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The true history of the fbi (tags)
This report reveals the true and real murderous agency that calls itself the fbi.
Information about GERAL SOSBEE (tags)
Here is additional data on me.
Obituary - Robert G Tronge (tags)
Robert Tronge, 37 of Paducah Kentucky, passed away at Hiland Cottage in Paducah KY, September 12, 2015. Born in Kalamazoo Michigan on January 12, 1978, Robert was the son of Bob and Linda Tronge.
Chair à canon, chair à entreprise (tags)
Apprendre à commander, apprendre à obéir...
May 2016 Honduras coup update (tags)
Its been a heavy month in Honduras. A resistance activist Tomás was murdered on May day in Tegucigalpa. There have been lots of attacks against people who are part of Copinh or who accompany copinh, whether as a member and activist, journalist, or international observers. There were definitely no shortage of gunshots this month courtesy of the state (mostly in evictions against farmers) and of companies and the state who paid hitpeople. Activists in Zacate Grande were imprisoned for being poor and breaching expensive bail conditions. High school students who opposed policy imposition faced 6 killings in 3 months, which the state is likely to dress up as gangs killing gangs.
Harvard law Student Husam El-Qoulaq calls foreign dignitary "smelly" (tags)
Proof that some not so smart students also get into harvard
Vigil for O'Day, Helen, Barry, and Carol-Ann Short, killed by racist terrorists in Fontana (tags)
January 23, 2016
FONTANA - A group of about 20 Fontana residents and local activists gathered yesterday evening outside of Randall Pepper Elementary School to commemorate the 1945 firebombing of the house owned by O'Day Short, an African-American targeted for racist violence for challenging white supremacy in the segregated city by daring to purchase a house on the south side of Baseline Avenue. Short, his wife Helen, and their two children Barry and Carol-Ann were all killed as a result of the December 16, 1945 firebombing. The incident, when eventually investigated, and even then only superficially, never led to any arrest or prosecution of any suspect, despite evidence pointing to death threats from the white real estate agent who sold the property and two white deputies of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.1 The vigil lasted about an hour-and-a-half, and featured words from the attendees, political discussion, and prayer.
eBook Download Mrs. Craig (Atwater Prep School Book 10) by WO Vincent (tags)
eBook Download Mrs. Craig (Atwater Prep School Book 10) by WO Vincent
Announcing TCU’s newest Entrepreneur-in-Residence: Four Day Weekend Improvisational Troupe (tags)
Four Day Weekend’s “Yes, and” philosophy will help TCU business students identify opportunities, inspire creativity, create positive outcomes, build on ideas and nurture innovation
kentucky 101 for beginners (tags)
Kentucky especially rural eastern ky is one of the poorest regions in the us. However, there are a lot of help from governmental agencies who help fund black lung clinics food pantries and health clinics. Not all people are in the poor levels.
Police State Public Education in America (tags)
August 2015 Honduras Coup Update (tags)
The August Honduras update is up, a lot has happened, young fire torch leader murdered, taxi driver leader murdered, 14 farmers imprisoned for over 39 days without bail, child of the resistance Oscar now a high school leader now singled out and arrested in a students protests and kept overnight, and so many other things. Meanwhile the hope seems to be in more people taking direct action, with the realisable dream of a general strike, rather than what is catching more attention against corruption right now
Bring Back Rafe! LA Hobart Elementary School Protest For Targeted Star Teacher (tags)
Students, parents, teachers and supporters of star teacher Raif Esquith protested at the Hobart Elementary School in LAUSD against the frame-up and bullying of Raif and other teachers by management.
WW Broad & The War On Public Education In LA (tags)
WorkWeek looks at three protests on the opening day at LAUSD and the war against public education led by the Eli Broad Foundation, Walton Foundation and other privatizers.
Pedagooogy 3000 World Tour for a New Education and Peace Alliance - Press Release (tags)
Conference to Help Teachers, Parents Learn New Tools to Educate Today’s Children, Relieve Stress, Increase Participation, Lower School Violence
Proposed US Legislation Mandating Child Vaccinations (tags)
Westport, Connecticut: "This did not feel like political protest. This felt like terrorism (tags)
Ladies luncheon stormed by anti-Israel protesters
April 2015 Honduras Coup Update (tags)
In April 2014, assassinations, disappearances, evictions, threats and harrassment continue in Honduras, while privatisations including of cities deepen, and as authorities feel pushed to have a clean human rights image to receive 'development' loans, they denigrate those who speak up about human rights violations, and point to things that don't fix the human rights situation at all as if they were great efforts that will eliminate the violations.
How is CCSA's Ref Rodriguez hiding his billionaire and ideologue contributors? (tags)
How does California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) hide the billionaires, fringe right-wingers, and extreme ideologues contributing to charter profiteer Refugio "Ref" Rodriguez and neoliberal school privatizer Tamar Galatzan's Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) campaigns?
March 2015 Honduras coup update - during high school students strikes: 4 students assassin (tags)
A monthly update of news in Honduras of political persecution, and new practices and laws imposed, etc. This month is especially horrible and full on.
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.
Cal-Davis student court strikes down anti-Israel Divestment resolution (tags)
UC Davis Aggie High Court reject BDS resolution
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
HRW and AI Blast Israeli War Crimes (tags)
Media Uses Hazing Instead of Rape in Football Locker Room Attacks (tags)
The scandal in Sayreville, NJ involving forced sodomy of young football players is being covered up at home by football fanatic parents and downplayed by the media. The media's term "hazing" is misapplied while ignoring the sexual nature of the crimes included forced sodomy. The cultural cover-up by football fanatics reeks of fascism on the local level while the media's downplay of words indicates nationalist fascism of football's Holy Grail.
Elizabeth Warren: Hold the Cheers (tags)
Are some activists star children and now indigo adults? (tags)
Many activists have higher levels of empathy and show opposition to unjust authority. The concept of star children includes indigo adults as people with souls that are from somewhere else. These individuals are often shut down by hierarchal power structures in the school, workplace and status quo politics. Though skeptics disagree with this concept, it is worth understanding the possibility of evolved humans who are able to dismantle authoritarian regimes while dreaming wide awake.
200 Youth Inspired to be Drug Free for the New School Year By Foundation for a Drug Free W (tags)
SUMMARY: Though going back to school may mean gaining new knowledge, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World is making sure students get an invaluable lesson. SUMMARY: Though going back to school may mean gaining new knowledge, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World is making sure students get an invaluable lesson.
Is AFT Pres Weingarten On The Take? (tags)
Is AFT President Randi Weingarten and other officials of the AFT/CFT and NEA/CTA taking millions of dollars from "non-profits" funded by union busters and privatizers such as the Gates Foundation, Broad Foundation and others is the question that attorney and education advocate Kathy Carroll answers
1983 children radiation seaman cadets sought toured uss Reid ffg 30 Quartermaster (tags)
High schoolers exposed to nuclear blast in 1983 from seaman cadet school. High school age toured my USN ship the uss Reid ffg 30 where I was a quartermaster and witness to a nuclear blast and later saw hot spot in pacific and have tumors and other radiation symptoms
San Pedro Born Activist Yuri Kochiyama Dies (tags)
Yuri Kochiyama, activist in the Black Liberation, Puerto Rican, and Japanese American Redress and Reparations movements, has passed on.
Here's some interesting privatization connections in regards to the LAUSD District 1 race (tags)
Epilogue to an article on the forces of neoliberalism meddling in the LAUSD District 1 Special Election that will run in the LA Progressive.
Video: Public Schools for Sale? (tags)
Preeminent education historian and public school advocate Diane Ravitch talks to Bill this week about the private sellout of public schools. The attack on public schools is an attack on democracy. Entrepreneurs see education as an industry, $500 billion yearly of taxpayer money.
International Multicultural Literary Magazine Features Armenia in Spring Issue (tags)
California Safe Schools Celebrates Pearl August Humanitarian Award Recipients (tags)
California Safe Schools Environmental Health Summit & 15th Anniversary Honors Humanitarians & Environmental Victories
On MLK Day: Racist Bullying Cover-up In Riverside Dear Coach Rice (tags)
A campaign of bullying and racist attacks on students at the Riverside John W. North High School have taken place and a cover-up of these attacks.
Honoring Lynne Stewart (tags)
Joining Forces for Education's statement on Aquino resignation (tags)
Joining Forces for Education's statement on using Broad's Jaime Aquino's resignation to push for authentic reforms
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS 15TH ANNIVERSARY & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT (tags)
Honoring Humanitarians, Environmental Victories & Future Actions to Protect Mother Earth
Villaraigosa: The Myth of The Progressive Mayor (tags)
While Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa disappointed supporters and failed to deliver any progressive policies whatsoever, he was hardly a failure to those he really serves. Indeed, for developers, real estate tycoons, billionaires, and school privatization profiteers, Villaraigosa's eight year reign was a smashing success.
Obama calls Oklahoma tornado's toll 'hard to comprehend' (tags)
Standing by a pile of debris that once was an elementary school, President Barack Obama on Sunday called the destruction last week's tornado wrought in Moore, Oklahoma, "hard to comprehend" and vowed to provide long-term federal help in rebuilding.
How Ratliff Won (tags)
clips from a blog post about an underfunded teacher beat out a well funded up-and-coming politician
Monica Ratliff for School Board (tags)
A well qualified outsider candidate deserves a chance.
CA Safe Schools Honors LA Unified & Local Heroes! (tags)
Honorees: Los Angeles Unified School District, Dr. Cathie-Ann Lippman, Maryhelen Torres, Luisa Leschin and Legendary Bob Baker.
Mistreating Palestinian Children (tags)
Destroying Public Education in Chicago (tags)
KPCC.org Gets School Board Fight Wrong (tags)
KPCC.org has a story about the controversial LAUSD school board race, but they can't even get the combatants right.
LAUSD District 2, Blowing Up (tags)
The $1 million independent expenditure from Bloomberg has a boomerang effect: the new viability of Robert Skeels for the LAUSD school board.
Robert D. Skeels: a community candidate for LAUSD School Board (tags)
Bloomberg's $1 Million for the right-wing Coalition for School Reform's corporate slush fund insults District 2 voters. Our community deserves self determination free from outside millionaire interference.
South Central Activist Runs for City Council; Tells Radical Life Story (tags)
Ron Gochez: Life Story of a City Council Candidate from South Central, High School Teacher, and Community Organizer born to an undocumented mother who fled civil war in El Salvador. 33 Minutes Audio/Photography
Applications Due February 15 for Los Angeles Beat the Odds® Scholarship Program (tags)
The Beat the Odds Scholarship and Leadership Program provides outstanding Los Angeles-area high school sophomores with scholarships and one-on-one college preparation – applications are due February 15.
Newspeak Rules: How Neoliberalism Explains the World (tags)
Originally positive terms were devalued in the last decades (social state became "welfare dictatorship") Social dislocations are charged to the impacted themselves. The scandal of poverty mutates to the scandal of the poor themselves.
Identity of Rogue Police Officer At A Santa Ana Youth Conference Revealed (tags)
Identity of Rogue Police Officer At A Santa Ana Youth Conference Revealed. The man who was seen behaving in a strange manner and recording audio at a CopWatch Santa Ana (CWSA) “Know Your Rights” workshop at a youth conference, turned out to be a SAUSD PD Sargent.
CPP condoles with victims of US school shooting (tags)
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today expressed its profound sympathies to the family and friends of the victims of the mass shooting of 26 people, including 20 young school children and teachers in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, USA last Friday.
"A Saturday Nite" (tags)
This is the story of a black man from Nigeria, who married a white British women and how they immigrated to the United States to raise a family. The events of that day have now been documented and an investigation is now underway concerning the deaths of two of the children.
From Financial Crisis to Stagnation: An Interview with Thomas Palley (tags)
"The way economies are organized and function is significantly the product of social choices, not the product of nature. Over the past thirty years we (society) have embraced a set of economic ideas..."
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.
When Ed's Burn Their Bridges, Leave Them Burned (tags)
Being involved in harassment no matter who you are or where it happens can be difficult and then some. If it's really deep it can feel as though you're in a situation with few options and/or recourse to getting your head above the problem. You can feel trapped without a clue as to whom to trust within the situation you're in, or as though there are no people you can trust or rely on. You may feel like there is no real way to survive the situation you're in, but to quit, leave, flunk out, stop, drop out or whatever applies to your situation.
The Villaraigosa and García machine's perfect gerrymander (tags)
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAUSD President Mónica García intentionally redrew the District 2 maps to remove the a large base of support from social justice schoolboard candidates.
East Jerusalem Schools: Failing Grade (tags)
Teacher X: Why I'm striking, JCB (tags)
I am willing to sacrifice an awful lot to protect the students I serve every day. I am not hurting our kids by striking, I’m striking to restore some semblance of reasonable care for students to this system.
Chicago Teachers v. Rahm Emanuel (tags)
Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes: medical school dropout, loner (tags)
The Colorado theatre shooting suspect is said to be a loner who dropped out of medical school in June this year, described himself as 'quiet and easy going' on an online rental application.
Ed Sandusky (tags)
Watching the Jerry Sandusky trial at times reminds me of when I was in college. I was at the University of Connecticut studying landscape architecture and I started experiencing discriminatory harassment. It started with one professor, and so I thought I could just ride it out as it was just comments under his breath from time to time and only when I passed him in the hallway or other times when not many people were within earshot. I just kept on going, but the harassment just kept growing in intensity and frequency.
Defend Santee High School Teacher Ron Gochez! (tags)
Ron Gochez is being targeted for termination due most likely to his political activity.
Glorifying Israel Shames Harvard (tags)
Recall Mónica García Press Conference (tags)
Activists Announce the Recall Campaign of LAUSD President Mónica García
Queer Democrats Endorse Teachers’ Union Leaders for School Boards (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality have become virtually an appendage of the local labor movements in making their 2012 election endorsements. In January they rejected progressive Congressional candidate Lori Saldaña and endorsed her moderate Democratic opponent, Scott Peters, largely on labor's say-so. In February they rated anti-marriage Catholic Juan Vargas and marriage equality defender Denise Moreno Ducheny equally "acceptable" for another Congressional seat. And in March they picked teachers' union leaders for their school board endorsements.
California Safe Schools Celebrates Fourteen Years of Protecting Schools & Communities! (tags)
The Struggle to Save Adult Education in Los Angeles (tags)
The ongoing struggle to save LAUSD Adult Education continues.
Katherine Stewart Exposes the "Good News Clubs" (tags)
They bill themselves as "nondenominational Bible study" groups for grade-schoolers, but according to investigative reporter Katherine Stewart, the Good News Clubs are just part of a broad-based campaign by the radical religious Right to turn public schools into arenas of religious conversion. They've already won virtually complete permission from the U.S. Supreme Court to run roughshod over the separation of church and state, and religious organizations — especially anti-woman, anti-Queer Fundamentalist ones — have become a 900-pound gorilla able to push themselves into any public school they want to crash.
Letter to Silver Lake NC Opposing Colocation of Micheltorena (tags)
Open Letter to Silver Lake NC Regarding motion opposing Prop 39 Colocation of Micheltorena Street ES
Protecting Sacred Sites: The Kuruvungna Springs (tags)
WEST LOS ANGELES – February 4, 2012 - Just one block South of a very urban section of Wilshire Blvd with 40 story high-rise buildings and often grid locked streets sits the Kuruvungna Springs. The Springs are on a part of the University High School campus. The Springs and the surrounding area were once the site of a Tongva village.
Even Local Businesses Support Efforts to Save LAUSD Adult Education (tags)
A week remains to save LAUSD Adult Education, a lifeline for immigrant families, impoverished communities, and students of color. Several local business have helped in the effort to save the program.
Social Justice Schools Conference by CEJ and PEAC February 2012 (tags)
What does real school transformation look like? How will we win? Real transformation is rooted in the communities that schools serve, respect the rights of all school employees, and is fully funded.
USYVL-Press Release (tags)
Registration for players and volunteers are currently open for the USYVL Spring 2012 Season.
The Real Mike Ross (tags)
Mike Ross for Maricopa County Supervisor 2012 http://mikeross.yaahosting.info/
Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions on Peaceable Assembly (tags)
Time, Place and Manner Restrictions on First Amendment Right to Peaceable Assembly (protest)
Special Oct. 24, 2011 LA Screening of The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman (tags)
A screening of The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman. Followed by a panel with special guests including Dr. Stephen Krashen. Event opens with introduction by Dr. Diane Ravitch via Skype.
Taking our schools back from the 1% is OccupyLAUSD's goal (tags)
Inspired by Occupy Movements for social and economic justice nationwide, educators and community members are planning to Occupy Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) starting Tuesday 10/18/2011.
Domestic Criminals Under Influence of Drugs Allowed To Teach At Priest River Schools (tags)
High school dropouts with extensive criminal records and known drug use allowed to be substitute teachers in Idaho. Violent Criminals stripped of gun rights teaching our children should not be allowed anywhere in America.
