southern california

Rock, Rap & Speakout vs Poverty, Prisons & War (tags)

For the 15th year marking International Women’s Day in Southern California, on March 8th a warm and sunny Saturday, a mixed race and enthusiastic crowd of approximately 450 women, men, quite a lot of young people, and lots of children gathered for a free concert and speakout at the MacArthur Park Band Shell in Los Angeles.

Southern California Joins Worldwide Wave Of Action (tags)

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.

Winter 2013 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

In This Issue: 1) 100,000 Immigration Prosecutions Reach All-time High in FY 2013 2) Does the President Have the Power to Stop All/Most Removals? 3) Chinese Americans protest against Jimmy Kimmel skit 4) Fact Sheet on U.S. "Constitution Free Zone" 5) UT's Young Conservatives Hosting "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" Game (and Cancelled!) 6) Updates, Please Support NISN! Subscribe the Newsletter!

Summer 2013 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! (tags)

Stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership IS Immigrant Rights!

Author explores controversial culture of Sur 13 gangs in new book (tags)

Urban Politics: The Political Culture of Sur 13 Gangs describes the political culture of Mexican American street gangs in the Los Angeles County. It dives into the various aspects of gang culture that are parallel to political organizations such as: the social contract, political parties, budgeting principles, and the progressive movement. The author, Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre, is of Mexican American descent, has a blog about art, politics, history, and culture and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. His previous book focused on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), illegal immigration, and journalism.

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to close permanently (tags)

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will close permanently, Southern California Edison announced today. The Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth and other environmental groups have opposed restarting the leaking plant.

May Day 2013 Los Angeles (tags)

Themes of Inclusion, Family Unity and Respect Carry the Day. Photo Set 5 of 5

May Day 2013 Los Angeles (tags)

Themes of Inclusion, Family Unity and Respect Carry the Day. Photo Set 4 of 5

May Day 2013 Los Angeles (tags)

Themes of Inclusion, Family Unity and Respect Carry the Day. Photo Set 3 of 5

While NRC Contemplates San Onofre Restart, New Study Shows No Nukes = Less Cancer (tags)

While the NRC is contemplating restart of the San Onofre nuke plant in the Southland, a new study shows that cancer cases in Norcal declined after a nuke shutdown there.

14TH ANNUAL INT'L WOMEN’S DAY EVENT Women Surviving Globally, Surviving in SoCal (tags)

Rally at Downtown Jail.... March to the LAST BOOKSTORE.... Teach In.... under the banner Invest in Life and Welfare, Not War and Prisons!

Activists: Official Suppression of Peer Advocacy Worsens TB, Flu (tags)

Tuberculosis and influenza spreading in Southern California houseless blamed on official disruption of peer education in cough hygiene.Advocating for information that will allow shelter operators to contact persons who may have been exposed to infections.

Fukushima, San Onofre and Our Health (tags)

It has been two years since Fukushima’s multiple meltdowns. . San Onofre nuclear power plant in the Southland has been shut down for over a year. Time to look back and gaze forward. This article will concentrate on nuclear power plants’ radioactive emissions and their effects on our health.

Shut It Down, Mr. President (tags)

LA rallys to have the Keystone XL cancelled. Photo set two of two

Shut It Down, Mr. President (tags)

LA rallys to have the Keystone XL cancelled Photo set one of two

LAPD High Crimes (tags)

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Mothers, Caregivers, Occupiers demand answers from candidates (tags)

A multiracial group of mothers, children, other caregivers, occupiers, women and men, older people and youth, held a Speakout and Protest outside the Republican Party Headquarters in Burbank, California on Monday, October 15th, the eve of the second presidential debate. .

Fall 2012 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

The Election Over! Where’s Our Change? Our Demands to the President Obama at the Second Term! In This Issue: 1) CCR Commentary 2) FAMILIA LATINA UNIDA Commentary 3) NILC Commentary 4) Petition to Support Sergio 5) Latino voters in 2012 election 6) New Mexico, Border Election Highlights 7) LA council approves ID cards for city residents 8) Anti-Latino Laws Ignite The South

Immigrant Community Stand Up Against Checkpoints (tags)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
ONTARIO, California - Members of the immigrant community in Ontario protested the lack of police compliance with a state law designed to reduce the number of cars impounded at checkpoints, where drivers are detained without any probable cause. About 60 people marched through the city, and then presented their demands to the city council.

Listen for Life Musicfest 2012 Peace Day Concerts-Mission Viejo/San Pedro/Hollywood/Hemet (tags)

Listen for Life is honored to bring an impressive roster of world-renowned musicians to four cross-cultural Listen for Life Musicfest 2012 events in Southern California, September 21-29, 2012, to celebrate this year’s International Day of Peace and kick-off a world tour to promote peace around the globe.

Running Down the Walls 2012 Carrera para Bajar los Muros 2012 (tags)

Throughout the US and Canada, chapters of the Anarchist Black Cross Federation held simultaneous runs to raise funds for the needs of political prisoners and prisoners of war, as well as to continue to chip away at the system that massively incarcerates impoverished people and colonized people worldwide. Runs were also held at four prisons. In Los Angeles, the event drew about thirty runners to MacArthur Park. There they joined members of Revolutionary Autonomous Communities who were present for the weekly food program, danzantes from Danza Cuauhtémoc, in attendance to bless the run, and supporters from the radical community throughout Southern California. The over $1000 raised was split between ABC to replenish the warchest and RAC to support its ongoing mutual aid and organizing efforts.

A lo largo de los Estados Unidos y Canadá, comités de la Federación Cruz Negra Anarquista (ABC, por sus siglas en inglés) realizaron carreras simultáneas para recaudar fondos para las necesidades de presxs políticxs, al igual que para seguir derrotando el sistema que encarcela a una escala masiva a gente empobrecida y gente colonizada por todo el mundo. También se efectuaron carreras en cuatro penales. En Los Ángeles, alrededor de treinta partícipes asistieron al evento en el Parque MacArthur. A sus filas se sumaron integrantes de Comunidades Autónomas Revolucionarias (RAC, por sus siglas en inglés), quienes se presentan cada domingo para su programa semanal de repartición de alimentos, danzantes de Danza Cuauhtémoc, quienes llegaron para bendecir el evento, y adherentes de comunidades radicales de todas partes del sur de California. La suma de la recaudación, que superó mil dólares, se dividirá entre ABC para suplir su tesoro y RAC para solvemtar sus esfuerzos organizativos y de asistencia mutua.

Photos and Videos: Anarchist Gathering (tags)

Southern California Anarchist Gathering, Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the Southern California Library of Social Studies and Research, 6120 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 90044. Video from the event : http://youtu.be/d_YzlbOoBF4

Los Angeles Teens Launch Podcasts and Website Aimed at Breaking Down Stereotypes (tags)

Open Orchard Productions, a teen-run organization that aims to inspire listeners by sharing real-life stories via podcast series, debuts its new website.

Warehouses, Workers & Wal-Mart (tags)

A group of workers for a warehouse that works exclusively for Wal-Mart invade the management offices with a list of demands that included crazy things like less dangerous conditions, hours that didn’t stretch from way before dark to way after dark, pay that met the legal definition of a wage and an end to global hunger (well, not really the last one—yet!).

Rights of Bicyclists on U.S. Interstates in California and Beyond (tags)

Bicycles have the same rights to public roadways as do motor vehicles, and bicycles should be allowed anywhere on the U.S. interstate system if they so choose. Preventing bicyclists from using the interstate system safely and at their own discretion by issuing outrageous tickets ($200.00) violates the U.S. Constitution right to unrestricted travel.

Riverside Celebrates May Day, Police Violence Mars Protest (tags)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
RIVERSIDE (CA) - Several hundred people participated in a series of actions marking International Worker's Day in Southern California's Inland Empire. The day featured an Occupy bank protest, an immigrant rights march and rally, and a food and clothing giveaway hosted by an autonomous grouping. The day of community empowerment was temporarily disrupted, however, when police violently targeted students and arrested them.

KPFK May Day Coverage Schedule (tags)

KPFK has a full day of coverage, if you can't be at the marches all day, tune in to KPFK to get the updates. If you are at the marches, tune into get reports from around the world about May Day actions globally!

Inland Empire General Strike! (tags)

Inland Empire General Strike!

Occupy Riverside, in cooperation with our friends and allies, is working to make May 1 a day of community empowerment in which individuals disengage from the institutions and practices that oppress us, and engage in activities that foster community and humanity.

We are starting with 5 days of "Spring training" to gear up for the big day!

Freedom Socialist Candidate for U.S. President tours California in April (tags)

Stephen Durham, who is vying for the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) nomination in the California June presidential primary, will campaign in the state from April 12 to May 2. He will speak at several public appearances in and around LA between April 20 and May 2.

Miss Hooker Beauty Pageant: Naked Facts about Women and Equality (tags)

Politics is where the power is, so if women desire that power, why does testosterone consume the room when it is time to affect change?

Gillnets Kill California Whales (tags)

The drift gillnet gear that killed a gray whale and entangled another over the past week along the Southern California coast is the same type of gear used by the California drift gillnet fishery targeting swordfish and shark that captured and killed at least two sperm whales in 2010.

#F29 Occupy Walmart Warehouse (tags)

On February 29 Occupy Riverside,LA, among others united in solidarity with occupations throughout the Nation on a national day of action to shutdown corporations. Southern California occupations targeted A local Walmart warehouse in Mira Loma ,CA.

Contacts and Details on Regional S. CA Post-Secondary Student Conference (tags)

Contacts and Details on Regional S. CA Post-Secondary Student Conference to plan the end of the defunding of public universities and colleges in California.

L.A. PORT POLICE & L.A. COUNTY SHERIFF CONSPIRE IN KIDNAPPING OF CARPENTER (tags)

L.A. Port Police & L.A. County Sheriff conspire with kidnappers to allow kidnapping of local carpenter. The kidnapper's unregistered firearm was confiscated by Port Police who returned it to them with the victim in their car.

Serial Killer Targets Homeless Men in Orange County (tags)

Three transient men have been stabbed to death in Orange County, Calif., in the last three weeks by a killer who may be on a vendetta against the homeless or is homeless himself.

Jrnal of Aesthetics & Protest- editorial towards occupying everything (tags)

Issue 8 of the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest is out. Our forward, recently written but conceived in the afterglow of the 2009/2010 UC occupations looks into the broad strategy of occupying everything.

PRESS RELEASE OCCUPY LA ACTION: LIBERATE YOUR HOME (tags)

The Occupy LA movement will conduct a protest against Bank of America's "Foreclosure Auction" at the Norwalk Courthouse in Southern California. B of A is holding an auction of 7000 foreclosed homes at the Norwalk Courthouse from 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday, December 2

More Local Occupations (tags)

This is a semi-complete list of local Occupations.

