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Did LA pro-Israel group conceal right-wing identity from Hollywood celebs and media? (tags)

On August 23, the Los Angeles group Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) released a widely reported on statement in Billboard Magazine - “200 Hollywood Heavyweights Support Israel.” What was not reported is that CCFP is a “creative” front group for the right-wing, pro Israeli settler nonprofit StandWithUs, that has a close relationship with the Israeli government. Though CCFP carefully avoids explaining this on their website and materials, CCFP is the same legally-registered nonprofit as StandWithUs (SWU), and, as of October 2013, operated from within SWU’s LA office.

Anti-blackracism in the U.S. (tags)

This video is one hour long. It discusses anti-blackraicsm, the 14th Amendment and Prop 65. Guests: Attorney Nana Gyamfi of the Crenshaw Legal Clinic and Linda Kite, Director for the Healthy Homes Collaborative in Los Angeles - Recorded on 8/28/2014

LA Fields Two Marches Against Police Executions Photoset 2 of 2 (tags)

Two wildcat marches in the August sun to condemn the deaths and abuse of Ford, Abrego, Jackson, Montgomery and Parker in response to Ferguson Missouri

LA Fields Two Marches Against Police Executions Photoset 1of 2 (tags)

LA has two wildcat marches in the August sun to condemn the deaths and abuse of Ford, Abrego, Jackson, Montgomery and Parker in response to Ferguson Missouri

Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery Extends Exclusive Engagement (tags)

CHASING LIGHT PICTURES, LLC, SHELLEY MORRISON (Actress/Executive Producer) and Producer/Director/Writer WALTER DOMINGUEZ have extended the exclusive engagement of their new documentary feature film, WEAVING THE PAST: JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY until THURSDAY, AUGUST 28.

Los Angeles Declares “Hands Up!” in Peaceful Protest of LAPD Murder of Ezell Ford (tags)

One thousand people took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles on the afternoon of Sunday, August 17, 2014 to protest police murder of innocent civilians, including the deaths of Ezell Ford (August 11, 2014), Omar Abrego (August 2, 2014), and Damon Jackson (August 3, 2014) at the hands of the LAPD.

Family and Supporters of #Justice4Fords Protest LAPD Execution of Ezell Ford in South L.A. (tags)

Following the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Ezell Ford by LAPD officers, the victim’s family and a coalition demanding #Justice4Fords protested outside the 77th Street precinct on Friday, August 15, 2014. Citizen journalist @PMBeers livestreamed and published this video segment from the #EzellFord police murder protest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIuz3mcNz58

L.A Supports August 2nd International Gaza Protest Photoset 4 (tags)

Los Angeles Families Join The Chorus of the Outraged Over the latest Gazan Massacres. Photoset 4 of 4

L.A Supports August 2nd International Gaza Protest Photoset 3 (tags)

Los Angeles Families Join The Chorus of the Outraged Over the latest Gazan Massacres. Photoset 3 of 4

L.A Supports August 2nd International Gaza Protest Photoset 2 (tags)

Los Angeles Families Join The Chorus of the Outraged Over the latest Gazan Massacres. Photoset 2 of 4

L.A Supports August 2nd International Gaza Protest Photoset 1 (tags)

Los Angeles Families Join The Chorus of the Outraged Over the latest Gazan Massacres. 4 photosets. one of Four.

Demonstration in Support of Persecuted Christians Saturday (tags)

DEMAND for Action on Christian Genocide! STOP Persecution of Christians in Middle East!

Water in California - info proliferated now is dubious (tags)

Constant fear productions proliferate our minds and our lives, without many questioning. Water shortage is the latest catastrophe being hawked to TheAmericanLittlePeople who use a teensy bit for clean 3rd worldish lives in So.California. The attempts to cause more insecurity, uncertainty and Blame the Ordinary Residents, i.e. of Los Angeles, vs. the agriculture businesses in No.CA and the commercial businesses everywhere is the usual - YOU must be to blame and we will punish you for using 'too' much precious water. The break-up community aspect is for neighbors to anonymously report about another's water usage with the righteous pride of having caught a 'bad guy' slyly is like East Germany's Stasi's games - spies living amongst each other so everyone distrusts and worries and can thus be Controlled. Oh no, here too ? Water is scarcer than before but still available and drinkable and for cleaning, in individual lives, not just in money-gathering-places of business, anywhere, even in LA. Wonder about what we hear and read and then ask, how did we 'suddenly' arrive at this desert from which we dare not escape or move ? Question those who like to hawk their fear-wares and fame flames of scarcity, that then elicits herd-obedience in that fear place. Can this be yet another 'conspiracy' that is not theoretical but created for political or financial purposes ? Could it be ?

Pacifica clearly endangered. Reposting info here: (tags)

This is a repost of an email being made available to many who care about keeping the Pacifica 5 stations together vs. some PNB members who want to sell off 3 ailing radio stations to maintain the remaining 2 in California. - - - - - - - If you want to : Please sign their court petition at http://www.jotformpro.com/PDGG/petition Otherwise, the information contained in this reposting may update what else is secreted and not-known-in-LA because there is no transparency, no openness and only requests for $$$ pledges by local KPFK.

MDRC's Rent Reform Assault: Section 8 tenants vs. affordable housing industry (tags)

Section 8 tenants in Los Angeles and around the nation are under assault by a rent reform study taking place that will result in higher rents and a loss of housing vouchers for low-income Section 8 tenants!

Los Angeles Joins World Wide Protest Against Israeli Aggression (tags)

Local Families and Citizens rail against Operation Safe Edge 3 Photosets/ Photoset 3 of 3

Los Angeles Joins World Wide Protest Against Israeli Aggression (tags)

Local Families and Citizens rail against Operation Safe Edge. 3 Photosets/ Photoset 2 of 3

Los Angeles Joins World Wide Protest Against Israeli Aggression (tags)

Local Families and Citizens rail against Operation Safe Edge. 3 Photosets/ Photoset 1 of 3

#SaveTheInternet Rally (tags)

Wednesday, July 23rd, Los Angeles will rally to ‪#‎SaveTheInternet‬ and hold President Obama accountable to his campaign promises on ‪#‎netneutrality‬. Wednesday, July 23 from 4-7PM Memorial Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library 4625 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90019 ...

Radical Women Study Group (tags)

Emails Needed by Thursday, July 17 to Save the South Central Farm (Again) (tags)

The L.A. Planning Commission is again planning to put a sweatshop and warehouses on the South Central Farm site, and this time they're doing an end run around public comment.

LA Living in Vehicle Law Found UnConstitutional (tags)

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision Overturns Long Standing Los Angeles Law Used to Criminalize the Vehicle Housed

Public Comment on South Central Farm Site (tags)

Received from Jack Neff of SCF.

Successful Protest at new Burbank Hobby Lobby on 4th (tags)

More protests scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Gallery Opening Highlights Journalist’s Creativity, Insights, and Passions (tags)

A gallery opening at the Unrban Coffee House in Santa Monica, CA commemorates the life and work of John Johnson with commentary, music, silent auction, refreshements, a commemorative issue of Change-links, and tabling by independent, progressive media and publishers.

Political Thriller Citizen Koch Premieres in Los Angeles (tags)

Citizen Koch director Carl Deal joined a political panel moderated by Lauren Steiner following Friday night’s theatrical premiere at the Sundance Sunset Cinema.

Election Day with Occupy Los Angeles: Know Your Rights Juror Education Rally (tags)

As Los Angeles went to the polls for the statewide district primary elections, members of Occupy Los Angeles gathered in “Solidarity Park” (otherwise known as the lawn of Los Angeles City Hall on Spring St.) for a picnic and educational outreach action about jury nullification.

United We Stand Festival Ignites a Wave of Action for Indy Journalists and Active Citizens (tags)

The "United We Stand” festival kicked off on May 10th in downtown Los Angeles at the Belasco Theater with musical guests Immortal Technique, Wu-tang Clan, Rooftop Revolutionaries, A-Alikes, Sounds of Solidarity, Kellee Maize, and Chuck D of Public Enemy. Social activists on a #waveofaction at the festival included comedian Lee Camp, Green party political candidates Rosa Clemente and Jill Stein, March Against Monsanto founder Tami Canal, Emma Cape of Free Chelsea Manning, Diane Goldstein of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, authors Rosa Koire, Ellen Brown, and David Swanson, and dozens more.

Black Flag "Nature of Anarchism" Special Issue Now Available (tags)

Announcement that the latest issue of Black Flag, the flagship publication of the Free Association of Anarchists (F@@), is now available.

Los Angeles community members unite in Hollywood to #FarmLA and Plant Against Monsanto (tags)

On Saturday, May 24, 2014, Los Angeles joined the global march against Monsanto with an all-day collaborative food freedom rally around Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards in Hollywood.

Venice Beach: Over 500 students and local community leaders march against violence (tags)

Students and local nonprofits marched the streets of Venice Beach to rally against violence and war. The march marks the anniversary of the first International Peace Youth Walk which took place in South Korea.

Book TV: Panel on Finance (tags)

Participants at the Los Angeles Times Panel on Finance: Anat Admati; Helaine Olen; Nomi Prins

Los Angeles Joins Nationwide #WaveOfAction Occupation of FCC Offices to #SaveTheInternet (tags)

The #WaveOfAction to #SaveTheInternet swept through twenty cities across the United States on Thursday, May 15, 2014, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on new rules to drastically change how the Internet operates.

Fight for $15 in LA (tags)

Fight for 15 in LA has been hitting stores along Crenshaw

One Hemisphere Indivisible (tags)

Freedom Socialist Party National Convention. One of our panels includes international scholars and activists. Join us!

Google Venice, CA Offices Vandalized (tags)

"She's got the world locked inside a plastic box." -Jim Morrison

Public Forum (tags)

Organizadoras latinas exigen un camino radical para el movimiento por los derechos de los inmigrantes

Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery (tags)

Weaving the Past is a documentary by Walter Dominguez and Shelley Morrison that is premiering in Pasadena, CA on August 15

Latina organizers call for a radical path for the immigrant rights movement (tags)

Yolanda Alaniz and Christina Lopez will explore the question "Which Way Forward for Immigrants?" at a panel discussion on Saturday, May 24.

Southern California Mothers Fight Back Against Foreclosures for Mothers’ Day 2014 (tags)

On Mothers’ Day weekend, Los Angeles families rallied outside Wells Fargo bank to bring attention to the greed and corruption of the banks that continue to fraudulently foreclose on families across the nation.

Global Cannabis March Los Angeles Represents Drug War Prisoners Serving Life Sentences (tags)

On the first Saturday of May, people gather in over 400 cities worldwide to celebrate cannabis hemp. The 16th annual Los Angeles Global Cannabis March (also known as the Million Marijuana March) marched at high noon along Crenshaw Boulevard to Leimert Park on Saturday, May 3, 2013. #gcm2014 #LAGMM

May Day 2014: Los Angeles Takes the Streets for a Global Spring (tags)

United with the Million Mask Mayday L.A. and Wave of Action Los Angeles, members of Occupy Fights Foreclosures and Occupy Los Angeles marched from Pershing Square to join several #MayDay2014 marches for workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, and the freedom and sovereignty of the 99% worldwide. Outside Wells Fargo and Bank of America on May 1, 2014, outraged citizens protested bank crimes, fraud-closures, and ongoing corruption of the big banks.

Occupy Fights Foreclosures and Dance Against Banks protest Wells Fargo and Bank of America (tags)

Citizens outraged over bank crimes, fraud-closures, and on-going corruption rallied outside Wells Fargo and Bank of America in Los Anbgeles on May 1, 2014 for #MayDay2014 #StopWellsFargo #DanceAgainstBanks #opDAB.

Updating chaotic crumblings at Pacifica - affects KPFK too. (tags)

Events continue in the higher levels of a mixed-up Pacifica Fdtn with who is in charge and who is not and who has authority and who claims what. With most in Los Angeles not extending to keep up with details as others derail and destroy what was before a ‘radical’ variety of programming at KPFK, along with it’s sponsors, here are reposted excerpts to both advise, inform, and urge activism in any form an Indy reader will dare to help the mess from spilling over and out into KPFK and so into our lives here. Fuller information is available at the links provided here. Note that excerpts are for *Relevant Clarification * and those that may be pertinent how KPFK in LA is affected by what else is currently being disputed, declared and not questioned. The many detracting claims and counterclaims affect the operations and functionings of Pacifica Fdtn and it’s 5 stations, More specific detailed info can be read in the entire articles/ reports written by Tracy Rosenberg at the links included at facebook: “United for Community Radio KPFA “. Though the stories appear to emphasize the sibling station in Berkeley KPFA, the results affect our Local KPFK radio station 90.7 FM in LA equally, even when our station's ID is ignored in their stories. It was our own KPFK prior GM who was laddered Up into Pacifica's interim Exe Director position, but by Berkeley's group and it was not even discussed at the local KPFK LSB in April. Why ?

What’s Up With the Beach Curfew? (tags)

Recent rumblings about the illegal Venice Beach and Ocean Front Walk closure.

Will Hundreds of Years of Contract Law be Eradicated in Santa Ana Court? (tags)

A Santa Ana Judge is debating eliminating the Statute of Limitations for contract cases.. What will be the impact of his decision?

Los Angeles Joins Nationwide March Against Mainstream Media #MAMSM (tags)

A nationwide rally on April 19, 2014 outside mainstream media studios raised awareness about the corporate control of mainstream media.

Has KPFK's GM Duncan just dis-appeared? (tags)

More confusing information appears to say that Bernard Duncan who thought he was moving UP some ladder, may have fallen off, gone to NZ to return home and his girlfriend, or gotten sick of all the mess served up at Pacifica ? Who knows what really happens when secrecy and silence and non-transparency reigns in this nonprofit and non-informative fdtn, never telling on itself and it's fluctuations ? How confusing. Where is the man now ? Why is he not fulfilling the apparent nomination to be interim Exe Director, seemingly authorized by KPFA people?

Here's some interesting privatization connections in regards to the LAUSD District 1 race (tags)

Epilogue to an article on the forces of neoliberalism meddling in the LAUSD District 1 Special Election that will run in the LA Progressive.

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.

Pacifica Exe Director position is in confusion still putting KPFK at risk (tags)

Pacifica is in broken shape, in at least two separate pieces: The Executive Directorship is allocated to 2 people by at least 2 groups. One is Summer Reese, [ a long time PNB chair and member, and she was contractually hired after many months working as interim ED ] and the other is Bernard Duncan, former KPFK general manager [ who claimed to be going to NZ to be with his girlfriend and he left his KPFK position months before his contract was up.]

Southern California Joins Worldwide Wave Of Action (tags)

Reported excerpts of Pacifica's - and that's KPFK's - incidents happening - update (tags)

Tracy Rosenberg has been updating information in a reporter's fashion with what is occurring...tho far from LA, still relevant to our own KPFK, however it falls Out or sideways. The Pacifica Nat'l Bd [PNB] and Pacifica's attorney and others star in the more recent incidents. Excerpts that may interest local LAers is here. See Tracys facebook site in future for updates as they show up. [why Indymedia is glumping all paragraphs together is not resolvable by this writer, so please glimpse for key words or parts that Can Be Read if possible. This glitch seems to occur when spacing well is in the article written but does not come out in final results here. sorry for that. See Facebook link for more info anyhow. ]

Forever intertwined: KPFK, WBAI, Gary Null ? (tags)

A post copied from Wikipedia re Gary Null, long a premium contributor to KPFK. Confirmation of what is factual and what is assume should always be done but that takes more dedicated work. Meanwhile this is of interest to KPFK listeners in Los Angeles because Gary has been on air here for so many years, loved, disliked, distrusted, adored and purchased by many here thru KPFK's audio weekly. Add or change this with comments if you know more actualities. No slamming please !

Home-less-free occupying is not a free ride either (tags)

Another article written on LA Indy was full of comments that derided the author as if that answered the question of how the everywhere-living-homeless in LA have used up what were spaces intended for the general public - for children, for athletes, for elderly, for the tired, the disabled, the visitors. And no blame is made but the reality is noted and forthrightly stated. No PC necessary. No attack the writer is needed. No solutions are available, apparently.

California Drought: Is this the big one? (tags)

RADIO ECOSHOCK SPECIAL ON CALIFORNIA DROUGHT Despite recent rains, California's reservoirs are near empty, snow-pack light, and groundwater depleted. Four experts on a drought that really started in 2006, impacts on economy, food, farming, and nature.Dr. Peter Gleick, Dr. Jay Famiglietti, David Schroeder, Dr. Reagan Waskom

Meeting for upcoming April 4, Dr. King Workshop. (tags)

Friday, March 8 meeting at 12 p.m. at Mercado La Paloma 3655 S. Grand Avenue 90007 to discuss upcoming April 4 Dr. King Workshop on labor and economics.

Race Discrimination in Los Angeles County (tags)

A private, non profit civil rights organization files two race discrimination cases in Los Angeles against two large corporate landowners.

LA Workers Ask for Solidarity (tags)

The website coworker.org is doing something very special and we should boost them.

The Rent Crisis in Los Angeles (tags)

There is a growing housing and rent crisis in Los Angeles. The resistence is here and growing.

California Safe Schools Celebrates Pearl August Humanitarian Award Recipients (tags)

California Safe Schools Environmental Health Summit & 15th Anniversary Honors Humanitarians & Environmental Victories

Los Angeles Marches in the Second Global March Against Chemtrails & Geoengineering (tags)

Los Angeles participated in the Global March Against Chemtrails & Geoengineering today in Santa Monica. There were 50-70 activists involved, including members of Los Angeles Skywatch. The public was very receptive and inquisitive.

Joseph Pitruzzelli, The Hypocrisy Never Ends. (tags)

This is a rebutal to the hypocrisy in the blogs at http://woodsmithe.com/blog, where they let a documented liar, Joseph Pitruzzelli, pat himself on the back for his noisy retail nightmare that is helping destroy for the Arts District for the actual artists.

The Anti-Artist of LA Arts District Joseph Pitruzzlli, Falsely Praised as "Good Neighbor". (tags)

This is a rebuttal to an on line article falsely praising Joseph Pitruzzelli for being a good neighbor in the LA Arts District. Joseph Pitruzzelli has been an arrogant self serving nightmare for me and any artist unfortunate enough to be anywhere around his noisy sausage nightmare, Wurstkuche restaurant. Joseph Pitruzzelli and Tyler Wilson have been nicknamed the "Anti-Artists" of the LA Arts District by the actual artist who have been forced to endure their on going torture of the arts district.

Activist Sentenced to 2.5 Years for Wire Cutters (tags)

Los Angeles activist Kevin Olliff receives 30 month sentence in Illinois for possessing fur farm "burglary tools".

KPFK SECRECY, TURMOILS, CONFLICTS, OPAQUENESS, and HYPOCRISY too ? (tags)

KPFK is apparently again experiencing changes with inside-hidden-competitions. turmoil, factionalizing conflicts and has denied it’s stakeholders and paying Public Members and Sponsors any participation or even being informed of “what is going on there ?” The most recent LSB board meeting was very unusually filled with KPFK programmers, some staff, and many public members present, speaking to problems that most members did not have any information about and could not obtain. Twice during that long 5 hr meeting, public comment time was used to directly ASK all in the room to clarify, state, explain to ‘the rest of us’ what was occurring and yet there was NO DIRECT HONEST INFORMATION given openly by anyone in the room to those ‘not in the know’. Five hours of maneuvering, conflicts, discussions and yet not one honest response to the question “what is happening inside KPFK ?” that brought out so many people to speak in behalf of staff or complain about staff or promote their own personal issues and causes. The Problem was never revealed nor stated. How could this be ? at Our Radio Station ?

Protesting Xavier Becerra's Support of TPP (tags)

“Hey Becerra, you can't hide—we can see your corporate side!”

Emergency Services: Enabling Life for Homeless People (tags)

All this talk from politicians (and the non-profit shills that rely on city funding) about how we are enabling people to remain homeless - should be shut down. It is enabling people to stay alive!

Los Angeles NYE Noise Demo (tags)

Call out for New Year's Eve Noise Demo outside Metropolitan Detention Center, Downtown LA

Los Angeles NYE Noise Demo (tags)

In response to the global call-out for New Years Eve's noise demos at prisons, jails, and detention centers around the world, we are calling all rebels and opponents of the Prison-Industrial Complex to convergence on the Metropolitan Detention Center in Downtown Los Angeles December 31st.

Winter 2013 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

In This Issue: 1) 100,000 Immigration Prosecutions Reach All-time High in FY 2013 2) Does the President Have the Power to Stop All/Most Removals? 3) Chinese Americans protest against Jimmy Kimmel skit 4) Fact Sheet on U.S. "Constitution Free Zone" 5) UT's Young Conservatives Hosting "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" Game (and Cancelled!) 6) Updates, Please Support NISN! Subscribe the Newsletter!

Save the World Stage (tags)

The World Stage is at risk. Gentrification is afoot in Leimert Park Village, and the WS might be shut down... for what, is unknown. The World Stage is an LA treasure. Read the announcement about today's press conference:

Alberto Pathistan Political prisioner (tags)

Press release, comunicado de prensa Leonel Rivero is Alberto Pathistan lawyer and Francisco Jimenez ex polit prisoner Speaking tour from Mexico (D.F. and Chiapas), October 16 through the 20th info 323 854-2060, 951-316-3612

Animal Defenders International Celebrates Ban on Wild Animal Acts in West Hollywood (tags)

West Hollywood passes ban on wild animal acts

AFL-CIO Convention in Los Angeles Blog at Indypendent (tags)

Reports from the convention, at Indypendent.org

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.

Monday MoveOn Peace Events (tags)

Copied this from MoveOn.

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.

Major Landlord Systematically Discriminates Against African-Americans (tags)

The Housing Rights Center (HRC), as part of its Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) Private Enforcement Initiative Project, filed a federal lawsuit against a Los Angeles landowner who consistently refused to rent to African-Americans.

Filipinos in LA join global protest vs China (tags)

LOS ANGELES – On July 24, Filipinos in Los Angeles trooped to the Chinese Consulate offices in Shatto Place in Koreatown to protest the China’s aggression in the heated West Philippine Sea/South China Sea territorial dispute.

Summer 2013 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! (tags)

Stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership IS Immigrant Rights!

Demonstration Will Be Held Outside Costa Rican Consulate in L.A. Demanding Justice for Mur (tags)

Demonstration Will Be Held Outside Costa Rican Consulate in L.A. Demanding Justice for Murdered Sea Turtle Activist Petition With 137,000 Signatures From More Than 150 Nations Delivered to Costa Rica Consulate in Los Angeles

LA Families March For Trayvon Martin (tags)

Mothers, Fathers, Sons and Daughters come together to pressure the Feds on Stand Your Ground Laws and a Federal Indictment of George Zimmerman / Photo Set 2 0f 2

LA Families March For Trayvon Martin (tags)

Mothers, Fathers, Sons and Daughters come together to Pressure the Feds on Stand Your Ground Laws and a Federal Indictment of George Zimmerman. Photo-Set 1 of 2

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.

"The Circus is in Town!" (more photos) (tags)

A six-day protest against Ringling Bros. begins at Staples Center.

"The Circus is in Town!" (tags)

A six-day protest against Ringling Bros. begins at Staples Center.

Demonstration Agianst China Southern Airlines at LAX - July 13 (tags)

Animal rights activists will protest China Southern Airlines’ transport of primates to laboratories and educate travelers about the horrors of sending animals to be tortured. When: Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm Where: Tom Bradley International Terminal, LAX

HOMELESS bound L.A. Skid Row: The Michael C. Clark Cut (tags)

HOMELESS bound L.A. Skid Row: The Michael C. Clark Cut A cinema verite film by Michael C. Clark about homelessness on Skid Row in Los Angeles, interlaced with interviews of the homeless inhabitants. Shot in Spring of 2013. View the entire documentary online at: http://www.homelessboundla.com

For REAL Independence: RESTORE the FOURTH demonstrates at Santa Monica and Pershing Square (tags)

Report back from Restore the Fourth demonstrations at Santa Monica July 4th Parade and Pershing Square July 4 gathering

Korean War Anniversary ignites Youth Protest in Hollywood (tags)

Youth organizations from Los Angeles and Orange County are participating in the World Peace Youth Walk in Hollywood. The march is hosted by the International Peace Youth Group for World Peace and Restoration, Los Angeles branch and is a part of a global movement of peace rallies held around the world today by over 120 youth organizations. The start of the movement began on May 25, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea which gathered over 27,000 youth to rally for peace and hear the Declaration of Peace.

The South Central Farm: A New Battle Begins... (tags)

The fight to save the South Central Farm is still going strong. As one activist said, “A people united will never be sub-divided.”

Testing, Testing Can You Hear Us ? (tags)

Los Angeles Marches With The World Against Monsanto and Agri-Tech Practices Photo Set 3 of 3

Testing, Testing Can You Hear Us ? (tags)

Los Angeles Marches With The World Against Monsanto and Agri-Tech Practices Photo Set 2 of 3

Testing, Testing Can You Hear Us ? (tags)

Los Angeles Marches With The World Against Monsanto and Agri-Tech Practices

"DEVELOPER PAUL SOLOMON" An Artist's Worst Nightmare (tags)

An Editorial Response To "ladowntownnews.com's" article about Paul Solomon's new "Walnut" project in the LA Arts District.

Uncensored Manifesto from Retired LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner (tags)

Uncensored Manifesto of Christopher Dorner

California’s vigilante police justice: Trial by machine gun (tags)

In California, there is a new kind of justice. Forget the Sixth Amendment's right to trial. It no longer applies. Instead of an attorney, get a bullet-proof vest, Today's cops are armed with machine guns and innocence no longer matters.

CA Safe Schools Honors LA Unified & Local Heroes! (tags)

Honorees: Los Angeles Unified School District, Dr. Cathie-Ann Lippman, Maryhelen Torres, Luisa Leschin and Legendary Bob Baker.

VENICE OPDs ARE BACK! BUT WHY? (tags)

Nasty Venice Anti-Homeless Gentrification Permit Parking Efforts Keep Coming Back.

May Day 2013 Los Angeles (tags)

Themes of Inclusion, Family Unity and Respect Carry the Day. Photo Set 5 of 5

May Day 2013 Los Angeles (tags)

Themes of Inclusion, Family Unity and Respect Carry the Day. Photo Set 4 of 5

May Day 2013 Los Angeles (tags)

Themes of Inclusion, Family Unity and Respect Carry the Day. Photo Set 3 of 5

May Day 2013 National Immigrant Workers Rights March! (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! Wear White T-Shirt; organize local actions to support immigrant worker rights!

L.A born Actor James Cromwell Arrested in Animal Rights Action (tags)

Once again Los Angeles born James Cromwell is arrested speaking out against brutality to animals, this time at the University of Wisconsin.

Family of David Martinez Speak Out Against Police Brutality (tags)

On Saturday, March 30th at noon, community members and the family of David Martinez will gather at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Echo Park Avenue to hold a press conference and vigil to speak out against the shooting of Martinez by Rampart Area Patrol Officers.

Activists: Official Suppression of Peer Advocacy Worsens TB, Flu (tags)

Tuberculosis and influenza spreading in Southern California houseless blamed on official disruption of peer education in cough hygiene.Advocating for information that will allow shelter operators to contact persons who may have been exposed to infections.

Lee Siu Hin "Report from Baghdad" (July, 2003) (tags)

Today is the 10 year anniversary of US invade Iraq. 10 years ago July, reporter and activist Lee Siu Hin represent Pacifica Radio went to Iraq for war coverage, interviewed many people, government officials as well US soldiers

Fukushima, San Onofre and Our Health (tags)

It has been two years since Fukushima’s multiple meltdowns. . San Onofre nuclear power plant in the Southland has been shut down for over a year. Time to look back and gaze forward. This article will concentrate on nuclear power plants’ radioactive emissions and their effects on our health.

Radical Campaign Promises and John Carlos' Visit to LA (tags)

Hear the campaign promises of a radical activist running for LA city council and hear John Carlos, '68 Olympic Athlete, talk about endorsing this activist

A Day of Action Against Wells Fargo Bank (tags)

Los Angeles, CA - Activists from Alliance of California for Community Empowerment, homeowners and Occupy Fights Foreclosures activists gathered on the intersection of 7th Street and Figueroa Street for a Day of Action Against Wells Fargo bank, at 10:30am in Downtown Los Angeles on February 27. The activists' plan for the Day of Action was to shut down four Wells Fargo bank branches around Los Angeles area.

Bob Barker Spearheads New Campaign on Elephant Rides as LA City Considers Ban (tags)

Bob Barker assists ADI in their nationwide initiative to ban the use of elephants for entertainment through a new documentary, "No Fun For Elephants."

Occupy Fights Foreclosures Protests in front of Bank of America on Wednesday, February 20. (tags)

Los Angeles, CA- Occupy Fights Foreclosures activists and homeowners gathered in front of Bank of America branch on North Vermont Street at 12:00pm on Wendesday, February 20. The activists and homeowners held their signs and marched in a circle chanting "B.O.A how many homes did you steal today…. Bank of America, Bad for America". The demonstration lasted for about two hours.

L.A. Participates in Protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline (part 2) (tags)

Part 2: photo coverage of a march and rally held in Los Angeles on February 17, in solidarity with the protest in Washington, DC. (The report back is in part 1.)

L.A. Participates in Protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline (part 1) (tags)

A report back and photo coverage (part 1) of a march and rally held in Los Angeles on February 17, in solidarity with the protest in Washington, DC.

