Julia Gould: Raise LA is taking its grassroots organizing to a new level by reaching out to community members in every neighborhood at Angelenos’ favorite weekend pastime, farmer’s markets.
Rachel Howzell Hall: As a kid in Baldwin Village, I cranked up the radio to drown out the gunfire and dreamed of Duran Duran and houses with lawns
esterday, we ran a piece written by Anthony Samad regarding the LAUSD District 1 race. After the article was published, we received several comments that motivated us to remind our readers that the opinions expressed by individual writers are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the LA Progressive. The LA Progressive […]
Anthony Samad: Malcolm X warned us about these people—the interlopers. They appear everywhere under a community premise, but you don’t know who they’re tied to.
Julia Gould: Even though they work for one of the city’s biggest employers, most hotel workers struggle to get by—often forced to work two jobs and rely on public assistance just to make ends meet.
Dick Price: The evening turned on the question of who trusts the Pasadena Police Department, who doesn’t, and why not.
Dan Bleemel: When I left Skid Row that day, a part of me would stay behind to be tortured by what I knew and what I could do very little about.
Jordan Elgrably: If there are still many liberal Israelis that want peace and a viable two-state solution, they should know that the clock is ticking and they need to take back the country from the vile right-wing. Some analysts would say it’s already too late.
Peter Dreier: Los Angeles is littered with the debris of banks’ risky and sometimes illegal practices — subprime loans, predatory lending and foreclosed homes that destroyed the lives of families and stripped entire communities of their major source of wealth.
Lazaro Cuevas: Deliveries of trash to the dump, now at about 800 tons per day, could double or triple under the proposed expansion. A larger dump and more trash will worsen air quality, noise levels, and traffic congestion in Eagle Rock.
Dan Bluemel: Sometimes the cops get a kink in their colon and enforce the code en masse, other times they lay low, but to focus on one homeless woman as though she were a “problem child,” as they so named her, is difficult to understand.
Dan Bluemel: The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition announced their new campaign last week to ban police from using the same unmanned aerial drones that were previously barred from use in the skies above Seattle.
Dan Bluemel: Unlike the colonists who work tirelessly to build a “community” in downtown, it’s the homeless who are much more willing to be involved in a conversation with strangers.