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L.A. Participates in Protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline (part 1) (tags)

A report back and photo coverage (part 1) of a march and rally held in Los Angeles on February 17, in solidarity with the protest in Washington, DC.

LADWP pulls leases under dry lake air monitors (tags)

They’re still doing it. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has, for decades, used its land ownership to manipulate life in the Owens Valley. The latest DWP maneuver cancels leases for land under three of the Air Pollution Control District’s Owens Dry Lake air monitors. LADWP doesn’t like what the air monitors are showing.

FRACKIN' in Baldwin Hills to Earthquake US ? huh? (tags)

The news is coming out in LA too..FRACKING...the drilling into 'shale' with chemical polluted water [wasting water by more than bucketfulls, by more than waterfallfulls] is happening in our own back yard, but where ? not far from our LAX airport - in Baldwin Hills. Scientific evidence is IN - fracking [sounds similar to f--king of the evil not pleasant kind] is correlated to EARTHQUAKES and our San Andreas is complaining loudly that he wants to burst out again, not only to warn us, but destroy parts of us too.

Owens Lake Reminders for SNWA Pipeline’s Water Grab from Northern Aquifers (tags)

The recent decision by the NV State Engineer to support the SNWA's proposed pipeline follows the same tactics used by San Fernando Valley developers who removed water from Owens Lake and Valley by using deception and purchasing land and favors from government officials.

Protecting Sacred Sites: The Kuruvungna Springs (tags)

WEST LOS ANGELES – February 4, 2012 - Just one block South of a very urban section of Wilshire Blvd with 40 story high-rise buildings and often grid locked streets sits the Kuruvungna Springs. The Springs are on a part of the University High School campus. The Springs and the surrounding area were once the site of a Tongva village.

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.

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).

SCF to Occupy LA City Hall (tags)

Farmers Join with Central–Alameda Residents and OccupyLA To Halt Sale of Last Piece of Urban Farm

Report: The Indigenous Committee at Occupy LA (tags)

Indigenous people around the country are making their voices heard at occupations. Here in LA (occupied Yangna), the Indigenous Committee has been imparting many of these views in a local context.

Public Comment Needed on SNWA Snake Valley Pipeline to Vegas! (tags)

Another chance for members of the public to comment to the BLM and share their views on the proposed SNWA pipeline from Snake and Spring Valley aquifers to the Las Vegas region. Please request the BLM take the NO ACTION alternative and deny the pipeline access across public lands held by the BLM. We do not need any more aquifers being overdrafted for extra golf courses and suburban sprawl development (ie., Coyote Springs from Harvey Whittemore), we need flowing springs and seeps for our ecosystems!

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

“Innocents Abroad” Trek from San Diego to Gaza (tags)

When Larry Hampshire, Faith Attaguile and Hany El-Saldany signed on with an international convoy bringing supplies and vehicles to the people of the occupied Palestinian province of Gaza, they had so little insight into what they were getting into that they called their program “Innocents Abroad” when they reported on their experience to the Peace and Democracy Action Group of the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest May 6. They faced opposition mostly from the government of Egypt — including a police riot, the confiscation of their passports and the arrest of seven members — but they also had strong support from the people in the countries they went through, especially in the Middle East (Turkey, Syria, Jordan). Their presentation sparked a wide-ranging discussion about the prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian peace and whether the so-called “two-state solution” (a separate Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza next to Israel) is still practical or desirable.

"Guerilla Gardening and Learn to Grow Your Own Urban Food" @ L.A. Greens for Earth Day (tags)

Celebrate Earth Day with L.A. Greens: Vegetarian potluck and 3 guest speakers: "Guerilla Gardening and Learn to Grow Your Own Urban Food." Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 7pm, Peace Center, 8124 W. Third St., Los Angeles

Atenco PRESENTE!! en California (tags)

Leonel Rivero, abogado y defendor de presos politicos de Atenco en una gira al California. 10 de deciembre---PROTESTA INTERNACIONAL POR LA LIBERTAD DE LOS PRESOS DE ATENCO.

Revolutionary Autonomous Communities' Food Program (tags)

The Revolutionary Autonomous Communities (RAC), has created a food program where we are empowering ourselves and others to become self-sustainable.

Los Angeles Hondurans Demonstrate for Zelaya Return, Condemn Killings by Military. (tags)

LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2009 –Local Hondurans are gathering at Mac Arthur Park in the heart of Los Angeles’ Central American immigrant community to protest the Military’s killing of protesters at the Tegucigalpa airport and to demand his return to office.