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.)

Fall 2011 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! (tags)

In This Issue: Obama skewers the immigrant justice movement (Pg 1); Obama Puts Bandage on Broken Immigration System (Pg 2); Obama's new deportation policy is PR spin (Pg 3); Immigration Appeals (Pg 4); Immigration and Mass Incarceration in the Obama Era (Pg 4);

Need overwhelms Southern California food pantries (tags)

Los Angeles and Orange Counties, long known as centers of Southern California wealth and glamour, are now home to more than half a million people seeking help from food pantries.

The recent surge in racial violence hits Clovis (tags)

A few weeks ago in Clovis, a young Native American woman was attacked by white supremacists. The police department seems to be doing nothing even though they reportedly have the license place number of the a car used by the attackers, and there has been no media coverage. According to a Department of Justice report (2005), "American Indians are more likely than people of other races to experience violence at the hands of someone of a different race."

Federal indictment says Latino gang Azusa 13 targeted African-Americans (tags)

A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday accuses a Latino street gang in Azusa of trying to push black people out of the city. Authorities say it marks only the second time they?ve used federal civil rights laws against a criminal street gang.

Author/artist/scientist Laura Cunningham on "Forgotten Landscapes of California" (tags)

For her book, Cunningham spent over 20 years illustrating how California might have looked before the arrival of Europeans. Her artwork often goes back centuries and even millennia (and on a few occasions all the way to the ice age).

Rally Against Hate and Nazi Rally March 19, 2011 - Claremont, Ca (tags)

We gathered in Claremont March 19, 2011 on awkward circumstances.

Claremont Authorities Promote Fascism at Hate Rally (tags)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

CLAREMONT, California - Despite the best efforts of the City of Claremont and the Claremont Consortium of Colleges to obstruct, befuddle, and otherwise thwart a popular demonstration against fascism, the Southern California community succeeded in doing precisely that at two parallel demonstrations in response to a heavily-armed presence of a band of racist paramilitaries and their state-funded protectors.

No Nukes Monday, March 28 in LA (tags)

No Nuke's around LA--and a way to respond now.

Mimi Soltysik Becomes New Chair for Socialist Party of California (tags)

Mimi Soltysik says building the membership within the Socialist Party of California is his primary goal for 2011. “I am looking for people who are ready for change; the unemployed, college students paying too much for tuitions, seniors who a struggling to survive, anti-Democrats and anti-Republicans, the anti-capitalists and those willing to join the struggle to end U.S. imperialism. My request is simple, Join Us.”

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.

KPFK STANDS ON EDGE OF ABYSS: CONSPIRACY FANATIC A GM FINALIST (tags)

KPFK is one of the left’s few major assets in Southern California, and now that asset may be under serious threat.

ON NOV.11 IN LA: MARCH FOR JUSTICE, EQUITY AND PEACE! (tags)

MARCH FOR JUSTICE, EQUITY AND PEACE! Everbody is ready for the Ninth Veterans Day Protest March next Thursday, November 11, 2010 in Los Angeles! The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) still calls on all community organizations, school and youth organizations in Southern California; advocates of justice and peace, veterans groups, widows and relatives of veterans to join the protest march to downtown Federal building on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The assembly area is at Search to Involve the Filipino Americans (SIPA), 3200 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 at 9;00 AM. The march route will be from Temple St right at Glendale to 2nd St to downtown Federal building at 300 Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The march will start at 10:30 AM.

Bill Rosendahl Helps Homeless Haters Win in Venice (tags)

Councilman Bill Rosendahl, the LAPD, the City Attorney's Office, the Department of Transportation, and LASHA hosted a town hall of hate for homeless people in Venice. Mainstream media is nothing more than a bunch of paparazzi.

Demand La Opinion/KPCC 89.3 FM “Public” Radio Open Up The U.S. Senate Debate! (tags)

Tired of the same old “Punch and Judy” show that the corporate-owned mainstream media continues to befuddle the voters with every election cycle?

The Real Stink in Venice (tags)

Venice RV Dumping Hype Really Stinks

Nurses picket Kaiser over patient safety (tags)

Hundreds march in informational picket to improve care at Kaiser’s biggest So. Cal. hospital

Horrific Conditions in Los Angeles County Jail (tags)

the same ongoing across America

Mass Rally for Justice for Oscar Grant on June 14th! (tags)

Mass Rally for Justice for Oscar Grant on June 14th!

Meet Green Party Gubernatorial Candidate Laura Wells in L.A., May 22, 2010 (tags)

Laura Wells is running an active statewide Green Party campaign for Governor with two key goals: To bring into the public discourse policy options that neither "Titanic party" candidate will touch and To continue building the Green Party into a viable major party, anticipating and helping bring about the day when there will be a major shift in our state's and our country's political landscape.

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone (tags)

Highly disturbing information about Republican Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone and his ties to organized crime is provided at the URL offered.

Mothers March & Speak Out (tags)

On Saturday, March 13, about 150 mothers, grandmothers, women who are not mothers, children, and men, came out for the Mothers March and Speak Out in Los Angeles. This was an International Women’s Day event called by the Global Women’s Strike and Women of Color/GWS.

Democracy and Insurrection in Greece and the World (tags)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
CLAREMONT, California - Southern California got a taste of Greek-style anarchism and insurrection in a series of talks given by Peter Gelderloos, author of How Nonviolence Protects the State, and Greek comrades from the Void Network Tasos Sagris and Sissy Doutsiou. With Audio.
Leer este artículo en español: Democracia e Insurrección en Grecia y el Mundo

Transgender CD Release Party (tags)

Ok, so it's time for another party with your favorite collective Trans/Giving we are copresenting with Trans-Genre to celebrate Trans-Fusions CD release 2! The show features tons of multifaceted performers. WHEN: Saturday March 6th 9pm-2am WHERE: The Palms Bar 8572 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood

EMERGENCY COUNTER-PROTEST RALLY IN SUPPORT OF OUR LGBT VIETNAMESE COMMUNITY (tags)

EMERGENCY COUNTER-PROTEST RALLY TOMORROW MORNING Sat., Feb 13 @ 9AM in Little Saigon (Westminster) , to support the LGBT Vietnamese Community

People's CORE Successfully Ends Relief and Fund Drive (tags)

People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment with co-organizer Alliance Philippines, Los Angeles, ended its relief and fund drive to help the victims of the back to back floods that deluged the Philippines in October-November, 2009. Final Report The campaign which was launched on September 21, 2009 ended on December 31, 2009. The Relief and Fund Drive in Southern California and the Bay Area received a total donation of $6,469.43. The financial aid and 174 “Balikbayan” boxes of used and brand new clothing, shoes, canned goods and medicines were sent to the Philippine-based non-profit organization, AKAP (Ang Kalusugan para sa Pinoy) for assistance to the flood victims.

Howard Zinn Tribute Thursday Feb. 4th at Santa Monica Art Museum (tags)

SANTA MONICA, January 28, 2010 – The world famous historian, professor and activist, Howard Zinn died in Santa Monica on Wednesday. Howard Zinn was in town introduce his new documentary, The People Speak. The event which had been scheduled for Thursday, next week, at the Santa Monica Museum of Art is now in process of being reshaped into a tribute to honor his life and work.

Actions + Conversations + Intersections 2010: Second Annual Los Ángeles Anarchist Bookfair (tags)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

HOLLYWOOD - For the second consecutive year, Los Angeles anarchists organized a bookfair, which, in addition to facilitating exchanges between vendors and literature-hungry readers, also provided an array of panel discussions, workshops, and most importantly, quality interactions with fellow activists in the liberation movement.

Anarchists to Hold Bookfair, Disseminate Radical Literature (tags)

Public is invited for workshops, performances, experiments in non-oppressive relations.

Mega Projects in LA- Gentrification Amidst Crisis and Poverty (tags)

While the US economy is in the doldrums, gentrification marches on in LA with five huge developments projects to open in early 2010. The five mega projects n downtown LA are the following: 1) The $ 900 million 54-story Convention Center Hotel at LA to open Feb 15. It has tower of 878 room at JW Marriot and 123 at Ritz –Carlton condos. It is located at LA Live campus where the Staples Center I located. 2) the $ 168 million University Gateway of USC 3) Beautiful Music Concerto in South park 3) the $125 M Medallion at Main and 4th Street and 5) the $ 145 M California Science Park I Exposition Park.

LA Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant Press Conference, 1/8/09: photos and full audio (tags)

The newly formed Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant held a press conference in front of the LA court house just before the first Southern California hearing in the murder trial of Johannes Mehserle was set to begin. The LA Coalition, along with several Oakland community activists who traveled south for the hearing, spoke about their determination to end the wanton killing and abuse of people of color by police. Full audio of the press conference is below.

Imperialism is a Human Rights Violation!!! (tags)

STOP the War on Raza and Stop the Wars in the Middle East!!! December 10, 2009, 5:00pm

Internation Day of Solidarity with Atenco (tags)

3+ years later, the humble farmers and people of San Salvador Atenco still resist the Mexican government's plans to place an airport over their sacred land, and demand release of their 12 political prisoners. Actions will take place at each of the Mexican consulates in Southern California area, and are times to coincide with International Human Rights Day to highlight the human rights abuses of political prisoners.

Labor board OKs 2,300 Kaiser professionals to quit SEIU and join NUHW (tags)

Ruling by federal government ends nine months of obstruction by SEIU officials

Southern California: First Cop on Trial for Murder in History of State Is Headed Your Way (tags)

In the words of the late great Harvey Milk*, I'm here to recruit you. The trial of Johannes Mehserle is about to head your way and the time is now for Southern California social justice and media activists to start getting ready.

To an LA Anarchist (tags)

URGENT to KPFK Members (tags)

Election in jeopardy! Ballots not sent. See this to get yours--BY TOMORROW!

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.

Toward an Understanding of the Causes of KPFK's Conflict: A Voters' Guide (tags)

Looking for the truth at KPFK? Check this out, by a long-time insider. Read this, and get your ballot in by Thursday.

"Riverside Rejects Racism" Rally in Response to Neo-Nazi Demonstration (tags)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

RIVERSIDE, California -- In response to a planned neo-Nazi demonstration at a day labor site in Casa Blanca, Riverside's historically Latino community, numerous community groups united to oppose racism in their city. Over 30 organizations endorsed the rally, which saw the participation of over 150 people who listened to and gave speeches, shared fruit and water, and enjoyed music and a strong sense of solidarity.

Rally Against Racism - Protest Nazi March in Riverside (tags)

The Nazis have not yet announced where their rally will be, and will not do so until Friday, they say. So instead of letting this disorganize us, we are just going to go ahead and schedule our anti-Nazi rally for 10 am to 11 am (or a little after) on the public right-of-way right next to Riverside City Hall, at Tenth and Main Streets. It is a "Rally Against Racism," intended to counteract the Nazi message of hate, division, and scapegoating of immigrants and minorities.

