• For Corporate Media, It’s ‘Anybody But Sanders or Warren’

    By Norman Solomon Anyone who’s been paying attention should get the picture by now. Overall, in subtle and sledgehammer ways, the mass media of the United States—owned and sponsored by corporate giants—are in the midst of a siege against the two progressive Democratic candidates who have a real chance to be elected president

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  • Random Letters — 12/5/19

    Here’s a Story Idea: How a Church Snuck a Cell Tower Under Our Nose

    I have a story idea about an important public safety issue impacting the health and wellbeing of children and adults — not only here in San Pedro, but across Los Angeles. There is a cell site located in the bell tower of First Presbyterian Church a

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  • Ghosts of Vietnam and Memphis

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher The era that we have come to know as the ‘60s actually started much earlier — 1955 to be exact. It began with simple act of defiance by a woman of color refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Rosa Parks would eventually become a national symbol for th

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  • For Corporate Media, It’s ‘Anybody But Sanders or Warren’ By Norman Solomon

    Anyone who’s been paying attention should get the picture by now. Overall, in subtle and sledgehammer ways, the mass media of the United States -- owned and sponsored by corporate giants -- are in the midst of a siege against the two progressive Democratic candidates who have a real chance to be elected president in 2020. Some of the prevalent

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  • Random Letters — 11-21-19

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    Lewis Wright Remembered

    I’ve recently learned of the sudden death of Lewis Wright.  Lewis was a good friend of mine, and was my idea of a progressive longshoreman and Union brother. I met Lewis when ILWU President Dave Arian sent a delegation to Mexico, to develop a relationship

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  • Gaslighting America and Congress

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    The left and right continue to act as if Trump’s fake narratives and conspiracy theories will bring him down

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Listening to the Trumpster’s endless rebukes, Twitter attacks and denials are enough

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  • Sheriff Alex Villanueva at a Lomita town hall meeting in 2019.

    County Supervisors Attempting to Railroad Sheriff

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Albert Robles, Mayor for the City of Carson One year ago, Alex Villanueva was elected to become the 33rd Sheriff of Los Angeles County. He was a relative unknown. But on November 6, 2018, he pulled off the biggest upset in the last 100 years of Los Angeles County’s hi

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  • Joe Biden’s AstroTurf Campaign By Norman Solomon

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    Last week, I attended Joe Biden’s first rally in California since he launched his presidential campaign more than six months ago.

    It was revealing.

    The Biden for President campaign had been using social media and i

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  • California Authorities Support Toxic Chemical Use By Refineries

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Sally Hayati, Ph.D, Director Ban Toxic MHF The Torrance Refining Co. and Valero Wilmington Refinery are the only California refineries using hydrofluoric acid  or HF alkylation. If accidentally released, HF would flash into a drifting ground-hugging toxic plume. A

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  • Random Letters— 11-7-19

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    Wesson Vents at LA Times Attack

    As you all know, I’m a pretty even-tempered guy. But sometimes, even I have to vent. And this is one of those times. A few days ago, my opponents, with the help of the Los Angeles Times, took a page out of Donald Trump’s playbook against

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