NEW REPORT EXPOSES GOVERNMENT SPY NETWORK USED AGAINST OCCUPY MOVEMENT (tags)
A recent report released detailed a government spy network that was employed to monitor the Occupy movement “hour-to-hour” during 2011.
Meeting for upcoming April 4, Dr. King Workshop. (tags)
Friday, March 8 meeting at 12 p.m. at Mercado La Paloma 3655 S. Grand Avenue 90007 to discuss upcoming April 4 Dr. King Workshop on labor and economics.
Los Angeles NYE Noise Demo (tags)
Call out for New Year's Eve Noise Demo outside Metropolitan Detention Center, Downtown LA
Los Angeles NYE Noise Demo (tags)
In response to the global call-out for New Years Eve's noise demos at prisons, jails, and detention centers around the world, we are calling all rebels and opponents of the Prison-Industrial Complex to convergence on the Metropolitan Detention Center in Downtown Los Angeles December 31st.
Ballona Wetlands Again in Jeopardy (tags)
Just 10 years after the the Ballona Wetlands were acquired and preserved (an endeavor that took decades), they are again under attack. The Annenberg Foundation, which has done impressive work elsewhere, plans to purchase the wetlands and develop part of it. A demonstration occurred on Thursday October 17.
"The Circus is in Town!" (more photos) (tags)
A six-day protest against Ringling Bros. begins at Staples Center.
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to close permanently (tags)
The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will close permanently, Southern California Edison announced today. The Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth and other environmental groups have opposed restarting the leaking plant.
May Day 2013 Los Angeles (tags)
Themes of Inclusion, Family Unity and Respect Carry the Day. Photo Set 5 of 5
May Day 2013 Los Angeles (tags)
Themes of Inclusion, Family Unity and Respect Carry the Day. Photo Set 4 of 5
May Day 2013 Los Angeles (tags)
Themes of Inclusion, Family Unity and Respect Carry the Day. Photo Set 3 of 5
Activists: Official Suppression of Peer Advocacy Worsens TB, Flu (tags)
Tuberculosis and influenza spreading in Southern California houseless blamed on official disruption of peer education in cough hygiene.Advocating for information that will allow shelter operators to contact persons who may have been exposed to infections.
Robert D. Skeels applauds Eric Garcetti's Efforts to Save The NVOC-Aviation Center (tags)
LAUSD Candidate Robert D. Skeels commends Los Angeles Mayor Candidate Eric Garcetti for standing up to Supt. John Deasy and Pres. Mónica García's cuts.
Opponents of Corrupt "Trade" Agreement Stage March, Rally July 7 (tags)
About 200 opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the so-called "trade" agreement that has been negotiated in secret between government and corporate representatives, marched on the Bayfront Hilton Hotel in San Diego July 7 during the most recent round of TPP talks. The march and rally finished a week of events protesting the secret negotiations of a corporate-welfare treaty under the guise of "free trade."
San Pedro: Science Center Endangered/Tongva Village Site Revitalization (tags)
Jacob Gutierrez, a Tongva, is trying to preserve two valuable Indigenous and environmental areas in San Pedro.
Police arrest copwatcher during checkpoint, Occupy Riverside responds (tags)
Friday, May 18, 2012
RIVERSIDE (California) - Police arrested a woman for observing a checkpoint Friday evening. The community responded in protest, occupying the area in front of Robert Presley Detention Center overnight, marching, and demanding the release of our comrade. The woman was released to the hospital at approximately eight o'clock Saturday morning, despite having suffered an epileptic seizure some nine hours earlier.
Sign the Petition for Trayvon Martin: Arrest the Killer George Zimmerman (tags)
The horror of racism in this backward country is again front and center with the 2/26/12 killing of an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin, in Florida, by an obviously criminally insane self-appointed vigilante, George Zimmerman, who has not yet been arrested for obvious murder, and the lack of notification of next of kin of Martin's death until his relatives filed a Missing Person Report. Please sign the petition to the district attorney, attorney general, police chief and Attorney General Eric Holder to have George Zimmerman arrested.
F29 - Breaking: Protest holding one intersection outside Walmart (tags)
8:30 am: Close to 60 people now occupy an intersection outside Walmart distribution center.
LAPD's High-Tech "War Room" (tags)
The LAPD is fighting crime from a high-tech war room that gives it eyes all over the city. The surveillance hub is now a model for police forces around the world and KCAL9 got an exclusive tour inside from Chief Charlie Beck.
Los Angeles participates in national day of action against war in Iran (tags)
Press Release for Monday Occupy Meeting with Wells Fargo Execs (3-5:30pm) (tags)
WHO: Occupy Activists in LA, Wells Fargo Executives, and Community Leaders WHAT: An unprecedented meeting between Bankers and Occupy Protesters WHEN: Monday, February 6, 2012 from 3pm-5pm; Press Conference at 5:30pm WHERE: Center of Nonprofit Management at California Endowment Building 1000 N. Alameda, L.A.
Occupy the Rose Parade (tags)
PASADENA (CA) - Occupy joined this year's New Year celebrations by marching at the end of the Rose Parade. As Rose Parade spectators dispersed, the Occupy movement held a rally outside Pasadena City Hall with speakers.
Post Event Wrap-up, 2nd Annual Sack Full of Dreams Time for Teens Gift Drive & Benefit (tags)
Post event report on the 2nd annual benefit concert and gift drive for teens organized by Sack Full of Dreams and Compassion Care Center, a Los Angeles County non-profit serving at-risk, homeless, and foster youth.
VIDEO - Occupy the Koch Brothers at DC convention center (tags)
The following videos are from the "Occupy the Koch brothers" action at the Washington DC convention center on November 4, 2011. Occupy everything!
Dispatch from Occupy DC "Occupy the Kochs" Action (tags)
Friday, November , 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Occupy DC, in support of Common Cause and other organizations, supported a "guerrilla drive-in" at the Washington DC convention center. We followed that with a militant action of our own, detaining Koch supporters for approximately to hours.
Labor Rallies in Support of Occupy San Diego Oct. 28 (tags)
Despite a pre-dawn police raid on both Occupy San Diego sites — the Civic Center Plaza near City Hall and the Children's Park across from the Convention Center — a rally sponsored by organized labor in support of the occupation went ahead as scheduled October 28. At this time, the occupiers are still there.
Occupy San Diego Draws Thousands Downtown Oct. 15 (tags)
Despite attacks by police wielding pepper spray and Mace, confiscation of their possession and a series of threats to evict them forcibly from the Civic Center Plaza, over 1,000 members and supporters of Occupy San Diego reclaimed their downtown space October 15. The day was busy, including three marches and two rallies as well as Occupy San Diego's usual open discussion about its goals.
