fix articles 3013, santa barbara
TIME WILL TELL (tags)
Theatre troupe of formerly incarcerated actors to perform in Studio City.
March 2016 Honduras coup update - Berta's life (tags)
News of political murders, persecution and plunder in Honduras this March 2016, with a focus on the life of Berta Caceres
Liberated Political Prisoner Sekou Odinga Speaks Out (tags)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
IRVINE - In an unassuming classroom somewhere on the UCI campus, about 80 people, most of them students, gathered to hear the words of the recently-released Black Liberation Army prisoner Sekou Odinga, imprisoned for 33 years for his role in the 1979 emancipation of BLA soldier Assata Shakur.
Odinga is on tour speaking to students and community members, not only to tell his story, but also to encourage others to work to free US-held political prisoners and prisoners of war. This Wednesday's lecture was just one of a series that included colleges in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Santa Barbara, as well a presentation to the community at the South Central Library on Saturday.
The presentation on Wednesday was preceded by a video about political prisoners from the Black Liberation Struggle, and then some words from a professor.
Then Odinga took the mic.
THE WHITE CITIZEN'S COUNCIL ... AKA KPFK AND FOLKS ON THE WESTSIDE (tags)
The White Citizen's Council was not the Klan, but only kinda not the Klan.
Greedy Country Sells Green Cards to Rich People (tags)
The lesser known, and upsetting reality of immigration: the system caters to the rich.
VOTE on KPFK or else it may be a lost cause or sold away (tags)
the urgency of to have a full QUORUM of voters before Jan 4, 2016 is being announced on Radio Station KPFK, 90.7 Fm in L.A. that has a broadcast reach past this county into San Diego, and Santa Barbara and is also sponsored by listeners on it’s website at http://KPFK.org. There is a threat and signs of bankruptcy or assets being sold for maintainance money and some KPFA board and atty connivers set to take away-over all of Pacifica’s Foundation, by replicating similarly it’s name.
November 2015 Honduras coup update (tags)
https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/ The November update is up, this month, Honduran courts are in the process of producing more political prisoners, lots of activists and communities in resistance have been subject to attacks attempts and threats, protests smashed by state forces including women protesting violence against women, in doing so, were smashed by men police and then women police...
October 2015 Honduras Coup Update (tags)
News from Honduras under continued military coup rule and supposed combat against corruption
Walden Bello runs for senator of the Philippines, pushes reforms in governance (tags)
Rep. Walden Bello resigned from Congress on March 19, 2015, because he could no longer support a hypocritical good governance policy under which President Aquino went after his political enemies but protected his corrupt cronies. His resignation was also an act of protest at the president’s refusal to accept command responsibility for the Mamasapano tragedy. He felt that his voluntary stepping down was the ethical thing to do since his party Akbayan, of which he was the principal representative in the House of Representatives, maintained its support for Aquino.
Honduras coup update September 2015 (tags)
September 2015 in Honduras. Intensifying repression with soldiers and cops pulling out guns against protesters and in mass evictions particularly where there are occupying farmers. One sixteen year old died this way, and another farmer was assassinated 2 days after participating in a protest. This is mixed with selection persecution against journalists and leaders as they came to control demonstrations. 28 year old loved son of writers was arrested accused of killing lawyer of an elite family - both responsible for the massive IHSS scandal that stole so much from people, and for continuously killing people who are witnesses to the scandal for example. About this and more, check out the update
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
July 2015 Honduras Coup update (tags)
https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/ The July Honduras coup summary is up... this time a lot of the repression was against hunger strikers, students linked to occupations, journalists and human rights defenders. Things are getting to an impossible point for many and there is some hope about how this rage be channelled.
California Community Colleges Reject BDS (tags)
Divestment from Israel is roundly defeated by the California Community College General Assembly
Actualización del golpe de estado en Honduras en marzo de 2015 (tags)
Se trata de las noticias en Honduras con la persecución política, neoliberalismo extremo y este mes se enfatiza el ataque brutal contra lxs estudiantes de colegios secundarios
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.
Are Jewish students safe at the University of California? (tags)
Tammi Rossman-Benjamin is faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz and cofounder and director of the AMCHA Initiative, a non-profit organization that combats campus anti-Semitism.
FEDS ALLOW LAWSUIT TO SHUT DOWN DIABLO CANYON TO PROCEED (tags)
On February 20 a Federal Court of Appeals in Washington DC rejected an attempt by Pacific Gas & Electric and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to quash a lawsuit filed by environmental group Friends Of the Earth (FOE).
Sketchy Crusader Against Poor Brandishes Dildo at Council (tags)
John Webby of Webby Candies waved a sex toy around despite objection from Mayor Helene Schneider of Santa Barbara, ranting about the homeless. Investigation implicates his business in questionable practices possibly implicated in child slave labor.
