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Southern California Joins Worldwide Wave Of Action (tags)

Korean War Anniversary ignites Youth Protest in Hollywood (tags)

Youth organizations from Los Angeles and Orange County are participating in the World Peace Youth Walk in Hollywood. The march is hosted by the International Peace Youth Group for World Peace and Restoration, Los Angeles branch and is a part of a global movement of peace rallies held around the world today by over 120 youth organizations. The start of the movement began on May 25, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea which gathered over 27,000 youth to rally for peace and hear the Declaration of Peace.

Santa Ana Police Department: taking payoffs to jail the innocent (tags)

In Santa Ana, real criminals never need fear arrest as police get $ to arrest law-abiding fathers, brothers, sisters, and children who have committed no crime except for failing to have their proof of citizenship. Do you have yours?

Bob Barker Spearheads New Campaign on Elephant Rides as LA City Considers Ban (tags)

Bob Barker assists ADI in their nationwide initiative to ban the use of elephants for entertainment through a new documentary, "No Fun For Elephants."

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.

Isabel Avila's "Parallel Worlds" at the Vincent Price Art Museum (tags)

In her first solo exhibit, photographer (and contributor to LA IndyMedia) Isabel Avila explores the dual identities of Native American and Mexican American cultures, emphasizing people active in their communities. Avila's photographs, taken over the last few years, are complimented by video discussions, many featuring her photo subjects but also additional people, including Gloria Arellanes, one of the early Brown Berets and member of the Tongva community. (Excerpts of these dialogs can be found further down in this article.) The free exhibit is currently at the Vincent Price Museum through December 8. It will then then relocate to Rancho Cucamonga's Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art and run from January 22 – March 16, 2013. (Location details within the article.)

Former Orange County Senator Mired in New Controversy (tags)

Dunn has been embroiled in separate controversies dealing with various not for profit entities, to wit, CaliforniaALL, Voice of OC, and UCI Foundation.

"This Is What a Police State Looks Like" (tags)

Protestors confront Anaheim's notorious killer cops.

Anaheim PD Chief Hints ‘Outside Agitators’ and ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Caused 'Civil Unrest' (tags)

Anaheim City Officials, including Police Chief John Welters, are resorting to the convenient scapegoat of blaming “outside agitators” for the “civil unrest” that took place on the streets outside City Hall last Tuesday night.

Concerned Residents being Demonized as "Rioters" (tags)

An op-ed about the media treatment of people protesting.

Opponents of Corrupt "Trade" Agreement Stage March, Rally July 7 (tags)

About 200 opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the so-called "trade" agreement that has been negotiated in secret between government and corporate representatives, marched on the Bayfront Hilton Hotel in San Diego July 7 during the most recent round of TPP talks. The march and rally finished a week of events protesting the secret negotiations of a corporate-welfare treaty under the guise of "free trade."

Rights of Bicyclists on U.S. Interstates in California and Beyond (tags)

Bicycles have the same rights to public roadways as do motor vehicles, and bicycles should be allowed anywhere on the U.S. interstate system if they so choose. Preventing bicyclists from using the interstate system safely and at their own discretion by issuing outrageous tickets ($200.00) violates the U.S. Constitution right to unrestricted travel.

Gustavo Arellano: How Mexican Food Conquered the U.S. (tags)

Gustavo Arellano, who in the last decade has risen from food editor at the O.C. Weekly in Orange County to investigative reporter at the paper and author of the popular syndicated column “¡Ask a Mexican!,” a witty send-up of anti-Mexican stereotypes published in at least 38 media outlets, came to San Diego April 11 to promote his latest book, "Taco U.S.A.: How Mexican Food Conquered America."

Homeless persons have no value to the authorities (tags)

Considering that the authorities of Orange County believe that it is a fair deal to offer the same amount of reward money for the arrest and conviction of a serial killer of homeless men, as some people are being rewarded for finding a lost dog, or lost cat, it is evident that homeless persons truly have no value to the authorities.

L.A. PORT POLICE & L.A. COUNTY SHERIFF CONSPIRE IN KIDNAPPING OF CARPENTER (tags)

L.A. Port Police & L.A. County Sheriff conspire with kidnappers to allow kidnapping of local carpenter. The kidnapper's unregistered firearm was confiscated by Port Police who returned it to them with the victim in their car.

Serial Killer Targets Homeless Men in Orange County (tags)

Three transient men have been stabbed to death in Orange County, Calif., in the last three weeks by a killer who may be on a vendetta against the homeless or is homeless himself.

Occupy LA court house action (tags)

OLA organizers and protesters march to the Court house in Los Angeles

The Irvine 11: Guilty of Being Muslims in America (tags)

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Police killing of Kelly Thomas rattles Fullerton (tags)

Thomas was a 37-year-old schizophrenic homeless man who died in a hospital after a violent July 5 run-in with Fullerton police next to the Fullerton Transportation Center. Police officers confronted Thomas after a call about an individual breaking into cars in downtown Fullerton. According to witness accounts, six officers used force against Thomas resulting in what appears to be a brutal beating at the hands of law enforcement. Thomas was taken off life support five days after the encounter. According to his family, Thomas battled with schizophrenia and he voluntarily drifted the streets of Fullerton and nearby cities. In the weeks following his tragic death, a community unites for justice.

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!

Fullerton Police Chief, D.A. Cover Up Kelly Thomas Death from Police Beating (tags)

The death of homeless man Kelly Thomas at the hands of Fullerton police following a severe beating remains "uncertain", according to the Orange County coroner. When a human is beaten into a coma by a gang of cops and then dies only a few days later in the hospital, we can only "guess" at what happened (DUH!). However, it appears that the Orange County D.A. investigator Stan Berry is close friends with Fullerton police Chief Sellers, this could explain the "uncertainty" coming from the OC coroner and the D.A's failure to contact eyewitnesses present when Kelly Thomas was beaten by Fullerton police.

Need overwhelms Southern California food pantries (tags)

Los Angeles and Orange Counties, long known as centers of Southern California wealth and glamour, are now home to more than half a million people seeking help from food pantries.

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!

The Socialist Party CA Presents an Evening With Black Panther Party Founder, Bobby Seale (tags)

On June 25th, the Socialist Party of California will host a special evening in Los Angeles with Bobby Seale, the Founder of the Black Panther Party. This event is open to the public.

Controversy Comes to Villa Park (tags)

Protesters demonstrate against Anti-Muslim statements made by Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly.

SoCal Connected Profiles The Unintended Consequences of U.S. Immigration Policy (tags)

This Thursday, SoCal Connected will air a 30 minute special report titled “A Border Between Them” highlighting the present struggles of the Morales Family; torn apart by U.S. immigration policy.

Sexual Harassment and Violence at Orange County’s Democratic Party (tags)

Democratic women ready to fight back against the climate of violence

Mimi Soltysik Becomes New Chair for Socialist Party of California (tags)

Mimi Soltysik says building the membership within the Socialist Party of California is his primary goal for 2011. “I am looking for people who are ready for change; the unemployed, college students paying too much for tuitions, seniors who a struggling to survive, anti-Democrats and anti-Republicans, the anti-capitalists and those willing to join the struggle to end U.S. imperialism. My request is simple, Join Us.”

Orange County Judges Allows Violent Batterer to Sell Victims Property (tags)

In Orange County, justice is upside down and backwards in family court

Korean Guitar Workers to Protest at Music Instruments Trade Show in Anaheim (tags)

Guitar workers who used to work for Cort Guitars are demanding justice. They are protesting at the NAMM trade show in Anaheim, Jan. 13 to 16.

