Can The Left Survive Without Labor? — Sep 12th


A Zocalo Public Square Event with Harold Meyerson Moderated by Jennifer Medina, Los Angeles Bureau Reporter, The New York Times rogressive causes have long relied on the labor movement. But will that last forever? Progressives are making political gains in L.A., California, and among young people across the country. At the same time, labor unions […]

Why Do the Santa Anas Blow Our Minds? — Sept 6th

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A Zócalo/Grand Park Event Moderated by David Kipen, Founder, Libros Schmibros he Santa Ana Winds have long been a part of Southern California culture and myth. We sing about them, write about them, and, every fall, tell ourselves their legends: how when they blow, the murder rate goes up, “children become unmanageable,” and “every booze […]

AllCare Alliance Fundraiser — September 15

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Featuring Jackie Goldberg, Political Activist, and Bill Zimmerman, Campaign Strategist

Breakdown Screening — Tuesday, 20 August


US Vaterans’ Artists Alliance presents “Breakdown” Tuesday, 20 August, at 7:30 p.m. — a free screening at 10858 Culver Blvd., Culver City.

The Doors’ John Densmore Beats Drum Against Greed

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I will always fight for leveling the playing field, because I came from the 99 percent. I’m not in the one percent, but I have deep pockets and I know where I came from and I will fight for the 99 percent the rest of my life.

Picnic for Lynne Stewart and Hunger Strikers – August 3rd

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Join Friends of Lynne Stewart for a National Vigil to BRING HER HOME. All will be gathering to support Lynne Stewart, California Hunger Strikers and all Political Prisoners. Saturday, Aug 3rd in San Pedro. Click here for more. . .

Their Dreams Ended in The San Fernando Massacre

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Two years ago, at an abandoned ranch in the Tamaulipas municipality of San Fernando, Zetas murdered 72 migrants who refused to cooperate with the mafia and were machine gunned to death.

San Diego Prevailing Wage


San Diego Prevailing Wage: San Diego City Council moved to boost the local economy and increase middle class jobs by expanding the number of local public works projects that pay prevailing wages.

Hunger For Justice Rally – July 31st

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Join Danny Glover, Mike Farrell and others on Wed July 31st as people around the world stand in solidarity with the California Prisoner Hunger Strikers. Click to learn more

“Go Public” — Friday, 26 July


The recently produced documentary GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District is perhaps the finest film ever made about the challenges and successes of public education in the United States.

Kordavision! July 26


Join award-winning director Hector Cruz Sandoval for a night at LA’s coolest screening venue, The Downtown Independent.

“Justice for Trayvon” National Day of Action Vigils — Saturday, 20 July


In over one hundred cities across the United States, NAN is organizing “Justice for Trayvon” vigils on Saturday, July 20th to press the federal government to investigate civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.

What is a Fiduciary


“Professional Fiduciary” is someone who accepts responsibility for taking care of the personal and/or financial needs of a person that is unable to do so for themselves. Trust is a crucial element when the person receiving the services is vulnerable, frail and incapacitated. A “Professional Fiduciary” is not a caregiver, but manages and oversees the […]

“The First 70″ Benefits LA Progressive

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The First 70 is a about Californians banding together to enact change and develop solutions in the face of a glaring bureaucratic oversight.

National Bar Association Demands Justice for Trayvon

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The National Bar Association demands justice for Trayvon Martin says Zimmerman verdict highlights continued injustices in American legal system

Robert Williams: Mr. Bitchin’ — July 30


This new documentary profiles Robert Williams, whose rise from hot rod/underground comics illustrator to hotly collected conceptual realist offers a fascinating perspective on the contemporary art scene.

Beyond Realignment: Fixing LA’s Jails — July 9th

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At the July 9th ACLU-SC Pasadena/Foothills forum, Peter Laarman from Justice Not Jails will be joined by Patrisse Cullors of Coalition to End Sheriff’s Violence in LA Jails, and Esther Lim of the ACLU Jails Project.

California’s Underfunded Judicial System

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“Liberty and Justice for All” sounds like a nice slogan from our pledge when in fact justice in the underfunded courts is primarily available only to those who can afford it.

Home Boy, All Saints, and MPAC Address Violence – June 30th

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Sharon Kyle:: Join the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), Homeboy Industries and All Saints Church on June 30th for a Community Forum to find tools to address a growing concern – urban violence.

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.