Five Things That #Occupy Wall Street Did Right (tags)
"Few institutions in our society are more in need of condemnation than the big banks and stockbrokers based where the critics are now camped. ?Why are people protesting Wall Street??
Videos: Mary Robinson and Thom Hartmann (tags)
Thom Hartmann speaks on "Let's keep feudalism where it belongs - in school textbooks. Mary Robinson speaks on "The War on Terror was a Mistake."
SB 48 Referendum: THE Epic Struggle for Queer Rights in California (tags)
Roland Palencia, executive director of the Queer lobbying group Equality California (EQCA), calls the radical Right's attempt to get rid of the FAIR Education Act, also known as SB 48, "the greatest threat in years to LGBT [Queer] Californians." The Act adds Queer people, people with disabilities and Pacific Islanders to the list of communities whose "role and contributions" to American and Californian history and society must be acknowledged in lessons and textbooks used by the California public schools. Radical-Right activists, including some of the same people who successfully eliminated marriage equality in California via Proposition 8, plan to make it a referendum on the very existence and legitimacy of the Queer community and will likely wage an ugly campaign based on many negative stereotypes of Queer people. Palencia's group is fighting back by setting up a broad, mostly non-Queer coalition, and he, EQCA regional field director George Zander and openly Queer San Diego Unified School District board member Kevin Beiser spoke at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club August 25 to mobilize its members to join the campaign and help organize the grand coalition.
Campaign for the Just Treatment of International Corps of Educators (tags)
Over the past decade, the United States saw a growing shortage of teachers especially in inner-city and remote rural schools. This shortage was further compounded with the increased need for highly-qualified teachers as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 mainly in core areas such as math, science and special education. In response to this shortage, school districts all over the country looked around the globe to recruit experienced and credentialed teachers to assist the country in educating its children. This was answered more than willingly by thousands of foreign teachers annually.
Gabriella Charter Corporation further encroaches Logan Street Public Elementary School (tags)
Gabriella Charter School Corporation has illegally occupied the Auditorium at Echo Park's Logan Street Elementary School, a public school.
Dire State of America's Children (tags)
"Parent" Trigger co-author Austin knew he was breaking laws while he lobbied the SBE (tags)
Criminal mastermind Ben Austin, of the Walton, Broad, and Gates Foundation funded astroturf charter school proxy group Parent Revolution, illegally and unethically influenced the passage of the so-called Parent Empowerment Act (aka parent trigger) law. Although the State Board warned Austin that his actions were in violation, he and his group were able to circumvent democracy and get their charter school market share legislation pushed through the SBE. This letter vindicates my accusations of Austin's malfeasance.
BTL:Looking to 2012 Election, Republicans Enact Voter Suppression Legislation Across the U (tags)
Interview with Wendy Weiser, director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law, conducted by Scott Harris
Tomorrow: Echo Park Moms 4 Education on KPFK 90.7 FM (tags)
Echo Park Moms 4 Education activists to appear on John Cromshow's "Politics or Pedagogy" show on KPFK 90.7 FM on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 8 PM, discussing education issues relevant to our community.
Rahm Emanuel: Chicago's War Criminal/Anti-Labor Mayor (tags)
Statement On the Plight of Filipino Teachers of Maryland?s PGCPS (tags)
Lured by the American dream, non-immigrant workers here in the US have been subjected to different forms of exploitation, manipulation and abuse. The complexities of the recruitment process are being taken advantage of by placement agencies and sometimes with the collaboration of representatives of US employers. Oftentimes foreign workers leave their country deep in debt in raising money needed to cover for exorbitant placement and other fees.
Riverside New School & Medical Center to Remain Closed (tags)
California Governor Jerry Brown has passed a new brutal austerity budget that reduces state spending by $15 billion, bringing it to its lowest level in 29 years. Among the casualties of these and previous cuts are a new high school and new hospital in Riverside, which were intended to relieve the disastrous overcrowding of the local school district and severe shortage of doctors for the region.
Almost run over by a Mesa Police Officer (tags)
I was almost run over by a kamakazi pig as I was walking across the street. When I flipped the asshole off he came back and waved his badge at me like he was going to arrest me!
OpineRegress: Matthew Yglesias' reactionary education policy pandering (tags)
I've been following the exchange regarding education policy between Rachel Levy and Matthew Ygelsias online. Ygelsias is a well known supporter of reactionary corporate education reform, despite his reputation of progressive politics. In this essay we examine those contradictions and offer some possible reasons for Ygelsias' intransigence.
Millionaires, Mendaciousness, and Miserable English Scores, the false Locke success story (tags)
Orchestrators of the Locke hostile takeover, Green Dot has in Arne Duncan's words 'Cracked the Code.' Cracked the code to poverty pimping that is. Marco Petruzzi is stacking major paper while 'graduating' students with single digit proficiency.
LAUSD's Deasy Disrespects Echo Park Moms 4 Education, but the struggle continues (tags)
Please join Echo Park Moms 4 Education in the fight to keep the Advisory Vote, the only democratic portion of LAUSD's deceptively named Public School Choice motion which gives away public schools.
State of Emergency Declared for Public School Funding (tags)
California community members, parents, and students joined teachers statewide declaring a State of Emergency caused by years of merciless budget cuts gutting public schools and social services.
The importance of this Tuesday's runoff election for school board (tags)
Tuesday's election will determine whether we have a school board member who listens to our community and parents or one beholden to the deep pocketed corporate charter school sector. If you live in LAUSD District 5, your vote matters.
Echo Park Moms leading the way. Demand your right to vote! No more LAUSD privatization wit (tags)
Echo Park Moms 4 Education lead the struggle to save the public advisory vote, the only democratic portion of LAUSD's deceptively named Public School Choice motion which gives away public schools.
California Safe Schools & LA Unified Celebrate Twelve Years of Protecting Student Health (tags)
Reformed Pesticide Policy Becomes National & International Model for Schools & Communities
FIS recommends removing the last semblance of democracy from an already undemocratic proce (tags)
LAUSD's Public School Choice is already an anti-democratic measure to give public schools away to private charter corporations. Removing the advisory vote makes PSC all the more totalitarian and entirely removes community and parental voice. Either keep the advisory votes or repeal PSC altogether. This article discusses the document LAUSD is using to justify this move.
Echo Park Moms 4 Education: URGENT - Parent Wake-Up Call on Tuesday May 10th!!! (tags)
LAUSD's Public School Choice is already an anti-democratic measure to give public schools away to private charter corporations. Removing the advisory vote makes PSC all the more totalitarian and entirely removes community and parental voice. Either keep the advisory votes or repeal PSC altogether.
Fielding a local reporter's questions about Camino Nuevo Charter Corporation's designs on (tags)
Now that Philip Anschutz's LAUSD Board Member from District 5 gave CRES #14 to CNCA Corporation, we see the true intransigence and arrogance of a CMO. For over a month we've asked CNCA to write into their charter the availability of at least a Mainstream English program in addition to their Transitional Bilingual Program. CNCA Corporation, and Yolie Flores - who promised the rest of the board she would insure it was implemented - have ignored the community. As with all corporate charters, CNCA is concerned with their bottom line alone.
Yellow Journalist Jim Newton Hails a Dubious Civil Rights Hero (tags)
In the Los Angeles Times' Jim Newton's topsy-turvy world view, oppressed and impoverished people of color just need to look to wealthy white male saviors from Beverly Hills to solve all their problems — Rudyard Kipling would have been proud.
On LAUSD's urgent need to pressure CNCA to revise the CRES #14 charter (tags)
When LAUSD V.P. Flores awarded CRES #14 to Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) against the wishes and explicit votes of the Echo Parque community, and against the express recommendation of the Superintendent, she promised she would address the grievously problematic issues with CNCA's proposal regarding their exclusive and inflexible language program. Instead, nothing has been done to resolve this major point of contention between the corporate charter school operator and the community they will soon occupy.
Community activist priorities for LAUSD versus those of Food Revolution (tags)
Recently there has been a rash of people insisting that all of LAUSD's problems could be solved by letting celebrity chefs run the proverbial show. I beg to differ.
Wheaton Congressman votes for draconian budget cuts hurting veterans, and the poor (tags)
Wheaton Congressman Peter Roskam votes for draconian budget cuts hurting veterans and the poor, as extremist Republicans and right-wing Tea Party members attack the poor, and President Obama with hate speech!
US law schools faculty members finally waking up! (tags)
Previous protests were mostly by individual law professors. The two letters show that US law school faculty members are finally finding their voice!
S.A.M.E. Rallies Against Hate Crimes, Bullying (tags)
Drawn by several recent hate assaults on Queer people in the Hillcrest and North Park areas, members and supporters of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) rallied at the North Park Community Park Saturday afternoon, March 26. The rally featured speeches by openly Queer elected officials like Assemblymember Toni Atkins and School Board member Kevin Beiser, as well as ministers and others in support of Queer equality, but the most moving statements came from people who’d been on the receiving end of anti-Queer violence or bullying themselves: S.A.M.E. member René Torres, high school student Maya Conti and North Park resident Jacob Harshbarger, who wasn’t at the rally but sent a statement describing not only the attack against him but the lax response of local police and prosecutors. “I felt that the system that was supposed to be there to protect me was treating me as though it was my fault,” Harshbarger said.
Democrats for Neoliberal Education Reform (tags)
The plutocrat and corporately funded DFER has turned "Manufacturing Consent" into an art form. Here we look at how they subverted an entire state legislature to pass one of the most reactionary and backwards education laws in the country, assuring Colorado's quick march towards school privatization and the commoditization of teachers.
Queer Democrats Oppose Initiative to Add Non-Elected Members to School Board (tags)
Two multimillionaires, Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs and hedge-fund CEO Rod Dammeyer, are sponsoring an initiative called “San Diegans 4 Great Schools” to add four non-elected members to the board of the San Diego Unified School District. The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club debated this initiative March 24 and passed a motion urging voters not to sign to put it on the ballot. Among their concerns were the potential dilution of voter input on the school board, the presence of the president of Roman Catholic Church-owned University of San Diego on the panel of nine people making the appointments, and the ways paid signature gatherers routinely lie about what initiatives will do in order to get people to sign them. The club heard from Scott Himmelmeyer, USD employee and spokesperson for the initiative, as well as current school board president Richard Barrera speaking for and against it, respectively.
Speaking truth to Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Revisionists (tags)
While the charter-voucher supporters dominate the narrative, public school supporters still have the facts on our side. Rather than allow corporate voices drown us out, we must choose to explain why communities want public schools.
Protest Chief School Privatizer Arne Duncan at Fremont HS Today! (tags)
March 22, 2011 at 4:00PM Protest Chief School Privatizer Arne Duncan at Fremont High School.
Phillip Anschutz and Mayor Villaraigosa's corporate candidate Luiz Sanchez cheating again? (tags)
Just when you think corporate LAUSD hopeful Luis Sanchez couldn't be more unscrupulous and scandalous, he surprises with ever more deplorable acts of ignominy. This time around -- illegal fund-raising!
Parent Revolution's mendacious minions to appear with Heartland Institute reactionaries (tags)
This Monday school privatizer Ben Austin and his so-called Parent Revolution to host The Heartland Institute which is essentially the John Birch Society with a budget. Also, catching Parent Revolution staffers spreading misinformation about their mission.
Are School Privatizers Employing Fabian Núñez and Mercury Plubic Affairs to Champion Charte (tags)
Have local charter-voucher schools brought in even more hired guns to assure more privatization during this round of PSC?
Gates' Yolie Flores lauded by LA Weekly's Yellow Journalists (tags)
Trashy masseuse and porn ad pennysaver (aka LA Weekly) has printed yet another homage to the princess of privatization.
Jed Wallace hates communities and democracy. He demands LAUSD privatize CRES #14 (tags)
The CCSA Capo wants LAUSD to ignore the community votes and the Superintendent's recommendations to allow CRES #14 become a public school run by the Local District 4/Echo Park Community Partners.
ICEF Crooks to get gobbled up by competing Corporate Charter Chain (tags)
The corporate model charter schools follow makes for some interesting aftermath. They are now beginning to monopolize by swallowing each other up. If charters were the first step towards privatization, this is the first step towards the Wall-Martization of education.
ICS phonebanking for Luis Sanchez? Conflict of interest much? (tags)
Just when you think the trail of scandals and unscrupulous behavior by LAUSD hopeful Luis Sanchez were at their apex, he reaches all new heights of disrepute by having his 501C3 phonebank for his political campaign.
Why won't LAUSD's Luis Sanchez discuss Echo Parque's CRES #14? (tags)
Looking at why the corporate charter candidate of choice for LAUSD District 5 Board seat is loathe to speak to prospective constituents about a new school in danger of being handed over to private operator CNCA.
Reactionary Extremism in Wisconsin and Ohio (tags)
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$ ??
Are Value Added Methods (VAM) the new Flat Earth? How long do discredited theories linger? (tags)
Despite overwhelming academic evidence to the contrary, the reactionary anti-community anti-teacher yellow journalists at the Los Angeles Times cling to VAM, which is in essence a form of neo-phrenology.
Voters chose public school Echo Park Community plan over CNCA corporate charter school by (tags)
Parent continue to organize in support of the public school plan in hopes that LAUSD will consider the wishes of the community over the deep pocked interests of CNCA.
Wisconsin Labor Leads 2d American Revolution (tags)
One year ago, on March 4, California students and teachers had a one-day strike for education, but nothing has improved because we did not have a general strike. Today, Wisconsin workers are striking and protesting the planned Democrat-Republican attack on the workingclass so as to maximize the profits of the capitalist class. The whole country should join this 2d American Revolution with all deliberate speed.
Camino Nuevo Staff Admonishing Echo Park Community to "Fact Check?" (tags)
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy's paid staff are the first to tout statistics, except when those statistics reflect poorly on them. Here's a rebuttal to their fact checking admonishments. Ultimately, the battle for CRES 14 comes down to who should control our schools -- public or private?
Federal and State Officials Hear Testimony Regarding Impact of Pollution at Schools (tags)
Black History Month Celebration: The Unfinished Battle for Quality Public Schools (tags)
Education proponents will highlight the role of freed slaves in winning free, integrated public schools for the first time in U.S. history during the post Civil War reconstruction era
Lê’s “Gangster” Not Just Another Immigration Memoir (tags)
Lê Thi Diem Thúy was brought to this country from Viet Nam by her father in 1978, when she was six, but her book “The Gangster We Are All Looking For,” honored this year by the San Diego Public Library and PBS as the 2011 “One Book, One San Diego,” isn’t your ordinary immigrant’s memoir. Presented as a novel — which allows Lê to tap her childhood for material without having to be bound by literal truth — “Gangster” is written in an almost poetic prose style, rich in nature imagery, characteristic of many Asian writers who learned English as a second language. Introducing, reading from and commenting on the book at the Public Library downtown on February 2, Lê gave a presentation touching on a lot of the issues raised in her book, including culture clashes, the role of the imagination and language as a force that can tear people apart as much as it can bring them together.
On Anschutz, Villaraigosa, LAUSD Privatization Candidates, and Riding Dinosaurs (tags)
Exposing Villaraigosa's Coalition for School Reform ties to right wing extremists like Philip Anschutz. Explores how plutocrat dollars flow to so-called reform candidates, who then follow the corporate agenda. Anschutz's Walden Media funded the production of the unabashed corporate charter propaganda piece, "Waiting for Superman."
The real question is, does the CCSA disseminate any information that isn't biased and inco (tags)
Looking at how the insatiably greedy executives and staffs of the California Charter School Association and Families That Can rigged the PSC 2.0 advisory votes to convert more public schools into privately run charters.
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.
Schools & Environmental Health: At a Crossroads (tags)
Come speak to local,state,and federal public officials about school environmental health issues and their importance in your community.We want to hear your concerns and give you an opportunity to influence policy on this important issue.
Public Education Activists: Answers to very important PSC 2.0 questions (tags)
Very important information for defending public schools from outside takeovers during the PSC 2.0 advisory votes.
Education crisis in California (tags)
After several years of continuous budget cuts, California’s schools are in dire straits. The state superintendent of public instruction, Tom Torlakson, went so far as to call it a “state of financial emergency.” Newly re-elected Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget, however, includes widespread cuts to higher education and social services in an attempt to close the $25.4 billion deficit. Inequality in California is so staggering that the wealth of the richest Californian, Lawrence Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, estimated at $27 billion, would eliminate the entire state deficit.
Get out the Public School Vote for CRES 14 during this week's PSC 2.0 Advisory! (tags)
Support Public Schools! Vote for the Local District 4 and Echo Park Community Partners Design Team Plan for CRES 14 during this week's PSC 2.0 Advisory!
Big Finance and Big Business paying for corporate charter school advertisements (tags)
Most corporate charter-voucher schools have budgets for marketing advertising, but just in case, the well heeled bosses at the Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce want to make sure you understand and act upon their corporate message.
Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual teens singled out for punishment (tags)
Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) adolescents are about 40 percent more likely than other teens to receive punishment at the hands of school authorities, police and the courts, according to research published in the January, 2011 issue of Pediatrics and released online December 6, 2010 at http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/papbyrecent.dtl.
Gates' Yolie Flores displays an all new level of mendaciousness on ACLU settlement (tags)
Addressing the outrageous mendaciousness of Yolie Flores' recent anti-community and anti-labor op-ed on the Reed Settlement.
Crafty Camino Nuevo Charter Charlatans (tags)
A critical look at the nefarious corporate charter operator, Camino Nuevo, which is trying to pilfer yet another new public school site under LAUSD's corporate giveaway resolution
Obama in Tucson: Shame, Hypocrisy and Deceit (tags)
core issues ignored
Ben Austin channels Sarah Palin substituting his Triggers for her Targets (tags)
Highly paid school privatization advocate Ben Austin has been lashing out publicly with ever more vitriol since he ignominiously lost his seat on the California State Board of Education and his supposed moment of triumph in Compton, chronicled in Jill Stewart's trashy masseuse and porn ad pennysaver was been mired in controversy and very real accusations of malfeasance.
Responding to questions of teacher evaluation and performance (tags)
Addressing some of the false arguments by the corporate school privatization junta in regards to teacher evaluations and teacher performance.
Psychology and the Shrinking of America (tags)
Psychology and the Shrinking of America
Annabel Melongo: Victimized and Imprisoned (tags)
another political prisoner
URGENT INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR PAPERS: JUDICIAL CORRUPTION; KOBE, JAPAN, AUGUST 5-9, 2011 (tags)
Human Rights Alert (NGO) Seeks Worldwide Submissions on JUDICIAL CORRUPTION for the 16th World Congress of the International Society for Criminology, KOBE, JAPAN, AUGUST 5-9, 2011.
Jeremy Marks, Arrested for Filming Police, Released on Bail (tags)
THE YJC HAS GOTTEN ONE OF OUR CHRISTMAS WISHES! TOMORROW: CELEBRATE JEREMY MARKS’ RELEASE ON BAIL, ARRESTED IN MAY FOR VIDEOTAPING THE POLICE. IN 2011: FIGHT FOR HIS FULL ACQUITTAL IN COURT!!!
Announcing 40 Scholarships in Authentic Journalism in Mexico, May 2011 (tags)
Ten Days of Intensive Training in Central Mexico: Video Production, Investigative & Online Reporting, and Movement Strategies for Journalists
Mohamed Osman Mohamud: Terrorist or Victim? (tags)
another likely victim
OUR WORD IS OUR WEAPON: A Creative and Critical Response to Bullying & Suicide (tags)
One Imagination's OUR WORD IS OUR WEAPON is a multidisciplinary production centering the struggles of David, a gay high school student and writer, taking place Sunday, December 5th, 2010 at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica.
Vigil for Mr. Ruelas, a great teacher, on Monday November 8 (tags)
A vigil for a great teacher whose memory is even now being smeared by the Los Angeles Times.
Bullying: America’s National Pastime; Queer Youth Victims of a Homo-Hating Culture (tags)
A recent spate of suicides by Queer youth and assaults against Queers have once again made Queer-bashing and bullying in general hot topics in the corporate media and mainstream political discourse. But in a hypercompetitive society that punishes “weakness” — and perceives same-sex affection and sexuality as a sign of “weakness” — and makes stars of reality-TV show winners and bullying talk-show hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, the bullies who target Queer people feel encouraged, supported and motivated to keep doing it.
Over 200 Turn Out for Matthew Shepard Memorial in San Diego (tags)
Over 200 San Diegans marched in Hillcrest October 12, 2010 to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard, target of an especially brutal Queer-bashing attack in Wyoming, and to honor the lives lost to Queer-bashing, bullying and teen suicide. The event featured two marches, a preliminary rally outside Obelisk Bookstore (site of a memorial plaque to John Robert Wear, 17-year-old killed in a Queer-related assault in 1991) and a program at San Diego’s LGBT Center that featured speakers including Terry Summers, a personal acquaintance of Matthew Shepard.
Green U.S. Senate Candidate: End Overseas Wars to Pay for Tuition-Free Higher Education (tags)
"If elected to the U.S. Senate, I will introduce legislation to establish a nationwide program to fully guarantee that every high school graduate living within the United States--regardless of immigration status--is eligible to receive a tuition-free education at a public college, university, or technical trade school of their choosing. We can pay for this program by immediately withdrawing all U.S. troops, private mercenaries, and independent contractors from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan."
David Ray Griffin v. Cass Sunstein (tags)
Griffin deconstructs Sunstein
Environmental Justice Groups’ Concern Continue As Carson-Gore School Opens (tags)
Parent Exposed to Toxic Vapors from Nearby Oil Operations
Free College Grants and Tuition Opportunities (tags)
The federal government is putting more money into the hands of college students than ever before and much of the impetus behind it is the No Child Left Behind Act. The measures help to assure that more primary and secondary schools are held accountable for making sure kids get the attention and education they deserve without prejudices. Which means a much higher percentage of high school students are earning diplomas. More students stand a chance of attending college when the right financial and social resources are available to them along with educators with the know-how and experience to guide them to the right academic and career choices.
Illinois: A State in Crisis (tags)
Illinois a microcosm of America
50,000 predicted for immigration march Saturday in Phoenix (tags)
The march meets at 8am at Steel Indian School Park on 3rd Street & Indian School in Phoenix and goes to the Arizona State Capitol 17th Ave & Washington also in Phoenix.
5/13 CA State Superintendent Of Public Instruction Candidate Leonard Martin Backs LA Court (tags)
Leonard Martin, the only candidate for CA State Superinendent For Public Instruction opposing charter schools is backing a law suit against the illegal establishment by the LA Unified School District of Birmingham High School in Los Angeles and will attend the court hearing on May 13.
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
Protect Detroit and protect the nation. (tags)
"Protect Detroit and protect the nation. The following articles show what we’re up against. Also see reports on DemocracyNow.org (04/02/10)." "While the Mayor’s urban renewal plan has high-level backing, many have condemned it as a form of land-grabbing. I’m joined now by a vocal critic of the proposed downsizing of Detroit. Sharon “Shea” Howell is an activist and a professor of communication and journalism at Oakland University. She writes a weekly column for the Michigan Citizen."
Free College Tuition with Scholarships and Grants for high school students (tags)
Finding free college scholarships and grants for high school students is not a simple task, however, thanks to some government programs available and with the help of the college or university that you expect to attend, there are some free college scholarships and grants available if you know where and how to research these programs.
March 4 Thousands Rally in San Diego Against Education Cuts (tags)
About 1,000 students and faculty gathered at a March 4 rally against education cuts at San Diego State University in California. A similar number of people demonstrated at the University of California, San Diego. A subsequent demonstration in downtown San Diego drew several thousand.
Protests at Chaffey High School (tags)
Students, Teachers, and Administrators getting together at Chaffey High School to protest the budget cuts.
Los Angeles March 4th Day of Action Photos Set 3 0f 3 (tags)
Photo set 3 ( of 3 ) from the March 4th National Day of Action demonstrations and school walkouts in downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles March 4th Day of Action Photos Set 2 0f 3 (tags)
Photo set 2 ( of 3 ) from the March 4th National Day of Action demonstrations and school walkouts in downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles March 4th Day of Action Photos Set 1 0f 3 (tags)
Photo set 1 from the March 4th National Day of Action demonstrations and school walkouts in downtown Los Angeles.
Queer Democrats Split on Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, School Board (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club strongly supported Hector de la Torre for insurance commissioner, Tom Torklason for state superintendent of education and Mona Rios for National City city council — but they were unable to reach consensus on lieutenant governor and attorney general. Faced with two weak Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor — a Los Angeles city councilmember and a state legislator with a long voting record against marriage equality — the club held off in hopes San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will run.
LA Students & UTLA Teachers Speak Out On Privatization-No More Give Aways, Save Our School (tags)
On February 9, hundreds of students and UTLA teachers rallied throughout Los Angeles to protest the privatization and destruction of public education in the school district
30 Gaza high school students visit the US (tags)
The U.S. Department of State sponsored a two-week visit to the U.S. focused on human rights and democracy for a group of 30 high school students from Gaza
Rosa Parks Day in Californa ~ Early Life & Childhood (tags)
The early life of Rosa Parks shares a very common story of life in Black Farm communities throughout America, especially the Deep South. Today, the courage and faith of Rosa Parks is needed to close the final chapter of systemic racial discrimination with America's Last Plantation, the United States Departmento of Agriculture. Healthy Solutions are available by supporting, Black Agriculture in the 21st Century, focus on job creation, career development and creating sustainable communities, building on the legacy of a strong generation of elders and ancestors.
AMERICAN BILLIONAIRES CABAL GIVEN FULL CONTROL OF U.S.ELECTIONS BY U.S. SUPREME COURT ... (tags)
THE DEMONIC AGENDA DEMANDED BY OUR CABAL OF ELITE AMERICAN BILLIONAIRES AND THEIR FAMILIES (WITH THEIR CONTROL OF OUR U.S.CONGRESS WITH THEIR $$$ LOBBYISTS)FOR OUR CURRENT AND FUTURE MIDDLE~CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS,IS OBVIOUSLY ONE OF THIRD~WORLD LIFE~STYLE.
WILL USC & UCLA LAW SCHOOLS CHALLENGE U.S. SUPREME COURT WITH GIDEON 4 U.S. FAMILIES (tags)
OUR U.S. WEALTHY ELITE BILLIONAIRES AND THEIR FRONT CORPORATIONS WHO CONTROL THE SPENDING OF THE PEOPLES U.S.CONGRESS WITH THEIR HIGH PRICED LOBBYING $$$ ~ HAVE MIDDLE~CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS RIGHT WHERE THEY WANT THEM IN OUR AMERICAN FAMILY COURTS ALL ACROSS THE USA....
5th PAROL PARADE IN HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN, A SUCCESS (tags)
“ MALIGAYANG PASKO! FELIZ NAVIDAD! There were fewer people because of the windy and cold weather but less than 200 Filipino-Americans led by Burlington School Kids and parents with SIPA youths with senior citizens and parents, braved the cold and wintry night to hold the 5th Historic Filipinotown Parol Parade last night, December 22, 2009
SANTA MONICA FAMILY COURT COMMISSIONER DAVID J.COWAN IS BRINGING SHAME 2 U.S.FAMILY COURT (tags)
ARE ALL FAMILY COURT COMMISSIONERS AND JUDGES LIKE THIS SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA GAY COMMISSIONER DAVID J COWAN UNTOUCHABLE FOR THEIR INJUSTICES INFLICTED ON OUR POOR AMERICANS.......
The Anarchist School: Education For Equality (tags)
* The following text, published in # 57 of El Libertario, Venezuela, condenses the vision of the theme of the author, who died in the middle of 2009, who thanks to the work developed in her Free School Paideia, in Mérida, Spain, was a contemporary exponent recognized for the practice and the theory of libertarian education.
Join Robina Suwol, Founder of CA Safe Schools (tags)
Children’s Environmental Health & Justice Champion Speaking at Green California Schools Summit & Exposition
SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA FAMILY VALUES BOYCOTT GAINS INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL SUPPORT (tags)
WE ASK ALL NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS TO PLEASE RESPECT THE BOYCOTT OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA UNTIL A PROPER INDEPENDENT PEDOPHILE INVESTIGATION IS CONDUCTED INTO THIS PREVIOUS REPORTED MARCUS BOESCH OF EL SEGUNDO CALIFORNIA AND UNTIL ALL PARENTING RIGHTS ARE AGAIN GIVEN BACK TO MR. DAMON DUVAL FOR HIS 2 BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN JAZZ AND MAYA DUVAL.THE TOWN OF SANTA MONICA CAN NO LONGER CONDONE THEIR FAMILY COURTS CONTINUING TAKING AWAY POORER AMERICAN FAMILIES CHILDREN BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS CAN NOT AFFORD PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION.
DOES LOS ANGELES COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY STEVE COOLEY CONDONE PEDOPHILIA~POOR LA KIDS ? (tags)
MR.DAMON DUVAL IS JUST ONE OF MANY POORER AMERICANS WHO LOVES HIS TWO CHILDREN JAZZ AND MAYA DUVAL. ***WHY IS MR. DUVAL FINDING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ANYONE IN THIS STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO INVESTIGATE TO SEE IF THE MAN LIVING WITH HIS EX WIFE IS CONTINUING IN HIS DEVIATE WAYS WITH MR. DUVALS TRAPPED CHILDREN ???I
Fred Phelps Brings Road Show of Hate to San Diego; 500 Protest Against Him (tags)
Fred Phelps, founder and pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas and a man so far on the fringes of the radical religious Right even the late Rev. Jerry Falwell called him “a certified nut,” brought his nationwide road show of hate to San Diego the weekend of October 16-18. Along with a number of synagogues and Jewish community groups, one of his picketing targets was San Diego High School for its alleged tolerance and acceptance of Queer students. A counter-protest drew 500 people as opposed to the 10 or so Westboro Baptist Church members on the opposite side of Park Boulevard from the school.
No More Police Murders! No More Stolen Lives! (tags)
October 22nd is the National Day of Protest to STOP Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. It is the day to begin to stand up and resist the outrage of police brutality and police murder. FIGHT BACK! WEAR BLACK!
Black and Brown Youth: Both the 'Expendable' Youth of Pomona? (tags)
Thursday of this past week, Pomona police officers arrested 11 Pomona youth with murder charges, including two current high school students. The murder charges are from April of this year where an 18-year old black male, Marquis LeBlanc from Diamond Bar, was beaten unconscious and then shot and killed.
Behind the Coup Regime Curtain (tags)
"Providing an example of what else these citizens in civil resistance are up against, the pro-coup media then takes the demonstrators’ attempt to remain within the coup decree’s 20-person limit on public assemblies, and portrays it as a sign that the resistance has lost steam. The daily Heraldo, for example, covered that same demonstration with these dishonest words: “The security lines remain, and an important number of national and international journalists, and, of course, demonstrations, which are already almost insignificant for the number of participants."
Announcing 24 Scholarships in Authentic Journalism for February of 2010 (tags)
Today we announce that Narco News will grant 24 scholarships for up-and-coming journalists and communicators to attend a ten-day session of the School of Authentic Journalism on February 3 to 13 of 2010 on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.
Development Theory: Ivan Illich (tags)
Education is the great transformer (J.K. Galbraith). Ivan Illich was a life-giving iconoclast and philosopher who criticized modern industrial society as a threat to autonomy. Through resistance and solidarity, we can begin again.
Amazing Organizing in Honduras (tags)
“Who led the march?” he asked, then answering: “The young people, and also children and senior citizens did. We went into the streets with our drums. Our drums have accompanied this process since the beginning. Last night at this event’s inauguration the energy was high because our culture was here with us, and with us the voices of the ancestors, as we go forward constructing the new nation, the new community. A better future for the community depends on each one of you.”
CA Safe Schools Nominated for NAU Grant for Change Award (tags)
NAU supporting those who instigate lasting, positive change in their communities
Embracing the Precautionary Principle by Robina Suwol (tags)
Comments by Founder & Executive Director of California Safe Schools
The Mahr Provision in Islamic Marriage Contracts (tags)
In recent years, many Islamic divorce cases were litigated in the United States family courts. The issue of mahr in the Islamic marriage contracts became subject of debate among lawyers and scholars. This article sheds lights on the Islamic mahr in USA.
PAPEL's First Day of Summer School (tags)
As we begin to embark on our first day of PAPEL's Summer Program, I am reminded of the words by Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." And indeed, with the help of a few, but with a army of volunteers, we have. Si Se Pudo!
Last Call for PAPEL's Summer School Program (tags)
With the budget cuts to our summer program now in effect, and with reports by community members of acts of vandalism throughout the different communities in Los Angeles by young children who should otherwise be in school, one community group is ready to take over what the LAUSD failed to do: save our kids!
People's Assembly for Popular Education & Liberation: Summer School Program Update (tags)
With LAUSD cuts to summer school programs already in effect, a community of activists, teachers, parents and concerned citizens have held summer school for grades K-12 in front of LAUSD's Administrative Headquarters at 333 South Beaudry Street. While attendance was small, and kept that way for symbolic purposes, we are ready to move to a different location, one that will accommodate more students and parents. But we need your help!
Day 28 of LAUSD Protest:LAUSD Board Votes 5 to 2 for School Cuts - Photo Essay Pt. 2 (tags)
Hunger Strike Camp Continues While South Central Parents, Teachers and Kids Picket L.A. Headquarters. Photos Part 2 of 2
Day 28 of LAUSD Protest:LAUSD Board Votes 5 to 2 for School Cuts (tags)
Hunger Strike Camp Continues While South Central Parents, Teachers and Kids Picket L.A. Headquarters. Photos Part 1 of 2
Los Angeles Hunger Striking Teachers Stop Action. (tags)
Activists Resume Eating But Continue The Fight For 2500 Teaching Positions
Los Angeles Teacher Marco Flores Outlines Hungry For Educations Continuing Campaign (tags)
Teacher Activist Outlines Possible Strategies in wake of hunger strike.
