fix articles 446, san francisco
The Trump Election (tags)
The democracy crisis, the neoliberalism crisis and the crisis in the Democratic Party led to the Trump victory. Capitalism is largely deregulated with a comparatively meager public sector except for the defense industry.. The legitimation crisis of neoliberalism helps the emancipatory left.
Ed Lee, Occupy SF and the Triumph of the Frisco 5 (tags)
Ed Lee as mayor of San Francisco quickly changed from a progressive to an agent of repression
12/2-3 LA Binational Conference To Cancel NAFTA and Unite Workers Of Mexico and the US (tags)
A binational conference of US and Mexican workers will be held on Dec 2&3 on the fight to cancel NAFTA and for unity between US and Mexican workers
Nuclear Shutdown News November 2017 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free world. Here is our November 2017 report:
San Francisco Rally Protests Hate Crimes in Charlottesville (tags)
Class War on the Waterfront: Longshore Workers Under Attack (tags)
ILWU Local 10 retired longshoreman Jack Heyman talks about technology and the danger of a proposed 8 year contract.
UPDATED: List of 200+ U.S. BDS Victories! (tags)
By popular demand, below is a list of U.S. Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Victories, originally released to commemorate ten years since Palestinian civil society issued the call for BDS.
Nuclear Shutdown News May 2017 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our May 2017 report:
LARGEST GRADUATION CLASS OF THE “OPEN WORD,” A BLOSSOMING REVIVAL IN CHRISTIANITY (tags)
The largest graduating class in the U.S. from Zion Mission Seminary
California won its first major battle over `sanctuary cities' (tags)
The judiciary can stop the wrecking-ball of Donald Trump!
March 2017 Honduras Coup Update (tags)
This March 2017 in Honduras, its now come up to one year since indigenous activist Berta Caceres was murdered. There's a summary on the info out there who's arrested, who's not, and the links to US school of the americas of two involved in this crime. On roles of local corruption and international finance and the news on these. On dangerous smear campaigns and who they are targetting now. Also in March, community radio journalist received death threat. Another radio correspondent received death threat too, of Radio Progreso. A copinh community radio got attacked. A human rights defendered arrested 'by mistake'. Political cleaning contracts. And more unionised melon workers fired.
Treasury Extends Anti-Money Laundering Luxury Real Estate Regulations (tags)
Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) renewed requirements for title insurance companies to identify the real owners behind shell companies in six major metropolitan areas.
Camp 120 Will Hold Space in Front of City Hall Until Inauguration Day to Protest the Inac (tags)
Camp 120 Will Hold Space in Front of City Hall Until Inauguration Day to Protest the Inac
Nuclear Shutdown News December 2016 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our December 2016 report: Nuclear Shutdown News December 2016
US Election as a Turn of an Era (tags)
Karl Marx modified a Hegel quotation that world-historical events always occurred twice, the first time as tragedy and the next time as farce. Since November 9, 2016, we know they can occur as tragedy and farce at once.
Giving Tuesday celebration great news for animals (tags)
Kind Traveler has launched “Double Your Impact” benefiting Animal Defenders International (ADI)
Large Turnout for Dakota Pipeline Protest (tags)
At the time of this writing there was no official estimate, but turnout appeared to be in the hundreds. The only mainstream media said to be present was Channel 11, which interviewed Gloria Arellanes, et al live. ….... Multiple speakers advised people to take money out of banks invested in the Dakota Access Pipeline. Jay Ponti identified HSBC, Wells Fargo, Chase, Bank of America, and Citi Bank as such investors. Besides closing accounts, he suggested reporting it on social media. #BankExit. Actress-activist Susan Sarandon, one of the delegates to go into the building, reiterated this and cited the role of boycotts in affecting South Africa.
Nuclear Shutdown News September 2016 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our September 2016 edition:
Nuclear Shutdown News May 2016 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US nuclear power industry at home and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who are fighting to create a nuclear free future. Here is our May issue:
FDR's First 100 Days (tags)
The Works Progress Administration created 651K miles of highway, 124K bridges, 8K parks and 125K public buildings including 41K schools. In the US of Amnesia, corporate subsidies are called public necessities and public welfare unnecessary Orwell warned us of this inversion of language.
Fukushima + 5: The Disaster Continues (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry, in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future. Here is this month's issue.
In regard to the upcoming 2016 San Francisco Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair: (tags)
The San Francisco Bay Area's anarchist subculture critically examined, in the context of it's most significant public ritual...
Walden Bello: Sanders as US President good for US, Philippines, and Asia (tags)
MANILA - “Bernie Sanders would be good not only for the United States but for the Philippines and Asia,” Walden Bello told the US media after he chatted briefly with the candidate for Democratic Party presidential nomination in Waterloo, Iowa on Sunday, 13 December 2015.
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.
Largest bank robbery robs ussr and California and regional FDIC (tags)
Stunning weapons leave the ussr a broken up nation and likely robbed. The same thing happened at the FDIC in 1999. Murder mayhem advanced warfare from space and the ground. Desperado seeks wife to impregnate before his death.
Save Midtown-Black Homes Matter (tags)
San Franciscans rallied to support a major rent strike and oppose attempted mass evictions by the City.
December 2015 Honduras Coup Update (tags)
News from Honduras in December 2015. Less news but bad news. Another environmental and human rights defender kidnapped. Navy shoots Garífuna (Afro-descendent Indigenous Hondurans) killing one and wounding another and say it was an accident because they thought they are drug traffickers. A Lenca indigenous activist was assassinated. A unionist and whistleblower seeks asylum. More funding approved from US and World Bank, always more of the same, more militarisation and more 'trickle down'...
Portrait of an Irish Republican (tags)
The author's visit to Occupied Ireland is recounted on the 30th anniversary of the event.
Nuclear Shutdown News, November 2015 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US and global nuclear industry. In addition, it highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here's our November report.
“None Dare Call It Conspiracy:” How U.S. Elites Made Islamist Militants the New Red Menace (tags)
The American Establishment’s Quarter-Century Scheme to Replace Defunct Soviet Communism with “Expansionist” Militant Islam. And Why We Need Former U.S. Senator turned diplomat Gary Hart, Who “Thinks Differently” About U.S.-Russia Relations, to Join the 2016 Presidential Race
Midtown Apartments Rent Strike Going Strong (tags)
On November 14, residents of the Midtown Park Apartments in San Francisco's Western Addition and their supporters gathered for a fundraiser and BBQ. The tenants have been on Rent Strike since June against their landlord, the City of San Francisco. which is trying to kick them out.
A master-plan is needed to support renter protections in Northern California, & elsewhere (tags)
Oakland has the second fastest-rising rents in the nation, passing the pace of San Francisco’s rent increases, and coming in second behind the rent increases occurring in Denver. The rents in Oakland have climbed over 12.1 percent since 2014. Slumlords, greedy landlords, profiteers, speculators, and nefarious realtors reign supreme in Oakland, who are protected by local and state politicians that are in the pockets, of big money!
Walden Bello runs for senator of the Philippines, pushes reforms in governance (tags)
Rep. Walden Bello resigned from Congress on March 19, 2015, because he could no longer support a hypocritical good governance policy under which President Aquino went after his political enemies but protected his corrupt cronies. His resignation was also an act of protest at the president’s refusal to accept command responsibility for the Mamasapano tragedy. He felt that his voluntary stepping down was the ethical thing to do since his party Akbayan, of which he was the principal representative in the House of Representatives, maintained its support for Aquino.
Thousands Of Poisons In Mammal, Bird And Fish Flesh (tags)
Mother Jones reported recently that included in the food given to cows are ground limestone, sawdust, candy and candy wrappers, chicken waste (called wastelage by commercial interests) and crab guts. Natural News reported strange hairlike fibers in McNuggets. There are more toxins in animal flesh now than ever before.
Nuclear Shutdown News September 2015 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry, both in the US and worldwide, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future.
Resistance to gentrification in San Francisco (tags)
Analysis from a long time opponent of what capitalism is doing to the city of San Francisco
Unconstitutional Solitary Confinement in America (tags)
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.
New Orleans Today with Sakura Kone’ (tags)
On Saturday, August 15, activist Sakura Kone' spoke about the current state of affairs in New Orleans, on KPFA and KPOO radio in San Francisco,, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated NOLA in the largest unnatural disaster in US history.
Pedagooogy 3000 World Tour for a New Education and Peace Alliance - Press Release (tags)
Conference to Help Teachers, Parents Learn New Tools to Educate Today’s Children, Relieve Stress, Increase Participation, Lower School Violence
The rapid success of Fight for $15 (tags)
700 free movies, 700 free E-books and 450 free audio books are ours on www.openculture.com. How can you be "hard-nosed" when you have 700 free movies?
Honduras Coup, 6 years on (tags)
6 years into the coup, the news for June 2015 of political persecution against indigenous peoples, activists, journalists, and lgbti activists. A look at the current situation of crisis and grassroots movement with the IHSS crisis.
Former Science Ed of London Times: Smallpox Vaccine Triggered Aids (tags)
As Governor Brown, Dianne Feinstein, and Barbara Boxer have worked to violate the 1st amendment which guarantees religious freedom and to violate the health of children, it's time to examine again the data which indicates the WHO smallpox vaccine spread AIDS around the world.
May 2015 Honduras Coup update (tags)
May 2015 in Honduras.... it came out that high officials of a social security department stole $320 millions using companies, this ending up in the campaign funds for National Party's electoral campaign in 2013 and diverted to those who made this happen using ghost companies... assassinations, threats, evictions, law being blatantly on the side of money, all evidentially continue. Check the titles here in the May post to see if you want to read some of it....
How can california deal with this water crisis? (tags)
After 4 years of drought, California is asking what can be done? The answers are coming from an unlikely source
April 2015 Honduras Coup Update (tags)
In April 2014, assassinations, disappearances, evictions, threats and harrassment continue in Honduras, while privatisations including of cities deepen, and as authorities feel pushed to have a clean human rights image to receive 'development' loans, they denigrate those who speak up about human rights violations, and point to things that don't fix the human rights situation at all as if they were great efforts that will eliminate the violations.
6 Articles On PBS Promotion of Animal Products, War Propaganda, Deforestation Etc (tags)
PBS is aligned to the Pentagon agenda and corporate America
San Francisco Supervisors ban wild animal performances (tags)
Animal Performance ban in San Francisco
Socialist Animalism (tags)
Free collection of articles.
Fast Track, TPP and TTIP Should Be Scrapped! (tags)
How scandalous that communities and states should lose sovereignty to corporations! In the TTIP, corporations can sue states for lost profits. Public interest legislation can be called a trade barrier or indirect expropriation.
Heart Medicine: A True Love Story – One Couple’s Quest for the Sacred Iboga Medicine (tags)
Medicinal Media LLC announces the publication of Heart Medicine: A True Love Story – One Couple’s Quest for the Sacred Iboga Medicine & the Cure for Addiction, an intimate memoir written by Elizabeth Bast, set to release in August 2015.
NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN NEWS, MARCH EDITION (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the continuing decline of the US nuclear industry, and highlights efforts of those who are democratically working to bring about a renewable energy future. As nuclear plants in the US are approaching or surpassing their 40 year operating life, their ability to operate properly and safely lessens, creating more and more problems across the nation.
MARCH IN SAN FRANCISCO AGAINST COP KILLING (tags)
People marched through SF’s Mission District tonight to protest the murder of 21 year old Mayan Amilcar Perez-Lopez.
An Israeli Arab speaks (tags)
Remarkable words of peace from an Israeli Arab diplomat, George Deek
The impending eviction of San Francisco's Station 40 (tags)
As ye sow, so shall ye weep...
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).
what's In Organic Uncooked Fruit (tags)
Fruitarian or frugivorous diet is the healthiest, most nonviolent, most reforesting, most perfectly packaged, most energy saving, of all food systems. . Fruitarian foods come from tree, vine, berry bush and fruit bearing plants' fruits, nuts, and seeds
Quotes On Universal Or Dietary Nonviolence (tags)
The thoughts of many crystallized into words on nonviolent food and lifestyle
What Killed Ted Gullicksen? (tags)
Almost four months have passed since Ted Gulliciksen died. Today we still don’t what killed him.
Spring-Break-March Delegation to Venezuela: The Revolution Continues! (tags)
While the mainstream media speculates about the future of the Bolivarian Revolution since the passing of Hugo Chavez, for the Venezuelan popular sectors, there is no turning back to a state of marginalization and exclusion. Come learn about the process currently transpiring in Venezuela as the people, faithful to the legacy of Chavez, deepen and further radicalize their struggle in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution. Come learn, connect, and show your solidarity at this critical moment for the Venezuelan process.
In San Francisco, "Dispatches Against Displacement" -- a review (tags)
A work by a prominent San Francisco housing activist in a context of ongoing defeat for San Francisco renters...
Pominent Rabbi Wants Jews Given Special Permission to Carry Guns (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
REBELLIONS IN NORTH AMERICA (tags)
REBELLIONS IN NORTH AMERICA:NEEDS OF ADVANCE, SYMPTOMS OF THE FUTURE
San Francisco Day of Resistance March Occupies Market Street Once Again (tags)
As part of national Day of Resistance actions to protest police murders of people of color, marchers in San Francisco again occupied Market Street, the city’s main commercial thoroughfare.
PROTESTERS SHUT DOWN SAN FRANCISCO—AGAIN (tags)
For the 4th time since last Friday, people protesting killer cops who got away with murdering African American men shut down Market Street in downtown San Francisco.
Fast Food And Restaurant Chains Need Better Performance In Recycling (tags)
Fast food and restaurant chains need to pass their recyling exams
DOWNTOWN SF LARGELY SHUT DOWN ON BLACK FRIDAY NIGHT (tags)
Demonstrators demanding justice in the Michael Brown case, and an end to police murders of people of color across the nation, took to the streets of San Francisco Friday night, largely closing down Market Street.
REMEMBERING CARLOS BULOSAN (tags)
A re-assessment of Carlos Bulosan's life and works in the context of his birth anniversary this November and Filipino-American Month.
RE-VISITING CARLOS BULOSAN (tags)
Reviewing Carlos Bulosan's life and work in commemoration of his birth anniversary November 1911.
Columbus Day Protest, Downtown L.A. (tags)
Columbus Day has been suffering setbacks of late. Minneapolis; Berkeley, California; and most recently Seattle now observe Indigenous People's Day instead. San Francisco has Italian Heritage Day; Hawaii, Discoverers Day (i.e., the discovery of the islands by Polynesians); and South Dakota, Native American Day. Venezuela dropped Columbus Day in 2002 in favor of Day of Indigenous Resistance. Mexico, El Salvador, Argentina, and other countries celebrate Dia de la Raza*. While Columbus Day's still recognized here in Southern California, a new annual protest occurs in downtown L.A.
Obama Doublespeak Duplicity (tags)
Are Govt, University And Corporate Labs Spreading Ebola? (tags)
ethical and health dangers of ebola research
Nuclear Bomb Witness, Mobile Audit Club Daily Forewords, ISIS good Sissies like Reid Fag, (tags)
Robin Williams was led and coaxed helped to his death by those who did not care for him. Our leaders, some of them have tried to do the same to many of us. It is time to awaken to the facts revealed by Mobile Audit Club's Saintrambone
Jewish Voice for Peace= Jewish voice for Hamas? (tags)
Written by Yitzhak Santis. Exposing the extremist, pro-terror agenda of Jewish voice for peace
Ninos Perdidos del Sur (tags)
“Who are you that you fear mortal man, ..so that you were in dread constantly the whole day long on account of the rage of the one hemming you in?” (Is. 51:12-13). Pict. - My Mom - Mother of Israel, born in San Francisco 1919. and they already removed this.
Israel's Genocidal War Continues (tags)
As Quartermaster Memory Returns, Nuclear Disaster Directly off So Cal Coast 1983 (tags)
Radio active carrion or fresh seafood from the California coast? I was witness to the flash and later I was witness to the radiation and to this day show the scars. Here is the latest from Mobile Audit Club, as my memory returns.
Nuclear Bomb LA 1983, Revelations tortured Witness Recovers from 14 year coma (tags)
A nuclear bomb was viewable from San Pedro in Los Angeles in 1983. I saw the edge of it and my girlfriend saw it directly from our apartment. I am Kurt Brown alias Saint Ram Bone, former USN Quartermaster on the USS Reid FFG 30 and I was a FDIC bank examiner and journalist
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
Marching for Manning at SF Pride (tags)
Supporters of Chelsea Manning marched in the San Francisco Pride Parade
SF Immigrant Film Festival Call for Entries 2014 (tags)
Submissions for the longest-running film festival on issues surrounding immigration, should be not longer than 30 minutes. The entry deadline is August 15, 2014.
Eviction attorney Charles Ramsey wants to be Richmond's next mayor (tags)
For many years Ramsey has made a comfortable living for himself by threatening low-income tenants with eviction or sanctions, and evicting the poor, elderly, and disabled from their housing has become a way of life for Ramsey.
NEW REPORT EXPOSES GOVERNMENT SPY NETWORK USED AGAINST OCCUPY MOVEMENT (tags)
A recent report released detailed a government spy network that was employed to monitor the Occupy movement “hour-to-hour” during 2011.
1983 Nuclear Bomb Pacific LA View, Memory Executions, of USS Reid FFG 30 , USS Dier Fag (tags)
You should be aware that a nuclear bomb detonated in view of LA likely under the sea in 1983. I am having memory recollections of likely executions at Long Beach Naval Station, war at FDIC 10 years later in San Francisco
Sacking NYT Executive Editor Jill Abramson (tags)
Rock, Rap & Speakout vs Poverty, Prisons & War (tags)
For the 15th year marking International Women’s Day in Southern California, on March 8th a warm and sunny Saturday, a mixed race and enthusiastic crowd of approximately 450 women, men, quite a lot of young people, and lots of children gathered for a free concert and speakout at the MacArthur Park Band Shell in Los Angeles.
The anarchist subculture and the leftist protest ghetto: a review of 'Fireworks,' Issue 3 (tags)
A small contribution to understanding the larger problems of resistance in capitalist America...
Protest Against Latest U.S. Meddling (tags)
“Nobody should be fooled here, especially left forces. History shows you what the U.S. is about--they're not about democracy, they're about profits by any means.“ – John Parker, International Action Center
NIXON AND THE NEXT NUKE SHUTDOWNS (tags)
What will be the next nuclear plants to shut down? Nixon knows.
Mass Surveillance Called Illegal (tags)
'Reason Lost' at UN which crosses line to authoritarianism and its not working. (tags)
The UN by crossing a line to authoritarianism and creating ‘neoliberal absolutism’ means the Rule of Law they promote is not based on reason but rather elite interests.
Fukushima Keeps Pouring Poisons Into Pacific (tags)
The plume of radioactive waters to hit the California coastline in 2014. Please avoid all ocean fish with their high radiation levels
Ohio Republicans Promote Human Disease, Animal Agony, And Disinformation (tags)
State agency justifies a lust for blood sports and the stalking of innocent animals... while lying about the hazards of meat.
Beware of increasing medical torture at fed and state hospitals, beware of hostile federal (tags)
A new con job by criminals or government on unsuspecting craigslist landlords. Also forced injections of journalist leads to censorship of his newsposts at google. Protect your young from federal and state abuses and lies
HOT SPOTS: RADIOACTIVE SAN FRANCISCO (tags)
This story is important in and of itself, but also because it once again unearths the region’s role in the birth of the atomic age, and also highlights the radioactive legacy that continues to haunt us.
Marilyn Manson video commemorates Abortion survivor and USA Holocaust Victim, slo-mo-tion (tags)
California has the largest prison population per capita in the USA and the USA has the largest on Earth. Marilyn Manson's video choreographer celebrates and SLO and Mobile Audit Club and more, Kurt Brown saint Ram Bone alleged survivor of abortion by FDIC murder
Free workshop helps undocumented youths become DACA-mented (tags)
The San José Peace and Justice Center and the Justice Studies Program at San José State University held a free workshop to assist undocumented youths in filling out the complex applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
San francisco State Rejects Normalization (tags)
Rejecting normalization is not incitement to violence
Shocking incitement to Violence at SF SU (tags)
Shocking Incitement to violence at San francisco State University today, at GUPS event
Twitter Censoring www Political Speech is Not IPO Concern$.. (tags)
Until Twitter owners allow individuals the realistic opportunity of building their own larger followers base without using paid program APT$ to delete those who un>follow Twitter users,they will never retain long time users ..
Senate Legislation Legitimizes Lawless Surveillance (tags)
Chemotherapy Increases Cancer Cell Growth, Kills Healthy Cells (tags)
New research from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center in Seattle shows that chemotherapy damages healthy tissue around tumors and causes cancer cells to become resistant and using damaged DNA of healthy cells to create cancer "super" cells that grow faster than before treatment. The pharmaceutical industry monopolizes the treatment field with toxic chemotherapy while using their FDA puppets to suppress lower cost yet more effective alternative treatments currently only available outside the U.S. and at great cost to patients.
Antifascists Attack The Vex in Response to Deth in June (tags)
Antifascists glue locks and paint the Vex in response to fascist third position band Death in June.
SAN FRANCISCO: HANDS OFF SYRIA! (tags)
People gathered here on an unusually hot day-for SF- to rally and march in opposition to US plans to stage military attacks on Syria.
"A Menace to Society: Or How An Uppity Black Man Got Banned From Cody’s Bookstore" (tags)
Joseph Anderson is the outspoken author of a number of commentaries (available online) criticizing the racist stereotyping and pathologizing of Black males from young to old – and sometimes even by those particular *Black* authors, filmmakers and documentary makers eagerly given investment financing, contracts, buy-outs, royalties, grants, distribution, or platforms by white corporations and institutions to do so – attitudinally leading to the legalized, collectively *serial* murders of unarmed Black males by cops, white (or even 'honorary white') wanna-be cops (like George Zimmerman), and other racist assailants all over this country, as well as to Black males' systematic incarceration. This important, exemplified, 'vintage' article, asked for and published (at the literary journal "Konch") by the internationally famous African American author and UC Berkeley professor emeritus, Ishmael Reed, REVISITS and DETAILS some of Anderson's own experience with, and reflections upon, this – including, especially, white liberal racism. Unfortunately, like all prophetic writing, these reflections are all too true even today.
LA Code 41.18 (d); Policing Our Way Out of Homelessness (tags)
The L.A. Municipal Code 41.18 (d) remains an easy way for police to criminalize homeless individuals and make their lives more difficult than they already are, resulting in the U.S. 9th Circuit Court to rule in their "Jones vs. City of L.A." case that this code violates the U.S. Constitution's 8th Amendment (No cruel and unusual punishment). Certain officers issue citations to people arbitrarily without providing ANY time for individuals to comply.
Torture by Design: Saying No to the Architecture of Solitary Confinement (tags)
Friday, August 16 marked the 40th consecutive day of a multi-ethnic statewide prisoner hunger strike initiated from inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) of California's Pelican Bay State Prison. As the horror of solitary confinement comes under increasing scrutiny in the US and around the world, human rights activists are confronting this public health and safety epidemic from a variety of angles. One group, called Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility has challenged solitary confinement in US prisons by recently launching a Change.org petition asking the American Institute of Architects to amend its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to prohibit the design of spaces for killing, torture, and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
Decades of Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks Failure : 50 Reasons Why (tags)
Detroit Mirrors America's Decline (tags)
Napolitano to Head University of California (tags)
Day of rage against Tiaa-Cref (tags)
Join JVP in a day of Rage against Financial services provider to the 99%, Tiaa-Cref July 16, 2013
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.
Five Articles In One On Superior Health With Nonviolent Diet (tags)
The 5 articles are 1. Blood Sweat and Tears: Ingredients In Animal Flesh 2. Of Sex and Diet 3. Superior Brain Function of Vegetarian, Vegan and Fruitarian Diet 4. Fish Can't Scream And Their Flesh is Neurotoxic 5. Myriad Reasons To Be Vegetarian
General Wesley Clark: Whistleblower, Warrior (tags)
SAN ONOFRE: ANATOMY OF A NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN (tags)
How the San Onofre nuclear power plant shut down, and why
Israeli Involvement in NSA Spying (tags)
It doesn't surprise. On June 8, Haaretz headlined "What was the Israeli involvement in collecting US communications intel for NSA?" More on that below.
Israeli Involvement in NSA Spying (tags)
Unconstitutional US Data-Mining (tags)
IRS Scandal: More Than Meets the Eye (tags)
The SF LGBT Pride Committee Has Nothing to Be Proud of Over Bradley Manning (tags)
Glenn Greenwald’s article in The Guardian titled “Bradley Manning is off limits at SF Gay Pride parade, but corporate sleaze is embraced” (4/27/13) has internationally publicized the cowardly decision of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee to rescind its election of political prisoner U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning as a Grand Marshal of the annual Gay Pride Parade. Manning is the gay service member charged with giving WikiLeaks thousands of classified documents exposing U.S. atrocities in Iraq, along with other materials.
Lodge Squat Provided Housing for Many in SF (tags)
After a two year run, The Lodge, a San Francisco squat started by Homes Not Jails, came to an end on March 15.
FBI Responsibility for US Terror Plots (tags)
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr Drops Taser Proposal (tags)
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr is the fourth chief in a decade to propose cops use tasers while talking people out of public crisis. For the fourth time, this proposal was met with powerful citizen opposition..
Akbayan takes poll campaign to Filipino-Americans (tags)
LOS ANGELES—Akbayan’s Rep. Walden Bello began a campaign tour of Filipino American communities to raise support for his party and President Benigno Aquino III’s common reform agenda in the coming May elections.
Philippine Congressman Walden Bello visits Filipino communities in US cities (tags)
IN several forums this month, Congressman Walden Bello is visiting Filipino-American communities in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland to talk about the upcoming May 13 mid-term congressional elections in the Philippines, and the role his political party, Akbayan Citizens’ Action Party, has played in the passing of progressive legislation during the just-concluded 15th Congress. Akbayan’s Risa Hontiveros is running for a Senate seat in May, and is in the circle of candidates deemed to have a chance of winning a seat – a first in the Senate for Akbayan. Akbayan is also running as a party-list organization to again have their House seats.
LA Graffit crew tags San Francisco Veterans Mural Project (tags)
LA Graffiti crew defaces military veterans mural project in San Francisco
Policy makers leave HUD's housing programs at risk (tags)
More than 900 organizations nationwide have spoken out against the massive spending cuts scheduled to take place. In a call to action, activists continue to urge low-income families in the federally subsidized housing programs to immediately contact their representatives, and to urge the Obama administration and Congress to stop the automatic spending cuts scheduled to go into effect on March 1, that could result in the eviction of 250,000 voucher holders in HUD housing programs!
Longshore Struggle Brews on Both Coasts, Part 2 (tags)
In the Northwest, at the terminals on the Columbia River, Puget Sound, and Portland, Oregon, the membership of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) are on the defensive against the Northwest Grain Handlers Association (NWGHA). The conflict involves nearly 3,000 workers at terminals that handle a quarter of the nation’s grain exports.
Fiscal Cliff deal leaves HUD's housing programs at risk (tags)
In a call to action, activists urge all low-income families in the federally subsidized housing programs to immediately contact their representatives, and to urge the Obama administration and Congress to stop the automatic spending cuts scheduled to go into effect on March 1, 2013, that could result in the eviction of 250,000 voucher holders in HUD housing programs!
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.
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.
Judyth Baker, Lee Oswald's lover, speaks in N. Hollywood & Venice Tues. Wed. 11.27-28.2012 (tags)
See MeAndLee.com for details of book tour and for contact info: Judyth Vary Baker, alleged JFK assassin Lee Oswald's lover, speaks this week in North Hollywood and Venice, CA - see below for details - both venues FREE. Books will be available for sale.
Naked Israeli Aggression (tags)
Sandy: Katrina Redux? (tags)
ALL SET FOR NOVEMBER 11 12th JFAV PROTEST MARCH/RALLY IN HOLLYWOOD (tags)
They Served, they Deserved Benefits.” The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and its allied organizations announced that they are all set for the biggest demonstration, the 12th JFAV Protest March/Rally in the entertainment capital of the world-Hollywood on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 12;00 noo at Holywood and Vine intersection. For the first time, the JFAV march and rally in Hollywood and not in front of the Federal building in Downtown LA. as it usually does since 1997. Arturo Garcia, JFAV National coordinator explained the rationale for the change in venue : “ The Federal Building in downtown LA is usually closed for the November 11 holiday so all the rallies there are symbolical. Now we will bring it to the eyes entire world an not an empty edifice.” After the post-election victory of re-elected President, the JFAV wrote an appeal and demand letter asking the president to issue an executive order for full recognition of 43,000 Filipino World War II Veterans and their survivors who for more than 66 years were still unrecognized American veterans. Post Obama Election Protest Rally The JFAV stopped the lobby on the US Congress for HR 210 after the GOP controlled House of Representatives refused JFAV a hearing on HR 210 at the House Veterans Affairs Committee last August 2012 even with 96 co-sponsors for the bill.
2012 Presidential Election & Cal Props Results (tags)
All elections confirm the class struggle that has preceded them and the 2012 presidential general election confirms the fact that there has not been much class struggle in this country. There has been some effort to bring this backward country into the fold of civilization with the placing of a repeal of the California death penalty, Prop 34, on the ballot by the voters, but as of 5 a.m., 11/7/12, it has 47% of the vote. The presidential election, with the re-election of the latest fascist war criminal in the White House with a bare 50.3% of the vote is no mandate and this termed out president is now a lame duck president. The 2016 presidential election begins today.
RICO Suit Filed Against Keker & Van Nest and Partner Matt Werdegar (tags)
A civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suit naming as defendants (among others) Keker & Van Nest and partner Matt Werdegar was filed in federal court.
World Premiere of Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)
On October 6, the new film "Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal," will be making its world premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival, and then begin touring around the world. We interview two of the filmmakers.
JUDGE ORDERS CHANGE OF VENUE IN CASE AGAINST DAVID WERDEGAR OF INSTITUTE ON AGING (tags)
An Orange County Superior Court judge has ordered a change of venue in a case pending against David Werdegar of San Francisco-based Institute on Aging (IOA).
S.A.M.E. Hosts Victory Celebration for Marriage Equality Protesters (tags)
The San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) held a victory celebration September 21 at the Bamboo Lounge in Hillcrest after San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith dropped all charges against the Equality Nine, protesters who were arrested at the San Diego County Clerk's office August 19, 2010 for showing up to request marriage licenses or support others doing so, including same-sex couples who had appointments. The event featured five of the Equality Nine and also Queer-rights pioneers Leo Laurence and Pat Brown, who led militant Queer-liberation demonstrations in San Francisco months before the Stonewall riots.
US Media War on Islam (tags)
“EQUALITY NINE VICTORY CELEBRATION” AT BAMBOO LOUNGE IN HILLCREST SEPTEMBER 21 (tags)
San Diego's Queer community is celebrating the end of the Equality Nine case Friday, September 21, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bamboo Lounge, 1475 University Avenue in Hillcrest. After having criminal charges hanging over their heads for more than two years, the six remaining members of the Equality Nine are finally free thanks to the city dismissing the case in late August.
Mo Nishida on Richard Aoki (tags)
The local Japanese American / Asian Amercian community site and paper Rafu Shimpo published longtime revolutionary Mo Nishida's response to the Rafu's and general media's story about Richard Aoki being and FBI informant. Please visit the link to see a photo of Mo, and read/post comments there.
FEDS THREATEN TO REVOKE ALEX SANCHEZ BAIL FOR SUPPORTING SALVADORAN PEACE PROCESS (tags)
US prosecutors have threatened to revoke Homies Unidos leader Alex Sanchez' bail and return him to prison for his part in supporting a truce between imprisoned gang members in El Salvador. The prosecutors are seeking to prevent Sanchez fromappearing in San Francisco this weekend at the opening of a Culture Clash play, "Placas", based loosely on Sanchez' long journey from gang-banger to peacemaker.
Wilson Sonsini's Larry Sonsini Asked to Investigate US Ambassador to Japan John Roos (tags)
The request comes amidst revelations that in 2007-2008, OBAMA FOR AMERICA operatives John Roos and Mark Parnes of Wilson Sonsini participated in what appears to be a sophisticated financial scheme to misuse the California Bar Foundation and non-profit entity CaliforniaALL
Southern California Edison Refusal To Disclose Contributions Prompts Complaint to IRS (tags)
In a letter dated August 30, 2012, Edison (through their senior attorney Allan D. Johnson) informed me that they will not comply with the request. Edison wrote: “EIX and SCE are unaware of any authority that would obligate them to produce these documents to you.” Furthermore, Edison also wrote: “Neither EIX nor SCE plan to take any further action in response to your request.”
On San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) , Southern California Edison (tags)
In 2007, Jeffrey Bleich was a ready-to-wage-war attorney working for Ronald Leroy Olson at Munger Tolles & Olson who was dubbed by some media outlets as Superman.
Cindy Sheehan Speaks at Reception in San Diego (tags)
For four years, from her emergence as an anti-war activist following the death of her son Casey in combat in Iraq, Cindy Sheehan was a hero among liberals and Democrats for her attempts to hold then-President George W. Bush to account for starting the Iraq war and taking her son's life in vain. Then she ran for Congress against Democratic icon Nancy Pelosi and made it clear she held both major parties responsible for the war and the rest of America's ills. Now she's Roseanne Barr's running mate in the Peace and Freedom Party's Presidential campaign, running on a socialist platform that says education, housing and health care are human rights.
Kissing Under The Stars at Chic-Fil-A in Hollywood, California Part 2 (tags)
Anti-Gay Chicken Franchise gets dressed down at Sunset and Highland. Photo Set 2 0f 2
Kissing Under The Stars at Chic-Fil-A in Hollywood, California (tags)
Anti-Gay Chicken Franchise gets dressed down at Sunset and Highland. Photo Set 1 of Two
What's Wrong with San Diego's City Finances? (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality heard a presentation July 26 from "Paradise Plundered" author Vladimir Kogan. The book, co-written with professors Steven P. Erie and Scott A. MacKenzie, argues that San Diegans have long wanted their city government to do far more in services than they're willing to pay for in taxes -- and recently they and the politicians seeking to lead the city, most notably Right-wing Queer Mayoral front-runner Carl DeMaio, have been scapegoating city workers and their unions for the city's pension crisis and other financial shortfalls.
Alameda County Proclaims Palestinian Cultural Day Despite Opposition (tags)
Alameda County became the second California county to recognize Palestinian residents as a people, having a rich culture, and contributing to the community. An earlier attempt by opponents to scuttle the proclamation in June was overcome by negotiations between residents and county supervisors. Supervisors Nate Miley and Wilma Chan presented the proclamation on behalf of the entire Board on July 24, 2012.
Lawless Domestic Spying (tags)
May Day in Oakland (tags)
marching, in the face of intimidation.
CONVOCATORIA AL FESTIVAL DE CINE INMIGRANTE DE SAN FRANCISCO 2012! (tags)
La organización, SFImFF, acepta obras de ficción, documentales y animación, mientras no excedan los 30 minutos de duración, sin importar la fecha de producción o el formato original de filmación.
"Explosive" 9/11 Documentary Premieres in San Diego (tags)
One day before the film's "official" premiere in Beverly Hills, architect Richard Gage and other members of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth showed their new film, "9/11: Explosive Evidence: Experts Speak Out" at the Joyce Beers Community Center in San Diego. Its thesis is that "controlled demolition," not fires caused by the impacts of the planes hitting the buildings, brought down the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001.
Banking leads to Murder and Maiming of Judges and FDIC Officials & reporter (tags)
I am Kurt Brown -- Saint Ram Bone, founder of Mobile Audit Club. I realized this past week in May of 2012 that bribes are being used to murder and maim judges and banking regulatory officials. I went to a clinic in Santa Cruz California called the Planned Parenthood health clinic to get healthcare. I have been maimed when getting healthcare since 2001. A bribe was allegedly alluded to so that the doctor would say I was insane and to use my hand writing as proof
May 21 Deadline to Change Your Party Status to Peace & Freedom or Green to Save Both (tags)
You have until May 21, 2012 to change your party status or register to vote for the 6/5/12 election Peace & Freedom Party or Green Party to save these two parties, due to the anti-democratic “Top Two” Primary Prop 14 passed in June 2010. These 2 parties have been on the ballot only due to receiving enough votes in November elections, but not due to registration. Now, it must be by registration only. The Decline to State voters are 21% of the registered voters, or some 3 million people. If you want choices, you have to care about the parties NOW because Peace & Freedom and Green will most likely not make the Top Two for November and will be gone forever when this happens, as it will, in 2014, the governor’s race and other statewide constitutional offices.
Reasons to Oppose the Institution of Marriage (tags)
The recent announcement by President Obama in support of gay marriage leaves many questions unanswered. Why do we need to get permission from a religious authority figure to be with the one(s) we love and care about? Isn't monogamy really for the birds?
USA Laws Butchering Banks and Causing Murder, See San Bruno, See FDIC Act of 1991 (tags)
The USA government has gone into full butcher mode with murders galore in the San Francisco Bay area to vouch for mayhem caused by change in banking laws. A sort of Wal-Mart of Banking Laws in 1999 and 1991 allowing banks such as Wachovia to Be Buthchered.
Singer Justin Utley: Gay Ex-Mormon Tells His Story in Music (tags)
Justin Utley grew up Mormon in a suburb of Salt Lake City. He was raised to believe he was one of the "Chosen People" — until he started realizing that his emotional, romantic and sexual interests lay with men and not women. On the advice of the church, he spent four years in so-called "reparative therapy" trying to "cure" himself of being Gay. Then he decided to be who he was created to be and not what his repressive church wanted him to be, and in two full-length CD's and his inspirational single "Stand for Something" he's set his struggle to powerful, intense music.
Queer Democrats Unanimously Oppose Pension "Reform" (tags)
The hottest issue on the June 5 ballot in San Diego is Proposition B, the public pension "reform" initiative sponsored by openly Queer Right-wing City Councilmember and Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio. It would freeze all city workers' pay for five years and abolish the city's pension system for new hires, replacing it with a 401(k)-style plan. The product of a decade-long propaganda campaign by the radical Right politicians and media, it's expected to pass easily — but the predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality, after hearing a debate on it, unanimously voted to oppose it at their April 26 meeting.
Seeno Family Developers Inflate Home Prices (tags)
For activists in Nevada who were battling Coyote Springs development and the SNWA pipeline, we've gone from the frying pan into the fire. Our prior nemesis Mr. Harvey Whittemore has now been replaced by Mr. Albert Seeno and Family. Just as was the case with Mr. Whittemore, environmental regulations are simply obstacles for Mr. Seeno & Co. to avoid, bend and break when needed.
SB 1220, the poverty pimp's affordable housing sham (tags)
Poor people and the public at large are being urged to immediately contact the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, to tell the Senators that they should not pass "SB 1220 the HOMeS Act," unless nonprofit housing organizations and nonprofit housing developers in California are banned from imposing minimum income requirements against the poor!
Philippine unions support campaign of workers in Hyatt hotels in US (tags)
TRADE unions and other organizations picketed today the Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila in the Malate area to air their support to the global campaign to boycott the Hyatt chain of hotels prompted by the rampant abuses against the workers in several Hyatt hotels in the US, even as they recall the almost similar plight suffered by the workers in the shuttered Hyatt Regency Manila.
Archive Of Housing News by Lynda Carson: Struggle for Just Cause / Tenant's Rights (tags)
The battle over rent control, just cause eviction protections, tenant's rights and poverty issues are a never ending struggle.
Hunter Moore, Isanyoneup.com and Cyber Rape (tags)
Cyber rape is a disturbing trend in which websites upload copyright-protected naked images in order to trash reputations and end careers; and of course, make money. I spent a heart-wrenching week consoling victims.
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.
Texas Rep. Ron Paul, 90 Congress Leaders Supports Equity of Filipino WW II Vets (tags)
A week after the Bataan Day celebration, lobbyists will visit the US Congress the second time in a month’s time to press for sub-committee hearing on HR 210, “The Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2011,” which will provide full recognition to the US military services of the remaining 50,000 Filipino WW II veterans and full benefits to the veterans, widows, and their families. Lobbyists find inspiration in Texas Rep. Ron Paul, a war veteran himself and Republican presidential candidate who openly endorsed the bill in a public rally in Nevada. “We are pleased to announce Ron Paul’s unwavering legacy of supporting veterans by announcing he will support and co-sponsor HR 210,” said John Tate, national campaign manager. “HR 210 provides a small thank you for an enormous debt of gratitude owed the Philippines and America’s most heroic individuals.”
Open Letter to General Delfin Lorenzana, OVA. (tags)
Dear General, I have been informed by the JFAV in San Francisco the following concerning the WW ll Filipino Vets again today. The Embassy is only supporting appeals that were filed and not all the 24,000 that did not file appeals, after filing claims. I was quite surprised to hear this since the VA and NPRC have made it clear they will not accept any Philippine documents as proof of service and nothing has been reviewed with western leaders as to an agreement for all that have been denied. If it is true I would like to request a SUMMIT of the western states leadership area concerning this decision since all the input appears to have come from DC based sources to develop this policy and no request for input was asked or even put forth to get suggestions from the Filipino-American Veterans of America & Families who are fighting for denied veterans here in this state and California.
San Bruno Gas Pipe Explosion Revenge for Wachovia Bank and Casa Di Cambio Money Laundering (tags)
The explosion in San Bruno in 2010 was in retaliation for the closing of Wachovia Bank and the seizing of millions of dollars of drug monies from Colombia and Mexico that passed through the currency exchange house at the Mexican-US border, the Casa Di Cambio. Wells Fargo Swallowed Wachovia.
Lynch Law U.S.A.: State Defends Murderer of Trayvon Martin (tags)
Outrage over the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin compounds daily as the killer remains free, facing no criminal charges for gunning down the unarmed black youth from Miami Gardens, Florida. On February 26, George Zimmerman, a white self-appointed captain of a "neighborhood watch" team in a gated community in the Orlando suburb of Sanford, shot Martin, a black high-school student, who was returning to the home in the development where he and his father were staying. Police and local prosecutors never charged Zimmerman and accepted his cynical claim that he shot the unarmed youth in "self-defense." Thousands have demonstrated around the country, particularly after police tapes of 911 calls by Zimmerman were released, showing that he was stalking Martin. But the main thrust of liberals is to divert the protests into a movement for gun control laws and to get rid of "Stand Your Ground" laws such as Florida's which make it legal to shoot in self-defense. The ruling-class response deliberately tries to obscure the key fact that this was racist murder. Trayvon Martin was killed for the "crime" of "walking while black."
Student Activists Receive Gertrude Welch Peace and Justice Award (tags)
Student Advocates for Higher Education (SAHE) was honored by the San José Peace and Justice Center for the service, activism, tenacity, and courage of its students, and especially of its undocumented members. Representatives Mike Honda and Zoe Lofgren participated in the ceremony held at San José State University.
Periodistas de Indybay acusados de delito grave: Conspiración para hacer los medios (tags)
SANTA CRUZ, CA — El Fiscal Bob Lee ha iniciado un ataque frontal y total contra los medios independientes de Santa Cruz al incluir cuatro colaboradores regulares de Indybay.org en el grupo de once personas acusadas de múltiples delitos graves y delitos menores después de la ocupación de un edificio bancario vacío el 30 de noviembre de 2011. Al parecer, el Fiscal Lee cree que es su deber dictar cómo los medios deben reportar eventos tales como la ocupación del banco ubicado en la calle River 75. Si la cobertura no cuenta con su aprobación, los periodistas corren el riesgo de que la Fiscalía presente cargos en su contra.
It Didn't All Start at Stonewall! audio links (tags)
An audio version of the January 16 event at Pleasures and Treasures, sponsored by Activist San Diego, at which Leo Laurence and Pat Brown talked about their experiences doing militant Queer activism in San Francisco months before the Stonewall Inn riots in New York City, commonly but wrongly believed to be the beginning of the Queer rights movement in the U.S., is now available at the following links.
News conference to announce plans to sue Cal. Secty. of State, Wed. 2/29, 10am, Sacramento (tags)
To announce plans by a Freedom Socialist Party attorney to sue Secretary of State Debra Bowen to reinstate Stephen Durham to the Peace and Freedom Party presidential primary ballot. Speakers on behalf of the Peace and Freedom Party, National Lawyers Guild, Radical Women, the L.A. March 4th Committee to Defend Public Education and Social Services and others will also testify to growing public support for socialists on the ballot.
Sheriff Arpaio and Cronies Exposed in Federal Court (tags)
The criminal conduct of Arpaio Exposed
OCCUPY PRESS RELEASE: 8 CHALLENGES TO WELLS FARGO (FEB 6, 2012) (tags)
8 CHALLENGES FOR WELLS FARGO (OCCUPY ACTIVISTS MEETING; MON, FEB. 6, 2012) On Monday -- Feb 6th -- active members of the national Occupy movement who have been involved in addressing the foreclosure and related banking industry crisis, presented below 8 challenges to Wells Fargo. Though the 7 Occupy Activists do not speak for the entire Occupy movement, they do, however, believe these are legitimate concerns of many in the Occupy movement relating to the U.S. foreclosure crisis. They represent growing calls for action throughout the movement and we call upon Wells Fargo to immediately address these challenges. See PDF Nand or Text.
8 CHALLENGES TO WELLS FARGO FROM OCCUPY ACTIVISTS (tags)
8 CHALLENGES TO WELLS FARGO FROM OCCUPY ACTIVISTS ISSUED AT HISTORIC OCCUPY-WELLS FARGO MEETING ON FEB 6, 2012 (AT WELLS FARGO'S INVITATION TO OCCUPY THE ROSE PARADE ACTIVISTS).
Los Angeles participates in national day of action against war in Iran (tags)
Press Release for Monday Occupy Meeting with Wells Fargo Execs (3-5:30pm) (tags)
WHO: Occupy Activists in LA, Wells Fargo Executives, and Community Leaders WHAT: An unprecedented meeting between Bankers and Occupy Protesters WHEN: Monday, February 6, 2012 from 3pm-5pm; Press Conference at 5:30pm WHERE: Center of Nonprofit Management at California Endowment Building 1000 N. Alameda, L.A.
