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Require a Citizenship and Constitutionality test for all Lawmaking Bodies – Robert George (tags)

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Thursday signed legislation that will require all Arizona High School students to take and pass the US Citizenship test before they are able to graduate.

Self-Serving Politicians Behind Legislation – Robert G Tronge (tags)

To protect our children, It’s an emergency, if the passage of this law saves just one child then it has served its purpose. We have all heard these type of comments from our legislators. Friedrich August von Hayek once wisely said.

Where to begin the overhaul of USA corrupt government! (tags)

To clean up the police state USA, first we get rid of all the 'burros' (i.e., the fbi) in government.

^^ PDF: WAY OUT WORLD by Glen Held (tags)

^^ PDF: WAY OUT WORLD by Glen Held

Holding Netanyahu Accountable: A Good Start, Not Enough (tags)

Netanyahu

Israel Flagrantly Violates Core International Law (tags)

Israel

Bolivarianism Likely to Triumph in Venezuelan December Parliamentary Elections (tags)

Venezuela

Palestinian Hunger Striker Muhammad Allan's Life Hangs by a Thread (tags)

Israel

Gitmo in Chicago Revisited (tags)

police state

Khader Adnan Rearrested, Then Released (tags)

Israel

The U.S. Social Forum Puts San José on the Map of Social Change (tags)

Another World is Possible! The United States Social Forum 2015 was held in San José at the end of June. A thousand activists from hundreds of organizations worked on strategies for necessary alternatives and system change.

Don't Nix the Mix – a show at KPFA (tags)

The MORNING MIX -- community radio by local show hosts at KPFA in Berkeley

Occupy Fights Foreclosures and Dance Against Banks protest Wells Fargo and Bank of America (tags)

Citizens outraged over bank crimes, fraud-closures, and on-going corruption rallied outside Wells Fargo and Bank of America in Los Anbgeles on May 1, 2014 for #MayDay2014 #StopWellsFargo #DanceAgainstBanks #opDAB.

Southern California Joins Worldwide Wave Of Action (tags)

Released Palestinian Prisoners Aren't Free (tags)

Israel

Palestinian Political Prisoners (tags)

Israel

US Death Squad Diplomacy in Syria (tags)

Syria

Palestinian Prisoner Releases (tags)

Israel

Israeli Business As Usual (tags)

Israel

Filipinos in LA join global protest vs China (tags)

LOS ANGELES – On July 24, Filipinos in Los Angeles trooped to the Chinese Consulate offices in Shatto Place in Koreatown to protest the China’s aggression in the heated West Philippine Sea/South China Sea territorial dispute.

Demonstration Will Be Held Outside Costa Rican Consulate in L.A. Demanding Justice for Mur (tags)

Demonstration Will Be Held Outside Costa Rican Consulate in L.A. Demanding Justice for Murdered Sea Turtle Activist Petition With 137,000 Signatures From More Than 150 Nations Delivered to Costa Rica Consulate in Los Angeles

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.

Idle No More Returns to CNN (tags)

March 20 was a Day of Ceremony and Resurgence for Idle No More. In Los Angeles, a vigil was held for two hours in front of CNN. This was Idle No More's second visit to CNN within a week because of continued failure by the mainstream media to cover this world-wide movement.

Profile of Imperial Lawlessness (tags)

Israel

Disappearing Prisoners: Official Israeli Policy (tags)

Israel

New anti-solitary confinement petition to CA Gov. Brown (tags)

Please sign the petition to California Governor Jerry Brown: Stop the abuse of solitary confinement in CA prisons!

Israeli Elections (tags)

Israel

US Law Prohibits Transferring Guantanamo Prisoners to America (tags)

anti-war

Top US general: Turkey is facing an immediate threat to its Syrian border (tags)

In the face of mounting domestic and global dissent, Turkey’s service to NATO imperialism persists ever more blatantly.

Twin Cities Anarchist Bookfair Last Call for Workshops & Tablers (tags)

Last call for tablers, workshops, skillshares for the 2012 Twin Cities Anarchist Bookfair on September 15 & 16.

BTL:Jailed Palestinian Hunger Strikers Win Concessions from Israelis on Improved Prison Co (tags)

Interview with Saher Francis, human rights lawyer and director of Addameer, a prisoner support and human rights association based in the West Bank, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Palestinian Hunger Strikers for Justice (tags)

Israel

Khader Adnan Mohammad Musa: Israeli Prisoner of Conscience (tags)

israel

Occupy the Rose Parade (tags)

PASADENA (CA) - Occupy joined this year's New Year celebrations by marching at the end of the Rose Parade. As Rose Parade spectators dispersed, the Occupy movement held a rally outside Pasadena City Hall with speakers.

Pulongbayan with Amb. Cusia in LA: Cusia Brags About US-RP Military Support vs China (tags)

Saying he was received with warmth in Los Angeles by the Filipino American community from the cold spell in the East Coast, Ambassador Jose L. Cusia Jr. regaled the capacity crowd with facts and figures on Filipino-American relations. The EPCC NEWS reported today that the newly designated Philippine Ambassador to the United States, Cusia held a Pulongbayan at the Rizal Hall of the Philippine Consulate General at 3600 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles last Friday Night, December 2, 2010 He was on his way to the 10th NAFFAA Regional Conference in San Diego on December 3, 2011 as a guest speaker.

NEWS ADVISORY: Green Party presidential candidate forum, Saturday, December 3rd, LA (tags)

Federal Court: Torture Suit Against Rumsfeld Should Go Forward (tags)

A federal court in Washington today released an opinion upholding the validity of a constitutional rights lawsuit against former Defense Sec't Donald Rumsfeld for his role in the torturing and illegal imprisonment of a U.S. citizen who was working as a translator in Iraq.

July 23 Public Memorial for Geronimo Prat (tags)

A public memorial for former Black Panther Party leader Geronimo ji-Jaga Pratt will be held Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m. at the Agape International Spiritual Center, 5700 Buckingham Parkway, Culver City.

Israel Toughening Conditions for Palestinian Detainees (tags)

repression

State of Emergency Declared for Public School Funding (tags)

California community members, parents, and students joined teachers statewide declaring a State of Emergency caused by years of merciless budget cuts gutting public schools and social services.

Lies, Damn Lies, and Misreporting about Gitmo Detainees (tags)

repression

Political Prisoner Ahmad Sa'adat Update (tags)

lawlessness

NDF-GRP Panels Held Preliminary Talks in Norway:Talks to Resume in February (tags)

The ALLIANCE NEWS, the news service of the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States reported today that the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panels held preliminary talks last 14-18 January 2011 in Oslo, Norway and agreed to resume formal peace talks. Formal talks could not be held for six years during the regime of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo because of the latter’s conspiracy with the US to put the Communist Party of the Philippines, New People’s Army and the NDFP Chief Political Consultant Jose Maria Sison on the US terrorist list and its refusal to resolve the socio-economic roots of the armed conflict.

Obama Tortures Bradley Manning; Where are CCR & ACLU lawsuits? (tags)

Democrat Obama is now torturing whistleblower Bradley Manning by keeping him in solitary confinement 23 hours per day, with no news contacts and no pillow or sheets allowed so he is now on anti-depressants. Where are the CCR (Center for Constitutional Rights) & ACLU lawsuits?

Drop - Cultural Political Performance Event (tags)

Drop: An evening of live performance art, music, experimental sounds, culinary art, and fine art. Celebrating the intersections and collaborations of great creative minds.

Survival wins Hollywood award for tribal rights film (tags)

Survival International’s film ‘Mine: Story of a Sacred Mountain’ has won the award for ‘Best Short’ in the category of International Human Rights at the Artivist Film Festival to be held in Hollywood.

