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Farewell, for now

September 29, 2014
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  It’s time for me to take a break from LA Activist, folks. As Ernie Pyle once said, “I’m fed up, and bogged down.” After writing about WWII for nearly three years, Pyle returned to the U.S. from Sicily in rough shape. He explained his break from covering the war in one of his...
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Dirt Dog serves up street-style dogs with a dash of community

August 6, 2014
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A new Los Angeles eatery is aiming to infuse a local street-side favorite, the bacon-wrapped hot dog, and community investment.
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The General and the War to Save LA’s Soul (Part IV)

August 2, 2014
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Part four of four: A story about gentrification in downtown Los Angeles, about the treatment of its homeless residents and the tale of one community organizer who continues to fight against all odds.
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Visiting activists from Detroit talk about water crisis

July 29, 2014
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Two Detroit-based activists spoke in Los Angeles this week about fighting their city’s decision to shut off water and sewer services to poor residents past due on their bills.
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The General and the War to Save LA’s Soul (Part III)

July 26, 2014
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Part three of four: A story about gentrification in downtown Los Angeles, about the treatment of its homeless residents and the tale of one community organizer who continues to fight against all odds.
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Distrust of police may ground LAPD drones

July 23, 2014
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Distrust in law enforcement drives new campaign to ban LAPD drones in Los Angeles. Organizers are confident they can win fight.
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The General and the War to Save LA’s Soul (Part II)

July 19, 2014
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Part two of four: A story about gentrification in downtown Los Angeles, about the treatment of its homeless residents and the tale of one community organizer who continues to fight against all odds.
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The General and the War to Save LA’s Soul (Part I)

July 12, 2014
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Part one of four: A story about gentrification in downtown Los Angeles, about the treatment of its homeless residents and the tale of one community organizer who continues to fight against all odds.
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In memory: Steve Baratta (1953 – 2014)

July 9, 2014
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Poet, radio host and activist Steve Baratta was honored this past Sunday, July 6, at a memorial where friends and family celebrated his life and mourned the silencing of what for many was a voice of inspiration. ...
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Third time a charm? No, say anti-war activists

June 22, 2014
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Anti-war demonstrators rallied and marched through downtown yesterday. The protest was in response for renewed calls of intervention in Iraq since the outbreak of sectarian violence that threatens the U.S.’s diplomatic and economic influence in the country. On June 19, President Obama announced he would be sending up to 300 military advisers to Iraq,...
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