September 2014 Honduras coup update (tags)
This September in Honduras...we now within two months of this infamous model cities (privatisation of entire cities) actually starting unless miraculous resistance springs up. But uprisings do actually happen, in Miskitia, a long boat ride or helicopter ride from much of Honduras, when pissed cops and soldiers arrested 40 at a party after people refused to give them alcohol or money for alcohol, and these agents of the system fired gunshots,wounding 4 who were locked up, the community didn't take it,the officers ran away, the community set on fire the copshop.
Columbus Day Protest, Downtown L.A. (tags)
Columbus Day has been suffering setbacks of late. Minneapolis; Berkeley, California; and most recently Seattle now observe Indigenous People's Day instead. San Francisco has Italian Heritage Day; Hawaii, Discoverers Day (i.e., the discovery of the islands by Polynesians); and South Dakota, Native American Day. Venezuela dropped Columbus Day in 2002 in favor of Day of Indigenous Resistance. Mexico, El Salvador, Argentina, and other countries celebrate Dia de la Raza*. While Columbus Day's still recognized here in Southern California, a new annual protest occurs in downtown L.A.
Venice Beach: Over 500 students and local community leaders march against violence (tags)
Students and local nonprofits marched the streets of Venice Beach to rally against violence and war. The march marks the anniversary of the first International Peace Youth Walk which took place in South Korea.
Opponents of SB County Jail's Letter Ban to Share Progress, Next Steps (tags)
Right to Write SB has been organizing against the postcard-only policy at the Santa Barbara County Jail for a year now. Tonight at the Santa Barbara community forum, they will be talking about how this policy relates to plans for jail expansion in SB county.
Divestment defeated at UC Riverside (tags)
Riverside defeats divestment. UCLA and SDSU are next
Divestment Fails at UC Santa barbara (tags)
The anti-Israel Lobby pushes BDS at the University of California
Isabel Avila's "Parallel Worlds" at the Vincent Price Art Museum (tags)
In her first solo exhibit, photographer (and contributor to LA IndyMedia) Isabel Avila explores the dual identities of Native American and Mexican American cultures, emphasizing people active in their communities. Avila's photographs, taken over the last few years, are complimented by video discussions, many featuring her photo subjects but also additional people, including Gloria Arellanes, one of the early Brown Berets and member of the Tongva community. (Excerpts of these dialogs can be found further down in this article.) The free exhibit is currently at the Vincent Price Museum through December 8. It will then then relocate to Rancho Cucamonga's Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art and run from January 22 – March 16, 2013. (Location details within the article.)
Retenes del fin de semana /Weekend checkpoints 10-11 de agosto, 2012 (tags)
Son varios los retenes de este fin de semana. Manejen con cuidado, y no olviden de avisar a sus compañerxs de sus comunidades.
There are several checkpoints out there this weekend. Drive carefully, and don't forget to alert your comrades from your communities.
USA: Human Rights Activist Ordered to Six Months of Jail (tags)
The case of Ed Frey is reminiscent of an earlier Santa Cruz case where Sandy Loranger did time in jail for feeding the homeless soup. When the judge offered her counseling instead of jail Sandy Loranger replied, "If feeding my fellow man is a crime, I am beyond rehabilitation."
So Cal Diverting Homeless Funding to Others??? (tags)
Public Advocate on Santa Barbara Homeless task force blasts diversion of moneys away from homeless, rape crisis and other vulnerable populations to other perhaps worthy causes outside of the mandate. This is what is called a usurpation or diversion issue, in social worker lingo, but means basically that those on the bottom of the barrel continue to be overlooked by "helpers",
South Coast Advocate (tags)
Action Alert to Oppose the Elimination of an Oversight Committee which has reported on jail management issues impacting the homeless and excessive use of force/ abrogation of Fourth Amendment rights of the homeless.
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.
Columbus Day Protested in Southern California (tags)
Report and photos of actions in Santa Barbara and Mission San Juan Capistrano. (Pictured below: demonstrators at Mission San Juan Capistrano in front of a Starbucks--mission-style.)
Is the U.S. involved in Mexico's Drug War? (tags)
There is evidence to suggest that the U.S. is involved in the Mexican Drug War through financial and intelligence institutions.
Is a new congressional immigration reform likely to produce more border militarization? (tags)
Democrats have proposed plans for immigration reform that will create new paths to permanent residence for 11 million qualifying undocumented residents while simultaneously strengthening border security and surveillance.
Santa Barbara's War on the Poor: Report from the Front (tags)
Activist/ rights advocate crusades against "obstructionism" and Republican chicanery as Santa Barbara City attempt to disrupt County's South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee.
Venice Locals Sought For Vehicle Dweller Documentary (tags)
People living in vehicles, or have an extreme opinion about this subject are encouraged to share their views equally with Jeff Girard who is documenting the issue for a documentary. Please contact by Wednesday 11th May 2011 ie. asap!
