This is an example of the fight we need to stop the destruction of public education:L.A. Teachers Use Privatization Fight to Build Community Power

Fighting the privatization, financialization and corporatization of education is a daunting task.  It is made so by one, separating the struggle behind K-12 from the struggle to stave off the authoritarian insects of reactionary revolution and the struggle in higher education to do the same. We have focused too much on standards and have not […]

Breaking the Blockade of Silence – L.A. Art and Advocacy for the Cuban 5

By Diana Block, International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five How do you break through the twelve-year blockade of silence that has kept five Cuban political prisoners invisible to the American public?  How can art transcend U.S. prison walls and present the truth about these men, locked up in five distant prisons scattered […]

By Any Means Necessary and Detroit

By Any Means Necessary “By Any Means Necessary’ or BAMN, www.bamn.com is by far the most progressive voice in the fight for public education, students, parents, teachers, student integration, desegregation, an end to racist school policies, and murderous privatization plans by the ruling class. I have written long and hard on BAMN and their efforts, […]

Jonathan Swift – Are you hungry for kids?

  Diana Chapman is a reporter from Los Angeles.  She is a formidable fighter for public education with the heart of an elementary student and the cognition of issues in public education.  She is also a distinguished LA reporter. Diana is doing the scratch and smell test through ‘sherlocking’ (investigative journalism) – i.e. critical thinking […]

Leonard J. Martin for State Superintendent of Public Instruction of California

There is an alternative to the corporate candidates in the race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction in the upcoming California primary elections. Not just a candidate who isn’t entirely beholden to corporate interests, including the lucrative charter-voucher industry, but a candidate with a progressive platform. That candidate is Leonard J. Martin of Santa Clarita. […]

Nativo Lopez: Legalization or No Reelection

Nativo Lopez is the National Director or Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana and the National President Mexican American Political Association (MAPA). He prepared the following English and Spanish versions of this speech for the massive May Day march and rally in Los Angeles. Sadly, the conservatism of the liberal immigrant rights groups, coupled with the sectarianism of […]

History repeats itself – the first time as farce, the second time as tragedy — what about the third, fourth, fifth time?: Immigration

Some things never change; one of them is the divide and conquer strategy; the favorite tactic of the capitalist ruling class.  So much could be written that has and although the figures cited below are now much, much worse — with prison populations of over 2.2 million and unemployment and racism ravaging communities in ways unbeknownst […]

Nazis in LA April 17th for huge rally

The NSM rally is a huge provocation directed at the Latino, black, Asian and Arab communities of Los Angeles and the Southwest. The catchphrase of their name, “National Socialist,” is borrowed from the propaganda of the German Nazi Party which organized the racist subjugation and genocide of millions of Jews and other minorities before and during World War II. The NSM’s effort to organize a new campaign of racist propaganda and terror leading to another Holocaust cannot be tolerated in L.A., the birthplace of the immigrant rights movement. We must oppose them boldly, loudly and in large numbers.

Help us, please! We are your kids!

Arne Duncan and his billionaire boyz club have been operating in secrecy for too long. It is time to make this a national debate, demand MSNBC and CNN, the corporate press, to cover this issue with the same exhaustive and energetic coverage they give to ‘C’ Street’ or the daily news of the republican and democratic shenanigans.