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California Safe Schools Honors 11 Year Old Daniel Randall (tags)
5th Grade Student Named 2016 Environmental Health Hero
Tax Havens: Threat for Public Budgets (tags)
The common good is abused. The struggle against tax havens is a struggle for the rule of law and democracy. Apple, Google, Amazon, Boeing and GE shift tens of billions to tax havens. According to a 2013 article, one building in Delaware has 285,000 mailbox firms.
Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, Pandering to the Corporate Whores of the Storage Industry (tags)
Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez must be getting large contributions from the Self Storage Industry since she is so willing to destroy her California constituent’s lives with her thoughtless, reckless, despicable, unconscionable, unethical and out right immoral plan, CaliforniaAB-983.
My name is John Kinal and I have a story to tell.. (tags)
Justice for we guarantees freedom to be. My mother Jennie Kinal and I, at no time did we freely decide, her life was to be stolen by the first degree murderers at.. Winnipeg's HSC, the Health Sciences Center A heroin junkie can feel comfortable starving to death. So.. what the hell is happening in our hospitals.
Enemy Within=fbi/police (tags)
The USA is for some very tough sledding.
Support a Public Inquest into the continuing deaths at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Center (tags)
We have a serious responsibility here to speak fair against the stealing of innocent life currently going on over at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Center in "Comfort Care". They openly, without apology, deprive vital medicines, while torturing the patient with poisons such as with my mom, Jennie Kinal, now dead as crime victim to first degree murder.
Evidence of fbi crimes and cover ups by USA, police and DA (tags)
See my latest compilation of evidence of fbi crimes and cover ups by USA, police and DA against me.
fbi dirty laundry (tags)
Experience the unseen (until now) record of fbi dirty laundry:
Philippines' Bernie Sanders: A Conversation with Walden Bello (tags)
Without a doubt, Sanders has captured the imagination of people, especially the millennials, around the world.
Public to share the love to get rescued lions home to Africa (tags)
ADI is inviting the public to visit www.loveanimals.org/33-lions-back-to-africa.html, share the love and help get the 33 lions home
Fbi disinformation agents (tags)
Below is an example of a cointelpro trick used by the fbi to discredit a fbi whistle blower (me).
Is Jerry Brown Involved in the San Onofre Nuclear Plant Shutdown Scandal? (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US nuclear power industry in this country and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world.
Neoliberal Indoctrination (tags)
Neoliberalism tells the poor and weak that they are responsible for their misery. The true extent of social poverty barely reaches the public. A re-feudalization bomb rages and investors seek privatizing the public education system. People are atomized. Fragmentation is intentional.
What I Didn't Read in the TTIP Reading Room (tags)
Katja Kipping was one of the first German MPs to gain access to the new TTIP reading room opened in Berlin this week, and she has written up a report of her experience. We thought it was well worth translating from the original, ‘The Opposite of Transparency’.
fbi is public enemy # ONE (tags)
Never forget the evil that reigns in usa as fostered by fbi/cia .
LOOKING FOR CALIFORNIA AUCTION VICTIMS OF PUBLIC STORAGE (tags)
LOOKING FOR CALIFORNIA AUCTION VICTIMS OF PUBLIC STORAGE
The Military-Industrial Complex is the Greatest Threat for World Peace (tags)
Fighting the dominant culture of war that is promoted by all the media justifications of war and war propaganda is vital. This culture must be decoded as misanthropic and shattered. Building a culture of peace is the project of the century.
65 Economists Call for QE for People in the Eurozone (tags)
The campaign for Quantitative Easing for People is currently supported by 21 organizations and aims to redirect money created through the QE program to the real economy by either financing public investment spending in the eurozone or by distributing a citizens' dividend to all residents
Corporatization of the Tenant Movement (tags)
MakeRoom.org is pushed by a nonprofit housing corporation, Enterprise Community Partners.
“Got Drought?” public art project about the California Drought unveiled on billboards thr (tags)
Los Angeles based artists Karen Fiorito and Alex Arinsberg take their artwork to the streets to educate the public about climate change.
fbi can run and hide, but not forever (tags)
The fbi hides its atrocities from public view with the help of main street media , but not for much longer .
Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization (tags)
In the 1960s the average holding time for stocks was 10 years. Now the holding time is not 9 months but 22 seconds. Like shareholder value, profit maximization leads to exploding inequality and the waste of resources. States are weakened by tax cuts.
Public art project aspires to save California (tags)
Got Drought? billboard project and social media campaign debuts in Los Angeles this month.
fbi's unethical dogma reveals its own criminality & corruption (tags)
The modern day fbi is now revealed as dirty and murderous as the Nazi culture that the fbi/cia seek to perpetuate upon our world.
Pussy Galore: Sir Roger Moore calls on public to help fly 33 lions home to Africa (tags)
Ground-breaking airlift of abused ex-circus lions from South America
Nuclear Shutdown News October2015 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future.
Memorandum 2015 (tags)
For 40 years, the Bremen study group has published memorandums. The council of experts promoted the profits of businesses, not aggregate economic demand. Mass unemployment surpassed the 5 million mark because of neoliberal structural reforms.
The Sleazy Nazi Tactics of Public Storage (tags)
Raping their customers on a daily basis has become a tradition for Public Storage who seems to be very proud of their sleazy reputation since they refuse to stop their disgustingly immoral and in most cases totally illegal and Nazi like business practices.
kentucky 101 for beginners (tags)
Kentucky especially rural eastern ky is one of the poorest regions in the us. However, there are a lot of help from governmental agencies who help fund black lung clinics food pantries and health clinics. Not all people are in the poor levels.
Canada had its best election ever! (tags)
Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party with 184 seats became the Majority Party in O Canada two weeks ago. "When government trusts citizens, citizens trust the government," Trudeau said. With higher taxes on the wealthy and infrastructure investment, Canada will become more inclusive.
New Book Rips Hillary Clinton (tags)
Oscar Contender Truth Explains Why the News Doesn't Tell It Anymore (tags)
The movie, or rather documentary, "Truth", establishes the retaliation that takes place when newsmen and producers tell the truth.
Drug Industry Bandits (tags)
CLASS ACTION SUIT CONTINUES: RONALD L. HAVNER JR's PREDATORY BUSINESS, PUBLIC STORAGE (tags)
FALSE ADVERTISING; BAIT & SWITCH; ILLEGAL AUCTIONS; INSURANCE FRAUD; MORE LAW SUITS PENDING AGAINST RONALD L. HAVNER JR.'S COMPANY, PUBLIC STORAGE. INCLUDING SEVERAL CLASS ACTION SUITS. CUSTOMERS VIOLATED WITHIN LAST 3 YEARS ARE CONTINUING TO JOIN. SUIT & LAWYERS CONTACT INFO IS HERE: http://www.laartsdistrictblogs.com/ClassActionAgainstPublicStorage.pdf
Police State Public Education in America (tags)
Berkeley Human Welfare Commission rejects BDS (tags)
"Divestment from the Israeli Occupation," the measure was defeated 5-2.
Tax Justice for Social Justice (tags)
Every year states lose billions in tax revenues through the aggressive tax avoidance practices of international corporations. These companies profit from public services whose financing is left to citizens. 1 trillion euros are lost every year from European public budgets.
Israel Bans Free Expression (tags)
Offshore Shell Games 2014, 56 pp (tags)
Ugland House is a modest five-story office building in the Cayman Islands, yet it is the registered address for 18,857 companies. The Cayman Islands, like many other offshore tax havens, levies no income taxes on companies incorporated there.
Educate the people against violence (tags)
Understand through this report that violence is the 'raison d'etre' of the police state.
The Coded World: Loss of Democracy and Abandonment of Knowledge (tags)
Neoliberalism is the enemy of knowledge. Specialized knowledge and the experience of skilled workers are sought less and less in a world ruled by simple numbers and algorithms. Through economization, powerful private enterprises manipulate or withhold information.
Public Storage Reviews they don't want you to see... (tags)
I ENTRUSTED PUBLIC STORAGE WITH MY LIFE AND THEY BLATANTLY & ILLEGALLY RAPED IT AWAY FROM ME! ***BOYCOTT PUBLIC STORAGE***
TTIP: Attack on Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)
A mass demonstration is planned for Saturday October 10 in Berlin against the TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership. A parallel private ad hoc arbitration system is created where corporations can sue states for lost profitsLabor and environmental rules undermined
Explosions Rock China (tags)
Neglect of Public Housing (tags)
Crisis and chance are represented by the same Chinese letter. Big US and German cities have sold off public housing to gain revenue. The Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit program has financed 2-3 million units. The state is obligated to protect from the brutal market.
Jeremy Corbyn's Economic Vision (tags)
fbi are assassins, torturers & blackmailers (tags)
Now the public may discover the murderous corruption of the fbi.
fbi & the theory of future crime (tags)
See my report on the fbi's corrupt use of the theory of 'future crime'.
Venezuela Reveals New Evidence Against Opposition Leader Leopoldo Lopez (tags)
Black New Orleans 10 Years Post-Katrina (tags)
Monied Interests Run America (tags)
Crisis, Debt and the Development Perspective, 123 pp (tags)
700 free movies, 700 free E-books and 450 free audio books are ours at www.openculture.com. Enjoy the feast - in the land of disconnect and reversible cups!
WW Broad & The War On Public Education In LA (tags)
WorkWeek looks at three protests on the opening day at LAUSD and the war against public education led by the Eli Broad Foundation, Walton Foundation and other privatizers.
Donald Trump on the Issues (tags)
Palestinian Family Victimized by Immolation Ineligible for Compensation (tags)
Close Confidant's Emails to Hillary Bash Britain's Cameron (tags)
Keystone XL Hits New Turbulence as South Dakota Permit Hearing Implodes (tags)
As the near failure of the Keystone 1 line proved, the consequences of siting TransCanada's bitumen-carrying export lines so close to drinking water supplies is a risk we can ill afford to accept in an age of water scarcity and climate disruption.
what would you do if? (tags)
See my report on atrocities committed against me and thousands of others and ask what you would do under similar circumstances.
"Margaret Sommers" Public Storage’s Corporate Whore of the Year (tags)
Raping their customers on a daily basis has become a tradition for Public Storage who seems to be very proud of their sleazy reputation since they refuse to stop their disgustingly immoral and in most cases totally illegal business practices. And District Manager, Margaret Sommers is a fine example of the kind of criminal minded corporate whore it takes for this shameful position in Ronald L. Havner Jr.’s thieving immoral empire of sleazy self serving corporate scumbags.
Tsipras Banishing Ministers Opposing His Sellout (tags)
One Year After Israel's 2014 Gaza Aggression (tags)
High Stakes Game of Chicken in Greece (tags)
Greek Bailouts for Creditors, not Economic Recovery (tags)
Corruption of Law & Society by fbi (tags)
This article is a more comprehensive study (than my other reports) on the specific ways that the fbi turns the United States of America into a quasi living hell for some political/ideological targets. The details of this study reflect the actual experiences and impressions of Geral W. Sosbee who is the object of an extreme vendetta by the fbi who seek to silence him by any discreet means possible.
KPFK hosted PACIFICA's board in LA. Missed it? here's some for ya (tags)
More on PACIFICA FORUM in LA june 2015 - as observed and noted. Many KPFK public members - and staff - and programmers came for their brief 2-min comment to the 'parent' company- Pacifica PNB members present, The PNB spoke for hours disputing, conflicting, discussing and also shouting to each other - while the larger-size audience sat way in back behind their circle.
Congress Approves Greater Corporate Predation (tags)
TTIP: Trifling Economic Advantages at the Cost of Democracy and the Public Interest (tags)
TTIP represents a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state. Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO describes the TTIP as “secret tribunals” where only “foreign investors” can sue. Frank Bsirske of the German Verdi service union said the TTIP is a “black box” transferring sovereignty.
Thousands in Britain Rally Against Austerity (tags)
Viacom CBS' Sumner Redstone Promotes Brutal Treatment Of Pot Smokers (tags)
Antipot enforcement is a racist, familybusting, economically stupid tactic of a fearmongering police state
The fbi's universal disregard for human rights: (tags)
My reports on the corruption of this country's society at the hands and feet of the fbi are required reading for those who seek to clean up the murderous mess caused by the government.
Leaked TPP Trade Bill Healthcare Annex (tags)
KPFK & PAPCIFICA forum in LA (tags)
June 12 - 15 2015 - Fri-Sat-Sun, here in LA are 3 full days of meetings by Pacifica PNB & KPFK's LSB...with brief public-comment times barely included. See website for agenda.
TISA vs Public Services, 28 pp (tags)
The TISA is among the alarming new wave of trade and investment agreements founded on legally binding powers that institutionalize the rights of investors and prohibit government actions in a wide range of areas only incidentally related to trade.
World Be Advised (tags)
Cointel programs are not visible to the public, but are murderously destructive of the nation.
Demand The Permanent Closure Of A Taxpayer Funded "Meat Animal" Research Center in Nebrask (tags)
Help shut down a 55 square mile animal concentration camp in southern Nebraska run by the USDA
A Partial Privatization of Justice (tags)
On www.socialeurope.eu, Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO warns that the TTIP is a secret tribunal where only foreign investors can sue. The TTIP brings a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state by creating a parallel private arbitration system with irrevocable decisions.
PublicStorageScumbags.com is now on line. (tags)
PublicStorageScumbags.com is now on line and will be featuring the sleazy scumbags at Public Storage who are scamming innocent people all over America.
Free Trade and Economic Growth instead of Democracy and Ecology (tags)
The TTIP agreement between the EU and the US creates a parallel private arbitration system where corporations can sue states for lost profits and decisions are irrevocable. Labor and environmental regulations can be invalidated as “takings” or “indirect expropriation.”
Senate Defeats Anti-Consumer Trade Bill Fast Track Authority (tags)
I Was Raped By Ronald L. Havner & The Sleazy Corporate Whores @PublicStorage (tags)
Public Storage thoughtlessly and illegally devastated the life of a Los Angeles artist after they wrongfully auctioned off a life time of his photography and art work without blinking an eye, or giving the artist any kind of proper notification, something they legally have to do. What they returned to him was 4 boxes of old paperwork that was literally dumped into old disheveled cardboard boxes. That is what Public Storage considered his "Personal" belongings. The artist straightened them out. And I don't think he's close to being finished. A law suit against Public Storage is being now being prepared and will be filed in the near future.
JOIN CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST RONALD L. HAVNER JR's PREDATORY BUSINESS, PUBLIC STORAGE (tags)
JOIN CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST PUBLIC STORAGE! HAVE YOU BEEN VIOLATED WITHIN LAST 3 YEARS? CURRENT LAWSUIT & LAWYERS CONTACT INFO IS HERE: http://www.laartsdistrictblogs.com/ClassActionAgainstPublicStorage.pdf
Palestinians contract with public relations Firm (tags)
Our tax Dollars at work.
What drives charter profiteer Ref Rodriguez? (tags)
PROFITS! Why Ref Rodriguez and his CCSA covet the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Seat
Los Angeles Artist Threatens 40 Million Dollar Law Suit for Public Storage Illegal Auction (tags)
Another illegal auction by Public Storage is sparking yet another law suit. This time for 40 million dollars against Ronald L. Havner's already legally embattled company, Public Storage. Public Storage is currently being sued all over the country for... "Bait and Switch", "False Advertising", Fraudulent Conversion" Wrongful Auctions" and more...
The Sleazy Corporate Thieves of Public Storage: Ronald L. Havner Jr. , B. Wayne Hughes.... (tags)
The Sleazy Corporate thieves of Public Storage: Ronald L. Havner Jr.; B. Wayne Hughes; Edward John Reyes; Shawn L. Weidmann; and more, are ripping off their customers on a daily basis and literally ruining people's lives all over America. And they are doing this on a daily basis while law enforcement sits back and does nothing but watch while the sleazy blue collar multimillion dollar executives get even richer with the blood money of their innocent victims of their totally unlawful scams. Bait & Switch, False Advertising, Fraudulent Conversion, Illegal Auctions of their customers most cherished belongings. These people are blatant corporate thieves! And so far they are getting away with it. But not for long if one Angry LA Artist has anything to say about it.
Death in Days: Beware of This Bacteria: Lethal Anthrax Vaccine's Victims (tags)
As Senators Feinstein, Boxer, the CDC and the pharma-narco-medical industrical complex continues to push compulsory vaccines, it is good to research the number of deaths and diseases from vaccines for swine flu, anthrax (which causes birth defects), 'smallpox', 'flu' etc.
CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT FILED AGAINST RONALD L. HAVNER JR. 's COMPANY, "PUBLIC STORAGE" (tags)
Ronald L. Havner Jr., one of the Sleaziest CEO , heading one of the sleaziest companies in America today… Yes… That would be “Public Storage” who is being sued again in yet another class action law suit for ”False Advertising... Deceptive Business Practices... Bait and switch… Fraudulent Conversion… Unlawful Auctions of people’s belongings…” with more law suits on the way. “Public Storage is conscientiously ruining people's lives with an array of illegal actions and auctions.” say’s the attorney heading a team of lawyers in Los Angeles. Their fraudulent actions are sparking law suits from angry customers all over the country. If you Google ‘Public Storage Lawsuits’, you will find dozens and dozens of current law suits have been filed against Ronald L. Havner Jr ‘s company, Public Storage.
The Illegal & Predatory Business Practices of Ronald L. Havner Jr's company Public Storage (tags)
Ronald L. Havner Jr. is one of the Sleaziest CEO’s, heading one of the sleaziest companies in America today… Yes… That would be “Public Storage”. Bait and switch… Fraudulent Conversion… Unlawful Auctions… Public Storage is ruining lives and being sued for it all over the country. Just Google ‘Public Storage Lawsuits’.
A Summary Of Crimes By The fbi (tags)
This is a summary of my previous reports on the crimes committed by the fbi and how the fbi corrupts all cops and the general public.
The Illegal & Predatory Business Practices of Ronald L. Havner Jr's company Public Storage (tags)
Ronald L. Havner Jr. is one of the Sleaziest CEO’s, heading one of the sleaziest companies in America today… Yes… That would be “Public Storage”. Bait and switch… Fraudulent Conversion… Unlawful Auctions… Public Storage is ruining lives and being sued for it all over the country. Just Google ‘Public Storage Lawsuits’.
Hypocritical and Hippocratic Economic Policy in Europe (tags)
The crisis is multilayered-a bank crisis, a crisis of wealth distribution and a misallocation of capital between long-term real investments and virtual financial investments.. The frugal Schwabian housewife is not a suitable model.
fbi, police and the general public are an emerging criminal enterprize (tags)
See my report on how this has come about: fbi, police and the general public are an emerging criminal enterprize
Fbi and the public are an emerging criminal enterprize (tags)
See how the fbi joins with the public in a now real, formerly science fiction enterprize.
Animal Agony, Union Busting, Deforestation, Human Disease At McDonald's (tags)
Unionbusting, obesity, strokes, heart attacks, cancer, animal agony, deforestation, rainforest destruction, energy waste, crime, litter associated with the Western wrold's biggest restaurant chain
Public Storage management Kathleen Jarnagin & and Margaret Sommers, Unethical & Predatory (tags)
Public Storage is being sued all over the country for their unethical and even predatory business practices. And one LA artist tells us why... "This storage company 'Public Storage' has done nothing but put me in a constant state of prolonged emotional stress with there blatantly predatory and unethical business practices! Public Storage SUCKS!"