What's Left for the Left? Building a Blue-Green Coalition (tags)
To build a strong electoral base for the Left, Green Party activists can build coalitions to pass ranked choice voting in cities throughout LA County, elect Greens to every non-partisan office - from neighborhood council to union leadership - and strategically support anti-war progressive Democrats running for state and federal office. From the ground up, we must build a diverse Green Party to protect our planet beyond the age of empire.
Queer Liberation Started in San Francisco, Not Stonewall (tags)
The legend says America's — and the world's — Queer liberation movement began with the riot at the Stonewall Inn bar in New York City in June 1969. But three months before, militant Queer activists in San Francisco had launched the Committee for Homosexual Freedom (CHF) and mounted the first-ever picket against a private employer for discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. Leo Laurence and Pat Brown, two veterans of that movement, brought their story to Activist San Diego June 16.
Occupy 2.0 (tags)
Photos of the Occupy San Diego three-month anniversary march January 7 downtown and an interview with Occupy activist and former hunger striker John Kenney on his ideas for the future of the movement.
“The Hard Edge” Comes to San Diego Jan. 26-29 (tags)
The Hard Edge, the four-day series of Leather events and workshops sponsored by Ms. San Diego Leather 2009 Christi Campbell, will take place Thursday, January 26 through Sunday, January 29. Online registrations will be open until Wednesday, January 25 at http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=932418. Registrations can also be made in person at Pleasures & Treasures adult store, 2525 University Avenue in North Park, and at the opening event: an introduction and reception for the presenters Thursday, January 26, 7 to 9 p.m. at 428 Fourth Avenue, suite C, downtown San Diego. Locations for the other events will be given out only after people register.
On MLK Day, Dedicate Ourselves for the Final Struggle for Justice and Equality (tags)
–“Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere.” As we marked and remember the struggle and victories of Martin Luther King Jr. today, we in the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) do not only remember him in marches and rallies but in a tribute to dedicate ourselves for the final struggle for Filipino World War II Veterans and their survivors final struggle for justice and against racism and discrimination. The testament that the struggle of MLK is vibrantly alive is that a sizeable majority of California US Representatives co-sponsor the equity bill for Filipino WW II vets, came from the Black Caucus . They are the worthy followers of MLK. Most famous of them of them is Rep. Lewis of Georgia who marched with MLK during the civil rights movement.
2012 Magnetic Pole Reversal; Doom or Hoax? (tags)
The Mayan calendar predicts what scientists call a magnetic pole reversal every 800,000 years or so. Nobody really knows what will happen, from the doomsayers to the relaxsayers. The truth is usually in the middle. Get ready anyway, no harm in being prepared.
Targeting Journalists Covering OWS Protests (tags)
Serial Killer Targets Homeless Men in Orange County (tags)
Three transient men have been stabbed to death in Orange County, Calif., in the last three weeks by a killer who may be on a vendetta against the homeless or is homeless himself.
Banking Warfare, Gas Explosion San Bruno, FDIC bank examiner Injected causes brain Stroke (tags)
The gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno in 2010 was likely deliberately set to explode and killed many. I smelled the gas on Interstate 280 and did not report it because I have been tortured and caused to have a brain stroke due to forced injections by federal and state officials.
Longshore Workers, Truckers: Shut the Ports, Coast to Coast! (tags)
Following the nationally-coordinated police evictions last month of Occupy Wall Street and encampments across the country, on December 12 the Occupiers struck back. Ports up and down the West Coast were blockaded, from Seattle to San Diego. Despite a barrage of hostile propaganda in the media, opposition from union bureaucrats and heavy police repression in some places, overall the blockade was successful -- this time. The blockade was called in solidarity with longshore workers fighting a union-busting assault in Longview, Washington and port truckers seeking union recognition in the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach. This support should have been greeted. But now the class war on the West Coast docks is coming to a head, and it can't be waged from the outside. Bay Area labor has called for a caravan to Longview. The goal should be a real occupation of the terminal by the workers to prevent the loading of the scab cargo. Longshore militants have called on the longshore unions to shut down every port on the West Coast, and the East and Gulf Coasts, to smash EGT's union-busting. Can it be done? Yes, but only though sharp struggle against the pro-capitalist labor bureaucracy.
On the 70th Year of Pearl Harbor Day, Filipino Veterans Reclaim Their Dignity As American (tags)
Remember Pearl Harbor! On December 8th, Filipino WW II veterans and widows marched to the offices of Senators Boxer in San Diego and Los Angeles, and Feinstein in San Francisco in support of simultaneous talks in their DC offices. Lobbyists will ask both Senators to co-introduce a companion bill to HR 210 “The Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2011.” In Los Angeles, six delegates from JFAV led by its National Coordinator Arturo Garcia and S4PACE Vice presiden Jovy Alejandrino met with Rafi Nazarians, District head of Senator Boxer's office at 312 Spring St.Los Angeles, CA 90012 at around 9AM. In Washington DC, Atty. Arnedo Valera met with Ryan O'Reilly, military Legislative fellow of Senator Boxer at Hart Senate building while JFAV San Francisco leaders Ago Pedalizo and Violy Reyes,met with Senator Feinstein staff in her San Francisco office.
NEWS ADVISORY: Green Party presidential candidate forum, Saturday, December 3rd, LA (tags)
The Great Refusal and The 99 Percent (tags)
The Great Unraveling provokes the Great Refusal (Paul Krugman). The mainstream media pursue their own political goals and only publish what pleases the advertisers. We need information, not indoctrination. Occupy could change the whole culture with a new media emerging.
Festival de Cine Inmigrante de San Francisco muestra realidad de jornaleros extranjeros (tags)
La travesía, obstáculos y abusos padecidos por la comunidad migrante será mostrada el 30 de noviembre en el City College-Mission y el 3 de diciembre en el Centro del Pueblo
A FILM FESTIVAL FOR THE IMMIGRANTS (tags)
The SF Immigrant Film Festival will be held on November 30 and December 3, at the City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus, and at Centro del Pueblo, on Valencia St.
Anti-labor SF Voters Support Republican-endorsed Mayor Lee’s Pension Destruction (tags)
Elections simply confirm the class struggle that has preceded them and it is clear from the San Francisco election results for November 8, 2011 that the needs and interests of the workingclass are held in total contempt with the electorate’s support of Proposition C, one of 2 anti-city worker pension destruction propositions placed on the ballot by Democrats.
Call Your Senator at 1-866-251-4044 to Save Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid (tags)
We the 99% are outraged that the 1%, represented by mostly their fellow 1% members, the US Congress, are considering, through their Super Committee, to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. You can stop it now by calling 1-866-251-4044 where you will be connected to your US Senators. For more information, see strengthensocialsecurity.org
Finally a 10th Amendment lawsuit on medical marijuana!!!! (tags)
Medical marijuana advocates sue prosecutors over crackdown
Philippines: PALEA holds motorcade on the 30th day of its protest vs. outsourcing (tags)
Also in commemoration of PALEA’s 30th day of protest against contractualization, solidarity actions were held in San Francisco and Los Angeles by US unions and the Filipino-American community. In San Francisco, the groups picketed the Philippine consulate and PAL ticketing office, and submitted a letter of concern to Deputy Consul General Alfonso Ver.
Democracy Now! Co-Host Gonzalez Speaks in San Diego (tags)
"Democracy Now!" co-host Juan Gonzalez spoke in San Diego October 24 as part of a whirlwind tour in support of his new book, "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media." He made two main points in his talk: that there are three "strains" of American media — the corporate mainstream, the white alternative or "rebel" press, and media owned and controlled by people of color; and that since the 1840's the U.S. government has regulated every technological change in the media in a way that favors the interests of giant corporations over ordinary people.
The San Diego Mayoral Candidates That Didn't Bark (tags)
When A Better San Diego, a coalition made up largely of labor unions and their affiliates, sponsored a debate among the four leading candidates for Mayor of San Diego in next year's election, only two showed up. The no-shows were City Councilmember Carl DeMaio, whose whole campaign is based on targeting city workers as the source of San Diego's economic woes, and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, both Republicans. A third Republican, Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher, and Democratic Congressmember Bob Filner attended and differed on city workers' pensions, outsourcing city jobs to private companies and many other issues.
“Paradise Plundered” Takes Aim at San Diego’s Political Culture (tags)
Once upon a time, San Diego had a reputation for being an efficiently governed city whose taxes were low -- and so was its level of services, especially to working-class and lower-income people. Today the level of services is even lower and the city is so wretchedly governed the New York Times called it "Enron by the Sea." What happened is explained in the new book "Paradise Plundered," whose co-author, Vladimir Kogan, came to the Hillcrest Town Council October 11 and talked about the city's infamous pension crisis.
Report: The Indigenous Committee at Occupy LA (tags)
Indigenous people around the country are making their voices heard at occupations. Here in LA (occupied Yangna), the Indigenous Committee has been imparting many of these views in a local context.
We are the 99% World Day of Awareness is a Peaceful Peak for Los Angeles (tags)
In contrast to other towns Occupy Los Angeles and the City shine. Photo Set 3 of 3 by Robert Stuart Lowden for Los Angeles Indymedia Set 1 http://la.indymedia.org/news/2011/10/248740.php Set 2 http://la.indymedia.org/news/2011/10/248760.php
We are the 99% World Day of Awareness is a Peaceful Peak for Los Angeles (tags)
In contrast to other towns Occupy Los Angeles and the City shine. Photo Set 2 of 3 by Robert Stuart Lowden for Los Angeles Indymedia
We are the 99% World Day of Awareness is a Peaceful Peak for Los Angeles (tags)
In contrast to other towns Occupy Los Angeles and the City shine. Photo Set 1 of 3 by Robert Stuart Lowden for Los Angeles Indymedia.
15 Years of Giving Voice to Women and Transgender Prisoners in California (tags)
An interview with Diana Block, Pam Faden, and Dierdre Wilson --three members of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, which is celebrating its 15th year with an event in SF on Friday Oct. 14.
Occupy LA: One Week Old and Going Strong (tags)
LOS ANGELES, October 7, 2011 , OccupyLA Day Seven. The encampment at City Hall continues to grow. The camp now numbers close to 100 tents with at least two occupants per tent. Rain on Wednesday failed to discourage the occupiers, and the encampment is now larger and more organized than ever. Tomorrow the camp will have completed its first full week. It has been an action packed week and has drawn much media attention even competing with the Jackson murder trial just down the street
Queer Democrats Host Incumbent City Councilmembers (tags)
Thanks to a member who asked that all so-called "friendly incumbent" endorsements be pulled for further discussion, the three incumbent San Diego City Councilmembers who attended the September 22 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality (formerly the San Diego Democratic Club) ? Todd Gloria, Marti Emerald and Sherri Lightner ? found themselves on the spot. Instead of just showing up to receive their endorsements and thank the club, they spoke to the group on such controversial issues like the city's budget and pension problems, historical preservation and the influence of wealthy people like Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs on plans for Balboa Park.
Occupy LA, Day 1 (tags)
October 1, 2011 Three to Five thousand people gathered in Pershing Square in Downtown LA, at 10 am to march to City Hall. The purpose, to occupy City Hall in Solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street Movement that is in its twelfth day in New York City.
Rage Against Wall Street Crooks (tags)
Update for Troy Davis, The Fight Isn't Over (tags)
The news on Troy Davis is very bad. Despite being innocent, the Georgia Parole Board has OK'd his execution for 7 PM tomorrow (September 21st). Yet the fight to free Troy Davis isn?t over, and if that fails, the fight to overthrow the evil system that murders him will continue. Troy Davis was sentenced to death in 1991 for the killing of an off-duty Savannah policeman. Davis was found ?guilty? based on dubious accounts that he confessed to the killing and questionable ?eyewitness? identifications that included false eyewitness testimony coerced by the cops. Seven of the prosecution?s nine ?eyewitnesses? have since recanted. The only holdouts are one man who may be the actual killer and another who initially denied being able to identify the shooter only to pin it on Davis two years later. Three of the eyewitnesses say their testimony was coerced by the police. New eyewitnesses have come forth identifying another suspect.
Report Back: LA Forum on and Fundraiser for Haiti (tags)
Over 200 people, overwhelmingly Black people, came out for the Public Forum on and Fundraiser for Haiti. Actor and activist Danny Glover, Pierre Labossiere, co-founder of Haiti Action Committee, and Robert Roth, board member of Haiti Emergency Relief Fund were featured speakers at the event which both helped get the word out about what's happening on the ground in Haiti and raised funds to support the Haitian grassroots. Margaret Prescod, host of KPFK's Sojourner Truth and Women of Color in the Global Women's Strike, chaired.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio - Civil Rights Violations at U.S. 9th Cir. - San Francisco (tags)
Sheriff Joe's behind the scene scheming with a close lifelong friend is exposed in the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
The Long and Winding Road of Marriage Equality Litigation (tags)
Seeking social change through litigation is not for the faint-hearted ? or the impatient. At the July 28 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, attorney Jason Molnar of the Southern Poverty Law Center talked about the history of marriage equality litigation and brought two flow charts showing the twisted route it's already taken through the courts ? and it's likely to get even more twisted before the U.S. Supreme Court rules one way or the other.
THE HARVEST/ LA COSECHA (tags)
Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat. Zulema, Perla and Victor labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their own childhoods to help their families survive. THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA profiles these three as they journey from the scorching heat of Texas? onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida's tomato fields to follow the harvest. From the Producers of the Academy-Award? nominated film, WAR/DANCE and Executive Producer Eva Longoria, this award-winning documentary provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of these children who struggle to dream while working 12 ? 14 hours a day, 7 days a week to feed America. STARTS FRIDAY AUGUST 5 Laemmle?s Music Hall | 9036 Wilshire Blvd | Beverly Hills www.laemmle.com
Rally Kicks Off San Diego Pride Events (tags)
San Diego's Queer (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Pride events kicked off Friday, July 15 at a rally on the pride festival site in Balboa Park. The featured speakers were New Age author and credentialed minister Marianne Williamson, who talked about marriage equality as a straight supporter who has performed same-sex weddings, and Daniel Hernandez, the young, openly Gay aide to Congressmember Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) who saved her life when she was shot at an outdoor rally in January. But the most powerful speaker was former San Diego Democratic Club president Larry Baza, who powerfully expressed the history of the Queer rights movement and the challenges it faces in the future.
The Labor Movement in Portland, Oregon, Takes a Step Forward (tags)
On only the second sunny weekend of the year in Portland, Oregon, 60 plus labor activists decided to spend their Saturday at the Electricians union hall (IBEW Local 48), at the United Labor Strategy Meeting ? an event unlike any other happening in the country. What made the meeting unique was both its perspective and the diversity of unions that participated.
Will Jerry Brown Close Pelican Bay Prison? (tags)
Democratic Governor Jerry Brown is under a federal mandate to release thousands of prisoners from California's overcrowded concentration camp-prisons. Abolishing the entire prison-punishment system and the death penalty would be best, replacing it with job training for decent-paying jobs in one year for those under 50 and lifetime good pensions for those over 50. He could start by closing Pelican Bay Prison, a vicious hellhole that would make Hitler proud.
The anarchist Stuart Christie and his neo-conservative literary bedfellow (tags)
"The Floodgates of Anarchy" and a fan of a government that boils people to death...
Filipino WW II Vets/Widows Ask for Apology from Obama and US Congress (tags)
A day after the Memorial Day marked by flags and parades, Filipino WW II vets and widows vow to demand a formal public apology from President Barack Obama and the US Congress for 65 years of abandonment, racial discrimination and injustice. ?We deserve full recognition and full compensation. But the wounds of long years of humiliation as second-class American veterans will never completely heal until the US government asks for apology,? says Felino Punsalan, who celebrates 93rd birthday today, without any lump-sum, much less monthly pension, nor any signs that he would be recognized soon as an American veteran. Vets and their families ask California Assemblywoman Fiona Ma to introduce a separate bill demanding for apology. Ma previously sponsored bills supporting HR 210, ?The Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2011,? and the inclusion of the Filipino WW vets in the social studies curriculum of schools in California.
Re-visiting Uncle Ted & A Few FC Targets (tags)
Revisiting writings of Ted K, whether we disagree with his actions or not is irrelevant. The point is there are lessons to be learned in strategy and where the collective eco-activist movement is heading.
KPFA's GOP Activist (tags)
A Republican activist at KPFA? She is chair of the GOP in San Francisco and a rising star in her party. Her husband is a former KPFA board member who contributed $250 to the GOP last year.
San Diego Queers Split Over City Redistricting (tags)
San Diego?s Queer community has split over their response to the redrawing of district lines for the City Council. On one side are the members of the self-styled ?LGBT Redistricting Task Force,? who are pushing a major redesign of the city?s Queer-influenced District 3, pushing out the people of color and less affluent Queers in City Heights and adding more upscale neighborhoods like Mission Hills and Bankers? Hill to the Hillcrest/North Park core of the district. On the other side are Queer residents of the City Heights community of Azalea Park, who bought there because gentrification had priced them out of Hillcrest and North Park and now find themselves threatened that they will no longer be represented by a Queer Councilmember. The current District 3 is San Diego?s most ethnically diverse; the district proposed by the LGBT Redistricting Task Force and the Hillcrest Town Council will be 70 percent white.
Israeli Violence Marks Nakba Day (tags)
May Day March in S. F. 2011 (tags)
Video of May Day march in S. F. 2011
An event billed as "An Evening of Debate With Some Members of the Invisible Committee." (tags)
Where was the debate?
No están sol@s (tags)
[Declaración de solidaridad internacional con quienes en Cuba, desde abajo y a la izquierda, se están atreviendo a pensar y actuar por transformar su realidad, sin esperar las promesas del papá Estado ni los cantos de sirena del Capital mundial, representando el legado más vivo y hermoso de la Revolución Cubana, que se resiste a morir pese al cáncer de la burocracia.]
This Sunday, May 1: March for Immigrant & Workers' Rights (tags)
May 1: International Workers' Day Join Marches & Rallies for Immigrant and Workers' Rights in Los Angeles & Around the Country
21 Marzo, 2011 alle 22:12 Vi Informiamo di Documento anno 2005 e dal 2005 inviato a serviz (tags)
21 Marzo, 2011 alle 22:12 Vi Informiamo di Documento anno 2005 e dal 2005 inviato a servizi segreti esteri, religioni del pianeta, organizzazioni politiche, governi e parlamenti esteri, italia, organi di informazione italia ed esteri, alcune università nel mondo Anno 2005 DICHIARAZIONE DI MORTE AD EZLN
The History of May Day, Made in the USA (tags)
Leftist activists know about the eight men who were arrested and tried and convicted for terrorism related to Haymarket Square in Chicago. The bombing happened at a rally on the 4th, but it was due to events on May Day, when the city of Chicago went on strike.
KURT WENDELBORG: Not Your Typical Mr. San Diego Leather (tags)
Kurt Wendelborg may look like a typical Leather community titleholder — he’s tall, thin, in excellent shape physically and commandingly butch in his overall appearance and demeanor — but he really isn’t. Most of the Mr. San Diego Leather winners have been people who’ve lived in San Diego and been involved in community activities for years; Kurt had lived in San Diego less than a year when he ran for the title and won. Most of the title winners have been “tops,” playing the dominant role in scenes; Kurt not only is a “bottom” but proudly boasted about it from the stage at Rich’s during the March 19 contest. Offstage, Kurt is personable and easygoing but also passionate and dedicated about serving his community and his fellow human beings. He eagerly agreed to a Zenger’s interview and talked about the role of the title contests in the Leather community, his ambitions as a community leader and how he hopes being Mr. San Diego Leather 2011 will help him grow both personally and as a member of the Leather community.
Fukushima Meltdown Confirmed (tags)
March 26 Labor Solidarity March Photos (tags)
Photos by Slobodan Dimitrov.
Michael Sol: Queer Leatherman Explores Intimacy and Sadism (tags)
Michael Sol, Leatherman extraordinaire and candidate for Mr. Los Angeles Leather this weekend (March 26-27), is giving a demonstration of the Japanese rope bondage art, shibari, at the Joyce Beers Community Center, Vermont Street between Terra and Aladdin Restaurants in Hillcrest, Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m. at an event sponsored by the San Diego League of Gentlemen. In this interview, published in the April 2011 issue of Zenger's Newsmagazine, Sol talks extensively about his interests in Leather and so-called "edge play," and the distinction he draws between romantic intimacy and power exchanges. He also discusses the thin line between exercise and martial art, and between consensual S/M and the kinds of torture practiced on unwilling victims in places like Abu Ghraib.
Armageddon Scenario in Japan (tags)
confront David Irvings 2011 us holocaust denial tour (tags)
Confront David Irving’s 2011 Holocaust Denial Tour The notorious holocaust denier and Nazi sympathizer David Irving is at it again, attempting another US tour of thirty cities across the Southern, Western and Midwestern states
WHO SAYS AMERICAN INDEPENDENT VOTERS R INTERESTED IN DESTROYING UNIONS & THEIR FAMILIES ? (tags)
& IRAN WANTS 2 CONTINUE PUNISHING our 2 FELLOW Innocent little American Backpack Hikers WITH PRISON TIME 2 PUNISH THESE SELFISH U.S. ELITE$ ??
Obstructing and Delaying Aristide's Return (tags)
Tomorrow: March 1st Protest the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra: Don't Harmonize With Aparth (tags)
In the spirit of the people's revolution in Egypt and the protests across the Middle East….
Right-Wing Queer Councilmember DeMaio Dominates San Diego Economic Debate (tags)
Openly Queer Right-wing San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio dominated a forum on the city’s budget woes sponsored by the Hillcrest Town Council February 5. Three other panelists spoke ¬— former San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre, who stunned his supporters in the progressive community by joining DeMaio in campaigning against a proposed city sales tax increase last fall; former City Councilmember Michael Zucchet, a lobbyist for the city workers’ main union; and economics professor Alan Gin — but DeMaio and his proposed “Roadmap for Recovery,” a plan to balance the city’s budget by privatizing city jobs, slashing pensions and reducing supposedly “nonessential” city services, was the basis for the discussion and provided the context to which the other three panelists responded.
Curtis Dixon: The Art of the Leather Bootblack (tags)
The Leather community has a lot of folkways non-Leather people are often baffled by, and one of them is the importance of the bootblack. Curtis Dixon has been bootblacking for almost a quarter of a century and has won several major honors in the craft. In this interview, celebrating the upcoming San Diego Leather Pride events in March as well as the California Leather SIR/boy contest in San Diego in May, Curtis talks about what bootblacking means to the Leather community as a whole and its importance to him personally
Gioffre & Rader: Real-Life Gay Couple Do Video Together (tags)
Though the passage of Proposition 8 in November 2008 put a damper on their original business plan to market themselves as specialist in wedding videos for Gay and Lesbian couples, videographers and real-life husband and husband Gary Rader and Anthony Gioffre are going ahead with their company, Golden Lodestar Productions, and even marketing themselves as specialists in commitment ceremonies. They also do other kinds of video production and are frequently seen with their gear at local pro-Queer demonstrations and other political events they’re documenting for historical purposes.
Federal and State Officials Hear Testimony Regarding Impact of Pollution at Schools (tags)
Redistricting, Open Primaries and the Challenges for Democrats (tags)
At the January 27 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, Jess Durfee, chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party and former president of the club, explained the challenges the party faces as the citizens’ redistricting commission begins work on redrawing legislative lines for the 2012 election and beyond. He also talked about California’s new open primary law, which also goes into effect in 2012 and allows members of any political party, or of no party at all, to vote in primary races, with the two top finishers from the primary running against each other in the general election even if they’re from the same political party. California’s Democratic leadership opposed both these changes, but Durfee’s presentation focused on making them work and protecting the party’s interests in this new electoral environment.
Chicano Arts Pioneer Takes On Globalization and War (tags)
Pioneering Chicano artist Malaquias Montoya was present at the creation of the Chicano rights movement in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, being one of the organizers of the Mexican American Liberation Arts Front (MALAF) who helped create the images of that movement. But he’s also involved with current social and political controversies. In his show “Globalization and War: The Aftermath,” through March 4 at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park, he takes on Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib, the U.S. government’s rationalization of torture (“softening them up for interrogation”), the growing gap between rich and poor in the U.S. and throughout the world, and other progressive themes in a bold, assertive and often brutal style derived from 20th century New York artist Ben Shahn and the Mexican muralists Orozco and Siquieros.
Theater Artists Committed To The Madhouse (tags)
Andrew Utter announces formation of his new Los Angeles theater company, Uranium Madhouse
Zenger’s vs. Fox on “Undocumented” vs. “Illegal” Immigrants (tags)
Does it look to you like he’s wearing a dress? That’s just one of the loonier accusations leveled against Zenger’s Newsmagazine associate editor Leo E. Laurence, J.D., shown being made up for one of his two recent appearances on Fox News. He was invited on “Fox and Friends” and “The O’Reilly Factor” to discuss his campaign to get the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) to recommend that immigrants in the U.S. without official papers be referred to as “undocumented” rather than “illegal.” What he got was a firestorm of bigoted, prejudiced and frequently ad hominem attacks from members of Fox’s core Right-wing audience; “idiot” was actually one of the less mean things he was called in the hundreds of e-mails that flooded in to his accounts after the shows.
Community Dialogues in four US Cities: Mothers and Other Caregivers Speak Out (tags)
Mothers & other caregivers speak out against child welfare injustices, budget cuts, criminalization and war. Together they planned joint actions to demand that child “protection”, welfare and other government policies end the trashing of mothers and recognize the value of their caregiving work.
a collective response to a collective injustice (tags)
a collective response to a collective injustice
Over 100 San Diegans Demonstrate for Marriage Equality on Eve of Court Hearing (tags)
Over 100 San Diego supporters of marriage equality took to the streets in Hillcrest Saturday, December 4 as part of a statewide mobilization, "Unite to Make It Right," two days before the scheduled Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on the legal challenge to Proposition 8, which banned legal recognition of same-sex marriage in California. The event consisted of two rallies and a march in between, and speakers called for more militant activism and more aggressive challenges aimed at President Obama and other elected officials who have talked the talk of Queer equality but have done little or nothing to bring it about.
FILVET WIDOWS PRESS RIGHTS, BACK LAWSUITS (tags)
The lawsuits were borne out of the deep frustration, anger and longing of veterans and families to seek recognition and justice. The US Congress failed to deliver justice and so people have the right to seek the power of the courts to tell Congress to do its job.” That was the response sent by three veterans groups to this writer’s blog last Nov. 17 that discussed the repercussions of lawsuits filed by Filipino World War II veterans, their widows and supporters on Capitol Hill. The rejoinder bore the names of Dolly Castillo, Coordinator of the Filipino-American WWII Veterans’ Widows of Washington in Seattle, WA; Maria Galang, President of the Association of Widows, Advocates and Relatives for Equality (AWARE) in San Francisco, CA; and Jovy Alejandrino, Vice President of the Senior Pilipino-Americans for Community Empowerment (SPACE) in Los Angeles, CA.
Airports Consider Using Private Security Screeners Vs. TSA Transportation Security Officer (tags)
'Don't touch my junk' passenger sparks revolt against airport searches
HUNDREDS MARCHED FOR JUSTICE,EQUITY AND PEACE ON VETERANS DAY IN LA (tags)
The 3-mile long march began at around 10;45 Am. With the student groups like Kappa Psi Epsilon, Chi Rho , XPO, TBD, Samahang Pilipino at UCLA, Kababayan of UC Irvine. Katipunan UC Riverside, CalPoly BARKADA, FASA from CSUN, Long Beach PAC, San Marcos, Andres Bonifacio Samahan from San Diego,SDSU to mention a few leading the way. They were joined by student activist groups from Pro People Youth KMB, ANSWER-LA, BANTAY PILIPINAS-USA, EPCC, AJLPP, the EFJPP while ve veterans and widows from the Society of Guerilla and Scouts (SGS), United Filipino American Veterans (UFAV), VFP-UC Chapter, AWARE-LA, Seniors for PACE (SPACE ) rode in the vehicles. Big streamers calling for recognition, justice and equity as well as immigrant rights were very prominent. Filipino, AJLPP and KMB flags flew high and proud during the march. The youth and advocates shouted slogans all the way.
Veteran Activist Tom Hayden Speaks in San Diego (tags)
Veteran activist and former California State Senator Tom Hayden came to the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest November 4 to talk about the "Long War," a doctrine used by America's military that suggests the U.S. will be at war against militant Islam for 60 to 80 years and Afghanistan and Iraq are merely "theatres" in this war. He also talked about the recent midterm elections and the frustration of white voters, especially white men, at the failure of either the Republicans or the Democrats to improve their lives.
ON NOV.11 IN LA: MARCH FOR JUSTICE, EQUITY AND PEACE! (tags)
MARCH FOR JUSTICE, EQUITY AND PEACE! Everbody is ready for the Ninth Veterans Day Protest March next Thursday, November 11, 2010 in Los Angeles! The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) still calls on all community organizations, school and youth organizations in Southern California; advocates of justice and peace, veterans groups, widows and relatives of veterans to join the protest march to downtown Federal building on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The assembly area is at Search to Involve the Filipino Americans (SIPA), 3200 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 at 9;00 AM. The march route will be from Temple St right at Glendale to 2nd St to downtown Federal building at 300 Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The march will start at 10:30 AM.
ALL SET FOR THE 9th VETERANS DAY MARCH, NOV.11 IN LA: MARCH FOR JUSTICE, EQUITY AND PEACE (tags)
MARCH FOR JUSTICE, EQUITY AND PEACE! All is set for the Ninth Veterans Day Protest March next Thursday, November 11, 2010 in Los Angeles! We in JFAV calls on all community organizations, school and youth organizations in Southern California; advocates, veterans groups, widows and relatives of veterans to join the protest march to downtown Federal building on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The assembly area is at Search to Involve the Filipino Americans (SIPA) at 9;00 Am and the march route will be from Temple St right at Glendale to 2nd St to downtown Federal building. The march will start at 10;30 AM.
ELECTION DAY Vote Yes on 19, 21, 24, 25, Peace & Freedom or Green (tags)
RUN TO YOUR POLLING PLACE RIGHT NOW AND VOTE. Do not delay until the end of the day when you might forget or something might keep you from your polling place until after it is closed. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU VOTE. If you voted on an absentee ballot but have not mailed it, WALK IT TO ANY POLLING PLACE IN YOUR COUNTY OR YOUR COUNTY REGISTRAR; do not mail it. THE ONLY POLL THAT COUNTS IS THE ELECTION.
2 Days to Vote: Yes on 19, 21, 24, 25, Peace & Freedom or Green (tags)
US ranking in life expectancy has gone from 5th in 1950 to 49th today, thanks to the expensive and for millions, unaffordable, private insurance racket proudly promoted by the Democrat-Republicans instead of the socialized medicine that exists in the rest of the industrialized world, and now at 49th, we are also behind many non-industrialized countries. That is why you should vote Peace & Freedom or Green, the two parties that support socialized medicine and oppose insurance companies.
3 Days to Vote: Yes on 19, 21, 24, 25, Peace & Freedom or Green (tags)
As the World Socialist Website states below, there is a right-wing consensus in the governor's race between the Democrats and Republicans, one capitalist party with millionaire candidates. You can break that fascist attack on the workingclass by voting Peace & Freedom or Green and Yes on 19, 21, 24 and 25.
JFAV MARKS 66th LEYTE LANDING OCT 20, 1944 , NATIOWIDE WIDE (tags)
Instead of the traditional ceremonies, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) marked the 66th year of the Leyte Landing, October 20, 1944 with a flurry of activities. - In the Pacific Northwest, in Seattle, Washington, veterans and widows marked the date with a series of meetings with the lawyers and advocates –The Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW) ANSWER-Seattle and the Veterans for Peace. On October 22, more than 300 participated with the meeting with Congressman Mcdermmot. Widows, veterans and lawyers were present in the meeting and expressed support for the civil suit filed by JFAV in San Francisco last October 8, 2010
Foreclosure: Banks Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Obey the Law (tags)
Banks may not use terms like "vig" or "nut", but they are foreclosing as zealously as loan sharks. They're throwing innocent tenants out of their houses in the process. What can you do about it?
Over 200 Turn Out for Matthew Shepard Memorial in San Diego (tags)
Over 200 San Diegans marched in Hillcrest October 12, 2010 to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard, target of an especially brutal Queer-bashing attack in Wyoming, and to honor the lives lost to Queer-bashing, bullying and teen suicide. The event featured two marches, a preliminary rally outside Obelisk Bookstore (site of a memorial plaque to John Robert Wear, 17-year-old killed in a Queer-related assault in 1991) and a program at San Diego’s LGBT Center that featured speakers including Terry Summers, a personal acquaintance of Matthew Shepard.
Inaanyahan ang lahat sa Isang Gabi ni Rizal" dito sa LA, Tayo na at manood!" (tags)
"Inaanyahan ang lahat sa Isang Gabi ni Rizal" dito sa LA, Tayo na at manood!" Bantay Pilipinas- USA will. again venture into another ground breaking event - a multi media celebration of the heroism and artistry of the Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal on October 16, 2010 This will be held at the East West Players in the heart of Los Angeles' Little Tokyo -at the East West Players (EWP) Theater, 120 Judge Aiso St. Los Angeles, CA, 90012 "Isang Gabi ni Rizal" will feature a full reception replete with chamber music, wine table, verses from Rizal's work, exhibition of paintings by U.S. based Filipino artists, books and Rizal inspired publications and a sumptuous Filipino style light buffet.
Night with Jose Rizal, October 16 in LA (tags)
"Isang Gabi ni Rizal". Bantay Pilipinas- USA will. again venture into another ground breaking event - a multi media celebration of the heroism and artistry of the Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal on October 16, 2010 This will be held at the East West Players in the heart of Los Angeles' Little Tokyo -at the East West Players (EWP) Theater, 120 Judge Aiso St. Los Angeles, CA, 90012 "Isang Gabi ni Rizal" will feature a full reception replete with chamber music, wine table, verses from Rizal's work, exhibition of paintings by U.S. based Filipino artists, books and Rizal inspired publications and a sumptuous Filipino style light buffet.
America's War on Food Not Bombs (tags)
Students Across California Mobilize to Control Marijuana Like Alcohol (tags)
Students to Rally with Yes We Cannabis Fire Truck to Sound Alarm For Prop 19
Lawless Spying in America to Obstruct First Amendment Freedoms (tags)
Brown Berets and their political goals (tags)
Brown Berets and their political goals
WALL STREET ~ BANKERS TARP BAILOUT TAX $$ COMING BACK 2 CA IN MEG WHITMANS MEDIA BUY$ ?? (tags)
HAS MEG WHITMAN CO~MINGLED TARP BAILOUT TAXPAYERS $$ IN HER CAMPAIGN ???
“Equality Nine” Marriage Rights Demonstrators to be Arraigned Sept. 30 (tags)
The “Equality Nine” — Michael Anderson, Brian Baumgardner, Sean Bohac, Felicity Bradley, Kelsey Hoffman, Mike Kennedy, Zakiya Khabir, Chuck Stemke, and Cecile Veillard — are activists with the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME) who were arrested at a sit-in outside the San Diego County Clerk's office August 19. They're scheduled for arraignment at the San Diego County Courthouse, 220 West Broadway downtown, Thursday, September 30, and they want supporters to come to the plaza outside the courthouse at noon that day to show support.
Eric McDavid: Victimized by Green Scare State Terrorism (tags)
100s of political prisoners in America
A $10 billion soluton to a 10 cent drug war problem (tags)
Of course the simple solution to this problem is to legalize marijuana. Don't expect Sheriff Baca to do that. He wants to keep the drug war which is a jobs program for highly paid cops to arrest marijuana smokers. Hey cops always come up with these $10 billion solutions to 10 cent problems. But don't call the cops idiots. They are the ones that will get to keep the $10 billion they steal from us to pay for the mess they want to create.
BANTAY PILIPINAS FORMED IN CALIFORNIA (tags)
The Manila based BANTAY PILIPINAS, a cybernet group that advocated for free, clean and honest elections in the Philippines last May 10 presidential elections - formed the Steering Committee of its LA project last August 29, 2010. In a collective decision to continue the tasks of BANTAY PILIPINAS not only as an election watch dog but also as the premier advocate of good governance and anti graft and corruption campaign in the Philippines - individuals and groups banded together and formed a steering committee in Los Angeles
BANTAY PILIPINAS FORMED IN CALIFORNIA (tags)
The Manila based BANTAY PILIPINAS, a cybernet group that advocated for free, clean and honest elections in the Philippines last May 10 presidential elections - formed the Steering Committee of its LA project last August 15, 2010. In a collective decision to continue the tasks of BANTAY PILIPINAS not only as an election watch dog but also as the premier advocate of good governance and anti graft and corruption campaign in the Philippines - individuals and groups banded together and formed a steering committee in Los Angeles.
Arctic contaminants threaten polar bears (tags)
Arctic contaminants threaten polar bears
Zenger’s Newsmagazine Editorial on Proposition 8 Decision (tags)
Written before the most recent development in the federal case challenging Proposition 8 — the good-news, bad-news decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to delay same-sex marriages in California until at least December, but also to consider the all-important issue of whether the supporters of Proposition 8 even have legal standing to appeal — this editorial from the summer 2010 print edition of Zenger's Newsmagazine shows what a roller-coaster this issue has been and how the Queer community needs to be militant and ready for a long-term battle for full equality before the law, including marriage rights.
Crooked Toyota Poway El Cajon Owner Vincent Castro Fighting Workers Comp For Mold Illness (tags)
Vincent Toyota Poway El Cajon owner is involved in criminal conspiracy to limit his liability for workers sickened by mold at the Toyota dealership in El Cajon, California
Pride Rally Reveals Queer Community’s Divisions Over Obama (tags)
The July 16 San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender pride rally, which opened the city's weekend of Pride events, revealed the deep-seated divisions within the Queer community over President Obama and the proper way of organizing. Stuart Milk, nephew of Queer martyr Harvey Milk, said he'd attended a meeting at the White House at which Obama endorsed virtually the entire agenda of the Queer rights movement — but Fresno-based activist Robin McGehee said that doesn't matter. McGehee and San Diego Transgender activist Autumn Sandeen, who joined together for a direct-action campaign against the White House over Obama's failure to seek repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that keeps openly Queer people from serving in the U.S. military, said that the Queer community should use nonviolent civil disobedience to confront Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate majority leader Harry Reid and other Democratic politicians who aren't delivering on their promises to the Queer community.
LETTER TO REP. SPEIER, 12 D-CA (tags)
Thank you for your public announcement of your support for equity! I would like to properly address your questions during our meeting last Friday, July 16th in your district office in my attempt to further elucidate the case of equity for Filipinos and provide an educational tool for your fellow legislators and the American public as we further gather support now for your anticipated sponsorship of a bill on January of 2011.
America - The Hidden Treasure (tags)
Number 1 on Googlism http://www.googlism.com/who_is/b/bush/ "Bush is the antichrist" AJ 'Bush is just a puppet. Next caller..' Dr Ricki Ott (Toxicologist) A message to BP workers and residents in the Gulf http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1134872/pg1 BP KILLS. Do Americans care enough to forward a concern for Justice lacking in our names left forsaken here?
Criminal Investigation of BP Shut Down by Bush Regime (tags)
Evidence points to Bush policies that stopped a criminal investigation into BP's environmental crimes, taking action then would have forced BP to implement preventative measures. Having a tested back-up plan in case of deep water oil spill was needed, though both Bush and Obama failed to check up on BP's plans following a well rupture.
From LA to Arizona with Love (tags)
The Southern California Immigration Coalition is organizing buses to Phoenix, AZ for a national protest called on Saturday May 29th in Phoenix to protest SB1070- the racist law that attacks immigrant workers. Make sure you are counted among the many thousands who will march in Phoenix on May 29th. Call and make your reservation today.
Landlord Crybabies Forced To Ellis Because Landlording Became So Unpleasant (tags)
If being a landlord is so unpleasant, why don't you just sell your building without evicting the tenants?
Open Letter from the Internationalist Group to the Spartacist League and ICL (tags)
The Spartacist League/U.S. and the International Communist League it leads are in deep political trouble. On April 27, the International Executive Committee of the ICL issued a statement “Repudiating Our Position on Haiti Earthquake,” headlined “A Capitulation to U.S. Imperialism.” After three months of “zealous apologies for the U.S. imperialist military intervention” in the name of humanitarian aid, the ICL suddenly declared that this was a fundamental “betrayal” and the Internationalist Group had been right all along in demanding U.S./U.N. troops out. While agreeing with the IG’s characterization of the ICL’s policy as “social-imperialist”and calling for a “savage indictment” of its own line, the ICL’s explanation for this betrayal – failure to have a formal discussion – doesn’t answer how an entire organization which proclaims itself revolutionary Marxist and Trotskyist could swallow this support for imperialism for months. Its origins can be found in years of capitulation to U.S. imperialism, notably by abandoning the call for its defeat in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The Open Letter by the Internationalist Group urges those in the ICL who do not wish to continue gyrating in centrist confusion to examine the real record of their organization’s adaptations and capitulations to “its own” bourgeoisie over the past years.
An ICF International / BHA Disposition Plan Conflict of Interest? (tags)
Did ICF International infiltrate the Berkeley Housing Authority through the Berkeley Housing Authority Chair Commissioner Carole Norris, as a way to help it's shareholders (including Wells Fargo Bank) to make a financial profit with the scheme to dismantle Berkeley's public housing program, and plan to dispose of Berkeley's public housing units?
Thirteen Reasons To Vote No on Prop 14/Top Two in June CA Primary (tags)
Prop 14 would be bad for democracy and government in California
KPFA Manager "Resigns" (tags)
KPFA's General Manager was forced to resign by the LSB amd PNB, but the anti-democratic faction she represented protested, putting out much misinformation about the termination and her performance as GM, even compromising the integrity of the KPFA news to present their one sided spin.
Harmful Effects of Prolonged Isolated Confinement (tags)
It crushes the human spirit
ILWU Local 30 Locked Out Boron Rio Tinto Miners Speak- out In SF At UK (tags)
Locked out ILWU Local 30 Boron Rio Tinto miners protested and spoke out at the SF UK consulate on 4/16/2010
JFAV COMMEMORATES 68Th BATAAN DAY IN THE UNITED STATES. (tags)
“ Bataan has fallen, but the spirit that made it stand cannot fall” The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) in the United States will hold several 68th Year Commemorative events for the 68th Fall Of Bataan or Bataan Day in the Philippines. JFAV and AWARE will remember the 68th Fall of Bataan in Los Angeles, Panorama City and San Francisco, all in California. On April 9, 1942, the USAFFE surrendered to the Japanese Imperial Army, the largest US army garrison in the Pacific numbering 90,000 men. More than 30,000 US Army soldiers and 60, 000 Filipino soldiers of the Philippine Commonwealth surrendered after holding out for more than four months.
Rape the children..Amen (tags)
And cover it up...Amen
Californians Pretending to be Homeless (tags)
Bumrise (www-bumrise.com), the role-playing game where gamers play as a homeless beggar and roam the streets of New York looking for trash, collecting bottles and picking fights- is most successful in California. Especially in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the game has literally thousands of visitors and registered users.
Tenant in San Francisco: What's Wrong with Working in a Bookstore? (tags)
If you are a tenant, there is nothing wrong with working in a bookstore, as long as you are working in three of them.
Queer Democrats’ Surprising Lieutenant Governor Endorsement (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club made a surprising choice in the June 8 Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom became a nationwide hero to the Queer community in February 2004 when he unilaterally ordered city officials to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but the club rejected him in favor of Los Angeles City Councilmember Janice Hahn. Members’ concerns about Newsom included his less than progressive stands on economic issues, his notoriously messy personal life, his potentially rocky relationship with presumed Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown, and the risks of going into a statewide election with two white men at the top of the ticket against likely Republican nominees Meg Whitman for governor and Abel Maldonado for lieutenant governor.
More than 12,000 March for Full Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles, March 27 (tags)
“Queremos Trabajos, Los Migras Los Carajos!” This chant well summed up the feelings of more than 12,000 marched in downtown Los Angeles in the scorching heat of early spring in Los Angeles crying for real immigration reform and full rights for all immigrants last March 27, 2010. Inspired by the 600,000 turn out in Washington DC last March 21, the more than 12,000 rallyist spearheaded by the Full Rights For All Immigrants Coalition led by Hermanidad Mexicana and the Latino Movement-USA. The inspired and militant march started from the corner of Olympic and Broadway and was cheered by people from all walks of life who filled the sidewalks of old downtown. There were hundreds of American and other nationalities flags that flew held by thousands of demonstrators.
History of US (tags)
History of US
STOP THE WAR, BRING OUR TROOPS HOME, NOW! (tags)
The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) forces in Los Angeles, Washington DC and San Francisco joined the mass protests led by International ANSWER in these major cities on the anniversary of the 7th year of the US led war of aggression against Iraq and Afghanistan last Saturday, March 20, 2010.
STOP THE WAR, BRING OUR TROOPS HOME, NOW! (tags)
STOP THE WAR, BRING OUR TROOPS HOME, NOW! The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) forces in Los Angeles, Washington DC and San Francisco joined the mass protests led by International ANSWER in these major cities on the anniversary of the 7th year of the US led war of aggression against Iraq and Afghanistan last Saturday, March 20, 2010.
a View to our Goal (tags)
a View to our Goal
Mothers March & Speak Out (tags)
On Saturday, March 13, about 150 mothers, grandmothers, women who are not mothers, children, and men, came out for the Mothers March and Speak Out in Los Angeles. This was an International Women’s Day event called by the Global Women’s Strike and Women of Color/GWS.
Queer Democrats Split on Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, School Board (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club strongly supported Hector de la Torre for insurance commissioner, Tom Torklason for state superintendent of education and Mona Rios for National City city council — but they were unable to reach consensus on lieutenant governor and attorney general. Faced with two weak Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor — a Los Angeles city councilmember and a state legislator with a long voting record against marriage equality — the club held off in hopes San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will run.
