Inglewood Indie Paper Threatened Physically (tags)
The Morningside Park Chronicile, a small community paper in a neighborhood of Inglewood, has been threatened and the publisher says someone broke into her home.
Warehouses, Workers & Wal-Mart (tags)
A group of workers for a warehouse that works exclusively for Wal-Mart invade the management offices with a list of demands that included crazy things like less dangerous conditions, hours that didn’t stretch from way before dark to way after dark, pay that met the legal definition of a wage and an end to global hunger (well, not really the last one—yet!).
Alhambra Health Care Town Hall (tags)
A summary of what I saw in Alhambra. Little political content, fyi.
No on 8 in Upland (tags)
October 29, 2008 UPLAND - This crop of activists were a little older than the bunch demonstrating in Rancho Cucamonga last Saturday, but not much. At times numbering more than 25 people, activists braved homophobic comments and a generally conservative climate to spread awareness of the harm prop 8 would bring to our communities.
David's Daily, Day Journal Of A Freelance Reporter, 09/12/08 (tags)
According to the people who work with the homeless in Los Angeles, the problem of homelessness is getting worse, much, much worse, not better. According to one source, "We are seeing people we have never seen before, full time students from very good schools like USC and UCLA, full time working singles who cannot afford to pay the high rents in Los Angeles, Grandmothers, the elderly, with retirement incomes, forced out of their apartments by the ever escalating rents, even during a time when housing prices are spiraling downward, the inflated rents of Los Angeles keep going ever higher, not lower."
UCLA Adult Stem Cell Speech (tags)
I had already researched embryonic stem cells, and that was so far away. There weren’t any clinical trials going on that I could find. It looked like it was going to be two, five, maybe ten years away. With the controversy over embryonic stem cells raging, the future of any new discoveries coming in time to help me was pretty dim.
POVevolving to Launch “POVeditions” (tags)
A curated Limited Editions Project and Website being launched Friday, March 28, 2008.
An Interview with a Homeless Environmentalist (tags)
“I’ve gotten to where picking up [litter] is just a never ending job.” -- Willow
The Activist Support Circle: Dealing with Activist Fatigue and Other Problems (tags)
Organizers and participants discuss this monthly gathering in Santa Monica.
Woman Abandoned: U.S. Feminists Fail the Test (tags)
A year ago U.S. feminist groups abandoned Maria Cuevas; this month it was an undocumented woman in Pomona.
Daryl Hannah & John Quigley Send Their Solidarity to South Central Farmers from Rome Italy (tags)
Ciao to everyone from the SCF fan club in Rome. Here are the results of some of the press from the press conference on July 18th, 2006 from Rome Italy. Daryl and John were absolutely FANTASTIC and they were able to involve the media on the SCF issue (which is a great thing in Rome - the city of paparazzi). There was very little about the movie Daryl is filming in Rome and great attention on the SCFs. Newspapers and TV news reported about Daryl & John's commitment (talking also about Julia), using videos of the Farm and John's photos.
Journalism 101: LA Times parrots for ExxonMobil/CIA in regards to Bolivia (tags)
The LA Times maintains it's edge as corporate cheerleader.
MinuteKlan Update from Campo (tags)
Report from a minuteklan member in Campo, Ca.
Little Hope Left For Morales (tags)
Michael Morales is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection early Tuesday morning; however there is little hope that he will be granted clemency. "Schwarzenegger is now playing his favorite role as governor and it's another version of the terminator", says Alexander.
SOS in Burbank (tags)
The xenophobic media darlings, Save Our State made their scheduled appearance in Burbank to protest the opening of a Day Labor/Temporary Worker Center adjacent to the new Home Depot.
Former San Quentin prison warden opposes the execution (on 1/17) of Clarence Ray Allen (tags)
Allen's capital crimes were repugnant, but they bear little on the assessment of the threat he poses. They occurred long ago and under very different circumstances.... It will be particularly difficult for the execution of Allen to be accomplished in a dignified way.... Must we insist on dragging a dying man out of the hospital just so we can inject the chemicals that will kill him a little bit sooner? ...sparing Allen from execution would be an act of decency, compassion and justice.
Preliminary anti-hate rally report (tags)
The anti-hate / anti white supremist rally in Baldwin Park was another overwhelming success!
URGENT!! Anarchist in Trouble!!! (tags)
Anarchist Rob Middaugh pulled over by FBI and Riverside Sheriff Department this moment!!
Desperate animals in California: please, please help spread the word (tags)
PLEASE CROSS POST WIDE, THESE BABIES HAD TO GO BACK AFTER THE MOBILE ADOPTIONS THE CHANCE OF THEM GETTING OUT NOW ARE VERY LITTLE...
One LA Activist's Report Back From Miami (tags)
A report of the situation and my arrest in Miami.
a little solidarity (tags)
just a little solidarity with those folks in miami.
Surprisingly, Yes (tags)
Perhaps being a traditional liberal and voting No don't always go hand-in-hand.
As Governor, I promise to be a good little puppet for the "powerful interests" (tags)
Once I'm elected Governor, I promise to be a good little puppet for the "powerful interests" who have funneled millions of dollars into my campaign coffers.
Virtually Attend the Not In Our Name Rally & Take The Pledge! (tags)
39 minutes - speeches, music & the Pledge in English, Spanish & Tagala (sp). Take the Pledge, take some action. We each have something to contribute to a better world and every little bit helps. Maybe it's time to participate a little.