The Uber-fication of the Democratic Party (tags)
For decades, the Democrats have been the workingperson's party, but no longer. Many important muck-e-mucks have abandoned the beleaguered worker.
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.
Eric Garcetti Allows Destruction of 40 Protected Trees (tags)
Over the strong objection of constituents, Eric Garcetti (district 13) approved a rezoning of land, part of a wildlife corridor in Echo Park-Elysian Park, from three to 15 houses and gave developers special permission to cut down 40 protected trees. Garcetti's environmental legacy also includes siding with developer Ralph Horowitz and Councilwoman Jan Perry regarding the South Central Farm. Twenty years ago, another pro-development Councilmember, Michael Woo, ran for Mayor--as Garcetti is now doing--but was opposed by a formidable group called Citizens for Anyone but Woo. Hopefully 2012/2013 will see Anyone but Garcetti.
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.
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.
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).
LA Housing and Community Activists Protest Eric Garcetti (tags)
June 17th march and protest about the LA rent freeze.
AWARE-LA INDUCTION OF OFFICERS , DEC. 8, 2009 AT FACLA SOCIAL HALL (tags)
The Association of Widows, Relatives and Advocates for Equality (AWARE) based in Los Angeles marked the 68th year of the start of the Second World War and Pearl Harbor Day , December 7, 1841 with the induction of their new set of officers last December 8, 2009 The induction and dance party was held at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) Social Hall last December 8, 2009 at 12;00 noon. AWARE,was formed with the help of JFAV.
MONDAY PROTEST for Rent Control (tags)
Tenants and Activists protest at City Hall against Slumlords, Gentrification- Call on Councilman Eric Garcetti to defend Rent Control
7th Annual Veterans Day Parade Held in Historic Filipinotown (tags)
What Do We Want, Equity, When do we want it? NOW!! Hundreds of Filipino American youth together with the Filipino World War II Veterans marched through the streets of Historic Filipintown to protest the 61 years of injustice and inequities. The 7th Annual Veterans Day march-parade was held by the Justice For Filipino Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of students,youth and veterans groups. The parade was held for the eight straight year and is sponsored by the Office of Councilmember Eric Garcetti
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.
Thousands Marched and Rallied to Take Back Macarthur Park (tags)
More than 25,000 immigrants and their advocates marched Thursday to take back Macarthur Park after more than two weeks of meetings, hearings, plannings and filing of class action suits against the LAPD. But the supposed to be an indignation rally against the ALPD was turned into a call for legalization for the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants. This came at the heels at the US Senate coming into a compromise for a supposed to be a “comprehensive immigration reform bill that will provide for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the United States.
25,000 March /Rally Renews Call for Immigrant rights: more than 20,000 Took Back Macarthur (tags)
[Editors' note: this article includes several uncited quotations from today's LA Times article "Park rally renews call for rights." In addition, the claim of 20-25,000 people seems to us to be (unfortunately) wishful thinking. We note that the rally at the church was confined by police to one full city block, and the number of people assembled in the Park before the march arrived was a similar number. We ask all contributors to LA Indymedia to please clearly indicate any and all quotes from other sources, and be realistic in your crowd estimates. Thank you.]
Immigrants and their advocated returned to the streets for the first time since May Day with Latino elected officials in tow, escorted by the LAPD who piggy backed for “public relations” during the march/rally to erase police brutality. More than 25,000 immigrant rights activists marched Thursday to Macarthur Park to again call for a path to citizenship for the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants. The Filipino contingent led by the Pilipino Workers Center and the AJLPP attended by scores of youth activists was very prominent in the march waving Filipino flags and charting MAKIBAKA, HUWAG MATAKOT! . Waving Mexican, Salvadorian, Honduran, Filipino and American flags and signs reading "No to Deportation," and calling for genuine legalization, about 25,000 marchers gathered about 6 p.m. for a brief rally in front of Immanuel Presbyterian Church on Wilshire Boulevard before heading to the park several blocks away.
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.
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.
Two Farm Stories (tags)
A couple links to important stories.
3/15: Los Angeles Community/Activist Event to End the War on Iraq, Bring Troops Home! (tags)
Three Years Too Many! At the wake of the Third Anniversary of the Iraq War, this is a community event to highlight the local costs of the war and how we can involve for the up-coming local peace and justice movements.
Plan to Restore Streetcars in Angelino Heights (tags)
"More than 27 other cities across our country have installed similar trolley lines. It's about time that Los Angeles catches up." -- Bruce Lash, president Angelino Heights Trolley Line, Inc.
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.
Help Save the South Central Framers (tags)
Help Save the South Central Framers
South Central Farmers injunction to save community garden is reversed by Court of Appeals- (tags)
On June 30, 2005, the Court of Appeal reversed the Superior Court’s order granting the preliminary injunction. The South Central Farmers Feeding Families have 40 days from June 30 to petition the California Supreme Court to review the Court of Appeal’s ruling. If the Supreme Court declines to hear the case, the urban garden will be demolished in about three months. Concerned supporters our community is devastated by this result and we need your support. In the same manner that the Zapatista in Chiapas are being attack so will we. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has already begun to dismantle our leadership through low intensity cointel-pro strategies. We need you all to call and write letters to the following people we have attached.....
Save L.A.'s Cultural Affairs Department! (tags)
Action Alert! The Arts as Collateral Damage DON'T LET THE BURGHERS OF LOS ANGELES GRIND THE ARTS INTO MAD-COW HAMBURGER. TAKE ACTION, NOW! Everyone receiving this Email has been positively impacted by The City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department (CAD). You've attended events funded by CAD; seen art works that would otherwise never have existed; perhaps received a grant to make or present art; benefited by services and art made by organizations funded by CAD; and maybe even fought a good fight with or against them. You have certainly benefited from their efforts.
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