Unethical and Predatory Business Practices by Management of "Public Storage" (tags)
After having to put my belongings in storage unit at "Public Storage" for safe keeping, I found out the storage company itself, "Public Storage" was who I really needed protection from!
CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT NOW FORMING AGAINST ""PUBLIC STORAGE"" (tags)
CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT NOW FORMING AGAINST ""PUBLIC STORAGE"" FOR PREDATORY BUSINESS PRACTICES. Contact David Goldner: DavidGoldnerPhotography@gmail.com
Irresponsible Putin Rumors (tags)
TTIP: A Charter for Deregulation, an Attack on Jobs and an End to Democracy (tags)
The parallel private 3-judge arbitration courts could be used by fracking, nuclear and cigarette companies to sue for lost profits. Laws and regulations in the public interest could be decried as indirect expropriations. A "regulatory chill" will deter communities by fear of lawsuits.
Democracy for Sale: Stop Fast Track and TTIP! (tags)
The investment protection clause of the TTIP grants investors special protection regarding their so-called :"legitimate expectation." Businesses can sue when they feel restricted in their business activity by new laws in the public interest. Financial services are an important sector for US investors.
The impending eviction of San Francisco's Station 40 (tags)
As ye sow, so shall ye weep...
Israeli Women Wage Peace (tags)
FEDS ALLOW LAWSUIT TO SHUT DOWN DIABLO CANYON TO PROCEED (tags)
On February 20 a Federal Court of Appeals in Washington DC rejected an attempt by Pacific Gas & Electric and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to quash a lawsuit filed by environmental group Friends Of the Earth (FOE).
TTIP: Trifling Economic Advantages at the Cost of Democracyand the Public Interest (tags)
The controversial investment-protection agreement establishes a parallel justice giving security to all investors.. The states would be liable for compensation for any lower profits.. We all know our plane can only survive when we do everything for a sustainable economy.
Death of Dr. Ernest Sternglass (tags)
Dr. Ernest Sternglass died on February 12 at age 91. Dr. Sternglass was author of Secret Fallout:From Hiroshima to Three Mile Island. Dr. Sternglass was a pioneer in pointing out the links between radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons and commercial reactors and the development of cancer and other health problems.
Time Warner Now Charging Customers For Over-The-Air Television (tags)
Time Warner is now encrypting over-the-air television stations (PBS, NBC, ABC) then charging customers for access to these stations.
TTIP: Redistribution of Power, not Free Trade (tags)
The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement) involves the redistribution of power away from the parliaments and to the executive and its unelected lobbyists. The TTIP does not involve freedom of trade.
Salaita Sues University of Illinois (tags)
Expect Dirty Business as Usual Following Saudi King's Death (tags)
Obama's Phony Middle Class Tax Relief Plan (tags)
Are the Times A-Changin' at UC Berkeley’s School of Law? (tags)
Torture Memo, Racial Unrest & (Perhaps) a Job Applicant’s Cover Letter Wake Up the School’s Faculty, Staff and Once-Floundering Social Justice Center
Hypocrisy in Paris (tags)
PHILIPPINES: Rescind the LRT-MRT Fare Hikes (tags)
Metro-Manila: The roughly 100 percent fare increases imposed on users of the Light Rail Transit 1 and 2 and Metro Rail Transit 3 is a great disservice to the riding public.
Jeb Bush Exploring White House Bid (tags)
Victory of the Economy over Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)
The person exists as an end-in-him/herself and not merely as a means... On the other hand, the principle of the worldwide market economy is based on treating persons and their needs as means to the end of profit realization.
Battleground America (tags)
Austerity Policy as Momentous Mistake (tags)
The IMF's austerity policy of the last years was misguided. That austerity policy led to intensified growth declines and increasing unemployment... Public investments could raise economic growth both in the short- and long-term.
NEW INTERVENTION BY FILIPINO WRITER IN FILIPINO (tags)
A new avant-garde, innovative book of poems and neoconceptualist writing/artwork has been launched. AMBIL, by E. San Juan, Jr., gathers the most recent lliterary and art-work by the US-based Filipino writer, critic and public intellectual.
Evidence of a new, unheralded, illegal, quasi 'Criminal Justice System' (CJS) forged by (tags)
See evidence that the fbi secretly turns civil court judges into operatives and at the same time uses the internet to try, convict, and punish innocent Targets of fbi for intelligence purposes and with the implied acceptance of the general public.
Obamacare Designed as a Scam (tags)
fbi crimes online forge new criminal courts,part 2 (tags)
The following part two of my report of a new criminal court system shown more details of how the fbi has circumvented the US constitution in the fbi's illegal arrests and killings.
Murderous corruption at fbi, DPS, Texas AG, (tags)
See my reports on the breakdown of law in the USA as directed by the fbi, DPS, etc.
Killers, torturers and the new recommended registry for them (tags)
I propose a long overdue registry to protect us from government killers & torturers.
Anthrax And Other Attacks On The American People By Agencies Of Our Government (tags)
Weaponized anthrax and other anthrax have been stored in at least 300 labs in the US... the CIA gave 1 billion dollars and 4000 sacrificial primates from Ft Detrick to Battelle of Tennessee to research weaponized anthrax
September 2014 Honduras coup update (tags)
This September in Honduras...we now within two months of this infamous model cities (privatisation of entire cities) actually starting unless miraculous resistance springs up. But uprisings do actually happen, in Miskitia, a long boat ride or helicopter ride from much of Honduras, when pissed cops and soldiers arrested 40 at a party after people refused to give them alcohol or money for alcohol, and these agents of the system fired gunshots,wounding 4 who were locked up, the community didn't take it,the officers ran away, the community set on fire the copshop.
Obama Targets Free Expression (tags)
Firestorm Over Steven Salaita's Sacking (tags)
TISA: Everything Will Be Marketed (tags)
A new agreement (TISA, Trade in Services Agreement) could privatize drinking water and health care through the back door. The resistance by many non-governmental organizations to the free trade agreement TTIP seems to pick up speed
Organized Labor in America Today (tags)
Thinkers replaced by Social Controllers on massive scale. (tags)
The following is a clarification re prev article. It says thinkers are being replaced by social controllers because truth is the major threat to the dominant elite, secular liberal collectivists. Also, explains how Corporations are highly favored.
TTIP: Threat to Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)
The TTIP, the largest free trade zone comprising 800 million of the EU and the US is being secretly negotiated. Democracy and the constitutional state are threatened by 3-person arbitration courts where corporations can sue states and decisions are irreversible.
Memorandum 2014 (tags)
Both Germany and the US follow an economic policy without enlightenment. Slight economic stimulation will not solve problems of mass unemployment and corporate welfare. Tax evasion of corporations and tax cuts for the super-rich lead to suffering and a revenue crisis.
Emails Needed by Thursday, July 17 to Save the South Central Farm (Again) (tags)
The L.A. Planning Commission is again planning to put a sweatshop and warehouses on the South Central Farm site, and this time they're doing an end run around public comment.
Is AFT Pres Weingarten On The Take? (tags)
Is AFT President Randi Weingarten and other officials of the AFT/CFT and NEA/CTA taking millions of dollars from "non-profits" funded by union busters and privatizers such as the Gates Foundation, Broad Foundation and others is the question that attorney and education advocate Kathy Carroll answers
Free Trade Agreement: Special Rights for Corporations (tags)
The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) gives corporations the right to sue sovereign states for lost profits and endangers public sector jobs and social and environmental protections
Public Comment on South Central Farm Site (tags)
Received from Jack Neff of SCF.
wrapping fish in Dennis Marx' dead body (tags)
Gallery Opening Highlights Journalist’s Creativity, Insights, and Passions (tags)
A gallery opening at the Unrban Coffee House in Santa Monica, CA commemorates the life and work of John Johnson with commentary, music, silent auction, refreshements, a commemorative issue of Change-links, and tabling by independent, progressive media and publishers.
Investment Protection at a Crossroads (tags)
TTIP gives foreign investors the right to sue sovereign governments before ad hoc arbitration courts when lost profits occur as a result of political decisions. These decisions cannot be appealed and undermine social, environmental and labor regulations.
Political Thriller Citizen Koch Premieres in Los Angeles (tags)
Citizen Koch director Carl Deal joined a political panel moderated by Lauren Steiner following Friday night’s theatrical premiere at the Sundance Sunset Cinema.
The FBI Inspires a New Strategy (tags)
Fake terrorism is good for business.
Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain (tags)
Laytonville Healthy Start hosted Ralph Cantor in a new series of presentations on the topic of "Marijuana & the Adolescent Brain." Ralph taught at Laytonville High and then a public forum in May 2014. "Further Adventures with Ralph" consists of two 59 minute sections
Los Angeles Joins Nationwide #WaveOfAction Occupation of FCC Offices to #SaveTheInternet (tags)
The #WaveOfAction to #SaveTheInternet swept through twenty cities across the United States on Thursday, May 15, 2014, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on new rules to drastically change how the Internet operates.
Here's some interesting privatization connections in regards to the LAUSD District 1 race (tags)
Epilogue to an article on the forces of neoliberalism meddling in the LAUSD District 1 Special Election that will run in the LA Progressive.
Liberating the Economy from Prejudices (tags)
Economics is not an immutable unchangeable fate but a human system where changing rules changes outcomes. James Galbraith and Joseph Stiglitz are two well-known economists who question the myths of conventional economics, the self-healing, efficient and deregulated market
Video: Public Schools for Sale? (tags)
Preeminent education historian and public school advocate Diane Ravitch talks to Bill this week about the private sellout of public schools. The attack on public schools is an attack on democracy. Entrepreneurs see education as an industry, $500 billion yearly of taxpayer money.
Boycott Peru - End Nazism (tags)
Peru has a growing number of neo-nazi's. The believe that Jewish people are the reason they are impoverished, particularly in the andes mountain communities. They believe that supporting a Nazi agenda will increase their wellbeing.
Home-less-free occupying is not a free ride either (tags)
Another article written on LA Indy was full of comments that derided the author as if that answered the question of how the everywhere-living-homeless in LA have used up what were spaces intended for the general public - for children, for athletes, for elderly, for the tired, the disabled, the visitors. And no blame is made but the reality is noted and forthrightly stated. No PC necessary. No attack the writer is needed. No solutions are available, apparently.
On the Death of John Kenneth Galbraith (tags)
The great economist John Kenneth Galbrath was shocked at the public squalor alongside private affluence. He devised the horse-sparrow theory, horses must be fed so the sparrows can live. A healthy economy means shrinking the financial sector and expanding the public sector.
Walking the New Broadway (tags)
Carbusters.org, the journal of the carfree movement, generously allows downloading 40 past issues. http://carbusters.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2010/07/Carbusters-40.pdf
The Rent Crisis in Los Angeles (tags)
There is a growing housing and rent crisis in Los Angeles. The resistence is here and growing.
California Safe Schools Celebrates Pearl August Humanitarian Award Recipients (tags)
California Safe Schools Environmental Health Summit & 15th Anniversary Honors Humanitarians & Environmental Victories
Taking over public areas by homeless means overuse not moderate fair-share-use (tags)
Homeless folk are wanting their own bill of rights, it is noted. And yet the actual difference between those without inside living spaces to reside within and the others who find some way to share space, rent space, trade for space, and thus live indoors may be one of more than money they have available for rent. The sharing of public park spaces, or sand, sidewalk spaces with those who Reside there [live in the public spaces and thus do not share those spaces] and those who want to just temporarily sit or enjoy that space for a short time seems to be in conflict.
KPFK turmoils continue, this one comes from Christine Blosedale critics (tags)
But has anyone heard Christine Blosedale complain about her job at KPFK ? Those at the recent Jan 2014 LSB meeting did.
Should the NFL Lose Its Tax-Exempt Status? (tags)
Giving a tax-exempt status to the NFL is like Stephan Harper's perversion of remaking Canada a bitumen staple theory. Vancouver BC has 26 community centers, some with swimming pools that take your breath away. Maybe a future of community centers is a third way beyond state and market.
New York's Zionist Mayor (tags)
Los Angeles Marches in the Second Global March Against Chemtrails & Geoengineering (tags)
Los Angeles participated in the Global March Against Chemtrails & Geoengineering today in Santa Monica. There were 50-70 activists involved, including members of Los Angeles Skywatch. The public was very receptive and inquisitive.
Venice Hosts A Day of Action For Rights of Homeless (tags)
"We will not obey unjust laws or submit to unjust practices,” wrote Dr. Martin Luther King. And so it was: public feedings, parade led by Superbroke Brass and Tin and Strings Electric Marching Band, sit-in after sit-in on the Boardwalk, and a sleepout at the Venice Circle.
CITIZENS TO PICKET WEHO CITY COUNCIL (tags)
CITIZENS TO PICKET COUNCIL MEETING TO STOP WEST HOLLYWOOD FROM DEMOLISHING A NATIONAL HISTORIC BUILDING
Soft Science, Hard Time: The Expanding Sexual Regulatory State As Facilitated By Science- (tags)
Periodic social upheavals as a result of moral panic seem to be the norm for humanity, with large segments of society reacting, or overreacting, with almost virally propagated outrage to perceived threats. The moral panic of our current age, an obsession with sexual inviolability, illustrates our continued susceptibility to emotional and irrational fears.
KPFK SECRECY, TURMOILS, CONFLICTS, OPAQUENESS, and HYPOCRISY too ? (tags)
KPFK is apparently again experiencing changes with inside-hidden-competitions. turmoil, factionalizing conflicts and has denied it’s stakeholders and paying Public Members and Sponsors any participation or even being informed of “what is going on there ?” The most recent LSB board meeting was very unusually filled with KPFK programmers, some staff, and many public members present, speaking to problems that most members did not have any information about and could not obtain. Twice during that long 5 hr meeting, public comment time was used to directly ASK all in the room to clarify, state, explain to ‘the rest of us’ what was occurring and yet there was NO DIRECT HONEST INFORMATION given openly by anyone in the room to those ‘not in the know’. Five hours of maneuvering, conflicts, discussions and yet not one honest response to the question “what is happening inside KPFK ?” that brought out so many people to speak in behalf of staff or complain about staff or promote their own personal issues and causes. The Problem was never revealed nor stated. How could this be ? at Our Radio Station ?
Green Party of California Announces Its Statewide Endorsements for June 2014 (tags)
TPP Protesters Greet President Obama in Beverly Hills — in Pictures (tags)
[This is a subset of the full article, which was posted to LA Progressive. http://www.laprogressive.com/tpp-protesters-obama/ ]
Stop the TTIP - Elephants-Marriage! (tags)
TTIP Is old wine in new wineskins. Free trade- and investor-protection prescriptions from the 20th century according to the style of the WTO are not solutions for current challenges. A transatlantic partnership for social-ecological transformation would look very different.
Seven Good Reasons for a More Just Tax Policy (tags)
In the US, the top tax rate was over 70% from 1938 to 1982. Reagan cut the top rate to 35% and changed taxation from corporate to individual leading to exploding inequality and generalized insecurity. Taxation, investment, labor market, trade and distribution policies must change.
LAPD’s Secret Reporting Getting Public Airing (tags)
LAPD’s Secret Reporting Getting Public Airing
Palos Verdes Teen Podcasters Awarded by Transom (Atlantic Public Media) (tags)
Transom, a non-profit group administered by Atlantic Public Media, has awarded $1,000, production guidance, and exposure to the teenage radio production staff of Open Orchard Productions.
Trinational Coalition's statement of support for teachers in Mexico (tags)
Trinational Coalition to Defend Public Education-USA template statement and contacts listing to demonstrate support of teachers in Mexico
Lobbyism: The Erosion of Democracy (tags)
The developments of the last decades point in a dangerous direction. Democracy threatens to become an empty husk with formal demands for democratic decisions while the contents are defined by tiny elite circles (catchword “post-democracy”). A living democracy is vital.
Villaraigosa: The Myth of The Progressive Mayor (tags)
While Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa disappointed supporters and failed to deliver any progressive policies whatsoever, he was hardly a failure to those he really serves. Indeed, for developers, real estate tycoons, billionaires, and school privatization profiteers, Villaraigosa's eight year reign was a smashing success.
Victory! Colombia Passes Wild Animal Circus Ban (tags)
The Colombian Congress today passed Bill 244,2012 to end the use of wild animals in both static and traveling circuses, after a six-year public campaign following the release of critical evidence of animal suffering collected by investigators from Animal Defenders International (ADI).
For Immediate End of Austerity Policy in Europe (tags)
The growth model forced in the past with redistribution from bottom to top and increasing export surpluses has failed. For years, the demands of the Alternative Economic Policy study group emphasized combating unemployment and poverty and, taming the financial markets.
Testing, Testing Can You Hear Us ? (tags)
Los Angeles Marches With The World Against Monsanto and Agri-Tech Practices Photo Set 3 of 3
Testing, Testing Can You Hear Us ? (tags)
Los Angeles Marches With The World Against Monsanto and Agri-Tech Practices Photo Set 2 of 3
Testing, Testing Can You Hear Us ? (tags)
Los Angeles Marches With The World Against Monsanto and Agri-Tech Practices
Colombia Takes Another Step Towards Circus Animal Ban (tags)
May 14, 2013, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – TODAY, the Senate Commission V of Colombia amended and approved the draft law (Law 244/12) banning the use of animals in circuses, allowing Plenary to pass this initiative. The committee vote was seven in favor and none against.
Local Fights Against Austerity Are Growing Across the U.S. (tags)
Between sequestration, with its damaging impact on workers and the entire economy, and the billions of dollars in cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other necessary social programs that President Obama is pushing, it is evident that the economic policies of both major parties are not intended to promote a recovery for working people. You cannot lift up a nation’s economy while slashing away at its consumers’ pocketbooks. In order to justify their defiance of this elementary law, both Republicans and Democrats start talking the language of “austerity,” that is the notion that economic policy must be guided by reducing budgetary deficits first and foremost, and that workers exclusively must be made to pay the cost.
VENICE OPDs ARE BACK! BUT WHY? (tags)
Nasty Venice Anti-Homeless Gentrification Permit Parking Efforts Keep Coming Back.
Tax Evasion and the Social State (tags)
The good social state invests in the social, in the education of children of the new lower classes... Taxes is the price we pay for a civilized society (Oliver Wendell Holmes).. The state share must increase in a developed society since ever greater demands are made on the state.
Bob Barker Spearheads New Campaign on Elephant Rides as LA City Considers Ban (tags)
Bob Barker assists ADI in their nationwide initiative to ban the use of elephants for entertainment through a new documentary, "No Fun For Elephants."
DONT ban, SAVE plastic bagees please ! (tags)
LA City is being lobbied to Ban our useful plastic bags for secret reasons not stated. Public meetings are barely made available to comment, pro or con. We are being hoodwinked by paid consultants and those who have unrevealed gains by pushing us into paying MORE for our recycled-daily-use-plastic-bags. Stop the secrecy and the manipulation of the People of LA now !
What the 1% Heard During Obama’s State of the Union Speech (tags)
When President Obama speaks, most Americans hear what he wants them to hear: lofty rhetoric and a “progressive” vision. But just below the surface the president has a subtly-delivered message for the 1%, whose ears prick up when their buzzwords are mentioned. Obama’s state of the union address was such a speech — a pro-corporate agenda packaged with chocolate covered rhetoric for the masses, easy to swallow, but deadly poisonous.
