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Anthony Castillo

Where are the new Young Dudes/Glitter Kids?

by Anthony Castillo By now you have all heard of David Bowie’s recent passing at age 69 due to liver cancer. And unless you are under the age of two or have been living in the middle of what’s left of the rain forest, you know who David Bowie was and why he is an...

Mobilize to Stop the TPP While There’s Still Time

by Anthony Castillo On February 3rd and 4th of this new year begins a nation wide mobilization to stop the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and associated deals. The mobilization will be held in over 20 cities nation wide including LA. The actions begin on the 3rd here in LA and Washington DC and on the...

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...

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...

We Must Stop the TPP/Fast Track and Patriotic Act Renewal

By Anthony Castillo In the next few weeks the US Congress could hold votes on two issues that would, if passed, continue the undemocratic and unconstitutional course our country has been on since the 80s. One would further increase wealth inequality, the other continue the erosion of our civil liberties. The first is the potential...

Net Neutrality Update: We Won!

By Anthony Castillo In January the Beachhead ran my article on Net Neutrality and the non role Google was taking in the fight to stop the corporate takeover of the internet. On Thursday, February 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held its highly anticipated vote on Net Neutrality. The vote pitted big telecom companies like Comcast...

Google Fiddles While Net Neutrality Burns

By Anthony Castillo The battle to maintain a free and open internet is coming to a head. A decision on Net Neutrality will be made in the coming weeks by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on whether to keep things as they are now or to create a tiered, fast lane/slow lane internet. What is...

Russ Baker: from Venice High School to Award-Winning Investigative Journalist

By Anthony Castillo I’ve followed the important work of award-winning investigative journalist Russ Baker since the release of his seminal book “Family of Secrets, the Bush dynasty, America’s invisible government, and the hidden history of the last fifty years.” Mr Baker’s work has been published in every prestigious news outlet from the New Yorker, Vanity...

Beware of Google's PR Whitewash

By Anthony Castillo As with most major corporations who move into communities where they may be less than welcome, Google is in the midst of a subtle public relations campaign to win over the hearts and minds of Venice residents who may not be aware of the extent to which Google is changing the face...

Boxes Blight Brooks

By Anthony Castillo Here at the Beachhead we devote a lot of space to the proposed mega development projects like 1414 Main Street, the hotel on Abbot Kinney, the Google land grab, and others past and present. And we’ve done so and will continue to do so for good reason. But in just the last...
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