Santee Students Walk Out and March in Support of Hunger Strikers Part 3 (tags)
Part 3 of a 3 Part Photo Essay.
Santee Students Walk Out and March in Support of Hunger Strikers Part 2 (tags)
Part 2 of a 3 Part Photo Essay
Santee Students Walk Out and March in Support of Hunger Strikers (tags)
Kids Raise Their Voices about Cuts and Class Size. Photo Essay Part 1 of 3
Reflections after 22 days on hunger strike (tags)
Where are we now and where are we headed are two of the questions we are facing in this education crisis, one that if not addressed soon and courageously, will bring about devastation to our communities, especially those communities of color and in low-income neighborhoods.
American School System is mostly a Warehousing/Daycare Op! (tags)
American children who suffer through these long,useless,boring years in school find out at the end ,when they graduate high school,that they're "Not Qualified" to do any kind of job or are trained for any kind of career! .....................................................
L.A.Hunger Strikers on Ninth Day of Fast (tags)
Los Angeles Teachers Fast for Their Students.Class size and Layoffs Spur Deeper Protests.
Report & Photos: Venice HIgh Walk out (tags)
LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2009 - An estimated 200 students walked out of classes today at Venice High to support the their teachers and demonstrate against continuing budget cuts and teacher lay offs. They hung banners from some of the buildings and chanted, “books not bombs” and “save our school” among other chants.
Friday 11:00 am - 200+ Students Walk Out at Venice HIgh (tags)
LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2009 - IMC reporter at the scene reports some 200 students have walked out of class and are holding a demonstration on the front lawn in support of the teachers. About five police units threatening students not to step foot off campus.
EPCC CONDEMNS LA COURT /LAUSD SCHOOL BOARD FOR INTIMIDATION AND UNION-BUSTING (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) condemns the recent Los Angeles Court order against the teachers strike today, May 13. The LA School Board and Superintendent Ramon Cortines succeeded to impose an injunction if the teachers continue with their planned strike. The UTLA has ordered the strike to be set aside. On April 30th, over 73% of the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union members voted for a one-day strike on May 15th to protest the budget cuts that would lay-off over 5,000 teachers and leave students in overcrowded classrooms. LA Superior Court Judge James Chalfant ordered the court injunction that favored the School Board that has been preparing to stop the teacher strike and any simultaneous student protest on May 15th.
Stupid USA: Federal Judge Attacks Teacher's Right to Criticize "Creationism" Gar (tags)
As this backward country declines at a snowballing pace, the decay spreads like wildfire. We now have allegedly educated people, federal judges, supporting fascist high school students' lawsuits against teachers who were secretly recorded correctly attacking "creationism," better known as contempt for evolution, under the stupid theory that it attacked religion, which should be attacked as it is superstition
Health Officials Not Recommending Cancelation Of Large Events (tags)
Five probable Swine Flu cases detected in Wisconsin
TBN, PTL & CBN 700 CLUB VIEWERS HAVE BEEN KEPT IN THE DARK ON THIS ONE !!! (tags)
THIS DESTRUCTIVE AND DECEPTIVE U.S. DIVORCE COURT POLICY IS HAPPENING NATIONWIDE IN AMERICAN DIVORCE COURTS RIGHT IN FRONT OF US ?? AMERICAN CHILDREN FROM POORER PARENTS ARE BEING SEPERATED FROM OUR TRADITIONAL FAMILY UNITS TO THIS NEW NUCLEAR FAMILY SITUATION WHERE ONE BIRTH PARENT IS BEING KEPT DISTANT OUT OF THEIR CHILDRENS LIVES BY OUR COURTS ??? THIS IS NOT CHRIST LIKE OR THE FAMILY VALUES PREACHED ABOUT IN ANY OF OUR RELIGIONS IN AMERICA !!!
Santee Teachers Strike March 27, 2009 [South-Central Los Angeles] (tags)
One hour strike @ Santee (high school). Teachers & students speak [see video]. CUTS HURT KIDS & TEACHERS!
OUR NEW AND JUST AMERICA NEEDS C*H*A*N*G*E.... (tags)
SADLY, OUR AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR CITIZENS CONTINUE TO BE INFLICTED WITH JUDICIAL INJUSTICES DUE TO DECADES OF NEGLECT AND ABUSE FROM OUR U.S. CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD !!!
Carpinteria to Retain Plains Indian Mascot (tags)
Last year, Elias Cordero, a Native American student of Carpinteria High School, began a campaign to have the school mascot changed. The image depicts a plains Indian with facial features that offend many Native Americans. On March 17, 2009, the school board voted to keep the mascot, but two items will be removed from the campus.
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
Free the "SOA6" - human rights activists sentenced to federal prison (tags)
Shut Down the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC)
An Alternative to Capitalism? (tags)
"Have we become gluttons for punishment? My college professor once said, We can get used to hanging if we live long enough!"
Racism and Intimidation in Carpinteria (tags)
CARPINTERIA, California - The small town of Carpinteria, California is the latest battleground in Native Americans’ fight against racism. The controversy over a supposedly “harmless” high school sports mascot has alienated the Native American population of Carpinteria, who have come to fear violent reprisals from the non-Native community.
Support the "SOA 6" who will put the School of the Americas on trial (tags)
Support the "SOA 6"
Join the SCIC this Wednesday 01/21/2009 for an Immigrant Rights Rally (tags)
Rally at the Federal Building demanding an end to the ICE Raids, and full legalization for immigrants. Wednesday, Januray 21, 2009 at 5:00pm
California Safe Schools "Your Life is Now" 2008 Environmental Event of the Year (tags)
Declaration of Independence Displayed & World Leaders Gather to Celebrate California Safe Schools 10th Anniversary, Environmental Victories & Future Actions to Save Our Planet.
Thursday (12/18): reports from Greece (tags)
Nothing is over, thousands took the streets again!
Record Turn Out and Long Lines at Polls (tags)
LOS ANGELES, November 4, 2008 – Local voting precincts are seeing an unprecedented voter turn out today. Long lines are reported polling places throughout the city at many locations. Waits of up to two hours reported at some polling places.
America in Decline: Richard Sennett (tags)
In the race to the bottom, the worship of profit and the self-healing market, education, retraining workers, social mobility and intercultural learning fall by the wayside. School districts spend 600 times more for sports than for natural sciences. The US imports engineers and programmers.
East Los Angeles Charter School Students Arrive from China Marking the First Cultural Exch (tags)
East Los Angeles Charter School Students Arrive from China Marking the First Cultural Exchange Delegation in History between Los Angeles and China Sister Schools, Anahuacalmecac Completes First Trip to China as Part of Unprecedented Sister School Alliance
SolarFest Renewable Energy Fair (tags)
SolarFest Renewable Energy Fair Meridian Park School 175th and Meridian Ave N Shoreline WA July 19, 2008 10AM – 8PM
Update Bio for Don White (tags)
Contributors to this biography include: Jan Goodman; Blase and Theresa Bonpane; Dennis White; Lydia Brazon and Margaret Prescod.
L. A. Teachers Fight Cuts in Education Budget (tags)
A UTLA Member Reports from the Picket Line Over 40,000 teachers, United Teachers Los Angeles, (UTLA), sacrificed an hour of their pay to protest the proposed state budget cuts on Friday, June 6, 2008. LA, CA
Teachers Strike In LA (tags)
“ THEY SAY CUT BACK, WE SAY FIGHT BACK! They Say Our Way, We Say No Way! “ Thousands of teachers, parents,students and their supporters In a one-hour demonstration at the beginning of the day,picket outside schools in Los Angeles. Converging at the Los Angeles High, Belmont High School. Fairfax High School, Miguel Contreras Learning Complex and Gratts Elementary School in Central Los Angeles held an hour long demonstration this morning to protest proposed budget cuts. Banging pots, waving signs, shouting slogans to passersby and delaying the start of the school day as students in the nation's second-largest school district waited in gymnasiums and auditoriums and on athletic fields. Motorist hoked their horns in supports of the rallyist. By 9 a.m. most protests had wound down.
VIDEO: LA School Teachers Stage 1 Hour Walkout (tags)
LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2008 – Teachers with the LA Unified School District staged a one hour micro-strike today. Walking out on for the first hour of their workday, teachers staged pickets in front of local schools today. The teachers are protesting budget cuts that are impacting their ability to provide education to their students. Uploaded is video from a picket line at a local elementary school.
The minutemen had a rally and nobody came (tags)
The gang known as the Minutmen had a rally on Saturday. Nobody (not even me) noticed.
New Blackwater Controversy on the U.S.-Mexico Border (tags)
A proposed project run by the private military contractor Blackwater Worldwide is once again kicking up political hay on the US-Mexico border. Earlier rebuffed in its attempt to open a large training camp in the rural San Diego County community of Potrero, Blackwater now finds itself in a battle over the company's bid to open a training facility for the US Navy. Like Potrero, the latest controversy has pried open a Pandora's Box of thorny issues ranging from border relations to the Iraq war. The current dispute centers on Blackwater's plans to manage a 48-student school in San Diego County's Otay Mesa on the US-Mexico border and just down the road from US Border Patrol offices. According to Blackwater's plans, the site will offer indoor shooting instruction and simulated ship training to improve the anti-terrorist skills of naval personnel.
Venice High School Students Walk out of Class (tags)
Venice High School Students Walk out of Class, Los Angeles, May 1st, 2008
Military Test is Mandatory in Hundreds of High Schools (tags)
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB provides the military easy access to more than a half million high school students nationwide. It is one of the military’s most successful recruiting devices. Although the military calls the ASVAB voluntary, many students are coerced into taking it and thousands of high school juniors are forced to do so.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: South LA School Resisting Charter Invasion (tags)
Wadsworth UTLA, The Association of Raza Educators, and Parents of Wadsworth will DEMAND that the Los Angeles Unified School District to remove Wadsworth from the Prop. 39 Schools with Available Classrooms List. Prop. 39 requires the LAUSD provide public classroom space, if there is open rooms, for charter schools. However, THERE IS NO ROOM on the Wadsworth campus which operates on 4-tracks due to OVERCROWDING.
ASVAB is Military's Stealth Recruiting Tool (tags)
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is the military's most valuable recruiting asset. You can stop this predatory practice.
Roosevelt High Students Picket Recruitment Center In Boyle Hts. (tags)
BOYLE HIEGHTS, EAST LA, March 20, 2008 – Students from Roosevelt High marched from their school to a nearby military recruitment center today to demonstrate against the continuing war in Iraq and the predatory practices of military recruiters on their campus. The students staged a picket in front of the recruitment center. The protest was peaceful and there were no arrests.
Queer Democrats Hold Love-Fest for School Board Candidates (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club overwhelmingly endorsed three candidates in local school board races in a love-fest meeting February 28 that contrasted dramatically with their previous one on January, a knock-down, drag-out debate between incumbent city attorney Mike Aguirre and two of his challengers (one of whom has since left the race). They also rated openly Gay Republican Carl DeMaio "unacceptable" as a candidate for the San Diego City Council.
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
Sen. Lieberman Says Waterboarding Won’t Really Hurt You! (tags)
One of the prime enablers of the Bush-Cheney Gang has been Sen. “Turncoat Joe” Lieberman (IND-CT). This guy loves the Iraq War and is foaming at the mouth pushing for the U.S. to attack Iran. Now, he’s come out for waterboarding! Sen. Lieberman insists it isn’t torture. How would he like it if Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy, is waterboarded? Torture is inhumane. Would Sen. Lieberman like to have a torture school named after himself?
UPDATE: LA Eco Village (tags)
LA Eco Village Update
Migra Out of West Adams School! PROTEST! (tags)
On Friday, January 18, 2008, at approximately 4:30PM, numerous staff members at West Adams Preparatory High School in Los Angeles, CA witnessed a vehicle from the Department of Homeland Security/Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stationed in the parking lot of the school.
ICE/Migra on High School campus in LA!! PROTEST!! (tags)
ICE is staking out SCHOOLS.
Grand Opening: School of the Americas Watch West (more pics) (tags)
Additional pictures of the vigil to close the School of the Americas.
Grand Opening: School of the Americas Watch West (part 1) (tags)
“Word began to spread as we researched the school and discovered what we had here was indeed a school of assassins, a school for dictators. These soldiers came here to learn counter insurgency. Who were the insurgency? They were the poor, the religious leaders, labor leaders, and many others. And then when the torture manuals were discovered in the curriculum, that got a lot of front-page coverage. Word began to spread, and our numbers in the movement grew.” -- Father Roy Bourgeois, founder, School of the Americas Watch
S.O.A. vigil Jan 12, 2008 (tags)
The story of the School of the Americas, or School of the Assassins is a disturbing tale of such organized and planned terrorism; one would never believe it was real. Every year in Fort Benning, Georgia the people protest. This year we brought it to LA.
From CUBA with LOVE (tags)
A School, a Teacher, and a Girl...
Hospitals, schools not doing enough to stop MRSA, experts say (tags)
A public school teacher in suburban Washington D.C. died last weekend of complications from a form of staph infection, the latest U.S. fatality from the dreaded, drug-resistant disease. Nearly 90,000 people become ill each year from complications of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, infections.
Join Robina Suwol of California Safe Schools (tags)
Green California Schools Summit December 4-6, 2007 Pasadena Conference Center Pasadena, CA
LA School District Not Paying Salaries (tags)
For 11 months now, some 48,000 to 78,000 employees of the Los Angeles School District have not been paid due to computer problems. This is sufficient grounds for a strike, despite the lies of the school district. The school district has breached the labor contract with the teachers and all other school employees and thus all the labor contracts have ended, making a strike legal.
Finnish gunman, Auvinen, on SSRI antidepressants. (tags)
Another case of ssri driven slaughter..but this one not reported by the english language press
Hidden Oasis Threatened by Development (tags)
A wildlife corridor in Echo Park is threatened by development. On Wednesday, November 14th, there will be a public hearing at City Hall concerning the developer's request for “a Small Lot Subdivision - from 3 into 16 lots and a zone change from R1 to RD6 rezoning.” It will take place in room 1020 at 10:30am. The issue will also be addressed at the Greater Echo Park Neighborhood Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 13th, 7pm at Logan Street School (1711 West Montana).
La activists travel to Fort Benning, Georgia for anti-militarization mobilization (tags)
Join LA area activists at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia at the vigil and nonviolent direct action to close the SOA and to change U.S. foreign policy.
Dozens of Illinois HS Students Face Expulsion After Antiwar Sit-in (tags)
Over 70 high school students participated in a sit-in against the Iraq War on All Saint's Day, Thursday, November 1st. The protest began when dozens of students gathered quietly in the lunchroom at Morton West High School in Berwyn, Illinois and refused to leave.
Scandal in the Porn Industry - A summary (tags)
Now everyone be very very quiet...
LAUSD - Racist School District (tags)
The majority of LAUSD's teachers are White! LAUSD discriminates against African American and Hispanic teachers!
Sept. 20: Protests Around the Country in Support of the Jena 6 (tags)
Watts, Los Angeles Locke High School Students Walk Out in Support of the Jena 6
Join Robina Suwol at Western U.S. Pollution Prevention Conference (tags)
The Bahia Hotel, San Diego, California - October 23-25
Free the Jena Six, Stop the War on African People (tags)
This last week, thousands of people converged on the small town of Jena, Louisiana to show support for the six African teenagers who face felony charges following a series of attacks by a hostile white school and criminal justice system.
Front Against the Raids to Denounce the L. A. U. S. D. for Checkpoints (tags)
Tuesday, September 4, 2007 5:30 P.M. Press Conference at 28th Street Elementary School, 2807 STANFORD AVE LOS ANGELES, CA 90011 South Los Angeles
Principal says child has ‘stain’ in genealogy (tags)
What is apartheid coming to? Palestinians are separated from Israelis by walls and checkpoints.... now Jews of African and Spanish origin are separated from Jews of Eastern European decent by school boards.... Did anyone hear Foxman scream DISCRIMINATION??? I didn't...
Dear Anaheim City School District Board of Education, (tags)
Anaheim Elementary Education Association (AEEA)/Anaheim City School District (ACSD) contract negotiations CONTINUE at impasse. A rally was held at the ACSD School Board Meeting on Monday evening, August 27, 2007. Over 400 enthusiastic educators, family members, and Anaheim community members crowded the ACSD Board room to rally in support of ACSD teachers. Impassioned speakers from ACSD delivered speeches to the Board. Executive Director of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD), Eric Altman, spoke in support of ACSD teachers and for a speedy contract settlement. This YouTube video features highlights of the Board Meeting, speeches, and rally. We are asking the public at large to show support of AEEA teachers by contacting the Anaheim City School District's Board of Education members and urging them to settle our contract NOW. email@example.com
Local Marine, Rogelio Ramirez, Killed in Iraq (tags)
On Sunday, U.S. Marine Pfc. Rogelio Ramirez was killed in Iraq. The 21-year-old Ramirez left behind his immediate family, a girlfriend who is three months' pregnant with his child, and plans to buy a home, raise a family and get into real estate after returning home to Pasadena from his stint in the Marines, his relatives said.
