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MDRC's Rent Reform Assault: Section 8 tenants vs. affordable housing industry (tags)

Section 8 tenants in Los Angeles and around the nation are under assault by a rent reform study taking place that will result in higher rents and a loss of housing vouchers for low-income Section 8 tenants!

Forever intertwined: KPFK, WBAI, Gary Null ? (tags)

A post copied from Wikipedia re Gary Null, long a premium contributor to KPFK. Confirmation of what is factual and what is assume should always be done but that takes more dedicated work. Meanwhile this is of interest to KPFK listeners in Los Angeles because Gary has been on air here for so many years, loved, disliked, distrusted, adored and purchased by many here thru KPFK's audio weekly. Add or change this with comments if you know more actualities. No slamming please !

LA Families March For Trayvon Martin (tags)

Mothers, Fathers, Sons and Daughters come together to pressure the Feds on Stand Your Ground Laws and a Federal Indictment of George Zimmerman / Photo Set 2 0f 2

LA Families March For Trayvon Martin (tags)

Mothers, Fathers, Sons and Daughters come together to Pressure the Feds on Stand Your Ground Laws and a Federal Indictment of George Zimmerman. Photo-Set 1 of 2

Villaraigosa: The Myth of The Progressive Mayor (tags)

While Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa disappointed supporters and failed to deliver any progressive policies whatsoever, he was hardly a failure to those he really serves. Indeed, for developers, real estate tycoons, billionaires, and school privatization profiteers, Villaraigosa's eight year reign was a smashing success.

PLP protects and defends rapists (tags)

Publicizing an admitted rapist in the activist community and the organization that is defending him

BURN THE BALLOT 2012 (tags)

What are doing the day before the "election". On Monday, November 5th, members of the Burn the Ballot Caucus of Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS), allied activists and disgruntled voters will burn presidential ballots to draw attention to the fact that there is no democracy in the US and to say we will not, once again, go quietly into the polls!

Veteran Chicano activist's home raided by agencies (tags)

A veteran Los Angeles Chicano activist is speaking out today after what he says was a joint Sheriff’s Department and FBI raid on his Alhambra home on Tuesday morning. Carlos Montes is one of the original Brown Berets who was a key leader of the Chicano Power movement of the 1960’s and 1970s. He says his current activism in the immigrant rights and international workers solidarity movement has put him back in the crosshairs of federal agents. Montes was arrested in his home during a pre-dawn raid in which authorities confiscated countless photos, documents and even two kaffiyehs. He says the authorities have charged him with illegal possession of a firearm. Pacifica’s Ernesto Arce visited Montes at his home today. He files this report from Los Angeles.

In Memoriam: Robert Miles Parker, 1939-2012 (tags)

Pioneering San Diego-based Queer artist and photographer Robert Miles Parker also founded Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO), dedicated to preserving San Diego's historic buildings and parks against redevelopment and gentrification. His recent passing in New York, where he had relocated, was memorialized by SOHO.

BTL:National Lawyers Guild Seeks Files on Federal Role in Police Suppression of Occupy Wal (tags)

Interview with Heidi Boghosian, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, conducted by Scott Harris

Special Oct. 24, 2011 LA Screening of The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman (tags)

A screening of The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman. Followed by a panel with special guests including Dr. Stephen Krashen. Event opens with introduction by Dr. Diane Ravitch via Skype.

Smiley and West Buoy the 99 % at Occupy LA Rally (tags)

Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley address the folks at Occupy LA.

Occupy LA, Day 1 (tags)

October 1, 2011 Three to Five thousand people gathered in Pershing Square in Downtown LA, at 10 am to march to City Hall. The purpose, to occupy City Hall in Solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street Movement that is in its twelfth day in New York City.

Rally Kicks Off San Diego Pride Events (tags)

San Diego's Queer (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Pride events kicked off Friday, July 15 at a rally on the pride festival site in Balboa Park. The featured speakers were New Age author and credentialed minister Marianne Williamson, who talked about marriage equality as a straight supporter who has performed same-sex weddings, and Daniel Hernandez, the young, openly Gay aide to Congressmember Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) who saved her life when she was shot at an outdoor rally in January. But the most powerful speaker was former San Diego Democratic Club president Larry Baza, who powerfully expressed the history of the Queer rights movement and the challenges it faces in the future.

Target:Homeles-South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee Advocate Reports (tags)

Target:Homeles-South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee Advocate Reports The City of Santa Barbara is poised to push homeless out with illegal legislation which violates the US Constitution. Here is the report they never released to the public - or even discussed!!! Because frankly, they don't give a damn.

