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California Drought: Is this the big one? (tags)

RADIO ECOSHOCK SPECIAL ON CALIFORNIA DROUGHT Despite recent rains, California's reservoirs are near empty, snow-pack light, and groundwater depleted. Four experts on a drought that really started in 2006, impacts on economy, food, farming, and nature.Dr. Peter Gleick, Dr. Jay Famiglietti, David Schroeder, Dr. Reagan Waskom

Los Angeles Marches in the Second Global March Against Chemtrails & Geoengineering (tags)

Los Angeles participated in the Global March Against Chemtrails & Geoengineering today in Santa Monica. There were 50-70 activists involved, including members of Los Angeles Skywatch. The public was very receptive and inquisitive.

Idle No More – Los Angeles (tags)

A common sentiment expressed by speakers was, “if we won't do it, who will?”

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

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

Report: The Indigenous Committee at Occupy LA (tags)

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

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.

Transgender CD Release Party (tags)

Ok, so it's time for another party with your favorite collective Trans/Giving we are copresenting with Trans-Genre to celebrate Trans-Fusions CD release 2! The show features tons of multifaceted performers. WHEN: Saturday March 6th 9pm-2am WHERE: The Palms Bar 8572 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood

Help Save the Chumash Wind Caves (tags)

The Los Padres Forest Service is accepting public comments on the 20 yr permit of the Winchester Gun Club (WCGC) opposed by the Coalition to Save Husahkiw-Chumash Windcaves and Sierra Club, with many supporters in the fields of Archeology, Anthropology, Rock Art Specialists, Natives and Non-Natives.

In Solidarity With the California Worker/Student Movement: Statement of the WSA (tags)

Defend and Expand the Campus Occupations!

The Prison Walls Will Crumble - Sept 12th (tags)

On September 12th, there will an event, known as Running Down the Walls, that will be held in 14 cities and prisons throughout North America in support of Political Prisoners.

Media Release: ELF Press Office Condemns FBI Hunt for Environmental Defenders (tags)

CALLS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT “OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY”

After DNC/RNC, fight ICE and support immigrant rights struggle: a call to action (tags)

please read, forward widely, discuss with others, and ACT!

California Water War Enters New Front with the 'Battle of the Reports' (tags)

The Public Policy Institute of California released a report advocating the construction of a peripheral canal on the California Delta, while two environmental groups, EDF and NRDC, released two separate reports recommending ways to provide enough water to both restore salmon and serve California's water needs.

Amy Goodman: The Single-Payer Solution (tags)

As the media coverage of the Democratic presidential race continues to focus on lapel pins and pastors, America is ailing. As I travel around the country, I find people are angry and motivated. Like Dr. Rocky White, a physician from a conservative, evangelical background who practices in rural Alamosa, Colo.

Shocked by the Undercover Slaughterhouse Video? (tags)

HSUS' recent undercover investigation of a California slaughterhouse is making headlines around the world. Here are 5 things you can do to help end this kind of animal torture.

ATTACK OF THE ARCHIE BUNKER CLONES! (activism at the 2008 Rose Parade) (tags)

“. . . Some of us were rather positive in our final analyses, while I tilted toward the negative. . . .”

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.")

"What Would Jesus Buy?" (review) (tags)

What Would Jesus Buy not only documents Reverend Billy’s street theater activism as he crosses the country, but it also features interviews with shoppers, retail employees, Christmas historians, and authorities on human rights. Additionally, there is footage of sweatshop conditions in Bangladesh--making a compelling call, even for people already aware of the evils of consumerism, to at least cut down on buying for the holidays. And “if we were able to change Christmas, we would change the whole year,” says the Reverend.

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.

Ecoanarchists help reclaim southcentral farm (tags)

The destructive bulldozer raid by real estate developer Ralph HorowitzCo. & LA Sheriffs' on LA's southcentral community farm only resulted in strengthening the resistance and improved networking between sc campesino farmers, ecoanarchists and permaculture communities..

Public Forum on the Southwest Museum (article and transcript) (tags)

On July 1st, The Southwest Museum closed. The Autry National Center, which owns it, claims the future of the museum is secure, while Friends of the Southwest Museum is concerned about the lack of a concrete plan and whether or not relocating parts of the museum to Griffith Park is necessarily the best scenario. The lack of a tangible plan as well as a claimed scarcity of public input has fueled suspicion by the Coalition as to the owner’s true motive.

Joaquin Cienfuegos: Report from Mexico City 06/18 and Atenco 06/19/06 (tags)

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Joaquin Cienfuegos: Live from the Struggle in Mexico – Days 1 and 2 (tags)

The following is a correspondence from Joaquin Cienfuegos, traveling throughout Mexico reporting on the struggles on the streets, the anarchist movement, the Other Campaign, the Zapatista’s, and the over all radical climate that is building. More updates to come. All messages are free for broad distribution and will be sent across the net. Please forward, and let this be an inspiration to a growing movement in North America towards internationalism.

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!

Two Farm Stories (tags)

A couple links to important stories.

Saving the Bay of La Paz & Gulf of California (tags)

This is a brief summary of our groups efforts & progress towards saving, preserving and restoring the Bay of La Paz & Gulf of California, the most bio-diverse body of water on earth.

Report: Screening of The Take/La Toma at the South Central Farm (11-17-05) (tags)

A film about worker-run factories in Argentina parallels the situation at the south central community farm in Los Angeles. Also, is there a solution to the land issue in south central?

