Divestment Fails at UC Santa barbara (tags)
The anti-Israel Lobby pushes BDS at the University of California
Proposition C (tags)
It's almost hidden on the ballot, but it's worth considering. It's a flawed proposition, and probably "toothless", but worth voting for.
Radical Campaign Promises and John Carlos' Visit to LA (tags)
Hear the campaign promises of a radical activist running for LA city council and hear John Carlos, '68 Olympic Athlete, talk about endorsing this activist
Robert D. Skeels: a community candidate for LAUSD School Board (tags)
Bloomberg's $1 Million for the right-wing Coalition for School Reform's corporate slush fund insults District 2 voters. Our community deserves self determination free from outside millionaire interference.
The Villaraigosa and García machine's perfect gerrymander (tags)
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAUSD President Mónica García intentionally redrew the District 2 maps to remove the a large base of support from social justice schoolboard candidates.
Alexander/Mendoza: Seniors Give Voters a Choice in California Election (tags)
Maggie Phair, 83-years-old played an integral role in organizing the write-in campaign effort, and Ann Alexander, 88-years-old followed the campaign volunteers to assure that all the write-in petitions were completed and notarized. On Tuesday, the California Secretary of State contacted the Alexander/Mendoza campaign with the good news: “The petitions are certified and the campaign is qualified for write-in.”
United Voices of Pomona Demands Mayor's Resignation (tags)
Monday, October 15, 2012
POMONA - The community organization United Voices of Pomona continued its protest against the approved waste transfer station, and added to its demands the mayor's resignation. The Los Angeles district attorney filed charges filed against one of Mayor Rothman's donors, alleging that Alfredo Solis, the owner of Western Recycling, had laundered $15,000 in contributions to Rothman's 2008 mayoral campaign through acquaintances.1 This latest scandal propelled the United Voices to demand Rothman's resignation, declaring, "we don't want trash money running our city."
Cindy Sheehan Speaks at Reception in San Diego (tags)
For four years, from her emergence as an anti-war activist following the death of her son Casey in combat in Iraq, Cindy Sheehan was a hero among liberals and Democrats for her attempts to hold then-President George W. Bush to account for starting the Iraq war and taking her son's life in vain. Then she ran for Congress against Democratic icon Nancy Pelosi and made it clear she held both major parties responsible for the war and the rest of America's ills. Now she's Roseanne Barr's running mate in the Peace and Freedom Party's Presidential campaign, running on a socialist platform that says education, housing and health care are human rights.
Recall Mónica García Press Conference (tags)
Activists Announce the Recall Campaign of LAUSD President Mónica García
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.
April 7: Day of Action Against Human Trafficking (tags)
On April 7, 2012 the Radical Feminists of San Diego will mobilize a direct action in solidarity with 2012’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign on a local, national and global level to demand the abolition of human trafficking, the modern-day form of slavery. The event will start at noon on the southeast corner of 30th Street and El Cajon Boulevard in North Park.
Socialists protest exclusion from California primary (tags)
When California Secretary of State Debra Bowen released the names of presidential candidates to be listed on the ballot for the June 5 state primary, she omitted two of four candidates submitted by the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) electoral coalition: Stephen Durham of the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) and Peta Lindsay of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL).
Refund California Action Results in 11 Arrests. (tags)
First Major Arrests of Occupy LA Associated Protesters Photo Set 1 of 2
SB 48 Referendum: THE Epic Struggle for Queer Rights in California (tags)
Roland Palencia, executive director of the Queer lobbying group Equality California (EQCA), calls the radical Right's attempt to get rid of the FAIR Education Act, also known as SB 48, "the greatest threat in years to LGBT [Queer] Californians." The Act adds Queer people, people with disabilities and Pacific Islanders to the list of communities whose "role and contributions" to American and Californian history and society must be acknowledged in lessons and textbooks used by the California public schools. Radical-Right activists, including some of the same people who successfully eliminated marriage equality in California via Proposition 8, plan to make it a referendum on the very existence and legitimacy of the Queer community and will likely wage an ugly campaign based on many negative stereotypes of Queer people. Palencia's group is fighting back by setting up a broad, mostly non-Queer coalition, and he, EQCA regional field director George Zander and openly Queer San Diego Unified School District board member Kevin Beiser spoke at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club August 25 to mobilize its members to join the campaign and help organize the grand coalition.