This Sunday, May 1: March for Immigrant & Workers' Rights (tags)

May 1: International Workers' Day Join Marches & Rallies for Immigrant and Workers' Rights in Los Angeles & Around the Country

Tomorrow: March 1st Protest the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra: Don't Harmonize With Aparth (tags)

In the spirit of the people's revolution in Egypt and the protests across the Middle East….

Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual teens singled out for punishment (tags)

Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) adolescents are about 40 percent more likely than other teens to receive punishment at the hands of school authorities, police and the courts, according to research published in the January, 2011 issue of Pediatrics and released online December 6, 2010 at http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/papbyrecent.dtl.

WikiLeaks Reveals Diplomatic Cables on Aafia Siddiqui (tags)

No smoking guns

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

“Equality Nine” Marriage Rights Demonstrators to be Arraigned Sept. 30 (tags)

The “Equality Nine” — Michael Anderson, Brian Baumgardner, Sean Bohac, Felicity Bradley, Kelsey Hoffman, Mike Kennedy, Zakiya Khabir, Chuck Stemke, and Cecile Veillard — are activists with the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME) who were arrested at a sit-in outside the San Diego County Clerk's office August 19. They're scheduled for arraignment at the San Diego County Courthouse, 220 West Broadway downtown, Thursday, September 30, and they want supporters to come to the plaza outside the courthouse at noon that day to show support.

Architects & Engineers Demand Renewed Investigation of 9/11 Report (tags)

Over 1,000 professional architects and engineers will be represented in Washington, DC by spokesperson Richard Gage and the AE911Truth press conference demanding a renewed investigation into the WTC collapse on 9/11.

Mass Rally for Justice for Oscar Grant on June 14th! (tags)

Mass Rally for Justice for Oscar Grant on June 14th!

Using Alleged Terrorism to Escalate Wars and Homeland Repression (tags)

NY bomb incident may unleash a wave of homeland repression

Transitioning to Linux and a (Late) Report on the 2009 Linux Expo L.A. (tags)

A non-technical person switches to Linux, and a late report on this year's Linux Expo in L.A.

Mobilization for Health Care Provokes Arrests at L.A. Insurance Giant (tags)

National Health Reform Activists Mobilize and Sit In.

“Voices of Honor” Tour Challenges “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (tags)

O.K., so maybe you're a hard-core peacenik who wouldn't dream of joining the military or of supporting anyone who would. You should still care about the continued exclusion of open Queer people from the U.S. military under the so-called “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Not only is the policy unjust and discriminatory on its face, it's also disproportionately enforced against women and people of color — so in practice it's racist and sexist as well as homophobic. “Voices of Honor” was a national tour which wrapped up in San Diego September 30 that featured five military veterans talking about the personal strains of living under “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

IWW Forum This Sunday! (tags)

Sunday, June 28 7:30 PM *IWW Forum:Organizing the Unorganized–Lessons of Community Organizing* Come join the Industrial Workers of the World for an Evening of Poetry and Conversation. Poet, playwright and journalist *Fernando Castro* will be sharing his work; along with a panel of labor and community activists who will discuss strategies and experiences for "organizing the unorganized". There will be a screening the Brave New Films short *Stop Starbucks*; and they will be celebrating the life and work of U. Utah Phillips by screening a brief documentary. Admission is Free. Sunday, June 28 7:30 PM Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 310.822.3006

Over 70 Activists Stage Marriage Equality Sit-in at S.D. County Clerk’s Office (tags)

Over 70 marriage equality activists occupied the office of the San Diego County Clerk Wednesday, May 27 as a protest against the California Supreme Court’s ruling that Proposition 8, which restricts marriage in California to one man and one woman, is constitutional. Michael Anderson and Brian Baumgardner led the action by demanding a marriage license, and other Queer couples followed suit. The event ended peacefully, with no arrests, when the crowd dispersed an hour after the official closing time of the building.

Free the "SOA6" - human rights activists sentenced to federal prison (tags)

Shut Down the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC)

Month-long Gaza Protests in U.S. were the Largest Ever for Palestinian Rights (tags)

In an unprecedented outpouring of popular opposition to U.S. policy supporting the Israeli invasion of Gaza, a full month of nearly continuous protests brought tens of thousands into the streets. Arab American youths mobilized as never before. Even after Israel’s troop withdrawal, advocates for the human rights of Palestinians in Gaza vowed to continue the campaign until Israel lifts its blockade on the tiny territory.

