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The ABCs of Meaningless Economic Phrases (tags)
The most common myths start from the tax state that burdens the economy, the housework ordered by the state (save,save,save) to the Schwabian housewife prescribing the austerity creed. Politics must tend to every need of capital as a scared doe and therefore lower taxes.
San Jose city council elections finds criminal behavior acceptable for city leaders (tags)
another scandal brewing in San Jose city council elections
THE WHITE CITIZEN'S COUNCIL ... AKA KPFK AND FOLKS ON THE WESTSIDE (tags)
The White Citizen's Council was not the Klan, but only kinda not the Klan.
UCOLA student regrets anti-Israel words (tags)
"A University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) student whose angry outburst following the defeat of an anti-Israel vote went viral on the Internet has had a chance to educate herself better, she told The Algemeiner this week, after requesting an opportunity to express her change of heart. “I don’t believe Israel is evil,” Danielle Dimacali said. “In fact I think it’s a great progressive country that offers a lot of freedom for its citizens.” "One of the things she said she has learned about is antisemitism – “a negative perception of Jews that can be manifested physically or verbally toward Jewish individuals, property, religious facilities or their respective communities. Furthermore, I understand that antisemitism manifests itself with regard to the state of Israel. Criticism of Israel, demonizing Israel, blaming Israel for all inter-religious or political tensions, applying double standards towards Israel, or delegitimizing Israel are all forms of Jew-hatred. It is not only illegal but immoral to target a historically oppressed Jewish minority that has a collective right to self-determination and essential human rights.”
Eugene council OKs "Dusk to Dawn" pilot program for homeless people (tags)
In a temporary emergency measure, the Eugene city council is allowing homeless persons to camp "dusk to dawn" on city property until March 31, 2016. The strength of a society is measured in how it treats the weakest. LA, Portland and the rest of the US could learn from Eugene!
Berkeley Human Welfare Commission rejects BDS (tags)
"Divestment from the Israeli Occupation," the measure was defeated 5-2.
Security Council Veto Power (tags)
Pressure Gets Iceland to Backtrack (tags)
US Zionist Organizations Blast Muted UN Criticism of Israeli Violence (tags)
Iceland Boycotts Israel (tags)
Iran to Get Upgraded Russian S-300 Missiles (tags)
Haiti's Sham Electoral Process (tags)
Russia Challenges America's Orwellian National Endowment for Democracy (tags)
Irresponsibly Bashing Russia Veto Against Establishing Kangaroo MH17 Tribunal (tags)
ECB May Deny Greek Banks More Emergency Funding (tags)
Jewish Voice for Peace – “Jew Washing” the anti-Israel movement (tags)
Giving cover “As A Jew” to the political war on Israel.
UN Human Rights Council Denounces Israeli War Crimes (tags)
Despotic Saudi Regime Lobbies to Chair Human Rights Council (tags)
Obama to Recognize Palestinian Statehood? (tags)
US-Saudi Illegal Blockade Compounds Naked Aggression Against Yemen (tags)
Washington Blocks Security Council Action on Vital Yemeni Humanitarian Needs (tags)
US Council of Muslim Organizations statement on Armenian incident (tags)
Founding members of USCMO: American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed).
US-Sponsored Slow-Motion Genocide in Yemen (tags)
Russa Urges Ressolving Yemen's Conflict Diplomatically (tags)
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation has voted a no-confidence resolution on Chief George Tiger (tags)
- Muscogee (Creek) Nation tribal council member Thomas Yahola leads an emergency meeting of the National Council at which a vote of no-confidence on Chief George Tiger was taken in Okmulgee on Thursday evening.
Principal Chief Tiger of this Great Muscogee (Creek) Nation answers allocations (tags)
As Principal Chief of this Great Muscogee (Creek) Nation, I have always adhered to the unwavering principles and requirements in our Constitution
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation has voted a no-confidence resolution on Chief George Tiger (tags)
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation has voted a no-confidence resolution on Chief George Tiger as members of the tribe are launching a petition drive to oust the current Chief.
Principal Chief Tiger of this Great Muscogee (Creek) Nation answers allocations (tags)
My fellow Muscogee Citizens, I want to respond to you my position on recent actions taken by the National Council regarding my elected role as your Principal Chief
UCLA passes resolution condemning anti-Semitism (tags)
On Tuesday evening, UCLA’s student government’s legislative body unanimously passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism on campus.
American Flag Banned from UC Irvine (tags)
A resolution adopted Thursday by the legislative council of the campus' Associated Students calls for removing all flags from the common lobby area of student government offices.
Kiev Junta Ascendancy to Power Big Lies (tags)
Lavrov in New York (tags)
Racism at UCLA (tags)
ANALYSIS: Blatant act of anti-Semitism shocks UCLA community.
Sketchy Crusader Against Poor Brandishes Dildo at Council (tags)
John Webby of Webby Candies waved a sex toy around despite objection from Mayor Helene Schneider of Santa Barbara, ranting about the homeless. Investigation implicates his business in questionable practices possibly implicated in child slave labor.
Charles W Freeman Jr Says the US Has Not Cauterized MidEast Problems But Metastasized Them (tags)
US policy toward Israeli leadership can be compared to giving car keys to a drunk.
Putin's Message to Washington on Ukraine (tags)
Marupol Shelling: Kiev's Latest False Flag? (tags)
Councilman calls out jewish Voice for Peace for blind naked anti-Semitism (tags)
‘What You Saw Here Today Was Naked, Blind Antisemitism:’ NYC Councilman Slams Palestine Activists Who Disrupted Auschwitz Commemoration
December 2014 Honduras coup news update (tags)
This December 2014 in Honduras, a journalist murdered, a radio community journalist stabbed at, lots of evictions, etc...
Comments on Palestine's UN Failure (tags)
US Vetoes Palestinian Statehood Resolution (tags)
Paalestine: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (tags)
North Korea: Longstanding US Punching Bag (tags)
PLO Security Council Statehood Bid (tags)
Tempe City Council bans homeless??? (tags)
Tempe City Council bans homeless???
Vancou9ver Coluncil opposes Tesoro oil terminal (tags)
Close to 700 people attended a Vancouver City Council meeting Monday, and a majority of speakers urged councilors to fight an oil-handling facility at the Port of Vancouver.
Fire the Phoenix Police Officers on the "Brady List" (tags)
The Phoenix City Council should file the 250+ corrupt Phoenix Police Officers on the Brady List.
Right Sector Thugs Attack Odessa Activists (tags)
Van Nuys Nuys Neighborhood Council Continues to Support Residents (tags)
MORE THAN 500 SUPPORTERS URGE CITY TO FIND ALTERNATE SITE FOR FIRE STATION 39
Crushing defeat for BDS at San Diego State University (tags)
Bigoted #BDS resolution defeated at SDSU 16 no, 3 yes, 3 abstentions
One-Sided Human Rights Council Vote on Syria (tags)
CORNELIUS CASTORIADIS. THE HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION .pdf (tags)
RENT may not be Controlled in LA City soon...watch out ! (tags)
Rent Control may be diluted and rents increased if CC Parks get's his strange way. He often acts as a dissenter but this time [maybe again] it is AGAINST the Renters of his city of LA. Ex-police chief wants to gouge renters so they pay for landowners' expenses for earthquake prevention, that should already be paid thru yearly Rental Increases every single year, regardless of individual improvements made on apartments. UNIFY and LEARN MORE to not allow this proposal to City Council to gain any momentum. [and see other good article w/info here @ Indy that lists City Council members' contact info to immediately start ACTING IN ALL OUR city residents' behalf. NOW !
The Damn Fool in the White House (tags)
Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Supports Hundreds of Residents (tags)
CONCERNED VALLEY RESIDENTS CONTINUE TO SEEK ALTERNATE SITE FOR FIRESTATION 39
CITIZENS TO PICKET WEHO CITY COUNCIL (tags)
CITIZENS TO PICKET COUNCIL MEETING TO STOP WEST HOLLYWOOD FROM DEMOLISHING A NATIONAL HISTORIC BUILDING
Hamid Kahn: Discusses the LAPD SPYING SCANDAL and the LA Council's next move (tags)
The Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission (HRC) met on Thursday, October 10th at City Hall to vote on the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition’s demand to hold public hearings on the LAPD’s Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) program and Special Order 1.
UN Inspectors Gas Attack Report: A Manipulated Fraud (tags)
Iran's June Presidential Election (tags)
Local Fights Against Austerity Are Growing Across the U.S. (tags)
Between sequestration, with its damaging impact on workers and the entire economy, and the billions of dollars in cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other necessary social programs that President Obama is pushing, it is evident that the economic policies of both major parties are not intended to promote a recovery for working people. You cannot lift up a nation’s economy while slashing away at its consumers’ pocketbooks. In order to justify their defiance of this elementary law, both Republicans and Democrats start talking the language of “austerity,” that is the notion that economic policy must be guided by reducing budgetary deficits first and foremost, and that workers exclusively must be made to pay the cost.
Radical Campaign Promises and John Carlos' Visit to LA (tags)
Hear the campaign promises of a radical activist running for LA city council and hear John Carlos, '68 Olympic Athlete, talk about endorsing this activist
Olympian John Carlos Comes to L.A. City Council District 9 (tags)
A good speech about reality and why it's critical to continue the struggle despite challenges.
South Central Activist Runs for City Council; Tells Radical Life Story (tags)
Ron Gochez: Life Story of a City Council Candidate from South Central, High School Teacher, and Community Organizer born to an undocumented mother who fled civil war in El Salvador. 33 Minutes Audio/Photography
Philippines: Where does the FOI campaign go from here? (tags)
Today, we close our people’s campaign for the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill in the 15th Congress. We have, to the extent that our capacities and limited resources permitted, exhausted all avenues that we thought were open to us to get positive, decisive action from the leaders of the House of Representatives and from President Aquino no less.
Navi Pillay Targets Syria (tags)
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.
Western Sponsored Aleppo Mass Murder (tags)
Scrambling for Africa's Resources (tags)
Phoenix City Council member Sal DiCiccio - Phoney baloney Libertarian (tags)
Phoenix City Council member Sal DiCiccio likes to paint himself as a conservative Libertarian, but he isn't any more of a Libertarian then Hitler.
Odd Man Out (tags)
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith tries to justify a $42,000 raise for himself (tags)
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith tries to justify a $42,000 raise for himself. He thinks he deserves $80,000 for the part time job of being the Mesa Mayor.
Venice Beach Holocaust Denier runs for Venice Neighborhood Council (tags)
Homeless bashers maneuvering for position to further their anti-humanitarian agenda.
Immigrant Community Stand Up Against Checkpoints (tags)
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
ONTARIO, California - Members of the immigrant community in Ontario protested the lack of police compliance with a state law designed to reduce the number of cars impounded at checkpoints, where drivers are detained without any probable cause. About 60 people marched through the city, and then presented their demands to the city council.
United Voices of Pomona Demands Mayor's Resignation (tags)
Monday, October 15, 2012
POMONA - The community organization United Voices of Pomona continued its protest against the approved waste transfer station, and added to its demands the mayor's resignation. The Los Angeles district attorney filed charges filed against one of Mayor Rothman's donors, alleging that Alfredo Solis, the owner of Western Recycling, had laundered $15,000 in contributions to Rothman's 2008 mayoral campaign through acquaintances.1 This latest scandal propelled the United Voices to demand Rothman's resignation, declaring, "we don't want trash money running our city."
Chalking & the Disruption of Business as Usual in DTLA: (tags)
Chalking & the Disruption of Business as Usual in DTLA: It has never been about the sidewalk chalk on the sidewalks, that's a simplified interpretation of a more sinister picture.