Lista de Retenes / Checkpoint list for 11-13/feb/2011 (tags)
El fin de semana pasado fue el Super Bowl y hubo muchísimos arrestos e incautaciones de automóviles de personas que no estaban ebrias, pero a las que el sistema no les permite manejar legalmente. Pero la represión no descansa, sea la excusa un día de festividades o no. Por eso aquí les tenemos una lista corta de los retenes para este fin de semana. Recuerden que como la represión del gobierno no descansa así también la resistencia nunca debe descansar; no olviden renunciar los retenes que vean o si escuchan por algún medio que va haber un retén hagan su aportación a esta lista.
Last weekend was Super Bowl weekend and there were many arrests and car confiscations of people that where not drunk, but people that the system won’t let drive legally. Nevertheless, repression does not stop, whether a it's holiday weekend or not. Therefore here is a short list of checkpoints for this weekend. Remember that just like repression does not rest, WE the resistance should also stay vigilant; don’t forget to denounce the checkpoints that you eye witness or if you hear about a checkpoint, share the information comrades!
Retenes del fin de semana / Weekend checkpoints (24/jun-3/jul/2010) (tags)
¡Póngase truch raza!
Please be wise, comrades!
MTV's The Dudesons Offends Many American Indians (tags)
Many American Indians are offended by a recent episode of MTV's The Dudeson's. It concerns four buffoonish Finnish men who visit Buffalo Hills, California in the hopes of becoming “honorary Native Americans.” Their “rites of passage” include riding a canoe down a normally waterless hill, a "rite" called "Balls of Steel," and another that involves “Indians” breaking other “Indians” out of jail. A demonstration outside MTV's Music Awards is being planned for next weekend.
Santa Barbara Residents to Protest Anti-Immigrant Arizona Law (tags)
Protesters will be demanding that the local city council take action by divesting from Arizona. Several will conduct a peaceful Civil Disobedience
March 4th: Santa Barbara and UCSB stormed by large student-worker movement (tags)
The growing student-worker movement in Santa Barbara and Goleta flexes its muscle.
Medics, Mediators, Cooks etc. still needed for EARTH FIRST! OC/WR in SB Feb. 11-15!!! (tags)
This is a quick shout-out to let everyone know that the EARTH FIRST! Organizers' Conference and Winter Rendezvous is still happening next week in Santa Barbara. All are invited, but people with skills are especially needed to come down and help make this party a reality. The OC is Feb 11-13 and the WR is the 13-15. Check out more info at http://2010oc.org.
Checkpoints this weekend (29-31/jan/2010) / Retenes este fin de semana (29-31/ene/2010) (tags)
Checkpoint response is pleased to announce that we now have an e-mail address! Please address inquiries, checkpoint-related announcements, and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Checkpoint response se agrada en anunciar que ¡ya tenemos un correo electrónico! Favor de dirigir preguntas, anuncios relacionados con retenes, y comentarios a email@example.com.
We will also be doing our best to announce checkpoints in other parts of the country, so if you hear about one, please let us know through the e-mail.
También estaremos haciendo nuestro mejor para anunciar retenes proyectados para otras partes del país, así es que si te enteras de uno, favor de avisarnos por media de correo electrónico.
In addition to announcing this weekend's checkpoints (the ones we were able to find about, anyway), we will also be bringing you a few updates from the struggle against checkpoints.
En adición a los retenes planeados para este fin de semana (los de que hemos podido enterarnos, por supuesto), también estaremos actualizándoles sobre la lucha contra los retenes.
EARTH FIRST ORGANIZERS' CONFERENCE and WINTER RENDEZVOUS (tags)
The Earth First! Organizers’ Conference (OC) and Winter Rendezvous (Rondy) will be held in the beautiful mountains of Santa Barbara. Traditionally, this conference is a time for members of radical environmental campaigns to come together to discuss ideas and strategies, ideally creating a stronger, more unified front. We expect this year’s gathering to help connect and strengthen existing campaigns within the movement, as well as look at how current social and political trends impact the biosphere in increasingly devastating ways. We hope the conference will inform and inspire new comrades to join the struggle in defense of the Earth—along with eating good food and doing a bunch of hootin’ and hollerin’!
Help Save the Chumash Wind Caves (tags)
The Los Padres Forest Service is accepting public comments on the 20 yr permit of the Winchester Gun Club (WCGC) opposed by the Coalition to Save Husahkiw-Chumash Windcaves and Sierra Club, with many supporters in the fields of Archeology, Anthropology, Rock Art Specialists, Natives and Non-Natives.
Earth First! Roadshow traveling thru California Jan. 12th - 24th!!! (tags)
From the loose network of affinity groups that brought you the 2009 Round River Rendezvous, comes the first annual Earth First! California Roadshow! We will be presenting skill-shares, music, history and theory of direct action and radical ecology in events up and down the state.