March 4 Socialist Program to Defend Education (tags)
On March 4, students and workers throughout California and the US will demonstrate against the attack on public education and increases in tuition that are making a college education unaffordable for the majority of working class youth.
Tricia McCannon on First Contact Radio (tags)
Author Tricia McCannon will be live on First Contact Radio Tuesday February 23, 2010 at 7pm pst, 9pm central, to discuss her new book "Jesus: The Explosive Story of the 30 Lost Years and the Ancient Mystery Religions"
Terrorist Joe Stack (1956-2010) (tags)
Right wing extremist Joe Stack finally gets fed up with Republicanism and Capitalist extremism and decides to take a few out with him.
MK-ULTRA: The CIA's Mind Control Program (tags)
One of many lawless CIA programs
Lights going out in Gaza again (tags)
Lights going out in Gaza again
Freedom of Speech at Universities (tags)
Events this week in both the USA and the UK have once again shown the double standard for free speech at universities
Fernando Lopez: Marriage Equality Activist Looks to the Future (tags)
San Diego marriage equality activist Fernando Lopez discusses his own relationship history, his involvement with Marriage Equality USA, the heartbreak of the Proposition 8 defeat and his own critique of the No on 8 strategy, the current Perry v. Schwarzenegger case and his outlook for the future of same-sex marriage in the U.S. A longer version of the interview published in the February-March 2010 issue of Zenger's Newsmagazine.
Haiti's Earthquake: Natural or Engineered (tags)
technology can cause earthquakes
Emergency Vigil in Support of Haiti (tags)
An emergency vigil was held asking people "to donate money to go to grassroots women and their families, and therefore communities, rather than to thieving elites and their corrupt NGOs."
Demo for Mumia Wed 01-20, 5 PM downtown LA fed bldg (tags)
The previously called demonstration to save Mumia's life and free him will take place Wed Jan 20 at 5 PM outside the downtown LA federal building on Los Angeles Street (corner Temple). Be there ane let people know. Other info below from Mumia's lawyer:
FIL-AM CAMPAIGN HEATS UP IN THE US AS ELECTION SEASON BEGINS (tags)
As the official election campaign begins for the Philippine presidential campaign for May 2010 elections last January 10, the Filipino-American campaign intramurals heats up in the United States. The NoyMar ( For Senators Benigno Aquino Jr. and Mar Roxas Liberal party). The current front runners in the Philippines, announced its activities for the campaign
Will Our 'Green Jobs' Dollars Help a Ritzy Car Company Open a Toxic Manufacturing Plant? (tags)
Tesla Motors Inc. is planning to build a "green" electric auto at a toxic dump site at Downey, CA. It has received $465 million from the DOE to build this non-union auto assembly plant where injured IATSE 44 movie workers and SEIU UHW Kaiser workers have been sickened.
THE RACIST GENTRIFICATION OF OUR CITIES (tags)
“Why don’t we just get nooses for everyone of those lowlifes and hang them from a tree? They’re used to that kind of treatment anyway!” read the message on an email sent to upscale co-op residents of a redevelopment project smack right in the middle of a Harlem neighborhood last October. The anonymous post which originated from one of the units within the co-op added: “I hope you all agree that the best thing that has happened to Harlem is gentrification. Let’s get rid of these ‘people’ and improve the neighborhood once and for all.”
IATSE Local 44 Movie Propmaker Steve Basile At Tesla Motors To Report On Downey Toxic Dump (tags)
IATSE Local 44 Movie Propmaker Steve Basile talks about the health and safety conditions at the Stuart Lichter owned Downey Dump site where a movie studio and Kaiser hospital complex have been built. Now Tesla Motors wants to build a "green" auto assembly plant on the site financed by a DOE $465 million dollar loan. Basile went to the Tesla world headquarters in San Carlos to explain why this is a bad idea.
Vigiling in the Rain (tags)
At the Eagle Rock peace vigil, disgust with imperialism and our callous society seems to be increasing.
Mumia’s Life Is On the Line: Mobilize Labor/Black Power to Free Him Now! (tags)
The threat to Mumia Abu-Jamal's life is increasingly ominous. His lead attorney, Robert Bryan, warns: "There is an escalated effort by the authorities to see him die at the hands of the executioner. This is the most dangerous time for Mumia since his 1981 arrest." The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down Jamal's two appeals. If it were to rule in favor of the prosecution's appeal, this would open the way for Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell to issue a third warrant of execution, which he has vowed to do. Contrary to the misplaced expectations of many, the Obama administration is not about to save Mumia. Around the world, hundreds of thousands have marched for this courageous champion of oppressed. Trade unions representing millions of members have rallied to the defense of Mumia. It is urgent to expand this support into powerful labor/black action, appealing to the integrated union movement to join with the black, Latino and immigrant poor to demand that he be liberated.
The Neolbieral Restructuring of California State Government (tags)
state budget cuts, the imposition of fee increases at post-K-12 educational institutions and the prospect of the passage of a water bond in November 2010 foreshadow the successful imposition of the neoliberal model on California
AF3IRM/GABNet/Mariposa Alliance Statement: 16 DAYS OF RAGE; 365 OF ACTIVISM (tags)
Nov 25-Dec 10: AF3IRM/GABNet to participate in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence to affirm that women's' rights are human rights!
Enough is Enough (tags)
Enough is Enough
Transgender Memorial Dedication - Nov. 20 (tags)
On Friday, Nov. 20, commencing at 6 p.m., the West Hollywood City Council and honored guests – including Chaz Bono – will unveil the first Transgender Memorial Plaque, commemorating those who have been murdered due to anti-transgender violence and hatred.
Transgender Day of Remembrance/Día Conmemorativo Transgenero (tags)
11 anual Día Conmemorativo Transgenero se llevara al cabo el viernes, 20 de noviembre. 11th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance to Be Held Friday, Nov. 20
JFAV/ FIL-AMS ALL SET FOR VETERANS DAY PROTEST MARCH ON NOVEMBER 11 IN LA (tags)
CLAIMS DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED! DEMAND JUSTICE! For more than eight years the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) commemorate Veterans Day with an annual parade around Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles to honor the Filipino World War II. This years 2009 will be different. Led by JFAV- a national alliance of veterans,youth and students and AWARE, composed of widows and seniors, the Filipino American community will hold a protest march towards downtown Los Angeles to the Federal building to dramatize their protest against long delays and slow-processing of the veterans claims. The JFAV protest march will start at FACLA compound at 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026. Assembly will start at 7:00 PM. A program will be held inside the FACLA Hall and the march will commence at 10;00 AM. Invited guest is Assemblyman Kevin De Leon of the 45th District.
Physician and Six Activists Are Arrested At CIGNA's Glendale, CA Offices (tags)
Public Option Protests Go National Invoking Arrests at Health Care Giants
Immigrants Are Welcome Here. Nazis Are Not. (tags)
October 24, 2009
RIVERSIDE, California - In Southern California's largest antifascist action in recent memory, a diverse group of between 400 and 500 protesters held a demonstration against a group of 16 neo-Nazis from the National Socialist Movement in the Casa Blanca barrio of Riverside. The NSM sought to target the day laborers who congregate outside the Home Depot at the corner of Indiana and Madison to exercise their right to free speech and look for work, but the community denied them any opportunity to put their genocidal ideology into practice. Despite efforts to contain the throng to sidewalks behind metal barriers, thrice the activists pushed forth their demands by taking over the street--in outright defiance not only of the police, who numbered well over 50, but also of protest organizers' pre-established rules of conduct. The day saw two arrests of anti-Nazi demonstrators criminalized for defending their community, and several activists reported being pushed and struck by police batons.
STP Typhoon Relief Operation Gains Support in Key US Cities, Relief Drive Extended (tags)
he Sagip Tulong sa Pilipinas (STP) campaign gained massive support among different communities in the US . As of October 16, organizers have collected and sorted out an equivalent of 170 boxes of clothing, canned goods, shoes, bottled water and other materials. This is on top of around 250 boxes that People’s CORE facilitated to send to the Philippines through another organization in LA. The GABNET Los Angeles has sent 52 Boxes to the GWP group in the Philippines. Pledges, cash and check donations totaled around $ 10,000—meant mainly to purchase medicines and supplies in the Philippines for medical missions. STP collection centers like DAMAYAN Migrant Workers in New York and People’s CORE in Los Angeles have been flooded with material donations and phone calls throughout the day from ordinary people who were willing to help in any way.
To an LA Anarchist (tags)
Economic recovery underway - a cruel deception (tags)
The UD Shuffle | RSVP (tags)
When your landlord invites you to do the UD shuffle, like any polite invitee, you must respond. Unfortunately you cannot just tell the court that you are not planning to attend. Nor can you just ignore the invitation.
YouTube - Shut It Down! UC Berkeley Walkout & Mass Rally by Staff, Students & Faculty-The (tags)
A mass rally of more than 5,000 workers, students and faculty joined together against the privatization of UC.
CALIFORNIA WIDE WALK OUT, THOUSANDS JOINED PROTESTS AGAINST CUT BACKS/ HIGHER TUITION FEES (tags)
housands of youths, students, workers and academic personnel joined the California wide UC protests against state budget cuts, education cuts, new tuition fees in ten UC campus all over California, Thursday, September 24. More than 5,000 joined the protest in the biggest rally in years in UC Berkeley in San Francisco, California up north. The protestors marched down the streets, disrupted traffic and boycott their classes. In Los Angeles, UCLA, CSULB, CSULA and Los Angeles Community College became the center of protests. Thousands of professors and lectures together with workers and students joined hand and rallied in front of the Bruin Plaza in UCLA and at the Free Speech Zone at LACC in Vermont Ave.
Alliance Philippines Marked 37th Martial Law Declaration with a Forum (tags)
The 37th year of the declaration of martial law in the Philippines by the US-Marcos dictatorship was marked with a forum in Los Angeles and discussion meetings in San Francisco and New York. In Los Angeles, the AJLPP made a presentation at the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) Forum on the Philippines on Friday, September 18. At their LA office at 137 Virgil St. Los Angeles, CA 9004. KMB leader and high school teacher Mark Ramos spoke on class struggle and liberation in the Philippines at a crowd of at least 70 persons. . Also in attendance were a group of Filipinos under the Ecumenical Fellowship For Justice and Peace (EFJP) based in California.
Law School Discusses Medical Marijuana in Wake of County Raids (tags)
One week after San Diego police officers, sheriff’s deputies and federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents raided 14 medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego County, the National Lawyers’ Guild chapters of California Western and Thomas Jefferson Schools of Law held a forum on the medical marijuana issue at Cal Western. Among the speakers were Gerald Singleton, attorney representing many of the people arrested in these and previous raids against medical marijuana providers; Dion Markgraaf, local activist who's been prosecuted four times for helping medical users obtain marijuana; and Alex Kreit, attorney and law professor who's been involved in medical marijuana issues. They particularly discussed the hard line against medical marijuana taken by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and attorney general Bonnie Dumanis.
My time with L R H (tags)
on a mission to LA
Every Tenant Has One (tags)
If you find an electrocuted rat in your kitchen stove, odds are that your landlord has breached the implied warranty of habitability in your lease. What if he won’t fix the problem? What can you do?
Kevin Cooper: Will California Execute An Innocent Man? (tags)
Author J. Patrick O'Connor was recently interviewed in San Francisco about his research into the case of San Quentin death row prisoner Kevin Cooper, whose appeal at the Ninth Circuit Court was recently denied, with Judge William Fletcher writing a stinging dissent, declaring that the "State of California may be about to execute an innocent man.” This fall, Cooper will be appealing to the US Supreme Court, which is last chance to avoid execution.
Behind the Scenes at San Diego’s Gay Fraternity (tags)
KEVIN KAO, EZRA EVANGELISTA and ARTHUR HUANG probably wouldn’t have joined any other fraternity, but Delta Lambda Phi was different. Not only was it founded 22 years ago specifically for Gay, Bisexual and “Progressive” (Queer-friendly) men, but its members get along and have fun with each other without drinking or hazing.
KD70 Statement on the Partial Writ for Roxas (tags)
For the Kilusang Dekada 70( KD70), the association of Filipino-American activists who are now residing in the United States,we firmly believe that the CA partial writ for Melissa Roxas is just a carbon copy of the some of the ruling of the high courts and other courts that upheld the concept of justice but contradicts the inequities of the ruling system. The recent The Court of Appeals decision on the partial granting of the petition for writ of amparo and habeas data filed by Filipino-American activist Melissa Roxas only successfully highlights and exposes the contradictions in the bourgeois justice system in the Philippines.
$100 million for Section 8 housing crisis falls short (tags)
$100 million in extra federal funding helps to save the nation's Section 8 housing program in Berkeley, Alameda, San Jose, Los Angeles and elsewhere! According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a whopping 15% of 2,400 Public Housing Authorities nationwide, are currently experiencing funding shortfalls in the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program! HUD is currently trying to release an additional $400 million to assist section 8 programs across the nation. See full list of troubled Public Housing Authorities, further below!
An Open Letter to Live Nation, Inc. Regarding Anti-gay "Murder Music" (tags)
Live Nation is sponsoring a nationwide tour -- including LA -- of Buju Banton, who calls for killing Lesbians and Gays in the lyrics of his songs. Several years ago he was accused and acquitted of murdering a gay man in Jamaica.
Lest We Forget: The Martyrs of Martial Law in the Philippines (tags)
The Kilusang Dekada 70 (KD70) commemorates the 26th death anniversary and the assassination of Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr on August 21, 1983. Aquino’s martyrdom gains special significance today, August 21 because of two reasons: First, the assassination was not solved though everybody knows who is the mastermind and second because of the rampant abuse of power and corruption under the present US-Arroyo administration. Senator Aquino even during the days before martial law opposed the abuse of power under the US-Marcos dictatorship regime that does not respect democratic rights and treats itself as above the law. His martyrdom gains special significance today as we fight the US- Arroyo regime with a track record of abusing power and dispensing public funds without any concern for accountability.
NEW NATIONAL CHALLENGE TO DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS (tags)
Announcing its intention to challenge the Democrats and Republicans in 2010, a national organizing effort to build a new electoral party of the left has announced its interim leadership and basic unity statement. Debra Reiger of Sacramento, who also serves as North State Organizer of the Peace and Freedom Party, is the Interim Chair of the National Organizing Continuations Committee (NOCC). The committee was empowered to coordinate the multi-state effort at the National Organizing Conference held on August 1 in San Francisco. The Interim Secretary is Georgia Williams of Fresno, who also serves as Secretary of the Peace and Freedom Party State Central Committee.
Haiti, Honduras -- Occupation is the Crime (tags)
August 12 marked the two-year anniversary of the kidnapping of Haitian human rights activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine, considered by many to be Haiti's next Aristide. Vigils were held around the world on this day: including in Haiti, London, Guyana, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
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.
FILIPINO -AMERICANS HOLDS MEMORIAL MASSES/PRAYERS FOR PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT CORY (tags)
The Filipino American community held prayer meetings and memorial masses for President Cory Aquino on August 4 and 6 in Los Angeles. On Thursday, August 6, the memorial mass was held at the St.Columban Filipino Church in Historic Filipinotwn Los Angeles. It was led by the Echo Park Community Coalition. Veterans of the anti-martial law movement in the United States and in the Philippines were present at the mass. Fr, john Brannnigan, a friend of the Aquino family and Fr, Frisco Entines, a veteran rights advocate officiated the mass. The solemn mass songs in Filipino was sung by the Parish Generation Choir.
Gay Liberation DIDN’T Begin at Stonewall!!! (tags)
The commercial interests who have taken over the Queer rights movement have a vested interest in promoting the myth that it all started with the riots at the Stonewall Inn bar in New York City in June 1969. But a group of activists who were present at the REAL foundation of Gay Liberation in San Francisco in early 1969 are coming together in an organization called "Project History" to set the record straight. Leo Laurence, Gale Whittington and Pat Brown are active in a project that will, among other things, reclaim the Queer movement's radical history and its alignments with the Black Panther Party and other militant Left groups of the time.
Love Honor Cherish to Repeal Prop 8 in 2010 (tags)
Love Honor Cherish is the Victory in 2010 organization set up to repeal Propsition 8 which fascists promoted in November 2008 to put discrimination into our state Constitution, this time against gays, and the longer it sits there, the more likely other discirmination provisions will be inserted in our state Constitution. We only need 700,000 votes to Repeal Prop 8 in November 2010!
Fernando Suárez del Solár Speaks at “Senseless Death” Screening (tags)
In 2003 Jesús Suárez del Solár became one of the first U.S. victims of the current war in Iraq -- and his father, Fernando, expressed his anger and sadness at the loss of his son by joining the San Diego anti-war movement and becoming one of its most powerful activists. On July 8 the San Diego Public Library showed “A Senseless Death,” a 2006 documentary by a French-Canadian filmmaker that told the story of Jesús and other so-called “green-card soldiers,” immigrants (both documented and undocumented) lured into the U.S. military and promised citizenship in return for becoming cannon fodder for U.S. imperalism.
Filipino World War II Veterans Still Waits for Claims Checks (tags)
“It’s still a long waiting game.” The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) the national alliance of veterans and advocates organization in the United States continue to receive numerous complaints from Filipino World War II veterans on the slow process of their claims. “ More than five months now when the Stimulus Bill was passed and only 773 Filipino veterans in the United States have received their checks. We want to know what keeping the claims so slow” This was the remarks on the new and incoming Society of Guerillas and Scouts (SGS) Commander Nick Gadia of Los Angeles.
CA Constitutional Convention event in Santa Monica, Friday evening, July 17th (tags)
MABUHAY ANG ARAW NG PAGKATATAG NG KATIPUNAN! (tags)
Nagpupugay ang Kilusang Dekada 70, ang organisasyon ng mga aktibista sa Amerika sa araw ng pagkakatatag ng Katipunan, Hulyo 7, 1892- araw ng simula ng pambansang demokratikong rebolusyong ng lumang tipo 1896. Maalalang matapos ng ilang araw ng pagkakatatag ng repormistang La Liga Filipina ni Dr. Jose Rizal noong Hulyo 2 sa Maynila, dinakip ng mga awtoridad Espanol si Rizal at ipinatapon sa Dapitan, sa isla ng Mindanao. Dahil dito namatay ng kusa ang La Liga at ang pumalit na Liga De Compromisarios ni Mabini ay hindi na ring gumana. Sa halip na manahimik, si Andres Bonifacio, Deodato Arellano at Ladislao Diwa sila ay nagpasya na buuin ang Katipunan. Ang tatlong taong ito ay nagpasyang hindi na uubra ang mapayapang paraan at tanging armadong rebolusyon ang kinakailangan para mabago ang kaayusan at tapusin ang kolonyal na paghahari ng bayang Espana sa Pilipinas.
The San Francisco Strike of 1934: It’s Lessons Today (tags)
The progressive sector of the US labor movement marked July 5, 1934 - a day striking labor unions called "Bloody Thursday" - a turning point in the history of working people on the West Coast. On that day, strikes, riots, tear gas and armed troops on the San Francisco waterfront 1934 strike still had an impact that is still felt to this day. "I think it is still relevant to the Bay Area," said Kevin Starr, the pre-eminent historian of California who wrote about the strike in "Endangered Dreams," a history of California in the Great Depression.
JFAV and Critics Laud Withdrawal of SF Presidio Art Museum Proposal (tags)
Critics of a highly controversial proposal by Gap Founder Donald Fisher to build a contemporary art museum on the Presidio of San Francisco's historic (c. 1776) Main Post lauded Fisher's withdrawal of his plan today. For the Justice for Filipino Veterans (JFAV) based in San Francisco, although the Presidio was the staging ground for the American colonization of the Philippines, it is still proper that it should be preserved historically and not be a private museum. It is a historical landmark for the advance of US imperialism and thus be shown to succeeding generations of Americans and Filipino Americans. Environmental, historical, neighborhood and military groups joined with thousands of citizens and San Francisco City agencies to fight the art museum being built in this national park, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). Serious questions remain regarding the Presidio Trust's proposals to build new structures (a hotel/restaurant and movie multiplex) in the park, a National Historic Landmark. The Trust is a federal agency that manages the Presidio's real estate within the constraints of various Federal laws including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and the Presidio Trust Act.
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.
SAME Meeting Challenges Queer Establishment, Democratic Party (tags)
The San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME) hosted a meeting at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center June 23 that was billed as a response to Proposition 8 and a discussion of the future of marriage equality in California — but it also turned into a radical response to the Queer establishment in general and the Courage Campaign in particular. Lesbian activist Robin Tyler, who was one of the lead plaintiffs in the suit that briefly won marriage rights for same-sex couples in California, criticized the strategies and tactics of the Courage Campaign and denounced the Democratic party as having screwed over Queer people for 35 to 40 years, She called for the Queer community to cut ties with the Democrats once and for all.
New UC Chancellors hired for $400,000+ during Budget Crisis (tags)
Susan Desmond-Hellman was named the new chancellor of UC San Francisco with a salary of $450,000, a nearly 12 percent increase over her predecessor. Earlier this month, she informed students and staff that the budget crisis in the state would force sharp cuts in university programs and services.
Mike Little, San Diego Leatherman, on IML, Community Service (tags)
San Diego Leatherman Mike Little ran for the 2009 International Mr. Leather title in Chicago in May and describes it as one of the most emotionally exhilarating experiences of his life. In this issue for the July 2009 Zenger's Newsmagazine, Little talks about his IML experience, his ideals and goals, and his extensive community service. He also stresses that Leather isn’t just about kink or sex; it’s a 24/7 commitment to goals of trust, honor, service and respect.
A billion to go hungry with food prices back on rise (tags)
A billion to go hungry with food prices back on rise
On the 148th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal: To Rebel is justified (tags)
“There are no tyrants if there are no slaves” We are one with the Filipino people in commemoration of the 148th birth anniversary of the great Filipino patriot, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. His birth anniversary is significant indeed in the turbulent times the nation is facing. Our situation hardly changed. This time, we are not under a colonial Spanish masters but under the tyranny of a local despot named Gloria-Macapagal Arroyo who serves at the pleasure of her US imperialist masters. Instead of the dreaded Spanish Guardia Civil, we have the obedient Armed Forces and the PNP that wrecked havoc on the people.
Murdering Cop to Face Murder Charges… The Struggle Continues (tags)
Six months after the killing of Oscar Grant, on June 4, Judge C. Don Clay ruled, after a preliminary hearing, that former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) cop Johannes Mehserle will go to trial for murder. This ruling sets the stage, and new stakes, for the battle for justice for Oscar Grant. And the twists and turns of this case as it heads into trial need to be closely watched. People need to continue to speak out, resist and bring the truth about this murder, part of a nationwide epidemic of police murder, to the world.
Iran's marine mammals endangered (tags)
Iran's marine mammals endangered
From Obsuristan to Absurdistan: Barbarism or Human Future (tags)
Individual security can be emphasized so global vision fades. Half-truths and fish stories carry the day. "Communism is oppression of many by man and capitalism is just the reverse." Our challenge is to reawaken wonder and interdependence, to consider the way of nonviolent resistance.
America lets audit the fed who controls our money (tags)
We're almost there! HR 1207 (to Audit the Fed) has a whopping 207 co-sponsors. Can you believe we've made it this far? Here's the latest, and what you can do to push HR 1207 over the top:
600,000 seniors about to lose their homes (tags)
600,000 seniors about to lose their homes
Where Is LA’s ‘Secret Room’? (tags)
In 2005 the Electronic Frontier Foundation exposed the existence of a secret NSA spy room monitoring Internet activities in an AT&T facility in San Francsico. The EFF also found there was a Secret Room in LA. But where is it?
PBS Documentary on “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” Airs June 16 (tags)
The PBS documentary “Ask Not,” dealing with the human cost of the “don't ask, don't tell” policy that excludes open Queers from the U.S. military, will be shown nationwide on June 16 and in San Diego June 21 as part of the “Independent Lens” series. The show depicts individuals thrown out of the military under “don't ask, don't tell” and the Queer community's fight-back against the discriminatory policy. In a May 3 preview screening at the San Diego Public Library, activists working against “don't ask, don't tell” discussed why even progressive people who generally oppose America’s wars should be concerned about this issue.
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.
CA now faces budget cuts "beyond draconian" (tags)
CA now faces budget cuts "beyond draconian"
Justice for Oscar Grant: Killer cop has hearing! (tags)
Thousands of people have seen videos of the cold-blooded police murder of Oscar Grant in Oakland, CA. On New Year’s morning BART police officer Johannes Mehserle fired his gun at point blank range into Oscar Grant’s back, killing him as he lay on the train platform, hands behind him. A preliminary hearing is now underway to determine whether Mehserle will be charged with murder or whether the charges against him will be lowered.
Schwarzenegger plans to completely eliminate welfare for families (tags)
Schwarzenegger plans to completely eliminate welfare for families
CA Governor asks 'what if pot's legal and taxed?' (tags)
CA Governor Schwarzenegger asks 'what if pot's legal and taxed?'
MORE THAN 60,000 WORKERS/IMMIGRANTS MARCHES FOR MAY 1 IN LA (tags)
Los Angeles-- “ Que Queremos-Legalicacion, Cuando: AHORA! ( What do we want, Legalization, When do we want it; NOW!) This was the slogan that reverberated with more than 60,000 workers and immigrants turned out and marched all over Los Angeles . Meanwhile in major cities and towns hundreds of thousands marched and rallied US-wide for May 1 in a militant and defiant show of unity for a call for immigration reforms to the Obama administration. In the biggest rally for the day, more than 30,000 marchers led by the Full Rights For immigrant coalition turned out and marched from Broadway and Olympic intersection around 1;00 PM. Composed mostly of Latino workers who filled the streets, the militant march overflowed the main streets of LA. At the end of the march they held a rally at Temple and Broadway where a battery of labor leaders, immigrant rights advocates spoke. Among them were AJLPP West Coast Coordinator Arturo Garcia, HERMANIDAD Mexicana laders Raul Murillo and Angelica Corona, ANSWER-LA Preston Wood, Jim Lafferty of the NLG, UTLA President AJ Duffy and Latino Movement USA's Juan Jose Gutierrez gave their speeches at their end program.
The Angola Three: Torture in Our Own Backyard (in Spanish and English) (tags)
They were framed for murder after organizing a Black Panther Party prison chapter at the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Together, Herman Wallace, Robert King, and Albert Woodfox have spent more than 100 years in solitary confinement.
60,000 march/rally in LA for May 1 (tags)
More than 60,000 workers and immigrants turned out and marched all over Los Angeles as hundreds of thousands marched and rallied US-wide for May 1 in a militant and defiant show of unity for a call for immigation reforms to the Obama administration. In the biggest rally for the day, more than 30,000 marchers led by the May 1 Full Rights For immigrant coalition turned out and marched from Broadway and Olympic. around 1;00 PM. They held a rally at Temple and Broadway where AJLPP West Coast Coordinator Arturo Garcia, HERMANIDAD Mexicana Raul Murillo and Angelica Corona, ANSWER-LA Preston Wood,Jim Lafferty of the NLG and Latino Movement USA's Juan Jose Gutierrez gave their speeches at their end program.
ALL OUT THE STREET! May Day 2009 National Immigrant Workers Mobilization! (tags)
We are calling A national day of multi-ethnic unity with youth, labor, peace and justice communities in solidarity with immigrant workers and building new immigrant rights & civil rights movement!
AJLPP MOBILIZES FOR MARCH FOR FULL IMMIGRANT RIGHTS US-WIDE ON MAY 1 (tags)
The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) calls on all immigrant right advocates and activists all over the United States to MARCH FOR FULL RIGHTS FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS! AMNESTY NOW! On May 1, 2009. The AJLPP Coordinators Arturo P. Garcia from the West Coast and East Coast Coordinator Riya Ortiz announced that the Filipino-American contingent composed of students, youth, women, domestic workers, veterans and community activists will join protest marches in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. In Los Angeles, AJLPP forces and allies will assemble at PEOPLE’S CORE on 1610 Beverly Blvd, Suite No. 2 Los Angeles, CA 90026 in Historic Filipinotown from 11:30 AM to 12:00 noon and proceed to assembly area in Broadway and Olympic, where the march starts at 1.00 PM
Darrel Wood, Jr.: Queer Little Rock ’n’ Roller (tags)
Darrel Wood, Jr. is a 17-year-old high school senior in the conservative San Diego suburb of Santee, but the openly Queer rock musician has already been on two CD's with a former band and is about to release a new one by his current group, The Elephant Project. He's also headlining at the North Park Arts Festival in San Diego Sunday, May 17. In this interview, to which his mother accompanied him and also participated, he discusses his musical influences and the role of his sexuality in his life.
Obama's Medical Marijuana Rhetoric Better Than His Actions (tags)
Despite the much-ballyhooed announcements from the Obama administration that they're going to stop prosecuting medical marijuana patients and providers as long as they abide by the laws of their states, little has changed, attorney Gerald Singleton and activist Dion Markgraaf told Activist San Diego at a meeting April 20. Patients and providers are still being raided, and the Justice Department disappointed medical marijuana advocates by recommending a five-year prison sentence for former Morro Bay dispensary operator Charles Lynch despite the request by the judge in the case for some legal ground to be more lenient.
Chicago NISN National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conf: Successful Conference! (tags)
Successful Ending! Together We Build A New Immigrant Workers Rights and Justice Movements of 2009!
Honeybees in danger (tags)
Honeybees in danger
The Association of Widows, Relatives and Advocates for Equality (AWARE) (tags)
AWARE was formed after the passage of S. 1315 which excludes Filipinos veterans in the enhanced American veterans law of the 110th US Congress. This is the 2nd Recession Act of our time that discriminates against the Filipino World War II veterans. In its place, on February 17, 2009- the 111th US Congress passed the Stimulus Bill or the American Recovery and Reinvestments Act (ARRA) that includes a one time-lump sum benefits for Filipino veterans. But the lump sum has quit claim, no recognition to the veterans and no benefits for Filipino World War II widows. Thus on December 8, 2008, the widows and relatives of veterans banded together and formed this organization-AWARE in Los Angeles and San Francisco to fight and advocate for equal rights. The widows started to get organized at first to support he veterans struggle but later to fight for themselves. They held their protests in July 25, 2008, September 22, 2008, February 18, 2009, March 9, 2009 and March 21, 2009 in Los Angeles, San Francisco and other areas of the country.
The ‘Karmic Justice’ of Lovelle Mixon’s Act (tags)
- The cops called Lovelle Mixon (who killed 4 Oakland police department cops) “a cold-hearted individual who doesn’t have any regard for human life.” Well, the cops should know: they too, often against minorities, behave exactly the same way. -
Media, Revolution, and the Legacy of the Black Panther Party--interviewing Kiilu Nyasha (tags)
I initiated a correspondence with George Jackson in early 1971, and months later, got a one-hour visit in the holding cell of San Quentin. I’ve met no one before or since more dedicated to revolutionary change....George was one of the three “Soledad Brothers,” whose story began on January 13, 1970 when a tower guard at Soledad State Prison shot and killed three Black captives on the yard, leaving them unattended to bleed to death.
Santee Teachers Strike March 27, 2009 [South-Central Los Angeles] (tags)
One hour strike @ Santee (high school). Teachers & students speak [see video]. CUTS HURT KIDS & TEACHERS!
KARMIC JUSTICE -- 4 KILLED COPS! (tags)
It’s KARMIC JUSTICE that, just as many Blacks in America have been murdered by the police -- the historical street enforcement arm of white racism in AmeriKKKa -- during a “routine” traffic stop, 4 Oakland, California, cops were killed during a “routine” traffic stop. Ha-Ha.
Antiwar Protests: 6 Years and Counting (tags)
Demonstrations on the sixth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq were smaller than during the Bush years owing to the “Obama factor,” but more unified than ever against the occupations of Afghanistan and Palestine. The most visible opposition to antiwar has shifted from flag-waving ultra-nationalists to the defenders of Israel. Despite this, far more American Jews demonstrated against the occupations than in support of Israel.
AJLPP CONDEMNS SF POLICE ATTACKS ON PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY MARCH 21 (tags)
The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) vehemently condemned the vicious and unprovoked attacks by the San Francisco anti-riot police on peaceful assembly at the Civic Center in San Francisco last March 21. The AJLPP also scored the police riot on the Palestinian youths and the peaceful assembly who were the targets of their attacks. A baton hit a Palestinian woman and a Filipino youth with the ANSWER peace marshals was also attacked brutality by the cops.
GABNET/MA-AL AT D.C., LOS ANGELES & SAN FRANCISCO ANTI-WAR RALLIES (tags)
GABNet of the Mariposa Alliance was present at all three major anti-war rallies called by the ANSWER Coalition.
GABNET LETTER TO OBAMA (tags)
On November 1, 2005, Nicole, a 22-year-old Filipina, was observed being dumped out of a van in a semi-unclothed and semi-conscious state. The van contained three U.S. troops who were in the Philippines for the annual joint military exercises with the Philippine Armed Forces. Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith was subsequentlly charged with rape before the Philippine courts. He was found guilty and sentenced to 40 years. After spending 30 days in a Philippine jail, he was spirited out at midnight to the U.S. embassy where he is said to remain while his case goes through the Court of Appeals. This month, Nicole signed an affidavit saying she might have given the wrong signals to Cpl. Smith. She was given an immigration visa for the U.S. The Filipino people are demanding that the Visiting Forces Agreement signed by President Bush and President Estrada, who was overthrown in 2001, be abrogated for its onerous provisions against the sovereignty of the Philippines.
Israel Apartheid Week Berkeley (tags)
Commentary: State Supreme Court Hears Prop. 8 Cases (tags)
Not everything that is unjust is therefore unconstitutional. That's the lesson the progressive community should learn from the California Supreme Court's oral hearings on Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage recently approved by a narrow majority of California voters. Instead of relying on the courts to secure our rights, we should be doing education, direct action and other tactics to win majority support for equality.
Over 500 Turn Out for Marriage Equality Demonstration (tags)
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and his Lesbian daughter Lisa (pictured) led off the San Diego installment of "March Forth on March Fourth," a series of rallies and demonstrations held statewide on the eve of the California Supreme Court's oral hearings on the legal challenges to Proposition 8. Mayor Sanders endorsed same-sex marriage equality last year after deciding he couldn't tell his daughter that her relationship was less important than his.
Statement of Solidarity for Filipino Workers of Hanjin Subic bay (tags)
We, the Filipino American community in the United States and their allies express our militant solidarity with Hanjin Shipyard workers in their struggle to unionize and thus end their deplorable working conditions which has led to at least 24 deaths. In January of this year, two more were killed while just as February began, 24 were hurt when a bus carrying workers to the shipyard overturned. We are appalled at the slow response of the Philippine Senate and the Executive branch and their failure to act on the continuing fatal accidents and deaths of workers at Hanjin Shipbuilding.
Take action to end marijuana prohibition in California! (tags)
Urge your legislators to support Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's marijuana legalization and regulation bill A.B. 390! Let's end marijuana prohibition in California! Stop wasting tax dollars incarcerating non-violent marijuana consumers!
On the History of Veterans Equity Struggle (tags)
A certain lawyer from San Francisco wrote his own version of the 63 years Filipino veterans struggle for equity and justice. Patterned after the waves in the history of Filipino migration to the United States, he ended the history with a glorious victory for the lump sum and so-called recognition and he called it“ the rescinding of the rescission act.” Like a typical American historian/academician he tried to simplify it in “ five different and distinct phases”
Fear of the Great Depression (tags)
The acute danger exists of a self-reinforcing downward spiral from deflation, increasing debts and new problems in the financial sector..Degenerate banks must be closed by the state in a controlled way. Politics must try to reduce the uncertainties of consumers.
JOIN W.E.R.C Today ! (tags)
In recent months, we have witnessed billions of dollars pumped into the financial institutions WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED. Reckless behavior and greed have been graced with the most extravagant rewards, allowing the rich to get even richer. After receiving their bailout, A.I.G. executives resumed their plans for a retreat at a lavish resort. Meanwhile, foreclosures have risen, unemployment has soared, and misery has spread with virtually nothing being done for the millions of workers suffering from these afflictions. We cannot sit back and simply hope that things will get better. The financial executives have organized themselves and lobbied for bailouts. We must now do the same. We must organize ourselves and mount a campaign, insisting that government programs benefit the majority of the population first and foremost, not the super wealthy small minority.
US Rabbi Who Led Delegations to Iran Comes LA (tags)
This past year Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, made history becoming the first woman rabbi to visit Iran and the first U.S. rabbi known to travel there in a formal peacemaking capacity since the 1979 revolution. To date, she had led two U.S. inter-faith civilian diplomacy delegations to Iran. Next week she comes to the LA area to speak.
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?
JFAV BLASTS GOP ON VETERANS BENEFITS BILL (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) criticized the republicans in the US Congress for their unreasonable opposition to the $198-million Filipino veterans pension provision that found its way into President Barack Obama’s pet – the Economic Stimulus Bill. The veterans benefits is widely criticized by Republican members of Congress as having no place in the controversial and complex piece of legislation. They said the lump sum pension bill meant for about 18,000 Filipino veterans who fought side by side U.S. forces against the Japanese during World War II would “clutter” a bill that is already riddled with questionable and “wasteful earmarks.” “The Republicans like Senator Burr and Rep. Buyer readily forget they owe Filipino veterans a debt of gratitude for winning the war in the Pacific. They only want to bail-out the corporations not the people. Republicans and conservative” blue dog” democrats are outright ingrates!”, JFAV National Coordinator Arturo Garcia exclaimed.
Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign (tags)
Below is the introduction, ten point program, and partial list of endorsers for the Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign
CONDEMN THE POLICE MURDER OF OSCAR GRANT— ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! February 6: Where Will You Be? (tags)
The police killing of Oscar Grant on New Years Day in Oakland, California was an outrage. These murdering pigs took Oscar off a Bay Area Rapid Transit train. While cops kneeled on his back and punched him, another pig pulled out his gun and shot Oscar in the back. What can you call what they did to this brother but murder, execution style?
Month-long Gaza Protests in U.S. were the Largest Ever for Palestinian Rights (tags)
In an unprecedented outpouring of popular opposition to U.S. policy supporting the Israeli invasion of Gaza, a full month of nearly continuous protests brought tens of thousands into the streets. Arab American youths mobilized as never before. Even after Israel’s troop withdrawal, advocates for the human rights of Palestinians in Gaza vowed to continue the campaign until Israel lifts its blockade on the tiny territory.
Barack Obama and the Mass Transit Revolution (tags)
An analysis of how a Barack Obama presidency might affect the American society's greenhouse gas and petroleum reduction goals and the struggle to create a first rate mass transit system in Los Angeles and California. Written for both Los Angelenos and a global audience.
Bush Nazi! You Can Stay Here No Longer! (tags)
Even if some dumkopf has convinced them that they were good Samaritans; they will hear; ""Go away! You are unclean!" people cry to them. "Away! Away!.." When they flee and wander about, people say, "They can stay here no longer.""(James 5:6; Lam. 4:15) 1/29 Bush Nazis bluffing blind men.
Free Gaza Activists Welcomed Home as Heroes, then Join Protest Against Israeli War (tags)
After spending six months in Gaza and Cyprus working tirelessly to defy the Israeli blockade of the Palestinian territory and defend Palestinians from military attacks, two San Jose residents found upon their return that the protests that they had helped start had mushroomed a hundred-fold in response to Israel’s invasion of Gaza.
My Friend, Christine Maggiore (tags)
The death of alternative AIDS activist Christine Maggiore came as a shock to me, not only because for 17 years she'd offered herself as living proof that a so-called "HIV-positive" diagnosis was not necessarily fatal but, more importantly, because she'd been a close personal friend for 15 years. Her death does not change any of the scientific facts that make the idea that HIV is the sole cause of AIDS not only wrong, but ridiculous; though supporters of the mainstream view of AIDS are exploiting it for propaganda, what it really underscores is the need for more basic research to document whether "HIV-positive" people who take the highly toxic AIDS medications actually live longer, healthier lives than those who don't.
University of CA service workers sit-in at Chairman of the Regents office (tags)
01.16.09 San Francisco. -- University of CA service workers from at least five UC campuses escalate struggle in protracted contract dispute, sit-in at Chairman of the Regents Richard Blum's San Francisco office.
Stop Schwarzenegger's End Run to Build the Peripheral Canal (tags)
Join the campaign to stop Arnold Schwarzenegger's gutting of California's environmental laws to facilitate the building of a peripheral canal. Includes alternative farming methods to improve water conservation.
1/10 Palestine Watch: People worldwide protest against Israel+Videos (tags)
The prolonged Israeli war and killing against Gaza has triggered continued anti-Israeli demonstrations across the globe....
REP. MANDANAS VISITS LOS ANGELES, CONDUCTS DIALOGUE WITH FILAM VETERANS (tags)
Philippine Congressman Herminigildo Mandanas together with Los Angeles Consul General Mary Jo B. Aragon held a dialogue with the Filipino American veterans and community leaders last Friday, January 9 at FASGI, 135 N. Parkview St. Los Angeles. They discussed the Filipino Veterans Support Bill, or SB 3689 that passed the Senate hearings last November 17 remains as the foremost concern of the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV). Heated Discussion There was a heated discussion on the lump sum bill when JFAV leader Arturo P. Garcia brought put the fact that the SB 3689 has a quit claim and offers no recognition to the veterans. He also scored the vagueness of the bill.
FILAMS HOLDS TOWN HALL MEETING, WRITES OBAMA (tags)
Less than a hundred Filipino American composed of community leaders, Balitang America viewers and experts on the economy, immigration, and Filipino World War II veterans and their advocates held a year end-Community town hall meeting last December 10, 2008 and after a spirited discussion read a letter to be sent to the President –elect Barack Obama who will assume office on January 20, 2009.
Jan. 10: Mass March & Rally in Los Angeles for Gaza (tags)
Take to the streets of Los Angeles for a mass march and rally at the Westwood Federal Building (11000 Wilshire Blvd.) on Saturday, Jan. 10. Everyone should build for this protest, which is a coordinated National Day of Action for Gaza. Bring all of your family, friends, coworkers, fellow students and everyone you know.
Palestine Watch:1/2-1/3 Weekend of Worldwide Protests Against Israeli Attacks on Gaza! (tags)
Over 60 protest at coming weekend across U.S. and Europe!
12/30: Latest Lists of Protest Worldwide Against Israeli Attacks on Gaza! (tags)
Over 60 protests will be schedule at the U.S. and the World on Tuesday December 30 and the following week!
PCORE/ JFAV JOINS 4th FILIPINO HISTORICTOWN LANTERN PARADE (tags)
Maligayang Pasko! Scores of Filipino World War II Veterans with the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) marched along the busy Temple Street sidewalks together with more than a hundred seniors, young students and residents from the Manila Terrace Apartments to Search to Involve The Pilipino Americans (SIPA) compound with lighted lanterns or ” Parols “last Friday, December 19. Meanwhile, the JFAV-San Francisco held their Christmas program with a potluck lunch at the Wolff’s House in downtown San Francisco last Dec. 14. More than 60 veterans and widows attended the Christmas party.
OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE... (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) condoles with widows and relatives of departed veterans and widows while it continues it unrelenting advocacy even in the advent of the Christmas season 2008. This happens as the Filipino Veterans Support Bill, SB 3689 hangs in the balance like SB 1315, in the meantime , different JFAV chapters continued it activities everywhere.
JFAV Represented in Big Events in WAshington DC and SFO (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) continues it unrelenting advocacy even in the advent of the Christmas season 2008. While the Filipino Veterans Support Bill, SB 3689 hangs in the balance like SB 1315, different JFAV chapters continued it activities everywhere.
Iran to send relief ship to Gaza (tags)
Iran to send relief ship to Gaza
“No on 8” Actions, Discussions Continue (tags)
The fight against the anti-marriage Proposition 8 has lasted quite a bit longer than the election, in which the same-sex marriage ban passed by a five-point margin. Queer and allied activists are still holding demonstrations against the initiative and meeting to discuss where the fight will go next. But their discussions are stronger on building communications strategies than actually plotting a course to reverse the ballot measure.
JFAV SUPPORTS UHW (tags)
More than 300 UHW workers and allies rallied and picketted the SEIU International mock elections at the Radisson LAX Hotel last night Dec. 11 in Los Angeles. World War II veterans and leaders from JFAV and other community advocates from the Filipino American community joined the UHW rally. UHW president Sal Roselli reported that the UHW submitted more than 80,000 signatures to protest the mock elections. He said less than 10% voted. More than 40,000 protest signatures was earlier submitted to SEIU International against the elections.
Equality and Parity II: Acción de prevención y cuidado médico de VIH para Transgéneros (tags)
Estamos ofreciendo becas para la conferencia Equality and Parity II: Acción de prevención y cuidado médico de VIH para Transgéneros a nivel Estatal, como una manera de apoyar a quienes, de otra manera, no podrían costearse los gastos para asistir a este evento tan importante. Alentamos a las personas que presenten solicitudes de beca, a que exploren otras fuentes adicionales de financiamiento.
Educators Protest Scholarship's Discriminatory Policy (tags)
Over 100 teachers and students protest in front of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Headquarters demanding they halt their discriminatory policy barring undocumented students from applying to their scholarship
NO THANKSGIVING GIFT FOR FILIPINO VETERANS (tags)
The long wait for veterans benefits and equity still goes on as Thanksgiving Day sets in without the much awaited results from the US Congress lame duck session. According to JFAV representative and World War II Veteran from San Francisco, Mr. Reggie Nacua who went to lobby with the ACFV in Washington DC reported that the Senate instead passed in its hearings -the S. 3869 also known as the Filipino Veterans Support Bill.
San Diego’s Transgender Day of Remembrance (tags)
San Diego hosted its seventh Transgender Day of Remembrance November 20. The event, begun in San Francisco in 1998, honors the people murdered throughout the year because of their actual or perceived Transgender status. A wide range of Queer community activists participated in the march and program. (Program duration: 27 min.)
