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what does a mexican driver's license look like? (tags)
Chances are, you are looking for the Matricula Cosular
One Way to Respond to Foreign Ops in Our Elections (tags)
How public financing for candidates via free tv time on the public airwaves, including on the California Channel here in California can be an antidote to disinformation campaigns against our elections & democracy
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A. (tags)
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, in collaboration with the Coalition for Economic Survival, has released an eye-popping map that reveals disturbing trends of tenant evictions through an abused state law known as the Ellis Act. It’s an indispensable tool for residents and community activists — and policymakers.
Over 35 Years of Work for Individuals in California with Brain Disorders [Metal] (tags)
National Alliance on Mental Illness California 567-0163 for help with local support groups or the trading of clinics as well as hospitals
Last of California's nuclear power plants is on its way out (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free future. Here is out January 2018 report:
Tax Reform in the US: Trump's Attack on America (tags)
The tax reform of the Republicans is a blow against the welfare state and was prepared in the 1970s. The tax reform is profitable for Donald Trump but could cost the Republicans a re-election. $5 trillion goes to households with more than a million dollars income.
Letter: Support Proportional Representation for the California State Legislature (tags)
Letter to California State Legislature, asking to change our electoral system for the state legislature to elections by proportional representation.
State Governors Grant Over 500 Pardons, Commutations (tags)
In what is typically a politically risky move, six state governors recently granted pardons and commutations to hundreds of current and former prisoners. In California, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Arkansas and Vermont, more than 500 pardons were granted along with another 20 commutations or grants of clemency.
Community Rallies in Santa Barbara in Solidarity with Inmate Firefighters (tags)
Could the brave firefighter who risked life and limb to save your home have been paid only $1 per hour to do it? Up and down the state of California, on the front lines of deadly wildfires, thousands of prison inmates employed through the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s California Conservation Corps (CCC) program face the blazing heat and choking smoke for, on average, $2 per day plus $1 per hour of work. As southern California faces a new wave of inferno, at least one community gathered for a rally to call attention to these overlooked firefighters
LAWSUIT ALLEGING FEDERAL VOTING RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN KERN COUNTY (tags)
After 11 days of testimony, trial ended this week in a landmark lawsuit filed by MALDEF alleging that Kern County unlawfully denies Latinos the right to elect candidates of their choice, in violation of Section 2 of the federal Voting Rights Act. It was the first federal voting rights case in California in more than a decade.
Police problem officers (tags)
Many California counties already give prosecutors at least some information on problem officers, as do a majority of the 50 states. But “Blue” California remains the only state that blocks prosecutors from seeing entire police personnel files. And that’s a disgrace.
12/2-3 LA Binational Conference To Cancel NAFTA and Unite Workers Of Mexico and the US (tags)
A binational conference of US and Mexican workers will be held on Dec 2&3 on the fight to cancel NAFTA and for unity between US and Mexican workers
Nuclear Shutdown News November 2017 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free world. Here is our November 2017 report:
Celebrate California Safe Schools (tags)
Protecting Children's Health & the Environment for 20 years!
Mural of convicted terrorist gives rise to free-speech clash at California bakery (tags)
Bakery owner Reem Assil has a First Amendment right to display a mural at her shop honoring convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh, but protesters say she should respect their right to object to it.
nuclear Shutdown News 8-17 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News August 2017
California terrorism suspect arrested (tags)
“He wanted to plan to start a huge fire in an area near where he lived and he specifically mentioned the Berkeley Hills as a potential target,” Hasib told the court in December. “That was our first indication that we were dealing with someone in the Bay Area.”
UPDATED: List of 200+ U.S. BDS Victories! (tags)
By popular demand, below is a list of U.S. Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Victories, originally released to commemorate ten years since Palestinian civil society issued the call for BDS.
Why California Is a Case Study for Monitoring Police Misconduct (tags)
The attorney general doesn’t plan on using his oversight authority to monitor and intervene in local departments. Can states compensate for that absence?
Nuclear Shutdown News May 2017 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our May 2017 report:
Paying More for Being Poor — Bias and Disparity in California’s Traffic Court System (tags)
California's traffic fines and fees are some of the highest in the country, and new data shows that current California policies disproportionately impact people of color. Two bills before the California Legislature (SB 185 https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB185 and AB 412 http://cts.vresp.com/c/?LegalServicesforPris/6211c91da4/TEST/7c77ea8fd3/bill_id=201720180AB412 ) would address many of the disparities.
A Generation is Lost (tags)
Thousands upon thousands of researchers demonstrate for the freedom of science and research funding. Public policy isn't a wrecking-ball or a sledgehammer. Democracy isn't following autocratic orders without compromise, negotiations and countermeasures
California won its first major battle over `sanctuary cities' (tags)
The judiciary can stop the wrecking-ball of Donald Trump!
I was a slave working under the California Department of Corrections (tags)
I was a slave working under the California Department of Corrections
Freedom Shouldn't Depend on Your Bank Account Balance (tags)
Did you know that the median bail amount in California is $50,000? That’s just a little less than the state’s median income of $61,000.
Activists Mark 150 Years Since Chimney Rock Massacre (tags)
Sunday, February 12, 2017
LUCERNE VALLEY - Nearly one hundred-fifty years after the tragedy, a group of activists gathered at the site of what was likely the largest massacre in the recorded history of Southern California.
Visitors from the Pomona and San Bernardino Valleys joined High Desert locals for a quick visit to the dual monuments marking the location, and subsequently for lunch, conversation, and prayer for the dead nearer to the "Chimney" rock formation.
The Sleazy Corporate Nazi Tactics of Public Storage (tags)
WARNING!! PUBLIC STORAGE USES AN ILLEGAL FORM CONTRACT THAT VIOLATE CALIFORNIA STORAGE LAWS, DEFRAUDING ALL THEIR CALIFORNIA CUSTOMERS ON A DAILY BASIS.
Our Revolution L.A Organizing Meeting (tags)
Please come to the first organizing meeting for Our Revolution LA. The national organization is hoping that local affiliates will self organize acoss the country. They received 1000 applications.
Teamsters Local 2010 Initiates Mass Walkout and Strikes at University of California (tags)
Teamsters Local 2010 Initiates Mass Walkout and Strikes at University of California
Civil Rights Groups Sue Caltrans to Stop Illegal Raids Against California's Homeless (tags)
Civil Rights Groups Sue Caltrans to Stop Illegal Raids Against California's Homeless
FOR A WORLD WITHOUT NUCLEAR RISKS (tags)
In April 2016 the International Uranium Film Festival was held for the first time in Hollywood and it was a great event. Now the Uranium Film Festival plans to return to California and Hollywood in Spring 2017. We will bring a selection of new breath taking movies and must see documentaries about the nuclear power question - from nuclear bombs to nuclear waste - to Hollywood. In addition we are planning a nuclear panel discussion with nuclear experts and socially & environmentally responsible personalities, like we did in 2016. For that the festival needs supporters and sponsors.
New Book Reveals Illegal Intelligence Operations (tags)
New book by international journalist reveals illegal domestic intelligence operations
HOW LOU CORREA HAS EXPLOITED AND BETRAYED HIS COMMUNITY FOR POLITICAL AMBITION (tags)
Los Angeles Sit-In to Fight Voter Suppression (tags)
Protest and Occupation of LA City Hall to Oppose Vote Suppression
War Within California's 46th CD (tags)
Violence and dirty politics accompany the establishment candidate as he fights to rise past fifth place,
Clinton Delegate Slates Infiltrate Sanders California Campaign (tags)
It has been learned that Hillary Clinton supporters have signed up to run for Sanders delegate slots and are running in groups under the name United4Bernie in some places. Sanders has not endorsed any California delegate slates.
California Safe Schools Honors 11 Year Old Daniel Randall (tags)
5th Grade Student Named 2016 Environmental Health Hero
Nationwide, New Laws Seek to Suppress Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Campaigns R (tags)
4 of 5 Dem and Republican Candidates Are Supporters of Continued Netanyahu Violence. They are Clinton, Trump Cruz, Kasich
Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, Pandering to the Corporate Whores of the Storage Industry (tags)
Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez must be getting large contributions from the Self Storage Industry since she is so willing to destroy her California constituent’s lives with her thoughtless, reckless, despicable, unconscionable, unethical and out right immoral plan, CaliforniaAB-983.
Is Jerry Brown Involved in the San Onofre Nuclear Plant Shutdown Scandal? (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US nuclear power industry in this country and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world.
Largest bank robbery robs ussr and California and regional FDIC (tags)
Stunning weapons leave the ussr a broken up nation and likely robbed. The same thing happened at the FDIC in 1999. Murder mayhem advanced warfare from space and the ground. Desperado seeks wife to impregnate before his death.
Nuclear Shutdown News January 2016 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US nuclear power industry, and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future.
LOOKING FOR CALIFORNIA AUCTION VICTIMS OF PUBLIC STORAGE (tags)
LOOKING FOR CALIFORNIA AUCTION VICTIMS OF PUBLIC STORAGE
“Got Drought?” public art project about the California Drought unveiled on billboards thr (tags)
Los Angeles based artists Karen Fiorito and Alex Arinsberg take their artwork to the streets to educate the public about climate change.
Nuclear Shutdown News, November 2015 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US and global nuclear industry. In addition, it highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here's our November report.
Public art project aspires to save California (tags)
Got Drought? billboard project and social media campaign debuts in Los Angeles this month.
A master-plan is needed to support renter protections in Northern California, & elsewhere (tags)
Oakland has the second fastest-rising rents in the nation, passing the pace of San Francisco’s rent increases, and coming in second behind the rent increases occurring in Denver. The rents in Oakland have climbed over 12.1 percent since 2014. Slumlords, greedy landlords, profiteers, speculators, and nefarious realtors reign supreme in Oakland, who are protected by local and state politicians that are in the pockets, of big money!
Nuclear Shutdown News September 2015 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry, both in the US and worldwide, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future.
KPFK RADIO is essential to Pacifica, who also umbrellas KPFA that may be falling away (tags)
KPFK is the prime radio station of 5 in Pacifica. KPFA in Berkeley seems to be acting illegally or secretly to separate OUT and away from Pacifica with 1 faction hiding their moves. This is here a repost to inform those who want KPFK in LA to continue and not fall prey to tactics used at it's sister station. Beware non-transparent games even within 'non-profit' corporations owned by stakeholders [ funders, pledge $ givers].this could be a warning of what may also be gamed with KPFKs existence. Learn more and share it too.
Is The Republican Party Worst Re Cruelty To Animals? (tags)
Politicians more than ever before are taking into account the mass numbers of animal issues voters
12 Peoples Of Rain To the People of California (tags)
dance for rain, pray for rain, visualize rain
Pope Francis Will Not Fall For Lies Jerry Brown (tags)
California residents are being taken for a bunch of fools by Governor Jerry Brown & wife's political cabal. CAP & Trade's hundreds of billion$ being given to political cronies was the real plan from the very formation of this state legislation.
California Now Has Governor Jerry Brown Running to Italy to Lie to Pope Francis (tags)
California residents are being taken for a bunch of fools by Governor Jerry Brown & wifes political cabal. CAP & Trade's hundreds of billion$ being given to political cronies was the real plan from the very begining of this state legislation.
The Facade Of California's Governor Jerry Brown Leading Climate Change,continue$.. (tags)
Environmentalists keep protesting Jerry Brown to end California fracking while he keeps laughing all the way to his bank.
Governor SIgns SB 277, Citing Science (tags)
Despite loud protest by discredited anti-science circuit riders and right wing conspiracy theorists, California's Governor has signed into law Senate Bill 277 (SB 277 Pan D-Scaramento). Exploiting the legitimate need for strict regulation of vaccine development, demogoguery dominated much of the debate. Racist personal attacks upon the Asian-American sponsor combined to discredit the antivax view and the bill did pass after twitterstorms galore.
Housing Board Member is an Evicter! (tags)
Got this from CES - get rid of Matthew Jacobs, who is supposed to help create affordable housing. He's a developer who has evicted people to demolish rent controlled housing in the Fairfax district.
NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN NEWS MAY 2015 (tags)
NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN NEWS CHRONICLES THE CONTINUING DECLINE OF THE US NUCLEAR INDUSTRY. US NUKE PLANTS WERE DESIGNED TO OPERATE FOR 40 YEARS… AS MANY OF THEM HAVE APPROACHED OR SURPASSED THAT MARK, THEY HAVE BECOME INCREASINGLY UNSAFE AND INEFFICIENT, THREATENING OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY. THIS REPORT POINTS OUT SOME OF THESE PROBLEMS AND SUPPORTS THOSE WORKING FOR A NUCLEAR FREE FUTURE. HERE’S OUR MAY 2015 ISSUE.
How can california deal with this water crisis? (tags)
After 4 years of drought, California is asking what can be done? The answers are coming from an unlikely source
Foreclosure Victims Occupy Senate Stump Speech of Kamala Harris (tags)
“Sold out! Sold out! Took money from Wall Street!” came shouts from the crowd when Senate candidate Kamala Harris took the stage at the California Democratic Party convention. As California Attorney General, Kamala Harris protected the banks from criminal prosecution for their crimes by orchestrating a sweetheart deal of a settlement. “Task Force? Task Fail! Criminal Bankers Should Be In Jail!”
Links Re Many Instances Of Police Killings And Beatings (tags)
Video cams and cellphones have been equalizers and democratizers in exposing blue violence.
California Community Colleges Reject BDS (tags)
Divestment from Israel is roundly defeated by the California Community College General Assembly
A guide to California's water crisis-and why it's so hard to fix (tags)
"The underlying problem is bigger than almonds or golf courses"
Meet Green elected school board members, Sunday, March 29 in LA - 4pm (tags)
Meet Green elected officials Jose Lara, Vice President and Governing Board Member, El Rancho Unified School District, Pico Rivera (Los Angeles) and Sean Reagan, Governing Boardmember, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, Norwalk. Saturday, March 29th, 4-6pm. Mercado La Paloma - 3655 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles. Food court on site, with vegetarian options.
Californians Shame Regulators For Teaching Big Oil How To Skirt Law and Pollute Our Water (tags)
What the frack?! On Tuesday, March 24th, the state of California held an "Aquifer Exemption Workshop" to show oil industry representatives how to exploit loopholes for drilling and disposal projects to obtain aquifer exemption approval. Concerned water drinkers interrupted the state-sponsored workshop on how to get away with poisoning our drinking water. #DontFrackCA
Mark Goldowitz, Director of Anti-SLAPP Project, to Fight My Free Speech Case (tags)
I am taking my free speech and animal rights case to the California Court of Appeal where First Amendment attorney Mark Goldowitz will argue the defamation lawsuit should be dismissed on First Amendment and related grounds.
Nestle Continues Stealing World's Water (tags)
While Sacramento has suffered drought, Nestle continues to drain California aquifers and sell the people's water back to them at great profit... under many dozen brand names.
FEDS ALLOW LAWSUIT TO SHUT DOWN DIABLO CANYON TO PROCEED (tags)
On February 20 a Federal Court of Appeals in Washington DC rejected an attempt by Pacific Gas & Electric and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to quash a lawsuit filed by environmental group Friends Of the Earth (FOE).
Cal-Davis student court strikes down anti-Israel Divestment resolution (tags)
UC Davis Aggie High Court reject BDS resolution
University of California urges divestment from everywhere (tags)
Yet another reason no one will take the UCSA seriously
Are the Times A-Changin' at UC Berkeley’s School of Law? (tags)
Torture Memo, Racial Unrest & (Perhaps) a Job Applicant’s Cover Letter Wake Up the School’s Faculty, Staff and Once-Floundering Social Justice Center
Organized labor unites in opposition to BDS (tags)
California Teamsters Issue scathing letter in opposition to BDS
Hands Across California (tags)
Protective parents, children and concerned citizen formed chains in front of California family courthouses to demand returned of trafficked children.
Against our highest principles (tags)
Students and labor in solidarity against #BDS
Protests Highlight Outrage over International Child Sex Trafficking (tags)
Today, Kamala Harris's Los Angeles office was the site of protests over her failure to act against the human sex trafficking of thousands of local children.
American parents stand up for Tammy and Jonah Rief (tags)
American parents are standing up and demanding the return of trafficked child Jonah Rief
Nuclear Bomb Witness, Mobile Audit Club Daily Forewords, ISIS good Sissies like Reid Fag, (tags)
Robin Williams was led and coaxed helped to his death by those who did not care for him. Our leaders, some of them have tried to do the same to many of us. It is time to awaken to the facts revealed by Mobile Audit Club's Saintrambone
As Quartermaster Memory Returns, Nuclear Disaster Directly off So Cal Coast 1983 (tags)
Radio active carrion or fresh seafood from the California coast? I was witness to the flash and later I was witness to the radiation and to this day show the scars. Here is the latest from Mobile Audit Club, as my memory returns.
More Rallies for Peace in the Middle East (tags)
Photos from California Peace rallies
Water in California - info proliferated now is dubious (tags)
Constant fear productions proliferate our minds and our lives, without many questioning. Water shortage is the latest catastrophe being hawked to TheAmericanLittlePeople who use a teensy bit for clean 3rd worldish lives in So.California. The attempts to cause more insecurity, uncertainty and Blame the Ordinary Residents, i.e. of Los Angeles, vs. the agriculture businesses in No.CA and the commercial businesses everywhere is the usual - YOU must be to blame and we will punish you for using 'too' much precious water. The break-up community aspect is for neighbors to anonymously report about another's water usage with the righteous pride of having caught a 'bad guy' slyly is like East Germany's Stasi's games - spies living amongst each other so everyone distrusts and worries and can thus be Controlled. Oh no, here too ? Water is scarcer than before but still available and drinkable and for cleaning, in individual lives, not just in money-gathering-places of business, anywhere, even in LA. Wonder about what we hear and read and then ask, how did we 'suddenly' arrive at this desert from which we dare not escape or move ? Question those who like to hawk their fear-wares and fame flames of scarcity, that then elicits herd-obedience in that fear place. Can this be yet another 'conspiracy' that is not theoretical but created for political or financial purposes ? Could it be ?
Nuclear Bomb LA 1983, Revelations tortured Witness Recovers from 14 year coma (tags)
A nuclear bomb was viewable from San Pedro in Los Angeles in 1983. I saw the edge of it and my girlfriend saw it directly from our apartment. I am Kurt Brown alias Saint Ram Bone, former USN Quartermaster on the USS Reid FFG 30 and I was a FDIC bank examiner and journalist
Geekouts Link's for June and July 2014 (tags)
Links from my facebook account.
Mayor Garcetti Supports Musicians’ Listen Up! Campaign (tags)
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joins the American Federation of Musicians in calling on film production companies to end their practice of offshoring film scoring jobs.
NEW REPORT EXPOSES GOVERNMENT SPY NETWORK USED AGAINST OCCUPY MOVEMENT (tags)
A recent report released detailed a government spy network that was employed to monitor the Occupy movement “hour-to-hour” during 2011.
1983 Nuclear Bomb Pacific LA View, Memory Executions, of USS Reid FFG 30 , USS Dier Fag (tags)
You should be aware that a nuclear bomb detonated in view of LA likely under the sea in 1983. I am having memory recollections of likely executions at Long Beach Naval Station, war at FDIC 10 years later in San Francisco
An Open Letter To Sonali Kolhatkar, Host Of Uprising On KPFK (tags)
Pacifica management and KPFK and KPFA's manager Richard Pirodsky has enlisted KPFK host Sonali Kolhtatkar to support the cancellation of the Morning MIx locally produced community radio shows on KPFA so she can have a drive time slot. This has brought a torrent of anger of listeners and supporters of KPFA in Norther California and many are calling on Kolhatkar to abandon her plans to support the removal of KPFA local community programming on prime time. The newly appointed executive director Bernard Duncan was brought in by Pacifica Board Chair Margy Wilkinson despite the fact that he was discharged from KPFK for financial malfeasance. This was also supported by Dan Siegel and his law firm which is backing the cancellation of local community programming.
Lawsuit to Protect Our Political Power (tags)
A lawsuit to ensure that state laws, especially the ones brought about by initiatives, will be defended in good faith, Goodnis v. Office of the Attorney General (Harris), has been filed in the Supreme Court of California. The court is asked to compel the state officials whose duty is to defend state laws, to do so in good faith, or officially select one or more alternate defendants to represent the state in defending the state's marriage laws.
Global Cannabis March Los Angeles Represents Drug War Prisoners Serving Life Sentences (tags)
On the first Saturday of May, people gather in over 400 cities worldwide to celebrate cannabis hemp. The 16th annual Los Angeles Global Cannabis March (also known as the Million Marijuana March) marched at high noon along Crenshaw Boulevard to Leimert Park on Saturday, May 3, 2013. #gcm2014 #LAGMM
Occupy Fights Foreclosures and Dance Against Banks protest Wells Fargo and Bank of America (tags)
Citizens outraged over bank crimes, fraud-closures, and on-going corruption rallied outside Wells Fargo and Bank of America in Los Anbgeles on May 1, 2014 for #MayDay2014 #StopWellsFargo #DanceAgainstBanks #opDAB.
What’s Up With the Beach Curfew? (tags)
Recent rumblings about the illegal Venice Beach and Ocean Front Walk closure.
Rock, Rap & Speakout vs Poverty, Prisons & War (tags)
For the 15th year marking International Women’s Day in Southern California, on March 8th a warm and sunny Saturday, a mixed race and enthusiastic crowd of approximately 450 women, men, quite a lot of young people, and lots of children gathered for a free concert and speakout at the MacArthur Park Band Shell in Los Angeles.
Report Back: 4th Annual Hahamongna Walkabout (tags)
The past, present, and (uncertain) future of Hahamongna, site of an ancient village and home of diverse flora and fauna.
Southern California Joins Worldwide Wave Of Action (tags)
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
OJOS Eyewear: New Company Launches, Changing the World in Their Sights (tags)
No sacrifices to eyewear quality or style while they maintain being eco-stewards & global givers. Creating & inspiring change through their “Go, Be, Do” mantra. Go explore the globe, Be the change you want to see in this world, Do something extraordinary. Proceeds go towards creating a better world by combatting poverty, deforestation, & pollution. OJOS Eyewear’s launch campaign now live via www.indiegogo.com. Join the movement & share the news. Together we can change the world & inspire others. (Video is 98 seconds)
California Safe Schools Celebrates Pearl August Humanitarian Award Recipients (tags)
California Safe Schools Environmental Health Summit & 15th Anniversary Honors Humanitarians & Environmental Victories
Governor Jerry Brown,Who Needs Death Penalty in California Anyway When There is Isolation (tags)
We remind every American to the reality that all prison inmates are obviously not guilty & are forced to reside with real criminals !
NUCLEAR POWER PLANT SHUTDOWNS 2013 (tags)
Announcements of US nuclear power plant permanent shutdowns in 2013 came seemingly in a flurry.Crystal River in Florida on February 13. Kewaunee in Wisconsin on May 4. San Onofre in Southern California on June 13. And Vermont Yankee in the Green Mountain State on August 27.
Beware of increasing medical torture at fed and state hospitals, beware of hostile federal (tags)
A new con job by criminals or government on unsuspecting craigslist landlords. Also forced injections of journalist leads to censorship of his newsposts at google. Protect your young from federal and state abuses and lies
Green Party of California Announces Its Statewide Endorsements for June 2014 (tags)
Marilyn Manson video commemorates Abortion survivor and USA Holocaust Victim, slo-mo-tion (tags)
California has the largest prison population per capita in the USA and the USA has the largest on Earth. Marilyn Manson's video choreographer celebrates and SLO and Mobile Audit Club and more, Kurt Brown saint Ram Bone alleged survivor of abortion by FDIC murder
Lawsuit to Protect Our Political Power (tags)
A petition has been submitted to the California Supreme Court to remedy harm to our political power by, amongst other things, ensuring that the state will provide for the legal defense of state laws brought about by initiatives in good faith.
Disturbing Obamacare Surprises (tags)
Elevated Rates of Thyroid Disease in California Newborn Linked to Fukushima Fallout (tags)
A new study indicates that rates of a thyroid disease in California newborn spiked after they were exposed to fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS 15TH ANNIVERSARY & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT (tags)
Honoring Humanitarians, Environmental Victories & Future Actions to Protect Mother Earth
Terminator Arnold Mentors Governor Jerry Brown on State Paid Vacations .. (tags)
California Governor Jerry Brown Passes on His Summer State Paid Oakland Vacation on Terminator Arnold's Advice*
Torture by Design: Saying No to the Architecture of Solitary Confinement (tags)
Friday, August 16 marked the 40th consecutive day of a multi-ethnic statewide prisoner hunger strike initiated from inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) of California's Pelican Bay State Prison. As the horror of solitary confinement comes under increasing scrutiny in the US and around the world, human rights activists are confronting this public health and safety epidemic from a variety of angles. One group, called Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility has challenged solitary confinement in US prisons by recently launching a Change.org petition asking the American Institute of Architects to amend its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to prohibit the design of spaces for killing, torture, and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
Decades of Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks Failure : 50 Reasons Why (tags)
Open Letter re: anti-Israel student nominated to UC Regents (tags)
Sadia Saifuddin, a UC Berkeley senior and a member of the MSA and Students for Justice in Palestine, Muslim Brotherhood front groups that regularly sponsor “Israel Apartheid Weeks,” was recently nominated to become the University of California student regent for the 2014-15 academic year.
Protest Sadia Saifuddin's nomination to UC Regents (tags)
Editors’ note: Sadia Saifuddin, a UC Berkeley senior and a member of the MSA and Students for Justice in Palestine, Muslim Brotherhood front groups that regularly sponsor “Israel Apartheid Weeks,” was recently nominated to become the University of California student regent for the 2014-15 academic year
SAN ONOFRE: ANATOMY OF A NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN (tags)
How the San Onofre nuclear power plant shut down, and why
California’s vigilante police justice: Trial by machine gun (tags)
In California, there is a new kind of justice. Forget the Sixth Amendment's right to trial. It no longer applies. Instead of an attorney, get a bullet-proof vest, Today's cops are armed with machine guns and innocence no longer matters.