The persecution of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange (tags)
"The documents obtained by WikiLeaks—only a small fraction of which have been released so far—help expose what is a permanent conspiracy against the democratic rights of the world’s population: from covering up US bombings of civilians in Yemen, to working behind the scenes to obstruct the prosecution of CIA agents guilty of torture, to spying on UN officials in violation of international treaties. Those who are leading the campaign against WikiLeaks are themselves responsible for horrific atrocities. In the face of allegations from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that WikiLeaks had placed lives in danger, Assange gave an appropriate response in an interview with Time magazine. WikiLeaks, he noted, “has never caused an individual … to come to any sort of physical harm or to be wrongly imprisoned and so on. That is a record compared to the organizations that we are trying to expose who have literally been involved in the deaths of hundreds or thousands or, potentially over the course of many years, millions.”
Get Out the Vote for Stephen Whitburn! (tags)
Openly Gay County Supervisor candidate Stephen Whitburn made an impassioned plea for help in the last five days before the election at the October 28 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, of which he used to be president. Whitburn talked about the barrage of nasty hit-mail pieces Republican campaign groups are sending out against him at the last minute but also said that's an indication that they don't have a grass-roots campaign. Whitburn is seeking to become the first Democrat to serve on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 16 years.
Openly Gay Democrat Runs for San Diego County Supervisor, Bucks GOP Trend (tags)
Openly Gay Democrat Stephen Whitburn is challenging 16-year incumbent Republican Ron Roberts for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. In what's expected to be a “Republican year,” Whitburn is hoping voter disgust with ALL incumbents will boost his campaign. He's already won the endorsement of the San Diego Firefighters' Union — who backed Roberts in all his previous campaigns — largely because the all-Republican Board, out of partisan distaste for the Obama administration, turned down federal stimulus money that could have upgraded the county's ability to deal with San Diego's endemic wildfires.
WED 9/8: LA to Launch Divest from Israel CA Ballot Initiative (tags)
Californians committed to peace and justice for Palestine-Israel will launch the statewide campaign of California ballot Initiative 10-0020 with a signing ceremony in front of the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Although California has adopted policies requiring divestment from Sudan, Iran and other nations, this is the first ballot measure in the nation aimed at changing Israeli policies through divestment by State agencies. It directs California’s large public employee and teacher pension funds to be consistent with their responsible investing policies and to divest from companies that violate the human rights of Palestinians. The description provided by the office of the Attorney General when it approved the measure for circulation last week says that the initiative “prohibits state retirement funds from investing in companies engaged in certain business activities in Israel.”
LA People's Campaign Kick-off Sat 8-7-0 (tags)
Kick-off Campaign to run working-class candidates for public office in LA.
‘8: The Mormon Proposition”: Two Movies in One (tags)
Director Reed Cowan’s film “8: The Mormon Proposition” is really two movies in one. It’s an exposé of the Mormon church’s role in passing California’s same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8, at the polls in November 2008 and also a stunning tale of how a church that has institutionalized anti-Queer bigotry wreaks its vengeance against hapless Queer youth from Mormon families who, as part of their belief system, feel duty-bound to drive out their Queer kids and abandon them to homelessness, drug use, prostitution or suicide.
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.
Over 50 Attend Whitburn Fundraiser in Hillcrest March 28 (tags)
Stephen Whitburn, openly Gay candidate for the Fourth Supervisorial District in San Diego County, held a fundraiser for his campaign Sunday, March 28 at the Bamboo Lounge in Hillcrest. Despite vicious attacks from supposedly “progressive” media outlets in both the straight and Queer communities, the event was a success, drawing more than 50 people who roared their support for Whitburn's opposition to the proposed Merriam Mountains development — a plan to blast off the tops of mountains to build houses on them — and the practice of Supervisors to accept gifts from individuals, organizations and corporations who directly benefit from the Board's decisions.
Fernando Lopez: Marriage Equality Activist Looks to the Future (tags)
San Diego marriage equality activist Fernando Lopez discusses his own relationship history, his involvement with Marriage Equality USA, the heartbreak of the Proposition 8 defeat and his own critique of the No on 8 strategy, the current Perry v. Schwarzenegger case and his outlook for the future of same-sex marriage in the U.S. A longer version of the interview published in the February-March 2010 issue of Zenger's Newsmagazine.
