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Linda Milazzo was a Managing Editor of Opednews until Fall 2014, and a Los Angeles based writer, educator and activist. Since 1974, she has divided her time between the entertainment industry, government organizations, community development projects and educational programs.

Linda began her writing career over 35 years ago, starting out in advertising and promotions. From 1976 to 1989, she operated an independent public relations service providing specialty writing for individual and corporate clients. Since 2003, Linda has focused on political writing. Her essays, letters and commentaries have appeared in domestic and international journals, newspapers and magazines. She's an educator and creator of a writers' program she's taught privately and in public schools. She currently facilitates an advocacy writing workshop and is developing an advocacy writing program to be implemented in public and private educational institutions and in community based organizations.

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From ImagesAttr Wednesday, July 23, 2014     

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Jews Say: End the War on Gaza -- No Aid to Apartheid Israel! On July 12, 2014, Gaza civil society issued an urgent appeal for solidarity, asking: "How many of our lives are dispensable enough until the world takes action? How much of our blood is sufficient?"As Jews of conscience, we answer by unequivocally condemning Israel's ongoing massacre in Gaza, whose victims include hundreds of civilians, children, entire families, the elderly, and the disabled.

Friday, July 18, 2014 (4 comments)     

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Bicyclist Dies In Macabre Accident, Run Down By A Car On The Sidewalk For me bicycling is a passion; a reprieve from the tears I shed for our sisters and brothers in agony throughout the world. Covering the death of this cyclist was particularly heart wrenching.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013     

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UPDATED: OPEN THREAD / BREAKING: Christopher Dorner StandOff Ends; LAPD Still On Tactical Alert; Body Not Identified Fluid situation (to be updated as details develop) of accused murderer Christopher Dorner in a standoff with multiple law enforcement agencies in Big Bear, California. Dorner is suspected of killing two law enforcement officers (one earlier today), and two civilians. He is additionally suspected of shooting and injuring two more law enforcement officers, one earlier today who is currently in surgery.

From Images Wednesday, November 28, 2012 (14 comments)     

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Can Photos From Gaza Help Blaze The Path To Peace? It's easy to argue that graphic images of the carnage of war evoke lasting impressions on those who view them. Few people can forget the horrific photos from Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the atomic bomb or the suffering faces and emaciated bodies from the Holocaust. Indeed some of history's most memorable and haunting photographic images arise from war.

From Images Thursday, July 5, 2012 (4 comments)     

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John McCain, A Veteran Was Demeaned In Your Name. Will You Step Up To Defend Her? If the military is truly non-partisan, wouldn't allegiance to veterans trump allegiance to party? I understand Senator McCain is presently in Afghanistan, but he's had ample time since Sunday to chastise Joe Walsh. Why hasn't he done so?

From Images Monday, June 25, 2012 (4 comments)     

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Jewish Federation Puts Kibosh On Extremist Islamophobe Pamela Geller Sunday morning, in a surprise announcement, The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles President Jay Sanderson put the kibosh on a planned lecture by controversial Jewish activist and avowed anti-Islamist, Pamela Geller.

From Images Sunday, January 22, 2012 (1 comments)     

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Hey NBC, Monday's Debate Panelists Need To Better Represent! What's truly needed in this debate are the images of a diverse blended America -- not more monochromatic mirror images of the candidates themselves.

From Images Sunday, January 1, 2012 (4 comments)     

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Just Imagine The Rose Parade Occupied For The People On January 2nd, thanks to the hard work and determination of members of the Occupy Movement, in particular organizer Peter Thottam, the 123rd Rose Parade is permitting viewers to Just Imagine how spectacular our country could be if greed and war disappeared. Lets re-Imagine the missions of the Parade's "main stage" performers:

From Images Thursday, November 3, 2011 (12 comments)     

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A Movie For The Movement: "Heist: Who Stole The American Dream?" For those in America still asking what fueled the Occupy Movement and what wrongs it wants to right - well, those questions are easily answered once you've seen the movie Heist.

Sunday, August 21, 2011 (23 comments)     

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BREAKING: Rebels Close To Toppling Gadhafi After a six month struggle that included aerial bombing by NATO forces, Libyan rebels are close to toppling Moammar Gadhafi, Libya's dictatorial ruler who has controlled Libya since September 1, 1969.