Checkpoints this weekend / Retenes este fin de semana (12-14/Nov) (tags)
Hasta la fecha, se han anunciado los siguientes retenes policiales a través de la prensa corporativa. Seguro que habrá más de los mencionados. Si usted ve un retén, favor de comunicárselo a su organización comunitaria local o reportarlo aquí en indymedia. These are the checkpoints that have been announced in the corporate press so far. There are sure to be more. If you see one, please report it to your local community organization or post it here on indymedia.
Murder by Police Car on Venice Blvd. - Corrected version (tags)
Devin Petelski never saw the angel of death barreling toward her in the form of an LAPD police cruiser. That's because it was driving without lights at about 60 mph.
Murder by Police Car on Venice Blvd. (tags)
Devin Petelski never saw the angel of death barreling toward her in the form of an LAPD police cruiser. That's because it was driving with lights at about 60 mph.
Sit-in at Chancellor Yang's office to protest closure of Ventura Campus (tags)
November 3, 2009 SANTA BARBARA -- In response to a call from working class students attending UC Santa Barbara's Ventura campus, a group of protesters sat in at UCSB Chancellor Yang's office to demand that the university fulfill its obligation to students of the satellite location.
Checkpoints this weeked: Retenes este fin de semana (30-31/oct) (tags)
Hasta la fecha, se han anunciado los siguientes retenes policiales a través de la prensa corporativa. Seguro que habrá más de los mencionados. Si usted ve un retén, favor de comunicárselo a su organización comunitaria local o reportarlo aquí en indymedia. These are the checkpoints that have been announced in the corporate press so far.
There are sure to be more. If you see one, please report it to your local community organization or post it here on indymedia.
Christopher Columbus Protest in Santa Barbara (tags)
Various Demonstrations were held in Southern California to protest Columbus Day, including one in San Juan Capistrano and another in Santa Barbara. The latter was organized by the Santa Barbara chapter of American Indian Movement and took place at the foot of Stern's Wharf. The turnout appeared to get as high as 35 (one person counted as many as 70), and there was a fair amount of positive reaction.
VAFB Helps Drone Warfare (tags)
In preparations for their wedding, Chelsea & Marcus Unicorn-Pegasus held a public peace vigil at Vandenberg Air Force Base (and other locations) this week.
Rally for Leonard Peltier (tags)
“I am Barack Obama's political prisoner now.” -- Leonard Peltier, September 11, 2009
Love Honor Cherish to Repeal Prop 8 in 2010 (tags)
Love Honor Cherish is the Victory in 2010 organization set up to repeal Propsition 8 which fascists promoted in November 2008 to put discrimination into our state Constitution, this time against gays, and the longer it sits there, the more likely other discirmination provisions will be inserted in our state Constitution. We only need 700,000 votes to Repeal Prop 8 in November 2010!
UCSB terminates case against Professor (tags)
After withholding recommendation of charges committee, UCSB drops case against Robinson
LA Times Misses Mark - By a Mile - About RVs in Venice (tags)
Once again the LA Times misses the mark - big time - regarding the Venice RV situation
Israel lobby descends on UC- Santa Barbara (tags)
Investigation of sociology professor is frontline in nationwide campaign to silence criticism against Israel on college campuses
Ragnar Relay Los Angeles Will Send Hordes of Runners Over Sea, Over Land, Over Night (tags)
From hard core to recreational, this weekend's 188-mile relay running “race” challenges everyone
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.
Journalist Snow Offers Alternative View of Africa (tags)
Independent journalist Keith Harmon Snow began his February 5 presentation at San Diego's World Beat Center with a promise to "piss you off" — and he succeeded. He took on innumerable progressive sacred cows, including the United Nations, the Peace Corps, the Nation magazine, Jane Goodall and Ben Affleck, and he presented an alternative view of recent African history focused on the role of Uganda, Rwanda and the U.S. in the continued war and exploitation in the Congo.
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.
Military-Industrial Recruitment Fair Infiltrated In Santa Barbara (tags)
UCSB students and community members use literature, nice clothes, fake names to interfere with military industrial recruiting of engineering students
Israeli Cultural Exchange Not Welcome in Santa Barbara (tags)
A Call to Boycott and Protest of Israeli Cultural Exchange at Santa Barbara's Arlington Theatre on February 24th, 2009: Israel's Batsheva Dance company
Tongva: Our Voice, Our History, Our People (tags)
Highlights of an exhibit recently held in Aleupkingna (Arcadia), an interview with curator Dana Dunn, and photos.
Fight Over Baldwin Hills Oilfield (tags)
The two-square-mile Baldwin Hills Oil Field is the last large-scale undeveloped open space in South and West Los Angeles. The Oil Field has operated since 1924 and had almost played out. Now, Plains Exploration and Production Company (PXP) wants to drill up to 1,000 new wells.
