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Social Justice

Beachhead Interviews Cleo Battle, Sister to Samuel Calhoun Arrington

(Note: This interview was conducted on April 26, 2015) Beachhead: First of all, I would like to ask you how you think things are progressing with Samuel? Cleo Battle: In what respect? BH: Well, overall. Do you feel like the case is going well, that there is enough evidence to succeed and therefore change lives...

Attention! Mean, Sold Out Politicians Being Poor is Not a Crime! or Welcome to Occupied Venice!

Please dear Beachhead readers indulge me for a moment as I get a few things off of my chest. I’m very angry about a few things at the moment and I believe you should be as well. That is unless you’re a sell out “liberal Democrat politician” or a person who makes no claim to...

In Praise of Rachael Dolezal

by Steve Goodman All kudos and laudamus te to Rachael Dolezal, for how, in a one-woman show she utterly exploded the malignant myth of race. There are no races folks, only gene pools. Race is a null, a vacuous concept of capitalist origin. If you want to enslave people, best measure, after selecting folks who...

LAPD Murder Is Followed by Bonin's Retaliation

By Greta Cobar It is now a month after the LAPD killed Brendon Glenn in front of the Townhouse in Venice. Still no questions have been answered, no information was released, and the public has still not seen the video of the crime – which the LAPD is holding on to. Dylan Andre, a musician...

The Rosa Parks of Venice

By Deborah Lashever Eden Andes, with slightly silvered hair, medium length, thoughtful look on her sun-drenched face, mischievous smiles illustrating her clever ironic wit, lived in Venice Beach for many years. Intelligent, articulate, peaceful, funny; a visionary, activist, artist, animal lover and friend, she could often be found on Venice Ocean Font Walk in jeans...

Greta Says

By Greta Cobar Not long ago, only about six years, quite a few Venice long-term residents lived in vehicles. They were groovy – both the vehicles and the residents. The Venice vehicularly-housed citizens cared deeply about our beautiful resort by the sea, participated in community events and local politics, and lent a hand when one...

Brendon Glenn and the Teen Project

By Morgan Stewart On the evening of May 5, just hours before he was shot and killed by officers from the Los Angeles Police Department, Brendon Glenn dropped by The Teen Project’s PAD (Protection and Direction) Drop in Center on Windward Avenue in Venice for a Purpose Life Support Group. While there, he spoke with...

That Dark Parade: Protesters Take to Venice Streets Over Gentrification & Brendon Glenn's Killing

By Krista Schwimmer In a strange, dark twist of fate, a state-wide, two day protest organized by more than a dozen groups representing the voices of First Nations, black, brown, and poor people united with the Venice community’s outrage over the recent LAPD officer killing of an unarmed, houseless young man, Brendon Glenn. Although planned...

SMPD Profiling of Venice Homeless

By Brian Connolly I was lying down in Ozone Park (“behind Whole Foods”) minding my own business with a sleeping bag over me due to a chilly wind when a cop approached me. Though alone in the sunny palm tree-lined park and clearly not doing anything wrong, the officer demanded to see my ID. I was...

Vietnam, Viet Nam

By Jim Smith We never even learned the way the Vietnamese write the name of their country (Việt Nam), before we lost the war. It was 40 years ago, April 30, that TV viewers witnessed our Vietnamese lackeys being kicked away from overloaded Hueys as the helicopters fled from the land our rulers thought they...
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