Small Town Love? (Not So) (tags)
Small towns are where people that have certain commonalities and are prefered over other other min
Confessions of an Adopted Child (tags)
As an adopted child, I felt ideologically out of place. I wondered if a person could have a genetic predisposition towards particular moral values? Could DNA be a factor in a person's attraction to sports or sequined evening gowns?
Britain: Recruiting Kids to Kill (tags)
In the UK children of sixteen can be recruited, an age too young to legally drive a car, drink a pint, or have a credit card. School Students Against the War http://www.ssaw.co.uk/ are a vibrant, informed organisation, growing across the U.K.. and have launched a campaign in response: 'Troops Out of Our Schools - Troops Out of Iraq'.
ICE Takes no rest in Santa Ana--Only Prisoners (tags)
Meda and Enforcement Agencies want us to believe that they are taking only "criminal aliens". MENTIRAS! They are taking taking parents walking kids home from school, women walking home from grocery store, workers at bus stops, etc. Last week's raids was not the conclusion of sweps--THEY WERE ONLY THE BEGINNING. June 1st marked the begining of O.C.'s "enforcement team" (read 2nd article for more details below).
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.
Gentrification or Development? (tags)
New infrastructure projects from both the public and the private sectors is prepping up Historic Filipinotown district. City Council President and Council 13 District Member Eric Garcetti made the announcements during the get-together breakfast meeting ?held at Remy’s on Temple Art Gallery last May 25. But still EPCC want to see more affordable and low-cost housing in central Los Angeles that will help the newly arrived immigrants and the low-paid workers living in Echo Park area.”?
Money for College-LA Greens Petra Kelly Memorial Scholarship (tags)
The second annual Green Party Petra Kelly Memorial Scholarship presented by the Los Angeles Greens will be offered to one male and one female graduating from a high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District in 2007, at $500 each.
Local Soldier, Clayton G. Dunn, Killed in Iraq (tags)
On Saturday, Sgt. Dunn, 22, of Moreno Valley, and two other soldiers were killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle, while they were on patrol in Salah ad-Din province in Iraq.
Local Soldier, Joseph J. Anzack Jr., Killed in Iraq (tags)
After agonizing over an earlier rumor that their son had been killed in Iraq and then learning he had been abducted with two other soldiers, the family of Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr. received the dreaded news Wednesday that his body was found in the Euphrates River.
A Chorus Line Returns To Hollywood High (tags)
The "Line" returns to Hollywood, CA at the World Famous Hollywood High Auditorium located at 1521 Highland Avenue at Selma. On June 8, 15, 16, 2007 at 8 PM and June 17, 2007 at 2 PM, A Chorus Line will hit the stage with stellar performances by the students from the Hollywood High Performing Arts Center, Tickets on sale now at www.hollywoodhightickets.com. Need more info? Contact 323-461-7139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Soldier, William "Tony" Farrar Jr., Killed in Iraq (tags)
William Farrar Jr. was killed Friday after an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. was driving the vehicle as part of a convoy patrolling an area in Iskandariyah, Iraq, about 30 miles south of Baghdad, according to his father and a Pentagon news release.
Join California Safe Schools - K-12 Education Day (tags)
The Maintenance Planning Group (MPG) and Clark County School District have developed a one day workshop series based on the Fundamentals of Predictive Maintenance in Education Facilities
Bratton's history in Boston, NY and LA (tags)
The attacks on May Day at MacArthur Park are consistent both with ICE/vigilante attacks on immigrants and Bratton's long history of attacks on poor and oppressed people in the interests of global capital, colonialism and gentrification.
Local Soldier, Astor Sunsin-Pineda, Killed in Iraq (tags)
Spc. Astor Sunsin-Pineda, 20, died Wednesday when his vehicle was struck by shrapnel from an improvised explosive device in Baghdad, the U.S. Department of Defense said Friday.
Uncle Sam Wants You Bad: Preventing The Militarization of our Schools (tags)
Article on Military Activities Scheduled at Cal State Fullerton University - and Community Resistance
10:00 am - High school walkouts have begun (tags)
10:00 AM - High school walkouts have begun
Another strange school shooting (tags)
The site of the latest school shooting, Virginia Tech, was also the site of a military college. Cho Seung-Hui, the shooter, had a long history of reported psychiatric problems and yet he was allowed to attend school and allowed to purchase guns. As the article below states, it was very difficult to kill so many people with these 2 weapons.
Latin American School of Medicine (tags)
In the midst of all the US-Cuban relations stories, primarily, the focus is on the imposed economic sanctions against Castro’s Cuba. But, there is a story of unity, progression, and humanitarian efforts lying within those pages written about Cuba. It is one that is hardly, if ever, told; a story that calls attention to the concern for human life above economic strife.
Report from the territory of the indigenous Cucupá (tags)
Report from the territory of the indigenous Cucupá people in the community of El Mayor, Baja California, northern Mexico. (Part I)
Thousands of Construction & Farm Workers Live in Hovels in Coachella Valley (tags)
The "Harvest of Shame" 1960 TV documentary program has been updated with the same horrifying conditions for the people who harvest our food and build and repair our homes, while they have almost no food and no homes, right here in filthy rich USA.
L.A. Times - Another Silly Obama Article (tags)
Sunday's Los Angeles Times had yet another silly article about Sen. Barack Obama. This time it was about Obama's "angst" as a kid in an elite prep school in Hawaii. What MSM hokum!
Local Soldier, Rowan D. Walter, Killed in Iraq (tags)
Rowan D. Walter died Feb. 23 of injuries suffered a day earlier when a roadside bomb exploded in an ambush attack in Ramadi, west of Baghdad. He had left his tank to help soldiers in an earlier attack.
'Biological parents are the enemies of their offspring' (tags)
Kindergarten is meant to protect children from their own mothers. ...
Latin American School of Medicine Scholarship Conference (tags)
More than 100 US students are studying to become doctors in Cuba at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba . They pursue the dream of a lifetime, thanks to Cuba's generous offer of 500 full scholarships
Local Marine, Blake H. Howey, Killed in Iraq (tags)
Marine Pfc. Blake H. Howey of Glendora died in Iraq on Sunday at age 20, becoming the second person from Glendora to be killed in Iraq. Howey was only a few weeks into his first deployment when his convoy was struck by a roadside bomb in Fallujah, said family friend Karen Butterfield.
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
Local Soldier, Keith Yoakum, Killed in Iraq (tags)
Chief Warrant Officer Keith Yoakum, 41, died Feb. 2 in Taji, Iraq, of wounds suffered when the Apache helicopter he was flying in was forced to land during combat operations, the Department of Defense announced today.
Local Marine, Alejandro Carrillo, Killed in Iraq (tags)
A 22-year-old Marine sergeant from Carson, who often came back to his high school alma mater to encourage students to stay in school, has been killed in combat in Iraq. Marine Sgt. Alejandro Carrillo, a Carson High School graduate, died Jan. 30 while conducting combat operations in Anbar. He was a driver with a combat logistics battalion.
Why are Kids Sending Valentines to World’s Finest Chocolate this February 14? (tags)
Children and their teachers across the country are coming together this Valentine’s Day to stop child labor, child trafficking, and child slavery in the cocoa fields.
Building Bridges Radio: Law Students Work To Aid Gulf Coast Residents! (tags)
WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW
Local Soldier, Cornell C. Chao, Killed in Iraq (tags)
U.S. Army pilot Cornell Chao, 36, formerly of Fullerton, died Sunday when his Apache helicopter crashed in Najaf, Iraq.
Activists Face Six Months in Prison for Opposing Controversial School of the Americas (tags)
On Monday, January 29 sixteen human rights activists will appear in federal court for peacefully walking onto a military base in protest of a controversial Army training school. Each person faces up to six months in prison and a $5,000 fine for this act of nonviolent civil disobedience.
Help Green LAUSD with Trees and Funds (tags)
Planet Green and TreePeople partner to green LAUSD with sponsored tree plantings and funds.
Local Soldier, Mark J. Daily, Killed in Iraq (tags)
Mark J. Daily, A 23-year-old lifelong Irvine resident was killed just three months into his deployment Monday when a bomb ripped through his military vehicle in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, officials announced Wednesday.
Student-run infoshop opens (tags)
Earlier this month, a student-run non-profit infoshop celebrated its grand opening at The Evergreen State College (TESC) in Olympia, Washington, USA. Using the guise of a state funded student group, volunteers of The Evergreen Infoshoppe were allotted over $4,000 to purchase radical books, zines, and videos for their lending library and resource center. After only a few weeks of planning, the Infoshoppe now hosts an ever-growing collection in a permanent, centrally located and nearly autonomous location.
Genocide in Canada: The Untold Story (tags)
An overview of the history and continued practice of genocide in Canada.
Report from Oaxaca - Dec. 23 - Night of the Radishes - Message to the People of the World (tags)
In these past days many different people have told us that the struggle continues despite all the repression.... the events of the past 6 months have changed people profoundly...People are thinking of Oaxaca, but not only Oaxaca.
Local Soldier, Nicholas P. Steinbacher, Killed in Iraq (tags)
On Sunday a Crescenta Valley family received the news that their son, Nick Steinbacher, serving in Iraq, had been killed during a night patrol on Dec. 10. He had just celebrated his 22nd birthday on Dec. 8. Copyright © 2006 La Cañada Valley Sun
Dope dealing feds???? (tags)
What a novel way to recruit peole to kill Arabs? Offer them coke, and fake the results on their tests.
BTL:Protest at U.S. Military-Training School Builds Campaign to... (tags)
...Close School of the Americas/WHINSEC~Interview with Joao da Silva, communications coordinator with the School of the Americas Watch, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Local Marine, Lance Cpl. Jeromy D. West, Killed in Iraq (tags)
Lance Cpl. Jeromy D. West, 20, of Aguanga, died Saturday while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, according to a Department of Defense news release.
MARCH AGAINST THE PROPOSED LYNWOOD PROMENADE (tags)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7th The Lynwood City Council will vote this Tuesday on a proposal to build an NFL stadium. Homes and Businesses along Atlantic Blvd, Imperial HWY, Fernwood Ave, and Wright Rd would be demolished if this project is approved. Many property owners of the affected area are still not informed about this issue. Those who do know only found out recently. This decision would destroy a huge chunk of a city that is only 4.9 square miles. The newly constructed Firebaugh High School and Vista Continuation School will be torn down. This is a racist move by an already currupt city council.
Big Brother and Uncle Sam are fingerprinting kids in grade school cafeterias! (tags)
A plan to fingerprint elementary school students when they buy lunch has some parents worrying that Big Brother has come to the cafeteria.
School Bus Driver fired for giving Bush the respect he deserves (tags)
School Bus Driver fired for giving Bush the finger! I won't argue if the firing was justified because I don't know, but at least the woman knows how to give Bush the respect he deserves. Although it does seem to show you that the school system teaches the kids that they dont have any First Amendment Rights.
Local Marine, Jason Franco, Killed in Iraq (tags)
Jason Franco had been in Iraq less than a month when he died Tuesday. He was the seventh Inland man to die in one of the war's deadliest months and the second Buena Vista High School graduate to die there this year.
Alexander Wants Free Education By 2009 (tags)
The plan Alexander is presenting will unfold over the next three years; first, students will receive a 35 percent reduction in college tuition fees by 2007, by 2008 students will receive an additional 20 percent reduction on fees, and by 2009 all state colleges and universities will offer free education.
Local Sailor, Charles O. Sare, Killed in Iraq (tags)
U.S. Navy Corpsman Charles Otto Sare, 23, was killed Monday in Anbar province when the M1114 High Mobility Multi-Purpose vehicle he was riding in was struck by an improvised explosive device. He reportedly was wearing body armor and other protective gear, including the military's new Kevlar helmet.
Union endorses closet neo-Nazi for San Bernardino City School Board (tags)
In the below photograph, Joseph Turner, closet neo-Nazi and founder of Save Our State, a virulently racist anti-immigrant group, mingles with a crowd of flag-waving skinheads at an anti-day laborer center rally that took place in Laguna Beach in July 2005. Turner is wearing a light blue shirt and dark gray khaki pants on the far left in this photograph.
Local Soldier, Kenny F. Stanton Jr., Killed in Iraq (tags)
A Hemet High School graduate who was a budding journalist and a youth leader at his church has become the latest Inland serviceman -- and the third from his school -- to be killed in the war in Iraq.
Joe Turner: School board candidate or demagogue? (tags)
Joseph Turner, founder of the anti-immigrant group Save Our State, is running for San Bernardino Board of Education, fresh from the defeat of his Anti-Illegal Immigration Ordinance there. But the campaign is going to his head.
Los Angeles Times:Why did Osama bin Laden choose Jeb Bush's Venice,Florida flight school ? (tags)
Wall Street Journal,New York Times,Los Angeles Times,Miami Herald,etc. have maintained a self imposed black out of the 9/11,WTC, Pentagon, etc. tragedy's connections to Venice,Florida. This indymedia article-post is my protest against established media's allegiance to the Bush war criminals,stock frauds,money launderers and arms,petroleum and drug traffickers.
L A Times:Why did Osama bin Laden choose Jeb Bush's Huffman Aviation terror flight school (tags)
Wall Street Journal,New York Times,Los Angeles Times,Miami Herald,etc. have maintained a self imposed black out of the 9/11,WTC, Pentagon, etc. tragedy's connections to Venice,Florida. This indymedia article-post is my protest against established media's allegiance to the Bush war criminals,stock frauds,money launderers and arms,petroleum and drug traffickers.
Academic Fraud? (tags)
Academic fraud is usually defined as something done by a student. But here's a case where a teacher appears to have been the perpetrator.
Local Soldier, Hannah Lee McKinney, Killed in Iraq (tags)
In pitch darkness early Monday, Army Pfc. Hannah Leah McKinney of Redlands climbed down from a guard tower at Fort Taji, Iraq, and headed across a dusty road to a latrine. She never made it. As she walked across the road, a Humvee drove out of the darkness, ran over the young soldier, then sped away, leaving her small crumpled body lying in the dirt, according to family members.
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
HS Students bike from Savannah to LA today (tags)
About two dozen High School students arrive today at Venice Beach. They bicycled 42 days from Savannah, GA- about 3,000 miles.
California Safe Schools Honors Sheinbaum & Farrell (tags)
Students Dialogue With Legendary Activists
Don't these pigs have any real criminals to arrest???? (tags)
A judge ignored a former teacher's sobbing pleas for mercy Friday and sentenced her to seven years in prison on charges that she sent explicit photos to a young teenager while on probation for having sex with him.
MEXICA MOVEMENT LAUNCHES DISNEY BOYCOTT (tags)
Disney’s white supremacist radio talk show hosts incite a bomb threat against children and promote smallpox genocide against Indigenous People.
Christopher Leon, A Local Marine, Killed in Iraq (tags)
A 20-year-old Marine from Lancaster has been killed in Iraq, becoming the third young Antelope Valley man to die there since the 2003 invasion. Cpl. Christopher Leon, a 2004 Lancaster High School graduate, died Tuesday from wounds suffered in combat, Marine officials said.
Israel’s first Bedouin envoy (tags)
Ismail Khaldi used to be a shepherd; now he’s been appointed Israeli consul in San Francisco
Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
Army Spc. Luis D. Santos, of Rialto, who attended Fontana High School, died of injuries received when a bomb exploded near his vehicle during combat operations in Buritz, Iraq, June 8, 2006.
Minutemen Target Children: The Attack on Academia Semillas del Pueblo (tags)
HATE-TALK RADIO AND THE BOMB THREAT AT ACADEMIA SEMILLAS DEL PUEBLO
Yes on 81& 82, Sarah Knop for School Superintendent (tags)
June 6 is election day and your vote is definitely needed for Yes on 81 and 82 and for Sarah Knopp for School Superintendent. All 3 races effectively involve education, crucial to the future of any society.
Raza Si!! Tropas NO!! (tags)
The Coordinadora Estudiantil de la Raza rallied and held a press conference to denounce the deployment of US Troops to the border and to iniciate a campaign against JROTC/Military in public schools.
Turner Complains:Son's School Hurt by Immigrants (tags)
Joe Turner interview in "Hoy": Complains about his son's school having Mexicans. Translated from Spanish.
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
New Orleans: Who Stole Fortier High School? (tags)
How does a historically black high school get turned into predominantly white elite charter school? Alcee Fortier High School in New Orleans is a symbol of everything wrong in New Orleans today.