Parallel Worlds: Water Management in Israel and California (tags)
Posted from Jerusalem by Kate Voss, UCCHM Water Policy Fellow. This is the second in a series of posts on our Water Diplomacy trip to Israel, Jordan and Palestine
To Feb 25 CA Hearing -Amnesty Intl: Proposed reforms will not alleviate the inhumanity... (tags)
Amnesty International has released a statement a few days before the California State Assembly Public Safety Committee hearing scheduled for 25 February. The hearing will review the reforms proposed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) for the Security Housing Units (SHUs) and hear testimony from prison advocates, lawyers and family members.
New anti-solitary confinement petition to CA Gov. Brown (tags)
Please sign the petition to California Governor Jerry Brown: Stop the abuse of solitary confinement in CA prisons!
Laura Chick Identified as Potential Player In Financial Scheme Known as CaliforniaALL (tags)
A former Los Angeles City Controller associated with the California Democratic Party is now embroiled in a controversy dealing with the alleged embezzlement of public funds through and by means of fraud
Sacramento Developer with Ties to UC Davis MIND Institute Embroiled in New Controversy (tags)
Sacramento real estate developer once accused of defrauding an Indian tribe out of millions of dollars while conspiring with the tribe's attorney (Howard Dickstein), is now embroiled in a separate controversy dealing with the alleged embezzlement of public funds
Berkeley's Free Speech Movement (tags)
Proposition 8, DoMA and the Supreme Court (tags)
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage passed by California voters in November 2008, and also the provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DoMA) that defines marriage under federal law as only between one man and one woman. But the current Right-wing Court is likely to uphold Prop. 8 as constitutional and leave the battle for marriage equality to state-by-state political and social campaigns.
California Safe Schools Receives 2012 WebMD Hero Award (tags)
Children's Environmental Health & Environmental Justice Champion Honored for Overcoming a Medical Challenge, and then Giving Back.
2012 Presidential Election & Cal Props Results (tags)
All elections confirm the class struggle that has preceded them and the 2012 presidential general election confirms the fact that there has not been much class struggle in this country. There has been some effort to bring this backward country into the fold of civilization with the placing of a repeal of the California death penalty, Prop 34, on the ballot by the voters, but as of 5 a.m., 11/7/12, it has 47% of the vote. The presidential election, with the re-election of the latest fascist war criminal in the White House with a bare 50.3% of the vote is no mandate and this termed out president is now a lame duck president. The 2016 presidential election begins today.
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE JUDY JOHNSON ACCUSED OF EMBEZZELING PUBLIC FUNDS (tags)
Johnson, female, black, is no stranger to financial schemes. For the past 8 years, she has been quietly serving as the president of an entity with the misleading name of California Consumer Protection Foundation AKA "CCPF"
California governor vetoes bills tied to individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act (tags)
California is proceeding with caution in fulfilling the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Gov. Jerry BrownJerry Brown vetoed Assembly bills 961 and 1461 last week to prevent unintended consequences of how the ACA could be changed depending on who will be in the White House after November.
Legitimizing Illegal Spying (tags)
Wilson Sonsini's Larry Sonsini Asked to Investigate US Ambassador to Japan John Roos (tags)
The request comes amidst revelations that in 2007-2008, OBAMA FOR AMERICA operatives John Roos and Mark Parnes of Wilson Sonsini participated in what appears to be a sophisticated financial scheme to misuse the California Bar Foundation and non-profit entity CaliforniaALL
Southern California Edison Refusal To Disclose Contributions Prompts Complaint to IRS (tags)
In a letter dated August 30, 2012, Edison (through their senior attorney Allan D. Johnson) informed me that they will not comply with the request. Edison wrote: “EIX and SCE are unaware of any authority that would obligate them to produce these documents to you.” Furthermore, Edison also wrote: “Neither EIX nor SCE plan to take any further action in response to your request.”
On San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) , Southern California Edison (tags)
In 2007, Jeffrey Bleich was a ready-to-wage-war attorney working for Ronald Leroy Olson at Munger Tolles & Olson who was dubbed by some media outlets as Superman.
US Socialist Stewart Alexander Leaves the PFP (tags)
I have met many wonderful and dedicated activists throughout my experience with the Peace and Freedom Party, and hope to maintain many of those friendships in the upcoming years. While my position with regard to this past weekend's PFP Convention may be unpopular, I feel obliged to express the motivation behind my resignation. My commitment to the Peace and Freedom Party extends as far as the Party's commitment to socialism.
Indybay Journalist Wins Payment and UCB Agreement to Change Policies, Train Officers (tags)
Independent Journalist David Morse Settles Lawsuit with University of California RegentsUniversity of California Agrees to Substantial Payment and to Change Its Policies and Procedures and Train Its Police
Over 2009 Improper Arrest, Imprisonment, and Seizure of Photographs
San Diego Marriage Equality Trial Delayed (tags)
A funny thing happened to the six remaining defendants in the Equality Nine case — members of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) who were arrested while demonstrating for marriage equality at the San Diego County Clerk’s office August 19, 2010 — on their way to a trial that was supposed to begin April 30. Judge Joan Weber, discovered that prosecutors had systematically excluded Queers from the jury pool, and she threw out the entire jury pool and decided that the case would have to start over September 18.
RICO Suit Filed Against Bet Tzedek Legal Services of Los Angeles (tags)
Using a law originally enacted to combat the mafia, a Marina Del Rey-based legal scholar recently took the rare step of suing "Bet Tzedek"
NRDC Propaganda Praises Pipeline Pat (tags)
Propaganda from the NRDC praises SNWA pipeline proponent General Manager Pat Mulroy for her brilliant plan to heist groundwater from under the Goshute Nation and deliver it to her developer friends like Mr. Harvey Whittemore, an early funder of the pipeline. In the process of depleting the aquifer an entire spring fed ecosystem with endemic spring snails will be destroyed, but hey, we need more suburban sprawl in the desert so Whittemore and Mulroy can have a nice retirement at all of our expense!
Archive Of Housing News by Lynda Carson: Struggle for Just Cause / Tenant's Rights (tags)
The battle over rent control, just cause eviction protections, tenant's rights and poverty issues are a never ending struggle.
Freedom Socialist Candidate for U.S. President tours California in April (tags)
Stephen Durham, who is vying for the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) nomination in the California June presidential primary, will campaign in the state from April 12 to May 2. He will speak at several public appearances in and around LA between April 20 and May 2.
Is Happiness History? (tags)
Colin Quinn was performing his brilliant one man show "Long Story Short" (directed by Jerry Seinfeld) to a sold-out crowd. In addition to nonstop laughs on historical topics, the show offered profound insights. I was particularly intrigued by Colin’s observation that (the pursuit of) “happiness” is part of Declaration of Independence, yet “no other country has made it their policy to cheer people up.” How ironic, I thought.
Socialists protest exclusion from California primary (tags)
When California Secretary of State Debra Bowen released the names of presidential candidates to be listed on the ballot for the June 5 state primary, she omitted two of four candidates submitted by the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) electoral coalition: Stephen Durham of the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) and Peta Lindsay of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL).
Contacts and Announcement for a regional, Southern California Post-Secondary Student gathering to organize protest against the defunding of our schools.
Gay Refugees in the U.S.: Becley Aigbuza risk deportation (tags)
Becley Aigbuza, a young Nigerian homosexual who lives in San Diego, risks being deported back to his homeland where he was raped and tortured. EveryOne Group is appealing to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and the Governor of California, Edmund Brown Jr.
On MLK Day, Dedicate Ourselves for the Final Struggle for Justice and Equality (tags)
–“Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere.” As we marked and remember the struggle and victories of Martin Luther King Jr. today, we in the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) do not only remember him in marches and rallies but in a tribute to dedicate ourselves for the final struggle for Filipino World War II Veterans and their survivors final struggle for justice and against racism and discrimination. The testament that the struggle of MLK is vibrantly alive is that a sizeable majority of California US Representatives co-sponsor the equity bill for Filipino WW II vets, came from the Black Caucus . They are the worthy followers of MLK. Most famous of them of them is Rep. Lewis of Georgia who marched with MLK during the civil rights movement.
Health Care for the 99% (tags)
Activists march for healthcare reform with mock funeral procession, representing those who died from insurance denials.
Tony Rackauckas and the Corrupt Bargain: Money, Sex, Corruption and Violence (tags)
Orange County has become the seat of corruption as deals between criminals and officials allow violent offenders to continue their reign of terror in a county where justice is lacking.
Election 2012- Former Green Governor Candidate Endorses Stewart Alexander for President (tags)
Deacon Alexander has agreed to assist Alexander’s presidential campaign in Los Angeles and throughout California. Alexander’s campaign is presently seeking volunteers who are ready to help build a left progressive movement for working people. Stewart Alexander says, “I am glad to have the ‘Deacon’ on board.”
US Higher Education in Crisis (tags)
National Human Rights Conference Comes to Los Angeles (tags)
Conference Moved from GA in Solidarity with Just Immigration Policies
Occupy the courts! (tags)
Expand the #OWS movement to include Occupy the courts!
SNWA Scare Tactics Attempt to Coerce Vegas Ratepayers into Supporting Pipeline (tags)
The proposed SNWA pipeline is running into additional obstacles, Gen. Manager Mulroy's claims of drought on the Colorado and threats by terrorists are exposed as fear-mongering methods to scare the people of Las Vegas into paying for this $15 billion dollar pipeline that would mostly benefit developers such as Coyote Spring's Harvey Whittemore, who would make $30 billion from an additional 100,000 homes.
Finally a 10th Amendment lawsuit on medical marijuana!!!! (tags)
Medical marijuana advocates sue prosecutors over crackdown
Obama’s Justice Department Declares War on Medical Pot (tags)
The federal government recently escalated its war against medical marijuana. In San Diego and other southern California counties, instead of targeting medical marijuana dispensaries themselves, they are threatening the dispensaries' landlords with having their properties seized if they continue to rent to the dispensaries. They are also threatening publications like "Kush" and "Nug" aimed at the market for medical marijuana. This is yet another about-face for the Obama administration from its former assurances that they would leave medical marijuana dispensaries alone if they complied with state law.
Torture Is Unacceptable ? Step Up the Struggle to Stop It! (tags)
why we should all intensify our efforts to expose and defeat the repressive policies of the california department of corrections.
Socialist Party Taps Stewart Alexander for President (tags)
Alexander, who prides himself on his working-class background, maintains that the Socialist Party historically has been ?the true representative of the Left,? a point he hopes to drive home not only to disillusioned progressives, but to millions of working-class and poor Americans who have been mercilessly pummeled during the current economic crisis ? a near-catastrophic downturn caused almost entirely by the recklessness and avarice of those on Wall Street and their overt enablers in the nation?s capital, Democrats and Republicans alike.
Palestinians Protest Israeli Prison Hell (tags)
Troy Davis Denied Clemency; Nazi USA Continues to Promote Death Penalty (tags)
Troy Davis was denied clemency. Nazi USA, led by the twin parties of the death penalty, war and fascism, the Democrat-Republicans, continues to promote the death penalty. We have a black president and black attorney general, supporters of the death penalty, who could easily get a federal injunction on the basis of civil rights violations but have done nothing. Amnesty International is asking everyone to sign their latest petition to the Georgia District Attorney, who could stop the Sept 21, 2011, 7 p.m. execution of an innocent man, another lynching in the backward USA that is now among a minority of nations that still has the death penalty.
Five Minutes of Geography ? (tags)
The late Lenny Bruce once joked that the radical Right's fears about ? shock! ? sex education in the public schools were unfounded because schoolkids weren't going to come home and tell their parents, "Today at school we learned five minutes of geography and ten minutes of cocksucking." The modern-day radical Right's campaign to get rid of SB 48, a bill recently passed by the California legislature to require middle and high schools to teach the role and contributions of Queer Americans (along with Pacific Islanders and people with disabilities), is driven by a similar paranoia and a disbelief that there even are such things as Queer people ? and so far the Queer community's response to the attack on SB 48 is all too faithfully copied from the losing campaign against Proposition 8: a "coalition" made up mostly of straight people and a whiny argument about how we supposedly need "role models" to keep from drinking, drugging or suiciding.
Robina Suwol of CA Safe Schools Nominated for 2011 Hero Award (tags)
The Jewish Community Heroes campaign organized by The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) celebrates the selflessness and courage of those who put others before themselves
The Irvine 11 (tags)
Petition to Allow Online Voter Registration in CA, Please Sign and Share! (tags)
Take action to support online voter registration! Online voter registration is key to removing barriers to casting a ballot and allowing hundreds of thousands of new voters to exercise their fundamental democratic rights at the polls.
SHOWDOWN IN LONG BEACH CONTINUES ? 14 and 17 Felonies for Co-defendants in medical marijua (tags)
In the continuing attack against medical marijuana collectives in California, DA Cooley refuses to drop charges against humanitarian and cannabis crusader Joe Grumbine. Joe Grumbine has rejected a felony deal that would force him to sign a paper agreeing that he is a criminal for operating a medical marijuana collective as allowed under sb420, California?s medical marijuana program act. Joe Byron offered to accept a plea if the government hacks would drop charges against Grumbine and allow them to operate legally as allowed under prop 215 and sb420.
Medical Marijuana defendants face 7 years in prison - Trial set to start (tags)
Joe Grumbine and Joe Byron have been offered a two felony deal with no jail time if they plead guilty. Both have refused, insisting that their medical marijuana collective activities are legal under state law. Medical Marijuana is an affirmative defense meaning the defendants must prove their innocence similarly to a self defense level of proof. This gives tremendous power to California judges who can ensure a guilty plea by denying a medical defense. Judge Charles Sheldon, Dept. K has already declared that he will not allow a jury to hear the truth, he will not allow patients to testify or expert witnesses on California medical marijuana issues. If they are convicted, both face up to 7 years in state prison.
California Prison Crisis Sparks Statewide Hunger Strike --interview w/ Critical Resistance (tags)
We discuss the recent statewide hunger strike initiated by prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison. The strike is put in context, alongside a statewide grassroots movement calling for cuts in prison spending to address California?s budget crisis, and a recent US Supreme Court ruling that calls for the reduction of California state prisoners by at least 30,000, in response to overcrowding.
The Long and Winding Road of Marriage Equality Litigation (tags)
Seeking social change through litigation is not for the faint-hearted ? or the impatient. At the July 28 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, attorney Jason Molnar of the Southern Poverty Law Center talked about the history of marriage equality litigation and brought two flow charts showing the twisted route it's already taken through the courts ? and it's likely to get even more twisted before the U.S. Supreme Court rules one way or the other.
ACLU of California: Sign the Petition: Bring Back Balance (tags)
Please sign this one from the ACLU on sentencing reform! We should be spending money on more constructive things than on locking up non-violent, low level offenders! Thank you!
National Organizing Committee discussion, sponsored by Peace and Freedom Party of Californ (tags)
Please join us for discussion of a united alternative to represent working people in our own government
Will Jerry Brown Close Pelican Bay Prison? (tags)
Democratic Governor Jerry Brown is under a federal mandate to release thousands of prisoners from California's overcrowded concentration camp-prisons. Abolishing the entire prison-punishment system and the death penalty would be best, replacing it with job training for decent-paying jobs in one year for those under 50 and lifetime good pensions for those over 50. He could start by closing Pelican Bay Prison, a vicious hellhole that would make Hitler proud.
Back to the Ballot - Queer Activists Debate Whether to Seek Repeal of Prop. 8 (tags)
With the court challenge to Proposition 8, California?s voter-approved ban on legal recognition of same-sex marriages, mired in potential legal wrangling that could take years to resolve, Equality California (EQCA) revived their plans to take the issue back to voters and seek an initiative to repeal Prop. 8. But the 70 or so activists at the EQCA town-hall meeting in San Diego June 3 split over whether that?s a good strategy ? or whether EQCA, primarily a lobbying organization, is the right group to run such a campaign.
Israel Divestment Campaign Marks First Milestone on the anniversary of Al Naksa (tags)
Invitation to sign the petition
U.S. Election 2012: Alexander Proposing "A Better Deal" for Economic Recovery (tags)
To achieve his vision to create good paying jobs and establishing a viable economy, Alexander is hoping to receive the Presidential Nominations for the Socialist Party USA, the Green Party USA and the Peace and Freedom Party-California. Presently, Stewart Alexander is the only presidential candidate that has openly challenged President Obama from the Left.
BTL:Ousted President Zelaya Returns to Honduras as Repression Continues (tags)
Interview with Dana Frank, professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz , conducted by Scott Harris
Filipino WW II Vets/Widows Ask for Apology from Obama and US Congress (tags)
A day after the Memorial Day marked by flags and parades, Filipino WW II vets and widows vow to demand a formal public apology from President Barack Obama and the US Congress for 65 years of abandonment, racial discrimination and injustice. ?We deserve full recognition and full compensation. But the wounds of long years of humiliation as second-class American veterans will never completely heal until the US government asks for apology,? says Felino Punsalan, who celebrates 93rd birthday today, without any lump-sum, much less monthly pension, nor any signs that he would be recognized soon as an American veteran. Vets and their families ask California Assemblywoman Fiona Ma to introduce a separate bill demanding for apology. Ma previously sponsored bills supporting HR 210, ?The Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2011,? and the inclusion of the Filipino WW vets in the social studies curriculum of schools in California.
FBI Director Robert Mueller Must Go! (tags)
Public corruption has reached a level never seen for a century. Corruption of the justice system in Los Angeles County and beyond is at the core of the current financial crisis. Unless corruption of the justice system is addressed, economic development and civil society conditions are unlikely to improve.
Racketeering complaint against David Pasternak and the Los Angeles Superior Court posted b (tags)
?Rampart?, the movie, starring Steve Buscemi, Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, and Ice Cube, is expected to be release soon. ?Under conditions of the justice system of the United States today, a Hollywood movie is the best chance to finally get the Rampart-FIPs released. It is a Human Rights disaster of historic proportions. International scrutiny of the US justice system is urgently needed.?
"Dead Woman Walking" Series Makes a Powerful Statement (tags)
Women in California have found that the courts and government make it easy for batterers to end their victims? lives. Victims are demanding change
California Safe Schools & LA Unified Celebrate Twelve Years of Protecting Student Health (tags)
Reformed Pesticide Policy Becomes National & International Model for Schools & Communities
Lomas v Bank of America - Fraud and Extortion continue in the California Court of Appeal, (tags)
The case in the Los Angeles Superior Court, where proceedings were secretly noted as "off of the record", was opined as Fraud and Extortion by Bank of America in collusion with Judge Peter Meeka and Clerk John A Clarke. The California Court of Appeal, 2nd District, appears ready, willing, and able to follow suit in conducting a pretense appeal.
U.S. Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Reach out to Prisoner’s Families (tags)
Alexander also notes “Three Strikes” Laws are a violation against the human rights of hundreds of thousands of 3 Strikers and their families. “Across America, thousands of 3 Strikers are serving life sentences after committing minor offences. The punishment should fit the crime to allow these inmates to resume their live with their families.”
Bribing of state and US judges by Bank of America must be a serious concern! (tags)
California Judge Peter Meeka Refuses to Disclose Financial Benefits to Him by Bank of America, Accord Due Process ____ Bribing of state and US judges by Bank of America must be a serious concern.
MOTHERS MARCH FOR EVERYONE’S SURVIVAL (tags)
Marking the100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, the 2nd Annual Mothers March For Everyone’s Survival End Budget Cuts, Poverty, Discrimination, War & Other Violence, took place on Saturday, March 12, in Los Angeles.
Join Robina Suwol, Founder of California Safe Schools at Earth Day Festival (tags)
Carson Eartth Day Festival Friday, April 15th 3:00-6:00pm Dolphin Park
BofA and its President Brian Moynihan - Public Corruption and Racketeering in Lomas v BofA (tags)
Ongoing tolerance of racketeering by Bank of America makes mockery of laws established by the US Congress in effort to restore the integrity of US financial systems. Real estate and financial institutions fraud under the guise of court actions in the Los Angeles Superior Court goes back for over a decade - a hallmark of the LA-JR (alleged Los Angeles Judiciary Racket).
Sandor Samuels is asked to stop fraud against California homeowner (tags)
Bet Tzedek - The House of Justice - President Sandor Samuels is asked to help in stopping fraud by Bank of America against a homeowner in the Los Angeles Superior Court ____ As Chief Legal Counsel of Countrywide and Associate General Counsel of Bank of America Sandor Samuels was integral to one of the largest frauds in the history of mankind - against the US taxpayers, against shareholders, and against homeowners from coast to coast. More recently he expressed his commitment to "repairing the world".
California Judge Meeka is asked to declare benefits from BofA (tags)
Lomas v BofA (KC059379) – California Judge Peter Meeka is Requested to Restore Due Process, Declare Any Financial Benefits to Him by BofA ____ The case is opined as Fraud on the Court through collusion of BofA, California Judge Peter Meeka, and Clerk of the Court John A Clarke.
U.S. Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Leans Far Left for White House Cabinet Picks (tags)
Labor Candidate Stewart Alexander has announced that he will seek the U.S. Presidential Nomination for the Socialist Party USA, the Peace and Freedom Party- California, and the Green Party USA. Alexander is also seeking support from the Freedom Socialist Party, the Liberty Union Party- Vermont and the support from working people from across the nation.
Clean Air, Healthy Communities Citizens Hearing (tags)
Health, science and academic experts and private citizens defend clean air
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.”
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.
Slovak Artist Igi Brezo Gives Major Artwork for Auction to Help Abused Children's Home (tags)
Internationally acclaimed abstract painter, Igi Brezo, donates major painting valued at 12,000 USD for The Agape Refuge Home in Pasadena for Gala Benefit and Auction
WHO SAYS AMERICAN INDEPENDENT VOTERS R INTERESTED IN DESTROYING UNIONS & THEIR FAMILIES ? (tags)
& IRAN WANTS 2 CONTINUE PUNISHING our 2 FELLOW Innocent little American Backpack Hikers WITH PRISON TIME 2 PUNISH THESE SELFISH U.S. ELITE$ ??
CCMS – California courts’ new case management system – ongoing concerns of serious Human R (tags)
CCMS – California courts’ new case management system – ongoing concerns of serious Human Rights violations
Feb 22 Cal Solidarity Rallies with Wisconsin Labor; General Strike Call in Wisconsin (tags)
The general strike is the only effective weapon labor has to put an end to the capitalist profit motive that is the cause of all our grief. Michael Moore reports that LABOR IN WISCONSIN IS PREPARING FOR A GENERAL STRIKE! California has several solidarity rallies planned for Feb 22.
Curtis Dixon: The Art of the Leather Bootblack (tags)
The Leather community has a lot of folkways non-Leather people are often baffled by, and one of them is the importance of the bootblack. Curtis Dixon has been bootblacking for almost a quarter of a century and has won several major honors in the craft. In this interview, celebrating the upcoming San Diego Leather Pride events in March as well as the California Leather SIR/boy contest in San Diego in May, Curtis talks about what bootblacking means to the Leather community as a whole and its importance to him personally
Redistricting, Open Primaries and the Challenges for Democrats (tags)
At the January 27 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, Jess Durfee, chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party and former president of the club, explained the challenges the party faces as the citizens’ redistricting commission begins work on redrawing legislative lines for the 2012 election and beyond. He also talked about California’s new open primary law, which also goes into effect in 2012 and allows members of any political party, or of no party at all, to vote in primary races, with the two top finishers from the primary running against each other in the general election even if they’re from the same political party. California’s Democratic leadership opposed both these changes, but Durfee’s presentation focused on making them work and protecting the party’s interests in this new electoral environment.
Los Angeles School District works with ACLU to deny teachers’ seniority rights (tags)
On January 21, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Highberger stripped teachers employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) of certain seniority rights, allegedly to stanch the loss of young, quality teachers at inner-city schools. If the order is upheld on appeal, the LAUSD can lay off higher paid veteran teachers without regard to their years of service, in violation of collective bargaining provisions that have been in effect for decades. At the same time, there are more than a dozen billionaires living in Los Angeles, and dozens more who measure their wealth by the hundreds of millions.
Rabbi Susan Leider Joined Call-Stay the Execution of Kevin Cooper, Stop CA Death Penalty (tags)
Given the widespread corruption of the California government, religious leaders have been asked to spearhead the call for corrective actions.
Los Angeles Superior Court - Widespread Corruption and Refusal of US DOJ to Take Action (tags)
The Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, is the largest county court in the United States, with over 400 judges, serving the most populous county in the United States, with over 10 million residents. Official, expert, and media reports have documented widespread corruption of the court for over a decade, and consistent refusal of the US government to take action.
Alleged of Criminality by BofA and Misconduct in the State and US Courts -Robber Baron Era (tags)
Alleged of Criminality by Bank of America [NYSE:BAC], Misconduct in the State and US Courts, and Muzzled US Media Amount to a Robber Baron Revival Era.
Surgeon v LA County - Opined as elaborate Fraud on the California Courts (tags)
The case is of the highest public policy significance. It reflects the conduct in concert of the California Government of all branches in a manner that undermines the prospect of honest court services in Los Angeles County, California, for years to come.
U.S. Election 2012: Stewart Alexander to Seek PFP Presidential Nomination (tags)
Approaching 2012, Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander is hoping to gain support from five political parties that he says will be crucial to his campaign to become president; the Peace and Freedom Party- California, Socialist Party USA, the Green Party of the United States, the Freedom Socialist Party, and the Liberty Union Party- Vermont.
Threat by US Marshals Following Request for Correction of False Docket, US Court, CA (tags)
In both threats the US Deputy Marshal Darcy Smith was employed to suppress claims of judicial corruption at the US District Court, Southern District of Californina.
Pinoy Harvard grad facing deportation released (tags)
A Filipino Harvard graduate detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for allegedly being an illegal immigrant has been released. In a phone interview with ABS-CBN North America News Bureau, ICE said they granted a "deferred action" to Mark Farrales for one year to afford him "additional time to pursue his options." Farrales, 31, was detained at the Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster, California last October. Farrales's supporters in the Filipino-American community were happy about his release.