Orange County Heroes Reach Out to Homeless (tags)

The Orange County's homeless population is hungry and in need of shelter. While some heroes help, why isn't everyone?

Domestic Violence: A Never Ending Horror Story in Orange County (tags)

Survival is a daily struggle for Orange County domestic violence victims

Laura Wells, GP Candidate for Gov in L.A. (tags)

Laura Wells, Green Party candidate for Governor of California Will be in Los Angeles today at the Black Panther 44th Anniversary celebration, 6120 S. Vermont (61ST & Vermont) at noon.

Pro Bono/Low Cost Representation to the Needy Does NOT Exist in Orange County (tags)

In one Southern California County, low cost or pro bono services from the legal community simply don't exist.

Letter from Traci to Mina and Malcom (tags)

Note; We published the letter of Traci to the family of John Delloro, a union leader who passed away unexpectedly. We pay tribute to this great guy -Editors) Saturday, June 5, 2010 Dearest Mina and Malcolm, I'm sure this finds you alongside a large pile of notes, letters, and cards on your dad for you and your mom. I wanted to share some thoughts with you - thoughts that will surely live among an infinite number of countless stories that so many of us out here in the world have about your dad. I hope they all reach you, hold and lift you with the love we have for him and all of you. This is just one of an innumerable many.

BREAKING: Civil disobedience at Santa Ana ICE detention facility (tags)

10:45 AM - Eight immigrants rights activists have locked down in the street in front of the Orange County ICE detention facility, located in the City of Santa Ana.

Orange County Continues to be Domestic Violence Capital of America (tags)

In Orange County battered women have no place to turn. Often their abusers get all the support.

No Safe Escape for Orange County’s Domestic Violence Victims (tags)

In Santa Ana, Mission Viejo and other Orange County Cities, abuse is excusable. Being a Woman is Not.

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.

Queremos justicia: Pueblo rechazó presencia del alguacil Arpaio en Condado de Orange (tags)

Jueves, el 6 de noviembre, 2009

ANAHEIM--La llegada del alguacil anti-inmigrante Joe Arpaio a un evento de campaña del candidato Bill Hunt, quien se está postulando para el puesto de alguacil del Condado de Orange, fue el motor por la llegada de alrededor de cien personas que lo recibieron con una protesta musical.

The Hidden Theft at KPFK and the Ongoing Firings, Purges and Bannings: You're Next???? (tags)

An analysis of why KPFK sounds different, and why it's losing listeners (and money).

OC Education Not Incarceration Community Forum (tags)

End Criminilization of Youth, of People of Color! Of our communities! En El Condado de la Naranja, and abroad!!! ICE/Migra versus Workers, OC Police abuse, harassment, and Beating and Killing of Mothers, Fathers, youth, Unarmed Residents and Citizens, Cutting Jobs, Education, and Healthcare while Funding More Wars, More Overthrows of Democracies in Mexico and Latin America; More bottomless bailouts for banks, insurances, and war and violence companies, while more people lose healthcare access as their taxes build more Prisons and Prison Healthcare. End Genocide in the hood!!!

No community support for $30M Discovery Center at EIR meeting (tags)

The Friends of the Whittier Narrows Natural Area is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the preservation of the Whittier Narrows Natural Area and neighboring lands as open space corridors. We promote and assist with restoration and educational uses of the Natural Area that are compatible with the conservation of plant and animal habitat and migration, historical resources, water quality, and public health and safety.

Fuera Fox de UCI! Money for education, not repression! (tags)

Protests against Vicente Fox at UCI on April 8

Prosecutors, Cops and Judges: Ready to Ditch California’s Death Penalty (tags)

In opinion pieces that appeared in papers across California last year, former prosecutors, judges and law enforcement officers raised their voices to declare: enough already, it’s time to ditch the death penalty. Let’s consider what they had to say.

Don’t Let Them Get Away with the Murder of Julian Alexander...Turn Grief into Resistance (tags)

Another Young Black Man Killed by Police in Cold Blood

20,000 People March in L.A. To Demand Overturn Prop. 8! (tags)

Over 20,000 people came from all over Southern California to unite with a single voice to demand civil rights and marriage equality. It was one of the largest--possibly the single largest--pro-LGBT rally in Los Angeles' history. The rally was initiated and led by the ANSWER Coalition and the L.A. Coalition for Equal Marriage Rights.

Ex-Sheriff Michael Carona's Corruption Trail started today (tags)

Federal lawsuit alleges O.C. Sheriff Mike Carona Trafficked in Drugs (tags)

According to documents obtained by the Laguna Journal Soderstrom delivered cocaine and cash to Carona, who resigned in January to face federal corruption charges. The suit said that on one occasion Carona tested the cocaine by taking a pinch with his fingers and inhaling it.

Women's Transitional Living Center Emergency Fundraiser (tags)

Women who have been victims of domestic violence or human trafficking could be the latest victim's of the state's budget stalemate. The budget deadlock threatens a women's shelter that's giving them refuge.

OC Civil Forum Induces Protests (tags)

Protesters gather in Orange County to make the presidential cadidates hear their voices August 16, 2008.

Ex Sheriff Carona’s crony Freddie Glusman arrested (tags)

Fred Glusman owns The Ritz in Newport Beach and Pieros in Las Vegas. Its rumored that Rick Rizzolo and some of his mobster friends frequent the restaurant and may have hidden interests in the enterprise.

Driving 55 MPH: An Experiment on S. California Fwys (tags)

GAS FACT: Slowing from 75 to 55 mph boosts gas mileage 33 percent in both sedans & large SUVs. On Sunday, July 6, 2008, I set my cruise control to 55 mph, turned on my Flip video camera, & entered the south-bound 101 Freeway at the base of the Conejo Gade in Camarillo, California. I filmed for over one hour, traveling toward Orange County. My quest? To see if fellow motorists were saving gas & cash by driving 55 mph. And my findings? Watch the following video.....................................

Same-Sex Marriages: Orange County, California, USA (tags)

SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: June 17, 2008, After the California State Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal, couples eagerly waited in line to be married at the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana, California.

Disgust in Senate Dist. 23 with Both Candidates, Levine and Pavley, Goes Off Scale (tags)

To replace a great senator in California History, Sheila Kuehl, voters have a choice of two sleaze bags that both belong in Orange County.

Santa Ana Labor Rally: HEY, ARNOLD! NO BUDGET CUTS! (tags)

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FBI, California Attorney General Investigating Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. (tags)

The investigations are expected to not only look into the death of John Derek Chamberlain and determine if his civil rights were violated but is expected to probe much deeper into the over all possible misconduct of the Sheriff’s dept in general.

Shameful Defeat for SOS/Minutemen in Ventura County! (tags)

The Minutemen had a hard time selling their brand of anti-human agitation in Ventura County. The Frente Contra las Redadas del Condado de Ventura successfully delivered a "stealth upper-cut" by organizing a community response to this incursion by racists from Orange, San Berdu, etc.

Orange County Candlelight Vigil for 4,000 Fallen (tags)

VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK, ORANGE, CA USA: Military Families Speak Out, Gold Star Families, Iraq Veterans Against the War, & supporters gathered together on March 24, 2008, for a candlelight vigil to both remember and honor the fallen and raise public awareness of the needless loss of lives in the United States' unConstitutional occupation of Iraq.------------------------------ EXCELLENT ARTICLE AND VIDEO OF THE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/killed-lemieux-orange-2005062-war-soldiers

Orange County: Candlelight Vigil Marking 4,000th Death (tags)

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Orange County Peace Coalition: How Many More? Silent Peace March video (tags)

Huntington Beach, CA: On a sunny, windy Huntington Beach afternoon, members of the Orange County Peace Coalition and their supporters held a SILENT peace march along one of Huntington Beach's busiest streets. Pro-peace folk of all ages participated in the march. Enjoy. df, mom, educator, activist, PEACE www.ocpeace.org

Candlelight Vigil (tags)

Code Pink OC Chapter will be hosting a Candlelight Vigil to commemorate the 5th Anniversary of the start of the Iraq war!

