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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.

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.)

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!

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 noretenes@gmail.com.

Checkpoint response se agrada en anunciar que ¡ya tenemos un correo electrónico! Favor de dirigir preguntas, anuncios relacionados con retenes, y comentarios a noretenes@gmail.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.

Rally for Leonard Peltier (tags)

“I am Barack Obama's political prisoner now.” -- Leonard Peltier, September 11, 2009

UCSB terminates case against Professor (tags)

After withholding recommendation of charges committee, UCSB drops case against Robinson

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

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

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

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.

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?

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.

Critical Mass Santa Barbara (tags)

Cops and bicycles battle in SB

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

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"

'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.

Indymedia On Air - Jan 8, 2007, part 2 (tags)

Part 2: reading and readers in our society, geosequestration

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.

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 .

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.

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.”

Derrick Jensen Green Scare Benefit (tags)

Fanning the Flames of Resistance A benefit for those resisting the Green Scare ...featuring Derrick Jensen

The Beautiful Community at South Central Farm (tags)

My update from South Central Farm

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.

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.

ANTIWAR MARCH! March 19th, High Noon - Hollywood & Vine (tags)

Be there... or be a bush supporter

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,"

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)

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