Ilene Proctor: Don Siegelman was once touted as a candidate for the 2004 presidential race then the Bush Administration indicted him
Robert Link: ICUJP doesn’t have the luxury of pursuing a single issue which can realistically be brought to an end in the short term. Economic, political, sociological, and religious forces in the U.S. are addicted to war.
Dick Price: I want someone who will stand on the corner and raise some hell. Lord knows, Washington has all the “go along to get along” it needs.
Lawrence Wittner: Despite the President’s rhetorical support for nuclear abolition, it looks like the United States and other nations are on a very slow track to ridding the world of the nuclear menace.
Tom Hayden: Like all Americans, the Peace and Justice Resource Center needs the peeling back of secrecy covering the Pentagon’s wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
David Swanson: If our government is, uniquely among wealthy countries, denying people healthcare, shouldn’t we talk about that? How “sane” can it be to always seek out the middle ground and believe whatever propositions lie halfway between advocacy for peace and justice and advocacy for glorified racist ignorance and corporatism?
The LA Progressive is proud to endorse Margie Murray, a long time peace and justice activist, who is running for the KPFK Local Station Board. Says Margie, “I support the mission of KPFK and want to help expand its reach to an even greater and more diverse listener audience”.
Diane Lefer: “Nightwind”–the play we created in 2004 about his experience and his brother’s abduction, torture, and murder by a death squad–has toured the US and the world, including Afghanistan, to raise global opposition to the practice of torture. Performing it for the first time in Medellín, the city where the atrocities took place, Hector was nervous.
David Swanson: There is nothing altruistic in the idea of peace activists helping workers and the unemployed here at home. That’s how you build a movement for any political end, and that’s how you keep our young people from becoming cannon fodder.
Progressive Democrat Marcy Winograd, who is challenging blue dog incumbent Jane Harman for California’s 36th Congressional District, brings Rachel’s story to Los Angeles to support President Obama’s call upon the Israeli government to freeze further expansion of Israeli settlements into the Palestinian territory.
by Nadia Hajib — I usually define myself as, first, a human being and a global citizen, committed to human rights for all. Second, a Palestinian Arab with American attributes. And third, a woman, conscious of that additional layer of discrimination with which women struggle, whatever their race, creed, or economic status.