July 23 Public Memorial for Geronimo Prat (tags)
A public memorial for former Black Panther Party leader Geronimo ji-Jaga Pratt will be held Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m. at the Agape International Spiritual Center, 5700 Buckingham Parkway, Culver City.
Halt the Militarization of Public Lands! (tags)
The Marine Corps wants to expand their base near Twentynine Palms into public lands that are currently used by families for recreational purposes. They are currently listening to public comments regarding the proposal. Let's fill their ears with opposition to war and militarism!
Russia's Foremost LGBT Leader in LA! (tags)
In a bid to promote the prominence of this May's Moscow Pride and thus hopefully forestall threatened repression by the authorities, Russia's foremost gay leader, Nikolai Alekseev, will tour seven U.S. cities February 26 thru March 6.
Korean Guitar Workers to Protest at Music Instruments Trade Show in Anaheim (tags)
Guitar workers who used to work for Cort Guitars are demanding justice. They are protesting at the NAMM trade show in Anaheim, Jan. 13 to 16.
Gay Buddhist Workshops in Eagle Rock and Hollywood (tags)
The Shambhala Center of LA presents three workshops on “Queer Dharma and the Way of the Warrior” at its Eagle Rock facility (963 Colorado Blvd., L.A., CA 90041) and the Village at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center 1625 Schrader Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028(323) 993-7400
Lawless Spying in America to Obstruct First Amendment Freedoms (tags)
Vets say: "Shut Down the War Machine!!" (tags)
On the 9th Anniversary of the Afghanistan War Join us at the Hollywood Military Recruitment Center to Hollywood Military Recruitment Center. Vets say: "Shut Down the War Machine!!"
PCORE /JFAV Community Forum on July 26, 2010 at the Silver Lake Medical Center (SLMC) (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the Association of Widows, Advocates and Relatives for Equality (AWARE) marks the 69th year of the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) Day, July 26, 1941 with a community forum. The commemorative event will be held on Monday , July 26, 2010 at the Silver Lake Medical Center ground floor at the Cafeteria at 1711 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 around 5;00 PM. The community forum will also discuss People’s CORE Smoke Free Apartment Project and issues about the veterans equity.
LAKERS WIN, LA FOLKS RIOTS (tags)
As the EPCC NEWS expected, the Los Angeles Lakers victory in the NBA championships ended with the Los Angeles Police Department officers clashes with rowdy fans. The EPCC said, "this is only a symptoms of the economic crisis and the people's anger on the stringent budget cuts, public services cut and higher rates that the government ( from the federal to the city) is imposing on the people of LA. Don't ever believe the official line that the Lakers victory is the sole cause of these disturbances." The EPCC NEWS noticed that the LAPD brought large numbers of officers into the Staples Center area hoping to avoid a repeat of last year's looting and violence. This was the magnet for violence. The mere presence of the police incites people to attack the LAPD.
Man Gets Arrested at gunpoint near Metropolitan Detenction Center May 6th, 2010 (tags)
Man Gets Arrested at gunpoint near Metropolitan Detenction Center May 6th, 2001
Julio Rodriguez Update (tags)
Update on one of the arrested.
Agency's 'edifice complex' siphoning millions of dollars from conservation in SG Valley (tags)
State's Rivers and Mountains Conservancy ignored its own grant guidelines in awarding itself and partners $3 million for construction of controversial $30 million San Gabriel River center. The agency plans two more interpretive centers in the same immediate area.
Paul Robeson play for L.A. 19-21 Feb (tags)
Award-Winning one-man play about African American Actor, singer and civil rights activist is playing in North Hollywood as part of Black History Month tour.
Mega Projects in LA- Gentrification Amidst Crisis and Poverty (tags)
While the US economy is in the doldrums, gentrification marches on in LA with five huge developments projects to open in early 2010. The five mega projects n downtown LA are the following: 1) The $ 900 million 54-story Convention Center Hotel at LA to open Feb 15. It has tower of 878 room at JW Marriot and 123 at Ritz –Carlton condos. It is located at LA Live campus where the Staples Center I located. 2) the $ 168 million University Gateway of USC 3) Beautiful Music Concerto in South park 3) the $125 M Medallion at Main and 4th Street and 5) the $ 145 M California Science Park I Exposition Park.
Steve Murphy Update - Support Needed! (tags)
Steve Needs Your Support!
Sit-in at Chancellor Yang's office to protest closure of Ventura Campus (tags)
November 3, 2009 SANTA BARBARA -- In response to a call from working class students attending UC Santa Barbara's Ventura campus, a group of protesters sat in at UCSB Chancellor Yang's office to demand that the university fulfill its obligation to students of the satellite location.
Protest ICBM launch (tags)
Protest the launch of at ICBM test Minuteman III from Vandenberg Air Force Base August 22nd at the Space and Missile Center ( Los Angeles AFB) a 483 N. Aviation Blvd El Segundo 1 pm and the a second portest at VAFB near Lompoc at 11:55 pm
No community support for $30M Discovery Center at EIR meeting (tags)
The Friends of the Whittier Narrows Natural Area is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the preservation of the Whittier Narrows Natural Area and neighboring lands as open space corridors. We promote and assist with restoration and educational uses of the Natural Area that are compatible with the conservation of plant and animal habitat and migration, historical resources, water quality, and public health and safety.
IWW Forum This Sunday! (tags)
Sunday, June 28 7:30 PM *IWW Forum:Organizing the Unorganized–Lessons of Community Organizing* Come join the Industrial Workers of the World for an Evening of Poetry and Conversation. Poet, playwright and journalist *Fernando Castro* will be sharing his work; along with a panel of labor and community activists who will discuss strategies and experiences for "organizing the unorganized". There will be a screening the Brave New Films short *Stop Starbucks*; and they will be celebrating the life and work of U. Utah Phillips by screening a brief documentary. Admission is Free. Sunday, June 28 7:30 PM Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 310.822.3006
Lakers Fans Victory Party in the Streets Gets Crazy (tags)
Summary of reports from the streets of last night’s Lakers victory celebrations:
Prop 8 Challenge Legal Team to Hold Press Conference Following Supreme Court Ruling (tags)
(Los Angeles, May 22, 2008) — The California Supreme Court has announced that it will rule Tuesday, May 26, 2009, on whether Proposition 8, passed by a slim majority of voters on November 4 and eliminating the right of same-sex couples to marry, was a valid amendment to the California Constitution.
Never Forever 21 Action: Round 3 4/25/09 (tags)
The South Central Farm is the people's land, given to us by Mayor Tom Bradley, in 1993 after the Los Angeles Uprising. The people built an inner-city paradise, the nation's largest urban farm. In 2006, Mayor Bradley's promise was broken: the Los Angeles City Council took the land away and gave it to a developer to build a mammoth shipping center for the sweatshop clothing manufacturer Forever 21. We're here today to tell Forever 21 that we won't work for sweatshops, that we are Farmers. We are the people: the Farm is our land!
