Pat Elder: Historical evidence, statements by military leaders of the era show JROTC version of Hiroshima is misleading.
Mark Naison: As I watch the teaching profession be destroyed before my eyes, through bi-partisan initiatives that are difficult to fight, I am filled with anger. I hate what is going on, and will fight it with every ounce of my energy, but as a historian, I am hardly surprised.
Sikvu Hutchinson: As the poorest, least compensated women in the workforce, women of color suffer disproportionately from the dismantling of reproductive health care.
Kathleen Maclay: Thousands of children moving into new elementary schools over the 2002-2008 construction period enjoyed strong achievement gains that equaled up to 35 additional days of instruction
Maria Brenes: Before the A-G Resolution, only one out of 12 students who graduated from Eastside high school had completed the A-G courses, preparing them for California’s public universities.
Mark Naison: It is one thing to subject yourself to prison-like conditions and militarized discipline if the result is escape from poverty and a ticket to the good life. But what if neither of those result from all this sacrifice?
The Spirit of 1947: This Thanksgiving Feed a Silent Guest and Build World Peace The holiday season is upon us. It’s a time to give thanks and, thanks to Black Friday, to shop. But it could also be a season when Americans take the reins of their country’s foreign policy . . . and build […]
Marcy Winograd: When I heard the news that Jane Harman was resigning, I thought, ‘Now we finally have an opportunity to send a progressive to Congress, someone who will work to create jobs in the new economy, to free the 36th District from its perpetual war footing.’
Sherwood Ross: Pockets of poverty, like the sores of some malignant disease, are spreading across America, as its states and cities go broke and bankrupt.
Wayne Williams: What happened to truth, justice and the American Way? We walked away from it when we thought it was better to be a flag-waving corporation. Corporate greed now controls both parties.
Charles D. Hayes: uman history demonstrates beyond doubt that both liberals and conservatives are necessary for the common good and that veering too far in either direction is a recipe for ruin.
In our LA Progressive survey that ran from 30 December 2009 to 2 January 2010, we asked our readers to name a political leader they admire and write a 2010 resolution for that person. Here are the results from that survey. Below is the full list of responses:
Right now, the Harmony Project is fundraising together with the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development. They have highlighted 12 gang reduction zones (areas with a high documented rate of violent gang crime) in which Harmony Project serves as an official part of the city’s strategy to reduce gangs by keeping kids away from predators, and helping them develop discipline, persistence, self-esteem and accountability which will lead them to success in school and in life.