Raging for 16 Days and Renewing Our Commitment to 365 Days of Activism (tags)
AF3IRM/GABNet/Mariposa Alliance Statement on Human Rights Day:
Campaign Demands NBA Discipline Clippers Owner and Condemn Racist Housing Discrimination (tags)
A new online petition and video released today urges the NBA to discipline Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling. The campaign, launched by Tenants Together, a statewide coalition of tenants in California, follows the announcement last week by the U.S. Department of Justice of the largest settlement ever obtained in a rental housing discrimination case.
URGENT to KPFK Members (tags)
Election in jeopardy! Ballots not sent. See this to get yours--BY TOMORROW!
MP3 AUDIO: Interview with Katie Miller, Abortion Clinic Defender (tags)
LOS ANGELES, September 26, 2009 – Right wing extremist groups are by nature essentially opposed to equal rights for women. From their campaign against the Equal Right Amendment in the 1970’s to their ongoing war against women’s access to healthcare (in particular the medical procedure known as abortion) various hate groups have for years targeted clinics that provide help on reproduction, family planning and other personal healthcare matters specific to women’s needs.
Marriage Equality Follies (tags)
The split between California's two leading statewide Queer equality groups, the Courage Campaign and Equality California, over whether to seek the repeal of the anti-marriage Proposition 8 in 2010 or 2012 is criminally stupid and a disaster for the Queer community. The Courage Campaign is energetically moving to create “facts on the ground” to force the rest of the community to join it in a premature push for a 2010 ballot initiative that will almost certainly lose. A later initiative would give the community more time to organize and build support — but a unified effort for 2010 would be better than a continued division that might produce not one, but two, losing initiative campaigns.
Deshelve Israeli products this week! (tags)
JOIN US AND TAKE ACTION!! The main places locally to buy Israeli products are the Arab markets. They should know better! We are here to support you to ask these stores not to carry Israeli products. If they will not deshelve Israeli products, and voluntarily cleanse their shelves of products that support occupation and apartheid, we are here to provide resources for you to create disencentives for stores to stock Israeli products
Volunteer to End Cannabis Prohibition (tags)
On November 2, 2010, California will adopt the world’s first set of comprehensive cannabis regulations. This is the beginning of that process. Those of us who are involved with this campaign are charged with the responsibility of creating the foundation for this regulatory structure.
ARSON ATTACK ON TENANT ACTIVIST (tags)
Arson Attack: At 4 am on Wednesday August 5th Arturo Velasquez' car was set on fire outside his home. Arturo is a leading member of the Campaign for Renters Rights. He has been organizing tenants in his building for two years. He is popular with tenants for helping force the landlord, Alfredo Alverado, to make major repairs. A week after Alfredo and Gabriel Alvarado lost in court against Art and the Velasquez family their car was torched. This is a terrorist act!
SAME Meeting Challenges Queer Establishment, Democratic Party (tags)
The San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME) hosted a meeting at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center June 23 that was billed as a response to Proposition 8 and a discussion of the future of marriage equality in California — but it also turned into a radical response to the Queer establishment in general and the Courage Campaign in particular. Lesbian activist Robin Tyler, who was one of the lead plaintiffs in the suit that briefly won marriage rights for same-sex couples in California, criticized the strategies and tactics of the Courage Campaign and denounced the Democratic party as having screwed over Queer people for 35 to 40 years, She called for the Queer community to cut ties with the Democrats once and for all.
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.
Israel lobby descends on UC- Santa Barbara (tags)
Investigation of sociology professor is frontline in nationwide campaign to silence criticism against Israel on college campuses
Carwash Campaign Highlights Success of Community-Labor Teamwork (tags)
by James Parks, copied from the AFL-CIO Blog.
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.
San Diego ACLU Addresses Repressive Ballot Initiatives (tags)
The San Diego chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) held its annual membership meeting February 13 and gave over the program to Delores Jacobs of the San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center and Vince Hall of Planned Parenthood to discuss the long-term implications of Propositions 4 and 8 on last year's ballot. The measures attacked women's reproductive choice and Queer rights, respectively, and Jacobs and Hall noted that the radical Right uses proposals like these not only to gain membership and contributions but to drain the coffers of progressive organizations so they have less money to provide services to women and Queers.
Pat Boone and Proposition 8 (tags)
1950's wimp-rocker Pat Boone recently published an article on the Right-wing Web site World News Daily comparing demonstrators protesting the passage of Proposition 8, which elimnated the right of same-sex couples to marry, with the terrorists who attacked hotels and religious centers in Mumbai, India. To this author, it's appropriate that Pat Boone should be expressing such bigotry and prejudice because he began his career taking advantage of bigotry and prejudice by ripping off great rock songs by African-American artists and having bigger hits with them than their creators did.