Carwash Campaign Highlights Success of Community-Labor Teamwork (tags)
by James Parks, copied from the AFL-CIO Blog.
Contemporary Anarchist Activist Conference April 21st (tags)
Activists of the world! Please come join us for Lectures Discussion and Movies featuring top Anarchist thinkers/activists of the world. Featuring Keith McHenry (Founder of Food Not Bombs) and Derrick Jensen (Author Of Endgame)
San Diego Hosts Meeting on Same-Sex Marriage Equality (tags)
The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center hosted a town-hall meeting April 2 to discuss the future of marriage equality in the wake of the upcoming California Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in the state. Speakers included Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, other professionals and grass-roots activists like Fernando Lopez, whose group is organizing people to go talk to individuals one-on-one to make them aware of how Queer people suffer from not having access to civil marriage.
Tues 3/17: Movement to Stop Blackwater Like Training Center in Riverside Grows (tags)
A private company, the Procinctu Group, has received approval for a “Blackwater-like” warfare training facility in Homeland, CA dubbed “The Ranch,” including shooting ranges, driving tracks, and live-fire training. The site is situated next to an established church retreat in a residential agricultural area that the developers say will be perfect for training because it looks “like Afghanistan.”
FEB. 26 TOWNHALL MEETING IN LONG BEACH (tags)
More than 200 people attended the successful Town Hall meeting “Subsidizing Poverty” last Thursday, February 26, from 5:00 to 7:00 Pm at the CSULB Karl Anatol Center. The community event was sponsored by the long Beach Coalition for Good jobs and a Health Community, the CSULB College of Liberal Arts, The Progressive Student Alliance and other community organizations.
Celebration of the Achievements of Women as Peacemakers (tags)
Peace with Justice Center invites you to participate in an exciting gathering of Peace Activists during the week following the International Women’s Day for the celebration of the achievements of women as the peacemakers.
Justice for Annette García: Community responds to police murder of activist mother (tags)
RIVERSIDE, California - January 29, 2009 The Brown Berets of Aztlán led a march from the César Chávez Community Center at the Bobby Bonds Park to the Riverside Sheriff's Department, where they held a candlelight vigil and demonstration.
Local Residents to Protest Plans for Paramilitary Training Center in Riverside, CA (tags)
LOCAL RESIDENTS ASK: WHY WAS THIS PRIVATE PARAMILITARY FIRM APPROVED BY THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS? Protest Planned Against Procinctu Plans to Build Private Military Training Center on Tuesday, January 27 Residents Hopes to Halt Construction of "The Ranch" Inspired by Successful Battle Against Blackwater's Plans in San Diego County WHERE: Outside the Riverside County Administrative Center, at 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside CA WHEN: 8:30 to 9:30 AM, Tuesday January 27, 2009 Protest outside Riverside County Administrative Center 11:00 a.m: Protesters will move inside to express concerns to Riverside County Board of Supervisors general meeting during Oral Communication
Exploitation-free holiday shopping with LA's first Fair Trade Pop-Up Store (tags)
The Los Angeles Garment Worker Center has opened LA's first Fair Trade Pop-Up Store in the heart of downtown's garment district, making it possible to buy gifts for the holidays without exploiting workers.
California workers express concerns about Rite Aid management at shareholder meeting (tags)
On December 2, a representative from Lancaster, CA met with Rite Aid CEO Mary Sammons at a special shareholder meeting in New York City.
Filipino Veterans Commemorate 64th Year of the Leyte Landing at HPMC in LA (tags)
–Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) commemorated the 64th Year of the Leyte landing, October 20, 1944- the start of the Liberation of the Philippines with the proper rites at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) in Vermont and Fountain St in Los Angeles on Oct. 22, 2008. Scores of World War II veterans, community advocates and the Philippine Consul General Mary Jo Aragon, Vice Consul Daniel Espiritu, Errol Santos of HPMC and hospital personnel led the simple rites held at the HPMC auditorium. A Filipino mass was officiated by Fr. George Florendo to pay tribute to both living and departed veterans who fought in World War II in the Philippines.
THIS WEDNESDAY - Celtic New Year event at Cal State L.A. (tags)
"Lessons From A Silver Branch:" An examination of the endangered Celtic cultures, including spoken word, live music and free dance lesson. Happy Samhain, or Celtic New Year! ("Halloween" to the English)
Women's Transitional Living Center Emergency Fundraiser (tags)
Women who have been victims of domestic violence or human trafficking could be the latest victim's of the state's budget stalemate. The budget deadlock threatens a women's shelter that's giving them refuge.
After DNC/RNC, fight ICE and support immigrant rights struggle: a call to action (tags)
please read, forward widely, discuss with others, and ACT!
This Friday: Protest at ICE detention Centers (tags)
Where to protest ICE Raids: Location of detention centers in Southern California.
South Central Farmers Demand Ethics Investigation of Local Officials (tags)
Citing an apparent conflict of interest, the South Central Farmers are demanding that California's State Attorney General investigate the sale of the site of the South Central Farm by Los Angeles city officials to local developer Ralph Horowitz for a trucking center for women's clothing manufacturer and retailer Forever 21.
Call For Anarchist Solidarity Actions With Immigrants July 21st (tags)
Take Nationally-Coordinated Action To Show Solidarity And Fight ICE on July 21st! We have begun the attack by spraypainting an ICE van with many anti-Migra(ICE) slogans. May our spark spread into a wildfire.
Icons of Tibetan Enlightenment (tags)
LA Shambhala Center will present a three slide presentations on “The Iconography of Enlightenment”
Report Back From Tacoma Anti-ICE March (tags)
A synopsis from an anarchist
FAIR –PWC Press Conference Held April 26 for LA May 1 Mass Action (tags)
In response to nationally coordinated raids conducted by Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and the pressing problems of immigration by more than 12 million immigrants including 1.5 million Filipinos in the U,S, the Filipino Americans for Immigration Reform (FAIR) and the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) held a Press Conference at the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) on April 26, 2008 in preparation for the May 1 Rally Immigrant Workers Day March-Rally in downtown Los Angeles. The FAIR press conference JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS was well attended by different immigrant rights, youth, student,World War II veterans and community advocates. Some of the speakers in the press conference were Paolo Espiritu: FAIR convemor; Aquilina Soriano Versoza: PWC Executive Director; Arturo Garcia: JFAV and AJLPP deputy coordinator :Jollene Levid: Gabriela Network organizer; Tracy Lachica Buenavista: Assistant Professor Dept. of Asian American Studies, Cal State Northridge; Carmina Ocampo: UCLA Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Associatio; Anna Sterling: UCLA Samahang Pilipino at UCLA; Nimual A. Ornillo: USC Troy Philippines president; Joel Baustita: March 25th Coalition and MIWON.