BANTAY PILIPINAS FORMED IN CALIFORNIA (tags)

The Manila based BANTAY PILIPINAS, a cybernet group that advocated for free, clean and honest elections in the Philippines last May 10 presidential elections - formed the Steering Committee of its LA project last August 29, 2010. In a collective decision to continue the tasks of BANTAY PILIPINAS not only as an election watch dog but also as the premier advocate of good governance and anti graft and corruption campaign in the Philippines - individuals and groups banded together and formed a steering committee in Los Angeles

BANTAY PILIPINAS FORMED IN CALIFORNIA (tags)

The Manila based BANTAY PILIPINAS, a cybernet group that advocated for free, clean and honest elections in the Philippines last May 10 presidential elections - formed the Steering Committee of its LA project last August 15, 2010. In a collective decision to continue the tasks of BANTAY PILIPINAS not only as an election watch dog but also as the premier advocate of good governance and anti graft and corruption campaign in the Philippines - individuals and groups banded together and formed a steering committee in Los Angeles.

Palestinian Detainee Abuse During Operation Cast Lead (tags)

clear evidence of Israeli war crimes

The Inaugural Mayflower Festival Held in LA, May 15- A Success (tags)

“It was the first, but it was a sweet success!” The Inaugural MayFlower Festival in the west-end of Historic Filipinotown was held at the parking lot of the Church of the Nazarene parking lot last May 15, 2010. This was the first time that a festival was held in this side of town. Usually may festivals were held in the east side, the center of Historic Filipinotown. Despite the heat of the sun at the end of spring, people turned up for the festivities. There were booths and displays from different community groups and participation from a broad spectrum of people from the community.

The Inaugural Mayflower Festival Held in LA, May 15- A Success (tags)

“It was the first, but it was a sweet success!” The Inaugural MayFlower Festival in the west-end of Historic Filipinotown was held at the parking lot of the Church of the Nazarene parking lot last May 15, 2010. This was the first time that a festival was held in this side of town. Usually may festivals were held in the east side, the center of Historic Filipinotown. Despite the heat of the sun at the end of spring, people turned up for the festivities. There were booths and displays from different community groups and participation from a broad spectrum of people from the community.

Israeli Persecution of Human Rights Activists (tags)

Silencing dissent

RP Elections Update, May 2010 (tags)

With eleven days to the election day in the Philippines, the campaign heats up to the finish in the United States. - In Los Angeles, the BANTAY PILIPINAS, an election watch dog for the Philippines, held a forum debate last April 21 in Kapistahan Grill in Historic Filipinotown attended by spokespersons of the candidates. The debate was very civil but was heated. More than a hundred people attended the forum. The Villar camp was represented by Bobby Reyes, Teodoro by muralist Eliseo Art Silva, Eddie Villanueva by union leader Jay Valencia and Linda Cross, Aquino by Atty. Terry Herrera and Binay by Errol Santos. The moderators for the event was Austin Baul and Cheryl Zarate ably assisted by Cory Esguerra, Cilla Esguerra, Emily Chan and Wendy Natividad.

JFAV-Island Pacific SuperMarket Held Bataan Day/Book Signing , April 11 (tags)

The Island Pacific Supermarket and the Justice For Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) held a Bataan Day Remembrance and a Book-signing last April 11, 2010 from 11:30 to 1;00 PM at Suite No. 3 Island Pacific SuperMarket in the valley. Scores of aging Filipino veterans and widows for the valley some of them in walkers, came for the event. One veteran. Lorenzo Sayson from the island of Negros complained that he and some veterans have not received their lump sum claims. The DVA has reported that 14,000 Filipino veterans from the Philippines have received their claims.

maniac gusanos attack free speech (tags)

anti castro cubans having a counter revolutionary protest in echo park assault members of a counter protest across the street, then attack their own member.

2010 Philippine Election Campaign Heats Up in the US (tags)

Supporters of different presidential candidates stepped up their campaign of support for their respective presidential candidates in the United States as the formal campaign period started in the Philippines on March 7. -- In Southern California, Villar supporters led by the Pimentel group known as TROPANG VILLAR are also held their fundraiser in Duarte, California last Friday, March 5. They were supported by Filipino and American realtors and relatives of Villar in the Los Angeles area. They were heartened by the latest news that Villar is on a statistical tie with Aquino according to latest survey results.

Actions + Conversations + Intersections 2010: Second Annual Los Ángeles Anarchist Bookfair (tags)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

HOLLYWOOD - For the second consecutive year, Los Angeles anarchists organized a bookfair, which, in addition to facilitating exchanges between vendors and literature-hungry readers, also provided an array of panel discussions, workshops, and most importantly, quality interactions with fellow activists in the liberation movement.

Benefit concert for Anarchist Bookfair tonight! (Friday, Jan 22) (tags)

Tonight, the Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair Collective will host a concert to benefit the bookfair, as well as efforts to organize resistance to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Nationwide Protests Demanding Justice for Maguindanao Massacre Victims (tags)

On the International Human Rights Day, and the whole week before that the Filipino American community was on the protest mode. The Alliance Philippines strongly expressed its militant support to the people’s movement in the Philippines oppose to the declaration of martial law and demanded justice for Maguindanao massacre victims by holding protests in key cities all over the United States from December 5 to 10, 2009. - Last December 5, Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan New York/New Jersey Chapter held their 5th anniversary celebrations by honoring the victims of the Maguindanao Massacre. The event was held at the Renaissance Charter Schoo at Jackson Height , new York City from 10:00 Am to 5:00 PM. - On December 8, a Community Forum led by the AJLPP, ANSWER-LA and AFFIRM was held at the FACLA Social Hall, 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, Ca 90026. A panel of speakers from different organizations condemning the massacre featured the event. A candle-light ceremony capped the tribute and honor to the 64 victims of untold cruelties. - On December 10, International Human Rights Day, scores of activists held a candle light vigil and a picket/rally at the Philippine Consulate at Wilshire Blvd. from 6:30 to 8:00 in the evening.

COMMUNITY FORUM AND MEMORIAL MEETING HELD , DEC 8 at FACLA (tags)

Scores of Filipino Americans and their American allies held a solemn memorial meeting to remember the 64 victims of the Maguindanao Massacre last November 23, 2009 last Tuesday night on December 8, 2009 at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 In a candle light vigil, the 64 people who were killed in the most gruesome massacre in the most recent Philippine History last November 23, 2009 in Ampatuan, Maguindanao among them 31 media people were memorialized .

New Earth Liberation Prisoner - Steve Murphy (tags)

Steve Murphy is being charged with a 2006 E.L.F. action in Pasadena, CA.

Rally Against Racism - Protest Nazi March in Riverside (tags)

The Nazis have not yet announced where their rally will be, and will not do so until Friday, they say. So instead of letting this disorganize us, we are just going to go ahead and schedule our anti-Nazi rally for 10 am to 11 am (or a little after) on the public right-of-way right next to Riverside City Hall, at Tenth and Main Streets. It is a "Rally Against Racism," intended to counteract the Nazi message of hate, division, and scapegoating of immigrants and minorities.

FILIPINO -AMERICANS HOLDS MEMORIAL MASSES/PRAYERS FOR PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT CORY (tags)

The Filipino American community held prayer meetings and memorial masses for President Cory Aquino on August 4 and 6 in Los Angeles. On Thursday, August 6, the memorial mass was held at the St.Columban Filipino Church in Historic Filipinotwn Los Angeles. It was led by the Echo Park Community Coalition. Veterans of the anti-martial law movement in the United States and in the Philippines were present at the mass. Fr, john Brannnigan, a friend of the Aquino family and Fr, Frisco Entines, a veteran rights advocate officiated the mass. The solemn mass songs in Filipino was sung by the Parish Generation Choir.