Proposition 8 Rallies Energize Queer Community (tags)
Rejecting the "safe" namby-pamby campaign against Proposition 8 that kept Queer people in the closet and lost anyway, young Gay activists are mobilizing on the Internet and holding mass rallies and marches to offer militant resistance to the anti-marriage initiative. Leo E. Laurence, who started the first Gay-liberation group in San Francisco in January 1969 (five months before Stonewall), finds these new activists reminiscent of himself and his colleagues in the late 1960's and early 1970's.
Massive Movement Erupts in Opposition to Proposition 8 (tags)
Ex-slave and Abolitionist Fredrick Douglas famously observed that power cedes nothing without struggle. The history of civil rights movements in this country also demonstrate that even the most fundamental democratic gains are temporary at best without vigilant struggle that can potentially challenge the power of the rulers against the ruled. Nothing has ever been gained and secured by simply relying on the institutions of the state and its politicians. Any implementation of progressive measures on their part has only been the product of independent mass mobilizations that have kept their forces in the streets until the sought after gains were won. We have again been reminded of this by the recent passage of Proposition 8 in California, a bigoted mean-spirited ballot measure aimed at denying gays and lesbians the fundamental democratic right to marry whom they wish. Last June, after decades of constant organizing, educating, and protesting on the part of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people and their supporters, the California Supreme Court was compelled to legalize same sex marriages. The purpose of Proposition 8 was to overturn this gain, leaving 18,000 same sex marriages performed in California since June in question. However, social movements aren't like films that can be run backwards and then replayed in the exact same way. The narrow victory of Proposition 8 (52% against, 48% opposed) has resulted in the opposite of its intended effect. It has re-energized the struggle for LGBT rights to a major degree, so that many are calling this movement “Stonewall II” after that inaugural rebellious act of the modern U.S. gay rights movement fighting for their rights in 1969.
Transgender Day of Remembrance (tags)
11.20.08 was the 10th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Massive Movement Erupts to Overturn Proposition 8 (tags)
March on Sacramento! Demand that Marriage Licenses Continue to Be Issued in All Counties in California! Demand the Immediate Overturn of Prop. 8!
Support SF8 Herman & Jalil - Phone and Fax CA Governor 11/19 (tags)
We are asking that you phone and fax CA Governor Schwarzenneger on Wednesday, November 19th demanding that California return Herman Bell and Jalil Muntaqin (Anthony Bottom) to New York state for their parole hearings. Please also send us an email when you have done so at FreetheSF8 [at] riseup.net
California ordered to prepare for sea-level rise (tags)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday ordered preparations for rising sea levels from global warming, a startling prospect for the most populous U.S. state with a Pacific Ocean coastline stretching more than 800 miles.
UNITED STATES TO BECOME INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP. (tags)
URGENT ACTION ALERT! Condemned by health and environmental groups across the country, GNEP means foreign nuclear waste imported and "reprocessed" in the USA. This is a national issue! We need a big national outcry!!! Washington, Oregon, Idaho, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, South Carolina, and all our sister states! With Cold War nuclear sites thirty years behind on clean-up, the US must not import more foreign nuclear waste!
THOUSANDS COMMEMORATE VETERANS DAY NATIONWIDE (tags)
Thousands of students,scores of veterans and hundred of community advocates marched during the VETERANS DAY nationwide in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York and other places - NOVEMBER 8, 2008, in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles. The march and Community Fair started and ended at the at LAKE STREET PARK,227 N. Lake St. Los Angeles, CA 90026. The Veterans Day festivities had started at 10;30 AM at the veterans memorial with an ecumenical mass and wreath laying ceremonies. The solemn tribute started with the national anthems sung by TINIG ng UCLA and the honor guards call on the line. And then the group of community leaders laid a wreath at the memorial monument. Dr. Ben Marte and Mo Nishida led the ecumenical services.
AJLPP Support the Protest , Nov. 15 in LA (tags)
ight for equality and against discrimination should come out this Saturday in Los Angeles to protest the passage of California' Proposition 8. This Saturday, November 15 10:30 AM, BE THERE and Gather at Los Angeles City Hall, down town Los Angeles 90029 The AJLPP-USA is deeply angered by the well-funded right-wing campaign of bigotry that is trying to push millions of LGBT people back into the closet. What the right cannot win in a fair elections are being done by deceit and manipulations through vaguely worded propositions like PROP 8! AJLPP expresses militant solidarity with those who came out in a massive mass action last night in Los Angeles and in San Francisco against Prop 8. We promise more mass action and other means to fight these wrong and unjust measures.
THOUSANDS COMMEMORATE VETERANS DAY NATIONWIDE (tags)
Thousands of students,scores of veterans and hundred of community advocates marched during the VETERANS DAY nationwide in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York and other places - NOVEMBER 8, 2008, in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles. The march and Community Fair started and ended at the at LAKE STREET PARK,227 N. Lake St. Los Angeles, CA 90026. The Veterans Day festivities had started at 10;30 AM at the veterans memorial with an ecumenical mass and wreath laying ceremonies. The solemn tribute started with the national anthems sung by TINIG ng UCLA and the honor guards call on the line. And then the group of community leaders laid a wreath at the memorial monument. Dr. Ben Marte and Mo Nishida led the ecumenical services.
20,000 People March in L.A. To Demand Overturn Prop. 8! (tags)
Over 20,000 people came from all over Southern California to unite with a single voice to demand civil rights and marriage equality. It was one of the largest--possibly the single largest--pro-LGBT rally in Los Angeles' history. The rally was initiated and led by the ANSWER Coalition and the L.A. Coalition for Equal Marriage Rights.
Right to Marry rally Nov 8 - audio montage (tags)
Five minute audio montage - sounds from the Nov 8 rally in Los Angeles against prop 8 and for the rights of all to marry (4.6 MB)
San Francisco Youths Protest ICE Raids on Día de los Muertos (tags)
For many Mexican immigrants, Día de los Muertos is a day to remember not only the dead, but also the disappeared – those who have been seized in sweeping raids by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). On Halloween day, San Francisco youths protested the raids in front of ICE offices.
AJLPP support the the Emergency Protest & Rally No More Hate! Overturn Prop. 8! (tags)
The AJLPP is deeply angered by the well-funded right-wing campaign of bigotry that is trying to push millions of LGBT people back into the closet. What the right cannot win in a fair elections are being done by deceit and manipulations through vaguely worded propositions like PROP 8! AJLPP expresses militant solidarity with those who came out in a massive mass action last night in Los Angeles and in San Francisco against Prop 8. We promise more mass action and other means to fight these wrong and unjust measures.
Labortech 2008 In SF On Dec 5,6&7, 2008 (tags)
Labortech which brings together labor video, computer and media activists from around the world will be having a conference in San Francisco on December 5,6&7.
VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATIONS TO BE HELD NATIONWIDE FROM NOV. 6-11, 2008 (tags)
“Despite delays in passing the Filipino Veterans benefits and equity bill in the US Congress this year, the Filipino American community is highly hopeful the reconciled bill will pass this year. This will be the focus of the Veterans Day commemoration nationwide from Hawaii to Washington DC ” JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia boldly announced this optimistic prediction.
Targeting Dissent - The San Francisco Eight (tags)
Racism and repression are alive and well in America.
WA: Wells Fargo Attacked In Solidarity With Detainees (tags)
Labortech 2008 in SF On Dec 5,6&7 (tags)
Labortech 2008 an international educational and training conference on Labor media and technology will be held in San Francisco on Dec 5,6&7 in San Francisco
Angry Protests at S.F. Mortgage Bankers Conference (tags)
The annual national conference of the Mortgage Bankers Association was greeted by angry protests outside the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco on October 19-20. The demonstrations initiated by the ANSWER Coalition received extensive coverage from nearly all mainstream Bay Area media.
JFAV Oct 10 Nationwide Mass Actions-Fight Racism! (tags)
Bailout the Filipino Veterans, Not the Corrupt Capitalists! No Justice, No Peace! On Friday, October 10, in Los Angeles and San Francisco,hundreds of Filipino American students, youth and veterans with their allies from AJLPP, ANSWER-LA, PCORE, SIPA,SEIU, LAANE and other groups held their rallies in front of the Federal Building in the two cities for Filipino veterans rights.
AJLPP Supports JFAV Mass Actions (tags)
Bailout the Filipino Veterans, Not the Corrupt Capitalists! The AJLPP urgently calls on the US Congress focused on the Senate to call a conference committee to pass the veterans bill, AJLPP West Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia announced. In this regard the AJLPP supports the Justice for the Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) in its call for nationwide mass actions against blatant racism and struggle for for veteran rights.
US military admits killing 33 civilians in Afghanistan air strike (tags)
US military admits killing 33 civilians in Afghanistan air strike
"Worse than in the Iraq War" (tags)
"A recapitalization of relatively sound banks could be vital for creating trust in the financial system. This must happen in a way that prevents privatizing profits while socializing losses. One can learn good crisis management in the example of Sweden's banking crisis in the 1990s
AJLPP Support JFAV Mass Actions for the Final Push for Filipino Veterans Rights- (tags)
he AJLPP stands for and supports the final offensive in the US Congress focused on the Senate to call a conference committee to pass the veterans bill, AJLPP West Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia said. The mass actions will be held from October 6 to 10, 2008 U.S wide.
Sudden outbreak of democracy baffles US pundits (tags)
Conservatives, libertarians and lefties all raised objections to the Bailout for very sound reasons of their own. The media had done all it could to keep awkward questions off the air. The result has left us disenfranchised.
AJLPP Support JFAV Mass Actions for the Final Push for Filipino Veterans Rights- (tags)
“ The demand of Filipino World War II veterans for their benefits and rights is just and reasonable cause and no amount of denial and delay from the US Congress can justify its callous and racist actions of stalling the benefits bill denied from them for 63 years.” The AJLPP stands for and supports the final offensive in the US Congress focused on the Senate to call a conference committee to pass the veterans bill, AJLPP West Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia said. The mass actions will be held from October 3 to 10, 2008 U.S wide.
Peace and Freedom Candidates Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez in Oakland (tags)
Over 500 people turned out to hear presidential candidate Ralph Nader and his running mate Matt Gonzalez at Oakland’s Grand Lake Theater Sept. 30. The two are on the ballot in 45 states this year as Independents or on various party lines, including the Peace and Freedom Party in California. Several P&F candidates also spoke, as well as Cindy Sheehan, running as an Independent for Congress against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
San Diego Queer Democrats Endorse Beach Booze Ban (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club voted September 25 to endorse Proposition 4 on the November 4 ballot in the city of San Diego, which would make the temporary ban on alcohol consumption at city beaches permanent. Opponents have argued that the ban is an attack on individual freedom, but the club rejected that argument and instead supported beach-area residents who say the ban has improved their quality of life.
JFAV PICKET- RALLY. SEPT 22 in SF (tags)
JOIN OUR LAST PUSH TO PASS SB 1315 VERSION IN CONGRESS! JOIN THE JFAV PICKET- RALLY AT THE SAN FRANCISCO ( SPEAKER PELOSI'S DOWNTOWNOFFICE) PICKET-RALLY FOR RECOGNITION,JUSTICE AND EQUITY! September 22, 2008 12;00= 2:00 PM Speaker Nancy Pelosi District Office 450 Golden Gate Ave San Francisco, California, 94102
An Open Letter to White Progressives and Activists- AWARE-LA (tags)
The Ballot Box and Beyond: White Anti-racists stand for social justice
El Citizen Kane del Subdesarrollo y la herencia de los genocidas (tags)
¿Hubiera promovido alguna vez William Randolph Hearst una candidatura marxista?
PASS THE HOUSE VERSION OF SB 1315, NOW! (tags)
It’s been 18 years running and with less than a week left, the house version of SB 1315 still hangs in a balance. The democrats led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi have not authorized the bill to be discussed or voted on the floor since April. House veterans affairs committee chairman Bob Filner, running for re-election in California’s heavily ethnic southern San Diego district, has offered a compromise bill that would provide a one-time, lump-sum payment of $15,000 for US-based Filipino veterans and $9,000 for those in the Philippines. JFAV and ACFV and other veterans advocates have rejected the Filner proposal, confident that S-1315 still has a chance. “The way we see it,” says Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) leader Arturo P.Garcia said: “The Democrats are not doing their job. We voted them into office to pass this bill. But now, they are not moving and making the same empty promises.”
UE,Mexico,CIA,Avion De Rendicion,Estados Unidos Departamento de'Homeland Security' (tags)
Ciudad de México.- Un avión con matrícula de Estados Unidos, en el que fueron encontrados en México casi cuatro toneladas de cocaína, fue vinculado por la prensa con la CIA y con el traslado ilegal de presos de Al Qaeda a distintos campos de detención en el mundo. - DPA
NATO air strikes killing more Afghan civilians (tags)
NATO air strikes killing more Afghan civilians
Review: 'FARE STRIKE! San Francisco 2005: First-Hand Accounts (tags)
A critical examination of the leftist recuperator's version of events...one of a number of revolutionary extremist docs from Kevin Keating's 'Love and Treason' web page.
RNC ’08: Pit Bulls On Parade (tags)
If you thought, in the wake of the nightmare of the Bush years, and the euphoria of the Democratic Convention, that the political pendulum in the USA was swinging to the “left”… If you thought that the Bush regime was so widely and bitterly hated that a repackaged version couldn’t seriously contend for the presidency… If you thought that the Christian fundamentalist theocrats were passé… Then you got a shocking wake up call from the Republican National Convention.
Hotel Workers Rising: Call for Liveable Wages and Humane Workloads (tags)
Hotel service workers of the union Unite Here! Local 19 demonstrated in front of downtown San Jose hotels. They won community support for their 2008 contract negotiations as part of a larger struggle to transform traditionally low-wage hospitality jobs into unionized family-sustaining employment nationwide.
Contact Kingdom Pipelines, Inc - animal torture subcontractors at UC Berkeley (tags)
Contact information for Kingdom Pipelines of South San Francisco, Subcontractor for the Li Ka-Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences, which will expand the University of California-Berkeley's main animal facility by seventy percent. For legal purposes only.
After DNC/RNC, fight ICE and support immigrant rights struggle: a call to action (tags)
please read, forward widely, discuss with others, and ACT!
Katrina Redux (tags)
Militarizing New Orleans and making it whiter.
It’s More than Nuclear Issues, Native Americans Tell Activists (tags)
The event at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego August 29 was billed as a program about Native American activists fighting against nuclear testing and waste disposal in Nevada, but it turned out to be considerably broader than that. Speakers Ian Zabarte, secretary of state of the Shoshone nation, and professor Steven T. Newcomb gave their audience a history lesson about the U.S. government's cavalier attitude towards its treaties with Indian nations and the Christian-supremacist ideology that underlies it.
Huntingdon Life Sciences Collaborators in CA (tags)
Huntingdon Life Sciences kills 500 animals every day and has been caught in 6 undercover investigations abusing animals, including shaking and punching 5 month-old beagle puppies on tape, and has been documented falsifying research data. These companies help keep them in business...
Beaten and Arrested by KPFA/Pacifica Bosses (tags)
On 8/20/2008 KPFA radio and Pacific managers called the police to arrest a long time Black community programmer named Nadra Haeidy Foster.The police attacked, hogtied her and then charged her with trespassing and resisting arrest. This interview was done at the court arraignment
Alert: FDA OKs Irradiated Spinach, EPA Sued 4 B Collapse Cover-up (tags)
Latest issue of OCA newsletter "Organic Bytes" alerts consumers about FDA approval of irradiated spinach, and features the lawsuit against the EPA for covering up the bee colony collapse. Other articles include victory gardens to support food independence.
California Water War Enters New Front with the 'Battle of the Reports' (tags)
The Public Policy Institute of California released a report advocating the construction of a peripheral canal on the California Delta, while two environmental groups, EDF and NRDC, released two separate reports recommending ways to provide enough water to both restore salmon and serve California's water needs.
John Edwards Fiddled While America Burned (tags)
John Edwards’ sleazy extramarital affair reminded me of the excesses in the final days of the Roman Empire. In 2006, Edwards began his trysts with his mistress. He stopped lying about the seedy affair on Aug. 8, 2008. Meanwhile, about 1,955 U.S. troops died in the Iraq War. While Edwards was “doing” his paramour, others in Washington, D.C., like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have been “doing” the public about ending the war and impeachment.
Action Alert: HLS Shareholder Barclays (tags)
Target: Barclays Global Investors UK Holdings Ltd, a part of Barclays Bank Detail: HLS' largest institutional shareholder with 279,842 shares in HLS (LSR)
Action Alert: HLS Shareholder Barclays (tags)
Target: Barclays Global Investors UK Holdings Ltd, a part of Barclays Bank Detail: HLS' largest institutional shareholder with 279,842 shares in HLS (LSR)
HRC Head Does Damage Control on Transgender Rights (tags)
Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign — America's largest Queer-rights organization — came to San Diego July 24 to organize support for his group's campaign against Proposition 8, which would reverse the California Supreme Court's decision allowing same-sex couples to marry. But most of his 10-minute speech was damage control to repair HRC's relations with the Transgender community, strained by the group's decision last October to support a federal Queer-rights bill that doesn't protect Transgender people.
SHEEHAN HEADS TO BALLOT IN RACE TO OUST PELOSI (tags)
The Cindy Sheehan Campaign submits signatures which will place her on the ballot against Bush Enabler Nancy Pelosi
Interview With Cindy Sheehan – The Peace Mom vs. Congressional Madam (Speaker) (tags)
Cindy Sheehan speaks candidly about why she is running for Congress and plans to de-throne Rep. Nancy Pelosi.
Upcoming photos of anti-Stalinist graffiti action in San Francisco (tags)
More news of a recent revolutionary intervention against Stalinist lies about the role played by hoodwinked Americans in the defeat of the Spanish Revolution...
Stalinist Spanish Civil War Artwork Vandalized in San Francisco (tags)
Direct Action to commemorate the beginning of the Spanish Civil War the right way...
Take action! New UC Berkeley animal research facility! (tags)
Call to action against the companies assisting in construction of UC Berkeley's new Biomedical Facility, which would lead to a seventy percent expansion of UCB's existing Northwest Animal Facility. 40,000 non-human animals are currently being exploited and tortured to death at the university.
LA SOCIAL FORUM - REPORT BACK (tags)
Thanks to everyone who made the first LA Social Forum a success. We had over three hundred and fifty registrations the first two days and handed out 425 programs.
Ka Dan, Captain Danilo Vizmanos, PN (Retired), 79 (tags)
The First Quarter Storm Network (FQSN)-USA pays tribute to retired Navy Captain Danilo “Ka Dan” Vizmanos, military officer turned political activist, who died Monday night (June 23) at the age of 79. Ka Dan Vizmanos had fought martial law and crusaded against the United States military bases in the Philippines, among other patriotic causes. A Philippine Navy captain, a graduate of the famous US Merchant Marine Academy and an expert in submarine warfare, he joined the national democratic movement, blazing a trail for others like him in the military to follow. Upon the declaration of martial law
The Next Level - Rise of Power in a New World Order (tags)
The Next Level - Rise of Power in a New World Order
Conflicted on the vets (tags)
There is an inherent conflict in writing a weekly opinion column, as I have done for the last 20 years, and in being an elected public official in San Francisco, as I have been for the last 17 years. It is an occupational hazard that from time to time, I have expressed opinions which offended certain individuals who happen to be San Francisco voters. Most recently I wrote two columns about the need for the Filipino community to express our unequivocal support for the Filipino veterans equity bill, S.1315, which passed the U.S. Senate 96-1 on April 24, 2008, and which is currently pending in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Betrayal of the Filipino Veterans (tags)
Just as the U.S. House of Representatives was about to vote on S.1315 -- known as the "Veterans' Benefits Enhancement Act of 2007" -- a group of Filipino-Americans from San Francisco drove a polarizing wedge that could potentially impede the passage of the bill. Indeed, what was almost a certainty two weeks ago is now in jeopardy.
San Diego Bisexuals Host Sexuality Conference (tags)
The Bisexual Forum of San Diego hosted a conference on sexuality May 27 centered around whether, as society has grown more accepting of alternative sexualities, young Queer people today are less obsessed with coming out and being "visible" as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender than their predecessors. The conference opened with a brief videotape filmed especially for it by author/activist Gore Vidal.
6/3/08 ELECTION DAY: Save Rent Control; No on 98 (tags)
RUN TO YOUR POLLING PLACE OR THE COUNTRY REGISTRAR FIRST THING 6/3 ELECTION DAY AT 7 A.M. DO NOT DELAY. You can vote at your polling place or the County Registrar’s office to save rent control and the homes of millions of Californians by voting No on 98/Yes on 99 . Our victory will come down to a handful of votes, so you must vote to save rent control and the environment. Only 25% of absentee ballots have been returned, so we NEED YOUR VOTE.
3 days to Save Rent Control; No on 98/Yes on 99 (tags)
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, You must pull through with a high voter turnout to save our homes. Southern California has 2/3 of the State's population and while Northern California, especially San Francisco, is working very hard to push tenants to the polls, Los Angeles County must lead.
Prop 98 is fueled by avarice and greed (tags)
The realtors and landlords have united in their Prop 98 campaign, to strip renters of tenant protections and rent control protections!
Memorial Meetings For Ka Bel Held in the US (tags)
A simple, solemn and intimate memorial meetings by Filipinos. Filipino-Americans and international solidarity allies were held in the cities of New York and Los Angeles in the United States last May 27 and 28 as Ka Bel was laid to rest in the Philippines. Other memorial meetings are also slated to be held in Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle next week. Scores of activists from the Alliance-Philippines, Gabriela Network-USA and International solidarity groups like International ANSWER, Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), Justice for Filipino Americans (JFAV) and LAANE held the memorial meetings to pay their last respects to Ka Bel in Historic Filipinotown and Queens, New York.
6 days to Save Rent Control; No on 98/Yes on 99 (tags)
You can vote today at the County Registrar’s office to save rent control and the homes of millions of Californians by voting No on 98/Yes on 99. This low voter turnout election compels every single pro-rent control voter to actually vote, and vote No on 98/Yes on 99. Our victory will come down to a handful of votes, so you must vote to save rent control and the environment.
7 days to Save Rent Control; No on 98/Yes on 99 (tags)
You can vote today at the County Registrar’s office to save rent control and the homes of millions of Californians by voting No on 98/Yes on 99. This low voter turnout election compels every single pro-rent control voter to actually vote, and vote No on 98/Yes on 99. Our victory will come down to a handful of votes, so you must vote to save rent control and the environment.
8 days to Save Rent Control; No on 98/Yes on 99 (tags)
You can vote today at the County Registrar’s office to save rent control and the homes of millions of Californians by voting No on 98/Yes on 99. This low voter turnout election compels every single pro-rent control voter to actually vote, and vote No on 98/Yes on 99. Our victory will come down to a handful of votes, so you must vote to save rent control and the environment.
2 Weeks to Save Rent Control, No on 98-June 3 (tags)
We are 2 weeks away from the crucial June 3 election to save rent control. Your No on 98/Yes on 99 vote is needed. San Francisco and Los Angeles are crucial in this election, so PLEASE VOTE. Voter registration for the June 3 election closes May 19.
Gay Marriage Legalized in Cal; A Bright Light in Fascist Times (tags)
The California Supreme Court's affirmation of the right to same sex marriage on May 15, 2008 is a bright light in these very dark, fascist times and is a milestone event.
Concerned Americans against Mad Cow Disease (tags)
A grassroot organization “Concerned Americans against Mad Cow Disease” was formed at May 13th to start a petition campaign against the negotiation between the United States and South Korea.
May Day revival on three fronts: labor, immigrant, and antiwar (tags)
What started on May 1, 2006 as some of the largest political demonstrations in U.S. history for immigrants' rights have in 2008 brought together three fronts -- labor, immigrant, and antiwar -- in one struggle for peace and social justice.
Prop 98 can provoke a city-wide rent strike in San Francisco, LA, and elsewhere.. (tags)
Housing activists have absolutely no plan to effectively confront the passage of Proposition 98, which will abolish rent control statewide.
MARCH AND RALLY FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! (tags)
Massive mass actions for May 1 that were held in major U.S. cities was a resounding success. In scores of major cities like Los Angeles (30,000), Seattle, WA (6,000)San Francisco,( 10,000) New York, (10,000) . and Chicago (50,000), Filipino Americans immigrants and advocates joined up with their Latino immigrant allies to demand full rights and legalization for immigrants, a stop to ICE raids and deportations and workers rights during May 1 International Workers Day. Arturo P. Garcia, CDIR and AJLPP deputy national coordinator said: “while the bourgeois media tends to praise the police for “good behavior” and chide the rallyist for supposed the low-turn-out, immigrant groups were satisfied with the unity shown at the rally. For the third year in a row, after the repeal of the infamous HR 4437, the need for a comprehensive immigration reform and a pathways to citizenship was again thrust into the limelight and the national stage. It clearly shows the immigrant rights movement is alive and kicking, more united and consolidated.” Garcia added.
May Day Strike Against the War Shuts Down All U.S. West Coast Ports (tags)
On May 1, every port on the West Coast of the United States was shut down to demand an end to the U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. The historic May Day walkout by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is the first time ever that an American union has struck against a U.S. war. The union ranks defied the rulings of an arbitrator, who twice ordered them to go to work. They overcame the capitulations of the ILWU leadership, which didn't want the work stoppage in the first place, tried to water it down and cowered before the threats of legal action while waving the flag. The employers' Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) declared the May 1 port shutdown an "illegal strike." But after all the huffing and puffing from the bosses' mouthpieces, the dock workers pointed the way to defeating the imperialist war by mobilizing working-class power. In the end, it was more than a work stoppage. The dock workers' May Day strike against the war was a first step, a show of what it will take to bring down the warmongers in Washington. Their "symbolic" action was felt all the way to Iraq, where dock workers in two ports stopped work in solidarity with the ILWU. But it was only a beginning. What is needed is not only industrial action but a political offensive against the Democrats and Republicans, the partner parties of American imperialism, to build a class-struggle workers party.
OEA Press Conference on ILWU May Day Stop Work Action Against War (tags)
The Oakland Education Association representing more than 2800 education workers called a press conference on Tuesday April 29, 2008 to announce support of the ILWU action against the war and action by their own union. They were joined by other unions and Cindy Sheehan
Zenger's Newsmagazine Election Endorsements (tags)
Zenger's Newsmagazine endorses in local, state and federal offices in the June 3 primary, including "revolutionary" candidate Eric Bidwell for Mayor and incumbent Mike Aguirre for City Attorney.
San Diego Earth Day Hosts Local Candidates (tags)
Though poorly attended, the candidates' debates at San Diego's Earth Day in Balboa Park April 20 offered useful insights into how the aspirants for mayor, third district city councilmember and city attorney might use their jobs to help protect the city's environment — or not.
May 1 US-WIDE MASS Actions (tags)
The Coalition in Defense of Immigrants Rights (CDIR) –USA and the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) announced today that mass actions for May 1 will be held in major U.S. cities to commemorate International Workers Day and demand full rights and legalization for immigrants. In major cities like Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, New York and Chicago, Filipino Americans are joining up with their Latino immigrant allies to protest ICE raids and anti-immigrant bashing. They will also demand legalization and full rights for all immigrants. Joint MIWON/March 25th and April 7 Coalition March/Rally In Los Angeles, California the newly formed Filipino American For Immigration Reform (FAIR) with the Pilipino Workers Center will march form PWC in 153 Glendale, Historic Filipnotown to Macarthur Park and join the MIWON Contingent that will march form Macarthur Park to downtown Broadway.
All Out on May Day! (tags)
On May 1, all 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast are to be shut down by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in protest against the U.S. war on Afghanistan and Iraq. This is a historic event of international significance: labor action against imperialist war by a major American union. The strategically placed port workers in the ILWU can bring commerce with Asia to a grinding halt, and they’re about to demonstrate it. The maritime employers are already screaming, and you can bet it’s got the attention of the warmongers in Washington. All labor should take up the challenge this poses: For workers strikes against the war! Meanwhile, immigrants’ rights groups are once again mobilizing on May Day. And on April 30 and May 1, the independent truckers who move cargo to and from the docks may play an important role in a shutdown. The imperialist war on Afghanistan and Iraq is also a war on immigrants, minorities, working people and democratic rights “at home.” We need to defeat this attack here and abroad, in opposition to both the capitalist war parties. The “antiwar movement,” whose aim has always been to pressure the Democrats, is at a dead end. What’s needed is working-class action independent of the bosses. What that takes is a fundamental break from the Democratic Party and the pro-capitalist politics that infuse the labor bureaucracy.
AJLPP Sautes the 35th Year of the NDFP (tags)
On behalf of the Filipino American community in the United States and all its allies, we in the Alliance Philippines (AJLPP)consider it fitting and proper to extend warmest greetings to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in celebration of the 35th anniversary of its founding on 24 April 1973 when its 10-Point Program was unfurled and promulgated. We share in the Filipino people's jubilation that the NDFP has won great victories in the application and development of the policy and tactics of the united front in advancing the people's democratic revolution against foreign monopoly capitalism, domestic feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism in the Philippines.
April 19 Chinese Global Day of Protest Against Western Media Bias and "Tibet Independ (tags)
Largely ignored by corporate media and self-censored by progressive media around the World, there's been Chinese organized global day of protest at dozen cities across the World and China to protests Western media bias and Against political and media bias against China on Tibet--France, CNN and BBC.
Salmon Closure 2008 - NEVER AGAIN: Ten Actions We Need to Take Now! (tags)
This is the final copy of the "Salmon Closure 2008 - Never Again" action alert from the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations. This alert provides you with 10 concrete actions that you take NOW to restore Central Valley salmon, now in an unprecedented state of collapse, and other imperiled salmon runs on the West Coast.
SEIU CA Workers Speak Out On Crisis In SEIU: Part 1 & Part 2 (tags)
A crisis is growing within the SEIU which is the largest union in California with 650,000 members. This video is of a forum of SEIU members from throughout California who discuss some of the issues the members face with mega-mergers of locals and labor management partnerships that threaten the conditions and benefits of California SEIU members
May Day Rallies Against ICE Raids (tags)
In response to nationally coordinated raids conducted by Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) the Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR) in Los Angeles will join the Press Conference of the newly formed Filipino American for Immigrant Rights (FAIR) and the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) on April 26, 2008 and the May 1 Rally Immigrant Workers Day March-Rally in downtown Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, more recent ICE Raids More than 200 immigrants have been arrested in Los Angeles this month. On April 4, more than 60 Mexican and Korean workers were arrested by ICE in Torrance and in downtown LA.
AFL-CIO’s John J. Sweeney Fears “an American Nightmare!” (tags)
On April 8, 2008, John J. Sweeney said in Baltimore, MD, that the country is going down the tubes and dragging working class people with it. He’s the head of the national AFL-CIO. He added that in November: “We have an opportunity to reverse these awful trends.” On May 1, 2008, West coast dockworkers are calling a work stoppage to protest the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Perhaps, Mr. Sweeney will join them on the picket line. Stay tuned.
Ester Soriano-Hewitt, 62 (tags)
The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) with deep sorrow condole with family and friends of Ester Soriano-Hewiit who passed away last April 3, 2008. Ester Soriano-Hewitt was one of the founders of the National Committee for the Restoration of Civil Liberties in the Philippines (NCRCLP) in San Francisco in 1972. On the very weekend that martial law was declared by dictator Marcos in Philippines. She later headed the NCRCLP Chapter in Los Angeles and later the Alliance for Philippine Concerns (APC) with Dr. Enrique and Prosy Dela Cruz and countless others. Under Ester’s able leadership they countless demonstrations and rallies infront of the LA Philippine consulate against the US-Marcos-dictatorship until it was toppled in February 1986.
Longshoremen to close ports on West Coast to protest war (tags)
This is called Walking the Talk. Please do all you can to publicize and support this effort.
San Diego Queer Democrats Reject Progressive City Attorney (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club supported the city's corrupt political establishment and its handmaidens in organized labor and refused to support progressive Democrat Mike Aguirre for re-election as city attorney. Instead they endorsed moderate Democrat City Councilemmber Scott Peters even though Peters voted to renew the Boy Scouts of America's sweetheart lease on city land in 2001 and refused to commit to backing Aguirre in a general election against a Republican.
Should the U.S. End Aid to Israel? (tags)
Since Israel maintains clandestine programs of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons (WMD), under existing US law, every one of the BILLIONS of dollars in tax money sent to Israel is illegal.
For Workers Strikes Against the War! ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Against War (tags)
In a major step for the U.S. labor movement, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced that it will shut down West Coast ports on May 1, to demand an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East.
Popular immigration lawyer gets 2 year jail sentence (tags)
An immigration lawyer, who once run one of the biggest immigration law firms on the West Coast, was sentenced early this week to two years in federal prison for filing fraudulent visa applications, some of which were for their own employees, according to a news release from the United States Attorney’s Office said. A senior associate of the same firm was sentenced to three years probation, plus 200 hours of community service.
Mike Copass: Progressive Democrat Takes On Pro-War Incumbent (tags)
Though San Diego Congressmember Susan Davis voted against the original authorization for the war in Iraq, since then she's been a faithful supporter of funding the war and last year crossed party lines to vote for the open-ended, three-year commitment to the occupation pushed by the Bush administration. Mike Copass, scientist and legal consultant, is mounting a grass-roots primary campaign against her with the support of Progressive Democrats of America, who helped Donna Edwards mount a similar challenge in Maryland to a pro-war Democrat.
Violation of Human Rights in CA: Interview with UN International Attorney, Karen Parker (tags)
A raging human rights battle is brewing between the Department of Energy and the people of the greater San Francisco/San Jose area. Citizen activists and environmental rights groups are up in arms over the right of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to explode toxic and radioactive materials into California’s air.
Tibetan Protest in Los Angeles against Chinese Regime (tags)
Southern California Tibetan Community and Supporter groups condemn recent killing and brutal crackdown of peaceful tibetan demonstrators in Tibet.
Anti-Authoritarian Call to Action for March 19th (tags)
We are calling on West Coast anti-authoritarians and anti-capitalists to join us on March 19th, and help us bring the operations of these war profiteers to a standstill. We will be meeting on March 19th at Market and Sansome in San Francisco, beginning at 7:30 AM. Actions will be ongoing throughout the day.
Women Say Fund Caregiving Not War & Occupation (tags)
In Los Angeles, for the 9th Global Women’s Strike on International Women’s Day, March 8, women along with men supporters gathered at a town hall meeting entitled ‘Fund Caregiving Not War and Occupation!’ at the Southern California Library in South LA. On and around every March 8 since 2000, women in 60 countries have taken part in the Global Women’s Strike under the theme Invest in Caring not Killing. Women who are working to reclaim the money and other resources for crucial survival needs for themselves and their communities, told their stories and shared their struggles and victories.
ANTI-AUTHORITARIAN CALL TO ACTION (tags)
We are calling on West Coast anti-authoritarians and anti-capitalists to join us on March 19th, and help us bring the operations of these war profiteers to a standstill. We will be meeting on March 19th at Market and Sansome in San Francisco, beginning at 7:30 AM. Actions will be ongoing throughout the day.
The Debt Boomerang (tags)
As long as the policies of the rich North represent a mixture of cruel carrot-and-stick maneuvers, coupled with basic contempt for the South, we can expect more lethal North-South tensions, more powerful boomerangs hurled back at us.
ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Demanding End to War in Iraq, Afghanistan (tags)
In a major step for the U.S. labor movement, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced that it will shut down West Coast ports on May 1, to demand an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East. This is the first time in decades that an American union has decided to undertake industrial action against a U.S. war. The action announced by the powerful West Coast dock workers union, to stop work to stop the war, should be taken up by unions and labor organizations throughout the United States and internationally. And the purpose of such actions should be not to beg the bourgeois politicians whose hands are covered with blood, having voted for every war budget for six and a half years, but a show of strength of the working people who make this country run, and who can shut it down!
Demonstrations nation-wide Against Turkish Invasion of Iraq on Friday, Feb 29th (tags)
This week, several Kurdish-American communities and supporters across the United States are expected to demonstrate again in several cities in response to the recent invasion of Iraqi Kurdistan by the Turkish military. Kurdish-American communities in each city have coordinated with one another to launch demonstrations during the same week in order to express a unified opposition to months of bombings by the Turkish military and the recent invasion of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Queer Marriage Advocates Launch "Decline to Sign" Drive (tags)
Faced with a well-funded campaign to permanently ban same-sex marriage in the California constitution, Queer and Queer-friendly Californians are joining forces to mount a volunteer campaign to keep marraige equality opponents from getting the signatures they need to get their initiative on the ballot at all.
Wikileaks.org Shut Down by Government (tags)
Wikileaks.org shut down by government, at behest of bank in Cayman Islands.
PLACER COUNTY SUMMONED TO SF FEDERAL COURT FEBRUARY 21, 2008 CONTEMPT. (tags)
PLACER COUNTY IS TO BE ORDERED TO OBEY AN IRS AUDIT AND FEDERAL COURT SUBPOENA FOR PRODUCTION OF MEDICAL RECORDS TO MR HANSENS DOCTORS IN CONTEMPT WE EXPECT THE ATTORNEY TO BE ARRESTED. THE FEDERAL COURT WILL ENFORCE THE DELAWARE QUEENS CHANCERY COURT SUMMONS AND SUBPOENA CASE NO 93-292JJL NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC AND ALL PARTIES.
America's Stupidity Blooms (tags)
"Woe! Woe, O great city, Babylon on the Potomac! In one hour your doom has come!" (Rev. 18:1-24) Bristol's World Beater USSR 666 "You don't know how lucky you are, boy!" 2/12 Khalid Mohammed returns! "You can check out any time you like!"
JFAV Pays Tribute to Rep. Tom Lantos,(D-CA), 80 (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans(JFAV) pays tribute to Rep. Tom Lantos of California who passed away. JFAV learned that Lantos, 80, passed away at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center in suburban Maryland. Lantos, a Democrat who chaired the House Foreign Affairs Committee, disclosed last month that he had been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. He has supported the veterans equity bill .
Cal Prop & P&F & Green Results with 88% Precincts Reporting (tags)
With 88% of California precincts reporting, we have the usual reactionary election results of a minority of the population, mostly not the workingclass, voting for gambling. Peace & Freedom Party and the Greens need to register millions of the workingclass if we are to see better election results.
FORUM FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS HELD IN SAN FRANCISCO (tags)
The 2008 Immigration Forum called “Preparing the Fields to Plant the Seeds” was held last Saturday, January 26, 2008 from 12: 00 to 5:00 PM at the Mission Presbyterian Church at 3261 23rd St. in downtown San Francisco, CA. The immigration forum discussed the Dream Act, the Sanctuary Movement, the Kennedy-McCain Proposals and anti-immigrant bashing in the United States. They also discussed the roots and causes of imm9gration. The forum was sponsored by the Faith in the Movement Coalition (FMC) composed by Manos Unidas Community Center of the Mission, Alliance For A Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP), Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) Damayan New York-New Jersey, Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, JAC of the Presbyterian Church of the USA, KM Pro People Youth, Grace Urban Ministries and the Mission Presbyterian Church.
Green Party Presidential Debate Videos (tags)
Video of Green Party Presidential Debate in San Francisco, featuring Green Presidential candidates Jared Ball, Jesse Johnson, Cynthia McKinney, Kent Mesplay and Kat Swift, on January 13th, 2008. Video at http://www.gp.org
San Diego's Controversial City Attorney 'Speaks (tags)
To his supporters, San Diego city attorney Mike Aguirre is an activist and truth-teller who'sone of the few local elected officials dealing seriously with the city's budget crises. To his opponents, ranging from the Right-wing San Diego Union-Tribune to the city employee unions, he's a loud-mouthed obstructionist who's dividing the city and costing it money. The controversy was on display January 24, when Aguirre and two of his election oppoennts debated at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club.
CDIR Marks Martin Luther King Day, January 21, 2008 (tags)
The Coalition In Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR)-USA pays tribute to the great African American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today January 21,2008. “While we commemorate Dr. King and his greatness and the American people’s struggle, for justice and equality, the CDIR is however militantly preparing for the surge of anti-immigrant scape-goating in the face of the current economic recession in the United States”, the CDIR-USA coordinator Arturo P. Garcia said.
What Mumia Abu-Jamal Never Learned (tags)
On the eve of the United States premiere of In Prison My Whole Life at the Sundance Festival on January 20-25, the battle for the life and freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal heats up in the news media and the streets of far-flung cities while he awaits a crucial appellate court ruling and prepares to publish his sixth book from death row. Media activists present photographic evidence disproving the case against him.
Rediscovering the Arusha Declaration and Abandoning the NGO Model: (tags)
Selma James and Andaiye chart a path from the 60s to Tomorrow
Two prominent international women's movement leaders visited Los Angeles in December as a part of a special North American tour. Selma James of London and Andaiye of Guyana spoke to a packed room at the Southern California Library on what we can learn from the past and present of autonomous socialist organizing in the Global South. Both women organize with the Global Women's Strike, which calls for recognition of and payment for all unwaged work, and an end to the twin terrors of poverty and war. The Strike's signature event is an annual work stoppage on International Women's Day, March 8.
Photo by Sidney Ross-Risden: right to left — Selma James, host Margaret Prescod, and Andaiye
Grand Opening: School of the Americas Watch West (part 1) (tags)
“Word began to spread as we researched the school and discovered what we had here was indeed a school of assassins, a school for dictators. These soldiers came here to learn counter insurgency. Who were the insurgency? They were the poor, the religious leaders, labor leaders, and many others. And then when the torture manuals were discovered in the curriculum, that got a lot of front-page coverage. Word began to spread, and our numbers in the movement grew.” -- Father Roy Bourgeois, founder, School of the Americas Watch
Free Speech Victory in Central Park Lawsuit (tags)
Free Speech Victory in Central Park Lawsuit
Pilipino WWII veterans in the Philippines to get $90M a year- Speaker De Venecia (tags)
Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. yesterday announced that the United States House of Representatives, headed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has assured that a bill that would provide $90 million a year to Filipino World War II veterans is being prioritized in Capitol Hill. De Venecia said the bill, Filipino Veterans Equity Bill, may be scheduled for a floor vote following its approval last July in a markup hearing by the US House of Representatives veterans affairs committee headed by by Bob Filner. The bill was reported out by the Congressional Budget Office for Budget Estimates last September. The Speaker quoted Pelosi as telling him during a telephone conversation in California, that they “will try to organize a financial package” for Filipino war veterans.
Green Party: A Presidential Debate That Matters, Jan. 13 (tags)
SAN FRANCISCO – The first, and only, live debate between candidates on the Green Party’s California ballot for President of the United States – featuring a former Democratic Party member of Congress, consumer protection icon, professor and environmental engineer – is scheduled here January 13, 2008, said John Morton of the Green Presidential Debate Committee
Vot Jan 7 to Feb 7 in Cal; Red/Green Campaigns (tags)
You can vote by mail from January 7 through February 5, 2008 in the California primary. The only serious peace candidates are the socialist and Green Party candidates. Instead of the staged Democrat-Republican campaigns in Iowa and New Hampshire, we should be hearing on all other peace media about the socialist and Green Party campaigns, the latter being on the ballot in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C
Cindy Sheehan Moderates Green Party Presidential Debate (tags)
"Campaign 2008: A Presidential Debate that Matters" COME SEE AND HEAR . . . • Ralph Nader • Cynthia McKinney • Jared Ball • Kent Mesplay . . . TALKING ABOUT THE ISSUES OF THE DAY! o be held in San Francisco's historic Herbst Theater on January 13th, 2008.
Arizona treats Mexicans like Nazi Germany treated Jews (tags)
Arizona treats Mexicans like Nazi Germany treated the Jews
Head-Roc Continues To Get Greens behind BALL in 0 (tags)
Seeing the importance of California Green Party members, Head-Roc, co-campaign manager and independent hiphop artist, is continuing the Jared Ball/Capitol Resistance California Tour. Expressing his commitment to deliver the campaign's message of hope and inspiration Head-Roc stated “I’m excited about continuing the wonderful fellowship with California Greens as part of Dr. Ball’s efforts to earn the Green Party’s Presidential nomination, and continue to deliver the candidate's message of hope”.
This is how we (could) pray (tags)
On Tuesday December 11, 2007, I joined in a community effort to welcome and support a coalition of Native American Nations and environmental justice groups in their ongoing effort to defend Arizona's San Francisco Peaks from proposed ski area development.
A Native American on How Non-Indigenous People Can Stop Colonialization (tags)
The first event in the campaign to save the sacred San Francisco Peaks occurred at Self-Help Graphics on December 8.
March and Vigil to Save the San Francisco Peaks (tags)
The struggle to save the San Francisco Peaks in Arizona from development (which would include recycled sewage for "snow") came to Pasadena on December 11. A march across town preceded the hearing, and a vigil occured outside the courthouse.
Forbes on Wikipedia:Gary Weiss 'Edits' James Dale Davidson's and His Own Biography (tags)
Even Davidson's more recent 'biotech' penny stock scam Pluristem was not added to MantanMoreland's Davidson Wikipedia biography - but with reason - that's why he deleted my Davidson bio contribution in the first place - to censor the subject and facts about Davidson on Wikipedia.Too bad Gary Weiss' boss, Steve Forbes,encourages this type of irresponsible corporate behavior in its employees just as Gary Weiss encourages such behavior in his Wikipedia biographer MantanMoreland ! :
Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 2 of 2) (tags)
To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (Links to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")
Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 1 of 2) (tags)
To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (A link to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")
Contradictions Abound in Cuban Five Case (tags)
Contradictions Abound in Cuban Five Case
Blood In The Streets Of Oakland: Anniversary Death of Mary Jesus (tags)
In Memory of Mary Jesus... Today December 10, is the 3rd year anniversary death of Mary Jesus, who was hounded to death by Oakland's greedy landoords! Mary Jesus shook up downtown Oakland 3 years ago when she climbed onto the Oakland Tribune Tower and tossed down 100s of copies of a suicide note denouncing the plight of Oakland renters before leaping to a tragic bloody death...