SEIU Pres Stern's Hand Picked CA Operative Investigated For Rigging Elections-Cover-up (tags)
The hand picked political operative of SEIU President Tyrone Freeman has been charged with rigging the recent elections of his 160,000 member local. There is also evidence that SEIU Pres Andy Stern for six years has been covering up charges of corruption by Freeman. This implicates Stern in organizing a corrupt convention, illegally manipulating the votes and being involved in covering up corrupt officials. The International is also involved in a raid on the independent Puerto Rican teachers union FMPR which is labor imperialism.
SEIU Pres Stern's Key CA Operative Tyrone Freeman Linked To Corruption (tags)
SEIU Pres Andy Stern is seeking to consolidate hundreds of thousands of workers in California and force them into a homecare workers local led by hand picked LA operative Tyrone Freeman. It has now been revealed that Stern's ally is California has been using hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay his family members for video and pr services. The many workers of the local earn around $9.00 an hour
KPFK Listener Outrage at Censorship of Ralph Nader's Interview by Amy Goodman at 9 a.m. (tags)
KPFK ran a second hour of Uprising at 9 a.m. and preempted Amy Goodman's interview with Ralph Nader on Democracy Now. Some observers think censoring Nader during fund raising is stupid.
While Suppresing Voices from UCLA ISSE Students, Jim Lafferty States Their Message Well (tags)
Suppressing Voices from UCLA International Students for Social Equality (ISSE) Students on the Station Listener Web Forum, KPFK General Manager Jim Lafferty Nonetheless Articulates Their Message Well.
Iraq Soldiers to Testify about War Crimes at Winter Soldier (tags)
To listen to the parts of the historic Winter Soldier broadcast in Southern California, tune into Pacifica Radio's KPFK at 90.7 FM in Los Angeles and 98.7 FM in Santa Barbara. You can hear the full broadcast online at www.warcomeshome.org. The broadcast runs from 6am-4pm Pacific time (9am-7pm Eastern time) on Friday, March 14th, 6am-4pm Pacific time (9am-7pm Eastern time) on Saturday, March 15th, to 7am-1pm Pacific time (10am-4pm Eastern time) on Sunday, March 16th.
Follow-Up: UCSB Army Conference Totally Shut Down! (tags)
Anti-war protesters celebrated on February 13th after having forced the US Army's Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB) to cancel the second day of its annual conference at UC Santa Barbara.
350 War Resistors Blockade and Disrupt UCSB Army/Industrial Conference - 3 Arrests (tags)
350 anti-war activists converged and clashed with police to disrupt, blockade and shut down the ICB Military/Industrial collaboration conference at UCSB this past Tuesday, February 12th.
Building Bridges: Foreclosed: The State of the Dream (tags)
Building Bridges: Your Community Labor Report - National Edition Produced by Ken Nash & Mimi Rosenberg *************************
Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 2 of 2) (tags)
To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (Links to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")
Students and workers protest U.C.-hired contractor (tags)
People come out to the University of California Santa Barbara campus on December 3rd to support workers who remain unpaid by a contractor hired by U.C.S.B.
Infoshop Opening Soon in Santa Barbara (tags)
A collective in Santa Barbara is currently working to open an infoshop in the city. We hope by February to open our doors to the public.
Santa Barbara Hosts Another Really Really Free Market (tags)
Sunday November 25 marked the 7th Really Really Free Market in Santa Barbara.
KPFK and Pacifica Need Good Governance (tags)
Can a "Clean Slate" of candidates for the KPFK Local Station Board rescue the station and the Pacifica Network from internal turmoil, legal challenges and financial collapse?
KPFK: Welcome to the Madhouse (tags)
CIA Expelled from UCSB Campus (tags)
Antiwar activists from the University of California, Santa Barbara and the surrounding community kicked CIA recruiters off of their campus today in a nonviolent direct action.
Let Malibu Burn: A political history of the Fire Coast Mike Davis (tags)
Fire in Malibu has a relentless, staccato rhythm. The rugged coastline is scourged by a large fire, on average, every two and a half years, and at least once a decade a blaze in the chaparral grows into a terrifying firestorm consuming hundreds of homes in an inexorable march across the mountains to the sea. In one week last month, 10 homes and 14,000 acres of brush went up in smoke.
Who's reporting the war on animals? (tags)
I need a camera person to help with a shoot in Santa Barbara on Oct. 17. Willing to cruise up HWY 101 and tape an interview, get paid $50 and help report what is really going on down on the farm? It helps if you are familiar with Canon GL1, 1-3 light set up.