Demonstration at the Honduran consulate/Manifestación en el consulado hondureño (tags)

Monday, June 29, 2009 LOS ANGELES--Small groups of demonstrators gathered at the Honduran consulate on Wilshire Avenue to express their displeasure with the coup d'état against the democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya. Lunes, el 29 de junio, 2009 LOS ÁNGELES--Pequeños grupos de manifestantes llegaron al consulado hondureño en la Avenida Wilshire para denunciar el golpe de estado contra el presidente Manuel Zelaya, quien fue elegido a través de un proceso democrático.

NOW AVAILABLE: CIA MIND CONTROL DVD (tags)

The DVD from the recently held CIA: Mind Control event (held June 5th in L.A.) is now available.

JUNE 11 INDEPENDENCE DAY COMMUNITY FORUM HELD IN LA (tags)

Two poles apart. As thousands of well heeled, best dressed Filipinos gathered in a plush hotel for a gala Independence Day night on June 13 for the Philippine consulate, scores of angry Filipino American and their allies voiced out their protests against fake independence in the Philippines. “ Fight for real independence and sovereignty!” —this was the call of the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP), GABNET-LA and ANSWER-LA as they held their community forum last June 11 at ANSWER office at 137 Virgil St. Los Angeles, CA. 90004.

Iraq Winter Soldiers and Families Testify in Pasadena (tags)

Iraq War Veterans tell of American abuses. inefficiencies and greed in the Iraq and Gulf wars.

Antiwar Protests: 6 Years and Counting (tags)

Demonstrations on the sixth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq were smaller than during the Bush years owing to the “Obama factor,” but more unified than ever against the occupations of Afghanistan and Palestine. The most visible opposition to antiwar has shifted from flag-waving ultra-nationalists to the defenders of Israel. Despite this, far more American Jews demonstrated against the occupations than in support of Israel.

CIRCULO PAMPANGUENO FUNDRAISER, FEB. 28 IN PANORAMA CITY (tags)

The fundraiser party of the Circulo Pampangueno of Southern California (CPSC) held in Panorama City last February 28 was a resounding success. More than 200 people attended the annual fundraiser party of the Circulo Panpangueno of Southern California, one of the oldest regional group in the United States . Then affair was held at the Madonna Hall of the St. Genevieve Church in Panorama City, Los Angeles, CA.

Brown Beret Demonstration in "Rivercide" (tags)

this is footage of the demonstration and march, from Bobby Bonds Park to downtown Riverside, held on Saturday, Jan. 31st, 2009, by the fthe Brown Berets de Aztlan. It's approximately 45 minutes long, and may have some extraneous footage at the end that needs to be cropped.

US-RP BALIKATAN IN BICOL (tags)

LEGAZPI CITY—The AJLPP sources learned today that RP-US War Exercise BALIKATAN is underway in Bicol region, southern Luzon, Philippines. Bicol is one of the hot spot of NPA insurgency since 1972. Proof of this, according to Capt. Kelly Schmader, commander of the 30th Naval Construction Regiment, are the 2009 RP-US Balikatan military exercises that will be held in three Bicol provinces—Albay, Masbate and Sorsogon—in April.

JFAV ACTIVIST CONTINUE PROTEST ACTIVITIES (tags)

JFAV activists here continue their unrelenting advocacy in support of various causes and in protest of other issues even as the community savors Christmas and the advent of a new year. The Filipino Veterans Support Bill, or SB 3689 that passed the Senate hearings last November 17 remains as the foremost concern of the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV). Despite failing energy, living FilVets and their young advocates stay active on the road, making their presence felt in mass actions and community gatherings, and taking the opportunity to speak their minds.

ACTIVIST CONTINUE PROTESTS THROUGHOUT CHRISTMAS (tags)

Activists here continue their unrelenting advocacy in support of various causes and in protest of other issues even as the community savors Christmas and the advent of a new year. The Filipino Veterans Support Bill, or SB 3689, remains as the foremost concern of the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV). Despite failing energy, living FilVets stay active on the road, making their presence felt in mass actions and community gatherings, and taking the opportunity to speak their minds. On December 8, JFAV announced the formation of a partner organization, the Association of Widows, Advocates and Relatives for Equality (Aware) at a meeting held at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) here. In San Francisco, FilVets Gomer Bondad and Reggie Nacua, with activists Ago Pedalizo and Violy Reyes, discussed the seemingly unresolved impasse on the lump sum clause of SB 36879, now pending in the US Congress, at a community meeting held at the ABS-CBN studio in Redwood City last December 10

PCORE/ JFAV JOINS 4th FILIPINO HISTORICTOWN LANTERN PARADE (tags)

Maligayang Pasko! Scores of Filipino World War II Veterans with the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) marched along the busy Temple Street sidewalks together with more than a hundred seniors, young students and residents from the Manila Terrace Apartments to Search to Involve The Pilipino Americans (SIPA) compound with lighted lanterns or ” Parols “last Friday, December 19. Meanwhile, the JFAV-San Francisco held their Christmas program with a potluck lunch at the Wolff’s House in downtown San Francisco last Dec. 14. More than 60 veterans and widows attended the Christmas party.

NEWLY ELECTED FACLA BOARDS ELECTS OFFICERS DEC.7 (tags)

The Coalition for A Better Community (CBC) 15-person slate led by former FACLA vice-president Rizalino Manuel that swept the Nov 16-18, 2008 Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) board of directors elections for the year 2009-2001 will meet on December 7th to elects its executive officers.

CBC SWEEPS FACLA ELECTIONS (tags)

The Coalition for A Better Community (CBC) 15-person slate led by former FACLA vice-president Rizalino Manuel that swept the Nov 16-18, 2008 Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) board of directors elections for the year 2009-2001 will meet on Nov. 30 to elects its executive officers. The elections was held and the counting of votes was conducted by a private elections agency hired by FACLA. The counting of vote and the formal declaration of the outcome of the elections was held in FACLA on Nov 16 and 18, 2008. The CBC made a clean sweep of the elections like what they did in 2001 and 2004 under the leadership of De. Jose Baldonado.

International WShappens December the 6th to the 11th (tags)

We want a debate not from the perspective of the market because the market heralds resolved now that they will make the solution for what themselves caused, with their bad conduction of economic policy

Transgender Day of Remembrance (tags)

11.20.08 was the 10th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

CBC SWEEPS FACLA ELECTIONS (tags)

The Coalition for A Better Community (CBC)'s 15-person slate led by former FACLA vice-president Rizalino > Manuel swept the Nov 16-18, 2008 Filipino American Community > of Los Angeles (FACLA) board of directors elections for the year 2009-2001. The elections was held and the counting of votes was conducted by a private elections agency hired by FACLA. The counting of vote and the formal declaration of the outcome of the elections was held in FACLA on Nov 16 and 18, 2008.

THOUSANDS COMMEMORATE VETERANS DAY NATIONWIDE (tags)

Thousands of students,scores of veterans and hundred of community advocates marched during the VETERANS DAY nationwide in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York and other places - NOVEMBER 8, 2008, in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles. The march and Community Fair started and ended at the at LAKE STREET PARK,227 N. Lake St. Los Angeles, CA 90026. The Veterans Day festivities had started at 10;30 AM at the veterans memorial with an ecumenical mass and wreath laying ceremonies. The solemn tribute started with the national anthems sung by TINIG ng UCLA and the honor guards call on the line. And then the group of community leaders laid a wreath at the memorial monument. Dr. Ben Marte and Mo Nishida led the ecumenical services.

