Pacifica Radio, Rwanda, and DR Congo (tags)
As the stand-off at the Pacifica Radio Foundation offices in Berkeley continues, I have to ask myself why Pacifica matters. Is it worth such a constant struggle? One reason I answer yes is the truth that makes its way onto Pacifica airwaves about Rwanda, DR Congo, the whole Great Lakes Region of Africa, and the US/Pentagon responsibility for the most lethal conflict since World War II. News reports about this are not consistent across the network, or across the broadcasts of different stations, but some of Pacifica's reporting on this fulfills its oft repeated claim to bring you news that no one else will. This is one example: the voice of Keith Harmon Snow, included in this 02.12.2014 KPFK report, is heard on RT and Press TV, but certainly not on NPR, or any major TV network outlet in the U.S. or Canada.
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.
Lee Siu Hin "Report from Baghdad" (July, 2003) (tags)
Today is the 10 year anniversary of US invade Iraq. 10 years ago July, reporter and activist Lee Siu Hin represent Pacifica Radio went to Iraq for war coverage, interviewed many people, government officials as well US soldiers
South Central Activist Runs for City Council; Tells Radical Life Story (tags)
Ron Gochez: Life Story of a City Council Candidate from South Central, High School Teacher, and Community Organizer born to an undocumented mother who fled civil war in El Salvador. 33 Minutes Audio/Photography
Cindy Sheehan Speaks at Reception in San Diego (tags)
For four years, from her emergence as an anti-war activist following the death of her son Casey in combat in Iraq, Cindy Sheehan was a hero among liberals and Democrats for her attempts to hold then-President George W. Bush to account for starting the Iraq war and taking her son's life in vain. Then she ran for Congress against Democratic icon Nancy Pelosi and made it clear she held both major parties responsible for the war and the rest of America's ills. Now she's Roseanne Barr's running mate in the Peace and Freedom Party's Presidential campaign, running on a socialist platform that says education, housing and health care are human rights.
Caravan for Peace begins journey across US to oppose drug war (tags)
Today, the Caravan for Peace and Justice with dignity stepped of from the Mexican border and travelled to Los Angeles from San Diego. They hope to draw attention to the epic failure of the drug war and will arrive in Washington DC with their message on September 12.
REMEMBER THE “GREAT CALAMITY” IN ARMENIA , 1915 (tags)
Los Angeles--Today, the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) stands with Armenians across LA and the United States to commemorate the 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. We must speak out and acknowledge the 1.5 million who lost their lives in the genocide in 1915. It is very revolting that until today the Turkish authorities and their allies in the United States refused to recognize and still denies the genocide also known as the “Great Calamity” which became the model of a later Holocaust by Nazi Germany in World War II.
JFAV 70th Bataan Day Benefit Dance-Dinner at FACLA, April 9, 2012 (tags)
“Remember Bataan, Honor our Heroes!” The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and Seniors for Filipino American Community Empowerment (S4PACE) ,surviving the Filipino veterans especially the defenders of Bataan and their advocates will hold a commemoration of the 70th Bataan Day, on Monday, April 9, 2012 at FACLA Social Hall ,1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 at 5:00 PM. The event dubbed as “ Gabi ng Kasaysayan at Kasiyahan”.—a dinner dance party is a fundraiser of JFAV for its delegation that will lobby at the US Congress from April 16-18, 2012 in Washington DC.
Los Angeles participates in national day of action against war in Iran (tags)
Occupy War - Stay After the Rose Parade to Hear Cindy Sheehan Speak (tags)
Looking forward to Monday's occupy event at the Rose Parade, focusing on Cindy Sheehan's speech. Argues the wars should be a top priority of the Occupy movement. Provides information about participating in the Occupy LA contingent for the parade.
Rally to Protect Free Speech from Police Brutality (tags)
Friday, November 11, 2011
RIVERSIDE, (CA) - In response to Sunday's police raid on the peaceful anti-Wall Street encampment at the downtown arts walk, Occupy Riverside marched on the police station and rallied there. In recognition of Veteran's Day and the significant contributions of veterans to the Occupy Movement and all social justice movements, we took a moment to honor the veterans in our movement and all veterans of the class war.
Presente! MAGU (tags)
Gilbert "Magu" Lujan - leader of the Chicano Art Movement
San Diego Hosts Three May Day Rallies (tags)
San Diego hosted no fewer than three rallies on Sunday, May 1 — one between the Centro Cultural de la Raza and World Beat Center in Balboa Park, followed by a march to the Federal Building downtown where the second rally was held, and a third at the San Diego Community Concourse that united the participants with another set of marchers, who had assembled earlier in the morning in Chicano Park, also for a walk downtown. The rally speakers focused on a wide variety of progressive issues — workers’ rights, education cutbacks, health care, immigrants’ rights, war and peace, Queer liberation — and attempted to draw connections between them and psych the participants for the long struggle ahead to preserve and extend those rights in the face of a relentless assault on them by the radical Right.
Palm Sunday Peace Parade: The Call for the End to War and Oppression is Louder than Ever (tags)
Join Christian Peacemaker Teams member and author James Loney and show your solidarity with those who march for an end to war and oppression around the globe.
March 19 Anti-War Protesters Target Obama (tags)
The annual anti-war demonstration sponsored by the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice (SDCPJ) in mid-March had a markedly different tone this year from the actions in 2009 and 2010. Then the protesters and rally speakers had soft-pedaled criticism of President Obama, still holding out hope that he would fulfill his campaign promise to end the U.S. occupation of Iraq and would come to realize that the war in Afghanistan — already America’s longest-lasting combat — was unwinnable and would withdraw there, too. Instead, Obama chose the eighth anniversary of former President George W. Bush’s attack on Iraq to launch U.S. air raids on Libya, thereby getting us involved in a third war against a Muslim country — and one young man at the rally summed up the attitude of most of the 300 people there by wearing a T-shirt with the famous Shepard Fairey image of Obama, and under it the words “War Criminal.”
Photos and videos from the March 19th Antu War Rally (tags)
Videos of Veterans Speaking out against the war: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shlQQy829Vs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnSUMR2kTFQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry1JnjHy_8o
Los Angeles Stages Hollywood Antiwar Protest for Eighth Year (tags)
Rally called out by ANSWER Coalition brings out the Faithful. Photo Set one of three
Santa Barbara Says "No!" to War (tags)
After a moving rally at Dela Guerra Plaza, a contingent of [protesters marched to Arlington West, a commemoration of those fallen in war to remember the notorious Bush invasion of March 19, 2003
Anti-Nuclear Peace Marches on March 19 (tags)
On this 8th anniversary of the illegal US invasion and occupation of Iraq in its agenda of blood for oil wars to maximize profits, we are also witnessing another profiteering horror, that of a nuclear holocaust caused by the breakdown of nuclear power in the face of earthquakes and tsunamis. Go to the nearest peace march on March 19 to support solar, wind and tidal power for clean, safe, renewable energy, for an end to blood for oil wars and an end to the whole deadly private profit system.
Chicano Arts Pioneer Takes On Globalization and War (tags)
Pioneering Chicano artist Malaquias Montoya was present at the creation of the Chicano rights movement in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, being one of the organizers of the Mexican American Liberation Arts Front (MALAF) who helped create the images of that movement. But he’s also involved with current social and political controversies. In his show “Globalization and War: The Aftermath,” through March 4 at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park, he takes on Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib, the U.S. government’s rationalization of torture (“softening them up for interrogation”), the growing gap between rich and poor in the U.S. and throughout the world, and other progressive themes in a bold, assertive and often brutal style derived from 20th century New York artist Ben Shahn and the Mexican muralists Orozco and Siquieros.
Community Dialogues in four US Cities: Mothers and Other Caregivers Speak Out (tags)
Mothers & other caregivers speak out against child welfare injustices, budget cuts, criminalization and war. Together they planned joint actions to demand that child “protection”, welfare and other government policies end the trashing of mothers and recognize the value of their caregiving work.
NO TO WAR IN KOREA, STOP THE IMPERIALIST PROVOCATIONS (tags)
The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent and ongoing provocations being made by the US and the South Korean puppet government against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. We are one with International ANSWER Coalition in calling for mass action in the nation’s capital, Washington DC on November 27, 2010 to stop the war and end the tension in the two nation peninsula.We add our voice in a call to stop imperialist provocations for a new war in Korea. We reserve another strongest condemnation to the puppet Philippine government of Noynoy Aquino III for jumping hook line and sinker in condemning the DPRK as the aggressor party in toeing the US Imperialist line.
Irvine Long War Memorial Dedication (tags)
The city of Irvine, Ca dedicated the US's first and only memorial to ongoing war ever constructed. Memorializing the more than 5K dead mercs from the Iraq / Afghan occupation, there is space for 8K names. The memorial will be updated yearly with the names of new mercs.
Veteran Activist Tom Hayden Speaks in San Diego (tags)
Veteran activist and former California State Senator Tom Hayden came to the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest November 4 to talk about the "Long War," a doctrine used by America's military that suggests the U.S. will be at war against militant Islam for 60 to 80 years and Afghanistan and Iraq are merely "theatres" in this war. He also talked about the recent midterm elections and the frustration of white voters, especially white men, at the failure of either the Republicans or the Democrats to improve their lives.
This Clown is the 'Law'? (tags)
It seems that we don't need another example that the 'Law' in LA is above the law. It makes up its own to serve the enemy of the people for hidden revenues and further encroachments upon our rights as a people and due process.
Vets say: "Shut Down the War Machine!!" (tags)
On the 9th Anniversary of the Afghanistan War Join us at the Hollywood Military Recruitment Center to Hollywood Military Recruitment Center. Vets say: "Shut Down the War Machine!!"
Endorse: Labor Activists Condemn FBI Repression (tags)
Like Dr. King before us, we will not be silenced.
Southern CA organizations to announce unity and denounce the FBI attacks against Human Rig (tags)
Southern CA organizations to announce unity and denounce the FBI attacks against Human Rights activists
More about Alex Sanchez and the Fed's WAR ON GANGS (tags)
RE-Published fromThe Nation (http://www.thenation.com) Feds Have Been Hiding Evidence From Wiretap Courts In Their War on Gangs
US Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Dismisses Obama’s Jobless Recovery (tags)
Alexander says financing the war and the U.S. occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan is costing U.S. jobs and hundreds of billions of dollars that could be used to rebuild and repair our nation’s infrastructure; “The war and occupation is taking the U.S. economy into a full scale depression.”
PCORE /JFAV Community Forum on July 26, 2010 at the Silver Lake Medical Center (SLMC) (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the Association of Widows, Advocates and Relatives for Equality (AWARE) marks the 69th year of the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) Day, July 26, 1941 with a community forum. The commemorative event will be held on Monday , July 26, 2010 at the Silver Lake Medical Center ground floor at the Cafeteria at 1711 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 around 5;00 PM. The community forum will also discuss People’s CORE Smoke Free Apartment Project and issues about the veterans equity.
USSA Stays Strong (tags)
The United States Student Association (USSA), representing more than 4 million students nationwide has opposed Congress' legislative tying together of educational funding and the funding of war. Their own 63rd Congress convenes at UCLA July 15-20. Call for interviews.
Anti-war Protest This Friday, May 7th in West LA (tags)
Please join us for our on the corner of National and Barrington in West LA this Friday, May 7th, between 6 and 7 p.m., to speak out against the escalation of war in Afghanistan and the continued military occupation there by our U.S. forces.
New York Car Bomb Incident: Another False Flag? (tags)
Another suspicious false flag possibility
Los Angeles Stages Protests Marking Seven Years of American War (tags)
Hollywood and Vine Hosts Antiwar Protests on The Seventh Anniversary of The American Iraqi Invasion. (Photo Set 1 of 1)
STOP THE WAR, BRING OUR TROOPS HOME, NOW! (tags)
The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) forces in Los Angeles, Washington DC and San Francisco joined the mass protests led by International ANSWER in these major cities on the anniversary of the 7th year of the US led war of aggression against Iraq and Afghanistan last Saturday, March 20, 2010.
STOP THE WAR, BRING OUR TROOPS HOME, NOW! (tags)
STOP THE WAR, BRING OUR TROOPS HOME, NOW! The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) forces in Los Angeles, Washington DC and San Francisco joined the mass protests led by International ANSWER in these major cities on the anniversary of the 7th year of the US led war of aggression against Iraq and Afghanistan last Saturday, March 20, 2010.
Iraq Veterans Against the War video from the Anti War Rally on 3/20/2010 (tags)
This Rally was on Hollywood Blvd on March 20th, 2010
Anarcofeminist contingent at March 20 Antiwar March (tags)
Anarcha-La is calling on our anti-authoritarian sisters and brothers to join us on Saturday, March 20th for the anti-war march starting at noon at Hollywood and Vine.
On MLK Day, NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE! (tags)
We, in the Filipino- American community and JFAV commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day or Kingdom Day in Los Angeles and all over the United States today, January 18th, 2010. It is several weeks to Feb 18, 2010, the 64th year of the Rescission Act of 1946 when the US congress stripped the Filipino veterans their rights and benefits as American veterans. This will be the 64th year that we are still unrecognized for our military service for America . Adding insult to injury, the removed the Filipino World War II veterans from the Enhanced American Veterans Benefits Law or the New GI Bill of 2008. Instead they gave the veterans a one time lump- sum- ( $ 15,000 to American citizens and $ 9,000 to Filipino citizens)—in essence - hush money for their “ human suffering for waiting for this lump sum” not a recognition of their war time service.