“No on 8” Actions, Discussions Continue (tags)
The fight against the anti-marriage Proposition 8 has lasted quite a bit longer than the election, in which the same-sex marriage ban passed by a five-point margin. Queer and allied activists are still holding demonstrations against the initiative and meeting to discuss where the fight will go next. But their discussions are stronger on building communications strategies than actually plotting a course to reverse the ballot measure.
Ex-Sheriff Michael Carona's Corruption Trail started today (tags)
Vote Green! Piera-Avila for Council (tags)
For 3 decades, LINDA PIERA-AVILA has been a passionate environmental, social justice, electoral reform and peace activist. Now she is putting herself on the line and running for Santa Monica City Council to put the public back into public service!
CDIR SUPPORTS FAST FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS IN LA (tags)
The Coalition in Defense of Immigrabnt Rights (CDIR) strongly supports the The Fast for Our Future campaign that begunin in Los Angeles last October 15th, 2008, three weeks before the November 4th presidential election
Hunger Strike for Immigrant Rights! (tags)
The Fast for Our Future campaign will begin in Los Angeles on October 15th, 2008, three weeks before the November 4th presidential election. Over 100 people will fast in order to mobilize our community to vote for immigrant rights.
Hollywood Celebrities make YouTube videos for equal marriage rights (tags)
Hollywood Celebrities make YouTube videos for equal marriage rights
Prop 98 is fueled by avarice and greed (tags)
The realtors and landlords have united in their Prop 98 campaign, to strip renters of tenant protections and rent control protections!
STAPLES STATIONARY STORES ARE FEELING THE HEAT! (tags)
STAPLES STATIONARY STORES ARE FEELING THE HEAT! Delivery Truck in Garden Grove, CA Attacked by Animal Liberation Front for Supplying Animal Testing Company
Vigil to Honor 4,000 U.S. Troops Killed (tags)
This Thursday, will will be holding a vigil to honor the now 4,000 U.S. Soldiers who have been killed in this illegal and immoral war. This event will be part of our weekly counter-recruitment protest that takes place in front of the U.S. Military recruitment center in Santa Monica. Join us to send the message, NOT ONE MORE DEAD. BRING THEM HOME!
Queer Marriage Advocates Launch "Decline to Sign" Drive (tags)
Faced with a well-funded campaign to permanently ban same-sex marriage in the California constitution, Queer and Queer-friendly Californians are joining forces to mount a volunteer campaign to keep marraige equality opponents from getting the signatures they need to get their initiative on the ballot at all.
Tenants give slumlord coal (tags)
After the retaliation that tenants have been subjected to at 4225 Lockwood the tenants are presenting slumlord with coal. For a year long struggle Campaign for Renters Rights have won gains from against slumlord Alfredo Alvarado. Once apartment infested roaches have been fumigated, homes painted and decade long repairs have been fixed. Now...all of a sudden... the landlord is trying served three tenants with a " 3 Day Pay or Quit" which means you have three days to do what I say or I evict you. This is retaliation and intimidation for mostly Spanish speaking only families and women are his primary targets. Please join with tenants, activists and community members for the Lockwood Campaign for Renters Rights! Met us at 2819 W. Temple in Los Angeles in front of A&B Auto Parts. Meet at 12:30pm for the rally. "Santa" will present Alfredo Alvarado with a stocking full of coal. If you have any questions contact us at (310) 404-6729
"Solidarity Works!" Purple and Red Join Forces in Writers' Guild March (tags)
On Tuesday, November 20, the Writers Guild of America held a march on Hollywood Boulevard in which they invited their brothers and sisters in the labor movement to come out in support of their strike, now in its third week.
Microbicides & HIV/AIDS (tags)
Making a Difference What you Can Do To Fight The Spread Of HIV/AIDS?
Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Supports Immigrant Rights Campaign (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council held its annual meeting last May 30 held at the Manila Terrace Social Hall, 2328 W. Temple St, Los Angeles and unanimously passed a resolution that will commit the EPCC to support the current immigrant rights campaign of the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) and the April 7th Coalition, The EPCC decided to mobilize for the upcoming June 24 March and Rally in Los Angeles to demand for full rights for all immigrants. The April 7 Coalition including Latino Movement USA, Herman dad Mexican National, the ANSWER Coalition is leading this march rally on Sunday, June 24 at 12:00 noon at Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood.