Black Riders held on million dollars bail each, back in court Wednesday (tags)
The state’s cases against T. A. C. O., Aryana and Stress, which T. A. C. O. described as “b. s.” to defense attorney Guillermo Suarez, are based on the testimony of an undercover cop who alleges that he approached the Black Riders, pretending to be Lebanese and connected to freedom fighters in the Middle East. He claims that the three defendants were involved in a plot to take possession of weapons and protective vests that he claimed to be able to provide them. No weapons were ever involved. These charges are essentially for a “Thought crime” – allegedly conspiring to attempt to possess weapons.
Kauai to Superferry: Stay Away (tags)
Vowing that would not happen again, Governor Linda Lingle, a friend of President George Bush, purchased armored vests for Kauai police and machine guns. Legislative rumors have it that Lingle has a "special relationship" with wealthy Superferry financier John Lehmann. She is said to want to run for US Senator Akaka's seat.
Today Show Update: Mumia's lawyer and new photos set to appear (tags)
Journalists for Mumia has just recieved word that the Dec.6 Today Show is set to feature the newly discovered crime scene photos, and a pre-taped interview of Mumia's lead attorney, Robert R. Bryan.
Gay Hip Hop Tour Winds Down in L.A. (tags)
the first ever tour of Gay and Lesbian rappers concludes it's historical 2007 run in L.A.
Cierre de Just Garments; Forzado a finalizar sus Esfuerzos como Productor “Sweat-Free”. (tags)
Declaración de USLEAP ante el cierre de Just Garments Mayo de 2007.
9/11 truth activists should mob Cockburn (tags)
Known left gatekeeper and 9/11 truth "debunker" Alex Cockburn now is attempting to debunk global warming "hysteria" at a forum in SF. Just wonder how many 9/11 "wingnuts" will be forcibly removed from this propaganda fest?
San Diego Hosts Transgender Day of Remembrance (tags)
San Diego commemorated the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov. 20 with a candlelight march through the streets of Hillcrest and a rally at the LGBT Community Center. The program featured community volunteers (pictured) reading the names of this year's 15 known victims of Trans-related murders and brief accounts of how each died.
A Letter from the Interim GM of KPFK (tags)
The current state of KPFK and our commitment to continue providing programming of benefit to the progressive movements in and around Los Angeles
Join this Tuesday evening for ...Los Angeles Day of Remembrance. (tags)
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held globally every November 20th .
Fascist Rock Star Singing in LA Tonight (tags)
A top Croatian rock star whose concerts are a venue for indoctrinating in clerical-fascism is in LA tonight. In song, "Alas, My people," he sings that 'antichrists' and masons (fascism-speak for 'Jews') and communists plot to destroy Catholic Croats. The "Protocols of Zion" set to music.
Protest to Free the Jena 6 (tags)
“What we’re dealing with is not just a group of red necks who are going around hanging nooses from trees, we’re dealing with a system. We need a revolution, no voting, no waiting around. . . . We need to resist! Resist! Resist! We need to resist every day. We need to start acting like we’re in Nazi Germany. . . ." -- Toni
Film showing of "The Trial: The Untold Story of the Cuban Five" (tags)
Film showing of "The Trial: The Untold Story of the Cuban Five" featuring Danny Glover
Cell Phone Jammers (tags)
Devices Enforce Cellular Silence, Sweet but Illegal and can be had for $150
Kurds in the US organize nation-wide demonstrations (tags)
This week, several Kurdish communities across the United States are expected to demonstrate in several cities in opposition to the Turkish government's approval for the invasion of Iraqi Kurdistan. The youth of the Kurdish-American communities in each city have coordinated with one another to launch demonstrations on the same dates in order to express a unified opposition to the recent developments in Turkey and the Turkish government's decision to invade Iraqi Kurdistan. Event in LA area is following: Los Angeles, California Date: Friday November 2nd, 2007 Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm Where: Turkish Consulate 6300 Wilshire BLVD Los Angeles CA Contact: Raving Barwari 619 318 0544 Kurdincali@hotmail.com
LA and Nationwide: People Hit the Streets to Stop the War (tags)
The October 27 demonstrations represented another important step forward for the anti-war movement in the United States. Over 100,000 people took to the streets in coordinated regional and local protests to demand an immediate end to the war in Iraq, including well over 10,000 in Los Angeles.
Money for Firefighting & Prevention; Not for War (tags)
The World Socialist Website has 2 excllent articles providing the details of the Southern California fire crisis and their relation to the neglect of our domestic needs in favor of war profiteering.
Hillary: Democrats' Death Wish (tags)
Hillary Clinton probably has the power, money and organizational clout to win the Democratic nomination for President, but she cannot win the general election. The combination of her conservative principles — including her support for an ongoing U.S. military presence in Iraq — and her radical reputaton will alienate both moderates and progressives and drive white working-class voters back to the Republicans.
FCC wants to relax media ownership constraints (tags)
FCC wants to relax media ownership constraints
S.F. Assemblymember Leno Speaks on Same-Sex Marriage (tags)
San Francisco Assemblymember Mark Leno was the keynote speaker at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club's Freedom Banquet fundraiser October 6. He talked about the bill for marriage equality for same-sex couples he's pushed through the California legislature twice, the likelihood that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will veto it (as he did in 2005) and the various radical-Right initiative proposals to ban marriage for same-sex couples in California forever.
The Radiation Poisoning of America (tags)
(and the world)
California Scheming:Rudy Giuliani,Paul Singer, Vulture Funds Africa,GenesisIntermedia (tags)
In many ways it is Adnan Khashoggi as well as Paul Singer who are financing the campaign of Rudy Giuliani through money they made in the GenesisIntermedia pump and dump penny stock scam that collapsed around 9/11/01as well as money stolen from U.S. taxpayers and impoverished countries in Africa as well as Peru who were ripped off by the W Bush-Paul Singer 'Vulture Funds' fraud in which W Bush put U.S. funds in accounts directed at 3rd world debt only to have Mr. Singer come along and empty those accounts for his and the Republican Party's personal cash cow that was used to attempt changing California electoral voting system in favor of Rudy Giuliani and the Republican Party !
Beyond the lies: How Pelosi or Reid can end the war now (tags)
Nancy Pelosi herself has the power to stop funding the occupation of Iraq; all she has to do is refuse to allow any more Iraq spending bills to come up for a vote in the House of Representatives. In the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid has the same power.
Eric McDavid Court Report, Days 8 and 9 (tags)
Court report from days 8 and 9 (September 25-26)
Eric McDavid Update and Court Report from 9/12 (tags)
Report of court proceedings from 9/12
September 11: The empire and its lies (tags)
Cuban President Fidel Castro on Wednesday reflected on the six long years since the painful September 11 episode in the US, about which it is known there has been deliberate disinformation...
Report from Rod Coronado trial (tags)
After spending the court day on Monday with jury selection, the 12 person (plus one alternate) was seated Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, and opening statements were made by both prosecution and defense attorneys before Tuesday’s noon lunch break. The jury is mostly white in this conservative town with a large military population, with one African American and 4 Latino, and a seven/five gender split, with two more women than men.
Prominent Environmental Leader Goes To Trial in Free Speech Case (tags)
Rodney Coronado, well-known environmental, animal rights and Native American activist is facing charges brought by government prosecutors related to a public speech
911 General Strike Gaining Momentum (tags)
“No Work, No School, No Shopping – Hit the Streets” The 911 General Strike called by a coalition of antiwar, 911 Truth, and pro impeachment groups is gaining strength with gatherings scheduled across the country and rapidly expanding activity on the Internet, where the idea originated.
The Shortwave Report 9/7/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
Techies View Video Link, Two Jolts Recorded, Camera Stopped, Why? (tags)
Federal Crime Syndicates stealing and killing. In the video linked below, I was made to leave a government building in Alabama. It all links back to a murder in San Francisco's financial district and the murder was labeled a suicide. It was around the time of Bush's Sr.'s last vice presidential term.
PAMAMASISTA NG REHIMENG-US ARROYO, LUMALALA (tags)
Patuloy na lumalala ang ang panggigipit at panunupil ng pasistang rehimeng Arroyo sa mamamayang Pilipino. Ayon sa ulat ng AJLPP mula sa iba’t-ibang panig ng Piipinas, Pinakatampok nitong Agosto ang pagmamanman at harasment sa tatlong upisyal ng Gabriela Network USA. Bagamat nakauwi na sa Amerika ang tatlong myembre ng Gabriela Network-USA, binatikos ni Kinatawan Liza Maza ang pangigipit ng estado sa isang talumpati sa mababang kapulungan ng Kongreso. Samantala, tatlong myembro rin ng Anakpawis ang dinukot sa Zamboanga del Sur habang pinag-iibayo ang panggigipit sa mamamayang Moro. Umabot na rin sa may 25,000 mamamayang Bangsa Moro sa isla ng Basilan at Sulu ang naging biktima ng pagpapalikas ng military dahil sa pinag-ibayong operasyong military ng AFP sa dalawang lugar. Mahigit na 100 sundalo na ng AFP at ng Abu Sayaff ang napatay sa sunud-sunod na labanan.
The First Quarter Storm Network (FQSN) on the 24th Year of the Aquino Assassination, Augus (tags)
“ Different times, different tunes, Different crowds, different songs.” This situation characterized the twenty fourth-year commemoration of the martyrdom of former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr, today August 21, 2007. On August 21, 1983, Benigno Aquino Jr. was murdered by the armed forces of the US-Marcos Dictatorship right after being arrested inside the jet plane that brought him back to the Philippines.
WELCOME HOME, ANNALISA AND THE GABNET3! (tags)
The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) welcomes the release of the GABNet 3--Dr. Annalisa Enrile (Chairperson), Ninotchka Rosca (Founding Chair, writer) and Judith Mirkinson (International Relations Officer, founding member)--who've been placed by the Philippine Department of Justice in a "watch" list and barred from returning home to the US.
$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.
GABNET 3 ATTEMPTS TO BOARD PLANES A SUCCESS, DESPITE HARASSMENT FROM IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS (tags)
Dr. Annalisa Enrile and two other GABNet leaders en route to US after harassment from immigration officials at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila
AJLPP JOINS U.S.-WIDE VIGIL FOR GABNET 3, NOW FROM RETURNING HOME (tags)
The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) forces joined the women's group GABRIELA Network USA (GABNet) last night that held a US-wide vigil to demand the immediate release of the GABNet 3--Dr. Annalisa Enrile (Chairperson), Ninotchka Rosca (Founding Chair, writer) and Judith Mirkinson (International Relations Officer, founding member)--who've been placed by the Philippine Department of Justice in a "watch" list and barred from returning home to the US. The mass actions in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco were held in front of four Philippine Consular offices in the United States on August 13, 2007.
AJLPP JOINS U.S.-WIDE VIGIL FOR GABNET 3, BARRED FROM RETURNING HOME (tags)
The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) forces joined the women's group GABRIELA Network USA (GABNet) last night that held a US-wide vigil to demand the immediate release of the GABNet 3--Dr. Annalisa Enrile (Chairperson), Ninotchka Rosca (Founding Chair, writer) and Judith Mirkinson (International Relations Officer, founding member)--who've been placed by the Philippine Department of Justice in a "watch" list and barred from returning home to the US. The mass actions in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco were held in front of four Philippine Consular offices in the United States on August 13, 2007.
U.S.-WIDE VIGIL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF GABNET 3--U.S. CITIZENS / PERMANENT RESIDENT BANN (tags)
RALLY AND VIGIL IN SUPPORT OF THE GABNET 3
Boycott Israel (tags)
Israeli firm Solel contracts to build world's largest solar park in California
Senator Feinstein's Iraq Conflict (tags)
As a member of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee, Sen. Feinstein voted for appropriations worth billions to her husband's firms
Roostin' chickens or sittin' ducks in WTC on 9/11?? (tags)
The continued claims by "leftist" gatekeepers that the GW Bush regime's 9/11 commission reports are factual and there was no government complicity in the WTC collapse is becoming increasingly suspect..
Depleted Uranium Blasts to Increase Near SF/San Jose - Video News Clip (tags)
A recent news clip that discusses Lawrence Livermore Laboratory's permit application to blast 8,000 lbs of contaminants including Depleted Uranium near San Francisco/San Jose area. The SF Bay can be seen off into the distance on your left.
Protest At Mexican consulate tonight 6pm (tags)
July 20th is a national and global day of solidarity against repression and for the freedom of political prisoners in Mexico. Oaxaca and Atenco.
Transgenders Criticize LGB Choice of Film for Festival (tags)
This Saturday, July 21, Outfest is showing the controversial new film, GENDERCATOR at the Village, 1125 N. McCaden Pl, Hollywood, @ 6 pm. It has been labeled alarmingly transphobic (towards trans men) by many, and was even pulled from San Francisco's film festival, Frameline.
MAKE A MINT GETTING REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT; HAVE A PARTY (tags)
Ceasar, Nero, and Hitler all said they were elected, too. Without Representative Government (a Properly-functioning Grand Jury), who knows whether they were or not (as now), it's impossible....without a bill, at least, everytime wrongdoing's officially-alleged. Have your parties and save more lives than any MD could, now.
Cindy Sheehan Hammered Hard in UK Guardian Piece (tags)
Cindy Sheehan Hammered Hard in UK Guardian
Re: Cindy Sheehan too cowardly yet again to address war for Israel agenda with Chris Matth (tags)
AT&T RAISES RATES ON FEATURES (tags)
Millions of Californians will start paying several dollars a month more for land-line phone service after AT&T's second price increase for custom-calling features since the state lifted rate caps last year. The nation's biggest phone carrier this week boosted the cost of caller ID, call waiting and a host of other features for a la carte phone service. The move could push many people to sign up for bundles of services, such as phone and Internet together, that could save them money overall but cause them to spend more with AT&T. Two-thirds of AT&T's customers have bundled services, which aren't subject to the rate hikes.
Confronting U.S. Empire: Reviewing Filipino American Insurgent Intellectual Production (tags)
This new intervention by internationally renowned Filipino scholar E. SAN JUAN, Jr. signals a renewed self-reflection by the Filipino American community and the entire diaspora of nearly 10 million Overseas Contract Workers.
Dr. Wasfi: "For Iraqis, it's 9/11 every day." (tags)
Dr. Wasfi concluded her prepared remarks with this question: " Since 1958, Iraqis have hoped that each regime change might bring a better life. Have they hit rock bottom now?"
CALL 4 TRANS ACTIVIST 2 PROTEST TRANSPHOBIC FILM (tags)
CALL TO ACTION TO ALL TRANS PEOPLE AND ALLIES: Attend THE GENDERCATOR screening and hold the gay and lesbian community accountable! On Saturday, July 21st, Outfest at 6:00pm, at the Village at Ed Gould Plaza. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Riku Matsuda. The address for the Village is: 1125 N. McCadden Place Los Angeles, CA 90038
Fw: Bush: 'All options are on the table' for Iran in this youtube short: (tags)
Fw: Bush: 'All options are on the table' for Iran in this youtube short:
Memorial Service for Ferd Eggan (tags)
Ferd Eggan, writer, activist, revolutionary, died 07/07/07 of liver cancer related to AIDS.
In Protest against the Arrests of Oh Jong-ryul and Jung Gwang-hoon (tags)
We, the Philippine Peasant Support Network-USA are deeply disappointed and troubled by the police suppression of the Korean Alliance against the Korea-U.S. FTA and the arrests of its two officers. We write this urgent letter to demand 1) the immediate release of Mr. Oh Jong-ryul and Mr. Jung Gwang-hoon, two Co-Chairs of the Korean Alliance and 2) an immediate end to police suppression of the Korean Alliance.
Reuters on Security Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox's Terrorist List (tags)
Note that one of the first incidents that occured upon Christopher Cox becoming SEC Chair was that the San Francisco SEC office sent subpeonas to business journalists,including Dow Jones only real and award winning penny stock fraud investigator Carol Remond,all who were criticising the false naked shorting claim that Cox ands SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins and a number of scammy websites mentioned in this post have at some point promoted or aided and abetted.Yes,even the SEC Chairman Christopher 'Naked Shorts' Cox has been aiding U.S. penny stock fraud used offshore for money laundering by international criminals and the CIA who gives him a monthly 'briefing' !
See Sicko for Your Health Care Now (tags)
Sicko is Michael Moore's Best Film Yet and we need your 100% attendance at every showing to bring a universal national healthcare system paid for with our tax dollars to the US, as exists in the rest of the industrialized world.
Peace Tour 2007 (tags)
When did Rock and Roll get a social conscience? Maybe it was always there, underneath the sex and drugs and party like there’s no tomorrow image, but nowadays whether it’s huge campaigns like the One Campaign or a big national tour like Van’s Warped Tour or smaller but just as strong campaigns like To Write Love on Her Arms, music is about being and doing more. And into this new consciousness steps a rising Los Angeles- based Indie band, China Room, fresh from being featured on the hit show “Prom Queen” and about to set out on the West Coast leg of their national tour.
The Underrated Power of Economists (tags)
During the Great Depression between the two world wars, the Brit John Maynard Keynes came to an insight that was implemented in the 1960s. The state must guide the economy by its spending to avert the danger of depression.
Stonewall: Reclaiming The Legacy (tags)
An article about pride and the legacy of stonewall
Death in Los Angeles hospital exposes social crisis in US (tags)
Edith Isabel Rodriguez died on May 9th while two people called the emergency services phone number, 911, frantically trying to get her medical help. She died just outside the emergency room in Los Angeles’ King-Harbor hospital after spending hours seeking treatment for a steadily worsening condition. The entire tragedy reveals the strained and unhealthy state of social relations in America today. The case received much media attention in recent weeks after the release of tape recordings of the 911 calls and a hospital video showing Rodriguez in the hours before her death—including segments showing a janitor mopping up around Rodriguez as she writhed in pain on the floor of the emergency room.
Pelosi, Hillary, and Lieberman: funded by Lockheed (tags)
Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Lieberman each received $10,000 in campaign contributions from neocon-linked weapons maker Lockheed-Martin's PAC during the 2006 election cycle. Could this be one reason Pelosi and Hillary refuse to stand firmly for peace while Lieberman blatantly calls for even wider war?
Once more on the failed transit system fare strike in San Francisco in 2005 (tags)
A brief re-examination of this missed opportunity in working class-based radical mass action in this part of the world...
Resource Wars - Can We Survive Them? (tags)
Resource wars will destroy all planetary life.
Teen Jazz Band's Solutions Tour (tags)
Teen jazz band In Black takes their Solutions Tour to the Jazz Bakery in Culver City. The band is traveling from N. California to S. California, promoting issues around climate change, solutions, and great jazz.
US Church and Labor Leaders to Pres. Arroyo: “Stop the Killings and Release Ka. Bel (tags)
The Philippines News Today, a local newspaper in the cities of San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver, Canada will release a full page Ad of American and Filipino progressive organizations and individuals calling among other things, an end to political killings in the Philippine and the immediate release of detained Congressman and labor leader Crispin Beltran and all political prisoners. The Supreme Court of the Philippines recently dismissed trumped up case against six Congress leaders including Beltran. Another local newspaper, Diaryo Pilipino, based in Southern California issued the same statement a month ago. Both newspapers have combined circulation of 60,000 that target to reach the majority of Filipinos living in the West Coast of North America.
Tracking Torture (tags)
"They Want to Keep Others from Doing What We Did. They Want to Shut Down Protest." To follow the progress of the trial of Jesuit Fr. Steve Kelly and Franciscan Fr. Louis Vitale, and/or to help, go to http://www.tortureontrial.org/
UC Hunger Strikers, Supporters Confront UC Regents On Nuclear Weapons, 13 Arrested (tags)
More than 100 people, including 40 on the 9th day of a fast to protest the University of California's ties to the US nuclear weapons complex, delivered their demand for UC nuclear weapons lab severance directly to the UC Board of Regents at their meeting at UC San Francisco on May 17th. After several of the protesters vocally and persistently confronted the Regents on refusing to consider the demand, Regent Norman Pattiz ordered the dozen or so UC Police officers on hand to clear the room, moments after telling them to "go out and have some lunch."
Fil-Am Vets Ask VA Sec Nicholson to Resign: Group rallies in front of VA Clinic in LA (tags)
About 20 Filipino World War II veterans and their supporters rallied in front of the Veterans Affairs (VA) outpatient clinic in Los Angeles on May 8 to ask for the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs R. James Nicholson. The protest occurred after last week’s Associated Press report that said Nicholson paid bonuses of up to $33,000 to senior federal workers amidst a $1 billion shortfall in the VA budget.
Political Poets at Tia Chucha's June 9th (tags)
Poor Magazine and Molotov Mouths Go South.
FiLIPINO VETERANS/ JFAV CALLS VA NICHOLSON, RESIGN, NOW! (tags)
VA Secretary Jim Nicholson, Resign Now! Hundreds of Filipino World War II veterans, youth and students and their community supporters led by the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the ACFV in several U.S. cities rallied at the VA offices in Seattle, San Francisco ( May 7), Los Angeles ( May 8) and San Diego ( May 9) and called on Veterans Affair Secretary Jim Nicholson to resign. The Veterans decision to ask for Nicholson resignation was made last May 6, during a nationwide teleconference held in Arlington Virginia on the 65 year anniversary of the fall of Corregidor Day. Key ACFV and JFAV leaders decided on a unanimous vote to call for Nicholson resignation.
And the Lord said: PAY YOUR TAXES....
IMMIGRATION DEBATES UP IN THE US SENATE, NEW SANCTUARY MOVEMENT LAUNCHED IN THE U.S. (tags)
The US Senate, after a long delay will finally begin debates this coming Wednesday, May 16, on the much-awaited comprehensive immigration reform bill that will decide the fate of more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The issue: Amnesty or a guest worker program? Senator Arlan Specter wanted the Senate Bill 2611 to be revived while the White House proposes a very expensive “ temporary guest worker program” The democratic party promised a comprehensive immigration reform that will be favorable to the large immigrant community where it derived its support during the last elections. On the other hand, the traditionally anti-immigrant republican party is trying to win over the conservative sector of the immigrant population by giving a limited reform. President Bush, whose wife is a Mexican, promised an immigration reform bill by the end of this year. Senators Ted Kennedy and John McCain are also bent to revive their own immigration bill that died last year during the Senate debates that gave way to SB 2611 that the Republican controlled lower house killed in 2006. The senate killed the oppressive HR 4437 but gave way to some of its anti-immigrant features in the SB 2611 that did not pass the republican controlled lower house. CDIR Immigrant Rights Update
End LAPD Brutality: Remove LA Prosecutor Steve Cooley & Fire Bratton (tags)
With substantial support from George W. Bush and the local forces of the extreme right, the LAPD and its financed-DA (Steve Cooley - Republican) have succeeded in transforming Los Angeles County to a well-engineered police state.
Adios Lou Dobbs (tags)
Immigration Activists Nazis? Time for CNN to say: Adios Lou Dobbs
A Three Stooges Account of the failed transit fare strike effort in San Francisco in 2005 (tags)
A truth in ideological packaging rule needs to be applied here...
JFAV JOINS US-WIDE MAY DAY MARCH/RALLIES IN LA (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of 5 veterans, 32 youth, student and 25 community organizations in Southern California, militantly supports the nationwide mass action on the International Worker Day, may 1, 2007 all over the United States/ On May 1, 2007 we will again march in Historic Filipinotown and join the march rally in MaArthur Park. We call for family reunification, justice for veterans and full rights for all immigrants, now! We strongly condemn the racist attacks and raids against immigrants all over the nation. More than 4,000 Filipinos has been deported because of such massive raids.
FILIPINO YOUTH IN THE US TO HOLD NATIONALLY-COORDINATED MUSIC AND POETRY FESTIVALS (tags)
New York & California – In the final two-week push before the May elections in the Philippines, Filipino youth, musicians, spoken word artists, organizers and allies are coming together in New York and Los Angeles to show support for the KABATAAN Partylist, the largest youth party representing the youth sector in the upcoming Philippine elections, and to call for clean and fair elections. Youth of KABATAAN-Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (Linking the Children of the Motherland), based in New York and New Jersey, and KABATAAN-Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB, Pro-People Youth), based in California, will speak out for the rights of Filipino youth, both in the Philippines and here, in the US.
JFAV JOINS US-WIDE MAY DAY MARCH/RALLIES, STANDS FOR FAMILY REUNIFICATION AND FULL RIGHTS (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of 26 veterans, youth, student and community organizations in Southern California, militantly supports the nationwide mass action on the International Worker Day, may 1, 2007 all over the United States/ On May 1, 2007 we will again march in Historic Filipinotown and join the march rally in MaArthur Park. We call for family reunification, justice for veterans and full rights for all immigrants, now! We strongly condemn the racist attacks and raids against immigrants all over the nation. More than 4,000 Filipinos has been deported because of such massive raids.
USA Government Torturing Veterans And Government Informants (tags)
Veterans have been tortured at the LA VA Westwood, and government informants tortured, injected, jailed, and raped. We are in a war. Do not trust USA government dentists or medical practitioners. Below is a post from Today's Mobile Audit Club
Former USA Bank Examiner Attacked in Canada, Canada and USA Heed This Message (tags)
I, Kurt Brown, AKA Saint Ram Bone, former federal bank examiner turned informant on government corruption has been attacked once again. The details are below.
JFAV Commemorates Bataan Day, April 9, 2007 in Los Angeles (tags)
In a rare show of unity and justice for the Filipino community, The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), the regional alliance in the West Coast of Filipino veterans, student, youth and community advocates together with the Filipino Veterans Foundation commemorated the 65th Bataan Day yesterday, April 9, 2007 with simple commemorative rites at the memorial monument at the Lake Street Park Memorial Monument at 227 Park View St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 Philippine Ambassador to the United States, Willy Gaa; Consul Helen Barber of Los Angeles: Alberto Alpasan ,Babes Navarra and Jay Vargas of the Veterans Administration(VA); Council Member Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles graced the April 9 event. Filipino Veterans Foundation by Dra. Jenny Batongmalaque led the commemorative rites. More than 150 Filipino World War II veterans, their widows and families, relatives and veterans advocates attended the four-hour event.
Announcing: FARE STRIKE! San Francisco 2005: First-Hand Accounts (tags)
Finally, a collection of first-hand accounts of the Fare Strike, in which thousands of San Franciscans openly and spontaneously united along class lines and rode mass transit for free. The alienated space of public transportation was briefly transformed into an arena of solidarity and radical possibilities.
U.S. Ambassador Sam Fox:From Swift Boat War Fraud to Brussels,Belgium SWIFT Finance Fraud (tags)
Sam Fox would be an economic,political and social parasite by any other name but to place him as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium after the W Bush Regime's SWIFT financial spying scandal by ex Treasury Secretary John Snow and the U.S. CIA in Belgium is a lot like putting a fox in charge of the chicken coop.
Mumia's Oral Arguments set for May 17 (tags)
On May 17, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case of internationally renowned black death-row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal. The court will consider four different issues that it has already certified for appeal. It will then decide to either grant a new trial, affirm the life sentence, or re-instate the death sentence.
JFAV Bataan Day Commemoration, April 9, 2007 in Los Angeles (tags)
Remember Bataan!” This was the battle cry of American soldiers during the Second World War. The battle cry was a call to avenge the American defeat and the Death March that the Japanese Imperial Army perpetrated against American and Filipino Forces that surrendered in Bataan on April 9, 1942. Today, after 65 years, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), the regional alliance in the West Coast of Filipino veterans, student, youth and community advocates announced that they will commemorate the 65th Bataan Day on April 9, 2007 at 9:00 A.M with simple commemorative rites that will highlighted by the blessing of the memorial monument and wreath laying at the Lake Street Park Memorial Monument at 227 Park View St. Los Angeles, CA 90026.
The Proposed L.A. to Palmdale High-Speed Train (tags)
“In Tokyo they had the bullet train back in 1964--this is 2007. We’re way behind, and we have to catch up.“ – L.A. City Councilmember Tom LaBonge
San Francisco becomes the first city in nation to ban plastic bags (tags)
San Francisco becomes the first city in nation to ban plastic bags; Green Party supervisor leads fights to save planet, marine life. Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi –one of 50 elected Green Party members in the state – pushed through an ordinance that makes San Francisco the first city in the nation to ban the use of all but the most environmentally-sound shopping bags.
March 17 Protests: Massive Turnout in LA, Across the Country (tags)
Tens of Thousands March on the Pentagon 50,000 in Los Angeles, 40,000 in San Francisco
Man Continues Legal Battle Against American Airlines After Dog Dies at Airport (tags)
For many pet owners who value their companion animals as priceless, the risks of transporting their animals by air may be too high of a price to pay. Terrence Ing of San Francisco never dreamed he would still be paying the price for the death of Willie, his beloved English bulldog. But, two years later, Mr. Ing’s on-going battle against American Airlines is just beginning. The landmark case is expected to go to trial on March 19, 2007.
Join the Cuban Five contingents the 17th... (tags)
Join Cuban 5 contingents in the March 17 & 18 anti-war marches...
Bono's RED campaign a massive flop (tags)
The American public rejected 'AID$' mania in a massive rebuttal of a last ditch attempt to keep the flagging 'AIDs' myth alive. At last the public has noticed Magic is alive and well and noting about the 'AIDS epidemic' has proved to be true.
Latin American School of Medicine Scholarship Conference (tags)
More than 100 US students are studying to become doctors in Cuba at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba . They pursue the dream of a lifetime, thanks to Cuba's generous offer of 500 full scholarships
The Lord's Press Release (tags)
The February 24th edition features secret words hidden until the time of the end. Heed my words and I will tell you great and hidden things you do not know. Bush Daddy says that the English made the Potato Famine happen. Lets catch the culprit soon. Then Bush Daddy said that the English Jews did it. So I reminded him that his Walker forefather was an English Jew. I've given them 72 hours to solve this. Do you think they are balking? I think their time is up 2/15/07. As for Ireland, I want to know what kind of people live there today. Was the Potato Famine a plot to uproot and supplant a population?
Federal Officials Silencing Organized Movemet In Alabama, Endentured Servitude and Slavery (tags)
The USA federal government is on its war path. Let us snatch the hood from the technological monster and expose it, and let the people slit its throat or throats. I have a video demanding an end to endentured Servitude
www.NomadsLand.com – a new Internet platform for social issue filmmakers, political satir (tags)
NomadsLand.com – an internet video platform for social issue filmmakers and political satirists – has launched its Alpha website in its mission to offer alternative distribution for cinema with a social message.
Emergency demo for Black Panther 8 + film benefit (tags)
LA supporter of the Black Panther 8 are demonstrating to free them Wed 2-14, 5 PM at downtown fed bldg and holding a film benefit Sat 2-17 4-7 pm
Kevin Keating's new novel, "Hit the Walls." (tags)
A heads-up on a significant new work of US fiction...
Victory for the L.A. 8: Judge Throws Out Charges in 20 Year Old Palestinian Deportation Ca (tags)
LOS ANGELES - In a decision received today, Los Angeles Immigration Judge Bruce J. Einhorn ordered an end to deportation proceedings against Khader Hamide and Michel Shehadeh, members of the "Los Angeles Eight" (LA8). The two have faced deportation for their alleged political associations with a faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization for more than twenty years.
LA Mobilizes Defense of Former Black Panthers (tags)
Jericho Amnesty Coalition LA and many other organizations are mobilizing to support the 8 former members of the Black Panther Party arrested last week on charges related to the killing of a police officer in SF in 1971. The charges had previously been dismissed against some of the men because the evidence against them was extracted by torture. Jericho will show "Legacy of Torture" a film about these brothers on February 17, 4-7 pm, at the Southern California Library, 6120 S. Vermont, in LA.
Tieing IT Together, Murders at FDIC, Attacked Bank Examiners, A Broken Treasury, Holocaust (tags)
As a former Bank Examiner, and survivor of attempts on my life, partially blinded by poisons, forced injections by federal and state governments, I try to piece together the puzzle. The conclusion, from beginning to end, I bleed or breathe like our kind
1,000s Expected at Antiwar Protests this Weekend (tags)
SAT 1/27: Thousands expected at Antiwar Protests this Weekend
Veteran And Bank Examiner Beat In Jail Needs Teeth Funds, Free Song In Exchange (tags)
Because I worked for the federal banking regulatory agency as a bank examiner at the FDIC, I was injected and jailed after informing on corruption. I am seeking funds for a tooth broken in LA jail. Free song
Livermore Pro-Nukers Move to Kill More in San Francisco Area (tags)
Livermore Lab has continuously contaminated the region for decades. San Francisco residents are reporting the presence of cancer causing uranium in hair samples.
Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) Year-End Report, 2006 (tags)
The year 2006 was a fruitful and a meaningful year for Filipino World War II Veterans and their advocates. The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) started the year with a collective action and ended it with a Christmas celebration. JFAV was formed in December 16, 1998 in Los Angeles. It took over from the December 7 Movement (D7M) that started the veterans movement gfor recogntion, justice and equity campaign with the first mass action infront of the Westwood Federal building on Decmber 7, 1993. Now JFAV is composed of 32 youth and student organizations, 25 community organizations and 5 veterans organizations based in Southern California and a network all over the United States. We in JFAV take this opportunity not only to report our activities and greet our activist and advocates a new year, but to thank everybody for a year well done and accomplished!
The Word Recoils (tags)
"In the shuffling madness of the locomotive breath runs the all-time loser headlong to his death."
The AJLPP-USA Year End Report, 2006 (tags)
The SolCom was able to gather more than 5,000 petitions, sent more than 2,000 signed postcards to the Europe, sold more than 500 books, issued thousands of postcards, hundreds of posters and buttons in its three years of action until AJLPP came into existence. It is worthwhile to look back and retrace the steps the AJLPP has taken during the last year 2006 so it can look forward in this current year 2007. It is but fitting to move forward with greater zeal and determination to serve the Filipino people and the Filipino American community in the United States.
FOIA,Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and SEC Chris Cox's Enron legal conflict (tags)
So SEC Chairman Christopher 'WMDS' Cox who lies about 'securities' the way he lied about WMDs in Iraq that sent thousands upon thousands of people to their deaths while allowing money to be laundered around the world post 911,including in known terrorist suspect money laundering havens such as Kuala Lumpur and Dubai through the help of U.S. 'market makers' such as Charles Schwab,Refco, vFinance,etc.,etc.,is being asked through use of the Freedom of Information Act or FOIA about conflict of interest in sweeping his law firm's former clients corrupt involvement with Enron under the rug.Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales also deserves much of the discredit for what is going on inside and outside the SEC as well.
New Radio-essays by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)
Here are several new radio essays by black death-row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, including this first one about the new US Congress. Abu-Jamal's case it at a critical juncture with oral arguments expected any month. After these, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether or not to grant Mumia a new trial.
Corporations taking over New Jersey's toll-roads (tags)
Corporations taking over New Jersey's toll-roads
Immense ice shelf breaks off in Canadian Arctic (tags)
Immense ice shelf breaks off in Canadian Arctic
five years of infamy: close Guantanamo (tags)
five years of infamy: close Guantanamo
More Americans hungry, homeless in 2006 (tags)
More Americans hungry, homeless in 2006
Mythic Figures Spooking Dubya (tags)
President George W. Bush, the quintessential warmonger, is on the defensive! If you look close enough, you can see the fear in his eyes. Since 2005, Cindy Sheehan, an “Earth Mother,” has been challenging him to a face-to-face meeting. The cowardly Bush has declined. Meanwhile, other splendid activists, like the “Hero/Patriot” from the mythic past, are demanding the impeachment by the U.S. Congress of both Bush and V. P. Dick Cheney.
Mourning for Pinochet-US establishment shows its affinity for fascism (tags)
Mourning for Pinochet-US establishment shows its affinity for fascism
More trouble in Pelosi's privatized Presidio National Park (tags)
If you want to stop needless, inappropriate luxury development in San Francisco's Presidio National Park, now's the time to send your comments, and here's where to send them.
Surveillance Camera Players: 10-Year report (tags)
The Surveillance Camera Players report back on 10 years of work and fun.
Stop Union Busting on the Waterfront! (tags)
In a show of solidarity ILWU Local 10 voted for a port-wide shutdown in support of the IBU & MMP workers. This is call for all union members and their allies to join us on the picket line Pier 31/33, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, December 9, 2006 at 10 AM.
Climate Crisis Coalition Reports: Climate Change is Largest Looming Health Threat. (tags)
This is just one of many reports from around the world on Global Warming and Climate Change. Climate Crisis Coalition Website, daily reports, 12/5/06: http://www.climatecrisiscoalition.org/blog/
9-11: FEMA's hired gun: "Towers columns 'sunk''' (tags)
FEMA consultant Ronald Hamburger claimed that secondary fires eventually caused the core support colums to 'sink'. He did not explain to where these concrete and steel columns, that stretched from the ground to the 110 story top of the towers, 'sank'.
Pahayag ng AJLPP-USA Para Nobyembre 30, 2006 (tags)
Buong pagmamalaking ipinagdiriwang natin lalo ng Alyansa para Tunay at Pangmatagalang Kapayapaan sa Pilipinas (AJLPP)-USA ,ang ika 143 taong kaarawan ng dakilang Supremo Andres Bonifacio, ang tagapagtatatag ng Katipunan na tumapos sa mahigit sa 300 daang taong paghahari ng Kolonyalismong Espanya sa Pilipinas, Nobyembre 30, 1863. Eksaktong sa ika 101 taong ng kanyang kaarawan, itinatag naman ang organisasyong Kabataang Makabayan (KM) noong Nobyembre 30, 1964. Kasunod nito, nagtatag din ng iba’t-ibang organisasyong kabataan ang mga estudyante at kabataan at mga nasa komunidad tulad ng Samahang Demokratikong Kabataan (SDK), Katipunan ng Kabataang Demokratiko (KKD), Samahang Molabe (SM), Kamanyang at iba pa sa iba’t ibang panig ng Pilipinas. Mula noon, nag-iba na ang takbo ng kasaysayan. Mula sa mga maliit na aksyong masa, unti-unti ito ay lumaki at nagiging matutunog na pagkilos. Noong Oktubre 24, 1966 hanggang sa pagsiklab ang welga ng mga guro noong unang hati ng 1969 hanggang sa malakihang mga welgang estudyante na yumanig sa buong Pilipinas. Hanggang sa pumutok ang Sigwa ng Unang Kwarto noong Enero 1970.
violent video game effects linger in brain (tags)
violent video game effects linger in brain
Scientists fret over missing grey whales (tags)
Scientists fret over missing grey whales
Stun Gun Fun is a job perk for UCLA campus cops!!! (tags)
UCLA officers allowed to use Tasers for "pain compliance"
Phoenix is the most expensive place in the nation to rent a car because of taxes (tags)
Taxes in Phoenix and Arizona make Arizona one of the most expensive places in the nation to rent a car. The government theives at Sky Harbor Airport will shake you down for $7.80 to $30 a day for a car rental
Fewer polar bear cubs survive in Alaska (tags)
Fewer polar bear cubs survive in Alaska
Rep. Lantos to chair International Affairs Committee? TELL PELOSI "NO!" (tags)
If you want the new, Democrat-led Congress to stand up for peace, NOW is the time to call or fax Rep. Nancy Pelosi and your Representatives and urge them to support a peacemaker--not a war-enabler--as Chairman of the House International Affairs Committee.
Upcoming Events and Worldwide Direct Action in Support of Oaxaca on November 20th (tags)
"On November 20, blockades will be set up to show the Mexican government we mean business. We are calling upon YOU to join in these blockades. That could mean blockading the consulates’ websites, jamming their phone lines with calls about the conflict in Oaxaca, occupying the offices of the consuls, or shutting down the roads around the consulates in whatever way you see fit." - EZLN
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Donate in Solidarity with Oaxaca
Oaxaca is calling for US to get Organized
Global Solidarity with Oaxaca
True Comedy by Holocaust Victim of LA 2001 and Alabama 2001, Mill Valley Stage, Music, (tags)
In alerting the public to murder and corruption in the federal banking regulatory industry, I started chasing criminals in other sectors, one was an Alabama sheriff now terminated. Read my latest online comedy below. Music & video, see Mobile Audit Club
11/7/06 Election & the 2 peace parties, P&F & Green (tags)
The California governor’s general election of 2006 was a low voter turnout election due to the deliberate lack of campaign by the pro-death penalty millionaire Democrat Phil Angelides against the pro-death penalty millionaire Republican incumbent Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In spite of this mockery of democracy, the 2 anti-death penalty peace parties, Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party did as well as could be expected and both certainly remain on the ballot.
Insurance companies looking to outsource health care (tags)
Insurance companies looking to outsource health care to the developing world.
US to screen all who enter, leave country (tags)
Measure H is Not a Magic Bullet (tags)
If I could wave my magic wand, Proposition H—the billion-dollar “affordable” housing bond measure--would disappear from the November 7th stage, and the Prop H supporters would be revealed as illusionists.
Forced Injections By USA Government, Call for Assassinations and How (tags)
Below is a post calling for the stoppage of the practice of forced injections on compliant Americans, and the execution of those who violate the order by the American People.
THE GREAT GOLD HEIST (tags)
Oaxaca Solidarity Demonstrations in the US on Thursday, November 2nd (tags)
"The only thing worth globalizing is dissent." - Arundhati Roy
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Mexican Consulates in the U.S. & Canada
Call to Action Across the US Against Mexican Consulates
when CELEBRATIONS go BAD (tags)
Oaxaca Solidarity Demonstrations in the US on Wednesday, November 1st (tags)
"The EZLN makes a call to the Other Campaign in México and to the north of the Río Grande so that this 1st of November of 2006 there are mobilizations wherever possible, and that streets, highways, tollbooths, bus stations, airports and all types of means of communications are closed entirely, partially or intermittently, be these closures real or symbolic."
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EZLN Call for November 1st Actions and Solidarity with Oaxaca
Mexican Consulates in the U.S. & Canada
Call to Action Across the US Against Mexican Consulates
Horrors Of America Caught on Tape, Song of Angels to Never Rape (tags)
I have attached to this post, an audio music track, that has a young Arabic woman singing in the background. I have detailed the words of my opponents barking at me in the foreground, in the lyrics below.
Water for millions at risk (tags)
Water for millions at risk as glaciers melt faster than expected
Navy officer tapped to head LA schools (tags)
Navy officer with no experience tapped to head LA schools
Kenneth Lay's conviction erased from record (tags)
Kenneth Lay's conviction erased from record
Artists For Human Rights World tour Exhibit (tags)
Artists For Human Rights. Firs displayed in New York as part of the Global Summit on Human Rights held at United Nations Headquarters. The works of Over 30 artists, presenting their passionate and personal views on human rights.
Pacifica Radio--the old regime's legacy at KPFA (tags)
The slow motion takeover of KPFA began in 1992 and reached its climax in 1999. During those years, the highjackers recruited assistants, trained proteges and created a culture which permeates the station to this day. It's the background of today's ongoing struggle at KPFA's Local Station Board (LSB).
Stand Firm against the Persecution and Senseless Killing of Church People and Other Social (tags)
Justice for Bishop Alberto Ramento! Justice for all 756 victims of political killings including church workers, peasants, union officials and organizers, journalists, women, student activists, lawyers, doctors and peace advocates who, in their pursuit of justice for the poor and oppressed, have been felled down by the military death squads of the government of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Chicago plans to add 100 stealth cameras (tags)
Chicago plans to add 100 stealth cameras
Los Angeles Mobilizes in Support of People in Oaxaca (tags)
Tension remains high in Oaxaca City as military flights continue, creating a general anxiety among residents over a possible massive crackdown against a popular movement demanding the resignation of the state’s governor. Mexico’s Attorney General’s office said it is looking into the cases of small explosions that shattered windows and glass doors at 3 different banks in Oaxaca City yesterday. A previously unknown guerrilla group claimed responsibility for the blasts, although many suspect the attacks were staged to create a pretext for an intervention by federal forces. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, a group of people is protesting in front of the Mexican Consulate, in an attempt to raise awareness about the volatile situation. (4:44 minutes and includes lede)
Shaking Uncontrollably: Does Guzzling Gas Make You Piss Fire? (tags)
Bad ideas are like starfish: You can cut them up, but unless you squash them into jelly and incinerate the remains, they will multiply. I’m not really saying that we should go around murdering idiots . . . but this week’s “news” certainly made me want to beat a few people mercilessly.
Sanctuary City, National City (tags)
Hundreds of residents of the small community of National City outside San Diego proudly celebrated their new sanctury city, a refuge for the foreign-born, free from profiling and discrimination.
El grito de Libertad ya a los Cinco estremeció las calles de Washington (tags)
"Hemos participado en un acontecimiento histórico", expresaron los asistentes a la marcha que durante más de tres kilómetros recorrió las más céntricas calles de Washington este sábado, en apoyo a la causa de los Cinco antiterroristas cubanos, prisioneros desde hace ocho años en cárceles del imperio.
Earth may be at warmest point in million years (tags)
Earth may be at warmest point in million years
Call for October 22nd, 2006 in LA (tags)
Call for October 22, 2006: Eleventh Annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation
Life Can Be So Car Free (tags)
This year Los Angelinos will have the opportunity to celebrate World Car-Free Day by coming to our fabooolous event. Bands, film, bike rides, walk-about, and bring a picnic and see an awesome sunset over the LA skyline
Alliance Philippines (AJLPP-USA) September 22 (tags)
The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace In the Philippines (AJLPP)-USA Community Forum: PHILIPPINE UPDATE AND THE EVILS OF MARTIAL LAW last Friday, September 22 at 7;00 PM on September 22, 2006 in Los Angeles was a success. Scores of participants in the forum mostly survivors, victims and those who witnessed and experienced martial law in the Philippines and who now are living in the U.S shared their experiences and the lessons they learned during martial law.