THOUSANDS COMMEMORATE VETERANS DAY NATIONWIDE (tags)

Thousands of students,scores of veterans and hundred of community advocates marched during the VETERANS DAY nationwide in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York and other places - NOVEMBER 8, 2008, in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles. The march and Community Fair started and ended at the at LAKE STREET PARK,227 N. Lake St. Los Angeles, CA 90026. The Veterans Day festivities had started at 10;30 AM at the veterans memorial with an ecumenical mass and wreath laying ceremonies. The solemn tribute started with the national anthems sung by TINIG ng UCLA and the honor guards call on the line. And then the group of community leaders laid a wreath at the memorial monument. Dr. Ben Marte and Mo Nishida led the ecumenical services.

VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATIONS TO BE HELD NATIONWIDE FROM NOV. 6-11, 2008 (tags)

“Despite delays in passing the Filipino Veterans benefits and equity bill in the US Congress this year, the Filipino American community is highly hopeful the reconciled bill will pass this year. This will be the focus of the Veterans Day commemoration nationwide from Hawaii to Washington DC ” JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia boldly announced this optimistic prediction.

AJLPP Support JFAV Mass Actions for the Final Push for Filipino Veterans Rights- (tags)

he AJLPP stands for and supports the final offensive in the US Congress focused on the Senate to call a conference committee to pass the veterans bill, AJLPP West Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia said. The mass actions will be held from October 6 to 10, 2008 U.S wide.

OPPOSITION BET MAYOR BINAY BLASTS GMA IN LA VISIT (tags)

Presumptive presidential candidate for the President of the Philippines. Makati Ciy mayor Jejomar Binay held a press conference at Bahay Kubo restaurant in Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles, yesterday, August 27,2008. Addressing a jam packed hall with Filipino community leaders from all over California, Mayor Jojo Binay lambasted the failed policies of current Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in his capacity as the PDP-Laban president and the United Opposition (UNO), He is reportedly supported by former President Joseph “Erap”Estrada.

Historic Filipinotown Day- Two Celebrations, Two Cultures (tags)

he Historic Filipinotown commemoration started with a bang, with more than 800 runners at its 5K Run in the morning and ended with a whimper with songs from a fading superstar from the Philippines. It was alas --a clash of two cultures and two worlds. On August 2, at the Historic Filipinotown Festival, while more than 600 Historic Filipinotown residents waited for hours for the Filipina “ Superstar “Nora Aunor at the Historic Filipino town festival- another group of less than a hundred well-heeled academics and personalities held their affair in Remy’s On Temple Art Gallery opened the 30-panel murals Smithsonian Exhibits-SINGGALOT. While more than 3,000 people at most participated in the Historic Filipinotown festival held on the streets of Historic Filipinotown, another group of students, academics and professionals oggled at the murals celebrating the centenary of the coming of Filipinos in America. The exhibit that highlighted the Filipino-American history from 1906 to 2006. The Smithsonian exhibits was first showed in Washington DC and will be exhibit at the Remy’s on Temple Art Gallery until October 2008.

Bus Riders Union - what a radical idea ! (tags)

My first visit to the Bus Riders Union meeting on 7/20/08 and boy, am I am impressed ! Enthusiastic courteous bilingual activists

Bush can detain Americans and hold them indefinitely (tags)

"This decision," countered Jonathan L. Hafetz, counsel for al-Marri, means the president can pick up any person in the country–citizen or legal resident–and lock them up for years without the most basic safeguard in the Constitution, the right to a criminal trial." And in effect denies Habeas Corpus to all Americans.

Echo Park Lotus Festival 2008, without the Lotus (tags)

The 31st annual Asian Lotus Festival in Echo Park was held without the Lotus last July 11 to 13, 2008. As early as May, people started to notice that the usual lotus bed in the Echo Park Lake was absent from its bed. By June, the city authorities started to worry about the absence of the Lotus flower. And when the Lotus festival was held last July 11-13, 2008 ,the festival has must go on, like how show business does.

Young girl raped and beheaded in Florida by Mexican traffickers (tags)

a little girl who, after being taken to the Florida panhandle from Mexico, resisted while being raped, and was subsequently made an example of by being beheaded in front of other girls being held to be raped repeatedly

Memorial Meetings For Ka Bel Held in the US (tags)

A simple, solemn and intimate memorial meetings by Filipinos. Filipino-Americans and international solidarity allies were held in the cities of New York and Los Angeles in the United States last May 27 and 28 as Ka Bel was laid to rest in the Philippines. Other memorial meetings are also slated to be held in Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle next week. Scores of activists from the Alliance-Philippines, Gabriela Network-USA and International solidarity groups like International ANSWER, Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), Justice for Filipino Americans (JFAV) and LAANE held the memorial meetings to pay their last respects to Ka Bel in Historic Filipinotown and Queens, New York.

MP3 AUDIO: Interview with Clara Irazábal, Venezuelan Architect and Urban Planner (tags)

Clara is a professor at USC and is currently working on several articles that relate to urban planning and design theory, Latino communities and places in Los Angeles, and the Venezuelan transition to a socialist participatory democracy.

Interview: Iran's Jewish MP (tags)

Q & A with Iran's only Jewish Minister of Parliament

California Democratic Convention identifies problems, not solutions (tags)

The California State Democratic Party Convention held in San Jose was not about party platforms, but more of a media event and a giant sales meeting to market the party to its own delegates. Its objective was not solutions, but winning the White House.

Free the Black Riders (tags)

TRIAL DATE SET FOR THE BLACK RIDERS 3, STRESS, ARYANA, AND GENERAL TACO. The 3 members being held in custody are being held so unlawfully and being prosecuted on trumped up charges of conspiracy and gang enhancement charges! This is a call out to all communities!

BLACK RIDERS TRIAL TOMORROW! WEDS, 26 . NEED SUPPORT! (tags)

TRIAL DATE SET FOR THE BLACK RIDERS 3, STRESS, ARYANA, AND GENERAL TACO. The 3 members being held in custody are being held so unlawfully and being prosecuted on trumped up charges of conspiracy and gang enhancement charges! This is a call out to all communities!

Condloezza Rice Picketed in Australia (tags)

Chanting “war criminal,” anti-war protesters waved blood-colored hands at U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday, but police held them back as she left a Capitol Hill hearing room.

Pesante-USA Solidarity Statement on LA International Women’s Day March (tags)

Los Angeles—The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA militantly expresses it solidarity with the International Women’s March led by the MARIPOSA Alliance and Gabriela Network in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 8. The Los Angeles March 8th Against the War march will start on Saturday, AM, March 8 at the corner of Olympic and Broadway and end at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles. There will be another march in New York on the same day. We in the Pesante USA also commemorate the first women’s march in the United States was held exactly one hundred years ago. Also on March 8. 1971,we remember, the first women’s march was held for the first time in the in the Philippines. It was led by MAKIBAKA before martial law.

Report back from the BlackRiders press conference (tags)

LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2008 - Members of the BlackRiders Liberation Party and their supporters held a press conference today in Leimert Park. Only three media outlets attended: KPFK, LA Indymedia and a reporter for the Final Call. No other media was present.

Venice Gang Sweeps a Sham (tags)

Oakwood Community gets their civil rights violated - again - by LAPD.

FILIPINO VETERANS ALL SET TO MARK 62nd YEAR OF THE RESCISSION ACT IN LA (tags)

No Justice, No Peace! The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) veterans council composed of different Filipino World War II veterans groups held a meeting to prepare for the 62nd year of the Rescission Act on February 18, 2008. Prominent veteran leaders attended the council meeting last February 9. Among those who attended were Franco Arcebal of ACFV; Jack Vergara of Society of Guerillas and Scout Inc.(SGSI); Ramon Lladoc of Veterans Center of the Philippines; Eugene Mondok of United Filipino American veterans(UFAV); Peping Baclig and Nick Gadia of JFAV and Arturo Garcia of People’s CORE.

