We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Some of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
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

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

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org 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

View article without comments

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles

by johnk Saturday, Jun. 30, 2018 at 11:26 PM

Just some impressions and comments.

I went to the protest today. It was pretty good. MoveOn organized it along with some local progressive groups. This being LA, there wasn't *too* much patriotic "this is not what America is about."

Unfortunately, child separation, detention, imprisonment, and superexploitation of labor are very much what this country has been about, and continues to be. We need to change that, to align everyone more the the idea of Human Rights, and not try and pretend that the country is always normally open to immigrants.

These myths about this country - or any country - are perpetuated by politicians, schools, and the media, in the goal of creating unity. In the connected media age, these myths don't stand up to scrutiny, because they are not true.

It doesn't mean we have to be cynical, and try to perpetuate the horrors of the past, so we can have a similar future. That's what Trump wants. We can be idealistic. Many peoples' realities are far more complex and even more diverse than our collective national mythology. We can find something in there.

At the protest, I saw a lot of #abolishICE signs. Some of the speakers chastized one of the other speakers, Mayor Eric Garcetti, for collaborating with ICE. That was a surprise, that it was allowed. They made good points.

LA just accepted 425k to work with DHS.

Report this post as:

Girl Chalking Sidewalk

by johnk Monday, Jul. 02, 2018 at 7:58 PM

Girl Chalking Sidewa...
dscf7156.jpg, image/jpeg, 1200x900

This was at the OccupyICE encampment at the Families Belong Together march.

Report this post as:

Looking Up at Detainees 1

by johnk Monday, Jul. 02, 2018 at 8:05 PM

Looking Up at Detain...
dsc.jpg, image/jpeg, 900x1213

People gathered on the streets to try and communicate with immigration detainees.

Report this post as:

Looking Up at Detainees 2

by johnk Monday, Jul. 02, 2018 at 8:09 PM

Looking Up at Detain...
dscf7134.jpg, image/jpeg, 900x1684

People gathered on the streets to try and communicate with immigration detainees.

Report this post as:

Blanket Fabric Banner: No Human Being Is Illegal

by johnk Monday, Jul. 02, 2018 at 8:12 PM

Blanket Fabric Banne...
dscf7144.jpg, image/jpeg, 1200x971

This was a cool handmade banner.

Report this post as:

OccupyICE LA Encampment

by johnk Monday, Jul. 02, 2018 at 8:18 PM

OccupyICE LA Encampm...
dscf7159.jpg, image/jpeg, 900x1200

I thought this was an encampment of unhoused people, but it was the OccupyICE encampment.

Report this post as:

Lady in a Red Pilgrim Dress

by johnk Monday, Jul. 02, 2018 at 8:20 PM

Lady in a Red Pilgri...
dscf7182.jpg, image/jpeg, 900x1267

The costume was stunning.


Report this post as:

Signs Attached to the Freeway Rails

by johnk Monday, Jul. 02, 2018 at 8:31 PM

Signs Attached to th...
dscf7168.jpg, image/jpeg, 1200x655

Some signs were attached to the rail across from the OccupyICE LA encampment.

If anyone wishes to use these photos for editorial purposes on an ad-supported website, or otherwise for-profit news use, paypal per photo per website to johnk@riceball.com. Put your name and the website URLs or publication name in the comments. Terms are editorial use only, no royalty in perpetuity, attribution is "johnk/LA Indymedia", for each specified URL or publication. The event was Families Belong Together, on June 30, 2018, location was Downtown Los Angeles.

Editorial use means only in relation to a story about this specific event or protests related to the issue. Commercial use is completely prohibited, because there are no model clearances and no copyright clearances for any artwork. If you need higher resolution files, contact me.

Report this post as:

© 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