Shut It Down, Mr. President (tags)

LA rallys to have the Keystone XL cancelled. Photo set two of two

Shut It Down, Mr. President (tags)

LA rallys to have the Keystone XL cancelled Photo set one of two

Grand Jury Resistance Workshop March 16 (tags)

The Los Angeles branch of the Anarchist Black Cross will be facilitating a discussion on contemporary Grand Jury persecution of anarchists, leftists, and animal rights activists. We will also present an overview of ongoing FBI suppression of Grand Jury resisters in California and the Pacific Northwest. The event will include a Know Your Rights workshop and information on practical legal protection. It will conclude with a Q&A for any additional concerns.

Robert D. Skeels: a community candidate for LAUSD School Board (tags)

Bloomberg's $1 Million for the right-wing Coalition for School Reform's corporate slush fund insults District 2 voters. Our community deserves self determination free from outside millionaire interference.

South Central Activist Runs for City Council; Tells Radical Life Story (tags)

Ron Gochez: Life Story of a City Council Candidate from South Central, High School Teacher, and Community Organizer born to an undocumented mother who fled civil war in El Salvador. 33 Minutes Audio/Photography

LAPD High Crimes (tags)

crime

An Eviction in South Central (tags)

A South Central resident finds her voice in the midst of her eviction

JAN PERRY: NOTHING FOR HER ARTS DISTRICT ARTISTS, NOTHING FOR THE PEOPLE OF LOS ANGELES (tags)

Jan Perry will screw the actual people of Los Angeles in favor of business the same way she has screwed the actual artists in the LA Arts District in favor of all the commercial developers and noisy, intrusive, disruptive commercial activity in what was an artistic environment for almost 30 years.

Retenes del fin de semana / Weekend checkpoints (11-12/ene/2013) (tags)

Favor de reportar los retenes a su local organización de base. Si quieren recibir un email con esta lista, diríjase al correo electrónico noretenes@gmail.com.

Please report checkpoints to your local grassroots organization. If you would like to receive an email with this list, please address email to noretenes@gmail.com.

Longshore Struggle Brews on Both Coasts (tags)

Part I - It’s a familiar pattern: those on top of the economic ladder enjoy massive profits, while expecting workers to sacrifice even more for the “greater good.”

Idle No More – Los Angeles (tags)

A common sentiment expressed by speakers was, “if we won't do it, who will?”

Hernandez Family Foreclosure Sparks Anti-Eviction Outrage (tags)

Fuerza Hernandez evicted today with promises of continuing resistance.

Occupy Fights Foreclosure Group Re - Occupies the Foreclosed House (tags)

Occupy Fights Foreclosure re - occupies foreclosed house.

Justice served with stiff penalties against fraudulent teacher recruiter (tags)

We, members of the Filipino community and different Filipino-American groups here in the US, extend our congratulations to the hundreds of Filipino teachers for their victorious struggle against their deceitful recruitment agency Universal Placement Inc. (UPI) and its owner Lourdes Navarro. We are happy that after four years of brave and sustained efforts on different fronts and winning different battles along the way, the case has reached the federal court which found these defendants liable for engaging in fraudulent practices.

PLP protects and defends rapists (tags)

Publicizing an admitted rapist in the activist community and the organization that is defending him

Occupy Fights Foreclosure protests at Wells Fargo Bank in Hollywood (tags)

Occupy Fights Foreclosure protests inside Wells Fargo bank in Hollywood on December 6, 2012.

Occupy Fights Foreclosure protests at Wells Fargo Bank in Hollywood on December 6, 2012 (tags)

Occupy Fights Foreclosures protests inside Wells Fargo bank in Hollywood.

A Coalition of Mothers, Family and Community Members Fed Up With The Injustices By Anaheim (tags)

Family and community members demonstrated near Manuel Diaz’s memorial last Sunday as they continue to build momentum in their fight for justice for Manuel and all victims of the recent Anaheim shootings

Eco Mundial en Solidaridad con Zapatistas y Protesta contra Vicente Fox (tags)

14 - 17 de noviembre, 2012

PASADENA y LOS ÁNGELES - De nuestra parte en Los Ángeles, participamos en el "eco mundial" en apoyo a las comunidades Zapatistas con una protesta contra Vicente Fox y un convivio en MacArthur Park, cerca del consulado mejicano.

Isabel Avila's "Parallel Worlds" at the Vincent Price Art Museum (tags)

In her first solo exhibit, photographer (and contributor to LA IndyMedia) Isabel Avila explores the dual identities of Native American and Mexican American cultures, emphasizing people active in their communities. Avila's photographs, taken over the last few years, are complimented by video discussions, many featuring her photo subjects but also additional people, including Gloria Arellanes, one of the early Brown Berets and member of the Tongva community. (Excerpts of these dialogs can be found further down in this article.) The free exhibit is currently at the Vincent Price Museum through December 8. It will then then relocate to Rancho Cucamonga's Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art and run from January 22 – March 16, 2013. (Location details within the article.)

Fall 2012 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

The Election Over! Where’s Our Change? Our Demands to the President Obama at the Second Term! In This Issue: 1) CCR Commentary 2) FAMILIA LATINA UNIDA Commentary 3) NILC Commentary 4) Petition to Support Sergio 5) Latino voters in 2012 election 6) New Mexico, Border Election Highlights 7) LA council approves ID cards for city residents 8) Anti-Latino Laws Ignite The South

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.

Joseph Pitruzzelli & Tyler Wilson Owners of Wurstkuche Restaurant Lose Defamation Law Suit (tags)

Joseph Pitruzzelli & Tyler Wilson, AKA Wilson Pitruzzelli Investments, LLC, AKA, owners of Wurstkuche Restaurant Lose Their Frivolous Defamation Law Suit filed against Los Angeles Arts District Artist, David Goldner

Court Ruling #BC467840 Now On-Line at:

http://www.WurstkucheSucks.com/Defamation_Law_Suit_Ruling_Wurstkuche_Owners_Joseph_Pitruzzelli_Tyler_Wilson.pdf

Long time Arts District Artist David Goldner was the artist next door when Wurstkuche restaurant "invaded" the LA Arts District in 2009 and it's owners Joseph Pitruzzelli & Tyler Wilson disruptively began to illegally use an AIR, a legal Artist in Residence loft, as an illegal 24 hour commercial nightmare of a warehouse for their new restaurant next door, Wurstkuche. As their neighbor, David was apparently subjected to constant torturous 24 hour noise, smoke and non stop 24 hour traffic by Wurstkuche suppliers, employees and the owners themselves who dragged banging beer kegs in and out all day and all night long in what was a creative live / work space for decades in the heart of the Los Angeles Arts District.

"WURSTKUCHE SUCKS! NO RESPECT FOR THEIR ARTIST NEIGHBORS!"

The Villaraigosa and García machine's perfect gerrymander (tags)

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAUSD President Mónica García intentionally redrew the District 2 maps to remove the a large base of support from social justice schoolboard candidates.

Los Angeles Press Conference for "No On Proposition 35" (tags)

Sexual service providers abhor and resist trafficking of all kinds, and support appropriate legislation that would effectively help eliminate it – laws that do not inappropriately mis-characterizing other activities as trafficking. Simple human decency demands this; moreover, it is in sex workers’ self-interest to eliminate sex trafficking, since they are trafficking’s likeliest victims. The sexual services extended community has long provided support to trafficking victims and will continue to do so. Sadly, Proposition 35, as written, would increase the risks to trafficked people and wrongly expand the definition of trafficking to include many entirely consensual adult sexual activities. If Proposition 35 passes, anyone receiving financial support from normal, consensual prostitution among adults could be prosecuted as a human trafficker; this includes a sex worker’s children, parents, spouse, domestic partner, roommate, landlord, or others. And if convicted they would be forced to register as a sex offender for life!

LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE HOLLY FUJIE ACCUSED OF MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS (tags)

Documents filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia reveal that Holly Fujie of Los Angeles allegedly engaged in predicate acts of racketeering through and by means of money laundering, mail and bank fraud, as well as conversion of funds.

Beyond electronic voting machines - fraud in case management systems of the courts (tags)

The Los Angeles Superior Court implemented in 1985 a fraudulent electronic record system - SUSTAIN - and with it, the Court was transformed into a State Crime Organization.

Reporting from the Danger Zone - An LA Press Club and KPFK's Scholars' Circle Event (tags)

Live discussion and broadcast on reporting from the danger zone with journalists and scholars who have taken great risks from some of the world's most dangerous places to bring us the news.

QUEREMOS EN CONTEXTO/STOP DISINFORMATION, WE WANT EN CONTEXTO (tags)

LAST YEAR EN CONTEXTO WAS CANCEL. AND FOR A YEAR WE HAVE BEEN FIGHTING AND UPHILL BATTLE AGAINST TELEMUNDO TO BRING BACK EN CONTEXTO AND TO STOP CENSORING OF RUBEN LUENGAS.EN CONTEXTO WAS THE DEMOCRACY NOW OF THE LATINO COMMUNITY. SO ON Friday, September 28 at 4:00pm to 6:00 PM at 3000 WEST ALAMEDA AVE BURBANK CALIFORNIA 91523 AT the telemundo head studios they will be a PROTESTA CONTRA CENSURA!

Chalking & the Disruption of Business as Usual in DTLA: (tags)

Chalking & the Disruption of Business as Usual in DTLA: It has never been about the sidewalk chalk on the sidewalks, that's a simplified interpretation of a more sinister picture.

DREAMers confront Sheriff Baca on Deportations, 6 arrested (tags)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

LOS ANGELES - While other immigrant rights organizations were getting bogged down in DACA paperwork1--many of them charging for the service--the DREAMers, never content to rest on their laurels despite their enormous accomplishment, realized the necessity of advancing the movement. Over ten years of organizing has made them masters of political strategy, timing being their forte. And last Thursday was no exception.

Running Down the Walls 2012 Carrera para Bajar los Muros 2012 (tags)

Throughout the US and Canada, chapters of the Anarchist Black Cross Federation held simultaneous runs to raise funds for the needs of political prisoners and prisoners of war, as well as to continue to chip away at the system that massively incarcerates impoverished people and colonized people worldwide. Runs were also held at four prisons. In Los Angeles, the event drew about thirty runners to MacArthur Park. There they joined members of Revolutionary Autonomous Communities who were present for the weekly food program, danzantes from Danza Cuauhtémoc, in attendance to bless the run, and supporters from the radical community throughout Southern California. The over $1000 raised was split between ABC to replenish the warchest and RAC to support its ongoing mutual aid and organizing efforts.

A lo largo de los Estados Unidos y Canadá, comités de la Federación Cruz Negra Anarquista (ABC, por sus siglas en inglés) realizaron carreras simultáneas para recaudar fondos para las necesidades de presxs políticxs, al igual que para seguir derrotando el sistema que encarcela a una escala masiva a gente empobrecida y gente colonizada por todo el mundo. También se efectuaron carreras en cuatro penales. En Los Ángeles, alrededor de treinta partícipes asistieron al evento en el Parque MacArthur. A sus filas se sumaron integrantes de Comunidades Autónomas Revolucionarias (RAC, por sus siglas en inglés), quienes se presentan cada domingo para su programa semanal de repartición de alimentos, danzantes de Danza Cuauhtémoc, quienes llegaron para bendecir el evento, y adherentes de comunidades radicales de todas partes del sur de California. La suma de la recaudación, que superó mil dólares, se dividirá entre ABC para suplir su tesoro y RAC para solvemtar sus esfuerzos organizativos y de asistencia mutua.

Eric Garcetti Allows Destruction of 40 Protected Trees (tags)

Over the strong objection of constituents, Eric Garcetti (district 13) approved a rezoning of land, part of a wildlife corridor in Echo Park-Elysian Park, from three to 15 houses and gave developers special permission to cut down 40 protected trees. Garcetti's environmental legacy also includes siding with developer Ralph Horowitz and Councilwoman Jan Perry regarding the South Central Farm. Twenty years ago, another pro-development Councilmember, Michael Woo, ran for Mayor--as Garcetti is now doing--but was opposed by a formidable group called Citizens for Anyone but Woo. Hopefully 2012/2013 will see Anyone but Garcetti.

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.

Seat Filling for the Stars: Sitting Pretty or Slave Labor? (tags)

I went undercover at a televised show called “Teachers Rock,” which was broadcast from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. I applied to be a seat filler with hopes of learning how this highly unusual profession works. Could this be the key to unemployment? Could filling seats fill bank accounts? It turned out the answer was no because the salary is zero.

Photos and Videos: Anarchist Gathering (tags)

Southern California Anarchist Gathering, Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the Southern California Library of Social Studies and Research, 6120 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 90044. Video from the event : http://youtu.be/d_YzlbOoBF4

Retenes este fin de semana / This weekend's checkpoints (16-18/ago/2012) (tags)

La Oficina estatal de Seguridad de Tránsito acaba de anunciar las agencias becadas para este año. ¿Recibió una beca la localidad donde usted vive? Véase la página web para informarse: http://www.ots.ca.gov/Media_and_Research/Press_Room/2012/doc/2013_Grant_list_by_region.pdf

Nosotrxs en Checkpoint response nos hemos percatado de que no todas las agencias de orden público están cumpliendo con la ley AB353 como se debe. (La ley permite que a un conductor detenido en un retén cuyo único delito es manejar sin licencia llame a alguien con licencia para recoger el auto.) Si cae en un retén, tiene que reclamar su derecho de llamar a alguien más porque no le van a informar. Y si no le permiten ejercer ese derecho, favor de informarnos a nosotros o a tu organización local. Manda un correo electrónico a noretenes@gmail.com.

The California Office of Traffic Safety just announced the agencies that will be receiving grants this year. Did your local agency or university receive a grant? Check the list on the website to find out: http://www.ots.ca.gov/Media_and_Research/Press_Room/2012/doc/2013_Grant_list_by_region.pdf

We at Checkpoint response have found out that not all the law enforcement agencies are following the AB 353 law like they should. (That is the law that permits drivers who get caught going through checkpoints without licenses to call a licensed driver to get the car.) If you go through a checkpoint, you must speak up in order to exercise your right, because the police are not informing people of their options. And if they do not allow you to call a licensed driver, please inform us or your local organization. Send an email to noretenes@gmail.com.

Caravan for Peace begins journey across US to oppose drug war (tags)

Today, the Caravan for Peace and Justice with dignity stepped of from the Mexican border and travelled to Los Angeles from San Diego. They hope to draw attention to the epic failure of the drug war and will arrive in Washington DC with their message on September 12.

Tony, It's Just Chalk (tags)

Unless the Mayor stops it, Occupy Los Angeles is going to get beat down by Chief Charlie's demons on Thursday for writing with chalk on the sidewalks, all at taxpayer expense, all because Occupy Los Angeles spurned the Democrats who run the city.

Roseanne Barr to Speak at Chemtrails and Geo-Engineering Conference in Los Angeles & Live (tags)

Don't miss this critical event. Many thanks, ~GKPR

Anaheim PD Chief Hints ‘Outside Agitators’ and ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Caused 'Civil Unrest' (tags)

Anaheim City Officials, including Police Chief John Welters, are resorting to the convenient scapegoat of blaming “outside agitators” for the “civil unrest” that took place on the streets outside City Hall last Tuesday night.

Opponents of Corrupt "Trade" Agreement Stage March, Rally July 7 (tags)

About 200 opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the so-called "trade" agreement that has been negotiated in secret between government and corporate representatives, marched on the Bayfront Hilton Hotel in San Diego July 7 during the most recent round of TPP talks. The march and rally finished a week of events protesting the secret negotiations of a corporate-welfare treaty under the guise of "free trade."

Art Walkers Occupy Free Speech (tags)

When people at the downtown Art Walk joined with Occupy Los Angeles to assert their right to speak, LAPD answered with guns.

Arrests & Terror at #626Wilshire (tags)

State violence is increasing as Angelenos lay siege to the perfect villain. (Link to full story w/ links & pictures at bottom)

Eco Fascism in Venice: Turning Homeless into Hazardous Waste (tags)

Venice NIMBYs blame the unhoused for environmental problems.

Defend Santee High School Teacher Ron Gochez! (tags)

Ron Gochez is being targeted for termination due most likely to his political activity.

PAUL SOLOMON & WILSON PITRUZZELLI INVESTMENTS CASTIGATED FOR ILLEGAL USE OF ARTIST LOFT (tags)

PAUL SOLOMON & WILSON PITRUZZELLI INVESTMENTS GET CASTIGATED FOR ILLEGAL USE OF LOS ANGELES ARTS DISTRICT LOFT

Veteran Chicano activist's home raided by agencies (tags)

A veteran Los Angeles Chicano activist is speaking out today after what he says was a joint Sheriff’s Department and FBI raid on his Alhambra home on Tuesday morning. Carlos Montes is one of the original Brown Berets who was a key leader of the Chicano Power movement of the 1960’s and 1970s. He says his current activism in the immigrant rights and international workers solidarity movement has put him back in the crosshairs of federal agents. Montes was arrested in his home during a pre-dawn raid in which authorities confiscated countless photos, documents and even two kaffiyehs. He says the authorities have charged him with illegal possession of a firearm. Pacifica’s Ernesto Arce visited Montes at his home today. He files this report from Los Angeles.

Tom Morello talks with Bill Moyers May 18 PBS, notice this ! (tags)

Watch and SEE it on this weekend of May 18, 2012 - Musician and activist Tom Morello talks with Bill Moyers about the “two Americas,” and his solidarity with “the voiceless, the poor, the wretched” across the whole globe-world. [He also has a program on KPFK too.] Moyers’ website and schedule is below for your use and enlivenment. Learn More !!

The Time is Now to Support Carlos Montes, Beloved Chicano Activist (tags)

A very important trial is coming up this Tuesday in LA. There will be a large crowd of supporters outside the criminal court building at 8 am demanding justice for Carlos Montes. What justice would mean in this case is that the District Attorney Steve Cooley drops the charges against Carlos Montes, a beloved Chicano activist, before the trial even starts. If the trial does proceed, the jurors will hear many tall tales told to them by the prosecution. What they will see, however, with their own clear eyes is that Carlos Montes' house was raided nearly one year ago at 5am because of FBI political repression due to his years of activism.

Climate Impact Day in Eagle Rock (tags)

“To preserve our planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 392 parts per million to below 350 ppm. But 350 is more than a number—it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.” --350.org

Gustavo Arellano: How Mexican Food Conquered the U.S. (tags)

Gustavo Arellano, who in the last decade has risen from food editor at the O.C. Weekly in Orange County to investigative reporter at the paper and author of the popular syndicated column “¡Ask a Mexican!,” a witty send-up of anti-Mexican stereotypes published in at least 38 media outlets, came to San Diego April 11 to promote his latest book, "Taco U.S.A.: How Mexican Food Conquered America."

Nefarious Monkey Business Uncovered (tags)

The international trade in monkeys destined for research laboratories has exploded in the past few years. A recent cruelty case in Van Nuys, CA shone a brief but bright light on this business with tragic consequences.

REMEMBER THE “GREAT CALAMITY” IN ARMENIA , 1915 (tags)

Los Angeles--Today, the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) stands with Armenians across LA and the United States to commemorate the 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. We must speak out and acknowledge the 1.5 million who lost their lives in the genocide in 1915. It is very revolting that until today the Turkish authorities and their allies in the United States refused to recognize and still denies the genocide also known as the “Great Calamity” which became the model of a later Holocaust by Nazi Germany in World War II.

Ciclavia 2012, around Macarthur Park (tags)

Short videos of Ciclavia 2012 around Macarthur Park in the Westlake area of Los Angeles.

Recall Mónica García Press Conference (tags)

Activists Announce the Recall Campaign of LAUSD President Mónica García

Freedom Socialist Candidate for U.S. President tours California in April (tags)

Stephen Durham, who is vying for the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) nomination in the California June presidential primary, will campaign in the state from April 12 to May 2. He will speak at several public appearances in and around LA between April 20 and May 2.

President of Los Angeles River Artists and Business Assoc. Harassing Arts District Artist (tags)

Is the new token President of Los Angeles River Artists and Business Assoc., Joseph Pitruzzelli, a blatant hypocrite for attempting to violate an artists first amendment rights? The artist seems to think so, calling Joseph Pitruzzelli one of "The Anti-Artists of the Arts District". Is Joseph Pitruzzelli self fulfilling the artist's own prophecy with this law suit?

JFAV 70th Bataan Day Benefit Dance-Dinner at FACLA, April 9, 2012 (tags)

“Remember Bataan, Honor our Heroes!” The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and Seniors for Filipino American Community Empowerment (S4PACE) ,surviving the Filipino veterans especially the defenders of Bataan and their advocates will hold a commemoration of the 70th Bataan Day, on Monday, April 9, 2012 at FACLA Social Hall ,1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 at 5:00 PM. The event dubbed as “ Gabi ng Kasaysayan at Kasiyahan”.—a dinner dance party is a fundraiser of JFAV for its delegation that will lobby at the US Congress from April 16-18, 2012 in Washington DC.

Miss Hooker Beauty Pageant: Naked Facts about Women and Equality (tags)

Politics is where the power is, so if women desire that power, why does testosterone consume the room when it is time to affect change?

May 1 General Strike 'four winds' meetings (tags)

Five important meetings tonight in east, south and west LA, the San Fernando Valley, and downtown about making plans for the May 1 General Strike four winds caravans and convergence.

Venice Homeless Sweep Stopped: A Good Day in Venice for Street People (tags)

Occupy Venice, Venice Locals, Lawyers with the National Lawyers Guild, and a group called Venice Community Unity all came together on 3rd Ave in Venice to stop a homeless sweep from happening on March 29. It was a good day.

Owens Lake Reminders for SNWA Pipeline’s Water Grab from Northern Aquifers (tags)

The recent decision by the NV State Engineer to support the SNWA's proposed pipeline follows the same tactics used by San Fernando Valley developers who removed water from Owens Lake and Valley by using deception and purchasing land and favors from government officials.

California Safe Schools Celebrates Fourteen Years of Protecting Schools & Communities! (tags)

2 felony charges dropped in case against activist Carlos Montes (tags)

Protestors gathered outside of LA Superior Court yesterdayas planned, and chanted “Justice for Carlos Montes, drop the charges.” 2 of the 6 felony charges against Montes were dropped becuase the statutue of limitations had expired. In the discussion of the dismissal motion, the prosecution admitted that Department of Justice records on Montes’ legal history were contradictory. Montes contends the prosecution is motivated by a desire put a damper on his social and political activism with baselss charges. Montes is currently urging people to protest against NATO on May 20, 2012 in Chicago.

Solidarity for activist Carlos Montes as he goes to trial TUESDAY (tags)

Picketing will begin tomorrow morning outside Los Angeles County Superior Court as we perepare for the day's injustice. Carlos Montes is on the docket for a charge fabricated on the basis of a 42 year old misdemeanor. This is merely an excuse to disrupt his life by forcing him to go to trial. The lifetime of harassment suffered by Montes is how the United States rewards the struggle for peace and justice. Carlos will have his day in court tomorrow, on trumped up charges, simply because a faction of our Secret Police wants him shut up. Solidarity is mandatory. Show that you're human, love and don't surrender.

Venice is changing soon to be known as Silicon Beach ... (tags)

Venice Town Hall: Silicon Beach - Thursday, April 12 come all who care about this 'town' to hear, talk, and discuss what is happening in your neighborhood or maybe just 'nearby' ....it could happen to you too ... iNIMBY is not the same story

May Day 2012: National Mobilization For Immigrant Workers Rights! (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! Wear White T-Shirt; organize local actions to support immigrant worker rights!

More War Against Venice Street People (tags)

The City of Los Angeles rolled out new Venice Boardwalk Ordinance (LAMC 42.15) and initiated concentrated effort to remove homeless people from Venice.

International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier: Clemency Now! (tags)

“It was wonderful to see people going out of their way to participate in these events. I believe we definitely need to continue to educate people, especially young people, as to who Leonard Peltier is. I think there's a concentrated effort made by various governments for us to forget who he is. . . . [P]eople also need to put more pressure on President Obama, put more pressure on the U.S. government for his release." -- Corine Fairbanks of AIM (American Indian Movement) Southern Cal

Contacts and Details on Regional S. CA Post-Secondary Student Conference (tags)

Contacts and Details on Regional S. CA Post-Secondary Student Conference to plan the end of the defunding of public universities and colleges in California.

LAPD's High-Tech "War Room" (tags)

The LAPD is fighting crime from a high-tech war room that gives it eyes all over the city. The surveillance hub is now a model for police forces around the world and KCAL9 got an exclusive tour inside from Chief Charlie Beck.

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).

STOP A "NAFTA OF THE PACIFIC!" RALLY VS SECRET NEGOTIATIONS HELD IN SOFITEL HOTEL IN LA (tags)

As Trade negotiators from throughout the Pacific Rim are gathering in Sofitel Luxury Suites, Los Angeles, activist to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement, groups opposed to the “NAFTA of the Pacific picketed outside the hotel in Beverly Hills. Trade negotiators from nine countries that includes the the U.S. to Vietnam are pressing for a NAFTA-style deal that encourages offshoring, expands downward corporate pressure on labor and environmental standards, raises drug prices, and bans "Make it in America," among other problems. STOP THE FTAA The protest dubbed as RALLY TO STOP A "NAFTA OF THE PACIFIC!" was sparked because of the negotiations are being done out of the public eye, trade ministers and corporate lobbyists (over 600 of ...whom have certified "corporate adviser" status). Protestors asked : “will this become a "NAFTA of the Pacific?"

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.

How Mike Kelley Helped Me Paint My Way Out of a Prison Cell (tags)

How the Whitney Museum tried to exploit me, and in turn I exploited them by lying I was a murderer to show my art in the Mike Kelley retrospective. in 1993. This resulted in tremendous media exposure to my case where Governor Pataki of NYS granted me executive clemency. I literally painted my way to freedom as told in my book 15 to Life: How I Painted my Way to Freedom

WHY OCCUPY art exhibit (tags)

Art collective The Recruiter Syndicate bring their multimedia art exhibit WHY OCCUPY to downtown Los Angeles February 9th.

Trans Pacific Free Trade Agreement Action Wed! (tags)

SOFITEL hotel in Beverly Hills, Wednesday. NOON to 2:30

F29 SHUTDOWN THE CORPORATIONS CALL TO ACTION: Occupy Walmart! (tags)

Join Occupy Riverside, Redlands, San Bernardino Valley, Los Angeles and other Occupy groups in the region for the mass participatory direct action targeting Walmart's largest warehouse and distribution center. NO BUSINESS AS USUAL!

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.

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.

Jrnal of Aesthetics & Protest- editorial towards occupying everything (tags)

Issue 8 of the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest is out. Our forward, recently written but conceived in the afterglow of the 2009/2010 UC occupations looks into the broad strategy of occupying everything.

Tyisha Miller remembered in light of recent spate of police shootings (tags)

RIVERSIDE (California) - Today marks the thirteen-year anniversary of the police murder of Tyisha Miller, a nineteen-year-old African-American woman shot by the Riverside police department. The murder caused an outcry, particularly among the city's black community, and led to some of the most militant and long-reaching organizaing the region had seen in years, including a shutdown of the 91 freeway and the establishment of numerous bureaucratic apparatuses put in place to prevent such tragedies.

Photos courtesy of Occupy Riverside

Social Justice Schools Conference by CEJ and PEAC February 2012 (tags)

What does real school transformation look like? How will we win? Real transformation is rooted in the communities that schools serve, respect the rights of all school employees, and is fully funded.

USYVL-Press Release (tags)

Registration for players and volunteers are currently open for the USYVL Spring 2012 Season.

Post Event Wrap-up, 2nd Annual Sack Full of Dreams Time for Teens Gift Drive & Benefit (tags)

Post event report on the 2nd annual benefit concert and gift drive for teens organized by Sack Full of Dreams and Compassion Care Center, a Los Angeles County non-profit serving at-risk, homeless, and foster youth.

Occupy The Ports Long Beach (tags)

Occupy Movement Rises Again Photo Essay 2 of Two Photo Essay one can be found at.http://la.indymedia.org/news/2011/12/250375.php

Occupy The Ports Long Beach (tags)

Occupy Movement Rises Again Photo Essay 1 of Two Photo Essay 2 can be found at... http://la.indymedia.org/news/2011/12/250396.php

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.

Occupy Los Angeles: A Stroy in Photos (tags)

A photostory looking inside Occupy Los Angeles from its beginning to its end

They Are Not Going to Steal Another Home! (tags)

There are families everywhere without homes this holiday season due to foreclosures. The De Los Santos Family of Riverside was but one of them and the Alliance of California for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Home Defenders League has taken up their cause to take this home back. Among the supporters are the occupiers of Los Angeles and Riverside both of which have also been forcibly evicted from their “homes.” Yet all these evictions have not slowed anyone down, in fact it has made this gesture all that much stronger.

Occupy Los Angeles: A story in Photos (tags)

A photostory looking inside Occupy Los Angeles from its beginning to its end

Democratic Party's Police Brutality v Occupy LA (tags)

Democratic Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa lied when he said there was no police brutality at the November 29, 2011 eviction of Occupy LA, carried out by 1400 police evicting 292 peaceful campers.

Occupation, Liberation, and Overcoming Contradictions Among the 99% (tags)

Which way forward for the Occupy movement and ideas on how to get there by embracing decolonization.

NEWS ADVISORY: Green Party presidential candidate forum, Saturday, December 3rd, LA (tags)

Urgent Call To Save the Occupation: Stay Up All Night (tags)

Occupiers call for all-night block party and vigil tonight to save the Occupation

Tierra y Libertad: Occupy Los Angeles, Day 57 (tags)

November 26th marked the 57th day of Occupy Los Angeles, which is the largest standing Occupy encampment in the nation. The occupation is located at Solidarity Park (formerly known as City Hall Park) in downtown Los Angeles.