Never Forever 21 Action: Round 3 4/25/09 (tags)

The South Central Farm is the people's land, given to us by Mayor Tom Bradley, in 1993 after the Los Angeles Uprising. The people built an inner-city paradise, the nation's largest urban farm. In 2006, Mayor Bradley's promise was broken: the Los Angeles City Council took the land away and gave it to a developer to build a mammoth shipping center for the sweatshop clothing manufacturer Forever 21. We're here today to tell Forever 21 that we won't work for sweatshops, that we are Farmers. We are the people: the Farm is our land!

Act Now to stop the militarization of public lands! Jan 31 deadline (tags)

INLAND EMPIRE - January 25, 2009 The Marines want to use 188,000 acres of our desert for "live-fire training and maneuvering exercises."

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.

Saving the South Central Farm: Listening to the Land (tags)

To many, it looked like the Struggle to Save the South Central Farm was defeated, a dream buried beneath the treads of the bulldozers that plowed the Farm under following the brutal invasion of an army of LA County Sheriffs crushed the resistor's encampment, turning the land from a liberated zone into an oppressive, occupied one. But all that could change. Here's why, and how you can help make it change.

South Central Farm Shows Alternative to Industrial Ag's Monocultura (tags)

The farming methods using crop diversity were evidenced at south central farm prior to the destruction by the L.A. Sheriff's bulldozers. SC farm's 'milpa' method is our escape from dependency on increasingly toxic petrochemicals used by industrial agribusiness monoculture plantations.

VIDEOS: South Central Farm - Feinstein, Piera-Avila oppose warehouse at Farm (tags)

testimony at LA City Hall to support South Central Farm

Blackwater California Bid is Withdrawn (tags)

Blackwater Worldwide dropped its plans yesterday to build a military and law enforcement training camp in East County, San Diego, ending a storm of controversy over the security contractor's presence in the county.

Hidden Oasis Threatened by Development (tags)

A wildlife corridor in Echo Park is threatened by development. On Wednesday, November 14th, there will be a public hearing at City Hall concerning the developer's request for “a Small Lot Subdivision - from 3 into 16 lots and a zone change from R1 to RD6 rezoning.” It will take place in room 1020 at 10:30am. The issue will also be addressed at the Greater Echo Park Neighborhood Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 13th, 7pm at Logan Street School (1711 West Montana).

South Central Farm: Encampment Reunion 2007 (tags)

LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2007 – One year to the day after the forced evictions of the South Central Farmers from their land by a small army of Sheriffs and LAPD the farmers held a reunion in the streets outside the now barren land.

The South Central Farm: The Struggle Continues (tags)

June 13, 2007: Today is the one-year anniversary of the eviction at the South Central Farm. A reunion was held just outside the now-barren farm space. Throughout the evening, the continued determination to restore the farm was emphasized repeatedly.

South Central Farmers: Displaced, NOT Defeated (tags)

This month marks the one year anniversary of the brutal and violent eviction of the South Central Farmers. Today, they gather for a special monthly gatheringi at their Tianguis to reflect and celebrate moving forward.

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.

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

National Latino Congreso Delegates put Councilperson Jan Perry on Notice (tags)

Delegates unanimously endorsed a resolution specifically calling for the City of Los Angeles, City Attorney, Councilperson Perry, Mr. Horowitz to 1) drop all charges against the non-violent civil resisters; 2) for Councilperson Perry to cease her political black mail of Mr. Horowitz, and 3) that all parties should come to the table and negotiate “in good faith” to restore the South Central Farm to the South Central Farmers and the community.

Was Destruction of South Central Farm a Crime? (tags)

California state law provides for prosecution for destroying "standing crops"

Report Back: South Central Farmers 2nd Day in Court. (tags)

Attorneys for the farmers and the attorneys for the Horowitz and the city made their opening statements today to Judge Helen Bendix of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

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.

South Central Farmers Have Good First Day in Court (tags)

The judge in the case waived Horowitz motions to dismiss the case so the hearings will go forward. The judge also accepted the language of the farmers claim which forms the basis of the farmers case against Horowitz and the city.

Paid Thug Attacks SCF Supporter (tags)

Horowitz' rent a cop attacks supporter of South Central Farmers.

Visiting the SCF: Report Back (tags)

Impressions from my second visit to the farm (I'm from Sonoma County)

MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY FROM VENEZUELA WITH THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS (tags)

Statement of solidarity from Venezuela with the South Central Farmers obtained through a transmission made between Los Angeles and two Venezuelan radios: Radio Nacional , and radio YVKE/MUNDIAL as part of the international solidarity events to take place between July 7 and July 10, 2006.