Building Bridges Radio: The UAW-GM Contract with Jerry Tucker (tags)
WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW
911 General Strike Gaining Momentum (tags)
“No Work, No School, No Shopping – Hit the Streets” The 911 General Strike called by a coalition of antiwar, 911 Truth, and pro impeachment groups is gaining strength with gatherings scheduled across the country and rapidly expanding activity on the Internet, where the idea originated.
Critical Mass Santa Barbara (tags)
Cops and bicycles battle in SB
ICE raid detains 30 in Santa Barbara (tags)
Article summarizes reports about raids in Santa Barbara.
University of California Students Establish Nuclear Weapons Lab Oversight Committee (tags)
An Official Student Government Body, the Committee’s Mission is to Provide More Democratic and Open Supervision of UC’s Nuclear Weapons Labs and Ensure US Compliance With NPT Treaty Obligation of Disarmament
As Opposition to 'Blackwater West' Grows, Author of Bestseller Blackwater Tours CA (tags)
As Local Residents and Their Congressman Move to Block Plans for ‘Blackwater West’ in California, Jeremy Scahill Author of NY Times Bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army Launches Book Tour Across State April 26th – May 5th
Building Bridges Radio: Spying on the Billionaires; ACT UP for Health Care for All (tags)
Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report National Edition Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash **************************************************
Critical Mass (Bike Ride) Against War in Santa Barbara! (tags)
Hundreds of students and community members took to the streets on M17 against the war.
Mark Bryan and Garry Eister's "The Screaming Bunny" Performance Carlotta's Passi (tags)
Mark Bryan and Garry Eister's "The Screaming Bunny" Performance 3/17 at Carlotta's Passion Fine Art A Benefit for "The World Can't Wait - Drive Out The Bush Regime"
HEAL THE OCEANS Benefit Spearheaded by Michael Franti, Jack Johnson Benefit (tags)
SPEARHEAD, ANIMAL LIBERATION ORCHESTRA, MATT McAVENE and CULVER CITY DUB COLLECTIVE rocked the house for the sea and all that lives therein...
'Oscar for Peace' Anti-War Vigil and Awards Ceremony (tags)
Support Our Troops! Bring them home now, and take care of them when they get here!
UCSB Students Plan Strike Against War, Feb. 15 (tags)
Students and allies at UC Santa Barbara have called for a student strike on Feb. 15th to oppose the war and occupation of Iraq, further escalation, and the Bush administration's apparent plans for a military strike against Iran.
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
Indymedia On Air - Jan 8, 2007, part 2 (tags)
Part 2: reading and readers in our society, geosequestration
Building Bridges Radio: Rep John Conyers-National Health Care – The Time Has Come (tags)
WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 29 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW
Building Bridges Radio:Lights,Camera & No Unions; Restaurant Workers Fight Job Segregation (tags)
WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 29 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW
Building Bridges Radio : Goodyear Strikers Roll Over NASCAR Banquet (tags)
WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW
Arlington West, Santa Barbara, Cindy Sheehan - Antiwar short stories (tags)
Monday, Dec. 11, 2006
Indymedia On Air - Dec 12, 2006 (tags)
Defending Civil Liberties and Resisting the Empire Clamor magazine to stop publishing
Stun Gun Fun is a job perk for UCLA campus cops!!! (tags)
UCLA officers allowed to use Tasers for "pain compliance"
Students arrested for blocking UC nuclear labs (tags)
Six UC students and three community members were forcefully dragged from the UC Regents board meeting on Thursday by police after they informed the Regents that they would not allow the board to convene its DOE lab oversight committee, the Regents’ body in charge of UC’s nuclear weapons research, design, and manufacturing labs in Los Alamos, New Mexico and Livermore, California.
NOV. 11, 2006 6TH VETERANS DAY PARADE IN HFT: A SUCCESS (tags)
With the slogan" “”Full Rights for All immigrants, Justice for Veterans, Now” more than 2,000 people participated last Saturday’s PCORE/JFAV Annual Veterans Day Parade and Community Health Fair in Historic Filipinotown , Los Angeles. The event started will the unveiling of the Filipino World War II Memorial Monument at the Lake Street Park. The memorial monument is a tribute of the City of Los Angeles to honor the contribution of Filipino Word War II veterans during the Second World War.
LAPD CORRUPTION (tags)
Below you will see exactly what your tax dollars are doing in the Air Support Division of the LAPD. Not only are they perverts, they harbor child molestors like Rod Bernsen. (accused)...ha. What's the saying.....where there's smoke, there's fire?
Indymedia On Air September 4, 2006 (tags)
Fair Trade: what it is and how to do it
ARLINGTON WEST @ SANTA MONICA BEACH (tags)
Arlington West Memorial is an educational outreach project sponsored by Veterans for Peace illuminating the cost and consequences of war and occupation while acknowledging those whose lives lost by the terrorism of war and occupation .