The Way She Sees It: Jamala Rogers in San Diego (tags)

Jamala Rogers, columnist for the African-American weekly St. Louis American since 1994 and co-chair of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, spoke in San Diego November 15 to promote her book, "The Best of 'The Way I See It,'" a compilation of her columns. Among them are a ringing defense of Queer rights and a series denouncing the government response to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath as anti-Black genocide.

Occupy Los Angeles Ups The Ante on November 17th (tags)

3 actions with 72 arrests and No Violence Photoset 5 of 5 / Occupy Bank Of America Plaza Finale

Report Back: City Council Unanimously Supports “Turning Land into Cash” (tags)

Various people said that Jan Perry was using the ancient "divide and conquer" strategy and that she succeeded in dividing the community in and around 41st and Alameda. Both Perry and Eric Garcetti (District 13), who presided over the meeting, are planning to run for mayor. It seems unlikely that LA will have a decent mayor within our lifetimes, but a Mayor Perry or a Mayor Garcetti would be one more major injustice.

Occupy Los Angeles Day 47 - CSU Chancellor's Office (tags)

Occupy Los Angeles Day 47 - CSU Chancellor's Office

When Goliath Wins: The Triumph of Redevelopment in Los Angeles (tags)

On Tuesday at 8:00 a.m., the South Central Farmers, their supporters, and the residents of the Central-Alameda neighborhood will confront the Los Angeles City Council in its chambers one more time to try to save the Farm and save the neighborhood. in the unlikely event they succeed, they might save the City.

Occupy United Way! Group founded and manifesto published (tags)

Grassroots activists and public education advocates take on the United Way for its complicity with the corporate education reform cabal!

PALEA member in Los Angeles cry harassment by PAL, PM-USA vows support (tags)

A member of the Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) is crying harassment by Philippine Airlines (PAL) for being refused boarding on a flight back to Manila from Los Angeles. Belle Savellano, PALEA members and PAL employee for 28 years, was not allowed to board the PAL LAX-MNL flight last November 6 for being allegedly on “blacklist of PALEA members.”

Video of Occupy LA Occupies California Plaza on November 5th (tags)

Working in unison with groups across the US, Occupy Los Angeles commemorated the 5th of November with a demonstration at California Plaza in the financial district of downtown Los Angeles. 12 Minutes

Occupy Los Angeles Marches for Bank Transfer Day (tags)

Diversified, Angry , Nonviolent. PhotoSet 3 of 3

Occupy Los Angeles Marches for Bank Transfer Day (tags)

Diversified, Angry , Nonviolent. Photo Set 2 of 3

Occupy Los Angeles Marches for Bank Transfer Day (tags)

Diversified, Angry , Nonviolent. PhotoSet 1 of 3

OccupyLA Still Here, and Coming Soon to a Hood Near You (tags)

In spite of some people's best efforts, OccupyLA has managed to re-create all the ills of the society we purport to change, right down to the do-gooders who want to tweak our system to make the problems less visible.

Jan Perry's Attempt to Remove Green Space Requirement Gains Steam (tags)

After 90+ minutes of open discussion, City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee unanimously approved Councilwoman Jan Perry's proposal and made the announcement quickly and quietly. Perry was not present herself but filled the room with residents of the low-income housing project Pueblo Del Rio (who were bused in and treated to a free lunch) and employees of PIMA, the company which hopes to develop the entire property. The measure will now be reintroduced to the full City Council, probably in mid-November. The South Central Farm is calling on Angelinos to contact their City Council members (contact info. at the bottom of this article).

LAPD sergeant a serial burglar? (tags)

According to the following article Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant Lucien "Lou" Daigle is suspected of being a serial burglar.

Halloween Ordinance Unconstitutional (tags)

Riverside County passed an ordinance last week that violates the constitutional rights of anyone convicted of a sex-related crime. There are more than 2,500 such people in that County plus family members affected. Anyone who violates ordinance may be sentenced to 6 months in jail and fined up to $1,000.

Oct22nd Rally Footage (tags)

Raw footage from 2011 16th Annual March and rally against police brutality Los Angeles

Johnathan Cuevas Victim of Police Murder, a Family’s Fight for Justice (tags)

LOS ANGELES, October 22, 2011 - The 16th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality held a protest this Saturday with a march from downtown to a rally at MacArthur Park. Alicia Alvarez of Lynwood came with her family to fight for justice for her son, Johnathan, who was shot and killed by a Lynwood sheriff deputy on October 10, 2010.

Video interview from Stop Police Brutality Rally (tags)

Video interview with protesters at the 16th Annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality. Recorded on October 22, 2011 at Mac Arthur Park in Los Angeles. Click on this link to watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiuQoK4xK7o

SCF to Occupy LA City Hall (tags)

Farmers Join with Central–Alameda Residents and OccupyLA To Halt Sale of Last Piece of Urban Farm

DAY 22, OCCUPY LA (tags)

DAY 22, OCCUPY LA As of October 22, 2011 there were 350 tents around Los Angeles City Hall with an average of 2 people by tents.

“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.

Primate Liberation Week Protest at BlackRock Inc. (tags)

Group demonstrates against Astra Zeneca in downtown Los Angeles.

Fox Shareholder's Meeting (tags)

Join Good Jobs LA, Brave New Foundation, Common Cause, Free Press, NABET-CWA, The Media and Democracy Coalition, Media Alliance, and Media Action Center to send a message to Murdoch, his investors and the rest of the world: ?News Corp. is Not Above the Law.?

Occupy Los Angeles Day 9 (tags)

Photos from day 9 of the Los Angeles Occupation

Special Oct. 24, 2011 LA Screening of The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman (tags)

A screening of The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman. Followed by a panel with special guests including Dr. Stephen Krashen. Event opens with introduction by Dr. Diane Ravitch via Skype.

Taking our schools back from the 1% is OccupyLAUSD's goal (tags)

Inspired by Occupy Movements for social and economic justice nationwide, educators and community members are planning to Occupy Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) starting Tuesday 10/18/2011.

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.

Occupy LA court house action (tags)

OLA organizers and protesters march to the Court house in Los Angeles

Okupa LA y m?s all? en tu programa radial Nuestra Voz (tags)

Audio del archivo de KPFK

Refund California Action Results in 11 Arrests. Photo Set 2 (tags)

First Major Arrests of Occupy LA Associated Protesters Photo Set 2 of 2

Refund California Action Results in 11 Arrests. (tags)

First Major Arrests of Occupy LA Associated Protesters Photo Set 1 of 2

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

Occupy L.A. - UPDATED HOW TO DONATE - what is needed now (tags)

Occupy L.A. - HOW TO DONATE - UPDATED - what is needed right now - Supplies List, Food List, How to Donate Money

City Councilmen Garcetti & Rosendahl Express Support for Occupy LA (tags)

LOS ANGELES October 4, 2011 - Day 4 of the encampment at city hall ? Los Angeles City Councilmen Eric Garcetti and Bill Rosendahl visited the encampment today and expressed their support for Occupy LA. They announced to the crowd gathered around them that they plan to introduce a resolution to the city council tomorrow declaring the council's support for Occupy LA.

Brief Anaylsis Of LA and Seattle Occupations (tags)

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Occupy Riverside October 3, 2011 (tags)

RIVERSIDE (California) - The revolution, having recently broken out in New York, has now begun to spread to other cities. Inspired by our newly-free sisters and brothers in nearby Los Angeles, who recently liberated areas surrounding corruption-filled City Hall, citizens of Riverside met tonight for a general assembly to plan to emancipate areas of their city through occupation and take further action against the 1% of humanity that perpetrates inequality and disgrace.

Occupy L.A.- UPDATED LEGAL INFO (tags)

OCCUPY L.A. UPDATED LEGAL INFO. If you are coming to Occupy LA for a few hours, a few days, or the duration, know these things first. Please also see the other post about Donating to Occupy LA.

Occupy L.A.- HOW TO DONATE (tags)

Occupy L.A. needs donations of food, supplies, and money. This post tells exactly what is needed and how to deliver it.

Occupy Los Angeles Day 2 Video (tags)

Video from the Occupy Los Angeles Protest, Day 2. October 2, 2011

Occupy Los Angeles Day 2 (tags)

Day 2 Photos of The Occupy Los Angeles Action

VIDEO: Occupy LA - Day 2 (tags)

Los Angeles, October 2, 2011 - Day 2 of the Occupy LA encampment at city hall.

Occupy Los Angeles Photo Set 3 (tags)

Photo Set 3 of 3 of The Occupying of Los Angeles Oct 1st shot by Robert Stuart Lowden For la.Indymedia.org

Occupy Los Angeles Photo Set 2 (tags)

Photo Set 2 of 3 of The Occupying of Los Angeles Oct 1st shot by Robert Stuart Lowden For la.Indymedia.org

Occupy Los Angeles Photo Set 1 (tags)

Photo Set 1 of 3 of The Occupying of Los Angeles Oct 1st shot by Robert Stuart Lowden For la.Indymedia.org

OCCUPY L.A. - Legal Info for Los Angeles protest at City Hall (tags)

OCCUPY L.A. - Legal Info for Los Angeles protest at City Hall, October 1. L.A. Municipal Code pertinent parts in everyday language.

Protest Obama in L.A. (tags)

The Coalition Against Insecure Communities calls on all communities in Los Angeles to mobilize on September 26, 2011 to demand that President Obama immediately end the "Insecure Communites" program.

The Irvine 11: Guilty of Being Muslims in America (tags)

persecution

23 de septiembre--Día de acción (tags)

Se nos acerca una fecha bastante importante para la historia del radicalismo mexicano. En esta temporada siempre se conmemoran momentos históricos revolucionarios como el Grito de Dolores y el 2 de octubre. El primero se ha vuelto una fecha de borrachería y fanfarría nacionalista, mientras la segunda se conmemora solemnemente entre sectores de la izquierda.

En cambio, el 23 de octubre es una d?a no de ceremonia, sino de acción.

Solidarity Hall Matching Fund (tags)

Local person offers to match donations to IMC with a larger donation to Solidarity Hall.

KPFK TOWN HALL meeting for all Sept 18 (tags)

KPFK?s Local Station Board is organizing a Town Hall Meeting for Sunday, September 18, 2011. 3pm ? 6pm Location: Forshay Lodge 9635 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90232

Fall 2011 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! (tags)

In This Issue: Obama skewers the immigrant justice movement (Pg 1); Obama Puts Bandage on Broken Immigration System (Pg 2); Obama's new deportation policy is PR spin (Pg 3); Immigration Appeals (Pg 4); Immigration and Mass Incarceration in the Obama Era (Pg 4);

"My Name Is Rachel Corrie" Opens in LA (tags)

For four nights in September, the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum presents the controversial one-woman play that has become a flashpoint for opposing viewpoints about Israel's presence in the Gaza strip.

Zombie Slumlord Paul Solomon (tags)

Portrait by Zone Warrior of Los Angeles Developer / Slumlord Paul Solomon as a Brain dead ZOMBIE with no soul!

Venice Boardwalk ordinance draft looks like it's going to fail it's duties (tags)

Venice Boardwalk has been a big loss to the City- how it is seen by Los Angeles' tourist crowds, and to LA's own image as an artistic or art-supportive environment. Commercial vending of cheap re-sale-mdse. bought at any local wholesaler while using City sidewalk free spaces ruins any art scene. City Council doing a draft that looks bad so far.

Farmers Fighting for South Central Again (tags)

The Farmers defend the last vestige of the Farm against City and development. Join them Thursday morning, 8:00 a.m., at the Port of Los Angeles Administration Building, 425 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro, CA 90731

Seeking Locations For New Guide To LA's Assholes! (tags)

Let Us know Who Is Noir In Our City Of Angels

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.

Need overwhelms Southern California food pantries (tags)

Los Angeles and Orange Counties, long known as centers of Southern California wealth and glamour, are now home to more than half a million people seeking help from food pantries.

Riverside New School & Medical Center to Remain Closed (tags)

California Governor Jerry Brown has passed a new brutal austerity budget that reduces state spending by $15 billion, bringing it to its lowest level in 29 years. Among the casualties of these and previous cuts are a new high school and new hospital in Riverside, which were intended to relieve the disastrous overcrowding of the local school district and severe shortage of doctors for the region.

Photos from the L.A. Anarchist Bookfair (tags)

Pics L.A. Anarchist Bookfair that took place today in downtown Los Angeles. 6/25/2011

Carlos Montes Arraignment and Protest in Alhambra, California (tags)

Six More Felony Charges are filed against the Los Angeles Peace Activist while demonstrations occur across the U.S. Citing FBI Harassment Policies Photo Set 2 of 2

Carlos Montes Arraignment and Protest in Alhambra, California (tags)

Six More Felony Charges are filed against the Los Angeles Peace Activist while demonstrations occur across the U.S. Citing FBI Harassment Policies Photo Set 1 of 2

PRESS RELEASE: KILLER EX-COP MEHSERLE'S RELEASE ACTIONS (tags)

Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant

SlutWalk Los Angeles Storms West Hollywood California (tags)

March and Rally puts Sexual Assault on Notice.

SlutWalk Los Angeles Storms West Hollywood California (tags)

March and Rally puts Sexual Assault on Notice.

SlutWalk Los Angeles Storms West Hollywood California (tags)

March and Rally puts Sexual Assault on Notice.

Former Political Prisoner Geronimo Pratt Dies (tags)

persecution

National Day of Mourning for Animals In Laboratories (tags)

Animal Rights activists take their message to 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica on Memorial Day to protest the use of live animals in experiments at UCLA and Cedars Sinai.

Target:Homeles-South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee Advocate Reports (tags)

Target:Homeles-South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee Advocate Reports The City of Santa Barbara is poised to push homeless out with illegal legislation which violates the US Constitution. Here is the report they never released to the public - or even discussed!!! Because frankly, they don't give a damn.

FBI AND LA COUNTY SHERIFF RAID VETERAN CHICANO ACTIVIST CARLOS MONTES (tags)

STATEMENT FROM THE COMMITTEE TO STOP FBI REPRESSION

The Socialist Party CA Presents an Evening With Black Panther Party Founder, Bobby Seale (tags)

On June 25th, the Socialist Party of California will host a special evening in Los Angeles with Bobby Seale, the Founder of the Black Panther Party. This event is open to the public.

The importance of this Tuesday's runoff election for school board (tags)

Tuesday's election will determine whether we have a school board member who listens to our community and parents or one beholden to the deep pocketed corporate charter school sector. If you live in LAUSD District 5, your vote matters.

Forum on Venezuela in LA May 8, A Resounding Success (tags)

- Last Sunday, Mother?s Day, the Los Angeles forum about Venezuela?s Bolivarian Revolution, featuring attorney and author Eva Golinger and a panel of Venezuela experts was a success. The forum that was held at the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Wislhire featured speaker was and Eva Golinger is a foreign policy advisor to the Venezuelan government, led by President Hugo Chavez.

Echo Park Moms leading the way. Demand your right to vote! No more LAUSD privatization wit (tags)

Echo Park Moms 4 Education lead the struggle to save the public advisory vote, the only democratic portion of LAUSD's deceptively named Public School Choice motion which gives away public schools.

Echo Park Moms 4 Education: URGENT - Parent Wake-Up Call on Tuesday May 10th!!! (tags)

LAUSD's Public School Choice is already an anti-democratic measure to give public schools away to private charter corporations. Removing the advisory vote makes PSC all the more totalitarian and entirely removes community and parental voice. Either keep the advisory votes or repeal PSC altogether.

March on May 1 for Immigration Reform! (tags)

March with L.A. Labor for Immigration Reform on May 1! May Day Thousands of LA workers will march side-by-side with immigrant workers this Sunday in downtown Los Angeles to demand national immigration reform, to stop deportations and separations of families, and to support all workers’ rights.

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

U.S. Election 2012: California Selected to Host National Convention for Socialist Party (tags)

The Socialist Party USA National Convention is scheduled during the weekend of October 14-16, 2011; Los Angeles will be the host city. For more information, contact: Socialist Party of California, Convention Committee, P.O. Box 661483, Los Angeles, CA 90066. E-mail address: socialistpartyusala@gmail.com

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.

May Day 2011 Call to Action! (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! Wear White T-Shirt; organize local actions to support immigrant worker rights!

2 May Day Marches (tags)

This year, there will be two May Day marches in Los Angeles. WHY?? Southern California Immigration Coalition (SCIC)

Lomas v Bank of America – Fraud Turns into Extortion in the Los Angeles Superior Court (tags)

The case should be properly considered now Extortion, and no longer Fraud. All sides are now fully cognizant of the true nature of the litigation. Given the number of cases of this kind that have been recorded in the Los Angeles Superior Court, the Court should be considered a racket.

Lomas files for disqualification of Judge Meeka, calls “quits” to charades in the Los Ange (tags)

The case is opined as Fraud on the Court. It is doubted that Judge Meeka will comply with the law. Los Angeles judges do not consider 'quits' part of the game of charades.

Fraud on the Court by Bank of America in the Los Angeles Superior Court (tags)

Bank of America continues racketeering in the Los Angeles Superior Court, while Bank of America Associate General Counsel Sandor Samuels is titled President of Bet Tzedek - "The House of Justice" - and claims to engage in “repairing the world”.

Palm Sunday Peace Parade: The Call for the End to War and Oppression is Louder than Ever (tags)

Join Christian Peacemaker Teams member and author James Loney and show your solidarity with those who march for an end to war and oppression around the globe.

Downtown March for Workers' Rights (tags)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

LOS ANGELES - Approximately 20,000 marchers demonstrated their support for unions and the right to collectively bargain.

March 26 Labor Solidarity March Photos (tags)

Photo copyright 2011 David Sachs / SEIU. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution, Noncommercial, Share Alike.

March 26 Labor Solidarity March Photos (tags)

Photos by Chris Valle.

March 26 Labor Solidarity March Photos (tags)

Photos by joiseyboyy on flickr.

March 26 Labor Solidarity March Photos (tags)

Photos by Slobodan Dimitrov.

Workers of Los Angeles Unite (Photos from 3/26/11) (tags)

Workers took to the streets of Los Angeles on Saturday, March 26 to protest the ongoing assault on the working class and to express solidarity with protesters in Wisconsin. They marched from the Convention Center to Pershing Square where a rally took place.

CPUC may do away with land lines, the safest form of telephone communication tomorrow! (tags)

Changes afoot at tomorrow's Public Utilities Commission meeting

Protest Chief School Privatizer Arne Duncan at Fremont HS Today! (tags)

March 22, 2011 at 4:00PM Protest Chief School Privatizer Arne Duncan at Fremont High School.

Los Angeles Jewish Community Should Investigate Alleged Racketeering Among Its Leaders… (tags)

Los Angeles, March 22 – Human Rights Alert (NGO) and Joseph Zernik, PhD, launched a petition, calling on Los Angeles Jewish community to investigate allegations of racketeering by leaders of its organizations. ____ Please sign the Petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/racketeering-in-LA-Jewish-Community/

Los Angeles Stages Hollywood Antiwar Protest for Eighth Year (tags)

Rally called out by ANSWER Coalition brings out the Faithful. Photo Set one of three

Anti-Nuclear Peace Marches on March 19 (tags)

On this 8th anniversary of the illegal US invasion and occupation of Iraq in its agenda of blood for oil wars to maximize profits, we are also witnessing another profiteering horror, that of a nuclear holocaust caused by the breakdown of nuclear power in the face of earthquakes and tsunamis. Go to the nearest peace march on March 19 to support solar, wind and tidal power for clean, safe, renewable energy, for an end to blood for oil wars and an end to the whole deadly private profit system.

Are School Privatizers Employing Fabian Núñez and Mercury Plubic Affairs to Champion Charte (tags)

Have local charter-voucher schools brought in even more hired guns to assure more privatization during this round of PSC?

EPPC CONDEMNS ANTI-MUSLIM WITCH-HUNT IN THE US CONGRESS (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) stands with our fellow US Muslims who say they are being unfairly singled out in the US Congressional hearings. The EPCC condemns the fact that the hearing conducted by the GOP in the House has become like a witch-hunt,. The EPCC asks: " Why is there no hearing on racist and white supremacist rightist groups? Why are they so quick to brand Muslim terrorist and soft on terrorism and quiet on the White guy who shot Rep. Giiffords and the conservatives quick to call him just "crazy"?

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….

Wisconsin Solidarity (tags)

Angelenos come out and support their brothers and sisters of Wisconsin at RALLY TO SAVE THE AMERICAN DREAM in downtown Los Angeles in front of City Hall on Saturday, February 26th, 2011.

Camino Nuevo Staff Admonishing Echo Park Community to "Fact Check?" (tags)

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy's paid staff are the first to tout statistics, except when those statistics reflect poorly on them. Here's a rebuttal to their fact checking admonishments. Ultimately, the battle for CRES 14 comes down to who should control our schools -- public or private?

Tenants Deliver Valentine’s Day Message to Councilmember Wesson (tags)

Members of the L.A. Right to Housing Collective deliver valentine to Herb Wesson and demand that he move forward with the community's recommendations to reform rent control.

LA ACTIVISTS: URGENT CALL TO ACTION for Protesters Pre-Trial Hearings! (tags)

In response to city attorney Carmen Trutanich's threat to throw the Todos Somos Arizona protesters into prison for a year, for political protest.

Mimi Soltysik Becomes New Chair for Socialist Party of California (tags)

Mimi Soltysik says building the membership within the Socialist Party of California is his primary goal for 2011. “I am looking for people who are ready for change; the unemployed, college students paying too much for tuitions, seniors who a struggling to survive, anti-Democrats and anti-Republicans, the anti-capitalists and those willing to join the struggle to end U.S. imperialism. My request is simple, Join Us.”

Federal and State Officials Hear Testimony Regarding Impact of Pollution at Schools (tags)

It's Official, the LA Weekly is Ben Austin's personal public relations firm (tags)

How Jill Stewart's masseuse and porn ad pennysaver -- The LA Weekly -- has taken yellow journalism to new heights with its fanatical coverage of the corporate astroturf group Parent Revolution's school privatization pogroms in Compton.

Deliberately Misleading Testimony of Acting Inspector General Cynthia Schnedar, US DOJ (tags)

Given the abundance of official, expert, and media reports of large-scale false imprisonments, widespread corruption of the courts, and unprecedented fraudulent dispossession of homeowners throughout the United States, the testimony by the Acting Inspector General must be deemed false and deliberately misleading.

Chavez, Venezuela y la Nueva Latinoamerica (tags)

Video Screening of Chavez, Venezuela and the New Latin America

Protests Continue in San Luis Obispo (tags)

Medical cannabis activists in the San Luis Obispo area are coordinating rallies this month in support of patients and providers facing charges there. On the first two Thursdays of the month, Feb 3 and Feb 10, activists will be passing out informational flyers at the San Luis Obispo Farmers Market. Several of those arrested will appear in court on Feb 9 and 10, and another has a pre-trial hearing on Feb 14.

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.

Los Angeles School District works with ACLU to deny teachers’ seniority rights (tags)

On January 21, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Highberger stripped teachers employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) of certain seniority rights, allegedly to stanch the loss of young, quality teachers at inner-city schools. If the order is upheld on appeal, the LAUSD can lay off higher paid veteran teachers without regard to their years of service, in violation of collective bargaining provisions that have been in effect for decades. At the same time, there are more than a dozen billionaires living in Los Angeles, and dozens more who measure their wealth by the hundreds of millions.

27 Arrests at Secret Billionaires Meeting (tags)

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA -- Today, over two thousand everyday Americans from across the country – including San Diego, Los Angeles and Organce County - converged at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, CA to protest a secret right-wing strategy meeting held by billionaires David and Charles Koch.

Wurstkuche Restaurant Given Worst Neighbor in L.A. Arts District Award (tags)

Wurstkuche Restaurant Given Worst Neighbor in L.A. Arts District Award for being inconsiderate egregious Neighbors since arriving in the Arts District almost two years ago.

Education crisis in California (tags)

After several years of continuous budget cuts, California’s schools are in dire straits. The state superintendent of public instruction, Tom Torlakson, went so far as to call it a “state of financial emergency.” Newly re-elected Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget, however, includes widespread cuts to higher education and social services in an attempt to close the $25.4 billion deficit. Inequality in California is so staggering that the wealth of the richest Californian, Lawrence Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, estimated at $27 billion, would eliminate the entire state deficit.

Oppose Brown’s cuts in California! Education must be a social right! (tags)

In his latest budget, California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, is proposing drastic cuts that will affect the lives of students and workers throughout the state, including $1.4 billion in cuts to higher education. The net wealth of the 19 richest Californians is more than ten times the entire amount of proposed budget cuts!

Get out the Public School Vote for CRES 14 during this week's PSC 2.0 Advisory! (tags)

Support Public Schools! Vote for the Local District 4 and Echo Park Community Partners Design Team Plan for CRES 14 during this week's PSC 2.0 Advisory!

Joint Meeting to Be Held by the Socialist Party USA & Socialist Party L.A. Local on Feb. 5 (tags)

On Saturday, February 5th, the Socialist Party of California & the Socialist Party Los Angeles Local will hold a joint meeting at 2617 South Hauser Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA.

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’: Log Cabin Republicans Arguments - "handwaving" (tags)

In their opposition to the Motion to Intervene, the Log Cabin Republicans failed to do the obvious - produce the Certificate of the October 2010 Judgment. Of significance also is the lack of opposition to the intervention by the US Department of Justice, and the ongoing refusal of the US District Court to produce the Certificate.

Wurstkutche aka Wilson Pitruzzelli Investments sued for Late Night Disruption by Neighbor (tags)

Wurstkuche Restaurant aka Wilson Pitruzzelli Investments LLC, is being sued again for Disrupting their Artist Neighbors late into the night.

Community Forum (tags)

Community Forum on ICE/Police Repression

Cine Clandestino--Underground Cinema (tags)

Film Screening Presentacion de Video

I HEART HAMAS Takes on L.A. (tags)

I Heart Hamas: And Other Things I’m Afraid to Tell You heads out to Los Angeles for the first time on four week run!

Crafty Camino Nuevo Charter Charlatans (tags)

A critical look at the nefarious corporate charter operator, Camino Nuevo, which is trying to pilfer yet another new public school site under LAUSD's corporate giveaway resolution

FBI Repression: Nine More Subpoenaed - Call for J25 Actions (tags)

Twenty three anti-war, social justice activists - mainly from Minneapolis and Chicago, have received subpoenas demanding that they testify before a Grand Jury on January 25th about their political activities. Many are refusing to comply. Coordinated protests are set in many cities across the country on the day of the Grand Jury proceedings.

Interview with Sphinx from Indymedia Africa (Ambazonia) (tags)

Indymedia On Air, KPFK Los Angeles 90.7 FM - interview with Sphinx from Indymedia Africa (Ambazonia)

Corruption in the Courts, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, California (tags)

In 2010 the United Nations Human Rights Council Report summed up the situation as "corruption of the courts and the legal profession, and discrimination by law enforcement in California".

Financial Backers of Peabody Coal (tags)

According to a Peabody advertisement in the legals section of the November 17 2010 Navajo-Hopi Observer, the following companies are financial backers of Peabody Western Coal Company. Contact these companies and urge them to drop Peabody unless Peabody shuts down mining operations on sovereign Dine land (i.e. the Kayenta Mine).

Statement of Facts/Call to Action Re: Burial Site (tags)

"STOP THE DESECRATION! 90+ burials (at present) being disturbed in the development of the Mexican Cultural Center at LA Plaza/Olvera St. They have attempted to not follow the law at the discovery of remains. Please support and help - call, write letters, emails. Voice your disgust...Tongva people tired and in pain." - - Tongva Elder

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.

Pinoy Harvard grad facing deportation released (tags)

Mark Farrales, a Filipino- American detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for allegedly being an illegal immigrant has been released. According to EPCC NEWS based in Los Angeles, In a phone interview with ABS-CBN North America News Bureau, ICE said they granted a "deferred action" to Mark Farrales for one year to afford him "additional time to pursue his options." Farrales, 31, was detained at the Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster, California last October. Farrales's supporters in the Filipino-American community were happy about his release. The online petition against the deportation of Farrales was started by University of California San Diego students where Farrales is getting a doctorate degree. Filipino organizations in LA’s Historic Filipinotown joined this effort. This is the place where Farrales grew up and graduated valedictorian of his high school class.

Press Conference: LAPD Christmas Checkpoints/Neighborhood Council Resolution (tags)

PRESS CONFERENCE: Neighborhood Council and Southern California Immigration Coalition to denounce the Los Angeles Police Department and Mayor Villaraigosa for stealing cars from Immigrants; especially during Christmas

DREAM Act Vote Will Not Be Forgotten (tags)

Senate fails to pass DREAM Act despite unprecedented mobilization and support by the general public

DREAMERS WILL NOT GIVE UP (tags)

Los Angeles, CA - This morning, US Senate voted on whether or not to debate the DREAM Act. Unfortunately, 60 votes were needed and the measure will not move forward this year.

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz Endorsed Petition: Stay Kevin Cooper's Execution End Death Penalty (tags)

Under conditions that today prevail in the justice system in Los Angeles County and California, it is inconceivable to continue with executions. California Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger should stop the execution of Kevin Cooper and impose a moratorium on the death penalty in California.

Blackwater Founder in Deal to Sell Company to LA-Based Investors (tags)

Erik D. Prince, founder of the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, has reached a deal to sell his embattled firm to a small group of investors based in Los Angeles who have close ties to Mr. Prince, according to people briefed on the deal.

