Delegates in 2016 – Who Needs ‘Em?

People are concerned about the people designated to represent party members at the national political conventions, who vote to nominate candidates, approve party rules and the public party platform, etc. Hundreds of such delegates are at stake in California's partisan presidential preference primary.

By |2016-06-03T23:20:40-05:00June 3rd, 2016|California, Politics, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Point/Counter-Point on Bernie Sanders

Why I support Bernie Sanders by Richard Macias, Chicanos for Bernie I want to tell you why I support Sen. Bernie Sanders and why this election will be the most important election in our lives. Every four years we're given the opportunity to select a President for the ruling class! To choose one of a handful of Representatives that have been handpicked by a handful of even more powerful people known as Plutocrats! These powerful people have handpicked another batch for us to choose from! All except [...]

By |2016-03-06T03:05:43-05:00March 6th, 2016|Chris Hedges, Politics, Richard Macias|0 Comments

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

KPFK LOCAL STATION BOARD ELECTIONS COMPLETED, REACH QUORUM

Local station board elections for KPFK listener-sponsor and staff delegates were completed on January 4, and results were announced and certified about two weeks later by the National Elections Supervisor, who was doubling up to complete the local elections. Despite glitches with getting people their ballots, a quorum was reached in both the listener and staff elections. The full results are available at https://elections.pacifica.org, including images of individual ballots and the raw data. Jan Goodman led all candidates for the listener seats, and her slate took a [...]

By |2016-02-05T01:58:19-05:00February 5th, 2016|Public Radio|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
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