• Social Media is the Real Fake News Source

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    Revelations expose that  Facebook, Google are used by Russian Trolls

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher As the resident skeptic in this part of the great metropolis at the Port of Los Angeles, I tend to have contrarian reactions when I hear people

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  • War of Words

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I suggest you reconsider your animal farm logic, some more equal than others, in the War of Words free speech essay in your paper [RLn 9/14/17]. That is, unless you’re simply making excuses for the violent response to speech; violence in response to violence, never to speech. The free exchange of ideas is necess

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  • It’s a Lousy “Anthem” Anyway!

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Harvey Wasserman The immensely powerful, deeply moving, and historic protests of our nation’s athletes against the absurd rantings of our great dictator make one thing abundantly clear: the diversity of this nation is not going away. The Star Spangled Banne, however, should. It

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  • Blind Allegiance is Not Patriotism

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    NFL players have as much right to protest as anyone else

     By James Preston Allen, Publisher I have been thinking lately that I should be reading a book on the fall of the Roman Empire as the Twitterer-in-Chief is waging w

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  • War of Words — from the Right

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    Your Second Amendment Ends at My First Amendment Rights’ Nose

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher I have a long standing, if not ingrained interest in free speech. This fundamental right is essential to the very enterprise of running a news

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  • Building It Up – Tearing it Down

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    Buscaino fights windmills while Garcetti grandstands

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Two years ago, the City of Los Angeles woke up to the shocking realization that it had a homeless crisis after a young activist by the name of Elvis Summers star

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  • Fleet Week’s Questionable Benefits

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Chris Venn, Member of San Pedro Neighbors for  Peace and Justice The arrival of Fleet Week in San Pedro from Aug. 29 to Sept. 3 raises the question of what effect military spending has on society and on our democracy. With thousands of sailors in San Pedro along

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  • Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty

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    Charlottesville, white supremacy and Columbus —And you think it can’t happen here?

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Who would have thought that a Civil War statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee would become the violent focus of hatred

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  • Defend Free Speech on All Campuses

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    Re-instate Claremont McKenna College Suspended Students

    By Mark Friedman, Trade Union Activist Claiming to be fighting fascism, anarchist groups in the United States have carried out numerous actions in recent months that pose a deadly danger to the worki

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  • Waterfront Conflicts

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    Ships, Trucks, Unions and Clean Air

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Not much crosses the waterfront in Southern California’s twin ports that isn’t in the jurisdiction of the International Longshore Workers Union. Every kind o

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