FILIPINO COMMUNITY MARKS 62nd YEAR OF THE RESCISSION ACT (tags)

REMEMBER THE RESCISSION ACT! The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) an alliance of veterans, community, youth, students and other groups will hold a two-day event recognizing the contributions of Filipino veterans of WWII, as well as the injustices they continue to endure. On February 18, 1946, 672 years ago, the 79th US Congress passed the infamous Rescission Act that removed the recognition to 250,000 Filipino American veterans who served during the Second World War. The first event called JFAV EDUCATION AND ACTION FORUM will be held on February 18 from 9:00 to 2:00 PM at the Lake St. Park Community Center . The forum seeks to study more about the Filipino Veteran's Struggle and strategize ways to gain justice and equity in 2008 The second mass action will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 from 8 AM to 12 PM. Called the MARCH FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE, the JFAV is calling on everyone join in calling for full recognition, benefits, and family reunification for Filipino Veterans.

JUSTICE FOR FILIPINO AMERICAN VETERANS HOST ACTION FORUM LAST JANUARY 24-25 in LA and CA (tags)

Despite the stormy weather, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), in conjunction with the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans (ACFV), Peoples CORE and Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA), held a community action forum last Thursday, January 24, 2008, at 6:00 PM, The Forum was held at SIPA’s community room. It was attended by a fairly good size crowd of veterans, students and community advocates.Veterans groups like Society of Guerillas and Sc outs (SGSI), United Filipino American Veterans (UFAV) and the Veterans Federation of the Philippines(VFP) , lobbyists, organizers, and other supporters was present They were updated by ACFV Executive Director Eric Lachica, JFAV Coordinator Al P. Garcia and Franco Arcebal on the current progress of campaign efforts and relevant legislative bills in the continued pursuit of recognition of the Veterans sacrifices in World War II.

S.O.A. vigil Jan 12, 2008 (tags)

The story of the School of the Americas, or School of the Assassins is a disturbing tale of such organized and planned terrorism; one would never believe it was real. Every year in Fort Benning, Georgia the people protest. This year we brought it to LA.

Black Riders held on million dollars bail each, back in court Wednesday (tags)

The state’s cases against T. A. C. O., Aryana and Stress, which T. A. C. O. described as “b. s.” to defense attorney Guillermo Suarez, are based on the testimony of an undercover cop who alleges that he approached the Black Riders, pretending to be Lebanese and connected to freedom fighters in the Middle East. He claims that the three defendants were involved in a plot to take possession of weapons and protective vests that he claimed to be able to provide them. No weapons were ever involved. These charges are essentially for a “Thought crime” – allegedly conspiring to attempt to possess weapons.

A Lesson in Community Empowerment: (tags)

Last November 11,2007, more than eight hundred youth together with the Filipino World War II Veterans marched through the streets of Historic Filipinotown to protest the 61 years of injustice and inequities. The 7th Annual Veterans Day march-parade was held by the Justice For Filipino Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of students,youth and veterans groups. The parade was held for the eight straight year and is sponsored by the Office of Councilmember Eric Garcetti.

7th Annual Veterans Day Parade Held in Historic Filipinotown (tags)

What Do We Want, Equity, When do we want it? NOW!! Hundreds of Filipino American youth together with the Filipino World War II Veterans marched through the streets of Historic Filipintown to protest the 61 years of injustice and inequities. The 7th Annual Veterans Day march-parade was held by the Justice For Filipino Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of students,youth and veterans groups. The parade was held for the eight straight year and is sponsored by the Office of Councilmember Eric Garcetti

The Hidden Scheme behind Bush's Guantanamo Bay? (tags)

The next phase in this coup d'etat of America is perhaps Bush's present promotion of a nuclear war on Iran and his threats of an escalation into a 3rd.world war!

DHS to test comms strategy in TopOff 4 (tags)

As part of an exercise involving a simulated terrorism attack, the Homeland Security Department wants to gauge the extent to which the public would trust information DHS releases electronically. Like its predecessors, the fourth Top Officials (TopOff) exercise is intended to test the nation's readiness to deal with a large-scale terrorist attacks. This time, the exercise will test the department's public communications strategy.

AJLPP JOINS U.S.-WIDE VIGIL FOR GABNET 3, NOW FROM RETURNING HOME (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) forces joined the women's group GABRIELA Network USA (GABNet) last night that held a US-wide vigil to demand the immediate release of the GABNet 3--Dr. Annalisa Enrile (Chairperson), Ninotchka Rosca (Founding Chair, writer) and Judith Mirkinson (International Relations Officer, founding member)--who've been placed by the Philippine Department of Justice in a "watch" list and barred from returning home to the US. The mass actions in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco were held in front of four Philippine Consular offices in the United States on August 13, 2007.

AJLPP JOINS U.S.-WIDE VIGIL FOR GABNET 3, BARRED FROM RETURNING HOME (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) forces joined the women's group GABRIELA Network USA (GABNet) last night that held a US-wide vigil to demand the immediate release of the GABNet 3--Dr. Annalisa Enrile (Chairperson), Ninotchka Rosca (Founding Chair, writer) and Judith Mirkinson (International Relations Officer, founding member)--who've been placed by the Philippine Department of Justice in a "watch" list and barred from returning home to the US. The mass actions in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco were held in front of four Philippine Consular offices in the United States on August 13, 2007.

Korean hostages to b released (tags)

Taliban leaders,Nasrullah and Bashir say so

Liliana’s Fight: Growing Church Sanctuary Movement Has A New Face (tags)

Minuteman protest against church draws over 100 supporters for new Church Sanctuary resident.
Attention is drawn to racist U.S. Visa Waiver Program.
Night vigil by supporters is scheduled for Friday August 17, 2007 @ 7:30 P.M. (outside church).

AJLPP Mass Actions Against PGMA SONA Held in U.S Major Cities (tags)

Progressive forces in the United States demonstrated their militant solidarity with the Filipino people by conducting coordinated mass actions against Philippine President Macapagal-Arroyo’s state of the nation address in three major cities of the United States from July 22- 30, 2007. - July 23 from 6;30 to 8;00 PM, scores of Filipino Americans and their allies led by the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP)-USA held a vigil rally in front of the Philippine Consulate located in 3600 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. The rally ended with a solemn candle lighting ceremony as a tribute to more than 890 victims of fascism.. During the in one and half hour mass action against US –GMA, AJLPP activists and allies shouted slogans, OUST GMA, RESUME PEACE TALKS, the group displayed banners and signs and lined-up the streets in front of the consulate. AJLPP groups like KmB (Pro People Youth) and Pesante-USA with allies like the ANSWER-LA PWC, YOUTH UNITE and AFW participated AJLPP Mass Actions Against PGMA SONA Held in U.S Major Cities

May 9 Town Hall Meeting on Philippine Overseas Election Held in Los Angeles (tags)

Los Angeles—The first town hall meeting in Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles on the May 14 Philippine overseas voting was held last Wednesday, May 9 at 6;30 PM at the SIPA Multi-Purpose Hall, 3200 W. Temple St. The Historic Filipinotown hall meeting was attended by the Philippine consulate officials and a modest crowd of Filipino Americans. Consul General May Jo Aragon, Consuls Helen Barber and San Agustin who heads the overseas voting at the Los Angeles consulate. They clarified and answered many questions about overseas voting from the interested multi-ethnic crowd.