The Liberal-Regressive Modern Age (tags)
The financial crisis of the states-dramatically intensified by the costs of bailing out the banks-shifts the costs to the broad population without touching the wealth of the economic elites. Political governing is increasingly uncoupled from the approval and influence of citizens.
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.
Targeting Chavismo (tags)
Dominant Israeli Parties Spurn Democracy (tags)
Philippines: Coalition Clamor for the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill (tags)
Still enough time for FOI – if House leadership supports it. With only nine session days remaining before Congress adjourns for a long election break, members of the Right to Know Right Now Coalition are reminding members of Congress that they still have enough time to pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill even without the prodding of Malacanang.
Open Letter to New York Times Editors (tags)
Free Internet Book: "The Future of the Welfare State," Ireland, 2010 (tags)
Happy Martin Luther King Day! The state has a social nature and can't be only a power and security state. The social state seems to have capsized into the activating or punishing state. Thirty-years of neoliberal restructuring gave every privilege to capital.
Brazil: Structural changes on the way (tags)
She also studies rebuilding the soil, flora, fauna and rainfall in semi-arid areas (see map!), Home to 18 million Brazilians and it occupies nearly one million square kilometers.This reconstruction will take place at very low cost, without engineering works, but supported on the natural succession of species, according to a technique called Agroforestry Regenerative Analog System (ARAS), developed and disseminated in Brazil by swiss citizen Ernst Götsch, who is in full activity.
Responsible Fiscal Cliff Resolution (tags)
“Committed To Healing: Involuntary Commitment Procedures” : A Fraud (tags)
The law invites the ruling class, the government, the intelligence services, etc., to silence their adversaries while pretending to 'heal' them.
Obama/Boehner Two-Step (tags)
Fiscal Cliff Doublespeak Duplicity (tags)
Corporate Tax Breaks and Jobs (tags)
It has become an entrenched trend: corporations approach government officials and demand tax breaks, threatening to abandon the city, state or country if the politicians are not forthcoming.
Fiscal cliff is a hoax, may be bipartisan excuse to kill off U.S. poor people! (tags)
The media hype about the so-called fiscal cliff is just another bipartisan excuse to increase the gap between the wealthy and ever increasing number of poor people in the U.S. Notice both parties are advocating large cuts to social safety net programs when people are already struggling with poverty, while U.S. military bases remain operational on foreign soil through the Earth and only Presidential candidate Ron Paul was willing to save money by closing ALL overseas bases.
Austerity — the 1%’s Global Battle Cry (tags)
Whether we are left with the Fiscal Cliff or a Grand Bargain, workers in the U.S. face massive cuts to programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, unemployment insurance, Food Stamp assistance and other needed social safety nets. This is an example of “austerity” which has largely been pursued in the U.S. until now, on a statewide and local level.
Bahrain Cracks Down on Freedom (tags)
Philippines: FDC clamor for the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill (tags)
Freedom of Information (FOI): A Key to Freedom from Debt and Economic Justice
Sandy: Katrina Redux? (tags)
Israel Shells Syria and Gaza (tags)
Greece: Profile of a Failed State (tags)
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.
Beyond electronic voting machines - fraud in case management systems of the courts (tags)
The Los Angeles Superior Court implemented in 1985 a fraudulent electronic record system - SUSTAIN - and with it, the Court was transformed into a State Crime Organization.
Is Capitalism Collapsing? (tags)
One of the causes for the obvious helplessness of the governments is that they function as simple receivers of orders of the financial industry. The financial industry has no interest in a policy that would make it liable for its inflicted disaster..
Intel Agencies Method Is Madness (tags)
See the threats and horrors facing all of mankind:
Another Road for Europe (tags)
Europe is in crisis because it has been hijacked by neoliberalism and finance. Along the road to another Europe, visions of change, protest and alternatives have to be woven into a common framework. Finance should be prevented from destroying the economy.
San Onofre doesn't have to become our Fukushima (tags)
What went wrong at San Onofre last January is a classic tale of the abuse of power. San Onofre should be decommissioned (dismantled). It should never be allowed to restart.
Pomona City Council Chooses Trash Over Residents (tags)
Monday, July 16, 2012
POMONA, California - A city council meeting to decide the fate of a proposed waste transfer station in the city's impoverished east end became contentious as various factions interacted at a pre-meeting rally. After a long corporate presentation and an even longer public comment period, the council voted against the vast majority of the community to approve the project. Protest, including some shoving involving police, ensued.
Thumbs Up to the VNC for Giving the Thumbs Down to a Motion Criminalizing Homeless (tags)
The community showed up to say NO to Unconstitutionally Criminalizing Venice Homeless!
Big surprise: Corporate media fucks up chalk walk story (tags)
I don't usually do these opinion-type pieces, but I'm trying something a little different here. Bear with me.
So Cal Diverting Homeless Funding to Others??? (tags)
Public Advocate on Santa Barbara Homeless task force blasts diversion of moneys away from homeless, rape crisis and other vulnerable populations to other perhaps worthy causes outside of the mandate. This is what is called a usurpation or diversion issue, in social worker lingo, but means basically that those on the bottom of the barrel continue to be overlooked by "helpers",
June 18th - Important NRC Meeting on San Onofre Nuclear Plant Safety (tags)
June 18th, 2012 5 PM – 9 PM San Juan Capistrano Your voice is needed! WE WILL HAVE A IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT.
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.
San Diego Mayoral Candidates Address Queer Community (tags)
When this year's major candidates for Mayor of San Diego — City Councilmember Carl DeMaio, County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher and Congressmember Bob Filner — addressed the Queer community March 28, the irony that gripped the room was that the two openly Queer candidates, DeMaio and Dumanis, were running to the right of the non-Queer Fletcher and Filner. DeMaio, who in other contexts has said he wants to be "the Scott Walker of San Diego," dominated the event with his anti-labor pension "reform" proposal and his refusal to acknowledge the leadership of San Diego's Queer community even though he is Queer himself.
Katherine Stewart Exposes the "Good News Clubs" (tags)
They bill themselves as "nondenominational Bible study" groups for grade-schoolers, but according to investigative reporter Katherine Stewart, the Good News Clubs are just part of a broad-based campaign by the radical religious Right to turn public schools into arenas of religious conversion. They've already won virtually complete permission from the U.S. Supreme Court to run roughshod over the separation of church and state, and religious organizations — especially anti-woman, anti-Queer Fundamentalist ones — have become a 900-pound gorilla able to push themselves into any public school they want to crash.
Letter to Silver Lake NC Opposing Colocation of Micheltorena (tags)
Open Letter to Silver Lake NC Regarding motion opposing Prop 39 Colocation of Micheltorena Street ES
Can We All Agree Occupy Was A Tactic? (tags)
Occupy was a public relations tactic in the purest sense
POWER COMES FROM THE BARREL OF A GUN (tags)
NIMBY Forces Assault The Poor In Venice and the NIMBYfication of Venice Continues…
STOP A "NAFTA OF THE PACIFIC!" RALLY VS SECRET NEGOTIATIONS HELD IN SOFITEL HOTEL IN LA (tags)
As Trade negotiators from throughout the Pacific Rim are gathering in Sofitel Luxury Suites, Los Angeles, activist to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement, groups opposed to the “NAFTA of the Pacific picketed outside the hotel in Beverly Hills. Trade negotiators from nine countries that includes the the U.S. to Vietnam are pressing for a NAFTA-style deal that encourages offshoring, expands downward corporate pressure on labor and environmental standards, raises drug prices, and bans "Make it in America," among other problems. STOP THE FTAA The protest dubbed as RALLY TO STOP A "NAFTA OF THE PACIFIC!" was sparked because of the negotiations are being done out of the public eye, trade ministers and corporate lobbyists (over 600 of ...whom have certified "corporate adviser" status). Protestors asked : “will this become a "NAFTA of the Pacific?"
Protecting Sacred Sites: The Kuruvungna Springs (tags)
WEST LOS ANGELES – February 4, 2012 - Just one block South of a very urban section of Wilshire Blvd with 40 story high-rise buildings and often grid locked streets sits the Kuruvungna Springs. The Springs are on a part of the University High School campus. The Springs and the surrounding area were once the site of a Tongva village.
Justice Before Efficiency (tags)
The market economy must be bound to the principles of a fully-developed civil society. More is involved than a belated redistribution. A citizen is basically a social being. To overcome feudalism, precedence must be given to human- and civil rights over the power based on property.
Obama Year Three: Continuing His Rogue Agenda (tags)
Occupy the Library (tags)
America’s majority who supported the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS), within the 99% of all Americans, are being smeared by agent propagandists within the punditry of mainstream media (MSM). For example, Michael Gerson’s black demagoguery, of the closet-right-wing Washington Post, is a good example. In one of his recent columns he declared the OWS movement seems little more than a “…confused set of grievances…” and paints the movement to have little ideological coherence save Marxist socialism and anarchy. Equally he attempts to blame the Democratic Party (that he claims is their “desperate” political calculation) for this phenomenon of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.
John Dingler's Report: Occupy Riverside. Mission Inn Security Squad Harasses Photographer (tags)
Mission Inn Security Squad of four hyperactive individuals, two of whose names may be A. Appello and Peter Demian, threatened photographer John Dingler with confiscation of personal property, arrest, and incarceration for photographing them without permission on a public sidewalk.
Urgent Call To Save the Occupation: Stay Up All Night (tags)
Occupiers call for all-night block party and vigil tonight to save the Occupation
Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions on Peaceable Assembly (tags)
Time, Place and Manner Restrictions on First Amendment Right to Peaceable Assembly (protest)
Occupy United Way! Group founded and manifesto published (tags)
Grassroots activists and public education advocates take on the United Way for its complicity with the corporate education reform cabal!
When Financial Management Paralyzes Democracy (tags)
The 2010 Attac Bank Tribunal in Berlin was a civil society legal proceeding that decried the speculative business model: take excessive risks and burden taxpayers with the costs. Rating agencies should be public. Banks that are too big to fail are too big to exist and should be broken up
Police Harass Peaceful Occupiers in Downtown Riverside (tags)
October 16, 2011
RIVERSIDE, California - We are currently in day four of the peaceful occupation of the pedestrian mall of Downtown Riverside. Despite our best efforts at constructive dialogue with all parties, including agents of the police state, cops this morning demonstrated that their negotiations have been in bad faith when they roused us two hours prior to the agreed-upon time. At some point today, we learned that the resistance had taken the bold move of expropriating public space invaded by the financiers to spread a message of truth.
Occupy WS/LA On KPFK (tags)
How to find coverage on KPFK
We Pay for Their Crisis (tags)
Making a game sound appealing whose frauds are obvious is increasingly hard for the governments. The neoliberal vision was always a society of the asocial. The categorical imperative of neoliberalism was always an open and cynical attack on the working class.
Occupy L.A.- UPDATED LEGAL INFO (tags)
OCCUPY L.A. UPDATED LEGAL INFO. If you are coming to Occupy LA for a few hours, a few days, or the duration, know these things first. Please also see the other post about Donating to Occupy LA.
OCCUPY L.A. - Legal Info for Los Angeles protest at City Hall (tags)
OCCUPY L.A. - Legal Info for Los Angeles protest at City Hall, October 1. L.A. Municipal Code pertinent parts in everyday language.
The Irvine 11: Guilty of Being Muslims in America (tags)
Venice Boardwalk new ordinances NEED your feedback too ! (tags)
LA City Parks Dept had a meeting to draft or discuss a new ordinance about changing the crass commercial junk being sold on Venice Beach. But who could find out where or when the meeting was held ? Could it be intentional that the outreach was limited or non existent even to those who WANTED to attend, to comment, to question their tax-paid decision-makers?
Public Comment Needed on SNWA Snake Valley Pipeline to Vegas! (tags)
Another chance for members of the public to comment to the BLM and share their views on the proposed SNWA pipeline from Snake and Spring Valley aquifers to the Las Vegas region. Please request the BLM take the NO ACTION alternative and deny the pipeline access across public lands held by the BLM. We do not need any more aquifers being overdrafted for extra golf courses and suburban sprawl development (ie., Coyote Springs from Harvey Whittemore), we need flowing springs and seeps for our ecosystems!
Venice Boardwalk ordinance draft looks like it's going to fail it's duties (tags)
Venice Boardwalk has been a big loss to the City- how it is seen by Los Angeles' tourist crowds, and to LA's own image as an artistic or art-supportive environment. Commercial vending of cheap re-sale-mdse. bought at any local wholesaler while using City sidewalk free spaces ruins any art scene. City Council doing a draft that looks bad so far.
Gabriella Charter Corporation further encroaches Logan Street Public Elementary School (tags)
Gabriella Charter School Corporation has illegally occupied the Auditorium at Echo Park's Logan Street Elementary School, a public school.
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!
The Fix Is In: Washington's Planned Social Contract Destruction (tags)
July 23 Public Memorial for Geronimo Prat (tags)
A public memorial for former Black Panther Party leader Geronimo ji-Jaga Pratt will be held Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m. at the Agape International Spiritual Center, 5700 Buckingham Parkway, Culver City.
California State University System Raises Tuition (tags)
While Elliot Hirshman, the new president of San Diego State University, receives a $400,000 compensation package, the California State University?s (CSU) Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday 13 to 2 in favor of increasing tuition by an additional 12 percent for the 23-campus system. Students will be paying about $6,422, double the amount required in 2007.
LulzSec hacks Arizona State Police computers (tags)
The hacker group LulzSec hacked the Arizona DPS computers over SB1070 & Drug War. The Arizona DPS or Arizona Department of Public Safety is the state police agency of Arizona
Millionaires, Mendaciousness, and Miserable English Scores, the false Locke success story (tags)
Orchestrators of the Locke hostile takeover, Green Dot has in Arne Duncan's words 'Cracked the Code.' Cracked the code to poverty pimping that is. Marco Petruzzi is stacking major paper while 'graduating' students with single digit proficiency.
Target:Homeles-South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee Advocate Reports (tags)
Target:Homeles-South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee Advocate Reports The City of Santa Barbara is poised to push homeless out with illegal legislation which violates the US Constitution. Here is the report they never released to the public - or even discussed!!! Because frankly, they don't give a damn.
LAUSD's Deasy Disrespects Echo Park Moms 4 Education, but the struggle continues (tags)
Please join Echo Park Moms 4 Education in the fight to keep the Advisory Vote, the only democratic portion of LAUSD's deceptively named Public School Choice motion which gives away public schools.
State of Emergency Declared for Public School Funding (tags)
California community members, parents, and students joined teachers statewide declaring a State of Emergency caused by years of merciless budget cuts gutting public schools and social services.
The importance of this Tuesday's runoff election for school board (tags)
Tuesday's election will determine whether we have a school board member who listens to our community and parents or one beholden to the deep pocketed corporate charter school sector. If you live in LAUSD District 5, your vote matters.
Amma Summer 2011 Los Angeles Programs (tags)
AMMA, Los Angeles Public Programs Summer 2011
Echo Park Moms leading the way. Demand your right to vote! No more LAUSD privatization wit (tags)
Echo Park Moms 4 Education lead the struggle to save the public advisory vote, the only democratic portion of LAUSD's deceptively named Public School Choice motion which gives away public schools.
FIS recommends removing the last semblance of democracy from an already undemocratic proce (tags)
LAUSD's Public School Choice is already an anti-democratic measure to give public schools away to private charter corporations. Removing the advisory vote makes PSC all the more totalitarian and entirely removes community and parental voice. Either keep the advisory votes or repeal PSC altogether. This article discusses the document LAUSD is using to justify this move.
Echo Park Moms 4 Education: URGENT - Parent Wake-Up Call on Tuesday May 10th!!! (tags)
LAUSD's Public School Choice is already an anti-democratic measure to give public schools away to private charter corporations. Removing the advisory vote makes PSC all the more totalitarian and entirely removes community and parental voice. Either keep the advisory votes or repeal PSC altogether.
March on May 1 for Immigration Reform! (tags)
March with L.A. Labor for Immigration Reform on May 1! May Day Thousands of LA workers will march side-by-side with immigrant workers this Sunday in downtown Los Angeles to demand national immigration reform, to stop deportations and separations of families, and to support all workers’ rights.
Yellow Journalist Jim Newton Hails a Dubious Civil Rights Hero (tags)
In the Los Angeles Times' Jim Newton's topsy-turvy world view, oppressed and impoverished people of color just need to look to wealthy white male saviors from Beverly Hills to solve all their problems — Rudyard Kipling would have been proud.
Community activist priorities for LAUSD versus those of Food Revolution (tags)
Recently there has been a rash of people insisting that all of LAUSD's problems could be solved by letting celebrity chefs run the proverbial show. I beg to differ.
The White Man's Burden appears Uniformly Distributed By Zahir Ebrahim (tags)
‘If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.’ -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Halt the Militarization of Public Lands! (tags)
The Marine Corps wants to expand their base near Twentynine Palms into public lands that are currently used by families for recreational purposes. They are currently listening to public comments regarding the proposal. Let's fill their ears with opposition to war and militarism!
Speaking truth to Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Revisionists (tags)
While the charter-voucher supporters dominate the narrative, public school supporters still have the facts on our side. Rather than allow corporate voices drown us out, we must choose to explain why communities want public schools.
Public Workers’ Struggle Is Our Struggle (tags)
Though it ended in a setback when the Republican majority in the Wisconsin state legislature used legally dubious tactics to ram the bill through anyway, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s plan to strip his state’s public workers of the right to form unions and bargain collectively has engendered nationwide resistance from America’s increasingly embattled working class. Tens of thousands of people from Wisconsin and elsewhere flooded Madison, the state capital, and occupied the capitol building to protest Walker’s policies, and the Democrats in the Wisconsin State Senate left the state for three weeks to deny Walker and the Republicans the votes they needed to eviscerate the state’s union movement. America’s working and middle classes need to stand strong and fight back in the face of these efforts by the corporate and radical Right to deny the non-rich any voice whatsoever in America’s politics.
Los Angeles Stages Hollywood Antiwar Protest for Eighth Year (tags)
Rally called out by ANSWER Coalition brings out the Faithful. Photo Set one of three
Are School Privatizers Employing Fabian Núñez and Mercury Plubic Affairs to Champion Charte (tags)
Have local charter-voucher schools brought in even more hired guns to assure more privatization during this round of PSC?
Voters chose public school Echo Park Community plan over CNCA corporate charter school by (tags)
Parent continue to organize in support of the public school plan in hopes that LAUSD will consider the wishes of the community over the deep pocked interests of CNCA.
Over 1,000 Turn Out in San Diego to Support Wisconsin Workers (tags)
Over 1,000 people turned out for a rally outside the San Diego County Administrative Center February 26 at noon to support Wisconsin's unionized public workers against the threat by Governor Scott Walker and the Republican majority in the state legislature to pass a bill essentially eliminating the right of the state's public employees to unionize and bargain collectively. A wide range of speakers, including union activists, community leaders and elected officials, said that if Walker's bill and similar ones in other states pass, it will essentially mark the end of the American middle class. The rally was part of a nationwide mobilization, and many of those who braved the cold and the rain to attend mentioned that the protesters in Wisconsin itself are sleeping out in the cold and snow in weather far worse than that in San Diego.
