south central los angeles

Public Comment on South Central Farm Site (tags)

Received from Jack Neff of SCF.

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.

Editorial: Jan Perry's Latest Offensive Against the South Central Farm Land (41st & Alameda) (tags)

Tomorrow morning, October 15, City Council is scheduled to vote on Jan Perry's proposal that would release developer Ralph Horowitz of the 2.6-acre green space requirement and make it easier for him to sell the property. And so the future of the 14-acre plot of land, at 41st and Alameda is once again under dispute. Previously the site of the famous South Central Farm, once known as the largest urban farm in the country, if the not world, the land has become the most disputed plot of real-estate in the city. (At the time of its demolition circa 2006, there was a massive community mobilization to save it, and the goal of the farmers to reclaim the land has not died.)

ARCO GAS Selling Crack Pipes in Watts (tags)

This was mailed to info@la.indymedia.org. It's worth reposting, so here it is. An ARCO gas station is caught selling crack pipes near Samuel Gompers Middle School.

Terry "Uncle Ruckus" Anderson dead (tags)

A black man who made it his mission in life to pit the black community of South Central against Hispanics, even while working with white supremacists, has been called home by the devil.

Coming Soon: Anarchy! (tags)

Second Southern California Anarchist Conference and Feria Libertaria

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.

Malt Liquor: Targeting A Community (tags)

Certain types of alcohol, specifically malt liquor, are marketed in impoverished communities of color. Alco-snacks are market to kids.

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.

Youth snatched up by LAPD at MLK parade (COPWATCH) (tags)

Youth snatched up by the LAPD at Martin Luther King Parade in South Central Los Angeles.

South Central Farmers’ Tianguis and Centro Open House Sunday (tags)

South Central Farmers’ Tianguis and Centro Open House Sunday South Central Farmers continue to move forward in pushing their mission statement of providing access to high quality, high nutritious produce and vegetables in South Central Los Angeles. While the politicians fail to address the growing trend of childhood obesity, cardio-vascular diseases in our community the SCF continue to push for local solutions through direct intervention with education and access.

National Latino Congreso Delegates put Councilperson Jan Perry on Notice (tags)

Delegates unanimously endorsed a resolution specifically calling for the City of Los Angeles, City Attorney, Councilperson Perry, Mr. Horowitz to 1) drop all charges against the non-violent civil resisters; 2) for Councilperson Perry to cease her political black mail of Mr. Horowitz, and 3) that all parties should come to the table and negotiate “in good faith” to restore the South Central Farm to the South Central Farmers and the community.

South Central Farmers and Supporters Back In Action! (tags)

The media and the politicians would have you believe that the struggle of the South Central Farmers has gone and disappeared! We have re-organized and are back on the scene to fight injustice and the lack of consideration for the South Central Farmers by the City of Los Angeles and its Politicians.

South Central Farmers Respond to Crack Down on Free Speech by Los Angeles City Council (tags)

We should not be under any illusions that we live in an open and democratic society, at least not in the 9th district or South Central Los Angeles. Let us strip away the mythology, the propaganda, and the "decorum". Its tough to survive in South Central Los Angeles, even if you call it something else..

Villaraigosa's Greening of Los Angeles (tags)

My Vision for LA (Excerpted from Antonio 2005 website position statements) Los Angeles has always been a city of big dreams and bold possibilities. The men and women who helped build a dusty, desert town into our great city were never satisfied with the status quo. They understood that progress depends on people who see what can be rather than what merely is -- and who are willing to work to make it happen.

"WE ARE FARMERS, NOT GARDENERS" (tags)

To say that we are gente de maiz – people of maize -- is to say that we are one: the people, the land and the maize (chile, frijol & nopal, too) are all one.

De Norte o Sur, Este Oeste, Campesinos venceron, Cueste lo Que Cueste (tags)

. Back ground of Farm and more photos of the destruction, grief, pain and rage as the bulldozers started again today. International Days of Solidarity to begin Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

South Central Farm: Arrest Tally (tags)

Today there City Council further shamed itself. By failing ot act they have become accomplices with Ralph Horowitz. A new Palestine and Israel has been kicked off.

