F*CK CHRISTOPHER STREET WEST

F*CK CSW by Hannah Howard https://medium.com/@techgirlwonder/fuck-csw-12c6a11f88a9 The “All Black Lives Matter LA” march has been a shit show from the beginning. Originally announced as a “Solidarity Protest” by LA Pride, the march was later handed over, after much protest, to a “Black Advisory Board” appointed by LA Pride/Christopher Street West which called themselves All Black Lives Matter LA. At no point was Black Lives Matter Los Angeles directly involved. You can learn more about the history of LA Pride and anti-blackness here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1985563248242309 I had resolved to [...]

LA City Health Services Tips on Staying Safe During COVID-19

Compiled by Bella De Soto Watch for weekly texts & short videos: https://bit.ly/2zuRFQt Questions about face covers? Watch this COVID-19 video from LA Health Services https://bit.ly/2T3miDj Watch for weekly texts & short videos: https://bit.ly/2zuRFQt For other services like meal delivery for the elderly (over 55), contact your local/nearby Senior Center, and register, if you are in need of this and other services. You can reach out by calling the City of LA at the number for most services --  311: The 311 Call Center provides various options [...]

Zapatista Meeting of Women Who Fight Starts in Chiapas

Mexico: Zapatista Meeting of Women Who Fight Starts in Chiapas Around 3,200 women from all over the world are gathered in the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico, to participate in the “Second International Meeting of Women who Fight,” which has been convened by the Indigenous political group Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). Women from countries such as Argentina, Germany, Peru, Spain, and the United States are gathered at “The Footprints of Commander Ramona” venue where about 200 women who are former guerrilla fighters entered the site dressed [...]

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Death Rate Soars for Unhoused People in L.A.

Alarming Death Rate Among Unhoused People in LA County Homeless Mortality Prevention Initiative Launched The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released a mortality study that provides new and alarming data on deaths among people experiencing homelessness in LA County. Not only have the number of homeless deaths doubled, from 536 in 2013 to 1,047 in 2018, but the death rate, which accounts for increases in the total number of homeless people, increased by over a third during that same period. Drug and alcohol overdose was [...]

Cuba – Que Linda Es Cuba!

Cuba, Que Linda Es Cuba by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action LA I went to Cuba for the first time, as part of the 50th Venceremos Brigade, for two weeks in July and August, along with over 150 others, the largest solidarity delegation in many years. The visit was eye-opening about the on-going revolutionary process and humanitarian values of their socialist society. It inspired us to oppose the US embargo/blockade against Cuba, and to organize to demand that the US recognize and respect Cuban sovereignty and dignity, stop [...]

50th Anniversary Venceremos Brigade Visits Cuba

160 from US to Take Protest Trip to Cuba New York, N.Y.— As the Trump Administration uses fear tactics to turn back the clock on Cuba policy, 160+ people from the USA are planning a massive political and educational trip to protest lingering U.S. imperialism—above all the financial control that the U.S. still forcibly exerts over Cuba—which threatens to undermine the sovereignty of the Cuban people. The trip, organized by the Venceremos Brigade, will mark the 50th anniversary of this project, which, since 1969, has traveled annually [...]

Paid Ad: The Fate of KPFK Is In Your Hands

Vote For Grassroots Community Radio Coalition Candidates for KPFK LSB   The fate of KPFK and Pacifica Radio is in your hands. You can choose mission-driven, unfettered free speech and community oriented programming that amplifies the voices of grassroots resistance and struggles for peace, justice and international solidarity, by voting for the Grassroots Community Radio Coalition candidates for the Local Station Board (LSB): Michael Novick, Reza Pour, Tyan Schesser, and Jeff Silberman. Or you can settle for gentrification of the airwaves, voter suppression, violations of the Pacifica [...]

The Obsession With and Lies About Nicaragua

The Obsession With and Lies About Nicaragua <httpss://www.counterpunch.org/2018/12/21/the-obsession-with-and-lies-about-nicaragua/> by S. Brian Willson The intense focus on the "ills" of Nicaragua completely misses the deep issues of continued US intervention - imperial neocolonialism - into the sovereign lives of other countries, as here with Nicaragua. Whether you love or hate Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, their personalities and personal lives are not the issue, whatsoever. For US Americans to be so closely scrutinizing clearly the most progressive government in Central America, ignoring the new US friendly but unpopular [...]

David Swanson Awarded 2018 Peace Prize

David Swanson Awarded 2018 Peace Prize www.uspeacememorial.org/PEACEPRIZE.htm We are pleased to announce that the US Peace Memorial Foundation has awarded its 2018 Peace Prize to The Honorable David Swanson for his “inspiring antiwar leadership, writings, strategies, and organizations that help to create a culture of peace.” Michael Knox, Chair of the Foundation, presented the award on August 26 at the Veterans for Peace National Convention in St. Paul, MN.  In his remarks, Knox said, “Thank you, David, for dedicating your life to ending wars. You are one of the most prolific writers, speakers, [...]

Outrage Mounts Over US Role in Bombing of Yemeni School Bus

40 Yemeni Children Dead by U.S.-Made Bomb? Aired via TV/Radio on the program “Democracy Now” - August 14th, 2018 www.democracynow.org/2018/8/14/40_yemeni_children_dead_by_a AP Investigation: Behind the Scenes in Yemen, U.S.-Backed Saudi Coalition Is Working with al-Qaeda www.democracynow.org/2018/8/14/ap_investigation_behind_the_scenes_in   Excerpt: AMY GOODMAN: Thousands of mourners gathered in the northern city of Sa'dah for funerals of 51 people, including 40 children killed in a U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a school bus last week. Images posted online suggest a U.S.-built Mark 82 bomb was used in the bombing. The massacre of [...]

Left Coast Forum – LA Trade Tech College – Aug 24-26

The second annual Left Coast Forum will take place at LA Trade Technical College on Washington Blvd. & Grand Ave. downtown on the weekend of Aug. 24-26, sponsored by LA Progressive and the NYC Left Forum. Keynote speakers as we went to press included Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the DSA candidate who shocked the political establishment by defeating the 4th-ranked Democratic Congressional leader in the NY primary; Dr. Melina Abdullah of Black Lives Matter; Hector Villagra of the ACLU of Southern California; and Eric Mann of the Labor-Community Strategy [...]