Dr William S Epps, Second Baptist Church, LA, Endorsed the Petition - End Death Penalty (tags)
Given the widespread corruption of the State of California justice system, religious leaders were asked to call upon the Governor of California to initiate corrective actions.
Archbishop Jose Gomez is Asked to Endorse the Petition to End the Death Penalty in CA (tags)
Under conditions that today prevail in the justice system in Los Angeles County and California, it is inconceivable to continue with executions. California Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger should stop the execution of Kevin Cooper and impose a moratorium on the death penalty in California.
UCLA Hillel's Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller: Stay Kevin Cooper's Execution! (tags)
Under conditions that today prevail in the justice system in Los Angeles County and California, it is inconceivable to continue with executions. California Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger should stop the execution of Kevin Cooper and impose a moratorium on the death penalty in California.
UCLA Hillel's Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller: Stop Kevin Cooper's Execution (tags)
Under conditions that today prevail in the justice system in Los Angeles County and California, it is inconceivable to continue with executions.
Over 100 San Diegans Demonstrate for Marriage Equality on Eve of Court Hearing (tags)
Over 100 San Diego supporters of marriage equality took to the streets in Hillcrest Saturday, December 4 as part of a statewide mobilization, "Unite to Make It Right," two days before the scheduled Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on the legal challenge to Proposition 8, which banned legal recognition of same-sex marriage in California. The event consisted of two rallies and a march in between, and speakers called for more militant activism and more aggressive challenges aimed at President Obama and other elected officials who have talked the talk of Queer equality but have done little or nothing to bring it about.
Human Rights Alert (NGO): US *** Stars*** and Most Read Records on the Scribd Site (tags)
Human Rights Alert (NGO) and Joseph Zernik, PhD, marked the 200,000th read on the Scribd site, launched in January 2010, by releasing the list of best read documents and most read subjects.
“Corruption of the courts and the legal profession” in California – Questions and Response (tags)
Protesting and rebuking corruption of the courts was central to the teachings of the Hebrew prophets, and part of what made them universally admired.
U.S. Election 2012: Defending Education, Capitalism has Failed Our Kids (tags)
Stewart Alexander says students can only enforce their demands and stop the tuition hikes by demanding radical change. “For the present, students must hold President Obama accountable. Students must also defect from the Democrats, Republicans and rightwing political candidates in 2012 and support progressive political parties and candidates; such as candidates representing the Socialist Party (SPUSA) and Green Party candidates in 2012.”
Oscar Grant’s Justice Is Our Justice (tags)
Every day we wake up, drink our coffee and send our children off to school without speaking out against or standing up for racial injustice and police brutality, we are accepting and paying for those inequalities.
ELECTION DAY Vote Yes on 19, 21, 24, 25, Peace & Freedom or Green (tags)
RUN TO YOUR POLLING PLACE RIGHT NOW AND VOTE. Do not delay until the end of the day when you might forget or something might keep you from your polling place until after it is closed. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU VOTE. If you voted on an absentee ballot but have not mailed it, WALK IT TO ANY POLLING PLACE IN YOUR COUNTY OR YOUR COUNTY REGISTRAR; do not mail it. THE ONLY POLL THAT COUNTS IS THE ELECTION.
Foreclosure: Banks Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Obey the Law (tags)
Banks may not use terms like "vig" or "nut", but they are foreclosing as zealously as loan sharks. They're throwing innocent tenants out of their houses in the process. What can you do about it?
Sarah Davis: Midwife, Alternative Health Advocate, Activist (tags)
Sarah Davis got into midwifery as a career when she was writing a college paper on midwives in the African-American community — and was startled that midwifery wasn't just an historical relic but a living cultural and health-care tradition. She practices out of a birth center in Chula Vista and finds being a midwife by profession fits in with also being an alternative health advocate and a Left political activist convinced that Western medicine in general, and its treatment of pregnancy in particular, systematically disempowers women.
Lawless Spying in America to Obstruct First Amendment Freedoms (tags)
California Congresswoman Maxine Waters (tags)
California Congresswoman Maxine Waters speaks out concerning the war in Iraq, and how President Bush and his friends were trying to "take over the world".
UC Regent Richard Blum Personally Profiting Off UC Pension Money-Exposed In New Report (tags)
Peter Byrne in a presentation reports on the systemic criminal conflicts of interest of UC Regent Richard Blum in manipulating the UC Pension fund to benefit himself personally
WALL STREET ~ BANKERS TARP BAILOUT TAX $$ COMING BACK 2 CA IN MEG WHITMANS MEDIA BUY$ ?? (tags)
HAS MEG WHITMAN CO~MINGLED TARP BAILOUT TAXPAYERS $$ IN HER CAMPAIGN ???
Jerry Brown Widens the Chasm Between Labor and the Democratic Party (tags)
With the November elections rapidly approaching, most Americans are unimpressed and uninvolved, having concluded that elections have changed little in their struggling lives, despite all the promises of politicians.
Environmental Justice Groups’ Concern Continue As Carson-Gore School Opens (tags)
Parent Exposed to Toxic Vapors from Nearby Oil Operations
A $10 billion soluton to a 10 cent drug war problem (tags)
Of course the simple solution to this problem is to legalize marijuana. Don't expect Sheriff Baca to do that. He wants to keep the drug war which is a jobs program for highly paid cops to arrest marijuana smokers. Hey cops always come up with these $10 billion solutions to 10 cent problems. But don't call the cops idiots. They are the ones that will get to keep the $10 billion they steal from us to pay for the mess they want to create.
BANTAY PILIPINAS FORMED IN CALIFORNIA (tags)
The Manila based BANTAY PILIPINAS, a cybernet group that advocated for free, clean and honest elections in the Philippines last May 10 presidential elections - formed the Steering Committee of its LA project last August 29, 2010. In a collective decision to continue the tasks of BANTAY PILIPINAS not only as an election watch dog but also as the premier advocate of good governance and anti graft and corruption campaign in the Philippines - individuals and groups banded together and formed a steering committee in Los Angeles
Zenger’s Newsmagazine Editorial on Proposition 8 Decision (tags)
Written before the most recent development in the federal case challenging Proposition 8 — the good-news, bad-news decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to delay same-sex marriages in California until at least December, but also to consider the all-important issue of whether the supporters of Proposition 8 even have legal standing to appeal — this editorial from the summer 2010 print edition of Zenger's Newsmagazine shows what a roller-coaster this issue has been and how the Queer community needs to be militant and ready for a long-term battle for full equality before the law, including marriage rights.
Pro Bono/Low Cost Representation to the Needy Does NOT Exist in Orange County (tags)
In one Southern California County, low cost or pro bono services from the legal community simply don't exist.
AP: California candidates support 'Green New Deal' (tags)
Green Party candidates for statewide office come out in support of fiscally responsible policies that emphasize job creation, environmental protection, and social justice.
Court ruling online: Gay & Interracial Marriage Issues the Same (tags)
The Court ruling at https://ecf.cand.uscourts.gov/cand/09cv2292/files/09cv2292-ORDER.pdf is a history lesson that makes it clear that the fight over gay marriage is the same as the fight over interracial marriage and that religion has no place in our secular Constitution. In 1948, California legalized interracial marriage; in 1967 the US Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage. The hysteria over children and preserving marriage was the same for interracial marriage as it is for gay marriage. The backers of Proposition 8 are clearly religious idiots trying to turn back the clock of history. Judge Walker's stay of his own ruling pending appeal should be lifted immediately so gay marriages can proceed in California immediately.
“Earth Is for People, Not for Corporations” (tags)
Election fraud expert Steven Freeman headlined “Earth Is for People, Not for Corporations” at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood July 1. The event featured a wide variety of anti-corporate presentations and showed the role of corporations in promoting and profiting from every current social evil, from war to the exploitation of immigrants and denial of the reality of climate change. It also exposed the role of corporate media and discussed ways people can challenge it.
CA Candidate Leonard James Martin Commends Tesla for not Building at Downey Toxic Dump Sit (tags)
Candidate Leonard J. Martin has commended the decision of Tesla Motors Inc. not to build a green electric assembly plant at the contaminated toxic dump site in Downey, California. He also called for an investigation of sickness by Los Angeles County Of Education employees LACOE whose offices are located next to the site.
California Governor’s Race: Democrats, Republicans and Socialists Take on Meg Whitman (tags)
Last month, Goldman Sachs was hit with fraud and corruption charges by the SEC and top board members of the Wall Street financial giant had to testify before Congress. Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner has been exposing Whitman’s ties to Goldman Sachs while many Democrats, unions, labor groups and concerned citizens are demanding that Whitman share her involvement in the Goldman Sachs scandal; Whitman has remained silent.
Governor Candidate Alexander: Meg Whitman’s Tax Plan Puts Wall Street First (tags)
Presently, California has a $22 billion budget deficit and Alexander says Whitman’s fiscal road map will rob the state of needed revenues and would result in cuts to essential state programs and services such as education, health care, public safety, transportation and infrastructure. “Voters need to understand that Whitman’s plan will only benefit the wealthy and super rich; it’s a plan that will offer little or no benefits for working people.”
Governor Candidate Alexander: Whitman’s Tax Plan will Doom California Budget (tags)
Presently, California has a $22 billion budget deficit and Alexander says Whitman’s fiscal road map will rob the state of needed revenues and would result in cuts to essential state programs and services such as education, health care, public safety, transportation and infrastructure. “Voters need to understand that Whitman’s plan will only benefit the wealthy and super rich; it’s a plan that will offer little or no benefits to working people.”
Thirteen Reasons To Vote No on Prop 14/Top Two in June CA Primary (tags)
Prop 14 would be bad for democracy and government in California
Richard I. Fine's Judicial Lynching (tags)
Targeting lawyers who challenge power
Robina Suwol of CA. Safe Schools, Local Hero Nominee for Heart of Green Award (tags)
Heart of Green Award 26 Real People Making a Real Difference
Californians Pretending to be Homeless (tags)
Bumrise (www-bumrise.com), the role-playing game where gamers play as a homeless beggar and roam the streets of New York looking for trash, collecting bottles and picking fights- is most successful in California. Especially in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the game has literally thousands of visitors and registered users.
Queer Democrats’ Surprising Lieutenant Governor Endorsement (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club made a surprising choice in the June 8 Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom became a nationwide hero to the Queer community in February 2004 when he unilaterally ordered city officials to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but the club rejected him in favor of Los Angeles City Councilmember Janice Hahn. Members’ concerns about Newsom included his less than progressive stands on economic issues, his notoriously messy personal life, his potentially rocky relationship with presumed Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown, and the risks of going into a statewide election with two white men at the top of the ticket against likely Republican nominees Meg Whitman for governor and Abel Maldonado for lieutenant governor.
Governor Candidate Alexander: California Governor’s Seat Could Cost $200 Million (tags)
Republican billionaire Meg Whitman has stated that she will spend up to $150 million of her own money to be governor and Republican Steve Poizner wrote a $15 million check as down payment on the governor’s office. The un-contended Democrat, Attorney General Jerry Brown is hoping to challenge Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner with the backing of casinos, unions and third party committees.
David Root Writes Stewart Alexander for California Governor (tags)
David Root Writes Stewart Alexander for California Governor
2010 Philippine Election Campaign Heats Up in the US (tags)
Supporters of different presidential candidates stepped up their campaign of support for their respective presidential candidates in the United States as the formal campaign period started in the Philippines on March 7. -- In Southern California, Villar supporters led by the Pimentel group known as TROPANG VILLAR are also held their fundraiser in Duarte, California last Friday, March 5. They were supported by Filipino and American realtors and relatives of Villar in the Los Angeles area. They were heartened by the latest news that Villar is on a statistical tie with Aquino according to latest survey results.
AJLPP SUPPORTS DAY OF ACTION: TO THE STREETS! WALK-OUT! (tags)
The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) militantly support the state wide-day of action to defend education against drastic budget cuts and attacks against the people. The AJLPP expresses that the California-wide mass action has turned into a nationwide action with other states following the way the people of California are rising up agains the imposition of the corporate lords and greedy bureaucrats like Arnold.
Coyote Grace CD Release of "Buck Naked" (tags)
Coyote Grace returns to The Mint for their long awaited release of their fourth album "Buck Naked". Featuring the quirkier side of Coyote Grace, this album reveals their more unusual, controversial, and activist sides. Based in Sonoma County, Coyote Grace is transman and guitarist Joe Stevens, upright bassist Ingrid Elizabeth, and the pair will be joined by their favorite multi-instrumentalist Michaell Connolly from Seattle.
Candidate Stewart Alexander: Meg Whitman’s Position on Immigration is Racist (tags)
Republican candidate Meg Whitman is proposing tighter border enforcement and prosecuting illegal aliens. Stewart Alexander, a PFP Candidate for California Governor, says “Whitman’s position on immigration is racist and discriminates against Mexican-Americans.”
DOES OUR U.S.CONGRESS REMEMBER A WEALTHY ELITE AMERICAN MURDERER NAMED JOHN E. DUPONT ??? (tags)
.HOW OUR U.S.SUPREME COURT AND U.S.CONGRESS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET AWAY WITH ALLOWING WEALTHY AMERICANS WHO MURDER TO NOT BE GIVEN A DEATH PENALTY SENTENCE LIKE ALL OUR POOR AMERICANS RECEIVE IS .....???
JOHN E.DUPONT MIGHT HAVE A FEW WORDS FOR TROY DAVIS & MUMIA ABU-JAMAL ON U.S.DEATH PENALTY (tags)
SINCE OUR 5 CONSERVATIVE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICES HAVE TAKEN IT UPON THEMSELVES TO RECENTLY APPROVE OF FUTURE UNLIMITED MONIES NOW BEING ABLE TO BE USED IN AMERICAN ELECTIONS,WE PLEAD WITH THE VATICAN TO PLEASE HELP FINANCE $$$ FOR FUTURE POLITICAL CANIDATES WHO WILL HELP CORRECT OUR SELECTIVE DEATH PENALTY HORROR THAT ONLY IS BEING INFLICTED ON OUR POOR AMERICANS ....
DEATH PENALTY IN AMERICA WAS ONLY DESIGNED 2 EXECUTE POOR & U.S. SUPREME COURT KNOWS IT~ (tags)
SCARY HOW THIS U.S.SUPREME COURT IS WELL AWARE OF THE EASE OF THE POSSIBILITIES OF WRONGFUL EXECUTIONS CONTINUING IN THE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AND REALLY SHOW NO APPARENT SINCERE INTEREST OF CONCERN ???
California Governor Candidate Stewart Alexander Receives SPUSA Endorsement (tags)
After running as the 2008 Vice Presidential Nominee for Socialist Party USA, Stewart Alexander has now received the endorsement of SPUSA to run as a candidate for California Governor on the ticket of the Peace and Freedom Party.
Green Party of California 20th Anniversary Celebration, Feb. 6 (tags)
EVENT REMINDER SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6th: Green Party of California 20th Anniversary Celebration http://www.cagreens.org/action/Anniversary.2010.php Green Party of California: 1990 to the present Celebrate Green History • Look Ahead • Green Politics • Fun Saturday, February 6, 2010 • 12pm to 9pm
The Recession Is Over, the Depression Just Beginning (tags)
America's economy is dire and worsening
1ST HEARING FOR OSCAR GRANT/MEHSERLE MURDER TRIAL (tags)
The first hearing of the Mehserle murder trial in Southern California took place on Friday January 8, 2010. The 7am gathering and press conference in front of the L.A. Superior Court Building was in many ways a meet-and-greet between the newly formed LA Coalition For Justice for Oscar Grant and representatives from Oakland.
EPCC: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s last address- Lot of Hot Air (tags)
For the Echo Park Community Coalition, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s last address to the California legislature are just a lot of hot air. The governator’s call to “overhaul the funding system for state prisons and higher education, approve a jobs creation package and seek more money from Washington, even as he attacked the national healthcare plan”, is just another lip service for actor’s grandstanding before he exits.”
AUDIO: Voting underway for 2,300 Kaiser professionals to quit SEIU and join NUHW (tags)
Election includes 900 registered nurses at Kaiser's largest L.A.-area hospital and 1,400 professionals across Southern California
California Socialist Party USA Endorses March 4th to Defend Education (tags)
Members of Socialist Party USA will be joining students and demonstrations nationwide on March 4th to defend education and to support the rights of students and working people.
Checkpoints Violate the Fourth Amendment and Normalize the Police State (tags)
For all the controversy surrounding so-called “DUI checkpoints,” many of the commentators are missing the mark entirely. Checkpoints violate our right to freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, a fundamental freedom guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights.
Join the E-March to Protect Public Education Funding (tags)
The State is cutting education funding. Take this simple action to send the Governor a message.
Join Robina Suwol, Founder of CA Safe Schools (tags)
Children’s Environmental Health & Justice Champion Speaking at Green California Schools Summit & Exposition
Calif. Governor Candidate Alexander Proposing Free Online University Degrees (tags)
While running as the Peace and Freedom Party’s candidate for California Lieutenant Governor in 2006, Alexander’s platform supported free education through university level. Alexander says this is still achievable through online educational studies. Alexander believes that online studies will drive the cost down for the state, will offer all students the opportunity to receive a free education, and students will be able to obtain a Bachelor or Master degree in almost any discipline.
New Study Shows Ten States Face Fiscal Crisis (tags)
Crises in states worsen
The Neolbieral Restructuring of California State Government (tags)
state budget cuts, the imposition of fee increases at post-K-12 educational institutions and the prospect of the passage of a water bond in November 2010 foreshadow the successful imposition of the neoliberal model on California
Solidarity with the UC Student Protests; Education is our right! (tags)
As democratic socialists, Socialist Party USA stands in solidarity with the student protests. We encourage all students, especially those at publicly-funded universities, to draw inspiration from the UC protests. Democratic socialism advances our just demands that everything that make us human be guaranteed. Food, employment, healthcare, housing and education are our social rights. Now is the time to demand them.
CALIFORNIA STUDENTS FIGHT BACK (tags)
“ TO REBEL IS JUSTIFIED” The Alliance-Philippines or AJLPP based in the United States militantly condemns the unwanted police violence against UC students in different UC campuses. We –in the AJLPP ,again reiterate wholeheartedly supports the California-wide walk-out of students and is militantly in solidarity with the stud entry and campus academic and working people in rising up against unjust budget-cuts and tuition fee hikes recently imposed by the UC Board of regents. The Alliance also congratulates the militant action of the UCLA students who defied police brutality and violence. They acted and occupied the Chancellors Office after they decided to increase the student’s fees by 32% or more than $ 2,000 next fall.
MIDDLE~CLASS & WORKING POOR AMERICANS TAXES ARE BEING USED TO SUPPORT U.S. BILLIONAIRES (tags)
PRESIDENT OBAMA ~ TAX EXEMPT U.S. FOUNDATIONS OF OUR AMERICAN WEALTHY ELITE HAVE BECOME TAX EVASION FOUNDATIONS THAT NEED NEW FEDERAL GUIDLINES....
PFP Gubernatorial Candidate Alexander Condemns UC Tuition Hikes (tags)
Stewart Alexander says, “It is time for students to revolt, not by laying in the streets and not by organizing student demonstrations chanting ‘Shame on you!’ It must be a revolt using voter registration cards and making a change in the voting booth; this will be the only student action that the Democrats and Republicans will understand.”
PFP Candidate Alexander Propose Releasing 50,000 California Inmates (tags)
Alexander says the most efficient means to deal with California’s over crowded prisons would require state lawmakers abolishing the Three-Strikes Law and remanding more than 30,000 non-violent offenders to their original courts for re-sentencing; however, “that will not likely occur because a majority of the state’s lawmakers are more concerned with protecting and preserving the prison industrial complex rather than dealing with this serious threat to human health and public safety.
California to withhold a bigger chunk of paychecks (tags)
The tax that no one is talking about!
Blue Whale Deaths Off the California Coast (tags)
Five confirmed but unexplained blue whale deaths in the last six weeks.
PFP Candidate Wants Same-Sex Marriage on 2010 Ballot (tags)
While most of the Democrats and Republican gubernatorial candidates are opposing same-sex marriage rights and the legalization of marijuana, Stewart Alexander has placed these two important issues at the center of his campaign. Alexander says the best means to achieve same-sex marriage rights and to support legalizing marijuana is to support a political party and the candidates of that party that has a strong record of support on both issues, “that is the Peace and Freedom Party.”
Maritime Security - Oct. 20-21 (tags)
Public to View Maritime Security Technology Oct. 20-21 at Long Beach Convention Center
Peace and Freedom Party 2010 California Governor Candidates (tags)
There are presently three candidates for California Governor representing the Peace and Freedom Party: Mohammad Arif, Stewart A. Alexander and Carlos Alvarez.
David Avilla and Advocate for Orphans: Operating Illegally (tags)
David Avilla and his organization, Advocate for Orphans International (AFOI) is not properly registered with the State of California, and is therefore operating illegally.
The UD Shuffle | RSVP (tags)
When your landlord invites you to do the UD shuffle, like any polite invitee, you must respond. Unfortunately you cannot just tell the court that you are not planning to attend. Nor can you just ignore the invitation.
Billionaire Meg Whitman to Challenge Same-Sex Marriage Rights (tags)
Meg Whitman may be the most dangerous opponent the same-sex marriage supporters may face in 2010; she is a billionaire, she already has the strong support of her Republican base and she has the financial backing to campaign for governor. The political far right has moved from Hollywood to the corporate board room to recruit candidates for public office and to win political power in California.
The CCI Ironing Board Brigade to Legalize Marijuana (tags)
On September 8th, 2009, a network of true believers across the state kicked off the petition campaign for the California Cannabis Initiative, and the effort has been gaining substantial momentum ever since.
Queer Democrats Can’t Agree on Marriage Strategy (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club discussed whether to seek the repeal of Proposition 8 in 2010 or 2012 at its regular meeting September 24 — and turned out to be as divided on that topic as the rest of California’s Queer community. The two major statewide Queer organizations, Equality California and the Courage Campaign, have taken totally different tacks on the issue. The Courage Campaign not only favors 2010 but is already organizing for the earlier date, while Equality California’s leaders are convinced that 2010 is premature. Both the club’s invited panelists and its own members differed widely on whether to go in 2010 or 2012, and both proposals for the club to take action on the issue were voted down by wide margins.
CALIFORNIA WIDE WALK OUT, THOUSANDS JOINED PROTESTS AGAINST CUT BACKS/ HIGHER TUITION FEES (tags)
housands of youths, students, workers and academic personnel joined the California wide UC protests against state budget cuts, education cuts, new tuition fees in ten UC campus all over California, Thursday, September 24. More than 5,000 joined the protest in the biggest rally in years in UC Berkeley in San Francisco, California up north. The protestors marched down the streets, disrupted traffic and boycott their classes. In Los Angeles, UCLA, CSULB, CSULA and Los Angeles Community College became the center of protests. Thousands of professors and lectures together with workers and students joined hand and rallied in front of the Bruin Plaza in UCLA and at the Free Speech Zone at LACC in Vermont Ave.
VAFB Helps Drone Warfare (tags)
In preparations for their wedding, Chelsea & Marcus Unicorn-Pegasus held a public peace vigil at Vandenberg Air Force Base (and other locations) this week.
Time To Get Medieval? (tags)
A three-month old baby in Louisiana died in her home from blood loss due to rat bites. There were holes in the walls and holes in the floor. Evidently, the landlord spent FEMA money earmarked to repair the house on something else, but the authorities were still trying to determine if they should file criminal charges against the parents!
Alexander: It’s Time to Save California’s Automobile Industry (tags)
Mary McIlroy, a candidate in the California 10th Congressional District race, has strongly opposed the closure of the Toyota NUMMI plant; the plant closure would affect tens of thousands of workers in her district which covers Alameda and other surrounding counties. Mary McIlroy, the Peace and Freedom Party candidate, says, “It is not too late to save these jobs and save the plant from closing.” Toyota has scheduled the plant closure for March 2010.
Join CA Safe Schools @ 2009 Western U.S. Pollution Prevention Conference (tags)
California Safe Schools (CSS) www.calisafe.org is nationally & internationally recognized for spearheading the most stringent pesticide policy in nation at Los Angeles Unified School District . Today it has become an international model.
Queer Democrats Celebrate Women’s Equality Day (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club celebrated Women’s Equality Day August 27 with a program featuring the club’s women’s caucus chair Kate Lyon, California NOW president Patty Bellasalma, Congressional candidate Francine Busby and Assemblymember Lori Saldaña discussing the history of feminist activism in the U.S. and the continuing difficulty of electing women to public office. The club members also considered an initiative to impose term limits on the members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, but decided to delay taking a position on that for a month.
Privatizing California: S.B. 792 (tags)
If the state privatizes our Candlestick Point Park, then, as budget crises worsen at every level, what’s next? What’s to stop the privatization of every park in California? The federal government has, since the Reagan era, championed the privatization of everything from prisons to HUD foreclosure counseling, so, if California joins the rush to privatize, how long will it be before we’re told we have to put up with a coal-fired power plant generating electricity for a uranium mining operation in Death Valley National Monument, just like those in Saharan Niger, because, otherwise, we just can’t afford the park anymore?
California’s Unemployment at 60 Year High, at Depression Levels (tags)
The news out of Washington is suggesting that the bottom of the economic decline is here, and last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke stated that the “economy is leveling out;” however, the people with the Peace and Freedom Party, based in California, is dismissing the Federal Reserve report as propaganda that will only benefit Wall Street.
Alexander: Jerry Brown Creating Public Phobia Regarding Marijuana (tags)
California Attorney General Jerry Brown has made the assumption that if marijuana becomes legal, society will start getting stone and will become less competitive. Many of the gubernatorial candidates from the real Left dismiss Brown’s phony claims and believe legalizing marijuana will be a benefit to society, our economy, and will help California generate revenues.
