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Pacifica Radio, Rwanda, and DR Congo (tags)

As the stand-off at the Pacifica Radio Foundation offices in Berkeley continues, I have to ask myself why Pacifica matters. Is it worth such a constant struggle? One reason I answer yes is the truth that makes its way onto Pacifica airwaves about Rwanda, DR Congo, the whole Great Lakes Region of Africa, and the US/Pentagon responsibility for the most lethal conflict since World War II. News reports about this are not consistent across the network, or across the broadcasts of different stations, but some of Pacifica's reporting on this fulfills its oft repeated claim to bring you news that no one else will. This is one example: the voice of Keith Harmon Snow, included in this 02.12.2014 KPFK report, is heard on RT and Press TV, but certainly not on NPR, or any major TV network outlet in the U.S. or Canada.

Harvest of Empire, the Untold Story of Latinos in America (tags)

Movie Night benefit for the Freedom Socialist newspaper, the Voice of Revolutionary Feminism. This fascinating 90 minute documentary will be followed by a discussion chaired by author Yolanda Alaniz.

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

More Local Occupations (tags)

This is a semi-complete list of local Occupations.

LA IMC Maintenance : Vanishing Content (tags)

We're fixing it.

LA Book Tour: DN!'s Juan Gonzalez and Joe Torres:News For All the People (tags)

Democracy Now! co-host and award-winning journalist Juan Gonzalez?s new book, News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media, co-authored with Joseph Torres of the media reform group Free Press, is being launched with a national book tour, starting in NYC on Thursday, October 20th, with multiple stops in California, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado and Washington, DC. "News For All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media" is a landmark narrative history of American media that puts race at the center of the story.

"My Name Is Rachel Corrie" Opens in LA (tags)

For four nights in September, the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum presents the controversial one-woman play that has become a flashpoint for opposing viewpoints about Israel's presence in the Gaza strip.

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.

The UC8 Reporter: A Personal Account of Police Abuse of Power Against a Free Press (tags)

It's hard to know where to start. I'm not used to writing stories about myself. Usually, I am the one sharing news about other people through recordings and words. I cover events and publish reports to Indybay. I often report on street demonstrations, some more rowdy than others. And while I recognize the privilege my skin-tone grants me in our society and that I have not taken the types of risks war reporters do, I know enough from having seen what's happened to other journalists over the years that I am not immune from abuses by law enforcement authorities.

Darryl Gates' real legacy (tags)

A great post at LA Observed by David Cay Johnston about Darryl Gates, megalomaniac police chief who ran a global spy operation on the Left and important people.

Paul Robeson play for L.A. 19-21 Feb (tags)

Award-Winning one-man play about African American Actor, singer and civil rights activist is playing in North Hollywood as part of Black History Month tour.

Observations on the Closing of the West Hollywood Border's (tags)

Readers are invited to submit their own notes and comments.

Families of Police Murder Victims March to Rampart (tags)

Families and concerned citizens demonstrate against police abuse.

Reporter looking for Families Torn Apart by Immigration Law (tags)

The following was passed on to me by the folks at Immigration Detention Watch Network in regards to a request by a reporter who is interested in making a documentary on families who have been negatively affected by U.S. Immigration laws.

The Reflecting Pool (tags)

A narrative film challenging the official story of 9/11 premiered in Los Angeles in January and continues to show on weekends, including President's Day. This film is a damning look at the media's coverage of 9/11, propaganda, and a piercing look at the complex search for truth.

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.")

Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 1 of 2) (tags)

To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (A link to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")

Garret Shah: White Whistleblower against Racist Police (tags)

This story went unposted on LA Indymedia, but it's a must read about racism in the Sheriff's department.

