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January 2008 – Swami X Speaks

By X Swami X,  People who don’t know how to listen should be restrained from writing books.  People who don’t know how to listen should be restrained, and…made to watch television. I’m not against genocide, I just wish they would stop calling it war.  I’d like to be in a position to select the next...

January 2008 – Venetians In The Street

This month’s question:  What are your hopes and dreams for the Boardwalk in 2008?   Alicia Garcia de Leon is an artist on the Boardwalk for the last five years.  Permits are given to almost anyone and I think this is wrong. The lottery should be available only for those who create their own art or...

January 2008 – Martin Luther King In His Own Words

“Man has the capacity to do right as well as wrong, and his history is a path upward, not downward. The past is strewn with the ruins of the empires of tyranny, and each is a monument not merely to man’s blunders but to his capacity to overcome them …  This is why I remain...

January 2008 – The Martin Luther King Kingdom Day Parade

 has been celebrated for the last 20 years and over a million people take to the streets of Los Angeles to remember the life and works of the great man. The 2008 parade, themed “30 Years of Continuing the Dream,” commences on Martin Luther King Blvd at Crenshaw and lasts for two miles until Western....

January 2008 – California Presidential Primary is Feb. 5

Here is the list of candidates who will appear on the ballot: American Independent Party Don Grundmann Mad Max Riekse Diane Beall Templin  Democratic Party Joe Biden Hillary Clinton Chris Dodd John Edwards Mike Gravel Dennis Kucinich Barack Obama Bill Richardson Green Party Jared Ball Elaine Brown Jesse Johnson Cynthia McKinney Kent Mesplay Ralph Nader Kat...

January 2008 – Ocean Front Walk Ordinance Still Being Debated

There is no ordinance regulating the west side of Ocean Front Walk. The old ordinance was thrown out by the Los Angeles City Council as the result of a lawsuit brought by ACLU Attorney Carol Sobel on behalf of Venice vendors and activists, including Food not Bombs. At a court hearing last month, the judge...

January 2008 – And Still They Come – Poems for Philomene Long

• My Dear Lady Nite – S.A. Griffin • poem for philomene long – John Dorsey Philomene Long’s death in August triggered an outpouring of tributes, sympathy, sorrow and creativity sent to the Beachhead from throughout the country. This month is no exception. This month’s contributions come from S.A. Griffin, contributing editor of The Outlaw Bible of American...

January 2008 – The Venice Beat Poets – The Great River Outside The Mainstream – Frank T. Rios

By Hillary Kaye Frank T. Rios is a man who lives consciously in a world not only inhabited by form but by spirit. He makes it clear that his life is not his own, it is given over to the muse who speaks through him. The path to his muse was not his choosing. He...

January 2008 – Beachhead Poll

What should be done with the Venice Circle? Mark as many choices as you like. __ Fill with water __ Leave the Circle as it is __ Closed to traffic __ Add a fountain __ Add more statues __ Remove the present statue __ Other:  __________________      To vote, go to www.freevenice.org. If you don’t have...

January 2008 – An RV Fairytale

By Erica Snowlake Against my friend’s better judgment, I don’t drive, have never owned and am loathe to even entering nasty, metal, polluting obsessions in which one miraculously floats while seated above asphalted earth at high speeds weaving humanity’s frenzied chaos group mind death wish, blithely deluded about the importance of getting somewhere, no thank-you,...
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