“The Future of News Is Now” Panel Set for March Summit at Oxy

Clockwise from upper left: Val Zavala, Maria Armoudian, Sharon McNary, and Jesse Thorn

Our “The Future of News Is Now” panel session has gathered four keen observers of today’s rapidly changing news-gathering scene.

Cenk Uygur: Can Progressives Reclaim the Democratic Party?

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Sharon Kyle: Cenk is viewed as a kindred spirit by many in the Caucus, partly because of his unyielding progressive stance but also because Uygur is no stranger to challenging the status quo.

Marcy Winograd Guest Hosting “Connect the Dots” Monday

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On Monday morning, 7-8 am, on KPFK (90.7 FM – Los Angeles), listen to Marcy Winograd guest-host Connect the Dots, first with a commentary on why we must Occupy the English language.

NAFTA of the Pacific?

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Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement – Out of the public eye, trade ministers and corporate lobbyists are pressing for a NAFTA-style deal that would encourage off-shoring of US jobs and drive down wages

Keep Jazz & Shaka Free!

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Hayden’s arrest is of course just the latest example of both the out-of-control racial profiling and stop and frisk tactics of the NYPD and; its targeting of Anti-Police Terror Activists.

Help Celebrate and Protect Native American Culture in Los Angeles

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Celebrate Native American culture & launch a grassroots campaign to urge LAUSD to sign a 60-year lease with Gabrieleno/Tongva Springs Foundation covering the Springs, the Kuruvungna village site, and the brand-new Cultural Center and Museum.

International Drive to Free Sara Kruzan, Directed at Governor Brown

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Our goal is to speed up the process of freeing Sara Kruzan. While we cannot make up for what has happened to her, we can fight for justice now.

Ending California’s Death Penalty in 2012

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At the ACLU Public Forum in Pasadena on January 10th, James Clark of the SAFE California Campaign and Brent Tonik of CCV will discuss the history of California’s death penalty and lay out the case for its abolition.

Media for the 99%: LA Media Reform Group Seeks Workshop Presenters

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Interested in proposing a breakout session topic or speaker? Please download and fill out this Call for Workshops form. Deadline: 15 January 2012.

The US Human Rights Network Conference

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US Human Rights Network Conference – International Human Rights Day is December 10th. The USHR Network is conducting a conference at the Radisson LAX this week

LA Fights to End Corporate Personhood

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Los Angeles Poised to Be the First Major U.S. City to Call for an End to Corporate Personhood. Grassroots Momentum Builds Toward Passage of Vote on December 6th

The Federal Reserve Bank – National Day of Protest

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Of the Federal Reserve Bank, Wikipedia says, The twelve Federal Reserve Banks form a major part of the Federal Reserve System, the central banking system of the United States. The twelve federal reserve banks together divide the nation into twelve Federal Reserve Districts, the twelve banking districts created by the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.[1] [...]

Alan Grayson Visiting Los Angeles

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Want to spend your afternoon at an event hosted by Richard Trumka, Tim Robbins, Ed Asner, Ry Cooder, Tim Robbins, Michelle Phillips, John Heard, Elliot Gould, Ed Begley Jr, Mike Farrell, Joan and Kurtwood Smith,Valerie Harper, Jon Bauman, Eric Roberts, Earl Katz, Mimi Kennedy, Frances Fisher, Peter Coyote, Sara Nichols, Norman Lear, Jeff Wald and Jordan Sommers, Steven Nemeth, Naren and Cheri Shanker, Joel Diamond, Michael Butler, Jan Goodman and Jerry Manpearl, Sylvia Aroth, Lili Haydn, Vivek Maddela, Lila Garrett, Nina Merson, Jodie Evans, Teray Stephens, and Paul Cummins?

Power to the People Film Series

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What: Power to the People Screening Series – All LA Occupy-ers and activists welcome (FREE) When: November 11, 15, 16, & 22 Where: The Last Bookstore (453 So. Spring St, Downtown L.A.) Why: To show support for the 99% protesting in Los Angeles (and across the world) against the inequities in our economic system caused [...]

Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour

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It’s the 19th Annual Tour of Artists’ Studios & Homes. Opening Sat. Nov. 12, 2011 • 7 to 10 pm

Maria Armoudian, Kill The Messenger, in Anaheim

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Meet Author and KPFK Pacifica Radio host Maria Armoudian as she gives a talk on her new book “Kill the Messenger: The Media’s Role in the Fate of the World” on Friday, November 11 at 6:45 pm in Anaheim.

Occupy LA Teach In and More

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Occupy LA Teach-In – Nov.5 & Nov.6 a weekend of actions, speakers, panel discussions and more created to educate, mobilize, unify and inspire the Occupiers

Veterans’ Vox 365: Honoring Veterans — Tuesday, 1 November

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Veterans’ Vox: Honoring Veterans — Tuesday, 1 November, 7 p.m., LA City Hall Mayor Bradley Room, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles. Free to public.

Support Alan Grayson’s Return to Congress: Saturday, 12 November

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Alan Grayson, the former congressional representative whose speech on the House Floor went viral on YouTube, because he spoke truth, needs your help. After telling the raw truth about healthcare reform, Grayson lost his seat. But Saturday, 12 November, 2 p.m. we can help change that.Grayson famously said that Wall Street controls our economic policy, Big Oil controls our energy policy, and the military-industrial complex controls our foreign policy.

Learn the Facts on Secure Communities: Tuesday, 8 November

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A Law Enforcement Threat to Immigrant Communities. WHAT: ACLU Pasadena-Foothills Chapter Public Forum WHEN: Tuesday, November 8th, 7 p.m. WHERE: Neighborhood Church, 301 No. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena.

Celebrating the Art of Resistance: Sunday, 6 November

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Honoring Angela Y Davis, the Rev. James and Dorothy Lawson, and Doug Minkler. Sonali Kolhatkar, emcee

Occupy Fox!

What do survivors of 9/11, David Beckham, and Paul McCartney have in common? They all claim their phones were hacked by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. in a scheme to obtain personal information, which allegedly involved bribing police.

Create the New Economy Now!

Marcy Winograd: Create the New Economy Now! Launch a global movement for pension money investment in local communities. October 20th, LA City Hall.

California Penions Power Call Wednesday

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Marcy Winograd & California Pension Power Invite You To Meet the CALSTRS Candidates This Wednesday Before You Vote (Election: Oct-Nov.)

ACLU-SC Pasadena/Foothills Annual Garden Party

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Tim Rutten: “Why the Coming Concentration of News Media Is a Bigger Threat to Your Civil Liberties Than Anything the Government Has in Mind”

Valley Dems United Welcomes LA Progressive Founders

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Valley Dems United welcomes LA Progressive founders Sharon Kyle & Dick Price, Tuesday, September 20, to talk about trends in new media and the future of the LA Progressive.

From McCarthyism to the Patriot Act to Islamophobia

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If you’re concerned about the growing governmental scrutiny of our private lives and communications in the name of the vaunted “War on Terror,” please participate in the discussion “From McCarthyism to the Patriot Act to Islamophobia,” on Tuesday, September 13, 7 p.m. at Neighborhood Church in Pasadena.

Soul of a Nation, Audacity of Nope

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The Progressive Caucus and Veterans Caucus present a joint presentation at the California Democratic Party’s E-Board meeting on July 30th.

The Assault on Labor: Protecting Worker Rights

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Workers and voters concerned with the increasing attacks on labor should participate in the panel discussion “Assault on Labor” on Tuesday, July 12th, 7 p.m. at Neighborhood Church in Pasadena.

Social Security and The Koch Lies

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The Koch brothers have poured millions of dollars into conservative think tanks that crank out studies claiming Social Security is going broke. Their solutions – raise the retirement age and turn your contributions over to the casino of Wall Street. The short and gripping video from Brave New Films, “Social Security Echo Chamber,” traces the origins of these Koch-funded lies.

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