Muslims: The New Jews (tags)
As the war on terror heads into its sixth year, a new racial stereotype is emerging in America. Brown-skinned men with beards and women with head scarves are seen as "Muslims" -- regardless of their actual faith or nationality.
Think Outside the Bomb - Santa Barbara Conference (tags)
TOTB Conference From October 20-22, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation will team up with various partner NGOs to host the second "Think Outside the Bomb" national conference at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The conference will bring together high school students, college students, recent college alumni, and young non-profit professionals from throughout the western United States for a series of participatory discussion panels, workshops, and skills trainings on building a nuclear-free world.
Indymedia On Air August 14, 2006 (tags)
Global warming as a human rights violation; Bias in media coverage of the Middle East.
LAPD & LAFD HARASSMENT (tags)
After reporting this to Internal Affairs, it was kicked back to the Hooper Heliport for investigation. Given the fact that the Captain is one of the men involved, I hardly feel they can conduct an unbias investigation.
All Out for Aug. 12 Mass March in LA to Stop the U.S.-Israeli War (tags)
Come out to defend the people of Lebanon and Palestine for a mass march and rally in LA. The march is coordinated with national and international actions on Aug. 12.
Alexander Visits Santa Barbara, Ventura (tags)
The Peace and Freedom Party Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, Stewart Alexander, continues to take his campaign to the people; recently reaching tens of thousands in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Oxnard. Alexander says, “My message is simple, give 38 million Californians a voice in government to oppose the Iraq War, reduce gasoline prices, bringing back free college education, and ending Schwarzenegger’s term in office.”
Solving ecological problems by restoring indigenous wisdom (tags)
Indigenous ecoknowledge can help in solving modern man-made problems with permaculture, decolonization, dismantling border fence, riparian floodplain restoration, etc..
Derrick Jensen Green Scare Benefit (tags)
Fanning the Flames of Resistance A benefit for those resisting the Green Scare ...featuring Derrick Jensen
Indymedia On Air July 10, 2006 (tags)
Eric Leaver of the Institute for Policy Studies on Bush foreign policy; Poverty, War and Globalization in Lebanon
Building Bridges Radio:Paul Krugman-Medicare for All (tags)
WBAI'S Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB ADDRESS LINK BELOW.
The Beautiful Community at South Central Farm (tags)
My update from South Central Farm
Building Bridges Radio: Capitalism in Health Care; and Sago "Mine Safety (tags)
TO LISTEN TO THIS 28 MINUTE RADIO PROGRAM CLICK ON MEDIA LINK BELOW
Building Bridges Radio: Immigrant Rights - The National Debate Heats Up (tags)
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 58 or 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK WEB ADDRESS LINK
Vendidos Force Activist Into Reverse Discrim Lawsuit (tags)
The shenanigans and bad faith dealings have finally forced a long standing activist por derechos humanos into filing a discrimination action against Santa Barbara City College.
Angry Mob Greets Colin Powell in Santa Barbara (tags)
Angry throngs bedecked in a dazzling array of costumes, sporting signs and guerrilla theatre regalia opposed Colin Powell on his self-serving speaking engagement where he waxed profound on general themes of leadership and barely mentioned his role in the lead up to the bloody Iraq war. Protesters were forcibly evicted by a coterie of muscle men as apparent supporters of the alleged war criminal chided them and Arlington Theatre $50 ticket price.
Progress through Dialogue in Glendale? (tags)
For once the police didn't separate the "two sides", who actually have a lot in common. Maybe they should just let us talk it out....
Tookie Must Live! (tags)
A California based human rights activist deconstructs the central argument of the "howling mob demanding Tookie's execution", which is that he has not confessed and expressed contrition. The writer contends that demand runs counter to American Constitutional tradition against coerced confesssion, reminiscent of witch dunking.
10/23-11/8 Phone Banks & Precinct Walks to Defeat Arnold's Props 73-78 (tags)
It is barricades time to defeat Nazi Schwarzenegger's propositions on the California ballot, Props 73 through 78. We need you now, whether or not you are a voter, and regardless of age, to make phone calls and walk precincts 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Activists confront SOS in Laguna Beach (tags)
A description of events and the author's view thereof at the anti-day-labor protest in Laguna Beach.
TUES 5PM: Join Anti-Schwarzenegger Protest Outside SMC at Pico & 17th St. (tags)
On Tuesday, June 14, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is coming to Santa Monica College to give the commencement address to graduating students at his alma mater. Meanwhile, he wants to cut education funding, teacher's wages, and jobs across California.
Part 2: Subsersive Comedy Opens in LA (tags)
This inflammatory comedy, which first opened during the 2004 Republican Convention in New York City, will be shown in the Los Angeles Area from May 20 to June 25. There will be two shows in Downtown LA, Friday, May 20, at 8 PM, and Saturday, May 1, at 10:30 PM. To see additional shows in Santa Barbara, Glendale, and Santa Monica, make your reservation by calling this toll free number: 1 (888) 475 6181.