From ImagesAttr Wednesday, December 29, 2010 (9 comments)     

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CNN Reignites The Death Panel Myth & Sparks My "Network" Moment Corporate media perverted the plan. It afforded Sarah Palin, media's most caustic creation, round the clock amplification of her death panel misnomer. Rather than quell Palin's toxic distortions and present the plan factually, corporate media appropriated Palin's death panel fabrication and amplified it even more, spending weeks misrepresenting the plan and rendering it unrecognizable from its original form

From Images Saturday, December 25, 2010 (4 comments)     

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CA Nurses Strike Billion-Dollar Felon, HCA Whatever the outcome of this strike, these nurses are standing up to their felon corporate employer and fighting valiantly for their rights and the rights of their patients. Their strike leaflet reads, "When we fight, we gain respect." After listening to their stories and hearing their dedication to their patients and their jobs, they've surely gained my respect. I wish them the best in this endeavor.

From ImagesAttr Sunday, December 12, 2010 (3 comments)     

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In The Cold Climate of Politics, We'll Miss Elizabeth Edwards' Warmth Palin, Angle and Brewer are antithetical to womanhood as I know it. Womanhood, as I know it, embodies the characteristics of Elizabeth Edwards: compassion, generosity, kindness and warmth. These right wing women are dispassionate and cold. They'd send a family to the street in winter without shelter or food.

From Images Sunday, November 7, 2010 (3 comments)     

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American Midterm Candidates Pandered For Pro-Israel Money and Votes At a time when Israel faces near universal condemnation for the May 30th killings of eight Turkish citizens and one Turkish American aboard the Gaza bound Mavi Marmara, and worldwide rebuke for its continued blockade of Gaza and ongoing expansion into Jerusalem and the West Bank, American midterm candidates still pandered for pro-Israel money and votes during this 2010 midterm election.

Sunday, October 31, 2010 (3 comments)     

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LA's Sheriff Baca Stirs Halloween Fear Against Marijuana Days Before The Election Using unjustified fear is an abuse of governance. Sadly for Los Angeles, Lee Baca, its Sheriff of twelve years, is employing the abusive fear tactic. Mere days before California's November 2nd election, whose ballot includes Proposition 19, which if passed, would regulate, control and tax marijuana.

From ImagesAttr Friday, September 10, 2010 (6 comments)     

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Los Angeles Launches Nation's First Israel Divestment Campaign On Wednesday, September 8th, at a noon press conference in Los Angeles in front of the Israeli Consulate, the California Israel Divestment Campaign, a culturally diverse group of compassionate Americans, announced the launch of California ballot initiative 10-0020 to require public employee systems to divest from certain business activities in Israel.

From Images Tuesday, August 24, 2010 (37 comments)     

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Unions Are WRONG To Refuse To Build The Mosque Honestly, just how weak can we Americans be? We flatten other nations to the ground. We decimate their schools, hospitals, hotels, apartment buildings, playgrounds and businesses. We kill and maim babies, children, teens, the elderly, women, men and animals. We destroy entire cities with aerial and ground attacks using weapons of mass destruction but we Americans can't tolerate memories of one horrible day nearly a decade ago.

From Images Sunday, August 15, 2010 (3 comments)     

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Santana Rocks Greek Theater 80th Birthday Tribute to Human Rights Icon Dolores Huerta. Si Se Puede! Dolores Huerta, the powerhouse grassroots organizer who stood with Bobby Kennedy the night he was assassinated, and who was beaten so badly by San Francisco Police during a lawful protest in 1988 that her spleen had to be removed, celebrates a star-studded 80th birthday, spearheaded by Carlos Santana!

From Images Sunday, July 11, 2010 (7 comments)     

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Brad Sherman's Middle-East Town Hall Rife With Fear and Aggression What Sherman is essentially telling his pro-Israel audience is that he turned down a seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee that deals with social services, finance, health care, social security and taxes in favor of a seat on the Foreign Relations Committee to promote the US/Israel relationship.

From Images Monday, June 28, 2010 (6 comments)     

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Images In The Sand Connect Our Global Community We who are selfish, who sacrifice our planet to fulfill desires not related to sustainment, are earth-perps. Every drowned polar bear incriminates us. Every oil asphyxiated dolphin, pelican and turtle inculpates us. Every decapitated mountain besmirches us. Every toxic landfill debases us.

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