Live Reporting from the Wisconsin Protests (tags)
Madison, Wisconsin IMC is offline right now- however there are other NONCORPORATE places to go for breaking news from Wisconsin-
It's Official, the LA Weekly is Ben Austin's personal public relations firm (tags)
How Jill Stewart's masseuse and porn ad pennysaver -- The LA Weekly -- has taken yellow journalism to new heights with its fanatical coverage of the corporate astroturf group Parent Revolution's school privatization pogroms in Compton.
Black History Month Celebration: The Unfinished Battle for Quality Public Schools (tags)
Education proponents will highlight the role of freed slaves in winning free, integrated public schools for the first time in U.S. history during the post Civil War reconstruction era
Lê’s “Gangster” Not Just Another Immigration Memoir (tags)
Lê Thi Diem Thúy was brought to this country from Viet Nam by her father in 1978, when she was six, but her book “The Gangster We Are All Looking For,” honored this year by the San Diego Public Library and PBS as the 2011 “One Book, One San Diego,” isn’t your ordinary immigrant’s memoir. Presented as a novel — which allows Lê to tap her childhood for material without having to be bound by literal truth — “Gangster” is written in an almost poetic prose style, rich in nature imagery, characteristic of many Asian writers who learned English as a second language. Introducing, reading from and commenting on the book at the Public Library downtown on February 2, Lê gave a presentation touching on a lot of the issues raised in her book, including culture clashes, the role of the imagination and language as a force that can tear people apart as much as it can bring them together.
The real question is, does the CCSA disseminate any information that isn't biased and inco (tags)
Looking at how the insatiably greedy executives and staffs of the California Charter School Association and Families That Can rigged the PSC 2.0 advisory votes to convert more public schools into privately run charters.
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.
Public Education Activists: Answers to very important PSC 2.0 questions (tags)
Very important information for defending public schools from outside takeovers during the PSC 2.0 advisory votes.
Oppose Brown’s cuts in California! Education must be a social right! (tags)
In his latest budget, California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, is proposing drastic cuts that will affect the lives of students and workers throughout the state, including $1.4 billion in cuts to higher education. The net wealth of the 19 richest Californians is more than ten times the entire amount of proposed budget cuts!
Get out the Public School Vote for CRES 14 during this week's PSC 2.0 Advisory! (tags)
Support Public Schools! Vote for the Local District 4 and Echo Park Community Partners Design Team Plan for CRES 14 during this week's PSC 2.0 Advisory!
Big Finance and Big Business paying for corporate charter school advertisements (tags)
Most corporate charter-voucher schools have budgets for marketing advertising, but just in case, the well heeled bosses at the Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce want to make sure you understand and act upon their corporate message.
Crafty Camino Nuevo Charter Charlatans (tags)
A critical look at the nefarious corporate charter operator, Camino Nuevo, which is trying to pilfer yet another new public school site under LAUSD's corporate giveaway resolution
Wikileaks SEP-ISSE Public Meetings (tags)
"The significance of the WikiLeaks exposures can be measured by the fact that the organization’s founder, Julian Assange, has faced death threats from US politicians and media figures as well as calls for his trial and execution. Assange is currently threatened with extradition to Sweden on trumped-up sex charges, while the Obama administration has labeled the WikiLeaks founder a "high-tech terrorist.” The attack on WikiLeaks and Assange poses a grave threat to democratic rights and to all those who seek to expose the crimes of the US government."
Waging War on American Workers (tags)
targeting the middle class
Responding to questions of teacher evaluation and performance (tags)
Addressing some of the false arguments by the corporate school privatization junta in regards to teacher evaluations and teacher performance.
DREAM Act Vote Will Not Be Forgotten (tags)
Senate fails to pass DREAM Act despite unprecedented mobilization and support by the general public
VENICE BOARDWALK OCEAN FRONT WALK Task Force Meeting 10/6/10 (tags)
this 1x/month meeting facilitated by LA City Council is a place for sharing information...or contentious arguments..
Green U.S. Senate Candidate: End Overseas Wars to Pay for Tuition-Free Higher Education (tags)
"If elected to the U.S. Senate, I will introduce legislation to establish a nationwide program to fully guarantee that every high school graduate living within the United States--regardless of immigration status--is eligible to receive a tuition-free education at a public college, university, or technical trade school of their choosing. We can pay for this program by immediately withdrawing all U.S. troops, private mercenaries, and independent contractors from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan."
UC Regent Richard Blum Personally Profiting Off UC Pension Money-Exposed In New Report (tags)
Peter Byrne in a presentation reports on the systemic criminal conflicts of interest of UC Regent Richard Blum in manipulating the UC Pension fund to benefit himself personally
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?
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.”
The Real Stink in Venice (tags)
Venice RV Dumping Hype Really Stinks
Under Threat: A Free and Open Internet (tags)
WE AGREE WITH YOUR SPECIAL U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER ...PRESIDENT OBAMA !!! (tags)
OUR WEALTHY ELITE RUNNING AMERICA THROUGH THEIR CONTROL OF OUR U.S.CONGRESS NOW APPEAR TO BE HEARING ALL us little people CRYING OUT FOR REAL JUSTICE TO BEGIN TO BE PROPERLY FINANCED IN ALL OUR VARIOUS COURTS OF LAW . ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ALL OF OUR POORER AMERICANS SURELY MUST HAVE A FUTURE OPPORTUNITY TO BE AFFORDED PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION PRIOR THE VERY REAL THREATS OF WRONGFULL LOSE OF THEIR THEIR CHILDREN, HOMES, FREEDOMS OR LIVES... FOR OUR SPECIAL AMERICA TO CONTINUE BEING ONE OF THE FAIREST AND FINEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD.FOR ALL OUR CITIZENS TO RESIDE IN.
Representative David Dreier (R-CA) Violates Civil Rights (tags)
June 14, 2010 On June 10, 2010, disabled member Bob Maschi went to Representative David Dreier’s office at 510 East Foothill Boulevard, Suite 201, San Dimas, CA. 91773. Representative Dreier is a Republican and member of the House of Representatives for California's 26th Congressional District. Representative Drier’s office is located on the second floor of an office building that does not have an elevator – a stairway is the only way up.
Stand Up for Local Media! Stop the Comcast/NBC Merger. (tags)
A Comcast takeover of NBC would mean higher prices, fewer choices, and could spark a wave of new media mergers. It would give one company too much control of what we can watch and how we can watch it.
HUD's Public Housing Privatization Scheme "PETRA" Is Rejected (tags)
People across the nation are speaking out against the scheme to privatize 1.2 million public housing units, under a HUD proposal called Transforming Rental Assistance (TRA) initiative. The struggle against the privatization of public housing in Berkeley and Oakland has blossomed into a nation wide struggle against the profiteers that are trying to terminate public housing programs across the nation! On May 25, 2010, at a congressional hearing, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and many housing advocacy organizations from across the country spoke-out against HUD's proposals, and submitted written statements for the hearing record opposing TRA, including the Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness and other Los Angeles housing and human rights organizations.
Yes on Proposition 15 Benefit Show! June 1st at the EchoLA! Feature DJ Jeremy Dawson of Shiny Toy Guns, White Apple Tree and Buddy Akai.
CA Candidate Leonard James Martin Commends Tesla for not Building at Downey Toxic Dump Sit (tags)
Candidate Leonard J. Martin has commended the decision of Tesla Motors Inc. not to build a green electric assembly plant at the contaminated toxic dump site in Downey, California. He also called for an investigation of sickness by Los Angeles County Of Education employees LACOE whose offices are located next to the site.
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.
Using Alleged Terrorism to Escalate Wars and Homeland Repression (tags)
NY bomb incident may unleash a wave of homeland repression
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.
5/13 CA State Superintendent Of Public Instruction Candidate Leonard Martin Backs LA Court (tags)
Leonard Martin, the only candidate for CA State Superinendent For Public Instruction opposing charter schools is backing a law suit against the illegal establishment by the LA Unified School District of Birmingham High School in Los Angeles and will attend the court hearing on May 13.
New York Car Bomb Incident: Another False Flag? (tags)
Another suspicious false flag possibility
WORLD WEEK FOR ANIMALS IN LABS 2010 (tags)
Local activists stage a cage sit in and fake liberation for the UN recognized event, World Week for Animals in Labs 2010.
Defend Public Education- March 4th Follow-up (tags)
Students, Teachers, workers and parents united last October to Strike and for a Day fo Aciton on March 4th. This is the second conference to Defend Public Education
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.
Nonprofit developers interested in Berkeley's public housing, minus the poor (tags)
Berkeley's mostly African-American public housing residents are not wanted by local nonprofit housing developers that are interested in the proposal to sell Berkeley's 75 public housing units!
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
March for California's Future (tags)
Educators, public employees, and others are marching from Bakersfield to Sacramento - hundres of miles - to fight for public services.
March 4 in Riverside (with embedded video) (tags)
March 4, 2010
RIVERSIDE - In a demonstration infused with dance, students and workers of the University of California, Riverside demanded an end to fee hikes, staffing furloughs, and cuts in class offerings. They chanted as they marched to downtown Riverside, where they were met by a contingent of student and worker activists from Riverside Community College for another rally. After the speeches, a carefully-orchestrated symbolic "death of public education" and die-in blocked traffic on University Avenue for about five minutes before protesters voluntarily cleared the street and avoided any threat of arrest.
Photo set 1: http://la.indymedia.org/news/2010/03/235667.php
Photo set 2: http://la.indymedia.org/news/2010/03/235687.php
Knock! Knock! UCLA -- It's time to let us in (tags)
The debate is over. We don't want to talk about "humane research." We demand to see it!
Shut down LA March 4th! Mtgs (tags)
On March 4th cities across California and thorughout the nation will engage in strikes, work stoppages, occupations, and rallies for public education
LA Students & UTLA Teachers Speak Out On Privatization-No More Give Aways, Save Our School (tags)
On February 9, hundreds of students and UTLA teachers rallied throughout Los Angeles to protest the privatization and destruction of public education in the school district
Rosa Parks Day in Californa ~ Early Life & Childhood (tags)
The early life of Rosa Parks shares a very common story of life in Black Farm communities throughout America, especially the Deep South. Today, the courage and faith of Rosa Parks is needed to close the final chapter of systemic racial discrimination with America's Last Plantation, the United States Departmento of Agriculture. Healthy Solutions are available by supporting, Black Agriculture in the 21st Century, focus on job creation, career development and creating sustainable communities, building on the legacy of a strong generation of elders and ancestors.
Berkeley public housing residents demand resignations (tags)
Berkeley's Public Housing Residents Say "Hell No" To The Privatization Of Their Housing & Demand Resignation Of Housing Director!
Anarchists to Hold Bookfair, Disseminate Radical Literature (tags)
Public is invited for workshops, performances, experiments in non-oppressive relations.
UCLA increases parking fees some more (tags)
UCLA has instituted a $3/ parking fee on Disabled Placard holders everywhere on campus after years of following Calif State free parking for legitimate blue zoned areas, starts Jan 1, 2010, but.....
Southwest Museum To Fully Close... (tags)
Autry Implements Full Closure, Returns Money and "Not Available" to Meet with Councilmember Jose Huizar Who's Offering Potential Signficant Funding. . . . THIS weekend from 12-5 p.m. either day, please stop by the Southwest Museum store, do some last minute holiday shopping but mostly, let them know you’ll miss them! This is the last weekend they're open.
Why I Voted NO on H.R. 3962 (Health Care) (tags)
Outside of the business as usual misinformation coming from medical insurance corporation spokespersons claiming Obama's healthcare plan is "socialist", very few legitimate critiques of Obamacare have made headlines. Here is another "NO" vote against H.R. 3962, though this time for very different reasons.
HABEAS LOUNGE Perspective Group 10 / Bicyclists + Public Transportation / DTLA Art Walk (tags)
How does downtown exist as a hub for MTA riders and bicyclists in the city? The HABEAS LOUNGE is a built environment created by LA artist Linda Pollack, specifically constructed to foster and animate civic dialogue. Topics of past LOUNGE series include urban planning, constitutional issues, the economy, and city history.
Paid Lying: What Passes for Major Media Journalism (tags)
state of today's major media
Settlement Puts an End to Controversial Elephant Hill Development in Los Angeles (tags)
Settlement between City of LA and Monterey Hills Investors LLC puts an end to the controversial residential development of 24 luxury homes on Elephant Hill in the community of El Sereno in Los Angeles.
Monday, October 19, 7:00 PM California’s Budget Crisis: The Rich Profit, Workers Pa (tags)
Public report and discussion on the who, what, where and what to do on California's budget mess. Includes strategizing on how to build a movement to force a sane and pro worker budget.
Furlough? Hell No! Cutback? Fight back! UCR Walkout (tags)
In one of the largest campus-based demonstrations in recent memory, UCR students, faculty, and staff joined together to protest tuition hikes and the budget cuts that are prompting furloughs and bad-faith bargaining with UC workers' unions.
LA Health Reform Rally Sticks it to Fox (tags)
Protesters Bite Back at Fox Tales: Healthcare Reform Advocates at Rally in Front of FOX Bear Huge Banner Stating "FOX News is Bad for Our Health!" Tuesday evening, Sept 22, a lively group of approximately 70 activists brought a Pro-Healthcare Reform rally to the sidewalk in front of FOX TV Center at 1999 Bundy in West Los Angeles. To be repeated next Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 5pm-7pm.
Truth Action on the 8th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks (tags)
Anyone unclear on the purpose and methods of Truth Action should visit this thread: http://truthaction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3227 Contrary to some rumors, racism and right-wing propaganda are UNWELCOME at truthaction.org.
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
Daily L.A. Single-Payer Healthcare Rallies --ANNOUNCING "CAMP HEALTHCARE" (tags)
STAND!! With L.A.'S "CAMP HEALTHCARE!!" STAND FOR THE NEXT SIX WEEKS WITH THE PEOPLE FOR THE REAL HEALTHCARE REFORMS!!
Orderly Town Hall Meeting Explores Public Option (tags)
Civility and Decorum Take Precedence at Ward A.M.E Health Care Forum/Discussion
CA Safe Schools Nominated for NAU Grant for Change Award (tags)
NAU supporting those who instigate lasting, positive change in their communities
Obama vs Insurance:Pillow fights (tags)
Obama and the health insurance companies are pillow fighting. Ready to concede, the Democrats are already saying the ya-hoo attended townhalls have stopped them from passing through legislation, what about the townhalls against the war(s)? This fight is stopping because it never really was meant to win. Just another pillow fight with big business. The media wants us to believe that there is some sort of mass movement out there that is opposed to any sort of health care that is not run by the private sector.
Congressmember Davis Speaks at Orderly Town-Hall Meeting (tags)
Elsewhere in the country Democratic Congressmembers are being heckled and sometimes driven off the stage when they try to hold town-hall meetings to explain the health-care reform bill the House is currently debating. Not in San Diego August 11, where Congressmember Susan Davis was able to hold a meeting in peace and discuss the issue in a polite, civil manner. This was largely due to the strategy of the sponsoring organization, the Hillcrest Town Council, which admitted their own members and Hillcrest residents first -- thereby assuring Davis a mostly liberal audience that wouldn't try to disrupt her meeting.
Alexander: Jerry Brown Creating Public Phobia Regarding Marijuana (tags)
California Attorney General Jerry Brown has made the assumption that if marijuana becomes legal, society will start getting stone and will become less competitive. Many of the gubernatorial candidates from the real Left dismiss Brown’s phony claims and believe legalizing marijuana will be a benefit to society, our economy, and will help California generate revenues.
Free Speech is a Right - Not a Lottery Prize! (tags)
FREE SPEECH IS A RIGHT NOT A LOTTERY PRIZE! Venice Beach Boardwalk Coalition (VBBC) challenges City of Los Angeles Permit/Lottery on Venice Boardwalk
Holocaust-denial events in SoCal, July 25 & 26 (tags)
This July, David Irving, a British neo-fascist and fraudulent historian, goes on the road in the United States, planning to hold approximately one and a half dozen speaking engagements over the course of a month. As militant anti-racists and anti-fascists, we are making a public call for resistance at each stop along the way of this tour.
No community support for $30M Discovery Center at EIR meeting (tags)
The Friends of the Whittier Narrows Natural Area is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the preservation of the Whittier Narrows Natural Area and neighboring lands as open space corridors. We promote and assist with restoration and educational uses of the Natural Area that are compatible with the conservation of plant and animal habitat and migration, historical resources, water quality, and public health and safety.
Checkpoints tonight (19/jun) and tomorrow night (20/jun) (tags)
KALAYAAN (FREEDOM) PHILIPPINES SERIES (tags)
3 Events This Week: Thursday-Saturday, June 11-13 Public Forum, Film Screening & Benefit Concert Presented by AJLPP, GABNet-LA, JFAV and ANSWER Coalition Filipino revolutionaries declared their independence from colonial Spain on June 12, 1898, 119 years ago. Two months later, the United States occupied Manila and declared war on the Philippines, crushing the young republic. Today, Filipinos are still in struggle for true independence and sovereignty. With continued U.S. occupation and intervention, and a culture of impunity of human rights violations forced on the people of the Philippines, the Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP), the GABRIELA Network (GABNet), Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the ANSWER Coalition commemorate Philippine Independence with fierce struggle in the United States. Join us at the following exciting events this week:
HIV Protesters Take The Streets in Hollywood (tags)
Protesters in Hollywood Demonstrate Against Schwarzenegger's Proposed HIV Service Cuts Which Many Believe to Be a Death Sentence.
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.
San José Police Department Targets Latinos, Photo Survey Shows (tags)
Photographic documentation of 14 daytime vehicle stops per hour within a 4-block section of Santa Clara Street during Cinco de Mayo celebrations substantiates a deliberate policy of targeting Latinos by the San José Police Department. Only a citizen police review board can represent a broad range of community interests and ensure police accountability.
Letter to California leaders concerning Public Transit (tags)
Emphasizing California's lack of progress and implementation of public transportation, and how it is one of the rudimentary causes of the state's financial failures.
Protest sweeps Europe (tags)
France Jan 29, 2009. Public and private workers mount a one-day strike with mass support. Schools, courts and transportation shut down in several cities. This article is from: Freedom Socialist Vol30 No2 April-May 2009.
Tues 3/17: Movement to Stop Blackwater Like Training Center in Riverside Grows (tags)
A private company, the Procinctu Group, has received approval for a “Blackwater-like” warfare training facility in Homeland, CA dubbed “The Ranch,” including shooting ranges, driving tracks, and live-fire training. The site is situated next to an established church retreat in a residential agricultural area that the developers say will be perfect for training because it looks “like Afghanistan.”
Clean Money: Better Elections (tags)
Clean money means accountability to voters, not special interests. It gives the ordinary citizen access to candidates. It levels the playing field and increases voter participation.
Light at the End of the Tunnel: Communities Must Stand Together for Change (tags)
Diverse communities in the U.S. have been standing together to bring about social change at the grassroots level in an unprecedented wave of euphoria set off by the inauguration of Barack Obama. Whether in public meetings, workshops, or protests the unity of purpose and momentum is palpable. What will it take to translate that human energy into real change?
Highway 39 To 2 past Crystal Lake to Rebuild, Reopen (tags)
Proposal for rebuilding Highway 39 so that it connects to Highway 2 (Angeles Crest) will be discussed this month.
