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Green Party’s gubernatorial candidate focuses on poverty

December 31, 2013
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Luis Rodriguez, the Green Party’s pick for governor in 2014, stopped in Los Angeles this week to raise money for his campaign. Appearing at a news conference in Venice, Rodriguez said his campaign will be about an often unheard demographic in American politics: the poor. “It is … important that we have new voices...
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Forum discusses a turn toward independent politics

January 15, 2013
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For those seeking to shift politics and economics away from corporate capitalism and militarism, the means to their ends are often demonstrations, campaigns, movement building and, for those who think big, revolution. Electoral politics on the other hand is often considered a stifling sell-out, a symptom of the status quo, that leads only to...
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Jerry Rubin runs for Santa Monica City Council

August 11, 2010
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Activist Jerry Rubin has announced his run for an open spot on Santa Monica’s City Council. This is his fourth run for City Council in ten years. “It’s part of my activist responsibility,” said Rubin. His platform has a heavy emphasis on environmental and sustainable issues. He plans to propose a Santa Monica Tree...
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Revolution can be a picnic

July 4, 2010
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A banner of the Revolutionary Communist Party’s newspaper, Revolution, hangs in Echo Park, Los Angeles the site of the party’s 2010 Anti-Fourth of July picnic. (Dan Bluemel / LA Activist)

While most Los Angeles residents celebrated the Fourth of July by throwing parties, attending fireworks displays and expressing their national pride via red-white-and-blue accoutrement, another group had a different theme: revolution. The Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) hosted an “Anti-Fourth of July Picnic” in Echo Park today. It was one of many held around the...
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