Anti-war protests expected next week (tags)
Obama is expected to announce an escalation of the US war against the people of the Middle East next week. The only possible good that might come from this would be renewed anti-war actions in the US. Please consider organizing to take direct action to stop the war by any means necessary!
The war on public-sector unions (tags)
The biggest headlines have come out of California, where 193,000 state workers have suffered pay cuts of at least 14 percent because of "furlough" days, while thousands more have endured layoffs.
Dr. Helen Caldicott Speaks in San Diego (tags)
Dr. Helen Caldicott, a powerful international activist against nuclear weapons and nuclear power for over a quarter-century, spoke at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego October 23 and painted a picture of global warming as an imminent apocalypse that requires immediate action to develop alternative energy sources and stop using fossil fuels. She also denounced the public-relations campaigns aimed at convincing people that global warming isn't a threat, and said climate-change deniers like Rush Limbaugh directly threaten the survival of the earth and therefore should not be allowed to broadcast.
October Surprise - Peace Prize to a War Criminal (tags)
The IgNobel tradition continues
AUDACITY IN NORWAY!: It's a morbid joke, right? Barack Obama? Nobel Peace Prize? (tags)
The Audacity of Hype! Not since Henry Kissinger was given "the Peace Prize" in 1973 has the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize involved such a sad and tragic irony. Between now and delivering his "Peace" Prize acceptance speech, Obama will be sending drones to bomb mostly collaterally innocent people every week (in their homes, marketplaces, villages, and even wedding parties). He will be continuing to operate George 'Dubya' Bush's practically beyond-the-law, rendition-torture gulags (notoriously, Gitmo & Bagram). He will be expanding the technological advancements, types and potential "usability" of U.S. nuclear weapons (while supposedly also being awarded "for his attempts to curb nuclear proliferation"). And, he will be, upon their every request, militarily resupplying a racist apartheid state (Israel) with cumulatively billions of dollars worth of cluster, DIME and phosphorus bombs, no matter how many fleeing families upon whom that state will use those execrable terror weapons. The Nobel Peace Committee must still be high on the 'Obamalade' to make such a blatant mockery of what the Nobel prize for peace(!) should stand for. Or, should they now call it the Nobel "Peace Is War" Prize? [ --JA]
39th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium: "Still Here, Still A Force" (tags)
Saturday, August 29, 2009
EAST LOS ANGELES--Thirty-nine years ago, a statewide series of demonstrations by Chicanos and Chicanas against the wars in Southeast Asia culminated in a police riot and the assassination of Los Angeles Times and KMEX journalist Rubén Salazar. Today, members of the Chicanx community and activists of all stripes commemorated the day's fateful events with music, poetry, teatro, and speakers.
Remember the call to Truth Action August 11th (tags)
On the Eleventh Day of Every Month We Unite in Action for Truth until Justice 9/11 TRUTH NOW
Shepard Fairey's Obama (tags)
Chris Burnett is host of "Indymedia On Air" on KPFK 90.7 FM, Los Angeles
Winter Soldier Southwest on YouTube #1 (tags)
On Saturday, May 9, 2009 Iraq Veterans Against the War held hearings about war crimes and the abuse of our soldiers. The Winter Soldier Southwest heard from many American vets of the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam and well as the victims of war and the families of vets. The Gold Star Families, Military Families Speak Out, Veterans For Peace, Vietnam Veterans for Peace and the Iraq Veterans for Peace were all represented. This is the testimony of Ryan Endicott about his experiences in Iraq.
Mock Funeral Procession Remembers Military In Iraq (tags)
Military Families Speak Out, Long Beach Area Peace Network, Iraq Vets Against the War, Veterans for Peace and Vietnam Veterans Against the War protest occupation in Seal Beach and Long Beach, California in symbolic funeral procession.
Mar Vista Neighbors for Peace and Justice Mourn Loss of Local Activist, Eleanor Belser (tags)
The peace community lost a staunch supporter last week with the death of Eleanor Belser, who passed away at her home in Mar Vista. Eleanor was 89.
SDSU Hosts Teach-In on Israel, Gaza (tags)
The political science department of San Diego State University (SDSU) fully intended their "teach-in" on the conflict between Israel and Gaza to be as objective as possible. The speakers were all professors — two Jewish, one Arab — but they agreed more than they disagreed, particularly that both Israel and Hamas had committed war crimes. Nonetheless, when the audience had a chance to ask questions, many of them proved to be militant supporters of one side or the other — and the supporters of Israel got to the public microphone first and gave the impression of having "packed" the meeting.
Why We Chained Ourselves to the Israeli Consulate (tags)
On January 14, 8 Jewish Angelenos — including us — chained themselves to the Israeli Consulate on Wilshire Boulevard in protest of Israel's attacks on the people in Gaza.
Israeli Cultural Exchange Not Welcome in Santa Barbara (tags)
A Call to Boycott and Protest of Israeli Cultural Exchange at Santa Barbara's Arlington Theatre on February 24th, 2009: Israel's Batsheva Dance company
ANTI WAR PEACE ADVOCATES MARCH A MLK DAY in LA (tags)
Marching at the largest Martin Luther King Jr Day-the 24th year commemoration last January 19, 2009 from Western to Leimert Park, hundreds of peace activist and anti-war advocates marched with thousands of people chanting: “ MONEY FOR JOBS AND EDUCATION. NOT FOR WAR AND OCCUPATION!” The more than 200 protestors marched under the lead banner of the Topanga Peace Alliance and Veterans for Peace and led by the Cuahtemoc Azteca Dancers banging their drums. They marched together with more than 400 different delegations, floats and marching bands representing all shades and political color all over Southern California marched past the mains stage located at Crenshaw Blvd.
LA Indymedia Site Attacked by Hackers. (tags)
Friday, January 16, 2009 – For close to 30 minutes on Wednesday users trying to access the familiar LA Indymedia homepage instead saw a different image on their computer screens . The site had been the victim of hackers. The image below is a screen grab of the hackers attack.
Jews Shut Down Israeli Consulate -LA (tags)
Early this morning, Jewish activists in a historic first in Los Angeles, chained themselves to the entrance of the Israeli Consulate and blocked the driveway to the parking structure, blocking all traffic in and out of the building. "We sent a clear message to the world that LA Jews are part of the global majority in opposition to the Israeli siege of Gaza," said Lenny Potash a 72-year old protester who was cuffed to eight other activists, blocking the driveway to the consulate. The activists were joined by 50 other supporters and who chanted "LA Jews say, End the Siege of Gaza" and "Not in Our Name! We will Not be Silent!" Protesters also held up signs reading "Israeli Consulate: Closed for War Crimes."
1/10 Palestine Watch: People worldwide protest against Israel+Videos (tags)
The prolonged Israeli war and killing against Gaza has triggered continued anti-Israeli demonstrations across the globe....
WIDOWS AND RELATIVES OF FILIPINO VETERANS WILL FORM GROUP FOR EQUITY AND BENEFITS (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) together with the Society of Guerillas and Scouts (SGS) will hold an organizing meeting for widows and relatives of Filipino World War II veterans on Monday, at 10:00 AM December 8, 2008 at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center at Fountain St/Vermont, CA 90027. The event will mark the formal entry of the United States into the Second World War with the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.
DESPITE ARROYO"S CHANGE IN SCHEDULES AJLPP RALLY/PICKET AT LAX SHERATON VS US-ARROYO (tags)
The ALLIANCE for a JUST and LASTING PEACE in the PHILIPPINES (AJLPP), ANSWER-LA and GABNET enjoins all freedom-loving activists to join us on Friday, November 21, 2008, 6 PM, to stage a picket and rally in front of the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, 6101 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, to protest the presence of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the US. And despite with some abrupt changes in schedules , the AJLPP with ANSWER-LA and Gabnet-LA will demand a stop to the US War on Terror in Mindanao, Stop the crackdown on the Progressive movement in the Philippines and Resume the Peace talks between the GRP and the MILF/NDFP
PICKET/RALLY AGAINST PGMA Nov. 21 in LA (tags)
The ALLIANCE for a JUST and LASTING PEACE in the PHILIPPINES (AJLPP), ANSWER-LA and GABNET enjoins all freedom-loving activists to join us on Friday, November 21, 2008, 6 PM, to stage a picket and rally in front of the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, 6101 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, to protest the presence of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the US. The AJLPP with ANSWER-LA and Gabnet-LA will demand a stop to the US War on Terror in Mindanao, Stop the crackdown on the Progressive movement in the Philippines and Resume the Peace talks between the GRP and the MILF/NDFP
Anti-war veterans deploy 4,171 toy soldiers at gas station (tags)
Anti-war veterans deploy 4,171 toy soldiers at gas station In a daring guerrilla raid earlier this fall, members of the Los Angeles chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) infiltrated a local gas station to deploy a battalion of 4171 toy soldiers, together with a sign reading, "Price of Gas: 4171 U.S. Soldiers."
Filipino Veterans Commemorate 64th Year of the Leyte Landing at HPMC in LA (tags)
–Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) commemorated the 64th Year of the Leyte landing, October 20, 1944- the start of the Liberation of the Philippines with the proper rites at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) in Vermont and Fountain St in Los Angeles on Oct. 22, 2008. Scores of World War II veterans, community advocates and the Philippine Consul General Mary Jo Aragon, Vice Consul Daniel Espiritu, Errol Santos of HPMC and hospital personnel led the simple rites held at the HPMC auditorium. A Filipino mass was officiated by Fr. George Florendo to pay tribute to both living and departed veterans who fought in World War II in the Philippines.
Iraq Vet Paul Rieckhoff Speaks at City College (tags)
Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq War veteran, executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and author of a book about his war experiences called "Chasing Ghosts: Failures and Façades in Iraq," spoke October 4 at San Diego City College about the war, the needs of returning veterans and how various elected officials are responding to the veterans' issues his group regards as priorities.
Journey to My Home: China, Hong Kong, Beijing Olympics 2008 (Part Two) (tags)
A Long Waited Trip to My Heartland. Part Two: Macau, China My Visit to Macau
Cmdr. Cres Abad, 88 (tags)
Commander Crescencio E. Abad, past president of the Filipino World War II veterans group –the United Filipino American Veterans (UFAV) based in Los Angeles passed away last August 5, 2008. He was 88 years old. Cmdr. Cres Abad was a World War II Bataan veteran and fought under the USAFFE. He belonged to the 301st Field Artillery Battery of the 21st FA of the USAFFE. He was also a survivor of the infamous Death March.
Middle Schoolers in El Sereno Protest War and Raids (tags)
Chicano club at El Sereno Middle School are protesting the war and immigration raids.
JFAV and the Filipino Community Salutes Companero Don White (tags)
We, in the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) were profoundly shocked and saddened on the news of the sudden death of Don White, a dear comrade and friend of the Filipino World War II veterans and the Filipino immigrant community. Don White, the Director of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) in Los Angeles, 70, died of a massive heart attack in his apartment last Friday, June 20, 2008 in Los Angeles.
Don White Addressing a Los Angeles Antiwar Rally in March of 2005 (tags)
Video showing Don White addressing a rally against the Iraq war in March of 2005.
Don White: My Recollections and Pictures since 1985 (tags)
My recollections and pictures of activist Don White, whose death became known this past Sunday.
KPFK Continues to Ignore AFTRA and SAG Labor Disputes (tags)
Despite being in the middle of Hollywood and the entertainment industry war on workers, they find no voice on "Revolutionary Radio " KPFK.
SAVE THIS DATE: Iraq Forum at CSULA Thursday May 29, with KPFK's Sonali Kolhatkar (tags)
On Thursday, May 29 at 7:30 PM, Sonali Kolhatkar of KPFK's morning show "Uprising" will moderate a forum on Iraq and Middle East Peace with Iraqi reconstruction activist Raed Jarrar, former US diplomat Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright, and Edgar Cuevas, a member of Iraqi Veterans Against the War. Col. Wright will also be selling copies of her book, "Dissent: Voices of Conscience," about government insiders who have risked their careers to oppose the Iraq War. At 7:30 PM, 3rd floor Golden Eagle ballroom, CSULA.
Anti-War San Diego Congressional Candidate Hosts Forum (tags)
Anti-war progressive Mike Copass, challenging incumbent Democratic Congressmember Susan Davis from San Diego in the June 3 primary, held a town-hall meeting on Mother's Day, May 11, not only to promote his own candidacy but also to build opposition to continuing the Iraq occupation.
May Day Strike Against the War Shuts Down All U.S. West Coast Ports (tags)
On May 1, every port on the West Coast of the United States was shut down to demand an end to the U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. The historic May Day walkout by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is the first time ever that an American union has struck against a U.S. war. The union ranks defied the rulings of an arbitrator, who twice ordered them to go to work. They overcame the capitulations of the ILWU leadership, which didn't want the work stoppage in the first place, tried to water it down and cowered before the threats of legal action while waving the flag. The employers' Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) declared the May 1 port shutdown an "illegal strike." But after all the huffing and puffing from the bosses' mouthpieces, the dock workers pointed the way to defeating the imperialist war by mobilizing working-class power. In the end, it was more than a work stoppage. The dock workers' May Day strike against the war was a first step, a show of what it will take to bring down the warmongers in Washington. Their "symbolic" action was felt all the way to Iraq, where dock workers in two ports stopped work in solidarity with the ILWU. But it was only a beginning. What is needed is not only industrial action but a political offensive against the Democrats and Republicans, the partner parties of American imperialism, to build a class-struggle workers party.