March 25 Begins, Again (tags)

Today's commemoration and kickoff to the May 1 boycott against immigration raids and deportations began today, under the shadow of ICE

Important Burma Human Rights Film Screens in LA March 27th (tags)

IMPORTANT FILM ON BURMA---L.A. is lucky to have the film coming to our town! This riveting story of courage and sacrifice chronicles the personal and political journeys of ERI’s groundbreaking lawsuit against Unocal for human rights abuses in Burma . Join the protagonists of the documentary, ERI’s Ka Hsaw Wa and Katie Redford, for an evening of film and conversation in Santa Monica at the Monica Theatre

Photograper of Indymedia killed (tags)

Speaking at a public meeting of the Other Campaign in Buaiscobe, Sonora, when the news came in about Brad’s death, Zapatista Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos, upon receiving a briefing of the day’s events in Oaxaca, told the public and the press:

Bush at the ANSWER Coalition rally (tags)

2 videos of Bush

First They Came for Amalie (tags)

A journalist and Los Angeles area police death squad survivor tells her story

Demonstrator Found Innocent, but DA Seeks to Punish (tags)

The Rafu Shimpo published a story that says Kurt Isobe is facing appeals by the prosecution on two of his four charges. A benefit to raise legal funds is set for Sept. 16th in Little Tokyo.

Call for Reporters on Saturday (tags)

The largest demo in LA history may occur on Saturday.

Hollywood backs official 9/11 story (tags)

9/11 Cover-up Comes From Hollywood, Not Just Government.

IMC-Binghamton, Not L.A. Times, Broke Story on DoD Media Scandal (tags)

The breaking story about the U.S. military’s planting of prepackaged stories in foreign media – a “scoop” attributed to the L.A.. Times – has overlooked one critical factor: the Independent Media Center of Greater Binghamton, and not the L.A. Times, was the first media outlet across the globe to report on this propaganda-production endeavor, the brainchild of the U.S. Special Operations Command.

Garden Grove Police launch smear campaign against anti-Minutemen protesters (tags)

I wonder how Lt. Handfield would have tried to spin this story if Lafferty had been crushed to death? California state law doesn't give persons driving 3,000 lb. minivans the right to roll over pedestrians, does it?

Al OTro Lado--To The Other Side (tags)

A review of a very powerful film, beeing screened at the L.A. Film Fest, regarding immigration and corridos.

Pasadena Star-News gets Alhambra Protest story 100% wrong (tags)

Excerpt from Star News web site:

Documentary on Argentine Factory Occupations Opens in Los Angeles (tags)

A new Canadian documentary on worker takeovers of idled factories in Argentina opens Friday in Los Angeles.

Arnold's Hired Thug Petition Workers and Scare Tactics (tags)

The conduct Erica describes constitutes a violation of Penal Code Sec. 422 -- "terrorist threats" . The statute punishes threats of bodily harm which are so unequivocal and immediate as to cause the person threatened to be in sustained fear for her safety.

Former LA Times reporter's book railroaded (tags)

A book by former LA Times reporter Jason Leopold that lays bare the backbones of its author's journey through crime, drug addition, power politics in the newsroom and government and corporate scandal has brought its author head on against the very power politics about which he wrote.

We have met the enemy, and it is US (corporate media) (tags)

On December 18, I attended Gary Webb’s memorial service in Sacramento, along with about 250 other people.

Is this site dead? (tags)

whats up la indy media?

"Join the Resistance: Fall in Love" Movie Screening in Santa Ana (tags)

Submedia TV (www.submediatv.com) has produced a 15 minute video inspired by the "L is for Love" chapter of Crimethinc's Days of War, Nights of Love.

EXCLUSIVE: Nevada student investigated for 'terrorism' alleges break-in (tags)

A Nevada student under suspicion for terrorism alleges the FBI conducted a secret search of his apartment.

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.

Fresno Woman Arrested for Having a Bad Dream (tags)

Denise Martin shared a dream she had with a friend. Her friend told the dream to Martin’s former employer and this led to Martin’s current nightmare.

Kudos to LA Times, Schwarzenegger lies Again, and Another Victim's Story (tags)

The Los Angeles Times did its job in sparkling fashion with its investigation of Arnold the Groping Liar published this week. Schwarzenegger's campaign is trying to say Gov. Gray Davis was behind the story, but that's not the case. Here is part of the story of another of those victims that I told a Times reporter about several weeks ago, but they did not have time to confirm the account.

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