Steve Early: Blue-collar Richmond was once notorious, in the Bay Area, for its street crime, gun violence, poverty, and pollution. During Gayle McLaughlin’s two terms as mayor, the city acquired a far different reputation—for battling Big Oil, Big Soda, Big Banks, and the landlord lobby.
Michael T. Hertz: We must decide whether there is a way that we can defeat Donald Trump without having our movement slide into the maw of the Democratic Party. Like Bernie Sanders, I believe that we can.
Michael Hertz: The strategy for Bernie is to announce that he will run with the Green Party, a party that is properly registered across the country and has a structure.
Luis Rodrigueze wants to end poverty in California, a largely ignored objective in a gubernatorial campaign since Upton Sinclair ran.
Tom Hall: Third parties offer, once every four years, the pretense that their presidential candidates, with no supporting body of local, state or Congressional allies, will make major changes in “the system”. This is balderdash.
Please join peace activist Marcy Winograd, the Goo Goo Dolls’ Mike Malinin, Violinist Lili Haydn and others for the Green Party Music Benefit in Santa Monica.
After the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, with its codification of imprisonment without charge or trial, I could no longer register voters for the Democratic Party – even with the hope of involving new registrants in the California Democratic Party’s popular Progressive Caucus. If I could not ask someone to join the Democratic […]
On Monday morning, 7-8 am, on KPFK (90.7 FM – Los Angeles), listen to Marcy Winograd guest-host Connect the Dots, first with a commentary on why we must Occupy the English language.
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.
Robert Illes: “Occupy” is in the third stage of Gandhi’s meme about how non-violent resistance, and civil disobedience works. We have seen the movement ignored. Then we saw it ridiculed. Now we’re seeing it being fought. The next step: “… then you win.”