US Senate Passes Equity Bill, 96-1 (tags)
The US Senate began deliberation on S.1315 or the Filipino Veterans Equity Bill on April 22, 2008 and today, with a vote of 96-1, the bill was finally passed. This bill is generally an omnibus bill enhancing benefits to most US veterans. The provision of S.57 was partly incorporated in S. 1315 which will afford the Filipino veterans in the US to receive the same benefits as those of their US veteran counterpart. Those who are residing in the Philippines shall receive a monthly special pension of $300/month if the bill is finally signed into law. " We would like to thank the leadership of the Senators Inouye and Senator Akaka and all veterans advocates especially the youth for making it a possibility for this bill to pass. This is our long awaited desire to be recognized for all our sacrifices during World War II," said veteran leader Peping Baclig, National JFAV Coordinator..
VERMONT AFL-CIO CALLS ON WORKERS TO SUPPORT WEST COAST SRIKE AGAINST WAR (tags)
The Executive Board of the Vermont AFL-CIO, representing thousands of workers in countless sectors across Vermont, have unanimously passed an historic resolution expressing their “unequivocal” support for the first US labor strike against the war in Iraq.
Bataan Day Protest April 10, 2008 in Los Angeles (tags)
“Money for the Filipino Veterans, Not for the War” With these slogans scores of veterans, community advocates, youth and students signified their protest in front of the monument for the veterans of the Spanish-American War at the Westwood National Cemetery near the federal building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd. and Veterans St. yesterday, April 10 at 5:00 PM “Today, after 66 years, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) commemorate the 66th Bataan Day with a protest rally for the passage of the equity bill in the U.S. Congress.. declared Arturo P. Garcia in an interview with the media. “ If the US Congress can pass a resolution with 415 vote for a free Tibet against China, why can they not do the same with Filipino veterans?” asked Garcia. “ The equity bill has been languishing in Congress for 15 years,” “ What is wrong with Congress? Is this not a case of racism against the Filipinos and a case of China-bashing?” the AJLPP and JFAV declared.
Longshoremen to close ports on West Coast to protest war (tags)
This is called Walking the Talk. Please do all you can to publicize and support this effort.
Bataan Day Protest in LA (tags)
“Remember Bataan!” This was the battle cry of American soldiers during the Second World War. The battle cry was a call to avenge the American defeat and the Death March that the Japanese Imperial Army perpetrated against American and Filipino Forces that surrendered in Bataan on April 9, 1942. Today, after 66 years, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of Filipino veterans, student, youth and community advocates announced that they will commemorate the 65th Bataan Day with a protest rally at the Westwood Federal building 11000 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles on April 10, 2008 at 5:00 P.M.. “Money for the Filipino Veterans, Not for the War” will be the slogan of JFAV, AJLPP and Samahang Pilipino at UCLA who were spearheading the rally.
For Workers Strikes Against the War! ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Against War (tags)
In a major step for the U.S. labor movement, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced that it will shut down West Coast ports on May 1, to demand an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East.
US troops Reached 4,000 Deaths Mark in Iraq War (tags)
The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) find it unfortunate and sad that the number of American troops killed in Iraq surged to 4,000 at the time of the holiest of the Christian events: Easter Sunday, March 23,2008. The US war deaths surged passed the number of U.S combat deaths in the Filipino-American War of 1899-1902 which is 1,500 out of more than 4,324 war deaths in the four years war for the colonizing the Philippines.
Protest McCain Visit to LA – Tuesday the 25th (tags)
This is an open call to everyone who is against war and the failed polices of BuSh.
Roosevelt High Students Picket Recruitment Center In Boyle Hts. (tags)
BOYLE HIEGHTS, EAST LA, March 20, 2008 – Students from Roosevelt High marched from their school to a nearby military recruitment center today to demonstrate against the continuing war in Iraq and the predatory practices of military recruiters on their campus. The students staged a picket in front of the recruitment center. The protest was peaceful and there were no arrests.
Pasadena Protest against the Iraq War (tags)
Protesters visited Rep Schiff's office to demand an end to the US occupation in Iraq after 5 years of bloodshed.
Gore Vidal Headlines San Diego Anti-War Rally (tags)
Author Gore Vidal headlined the San Diego anti-war rally March 15 in the working-class City heights district and declared he'd be happy if either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama replaced George W. Bush as President. Other speakers including Nadia Keilani of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, were less optimistic about the political process and faulted both Democrats and Republicans for failing to confront U.S. imperialism.
March 15: 10,000 Protest Iraq War in Los Angeles (tags)
People in Los Angeles Join Global Day of Action to Stop the War
Anti-Authoritarian Call to Action for March 19th (tags)
We are calling on West Coast anti-authoritarians and anti-capitalists to join us on March 19th, and help us bring the operations of these war profiteers to a standstill. We will be meeting on March 19th at Market and Sansome in San Francisco, beginning at 7:30 AM. Actions will be ongoing throughout the day.
Silent Walk for Peace in Santa Monica (tags)
98 activists make a strong silent statement against the Iraq occupation by walking through the shopping district of Santa Monica and ending at the Arlington West memorial.
LA vs WAR (tags)
The Los Angeles art community is uniting April 10-13, 2008 for an unmissable event: LA vs. WAR.
Photos from the Anti War Protest in Hollywood 3/15/2008 (tags)
These are photos from the Anti War Rally that took place on Hollywood Blvd - March 15th, 2008
AJLPP Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of the War in IraqMarch 15-19, 2008 (tags)
War is Hell.” This statement of an American civilwar general, General Tecumseh Sherman, best describesthe present war on Iraq and Afghanistan. On its fifthyear, the Iraq war surpassed World War II in lengthand the Vietnam War in expenses. Studies by Nobel Price winning economist Joseph E.Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes show that it will costU.S budget between $1.7 - $2.7 trillion by 2017,exceeding the US war expenses in Vietnam.
12:20 am - Iraq War Protest in Hollywood (tags)
12:20 am - Iraq War Protest in Hollywood
ALL OUT: March 15 Mass Protest in LA (tags)
Join Thousands to Protest the War on its 5th Anniversary - Stop the War NOW!
Iraq Soldiers to Testify about War Crimes at Winter Soldier (tags)
To listen to the parts of the historic Winter Soldier broadcast in Southern California, tune into Pacifica Radio's KPFK at 90.7 FM in Los Angeles and 98.7 FM in Santa Barbara. You can hear the full broadcast online at www.warcomeshome.org. The broadcast runs from 6am-4pm Pacific time (9am-7pm Eastern time) on Friday, March 14th, 6am-4pm Pacific time (9am-7pm Eastern time) on Saturday, March 15th, to 7am-1pm Pacific time (10am-4pm Eastern time) on Sunday, March 16th.
ANTI-AUTHORITARIAN CALL TO ACTION (tags)
We are calling on West Coast anti-authoritarians and anti-capitalists to join us on March 19th, and help us bring the operations of these war profiteers to a standstill. We will be meeting on March 19th at Market and Sansome in San Francisco, beginning at 7:30 AM. Actions will be ongoing throughout the day.
JFAV Supports LA International Women’s Day March 8th Against the War (tags)
Money for Filipino Veterans, Not For the War! With this as the battle cry, the Justice For Filipino Veterans (JFAV) militantly supports and joins the International Women’s Day March led by the MARIPOSA Alliance and Gabriela Network in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 8. The International Women’s Day Los Angeles March 8th Against the War will start on Saturday, at 10:30 AM, March 8 at the corner of Olympic and Broadway and end at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles.
ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Demanding End to War in Iraq, Afghanistan (tags)
In a major step for the U.S. labor movement, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced that it will shut down West Coast ports on May 1, to demand an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East. This is the first time in decades that an American union has decided to undertake industrial action against a U.S. war. The action announced by the powerful West Coast dock workers union, to stop work to stop the war, should be taken up by unions and labor organizations throughout the United States and internationally. And the purpose of such actions should be not to beg the bourgeois politicians whose hands are covered with blood, having voted for every war budget for six and a half years, but a show of strength of the working people who make this country run, and who can shut it down!
Follow-Up: UCSB Army Conference Totally Shut Down! (tags)
Anti-war protesters celebrated on February 13th after having forced the US Army's Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB) to cancel the second day of its annual conference at UC Santa Barbara.
350 War Resistors Blockade and Disrupt UCSB Army/Industrial Conference - 3 Arrests (tags)
350 anti-war activists converged and clashed with police to disrupt, blockade and shut down the ICB Military/Industrial collaboration conference at UCSB this past Tuesday, February 12th.
Hundreds Attend Anti-War Protest & Picket in Hollywood , January 31. (tags)
Shouting “: CLINTON ,OBAMA YOU WILL SEE, THE IRAQI PEOPLE WILL BE FREE!” Hundreds of activists ralled outside the Kodak Theatre 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles last January 31,2008 Also shouting and holding banners that said: End the war and occupation now! All U.S. and foreign troops out of Iraq immediately! Money for jobs, housing, education, health care - not for racist war! the rallyist braved the cold weather and stayed up to 7:30 in the evening even after the debates..
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)
Antiwar Groups to Protest Dem Debate in Hollywood (tags)
There Won’t Be A Candidate In That Theater Who Will Really End The War, But That’s What The People Want—And We Intend To Do It WHAT: Anti-War Protest and Picket WHEN: Thursday, January 31, 2008, 5-7 p.m. WHERE: Outside the Kodak Theater, 6801 Hollywood Blvd. (at Highland)
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.
Claremont tickets horn honkers at weekly Iraq war protest (tags)
Police try to silence protest supporters
Grand Opening: School of the Americas Watch West (part 1) (tags)
“Word began to spread as we researched the school and discovered what we had here was indeed a school of assassins, a school for dictators. These soldiers came here to learn counter insurgency. Who were the insurgency? They were the poor, the religious leaders, labor leaders, and many others. And then when the torture manuals were discovered in the curriculum, that got a lot of front-page coverage. Word began to spread, and our numbers in the movement grew.” -- Father Roy Bourgeois, founder, School of the Americas Watch
No Fil-Vets Equity for 2007 (tags)
On the other hand, Al Garcia of the Justice for Filipino American Veterans in L.A. said that the non-passage of the equity bills was because of the solid opposition of the Republican party.The equity bill was vehemently opposed by Republican Senator Larry Craig. “If some people in the Republican party will vote with the Democrats, maybe there’s a chance that it will pass the floor. But they were solid (against it). We are planning to do more dramatic mass actions next year. Senator Daniel Akaka is promising that perhaps, at the 62nd anniversary of the equity bill in February, they will try to pass it,” Garcia added.
Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 2 of 2) (tags)
To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (Links to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")
Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 1 of 2) (tags)
To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (A link to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")
EPCC and JFAV Marks 66th Pearl Harbor Day in Los Angeles (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles Chair Arturo P. Garcia and the Justice For Filipino Veterans (JFAV) leader Faustino Baclig vehemently condemn the US Congress most especially the Republican party for opposing the veterans equity bills that resulted for its no-passage this year. “This is the most blatant form of racism and discrimination. For more than sixty-one years the veterans continued to be treated as second-class American veterans. They continued to be denied the rights and the privileges that should be accorded to them as American World War II veterans” Garcia exclaimed.
WAR CRIMINAL, Donald Rumsfeld, Honored in Newport Beach Tonight, 11.17.07 (tags)
WAR CRIMINAL, DONALD RUMSFELD, TO RECEIVE THE 2007 STATESMANSHIP AWARD tonight, November 17, 2007, in Newport Beach, CA USA!
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
Fascist Rock Star Singing in LA Tonight (tags)
A top Croatian rock star whose concerts are a venue for indoctrinating in clerical-fascism is in LA tonight. In song, "Alas, My people," he sings that 'antichrists' and masons (fascism-speak for 'Jews') and communists plot to destroy Catholic Croats. The "Protocols of Zion" set to music.
NOV. 10 SOCIALISM CONFERENCE IN LA (tags)
This Saturday, join us for a Regional Socialism Conference in Los Angeles. There will be workshops, speakers and discussion on building a movement for revolutionary change in the United States.
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.
Los Angeles "End the War Now" Rally Oct 27th: (tags)
Los Angeles "End the War Now" Rally Oct 27th: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFDvzXNogKc Check out the latest linked added to the following URL: http://NEOCONZIONISTTHREAT.BLOGSPOT.COM
Counter Recruitment Protest - Pasadena (tags)
Groups of students and neighborhood protesters shut down recruiting center for the day
October 27: Los Angeles March, Rally & Die-In (tags)
Hit the Streets to End the War Now! LA Protest Part of National Day of Action
Message to George Bush from a San Diego Evacuee (tags)
Neither the Border Patrol nor George Bush is welcome in San Diego! We’ve Suffered Enough! Message to George Bush, I believe… 1. Nature caused these fires 2. Global Warming, the most dangerous side effect of Capitalism, made them worse. 3. The lack of resources to fight these fires and which are currently being used in the imperialist war in Iraq prevented most of these fires from being extinguished expeditiously.
