It’s been a beautiful ride thus far to see the social development occurring among races around the Agreement to End Hostilities. We, here at Calipatria State Prison, have come to see the value in the Agreement of End Hostilities, where our Families, friends and associates are enjoying their incarcerated love ones! Proving there is Love in Peace!
December 2014: all month War and People Art Exhibition. Focused on the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), the Israel-Palestine Wars (1948 & 1967), the Lebanon Civil War (1975-1990), and the Syrian War (2011-2014). With a spoken word evening (see Dec 4). Muslim, Christian & Jewish artists and contributors. Free, donations welcome. Inside/Outside Gallery, Levantine Cultural Center, 5998 W Pico Blvd, LA. 310.657.5511. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <levantinecenter.org>. Dec 1 - Mon: Million March Against Police Brutality: 2p. Anaheim Police Dept, 425 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim. Other actions nationwide in solidarity. <facebook.com/CopBlocksMMAPB>, click [...]
Community and Activist Calendar for Los Angeles November 2014.
A list of the ballot measures up for a vote on November 4, 2014 in Los Angeles.
By Paul Krehbiel Over 200 labor and community activists met at Holman United Methodist Church in central Los Angeles October 2 to fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage for over 800,000 low paid workers in Los Angeles. The majority are people of color. Experts say at least $15 an hour is needed to get out of poverty. The Los Angeles City Council recently passed a law mandating the larger LA hotels to pay hotel workers a minimum of $15.37 an hour, pushed through by the [...]
Editorial note: Below are excerpts from a speech made by Richard Trumka, president of the national AFL-CIO, at the Missouri State AFL-CIO convention in St. Louis, Sept. 15, 2014. He addresses the killing of Michael Brown, an 18 year old unarmed African-American man by a white police officer in nearby Ferguson, MO. The AFL-CIO represents 13 million members of many races and nationalities. By Richard L. Trumka I'm going to stray from my usual convention speech. A young man named Michael Brown died just a short distance [...]
https://sentencingproject.org/doc/publications/rd_Race_and_Punishment.pdf Racial perceptions of crime are a key cause of the severity of punishment in the United States, officials from the Sentencing Project in Northwest have concluded. "Whether acting on their own implicit biases or bowing to political exigency, policymakers have fused crime and race in their policy initiatives and statements. They have crafted harsh sentencing laws that impact all Americans and disproportionately incarcerate people of color," said Nazgol Ghandnoosh, a research analyst at the Sentencing Project and one of the authors of the new report, "Race [...]
(with a respectful nod to Jack Hirschman) ...I love L.A., I can't forget its smells, I love to make love in L.A., it's a great city, a city without a handle, the world's most mixed metropolis, of intolerance and divisions, how I love it, how I hate it, Zootsuit "riots," can't stay away, city of hungers, angers, Ruben Salazar, Rodney King, I'd like to kick its face in, a bone city, dried blood on walls, wildfires, taunting dove wails, car fumes and oil derricks, water thievery, with [...]