imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Subscribe Calendar Publish RSS
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


View article without comments

Standing Rock Solidarity Action

by X 365057 Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at 9:59 PM

Community groups picket Safariland- a manufacturer of police weapons in Ontario, CA.

Standing Rock Solida...
carunnamed.jpg, image/jpeg, 4032x3024

On December, 9 2016 iDrum members, community members, unionist, and students converged on the Ontario facilities of Safariland to protest the company. Safariland manufactures a wide range of weapons that are sold to the police – these weapons having been used against water protectors at Standing Rock in North Dakota. The action had various goals- to stand in Solidarity with the water protectors in Standing Rock, to bring awareness to the community of Ontario that is a housing a manufacturing plant that is complicit in police brutality, and to bring a message to the company that their practices are unacceptable and require accountability.

Around 200 picketers arrived at five in the morning for the action. Around 6 as the sunrise began the action started with a praying circle where indigenous ancestors were honored and picketers were blessed. An altar was built and individuals paid their respects to their ancestors. After the praying circle an announcement was made as to what the next planned action was – to begin pickets of the parking lot entrances of Sarafiland. The group then divided in to two and started picketing with chants of “shame on Safariland,” “Water is life,” and “We can't eat oil, leave it in the soil.” Workers and staff began arriving for work at Safariland and had to choose whether or not to cross the community picket line – a picket line must always be respected especially during a strike or that person becomes a scab. Some workers decided not to cross the picket line with their cars so they parked on the street and walked over, but before they crossed the picket line they were informed as to why the action was happening. Some staff decided to cross the picket line with their cars.

The picket lines were held until 9am. Meanwhile Kelly, a Tongva sister and the brother Jag-War had musical performances. After the musical performances, a delegation was formed to deliver a demand letter to Safariland. However, Safariland locked out the delegation thus the group read the letter outside of the building using the people's microphone and proceeded to slid the letter under the door. The picketers stayed at the location until 10am and then slowly began to leave. Overall, the goal of the action was achieved. Various individuals passing by inquired about the action and they were given a flier and informed of the practices of Safariland. The workers of Safariland were also offered a different perspective of what the company they work for does. Unfortunately, Safariland was not open for dialogue so the group's grievances went unanswered; however, this is only one action of many to come. The community in Ontario has felt the effects of police brutality and this action was a very good exercise to express solidarity with those at Standing Rock that have been devastated by police violence.
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


unknown

by X 365057 Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at 9:59 PM

unknown...
unnamed.jpg, image/jpeg, 4032x3024

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

add your comments


Get a life

by The Inconvenient Truth idVer:a2cc7bf1c46ed974 Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 at 8:37 PM

Protesting Safariland for manufacturing police equipment is about as stupid as protesting Burger King because some of the same cops may fuel up on Whoppers before beating up protesters.

By the way, Warren Buffett thanks the pipeline protesters for doing his dirty work.
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Local News

Segregation in the City of Angels: A 1939 Map of Housing Inequality in L.A. A15 7:44PM

Justice Dept. seeking info, IDs on 1.3M visitors to protest website DisruptJ20.org A15 1:04PM

San Francisco Rally Protests Hate Crimes in Charlottesville A14 5:38PM

New Google algorithm restricts access to left-wing, progressive web sites A02 1:52PM

Tracking Twenty Years of Stockton Killings by Law Enforcement A02 1:27PM

Garcetti Cronyism - Why and How to Ignore Your LA Dog License A01 5:05PM

Nation's Worst Meltdown Was In LA J31 4:54PM

As RV towing resumes in LA, officials say program won't 'target homeless' J31 1:15PM

Class War on the Waterfront: Longshore Workers Under Attack J21 10:18AM

Limits to Growth Published Forty Years Ago J18 5:15AM

KPFK's Indy Media on Air Now on Wednesdays J25 9:13AM

Lessons From Portland’s Clashes With Fascists J13 7:36PM

Dr. Maryse Narcisse of Haiti Visits Southern California M20 5:55PM

May Day March in Riverside M02 10:35PM

Nuclear Shutdown News: April 2017 M02 4:38PM

Jewish “Defense” League: Nazis in Skull-caps A07 11:13AM

Nuke Shutdown News 3/17 A01 4:13PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Phone Privacy? S19 6:42AM

Paraphysique de l'orthopraxie S18 10:40PM

Reem’s Cafe Owner Has a First Amendment Problem S18 9:07PM

Evidence of USA Murderous Decadence &Threat to Civilization S18 5:46PM

The World at Risk under Trump S18 6:00AM

Fbi are human monsters S18 5:00AM

August 2017 Honduras coup update S17 10:50PM

Perpetrators of atrocities are employed by or associated with fbi S17 5:48PM

Mr. President ... S17 2:13PM

Nicaraguas fake Communist Gov. Forcing Canal on Southern Portion of Country No MoneyHealth S17 1:47PM

Allied Efforts in WW2@ Shortened Length of Time Nazi Party Terrorized Western Theater S17 1:36PM

Identity TRheft Rings Hurting all Classes Races and Types in USA Identity Sytems S17 1:26PM

Celebrate California Safe Schools S16 11:56PM

Revolutionary Internationalist Youth Founded S16 8:04AM

Dura lex, sed lex S16 4:22AM

Our sick government & populace S15 11:21PM

After the Hurricanes S15 6:44AM

La misarchie ou l'harmonie holiste S14 11:26PM

La lisarchie ou l'harmonie holiste S14 11:24PM

The Shortwave Report 09/15/17 Listen Globally! S14 5:09PM

Caribbean Bishops and Development Groups Urge Debt Relief for Irma-Struck Islands S14 9:26AM

Fbi is cyber criminal supreme S13 5:39PM

Fbi engages in crime spree authorized by fbi S13 4:23PM

IN National and International News Teavana is Putting over 300 Stores Out of Business S13 1:21PM

FEMA Knew the Dangers to Older Citizens during Major Disasters At least six people have S13 12:20PM

Mural of convicted terrorist gives rise to free-speech clash at California bakery S12 6:52PM

Fib atrocities in many places S12 5:23PM

Jewish Voice for peace attacks community members S12 7:15AM

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