Dignity for Women Prisoners May 12 in LA (tags)
May 12 in LA the Dignity for Women Prisoners Campaign will hold a community forum to kick off our campaign to have male guards relieved of assignment in women's housing units in CA prisons.
USC Student Activists Step up Pressure, Administration Responds In-Kind (tags)
Harsh response to anti-sweatshop sit-in threatens to obscure campaign details at a critical time: Breaking with a norm of accommodation of student protesters, the University of Southern California last week dramatized their willingness to evade responsibility for the repercussions of their business practices.
VIDEO: Barack Obama Rally 2-20-07 (tags)
LOS ANGELES, February 21, 2007 - Senator Barack Obama spoke at a rally in the Crenshaw District on Tuesday. (He is running for president of the US.)
POM kills in the name of juice (tags)
POM uses vivisection to prove how "healthy" their juice is.
Photograper of Indymedia killed (tags)
Speaking at a public meeting of the Other Campaign in Buaiscobe, Sonora, when the news came in about Brad’s death, Zapatista Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos, upon receiving a briefing of the day’s events in Oaxaca, told the public and the press:
Federal agents raid Tan Nguyen's campaign office (tags)
The Orange County Register is reporting that federal agents have raided Tan Ngyuen's campaign office in Garden Grove ...
See photos of Tan Nguyen mingling with top GOP bigwigs! (tags)
Tan Nguyen, Republican candidate for the 47th Congressional District, is seen in the below photographs mingling with House Speaker Dennis Hastert and National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Reynolds. Nguyen is currently under investigation by the California State Attorney General's Office, U.S. Department of Justice, FBI, and other law enforcement agencies for allegedly sending out more than 14,000 letters to mostly-Mexican familes in the 47th Congressional District threatening all "immigrants" with jail or deportation if they voted.
PROTEST VS. THE GOVERNOR'S FAILURE TO CLOSE YOUTH JAILS MONDAY MORNING, 10:30 (tags)
Oakland, CA-based "Books Not Bars" in Los Angeles MONDAY OCT. 16 to Protest Governor Schwarzenegger's lack of action on closing CA's costly, ineffective and abusive youth jails. 10:30 am 3314 Livonia Ave. LA 90034, Schwarzenegger Campaign Headquarters. Press Conference 11 am.
HELP FAMILIES OF INCARCERATED YOUTH PROTEST GOV.'S INACTION ON CLOSING JUVENILE JAILS (tags)
Oakland, CA-based "Books Not Bars" in Los Angeles MONDAY OCT. 16 to Protest Governor Schwarzenegger's lack of action on closing CA's costly, ineffective and abusive youth jails. 10:30 am 3314 Livonia Ave. LA 90034, Schwarzenegger Campaign Headquarters. Press Conference 11 am.
HIV is a Gay Disease (!?!) (tags)
A controversial new campaign by the LA Gay & Lesbian Center merits discussion.
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.
First Across-Borders Encounter-The Other Campaign (tags)
Primer Encuentro Transfronterizo de La Otra Campaña September 15, 16 and 17 of 2006 Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Independent Voters Driving Reform Agenda Into California Governor's Race (tags)
San Francisco, CA … IndependentVoice.org, a California organization which promotes the power of the state’s 3.6 million independent voters, launched the next stage of a campaign today to directly invovle independent voters in the upcoming California gubernatorial election by introducing their agenda for poltical reform and challenging all candidates to endorse it.
SEP California campaign: Elections board declares nearly one half of signatures invalid (tags)
The Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office announced on August 8 its determination that of the nearly 7,600 signatures collected by the Socialist Equality Party through July 25 to place John Burton on the ballot for US Congress from California’s 29th Congressional District, only 4,000 are valid. This ruling is flagrantly antidemocratic, because it involves the rejection of hundreds of signatures of legally registered voters in the district. If it stands, it will make much more difficult the effort to collect by the August 11 deadline the 8,442 signatures of registered voters required to place Burton on the ballot.
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.”
NO SOMOS EL U.S ARMY (tags)
Raza Students continue to say “No Somos El U.S. Army, NO to the Occupation of Iraq, and NO to troops on the border!"
Upcoming Events at the Venice Peace & Freedom Center (tags)
The Venice Peace and Freedom Center is up and running. It is a community center and the campaign headquarters for Jim Smith for Congress (Retire Jane Harman) and Karl Abrams for Assembly (Health Care and Housing for All).