Where to protest ICE Raids: Location of detention centers in So Cal. (tags)
Statewide there are about 4,000 people detained in California. Nationally the number of people currently detained is said to be 30,000.
Vigil to Honor 4,000 U.S. Troops Killed (tags)
This Thursday, will will be holding a vigil to honor the now 4,000 U.S. Soldiers who have been killed in this illegal and immoral war. This event will be part of our weekly counter-recruitment protest that takes place in front of the U.S. Military recruitment center in Santa Monica. Join us to send the message, NOT ONE MORE DEAD. BRING THEM HOME!
Roosevelt High Students Picket Recruitment Center In Boyle Hts. (tags)
BOYLE HIEGHTS, EAST LA, March 20, 2008 – Students from Roosevelt High marched from their school to a nearby military recruitment center today to demonstrate against the continuing war in Iraq and the predatory practices of military recruiters on their campus. The students staged a picket in front of the recruitment center. The protest was peaceful and there were no arrests.
March 19th - Protest at Hollywood recruitment center (tags)
Wednesday, March 19, 4pm 7080 Hollywood Blvd., LA (La Brea & Hollywood)
NEW YORK TO LA: THE FIGHT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION (tags)
NEW YORK TO LA: THE FIGHT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION Anti-Gentrification Events Throughout LA 3/3-3/9/08
Queer Marriage Advocates Launch "Decline to Sign" Drive (tags)
Faced with a well-funded campaign to permanently ban same-sex marriage in the California constitution, Queer and Queer-friendly Californians are joining forces to mount a volunteer campaign to keep marraige equality opponents from getting the signatures they need to get their initiative on the ballot at all.
FILIPINO VETERANS ALL SET TO MARK 62nd YEAR OF THE RESCISSION ACT IN LA (tags)
No Justice, No Peace! The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) veterans council composed of different Filipino World War II veterans groups held a meeting to prepare for the 62nd year of the Rescission Act on February 18, 2008. Prominent veteran leaders attended the council meeting last February 9. Among those who attended were Franco Arcebal of ACFV; Jack Vergara of Society of Guerillas and Scout Inc.(SGSI); Ramon Lladoc of Veterans Center of the Philippines; Eugene Mondok of United Filipino American veterans(UFAV); Peping Baclig and Nick Gadia of JFAV and Arturo Garcia of People’s CORE.
In Search of Green Resolutions: The Ride (tags)
Join C.I.C.L.E. and friends as we explore the Silver Lake and Los Feliz neighborhoods by bicycle in search of green and sustainable living ideas on our Urban Expeditions “Green Resolutions Ride”.
Infoshop Opening Soon in Santa Barbara (tags)
A collective in Santa Barbara is currently working to open an infoshop in the city. We hope by February to open our doors to the public.
Civil Disobedience, Demonstration at Recruiting Center Near Pasadena City College (tags)
“Not long after our arrival, a young man, interested in joining the military, tried to enter the building but was blocked by protesters."
Counter Recruitment Protest - Pasadena (tags)
Groups of students and neighborhood protesters shut down recruiting center for the day
2:00 pm Anti-police brutality rally at Parker Center going on now (tags)
1:50 pm Anti-police brutality rally at Parker Center going on now. March to Mac Arthur Park set to start at 2:00 pm. Caller estimates 200 people there now.
CALL YOUR REP. RE VOTE TRANS INCLUSIVE ENDA BILL (tags)
National Center for Transgender Equality, the West Hollywood Transgender Task Force, and many other LBGT organizations urge you to ask your Congressperson to vote YES on HR 2015 [Trans inclusive ENDA, and NO on HR 3685 [phony "ENDA' bill that excludes Trans folks].
Right Attitude and Right Conduct : A talk by His Eminence Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche (tags)
The Los Angeles Shambhala Meditation Center will present a public talk by Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche, known as a highly realized being in the Buddhist community, or a Tulku. The eminent lama will explore the question, “We are all trying to do the right thing, but how do we know what’s really right? “
Update on Crystal Lake, Angeles National Forest (tags)
Environmental Education Center nature trail foot bridge restoration was completed successfully. Photographs and a video are available at the link provided.
Ms Coco Peru's One Woman Show "Ugly Coco" (tags)
The world premiere of "Ugly Coco" on October 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20st, and 21st.
Oct 22 Stop Police Brutality Protest to March to MacArthur Park this Year (tags)
So that the victims of police violence against the peaceful demonstration on May Day of this year are not forgotten the October 22 march to stop police brutality will march to MacArthur Park this year.
HoMosaic 2007: LA's Only Queer Music Festival, Celebrates its 2nd Year (tags)
HoMosaic, LA's only queer music festival, is celebrating is 2nd year with an evening concert at the Dragonfly in Hollywood.
Stop Blackwater West Demo Oct. 6 & & (tags)
Encampment and Demonstration to Stop Blackwater West from building a training facility in San Diego County
L.A. Greens spearhead impeachment work, praise West Hollywood vote to impeach Bush/Cheney (tags)
Green Party 2006 Assembly candidate Peter Thottam, now executive director of the Los Angeles National Impeachment Center, praised the decision (July 16, 2007) - by the West Hollywood City Council to support the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
Video: Rep. Maxine Waters Inaugurates L.A. National Impeachment Center (tags)
Collaboration between passionate Greens and engaged Progressive Democrats -- Rep. Maxine Waters announced to all major media covering a press conference that, "Westside Greens, Progressive Democrats, Los Angeles Greens and the Santa Monica Democratic Club are to be lauded for this historic effort" in launching the Los Angeles National Impeachment Center (LANIC).
Los Angeles Moves to Forefront of National Impeachment Movement (tags)
Leaders of the Westside Greens, the Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Greens, and the Santa Monica Democratic Club have established the Impeachment Center to provide a facility for phonebanking, letterwriting, and the distribution of lawn signs, bumper stickers and a full range of impeachment action items and related literature.
white supremacists ratchet for leimert park rally (tags)
Sieg-heiling Skinheads and other white supremacists joined a Save Our State anti-immigration rally outside a day laborer center in Laguna Beach, Calif. (www.sandiego.indymedia.org)
salute the pilipino workers center for standing against miwon/lapd lies! (tags)
pilipino workers center, a miwon coalition member, rejects the official miwon position which co-signs lapd lies.
Confirmed---6 Day Laborers Kidnapped (tags)
Press Conference Re: 6 Day Laborers Kidnapped and Death of a Worker Leader
Our Voices Will Not Be Silenced! (tags)
Organizations including CARECEN, the MIWON network, LA Archdiocese Social Justice Committee, LA Federation of Labor, SEIU 1877, and the We Are America Coalition have announced a Procession and Vigil from Immanuel Presbyterian Church to MacArthur Park, on Thursday, May 17th at 5pm. Read on for Flyer and full info in Spanish and English.
