Central American Refugees Ukraine Peace Talks Stop Big Oil Adjunct Faculty Cheated corporate tax evasion

Immigration Reform

Alida Garcia

Alida Garcia On Immigration Reform Being About People Not Votes

At PowerPAC+’s Race Will Win the Race conference, Alida speaks up for the countless families and communities impacted by our broken immigration system and challenges progressive leaders to go beyond campaign promises to enact meaningful immigration policy change.

Central American children

Hijos de las Guerras

Tom Hayden: The tens of thousands of Central American children streaming towards the US border are refugees from violence and economic crisis fostered by decades of wrongheaded US foreign policy.

Child Refugees

Putting Children’s Migration in Context

Beatriz Manz: What is troubling, however, is that the debate over what the U.S. should do with these children has centered on how to deport them as rapidly as possible. The naive notion is that deportation will send an unmistakable message not to attempt the dangerous journey north.

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Social Justice

Netroots Nation in Detroit

Netroots Nation in Detroit: The Art of War and the War of Art

Rachele Huennekens: I heard a worker from OUR Walmart says she’s worried she won’t have a job next week when she returns from the conference, and I saw dozens of immigrant rights activists thrown out of Vice President Joe Biden’s speech for chanting “Stop deporting our families.”

Hitler Hated Unions

Adolph Hitler, Union Hater

Berry Craig: The unions strongly opposed Hitler, who wove his hatred of organized labor into his genocidal anti-Semitism. The latter resulted in the Holocaust, the systematic murder of six million European Jews. Many Jews were in unions, too.

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Elections and Campaigns

Grimes Beating McConnell

McConnell’s Knotty Problem

Berry Craig: In any event, few tea partiers will likely go for Grimes. But more some might hop on the David Patterson bandwagon. Patterson is the almost unknown Libertarian third-party candidate.

marianne williamson hillary clinton

Marianne Williamson’s Open Letter to Hillary Clinton

Marianne Williamson: I want to hear what’s true from you. I want you to rail against the chemical companies and their GMO’s — not support them. I want you to decry the military industrial complex — not assure them you’re their girl.

Sarah Palin Running For President

Egads! Sarah Palin in 2016

Tom Degan: For those of us who thrive on the gales of laughter provided to us by Sarah Palin and unintentional comedians like her, these are indeed sweet times to be alive.

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Los Angeles

Eagle Rock Dump Expansion

Where Is Councilmember Huizar on Dump Expansion?

Lazaro Cuevas: Deliveries of trash to the dump, now at about 800 tons per day, could double or triple under the proposed expansion. A larger dump and more trash will worsen air quality, noise levels, and traffic congestion in Eagle Rock.

Los Angeles Skid Row

The General and the War to Save LA’s Soul (Part III)

Dan Bluemel: Sometimes the cops get a kink in their colon and enforce the code en masse, other times they lay low, but to focus on one homeless woman as though she were a “problem child,” as they so named her, is difficult to understand.

Ground Police Drones

Will Distrust of Police Ground LAPD Drones?

Dan Bluemel: The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition announced their new campaign last week to ban police from using the same unmanned aerial drones that were previously barred from use in the skies above Seattle.

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Law and Justice

Texas Open Carry

Packing Heat in the Brothers’ ’Hood

Walter Brasch: A group of white gun-rights advocates plan to sling rifles, shotguns, and semi-automatic assault weapons onto their bodies, and walk through a Black neighborhood in Houston. What could possibly go wrong with that?!

Net Neutrality FCC

FCC Official Says Million People Commenting Won’t Matter

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: Our protests forced the FCC to listen and include our proposal for the Internet being reclassified as a public utility in their rulemaking. But, to win we need to build a mass movement that cannot be ignored, that balances the influence of big corporations like Comcast and Verizon.

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