imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Subscribe Calendar Publish RSS
Tell the NSA: StopWatching.US

Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

CopWatch LA

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List





IMC Network: www.indymedia.org 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
printable version - js reader version - email this article - view hidden posts - tags and related articles
link:

Never Forever 21: Round 3

by RP Monday, Apr. 27, 2009 at 2:25 PM

One of the organizers reported a demonstration in solidarity at a Forever 21 outlet in San Diego. Indeed, this campaign is country-wide. However, not all of Forever 21's stores have the same name (even within Southern California). The names tend to be variations on Forever 21, like Forever Fabulous.

Never Forever 21: Ro...
boycottforever21mastershot.jpg, image/jpeg, 2848x2134

On April 25, supporters of the South Central Farm held their third demonstration outside Forever 21 in Old Town Pasadena. (Background information can be found here: http://la.indymedia.org/news/2009/04/226385.php.) The turnout was high: between 20 and 30 people, and the demonstrators were vocal and lively.

Indeed, as I neared the vigil (I arrived late) I could hear their shouts well before I was in sight of them-- the chanting disrupted the ambiance of the fancy Santorini Italian restaurant.

I felt encouraged to see so many young activists, most of whom seemed to be traditional college age or younger. (For years I've been going to weekly peace vigils and have often been the youngest participant, and I'm now 41—here, I was by far the oldest for much of of the time.) The young people have also been organizing the demonstrations and boycott.

This was a busier day in Old Town Pasadena than on previous Saturdays. On several occasions, cars were backed up in front of us, and there were a lot more pedestrians on both sides of the street. Many of them asked about the boycott and engaged in long conversations with demonstrators. However, many others walked in and out of the store despite the protest and would not take literature from us.

Many people inside the store noticed us, too—even when we weren't making any special effort to be heard in there. At one point, a rather irate-looking manager came over to the door (something about her told me she was a manager, probably the fact that acting irate seemed to come to her easily). However, she never confronted us and disappeared.

Among other things, the many chants asked shoppers to “walk out” or to get refunds on their purchases.

Once again, Forever 21 distributed literature of its own stating that the warehouses will create more jobs for the area, and "proposed distribution center site is an empty lot used by no one."

The speakers following the action included Linda Piera-Avila of the Green Party. “. . . I went to a movie screening last night [of The Garden],” she reported. “It was packed. People are continuing to learn about this issue. So thanks to you guys we're still in their faces. The Green Party of California supports the South Central Farmers because you guys embody fighting for social justice, for environmental justice, [inaudible]. So thank you very much for all of your work in keeping this going.”

One of the organizers reported a demonstration in solidarity at a Forever 21 outlet in San Diego. Indeed, this campaign is country-wide. However, not all of Forever 21's stores have the same name (even within Southern California). The names tend to be variations on Forever 21, like Forever Fabulous.

Coverage of previous demonstrations in front of Pasadena's Forever 21 can be found here:
http://la.indymedia.org/news/2008/12/222947.php
http://la.indymedia.org/news/2009/03/225113.php

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Protest sign

by RP Monday, Apr. 27, 2009 at 2:25 PM

Protest sign...
boycottforever21bitchensign.jpg, image/jpeg, 2068x2690

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Demonstrators

by RP Monday, Apr. 27, 2009 at 2:25 PM

Demonstrators...
boycottforever21estshotcu.jpg, image/jpeg, 2848x2134

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


One of the many customers who noticed us

by RP Monday, Apr. 27, 2009 at 2:25 PM

One of the many cust...
boycottforever21customerpeacesign.jpg, image/jpeg, 2848x2134

She made a peace sign for the camera but apparently proceeded with the purchase.
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Another customer peeking out (left side)

by RP Monday, Apr. 27, 2009 at 2:25 PM

Another customer pee...
boycottforever21customerpeekingout.jpg, image/jpeg, 2848x2134

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Group of young women learning about the boycott

by RP Monday, Apr. 27, 2009 at 2:25 PM

Group of young women...
boycottforever21outreachgroup.jpg, image/jpeg, 2848x2134

This discussion went on for some time.
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Another sign

by RP Monday, Apr. 27, 2009 at 2:25 PM

Another sign...
boycottforever21communitygreenspace.jpg, image/jpeg, 2848x2134

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


SCF logo

by RP Monday, Apr. 27, 2009 at 2:25 PM

SCF logo...
boycottforever21scflogosign.jpg, image/jpeg, 1972x1728

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


"Feed families"

by RP Monday, Apr. 27, 2009 at 2:25 PM

"Feed families&...
boycottforever21feedfamilies.jpg, image/jpeg, 2848x2134

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


This demonstration seemed even more passionate than the others

by RP Monday, Apr. 27, 2009 at 2:25 PM

This demonstration s...
boycottforever21estshotpassionate.jpg, image/jpeg, 2848x2134