UCLA HILLEL's RABBI SEIDLER-FELLER ASKED TO JOIN THE CALL: STOP KEVIN COOPER'S EXECUTION (tags)

Under conditions that today prevail in the justice system in Los Angeles County and California, it is inconceivable to continue with executions. California Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger should stop the execution of Kevin Cooper and impose a moratorium on the death penalty in California.

NO TO WAR IN KOREA, STOP THE IMPERIALIST PROVOCATIONS (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) condemn in the strongest possible terms the recent and ongoing provocations being made by the US and the South Korean puppet government against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. We are one with International ANSWER Coalition in calling for mass action in the nation’s capital, Washington DC on November 27, 2010 to stop the war and end the tension in the two nation peninsula.We add our voice in a call to stop imperialist provocations for a new war in Korea. We reserve another strongest condemnation to the puppet Philippine government of Noynoy Aquino III for jumping hook line and sinker in condemning the DPRK as the aggressor party in toeing the US Imperialist line.

“Know Your Rights,” Progressive Attorneys Tell Activist San Diego (tags)

Though guest of honor Ted Burke, one of 11 Midwest peace and social justice activists recently detained and harassed by the FBI, wasn't able to make Activist San Diego's November 15 meeting on law enforcement and political activism, the discussion was still compelling. Local attorneys and activists Kate Yavenditti, Frank Gormlie and Alex Landon reviewed the history of anti-Left and anti-progressive repression in San Diego and discussed what rights you have when you're stopped by law enforcement or when police officers come to your home.

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.

ERRATA Summary of Value-Added Forum at 89.3 KPCC (tags)

I made one factual error about the Times database, which does not change the injustice of how they treated Rigo.

Summary of KPCC Forum on "Value-Added" Evaluation of Teachers (tags)

This summary of a Public Radio forum takes on special relevance because of the recent tragic death of Rigoberto Ruelas, an excellent teacher who was rated "less effective" by the Los Angeles Times

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.

OUR WORD IS OUR WEAPON: A Creative and Critical Response to Bullying & Suicide (tags)

One Imagination's OUR WORD IS OUR WEAPON is a multidisciplinary production centering the struggles of David, a gay high school student and writer, taking place Sunday, December 5th, 2010 at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica.

California Attorneys Appearing in Pretense Court Proceedings: A Legal Ethics Question (tags)

California legal ethics question: What are the duties and responsibilities of an attorney when appearing in pretense court proceedings before a corrupt judge? – Correspondence with a California Attorney.

The Socialist Party Los Angeles County Local Endorses Prop. 19 Socialist Leaders Urge Cali (tags)

As the Socialist Party USA opposes America's phony "War on Drugs", the potential passage of California's Prop 19 provides an excellent opportunity for a closer legislative alignment with the Socialist Party's platform. The Party explicitly calls for the decriminalization of drug use and the redirection of funds spent on the so-called "War on Drugs" to comprehensive community-based rehabilitation programs.

Arts District Artist Wins Law Suit For All Artist's Rights - Wurstkuche Restaurant Looses (tags)

Court ruling in case # LAM 10M07169 against Wurstkuche Restaurant said: "Nighttime operations causing excess noise constitutes private nuisance even if the use is permitted by city." A ruling in David Goldner's favor.

EPCC NEWS October 18, 2010 RP NURSES JOBS ON THE DECLINE IN THE US Los Angeles- The EPCC (tags)

The EPCC NEWS Reported today that number of Filipino nurses aspiring to practice their profession in the United States continued to drop year-on-year in the third quarter, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) said over the weekend. In a news release, TUCP secretary-general and former senator Ernesto Herrera said only 2,227 Filipino nurses took the US NCLEX for the first time from July to September, down 38 percent or 1,355 fewer compared to the 3,582 in the same three-month period in 2009.

Laura Wells, GP Candidate for Gov in L.A. (tags)

Laura Wells, Green Party candidate for Governor of California Will be in Los Angeles today at the Black Panther 44th Anniversary celebration, 6120 S. Vermont (61ST & Vermont) at noon.

Looking for testamonials about LA Riots. (tags)

We are looking for short written testimonials regarding your reaction to the LA Riots. "How did the LA Riots change how you experienced or thought of Los Angeles?"

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.

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)

lawless spying

Vets say: "Shut Down the War Machine!!" (tags)

On the 9th Anniversary of the Afghanistan War Join us at the Hollywood Military Recruitment Center to Hollywood Military Recruitment Center. Vets say: "Shut Down the War Machine!!"

Southern CA organizations to announce unity and denounce the FBI attacks against Human Rig (tags)

Southern CA organizations to announce unity and denounce the FBI attacks against Human Rights activists

9/28 Injured Movie & Downey Kaiser Workers To File Complaints At LA DA (tags)

On 9/28/201 injured movie and Kaiser Downey workers will be filing complaints with the Los Angeles District Attorney Workers Comp fraud unit and evironmental crimes unit to prosecute Downey Toxic Developer Stuart Lichter who is owner of the IRG company. Lichter has poisoned and contaminated workers at the privatized "brownfield" super-fund toxic dump site where a Kaiser hospital was also built

LA Arts District Restaurant, Wurstkuche, in Defiance of City "Order to Comply" (tags)

“Order to Comply” ignored by Wurstkuche Restaurant as of September 24th, 2010. Illegal use of Artist in Residence loft continues late into the nights...

Arts District Developer / Landlord Paul Solomon in Defiance of City's "Order to Comply". (tags)

“Order to Comply” ignored by Paul Solomon as of September 24th, 2010. Illegal use of Artist in Residence building continues...

State repression and resistance / Represión estatal y resistencia (tags)

Sunday, September 26, 2010 MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota and DURHAM, North Carolina - News of FBI raids on the homes of antiwar and international solidarity activists sent shockwaves throughout the activist community and also sparked calls for unity and resistance to these acts of state repression.

Domingo, 26 de septiembre 2010 MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota y DURHAM, Carolina del Norte - La comunidad activista fue sacudida por noticias de allanamientos realizados por el FBI en casas de activistas de los movimientos antiguerra y por la solidaridad internacional, y provocaron un llamado a la unidad y resistencia ante estos hechos de represión estatal.

Bill Rosendahl Helps Homeless Haters Win in Venice (tags)

Councilman Bill Rosendahl, the LAPD, the City Attorney's Office, the Department of Transportation, and LASHA hosted a town hall of hate for homeless people in Venice. Mainstream media is nothing more than a bunch of paparazzi.

Sept. 18, March to Support Manuel Jamines (tags)

Manuel Jamines was murdered in cold blood by an LAPD officer; and today several hundred people from many established Los Angeles activist groups came together in support of justice, and in protest against a police culture which has long supported brutality and killing of members of vulnerable communities and communities of color.

JUSTICE FOR MANUEL JAMINES! (tags)

JUSTICE FOR MANUEL JAMINES! PROTESTS AGAINST POLICE MURDER ARE JUSTIFIED AND MUST BE SUPPORTED! THE WHOLE DAMN SYSTEM IS GUILTY!

“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.

March & Rally to Demand Justice for Manuel Jamines! Stop Police Killings! Justice Now! (tags)

Saturday, September 18, 10am - March & Rally to Demand Justice for Manuel Jamines! Stop Police Killings! Justice for Immigrant Workers! Gather 6th & Union Ave., Los Angeles March to City Hall (1st and Spring St.)Arrest LAPD officer Frank Hernandez for murder!

People of All Faiths to Wear Hijab on Sept. 11th (tags)

As a protest against persecution of Muslims, a local peace activist has launched a campaign asking people to show that not all Americans are bigots by adorning themselves with symbols of the Islamic faith (Hijab head scarf for women or Kufi skull cap for men) on September 11th.

Pico Union/Westlake Rebellion after Rampart Police Murder Manuel Jamines - Indigenous Man (tags)

Manuel Jamines was murdered by Rampart police on Sunday, September 5th, 2010. He was a 37 year old indigenous man from Guatemala, who didn't speak English or even Spanish very well

WED 9/8: LA to Launch Divest from Israel CA Ballot Initiative (tags)

Californians committed to peace and justice for Palestine-Israel will launch the statewide campaign of California ballot Initiative 10-0020 with a signing ceremony in front of the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Although California has adopted policies requiring divestment from Sudan, Iran and other nations, this is the first ballot measure in the nation aimed at changing Israeli policies through divestment by State agencies. It directs California’s large public employee and teacher pension funds to be consistent with their responsible investing policies and to divest from companies that violate the human rights of Palestinians. The description provided by the office of the Attorney General when it approved the measure for circulation last week says that the initiative “prohibits state retirement funds from investing in companies engaged in certain business activities in Israel.”

More about Alex Sanchez and the Fed's WAR ON GANGS (tags)

RE-Published fromThe Nation (http://www.thenation.com) Feds Have Been Hiding Evidence From Wiretap Courts In Their War on Gangs

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.

Benefit Concert for The Harmony Project (tags)

Artists Unite to Help Bring Free Music Lessons to At-risk Youth in LA

Protest Obama in LA this Monday 16th & Tuseday 17th (tags)

PROTEST OBAMA! This Monday 08/16/2010 - 5:00pm Hancock Park area : Protest the war(s), the militarization of the border with Mexico, the continuation of BuSh programs: torture, domestic spying, etc.

LA People's Campaign Kick-off Sat 8-7-0 (tags)

Kick-off Campaign to run working-class candidates for public office in LA.

SMMOA Bike Tour 8/22!! (tags)

Pedal on over to SMMoA for the second annual Cause for Creativity: Tour da Arts and Urban Expeditions event!! Festivities include: bike checks, spoke card workshop, live performances, and a closing party.

PCORE /JFAV Community Forum on July 26, 2010 at the Silver Lake Medical Center (SLMC) (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the Association of Widows, Advocates and Relatives for Equality (AWARE) marks the 69th year of the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) Day, July 26, 1941 with a community forum. The commemorative event will be held on Monday , July 26, 2010 at the Silver Lake Medical Center ground floor at the Cafeteria at 1711 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 around 5;00 PM. The community forum will also discuss People’s CORE Smoke Free Apartment Project and issues about the veterans equity.

Protest Arizona SB1070 in Los Angeles CA (tags)

Southern California Immigration Coalition calling to protest Arizona SB1070 at the Federal building located 300 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Tuesday 27th, and 28th July 2010 at 5pm We Can Stop SB1070 and any attacks in immigrant working class.

Going to Arizona to Protest SB1970- July 29 (tags)

Southern California Immigration Coalition- SCIC is going to Arizona. Be at Arizona July 29 to stop SB1070 Cost $35.00 per person Meeting place is Centro Cultural Francisco Villa 2100 Maple Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90011 We leave Wed night July 28 We return Thursday night July 29. Please RSVP right away. phone # 323-602-3425

La Opinion Article on RAC-LA (tags)

Article from La Opinion 7-18-10 PA-3 on the "serve the people" work that RAC-LA (Revolutionary Autonomous Communities-Los Angeles have been doing for 2 3/4 years in MacArthur Park following the police riot there on May Day 2007.

LA's Transgender Film Festival (tags)

The second annual TG Film Fest will be held at the Renberg Theater on August 28th 2010 with four ninety minute screenings. The TG Film Fest continues to showcase entertaining, poignant, and intriguing visions from the queerest part of the LGBT spectrum.

ALEX SÁNCHEZ CASE; WITNESS MISSING (tags)

Federal prosecutors soon will be forced to admit that their star witness in the gang conspiracy case against Alex Sánchez is a fugitive still on a crime spree somewhere in Central America.

USSA Stays Strong (tags)

The United States Student Association (USSA), representing more than 4 million students nationwide has opposed Congress' legislative tying together of educational funding and the funding of war. Their own 63rd Congress convenes at UCLA July 15-20. Call for interviews.

The Lotus Festival Minus the Fireworks. And the Lotus (tags)

If you want an example on how the City and the Mayor of Los Angeles treats the Asian Americans just look at the Lotus Festival last July 10-11, 2010 in Echo Park. The Lotus Festival is taunted to be the Los Angeles’ annual tribute to cross-cultural Asian heritage. This year it reemerged in Echo Park this weekend after a one-year hiatus but still without one significant participant — the lotuses. What Kind of Tribute? The 32-year-old festival has grown over the years from a modest one-day event to a weekend-long extravaganza that has attracted as many as 150,000 people. This year, organizers said they expected roughly 30,000 visitors. Formerly the City of Los Angeles is responsible for the Festival started by API non-profits. But last year it was canceled. They say due to lack of funds and the city's budget problems. But the question asked is that why did the city did not cancel the CInco De Mayo or the Broadway Festival? IS there money for Latinos but not for Asians.?

Oakland outraged by Mehserle verdict: involuntary manslaughter (tags)

Oakland - Riots broke out in Oakland California, on Thursday night, after a Los Angeles jury in the Johannes Mehserle case reported a verdict of "involuntary manslaughter, with a gun."

Los Angeles Solidarity with Oakland: Justice for Oscar Grant After Verdict Rally (tags)

LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2010 – About 100 people gathered in Leimert Park after the jury in the murder trail of Johannes Mehserle for the killing of Oscar Grant returned a verdict of guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

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.

LAKERS WIN, LA FOLKS RIOTS (tags)

As the EPCC NEWS expected, the Los Angeles Lakers victory in the NBA championships ended with the Los Angeles Police Department officers clashes with rowdy fans. The EPCC said, "this is only a symptoms of the economic crisis and the people's anger on the stringent budget cuts, public services cut and higher rates that the government ( from the federal to the city) is imposing on the people of LA. Don't ever believe the official line that the Lakers victory is the sole cause of these disturbances." The EPCC NEWS noticed that the LAPD brought large numbers of officers into the Staples Center area hoping to avoid a repeat of last year's looting and violence. This was the magnet for violence. The mere presence of the police incites people to attack the LAPD.

National Commissioner for Civil Rights, LULAC (tags)

3 Journalists attacked by police during Mayday 2007 Immigration march civil trial to begin 10 a.m. June 18, 2010 @ Dept 307 Los Angeles Superior Court.

Hundreds Demand Justice for Oscar Grant Outside L.A. Courthouse (tags)

On June 14th, hundreds of people demonstrated outside the Los Angeles Superior Court at 210 W. Temple to demand justice for Oscar Grant. Angelenos made it very clear that the significance of the trial of Johannes Mehserle is bigger than just Oscar Grant's case, and that police brutality is part of systematic oppression. Connections were drawn between police killings in Los Angeles and the Bay Area, as well as in New York.

And not forgetting the six month long uprising, which began on June 14, 2006, loud cries of "Oaxaca Vive Vive, La Lucha Sigue Sigue" rang through the downtown streets.

JFAV /AWARE Marked the 65th Year victory at the Battle of Bessang Pass in Los Angeles (tags)

Scores of veterans and widows, advocates and guests marked the 65th year victory at the Battle of Bessang Pass, June 14, 1945 with a simple program, Monday, June 14, 2010. The rites was held at the Church of the Nazarene Hall Social Hall at 3401 W.3rd St Los Angeles, CA 90020 at around 9:00 AM. After the opening invocation given by Pastor Sonny River, the guests of honor , the Philippine Consul General Los Angeles, Mary Jo B. Aragon spoke about the significance of the Battle of Bessang Pass. The Consul General Aragon pointed out “ The Battle of Bessang Pass in June 14, 1945 is the only military victory of the Filipinos Arms against the Japanese imperial forces in World War II. The division size all Filipino forces was led by five American officers.”

JFAV /AWARE Marks the 65th year victory at the Battle of Bessang Pass in Los Angeles (tags)

Honor our Veterans,Celebrate their victories! The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the Association of Widows, Advocates and Relatives for Equality (AWARE) will mark the 65th year commemoration of the victory at the Battle of Bessang Pass, June 14, 1945 with a commemorative program Arturo P. Garcia , JFAV national coordinator and Mrs. Lulu Astilla, AWARE president announced that the commemorative event will be held on Monday , June 14, 2010 at the Church of the Nazarene Hall at 3401 W.3rd St Los Angeles, CA 90020 at around 9:00 AM.

Hands Across The Sand (tags)

Please join us (Hands Across The Sand & Surfrider Foundation) in drawing a human line in the sand to say NO to offshore oil drilling and YES to clean energy on Saturday, June 26th,11am on Santa Monica Beach (next to Santa Monica Pier) and on beaches all over the world! Please see our national web site: www.handsacrossthesand.com.

Mass Rally for Justice for Oscar Grant on June 14th! (tags)

Mass Rally for Justice for Oscar Grant on June 14th!

Passing of John Delloro (tags)

John Delloro, a dynamic young FilAm labor organizer who helped expand labor education in the Los Angeles community colleges suffered a fatal heart attack.

John DeLloro: Bayani at Lider ng uring Manggagawa (tags)

" Lubos na nakikipagdalamhati ang komunidad ng mga Pilipino-Amerikano sa di-inaasahang pagyao ni John DeLloro,lider mangagawang Pilipino, kagabi, Hunyo 4, 2010 sa Los Angeles. "Nakilala ko si John DeLorro bilang isang organisador ng unyong 399 sa Timog California at masigasig na tagapagtaguyod ng kilusang manggagawa at mga usaping ng Kilusang mapagpalaya sa Pilipinas. Isa siyang namumukod na lider ng komunidad at napakasipag na organisador Pilipino at Asyano. Napatunayan ito ng maging pangulo siya ng APALA," pahayag ni Arturo Garcia ng Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV).

Stand Up for Local Media! Stop the Comcast/NBC Merger. (tags)

A Comcast takeover of NBC would mean higher prices, fewer choices, and could spark a wave of new media mergers. It would give one company too much control of what we can watch and how we can watch it.

HUNDREDS PROTESTS ISRAEL'S GUNBOAT DIPLOMACY IN LA (tags)

More than three hundred protestors turned out in an emergency protest action called by ANSWER-LA at the Zionist consulate in Los Angeles, afternoon of Memorial Day, May 31. An Al Awda Speaker said: " There is only one Al Awda, we will never abandon our right to return." He also proclaimed that " We are all Palestinians!"

MTV's The Dudesons Offends Many American Indians (tags)

Many American Indians are offended by a recent episode of MTV's The Dudeson's. It concerns four buffoonish Finnish men who visit Buffalo Hills, California in the hopes of becoming “honorary Native Americans.” Their “rites of passage” include riding a canoe down a normally waterless hill, a "rite" called "Balls of Steel," and another that involves “Indians” breaking other “Indians” out of jail. A demonstration outside MTV's Music Awards is being planned for next weekend.

Protest/Boycott AZ Diamondbacks at Dodgers Stadium (tags)

Protest the Arizona DBacks st Dodgers Stadium Monday May 31st 4-7pm Meet under THIS IS MY TOWN billboards short march up Elysian Park Ave Press Conference 5pm

HUD's Public Housing Privatization Scheme "PETRA" Is Rejected (tags)

People across the nation are speaking out against the scheme to privatize 1.2 million public housing units, under a HUD proposal called Transforming Rental Assistance (TRA) initiative. The struggle against the privatization of public housing in Berkeley and Oakland has blossomed into a nation wide struggle against the profiteers that are trying to terminate public housing programs across the nation! On May 25, 2010, at a congressional hearing, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and many housing advocacy organizations from across the country spoke-out against HUD's proposals, and submitted written statements for the hearing record opposing TRA, including the Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness and other Los Angeles housing and human rights organizations.

Los Angeles Right to Housing Collective Fights for Tenant Rights (tags)

City Council made tenants wait over five hours before declining to vote on a moratorium against rent increases.When tenants voiced their anger, frustration and disappointment by chanting loudly in Council Chambers, Acting President Dennis Zine ordered Los Angeles Police Department to remove tenants from council. About 30 LAPD officers began roughly forcing tenants out of Council chambers.

CA Candidate Leonard James Martin Commends Tesla for not Building at Downey Toxic Dump Sit (tags)

Candidate Leonard J. Martin has commended the decision of Tesla Motors Inc. not to build a green electric assembly plant at the contaminated toxic dump site in Downey, California. He also called for an investigation of sickness by Los Angeles County Of Education employees LACOE whose offices are located next to the site.

The Inaugural Mayflower Festival Held in LA, May 15- A Success (tags)

“It was the first, but it was a sweet success!” The Inaugural MayFlower Festival in the west-end of Historic Filipinotown was held at the parking lot of the Church of the Nazarene parking lot last May 15, 2010. This was the first time that a festival was held in this side of town. Usually may festivals were held in the east side, the center of Historic Filipinotown. Despite the heat of the sun at the end of spring, people turned up for the festivities. There were booths and displays from different community groups and participation from a broad spectrum of people from the community.

The Inaugural Mayflower Festival Held in LA, May 15- A Success (tags)

“It was the first, but it was a sweet success!” The Inaugural MayFlower Festival in the west-end of Historic Filipinotown was held at the parking lot of the Church of the Nazarene parking lot last May 15, 2010. This was the first time that a festival was held in this side of town. Usually may festivals were held in the east side, the center of Historic Filipinotown. Despite the heat of the sun at the end of spring, people turned up for the festivities. There were booths and displays from different community groups and participation from a broad spectrum of people from the community.

Napolitano in Claremont (tags)

Sunday, May 16, 2010
CLAREMONT, California - The arrival of Homeland Security Secretary (and former Governor of Arizona) Janet Napolitano to this community at the far east end of Los Angeles county propelled a march and rally of about 300 people in denunciation of the policies of immigration agencies, which fall under her purview.
Leer este artículo en español: Napolitano en Claremont

Napolitano en Claremont (tags)

Domingo, 16 de mayo 2010
CLAREMONT, California - La llegada de la Secretaria de Seguridad Interna y ex-gobernadora de Arizona, Janet Napolitano, a esta comunidad del extremo oriente del condado de Los Ángeles provocó una marcha y manifestación de alrededor de 300 personas en denuncia a las políticas de las agencias migratorias, las cuales conforman departamentos del ministerio que encabeza.
Read this article in English: Napolitano in Claremont

Civil disobedience at immigration detention facility downtown Los Angeles (tags)

May 7, 2010
LOS ANGELES — In rejection of Arizona racial profiling, anti-day labor law, Los Angeles activists shut down the entry to the federal building and an entire block of Alameda, normally a very busy street, for several hours before police cut the locks binding them together. Once arrested, they refused to give their names or any other information in solidarity with the people of Arizona.

SEIU Memo Outlines Plans to Organize Fast Food (tags)

Leaked internal SEIU document describes plans to organize fast food workers in Los Angeles County.

Meet Green Party Gubernatorial Candidate Laura Wells in L.A., May 22, 2010 (tags)

Laura Wells is running an active statewide Green Party campaign for Governor with two key goals: To bring into the public discourse policy options that neither "Titanic party" candidate will touch and To continue building the Green Party into a viable major party, anticipating and helping bring about the day when there will be a major shift in our state's and our country's political landscape.

Tercera anual conmemoración de la vida y lucha de Fernando Pedraza (tags)

Miércoles, 5 de Mayo 2010

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California - Por el tercer año consecutivo, la comunidad de jornaleros de esta ciudad suburbana conmemoró a su dirigente caído, don José Fernando Pedraza con oradores, música, reconocimientos, y comida.

5/13 CA State Superintendent Of Public Instruction Candidate Leonard Martin Backs LA Court (tags)

Leonard Martin, the only candidate for CA State Superinendent For Public Instruction opposing charter schools is backing a law suit against the illegal establishment by the LA Unified School District of Birmingham High School in Los Angeles and will attend the court hearing on May 13.

Mehserle Trial (Oscar Grant) Update (tags)

Posted on May 7, 2010 A preliminary hearing Friday in the second-degree murder trial of former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle provided few fireworks, but yielded several key rulings that could influence the outcome of what is expected to be a highly complex trial.

Los Angeles May Day Protest March (tags)

A multi media piece consisting of audio, stills and video images documenting the May Day Protest March held in Los Angeles, regarding the recent Immigration laws passed by the state of Arizona.

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE:14 Chained together BLOCKING ICE ENTRANCE IN LOS ANGELES (tags)

just received update from companera at protest in front of Los Angeles ICE building, about 100 people protesting with 14 chained together blocking entrance or exit of ICE buses. Civil Disobedience against deportations and SB 1070

Celebrate Hemp History with Green Party! (tags)

May 19, 2010: Join the Los Angeles Greens for vegetarian potluck and a talk on "How industrial hemp will help California's economy." Using hemp for food, medicine, fuel, fiber, paper and up to 50,000 products made from industrial hemp; provides jobs, cultivates the soil, preserves the trees, and creates energy we can inject into our struggling economy.

PRE ELECTION RALLY/VIGIL AT THE LA PHILIPPINE CONSULATE , MAY 6 (tags)

PRE ELECTION RALLY/VIGIL AT THE LA PHILIPPINE CONSULATE , MAY 6 Bantay Pilipinas is holding a(3600 Wilshire Blvd) on Wednesday, May 6, 2010 at 5:00PM. pre-election vigil in front of the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles 2010 May Day (tags)

Los Angeles 2010 May Day Protest Against Arizona's SB 1070 Law

Los Angeles May Day Protests / Photo Set 3 of 3 (tags)

Photos from the Los Angeles 2010 May Day Protests in the Context of the New Arizona Immigration Laws , SB 1070

Los Angeles May Day Protests / Photo Set 2 of 3 (tags)

Photos from the Los Angeles 2010 May Day Protests in the Context of the New Arizona Immigration Laws , SB 1070

Los Angeles May Day Protests / Photo Set 1 of 3 (tags)

Photos from the Los Angeles 2010 May Day Protests in the Context of the New Arizona Immigration Laws.

Los Angeles Marches Against Racist Arizona Law (PHOTOS) (tags)

Over 100,000 march to protest racist Arizona "immigration" law; diverse crowd shows broad support against law

Mayday March & Rally for Immigrant Rights / Downtown LA (tags)

LA March to ensure Rights of Immigrants in LA and all across America (article as it appears in the Los Angeles Free Press, www.losangelesfreepress.com)

Retenes este fin de semana / Checkpoints this weekend (21-24/apr/2010) (tags)

Los retenes siguen azotando a nuestra comunidad, canalizando los recursos del sector más pobre de la sociedad hasta el sector más poderoso--la policía y los dueños de empresas. Los voluntarios de Checkpoint response se disculpan por no haber reportado los retenes del miércoles y jueves con mayor anticipación, y pedimos otra vez que si hay personas que se pueden prestar para mejorar la calidad y puntualidad de esta labor que se comuniquen al correo electrónico noretenes@gmail.com.

Checkpoints continue to plague our community, channeling the resources of the poorest members of society to the most powerful--the police and business owners. The volunteers of Checkpoint response apologize for not reporting the Wednesday and Thursday checkpoints earlier, and again ask that if there is anyone that can help improve the quality and timeliness of this work to please e-mail noretenes@gmail.com.

LA Anti-Nazi Protest is a Civil Rights Victory (tags)

Protest of National Socialist Movement draws a broad diverse crowd. Eyewitness account of confrontation with 2 men.

Julio Rodriguez Freed! (tags)

Julio freed.

West LA Community Fights to Stop Corporate Jets at Santa Monica Airport (tags)

WEST LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2010 – Residents of West Los Angeles neighborhoods impacted by the increase in corporate jet traffic at the Santa Monica airport held a press conference and marched to the airport this Sunday. The 70 year old Santa Monica airport which was once a relatively quite airport for small single engine private planes has become the nation’s busiest small airport for large corporate jets in within a densely populated residential area.

"Guerilla Gardening and Learn to Grow Your Own Urban Food" @ L.A. Greens for Earth Day (tags)

Celebrate Earth Day with L.A. Greens: Vegetarian potluck and 3 guest speakers: "Guerilla Gardening and Learn to Grow Your Own Urban Food." Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 7pm, Peace Center, 8124 W. Third St., Los Angeles

Julio Rodriguez Update (tags)

Update on one of the arrested.

Nazi rally at LA City Hall turns bloody (tags)

Downtown Los Angeles, April 17, 2010, Nazis, white supremacists rally at Los Angeles City Hall turns bloody

Free Julio (tags)

We need to support the release of Julio, who was arrested during the anti-Nazi protests.

Nazis Hold Rally At Los Angeles City Hall (tags)

Out of Shape National Socialists Enrage and Unify Los Angeles Anti Racist Factions / photo Set 1 of 1

Short report on the Downtown Anti-Nazi protest (tags)

LOS ANGELES, April 17, 2010 – Neo-Nazi groups staged a demonstration today on the steps of City Hall. About 25 Nazis in full uniform and with Swastika flags marched to City Hall under the escort of hundreds of police. Police created a wide buffer zone between the Nazi rally and a large crowd of counter protesters estimated at around 500 people.

Eclectic Los Angeles Tea Party Stages Tax Day Protest at Feinstein's L.A. Offices./ Set 2 (tags)

On Deadline Day, A potpourri Of West L.A. Tax Revolters Railed Against Massive Deficits and the Cost of Social Welfare Programs as Possible Candidates Rally For November Elections Photo Set 2 of 2

Find your own NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (tags)

The short arms of the LA City Council are the 90 local Neighborhood Councils. Here are 2 on the westside. Find your own and get involved in any way you want. Now.

Steve Murphy Sentencing on Monday! (tags)

Please join us in the courtroom on Monday!

Killer Cop Update from Third Los Angeles Status Hearing (tags)

report from inside court room


Oscar Grant Report



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.

LA Marathon: The Gentrification Route (tags)

No wonder interest was low.