MIWON still covering for LAPD mayday attack (tags)
MIWON march 'leaders' still backing lapd statements blaming activists for the designed police assault.
Local Opposition to Blackwater West Takes Fight Statewide (tags)
Opposition to Blackwater USA's Plans for New Private Military Base Near Potrero a Tiny Rural Town East of San Diego Heats Up... Local Democratic Club Joined by Their Congressman Takes Fight Statewide Announces They Will Submit Resolution to Stop ‘Blackwater West’at California Democratic Party State Convention This Weekend in San Diego Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA), Potrero Residents, Environmentalists, and Peace Activists to Speak Out in Support of Measure Outside SD Convention Center Saturday, April 28th at 8:30AM
As Opposition to 'Blackwater West' Grows, Author of Bestseller Blackwater Tours CA (tags)
As Local Residents and Their Congressman Move to Block Plans for ‘Blackwater West’ in California, Jeremy Scahill Author of NY Times Bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army Launches Book Tour Across State April 26th – May 5th
SpiritHouse Launches campaign to end the image war against African American women (tags)
On the tails of the hurtful words of Don Imus, the Our Name is Our Own Campaign™ will target the systemic level of this habitual branding, and how it sabotages the work of social justice and obscures the vision for our common dreams. This grassroots campaign will be unveiled by Ruby Sales -- acclaimed civil rights activist, social critic, public theologian and history maker -- at the Lucy Florence Cultural Center located in Los Angeles, at 11am this morning. See below for press release.
Student Demonstrators Close Army Recruitment Center in East LA (tags)
EAST LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2007 – Over 250 students from various high schools in the East LA area staged an anti-war action at an army recruiting center in East LA today.
March 19 Vigils and Protests in Los Angeles (tags)
Anti-War events around Los Angeles on this 4th anniversary.
CUCAPA: "RESIST TO EXIST"-"RESISTIR PARA EXISTIR" (tags)
3/24 : Film Debut "Resistir Para Existir" & Cucapa Solidarity Statement (CWLA)
Update on the Southwest Museum (report and photos) (tags)
Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition recently presented three alternative plans for preserving the facility as a complete museum with additional uses. The Autry National Center, which owns the property, wants to change its use to a cultural center and scale down the exhibition of the Southwest Museum Collection to just a fraction of space, with much of the collection relocated to a yet-to-be-built building in Griffith Park. Among the new features proposed by the Coalition are a scenic restaurant that is being likened to Castaways in Burbank, expanded parking, new space for exhibition of the collection, and a cultural and education center. Council person Huizar said he would oppose Autry’s plan to downsize the original museum.
audio de antiFox manifa / audio of protest against Fox (tags)
4 entrevistas y varios consignas de la manifestación contra el ex presidente Vicente Fox, frente el Music Center / 4 interviews and various chants from the protest against ex-president of Mexico Vicente Fox, in front of the Music Center.
L.A. Area Organizations Issue Declaration For Human Rights For Immigrants (tags)
Los Angeles, CA…..December 13, 2006 ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) led a coalition of 18 human rights, defense and religious organizations that have signed the "Declaration of Los Angeles," approved by the Los Angeles City Council today.
Immigration Wkshp & Hip Hop Show in Costa Mesa! (tags)
This event is being organized by and supporting the Tonantzin Collective, the same collective who has been confronting the racist, I.C.E. policies of the City of Costa Mesa. Please support this community sponsored, community driven event in efforts to raise awareness and information about immigration issues--reminding us that NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL, with funds raised from this event going towards a local community space:
12:20 pm - Protest at Long Beach army recruitment center on 6th & Pine now under way. (tags)
12:20 pm - Protest at Long Beach army recruitment center on 6th & Pine now under way. Heavy police deployment. Center appears to be closed.
1:55 pm: Protesters Blocking Doors to Pasadena Recruitment Center (tags)
1:55 pm - Protesters are blocking the doors to the Pasadena recruitment center on Colorado now. Caller reporters 6 people blocking the doors to the offices at this time.
Recruitment Center Closed for Peace (tags)
Thursday, Dec 7th 8 AM - 11:50 AM Signs & Presence for Peace on Colorado Blvd. 12 PM - 1 PM Student Rally on Pasadena City College Campus Meet at Sculpture Garden 12:45 PM Press Conference @ Armed Forces Recruitment Station 1 PM - 8 PM Support Members Engaging in Direct Action And Candlelight Vigil @ Recruitment Center
Unity against Laguna Beach minutemen (tags)
A few photos of what has become too usual at the Laguna Beach Day Labor Center.
LA Video the Vote Dispatch Center Report (tags)
Below please find a news release detailing incidents addressed by the Los Angeles Video the Vote Rapid Response Task Force today, Election Day, November 7, 2006.
Peace Group Shuts down Army Recruitment Center in Hollywood (tags)
LOS ANGELES, September 25, 2006 – A coalition of faith based groups succeeded in closing the army recruitment center in Hollywood today.
INTERFAITH COALITION SHUTS DOWN RECRUITMENT CENTER (tags)
WITNESS TO PEACE CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
Protest Iraq war in Hollywood Monday (tags)
Come to the Armed Forces Recuiting Center 10 AM Monday, Sept 25 Hollywood Blvd near La Brea
Hate Crime at Laguna Beach Day Labor Center (tags)
Two white men were held on suspicion of attempted murder and committing a hate crime Sunday at the Laguna Beach Day Labor Center.
International Day of Peace Sept. 21st Event (tags)
Peaceful Candlelight Vigil in Pasadena. Foothills Peace Coalition Invites you to join us for an evening of thoughtful expression in peace.
Pema Chödrön's The Places that Scare You: a videotape lecture (tags)
ema Chödrön's The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times A videotape series presented by Lynda Golan and Stanley Weiser at the Santa Monica Zen Center September 5 - October 10, 2006 September 5, 12, 19, October 3, 10 Tuesday 7:30pm Price: $10.00
Sr. Helen Prejean (of "Dead Man Walking") to Speak in Orange, Sept 30th (tags)
…from The Tidings (Archdiocese of Los Angeles) :
Alert 8:00 PM- Tony Blair Has Arrived in LA @ Getty Center Now (tags)
Alert 8:00 PM- Tony Blair Has Arrived in LA @ Getty Center Now
Laguna Beach: Minutemen drop their mask (tags)
Faced with the solidarity of day laborers and their supporters and a defeat in Laguna Beach, Minutemen and Save Our State joined forces Saturday and dropped their facade.
Mayor Villaraigosa supports Israeli bombing of Lebanon (tags)
At a pro-Israel rally organized by L.A.'s Simon Wiesenthal Center, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made clear his support for the Israeli bombings of Gaza and Lebanon (Photo: AFP/Hassan Ammar - What if this was your mother? A wounded Lebanese woman, covered in blood, is evacuated after surviving an Israeli air strike in Tyre, south Lebanon.)