War Without Mercy in Syria (tags)
Pomona City Council Chooses Trash Over Residents (tags)
Monday, July 16, 2012
POMONA, California - A city council meeting to decide the fate of a proposed waste transfer station in the city's impoverished east end became contentious as various factions interacted at a pre-meeting rally. After a long corporate presentation and an even longer public comment period, the council voted against the vast majority of the community to approve the project. Protest, including some shoving involving police, ensued.
Risking Global War (tags)
Venice Boardwalk Bathrooms yuk !! (tags)
Boardwalk Bathrooms -a shame for any city called Venice Having gone to Boardwalk this weekend, we were confronted with just how disgusting the bathrooms and their lack of availability actually is and has been for a while. It's Very UNSANITARY !
Friends of Syria Declare War on Assad (tags)
Recognition of UAE divorce in the United States (tags)
In 2005, the UAE enacted Federal Law No. 28 to govern matrimonial issues. The provisions of the Law apply to all emirates and cover rules over marriage, divorce, guardianship, maintenance and inheritance. This article addresses recognition by U.S Court of divorce decrees obtained in the UAE.
Letter to Silver Lake NC Opposing Colocation of Micheltorena (tags)
Open Letter to Silver Lake NC Regarding motion opposing Prop 39 Colocation of Micheltorena Street ES
Venice Boardwalk has cleaned out commercial vendors ! (tags)
Take a walk down the Venice Boardwalk and be surprised ! the re-sale cheap commercial merchandise is not long proliferating and crowding the area with hawkers and flea-market-junk being the main things there. Now all sorts of art and artists are the west-sidewalk displays. What a change !
Saudi Arabian State Terror (tags)
Urgent LA City Council Vote 12/6/11 (tags)
LA City Council to vote on Resolution calling for End Of Corporate Personhood 12/6/11.
Report Back: City Council Unanimously Supports “Turning Land into Cash” (tags)
Various people said that Jan Perry was using the ancient "divide and conquer" strategy and that she succeeded in dividing the community in and around 41st and Alameda. Both Perry and Eric Garcetti (District 13), who presided over the meeting, are planning to run for mayor. It seems unlikely that LA will have a decent mayor within our lifetimes, but a Mayor Perry or a Mayor Garcetti would be one more major injustice.
BREAKING: City Council Votes Unanimously Against South Central Farmers (tags)
LOS ANGELES - November 15, 2011 – The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to drop the 2.5 acre open space requirement for development at the former site of the South Central Farm
Editorial: Jan Perry's Latest Offensive Against the South Central Farm Land (41st & Alameda) (tags)
Tomorrow morning, October 15, City Council is scheduled to vote on Jan Perry's proposal that would release developer Ralph Horowitz of the 2.6-acre green space requirement and make it easier for him to sell the property. And so the future of the 14-acre plot of land, at 41st and Alameda is once again under dispute. Previously the site of the famous South Central Farm, once known as the largest urban farm in the country, if the not world, the land has become the most disputed plot of real-estate in the city. (At the time of its demolition circa 2006, there was a massive community mobilization to save it, and the goal of the farmers to reclaim the land has not died.)
When Goliath Wins: The Triumph of Redevelopment in Los Angeles (tags)
On Tuesday at 8:00 a.m., the South Central Farmers, their supporters, and the residents of the Central-Alameda neighborhood will confront the Los Angeles City Council in its chambers one more time to try to save the Farm and save the neighborhood. in the unlikely event they succeed, they might save the City.
Update - Riverside Occupy encampment broken broken up (tags)
This is an update of an earlier e-mail.
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.
Jan Perry's Attempt to Remove Green Space Requirement Gains Steam (tags)
After 90+ minutes of open discussion, City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee unanimously approved Councilwoman Jan Perry's proposal and made the announcement quickly and quietly. Perry was not present herself but filled the room with residents of the low-income housing project Pueblo Del Rio (who were bused in and treated to a free lunch) and employees of PIMA, the company which hopes to develop the entire property. The measure will now be reintroduced to the full City Council, probably in mid-November. The South Central Farm is calling on Angelinos to contact their City Council members (contact info. at the bottom of this article).
City Councilmen Garcetti & Rosendahl Express Support for Occupy LA (tags)
LOS ANGELES October 4, 2011 - Day 4 of the encampment at city hall ? Los Angeles City Councilmen Eric Garcetti and Bill Rosendahl visited the encampment today and expressed their support for Occupy LA. They announced to the crowd gathered around them that they plan to introduce a resolution to the city council tomorrow declaring the council's support for Occupy LA.
The Irvine 11: Guilty of Being Muslims in America (tags)
Fullerton City Council Votes to Develop Coyote Hills (tags)
Fullerton City Council votes (under fear of lawsuit by Chevron?) to allow Chevron to develop West Coyote Hills with more suburban sprawl. However, the last bit of ecosystem in northern Orange County can still be saved, Friends of Coyote Hills have a referendum to oppose the city council vote and needs your signature!
Venice Boardwalk ordinance draft looks like it's going to fail it's duties (tags)
Venice Boardwalk has been a big loss to the City- how it is seen by Los Angeles' tourist crowds, and to LA's own image as an artistic or art-supportive environment. Commercial vending of cheap re-sale-mdse. bought at any local wholesaler while using City sidewalk free spaces ruins any art scene. City Council doing a draft that looks bad so far.
Farmers Fighting for South Central Again (tags)
The Farmers defend the last vestige of the Farm against City and development. Join them Thursday morning, 8:00 a.m., at the Port of Los Angeles Administration Building, 425 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro, CA 90731
Santa Barbara's War on the Poor: Report from the Front (tags)
Activist/ rights advocate crusades against "obstructionism" and Republican chicanery as Santa Barbara City attempt to disrupt County's South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee.
Fullerton-7/12; Council Re-Vote on Chevron Development (tags)
Coyote Hills is the last remaining wilderness region between La Habra and Fullerton in the surrounding suburban sprawl of northern Orange County is threatened with development. Please visit Fullerton City Council and speak up for saving the last few open spaces before they are forever lost to development!
Pakistani Islamic Divorce in U.S. Courts (tags)
Pakistani men residing in the U.S. travel to their homeland to get divorce decrees from Pakistan. They return back to the United States and seek recognition and enforcement of the Pakistani Islamic divorce decree in a state court. This article deals with the issues related to Pakistani Islamic divorce in U.S. courts.
Controversy Comes to Villa Park (tags)
Protesters demonstrate against Anti-Muslim statements made by Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly.
Military actions against Libya/Libyan resistance must rely on own strength (tags)
By applauding the Western military actions against Libya, the Libyan resistance doesn't rely on their own strength, but will be bound to either a Western occupation, or a far going Western influence, when Gaddafi is defeated
Assemblymember Atkins Warns Queer Democrats on State Budget Cuts (tags)
California State Assemblymember Toni Atkins spoke to the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club February 24 and warned of two approaching deadlines coming up in the state legislature's budget deliberations: March 6, the ending of the special budget session called by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; and March 10, the last day the legislature can vote to call a special election to extend the current state sales tax rates and vehicle licensing fees so that current Governor Jerry Brown's budget, which calls for $12.5 billion in spending cuts, can be enacted. Without that — and so far the Republican minority in the legislature has held firm to block any vote on the tax issue, which requires support from 2/3 of both houses of the legislature even to make it to the ballot — Brown and the Democratic majority will have to make $12.5 billion more in spending cuts, which will virtually end California state spending on health and welfare and eviscerate the state's already underfunded education system.
Press Conference: LAPD Christmas Checkpoints/Neighborhood Council Resolution (tags)
PRESS CONFERENCE: Neighborhood Council and Southern California Immigration Coalition to denounce the Los Angeles Police Department and Mayor Villaraigosa for stealing cars from Immigrants; especially during Christmas
Get Out the Vote for Stephen Whitburn! (tags)
Openly Gay County Supervisor candidate Stephen Whitburn made an impassioned plea for help in the last five days before the election at the October 28 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, of which he used to be president. Whitburn talked about the barrage of nasty hit-mail pieces Republican campaign groups are sending out against him at the last minute but also said that's an indication that they don't have a grass-roots campaign. Whitburn is seeking to become the first Democrat to serve on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 16 years.
VENICE BOARDWALK OCEAN FRONT WALK Task Force Meeting 10/6/10 (tags)
this 1x/month meeting facilitated by LA City Council is a place for sharing information...or contentious arguments..
Endorse: Labor Activists Condemn FBI Repression (tags)
Like Dr. King before us, we will not be silenced.
LA People's Campaign Kick-off Sat 8-7-0 (tags)
Kick-off Campaign to run working-class candidates for public office in LA.
LA Housing and Community Activists Protest Eric Garcetti (tags)
June 17th march and protest about the LA rent freeze.
Complete Interview Transcript with Richard Falk from May 31st 2010 (tags)
DB "The Israelis say that these commandos who they say were armed with hand guns and paint guns were only defending themselves from armed and dangerous attacks by people on the boat. Your response to that? RF: There are two lines of response, and this is an area where the facts are contested and difficult to disentangle at this stage. The witnesses on the boats themselves, particularly the Turkish boats where most of the violence took place, claim that the commandos landed shooting, and that it was only after the initiation of that violence that there was some attempt at defense on the basis of very contrived and primitive weapons, as opposed to the kind of weaponry that the Israeli commandos were carrying. Beyond that, it’s fairly clear if unlawful attack of a vessel on the high seas is occurring, the passengers on that ship have some sort of right to self defense. So that’s one aspect of it. The second aspect is that even if there was some kind of defensive violence on the ship, that’s no excuse for an unprovoked attack carried out in this manner. If Israel didn’t want the ships to go to Gaza, they could have diverted them, and if they did what the other boats did in the Freedom Flotilla, except for the larger Turkish one, it seems pretty clear that this was a deliberate attack designed, I suppose, to punish the effort to carry out this humanitarian mission, which would obviously have disclosed the brutality of the blockade of the Gaza Strip, which has gone on now for almost three years. The Israeli arguments are not really seriously plausible. Given the overall circumstances it’s very difficult to give them any kind of serious credibility, and this seems to me to be as clear a violation of international humanitarian law, international law of the seas, and international criminal law, as we’re likely to see in the early part of the twenty-first century." RF
BRAZILIAN GLOBO TV SACRIFICES JOURNALISM TO SAVE OUTLAW STATE (tags)
Brazilians want more journalism and less Israeli propaganda.
Keep Venice Streets Free for All (tags)
Prevent Venice parking permit and vehicle height restrictions proposed implementation on public streets. Keep Venice free for all members of our community. Current settlement of anti-homeless group does not represent the majority of Venice. Venice is love. Love is free. Keep Venice Free.
Los Angeles Right to Housing Collective Fights for Tenant Rights (tags)
City Council made tenants wait over five hours before declining to vote on a moratorium against rent increases.When tenants voiced their anger, frustration and disappointment by chanting loudly in Council Chambers, Acting President Dennis Zine ordered Los Angeles Police Department to remove tenants from council. About 30 LAPD officers began roughly forcing tenants out of Council chambers.
BREAKING: (3:25pm 5/21/10) Protesters halt LA City Council proceedings (tags)
Protesters forced the LA City Council into recess for about 15 minutes. Councilman Zine ordered the police to clear the chamber. Then the live feed was cut.
City Council to Look At Weak Moratorium to Prevent Rent Increase (tags)
It's good something was decided, but the moratorium will not cover much LA rental housing.
