Random Readings, Links & Blogs

Bashing on Homeless Folks and Advertising Their Presence

It becomes a concern, for anyone with a heart, when an increase in homelessness, apparent upticks in drug use and crime, and unchecked mental illness runs astray. Saving San Pedro  has succeeded in coalescing concerned folks and, outside of the way it addresses homelessness, supposedly achieved things like getting criminals arrested; achievements that are, if anything, overshadowed by their obsession with mockery.

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Carbon Wars: The Fear of Dying’ Pervades Southern California’s Oil-Polluted Enclaves

Despite California’s reputation for being a progressive state on climate change, residents living near oil refineries in LA’s Wilmington neighborhood and the city of Carson are growing tired of silently suffering with asthma and other health issues. And things could get worse.
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Charlottesville: Victim of Neo-Nazi Beating Charged With Assault — No Kidding!

Collaborator Blogs

Manga, Music and Politics

Music and manga reviews take the stage with stories of social and political importance.  The blog includes book, film, concert and music reviews, as well as links to published article

Recommended Links

Wilmington Wire

An aggregate blog that aims to create a better sense of community by sharing news and information about Wilmington

Reporters Without Borders

An international non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes and defends freedom of information and freedom of the press.

Californians Aware

A nonprofit organization established to help journalists and others keep Californians aware of what they need to know to hold government and other powerful institutions accountable for their actions. Its mission, firmly rooted in supporting the protections guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, is to support and defend open government, an enquiring press and a citizenry free to exchange facts and opinions on public issues.

First Amendment Coalition

A nonprofit public interest organization committed to freedom of speech, more open and accountable government, and public participation in civic affairs.

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program that provides its audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S. corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts.

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