Los Angeles Stages Protests Marking Seven Years of American War (tags)

Hollywood and Vine Hosts Antiwar Protests on The Seventh Anniversary of The American Iraqi Invasion. (Photo Set 1 of 1)

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.

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.

Dick Cheney In LA 3/27 (tags)

Dick Cheney Coming to LA's Biltmore Hotel, (Tickets Still Available!). To be awarded the Statesmanship Award.

WANTED FOR MURDER OF A TRANSGENDER WOMAN (tags)

The Los Angeles City Council has offered a $50,000 reward for the suspect’s arrest and conviction.

Alert: Karl Rove in LA (tags)

The Green(MJ) Alliance needs help-NOW (All of LA) (tags)

Seeking to overturn the city's medical marijuana ordinance even before it takes effect, a loose-knit coalition of Los Angeles collectives is quietly gathering signatures to force a referendum on the law. The scrappy, largely volunteer effort faces a Monday deadline to turn in 27,425 valid signatures. "We're getting down to the wire here," said Dan Halbert, who runs Rainforest Collective in Mar Vista and has coordinated the campaign. "It's going to be close."

Foro>Noche de Poesía con Poeta Chapín Simón Pedroza (tags)

Sábado, 7 marzo 2010
SAN BERNARDINO - En una casa particular del Inland Empire, se festejó una noche de poesía que contó con la participación del poeta destacado guatemalteco Simón Pedroza, al igual que poetas y músicos locales. El evento fue patrocinado por la Red de Respuesta Inmediata, un organismo que acude a las necesidades de migrantes detenidxs y sus parientes, y el Comité en Solidaridad con el Pueblo de Atenco y sirvió de recaudación de fondos.

Los Angeles March 4th Day of Action Photos Set 3 0f 3 (tags)

Photo set 3 ( of 3 ) from the March 4th National Day of Action demonstrations and school walkouts in downtown Los Angeles.

Los Angeles March 4th Day of Action Photos Set 2 0f 3 (tags)

Photo set 2 ( of 3 ) from the March 4th National Day of Action demonstrations and school walkouts in downtown Los Angeles.

Los Angeles March 4th Day of Action Photos Set 1 0f 3 (tags)

Photo set 1 from the March 4th National Day of Action demonstrations and school walkouts in downtown Los Angeles.

THOUSANDS OF CALIFORNIANS PROTESTS EDUCATION CUTS (tags)

" No Cuts, No Freeze, Education Must be Free!" Thousands of students, teachers and members of different communities all over California turned out for massive protests in different schools and colleges against education cuts, the most recent attack of the ruling class against the people of the United States. In Los Angeles, more than 3,000 protestors led by the UTLA and supported by different community organizations like ANSWER-LA and Not In Our Name Coalition marched from Pershing Square/Hill St. to the Federal Reagan building down 3rd and Spring and showed their disgust against the state government.

THOUSANDS OF CALIFORNIANS PROTESTS EDUCATION CUTS (tags)

-No Cuts, No Freeze! Thousands of students, teachers and members of different communities all over California turned out for massive protests in different schools and colleges against education cuts, the most recent attack of the ruling class against the people of the United States. In Los Angeles, more than 3,000 protestors led by the UTLA and supported by different community organizations marched from Pershing Square/Hill St. to the Federal Reagan building down 3rd and Spring and showed their disgust against the state government.

Los Angeles Teacher Phyliss Williams Testimonial (tags)

Teacher Phyliss Wiliams speaks to the pending charter school takeovers of public schools In Los Angeles.

Apoyo Estudiantil a Exigencias para Sindicatos Autónomos y Cese de Abusos Laborales (tags)

Lunes, 1o de marzo, 2010
CLAREMONT, California - En un gesto inesperado de solidaridad con empleadxs universitarixs, el movimiento estudiantil participó en una acción laboral en el campus de Pomona College, una institución privada y parte del consorcio de colegios de Claremont al borde oriental del condado de Los Ángeles. Más de un centenar de estudiantes se incorporaron a la multitud de trabajadores de servicio alimenticio y de otros sectores, e inclusive algunos profesores para entregar una petición al Presidente Otoxby de Pomona College.

Caravan to Rio Tinto to support miners locked out (tags)

On February 24th, a caravan of four big rig trucks and around 150 cars carried over 200 people and $30,000 in food to support the Rio Tinto miners in Boron, California.

Cal Poly students protest credit card fees (tags)

Thursday, February 25, 2010 POMONA - A rally of about a hundred students and their supporters demanded an end to a 2.9% fee charged to them on all on-campus credit card transactions. In the quad of Cal Poly Pomona, students gave speeches and cheered as student leaders denounced the fee as another example of "decisions being made about us without us."

Lessons from the Oscar Grant Tragedy – We Need to Get to Work (tags)

In many instances, the second pre-trial hearing for Johannes Mehserle could be seen as a victorious day for the family and supporters of Oscar Grant.

The People vs. Johannes Mehserle Second Los Angeles Hearing (tags)

A story from the LA Coaltion for Justice for Oscar Grant

Steve Murphy Update - Your Support Still Needed! (tags)

Ways you can help and email list problems...

INJUSTICE: More than 16,000 Veterans Denied out of 41,000 Claims (tags)

As the February 16 deadline came, The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), a national alliance of veterans, youth, students and community organizations and activists for veterans' rights based in Los Angeles expressed that injustice reigns as the DVA announced that it has denied 16,000 claims for lump sum out of the of the 41,000 applicants. JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P, Garcia said, "This is an outrage considering that the US and Philippine governments made so much political capital of the lump sum. This proves injustice still prevails.”

The Sierra Madre Anarchist Picnic (From an Organizer's Perspective) (tags)

From the LA Anarchist Weekly Blog:

LA Students & UTLA Teachers Speak Out On Privatization-No More Give Aways, Save Our School (tags)

On February 9, hundreds of students and UTLA teachers rallied throughout Los Angeles to protest the privatization and destruction of public education in the school district

LA: Thursday Night Community and Social Justice Fundraising Series (tags)

Los-cost beginning social justice and community fundraising workshop series on Thursdays in February.

Paul Robeson play for L.A. 19-21 Feb (tags)

Award-Winning one-man play about African American Actor, singer and civil rights activist is playing in North Hollywood as part of Black History Month tour.

2/9 Picket Of Tesla LA Dealership & 2/10 Bell Worker/Community Forum-Speakout (tags)

Injured workers, their families and advocates will picket the LA Tesla dealership on 11163 Santa Monica Blvd on Tuesday Feb 9 and will have a public forum on Wed Feb 10 in Bell on the Downey Toxic dump site

Announcing the Opening of a LA Area Anarchist Twitter for Regional Anarchist Happenings (tags)

Announcing the opening of a twitter for anarchist events, news & articles pertaining to the Greater Los Angeles Area.

People's CORE Successfully Ends Relief and Fund Drive (tags)

People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment with co-organizer Alliance Philippines, Los Angeles, ended its relief and fund drive to help the victims of the back to back floods that deluged the Philippines in October-November, 2009. Final Report The campaign which was launched on September 21, 2009 ended on December 31, 2009. The Relief and Fund Drive in Southern California and the Bay Area received a total donation of $6,469.43. The financial aid and 174 “Balikbayan” boxes of used and brand new clothing, shoes, canned goods and medicines were sent to the Philippine-based non-profit organization, AKAP (Ang Kalusugan para sa Pinoy) for assistance to the flood victims.

Checkpoints this weekend (29-31/jan/2010) / Retenes este fin de semana (29-31/ene/2010) (tags)

Checkpoint response is pleased to announce that we now have an e-mail address! Please address inquiries, checkpoint-related announcements, and comments to noretenes@gmail.com.

Checkpoint response se agrada en anunciar que ¡ya tenemos un correo electrónico! Favor de dirigir preguntas, anuncios relacionados con retenes, y comentarios a noretenes@gmail.com.

We will also be doing our best to announce checkpoints in other parts of the country, so if you hear about one, please let us know through the e-mail.

También estaremos haciendo nuestro mejor para anunciar retenes proyectados para otras partes del país, así es que si te enteras de uno, favor de avisarnos por media de correo electrónico.

In addition to announcing this weekend's checkpoints (the ones we were able to find about, anyway), we will also be bringing you a few updates from the struggle against checkpoints.

En adición a los retenes planeados para este fin de semana (los de que hemos podido enterarnos, por supuesto), también estaremos actualizándoles sobre la lucha contra los retenes.

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.

Acciones + Conversaciones + Intersecciones 2010: Segunda Anual Feria del Libro Anarquista (tags)

Domingo, 24 Enero 2010

HOLLYWOOD - Por el segundo año consecutivo, anarquistas del área de Los Ángeles realizaron una feria de libros, la cual que, además de propiciar intercambios entre vendedores y lectores ávaros para la literatura, también posibilitó todo un espectro de pláticas en panel, talleres, y de suma importancia, interacciones de calidad entre compañerxs activistas del movimiento libertario.

Acciones + Conversaciones + Intersecciones 2010: Segunda Anual Feria del Libro Anarquista (tags)

Domingo, 24 Enero 2010

HOLLYWOOD - Por el segundo año consecutivo, anarquistas del área de Los Ángeles realizaron una feria de libros, la cual que, además de propiciar intercambios entre vendedores y lectores ávaros para la literatura, también posibilitó todo un espectro de pláticas en panel, talleres, y de suma importancia, interacciones de calidad entre compañerxs activistas del movimiento libertario.

Actions + Conversations + Intersections 2010: Second Annual Los Ángeles Anarchist Bookfair (tags)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

HOLLYWOOD - For the second consecutive year, Los Angeles anarchists organized a bookfair, which, in addition to facilitating exchanges between vendors and literature-hungry readers, also provided an array of panel discussions, workshops, and most importantly, quality interactions with fellow activists in the liberation movement.

Audio from the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair (part 2) (tags)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

HOLLYWOOD - For the second consecutive year, Los Angeles anarchists organized a bookfair, which, in addition to facilitating interactions between vendors and literature-hungry readers, also provided an array of panel discussions, workshops, and most importantly, quality interactions with fellow activists in the liberation movement.

Audio from the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair (tags)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

HOLLYWOOD - For the second consecutive year, Los Angeles anarchists organized a bookfair, which, in addition to facilitating interactions between vendors and literature-hungry readers, also provided an array of panel discussions, workshops, and most importantly, quality interactions with fellow activists in the liberation movement.

Anarchist Book Fair – short report & photos (tags)

LOS ANGELES, Monday January 25, 2010 – Yesterday’s 2nd annual Los Angeles Anarchist Book Fair was a huge success. Hundreds, at least 500+, gathered in the beautiful setting that is Barnsdale Park. The weather, the view and most of all the wonderful people all combined for a very enjoyable Sunday afternoon. Many had traveled from out of state (Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico to name a few) to come to the fair.

Benefit concert for Anarchist Bookfair tonight! (Friday, Jan 22) (tags)

Tonight, the Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair Collective will host a concert to benefit the bookfair, as well as efforts to organize resistance to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Free Mumia! Los Angeles Rejects High Court's Ruling (tags)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

LOS ANGELES - Despite heavy rain, a group of about 30 people attended a demonstration for the freedom of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. The last-minute action was organized by anti-racist activists who were reacting to the overturning of a judgment that favored the condemned journalist. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals had overturned Abu-Jamal's death sentence, finding that the judge in the case had failed to properly instruct members of the jury to consider possible mitigating circumstances during sentencing. However, the Supreme Court overturned the lower court's decision, opening up the possibility that Abu-Jamal, who has always maintained his innocence, could return to death row.

¡Libertad Para Mumia! Los Angeles Rechazó el Juicio de la Corte Suprema (tags)

Miércoles, 20 Enero 2010

LOS ÁNGELES - A pesar de fuertes lluvias, un grupo de unas 30 personas asistieron a una manifestación por la liberación del preso político afroamericano Mumia Abu-Jamal. La marcha fue organizada de última hora por activistas antiracistas que estaban reaccionando a la impugnación de un juicio que favorecía el el periodista condenado. La Corte de Apelaciones del 3er Circuito había anulado la pena capital de Abu-Jamal debido al hecho de que el juez no explicó adecuadamente al jurado las consideraciónes que debían tomar en cuenta al designar una sentencia. Sin embargo, la Corte Suprema impugnó la citada decisión de la corte inferior, lo cual que abre la posibilidad de que Abu-Jamal, quien ha mantenido desde siempre su inocencia, regrese al corredor de la muerte.

Anarquistas Tendrán Feria de Libros, Difundirán Literatura Radical (tags)

Se convoca al pueblo para talleres, presentaciones, y experimentación con relaciones no-opresivas

Anarchists to Hold Bookfair, Disseminate Radical Literature (tags)

Public is invited for workshops, performances, experiments in non-oppressive relations.

On MLK Day, NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE! (tags)

We, in the Filipino- American community and JFAV commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day or Kingdom Day in Los Angeles and all over the United States today, January 18th, 2010. It is several weeks to Feb 18, 2010, the 64th year of the Rescission Act of 1946 when the US congress stripped the Filipino veterans their rights and benefits as American veterans. This will be the 64th year that we are still unrecognized for our military service for America . Adding insult to injury, the removed the Filipino World War II veterans from the Enhanced American Veterans Benefits Law or the New GI Bill of 2008. Instead they gave the veterans a one time lump- sum- ( $ 15,000 to American citizens and $ 9,000 to Filipino citizens)—in essence - hush money for their “ human suffering for waiting for this lump sum” not a recognition of their war time service.

WHY PACIFICA RADIO IS MOVING TO THE RIGHT FORUM (tags)

Come to our Town Hall meeting this Sunday January 17th and find out why programmers at KPFK radio are being removed, changed or cut back without due process and replaced with more "conservative" radio "personalities.

Killer Cop Update from First Los Angeles Status Hearing (tags)

report from inside (and outside) court room


Oscar Grant Report



Justice for Salvadorian Activists (tags)

Manifestacion para demandar justica por la muerte de activistas defensores del Medio Ambiente/Demonstration to demand justice for death of enviromental activists

LA Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant Press Conference, 1/8/09: photos and full audio (tags)

The newly formed Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant held a press conference in front of the LA court house just before the first Southern California hearing in the murder trial of Johannes Mehserle was set to begin. The LA Coalition, along with several Oakland community activists who traveled south for the hearing, spoke about their determination to end the wanton killing and abuse of people of color by police. Full audio of the press conference is below.

Earth First! Roadshow traveling thru California Jan. 12th - 24th!!! (tags)

From the loose network of affinity groups that brought you the 2009 Round River Rendezvous, comes the first annual Earth First! California Roadshow! We will be presenting skill-shares, music, history and theory of direct action and radical ecology in events up and down the state.

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles today reported that despite (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles today reported that despite the filing of a new immigrant reform bill renewed, anti immigrant drive continues This is because the immigration bill itself has serious flaws in that it accepts the logic of tightening “border security” and thus does not challenge the category of the “illegal” immigrant. This motions to pass immigration reform has given space to local and state law enforcement agencies to increase their repressive activities. This is the same condition when the federal government twiddled its thumbs during the Civil Rights Movement, local police departments in the South led the forces of reaction and bigotry against the Black freedom struggle.

Stop Police Abuse - Build Community Self-Defense (tags)

Police killings and abuse with impunity are systemic. We can't rely on the courts for justice, but must build inter-communal solidarity and resistance and the capacity for community self-defense.

Report Back: Organizing Meeting for Oscar Grant Justice Coalition (tags)

There was a very successful meeting this evening in L.A. to plan an action for Friday, Jan 8, when proceedings begin against Johannes Mehserle in Los Angeles

5th PAROL PARADE IN HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN, A SUCCESS (tags)

“ MALIGAYANG PASKO! FELIZ NAVIDAD! There were fewer people because of the windy and cold weather but less than 200 Filipino-Americans led by Burlington School Kids and parents with SIPA youths with senior citizens and parents, braved the cold and wintry night to hold the 5th Historic Filipinotown Parol Parade last night, December 22, 2009

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.

Call For Workshops and Sponsors: 2nd Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair Jan. 24th 2010 (tags)

Ways to get involved with this year's Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair.

Protest LAPD Stealing Cars from Raza during Xmas Season!! (tags)

F O R I MM E D I A T E R E L E A S E Community organizations to denounce Los Angeles Police Department and the Sherriff's Department for stealing cars from Immigrants; especially during Christmas

Google/Paypal Owners Building "Green" Electric Car On Downey Toxic Dump Site?1/9 (tags)

Google owners Larry Page and Sergey Brin and former Paypal owner Elon Musk who is now CEO of Telsa Motors Inc. are planning to possibly build a "green" electric car on the highly toxic dump site in Downey owned by toxic site developer Stuart Licther. Lichter recently lost a SLAPP suit when he tried to shut up injured workers and worker advocates.

New Immigration Reform Bill Raising False Hopes for Immigrants (tags)

On Dec. 15, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) introduced HR 4321, the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009,” into the House with 89 cosponsors. Some immigrant rights advocates even rallied in Los Angeles to celebrate the filing of this bill But for the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles , this new immigrant reform bill only raise false hopes for all immigrants. It is just the same as the immigrant reform bill of 2006 also known as the Kennedy-Mccain bill that was diluted and was shelved due to the opposition of the rightist and other obstructionist and racist anti-immigrant lobby.

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.”

Obra teatral en homenaje a los víctimas de la masacre de Acteal, Chiapas (tags)

Sábado, 18 diciembre, 2009 ECHO PARK - En la iglesia metodista de Echo Park, el sub-comité teatral del Comité Pro-Democracia en México realizó la actuación de una obra de teatro popular para conmemorar la masacre de Acteal de 1997. La obra fue desempeñada en conjunto con presentaciones musicales y poéticas.

A Map For An Other LA complete and available for free! (tags)

The Llano Del Rio working group's Map of An Other LA is complete and available free.

Retenes navideños / Holiday checkpoints (18-20/dec) (tags)

¡Póngase abusado raza! Va a haber MUCHOS retenes en estos días. Si usted no tiene licencia, mejor no maneje. Si tiene que manejar, es recomendable disponer de toda precaución posible.

There are a LOT of checkpoints coming up in the next few days. Please drive safely and take all necessary precautions. Don't forget to stand up for your rights!

Southwest Museum To Fully Close... (tags)

Autry Implements Full Closure, Returns Money and "Not Available" to Meet with Councilmember Jose Huizar Who's Offering Potential Signficant Funding. . . . THIS weekend from 12-5 p.m. either day, please stop by the Southwest Museum store, do some last minute holiday shopping but mostly, let them know you’ll miss them! This is the last weekend they're open.

Rites for hero Graciano Lopez Jaena turn into call for justice (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) News learned today that the annual rites commemorating the 153rd birth anniversary of Ilonggo patriot Graciano Lopez Jaena in Iloilo City, in the island of Panay echoed a call for justice for 31 journalists who were murdered in Ampatuan, Maguindanao. Graciano Lopez Jaena was known to be an orator but he was also a writer. “If he were alive today, Graciano Lopez Jaena would be part of the ‘endangered species’—journalists being killed with impunity,” said Demy Sonza, former Iloilo vice governor and head of the Dr. Graciano Lopez Jaena Foundation Inc. “But he would have fought hard, uncowed by threats,” said Sonza. Sonza said Lopez Jaena offered an inspiration for Filipino journalists “to remain vigilant, stand up for what is right and expose what is wrong” like what the patriot did in his lifetime.

JUSTICE FOR BEN ORENLAS, JUSTICE FOR HYATT REGENCY HOTEL WORKERS! (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles county called on the management of the Hyatt Regency hotel in Long Beach to be fair in evaluating Ben's Orenlas suspension. As members of the community of Long Beach ,we are asking for a fair process and that he is treated with equal respect. Ben Orenlas, a Filipino Hotel worker at Hyatt who has worked for the Hyatt for 8 years. He was once rewarded at he Hyatt for being the best worker in the Kitchen. He was suspended by the management last Friday.

Governor Candidate Alexander: Proposed L.A. Marijuana Band Too Restrictive (tags)

As California Governor, Alexander says he would support statewide legislation that will require all cities to have minimum requirements on the number of medical marijuana dispensaries that will be permitted to operate based upon population, demographics and the human needs within the city. Stewart Alexander, a one time candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles in 1989 says Peace and Freedom Party supports the legalization of marijuana, decriminalizing drug use, and making substance abuse treatment freely available.

Nationwide Protests Demanding Justice for Maguindanao Massacre Victims (tags)

On the International Human Rights Day, and the whole week before that the Filipino American community was on the protest mode. The Alliance Philippines strongly expressed its militant support to the people’s movement in the Philippines oppose to the declaration of martial law and demanded justice for Maguindanao massacre victims by holding protests in key cities all over the United States from December 5 to 10, 2009. - Last December 5, Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan New York/New Jersey Chapter held their 5th anniversary celebrations by honoring the victims of the Maguindanao Massacre. The event was held at the Renaissance Charter Schoo at Jackson Height , new York City from 10:00 Am to 5:00 PM. - On December 8, a Community Forum led by the AJLPP, ANSWER-LA and AFFIRM was held at the FACLA Social Hall, 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, Ca 90026. A panel of speakers from different organizations condemning the massacre featured the event. A candle-light ceremony capped the tribute and honor to the 64 victims of untold cruelties. - On December 10, International Human Rights Day, scores of activists held a candle light vigil and a picket/rally at the Philippine Consulate at Wilshire Blvd. from 6:30 to 8:00 in the evening.

AWARE-LA INDUCTION OF OFFICERS , DEC. 8, 2009 AT FACLA SOCIAL HALL (tags)

The Association of Widows, Relatives and Advocates for Equality (AWARE) based in Los Angeles marked the 68th year of the start of the Second World War and Pearl Harbor Day , December 7, 1841 with the induction of their new set of officers last December 8, 2009 The induction and dance party was held at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) Social Hall last December 8, 2009 at 12;00 noon. AWARE,was formed with the help of JFAV.

RALLY/VIGIL FOR JUSTICE, NO TO MARTIAL LAW! DEC. 10 in LA (tags)

RALLY/VIGIL FOR JUSTICE, NO TO MARTIAL LAW! DISMANTLE THE WARLORDS AND PRIVATE ARMIES! NO TO US INTERVENTION IN THE PHILIPPINES! OUST THE US- ARROYO REGIME! THURSDAY, AT 6;30 PM ,DECEMBER 10, 2009 Philippine Consulate General, Los Angeles 3600 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90010

COMMUNITY FORUM AND MEMORIAL MEETING HELD , DEC 8 at FACLA (tags)

Scores of Filipino Americans and their American allies held a solemn memorial meeting to remember the 64 victims of the Maguindanao Massacre last November 23, 2009 last Tuesday night on December 8, 2009 at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 In a candle light vigil, the 64 people who were killed in the most gruesome massacre in the most recent Philippine History last November 23, 2009 in Ampatuan, Maguindanao among them 31 media people were memorialized .

RALLY/VIGIL FOR JUSTICE, Dec 10 at Phil Consulate, 3600 Wilshire Blvd. LA (tags)

RALLY/VIGIL FOR JUSTICE, DISMANTLE THE WARLORDS AND PRIVATE ARMIES! NO TO US INTERVENTION IN THE PHILIPPINES! OUST THE US- ARROYO REGIME! THURSDAY, AT 6;30 PM DECEMBER 10, 2009 Philippine Consulate General, Los Angeles 3600 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90010

Internation Day of Solidarity with Atenco (tags)

3+ years later, the humble farmers and people of San Salvador Atenco still resist the Mexican government's plans to place an airport over their sacred land, and demand release of their 12 political prisoners. Actions will take place at each of the Mexican consulates in Southern California area, and are times to coincide with International Human Rights Day to highlight the human rights abuses of political prisoners.

Mayor Villaraigosa accepts bribes for jobs (tags)

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed Ed Boks as the Director of Animal Services even though Boks had been fired from his two previous jobs for poor performance. After many, many mistakes and costly lawsuits the Mayor continued to stand by his appointment. Ultimately City Council made a motion of "no confidence" in Ed Boks' leadership in 2009 and demanded that he be fired. Finally Boks was forced to resign. Why did the Mayor appoint Ed Boks, a man with no college education and a bad track record? It seems a local billionaire offered Villaraigosa $10,000,000 if he would hire Boks, and the Mayor accepted.

Transitioning to Linux and a (Late) Report on the 2009 Linux Expo L.A. (tags)

A non-technical person switches to Linux, and a late report on this year's Linux Expo in L.A.

STOP STUPAK Rally (tags)

Planned Parenthood Los Angeles needs your help to represent the opposition to the horrendous Stupak Ammendment. Please come out tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 20, and stand with us to speak out against this retrogressive bill.

KPFK's LSB meeting to attend and be part of the vocal community too (tags)

Southern California: First Cop on Trial for Murder in History of State Is Headed Your Way (tags)

In the words of the late great Harvey Milk*, I'm here to recruit you. The trial of Johannes Mehserle is about to head your way and the time is now for Southern California social justice and media activists to start getting ready.

Campaign Demands NBA Discipline Clippers Owner and Condemn Racist Housing Discrimination (tags)

A new online petition and video released today urges the NBA to discipline Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling. The campaign, launched by Tenants Together, a statewide coalition of tenants in California, follows the announcement last week by the U.S. Department of Justice of the largest settlement ever obtained in a rental housing discrimination case.

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

Murder by Police Car on Venice Blvd. - Corrected version (tags)

Devin Petelski never saw the angel of death barreling toward her in the form of an LAPD police cruiser. That's because it was driving without lights at about 60 mph.

Murder by Police Car on Venice Blvd. (tags)

Devin Petelski never saw the angel of death barreling toward her in the form of an LAPD police cruiser. That's because it was driving with lights at about 60 mph.

Activists Outraged by Event Sponsored by Last Chance for Animals (LCA) (tags)

Activists Outraged by Event Sponsored by Last Chance for Animals titled “D Cups Saving Tea Cups” at Bark N’ Bitches, creating controversial issues in the animal rights and Feminist movements

Settlement Puts an End to Controversial Elephant Hill Development in Los Angeles (tags)

Settlement between City of LA and Monterey Hills Investors LLC puts an end to the controversial residential development of 24 luxury homes on Elephant Hill in the community of El Sereno in Los Angeles.

JFAV ACTION WEEK, NOVEMBER 8-14, 2009 (tags)

JFAV CALENDAR of Events November 8-14, 2009 Sunday,November 8, 2009 at 8:00 AM -Memorial mass for Veterans at St. Columban Church, 125 Loma Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90026 Historic Filipinotown Wednesday November 11, 2009. JFAV Protest Mass in lieu of the annual parade CLAIMS DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED! 7-9;00 AM Assembly and Program FACLA 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, Ca 90026 10;00-12;00 AM March and Rally Long Angeles.Temple St. downtowm LA

Pension fund probe into possible bribery of former LA deputy mayor (tags)

Pension fund probe into possible bribery of former Los Angeles deputy mayor REPOST The California Public Employees’ System (CalPERS) is investigating allegations that over $50 million in fees were paid to agents who directed the pension fund’s investments. A former deputy mayor of Los Angeles who also served on the board of CalPERS has been implicated in the scandal.

Physician and Six Activists Are Arrested At CIGNA's Glendale, CA Offices (tags)

Public Option Protests Go National Invoking Arrests at Health Care Giants

Sit-in at CIGNA insurance, 10am Wednesday, 10/28 (tags)

Citizens and health care providers participate in Sit-in, risk arrest at the CIGNA health insurance office in Glendale Sit-in is part of a national mobilization to end insurance abuse and win health care for all; Matt Hendrickson, MD MPH, will risk arrest for health care for all

Indymedia Los Angeles 10th Anniversary Event! (tags)

On Saturday, November 14th, 2009, Los Angeles Indymedia will celebrate 10 years since the first Independent Media Center (IMC) opened its doors in Seattle to cover and support the demonstrations against the meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO). LA IMC is hosting an all day event, open to the public, encouraging current and former IMCistas to come out. There will be workshops, food, music, and community groups sharing their knowledge.

JFAV/AWARE MARKED 65th LEYTE LANDING, on October 22 at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of veterans, widows, students and youth and community advocates in the United States and the Association of Widows, Relatives and Advocates for Equality (AWARE) in Los Angeles marked the 65th year anniversary of the Leyte Landing on October 20, 1944 with a commemorative rites at the AWARE general assembly last October 22, 2009 at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Lecture hall.

No More Stolen Lives L.A. Protest Photos (tags)

Photos from the Los Angeles, Crenshaw/ South Central "Stolen Lives Protest"

4th Week Of Clinic Defense Continues Against 40 Days Group (tags)

The Vigil Continues at Downtown L.A. Adjacent Family Planning Clinic

protest: Stop Police Brutality (tags)

4th Annual October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police, 2009 at Leimert Park in Los Angeles

October 22nd 09' Day against police brutality video (tags)

October 22nd 09' national day against police brutality videos. This is how we do it in Los Angeles

ALEX SÁNCHEZ DENIED BAIL! (tags)

Photos from the 10/19/09 Bail Hearing in which Alex was denied Bail

Judge Suppresses Testimony by Fr. Boyle, Denies Bail to Alex Sanchez (tags)

US Judge Manuel Real denied Father Gregory Boyle, nationally-known for his gang prevention work, the opportunity to testify as an expert defense witness for Alex Sanchez on Monday, then promptly denied Sanchez bail while reading from prepared notes.

STP DRIVE EXTENDED (tags)

he Alliance-Philippines STP announced today that its relief campaign will continue until December 31, 2009. STP also announced that in the West Coast ,all monetary donations may be sent to: People's CORE, 1610 Beverly Blvd.; Ste. #2, Los Angeles CA, 90026. Checks may be made payable to "People's CORE" with "Typhoon Relief" written in the memo. Donations of $50 or more are tax-deductible.

