People Get Ready

People Get Ready:  There's a Bad Moon on the Rise by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA (https://antiracist.org) As you read this, there is barely a month to election day. What are you doing to prepare for the possible outcomes and their consequences? Given recent realities, including vehicles being driven at racial justice protesters here in L.A., the murder of two protesters in Kenosha, exposures of organized racist violence being planned in Portland, the repeated refusals by Trump to say he will commit to a peaceful transfer of power, it [...]

Talkback to MoveOn

From: Greg Foisie Sun, 4 Jul 2020 5:26:02 PM +0000 (UTC) To: Talkbacks@Moveon Org   Dear Kelly, Oscar, Rahna, Jennifer, and the rest of the MoveOn team - Biden was opposed to busing during the 60s civil rights efforts to end segregation. Biden has been accused of sexual harassment & sexual attack.  His hands are all over women on numerous videos displayed on the internet. As Vice-President, Biden supported the Iraq War based on lies that killed over a million Iraqi's, the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan killing [...]

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 [...]

Measure B: A Public Bank for Los Angeles?

A Public Bank for Los Angeles? httpss://www.laprogressive.com/public-bank-for-los-angeles/ [Excerpts] Voters in the city of Los Angeles will be the first in the country to weigh in on a public banking mandate, through Measure B on the November ballot that would allow the city to form its own bank. The City Charter currently prohibits the creation of industrial or commercial enterprises by the city without voter approval. The measure would allow the city to create a public bank, although state and federal law hurdles would still need to be [...]

August 26 Women’s Equality Day

August 26 marks the anniversary of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote after decades of struggle. Perhaps by its 100th anniversary in two years, the Equal Rights Amendment will also be ratified. See httpss://www.facebook.com/ERAAction for more information on the ERA campaign. "The last speaker alluded to this movement as being that of a few disappointed women. From the first years to which my memory stretches, I have been a disappointed woman. In education, in marriage, in religion, in everything, disappointment [...]

New LAPD Chief – Moore of the Same

Garcetti, Chief Moore & Police Comm. Soboroff New LAPD Chief- Moore of the Same by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action LA httpss://ara-la.tumblr.com/post/174935057110/new-lapd-chief-moore-of-the-same Following a search and recommendation of three top candidates by the Police Commission, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has named Asst. Chief Michel Moore (pronounced Michael) as his choice for LAPD Chief to replace Chuckie Beck, who is retiring early after unrelenting community criticism. Garcetti's choice is expected to be approved by the City Council, even though he comes out of the same mold as Beck, trained [...]

Pacifica Board Elections Up-Coming Under Looming Debt

ANOTHER LOCAL RADIO STATION BOARD ELECTION CYCLE IS COMING TO YOUR LOCAL NON-COMMERCIAL PACIFICA RADIO - FIVE NATIONWIDE STATIONS!     Meanwhile, according to the current Pacifica Radio Foundation's National Board controlling majority since 2016 (also predominant majority at local LA Station Board of KPFK-90.7 FM) has recently entered the Foundation into a chopping block/free fall situation as collateral from its Radio Licenses and R/E holdings for a substantial high loan, in the neighborhood of $3.2 Million, with unreasonable payment terms and undisclosed to the Foundation membership!!! Now [...]

Rent Control Initiative on November Ballot

HEADS UP! HEADS UP! The much-awaited Ballot Initiative is finally here… THE RENT CONTROL INITIATIVE IS COMING TO YOUR LOCAL BALLOT NOV. 6, 2018 -GENERAL ELECTION The Secretary of State announced the news June 15, 2018 County Clerk/Registrar of Voters (CC/ROV) Memorandum #18150 TO: All County Clerks/Registrars of Voters  and Proponents FROM: /s/ Robert Bradshaw Voting Services, Manager RE: Initiative: #1837 Related to Rent  Control – Eligibility for Ballot The Secretary of State was to certify the initiative June/28 as qualified for the November 6, 2018, General [...]

300,000 Vote for Socialists in CA Primary in June

300,000 Vote for socialists in California primary Analysis By Richard Becker httpss://www.liberationnews.org/ca-undemocratic-election-process-capitalist-candidates-win-socialists-gain/ In yet another California election dominated by tech, developer, banking and other corporate money, the capitalists won again. And thanks to the corrupt and anti-democratic “top-two” system, the only candidates on the statewide ballot in November’s “general election” will be Democrats and Republicans: no third party candidates allowed and not even write-in votes will be counted. Follow up on line

By |2018-07-04T04:15:14-05:00July 4th, 2018|Anti-capitalism, Movements, Peace, Voting|0 Comments

The “Masterstroke” of the US Against Venezuela

The "Masterstroke" of the US Against Venezuela [Excerpts] by Stella Calloni The US and its partners are quietly preparing a brutal "Plan to end the dictatorship of Venezuela": the "Masterstroke."  The document, labeled "Top Secret" and dated Feb. 23, 2018, is available on-line here: https://www.voltairenet.org/article201100.html. This plan is already underway. Its first part began before the upcoming Venezuelan elections. If they do not succeed in overthrowing President Nicolás Maduro with this new offensive, which will include the use of the whole propaganda and media apparatus available to [...]

Top-2 Primary in CA Tuesday June 5

“Top-2” Primary June 5 Since 2010, Californians have an “open direct primary” election for all state offices, in which all candidates regardless of party are on the same ballot, and only the top two vote-getters appear on the November general election ballot, when many more people vote. This effectively bars “third party” candidates from the general election and can even result in two Dems or two GOP candidates facing off in the fall. Now may be your only chance to vote your conscience. A number of propositions [...]

By |2018-05-28T01:49:05-05:00May 28th, 2018|California, California, Los Angeles, Politics, Voting|0 Comments

End Repression and Militarization in Mexico

End repression and militarization in Mexico by Committee for Revolutionary International Regroupment (from Freedom Socialist newspaper, Vol. 39, No. 2, April-May 2018 www.socialism.com) Since the beginning of 2018, the security forces of the Mexican state have launched a general offensive against the country’s social movements. Shortly before the end of 2017, the federal legislature approved the passage of the Internal Security Law (ISL) which beefed up the powers of the armed forces. This law, for example, will now allow the Mexican military to occupy “zones of conflict,” [...]

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