Corporate America's uncashed check: slave labor (tags)
Corporate America's uncashed check: disgorging the ill-gotten gains of slave labor:
Global Day of Action Demands End to Killings in the Philippines (tags)
Global Day of Action Demands End to Killings in the Philippines
ANGELIDES REACHES OUT TO INDEPENDENT VOTERS (tags)
San Francisco, CA … September 21, 2006 … Gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides opened a new channel of outreach to independent voters this week via the IndependentVoice.org campaign. Angelides offered detailed answers to an 8-part questionnaire on political reform developed by IndependentVoice.org, a California organization which promotes the power of the state’s 3.6 million independent voters. Statewide polls show that independents, who currently make up 23% of registered voters, will likely be the determining factor in who wins the race for Governor this year.
RISE UP AGAINST THE EMPIRE (tags)
ADDRESS TO THE UNITED NATIONS
FIGHT RESURGENT FASCISM, FIGHT ARROYO'S UNDECLARED MARTIAL LAW (tags)
We activist of the First Quarter Storm Network (FQSN)- USA commemorate the thirty-fourth year declaration of martial law in the Philippines that plunged the country into 14 years of dictatorship. Today, on the 34th year commemoration of martial law, we have to struggle against another tyrant who wanted to impose the same dictatorship under another label. We have to fight on! We still have to fight a war to win –the war against forgetting and revisionism. We have to wage a protracted war to remember, relive and reaffirm with our collective memories, our struggle for national democracy and the social liberation of our people.
AJLPP-USA Mobilize for the Martial Law Commemoration and International Global Days of Acti (tags)
The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP)-USA in solidarity with the people of the Philippines in their militant protest against political killings, call to resume peace negotiations and in commemoration of the 34th year of the declaration of martial rule in the Philippines launches different types of activities from September 21-23 in four major cities in the United States.
rack space scandle spreading (tags)
where they ever realy missing?
AJLPP-USA MOBILIZES FOR MARTIAL LAW COMMEMORATION (tags)
The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP)-USA in solidarity with the people of the Philippines in their militant protest against political killings, call to resume peace negotiations and in commemoration of the 34th year of the declaration of martial rule in the Philippines launches different types of activities from September 21-23 in four major cities in the United States. The following cities will ho
Alabama - Louisiana solar links (tags)
Links to groups, in ALABAMA to LOUISIANA, supporting LOCAL Renewable Energy, Honest elections, safe schools, healthy children, disease prevention, clean water, clean air, cancer prevention and LOCAL Organic Family farmers. Please help set up and support in your LOCAL community, groups that support the above. Thank YOU.
Ecoanarchists help reclaim southcentral farm (tags)
The destructive bulldozer raid by real estate developer Ralph HorowitzCo. & LA Sheriffs' on LA's southcentral community farm only resulted in strengthening the resistance and improved networking between sc campesino farmers, ecoanarchists and permaculture communities..
Report/review of 9/11 Press for Truth (tags)
by Carol Brouillet
Women's Art Exhibit and Writer Series (tags)
"Le Deuxieme Sexe?" Women's Art Exhibit and Writer Series at Carlotta's Passion Fine Art in Eagle Rock Chicano Studies, Women Studies, and Mexican Art History. Reina Prado's link to Calaca Press: http://www.calacapress.com/reinaaprado.html Judith Terzi Shiny Things Make Things Come Back (2002) was Ms. Terzi's first chapbook, a collection inspired, in part, by her mother's five-year long, see-saw adventure with severe vascular dementia. In her second collection, Lightning Bugs Don't Travel Westward (2004), while a few pieces relate to this illness, most are reflections on nature, transitions, institutions, or on the general political and social dementia of our times. Ms. Terzi's work has appeared in various print and online publications, including The Teacher's Voice (2005), the anthology, An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind: Poets on 9/11, Moondance (Moondance.org) . Ms. Terzi says, "While most of my poetry is in English, I do enjoy writing in French and Spanish as well. My CD, Wings of the Andes, is a blend of old and new poems. I hold an M.A. in French Literature and am a career teacher, having taught many different subject matters at every level of instruction. The highlights of my career have been teaching English and French at an American School in Algiers, Algeria; writing at California State University, Los Angeles; and French language and literature at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California." Reviewer Comment "Judy has been quick in sensing the rhythm or beat of a poem. She can tell when a line has lost the rhythm. She has been showing a keen interest in correct usage of English language...When she recites poetry, her posture could be improved, however; she drops her head forward, and a bit to one side. She seems to enjoy creative work. - G. Metzner, Ms. Terzi's third grade teacher Kathleen Tyler Kathleen Tyler's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Runes, Solo, Margie, Coe Review, Visions International, Diner, and Poetry Motel. She currently teaches English at a public school in Los Angeles. Some poets who she especially likes are Marsha de la O, Larissa Szporluk, Yusef Komunyakaa, H.D., and Garcia Lorca. Kathleen's first book of poetry, The Secret Box, is forthcoming in September. Reviewer Comments The Secret Box is full of gorgeous and dangerous poems; poems with the flickering intensity of film noir; poems in which violence or tenderness -- or both -- might erupt at any moment, and do. I admire Kathleen Tyler's craft and her courage. These poems are gutsy and lyrical, risky and magical; they speak of, and to, a dark and beautiful world. - Cecilia Woloch Negotiating terrain that is both provocative and revealing, these poems leave the senses singed with formidable hope and startling clarity. - Jawanza Dumisani
US IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUPS STEPS UP MASS ACTIONS (tags)
Diffferent Immigrant rights groups and coalitions stepped up their mass actions nationwide in more than 6 major cities to force the US Congress to enact laws that will give amnesty and full rights to more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. More mass actions is slated from September 7 to September 9 in protest of the much delayed congressional action on the immigration reform law that will legalize at least 3 to 5 million undocumented immigrants and at least 7 million workers as “guest workers” in the SB 2611 or the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill that all immigrant rights groups and advocate rejects as “modified HR 4437”.
IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUP STEPS UP RALLIES FOR AMNESTY AND LEGALIZATION (tags)
Different Immigrant rights groups and coalitions stepped up their mass actions to force the US Congress to enact laws that will give amnesty and full rights to more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. From September 2, 2005 different mass actions were held all over California and other parts of the United States like Seattle, Phoenix, Arizona, Chicago and other states during the long Labor Day weekend. Labor groups, anti wart and other progressive groups together with the immigrant rights advocates banded together to push the people’s agenda.
SUV hit & run driver prompts pharma treatment (tags)
The recent tragedy when a "mentally-ill" SUV hit-&run driver plowed into pedestrians in SF is being used by pharma corporations (& neo-liberals) to advertise their "mental hygiene" products..
"We are United with the Other America" (tags)
The US demands the right to a preventive war. The right to defense is perverted into the right to self-defense through preventive action (In 1941 Hitler appealed to the right to preventive war against the Soviet Union). The international order is buried.
An Uncertain Future For Berkeley's Section 8 Tenants (tags)
City Officials Take The Heat For Housing Authority Failures
GMO Disease Epidemics: AIDS (tags)
Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 15th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with a plague that has already killed 25 million people -- AIDS.
A MOM'S FYI: The Bush Wars, Saddam vs Usama (tags)
Looking for evidence of GWB linking Saddam Hussein, Iraq, and 9/11? Read on.... -------------------------------
California Legislature passes involuntary outpatient commitment bill (tags)
With bipartisan super-majority votes that stunned and dismayed mental health clients and advocates, the California Senate and Assembly passed involuntary outpatient commitment (IOC) bill AB 2357, sending the bill to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign or veto. The bill would extend Laura's Law, California's existing outpatient commitment law, by five years.
San Francisco Bay View Newspaper Under Attack - By Leuren Moret (tags)
San Francisco Bay View newspaper - the Best Black Newspaper in the US! [They print the truth when no one else will.]
Permanent Goodbye to US (tags)
"Sometimes you get your best light from a burning bridge" - Don Henley, "My Thanksgiving" CARACAS - It was about a week before I left the United States forever that I watched Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. tell Charlie Rose something all of us already know in our hearts. "Today," he said, "the United States is hated around the world far worse than it was at the height of the Vietnam War." I remember the Vietnam War. I will never forget it.
Auditor Needs Help Stopping Indentured Servitude in Alabama (tags)
Alabama auditor needs your help in stopping indentured Servitude. Here is a letter sent to the state auditors. Follow link to Mobile Audit Club for videos.
Nihilist candidate in LA (tags)
conceptual artist and nihilist party governor candidate campaigns in LA at UnUrban Coffee House on saturday, august 26 at 3pm.
What Next for the American Antiwar Movement? (tags)
Therefore the anti-war movement must prepare for a new round of mobilizations this fall and be prepared to respond to new emergencies. Three-and-a-half years after the invasion of Iraq, the anti-war movement must put itself on a new footing. We must build a movement that stands for self-determination, rejects vilification of Islam and openly embraces Arabs and Muslim forces, fights to cut ties with Israel and severs its allegiance to the Democratic Party. This will not happen overnight, but the people of Lebanon and Gaza have paid too high a price in their own blood for us to not take these lessons to heart here in the belly of the beast.
NATIONAL EMERGENCY MARCH SATURDAY AUGUST 12TH (tags)
Be counted amongst the tens of thousands who will be in Lafayette Park, across from the White House on Saturday, August 12 at 12 Noon. In addition to the Washington DC-based event, MAS Freedom Foundation local chapters across the nation are also organizing simultaneous protests in Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
the terrorist alert level is raised to pink! or is that azul, sienna, pale violet (tags)
the terrorist alert level is raised to pink! or is that azul, sienna, pale violet red or maybe sandstone orange???? and remember the government has banned toothpaste, makeup, suntan lotion, and all other liquids and gels from carry on luggage for your protection!!!
All Out for Aug. 12 Mass March in LA to Stop the U.S.-Israeli War (tags)
Come out to defend the people of Lebanon and Palestine for a mass march and rally in LA. The march is coordinated with national and international actions on Aug. 12.
Bombing Milk Factories, Grain Silos, Churches, Bridges,Bridges, s, Power Stations... (tags)
I wish, one day, that Israeli Jews could crest that ridge, and have their breaths taken away as the magic of Beirut unfolds below them. But they will never see the full beauties of the region they inhabit by dominating others militarily, and denying equal rights to Palestinian Christians and Muslims.
World Can't Wait West Coast Mini Bus Tour Goes to Bakersfield (tags)
“WCW Activists Disrupt "In God We Trust" Celebration in Bakersfield, CA
Trust the Government!!! After all Government knows best! (tags)
Jews, Japanese, Negros, Mexicans, Gun Owners, Homosexuals, and even Whites - trust your government you will be treated fairly.
Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Sudan: coldly premeditated neocon wars (tags)
Before emotions and disinformation gain the upper hand, consider what General Wesley Clark wrote in 2003--that by late 2001, the Neocon-led Pentagon was planning a five-year campaign of wars against seven countries: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan. (And don't expect to hear about this from Lieberman, McCain, Pelosi, Feinstein, Howard Dean, or the Clintons.)
U.S. Aid to the Terror State of Israel (tags)
It would be interesting to know how many of those American taxpayers believe they and their families have received as much from the U.S. Treasury as has everyone who has chosen to become a citizen of Israel. But it's a question that will never occur to the American public because, so long as America's mainstream media, Congress and president maintain their pact of silence, few Americans will ever know the true cost of Israel to U.S. taxpayers.
What links Lieberman, McCain, Gingrich, Perle, Kristol, and Hoffa? (tags)
Senators Joe Lieberman and John McCain aren't merely "hawksih"; as "Honorary Co-Chairmen" of a pre-Iraq-war spin machine called The Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, they were leading cheerleaders for a war that now threatens to mushroom out of all control--unless we remove the Liebermans, McCains, and their fellow war cheerleaders from our U.S. Congress.
Tom Hayden regrets past support for Israeli policy (tags)
In 1982, Tom Hayden shocked peace activists by his unqualified support of Israel's aggression in Lebanon. Hayden now writes of the political pressures he was under, and warns that politicians should *not* be afraid to speak up now, as he was then. It is yet another reason why progressives throughout California will continue to oppose the agenda of AIPAC, and protest its festivities this coming December.
Hinggil sa Pagkansela ng Visa ni USEC Bolante sa Amerika (tags)
Nagulantang ang lahat ng arestuhin ng mga tuhan ng Imigrasyon ng Amerika si Jocelyn Bolante pagbaba nito sa paliparan ng Los Angeles. Diumano nakansela ang Visa nito at kung sino ang nagkansela ay isang naging bugtong na hindi masagot-sagot.Hindi ito gulong ng palad, ito ang sirkulo ng kawalanghiyaan ng isang angkang pampulitika na naging papet ng Imperyalismong US. Mula sa ama hanggang sa anak, iisang puno, iisang bunga Hindi ito gulong ng palad, ito ang sirkulo ng kawalanghiyaan ng isang angkang pampulitika na naging papet ng Imperyalismong US. Mula sa ama hanggang sa anak, iisang puno, iisang bunga!
LA's First Queer Music Festival (tags)
The LA Gay and Lesbian Center is presenting LA's first-ever Queer Music Festival.
Representative Maxine Waters Speaks At South Central Farm (tags)
Representative Maxine Waters Speaks At South Central Farm International Solidarity Days Sunday July 9 Against The “Unconscionable Act” of Bulldozing the Farm; Links City Council Member Jan Perry and Developer Ralph Horowitz “In Business Together”
How the Mexican Election was Stolen (tags)
When Lopez Obrador addressed the press at 8:30, he condemned "the spectacle of the dance of numbers" and announced that the PRD and its political allies would impugn the election -- he had proof of anomalies in 40,000 polling places (a third of the total)
The Ancient Redwoods: Witnesses to a Fading Republic (tags)
The Ancient Redwoods are older by centuries than the American Republic itself. They are found only in the northwest coastal region of the nation. They have witnessed this country’s birth struggle, its awful Civil War, its rapacious expansion westward, and now, finally, its imperial hubris and rapid decline. By the time the Bush-Cheney Gang gets done ripping the country off (aided by complicit Democrats), the Republic will be a fading memory.
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.
solar energy links USA (tags)
review of support groups for solar energy, climate protection, clean air and food securtiy
Robert Stewart again gets screwed by the courts in his machine gun case (tags)
A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday reversed its earlier decision concerning homemade machine guns, basing its new opinion on a U.S. Supreme Court medical marijuana ruling
Senators' votes on earlier forced treatment bills spell trouble for AB 2357 opponents (tags)
As the final vote nears for involuntary outpatient commitment bill AB 2357 on the floor of the California Senate, state senators' votes on earlier forced treatment bills spell trouble for AB 2357 opponents. But some advocates remain hopeful that senators will be persuaded to vote "no" at the last minute, others will continue to vote "no", and the bill's course will be reversed.
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.
Emergency LA Protest to Defend Palestine (tags)
Join a protest on Thurs, June 29, 4-6 pm to defend the Palestinian people against a brutal Israeli assault on Gaza. Stop the attack! No U.S. aid to Israel!
Geopolitical Chess Anyone? (tags)
There is a game in Korea called ba-dook, which is known as weiqi to the Chinese. It is a game of chess once played by the Yellow Emperor himself. Japan, America, Russian and Chine are now playing it and their game board is the Korean peninsula.
Outpatient commitment extension bill AB 2357 to be heard in Senate Appropriations June 26 (tags)
Join the CNMHC and other advocates at the State Capitol on June 26th, as we speak out in opposition to involuntary outpatient commitment extension bill AB 2357.
Israel’s first Bedouin envoy (tags)
Ismail Khaldi used to be a shepherd; now he’s been appointed Israeli consul in San Francisco
The Ominous Shadow of 1988 this July Mexican Presidential Election elección presidencial (tags)
With 20 Days to Go before the Vote, the Spectre of Electoral Fraud - and Subsequent Repression - Haunts a Nation La sombra siniestra de 1988 libraciones sobre la elección presidencial mexicana de este julio
March 25th Western Regional Conference A Success! (tags)
The Western Regional Conference brought together members of the March 25th Coalition yesterday at the United Teachers of Los Angeles building.
A Who's Who of Who's Controlling Whom (tags)
Ever wonder who's in control. Here's a who's who of who is controlling whom for those of you who care to know who is who.
Why Americans should be packing their bags NOW (tags)
Why Americans should be packing their bags NOW
cHristohper $treet Worst (tags)
Why waste time & $$$ for CSW commercial elitists.
1,400 targeted killings in Baghdad last month (tags)
1,400 targeted killings in Baghdad last month
Denver ruling lets City regulate assault weapons, handguns (tags)
Denver ruling lets City regulate assault weapons, handguns
56 vanish from Baghdad (tags)
56 vanish from Baghdad
Fundamentalist Christianity Weds the Military (tags)
Fundamentalist Christianity weds the military and their offspring is ecclesiastically induced genocidal war from the command center of Fatherland Patriarchy 
ANSWER Coalition: The Logic of War Crimes in a Criminal War (tags)
ANSWER Coalition Statement (June 2): The Logic of War Crimes in a Criminal War
EU members want to ban Iranian president from World Cup (tags)
EU members want to ban Iranian president from World Cup
HIV/AIDS - 25 Years and Counting (tags)
Telling Our Stories: HIV/AIDS - 25 Years & Counting
A Brief Explanation of the CPE, the November riots, and French politics in general (tags)
The riots in French suburbs have always been detonated by police violence. The first of these riots happened in Lyon's suburbs, in Vaulx-en-Velin, a working class hub with Renault factories. Monstrous urbanisation, tens of thousands of workers who became jobless after corporate downsizing in the 1970s, inexistent public infrastructures, stigmatisation against people of foreign origin, schools that only proposed dead ends, heroin for the young and alcohol for their parents; voila the situation of this peripheral city forgotten by all until police violence led to the death of a young man. Police violence triggered this riot in 1990, and those that followed, all the way up to those of November 2005...
SEC,Chris Cox:W Bush Cedes Presidential Stock Fraud Ops To DNI John Negroponte.Why ? (tags)
Intelligence Czar Can Waive SEC Rules Now, the White House's top spymaster can cite national security to exempt businesses from reporting requirements President George W. Bush has bestowed on his intelligence czar, John Negroponte, broad authority, in the name of national security, to excuse publicly traded companies from their usual accounting and securities-disclosure obligations. Notice of the development came in a brief entry in the Federal Register, dated May 5, 2006, that was opaque to the untrained eye. - Dawn Kopecki , BusinessWeek
California Greens join celebrities, tree-sitters in 'solidarity' with South Central LA far (tags)
Green Party of California Press Release
Swiss injection rooms lead the way (tags)
Swiss injection rooms lead the way
San Francisco Labor Council on Immigrant Rights (tags)
Open World Conference of Workers >May 23, 2006
covert operations underway in Somalia (tags)
covert operations underway in Somalia
Song To Welcome Back Culinary Artist, and Plea For Right To Leave USA to Canada (tags)
Recently I was denied entry to Canada via the Vancouver entry point as a result of incorrect documents by the fed and state courts in LA. Now, a friend has returned from surgery and I welcome with a song. At least one good thing remains in the USA
Snuggly, the security bear (tags)
Snuggly, the security bear
THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE THE U.S./ZIONIST PROPAGANDA WAR, ITS LEADERS AND ITS VICTIMS (tags)
At the end of the day, the blood of the Iraqi people will demand to be heard and the voice of justice will be louder and reverberate with greater power than any so-called 'weapon of mass destruction' throughout the entire world. The only questions that remain are: Where does each and every one of us stand in this conflict and what do we intend to do about it?
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTIONS THE 19 AND 28 OF MAY FOR ATENCO (tags)
SUMMARY FROM THE INTERGALACTIC COMMISSION OF THE EZLN OF INTERNATIONAL ACTIONS HELD IN SOLIDARITY WITH ATENCO
Wage War Against Regime, Attack Institutions, Nerve Serve, Nerve Salute The Regime (tags)
I am encouraging concerted and coordinated attacks against the regime and their democracy. We are better off dead. They are forcing injections and medical procedures on the innocent. Los Angeles and San Francisco are ground zero
America's worsening healthcare travesty (tags)
America's worsening healthcare travesty
The Bush Temporarty Guest Workers Program and the Democrat Compromise (tags)
The Coalition in Defense of immigrant Rights (CDIR) express deep concern on the direction that the US Congress and President Bush is pushing the immigration issue that affects the more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.
DAY OF OUT(R)AGE AGAINST TELCOS—MAY 24TH (tags)
SUPPORT PUBLIC ACCESS TV—SUPPORT INTERNET ‘NET NEUTRALITY’—AND STOP THE PHONE COMPANIES’ “TECHNOLOGY REDLING” OF LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES! Wednesday May 24th—Protests planned at phone company offices in NYC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and other cities to expose efforts by the phone companies to push legislation that could end the Internet as we know it, increase the digital-divide through redlining—and destroy Public Access TV! For more information, or to organize action in your town, go to www.saveaccess.org —or email Info@saveaccess.org
The freefalling dollar and Bush's war on the Middle class (tags)
The freefalling dollar and Bush's war on the Middle class
Dollar takes a pounding (tags)
Dollar takes a pounding
CNN: Moussaoui defiant at sentencing (tags)
News Junkie Scott's Blog (5/09/06)
"There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt in your philosophy." ~ Shakespeare
THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT IS HOLDING GIANT YOUTH GATHERINGS CALLED BATTLECRY (tags)
This is an announcement and an essay which goes into detail about the Battlecry Youth gatherings. G.W. Bush is part of this maniacal cult that promotes wars against Muslim countries, with young "christian soldiers" doing the fighting, laws that take away women's rights to make decisions about their bodies, and other anti-sexual and homophobic ideas...
Atenco No Está Solo (tags)
Protestors rally near the City of Industry to fight a government-corporate land grab in the small Mexican town of San Salvador Atenco.
Use it or lose it: Auto capacity 50% (tags)
News Junkie Scott's Blog (5/07/06)
Shameless Commerce: US Policy Towards China and Taiwan (tags)
Bush’s passion for “exporting democracy” doesn’t apply where U.S. corporations think there’s money to be made in a repressive dictatorship.
Honest Federal Bank Examiner, Persecuted, Flees To Canadian Border, Denied Entry, (Am I no (tags)
Honest auditor persecuted and then denied entry into Canada, partially blinded, and shell shocked after years of torment and abuse. Beware of their VA Doctors at LA VA Westwood. I want the ones who injected me, brought to me in a court of law, or if not
Filipinos All Over the United States Joined the May 1 Great American Boycott and Immigrant (tags)
From Los Angeles and Seattle in the West to Chicago in the Midwest to Houston in the South and Miami, Florida in the Southeast up to New York, Manhattan in the Northeast, hundreds of Filipinos joined their fellow immigrants in the millions to demand full immigrant rights and amnesty. Thousands of them joined the boycott or just watched and wildly cheered from the sidelines flying the American flags as the Filipino contingents marched by.
Philippines: Agrarian violence claims more lives under Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Regime (tags)
Agrarian violence claimed two more lives this month. A leader of Task Force Mapalad (TFM), Rico Adeva, 39, was gunned down by three men as he and his wife Nenita were walking to their home in Barangay Dos Hermanas, Silay City, Negros Occidental on Black Saturday. He suffered seven bullet wounds – in the head, stomach, chest, and hand. Meanwhile, in Davao, the Secretary General of the National Coordination of Autonomous Local Rural People’s Organizations (UNORKA), Eric Cabanit, was assassinated by two masked men while he was in a public market in Panabo last April 24, 2006. His daughter, who was with him when the shooting happened, was also wounded and is still in critical condition.
BattleCry™ 50-state Right-Wing attack due on Friday May 12, 2006 (tags)
Right Wing Fundamentalists Declare War on Diversity across the nation. PLEASE FORWARD! This Spring, Ron Luce and his Teen Mania BattleCry™ will have appeared in San Francisco, Detroit and Philadelphia with a message of One God, One State and Intolerance for Diversity. For more up to date info on Ron Luce and his political agenda go here: http://www.acquiretheevidence.com/articles/national-response.html
Garotinho receives supports to the hunger strike against the persecutions and lies that tr (tags)
Garotinho receives supports to the hunger strike against the persecutions and lies that try to make impracticable its candidacy.
Washington offers no relief from soaring gas prices (tags)
News Junkie Scott's Blog (5/01/06)
MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY TO THE IMMIGRANT WORKERS ON THE DAY OF THE GREAT AMERICAN BOYCOTT 20 (tags)
We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, hereby express our solidarity with and support for the millions of immigrant workers on the day of the Great American Boycott 2006 when they and their supporters do not go to work, to school or to any shop but hold protest marches and rallies against institutions and symbols of anti-immigrant discrimination, exploitation and oppression in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle and 100 cities all over the US.
Proof emerges of an enormous betrayal (tags)
Proof emerges of an enormous betrayal
Armed siege of steel mill reveals escalating class war (tags)
Armed siege of steel mill reveals escalating class war
For May Day and Beyond: White People Step Up for Immigrant Rights (tags)
Open Letter to White Communities.
The Gran Boicott is on, and the troqueros are in (tags)
Update on the Gran Boicott locally and the latest word from the Port of Aztlan.
LA VA Westwood Forcing Experiments, Not Giving Medical Records, Attack Them is OK (tags)
The LA VA Westwood forcibly injected me and did medical procedures per the request of the criminals in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation executives of San Francisco. I was a bank examiner. Now I am labeled a felon and insane. I am a victim
Rick Monzon, Carol Charney, Nicholas Battis Exhibition (tags)
George Billis Gallery, L.A. will exhibit new work by Rick Monzon, Carol Charney and Nicholas Battis. The exhibition will run from April 11 – May 20, 2006. A reception for the artists will be held at the gallery on Saturday, April 22, from 5 – 8 p.m.
Lawsuit details AT&T cooperation in illegal government spying on Americans (tags)
A lawsuit underway in a US district court in San Francisco charges telecommunications giant AT&T with violating the privacy of its customers by handing over massive amounts of data to the government. The class action lawsuit, filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of AT&T customers, is based on documents provided by a former AT&T employee that detail the company’s participation in the National Security Agency (NSA) warrantless spying program that was first revealed late last year.
The Democrats' Daddy Warbucks (tags)
Feinstein Family War Profits:
Attack Hollywood: Movie Script For Fascist Hollywood to D.C. to Ala-Bama (tags)
The comedy is here in the links below with music and true to life Alabama Sheriff who a San Francisco auditor caught. Dead FDIC managers are now his quarry, or I should say, those who killed him. Our enemies reign in high places. We take the underground, we take it all, because the above ground......collapses
US threats against Iran--the specter of nuclear barbarism (tags)
US threats against Iran--the specter of nuclear barbarism
Delphi crisis reveals the destruction of the US middle class (tags)
News Junkie Scott's Blog (4/11/06)
Hundred of Thousands March-Rallied in 70 cities and 33 States for Full Immigrant Rights (tags)
Today, April 10, over 125,000 people took to the streets in Los Angeles for yet another outpouring of support for the cause of immigrant rights. The Los Angeles demonstration was part of a nationwide wave of protests just in the last two days that has continued to rock at least 61 cities across the nation. Yesterday Sunday, a record 500,000 rallied to clamor for justice for immigrants in Dallas, Texas. Today, 300,000 also mobilized in Phoenix, Arizona; 200,000 demonstrated in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC; 100,000 marched and rallied in New York City; another 100,000 protested in Houston, Texas; and 25,000 in Seattle, Washington.
Air Force colonel publicly rebukes US Supreme Court justice (tags)
Air Force colonel publicly rebukes US Supreme Court justice
The Bizarro Baloney Show tours SF Bay Area & West Coast (tags)
Cartoonist Dan Piraro tours a multitude of cities to benefit PETA and Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine
The Threat of Compulsory Insurance (tags)
threat of compulsory insurance
"Slightly beneath Saturn's ring plane" (tags)
Sorry LA IMC: goofed up at the controls: http://la.indymedia.org/news/2006/04/152889.php "Slightly beneath Saturn's ring plane"
Huge Month of Demonstrations (tags)
Not to mention the immigration bill protests, March saw massive demonstrations all over the world. Two international action days - International Woman's Day, and the Iraq War anniversary - brought hundreds of thousands out protesting the war and the Bush Administration.
Blacks and immigrants call for unity! (tags)
A sea of people as far as the eye could see: Blacks and immigrants call for unity!
Bush signs bird flu quarantine executive order (tags)
Bush quietly signs bird flu quarantine executive order
Stanley Hilton case (2004) (tags)
Check it out.
Bell South campaigning to end New Orleans's free Wi-Fi (tags)
Bell South campaigning to end New Orleans's free Wi-Fi
AIRLINE TRANSPORTATION CAN BE FATAL FOR YOUR PETS (tags)
Puppy Dies Because American Airlines Denies Emergency Care. Dog Guardian Sues Company
US mosque massacre deepens occupation's crisis (tags)
US mosque massacre deepens occupation's crisis
Astro Pic with a funny Picture from the 1969 "Moon Landing" (tags)
Astro Pic with a funny Picture from the 1969 "Moon Landing"
Direct Action. (tags)
Commentary on US justice movements.
“We are Human Beings” Enrique Morones on the New Movement to Defend Immigrants (tags)
An interview with Enrique Morones, bane of the Minutemen, Border Angel and member of the Buenas Noches Brigade.
Speak Now, or Never: Stopping Sensenbrenner (tags)
Tomorrow morning, anti-fascists and anti-racists join together in the streets.
Holmgren dissects the 911 Hoax (tags)
Holmgren dissects the 911 Hoax
Update on Pro Migrant Hunger Strike (tags)
On this 34th hour of the fast we have many amazing updates for you.
Global Nonviolent Resistance Marks Third Anniversary (tags)
Marking the third anniversary of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, thousands of activists from all parts of the globe engaged in nonviolent demonstrations and direct action focusing on disrupting business as usual at some of the symbolic “Pillars of the War in Iraq” – US government installations, military bases, congressional offices, recruitment centers and war profiteers. Actions took place in cities around the world, including Atlanta, Belfast, Boston, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Madrid, Managua, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rome, San Francisco, San Salvador and Washington, DC. These actions demonstrate increasing boldness to challenge the mechanisms of the war in Iraq through coordinated, global nonviolent resistance.
32 US Reps Want Bush Impeachment Inquiry (tags)
32 US House Representatives have signed on as sponsors or co-sponsors of H. Res 635, which would create a Select Committee to look into the grounds for recommending President Bush’s impeachment, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.
A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition: Update on Anti-War Protests (tags)
Tens of thousands will protest in hundreds of local and regional actions on the third anniversary of the Iraq war
L.A. Drug Overdose Prevention Summit Held (tags)
L.A.'s Director of Public Health announces plans to begin county-wide drug overdose prevention program to address local crisis
Iraq 3rd Anniversary Call to Action! End The War in Iraq! Bring Troop Beck Home Now! (tags)
Call to Action! 3 Years Too Many! End To The War in Iraq Bring The Troops Home Now!
Global Women's Strike/LA Action Highlights Katrina & Other Global Warming Survivors (tags)
“Everything was calm. I had just gone from the sofa into the kitchen. That’s when the water came gushing in. I saw my little dog, Queenie, struggling to get up on the sofa. I grabbed her up, but the water kept rising; it was up to my neck by the time we got out...” - Gloria Brown, Katrina survivor.
House Resolution 635: Impeachment (tags)
30 Dems now support 635
MARCH FOR PEACE (tags)
This quest for peace, in homage to Mahatma Gandhi's historic 1930 Salt March, will start in Tijuana, Mexico on March 12, go through the Marine Corps Depot at Camp Pendleton and the Cesar Chavez burial site in La Paz, CA (near Tehachapi), and end in The Mission district of San Francisco with a memorial ceremony and blood drive on March 27.
Iran, Iraq, Palestine, War and anti-war (tags)
Anti-War teach in , and critique of "the movement"
February Protests - Calls for Impeachment Rising (tags)
State Senator Alan Bates of Oregon and the San Francisco Rules Committee are recommending impeachment of the Bush Administration.
SF City Council Joins Impeachment Movement (tags)
SF's supervisors jumped into national politics by passing a resolution asking the Democratic congressional delegation to seek the impeachment of President Bush for failing to perform his duties by leading the country into war and eroding civil liberties.
February Protests - Calls for Impeachment Increase (tags)
State Senator Alan Bates of Oregon and the San Francisco Rules Committee are recommending impeachment of the Bush Administration.
3/15: Los Angeles Community/Activist Event to End the War on Iraq, Bring Troops Home! (tags)
Three Years Too Many! At the wake of the Third Anniversary of the Iraq War, this is a community event to highlight the local costs of the war and how we can involve for the up-coming local peace and justice movements.
SEC Commissioner Christopher Cox vows to bring James Dale Guckert/Jeff Gannon to Justice (tags)
According to a quote by Mr.Cox of a few days ago this would appear to be the case. The truth is more likely his and SEC attorneys' wish to gag both professional business journalists including at the WSJ as well as defrauded investors such as myself who wish to blow the whistle on SEC corruption and fraud.
Beast From The East (tags)
Beast From The East at Project: March 11 2004 through April 1 2006 reception: March 11, 8:00pm to 1:00am
Women in US Launch Sustained Protests Against De Facto Martial Law in the Philippines (tags)
GABRIELA Network USA, a Philippine-US women's solidarity mass organization, launches rolling national mobilization that will see daily protest actions in major cities in the US until the Philippine state of national emergency is lifted.
Utah Senator Bob Bennett,Overtock.con's Patrick Byrne,Tangled Up in Striptease Stock Scam (tags)
Interesting that the http://www.ncans.net 'naked short' penny stock mafia chose a strip joint or lap dance club in Las Vegas as its only address and now we find Steve Wark ex-Clark County Republican commissioner is connected to the fraud whose only known address is the Cheetah Club of Las Vegas,the only strip or lap dance club to my knowledge ever investigated, for whatever reason, under the Patriot Act.
Israeli influence in Washington: Jeffrey Blankfort interview (a MUST read) (tags)
Tel-Aviv and Washington are linked in the Middle East. That's a fact. But the importance of this link in Washington's colonial politics is being debated in the anti-imperialist movement. For the US, Jewish, anti-Zionist journalist Jeffrey Blankfort, Israeli influence is central to US policy and the anti-war movement has failed because of its inability to understand the importance of this lobby. Having developed a radical approach to this question, going so far as to deny the energy factor in the war in Iraq, Mr. Blankfort nonetheless opens interesting paths on Zionist influence in the United States. We reproduce an interview he gave to journalist Silvia Cattori.
241 mile MARCH for PEACE: Latino Voice of Opposition to the War (tags)
A 241 mile march that aims at ensuring that the Latino voice of opposition to the War is heard loud and clear across the Americas.
Wells Fargo:Lootin' & Pollutin' since 1852-Stop Wells Fargo's investments in Dirty Money!! (tags)
Howdy pardner, there 's a new campaign in town and it's aim is Stop Wells Fargo's investments in Dirty Money!!
California Transgender Leadership Summit (tags)
Ttransgender community members, families, and allies join together for this, the first of its kind, two-day event. This Summit provided a unique opportunity to strategize, connect with individuals from across the state and learn or improve important advocacy and activist skills in a variety of areas.
NANCY PELOSI VS. CYNTHIA MCKINNEY: Issues of War & Peace – Iraq, 9-11, Israel (tags)
McKinney, from Atlanta, Georgia, is an African-American warrior for justice and peace and an enemy of government hypocrisy. The other, Nancy Pelosi, is the white, privileged congresswoman from San Francisco, a consummate politician who, because of her prodigious fundraising abilities, was promoted by the party to run for the seat of the late Sala Burton in 1986 and is now the House Minority leader in Congress, thanks to her loyal service to the party and to the party line. ... Meanwhile, McKinney made her film debut this week in “American Blackout,” an independent film that premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and which explores the historic and disempowerment of the Black vote through her eyes and political career. [This article also reviews the role of the pro-Israel-First Lobby in McKinney's initial ouster – issues that staunch Zionist Jewish-American journalist Greg Palast PURPOSELY omitted in his 'expose' (indecorously entitled), "The Screwing of Cynthia McKinney", but nonetheless Greg Palast's damage control article excluding the inter/national invovlement of the Israel lobby.]
Bush Protests-No MSM Airtime...Cartoon Protests-Tons of MSM Air (tags)
January saw a rash of demonstrations against the Bush Administration in the cold and rain but still there is no Main Stream Media coverage of any of those events.....not one word. News reports of protests over the cartoon of Mohamed, however, are everywhere, every day. The corporate media continues to close it's eyes to the growing dissent and calls for impeachment even by members of Congress. Many thousands of protesters in over 65 cities banged pots and pans and drums and chanted to drown out the State of the Union speech on Jan. 31.
THIRD PARTY BACK ON BALLOT (tags)
The California Secretary of State reversed his decision on Friday to remove the Peace and Freedom Party from the June Primary ballot.
Pirate Radio Station Broadcast to Two Cities (tags)
"Do It for the Children" (tags)
Dolores Huerta welcomes the Caravan for Migrants to Los Angeles, on its way to demanding humane immigration policies in Sacramento, Washington, and points in between.
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.
Report: Housing Will Slow, Claiming 800,000 Jobs (tags)
LOS ANGELES -- A sustained decline will hit the U.S. housing market next year, costing the nation as many as 800,000 jobs, according to a new economic report released Wednesday.
Historic March for Migrants Rallies in LA Saturday (tags)
Beyond Chron: Patriot Act: Anti-Immigrant (tags)
by Rita Mandelenis‚ Jan. 25‚ 2006
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."
Lessons from a Criminal Complaint (tags)
Observation on the criminal complaint against ERIC McDAVID, LAUREN WEINER, and ZACHARY JENSON.
Arts and entertainment: Carlos Guitarlos show at Liquid Kitty (tags)
Carlos Guitarlos is local legend. And last night's show at Liquid Kitty is proof that at age 55 he can still hold forth.
Michelle Muldrow, Glenn Ossiander, Derek Buckner Exhibition (tags)
George Billis Gallery, L.A. will exhibit paintings by Michelle Muldrow, Glenn Ossiander and Derek Buckner, The exhibition will run from January 17 – February 25, 2006. A reception for the artists will be held at the gallery on Saturday, January 21 from 5 – 8 p.m.
BTL:Court Reversal Upholds Civil Suit in Human Rights Case Against... (tags)
...Salvadoran Generals~Interview with Moira Feeney, attorney with the Center for Justice and Accountability, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
SIXTH ANNUAL BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL Call for Entries (tags)
The Bicycle Film Festival is seeking submissions for its sixth annual Festival. The event will feature dozens of different films on a variety of bicycle styles - from BMX to urban bike culture, cycling to commuting.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (1/11/06) (tags)
Military tribunals resuming at Guantanamo Bay.
Camp Casey Los Angeles Continues Every Friday Outside Senator Feinstein's West LA Office (tags)
Protest Senator Dianne Feinstein every Friday from 3pm until dark until she brings the troops home NOW. 11111 Santa Monica Blvd. (at Sepulveda), Los Angeles, CA 90025
The Best Housing & Poverty Review of 2005 (tags)
The Nation's Housing Policies Are A Complete Disaster!
RIZAL IN THE U.S.A. (tags)
The anniversary of the death of the Philippines' national hero Jose Rizal this Dec. 30 affords us the occasion to reassess his work, particularly in the context of ongoing fierce class war in the Philippines between the oppressed, impoverished majority and the few privileged landlords and politicians bought by global capital. This is taking place at a time when the Philippines is being re-colonized by the U.S. as the world's imperialist hegemon. Would Rizal want the country partitioned to greedy transnational corporations and their national elites in the current terrorist war against peoples of color in particular? These reflections hope to provoke a re-thinking of what it means to be a Filipino with the Philippines in permanent crisis, using Rizal as a point of departure, especially in the light of its citizens becoming an embattled diaspora--more than ten million OFWs as exploited domestics and contract workers around the planet, while the country's rich natural resources, cultures and traditions are wasted by foreign profiteers of globalizing capital supported by local comprador parasites currently headed by the corrupt Arroyo regime. "O where is the hope of the motherland...."?
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/19/05) (tags)
US House passes draconian anti-immigrant bill.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/12/05) (tags)
Big Box Mart
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/11/05) (tags)
The global death squad of George W. Bush.
California's Nativist Past (tags)
This is a marked up version of the document at http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist6/chinhate.html
Theresa Dang Not Guily: Article and Audio Interviews (tags)
The case of the missing police flashlight remains unresolved, but local activist Theresa Dang can go back to her San Francisco law school now and finish studying for her first final exam after a jury of her “peers” voted her not guilty on two separate counts of petty theft of a Garden Grove police officer's flashlight during a May 25th demonstration at the Garden Grove Women's Club.
SF-IMC has been allowing Google to track you (tags)
SF-IMC for an unknown period of time has included code in their web pages that allowed the capitalists at Google to track their site visitors, as well as allowing Google to set and read cookies on users' machines. Other Indymedia tech people called this out on Thanksgiving day. SF-IMC tried to play it off like those who questioned allowing a giant internet company to track their site's users were "paranoid", but SF-IMC does appear to have come to its senses and deleted the offending code. Still, there remain many unanswered questions as to the sum of the information Google was allowed to acquire through this code and for how long this tracking had been going on. As SF-IMC displays open hostility toward what they call the "fetishization of local control and autonomy of individual indymedia sites" and hopes to impose their vision of editorial policy network-wide, an explanation for such cooperation with a corporate entity should be forthcoming.
Flexcar: Public Car Sharing in Los Angeles (tags)
Flexcar is a car sharing program that started in Seattle, Wa., but it is quickly spreading across America. You can now share hybrid cars with strangers in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego and more!
The Free sHop Movement (tags)
Scrounging for Freedom, circa 1999.
Infamous Slumlord Violates Probation (tags)
Infamous Convicted Slumlord, Monica Hujazi, who pled no contest to 10 violations of the Los Angeles County building health and saftety codes, last year, and is serving 3 years probation for those violations, is up to her old tricks again. Monica Helena Hujazi, 44, puportedly owns a slum empire in excess of 80 tennement style buildings, mostly in the San Francisco Bay area. She is expanding her empire by investing in dilapadated slum type buildings in the Los Angeles area as well. However, residents in Los Angeles are aware of Mrs. Hujazi's tactics and are organizing and fighting back in what can only be called a mass renters revolt. Her latest debacle, a old art deco apartment building, of 3 stories and 72 units, is litterally rotting to the ground. Despite the deplorable condition perpetuated on the low income renters of the Hollywood Area of Los Angeles, her rents are constantly escalating, in gross violation of the Rent Stabilization Ordinance of Los Angeles. A small, one room bachelors apartment at the Alexandria Court Apartments, now costs on or about $1,000.00 per month, and a one bedroom upwards of $1,400.00. She markets her building as a "luxury" apartment, by installing granite coutertops, marble flooring in the bathrooms, and new plumbing fixtures. But these efforts are only cosemetic, she does not renovate the buildings structural, plumbing, electrical, heating, or any other renovations at all. These tennants live in conditions reminescent of the slum tenements of New York, at the begining of the 19th century, complete with rats, mice, cock roaches, fleas, ticks, spiders, and other guests of her apartmets. The residents at the Alexandria building, now lovingly refer to thier home as the "Hujazi Hilton".
OCT. 29 PUBLIC FORUM IN LA: THE STRUGGLE AGAINST WAR & RACISM (tags)
Hurricanes Katrina & Rita - Eyewitness New Orleans - Police Brutality - Defending Immigrant Rights - And More!
A.N.S.W.E.R. Public Forum: The Struggle Against War & Racism - Hurricanes Katrina & Rita (tags)
Come to an important public forum in LA on the struggle against war and racism in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Be there on October 29 for eyewitness reports from New Orleans, live hip-hop, food and political discussion!
From Haiti to New Orleans, Yes to Justice and Relief, Not Death and Occupation (tags)
A protest against the US/UN occupation of Haiti and the massacre of Haitian people was held Sept. 30th outside the Brazilian Consulate in Beverly Hills. The LA event was part of an international day of outrage; actions took place in 40 cities in 15 countries.
CARLOS BULOSAN TODAY (tags)
Self-educated at the Los Angeles Public Library in the Thirties, Carlos Bulosan, the militant Filipino writer and labor activist, died on September 11, 1956. His death anniversary last month provided the occasion for the Filipino community to celebrate his contribution to the revolutionary struggle of peoples everywhere for justice, dignity, and self-determination. Bulosan was part of the community of progressive Los Angeles-based intellectuals (Carey McWilliams, Sanora Babb, Louis Adamic, Ring Lardner Jr. and others) victimized by McCarthyism and fascist reaction. His example of resistance continues to inspire people of color everywhere.
Sisters Are Doing It For Themsleves (tags)
GoGirlsMusic Fest 2005 Raises money and awareness for Lynne Cohen Foundation.
British MP George Galloway to Speak in Los Angeles (tags)
British MP George Galloway will speak in Los Angeles, September 22 to Demand Money for Hurricane Relief, Not War in Iraq
SAT. 9/424: Thousands to Protest War in Iraq in Downtown LA (tags)
Thousands to Attend Los Angeles March and Rally on Sept 24th to Protest the War in Iraq and Support for Hurricane Victims Calls for 'From Iraq to New Orleans Fund People's Needs, Not the War Machine' As Part of a National Day of Protests Against the War
Forcefully Remove All Skull And Bines People From US Govt (tags)
skull and bones has been a recruitment club for foreign powers since its inception...their allegience is to their club, and the foreign banks...praise satan and his servant jesus christ....
7th Annual 911 Power to the Peaceful Festival (tags)
On Saturday, September 10th 2005, visionary musician, filmmaker and human rights worker, Michael Franti along with his band, Spearhead and Guerrilla Management presented the 7th Annual 911 Power to the Peaceful Festival (PTTP) at Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
George Galloway/Christopher Hitchens Debate Streaming Live on Wed. (tags)
Two years after the invasion of Iraq, British MP George Galloway and journalist Christopher Hitchens will debate the causes and consequences of the Iraq war at Baruch College in New York City. Moderated by Amy Goodman.
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.
DON'T GIVE DONATIONS TO THE RED CROSS! (tags)
Do not give any money to the Red Cross unless you support the expansion of empire abroad and police state at home. Find a smaller trustworthy organization in the local area of New Orleans and make your onation to them...