Part 2, "How Many More? Resist, Resist the War!" OCPC. ORG (tags)

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Controversial KPFK Talk Show Host Ian Masters Raises Doubts of Knowledge of the Middle Eas (tags)

Masters didn't know a basic fact of the Israel Palestine conflict: Genesis 15:18 specifies the boundaries of Israel as the Nile and the Euphrates in the Abrahamic Covenant.

STAR WARS PROTEST: Vandenberg Air Force Base (tags)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CA: On the 25th anniversary of the ICBM program at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, activists gathered to march and rally in support of nuclear disarmament in outer space.

OC Peace Coalition & Military Families Speak Out Presidents' Day Action--Nixon Library! (tags)

ORANGE COUNTY PEACE COALITION & MILITARY FAMILIES SPEAK OUT PRESIDENTS' DAY ACTION!

"Gay Marine Porn Star" Returns to L.A. Area (tags)

Rich Merritt, whose book "Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star" caused a stir whe it was published in 2005, will be returning to the Los Angeles area Tuesday, February 12. 7:30 p.m., when he appears at A Different Light Bookstore, 8853 Santa Monica Blv’d., to promote his new novel, "Code of Conduct." Set in the early 1990's, the book is about what happened to Gays in the U.S. military when President Bill Clinton promised to end the ban on Queers in the U.S. military — and then reneged in the face of massive political pressure and agreed to the so-called "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

Orange County Peace Coalition Blocked From Black History Parade (tags)

ANTI-WAR GROUPS BLOCKED FROM BLACK HISTORY PARADE. Orange County Peace Coalition says parade steering committee rejected their application after permitting the group to march in previous years. Article here:

Thur Night: Iraq Vets Invite Antiwar Activists to Protest Outside Dem Debate (tags)

Join Iraq Veterans Against the War and Military Families Speak Out The World will be Watching.... Help Make the Anti-war Voice Heard... The War Is Still The Issue: Protest Outside the CNN-Politico-LA Times Democratic Debate WHEN: Thurs. Jan 31- 5pm- 7pm WHERE: Outside the Democratic CNN-Politico-LA Times Presidential Debate in Hollywood at the Kodak Theatre 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028 (At Hollywood & Highland Metro Red Line stop)

Orange County Board of Supervisors ignores plight of elderly and disabled; slashes wages f (tags)

Home care providers of the United Domestic Workers (UDW) Tuesday will rally outside the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting, criticizing the Supervisors’ failure to negotiate a fair deal to provide home care providers for seniors, the blind and people living with disabilities a fair living wage. The home care workers are part of the In-Home Supportive Services program, an alternative to institutional care that uses state, county and federal funds to provide care for IHSS consumers.

Saga Of Orange County's Sheriff Michael S. Carona (tags)

Police expert slams OC Sheriff’s Department for ‘cowboy’ attitude and ‘fatal errors’ that led to a street execution

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

Conferencia de Prensa en Solidaridad con Campamento Contra las Fronteras (tags)

Press Conference and "die in" in Santa Ana Thurs. 5:30pm expressing solidarity w/ NO BORDERS CAMP, why it relates to struggles here on our streets, and demand justice for the non-violent protestors attacked by the MIGRA Sunday in Calexico.

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).

Firefighter Shortage In Orange County, etc (tags)

THe World Socialist Website, 10/29/07, has more on the lack of funding for firefighters as a cause of the inability to stop the fires in Southern California..

LA and Nationwide: People Hit the Streets to Stop the War (tags)

The October 27 demonstrations represented another important step forward for the anti-war movement in the United States. Over 100,000 people took to the streets in coordinated regional and local protests to demand an immediate end to the war in Iraq, including well over 10,000 in Los Angeles.

Oct 27 LA Peace March: Fund Human Needs Not Private Greed (tags)

The horrifying fires we have all witnessed in Southern California are a direct result of stealing our tax dollars from all social services at home and giving them to the war machine. Please turn your grief into action and join the October 27 peace march in Los Angeles at 12 Noon from Olympic & Broadway and March to downtown federal building.

5th Annual Noche de Altares (tags)

Press Release for 5th Annual Noche de Altares - Santa Ana, CA

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.

ACLU attorney interviewed on KPFK about Coyotl Tezcatlipoca's case (tags)

Belinda Escobosa Helzer, an ACLU attorney representing Coyotl Tezcatlipoca, talks about his case on the KPFK program, Uprising, on Monday, September 24, 2007.

Defend free speech! Attend Coyot Tezcatlipoca's criminal trial, Sept. 25th (tags)

This case highlights the absurdity of Orange County's backward system of criminal justice in the era of Minutemen: Tezcatlipoca is facing prosecution for offenses that were committed against him by police and government officials!

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."

Cong. Loretta Sanchez & the $2.1 Billion Boeing C-17 (tags)

“I'm not going to vote against $2.1 billion for C-17 production, which is in California. That is just not going to happen.” --Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Orange County, CA, August, 2007

Defend free speech! Attend Coyot Tezcatlipoca's criminal trial, Aug. 15th (tags)

This case highlights the absurdity of Orange County's backward system of criminal justice in the era of Minutemen: Tezcatlipoca is facing prosecution for offenses that were committed against him by police and government officials!

ICE: The New Gestapo Terrorizing our Brown Communities? (tags)

This report details some of the last couple weeks of raids in Orange County, but also shares extensive details about ICE agency, their Memorandum of Agreement with Orange County, and other investigative findings.

Gestapo Kidnappings by I.C.E. Destroying American Lives, Families (tags)

I.C.E. and Homeland Security are partaking in gestapo-like kidnappings/arrests in Orange County. We believe it is a direct attack on the Pro-Immigration Movement and all of our communities. Help is needed! Please Support!

Death in Los Angeles hospital exposes social crisis in US (tags)

Edith Isabel Rodriguez died on May 9th while two people called the emergency services phone number, 911, frantically trying to get her medical help. She died just outside the emergency room in Los Angeles’ King-Harbor hospital after spending hours seeking treatment for a steadily worsening condition. The entire tragedy reveals the strained and unhealthy state of social relations in America today. The case received much media attention in recent weeks after the release of tape recordings of the 911 calls and a hospital video showing Rodriguez in the hours before her death—including segments showing a janitor mopping up around Rodriguez as she writhed in pain on the floor of the emergency room.

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.

why 'review board is a sellout (tags)

it means 'no power'!

Uncle Sam Wants You Bad: Preventing The Militarization of our Schools (tags)

Article on Military Activities Scheduled at Cal State Fullerton University - and Community Resistance

The Proposed L.A. to Palmdale High-Speed Train (tags)

“In Tokyo they had the bullet train back in 1964--this is 2007. We’re way behind, and we have to catch up.“ – L.A. City Councilmember Tom LaBonge

Minors Prostituted in SoCal Farm Labor Camps; Event Raises Awareness and Funds (tags)

thegluenetwork.com announces the next chapter in the fight to educate and prevent the trafficking of human beings: The Freedom Project; a benefit supporting the International Justice Mission (IJM), a human rights agency that rescues victims of violence, sexual exploitation, and slavery.

And Humpty Dumpty Had A Great Fall... (tags)

Minuteman Founder, Jim Gilchrist, Gets The Boot!

