Marcy Winograd: Hugs, tears, and applause at LAUSD headquarters this week when students, teachers, parents, counselors and administrators honored outgoing LAUSD School Board President Steve Zimmer.
Following the rally, a few parents drove over to Melvoin’s Venice campaign headquarters to deliver a letter, signed by rally participants, requesting he return the billionaires’ direct campaign contributions.
A motion calls for the Los Angeles Zoo to immediately cease efforts to use Billy to breed baby elephants for captivity in other zoos
With an overwhelming majority of voters expected to vote absentee in this monumental yet little known run-off election, there’s no time to waste for Zimmer and Padilla supporters
Marcy Winograd: No one needs to schlep to DC in a pink pussy hat to beat back billionaires salivating to bankrupt the Los Angeles Unified School District by turning 50% of the district’s schools into charters
Marcy Winograd: Protests began Saturday night in front of the Tom Bradley International Airport and resumed Sunday, with protectors, young and old, Muslim, Jewish, and Christian, conducting a sit-in in front of the Customs’ office.
Marcy Winograd: Soon after the celebrations came the fears that President-elect Donald Trump would go full speed ahead with permitting at Standing Rock.
Marcy Winograd: Trump’s “Argument for a New America” shares with Hitler’s “Triumph of the Will” a documentary style, nationalistic message, working class jargon, godly or mythological symbolism, and strategic camera angles that elevate the savior.
Marcy Winograd: “It is a sad day when a man who presided over the premier website of the ‘alt-right’ — a loose-knit group of white nationalists and unabashed anti-Semites and racists — is slated to be a senior staff member in the ‘people’s house.”
Marcy Winograd: The purpose of the bill is to chill speech by targeting the ever-popular movement to boycott, divest, and sanction Israel for its human rights abuses: Palestinian home demolitions; expanded settlements in the West Bank; water cut-offs; apartheid roads.
Marcy Winograd: While opponents of AB 2844 were disappointed in the legislature’s overwhelming approval of the bill, they take heart in the knowledge that their activism diluted a glaringly unconstitutional bill.
Supporters of Palestinian human rights will protest at yet another high-end Hollywood fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at pro-Israel-billionaire Haim Saban’s Beverly Hills gated estate.
Marcy Winograd: Clinton needs to walk back AIPAC, and by that I mean lose the language about standing firm to stamp out what is now a wildly popular global campaign: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.