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It conjures up an asphalt web of insulated individuals occasionally Crashing into each other. It is that, it's designed to be that, but in the spaces between the asphalt and concrete, and sometimes on those hard spaces that shut out the earth, glimmering in the Quartz, there is life, community, and rebellion. What I write is part of that story.
Me? I'm a middle-aged, middle-class, white woman, residing in Los Angeles. Sometimes I hang out with people who are living and changing life in L.A.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 13, 2012 Everybody's Home: An Unlikely Alliance Challenges the Financial Borg
In the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Van Nuys, houseless people have barricaded themselves for more than a hundred days inside the property line of the home of the aspiring middle-class Hernandez family to prevent the family's imminent foreclosure eviction.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 16, 2011 When Goliath Wins: The Triumph of Redevelopment in Los Angeles
On Tuesday at 8:00 a.m., the South Central Farmers, their supporters, and the residents of the Central-Alameda neighborhood will confront the Los Angeles City Council in its chambers one more time to try to save the Farm and save the neighborhood.
SHARE Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Farmers Fighting for South Central Again
The South Central Farmers are rising again in defense of environmental justice against the Los Angeles development machine. This time, the city wants to pave over a proposed soccer field , the last sliver of the famous Farm and a promised bit of green space for the low-income residents.
SHARE Sunday, November 18, 2007 (another, smaller) Stolen Election
After a struggle for democratic elections that nearly destroyed a progressive radio network, local elections at KPFK in Los Angeles are besmirched by unchecked money, influence, and confusion.
SHARE Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Black Americans Choose: Minutemen Go Home
More than three hundred Crenshaw District residents joined two hundred migrant rights' supporters and linked arms to keep the minutemen out of Leimert Park, the heart of Black Los Angeles.