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
Joaquin Cienfuegos: Live from the Struggle in Mexico – Days 1 and 2 (tags)
The following is a correspondence from Joaquin Cienfuegos, traveling throughout Mexico reporting on the struggles on the streets, the anarchist movement, the Other Campaign, the Zapatista’s, and the over all radical climate that is building. More updates to come. All messages are free for broad distribution and will be sent across the net. Please forward, and let this be an inspiration to a growing movement in North America towards internationalism.
a vicious campaign of calumny (tags)
Taking time out from organizing today's visits to the South Central Farm by Ralph Nadar, Peter Camejo, and Donna Warren, Dele Aileman, co-coordinator of the South Central Farmers, issued a statement in response to concerns that African-Americans are not among the Farmers working the land. First, he noted the appearance at the Farm of Danny Glover, Evelyn Knight, and Maxine Waters, the highest ranking government official to walk on the farmland. Then he continued:
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.
Jane Harman Campaign Violates LA City sign Ordinance. (tags)
West side primary race heating up
Minuteman Jim Gilchrist Used Nazi Staff During Campaign, Says Former Employee (tags)
Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist gets furious when anyone suggests that his group is racist or linked with racist groups. But former Gilchrist staff member Cliff May claims that Gilchrist was aware that Neo-Nazis were working for his recent failed campaign to represent the 48th Congressional District. May says that his complaints were were ignored at first, but that after his persistence led to the Neo-Nazis’ dismissal, he was also fired. May was interviewed by John Earl of www.ocorganizer.com last February.
RECALL ARNIE !!!! - Long Beach Gathering (tags)
You are invited to an informative talk and kick off gathering for the RECALL ARNIE Campaign at California State University of Long Beach.
Women Launch Campaign to End Iraq War (tags)
On Thursday, January 5, women from around the world—from the US to Iraq to Britain to Japan—launched a campaign aimed at ending the Iraq war and all attacks on Iraqi civilians in 2006. The new campaign, Women Say No to War, coordinated by CodePink, plans to gather some 100,000 signatures by March 8, International Women’s Day, when US and Iraqi women will deliver the signatures to leaders in Washington, DC and women around the world will deliver them to US embassies. To read the full text of the call and view a list of the initial signatories, see http://www.womensaynotowar.org.
RECALL ARNOLD CAMPAIGN IS IN FULL SWING!!! (tags)
The Rocky Files (tags)
Who hired ex-CIA agents to snoop around the city attorney?
Initiative falls short by 100,000 (tags)
SIGNATURES: The state border-police measure will not be able to muster the required 600,000. 02:01 AM PST on Saturday, December 10, 2005
Protest to Tell Levi's to Respect Worker's Rights! (tags)
What: Join Sweatshop Watch in a festive holiday protest to demand that Levi’s take responsibility for violations of labor rights. When: Saturday, December 17, 2005; 11am sharp-12noon (meet at 10:30am outside of the store) Where: CA Levi’s Store on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade 1409 3rd Street Promenade (near Santa Monica Boulevard) Santa Monica, CA 90401
Fascists to hold campaign fundraiser for Jim Gilchrist (tags)
Fascists to hold campaign fundraiser for Jim Gilchrist
Demand Clemency for Stan Tookie Williams and an End to all Executions (tags)
Anti-death Penalty Activists in LA Organize to Pressure California Governor Schwartzenegger to Grant Clemency to Stan Tookie Williams and Call a Moratorium on all Executions
Rocky Delgadillo Sells Out (tags)
Rocky Delgadillo in bed with LA's most slimy slumlords. Demand that he return the corrupt cash!
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.
D22 Protest at Chinese Consulate: International Campaign for North Korean Refugees (tags)
Protest China's policy towards North Korean Refugees hiding in China. Rally at Chinese Consulate.
SHAC 7 Benefit Show this SATURDAY! (tags)
Attention Southern Californians! The Animal Liberation Coalition is holding a SHAC 7 Benefit Concert on December 4th to support and raise awareness about the SHAC 7 and the Campaign to Close HLS (Huntingdon Life Sciences)!
Santa Monica activist begins hunger strike over Nader run (tags)
Sorry to post an AP story of this important event, but apparently no IMC has covered it yet. How about covering this?
Socialist Candidates on National Tour (tags)
In California, all three candidates are scheduled to appear in Los Angeles on Sat. Oct. 9, 4 p.m., at Workmen's Circle; Sun. Oct. 10, 4 p.m., KRST African Spirituality and Unity Center; and Mon. Oct. 11, 1 p.m., Sunset Hall Senior Center.