Upcoming Events at the Venice Peace & Freedom Center (tags)
The Venice Peace and Freedom Center is up and running. It is a community center and the campaign headquarters for Jim Smith for Congress (Retire Jane Harman) and Karl Abrams for Assembly (Health Care and Housing for All).
Public Forum on the Southwest Museum (article and transcript) (tags)
On July 1st, The Southwest Museum closed. The Autry National Center, which owns it, claims the future of the museum is secure, while Friends of the Southwest Museum is concerned about the lack of a concrete plan and whether or not relocating parts of the museum to Griffith Park is necessarily the best scenario. The lack of a tangible plan as well as a claimed scarcity of public input has fueled suspicion by the Coalition as to the owner’s true motive.
Hope Springs . . . at the South Central Farm (tags)
Last month, the Trust for Public Land negotiated purchase option with developer Ralph Horowitz that depended on the City coming up with a $5M match for $6M raised by the South Central Farm. Five days ago, the City reneged on the deal. Friday, with three days left, the Farmers and their supporters, ever hopeful, demanded that Mayor Villaraigosa step up to support the Farm.
Need to CounterProtest this event TOMMORROW (tags)
PRO AMERICAN RALLY ON MAY 6TH
Frank Gehry and LA’s New Downtown (tags)
Photo by Frank Gehry Partners. The future of downtown Los Angeles? Billionaire real estate developers have unveiled a plan to "remake" downtown Los Angeles. Artist Mark Vallen gives us the details. Reprinted from Vallen's weblog: www.art-for-a-change.com/blog (Tuesday, April 25, 2006).
Protest vs. Protest: Immigration Shouting Match Forecast (tags)
Well, the day-laborer hiring center in the 1200 block of Flower Street in Burbank should be a pretty noisy place at around 8 a.m. this Saturday:
MAY DAY EMERGENCY ALLIES MEETING (tags)
MIWON would like to invite you to a MAY DAY EMERGENCY ALLIES MEETING next Weds., 5-7 pm at the UCLA Downtown Labor Center.
St. Patty's Day---PROTEST Racist Costa Mesa City Council and Jim Gilchrist! (tags)
PLEASE JOIN HUGE ST. PATRICK'S DAY PROTEST AT SKOSH MONAHAN'S IN COSTA MESA!
Protest The ICE Man! (tags)
Protest and Boycott Costa Mesa city council member who voted for Neo-Nazi on a citizens' committee, voted to close the Day Labor Center and who created the city's new ICE propose against immigrants.
California Transgender Leadership Summit (tags)
Ttransgender community members, families, and allies join together for this, the first of its kind, two-day event. This Summit provided a unique opportunity to strategize, connect with individuals from across the state and learn or improve important advocacy and activist skills in a variety of areas.
Southern California Anarchist Federation LA Youth Collective (tags)
1/31 6 PM -10 PM: Los Angeles State of Union Speech After Party!!! (tags)
(almost) everyone is invited to the state of the Union Speech After-Party with food, drinks, games and intelligent conversations.
SOS in Burbank (tags)
The xenophobic media darlings, Save Our State made their scheduled appearance in Burbank to protest the opening of a Day Labor/Temporary Worker Center adjacent to the new Home Depot.
SOS Coming to Burbank Saturday (1/21) (tags)
All pro-worker, pro-human rights activists are encouraged to come to the event on Saturday, January 21 to oppose the scape-goating, knee-jerk xenophobes Save Our State.
¡NO MAS! A Day of Anti-Minuteman Protest (tags)
On Saturday, counterprotestors, activists and day laborers, across Southern California coordinated efforts and shut down the Minutemen's attempt at a "secret" day of national anti-immigrant rallies.
Santa Monica Counter-protest: Don’t Teach Your Children Hate (tags)
Mobilizing overnight, the Santa Monica Chicana/o Community Shuts Down the Minutemen.
BTL:Cuban American Associates of Convicted Terrorist... (tags)
...Luis Posada-Carriles Arrested in Florida ~ Interview with Wayne Smith, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, conducted by Between the Lines' Denise Manzari
SUPPORT Day Laborers and SHUT DOWN Save Our State! (tags)
Actions in San Bernardino Saturday Dec. 3 and Glendale Saturday Dec. 10 to counterprotest SOS.
THURS. 11/17: Counter-Recruitment Bake Sale at the US Army Career Center (tags)
Peace activists dressed as Bush administration officials will hold a fake bake sale for the war in Iraq, bringing to life the bumper sticker saying, "It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.”
Sustainable Toy Drive Bike Ride (tags)
Say no to pollution, no to oil wars, no to hostile roadways and yes to families in need, yes to clean air, and yes to friendly sustainable transportation. .
Art Show "Demise of Democracy?" (tags)
From November 3rd through November 27th, 2005, sixty progressive artists working in a wide range of styles and mediums will be showing at, Demise of Democracy?, a group exhibit at California’s Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA.) The exhibition presents works that authentically question where Americans currently stand in relation to democracy in the United States.
Toy NOT Drive 11/12 (tags)
This Holiday season, Santa is bringing good cheer and presents sans the reindeer. How will he deliver toys to needy families? On a bicycle of course! And you can help -- join the Toy NOT Drive.
Racists to rally at Lake Forest Day Laborer Center tommorrow (tags)
Racists to rally at Lake Forest Day Laborer Center tommorrow.
CSULB Students Ripped off by Marketing Company (tags)
"Brailsford & Dunlavey is not a polling company, interested in providing an unbiased sampling. They are a facility planning company that profits from providing “market and financial analyses, architectural programming, business planning, referendum management, and other pre-implementation services” for moving the construction process to fruition. On their website, www.facilityplanners.com, Brailsford & Dunlavey states, “B&D equips clients with the data and tools needed to navigate confidently from dream to reality.” Ironically B&D has acted as a Public-Relations firm for building the Rec Center on CSULB. Neither B&D nor the Pollock administration have shown interest in providing an honest “feasibility Analysis” or a “Preliminary Assessment” like B&D claims on its website, after continually milking CSULB for more money."
Activists confront SOS in Laguna Beach (tags)
A description of events and the author's view thereof at the anti-day-labor protest in Laguna Beach.
Finish Off SOS on Saturday (tags)
Rally for Day Laborers, Against SOS this Saturday, September 24, 8:00 a.m.-noon 1765 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
New Orleans Families Coming to LA, Please Help (tags)
West Covina Peace Vigil note
K-Town 911 @ Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Sat, Sept 10 (tags)
speakers and political performers reflect on 911 and Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
No More Nukes! (tags)
Saturday August 6, 2005 (11:00 am -2:00 pm) 60th Anniversary Commemoration of the Nuclear Bombing of Hiroshima! Regional Southern California Protest Rally and Remembrance to be held at the Seal Beach Weapons Center
Seal Beach Anti-Nuke Rally: A National Day of Action! 8/6/05 (tags)
Laguna Beach II: SOS Shows Their True Colors (tags)
On Saturday in Laguna Beach, twenty-five Save Our State and neo-Nazis raised a display of U.S. and neo-Nazi flags while protesting day laborers. Fifty counter-protestors responded.