How to Start a Union in Ten Steps (tags)
(below are the lessons taken from a successful organizing drive in 1997) 1) Be the best worker at your workplace If you are to influence your co-workers to join a union, you’d better already have their respect at work. This doesn’t mean that you must be the absolute best, but that you are a leader and rank among one of the best. This first step is the all-important foundation for your effort, directly or indirectly affecting EVERY other step toward forming a union. It helps also to be the best liked co-worker. Not that you need to be prom-king/queen popular, but that you are easily approachable, social, and generally kind. In being so, you’ll make your job of talking with your co-workers about a union – which constitutes 95% of the work of organizing — MUCH easier. If your trust is earned as a good worker and friend, you can better expect that your ideas will be not only better received, but kept away from management during the initial stage of secrecy.
Between the Minutes: Scenes from a KPFA board meeting (tags)
There's an authoritarian left, and there's a democratic left. KPFA's Local Station Board is where the twain meet, but not always in good faith.
Local Residents to Protest Plans for Paramilitary Training Center in Riverside, CA (tags)
LOCAL RESIDENTS ASK: WHY WAS THIS PRIVATE PARAMILITARY FIRM APPROVED BY THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS? Protest Planned Against Procinctu Plans to Build Private Military Training Center on Tuesday, January 27 Residents Hopes to Halt Construction of "The Ranch" Inspired by Successful Battle Against Blackwater's Plans in San Diego County WHERE: Outside the Riverside County Administrative Center, at 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside CA WHEN: 8:30 to 9:30 AM, Tuesday January 27, 2009 Protest outside Riverside County Administrative Center 11:00 a.m: Protesters will move inside to express concerns to Riverside County Board of Supervisors general meeting during Oral Communication
Act Now to stop the militarization of public lands! Jan 31 deadline (tags)
INLAND EMPIRE - January 25, 2009 The Marines want to use 188,000 acres of our desert for "live-fire training and maneuvering exercises."
Some Thoughts on Obama and the US Empire (tags)
Chris Burnett is host of "Indymedia On Air" on KPFK 90.7 FM, Los Angeles
How To Lose Pacifica, and How To Save It (tags)
As a member of KPFK's Local Station Board, I've been asked repeatedly to explain what's happening at the community radio station. This is my letter to the Pacifica National Board, KPFK's parent organization. I paint the PNB members with a broad brush here, and some individual members were as forthcoming as they could be under the hammer of "breaching confidentiality.". What we never got were official explanations. The Pacifica National Board can be reached at email@example.com.
Save LA Public Access (tags)
I found this during a web search - it's a couple days out of date, but it's important information. Contact the person in the article for more information.
Pacifica = KPFK's parent corp, problems are there too .... (tags)
This is a reposting from a distant discovered site that relates to KPFK as part of PACIFICA. Sad news all around.
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!
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.
East Los Angeles Charter School Students Arrive from China Marking the First Cultural Exch (tags)
East Los Angeles Charter School Students Arrive from China Marking the First Cultural Exchange Delegation in History between Los Angeles and China Sister Schools, Anahuacalmecac Completes First Trip to China as Part of Unprecedented Sister School Alliance
All Doctors Eliminated At Ca-OSHA (tags)
California has eliminated all medical doctors at Ca-OSHA for the 17 million workers in the state. The last doctor of Ca-OSHA has written a statement about the state of Ca-OSHA.
GOOD NEWS FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)
South Central Farmers, community members, and progressive organizations call for shutting down the "h" Horowitz Warehouse in South Central Los Angeles
Ian Masters on a Rampage (tags)
With the station disintegrating, Ian Master takes time out to answer a listener's concern by disrespecting the station's programming, fellow staff members, and station volunteers.
Cuba: Interview Porno Para Ricardo (tags)
* The Cuban Libertarian Movement (MLC) interviewed via internet a punk musical group active in Havana for over 10 years who are today a significant reference in a counter cultural scene that merits recognition and solidarity.
L. A. Teachers Fight Cuts in Education Budget (tags)
A UTLA Member Reports from the Picket Line Over 40,000 teachers, United Teachers Los Angeles, (UTLA), sacrificed an hour of their pay to protest the proposed state budget cuts on Friday, June 6, 2008. LA, CA
Is It Time To Connect KPFK with Your Community? (tags)
There's a way to do it, and it's to join KPFK's Community Advisory Board. The KPFK Community Advisory Board is forming TONIGHT!
Homeless No More (tags)
The laws criminalizing homelessness may have a subterranean purpose.
“Committed To Healing: Involuntary Commitment Procedures” : A Fraud (tags)
The law invites the ruling class, the government , the intelligence services, etc., to silence their adversaries while pretending to heal them.
California Chemtrail Convergence - Sat May 17th! (tags)
LOOK UP IN THE SKIES PEOPLE! Contrails are normal. Chemtrails are NOT. Chemtrails are seen all over the world. Their impact on our health is considerable. Join us as experts speak out on the aerosol assault in Los Angeles.
ASVAB is Military's Stealth Recruiting Tool (tags)
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is the military's most valuable recruiting asset. You can stop this predatory practice.
Neocon Jonah Goldberg Praises David Mamet (tags)
How would you feel if that raving Neocon Jonah Goldberg praised you? Well, this is the position that lapsed liberal David Mamet, a knee jerk supporter of Israel, is in. Mamet endorsed a “Free Market” system and bashed NPR, as “National Palestinian Radio.” In a rant for the Village Voice he explains his conversion to Conservatism and underscores how government should “get out of the way.” Goldberg lionized him for rejecting “the pieties of the Left.”
Orange County: Candlelight Vigil Marking 4,000th Death (tags)
New Santa Monica Law Would Make it Illegal for Homeless To Speak in City Downtown (tags)
City Seeks Vague Anti-Homeless Law as Pretext to Drive Homeless from its Downtown
OC Peace Coalition & Military Families Speak Out Presidents' Day Action--Nixon Library! (tags)
ORANGE COUNTY PEACE COALITION & MILITARY FAMILIES SPEAK OUT PRESIDENTS' DAY ACTION!
Caltrans says NO to hate (tags)
If anyone wants confirmative email headers on the email that I received and posted below, send me a request using a REAL email address and I'll forward a copy.
Villaraigosa and Huizar Renege on Promises to Protect the Southwest Museum (tags)
"Obviously, the Mayor and Council Member Huizar are together with the Autry. My personal opinion is that politics; money; and lobbying, that Autry pays very highly for, have trumped the will of the people of Highland Park and Northeast L.A." -- Nicole Possert, co-chair, Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition
The Minuteman Highway (tags)
The Minutemen are “benevolently” giving back! So they think. According to LA Times’ Richard Marosi, the Minutemen were recently approved by the California Transportation Department to adopt a two mile stretch of the 5 Freeway near San Clemente, CA
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.")
Infoshop Opening Soon in Santa Barbara (tags)
A collective in Santa Barbara is currently working to open an infoshop in the city. We hope by February to open our doors to the public.
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.
OC Superior Court Judge dismisses criminal case against Coyotl Tezcatlipoca (tags)
Judge throws out case because Costa Mesa’s city attorney never took an oath as a public prosecutor; civil rights case still pending.
Criminal Trial for Costa Mesa Activist (tags)
The charges of “disrupting” a city council proceeding stem from a free-for-all that broke out during a public comments session of the Jan. 3, 2006, Costa Mesa city council meeting after police, acting on Mayor Allan Mansoor’s orders to take an early recess, pulled Acosta away from the speaker’s podium and pushed him outside the council chambers before his three minute speaking limit had expired.
$10,000 Penalty For Posters About Political Event ! (tags)
ANSWER Coalition, promoter of some of the largest. most successful Wash DC demonstrations, is threatened with $10,000 fines for posters promoting upcoming demos. This threatens ALL interests that may hope to gather peacefully to express grievances to officals and mainstream public.
Tom Hayden is given the Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award (tags)
The New York Times book review has said; Hayden is "the single greatest figure of the 1960s student movement.”; Nicholas Lemann, national correspondent of The Atlantic has written "Tom Hayden changed America"; Forty years later he was described as "the conscience of the Senate" by the political columnist of the Sacramento Bee; When he retired in 2000 after eighteen years, including chairing the committees on higher education, labor and environment, he received the longest farewell of any legislator in memory, according to the Los Angeles Times; "His journey is our journey through the tumultuous and disillusioning decades, He is our Everyman, he is us." – Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Los Angeles Moves to Forefront of National Impeachment Movement (tags)
Leaders of the Westside Greens, the Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Greens, and the Santa Monica Democratic Club have established the Impeachment Center to provide a facility for phonebanking, letterwriting, and the distribution of lawn signs, bumper stickers and a full range of impeachment action items and related literature.
Liberty Quarry- A Rock Hard Sell (tags)
As Granite Construction continue to pay millions to bolster their propaganda campaign, to sell Liberty Quarry, SOS has gained tremendous public support, collecting small donation and some grocery monies, to educate the public about a future industrial menace.
The Battle for Mass Transit in Los Angeles (tags)
Scenes and public commentary from the MTA's public hearing on the recent fare hike, as well as general commentary on the event and a discussion as to what prevents Los Angeles from creating the mass transit system it direly needs.
People's Network request for a public apology from CHIRLA, CARECEN, MIWON (tags)
People's Network in Defense of Human Rights requests a public apology from CHIRLA, CARECEN, and MIWON for statements blaming youth and anarchists for police violence.
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..
jeb bush Joins the Tenet Gravy Train (tags)
l.a. city news service wire betrays lapd/miwon lie (tags)
city news service wire announcement of council task force public hearing yesterday still contains original lapd version "demonstrators responded by throwing..."
MIWON cover for LAPD mayday attack unresolved (tags)
MIWON maintains its refusal to publicly renounce its cover for LAPD mayday attack, enabling police commanders to escape accountability.
Public Terror: Escalating the War on Migrants (tags)
The mass public assault on the May 1st rally and a public raid on migrants at a shopping mall in Chicago shortly before May 1st mark a brutal and highly public escalation in the ruling class's war on migrants. Increased resistance like the upcoming May 17th march to MacArthur Park is exactly what the situation calls for.
Help the Bus Riders Keep Fares Low (tags)
The BRU is protesting the proposed MTA fare hikes. We're in the middle of a war for oil, and they want to cut back, discourage, and raise fares. The working class economy sucks, and they want to suck the money from our purses. How about they do the right thing, and get rid of the SUV subsidy? Protest!
SpiritHouse Launches campaign to end the image war against African American women (tags)
On the tails of the hurtful words of Don Imus, the Our Name is Our Own Campaign™ will target the systemic level of this habitual branding, and how it sabotages the work of social justice and obscures the vision for our common dreams. This grassroots campaign will be unveiled by Ruby Sales -- acclaimed civil rights activist, social critic, public theologian and history maker -- at the Lucy Florence Cultural Center located in Los Angeles, at 11am this morning. See below for press release.
Health Reform: Turning from the Solidarity Principle (tags)
Neoliberal economic and labor market policy, stagnating working income and continuing mass unemployment have withered the extent of employment paying into social security.. The next financing crisis of health insurance is pre-programmed.
OAKLAND CITY ATTORNEY SLAMS CRITICS OF LAWSUIT AGAINST OAKLAND HOUSING AUTHORITY (tags)
Critics of the recent lawsuit filed against the Oakland Housing Authority by the City of Oakland, are under attack from the City Attorney's office!
Homeless People Win --Jury Says “Not Guilty” at Trial: Activist Seeks Community Response (tags)
Homeless People Win --Jury Decides “Not Guilty” in Skid Row Activist's Criminal Trial. States the Homeless Activist "I haven't decided what I will do next; and I am interested in what suggestions people have. ”
Skid Row Activist on Trial --Anti-Brutality Rally Update (tags)
Downtown L.A. Hotel Attempts to Ban Homeless People from It's Public Areas --Saturday demonstrations against police brutality on Skid Row in front of LAPD Central Division headquarters continue weekly:
Skid Row Activist on Trial --Anti-Brutality Protest this Saturday (tags)
Downtown L.A. Hotel Attempts to Ban Homeless People from It's Public Areas --Meanwhile, this Saturday will see continuing demonstrations against police brutality on Skid Row in front of LAPD Central Division Headquartes:
Bush 2008 budget to brutalize humanity (tags)
Bush budget proposes to brutalize America!
Villaraigosa Shouted Down at Black History Event By L.A.'s Rising Homeless Protesters (tags)
LA CAN protest rocks "Black History Month" ceremony; in front of pop star Stevie Wonder, L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa drowned out by angry homeless advocates protesting racist police attacks against homeless blacks downtown.
VIDEO: Veterans For Peace light 3,000 candles on Santa Monica beach (tags)
Uploaded is video from the Veterans for Peace New Year’s Eve installation in response to the 3,000th US military death in Iraq. 3,000 candles were lit for each death.
public blue (tags)
A movie and a brief talk about the situation in Osaka and hopefully showing some similarities in urbanism with the destruction of the south central farm
Come out with your hands up, Grover Trask! (tags)
Call for the arrest of several public officials, including the District Attorney of Riverside and two Superior Court judges for covering up/collusion in attempted murder.
Are cops trained to lie to the media and cover up police crimes and dirt? (tags)
Read this article written by a cop for Police Public Relations and you answer the question? The answer is pretty obvious!
The Welfare State and Democracy (tags)
The German presidential cabinets following the Mueller government cut the basic social rights of employees and unemployed at a breakneck speed and dismantled the welfare state and democracy.
Dope dealing feds???? (tags)
What a novel way to recruit peole to kill Arabs? Offer them coke, and fake the results on their tests.
Omissions in the Iraq Study Group Report (tags)
Omissions in the ISG Report are more important than what's in it.
Mourning for Pinochet-US establishment shows its affinity for fascism (tags)
Mourning for Pinochet-US establishment shows its affinity for fascism
Cops have a double standard on releasing information (tags)
Isn't it great the cops have a double standard about releasing information about criminals. One standard for the general public and the world "NO" when it comes to releasing information about criminal cops - Chandler Police Department would not release basic public information, such as Forward's date of hire, his job title or his salary. The department routinely releases information on suspects who are not police officers without notice.
More than 1,000 officials snared in FBI corruption probes (tags)
More than 1,000 government employees, including hundreds of police officers, have been convicted over the last two years in FBI corruption cases against crooked public officials,
Scientists fret over missing grey whales (tags)
Scientists fret over missing grey whales
Fewer polar bear cubs survive in Alaska (tags)
Fewer polar bear cubs survive in Alaska
Liberation News Voter Recommendations (tags)
While the system is stacked against working people and the poor through rampant electoral fraud and the corrupt corporate buying and selling of candidates to the American people, Liberation News suggests people vote as one part of a broader struggle for change.
Bombs Explode at Mexico City’s TRIFE, PRI and Scotia bank (tags)
Bombs Explode at Mexico City’s TRIFE, PRI and Scotia bank
LA Greens Endorsements for Nov. 7 Ballot (tags)
The Los Angeles Greens endorsed Proposition 89 (Clean Money) and Proposition 87 (Oil Tax to Fund Alternative Energy) . Here is the full list of our recommendations for November 7, 2006:
Government Grants For Women 888 384 9608 24hrs (tags)
Programs That Offer Government Assistance To Women
Hope VI Project Double-Crosses Oakland Renters (tags)
Massive Gentrification Projects To Displace The Poor Are Taking Place In Oakland, California!
New Expose´of ExxonMobil, "Out of Balance" Released (tags)
Joe Public Films releases new documentary, "Out of Balance" about ExxonMobil
Navy officer tapped to head LA schools (tags)
Navy officer with no experience tapped to head LA schools
Bush & Public-deception on Number of Iraqi's Killed since His 2003 Invasion (tags)
OFFICIAL PUBLIC DECEPTION & COVERUP BY BUSH: THE HUMAN COST OF PUBLIC DECEPTION UNDER BUSH-CHEYNEY ADMINISTRATION. PENTAGON QUICKLY CONTRADICTS BUSH's PUBLIC CLAIM.
Alexander Declares War Against Liberty Quarry (tags)
Today Stewart Alexander, Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, is recruiting Californians statewide to stop the plans to open one of the largest open surface mines in the United States. Alexander says this is a war to stop Granite Construction and Liberty Quarry, to save lives, to protect our environment and our future.
Long Beach Public LIbrary Trashes Collection (tags)
Political Corruption in Israel (tags)
HAD HAMLET been a reserve soldier in the Israeli army, he might now declare: "Something is rotten in the State of Israel!"
Chevron Fights Proposition 89 (tags)
Big Oil has begun funding the effort to prevent public financing of political campaigns in California.
UPDATE to RED ALERT 9/11/06 (NASA, Ft. Monroe and Houston) (tags)
With time running out on a Bush Administration that is itching for more war in the Middle East and more political control at home, a former Army intelligence and public affairs officer has a vital question for all Americans: Are this week's Al Qaeda news and secretive, suspicious government terror drills a set up for a new 9/11 5th anniversary attack, code-named 9/11-V?
Report Back: FCC Public Hearing on Media Ownership (tags)
LOS ANGELES, August 31, 2006 - A public hearing with two of the five commissioners of the FCC was held Thursday this past week on the USC campus.
Nestle corporation & McCloud's aquifer agua theft (tags)
Water bottling giant Nestle corporation is pressuring McCloud residents to read two thick volumes of EIR before public comment period ends. Risks to aquifer and ecosystem following massive water withdrawal by Nestle are long term, more time needed to review EIR..
The US media and the London terror scare (tags)
Since August 10, when British authorities arrested two dozen individuals in connection with an alleged plot to blow up a number of airplanes over the Atlantic Ocean, the American mass media has worked ceaselessly to create a climate of fear.
GMO Disease Epidemics: (10) Bt-cotton Fiber Disease (tags)
Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 10th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with an almost science-fiction affliction -- Bt-cotton Fiber Disease.
What is political correctness? (tags)
What is political correctness, where did it come from, and why is it so influential at universities? It is the object of widespread ridicule, usually a very powerful weapon, so why doesn't it go away?
COMMENTS ON HELEN CALDICOTT'S NEW BOOK NUCLEAR POWER IS NOT THE ANSWER (tags)
A POWERFUL INDICTMENT OF COMMERCIAL NUCLEAR POWER AND WHY ITS USE MUST END.
500 Women Take Over TV Station in Bloodless Coup Against State/Corporate Media (tags)
author: The women of Oaxaca Rock!
L.A. City Council limits Free Speech (repost) (tags)
L.A. City Council To Abide By 'Rules Of Decorum' People addressing the Los Angeles City Council will have to speak their mind without using profanity, being too loud or making offensive comments, according to "rules of decorum" approved Tuesday.
LA City Council flushs First Amendment down the toilet (tags)
Ratcheting up restraints on public comment, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved new rules of ''decorum'' designed to squelch offensive and disruptive behavior at council meetings, ranging from foul language and racial slurs to singing, whistling, foot-stamping and other boisterous conduct.
Poor and Elderly Die in California Heat Wave (tags)
The deaths during California's recent heat wave were due to market forces not natural causes
GMO Disease Epidemics: (4) GM-Insulin (tags)
Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 4th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing with GM-INSULIN. (see the 2nd, "Hepatitis B Vaccine", for a rundown of the extreme dangers of genetically engineered medicine)
Medea Benjamin Disrupts Iraqi PM Speech (tags)
Medea broke into a chant saying: "Iraqis want the troops to leave, bring them home now! Listen to the Iraqis!"
