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.

Inside Job: Skeptic SINema Series — Wednesday, 26 June

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Join us for popcorn and a FREE MOVIE in the Steve Allen Theater!

What’s Next for Marriage Rights? July 9th

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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.

Daniel: Remembering the Rosenbergs — June 19th

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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

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

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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.

Critic Ed Rampell on KPFK’s “Michael Slate Show” — Friday, May 31

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Ed Rampell on KPFK: Rampell will talk about his CounterPunch cover story called “Hollywood’s Year of Living Clandestinely”

Netroots Nation Offers Special Rates to LA Progressive Readers

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

Stop the Koch Brothers Buy of the LA Times – May 23 Rally

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Lauren Steiner: Please help us spread the word across Los Angeles! Come with signs that say “Bruce Karsh, please don’t sell the LA Times to the Kochs” and “Bruce Karsh, our democracy is not for sale” We are gathering Thursday, May 23 for a rally and march.

Passing Proposition C in Los Angeles on May 21st

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We’re working from all angles to get the word out and drive turnout to pass Proposition C in Los Angeles on May 21st (vote by mail begins May 1st).

The House I Live In — May 30

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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.

Community Demands Increased Funding for Prison Realignment Support

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South LA Reintegration Calls for Increased Funding for Community-Based Prison Realignment Support Services

ACLU Forum: California’s LGBTQ Community Post Prop Hate — May 14

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Panelists at the upcoming ACLU-SC Pasadena/Foothills Chapter bimonthly public forum on Tuesday, May 14, will recount the battle for LGBTQ rights in our community, discuss the impact discrimination and abuse has on students in local schools — especially for youth of color, and outline legal challenges ahead.

Stop Sale of the LA Times to the Koch Brothers – May 23rd

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Lauren Steiner: The president of Oaktree Capital Management, is poised to sell the LA Times to the Koch Brothers but Angelenos don’t have to sit by and let that happen.

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.

Operation Primal Scream — Friday, May 10th

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The Money Out Voters In Coalition joins the Move To Amend call for a National Day of Action to demand an end to the era of unlimited money in our political process and the assertion of corporate rights over human rights

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

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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.

Public Banking 2013 — June 2-4

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Reclaim Our Economy from Wall Street with Public Banking. Featuring Matt Taibbi, Ellen Brown, Birgitta Jonsdotter, and Gar Alperovitz. San Rafael.

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

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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

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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

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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.

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