KABATAAN PARTY LIST SUPPORT GROUPS EVENTS (tags)

In nationally-coordinated events in California and New York last April 28, 29 and May 4, over 350 Filipino youth gathered to show unwavering support for KABATAAN Partylist, the leading and only partylist representing the youth sector in the upcoming elections in the Philippines. Using rock and acoustic music, hip hop, poetry, and shadow theater, Filipino youth used their creativity to show how their local issues are connected with the issues of youth in the Philippines addressed by the KABATAAN Partylist.

NATIONAL FILIPINO YOUTH CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT KABATAAN PARTYLIST (tags)

In nationally-coordinated events in California and New York last April 28, 29 and May 4, over 350 Filipino youth gathered to show unwavering support for KABATAAN Partylist, the leading and only partylist representing the youth sector in the upcoming elections in the Philippines. Using rock and acoustic music, hip hop, poetry, and shadow theater, Filipino youth used their creativity to show how their local issues are connected with the issues of youth in the Philippines addressed by the KABATAAN Partylist.

"Worthy and Unworthy Victims" (tags)

Bush administration police state tactics targeting innocent victims

Impeach Demonstration in Northeast LA (tags)

People came from nearby far parts of the county to participate. One organizer counted 28-30 demonstrators. In one case, a passerby stopped and joined in. Several people held an impeach banner, about 12 feet in length, made by local activist Mary Jacobs. Others held custom-made impeach signs.

Teach-in on The War to be held in Venice (tags)

Anti-war activists in Venice will take a page from Vietnam protests, April 22, when they hold a teach-in on the war in Iraq and its impact on our community, at the Venice United Methodist Church.

Minutemen in Tinseltown (tags)

The hardcore Minutemen/SOS paraded down Hollywood Blvd. to protest the imprisonment of two border-patrol Agents. The LAPD were were out in large numbers, as were counter protesters who walked the sidewalks and interacted in varying ways with the anti-immigrant protesters.

PHOTOs: Anti-war Protest in Mar Vista (tags)

LOS ANGELES - January 11, 2007 – A neighborhood protest of the US escalation of the Iraq war was held on the corner of Rose & Centinela tonight. This protest drew about 75 people.

Services Held for Local Marine, Mario D. Gonzalez , Slain While on Iraq Duty (tags)

Family, friends, and fellow Marines honored a hero Saturday with applause and a standing ovation. Services were held for Mario "Danny" Gonzalez, 21, of La Puente at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Baldwin Park. The Marine lance corporal was killed Nov. 14 when a roadside bomb exploded near his convoy vehicle in the Anbar province of Iraq. Copyright © 2006 Pasadena Star-News

Surrender meeting (tags)

What took so long?

Who needs a constitution when you got King George W Bush as your emperor (tags)

President tests new ground on habeas corpus. Bush flushes habeas corpus down the toilet!

Arizona man still locked up from Sept. 11 terror sweeps (tags)

In a jail cell at an immigration detention center in Arizona sits a man who is not charged with a crime, not suspected of a crime, not considered a danger to society.

Full Statement of Columbia Students Who Occupied the Stage (tags)

October 6, 2006

Protest at Columbia University against Gilchrist (tags)

Full statement of those who occupied the stage at Columbia University at a event with Jim Gilchrist on Oct. 4th.

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUP STEPS UP RALLIES FOR AMNESTY AND LEGALIZATION (tags)

Different Immigrant rights groups and coalitions stepped up their mass actions to force the US Congress to enact laws that will give amnesty and full rights to more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. From September 2, 2005 different mass actions were held all over California and other parts of the United States like Seattle, Phoenix, Arizona, Chicago and other states during the long Labor Day weekend. Labor groups, anti wart and other progressive groups together with the immigrant rights advocates banded together to push the people’s agenda.

Report Back: FCC Public Hearing on Media Ownership (tags)

LOS ANGELES, August 31, 2006 - A public hearing with two of the five commissioners of the FCC was held Thursday this past week on the USC campus.

South Central Farmers: “Back in Action” (tags)

A well-attended vigil was held (the first of several) to draw attention to Councilperson Jan Perry and her role in the mass-destruction of plant life and eviction of farmers.

Code Pink demonstrates in favor of peace (tags)

Code Pink of OC, a a large grass-roots women’s peace & social justice movement, demonstrates at the circle in Old Towne Orange. Photo: Chapman and Glasell in Orange, CA- Code Pink Demonstrators

Tens of Thousands Rallied for Immigrant Rights in Chicago. (tags)

More than 40,0000 immigrants and their advocates marched in Chicago despite the heat wave that struck the United States. The massive march to stop deportations, sanctions, raids and against family separations was held from Union Park at mid morning, 9:00 AM and ended with a rally at 1:00 PM at the Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois.

Remembering Michael ZinZun (tags)

Remembering Michael Zinzun

Military trials for detainees rejected (tags)

On the same day the Supreme Court struck down military tribunals for detainees being held in Cuba, Republicans in Congress began working to give the president the power to use them.

Useful contacts for Jail Solidarity (tags)

Here is some information for those providing support to the farmers and their families in the event of forced evictions:

A Fact or Fiction ? (tags)

The Ttell tale of infamous Yamashita's Gold is brought into life behind a music and entertainment galore concert to be held on May 28, 2006 at Radisson Hotel , 1850 So. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, Ca. The song pieces are original compositions of a talented Asian, RB d' Monte Cristo of the Philippines, writing for a 3200 page novel about a group of young American's tragedy and success in searching for Yamashita's Gold in the Philippines , written by Christopher Paul Ryan due for release soon. The music pieces are selections from Deux Ex Machina album released (www.cdbaby.com/ramonbarrosjr

Funeral Saturday 5/6/2006 for Anaheim Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

A funeral will be held Saturday for Pfc. Raymond L. Henry of Anaheim, who died in Iraq last week. He was 21.

Pension cuts and inequality wiping out retirement for American workers (tags)

For a growing number of US workers, dreams of a decent retirement are quickly evaporating as companies shift retirement costs onto workers, in the form of deductions from already declining wages, in order to maintain profits in a competitive global economy. In the wake of the post-World War II business boom, US workers were granted certain limited concessions in a three-legged system of retirement security that included individual savings, government programs and private employer pensions. Between the 1940s and the 1980s, private pensions with a guaranteed payout (also known as defined-benefit pensions), became a standard component of compensation for a large section of the American workforce.

Black / Brown Unity Overtakes Ted Hayes' anti-MIgrant Demo in Leimert Park (tags)

A spontaneous eyewitness report.

Services Set for OC Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)

Funeral for Lance Cpl. Marcus Glimpse of Huntington Beach will be held Saturday at Newport Mesa Christian Church in Costa Mesa.

Southern California Anarchist Federation meet up at Hollywood Rally (tags)

An open meeting facilitated by the Southern California Anarchist Federation (SCAF) was held today at the rally in Hollywood.

Moussaoui Case Shows Why Guantanamo Tribunals are a Bad Idea (tags)

With no judge to keep the administration honest, the prisoners held at Guantanamo, many of them completely innocent, will be railroaded, perhaps to their deaths.

Update on Border Angels Migrant March (tags)

Progress report from the March and Caravan by Migrants as they head to a showdown with Lou Dobbs and then to DC.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (2/3/06) (tags)

The end of the Internet?

News Junkie Scott's Blog (1/23/06) (tags)

As profits soar, oil companies pay less for gas rights.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (1/19/06) (tags)

Warmer seas will wipe out plankton.

National Conference on Organized Resistance 2006 (tags)

This year's NCOR will be held on February 3-5, 2006!

