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Sharing the city of Denver with the Democratic National Convention this week is a gathering of activists, delegates and elected leaders from across the country, sponsored by The Progressive Democrats of America and The Nation. Progressive Central – the Central Presbyterian Church at 1660 Sherman Street – has already been the site of great conversation [...]

At the LaVena Johnson event

by Philip Barron on June 6, 2008 · 0 comments

I attended Wednesday’s panel discussion on LaVena Johnson at Legacy Books & Cafe – the Black & Green Wednesday event sponsored by the Gateway Greens Alliance and the Universal African Peoples Organization – but readers would doubtless be better served by video on the event. That content is on the way; I hope to get [...]

Black & Green Wednesday: LaVena Johnson

by Philip Barron on June 1, 2008 · 0 comments

The Gateway Greens Alliance and the Universal African Peoples Organization sponsor a panel discussion on the matter of PFC LaVena Johnson. The event, free and open to the public, takes place on Wednesday, June 4, at 7 pm at Legacy Books & Cafe, 5249 Delmar (near Union) in St. Louis.
The panelists include:

Lionel Nixon, African Newsworld [...]

Elaine Johnson at Veterans for Peace convention

by Philip Barron on September 1, 2007 · 1 comment

In the accompanying video, Gold Star Mother Elaine Johnson speaks about the death in Iraq of her son, Spc. Darius T. Jennings, and issues a challenge to President George Bush – and to the Democrats. Her remarks took place in St. Louis at the 22nd national convention of Veterans for Peace. (Elaine is no relation [...]

The father of Pfc. LaVena Lynn Johnson, Dr. John Johnson of Florissant, Missouri.

Dr. Johnson spoke in August 2007 at the Veterans for Peace speakout on sexual assault in the military outside the Robert A. Young Federal Building in downtown St. Louis. This was just one of many events and workshops comprising the 22nd annual national [...]

Postings to come on Veterans for Peace events

by Philip Barron on August 17, 2007 · 1 comment

Just returned from the Veterans for Peace addresses on sexual assault in the military. I’ll be posting on the remarks made by LaVena Johnson’s father, Dr. John Johnson – as well as some other material – over the weekend.
Incidentally: Today marked my first face-to-face meeting with Dr. Johnson. We chatted for a brief while before [...]