Free Gaza Activists Welcomed Home as Heroes, then Join Protest Against Israeli War (tags)

After spending six months in Gaza and Cyprus working tirelessly to defy the Israeli blockade of the Palestinian territory and defend Palestinians from military attacks, two San Jose residents found upon their return that the protests that they had helped start had mushroomed a hundred-fold in response to Israel’s invasion of Gaza.

Oscar Grant! No Isolated Incident! A PhotoJourney of Unarmed Folks Killed by Cop Worldwide (tags)

Oscar Grant's murder: This is not an isolated incident! Remember Julian Alexander! Hammick in 2002, Kendra James in 2003, James Perez, James Philip Chasse, Jr. all unarmed and killed by Police. Diallo, Sean Bell, Ousmane Zongo, Jonny Gammage, Patrick Moses Dorismond, Alexandros Grigoropoulos and Now Oscar Grant, all unarmed and killed by Police. Within hours of Oscar Grant's shooting, Robbie Tolan!. Let the world know about! We will not allow a police state!

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

Another Young Black Man Killed by Police in Cold Blood

California workers express concerns about Rite Aid management at shareholder meeting (tags)

On December 2, a representative from Lancaster, CA met with Rite Aid CEO Mary Sammons at a special shareholder meeting in New York City.

THOUSANDS COMMEMORATE VETERANS DAY NATIONWIDE (tags)

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

SHELTER PROTEST (tags)

Los Angeles Animal Services Protest Wrap Up

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.

WOMEN CLOSE DOWNTOWN L.A. STREET; BRAVE NY STORM IN 8TH MARCH COMMEMORATION (tags)

Saturday morning, March 8th, saw police barricades going up at and traffic diverted from Olympic & Broadway Streets as hundreds of women marched in the first International Women's Day mass action in Los Angeles since 1994. Scores of students from the University of Southern California, Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach Community College, University of California Los Angeles, East Los Angeles College, Cal State Los Angeles and from the Fremont, Jordan, Belmont high schools and El Sereno Middle School joined the march against the war. "We're here to let people know that we are with women all around the world who think that the war is unjust and a waste of our government's money," said USC Social Work student Kathryn Cronin. Led by the Mariposa Alliance/GABNet, the historic gathering created a buzz in the world of the U.S. women's movement, which had tended to take March 8th for granted. Ma-Al/GABNet called for the return of International Women's Day to its historic and political context, and to use 8th March as a statement against US-led imperialist wars, notably in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Philippines.

NEW YORK TO LA: THE FIGHT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION (tags)

NEW YORK TO LA: THE FIGHT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION Anti-Gentrification Events Throughout LA 3/3-3/9/08

LA Mayor's Chief Of Staff Visited by Animal Liberation Front (tags)

LA Mayor's Chief Of Staff Visited by Animal Liberation Front; Robin Kramer Urged by Underground Group to Implement No Kill Policies at 6 Los Angeles Animal Shelters

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.")

$10,000 Penalty For Posters About Political Event ! (tags)

ANSWER Coalition, promoter of some of the largest. most successful Wash DC demonstrations, is threatened with $10,000 fines for posters promoting upcoming demos. This threatens ALL interests that may hope to gather peacefully to express grievances to officals and mainstream public.

The Migrant Trap, and the Migrants' Way Out: May 1, 2007 (tags)

Migrants face an impossible choice. And they've got their own humane and just answer. Is anybody listening?

Bike Week Pasadena (tags)

Bike Week Pasadena is a grass roots initiative organized in cooperation with the city of Pasadena that brings together “everything bike” for a weeklong salute to the bicycle and its many uses, from commuting, to exercising, to just plain having fun. More than 15 free events are planned starting Monday, May 14 through Sunday, May 20.

VAN NUYS WOMAN NAMED VOLVO AWARD FINALIST (tags)

Robina Suwol recognized in 5th Annual Volvo for life Awards, honored for her fight to prevent harmful chemicals being used on school grounds

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.

Oaxaca Solidarity Demonstrations in the US on Wednesday, November 1st (tags)

"The EZLN makes a call to the Other Campaign in México and to the north of the Río Grande so that this 1st of November of 2006 there are mobilizations wherever possible, and that streets, highways, tollbooths, bus stations, airports and all types of means of communications are closed entirely, partially or intermittently, be these closures real or symbolic."