South Central Farm: A community Outreach (tags)

An essay regarding the South Central Farm and how it is helping to ease gang and inter-ethnic tensions. Also addresses the farm's ability to allow the community to interact with Chicano and Mexican culure, despite the fact that the farm is not anywhere near Mexico.

"Y Si Nos Echan----Nos Regresamos!" (tags)

We are Here, and We are Not Going. And if you take us Away-- We will Return!

City of Los Angeles Guilty of Enviornmental Racism in South Central Los Angeles (tags)

A. tearing down South Central Farm (14 acre clean air producing sanctuary) B. replacing this with Warehouses, which bring in Diesel Trucks C. the single most dangerous community to live in for air pollution cancer risks just got more dangerous

Why Horowitz did Not Sell the Farm to the SCFs (tags)

Horowitz did not reject the South Central Farmers' offer (Actually Annenberg Foundation) becuase he really cares about their politics. As a greedy developer Jan Perry hung out a bigger carrot for him.

Tell MoveOn to help raise funds for the South Central Farm (tags)

If enough people vote for the proposal for MoveOn to help the farm, it could expadite the fundraising.

California Greens join celebrities, tree-sitters in 'solidarity' with South Central LA far (tags)

Green Party of California Press Release

Two DAys Left! (tags)

Ron Kovic joins Los Angeles Farmers in a "Spiritual Procession" to encourage saving the South Central Farm.

Green Party calls for City of Los Angeles to preserve South Central Farm (tags)

Press Release by the Green Party of Los Angeles County

south Central Farmers: MEDIA ADVISORY (tags)

L.A. City Mayor Villaraigosa Fails to Raise Matching Funds to Save 350 Poor Families, in South Central Los Angeles, >From Brentwood Developer

Ted Hayes Quits Minutemen, Recruits Gang Members (tags)

In the wake of his assault on a pro-amnesty protestor Sunday, Black Republican Ted Hayes quits the Minutemen. In the meantime a Hayes associate issues a call for active gang members to join Hayes new anti-migrant group, the "New Buffalo Soldiers."

Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine does a drive-by in South Central (tags)

An update on the situation due to the late night harassment of the South Central Farm by the Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine.

Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine does a drive-by in South Central (tags)

This is a rebuttal to Mr. Zine's Press Release.

Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine terrorizes South Central Farmers. (tags)

South Central Farmers Documentary (7 Minutes) (tags)

Currently screening around the world, SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS is an inspiring short documentary about 350 poor families in South Central Los Angeles struggling to survive against the city and the wealthy, Visit www.SouthCentralFarmers.com for more info on their plight and how you can help.

Ralph Horowitz, sues 350 poor families from South Central Los Angeles for $729,745.72 (tags)

Brentwood Real Estate Developer, Ralph Horowitz, sues 350 poor families from South Central Los Angeles for $729,745.72.  In an ironic turn, the plaintiff claims the South Central Farmers have abused the legal system.

Peak Oil and the South Central Farm (tags)

Jan Lundberg and Tezozomoc join in Defense of the South Central Los Angeles Community Farm

Protest is on at Horowitz (tags)

A, from IMC reports.

Dec. 2 Activists Vow Downtown “Tent City” Will Now Battle Against LA’s Newest Evictions (tags)

Ongoing tent city --starting at LA's City Hall lawn on Dec 2 --to now up the protest ante against LA's new, and raging, low-income evictions.

Solidarity Action in Boston for the South Central Farmers (tags)

Coast to Coast Solidarity with the South Central Farmers.

Demand Clemency for Stan Tookie Williams and an End to all Executions (tags)

Anti-death Penalty Activists in LA Organize to Pressure California Governor Schwartzenegger to Grant Clemency to Stan Tookie Williams and Call a Moratorium on all Executions

We have met the enemy, and it is US (corporate media) (tags)

On December 18, I attended Gary Webb’s memorial service in Sacramento, along with about 250 other people.

Los Angeles Unified School District vs the Community of 52nd Place and 53rd Street (tags)

The Los Angeles School District has threatened long time residence and business owners with the law of eminent domain in their desire to remove elderly and poor citizens from their homes in order to build schools and income producing apartments.

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