The Power of the People is the Force of Life

The Power of the People is the Force of Life by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA/People Against Racist Terror (ARA-LA/PART) I was sent the following link to a piece worth reading by Henry Giroux: A searing and penetrating essay by Henry Giroux: https://truthout.org/articles/racist-violence-cant-be-separated-from-the-violence-of-neoliberal-capitalism/ Giroux is a powerful critic of fascist trends based on white supremacy and capitalism. But I don't know exactly why he often has a failure of nerve, or of something, when he draws towards solutions. For example in this piece, after the searing indictment, he [...]

MAKING BLACK HISTORY: Stop Criminalizing Black Protest

MAKING BLACK HISTORY Stop Criminalizing Black Protest by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA More than 200 folks stood up in court in January against eight charges filed by City Attorney Mike Feuer against Dr. Melina Abdullah of Black Lives Matter LA for speaking out against police murders of Black and Brown people in L.A. Background on the case can be found in this article: httpss://thelandmag.com/the-people-v-melina-abdullah/ Every person who has been arrested and taken to court for speaking out at the LA Police Commission has been Black. There have [...]

Poetry Corner: Unhoused Epiphany

UNHOUSED EPIPHANY by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-L.A. (To the tune of "Do You Hear What I Hear?") Said the night wind to the little boy, Do you see what I see (repeat) Coming down the street, little boy? A cop, a cop, pulling out his gun, If you're Black or Brown, you better run (2x) Said Community Watch to the unhoused mom, Do you hear what I hear (repeat) Lying through their teeth, unhoused mom? Garcetti's flacks, spreading his PR, polishing his presidential star. (2x) Said the [...]