June 4, 1988
Memorial services for Fred Halstead, a Socialist Workers Party activist who was the party's presidential candidate in 1968 and California gubernatorial candidate in 1978, will be held at 4 p.m. June 18 at the Pathfinder bookstore at 2546 W. Pico Blvd. Halstead, 61, a native of Los Angeles, died at his Echo Park home of cancer on Thursday.
March 21, 1993 |
His rhetoric was militant: He often condemned the "white man's Christian world" as evil and he rejected integration. Although many Establishment leaders feared his influence, many poor African-Americans found inspiration in his separatist call for economic and political empowerment. Yet in the last year of his life, after a pilgrimage to Mecca, Malcolm X was said to have embraced the idea that blacks and whites could work together.
November 20, 1994 |
I despise going to lectures alone, and knew I couldn't drag just any comrade to a discourse titled "Generation X and the Communist Manifesto Today." To make it a memorable evening, I needed an Xer who had actually read the tome. After much searching, I chose Eric. As we enter the Pathfinder bookstore on Pico, Eric tells me he has subtitled the talk "Slackers of the world, unite." Inside, 30 people fill a small room trimmed with posters of Che Guevara.