• Taking Final Steps Toward Legal Recreational Cannabis

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Matt Garland, Guest Columnist and Legal Cannabis Advocate Recreational cannabis will be available legally Jan. 1, 2018. This past fall, we collectively voted to approve Prop. 64 and regulate commercial adult use of cannabis in California. Californians decided the ma

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  • RecycLA: The Future of LA Sanitation

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Enrique Zaldivar, Director and General Manager LA Sanitation Beginning July 1, LA Sanitation and the City of Los Angeles launched a new recycling and waste collection program for businesses and apartments throughout the city, called “recycLA.” Aimed at relegating stinky, unhealthy la

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How I Ended Up on Medicaid

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Stephanie from Kyle Henry on Vimeo. [/vc_column_te

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  • Police Body Cam Video Reveals Details about Inauguration Day ‘Kettling’ of Protesters

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Baynard Woods, Democracy in Crisis In police body-camera footage obtained by Democracy in Crisis, the scene in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20, 2017 shows the war zone our nation really is right now. The balance of power in the battle—both on the streets then and in the cour

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  • Outrage and Ecstasy:

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    Queer dance party descends on McConnell’s house, dancing with anger over health care repeal

    By Baynard Woods A swanky stretch of C Street near the Capitol in Washington D.C. is blocked by a raucous crowd dancing in front of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s house on an unseasonably cool s

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  • Wilmington Emergency Preparedness Plan

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Jesse N. Marquez, Founder and Executive Director of Coalition for a Safe Environment A Wilmington Emergency Preparedness Plan and Community Evacuation Maps are being prepared by the Coalition For A Safe Environment from a grant awarded by The Harbor Community Benefit Foundation.   What

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  • Red Pony Government

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By John R. Gray, Guest Columnist Now that Donald Trump has settled into the presidency of the United States, his tenure is increasingly starting to resemble the allegory about a boy and his red pony. The Red Pony allegory tells of a lonely young boy on a ranch who dreamt of a red pony th

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