The Downey Toxic Hell Hole: Injured Workers, Liability And The Business Of Stuart Lichter (tags)
Comment on "Health complaints linked to former NASA site in Downey" from the L.A. Times. August 2, 2009
Health complaints linked to former NASA site in Downey - Injured Workers Fight For Healthc (tags)
Dozens of film workers at the Downey studio which was built on a highly toxic radioactive dump have been seriously injured and the developer Stuart Lichter is fighting to prevent being held responsible for their injuries
Does California Need a Constitutional Convention? (tags)
Does California need a constitutional convention? The question is being raised by a number of organizations, including the Bay Area Council — a group of business leaders based in the San Francisco Bay Area — and the California chapters of the League of Women Voters, Common Cause and the Mexican-American Political Association, all of whom sent representatives to an August 1 meeting that attracted an overflow crowd to the Mission Valley library. The push for a convention is driven largely by the state's inability to govern itself effectively, hamstrung by the current constitution's 2/3 vote requirement to pass a budget or raise taxes, Proposition 13, legislative term limits, legislative "safe seats" and initiatives that have put all but 7 percent of the budget outside the control of the political process.
Embracing the Precautionary Principle by Robina Suwol (tags)
Comments by Founder & Executive Director of California Safe Schools
Big Oil in Third World California (tags)
How much more of Californians' oil and natural gas, and, what else, does Arnold Schwarzenegger plan to give away, for insignificant revenues, in exchange for his signature on budgets to keep California running, much as the World Bank or IMF's signature keeps Third World nations running, each time for a higher price?
Love Honor Cherish to Repeal Prop 8 in 2010 (tags)
Love Honor Cherish is the Victory in 2010 organization set up to repeal Propsition 8 which fascists promoted in November 2008 to put discrimination into our state Constitution, this time against gays, and the longer it sits there, the more likely other discirmination provisions will be inserted in our state Constitution. We only need 700,000 votes to Repeal Prop 8 in November 2010!
Updated: Oakland's master plan to displce the poor (tags)
Oakland's master plan to displace the poor is fully in effect! This is the Updated article including the July 20, 2009, statement from attorney Steve Perelson, one of the attorneys representing the tenants at Oakland's historic California Hotel!
I’d Rather Be a Socialist (tags)
Where do you stand? Are you a socialist or a capitalist?
Warning Scientology's NarCONon (tags)
Most people are aware that the fake "drug treatment" scam called "NarCONon" is actually the notorious Scientology criminal enterprise trying to rook and swindle unsuspecting victims in to handing over their money.
Torrico says "No more sequels, Arnold," as the Terminator holds a gun to Califor (tags)
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's state budget is like a gun held to the head of California and its most vulnerable populations: children without health insurance, people with HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer's, mental illness, state prisoners, and whoever they might harm, if the Governor proceeds with his plan to suddenly dump 58,000 state prisoners out of the ghastly gulag he created, with no plan for rehabilitation or re-entry, now that California's out of money. (Or, so say Schwarzenegger and the Republican minority, though California is rich, rich in natural and human resources that Californians simply need to claim. ) Standing adamantly against what he calls the governor's "petulant, vindictive budget, the budget of a two-year-old," and urging Californians to more vocal protest, and State Democrats to stronger leadership, is State Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico.
General Strike & Tax on Millionaires & Billionaires in Cal Needed Now (tags)
The State of California is set to issue IOUs instead of checks today, July 1, 2009, because the progressive income tax on the rich, those who make over $200,000 a year, has been cut instead of raised and because labor has not declared the overdue GENERAL STRIKE.
California Budget Crisis (tags)
A petition to Governor Schwarzenegger and State Legislature regarding the California budget crisis
California budget bulldog Arnold Schwarzenegger (tags)
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is so determined to shred the state's social safety net, and, privatize everything existing, that he's standing bulldoggedly in the way of any revenue hikes, including oil and gas severance taxes that would raise $1 billion this year. And insisting on $1 billion in budget cuts which will cost the state $5 billion in federal funds.
California Showing No Signs of Economic Recovery (tags)
It is important to note that most of California’s economic woes have less to do with the national recession; California has a leadership problem in Sacramento. Under the leadership of Governor Schwarzenegger, California’s economy has been suffering a continuous decline. Governor Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature have led California into a sea of red ink and have protected special interested groups over the public’s interest.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gavin Newsom to the right of Sarah Palin? (tags)
Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin increased the severance tax on oil and natural gas in the State of Alaska to 25% in 2007. California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and California Republicans, however, stand steadfast against an oil and natural gas severance tax, even as California teeters on the verge of bankruptcy. And, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who would be governor, and president, remains silent.
KPFA Flashpoints Radio: oil wars, oil taxes, and California Assembly Bill 656 (tags)
Conversation with Nora Barrows Friedman, co-host of KPFA-Berkeley's Flashpoints Investigative Radio, about both, and independent journalist Ann Garrison about oil wars and oil taxes and California Assembly Bill 656.
... And Then There Are California Democrats (tags)
Why can't California's elected Democrats act like... Democrats?
California needs a Sarah Palin Empowerment Act (tags)
The State of Alaska, famously said to favor the oil and gas industries, drives the world's hardest bargain with its oil and gas companies; they charge a 25% tax at the wellhead. California charges 0%.
With pro-market leaders, the road ahead will be difficult for working people. (tags)
It is the responsibility of all activists to learn from the past and help our movement change course.
General Strike Needed to Oppose Cal Gov cuts & Obama's no aid (tags)
Republican Governor Schwarzenegger refuses to ask for loans until the gains of the workingclass are destroyed and Democratic President Barack Obama has refused to provide aid to California, although he did give over $700 billion to the banks with no accountability , the same banks which refuse to provide loans to anyone who has serious need where it be private businesses or governments. Bank excess reserves have skyrocketed from almost zero to over $800 billion since Fall 2008. Labor must respond with GENERAL STRIKE.
Schwarzenegger's budget is an oil spill, off the California Coast (tags)
California Governor Schwarzenegger proposes to help fill California's $19 bilion budget hole by extending new oil drilling leases off the coast of Santa Barbara, but the leases only $100 million this year. But, he refuses to tax extant oil drilling, which would net $1 billion, 1/19th of the shortfall, this year.
Queer Democrats Debate Proposition 8 Response (tags)
The wounds were still raw from the California Supreme Court decision upholding Proposition 8, the state’s voter-approved ban on marriage for same-sex couples, when the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club met May 28 and debated how the club should respond. The members heard from attorney Charlie Pratt, who had been at the sit-in at the County Administrative Center's marriage license bureau the day before and had been singled out for special harassment by police, and also discussed whether and when the Queer community should mount its own ballot initiative campaign to repeal Proposition 8.
Peace and Freedom Party Pledges Prop 8 Overturn, Human Rights Fight in 2010 (tags)
"The fight for human rights is back on the ballot for 2010, and if it fails, then 2012," says Peace and Freedom Party State Chair Kevin Akin. Reacting to the California Supreme Court ruling upholding Proposition 8's ban on same-sex marriage, Akin reports that his party's State Central Committee is dedicated to whatever work is needed to wipe the constitutional amendment from the books.
Over 4,000 Rally in San Diego Against Prop. 8 Decision (tags)
Over 4,000 people attended a march and rally in San Diego on May 26 denouncing the California Supreme Court's decision upholding Proposition 8, the initiative banning same-sex marriage in California, while simultaneously keeping in force the estimated 18.000 marriages between same-sex couples during the 4 1/2 months the court's previous ruling allowing them was in effect. The mood of the action was a combination of sorrow, hope and determination to put the issue before California voters again and campaign at the ballot box for the repeal of Proposition 8.
California Apocalypse (tags)
Though a lot of so-called “progressives” voted no on the ballot measures on California’s May 19 special election ballot, the overwhelming defeat of these legislative compromises aimed at a short-term solution to California's budget problems has been a boon for the radical Right. For 43 years, ever since they elected Ronald Reagan as governor in 1966 and passed Proposition 13 in 1978, a cadre of radical-Right Republicans have been seeking to destroy the financial basis of California's government and thereby force the elimination of virtually all social welfare programs as well as scorched-earth cuts in education and health care. Now they’ve got their wish: after the budget dust settles, California will now no longer be in the business of helping working-class and lower-income people, and will instead be a low-tax,corporate-privilege Libertarian haven.
Plaestinian Solidarity Movement splinters over allegations of financial mismanagement (tags)
There is now a Free Gaza organization, and a free Gaza Movement. Allegation of financial mismanagement, and misappropriation of funds have caused this split.
Americans executed in Mexico (tags)
A local San Diego station reported that Mexican authorities believe that the victims were set-up. One of the victims allegedly received a letter from a woman in prison, directing them to a party in the neighborhood where they were found.
Scientology Human Trafficking Complaint Updated (tags)
The notoriously criminal Scientology corporation operating in California has a long and violent history of opposing basic human rights and civil rights. Scientology routinely kidnaps its own customers, commits racketeering, extortion, blackmail, and human trafficking, getting away with it under the guise of some how being a religion.
Stifling Pro-Israel Views at UC Berkeley (tags)
More anti-Semitism at the University of California
Health Advocate McGuire Speaks Out for Single-Payer (tags)
Andrew McGuire, who's been active in grass-roots health campaigns for over 35 years, came to San Diego May 7 to speak at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church as part of his campaign to get a single-payer health care system enacted and operating in California. McGuire was eloquent about the "immoral, demeaning and lethal" health care system the U.S. has now, and the political pressures making reform impossible at the federal level,but even some progressives in his audience were concerned about details in the plan he was promoting.
The Big Lie of Schwarzenegger and Corporate Agribusiness: Fish Vs. Jobs (tags)
Bill Jennings, chairman of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, has caught the Department of Water Resources, Governor Arnold Schwarznegger and Corporate Agribusiness in yet another "Big Lie."
Newsom for a Nuclear California (tags)
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom have come out for big renewables, and every other sort of big corporate power, but, renewables just aren't enough for really big guys. To be a really big guy, a really big nation, or a really big national and international power, you've gotta have nuclear power. And nuclear weapons, the invention that gave rise to nuclear power, and nuclear power politics. Schwarzenegger and Newsom both know it, and both support it.
Letter to California leaders concerning Public Transit (tags)
Emphasizing California's lack of progress and implementation of public transportation, and how it is one of the rudimentary causes of the state's financial failures.
Socialist Stewart Alexander on California Props, VOTE NO! (tags)
Propositions 1A through 1E, on the May 19, 2009 ballot, is a recipe for higher taxes and cuts in services statewide. Proposition 1F was placed on the ballot to make voters feel empowered in dealing with a State Legislature that moves from one budget crisis to another. The bottom line for Proposition 1F, it will accomplish absolutely nothing.
It is not a conjunctural crisis (tags)
"instinct is the hereditary knowledge of a specific program of life"
Obama's Medical Marijuana Rhetoric Better Than His Actions (tags)
Despite the much-ballyhooed announcements from the Obama administration that they're going to stop prosecuting medical marijuana patients and providers as long as they abide by the laws of their states, little has changed, attorney Gerald Singleton and activist Dion Markgraaf told Activist San Diego at a meeting April 20. Patients and providers are still being raided, and the Justice Department disappointed medical marijuana advocates by recommending a five-year prison sentence for former Morro Bay dispensary operator Charles Lynch despite the request by the judge in the case for some legal ground to be more lenient.
Brother Eddie for President Movement launched in the USA (tags)
Chanting “BROTHER EDDIE” a rowdy crowd of more than 150 supporters, friends and relatives that packed the fundraiser of Brother Eddie Villanueva formally launched the “Brother Eddie for President Movement “ in the United States, in a fundraiser dinner in Los Angeles, California last Sunday, April 26. Bro. Eddie Villanueva is the founder of the Jesus is Lord Church. The JIL has more than three million members and 26 churches in the Philippines and all over the world. This was the follow up of Bro. Eddie Villanueva’s formal acceptance of the challenge of different sectors in the Philippines to run as a presidential aspirant in the 2010 Presidential elections last March 23, 2009 at the Araneta Center. The launching was held in Casa Prinsesa Coffee Shop at 4527 New York, Eagle Rock, --a predominantly Filipino residential and business area in the city of Los Angeles.
Never Forever 21: Round 3 (tags)
One of the organizers reported a demonstration in solidarity at a Forever 21 outlet in San Diego. Indeed, this campaign is country-wide. However, not all of Forever 21's stores have the same name (even within Southern California). The names tend to be variations on Forever 21, like Forever Fabulous.
Obama Draws Fire from Socialists and Conservatives (tags)
Socialists and conservatives alike believe bigger government and heavy spending is not the answer to restructuring the U.S. economy; and even though the ideas of socialists and conservatives are vastly different, both groups are opposing the president on his enormous spending proposals that are lacking any clear plans on how to revive the economy and limit an ocean of future debt for the nation.
BANGON PILIPINAS FUNDRAISER FOR BROTHER EDDIE (tags)
THE BANGON PILIPINAS-USA, A GROUP ADVOCATING FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGE IN THE PHILIPPINES COMES MAY 2010, THE DATE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES HOLDS A FUNDRAISER FOR BROTHER EDDIE VILLANUEVA IN LOS ANGELES. THE FUNDRAISER WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 26, 2009 AT 6:00 PM AT THE CASA PRINSESA ON 4527 NEW YORK BLVD. LOS ANGELES, CA 90041. THIS WAS ANNOUNCED BY BANGON PILIPINAS-USA HEAD JAY VALENCIA, PRESIDENT OF THE CIRCULO PAMPANGUENO OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA U.S.A.
Dean Station Live Performance (tags)
Americana-folk-rock band Dean Station, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, has officially announced plans for their 2009 spring tour. The tour will kick off on April 30th in Albuquerque, NM, and head westward for one month. Tour date(s) in your area are as follows: Mon May 4 4pm – 9pm Venice Bistro 323 Ocean Front Walk Venice, California 90291 310.392.3997 Wed May 6 10pm – 11pm Cafe Cordiale 14015 Ventura Boulevard Sherman Oaks, California 91423 818.789.1985
WHY KERALA, GRAMPA? (tags)
WHY KERALA,GRAMPA? is a recently completed 87 minute documentary about one of the most progressive communities on the planet.
Assemblymember Marty Block Defends Prop. 8 Stance to Queer Democrats (tags)
Assemblymember Marty Block appeared before the San Diego Democratic Club March 26 to explain why he voted against a legislative resolution instructing the California Supreme Court to invalidate Proposition 8, the initiative passed by voters last November to restrict marriage in California to opposite-sex couples. Block said that, as a former judge, he didn't think it was appropriate for the legislature to tell a court what to do about a pending case, whether it's the Right telling judges to uphold restrictions on abortion or progressives telling the court to preserve same-sex marriage equality.
Queer Democrats Oppose Flagship Budget Compromise Proposition (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club voted overwhelmingly on March 26 to oppose Proposition 1A, centerpiece of the budget reform compromise adopted by the California legislature last January. Though 1A would extend the state's temporary tax increases from two years to four, club members decided that the price -- notably vastly increased veto powers for the governor, new corporate tax breaks and a "rainy-day fund" that could lead to cutbacks in major state programs -- wasn't worth it. The club also opposed Proposition 1D, suppported 1B, 1E and 1F, and took no position on 1C.
College Students March on State Capitol to Protest Budget Cuts (tags)
Students and educators from public colleges all over the state converged on Sacramento on March 16, 2009 to demand that California fully fund higher education and not raise tuition. Many had meetings with legislators. While protests were entirely peaceful, one student was arrested by police for no apparent reason.
Carpinteria votes on reinstatement of racist mascot (tags)
CARPINTERIA, California (March 16, 2009) – On Tuesday, March 17, the school board of Carpinteria, California will meet to vote whether or not to rescind their own 2008 decision to remove all imagery that stereotypes Native American peoples from Carpinteria High School. The town of Carpinteria is staging the meeting in such a way as to intimidate the Native people choosing to participate.
Join Robina Suwol & California Safe Schools at 27th National Beyond Pesticides Conference (tags)
Bridge to an Organic Future: Opportunities for health and the environment, the 27th National Pesticide Forum, will be held April 3-4, 2009 at the Century Center in Carrboro, North Carolina
Commentary: State Supreme Court Hears Prop. 8 Cases (tags)
Not everything that is unjust is therefore unconstitutional. That's the lesson the progressive community should learn from the California Supreme Court's oral hearings on Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage recently approved by a narrow majority of California voters. Instead of relying on the courts to secure our rights, we should be doing education, direct action and other tactics to win majority support for equality.
CIRCULO PAMPANGUENO FUNDRAISER, FEB. 28 IN PANORAMA CITY (tags)
The fundraiser party of the Circulo Pampangueno of Southern California (CPSC) held in Panorama City last February 28 was a resounding success. More than 200 people attended the annual fundraiser party of the Circulo Panpangueno of Southern California, one of the oldest regional group in the United States . Then affair was held at the Madonna Hall of the St. Genevieve Church in Panorama City, Los Angeles, CA.
The California Budget and Class War (tags)
On February 19, the California legislature, after weeks of wrangling, passed a special budget to address the historically high $42 billion deficit. It represents an unadulterated washout for working people who are attacked on almost every front by the Democratic Party, which controls a broad majority in the legislature.
Registering Green to run for Partisan Office in2010 (tags)
How to run as a Green in 2010
JOIN W.E.R.C Today ! (tags)
In recent months, we have witnessed billions of dollars pumped into the financial institutions WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED. Reckless behavior and greed have been graced with the most extravagant rewards, allowing the rich to get even richer. After receiving their bailout, A.I.G. executives resumed their plans for a retreat at a lavish resort. Meanwhile, foreclosures have risen, unemployment has soared, and misery has spread with virtually nothing being done for the millions of workers suffering from these afflictions. We cannot sit back and simply hope that things will get better. The financial executives have organized themselves and lobbied for bailouts. We must now do the same. We must organize ourselves and mount a campaign, insisting that government programs benefit the majority of the population first and foremost, not the super wealthy small minority.
Stop The California State Budget Attack On Californians! Email contacts! (tags)
Stop The Monstrous Budget Cutting Rippoff Measures Being Proposed By Democrats & The Governor Which Places The Welfare Of 38 Million Californians' At Risk!
Audience Packs Library for Medical Marijuana Film (tags)
For many of the 300 people who packed the San Diego Public Library screening of "Waiting to Inhale," Jed Riffe's film on the medical marijuana issue, it's not just a movie but something they're living. The film begins with a raid on a medical marijuana growers' collective, and at least two members of the audience talked about having gone through similar raids from San Diego County law enforcement just days earlier. The audience was highly partisan but the film itself was surprisingly fair-minded and even-handed in its approach to the issue.
SCPASA SUMMIT HELD IN RIVERSIDE, JAN 31 (tags)
The Southern California Pilipino American Student Alliance (SCPASA) held their 2009 Summit at the University of California, Riverside this Saturday, January 31st. It was attended by more or less 200 students who attended different workshops given by Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), FAIR. PWC and other resource speakers.KmB Secretary General Ernest Tamayo was the keynote speaker.
Barack Obama and the Mass Transit Revolution (tags)
An analysis of how a Barack Obama presidency might affect the American society's greenhouse gas and petroleum reduction goals and the struggle to create a first rate mass transit system in Los Angeles and California. Written for both Los Angelenos and a global audience.
SCPASA SUMMIT HELD IN RIVERSIDE, JAN 31 (tags)
The Southern California Pilipino American Student Alliance (SCPASA) held their 2009 Summit at the University of California, Riverside this Saturday, January 31st. It was attended by more or less 200 students who attended different workshops given by Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), FAIR. PWC and other resource speakers.KmB Secretary General Ernest Tamayo was the keynote speaker.
Republican Senators Say They Will Hold Up Solis Nomination. (tags)
We say Solis For Labor Secretary Now!
Alexander: California Budget Needs More for Education, Less for Prisons (tags)
On March 16, 2009, thousands of students will gather in Sacramento at the Capitol Building for a march and rally to protest the budget cuts to education and cuts to community colleges. Stewart Alexander is encouraging students to join the march and rally to keep the community colleges open. For more information regarding the time, location and date for the Mass Community College March/Rally in Sacramento, call (415) 585-2121.
Stop Schwarzenegger's End Run to Build the Peripheral Canal (tags)
Join the campaign to stop Arnold Schwarzenegger's gutting of California's environmental laws to facilitate the building of a peripheral canal. Includes alternative farming methods to improve water conservation.
Asset Seizure (tags)
Taking down the whistleblowers...
Alexander: Schwarzenegger’s Tax Proposal Unfairly Targets Working People (tags)
Stewart Alexander says the “governor’s tax proposal continues to demonstrate that the governor lacks the ability to lead the State of California.” While running as a candidate for California lieutenant governor in 2006, Alexander repeatedly criticized Schwarzenegger on California budget issues. Alexander says, “California’s economy has experienced major set-backs under Schwarzenegger’s leadership.”
Stewart Alexander will Enter 2010 Race for California Governor (tags)
During the 2006 California Election, Stewart A. Alexander was a candidate for California lieutenant governor; Alexander was on the statewide ballot representing the Peace and Freedom Party. During the 2008 General Election, Stewart Alexander was the U.S. vice presidential candidate for Socialist Party USA. Now, as the State of California continues to reel in a deepening financial crisis, Alexander believes he is the right person to be the next California governor.
How the California Justice System Covers Up Crimes Against the Elderly (tags)
A Method to the Madness
Housing Loan $ Rescinded by CA agency (tags)
Thousands of soon-to-be home owners are suddenly left hanging as California slides into financial crisis. The decision was made by the Pooled Money Investment Board (PMIB), part of the State Treasurer's Office under Bill Lockyer.
Join California Safe Schools at the 2008 Environmental Youth Conference (tags)
Meet Robina Suwol, Founder & Executive Director of California Safe Schools & Test Toys for lead, courtesy of the California Department of Toxic Substances!
533 JOBS LOST IN NOVEMBER, the MOST IN 30 YEARS (tags)
Labor Department statistics show that U.S. employers have cut 1.2 million jobs in the last three months. 'This was much worse than was expected,' one analyst says.
Tongva: Our Voice, Our History, Our People (tags)
Highlights of an exhibit recently held in Aleupkingna (Arcadia), an interview with curator Dana Dunn, and photos.
Proposition 8 Rallies Energize Queer Community (tags)
Rejecting the "safe" namby-pamby campaign against Proposition 8 that kept Queer people in the closet and lost anyway, young Gay activists are mobilizing on the Internet and holding mass rallies and marches to offer militant resistance to the anti-marriage initiative. Leo E. Laurence, who started the first Gay-liberation group in San Francisco in January 1969 (five months before Stonewall), finds these new activists reminiscent of himself and his colleagues in the late 1960's and early 1970's.
Massive Movement Erupts in Opposition to Proposition 8 (tags)
Ex-slave and Abolitionist Fredrick Douglas famously observed that power cedes nothing without struggle. The history of civil rights movements in this country also demonstrate that even the most fundamental democratic gains are temporary at best without vigilant struggle that can potentially challenge the power of the rulers against the ruled. Nothing has ever been gained and secured by simply relying on the institutions of the state and its politicians. Any implementation of progressive measures on their part has only been the product of independent mass mobilizations that have kept their forces in the streets until the sought after gains were won. We have again been reminded of this by the recent passage of Proposition 8 in California, a bigoted mean-spirited ballot measure aimed at denying gays and lesbians the fundamental democratic right to marry whom they wish. Last June, after decades of constant organizing, educating, and protesting on the part of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people and their supporters, the California Supreme Court was compelled to legalize same sex marriages. The purpose of Proposition 8 was to overturn this gain, leaving 18,000 same sex marriages performed in California since June in question. However, social movements aren't like films that can be run backwards and then replayed in the exact same way. The narrow victory of Proposition 8 (52% against, 48% opposed) has resulted in the opposite of its intended effect. It has re-energized the struggle for LGBT rights to a major degree, so that many are calling this movement “Stonewall II” after that inaugural rebellious act of the modern U.S. gay rights movement fighting for their rights in 1969.
Massive Movement Erupts to Overturn Proposition 8 (tags)
March on Sacramento! Demand that Marriage Licenses Continue to Be Issued in All Counties in California! Demand the Immediate Overturn of Prop. 8!
California ordered to prepare for sea-level rise (tags)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday ordered preparations for rising sea levels from global warming, a startling prospect for the most populous U.S. state with a Pacific Ocean coastline stretching more than 800 miles.
Christofascist Obedience Compliance Training (tags)
What makes the people safe is knowing who the enemy is, not obeying without question every order put to them.
Registering Green to run for Partisan Office in 2010 (tags)
How to run as a Green in 2010
GOVERNOR PROPOSES RECKLESS CUTS TO PROGRAMS THAT DELIVER PROVEN RESULTS TO VETERANS (tags)
On Veterans Day, (Tuesday November 11th) disabled veterans and the workers who provide their home care will rally to demand Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers protect efficient programs that provide proven results to taxpayers—like the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program.
Bush's False Flag Finale? (tags)
A Vigilant Shield Alert Update
San Francisco Youths Protest ICE Raids on Día de los Muertos (tags)
For many Mexican immigrants, Día de los Muertos is a day to remember not only the dead, but also the disappeared – those who have been seized in sweeping raids by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). On Halloween day, San Francisco youths protested the raids in front of ICE offices.
Defeat Right-Wing Ballot Measures (tags)
No on California Propositions 4, 6, 8, and 9! In tomorrow's Nov. 4 election, a number State and Local ballot propositions will be voted on by the public. Many of the propositions have been sponsored by right-wing interests in order to push a racist, bigoted agenda that aims to do away with hard-won rights.
No On 8 Temecula (tags)
Hundreds take the streets in Temecula to say NO ON PROP 8!
Seyed Mousavi - Guilty of Being Muslim in Police State America (tags)
viciously persecuting innocent Muslims.
Marriage: Some Good News, More Bad News (tags)
The October 10 Connecticut Supreme Court decision endorsing marriage equality for same-sex couples was good news, but it was far overshadowed by the devastating new poll results on Proposition 8, which seeks to overturn the similar ruling last May by the California Supreme Court. Not only has Yes on 8 taken the lead, but they've done so by organizing younger voters — whom marriage equality supporters had assumed would be a bulwark of their coalitiion.
