Venice Beach: Over 500 students and local community leaders march against violence (tags)
Students and local nonprofits marched the streets of Venice Beach to rally against violence and war. The march marks the anniversary of the first International Peace Youth Walk which took place in South Korea.
ArtNight Pasadena: Bicycle Ride (tags)
On Friday, March 8th, join CICLE and ArtNight and embrace the evening by bicycle and explore Pasadena’s vast collection of art galleries and museums, all open and free to the public.
ArtNight Pasadena: Bicycle Ride (tags)
On Friday, March 8th, join CICLE and ArtNight Pasadena and embrace the evening by bicycle and explore Pasadena’s vast collection of art galleries and museums, all open and free to the public.
The Unions, the Millionaires Tax, and the Road to Success (tags)
This winter the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) sent tremors of hope through its ranks by announcing it was going to spearhead an attempt to place an initiative on the California ballot — appropriately called the “Millionaires Tax” — that would raise taxes only on millionaires (3 percent on those making more than $1 million; 5 percent on those making more than $2 million).
ACLU of California: Sign the Petition: Bring Back Balance (tags)
Please sign this one from the ACLU on sentencing reform! We should be spending money on more constructive things than on locking up non-violent, low level offenders! Thank you!
More about Alex Sanchez and the Fed's WAR ON GANGS (tags)
RE-Published fromThe Nation (http://www.thenation.com) Feds Have Been Hiding Evidence From Wiretap Courts In Their War on Gangs
Women Leaders of the Honduran Resistance Speak in L.A. (tags)
Women Leaders of the Honduran Resistance Speak at Vigil to End the Coups in Haiti and Honduras.
Ben Carnes on the film "Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier" (tags)
In advance of his appearance this week at an L.A. screening of "Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier," Ben Carnes of the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee discussed that film, Leonard Peltier, and a variety of other Native American issues.
Remember the call to Truth Action August 11th (tags)
On the Eleventh Day of Every Month We Unite in Action for Truth until Justice 9/11 TRUTH NOW
ANSWER rally saved by Gay and Lesbian community leaders (tags)
The supposed ANSWER LA Silverlake rally was a mess thanks to ANSWER fortunately for the marchers and all of us there our own Gay and Lesbian community leaders stepped up and saved the day
LA Civic Leaders Announce, "Building Walls Builds Better Communities!!!" (tags)
The civic "leaders" of Los Angeles today announced to the world, their plan to "Build Better Communities By Building Better Walls" at the unveiling of their latest fiscal disaster, the New Rampart Division LAPD Headquarters.
OPPOSITION BET MAYOR BINAY BLASTS GMA IN LA VISIT (tags)
Presumptive presidential candidate for the President of the Philippines. Makati Ciy mayor Jejomar Binay held a press conference at Bahay Kubo restaurant in Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles, yesterday, August 27,2008. Addressing a jam packed hall with Filipino community leaders from all over California, Mayor Jojo Binay lambasted the failed policies of current Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in his capacity as the PDP-Laban president and the United Opposition (UNO), He is reportedly supported by former President Joseph “Erap”Estrada.
New Long beach Coalition, Formed (tags)
The Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and A Healthy Community was formally formed in a meeting last Monday, August 11,2008 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach after three months of existence. Attended by more than thirty community leaders, academics, volunteers and union organizers, the Coalition reviewed the actions that the group have undertaken since its first meeting last June and decided formally to form the Long Beach Coalition. Their primary aim is to consolidate their efforts and strengthen the group.
Faith Based Groups Add Their Support to Prominent Union’s Platform for Change (tags)
Faith based organizations from across the country have lent their support to a California union’s fight to keep the labor movement democratic. United Healthcare Workers–West (UHW–West) is involved in a major dispute with its international union, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) over member involvement and democracy. The UHW–West Executive Board, led by President Sal Rosselli, recently ratified a Platform for Change that outlines a strategy to build a democratic, member-run union with the mission of truly improving workers’ lives. The faith based groups supporting this effort believe that UHW-West’s platform is the best way to ensure that workers have a real voice in running their unions. “The absence of individual voice leads to a dictatorship, said Archbishop Eric Tan Ong Veloso. “That is the reason we support UHW-West leaders Sal Rosselli and Administrative Vice President Jay Valencia’s principled stand for the union and its members.”
California People’s Organizations Supports SEIU-UHW West Platform For Change (tags)
A number of community organizations and key Asian Pacific Islander leaders in California unanimously thrown their unequivocal support for SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West (UHW-West) and its Platform for Change The UHW-West Executive Board representing 150,000 health care workers in California and led by its president Sal Roselli, recently ratified its Platform for Change to express its avowed principles for building a successful international union.
Support the Black Riders Three (tags)
The LAPD are targeting BLRP leaders and have framed them up with assault weapons charges. ARA LA asserts that this is due to their organizing to educate people about the San Francisco Eight case.