San Gabriel River Clean Up (tags)

In the aftermath of the Morris Fire and the still on-going Station Fire, an opportunity to collect, bag, and haul large amounts of accumulated garbage out of the San Gabriel River along the East Fork of the Angeles National Forest.

Halt the 287(g) program! ¡Alto al programa 287(g)! (tags)

Friday, August 28, 2009 SAN BERNARDINO, California--Immigrant rights advocates and their allies held a press conference today to demand that local law enforcement agencies terminate or not renew their agreements with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), referred to as 287(g) agreements after a 1996 amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Viernes, el 28 de agosto, 2009 SAN BERNARDINO, California-- En una rueda de prensa, un grupo de activistas pro-inmigrantes, en conjunto con sus aliados, exigieron que las agencias locales de orden público pusieran fin o que no renovaran sus acuerdos con la agencia migratoria ICE. Tales acuerdos son denominados acuerdos 287(g) por la numeración de una enmienda a el Acta de Inmigración y Nacionalidad de 1996.

The Hidden Theft at KPFK and the Ongoing Firings, Purges and Bannings: You're Next???? (tags)

An analysis of why KPFK sounds different, and why it's losing listeners (and money).

Injured Downey Movie Workers and Kaiser Workers Speak-out On Memorial Day April 19, 2009 (tags)

On April, 19, 2009 injured movie and Downey Kaiser workers had a speak-out in front of the Kaiser hospital complex in Downey, California. Kaiser has built the hospital on a highly toxic dump site and many workers have gotten injured at the site.

Angeles National Forest (tags)

The possibility that the National Parks Service would take over control of the Angeles National Forest is examined in some detail, with rumors and nothing confirmed.

Coming Soon: Anarchy! (tags)

Second Southern California Anarchist Conference and Feria Libertaria

Union Del Barrio In Support of Alex Sanchez & Nativo Lopez (tags)

Compañeras and Compañeros of Unión del Barrio, To our supporters, progressives, and the community in general:

Police File Restraining Order Against U.S. Marine 9/11 Truther (tags)

Pomona CA police have filed a broad restraining order against an anti war activist.

Hundreds Protest Outside Obama Fundraiser in Beverly Hills (tags)

BEVERLY HILLS, May 27, 2009 – A wide range of groups turned out to protest Obama’s visit to Southern California this Wednesday at a Democratic Party fund raiser. Protests began around 3:00 pm with a contingent of primarily anti-war protesters, who are disappointed with the contradiction between what Obama said on the campaign trail and what he is saying and doing now as commander in chief.

Prop 8 Challenge Legal Team to Hold Press Conference Following Supreme Court Ruling (tags)

(Los Angeles, May 22, 2008) — The California Supreme Court has announced that it will rule Tuesday, May 26, 2009, on whether Proposition 8, passed by a slim majority of voters on November 4 and eliminating the right of same-sex couples to marry, was a valid amendment to the California Constitution.

LA Greens Earth Day event: Water Justice and Preparing for Peak Water (tags)

For Earth Day 2009, the Los Angeles Greens, a local group of Green Party members, host a panel of experts discussing important and timely water issues in California.

LA Area Downey April 19, 2009 Workers Memorial Day Events (tags)

The international commemoration day Workers Memorial Day will be held in Downey on Sunday April 19 at 3:00 PM in front of the Kasier Hospital in Downey at the Downey toxic site. Injured movie and hospital workers along with other injured workers and their families will speak out about health and safety.

Sat: Vigil Protest Outside Israeli Dance Performance at UCLA (tags)

As part of a growing international cultural boycott movement, 8 Los Angeles groups, including Jewish organizations, will protest a performance of the Batsheva Dance Company of Israel Saturday night, February 28th, at UCLA. Los Angeles is near the end of Batsheva’s tour and they have faced protests all across the country, including in San Diego on February 26.

US Rabbi Who Led Delegations to Iran Comes LA (tags)

This past year Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, made history becoming the first woman rabbi to visit Iran and the first U.S. rabbi known to travel there in a formal peacemaking capacity since the 1979 revolution. To date, she had led two U.S. inter-faith civilian diplomacy delegations to Iran. Next week she comes to the LA area to speak.

Riverside, Southern California: Community marches against raids and deportations (tags)

On Saturday, February 6th, 2009 at least 300, and by some estimates possibly as many as 500, people turned out in the city of Riverside California to demand an end to the raids, harassment, and racial profiling increasingly being conducted by US Border Patrol agents against the residents of our local communities and workplaces

ANTI WAR PEACE ADVOCATES MARCH A MLK DAY in LA (tags)

Marching at the largest Martin Luther King Jr Day-the 24th year commemoration last January 19, 2009 from Western to Leimert Park, hundreds of peace activist and anti-war advocates marched with thousands of people chanting: “ MONEY FOR JOBS AND EDUCATION. NOT FOR WAR AND OCCUPATION!” The more than 200 protestors marched under the lead banner of the Topanga Peace Alliance and Veterans for Peace and led by the Cuahtemoc Azteca Dancers banging their drums. They marched together with more than 400 different delegations, floats and marching bands representing all shades and political color all over Southern California marched past the mains stage located at Crenshaw Blvd.

20,000 People March in L.A. To Demand Overturn Prop. 8! (tags)

Over 20,000 people came from all over Southern California to unite with a single voice to demand civil rights and marriage equality. It was one of the largest--possibly the single largest--pro-LGBT rally in Los Angeles' history. The rally was initiated and led by the ANSWER Coalition and the L.A. Coalition for Equal Marriage Rights.

THIS WEDNESDAY - Celtic New Year event at Cal State L.A. (tags)

"Lessons From A Silver Branch:" An examination of the endangered Celtic cultures, including spoken word, live music and free dance lesson. Happy Samhain, or Celtic New Year! ("Halloween" to the English)

Pacifica Los Angeles KPFK Listeners Ask:Will Censorship of Socialist Perspectives Continue (tags)

With candidates of socialist perspective taking the lead on issues in the 2008 election, listeners of self-proclaimed Pacifica "Revolutionary Radio" KPFK wonder if the station will continue to censor their candidates and positions and ignore their core point that, as a matter of empirical fact, liberal reform has failed and shows no prospect for success with an Obama election.

This Friday: Protest at ICE detention Centers (tags)

Where to protest ICE Raids: Location of detention centers in Southern California.

Earthquake Strikes Chino Hillse (tags)

repost from LAFD

UHW-West Rally Against Moves to Divide The Union (tags)

" They Say Divide US, We Say Unite Us" More than 6,000 health care workers from the United Health Workers (UHW) -West and their community supportrs all-over the west coast rallied infront of the Marriot Manhattan Beach Hotel last Monday, July 14, 2008 fro 6:00 in the morning until 3:00 in the afternoon.

LA SOCIAL FORUM - REPORT BACK (tags)

Thanks to everyone who made the first LA Social Forum a success. We had over three hundred and fifty registrations the first two days and handed out 425 programs.

Update Bio for Don White (tags)

Contributors to this biography include: Jan Goodman; Blase and Theresa Bonpane; Dennis White; Lydia Brazon and Margaret Prescod.

KPFK Talk Show Host Lila Garrett Used Air Time to Propagandize Slate Mailer Faction (tags)

Controversial KPFK Talk Show Host Lila Garrett praised and claimed major KPFK progress by the slate mailer Local Station Board faction. Faction opponents disagree and dispute the propriety of her using air time to promote faction candidates.

KPFK 90.7 FM LA On-Air Tributes to Don White (tags)

KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles On-Air Tributes to Don White Tuesday on Margaret Prescod, on Sojourner Truth, Tuesday June 24, 7-8 am (PST) and Wednesday June 25th from 8-9 am (PST) on Uprising with Sonali Kohatkar

3 days to Save Rent Control; No on 98/Yes on 99 (tags)

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, You must pull through with a high voter turnout to save our homes. Southern California has 2/3 of the State's population and while Northern California, especially San Francisco, is working very hard to push tenants to the polls, Los Angeles County must lead.

Camping, Hiking in Los Angeles County (tags)

Some day the campgrounds will re-open

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.

March 15: 10,000 Protest Iraq War in Los Angeles (tags)

People in Los Angeles Join Global Day of Action to Stop the War

ALL OUT: March 15 Mass Protest in LA (tags)

Join Thousands to Protest the War on its 5th Anniversary - Stop the War NOW!

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.

U.S. Military Being Sent to the Border with Mexico (tags)

They are being staged and immediately available as emergency "on call" units for use against terrorist threats on the nation's border and local disasters, said Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr., commander of United States Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Commander

OC Peace Coalition & Military Families Speak Out Presidents' Day Action--Nixon Library! (tags)

ORANGE COUNTY PEACE COALITION & MILITARY FAMILIES SPEAK OUT PRESIDENTS' DAY ACTION!

SEIU Mergers, Labor Power, Union Democracy And the Future of the SEIU-Forum 3 LA (tags)

SEIU members in Southern California speak out about the affects of forced mergers of their locals.

Orange County Board of Supervisors ignores plight of elderly and disabled; slashes wages f (tags)

Home care providers of the United Domestic Workers (UDW) Tuesday will rally outside the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting, criticizing the Supervisors’ failure to negotiate a fair deal to provide home care providers for seniors, the blind and people living with disabilities a fair living wage. The home care workers are part of the In-Home Supportive Services program, an alternative to institutional care that uses state, county and federal funds to provide care for IHSS consumers.

Laguna Beach Contractor Sued By State For Employee Rip-off (tags)

According to the AG “Interwall employed a sophisticated and heartless scheme, involving multiple businesses, to cheat its employees out of overtime and mandatory break periods

Southern California Anarchist Show Shut Down by Police (tags)

Southern California Anarchist Show Shut Down by Police / Support El Comite de Pro-Democracia en Mexico by: "Joaquin Cienfue

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.")

Gay Hip Hop Tour Winds Down in L.A. (tags)

the first ever tour of Gay and Lesbian rappers concludes it's historical 2007 run in L.A.

Blackwater's California Wildfire Relief Efforts Backfire With Local Residents (tags)

While hundreds of thousands of citizens were fleeing Southern California's wildfires in October, Blackwater USA was charging back in. While the fires still burned, executives from the private security firm personally delivered food and supplies to displaced residents and eventually set up temporary housing. But don't accuse Blackwater of taking advantage of the disaster for the purposes of self-promotion. The company insists that it is just a friendly corporate citizen.

10 days to No Borders Camp 2007 / 10 días a Campamento Contra Las Fronteras 2007 (tags)

The No Borders Camp 2007 is just 10 days away. Here are some ways you can still plug in, and information on how to get to the camp.