Korean Troops Occupy Village for US Base Expansion (tags)
For three days, 1,000's of protestors have clashed with police and soldiers in a resistance to a U.S. base expansion. The expansion of Camp Humphreys (K-6) is part of the United States' Global Posture Review, following the agenda of the Project for a New American Century (PNAC), and implemented by the Bush Administration to consolidate its military hegemony over Northeast Asia.
Feeding the poor (tags)
School children set up gardens to feed the poor and give fresh produce to food banks. Volunteers needed around the country.
Hundreds Attend Funeral Service for Local Soldier Raymond L. Henry, Killed in Iraq (tags)
A group of nine high school friends and an Anaheim family say farewell to a soldier killed on patrol in Iraq.
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.
Governor Joins Struggle Against Teachers (tags)
Stewart Alexander, candidate for lieutenant governor, oppose Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s move to take control of the LAUSD and says he fully support the position of the teachers, district officials and the unions on this important issue.
STAGING TORTURE TO STOP TORTURE (tags)
Hector Aristizábal is a rare type of individual; a man who after undergoing the worst type of physical torture, works to educate people far removed from the harsh realities imposed by the U.S. government on people in other countries, by creating spaces where people are confronted with the unthinkable.
STUDENTS UP THE ANTE: Amnesty's the new agenda (tags)
Student protestors march on City Hall. "Compromise" is off the table--the word today was "Amnesty."
Stage Torture to Stop Torture (tags)
Hector Aristizábal is a rare type of individual; a man who after undergoing the worst type of physical torture, works to educate people far removed from the harsh realities imposed by the U.S. government on people in other countries, by creating spaces where people are confronted with the unthinkable.
ANTHONY SOLTERO TO BE HONORED AT MASS STUDENT MARCH (tags)
At a press conference earlier today, the Coalition of United Students announced they will dedicate their April 15 march to Anthony Soltero, who took his own life after a vice-principal threatened him with prison because he walked out of school to protest HR4437. (repost by Leslie)
Black & Brown Unity Summit (tags)
An estimated 100 people gathered for an ethnic unity event entitled: ‘Black and Brown Unity: Towards a Common Agenda’. The event included a panel discussion involving church clergy, college professors, labor organizers, community workers,, and a Santa Monica High School student.
Student Suicide: A Phone Interview with the Family’s Attorney (tags)
MP3 audio file
First Death from Walkouts (tags)
This is not a game . . .
(part 2) a black anarchist's take on the march/walk-outs (tags)
an indirect but inspiring experience of the walk-outs
Save Our State Pops Its Head Up; Counterprotests Planned (tags)
Save Our State joins with student trying to shut down MEChA at Jurupa USD Board meeting and talk about taking on MEChA nationwide. Counterprotesters plan response.
SOS-NAZIS will be in Riverside tomorrow Mon 4/3 (tags)
3/27-31: Nationwide Week of Massive Student Walkouts for Immigrant Rights! (tags)
Student walkouts reports from across the country
North High Students March to City Hall (tags)
Students from at least 7 different schools speak out at Riverside City Hall with support of Principal [North High School].
Artesia High School Students Walkout! (tags)
high school students take the street to protest the racist HR4437 bill
VIDEO: Westchester High Walkout (tags)
About 50 students from Westchester High staged a walkout and march to the offices of Univision this morning. They were able to meet with an anchor from the station.
Walkouts at Westchester High 3-29-06 (tags)
LOS ANGELES, March 29, 2006 – The LA School district and police are enforcing a crack down on student walk outs today. All high schools are on lock down and police car are patrolling the perimeter of those high schools that have seen the largest walk out in the past three days.
Student Protest for immigrant Rights Mounts (tags)
For two straight days, tens of thousands of high school students from California and Texas walked out of their classes in support of immigrant rights and protest the oppressive and racist HR 4437.
School Walk Out (tags)
Yesterday at about 9:45 am, at least about 400 or more students walked off campus from Norte Vista High School in Riverside. Other walk outs were happened from so many other campuses too--NOrth High, Arlington High, Poly High, and so on. But--I will detail the path of Norte Vista kids.
Silver Lake / Echo Park Area Students Join Nation Wide March. (tags)
March 27th Greater Los Angeles 9a.m.
High and middle school kids take on Washington in the struggle for immigrant rights. Overcoming school lock-ins an estimated one hundred fifty students travel down Sunset Blvd to later rally with 35,000 downtown.
large pro-immigrant rally in Long Beach (tags)
Militant high school students ignore lockdown order, rally against fascist-like immigration legislation.
Orange County high school students take over Riverside Freeway (tags)
A group of young high school students, all marching in opposition to legislation passed in the U.S. House of Representatives which would criminalize undocumented workers, took to the streets late yesterday afternoon and seized control of a major Orange County freeway.
La Gran Walkout, to City Hall (tags)
Students poured out of school today. Most of them slowed traffic on the 101. The ones I met went back to City Hall.
City Hall: School Walk Out (tags)
City Hall: School Walk Out
my experience substitute teaching during the walk outs (tags)
my experience substitute teaching during the student walk outs protesting anti-immigrant laws.
Students WALK OUT at Riverside high school (tags)
hundreds walk out this morning from riverside high school in protest of racist HR legislation.
East LA + Riverside Students WALK OUT to Protest HR 4377 (tags)
Students Set a Bold Tone for Saturday's Gran Marcha
'Authors, librarians defend kids' book (tags)
First it was My Name is Rachel Corrie, now its Three Wishes. Jewish groups in Canada attempt block a book from being read by children.
On the Set of Walkout (a new film debuting on cable TV) (tags)
"In those times, people were energized, and they were more intellectual. People were processors of information, whereas today you don't see a lot of that." -- David Sanchez, former leader, The Brown Berets
A CALL FOR OPEN MONITORING
Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)
Cpl. Carlos Arellano died Friday when a suicide bomber in a car set off a blast in Haqlaniyah, Iraq, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
The crumpled wreckage of a U.S. military OH-58D Kiowa helicopter lies on its side, Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, in Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. The reconnaissance helicopter went down in the afternoon Friday, killing its two pilots. Military officials say that there were indications the crash was due to hostile ground fire. (AP Photo/Nick Wadhams)
Local Marine Killed In Iraq (tags)
Raul Mercado, of Monrovia, chose to enlist in the Marine Corps, hoping someday to get into West Point. On Saturday, he was killed in Iraq when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb. He was 21.
LEANN SIMPSON ARTIST/MURALIST EMBARKS ON ELECTIRFYING ANTI-DRUG ARTWORKS SERIES (tags)
Leann Simpson, a strong motivated young woman, combines her artistic talents with a strong message for those dealing with drug addiction. USE ART.....NOT DRUGS.
Minuteman leader has troubled past (tags)
Minuteman leader Chris Simcox paints himself as a heroic guardian of national security. Those close to him see him differently.
Thousands Walk out of L.A. highschools (tags)
High school students in L.A. were part of the marches in the 1990s against the anti-immigrant Proposition 187 and the East L.A. protests against the Vietnam War in the '60s. But Nov. 2 was on a whole different level. In response to the call from The World Can't Wait, thousands of youth--many from proletarian neighborhoods--left school to take political action and make their voices heard. At Los Angeles High School alone, more than 1,000 students--the majority of the school -- walked out, and more than 500 marched to Wilshire Blvd.
URGENT! World Can't Wait--High School student suspended for organizing (tags)
High School students organizing to Drive Out Bush! at Reseda High suspended!
Local Marine Killed In Iraq (tags)
Marine Lance Cpl. Sergio Escobar, of Pasadena, CA, was killed in Iraq on October. 9, 2005, roughly two months after he arrived in Iraq.
Schwarzenegger Signs AB 405: Bill Protects Kids from Exposure to Experimental Pesticides (tags)
Kids & Teachers Are NOT Lab Rats!
SCHWARZENEGGER'S DILEMMA: (tags)
Sign A Bill Banning The Use Of Experimental Pesticides In Schools Or Cave In To Chemical Industry Lobbyists
Crenshaw Cougar Coalition Asks School District to Waive Hiring Formula (tags)
Nearly one hundred students, parents and teachers at Crenshaw High School were joined by community leaders in a press conference held at the campus' main entrance this evening. The press conference aimed to respond to a series of emergency meetings the Los Angeles Unified School District School Board has called in the past week aimed at dealing with Crenshaw's recent loss and return on appeal of accreditation. At specific issue is the School District's mandate that Crenshaw sacrifice 16 teachers currently teaching full course loads at Crenshaw to other schools.
AB 405- STOP HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION AT K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS (tags)
TEACHERS & KIDS ARE NOT LAB RATS!
Hurricane Relief Benefit Show @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE FRI SEP 16!!!!!! (tags)
California Safe Schools Sponsors AB 405 (tags)
Montañez School Pesticide Safety Bill Closer To Governor’s Signature!
Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)
Marine Cpl. Carlos Pineda, 23, Los Angeles; Killed During a Rescue in Iraq
Moms tell recruiters: ‘Leave My Child Alone!’ (tags)
WASHINGTON — Megan Watson, leader of Mainstream Moms, is so angry at military recruiters for invading schools to sign up unwary youth for combat in Iraq that she and her group launched an online movement, “LeaveMyChildAlone.org.”
Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)
Marine killed in Iraq. Muir graduate dies in roadside bomb explosion.
Possible Fraud inside LAUSD construction contracts (tags)
African Americans were to receive approximately $15 million in construction contracts, based on a report issued by the Los Angeles Unified School District Small Business Program. These contracts were awarded, but not to African Americans.
Showdown in Coal Town: 16 Arrested in MJS Action (tags)
For the third time in one week, residents of the Coal River Valley of West Virginia and supporters from across the country met at Massey Energy's coal processing plant behind Marsh Fork Elementary School to demand that it be shut down and cleaned up. Sixteen of the 150 participants in the Mountain Justice Summer campaign were arrested as they attempted to deliver a list of demands to the site's supervisor. Earlier in the day two campaign participants delivered the demands directly to Massey's head offices in Richmond Virginia.
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.
Mass Rally vs. Arnold's Education Cuts (tags)
Thousands of teachers, school employees, and other citizens concerned about cuts to education held a mass rally in Pershing Square yesterday to demand that funding stolen from schools by Governor Schwarzenegger be restored immediately.
For the Sake of the Kids: West Virginia Residents Confront Massey Energy (tags)
While Massey Energy stockholders met at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, parents, grandparents, and other residents of Coal River Valley, West Virginia rallied to oppose Massey's operations adjacent to Marsh Fork Elementary School. Two grandmothers and a third resident of the valley attempted to deliver a list of demands. The residents were met by the plant's head of security who refused to allow them to present their demands. When the residents again attempted to present their demands, they were arrested in a moving and dramatic act of civil conscience.
Axis of Justice and Rubidoux High School’s “30 Hour Famine” (tags)
The Article is a report back from Saturday's Fast for Famine in Riverside CA
Malcolm X Festival (tags)
Hosted by FAMLI, Inc., the festival is the nation’s largest cultural tribute to Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz). The great human rights advocate and family man would have been 80 years old on May 19 in this 40th year observance of his death.
Women of Excellence Ministries is proud to present Juneteenth 2005 at Chino High School St (tags)
Women of Excellence Ministries is proud to present Juneteenth 2005 at Chino High School Stadium.
Black High School Student slain in Corona (tags)
Racial Tensions STILL on the Rise; School Districts STILL Covering Up; Parents Furious at school's Lack of Response.
Wednes. May 25: LA Mass Mobilization to Stop Schwazenegger (tags)
WHAT: Action Day Wednesday, May 25 Mobilization in Los Angeles Action to coincide with a mass demonstration at the Capitol in Sacramento to stop the Governor Schwazenegger and his special election petition campaign that would ruin public education. WHEN: May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (5th and Olive St.)
Seeking options to military recruiting (tags)
A local peace vigil activist made the local paper.
LA DEMONSTRATORS BLOCK CAR OF GEN. TOMMY FRANKS (tags)
LOS ANGELES SCHOOL IS SITE OF DRAMATIC CONFRONTATION General Franks, attempting to leave the school in an SUV with tinted windows, was totally blocked by protesters who climbed onto the hood and body of the car and blocked his departure with banners, signs and their own bodies. it remained immobilized in the middle of the street.
Race Riots at Riverside high school: Exposing the TRUTH Administrators want to Deny (tags)
As of yet, La Sierra / Tyler districts of Riverside are no where near as bad as places like Eastside--where, you absolutely will get jumped for being the wrong color [between brown / black] for even just walking on the wrong side of the street b/c the turfs are so defined. But, if community members, parents, and students do not take direct action soon, we may very well be on our way to such a demise in other parts of Riverside. Race riots have been spreading in this part of town--from the big Castle Park incident on Valentines Day, to the La Sierra High shut downs the following week, and now this incident at Norte Vista which involved HUNDREDS, far more than the 15 students the press enterprise declares were involved. The District position continues to be to SUPRESS discussion about this as a tactic to calm the situation while simultaneously increasing police presence on campuses. Students need a space & opportunity to dialogue about this, come to their own solutions, and even receive trauma counseling for the violence they repeatedly face by simply showing up for school each day.
Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, April 15th (tags)
Arlene Inouye, Coordinator of the Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools (CAMS) and Robert Acosta, an Iraq War Veteran (2003) with Operation Truth, will deliver a presentation about the ongoing efforts to raise awareness and mobilize the public against the aggressive and deceptive tactics military recruiters use in our public school system to get working-class youth to join the U.S. armed forces.
Fish out of Water (tags)
What happens when you come face to face with a true genius?
ABOUT California Safe Schools Receives $25,000. in Volvo for Life Awards (tags)
California Safe Schools Executive Director Named Finalist in Volvo for Life Awards
10 PEOPLE DIED.... (tags)
Red Lake High School, 10 People Died....
RIVERSIDE YOUTH: "RACE RIOTS", DISTRICT COVER UP, CRIMIANLIZATION OF YOUTH OF CO (tags)
In RIVERSIDE: school district is covering up, telling lies to parents; their response to increase alleged racial tension is to SUPRESS ANY DISCUSSION ABOUT RACE ISSUES, and INCREASE POLICE, GANG UNITS, AND GANG PROFILING ON CAMPUS AND OF STUDENTS.
Vermont towns say ‘Bring our troops home’ (tags)
In more than 50 towns voters took a day usually reserved for decisions on school budgets and new snow plows to debate an issue of international significance — the war in Iraq.
Cops needlessly kill tiger (tags)
Cop violence spreads from shooting down people to shooting down animals who pose no threat.
Devin Was 13...and the Police Killed Him (tags)
In the quiet of 4:00 on a Sunday morning, in the darkness, alone in the front seat of a car, the short, sweet life of Devin Brown was ended in a violent burst of gunfire. A night-riding Los Angeles police officer stood near the car he was in. It took him seconds to draw his gun and fire: Five shots. Then five more. Half of them struck and killed the boy in the car. Devin Brown was 13.
California Safe Schools Executive Director Named One of Nation's Top Hometown Heroes (tags)
Volvo for Life Awards
The Truth About Killing Palestinian Children (tags)
The vast differences in the news about murdered Palestinian schoolchildren With little or no responsibility from US mainstream medias to corroborate truth.
MALDEF Ignored in Texas (tags)
Why are the Rich Districts Helping the State Rush to Appeal the School Funding Case?
Local Schools Join in Tsunami Relief (tags)
The Redeemer Baptist Elementary School has opened a Breakfast shop for the week of January 10th to the 14th All sales from the shop will be donated to the Red Cross Tsunami Relief fund
Trashing Christmas (tags)
The last of the Halloween candy has been eaten. The harvest moon is a radiant memory. The family festival of Thanksgiving has drawn us closer together. All of these warm seasonal memories can mean only one thing: It’s time for the Christmas haters to shift into high gear.
song One Love One World (tags)
World peace and tolerance song changing lives in a positive way!
Ledge Sit and Hunger Strike in DC Government Building Needs Support (tags)
Help Support DC fight for shelter. A homeless activist is currently doing a hunger strike while sitting on a 5-story ledge in the Wilson Building (city hall and mayor's offices), until there is shelter in SW DC. Join the fight
CALIFORNIA PARENTS GAIN RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT PESTICIDES USED IN K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS (tags)
EMBRACING THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE & RIGHT TO KNOW
School of Assassins Protest Video (tags)
I'm still kickin'... missing the weather...
Los Angeles Unified School District possible fraud Black and Hisp. construction contracts (tags)
The LAUSD may be committing fraud with Black and Hispanic construction contracts
School Pesticide Reform Coalition at www.nopoison.org or at 1-888-NO-POISON (tags)
Find out more about the hazards of pesticides and about safer solutions from the School Pesticide Reform Coalition
Robin Hood Lives! MALDEF Declares Victory (tags)
The trial judge in the Texas School Funding Trial released final docs today. Here is a MALDEF press release and a selection of key passages from the court's findings, with commentary from the Texas Civil Rights Review.
