fix articles 38690, councils
11-point Plan for a New Socialism (tags)
The break with the old neoliberal and new authoritarian policies becomes a necessity in the face of the multiple crisis. An impending economic slump would exacerbate this situation.
Find your own NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (tags)
The short arms of the LA City Council are the 90 local Neighborhood Councils. Here are 2 on the westside. Find your own and get involved in any way you want. Now.
Haste, Waste and Mammoth Misconceptions (tags)
The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-2 to build a costly ($40 - $60 million) elephant enclosure at the LA zoo. Only Councilmembers Dennis Zine and Bill Rosendahl voted with activists who wanted the exhibit closed and the three elephants freed...
Iraqi sovereignty - outsourced to North Carolina (tags)
Naomi Klein: "....The appetite for democracy among Iraqis keeps racing ahead of the plodding plans for "capacity building" [Research Triangle Institute] drew up before the invasion. In November the Washington Post reported that when RTI arrived in the province of Taji, armed with flowcharts and ready to set up local councils, it discovered that "the Iraqi people formed their own representative councils in this region months ago, and many of those were elected, not selected, as the occupation is proposing." The Post quoted one man telling a RTI contractor, "We feel we are going backwards"....
LA Neighborhood Councils-is the activist community missing out? (tags)
In 1999, Angelinos who voted elected a Charter Reform that creates a network of neighborhood councils. Some call these councils a chance to create a system of "democratic anarchy" and a "federation ofneighborhoods," others see them as another way to entrench those who allready are in power.
Neighborhood Councils: Democracy or Crap? (tags)
Per the new L.A. City Charter (1999), we will have Neighborhood Councils, for better or for worse. The activist community in L.A., which seems to be gaining momentum, is perhaps the only constituency that can stop these councils from becoming a total sham.