November Again Month of Many Demonstrations (tags)

Last month had a very diverse mixture of demonstrations from the ever growing military recruiting stations, to the annual protest for the closing of the School of the Americas where an estimated 20,000 held an all day rally.

Transgender Press Conference (tags)

Transgender activists and county and city officials held a press conference on Wed. November 16, 2005 at Los Angeles City Hall to kick off the November 20th observance of the Southern California Day of Remembrance.

Fascists to hold campaign fundraiser for Jim Gilchrist (tags)

Fascists to hold campaign fundraiser for Jim Gilchrist

Bralalalala, transgender woman-winner of LA Music Awards (tags)

Bralalalala, transgender woman-winner of LA Music Awards for special achievement. The event was held on November 9, 2005

Photos from the West LA Vigil (tags)

West LA Neighbors for Peace and Justice staged a vigil on the corner of National & Westwood last night. About 25 people held an hour long candlelight vigil. This was one of 1,000’s of such small gatherings held around the country yesterday.

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

Pastors For Peace Need Urgent Help! (tags)

As of this report (12 Noon, Thursday. 7/21/05) The Pastors For Peace Humanitarian Aid convoy to Cuba is being held at the U.S./Mexico border at Hidalgo, Texas (across from Reynoso, Mex.).

Humanitarian Aid to Cuba Held at Border (tags)

Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba is being held up at the US-Mexico border by US Commerce Department officials.

Report from Campo - Anti-MM action (tags)

Report from the border as of 9PM Saturday From a 1st hand source

Fatima, the Virgin of Abu Ghraib (tags)

I've just finished a painting with accompanying article about a story that is one of the most powerful modern myths to emerge out of the war in Iraq.

Local Janitor’s Strike against Defense Contractors. (tags)

Local Janitor’s Strike against Defense Contractors.

VENICE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL OUT OF THE DOG HOUSE AND ON TRACK FOR A SEPTEMBER ELECTION (tags)

Last night, Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (BONC) voted unanimously to give the go ahead for the next Grass Roots Venice Neighborhood Council election, which will be held September 10 and 11th. The Board's decision came more than nine months after the last GRVNC election was invalidated by the City's Human Relations Commission, leaving the neighborhood council without a quorum, ability to function, or funding.

Arrests in Baldwin Park (tags)

23 anti-hate activists were arrested yesterday at Baldwin Park Demo.

MARCH AND RALLY AGAINST SCHWARZENEGGER (tags)

SANTA MONICA MARCH AND RALLY AGAINST SCHWARZENEGGER TUESDAY JUNE 14th 5PM - 8:30 PM SANTA MONICA COLLEGE

GABRIELA Network & Allies Across the U.S. Protest War "Of" Terror in the Philipp (tags)

GABRIELA Network, a US-Philippine women's solidarity mass organization est. 1989, leads first nationwide protest against human rights violations and political killings in the Philippines.

Fri. 4/29: CodePink-LA Mourns Loss of Friend Marla Ruzicka (tags)

CodePink LA is honoring 28-year-old Marla Ruzicka and her Iraqi colleague Faiz Ali Salim with a vigil and memorial commemorating their lives and work on behalf of civilian casualties of war the war in Iraq and Afghanistan on Friday, April 29.

GABRIELA Network Intl Women Day March & Rally, Women's History Month Activities (tags)

From California to New York, GABRIELA Network, a Philippine-US women's solidarity mass organization, commemorates Intl Women's Day, demand end to war and occupation, calls attention to the impact of these on women of Philippine ancestry.

Panamanian Abducted in LA by Police, Missing (tags)

Panamanian American arrested in LA on January 7.

Video from nurses protest at Gov's house (tags)

Video of protest

Thousands Protest Bush's Inauguration (LA Photo) (tags)

Thousands of people in dozens of cities across the nation walked out of work and school, held mock coronations, intoned the names of the Iraq war dead and held candlelight vigils to show their disapproval of President Bush as he was sworn in for his second term. PHOTO: Protesters, wearing bags on their heads, kneel as police look on during an inaugural protest Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, in Los Angeles. The protest remained peaceful and no arrests were reported. The bags are a reference to the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. (AP Photo/Ken Marchionno)

S. KOREA. 11.29/Last Week's Struggle Report (tags)

Now since exactly 381 days in sit-in strike on Myeong-dong cathedral’s compound, downtown Seoul, migrant workers are always in the first front line of the class struggle.

9/19: Los Angeles DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 7) (tags)

Teacher/Student Day: Students and Teachers gather to support Higher Education

LGBT Marriage Rights Demonstration (tags)

As Congress begins debating an amendment to deny equal marriage rights to same-sex couples, lesbian and gay activists and supporters held a rally and march this Monday, 7/12/04, to say no to discrimination and yes to equality for all.

SECRET PRISONS USED BY U.S.A. (tags)

Taken from the Mainstream media, here is a wonderful report on how our nation is, yes, using secret detention during this current War of Terror.

Josh Cannole Gets Apology, $20,000 (tags)

Mayday in S. Korea (tags)

Workers, students and migrants demonstrated for a world without exploitation and oppression.

Pro-Choice Rally Held In Fresno (tags)

Pro-choice events were held throughout the country today - including Fresno California. See pictures from the pro-choice rally in the Central Valley.

Paroled Mexican Woman Fights Deportation (tags)

Copied from AP, about Maria Suarez. Follow the link to support the victim of this brutality.

Pictures of 3/20/04 March Vs. Occupation in Hollywood (2 of 2) (tags)

Pictures from the March against War and Occupation that was held in Hollywood, CA on March 20th, 2004.

Pictures of 3/20/04 March Vs. Occupation in Hollywood (1 of 2) (tags)

Pictures from the March against War and Occupation that was held in Hollywood, CA on March 20th, 2004.

Aristide held prisoner! (tags)

Thousands of pro-coup, anti-democracy demonstrators marched in Port-au-Prince on Sunday to show their support for neo-fascist Guy Philippe and former death squad chief Louis Jodel Chamblain. The march was escorted by hundreds of U.S. occupation troops who guarded the march with Armored Personel Carriers and Humvees. Nevertheless, pro-Aristide resistance fighters opened fire on the march, killing 6 of the anti-democracy demonstrators. U.S. occupation troops returned the fire but it's not known if any of the pro-Aristide resistance fighters were hit. In the photo, supporters of death squad leader Guy Philippe ask US Marines to shoot at pro-Aristide fighters. (AP Photo/Pablo Aneli)

Vet Memorial in S.M. (tags)

Veteran Memorial in Santa Monica, February 15th, this Memorial is held every Sunday from 11 AM to 1PM. Below Six Images and a 35 SECONDS VIDEO

L.A. Demonstration vs. Coup in Haiti 3/1/04 (tags)

A fully produced audio report on an emergency demonstration vs. the coup in Haiti that was held Monday, 3/1/04 in Los Angeles at the Westwood Federal Building. The demonstration was organized by ANSWER. Feel free to broadcast this or use it in any other way that you like. I recorded this myself and can therefore grant such permission, and do grant it here.

Rallies and Street Actions on February 19 to Support Supermarket Strikers (tags)

Notice of street actions/rallies to be held on Thursday, February 19, 2004 at supermarkets throughout Southern California in support of the striking and locked out members of UFCW.

200,000 in Spain protest Iraq War! (tags)

Hundreds of thousands of antiwar protesters marched in Madrid Spain to call for an end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Calls were also made for the total withdrawal of some 1,300 Spanish troops from Iraq. The anti-Imperialist protestors held banners and placards that denounced the idiot Cowboy in the Whitehouse, as well as his puppet... Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Maria Aznar. Protestors also carried thousands of pictures of Spanish television cameraman Jose Couso, who was murdered along with Reuters TV cameraman Taras Protsyuk when U.S. occupation soldiers fired a tank shell at the media hotel where the two were working in Baghdad. The massive anti-war protest was held to mark the first anniversary of demonstrations held around the world when nearly 15 Million people marched to oppose the U.S. oil war against Iraq (Reuters photo/Andrea Comas).

