People in Los Angeles have a reputation for being lightweights in the progressive movement... Unfortunately, this is a label that is well deserved... Whereas San Francisco and Eugene/Portland have active progressive communities, Los Angeles has a handful of people who seem to be carrying the load... It is time for all readers of Indy Media to get off their ASSES and start attending progressive rallies, marches, and conferences... It's not like they are not out there... Life is not a fucking TV set and you are not a corporate couch potato... Attend, Participate, Donate and keep the Progressive community spark going... Screw the Conservatives, they are ignorant... Screw the Neo-Liberals, they are Fascists and self-righetous... Freedom of Speech... Freedom of Assembly... Freedom of Ideas!!!!!!!.. and a heartfelt thanks to the Organizers, who don't think for us, but help us to think for ourselves.