Queer Democrats Oppose Strong-Mayor Proposition (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club overwhelmingly opposed continuing San Diego's experiment with strong-mayor government. At their April 22 meeting they voted to oppose Proposition D on the June 8 ballot, which would make strong-mayor permanent, add a ninth seat to the City Councll and raise the threshold to override a mayoral veto of a Council action from a simple majority to two-thirds. City Councilmember Donna Frye led the debate against strong-mayor; having served under both strong-mayor and San Diego's previous city-manager system, she said it's been harder for her as a Councilmember to hold the mayor accountable and get information she needs to make responsible decisions, to the point where she's had to sue the city, or threaten to, to get needed data from the mayor's office.
Find your own NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (tags)
The short arms of the LA City Council are the 90 local Neighborhood Councils. Here are 2 on the westside. Find your own and get involved in any way you want. Now.
Over 50 Attend Whitburn Fundraiser in Hillcrest March 28 (tags)
Stephen Whitburn, openly Gay candidate for the Fourth Supervisorial District in San Diego County, held a fundraiser for his campaign Sunday, March 28 at the Bamboo Lounge in Hillcrest. Despite vicious attacks from supposedly “progressive” media outlets in both the straight and Queer communities, the event was a success, drawing more than 50 people who roared their support for Whitburn's opposition to the proposed Merriam Mountains development — a plan to blast off the tops of mountains to build houses on them — and the practice of Supervisors to accept gifts from individuals, organizations and corporations who directly benefit from the Board's decisions.
WANTED FOR MURDER OF A TRANSGENDER WOMAN (tags)
The Los Angeles City Council has offered a $50,000 reward for the suspect’s arrest and conviction.
Berkeley public housing residents demand resignations (tags)
Berkeley's Public Housing Residents Say "Hell No" To The Privatization Of Their Housing & Demand Resignation Of Housing Director!
Ben Carnes on the film "Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier" (tags)
In advance of his appearance this week at an L.A. screening of "Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier," Ben Carnes of the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee discussed that film, Leonard Peltier, and a variety of other Native American issues.
Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Costa Mesa Mayor Goes to Trial on Wednesday (tags)
A federal civil rights lawsuit filed in March 2006 by an Orange County immigrant rights activist accusing Costa Mesa Mayor Alan Mansoor of violating his constitutional right to free speech is scheduled to go on trial on the morning of Wednesday, December 2nd at 8:30 a.m. in Santa Ana.
The Pharaoh's Den has been temporarily closed down. (tags)
Settlement Puts an End to Controversial Elephant Hill Development in Los Angeles (tags)
Settlement between City of LA and Monterey Hills Investors LLC puts an end to the controversial residential development of 24 luxury homes on Elephant Hill in the community of El Sereno in Los Angeles.
Queer Democrats Endorse Alvarez, Wayne for City Council (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club took two different tacks in its endorsements in City Council races at its regular meeting October 22. In District 6 they endorsed veteran politician Howard Wayne over Steve Hadley, chief of staff to incumbent Councilmember Donna Frye. In District 8 they endorsed the grass-roots Latino candidate, David Alvarez, over two better connected candidates from established local Latino political families: Felipe Hueso, older brother of incumbent Councilmember Ben Hueso; and Nick Inzunza, uncle of former Councilmember Ralph Inzunza.
URGENT to KPFK Members (tags)
Election in jeopardy! Ballots not sent. See this to get yours--BY TOMORROW!
prediction for 2010 (tags)
Long Beach Colation Sues City of Long Beach (tags)
On Friday, August 21, the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community filed suit against the City of Long Beach claiming the development of the 125-room Hotel Sierra at the Pike needs a new Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to assess the possible impact the hotel development will have on the environment and local communities. “A few weeks ago, we spoke to City Council about this project with regard to the environmental, social, and economic impacts on our community. In response, a majority of the Council voted to postpone the vote to provide an opportunity for the community to voice its support for responsible development,” said CSULB Sociology Professor Gary Hytrek and Coalition Steering Committee Member.
Clueless at City Hall: Foreclosures and Tenants (tags)
Ordinances designed to protect tenants when a house enters foreclosure can have ramifications for the property owner, neighbors and taxpayer.
Long Beach City Council postpones vote on Pike Hotel (tags)
Another victory for Hotel workers and Coalition in South Bay! Led by dozens of members of the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community (LBC) who were in the crowd, with their concerns on whether the hotel would provide decent wages for its employees, they told the council to work for workers interests. Urged on by a crowd of hotel worker's-rights supporters, the City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1 to continue for one week a vote that would move a proposed hotel at the Pike one step closer to approval.
Hold the MSG: It’s Not Risk-Free (tags)
MSG is a secret saboteur of health; the food industry tricks consumers into buying products with free glutamic acid (or MSG) by listing it under any one of 43 innocent-sounding names, such as natural flavoring, seasonings, yeast extract, spices, pectin or citric acid.
Despite police abuse, mobile home park community pursues redress (tags)
In response to an explosive-ridden seige of their community, residents of the Woodlawn Mobile Home Park attended the Pomona City Council meeting on Monday, June 15. During the public comment period, one by one, approximately thirty residents, representing adults, the elderly, and children, explained what happened to them. Some became so emotionally overwhelmed that they were unable to continue.
Celebrating Philippine Independence Day (tags)
The Philippine flag acquires added prominence these days on the occasion of the observance of the Declacration of Philippine Independence.
Milwaukee Common Council Approves Near South Side Area Plan (tags)
Development plan considered discriminatory towards new immigrants, low-income residents, and Latino businesses along the Historic Mitchell, W. National and W. Lincoln Ave. corridors
More Highland Park Community Garden (tags)
Grand Opening of Milagro Allegro Community Garden in Highland Park Long-Vacant Yard Transformed into Urban Farm, Art and Education Center HIGHLAND PARK (Los Angeles)-
Next the Venice NIMBYs Vote to Exterminate Homeless People? (tags)
Big Election in Venice is Biggest Fiasco!
Clean Money: Better Elections (tags)
Clean money means accountability to voters, not special interests. It gives the ordinary citizen access to candidates. It levels the playing field and increases voter participation.
Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign (tags)
Below is the introduction, ten point program, and partial list of endorsers for the Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign
Local activists oppose police, minuteman harassment of day laborers (pictures) (tags)
Here are some pictures of the activists--and the Minutemen--addressing the city council.
Juan Santos: Im Memorium (tags)
To Walk in Beauty More than just a Dream: The South Central Farm is Everywhere The Declaration of the Leadership Council of the South Central Farm Movement The Spirit cannot be uprooted. That’s the most fundamental truth of the matter. It was heart breaking to have the Farm stolen from us, to be driven away from it by a small army of police like chattel slaves being driven to the slave ships; to have to re-live what our ancestors faced, what indigenous peoples have always faced at the hands of this system. But we know that it is not the tragedies of our lives, but, rather, the choices we make in response to them, that have to power to shape who and what we become, and that shape what we are able to realize in our futures. No one but each of us, individually and collectively, has that power, it is not the tragedies and oppressions that are scripted into the system that are decisive, but the choices we make about our lives as we encounter them that ultimately decide the matter.
L A CITY COUNCIL TO SEIZE PUBLIC CABLE CHANNELS (tags)
The LA City Council is threatening to seize and shutdown the community access channels in Los Angeles
Obama Mania (tags)
A reality check.
Vote Green! Piera-Avila for Council (tags)
For 3 decades, LINDA PIERA-AVILA has been a passionate environmental, social justice, electoral reform and peace activist. Now she is putting herself on the line and running for Santa Monica City Council to put the public back into public service!
San Diego Queer Democrats Endorse Beach Booze Ban (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club voted September 25 to endorse Proposition 4 on the November 4 ballot in the city of San Diego, which would make the temporary ban on alcohol consumption at city beaches permanent. Opponents have argued that the ban is an attack on individual freedom, but the club rejected that argument and instead supported beach-area residents who say the ban has improved their quality of life.
Progressive San Diego Council Candidate Takes On Developer (tags)
Progressive San Diego City Council candidate Stephen Whitburn held a press conference September 7 to protest a new development proposal for the Hillcrest area that would erect two high-rise towers in a small-scale, intimate neighborhood, adding to traffic congestion and destroying the community's atmosphere. Developer Bruce Lightenberger, also interviewed, said he couldn't care less; he claims that as long as it meets existing zoning, he has an absolute right to build his project and neither the city nor the community can stop him.
Minutemen, off-duty cops disrupt community forum on checkpoints (tags)
Community members met to express themselves on the topic of police "DUI" checkpoints, which really target immigrants. Minutemen and police hecklers disrupted the meeting.
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.
Queer Democrats Endorse Aguirre for San Diego City Attorney (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, which had endorsed moderate Democrat Scott Peters over progressive incumbent Mike Aguirre for city attorney in the primary campaign, reversed itself and voted to endorse Aguirre over Republican Jan Goldsmith at its June 26 meeting — but not before an intense debate in which the club president threatened to eject two members to keep the meeting orderly.
San Diego Earth Day Hosts Local Candidates (tags)
Though poorly attended, the candidates' debates at San Diego's Earth Day in Balboa Park April 20 offered useful insights into how the aspirants for mayor, third district city councilmember and city attorney might use their jobs to help protect the city's environment — or not.
HOLY MOSES, BATMAN, THERE GOES THE AMERICAN PIE! (tags)
Yesterday, April 9, 2008, thirteen (13) City Council members voted to amend LAMC 42.15 that regulates Venice Boardwalk. Noticeably missing from the text of the new ordinance were the words "FREE SPEECH ZONE". What does that mean to US?
ALL OUT: March 15 Mass Protest in LA (tags)
Join Thousands to Protest the War on its 5th Anniversary - Stop the War NOW!
Cuba: Freedom, Dignity and Solidarity (tags)
Cuba: Freedom, Dignity and Solidarity
Fidel Castro: What I wrote on Tuesday 19 (tags)
That Tuesday, there was no fresh international news. My modest message to the people of Monday, February 18 had no problem being widely circulated. I began to receive news from 11:00 a.m. The previous night I slept like never before. My conscience was at rest and I had promised myself a vacation. The days of tension, with the proximity of February 24, left me exhausted...
Why the leniency for pedophiles in Israel? (tags)
According to data disclosed at this week's Beersheba Conference on Child Welfare, some 2,500 complaints are filed annually in Israel regarding sexual assaults against minors under 14. Dr. Yitzhak Kadman, executive director of the National Council for the Child, paints a darker picture yet, estimating that over the past several years no fewer than 100,000 of this country's children have suffered some degree of sexual molestation.
Property Owners protest Eminent Domain - To Burn City Eviction Notices (tags)
Property Owners protest Eminent Domain - To Burn City Eviction Notices Baldwin Park, CA – While city council members publicly claimed for weeks that there were no immediate plans to seize over 500 homes and businesses by eminent domain to benefit the wealthy and politically connected Bisno Development Company, over the Christmas Holiday over 100 of the 500 threatened property owners received notices from the city informing them that they stand to lose their homes and jobs by eminent domain. The city has also been criticized for sending English only letters to Spanish speaking property owners.
Peter Camejo & Nativo Lopez Support Donna Warren & John Wegner for KPFK Board (tags)
It is regretable that some Greens have attempted to bring internal Green Party conflicts into the KPFK election. It is unfortunate enough that our party has such problems, without having Green Party members bringing our internal disputes into an election as important as the election to the KPFK board.