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:

'Oscar for Peace' Anti-War Vigil and Awards Ceremony (tags)

Support Our Troops! Bring them home now, and take care of them when they get here!

Local Soldier, Cornell C. Chao, Killed in Iraq (tags)

U.S. Army pilot Cornell Chao, 36, formerly of Fullerton, died Sunday when his Apache helicopter crashed in Najaf, Iraq.

1,000s Expected at Antiwar Protests this Weekend (tags)

SAT 1/27: Thousands expected at Antiwar Protests this Weekend

Local Soldier, Mark J. Daily, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Mark J. Daily, A 23-year-old lifelong Irvine resident was killed just three months into his deployment Monday when a bomb ripped through his military vehicle in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, officials announced Wednesday.

24 Hour Vigil Commemorating 3,000 (tags)

Our Memorial and Vigil for the 3,000+ American Deaths in Iraq - going on now in Garden Grove! Time: 9:00 AM Saturday Jan 6th to 9:00 AM Sunday Jan 7th. Location: 12262 Harbor Blvd. Garden Grove - between Chapman and Lampson on Harbor (across the street from Target and the CC Camperland RV-Park). Sponsored by: Military Families Speak Out Orange County and South Bay Chapter

BASE (tags)

A group of activists interrupt the mintemen's thanksgiving in Garden Grove, CA and end up being assaulted. Multiple activists were punched and pushed. One was maced.

Unity against Laguna Beach minutemen (tags)

A few photos of what has become too usual at the Laguna Beach Day Labor Center.

Local Soldier, Jang H. Kim, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Jang H. Kim – a member of the Army's 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division – died Monday from injuries suffered when a homemade bomb exploded near his vehicle during a combat operation in Baghdad.

CINDY SHEEHAN, Orange Circle, Monday, 10/30!! (tags)

Support Our Troops! Bring them home NOW!!!!

TOMORROW! Israel-Palestine debate at CSULA (tags)

Finally, a forum where the two sides can talk civilly to each other.

Let Spanish-speaking Voters Know the Truth. Take Action Now. (tags)

Distribute Spanish-language flyers to inform voters that naturalized citizens can vote, despite the lies distributed by the Republican party.

See photos of Tan Nguyen mingling with top GOP bigwigs! (tags)

Tan Nguyen, Republican candidate for the 47th Congressional District, is seen in the below photographs mingling with House Speaker Dennis Hastert and National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Reynolds. Nguyen is currently under investigation by the California State Attorney General's Office, U.S. Department of Justice, FBI, and other law enforcement agencies for allegedly sending out more than 14,000 letters to mostly-Mexican familes in the 47th Congressional District threatening all "immigrants" with jail or deportation if they voted.

O'Really, O'Reilly?? Pics of Protest (tags)

Eight Strong Protest O'Reilly at Nixon Library

Israel-Palestine Debate - SAVE THE DATE! (tags)

On October 26, two pro-Israel debaters and two pro-Arab debaters will discuss the question: which side is at fault in prolonging the conflict?

Jim Gilchrist to speak at Chapman University (tags)

Jim Gilchrist, Grand Wizard of the MinuteKKKlan Project, will be poisoning young minds with his racist filth at Chapman University in Orange County, California on Monday, October 2!

The SPEW Factor! FOX's Bill O'Reilly! Nixon Library, Yorba Linda, 9/28, PROTEST! (tags)

FAIR AND BALANCED??? MY A$$!!

Bill O'reily coming to Yorba Linda (tags)

FAIR AND BALANCED??? MY A$$!!

Jim Gilchrist signing his book at Borders, care to protest? (tags)

He's signing his book. Chance to voice your opinion in person.

Demonstrator Found Innocent, but DA Seeks to Punish (tags)

The Rafu Shimpo published a story that says Kurt Isobe is facing appeals by the prosecution on two of his four charges. A benefit to raise legal funds is set for Sept. 16th in Little Tokyo.

All Out for Aug. 12 Mass March in LA to Stop the U.S.-Israeli War (tags)

Come out to defend the people of Lebanon and Palestine for a mass march and rally in LA. The march is coordinated with national and international actions on Aug. 12.

OC Peace in the Mid-East Demo! 8.9.06 (tags)

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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.

Lt. Governor Candidate: No Tunnel, No Quarry (tags)

Stewart Alexander, Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, is opposing two projects being planned for west Riverside County; a ten mile tunnel that will move traffic beneath the Cleveland National Forest and the Santa Ana Mountains, and a quarry that is being planned near the boarder of Riverside and San Diego County. Alexander says these two projects are the results of irresponsible planning that will cause long term damage to our environment and will have a negative impact on the lives of millions of Californians.

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.

Delgadillo’s Problems May be Much Bigger Than Deceiving the Public (tags)

LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2006 -- Making multiple false claims to the public about his past and committing perjury in 2001 about his qualification on an application for his present job may just be the tip of a huge iceberg for the LAPD-endorsed Delgadillo.

El Campo Continúa: Visitors and Visitations (tags)

"Negotiations" with the sheriffs, more celebs, and daily life. All to save the South Central Farm.

Raza Si!! Tropas NO!! (tags)

The Coordinadora Estudiantil de la Raza rallied and held a press conference to denounce the deployment of US Troops to the border and to iniciate a campaign against JROTC/Military in public schools.

“HUNG JURY” FOR ANTI-MINUTEMAN PROTESTER (tags)

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 “HUNG JURY” FOR ANTI-MINUTEMAN PROTESTER An Orange County jury deadlocks on three charges; issues “not guilty” verdict for two others.

Lt. Gov. Candidate Opposing Tunnel Project (tags)

Stewart Alexander is opposing plans to construct a 10 mile tunnel beneath the Cleveland National Forest and the Santa Ana Mountains to relieve traffic congestion between Riverside and Orange Counties. Alexander believes any future for this project should rest with California voters and not with government agencies and corporate executives.

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.

Hundreds Attend Funeral Service for Local Soldier Raymond L. Henry, Killed in Iraq (tags)

A group of nine high school friends and an Anaheim family say farewell to a soldier killed on patrol in Iraq.

Filipinos All Over the United States Joined the May 1 Great American Boycott and Immigrant (tags)

From Los Angeles and Seattle in the West to Chicago in the Midwest to Houston in the South and Miami, Florida in the Southeast up to New York, Manhattan in the Northeast, hundreds of Filipinos joined their fellow immigrants in the millions to demand full immigrant rights and amnesty. Thousands of them joined the boycott or just watched and wildly cheered from the sidelines flying the American flags as the Filipino contingents marched by.

Bush to speak in O.C. on Monday (tags)

The Orange County Register

Lt. Governor Candidate Proposes Rail System (tags)

The Peace and Freedom Party candidate for California lieutenant governor, Stewart Alexander, is proposing an elevated twin rail system to move commuters between Riverside and Orange County. This is a plan to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in Southern California. The candidate is opposing the present plan, to build a 10 mile tunnel, drilling holes in the Santa Ana Mountains and the Cleveland National Forest.

Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)

Lance Cpl. Marcus Glimpse of Huntington Beach was killed Wednesday when an improvised bomb exploded at the security checkpoint where he was deployed in Al Anbar province in Iraq.

Peace and Freedom Party Endorses May Day Rallies and Strikes (tags)

State Chair Kevin Akin. The party's California State Central Committee unanimously adopted the endorsement Sunday at a meeting in Los Angeles. "We are proud to be the first party in California to adopt a formal endorsement of this important and exciting movement to defend immigrant workers,"

Student Protest for immigrant Rights Mounts (tags)

For two straight days, tens of thousands of high school students from California and Texas walked out of their classes in support of immigrant rights and protest the oppressive and racist HR 4437.

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

Government agencies in Orange County shut down by massive walkouts (tags)

Details are still sketchy, but it appears that the Orange County Treasurer/Tax Collector's office and a number of other government agencies were shut down yesterday when Santa Ana high school students flooded them in protest of anti-immigration legislation being pushed in the U.S. Congress.

Orange County high school students take over Riverside Freeway (tags)

A group of young high school students, all marching in opposition to legislation passed in the U.S. House of Representatives which would criminalize undocumented workers, took to the streets late yesterday afternoon and seized control of a major Orange County freeway.

Hundreds of Orange County Youth Protest Anti-Immigration Law! (tags)

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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.

Small business interests attack Costa Mesa Mayor (tags)

“What we have here is something that is nothing more than grandstanding and symbolism and it is symbolically scaring people,” said Blank. “What we need is a national immigration policy. We don't need a cowboy sitting in the mayor's seat in Costa Mesa saying, 'I'm going to round them all up and send them away.'”

Orange County Anti-war Demo (tags)

On March 18th, protesters gathered at Hart Park in Orange County to demand the Bush administration bring the troops home from Iraq.

OC Register fixes polls (tags)

OC Register misreports its own polling results.

Actress/Mode/Activistl Mamie Van Doren @ OC Bring Our Troops Home Rally, 3/18/06 (tags)

HART PARK, ORANGE BRING OUR TROOPS HOME NOW! Rally Saturday, March 18, 2005 12:00-4:00 p.m. (rain or shine!)

Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor's ICE proposal melts away under scrutiny (tags)

Police Chief John Hensley, the city's top cop, offered testimony which contradicted many of the things that Mansoor has been saying about the ICE proposal. Under tough questioning, Hensley not only admitted that the Mayor's scheme wouldn't have any impact upon "illegal immigration," but said there aren't enough "facts" to suggest it will do anything to fight crime.

Minutemen Driveby Slap in Lake Forest (tags)

Day laborers and Pro-migrant supporters keep minutemen at a distance

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

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.”

Protest The ICE Man! (tags)

Protest and Boycott Costa Mesa city council member who voted for Neo-Nazi on a citizens' committee, voted to close the Day Labor Center and who created the city's new ICE propose against immigrants.

California Transgender Leadership Summit (tags)

Ttransgender community members, families, and allies join together for this, the first of its kind, two-day event. This Summit provided a unique opportunity to strategize, connect with individuals from across the state and learn or improve important advocacy and activist skills in a variety of areas.

Support Autonomous Spaces in Orange County! (tags)

tomorrow--support Santa Ana's El Centro Cultural de Mexico Grand re-Opening after being shut down for 6 months (without a building)

Defend free speech! Support Coyotl Tezcatlipoca at his court hearing! (tags)

This case highlights the absurdity of Orange County's backward system of criminal justice in the era of Minutemen: Tezcatlipoca is facing prosecution for offenses that were committed against him by police and government officials! Defend the right of free speech and assembly! Show your solidarity with Tezcatlipoca by attending his upcoming court hearing!

Defend free speech! Support Coyotl Tezcatlipoca at his court hearing! (tags)

This case highlights the absurdity of Orange County's backward system of criminal justice in the era of Minutemen: Tezcatlipoca is facing prosecution for offenses that were committed against him by police and government officials! Defend the right of free speech and assembly! Show your solidarity with Tezcatlipoca by attending his upcoming court hearing!

Orange County: Bring Our Troops Home Now! Demonstration...3/18/06 (tags)

Mr. Bush....We want YOU to bring the troops home NOW!!!

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

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.

Protest Costa Mesa City Council 1/17 (tags)

see above

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.

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.

Speak Out Against Costa Mesa City Council (tags)

see below

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)

See below

Minuteman leader has troubled past (tags)

Minuteman leader Chris Simcox paints himself as a heroic guardian of national security. Those close to him see him differently.

The Rocky Files (tags)

Who hired ex-CIA agents to snoop around the city attorney?

Initiative falls short by 100,000 (tags)

SIGNATURES: The state border-police measure will not be able to muster the required 600,000. 02:01 AM PST on Saturday, December 10, 2005

OC activist receives an email from an anonymous stalker (tags)

It looks like the articles I've been writing about Theresa Dang's case that I've been posting all over the internet have struck a very raw nerve with deep inside the Garden Grove Police Department, Orange County District Attorney's Office, and the folks who run Garden Grove City Hall. Someone in power apparently is very disturbed about what I have done.

The Persecution of Theresa Dang: Part II (tags)

Petersen was quite right when during opening arguments he told jurors he wasn’t prosecuting “the crime of the century”; what he neglected to inform them, however, was that in reality, he was prosecuting a farce.

Deputy DA hits Theresa Dang with new criminal charge (tags)

I strongly urge that as many people as possible come to Westminster to support Theresa Dang in her fight against both the Garden Grove Police Department and the Orange County District Attorney's Office. You don't have to attend these trials every day, or be there every hour. But commit yourself to three hours (or even one) and watch what has to be one of the biggest farces in the history of the criminal justice system here in Orange County.

Minutemen Exposed By Their Own (tags)

James Chase pulls back the curtain on Gilchrist, Simcox, and the Minuteman Project. Reposted from CalNews.com.

Support Theresa Dang by attending her trial on a bogus flashlight theft charge (tags)

Support Theresa Dang by attending her trial on a bogus flashlight theft charge this forthcoming Monday! Let's show the Garden Grove Police department and the Orange County District Attorney's Office that we will not tolerate the harassment of activists exercising their constitutional right to free speech and assembly!

Delgadillo: The Plot Thickens (tags)

Rocky’s office politics may have led to bungling of case against child predator: L.A. Weekly

Fascists to hold campaign fundraiser for Jim Gilchrist (tags)

Fascists to hold campaign fundraiser for Jim Gilchrist

Hundreds of LA Times Readers Protest Firing of Columnist Robert Scheer (tags)

Hundreds of LA Times Readers Picket Outside Times Building To Protest Controversial Firing of Popular Columnist Robert Scheer Publisher Jeff Johnson Refuses to Schedule Meeting with Delegation of Readers

Art Show "Demise of Democracy?" (tags)

From November 3rd through November 27th, 2005, sixty progressive artists working in a wide range of styles and mediums will be showing at, Demise of Democracy?, a group exhibit at California’s Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA.) The exhibition presents works that authentically question where Americans currently stand in relation to democracy in the United States.

It's official: Minuteman Jim Gilchrist is a nut! (tags)

Faced with increasingly tough questions from conservatives about his recently stated support for Peter Camejo, revolution and redistribution of the wealth, as well as his high praise of the Seattle anti-WTO demonstrators, Minuteman candidate says five Greens were charged for attempted murder in Garden Grove and that Greens are domestic terrorists.

Nothing Changes After Santa Ana Police Abuse Protest (tags)

What is the purpose of protesting police abuse if not to organize our communities? A tiny band of demonstrators got a good response from the community, but the moment seems to have been lost. Photo and video coverage at the original website: http://www.ocorganizer.com/html/police_abuse.html

WED. 10/26: Events Marking 2,000 US Deaths in Iraq - LA and Orange County List (tags)

Call to Action: 2,000 Deaths Too Many! Community actions on Wednesday, October 26th U.S. 2,000 Deaths in Iraq! Called by: Peace No War Network, American Friends Service Committee, Gold Star Families for Peace, Military Families Speak Out Nation-wide actions to mark the 2,000th U.S. soldier's death in Iraq by organizing actions on Wednesday, October 26th, that make visible their deaths and those of Iraqis who have died in this senseless war.

