What’s Next for Marriage Rights? July 9th


UCLA Williams Institute legal director David Codell, San Francisco chief deputy city attorney Therese Stewart, and UCLA Williams Institute research director M.V. Lee Badgett offer ways of understanding what comes next for the institution of marriage and for LGBT rights, in California and around the country.

Five Poems Mayor Garcetti Should Read

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The Frying Pan: A successful mayor and council cannot be satisfied with merely coping as issues arise, but must be able to anticipate and define the city´s needs for the next four years. As our newly elected leaders prepare for their roles, we´ve asked writers to share their thoughts about what lies ahead for Los Angeles.

Daniel: Remembering the Rosenbergs — June 19th


Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the 1983 fiction film “Daniel” will be screened. With Ed Asner and Mike Farrell.

Google: We’re Watching You! — June 15th

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Occupy Venice; Move to Amend; Revolutionary Poets Brigade; POWER (People Organized for Westside Renewal) announce a poetry-rally, press conference, at Google Headquarters (The Binoculars Building) 340 Main St. Venice, on Saturday, June 15, at 2PM

Dirty Wars Jeremy Scahill — In Selected Cities

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Catch investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill for a LIVE Q&A after his Sundance Award-winning film “DIRTY WARS” at the 7:40pm show on Wednesday, June 12, at the Landmark Theater in LA!

Death Penalty Panel Discussion — June 5

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Faith Rising: The Death Penalty and the Quest for Community Justice. A death penalty panel discussion on race and class in the American Criminal Justice System 40 years after the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

Let’s Take Control of California’s Budget — June 22nd


On June 22, 2013, join the ACLU of Southern California’s Economic Justice Committee for a day of organizing and action to join in the fight to take back our budget and our state.

Netroots Nation Offers Special Rates to LA Progressive Readers


Netroots Nation 2013 Special – Netroots Nation is offering discounted rates to the readers of the LA Progressive. Click to learn more.

Smart Patient Credits Key to Lowering Healthcare Costs

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Munir Moon: The SPC program would empower and incentivize patients to shop, evaluate and decide on what is best for them, just as any consumer would in any market.

Original Memorial Day Started by Former Slaves


Memorial Day began as “Decoration Day” in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. Civil War. It was a tradition initiated by former slaves to celebrate emancipation and commemorate those who died for that cause.

Eric Garcetti Wins LA Mayoral Race

Eric Garcetti Wins Los Angeles Mayoral Race! See outcome of the Los Angeles city election here.

The House I Live In — May 30


Institute of Black World sponsoring a showing of the award-winning film “The House I Live In” as part of its campaign to educate and involve people in Los Angeles and Southern California regarding the so-called War on Drugs.

Why PDA Paves the Way to 2014 – June 1st Event

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Thom Hartmann, Lily Tomlin, Jim Hightower, and John Nichols will speak on June 1st on “Why PDA Paves the Way to 2014″ at the Beverly Hills home of Linda & Syd Leibovitch. Click to RSVP.

LA Community Colleges Need to Provide Green Training

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Nancy Pearlman: As the job market becomes more competitive, the community colleges in Southern California need to revamp their vocational and avocational courses to prepare students for the twenty-first century and to reeducate workers in modern green technology jobs.

Help Advantage US Vets Put Veterans to Work


By purchasing and dedicating commemorative bricks, Americans everywhere will be helping Advantage US Vets establish the Roots & Sprouts Farmstead as a not-for-profit workplace which will directly hire jobless honorably discharged veterans.

African Immigration Town Hall — May 18

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Join use as we examine the unique experiences of African immigration and better understand the role of African immigrants in the national movement to reform immigration policies.

Pacifica Foundation Seeking Executive Director


The Pacifica Foundation, the country’s oldest public radio network, comprising 7 business units, is seeking an Executive Director.

Help Crush Citizens United — May 11

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On May 21, Los Angeles voters will have the chance to weigh in on the question of overturning Citizens United through a constitutional amendment. And if Prop C passes, Los Angeles will be the largest jurisdiction to approve a resolution to overturnCitizens United.

Special Screening: Trans — Sunday, May 19


It takes a special kind of courage to be who you really are.

Moana Nui II May 31st – Jun 2nd

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Moana Nui II 2013 – In May, 2013, the International Forum on Globalization (IFG), in collaboration with a broad range of indigenous and small island peoples of the Pacific, and joined by activists from countries throughout the Pacific Basin, will sponsor and produce a three-day series of public events in the Bay Area, Northern CA.

Good Grief: Who’s Going to Cover LA Now? April 27

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Good Grief: Who’s Going to Cover LA Now? The LA Media Reform Group’s 6th Annual media conference at Occidental College takes place Saturday, April 27th

War on Whistleblowers Screening — April 30

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Free screening of Robert Greenwald’s new film. Hosted by MoveOn LA Area Councils. Laemmle Music Hall, Beverly Hills, Tuesday, April 30, noon.

The CA DISCLOSE Act Campaign Kickoff — April 21


Please join SB 52 supporters Senator Kevin De Leon, Assemblymembers Steven Bradford and Reggie Jones-Sawyer, and other SB 52 supporters and local activist leaders to kick off the Los Angeles-area legislative campaign for the California DISCLOSE Act!

The Struggle Continues, with Kathleen Cleaver: April 21

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Fundraiser for Elder Ronald Freeman, with Kathleen Cleaver, Emory Douglas, and Danny Glover.

Clean By ’16 Fundraiser — April 27th

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Join Mary Beth Fielder in launching Clean by ’16 for a screening of Stefan Forbes’ “Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story”

Common Cause’s Media & Democracy Reform Initiative — April 26


Discussion with former FCC Commissioner Michael J Copps and Common Cause President Bob Edgar, hosted by Betty & Stanley Sheinbaum.

“The Real Budget $olution” with Ellen Brown & Mark Pash: April 16

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Everything you need to know about a State, County, or City bank.

Unlikely Friends Screening — April 27

Unlikely Friends

Forgiveness is never an easy choice. Through faith in spirituality, humanity, or simply the need to escape their pain, these victims connected with their perpetrators. What they found is astonishing.

Seeds of Peace: April 20


Not only will best-selling author Marianne Williamson give the keynote talk, and a workshop, there will be workshops bringing together activists and contemplatives on topics ranging from Kundalini yoga, Sufism, Kabalah, and Christian meditation to environmentalism, just peacemaking and gun violence reduction. Workshop presenters include Rev Ed Bacon, Maher Hathout (founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council), Glen Stassen (Just Peacemaking), and many more–over 30 total!

The Healthcare Movie – Screening April 24th


Please join emergency room physician, Dr. Bill Honigman and others for a screening of “The Healthcare Movie” a highly acclaimed documentary by Laurie Simmons and Terry Sterrenberg, narrated by actor Kiefer Sutherland

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