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.
Los Angeles Becomes The Largest City in the Country to oppose the Iraq War (tags)
End The War LA, Code Pink, Iraq Veterans Against the War and others, call for a mass convergence at city hall at 9:15AM, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH at Los Angeles City hall to put pressure on our elected officials to pass an historic anti-war resolution.
Living Peace Symbol in Santa Monica to Celebrate Day of Nonviolence 10/2/07 (tags)
Join us to celebrate the first annual UN designated International Day of Nonviolence. This event will take place this Tuesday, October 2, at 6:30 PM, just North of the Santa Monica Pier, and will involve lighting up the beach with a living peace symbol!
Military Families occupy Rep. Sanchez's office (tags)
A group of Military Families, vererans and supporters was arrested this morning at Congresswomen Loretta Sanchez's office after an overnight stay in her office.
THIS WEDNESDAY! Reflections and Songs about the Spanish Civil War (tags)
Wednesday August 8 at CSULA: "Silence, Memory and the Spanish Civil War" with music by the Xochisoneros.
PEOPLE’S CORE/ JFAV PARTICIPATES IN SUCCESSFUL 5K RUN AND FILIPINOTOWN FESTIVAL AUG.4- 5 (tags)
The People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) and the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) composed of Filipino World War II veterans and their advocates, ardently participates in the first Rotary Club of Historic Filipino 5 Kilometer Run Walk last August 5. The activities was capped by a 5-kilometer run on Sunday Aug.5 More than 400 runners and walkers participated on the event. City Council Member Wendy Gruel awarded the winners of the 5K Run/Walk chaired by Rotarian Donny Joaquin, the 5K Run/Walk Race Director. More than 20 veterans and youth acted as watchers along the route of the 5K run from Burlington/ Court street to Commonwealth/2nd Streets back to the finish line.
Tom Hayden receives first-ever Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award (tags)
Tom Hayden receives first-ever Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award
Tom Hayden is given the Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award (tags)
The New York Times book review has said; Hayden is "the single greatest figure of the 1960s student movement.”; Nicholas Lemann, national correspondent of The Atlantic has written "Tom Hayden changed America"; Forty years later he was described as "the conscience of the Senate" by the political columnist of the Sacramento Bee; When he retired in 2000 after eighteen years, including chairing the committees on higher education, labor and environment, he received the longest farewell of any legislator in memory, according to the Los Angeles Times; "His journey is our journey through the tumultuous and disillusioning decades, He is our Everyman, he is us." – Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Talk at CSULA: "Silence, memory and the Spanish Civil War", August 8 (tags)
Prof. Costa of CSULA will give a presentation on the Spanish Civil War, followed by music by the Xochisoneros.
Iraq Vets Bring the War Home (tags)
Iraq Vets Against the War took over the streets of Santa Monica today in "Operation First Casualty." Real Iraq vets and volunteer detainees presented what a typical day in Baghdad would be.
Rohrabacher at War: Rendering democracy in the homeland (tags)
Man of War: Congressman Dana Rohrabacher says that he doesn't care if 50 innocent people are falsely accused of terrorism, even, apparently, if it means killing American Democracy. This story was submitted to the Orange Coast Voice newspaper May 24, 2007 and will appear that newspaper's June edition, available online also at www.ocvoice.com. John Earl is the editor of that paper.
PEACE ACTIVISTS TARGET CONG. HOWARD BERMAN (tags)
About 40 peace activists from multiple groups in the San Fernando Valley gathered in front of Congressman Howard Berman's home in Valley Village on Sat, May 26,2007. Berman did NOT VOTE on the supplemental Iraq appropriations bill HR2206 that funds the war without timelines for withdrawal. Groups represented included Neighborhood Peace and Justice, Progressive Democrats of America, Progressive Caucus CDP, So. Cal. Grassroots, Valley Democrats United. Photos: (c)2007 Linda Sutton
Public Terror: Escalating the War on Migrants (tags)
The mass public assault on the May 1st rally and a public raid on migrants at a shopping mall in Chicago shortly before May 1st mark a brutal and highly public escalation in the ruling class's war on migrants. Increased resistance like the upcoming May 17th march to MacArthur Park is exactly what the situation calls for.
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
Full rights for all immigrants! (tags)
A new mass leaflet.
Earth Day at the Highland Park Vigil (tags)
"Despite our emphasis on dire environmental issues, pedestrians expressed interest in our signs concerning war victims."
The Zell[ing] Out of the Baltimore Sun (tags)
Sam Zell, a multibillionaire and “committed Zionist,” will soon gain control of the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, and 23 TV stations. Zell, an AIPAC supporter, has promised he won’t interfere with the news sections of any of the media outlets. I think he’s another Mortimer B. Zuckerman of the NY Daily News, who pushed for the Iraqi War. America--prepare for a “Dark Age!”
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.
Ucla--Protest Against Racist, War Cheerleader (tags)
Ucla--Protest Against Racist War Cheerleader
Open Letter To Middle East Scholar Daniel Pipes (tags)
A Plebeian's response to Recruiting Soldiers Against Radical Islam
JFAV Bataan Day Commemoration, April 9, 2007 in Los Angeles (tags)
Remember Bataan!” This was the battle cry of American soldiers during the Second World War. The battle cry was a call to avenge the American defeat and the Death March that the Japanese Imperial Army perpetrated against American and Filipino Forces that surrendered in Bataan on April 9, 1942. Today, after 65 years, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), the regional alliance in the West Coast of Filipino veterans, student, youth and community advocates announced that they will commemorate the 65th Bataan Day on April 9, 2007 at 9:00 A.M with simple commemorative rites that will highlighted by the blessing of the memorial monument and wreath laying at the Lake Street Park Memorial Monument at 227 Park View St. Los Angeles, CA 90026.
Jerry Rubin Breaks Fast, Brings Scroll to Westwood (tags)
Peace activist Jerry Rubin ended his month-long anti-war hunger fast today, and displayed his 1000-foot message scroll for peace at the Westwood Federal Building. Around 100 people attended an adjoining 4th anniversary vigil.
March 17 Protests: Massive Turnout in LA, Across the Country (tags)
Tens of Thousands March on the Pentagon 50,000 in Los Angeles, 40,000 in San Francisco
San Bernardino Marches Against the Wars (tags)
The War on Iraq and the War on Migrants come home in San Bernardino.
Critical Mass (Bike Ride) Against War in Santa Barbara! (tags)
Hundreds of students and community members took to the streets on M17 against the war.
Audio clips from M17 2007 march against the war (tags)
Audio clips of chants, songs, and music from LA's march against the war on March 17, 2007. Most clips under 1 minute, a couple are 4-5 minutes long.
March 17 Hollywood Anti-War Protest (tags)
4th Anniversary Iraq war protest staged by ANSWER Coalition
Vigil for Peace at Pasadena City College (tags)
Vigilers call for end to US military recruiting on campus and US troops to leave Iraq!
JFAV-Samahang Pilipino Conference March 10-11: A RESOUNDING SUCCESS (tags)
“All Out for Equity and Justice” With this battle cry, over 150 community advocates, students, youth and the remaining Filipino World War II veterans all over Southern California and Los Angeles gathered for a successful Unity Conference on March 10-11, 2007 in UCLA in Los Angeles, CA 90095. The Unity Conference began at 9:00 a.m. of each day at the Moore Hall at the UCLA campus. On Saturday, March 10, 7:00 p.m, over 200 people came to an exhilarating three-hour Cultural Solidarity Night at 100 Moore Hall UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095. The cultural night featured the showing of the 35-minute documentary, “Broken Promises,” performances by spoken word artists, cultural groups and other surprise numbers and paid glowing tribute to our veteran heroes. Conference organizers awarded a plaque of appreciation to longtime veteran rights’ supporter, Allan Pineda Lindo, a.k.a. Apl de Ap of world famous Grammy-awarded hip hop group, “Black Eyed Peas.”
March 17 Mass Anti-War Protest in Los Angeles (tags)
On the 4th Anniversary of the Iraq War - Stop the War! Mass March and Rally - Regional Action in LA Live Concert by Ozomatli & Performance by Jackson Browne
JFAV-Samahang Pilipino Conference March 10-11: ALL OUT FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE! (tags)
“All Out for Equity and Justice” With this battle cry, the community advocates, students, youth and the remaining Filipino World War II veterans in Southern California and Los Angeles cordially invite the public to come and gather for a Unity Conference on March 10-11, 2007 in UCLA in Los Angeles, CA 90095. Veterans leaders like Commander Jack Vergara of the Society of Guerillas and Scouts Inc (SGSI); Commander Franco Arcebal of ACFV; Commander Peping Baclig of JFAV; Commander Joe Samonte of Long Beach and Veterans Federations of the Philippines (VFP; Commander Flor Cadiente of FACLA; Commander Eugenio Mondok of the United Filipino American Veterans (UFAV) and Sam Icalina and Manny Aquino of Carson full mobilized heir membership and will grace the occasion.
Take Mondy March 19th OffNon-Violent Protest and US Army Recruiting Center (tags)
For years, the United States has waged an unwarranted war on the people of Iraq. The human cost of life has reached astronomical proportions. Over 3,000 US Soldiers have been killed since the beginning of the war. The Iraqi casualties are reliably calculated to be as many as 600,000+ human lives.
The Other Hollywood Oscar Ceremony - The "Oscar for Peace" Awards (tags)
At the corner of Hollywood and Vine, just blocks away from where the Hollywood Oscars were to be presented at the Kodak Theater, the "Military Families Speak Out" organization hosted an “Oscar for Peace” awards ceremony and "Bring Our Troops Home Now" peace vigil. "Military Families Speak Out" honored individuals “for their exceptional and tireless commitment to waging peace, rather than war.” The event drew thousands, and featured an 8-foot “Oscar” in military camouflage with the inscription “Bring Me Home!” The "Code Pink Police," members of the antiwar group, Code Pink Women For Peace, arrested a mock President Bush, while the "Billionaires for Bush" comedy troupe conducted a mock counter-protest.
Demo At Waxman's Office F22 (tags)
Sit-in and informational picket at Henry Waxman's office to demand real action on the Iraq war funding.
Santa Monica "Arlington West" Iraq War Memorial Marks Three Years (tags)
Santa Monica "Arlington West" Iraq War memorial marks three years with no end in sight as Bush "surges" occupation.
UCSB Students Rise Up, Strike Against War & Block Freeway (tags)
Nearly 1,500 UCSB students, staff, faculty members, and local residents participated in a powerful and transformative strike against war on February 15th. The day culminated with a mass sit-in on Highway 217 -- the main freeway leading to campus -- that blocked traffic for roughly two hours, followed by a lock-down of the campus administration building, Cheadle Hall.
Students Stage Die-in at UCLA (tags)
LOS ANGELES, February 15, 2007 – Over a dozen students staged a die-in on the UCLA campus today as part of the February 15th national day of student actions against the war in Iraq.
Strike Against War by Occidental Student Coalition to end War (tags)
Strike plans at Occidental College (1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041):
Operation Occupation: Rep. Adam Schiff (tags)
'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!
"Oscar for Peace", an Anti-War Vigil and Awards Ceremony (tags)
UCSB Students Plan Strike Against War, Feb. 15 (tags)
Students and allies at UC Santa Barbara have called for a student strike on Feb. 15th to oppose the war and occupation of Iraq, further escalation, and the Bush administration's apparent plans for a military strike against Iran.
Personal Account & Photos of the Los Angeles J27 Protest (tags)
A firsthand account of the January 27, 2007 antiwar march in Downtown Los Angeles, with 12 photos taken on the route.
ANSWER Coalition photos from Jan 27 Anti-War Protest - On to March 17 in LA! (tags)
Photos from Jan 27. Next, the massive March 17 protest in LA. March 17 is the 4th anniversary of the Iraq war.
Anti War Protest in LA (tags)
Pictures of the anti war protest in Los Angeles, with Ron Kovics and Cindy Sheehan, Saturday January 27, 2007
Stop the War, Video (tags)
Stop the War demo, march in photos, set to somber music.
Short interview with a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War (tags)
Jeff is part of the growing veteran and GI resistance movement within the military. When the soldiers refuse to fight the war will end.
More From L.A. J27 (tags)
Second batch of photos from the January 27 march against the Iraq war.
3000 March Downtown to Stop the War! (tags)
Rain didn't stop the January 27 L.A. march and rally from sending a unified signal with DC and other cities that the people of the United Statse want this war to END. Corporate media didn't ignore us - we were "The Big Story" on KFWB.
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.
ANSWER Anti-War Contingent at MLK Day Parade (tags)
Photos from the anti-war contingent at the MLK Day parade
Santa Monica Came Out to Protest Surge (tags)
Santa Monica protest march on Jan. 11 against Iraq Surge
An Evening w/Marv Davidov: 55 Years of Grassroots Activism (tags)
ANSWER Protest at Wilshire & Western Draws Over 300 - Jan. 11 (tags)
On Jan. 11, the ANSWER Coalition initiated an Emergency Protest Against the Bush War Escalation Plan.