GMO Disease Epidemics: (2) Hepatitis B Vaccine (tags)
Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused many disease epidemics-- documented but unpublicized. Note that GE medicine has been totally ignored by environmentalists and anti-GMO campaigners. Read and take heed -- it may save your health or life.
Stem CellDebate In Senate This Week (tags)
the gop abortion industry....
Women, Autonomy & Creating a Caring Economy in Venezuela (tags)
Support for the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela continues to grow, including in Los Angeles where grassroots communities gathered June 24 for a public event on Women, Autonomy & Creating a Caring Economy in Venezuela.
Public Forum on the Southwest Museum (article and transcript) (tags)
On July 1st, The Southwest Museum closed. The Autry National Center, which owns it, claims the future of the museum is secure, while Friends of the Southwest Museum is concerned about the lack of a concrete plan and whether or not relocating parts of the museum to Griffith Park is necessarily the best scenario. The lack of a tangible plan as well as a claimed scarcity of public input has fueled suspicion by the Coalition as to the owner’s true motive.
A.N.S.W.E.R. Public Forum on Palestine: Behind the Crisis in Gaza (tags)
This Friday night, join the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition to discuss the crisis in Palestine caused by the recent Israeli invasion of Gaza.
The time doesn't stop - of the need of a commitment with the education. (tags)
about the need to understand that the education is the only exit to the countries if they develop
DIRTY SECRETS OF THE TEMPLE (tags)
HOW THE US FEDERAL RESERVE HAS ABUSED THE PUBLIC SINCE INCEPTION
DIRTY SECRETS OF THE TEMPLE (tags)
AN ACCOUNT OF HOW THE US FEDERAL RESERVE HAS ABUSED THE PUBLIC SINCE INCEPTION
Supporters of "Everyman's" Beach Club to Rally on Sand Against Neighbor Lawsuit (tags)
Wealthy neigbors have filed a lawsuit to try to stop Santa Monica from opening a public beach club near two exclusive private clubs. Outraged community members have organized a rally on the sand in Santa Monica Environmental, beach access and historic preservation groups have come out in support of the project and the public's right to use the beach and public coastal property.
Final vote expected today on involuntary outpatient commitment bill AB 2357 (tags)
Invoking an obscure senate rule Monday, California Senate Appropriations Chair Kevin Murray bumped involuntary psychiatric treatment bill AB 2357 to the Senate Floor, scuttling public input and fast-tracking the bill to its final vote today. Ardently opposed by a coalition of consumers, survivors, ex-patients and allies, the bill seeks to extend "Laura's Law", the state's soon-to-sunset outpatient commitment law.
Wow!!! A special type of arrest and on the spot plea bargin for gov employees (tags)
Wow!!!! A special type of arrest and on the spot plea bargin that allows government employees guilty of crimes to get a slap on the wrist with out being arrested or charged with a crime
My letter to the Mayor about the farm (tags)
The city of Los Angeles has a solemn legal and moral responsibility to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its residents. That responsibility demands the city's immediate intervention on behalf of the South Central Farm.
Farmers Say Talks Are On With Developer (tags)
From the Farmers Press Release:
SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS: Media Advisory (tags)
Cindy Sheehan and Marcy Winograd Rally for Progressive Candidates Against War (tags)
Anti-war Activist Cindy Sheehan and Reverend Lennox Yearwood of Louisiana join 36th District Progressive Candidate Marcy Winograd for an Out of Iraq Rally and Winograd for Congress launch party in Mar Vista Park just east of Venice. QT video total running time 4:06. Video produced by The G Living Network (http://gliving.tv). Music courtesy of Mike Lenert / Lettuce Prey (http://www.ltprey.com).
Delgadillo’s Problems May be Much Bigger Than Deceiving the Public (tags)
LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2006 -- Making multiple false claims to the public about his past and committing perjury in 2001 about his qualification on an application for his present job may just be the tip of a huge iceberg for the LAPD-endorsed Delgadillo.
South Central Farm v. California Attorney General Primary Election (tags)
LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2006 – Contrary to common view, the ongoing SOUTH CENTRAL FARM issue and next Tuesday’s primary election for Attorney General are far more related than most citizens see.
More Bad News for Delgadillo, LAPD's Choice for State's Top Cop (tags)
LAPD's front man, Rocktard Delgadillo hasn’t had any good news lately. First, it was news of his fraudulent claims to a non-existent professional football career and then last week news that he committed perjury in 2001. It just got worse today.
When Liberal Non-Profits Exploit: LA Workers Are Fighting For Their Rights (tags)
Los Angeles, California--In 2002, the Fund for Public Interest Research (FFPIR) closed one of its LA offices. Management gave no reason for the abrupt closure, but employees alleged in an LA Weekly article that the office had been shut down because they filed a petition to organize a union.
In April of 2006, the Fund closed another city office, almost a year after workers successfully won their own union election through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). That time management told employees it was because of a failure to hire new administration officials, but union members say the company refused to negotiate and even retaliated against them with hiring freezes and bogus terminations.
Now there is one organized office remaining in LA, and it’s struggling to exist amid an eight month hiring freeze and claims that the company is outsourcing work and defrauding employees.
Los Angeles Sentinel Endorses Paparian for Congress in 29th (tags)
The largest and oldest black-owned newspaper on the west coast has endorsed a Green for Congress in the San Gabriel Valley, giving the nod to former Pasadena Mayor Bill Paparian over the Democrat incumbent.
BREAKING NEWS: Candidate for State Attorney General Position Committed Perjury (tags)
LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2006 – According to newly discovered public records, Rockard John Delgadillo, the candidate running for California Attorney General against Jerry Brown in June 6, 2006 primary election committed felony perjury six years ago when he falsely certified himself to be a qualified candidate for the job of City Attorney for Los Angeles.
Mad Profits (tags)
The new typoe described by the sociologist Christopher Lasch in his book "The Blind Elite" is unscrupulously fixated on economic calculation.. He cannot feel a sense of responsibliity for the community of a city, region or country.
Silent Coup D'etat in Los Angeles - Part II (tags)
Los Angeles Taxpayer's Lawsuit Targets Main Source of Corruption in LAPD: Illegal Payoffs to Los Angeles Judges. A recently filed lawsuit by a taxpayer aims at exposing illegal payments received by Los Angeles County judges from public coffers. Public records show that since 1998 LA County Judges have quietly taken around one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000.00) on top of their state salaries out of public coffers. State law prohibits such practice.
New Orleans: Who Stole Fortier High School? (tags)
How does a historically black high school get turned into predominantly white elite charter school? Alcee Fortier High School in New Orleans is a symbol of everything wrong in New Orleans today.
Director of Project Censored To Speak at 9/11 Truth Education/Strategy Conference (tags)
Peter Phillips, an associate professor of sociology at Sonoma State University and the distinguished Director of Project Censored, will be a featured presenter during a weekend of exposition and strategy aimed at challenging the official version of the 9-11 attacks, and raising public awareness of their full scope.
18 Days Left to Save The South Central Farm (tags)
There are only 18 days left to fundraise for the Purchase of the South Central Farm. If the money is not raised Horrowitz has already gotten the court order to begin eviction as soon as this purchase option fails. He has more interest in having fail because he stands to make up to 25 million dollars if he sells the land to other developers.
Muslim Americans to join May 1st immigration marches nationwide (tags)
Upload in two parts is a phone interview with Edina Lekovic of the Muslim Public Affairs Council
Mass Evictions From Oakland's Public Housing (tags)
Fraud And Corruption At The Oakland Housing Authority Results In Mass Evictions!
THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND SECURES OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)
After a contentious three-year land-use battle that made news around the world, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) has secured an opportunity to save the Farm.
A Wave of Red Hits the News (tags)
In China, propaganda dominates the airwaves and the publications, freedom is not a cherished idea, and dissent automatically leads to incarceration or death. The media is just another arm of one of the most oppressive governments in the world. In America, we watch our rights to free speech and to a responsible media system dwindle. We aren't as bad as China yet, but we certainly aren't the democracy we used to be. It's time to take action through more grassroots media work and through enacting legislative reforms for mainstream media. // Copyright 2006, Sasha A. Rae, All Rights Reserved
Tax Deductible Donation to Save the South Central Farm (tags)
We are still under threat of eviction if we don't raise some of the money to help purchase the farm away from Horrorwitz.
The Contradictions are our Hope (tags)
Multilateral trade agreements-like the WTO-are not per se something good, especially when they only codify the rules of the rich. Until trade policy changes, massive changes of social hierarchies of power are necessary Th WTO is undemocratic and unjust.
Community Response to Mr. Zine (tags)
Community response to the "Angelino of Retribution"
This Monday: Farmers Day in Court (tags)
Monday 17th, 2006 @ 8:30 in the morning in Superior Court Dept. 1.
Water as a Commodity (tags)
The rage of the residents of Soweto is directed against the installed meters.. The first mammoth prepaid water project started in 1992 under Margaret hatcher.. The water suppliers cynically described this as "self-disconnect."
CNN Fears 911 Truth - Cancels Ed Asner's Appearance (tags)
author: someone Infowars received an email from author and publisher Sander Hicks this afternoon indicating that the interview with Ed Asner scheduled for this evening on Showbiz Tonight has been cancelled. Hicks, a published author on the 9/11 cover-up as well as a Green Party senatorial candidate in New York was slated to appear with Asner on the program to discuss 9/11. Infowars confirmed with sources at CNN the segment was cancelled because another guest who had agreed to appear as an opposition voice to Hicks and Asner refused to participate the interview at the last moment. The CNN source further indicated that the opposition guest was none other than a former member of the Keene 9/11 whitewash Commission.
Fast Food Media (tags)
The new paradox of journalism is that more and more publications cover fewer and fewer stories.. Idealists have lost and accountants have won.
MEDIA ALERT: DISAPPEARING GENOCIDE (tags)
The media beat the drums for th Balkans war, esp with the word :'Genocide' However,'lately this word is disappearing from their writings on the NATO war. The real target of Western 'intelligence' was not Iraq, but the British and American public - the goal was to frighten and deceive us to support a war fought for elite interests. It was to persuade us to send our troops to kill and die for profits. It was to persuade us to ignore clear warnings that, in all likelihood, we would be subject to terrorist reprisals. Such risks were clearly deemed a small price to pay for the prize that mattered - control of Iraqi oil and enhanced influence in the region and beyond.
OC Register fixes polls (tags)
OC Register misreports its own polling results.
MP3 Audio: South Central Farmers address City Council. (tags)
The Tax State in the Globalization Trap (tags)
The middle class cannot do what corporations do..German corporations pay little corporation tax; their share amounts to 2.6% of all taxes. For decades, they even received more subsidies than the profit taxes paid in Germany. Corporate enrichment in the US leads to state deficits and social cuts.
Update on the current situation of the South Central Farm (tags)
Update on the current situation of the South Central Farm
Nature of Good and Evil - Christ vs Antichrist (tags)
An actual audio recording of the Son of Man outlining the very real war senario of Christ vs. Antichrist.
The South Central Farmers Push, and City Hall Budges (tags)
City Council proves fallow, but the Mayor's office has initiated negotiations to save South Central Farm. The Farmers still have a long row to hoe--they need to raise $7.35M to save the Farm.
Diebold Whistleblower Facing Charges (tags)
An open letter to Bruce McPherson and the citizens of the United States
South Central Farmers to Present Documentary on Their Struggle (tags)
Members of the South Central Farmers will present a 10-min documentary on thier struggle for land rights and food security at the Santa Monica Green Party office: 2809 Pico in Santa Monica (on the #7 Big Blue Bus Line)
Gore VIdal and Scott Ritter (tags)
Former weapons inspector Scott Ritter will join legendary writer-radical reformer Gore Vidal in LA on March 4.
Screening on Infoshop Culture (tags)
Out of Boulder Colorado, this is a pretty detailed and thoughtfull documentary looking into different infoshops around the country. Screening at Betalevel on Monday Feb. 27th at 7:30
Memorandum 2005: Alternative Economic Policy (tags)
In Germany and the US, the corporation is often stylized as the suffering servant. The market is made sacrosanct; all problems are defined as interferencs with the market. Profits soar and investments fall. Corporations pay increasingly less tax.
URGENT- ACT NOW 4 BIG MOUNTAIN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES (tags)
Stop S. 1003, "The Navajo Hopi Land Settlement Act Amendments of 2005"
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.
Pro-Migrant Activists Turn the Tables (tags)
Costa Mesan residents hit their anti-migrant counci member in his pocketbook
Saving the Bay of La Paz & Gulf of California (tags)
This is a brief summary of our groups efforts & progress towards saving, preserving and restoring the Bay of La Paz & Gulf of California, the most bio-diverse body of water on earth.
Trump Seeks Widdow's Home Demolished (tags)
Donald Trump Wants Vera Cooking's Home Demolished To Make Room For Limousines To Turn Around Easily; Atlantic City Wants Him To Get His Way
LET IT BE KNOWN - Propagandized stupider than the fates will allow (tags)
Let it be known, that the senior management national news reducers of CBC and CNN, know full well, they would rather watch American Soldiers die as the thieving bad guys, than to defend God's America by reporting that the demon enemy George W. Bush, and his business partner General Ahmad, committed the terrorist acts of 9/11, along with Rumsfeld, Rice, Cheney, and Myers.
URGENT ACTION (tags)
Call to phone CSPAN and demand that they reverse last-minute decision to not broadcast Feb 4 protests.
LA City Council to Minutemen: Go Home! (tags)
In a stinging denunciation, the L.A. City Council goes on record against the Minutemen and Save Our State, but ices out the farmers.
Illuminati Part 1 (tags)
Who really controls your life? You? hahahaha funny answer!
Catastrophe as Blueprint (tags)
"The majority of the electorate is now living outside the cities. The people there don't want to spend one cent for the cities. This rejection of all public spirit arose through America's suburbanization."
A Wizard's defense on behalf of our Humanity - Last Call (tags)
These are the only motions than were filed on behalf of Johnny Wizard's defense on behalf of our Humanity. A man arrested for threatening the continuing existence of the lawless demon anti-Christ, Our Mr. bush Jnr.
its 1984 (tags)
internationals against video surveillance (tags)
an international grouping sponsors an international day against video surveillance.
Letter of complaint filed against Costa Mesa Mayor (tags)
The following "letter of complaint" was delivered during the public comments section of the Tuesday, January 17, 2006 meeting of the Costa Mesa City Council. It was filed on behalf of the Tonantzin Collective.
DEPLETED URANIUM - A HIDDEN LOOMING WORLDWIDE CALAMITY (tags)
The hidden threat to all planetary life from US use of depleted uranium weapons in 4 wars
CM Mayor Puts Choke-hold On First Amendment During Immigration Crackdown (tags)
Mayor Allan Mansoor of Costa Mesa lets lets Minuteman followers have there say, but cuts off immigrant rights activists.
Protest Costa Mesa City Council 1/17 (tags)
Download Recall Arnold Petitions Online Now! (tags)
Recall Arnold Petitions
Christ's Recorded Statement to America (tags)
END TO END EVIL: The Real Abramoff Story (tags)
Filling in the blanks left by the mainstream media.
Canada's Johnny Wizard VS. the demon antiChrist Our Mr. bush Jr. (tags)
Synopsis: I had been writing critically of the Bush Administration, when, the Secret Service top secretly requested I be arrested quietly for threatening the life of George W. Bush.
MON 12/19 & TUES 12/20: Stanley Tookie Williams' Public Viewing & Memorial (tags)
There will be a public viewing of Stanley Tookie Williams on Monday, December 19, 2005, from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m., at the House of Winston Mortuary located at 9501 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. The memorial service for Stanley Tookie Williams will take place Tuesday, December 20, 2005, at 12 noon. The service will take place at Bethel A.M.E. located at 7900 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles. The service will be open to the public, but seating is limited. Overflow viewing will take place outside of the church on jumbotron screens.
Going public on the Gilchrist campaign (tags)
Photo of the Gilchrist campaign van at their "victory party." Noting my intention to type a complete statement on my experience with SOS/Gilchrist campaign/Minuteman groups.
Sub-Committee Hears Legislation That Could Dismantle Community Access TV. (tags)
House Subcommittee on Commerce hears legislation that could severely damage local community access TV. Community media advocates call for intensification, in the coming weeks, of efforts to defeat this legislation.
Volunteer to Recall Schwarzenegger! (tags)
18 year old Marine from Pasadena Killed in iraq (tags)
Lance Cpl. Sergio H. Escobar, 18, of Pasadena, Calif., died Oct. 9 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.
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.
Protest the Annual World Bank and IMF meetings::Call for Direct Action::Sept. 23-25, 2005 (tags)
Join us and the millions around the world dedicated to a world where development, security, and democracy are no longer tools of rhetoric employed by the World Bank, the IMF, and the U.S. government but are realities in the lives of all. Come to Washington DC September 23-25th for a weekend of spirited action to shake the pillars of empire!
Danny DeVito for Governor: Dump the Evil Twin (tags)
The evidence is overwhelming. Not only has the Evil Twin caused great harm in his first political role, there’s no forecasting the disaster if he gets to star in the sequel. If the voters are committed to having an actor as their governor, they should at least have the right to the performance of a good actor. Californians should dump Schwarzenegger and elect Danny DeVito, as Governor of California. He’s smarter, better looking, and we can understand (and believe) what he says.
Self-Help Graphics Update (tags)
Update on the Self-Help Graphic story. 200 attend mass meeting in Highland Park to find a way to open the doors of Self-Help again. following materials and photo come from Chicano artist Harry Gamboa. See art for change web log for more details on story: www.art-for-a-change.com/blog
URGENT ACTION ALERT: Military Out Of Our Communities! (tags)
Please take a few minutes to make two or three phone calls.
DoD Directive 1334.1, "Wearing of the Uniform", 05/17/2004 (tags)
I was not aware that the US Navy authorized wearing of uniform to a public demonstration.
Update on Self-Help Graphics protests & mass meetings (tags)
the following was pulled from Mark Vallen's weblog, an artist who has been covering that story and more....... www.art-for-a-change.com/blog
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?
Public Safety Negligence in California (tags)
Public safety negligence by Governor of California. Now victims of mudslide can sue him for deliberately mismanagemnt!
Public outrage against SMC Board of Trustees (tags)
Uploaded is an MP3 file of public comments to The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees meeting of June 6, 2005
Another Racist Protest (tags)
SOS Plans to host another rally of hate.
Pasadna's Historic Raymond Theatre - Notice of Public Hearing on June 6, 2005 (tags)
Please Help Support Preservation of Pasadena's Hisotoric Raymond Theatre!
Unfair Sentencing (tags)
Clark County Public Defender Phil Kohn, seen in his office in May 2004, says he has noticed a trend in which illegal immigrants are getting prison time when probation usually is warranted.
"Kill Them All" (SPARK movie and public meeting) (tags)
SPARK movie and public meeting at UCLA.
OC Public Defender (tags)
The OC PubDef is good. Damn good! RE: Garden Grove incident - contact Lewis Clapp, Head of Court - Central Division in Santa Ana
Wed. 5/25: Thousands of Teachers, Parents, Students Rally to Stop Schwazenegger (tags)
WHAT: The Los Angeles rally is timed to coincide with another huge rally at the Capitol in Sacramento protests Governor Schwazenegger's broken promises tp to schools, his attacks on working people and his special election petition campaign that would waste $80 millon. There will be a special tribute to labor leader Miguel Contreras, who past away earlier this month. WHEN: Wednesday, May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (6th and Olive St.)
