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A group of anti-war activists gathered at Long Beach's Harvey Milk Promenade Park Sunday morning to rally against the #Trump Administrations' decision to kill Iranian general Qassim Suleimani in a targeted drone strike in Iraq.

  • The event was helmed by Democratic Socialists of America, Long Beach and the People’s Revolutionary Party of Long Beach.

  • According to the NYT, 1,000 anti-war demonstrators in Washington DC gathered outside the White House.

  • Attendee of the rally marched in front of the Armed Forces Career Center, a recruitment center for different branches of the US military.


Chants of "U.S Out of the Middle East":



Demonstrators carried "No War With Iran" and "End US Imperialism" Signs :


The attendees of rally marched to the Armed Forces Career Center on Pine Ave:


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The Former Obama Housing Secretary and Mayor of San Antonio, and the only Latino in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination has drooped out, per The New York Times.


What Happened:

Secretary Castro's campaign constantly struggled, in the polls and had problems with raising money in the last few months, in one of the most competitive presidential elections since 2008.

  • Castro didn't even qualify for the last Democratic Presidential debate in Los Angeles.

  • Castro was an influencer on issues regarding immigration, police brutality and border control but was unsuccessful in gaining momentum with voters.



Castro's Statement Via Twitter:


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Just before his rally in Venice, with rising progressive star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Sanders campaign unveiled a massive list of California endorsements.

  • The list of endorsements includes 40 elected officials, 80+ community leaders, and more than 200 academics across California who have announced their support for Senator Sanders' bid for the White House.

State of the Race:

according to a poll conducted by Capitol Weekly, Sanders, Warren, and Biden are in a tight race here in California with Warren leading the pack by only 2%.

  • Warren 21%

  • Sanders 19%

  • Biden 19%

  • Buttigieg 13%

  • Bloomberg 5%

  • Yang 5%

  • Klobuchar 4%

  • Gabbard 4%

  • Harris 4%

  • Booker 2%

  • Steyer 1%

  • Castro 1%

  • Williamson 1%

  • Delaney 0%

  • O'Rourke 0%

  • de Blasio 0%

  • Inslee 0%

  • Ryan 0%

  • Patrick 0%


Here's the list:

  • Roberto Alcantar, Board Member, Southwestern Community College Governing Board Richard Barrera, Trustee, San Diego Unified School Board

  • Philip Bautista, Coachella City Councilmember

  • Megan Beaman Jacinto, Coachella City Councilmember

  • Jesse Chavez, Highland City Council 

  • Eddie De La Riva, Mayor, City of Maywood

  • Basim Elkarra, Trustee, Twin Rivers Unified School District

  • Sean Elo, San Diego Community College District Trustee

  • Cástulo Estrada, Vice-President, Coachella Valley Water District

  • Francisco Estrada, Watsonville City Councilmember

  • Nikki Fortunato Bas, Oakland City Council

  • Waymond Fermon, Indio City Councilmember 

  • Orlando Fuentes, Vice President, Cosumnes Community Services District 

  • Neftali Galarza, Trustee, Coachella Valley Unified School District

  • Jesus R. Gonzalez, Trustee, Coachella Valley Unified School District and Former Mayor of Coachella

  • Josie Gonzalez, Coachella City Councilmember

  • Aaron Gomez, San Luis Obispo City Councilmember

  • Steven Hernandez, Mayor, Coachella

  • Jennifer Holm, Trustee, Pajaro Valley Unified School District Area VII (Watsonville)

  • Andy Hsia-Coron, Former President, Aromas-San Juan Unified School District Board of Trustees

  • Eric Joyce, Oceanside Unified Trustee Daniel Lee, Culver City Councilmember 

  • Rey León, Mayor of Huron

  • Tim Knox, Former Mayor of Amador City and Former Councilmember

  • Emmanuel Martinez, Mayor Pro Tempore, Coachella

  • Tim Fitzmaurice, former Mayor of Santa Cruz

  • Abigail Medina, Member, San Bernardino City Unified School District 

  • Faauuga Moliga, Commissioner, San Francisco Board of Education

  • Kevin McKeown, Councilmember, Former Mayor, City of Santa Monica 

  • Gayle McLaughlin, Former Mayor, City of Richmond

  • Nick Occhipinti, Trustee, Jefferson Union High School District

  • Peter Ortiz, Trustee, Santa Clara County Board of Education

  • Gary Patton, Former Santa Cruz Supervisor

  • Dean Preston, San Francisco Supervisor

  • Demetrio Pruneda, Former Trustee, Hartnell College 

  • John Rizzo, Trustee, San Francisco City College Board

  • Laura Santos, Trustee, Mt. San Antonio College

  • Sheng Thao, Oakland City Councilmember

  • Nestor Enrique Valencia, Bell City Council

  • Mariko Yamada, Former CA Assemblywoman

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