Green Party Demands Retraction of False Statements by Jim Gilchrist (tags)

The Green Party of Orange County demands a retraction of slanderous statements made by Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project and American Independent candidate for Congress in the 48th Congressional District, accusing the Green Party of being "terrorists" and individual Greens of orchestrating "mayhem" and "attempted murder."

Activists confront SOS in Laguna Beach (tags)

A description of events and the author's view thereof at the anti-day-labor protest in Laguna Beach.

Drive the Minutemen out of Irvine! (tags)

Below is text from a flyer that Jim Gilchrist has been circulating in Orange County, California.

Say "NO" to the BU$H War$, Orange County Protest, Wed., 9/28/05 (tags)

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It's A Small World After All Peace March, Orange County Style....9/24/05 (tags)

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STOP Jim Gilchrist from winning the Congressional District of Orange County! (tags)

The Human Rights Coalition of California urges the people of Los Angeles County to contact fellow Orange Country friends, relatives, and co-workers to STOP JIM GILCHRIST

Beginning the Discussion on Goals and Strategy - SCAF (LA) (tags)

Beginning the discussion on Goals and Strategy [and structure] -- Southern California Anarchist Federation (Los Angeles Chapter)

Protest the Illegal War on Iraq!, Orange Circle, 9/1/05 (tags)

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TUES. 8/30: Protest Against Schwarzenegger Fundraiser at Anaheim Angels Ballpark (tags)

Registered Nurses from the California Nurses Association (CNA) will sponsor "Nurses & Family Night at the Ballpark" opposite an Arnold Schwarzenegger fundraiser to be held during the Los Angeles Angels-Oakland A's game in Anaheim this Tuesday, August 30. Nurses will be on hand to protest Schwarzenegger's record-setting corporate fundraising and his $80 million special election which contains a variety of propositions that benefit his corporate donor to the detriment of nurses and other Californians.

Orange County Peace Coalition Meeting, Sat., Aug. 27 (tags)

Plan for Peace!

Orange Circle: Rally to Bring the Troops Home! 8/24/05 (tags)

NO WAR!

No More Nukes! (tags)

Saturday August 6, 2005 (11:00 am -2:00 pm) 60th Anniversary Commemoration of the Nuclear Bombing of Hiroshima! Regional Southern California Protest Rally and Remembrance to be held at the Seal Beach Weapons Center

California Border Police or Police State? (tags)

Immigration Reform and AFL-CIO labor split discussed on live web cast from www.kuci.org Thursday, August 4, 2005 from 8-9 AM

Seal Beach Anti-Nuke Rally: A National Day of Action! 8/6/05 (tags)

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For the first time in Orange County, son jarocho & hip-hop on one stage! (tags)

July 29, Friday! 29 de Julio, el viernes! For the first time in Orange County, son jarocho & hip-hop on one stage! Musica de resistencia, comin' atcha!

SOS, a front group for the openly racist National Vanguard, to hold Laguna rally (tags)

Joe Turner, founder of Save Our State (SOS), a front group for the openly racist National Vanguard, plans to hold a rally at the day laborer center in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 30. Come to Laguna Beach and watch top leaders of SOS stand in solidarity against the "brown problem" with members of the National Vanguard, just like they did in Baldwin Park. Make sure you take plenty of photographs of the SOS rally, because many members of that group are linked to the National Vanguard , the Ku Klux Klan, and other white power groups. Below is picture taken in Baldwin Park last month showing Frank Jorge, a close friend of Turner, shouting into a bullhorn, while Robert Floyd, a National Vanguard member wearing a black shirt, stands guard "protecting the white race."

Jim Gilchrist to Again Join Stormfront in Laguna Beach (tags)

Track this topic | Email this topic | Print this topic SaveOurState Posted: Jul 19 2005, 08:08 PM Quote Post Administrator ***** Group: Admin Posts: 2175 Member No.: 1 Joined: 18-November 04 Mark your calendars and reserve this date. We are going to officially introduce ourselves to Orange County. Specific details to follow.

DOPE ASS SHOW July 22nd at the LA Workers Center! (tags)

Punk, hip-hop, & Venezuelan food! Come for a good time! Help us get to Venezuela!

LAGUNA BEACH COPS TACKLE WHITE SUPREMACIST TO THE GROUND: PART I (tags)

The photograph below is of Baldy, an avowed white supremacist, who allegedly tried to physically attack Naui Huitzilopochtli, a counterdemonstrator, at the Saturday, July 16, 2005 protest that a member of "Save Our State" organized against a day labor center in Laguna Beach, California. In this photograph, Baldy (who identified himself as Robert Floyd of Pearlblossom) is talking to Suzie Harrison, a reporter for The Coast Daily Pilot.

Benefit Show in Orange County (tags)

This benefit show will support local youth and students in attending the 2005 World Festival of Youth and Students in Caracas, Venezuela.

Evidence links George Bush to Los Angeles drug operation (tags)

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ISO statement re: Baldwin Park II & democracy in movements (tags)

Los Angeles ISO's response to posts about the anti-Minutemen Project/SOS movement

Zapatista "Red-Alert" Update 7/8/05 (tags)

This past Wednesday concerned community members from Los Angeles, to Orange County, to Long Beach, met once again at the Eastside Café in El Sereno to discuss the developments in Chiapas and the 3rd part of the Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle that the Zapatistas released shortly after our first meeting.

Theresa Dang's arraignment hearing continued until Wednesday, July 27th (tags)

What will happen next? Only history can tell. But if the rumors I've been hearing about Dang's case prove to be true, public exposure of them will be of considerable embarassment to the entire system of "criminal justice" here in Orange County. Is it no wonder why so many men in powerful positions are incredibly nervous about what the Garden Grove Police have done?

Racists Go Home (tags)

My take on the protests against the Minutemen and SOS racists.

SOS to Abandon L.A. County? (tags)

Is SOS On shaky ground? Are they leery about coming back to L.A. county? Read below for details.

SAPD case against O22 protester dismissed by Judge! (tags)

Orange County Superior Court Judge dismisses criminal case against protestor arrested by Santa Ana Police on the night of October 22, 2004.

PDF Baldwin Park Poster (tags)

PDF FLYER: NEW VERSION: http://la.indymedia.org/uploads/bp2.pdfbnnr1e.pdf

Coca-Cola workers strike! (tags)

Over 2000 Teamsters working for Coca-Cola went out on strike in Connecticut and Southern California, Monday, the 23rd, 2005 after contract negotiations failed. In southern California alone 1700 production and truck drivers throughout San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange County, and Riverside are out. Rally and press conference have been called for Wednesday, June 1st, at noon at the bottling plant in downtown Los Angeles that’s located off of Pico and Central at 12.

Last protestor arrested by GG police at Minuteman demo expected to be released (tags)

Kurt Isobe, one the last protestors still in Orange County jail after being arrested by Garden Grove police at last Wednesday's demonstration against Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist, is expected to be released tommorrow.

Minutemen Protest (1 of 3) (tags)

The Garden Gove Police Department conducted themselves in ways that were expected. They protected the racists, and attacked the people.

MORE UPDATES---ARRESTS, INJURIES, ETC (tags)

5 PEOPLE ARRESTED TONIGHT, VIGIL HELD TILL ROUGHLY 2AM DEMANDING THEIR RELEASE. BAIL SET AS HIGH AS $50,000. for several arrestees. ***2 INJURED FROM BEING STRUCK BY CAR, one who left to hospital has been released wtih apparently several contusions and other injuries

Huge Book Sale, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, Saturday, April 30th 2-5 pm (tags)

Huge book sale at the Unitarian Church of Orange County in Anaheim on Saturday, April 30th, 2-5 pm. Don't miss it!

Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, April 15th (tags)

Arlene Inouye, Coordinator of the Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools (CAMS) and Robert Acosta, an Iraq War Veteran (2003) with Operation Truth, will deliver a presentation about the ongoing efforts to raise awareness and mobilize the public against the aggressive and deceptive tactics military recruiters use in our public school system to get working-class youth to join the U.S. armed forces.

Police Killng of Bassim Chmait (tags)

Off-duty Border Patrol agent in Orange County kills a young Arab-American in cold blood. Even with a smoking gun, the cops say they can't find a crime here

ANTIWAR MARCH! March 19th, High Noon - Hollywood & Vine (tags)

Be there... or be a bush supporter

Immigration Detainees Abused in San Pedro (tags)

On March 5 at the San Pedro detention center, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent M. Lopez attacked Iranian immigration detainee Mohammed Mirmehdi, dragged him into a storage room and repeatedly punched and choked him.

SANTA ANA***CELEBRATE re-opening of El Centro Cultural De Mexico (tags)

this saturday, live show, free food!! help celebrate this very important community space in the santaana

Orange county: Officer Shoots Unarmed 19-Year Old (tags)

As far as a political discussion, this would probably fall under the same category as Amadou Diallo Case, and Abner Louima in an example of law enforcement brutality bordering on outright criminality. Here are the relevant facts:

A.N.S.W.E.R.-LA STATEMENT ON THE LAPD KILLING OF DEVIN BROWN (tags)

Stand against racism here and abroad! Stop police brutality! The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism), Los Angeles, condemns unconditionally the Los Angeles Police Department for the brutal murder of Devin Brown, and all acts of latent and racist brutality against the people of Los Angeles.

CALIF. TOWN HALL MEETING TO ADDRESS TARGETING OF MUSLIMS (tags)

LOS ANGELES AREA MEETING CONCERNING HARASSMENT BY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.

Call to Action: Jackets for the Holidays (tags)

Please donate your spare jackets to one the drop-off spots in Orange County!

A-cafe (tags)

This is video from A-Cafe in Orange County.

REMINDER THURSDAY: Orange County Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck Gathering (tags)

Everyone is invited to mourn Thankstaking!

Project "A" Cafe (tags)

This weekend the first A-Cafe took place in Orange County. It was a fun filled gathering which included free coffee, snow cones, cookies, literature, a graffiti art wall, and acoustic music.

Ralph Nader’s vice-presidential running mate, Peter Miguel Camejo in CA (tags)

LOS ANGELES / ORANGE COUNTY – Ralph Nader’s vice-presidential running mate Peter Miguel Camejo will be participating in a statewide campus tour with special guests to announce plans for a major write-in campaign in California.

Silverlake Film Festival screens The END of SUBURBIA (tags)

The END of SUBURBIA is arguably the most important documentary of the decade. If you haven't seen it yet, this is your chance to see it and meet some great speakers on this topic. We are entering a new era in humanity - we are at or just near the global peak in oil production and our modern society is extremely dependant on oil and we are totaly unprepared for the decline in oil production. The END of SUBURBIA is very successful at introducing the topic in an entertaining way. There are many ways we, as a community, can respond, but first we must educate ourselves and understand the crisis. The guests at these events include Julian Darley (author of High Noon for Natural Gas and founder of The Post Carbon Institute and Global Public Media), Michael Ruppert (a Los Angeles local who founded www.fromthewilderness.com and is very active in the 9/11 truth movement and educating people about peak oil) , Gregory Greene (The END of SUBURBIA director), Joan Stevens (LA Permaculture Guild leader) and Lara Morrison (LA Eco-Village leader).

Orange County EF! Forest Activsts Need Your Help (tags)

Support Needed immediately! 16 Activists arrested Saturday night!

Update on the USA Patriot Act, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, Friday, August 20th, 6:30 pm (tags)

RICHARD GILLOCK, board member of the Orange County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, will give us an update on the USA Patriot Act and other pending legislation that threatens civil rights and liberties.

Amending California's "Three Strikes" Law, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, Friday, Ju (tags)

Amending California's notorious "Three Strikes" Law

Huge Books Sale, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, Saturday, July 10th @ 2-6 pm (tags)

Huge book sale at the Unitarian Church of Orange County this Saturday! Don't miss it!

Help Spread Justice! Your needed now! (tags)

The conservatives are meeting to plan the destruction of our country. Progressive minded people should show up in capitalist undercover ware to help liberalize their groups from within.

June 24 04: Civil Liberties and Immigrant Rights News Updates (tags)

Last two weeks had been one of the dark moments in US civil liberties and immigrant rights, U.S. conducted several horrible raids against immigrants across the California, arrested and deported many people. Meanwhile, in Washington, DC, the House passed the so-called "Intelligence Bill". Lee Siu Hin National Immigrant Solidarity Network Peace No War Network United Students Against Sweatshops

Long Beach Municipal Govenment conducts vicious campaign against the homeless (tags)

LB attempts to ban homeless people from city hall, library in attempt to lure yuppies.

New Theater Festival Emerges (tags)

The theater community in Orange County bands together to re-produce four of it's best theater productions in recent history.

Report from Cuba, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, Friday, June 4th @ 6:30 pm (tags)

Several UCI students and local activists who traveled to Cuba in March to attend a youth conference (as part of a delegation sponsored by The Los Angeles Coalition in Solidarity with Cuba) will deliver reports about their visit to that island nation.

Abierto 2004 - Autism Latino Benefit Event (tags)

Autism Society of America Orange County, Fiesta Educativa and Project SEA will be hosting a benefit event Thursday June 17, 2004 at The Mayan in downtown Los Angeles, California. Performers and special guests will bring forth a night of awareness, joy and excitement for all who attend.

Report from Cuba, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, Friday, June 4th @ 6:30 pm (tags)

Several UCI students and local activists who traveled to Cuba in March to attend a youth conference (as part of a delegation sponsored by The Los Angeles Coalition in Solidarity with Cuba) will deliver reports about their visit to that island nation.

HUGE ANTI-WAR MARCH IN SANTA ANA, SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2004 @ 11 am (tags)

March against the war in Iraq! Military recruiters out of our communities! End all occupations at home and abroad! Stop attacking workers and immigrants!

Antiwar protest on Hollywood Fwy overpass this Friday! (tags)

FREEWAYS FOR PEACE! CREATIVE PROTEST! This is a call for local NOT IN OUR NAME (NION) L.A. activists and all interested artists, activists, parties and organizations to participate in an upcoming action THIS Friday April 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 on the Sunset Blvd Overpass to the Hollywood Fwy in Hollywood.

March against the war in Iraq, Santa Ana, Saturday, May 1st @ 11 am (tags)

US out of Iraq and Afghanistan! Military recruiters out of our schools and communities! End all occupations both at home and abroad! Stop attacking workers and immigrants!

Clean Money Campaign Reform, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, Friday, May 7th @ 6:30 pm (tags)

SUSAN LERNER, Executive Director of the California Clean Money Campaign, will talk about the concept of publicly financing elections as a way of reducing the powerful influence that wealthy individuals and big business interests currently have upon the electoral process.

Transgender-Phobia Rules in O C School District (tags)

A trioka of transgender-phobic Westminster school board members may cost their students over $ 60 million in lost state revenue.

Report from El Salvador, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, Friday, April 2nd @ 6:30 pm (tags)

HENRY H. DUKE, an Orange County healthcare professional and member of CISPES (Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador), will deliver a slideshow presentation about his recent visit to El Salvador.