Wednes. May 25: LA Mass Mobilization to Stop Schwazenegger (tags)
WHAT: Action Day Wednesday, May 25 Mobilization in Los Angeles Action to coincide with a mass demonstration at the Capitol in Sacramento to stop the Governor Schwazenegger and his special election petition campaign that would ruin public education. WHEN: May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (5th and Olive St.)
Artist Gets Creative with Fundraising (tags)
Cuts in funding for the Arts and almost non-existent resources for individual artists in the United States, has lead Santa Monica based artist/painter Barbara Kolo to seek alternative methods. The artist has opened an online store with Cafepress to help sponsor her invitation to the 2005 Florence Biennale (Biennale Internazionale Dell”Arte Contemporanea) this December in Italy.
Hell on wheels: pocket bikes face new regs in LA (tags)
Members of the Los Angeles Police Department praised Councilman Dennis Zine as his motion regulating the sale of mini motorcycles - commonly known as “pocket bikes” - gained the final approval of the city council.
Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, April 15th (tags)
Arlene Inouye, Coordinator of the Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools (CAMS) and Robert Acosta, an Iraq War Veteran (2003) with Operation Truth, will deliver a presentation about the ongoing efforts to raise awareness and mobilize the public against the aggressive and deceptive tactics military recruiters use in our public school system to get working-class youth to join the U.S. armed forces.
Gender Connections event (tags)
Gender PAC will be holding a Gender Connections event in Los Angeles
Women's Exhibit: Convergence (tags)
Silverlake, CA, - Studio Gallery Presents a Women’s Art Showcase: “Convergence Of”: exhibition opening on Saturday, April 23, 2005. There will be an opening night reception on Saturday the 23rd from 4pm-10pm. It will be free of charge and open to the public.
ARNOLD ALERT!!! March 22, Irvine!!!!! (tags)
Tuesday, March 22, 2005 Regency Hotel, Irvine, CA 5:00 p.m. Arnold Schwarzenegger Fund Raiser!
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.
Recent Transgender Crime Cases Spark Outrage (tags)
Transgender crime is among the most violent. Bias toward transgenders continue with the way the crimes are reported.
San Diego Indy Media Blocked by Public Library (tags)
Just noted today, that computer software for blocking certain sites in the San Diego Public Library system (via the 15 minute computers, at least) have blocked out at least two well-known Leftist websites.
Rhine Capitalism, Anglo-Saxon Capitalism and Redistribution (tags)
Anglo-Saxon capitalism is an unbridled capi-talism whose profit logic overrules all social and environmental interests. Rhine capitali-sm has a social net so workers are not redu-ced to cost factors. "The Cold War against the social state leaves..another republic."
L.A. Too Confidential: Hahn and Stuckey in a Sticky Situation (tags)
Animal advocates continue to protest Los Angeles Mayor Hahn's appointment of Guerdon H. Stuckey as the General Manager of Animal Services and the city's lack of commitment to the no-kill animal shelter goal.
Rumsfeld at Magic Castle (tags)
Word on the street is that this will be an occasion for actions, demonstrations, and protests! Donald H. Rumsfeld and the Magic Castle are pleased to invite you to an evening of illusions at the venerable Academy of Magic Arts for a once in a lifetime performance. Following will be a press conference.
The October Surprise (tags)
When the Organizing Committee of the October Surprise went fishing in the Arroyo this summer, we weren't sure what we'd find - so we asked for everything.
benefit for MOVEON.ORG (tags)
benefit for moveon.org at the salvation theater with art, music & poetry
Petition to Rock Fabric of Evangelical Hypocrisy (tags)
Petition to U.S. Congress Eliminates Religious Institutions from Tax Exempt Status - All Religious Texts Promoting Criminal Activity Must be Purged From Public Worship Handbooks.
PARTY FOR SOCIALISM AND LIBERATION - FIRST LA MEETING, SAT 8/21, 2 PM (tags)
PARTY FOR SOCIALISM AND LIBERATION FIRST PUBLIC MEETING IN LA This Sat, 8/21, 2 pm So Cal Library for Social Studies & Research 6120 S. Vermont, L.A. 90044
SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS ART EXHIBIT (tags)
MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS A retrospective exhibition encompassing thirty years of socially conscious artworks.
Huge Book Sale, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, Saturday, July 10th @ 2pm (tags)
On Saturday, July 10, 2004, the Unitarian Church of Orange County will open its doors to the general public and offer several thousand used books for sale at below market value! Most books will be priced between 25 cents and 5 dollars.
Buck Fush Neighborhood Vigils Connect With Public (tags)
Saturday's Buck Fush Mass Street Vigils distribute loads of truth to a public starved for facts by the corporate controlled media...
Activists Report on Afghanistan, Iraq (tags)
Global Exchange's Medea Benjamin questioned the ongoing war in Iraq, and KPFK's Sonali Kolhatkar spoke of the how commercial news media neglects to report on the suffering of the people of Afghanistan in a May 27th forum.
Part 1- May 1st. Caravan for Justice (tags)
Los Angeles- Hundreds of immigrants and immigrants rights advocates canvassed the city of Los Angeles on May Day, otherwise known as International Workers Day, a day in celebration of working class struggles all across the world.
May 1st. Caravan for Justice (tags)
Los Angeles- May 1,2004 Hundreds of immigrants and immigrants rights advocates canvassed the city of Los Angeles on May Day, otherwise known as International Workers Day, a day in celebration of working class struggles all across the world.
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!
Depleted Uranium - Mystery in Transport (tags)
The United States military does not want civilian populations to know how and when depleted uranium (DU) munitions are being shipped through their communities for fear of “unnecessary public concern about the radiation risks associated with DU munitions.” Normally this type of shipment would be labeled with both Department of Transportation (DOT) “Radioactive” and “Explosive” placards. Branches of the U.S. military, however, have a special Department of Transportation exemption, DOT-E 9649, which allows them to ship DU munitions without the “Radioactive” placard.1 The exemption must be renewed every few years by the DOT and the Military Traffic Management Command.2
FOX ORDERS 4 DEAD (tags)
That is four more dead troops in the bank for Persia. FOX NEWS CHANNEL lied as they paraphrased BIGADIER GENERAL MARK KIMETTE who will be dishonorably discharged from the military or I will deliver him personaly to the world court along with HENRY KISSINGER.
Protest Planned Tomorrow vs. Westminster School Board anti-transgender motion (tags)
Westminster, Orange County, teachers union and members of the Transgender Community plan to protest a School Board Plan to defy State policy protecting transgender and transsexual students.
Riverside: The Dangerous Times Free Film Series Continiues... (tags)
UNCOVERED: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War Thursday, March 18, 6:30 PM La Sierra Public Library, 4600 La Sierra Ave., Riverside
Charles Lewis in LA Friday (tags)
Charles Lewis, author of "The Buying of the President 2004" and Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity will speak with Arianna Huffington Friday March 5 in Los Angeles, to benefit KPFK radio.
Grey Tuesday - Download It (tags)
Today is Grey Tuesday when a coalition of websites will offer downloads of Jay-Z's Gray Album, a remix of his Black Album with the Beatle's White Album.
Marc Debbaudt - Candidate for Superior Court Judge Office 95 (tags)
As a voter in Los Angeles County, I’ve seen little information on those running for the more local elective offices. No one to whom I’ve spoken has any idea who the candidates are for judge or what they stand for. Mr. Debbaudt is running in response to his belief that the incumbent, Judge Oki, failed in his duty to public safety.
"Kucitizens" Take Their Message to the Freeway Overpasses (tags)
In Los Angeles and accross the Nation, many tens-of-thousands of people saw Kucinich banners hanging on overpasses and in public places on Saturday February 7th. Kucinich volunteers took to the overpasses and other public places to get out Kucinich's message. When asked about reasons they are out on the street supporting Kucinich, volunteers refer to Kucinich's plan to get out of Iraq in 90 days, support of single-payer health care and spending more money on domestic needs rather than on military along with other important issues.
Producer says OK, copy his new Iraq war film (tags)
Filmmaker Robert Greenwald says that he will allow his movie "Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War" to be copied by the general public.
LAPD wants to ban ski masks from demonstrators’ wardrobes (tags)
911 a picture of truth in Action (tags)
This is truth in Action!
CHILLING DEJA VU: The Original, Eerily Premonitive Bush:Hitler Comparison from July 2001 (tags)
When this essay comparing Hitler's rise to power with Bush, and the tactics of the present GOP with the 1930s Nazis and Stalin's communist regime was first published in July, 2001, I was the recipient of a flood of hate mail and even a couple of death threats from militant rightwingers. But the comparison hit home: the article has been been circulating all over the world, reprinted in at least five languages. Unlike the lame, even bizarre comparisons rightwingers try to make between Clinton, Dean, et al. and Hitler, the similarity between Bush's regime and the rise of the Nazis is REAL and has evoked a shock of recognition in readers - or, as the title says, a "Chilling Déja Vu."
Calif Voting Systems Panel Public Hearing - Sacramento, Jan 15th! (tags)
This is an important meeting to attend if you possibly can! An audit of installed Diebold hardware, firmware and software produced ZERO fully certified installations when reviewing random systems over 17 counties.
EAT MEAT AND DIE (tags)
MAD COW DISEASE! MAD COW DISEASE! MAD COW DISEASE! MAD COW DISEASE! EAT MORE BURGERS! MAD COW DISEASE! EAT MORE BURGERS! MAD COW DISEASE!
Coventry City Pub tour pictures (tags)
This link Article is about Coventry City social, leisure and Business Missions operating from a watercycling base camp area of the city called paradise, using a novel waterbike to help network and promote community internets.
America's Future: Endless Enemies, Endless Debt (tags)
America is going to hell! After WWII, it began to be slowly taken over by wily intriguers, wearing pin stripe suits. These grasping men (some were women, too) have been using primarily our federal government, the U.S. Congress, the CIA, NSA, the IMF, the mass media, corporations, banking facilities and our foreign policy, to make us more foes around the globe, while serving their own greedy ends. In the process, these schemers have grown extremely powerful at the expense of the Republic. They rarely choose to hold any office and prefer to operate from behind the scenes. I call them, “The Wire Pullers” (See Jonathan Kwitny’s “Endless Enemies” for some examples of how this exploitation works.)
Gun Laws do Not Reduce Criminal Violence According to New Study (tags)
Fire Arms in the possession of Free Citizens are a threat to Tyrants and Criminals only. Gun Control is nothing more than a Stalking Horse for disarming the American Public to make them easier to subdue.
LA COUNTY APPROVES REPARATIONS FRO WHITES NOT BLACKS (tags)
Los Angeles Count Baord of supervisors apporved agenda item 48 which moves to gain support from President Bush and others to pay reparations to German Jews. Some citizens found this tio be racist and unfair to blacks seeking reparations and acknowledgement of the Black Holocaust.
The great Coventry watercycling pub tour (tags)
The great great great watercycling pub tour start and end at the public house called the Adam and Eve with photoes of pubs visited
Montana's Alternative to Energy Deregulation (tags)
Montana's Democrats are seeking either a rural electric cooperative or public power group to buy NorthWestern Energy, the supplier/distributor of electricity and natural gas to more than 300,000 customers (after Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings are finalized).
GAPATISTAS RIDE AGAIN: We'd Rather Wear Nothing Than Wear Gap!!! (tags)
Please join us for the Hollywood premiere of our GAPATISTA ROAD SHOW to Miami to stop the FREE TRADE AREA OF THE AMERICAS (FTAA) Nov 17--21, where up to 100,000 protestors are expected to converge!!! At the Hollywood Gap action we’ll march to the doors of the Gap with a giant 200-year-old redwood stump, logged by the Fishers of Gap, Inc. A mini FTAA & LOCAL ISSUES TEACH-IN will ensue, using the stump as a stage. Speakers will alternate with GREAT SONGS and RADICAL CHEERS, all building to the CLIMACTIC MOMENT when we STRIP for JUSTICE IN FOREST, FIELD, & FACTORY!!! We’ll round off the action with lealfeting and one-on-one. Come Strip with us for Redwoods and Workers Rights, for Global Ecology and Global Justice!!! Bring drums, noise-makers, and outlandish underwear!!!
HUD Orders Public Housing Tenants to Volunteer (tags)
While California Republicans are lining up for their FEMA handouts others are loosing benefits. Here is another example with the HUD program. People who take part in the HUD program are forced to work eight hours a month for the benefit, as if they are not already tired and struggling!
Grocery Strikers Must Win (tags)
Federal judge seals records alleging FBI's involvement in international spy business (tags)
A judge in federal court in Sacramento, Calif., has issued an order sealing previously public court documents in a sensational case that involves a former FBI agent who claims he worked as an international spy for the Bureau.
A Call for Recall Reform Now! (tags)
Today the California recall reform site www.helpcalifornia.info was launched.
California Recall Reflections (tags)
One activist's reflections on the California recall, how I voted and wish others did. Also, a missed opportunity which none of the candidates decided to take
Crucial That Progressives Recall Gray Davis (tags)
We must send the message to all current and future governors… Behave like Davis and your political career is over. His taking of over a million dollars each from the timber, prison and power industries, and then allowing rampant logging, building more prisons while cutting all other budgets, and only pretending to complain while behind his back allowing energy companies to complete the biggest corporate rip off in California history, means Davis must go.
A CANDIDATE'S WORDS (tags)
A CANDIDATE'S WORDS Schwarzenegger Admired Hitler, Book Proposal Says By ADAM NAGOURNEY and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
Republicans and Brits Will Count California's Recall Votes (tags)
Republicans and Brits Will Count California's Recall Votes
EMERGENCY TOWN HALL MEETING AGAINST IRAQ WAR & OCCUPATION (tags)
STOP THE WAR! NOT ONE MORE DEAD! BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!
No On Prop 54 Event (tags)
An upbeat and well-attended public forum to spur grassroots fundraising and organizing against Proposition 54 was held a few hours ago at a church in the Wilshire district. This posting provides access to audio and pictures from the event.
Taxes for Revenue Are Obsolete (tags)
Taxes are NOT collected for revenue, but for redistribution of wealth to the wealthy, for the social control of YOU!
Bush Bit in Ass by Lies (tags)
The Rats are deserting the sinking ship. Fed up with the Bush Junta's deadly lies the insider Bureaucrats are beginning to leak and speak.
KPFK's New Schedual - What do you think? (tags)
I'm archiving this here for future reference and to open up a public area where folks can discuss the changes. Also, don't forget to sign the petition asking KPFK to look at what WBAI does with web streaming (since it's free); KPFK's web streams have become next to useless because too many people are using them and WBAI has a really cool solution KPFK shoudl adopt
'Pre-Emptive' Arrests Of Citizens Planning Public Protest (tags)
5-19-3 Mitchel Cohen & Brian Tokar, writing from the BioDevastation Conference against Genetic Engineering in St. Louis, home of Monsanto:
civic park proposals (tags)
An exhibition of proposals for a civic park in downtown L.A.
Miwon - Points of Unity (tags)
May 1, 2003 MIWON – multi –ethnic immigrant workers organizing network (Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Garment Workers Center (GWC), Korean Immigrant Workers Center (KIWA), Pilipino Workers’ Center (PWC)
Comments to the FCC (tags)
Comments to the Federal Communications Commissioner Ownership Hearing - University of Southern California 4-28-03
U.S. military protected Baghdad's Oil Ministry from being ransacked (tags)
While most other public buildings in Baghdad have been left unguarded, the huge Oil Ministry headquarters on Palestine Street has been ringed by more than 70 US troops and protected by up to a dozen or more armoured personnel carriers
Hawaii to Dump "No Child Left Behind" (tags)
From the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, the State of Hawaii says that Bush's No Child Left Behind is hurting education! (This article was posted at Chicago Indymedia in the interest of local views concerning the law.)
ACTION ALERT: Stop the RAVE Act! (tags)
Late on Tuesday, April 8, 2003, a Senate and House Conference Committee, without a hearing, public notice or a debate in Congress, attached the Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act (formerly known as the RAVE Act) to the Amber Alert Bill (a child abduction bill). This is "backdoor" policy-making at its worst and in no way upholds the democratic principles rooted in our legislative process.
Colorado to implement School Vouchers (tags)
DENVER – Colorado will soon become the first state to initiate public-school vouchers since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling declared such programs constitutional.
Anti-Propaganda Stickers Released (tags)
Fight Marketing with Marketing with Anti-Bush Anti-Propaganda Stickers
SUPPORT FARMWORKERS - CALL IN TODAY (tags)
Notes on the proceedings (tags)
Come prepared. How to give input during this organized forum.
FCC at USC forum invitation (tags)
Below is the FCC forum and invitation.
Activist Backgrounder to Tuesday's FCC event (tags)
Taken from answers to a several questions asked by IA-IMC to this San Francisco Media Activist. A backgrounder to the event and what activist are doing and can do.
Ben Bagdikian on the media monopoly (tags)
A talk by Ben Bagdikian, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Media Monopoly, recorded live at Throop Memorial Church in Pasadena on Nov 15, 2002 (Part 1 of 3 / 15 mins)
Building Bridges Radio: U.S. Labor Against the War (tags)
Building Bridges presents an interview with two key organizers of the recently held meeting founding US Labor Against the War TO LISTEN TO THIS 27 MINUTES RADIO PROGRAM CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK
Eyewitness to Occupied Palestine: Adam Shapiro and Huwaida Arraf (tags)
Free and open to the public: Discussion on Israeli occupation, and about leading non-violent protests to end occupation
Spawn of Frankenstein (tags)
Welcome to the 21st century, where man remakes God in his own image. Herr Frankenstein would be pleased.
INS Detainees: Interview of Council on American Islamic Relations (tags)
Interview of reps of Muslim Public Affairs Council and Council on American Islamic Relations on Muslims Detained in Southern California; mp3 file, 64 kbps, 8.31 megs, 18:16 runtime.
Green Resolution Concerning Trent Lott (tags)
Resolution of the Green Party County Council for Riverside County, California Concerning the recent comments of Trent Lott 12/21/02
GPRC WebMaster (tags)
Resolution of the Green Party County Council for Riverside County, California Concerning the recent comments of Trent Lott 12/21/02
Join The Exploding Electronic Action To Break Up Media Ownership! Deadline Jan 2, 2003! (tags)
Since December 5th, 2002 over 600 comments have been posted to the FCC Public Record, you should be part of this exploding electronic action! It is your right as an American Citizen to file comments with the FCC to curb media concentration.
Muslim Public Affairs Council Conference Report (tags)
A very incomplete report about an interesting conference that took place today.
Join The Exploding Electronic Action To Break Up Media Ownership! (tags)
Since December 5th, 2002 over 400 comments have been posted to the FCC Public Record, you should be part of this exploding electronic action.
Social conflicts are always conflicts around terms and definitional power..Whoever has definitional power over what is reality and what is realpolitik dominates ideological semantics. Translated from the German
Towards Abolition of the Death Penalty (tags)
Professor Michael Radelet from the University of Colorado-Boulder presented the keynote address at the IADP event. Professor Radelet is co author of In Spite of Innocence and has been a consultant to the Illinois Governor's Commission on Death Penalty Moratorium, among many other contributions to the movement to abolish the death penalty.