Firefighter Shortage In Orange County, etc (tags)

THe World Socialist Website, 10/29/07, has more on the lack of funding for firefighters as a cause of the inability to stop the fires in Southern California..

LA and Nationwide: People Hit the Streets to Stop the War (tags)

The October 27 demonstrations represented another important step forward for the anti-war movement in the United States. Over 100,000 people took to the streets in coordinated regional and local protests to demand an immediate end to the war in Iraq, including well over 10,000 in Los Angeles.

October 27: Los Angeles March, Rally & Die-In (tags)

Hit the Streets to End the War Now! LA Protest Part of National Day of Action

Message to George Bush from a San Diego Evacuee (tags)

Neither the Border Patrol nor George Bush is welcome in San Diego! We’ve Suffered Enough! Message to George Bush, I believe… 1. Nature caused these fires 2. Global Warming, the most dangerous side effect of Capitalism, made them worse. 3. The lack of resources to fight these fires and which are currently being used in the imperialist war in Iraq prevented most of these fires from being extinguished expeditiously.

Oct 27 LA Peace March: Fund Human Needs Not Private Greed (tags)

The horrifying fires we have all witnessed in Southern California are a direct result of stealing our tax dollars from all social services at home and giving them to the war machine. Please turn your grief into action and join the October 27 peace march in Los Angeles at 12 Noon from Olympic & Broadway and March to downtown federal building.

Unnatural Disaster Part II: FEMA, HLS and Bush to invade Southern California (tags)

A photo op visit by Bush is scheduled for Thursday through the weekend. Bush is expected to visit fire zones in Agau Dulce and Malibu on Thursday.

5th Annual Noche de Altares (tags)

Press Release for 5th Annual Noche de Altares - Santa Ana, CA

Help ANSWER with Oct. 27 Mass (tags)

Come this Tuesday to Build Oct. 27 in Los Angeles Organize to End the War on Iraq

September-October 2007 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly Digest (tags)

National Immigrant Solidarity Network No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

Simi Valley Mayor asks DHS head Chertoff to Raid Sanctuary Church - Oxnard Responds (tags)

March in defense of human rights, in response to the raids carried out on a scale meant to terrorize the workers and immigrants of Southern California. On Tuesday, 1,300 people were detained and in many cases torn from their childrens' arms.

Demise of Wonder Bread in So. California May Be Exaggerated (tags)

Sources say Interstate Brands will truck product in from Henderson, Nevada as it did when it closed its Boise bakery; purported "exit" is for purposes of labor law to screw union bakery workers and drivers.

The Roving Counter Demonstrator Strikes Again! (tags)

"This was his first visit to Highland Park, and he must have gotten wind that we were planning to observe Hiroshima and Nagasaki days as he brought signs supporting the use of nuclear weapons: one praised the Enola Gay for its involvement in nuking Japan, another thanked General Leslie R. Groves for overseeing the Manhattan Project."

Fri 07/27 Protest DEA closure of Cannabis Clubs (tags)

come protest the DEA raiding cannabis clubs across Los Angeles

L.A. Greens spearhead impeachment work, praise West Hollywood vote to impeach Bush/Cheney (tags)

Green Party 2006 Assembly candidate Peter Thottam, now executive director of the Los Angeles National Impeachment Center, praised the decision (July 16, 2007) - by the West Hollywood City Council to support the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

JFAV Marks RP Independence Day/Battle of Bessang Pass: SGS Inducted in LA (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) commemorates the 109th Philippine Independence Day and the 62nd Anniversary of the Battle of Bessang last June 12, 2007 at the Los Angeles City Hall. As a part of the commemorative events, Council Member Herb J. Wesson Jr. of the 10th Council District inducted the newly elected officers of the SGSI at the Mayor Tom Bradley Room or the City Tower at the 26th Floor, Los Angeles City Hall at 200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

JFAV Marks RP Independence Day/Battle of Bessang Pass: SGS Inducted in LA (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) commemorates the 109th Philippine Independence Day and the 62nd Anniversary of the Battle of Bessang last June 12, 2007 at the Los Angeles City Hall. As a part of the commemorative events, Council Member Herb J. Wesson Jr. of the 10th Council District inducted the newly elected officers of the SGSI at the Mayor Tom Bradley Room or the City Tower at the 26th Floor, Los Angeles City Hall at 200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

white supremacists ratchet for leimert park rally (tags)

Sieg-heiling Skinheads and other white supremacists joined a Save Our State anti-immigration rally outside a day laborer center in Laguna Beach, Calif. (www.sandiego.indymedia.org)

In Our Own Words: Youth Tours of South L.A. (tags)

Walking Tours of South L.A., Saturday June 9 and 16: Youth from South L.A will lead tours of the Vermont Corridor, focusing on cultural landmarks and significant historical changes.

LA: Crystal Lake update (tags)

June 2nd, National Trails Day, Crystal Lake Golden Cup Trail The effort to restore the Crystal Lake Recreation Area so that the people of the greater Los Angeles, San Gabriel, and San Bernardino counties may once again enjoy the forest continues. Extensive photographs are available on the URL provided

Teen Jazz Band's Solutions Tour (tags)

Teen jazz band In Black takes their Solutions Tour to the Jazz Bakery in Culver City. The band is traveling from N. California to S. California, promoting issues around climate change, solutions, and great jazz.

TransUnity - kickoff rally (page 2 of 2) (tags)

TRANS-UNITY PRIDE is an annual multi-cultural, substance free celebration of the Southern California regional transgender community:transsexual, transgender, gender-queer, and cross-dressing individuals, and those who love and care for them. Participants come together for a day of educational workshops, discussion groups, entertainment, art, music, refreshments and relaxation. Everyone is welcome!

TransUnity - kickoff march (page 1 of 2) (tags)

TRANS-UNITY PRIDE is an annual multi-cultural, substance free celebration of the Southern California regional transgender community:transsexual, transgender, gender-queer, and cross-dressing individuals, and those who love and care for them. Participants come together for a day of educational workshops, discussion groups, entertainment, art, music, refreshments and relaxation.

CA cannabis prohibition 4 CDC prison profit$$ (tags)

CDC state prison officials reap profits from the incarceration of non-violent cannabis offenders and the exploitation of rural economies..

Confirmed---6 Day Laborers Kidnapped (tags)

Press Conference Re: 6 Day Laborers Kidnapped and Death of a Worker Leader

May 9 Town Hall Meeting on Philippine Overseas Election Held in Los Angeles (tags)

Los Angeles—The first town hall meeting in Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles on the May 14 Philippine overseas voting was held last Wednesday, May 9 at 6;30 PM at the SIPA Multi-Purpose Hall, 3200 W. Temple St. The Historic Filipinotown hall meeting was attended by the Philippine consulate officials and a modest crowd of Filipino Americans. Consul General May Jo Aragon, Consuls Helen Barber and San Agustin who heads the overseas voting at the Los Angeles consulate. They clarified and answered many questions about overseas voting from the interested multi-ethnic crowd.

Is the Anarchist Movement Dead? (tags)

Today's LA Times included an article that asserts the anarchist movement in LA is dead. The article also tries to blaim anarchists for the LAPD's violence on May Day.

AJLPP CONDEMNS POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST IMMIGRANTS (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP)- National Executive Board vehemently condemns the unprovoked massive police attack by the LAPD/SWAT against the May 1.70,000 immigrants march-rally in Macarthur Park, Los Angeles last night at around 5;30 PM The reactionary forces trying to discourage immigrant rights mobilization that ran to tens of thousands, used 20-30 motorcycled cops to commence fascist attacks on the unsuspecting crowds at the corner of Westlake and Wilshire and at the Alvarado-Wilshire intersection. The police motorcycles ran through the Cuahatemoc dancers hitting even children and senior dancers of the Danza Azteca. This type of dispersal attack was used in Oakland demonstration in 200

Greens condemn brazen brutality of LAPD (tags)

The Green Party of California today condemned the "brazen brutality" of the Los Angeles Police Department at a peaceful May 1, 2007 immigration rights march here where dozens of demonstrators – and members of the news media – were clubbed and shot by so-called "non-lethal" projectiles.

AJLPP CONDEMNS POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST IMMIGRANTS: (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP)-Southern California vehemently condemns the unprovoked massive police attack by the LAPD/SWAT against the May 1.70,000 immigrants march-rally in Macarthur Park, Los Angeles last night at around 5;30 PM The reactionary forces trying to discourage immigrant rights mobilization that ran to tens of thousands, used 20-30 motorcycled cops to commence fascist attacks on the unsuspecting crowds at the corner of Westlake and Wilshire and at the Alvarado-Wilshire intersection. The police motorcycles ran through the Cuahatemoc dancers hitting even children and senior dancers of the Danza Azteca. This type of dispersal attack was used in Oakland demonstration in 2003.

Crystal Lake Update (tags)

Today in the Angeles National Forest about fifty or sixty young volunteers from a variety of religious youth organizations (the UCC, "United Church of Christ" and many other groups from all around Southern California) gathered together with representatives of the Sierra Club, the San Gabriel Mountains Trailbuilders, and the U. S. Forest Service at the Rincon Fire Station in the San Gabriel River Ranger District.

JFAV JOINS US-WIDE MAY DAY MARCH/RALLIES IN LA (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of 5 veterans, 32 youth, student and 25 community organizations in Southern California, militantly supports the nationwide mass action on the International Worker Day, may 1, 2007 all over the United States/ On May 1, 2007 we will again march in Historic Filipinotown and join the march rally in MaArthur Park. We call for family reunification, justice for veterans and full rights for all immigrants, now! We strongly condemn the racist attacks and raids against immigrants all over the nation. More than 4,000 Filipinos has been deported because of such massive raids.

LA Mayor has cruel lack of vets (tags)

www.dailynews.com/theiropinion/ci_5542600+

Minors Prostituted in SoCal Farm Labor Camps; Event Raises Awareness and Funds (tags)

thegluenetwork.com announces the next chapter in the fight to educate and prevent the trafficking of human beings: The Freedom Project; a benefit supporting the International Justice Mission (IJM), a human rights agency that rescues victims of violence, sexual exploitation, and slavery.

JFAV-Samahang Pilipino Conference March 10-11: A RESOUNDING SUCCESS (tags)

“All Out for Equity and Justice” With this battle cry, over 150 community advocates, students, youth and the remaining Filipino World War II veterans all over Southern California and Los Angeles gathered for a successful Unity Conference on March 10-11, 2007 in UCLA in Los Angeles, CA 90095. The Unity Conference began at 9:00 a.m. of each day at the Moore Hall at the UCLA campus. On Saturday, March 10, 7:00 p.m, over 200 people came to an exhilarating three-hour Cultural Solidarity Night at 100 Moore Hall UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095. The cultural night featured the showing of the 35-minute documentary, “Broken Promises,” performances by spoken word artists, cultural groups and other surprise numbers and paid glowing tribute to our veteran heroes. Conference organizers awarded a plaque of appreciation to longtime veteran rights’ supporter, Allan Pineda Lindo, a.k.a. Apl de Ap of world famous Grammy-awarded hip hop group, “Black Eyed Peas.”