OVER 16,000 CONVERGE AT FORT BENNING (tags)
Many Scale Barbed-Wire Fences and are Arrested While Calling for Closure of US Army’s School of the Americas
Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
Flintridge Prep standout dies in Iraq. J.P. Blecksmith, 24, '99 graduate of Flintridge Preparatory School, was part of U.S. military campaign in Fallouja.
Two Marine Corps Buddies Inseparable in Life, Death (tags)
Jeremiah A. Baro, and Jared P. Hubbard were best buddies and died together in Iraq.
2 California Soldiers Killed in Iraq (tags)
Marine Cpl. Jeremiah A. Baro, 21, Fresno
Walk For World Peace (tags)
Close the School of Americas Walk For World Peace - Join the 5th Annual Peace Pilgrimage Atlanta to Fort Benning, GA - November 13-21, 2004
ALDAMA ELEMENTARY & CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS HONORED WITH GREEN FLAG AWARDS (tags)
GREEN FLAG SCHOOLS http://www.greenflagschools.org
Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
Marine Lance Cpl. Richard P. Slocum, 19, Saugus; Killed in Humvee Rollover
Email or letter writing campaign (tags)
The Los Angeles Unified School System (Facilities Services Division), has only awarded $8 million in construction contracts to African Americans. But $78 million in construction contracts were awarded to Hispanics, and $61 million to Asian/Pacific Islanders.
Genocide of African Americans (tags)
Approximately 50,000 African Americans are dying each month in America, according to the National Vital Statistics Report.
Class Struggle and Critical Race Theory for Texas Schools (tags)
Inequity is a plain fact in Texas education, but so is the challenge of civil rights education.
9/19: Los Angeles DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 7) (tags)
Teacher/Student Day: Students and Teachers gather to support Higher Education
FIVE LA UNIFIED SCHOOLS HONORED WITH GREEN FLAG AWARDS (tags)
FIVE LA UNIFIED SCHOOLS RECEIVE NATIONAL HONOR FROM CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS (NON-PROFIT)
PARENTS GAIN RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT CHEMICALS USED AT SCHOOL (tags)
Parents Gain Right to Know about pesticides used in or around school campuses.
MALDEF Stands Ground in Texas School Funding Trial (tags)
Lawyers for richer and poorer districts alike are fighting over the future of equitable funding for the education of Texas children. Here is a "half time" update.
Stopping the Military in our Schools (tags)
The military actively preys upon our students. Operation Opt Out is a two-month campaign by the Coalition Against Militarism In Our Schools to draw attention to this pressure and recruitment. Operation Opt Out is a way students can protect themselves from military recruitment.. If you want to help out give us a call or end us an email email@example.com Our culminating event in late October will be a musical/poetic/creative event. Join with us!
Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
Cpl. Nicanor Alvarez, 22, was one of four Marines from Camp Pendleton who died Saturday during fighting in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.
FEDERAL FUNDING NEEDED FOR SCHOOLS (tags)
2004 School Environmental Checklist Helps Parents & Schools
NICHOLAS BAKER RECIPIENT OF LOS ANGELES TIMES "ABOVE & BEYOND " AWARD (tags)
TWELVE YEAR OLD STUDENT RECEIVES LOS ANGELES TIMES AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS HONORS SUN VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL! (tags)
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS HONORS SUN VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Today's OTHER Gay Rights Defeat (tags)
The Murrieta school board voted, 3-2, to reject a proposed policy banning bullying and harassment of students "respect to ethnic group, religion, gender, sexual orientation, color, race, national origin and physical or mental disability or the perception of one or more of such characteristics." Ironically, the real danger here will not actually be borne primarily by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered teenagers who are so despised by these Christian [sic] zealots. There are far, far more black, Latino, Asian, Native, Jewish, Muslim, atheist, Buddhist, Mormon, immigrant, and disabled kids in the Murrieta school district than there are LGBT children, and ALL of those kids are at risk from a school board which is willing to condone harassment as long as some of that harassment is directed at gays.
Walking on Water: Reading, Writing, and Revolution, by Derrick Jensen (tags)
A Review by Adam Fletcher, Director of The Freechild Project
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS -BREAKING NEWS! (tags)
CHILDRENS ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH GROUP INSPIRED BY CHILDS ASTHMA ATTACK.
Repost:Defend Grassroots Democracy in Venice (tags)
This was posted yesterday but inaccessible due to server overload(?). Election is today. Keep Venice cool. Vote today!
Defend Grassroots Democracy in Venice (tags)
Progressives defend their election from lies, slander and sabotage.
The Socialist Disease -- More Education Money Won’t Solve Problems (tags)
Zero-tolerance --- zero-thought (tags)
Becerra Supports Draft (tags)
Congressman Xavier Becerra (D Los Angeles) is considering supporting a military draft. This is dangerous. Call him and tell him so.
Narco News Benefit in LA, May 16 (tags)
A night of music and comedy at Orchid Restaurant Bar & Lounge, to benefit the Narco News School of Authentic Journalism
CLEAN ENVIRONMENT, SAFE SCHOOLS, HEALTHY CHILDREN VISIT WWW.CALISAFE.ORG (tags)
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS NON-PROFIT WWW.CALISAFE.ORG
Wanted: 100 New Friends in L.A. Area (tags)
Wanted: 100 New Friends in Los Angeles (and environs) to organize and attend The Fund for Authentic Journalism’s first fundraising event, and the announcement of the 2004 scholarship recipients....
Transgender-Phobia Rules in O C School District (tags)
A trioka of transgender-phobic Westminster school board members may cost their students over $ 60 million in lost state revenue.
Announcing 37 Scholarships in Authentic Journalism (tags)
From July 30th to August 8th, 2004, the Narco News J-School Comes to Cochabamba and the Coca-Growing Chapare Region of Bolivia...
Protest Planned Tomorrow vs. Westminster School Board anti-transgender motion (tags)
Westminster, Orange County, teachers union and members of the Transgender Community plan to protest a School Board Plan to defy State policy protecting transgender and transsexual students.
Teacher/ Activist Cesar Cruz Fired For Placing Students and Parents Above Profit (tags)
International Activist, Poet, and Elementary Teacher Cesar Cruz was fired Monday at Downer Elementary School. The firing occured after an article was published that documented Cesar's organizing of a 70 mile march on Sacramento by students and parents to protest budget cuts at their 99% people of color school, as well as the presence of the nearby prison and oil refinery. (Un) Coincidentally, Cesar had also recently aided the community in their demands for a new school and site-based management. A call for action is occurring.
ABOUT-CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS (NON-PROFIT) WWW.NOPOISON.ORG (tags)
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS (NON-PROFIT) & SCHOOL PESTICIDE REFORM COALITION!
HOW HEALTHY IS YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL? (tags)
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS EFFORTS HIGHLIGHTED BY NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL WWW.CALISAFE.ORG
South Pasadena set to kill coyotes!!! (tags)
The city thinks killing coyotes is the ONLY way! Please tell them you disagree!
March 30: Spring Mobilization and Lobby Day to Close the SOA in Washington, DC (tags)
March 27-30, 2004: SOA Watch Spring Mobilization and Lobby Day Come to Washington, DC on March 30, 2004 and tell Congress to “Shut Down the SOA! – No More Murder in Our Name and with Our Tax Money!"
Drivers Licenses, Not War! California Latino Economic Strike Great Success (tags)
Los Angeles, CA - Thousands of Latino workers, students and shopkeepers stayed away from work and school Dec. 12, in support of the statewide Latino Economic Strike. The Latino Economic boycott was called by the Mexican American Political Association and Hermandad Mexicana Latino Americana, with the support of hundreds of other organizations, to protest the repeal of SB 60, the law that allowed undocumented immigrants to get drivers licenses.
MacClaren Hall: Child Protection or Asylum? (tags)
MacClaren Hall is a "protective custody institution" for children in Los Angeles county. I was held there at age 8, and it was like an asylum. Run like a jail, kids are punished for their parents' crimes, and leave with more trauma than they came in with...
Stand Up For Justice: The Story of Ralph Lazo (tags)
Copied from aamovement.net. It will be of interest to folks from Boyle Heights, Japanese Americans, and anyone interested in the internment.
PROTEST Schwarzenegger's Elimination of Minority Science Program (tags)
STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND TEACHERS PROTEST SCHWARZENEGGER'S ELIMINATION OF MINORITY SCIENCE PROGRAM
High schooler savors becoming a conservative (tags)
"Liberals welcome every Muhammad, Jamul and Jose who wishes to leave his Third World state and come to America - mostly illegally - to rip off our health-care system, balkanize our language and destroy our political system."
Wes Clark answers our SOA concerns! (tags)
“We don't know how lucky we are here - A major candidate is willing to listen to what we say and, if he won't do EVERYTHING we want, he'll at least do what's possible - and even give us the credit where credit is due. Other candidates would not have even bothered to answer. Wes Clark has acknowledged our SOA concerns, and that's more than any of the major candidates have. Indeed, all the other major candidates are happy to ignore our concerns and leave the SOA as it is - without even reforming it.”
Stopping Militarism in our Schools Take Action Workshops (tags)
Stopping Militarism in our Schools Conference February 7
WAs The CIA Running A Terrorist Flight School? (tags)
One of three ver well-written articles I'm forwarding that announce Jeb Bush and CIA's involvement with 911 terrorist flight schools, Heorin smuggling, mobsters. Give credit to the authors they are tremendous investigators.V. Smith ( I don't "play" and I'm no "actress". I am however, a citizen concerned and very persecuted, "targeted", Christian.))
Peace Porridge #36: 24 December 2003 - Juvenile Justice In Iraq (tags)
Things were different before the invasion! Liberation? Hardly! Terrorize? Absolutely! What possible chance is there to bring about peace in Iraq with storm trooper tactics against school children and teachers? The fact that some of these children have chosen Saddam over the soldiers of the US occupational forces must tell you something! It certainly should!
My Parents were victoms of Saddam (tags)
Law School as Revenge (tags)
I went to law school as revenge. Why do you think they had riots when the first black man tried to enter Univ. of Miss.? Why did they not let women into Notre Dame law school until 1968? Access to education is kept from the masses, so go to school as revenge.
Scott Ritter Speech Cancelled at Studio City School (tags)
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION & LAUSD PROMOTE SCHOOL SAFETY (tags)
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION & LAUSD PROMOTE student safety
A plea to the trolls for accurate criticism (tags)
It was inevitable to read the news anywhere on the net today without being bombarded by ignorent snarling coming from the "Send the Dixie Chicks to Guantanamo" crowd.
Iraq behind the cameras: a different reality (tags)
"We've got a lot of good things going on, but when I went home (on leave), people were just like 'We never hear that stuff,' " said Civil Affairs Pvt. Amy Schroeder. "That's what makes the families worry." What Iraq looks like on TV, and what Iraq is like for the 130,000 troops living here, sometimes feels like two different realities.
Dennis Kucinich Opens his East LA Office -Video (tags)
Q&A @ Garfield High School with Danny Glover & Shelly Morrison and a mini Fiesta at the new office. Some of this is in Spanish, not much, but some. Privatization of water, Human Geno, immigration, public transportation, media... and truth. 30 min.
Solidarity Statement of SOA, FTAA & Bush Protests (tags)
Joint Solidarity Statement of The Stop the War Coalition (UK), The Mobilization to Stop the FTAA (US), and The School of the Americas Watch Movement (US)
CAIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS PARTNERS WITH CELEBRATED ARTIST MICHAEL BRUZA (tags)
California Safe Schools Partners with Celebrated Artist Mihael Bruza - Preventing Pests Without Pesticides
The Nosotros Latin Filmmakers Showcase on December 1st, 2003 is the answer to Hollywood’s quest for Latin talent behind the camera. ‘Falcon’ restaurant (7213 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, Ca 90046) 7:00pm
HOW SAFE IS YOUR CHILDS SCHOOL (tags)
Children's environmental health
TECHSPLOITATION: Die, Diebold, Die! (tags)
Diebold memos reveal the company has changed its software without getting it recertified -- which is a violation of federal and state laws -- and then used in California's recall election that installed Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor.
mkj is back (i got a lot of questions and comments and updates) (tags)
the fbi raided my home october of last year and i need to know how i can speed up the return of my familly's personal computers laptops cd's books and a shit load of other stuff
Cannon Fodder (tags)
The Bush administration has cut veteran's benefits and forced wounded soldiers to pay for hospital meals. They have kept returning sick and wounded soldiers in horrible conditions on US military bases and made them wait months for doctor's appointments. Now, they plan to close schools and commissaries on military bases and privatize the remaining commissaries. Oh well, that is more money for Halliburton, Bechtel and all other corporations which profit immensely from war.
Walk Out at Santa Monica College (tags)
Hundereds of students walkout November 3 against the adminstration and the president because of the distribution of money, elimination of programs, layoffs of hundereds of faculty workers, and semi-corruption taking place with the school funds.
Labor Action to Close SOA (tags)
Labor Action to Close SOA
Paul Robeson honored with postage stamp (tags)
CHICAGO – Bowing to a six-year grassroots campaign, the U.S. Postal Service has announced that it will issue a stamp commemorating the life of Paul Robeson. The announcement is being greeted with joy in the ranks of those who fought for its issuance.
JOSE GALVAN ARTISTE PEINTRE MONTMARTRE PARIS (tags)
This native painter of ASPE (Spain) it made a long stay in MADRID: the richnesses contained with the Museum of Prado were for him an illumination and the memory of the large Masters continues it during its displacements in the Iberian peninsula.
The White Man's Last Stand (tags)
An article on the California recall process by a Los Angeleno.
Judge rules student has right to wear a T-shirt labeling Bush an "International Terro (tags)
A high school student has the right to wear a T-shirt to school with the face of President Bush and the words "International Terrorist" on the front, a federal judge ruled.
Education not Incarceration Teach-ins and Statewide Day of Action (tags)
The Education not Incarceration Coalition (www.may8.org) is kicking off the 2003-2004 school year with EDUCATION NOT INCARCERATION TEACH INS in schools statewide, building toward a STATEWIDE DAY OF ACTION to demand funding for our schools not more prisons which will tentatively occur on Wednesday, November 12, 2003
NATIONAL "OPT OUT" DAY FOCUSES ATTENTION ON - No Child Left Behind Act (tags)
Get the word out to LAUSD famlies of junior and high school seniors. Tell them they can opt-out out from the military gaining access to their information and still recieve college information. They must opt out EACH YEAR. Deadline for doing so is October 1st, 2003.
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION PRESENTS ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS (tags)
Four Los Angeles Unified School District schools won national recognition for their outstanding environmental work. Aldama and Fernangeles Elementary, Millikan, and Sun Valley Middle Schools, are among the first schools to participate in the national Green Flag Program, which works with schools to teach kids a hands-on approach to solving environmental health problems before they start.
A Texas Hoax May Be the President's Waterloo (tags)
Over the past year or so, getting headlines in Texas but only modest coverage elsewhere, the "Texas Miracle" has been disrobed. It was a scam, a hoax.
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.
Psychologist: Bush's Anger and Immaturity Now Rules the World (tags)
Psychologist Oliver James analyses the behaviour of the American president.
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.
Transgenders: LA Times Still Doesn’t Get It. (tags)
Times "Readers Representative" defends use of male pronoun-refences to dead trans woman, states meeting with queer rights group would be unproductive.
Hate Attack on Black Student in Murrieta (tags)
Sam Farr got beat up at school by two white students because he's black. The Deep South? South Central LA? No, Murrieta Valley High School.
GIVE IT TO YOUR KIDS! (tags)
Education working in Los Angeles in spite of itself it would seem...
Call me crazy, but maybe there's something to this... (tags)
I got this in an email and I was dumbfounded by the simple truth. I am an atheist, but truth is undeniable. Just wanted to share this with all of you.
About Officer Jeremy Morse (Inglewood, CA) (tags)
Many articles have been written about the Inglewood incident, but few of them have contained any personal information about Jeremy Morse. For good reason, he has stayed away from the mainstream media.
Anarchists and their Endless Contradictions (tags)
Radicals - And Why I'll Never Understand Them
Art Auction to benefit L.A. School Art programs! (tags)
The Democrats are threatening deep cuts in the state's budget. The FIRST to go will be funding for Art. Gov. Gray Davis first said he would slash the California Arts Council by 79%... now there is talk of eliminating it entirely. Which makes the following that much more important.
SHUT DOWN THE SOA: Massive Protest and Direct Action at U.S. Military Base (tags)
Join thousands from across the Americas from November 21-23, 2003 at the gates of the U.S. military base Fort Benning in Georgia - home of the notorious School of the Americas (renamed Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) - to stand in Solidarity with the victims of the School of Assassins and to speak out against terror and violence. ENGAGE IN NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD, TO CLOSE THE SOA/WHISC, AND TO CHANGE OPPRESSIVE U.S. FOREIGN POLICY.