SOS-Nazi Alliance Exposed (tags)
Save Our State stood proud with swastika flag waving white supremacists at a rally yesterday in Laguna Beach. The group claims not to be racist, but nazi skinheads made up the majority of their contigency at the protest. Please bear that in mind as you read the article below. I will post pictures of the rally within the next few days.
SOS, a front group for the openly racist National Vanguard, to hold Laguna rally (tags)
Joe Turner, founder of Save Our State (SOS), a front group for the openly racist National Vanguard, plans to hold a rally at the day laborer center in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 30. Come to Laguna Beach and watch top leaders of SOS stand in solidarity against the "brown problem" with members of the National Vanguard, just like they did in Baldwin Park. Make sure you take plenty of photographs of the SOS rally, because many members of that group are linked to the National Vanguard , the Ku Klux Klan, and other white power groups. Below is picture taken in Baldwin Park last month showing Frank Jorge, a close friend of Turner, shouting into a bullhorn, while Robert Floyd, a National Vanguard member wearing a black shirt, stands guard "protecting the white race."
FRI. 7/15: Candlelight Vigil for Baby Suzie Lopez at Parker Center 4:30 - 7pm (tags)
WHAT: Candle light vigil for Susie Lopez and her father. LAPD Assistant Chief George Gascon will also be having a community meeting in the auditoriun at the same time. WHEN: Friday 15 from 4:30 to 7pm WHERE: In Front of LAPD's Parker Center 150 North Los Angeles St. (@ 1st Street), Downtown Los Angeles
SOS coming to Laguna Beach Art Festival (tags)
On Saturday, July 16th, S.O.S. members will be coming to Laguna Beach. Shall we greet them?
SOS to Protest at Local Arts Festival (tags)
The information below was taken from the SOS website. They have gone public with the protest details because infiltrators within SOS have already leaked the information.
MARK VALLEN - Self Help Graphics Finished? (tags)
Los Angeles artist, Mark Vallen, wrote and posted the following article on his weblog concerning the closing of LA's Self Help Graphics. You can read more of his posts, at: www.art-for-a-change.com/blog
Court Solidarity Needed for O22 Protestor in OC (tags)
Court solidarity requested-read below for more information
TransUnity: GENDER EXPLOSION (tags)
June 3rd - 5th Celebrate the Transgender Community in Los Angeles
Local Soldier Dies From Wounds Suffered in Iraq (tags)
Sgt. First Class Randy Duane Collins, 36, died Tuesday at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., according to a statement from the DOD.
Gov. Schwarzenegger at UC-Irvine May 31st (tags)
Protest Gov. Schwarzenegger "private" meeting not open to the public at the Bren Events Center on the UC-Irvine Campus
Update On GG Protest/Arrests (tags)
Update on the arrests of 5 students, one is still in jail. The bails range from 2K-5K. We need to fundraise for their fees, and alert all media, and organizations to their injustice.
Minute Men Target Laguna Beach Day Laborers (tags)
Show your solidarity with protestor arrested by Santa Ana Police on October 22nd! (tags)
The case, People of California v. Naui Huitzilopochtli, is currently scheduled to go to trial on the morning of Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-47, Central Justice Center, 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, California. As many people as possible are being encouraged to attend this trial.
Earth Day Comes Alive! Audubon Center at Debs Park (tags)
Earth Day Comes Alive! Audubon Center at Debs Park Saturday April 23, 2005 9:00am to 4:00pm 4700 North Griffin Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90031
Ashanti Alston at UC Riverside (tags)
Ashanti Alston to speak at UC Riverside
UC Riverside Gender Research Conference (tags)
UC Riverside Gender Research Conference ~Free to All, Free Food ~Activist Workshop ~Keynote: Dr. Sandra Harding, "Can Women Be Subjects of Knowledge?" ~Queer, Women's, Gender Research Presentations
FESTIVAL OF CHILDHOOD: Peace Through a Child's Eye (tags)
The Center for Non Violent Education and Parenting is holding its sixth annual Festival of Childhood (for all ages) featuring music, entertainment, arts & crafts and many other fun and creative activities for children and parents.
Iraq Week at the University of Southern California (tags)
Press release and schedule of events at USC Iraq's Week.
Santa Monica City College Students Protest Army Recruitment Center (tags)
Uploaded is a short video from the protest. (video with freaky colors, yeah.)
Genocide, Gender, Awareness, Action - Feb. 28 - Mar. 3 (tags)
Gender issues in genocide will also be discussed during this week of activities at UCLA
Transitioning Health Care (tags)
Town Hall Meeting on healthcare and coverage for transgender people
JOIN THE INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER FOR A SCREENING OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILM "OUTFOXED" (tags)
JOIN THE INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER FOR A SCREENING OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILM "OUTFOXED".
Rally Supporting King Drew Trauma Center (tags)
About THREE THOUSAND people turned out today at noon for a mid-day rally led by Rep. Maxine Waters at King/Drew supporting the King/Drew Trauma Center. Also in attendance were local politicians and dozens of community leaders and activists.
PROTEST IN HOLLYWOOD (tags)
November 6, 2004 Organized by the International Action Center, marchers gathering at Hollywood & Highland take the End the Occupation message down Hollywood Blvd.
Anti-Occupation Protest in Hollywood - Part 2 of 2 (tags)
About 1,500 people met at Hollywood and Highland and marched to the recruiting station at Sunset and LaBrea to protest the occupation of Iraq and the stolen election.
Anti-Occupation Protest in Hollywood - Part 1 of 2 (tags)
About 1,500 people met at Hollywood and Highland and marched to the recruiting station at Sunset and LaBrea to protest the occupation of Iraq and the stolen election.
TOMORROW! Cal State L.A. workshop: "Avoiding Dangerous Relationships" (tags)
Can you recognize the danger signs? Do you know how to get out?
Sue Coe at Overtones Gallery Opening (tags)
Photos from Saturday night October 23, 2004 opening for the art of Sue Coe at Overtones Gallery
"Join the Resistance: Fall in Love" Movie Screening in Santa Ana (tags)
Submedia TV (www.submediatv.com) has produced a 15 minute video inspired by the "L is for Love" chapter of Crimethinc's Days of War, Nights of Love.
Birth of A Nation Screening – Aborted (tags)
Los Angeles August 9th --- The screening of “Birth of a Nation”, considered by many more Ku Klux Klan recruitment film than 1915 silent movie classic was cancelled today. Activists groups including the Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People and the International Action Center persuaded Charlie Lustman, owner of the “Silent Movie Theater” on Fairfax Ave. to cancel rather than offend an outraged community.
