#DecolonizeLACityHall Sit-in to Fire LAPD Chief Charlie Beck

Fire Police Chief Charlie Beck for Leading the Most Murderous Police Force in the US by Melina Abdullah, Black Lives Matter LA httpss://www.facebook.com/groups/blacklivesmatterla/ We need you to do three things to help remove LAPD Chief Charlie Beck as head of the most murderous law enforcement unit in the nation. Call Mayor Garcetti and tell him to #FireBeck 213-978-0600 Sign the petition. httpss://campaigns.organizefor.org/petitions/fire-police-chief-charlie-beck-for-leading-the-most-murderous-police-force-in-the-united-states Get at least 3 people to do the same today. Why is this important? Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists and allies have been sitting-in [...]

SoCal Gas Creates 10,000+ Environmental Refugees in L.A.

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-L.A. The Aliso Canyon/Porter Ranch methane leak is so large it will measurably set back not just the city's but the entire state's greenhouse gas emission targets, effectively erasing nearly a decade's worth of statewide emission reductions. It accounts for more than 25% of all emissions statewide, and gives the lie to the claims that methane, AKA "natural gas," is a "clean" energy source. Two schools and thousands of nearby residents have been forced to move while the leak from an underground storage [...]

By |2016-02-05T01:58:38-05:00February 5th, 2016|Ecology, Los Angeles, Michael Novick|0 Comments

State of The Black Union

The Shadow of Crisis has NOT Passed Excerpted from: https://blacklivesmatter.com/who-we-are/ The current state of Black America is anything but just. For Black people in the U.S., the shadow of crisis has not passed. The median wealth for single White women is $42,600. For Black women, itís $5.001. The infant mortality rate for Black mothers is more than double that of White mothers, due to factors like poverty, lack of access to health care, and the physiological effects of stress caused by living under structural oppression. 22 states [...]

By |2016-02-05T01:58:25-05:00February 5th, 2016|Anti-Racism/Racism, Commentary|0 Comments

Sunday February 28 2016 TURN OFF THE OSCARS!

by Rob Macon Not again! First 2015 and now 2016. The 88th Academy Awards, known as the Oscars, for yet another year has decided that whites only will celebrate being the best actors, rather than any other people of color. We Built This City,î as the song goes, which seems to be the mindset not only of the voting members of the Academy, but also, we're learning, of the Hollywood studio executives, who are the true culprits. Could it be the president of the Academy Cheryl Boone [...]

By |2016-02-05T01:58:04-05:00February 5th, 2016|Rob Macon|0 Comments

Japanese Community Mobilizes to Save Keiro

The Ad Hoc Committee to Save Keiro held a march and rally from Little Tokyo to the Reagan State Building to serve Attorney General Kamala Harris with petition signatures to prevent the privatization of the Japanese/Japanese-American community's elder care institution.  They held a speak-out urging the AG to stop the sale of Keiro until a public hearing can be held. The committee held a public hearing earlier in the month  at the Centenary United Methodist Church. Keiro Senior HealthCare quietly negotiated the sale of all four of [...]

By |2016-02-05T01:57:57-05:00February 5th, 2016|Healthcare|0 Comments

Excerpt from: MACEHUAL (COMMON FOLK) POET by Francisco X. Alarcon

I am a macehual poet, a follower of butterflies with no other ceiling than the open sky full of stars my sole flag is a white cloud in the sky, a dove of peace the whole world - already borderless - is my home and backyard Macehual: A Nahuatl (Aztec) term for the common folk, the bulk of the people, whose labor continues the vital core of society. Francisco X. Alarcon, the L.A.-born Chicano poet and factory laborer who worked his way from adult school, East L.A. [...]

By |2016-02-05T01:57:52-05:00February 5th, 2016|Francisco X. Alarcon, In Memoriam, Poetry Corner|0 Comments

Two So Cal Kaiser units, one in Nor Cal ratify National Union of Health Workers contracts

from the NUHW Pulse, December 21, 2015 After a five-year struggle, members in three of NUHW's four Kaiser units have ratified contracts, and negotiations to settle the fourth are underway. The Psych-Social unit of Southern California mental health clinicians and medical social workers voted by 87% to ratify their contract on December 18, and the Southern California dietitians, health educators, audiologists, and speech pathologists that comprise the Health Care Professionals unit voted 91% to ratify their contract. NUHW's Integrated Behavioral Health Services unit of Northern California mental [...]

By |2016-02-05T01:57:38-05:00February 5th, 2016|Healthcare|0 Comments

California Drivers May Lose Advantage When Contesting Traffic Tickets

by Geoff Mousseau California is the only state that permits drivers to contest traffic tickets by mail.  Recent developments suggest that this advantage may soon be eliminated. The back of each traffic ticket refers to ìtrial by written declaration.î  This strange reference is to a process that has, until recently, only been known to lawyers.   But Trial by Mail is available to anyone who doesn't want to spend the time or take the risk of appearing in court for a traffic trial. Trial by Mail is a [...]

By |2016-02-05T01:57:21-05:00February 5th, 2016|California|0 Comments

January 2015 Calendar

2014 Dec 31 - Wed Frank & Jane Dorrel's New Year's Eve Party: 8p-1a. Music by Andy's Living Room Band. $15 covers venue, snacks, liquor, desserts. RSVP. UnUrban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica. Park free across the street behind the bank. 310.838.8131. <fdorrel@sbcglobal.net>. Rock In The New Year With Resistance To Police Murder! Protest planned for New Year's Eve gala at Grand Park, downtown. For details contact Stop Mass Incarceration Network, So Cal, 213-840-5348 January Rain Barrel Give-away. Watch their website for new dates in [...]

By |2015-01-18T19:11:57-05:00December 31st, 2014|Calendar|0 Comments
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