California Proposition 7: Redefining Renewable Energy to Concentrate Power (tags)
The control of scarce resources is a time-tested method of concentrating wealth and power. Although renewable energy resources are not scarce, the paradigm shift in public understanding about the fundamental differences between renewables and fossil fuels is only beginning. By subsidizing the building massive permanent infrastructure to control the collection and distribution of renewable energy, Proposition 7 will starve investment in distributed renewables needed to democratize the energy economy. Meanwhile, that centralized, permanent infrastructure will provide profit centers for a few corporations at the expense of everyone else.
P&F Congressional Candidate Calls For Closure Of Kaiser Hospital Complex In Downey CA (tags)
Peace and Freedom Party Congressional candidate Dina Padilla is calling for the closure of the Downey toxic site in which Kaiser has built a hospital complex and toxic site developer Stuart Lichter has built the Downey Studio. These sites have not been properly cleaned up and movie and Kaiser workers have gotten sick from contamination
Moompetam Gathering of the Salt Water People (tags)
“As one of the speakers at the event pointed out, this was a rare opportunity to experience Native cultures up-close via storytelling, food, one-on-one conversations, music, and workshops.”
CDIR Condemns California's Budget Cuts (tags)
The Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR)-USA based in Los Angeles vehemently condemns the California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s state budget that eliminated $510 million in spending, including financial aid for elderly renters and homeowners and a program he championed to lower prescription drug prices for low-income Californians. The CDIR said that Gov. Schwarzenegger for the second year in a row, stripped funding from a program he and Democratic legislators created in 2006 to negotiate lower prescription drug prices for Californians. "The CDIR agrees with California Assembly Speaker Karen Ba
PASS THE HOUSE VERSION OF SB 1315, NOW! (tags)
It’s been 18 years running and with less than a week left, the house version of SB 1315 still hangs in a balance. The democrats led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi have not authorized the bill to be discussed or voted on the floor since April. House veterans affairs committee chairman Bob Filner, running for re-election in California’s heavily ethnic southern San Diego district, has offered a compromise bill that would provide a one-time, lump-sum payment of $15,000 for US-based Filipino veterans and $9,000 for those in the Philippines. JFAV and ACFV and other veterans advocates have rejected the Filner proposal, confident that S-1315 still has a chance. “The way we see it,” says Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) leader Arturo P.Garcia said: “The Democrats are not doing their job. We voted them into office to pass this bill. But now, they are not moving and making the same empty promises.”
Southern California Anarchist Convergence draws over 50 (tags)
RIVERSIDE - This weekend's Southern California Anarchist Convergence attracted upwards of fifty people. The participants met to share food and water, have fun, discuss, network, and strategize. Primary organizers included the Riverside and Temecula chapters of Food Not Bombs, who spread the invitation to "revolutionaries from all over Southern California, food not bombs, and radicals" primarily via internet.
The Downey Toxic Hell Hole: Injured Workers, Liability And The Business Of Stuart Lichtn (tags)
Toxic site developer Stuart Lichter who has developed the Downey site in the Los Angeles area without properly cleaning up the site. Now hundreds of workers are sick and fighting for healthcare and some have been sued by Lichter for going public about the health dangers at the site.
Chris Bricker: Organizing for Prop. 7 (tags)
San Diego activist Chris Bricker organizes for Proposition 7, on the ballot this November 4, to force utilities to purchase 50 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2025. He talks about the reasons he signed on the campaign — and why utilities like Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison are pumping millions of dollars into phony "grass-roots" campaigns to defeat it.
U.S./Mexico Border Wall Risks Endangered Species Extinctions from Gene Isolation (tags)
Risks of the U.S./Mexico border wall on native species of ocelots and other mammals include extinction from genetic isolation of disconnected populations.
California budget compromise takes from the poor, gives to the rich (tags)
Finally an article about California. Reprint from www.wsws.org. It is good somebody somewhere is writing something about here.
LA Downey Brownfield Toxic Site Developer Sues P&F Congressional Candidate &Injured Worker (tags)
Lichter is on the left in his corporate jet traveling around the country making deals to develop toxic sites. Downey Toxic Brownfield site developer Stuart Lichter has sued Peace and Freedom party Congressional candidate Dina Padilla, Vicky Travis of www.kaiserpapers.org and up to 1000 injured workers for exposing a corrupt swindle involving the development of the Downey Brownfield site. Movie industry workers and Kaiser workers have been sickened by toxins and mold at the highly dangerous site. Lichter who formerly worked for the GSA has schemed to develop these toxic sites without properly cleaning them up and is also now is suing Dreamworks over liability for injuries on the movie production site. Stuart is one of the owners of IRG. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/business/la-fi-downey26-2008jun26,0,2356057.story
All Doctors Eliminated At Ca-OSHA (tags)
California has eliminated all medical doctors at Ca-OSHA for the 17 million workers in the state. The last doctor of Ca-OSHA has written a statement about the state of Ca-OSHA.
HRC Head Does Damage Control on Transgender Rights (tags)
Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign — America's largest Queer-rights organization — came to San Diego July 24 to organize support for his group's campaign against Proposition 8, which would reverse the California Supreme Court's decision allowing same-sex couples to marry. But most of his 10-minute speech was damage control to repair HRC's relations with the Transgender community, strained by the group's decision last October to support a federal Queer-rights bill that doesn't protect Transgender people.
It's make-or-break for Pinoy vets' bill (tags)
World War II veteran Guillermo Rumingan had a teleconference with other veterans and their supporters and plotted what could be the last chapter of a historic run to push the Filipino Veterans’ Equity Bill. From Hawaii to California to Washington State to Virginia, they weighed their options that seemed to thin with each passing hour. After a triumphant 96-1 Senate vote to pass S-1315, which contained provisions for Filipino veterans’ equity, the bill is now stalled in the House of Representatives. Although the 110th Congress is scheduled to hold sessions until the last week of September, veterans activists are looking at the week beginning August 4 as the last window to realize an over 60-year-old dream. If nothing happens by then, all the historic gains achieved this year will come to naught. They had an appointment with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week, but she was not available and only one of her staff members faced the veterans led by Eric Lachica, executive director of the Virginia-based American Coalition of Filipino Veterans. "She wanted 290 sure votes for S-1315," Rumingan told ABS-CBN’s Balitang America.
Alexander Agrees with Schwarzenegger, No Offshore Drilling (tags)
Socialist V.P. Candidate Stewart A. Alexander seldom agrees with any political positions of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; but when the issue is offshore oil drilling, Alexander firmly supports the Republican governor’s position to continue the prohibition on offshore drilling. On this important issue, Alexander is asking the nation to give Governor Schwarzenegger their full support.
Circles in the Square (tags)
Calling All UC Students & Alumni: Stop Nuclear Development at our University! (tags)
A new online campaign is up that utilizes the strategic power of students and alumni to demand a peaceful and sustainable University. Check it out to learn more about the issue, join up and network with others. Together we can send a powerful message to the University of California that tells them we will not be complicit with the nuclear weapons industry!
A Tribute to Ka Bel- Crispin Beltran (tags)
On behalf of the SEIU United Health Workers-West (UHW West), the largest workers union in the West Coast of the United States representing 150,000 health care workers in California, and the Circulo Panpangueno of Southern California Inc., an umbrella organization of 22 towns in Pampanga. Philippines extend our heart-felt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and comrades of the working class hero- Ka Crispin “ Ka Bel” Beltran. Ka Bel and the UHW shared one thing in com
Message of Solidarity from the UHW-West (tags)
On behalf of the SEIU United Health Workers-West (UHW West), the largest workers union in the West Coast of the United States representing 150,000 health care workers in California, and the Circulo Panpangueno of Southern California Inc., an umbrella organization of 22 towns in Pampanga. Philippines extend our heart-felt condolences to the bereaved family, friends and comrades of the working class hero- Ka Crispin “ Ka Bel” Beltran.
Lloyd Levine Takes Hypocrisy to New Highs in Latest Anti-Pavley Mailer entitled "Inte (tags)
Today's Mailer Gives California District 23 Voters Fed Up With Both State Senate Candidates More Reasons to be Fed Up
Kalagayan ng Paggawa sa Amerika, Lumulubha (tags)
- Habang maraming kilos protesta ang naganap sa buong Estados Unidos sa Araw ng Pagawa, Mayo 1,2008, mahalagang suriin ang kalagayan ng paggawa sa Amerika. Kaugnay ito ng nagaganp sa krisis sa kabuhayan at pagdarahop dulot ng natural na krisis ng kapitalismo, sa harap ng lumulubhang gyera sa Iraq at resesyon sa Amerika. Nagpag-alaman ng CDIR-USA ma ayon sa mga estastika ng Paggawa sa Estados Unidos, ang lakas paggawa sa US ay may 131 milyong manggagawa. Ngunit 14% ng manggagawa sa US ay nasa unyon.
Mexican drug cartels infiltrating colleges and high school campuses in America (tags)
One of the main suspects in this international drug investigation is Omar Castaneda, a gang member from Pomona with ties to the Mexican Tijuana drug cartels, officials said
Quake brings home a victory, 30-27 (tags)
The California Quake makes history! Bringing home another victory the Quake is now 4-0, first ever in their 8 year existence!
5/5-6/3 No on 98 to Save Rent Control (tags)
The June 3 ballot is a 10 alarm fire for the millions of workingclass tenants of California who are threatened with the repeal of rent control by Prop. 98 and the probable loss of our homes if this should pass as the excuses for eviction will abound. The deadline to register to vote for the June 3 election is May 19, 2008. RUN TO YOUR COUNTY REGISTRAR ANY WEEKDAY, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to FIRST register to vote AND THEN IMMEDIATELY VOTE on an absentee (vote by mail) ballot as in California we can vote 30 days before June 3 on an absentee ballot
California Chemtrail Convergence - Sat May 17th! (tags)
LOOK UP IN THE SKIES PEOPLE! Contrails are normal. Chemtrails are NOT. Chemtrails are seen all over the world. Their impact on our health is considerable. Join us as experts speak out on the aerosol assault in Los Angeles.
Quake win a defensive battle royale 5-0 (tags)
The California Quake women's tackle football team is on a roll this 2008 season. After winning 5-0 against the SoCal Breakers they are seeking for another victory against the New Mexico Menace.
Salmon Closure 2008 - NEVER AGAIN: Ten Actions We Need to Take Now! (tags)
This is the final copy of the "Salmon Closure 2008 - Never Again" action alert from the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations. This alert provides you with 10 concrete actions that you take NOW to restore Central Valley salmon, now in an unprecedented state of collapse, and other imperiled salmon runs on the West Coast.
SEIU CA Workers Speak Out On Crisis In SEIU: Part 1 & Part 2 (tags)
A crisis is growing within the SEIU which is the largest union in California with 650,000 members. This video is of a forum of SEIU members from throughout California who discuss some of the issues the members face with mega-mergers of locals and labor management partnerships that threaten the conditions and benefits of California SEIU members
Join Robina Suwol at Whole Children, Whole Planet Expo 2008 (tags)
Two-Day Event Features Exhibits, Special Events and Family Fun! Three Stages, Natural Foods, Celebrities, Experts and Interactive Performances
California Democratic Convention identifies problems, not solutions (tags)
The California State Democratic Party Convention held in San Jose was not about party platforms, but more of a media event and a giant sales meeting to market the party to its own delegates. Its objective was not solutions, but winning the White House.
Socialists: Re-Thinking Electric Cars and Automobile Industry (tags)
Today, it has become necessary to re-think the future of three industries to reduce U.S. dependency on oil; the automobile industry, the petroleum industry and the ethanol industry. The future direction of these three industries will definitely determine the quality of life for working class people for the next 300 years. The world will face certain economic and environmental disasters, including severe food shortages worldwide, if world governments fail to exercise proper controls over the automobile, petroleum and ethanol industries.
Violation of Human Rights in CA: Interview with UN International Attorney, Karen Parker (tags)
A raging human rights battle is brewing between the Department of Energy and the people of the greater San Francisco/San Jose area. Citizen activists and environmental rights groups are up in arms over the right of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to explode toxic and radioactive materials into California’s air.
March 15: 10,000 Protest Iraq War in Los Angeles (tags)
People in Los Angeles Join Global Day of Action to Stop the War
California People’s Organizations Supports SEIU-UHW West Platform For Change (tags)
A number of community organizations and key Asian Pacific Islander leaders in California unanimously thrown their unequivocal support for SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West (UHW-West) and its Platform for Change The UHW-West Executive Board representing 150,000 health care workers in California and led by its president Sal Roselli, recently ratified its Platform for Change to express its avowed principles for building a successful international union.
ARNOLD SCREWS CALIFORNIA'S CHILDREN! (tags)
The very week the Education Week Quality Counts report gave California a D+ for school funding, the governor proposed budget cuts of $4.8 billion from public education over the next 18 months. Cuts of this size, which includes midyear and across-the-board cuts, can’t happen without suspending Proposition 98, the minimum school funding law.......................................... “The governor’s proposed budget is a giant step backwards for our students,” said CTA President David A. Sanchez. “It’s disappointing and ironic that in the proclaimed ‘year of education’ the governor is talking about cutting billions from our public schools and decimating our minimum funding law. Our students didn’t create this budget crisis and their education shouldn’t be ransomed to solve it.”................................. While it’s clear there are extraordinary budget challenges, it’s also clear that California voters believe our students and public schools should be a top priority. CTA will be closely monitoring the budget situation and will continue to provide updates and calls for action........................................ REJECT THE GOVERNOR'S STATE BUDGET PROPOSAL: http://capwiz.com/nea/ca/state/main/?state=CA ...................................TAKE ACTION: email your lawmaker! http://capwiz.com/nea/ca/state/main/?state=CA
Tenants Together Files Lawsuit to Ensure Prop 98 Ballot Title & Summary Reflect Attack on (tags)
"The overwhelming majority of funding behind Prop. 98 comes from landlords. The only reason they're funding this measure is to abolish rent control and other renter protections," said Dean Preston, Executive Director of Tenants Together. "Even the proponents' own ballot arguments list rent control as a principle provision of the initiative. We're simply asking that the title reflect the primary provisions so voters can make an informed decision."
Green Party Primary Coverage (tags)
Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney and Elaine Brown are among the contenders for the Green Party presidential nomination. This article includes primary results, and reports and analysis from the polls.
Liberation News Voting Recommendations (tags)
Every four years the American people are subjected to the farce of bourgeois democracy, a “democracy” where only the candidates chosen by the very wealthy have any chance of being elected. That season of nicely dressed pathological liars and false hopes is now upon us. Since the corporate media of the United States has long ago abandoned any semblance of reporting on anything of substance about candidates such as voting records and actual political views, it is up to the journalists of the left press and Indy-media to do so.
LETTERS TO IRS RE; SALISBURY EMBEZZLEMENT AUDIT ENFORCEMENT OF UCC FELONY JUDGMENT LIENS. (tags)
Attorney Salisbury, as Original ABVA Trust settlement attorney in August 1993 was responsible to watch over & prevent theft of the trust by Bond Street Holdings Ltd, and the California forgery of ANDERSON, ZEIGLER, DISHAROON, GALLAGHER & GRAY, AND PREVENT EMBEZZLEMENT AND MURDER OF HIS CLIENTS.
Unarmed Man Shot Dead By Police At Wal-Mart Store (tags)
In Orange County, police decide when to use deadly force, and police agencies get to investigate themselves. They release only the information they want to release when the investigation is complete
Man arrested in Mexico in border agent's Luis Aguilar death (tags)
After the killing, Navarro, 22, drove to Mexicali and gave the Hummer to accomplices for safekeeping, according to an Attorney General's office spokesman who could not be named according to departmental rules.
The Probate Murders (tags)
From The American's Bulletin--The War on the Vulnerable Through Our Courts
No LNG Pipeline to CA in Our Name! (tags)
Residents of CA are welcome to comment on the proposed LNG tanker terminal in Coos Bay linking to the CA pipeline. This is a "not on our name" issue as the residents of Coos Bay, OR will bear the brunt of the risks from having a potentially explosive LNG terminal in their neighborhood, though all the natural gas will be exported into CA. Not to mention the international human rights violations and potential instability coming from extracting natural gas from countries like Bolivia, Algeria, etc..
Vot Jan 7 to Feb 7 in Cal; Red/Green Campaigns (tags)
You can vote by mail from January 7 through February 5, 2008 in the California primary. The only serious peace candidates are the socialist and Green Party candidates. Instead of the staged Democrat-Republican campaigns in Iowa and New Hampshire, we should be hearing on all other peace media about the socialist and Green Party campaigns, the latter being on the ballot in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C
Cindy Sheehan Moderates Green Party Presidential Debate (tags)
"Campaign 2008: A Presidential Debate that Matters" COME SEE AND HEAR . . . • Ralph Nader • Cynthia McKinney • Jared Ball • Kent Mesplay . . . TALKING ABOUT THE ISSUES OF THE DAY! o be held in San Francisco's historic Herbst Theater on January 13th, 2008.
Kucinich for President (tags)
Zenger's Newsmagazine endorses Dennis Kucinich for President (as we did in 2004) over the so-called 'top-tier" Democrats, each of whom has serious liabilities but all of whom would make a better President than any of the Republican candidates. This editorial from the January 2008 Zenger's also contains recommendations on the seven state propositions on the February 5, 2008 ballot.
*I Have a Story to Tell....* And Holiday Party (tags)
Dear Friend, we are losing independent community spaces by the day. We constantly hear of another bookstore, community theater, cultural center, that is about to close.
VOTE FOR WARREN AND WENGER FOR KPFK BOARD (tags)
Supporters of Donna Warren and John Wenger for KPFK Board Reply to Swiftboating Attack on their Candidacies
So.CA MWD Directors voted to add Silicofluoride to Drinking Water --18 Million At RISK (tags)
Greater Los Angeles and San Diego get ‘SilicoFLUORIDE’ in their drinking/tap waters as of October 1, 2007. Please SIGN PETITION to Congress to End 12 So.CA Municipal Water District Directors 'fluoridation' Agenda at: hhtp://www.fluorideaction.org
Firefighter Shortage In Orange County, etc (tags)
THe World Socialist Website, 10/29/07, has more on the lack of funding for firefighters as a cause of the inability to stop the fires in Southern California..
Union Members Help Victims of California Fires (tags)
Saturday, October 27, 2007 : Throughout Southern California, central labor councils and union locals are mobilizing to make sure their union brothers and sisters affected by the devastating fires receive all the help they need to get back on their feet. At least 18,000 homes have been destroyed and 14 people killed in the 16 blazes that have ravaged 500,000 acres?an area about twice the size of New York City?over the past six days.
Blackwater moving to San Diego (tags)
Money for Firefighting & Prevention; Not for War (tags)
The World Socialist Website has 2 excllent articles providing the details of the Southern California fire crisis and their relation to the neglect of our domestic needs in favor of war profiteering.
Worse than Katrina: Burned-up Residents Fault Officials for SD's Devastating Fires (tags)
Worse than Katrina: Burned-up Residents Fault Officials for San Diego's Devastating Fires Earlier Recommendations Ignored by Governor; Equipment, Personnel Unavailable, Undeployed, Late in Coming “It’s like Armageddon,” Jill Michaels said, after watching her home burn to the ground in the Harris fire. In the early hours of the worst fire in California history, the Michaels family received no evacuation warning and found exit routes blocked, forcing them to turn back to their home in Potrero. Now, the Michaels are among half a million evacuees who have fled four raging wildfires, the worst fire disaster in California history. Worse even than the 2003 Cedar fire, which until now held that shameful record.
Let Malibu Burn: A political history of the Fire Coast Mike Davis (tags)
Fire in Malibu has a relentless, staccato rhythm. The rugged coastline is scourged by a large fire, on average, every two and a half years, and at least once a decade a blaze in the chaparral grows into a terrifying firestorm consuming hundreds of homes in an inexorable march across the mountains to the sea. In one week last month, 10 homes and 14,000 acres of brush went up in smoke.
S.F. Assemblymember Leno Speaks on Same-Sex Marriage (tags)
San Francisco Assemblymember Mark Leno was the keynote speaker at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club's Freedom Banquet fundraiser October 6. He talked about the bill for marriage equality for same-sex couples he's pushed through the California legislature twice, the likelihood that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will veto it (as he did in 2005) and the various radical-Right initiative proposals to ban marriage for same-sex couples in California forever.
Stewart A. Alexander, His Biography (tags)
Today, Stewart A. Alexander is seeking the nomination as the presidential candidate for the Peace and Freedom Party and Socialist Party USA; to give Americans an opportunity to have a voice in government and to determine the future course of America and our position in world politics. This is his Autobiography.
Bradley Whitford Partners with Courage Campaign (tags)
Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing") premieres YouTube video condemning the "Dirty Trick Initiative" in California
Democracy is Fleeting in America (tags)
Liberty Quarry and the Iraq War are testing democracy in America. Will the people in Southern California get a quarry they do not want or will the fate of several communities be left in the hands of five Riverside County Supervisors? On the bigger issue of Iraq, will the Democrats and Republicans have the resolve to end the Iraq War and bring our troops home, or will our fate as a nation be left in the hands of one man?
New land of opportunity (tags)
Los Cabos rises as place to realize the Mexican dream
Boycott Israel (tags)
Israeli firm Solel contracts to build world's largest solar park in California
Hearing (7/31) on Cheney's role in Rio Klamath fish kill of 2002 (tags)
Despite previous warnings of an impending collapse of Klamath's riparian ecosystem, Cheney promised basin farmers far more water than could be delivered during a severe drought season of 2002. As predicted, low water flows resulted in a massive die-off of endangered Klamath Rio salmon, today Cheney is being held responsible for his deceptive manipulations of science for profit off of physically unavailable water..
Depleted Uranium Blasts to Increase Near SF/San Jose - Video News Clip (tags)
A recent news clip that discusses Lawrence Livermore Laboratory's permit application to blast 8,000 lbs of contaminants including Depleted Uranium near San Francisco/San Jose area. The SF Bay can be seen off into the distance on your left.
Tell Your California Legislator to Support SB840 for Single Payer Healthcare (tags)
The outstanding movie, Sicko, on the crisis in the US medical system, raises the issue once again this year in California, as with last year, does the state legislature have enough votes to pass SB840 for singlepayer healthcare and override Nazi Schwarzenegger's veto? It will if you tell your California assemblyperson and senator to co-sponsor SB840.
Building Bridges Radio: Michael Moore Interview - Sicko (tags)
BUILDING BRIDGES RADIO PRESENTS THIS 27.5 MINUTE RADIO PROGRAM. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW
Crucial Week for Sicko 200 More Cities July 3 and 100 More July 6 (tags)
We, the millions of people who saw Sicko on its first weekend, were successful beyond all expectations! We packed so many movie theaters across the nation that it will now be shown in 200 more cities starting July 3 and 100 more cities starting July 6. This is a Make it or Break It Week for Sicko! Go there with everyone you can find over age 10 and then you and everyone you bring should sign up for your state's single payer health care plan campaign now! Ticket information, Single Payer bill SB840 websites and Mike's letter are below.
Peace Tour 2007 (tags)
When did Rock and Roll get a social conscience? Maybe it was always there, underneath the sex and drugs and party like there’s no tomorrow image, but nowadays whether it’s huge campaigns like the One Campaign or a big national tour like Van’s Warped Tour or smaller but just as strong campaigns like To Write Love on Her Arms, music is about being and doing more. And into this new consciousness steps a rising Los Angeles- based Indie band, China Room, fresh from being featured on the hit show “Prom Queen” and about to set out on the West Coast leg of their national tour.
42 Democrats Vote for Torture School (tags)
On 6/21/07, 42 Democrats voted No on the McGovern Amendment which would have cut off funding to the torture school formerly known as the School of Americas (Assassins), now known as Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC). 6 more votes were needed to pass it. All Reds and Greens would certainly have voted Yes and that is what makes Reds and Greens viable.
Death in Los Angeles hospital exposes social crisis in US (tags)
Edith Isabel Rodriguez died on May 9th while two people called the emergency services phone number, 911, frantically trying to get her medical help. She died just outside the emergency room in Los Angeles’ King-Harbor hospital after spending hours seeking treatment for a steadily worsening condition. The entire tragedy reveals the strained and unhealthy state of social relations in America today. The case received much media attention in recent weeks after the release of tape recordings of the 911 calls and a hospital video showing Rodriguez in the hours before her death—including segments showing a janitor mopping up around Rodriguez as she writhed in pain on the floor of the emergency room.
Boycott Campo La Jolla Punta Banda, Baja California (tags)
A look at environmental and labor abuse at a popular vacation destination in Baja California Norte.
Liberty Quarry- A Rock Hard Sell (tags)
As Granite Construction continue to pay millions to bolster their propaganda campaign, to sell Liberty Quarry, SOS has gained tremendous public support, collecting small donation and some grocery monies, to educate the public about a future industrial menace.
Peta working to outlaw pets! (tags)
The real problem in California animal shelters is not too many puppies. It is too many adult dogs who are abandoned.
The High Price of Cell Phones (tags)
Cell Phone technology has gone mainstream recently. Almost everyone, it seems, has a cell phone or similar device. The advantages of having this technology are readily available and promoted in the advertising for these products, but what about the drawbacks and dangers? This paper will shine some light on the dark side of widespread cell phone use, including possible radiation exposure and brain injury risk, increased risks of vehicle accidents, the disruptions caused by ringing phones and those who talk on them in inappropriate places, the financial costs of monthly fees and surcharges for services, the high turnover rate of phones resulting in large amounts of e-waste, hand muscle strains from using tiny keyboards, and the reduction of face-to-face personal contact.
Presidential Candidate Supports MAPP, Universal Health Care (tags)
Presidential hopeful Stewart A. Alexander and the Peace and Freedom Party firmly support the use of medical marijuana and support decriminalizing drugs. Alexander wants to use California Proposition 215 and SB 420 as guidelines for federal legislation that will benefit over 30 million Americans and will reverse 70 years of corrupt laws that have only benefited the greedy capitalist.