VOTE FOR WARREN AND WENGER FOR KPFK BOARD (tags)
Supporters of Donna Warren and John Wenger for KPFK Board Reply to Swiftboating Attack on their Candidacies
BALDWIN PARK HOMEOWNERS TO PROTEST STEALTH OUTREACH EFFORTS TO GAIN SUPPORT FROM LOCAL COM (tags)
Home and Business Owners to protest at wine tasting event hosted by Century City based Bisno Development. Residents are concerned by the public comments made by Councilwoman Marlen Garcia who stated at the Council meeting of September 19, 2007, that anyone who was not in agreement could “go to TJ (Tijuana).” Councilman Anthony Bejarano, when asked at the same meeting where the current occupants of the area would go, he replied “they can go to East Los Angeles."
Baldwin Park Citizens Against Eminent Domain Protest at BP City Hall (tags)
Homeowners and Business owners have united against the proposed demolition of 125 acres which will make way for a mixed use development proposed by Century City based Bisno Development. Mayor Lozano has stated that they do not have a plan for the proposed project and that the development may take up to 15+years. City records indicate the contrary, in a letter dated January 5, 2007 Bisno Development cites “the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association initiative” as a threat and urges the city to move quickly. Councilwoman Marlen Garcia stated at a the Council meeting of September 19, 2007 that anyone who was not in agreement could go to TJ (Tijuana). Councilman Anthony Bejarano at the same meeting when asked were will the current occupants of the area would go? Bejarano stated “they can go to East Los Angeles”.
Los Angeles Becomes The Largest City in the Country to oppose the Iraq War (tags)
End The War LA, Code Pink, Iraq Veterans Against the War and others, call for a mass convergence at city hall at 9:15AM, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH at Los Angeles City hall to put pressure on our elected officials to pass an historic anti-war resolution.
Simi Valley Mayor asks DHS head Chertoff to Raid Sanctuary Church - Oxnard Responds (tags)
March in defense of human rights, in response to the raids carried out on a scale meant to terrorize the workers and immigrants of Southern California. On Tuesday, 1,300 people were detained and in many cases torn from their childrens' arms.
Judge drops charges against SoCal immigration rights (tags)
The city's charges against an immigration rights activist alleging he disrupted a city council meeting were dismissed Monday after a judge found that an attorney representing Costa Mesa was not a public prosecutor.
Judge dismisses case against Coyotl Tezcatlipoca (tags)
Costa Mesa's case against Benito Acosta for disrupting a City Council meeting has been dismissed
Criminal Trial for Costa Mesa Activist (tags)
The charges of “disrupting” a city council proceeding stem from a free-for-all that broke out during a public comments session of the Jan. 3, 2006, Costa Mesa city council meeting after police, acting on Mayor Allan Mansoor’s orders to take an early recess, pulled Acosta away from the speaker’s podium and pushed him outside the council chambers before his three minute speaking limit had expired.
San Fernando Valley City Council passes Bush Impeachment Resolution with unanimous vote (tags)
The San Fernando Valley City Council passed an impeachment resolution for President Bush with a unanimous vote on August 20, 2007.
Talking Impeachment to Los Angeles City Council (tags)
LANIC (Los Angeles National Impeachment Center) & PDLA (Progressive Dems of LA) strike again @ High Noon in Los Angeles. On Aug 17th a contingent of approximately 45 concerned citizens of LA went to the Los Angeles City Hall.
Friday 8/17 L.A. City Council to Address Resolution to Impeach Bush and Cheney (tags)
Bill Rosendahl of the city council has proposed a resolution calling for the Impeachment of Bush and Cheney. Activists plan attend to demonstrate support for impeachment.
Attorney requests delay for Acosta case (tags)
They're trying to criminalize Mr. Acosta's speech," said Belinda Escobosa Helzer, an ACLU attorney representing him. "It's very unusual that they would decide to bring criminal charges for a person exercising their 1st Amendment right at an open City Council meeting."
The Daily Pilot (tags)
"They're trying to criminalize Mr. Acosta's speech," said Belinda Escobosa Helzer, an ACLU attorney representing him. "It's very unusual that they would decide to bring criminal charges for a person exercising their 1st Amendment right at an open City Council meeting."
CRIMINAL TRIAL FOR COSTA MESA ACTIVIST (tags)
Reposted from LAAMN list
ICE raid detains 30 in Santa Barbara (tags)
Article summarizes reports about raids in Santa Barbara.
Westside Citizens Groups Move to Recall City Councilman Jack Weiss (tags)
Fed up with a corrupt a city council owned by developers, citizen groups are targeting Councilman Jack Weiss. The backlash against over development and the congestion it brings has started and all city council persons are beginning to feel the heat.
Video: Santa Monica Impeachment Rally, June 19 (tags)
A growing coalition of Los Angeles Peace Groups including the Green Party of Caifornia and Progressive Democrats came together on June 19, 2007 to call on the Santa Monica City Council to pass an impeachment resolution. Over 90 people participated in the pro-Impeachment rally.
LA City Council Honors Ferd Eggan (tags)
You are invited to join the Los Angeles City Council in honoring HIV/AIDS Prevention Leader, Ferd Eggan.
LA City Council reaffirms Special Order 40 (tags)
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council took a moment to address a "small" matter buried on its agenda. It reaffirmed the City's commitment to Special Order 40.
The South Central Farmers: No derrotados! (tags)
The Farm, the Farmers, their supporters and a new promise.
JFAV Marks RP Independence Day/Battle of Bessang Pass: SGS Inducted in LA (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) commemorates the 109th Philippine Independence Day and the 62nd Anniversary of the Battle of Bessang last June 12, 2007 at the Los Angeles City Hall. As a part of the commemorative events, Council Member Herb J. Wesson Jr. of the 10th Council District inducted the newly elected officers of the SGSI at the Mayor Tom Bradley Room or the City Tower at the 26th Floor, Los Angeles City Hall at 200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Gentrification or Development? (tags)
New infrastructure projects from both the public and the private sectors is prepping up Historic Filipinotown district. City Council President and Council 13 District Member Eric Garcetti made the announcements during the get-together breakfast meeting ?held at Remy’s on Temple Art Gallery last May 25. But still EPCC want to see more affordable and low-cost housing in central Los Angeles that will help the newly arrived immigrants and the low-paid workers living in Echo Park area.”?
Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Supports Immigrant Rights Campaign (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council held its annual meeting last May 30 held at the Manila Terrace Social Hall, 2328 W. Temple St, Los Angeles and unanimously passed a resolution that will commit the EPCC to support the current immigrant rights campaign of the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) and the April 7th Coalition, The EPCC decided to mobilize for the upcoming June 24 March and Rally in Los Angeles to demand for full rights for all immigrants. The April 7 Coalition including Latino Movement USA, Herman dad Mexican National, the ANSWER Coalition is leading this march rally on Sunday, June 24 at 12:00 noon at Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood.
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE SPECIAL TASK FORCE (tags)
An open letter with some thoughts on what the City Council's Special Task Force should consider.
l.a. city news service wire betrays lapd/miwon lie (tags)
city news service wire announcement of council task force public hearing yesterday still contains original lapd version "demonstrators responded by throwing..."
Lying Religiously (a report on the Hindu Students Council) (tags)
The Campaign to Stop Funding Hate announces the launch of our new report on the Hindu Students Council (HSC): Lying Religiously: The Hindu Students Council and the Politics of Deception . The report brings together evidence from multiple sources to demonstrate a web of connections between the HSC and the violent, ultra-right Sangh family (the RSS family of organizations, also referred to as the Sangh Parivar), and exposes the deliberate efforts of the HSC leadership to conceal its links with the Sangh family in order to deceive Hindu-American college students. The report provides the first comprehensive documentation of the origins, methods and practices of the HSC.
Maywood Community Exposes Police and City Corruption (tags)
Maywood, CA -- A prime example of how the police, government officials, and local capitalists are working together in this police state to exploit and oppress our people.
Harassment of South Central Farmers Continues (tags)
Eleven months after local authorities evict the South Central Farmers from the largest urban garden in the United States, harassment by the City continues.
Open Letter to Mayor Villaraigosa (tags)
We, the undersigned, demand the immediate resignation of Mark Brown from the office of the City Attorney. Mark Brown (Bar # 60683), during the course of the last three years, has taken a central role in writing ordinances that unfairly oppress and harass hardworking people of the city of Los Angeles.
Locals Protest Vulture Capitalists and the Iraqi War (tags)
On March 19, 2007, the Baltimore City Council unanimously approved a Resolution condemning the Iraqi War, the lies that got us into it, George W. Bush’s insane “Surge,” and demanded the troops be “safely” withdrawn from that conflict. On that same night, a Peace Rally was held at St. Vincent de Paul RC Church. The Rev. Heber Brown III said: “It’s time for us to raise hell for peace in our churches.” The event was sponsored by the local UPJ group.
Maywood Community and Putting the Maywood PD on Blast (tags)
In a Maywood City Council Meeting on Tuesday February 27, 2007 a youth whom the police had brutalized and who had missing teeth due to police brutality. His only crime was being witness to his neighbor being beat by cops, and was himself beat after he asked the cops for their badge numbers. He spoke out: "I'm not scared of gang members, I'm scared of the cops, they are the biggest gang."
Federal Officials Silencing Organized Movemet In Alabama, Endentured Servitude and Slavery (tags)
The USA federal government is on its war path. Let us snatch the hood from the technological monster and expose it, and let the people slit its throat or throats. I have a video demanding an end to endentured Servitude
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.
Livermore Pro-Nukers Move to Kill More in San Francisco Area (tags)
Livermore Lab has continuously contaminated the region for decades. San Francisco residents are reporting the presence of cancer causing uranium in hair samples.
Police chief pleads guilty to drunken driving (tags)
The police chief in Centerville, Nolan Clark, 26, has pleaded guilty to a charge of drunken driving.
BTL:US Iran Tensions Arise as Second American Aircraft Carrier Heads to... (tags)
...Persian Gulf~Interview with Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian- American Council, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
The Winter Harvest of the South Central Farmers (tags)
The Farmers open a new center and a new farm, ready to bring their organic produce to South Central. The rest of us might get a taste, too.
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.
Lies and deceit behind condo-conversion scheme (tags)
Lies and deceit have been a driving force behind the latest proposals to weaken Oakland's condo-conversion protections!
The Farmers' Promise (tags)
The South Central Farmers opened their new community center today, across the street from the bulldozed site of the South Central Farm
MARCH AGAINST THE PROPOSED LYNWOOD PROMENADE (tags)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7th The Lynwood City Council will vote this Tuesday on a proposal to build an NFL stadium. Homes and Businesses along Atlantic Blvd, Imperial HWY, Fernwood Ave, and Wright Rd would be demolished if this project is approved. Many property owners of the affected area are still not informed about this issue. Those who do know only found out recently. This decision would destroy a huge chunk of a city that is only 4.9 square miles. The newly constructed Firebaugh High School and Vista Continuation School will be torn down. This is a racist move by an already currupt city council.
Stop LA City Council Power Grab: Vote NO Measure R (tags)
Stop LA City Council Power Grab: Vote NO Measure R
Philippines: AKBAYAN holds successful 3rd Congress (tags)
Amidst escalating repression and political crisis, the Akbayan Citizens Action Party recently held its Third Regular Congress last October 14 and 15, 2006, at the Riverbend Hotel in Marikina City. With the theme "Ipaglaban ang Dangal ng Pilipino, Ipaglaban ang Kinabukasan Ngayon" (Claim the Future Now), Akbayan marked its more than eight years existence as an alternative national political party in the Philippines.
Stop LA City Council Power Grab: Vote NO Measure R (tags)
Stop LA City Council Power Grab: Vote NO Measure R
The Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime (tags)
The Call that started it all
Welcome to Costa Migra (tags)
New progressive newspaper starts in Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach, Orange County, California. A small newspaper, but packed with hard news about important social and environmental issues. Here's a sample.