6:30 pm Protests Against More War Going on Now (tags)
6:30 pm Protests Against More War Going on Now
Where to Protest War This Thursday - List of Places (tags)
List of Places to Protest Escalation of the War
SURGE FOR PEACE! - San Fernando Valley (tags)
[ And now, a message from the President of the United States: "After mah special speech on surging Eye-Rak, in which i'll be talkin bout my big plans fer VICTORY in that there country, which will include sending - oh, around twenty thousand more of yer kids to protect our oil fields - i hope you all will be inspired enough ta stay home and watch some good 'ol Merican telivision, or maybe go shoppin ta support my war effert. Just be sure NOT ta excersize yer right ta free speech - you wernt using that 'ol thing anyway - by going to tha Thursday Night SURGE FOR PEACE Vigil in the San Fernando Valley hosted by all them thar peace-niks. Jus go along with mah war plans, and everythin will be jus fine 'n dandy. Anyway, that's what Jesus done whispered in mah ear tha other night." ]
VIDEO: Veterans For Peace light 3,000 candles on Santa Monica beach (tags)
Uploaded is video from the Veterans for Peace New Year’s Eve installation in response to the 3,000th US military death in Iraq. 3,000 candles were lit for each death.
THIS WEDNESDAY: ANTI-WAR ACTION AT LA CONGRESSMAN’S OFFICE (tags)
Urge Waxman to Take a Leadership Role in Bringing our Troops Home Now Demand Waxman Pledge to Vote against the Next 150-Billion Dollars for Iraq
Recruitment Center Closed for Peace (tags)
Thursday, Dec 7th 8 AM - 11:50 AM Signs & Presence for Peace on Colorado Blvd. 12 PM - 1 PM Student Rally on Pasadena City College Campus Meet at Sculpture Garden 12:45 PM Press Conference @ Armed Forces Recruitment Station 1 PM - 8 PM Support Members Engaging in Direct Action And Candlelight Vigil @ Recruitment Center
NOV. 11, 2006 6TH VETERANS DAY PARADE IN HFT: A SUCCESS (tags)
With the slogan" “”Full Rights for All immigrants, Justice for Veterans, Now” more than 2,000 people participated last Saturday’s PCORE/JFAV Annual Veterans Day Parade and Community Health Fair in Historic Filipinotown , Los Angeles. The event started will the unveiling of the Filipino World War II Memorial Monument at the Lake Street Park. The memorial monument is a tribute of the City of Los Angeles to honor the contribution of Filipino Word War II veterans during the Second World War.
All is set for the 6th JFAV Annual Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2006 (tags)
“”Family Reunification and Veterans Equity, Now! The Historic Filipinotown is all set for the 6th JFAV Annual Veterans Day. The 6th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Community Health Fair in Historic Filipino town in Los Angeles will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2005 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.The annual community event will start with the unveiling of the Filipino World War II Memorial Monument at the Lake Street Park 227 N. Lake St. at 9:00 in the morning. The memorial monument is a tribute of the City of Los Angeles to honor the contribution of Filipino Word War II veterans during the Second World War. Invited guests are Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, federal,state and city officials. Philippine Consulate officials, Filipino veteran, community, youth and student leaders
ANTI-WAR PRO-PEACE CANDIDATES (tags)
SELECT the Web Address URL for the list of some of the many candidates running this fall who are opposed to the US wars.
images from the 10/28/06 march and rally in Hollywood. (tags)
speakers at the rally
Scott Ritter, back from Iran, in Venice 11/3 (tags)
Scott Ritter was right about the Bush administration's false claims concerning weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Therefore, everyone who cares about such issues should listen very carefully to what he has to say. Ritter has just returned from Iran.
ROCK THE VOTE @ WESTWOOD FEDERAL BUILDING SAT. NOV. 4 & SUN. NOV. 5 (tags)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ROCK THE VOTE SAT. NOV 4 & SUN. NOV 5 WESTWOOD FEDERAL BUILDING 1100 WILSHIRE BLVD (@ VETERAN)
Documents Reveal Scope of U.S. Database on Antiwar Protests (tags)
Military officials labeled as “potential terrorist activity” events like a “Stop the War Now”
Alexander Declares War Against Liberty Quarry (tags)
Today Stewart Alexander, Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, is recruiting Californians statewide to stop the plans to open one of the largest open surface mines in the United States. Alexander says this is a war to stop Granite Construction and Liberty Quarry, to save lives, to protect our environment and our future.
Congressional Candidate Byron De Lear Takes On Bush War Machine in Valley's 28th District (tags)
If Democrats want to end this war -- and they do -- they will need to replace every Berman in Washington with a De Lear.
Bikes Not Bombs at the Oct. 5 Rally (tags)
Bring your Bikes to the October 5th World Can't Wait Rally. What better way to demonstrate against the Bush regime's war for oil and against it's deception on climate change and environmental issues, than on a bike?
ARLINGTON WEST @ SANTA MONICA BEACH (tags)
Arlington West Memorial is an educational outreach project sponsored by Veterans for Peace illuminating the cost and consequences of war and occupation while acknowledging those whose lives lost by the terrorism of war and occupation .
Action In Support of National Declaration Of Peace (tags)
Week of Action in Support of National Declaration of Peace Culminating in Civil Disobedience to Shut Down Armed Forces Recruitment Center Monday, September 25th (10 am – 1 pm) 7060 Hollywood Blvd.
Videos from Lebanon protest (tags)
Six videos from the demo on Saturday in support of the people of Lebanon and Palestine. All videos on YouTube.
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.
Protest war criminal Tony Blair visit to LA, August 1 (tags)
War criminal Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is coming to Los Angeles this August 1
LA Based Pandemic Studios Creates Videogame with Venezuela Invasion Theme (tags)
"Mercenaries 2: World in Flames," created by Los Angeles based Pandemic/Bioware Studios, simulates a mercenary invasion of Venezuela in the year 2007. Pandemic is a subcontractor for the US Army and CIA funded Institute for Creative Technologies, which uses Hollywood techniques to mount war simulations in California's high desert in order to conduct military training. "Mercenaries 2: World in Flames" simulates destruction in downtown Caracas, and promises to leave no part of Venezuela untouched.
9/11 Con in LA (tags)
American Scholars Symposium http://americanscholarsymposium.org http://infowars.com
Emergency LA Protest to Defend Palestine (tags)
Join a protest on Thurs, June 29, 4-6 pm to defend the Palestinian people against a brutal Israeli assault on Gaza. Stop the attack! No U.S. aid to Israel!
US Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-35): End War in Iraq! Bring The Troops Home! (tags)
PRESS RELEASE: Waters is Chair of the Out of Iraq Caucus. The group explains its plans to end the war and to bring the troops home.
March with ANSWER in LA's LGBT Pride Parade (tags)
Be a part of the struggle for LGBT equality and against war and racism. March in LA's Pride Parade this Sunday!
ANSWER-LA Summer Internships - Apply Today (tags)
Become an intern with the ANSWER Coalition in Los Angeles this summer. Help build the independent people's movement against war and racism and for immigrant rights!
Running Down the Walls (tags)
5k run for Political Prisoners this Sunday!
Running Down the Walls (tags)
5k Run/Walk for US Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War Run for their lives!
Running Down the Walls is Back (tags)
LA-ABCF will be hosting a 5k run to raise funds for Political Prisoners and the NPVM sponsored program, Growing Healthy. We ask for everyone to come out and celebrate our struggle for freedom!
Marcy Winograd Campaign Gaining Momentum, Cindy Sheehan Gives Support (tags)
LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2006 – Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan came to a rally to support Marcy Winograd this Tuesday.
Iraq/Afghan War Forum w/ Sonali from KPFK @ Saddleback College (tags)
Californians Will Vote Along Gasoline Lines (tags)
When voters go to the polls to vote, during this 2006 election year, it will be on the issues and not along party lines. Stewart Alexander says, “If the voting poles were at gasoline stations, Californians would be making a complete change in leadership in Sacramento and Washington.”
All out for April 10 National Mobilization (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of veterans, community, youth and students organizations in southern California, commemorates the 64th year of the Fall of Bataan, April 9, 1942. It also calls for total and all out support for the April 10 national mobilization for full immigrants rights on April 10 and May 1.
It's Time To Stop the War--on Immigrants! (tags)
The Senate is torn between welcoming undocumented families and turning them into criminals. Immigrant and immigrant-descent communities, the now-awakened giant, forced the Senate to blink. Actions over the next two weeks will determine what the Senate finally does. And in the interim, the progressive Left needs to stand up in massive numbers.
FORGOTTEN WAR A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION (tags)
An exhibition of photographs by world-renowned VII Photo Agency photographers who recently traveled with Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Democratic Republic of the Congo in order to shed light on the suffering of the Congolese people as . . .
Stewart Alexander Speaks On Immigration (tags)
The immigration debates have been politically timed, not to establish policy that will benefit America in dealing with a complex matter, but only to influence the votes for the 2006 elections.
Paparian to Schiff: "Support Dept. of Peace Bill" (tags)
Former Pasadena Mayor and Green candidate for Congress Bill Paparian supports HR 3760 to create a Federal Dept. of Peace; incumbent Rep. Adam Schiff has not signed on to the legislation. Will he rise to the challenge and follow Paparian's lead?
JC Outs Himself. Ending Years of Denial He Says "I'm proud to be a Vigilante" (tags)
Founder of the anti-immigrant vigilante group, the Minuteman Project. Says he won’t try to stop violence by his members and “I’m proud to be a vigilante.”
Huge Month of Demonstrations (tags)
Not to mention the immigration bill protests, March saw massive demonstrations all over the world. Two international action days - International Woman's Day, and the Iraq War anniversary - brought hundreds of thousands out protesting the war and the Bush Administration.
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.
Report back from Anti War Strategizing Discussion (tags)
Los Angeles- This past Saturday the 18th, thousands habitually marched through Hollywood to once again condemn the War on Iraq, after 3 and a half years of failed attempts at ending it. The following is a report back from a member of the Southern California Anarchist Federation (SCAF), seeking to further open the debate on building a long-term movement for radical social change, beyond simply ending the war on Iraq.
THOUSANDS MARCH IN HOLLYWOOD AGAINST THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ (tags)
An estimated 4,000 protestors took to the streets of Hollywood to protest the war in Iraq. The demonstration, initiated By A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition-LA, brought out groups such as South Central Farmers, Veterans for Peace, the Korean Drummers, World Can’t Wait, and many others.
A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition: Update on Anti-War Protests (tags)
Tens of thousands will protest in hundreds of local and regional actions on the third anniversary of the Iraq war
Join World Can't Wait! at this weekend's antiwar protests (tags)
A call for people to join the movement to Drive Out the Bush Regime at this weekend's antiwar protests. Featuring a statement from World Can't Wait on the 3rd anniversary of the murderous and utterly illegitamate war in Iraq.
Aerial photo of CodePink "Women Say No to War" (tags)
Thousands of women and men stood together at the Santa Monica Beach on March 12, 2006, next to the Arlington West Memorial to represent the world uniting to say NO to war.
March 18, Call for an Anarchist Contingent in Hollywood (tags)
This March 18th demonstration, we wish to take an otherwise passive protest, and make it into a participatory event, with varying actions people can engage in.
Anti War Strategizing Discussion 3/18/06 IN THE STREETS (tags)
March 18, after the march against the war in Hollywood, meet afterwards to plan, discuss, and strategize to end the war.
Global Women's Strike/LA Action Highlights Katrina & Other Global Warming Survivors (tags)
“Everything was calm. I had just gone from the sofa into the kitchen. That’s when the water came gushing in. I saw my little dog, Queenie, struggling to get up on the sofa. I grabbed her up, but the water kept rising; it was up to my neck by the time we got out...” - Gloria Brown, Katrina survivor.
Final Weekend to Mobilize for March 18 Anti-War Protest (tags)
Final Weekend to Mobilize for March 18 Anti-War Protest
"I Know I'm Not Alone" & Michael Franti Solo Performance (tags)
Franti, of Disposible Heroes of Hiphoprisy and Spearhead, brings his film to LA, followed by a solo acoustic performance
3/15: Los Angeles Community/Activist Event to End the War on Iraq, Bring Troops Home! (tags)
Three Years Too Many! At the wake of the Third Anniversary of the Iraq War, this is a community event to highlight the local costs of the war and how we can involve for the up-coming local peace and justice movements.
Angry Mob Greets Colin Powell in Santa Barbara (tags)
Angry throngs bedecked in a dazzling array of costumes, sporting signs and guerrilla theatre regalia opposed Colin Powell on his self-serving speaking engagement where he waxed profound on general themes of leadership and barely mentioned his role in the lead up to the bloody Iraq war. Protesters were forcibly evicted by a coterie of muscle men as apparent supporters of the alleged war criminal chided them and Arlington Theatre $50 ticket price.
DRIVE N RUSH HOUR 3/20 (tags)
Drive into downtown of every U.S. city on March 20 during morning rush hour to remind collaborators of war anniversary.
URGENT ACTION (tags)
Call to phone CSPAN and demand that they reverse last-minute decision to not broadcast Feb 4 protests.
No War for Oil - Ride a Bike (tags)
What better way to demonstrate against the Bush regime's war for oil and against it's deception on climate change and environmental issues, than on a bike?
World Can't Wait -- Tomas Olmos (tags)
Statement of Tomas Olmos, President of Mexican-American Bar Foundation
Save Our Face – SOS, Fascistic Immigration Laws + the “Thrill” of Defeat (tags)
The war is on. It’s a war the Mexican People and their allies must win.
