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Open Letter to the Progressive Movement

by International Action Center Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2006 at 9:25 PM

Open Letter to the Progressive Movement 'Support the South Central Farmers' -Join the demonstrations at the Mayor's Mansion Thursday, March 9 at 7PM and at City Hall Friday, March 10 at 9AM.


Open Letter to the Progressive Movement

'Support the South Central Farmers'

-Join the demonstrations at the Mayor's Mansion Thursday, March 9 at 7PM

and at City Hall Friday, March 10 at 9AM.

Hello friends in struggle:

This is an emergency appeal to long-time activists dedicated to building

economic, environmental and social justice. Given our sincere yearning to stop

injustice, especially against those most victimized in our society we must act

regarding this pressing issue.

On Thursday, March 9th at 7PM there will be a protest at the mayor's mansion in

support of the South Central Farmers who have been served with an eviction

notice demanding they vacate their land this week. Due to the urgency of the

situation it is imperative that progressive organizations show their solidarity. The

farmers have pledged not to leave. This letter will be followed up with a phone

call today or tomorrow to discuss your organization's possible participation.

As you probably know, 350 families in South Central Los Angeles have been

sustaining themselves with a 14-acre community farm. They have had the legal

right to work on this land for 13 years, until now - due to an illegal eviction by the

city in favor of developer Ralph Horowitz. The city had allowed this South LA

community to develop this land into a productive farm beginning in 1992. About

10 years later the city secretly decided to sell it to Horowitz for little over 5 million

dollars in a back-room deal that was not sanctioned by a required public hearing.

Horowitz is now demanding million for the property - an amount far out of

reach for the farmers.

There are defining times when all progressive people and organizations must

come together in a real, concrete way to say no to attacks on poor and working

people and build solidarity especially with the most oppressed in our society.

Friends, the struggle of the South Central Farmers, which already has national

and international support, encompasses the struggles against war, poverty,

racism, injustice and environmental devastation.

Building solidarity with these families is tantamount to building multi-national unity

in Los Angeles and therefore strengthening our movement for social justice.

So, please consider yourself or your organization's participation this Thursday at 7PM at the

Mayor's mansion to stop the eviction of 350 families who depend on the land for

their sustenance.

The mansion is located at:

The Getty House @ Windsor Square

605 S. Irving blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90005

8 blocks west of Western (off Wilshire)

This is an opportunity to build greater unity and strength for the movement here

in Los Angeles that will have repercussions nationwide.

Also, please join the South Central Farmers on Friday, March 10th at Los Angeles City Hall for a demonstration at 9 AM.

You can contact the South Central Farmers at their website at:

In Struggle,

Ed Asner

Casey Kasem

Ron Kovic

John Parker, International Action Center

Jamie Kim, Korean Americans for Peace Coalition*

*Korean Americans for Peace (KAP) member organizations

include Korea Democratic Labor Party Support Committee,

Korea Truth Commission/LA, Korean American National

Coordinating Council, Koreatown Immigrant Workers

Alliance, Mindullae, Minjok Tongshin, One Korean LA Forum

and Pan Korean Alliance for Reunification/LA Chapter

Lawrence Reyes, Puerto Rican Alliance

Chito Quijano, BAYAN-USA

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Farmers? Gardner Thursday, Mar. 09, 2006 at 8:34 AM
local food security Sheepdog Thursday, Mar. 09, 2006 at 9:13 AM
This Republican? Query Thursday, Mar. 09, 2006 at 12:35 PM
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Apparently skin hue does matter Query Thursday, Mar. 09, 2006 at 4:17 PM
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