President Bush is "the devil" and a "world dictator" (tags)
Something many Americans have known for a long time - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez came to the United Nations and denounced President Bush as "the devil" and a "world dictator"
Rosemead City Council Sneaks Wal-Mart In (tags)
This letter was sent out a few days ago. It shows the contempt the Rosemead City Council has for its residents, to sneak a controversial proposal onto the agenda, after the opponents have left. Authored by Zebra.
Counter-resolution Ddefends Rue Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)
Following last week's visit from Julia Wright and other French delegates in defense of Rue Mumia, Pam Africa and other supporters wrote their own Philadelphia City Council Resolution to counter the previous one condemning French support for Mumia and presented it at the Philadelphia City Council opening session on Thursday, September 14.
South Central Farmers and Supporters Back In Action! (tags)
The media and the politicians would have you believe that the struggle of the South Central Farmers has gone and disappeared! We have re-organized and are back on the scene to fight injustice and the lack of consideration for the South Central Farmers by the City of Los Angeles and its Politicians.
L.A. City Council limits Free Speech (repost) (tags)
L.A. City Council To Abide By 'Rules Of Decorum' People addressing the Los Angeles City Council will have to speak their mind without using profanity, being too loud or making offensive comments, according to "rules of decorum" approved Tuesday.
LA City Council flushs First Amendment down the toilet (tags)
Ratcheting up restraints on public comment, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved new rules of ''decorum'' designed to squelch offensive and disruptive behavior at council meetings, ranging from foul language and racial slurs to singing, whistling, foot-stamping and other boisterous conduct.
South Central Farmers Respond to Crack Down on Free Speech by Los Angeles City Council (tags)
We should not be under any illusions that we live in an open and democratic society, at least not in the 9th district or South Central Los Angeles. Let us strip away the mythology, the propaganda, and the "decorum". Its tough to survive in South Central Los Angeles, even if you call it something else..
Lebanese towns desolated by the bombings of Israel. (tags)
I THROW, 28 of julio..La Israeli aviation bombarded 130 targets in the dawn of this Friday, while the night it was marked by the attacks of the marine one and the Zionist artillery, in a destruction combination and death that it desolated whole towns.
Hostages and history (tags)
Soon after the start of the second Palestinian intifada in September 2000, Hizbullah abducted a former Israeli colonel from inside Israel. Following tortuous negotiations, in January 2004 Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon exchanged 436 Lebanese prisoners and 59 corpses of Lebanese soldiers for one Israeli hostage and three corpses of Israeli soldiers. At the last minute Sharon held back three prominent Lebanese detainees. Since then Hizbullah has talked about getting them released by abducting Israeli soldiers. A recent poll showed that more Lebanese were interested in their release than settling the dispute about the Shebaa Farm with Israel.
National Emergency Marches on Washington, LA & SF, Sat. Aug 12: Defend Palestine & Lebanon (tags)
Saturday, August 12, 12 Noon, at the White House: NATIONAL EMERGENCY MARCH ON WASHINGTON! Defend the People of Palestine and Lebanon! Stop the U.S.-Israeli War! From Iraq to Lebanon to Palestine, Occupation is a Crime! Stop U.S. Aid to Israel! Support the Palestinian People's Right to Return! Money for Jobs and Education, Not for War and Occupation!
Using the force of government to put your competitors out of business. (tags)
The City Council will be asked to approve a restriction that would "effectively kill" popular country stores in many east Mesa mobile-home and RV parks, says a manager of the weekly marketplaces.
Hazleton codifies racism (tags)
Home-grown bigots are nothing new in America or Pennsylvania. Every city of any size has its particular variety spewing its brand of ignorance-based poison and racist nonsense. Then there's Hazleton, Pa., where last night they made hate official city policy.
Seeds of Hope, Seeds of War: Race, Class and the Battle for the South Central Farm (Final) (tags)
The world is literally watching. Media worldwide have covered the case of the South Central Farm, the largest urban garden in the United States, the efforts of the city's elites to drive the farmers from the land, and the farmer's remarkable resistance. On June 13th, the County moved to evict, concentrating a massive police presence in the area to uproot the resistor's encampment on the land. The South Central Farm arose from the ashes of the 1992 Los Angeles rebellion, and stands as a symbol of hope to millions. Despite the eviction, the struggle continues, with a court hearing this week challenging the City's sale of the land to a private developer. When the Los Angeles City Council sold the 14 acre plot called the South Central Farm to developer Ralph Horowitz, they sold land they didn’t own.
CM Protest Against Three Little Pigs: Silly, Garbage & Baloney (tags)
The Minuteman Junta that controls the Costa Mesa City Council (Mayor Allan Mansoor, Eric Bever and Gary Monahan) call allegations that they pander to extremists the equivelent of the Three Little Pigs fairy tale and "silly garbage baloney," but local residents who marched through Costa Mesa July 8 feel otherwise.
Arrest update from the farm (tags)
Ten people arrested at the South Central Farm today.
Encampment at South Central Farm Persists Steadily (tags)
Spirits are high South Central Farm. Encampment persists, and strategies in play to win back the farm~
South Central Farm: A community Outreach (tags)
An essay regarding the South Central Farm and how it is helping to ease gang and inter-ethnic tensions. Also addresses the farm's ability to allow the community to interact with Chicano and Mexican culure, despite the fact that the farm is not anywhere near Mexico.
Horowitz Unleashes Sheriff (tags)
South Central Farmers learn bittler lesson of the role of the courts and politicians.
Farmers call for protest @ City Council NOW (tags)
Farmers are calling for supporters to go to today's city council meeting at city to protest the evictions
Hizbullah draws massive crowd to mark Israeli withdrawal (tags)
A quarter of a million Hizbullah supporters packed a square in the southern port city of Tyre Friday to mark the anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from South Lebanon in 2000. A day earlier, the Islamic resistance group had launched a 10-day campaign to collect funds for Palestine, which is facing a crippling Western aid boycott after the election of Hamas.
RED ALERT!! Encampment and tree sit to resist the eviction and save the South Central Farm (tags)
RED ALERT!! Encampment and tree sit to resist the eviction and save the South Central Farm...
JOSE MARIA SISON VERSUS COUNCIL OF EUROPEAN UNION, (tags)
On Tuesday 30 May 2006 from 9 :30 a.m. onward, the Court of First Instance of the European Communities will examine the legality of the antiterrorist list adopted by the Council of the European Union in the case of Filipino professor Jose Maria Sison. Can the Ministers of the 25 European countries qualify a person as a terrorist and exclude him from economic life with neither evidence nor due process? The stake is crucial for all the defenders of fundamental rights in Europe.
S. Central Farmers' Actions this Week (tags)
The South Central Farmers and their supporters are gearing up for busy week of actions to 'save the farm' . The South Central Farm, at 14-acres, is believed to be the largest urban farm in the U.S., and thrives in one of the poorest areas of the country.
San Bernardino City Council Turns Down Racist Petition (tags)
In a too-close vote, the San Bernardino City Council voted against the Illegal Immigration Relief Act Ordinance, and turned it over to the voters.
Muslim Americans to join May 1st immigration marches nationwide (tags)
Upload in two parts is a phone interview with Edina Lekovic of the Muslim Public Affairs Council
The Gran Boicott is on, and the troqueros are in (tags)
Update on the Gran Boicott locally and the latest word from the Port of Aztlan.
No Nuclear Attack on Iran! (tags)
Wars are waged against people and not for social justice..There are more than two alter-natives: friend or enemy, victim or murderer.. All member states are obliged to a strict pro-hibition of force.
Lucerne, Switzerland Becomes GATS-Free (tags)
Over 80 communities in Switzerland have insisted on stopping GATS-liberalization for social, ecological and democratic reasons.. In Europe, over 1000 communities have declared themselves GATS-free zones.
Drive-By Councilman Dennis P. Zine 3rd District (tags)
Dennis P. Zine drunk with police power decides to do a drive by on the South Central Farmers.
Community Response to Mr. Zine (tags)
Community response to the "Angelino of Retribution"
Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine does a drive-by in South Central (tags)
An update on the situation due to the late night harassment of the South Central Farm by the Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine.
Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine does a drive-by in South Central (tags)
This is a rebuttal to Mr. Zine's Press Release.
Councilman Zine’s Unexpected Visit to South Central Farm Provokes Angry Exchange. (tags)
Uploaded is an MP3 file of the farmers comments in council chambers today and Council member Zine's response
Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine terrorizes South Central Farmers. (tags)
Immigration Forum Thursday @ East LA College (tags)
East LA College Immigration Forum Thursday March 30, 2006 @ 7:00pm In the Student Center East LA College is on Cesar Chavez & Atlantic in Monterrey Park
The neo-Nazi influence in Costa Mesa. Why the city is falling apart. (tags)
Costa Mesa is a microcosm of California. This coastal city has become the epicenter of an immigration issue that threatens to divide our local communities and the nation. Costa Mesa also depicts a vivid portrayal of how radical anti-immigrant groups politicize local governments. Humberto Caspa writes for La Opinion and is an adjunct professor at CSULB.
Minutemen Retreat In Costa Mesa Immigration Battle, Community Organizes (tags)
Jim Gilchrist and his Minutemen proved that they can retreat from battle on a minute's notice by withdrawing Friday night from the front lines of Costa Mesa's immigration war started by Minuteman Mayor, Allan Mansoor.
How the Weekly Brews a Tempest in a Teapot (tags)
Let me be clear that I know nothing more about the internal workings of the South Central Farm than the L.A. Weekly reported in its March 15 muckraking article, "Bushel of Complaints" by Daniel Hernandez. So I've borrowed those facts and added a somewhat different spin. Here's my version.
Directors of Animal Welfare: Helping Los Angeles Communities and the Animals (tags)
Appointed to be the eyes and ears of those who can not speak for themselves, The Directors of Animal Welfare (DAWs) work with their Neighborhood Councils to tackle problems, initiate proposals and hold events aimed at solving problems or creating awareness on issues that help humans and animals live together harmoniously.
MP3 Audio: South Central Farmers address City Council. (tags)
Why the Farmers Must Win (tags)
In its Saturday editorial, the Los Angeles Times reduced virtually all the civic concerns of the historically neglected South Central to “niceties” and condemned a swath of the district to being a “concrete-and-asphalt” wasteland,“ "a seemingly endless sweep” of “industrial warehouses, packing plants, and junkyards.” It proclaimed that developer Ralph Horowitz must triumph, and the South Central Farm must be razed. The Times was wrong.
Minuteman Mayor's ICE Cracks In Costa Mesa Immigration War (tags)
Reeling from pointed public comments and revealing testimony from police Chief John Hensley, Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor tried but failed to silence fellow City Council member Katrina Foley as she attacked his proposal to use police as immigration law eLooking upnforcers under the auspices of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Farmers Fight To Win (tags)
Community pressure moves the Farmers cause forward step by step.
Ralph Horowitz, sues 350 poor families from South Central Los Angeles for $729,745.72 (tags)
Brentwood Real Estate Developer, Ralph Horowitz, sues 350 poor families from South Central Los Angeles for $729,745.72. In an ironic turn, the plaintiff claims the South Central Farmers have abused the legal system.
How To Save the Farm (tags)
With the moment of crisis at hand, the South Central Farmers call on supporters to save the Farm.
The South Central Farmers Push, and City Hall Budges (tags)
City Council proves fallow, but the Mayor's office has initiated negotiations to save South Central Farm. The Farmers still have a long row to hoe--they need to raise $7.35M to save the Farm.
Costa Mesa Resident Sues City After His Arrest During Costa Mesa Council Meeting (tags)
ACLU/SC Files Suit After Arrest, Beating of Speaker at Costa Mesa Council Meeting
ACLU files suit against Costa Mesa (tags)
REPOST...The suit was filed by the ACLU of Southern California on behalf of Benito Acosta, a 24-year-old Costa Mesa resident and Orange Coast College student who also uses the name Coyotl Tezcatlipoca. It claims city officials violated Acosta's rights to free speech, equal protection and due process by silencing him and by using force to restrain him, eject him from the council meeting, and arrest him.
Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor slammed with federal civil rights lawsuit (tags)
“We filed this lawsuit to help ensure that the Costa Mesa government maintains a forum for all types of discussion and debate and that residents do not fear that if they are opposed to something they will be arrested and beaten for speaking their mind.”
"What have you done to Costa Mesa?" Minuteman Mayor Allan Mansoor turns city u (tags)
Costa Mesa’s Minuteman Junta has brought terror, racism, incompetence and shame to the city.
Coalition calls for Costa Mesa boycotts and mass protest (tags)
This article describes the press conference held February 2 by Citizens for Constitutional Rights and contains information not in mainstream press accounts, in particular about charges of a Neo-Nazi influence on the Costa Mesa City Council majority. There are also video clips of various members of the CCR speaking.
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.
The Farmers Hold Their Ground (tags)
and tell the Mayor and City Council, "Thanks, but no thanks" to private buyers
The Farmers Hold Their Ground (tags)
and tell the Mayor and City Council, "Thanks, but no thanks" to private buyers
Pro-Migrant Activists Turn the Tables (tags)
Costa Mesan residents hit their anti-migrant counci member in his pocketbook
South Central Farmers to address City Council this Friday (tags)
Join the delegation of the South Central Farmers for Public Comments at:
UN to consider sanctions on Israel. (tags)
Israel has a shed load of Nuclear Bombs.
Costa Mesa City Prosecutor: Mayor Allan Mansoor "under investigation" (tags)
Dan Peelman, an attorney with Jones and Mayer, a Fullerton-based law firm, and an "independent prosecutor" on contract with the City of Costa Mesa, opened up an investigation Friday into allegations contained within a "letter of complaint" that was filed against Mayor Allan Mansoor with Kimberly Hall Barlow, the City Attorney, on Tuesday, January 17th.
LA City Council to Minutemen: Go Home! (tags)
In a stinging denunciation, the L.A. City Council goes on record against the Minutemen and Save Our State, but ices out the farmers.
DA declines to file criminal charges against Coyotl Tezcatlipoca! (tags)
Asked why no charges are being filed, Schroeder said, "We refused it [the charges] in the interests of justice," but she would not elaborate.
Council minutes show Coyotl was cut off two minutes before 7 pm (tags)
The minutes of the January 3rd meeting of the Costa Mesa City Council were recently posted online by the City Clerk. Not only do they state the meeting began at 6:00 pm, but they record that Mayor Allan Mansoor declared a "recess" at 6:58 pm. This confirms what investigative journalist John Earl, myself, and others have been saying all along: that Mansoor abruptly cut off Coyotl Tezcatlipoca about 40 seconds before his time was up and he did it roughly two minutes before the 7:00 pm "deadline."
View past Costa Mesa City Council meetings online (tags)
Want to see what went on at past Costa Mesa City Council meetings?
OC police clamp down on immigrant-rights activists (tags)
Whether posing as protesters or cutting off speeches, OC police clamp down on immigrant-rights activists
Letter to the editor about Costa Mesa Mayor (tags)
"Before Tezcalipoca's speaking time expired, the mayor suspended the meeting and said or did things that by prearrangement caused the police to move in on Tezcalipoca. While Tezcalipoca was telling the officers who had surrounded him that he would leave on his own and that he did not want them to touch him, they grabbed him around the neck and forcibly removed him from the council chambers." -- Chris Blank
Letter of complaint filed against Costa Mesa Mayor (tags)
The following "letter of complaint" was delivered during the public comments section of the Tuesday, January 17, 2006 meeting of the Costa Mesa City Council. It was filed on behalf of the Tonantzin Collective.
Costa mesa City council hears protests of The community (tags)
A week after protestors watch an activist arrested and hurt by police they return to tell the mayor it should have been him that was arrested.
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.
CM Mayor Puts Choke-hold On First Amendment During Immigration Crackdown (tags)
Mayor Allan Mansoor of Costa Mesa lets lets Minuteman followers have there say, but cuts off immigrant rights activists.
Protest Costa Mesa City Council 1/17 (tags)
Costa Mesa Mayor Mansoor Enforces Immigration Law But Trashes First Amendment (tags)
Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor believes that America is “a nation of laws.” That’s why, he says, the city’s police should be first in the nation to directly help deport “illegal aliens.” But conduct by Monsoor at two recent Costa Mesa city council meetings–-revealed on video logs from two separate sources–-raises questions about his ability to correctly and impartially uphold the law, including respecting basic First Amendment rights. Recent incidents also demand an examination of the constitutionality of Costa Mesa Municipal Codes related to public speech.
Immigrant Right Supporters Challenge Costa Mesa City Council (tags)
In the picture below, taken from video footage shot by a Minuteman supporter at the Tuesday, January 3, 2006 meeting of the Costa Mesa City Council, Police Chief John Hensley is ordering his men to arrest Coyotl Tezcalipoca for allegedly disrupting a public meeting. The only problem, however, is that a few moments before he made this order, Mayor Allan Mansoor declared twice over the microphones that the meeting was in recess. Did Hensley order his men to make an illegal arrest?
Extensive statement from Jim Gilchrist about Cliff May (tags)
Jim Gilchrist awards Cliff May aka Jammer CC the first annual "Benedict Arnold Award."
COLLECTIVO TONANTZIN’S RESPONSE TO ARREST OF COYOTL TEZCALIPOCA - TODAY @ 6 pm! (tags)
Collectivo Tonantzin and supporters will hold a press conference to address concerns about the arrest of Coyotl Tezcalipoca and state of affairs in Costa Mesa.
Poor Hardworking Immigrants Not Represented At Lake Forest City Council Meeting (tags)
SHAMEFUL! Poor Hardworking Immigrants Not Represented At Lake Forest City Council Meeting
Report, photos of Costa Mesa city council protest (tags)
As people of various views and backgrounds protest the mayor of Costa Mesa, people from SOS(Save Our State), Gilchrist, and Minuteman people show support.
Mexican Activist is Beaten & Brutalized by Costa Mesa PD (tags)
TV Cameras catpure and broadcast footage of Costa Mesa PD beating, dragging, and brutalizing Mexica Activst while speaking out against anti-immigrant policies
Protest against Costa Mesa's Decision to Deputize (tags)
Protest against Costa Mesa's Decision to Deputize Police Officers
Speak Out Against Costa Mesa City Council (tags)
Costa Mesa's March to Justice (tags)
Costa Mesans marched and rallied in opposition to the city council's vote to turn the police department into border patrol agents.
Protest Merger of Costa Mesa PD and DHS TODAY (tags)
please see below
March/Protest Against Costa Mesa's Decision to Deputize Police Officers (tags)
People HUGE PROTEST OPENS PEOPLES' WEEK OF ACTION ON WTO IN GENEVA 10/18 (tags)
GENEVA (15 0CTOBER 2005)- trade activists numbering over 3,000 massed up in front of the WTO headquarters here this afternoon to open the weeklong activities centered around the upcoming WTO General Council Meeting.
Help Keep Venice Progressive! (tags)
Vote for Progressive Independent Candidates for the Venice Neighborhood Council
War of BIG words: Anti-War activist attacked (tags)
Anti-war activist Ford Greene faces opposition from right-wing extremists
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.
1ST AMENDMENT VIOLATIONS ON VENICE BOARDWALK (final updated & corrected version) (tags)
Complaints Filed with L. A. City Ethics Commission Venice activists Re: City Council's Free Speech Violations on Venice Boardwalk.
VENICE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL OUT OF THE DOG HOUSE AND ON TRACK FOR A SEPTEMBER ELECTION (tags)
Last night, Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (BONC) voted unanimously to give the go ahead for the next Grass Roots Venice Neighborhood Council election, which will be held September 10 and 11th. The Board's decision came more than nine months after the last GRVNC election was invalidated by the City's Human Relations Commission, leaving the neighborhood council without a quorum, ability to function, or funding.
1st Amendemtn Violations on Venice Boardwalk (tags)
A Complaint Filed with the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission on Wednsday, June 15, 2005 re: Cindy Miscikowski's Breaches
Baldwin Park counter-demo (tags)
Photos from the counter-demo
Riverside Council Member disses community police commission (tags)
A Riverside City Council member calls the Police Commission a piece of trash, yet no one will put his comment in the written record... Why?
11th annual Eco Maya Festival (tags)
Sat. April 23 & Sun. April 24, 2005 10 am - 7 pm 11th annual Eco Maya Festival at L.A. Eco-Village FREE ADMISSION Celebrating our culture and protecting our Mother Earth, Connecting the Environment, Culture and Heritage
Hell on wheels: pocket bikes face new regs in LA (tags)
Members of the Los Angeles Police Department praised Councilman Dennis Zine as his motion regulating the sale of mini motorcycles - commonly known as “pocket bikes” - gained the final approval of the city council.
Block this Man! Protest against John Bolton (tags)
John Bolton said repeatedly that the United Nations only has value when it serves the interests of the US and that the most effective Security Council would be one in which only the US would be a permanent member.
LA City Council Candidate Endorses Gov's Recall (tags)
Sign the Petition to Recall “Terminator” Gov. A. Schwarzenegger at: http://www.PetitionOnline.com/TRMINATE/
City Departments Plotted to Paralyze the Venice Neighborhood Council (tags)
Leaders of the Grass Roots Venice Neighborhood Council (GRVNC) have learned, through the release of public records, that several Los Angeles city departments were secretly monitoring their activities. Ultimately, members of a working group within the city government succeeded in overturning the neighborhood council’s election and rendering the GRVNC unable to function.
Santa Ana: Oct. 22ndProtester Faces $1000 Fine (tags)
Next City council mtg is this JANUARY 3RD. Please come out and support, since this tireless group of demonstrators could use some support and inspiration from fellow anti-racist, anti-fascist activists.
Ledge Sit and Hunger Strike in DC Government Building Needs Support (tags)
Help Support DC fight for shelter. A homeless activist is currently doing a hunger strike while sitting on a 5-story ledge in the Wilson Building (city hall and mayor's offices), until there is shelter in SW DC. Join the fight
Mass Protest Called Of Injured and Disable Workers In Sacramento (tags)
The San Francisco Labor Council and other injured workers and health and safety groups have called for a mass protest on Workers Memorial Day April 28, 2005 in Sacramento to protest the attack on injured and disabled workers and to demand single payer healthcare.
Rosemead Wal-Mart (tags)
This is a request for coverage, as well as an update on the events.
CALIF. TOWN HALL MEETING TO ADDRESS TARGETING OF MUSLIMS (tags)
LOS ANGELES AREA MEETING CONCERNING HARASSMENT BY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.