In His Mother’s Footsteps: LA Man Jailed for 5 Days After Sit-In at Blue Cross Office (tags)

On Thursday, Sam Pullen was arrested at the Los Angeles offices of the insurance giant Blue Cross. He refused to give his information to police and vowed to remain in prison until Blue Cross agreed to hear demands that it stop denying doctor-recommended medical treatment to seriously ill patients. www.mobilizeforhealthcare.org

KPFK's elections for LSB have few voters, so who represents us ? (tags)

Election Supervisor wrote on KPFK website: "Over 17, 000 ballots were mailed out to our eligible KPFK Listener-Membership. LESS THAN 1,200 BALLOTS HAVE BEEN RETURNED" So what does this mean about representation and who cares ? anyone ?

Alex Sanchez Denied Bail (tags)

Alex Sanchez, Peacemaker and Homies Unidos co-founder, denied bail on Mon 10/19/09

Support Steve Murphy - Bail Hearing on Wednesday (tags)

Bail hearing on Wednesday, important food update

Important DEMOS against Huntingdon Life Sciences - November (tags)

Calling all AR activists to come out for DEMOS Saturday November 7, Sunday November 8 and Wednesday November 11 at 12NOON each day. Huntingdon Life Sciences will have a booth at the 2009 AAPS Exposition in Los Angeles.

"I'm staying in police custody until we have health care for all," Sam Pullen, 3 (tags)

Sam Pullen, 31, was arrested yesterday in Los Angeles at a sit-in at the Blue Cross health insurance office. He is refusing to give information to police, vowing to stay in jail until Blue Cross stops denying care to those who need it most. Pullen was inspired to action by his mother, who was denied coverage for a lifesaving bone marrow transplant by Blue Cross when he was a teenager. Weakened by her cancer treatments, Pullen's mother staged a one-woman sit-in at the insurance company office, resulting in the approval of the transplant that extended her life for years. Thanks to the transplant, she lived long enough to see Pullen reach 18 years of age. Here is Sam's story.

Mobilization for Health Care Provokes Arrests at L.A. Insurance Giant / Video Footage (tags)

Video of Sit In circle for Mobilization for Health Care Protest in Los Angeles along with a testimonial by Hilda Sarkisyan on her daughters denial of care by CIGNA which resulted in her subsequent death.

Mobilization for Health Care Provokes Arrests at L.A. Insurance Giant (tags)

National Health Reform Activists Mobilize and Sit In.

Oct 15: LA Citizens sit-in, risk arrest at Blue Cross (tags)

Citizens sit-in, risk arrest at Blue Cross insurance office in Los Angeles Sit-in is part of a national mobilization to end insurance abuse and win health care for all What: Sit-in at Blue Cross office to launch national campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience to end insurance abuse and win health care for all When: 10am, October 15, 2009 Where: 801 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017 Who: Citizens and health care providers who are fed up with insurance company greed are calling for real reform, Health Care for All.

Defend The Downey Injured Movie and Kaiser Workers & The Community (tags)

Injured Movie and Kaiser workers at the Downey toxic dump site are still getting sick from the toxins and radioactive material at the site. Despite going to many government agencies and many politicians these agencies and politicians refuse to clean up the site and protect the workers and the community

Pro-choice and Pro-Life Groups Clash at Family Planning Clinic; Police Intervene (tags)

Ongoing Clashes between Pro-Choice and Pro-Life groups make local Family Planning Clinic a battleground in the abortion rights debate

BREAKING 11:00 am - Women's Clinic under assault (tags)

Family Planning Associates at 601 S. Westmoreland Ave. Los Angeles CA 90005 (Near Wilshire and Vermont) is again under assault by anti-abortion extremists.

PEOPLE’S CORE CO-SPONSORS DISASTER RELIEF FOR THE PHILIPPINES FLOOD VICTIMS (tags)

Typhoon Ondoy smashed ashore in the Philippines on Friday, September 25th, killing over 400 people in Manila's worst flooding in generations. More than 80 percent of Manila was under water Sunday. The Philippine authorities are still struggling to help the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the devastating floods of Typhoon Ondoy. Over 240 people have died and the death toll is rising. Thirty-eight people are still missing. Almost 2 million people have been affected by the flooding. More than 380, 000 have reportedly abandoned their homes. Over 450, 000 people have taken refuge in emergency evacuation centers. However, finding shelter has not alleviated the suffering. Food, sanitation, and medical supplies are low. Major relief efforts are underway, yet are not sufficient to support the people’s needs for long. More support is needed. It is our time to help. People’s CORE is a federally recognized non-profit organization locally based in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles (Federal Tax Id Number: 93-1216789). Working in partnership with four other non-profit and community-based organizations, AKAP (Ang Kalusugan para sa Pinoy, Inc.), AJLPP (Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines), KmB Pro-People Youth, and JFAV (Justice for Filipino American Veterans), People’s CORE launched Sagip Tulong sa Pilipinas (STP) Relief Drive on September 27th, 2009. The STP Relief Drive is collecting monetary and material donations such as clothes, shoes, medicines or non-perishable foods such as canned goods, to support the disaster relief efforts in the Philippines. This relief project will support food, sanitation, medical services and supplies for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy in the Philippines.

STP RELIEF DRIVE FOR THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

As many of you know already, and the media has circulated, Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) has submerge major parts of the Philippines. At this point, estimates from varying sources are 360 people have been killed, several thousand are still missing and hundreds of thousands have been displaced. News reports state that this is the worst rainfall the country has seen in 40 years. It was reported that Ondoy's total rainfall was 410mm, while Hurricane Katrina's was 380mm in New Orleans. Lack of an early warning system, and the low-levels of governmental support and action, are all issues that Americans can relate too.

 Alliance-Philippines, Kabataang maka-Bayan, the ANSWER Coalition alongside many other Pilipino organizations, have teamed up with PEOPLE"S CORE to collect the much needed material for the relief efforts. PEOPLE"S CORE teamed with ANG KALUSUGAN PARA SA PILIPINO (AKAP) in the Philippines will take a huge role in the organization of the relief efforts.

SAGIP TULONG SA PILIPINAS RELIEF DRIVE, COLLECTION DAYS, SEPT.28-OCTOBER OCT.3 (tags)

Alliance-Philippines, Kabataang maka-Bayan, the ANSWER Coalition alongside many other Pilipino organizations, have teamed up with Search to Involve Pilipino to collect the much needed material for the relief efforts. The generous people at Team Pacquiao with there efforts titled "Operatin Metro Manila" will take a huge role in the organization of the relief efforts.

 Collection will happen through out the week at SIPA from 10am to 7pm.

Below are the material we are collecting...



"Riverside Rejects Racism" Rally in Response to Neo-Nazi Demonstration (tags)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

RIVERSIDE, California -- In response to a planned neo-Nazi demonstration at a day labor site in Casa Blanca, Riverside's historically Latino community, numerous community groups united to oppose racism in their city. Over 30 organizations endorsed the rally, which saw the participation of over 150 people who listened to and gave speeches, shared fruit and water, and enjoyed music and a strong sense of solidarity.

Defending Abortion Rights (tags)

Los Angeles Clinic Defense against anti-abortion bigots.

MP3 AUDIO: Interview with Katie Miller, Abortion Clinic Defender (tags)

LOS ANGELES, September 26, 2009 – Right wing extremist groups are by nature essentially opposed to equal rights for women. From their campaign against the Equal Right Amendment in the 1970’s to their ongoing war against women’s access to healthcare (in particular the medical procedure known as abortion) various hate groups have for years targeted clinics that provide help on reproduction, family planning and other personal healthcare matters specific to women’s needs.

HCAN Demo at Blue Cross Anthem for Healthcare Reform (tags)

Report about the demonstration in front of Blue Cross headquarters in Los Angeles, on September 22nd. Part of a national protest called by Healthcare for America Now.

Call for re-enforcements - Anti-abortion crowd has shown up to counter a pro-choice vigil (tags)

Call for re-enforcements - Anti-abortion crowd has shown up to counter a pro-choice vigil at Family Planning Associates 601 S. Westmoreland Ave. Los Angeles CA 90005 (Near Wilshire and Vermont)

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.

KPFK ELECTIONS (tags)

I believe that KPFK is in real danger of losing its political soul.

Protest for Justice for the Armenians (tags)

“Stop the Protocols” is rallying the entire community, and all youth in particular, to gather at the consulate Friday and express their disapproval of the Swiss government’s role in drafting a set of one-sided protocols that threaten Armenia and undermine the rights of all Armenians.

EPCC Supports the Quilt Our Pain Built" Project & the “Journey for Justice!" Mar (tags)

The "Quilt Our Pain Built" project is a special creative tapestry of cloth patches highlighting the stories and struggles of hotel housekeepers while raising public awareness of the high risk of injuries for room attendants in Long Beach ’s hospitality industry. The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles fully supports the struggle of the workers for uniization and against management suppresive tactics in Long Beach Hotels.

Bailando por KPFK (tags)

Ruben Luengas, estuvo en el baile de la KPFK aqui en Los Angeles.

Rally for Leonard Peltier (tags)

“I am Barack Obama's political prisoner now.” -- Leonard Peltier, September 11, 2009

The Prison Walls Will Crumble - Sept 12th (tags)

On September 12th, there will an event, known as Running Down the Walls, that will be held in 14 cities and prisons throughout North America in support of Political Prisoners.

Halt the 287(g) program! ¡Alto al programa 287(g)! (tags)

Friday, August 28, 2009 SAN BERNARDINO, California--Immigrant rights advocates and their allies held a press conference today to demand that local law enforcement agencies terminate or not renew their agreements with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), referred to as 287(g) agreements after a 1996 amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Viernes, el 28 de agosto, 2009 SAN BERNARDINO, California-- En una rueda de prensa, un grupo de activistas pro-inmigrantes, en conjunto con sus aliados, exigieron que las agencias locales de orden público pusieran fin o que no renovaran sus acuerdos con la agencia migratoria ICE. Tales acuerdos son denominados acuerdos 287(g) por la numeración de una enmienda a el Acta de Inmigración y Nacionalidad de 1996.

Orderly Town Hall Meeting Explores Public Option (tags)

Civility and Decorum Take Precedence at Ward A.M.E Health Care Forum/Discussion

Stop the ICE Raids Now! Full Legalization for All! Alto a los Despidos Masivos - Stop the (tags)

Marcha for Reforma Migratoria - March for Immigration Reform! Los Trabajadores de Overhill Farms, American Apparel, Farmers Johns y otros llaman a todas las organizaciones de Derechos Humanos e Immigrantes y otras a Demandar que Presidente Obama Pare las multas a Patrones y verificacion de documentos que resultan en despidos masivos. The workers of Overhill Farms, American Apparel, Farmers Johns and others are calling to all the organizations of Human Rights and Immigrantes and others to Demand Obama to Stop Sanctions to employers, and employee verification due to the mass firing of people.

Healthcare Town Meeting -- Congresswoman Diane Watson (tags)

Health Care - Tell Your Story - Kill the Rumors on Thursday, August 27th at 6:30pm. Congresswoman Diane E. Watson and Speaker of the House Karen Bass will highlight how the Healthcare Reform will impact us.

LOS ANGELES: Lifers and Lifer Families and Friends: A Call to Action Meeting (tags)

Meeting to organize former lifers, friends and family of lifers, and allies from the community to work for the release of prisoners.

GENTRIFICATION: IS IT URBAN RENEWAL OR URBAN REMOVAL (tags)

et city leaders, banks, and big developers know that we will not be forced out of our neighborhoods! With massive tax breaks and generous loans granted by big banks and the city administration, big developers are pushing forward in their attempt to remove poor and working families from the vibrant and colorful neighborhoods around Los Angeles. Signs of gentrification are everywhere. Rents are increased to drive families out of their homes, to be replaced with luxury apartments. Big national mega-stores are replacing local mom and papa businesses. As residents are forced out, stable communities are torn apart. Immigrant working families, who have lived and worked here for generations, are being pushed out by a profit-driven campaign of racist gentrification

Small victory against arson attack (tags)

Report posted Thursday. Several dozen people showed up. Garcetti's office was quick to stop teh public protest and set up a meeting with the City Attorney's office...

TERMINATOR'S ILLEGAL VETOS spark HIV Protest and Vigil in Downtown L.A. (tags)

Governor Schwarzenegger's Blue Pencil Pulls The Trigger on California's Aids Patients. Photoset of the Los Angeles HIV Vigil of August 11th. Set one of two

ARSON ATTACK ON TENANT ACTIVIST (tags)

Arson Attack: At 4 am on Wednesday August 5th Arturo Velasquez' car was set on fire outside his home. Arturo is a leading member of the Campaign for Renters Rights. He has been organizing tenants in his building for two years. He is popular with tenants for helping force the landlord, Alfredo Alverado, to make major repairs. A week after Alfredo and Gabriel Alvarado lost in court against Art and the Velasquez family their car was torched. This is a terrorist act!

Injured Downey Movie Workers and Kaiser Workers Speak-out On Memorial Day April 19, 2009 (tags)

On April, 19, 2009 injured movie and Downey Kaiser workers had a speak-out in front of the Kaiser hospital complex in Downey, California. Kaiser has built the hospital on a highly toxic dump site and many workers have gotten injured at the site.

Free Speech is a Right - Not a Lottery Prize! (tags)

FREE SPEECH IS A RIGHT NOT A LOTTERY PRIZE! Venice Beach Boardwalk Coalition (VBBC) challenges City of Los Angeles Permit/Lottery on Venice Boardwalk

Coming Soon: Anarchy! (tags)

Second Southern California Anarchist Conference and Feria Libertaria

FILAM COMMUNITY HOLDS MEMORIAL MASS FOR PRESIDENT CORY AQUINO, AUG 6 (tags)

The Filipino American community led by the Parish Community of St. Columban Church will hold a memorial mass for President Cory Aquino on the feast of transfiguration on Thursday, 7:00PM - August 6, 2009 at the St. Columban Filipino Church at 125 S. Loma Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90026 in Historic Filipinotown. The endorsing organizations for the memorial mass are the Bangon Pilipino,Bangon Pilipinas, Confederation of Filipino American Organizations (CONFAA)-Carson, Council of Fil-Am Leaders of Southern California, Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC), Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), Parish Generation Choir of St. Columban and Search to Involve the Pilipino Americans (SIPA).

LA: immigrant workers protest layoffs, repression (tags)

Los Angeles: immigrant workers protest layoffs, repression By Rafael Azul and D. Lencho 4 August 2009 Over 1,000 immigrant workers and their supporters marched in Los Angeles July 29 in opposition to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policies.

Audio interviews from So Cal Anarchist Conference 2009 (tags)

Indymedia On Air, KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles, radio show on the 2009 Southern California Anarchist Conference

Official Schedule of 2009 Anarchist Conference & Cultural Fair (tags)

Official Schedule of 2009 Anarchist Conference & Cultural Fair

Protest ICBM launch (tags)

Protest the launch of at ICBM test Minuteman III from Vandenberg Air Force Base August 22nd at the Space and Missile Center ( Los Angeles AFB) a 483 N. Aviation Blvd El Segundo 1 pm and the a second portest at VAFB near Lompoc at 11:55 pm

TAYO Launch Party to Celebrate the Community’s Talented Writers and Artists (tags)

TAYO is presented by the Filipino American Library (FAL) and led by Co-Directors Kristine Co and Melissa Sipin.

The Filipino American Library (FAL) presents free Community Tours of Historic Filipinotown (tags)

The FAL Community Tours of Historic Filipinotown, narrated by a knowledgeable tour guide, will cover significant sites, events, and individuals in and around Historic Filipinotown, providing a rich historical overview of Filipinos in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Hondurans Demonstrate for Zelaya Return, Condemn Killings by Military. (tags)

LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2009 –Local Hondurans are gathering at Mac Arthur Park in the heart of Los Angeles’ Central American immigrant community to protest the Military’s killing of protesters at the Tegucigalpa airport and to demand his return to office.

Décimo día del ayuno de Judith / Day 10 of Judith's hunger strike (tags)

Judith of Danza Cuauhtémoc has been on hunger strike for the past ten days, picking up where the teachers left off in protest of the cuts to schools. Judith, matriarca de la Danza Cuauhtémoc, lleva ya diez días en huelga de hambre en protesta a los recortes a las escuelas.

EPCC letter of Solidarity with Alex Sanchez and Homies Unidos (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition expresses its militant indignation upon learning of the arrest of Alex Sanchez, executive director of Homies Unidos in Los Angeles, by the FBI on June 24. The EPCC based in central Los Angeles among the Latino, Filipino and API community, have known and worked with Alex , a longtime fighter for justice in the immigrant community and has worked tirelessly to support the rights of youth in the US and El Salvador for the past nine years.

CISPES letter of solidarity with Alex Sanchez and Homies Unidos (tags)

In response to the FBI arrest of Los Angeles activist Alex Sanchez, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador has issued this statement:

Homies Unidos Statement on Arrest of Executive Director Alex Sanchez (tags)

In response to the FBI arrest of Los Angeles activist Alex Sanchez, the board of Homies Unidos has issued this statement:

Day 28 of LAUSD Protest:LAUSD Board Votes 5 to 2 for School Cuts - Photo Essay Pt. 2 (tags)

Hunger Strike Camp Continues While South Central Parents, Teachers and Kids Picket L.A. Headquarters. Photos Part 2 of 2

Day 28 of LAUSD Protest:LAUSD Board Votes 5 to 2 for School Cuts (tags)

Hunger Strike Camp Continues While South Central Parents, Teachers and Kids Picket L.A. Headquarters. Photos Part 1 of 2

Judith de las danzas aztecas Cuauhtemoc se puso en huelga de hambre (tags)

Compas todas, la compa Judith de las danzas aztecas Cuauhtemoc se puso en huelga de hambre, ella esta entre las calles 3ra y 4ta sobre la Beaudry a un lado del 110 fwy.

Los Angeles Hunger Striking Teachers Stop Action. (tags)

Activists Resume Eating But Continue The Fight For 2500 Teaching Positions

Los Angeles Teacher Marco Flores Outlines Hungry For Educations Continuing Campaign (tags)

Teacher Activist Outlines Possible Strategies in wake of hunger strike.

Santee Students Walk Out and March in Support of Hunger Strikers Part 3 (tags)

Part 3 of a 3 Part Photo Essay.

Santee Students Walk Out and March in Support of Hunger Strikers Part 2 (tags)

Part 2 of a 3 Part Photo Essay

Santee Students Walk Out and March in Support of Hunger Strikers (tags)

Kids Raise Their Voices about Cuts and Class Size. Photo Essay Part 1 of 3

Hunger Strikers Picket Cortinez Home Day 21 (tags)

Los Angeles Teachers Bring Their Fight to the Superintendent's Hood

Mensaje de un huelguista a la comunidad (tags)

Después de una campaña llena de esperanza e ilusiones, maestros del distrito escolar Angelino terminaron la primera fase de sus esfuerzos colectivos por demandar un mejor sistema educativo para sus estudiantes. Ahora solo falta una comunidad interesada en ayudarles a proteger el futuro de sus hijos.

JUNE 13 JFAV KALAYAAN ACTIVITIES IN LA, A SUCCESS! (tags)

The Filipino Veterans and their students and youth advocates commemorated the 111th Independence of the Philippines with a flag raising ceremony at the Hollywood Presbyterian medical Center (HPMC) Fair on June 13. Despite the June gloom, hundreds of seniors, HPMC personnel, community folks and veterans raised the Philippine flag in a flag ceremony at around 9:45 in the morning on June 13 at the opening of the HPMC Community fair at Vermont at Fountain Sts. They were led by SGS Commander Jack Vergara, AWARE president Lulu Astilla and JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia. Philippine Consul general Mary Jo B. Aragon was the guest of honor.

Save Prop 36! Treatment Not Jail! (tags)

The Select Committee invites you to attend this crucial rally and hearing to provide your ideas and solutions to save these important treatment programs in the face of a devastating $24 billion state deficit Please contact interested groups or individuals about this special meeting.

National Bread and Roses Speaking Tour (tags)

No more singing capitalism’s blues: Sisters, it’s time to fight! Featuring Christina López, Chicana-Apache immigrant rights warrior, and Anne Slater, Radical Women firebrand and National Organizer. They are on a speaking tour, mobilizing women and their allies to make a stand against racism, layoffs and state budget cuts. Sunday, June 28, 2pm at Solidarity Hall, 2170 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. Door donation $3.00. Summer BBQ Buffet served at 4:30pm for a $9 donation. Sliding scale or work exchange available. For more info or childcare, email radicalwomenlosangeles@gmail.com or call 323-732-6416. Everyone welcome.

Indigenous rights Protest at Peru's consulate, Los Angeles California (tags)

The Peruvian government gives the OK to exploit amazonian lands and allow oil, logging, and mining companies to buy large parcels of communally-owned land without the consent of the local inhabitants. Protest at Peru's consulate, Los Angeles, May 29, 2009.

Protest at Peruvian consulate (tags)

Friday, June 12, 2009 LOS ANGELES--Crowds of curious onlookers surrounded a group of indigenous rights activists, members of the Peruvian community, and environmentalists as they demonstrated in front of the Peruvian consulate today through dance, procession, chant, and speech.

Los Angeles Teacher-Hunger Striker Kait Leonard Video Statement (tags)

Kait Leonard is a Los Angeles teacher who is on her 10th day of a hunger strike that is being waged in response to severe school budget cuts that will certainly result in excessive overcrowding in the classroom. The hunger strikers are taking the stance that these staff cuts are being foisted upon the shoulders of the poorer Black and Latino communities in Los Angeles and thus it is not a battle for labor concerns but rather a civil rights issue. Ms. Leonard has taught a full schedule of classes during her protest.

FILAM ACTIVISTS RALLIED VS CHACHA IN LA (tags)

NO US INSPIRED CHARTER CHANGE, US OUT OF THE PHILIPPINES! Scores of Filipino American activist with their solidarity comrades militantly picketed and rallied in front of the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles in solidarity with the mass protests in the Philippines yesterday, June 9 ( June 10 in the Philippines) Activists from the Alliance –Philippines (AJLPP) , the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC), GABNET-LA and ANSWER-LA added their voices with the Filipino people in stopping and exposing the US-inspired charter change that seeks to perpetuate GMA in power.

KALAYAAN (FREEDOM) PHILIPPINES SERIES (tags)

3 Events This Week: Thursday-Saturday, June 11-13 Public Forum, Film Screening & Benefit Concert Presented by AJLPP, GABNet-LA, JFAV and ANSWER Coalition Filipino revolutionaries declared their independence from colonial Spain on June 12, 1898, 119 years ago. Two months later, the United States occupied Manila and declared war on the Philippines, crushing the young republic. Today, Filipinos are still in struggle for true independence and sovereignty. With continued U.S. occupation and intervention, and a culture of impunity of human rights violations forced on the people of the Philippines, the Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP), the GABRIELA Network (GABNet), Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the ANSWER Coalition commemorate Philippine Independence with fierce struggle in the United States. Join us at the following exciting events this week:

June 12th, 2009: South Central Farmers rally at City Hall 8:00 am (tags)

South Central Farmers Return to City Hall! Friday, June 12, 9:00 a.m. Press Conference at City Hall Saturday, June 13, 6:00-11:30 p.m. Reunion at the Farm LOS ANGELES--On Friday June 12, at 8:00 a.m. the South Central Farmers and their supporters will return to City Hall to demand fair and equitable treatment for South Central residents and Farmers in the face of continuing City privileges for developer Ralph Horowitz. The following day, Farmers and Farm supporters will hold a reunion on the third anniversary of the destruction of the Farm for all interested in restoring the South Central Farm.

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?

Statement from Los Angeles HIV positive MOM (tags)

Shasta Fowler, an HIV positive mother who lives in Los Angeles makes a statement about the Schwarzenegger HIV Budget Cut Proposals.

L.A.Hunger Strikers on Ninth Day of Fast (tags)

Los Angeles Teachers Fast for Their Students.Class size and Layoffs Spur Deeper Protests.

Los Angeles Propostion 8 Court Decisions Evening Protests Photo Essay (tags)

A Photo Essay of The Proposition 8 Court Decision Protests that occurred in West Los Angeles and Hollywood on May 22, 2009

Anti-War Protestors Welcome Obama (tags)

Between 75 to a 100 demonstrators have gathered outside of the Beverly Hilton to welcome Obama to Los Angeles.

East Los Angeles Prop 8 Court Decision Protests (tags)

A photo Essay of the press conference,rally and sit-in at the Los Angeles County Marriage License Office

“MARRY US OR JAIL US” DARE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE EQUALITY ACTIVISTS (tags)

An estimated 500 people (many of them high school youth) participated in a passionate protest organized by Latinos for Equality Alliance of East Los Angeles reacting to this morning’s announcement of the California Supreme Court’s decision to allow Proposition 8 (the gay marriage equality referendum) to stand as law.

The High Court Uphold Prop 8: ALL OUT TO THE STREETS! (tags)

t’s an outrage! Today, as expected the conservative California Supreme Court upheld the bigoted Prop. 8 in an overwhelming vote of 6-1. It dealt the LGBT community a judicial defeat but with a compromise that wishes to placate the community. It maintained that the 18,000 marriages remained untouched.

Prop 8 Challenge Legal Team to Hold Press Conference Following Supreme Court Ruling (tags)

(Los Angeles, May 22, 2008) — The California Supreme Court has announced that it will rule Tuesday, May 26, 2009, on whether Proposition 8, passed by a slim majority of voters on November 4 and eliminating the right of same-sex couples to marry, was a valid amendment to the California Constitution.

Unions and Patients Demonstrate Photo Addendum (tags)

Additional photography from the May 22, 2009 Los Angeles Care Giver and Patient protest

Unions and Patients Demonstrate to Denounce Schwarzenegger Cut Proposals (tags)

Caregivers and the Cared For Gather to Protest in Downtown L.A.

San José Police Department Targets Latinos, Photo Survey Shows (tags)

Photographic documentation of 14 daytime vehicle stops per hour within a 4-block section of Santa Clara Street during Cinco de Mayo celebrations substantiates a deliberate policy of targeting Latinos by the San José Police Department. Only a citizen police review board can represent a broad range of community interests and ensure police accountability.

EPCC COMMENDS CALIFORNIA VOTERS FOR REJECTING ANTI-PEOPLE BUDGET MEASUREs (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) highly commends and congratulates the California voters for rejecting a package of budget-balancing measures that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said were needed to keep a $15 billion deficit from widening to $21 billion. Only the proposal to limit lawmaker pay passed. Five of the propositions failed with 64 percent of the votes counted, according to California’s elections office. Despite threats from lawmakers and fear mongering that the crisis would aggravate because of the a record $42 billion budget gap, the people voted against the measures. The losing proposals would have capped spending and

Los Angeles Teachers Stage Civil Disobedience at Downtown Headquarters: Extra Photos (tags)

A second set of photos from the May 15th U.T.L.A civil Disobedience http://la.indymedia.org/news/2009/05/227078.php

Los Angeles Teachers Stage Civil Disobedience at Downtown Headquarters (tags)

Educators Suffer Arrest and Possible Censure in Civil Disobedience

AJLPP SUPPORTS TEACHERS/STUDENTS MAY 15 MASS ACTIONS IN LA (tags)

To Rebel is Justified! The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) militantly supports the teachers mass actions today May 15 against LAUSD strike –breaking tactics and intimidation against the students who support their teachers.

EPCC CONDEMNS LA COURT /LAUSD SCHOOL BOARD FOR INTIMIDATION AND UNION-BUSTING (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) condemns the recent Los Angeles Court order against the teachers strike today, May 13. The LA School Board and Superintendent Ramon Cortines succeeded to impose an injunction if the teachers continue with their planned strike. The UTLA has ordered the strike to be set aside. On April 30th, over 73% of the 
United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union members voted for a one-day strike on May 15th to protest the budget cuts that would lay-off over 5,000 teachers and leave students in overcrowded classrooms. 

 LA Superior Court Judge James Chalfant ordered the court injunction that favored the School Board that has been preparing to stop the teacher strike and any simultaneous student protest on May 15th.

Highland Park Adds a Garden (tags)

Highland Park recently added the newest community garden to the growing list of those in and around Los Angeles, when the Milagro Allegro Community Garden broke ground on February 21, 2009.

More Highland Park Community Garden (tags)

Grand Opening of Milagro Allegro Community Garden in Highland Park Long-Vacant Yard Transformed into Urban Farm, Art and Education Center HIGHLAND PARK (Los Angeles)-

Grand Opening of Community Garden in Highland Park (tags)

Highland Park celebrates the Opening Ceremony of the Milagro Allegro Community Garden.

May Day 2009 Report:Hundred Cities Across US with Hundreds of Thousands Peeople! (tags)

Over Hundred Cities Across The U.S. with Hundreds of Thousands of People March for Justice!

May Day 2009 Pics pt2 (tags)

Marcha del Primero de Mayo 2009. Echo Park, Los Angeles, Califas.

May Day 2009 Pics (tags)

Marcha del Primero de Mayo 2009. Echo Park, Los Angeles, Califas.

May 15, 2009 LA ILWU Local 13 75th Commemoration March in Wilmington at 10:00 AM (tags)

On May 15, 2009 ILWU Local 13 will have a march to honor members killed and injured in their strike

Downtown LA May Day Protests (tags)

May first protests march down Broadway in Los Angeles with fewer participants than last year with the LAPD taking a more relaxed stance.

