Carl Matthes: Highlight of the evening was a film directed by Ryan James Yezak and produced by Dana Miller which capsulized the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and AHF’s crusade to fight the disease around the world.
Stephen Box: As community activists continue to fight for a ban on city park advertising, the Mayor is pursuing an overhaul of LA’s sign ordinance that will create “innovative revenue sources” such as wilderness advertising.
Walter Brasch: The truth is that the politics of hate, combined with media complicity and Internet access, has led not to a discussion of critical issues but to character assassination, with racism and bigotry as its pillars.
The Los Angeles Media Reform Group encourages community activists and grassroots media makers to present their ideas at its fourth annual LA Media Reform “Just Media” Summit, scheduled for Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Occidental College.
Carole Bartolotto: The problem with concluding that GMOs are safe is that the argument for their safety rests solely on animal studies. These studies are offered as evidence that the debate over GMOs is over. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Walker Foley: Elected officials seem to think there’s only one side of this property rights argument. The people who live in these communities have rights too, but the oil companies seem to have the jump on [the politicians’] side of the fence.