Proposed July 14 Action for Migrant Families

A DRAFT CALL TO ACTION: FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER by Andy Griggs On June 30 there were protests nationwide—we have to keep up the pressure. THE ACTION: A vigil with signs along Vin Scully Boulevard from Sunset to Stadium Way The Date and Time: Saturday, July 14, 2:30 – 4:30 pm (Game begins at 4:15 pm) To protest Trump Administration immigration policies: “Zero-Tolerance,” family separation, Muslim travel ban, TPS and DACA termination; demand path to citizenship, close down ICE, LA as a sanctuary city, etc Why here and [...]

NOlympics LA Coalition Forming

We don't support the LA 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid because an Olympics in LA—regardless of how “successfully” it's executed—will be disastrous for Angelenos across the city. Despite any good intentions, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) is one of the least transparent and most corrupt institutions in the world. Their goal is to turn a profit at all cost. If LA hosts the Olympics, it will be a wide-reaching, destructive party for millionaires and billionaires. The Olympics puts the interests of the mega-rich and corporate brands [...]

Muhammad Ali – the Greatest! by Mumia Abu-Jamal

MUHAMMAD ALI: "The Greatest!" (1942-2016) [col. writ. 6/4/16] ©'16 Mumia Abu-Jamal It was Jan. 1942, when the baby, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. was. Born to a working-class Negro family in Louisville, Kentucky. In those days, Kentucky was famous for its distinctive blue grass, its championship horses and its whiskey. None knew that the brown boy born to the Clays would become one of the most famous and most revered men in the world. In 1960, at 178 lbs., Clay would win an Olympic gold medal as a [...]