Eric Sherman: There is no answer for your friends, neighbors and teachers, who saw in you all of the promise of a young man with his whole life ahead, callously and viciously taken from you.
Dick Price: The forum at Ward AME Church in South LA promised to be, could have been, should have been a real mano-a-mano, gloves-off discussion between current one-term incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonnell and retired Sheriff’s Lieutenant Alex Villanueva.
Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies: Unfortunately, killing and maiming civilians with US weapons is a regular occurrence, as evidenced in our new CODEPINK report War Profiteers: The U.S. War Machine and the Arming of Repressive Regimes.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: The stagnant economy, austerity measures and resulting increased debt have opened a space for people to search for and try out alternative economic structures that are more democratic.