California Governor In League With Union Criminals (tags)
A Los Angeles union proves to secretly deal with the Governor & other political parties, & they have corrupted our Justice System.
Stop Racist Military Recruiting at CSUF (tags)
While the CSU Fullerton recruiting event will be resisted, opponents are trying to prevent it from happening at all. Already, the University has expressed concern. For one thing, it specifically targets Latinos; for another, it uses state college facilities as a recruiting tool for the entire US military, not CSUF's own ROTC.
2007 Global Marijuana March (tags)
2007 Global Marijuana March Support the BC3 Please help us promote GMM 2007 Saturday, May 5th 2007 226 cities have signed up
FILIPINO YOUTH IN THE US TO HOLD NATIONALLY-COORDINATED MUSIC AND POETRY FESTIVALS (tags)
New York & California – In the final two-week push before the May elections in the Philippines, Filipino youth, musicians, spoken word artists, organizers and allies are coming together in New York and Los Angeles to show support for the KABATAAN Partylist, the largest youth party representing the youth sector in the upcoming Philippine elections, and to call for clean and fair elections. Youth of KABATAAN-Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (Linking the Children of the Motherland), based in New York and New Jersey, and KABATAAN-Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB, Pro-People Youth), based in California, will speak out for the rights of Filipino youth, both in the Philippines and here, in the US.
Zapatistas! Cucapa fishing is impacted by Colorado dams/diversions (tags)
Zapatista peace camp with Cucapa on Rio Colorado defends fishing rights, address loss of freshwater to delta, theft of agua by agribusiness corporations..
Presidential Candidate Wants to Re-Tool Detroit (tags)
In March 2006 Stewart A. Alexander introduced an ambitious $75 billion plan to revive the struggling U.S. automobile industry, the plan was introduced as a proposed California- Automobile Industry Partnership. Now Alexander, running as a Peace and Freedom Party candidate for president, wants to create a U.S. – Automobile Industry Partnership to save American jobs and to jump start the U.S. economy.
Photos from the 3/17/2007 March In Hollywood (tags)
Photos from the anti-war rally to mark the fourth anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq, in Hollywood, California March 17, 2007.
Building Bridges Radio: Taxi Spyware and National Health Care (tags)
WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK
Savings Accounts for Newborns in CA is a Bad Idea (tags)
The CA Senate Proposal to give $500.00 to all babies born in CA staring Jan.1, 2008 is a bad idea.
The Peace Plane flies to the Oscars (tags)
Democracy for America Miami (DFAM) and Miami Veterans for Peace have come up with a novel approach to broadcasting a message to end the occupation of Iraq: an aerial banner that reads. “Bring Our Troops Home Now”. These two groups decided to first try their idea at this year’s Super Bowl in Miami and again at the Grammy Music Awards, but inclement weather forced the event to be postponed. Now the organizers have turned their attention to this Sunday’s Oscars in Hollywood, California.
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
THE CALIFORNIA ANTI-WAR SOLDIERS MUST NOT STAND ALONE (tags)
IMMEDIATE WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAQ
From The Back Of The Bus To Prison (tags)
When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus 51 years ago it was the spark that brought about the American Civil Rights Movement; changing the lives for millions of Blacks. For a short while in the mid 60’s and 70’s Blacks made some social and racial gains, however today many Blacks are wasting away their lives in American prisons due to the unjust practice of the Three Strikes Laws.
Man Fights to Take Wife's Name in Marriage (tags)
Before Michael Buday married his fiancée, Diana Bijon, he decided to honor her family by bucking tradition and taking her last name.
Golden State Gamble: PAUL KRUGMAN (tags)
Krugman is of two minds about Governor Schwarzenegger’s plan to bring universal health insurance to California.
Campamento Zapatista (tags)
Big Blue Goes Gold at SCALE 5x (tags)
IBM has announced plans to exhibit as a Gold level sponsor at the 2007 Southern California Linux Expo. The Southern California Linux Expo, will be held at the Los Angeles Airport Westin Hotel on February 9-11, 2007. This will be IBM's fifth year the participating in the conference.
Come out with your hands up, Grover Trask! (tags)
Call for the arrest of several public officials, including the District Attorney of Riverside and two Superior Court judges for covering up/collusion in attempted murder.
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: CRUELTY AND COST (tags)
The recent execution of Angel Nieves Diaz in Jacksonville, Florida has outraged opponents of capital punishment nationwide due to the unusual length of time of the procedure and the apparent pain and suffering Angel Diaz appeared to experience. Stewart Alexander, with the Peace and Freedom Party, says, “The whole process of capital punishment is flawed and the PFP wants federal legislation to band capital punishment in all 50 states; too many mistakes have been made, it’s cruel and inhumane.”
Congress Votes 368-31 to Back Mumia’s Racist Frame-up (tags)
Five California Democrats in Congress voted nay while 23 voted for the resolution. Those voting against were Lynn Woolsey, Barbara Lee, Fortney Stark, Michael Honda, and Maxine Waters. Joining in the racist lynch mob voting for the blood of an innocent black man were California Democrats C. Thompson, Doris Matsui, Nancy Pelosi, Ellen Tauscher, Tom Lantos, Anna Eshoo, Zoe Lofgren, Dennis Cardoza, Lois Capps, Jim Costa, Linda Sanchez, Brad Sherman, Adam Schiff, Henry Waxman, Hilda Solis, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Jane Harman, Juanita Millender-McDonald, Grace Napolitano, Joe Baca, Loretta Sanchez, Bob Filner, and Susan Davis. Not voting were Diane Watson, Howard Berman, and Xavier Becerra. Also voting for blood were California Republicans Walter Herger, Daniel Lungren, John Doolittle, Richard Pombo, George Radanovich, Devin Nunes, William Thomas, Elton Gallegly, David Dreier, Edward Royce, Jerry Lewis, Gary Miller, Ken Calvert, Mary Bono, Dana Rohrabacher, John Campbell, Darrell Issa, Brian Bilbray, and Duncan Hunter. Howard McKeon didn’t vote.
2007 So Cal Linux Expo Opens Registration (tags)
The 2007 Southern California Linux Expo has opened for attendee registration.
LA Archdiocese to Settle 45 Abuse Cases (tags)
The nation's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese said Friday it has agreed to pay $60 million to settle 45 lawsuits alleging sex abuse by priests.
Democrats Urge Speaker Nunez to Return Money (tags)
The questionable $4 million Election Day contribution that Speaker Fabian Nunez received from the California Democratic Party immediately drew condemnation from good government activists, but now Democratic activists are wondering why grassroots contributions were refunded to a term-limited incumbent in a safe Democratic district.
THE GREAT GOLD HEIST (tags)
Indigenous Messages In Museum Exhibit (tags)
CAFAM Museum Features Many Anti-Imperialism Messages, But Many Messages Point to Ongoing Occupation In The Western Hemisphere
Reminder! Israel-Palestine debate at CSULA, October 26! (tags)
Who is more at fault for the continuing crisis in Israel/Palestine? This debate may not answer that question to everyone's satisfaction, but at least both points of view will be heard.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITIONS: VOTERS BEWARE (tags)
Today voters need to beware when going to the polls to vote because much is at stake. Voters need to study the propositions and read their Official Voter Information Guide; and for those who will not, they need to vote no to spending their hard earn dollars and the future savings of our children. Voters should not be persuaded by expensive TV commercials because those commercials are more expensive than what we can realize.
Fake Red Light Camera Tickets in California (tags)
Some police are sending out fake red light camera tickets that can be ignored. Here's how to recognize one.
Our Enemies Have Many Skins and Too Much Money and No Souls (tags)
Racist talk is nonsense, but the truth is that many seem to cluster like Klansmen. The germans, the jews, the japanese, they all do it. I support common Americans and discourage inbreeding. Beauty is in diversity.
Angelides Rally in West LA (tags)
Phil Angelides strong & confident coming out of his first debate, "make the place where the Democratic wave breaks in CA." Arnold's re-election would mean a return to his special election issues that he said were good despite voters' sound repudiation last Nov.
Genetically Engineered Crops May Cause Human Disease (tags)
FDA fakes test and misleads Americans about dangerous situations
Vetonator Strikes Again! (tags)
California’s governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has vetoed SB 160 sponsored by Sen. Gil Cedillo
Stewart Alexander Addresses Health Care Reform (tags)
The U.S. has the largest and most expensive health care system in the world and the current system is on the verge of collapse; maybe not in 2006, however it will collapse. Today there are many signs that the system is already unraveling. Many companies are scaling back the health care coverage they offer employees; due to the lack of affordability millions of Americans are uninsured, the high cost will cause many U.S. corporations to close doors, and the future cost of health care coverage will force many local governments and public agencies into bankruptcy.
Alexander: Lower Gasoline Prices, Still No Bargains (tags)
Within the past two months gasoline prices have been on a steady decline; in some areas of Southern California prices have dipped below $2.60 per gallon. Stewart Alexander, with the Peace and Freedom Party, admits the lower prices are good for consumers; however he says, “It is not good enough; we need to have gasoline prices below $2.25 per gallon to benefit commuters and truck drivers, and Proposition 87 is not the answer.”
Former FDIC federal bank auditor persecuted Allowed Into Canada with Hassles (tags)
Former federal bank examiner persecuted by the illegal regime in power across USA allowed into Canada, after hassles. USA government deserves to be gutted, coast to coast.
For A Real Debate Between Candidates For Governor (tags)
(Picture Janice Jordan, Peace and Freedom Party Candidate for governor, arrested at the January 20th 2005 demonstrations in downtown San Diego.)
Peace Candidate De Lear in Valley--New Video (tags)
10 Minute Documentary for the Byron De Lear for Congress Campaign, Green Party, in San Fernando Valley, California available for streaming on YouTube and Google Video.
National Latino Congreso Endorses Public Campaign Financing (tags)
The National Latino Congreso is meeting in Los Angeles for the comprehensive Latino political gathering since 1977. Today, delegates unanimously endorsed a resolution specifically calling for public financing of election campaigns in California.
Women's Art Exhibit and Writer Series (tags)
"Le Deuxieme Sexe?" Women's Art Exhibit and Writer Series at Carlotta's Passion Fine Art in Eagle Rock Chicano Studies, Women Studies, and Mexican Art History. Reina Prado's link to Calaca Press: http://www.calacapress.com/reinaaprado.html Judith Terzi Shiny Things Make Things Come Back (2002) was Ms. Terzi's first chapbook, a collection inspired, in part, by her mother's five-year long, see-saw adventure with severe vascular dementia. In her second collection, Lightning Bugs Don't Travel Westward (2004), while a few pieces relate to this illness, most are reflections on nature, transitions, institutions, or on the general political and social dementia of our times. Ms. Terzi's work has appeared in various print and online publications, including The Teacher's Voice (2005), the anthology, An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind: Poets on 9/11, Moondance (Moondance.org) . Ms. Terzi says, "While most of my poetry is in English, I do enjoy writing in French and Spanish as well. My CD, Wings of the Andes, is a blend of old and new poems. I hold an M.A. in French Literature and am a career teacher, having taught many different subject matters at every level of instruction. The highlights of my career have been teaching English and French at an American School in Algiers, Algeria; writing at California State University, Los Angeles; and French language and literature at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California." Reviewer Comment "Judy has been quick in sensing the rhythm or beat of a poem. She can tell when a line has lost the rhythm. She has been showing a keen interest in correct usage of English language...When she recites poetry, her posture could be improved, however; she drops her head forward, and a bit to one side. She seems to enjoy creative work. - G. Metzner, Ms. Terzi's third grade teacher Kathleen Tyler Kathleen Tyler's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Runes, Solo, Margie, Coe Review, Visions International, Diner, and Poetry Motel. She currently teaches English at a public school in Los Angeles. Some poets who she especially likes are Marsha de la O, Larissa Szporluk, Yusef Komunyakaa, H.D., and Garcia Lorca. Kathleen's first book of poetry, The Secret Box, is forthcoming in September. Reviewer Comments The Secret Box is full of gorgeous and dangerous poems; poems with the flickering intensity of film noir; poems in which violence or tenderness -- or both -- might erupt at any moment, and do. I admire Kathleen Tyler's craft and her courage. These poems are gutsy and lyrical, risky and magical; they speak of, and to, a dark and beautiful world. - Cecilia Woloch Negotiating terrain that is both provocative and revealing, these poems leave the senses singed with formidable hope and startling clarity. - Jawanza Dumisani
Lt. Gov. Candidate Wants to Economize Gasoline (tags)
The crusader against rising gasoline prices, Stewart A. Alexander, is opposed to a California proposition on the State’s November ballot, to tax gasoline, because he believes it will not prevent gasoline price gouging at the pumps. Instead Alexander is proposing to introduce a program that he has identified as the, Friendly Petroleum Producers Program, to help provide relief at the pumps for consumers and the trucking industry.
Green Party strategy: interview with 3 L.A. area candidates (tags)
Three Los Angeles area Green Party candidates-- Donna Warren, Byron De Lear and Peter Thottam--are interviewed by Sonali Kolhatkar about strategy for Nov. 2006 elections.
Congress' fluffy measures keep constituents happy (tags)
Isn't unneeded, unnessary government great at wasting our money to get people re-elected?
Bad Solutions to Health Care Problem (tags)
The topic of just what is Big Insurance is too often left out of Health Care debates.
Yes on Prop 89 Gains Good Goverment Supporters (tags)
California's clean elections initiative is gaining support from key good goverment organizations working to clean up state politics.
Nihilist candidate in LA (tags)
conceptual artist and nihilist party governor candidate campaigns in LA at UnUrban Coffee House on saturday, august 26 at 3pm.
GMO Disease Epidemics: (12) Mystery Diseases: Nature (tags)
Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 12th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with so-called "mystery" diseases afflicting Nature during this terrible -- and worsening -- GMO era.
The Filipino American Community Problems on the Pilipino Language (tags)
August is usually the National Language Week ( Linggo ng Wika) in the Philippines. Pesante-USA presented this paper this week for Filipinos in the Philippines and America to ponder. Its an irony while the Philippine government ( US-Arroyo regime) is reverting to the colonial mendicancy of propagating English to compete in the international market for labor exports, Filipinos abroad and Filipino Americans in the U.S are advancing the propagation of Pilipino in the United States. This is an important development we should monitor and work on. The more than 3 million Filipinos in the United States might be away from their homeland but their patriotism is afire and will never forget their roots.
FilAm Vets Lobby Congress on July 26 (tags)
Filipino American World War II veterans will march again on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 on Capitol Hill to conduct face-to-face lobbying with members of congress, according to the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans, a Washington-based advocacy group. The veterans from California, Texas, New York, New Jersey and other cities will mark the 65th anniversary of the 1941 Military Order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt that drafted morethan 140,000 Filipino soldiers into the U.S. Army by appealing to key House members and White House officials to pass the Filipino Veterans Family Reunification immigration amendment.
Lt. Gov. Candidate Proposes Prison Population Reduction (tags)
Stewart Alexander is proposing to reduce California’s prison population by 70 thousand, and says California should close one or more prisons, within the next two to three years, to cut cost to taxpayers.
Schwarzenegger Permits Gasoline Price Gouging (tags)
Alexander says, “Schwarzenegger has done little to control spiraling inflation in California since he was elected in 2003, he has also done little to help Californians to keeps up with the higher cost of living. Two years ago many Californians were looking for a second job to help pay their bills, now many Californians are looking for a second job just to pay for gasoline.”
Alexander Tours Southern California (tags)
On July 4th Stewart Alexander kicked off his campaign to become California’s next lieutenant governor, making several stops in Los Angeles County. The stops included Venice and Santa Monica, reaching over 50,000 people during a full day of campaigning.
ANTI-RACIST ACTION (tags)
ANTI-RACIST ACTION - Southern California Regional Gathering
Diabetes and Depleted Uranium (tags)
Italian Embassy Refuses Visa
Vista City Council Votes to Regulate Day laborers (tags)
Vista votes to regulate day labor employers
Final vote expected today on involuntary outpatient commitment bill AB 2357 (tags)
Invoking an obscure senate rule Monday, California Senate Appropriations Chair Kevin Murray bumped involuntary psychiatric treatment bill AB 2357 to the Senate Floor, scuttling public input and fast-tracking the bill to its final vote today. Ardently opposed by a coalition of consumers, survivors, ex-patients and allies, the bill seeks to extend "Laura's Law", the state's soon-to-sunset outpatient commitment law.
Stop Biotech Bullies and Big AgriBusiness! Hearing on Wednesday! Call Your Rep! (tags)
It is important that we voice our opposition to this bully bill, SB1056. Please see messages and sites linked below for more; please contact your representatives!
Green syndicalist response to CA water board decision (tags)
The usually deaf (hard of hearing) official characters of the CA water board are directly responsible for the increased militarization of labor and ecoactivists in the pesticide soaked central valley..
The International Socialist Organization and the 2006 election (tags)
The International Socialist Organization is holding a conference this weekend in New York City under the slogan “Socialism 2006—Build the Left, Fight the Right.” An examination of the perspective upon which this gathering has been organized, however, makes clear that it is aimed at promoting a “left” variety of bourgeois politics, in the form of the Green Party, which can serve only to divert a mass movement that arises against the right-wing policies of the two major parties and lead it into a political dead end.
Leuren Moret Describes Vicious Attacks on Whistleblowers (tags)
June 15, 2006 by Leuren Moret To the Berkeley City Council and City Manager:
Welcome to the Hotel California (tags)
The New World Order of God has been replaced by the New World Order of Lucifer. Have you noticed your place in the scheme of things has been shrinking a bit? Do you feel a little cramped and closed in? Do you feel a little like Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, and the princess in the garbage compactor?
srael Tunes Out: Denies entrance to piano tuner from California (tags)
Paul Larudee, PHd, a piano tuner from California, was denied entry to Israel based on his political support for Palestinian liberation.
Lt. Governor Candidate Is Pro Small Business (tags)
California and America must focus on protecting small businesses; at stake are jobs and $100’s billions in earnings for millions of American families. Stewart Alexander wants to provide California small businesses State financial assistance ranging from $50 to $500 thousand, and marketing assistance from State, local governments and private organizations.
Invitation for the WORKERS! (tags)
An invitation to the work force to attend an exhibit opening about the ART of CAlifornia labor.
California Greens join celebrities, tree-sitters in 'solidarity' with South Central LA far (tags)
Green Party of California Press Release
Death Penalty, $250 Million Tax Burden (tags)
California taxpayers will spend an average of $200 to over $275 million for each prisoner on death row; and most of that cost is related to the high cost of capital trials, housing the death row inmate, the high cost for defense counsel and the tens of millions required to appeal convictions.
Nonpartisan Office: Sarah Knopp for School Superintendent (tags)
The California Superintendent of Schools is technically a nonpartisan position. Sarah Knopp, a socialist and member of the Green Party, is running for this position
Kern County Animal Shelters: Above the Law and Below the Radar (tags)
After extensive negotiations broke down for various violations of Kern County Animal Shelters violating the Tom Hayden Laws, a trial has been set for this watershed lawsuit in July, 2006.
Immigration Setback Blacks, Poor Whites (tags)
The increasing number of immigrants entering the U.S. has been sanction by Washington D.C. to satisfy the growing demand from corporate America for cheap labor; and the failure of U.S. policy has been a setback for all Americans on both sides of the border.
Silent Coup D'etat in Los Angeles - Part II (tags)
Los Angeles Taxpayer's Lawsuit Targets Main Source of Corruption in LAPD: Illegal Payoffs to Los Angeles Judges. A recently filed lawsuit by a taxpayer aims at exposing illegal payments received by Los Angeles County judges from public coffers. Public records show that since 1998 LA County Judges have quietly taken around one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000.00) on top of their state salaries out of public coffers. State law prohibits such practice.
Filipinos—Forgotten Heroes of the UFW (tags)
Filipino labor leaders played pivotal roles in organizing labor unions and fighting for farm workers’ rights
Schwarzenegger Leaves Poor, Middle Class Behind (tags)
Governor Schwarzenegger has lead the State of California during a period of economic growth however the conditions for the poor and middle classes have been on the decline during the governor term in office and inflation has soared to monumental levels. The governor boasts how well the economy is doing but he has not seen the poor in the neighborhoods of Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego. He has not seen the homeless in Riverside, Santa Monica and Santa Barbara. Their ranks are growing daily.
Alexander: Developing Plans for Inland Empire (tags)
The 21st Century got off to a troubling start, war, immigration issues and skyrocketing gasoline prices; now Stewart Alexander wants to get going in the fast lane, building electric cars, hydrogen SUV’s, electric rail systems, and rebuilding the region of the Inland Empire of Southern California. Alexander says the gasoline game has forced U.S. citizens to make some important decisions and now the choice is to build a better America.
BattleCry™ 50-state Right-Wing attack due on Friday May 12, 2006 (tags)
Right Wing Fundamentalists Declare War on Diversity across the nation. PLEASE FORWARD! This Spring, Ron Luce and his Teen Mania BattleCry™ will have appeared in San Francisco, Detroit and Philadelphia with a message of One God, One State and Intolerance for Diversity. For more up to date info on Ron Luce and his political agenda go here: http://www.acquiretheevidence.com/articles/national-response.html
STOP THE ATTACK ON STUDENTS SKIPPING SCHOOL (tags)
The attack on students skipping school to engage in political activism, needs to Stop. Democratic principals have never occurred with youth behind desks. From the Popular movement to the Civil Rights movement, youth have always maintained an active role in standing against injustices. And our duty as responsible adults in their lives, is to stand beside them, or at least get out of the way, before casting another stone.
Death Threats Made Against L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa and CA LT GOV Bustamonte, Says GOV (tags)
"There's something very important that I need to speak to my fellow Californians about," Said Gov. Schwarzenegger to reporters at a news conference held in his office today.
Protest Bush in Orange County Monday (tags)
Bush extends trip to address immigration in Irvine
Haste, Waste and Mammoth Misconceptions (tags)
The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-2 to build a costly ($40 - $60 million) elephant enclosure at the LA zoo. Only Councilmembers Dennis Zine and Bill Rosendahl voted with activists who wanted the exhibit closed and the three elephants freed...
Marching Against Law and Common Sense (tags)
Protest Bush In So. Cal. this weekend (tags)
Two independent sources confirm Bush trip to California this week.
Immigration Policy: Send Us Your Poor, They Will Wind Up in Iraq (tags)
They are coming by the millions from all over the world. Let them come here. Let them find that there are not enough jobs. They will find the military to be the last resort when their welfare is cut off. And let them acquire Gulf War Syndrom (radiation sickness from uranium munitions).! It works just fine in the minds of the neo-cons.
Tim Leary Reanimation Event (tags)
Tim Leary "Reanimation" Event Planned
Conservation of Symbiotic Bees Pollinators and Vernal Pool Goldfields (tags)
Developers attempt to build sprawl-marts on top of critical habitat for a great many endnagered species in the Sacramento Valley's vanishing vernal pools. What are some reasons for protecting the valley's vernal pool biodiversity?
The Ghost of George Wallace: Immigration and White Racism (tags)
They were on the verge of a walled off country, a police state whose target would be Brown people. Then, on Saturday, their dominace cracked.
California - Automobile Industry Partnership Proposed (tags)
The Peace and Freedom Party candidate for California lieutenant governor is proposing a 75 billion dollar plan to revive the American automobile industry and to bring good paying jobs back to California. Unlike the Arnold Schwarzenegger, Phil Angelides and Steve Wesley, Alexander believes California needs a plan and a vision to build California and to help working people.
Spanish Radio Joins Coalition Outreach (tags)
MEDIA ADVISORY And PHOTO-OP MARCH 20TH, 2006 March 25 Coalition Against HR4437- Coalicion 25 de Marzo Contra La Ley Sensenbrenner Media Contact: Javier Rodriguez 323.788.3241 firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Death Penalty Issue Still Alive (tags)
The California death penalty has a temporary moratorium resulting from medical professionals refusing to participate in the execution of Michael Morales. Now is the time to examine the failures of capital punishment and how the criminal justice system is completely out of control in California and America.
L.A. Drug Overdose Prevention Summit Held (tags)
L.A.'s Director of Public Health announces plans to begin county-wide drug overdose prevention program to address local crisis
PFP VOICE UNION CONCERNS (tags)
The Democratic leadership in Sacramento and Washington has become silent on issues in government that will protect the working class and organized labor; and now to have a voice in government, working people must look beyond the emerging one party system for political leadership.
Why are "progressive" dems and repubs silent on Tom Harman? (tags)
Tom Harman, supposed progressive republican assemblyman from Huntington Beach, has suddenly jumped on the Minuteman bandwagon. But nobody is saying anything. Why? This is not an article, but a letter similar to one I wrote to an email group I belong to.
Schwarzenegger Alienates Many Groups (tags)
The people of California elected Governor Schwarzenegger to provide leadership, to cut wasteful spending and to control special interest groups; however Schwarzenegger has categorized most Californians as special interest groups.
Marcy Winograd, peace activist, to challenge 36th District Rep. Jane Harman in Primaries (tags)
Marcy Winograd, teacher, peace activist and president of Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, has announced her decision to challenge 36th District Rep. Jane Harman in the Democratic Party primary!
BUILDING PRISONS IS NO SOLUTION (tags)
Schwarzenegger wants to build more state prisons to reduce overcrowding, however building more prisons will be wasteful spending and misguided planning.
Capital Punishment - Big Decision for Governor (tags)
Schwarzenegger has time to save the life of Michael Morales before his execution date which is scheduled for February 17, 2006.
Call to All Indigenous Peoples and All People Fighting for Justice (tags)
This Tashunka Witko Brigade radio program, in English and Spanish, features an interview with the organizer of the Ceremonial Run for Indigenous Dignity in BC. This run is part of the efforts to fulfill the prophecy of the condor and the eagle to unite all indigenous peoples.
Report: Housing Will Slow, Claiming 800,000 Jobs (tags)
LOS ANGELES -- A sustained decline will hit the U.S. housing market next year, costing the nation as many as 800,000 jobs, according to a new economic report released Wednesday.
