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Los Angeles 2005: New Leaders, New Hopes
Progressives celebrate new leadership. Los Angeles, a longtime conservative stronghold, now has one of the most progressive mayors and city councils in the nation. This new leadership inherits a city in transition, a city whose services are at the breaking point, struggling to keep pace with the demands of unrestrained growth. A city still facing the deeply rooted problems that it has become famous for; racial tensions, affordable housing, traffic gridlock and air pollution. But for now the honeymoon is in full swing and for those who want to chart a new path for Los Angeles perhaps a door has opened.


Kucinich supporters in Los Angeles joined with thousands of others across the nation in a grassroots-coordinated banner raising campaign on freeway overpasses. Even as late as this February 19th, when local activists did widespread banner drops around LA, freeway actions were dominated by direct action activists not necessarily affiliated with any political party. Freeway overpasses, signs, and other civic infrastructure have also been popular targets for graffiti writers and other artists.

Progressive favorite, dark horse, and media pariah, DJ Kucinich, garnered 8 delegates and 30% of the Democratic primary vote in Hawaii, and 50% on Maui, this week. Hawaii got triple the normal voter turnout for the primaries, as reported on The Maui News. He'll be in LA today and tomorrow, including an appearance at the Immigrant Rights rally (right): schedule.

The results for the KPFK elections for the Local Station Board have been posted. Click the title for the results.
Quaker House South Los Angeles 12/21/03
Families to Amend Californias Three Strikes or FACTS received the support of Dennis Kucinich. The presidential candidates progressive stand against Three Strikes and the prison industry system offered hope to the over 4000 non-violent offenders currently serving life sentences in California under Three Strikes. Update 12/28 Klaas Family rejects Three Strikes law , read statement.

FACTS, a grassroots movement is made up of families whose loved ones are serving mandatory sentences ranging from 25 years to life for non-violent crimes.

In another example of the underrepresented sharing marginalization with populist candidates, FACTS and Kucinich received little attention from major media outlets. Community journalist provide the following reports 1,2.

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