Declaración: No guerra contra migrantes (tags)
Indigenous people, Mexicanos, Chicanos and others march through downtown Los Angeles to demand the U.S. end targeting people of indigenous and Mexican descent.
Join the Antiwar Movement at the MLK Day Parade (tags)
Join the Antiwar Movement at the MLK Day Parade Veterans for Peace & A.N.S.W.E.R. will March Against War & Racism Monday, January 16, 10 am Meet at the SW corner of Western and MLK Blvd. * Or meet at the A.N.S.W.E.R. Office (1800 Argyle Ave, #410, LA) at 9 am to carpool
Martin Luther King Day Parade (tags)
Martin Luther King, Jr fought racism, and used his powerful voice to oppose the Vietnam war. There is no better way to comemorate his life than to bring an anti-war, social justice message to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade. Martin Luther King, Jr fought racism, and used his powerful voice to oppose the Vietnam war. There is no better way to comemorate his life than to bring an anti-war, social justice message to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade.
Women Launch Campaign to End Iraq War (tags)
On Thursday, January 5, women from around the world—from the US to Iraq to Britain to Japan—launched a campaign aimed at ending the Iraq war and all attacks on Iraqi civilians in 2006. The new campaign, Women Say No to War, coordinated by CodePink, plans to gather some 100,000 signatures by March 8, International Women’s Day, when US and Iraqi women will deliver the signatures to leaders in Washington, DC and women around the world will deliver them to US embassies. To read the full text of the call and view a list of the initial signatories, see http://www.womensaynotowar.org.
Camp Casey Los Angeles Continues Every Friday Outside Senator Feinstein's West LA Office (tags)
Protest Senator Dianne Feinstein every Friday from 3pm until dark until she brings the troops home NOW. 11111 Santa Monica Blvd. (at Sepulveda), Los Angeles, CA 90025
Video of December 18th Vigil (tags)
A.N.S.W.E.R. held a gathering and vigil in Hollywood on December 17th to protest the Iraqi war and call for U.S. troops to return home for the holidays. Ron Kovic, Vietnam war veteran, author, and screenwriter of Born on the Fourth of July was there to speak. But in this video something else happened... 3:50 minutes
December 17 Anti-War Protest Vigil (tags)
Join us for a Protest Vigil to "Stop the War & Bring the Troops Home in Time for the Holidays!"
Beyond Hollywood: War Weariness in the US (tags)
Hollywood scenes cannot be set up in Iraqi reality.. The question is only whether this government will ever be sovereign to make and enforce sovereign decisions. Its sovereignty is now limited to supporting the occupation.
Protest Military Recruiters - Sat, Dec 10, 12 noon (tags)
Protest Military Recruiters - Sat, Dec 10, 12 noon Youth and students come out against war & military recruiters! Saturday, December 10, 12 noon 5051 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles At the Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion (Just east of La Brea, near MLK Blvd)
THURS. 11/17: Counter-Recruitment Bake Sale at the US Army Career Center (tags)
Peace activists dressed as Bush administration officials will hold a fake bake sale for the war in Iraq, bringing to life the bumper sticker saying, "It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.”
Building Bridges Radio with Robert Greenwald, Producer Wal-Mart Movie (tags)
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report present this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK.
Talk at CSULA: War on Terror and Individual Rights (tags)
Professor Bowman will talk about executive power and individual rights in the War on Terror.
MON. 11/14: Robert Fisk to Speak at UCLA on The War for the Middle East (tags)
Robert Fisk Middle East Correspondent for The Independent of London will speak on 'The War for the Middle East: History Unlearned' WHEN: Monday, November 14, at 7:00 p.m. WHERE: UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom
Veterans for Peace, 2000+ Crosses at Arlington West in Santa Monica (tags)
SANTA MONICA, Sunday, October 30, 2005 – Every Sunday for the past two and half years members of Veterans for Peace have set up crosses for each US military death in Iraq on the beach in Santa Monica.
OCT. 29 PUBLIC FORUM IN LA: THE STRUGGLE AGAINST WAR & RACISM (tags)
Hurricanes Katrina & Rita - Eyewitness New Orleans - Police Brutality - Defending Immigrant Rights - And More!
A Light in the Darkness: An Antiwar Vigil (tags)
A report from the Vigil for 2000 at Wilshire Blvd and Veteran Ave
Code Pink Protests 2000 Too Many (tags)
2,000 young U.S. men and women have died, and 150,000 Iraqi civilians, as a direct consequence of a war that never should have been.
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.
2,000 Deaths Too Many! Community actions at the Day U.S. 2,000 Deaths in Iraq! (tags)
Call to Action: 2,000 Deaths Too Many! Community actions at the Day After U.S. 2,000 Deaths in Iraq!
George Bush Visits the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California (tags)
Among the people gathered to protest Bush, was Tim, John and Aaron, three members of Iraq Veterans Against the War. I had the chance to speak with Tim, John and Aaron as well as David, Sue and Rachel. Listen to the interviews to hear all of them call for an end to the War in Iraq, and much more.
Nationwide Recruiting Station Demos November 17th and 18th (tags)
“National Stand Down Day” November 18, 2005 End The Iraq War - Demonstrations and Nonviolent Resistance at Recruiting Stations Across the Country
A.N.S.W.E.R. Public Forum: The Struggle Against War & Racism - Hurricanes Katrina & Rita (tags)
Come to an important public forum in LA on the struggle against war and racism in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Be there on October 29 for eyewitness reports from New Orleans, live hip-hop, food and political discussion!
From Haiti to New Orleans, Yes to Justice and Relief, Not Death and Occupation (tags)
A protest against the US/UN occupation of Haiti and the massacre of Haitian people was held Sept. 30th outside the Brazilian Consulate in Beverly Hills. The LA event was part of an international day of outrage; actions took place in 40 cities in 15 countries.
SAT. 10/15: Iraq Vets & CodePink to Challenge Sen. Clinton Support for War (tags)
As the Death Toll of American Troops in Iraq Nears the 2000 Mark, Iraq Veterans Against the War and CodePink Join Forces to Challenge Senator Hillary Clinton on her Pro-War Record Outside 'Hollywood' Star-Studded Fundraiser on Saturday WHEN: Saturday, October 15th at 12:30 PM WHERE: Outside Sen. Clinton Fundraiser at the home of Marta Kauffman 335 Rimpau (near 3rd St.) in Hancock Park section of Los Angeles
CARLOS BULOSAN TODAY (tags)
Self-educated at the Los Angeles Public Library in the Thirties, Carlos Bulosan, the militant Filipino writer and labor activist, died on September 11, 1956. His death anniversary last month provided the occasion for the Filipino community to celebrate his contribution to the revolutionary struggle of peoples everywhere for justice, dignity, and self-determination. Bulosan was part of the community of progressive Los Angeles-based intellectuals (Carey McWilliams, Sanora Babb, Louis Adamic, Ring Lardner Jr. and others) victimized by McCarthyism and fascist reaction. His example of resistance continues to inspire people of color everywhere.
MON 10/17: Protest Colin Powell Visit to Pasadena (tags)
HOLD COLIN POWELL RESPONSIBLE Ex-Bush administration official can’t just apologize — he has to help! WHEN: Monday, October 17, 2005 at 7:30 PM WHERE: Outside Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 W. Green St., Pasadena.
Peace Walk with Thich Nhat Hanh - Part 3 (tags)
Part 3 of a series. See part 1 at http://la.indymedia.org/news/2005/10/136989.php, and part 2 at http://la.indymedia.org/news/2005/10/137009.php.
Peace Walk with Thich Nhat Hanh - Part 1 (tags)
Buddhist monks and nuns, progressive left and religious peace organizations and other seekers after knowledge met yesterday in MacArthur Park for a meditation with Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh that was intended to create a peaceful state that will eventually translate into an end to war.
CSUN art project harrassement by CSUN ROTC (tags)
. This story below is just in from CSUN: California State University at Northridge, in the San Fernando Valley: here we find an ROTC Colonel who feels empowered to challenge art students freedom of speech in court. here is yet another sign that the new bunker mentality is being normalized in the USA with censorious repercussions on campuses both red and blue, and in the art world.
U.S. Imperialism Creates "Hispanic Recruiting Market" for Desperate War Machine (tags)
The unexpected resistance in Iraq has not only led to a hollow “mission accomplished” but also presents a serious obstacle for keeping adequate numbers of soldiers available for the U. S. imperial war machine
L.A. Riders Represent at the Downtown Peace March and Rally (tags)
Los Angeles area cyclists took took to the streets of Downtown L.A. by bike to to rally against the War in Iraq, and the state of the Union at yesterday's A.N.S.W.E.R. sponsored march and protest. Full article with photos.
LAPD estimate that 15,000 people participated in anti-war march (tags)
In Los Angeles, police estimated 15,000 people participated in a raucous 1 1/2 -mile march from Olympic Boulevard and Broadway to Los Angeles and Temple streets, where speakers such as actor Martin Sheen and state Sen. Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) took to a stage and railed against the Bush administration. Organizers said that as many as 50,000 protesters were on hand.
Interview with an Iraq war Veteran who is against the war (tags)
A short interview with Garrett a veteran who recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq.
Anti-War Demo to the Happiest Place on Earth: It's A Small World After All! 9/24/05 (tags)
SAT. 9/424: Thousands to Protest War in Iraq in Downtown LA (tags)
Thousands to Attend Los Angeles March and Rally on Sept 24th to Protest the War in Iraq and Support for Hurricane Victims Calls for 'From Iraq to New Orleans Fund People's Needs, Not the War Machine' As Part of a National Day of Protests Against the War
SGV 9-11 Truth Movement Gets Rolling (tags)
Approximately 20 9/11 Truth activists and concerned individuals from around the area turned up at the corner of Main and Garfield in Alhambra on Sunday morning to draw attention to the glaring inconsistencies, distortions and omissions in the official government version of the events that attempt to explain the tragedy of September 11, 2001.
It's Small World After All...Anti-War Demo & March to the Happiest Place on Earth! 9/24/05 (tags)
ANTI-WAR MARCH AND DEMO TO END THE WAR ON IRAQ & BRING OUR NEEDED TROOPS HOME NOW!
Maxine Waters - Out of Iraq (tags)
Congresswoman Maxine Waters makes a presentation against the war in Iraq.
FRI 9/9: Cindy Sheehan Hits LA (tags)
Cindy Sheehan Back in California Friday to Push Area Representatives and Senators to Bring the Troops Home from Iraq and Speak at Public Event in Culver City in the Evening Sheehan will speak with Senator Barbara Boxer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi by phone, and meet with Senator Dianne Feinstein’s staff in Bay Area, and Congressman Henry Waxman in Los Angeles
It's A Small World After All! Peace March to Disneyland! 9/24/05 (tags)
Protest the Illegal War on Iraq!, Orange Circle, 9/1/05 (tags)
1970: Chicano Moratorium — 2005: Latinos for Peace (tags)
La Raza did its part in bringing an end to the war in Vietnam. Some of us activists of the Chicano Moratorium era are coming together with other Latino activists we have come to know around the country and with the newer generations and immigrants. We call ourselves Latinos For Peace.
Maxine Waters - Out of Iraq (tags)
Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California, speaks out against the War in Iraq.
Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)
Pfc. Ramon Romero died Monday near Fallujah while conducting combat operations.
Emergency Protest: Donald Rumsfeld in LA - Tomorrow, Thurs, 8/4, 11 am (tags)
PROTEST WAR CRIMINAL DONALD RUMSFELD IN LA TOMORROW!
Maxine Waters teaches about the Downing Street Memo (tags)
Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) announced that she will be the featured speaker at a town hall meeting and teach-in on the third anniversary of the Downing Street Memo this Saturday, July 23rd at the Covenant Worship Center, 425 S. La Brea Avenue in Inglewood, California from noon until 3:00 pm.
Press release about 7/23 Downing Street Teachin (tags)
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Featured Speaker at Teach-In On Downing Street Memo This Saturday
Arlington West Memorial, Santa Monica Pier (tags)
1745 symbols were put up this July 4th weekend to represent all of the US soldiers that have died needlessly in the war in Iraq.
THURS 7PM: CodePink Vigil for Peace at British Consulate in WLA (tags)
CODEPINK Women’s Peace Group Holds Vigil This Evening at British Consulate in Los Angeles WHEN: 7 PM on Thursday, July 7 WHERE: British Consulate-General, 1766 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1200 (between Bundy and Barrington) West Los Angeles
Murrieta Activist burns flag, assaulted by police and crowd, now he's facing charges (tags)
A Murrieta activist burned a U.S. flag to protest the war in Iraq. A furious crowd of police officers and the public assault him. Now he's facing criminal charges including inciting a riot.
Here's What We did for the Fourth (tags)
We are a gorilla theater group founded just before the Iraq war. We were tired of our town's right-leaning Fourth of July parade. So we dicided to build the U.S.S. Constitution.
Profiling Muslims, Arabs, Persians, Asians, etc. etc.? (tags)
The state cannot stop with Arab Muslims. The threats are too varied, too many, and too often too white. Hulet will be giving a lecture July 8th at the Wyndham Commerce Hotel in Commerce CA at 7:30PM
MOTHERS AND CHILDREN AGAINST WAR PROTEST _ JUNE 4th (tags)
MOTHERS AND CHILDREN AGAINST WAR June 4th - Saturday 11AM in front of NBC news 3000 Wl Alamenda Ave, Burbank CA
Santa Monica College students stand up against war recruiters on their campus (tags)
Santa Monica College students stand up against war recruiters on their campus
USA The Movie features voices of Los Angeles Indymedia (tags)
Our voices of protest will never be forgotten...