DEMOCRATIC-REPUBLICAN MESSAGE SIMILAR (tags)
The Democratic and Republican candidates for the California 2006 elections make big promises to Californians but their messages are similar and provide little hope for change.
Arm Wrestling with Darwin (tags)
I am convinced by the evidence of natural selection and treasure Darwin’s theory because it promotes an interconnectedness of all living things, but I hold that the intense battle to keep ID out of the classroom is misguided.
GOVERNOR SIDE STEPING DEATH PENALTY (tags)
Governor Schwarzenegger is now preparing for the November 2006 election by side steping the death penalty issue.
California Racism and Stolen Legacy (tags)
Destruction of Black Civilization in Gold Rush California.
Raise the CA Minimum Wage Initiative--training Jan. 23 (tags)
Join in the statewide coalition to raise the minimum wage to $7.75 with an annual cost-of-living-increase.
Mis-portraying Conflict in Dar Fur and its Usages (tags)
The events of Dar Fur are tragic; but some of the activism arround it is not without its own agenda.
HOW ARE WE SERVING JUSTICE? (tags)
January 17 is the scheduled execution day of Clarence Ray Allen however this event demonstrates how callus and unmerciful we have become as a society. Here is a man that is dying and now we are preparing to take his life. The system is not working.
Free Theresa Cruz (tags)
Parole recommendation for Theresa Cruz will be on the governor's desk soon. Please write him in support of her release!
January 2006 U.S. Immigrant News Alert! (tags)
No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!
Mass Deportation to Mexico in 1930s Spurs Apology (tags)
It was 1931. The administration of President Herbert Hoover backed a policy that would deport hundreds of thousands of Mexican Americans, more than half of them United States citizens.
SAVE STANLEY "TOOKIE" WILLIAMS (tags)
Save Stanley "Tookie" Williams from death row. A message from Stewart Alexander
Cascadian Forest Battles (tags)
Forest defense actions grow in Oregon, Bush delists marbled murrelets, Alaskan Tongass threats, Karen Coulter slandered, Ingmar Lee the Egotist gone from cathedral grove
Proposition 73 would set up "hit list" of California judges (tags)
Proposition 73 sets up a mechanism to target California judges who support privacy rights.
SWARM the Minutemen - Phone Jam NOW! (tags)
The Minutemen are really ramping up their media campaign, including a major rally in Sacramento to promote their California Border Patrol initiative, an attempt to further militarize the border and our communities at the cost of more people's lives. Recently, they testified before congress ( http://www.dakotavoice.com/200510/20051018_6.html ) to ask that congres declare a state of emergency along the entire border. Clearly, they want more policing of our lives and communities, they want unrestricted fascism on the border. Still, resistance to the Minutemen ( http://www.deletetheborder.org/ ) has been powerful and is still growing, all across North America.
ooh- secret protest warrior plans for DC (ooh, who cares) (tags)
from the protest warrior site - posted for amusement purposes, no wagering please. the protest warriors once again display their disconnect with the world. having seen video of their gatherings, i wouldn't recommend wasting time crashing unless masochistic boredom is your thing.
AB 405- STOP HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION AT K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS (tags)
TEACHERS & KIDS ARE NOT LAB RATS!
From A Buenas Noches Brigade... (tags)
...to a Buenas Noches Army! A Call for Autonomous Direct Action to Smash the Rise of Fascism and Racism In Our Communities A Call for Autonomous Direct Action to Smash the Borders That Capitalism Depends On This is a call to all people who will be converging on the San Diego/Tijuana, Campo and Calexico/Mexicali regions to engage in autonomous direct action to stop the Minutemen, document it and share it with the world.
Media Alert (tags)
Media Attention on Education initiative. SAT/ACT Prep program in search of volunteer tutors, mentors & more
The Barbara Coe Story (tags)
I saw this account of an email encounter with Barbara Coe which you all should read.
An 11-year-old Latina Arrested by PD (tags)
US police pursue girl over stone An 11-year-old girl who threw a stone at a group of boys pelting her with water balloons is being prosecuted on serious assault charges in California. Maribel Cuevas was arrested in April in a police operation which involved three police cars and a helicopter.
Diverse Anti-Racist Coalition Confronts, Disrupts the MinuteMen in California (tags)
The California MinuteMen started their operations in Campo, California, one hour east of San Diego on July 16th. They were confronted, disrupted and chased away by a diverse coalition of organizations from San Diego, Los Angeles, Mexico, Portland and many other cities. The Anti-MinuteMen, No Border Camp continues and actions will continue day and night until the MinuteMen leave Campo. On Sunday night the corporate media reported that the MinuteMen had given up after only one day, but later corrected that statement. On Wednesday, the 2nd Virtual Sit-In against the MinuteMen begins. [Read more, complete action summary]
Reports: 150 March in Support of Human Rights | Snipers at campo protest | Physical Borders, psychological divisions | LA indymedia - Report from Campo - Anti-MM action | Minutemen Leave After Clash With Protesters | Original Campo sdimc feature
Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Audio: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Sonic Attacks Disrupt Border Vigilante Patrol
Video: 1 | 2 | Minutemen Threaten to Shoot Protesters
Danny DeVito for Governor: Dump the Evil Twin (tags)
The evidence is overwhelming. Not only has the Evil Twin caused great harm in his first political role, there’s no forecasting the disaster if he gets to star in the sequel. If the voters are committed to having an actor as their governor, they should at least have the right to the performance of a good actor. Californians should dump Schwarzenegger and elect Danny DeVito, as Governor of California. He’s smarter, better looking, and we can understand (and believe) what he says.
Court Solidarity Needed for O22 Protestor in OC (tags)
Court solidarity requested-read below for more information
James Gilchrist and the California Minutemen Joining SaveOurState in Baldwin Park (tags)
Jim Gilchrist and James L Chase (Commander of the California Minutemen) commit to attending the BPII Protest.
A better job for the "Minutemen"? (tags)
Here's a satirical take on a better place for the Minutemen to "police the borders." Repost from Colorado Indymedia.
Protest Against MinuteMen - Garden Grove (tags)
Protest MinuteMen in Garden Grove, May 25th
LA on coverof NYTimes today, but nothing here? (tags)
I was surprised to see that LA was on the cover of the NYTimes today for the mayoral election (I haven't been following it, I'm up in the Bay Area) and that there isn't any mention of the results on here. I'm wondering what the alternative view is on this guy. NYT paints him as a "union organizer." If that's true, why no mention here of a potential 'good guy' in office? Plus, if nothing else, the first Hispanic mayor in over 100 years . . .
MinuteMan Found in Garden Grove (tags)
Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the fascist "Minuteman Project", will be speaking at the Garden Grove Women's Club on Wednesday, May 25th at 7:30 pm.
Hell on wheels: pocket bikes face new regs in LA (tags)
Members of the Los Angeles Police Department praised Councilman Dennis Zine as his motion regulating the sale of mini motorcycles - commonly known as “pocket bikes” - gained the final approval of the city council.
Assisted Dying for Californians (tags)
Here is a new blog which tracks new California legislation about AB 654, the California Compassionate Choices Act, which would bring Oregon's physician-assisted dying law to California.
RESOLUTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN THE BASQUE TERRITORY (tags)
Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
21-year-old private first class Stephen Castellano of Long Beach, California died January 28th in Mosul, Iraq from a non-combat related injury.
David Rovics in Concert (tags)
David Rovics, one of our strongest voices, is singing on March 4 in Claremont, CA, and on March 6 in the SF Valley at the Onion (unitarian church). No pics or videos
Ford Ranger EV Drivers Resist Repossession (tags)
“My all-electric Ford Ranger hauls more weight that my three-quarter ton Chevy with a 350 internal combustion engine,” says California rancher and Ranger EV driver Dave Raboy.
Civil rights, Latino groups charge Gonzales unfit for office (tags)
Torture role condemned, ‘No’ vote urged
Gov. Wants to Steal Your Lunch (tags)
By law, you're entitled to 30 minutes of paid lunch for every 8 hours of work, and two 15 minute breaks per 4 hours of work. The Gov. wants to make it harder for those already defrauded out of this from complaining.
Governor Tough Guy, At It Again (tags)
Last week, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger garnered another round of media attention by denigrating a group protesting outside of a conference at which he was speaking.
Arnold Exposed!! (tags)
The son of an SS nazi officer, Schwarzenegger has publicly stated that he has dreamed of being a dictator and that he admires Hitler. He campaigned for war criminal Kurt Waldhiem after it had been made public that he was a top nazi.
Hollywood Anti Wars Protest (tags)
Saturday, November 6th, 2004, in Hollywood, California, more than 1,500 people protested the war in Iraq, Palestine, and Haiti. After the march hundreds filled up the parking lot of the Armed Forces Career Center at Sunset and La Brea. Twenty minutes later, about 50 cops showed up in riot gears and cleared up the parking lot. Reportedly four arrests were made by the LAPD. Below find 9 images and one video of 2 minutes and 20 seconds in length.
Why Third Parties Should Join Independent Voters in Voting “Yes” on Prop 62 - Open Primary (tags)
California Prop 62 has provoked a mighty controversy in the Democratic and Republican Parties – where reformers supporting Prop 62 have clashed with party bosses who want to maintain the old order. And, it has also provoked a controversy within the independent movement, where reform independents are backing Prop 62 while the third party establishment is aggressively opposing it. . .
Popsicle Pathology (tags)
This is not even Pop culture, its Popsicle culture. Regurgitated to meet the demands of a reality-based celebrity-obsessed cultural cesspool that defies the notion of depth. Andy Warhol's theory of fifteen-minute fame was conceived in a pre-ADD mind-set. Who can even tolerate fifteen minutes without being bored to death or achingly distracted? Unless, like with Arnie and Maria, our force-fed celebrity fix is constructed from disposable, non-biodegradable plastic.
Major Mexican-American political leader re-registers with Green Party (tags)
Major Mexican-American political leader re-registers GREEN, urges statewide Latino support for Green Party candidates in Fall elections
CA Green Party Facing Potential Disaster on November 2nd - Urgent Help Needed (tags)
Given our limited resources, probably the smartest action we can take to defeat Prop. 62 will be to mount a huge letters-to-the-editor campaign. If we can get four to seven 'No on 62' letters published in most every newspaper in the state, then we just might be able to defeat 62.
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.
Save Sac/San Joaquin Valley Vernal Pools from $$prawl (tags)
Sacramento/San Joaquin Valley vernal pools are paved over by developers interested in making money off suburban sprawl, specific info on Shasta county..
Sex pros get ready (tags)
With thousands of Republicans set to invade the city this summer, high-priced escorts and strippers are preparing for one grand old party.
Ronald Reagan, 93, dies at California home (tags)
Ronald Reagan, the one-time movie actor who became one of the nation's most important 20th-century presidents, died today at his California home. He was 93.
CLEAN ENVIRONMENT, SAFE SCHOOLS, HEALTHY CHILDREN VISIT WWW.CALISAFE.ORG (tags)
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS NON-PROFIT WWW.CALISAFE.ORG
Kucinich Schedule for Friday & Saturday (tags)
Dennis Kucinich's Schedule For Friday & Saturday.
One of the best Political ad's I have ever seen! (tags)
A MUST SEE POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT. PLEASE TAKE TIME TO WATCH
ABOUT-CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS (NON-PROFIT) WWW.NOPOISON.ORG (tags)
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS (NON-PROFIT) & SCHOOL PESTICIDE REFORM COALITION!
3 Strikes Latest Casualty - Pam Martinez (tags)
CA ATTORNEY GENERAL SPENDS 2 MILLION DOLLARS TO GET 65 MORE DAYS IN PRISON FOR WOMAN WHO ALREADY SERVED SEVEN YEARS FOR THEFT OF $30 TOOL BOX
JOIN CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS AT THE ARBORETUM (tags)
JOIN THE FUN! CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS AT THE ARBORETUM!
Historic Victory for Pictsweet Mushroom Farm Workers in Oxnard, CA (tags)
After years of nation-wide boycotts, protests, and activist campaigns, Farm workers at Pictsweet Mushroom Farm in Ventura, Calif. have won their 17-year battle for a United Farm Workers union contract.
ABOUT : CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS WWW.CALISAFE.ORG (tags)
CALIFORNIA NON-PROFIT & FAMED ARTIST PARTNER TO PROTECT KIDS
Occupied Territory CA Anarchist Gathering Fresno June 04 (tags)
Occupied Territory is an anarchist gathering happeing in Fresno 2004 June 18-20. The gathering wil focus on local and regional collectives, building an autonomous village, and creating dialog for greater organization.
An Open Letter from the Arab-American and Muslim Community to the US Anti-War Movement (tags)
On March 20, 2004, the world will mobilize against war and colonial occupations. The significance of this historic day is evident to all and requires no further elaboration. The political clarity and character of this mobilization in the US, however, remains illusive.
Grocery Workers are Still Fighting (tags)
An article about the Southern California Grocery Strike/Lockout.
Misleaders’ Strategy Undermines Grocery Strike (tags)
"The strategy of relying on token informational pickets in in northern California, rather than extending the strike, is part of a loosing strategy by the UFCW bureaucrats that is defeating the strike. With a defeat in southern California it will be easy to extract concessions here. Victory will only come through real solidarity, with a militant rank and file class struggle leadership in the union that challenges the career bureaucrats for the continued life of the union!" --Steve Argue
Why we need the Endangered Species Act (tags)
Critics want the act gutted, claiming it protects "unimportant" species and halts development, but can you imagine America without the bald eagle?
ANOTHER VICTIM OF TORTURE!!!!!!!!!!!! (tags)
NEVER OFFERED ASYLUM OR THE C.A.T., ILLEGALLY DEPORTED TO THE WRONG COUNTRY, TORTURED, AND IS STILL PAYING THE PRICE...
It?s been a good year (tags)
The extreme Left has made a terrible strategic mistake shacking up with the Islamists. In one sense, they?re not as incompatible as they might appear: Islamism may be religious in origin but in its political form it is simply this decade?s brand of oppressive statism, as communism was before it. But the only question now is how deeply this strategic error infects the less insane Left. On National Public Radio the other day, Howard Dean advanced the theory that the Saudis had tipped off Bush about 9/11 in advance. When the Democratic presidential front-runner is cheerfully wearing his tinfoil hat in public, it?s no wonder the other fellows are scrambling to sound just as loopy.
Arrest Warrant Issued For Michael Jackson (tags)
Just in time to distract from the Protests in London the Presstitutes now have their excuse to not cover the London Protests. Interesting Timing.
LA Fires More Than Economic Boom (tags)
The media's distorted coverage of the well-placed and perfectly orchestrated arsons.
GOP Proven Wrong: Diesel emissions cut 90% with cheap tech (tags)
Santa Clara VTA chose the ADEC System for the bus demonstration program over other retrofit technologies partially due to its low cost and successful implementation on City of Houston diesel vehicles.
The ELF are Murders and Terrorists (tags)
ELF and Anarchists are responsible for California fires
Fiddling while Rome burns (tags)
America produces a quarter of the world's carbon dioxide emissions, the population has risen by 100 million since 1970 and when an area three times the size of Britain was recently opened up for mining, drilling, logging and road building, no one took much notice. What does the Bush administration do? It ignores all attempts to curb environmental damage. In a major investigation that took him from the Salton Sea in California to Crooked Creek in Florida, Matthew Engel reports on how America is ravaging the planet
All the President's votes? (tags)
A quiet revolution is taking place in US politics. By the time it's over, the integrity of elections will be in the unchallenged, unscrutinised control of a few large - and pro-Republican - corporations. Andrew Gumbel wonders if democracy in America can survive
Rutgers Palestine Conference Report (tags)
Rutgers Palestine Conference Report
UK Independent reports Republicans use E-voting systems to steal elections (tags)
If much of the worry about vote-tampering is directed at the Republicans, it is largely because the big three touchscreen companies are all big Republican donors, pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into party coffers in the past few years. The ownership issue is, of course, compounded by the lack of transparency. Or, as Dr Mercuri puts it: "If the machines were independently verifiable, who would give a crap who owns them?" As it is, fears that US democracy is being hijacked by corporate interests are being fuelled by links between the big three and broader business interests, as well as extremist organisations. Two of the early backers of American Information Systems, a company later merged into ES&S, are also prominent supporters of the Chalcedon Foundation, an organisation that espouses theocratic governance according to a literal reading of the Bible and advocates capital punishment for blasphemy and homosexuality.
The Corporate Media Engineers an Election By the Numbers (tags)
Never has there ever been a more profound example of the corporate media engineering an election and yes I mean a more profound example than even election 2000.
FEELS LIKE 1938 ALL OVER AGAIN: AUSTRIA CELEBRATES ANSCHLUSS WITH CALIFORNIA (tags)
After partying the night away, Austrian dignitaries and admirers in Schwarzenegger's home region celebrated his win by claiming him anew as one of their own.
Consider That a Divorce (tags)
Total recall of Governor Gray Davis, a veteran California politician to replace him with a science fiction actor called “The Terminator.” Science fiction has become science reality in the mythical paradise that early Spanish explorers called “California.”
Greenpeace under IRS scrutiny (tags)
Greenpeace is suspected of money laundering.
Warning to California: Elect Arnold Hitler and you will be boycotted. (tags)
California will be boycotted if Arnold Hitler is elected.
Spook Alert: Ahhnold's Going Down, Ya' Losers! (tags)
Despite the best and most insidious efforts of the right-wing, the pro-republican news media, and their agents, the surveillance spooks on the IMC, California voters are smarter than the average pro-Ahhnold-supporting moron whose mentality is shaped by CNN, FuxNEws and terminator movies, and he will go down. Sorry, losers...
NYT Editorial: A Role Best Denied (tags)
Oct 4 opinion from the New York Times about the recall election.
California: Yet More Proof That Socialism Can Not Work (tags)
Let's hope the good people of California have enough sense to depose their Socialist leadership next week and get that state back on track.
Is Fantasyland about to get Terminated? (tags)
This is what I got so far but It's not good enough to convince the average Terminator fan -- a hard-working guy who probably goes to Raiders/Niners games, is definitely an action picture freak; has friends and family being massacred in Iraq because Bush lied to them, yet still thinks Bush is Patriotic AND who has the most to lose if Arnold is elected (yet will vote for him anyway).
$100,000 Donation trumps 400 Violations (tags)
Sierra Club spokesman Carl Zichella said the $100,000 donation from Tim Blixseth's developement company demonstrates Schwarzenegger's insensitivity to the environment. "I can see one violation or even a handful on a single project, but more than 400? You really have to be trying to violate so many environmental laws."
POLLS SCHMOLLS (tags)
Despite the Southern California news media's insistence on stressing the results of CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll results, voters should be skeptical about what is going on with the recall election.
CENTRAL VALLEY INDYMEDIA CENTER (tags)
An Indymedia center for the Central Valley in California came one step closer to reality at a meeting held last night in Modesto.
OPEN LETTER TO DIANE FEINSTEIN (tags)
Sherman's situation remains of critical concern. Please take a moment and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the signature list.
ADD YOUR NAME TO FEINSTEIN'S LETTER (tags)
Sherman's situation remains of critical concern. Please take a moment and e-mail your signature to email@example.com
"LET PETER DEBATE" CAMPAIGN LAUNCH (tags)
The forms to send the letters are on the site - www.votecamejo.org/ - please do so and spread this message around.
Fields of Hunger: Lives of the Fresno Farmworkers (tags)
IMPORTANT UPDATE ON SHERMAN AUSTIN (tags)
Sherman's situation remains of critical concern
FBI searches computers at Caltech library in SUV arson probe (tags)
FBI agents seeking a self-proclaimed arsonist searched computers at the California Institute of Technology for clues into fires set at four Southern California car dealerships.
Oprah and Maria and Arnold: A Softball Disgrace (tags)
We wanted Oprah to ask Arnold Schwarzenegger the tough questions. She didn't.
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS WWW.CALISAFE.ORG PRESENTS STDENTS WITH GREEN FLAGS (tags)
California Safe Schools Coalition awards four Los Angeles schools for outstanding environmental work.
SATURDAY NOON: Protesters to Hit Arnold Again (tags)
SATURDAY NOON: BEFORE ARNOLD GOES ON OPRAH TO HELP CLOSE HIS ‘GENDER GAP’ CODEPINK WILL JOIN OTHERS WITH A PROTEST OUTSIDE THE CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTY CONVENTION WHILE HE SPEAKS
California Gov Candidate Debate Audio - Camejo, Huffington and Bustamante (tags)
Sept. 9, 2003 debate featuring Peter Camejo, Arianna Huffington and Cruz Bustamante // Two mp3 files // Pacifica Radio coverage, broadcast live on KPFA, KPFK and KFCF
white supremacist patriarchal laughingstock beginning to anger the common people..... (tags)
The "special interests" behind Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign (tags)
While Schwarzenegger has criticized Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante for taking money from unions and Indian tribes, the Republican candidate has collected at least $2.5 million from individual donors, attorneys, business interests, venture capitalists and California companies. Some of them employ full-time lobbyists in Sacramento.
Bustamante finds a very slimy way to bypass campaign finance laws (tags)
It looks like Cruz "Joe Lieberman for President" Bustamante has found a very slimy way to use the millions of dollars in dirty money he's been raking in from the casino interests here in California.
Arnold Schwarzenegger EGGED at Cal State Long Beach!!! (tags)
The students of CSULB today gave Arnold Schwarzenegger a hefty welcoming. The Austrian born actor believes that his fame and fortune can catapult him to become the Governor of California. Well, today he got an Egg in the face....
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION - WWW.CALISAFE.ORG (tags)
Created most stringent pesticide policy in nation for schools. Policy has become model for school districts and communities throughout the United States.
How Quebec Almost Saved Iraq (tags)
It was a great day when Canada’s Québécois Prime Minister Jean Chrétien held a press conference at his offices in Ottawa and declared, “The Canadian military will do everything it can to assist in the American-led intervention in Iraq.” “I ask Allah to save me from the wrath of Dudley Do-Right,” Hussein reportedly told his Imam.
I care! (tags)
"We must learn to be practical."
British press reports Schwarzenegger’s groping and affair with former child actress (tags)
The British media reports on Schwarzenegger's gropings and affair with a former Little House on the Prairie actress. Meanwhile, the U.S. media continues to ignore reports of the Groping Governor Wannabe’s extramarital affairs and groping sessions.
Affirmative Action for Whites? (tags)
Do our white American brothers and sisters really want to end Affirmative Action (for them)? As this author reassesses his life in comparison to an African-American colleague, one might gleam that while reaping the benefits of racism has entered its most insidious stage whites must ask themselves "Might I actually be racist?"
Poll: Who is your candidate for the California Recall Election? (tags)
Vote early, vote often...
POWER OUTAGE TRACED TO DIM BULB IN WHITE HOUSE (tags)
The Tale of The Brits Who Swiped 800 Jobs From New York, Carted Off $90 Million, Then Tonight, Turned Off Our Lights
Another 'Tour de Force' Article from Ann Coulter (tags)
California: The Democrat's Laboratory. The host organism dies.
The Republican Recall Hits California (tags)
The "Terminator" Becomes Bush's Weapon of Mass Destruction: Anatomy of a Heist An Overview of California's Gubernatorial Recall Election, Candidates, and Ballot Propositions from a Progressive Viewpoint
Nader endorses Green Party candidate Peter Camejo for governor (tags)
Appearing at the Green Party's San Francisco headquarters, Nader said California voters should take advantage of the unprecedented recall, calling it "a great opportunity for people to rethink their role in a democratically governed system." He said Camejo understood the state's fiscal crisis better than other candidates.
A Racist for Governor? (tags)
Un Racista para Gobernador? (tags)
Schwarzenegger's Nazi Problem: why won't he repudiate Kurt Waldheim? (tags)
Here's a question Jay Leno forgot to ask Arnold Schwarzenegger when he announced his candidacy for governor of California on last night's Tonight Show: "Will you renounce your support for Kurt Waldheim?"
A Revolutionary View of the California Recall and Bipartisan Budget Crisis (tags)
Don’t Throw Your Vote Away by Giving It to the Democrats or the Republicans! OUT WITH THEM ALL! DON’T VOTE YES OR NO ON THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNORS RECALL The Recall is a Trap to Make Workers Pay for the Capitalist Crisis! VOTE FOR THE SOCIALIST CANDIDATE C.T. WEBER for GOVERNOR! PEACE & FREEDOM PARTY Organize Now to Build a Workers Party!
Jack Grisham for California Governor! (tags)
Jack Grisham, frontman of old school punk band TSOL is running for governor.
The Strongest Men In America (tags)
Arnold and Colin: A Contrast in Options
The governator (tags)
He is a barely articulate, pumped-up bodybuilder with a cupboard full of skeletons. But could it be that Arnold Schwarzenegger was always destined for a career in politics? And if he becomes governor of California next month, is the White House next?
Recall of Gov Davis Guaranteed on Oct 7 (tags)
With the California Supreme Court's rejection on 8/7/03 of all the lawsuits attacking the recall election of 10/7/03, the recall of the worst governor in California history, Gray Davis, and the effective demise of one capitalist party in California, the Democrats, is guaranteed.
Even Republicans are calling Schwarzenegger a liar – just one day into his campaign (tags)
Just one day into his campaign for governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger is being called a liar, Hollywood opportunist and con man. And that’s just by fellow Republicans.
The death of the lesser of two evils: if not Camejo, then Flynt! (tags)
When Real Politics gloriously and excitingly raises its head in the recall effort, many leftists bleat nervously about Republican plots, and the need to rally to the Democratic Party and its man in Sacramento.
Harvey Rosenfeld v. Gov Davis on Davis' Anti-Consumer Law (tags)
Harvey Rosenfeld, the author of the pro-consumer Prop 103 re auto insurance, may run for governor on the Recall Gray Davis ballot, because Davis just signed a pro-insurance auto bill that effectively violates Prop. 103.