"WE ARE FARMERS, NOT GARDENERS" (tags)

To say that we are gente de maiz – people of maize -- is to say that we are one: the people, the land and the maize (chile, frijol & nopal, too) are all one.

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~

The Language of Life: Reflections on the South Central Farm (tags)

"...The root cause of the problems that threaten life on earth is the concept of land title acquired and maintained by force. Since modern civilization is based on this concept, it does not hold the key to peace." - Hopi Elder Martin Gashweseoma

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.

Response to the L.A. Times' Steve Lopez's trashing of Farm supporters. (tags)

In this piece I address the many errors and generally shoddy reporting in Steve Lopez L.A. Times column about the "eviction" on June 14, 2006

Horowitz Unleashes Sheriff (tags)

South Central Farmers learn bittler lesson of the role of the courts and politicians.

SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS: Media Advisory (tags)

SOUTH CENTRAL FARM: Annenberg Foundation Makes Offer to Developer to Buy Land (tags)

The Annenberg Foundation made a surprise announcement today that they have made a proposal directly to developer Ralph Horowitz to buy the land on behalf of the farmers.

The Developer vs. the Nation's Largest Urban Farm (tags)

The Battle for South Central Farm By RALPH NADER

a vicious campaign of calumny (tags)

Taking time out from organizing today's visits to the South Central Farm by Ralph Nadar, Peter Camejo, and Donna Warren, Dele Aileman, co-coordinator of the South Central Farmers, issued a statement in response to concerns that African-Americans are not among the Farmers working the land. First, he noted the appearance at the Farm of Danny Glover, Evelyn Knight, and Maxine Waters, the highest ranking government official to walk on the farmland. Then he continued:

Tell MoveOn to help raise funds for the South Central Farm (tags)

If enough people vote for the proposal for MoveOn to help the farm, it could expadite the fundraising.

On an Altar of Dust: Lessons from the Farm (tags)

She thinks, “This is all we need: Land and community. It doesn’t matter what we believe, or what our differences are; if we can listen, the land itself will teach us what we need to know.”

Protest May 26 (tags)

Protest!! Demonstration against Mexican President Vicente Fox!! Bring your Signs!! Your Angst!!

Hope Springs . . . at the South Central Farm (tags)

Last month, the Trust for Public Land negotiated purchase option with developer Ralph Horowitz that depended on the City coming up with a $5M match for $6M raised by the South Central Farm. Five days ago, the City reneged on the deal. Friday, with three days left, the Farmers and their supporters, ever hopeful, demanded that Mayor Villaraigosa step up to support the Farm.

Atenco No Está Solo (tags)

Protestors rally near the City of Industry to fight a government-corporate land grab in the small Mexican town of San Salvador Atenco.

18 Days Left to Save The South Central Farm (tags)

There are only 18 days left to fundraise for the Purchase of the South Central Farm. If the money is not raised Horrowitz has already gotten the court order to begin eviction as soon as this purchase option fails. He has more interest in having fail because he stands to make up to 25 million dollars if he sells the land to other developers.

THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND SECURES OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)

After a contentious three-year land-use battle that made news around the world, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) has secured an opportunity to save the Farm.

Tax Deductible Donation to Save the South Central Farm (tags)

We are still under threat of eviction if we don't raise some of the money to help purchase the farm away from Horrorwitz.

Update on the current situation of the South Central Farm (tags)

Update on the current situation of the South Central Farm

SCFs, Zack de La Rocha, Julia Butterfly, and supporters at City Hall tomorrow 9am (tags)

SCFs, Zack de La Rocha, Julia Butterfly, and supporters at City Hall tomorrow 9am....

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.

The Farmers Hold Their Ground (tags)

and tell the Mayor and City Council, "Thanks, but no thanks" to private buyers

Don't send Mayor McQueso $$--put PRESSURE on him (tags)

SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)

On Friday February 3, Members of the community staged a protest in front of the Brentwood offices of Ralph Horowitz , demanding that he void the sale from the city of the 14 acre farm at 41st and Alameda. This is the statement that was read to the press.

Solidarity Action in Boston for the South Central Farmers (tags)

Coast to Coast Solidarity with the South Central Farmers.

Save the South Central Farmers! - Protest at the Office of Ralph Horowitz (tags)

Save the South Central Farmers!

