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Linda Milazzo
Linda Milazzo is a Los Angeles based participatory journalist and educator. Since 1974, she has divided her time between the entertainment industry, government organizations, community development projects, and educational programs.

Linda began her writing career in advertising and promotions. From 1976 to 1989, she operated an independent public relations service providing specialty writing for individual and corporate clients. A socio-political activist since the Vietnam war, Linda has focused on political writing since 2002. 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.

Linda has facilitated an advocacy writing workshop and has developed an advocacy writing program for implementation in public and private educational institutions and in community based organizations. She's a regular contributor to numerous high profile and highly respected news and opinion websites.

Entries by Linda Milazzo

Jews Say: End the War on Gaza

(102) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 4:29 PM


Statement of Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, July 22, 2014 (200 initial signers, endorsing allies forthcoming)

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...

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Bicyclist Dies In Macabre Accident, Run Down By a Car on the Sidewalk

(4) Comments | Posted July 19, 2014 | 12:24 AM

Even for the hardest of hearts, this week was a particularly painful week. Nearly 300 innocent men, women and children were killed in a vicious rocket attack on a Malaysian airliner. Israel began a ground invasion into Gaza. The United Nations reported that over 5,000 Iraqis have been...

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Cancer Claims Fair Elections Activist Tobi Dragert

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 10:17 AM

On April 27, the Los Angeles progressive community lost one of its truly valiant social justice warriors. Tobi Dragert, a passionate advocate for fair transparent elections, equality, ending war and much much more, succumbed to cancer after a long and valiant battle. A native daughter of North Dakota, Tobi spent...

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Can Photos From Gaza Help Blaze the Path to Peace?

(15) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 9:04 PM

Operation Pillar of Defense
Photo of Operation Pillar of Defense from Al Jazeera video

Amy Goodman, iconic host of the popular independent Pacifica news program, Democracy Now, has been quoted frequently...

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John McCain, A Veteran Was Demeaned In Your Name. Will You Defend Her?

(87) Comments | Posted July 5, 2012 | 8:36 AM

This past Sunday, Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh, who never served a day in the military, shamelessly questioned the heroism of his Congressional opponent, Illinois Army National Guard veteran and double amputee, Major Tammy Duckworth.

Major Tammy Duckworth
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Jewish Federation Puts Kibosh on Extremist Pamela Geller

(41) Comments | Posted June 25, 2012 | 3:10 PM

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. Geller, who resides in New York, had been set to speak at the Jewish...

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Hey NBC, Monday's Debate Panelists Need to Better Represent!

(25) Comments | Posted January 22, 2012 | 1:29 PM

On Monday night, January 23, NBC will host the 18th candidate debate of this Republican primary season. It will be moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, and include panelists Adam C. Smith of the Tampa Bay Times and Beth Reinhard of National Journal.

Presumably these panelists...

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Just Imagine the Rose Parade Occupied for the People

(80) Comments | Posted January 1, 2012 | 3:05 PM

Ever since I learned Just Imagine was the chosen theme for this year's Tournament of Roses Parade, I kept thinking about John Lennon. For so many of us, millions, perhaps even billions worldwide, the word "imagine" evokes an instant image of the pop-culture icon. His face, his round specs and...

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A Movie for the Movement: Heist: Who Stole The American Dream?

(25) Comments | Posted November 4, 2011 | 10:30 AM

As the Occupy Wall Street movement pushes forward, evolving daily in mission and meaning, its cinematic companion has arrived on the scene. Heist: Who Stole The American Dream? is the latest socially and...

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CNN Reignites the Death Panel Myth & Sparks My Network Moment

(41) Comments | Posted January 5, 2011 | 10:23 AM

Across America people suffer end-of-life illness. They agonize in pain. They agonize in fear. They're in drug induced stupors. Modest people soil themselves in front of friends and family. They avert their eyes in shame. They lose and regain consciousness. They welcome the unconscious moments that shield them from feelings...

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CA Nurses Strike Against Billion-Dollar Felon, HCA

(0) Comments | Posted December 25, 2010 | 5:09 AM

Registered Nurse Estella Chavez
Registered Nurse Estella Chavez (photo by Linda Milazzo)

With support from California Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield and California State Senator Fran Pavley, along with an enthusiastic nod from Governor-elect Jerry...

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Decision Points: Doin' Costco With George Dubya (SLIDESHOW)

(2) Comments | Posted December 13, 2010 | 5:15 PM

About a week ago, I stopped by my local Costco. Once in, I noticed George Dubya lying flat on his back atop a pile of other George Dubyas. Not wanting to shop alone, I picked up a Dubya and took him along through the store.

While on our little journey,...

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In The Cold Climate of Politics, We'll Miss Elizabeth Edwards' Warmth

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2010 | 5:58 AM

Yesterday, Elizabeth Edwards was laid to rest. It's a sad day for her family, her friends and her country. If there were ever a time in America when compassionate voices are needed, now is that time. Elizabeth had compassion for children, health care, equal rights, the poor, and ending war....

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American Midterm Candidates Pandered for Pro-Israel Money and Votes

(2) Comments | Posted November 7, 2010 | 5:18 AM

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...

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LA's Sheriff Baca Stirs Halloween Fear Against Marijuana Days Before The Election

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2010 | 9:52 AM

All through the George W. Bush administration, Americans were fed a steady diet of fear, strategically orchestrated by Bush and Cheney to promote their political agenda. Americans were scared into supporting war. They were frightened into buying masking tape. They were jolted by elevated color codes. They were unnerved about...

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Los Angeles Launches Nation's First Israel Divestment Campaign

(104) Comments | Posted September 10, 2010 | 4:26 AM

On April 1, 2010, in a no-holds-barred interview with the Christian Science Monitor, Israeli peacemaker Jonathan Ben Artzi, a PhD candidate at Brown University and nephew to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

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Unions Are Wrong to Refuse to Build the Mosque

(7) Comments | Posted August 24, 2010 | 9:12 PM

I've always believed in unions. I come from a long line of union members: steel workers, sanitation workers, office workers, police, fire, you name it. They're all in my family. My American family typifies the American working class. In fact, if all the unions represented by my family were to...

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Santana Rocks the 80th Birthday Tribute to Human Rights Icon Dolores Huerta: Si Se Puede!

(2) Comments | Posted August 16, 2010 | 5:31 PM

Dolores Huerta poster
"Organize!" That was the imperative delivered to Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman on Wednesday by civil rights, human rights, women's rights and workers rights icon, Dolores Huerta -- two days before...
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Brad Sherman's Middle East Town Hall Rife With Fear and Aggression

(9) Comments | Posted July 12, 2010 | 2:02 PM

On July 3, 2010, I received an email from a friend informing me that Congressman Brad Sherman, who is seeking reelection to his 8th term in California's 27th Congressional District, was hosting a Middle East town hall on July 7th from 7-8:30PM at member-based Conservative Jewish Temple Ramat...

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Images in the Sand Connect Our Global Community

(4) Comments | Posted June 29, 2010 | 5:13 PM

Hands Across The Sand, Venice Pier, Venice CA,
Photo by Venice Paparazzi

There are some things we humans have just one of. We have one heart, one...

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