Sharon Kyle: Kamala Harris’ broad smile and “down home” style was gobbled up by the crowd as members of the African American Caucus listened and showed support for their Attorney General.
Friday Feedback: This week, Sylvia Pardo comments on Sikivu Hutchinson’s article, “LAUSD’s Apartheid Hall of Shame (Part One),” and Sharon Kyle responds.
Dick Price: The mood was both festive and earnest, with one third the crowd chronicling the proceedings with their cameras, the second third looking for a bit of shade on a warmish Los Angeles afternoon, and the rest holding a disparate array of mostly hand-painted protest signs.
Dick Price: Perhaps Common Cause can be a kind of can opener in offering its resources as a clearinghouse for information about progressive causes and as an organizing agent to pull together like-minded individuals and organizers as it did last Sunday.
Okay, make that two. Sharon and I both like to start our day with a hot cup of joe as we put out the morning newsletter, then rush off to our day jobs. We’re looking for 300 of our regular readers who can spare $5 a month to keep us in the black. Or perhaps you’d consider . . .
Sharon Kyle: In response to Anthony Samad’s article, “Ramadan: The Best Time To Discuss America’s Growing Anti-Muslim Sentiment”, we posted a quick simple poll to gauge the sentiments of the LA Progressive community on the construction of an Islamic Community Center near Ground Zero.
Sharon Kyle: We are in a battle that we are losing because we are overly entertained, we’re not paying attention, and we continue to buy stuff and information that is not good for us.
Wendy Block: Valley Democrats United’s (VDU’s) 2010 Badge of Courage honorees knew corporate media would respect progressive voices about the same time Rush Limbaugh invited Amy Goodman to guest host his radio show. So documentarian extraordinaire Robert Greenwald, and citizen journalists for the world Sharon Kyle and Dick Price, crashed the international debate.
If its planners are right, this weekend’s California Democratic Council convention in Fresno will put that venerable progressive organization back on the map as a major player in California Democratic Party activities.