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.
LA DEMONSTRATORS BLOCK CAR OF GEN. TOMMY FRANKS (tags)
LOS ANGELES SCHOOL IS SITE OF DRAMATIC CONFRONTATION General Franks, attempting to leave the school in an SUV with tinted windows, was totally blocked by protesters who climbed onto the hood and body of the car and blocked his departure with banners, signs and their own bodies. it remained immobilized in the middle of the street.
Support Soldiers Who Oppose the Iraq War (tags)
U.S. TOUR OF DUTY PRESENTS WHEN RESISTANCE IS RIGHT Americans Support Soldiers Who Oppose the Iraq War
Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
SIMI VALLEY -- Marine Lance Cpl. Juan C. Venegas was killed in combat in Iraq, officials announced Friday. He was the fourth Simi Valley serviceman killed in action since the war began.
Thurs. 3/31: Pablo Paredes & Javier Couso Join Amy Goodman Live in LA (tags)
Javier Couso Joins Amy Goodman Live in LA Brother of Jose Couso, the Spanish cameraman killed when a US military tank fired on the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad nearly two years ago. Javier is in the United States to call for an independent investigation into the death of his brother and the prosecution of those responsible.
Eyes Wide Open at Arlington West (tags)
Eyes Wide Open, the American Friends Service Committee’s widely-acclaimed exhibition on the human cost of the Iraq War joined Arlington West last Sunday. Each and every Sunday since February 15th 2004, this memorial is set up on the sand just north of the pier at Santa Monica Beach. We've been putting up this memorial as a way to acknowledge the costs and consequences of the addiction to war as an instrument of international policy. Similar to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C., we've a weekly updated placard listing all the fallen American military personnel since the U.S. invaded and occupied Iraq to the present day. People read the names, ages, rank, hometown and circumstance of death, write their name on a piece of paper along with any thoughts or sentiments and attach this to any cross along with a flower. In addition, we've also a sign to acknowledge the fact that if we were to put up a cross for each Iraqi person killed the numbers of crosses would fill the entire beach. As we have no way of knowing the various faiths or philosophies of the many who have sacrificed their lives fighting for their illusions, the simplicity of a cross is used as a marker. Arlington West is a place to mourn, reflect, contemplate, grieve, and meditate, and to honor and acknowledge those who've lost their lives and to reflect upon the true cost of war.
Iraq Week at the University of Southern California (tags)
Press release and schedule of events at USC Iraq's Week.
Ralph Nader's Anti-War Tour in So Cal. (tags)
Ralph Nader's END THE WAR & OCCUPATION TOUR.
Jackie Goldberg at 3/19/05 Antiwar Demonstration (tags)
State Representative Jackie Goldberg addresses crowd at the 3/19/05 demonstration against the Iraq war at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles.
Rap (Audio): Dear Mr. Bush by Wil B. (tags)
MP3 (audio only) version of rap against the Iraq War performed at demonstration against the war in Los Angeles on 3/19/05 by rapper Wil B.
Rap (Audio): Dear Mr. Bush by Wil B. (tags)
This is an MP3 version of just the audio of the rap performed by Wil B. at the 3/19/05 demonstration against the Iraq war in Hollywood.
Art For A Change: Mark Vallen (tags)
March 19th Action (tags)
A number of photos from the action against the war in and occupation of Iraq on March 19th in Los Angeles.
Global Women's Strike/LA Action (tags)
On Thursday afternoon, March 10, a Global Women’s Strike action in Los Angeles brought together over 300 women and men, mostly young and mostly people of color demanding an "End to the Twin Terrors of Poverty and War."
Photos from March 19th Anti War rally in Hollywood (tags)
Here are the pictures from the anti war rally that took place today.
Gino Strada at Flor y Canto 3/19 (tags)
Dr. Gino Strada, internationally known war surgeon and founder of the Italian medical relief group EMERGENCY, will be reading and answering questions at Flor y Canto on Saturday, March 19th at 3:00.
ANTIWAR MARCH! March 19th, High Noon - Hollywood & Vine (tags)
Be there... or be a bush supporter
Iraq War Factsheet available for upcoming protests (tags)
An 'Iraq War Factsheet', put out by the Signalfire Media Project, is available for folks to print out and distribute at upcoming anti-war actions.
ANSWER Peace Demo March 19 (tags)
Riverside Peace Demonstration (tags)
Peace Demonstration in Riverside
Dr. Gino Strada in Los Angeles 3/12-19 (tags)
Dr. Gino Strada, a doctor on the front lines tells the raw truth about war.
AntiWarAntiBush Movement (tags)
Photographs at the inaugual night demonstration - LA Federal Bldg
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)
Help Demand an Investigation into U.S. Military Harassment of Muslim Websites (tags)
So, you say you would have stood up and defended Hitler's first victims? What are you doing about Bush's first victims?
Walkout Inauguration Day and the Anniversary of the invasion of Iraq (tags)
Walkout Inauguration Day and the Anniversary of the invasion of Iraq Global WALKOUT for Peace, Freedom & Justice for All WALKOUT Thursday January 20 and Friday, March 18, 2005 http://www.consensus.net/walkout.html 1-800-884-1136
The Radical Teen Cheerleaders (tags)
"We're teens, we're cute, we're radical to boot We're angry, we're tough, and we have had enough Are we straight? Are we queer? We're just tired of ignorant fear We're diverse and we're proud, no one's going to keep us down!" -- Radical Teen Cheer
HOW ABOUT A GENERAL STRIKE JANUARY 20TH? (tags)
Shut down the city January 20th to protest the re-election of Bush and the war in Iraq. Converge en masse at the Westwood Federal building.
Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
For Soldier, Military was ‘His Mindset’ Cole Larsen, killed in Iraq, was the latest in a long family tradition of fighting at wartime.
Join the B.U.S.H. BOYCOTT! 11/22/04 (tags)
Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
Flintridge Prep standout dies in Iraq. J.P. Blecksmith, 24, '99 graduate of Flintridge Preparatory School, was part of U.S. military campaign in Fallouja.
Hollywood Anti-Occupation Protest 11/11/04 (tags)
About 300 protestors assembled at Hollywod and Highland to display their opposition to the mass murder being committed in Fallujah by U.S. troops. Below: Licensed to Kill
PROTEST IN HOLLYWOOD (tags)
November 6, 2004 Organized by the International Action Center, marchers gathering at Hollywood & Highland take the End the Occupation message down Hollywood Blvd.
The Kennedy Curse (tags)
Despite having the same initials as JFK, Kerry was unable to reverse the curse that began 40 years ago.
Local Soldier, Killed in Iraq, Laid to Rest (tags)
Gloria Salazar, middle, mother of Las Vegas Marine Cpl. William I. Salazar, is consoled by family member Sammy Acosta, left
911 Truth Inquiry Event Sat. Oct 23 in LA (tags)
911TruthLA.us presents "SOLVING THE 9/11 Crime - Join the Citizens’ Grand Jury" International Experts Convene in person & on film to Present Evidence in LA, Sat. Oct. 23 5 -11 p.m. Bob Hope Center in Person - Authors and Researchers Webster Tarpley, Chris Bollyn, Barbara Honegger, Jim Hoffman, Don Paul ON Video: Mindy Kleinberg, David Ray Griffin, Paul Thompson, Nafeez Ahmed, Michael Springmann, Sen. Mark Dayton Plus + Premiere of New Edition of George Bush: The Unauthorized Autobiography
Immigrants March in L.A. for Justice and Driver's Licenses (tags)
Thousands gathered in East L.A. on Saturday, October 17 to march for immigrants rights and against the racist measures that have been used against the mostly brown and indigenous people that form such a large part of our community, in the name of “Homeland Security” since 9-11.
Ralph Nader & Peter Camejo in Los Angeles, Patriotic Hall, Tues. Oct. 12th, 7-9 pm (tags)
Come hear Presidential candidate Ralph Nader and Vice-Presidential Candidate Peter Miguel Camejo explain why they are running!
3rd Anniversary of the War on Terrorism in Afghanistan (tags)
Vigil @ Westwood Federal Building to stand in Solidarity with the Afghan People
Talk is cheap- Is Nancy Pelosi doing her job? (tags)
We have heard time and time again that the house does not have the votes to impeach, but at this pivotal time in history shouldn’t we rise above partisanship to fight for our country and the ideals of our forefathers? The house leadership should at the very least push for accountability so the American people have a chance to see who is and isn’t doing their job.
OCTOBER 13: THE REAL DEBATE WILL BE IN THE STREETS (tags)
The Monsoon Anarchist Collective (MAC), a member collective of the Phoenix Anarchist Coalition (PAC) invites radicals, anarchists, and anti-authoritarians to Tempe, Arizona to confront the third, and final, presidential debate on October 13, 2004.
US runs low on soldiers (tags)
A radio is playing Marvin Gaye's What's Going On as the Veterans for Peace create a memorial known as Arlington West on the beach beside Santa Monica Pier. They are placing 1008 white crosses in the sand - one for each US soldier killed in Iraq as of September 12.
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL SANTA MONICA (tags)
This Santa Monica candlelight vigil was one of many held around the United States tonight to honor men and women, soldiers and civilians, who have lost their lives in the war in Iraq.
9/9 Call to Local Vigil to Commemorate the 1000th U.S. Deaths in Iraq (tags)
URGENT ACTION: Vigils for 1,000 U.S. soldiers and thousands of Iraqis killed!
Los Angeles Solidarity Peace And Justice Vigil (tags)
Can't go to New York? Get involved right here! (Santa Monica, 8/29, 2 PM, Ocean & Colorado)
RICK JAMES - Funkmaster RIP (tags)
A public viewing will be held in Los Angeles Wednesday for funk legend Rick James, who died in his sleep Friday at his home near Universal City, CA. The viewing will take place from 5-8 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Hollywood Hills. A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. "Rick wanted everyone who loved him to be with him at the end and to celebrate his life," said Sujata Murthy, his record label's spokeswoman. As previously reported, an autopsy Saturday found no sign of foul play, but "no obvious sign" of cause of death, coroner's spokesman David Campbell told Associated Press. Coroner's officials are awaiting results of a toxicology test, expected within 10 weeks. According to AP, coroner's officials removed James' body from the mortuary because his death certificate was not signed by a doctor.
Hiroshima Day, Art Slide Lecture by Artist Mark Vallen (tags)
Artworks clockwise: German Expressionist Felix Nussbaum's 1940 "Self-Portrait with Jewish Pass"; Mark Vallen's 1982 anti-Nuke "There Goes My Career"; Gert Wollheim's 1919 "The Wounded Man"; Atom Bomb survivor Takakura Nobuko's vision of a civilian melting in atomic fire; Vallen's 2001 "I Am Not The Enemy"; Vallen's 2003 "Not Our Children, Not Their Children" (published in the book Peace Signs).
MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS (tags)
MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS A Shenere Velt Gallery Now - August 26, 2004 A major retrospective art exhibition encompassing thirty years of work.
SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS ART EXHIBIT (tags)
MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS A retrospective exhibition encompassing thirty years of socially conscious artworks.
EMERGENCY PROTEST – WED., JUNE 30, 5 P.M. (tags)
EMERGENCY PROTEST: No to Fake "Sovereignty" - End the Occupation of Iraq! Bring the Troops Home Now! This Wed., June 30, 5 p.m. Westwood Federal Building (corner of Wilshire & Veteran) For more info. call 323-464-1636
Actor Mike Farrell on Politics and Hollywood: M*A*S*H Couldn't Be On TV Today (tags)
We now turn to an actor who knows a lot about Hollywood--not only did he he grow up here but he has been very active with the Screen Actors Guild. We are joined by Mike Farrell. Perhaps he is best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt in the popular TV-series MASH. But Farrell is also known for his social justice activism. In the lead-up to the Iraq war, he was one of a number of actors who very publicly called for a peaceful resolution to the crisis
Monthly protest against Bush's War in Hemet .
Republican Congressman Admits War is Against Islam (tags)
Darrell Issa comes out and admits it -- the Iraq war is just the start of a crusade designed to "liberate more than a billion people." Turns out the war on terror really was against Islam after all.
Rep. Becerra On Iraq War (tags)
Becerra tells voters Rumsfeld has to go, no blank check for Iraq war, no to draft--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Acting on principle: John Randolph’s life and legacy (tags)
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – John Randolph, a great light of stage and screen, was laid to rest here Feb. 24 at age 88. Actor and activist, Randolph shined his light through the anti-Communist hysteria of the McCarthyite 1950s.
Build movement of mass resistance: WWP candidates (tags)
Message to June 5 marchers against war & occupation
CALL TO ACTION: Join Mass So. Cal Neighborhood Vigils Sat. June 5 (tags)
Go to the Neighborhood website: http://buckfushjune5.org/ for complete information on joining your neighborhood action in a day of focused rage against war, occupations, injustice and illegal, inhumane US interventionism.