Please Stop Moskowitz (tags)
Dear Friends, Your fax could not only kill two birds of injustice with one stone, it could birth two birds of justice in one nest: It could assist and empower exploited low-income neighborhoods in California.
Gwen Araujo Mistrial: Town Hall & Demonstration (tags)
the jury that heard the case against the murderers of Gwen Araujo, the young transgender women who was killed last year in Newark, California, were unable to agree on a verdict and the judge was forced to declare a mistrial.
Direct Action Training in Orange on Saturday (tags)
With various mobilizations going, this workshop will help those understand what direct action is and how to engage in it.
Watts Towers In Crisis (tags)
Open letter regarding the closing of the Watts Towers because of budgetary constraints. Employees lose jobs.
The FEMA "investigations" into the WTC collapses: Chapter Two - WTC 1 and WTC 2. (tags)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA released a series of "investigations" into the World Trade Center collapses. This is Chapter Two from the report. It "investigates" the collapses of World Trade Center One and World Trade Center Two. Comment has been added in red. Click on images for larger pictures.
Teacher/ Activist Cesar Cruz Fired For Placing Students and Parents Above Profit (tags)
International Activist, Poet, and Elementary Teacher Cesar Cruz was fired Monday at Downer Elementary School. The firing occured after an article was published that documented Cesar's organizing of a 70 mile march on Sacramento by students and parents to protest budget cuts at their 99% people of color school, as well as the presence of the nearby prison and oil refinery. (Un) Coincidentally, Cesar had also recently aided the community in their demands for a new school and site-based management. A call for action is occurring.
The liar and thief has landed - the protests have started (tags)
LOS ANGELES -- President George W. Bush will be in Los Angeles Wednesday
Tracking Bush in LA (tags)
The president is scheduled to land at the Los Angeles International Airport in Air Force One shortly before 1:00 p.m
BE THE MEDIA (tags)
Organizing is under way to create a new Indymedia Center in the Central Valley. Here are the details about the meetings that have been set up to organize this project.
“LA Auto Show” REALITY CHECK (tags)
Global Exchange, Bus Riders Union and Code Pink provide “LA Auto Show” REALITY CHECK Bilingual Audio from the Convention Center– Medea Benjamin, Anti-Corporate Chants and Bus Rider Union spokesperson
URGENT:Truckers Supporting Strikers Need Help (tags)
Support continued pickets at distribution centers. Don't let scab truckers get the upper hand; support striking truckers. Time is tight. Do it right now.
Anti-Vivisection Vigil 12/16/03 (tags)
What: Anti-Vivisection Vigil ~~Rain Does NOT Cancel!~~
Call to LA & OC Indigenous People... (tags)
Come join us tomorrow, more details below...
"No Thanks" Presentation in OC This Sunday (tags)
Please see below
"No Thanks" Presentation/Educational Forum 11/23/03 (tags)
Please see below.
I love Arnold Schwarzenegger ? (tags)
The media has skillfully focused on his father and away from all the real Nazi connections and said "Arnold can't help what his daddy did." But what they don't tell you about is that Arnold is a self proclaimed follower of Kurt Waldheim. Kurt Waldheim was a favorite of the United Nations and served as Secretary General from 1972 to1982. When Waldheim ran for the Presidency of Austria in 1986, Arnold was Waldheim’s biggest supporter and campaigned across Austria. He was even featured on campaign posters. During Waldheim’s campaign it emerged that he had been a wanted war criminal for atrocities he had commanded as an officer in the dreaded Nazi SS. Waldheim had written and approved posters and leaflets that read among many things, "enough of the Jewish war, kill the Jews, come over.”
RALLY @ VONS TOMORROW SAT OCT 18 - TO MARK 1 WEEK OF WORKERS STRIKE!! (tags)
LA Transgenders Remember Gwen, Other Tragedies & Triumps of 2002-2003 (tags)
As the October 3 one year anniversay of the brutal slaying of Bay Area Transgender teen Gwen Araujo is remembered, Los Angeles' large community can recall other tragedies, and triumphs of the past year.
Koos Art Center Reopens! (tags)
Koos Art Center Reopens
(RESUBMITTED) Finally a Little Truth in Advertisement! (tags)
Kudos to the Garment Worker Center and www.sweatshopwatch.org for providing that great billboard right across the street from Forever 21’s Beverly Center location. Billboard location: La Cienega and Beverly Blvd. Northeast corner.
Beach Contamination (tags)
Ills In California's Surf Spur Search For Rapid Bacterial Contamination Test
#1 Corporate Retailer's Nightmare (tags)
Garment Worker Center action Saturday August 3, at 3:00pm Location: Beverly Center For Info, see link Pictures from July 6th Santa Monica Place action.
#2 Corporate Retailer's Nightmare (tags)
Garment Worker Center action Saturday August 3, at 3:00pm Location: Beverly Center For Info, see link. Pictures from July 6th Santa Monica Place action.
#3 Corporate Retailer's Nightmare (tags)
Garment Worker Center action Saturday August 3, at 3:00pm. Location: Beverly Center For Info, see link. Pictures from July 6th Santa Monica Place action.
Not In Our Name Organizes Day of Mass Resistance (tags)
"Not In Our Name," the umbrella group under which all individuals, activists and political groups can unite against the massive world war called by the Bush government, held a conference to begin the organizing of a National Day of Mass Resistance against the war.
NOT IN OUR NAME Planning meeting Wendsday (tags)
Nion Metting to plan for OCT. 7th
Marijuana club faces property seizure (tags)
The Department of Justice ( news - web sites) is working to seize the real estate assets of a gay-run pot club in West Hollywood, Calif.
Pride Month Perspective: TRANS-UNITY 2002 AND OTHER SUCCESSES INSPIRE TR (tags)
In 2001-2002 the Los Angeles Transgender community achieved new visibility and successes, and overcame some adversity, which should inspire us for the year ahead.
PIC #2 FOREVER 21 BEVERLY CENTER WORKERS ACTION 5-25-02 (tags)
A member of the Lawyer's Guild (right) negotiates with Beverly Center security (center pair) as a protest participant (left) looks on. Note: Beverly Center security continues with "in your face" recording tactics. Go to Sweatshopwatch.org for more information.
PIC #4 FOREVER 21 GARMENT WORKERS ACTION 5-25-02 (tags)
A representative from the Lawyers Guild and Beverly Center security pose for a group photo as the demonstration wraps up. The L. G. Rep's straight forward approach in dealing with security personnel promoted cooperation. The men and women in the green fluorescent caps get many thanks for safeguarding activist's constitutional rights. Note: Constant recording by Beverly Center security equals low-grade intimidation. Go to www.Sweatshopwatch.org for event information.