Protest Planned Tomorrow vs. Westminster School Board anti-transgender motion (tags)

Westminster, Orange County, teachers union and members of the Transgender Community plan to protest a School Board Plan to defy State policy protecting transgender and transsexual students.

CA Senators Call to Decertify Paperless Voting:You can help push! (tags)

CA Senators Call to Decertify Paperless Voting:You can help push! Any Californian mistrust paperless voting machines? Well if you do, now is the time to tell Secretary of State, Kevin Shelly. "Delete the Machine, Save your vote" Last week two excellent Californian Senators Called on Secretary of State, Kevin Shelly to decertify all paperless voting systems in California. Please call Kevin Shelly and ask him to support this action.

3rd Annual Pixie Nominations Honor Online Films and Animations (tags)

On the heels of an earlier than usual Oscars, the Directors Board of Broadband Motion Pixure Arts and Technologies today released nominees for its 3rd Annual Pixie Awards, which honor achievement in online and broadband motion picture production.

An interview with Sherman Austin's Mother in G-spot (tags)

An interview with Sherman Austin's Mother, Jennifer Martin Ruggiero

Teach-In about Sweatshops in USA this WED @ Saddleback College (Orange County) (tags)

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Protest Chickenhawk Congressman Cox ! (tags)

Newport Beach Congressman Chris Cox is chair of the Homeland Security Committee in congress. Yet, Cox has never served one day in the military. But he sure had no problem sending others to their death in Iraq. But what is real galling is he will not help open up the housing at the former El Toro Marine base so that the troops can have affordable housing! It's more important for

Cannabis Consultants To Open Orange County Office Feb. 9 (tags)

Two physicians from the Sacramento area are opening a cannabis-oriented practice in Orange County Feb. 9.

UPDATE on Gov. Schwarzenegger's visit to Huntington Beach this Friday! (tags)

Greet Governor Schwarzenegger in Huntington Beach this Friday evening as he mingles with the superrich of Orange County to raise more than a quarter of a million dollars for the re-election campaign of his close friend, Republican Congressman Dana "Talibanman" Rohrabacher!*

Arnold Schwarzenegger does fundraiser for Congressman with former ties to al-Qaeda (tags)

Governor Groper will be in Huntington Beach tommorrow night to do a fundraiser for a Congressman with former ties al-Qaeda. So much for patriotism.

Greet Governor "Ahh-nold" Schwarzenegger in Huntington Beach this Friday night! (tags)

GREET GOVERNOR "AHH-NOLD" SCHWARZENEGGER IN HUNTINGTON BEACH THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!

OC Green Party Rally to Honor Martin Luther King (tags)

With every thing going on and Bush going to Atlanta... There is no better way to promote the values that Martin Luther King, Jr stood for than supporting working families.

Candlelight Vigil and March, 01/13/04 @ 5:30 p.m., Santa Ana, CA (tags)

Candlelight Vigil and March to bring the troops home now and end the occupations!

Well, wow you know how racism feels, Dishonest Abe (tags)

in response to Dishonest Abe's response to my earlier post about the Latinos and racism. I never doubted that there are Latinos who are racist or give preferential treatment to other Latinos. Please, I even alluded to that in my piece. But to judge Latinos in general based on two traffic incidents in Latino-dominant L.A. and based on Rafael Perez, come on. Do I judge all European Americans based on Trent Lott, David Duke, Jessie Helms, et al. Come on now, your liberal "white guilt," as Tim Wise would put it, is seeping through.

PRO-SB60 PROTESTORS PAY REPUBLICAN STATE ASSEMBLYMAN KEN MADDOX A SURPRISE VISIT! (tags)

Ken Maddox, a termed-out Republican State Assemblyman from Orange County's 68th District, found himself in a bind late Friday afternoon ...

Protest Repeal of SB60-Dec. 12 (tags)

see below

Protest Repeal of SB60-Dec. 12 (tags)

see below

Santa Ana Catholic Worker trying to be SHUT DOWN! (tags)

Happy Thanksgiving! We should see what we can do to support them and not let the Catholic Worker get shut down! -Sabrina-

Orange County's Scariest Cops (tags)

OC Weekly identifies the 31 most evil cops in Orange County

October 22nd Anti-Police Brutality Protest in OC (tags)

See below

October 22nd Protest in OC! (tags)

Please read below.

October 22nd March in OC (tags)

Please see below.

Anti-Police Brutality March in OC (tags)

Please see below.

Sherman Austin: Counterpunch Article (tags)

A Strange and Tragic Legal Journey The Case of Sherman Martin Austin By MERLIN CHOWKWANYUN

A Strange and Tragic Legal Journey (tags)

A Strange and Tragic Legal Journey The Case of Sherman Martin Austin By MERLIN CHOWKWANYUN

Stop Police Brutality (O22) Protest in OC (tags)

Join us on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 4PM in Anaheim for a walk against police brutality. Meet at the intersection of Katella and Harbor.

JOIN US & PROTEST PRES. BUSH COMING TO ORANGE COUNTY ON FRI. AUG 23 @ 5:00 pm (tags)

http://www.weare power.org

POWER Anti-War meeting Sun. Aug 11 @ 2:00 PM (tags)

http://www.wearepower.org

MARCH AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY THIS SAT, AUG 3! (tags)

Meetings every Weds at 6pm at the Long Beach Infoshoppe (REACH center). Located at 684 Redondo, Long Beach. Phone: 562-434-6934 Wanted: Medics, Drummers, Food Not Bombs Volunteers ...

Anaheim School Board member lives in $1 million home in Corona del Mar (tags)

Anaheim City School District Trustee Don Garcia lives in a $1,000,000 home in Corona del Mar with his "wife," three children, and a maid.

Benefit Show for the Falsely Arrested in OC (tags)

Atlachinolli Front is having a benefit show to raise legal defense funds for two falsely arrested Mexica activists in OC, Naui Huitzilopochtli, and Leti Rodriguez. The show will take place on Saturday, August 3rd, at 6PM at the Unitarian Church of OC, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., in Anaheim.

Bringing the ADC Back to the Democratic Mainstream (tags)

A statement calling for the reinstatement of Michael Shehadeh, prominent civil rights activist, who was relieved of his role as Western Regional Director.

La Voz de Aztlan exposed (tags)

OC Weekly article on La Voz de Aztlan

While Inglewood Reacts: LONG BEACH CA: POLICE STATE USA (tags)

Here's the report which is in the current issue of Turning the Tide. Repression has continued. A June 14 Flag Day (flag burning) show at the info shop was shut done by the cops after repeated harassment. Young people living or shopping in the area of the info shop -- with no connection to anarchism, copwatch or the info shop-- have been stopped and hassled on the street by LB cops. The city attorney made a report to the LB city council last week about 'prosecution of anarchists' --

TTT report on persecution of Long Beach anarchists, activists (tags)

Here's the report which is in the current issue of Turning the Tide. Repression has continued.

AUG 3 - MARCH AGAINST POLICE REPRESSION IN LONG BEACH! (tags)

MARCH AGAINST POLICE REPRESSION IN LONG BEACH!

HUGE TACO BELL HEADQUARTERS PROTEST FRIDAY!!! (tags)

BOYCOTT TACO BELL!!!!

HUGE TACO BELL PROTEST THIS FRIDAY!!!! (tags)

BOYCOTT TACO BELL THIS FRIDAY!!

THIS FRIDAY BOYCOTT TACO BELL!!! (tags)

BOYCOTT TACO BELL THIS FRIDAY AT THE GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS

DATE CHANGE 4 Hip Hop Benefit Concert in Long Beach! (tags)

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