What is anarchism? (tags)

Anarchism is a political theory which aims to create anarchy, "the absence of a master, of a sovereign." [P-J Proudhon, What is Property , p. 264] In other words, anarchism is a political theory which aims to create a society within which individuals freely co-operate together as equals. As such anarchism opposes all forms of hierarchical control - be that control by the state or a capitalist - as harmful to the individual and their individuality as well as unnecessary.

Pastors for Peace Members Threatened with Heavy Fines (tags)

Local activists receive letters from OFAC for taking crutches and walkers to Cuba! Computers for school children remain "arrested" by Commerce Dept and homelandia InSecurity!

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

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

Palestinian political prisoners tour in Los Angeles 4/14 (tags)

Hosted by IWitness Palestine (IWP): The tour's main objectives are to raise awareness and solidarity around the struggle of Palestinian political prisoners inside Israeli occupation jails and to connect the struggle of Palestinian political prisoners to struggles against the prison industrial complex in North America.

Pope John Paul II: The Passing Of A Monster (tags)

From women’s rights to abortion to contraception to gay rights to pedophilia, this Pope has been a champion of the most conservative, the most reactionary forces in society

March 17- Commemorating Rachel Corrie (tags)

Women in Black - Los Angeles presents... A Special Event Commemorating Rachel Corrie Rachel Corrie, a young human rights activist from Olympia, Washington, was killed on March 16th, 2003. She was trying to prevent a family home in Gaza from being demolished, when an Israeli bulldozer ran her over. Film Screening: "Dispatches: The Killing Zone" Talks: Dr. Laila Al-Marayati - Media's whitewashing of this crime Rev. Darrel Meyers - Presbyterian Church's divestment decision Mary Hughes - Witnessing the situation in Palestine Date and Time: Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Venue: Liberty Hill Foundation, 2121 Cloverfield Boulevard, Suite 113 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (NE corner Cloverfield & Pico - Free parking on site) Film description and speaker bios below; no admission charge; free literature available For more information, see www.wib-la.org

New Year Hitchhiker Happening in Slab City (tags)

A New Year's Hitchhiker Happening in the desert of Southern California is a celebration of the open road and a chance to connect with like-minded travelers. We will also be discussing safety and civil rights, and welcome all for discussion, live music, free camping and more near the town of Niland.

Hotel workers vote to authorize strike (tags)

Workers at 14 upscale hotels vote by 97% to authorize strike.

The End Of Suburbia - Pasadena Screening (tags)

June 23, 2004 The End of Suburbia producer Barry Silverthorn and event organizer Eric Einem from the Post Carbon Institute screened the oil depletion documentary at Throop Memorial Church in Pasadena. The following group discussion lasted for several hours.

KPFK's Feminist Magazine and Phyllis Chesler (tags)

This email is being circulated by a group of concerned KPFK listeners.

Drawing Resistance-A traveling Political Art Show (tags)

Drawing Resistance is a show of two-dimensional artwork by 31 artist/activists from North America.

Drawing Resistance: Political Art Show (tags)

"Tijuanna No!" by Winston Smith. Giclee print of original collage printed on Premium Luster Paper. Original collage is 14" x 48" Smith is one of the artists included in the show.

Oaks and Permaculture in Sacto/San Joaquin Valley (tags)

Dependency on petrochemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides is part of the reason the US military is still in Iraq protecting corporations extracting petroleum from Iraqi oil wells. Growing oaks in the monoculture agribuisiness fields of the San Joaquin valley would help reduce our dependency on the petrochemically derived fertilizers..

"End of Suburbia" is Now Available - A documentary on the subject of oil depleti (tags)

"THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream" has just been released on DVD and will be screened at locations in Los Angeles. Anyone interested in hosting a public screening please contact eric@peakoilaction.org.

Artivist Film Festival opens tomorrow in LA / Activist Documentary Films (tags)

Attached is an mp3 featuring an interview with, Bernadette Armstrong, programmer for the festival. Sheila Laffey, one of the directors of "The Last Stand - Heroes at Ballona Wetlands" and Morgan Spurlock, director of "Supersize Me" and "Blue Vinyl" co-director Judith Helfand. Schedule and info in article below

April 22: Labor Notes Grocery Strike Forum (tags)

On April 22, Labor Notes -- an independent 25 ear-old magazine with news from a rank and file social movement perspective -- is hosting a forum on the Southern California grocery strike. Speakers include several workers active in the strike, and participants will include workers and labor activists from all over Southern California.

S. California Dead Zone one of 150 Worldwide (tags)

Human-kind is engaged in a gigantic, global, experiment as a result of the over-use of fertilizers, the discharge of untreated sewage and the ever rising emissions from vehicles and factories. The result, 150 dead zones -- one off the coast of Southern California.

CALL FOR ENTRIES FROM INDIE FILMMAKERS & MUSICIANS (tags)

Do you have a great documentary or feature that's outside of the mainstream? Or maybe your film or music lyrics reflect current issues and events. It's time to be seen and heard! THE 2004 TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL IS CALLING FOR ENTRIES!

Draft Proposal for a Continental Anti-Authoritarian Anti-Capitalist Network (tags)

On this tenth anniversary of the emergence of the Zapatistas from the Lacandon jungle, we call for the formation of a continental anti-authoritarian anti-capitalist network for North America. Our movements for liberation and freedom have met many challenges and our resistance continues to grow. It is now time to organize ourselves better through a de-centralized continental network of anti-capitalists

New Year Hitchhiker Gathering (tags)

The New Year Hitchhiker Gathering in the low desert of southern California will bring together road travelers to share resources, connect and celebrate a movable culture.

Indigenous People's Day (tags)

How do European immigrants with any consciousness address the genocidal acts committed against the Indigenous Peoples of this land called North America?

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