HUMAN SECURITY ACT PUTS LEADERS OF GABRIELA NETWORK-USA ON RP (tags)
USC Professor and activist plus two others are restricted from leaving the Philippines
FILIPINO VETERANS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS CONDEMN HARRASMENT OF US-BASED GABRIELA NETWORK LEA (tags)
Different Filipino World War II veterans and community organizations in Los Angeles today condemned the harassment perpetrated by the Philippine authorities against GABRIELA Network (GABNet) USA National Chairperson Dr. Annalisa Enrile. Dr. Enrile was barred from boarding her return flight to the United States. This act of harassment occurred on the culminating day of the 10th bi-annual Women’s International Solidarity Affair in the Philippines, a conference that draws hundreds of women from all over the globe and covers issues such as sex trafficking and other international human right violations. The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), the Society of Guerillas and Scouts Inc (SGSI) and other community organizations like the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC), Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA and other groups were outraged by the violations of Dr. Enrile’s rights.
JFAV Pursue Lobbying for Equity Bills,Filipino Vets Win Commitments on Capitol Hill (tags)
Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV )Filipino World War II veterans and their advocates, energized by recent victories and their lobbyist Washington based the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans recently visited Capitol Hill (July 26-27) and thanked their Senators, House members and legislative staff for the progress on their equity pension and family bills. On Thursday evening, the ACFV leaders with JFAV veterans leaders led by Commanders Franco Arcebal,Peping Baclig and Nick Gadia commemorated the the 66th anniversary of the 1941 Military Order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt drafting Philippine Commonwealth soldiers into U.S. armed service.
MIWON still covering for LAPD mayday attack (tags)
MIWON march 'leaders' still backing lapd statements blaming activists for the designed police assault.
PESANTE CONDEMNS AFP RED BAITING (tags)
Philippine Peasant Support Network(Pesante)-USA based in Los Angeles, in a statement issued today, September 14, 2006 vehemently condemns AFP Chief General Esperon’s statement against Ocampo and Casino and other leaders of the progressive mass organizations in the Philippines. “Esperon’s statement is a clear military’s anti communist mind-set. It’s bunker mentality that foments anti-communist with-hunting and a clear signal for the military death squads to go after progressive mass leaders.”
Calif. Green running for US House speaks at World Peace Forum (tags)
International, Political and Academic Leaders Rally in Support of De Lear Campaign Prior to World Peace Forum Presentation; and endorse Green Party candidate Byron De Lear for US House, San Fernando Valley
3/25 Coalition Western Regional Conference on Immigration (tags)
March 25th Coalition Western Regional Conference
Raza Si!! Tropas NO!! (tags)
The Coordinadora Estudiantil de la Raza rallied and held a press conference to denounce the deployment of US Troops to the border and to iniciate a campaign against JROTC/Military in public schools.
Hope Springs . . . at the South Central Farm (tags)
Last month, the Trust for Public Land negotiated purchase option with developer Ralph Horowitz that depended on the City coming up with a $5M match for $6M raised by the South Central Farm. Five days ago, the City reneged on the deal. Friday, with three days left, the Farmers and their supporters, ever hopeful, demanded that Mayor Villaraigosa step up to support the Farm.
Black Brown Unity - Press Conferences (tags)
“Don’t just boycott – Shut it Down!”
South Los Angeles Unites for Immigrant Rights (tags)
African American and Latino Leaders Endorse Unified South LA Delegation for May 1st March
Katrina's Silver Lining (tags)
The costs for the American public, in higher energy costs, higher food bills, economic recession and a burst housing bubble, are the just deserts of decades of self-centered voting habits.
City Departments Plotted to Paralyze the Venice Neighborhood Council (tags)
Leaders of the Grass Roots Venice Neighborhood Council (GRVNC) have learned, through the release of public records, that several Los Angeles city departments were secretly monitoring their activities. Ultimately, members of a working group within the city government succeeded in overturning the neighborhood council’s election and rendering the GRVNC unable to function.
Immigrant Rights Marches (tags)
Find 19 images and a short commentary about the two marches and the two rallies, about immigrant rights, that took place in East Los Angeles and Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, October 16th, 2004 Between 9 AM and 4:30 PM.
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.
Say no to the California recall and Schwarzenegger the Liar (tags)
Schwarzenegger said in his announcement on Jay Leno’s show that he would not accept special interest money and would be beholden to no one but “the people.” Then he turned around and raised millions from special business interests for his campaign, including from at least one company that violated environmental laws. He is just another lying, hypocritical Republican.
South Gate: Where City Hall's a Mix of Soap Opera and Bad Joke (tags)
Government: Officials are looking into suspected corruption. Council-watchers enjoy 'the meow lady.'
PROTEST THE PROMISE KEEPERS! (tags)