Video: Subversive Play Hits LA (tags)
THIS IS A 3 MN VIDEO ABOUT THIS PLAY
Zane West Suicide at 27 (tags)
Whiskey and Apples recording artist commits suicide in his rented room in Santa Barbara, CA
ANTIWAR MARCH! March 19th, High Noon - Hollywood & Vine (tags)
Be there... or be a bush supporter
Is There a Peace March on March 19? (tags)
Will there a be a Peace March in L.A. on March 19? Will there be a Peace March in Orange County on March 19? Will there be a Peace March in Ventura and Santa Barbara on March 19? Will there EVER be Peace?????
LONG BEACH PROGRESSIVE FILM FESTIVAL - Feb 28th - March 31st (tags)
Come on down and join us at the Month long Long Beach Progressive Film Festival. We are showing 5 films.
Arlington West at Flor y Canto (tags)
Sally and Peter Dudar will be special guests at Flor y Canto this Friday evening at a screening of their new film Arlington West
Preserving a Living History: A Day for the Pacifica Radio Archives (tags)
Preserving a Living History: A Day for the Pacifica Radio Archives' All-Day (13-hour) National Simulcast Broadcast on Thursday, December 2, 2004 on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles from 6AM- 7PM
Inglewood native selected as Astronaut (tags)
Hispanic Inglewood native selected as new Educator-Astronaut
Please lobby NOW on AB 2949 (Loni Hancock Public Campaign $)!!! (tags)
We need to lobby our state legislators immediately to get the public campaign financing bill amended so it doesn't discriminate against third parties!
"TAX us? Then MARRY us!" 33 Cities Join Tax Day Protests for Equal Marriage Righ (tags)
33 cities will be demonstrating for equal marriage rights at post offices around the country on Tax Day, Thursday, April 15th. The protests will highlight the fact that marriage is a civil contract issued by the government which should be available to all consenting adults.
LA County supports suit over lost state tax (tags)
Today's demonstration in San Bernardino is being organized by the league of cities' Inland Empire Division. Participating cities have been asked to estimate how many layoffs they would need and send the corresponding number of shirts. "It's a way of visualizing what Sacramento is stealing from our communities now,"
Arrest Warrant Issued For Michael Jackson (tags)
Just in time to distract from the Protests in London the Presstitutes now have their excuse to not cover the London Protests. Interesting Timing.
WEDNESDAY: Help Save Recordings of 50 Years of Voices of Dissent (tags)
Half Century of Leading ‘Voices of Courage and Dissent’ To Air in Marathon National Broadcast to Benefit the Preservation of the Pacifica Radio Archives One of the Nation’s Oldest and Most Valuable Audio Collections Historic Rare Recordings will Air on 5 Stations Wednesday Nov. 19th
DONT SHOP AT RALPHS, VONS, OR ALBERTSONS UNTIL THE STRIKE IS OVER! (tags)
KPFK Background Briefing: WTO / Adam Shapiro, Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi on Arafat / Wayne Madson (tags)
One of KPFK's ongoing weekly programs of note...
The Far Right and Anti-Mexican Racism (tags)
Sensing the impending end of their white privilege, Right-Wing ideologues have been using racist imagery created by the John Birch Society and others. Patrick J. Buchanan wrote that MECA is "a Chicano version of the white-supremacist Aryan Nation... and is unabashedly racist and anti-American"
Bidding for the Bomb Lab: UC and LANL (tags)
Expect the University of California to bid for the contract to manage the Los Alamos nuclear weapons lab.
Call LA City Council to Support Anti-War Resolution (tags)
On Feb. 18, seven members of the Los Angeles City Council voted "yes" today after Eric Garcetti eloquently introduced the No War In Iraq resolution which was seconded by Ruth Galanter. The only problem at City Council today was IT NEEDED 8 VOTES TO PASS! The seven voting "yes"---Cindy Miscikowski, Ed Reyes, Nate Holden, Janice Hahn, Ruth Galanter, Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti------needed an eighth vote. Please join us City Council again on Friday, Feb. 21 10:00 a.m. City Hall Chambers for what could be a historic day if we get the votes!
Long Beach 1,000 PEOPLE MARCH!!!! (tags)
1,000 March and Rally in LONG BEACH
22 American Cities Have Passed Anti-War Resolutions (tags)
To date, 22 American cities have passed anti-war resolutions.
Interview with Jose Maria Sison, target of the U.$. "war on terrorism" (tags)
Text of an interview with Philippine professor and activist Jose Maria Sison, alleged by the U.$. to be a "terrorist." Brief update on his situation, links to petitions and a longer audio interview.
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:
photo of missle near Santa Barbara, California (tags)
just a photograph I found