GOVERNOR DAVIS SIGNS CALIFORNIA'S HISTORIC GENDER IDENTIY RIGHTS BILL (tags)
Landmark Measure by San Francisco Assemblyman Mark Leno is first of three LGBT Bills to Reach Davis' Desk
Vote "NO" on Proposition 54 (tags)
Since Proposition 54's passage will make it much more difficult to fight and attack all forms of racism, segregation, and discrimination in general, I think we should call it for what it truly is: the Institutionalized Racism Protection Act of 2003.
Kucinich California Tour (tags)
Democratic Presidential Candidate, Congressman Dennis Kucinich will appear and speak at the following California events:
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION JOINS PATAGONIA TO HONOR RELL SUNN (tags)
RELL SUNN WAS A PIONEER IN WOMEN'S SURFING. SHE PASSED AWAY AFTER A BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER. "HEART OF THE SEA" A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HER LIFE WILL BE SCREENED AT 7:00PM, THURSDAY JULY 31ST, 2003.
TOTAL RECALL (tags)
Let's transform the "Recall Davis" campaign into one of "Total Recall" of all Democratic and Republican candidates.
Nurses Vs. Tenet Healthcare (tags)
7/24/03 Business Week reported: Neither the blazing sun nor the rush-hour traffic could deter the angry knot of nurses who gathered on July 23 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, site of Tenet Healthcare's (THC ) annual shareholder meeting. The nurses -- some wearing black bandanas across their mouths -- were protesting Tenet's efforts to prevent the California Nurses Assn. from unionizing some of its hospitals. "We're California nurses!" they chanted. "Mighty, mighty nurses! We will not be silenced!"
There is NO deficit (tags)
The Biggest Shell Game For Theft In This World's History!
Election Frauder Willie Brown Supports Death Penalty Democrat Gov Davis (tags)
Election Frauder "mayor" Willie Brown of San Francisco, who sits in office with 40% of the vote plus election fraud, and is known for being anti-tenant and anti-public power, showed up at a unity rally on July 19, 2003 for his equally reactionary friend, Gov. Gray Davis, who is best known for promoting the death penalty, prisons and private power, all good reasons to recall this worst governor in California history.
WAM 20th Anniversary Exhibit (tags)
Exhibit of women artists group be held at California State University, Long Beach from September 14-18, 2003
Coffee House Teach-Ins gets grants to keep hope alive... (tags)
teachins continue after grants awarded to Coffee House Teach-Ins
BTL:Move to Recall California Gov. Gray Davis Ignores GOP Role in... (tags)
...Energy Companies' Robbing of State's Consumers. Interview with Tyson Slocum, research director of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Program, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
1,401,285 for Recall of Gov Davis (tags)
1,401,285 signatures as of 7/12/03 have been collected to recall the worst governor in California's history, Gov. Davis, who has cost the taxpayers millions of dollars to pay for prison-concentration camps, the death penalty and private power.
"Terminator 3" plays in Baghdad (tags)
Hasta la vista... sanity
...Section 1102 of the (CA) State Labor Code, [ ] unambiguously prohibits employers from interfering with the political activity of their employees.
Less than one in a million (tags)
Caucasian heterosexual women (even including I..V. drugs users) represent an 'AIDS' risk of only about ONE IN A MILLION or less. In California last year there were only 79 cases.
ArroyoFest 6-15 (tags)
Come out for ArroyoFest
We Speak America Screening (tags)
California Tomorrow would like to announce the LA debut of "We Speak America"
Splitting The Sky Speaking Tour in LA ! (tags)
Splitting the Sky May, 2003, California Speaking Tour
Libertarians says Smog Danger is a lot of Hot Air (tags)
Free Market analysts claim that the the American Lung Association 2003 "State of the Air" report is designed to generate alarming headlines and encourage charitable donations, but not to provide the media and the public with accurate information on air pollution.
FUCK ISRAEL THE COST OF ISRAEL (ARTICLE FROM CS MONITOR) (tags)
WHAT IS THE COST OF ISRAEL TO THE US FIND OUT HERE IN AN ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR (CS MONITOR)
LOS ANGELES EXPERTS DISCUSS WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION (tags)
Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles is hosting a Town Hall meeting on the intersection between terrorism and weapons of mass destruction in our lives. These issues are raised in Avoiding Armageddon, the PBS series from Ted Turner Documentaries that just aired on KCET. Avoiding Armageddon presented an global look at the dramatic human stories that convey the terrible consequences of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, their connection with terrorism, as well as the hope that the world can still choose to avoid Armageddon.
SINGLE MOM SPEARHEADS SPRAY FIGHT (tags)
LA Unified creates model pesticide policy for the nation with help from California Safe Schools.
IRANIAN AWARNESS WEEK - ART & POETRY TODAY!! (tags)
Oakland antiwar protest gets ugly (tags)
OAKLAND, California (CNN) -- Police used "sting balls," wooden projectiles and bean bags Monday to control a crowd of about 600 antiwar demonstrators attempting to block two gates leading to a large shipping company at the Port of Oakland.
New site launched
Republican Party Behind California's Budget Woes (tags)
Republican Party's behind California's budget problems leading to major assaults on education, particularly at community colleges
DAY OF BOMBING ACTION INFO (tags)
George W. Bush has issued his ultimatum. War is imminent. Now more than ever are We the People compelled to come out and voice our opposition to this dangerous unilateral invasion. Please join one of the vigils below on the day the bombing starts - it won't be too late:
PEACE & FREEDOM PARTY REGAINS BALLOT STATUS (tags)
California now has a peace party back on the ballot!!!
Global Women's Strike Organizers to Confront LA Times Editors (tags)
Reprint of a PRESS ADVISORY from March 10, 2003
ARAB-AMERICAN SAVAGELY BEATEN BY RACISTS IN CALIFORNIA (tags)
A preview of what is to come in America....
Actor Oscar Action (tags)
"Plainly For Peace" Citizens for World Peace is calling on all Academy Awards Ceremony participants who oppose a war on Iraq to dress "Plainly for Peace" (jeans, t-shirts, tennies) on Oscar night, March 23, 2003.
Photos from Taco Bell Convergence 2-28 (tags)
Rally at Taco Bell Corporate Headquarters, Irvine California. Photos from yesterdays Taco Bell Convergence
Photos from Taco Bell Convergence 2-28 (tags)
Rally at Taco Bell Corporate Headquarters, Irvine California. Photos from Yesterdays Taco Bell Convergence
Photos from Taco Bell Convergence 2-28 (tags)
Rally at Taco Bell Corporate Headquarters, Irvine California. Photos today at the Taco Bell Convergence that over 1,000 people attended.
300-400 March in Ventura (tags)
Ventura California, On Sat Feb 15th, 300-400 folks met up at Plaza Park and moved down Main St.
SPFPA America's Union for Security Professionals (tags)
SPFPA ANNOUNCES NEW STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN : RESPECT FOR CALIFORNIA SECURITY PROFESSIONALS
THE STAGING OF 911 (tags)
Nobody will ever find out the real criminals behind the scenes.
On the US arrests of Middle Eastern immigrants. (tags)
On the Mass Arrests of Middle Eastern immigrants in California The language of fascism is always cloaked in subterfuge. And it is just this sort of duplicitous language that the U.S. government is employing to describe the mass arrest -- under the dishonest pretext of 'voluntary registration' -- of hundred, perhaps thousands of Middle Eastern men, many of them Iranians, in the last week in California.
Watered-Down Rights (tags)
The needs of the few apparently outweigh the needs of the many when it comes to quenching California's thirst
EMERGENCY: Protest in Long Beach over Student tuition increase (tags)
Protest in Long Beach. 8 a.m. on Monday, December 16 at the Chancellor’s Office located at 400 Golden Shore Avenue in downtown Long Beach.
This Will Make You Angry (tags)
Article about anger is the fuel for activism and social change. Focuses on prison issues and hip-hop activism.
Event In Westwood: Beyond War On Iraq / Scott Ritter and others / TODAY!! (tags)
Important gathering today. Here's the details
BTL:Bush Administration, Working with Auto Industry... (tags)
...Attacks California's Clean Air Standards.Interview with Daniel Becker, of the Sierra Club conducted by Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus.
did CIA fake terror bombings i philippines? (tags)
remember lavon affair in 1954? Has US done something similar here?
SPFPA America's Union for Security Professionals (tags)
Security Officers Win Major Training Increase to Protect Building Tenants, Public
LA Transgenders Mourn Gwen, Scorn Corporate Media Coverage (tags)
Hundreds of Transgenders and straight & gay allies marched in memory og slain teen Gwen last night in Hollywood; speakers scorned press coverage of the murder, and the memorial.
Muslim Public Affairs Council's Profiles of California Candidates (tags)
MPAC cannot endorse candidates, but it will provide a profile of the candidates running for constitutional offices in the state of California. The profiles include races for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and Superintendent for Public Instruction. MPAC analysts took a close look on the candidates' stands on civil liberties, education, homelessness, and labor:
Will Gubinatorial Candidate Camejo Do Better Than Any Green So Far? (tags)
GREEN PARTY MAYOR SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT -- CAMEJO COULD MAKE HISTORY ON TUESDAY!!!
Catellus: The Octopus Reborn (tags)
This story is part of a series I am publishing in Indymedia that exposes the largest case of insider trading ever exposed. I am writing it under a penname as it is very dangerous.
PARENTS GAIN "RIGHT TO KNOW" (tags)
PARENTS GAIN RIGHT TO KNOW OF TOXIC EXPOSURE
Big Socal Green Party Rally, Sunday (tags)
This is the final Southern California rally for the Green Party, Free!
PROTEST OF NEARLY 100,000 IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (tags)
PROTEST OF NEARLY 100,000 IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE (tags)
Created most stringent pesticide policy at LA UNIFIED School District (2nd largest school district in nation) Policy has become model for the nation.
PROTEST OF NEARLY 100,000 IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (tags)
PROTEST OF NEARLY 100,000 IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Ballots across the West promise Power to the people (tags)
Public ownership of electric power is an idea whose time has come – at least in San Francisco, Las Vegas and in the Big Sky state of Montana. Voters in these western locales have a chance to vote Nov. 5 for ballot questions that open the way for city or state takeover or buyout of private utility companies.
Bukowski & Event (tags)
LITERARY L.A. GANG TO GATHER FOR A “BUKOWSKI &” EVENT THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 7, 5 p.m.
Water for All: Stopping Privatization in California and Beyond (tags)
Both locally and globally, campaigns to stop water privatization are gaining momentum. In California, there was a big victory against the Cadiz proposal to subsidize a private company to tap native underground Mojave desert water and sell it back to the public.
Weekly Orange County Anti-War Demo (tags)
Every Friday scores of people gather in Costa Mesa, California to express their opposition to war without end.
MWD Rejects Cadiz Water Project - HOORAY! (tags)
A controversial proposal to store water beneath the Mojave Desert for use in Southern California was killed Tuesday by the Metropolitan Water District. The MWD board voted by a slight margin to not proceed with the $150 million project by Santa Monica-based agricultural company Cadiz Inc.
Peter Miguel Camejo in Riverside (tags)
The Green Party of Riverside County presents Peter Miguel Camejo Candidate for Governor of California
"Columbus Day" Protest (tags)
See below for details, please.
"Columbus Day" Protest (tags)
Protest Columbus Day at San Juan Capistrano Mission on October 12 from 10AM-12:30 PM, followed by a presentation about Columbus' and the Missionaries crimes!
Stop Water Privatization in So Cal: Stop Cadiz Without Delay!!! (tags)
Stop Water Privatization in So Cal/Save the Desert: the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) is going to consider the first part of the approval process for the Cadiz project on Tues, Oct 8, so tell them to save taxpayers' money and "STOP CADIZ WITHOUT DELAY!"
Protest Columbus Day at the San Juan Capistrano Mission (tags)
Protest Columbus Day at San Juan Capistrano Mission on October 12 from 10AM-12:30 PM, followed by a presentation about Columbus' and the Missionaries crimes!
Davis Vetoes "Just Dissent" bill! (tags)
Governor Davis vetoed the Just Dissent legislation.
URGENT -- Protect CA renters! (tags)
Call the Governor and ask him to sign AB2330! Protect California renters!
photo of missle near Santa Barbara, California (tags)
just a photograph I found
California at a Crossroad? (tags)
There are many economic indications that the U.S.A. Titanic may be on the brink of sinking. Will California go down with it, or is it time for us in Cali to break away and become a lifeboat?
Tenants Are Taking Charge in California (tags)
A new movement is building across the state of California in response to one of the most severe housing crises in the Country.
NOON TODAY: UFW Rally in Downtown LA (tags)
TODAY - rally with the UFW at Governor Davis's LA office and urge him to sign SB 1736.
FEDS TO INDICT RAISETHEFIST.COM WEBMASTER (tags)
Bush Protested in Santa Anna and Dana Point!! (tags)
Protest against Corporate Monarch Bush!!!!
CALL FOR AN INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE LONG BEACH/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ANARCHIST MOVEMEN (tags)
About the Heroic Struggle of Maclovio Rojas in Tijuana (tags)
SQUATTING, REPRESSION AND RESISTANCE: THE CRIMINAL CODE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR LAND IN BAJA CALIFORNIA
Ish Flory, A lifetime champion of equality (tags)
In Chicago the month of August is a special time for the residents of the South Side. Every year on the second Saturday of that month the community celebrates its past, its present and its future with a huge outdoor party kicked off by the Bud Billiken parade.
Ski Resort Cleanup (tags)
Southern California Skiers/Boarders Will Breathe Easier Under Diesel Exhaust Cleanup Plan
BUSH GETS IT WRONG ON SENATE WELFARE BILL (tags)
CALIFORNIA WELFARE RECIPIENTS AND WELFARE RIGHTS ADVOCATES AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT ON BUSH SPEECH In a speech earlier today in Charleston, South Carolina, President Bush commented on the welfare reauthorization bill currently before the Senate. Shane Murphy Goldsmith, Organizer, National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support California Campaign, reacted to the President’s remarks:
Gov Davis says state won't divest Israeli holdings (tags)
Gov. Davis apparently feels that California should continue to support the apartheid policies of Israel. Apparently Davis is unaware of the racist similarities between Israel and the apartheid poliices of South Africa.
Marijuana club faces property seizure (tags)
The Department of Justice ( news - web sites) is working to seize the real estate assets of a gay-run pot club in West Hollywood, Calif.
Gov Davis Joins Fascist Bandwagon for Illegal Pledge of Allegiance (tags)
KPFA Morning News reported on June 28, 2002 that Democratic Gov Gray Davis is having the California attorney general file a brief opposing the excellent Church/State separation ruling tossing the religious, fascist Pledge of Allegiance. DO NOT EVER VOTE FOR THIS FASCIST GOVERNOR.
Hip Hop benefit show in Long Beach against Police Repression! (tags)
Day of Direct Action Against the DEA (tags)
Thursday, June 6th, there will be demonstrations at DEA offices throughout the nation, letting the DEA know that we will not stand by as they attempt to deny patients' rights to medical marijuana. In L.A. County specifically, activists will be present at the DEA office located at 255 E. Temple Street in Los Angeles. The protests begin at noon.
UCR Attacking Women of Color (tags)
Recent incidents at the campus of the University of California at Riverside show increasing bigotry toward women of color.
Proof the CA Energy Crisis was Corporate Manipulation/Theft (tags)
Probably no one reading the LA-IMC newswire will be surprised by this -- but here's (some of) the proof that last year's California Energy Crisis was thoroughly manipulated by the unregulated, parasitic energy corporations. A similar story was on the front page of today's (5-7-02) LA Times and the New York Times also had a lead article on the matter. Sorry for re-posting corporate media here, but I think it's important for this to be accessible on the LA-IMC newswire for posterity's sake. BTW, Pacifica Radio's Democracy NOW! had an excellent segment this morning about this as well.
May Day Protest at Pasadena City College: Dolores Huerta Supports Campus Labor (tags)
300 students, staff, and faculty march in solidarity with workers around the world on May 2.
Demonstration tomorrow at 4 pm (tags)
Protest poor school conditions and racially-discriminatory standardized tests! Demonstration - Coalition for Educational Justice Thursday, April 18, 4:00pm Washington High School, 108th and Denker
Taco Bell boycott March (tags)
This is a collection of photos from the Taco Bell Boycott March in Irvine, California- March 11, 2001 Feel free to reproduce these photos for any non profit use. I only ask that you render photo credit when using. "A Chuck Anderson Photo".
A blog is born (tags)
Politics in the Zeroes Political musings, California and otherwise http://www.bomoco.com/blog
Taco Bell Cheap Tomatoes = Farmworker Injustice (tags)
Tomato pickers from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers have arrived in Southern California in advance of their demonstration on March 11th at Taco Bell World Headquarters in Irvine California. Art & props for the demonstration were made today on the UCLA campus.
Taco Bell Cheap Tomatoes = Farmworker Injustice (tags)
Tomato pickers from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers have arrived in Southern California in advance of their demonstration on March 11th at Taco Bell World Headquarters in Irvine California. Art & props for the demonstration were made today on the UCLA campus.
"Life is not a Baseball Game" -- The Fight Against Three Strikes (tags)
More than 300 people attended a march in Westwood today to show their opposition to California's Three Strikes law. The march was led by the Aztec Dancers. It was organized by Families to Amend California's Three Strikes, which can be reached at (213) 746-4844.
1.5 Hours to Vote in California (tags)
You have 1.5 hours to vote. It is election day in California, March 5, 2002. If you have not voted, grab your voter's pamphlets and run to your polling place right now. Your polling place is stated on your mailing label on your County booklet. You can also vote at City Hall or County Registrar of Voters. Your City Hall is listed in your phone book and usually, so is your county registrar. The county registrar is also listed in your California voter pamphlet, pp. 56-57 and at http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/elections_ppl.htm
3/5 California Election Day (tags)
It is election day in California, March 5, 2002. If you have not voted, grab your voter's pamphlets and run to your polling place right now. Your polling place is stated on your mailing label on your County booklet. You can also vote at City Hall or County Registrar of Voters. Your City Hall is listed in your phone book and usually, so is your county registrar. The county registrar is also listed in your California voter pamphlet, pp. 56-57 and at http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/elections_ppl.htm
J-Towns See Hope (tags)
Copied from the AZine. Information about Prop 40, a ref. that includes provisions to fund cultural preservation.
Downsize CSU Administration! (tags)
It's time to cut the state budget that's only fattening a (very) few hogs feeding at the public trough!
California lawmakers: Arrest Enron execs (tags)
Houston workers demand justice WASHINGTON – A committee of the California State Senate has demanded that Kenneth Lay and other Enron officials be brought to California to stand trial for contempt for refusing to testify before a California Senate Committee investigating “manipulation of the energy market.”
Enron's man to investigate the Enron-engineered California energy crisis (tags)
Let's see now -- the Chairman of FERC was previously appointed by G.W. to the Texas state utility commission -- at the behest of Enron -- and now he's going to "investigate" Enron's activity in California. And how many Enron-Bushies are among the SEC, CFTC and Justice Dept. "investigators" who will join FERC in this little P.R. show?
TACO BELL TRUTH TOUR COMES TO LA (tags)
Florida Farm Workers Leave Soon On Nationa Truth Tour! The fifteen city caravan ends with a huge rally at Taco Bell corporate headquarters in Irvine March 11 JOIN IN THE ORGANIZING! Support Farm Worker Justice.....L.A. meeting is February 20th at 7:00 p.m.
Time to Smash Facism Again (tags)
Anti-immigrant morons to skewer Mexicans...let's counter-protest!
COALITION SEEKS TO PRESERVE CALIFORNIA'S ANCIENT TREES (tags)
California’s old-growth trees, some over 16 feet in diameter, are still being cut down daily. The Campaign For Old-Growth is sponsoring the Old-Growth Tree Preservation Initiative which will protect our remaining ancient forest ecosystems. We need your help to win. Please call 213-484-4474 to volunteer or to make your tax-deductible donation to the campaign.
Green Party Press Conference: Peter Camejo (tags)
Peter Camejo, Green Party candidate for governor of California, discusses Gray Davis' so-called "power crisis" and the prospects for Green candidates when both parties have demonstrated that they service their corporate donors at the expense of their communities. Recorded at California's Green Party plenary, UCLA, 1/20/02.
2002 Cal Gov Race: Energy Crisis Hoax (tags)
The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) issued a 58-page repot, entitled "Hoax: How Deregulation Let the Power Industry Steal $71 Billion From California," showing that the contrived California "energy crisis" of one year ago was a coordinated plan with the Legislative votes for taxpayer bailouts of the energy companies, as FTCR pointed out at the time. The report is in PDF format at:http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/utilities/rp/rp002169.pdf
Yucca Mountain OK Means Nuclear Waste Moving Through CA & LA (tags)
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham approved a long-stalled proposal to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. But that's not just bad for Nevada, it's bad for people in almost every state in the union--and California is no exception, according to Public Citizen.
2002 Cal Gov race: Bye Gray Davis! (tags)
Happy New Year! The 2002 California Governor's race is starting its engines now that the year has finally arrived when we can and will make the worst governor in California's history, Democrat Gray Davis, a one-term governor, and in so doing, finally cast the twin party of capitalism with the Republicans, namely the California Democratic Party, into the dustbin of history, hopefully soon followed by the Republican Party
CA Appeals Court Rules DeCSS Legal (tags)
A California Appeals Court overturns a lower trial courts DeCSS injunction, ruling it a violation of First Amendment
Rumsfeld & Tribune/LA Times History--Part I (tags)
Rumsfeld sat on Tribune media conglomerate board and Tribune's LA Times subsidiary has a history of being a pro-war propaganda instrument
Protest DEA Bust of Cannabis Resource Center (tags)
The DEA raided the Cannabis Resource Center, SoCal's best source of medical marijuana. Protest Friday 2PM at West Hollywood City Hall.
State Worker Solidarity (tags)
SUPPORT California State Workers In Their Struggle For A Contract
Gray Davis: No Compassion for Dying Prisoners (tags)
CHARISSE SHUMATE DIES IN PRISON ON AUGUST 4 AFTER GOVERNOR DAVIS IGNORES DIRECTIVE TO GRANT HER COMPASSIONATE RELEASE
Then darn Nazi's in Anahiem (tags)
ARA reorganizing to create an active LA chapter. And there is some stuff to respond to.
Medea Benjamin on the Energy Crisis: For Public Power! -- SCADA conference, 6-24 (tags)
Medea Benjamin provides a brilliant, succinct critique of California's energy crisis; and makes a clarion call for public power. From the Southern California Americans for Democratic Action (SCADA) conference in Los Angeles on June 24, 2001.
PACIFICA ACTION: Join Rally against Ken Ford (tags)
Tuesday, July 10: Join actions against National Board member Ken Ford
California Reamin' (tags)
"Energy Plan" as political payback for California, not just paycheck for Bush backers.
Bigots in California celebrate deaths of Mexican immigrants. (tags)
More than a dozen Mexicans perished in the desert this week due to the get-tough border policies implemented by Clinton and continued by Bush. In response, Anti-Mexican bigots in California blamed the victims, celebrated their deaths, and took the occasion to threaten future militia violence. See and respond to their comments on this board:
UCSD students at FTAA Protest (bilingüe) (tags)
Foto de estudiantes de la Universidad de California en San Diego (localizado en La Jolla), demostrando solidaridad y protestan contra el ALCA tambien.... Picture of University of California, San Diego (in La Jolla) students protesting against the FTAA in San Diego, and showing their solidarity in protest against the FTAA
Democracy Not Plutocracy (bilingüe) (tags)
Democracia no Plutocracia es lo que pidieron los protestantes contra el ALCA en la frontera entre San Ysidro California, y Tijuana Baja California, Democracy and not Plutocracy is what the protestors against the FTAA being signed in Quebec that day were protesting at the border between San Ysidro, CA USA and Tijuana Baja California, MExico
NIKE FACTORY SD-FTAA protest (tags)
picture of the cops protecting the Nike Factory outlet store in the San Ysidro Border in San Diego, California, foto de los policias de San Diego protegiendo a su adorada Tienda de Nike en la frontera de San Ysidro en San Diego, California
California:Lights Out Again (tags)
The California Independent System Operator (California ISO) ordered rolling blackouts on Monday, hitting some 250,000 to 300,000 customers
Border Evidence - Maclovio Rojas (tags)
Border action ends a20 weekend with plans for the future.
The authentic map of California history (tags)
This land was in the care of the native peoples, who were pushed out in the westward expansion of the 19th century. Today there are still many tribes in South West California.
MALDEF sends threat to La Voz de Aztlan over article on La Raza/Jewish Relations (tags)
Los Angeles - April 2, 2001 -(ACN) La Voz de Aztlan received a threat over the weekend from the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) because of an editorial published recently with the title: "La Raza and Jews on Collision Course in Alta California." Thomas A. Saenz, National Senior Counsel of MALDEF, sent a strongly worded message that requested La Voz de Aztlan cease from publishing articles on Jews in California besides asking for a public apology for our comments previously published on the subject.
La Raza and Jews on Collision Course in Alta California (tags)
There are now significant signs of an impending collision between La Raza and Jews in California. The signs were first manifested during the state's 1998 election primary when a Mexicano defeated the Jewish candidate Richard Katz in the state's 20th Senate District and when the wealthy Jew, Ron Unz, was successful in having an anti-bilingual education initiative approved by the state's electorate. The battle lines between Mexicanos and Jews in California have been drawn and they have been drawn most clearly in the City of Los Angeles.
re: counter CCIR protests in L.A. Feb. 10th (tags)
"California Coalition for Immigration Reform" holding a rally in L.A. on Feb. 10 at the federal building in Westwood
J10-12 Monterey, California (WTO) CONGRESSIONAL FORUM ON TRADE POLICY (tags)
The Third Annual MONTEREY CONGRESSIONAL FORUM ON TRADE POLICY January 10 – 12, 2001 at the Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey, California
Demonstration in Sacramento Calls for Overhaul of U.S. Electoral System (tags)
Over 200 protestors gathered in California's Capitol today to demonstrate against the casting of electoral votes by the state's electors. Charging that the system has become utterly corrupt, demonstrators raised issues from abolishing the Electoral College to racist election policies. Police remained peaceful, and there were no arrests.