Thursday, 26 Apr 2018
Category: News

Saving public education in Oklahoma

Can You Hear Them Now? By State Representative David Perryman Paul Marcarelli, formerly the “Test Man” in the Verizon commercials, is known for the question, “Can you hear me now?” Since that phrase became famous, it has morphed into a question that is used to inquire as to whether a person’s communication is “effective” rather […]

2016 election night watch parties for Oklahoma progressives

With some state legislative races in the tossup column, Oklahoma Lefties might well have more than just national level victories to celebrate on election night. Certainly reason enough to share the excitement with others and not biting your nails alone in front of your TV — or, heaven forbid, Republicans! There are a slew of […]

State Question 776: Unnecessary, Unaffordable, Uninformed

An Oklahoma Activist original opinion piece from contributor Camille Landry. The leaders who founded our nation and our state envisioned a government of laws and principles that would apply equally to everyone. They wrote a federal, then state constitutions to ensure that the most important principles of our society are clearly enshrined. The right to […]

City committed to full-size supermarket in northeast OKC, says Pettis

Prior to getting down to the main topic at last night’s town hall on public safety, Ward 7 Councilman John Pettis made an announcement about the King’s Crossing development difficulties. This project was to bring an Uptown Market to the corner of MLK and 23rd. He updated the crowd on negotiations about the stalled development, […]

Statement from Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus on Terence Crutcher shooting

Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus issues statement on recommendations for law enforcement following Terence Crutcher shooting; calls for peaceful protests Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus chair, Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa, issued the following statement Thursday on behalf of the caucus outlining recommendations for law enforcement across the state and calling for peaceful protests following Friday evening’s police […]

International Day of Peace Events in Oklahoma

The International Day of Peace is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to“commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” For the text of the U.N. Resolution, CLICK […]

Next Steps for Our Revolution Oklahoma City

Follow-up OUR REVOLUTION Kickoff– August 24th, OKC Several organizations including Change Oklahoma, Bernie Sanders supporters and former staffers along with Oklahoma City Democratic Socialists and Democracy for America joined together to host a kickoff for Our Revolution in OKC. Many progressive central Oklahoma state legislative candidates were present for a meet and greet. During the […]

Pointing Left News Roundup (audio): Oklahoma Friends of Elephants

We look at the situation with the elephants at the Oklahoma City Zoo, through the blog posts of Kurt Hochenauer of Okiefunk.com. Also a new series on meth and mental illness in rural Oklahoma from OklahomaWatch.org and a couple of stories from RedDirtReport.com http://www.buzzsprout.com/60927/417132-news-roundup-aug-30-2016-oklahoma-friends-of-elephants.mp3   Links Okiefunk.com Aug 22: OKC Zoo Elephant Bamboo Endures Attacks, Isolation […]