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Karl Abrams

Cindy Sheehan Runs for Governor

By Karl Abrams Gold Star Mother and social justice activist Cindy Sheehan arrived by bicycle at the State Capitol in Sacramento, Aug. 27, to announce her candidacy for the 2014 California Gubernatorial election on the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) ticket. Flanked by her supporters on the north steps of Sacramento’s Capitol building, Sheehan explained that she is...

No Overnight Parking Districts (OPDs)

By Karl Abrams I’m concerned with the Spontaneous Poet that dreamy visitor who drives in to our Coastal Venice by the sea, without warning bringing peace in character and freedom of spirit, Visitor or Venetian, who teaches and talks into the night leaving a trusty parked car without OPD permit. Perhaps it’s a Walt Whitman,...

Get Out and Vote on Tuesday, March 5

By the Venice Chapter, Peace and Freedom Party The recommended candidates participating in the Primary Nominating Election on Tuesday, March 5 are boldfaced below, followed by a simple summary. The choices are based upon how candidates answered a questionnaire prepared by the Southern California chapter of the Americans for Democratic Action (SCADA). There will probably...

Roseanne Barr Is Coming to Venice

By Karl Abrams Presidential Candidate Roseanne Barr is coming to Venice. The former comedienne, TV star and role model for millions of working class women is the candidate of the Peace and Freedom Party. Barr and long-time activist Cindy Sheehan won over the majority of delegates at the Peace and Freedom (P&F) Party’s exciting Los...

Interview with Singer-Songwriter Jacqueline Fuentes

Interviewed by Karl Abrams Jacqueline Fuentes is a dynamic and charismatic Chilean folk singer, songwriter and international activist. She moved to Venice about 15 years ago from Santiago and has been playing for small to medium-sized groups of lucky people ever since. The legend is true – to hear her sing is to be instantly...

Depleted Uranium strikes friends and foes alike in Libya

By Karl Abrams High in the skies of Libya, NATO jets, equipped with uranium bullets and uranium-tipped missiles, are probably being used to assist Libyan rebels in toppling the regime of Muammar Gaddafy. France, Great Britain and the US regularly employ concrete bunker-busting uranium weapons and have consistently blocked UN proposals to ban them. They won’t...

The Abbot Kinney Art Haus

By Karl Abrams The “art haus” is no more. After several months of feverish painting and philosophizing in a rundown donated space at 1307 Abbot Kinney Blvd., a unique group of Venice artists and creative thinkers/poets have seemingly melted back into the landscape of future possibilities, in search of a new place to gather, to...

Venice Community Celebrates the Life of Carol Fondiller Berman

By Karl Abrams Venetians gathered together at Beyond Baroque for a joyous memorial on February 13 to honor the wit and wisdom and amazing life of Carol Fondiller Berman who died on January 9. In a program moderated by Jim Smith of the Beachhead, speaker after speaker spoke of their deep friendship and loving respect...

Poetry

Tumbling – Karl Abrams dedicated to the memory of Milton and Bunny Bratton – Kitty Bratton Praise for a lost Woman – hillary kaye Life’s Work – Vecelina Minkovski for Carol Fondiller – R.F. Wagner, Jr. During the campaign – Edward Ferrer Changeling – Jim Smith Prayer – krista schwimmer ————————- Tumbling By Karl Abrams So...

January 2008 – Here Come The Venice Papaprazzi!

By Karl Abrams Whether it’s a local red carpet event with cameras flashing or a Venetian bohemian reading poetry on the beach, the photographers of the Venice Paparazzi will probably be there, enthusiastically snapping spontaneous photos that are, if you have no objections, blended together into a beautifully crafted internet web site (venicepaparazzi.com) for all...