9/19: Los Angeles DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 7) (tags)
Teacher/Student Day: Students and Teachers gather to support Higher Education
Ralph Nader’s vice-presidential running mate, Peter Miguel Camejo in CA (tags)
LOS ANGELES / ORANGE COUNTY – Ralph Nader’s vice-presidential running mate Peter Miguel Camejo will be participating in a statewide campus tour with special guests to announce plans for a major write-in campaign in California.
Ralph Nader for President 2004 : "Journey for Justice" Van Tour (tags)
"Journey for Justice" van tour : Our goal is to reach the 50% of the population that doesn't typically vote - the forgotten voter. And, to tell them how they can W.I.N. - Write-In Nader in California. The campaign accepts no corporate contributions and this provides an affordable way to reach individuals.
Los Angeles DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 5) (tags)
DREAM Act Fasters Highlight the Importance of Voting
Marc Cooper Red Baits Peter Camejo (tags)
Marc Cooper demonizes Peter Camejo, Ralph Nader's running mate, for his "Trotskyist" ties, an honest cricitism or yet another example of Cooper's demonization of the Left?
9/13 Los Angeles: DREAM Fast Vigil Day 1 (tags)
[Los Angeles] At the corner of Jefferson Street and Hoover Boulevard, with the University of Southern California as the backdrop, over 40 supporters, allies, students, and community leaders gathered for a press conference to kick off the DREAM Fast Vigil Campaign.
benefit for MOVEON.ORG (tags)
benefit for moveon.org at the salvation theater with art, music & poetry
Recycling old computer parts (tags)
Mercury, cadmium, lead. All these end up in your drinking water because of improperly disposed technology. Cellphones, too, whose construction is tearing apart Africa and leading to massive contamination, loss of habitat, and animal extinction. Office Depot will take compiuter parts for recycling until Labor Day.
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.
Green Strategy 2004-2008 (tags)
How did the David Cobb/Pat LaMarche ticket receive the Green Party nomination? And what does it mean for the Green Party in particular and American politics in general? My conclusion is that the so-called "red states" Greens, by rejecting Ralph Nader/Peter Camejo campaign, first of all served to diminish the Green Party's own strength in the "safe state" of California, ironically without helping the pro-war Democratic Party candidate John Kerry (despite the hope of the Cobb/LaMarche faction) in the most crucial "swing states": Ohio (20 electors/3.6% victory margin in 2000), Florida (27/0.0%), Pennsylvania (21/4.1%), and Michigan (17/5.1%).
Long Beach Municipal Govenment conducts vicious campaign against the homeless (tags)
LB attempts to ban homeless people from city hall, library in attempt to lure yuppies.
SHAC Supporters arrested for Domestic terrorism. (tags)
wensday 7 SHAC activists (Stop Hunington Animal Crualty) were arrested by federal agents, and endicted on Domestic terrorists charges.
Wet Seal Stockholder Meeting in Costa Mesa (tags)
Come out and tell The Wet Seal it's time to respect Mexican worker rights in Costa Mesa!
Please lobby NOW on AB 2949 (Loni Hancock Public Campaign $)!!! (tags)
We need to lobby our state legislators immediately to get the public campaign financing bill amended so it doesn't discriminate against third parties!
Clean Money Campaign Reform, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, Friday, May 7th @ 6:30 pm (tags)
SUSAN LERNER, Executive Director of the California Clean Money Campaign, will talk about the concept of publicly financing elections as a way of reducing the powerful influence that wealthy individuals and big business interests currently have upon the electoral process.
Arnold Schwarzenegger does fundraiser for Congressman with former ties to al-Qaeda (tags)
Governor Groper will be in Huntington Beach tommorrow night to do a fundraiser for a Congressman with former ties al-Qaeda. So much for patriotism.
Green Party Presidential Candidate speaks in Santa Monica (tags)
Jan. 8: The Westside Greens host Green Party Presidential candidate Kent Mesplay, who will be speaking and answering questions about his campaign.
