A Few Good Men: Portraits of Homelessness

A Few Good Men:  Humans of Los Angeles  By Daniel Lichtenstein-Boris https://soundcloud.com/dan-lichtenstein-boris/a-few-good-men-portraits-of-homelessness A Salute from the Sidewalk One morning I went to take the train to work.  A man sat across from the entrance of the Hollywood/Western Red line station.  Scrawny, in his early 30’s, he held a sign that read, “Homeless Hungry Disabled Vet.” … Continue reading A Few Good Men: Portraits of Homelessness

Return our Stolen Dreams!

Return our Stolen Dreams!  Carmen Mata, Mexican Farmworker Union Leader, Speaks Carmen Mata addresses at a bi-national conference in Carson, CA in December 2017.  Photo Credit: Informativo Pacifica By Daniel Lichtenstein-Boris After a 2015 wave of strikes and protests, Driscoll berry pickers in San Quintin, Baja California, called for a boycott of the popular berry label.  The protests spread … Continue reading Return our Stolen Dreams!

Politics of Love: A Night with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic Socialists of America-Los Angeles

Photo by @jjshgdmn The Politics of Love  A Night with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic Socialists of America-Los Angeles By Daniel Lichtenstein-Boris Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez packed the large chapel of the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles on Friday, August 3rd, in an event organized by the fast-growing Los Angeles Chapter of Democratic Socialists of America.  The … Continue reading Politics of Love: A Night with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic Socialists of America-Los Angeles

Justice for Fred Taft: Did the KKK kill a black man in Los Angeles County?

Justice for Fred Taft:  Did the KKK kill a black man in Los Angeles County? By Daniel Lichtenstein-Boris I arrived at Pan American park in Long Beach’s Lakewood Village neighborhood on Saturday morning, July 28th, 2018.  A friend, who lived in a nearby neighborhood, invited me to a rally that morning.  The weekend before, a … Continue reading Justice for Fred Taft: Did the KKK kill a black man in Los Angeles County?

Capital and Main: Crusading Journalism in the Trump Era

By Daniel Lichtenstein-Boris On Friday evening June 8th, I attended a fundraiser for the non-profit online investigative journalism website, Capital & Main.  Capital & Main is a relatively new California based operation initiated by union-friendly researchers at Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE).  It has broken major investigative news stories on immigration, homelessness, … Continue reading Capital and Main: Crusading Journalism in the Trump Era

From Books not Bombs to Books not Bullets

From Books not Bombs to Books not Bullets Daniel Lichtenstein-Boris Fifteen years ago, thousands of high school and college students at hundreds of campuses across the country went on strike—walking out of class against the looming war in Iraq, in a movement called Books not Bombs. President George W. Bush, falsely declaring that the Iraqi … Continue reading From Books not Bombs to Books not Bullets