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Boycott Forever 21!!

by RP Monday, Apr. 27, 2009 at 2:25 PM

Boycott Forever 21!!...
boycottforever21estfront.jpg, image/jpeg, 2848x2134

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Outreach to store customers

by RP Monday, Apr. 27, 2009 at 2:25 PM

Outreach to store cu...
boycottforever21outreachtostorecustomers.jpg, image/jpeg, 2848x2134

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 2 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE

Freenet/Sone comments box:

This is a comment system called babcom, which is a decentralized, anonymous, encrypted, troll-resistant, comment system that runs atop Freenet. These comments are not stored on this IMC server - they exist in the Freenet cloud, and you must be running Freenet and Sone to see the comments. Install Freenet and try it out.

Use Node:

⚙ Babcom is trying to load the comments ⚙

This textbox will disappear when the comments have been loaded.

If the box below shows an error-page, you need to install Freenet with the Sone-Plugin or set the node-path to your freenet node and click the Reload Comments button (or return).

If you see something like Invalid key: java.net.MalformedURLException: There is no @ in that URI! (Sone/search.html), you need to setup Sone and the Web of Trust

If you had Javascript enabled, you would see comments for this page instead of the Sone page of the sites author.

Note: To make a comment which isn’t a reply visible to others here, include the red link below somewhere in the comment text.

Add this link to the comment:

Local News

Protests at fig and Washington N24 11:09PM

REMEMBERING CARLOS BULOSAN N23 6:27AM

Pressure on Orange County District Attorney to Prosecute Minors Counsel N22 5:30PM

RE-VISITING CARLOS BULOSAN N22 1:08PM

Winter 2014 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! N20 11:12PM

#UCLADivest N19 1:46AM

Ferguson verdict Monday? N16 1:42PM

TV LEGEND BOB BARKER FUNDS ‘LION’S SHARE’ OF SUCCESSFUL MISSION TO SAVE CIRCUS ANIMALS IN N13 11:30AM

“Protest blackface”: Vegan protest turns racist as white vegans pose as “people of color” N11 3:59PM

Veterans Against Foreclosures Marches in San Fernando Veterans Day Parade N11 2:46PM

Disappeared Documentary in L.A N11 2:23PM

Los Angeles Questions Oversized LAPD Response to Million Mask March N07 1:57AM

Ghosts of Wall Street Occupy Hollywood Blvd Halloween Night N06 12:48PM

The "Cleaning Up" of Venice N02 5:16PM

Activists Hold Prayer Vigil for Lexi Dillon and Jonah Rief in Orange County O31 2:32PM

New ID Verification Feature on this Site O21 1:06AM

Sierra Club endorses activists for Water Board O20 2:02PM

INDY has been hijacked or sold? to commentators ? O17 9:58AM

Columbus Day Protest, Downtown L.A. O14 4:44PM

Demonstration in Los Angeles: In Solidarity with Kobani O11 12:23PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Heading for Possible Global War N27 4:17AM

Some LA Ferguson Protest Links N27 12:35AM

Anti-Israel vandalism on campus N26 10:52PM

Israeli Police State Ruthlessness N26 12:38PM

Rewarding Israel for High Crimes Against Peace N26 9:57AM

Unaccountable Israeli Settler Criminality N26 5:28AM

Israeli Ruthlessness 101 N26 2:09AM

Fascism in Ukraine N25 2:07PM

NATO's Dark Side N25 11:32AM

Video: Keystone PipeLIES Exposed, 18 min N25 6:30AM

Systemic Injustice in America N25 5:11AM

LA Protests Grand Jury Decision N24 9:40PM

Chris Dixon on Indymedia On Air N24 6:49PM

Hagel Sacking Suggests More War N24 1:56PM

Deadlocked Iran Nuclear Talks N24 10:20AM

Why Austerity Kills N24 6:47AM

NEW INTERVENTION BY FILIPINO WRITER IN FILIPINO N24 6:29AM

Albert Woodfox: 41 Years in Solitary Unjustly N24 2:54AM

Labor Solidarity Demands a “No” Vote on Israel Boycott N23 6:07PM

Palestinian resistance N23 4:00PM

Evidence of a new, unheralded, illegal, quasi 'Criminal Justice System' (CJS) forged by N23 1:20PM

Israel: Racist Pariah State Writ Large N23 11:43AM

Afghanistan: War Without End, Permanent US Occupation N23 6:53AM

Paraphysique des crimes contre l'humanité N23 4:45AM

Sham Bahraini Elections N23 2:57AM

Lavrov: West Wants Regime Change in Russia N22 12:07PM

Russia Bans GMOs N22 8:13AM

Biden in Ukraine N22 2:18AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2003 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