Letters to the Editor

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Social media once had promise. Technology is supposed to open doors, to level the playing field. Yet, its potential has been nabbed up from our average hands, and funneled through the sticky web of corporations and governments. Once again, you can pick your favorite color. You can pledge your allegiance to Apple or Google. Or…

Reclaim UO update

Dear Friends and Comrades of Reclaim UO, As we’re sure you are aware, 2020 was a rough year for everyone and Reclaim UO was not left unscathed. When Reclaim UO launched at the beginning of 2020, we had a lot of involvement with our meetings and our organizing efforts. We had started to gain some…

Police in LA still perpetuating violence during COVID-19

I am a 53-year-old Iranian American and have lived in LA since 1990. As a marijuana user, I needed to buy enough marijuana to quarantine. On March 26, I went to my local dispensary in Los Angeles. After they checked my ID they let me inside. It was me and two other customers, including a…

By Alireza Tabani April 23, 2020
Global Warming

I am a volunteer with the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), an organization with over 500 local chapters in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere. CCL is trying to convince Congress to put a price on carbon. We substitute grassroots activism for the money that big campaign contributors use to gain access to Congressional offices. When I…

By Milton Takei January 26, 2020