BTL:Canadian-based Coalition Will Send Citizen Inspectors to... (tags)
...Examine U.S.Weapons of Mass Destruction This Winter. Interview with David Langille, director public affairs at the Centre for Social Justice in Toronto, Between The Lines' Scott Harris
Retaliation Against Citizen Whistleblowers (tags)
Citizen Whistleblowers in San Bernardino County are being subjected to retaliation in the form of false arrests and criminal charges, code enforcement inspections, visits from animal control, verbal and physical threats and even death.
Join the exploding electronic action to break up Media Ownership! (tags)
Since December 5th, 2002 over 300 comments have been posted to the FCC Public Record, you should be part of this exploding electronic action.
Marketing the Empire - Bush's Bloody Glove (tags)
If the majority of the U.S. population buys the story that the Bush regime has secret, but credible evidence of Iraq weapons of mass destruction, and that such questionable evidence gives just cause for a military invasion of Iraq without international sanction, then the mass marketing of empire and murder will be complete. Kafka would be pleased
Dow Chemical's lack of responsibility in Bhopal the Press Release issued by the company (tags)
Dow Chemical's excuse for not being able to acknowledge their reprehensive actions in Bhopal. In short, the company fears creating precedence for other major companies and their refusal to jeopardize their stockholders.
Momentum Gained to Break Up Media Concentration! (tags)
Federal Communications Commission Chief Commissioner Michael Powell calls for new hearings after an unprecedented number of submissions from media makers and consumers to the FCC public record.
The CIA and Drugs (tags)
The CIA's relationship with drugs and the reasons for it.
BTL:Money Continues to Buy Elections While Activists Fight for... (tags)
...Public Financing at State Level. Interview with Nick Nyhart, of Public Campaign conducted by Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus.
Strike Back Against Media Concentration and the FCC! (tags)
TIME SENSITIVE! Announcement of how to enter comments into FCC public record for current review of Media Ownership Rules.
Extreme Retaliation against Citizen Whistleblowers (tags)
We are ordinary citizens whose lives have become swept up into a corruption scandal of historic proportions in San Bernardino County, California. Eighteen public officials and businessmen have been indicted to date by the U. S. Attorney's Office to date, sixteen have pleaded guilty, two criminal cases are pending. We "the citizens" thought we lived in America where we had constitutional rights. We all experienced what we considered to be a violation of our civil rights. We all took proactive steps to legally address our local Government with our concerns and issues.
URGENT UPDATE - CONTACT YOUR SENATOR ABOUT THE HOMELAND SECURITY AGENCY BILL (tags)
The Senate is poised to vote on the creation of the Homeland Security Agency. Language recently added to a House version of the bill - HR 5710 - contains grave threats to civil liberties in this country. It is important to contact your Senator this week to urge them to prevent the inclusion of the these dangerous provisions in the Senate version of the bill, or to vote against it entirely if the language is not amended.
Plea Bargains: Torture for Confessions? (tags)
Plea Bargains in America render all guilty pleas from that system suspect. An archaic system full of underfunded public defenders, overzealous prosecutors, and a system that trumps up charges for leverage, scaring guilty pleas out of the poor is not fair.
CONTACT YOUR SENATOR ABOUT THE HOMELAND SECURITY AGENCY BILL (tags)
The Senate is poised to vote on the establishment of the Homeland Security Agency. Many versions of the bill have circulated through congress, all containing different provisions. Because of the rapidly approaching Senate vote, it is important to contact your Senator this week, and urge them to vote for specific provisions of a House version of the bill - HR 5005.EH - that include crucial civil liberties protections. Also, urge them to vote against any provision that would authorize the creation of the “Total Information Awareness System” now funded by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency.
bus riders union march (tags)
Bus Riders Union March today.
Pacifica Moves to Save Nation's Oldest Public Radio Archives (tags)
In an effort to save and restore more than 47,000 historic tapes that span half a century of radio programming, the five-station Pacifica Radio network will broadcast a national on-air fundraising benefit on Tuesday, November 19, featuring rare recordings from the endangered archives.
Pacifica Radio Moves to Save Nation's Oldest Public Radio Archives (tags)
In an effort to save and restore more than 47,000 historic tapes that span half a century of radio programming, the five-station Pacifica Radio network will broadcast a national on-air fundraising benefit on Tuesday, November 19, featuring rare recordings from the endangered archives.
SPFPA America's Union for Security Professionals (tags)
Security Officers Win Major Training Increase to Protect Building Tenants, Public
Canada Hydro defenders get SLAPPED for Accenture. (tags)
This is when globalization hits home for us: The Vancouver, British Colubia branch office of a Canadian law firm, based in the U.K., is threatening "Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation" (SLAPP) on behalf of Accenture which is based in the tax haven of Bermuda, to stop alleged “defamation” by critics of the secret dealing leading up to the probable privatization of the successful Hydro generating and distribution company which has turned considerable profits over to the people’s purse for many years.
Muslim Public Affairs Council's Profiles of California Candidates (tags)
MPAC cannot endorse candidates, but it will provide a profile of the candidates running for constitutional offices in the state of California. The profiles include races for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and Superintendent for Public Instruction. MPAC analysts took a close look on the candidates' stands on civil liberties, education, homelessness, and labor:
Weekly Protests Continue in Orange County (tags)
Public protests continued yesterday in Laguna Beach, with concurrent demonstrations against both the Drug War and the impending intensification of US violence against Iraq. Each of the two groups gathered at Main Beach in Laguna, standing along Pacific Coast Highway holding signs and handing out leaflets to passersby. While public response to the anti-war demo was mixed (at best), there was a surprising level of support for the Drug War protesters. Drivers and their passengers were honking, waving and cheering. Folks seemed particularly enthusiastic about one sign which read, “Re-Legalize Marijuana.”
Ballots across the West promise Power to the people (tags)
Public ownership of electric power is an idea whose time has come – at least in San Francisco, Las Vegas and in the Big Sky state of Montana. Voters in these western locales have a chance to vote Nov. 5 for ballot questions that open the way for city or state takeover or buyout of private utility companies.
Progressive events in Riverside Co. on Oct 19th (tags)
Oct 19th: Green Garden Party hosted by Progressive Candidate, and Hemet Greens to show video. PUBLIC WELCOM!
Oil Sources by Brand Name? (tags)
Is there public information available about which sources are used by oil companies? How about business links?
Harmful House Deal on Fire Logging Needs to be Stopped (tags)
An agreement has been reached between Rep. George Miller (D-CA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Scott McInnis (R-CO) that can best be described as a chainsaw massacre.
New booklet published: Fighting For Our Lives (tags)
Just completed: A glossy, accessible booklet about anarchism, designed for non-anarchists, called Fighting For Our Lives. In simple (but not condescending) language, it explains what is anarchist in everyday life, and how those spheres of cooperation can be expanded. It addresses common questions that often deter people from exploring anarchist ideas and approaches. We have 250,000 copies that we want to give away.
Thousands rally in capital against war and greed (tags)
WASHINGTON – For four days last week, the capital echoed with marching feet and chants of “corporate greed has got to go” and “No war for oil!”
Stop Water Privatization in So Cal: Stop Cadiz Without Delay!!! (tags)
Stop Water Privatization in So Cal/Save the Desert: the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) is going to consider the first part of the approval process for the Cadiz project on Tues, Oct 8, so tell them to save taxpayers' money and "STOP CADIZ WITHOUT DELAY!"
Manufacturing Anti-Semites (posted by Latuff) (tags)
Relevant article on anti-Semitism from Uri Avnery, founder and activist of Israeli peace organization Gush Shalom.
Nuclear Industry Oversight Legislation signed by Gov Davis (tags)
Governor Davis signed SB 2065, nuclear industry oversight legislation, which requires low-level radioactive waste generators to systematically report on the waste they generate, treat, store, transfer and ship for disposal. The bill also mandates that DHS prepare annual analyses of the information for review by legislators and the public.
WATER IN COURT : Suez sues a french teacher for libel (tags)
On October 15th & 17th, the 17th Chamber of the Paris County Court will hear a libel suit brought by Lyonnaise des Eaux, against Jean-Philippe Joseph, a schoolteacher in economics and against Radio France, French public radio. Lyonnaise des Eaux is the French subsidiary of SUEZ, the largest private water company in the world.
From Pershing Square's Day of Voice (tags)
LA IMC TV 9.11 (tags)
The LA IMC TV collective's second show, featuring the documentary short "9.11", will be on public access cable TV on Wednesday, September 11. It will be on AT&T channel 43 at 5:00pm. It will be on Adelphia Channel 77 at 6:30pm.
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.'
THE INTERNATIONALE ON KCET SUNDAY NIGHT AT MIDNIGHT! (tags)
THE INTERNATIONALE, AN AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT A RADICAL SONG, TO BE SHOWN THIS SUNDAY NIGHT AT MIDNIGHT ON KCET LOS ANGELES PUBLIC TELEVISION!
BECHTEL VS. BOLIVIA - HOW YOU CAN HELP (fwd) (tags)
DNA Awareness Rally Set For Tuesday Aug. 27 (tags)
Rape Survivors, the Wrongly Convicted & Supporters Call to Enforce the Moratorium on DNA Evidence Destruction and Fully Fund DNA Testing. Prompted by outrage that LAPD officials "accidentally destroyed biological evidence in at least 1100 sexual assault cases since 1995" (LA Times, July 30, 2002), rape survivors and others calling for change in DNA preservation and testing will hold a rally outside LAPD’s Parker Center Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, August 27 at 10 a.m.
Suing Bush Over 9/11: CNN says "Touche!" (tags)
Today CNN presented a story on the press conference by "600 9/11" families who are filing a 1 million dollar lawsuit against "international banks" that "support the terrorists behind 9/11. What a coincidence considering that the 400 9/11 family advocate group just went public on Donohue with their billion dollar lawsuit against the Bush admininstration for their malfeasance over failing to protect U.S. citizens as the attack was occurring (see other IMC post on "Donahue").
Corporate News Reports that 'Contrails are Changing the Climate' (tags)
A short reply to the "contrails changing climate" report on CTV, CBC, and many major U.S. news stations.
"The Internationale" on KCET (tags)
"The Internationale," an award-winning independent documentary about a radical song, will be shown on KCET in L.A. on Sunday night, Sept. 1, at Midnight
Beach Contamination (tags)
Ills In California's Surf Spur Search For Rapid Bacterial Contamination Test
From the West Coast...to the West Bank (tags)
Tamara Rettino, a Young Jewish-American Woman Shares Stories & Pictures of her Journey to Occupied Palestine.Tamara's first public speaking engagement, will happen just one week after leaving the occupied Palestinian territories. She is the only Jewish activist from the Los Angeles area to join in this year's International Solidarity Movement's Freedom Summer, where she spent six weeks under fire in Ramallah, Gaza and Jenin.
QUESTIONS TO PONDER WHILE WORLDCOM IS BROKE AND BANKRUPT (tags)
WORLDCOM BROKE AND AT THE BOTTOM STOCK MARKET DOWN AND DUMB WHERE IS OUR VICE PRESIDENT? WHERE IS MITCHELL CROOKS?
THE REGIME PROPOSES CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR ARAB-AMERICANS (tags)
In a trial balloon by the regime to gauge public reaction, a member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission (!) said in Detroit on Friday he could "foresee" a "scenario" in which "the public" would "demand" internment camps for ArabAmericans if "Arab terrorists" strike "again" in this country.
Get out the Vote (tags)
Vote.com a tool for the establishment or a voice for change?
A July 11th Report from San Salvador Atenco (tags)
The following report was written by a member of the Comite Zapatista de Los Angeles (CZLA) who was in San Salvador Atenco. The piece was originally titled "Insurrection in San Salvador Atenco, Mobolize!" The original spanish version follows the english.
UNION ACCUSES COCA-COLA OF MURDER (tags)
Colombian food industry workers are holding an International Public Hearing into the assassination of 14 of its activists. The union alleges that the Colombian state and the Coca-Cola Corporation are jointly responsible.
Mitchell Crooks anyone? (tags)
Mitchell Crooks must be defended.
Today's Voice :Life in Prison for Stealing 13 Packs of AA Batteries (tags)
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Anarchists should use this opportunity (tags)
There will be lots of public outcry to the police brutality in Inglewood, we can use this as a way to reach out to the public with anarchist ideas.
Rally at U.S. Capitol to Stop Yucca Mountain (tags)
Environmental Activists Rally at the U.S. Senate to Protest the Shipping of Nuclear Waste to Yucca Mountain Nevada.
Come to long beach city council tommrow: city council talks about anarchists (tags)
Tommrow at 5pm the long beach city council will have a public agenda item entitled " Update on the prosecution of anarchists" We need to pack the chambers and show resistance to this blatant fascism
People’s needs vs. guns and corporate greed (tags)
MADISON, Wisc. – Groups with diverging politics converged June 14 -18 around the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
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.
NEWS RELEASE: Bush Pushed on Hunting in the Mojave National Preserve (tags)
Groups move for better management of hunting within Mojave National Preserve to protect desert tortoise and public safety
Nader flips lid, Asks for NBA Inquiry (tags)
In a surreal turn, R. Nader asks NBA official to review the recent Laker playoff win?!
Earth First! Activist Arrested After Lockdown (tags)
After being locked into cement barrels for 11 hours, Redge Peterson was arrested in Hamiliton Montana for his protest against the salvage logging scam.
Earth First! Activist Arrested After Lockdown (tags)
After being locked into cement barrels for 11 hours, Redge Peterson was arrested in Hamiliton Montana for his protest against the salvage logging scam.
ISRAEL S STATE TERRORISM (tags)
Director of the Humphrey Institute for Social Research at Ben Gurion University What is the difference between State terrorism and individual terrorist acts?
A MESSAGE TO INDYMEDIA: TIME TO INTENSIFY THE INTERNATIONAL CLASS STRUGGLE (tags)
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara was a martyr for humanity. In the interval between his revolutionary campaigns in the spring of 1965 and his capture and execution in Bolivia in the autumn of 1967, Guevara made one public statement. It was his message "from somewhere in the world" to the Or- ganization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America and for the rest of the world. It was made public in Havana, Cuba by the news service Prensa Latina on April 16, 1967. It is presented here in full.
A MESSAGE TO INDYMEDIA: TIME TO INTENSIFY THE INTERNATIONAL CLASS STRUGGLE (tags)
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara was a martyr for humanity. In the interval between his revolutionary campaigns in the spring of 1965 and his capture and execution in Bolivia in the autumn of 1967, Guevara made one public statement. It was his message "from somewhere in the world" to the Or- ganization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America and for the rest of the world. It was made public in Havana, Cuba by the news service Prensa Latina on April 16, 1967. It is presented here in full.
EVICT BUSH from PUBLIC HOUSING for Daughters Drug Use... Click here... http://ww (tags)
EVICT BUSH from PUBLIC HOUSING for Daughters Drug Use... Click here... http://www.rogerart.com/protes%20SUPRM%20CT%20EVICT%20BUSHt.htm SUPREME COURT INJUSTICES... PROTEST...
"U.S. armed forces surrounding Iraq under veil of secrecy" (tags)
(YellowTimes.org) – As Dick Cheney tours the Middle East in search of support for an American offensive against the Iraqi regime, Yellowtimes.org has learned through multiple independent sources that the Pentagon has already begun planning and building new bases in the area.
ALERT: Congress Calls For Public Participation on Digital Music Issues (tags)
ALERT: Congress Calls For Public Participation on Digital Music Issues Submit Comments Opposing Technology Mandates
US NAVAL OFFICER WHO WARNED OF 911 GIVEN BAIL; HIS MADE PUBLIC BY JUDGE! (tags)
BREAKING NEWS US NAVAL OFFICER WHO WROTE ADVANCE WARNINGS OF 9-11 ORDERED FREED ON BAIL WHILE LAWYERS NOT PRESENT, JUDGE MAKES PUBLIC THE ADDRESS WHERE “MIKE” VREELAND WILL BE LIVING AND ORDERS CURFEW HOURS – THE SAME ORDER IN 1986 LED TO THE PUBLIC EXECUTION OF INTELLIGENCE OPERATIVE AND DRUG SMUGGLER BARRY SEAL
Corporados Attempt Massive Privatization of U.S. Water Supply (tags)
The water infrastructure bill introduced in the Senate in February 2002 makes federal assistance for water systems conditional on the recipient's consideration of privatization. This language jeopardizes public access to safe and affordable drinking water
Not that's what i call activism (tags)
improving your city, day by day.... just don't tell caltrans.
Finnish authorities are commiting illegal internet monitoring (tags)
"... are commiting illegal internet monitoring ..."
Some interesting PLM/Wilson notes from around WWI (tags)
from "Anarchism & the Mexican Revolution: The Political Trials of Ricardo Flores Magon in the United States" by Colin M. MacLachlan
WEF's weak point! (tags)
The World Economic Forum has a weak point!
Yucca Mountain OK Means Nuclear Waste Moving Through CA & LA (tags)
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham approved a long-stalled proposal to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. But that's not just bad for Nevada, it's bad for people in almost every state in the union--and California is no exception, according to Public Citizen.
10 Worst Corporations Of 2001 (tags)
10 Worst Corporations Of 2001 Named By Multinational Monitor Magazine
The Progressive Los Angeles Network's 21 Point Agenda (Summary Version) (tags)
This 21 Point Agenda provides a list of priority actions that the City of Los Angeles should take to make LA a more just, livable, and democratic place.
Garment Workers Launch Campaign Against Local Sweatshop (tags)
Los Angeles-Nineteen garment workers are joining together to launch a public campaign against Forever 21, a popular retailer of young women's clothing. Picket and press conference Thursday, 9/6. Join the fight against sweatshops.
Texas Undocumented Immigrants Face Lawsuit against Hospitals they Receive Limit (tags)
From THe Houston Chronicle by Mark Berger
Medea Benjamin on the Energy Crisis: For Public Power! -- SCADA conference, 6-24 (tags)
Medea Benjamin provides a brilliant, succinct critique of California's energy crisis; and makes a clarion call for public power. From the Southern California Americans for Democratic Action (SCADA) conference in Los Angeles on June 24, 2001.
PACIFICA ACTION: Join Rally against Ken Ford (tags)
Tuesday, July 10: Join actions against National Board member Ken Ford
Monsanto Moves to Control Water Resources--Vandana Shiva (tags)
Since water is as central to food production as seed is, and without water life is not possible,Monsanto is now trying to establish its control over water.
Vancouver Stops Water Privatization Scheme (tags)
Moreno Valley government breaks silence on Meniefield shooting (tags)
It has been nearly a month since the shooting of Dante Meniefield by a Moreno Valley Police Department and the silence by city government was finally broken by Mayor Fleckinger at a city council meeting. But was it too little, too late?
Edison-Fisher v. Public Schools (tags)
The Democrat-Republicans together have declared war on education in California. The latest episode is the strong possibility of an appeal to the State Board of Education of the San Francisco School Board's decision not to renew its contract with Edison Project, the privatization of public schools racket in which the Republican, Donald Fisher, better known as founder of The Gap, has stock.
Bus Riders Union and the MTA (tags)
A short Report from the Saturday Bus Riders Union meeting regarding the MTA strike