Watershed Restoration Tree Planting Day! (tags)

Los Angeles National Forest gets some new trees. Photographs available at http://www.crystallake.name/

March 17 Mass Anti-War Protest in Los Angeles (tags)

On the 4th Anniversary of the Iraq War - Stop the War! Mass March and Rally - Regional Action in LA Live Concert by Ozomatli & Performance by Jackson Browne

JFAV-Samahang Pilipino Conference March 10-11: ALL OUT FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE! (tags)

“All Out for Equity and Justice” With this battle cry, the community advocates, students, youth and the remaining Filipino World War II veterans in Southern California and Los Angeles cordially invite the public to come and gather for a Unity Conference on March 10-11, 2007 in UCLA in Los Angeles, CA 90095. Veterans leaders like Commander Jack Vergara of the Society of Guerillas and Scouts Inc (SGSI); Commander Franco Arcebal of ACFV; Commander Peping Baclig of JFAV; Commander Joe Samonte of Long Beach and Veterans Federations of the Philippines (VFP; Commander Flor Cadiente of FACLA; Commander Eugenio Mondok of the United Filipino American Veterans (UFAV) and Sam Icalina and Manny Aquino of Carson full mobilized heir membership and will grace the occasion.

“Equity and Justice Through Unity“ Conference on March 10-11 at UCLA (tags)

Equity and Justice Through Unity“ Conference. Collectivizing our Efforts to Attain Full Recognition for Filipino World War II veterans- will be held on March 10-11, 2007 at Kerchoff Hall, UCLA in Los Angeles, CA 90095. Gathering more momentum for the passage of the Equity Bill after the successful February 15 hearing at the US House of Representatives in Washington DC, the Filipino American community in Los Angeles led by the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the Samahang Pilipino at UCLA will holding the conference . The Veteran, Student, and Community Educational Conference theme is "Collectivizing our efforts to attain full recognition for Filipino World War II veterans." This is to follow-up and activate more pro-active advocacy for the passage of the veterans equity bill.

Report: International Day in Solidarity with Haiti (Los Angeles) (tags)

The grassroots resistance in Haiti called for international solidarity on or about February 7. Activists on four different continents participated. Here in Southern California, over 30 people demonstrated in front of the Brazilian Consulate in Beverly Hills. (Brazil is heading the UN “peacekeeping” mission in Haiti.)

Southern California Linux Expo to take place in Los Angeles this weekend. (tags)

Southern California Linux Expo to take place in Los Angeles this weekend.

Victory for the L.A. 8: Judge Throws Out Charges in 20 Year Old Palestinian Deportation Ca (tags)

LOS ANGELES - In a decision received today, Los Angeles Immigration Judge Bruce J. Einhorn ordered an end to deportation proceedings against Khader Hamide and Michel Shehadeh, members of the "Los Angeles Eight" (LA8). The two have faced deportation for their alleged political associations with a faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization for more than twenty years.

Personal Account & Photos of the Los Angeles J27 Protest (tags)

A firsthand account of the January 27, 2007 antiwar march in Downtown Los Angeles, with 12 photos taken on the route.

Activists Call for Downtown Base Camp to End Sweeps at Saturday Rally on Skid Row (tags)

Homeless activists are calling for people to attend the next next rally, this Saturday, and to pack tomorrow, Tuesday’s 9:30 a.m. Police Commission hearing at Parker Center...as well as every Council meeting this week...and to demand an immediate halt to the homeless sweeps --and now, also, the city's Grand Avenue Project --no matter what it takes...

ANSWER Anti-War Contingent at MLK Day Parade (tags)

Photos from the anti-war contingent at the MLK Day parade

Studio City "SAY NO TO ESCALATION!" VIDEO (tags)

3 1/2 minute video of last week's Thursday night rally in Studio City against the surge. IMPEACH chorus line (people holding individual letter signs) moving through intersection...celebs...hot cider...and tons of people and honks. Please view video here, or if it doesn't load, go to YouTube.

THIS WEDNESDAY: ANTI-WAR ACTION AT LA CONGRESSMAN’S OFFICE (tags)

Urge Waxman to Take a Leadership Role in Bringing our Troops Home Now Demand Waxman Pledge to Vote against the Next 150-Billion Dollars for Iraq

L.A. Area Organizations Issue Declaration For Human Rights For Immigrants (tags)

Los Angeles, CA…..December 13, 2006 ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) led a coalition of 18 human rights, defense and religious organizations that have signed the "Declaration of Los Angeles," approved by the Los Angeles City Council today.

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.

All is set for the 6th JFAV Annual Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2006 (tags)

“”Family Reunification and Veterans Equity, Now! The Historic Filipinotown is all set for the 6th JFAV Annual Veterans Day. The 6th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Community Health Fair in Historic Filipino town in Los Angeles will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2005 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.The annual community event will start with the unveiling of the Filipino World War II Memorial Monument at the Lake Street Park 227 N. Lake St. at 9:00 in the morning. 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. Invited guests are Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, federal,state and city officials. Philippine Consulate officials, Filipino veteran, community, youth and student leaders

Patronizing Citgo Gas Stations (tags)

". . . I was cautious because I knew that Citgo stations in Southern California are often affiliated with 7-11, which recently terminated the affiliation due to Hugo Chavez’s 'controversial' remarks about George Bush, Jr. at the UN. " /". . . Citgo sells motor oil in competition with brands like Pennzoil."

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.

(English/Espanol) Propuesta para reunion de Intergalacticos en Sur de California (tags)

...nuestra idea es llamar a quienes son como nosotros y unirnos a ellos, en todas partes donde viven y luchan... — Sexta Declaración de la Selva Lacandona zeztala@gmail.com (310) 424-7646 (solo para mensajes)

Protest Iraq war in Hollywood Monday (tags)

Come to the Armed Forces Recuiting Center 10 AM Monday, Sept 25 Hollywood Blvd near La Brea

Jim Gilchrist signing his book at Borders, care to protest? (tags)

He's signing his book. Chance to voice your opinion in person.

Peace Candidate De Lear in Valley--New Video (tags)

10 Minute Documentary for the Byron De Lear for Congress Campaign, Green Party, in San Fernando Valley, California available for streaming on YouTube and Google Video.

"Lynch Mob" Attacks Mosque (tags)

Churches and anti-fascist counterprotestors banded together today to defend a local mosque from right-wing hate-mongering.

EVERY DROP COUNTS: FIRST ANNUAL ‘FRIENDS OF AVALON BAY’ CONCERT BENEFIT - AUGUST 27, 2006 (tags)

Water quality, maintenance and conservation are the focus as Friends of Avalon Bay launch first-ever concert benefit, August 27th, 2006

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.”

Demonstrate against the MinuteKKKlan in Laguna Beach! (tags)

Come demonstrate against the MinuteKKKlan in Laguna Beach!

ANTI-RACIST ACTION (tags)

ANTI-RACIST ACTION - Southern California Regional Gathering

Jason Morrow, a Local Marine Killed in Iraq, Remembered (tags)

Cpl. Jason Morrow proposed to his wife last year at home plate in Angel Stadium. He later threw out the first pitch at a playoff game. Now the ballclub comes to terms with his death in Iraq.

‘LIFE & TIMES’ EXAMINES IMMIGRATION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (tags)

“Life & Times Immigration Special” will look at the debate over a seven-hundred-mile border fence, the impact of the massive street demonstrations, the anti-immigration measure launched in San Bernardino, what it takes to become legal in the U.S. and the perspective of Blacks and non-Latino immigrants.

Michael Estrella, a Local Marine Killed in Iraq, Honored (tags)

Relatives, friends and supporters bid their last farewell to Marine Cpl. Michael Estrella in emotional services Friday. Estrella, 20, a 2003 Hemet High School graduate, was killed June 14 in combat in Iraq, the 2,500th member of the U.S. military to die in that country since the war began, according to Marine officials.

Protest at Wal Mart in response to Repression, death and brutality of Flower vendors near (tags)

Minutemen - Enforcers of Death on the Border & Promoters of Racist Hatred (tags)

By Luciente Zamora

The U.S. government is enforcing, and trying to pass even worse laws that force immigrants even deeper into the shadows by criminalizing undocumented people and denying them basic services.

Alongside this increasing, inhumane repression, the powers-that-be are promoting an anti-immigrant, nativist, fascist movement throughout the U.S. This vigilante movement is persecuting and hunting down immigrants along the border region, and has also been organizing forces in major cities like Los Angeles and Chicago and counties throughout Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Among this fascist nativist movement, the Minutemen have emerged as a prominent vigilante group that has been gaining notoriety and legitimacy as expert guests on reactionary news channels like Fox and other mainstream media outlets like CNN.

Enrique Morones, whose group the Border Angels puts water through the desert for migrants, has been actively speaking out against the Minutemen and other vigilantes like Ranch Rescue, American Patrol, the Barnett Brothers, among others. Morones says that although the Minutemen are not an organization of thousands, as they often claim, the Minutemen and the increased militarization of the border are responsible for an increase in migrant deaths.

In a phone interview with Revolution, Morones said, “Before Operation Gatekeeper, which was implemented in 1994, there was one estimated death along the border every month. Since then, an estimated 4,000 people have died trying to cross the border.” He told Revolution that 4,000 bodies have been accounted for, but that the realistic number might be considerably higher, “possibly as much as 10,000 deaths.”

It is difficult to measure the exact numbers because while some skeletons and scattered bones are found in the desert, many of the deceased bodies are never found.

A CALL TO ALL FILIPINOS AND IMMIGRANTS OF ALL NATIONALITIES TO UNITE TO DEFEND IMMIGRANT R (tags)

The Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR), a multi-ethnic alliance of immigrant rights advocates in Los Angeles, calls on the Filipino American community to march shoulder to shoulder with their Latino brothers and sisters and come out in force on May 1, 2006. Rallyists will assemble at Broadway and Olympic St at 12:00 PM and march to the City Hall and at 7th and Wilshire St. (MacArthur Park) to La Brea in Los Angeles.

Frank Gehry and LA’s New Downtown (tags)

Photo by Frank Gehry Partners. The future of downtown Los Angeles? Billionaire real estate developers have unveiled a plan to "remake" downtown Los Angeles. Artist Mark Vallen gives us the details. Reprinted from Vallen's weblog: www.art-for-a-change.com/blog (Tuesday, April 25, 2006).