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EZLN Call for November 1st Actions and Solidarity with Oaxaca
http://elenemigocomun.net/334

Mexican Consulates in the U.S. & Canada
http://elenemigocomun.net/128

Call to Action Across the US Against Mexican Consulates
http://elenemigocomun.net/293

Navy officer tapped to head LA schools (tags)

Navy officer with no experience tapped to head LA schools

Protest at Columbia University against Gilchrist (tags)

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

Gilchrist Attacked at Columbia; Violence Erupts, Loud Shouts and Fists Thrown in Anger (tags)

Gilchrist such down by angry crowd at Columbia University, reports right-wing World Net Daily. Ends in celebration and gleeful chants of 'Asian, Black, Brown and White, we smashed the Minutemen tonight!'"

Sanctuary City, National City (tags)

Hundreds of residents of the small community of National City outside San Diego proudly celebrated their new sanctury city, a refuge for the foreign-born, free from profiling and discrimination.

Women Say They Will Also Target Los Angeles Afghan Embassy (tags)

"America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way around. Human rights invented America." - President Jimmy Carter.

Following that credo, on September 11, 2006, American women handcuffed and chained themselves to the Afghan Embassy in Washington, DC to protest against Hamid Karzai's oppressive government. A spokeswoman stated that this was "just the start of demonstrations against the Afghan Embassy in Washington to protest President Karzai's illegal imprisonment of innocent Americans and treatment of Afghan women."

Pro-People News *NATIVE GUNS* Interview and Show (tags)

In Downtown Los Angeles Native Guns members Kiwi and Bambu had performed at Lost Souls Cafe for their Barrel Men Album Listening Party and gave KmB Pro-People News an interview about what the youth and community should expect in this long anticipated release.

Discrimination not illegal immigrants fuels Black job crisis (tags)

Dumping the blame for the chronic job crisis of young, poor Black men on illegal immigration stokes the passions and hysteria of immigration reform opponents, but it also lets employers off the hook for discrimination. And it's easy to see how that could happen.

For May Day and Beyond: White People Step Up for Immigrant Rights (tags)

Open Letter to White Communities.

Hundred of Thousands March-Rallied in 70 cities and 33 States for Full Immigrant Rights (tags)

Today, April 10, over 125,000 people took to the streets in Los Angeles for yet another outpouring of support for the cause of immigrant rights. The Los Angeles demonstration was part of a nationwide wave of protests just in the last two days that has continued to rock at least 61 cities across the nation. Yesterday Sunday, a record 500,000 rallied to clamor for justice for immigrants in Dallas, Texas. Today, 300,000 also mobilized in Phoenix, Arizona; 200,000 demonstrated in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC; 100,000 marched and rallied in New York City; another 100,000 protested in Houston, Texas; and 25,000 in Seattle, Washington.

April 10 National Day of Action & Rally for Immigrant Rights! (tags)

Recognizing that the USA is a nation of immigrants, join the April 10 in a massive rally!

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

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.

British MP George Galloway to Speak in Los Angeles (tags)

British MP George Galloway will speak in Los Angeles, September 22 to Demand Money for Hurricane Relief, Not War in Iraq

Journalist Under Attack By The Garden Grove Police Department (tags)

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.

Writing L.A.'s Wrongs with a "No Kill" Shelter Proposal (tags)

Los Angeles kills 30,000 – 50,000 of our dogs and cats at our city shelters each year for an annual cost of $14 million dollars. Not only does this turn our city's animal "shelters" into death houses, at great expense, it is entirely unnecessary.

DETAILS OF FBI SEIZURE OF GLOBAL IMC SERVER. (tags)

Here are 3 articles posted by Truthout on the Oct. 7 raid, in the UK , on the servers of Global Indy Media and several local IMC's, apparently instigated by one IMC's posting of a photo of an undercover agent in Europe.

RNC reportback- 10/6 - Flor y Canto- 7:30pm (tags)

Join local activists who traveled to New York in August to protest at The RNC. We will be discussing the details of what happened that historic week in New York City, as well as beginning a discussion of where do we go from here.

Socialist Candidates on National Tour (tags)

In California, all three candidates are scheduled to appear in Los Angeles on Sat. Oct. 9, 4 p.m., at Workmen's Circle; Sun. Oct. 10, 4 p.m., KRST African Spirituality and Unity Center; and Mon. Oct. 11, 1 p.m., Sunset Hall Senior Center.

