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

Boston Marathon, This Thing Called Terrorism, and the United States

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William Blum: What is it that makes young men, reasonably well educated, in good health and nice looking, with long lives ahead of them, use powerful explosives to murder complete strangers because of political beliefs? I’m speaking about American military personnel of course, on the ground, in the air, or directing drones from an office in Nevada.

Not A Feather, But A Dot — Screening April 22nd

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“Not a Feather, but a Dot” is a synthesis of the Indian history, perceptions and journey in the United States, told through a first
person narrative of the filmmaker.

Netroots Nation 2013

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Netroots Nation 2013 – Anyone who is a political activist, blogger, journalist, politician, reporter, social justice proponent, or is just curious about issues, current events and technology — will benefit by attending.

Foreclosure Revolt Spreads to East LA

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Dan Bluemel: The banks are banking on the fact that nobody is going to defend the little guy,.

How Will Prop 30 and Prop 38 Affect Your Taxes?

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Kim Tso: Voters can approve both propositions, but legal, education and policy experts are predicting that only the proposition with the most votes will be enacted.

LAUSD Candidate Forum – Oct 17th

LAUSD Candidate Forum

LAUSD Candidate Forum – Tuesday, October 17th Meet the District 2 school board candidates, 3839 Selig Place, Los Angeles.

Winning the Dream

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Paulina Gonazlez: In addition to needing to win political support for their demand, the Dream Movement identified the White House’s legal argument as the first and most important hurdle they needed to overcome,

Marianne Williamson Discusses the War on Women

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On June 19th at 7:00 pm, Marianne Williamson will speaking on Women and Politics at the home of: Jan Good Man and Jerry Manpearl in Santa Monica. Tto rsvp contact Ilene PRoctor proctor@artnet.net

Crossroads Antiracism Training and Organization

crossroads antiracism training

Crossroads Antiracism Training: Sunday, May 27, 2012 2 pm to 6pm. Virginia Park, 2200 Virginia Avenuez, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Confronting California’s In-Justice System with Michelle Alexander

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Come Let Us Reason Together: Faith Communities Confronting California’s In-Justice System — with Author Michelle Alexander — Thursday, May 10 — New Philadelphia AME Church, Rancho Dominguez, California

California Attorney General Kamala Harris Agrees to Monumental Settlement

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Sharon Kyle: Kamala Harris emphasized the need to continue to chip away at the forces behind this crisis, stating that she and her team have instituted a Mortgage Fraud Strike Force which has been created to protect innocent homeowners and bring to justice those who defraud them.

Death Penalty: R.I.P. Gary Welch

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Andy Love: Three weeks ago, Welch attempted to kill himself by slashing his neck. He was quickly taken to the hospital by prison guards and was closely monitored thereafter.

An Open Letter to Supporters of Occupy Wall Street

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David Kristjanson-Gural: I am asking you to continue to lend your support to the Occupy gatherings. Just show up as you are able, on top of everything else you are doing, to lend your encouragement and support to others and, in turn, to gather strength of purpose.

What If Obama Taxed the Rich but Never Told Anyone?

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Paul Loeb: Did you know Obama’s health care bill contained a $20 billion a year tax on the richest Americans? I didn’t until I stumbled onto a mention of this the other day.

How’s Your Democracy Treating You Lately?

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This Thursday, June 30th is the deadline for applications for California Common Cause’s 2nd Annual Student Activist Training. It’s at UC Berkeley from July 22-24th.

I Was Born On Mother’s Day

was my mother’s first Mother’s Day gift. She spent her first Mother’s Day in labor and delivery.  I was born at 1:40 p.m. on Mother’s Day many years ago.  In some ways, my being born on Mother’s Day — her first born and the first grandchild — made Mother’s Day all the more special in [...]

The Progressive Caucus Budget

What Do You Expect

We hear a lot about Ryan’s budget and the President’s budget but we’re not hearing very much about the Congressional Progressive Caucus Budget which appears to be more in line with what the average middle class American wants and needs. What’s up with that?

The Attack on Community Organizing: Who’s Next?

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Randy Shaw: Instead of Obama’s election proving the type of launching point that conservative groups experienced after Ronald Reagan’s 1980 election, community organizing opportunities are less available today than in past decades.

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