Burbank: Standoff in the Street (tags)

On Saturday morning, during an immigration confrontation at Burbank Home Depot, Save Our State and other minutemen spouted their frustration and unsuccessfully tried to provoke violence after a month of pro-migrant victories.

Lt. Governor Candidate Proposes Rail System (tags)

The Peace and Freedom Party candidate for California lieutenant governor, Stewart Alexander, is proposing an elevated twin rail system to move commuters between Riverside and Orange County. This is a plan to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in Southern California. The candidate is opposing the present plan, to build a 10 mile tunnel, drilling holes in the Santa Ana Mountains and the Cleveland National Forest.

March-Rally of the Youth-Students in (tags)

Full Rights for All Immigrants! Continue the Struggle in Anthony’s Name! Approximately 7,000 youth-students from various nationalities came out into the streets once again to demonstrate their solidarity with the struggle of immigrants to defend their right to live and to work in America.

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.

Thousands of students walk out of schools in Southern California (tags)

Thousands of students walk out of schools in Southern California to protest anti-immigration legislation

Southern California Anarchist Federation meet up at Hollywood Rally (tags)

An open meeting facilitated by the Southern California Anarchist Federation (SCAF) was held today at the rally in Hollywood.

Two Farm Stories (tags)

A couple links to important stories.

Global Women's Strike/LA Action Highlights Katrina & Other Global Warming Survivors (tags)

“Everything was calm. I had just gone from the sofa into the kitchen. That’s when the water came gushing in. I saw my little dog, Queenie, struggling to get up on the sofa. I grabbed her up, but the water kept rising; it was up to my neck by the time we got out...” - Gloria Brown, Katrina survivor.

Day of Action Against Caterpillar- March 16th in Whittier (tags)

March 16, 2006 is the three year anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie. Rachel was a 23 year-old U.S. peace activist who was killed by an Israel Defense Forces Caterpillar bulldozer while trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip.

Costa Mesa Resident Sues City After His Arrest During Costa Mesa Council Meeting (tags)

ACLU/SC Files Suit After Arrest, Beating of Speaker at Costa Mesa Council Meeting

Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor slammed with federal civil rights lawsuit (tags)

“We filed this lawsuit to help ensure that the Costa Mesa government maintains a forum for all types of discussion and debate and that residents do not fear that if they are opposed to something they will be arrested and beaten for speaking their mind.”

Son del Centro y El Pinche Simón: El Enemigo Común in Santa Ana (tags)

On February 18th, about 50 people came out to El Centro Cultural de México in Santa Ana to hear Son del Centro perform son jarocho music and see a premier screening of El Enemigo Común.

List of local places to protest the execution tonight. (tags)

Ninth circuit court refuses stay of Morales execution. The execution is set for midnight tonight. Death penalty opponents plan protests and vigils. Here’s a list of protest sites in the Southern California area:

Plan to Restore Streetcars in Angelino Heights (tags)

"More than 27 other cities across our country have installed similar trolley lines. It's about time that Los Angeles catches up." -- Bruce Lash, president Angelino Heights Trolley Line, Inc.

Southern California Anarchist Federation LA Youth Collective (tags)

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Save Our Face – SOS, Fascistic Immigration Laws + the “Thrill” of Defeat (tags)

The war is on. It’s a war the Mexican People and their allies must win.

OC police clamp down on immigrant-rights activists (tags)

Whether posing as protesters or cutting off speeches, OC police clamp down on immigrant-rights activists

Free Theresa Cruz (tags)

She's been in prison for 15 years for the non-fatal shooting of her ex. Now Theresa Cruz is up for parole. She's no media star, but she needs your help. Please write the governor!

¡NO MAS! A Day of Anti-Minuteman Protest (tags)

On Saturday, counterprotestors, activists and day laborers, across Southern California coordinated efforts and shut down the Minutemen's attempt at a "secret" day of national anti-immigrant rallies.

LA Times biased reporting on Haiti (tags)

The Los Angeles Times is providing extremely biased one sided reporting on Haiti. We are asking that students and citizens from across Southern Calfiornia go here http://www.latimes.com/services/site/la-comment-foreign,0,4931549.htmlstory Enter in a comment about Carol J. Williams poor reporting. Let the Los Angeles Times know that this kind of biased one sided propaganda is too much.

ALL OUT! Sat. A.M.--Stop Minutemen Attacks on Day Laborers (tags)

Anti-minutemen counterprotestors needed at all locations.

ALL OUT! Shut Down the Minuteklan National Day of Action (tags)

OC activist receives an email from an anonymous stalker (tags)

It looks like the articles I've been writing about Theresa Dang's case that I've been posting all over the internet have struck a very raw nerve with deep inside the Garden Grove Police Department, Orange County District Attorney's Office, and the folks who run Garden Grove City Hall. Someone in power apparently is very disturbed about what I have done.

Minutemen Exposed By Their Own (tags)

James Chase pulls back the curtain on Gilchrist, Simcox, and the Minuteman Project. Reposted from CalNews.com.

Protest Military Recruiters - Sat, Dec 10, 12 noon (tags)

Protest Military Recruiters - Sat, Dec 10, 12 noon Youth and students come out against war & military recruiters! Saturday, December 10, 12 noon 5051 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles At the Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion (Just east of La Brea, near MLK Blvd)

Transgender Day of Remembrance, Sunday Nov. 20th (tags)

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Day of Remembrance (tags)

Day of Remembrance honors the transgender men and women who were murdered because of their "T". DOR is to say "NO!" to the "transpanic" defense, which allows murderers to blame their victims.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

An Army Specialist from this Southern California desert town was among five soldiers killed by a powerful roadside bomb that shredded their heavily armored Bradley Fighting Vehicle during a recent operation in Iraq, military officials said.

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.

George Bush Visits the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California (tags)

Among the people gathered to protest Bush, was Tim, John and Aaron, three members of Iraq Veterans Against the War. I had the chance to speak with Tim, John and Aaron as well as David, Sue and Rachel. Listen to the interviews to hear all of them call for an end to the War in Iraq, and much more.

Palestinian/ Israeli speaking tour in LA (tags)

National Speaking tour on the non-violent resistance movement to the wall in Palestine featuring: -Palestinian Ayed Morrar -Israeli Jonathan Pollack

Bush to Visit LA Area Thursday & Friday (tags)

Bush is scheduled to attend a fundraiser in Los Angeles for the Republican National Committee on Thursday and help cut the ribbon Friday at the opening of the new Air Force One exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

Peace Walk with Thich Nhat Hanh - Part 2 (tags)

Buddhist monks and nuns, progressive left and religious peace organizations and other seekers after knowledge met yesterday in MacArthur Park for a meditation with Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh that was intended to create a peaceful state that will eventually translate into an end to war.

Peace Walk with Thich Nhat Hanh - Part 1 (tags)

Buddhist monks and nuns, progressive left and religious peace organizations and other seekers after knowledge met yesterday in MacArthur Park for a meditation with Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh that was intended to create a peaceful state that will eventually translate into an end to war.

USC Trojans Demand an End to Sweatshops! (tags)

Students from the University of Southern California propose a comprehensive plan to stop USC's use of sweatshops

Hilton Workers Fight for a Better Future (tags)

After just over a year of secret underground organizing, workers at downtown Glendale Hilton hotel make their campaign for better working conditions and union recognition public.

Activists Needed for New TV show (tags)

A new documentary based TV show is looking for Southern California activists to profile on our show.

SOS, Neo-Nazis & White Supremacists (1/4) (tags)

The photograph below shows Don Silva, a top spokeperson for Save Our State (SOS), the immigrant bashing group founded by Joe Turner, holding up the blue banner, "DEPORT ILLEGAL ALIENS," along with a man reputed to be "Advocate," at the Saturday, July 16th, 2005 rally against the day laborer center in Laguna Beach, California. A woman reputed to be "Dixieland_Delight" poses before the camera while waving an American flag. Both "Advocate" and "Dixieland_Delight" are known to be white supremacists and have posted messages under these psuedonyms on the Stormfront White Nationalist Website.

LAGUNA BEACH COPS TACKLE WHITE SUPREMACIST TO THE GROUND: PART I (tags)

The photograph below is of Baldy, an avowed white supremacist, who allegedly tried to physically attack Naui Huitzilopochtli, a counterdemonstrator, at the Saturday, July 16, 2005 protest that a member of "Save Our State" organized against a day labor center in Laguna Beach, California. In this photograph, Baldy (who identified himself as Robert Floyd of Pearlblossom) is talking to Suzie Harrison, a reporter for The Coast Daily Pilot.

White Supremists Claim Victory (tags)

"Save Our State" a.k.a. "Minutemen" a.k.a. "National Vanguard" a.k.a. Whatever they're calling themselves this time around... Whatever they call themselves, they all claim victory after having their frocking clocks cleaned by anti-hate communities where ever the white supremist scumbags show their white racist faces.

Racists Go Home (tags)

My take on the protests against the Minutemen and SOS racists.

Stornfront Coming to BP? (tags)

The message below was taken from a StormFront message board thread.

The LA Times prints letter critical of GGPD raid of Theresa Dang's home (tags)

I never thought I would say this, but thanks to The Los Angeles Times, an estimated one million people throughout Southern California have now heard something about the Garden Grove Police Department raid of Theresa Dang's Westminster home last Thursday.

Garden Grove Police Lt. Mike Handfield sends me a message about Theresa Dang (tags)

After ignoring me for days, the Garden Grove Police Department had now decided they wanted to talk. Wanna bet something printed in The Los Angeles Times over the weekend spurred their newfound interest in communicating with me?

"We scream and cry until we get our way. " --MMP Website (tags)

Selected excerpts from the Minuteman Project's plans for California, from their website.

Coca-Cola workers strike! (tags)

Over 2000 Teamsters working for Coca-Cola went out on strike in Connecticut and Southern California, Monday, the 23rd, 2005 after contract negotiations failed. In southern California alone 1700 production and truck drivers throughout San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange County, and Riverside are out. Rally and press conference have been called for Wednesday, June 1st, at noon at the bottling plant in downtown Los Angeles that’s located off of Pico and Central at 12.

URGENT: Open Letter to Legal Guild and Video Activists (tags)

Right Wing Radicals use threats to intimidate political activists from conducting a legal and peaceful protest.

May Day 2005 (tags)

May Day in Los Angeles, April 30, 2005, was sponsored by MIWON (Multi-Ethnic Workers Organazing Network)

Last Minute May Day Student Contingent (tags)

Radical students from different schools will be forming a contingent for the May Day Action

11th annual Eco Maya Festival   (tags)

Sat. April 23 & Sun. April 24, 2005        10 am - 7 pm   11th annual Eco Maya Festival       at L.A. Eco-Village   FREE ADMISSION          Celebrating our culture and protecting our Mother Earth,               Connecting the Environment, Culture and Heritage

Kamau Daáood appearing at the Central Library, Los Angeles (tags)

A mythic figure in the Southern California arts scene, Kamau Daáood is a performance poet, educator, and community arts activist who is widely acknowledged as a major driving force behind Los Angeles’ black cultural renaissance.

