Reform vs. Revolution Within Occupy

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*+-Shamus Cooke: For Occupy to grow into a democratic revolutionary movement, the working majority of the population must join in, requiring that Occupy broadcast a message based on concrete working-class demands.

LAUSD Public School Choice: More Non-Reform

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*+-Leonard Isenberg: What LAUSD says in terms of parent, teacher, and student input is belied by the reality of the clear legal language that again and again say the principal and superintendent maintain absolute control.

Immigration Reform Is Overdue

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*+-Ian Goldin: In Arizona and elsewhere the smouldering debate over migration policy has generated more heat than light, risking progress on the stuttering but overdue reform agenda.

Gay Marriage Offers Lessons for Immigration Reform

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*+-Randy Shaw: Gay rights advocates have been far more publicly critical of the President than immigrant rights groups, and have done a far better job of holding Obama accountable for his actions rather than his words.

Why LAUSD Does Not Work?

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*+-Leonard isenberg: By what standard do people who continually fail to fix public education remain the leaders of public education reform

Filibuster Reform Dies a Quiet Death

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*+-Paul Hogarth: By a slim vote of 46-49 on Thursday, the U.S. Senate defeated a proposal by Jeff Merkley (D-OR) to actually require filibusters (as opposed to mere filibuster threats) before a 60-vote threshold is needed to end debate.

Just Media: the 4th Annual LA Media Reform Summit

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*+-Are you concerned about hate speech on cable news? Do you have an issue you are passionate about that doesn’t get air time in the mainstream media? Do you want to learn how to create and disseminate your own media?