The Dubious Seizure of Laurel Greenstein’s Home

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Dan Bluemel: Now, at nearly 60 years of age, she is broke, beset with medical issues, unemployed and homeless. She currently stays at various homes of friends, but has had to spend a few nights in her car.

Abercrombie & Fitch’s ‘Fat Policy’ A Good Thing

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Jasmyne Cannick: Protesting Abercrombie & Fitch is sending the message to children, teens, and adults that it’s okay to be fat and if people don’t accept you being fat and make clothes to accommodate your fatness that they are somehow bad.

Marketing Solar: Future Regulations Hold Key

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Catherine Wolfram: Future regulations place substantial uncertainty on future bills, so that simple assumptions that project a flat or increasing value of bill savings over time (in real terms) may not be accurate.

The Long Way Home: Starts November 3

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Reflections on the Tracers Journey. Produced by the United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance and Rogue Machine. Opening Saturday, November 3\. Performed at the USVAA Theater, Culber City.

2012 California Proposition Forum — Saturday, October 6th

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2012 California Proposition Forum – The ACLU So. California Westside Chapter invites you to a 2012 Initiatives Forum Saturday, October 6 in Santa Monica

Will the GOP Steal America’s 2012 Election – Thursday, October 4th

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Will GOP Steal Election – That’s what Mimi Kennedy, Harvey Wasserman,Terrence McNally, Greg Palast, Brad Friedman. and other progressives will discuss at this information packed forum. All are welcome. RSVP required.

Mario Solis-Marich on KTLK 9 a.m. to Noon

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Mario Solis-Marich guest hosting on KTLK 1150, 9 a.m. to noon.

Romney’s Gods Problem

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Tom Hall: Clearly, Romney has no issue with the doctrine of lying to achieve any goal he wants. But his lying about his religious beliefs doesn’t mean that other people can’t tell the truth about those religious beliefs.

Walmart in Altadena: Fact or Fantasy

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Help take Altadena back. Say NO! to Walmart.

Look, Boss, The Train

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John MacMurray: Having a regularly-scheduled high speed train service will put California’s transportation system on a par with countries like Argentina, Belgium, China, France, Morocco, South Korea, and Taiwan; all of which use a high-speed electric rail system to move their citizens and visitors around.

Friday Feedback: LAPD’s Changing Culture

Steve Lamb comments on Dick & Sharon’s “Changing Culture at the LAPD,” which discusses the department’s ground-breaking work with the city’s LGBY community.

LA Progressive Ad Sales Help Needed

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We need an experienced ad salesperson to sell advertising space on our two websites. We expect to pay a healthy commission for sales that would principally involve online and phone work.

Fighting Religious Tyranny in the U.S. Military

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Sharon Kyle: Mikey Weinstein established The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, dedicated to ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantee of religious freedom.

LA Police Department’s LGBTQ Community Forum — April 12th

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Los Angeles Police Department’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning (LGBTQ) Community Forum Coming April 12th

Friday Feedback: Seeking Unity

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Friday Feedback: This week, Jim H. comments on Diane Lefer’s “Seeking Unity Across Sex, Race & Class” and then Diane responds.

Healthcare 101: Don’t Eat That Chocolate Bar

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Derrick Ashong: If we’re going to have a system of privately issued insurance (which we do have, and which the govt has made no moves to get rid of), we run into a basic problem: healthy people don’t wanna’ buy it.

Justice for Trayvon Martin — Community Speakout!

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17-year-old Trayvon was murdered 26 February by a racist vigilante while walking from the store to his father’s home in a suburb of Orlando, Florida. The murderer is being protected and not arrested by local police.

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.

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.

Why S&P Has No Business Downgrading the U.S.

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Robert Reich: S&P’s intrusion into American politics is also ironic because, as I pointed out recently, much of our current debt is directly or indirectly due to S&P’s failures (along with the failures of the two other major credit-rating agencies — Fitch and Moody’s) to do their jobs before the financial meltdown.

The Biggest Driver in the Deficit Battle: Standard & Poor’s

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Robert Reich: Standard & Poor’s insists any deal must also contain a credible, bipartisan plan to reduce the nation’s long-term budget deficit by $4 trillion — something neither Harry Reid’s nor John Boehner’s plans do.

Ending Collective Bargaining for Teachers

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Leonard Eisenberg: So now you have no job, a mortgage to pay, a kid in college, and a wife who is pissed off and the possibility of spending well over $30,000 to prove that you are innocent, something that you always thought was presumed until the other side showed otherwise.

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Just Media: the 4th Annual LA Media Reform Summit

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Are you concerned about hate speech on cable news? Do you have an issue you are passionate about that doesn’t get air time in the mainstream media? Do you want to learn how to create and disseminate your own media?

Politics or Pedagogy? with John Cromshow — This Thursday

Dick and Sharon will be on John Cromshow’s radio program “Politics or Pedagogy” tonight, Nov 18th at 8:00 pm KPFK FM 90.7 — The topic: “What is missing in the education-reform media-stream?” Please listen and let us know what you think by posting your comments here.

KPFK Morning Review Election Day Special

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Dick and Sharon of LA Progressive will be in studio on the KPFK Election Day Special with host John Cromshow along with activists Arlene Inouye and Rosemary Lee. Tuesday at 7:00 am Nov 2nd at 90.7 on your FM dial.

We Shouldn’t Have to Pay for PG&E’s Mistakes

Paul Hogarth: The problem is not just compensation to those whose lives were destroyed. It’s about repairing the infrastructure that PG&E neglected for decades.

America’s Cheesiest Charttoppers

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Michael Sigman: Revisiting some of the greatest records that never made the pop charts was a heavenly experience. But like so many of life’s pleasures, it was backed with an annoying flip side: Long-suppressed neuronal connections were re-activated, and I became obsessed with the most appalling music ever to worm its way into the Top 10.

John Delloro, RIP

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John Delloro, a Filipino American labor leader from Southern California and member of the AAA-Fund blog team, died of a heart attack yesterday. John also wrote extensively for the LA Progressive.

I Draw The Line Blues at the Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena

Guitarists Barry Bremer, Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m. Burgers, beer, and blues. Firefly Bistro, 1009 El Centro Street, South Pasadena, 626.441.2443, http://www.eatatfirefly.com

2010 Media Summit: Call for Participation

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If you are as concerned that our democracy is being usurped by today’s media, that communities are being harmed by the absence of local issues covered by mainstream media, and that diverse groups lack access to the media, now is the time to act!

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