Prop C: Primal Scream Shouted from the Mountaintop

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Dick Price: In their fondest hopes, the activists behind Prop C and measures like it see these messages prompting members of Congress to support a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizen United ruling.

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.

Racist Rants in Post-Racial America

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Sharon Kyle: On the heels of the re-election of President Obama, signs tell us we are NOT yet living in post-racial America

Deepak Chopra on Sister Giant November 10 – 11, 2012

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World-renowned spiritual leader Deepak Chopra released a video endorsement of Sister Giant, a nonpartisan conference on women and politics organized by bestselling author Marianne Williamson

Pasadena Initiatives Forum Sunday: Will You Cast an Informed Vote?

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Join us this Sunday for a Forum to review the eleven propositions that will be voted on in November. Sunday, 14 October, 12:45 p.m.

Obama Fundraiser Los Angeles — September 23

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Northeast Los Angeles “Pushing Forward With Obama” Gala Fundraiser. Sunday, September 23, 2 to 5 p.m., 1109 Oneata Drive, Mt. Washingtong (Los Angeles),

10 Most Read: May 26 to June 2, 2012

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Berry Craig’s “Birtherism Bites Back: Samuel D. Burchard and Donald Trump” led the pack this time, followed by Dick & Sharon’s look at the 20=year anniversary of the LA Riots.

Haitians Poisoned: Liquid Death

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Ayiti Kale Je: In Haiti, the authorities continue to mystify the public with promises and “commissions,” while the national clairin industry disappears under a tidal wage of imported clairin.

10 Most Read Articles — April 7 to 14, 2012

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This week, we welcome a new writer to the fold, lawyer and educator Sheria Reid, whose debut article, “The Problem with White Guilt,” landed in the second spot behind Julie Discoll’s discussion of reports of neo-Nazis showing their grotesque colors in Sanford,

10 Most Read Articles This Week

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You’ll note that women writers took the top three spots this week — led off by Sikivu Hutchinson’s fine examination of the recent Planned Parenthood attack. And they also took five of the top 10.

Most Read Led by Jasmyne Cannick’s “White Feminists Don’t Care about Black Women”

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This week’s top 10 most read was led by Jasmyne Cannick’s White Feminists Don’t Care about Black Women, which points out how major liberal feminist organizations were slow in chastizing local radio hosts when they called Whitney Houston a “crack ho.”

Most Read Led by The Fix’s “What Killed Andrew Breitbart?

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This week’s top 10 most read was led by “What Killed Andrew Breitbart?” by Maer Roshan and Hunter R. Slaton of The Fix, billed as the world’s leading website about addiction and recovery.

Is California Reducing Prison Overcrowding Without Fixing Its Cause?

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Sharon Kyle: In a relatively short period of time, our nation has incarcerated enough people to create the second largest city in the United States. Releasing a few tens of thousand prisoners for overcrowding won’t change much or will it?

Friday Feedback: Veterans — The War After the War

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Friday Feedback: Providing basic housing for veterans suffering from severe mental illness is the least we can do for the sacrifices they’ve made.

Top 10 Most Read: The Coming Revolt

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This week, Fordham professor Mark Naison’s article “The Coming Revolt: When Will the Sleeping Giant Awake?” took top honors as the week’s most read piece.

Top 10 Most Read Led by “Blaming Schools and Teachers”

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Topping this week’s list is, once again, Mark Naison, the Fordham University professor and editor of With a Brooklyn Accent, who writes so passionately on issues of education and race..

Top 10 Most Read Last Week Led by Wells Fargo Meets Occupy

LA Progressive Editor Dick Price’s report on the meeting local Occupy representatives had with Wells Fargo Bank officials in downtown Los Angeles — Wells Fargo Meets Occupy: Where There’s Smoke There’s Smoke? — led this week’s list of 10 most read articles.

10 Most Read This Week Led by Reich’s “Obama-Clinton Ticket”

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As he often does, Robert Reich topped our weekly chart during this vacation week with his article discussing the advantages of a Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton for November’s election, with Joe Biden moving to State.

Top 10 Stories of 2011

The ten most read articles by LA Progressive’s readers in 2011 reflect both the breadth of our coverage and also several special focuses.

Join Occupy, Jesse Jackson Tells LA’s Black Community

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Dick Price: Reverend Jesse Jackson urged the black community to get involved with the Occupy Movement, saying, “Whenever the Freedom Train comes to town, get onboard.”

Friday Feedback: “Occupy” Occupies Burlingame

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Friday Feedback: The Democratic Party, like the Republican Party receives THE MAJORITY of its funding from corporate sources. Democrats have supported the insane wars and the THREE NEW NAFTAs.

Los Angeles Occupy Encampment Still Stands

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Sharon Kyle: Occupy encampments across the country have had bad encounters with police. Many Occupy encampments are being cleared out. But so far, Occupy LA stands – for now.

“Occupy LA” Takes a Step

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Dick Price: The mood was both festive and earnest, with one third the crowd chronicling the proceedings with their cameras, the second third looking for a bit of shade on a warmish Los Angeles afternoon, and the rest holding a disparate array of mostly hand-painted protest signs.

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.

Prisons or Higher Education, Which Do We Fund?

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Sharon Kyle: Either large segments of the American population suddenly decided to engage in criminal activity or there were changes in sentencing law and prison policy that dramatically increased America’s prison population. Whatever the reason, states are spending more on prisons and less on higher education.

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot

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Tragedy in Tucson Arizona Congressional Representative Gabrielle Giffords has been shot.  She was shot in the head as she was addressing constituents at a Tucson, Arizona stripmall. Congresswoman Giffords was immediately taken to a nearby hospital and is listed in critical condition.  The Arizona representative was attending an event at a local stripmall in Arizona [...]

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.

Getting Progressive Voices in Congress: By Hook or By Crook

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Dick Price: LA’s progressive political community is rallying behind David Segal, a rising young star looking to capture the Congressional seat Patrick Kennedy is leaving in Rhode Island.

Baby Steps in Plastic Bags

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Dick Price: But what if all hundred people at my workplace followed suit? That’s 50,000 plastic bags per year that wouldn’t be fouling the environment. Or the 800 members of my church? Another 400,000 bags not killing wildlife. All 10 million LA County residents? Five billion bags. All Californians? That’s 19 billion bags—and now e’re waist deep in the Big Plastic.

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