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Human Rights/Constitution

Reflections of a Survivor

By Jack Neworth Whenever Oscar, the golden retriever, and I go for a walk, it’s obvious who’s walking whom. I’m just the schnook holding the leash. Once, Oscar befriended a wise-looking, elderly woman sitting on a Venice boardwalk bench enjoying the sunset. She astutely observed that Oscar seemed more human than canine. As she petted...

It Did Happen Here: When our Japanese neighbors were sent to concentration camps

By Scott Yuda, Jr. During World War II, under Adolf Hitler and his Nazi organization’s “rule,” so to speak, ordered for any person 1/8 Jewish or more to be relocated to concentration camps, where they were decimated. Ultimately, approximately six million Jewish citizens were killed in these concentration camps by the order of a crazed...

May 2008 – Housing, Homelessness, And The Butt End Of The City Budget

By Peggy Lee Kennedy If you follow the news you know that the Mayor came out strongly in favor of “Public Safety,” in the city’s 2008-09 budget, which includes increasing the LAPD by 1,000 police and decreasing other needed services. Unfortunately, nested within this Public Safety budget is a police budget of over $1.3 billion...

May 2008 – Constitution Amended: Shopping Replaces Free Speech

Now you can shop “without feeling any guilt whatsoever.” Sign at Trader Joe’s, Palms and Sepulveda: “Your Right to Distraction-Free Shopping Out of respect to our customers, Trader Joe’s does not permit any solicitation at or near the front of our stores, regardless of the issue. Please feel free to ignore anyone with a clipboard...
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