Youth Join Fight For, Against Smoking (tags)
A self-described libertarian, Hannula fought a now-defunct anti-smoking program for Minnesota youth called Target Market because he disapproved that public money was used to influence the choices teens make about smoking.
all my thoughts (by:mkj) plz come here daveman and all (tags)
ill just type myself to sleep lol hahahahahahhaahhahahahahahahah
help i need someone to help me proof read this please english teachers whatever come help! (tags)
please help me proof read this please help me proof read this essay/report i need help plz
U.S. KILLS 13 AT IRAQI PROTEST (tags)
US troops occupy the primary school in Fallujah, Iraq, Tuesday April 29, 2003. Iraqi school children staged a demonstration demanding the school be returned to the community. Anti-American chants ring out... someone throws a stone, U.S. Troops panic and open fire. 13 people are killed and up to 75 wounded. U.S. Troops claimed they were shot at and merely returned fire (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder).
'Big-Time Spooky' (tags)
"It's despicable that the (anti-gun crowd) is trying to give their ...agenda a boost by portraying criminal gang members as innocent school children" says Maria Heil, national spokesperson for the Second Amendment Sisters.
Fighting mad New Yorkers work to stop ‘doomsday’ budget (tags)
People are angry in New York City – and they have a right to be angry. Every day massive cuts in local and state spending appear more and more imminent. At the state level, revenues are 10 percent below what is needed.
SINGLE MOM SPEARHEADS SPRAY FIGHT (tags)
LA Unified creates model pesticide policy for the nation with help from California Safe Schools.
Hawaii to Dump "No Child Left Behind" (tags)
From the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, the State of Hawaii says that Bush's No Child Left Behind is hurting education! (This article was posted at Chicago Indymedia in the interest of local views concerning the law.)
Colorado to implement School Vouchers (tags)
DENVER – Colorado will soon become the first state to initiate public-school vouchers since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling declared such programs constitutional.
Sight of Cross Makes Jewish Lawyer Sick - Will Sue (tags)
How about Sight of Star of David Make Christian Lawyer Sick - Will Sue! Does that work? NO?? I Didn't think so either.
PHOTOS: ANTI-WAR PROTEST SHUTS DOWN HIGH SCHOOL IN SANTA ANA TODAY A2 (tags)
Mater Dei High School, in Santa Ana, was closed for the day when school officials learned that student anti-war protestors were planning a demonstration. They had security guards taping the entire protest from the roof of the school. The crowd was probably around 30 people. Santa Ana police had a large presence, just as large or larger than the protest itself, including horse cops that kept a distance away. They must have been scared the child in the last photo would start a riot.
TAKE A BREAK FROM CNN - ENJOY THE ARTS (tags)
HOLLYWOOD’S OPERA STAR, ALISON ENGLAND PERFORMS AT GLENDALE HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2003
Manchester, UK School and College Strike Against the War - Video (tags)
Video of an amazing strike by British school students against the Iraq war!
LONDON Westminister Bridge blocked, 100000 Athens (tags)
Breaking News UK 18:30 London. Westminster Bridge blocked by dancing protesters. 100,000 in Athens, 15,000 block freeway in Barcelona
Philly Youth Lockdown@Recruitment Center (tags)
for more pics go to link
Ventura County Students Walkout and Demonstrate Against War (tags)
Students from throughout Ventura County, CA walked out of classes, held demonstrations, and rallied for peace.
PHOTOS-STUDENT WALK-OUTS (tags)
STUDENTS CONVERGED ON THE CORNER OF FAIRFAX AND SAN VICENTE TODAY TO PROTEST THE POSSIBLE WAR WITH IRAQ
Downtown Los Angeles CD and SoCal student walkouts make the Global Headlines (tags)
The Global Media couldn't help but put today's student mobolizations near the top of the world news, and at the top of most local news. And this mornings Civil Disobedience in LA, the highest profile CD of the day in the U.S., also garnered a fair share of attention. The following report was crafted for the LA Times; in the rest of the world, the LA CD was in the seventh paragraph of the AP's summary report.
More updates from OC! (tags)
UPDATE: Orange County Anti-War protest (tags)
lots of fun!
MARCH 5: National Student Strike-BOOKS NOT BOMBS (tags)
The “National Student Strike for Books Not Bombs,” will take place tomorrow, March 5th on campuses across the US and the world. Tens of thousands thousands of US students will stop participating in business as usual for some part of the day to demonstrate to the world that the campuses do not accept the Bush vision of endless war decreased opportunity.
Teacher Shut Up (don't mention the war) (tags)
All across the country teachers are being told to shut up about President Bush and his war. As one concerned parent to another, I urge you to send email.
Temescal Canyon students protest military recruiters (tags)
The students of Temescal Canyon High School's erstwhile peace club stood up to military recruiters, while outside the rain and another event conspired to turn a planned demonstration into a mini-protest.
Temescal Canyon HS Admins: "Yes to Military Recruiters, No to Peace Club" (tags)
Temescal Canyon High School's administration will do anything to stop the Peace Club from meeting. But they gladly allow military recruiters on campus.
IOF Outrages Continue in Nablus, Palestine-Activist Reports (tags)
The Latest ISM Activist Reports
FCC at USC forum invitation (tags)
Below is the FCC forum and invitation.
SOA Trial Update: 35 Human Rights Advocates Begin Trial (tags)
Defendants Aim to Expose Double Standard in War on Terrorism, Put SOA and US Foreign Policy on Trial
Upcomming Events at Long Beach RECH Center! (tags)
Revolutionary Empowerment and Community Help Center
L.A.C.E.S. Students Protest War (tags)
L.A.C.E.S., a special 6th thru 12th grade school for college prep, students walked out Feb 6th at 11:40 AM to Protest Iraq war.
Hour of Resistance: LA School Walkouts (tags)
LA high school students walked out to protest the coming war with Iraq on January 27
Human Rights Activists On Trial for Action at SOA (tags)
Defendants Aim to Expose Double Standard in War on Terrorism, Put SOA and US Foreign Policy on Trial
Call for a Teaching Moratorium Against the War in Iraq (tags)
This is a newly originated call for a teaching moratorium against the war in Iraq. Please forward this message to anyone that you think might be sympathetic or interested in participating in such a moratorium. If you plan to participate in this moratorium or would like to receive materials and information for teach-ins, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tortured ninth grader in Nepal innocent (tags)
"They asked about my family members and told me that they even would rape my small sister back at home after they knew I had a sister at home," the boy stammered.
Just Another Day For Little Israel (tags)
Let's see, last week they "accidently" shot 2 UN workers to death. The week before they "accidently" shot to death the head UN worker (in the back, using a sniper from 30 meters, no less). Jeez. Now they've "accidently" shot an Egyptian. They Also shot a bunch of Palestinain school kids who were throwing stones at tanks (but this is OK, because it was on purpose).
Report Backs/ N20 Not In Our Name Youth (tags)
more reports coming in
10,000 demand: Close U.S. terror school (tags)
Over 10,000 people from far and wide gathered at the gates of Ft. Benning, Ga., Nov. 17 to demand closure of the School of the Americas (SOA), better known as the “School of Assassins,” where many death squad officers from Latin America have been trained.
Good reasons to DROP OUT OF SCHOOL and DROP OUT OF COLLEGE (tags)
John Taylor Gatto climaxed his 33 year teaching career as New York State Teacher of the Year after being named New York City Teacher of the Year on three occasions. He quit teaching on the OP ED page of the Wall Street Journal in 1991 while still New York State Teacher of the Year, claiming that he was no longer willing to hurt children. His books include: Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling (1992); The Exhausted School (1993); A Different Kind of Teacher (2000); and The Underground History Of American Education (2001) The following was culled from his most recent work.
Nov 18 02 PeaceNoWar: Latest News from Irarq, Palestine, SOA Protest... (tags)
UN Backed to Iraq, US Want to War with Iraq Israeli Force Again Assult Palestine! School of Americas Protest-Ft Benning , GA Big Brother is Watching Everyone
UNANIMOUS! Teach-ins on Iraq in Oakland Schools! (tags)
The Oakland School Board Unanimously (with one abstention) passed a resolution to plan teach-ins throughout the School District on the war on Iraq Here is the FRONT PAGE! Oakland Tribune article and below is the School Board Resolution, cosponsored by Board Member Dan Siegel and Oakland Education Association president Sheila Quintana.
(Updated) Thousands to Expose Double Standard in War on Terrorism (tags)
Massive Convergence at Ft. Benning, Georgia, November 15-17 to Close the School of the Americas; ACLU and SOA Watch Go to Court TODAY to Challenge Plan to Search Every Participant
ACLU & SOA Watch Challenge in Court Plan to Search Protest Participants (tags)
Thousands Expected to Arrive in Columbus, GA This Weekend to Expose Double Standard in the War on Terrorism
Free Speech Under Attack by Pro-Israel Lobby (tags)
Free Speech Under Attack at Berkeley Law Foundation
MILLIONS OF CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL?? (tags)
EDUCATION FOR RICH AND MIDDLE CLASS ONLY?
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:
a miracle in wisconsin (tags)
healthy diet improves life in wisconsin school
PARENTS GAIN "RIGHT TO KNOW" (tags)
PARENTS GAIN RIGHT TO KNOW OF TOXIC EXPOSURE
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.
Falwell Email Touts New Theocratic Law School (tags)
Falwell moves to produce right wing lawyers.
Hate Crime Wave Drifts North: Bay Area Teens Slay Transgender Girl, Age 17 (tags)
The recent wave of hate crimes against queer folk has worsened, and spread to Northern California, as the following LA Times story reports:
XENOPHOBIA & NATIVISM (tags)
What Nativism & Xenophobia have to do with Bilingual / Bicultural Education in America
Not In Our Name - Speaker from School of Americas Watch (tags)
LA Not In Our Name - Speaker from School of Americas Watch
Zac In The Bush (Sept.21, 2002 version) (tags)
I explain why, arguably, 911 conspirator George Bush & his co-terrorists U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, FBI director Robert Mueller and his predecessors Thomas Pickard and Louis Freeh ought to be shackled and goggled and flown to Guantanamo.
The Momentum Continues (tags)
Texans welcoming pResident Bush back to his self-adopted home, cuz you know , he's really not a Texan.
School Revolutionary Party (tags)
the creation of the school revolutionary party, a struggle for student rights and revolution of our school system
LA and the Bay: Transgenders Sue Police, Beauty School (tags)
San Francisco Transgendered Man has filed $25 million suit against San Francisco law enforcement officials for brutality and verbal slurs. In a related story, reported earlier on this newswire, attorney Gloria Allred is representing a Transgendered woman in a discrimination lawsuit also announced Aug. 8 against a Los Angeles beauty school that refused to accept her.
Protest Racist Mascots in Fullerton (tags)
Tomorrow we are having a protest at the Fullerton Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees meeting. The protest will take place at 1051 W. Bastanchury Rd. (at the corner of Euclid and Bastanchury) in Fullerton. We want the Board to remove the racist Fullerton "Indian" and Sonora High School's Zapata mascot. The protest begins at 5PM, and we will enter the meeting at 7:30. Help us get busy, y'all.
Italian police planted petrol bombs on G8 summit protesters (tags)
What a surprise!
KPFK Town Hall Meeting (tags)
Aug. 4 from 1 to 5:30 pm at Loyola Law School
Anaheim School Board member lives in $1 million home in Corona del Mar (tags)
Anaheim City School District Trustee Don Garcia lives in a $1,000,000 home in Corona del Mar with his "wife," three children, and a maid.
KPFK 90.7 FM LISTENERS FORUM (tags)
KPFK 90.7 FM LISTENERS FORUM with Pacifica Executive Director, Dan Coughlin and Interim National Board Chair, Leslie Cagan, Wednesday, July 17, 7 PM - 9 PM at the Loyola Law School Student Lounge, 919 South Albany in Los Angeles.
Rally in Leimart Park Square May 25th 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (tags)
LAUSD has failed to address the educational needs of African American children. Our children deserve and need help.
Mumia Abu Jamal comments about the War, the School of the Americas, US Interests (tags)
Massive Rally and Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Action to Shut Down the School of the Americas (SOA) November 15-17, Fort Benning, GA
Add your upcoming events to our OC Mayday Calendar (tags)
Calling L.A.'s Young Artists: (tags)
Grand Central Market Holds Contest to Choose Artwork for Mural Project
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
Conduct of Jurupa Valley Sheriff questioned in detention of PTA vice president (tags)
The conduct of a campus resource officer at Rubidoux High School has sparked controversy and raised questions about the school's decision to allow him to teach inside its classroom.
Michael Moore Packs the House in San Diego! (tags)
On Friday, March 8, 2002, Michael Moore drew a huge crowd to an elementary school auditorium. There were about 800 people inside and another 1000+ outside. This is a copy of the audio to the performance.
Jello Biafra Praises Indymedia: The Progressive Interview (tags)
Bye Gray Davis: Failed Education & Energy Programs (tags)
The California State University provides remedial courses in English and math to almost half its freshmen since our school system is grossly inadequate in paying teachers, providing supplies and providing an education. This is the bitter legacy of the anti-education program of the Friend-of-Ken-Lay (as in Enron), Gov Gray Davis, or rather, no education program, and is an excellent reason for not voting for him on November 5, 2002.
COMMUNITY FORUM ON THE WAR SATURDAY (tags)
LOS ANGELES FORUM ON THE WAR features Michael Parenti, Erwin Chemerinsky, Ann Fagan Ginger, Sonali Kolhatkar and many others. As protesters gather for the New York & Brazil meetings, here in Los Angeles panels will analyze the current economic and military crises being faced here at home and around the world.
MAJOR LOS ANGELES FORUM FEATURES MICHAEL PARENTI; SET FOR FEB. 2 (tags)
"A Community Forum on the War on Terrorism," --*The Hidden Agenda--*The Real Causes-- *The Underreported Consequences" Brings Internationally Known Speakers, Including Michael Parenti, To Los Angeles; Event Is Set For Fairfax High School February 2 and also features Erwin Chemerinsky, Ann Fagan Ginger, Rev. James Lawson and many others. Registration at 9:30 a.m. -- Program at 10:00 a.m.
Sparks fly at Jurupa School Board meeting over campus officer's conduct (tags)
On the same day, that 20 African-American students were being peppersprayed by police at Sultana High School in Hesperia, An African American PTA president was nearly arrested in the parking lot by another campus safety officer from the Riverside Sheriff's Department. The question begs to be asked, are we turning our public schools populated mostly by students of color into police-states?
Video of Sultana High School incident sparks controversy (tags)
The Hesperia Unified School District, and police department claimed that a group of Black students were peppersprayed for the safety of the school, yet a videotape of the controversial incident challenges their versions of the facts.
CalArts Panel on War Politics and cultural Production (tags)
Some of CalArt's proffessors lecture this wed. on what might make for an amazing discussion
Student anti-war rally in downtown LA (tags)
Nearly 200 students and others demonstrated yesterday in downtown LA against the war.
This Saturday! A Taste of Justice Conference (tags)
Come to the "A Taste of Justice" Conference this Saturday, Nov. 3rd. Diet related diseases such as diabetes and obesity are reaching epidemic proportions in low-income communities in Los Angeles. Come work together with other Los Angeles residents to solve this and other problems.
"Film School Confidential" Rocks! (tags)
Fifteen films by San Diego college and high-school students were shown at the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts October 19-21 as part of a program called “Film School Confidential.” Their technical and dramatic qualities were generally excellent, and in addition to the films themselves a seminar discussed ways of getting student and amateur films shot, finished, shown and ultimately distributed commercially.
Sept 29 - Oct 5NATIONAL WEEK OF ACTIONS TO STOP POLICE BRUTALITY!!! (tags)
PARTICPIPATE IN THE NATIONAL WEEK OF ACTIONS AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY, REPRESSION AND THE CRIMINALIZATION OF A GENERATION!!!! SEPTEMBER 29th - October 5th.
School of the Italian Americas? (tags)
The police who raided the schools with batons smashing heads were trained by LA cops.
Some More Bush Family Lore -- Sensational Revelations! (tags)
Turns out our first family is a little better travelled than we've been led to believe. Apologies in advance for the tabloid tone; but they say this stuff sells, makes you wonder why the corporate media probably won't pick this up.
Locke High Teacher Speaks Out (tags)
Safety means protecting what you value from harm. How is it possible to create any form of safety at schools, which do not value their community members enough to treat their children with respect?
Demonstration in front of San Diego School Board (tags)
Please join us in demonstrating our "Loss of Confidence" in the San Diego Unified School District Administration. The board's pattern of poor decision-making is costly and jeopardizing our children's education and safety. Do we really want education blackouts as well?
San Diego High School Principal Removed (tags)
San Diego High School Principal abruptly removed 6 weeks before graduation. Parents, students and community members outraged at another "behind the scenes" unilateral decision and complete disregard for students. Top 2 Vice Principals will also be gone by June 30th.
East L.A. parents need your help! (FRIDAY PROTEST) (tags)
Mothers of East L.A. call a protest over intimidation, discrimination and police brutality in the public schools of Los Angeles!