Join The Electronic Civil Disobedience Against Puppy Killers (tags)
On the 15th-19th of December there will be a Electronic Civil Disobedience (ECD) against Huntingdon Life Scienes Customer Yamanouchi. When Michele Rokke worked undercover at HLS in 1997 she reported that Yamanouchi were a customer. They were due to carry out a leg-breaking experiment on 37 beagles where their legs were due to be snapped with steel wire. An HLS worker joked about the dogs, saying “they should just break all their legs so they’ll be easier to work with.” He joked about how great it would be to move them from cage to cage if all their legs were broken http://www.shacamerica.net/ecd.htm
An Invitation to Join Californians for a Ge-Free Agriculture (tags)
The Ecological Farming Association, based in Watsonville, is excited to be a founding member of a new coalition working to prevent genetically engineered (GE) crops in California. We are encouraging people to get involved with this coalition and lend support to the campaign.
Schwarzenegger accepts $$ from Wackenhut (tags)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who boasted during his campaign that he would not be beholden to special interests, has accepted a $53,000 donation from a company operating a private prison in the state slated to be shut down.
HUGE Animal Rights Home Demo TONIGHT! (tags)
In protest of the murder of over 44 thousand precious cats, dogs, puppies, kittens, rabbits and wildlife every single year, and for Jerry Greenwalt authorizing the use of MAG LIGHT flash lights (the ones police carry) for the kennel workers to use for "illumination purposes", we will be protesting in his neighborhood on November 26th at 6:30pm Wednesday night, the night before THANKSGRIEVING DAY for the city's pound animals.
I love Arnold Schwarzenegger ? (tags)
The media has skillfully focused on his father and away from all the real Nazi connections and said "Arnold can't help what his daddy did." But what they don't tell you about is that Arnold is a self proclaimed follower of Kurt Waldheim. Kurt Waldheim was a favorite of the United Nations and served as Secretary General from 1972 to1982. When Waldheim ran for the Presidency of Austria in 1986, Arnold was Waldheim’s biggest supporter and campaigned across Austria. He was even featured on campaign posters. During Waldheim’s campaign it emerged that he had been a wanted war criminal for atrocities he had commanded as an officer in the dreaded Nazi SS. Waldheim had written and approved posters and leaflets that read among many things, "enough of the Jewish war, kill the Jews, come over.”
Governor-elect Arnold "pay-to-play" Schwarzenegger gets millions from "spec (tags)
Schwarzenegger's list of contributors is largely made up of private business interests -- ranging from real estate developers and manufacturers to car dealers and a produce baron -- and has raised concerns from campaign finance watchdogs. He also drew criticism for collecting donations of up to six figures after announcing that he needed no help from contributors to finance the campaign.
Arnold's Thugs Attacked Candidates, Too (tags)
In the last days of the campaign, violent Schwarzenegger supporters not only roughed up protesters and the media, they roughed up opposing candidates as well. An account by former gubernatorial candidate Georgy Russell.
Who Does Schwarzenegger Represent? (tags)
An analysis of the attractions and perils of the Schwarzenegger candidacy for California's voters.
Kudos to LA Times, Schwarzenegger lies Again, and Another Victim's Story (tags)
The Los Angeles Times did its job in sparkling fashion with its investigation of Arnold the Groping Liar published this week. Schwarzenegger's campaign is trying to say Gov. Gray Davis was behind the story, but that's not the case. Here is part of the story of another of those victims that I told a Times reporter about several weeks ago, but they did not have time to confirm the account.
More women accuse Governor Groper of sexual battery (tags)
Meanwhile, a new accusation surfaced from Escobar, a 41-year-old Los Angeles wife and mother and a waitress at a restaurant in the Fairmont Miramar hotel in Santa Monica. In an interview with The Times, she said Schwarzenegger had threatened to assault her when she was a teenager in the late 1970s.
As Governor, I promise to be a good little puppet for the "powerful interests" (tags)
Once I'm elected Governor, I promise to be a good little puppet for the "powerful interests" who have funneled millions of dollars into my campaign coffers.
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.
Poll: Schwarzenegger gains on Davis (tags)
Arnold's looking good. It's about time California had a Republican Governor. Electing Arnold will be a big step in the right direction. Of course, it's also about time California voted for a Republican Presidential candidate and for California to toss out those two worthless Democrat Senators, Feinstein and Boxer.
"LET PETER DEBATE" CAMPAIGN LAUNCH (tags)
The forms to send the letters are on the site - www.votecamejo.org/ - please do so and spread this message around.
Anaheim School Board member lives in $1 million home in Corona del Mar (tags)
Anaheim City School District Trustee Don Garcia lives in a $1,000,000 home in Corona del Mar with his "wife," three children, and a maid.
Today's Voice: 3-Strikes is Inhumane and Unjust (tags)
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