Free Speach? Not on Conyors' blog this week. (tags)
I got suspened for a week writingabout historical facts that affect National Security. I think its only fair to let me reply! http://www.conyersblog.us/archives/00000174.htm#comments
Senator Dianne Feinstein's Deadly Silence (tags)
"Senator Dianne Feinstein's office sill not intervene if the FBI decides to kill a reporter"--Ashley Tveit, Case Manager at Senator Feinstein's San Francisco office.
What Does it Mean to be 'Pro-Labor?' (tags)
Do you want evidence of how ad-driven media works to silence labor? Read this follow-up to "'Alternative' Media Quietly Sells Out to Whole Foods Market" [ZNet, April 28, 2005]. Mark T. Harris answers Dragonfly Media's denial that it gave Whole Foods Market free advertising for a year in its Chicago publication, Conscious Choice, following the grocer's complaint about a UFCW ad that ran under the magazine's old management. Dragonfly says neither would it promise Whole Foods no more union ads. But when union activists attempted to purchase new ad space last December, Dragonfly said no.
G8 solidarity: Barricades in Streets of San Francisco, Police Officer Beaten (tags)
Capitalism is global, so to is resistance.
Video of retreat, Government Closed and Seized, Streaming Video (tags)
I have noticed a large suppressive effort by the War party in power. I will no longer attempt to attend Alabama Government meetings due to abuses and extortion. Video of San Francisco with song to the thief Federal Protectorate and their cling on criminals at our throats, basically to Jack
J6-8: Anti-War & Anti-Capitalist Convergence and March (July 8) Against the G8 (tags)
Take the Streets and Resist the Capitalist War Machine on July 8! Come to the West Coast anti-war and anti-capitalist mass convergence, July 6-8 of 2005 in San Francisco, in solidarity with the mobilization against the Group of Eight (G8) summit in Scotland.
A Mom's FYI: Reality Bites (tags)
Media Deception (tags)
The Censorship of the Corporate Press is bad enough, but we also have a problem with the so called "Independent Press," and sometimes with our supposed ally- indymedia...
Genocidal Pacifists and the Hookers in Black (tags)
osaka@Urgent report about Nishinari park tent community! (tags)
I report this msg about crisis of 75 homeless residents living in Nishinari park. recently, osaka city authorities planed to build some underground constructions on some parts of Nishinari park. however, city authorities(park officers) try to plan to evict the homeless comrades living in this park.
Mark Felt Hinted at Exotic Antigravity Project? (tags)
Woodward: Deep Throat Leads to "Fantastic" Discovery
Artist's Billboard Challenges the Mainstream Media (tags)
May 29, 2005. Los Angeles, CA—On June 20, 2005, a billboard on Sepulveda Boulevard, south of Santa Monica, is sure to cause controversy. The cause—a graphic image of a shadowy Uncle Sam figure controlling a newscaster puppet. The accompanying headline reads, "Shox News Channel: We Distort, You Comply."
GABRIELA Network & Allies Across the U.S. Protest War "Of" Terror in the Philipp (tags)
GABRIELA Network, a US-Philippine women's solidarity mass organization est. 1989, leads first nationwide protest against human rights violations and political killings in the Philippines.
Slaving for the Progressives (tags)
For all its political rhetoric, Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. is like any other business, but instead of the profits going to the shareholders, they go to the Democratic Party. In Marxist terms, GCI was able to hand over $22 million to the party instead of the targeted $5 million by extracting surplus labor value from its workers.
Artist's Billboard Challenges the Mainstream Media (tags)
May 15, 2005. Los Angeles, CA—On June 1, 2005, a billboard on Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA is sure to cause controversy. The cause—a graphic image of a shadowy Uncle Sam figure controlling a newscaster puppet. The accompanying headline reads, "Shox News Channel: We Distort, You Comply."
A Short history of riots in Los Angeles (tags)
A Short history of riots in Los Angeles
“Behind Closed Doors:” Bringing Sex Workers’ Struggles into the Open (tags)
“Behind Closed Doors,” a study recently released by the Urban Justice Center in New York City, documents what most any sex worker could have told you long ago, but which the general public and policy makers are still slow to catch on to.
Famed Artist Paints Abu Ghraib (tags)
"Fernando Botero’s latest paintings go beyond anything he’s ever created in the past. He’s completed his masterwork, a suite of 50 large oil paintings depicting the horrors perpetrated by Americans at Iraq’s infamous Abu Ghraib prison." (A variety of articles about the intersection of art and politics can be found at the Art For A Change web log: www.art-for-a-change.com)
BAYAN USA CONDEMNS KILLINGS & EXPRESS CONCERN FOR INT'L HUMAN RIGHTS JUSTICE CAPULONG (tags)
Threats against the Philippines’ premier human rights lawyer linked to Hacienda Luisita massacre, derailment of peace talks and U.S. “war on terror”
Gay LA 2004 (tags)
Ever been to a Gay Trade Show? Come along for a ride...
Love Parade SF 2004 (tags)
Berlin's Love Parade arrives in San Francisco, USA
Global Women's Strike/LA Action (tags)
On Thursday afternoon, March 10, a Global Women’s Strike action in Los Angeles brought together over 300 women and men, mostly young and mostly people of color demanding an "End to the Twin Terrors of Poverty and War."
ANTIWAR MARCH! March 19th, High Noon - Hollywood & Vine (tags)
Be there... or be a bush supporter
GABRIELA Network Intl Women Day March & Rally, Women's History Month Activities (tags)
From California to New York, GABRIELA Network, a Philippine-US women's solidarity mass organization, commemorates Intl Women's Day, demand end to war and occupation, calls attention to the impact of these on women of Philippine ancestry.
Mex/CA Cotton workers & cancer (tags)
Corporate cotton, rio agua theft, pesticide exposure and worker cancer, loss of indigenous culture in maquiladoras, Chiapas/Oaxaca impacts of NAFTA/WTO/PPP/etc..
RESOLUTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN THE BASQUE TERRITORY (tags)
Media Monopoly and Lies by Fox News (tags)
A broad overview of media bias and racism focusing on a recent broadcast by Fox 29 News (Philadelphia) implicating the MOVE Organization in a 2002 murder.
Protests, Vigils to Mark One-Year Anniversary of Coup d'etat in Haiti (tags)
Protests in Several Cities to Call for Investigation into U.S. Role in Last Year's Coup, Ending Discrimination Against Haitian Refugees Speaking Tours, Vigils, Film-Screenings, and Faith Reflection Will Also Commemorate Haiti Solidarity Week 2005
Watchdog Nation (tags)
Who's watching the watchers? How the ADL and SPLC have moved into goosestepping tandem with the FBI to observe the people..
GAYS: More cases of RARE DISEASE (tags)
Homosexual/Bisexual - Health issues - Lymphogranuloma venereum, or LGV, is a form of chlamydia that can damage the bowels and scar the anus. Among the few patients that have been identified in the United States, most also had the AIDS virus.
LGV, nueva sigla que aterroriza a gays - Enfermedad ataca a los homosexuales (tags)
La mayoría de registros de LGV ocurrió entre hombres que han tenido sexo con otros, generalmente con parejas múltiples y sin protección anal. Los síntomas del LGV incluyen dolor al orinar, hemorragias e infección anal dolorosa, úlceras genitales e hinchamiento de la ingle.
TSUNAMI - Global Vigil 3,000 Candles at Ocean Beach, San Francisco (tags)
We need 3,000 virtual candles lit online at our website with your accompanying words and reflections by Wednesday in time for a giant 1,000 foot wide Candlelight Tsunami Global Vigil for the Global Village.
Thousands Protest Bush's Inauguration (LA Photo) (tags)
Thousands of people in dozens of cities across the nation walked out of work and school, held mock coronations, intoned the names of the Iraq war dead and held candlelight vigils to show their disapproval of President Bush as he was sworn in for his second term. PHOTO: Protesters, wearing bags on their heads, kneel as police look on during an inaugural protest Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, in Los Angeles. The protest remained peaceful and no arrests were reported. The bags are a reference to the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. (AP Photo/Ken Marchionno)
Pending Actions & 9th Circuit Page on Beardslee Possible Execution 1/19/05 (tags)
On Jan 19, 2005 at 12:01 a.m., the State of California will murder a human being, Donald Beardslee, with our tax dollars, unless we do everything we can to stop this barbarism, the death penalty, which has been abolished in Europe, and is rarely used except in the most backward countries, like the USA.
S/F IMC PUBLISHER REPLACED BY DYSLEXIC MONKEY (tags)
- Reported by Angie
Must! Do NOW !-1 Focus 1 Mission 1 Goal 1 RESULT=NewVote by J20 (tags)
HOW DARE THEE? Democracy IS Deliberatley Criminally, Hastily being frog-marched to the GallOWs. Adding insult to injury it's Horribly OutRageous that, Insidiously it is and OFFICIAL State-Secret! The powers that be have coldly calculated that America and Americans will lie to themselves, tell themselves lies and Live with a Lie. For the most part they may be right, many are physically & emotionally energy-sapped, distracted, conTrolled, apathetic, demoralized and even Zombified. Many millions though, are ascending to that MounTain Top where the view is so grand, omnicient and the scent wafting from the grounds of our election system, smells FOUL with falseness, fraud and an unholy alliance of corporations, judges and elected? officials AND money twisting, unsportsmanlike a process requiring fairness, transparency, integrity into an abomination- a crime syndicate having undue control of the Public and Human right to Vote. The basic Way to petition Our Servant, elected governments, for a redress of grievances. This Liberty Lover has written a Paul Revere-esque chain letter, a powerful invocation to Clot the Bleeding Wound inflicted by a felonius assault on Democracy. We will NOT or canNot Live within a comfortable, despicable LIE. If you say it's crazy to expect a NewVote, take your lazy negativeness over to Ukraine, the real loser over there needs supprters. You know whats crazy, Bush's approval rating hac been at 48%-for months, 50% of 118million voters is 59mil, partisan claims of 60.7mil are being bandied about in the cuckoos-nest money-motivated manipulated Media.48% =56.6mil! It's ENABLING to Allow the habitual theft to happen over and over. Whats really crazy is snuffing out the life of an 180-pound Human with a 500-pound missile! (excerpt); America faces an apocalyptic moment. On November 2nd, at least thirty three million Americans (John Conyers estimates more than half of all who voted) lost their right to vote; their votes are indeterminate since they cannot be verified by hand count! This is an amazing and historically disastrous fact! Most of us were forced to vote on computers lacking paper evidence of who we voted for. Can any election be more than a sham under such a condition? Even worse, our votes could have been secretly and invisibly changed to favor George Bush or other Republican congressional candidates by the Republican owned business entities that secretly counted them. And all this after publicly promising their Republican associates they'd win! The bottom line: we really cannot know which Congressman, Senator or President was actually elected on November 2, for the vote-counting was able to be secretly and privately manipulated and then blocked from audit because there were no paper trails required. Thus, the entire national election of November 2 was fundamentally and uncorrectably flawed! Below is a letter I'm sending to one hundred non-profit organizations who represent the best of America's thinkers and doers. I'm asking them to be the Paul Reveres of this country and save us from the corporations now in control attempting to turn America into the largest, most powerful fascist nation the world has ever experienced. The American people don't want that. They abhor it and won't stand for it. I urge each of you to spread this letter as far and as wide as you can. It is a matter of life and death. The life of a democracy that began the 4th of July 1776 but which will die on January 20th 2005 unless we demand and achieve a new, honest election before that date. The People are Coming! The People are Caring! The People are CaaaaRRRinG! LET FREEDOM RING! Let My People GO! *****
Trashing Christmas (tags)
The last of the Halloween candy has been eaten. The harvest moon is a radiant memory. The family festival of Thanksgiving has drawn us closer together. All of these warm seasonal memories can mean only one thing: It’s time for the Christmas haters to shift into high gear.
J20 Mass Street Theater Action, San Diego (tags)
San Diego's Ground Zero Players call for a Cacerolazo mass street theater action Inauguration Day, January 20
Mass Protest Called Of Injured and Disable Workers In Sacramento (tags)
The San Francisco Labor Council and other injured workers and health and safety groups have called for a mass protest on Workers Memorial Day April 28, 2005 in Sacramento to protest the attack on injured and disabled workers and to demand single payer healthcare.
Friends of the Raymond Theatre Receives 2004 President's Award from California Preservatio (tags)
Open Letter to President Bush from IAEFF (tags)
IAEFF wants Bush to extend freedom medal to AFL-CIO leaders
SOME THOUGHTS IN MEMORY OF GARY WEBB (tags)
Gary Webb; reporter who broke the CIA-CRACK COCAINE connection story was found dead of an apparant suicide
Million Worker March in Washington defies AFL-CIO and calls for a fighting labor movement (tags)
The forward thrust of the March stood in stark contrast to the AFL-CIOâ€™s failed strategy of support for John Kerry.
A "Few Bad Apples" or "The Bad Seed" of Circumstance? (tags)
Countless studies have shown that external factors are highly predictive of so-called "moral" behavior -- people are generally conformists, blind followers of authority and highly influenced by circumstance rather than character and values.
Aids & the Weaponized Anthrax Mailings - Common Origins (tags)
Aids and the weaponized AMES strain anthrax mailings of 2001 are both creations of scientists at SAiC-USARMIID, Ft. Detrick. BioPort, Bayer and VaxGen manufacure anthrax "vaccine" - what we've seen this far is contaminated and ineffective against the Ames strain - and each has a roots in Nazi Germany and have their own histories of illicit human experimentation.
One Hundred New Pirate Radio Stations… (tags)
I interviewed several micro-radio activists about the recent raids on Free Radio Santa Cruz and how it affects them. We dicussed what makes pirate radio fun, what makes it hard, why it is such a threat to the government, etc.
Occupied Territory II- Anarchist Gathering (tags)
Occupied Territory II Feb 2005 - Bay Area
Writing L.A.'s Wrongs with a "No Kill" Shelter Proposal (tags)
Los Angeles kills 30,000 – 50,000 of our dogs and cats at our city shelters each year for an annual cost of $14 million dollars. Not only does this turn our city's animal "shelters" into death houses, at great expense, it is entirely unnecessary.
GAY NATION (tags)
The Gay Nation must NUKE THE CLOSET: Come out and use our real names! We must unify the Gay Nation, the Youth Nation, and Anarchy into a single concept and campaign, to overthrow the dark age and launch the Age of Light!
Free Anti-Bush/Anti-War Music Video (tags)
New (R)evolution is a music video featuring live footage of anti-war/anti-bush protests in L.A. and San Francisco. Runing Time: 3:45
Dashing Mayor to the Rescue (tags)
San Francisco hotel workers strike heading in the wrong direction as millionaire mayor gets involved
Popsicle Pathology (tags)
This is not even Pop culture, its Popsicle culture. Regurgitated to meet the demands of a reality-based celebrity-obsessed cultural cesspool that defies the notion of depth. Andy Warhol's theory of fifteen-minute fame was conceived in a pre-ADD mind-set. Who can even tolerate fifteen minutes without being bored to death or achingly distracted? Unless, like with Arnie and Maria, our force-fed celebrity fix is constructed from disposable, non-biodegradable plastic.
San Francisco Union Leaders Plead With Corporate Politicians to Help Them Win Hotel Strike (tags)
Let's be honest. The hotel workers strike will not be successful unless the Union leaders change course.
Call to Action: Stop Government Repression of Indymedia (tags)
Call for Indymedia Solidarity
MAPA Convention in Monterey Park DOES NOT endorse Kerry (tags)
Large state Latino political group shuns Democrats, leaves door open for support of Green for President, other elected seats (Oct. 2004)
Socialist Candidates on National Tour (tags)
In California, all three candidates are scheduled to appear in Los Angeles on Sat. Oct. 9, 4 p.m., at Workmen's Circle; Sun. Oct. 10, 4 p.m., KRST African Spirituality and Unity Center; and Mon. Oct. 11, 1 p.m., Sunset Hall Senior Center.
Remember Operation Urban Warrior (tags)
Just looking out for you revolutionaries
Ralph Nader’s vice-presidential running mate, Peter Miguel Camejo in CA (tags)
LOS ANGELES / ORANGE COUNTY – Ralph Nader’s vice-presidential running mate Peter Miguel Camejo will be participating in a statewide campus tour with special guests to announce plans for a major write-in campaign in California.
Exclusive Eco-Cult Designer Party in Malibu next Week. (tags)
Monsoon Heritage the very chic eco space designer. Trend setter’s favourite. New Collection launched in exclusivity in L.A and Goa.
Hotel workers vote to authorize strike (tags)
Workers at 14 upscale hotels vote by 97% to authorize strike.
Needed Political Strategists, 75 % Alabamians support med. marijuana, 50% Can Not Vote (tags)
Alabama needs help in arranging a political campaign to legalize marijuana. Outlets needed on the coast according to the sick and dieing.
Hotel workers to vote on strike in SF (tags)
Union employees at 14 major downtown San Francisco hotels, currently engaged in difficult contract talks, said Thursday they will vote Sept. 14 on whether to authorize a strike.
Fundraiser Mania (tags)
The Los Angeles fundraiser at Walt Disney Hall consisted of a pre-show dinner for couples who wanted to spend $10,000 - $25,000 to eat with Senator Kerry and his wife. Why buy a car when you can have mashed potatoes and a steak?
United Front to Abolish the SHU Confronts CDC Chief Deputy Director, Aug 20, 2004 (tags)
Our Coalition hit up Sacramento to protest the genocide of Mexican and African people by the US Prison System
White Masa Denies Black FDIC Employee Promotion, Maybe Mafia Connections FDIC Union NTEU (tags)
I am going to report a likely Mob Boss and his obvious superiors within the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Insuring your deposits to $100,000 at every bank in town), not only in San Francisco but Washington D.C.
OPEN LETTERS TO OAKLAND "ANTI-SEMITISM" CONFERENCE! - by Jeffrey Blankfort; & Ji (tags)
I met with anti-Zionist Israeli activists in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, all of whom I informed, as an example of the sorry state of affairs on this [US] side of the water, about the subject of your upcoming [Oakland "Anti-Semitism"] Conference on what is alleged to be anti-semitism on the part of what passes for the left in the United States.
Join AntiWar 4 the Million Worker March (tags)
The struggle of working people and the struggle against the war are the same!
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
Ex Federal Bank Examiner Tells How & Where To Launder Money (tags)
Drug dealers, casino skimmers, criminal politicians, listen up. Ex federal bank examiner is about to reveal how and where to launder money and more............................
Welcome to the Age of Aviating Swine (tags)
If there's a fair chance you're going to hell, be sure to take your parka and long johns, because the only explanation for continuing surreal happenings these days is that the river Styx has glaciated. Welcome to the America of George Bush, our very own Malice from Dunderland, where up is down and right is regularly wrong. For examples of once unimaginable scenes that now commonly appear like bad dreams, read on.
9/11 and Anthrax - FRAMING ARABS (tags)
Except that we know for a fact that the Anthrax didn't come from the Middle East. It isn't Saddam's or Osama's, it's the very best high quality mil-spec Anthrax home grown at Fort Detrick, Dugway, and USAMRIID.
Hiroshima Day, Art Slide Lecture by Artist Mark Vallen (tags)
Artworks clockwise: German Expressionist Felix Nussbaum's 1940 "Self-Portrait with Jewish Pass"; Mark Vallen's 1982 anti-Nuke "There Goes My Career"; Gert Wollheim's 1919 "The Wounded Man"; Atom Bomb survivor Takakura Nobuko's vision of a civilian melting in atomic fire; Vallen's 2001 "I Am Not The Enemy"; Vallen's 2003 "Not Our Children, Not Their Children" (published in the book Peace Signs).
Resurrection of Care at Bohemian Grove (tags)
Bohemian Grove in rural Sonoma Country, California is where the Manhattan Project was conceived. So were many other bad things. Ostensibly a retreat for the U.S. elite, the Grove is where the Strangeloves meet the globalizers, and the CEOs hang out with the Bushes. This is a report from the July 18, 2004 protest, where we countered in a creative way.
Dealer Stands (Sits on His Hands) (tags)
We simply refuse to acknowledge the problem of a nuclear Korean peninsula in any meaningful way... So, uh, how was Iraq a threat again?
Andy Stern and SEIU Offer the Same Worn-Out Policies (tags)
To Many young activists, SEIU is considered the progressive Union. But, in the last analysis, the policies of SEIU's leadership are no different from those of any other AFL-CIO Union. They fail to take on the employers in a serious way and refuse to break politically with the Democratic Party.
The Death of Sgt. Van Dale Todd (tags)
Are Iraq veterans going to be treated the way Vietnam veterans were?
WeHo: Transgenders Protest Araujo Non-Verdict (tags)
Transgenders and their allies marched in West Hollywood Wednesday night to protest the hung jury result in the Bay Area trial of the murders of Gwen Araujo
Fahrenheit 9/11 Breaks Records; 6/24 Benefit Night (tags)
The great American peace march of 200 million has begun, with the first screenings of Fahrenheit 9/11 taking place in New York City on June 23 to sell-out crowds, 10 benefit screenings set for June 24 and opening night in the rest of the USA to be June 25, 2004.
June 24 04: Civil Liberties and Immigrant Rights News Updates (tags)
Last two weeks had been one of the dark moments in US civil liberties and immigrant rights, U.S. conducted several horrible raids against immigrants across the California, arrested and deported many people. Meanwhile, in Washington, DC, the House passed the so-called "Intelligence Bill". Lee Siu Hin National Immigrant Solidarity Network Peace No War Network United Students Against Sweatshops
Gwen Araujo Mistrial: Town Hall & Demonstration (tags)
the jury that heard the case against the murderers of Gwen Araujo, the young transgender women who was killed last year in Newark, California, were unable to agree on a verdict and the judge was forced to declare a mistrial.
SF LaborFest 2004 (tags)
On July 5 through July 31, LaborFest celebrates the SF general strike with movies, theater, art, poetry and forum. This is the 70th Anniversary of the strike and the struggles of working people continue.
Same-sex marriage: Its time has come (tags)
The struggle for marriage equality saw its first major victory last month as Massachusetts began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Bush, Rumsfeld confronted in U.S., Europe, Asia (tags)
The first week of June was not a good time to be George W. Bush or Donald Rumsfeld.
Transgenders: We Ho to March vs. Hate as No Cal Jury Deliberates (tags)
As a jury in Hayward decides the fate of 3 accused in the Transgender "Emmet Till" murder case, West Hollywood anti-hate activists will march Friday evening.
NO A LA INTERVENCION DE ESTADOS UNIDOS EN VENEZUELA (tags)
Un referéndum para revocar el Presidente Hugo Chávez y varios políticos antichavistas será convocado para el mes de agosto. La presión ejercida por los EEUU para derrocar a Presidente Chávez y apropiarse del petróleo del pueblo venezolano es mas fuerte que nunca. Exigimos que los medios de comunicación informen que esta ocurriendo en Venezuela, en lugar de actuar como empleados del no electo y odiado gobierno de Bush.
NO TO UNITED STATES INTERVENTION IN VENEZUELA (tags)
A referendum to recall President Chavez as well as a number of anti-chavista elected officials is being called for August. US pressure to overthrow President Chavez and get its hands on the oil of the venezuelan people is greater than ever. We demand that the media report what is happening in Venezuela rather than act as employees of the hated and unelected Bush administration.
Build movement of mass resistance: WWP candidates (tags)
Message to June 5 marchers against war & occupation
Gallery attacked for showing antiwar artwork (tags)
"SF gallery owner becomes target after showcasing painting of Iraqi prisoner abuse." Photo shows the painting that enraged the rightwing war mongers. The following article appeared in the SFGate.com
Reminder: Benefit and Organizational Meeting for this June's Reclaim the Commons/Anti-G8 M (tags)
Thursday, May 27, 7PM at Arts in Action (1919 W. 7th St., 4th Floor, Los Angeles), $5 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
JUNE 5 DAY OF PROTEST IN LA - SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER (tags)
Demonstrate against the occupations of Iraq, Palestine, Haiti, and Everywhere on June 5 in LA! Assemble 12 Noon, Olympic & Broadway.
Benefit and Informational Meeting for this June's SF Mobilization at Arts in Action, LA (tags)
*Please forward widely* Benefit and Informational Meeting for the June Reclaim the Commons/Anti-G8 SF Mobilization Thursday, May 27, 7PM Arts in Action (1919 W. 7th St., 4th Floor, Los Angeles CA) $5 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
JUNE 5: Protest Massacres in Rafah (tags)
Demonstration the end the occupations of Iraq, Palestine, Haiti and everywhere on June 5 in LA!
Section 8 Housing Voucher Programs In Crisis (tags)
The Nations Housing Voucher Programs Are In A Crisis!
We Are Everywhere tour joined by David Martinez and Jo Wildings tonight! (tags)
May 17 Los Angeles, CA– Arts in Action 7:30pm - 1919 west 7th Street (between Westlake and Bonnie Brae) on the fourth floor w/ David Martinez May 18 Los Angeles, CA- 7:30pm Flor y Canto - 3706 N. Figueroa Ave-in North East LA - http://florycanto.org w/ David Martinez and Jo Wildings
We Are Everywhere Tour-UPDATE! (tags)
This Just In: We Are Everywhere tour joined by San Francisco based filmmaker David Martinez and British activist Jo Wildings! Recently returned from Iraq where they were kidnapped by the resistance and then released unharmed, they will present video and stories from their experiences.
West Coast G8 June Protests: Update! (tags)
Updates on the west coast g8 regional mobilization in San Francisco.
[gangbox] TROQUEROS REVOLT.... (tags)
TROQUEROS REVOLT....can the California port truckers wildcat strike lead to the reunionization of the freight industry???
Inflatable George W Bushes in time for elections (tags)
NEW 5 FOOT INFLATABLE GEORGE W. BUSH PUNCHING DOLLS, MAKE ASTOUNDING APPEARANCES ACROSS AMERICA! San Francisco CA.- May 11, 2004 - Just in time for the elections, controversial new George W. Bush Punching Dolls (Bop Bags) have been flooding the streets of America.
West Coast G8 Regional Mobilization in San Francisco (tags)
Call for a regional mobilization against the G8 in San Francisco, June 2004.
5/2, San Francisco: Reclaim the Commons Spokescouncil (tags)
SHUT DOWN CORPORATE POWER! SHUT-DOWN THE CORPORATE/POLITICAL MACHINE on June 8! First Spokescouncil May 2nd 4-6 pm San Francisco St. Boniface Church, 133 Golden Gate Drive
“Asteroid Hits Earth, Millions Die—GOP Says Clinton Responsible” (tags)
Bill Clinton has been blamed by his detractors for just about everything from curdled milk to genetic mutations. But might there be a more recent president whose own record of misdeeds puts Clinton's to shame? Read the following for why it just may be time for Clinton critics to quit caterwauling.
Behind the Scenes at “Democracy Now!” (tags)
Sonali Kolhatkar interviews Amy Goodman and David Goodman on “Uprising”, KPFK. Produced by Thatcher Collins. Monday, April 19th, 2004 KPFK studios, Los Angeles, CA. Subjects covered: Amy's early academic work, her approach to journalism, coverage of insiders turned dissidents, Mumia, Michael Moore, collectively run media, and sleeping.
Artivist Film Festival opens tomorrow in LA / Activist Documentary Films (tags)
Attached is an mp3 featuring an interview with, Bernadette Armstrong, programmer for the festival. Sheila Laffey, one of the directors of "The Last Stand - Heroes at Ballona Wetlands" and Morgan Spurlock, director of "Supersize Me" and "Blue Vinyl" co-director Judith Helfand. Schedule and info in article below
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!
"TAX us? Then MARRY us!" 33 Cities Join Tax Day Protests for Equal Marriage Righ (tags)
33 cities will be demonstrating for equal marriage rights at post offices around the country on Tax Day, Thursday, April 15th. The protests will highlight the fact that marriage is a civil contract issued by the government which should be available to all consenting adults.
Democracy Now's 70-City Exception to the Rulers Book Tour Kicks Off April 13th (tags)
Amy Goodman, host of the national, daily radio/TV program Democracy Now!, is on a national tour to mark the launch of her first book "The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them" (co-written with her brother, journalist David Goodman.)
Get Coke off Our Beach! (tags)
In 1999 the city of Huntington Beach awared a long term monopoly concession to the Coca Cola company in return for millions of dollars and annual payments. But Coke is complicit in the killings of labor organizers and in destroying and polluting water supplies abroad.
Challenging White Supremacy Anti-Racist Teach in TOMORROW WED. MARCH 31! (tags)
Challenging White Supremacy A FREE anti-war Teach-In THIS Wed. March 31! (tags)
Challenging White Supremacy A FREE ANIT-RACIST Teach-In W/ Chris Crass THIS WED. MARCH 31! (tags)
Challenging White Supremacy / anti-racist teach-in w/ Chris Crass (tags)
March 20: Planetwide Demos Against U.S. Occupation of Iraq (tags)
One year ago, Iraq was being pounded by the "shock and awe" of U.S. attack. Iraq's people have now lived a year under brutal occupation--as U.S. invaders seek to impose a new pro-U.S. government at the point of a gun. On March 20, 2004, hundreds of thousands of people around the world took to the streets, in over 300 actions in dozens of countries. Powerful outpourings of protest and resistance denounced the U.S. occupation of Iraq and demanded an end to U.S. attempts to dominate the world through threats and war
M20 What Happened? (tags)
Drumming, Dancing, Decentralization!!
Organized Labor Rallies Against War (tags)
Hundreds of trade unionists, members of U.S. Labor Against the War, march together in solidarity to demand "Money for jobs and education! End the Occupation!"
ANTI-RACIST TEACH-IN @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE on WED. MARCH 31! (tags)
Demonstrators take to the streets in S.F. March 19th (tags)
Demonstrators and San Francisco police officers march along Market Street during an anti-war protest in San Francisco on Friday, March 19, 2004. Demonstrations in several U.S. cities are taking place Friday on the anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq. (AP Photo/Jakub Mosur)
March 20 Anti-Capitalist Contingent (tags)
12 noon, Hollywood & Vine: Look for Black Flags and Banners 2:30: Anarcho-Communist meeting after march at park at Franklin and La Brea.
S.F. BRING THE TROOPS HOME (tags)
BRING THE TROOPS HOME IN SAN FRANCICO
"Let My Country Awake" Documentary Screening (tags)
Unity Foundation presents a free screening of the award winning documentary, Let My Country Awake, 3/21 at 11AM at L.A. Film School. The film chronicles the mobilization of the anti-war movement prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Use this film for peace and political reform fundraisers.
Temecula Night of Remembrance to Reflect on Year of War (tags)
The members of Peace Works! in Temecula Valley will gather on Saturday, March 20, 2004, at the Temecula Duck Pond Park to mark the anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. This special Night of Remembrance begins at dusk, 6:00 p.m., and will feature reflections on the human cost of war as well as hope for a world of peace.
Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment: Tightening Tradition's Chain (tags)
LaborTECH/Access2004 Conf In April (tags)
On April 2,3 & 4 labor media communication activists from around the world will meet at Stanford University to learn, discuss and plan the use of telecommunication technology in the struggles of labor.
All We Are Saying, is Give Grease A Chance! (tags)
What's brewin' in LA? Fuel the revolution!
The 1st Annual BADASS Tournament: March 13-14, 2004 (tags)
Announcing the 1st Annual BADASS (Bay Area Direct Action Soccer Series) Tournament 2004. March 13 - 14, 2004. San Francisco Bay Area
One of the best Political ad's I have ever seen! (tags)
A MUST SEE POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT. PLEASE TAKE TIME TO WATCH
HOW HEALTHY IS YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL? (tags)
CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS EFFORTS HIGHLIGHTED BY NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL WWW.CALISAFE.ORG
Bill for Confiscation (tags)
Bill for Confiscation of Firearms H.R.2403
USS Liberty Attack Cover-up/San Diego Union Tribune Article on Captain Ward Boston (tags)
USS Liberty Attack Cover-up
The Ruckus Society rethinks the U.S. anti-corporate globalization movement (tags)
“Close your eyes,” directs a young workshop facilitator. In the sticky heat of a secluded Florida campground, under a large open-air tent, a group of activists closes their eyes. “Now I want you to picture an anti-corporate globalization activist.” The campers furrow their collective brows. “Okay,” says the facilitator, after a brief pause, “how many saw a white person?”
8 March 2004 - 5th GLOBAL WOMEN’S STRIKE (tags)
8 March 2004 -- Calling all women 5th GLOBAL WOMEN’S STRIKE Calling all men to join with women to STOP THE WORLD AND CHANGE IT! INVEST IN CARING NOT KILLING!
Drivers Licenses, Not War! California Latino Economic Strike Great Success (tags)
Los Angeles, CA - Thousands of Latino workers, students and shopkeepers stayed away from work and school Dec. 12, in support of the statewide Latino Economic Strike. The Latino Economic boycott was called by the Mexican American Political Association and Hermandad Mexicana Latino Americana, with the support of hundreds of other organizations, to protest the repeal of SB 60, the law that allowed undocumented immigrants to get drivers licenses.
"LA Grocery Workers Battle for Healthcare" - 45 Min. 20Mbps MP3. (tags)
LA (& SF) Grocery Workers Battle for Healthcare - 45 minutes. 20 Kbps MP3.
civil disobedience is civil defense (tags)
Civil Disobedience Training at UCLA
Clergy leave on pilmigrage to pray for Steven Burd's shriveled soul (tags)
A bus pilgrimage left from a Vons this morning to hold a prayer vigil at Safeway CEO Steven Burd's home. Speakers at the boarding rally included Jews, Muslims, Christians
High schooler savors becoming a conservative (tags)
"Liberals welcome every Muhammad, Jamul and Jose who wishes to leave his Third World state and come to America - mostly illegally - to rip off our health-care system, balkanize our language and destroy our political system."
That these issues I keep hearing about--of the increased use of police and military force in this country--are real. They're not happening in the future; they're happening today.
Let's Build Liberation: A Conversation with Chris Crass (tags)
An interview with Chris Crass about anti-racism, anarchism, feminism and movement building
Southern California: la huelga de los trabajadores de supermercados (tags)
Cuando se publica este artículo los trabajadores y trabajadoras de Albertson's, Vons y Ralphs entran en el cuarto mes de huelga.
Open Letter to the Global Indymedia Network from SF Bay Area IMC (tags)
It is with much sadness and urgency that we inform the greater indymedia community about the ongoing crisis within the San Francisco Bay Area IMC.
Viva la huelga de Souther California (tags)
An article by a latinamerican student about grocery workers! (only in spanish, sorry!!!) I hope you enjoy it!!!
Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network January 5th 2004 Updates! (tags)
1. Iraqi Resistance Report Jan. 1-4, 2004 2. Newsletter From the International League of People's Struggle, formed by Comrade Jose Maria Sison, former head of the New People's Army of the Philippines (PDF) 3.***A Call to Support the March 20th Demonstrations!!!*** 4. Join the Anti-Imperialist Camp Delegation to Iraq! 5. ANSWER stands against Colonialism in Palestine, Iraq, the world! 6.International Progress Organization: PROSECUTION OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMES IN IRAQ – LACK OF CONSTITUTIONAL BASIS FOR WAR CRIMES TRIALS 7. The True Figures of Imperialist Casualities in Iraq! 8. Examples of online zionist hatred and racism against Palestinians
Iranian Quake Relief Update & more (tags)
Peter Camejo: The Avocado Declaration (tags)
A statement on third parties in the US political system.
[gangbox] THE JAVITS CENTER SHUFFLE (tags)
THE JAVITS CENTER SHUFFLE...discrimination, unequal distribution of work and the pitfalls of seeking workplace justice in the court system at New York City's convention center
MAD COW News (tags)
Citizens Required to Ask County if BSE Meat sold in restaurants, supermarkets.
BTL:Rev. Billy Takes his Gospel of 'Stop Shopping' to Stores that... (tags)
...Sell Products Produced by Sweatshop Labor. Interview with the Rev. Billy, Church of Stop Shopping, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
SF Solidarity With So Cal Grocery Workers (tags)
On Saturday, several hundred people braved the San Francisco rain to protest in front of the Safeway in support of the striking UFCW workers.
Anti Defamation League (ADL) #5 (tags)
University professors who criticize AIPAC or the Anti-Defamation League's activities are placed on a black list and labeled anti-semitic. Their lectures are monitored by spies who occasionally stage noisy disruptions. Their homes and cars are vandalized. University alumni linked to ADL and AIPAC threaten to pull financial backing from the schools unless the targeted faculty members are immediately fired or blocked from tenure.
Protest Against Racist Attacks In Workplace (tags)
A protest is being organized against racist attacks on workers in San Francisco. There is a national epidemic of racist incidents in the workplace.
Wait: I'm Confused (tags)
The Labor leadership's handling of the grocery workers strike and continued reliance on "friendly" employers and the Democratic Party leaves many workers wondering what's next.
Reagan on a Dime (tags)
An argument against the perception of Ronald Reagan as a great President. In my opinion, he doesn't deserve to be on the dime or have his face chiseled into Mt. Rushmore as some conservatives have suggested.
Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Update Reports (tags)
1.PFLP Militant Shows Solidarity with President Saddam Hussein 2.Anti-Imperialist Camp Rome's Iraqi resistance demo: We are tip of iceberg 3."Death to the Pigs that Live in Washington and Tel Aviv!!!"- Message Calling to increase Jihad a thousand Fold Recieved by the Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network. 4.A.N.S.W.E.R. statement on recent developments in Iraq
Whose Police? Our Police! (tags)
"Whose fucking police? Our fucking police!" chant Philly ACT UP. “The people who chant this will never be creative. The people, bad slogans, will always be defeated.” New twists on tired slogans, new tactics such as coming as protesting the protest...for fun!
Enemy Combatant Radio Live Stream from SF (tags)
Special live audio coverage from an historic election in San Francisco at: http://enemycombatantradio.org
Stalkers, harassers & nut cases III (tags)
Government "STALKERS & NUT CASES" Real Domestic Contact Services (DCS), Government Disinformation & Name Takers, Government Plants, Patriot Spies, Goverment Dupes, Felons, Cross Dressers, Kiddie Porno Freaks, Drug addicts, FBI-CIA Drug & Weapon Dealers, Some Declared Criminally Insane, Stooges, Idiots, Morons, Imbeciles & Satanists
LA IMC and your privacy - bad changes made to software (tags)
Cookies, and other flaws
FBI Intelligence Bulletin no. 89: Spying On Protestors (tags)
The FBI intelligence bulletin, disseminated on a weekly basis, provides law enforcement with current, relevant terrorism information developed from counterterrorism investigations and analysis. The intelligence bulletin does not contain threat warning information.
Jewish Web Sites Opposed to Israeli Ethnic Cleansing etc... (tags)
This is a listing of Websites that are Jewish, and opposed to current Israeli Government Policies. The Zionists do not speak for all Jews.
Its official COINTELPRO has returned (tags)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 The Federal Bureau of Investigation has collected extensive information on the tactics, training and organization of antiwar demonstrators and has advised local law enforcement officials to report any suspicious activity at protests to its counterterrorism squads, according to interviews and a confidential bureau memorandum.
HOW SAFE IS YOUR CHILDS SCHOOL (tags)
Children's environmental health
Israel’s Nuke Launching Subs Can Be Detected by Uncle Sam (tags)
Israel’s three new supposedly undetectable German-built diesel-powered nuclear weapons launching submarines can be detected by the most powerful military in the world, the military of the United States of America. “…the Navy experiment with long-range, low-frequency sonar used to detect new quiet diesel-powered submarines… This system is a vital piece of equipment for our anti-submarine warfare.”
U.S. Military Upholds TV Cover Ban on Iraq Coffins (tags)
U.S. Military Upholds TV Cover Ban on Iraq Coffins
History-makers reflect on Salt of the Earth: ‘Even more relevant now’ (tags)
Anita and Lorenzo Torrez were a young married couple thrown into the midst of the Empire Zinc strike in Hanover, N.M., in 1950.
The Angry Mind of a Counter-Demonstrator (tags)
No bias in the media? The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic notified C-Span of the day's events well in advance, yet were told that coverage would be limited to the anti-American, communist-backed group A.N.S.W.E.R. I guess several hundred Americans rallying for their country were not deemed "newsworthy."
(2) Photos: San Francisco March & Rally, Oct. 25th (tags)
San Francisco March & Rally, Oct. 25th
Peace Train, All Aboard!! (tags)
Sunday Wash. Post on Peace Demo
Now Available: No Compromise Issue 22! (tags)
Now Available: No Compromise Issue 22!
Microsoft's faulty code may lead to governmental regulation (tags)
"Legislatures could impose liability on the computer industry by forcing software manufacturers to live with the same product liability laws that affect other industries"
HOW THE ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT IS BLOWING IT (tags)
Raining on a parade--or, in this case, an anti-war march--isn't likely to win one popularity contests. But somebody has got to raise the alarm. The upcoming Oct. 25 march in Washington DC is being billed as a revitalization of the movement which made history with coordinated worldwide protests against the looming US-led assualt on Iraq Feb. 15. But the new mobilization actually represents a dangerous step backwards for the anti-war forces in the US.
Jayyous (Palestine) Women's March Vs the Wall- Mothers demand right to feed their children (tags)
Endorse message of support from the Global Women's Strike to the Jayyous Women's Charitable Society 'WOMEN MARCH AGAINST THE WALL - Mothers demand right to feed their children' Jayyous, Qalqilya, Palestine October 23, 2003
Padded Bloc FAQ for Miami (tags)
Basic information on the planned Padded Bloc in Miami, including frequently asked questions.
On Tactics and Strategy: How Bush has Misunderstood Military Strategic Doctrine (tags)
You know you never defeated us on the battlefield, said the American colonel. The North Vietnamese colonel pondered this remark a moment. That may be so, he replied, but it is also irrelevant.
The silence in America concerning Jews is simply deafening (tags)
"The silence in America concerning Jews is simply deafening, isn't it?
[gangbox] LA NUEVA CARA DE CONSTRUCCION (tags)
LA NUEVA CARA DE CONSTRUCCION...how mass immigration has changed the American building trades
Rutgers Palestine Conference Report (tags)
Rutgers Palestine Conference Report
Outsider Arnold is fast becoming a Sacramento Insider (tags)
The influence of former California Gov. Pete Wilson (Republican) on Schwarzenegger's team is evident. It is heavy on establishment figures and almost devoid of anyone who has been known to challenge the status quo.
Reference Links: Jews against Zionism (tags)
Zionists, and Israel, do not speak for all Jews - not even a majority. Any attempt to claim otherwise is Zionazi Propaganda.
Clearly something is wrong (tags)
Japan has no 'AIDS' but is one of the most sexually active nations and has far below average condom use. The facts confirm that so called 'AIDS' is immune suppression caused by poverty and sex plays no part whatsoever.
Perhaps you were still wondering how Arnold got in? Smacks of Florida!!!! (tags)
Recall Arnold, you've been had by Bush & Co.
Marching By Candlelight For Gwen (tags)
October 3, 2003 --- Hollywood CA ---- The Transgender Community, friends and allies proceed through "Tranny Town", down Santa Monica Blvd. from Highland Ave. to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery where a eulogy was held for Gwen Araujo.
Tonight! We Interrupt This Empire... film screening in Chinatown! (tags)
Friday, Oct 11, 8PM $5-10 Sliding scale, suggested donation at C-Level (http://www.c-level.cc)
Oct 10, 11 'We Interrupt This Empire...' Film Screenings (tags)
Thursday Oct 10, 7:30PM at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood Friday Oct 11, 8PM at C-Level in Chinatown Some of the filmmakers will be present at the screenings for Q & As.
The Call for a National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and (tags)
Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride Rally a Huge Success! (tags)
As the culmination of Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, on Saturday, October 4th, tens of thousands of immigrant workers joined friends and allies for a fabulous rally in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York.
The U.S. and Israel's Criminal Intent and October 25th. (tags)
But the question is not whether the public can see the criminal behavior of these regimes but rather, where do these regimes go from here?
MILLIONS AVOID NON-OCCUPATION RALLIES (tags)
Virtually everyone stays home.
A historic message — Justice for immigrants (tags)
WASHINGTON – Busloads of Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders brought their agenda into the heart of the nation’s political arena, Oct. 1, demanding Congress enact comprehensive reform of the nation’s immigration laws.
Kleptocratic States of America (tags)
"Cronyism is an important factor in the Iraqi debacle. It's not just that reconstruction is much more expensive than it should be. The really important thing is that cronyism is warping policy: By treating contracts as prizes to be handed to their friends, administration officials are delaying Iraq's recovery, with potentially catastrophic consequences.
North American Palestine Conference at Rutgers! (tags)
Despite all attacks - from Zionist forces, from University administration, from the State and the Governor - the Rutgers conference on Palestine, the Third North American Conference on the Palestine Solidarity Movement, is CONTINUING ON and GOING STRONG!! October 10-12, 2003.
Schwarzenegger Threat: Progressives Debate What To Do Now (tags)
KPFA hosted an hour long discussion/debate on the subject of what progressives should do now that Arnold's poll numbers are strengthening. A variety of positions are aired, and while some of the arguments are the sort you would expect the debate is nonetheless thoughtful.
LA Transgenders Remember Gwen, Other Tragedies & Triumps of 2002-2003 (tags)
As the October 3 one year anniversay of the brutal slaying of Bay Area Transgender teen Gwen Araujo is remembered, Los Angeles' large community can recall other tragedies, and triumphs of the past year.
$100,000 Donation trumps 400 Violations (tags)
Sierra Club spokesman Carl Zichella said the $100,000 donation from Tim Blixseth's developement company demonstrates Schwarzenegger's insensitivity to the environment. "I can see one violation or even a handful on a single project, but more than 400? You really have to be trying to violate so many environmental laws."
Action Alert! Protests in Long Beach to Stop the Pillage of our Oceans (tags)
Shut down the West Coast Seafood Show/National Fisheries Institute Meetings, Oct. 11-12, October in Long Beach
The Rutgers Palestine Divestment Conference is ON and GOING STRONG!! (tags)
Despite all attacks - from Zionist forces, from University administration, from the State and the Governor - the Rutgers conference on Palestine, the Third North American Conference on the Palestine Solidarity Movement, is CONTINUING ON and GOING STRONG!!
