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; [...]

Split California into 3 Separate States? A Billionaire Wanted Voters to Decide!

Splitting up California? Not so fast. The California Supreme Court decided unanimously in July to remove from the November ballot a measure aimed at dividing California into three states. The decision was a defeat for Tim Draper, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist considered an eccentric entrepreneur who spent $1.2 million on the measure. The court said it acted “because significant questions have been raised regarding the proposition’s validity and because we conclude [...]

Standing Rock Water Protectors Nearing Trial

Trial dates are set, and it’s a critical hour for legal efforts on behalf of the Standing Rock water protectors. On August 13, Chase Iron Eyes will walk into a North Dakota courtroom and face prosecution for his alleged crimes. The charges? Trespassing on the Lakota’s own sacred land and inciting a riot — when a group of 74 unarmed water protectors peacefully withstood a raid of Last Child’s Camp and subsequent [...]

Oscar Lopez Rivera Tour a Resounding Success

Lays the basis for on-going solidarity with Puerto Rico, political prisoners by Michael Novick Oscar Lopez Rivera, Puerto Rican former political prisoner and lifelong activist for sovereignty for his homeland, toured southern California last month to thank supporters and to raise funds for urgent grassroots community recovery and rebuilding work in Puerto Rico. He was greeted enthusiastically by turn-away crowds, including many from the Puerto Rican diaspora, at events on college campuses [...]

Improved “Medicare for All” in California

Update on “Improved Medicare 4 All” CA Senate Bill 562 By Terrie Brady (Links, resources, and photos from Maureen Cruise) What is SB 562, The Healthy California Act (Lara and Atkins)?  It’s a bill to provide single payer healthcare coverage for all for Californians. Many of us became familiar with the concept through the film “Sicko” by Michael Moore. This film shows that “single-payer” health care covers all the health needs of [...]

Local Punk Scene Supports Self-Expression, Helping Others & Unity

Local Punk Scene Supports Acceptance, Self-Expression, Reaching Youth, Helping Others, and Unity by Greg Foisie Alf Presented Resist and Exist, Nausea and Six More Local Punk/Grind Bands – October 13, at Café Nela in Highland Park, NE LA.   In reality punk people are usually the gentlest, kindest folks you'll ever know. They're like hippies, only they wear way more black. -- Kate Rockland, Falling Is Like This When I came across [...]

By |2017-11-05T02:44:16-05:00October 28th, 2017|Events, Greg Foisie, Movements, Music, Peace, Reports, Reviews|0 Comments

Muma Report and Update

Badge of the Rapist-Racist © 2015 by Mumia Abu-Jamal [12/14/15] As the first phase of the trial of police officer Daniel Holdzclaw comes to a close, one is forced to take stock of what the trial and its (lack of) coverage means. Holdzclaw, a 28- year old white Oklahoma cop, was recently convicted of 18 charges of sexual assault, rape, sodomy and related offenses, the targeting and raping of some 13 Black [...]

By |2016-01-01T15:31:37-05:00January 1st, 2016|Anti-Racism/Racism, Reports|0 Comments
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