Cesar Chavez Day: Walk for Dignity (tags)

The Xispas website and blog is the place to learn about Xicano culture, art, and politics. We deal with history, indigenous traditions, books, opinions, and social criticism. In this newsblast, we offer some people's history and opportunity for community action. Con solidaridad - Xispas staff

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

Be there... or be a bush supporter

Cops Disrupt Anti War Meeting (tags)

On Saturday March 12, the Pasadena Anarchist Collective was having a meeting to plan for a March 19th Anti-War protest at a gathering in South Pasadena when two cops in their uniform disrupted the meeting.

The So. Cal. Grocery Strike: A Years Perspective (tags)

Its been a year since the end of the longest grocery srike in US history. Where do we stand now, and what really was at issue? Was anything really resolved? (orginally posted at :www.worldsocialism.org/usa/blog)

OC A-Cafe this Saturday! (tags)

Anarchist Cafe: A Social Experiement in Urban Anarchy The next A-Cafe is Saturday February 26th, 2005 A-Cafe is not a place, it's an event, and it takes place every month in Southern California. If you want to get involved with A-Cafe, give a workshop or have questions, please send an email to: tvfragments@yahoo.com

Axis of Justice - Los Angeles Food Not Bombs Benefit Show (tags)

"Because Food is a Right, not a privilege!"

HAITI SPEAKING TOUR (tags)

Come see Journalist Kevin Pina speak and show clips from his new documentary "Haiti: The Betrayal of Democracy". Kevin broke the story of the U.S. kidnapping and coup of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in February of 2004 and has been on Pacifica Radio's "Democracy Now" numerous times.

Protest against Donovan Jackson verdict in Inglewood (tags)

Should cops beat up minority teens and become millionaires? Say no, by protesting the verdict at Inglewood City Hall

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.

VONS PICKETERS FILE POLICE HARASSMENT SUIT (tags)

Hermosa Beach officers are the primary defendants. Nine plaintiffs claim loss of civil rights.

New Year Hitchhiker Happening in Slab City (tags)

A New Year's Hitchhiker Happening in the desert of Southern California is a celebration of the open road and a chance to connect with like-minded travelers. We will also be discussing safety and civil rights, and welcome all for discussion, live music, free camping and more near the town of Niland.

The Fight in California (tags)

Two weeks, the supermarket workers in northern California had a protest, against the efforts of Safeway and other strong chains of cutting again the health insurance in the negotiations of a new union contract in this part of the neighbor of the north.

CALIF. TOWN HALL MEETING TO ADDRESS TARGETING OF MUSLIMS (tags)

LOS ANGELES AREA MEETING CONCERNING HARASSMENT BY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.

FRIDAY Dec. 10 at 11AM: Rally to Support the Cedars-Sinai Nurses (tags)

Rally to Support the Cedars-Sinai Registered Nurses Protest Organized to Tell Cedars-Sinai to respect the nurses and recognize their union On Dec. 10th at 11am-1pm The management-dominated labor board recently overturned the union vote of the Cedars-Sinai RNs. The nurses are still going strong, fighting for their right to organize, fighting for united voice as patient advocates.

California RNs to Picket Gov. Schwarzenegger at 'Women's Conference' (tags)

Registered nurses and other caregivers represented by the California Nurses Association and SEIU Locals 660 and 121 RN from dozens of hospitals across Southern California will rally against Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger outside his Women's Conference this Tuesday, to protest his attempt to erode a state law that ensures safety protections for hospital patients.

2nd Evening of Feral Visions Continues TONIGHT!!! (tags)

Only 3 events left in Southern California...

Immigrants March in L.A. for Justice and Driver's Licenses (tags)

Thousands gathered in East L.A. on Saturday, October 17 to march for immigrants rights and against the racist measures that have been used against the mostly brown and indigenous people that form such a large part of our community, in the name of “Homeland Security” since 9-11.

Southern California Anarchist Website (tags)

There is a new interactive website up and running which features news and events from around Southern California.

SALSA NIGHTS, A play on the "Three Strikes" law, UCOC, Anaheim, Oct. 15-31st (tags)

Salsa Nights!

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Sgt. 1st Class Joselito Villanueva, 36, Los Angeles; Shot by Sniper in Ambush

SoCal Grocery Worker Strike History & Analysis (tags)

As grocery workers in northern California prepare to enter their contract negotiations, the sf bay area indymedia labor page offers a critical look at the UFCW strategy and workers' experiences during the southern California grocery worker strike and lockout.

Urgent casting call for "Salsa Nights" anti-three strikes law play! (tags)

Casting call!! See below!

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Local student and Army medic, Spc. Edgar P. Daclan Jr., 24, was killed Friday Sept. 10 in Iraq.

Help Sought to Identify Possible "Vigilante" Group (tags)

Persons with knowledge of extra-legal, vigilante-style groups operating in Southern California (cults, corporate espionage, etc.) are being sought in an attempt to expose their activity.

Border Blaster Continues to Interfere with kpfK Signal (tags)

Yesterday afternoon power failed on Mount Wilson and Pacifica's kpfK ceased transmission for over one hour. Most LA listeners tuned to 90.7 FM could clearly hear classical musical being broadcast from Tijuana station XLNC.

Join A Peace Vigil Near You, They Rock! (tags)

A friend of mine jokingly refers to vigils as "seances." Well, in one way they are seances. We, in the movement, have been working hard lo these past months to lift and remove from power all the zombies now taking up dead space in Washington. THE VIGIL MOVEMENT ROCKS!

June 12: Naked Bike Ride O.K. For the World, But Not L. A.? (tags)

World Naked Bike http://WorldNakedBikeRide.Org/, a ecological and freedom of expression event held annually around the globe has, according to world organizers, been virtually arrest-free in places as far-flung as London, Portland, Oregon and New Zeland. But Los Angeles and Santa Monica police apparantly are intent on making pre-emptive arrests this Saturday, according to local organizers.

Josh Cannole Gets Apology, $20,000 (tags)

Reminder: Benefit and Organizational Meeting for this June's Reclaim the Commons/Anti-G8 M (tags)

Thursday, May 27, 7PM at Arts in Action (1919 W. 7th St., 4th Floor, Los Angeles), $5 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Regional June 5th Demos (tags)

Demonstrate against war, in your neighborhood! Save the date, June 5th!

Benefit and Informational Meeting for this June's SF Mobilization at Arts in Action, LA (tags)

*Please forward widely* Benefit and Informational Meeting for the June Reclaim the Commons/Anti-G8 SF Mobilization Thursday, May 27, 7PM Arts in Action (1919 W. 7th St., 4th Floor, Los Angeles CA) $5 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Trans/Giving (tags)

Hatred Will Never Silence Our Art - Trans/Giving May 29, 6:30 PM -10:00 PM

Southern California Anarchist Federation (SCAF) CALLING! (tags)

SCAF is a decentralized, regional network of anarchist collectives and individuals from Southern California.

5 De Mayo - Its Not Just History (tags)

Reactionaries who supported clericalism, racism, militarism, occupation, and international finance invaded Mexico 142 years ago, Bush & Republican Congress just as reactionary today..

April 22: Labor Notes Grocery Strike Forum (tags)

On April 22, Labor Notes -- an independent 25 ear-old magazine with news from a rank and file social movement perspective -- is hosting a forum on the Southern California grocery strike. Speakers include several workers active in the strike, and participants will include workers and labor activists from all over Southern California.

Get Coke off Our Beach! (tags)

In 1999 the city of Huntington Beach awared a long term monopoly concession to the Coca Cola company in return for millions of dollars and annual payments. But Coke is complicit in the killings of labor organizers and in destroying and polluting water supplies abroad.

S. California Dead Zone one of 150 Worldwide (tags)

Human-kind is engaged in a gigantic, global, experiment as a result of the over-use of fertilizers, the discharge of untreated sewage and the ever rising emissions from vehicles and factories. The result, 150 dead zones -- one off the coast of Southern California.

Grocery Strikers’ Heroic Fight for Healthcare (tags)

In the end, workers who had fought so hard for five months were forced to accept a raw deal. They were unable to prevail against a bold united front of employers when their own leaders were not willing to organize an equally bold united front of labor.

March 20 Anti-Capitalist Contingent (tags)

12 noon, Hollywood & Vine: Look for Black Flags and Banners 2:30: Anarcho-Communist meeting after march at park at Franklin and La Brea.

Clearly Racist And Bigoted Skits On Clear Channel (tags)

In the March 10 Bill Handel show on KFI AM 640, a pretend "Muslim" allegedly reading from the new Iraqi constitution refers to "hairy Iraqi women," "lovely Japanese schoolgirls," the "infidel custom of bathing on a regular basis," and "civil unions" between Iraqis and "loving camels and goats."

The Los Angeles Supermarket Strike of 2003-2004 (tags)

Media coverage was eclipsed by Hollywood’s Academy Awards, but on Sunday, Feb. 29, Southern California supermarket workers voted 86% to end their five-month old strike, accepting a contract that amounts to a serious, if not total, victory for a determined employer offensive with national implications.Thus one of the most important strikes in the U.S. in years has ended in defeat.

Southern California Supermarket Strike: A Missed Opportunity (tags)

Article written before the vote about the outcome of the grocery workers' strike.

California workers hold the line on health care (tags)

Somehow surviving on $20 per day strike pay, the United Food and Commercial Workers continue to maintain a picket line outside Vons and Albertsons grocery stores in Southern California. Seventy thousand workers are on strike against Safeway/Vons in Southern California -- and locked out by Albertsons and Kroger/Ralphs. Despite a 91% profit growth over the last five years, the grocery chain owners are demanding wholesale cuts in employee health care benefits. Workers from seven locals voted over 90% to reject the offer by three of the largest supermarket operators in the country, Vons (Safeway-owned), Ralphs (Kroger-owned) and Albertsons and set up picket lines October 11, 2003. See http://www.sevenoaksmag.com/

Demonstrations at Two Santa Cruz Taco Bells in Solidarity with CIW (tags)

On February 27, at least 300 people took part in demonstrations focusing on the sweatshop conditions in the Florida fields where Taco Bell's tomatoes are picked. People rallied at the Mission St. Taco Bell before marching through parts of Santa Cruz and on to the Laurel St. Taco Bell.

Grocery Settlement at What Cost? (tags)

It appears that the proposed contract settlement will be at a huge cost to future employees. Would that the leadership matched the membership in determination and courage!