CENTRAL VALLEY INDYMEDIA CENTER (tags)
An Indymedia center for the Central Valley in California came one step closer to reality at a meeting held last night in Modesto.
OPEN LETTER TO DIANE FEINSTEIN (tags)
Sherman's situation remains of critical concern. Please take a moment and e-mail email@example.com to add your name to the signature list.
ADD YOUR NAME TO FEINSTEIN'S LETTER (tags)
Sherman's situation remains of critical concern. Please take a moment and e-mail your signature to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pax ptir bello/peace is more powerful than war (tags)
Report from Baghdad from Beirut Indymedia
Poor Americans continue to multiply under Bush as Republicans continue to ignore trend (tags)
A new federal report due out Sept. 26 will show poverty increasing even more. And still Republicans like Bush and Kelsey "Frazier" Grammer continue to ignore the problem.
10,000 marchers back Yale strikers (tags)
New Haven police arrest 100 NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Downtown New Haven came to a standstill Sept. 13 as the nation’s labor movement turned out more than 10,000 union members from the Northeast and as far away as Nevada and Florida in support of striking university and hospital workers at Yale University.
Response to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s press release regarding Sherman Austin’s sentencing (tags)
Response to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s press release regarding Sherman Austin’s sentencing
Response to Dianne Feinstein’s press release regarding Sherman Austin’s sentencing! Please (tags)
Response to Dianne Feinstein’s press release regarding Sherman Austin’s sentencing! Please Fax
Response to Dianne Feinstein’s press release regarding Sherman Austin’s sentencing! (tags)
Response to Dianne Feinstein’s press release regarding Sherman Austin’s sentencing! Please Fax
Response to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s press release regarding Sherman Austin’s sentencing (tags)
Response to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s press release regarding Sherman Austin’s sentencing--Please FAX.
The Fight for New Palestine (Fernwood/The Hood) (full story) (tags)
Every place needs a mythology. It sings for it. When it gets to the point which it is singing then it only hopes that it is heard. I hope I got to transcribe the notes right. It has a certain tone to it -- a certan bassline. This place/my hood/barrio/community, well, it became a place where you knew people cared enough to help each other out
response to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s press release regarding Sherman Austin’s sentencing (tags)
URGENT Response to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s press release regarding Sherman Austin’s sentencing!
Al Giordano interviews Latuff (tags)
Exclusive interview with Brazilian cartoonist Latuff for Al Giordano's Big, Left, Outside.
The Governator (tags)
One witnesses account of Schwarzenegger's campaign kick off.
Ron Kovac (tags)
Speaking at Occupy the Occupiers - Event sponsored by the Not in Our Name project
Bidding for the Bomb Lab: UC and LANL (tags)
Expect the University of California to bid for the contract to manage the Los Alamos nuclear weapons lab.
Coming to LA: COLLECTIVE PRANKS, PROTEST GRAPHICS, AND SPACE RECLAMATION (tags)
Counterproductiveindustries.com presents COLLECTIVE PRANKS, PROTEST GRAPHICS, AND SPACE RECLAMATION, a west coast tour of Retooling Dissent, the video documenting creative resistance projects from protests against the World Economic Forum.
Nader endorses Green Party candidate Peter Camejo for governor (tags)
Appearing at the Green Party's San Francisco headquarters, Nader said California voters should take advantage of the unprecedented recall, calling it "a great opportunity for people to rethink their role in a democratically governed system." He said Camejo understood the state's fiscal crisis better than other candidates.
White House Link To 9-11 Plot Found (tags)
Condoleezza Rice warned SF mayor Willie Brown not to fly on 9-11.
A Revolutionary View of the California Recall and Bipartisan Budget Crisis (tags)
Don’t Throw Your Vote Away by Giving It to the Democrats or the Republicans! OUT WITH THEM ALL! DON’T VOTE YES OR NO ON THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNORS RECALL The Recall is a Trap to Make Workers Pay for the Capitalist Crisis! VOTE FOR THE SOCIALIST CANDIDATE C.T. WEBER for GOVERNOR! PEACE & FREEDOM PARTY Organize Now to Build a Workers Party!
CALL TO ACTION! (tags)
Across the country cities are networking together to bring about justice for the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty and John Clarke! Don't let the government win in the fight for people's rights! We need your help!
Recall of Gov Davis Guaranteed on Oct 7 (tags)
With the California Supreme Court's rejection on 8/7/03 of all the lawsuits attacking the recall election of 10/7/03, the recall of the worst governor in California history, Gray Davis, and the effective demise of one capitalist party in California, the Democrats, is guaranteed.
GOVERNOR DAVIS SIGNS CALIFORNIA'S HISTORIC GENDER IDENTIY RIGHTS BILL (tags)
Landmark Measure by San Francisco Assemblyman Mark Leno is first of three LGBT Bills to Reach Davis' Desk
Election 2004 Coming UP... Is Anyone Fit To Run? (tags)
Why has American academia turned anti-American? Why should anyone be embarrassed at being white? What's the big deal about a long-abolished slavery issue? Is anyone other than Ron Paul or Tom Tancredo fit to run this nation?
US anti-war activists hit by secret airport ban (tags)
After more than a year of complaints by some US anti-war activists that they were being unfairly targeted by airport security, Washington has admitted the existence of a list, possibly hundreds or even thousands of names long, of people it deems worthy of special scrutiny at airports.
Liberty: Solutions--Solving the tenacious problem of homelessness (tags)
Libertarians have SOLVED homelessness! Just eliminate all zoning laws, land-use regulations, growth-control measures, and building codes that increse housing costs -- but don't be surprised when your matchstick house collapses in an earthquake or becomes poisoned by the chemical factory next-door -- "Live and let live"
Election Frauder Willie Brown Supports Death Penalty Democrat Gov Davis (tags)
Election Frauder "mayor" Willie Brown of San Francisco, who sits in office with 40% of the vote plus election fraud, and is known for being anti-tenant and anti-public power, showed up at a unity rally on July 19, 2003 for his equally reactionary friend, Gov. Gray Davis, who is best known for promoting the death penalty, prisons and private power, all good reasons to recall this worst governor in California history.
Where Was The Color In Seattle? Looking for reasons why the Battle was so White (tags)
"I was at the jail where a lot of protesters were being held and a big crowd of people was chanting 'This Is What Democracy Looks Like!' At first it sounded kind of nice. But then I thought: is this really what democracy looks like? Nobody here looks like me." --Jinee Kim, Bay Area youth organizer
PROTEST RACIST FOX TV THIS THURS. IN HOLLYWOOD (tags)
"Banzai" is the most obnoxiously racist show to have been on a major network in some time. Premiering on FOX Sunday evening, the show is so full of anti-Asian racist stereotypes that it takes one's breath away. From the announcer's painful pidgin "Engrish", to the kanji writing characters flashed onscreen that make absolutely no sense... this show is a throwback to the days of "Charlie Chan."
Coffee House Teach-Ins gets grants to keep hope alive... (tags)
teachins continue after grants awarded to Coffee House Teach-Ins
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett for President? Some Green Party voters say "Yes&q (tags)
Moveon.org's primary was yet another attempt to marginalize the Green Party. Here is your chance to participate in a Green primary.
FCC Agents Visit San Francisco LIberation Radio (tags)
I saw it on the S.F Indymedia and thought it should be posted
Why the U.S. must invade Canada -- now (tags)
It didn't support the war, it's soft on pot and gays, its economy is rolling and U.S. troops are bored. Anyway, reasons to invade countries are no longer needed!
Declare Independence From Corporate Media (tags)
Celebrate July 4th By Declaring Independence From Corporate Media
The Doctrine of The Left (tags)
Liberal dementia is a crisis of epic proportions. No doubt.
Bechtel Gives to Democrats & Republicans (tags)
Bechtel Group, Inc., an engineering and construction firm just awarded a contract to build in Iraq, gives to both Democrats and Republicans.
From Fairbanks to Miami, 29 Cities to Protest or Celebrate Court Decision (tags)
THE U.S.A. WAITS WHILE CANADA CELEBRATES: From Fairbanks to Miami, 29 U.S. Cities to Protest or Celebrate Supreme Court Decision on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Rights
Clear Channel Is A Subsidiary Of Bush, Inc (tags)
t's no coincidence that Clear Channel executives Tom Hicks and L. Lowry Mays have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to Bush's gubernatorial and presidential campaign coffers. Or that Clear Channel gave $119,370 in "soft money" to Republicans in 2001-2002, this on top of the $82,850 it gave in 2000. (Democrats, meanwhile, got $25,000 in soft money in that same three-year period.)
Clear Channel Bush INC. (tags)
Why the land of the brave is becoming the land of the slave.
Republicans Gone Wild! The Corporate Orgy in Iraq (tags)
The Corporate Orgy in Iraq and hardcore Republican porn.
Clear Channel: the Media Mammoth that Stole the Airwaves (tags)
Clear Channel Communications of San Antonio may not be a household name yet, but in less than six years it has rocketed to a place alongside NBC and Gannett as one of the largest media companies in the United States. The mega-company has gained a reputation for its ugly hardball tactics. Clear Channel has played a leading role in destroying media diversity in the United States. And yes, it is the same media company that allegedly "blacklisted" certain songs following September 11, including Cat Stevens' Peace Train and John Lennon's Imagine.
9/11: Why Weren't U.S. Fighters Scrambled? (tags)
Let's look at some possible intercept times... An F-15 strike eagle flies at 1850 nmps. That is Mach 2.5 . This aircraft, according to the USAF's own website, goes from "scramble order" to 29000 feet in 2.5 minutes. New York City is 71 miles from McGuire AFB in NJ . At Mach 2, this plane could travel from the ground in NJ to NYC, in under 7 minutes.
Overcoming Violence (tags)
"I compare this new movement with the early battles for the abolition of slavery in the 18th century..At that time a hundred years were needed to abolish slavery, end child labor and introduce minimum wages..We need a different economic globalization from below..
A History of Secret Human Experimentation by U.S. Gov. (tags)
Hi, I'm from the Government and I'm here to help you.
FBI Admits: No Evidence Links 'Hijackers' to 9-11 (tags)
Since frescaw and some of the other Trolls keep harping on the evil Muslim hijackers I thought this article worth a return visit.
FOUR DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST BECHTEL (tags)
Plan an action at the LA office on June 5th!FOUR DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST BECHTEL AND THE CORPORATE INVASION OF IRAQ June 1 – June 5, 2003
The Liar in Speech, The Bush Lesion Begins to Pus (tags)
Just as George Bush and his criminal gang stole election 2000 by committing high crimes and misdemeanors, today the commander and thief in his speech before the Coast Guard commencement class attempted to steal the real answer to "Why do they hate us?".
Antiwar Activism: Queers & Veterans Unite! (tags)
Note about upcoming Veterans for Peace convention in San Francisco.
State of California monitored war protesters (tags)
Oakland Tribune: State monitored war protesters Intelligence agency does not distinguish between terrorism and peace activism
The Rational Destruction of Yugoslavia (tags)
Now that the United States has completed a so-called humanitarian intervention in Iraq, I believe it is very informative to look back at the previous one in Yugoslavia. A brilliant analysis by noted author and political scientist Michael Parenti.
Bechtel tied to bin Ladens (tags)
Osama bin Laden family members invested $10M in an equity fund run by former Bechtel unit. http://money.cnn.com/2003/05/05/news/companies/war_bechtel/index.htm
RADIO SUBVERSION for the week of 04/28/03 (tags)
RADIO SUBVERSION is a weekly audio netcast with news, views, music and humor from the Left side of the internet.
Green Ejected For Collecting Signatures; Suburbs May Be Hazardous To Your Health (tags)
Green news and opion updated daily
War brings business to Feinstein spouse (tags)
Charles Lewis, executive of the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity watchdog group in Washington, says that "regardless of whether there is a direct conflict of interest, it's useful to know that the spouse of a sitting senator is getting richer because of what's going on in the world."
Rebuilding Iraq: Political Contributions of Corporate Winners (tags)
It's not what you know...it's who you know! That old adage couldn't be more true, as contractors jockey for position for the US. Government's "Corporate Dash For Cash" being held in Washington . Not coincidentally, many of these contractors just happened to contribute rather generously to the Bush Presidential campaign. Open Secrets has all the juicy details on their web site:
Bechtel corruption info. (tags)
Bechtel Corporation Info. -- Employees: 47,000 -- Current projects: 900 -- Countries: 60 -- Ownership: Bechtel family -- Founded: 1898 -- Major projects: BART, Boston's Big Dig, Hoover Dam and the Channel Tunnel rail link between Britain and France. -- Revenues: $13.4 billion (2001)
Are the Democrats covering up Senator Feinstein's link to war profiteering? (tags)
Why are Congressional Democrats silent about the Perini Corporation?
San Francisco High School Students Fast for Peace (tags)
Spring Break Fast: Teach-in for Peace and Education
Jubilant Crowd Dismantles Statue of Bush (tags)
In a visual moment that will go down in history, a jubilant San Francisco crowd toppled a statue of George W. Bush, a symbol of the illegitimate regime that had long oppressed the American people.
GOOD NEWS FOR SENATOR FEINSTEIN (tags)
The firm her husband owns a substantial interest in just won a lucrative U.S. Army contract last week to help President George W. Bush wage his imperialist wars in the Middle East!
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.
Boycotts Brew as Baghdad Burns (tags)
Don't let your money flow freely and ignorantly into the pockets of those whose actions you oppose. Find out more about the Global Boycott for Peace.
Oakland antiwar protest gets ugly (tags)
OAKLAND, California (CNN) -- Police used "sting balls," wooden projectiles and bean bags Monday to control a crowd of about 600 antiwar demonstrators attempting to block two gates leading to a large shipping company at the Port of Oakland.
A History Of US Secret Human Experimentation (tags)
The phrase "we're from the Government we're here to help you" generally earns a nose wrinkle of mirthful derision. There is really little funny about the governments misdeeds in violating the rights of it's citizens by using them as unwitting "experimental animals".
Do-rag-gate: Making a Difference (tags)
Do-rag-gate: Making a Difference
L A Zoo Elephant Friends to be Parted After 17 Years (tags)
For the Elephants...
a true patriot (tags)
conscientious objector deserves our support
The Peace Movement is Being Hijacked by the Liberals? (tags)
It's very easy after all hard work has been done for those that have without any democracy involved to take the reins of the peace movement and steer it nose first into the ground.
Americans say NO to preemptive war (tags)
WASHINGTON – Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) told a protest rally in San Francisco a few weeks ago that George W. Bush has “awakened a sleeping giant,” the worldwide movement to stop his doctrine of unilateral, preemptive war on Iraq.
UPDATE: Non-violent Direct Action at Vandenberg AFB (tags)
Activists infiltrate the heart of the machine that commands the US war against Iraq: Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California.
Draft Michael Moore '04 (tags)
Action at the Academy Awards: Get Michael Moore to Run for President!
M20: QUEERS ZAP HALLIBURTON (tags)
+++CALLING ALL QUEERS CALLING ALL QUEERS CALLING ALL QUEERS+++
Westwood Protest Continues (tags)
According to a live report just aired on Fox 11 news in Los Angeles, the anti-war protest at the Westwood Federal Building is still ongoing.
Craig Rosenbaugh on the Anti-War Struggle (tags)
An excellent analysis of why the peace movements fail to stop war and a call for radical direct action.
The Fifth Column Left Declares War (tags)
The peace movement is not about peace, that it is a fifth column communist movement to destroy America and give victory to our totalitarian enemies.
About the "Kill a cop for the cause!" Redding Murder Case (tags)
Since those despotic rulers over at sf imc won't allow anything on this issue to stay up on the forum for more than 15 minutes, I thought we might like to keep track of this murder case over here in LA.
Peace Marches (tags)
A collection of photographs from the marches in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Craig Rosebraugh on the Anti-War struggle (tags)
As the U.S. led military campaign gets fully under way in the very near future, the question remains… how far is the anti-war movement in the United States willing to go to stop the U.S. government and its unceasing atrocities? How far are you willing to go, what are you willing to do to stop the massive bloodshed once again caused by the U.S. government?
MARCH 15 MASS RALLY AND MARCH - DOWNTOWN LA INFO (tags)
As events in Washington, the UN, and abroad come to a head, and the war spectre looms large over the people of Iraq, it's even more important and imperative for us, ordinary American citizens, to come out and voice our concerns over the Bush Administration's increasingly perilous drive towards war. You have a voice, and you are not alone. Stand up, speak out, and take the streets!
Mass Transition: The Gold Line's Challenge to N.E. Los Angeles (tags)
The new Gold Line light-rail project and gentrification in Northeast Los Angeles From the Arroyo Arts Collective Newsletter vol14, no2 March/April 2003
MARCH 8: Thousands of Women Stream into DC for Anti-War March & Rally Int'l Women's Day (tags)
Women from Kansas, Vermont, Oregon, Texas and dozens of other states have begun arriving in Washington, DC--dressed in pink--to participate in the women-led rally and march that will be held on Saturday, March 8, International Women's Day.
MARCH 5: National Student Strike-BOOKS NOT BOMBS (tags)
The “National Student Strike for Books Not Bombs,” will take place tomorrow, March 5th on campuses across the US and the world. Tens of thousands thousands of US students will stop participating in business as usual for some part of the day to demonstrate to the world that the campuses do not accept the Bush vision of endless war decreased opportunity.
KEY EMBASSIES, UN MISSIONS, and CONSULATES CONTACT INFO (tags)
You can make a difference from your home! Take email/phone action now!
EMAIL/PHONE ACTION! Contact Consulates/Embassies! (tags)
You can make a difference from your home! Take email/phone action now!
MARCH 5: BOOKS NOT BOMBS! - National Student Strike (tags)
The National Student Strike for Books Not Bombs, will take place March 5th on campuses across the US and the world. The strike is building a wave of campus sentiment against the Bush Administration’s war plans in Iraq. The event was originally called for and is being coordinated by the National Youth and Student Peace Coalition (NYSPC), a collection of 15 student and youth organizations whose members organizations represent large and diverse constituencies stretching across the US.
Usual suspects are behind anti-war protests (tags)
The sponsor of the New York rally was the umbrella group United for Peace and Justice, which can be described as the crazy far-left on its best behavior. he stench arising from the organizers attracts zero interest in the mainstream press. Writing in National Review, Byron Scott called it "the story no one wants to hear about the anti-war movement." If anti-war demonstrations were being organized by a tobacco company or the Augusta National Golf Club, the liberal establishment would erupt in screams of protest. No screaming now, though. These sponsors are just off-the-wall loonies and Stalinist front groups.
The Criminalization of the Peace Movement (tags)
Infiltrators, saboteurs, and media coverage are determined to make criminals of ordinary citizens.
Call LA City Council to Support Anti-War Resolution (tags)
On Feb. 18, seven members of the Los Angeles City Council voted "yes" today after Eric Garcetti eloquently introduced the No War In Iraq resolution which was seconded by Ruth Galanter. The only problem at City Council today was IT NEEDED 8 VOTES TO PASS! The seven voting "yes"---Cindy Miscikowski, Ed Reyes, Nate Holden, Janice Hahn, Ruth Galanter, Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti------needed an eighth vote. Please join us City Council again on Friday, Feb. 21 10:00 a.m. City Hall Chambers for what could be a historic day if we get the votes!
ANSWER does it again. Your Anti-war Group is a Fascist Authoritarian Vanguard (tags)
ANSWER is NOT the answer
The social construction of consciousness (tags)
This paper gives a theoretical discussion of the source and methodology of the social construction of consciousness. The first section introduces the piece. The second establishes the relationship between "interests" and "consciousness." The third describes growing inequality in the US. The fourth develops the structural source of consciousness. The fifth details the interlocking nature of politics and economy in the US. The sixth section discusses how our consciousness can be constructed. The final section offers some solutions.
The World Says No to War in Iraq (tags)
http://rwor.org - Revolutionary Worker Online http://rwor.org/resistance -RW resource page on resisting the juggernaut of war and repression http://2changetheworld.info - Discuss revolutionary strategy and the RCP's Draft Programme
Orange County F15 photos (tags)
Panoramic views of the Laguna Beach Peace Vigil and the city of Orange rally at Hart Park.
Pacifica Coverage of FEB 15 *** 8 Hours, in 30 min MP3s // PROGRAM DRIVER PAGE (tags)
Pacifica Radio coverage of Feb. 15, 2003. MP3 files for download or streaming.
SPFPA America's Union for Security Professionals (tags)
SPFPA ANNOUNCES NEW STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN : RESPECT FOR CALIFORNIA SECURITY PROFESSIONALS
Michael Lerner: Should He Speak? (tags)
Biting Satire Exposing Lerner's Ego.
Rabbi Rift (tags)
Lerner, ANSWER, etc
A Jewish Response to Rabbi Lerner Flap (tags)
A report from the "Jewish Voice for Peace" organization on the so-called "banning" of Rabbi Lerner by ANSWER
Let's Call Bush on his Bogus Terror Threats (tags)
The resistance is growing to the mind numbing propaganda from sources like CNN...
The TRUTH regarding the "banning" of Rabbi Lerner (tags)
David Corn and Marc Cooper of The Nation have launched a campaign against ANSWER for the so-called "banning" of Rabbi Lerner from the speakers podium. Nothing could be further from the truth.
SOA Trial Update: Final Group of Human Rights Activists Sentenced (tags)
Nuns, Priests, Veterans, Professors and Students Testified Against Double Standard in War on Terrorism, Put SOA and U.S. Foreign Policy on Trial
Let Anti-War Rabbi Michael Lerner Speak (tags)
Rabbi Michael Lerner has been banned from speaking at the antiwar rally in San Francisco this Sunday, February 16. One of the rally organizers, Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER), has stated that it will not allow a "pro-Israel" speaker to take the stage.
ANSWER does it again: The Banning of Rabbi Lerner (tags)
The Banning of Rabbi Lerner by David Corn
Nuns, Priests, Vets, Students Get Prison for SOA Protest (tags)
Defendants Testified Against Double Standard in War on Terrorism, Put SOA and U.S. Foreign Policy on Trial
Human Rights Activists On Trial for Action at SOA (tags)
Defendants Aim to Expose Double Standard in War on Terrorism, Put SOA and US Foreign Policy on Trial
Protests slow down Bush rush to war (tags)
WASHINGTON – George W. Bush’s rush toward war on Iraq ran into a human wall Jan. 18 as anti-war protesters packed the streets of Washington, San Francisco, Tucson, Portland, Oregon, Toronto, Canada and 20 other cities chanting “Peace now!” and “No blood for oil!”
West HOllywood passes Anti-War Resolution (tags)
Anti-War Resolution Passes West Hollywood City Council
San Francisco Peace March (tags)
Images of the San Francisco Peace March
Anarchists Break from ANSWER protest (tags)
A Call for Peace on Nixon's Doorstep (tags)
The Los Angeles Times reports that 800 people attended the anti-war protest at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California
2000 Anarchists go on Rampage in San Francisco (tags)
TWO THOUSAND ANARCHISTS GO ON RAMPAGE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Tens of thousands in S.F. demand Bush abandon war plans (SF Chronicle) (tags)
From San Francisco to Washington, D.C., from Paris to Tokyo, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the world's streets Saturday to protest potential military action against Iraq by the Bush administration and its allies.
1/18: Latest News from Iraq and Antiwar Movements (tags)
By: PeaceNoWar.net URL: http://www.PeaceNoWar.net **For more protest infromation across the US and the World, please check our Protest Calendar URL: http://www.peacenowar.net/Region.htm
LA City Council Anti-War Resolution (tags)
A compliation of information...we can do this.
Report on Layoffs Killed (tags)
The Bush administration, under fire for its handling of the economy, has quietly killed off a Labor department program that tracked mass layoffs by US companies. This article originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle is available on www.corpwatch.org
Breaking the Silence on the Israel Lobby (tags)
I placed much of the blame for the escalation of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the actions of the organized American Jewish community and by individual Jews working independently who over the years have successfully stifled, intimidated, and marginalized critics of Israeli policies.
THE STAGING OF 911 (tags)
Nobody will ever find out the real criminals behind the scenes.
Thousands in LA Protest Possible War (AP) (tags)
Thousands march to protest a possible war with Iraq in downtown Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003. The chanting marchers headed toward the federal building where a rally was planned.(AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Thousands Rally Against War in Iraq, Push Peace (LAT) (tags)
Protest in Downtown L.A. (BRIAN WALSKI / LAT)
CNN & LAPD grossly underestimate crowd size (tags)
Funny, CNN quotes the wrong LAPD estimates. LAPD reports 3000. See the LA Times story below with differing estimates
Rookie's view from Los Angeles (tags)
A rookie's-eye-view of the Jan 11 Los Angeles protest. It's all about coming together.
LA Anti-War Protest: at least 20,000 (tags)
At least 20,000 demonstrate in Los Angeles against the Bush Administration and their plans for war.
The Animal and Earth Liberation Front - MORE! UPDATES FROM THE FRONTLINES! (tags)
The Relentless Determination of those Volunteers from the Animal and Earth Liberation Fronts Continue into the New Year!!! What follows are some highlights of actions and information taken from various websites.
UTLA mobilizes for antiwar demo in SF (tags)
LA teachers' union sends bus to national antiwar demonstration in San Francisco next weekend!
Oil coup-strike-lockout is for the rich. Help President Chavez! Search Venezuela news. (tags)
In 1974 80% of oil income went to the state. Today 80% of Venezuelan oil income goes to the rich, and to "operating costs." Only 20% goes to the state. Chavez reforms will help reverse this in January 2003. This is why the coup-plotters, "strike"-promoters, and corporate media are in such a hurry to overthrow the fairly-ELECTED Chavez government. They want to prevent these reforms, and reverse others already-implemented. Reforms that help the poor and lower middle class. Massive corporate-media disinformation, destabilization campaign going on inside Venezuela. Support President Chavez! Please forward widely.
pbnberkeley news notice - 12/30/02 (tags)
Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR ON IRAQ!
GEORGE SOROS' EVIL EMPIRE IS EXPOSED (Attn: LA Indymedia) (tags)
This is an interesting analysis of Billionaire finanical predator, George Soros, and his covert funding and sponsorship of the pro-establisment "Peace movement" in the USA. Soros' empire not only has its tentacles in the Peace movement but also in the (cough, cough)"Alternative" media outlets which have desperately tried to downplay and smear any questioning of US government sponsorship/involvement in 9-11 as "conspiracy theory." Soros has also provided funding to Indymedia(!) with its contribution to LA Indymedia during the protests at the Democratic Party convention in 2000.
pbnberkeley news notice - 12/27/02 (tags)
Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR ON IRAQ!
NO WAR - New York Times Ad (tags)
TopangaPeaceAlliance list-serve announcement. Pass it on.
Big Successful Anti-War Rally in Hollywood (tags)
A Thank You note to the people of LA from some of the event's organizers.
Mass rally. Tomorrow, Sat 21, 1 pm, Westwwod (tags)
Federal dragnet arrests hundreds of innocent immigrants. Activist coalition calls mass protest. Sat. Dec 21, 1:00 pm, Westwood Federal Bldg., LA CA
Coffee House Teach-Ins to Go National (tags)
LA Coffee House Teach-Ins, with six successful bookstore and coffee house teach-ins under their proverbial belt, and two more, Dec. 18 and Dec. 21, are poised to go national, as requests start to come in from New York, San Francisco, and Pennsylvania to do localized teach-ins with art, music, speakers, politics, and more.
pbnberkeley news notice - 12/12/02 (tags)
Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR!
Student Anti-War Conference in Toronto, Canada (tags)
Students Against Sanctions & War in Iraq (SASWI) would like to invite all students from across Canada and Québec (and the US) to participate in the Pan-Canadian Student Anti-War Conference at the University of Toronto from January 30 to February 2, 2003.
Say NO to the moo SEIU Unity Plan (tags)
SEIU is trying to Rob its Members
NLRB issues complaint against SEIU for threatening San Francisco janitors (tags)
One More Example of the Corruption in the SEIU
NLRB issues complaint against SEIU for threatening San Francisco janitors (tags)
One More Example of the Corruption in SEIU
Setting the Record Straight- RCP on the Anti War Movement (tags)
In response to a article written on Salon.com
pbnberkeley news notice - 11/30/02 (tags)
Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity!
22 American Cities Have Passed Anti-War Resolutions (tags)
To date, 22 American cities have passed anti-war resolutions.
Report Backs/ N20 Not In Our Name Youth (tags)
more reports coming in
The ILWU From Bridges to Spinosa (tags)
Great article on the dockworkers
Freedom Bus on its way to California! (tags)
Serviced Bus New Freedom Bus delayed. The bus was serviced and repaired after being without heat for 36 hours. This delayed the arrival of the freedom riders in Kansas.
Airline Mechanics To Picket LAX To Protest Wage Cutting (tags)
Rank and file airline mechanics from UAL, American and other carriers will be protesting wage cutting and concessions on Wed Nov 20 at LA and other aiports. They need help.
Joel Andreas, International Action Center and Sitar & Tabla Maestros on CMF (tags)
Joel Andreas, author of Addicted to War an illustrated expose, the International Action Center, world renowned sitar player and student to Ravi Shankar Kartik Seshadri as well as one of Shankar's Tabla player Arup Chattopadhyay.
Photos: Citibank shut down in San Francisco! (tags)
Photos from Citibank shut down in San Francisco. Lockdowns at four citi financial centers and a great flying banner! November 14, 2002, 7:30-9:30 am. Congratulations and thanks! to all involved.
Nov20 National Day of Student/youth Action (tags)
Catellus: The Octopus Reborn (tags)
This story is part of a series I am publishing in Indymedia that exposes the largest case of insider trading ever exposed. I am writing it under a penname as it is very dangerous.
How NBC (tags)
Chuck Henry of NBC Local News explaining how NBC chooses its news items, how NBC counts protesters, how we should get informed. [222 seconds - WAV file]
PROTEST OF NEARLY 100,000 IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (tags)
PROTEST OF NEARLY 100,000 IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
350 Rally & March for Peace in San Diego communtiy of Ocean Beach (tags)
350 people gather to support peace and oppose a military invasion of Iraq.
Coverage of Oct. 26 demos: 8 Hours! (16 MP3 files - click article to see all) (tags)
Pacifica Radio's 8 hour special program on October 26, 2002 demonstations.
PROTEST OF NEARLY 100,000 IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (tags)
PROTEST OF NEARLY 100,000 IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
SAN FRANCISCO, Anarchist-Communists in San Francisco Breakaway from 100,000-strong Demo (tags)
Over 3000 people deserted the IAC rally and the IAC speakers and the police-approved protest to take back the streets of SF.
Over 700 Bid Farwell to Slain Transgender Teen (tags)
Over 700 family, friends and transgenders gave a solemn farwell Friday to Gwen Lida Araujo, the 17 year old transgender woman who was brutally murdered in an Oct. 3 hate crime in Northern California.
OCT. 26th in JAPAN! (tags)
Washington D.C. and San Francisco were not the only cities holding anti-war demonstrations on Oct. 26th.
OCT. 26th in Germany! (tags)
Washington D.C. and San Francisco were not the only cities rocked by massive anti-war demonstrations on Oct. 26th.
Come March for Peace! (tags)
Stop the War Against Iraq Before it Starts! The Green Party is the "Peace" Party! Come March for Peace!
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.
Dump Dan Savage (tags)
Bukowski & Event (tags)
LITERARY L.A. GANG TO GATHER FOR A “BUKOWSKI &” EVENT THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 7, 5 p.m.
Water for All: Stopping Privatization in California and Beyond (tags)
Both locally and globally, campaigns to stop water privatization are gaining momentum. In California, there was a big victory against the Cadiz proposal to subsidize a private company to tap native underground Mojave desert water and sell it back to the public.
Hate Crime Wave Drifts North: Bay Area Teens Slay Transgender Girl, Age 17 (tags)
The recent wave of hate crimes against queer folk has worsened, and spread to Northern California, as the following LA Times story reports:
So. Central Green Lt. Gov. Candidate Donna Warren Silenced by LA Times Poll!! Write them! (tags)
This is not a democracy!!
All out for OCTOBER 22nd Day of Protest Against Police Brutality (tags)
The call and regional logistics.
Oct. 26 Protest in Los Angeles (tags)
Will there be any protest actions in Los Angeles on October 26th?
October 6: Tens of thousands pledge: (tags)
Tens of thousands said it together on October 6--in dozens of rallies and gatherings across the U.S., on banners and T-shirts, signs and songs, in chants, speeches and a solemn common pledge of resistance. Everywhere, on banners, flyers, signs and shirts was that photo of our beautiful planet floating in space--as a symbol of unity across borders and dreams of a better world.
BTL:Religious Leaders Oppose White House Drive for War with Iraq (tags)
Interview Robert Edgar, general secretary of the National Council of Churches by Scott Harris
How Anti-Smoking HELPS the Cig Industry (tags)
The best way for corporate criminals AND Globalization forces to Limit Protest and to Control the Debate is...to Pretend to Be Their Own Enemy. Working well, so far.
UPDATE: Sunday Oct 6 protest in L.A. (tags)
We have an amazing lineup of 30+ speakers, musicians, spoken word, and more - in addition to the march itself.
Big anti-war protest this Sunday (tags)
On Sunday Oct 6 there will be nationwide antiwar protests. The L.A. protest will be at the Federal Bldg in Westwood , 1-6 PM
PMA brings armed thugs to Federal Mediation meeting, ILWU walks out (tags)
wondering whats up down at the docks?
Not In Our Name Protest October 6th (tags)
Sunday October 6 - War Without End? NOT IN OUR NAME! Westwood Federal Building 1pm
At long last, victory for the farmworkers! (tags)
It took a public appeal to the conscience to get the governor to drop his checkbook!
War Without End? Not In Our Name O6 (tags)
Info for the Upcoming Days of Resistance Oct. 6 &7th
“One Crime Seen From Every Point Of View” (tags)
Oil at any cost? The debate is only beginning. Photo: “National Day of Protest” San Francisco 9/28/02 Sponsored by International A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition
West Coast Ports Stay Shut (tags)
Shippers: W. Coast Ports Stay Shut - Sun Sep 29,11:35 PM ET - By JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press Writer
2,000 Demonstrate Against War in Westwood 9-14 (tags)
2,000 gathered at the Westwood Federal Building on Saturday afternoon for a spirited rally, and then marched through Westwood Village chanting and carrying signs against U.S. war on Iraq.
9.11.02 176 Peace Events in Seven Countries (tags)
Here's a short summary of a few of the events closer to home.
911 Commemoration Statement Not In Our Name (tags)
Relying on failed strategies Union leaders place ILWU victory in jeopardy (tags)
Relying on big business politicians and refusing to mobilize their members to confront the employers' attacks is a strategy that has led to defeat after defeat for organized labor despite great sacrifice and heroism from the rank and file union member. There is little indication in the ILWU/PMA struggle that change is on the way.
Sept. 6 - National Call-in Day to Oppose the RAVE Act! (tags)
Call your senators on Friday, September 6 - National Call-in Day to Oppose the RAVE Act!
POLICE BRUTALITY DID NOT DIE ON SEPT 11TH (tags)
The following post is for the October 22nd coalition that is planning demonstrations against police brutality in cities across the U.S. Check the new call and contacts in your area.
Call for Mega Critical Mass! (tags)
As Shrub prepares to start yet another oil war in Iraq, now is the time to strike back!
Help California farm laborers, now more than ever! (tags)
You can do something RIGHT NOW to improve working conditions and the standard of living of the people whose hands harvest your food!
Philip Whalen Memorial Reading (tags)
Major poetry figure, Zen Buddhist priest, and all around good guy, Philip Whalen will be remembered August 30th in San Francisco.
SEIU are UNION BUSTERS (tags)
SEIU - SF Janitors To Picket Union Hall & Andy Sterns House by Bay Area Workers Democracy Network email@example.com (415)861-6810
World Leaders Debate Environment and Economics at Largest UN Summit Ever Held (tags)
World leaders, activists, and business elite gather in Johannesburg to decide the fate of the planet in what is shaping up to be merely another clash between globolizatiion proponents who want to impose free markets and privatization as the path to sustainable development, versus environmental and social justice activists who say the neoliberal model is inherently unsustainable.
LA and the Bay: Transgenders Sue Police, Beauty School (tags)
San Francisco Transgendered Man has filed $25 million suit against San Francisco law enforcement officials for brutality and verbal slurs. In a related story, reported earlier on this newswire, attorney Gloria Allred is representing a Transgendered woman in a discrimination lawsuit also announced Aug. 8 against a Los Angeles beauty school that refused to accept her.
Longshore rallies to Bush: Butt out (tags)
“Contract, Yes! Government intervention, No!” was the message of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), the AFL-CIO, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and many mayors at rallies up and down the West Coast, Aug. 12. Thousands took to the streets in protest of a threat by the Bush administration to take over ports militarily in the event that the union decides to strike.
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").
Bound for Iraq? (tags)
Dozens of tanks and other military equipment seen on rail flatbeds this morning(8/15/02).
ILWU faces historic moment for Union and Nation (tags)
ILWU faces historic moment for Union and Nation. story from portland indymedia.
A strange kind of freedom (tags)
We all know about the perils of Islamic fanaticism. But, says Robert Fisk, the biggest threat to liberty in the US may come from other kinds of fundamentalism: Jewish and Christian
RAVE bill scary! kill! kill! (tags)
More YOU Can Do to Stop the RAVE Bill: Call Senators Boxer + Feinstein and ask them to put a HOLD on the bills and to vote against any "unanimous consent request." even if you've called/written already! more below:
NEW LEFT PARTY IN THE US (tags)
NEW LEFT PARTY LAUNCHED IN THE US. NUEVO PARTIDO DE IZQUIERDA NACE EN LOS EEUU. VISIT OUR WEB PAGE / VISITE NUESTRA PAGINA EN LA RED
NEW LEFT PARTY IN THE US (tags)
NEW LEFT PARTY LAUNCHED IN THE US AND INTERNATIONALLY. PLEASE, VISIT OUR WEB PAGE AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.
***DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE FBI AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT*** (tags)
L.A. DOWNTOWN FEDERAL BUILDING Friday, June 28 @ 4 PM FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 213.487.2368
Labor Rally Thursday (tags)
Rally Thursday noon in Wilmington, CA to show support for the ILWU longshore workers.
S.F. attorney: Bush allowed 9/11 (tags)
Reprinted from Sunday's SF Examiner, SF attorney Hilton, a former aide to Bob Dole, claims he has a stronger argument that Bush knew about 911 plot beforehand.
“ATTACK OF THE CLONES” HITS SANTA MONICA VON’S (tags)
As part of a National Day of Action, Consumers in over 100 Cities Leaflet and Protest Outside Safeway (Von’s), Shaw’s, Publix, Food Lion and Food Emporium
Nader flips lid, Asks for NBA Inquiry (tags)
In a surreal turn, R. Nader asks NBA official to review the recent Laker playoff win?!
SF March&Rally - Take it to the Bridge to Stop the War-May 25th in San Francisco (tags)
no more business as usual while the United States carries out its attacks on the peoples of the planet.
March&Rally - Take it to the Bridge to Stop the War - May 25th in San Francisco (tags)
no more business as usual while the United States carries out its attacks on the peoples of the planet.
Ireland: 'opposition' leader gets pie in face" (tags)
Fine Gael leader Micheal Noonan, received a much needed sweet+sloppy snack courtacy of a kindly custard thrower
4.29-No Revolution. (tags)
Sa-I-Gu was no revolution. All this inflated rhetoric about struggle is ignorant.
20,000 March for Peace in San Francisco, April 20 (tags)
On a breezy spring day in San Francisco, April 20, 2002, some 20,000 or more people came from the Western states to march for peace and most importantly, to march for peace in a free Palestine. By making a free Palestine a priority, our peace movement has made a major qualitative advance as it has clearly cast its lot with the dispossessed, the disinherited and the disenfranchised, in a word, the workingclass, which is the class that has the power to make fundamental change as it is labor that creates all wealth.
April 20 SF Peace March: Buses from Los Angeles Available (tags)
April 20, 2002 Peace March in San Francisco: Information on Buses from Los Angeles and location of San Francisco march. From: http://www.iacenter.org
Police Brutality in San Francisco (tags)
Three incredible cases of police brutality in San Francisco, CA
J-Towns See Hope (tags)
Copied from the AZine. Information about Prop 40, a ref. that includes provisions to fund cultural preservation.
Art Humor Photo George Bush Frustrated In San Francisco (tags)
George Bush becomes frustrated when after closing down all medical cannabis clubs that the weed is still be grown and distributed through an underground network and street corner markets. (Art Humor Photo--Japanese Style)
Peace Litmus Test for Candidates (tags)
Elections are another forum of political struggle and to participate, it is always wise to have a litmus test list for deciding on the candidates who should receive your vote. It is the program that must prevail in your decision. The primary issue is war and peace, or in other words, guns or butter, for we cannot have both.
"Fight the Power, Build the Power" Tour hits Los Angeles in March (tags)
A national speaking tour addressing the fight against white supremacy hits Los Angeles this March.
Carmichael Bank: There Was A Trial Already (tags)
when does it end...
ART AGAINST SWEATSHOPS! (tags)
Mark your calendar for this one... and spread the word to all Los Angeles Artists and Labor Activists! Avenue 50 Studio in L.A. will be presenting an important Art Exhibition on Immigration, Exploitation, and Sweatshop Labor. The Exhibit Reception takes place on Saturday Jan. 12th. Listings of other Cultural events can be found on the ART FOR A CHANGE Website.
UCSF Calls in FBI to Stop ACT UP (tags)
Even if you hate ACT UP San Francisco, this should scare the hell out of you. The FBI and the all too powerful and profitable AID$ industry are going after activists. If you don't think this creates precedent to silence all direct-action civil liberties activists, we are all doomed.
PepsiCo goes after Indy Rock (tags)
PepsiCo has just begun a marketing campaign for its new energy drink called "Amp" (http://www.ampenergy.com). What is different about this marketing scheme is that they are using Indy rock bands to sell it!!!
SF AIDS Activists Spend World AIDS Day In Jail (tags)
DAY 6 of San Francisco's jail detention two AIDS activists for challenging AIDS quarantine. Even more chilling is the lack of outcry from local direct-action activists. Will you be next?!?!?
Democratic Post-Traumatic S11 Art Show At Track-16 (tags)
Track 16 Gallery Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave Santa Monica- Originally in Soho NY, this show gathered a collection of images after the S11 tragedy and allowed for the audience to continually add the show creating a "A Democracy of Photographs". The democratic tradition continues in the LA show.
Sep 29-30 Nationwide listing of antiwar protests/meetings/vigils (tags)
No War For "Revenge"! - website for antiwar movements, legal information & news across the country. **URL: www.ActionLA.org/S11 Since some events may change or cancel without advance notice, PLEASE PLEASE call and check with the event organizer before you go. To announce your protest, links, or good information, please send to: ActionLA@ActionLA.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
ACTION ALERT: Tell Pottery Barn No to Sourcing from Burma! (tags)
Please call 1-800-922-9934 and tell the Pottery Barn to stop selling merchandise made in Burma. Email Pottery Barn on their website to tell them you will be boycotting them until they stop sourcing from Burma at http://www.potterybarn.com/cs/index.cfm?sect=emailus&src=hme
The Cielo di San Francisco and Who IS Affected By These Actions (tags)
One of the organizers of the Portland picket of the Italian cargo ship the Cielo di San Francisco explains who was affected by that action and why they chose that target.
Italian ship blocked in Portland is coming to Long Beach!!!! (tags)
The Italian ship, Cielo di San Francisco, which was successfully prevented from unloading in the port of Portland a few days ago by a group of 60 activists (in protest of Italy's brutality during the G8 meetings; the ship is owned by an elite Italian family)is coming to Long Beach!!!! Follow this link to the shipping company's itenerary and turn out in the streets in the port of Long Beach to picket the Cielo, Longshoremen, honor the picket, DON'T UNLOAD THE SHIP!!!
Free Speech Radio Activists Protest the National Assoc. of Home Builders (tags)
2 photos: San Francisco, CA - On July 25th a small group of KPFA free speech radio activists held a demonstration against the National Association of Home Builders.
FBI DECLASSIFIES REPORT LINKING FORMER CIA OFFICIAL WITH DRUG DEALERS (tags)
FBI releases documents under FOIA linking former high level offical of the CIA with drug traffickers
KPFA Flashpoints Radio June 26, 2001, Arial Sharon update (tags)
KPFA Flashpoints Radio June 26, 2001 (link to audio in text below) - Ariel Sharon visits with buddy GW Bush, as Human Rights Watch calls for an investigation into Sharon's role in Lebanese war crimes (15 min) - A Palestinian mural in San Francisco defaced by racists. (18 min) - The current United Nations Conference on AIDS. (20 min)
The imaginary effects of a Trans-American free trade zone: (tags)
In Quebec City, Canada, on April 20, the heads of 34 governments of North, South, Central America, and the Caribbean met in secret with hundreds of corporations to negotiate the terms for the creation of a Free Trade Agreement of the Americas(FTAA). Performance artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena,speculates about its possible repercussions
Camp Runamuck for "Elites"; July14 SanFran Area (tags)
July 14th 2001 is, ironically, also the first day of summer camp for the world's business and political aristocracy and their invited guests. Between 2,000 to 3,000 men will gather at Bohemian Grove, 70 miles north of San Francisco in California's Sonoma County-to sit around the campfire and chew the fat-off-the-record-with ex-presidents, corporate leaders and global financiers.
San Diego/Tijuana FTAA Protest, April 21, 2001 (tags)
Despite uncharacteristic, heavy rains in Tijuana and San Diego there was a large showing at the bi-national protest against the FTAA. Youth activists, union leaders, environmentalists among others gathered together at Larson Park within sight of the demilitarized zone of the U.S. – Mexican Border.