Monthly Archives: May 2011

First Memorial Day

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  Where does the federal holiday of Memorial Day come from?  It was first celebrated May 1, 1865 as “Decoration Day” by freed slaves at Charleston, South Carolina, to commemorate the Union soldiers in the Civil … Continue reading

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The White Power Elite: Appointing a Superintendent–by Rudy Acuna

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  The White Power Elite: Appointing a Superintendent By: Dr. Rodolfo F. “Rudy” Acuña On December 3, 1972, Los Angeles Times writer Al Martinez wrote, “There exists in Los Angeles an organization of rich and powerful … Continue reading

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Prison Overcrowding & Three Strikes Reform

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  In the year 2000, Valerie L. Monroe and I co-authored and launched the California Three Strikes Project initiative petition campaign to roll the Three Strikes law back to what the people of California intended it … Continue reading

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Forced Prostitution Ring Busted

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  Mexico frees 62 in forced-prostitution case MEXICO CITY – Police freed 62 female victims of a forced-prostitution ring in Mexico City, including a 13-year-old girl, prosecutors said. The women complained they were forced to work … Continue reading

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World Music Night @ The Talking Stick

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  Last night was another fantastic World Music Night at the Talking Stick (1411 Lincoln Blvd. Venice CA 90291) featuring band (and our friends) Conjunto Jardin (Son Jarocho genre of Veracruz) and Ron Meza’s Planet Afrobeat.  … Continue reading

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Deja vu a world away

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  I’m up in Susanville, California to interview an inmate at High Desert State Prison.  I go to breakfast at Hart’s Cafe, a really friendly and efficient place to stop for a meal if you’re up … Continue reading

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Words & Actions in International Relations

“words may show a man’s wit; but actions his meaning.” Continue reading

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“Shocked” by Schwarzenegger Affair

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  A little while ago MSNBC Morning Anchor Thomas Roberts promo’d the story on the  expose’ on the Gropenator’s affair that led to a child out of wedlock with a former member of his household staff.  … Continue reading

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Finn MacCool is too cool

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  Last night was a great concert by Irish Celtic and Celtic-Fusion band Finn MacCool.  It had been a long time since I’d seen them perform and a long time since I’d seen Marta Collier, one … Continue reading

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Bruce Anderson’s Analysis of the Judi Bari case

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  Some years ago, I walked out of a Peace and Freedom Party State Central Committee meeting in Los Angeles.  After listening to one delusional and idiotic statement after another, Dave Kadlecek gets up and says, … Continue reading

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