imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Dr. Gino Strada in Los Angeles 3/12-19

by Jennifer Murphy Saturday, Mar. 05, 2005 at 7:54 AM

Dr. Gino Strada, a doctor on the front lines tells the raw truth about war.

Dr. Gino Strada in L...
green_parrots_by_gino_strada.jpg, image/jpeg, 1437x1591

In March, Dr. Gino Strada of the renowned international medical relief organization Emergency, will be visiting southern California on a speaking and book tour. "Green Parrots", Dr. Strada's powerful chronicle of a war surgeon, has just been translated into english. In this somber story of his experiences as a doctor in some of the world's bloodiest war zones, he gives us both a provocative assessment of the state of international aid, and an indictment of the manufacturers and merchants of landmines. He knows war too well, and in a straight forward account he moves through Iraqi Kurdistan, Afghanistan, Ruanda, Peru, Bosnia, Ethiopia, Somalia, Cambodia, and Gibuti, revealing the horrors and folly of war, as well as the sanity and compassion of the Emergency doctors, volunteers and local people, even in the most wretched circumstances.

The book is a singularly lucid condemnation of war and its weapons from a man of astonishing conviction, courage, and single mindedness. Dr. Strada is a powerful role model and inspiration to young people, those working in the medical profession, and the general public.


Emergency is an italian based medical relief NGO established in 1994 by Dr. Gino Strada. Emergency sets up surgical and rehabilitation centers in conflict zones where other relief organizations dare not go. In Afghanistan, where Emergency operates two hospitals and is building a third, small green land mines are so common that children refer to them as "Green Parrots". This became the title of Dr. Strada's chronicle of his work as a war surgeon, newly translated into english.

Emergency also has two hospitals in Iraq with a third under construction, one in Cambodia and one in Sierra Leone. They have brought medical aid to Kurdistan, Ruanda, Peru, Bosnia, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Gibuti. They train and employ local staff to meet highly professional standards. They offer humanitarian aid to prisoners in conflict zones and set up development projects in the countries where they operate.

They are currently working in Sri Lanka where thousands of land mines were brought to the surface by the tsunami. Since the beginning of its work in 1994, Emergency has assisted over one million victims of war. For more information on Emergency's work see or


March 12, 7 pm benefit with world music by Paul Livingstone and Salaam Suite, poetry by John Trudell

All welcome, suggested donation , no one turned away for lack of funds

Venice United Methodist Church, 1020 Victoria Avenue, Venice

March 13, 10 am, Presentation

All Saints' Methodist Church, 132 N. Euclid, Pasadena

March 15, 12-30 pm lecture

Kaiser Permanente WLA, Ground Round

6041 Cadillac dr., Los Angeles, private -- call for more info

March 15, 7 pm, Lecture and screening of "Jung"

Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society " the Onion",

9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills

March 16, 12 to 1 pm, lecture

Health Science Campus, Keith Administration Building's Mayer

Auditorium, USC, 1925 Zonal Ave, Los Angeles

March 16, 6-30 pm, Lecture and booksigning

5th floor, University Library, Long Beach State University, Long beach

March 18, 7pm, book presentation and screening of "Jung"

Italian Institute of Culture, co-sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility

1023 Hillgard Ave., Westwood

March 19, 2pm, Q & A and booksigning

Flor y Canto Community Space & Bookstore, 3706 N. Figueroa St.

Highland Park

March 19, 7 pm, booksigning

Dutton's Beverly Hills Books, 447 N.Canon Road, Beverly Hills

For more information on any of these events, please call Marco Rambaldo at 323-350-7800 or email:

Report this post as:

Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 1 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
Please reduced the size of your photos before posting Saturday, Mar. 05, 2005 at 9:29 AM

Local News


lausd whistle blower A10 11:58PM

Website Upgrade A10 3:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 1:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 11:58AM

Change Links April 2018 A01 11:27AM

Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018 M31 6:57PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 7:00PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 6:38PM

Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! M19 2:02PM

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A. M16 5:40PM

Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released M15 12:34AM

Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups M06 12:10PM

After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video M02 11:44AM

Resolution of the Rent Strike in Boyle Heights M01 6:28PM

What Big Brother Knows About You and What You Can Do About It M01 3:30PM

Step Up As LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Steps Down F14 2:44PM

Our House Grief Support Center Hosts 9th Annual Run For Hope, April 29 F13 12:51PM

Don’t let this LA County Probation Department overhaul proposal sit on the shelf F13 11:04AM

Echo Park Residents Sue LA Over Controversial Development F12 8:51AM

Former Signal Hill police officer pleads guilty in road-rage incident in Irvine F09 10:25PM

Calif. Police Accused of 'Collusion' With Neo-Nazis After Release of Court Documents F09 7:14PM

Center for the Study of Political Graphics exhibit on Police Abuse posters F07 9:50AM

City Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Claiming Pasadena Police Officer Had His Sister Falsely Arre F04 3:17PM

Professor's Study Highlights Health Risks of Urban Oil Drilling F04 12:42PM

Claims paid involving Pasadena Police Department 2014 to present F04 10:52AM

Pasadenans - get your license plate reader records from police F03 11:11PM

LA Times Homicide Report F03 1:57PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Doxa du lobby A25 2:03AM

Tech workers organize A24 6:24PM

Architect Stephen Francis Jones A24 3:01PM

UN Forum Wrestles with Economic Policies 10 Years After Financial Crisis Islands Call for A24 12:34PM

Xyloglossie attitudinale A23 8:07AM

Shadowgun Legends Hack and Cheats A23 7:24AM

What does the Quran Say About Islamic Dress?? A21 4:15PM

Biodiversité ou la nature privatisée A20 11:22AM

The Market is a Universal Totalitarian Religion A20 7:14AM

Book Available about Hispanics and US Civil War by National Park Service A19 5:52PM

The Shortwave Report 04/20/18 Listen Globally! A19 4:01PM

The Republican 'Prolife' Party Is the Party of War, Execution, and Bear Cub Murder A19 11:48AM

Neurogenèse involutive A18 9:21AM

Paraphysique de la dictature étatique A16 10:13AM

Book Review: "The New Bonapartists" A16 3:45AM

The West Must Take the First Steps to Russia A14 12:25PM

Théorie générale de la révolution ou hommage à feu Mikhaïl Bakounine A14 3:30AM

The Shortwave Report 04/13/18 Listen Globally! A12 3:50PM

“Lost in a Dream” Singing Competition Winner to Be Chosen on April 15 for ,000 Prize! A12 3:48PM

The World Dependent on Central Banks A12 4:43AM

Ohio Governor Race: Dennis Kucinich & Richard Cordray Run Against Mike DeWine A11 9:40PM

March 2018 Honduras Coup Again Update A10 10:52PM

Apologie du zadisme insurrectionnel A10 3:33PM

ICE contract with license plate reader company A10 1:14PM

Palimpseste sisyphéen A09 11:23PM

Black Portraiture(S) IV: The Color of Silence...Cuba No...Cambridge Yes A09 5:32AM

Prohibiting Micro-Second Betting on the Exchanges A09 4:18AM

Prosecutors treat Muslims harsher than non-Muslims for the same crimes A08 10:33PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy