Councilmember Bonin Calls People of Venice Outraged by Police Murder “Outside Agitators" (tags)
During a Venice Town Hall meeting, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin explained to 35-year Venice Beach resident David Busch that he is willing to talk to unhoused persons individually, but Mr. Bonin refuses to meet with “activists—outside agitators.” Mr. Busch has been requesting a meeting “organized by homeless people themselves” regarding public toilets, parking, camping, and other services. He asked, “Don’t you think after 2 years in office it is time you meet with us, rather than you just sending more police to this community?”
Taking over public areas by homeless means overuse not moderate fair-share-use (tags)
Homeless folk are wanting their own bill of rights, it is noted. And yet the actual difference between those without inside living spaces to reside within and the others who find some way to share space, rent space, trade for space, and thus live indoors may be one of more than money they have available for rent. The sharing of public park spaces, or sand, sidewalk spaces with those who Reside there [live in the public spaces and thus do not share those spaces] and those who want to just temporarily sit or enjoy that space for a short time seems to be in conflict.
Emergency Services: Enabling Life for Homeless People (tags)
All this talk from politicians (and the non-profit shills that rely on city funding) about how we are enabling people to remain homeless - should be shut down. It is enabling people to stay alive!
Anarcho-Cafe and Fundraiser, Dec 14th, 5pm, @ 3 Worlds Cafe (tags)
The Free Association of Anarchists (F@@) invites community to an open mic/fundraiser for its annual x-mas day clothing giveaway on Skid Row.
LA Code 41.18 (d); Policing Our Way Out of Homelessness (tags)
The L.A. Municipal Code 41.18 (d) remains an easy way for police to criminalize homeless individuals and make their lives more difficult than they already are, resulting in the U.S. 9th Circuit Court to rule in their "Jones vs. City of L.A." case that this code violates the U.S. Constitution's 8th Amendment (No cruel and unusual punishment). Certain officers issue citations to people arbitrarily without providing ANY time for individuals to comply.
Villaraigosa: The Myth of The Progressive Mayor (tags)
While Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa disappointed supporters and failed to deliver any progressive policies whatsoever, he was hardly a failure to those he really serves. Indeed, for developers, real estate tycoons, billionaires, and school privatization profiteers, Villaraigosa's eight year reign was a smashing success.
HOMELESS bound L.A. Skid Row: The Michael C. Clark Cut (tags)
HOMELESS bound L.A. Skid Row: The Michael C. Clark Cut A cinema verite film by Michael C. Clark about homelessness on Skid Row in Los Angeles, interlaced with interviews of the homeless inhabitants. Shot in Spring of 2013. View the entire documentary online at: http://www.homelessboundla.com
VENICE OPDs ARE BACK! BUT WHY? (tags)
Nasty Venice Anti-Homeless Gentrification Permit Parking Efforts Keep Coming Back.
An Eviction in South Central (tags)
A South Central resident finds her voice in the midst of her eviction
Everybody’s Home: An Unlikely Alliance Challenges the Financial Borg (tags)
Art Walkers Occupy Free Speech (tags)
When people at the downtown Art Walk joined with Occupy Los Angeles to assert their right to speak, LAPD answered with guns.
More War Against Venice Street People (tags)
The City of Los Angeles rolled out new Venice Boardwalk Ordinance (LAMC 42.15) and initiated concentrated effort to remove homeless people from Venice.
LAPD sergeant a serial burglar? (tags)
According to the following article Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant Lucien "Lou" Daigle is suspected of being a serial burglar.
Day 1 Pics (tags)
Some photos and videos from the first day.
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
THE RACIST GENTRIFICATION OF OUR CITIES (tags)
“Why don’t we just get nooses for everyone of those lowlifes and hang them from a tree? They’re used to that kind of treatment anyway!” read the message on an email sent to upscale co-op residents of a redevelopment project smack right in the middle of a Harlem neighborhood last October. The anonymous post which originated from one of the units within the co-op added: “I hope you all agree that the best thing that has happened to Harlem is gentrification. Let’s get rid of these ‘people’ and improve the neighborhood once and for all.”
HUMBLE BEAUTY: Skid Row Artists Documentary (tags)
Humble Beauty is an hour long documentary that tells the story of talented homeless and formerly homeless men and women who, despite a daily struggle for survival, paint and create art in the worst area of Los Angeles known as Skid Row. People will make art, no matter how humble the circumstances.
HUMBLE BEAUTY photos (tags)
Fine arts paintings by homeless and formerly homeless artists on LA's Skid Row, profiled in the hour documentary, HUMBLE BEAUTY: Skid Row Artists. More info at www.humblebeauty.com.
IneQuality of Life and the Butt End of the City Budget (tags)
Mayor increases police state with the 2008-2009 Los Angeles City Budget and reduces human state.
New Santa Monica Law Would Make it Illegal for Homeless To Speak in City Downtown (tags)
City Seeks Vague Anti-Homeless Law as Pretext to Drive Homeless from its Downtown
COMMUNITY GROUPS CONFRONT LAPD AND CHIEF BRATTON ABOUT MAY DAY POLICE RIOT (tags)
“If the LAPD acts like this in broad daylight in front of cameras, what do they do at night?”
From L.A.’s Guantanamo for the Homeless--Two Skid Row Stories (tags)
In the face of recent news reports that homeless numbers are now increasing downtown, two first-hand accounts of abuses of homeless people on L.A.'s Skid Row --and this as LAPD continues business' unprecidented eight-month attack on L.A's downtown blacks.
Homeless People Win --Jury Says “Not Guilty” at Trial: Activist Seeks Community Response (tags)
Homeless People Win --Jury Decides “Not Guilty” in Skid Row Activist's Criminal Trial. States the Homeless Activist "I haven't decided what I will do next; and I am interested in what suggestions people have. ”
Skid Row Activist on Trial --Anti-Brutality Rally Update (tags)
Downtown L.A. Hotel Attempts to Ban Homeless People from It's Public Areas --Saturday demonstrations against police brutality on Skid Row in front of LAPD Central Division headquarters continue weekly:
Skid Row Activist on Trial --Anti-Brutality Protest this Saturday (tags)
Downtown L.A. Hotel Attempts to Ban Homeless People from It's Public Areas --Meanwhile, this Saturday will see continuing demonstrations against police brutality on Skid Row in front of LAPD Central Division Headquartes:
Villaraigosa Shouted Down at Black History Event By L.A.'s Rising Homeless Protesters (tags)
LA CAN protest rocks "Black History Month" ceremony; in front of pop star Stevie Wonder, L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa drowned out by angry homeless advocates protesting racist police attacks against homeless blacks downtown.
SATURDAY COMMUNITY CANVAS AND RALLY WILL ASSIST THE SKID ROW RESISTANCE (tags)
This Saturday, January 27th, starting promptly at 11:30 a.m., community members are gathering at 6th and Gladys Street on Skid Row, in front of Glady's park, for their first weekly community support canvas and street give-away.
Activists Call for Downtown Base Camp to End Sweeps at Saturday Rally on Skid Row (tags)
Homeless activists are calling for people to attend the next next rally, this Saturday, and to pack tomorrow, Tuesday’s 9:30 a.m. Police Commission hearing at Parker Center...as well as every Council meeting this week...and to demand an immediate halt to the homeless sweeps --and now, also, the city's Grand Avenue Project --no matter what it takes...
Homeless Denounce Delgadillo at Press Confrence; Expose LAPD’s "Broken Windows" (tags)
Homeless Activists in LA dive bomb City Attorney's Press Conference exposing LAPD "Broken Windows" mass arrests. Group demands meeting with Mayor Villariagosa.
Homeless Activists Denounce Delgadillo at Press Confrence; expose LAPD’s "Broken Wind (tags)
Homeless Activists in LA dive bomb City Attorney's Press Conference exposing LAPD "Broken Windows" mass arrests. Group demands meeting with Mayor Villariagosa. (video, 3 minutes)
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.
Frank Gehry and LA’s New Downtown (tags)
Photo by Frank Gehry Partners. The future of downtown Los Angeles? Billionaire real estate developers have unveiled a plan to "remake" downtown Los Angeles. Artist Mark Vallen gives us the details. Reprinted from Vallen's weblog: www.art-for-a-change.com/blog (Tuesday, April 25, 2006).
Santa Monica Starts Massive New Push for Anti-Homeless Laws (tags)
With election of "Bobby Shriver" --brother of Maria Shriver, and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's wife --Homeless People in Santa Monica are Facing What May be the Single Biggest Push in the Nation to Pass a Massive Wave of New Anti-Homeless Laws.
Los Angeles and the people who live on Skid Row ... help us to help them (tags)
Thousands of homeless families and drug addicts live on Skid Row in Los Angeles. We are there to help.