Grocery workers win lawmakers’ backing (tags)

LOS ANGELES – If Safeway and its CEO Steve Burd have their way, the 21st century will have conditions more like the 19th century for working families, said Connie Leyva, president of Local 1428 of the United Food and Commercial Workers, speaking to a panel led by four Democratic California congresspeople.

Rallies and Street Actions on February 19 to Support Supermarket Strikers (tags)

Notice of street actions/rallies to be held on Thursday, February 19, 2004 at supermarkets throughout Southern California in support of the striking and locked out members of UFCW.

Join California Safe Schools - Cesar Chavez Day March! (tags)

CESAR CHAVEZ DAY MARCH MARCH 27, 2004

STOP THE TRIPLE FENCE - Coastal Commission Hearing Wed. Feb 18th (tags)

The California Coastal Commission is meeting on Wedensday, February 18th at 12 noon at the Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla to decide whether or not to allow the construction of the Triple Border Fence on the US/Mexico Border. You can attend the hearing and show your opposition!

Trans/Giving Febuary 13th (tags)

Invitation to come to Trans/Giving on Friday the 13th

Stay Granted in Kevin Cooper's execution (tags)

At the 11th hour, the appeals court grants a stay of execution for Kevin Cooper

ITAMAR MARCUS on tour! (tags)

Itamar Marcus: A Man with a critical message, just left Southern California.

Cannabis Consultants To Open Orange County Office Feb. 9 (tags)

Two physicians from the Sacramento area are opening a cannabis-oriented practice in Orange County Feb. 9.

Los Angeles Critical Mass Rides Through Vons (tags)

While the corporations refuse to back down, autonomous actions by small groups are becoming more and more necessary.

Solidarity with Striking and Locked-Out Grocery Workers- For a Class Union (tags)

Solidarity with Striking and Locked-Out Grocery Workers- For a Class Union February 2004

Portlanders support California supermarket workers (tags)

Yesterday, a crowd of about 50 rallied at the Safeway at 1100 NE Broadway in Portland to support the 70,000 workers who have been locked out of Southern California supermarkets for insisting on keeping hard-fought health benefits in the face of austerity plans being imposed by the big supermarket chains. See here for previous feature. Supporters marched into the store, up and down the aisles, chanting "Boycott Safeway!" and demanding fairness for workers and affordable health care for all...

Vons Strike Continues -- Pacific Coast Highway (tags)

On January 16, employees on strike from Vons and Ralphs were picketing in front of the Vons on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades.

Be sure to check out all the photos from this story! They are posted on Indybay.org.

Hundreds of trade unionists converge on Von's Pavillions supermarket in Garden Grove (tags)

Between 750 and 1,000 trade unionists converged on Von's Pavillions supermarket located at 9852 Chapman Ave. in Garden Grove today to protest the lockout/strike of more than 70,000 UFCW members in the Southern California area and demand that affordable healthcare be provided for all Americans.

Southern California: la huelga de los trabajadores de supermercados (tags)

Cuando se publica este artículo los trabajadores y trabajadoras de Albertson's, Vons y Ralphs entran en el cuarto mes de huelga.

Viva la huelga de Souther California (tags)

An article by a latinamerican student about grocery workers! (only in spanish, sorry!!!) I hope you enjoy it!!!

Misleaders’ Strategy Undermines Grocery Strike (tags)

"The strategy of relying on token informational pickets in in northern California, rather than extending the strike, is part of a loosing strategy by the UFCW bureaucrats that is defeating the strike. With a defeat in southern California it will be easy to extract concessions here. Victory will only come through real solidarity, with a militant rank and file class struggle leadership in the union that challenges the career bureaucrats for the continued life of the union!" --Steve Argue

SF Solidarity With So Cal Grocery Workers (tags)

On Saturday, several hundred people braved the San Francisco rain to protest in front of the Safeway in support of the striking UFCW workers.

the Taco Bell Truth Tour set to hit LA and OC one more time (tags)

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers set the dates for the next major Taco Bell boycott action at Taco Bell Headquarters in Irvine, CA

Step it Up (tags)

As the grocery strike goes into its second month, it's time to go beyond the conservative strategies of the AFL-CIO

Wait: I'm Confused (tags)

The Labor leadership's handling of the grocery workers strike and continued reliance on "friendly" employers and the Democratic Party leaves many workers wondering what's next.

New Year Hitchhiker Gathering (tags)

The New Year Hitchhiker Gathering in the low desert of southern California will bring together road travelers to share resources, connect and celebrate a movable culture.

Help Justice for Janitors for T-Day (tags)

This is being reposted by an IMCer. A report back from the GWS anti-Bechtel demos, and news about janitors looking for some support.

Continuation of Mr. King's work... (tags)

Youth Empowerment Peace Project & Mr. King's poetry

Grocery Strike - Fight to Win! (tags)

The grocery strike affects all workers. For the first time, a major contract would be without affordable health care. The entire labor movement should fight this, and FIGHT TO WIN!

Building Bridges Radio-The Southern California Supermarket Strike/Lockout (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK

Hatred Will Never Silence Our Art (tags)

Trans/Giving: A bimonthly celebration of trans/genderqueer/intersex artists

CAIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS PARTNERS WITH CELEBRATED ARTIST MICHAEL BRUZA (tags)

California Safe Schools Partners with Celebrated Artist Mihael Bruza - Preventing Pests Without Pesticides

Market Forces Fed SoCal Flames (tags)

Mike Davis on the wildfires in Southern California "A market-driven recipe for disaster"

Orange County's Scariest Cops (tags)

OC Weekly identifies the 31 most evil cops in Orange County

State firefighters rejected air drop request (tags)

tate firefighters rejected air drop request for Cedar Fire because of night regulations

South Cal Fire NOT A Wildfire - 'Just' Another Arson (tags)

What I am saying, in short, is that there is a team of arsonists throughout the country that have for some time escaped recognition by most of the media as the major networks, instead spin it into a wildfire debate (Sierra Club included).

elliott smith remembered (tags)

my thoughts as I visited Elliott Smith's memorial in LA

ADOPT A STORE - UFCW 770 (tags)

SOLIDARITY FOREVER - START NOW!

The Persecution of Sherman Austin (tags)

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Wal-Mart's benefits come under fire (tags)

Sally Lieber, D-San Jose, points to Wal-Mart employee hand-outs about social services like Medicaid, food stamps and temporary assistance as proof that the retailer uses state and federal tax dollars to supplement "poverty" level wages and benefits.

Five Simple Ways You Can Support the Grocery Workers (tags)

The Inland Anti-Empire blog supports the grocery workers strike and lists 5 easy ways you can help support the workers too.

Health care costs spark Calif. strikes (tags)

VAN NUYS, Calif. – Daniel Lucra, 19, just wants to keep his health care in case he gets sick or hurt on his job behind the deli counter at Albertson’s, where slippery floors and sharp blades can cause injuries.

TEAMSTERS REFUSING TO CROSS PICKET LINES @ Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions & Albertsons (tags)

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Sherman Austin: Counterpunch Article (tags)

A Strange and Tragic Legal Journey The Case of Sherman Martin Austin By MERLIN CHOWKWANYUN

DONT SHOP AT RALPHS, VONS, OR ALBERTSONS UNTIL THE STRIKE IS OVER! (tags)

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A Strange and Tragic Legal Journey (tags)

A Strange and Tragic Legal Journey The Case of Sherman Martin Austin By MERLIN CHOWKWANYUN

LA Transgenders Remember Gwen, Other Tragedies & Triumps of 2002-2003 (tags)

As the October 3 one year anniversay of the brutal slaying of Bay Area Transgender teen Gwen Araujo is remembered, Los Angeles' large community can recall other tragedies, and triumphs of the past year.

FBI searches computers at Caltech library in SUV arson probe (tags)

FBI agents seeking a self-proclaimed arsonist searched computers at the California Institute of Technology for clues into fires set at four Southern California car dealerships.

Forum on Civil Liberties One Year After 9/11 (tags)

Refuse & Resist! and the National Lawyers Guild present a forum on Civil Liberties One Year After 9/11

Demonstration at Feinstein's Office re Palestine (tags)

Groups come together to protest Feinstein's anti-Palestinian position

Bush Coming to OC (tags)

Bush Visiting Orange County August 23rd

MARCH AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY THIS SAT, AUG 3! (tags)

Meetings every Weds at 6pm at the Long Beach Infoshoppe (REACH center). Located at 684 Redondo, Long Beach. Phone: 562-434-6934 Wanted: Medics, Drummers, Food Not Bombs Volunteers ...

LAPD Capt. claims Hollywood is no Inglewood for Transgenders, Gays (tags)

An LA Police Capt. claims in an interview in a Gay/Trans paper that Hollywood cops are cool with queer folk, but some Transgender women recently told your author that the same precint refused to take their complaint of a street robbery, and others complained of vice harassment at their apartment. Read and comment.

While Inglewood Reacts: LONG BEACH CA: POLICE STATE USA (tags)

Here's the report which is in the current issue of Turning the Tide. Repression has continued. A June 14 Flag Day (flag burning) show at the info shop was shut done by the cops after repeated harassment. Young people living or shopping in the area of the info shop -- with no connection to anarchism, copwatch or the info shop-- have been stopped and hassled on the street by LB cops. The city attorney made a report to the LB city council last week about 'prosecution of anarchists' --

TTT report on persecution of Long Beach anarchists, activists (tags)

Here's the report which is in the current issue of Turning the Tide. Repression has continued.

Midnight Special leaves Promenade (tags)

After ten years on the Third Street Promenade, Midnight Special Bookstore is being forced to re-locate.

Who Will be Kidnapped Next? (tags)

With all the Southern Cali activists arrested lately, some questions come to mind. Who's next? What can we do to stop it?

Long Beach Green Existence! (tags)

Long Beach Green Anarchy!

AUG 3 - MARCH AGAINST POLICE REPRESSION IN LONG BEACH! (tags)

MARCH AGAINST POLICE REPRESSION IN LONG BEACH!

Marijuana club faces property seizure (tags)

The Department of Justice ( news - web sites) is working to seize the real estate assets of a gay-run pot club in West Hollywood, Calif.

Pride Month Perspective: TRANS-UNITY 2002 AND OTHER SUCCESSES INSPIRE TR (tags)

In 2001-2002 the Los Angeles Transgender community achieved new visibility and successes, and overcame some adversity, which should inspire us for the year ahead.

DATE CHANGE 4 Hip Hop Benefit Concert in Long Beach! (tags)

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TRANSGENDERS JOIN MARCH AGAINST HATE BEFORE ANNUAL UNITY FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND (tags)

Los Angeles Transgenders will kick off LA's Annual Pride Week with a barbecue and March Against Hate this Friday in West Hollywood, before hosting their 3rd annual Trans Unity Festival at Hollywood's Gay & Lesbian Center Village all day Saturday.

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