Activists Report on Afghanistan, Iraq (tags)
Global Exchange's Medea Benjamin questioned the ongoing war in Iraq, and KPFK's Sonali Kolhatkar spoke of the how commercial news media neglects to report on the suffering of the people of Afghanistan in a May 27th forum.
CALL TO ACTION: Join Mass So. Cal Neighborhood Vigils Sat. June 5 (tags)
Go to the Neighborhood website: http://buckfushjune5.org/ for complete information on joining your neighborhood action in a day of focused rage against war, occupations, injustice and illegal, inhumane US interventionism.
The War at Home (tags)
As the empire wages war on the world aboard, so too the battle rages here in the streets of LA, as these images attest.
"A Shadow on the Land" (tags)
LOS ANGELES, May 24, 2004 (www.columnleft.com) -- They've brought America to its knees. They're a ruthless band of fundamentalist religious fanatics that respect no international laws and seem destined to cause only death, misery, and destruction.
Regional June 5th Demos (tags)
Demonstrate against war, in your neighborhood! Save the date, June 5th!
May 20th Protest Against Israeli War Crimes (tags)
Women in Black – L. A., Palestine Aid Society and other SoCal based organizations that oppose the Israeli occupation of Palestine and support Palestinian rights held...
JUNE 5 DAY OF PROTEST IN LA - SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER (tags)
Demonstrate against the occupations of Iraq, Palestine, Haiti, and Everywhere on June 5 in LA! Assemble 12 Noon, Olympic & Broadway.
JUNE 5: Protest Massacres in Rafah (tags)
Demonstration the end the occupations of Iraq, Palestine, Haiti and everywhere on June 5 in LA!
EMERGENCY PROTEST AGAINST ISRAELI WAR CRIMES IN GAZA (tags)
A Palestinian man carries an injured child after Israeli occupation forces fired missiles at a demonstration in the Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip. A dozen Palestinians were killed... most of them children, with up to 50 seriously wounded. The occupation troops also fired tank shells and machine guns at the unarmed protestors. (AP/Khalil Hamra)
URGENT Petition supporting Camilo Mejia US conscientious objector (tags)
Support Camilo Mejia, US conscientious objector, waiting court-martial for “desertion” on 19 May 2004
Becerra Supports Draft (tags)
Congressman Xavier Becerra (D Los Angeles) is considering supporting a military draft. This is dangerous. Call him and tell him so.
Santa Ana May Day Activities (tags)
Photos from the day; occupation does not equal liberation!
ED ASNER (urgent) 9-11 letter to Peace & Justice groups (tags)
Dedicated celebrity activist encourages immediate shift in focus
500 at Westwood anti-war rally (tags)
In the photograph, artist Mark Vallen and an anonymous protestor hold Vallen's "Art For A Change" artworks (www.art-for-a-change.com). Photo by Bob Morris (www.polizeros.com)
WEDNES. 7 PM APRIL 21: Amy Goodman's 60 City Book Tour Hits LA (tags)
An Evening with Amy Goodman Host of Democracy Now! Presentations By Amy and her brother David Goodman with a Book Signing for their NEW Book The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them written by Amy Goodman acclaimed host of Pacifica Network’s Democracy Now! with David Goodman
March 20: Planetwide Demos Against U.S. Occupation of Iraq (tags)
One year ago, Iraq was being pounded by the "shock and awe" of U.S. attack. Iraq's people have now lived a year under brutal occupation--as U.S. invaders seek to impose a new pro-U.S. government at the point of a gun. On March 20, 2004, hundreds of thousands of people around the world took to the streets, in over 300 actions in dozens of countries. Powerful outpourings of protest and resistance denounced the U.S. occupation of Iraq and demanded an end to U.S. attempts to dominate the world through threats and war
Iraq War's First Anniversary Demonstrations In Los Angeles, California (tags)
M20 demonstration photos, video Hollywood, CA, 2004 by MichaelUribe.com
Organized Labor Rallies Against War (tags)
Hundreds of trade unionists, members of U.S. Labor Against the War, march together in solidarity to demand "Money for jobs and education! End the Occupation!"
collect evidence in streets today if police riot (tags)
For today's protests, make sure to collect the spent evidence of police riot materials afterwards. Take pictures of cops without name tags. Dress as Santa. Take fake babies to the front lines...
(2) Pirates Inland Against the Empire (tags)
Two hundred people showed up at the demonstration against the war in the Inland Empire, Riverside, on March 19th from 6 PMto 8:30 PM...SIX PICTURES AND A 35 SECONDS VIDEO
Demonstrators take to the streets in S.F. March 19th (tags)
Demonstrators and San Francisco police officers march along Market Street during an anti-war protest in San Francisco on Friday, March 19, 2004. Demonstrations in several U.S. cities are taking place Friday on the anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq. (AP Photo/Jakub Mosur)
550+ pairs of boots, an anti-war protest (tags)
550 pairs of black boots represent the US military personnel killed in Iraq
The Protests have begun! (tags)
MARCH 20TH! HOLLYWOOD & VINE! 11O'CLOCK! BE THERE OR BE A WAR MONGER!
March 20 Anti-Capitalist Contingent (tags)
12 noon, Hollywood & Vine: Look for Black Flags and Banners 2:30: Anarcho-Communist meeting after march at park at Franklin and La Brea.
March 19th L.A. K-Town Peace Vigil (tags)
Young Koreans United (YKU) of Los Angeles will hold L.A. Koreatown Vigil for Peace from Iraq to Korea on March 19, 2004.
Join the March 20th Anti-Capitalist Contingent (tags)
To Abolish War, We must Abolish Capitalism!
"Let My Country Awake" Documentary Screening (tags)
Unity Foundation presents a free screening of the award winning documentary, Let My Country Awake, 3/21 at 11AM at L.A. Film School. The film chronicles the mobilization of the anti-war movement prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Use this film for peace and political reform fundraisers.
Temecula Night of Remembrance to Reflect on Year of War (tags)
The members of Peace Works! in Temecula Valley will gather on Saturday, March 20, 2004, at the Temecula Duck Pond Park to mark the anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. This special Night of Remembrance begins at dusk, 6:00 p.m., and will feature reflections on the human cost of war as well as hope for a world of peace.
Riverside: The Dangerous Times Free Film Series Continiues... (tags)
UNCOVERED: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War Thursday, March 18, 6:30 PM La Sierra Public Library, 4600 La Sierra Ave., Riverside
Call for a March 20th Anti-Capitalist Contingent (tags)
On March 20th, retake activism in LA! Prove that our rage over this unjust war and occupation will not be confined to permitted marches facilitated by bureaucracies that stifle real efforts towards building another world.
M20 : Time to prepare for the next massive demonstration (tags)
Time to prepare for the next international demo: March 20, 2004 - The World STILL Says No to War !
8 March 2004 - 5th GLOBAL WOMEN’S STRIKE (tags)
8 March 2004 -- Calling all women 5th GLOBAL WOMEN’S STRIKE Calling all men to join with women to STOP THE WORLD AND CHANGE IT! INVEST IN CARING NOT KILLING!
1/13/04 – Santa Ana say’s No to the Iraqi War! (tags)
On Tuesday, January 13th 2004, the people of Santa Ana, the Orange County Green Party, the Not In Our Name LA Project, Our Lady of Lourdes, OC Peace Coalition, and various other human rights and anti-war groups gathered at fourth and main to march to the Federal Building and demand an end to the war in Iraq.
The Unknown Soldier (tags)
PROTEST CHENEY AT THE BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL 9876 Wilshire Blvd, (near Santa Monica) 11 am, January 14th NOT ONE MORE DEAD! Protest at appearance of Dick Cheney this coming January 14th (11 am - Wed.) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd. near Santa Monica. Bring signs, banners, bells, flowers, white doves of peace, giant puppets, and friendly space aliens.
War in US in 2004 Expected...Dollar Drops 25% to Euro (tags)
The Euro increased 25% in value to the dollar. The reason is because we have mafia in our Treasury, The National Treasury Employees Union...I was a bank Examiner
Sirhan Sirhan Is Innocent! (tags)
Reporting on a recent speech by Sirhan Sirhan Lawyer, Lawrence Teeter, in Los Angeles.
ART OF WAR: WAR HERO (tags)
ART OF WAR: WAR HERO . (computer wallpaper & holiday e-greeting) Http://www.museedelarmee.org/larmee87.html . Dedicated to YOU! You, who fought and continue to fight, against this war. You are the heroes!
Maravilla Death and 9/11 (tags)
Like so many before him and those that never know who is next, I want to blame someone, something, for their murder.
Self-Censorship: The LA Times and ``Resistance Fighters' (tags)
"The Los Angeles Times instructed its editors not to speak any more of Iraqi resistance fighters. Instead the words rebels or guerillas should be used according to the email order.."
I love Arnold Schwarzenegger ? (tags)
The media has skillfully focused on his father and away from all the real Nazi connections and said "Arnold can't help what his daddy did." But what they don't tell you about is that Arnold is a self proclaimed follower of Kurt Waldheim. Kurt Waldheim was a favorite of the United Nations and served as Secretary General from 1972 to1982. When Waldheim ran for the Presidency of Austria in 1986, Arnold was Waldheim’s biggest supporter and campaigned across Austria. He was even featured on campaign posters. During Waldheim’s campaign it emerged that he had been a wanted war criminal for atrocities he had commanded as an officer in the dreaded Nazi SS. Waldheim had written and approved posters and leaflets that read among many things, "enough of the Jewish war, kill the Jews, come over.”
L.A. Times Bans 'Resistance Fighters' Term (tags)
Repost from the Reuters wire:
Rush Limbaugh and the War on Drugs (tags)
Rush Limbaugh has become the latest friendly-fire casualty in the War on Drugs, but don't worry--he'll be fine. He's one of the special people.
Women Call Anti-Occupation Halloween Protest Against Bechtel (tags)
In a Halloween themed protest, women and men occupied the street outside the offices of the “truly scary” Bechtel Corporation at 707 Wilshire Blvd in downtown Los Angeles beginning at 5 pm on Tuesday, October 28. Protesters used music, costumes, spoken word and more to highlight Bechtel’s rap sheet of profiteering from weapons, war and water privatization.
A call for all activists to provide aid to the strikers (tags)
The true nature of Arnold Schwarzenegger (tags)
Schwarzenegger’s mother had for many years lived with Alfred Gerstl, a prominent Austrian politician who rose to the top post in the upper house of Austria’s parliament. Schwarzenegger reportedly addressed him as “Uncle.” (Schwarzenegger’s father, who died three decades ago, was a police official who had belonged to the Nazi party.) Terminator for governor?
Award Winning Journalist Robert Fisk in California Tonight and Tomorrow (tags)
Award Winning Journalist Robert Fisk in California Tonight and Tomorrow
GRASSROOTS REDRESS HERO BERT NAKANO PASSES (tags)
GRASSROOTS REDRESS HERO BERT NAKANO PASSES ON SEPT. 27 IN GARDENA
Hollywood ANSWER LA march and rally photos (tags)
Photos from the End the Occupations march and rally in Hollywood on Sunday.
October 4-5 Green Reel Film Festival in Hollywood (tags)
The Green Reel Film Festival 2003 - Hollywood, California - October 4 and 5 feature films • documentaries • shorts • cartoons • music videos The Green Reel Film Festival 2003 is the antidote to the constant beating of war-drums we are faced with every day in America, from our leaders and especially in our media. The Green Reel is Democracy in action: a true forum for ideas, and an opportunity for the otherwise stifled voices of progressive filmmakers from across the country and around the world to get their message across, whether regarding the environment, politics, LGBT issues, racism, and corporate power. Just a few of the many features this year are: Animated Shorts by Mark Fiore The Carlyle Connection Intimacy Afghanistan: From Ground Zero to Ground Zero Plan Colombia: Cashing In on the Drug War Failure Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election Human Resources A Different World is Possible Whos Paying the Price? ...and so much more.
EMERGENCY TOWN HALL MEETING AGAINST IRAQ WAR & OCCUPATION (tags)
STOP THE WAR! NOT ONE MORE DEAD! BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!
"Report From Baghdad" Part Three--Life in Iraq (tags)
This is a part three of the six-part series "Report form Baghdad" by Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles Reporter Lee Siu Hin's July 2003 trip to U.S. occupied Iraq, to commemorate 6-months commemoration of U.S. invasion of Iraq (Sep 20), and to understand the future of Iraq. To view the entire series, please visit: http://www.actionla.org/Iraq/IraqReport/index.html
(2) Photos: Latino Moratorium, Latinas against the war, August 31st (tags)
Latino Moratorium, Latinas against the war, August 31st
2,000 Demonstrate Against War in Westwood 9-14 (tags)
2,000 gathered at the Westwood Federal Building on Saturday afternoon for a spirited rally, and then marched through Westwood Village chanting and carrying signs against U.S. war on Iraq.
Call for Mega Critical Mass! (tags)
As Shrub prepares to start yet another oil war in Iraq, now is the time to strike back!
More Evidence of U.S. Military Buildup (tags)
The U.S. military has really been busy around here lately, moving equipment and conducting exercises.
Protest Bush the Moron President (tags)
Bush in LA...details
Not In Our Name Organizes Day of Mass Resistance (tags)
"Not In Our Name," the umbrella group under which all individuals, activists and political groups can unite against the massive world war called by the Bush government, held a conference to begin the organizing of a National Day of Mass Resistance against the war.