Month

January 2016

Regina’s Photos for Olympics Story

These are supplemental to last month’s article on Venice during the 1984 Olympics, by Regina Barton.  Pictured are Barbara Berna and Regina Barton, Robert, The T-Shirt Lady, and some Bathing Beauties, and Roberta and Nancy Swanson Reinhold.

Yuan Changming – Poetry

[thirty-eight word idioms] No belief without a lie No business without sin No character without an act No coffee without a fee No courage without rage No culture without a cult No entrance without a trance No epicenter without an epic No Europe without a rope No freedom without a reed No friendship without an...

Change is Inevitable

Change is Inevitable by Mark Lipman Change is inevitable on that we all agree. However, it just may not be the change that you imagine. You see, corporations getting tax-breaks to move into our communities taking over our neighborhoods importing high-paid employees to drive up the rents and evict existing tenants, while with the help...

John Trudell Walks On…

by Anthony Castillo Here at the Beachhead we celebrate poets, musicians, artists, visionary thinkers, progressive political activists and those in touch with our mother earth. On December 8th 2015 we lost a giant of a man that embodied all of those things and more. After a long bought with cancer, John Trudell, Native American (Santee...

SUBMIT…to the Beachhead.

So, You Want to Submit to the Free Venice Beachhead Here’s the Scoop: The Beachhead is always looking for new writers, artists, photographers, and fellow shit-disturbers. If you want to know what we publish, read current and past issues (found at www.freevenice.org) Please send your submissions to free@venicebeachhead.org.  Try not to bombard us with all...

The Beachhead Needs You… Now!

by Anthony Castillo Some of you out there in Venice land may be under the impression that the Free Venice Beachhead has a large staff capable of covering all the happenings in Venice, from the VNC, to the LAPD, to Mike Bonin’s high jinx, to the Coastal Commission, as well as the juggernaut of hyper...

FREE CLOTHES

By John Wolff Sometime back in the early ’70s, in Venice, on the north side of Brooks Avenue, between Pacific Avenue and the Boardwalk, in a vacant lot, someone set up the Free Clothes Box. It was a large wooden cart with a flat square base and one foot boards all around. There was a...

“Poetry Is the Consciousness of This Planet:”

“Poetry Is the Consciousness of This Planet:” A Conversation with Mark Lipman, Founder of the Venice Press, Vagabond by Krista Schwimmer Beachhead: So, why did you start Vagabond? Mark: Well, I found there was a gap between what was accessible as far as access to a microphone, access to the printed word, access to the conversation....

Formerly Hot Venice Real Estate Goes Cold

…and other thoughts. By Eric Ahlberg and the royal we. Oh Blessed Gaia, thank you for delivering me into another year, another cyle of our breath together. There have been signs that we may not last much longer. They are foolish illusions to disempower us. The creative and destructive powers of humanity are huge and...

A State of Emergency for Our Unhoused Citizens Here In Venice

In September, Mayor Garcetti, along with seven City Council members, declared a State of Emergency on Homelessness in Los Angeles, pledging $100 million for aid. Then, one month later, the Mayor reneged this declaration. We, the Collective of the Free Venice Beachhead, find the Mayor’s actionunacceptable, and call out as concerned citizens to uphold the...
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