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Free Leonard Peltier!

Los Angeles—On Feb. 8, 50 activists of all races gathered at MacArthur Park to be part of freeing Leonard Peltier, who is starting his 38th year in a federal penitentiary for a crime he did not commit. Continue reading

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‘Humane immigration reform now!’

400 immigrant workers from Mexico and Central America and their U.S. supporters marched through downtown Los Angeles for “comprehensive and humane immigration reform now!” Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, Jan.-Feb. 2014, Part 1

From the January-February 2014 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views, Part 1 THE SYRIAN REVOLUTION AS TEST OF WORLD POLITICS I have been active in a number of student groups around labor and women’s issues. We always talk about … Continue reading

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L.A. garment dialogue

Garment workers and organizers from Bangladesh and Los Angeles discussed their labor conditions at the downtown L.A. Garment Center Continue reading

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Support prison truce

Alex Sanchez, co-founder of Homies Unidos in Los Angeles, spoke in support of prisoners’ call to cease hostilities, backing the solutions arrived at by those who used to be part of the problem. Continue reading

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‘Legalize my parents!’

Demonstrators representing “Millions of Voices for Immigration Reform” marched through downtown Los Angeles demanding immediate immigration reform and a path to citizenship. Continue reading

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No new LA jails!

Over 100 activists held a “no new prison” press conference and rally to stop plans to spend over $2 billion to build two new Los Angeles County jails. Rather than caging people, grant the money to community-based organizations and alternative solutions. Continue reading

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Outrage at Trayvon Martin injustice

Participant reports from Trayvon Martin demonstrations in Los Angeles, Oakland, Chicago, Raleigh, and New York. Continue reading

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Rallies across U.S. against Keystone XL pipeline

From the new March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: Rallies across U.S. against Keystone XL pipeline 40,000 in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.–I drove from Memphis to Washington with three others and joined the 40,000-plus people there on Feb. 17 … Continue reading

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Handicap This! November-December 2012

From the November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters Handicap This! by Suzanne Rose London, England—A disability campaigner who set up an e-petition to stop government benefit cuts has vowed to continue her fight, after gaining more than 62,000 signatures. … Continue reading

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