PowerNomics, The Economic Plan for Empowerment for Black America (tags)
Dr. Claud Anderson, Ed.D, PowerNomics, The Economic Plan to Empower Black America
Hotel Workers Boycott (tags)
Los Angeles. Local 11 members--housekeepers, cooks, servers, dishwashers, bellmen, front desk and PBX workers—announced a boycott this week of the nine luxury hotels of the Hotel Employers' Council after six months of threats and intimidation, the fear of an employer lockout, and termination of the workers' union contract. Elected officials, community groups, and clergy vow to honor the request “to avoid eating, meeting or sleeping” at hotels involved in the labor dispute to put financial pressure on the Hotel Council. Below find pictures of the picket line in front of the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, November 18th at 7:30 PM.
Writing L.A.'s Wrongs with a "No Kill" Shelter Proposal (tags)
Los Angeles kills 30,000 – 50,000 of our dogs and cats at our city shelters each year for an annual cost of $14 million dollars. Not only does this turn our city's animal "shelters" into death houses, at great expense, it is entirely unnecessary.
Venezuela's election: defeat for opposition, advance for the Bolivarian movement (tags)
Katherine Harris - Nazi and Intelligence Connections (tags)
Katherine Harris has ties to the hard, hard right under that crucifix ...
County Fed gears up for offensive (tags)
L.A. labor council holds historic congress building labor community unity for progressive issues. .
Tripartisan Election Forum in Los Angeles Oct. 6 (tags)
3 Parties: The Greens, Democrats, and Republicans will be represented at this National Council of Jewish Women's Los Angeles Election Forum.
Third Lawsuit Filed in Fight to Save Historic Raymond Theatre (tags)
Friends of the Raymond Theatre and the Forecast Foundation file new lawsuit against City of Pasadena over proposed project to redevelop Pasadena's Historic Raymond Theatre.
Help Save the Belmont Graffiti Art Hall of Fame from Developers! (tags)
Currently there is a battle being waged between developers and local grass-roots organizations to preserve the Toluca Subway Tunnel and Belmont Graffiti Art Hall of Fame from becoming a large scale apartment complex. This site has been used in countless films and music videos over the decades.
Repost:Defend Grassroots Democracy in Venice (tags)
This was posted yesterday but inaccessible due to server overload(?). Election is today. Keep Venice cool. Vote today!
Defend Grassroots Democracy in Venice (tags)
Progressives defend their election from lies, slander and sabotage.
2004 Annual Rainbow Gathering (tags)
The 2004 Rainbow Gathering takes place over the 4th of July in either California, Nevada or Utah. Get involved now.
Oingo Boingo to Attend Raymond Theatre Hearing Monday! (tags)
Members of the band Oingo Boingo will be attending May 17 City Council hearing to show their support. A growing number of celebrities are lending their support to save the venerable rock venue from conversation to a condo, retail, office complex. David Lee Roth, Slash (ex- Guns N' Roses/Velvet Revolver), Jackson Browne, Billy Idol, Carrie Hamilton, W.A.S.P. and many others have lent their help and support.
Priority Update From Iraq (tags)
Forwarded from Women in Black List serve.
Get Coke off Our Beach! (tags)
In 1999 the city of Huntington Beach awared a long term monopoly concession to the Coca Cola company in return for millions of dollars and annual payments. But Coke is complicit in the killings of labor organizers and in destroying and polluting water supplies abroad.
Bring on the Mission: An Aristide Demonizer Turns Saintly on Pacifica Radio (tags)
Dr. Robert Maguire, a spokesman for the Inter-American Foundation, smeared Aristide in the press before the coup. But in KPFK's "Background Briefing" on March 7, Dr. Maguire clung to a progressive perspective thinned down for consumption by Masters' progressive listening audience.
G8 2004: Police crackdowns begin in Savannah (tags)
Savannah, March 15--Today, 15 Savannah Metropolitan Police officers swarmed a dozen leafleting labor union leaders in historic Johnson Square.
Does Riverside's Police Commision have a future? (tags)
Only five years into its existance, Riverside's only form of civilian oversight has come under attack from a familiar foe: the RPOA
Is Libertarian candidate Gary Nolan a Neocon? (tags)
Free the Eagle helped rally members of Congress behind Lt Colonel Oliver North and the Contra cause and lent office space and public relations advice to anti-Communist freedom-fighter movements in Mozambique and Angola ... and Gary Nolan is a board member.
South Pasadena set to kill coyotes!!! (tags)
The city thinks killing coyotes is the ONLY way! Please tell them you disagree!
In 48 hours California will execute the wrong man! (tags)
Please take action now!
Fresno Woman Arrested for Having a Bad Dream (tags)
Denise Martin shared a dream she had with a friend. Her friend told the dream to Martin’s former employer and this led to Martin’s current nightmare.
Civil Liberties Defense Coalition (CLDC) (tags)
EMERGENCY ACTION ALERT For the Los Angeles, CA - City Council Resolution against the USA PATRIOT Act, and related Executive Orders File No. 03-0002-S162 Title USA PATRIOT ACT/REPEAL www.cldc-la.org
Candidates Forum-Green Party of LA County (tags)
Candidates Forum for the 3rd District County Council candidates for the Green Party of Los Angeles County, January 15, 2004
Long Beach All ages Venue under threat by LBPD (tags)
Long Beach Police AT IT AGAIN!!! (tags)
Civil Liberties Defense Coalition - NEEDS YOUR HELP! (tags)
WE NEED YOUR HELP! For the Los Angeles City Council Resolution against the USA PATRIOT Act, and other related measures.
Tell Alhambra to Support the Strikers (tags)
Support strikers in the SGV. There's a resolution up at the Alhambra City Council tonight that needs your bodily support.
[gangbox] SCABS OF NEW YORK (tags)
SCABS OF NEW YORK...rat contractors, company unions and the decline of union labor in the Manhattan residential construction sector
BTL: Environmental Groups Rally Public to Oppose Bush-backed Energy Bill (tags)
Interview with Sharon Buccino, Natural Resources Defense Council conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Thallium contamination (tags)
Pax Americana/Bushs Folly (tags)
From UK Guardian: Iraqi resistance to foreign occupation enjoys great popular support
"Report From Baghdad" Part Two--Security (tags)
This is a part two of the six-part series "Report form Baghdad" by Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles Reporter Lee Siu Hin's July 2003 trip to U.S. occupied Iraq, to commemorate 6-months commemoration of U.S. invaison of Iraq (Sep 20), and to understand the future of Iraq. To view the entire series, please visit: http://www.actionla.org/Iraq/IraqReport/index.html
Howard Dean supporters, stop sleep walking. He's not a true progressive (tags)
repost from Portland IMC noting must-read articles about Dean -- and his limitations. Kucinich is a true progressive that doesn't simply make stuff up along the way in accord to political winds -- and even if you don't think he's electable, supporting him now through early primaries can really push the debate into areas we want to have sunshine
Impatient Justice (tags)
Congratulations. We've just won the wrong war.
LOS ANGELES EXPERTS DISCUSS WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION (tags)
Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles is hosting a Town Hall meeting on the intersection between terrorism and weapons of mass destruction in our lives. These issues are raised in Avoiding Armageddon, the PBS series from Ted Turner Documentaries that just aired on KCET. Avoiding Armageddon presented an global look at the dramatic human stories that convey the terrible consequences of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, their connection with terrorism, as well as the hope that the world can still choose to avoid Armageddon.
U.S. corporations set to profit off Iraq (tags)
The Bush administration’s attempt to fashion for itself the sole role of ruler and victor in post-war Iraq is meeting growing domestic and international opposition.
URGENT: UN Debating Stopping War TODAY! Please CALL and/or FAX them NOW! (tags)
An Emergency Session of the Security Council has been called today Wed, March 26th, 3 p.m. They will invite testimony from all UN 191 members, and could vote on a resolution demanding immediate withdrawal of foreign forces from Iraq. If they Invoke Res. 377, "Uniting For Peace" they may be able to stop war--which was done in Suez Crises in the 50's. Please Email and/or Fax NOW UN countries now!
HelpUSA in Suicide: Bush Sr. and Sons-48 Hours to Leave Planet (tags)
THE GREAT INTENTIONAL WATERS FULL OF REVENGE AND THE WORLD WILL ONLY BE HEAL WHEN CLEANSED OF DISEASE KNOWN AS THE USA. Make the fire burn beneath their feet. Allah be Praised.Bless Palestinians- A. Roy, 'GW Bush is insane!"
UN Authorization Can't Mke Rank Imperialism Just (tags)
If a war without UN authorization would be wrong, does that mean that a war with UN authorization would be right? http://www3.sympatico.ca/sr.gowans/unbacking.html
Colombia: U'wa people reject oil explotation in Kera Chikara (tags)
COMMUNIQUÉ TO THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IN RESPONSE TO THE DISCOVERY OF PETROLEUM IN OUR ANCESTRAL TERRITORY KERA CHIKARA
Revolution of Consciousness on Long Beach City Council (tags)
In a few short weeks, the anti-war members of the Long Beach City Council have begun to speak out, while the pro-war members have fallen silent.
Speak Out Against Police Brutality in Santa Ana-tonight (tags)
please see below
ACTIVISTS CLAIM SANTA ANA POLICE CRACKING DOWN ON DISSENT (tags)
Massive police presence at last Santa Ana City Council meeting leads to arrest, harassment, and illegal detentions
Photos from City Council Vote and DBM H.S. Walkout (tags)
L.A. City Council votes against preemptive war. Protestors hold celebration rally outside City Hall and are joined by 200 students who walked out from Downtown Business Magnet High School.
Call LA City Council to Support Anti-War Resolution (tags)
On Feb. 18, seven members of the Los Angeles City Council voted "yes" today after Eric Garcetti eloquently introduced the No War In Iraq resolution which was seconded by Ruth Galanter. The only problem at City Council today was IT NEEDED 8 VOTES TO PASS! The seven voting "yes"---Cindy Miscikowski, Ed Reyes, Nate Holden, Janice Hahn, Ruth Galanter, Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti------needed an eighth vote. Please join us City Council again on Friday, Feb. 21 10:00 a.m. City Hall Chambers for what could be a historic day if we get the votes!
Local Activist Arrested by Santa Ana PD (tags)
"To protect and serve?"
Speak Out Against the War Mexican Youth in Santa Ana (tags)
Nearly 2,000 march in Long Beach (tags)
Long Beach says NO to war.
Long Beach Activists March on International Day of Action (tags)
Long Beach, the "International City" marches to City Hall, on the "International Day of Action," saying "No War" and delivers to the City Council their proposed "No War On Iraq" Resolution.
Anti-War City Council Member's Life Threatened (tags)
The day after introducing an anti-war resolution, San Bernardino city council member Susan Lien Longville was threatened with death by a man with a rifle while jogging.
New evidence implicates Iraq in terror conspiracy (tags)
Late breaking news:
Long Beach says NO to war on February 15th (tags)
Long Beach says NO TO WAR! On Saturday, February 15th, the International City, Long Beach California, joins New York, Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, Paris, Berlin and other cities around the country and around the world in marching against war.
Neo Fascist Action Hot in South Africa: Article (tags)
JOHANNESBURG, 26 JANUARY - ANC Joburg Regional Councillor Oupa Radebe, Joburg Metro Council “project manager for relocations” Buti Leisela and another unnamed official looked on gleefully as police and two large middle-aged white men in plain clothes employed by the notorious Red Ants (Wozani Security) opened fire for the second time without warning on hundreds of unarmed poor and landless residents of the Eikenhof informal settlement just before sunset today.
The Split in the Western Alliance-Can Europe's opposition prevent war ? (tags)
West HOllywood passes Anti-War Resolution (tags)
Anti-War Resolution Passes West Hollywood City Council
LA City Council Anti-War Resolution (tags)
A compliation of information...we can do this.