The Capture of Saddam Hussein-Editorial statement (tags)

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BUSH SICKNESS - NEW DISEASE DIAGNOSED IN LONDON. (tags)

I have a disease called 'Bush Sickness'. It was caught at Buckingham Palace when I saw President Bush. I have 'Bush Sickness' as he killed my finace in Iraq, refuses to help find my child there and his army in Iraq captured / held me for 3 weeks in Iraq, accusing me of terrorism.

We Report, You Get It Wrong (tags)

The more commercial television news you watch, the more wrong you are likely to be about key elements of the Iraq War and its aftermath, according to a major new study released in Washington on Thursday.

America's Camp Delta, Guantanamo: 660 Prisoners, 42 Countries, No Rights, No Cha (tags)

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CENTRAL VALLEY INDYMEDIA CENTER (tags)

An Indymedia center for the Central Valley in California came one step closer to reality at a meeting held last night in Modesto.

Davis Reverses Parole for Flozelle Woodmore (tags)

9-10-03: Davis reverses Board of Prison Terms's recommendation to parole woman who was convicted at 18 of killing her abuser, prior to the allowance of testimony regarding battering and its effects.

Kucinich for President Chapter Meets Near Topanga / Woodland Hills (tags)

Kucinich for President Meeting on Thursday, August 14th 7 PM - Near 101 and Topanga. Contact Julie4Kucinich@aol.com to get address, directions, details.

The Invisible (Toll of the Terror War and it's Lies) (tags)

The problem goes beyond religion. A new xenophobia is abroad. In Connecticut, a resident told police that he had heard two "Arabs" talking about anthrax. Whereupon police officers arrested two Pakistani men suspected of having had the conversation at a gas station. They also hauled in an Indian businessman who was minding the station temporarily for his uncle, the owner. The man was held for 18 days and then released without charge or compensation.

The appalling loss of humanity (tags)

"Instead of apologizing for not letting me see my son, they won't even let me have the photographs. I never believed things would come to this," al-Ahmar said on the weekend in a telephone call from prison. "Do you know what I felt when the judge refused to let me have the photos? That I am living in the age of slavery, when children were taken from their fathers as soon as they were born."

Red Cross denied access to POWs (tags)

Up to 3,000 Iraqis - some of them civilians - believed to be gagged, bound, hooded and beaten at US camps close to Baghdad airport

RW: Secret Police Round-Ups in L.A. (tags)

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A Note on Troll Tactics (tags)

The function of most of the Trolls who infest this site is to disrupt, spread, and test disinformation lines to see how easy, or difficult, they are to defuse.

Peaceful Demonstrators Ends With Police Aggression (tags)

Sundays peaceful demonstration ends with skirmishes between demonstrators and police.

CIA has 2 sons of the 9/11 architect (tags)

In the finest traditions of third world despots the American Government has abducted 2 young boys and flown them to the U.S. for Interrogation. Aren't you so proud?

Ventura County Students Walkout and Demonstrate Against War (tags)

Students from throughout Ventura County, CA walked out of classes, held demonstrations, and rallied for peace.

THE REGIME'S BLACK HOLE OF LA: 120 INTERNED MUSLIMS IN 400 SQUARE FEET - 44 SQUARE METERS (tags)

Buried in the 13th paragraph: ... "he was sent to the basement of the Federal Building downtown and held in a room of about 400 square feet with roughly 120 people."

Guerrillas propose prisoner swap (tags)

The Colombian guerrilla organisation FARC-EP renews an offer to release a number of prominent politicians and a score of army and police officers. In return the FARC demands the release of all guerrillas captured by the government forces

Vegas Peace Demo (tags)

Las Vegas is usually known as a hotbed of apathy. However, a small but lively group of protesters challenged that image yesterday with a spirited anti-war demonstration on the Las Vegas Strip. The demonstrators held signs and chanted slogans in front of the MGM Grand, where Bush, Sr. was raising funds, before marching up and down the Strip.

Garden Party for Green Party candidate Oct., 19 (tags)

Green Party Event: On Saturday, October 19, Phill Courtney, the Green Party candidate for Congress in the 44th district, will be holding a Garden Party for his campaign.

CARTOONS Y QUE (tags)

CARTOONS Y QUE is an exhibit of cartoons by leading Chicano Toonistas to be held at Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural.

HELD RANSOM (tags)

artists addressing dysfunctional relationships

People’s needs vs. guns and corporate greed (tags)

MADISON, Wisc. – Groups with diverging politics converged June 14 -18 around the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

FORMER PEACE BROKER CRITICIZES EU (tags)

The inclusion of the Colombian guerrilla organization FARC in the EU list of terrorist groups deals a fatal blow to the possibilities of striking humanitarian deals between rebels and government, says former peace broker Carlos Lozano.

Chicano Press Association Moving Forwarding... (tags)

The Chicano Press Association (CPA) has struggled to create an alternative press and media since its reactivation in 1989. During this more than a decade of struggle, the CPA has organized over dozens of meetings, workshops, conferences, and has produced newsletters, books, and pamphlets. At a meeting held on February 9, 2002, in Oxnard, Califas, and it was decided that in order to continue the creation of a mass national press, that we organize a “National Conference on Raza Press, Media and Popular Expression” to be held on September 14, 2002.

INTERFAITH VIGIL TO FREE AMERICAN DOCTOR DETAINED IN ISRAEL (tags)

humanitarian mission to assess the health needs in the Palestinian territories.

Placentia Activists File Police Misconduct Reports (tags)

Victims of Placentia police brutality fill out misconduct reports.

Placentia Residents Protest Police Brutality (tags)

Placentia residents protest police brutality and racial profiling.

Placentia Anti-Police Protest (tags)

Placentia residents protest police brutality and racial profiling.

Palestine Land Day Demo #2 (L.A.) (tags)

On March 30th, several thousand demonstrators held a protest march at the Westwood Federal Building in solidarity with the Palestinian People

RaisetheFist.com Founder Released From Federal Prison (tags)

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Santa Cruz 2 Sentenced (tags)

Matt Whyte & Peter Schnell were sentenced today in federal court.

Short Scenario from web research (tags)

The following is a list of participants and events going down at the world economic forum in NYC. The list does not pretend to contain the entirety of the event, or the be %100 accurate- as it was a result of late night research. For a more accurate view, go to scenerio planning websites such as www.accny.org/events.index.html or www.anotherworldispossible.com/textonlyA.html then click on convergence online.

Protest protest held by racist (tags)

Rally to be held by race terrorist to protest Jesse Jackson

Anti-war rally in downtown LA draws hundreds (tags)

An emerging anti-war movement in Los Angeles held its second vigil Thursday evening in Pershing Square in downtown, drawing 300 to 400 people.

Borderhack 2.O *REPORT* (tags)

SOMETHING there is that doesn't love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass abreast. -Robert Frost

Free Speech Radio Activists Protest the National Assoc. of Home Builders (tags)

2 photos: San Francisco, CA - On July 25th a small group of KPFA free speech radio activists held a demonstration against the National Association of Home Builders.

Long Beach May Day Update (tags)

update from the Long Beach May Day Action

Minneapolis Council takes action on ISAG protest (tags)

Public Hearing held on police tactics at ISAG conference held July 24-26. Resolution to follow.

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