BUY NOTHING DAY SPECIAL SCREENING (tags)

-Celebrate Buy Nothing Day with two kick-ass, anti-capitalist sci-fi gems! -Enjoy this free screening under the stars at one of LA’s greatest treasures: The South Central Farm! -Avoid the shopping malls! Avoid your annoying family on the holidays!

From South Central to Palestine: Land Confiscation knows no borders (tags)

Making connections between South Central and Palestine

Why the South Cent (tags)

The time is NOW--the urgency is BOILING over, to make a stand for LAND and DIGNITY.

SOS Plans Return to Baldwin Park (tags)

SOS to return to Baldwin Park July 31st, 2005

Baldwin Park 2: Statement of a Harmony Keeper (tags)

In Honor of All of you who made Baldwin Park 2 a unified and potent expression of the heart and will of our People .

Baldwin Park 2: La reconquista continúa (tags)

Report from the second invasion of Baldwin Park

The Battle of Baldwin Park: Land, Genocide, Memory and Denial (tags)

How the story of Tongva medicine woman Toipurinah embodies the spirit of the struggle for the Danzas Indigenas monument in Baldwin Park , the struggle for the Earth and the land, and for our souls.

A Reply to the SOS *********** (tags)

A Chican@ / Indigenist reply to the threats of impending "civil war" by the Euro-racist organization "Save Our State."

South Central Farmers (tags)

There’s a farm in the middle of the city! A real farm; where people grow food to eat and plants to heal. A place where people feel connected to the earth and to their community.

This Land Is Your Land documnetary screening (tags)

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND shows that every person can make a difference, even when pitted against the enormous powers of big business. This funny and moving documentary criss-crosses the United States, interviewing experts and individuals about corporate influence on everyday life, hears how people feel their own lives have been affected, and looks at some of the brave, compelling and sometime hilarious ways in which individuals and communities are reacting.

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND screens in LA (tags)

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND shows that every person can make a difference, even when pitted against the enormous powers of big business. This funny and moving documentary criss-crosses the United States, interviewing experts and individuals about corporate influence on everyday life, hears how people feel their own lives have been affected, and looks at some of the brave, compelling and sometime hilarious ways in which individuals and communities are reacting.

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL SANTA MONICA (tags)

This Santa Monica candlelight vigil was one of many held around the United States tonight to honor men and women, soldiers and civilians, who have lost their lives in the war in Iraq.

RESPONSE TO GERALD A. GERASH, LA GREEN PARTY, RE OAKLAND "ANTI-SEMITISM" CONFER (tags)

Will the Green Party become Zionist-occupied territory too? It will if Gerald A. Gerash of the L.A. Green Party has anything to do with it -- complete with Zionist mudslinging and character assassination against anyone who ever dares to criticize Israel or its ethnochauvinistic state ideology -- and, of course, complete with the usual promiscuous charges of "anti-Semitism".

Action Alert - Western Shoshone: War not just in Iraq (tags)

Crescent Valley, NV - The United States Congressmen are mirroring the same deceptive tactics in Western Shoshone territory in Nevada as in Iraq, said Western Shoshone as legislation was pushed to compensate tribal members for Aboriginal land in an effort to seize it and open it up for mining, energy and nuclear corporations. While Western Shoshone maintain their Aboriginal land claim secured by the Treaty of Ruby Valley of 1863, their sacred Yucca Mountain is being gutted for nuclear dumping, their horses and cattle seized to make way for geothermal industries and the earth mutilated for gold extraction. "If the war on terrorism is about protecting this country, then why is our own government trying to take away our homelands?" said Mary McCloud, Western Shoshone elder.

return Medicine Lake to native people (tags)

Calpine's proposal for geothermal drilling of Medicine Lake was pulled from the agenda in Sac Water Quality meeting. Now would be a good time to find a way to protect the healing waters of Medicine Lake before Calpine tries again to push development (they will, nature of the corporate beast)

Tracking Bush in LA (tags)

The president is scheduled to land at the Los Angeles International Airport in Air Force One shortly before 1:00 p.m

Occupied Territory CA Anarchist Gathering Fresno June 04 (tags)

Occupied Territory is an anarchist gathering happeing in Fresno 2004 June 18-20. The gathering wil focus on local and regional collectives, building an autonomous village, and creating dialog for greater organization.

Market Forces Fed SoCal Flames (tags)

Mike Davis on the wildfires in Southern California "A market-driven recipe for disaster"

Environmental racism and petroleum (tags)

Environmental racism is injustice against people of color from polluting industries. The smog from oil refineries and petroleum combustion after GM/Ford paved over LA's trolley trax causes more traffic, more smog, more asthma.

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