• On the Front Line of COVID-19

    By Cassandra Heredia, Contagious Disease Liaison at LAX Having been ‘on the front lines’ of this situation since it started back in January I’ve been in continuous contact with the Center of Disease Control and Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Health. I sometimes get calls at midnight lon

    Read More
  • Do You Remember San Pedro Once Had Black Culture?

    By John Gray, Contributor I am going over yonder. That’s what all the bluesmen say. That was the sentiment in the 1940s and 1950s when migrations of Afro-Americans left the Southern United States for more opportunities for themselves and their children. Many headed for and settled in the

    Read More
  • US Hands Off Iran — Remember the Lies of 2003

    By Mark Friedman Covering the demonstration in San Pedro against the U.S. war actions against Iran, brought back old memories of long-ago demonstrations against an American campaign of deceit, fear and false pride that produced an earlier massacre in the Middle East. I became angrier and angrier as I remembered the lies about alleged weapons of mas

    Read More
  • A Holiday Message in Support of Port Drivers’ Fight for Justice

    By Nelson L. Castorillo and Paul Michael Neuman  When we heard port truck drivers were going on strike again this past September to protest many egregious labor abuses, we wanted to support them. We had heard heartbreaking personal stories of families struggling to survive on drivers’ insufficient pay and lack of basic hea

    Read More
  • 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

    Read More
  • 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

    Read More
  • 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

    Read More
  • Gentrification in San Pedro: What We Lose

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Arlo Tinsman-Kongshaug It is no secret that gentrification has been sweeping through Los Angeles for quite some time. From Venice to Highland Park, working class communities across the city have been seeing influxes of redevelopment, wealthy new residents and raises in cost of living for mos

    Read More
  • California’s Not So Golden Past

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Dawn A. Dennis, Ph.D. Five years ago, while teaching in the City of Orange, my students in a U.S. survey history course told me about the Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers found in the area. I used this moment to ask my students about their knowledge of white supremacy in history. 

    Read More
  • Labor’s 2019 Balance Sheet

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Mark Friedman, Contributor Labor Day is a fitting time to assess the state of the labor movement, and 2019 has clearly been an interesting, if not contradictory, year for labor in the United States. Strikes and job actions throughout Los Angeles and the nation repre

    Read More
1 2 14