Our worst fears: Vote Tampering (tags)

By entering a 2-digit code in a hidden location, a second set of votes is created in the Diebold central tabulator, a program installed in 1,000 locations, which controls both paper ballots and touch-screens, each system handling up to a million votes at a time. Full story After invoking the 2-digit trigger, this second set of votes can be changed so that it no longer matches the correct set of votes. The voting system will then read the totals from the bogus vote set. It takes only seconds to change the votes, and to date not a single location in the U.S. has implemented security measures to fully mitigate the risks. It is not too late to do so, and the corrective measures are relatively simple. This program is not "stupidity" or sloppiness. It was designed and tested over a series of a dozen version adjustments, and has been in place for four years.

Terror Threats To Be Used for 2004 Election Tampering (tags)

How a "terror threat" might be used to throw the 2004 elections.

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

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

Section 8 Housing Voucher Crisis- Urgent Update (tags)

In an outrageous statement, Secretary of HUD Alphonso Jackson claimed that, “being poor is a state of mind, not a condition.”

Santa Ana May Day Activities (tags)

Photos from the day; occupation does not equal liberation!

CHANGELLUJAH! Comes to Cal State L. A. (tags)

Reverend Billy and ”The Church of Stop Shopping" Tour was in the Los Angles area last weekend. What transpired was performance activism both in theatre and on the streets.

CHANGELLUJAH! Comes to Starbucks (tags)

April 23, 2004 Reverend Billy and ”The Church of Stop Shopping" Tour was in the Los Angles area last weekend. What transpired was performance activism both in theatre and on the streets.

College Youth Return From Cuba (tags)

On April 2, 2004, 35 Los Angeles-area college students returned froma seven-day seminar in Havana, Cuba, hosted by Cuban youth. Join the recently arrived youth when they share their experiences during a REPORT BACK FROM CUBA on Saturday, April 17, 2004 at UNITE Hall, 675 S. Parkview Street (West side of MacArthur Park between Wilshire & 7th Street). Info: 310.419.2296

Rev Billy & Church of Stop Shopping 04/17-04/18 (tags)

Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping begin their Stop Big Boxes Tour in Los Angeles, appearing at Laemmle's Fairfax 3 Theater 04/17 at 10pm and the State Playhouse 04/18 at 6pm. Email Michael@revbilly.com for details.

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

Grocery Strikers’ Heroic Fight for Healthcare (tags)

In the end, workers who had fought so hard for five months were forced to accept a raw deal. They were unable to prevail against a bold united front of employers when their own leaders were not willing to organize an equally bold united front of labor.

Brand LAX (tags)

Take My City, Please

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

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

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

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

LAPD: 'Pre-emptive' arrests made to get terror info (tags)

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- In response to the national terrorism alert, Los Angeles police have made "a number of pre-emptive arrests," a high-ranking LAPD source said Tuesday. Those arrests were made in the past 48 hours and included people who came to authorities' attention after the September 11, 2001, al Qaeda terror attacks in the United States.

8 Simple Rules for Schwarzenegger to follow, or else get 'Clubbed' (tags)

A driving force behind the Conservative storm front in America will quite likely be the Governor\'s mentor -- and in the course, steer the socially-liberal Arnold toward a starkly Conservative agenda.

History-makers reflect on Salt of the Earth: ‘Even more relevant now’ (tags)

Anita and Lorenzo Torrez were a young married couple thrown into the midst of the Empire Zinc strike in Hanover, N.M., in 1950.

[gangbox] SCABS OF NEW YORK (tags)

SCABS OF NEW YORK...rat contractors, company unions and the decline of union labor in the Manhattan residential construction sector

The Persecution of Sherman Austin (tags)

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Sherman Austin: Counterpunch Article (tags)

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

A Strange and Tragic Legal Journey (tags)

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

Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride Send-Off Rally (tags)

Immigrant workers fighting for human rights follow in the footsteps of the 60’s civil rights movement.

LA IMC TV 9.11 (tags)

The LA IMC TV collective's second show, featuring the documentary short "9.11", will be on public access cable TV on Wednesday, September 11. It will be on AT&T channel 43 at 5:00pm. It will be on Adelphia Channel 77 at 6:30pm.

TRANSGENDERS JOIN MARCH AGAINST HATE BEFORE ANNUAL UNITY FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND (tags)

Los Angeles Transgenders will kick off LA's Annual Pride Week with a barbecue and March Against Hate this Friday in West Hollywood, before hosting their 3rd annual Trans Unity Festival at Hollywood's Gay & Lesbian Center Village all day Saturday.

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