Pro-Israel Group links Am.LibraryAssoc. to Terror!!!! (tags)
This is a serious attempt to quell free speech. Please take time from your busy schedules to scan article and send supportive words to the Am.Library Assoc. (email address at bottom)
INS Detainees: Interview of Council on American Islamic Relations (tags)
Interview of reps of Muslim Public Affairs Council and Council on American Islamic Relations on Muslims Detained in Southern California; mp3 file, 64 kbps, 8.31 megs, 18:16 runtime.
Green Resolution Concerning Trent Lott (tags)
Resolution of the Green Party County Council for Riverside County, California Concerning the recent comments of Trent Lott 12/21/02
GPRC WebMaster (tags)
Resolution of the Green Party County Council for Riverside County, California Concerning the recent comments of Trent Lott 12/21/02
America tore out 8000 pages of Iraq dossier (tags)
THE United States edited out more than 8000 crucial pages of Iraq's 11,800-page dossier on weapons, before passing on a sanitised version to the 10 non-permanent members of the United Nations security council.
Muslim Public Affairs Council Conference Report (tags)
A very incomplete report about an interesting conference that took place today.
Muslims Help Los Angeles Poor (tags)
While government is otherwise engaged, Muslim groups are attending to the needs of the poor of Los Angeles.
Iraq okays UN terms, Bush pushes war (tags)
Iraq has accepted a United Nations Security Council Resolution giving weapons inspectors sweeping new rights but allows many pretexts for the Bush administration to provoke a war. The resolution warns Iraq of “serious consequences” if it doesn’t comply – and the White House has made clear that anything it defines as a material breach will almost certainly mean a new war.
D.C. Council Opposes Military Action in Iraq (tags)
City councils in Takoma Park, Berkeley, Calif., Santa Fe, N.M., and several other cities also have passed resolutions opposing unilateral military action in Iraq. Similar resolutions are under discussion in Madison, Wis., and Baltimore.
BTL:Language in UN Resolution on Iraq Critical in Legitimizing a Future U.S. War (tags)
Interview with Phyllis Bennis,with the Institute for Policy Studies conducted by Scott Harris
Oil has always been top of Bush's foreign-policy agenda (tags)
US Energy Report Okayed "Military Intervention" For Oil, reports investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein.
Turnout key in dead-heat elections (tags)
We are “One Vote Away” from right-wing control of all three branches of the federal government warns People For the American Way (PFAW) in a television ad being aired in states where Senate races are too close to call.
Action Alert: Write the UN Security Council to Stop the Rush to War! (tags)
The United States Congress has voted for going to war with Iraq— failing in its duty to represent a deeply divided American public. For people around the world who are troubled by what this conflict could bring, the vote in Congress is distressing since US military action now seems all but inevitable. There are still ways, however, to express your opposition to a war on Iraq and stop this invasion.
BTL:Religious Leaders Oppose White House Drive for War with Iraq (tags)
Interview Robert Edgar, general secretary of the National Council of Churches by Scott Harris
Join Tonight's Protest in Santa Monica Against Ban on Homeless Feeding Programs (tags)
On September 24, 2002, at 5:30 p.m., Santa Monica City Hall, 1685 Main Street, join with civil rights and human rights organizations in protesting a proposed ordinance to make criminals out of private citizens who feed the hungry in Santa Monica.
World AIDS Crisis Worsening (tags)
The AIDS pandemic will rapidly worsen, with the number of cases possibly doubling in sub-Saharan Africa in five years, according to an analysis by US intelligence officials.
South Gate: Where City Hall's a Mix of Soap Opera and Bad Joke (tags)
Government: Officials are looking into suspected corruption. Council-watchers enjoy 'the meow lady.'
FBI, Terrorism, and Activism (tags)
cartoon c 2002 by charles amsellem all rights reserved
israels willing executioners (tags)
this is from 1998, and may not be new to some people, but it is new to me
Los Angeles City Council Recognizes "Historic" Filipinotown in LA (tags)
There is now an official Filipinotown. The article gives some insight into how these ethnic districts are created, and why they are important.
AUDIO CLIP: Argument at City Council between Anarchists and Prosecuter (click to listen) (tags)
Listen to the sound clip at: http://www.raisethefist.com/news/wire/----990537lbcouncilmeeting7402.mp3
Long Beach City Council (tags)
This is a report back from the LB CC meeting, where the city prosecutor made a presentation about the trial of anarchists.
Come to long beach city council tommrow: city council talks about anarchists (tags)
Tommrow at 5pm the long beach city council will have a public agenda item entitled " Update on the prosecution of anarchists" We need to pack the chambers and show resistance to this blatant fascism
NEWS RELEASE: Bush Pushed on Hunting in the Mojave National Preserve (tags)
Groups move for better management of hunting within Mojave National Preserve to protect desert tortoise and public safety
Progressive Candidates Unite in Venice Election (tags)
Twelve Venice candidates are supporting a common platform to preserve the uniqueness and diversity of Venice in the June 13 election for the Venice Neighborhood Council.
INTERFAITH VIGIL TO FREE AMERICAN DOCTOR DETAINED IN ISRAEL (tags)
humanitarian mission to assess the health needs in the Palestinian territories.
Placentia Activists File Police Misconduct Reports (tags)
Victims of Placentia police brutality fill out misconduct reports.
Placentia Residents Protest Police Brutality (tags)
Placentia residents protest police brutality and racial profiling.
Placentia Anti-Police Protest (tags)
Placentia residents protest police brutality and racial profiling.
Anti-G8 Organizing Links (tags)
A damn-near-exhaustive list of links to information about this year's G8 summit in Kananaskis, Alberta, and the actions being planned against it.
WEST HOLLYWOOD UPDATE: TUESDAY IS D-DAY FOR CLUB 7969 @CITY COUNCIL (tags)
Club 7969 [Peanuts] hopes it can convince the West Hollywood City Council this Tuesday night to reverse the Business License Commisssion' closure of its renowned transgender, youth and lesbian nightclubs.
Protest Anaheim Racists/August Shack anti-nazi Protest (tags)
OK, these pictures are old, from August, but I'm poor and couldn't afford to develop them until now! They are from the protest of the nazi recruitment show at the Shack. The yuppie nazi groups American Patrol and the California Coalition for Immigrant Reform will be protesting for racism in Anaheim Dec. 4 and 8, something that needs to be counterprotested!
Protesting Nazis in Orange County at the Shack & Upcoming Anaheim Protest (tags)
OK, these pictures are old, from August, but I'm poor and couldn't afford to develop them until now! They are from the protest of the nazi recruitment show at the Shack. The yuppie nazi groups American Patrol and the California Coalition for Immigrant Reform will be protesting for racism in Anaheim Dec. 4 and 8, something that needs to be counterprotested!
Anti-Immigrant Extremist Groups Plan Protest in Anaheim (tags)
Those crazy Orange County racists are at it again...
Jerry Butkiewicz at San Diego Anti-Fast Track Rally, 10/22/01 (tags)
Jerry Butkiewicz, secretary-treasurer of the San Diego/Imperial Counties Central Labor Council, speaks at the October 22 anti-fast track rally the Labor Council organized in San Diego. The "José Kahn" referred to in the sign behind him is the owner of New Frontiers Trading Co., which abandoned six tons of toxic lead waste at its Metales y Derivados plant in Tijuana in 1994 and has done nothing to clean it up since.
The Power Plant Project is back in South Gate!! (tags)
The power plant project for South Gate is back. Come to the city council meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 to protest.
Council Dist. 4 (unofficial) election night results (tags)
CITY OF L.A. COUNCIL DISTRICT NO.4 SPECIAL ELECTION - ELECTION NIGHT RESULTS (UNOFFICIAL)
I Witnessed in Front of the Seattle City Council; Sept; 5th, 2001. (tags)
Trauma is born By US all: Terrorism. [(Posted on many IndyMedia sites around the world and in the US; (plus other web sites and forums); and sent to 2,000 activists, newspapers, and organizations (people); plus 500 in United States Federal Government; and 150 or so in local (Seattle) government: September 5th, 2001.).)]. http://seattle.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=6504&group=webcast
Police Line Up for Congratulations at San Diego City Council (tags)
On Monday, July 23 the San Diego City Council voted unanimously to commend the San Diego Police Department, County Sheriff's Department, Highway Patrol, Harbor Police and FBI for a job well done in creating a police-state atmosphere in San Diego during the biotech convention June 24-27, keeping down the number of protesters and profiling people based on their clothing choices and anti-corporate T-shirts. Picture shows a line of some of the police officers who attended the meeting to receive this honor.
San Diego City Council Endorses Police Actions at BIO 2001 (tags)
Full text of the resolution passed by the San Diego City Council unanimously July 23 honoring the various police jurisdictions and city agencies for keeping the number of anti-biotech protesters low and maintaining order during the BIO 2001 convention June 24-27. [Posted by Mark Gabrish Conlan of Zenger's Newsmagazine, who transcribed it from his tape of the City Council meeting.]
San Diego City Council Puts Beach Drinking Ban on Ballot (tags)
The San Diego City Council on July 23 responded to a public referendum petition to put its controversial ban on drinking on city beaches to a public vote. Opponents of the ban focused on the $180,000 it would cost to add the issue to the March 5, 2002 election. Supporters said that's a drop in the bucket compared to the costs of additional police to patrol the beaches and prevent alcohol-related crime.
Queers, People of Color Clash Over San Diego City Council Redistricting (tags)
The independent commission redrawing San Diego's City Council districts is considering two maps — one which keeps the city's Queer vote concentrated in one district, one which splits it in order to create a district that might elect a third person of color to the Council. The controversy highlights differences of interest between Queers and people of color, between working-class and poor people and small business owners, and between minorities that are recognized in federal civil rights law and ones that aren't.
Riverside City Council decides to appeal arbitrator's ruling on Gregory Preece (tags)
After keeping the populace in Riverside in suspense for a week, the City Council voted unamiously in closed session last Tuesday to appeal the arbitrator's ruling regarding the firing of former Riverside Police Department sergeant Gregory Preece, in superior court.
Shut the LA City Council Down (tags)
Thge corruption of the LA City Council will be on flagrant display Tuesday. Come on down and see how they are throeing your money away in corporate welfare while destroying coastal wetlands.
City Council Corruption knows no bounds : Save Ballona Wetlands (tags)
Developers own LA City Council. You do not matter ! If you don't like this show up Tueday.
Long Beach tries to bill May day prtestors for police costs (tags)
short article from Long Beach Telegram
Bill Lockyer to Riverside: sign agreement or go to court (tags)
California's state attorney general bill Lockyer issued an ultimatum to Riverside's City Council: sign an agreement to reform the police department or he'll see them in court. Mayor Ron Loveridge urged the council to sign but council member Ed Adkison says he'll have to think about it.
The Omega Agency: Global Dominance (tags)
They are who people are talking about when one says orders come from "above the President". The Omega Agency consists of a network set up much like the CIA. There are thousands world-wide who take their orders directly from the ruling council of the Omega Agency. This council consists of 10 to 12 people. GEORGE BUSH and Alexander C. Haig are two names known to sit on the council of the Omega Agency. The OA is the driving force behind what is commonly called the "New World Order." The OA's office is located at LANGLEY AFB.
Minneapolis Council takes action on ISAG protest (tags)
Public Hearing held on police tactics at ISAG conference held July 24-26. Resolution to follow.
AFL-CIO Immigrant Workers meeting June 10, 2000 (tags)
Following the historic AFL-CIO policy shift on immigration, more than 10,000 immigrant workers, religious, community, and union leaders attended the union movement's regional forum on Saturday, June 10 at the Sports Arena in downtown Los Angeles.