STOP THE KILLER COP AWARDS! (tags)

LAPD is awarding its highest honor- the Medal of Valor- to 10 SWAT troops who killed 18 month old baby Susie Pena in Watts.

May Day 2009 on Broadway (tags)

Thousands marched in solidarity up Broadway to the headquarters of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) in Los Angeles on Saturday to demonstrate for worker and immigration rights and for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Voters Evolt! photographed the demonstration and produced a video set to “Clandestino” by Manu Chao, who sings about a illegal immigrant who is persecuted by unjust laws and forced to live in the shadows just because he is seeking a better life. The “Black Hand” of Mano Negra refers to workers of color whose hidden hands turn the wheels of commerce. (2.5 minutes)

Breaking May Day News - 11:40 am - Student Walkouts Have Started (tags)

Student walk outs at various high schools in the Los Angeles area have begun. There are reports of walkouts at Roosevelt High, Jefferson High and Lincoln High.

Workers' Day-May Day- Primero de Mayo- Dia de los Trabajadores. (tags)

A day to protest against the ICE raids targeting Immigrant workers. Full Legalization! Stop ICE Raids and No to Guest Program!

Never Forever 21 Action: Round 3 4/25/09 (tags)

The South Central Farm is the people's land, given to us by Mayor Tom Bradley, in 1993 after the Los Angeles Uprising. The people built an inner-city paradise, the nation's largest urban farm. In 2006, Mayor Bradley's promise was broken: the Los Angeles City Council took the land away and gave it to a developer to build a mammoth shipping center for the sweatshop clothing manufacturer Forever 21. We're here today to tell Forever 21 that we won't work for sweatshops, that we are Farmers. We are the people: the Farm is our land!

The Resistance is Not Quiet: 2009 Anarchist Activist Conference (tags)

About 100 activists, college students, and community members gathered yesterday for the anarchist activist conference at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. The conference was titled "The Resistance is Not Silent," and topics of discussion included the environment, the internet, immigrant rights, urban planning, poetry, bicycling, the anti-war anti-hunger network of collectives Food not Bombs, and non-violence. The event also included vegan food, music, and tables where vendors accepted donations for literature and t-shirts.

Luchando para Recuperar El Primero de Mayo (tags)

Este Primero de Mayo, los desempleados, los destituidos y los inmigrantes llevaran sus demandas a las calles.

Carwash Campaign Highlights Success of Community-Labor Teamwork (tags)

by James Parks, copied from the AFL-CIO Blog.

La Reina; A Party for Los Angeles (tags)

It’s Saturday night in Downtown Los Angeles, and the activist group called “Street Inc.” is throwing a party. But there’s one major difference between this party and others in Los Angeles at this very moment...

¡Zapata Vive! ¡La Lucha Sigue! (tags)

12 abril 2009 LOS ÁNGELES-- La marcha anual en conmemoración del martirio del General Emiliano Zapata atrajo a centenares de participantes. Esta manifestación, única en Los Ángeles por su independencia y su militancia, crece cada año.

April 25 Los Angeles Event for Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Saturday, April 25 at the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, 6120 S. Vermont, from 5-7 PM.

LA Greens Earth Day event: Water Justice and Preparing for Peak Water (tags)

For Earth Day 2009, the Los Angeles Greens, a local group of Green Party members, host a panel of experts discussing important and timely water issues in California.

Radical Educator Bill Ayers speaks at Claremont Colleges (tags)

Monday, April 6, 2009 CLAREMONT, California - Bill Ayers, professor of education and co-founder of the radical antiwar organization the Weather Underground--labeled "domestic terrorists" by the FBI--spoke to a crowd of about 300 this evening about activism, Obama, and education. A recurring theme of his talk was the importance of movements (in contrast with the common emphasis on leadership) in bringing about social change, and his exhortation was that we in the audience participate in those movements.

~Windchime: A Step Forward~ A Letter From a Most Concerned Wild One (tags)

The Windchime House is a residential infoshop. A flower working its way through concrete decay. A haven for eccentric and antisocial characters alike. We are the ones we once longed for. We are real people with real dreams. Real dreamers willing to fight for our dreams. We live for community, love, truth and respect while we lurk in the shadows, awaiting the perfect chance to strike.

LA Area Downey April 19, 2009 Workers Memorial Day Events (tags)

The international commemoration day Workers Memorial Day will be held in Downey on Sunday April 19 at 3:00 PM in front of the Kasier Hospital in Downey at the Downey toxic site. Injured movie and hospital workers along with other injured workers and their families will speak out about health and safety.

The First LA Indymedia Journalism Workshop Was A Huge Success! (tags)

A diverse group of people participated in the first LA Indymedia Community Journalism Workshop on April 4, 2009 at the Institute for Multimedia Literacy at USC.

Mass Transit Advocates Action: 100 foot banner drop over 405 Freeway (tags)

A group of mass transit activists calling themselves, West LA for Change, hung a 100 foot banner over the 405 freeway on Friday to advocate for a mass transit rail system for the Los Angeles area. Motorists struck in traffic responded positively with waves and honks.

GABNET LA'S 6TH ANNUAL POLITICAL FASHION SHOW (tags)

OVER 300 PEOPLE ATTEND GABNET LA'S 6TH ANNUAL POLITICAL FASHION SHOW AND COMMIT TO DEFENDING WOMEN'S RIGHTS!

STOP AIPAC: CHECKPOINT ACTION (tags)

Los Angeles activists protest AIPAC fund raising dinner, using an Israeli style checkpoint. 1 min. 16 sec.

L.A. Greens Host FUEL Director Josh Tickell (tags)

Josh Tickell, Director of "FUEL," Sundance Audience Award winning documentary film, and a leading expert on sustainable biofuels, will speak at the Los Angeles Greens March 18, 2009 meeting.

Groups Appeal Elephant Hill Ruling (tags)

In a crucial attempt to protect a densely populated Latino neighborhood in Los Angeles, environmental justice advocates and community residents filed an appeal in court on March 3, 2009, seeking to overturn a decision to build luxury homes on a fragile hillside in El Sereno. The development on Elephant Hill would endanger residents and strip the community of its last open space.

Mar Vista Neighbors for Peace and Justice Mourn Loss of Local Activist, Eleanor Belser (tags)

The peace community lost a staunch supporter last week with the death of Eleanor Belser, who passed away at her home in Mar Vista. Eleanor was 89.

Sat: Vigil Protest Outside Israeli Dance Performance at UCLA (tags)

As part of a growing international cultural boycott movement, 8 Los Angeles groups, including Jewish organizations, will protest a performance of the Batsheva Dance Company of Israel Saturday night, February 28th, at UCLA. Los Angeles is near the end of Batsheva’s tour and they have faced protests all across the country, including in San Diego on February 26.

Anarchist Fun Faire (with an E) in Riverside (tags)

Saturday, February 21 2008 RIVERSIDE California -- A small crowd gathered at multiple sites in Downtown Riverside for a series of workshops, talks, and entertainment, all part of the Anarchist Fun Faire.

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.

Feb 21, 2009 Protest Forever 21 in Pasadena (tags)

The South Central Farmers have joined forces with student groups California Statewide MEChA and D-Q Unity to force the international teen clothing corporation Forever 21 to end plans for construction on the site of the South Central Farm and demand fair wages for its workers. The SCF Action Committee will lead a rally to kickoff a national boycott until the Farm is restored and stop worker abuse ended on Saturday, December 13, at noon at the Forever 21 "superstore" at 35 N. De Lacey Avenue in Pasadena, one block north of Colorado Avenue.

S.D. Cracks Down on Medical Pot as Feds Loosen Up (tags)

Don Duncan, California statewide director of the national medical-marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA), came to San Diego February 10 to tell local members that the outlook for medical marijuana is good. He pointed to a policy statement from a spokesperson for President Obama that said the federal government will stop using its police power to interfere with state medical marijuana laws. But that was cold comfort to many of the people in the room, especially those targeted by a flurry of raids in San Diego in the first week of February.

Riverside, Southern California: Community marches against raids and deportations (tags)

On Saturday, February 6th, 2009 at least 300, and by some estimates possibly as many as 500, people turned out in the city of Riverside California to demand an end to the raids, harassment, and racial profiling increasingly being conducted by US Border Patrol agents against the residents of our local communities and workplaces

NUHW FORMED (tags)

The NUHW or the National Union of Health Workers formed last week by leaders of the United healthcare Workers-West on Monday, asked state officials to conduct elections at 64 healthcare facilities represented by Oakland-based UHW who wanted to join the new group. More than 10,000 workers from UHW placed under the control of the SEIU International after the UHW leadership refused to sign over 65,000 of their members to be moved to a new local that will be formed to represent the health care workers in California.

Racism and Intimidation in Carpinteria (tags)

CARPINTERIA, California - The small town of Carpinteria, California is the latest battleground in Native Americans’ fight against racism. The controversy over a supposedly “harmless” high school sports mascot has alienated the Native American population of Carpinteria, who have come to fear violent reprisals from the non-Native community.

Highway 39 To 2 past Crystal Lake to Rebuild, Reopen (tags)

Proposal for rebuilding Highway 39 so that it connects to Highway 2 (Angeles Crest) will be discussed this month.

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.

Fertile Dreams - Assemblage & Photography by Freyda Miller (tags)

"Fertile Dreams," a solo exhibit by LA artist Freyda Miller, opens Sat. Feb. 7 at Art Dimensions in Westwood. Integrating assemblage, photography, and installation, Miller explores complex aspects of the maternal psyche. The evocative and vulnerable portrayal of the feminine raises issues of autonomy, stereotypes, equality and self-esteem. Fertile Dreams takes on a life of its own, dealing with primal emotions and thoughts that transcend time and place. Images of life and death emerge along with dreamlike qualities of both flight and confinement. The exhibit runs thru Mar. 21.

EPCC SUPPORTS UTLA JANUARY 29 MASS ACTION AGAINST LAUSD AND STATE BUDGET CUTS (tags)

"No to Budget Cuts! Cuts Hurts Kids!" Downtown Los Angeles became a sea of red and multi-colored banners,t-shirts and caps in the afternoon of January 29.. Led by the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA),more than 5,0000 militant teachers and their allies in red t-shirts marched thorugh downtown LA and filled the Pershing Square to protest budget cuts by the California state Governor and the legislature as well as the excessive and lavish spending spree of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)at the expense of teachers as well as the public.

Brown Berets to lead march against the Riverside County Sheriffs (tags)

Brown Beret, mother of three, shot in the back by a Riverside County Sheriff. A vigil, press conference and march has been scheduled.

Juan Santos: Im Memorium (tags)

To Walk in Beauty More than just a Dream: The South Central Farm is Everywhere The Declaration of the Leadership Council of the South Central Farm Movement The Spirit cannot be uprooted. That’s the most fundamental truth of the matter. It was heart breaking to have the Farm stolen from us, to be driven away from it by a small army of police like chattel slaves being driven to the slave ships; to have to re-live what our ancestors faced, what indigenous peoples have always faced at the hands of this system. But we know that it is not the tragedies of our lives, but, rather, the choices we make in response to them, that have to power to shape who and what we become, and that shape what we are able to realize in our futures. No one but each of us, individually and collectively, has that power, it is not the tragedies and oppressions that are scripted into the system that are decisive, but the choices we make about our lives as we encounter them that ultimately decide the matter.

CORRUPTION, DEFPRETRATION. LANDSLIDES. DEATH AND MEA CULPA (tags)

“The reasons for the degradation of our forests are corruption and our own shortcomings,” admitted Secretary Lito Atienza of Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in a New Year message to his department personnel. A common knowledge among Filipinos, Atienza's admonishment, hardly created a ripple in Manila were ordinary citizens had almost but accepted corruption is an integral part of governance in the island nation.

GABNET LOS ANGELES AND PESANTE USA COMMEMORATE MENDIOLA MASSACRE; (tags)

Gabnet of the Mariposa Alliance and PESANTE-USA held a commemorative and educational forum on the 22nd anniversary of the Mendiola Massacre. Activists and community members gathered at Historic Filipinotown to hear about the 1987 event and discuss the ongoing struggle for peasant and human rights in the Philippines. The event was opened by Al Garcia of PESANTE-USA who described the January 22,1987 Mendiola Massacre, where 15,000 peasants peacefully rallying for genuine land reform were ruthlessly fired upon by the police and the Philippine Mari

Photos from The Post Proposition 8 Demonstrations (tags)

Photo Collection from The Los Angeles Anti Prop 8 Protests

SCIC Planning Meeting to Protest ABC's "Homeland Security USA" (tags)

Let's organize against this racist "reality" show

Families of Police Murder Victims March to Rampart (tags)

Families and concerned citizens demonstrate against police abuse.

Video: Here's how to Effectively Promote Peace at a Parade (tags)

How to outreach the "peace" message to a crowd along a parade route.

Peace Activists At the MLK Jr. parade (tags)

Peace activists from around L.A. marched in the Martin Luther King Day parade. Activists drew big applause from the multitudes of spectators whom showed the peace sign and joined in with chants of "Goodby Bush" and "Obama's in the house.

Join the SCIC this Wednesday 01/21/2009 for an Immigrant Rights Rally (tags)

Rally at the Federal Building demanding an end to the ICE Raids, and full legalization for immigrants. Wednesday, Januray 21, 2009 at 5:00pm

Jewish activists block Israeli Consulate (tags)

Early morning action by Los Angeles Jewish protesters blocks entrance

Jews Shut Down Israeli Consulate -LA (tags)

Early this morning, Jewish activists in a historic first in Los Angeles, chained themselves to the entrance of the Israeli Consulate and blocked the driveway to the parking structure, blocking all traffic in and out of the building. "We sent a clear message to the world that LA Jews are part of the global majority in opposition to the Israeli siege of Gaza," said Lenny Potash a 72-year old protester who was cuffed to eight other activists, blocking the driveway to the consulate. The activists were joined by 50 other supporters and who chanted "LA Jews say, End the Siege of Gaza" and "Not in Our Name! We will Not be Silent!" Protesters also held up signs reading "Israeli Consulate: Closed for War Crimes."

JEWS SHUT DOWN LOS ANGELES ISRAELI CONSULATE! (tags)

JEWS SHUT DOWN ISRAELI CONSULATE! 10 JEWS CHAIN TOGETHER TO BLOCK DRIVEWAY AND ENTRANCE!

BREAKING NEWS: Jews Shut Down Israeli Counsulate in Protest of Attack on Gaza! (tags)

Concerned Jewish residents of Los Angeles have shut down the Israeli consulate for the first time ever in a historic protest against the policies of Israel. An ad-hoc, multi-generational group including members of the recently founded International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, will send a message to the Israeli government and its US supporters: "Not In Our Name! We will not be silent! Jews demand an end to the Israeli siege on Gaza and an end to Israeli apartheid." The demonstration will kick off a wave of demonstrations across the United States uniting Palestinians, Jewish people, and other Americans outraged by the siege.

Mass Mobilization In Los Angeles On Obamas Inauguration Day! (tags)

This is a Call out for all those out there fed up with the U.S. government. Their Abuse of the Economic Crisis among the American People and the Global Community. For the Continuous Murders commited by the LAPD and Surrounding Police Authorities and the Constant Racial Profiling and Discrimination done by the Police. This is For the U.S. Involvement in Israel and the Gaza Massacre which has claimed over 300 lives. Mass Mobilization In Los Angeles On Obama's Inauguration 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles-Also Known As Los Angeles City Hall. This is a Call out for all those out there fed up with the U.S. government. Their Abuse of the Economic Crisis among the American People and the Global Community. For the Continuous Murders committed by the LAPD and Surrounding Police Authorities and the Constant Racial Profiling and Discrimination done by the Police. This is For the U.S. Involvement in Israel and the Gaza Massacre which has claimed over 300 lives. So! A Call out to all, passionate, hopeless romantics, to all families who struggle, to all races, ethinicities, genders, Homosexuals Bisexuals, Transgendered, to all anarchists and marxists, democrats and republicans, to all those who are unhappy with the current state of the world. Lets Make Obama, the United States, and the Rest of the world Know that We Arent going to Stand for the Oppression the U.S. Government, Police,and Other Governing Bodies Commit.

Gaza Incursion Protest and Counter Protest January 7th (tags)

Fervent Protest continues at the Los Angeles Israeli Consulate.

Jews for Peace Protest Los Angeles January 4th (tags)

Jews For Peace Protest . In response to the Israeli Gaza Hamas incursion.

Mass Mobilization In Los Angeles On Obamas Inauguration Day! (tags)

This is a Call out for all those out there fed up with the U.S. government. Their Abuse of the Economic Crisis among the American People and the Global Community. For the Continuous Murders commited by the LAPD and Surrounding Police Authorities and the Constant Racial Profiling and Discrimination done by the Police. This is For the U.S. Involvement in Israel and the Gaza Massacre which has claimed over 300 lives.

Gaza Protest at the Los Angeles Israeli Consulate (tags)

Photos from the Protest Against Gaza Assault in Los Angeles on Friday,January 2nd 2009.

California Safe Schools "Your Life is Now" 2008 Environmental Event of the Year (tags)

Declaration of Independence Displayed & World Leaders Gather to Celebrate California Safe Schools 10th Anniversary, Environmental Victories & Future Actions to Save Our Planet.

VIDEO: Mike Farrell at Gaza Massacre Protest (tags)

Mike Farrell may be known to most people as the actor who played the character BJ Hunnicutt on the TV series MASH, but to activists in the Los Angeles area he is known and loved as a fellow comrade who is always there with us in the streets fighting for peace and justice.

L.A. Doctor Admits HIV Only "Associated" with AIDS (tags)

Dr. Jocelyn Dee, a Los Angeles HIV/AIDS doctor who treats mostly low-income patients at the County/USC Rand Schrader clinic, went on the "How Positive Are You" podcast of Alive and Well founder Christine Maggiore and Reappraising AIDS president David Crowe — both longtime critics of the HIV/AIDS model — and in the context of discussing so-called "AIDS denialism" and its portrayal in the corporate media, Dr. Dee admitted that HIV has never been proven to cause AIDS and there is merely an "associative" relationship between the two.

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.

NEW FACLA BOARD ELECTS EXECUTIVE OFFICERS FOR 2009-11 (tags)

The new FACLA Board led by former FACLA vice-president Rizalino Manuel of Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) met last Sunday, December 7 and elected a new set of executive officers. Elected executive officers were Rizalino Manule, President: Adolfio Aguayon -1st Vice Pesident; Terry Herrera as 2nd Vice President; Gloria Resureccion as 3rd Vice President; Darlene Salvador as Secretary; Cris Florendo as Treasurer and Romy Jaravate as Auditor.

First Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair: A Beginning Marker of Resistence (tags)

Saturday, December 13, 2008 LOS ANGELES - The organizers of the first annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair sent out a call for "dreamers, fighters, organizers, and rebels to come, meet, strategize, learn from each other, get books, attend workshops, participate, and join the movement." And despite the state's efforts to squelch our efforts, come they did--more than 700 people, mostly from the greater Los Angeles area, although some came from as far as San Diego, the Bay Area, Oregon, New York, and even Canada, to participate in this herstory-making event.

“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.

Never Forever 21 Coalition, South Central Farmers Rally, Saturday, December 13th, 12PM-3PM (tags)

ECOLOGY + JUSTICE NO FOREVER 21 SAVE THE FARM SAVE THE WORKERS SAVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD LOS ANGELES--The South Central Farmers have joined forces with student groups California Statewide MEChA and D-Q Unity to force the international teen clothing corporation Forever 21 to end plans for construction on the site of the South Central Farm and demand fair wages for its workers. The SCF Action Committee will lead a rally to kickoff a national boycott until the Farm is restored and stop worker abuse ended on Saturday, December 13, at noon at the Forever 21 "superstore" at 35 N. De Lacey Avenue in Pasadena, one block north of Colorado Avenue.

Save LA Public Access (tags)

I found this during a web search - it's a couple days out of date, but it's important information. Contact the person in the article for more information.

Exploitation-free holiday shopping with LA's first Fair Trade Pop-Up Store (tags)

The Los Angeles Garment Worker Center has opened LA's first Fair Trade Pop-Up Store in the heart of downtown's garment district, making it possible to buy gifts for the holidays without exploiting workers.

Don’t Let Them Get Away with the Murder of Julian Alexander...Turn Grief into Resistance (tags)

Another Young Black Man Killed by Police in Cold Blood

WIDOWS AND RELATIVES OF FILIPINO VETERANS WILL FORM GROUP FOR EQUITY AND BENEFITS (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) together with the Society of Guerillas and Scouts (SGS) will hold an organizing meeting for widows and relatives of Filipino World War II veterans on Monday, at 10:00 AM December 8, 2008 at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center at Fountain St/Vermont, CA 90027. The event will mark the formal entry of the United States into the Second World War with the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

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.

NEWLY ELECTED FACLA BOARDS ELECTS OFFICERS DEC.7 (tags)

The Coalition for A Better Community (CBC) 15-person slate led by former FACLA vice-president Rizalino Manuel that swept the Nov 16-18, 2008 Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) board of directors elections for the year 2009-2001 will meet on December 7th to elects its executive officers.

Controversial KPFK Talk Show Host Ian Masters Admits Reliance on Main Steam Media (tags)

Masters admitted on the air what his critics have long charged: he continues to rely on the main stream media, after progressive audiences had to switch to the internet and foreign press to find any.

Former U.S. Attorney General, Ramsey Clark, to Speak at National Conference on Socialism i (tags)

Former U.S. Attorney General, Ramsey Clark, to Speak at National Conference on Socialism in Los Angeles. December 6-7, 2008 on the UCLA campus. Activists and progressives from across the country are gathering for a two-day conference to discuss organizing and ways to fight back against racism, sexism, imperialism and other issues effecting working class and oppressed people.

Nov-Dec 2008 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly New Alert! (tags)

November-December 2008 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter Published by National Immigrant Solidarity Network

Transgeneros Unidas (tags)

El Jueves 20 de Noviembre del 2008, Transgeneros Unidas de Bienestar por primera vez en la historia de Los Angeles cordialmente tuvo un evento en Espanol, llamado Recordando a La Comunidad Transgénero,

DESPITE ARROYO"S CHANGE IN SCHEDULES AJLPP RALLY/PICKET AT LAX SHERATON VS US-ARROYO (tags)

The ALLIANCE for a JUST and LASTING PEACE in the PHILIPPINES (AJLPP), ANSWER-LA and GABNET enjoins all freedom-loving activists to join us on Friday, November 21, 2008, 6 PM, to stage a picket and rally in front of the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, 6101 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, to protest the presence of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the US. And despite with some abrupt changes in schedules , the AJLPP with ANSWER-LA and Gabnet-LA will demand a stop to the US War on Terror in Mindanao, Stop the crackdown on the Progressive movement in the Philippines and Resume the Peace talks between the GRP and the MILF/NDFP

Filipino Cultural Show in Glendale, Dec.13 (tags)

-The Echo park Community Coalition (EPCC) announces that the Filipino Cultural Group, will present SAYAW, SIGLA.SAYA SA PASKO- A “Filipino Cultural Show” on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA 91209. This early Christmas present is a fund raiser for some constructions and renovation at the St.Columban Filipino Parish in Historic Filipinotown. This historic landmark for Filipino-American history was built in 1965 and after more than 43 years needs much needed renovations.

PICKET/RALLY AGAINST PGMA Nov. 21 in LA (tags)

The ALLIANCE for a JUST and LASTING PEACE in the PHILIPPINES (AJLPP), ANSWER-LA and GABNET enjoins all freedom-loving activists to join us on Friday, November 21, 2008, 6 PM, to stage a picket and rally in front of the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, 6101 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, to protest the presence of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the US. The AJLPP with ANSWER-LA and Gabnet-LA will demand a stop to the US War on Terror in Mindanao, Stop the crackdown on the Progressive movement in the Philippines and Resume the Peace talks between the GRP and the MILF/NDFP

Anti-war veterans deploy 4,171 toy soldiers at gas station (tags)

Anti-war veterans deploy 4,171 toy soldiers at gas station In a daring guerrilla raid earlier this fall, members of the Los Angeles chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) infiltrated a local gas station to deploy a battalion of 4171 toy soldiers, together with a sign reading, "Price of Gas: 4171 U.S. Soldiers."

Controversial Child Labor Cartoon Debuts in LA (tags)

Division Denim, the controversial animated dark comedy that deals with offshore child labor debuts in Dec. 04 at The Zero Film Festival.

Minuteman Founder To Lecture on La Raza and Racism at Long Beach State (tags)

The Conservative Student Union at long Beach State will host Jim Gilchrist and Ted Hayes to speak on La Raza and Racism.

UFAV Induction of New Officers for 2008-2010 (tags)

The newly inducted officers of the United Filipino American Veterans (UFAV) for 2008-2010 were sworn–in by Rep. Lucille Roybal Allard of the 34th District last November 14, 2008 at the 3rd Floor of the Angelus Plaza , 255 N. Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90012. The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) congratulates the new set of UFAV officers. UFAV was organized in 1984 and was always in the forefront of the veterans equity struggle. UFAV is a member of JFAV organized in 1998.

Right to Marry rally Nov 15 - audio montage (tags)

Five minute audio montage - sounds from the Nov 15 rally in Los Angeles against prop 8 and for the rights of all to marry (4.7 MB)

VIDEO: Right to Marry Demo (tags)

Video from Saturday Nov 15th downtown Los Angeles

PHOTOS: March for the Right to Marry (tags)

LOS ANGELES, November 15, 2008 – Thousands of people rallied and marched for the right to marry for all people today in downtown Los Angeles. Early estimates have the demonstration at its peak at 8,000 to 10,000. The demonstration may well have been larger than these initial estimates. The march was at least seven full blocks long when it left City Hall with more still arriving.

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.

Pacifica = KPFK's parent corp, problems are there too .... (tags)

This is a reposting from a distant discovered site that relates to KPFK as part of PACIFICA. Sad news all around.

THOUSANDS MARCHED AT THE ANNUAL VETERANS DAY PARADE IN HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN LA NOV.8 (tags)

Thousands of students,scores of veterans and hundred of community advocates marched during the 8th Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) 8th VETERANS DAY PARADE and Community Fair 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)

No on 8 Photos.Silverlake, November8, 2008 (tags)

Gay rights activists and supporters take to the streets near the intersection of Sunset and Santa Monica in the Silver Lake section of Los Angeles, Saturday, November 8, 2008, in protest of the passage of Proposition 8 which bans gay marriage in California.

For KPFK/Pacifica Fans: Feedback Wanted (tags)

At its meeting on Tuesday, November 11, the Local Station Board Delegates will be voting on changes to the Pacifica Bylaws. The Bylaws took more than a year of contention and lawsuits to assemble, and changes should be carefully considered. Overall, the changes, included below with comments for and against, increase the amount of business the Pacifica National Board can do and increase its efficiency in doing that business. The downside is reduced member and listener participation in the process. As an LSB member, I would like to hear your thoughts on these important revisions before voting. You can comment here or email me privately, or you can voice your opinion at the LSB meeting, at 7:00 at Palms Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2908 Robertson Place, Los Angeles. The Church is located 3 blocks north of National Blvd. and the I-10, to the east of S. Robertson Blvd. LA buses 220 and 534 and Big Blue Bus 12 are within walking distance.

KPFK's mother, Pacifica is showing signs of economic...strain? (tags)

Pacifica is doing it's own elimination of good staffers and most of KPFK's subscribers have no idea of what is going on...what is happening to our [we pay for it] stations?

Right to Marry Protests Rock West LA (tags)

LOS ANGELES, November 6, 2008 – The Outrage over the Prop 8 election results that spilled into the streets of Los Angeles on Wednesday night continued all day Thursday and well into the night. The main focus of Thursday’s protests was the Mormon Church in Westwood. The church is believed to have funded up to 40% of the Yes on 8 campaign.

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.

Green Dissent: Why I Won't Vote for California Dems (tags)

The Field polls says California is going for Barack Obama 55% to 33%. Very well. My "Brotha" Barack doesn't need my vote and pumping Dem numbers only encourages our local Los Angeles scoundrels

Vote Green! Piera-Avila for Council (tags)

For 3 decades, LINDA PIERA-AVILA has been a passionate environmental, social justice, electoral reform and peace activist. Now she is putting herself on the line and running for Santa Monica City Council to put the public back into public service!

Filipino Veterans Commemorate 64th Year of the Leyte Landing at HPMC in LA (tags)

–Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) commemorated the 64th Year of the Leyte landing, October 20, 1944- the start of the Liberation of the Philippines with the proper rites at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) in Vermont and Fountain St in Los Angeles on Oct. 22, 2008. Scores of World War II veterans, community advocates and the Philippine Consul General Mary Jo Aragon, Vice Consul Daniel Espiritu, Errol Santos of HPMC and hospital personnel led the simple rites held at the HPMC auditorium. A Filipino mass was officiated by Fr. George Florendo to pay tribute to both living and departed veterans who fought in World War II in the Philippines.

October 22 Demonstration Attracts Young to Anti-Police Terror Movement (tags)

October 22, 2008 LOS ANGELES - The October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation has been organizing nationwide demonstrations since 1996. The Los Angeles actions have gained a reputation for being among the city's most lively and most youth-oriented marches whose participants tend to be from the very communities targeted by police. With some thirty police murders logged since the beginning of year, protestors had plenty to be angry about.

This Friday: Counter protest against homophobic hate groups (tags)

Yes on 8 groups are coming from out of state (Utah, Texas, etc.) to LA this Friday. It’s time to expose their hate speech and show these people for what they are.

Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality (tags)

National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, in Downtown Los Angeles, October 22, 2008

CDIR SUPPORTS FAST FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS IN LA (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrabnt Rights (CDIR) strongly supports the The Fast for Our Future campaign that begunin in Los Angeles last October 15th, 2008, three weeks before the November 4th presidential election

1,000,000 Signs Of Hope, Latino Immigrant Rights Activists Stage 27 Days Of Hunger (tags)

This is the promise to the immigrants coming to America. The promise of justice, the promise of prosperity, the promise of being able to work hard, and prosper, as a result of your own efforts, and to do so in safety, for not only yourself and your family, but your work enterprise as well. This promise has been broken for the most recent immigrants to the United States. They seem to be no longer welcome on our shores or in our cities anymore. Instead of being welcomed, they are hunted, their families are torn apart, their adults tried as criminals for the dubious “crime” of being street vendors on the streets of Los Angeles.

THIS WEDNESDAY - Celtic New Year event at Cal State L.A. (tags)

"Lessons From A Silver Branch:" An examination of the endangered Celtic cultures, including spoken word, live music and free dance lesson. Happy Samhain, or Celtic New Year! ("Halloween" to the English)

Fast for Our Future: Immigrants Rights Encampment at La Placita (tags)

LOS ANGELES October 15, 2008 – Members of the Los Angeles area immigrant community began a fast for their rights Wednesday downtown at La Placita.

Hunger Strike for Immigrant Rights! (tags)

The Fast for Our Future campaign will begin in Los Angeles on October 15th, 2008, three weeks before the November 4th presidential election. Over 100 people will fast in order to mobilize our community to vote for immigrant rights.

Los Angeles Scientology Criminal Assaults Rights Activist (tags)

Human rights and civil rights activists who picket and protest world wide against the Scientology corporation's crimes and abuses should take this warning to heart: Scientology is getting ever more desperate.

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.

Parks Attacks Community Organizer (tags)

Dirty Bernie Parks is abusing his power to attack a political enemy. It's a low blow, but, not unexpected.

SAT, OCT 25 – Filipino Children’s Reading Event in Chino Hills (tags)

For the very first time, the largest Filipino library in the country will share Filipino children’s books to families in San Bernardino County. Through its Children’s Reading Program, the Filipino American Library (FAL) will have an event on Saturday, October 25 at 2:00-4:00pm at the James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch Library (2003 Grand Ave., Chino Hills 91709). It is recommended for children ages 4-10. Please RSVP to filamlibrary@sbcglobal.net or 213-382-0488.

HUMBLE BEAUTY: Skid Row Artists Documentary (tags)

Humble Beauty is an hour long documentary that tells the story of talented homeless and formerly homeless men and women who, despite a daily struggle for survival, paint and create art in the worst area of Los Angeles known as Skid Row. People will make art, no matter how humble the circumstances.

Zero Film Festival (tags)

a new independent film festival enters los angeles, one designed to support self financed filmmakers fighting the odds and following their dreams

Activists Stand Against UCLA Primate Vivisection (tags)

Los Angeles: September 21st, 2008 The most recent UCLA demos against those who imprison, cut up, assault and kill non-human primates for a living was, on the one hand rather frustrating, yet on the other, EXTREMELY satisfying. The frustrating part was having the police constantly violate activists' civil rights to seek redress of their grievances by legally picketing on public side walks and chanting political speech to educate neighbors, as they exposed the selfish greed and self-promotion of UCLA primate killers.

No Wall Street Bailout Protesters Picket at Obama LA Office (tags)

LOS ANGELES, October 1, 2008 – A small demonstration was held outside the Los Angeles Obama campaign office today to protest Obama’s support for the Bush’s Wall Street bailout bill.

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.

Freewaves new media Festival- oct 11th Eco and Bike day (tags)

Please Post: 11th Annual FREEWAVES Festival (www.freewaves.org) Announces: On Saturday, October 11 Streetwise Mobile Media Location: 6500 Block of Hollywood Boulevard We here at LA FREEWAVES are excited to announce our event called Streetwise Mobile Media. It will be held Saturday, October 11 on The 6500 Block of Hollywood Boulevard.This is part of our 11th annual week long festival along Hollywood Blvd. Get on your bike and visit us. We look forward to seeing you! This day features Eco and Bike friendly activities along the street with info tables that will profile the following groups: LA Biodiesel Coop, LA Bike Coalition- and their Bike Vallet, Bus Riders Union, LADOT Bicycle Program, The Tree People, Friends of the Los Angeles River, Park(ing) day L.A.!, Bikerwaves and the Fender Blender, The SYCONS- a Solar Power DJ group. We will be featuring street puppets, man-made parks by Park(ing) day L.A.! a Fender Blender juicer, Interactive Watershed Suitcase, a Biodiesel demo, solar powered music/performance and more. Plus FAQ's and answers, etc. The following events and performances will also be held on this day: LACE + LA Forum/Woodbury + Paul G. Gleason Theater Video screenings and installations 6:00 pm – 12:00 am 6518-6522 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.957.1777 www.welcometolace.org Second City Studio Theatre Pre-Election Improv Satire shows at 8:00 pm, 9:30 pm, and 11:00 pm 6550 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.464.8542 www.secondcity.com/?id=theatres/losangeles and www.etix.com Mobile Media Nightmares Reversed surveillance at MacDonald's, ballooned cameras at an altitude of 50 feet, drive by Horror projections counteract barcodes, RFID's and ID Targets. 8:00 pm – 12:00 am on Hollywood Blvd. Bike Valet by LACBC on Hollywood Blvd near Hudson St. Bicycle Bell Ensemble, Bike Cite and Bike Ballet Musical and dance performances on the street! 9:00 pm Hudson St. at Hollywood Blvd opposite LACE

Paul Baker Hernandez of Nicaragua Performing Sunday in Los Angeles (tags)

Paul Baker Hernandez is a songwriter, performer, and lecturer specializing in the works of Victor Jara. He has led a cultural organization in Nicaragua since the 1990s, and is presently on a performance and speaking tour of the U.S. He will perform in L.A. this Sunday, September 28th.

Foreclosures Protested (tags)

More than 60 labor and community activists protested at the downtown L.A. Federal Building against foreclosures. Organizers demand a two-year moratorium on the repossession of homes by banks and mortgage companies.

Free Reception and Closing Exhibit of Allensworth: 100 Years of the California Dream (tags)

National Black Farm leaders travel to Los Angeles to celebrate Gumption at the Junction: Allensworth and connect the historical legacy of Black Farmers in California to the new released report "A Seat at the Table: Diversity and the 2008 Farm Bill. New opportunity to grow fresh fruits and vegetables in our communities expanding job creation, technical education and economic development in partnership with USDA, CDFA and regional organizations.

OPEN LETTER TO REP. MIKE HONDA, 15th District,CA (tags)

We are writing to you on the matter of the pending House version of SB 1315 pending at the House of Representatives. First, we would like to express our deep appreciation for championing the cause of Filipino World War II veterans. We are very thankful to you and the Congressional Asian Pacific Caucus that despite the grandstanding of Congressman Bob Filner, you are sincerely on our side. We would like to express our opposition to HR 6897 of Congressman Bob Filner which is a quit claim and an insult to our veterans and the Filipino American community. We want you to support the House version of SB 1315. Stay steadfast on the course- PASS THE House version of SB 1315 Now!

Southern CA Afghan Americans protest the US bombing of Afghan civilians (tags)

This past Sunday about 200 Afghans protested the US war on Afghanistan in front of the Federal Building in Los Angeles. (10 min video)

An Open Letter to White Progressives and Activists- AWARE-LA (tags)

The Ballot Box and Beyond: White Anti-racists stand for social justice

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."

BBC( World Have Your Say) World Service at the Skirball this Wednesday at 8 AM (3 PM GMT) (tags)

BBC( World Have Your Say) World Service at the Skirball this Wednesday at 8 AM (3 PM GMT) and then will be with their bus in Venice Beach: http://worldhaveyoursay.wordpress.com/2008/09/08/you-shall-go-to-the-skirball/ It was just announced via the audio link at www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice that the BBC World Service (World Have Your Say broadcast) is doing a bus tour across the USA (from Los Angeles to New York) taking opinions/perspectives from Americans along the way as we should try to be there to put forth an anti-war message! '60 Minutes' Cut Ahmadinejad's Israel/Palestine statement Report: '60 Minutes' Cut Ahmadinejad's Statement, 'Solution Is Democracy' in Israel/Palestine

After DNC/RNC, fight ICE and support immigrant rights struggle: a call to action (tags)

please read, forward widely, discuss with others, and ACT!

Fight Over Baldwin Hills Oilfield (tags)

The two-square-mile Baldwin Hills Oil Field is the last large-scale undeveloped open space in South and West Los Angeles. The Oil Field has operated since 1924 and had almost played out. Now, Plains Exploration and Production Company (PXP) wants to drill up to 1,000 new wells.

LA Civic Leaders Announce, "Building Walls Builds Better Communities!!!" (tags)

The civic "leaders" of Los Angeles today announced to the world, their plan to "Build Better Communities By Building Better Walls" at the unveiling of their latest fiscal disaster, the New Rampart Division LAPD Headquarters.

LAAS is NOT 95% No-Kill (tags)

The GM of LA Animal Services, Ed Boks, is claiming that LAAS is 95.75% no-kill, in spite of the fact that Boks admits that killing at LAAS is up 37% in 2008.

Lee Siu Hin: Journey to My Home-China (Part 4) In Memory of Wenchuan Earthquake (tags)

It’s been over three months since the May 12th Wenchuan earthquake--the largest in modern Chinese history for over 80 years that killing nearly 70 thousand people, 20 thousand missing and affect another tens of millions of people.

OPPOSITION BET MAYOR BINAY BLASTS GMA IN LA VISIT (tags)

Presumptive presidential candidate for the President of the Philippines. Makati Ciy mayor Jejomar Binay held a press conference at Bahay Kubo restaurant in Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles, yesterday, August 27,2008. Addressing a jam packed hall with Filipino community leaders from all over California, Mayor Jojo Binay lambasted the failed policies of current Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in his capacity as the PDP-Laban president and the United Opposition (UNO), He is reportedly supported by former President Joseph “Erap”Estrada.

OUT OF THE SHADOWS- UNDERGROUND UNDERGRADS SPEAKS OUT (tags)

Out of the shadows, they dare speak out and fight for their rights openly. Four daring so called “ undocumented students” called the “ Underground Undergrads” namely Angelo Mathay, Stephanie Solis, Zeenat Bhamani and Tam Tran speaks out in a Community Forum last August 10th, 2008. at Remy’s on Temple, Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles.

SEIU Pres Stern's Hand Picked CA Operative Investigated For Rigging Elections-Cover-up (tags)

The hand picked political operative of SEIU President Tyrone Freeman has been charged with rigging the recent elections of his 160,000 member local. There is also evidence that SEIU Pres Andy Stern for six years has been covering up charges of corruption by Freeman. This implicates Stern in organizing a corrupt convention, illegally manipulating the votes and being involved in covering up corrupt officials. The International is also involved in a raid on the independent Puerto Rican teachers union FMPR which is labor imperialism.

South Central Farmers Demand Ethics Investigation of Local Officials (tags)

Citing an apparent conflict of interest, the South Central Farmers are demanding that California's State Attorney General investigate the sale of the site of the South Central Farm by Los Angeles city officials to local developer Ralph Horowitz for a trucking center for women's clothing manufacturer and retailer Forever 21.

FAL Children’s Reading Program --- Aug. 30 in Montebello & Sep. 6 in San Pedro (tags)

The first and largest Filipino library in the country continues to share Filipino children’s books to families around Greater Los Angeles. Through its new Children’s Reading Program, the Filipino American Library (FAL) will have events on Saturday, August 30 at 2:00-4:00pm at the Asian Pacific Resource Center (Montebello Regional Library, 1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello 90640) and Saturday, September 6 at 1:00-3:00pm at the Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture – FPAC (Point Fermin Park, 807 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro 90731). They are recommended for children ages 3-8. Please RSVP to filamlibrary@sbcglobal.net or 213-382-0488.

Journey to My Home: China, Hong Kong, Beijing Olympics 2008 (Part Two) (tags)

A Long Waited Trip to My Heartland. Part Two: Macau, China My Visit to Macau

California Becomes First State to Condemn Use of Torture in 'War on Terror' (tags)

Resolution to prevent California health professionals from engaging in torture is adopted by the California State Legislature.

Pro-Cuba celebration triumphs over right-wing terrorist threats (tags)

L.A. activists refuse to buckle under cowardly intimidation Despite an organized attempt by anti-communist reactionaries to shut down a July 26 Cuba Celebration in Los Angeles.

The August 10 Tribute to Don White (tags)

he long tribute to Companero Don White last August 10th at the Emmanauel Presbyterian Church went well except it was filled Latin American machismo. It was a deliberate attempt to overlook a specific race- the Asian American Pacific Islander (API) communities which Don White worked well while he was alive.

East Los Angeles Charter School Students Arrive from China Marking the First Cultural Exch (tags)

East Los Angeles Charter School Students Arrive from China Marking the First Cultural Exchange Delegation in History between Los Angeles and China Sister Schools, Anahuacalmecac Completes First Trip to China as Part of Unprecedented Sister School Alliance

STOP THE MILITARY OFFENSIVES, RESUME PEACE TALKS NOW! (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States calls on the US-Arroyo Regime to stop its military offensives against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) armed forces in the Central Mindanao areas and resume peace talks now. According to media sources from the Philippines, more than 160,000 people were affected by the fighting between the AFP and the MILF in six towns of central Mindanao. At least 60 AFP troops have been killed since the week-old fighting erupted.

San Fernando Valley (A)narchist Federation Meeting (tags)

San Fernando Valley (A)narchist Federation Meeting Saturday August 16, 2008 12PM-3PM VIN LOI TOFU RESTAURANT AND TOFU FACTORY

Cmdr. Cres Abad, 88 (tags)

Commander Crescencio E. Abad, past president of the Filipino World War II veterans group –the United Filipino American Veterans (UFAV) based in Los Angeles passed away last August 5, 2008. He was 88 years old. Cmdr. Cres Abad was a World War II Bataan veteran and fought under the USAFFE. He belonged to the 301st Field Artillery Battery of the 21st FA of the USAFFE. He was also a survivor of the infamous Death March.

SEIU Pres Stern's Key CA Operative Tyrone Freeman Linked To Corruption (tags)

SEIU Pres Andy Stern is seeking to consolidate hundreds of thousands of workers in California and force them into a homecare workers local led by hand picked LA operative Tyrone Freeman. It has now been revealed that Stern's ally is California has been using hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay his family members for video and pr services. The many workers of the local earn around $9.00 an hour

EPCC SUPPORTS CALIFORNIA STATE WORKERS PROTESTS (tags)

“NO TO PAY CUTS! “We work, we sweat, we won’t pay your debts!” The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC ) and the Justice for Filipino veterans (JFAV) through its Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia, vehemently condemns California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for signing an executive order forcing up to 200,000 permanent state workers to start receiving the federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour The EPCC further scores the governor’s executive order that also includes a hiring freeze, no overtime pay and the releasing of contract consultants. (San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 1) . Additionally, the order will lay off 10,300 contract and part-time workers.

Sunday 8/10: Evening to Celebrate the Life of Don White (tags)

An Evening to Celebrate the Life of Our Compañero Don White PRESENTE! WHEN: Sunday, August 10th 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM WHERE: Immanuel Presbyterian Church 3300 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles 90010 (Corner of Berendo Street, 2 blocks west of Vermont Avenue)

Noche Cubana in Los Angeles-A Sucesss (tags)

The commemoration of the 55th year anniversary of the attack on Moncada, Cuba led by Commanant Fidel Castro called “Noche Cubana” – A Night of Music, Food, Film, Dancing and Solidarity With Cuba” by the ANSWER Coalition was a success. The event was held at Remy’s on Temple-An Art Gallery at 2126 Temple St. in Historic Filipinotown from 7:00 to 12:00 PM. Hundreds of guests were treated to a night of dancing,songs and films as well as sumptuous food and drinks.

San Fernando Valley (A)narcho Meetup **August 9, 2008** (tags)

San Fernando Valley (A)narcho Meetup **August 9, 2008**

Earthquake Strikes Chino Hillse (tags)

repost from LAFD

SHELTER PROTEST (tags)

Los Angeles Animal Services Protest Wrap Up

July 13th, AR Protests (tags)

Protest Wrap Up in LA

GOOD NEWS FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)

South Central Farmers, community members, and progressive organizations call for shutting down the "h" Horowitz Warehouse in South Central Los Angeles

Bus Riders Union - what a radical idea ! (tags)

My first visit to the Bus Riders Union meeting on 7/20/08 and boy, am I am impressed ! Enthusiastic courteous bilingual activists

"Flipping" Self Help Graphics? (tags)

LA Eastside writer Victoria Delgadillo is following what's happening with the recent sale of SHG to a real estate speculator and "flipper" who is on a house flipping show. Will SHG be flipped away? Click link for full story

An Open Letter Regarding the LA Social Forum and Leftist Organizing (tags)

I didn't attend the LASF, but Michael (Novick) seems justified in his disappointment about the makeup of the forum. All movements are helped by the central participation and prioritization of the grass-roots, front-line community defense movements.

"Outreach" or Alliance Building? (tags)

At the end of June, I participated in the "Los Angeles Social Forum," an attempt to hold a unifying gathering of people from many different movements and organizations in Los Angeles (and other parts of southern California) on the model of the World Social Forum and the first US Social Forum held last year in Atlanta.

Saving the South Central Farm: Listening to the Land (tags)

To many, it looked like the Struggle to Save the South Central Farm was defeated, a dream buried beneath the treads of the bulldozers that plowed the Farm under following the brutal invasion of an army of LA County Sheriffs crushed the resistor's encampment, turning the land from a liberated zone into an oppressive, occupied one. But all that could change. Here's why, and how you can help make it change.

Long Beach Mass Action, July 10 Displays Community Unity (tags)

More than 600 people turned out in a two-hour march-rally last July 10 proving that the community is “the heart of Long Beach” The march led by the Long Beach Coalition for Better Jobs and Healthy Communities started with a picket at the Hilton Hotel at around 5:00 PM . Then the coalition marched to the Long Beach light house near the Aquarium of the Pacific where they held an hour long rally. Led by Hilton Hotel workers who are organizing themselves, Filipinos, Latinos, African- American hotel workers demanded hotel administration neutrality over their efforts to organize themselves.

Don White Remembered at Weekly Vigil for Haiti (tags)

Don White was one of the organizers and regular participants of the weekly vigil calling for the release of Haitian human rights activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine. In the wake of Don's passing on June 19th, the vigil has been paying tribute to him.

EPCC Supports UHW-West mass action in LA (tags)

The Echo PArk Community Coalition (EPCC) supports the mass action on July 14 is slated to be held at the Manhattan Beach Marriot Hotel by the United Health Care Workers (UHW) -West against the plan of the SEIU /International to divide the UHW-West. The mass action by the UHW-West was called for the hearing that could result in tearing apart the UHW based on a plan by the SEIU International to divide the UHW. The 150,000 UHW which has a large Filipino membership among its unionized workers is a member of the SEIU International which has 2 million members.

Statement by Joaquin Cienfuegos of CopWatch on his Arrest and Release on Bail (tags)

Comrades, I was just released this morning at 8am after being woken up at 3am, thanks to you comrades and your support. I can't begin to tell everybody how thankful I am. I trusted you all to know what to do and to do the right thing.

STATEMENT REGARDING THE ARREST OF jOAQUIN CIENFUEGOS (tags)

Joaquin is obviously known and intensely disliked by the LAPD and every minute he is in their custody, his life is at risk.

VIDEOS: South Central Farm - Feinstein, Piera-Avila oppose warehouse at Farm (tags)

testimony at LA City Hall to support South Central Farm

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.

Los Angeles Anti-Arroyo RAT Smells a Foul Regime (tags)

Philippine Consulate, Los Angeles – The anti-Arroyo RATs – "Rapid Action Team" traced the foul scent in the thick smoggy air of Los Angeles to the rotten Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) regime. Filipino Americans and their allies gathered around a trashcan with GMA situated in the middle indicating that it is "Time to Take Out the Trash."

July 2nd - Stop warehouse on old South Central Farm Land (tags)

First it was a trash incinerator, and the community fought it! - Now, it’s a 10 acre low-wage diesel-soot 24 hour polluting warehouse and we must fight it!

Update Bio for Don White (tags)

Contributors to this biography include: Jan Goodman; Blase and Theresa Bonpane; Dennis White; Lydia Brazon and Margaret Prescod.

Sun Aug 10: Celebrate the Life of Don White (tags)

An Evening to Celebrate the Life of Our Companero Don White Presente! WHEN: SUNDAY, AUGUST 10TH at 6:00 - 8:00 PM WHERE: Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010 (@Berendo Street, 2 blocks west of Vermont Ave.)

JFAV and the Filipino Community Salutes Companero Don White (tags)

We, in the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) were profoundly shocked and saddened on the news of the sudden death of Don White, a dear comrade and friend of the Filipino World War II veterans and the Filipino immigrant community. Don White, the Director of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) in Los Angeles, 70, died of a massive heart attack in his apartment last Friday, June 20, 2008 in Los Angeles.

Don White Addressing a Los Angeles Antiwar Rally in March of 2005 (tags)

Video showing Don White addressing a rally against the Iraq war in March of 2005.

Sunday 10AM: Blasé Bonpane KPFK On-Air Tribute to Don White (tags)

Blasé Bonpane KPFK On-Air Tribute to Don White 6/29/2008 at 10:00 - 11:00 AM KPFK 90.7FM Airways on World Focus Theresa and Blase Bonpane worked closely with Don White longer than almost anyone else in Los Angeles.

Roberto Lovato: Companero Don White, Presente! (tags)

I just got word that Don White, a much-beloved, longtime companero in the movement for peace and justice in El Salvador, passed away. People of many walks of life, many movements - women's, GLBT, Middle East peace, labor, immigrant rights, education, Venezuela solidarity and others- around the planet mourn his passing as they celebrate his life. Though he fought many battles in many wars, none moved Don like that of his beloved El Salvador.

Don White: My Recollections and Pictures since 1985 (tags)

My recollections and pictures of activist Don White, whose death became known this past Sunday.

LAX hotel workers 30 hour mega sit in starts today (tags)

The LAX Hotel workers are still hip-deep in their fight for the right to bargain collectively, and they're reaching out to the broader community to join them in a novel action coming up on the 16th and 17th of June.

Jazz Barbeque To Benefit Female Veterans (tags)

On Saturday, June 28 from noon to 6:00 p.m., New Directions will host its 4th Annual Jazz Barbeque . KKJZ radio personality Bubba Jackson will emcee the fundraising event. The price is $15 to benefit the female veterans project of Los Angeles-based New Directions

Horowitz moves to put Polluting Warehouse on the Farm (tags)

Two years after the destruction of the farm Horowitz moves to put a polluting warehouse on the farm. CEQA hearing to be held on July 2, 2008.

KPFK Pacifica Cause Crisis at Free Speech Radio News with Funding Cuts (tags)

The Pacifica Foundation, owner of Los Angeles radio station KPFK, cut Free Speech Radio News funding by $13,500 a month, effective immediately. FSRN faces possible closure.

SIGN UP FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS PROTESTS (tags)

"See You In The Streets" is a list serve which forwards announcements and wrap up's of animal rights protests throughout the Los Angeles area.

Checking the Non-Profit Industrial Complex (tags)

Checking the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

Teachers Strike In LA (tags)

“ THEY SAY CUT BACK, WE SAY FIGHT BACK! They Say Our Way, We Say No Way! “ Thousands of teachers, parents,students and their supporters In a one-hour demonstration at the beginning of the day,picket outside schools in Los Angeles. Converging at the Los Angeles High, Belmont High School. Fairfax High School, Miguel Contreras Learning Complex and Gratts Elementary School in Central Los Angeles held an hour long demonstration this morning to protest proposed budget cuts. Banging pots, waving signs, shouting slogans to passersby and delaying the start of the school day as students in the nation's second-largest school district waited in gymnasiums and auditoriums and on athletic fields. Motorist hoked their horns in supports of the rallyist. By 9 a.m. most protests had wound down.

Mon 6/9 Jeremy Scahill Returns to LA, As So-Cal Continues to Battle Blackwater on Border (tags)

As So-Cal Battles Blackwater Training Facility on Cal-Mex Border, Jeremy Scahill is VISITING LOS ANGELES for talk, discussion, and book signing for the release of the fully updated paperback edition: WHEN: MONDAY, JUNE 9TH AT 7:00 PM WHERE: Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Westminster Chapel 3300 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010 (@Berendo Street, 2 blocks west of Vermont Ave.)

6/6 Los Angeles Teachers Strike; General Strike Needed (tags)

Los Angeles teachers are finally striking for the first hour of today's school day against the budget cuts to education; the rest of labor needs to join them in a statewide general strike not only against budget cuts but also against the refusal of the state legislature to raise the income taxes on the rich, the 5% that makes over $200,000 a year, including the millionaires and billionaires who live in California.

PROP 98 TO ABOLISH RENT CONTROL CRUSHED (tags)

he people of California has spoken, They resoundingly rejected a state ballot measure that would have phased out rent control and barred government agencies from taking homes, businesses and farms for private development. The Echo Park Community Coaliton (EPCC) and the Justice for Filipino American Veterans(JFAV) is exceedingly happy about the result of the voting.". Arturo P. Garcia. EPCC and JFAV coordinator said.

REMEMBER- VOTE NO ON PROP 98/ YES ON PROP 99 (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) calls on all voters in Los Angeles to vote NO on Prop.98. JFAV cites the People's CORE LEAP survey of in the central LA for people to vote NO on Prop 98 that will abolish rent control in Los Angeles.

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.

VOTE NO ON PROP 98/ YES ON PROP (9 (tags)

Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) calls on all voters in Los Angeles to vote NO on Prop.98. EPCC cites the survey of LEPA in the central LA for people to vote NO on Prop 98 that will abolish rent control in Los Angeles.

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.

May-June 2008 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

May Day 2008! ICE Massive Immigrant Raids! Immigrant Counter-Recruitment Campaign, NO to Killing!

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.

Baldwin Park and its Agents of Gentrification, Mayor Lozano and Lover Sergio Corona (tags)

Baldinwin Park and its Agents of Gentrification. Mayor Lozano and his "Lover" Sergio Corona on the edge gentrifying and taking 125 Acres of Land for their sponsor, Bisno Developer.

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.

Protest McCain in LA (tags)

There are three McCain events in LA

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.

SAVE THIS DATE: Iraq Forum at CSULA Thursday May 29, with KPFK's Sonali Kolhatkar (tags)

On Thursday, May 29 at 7:30 PM, Sonali Kolhatkar of KPFK's morning show "Uprising" will moderate a forum on Iraq and Middle East Peace with Iraqi reconstruction activist Raed Jarrar, former US diplomat Col. (Ret.) Ann Wright, and Edgar Cuevas, a member of Iraqi Veterans Against the War. Col. Wright will also be selling copies of her book, "Dissent: Voices of Conscience," about government insiders who have risked their careers to oppose the Iraq War. At 7:30 PM, 3rd floor Golden Eagle ballroom, CSULA.

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.

While Suppresing Voices from UCLA ISSE Students, Jim Lafferty States Their Message Well (tags)

Suppressing Voices from UCLA International Students for Social Equality (ISSE) Students on the Station Listener Web Forum, KPFK General Manager Jim Lafferty Nonetheless Articulates Their Message Well.

CDIR-USA Condemns ICE Raids in Los Angeles and Iowa (tags)

The Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR)-USA and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles today, vehemently condemns the ICE raid that arrested almost 400 immigrants at the Agriprocessors Inc. in Postville, Iowa, the largest kosher slaughterhouse in the world In Los Angeles, the KFPK radio announced that the ICE raid occurred in south central LA with ICE agents loaded on 2 trucks. At least 61 immigrants from Nicaragua,Mexico and Guatemala were arrested by ICE agents. CDIR Coordinator Arturo Garcia branded the ICE raids as “anti-immigrants and “Nazi styled Gestapo raids”.

ActionLA: URGENT Fund Raising Appeals for the China's Earthquake Victims (tags)

We would like to appeal to your URGENT financial supports China's earthquake victims.

May Day 2008 International Workers Day and Immigrant Mobilization Report!! (tags)

40-pages report: May Day 2008 International Workers Day and Mobilization to Support Immigrant Rights! Reports from Around the World

Radical Marching Band startig in LA (tags)

Radical marching/Samba band starting in LA/So Cal. Come join us !

Another So.Cal Police Officer Sentenced In the wake of Rampart corruption scandal (tags)

The robbery teams usually consisted of multiple sworn police officers in uniform or displaying a official police badge, who would gain access to the residence by falsely telling any occupants that they were police officers and that they were conducting a legitimate search for drugs or drug dealers. Victims often were violently restrained, threatened or assaulted during the search.

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.

MAY DAY 08 in LA (tags)

May Day 2008, in Downtown Los Angeles

30,000 IMMIGRANTS/ WORKERS MARCH-RALLY ON MAY 1st IN LA (tags)

For the third year in a row. more or less 30,000 marchers from three major groups- the MIWON, March 25 Coalition and the April 7th Coalition for Full Immigrants Rights in Los Angeles and demand full rights and legalization for immigrants. A stop on ICE raids and deportations and to commemorate International Workers Day. The media called it “a combination of a holiday parade and party celebrations” Different media outlets and the LAPD have different estimates like a conservative estimate from as low as 7,000 from KCRW and as high as 30,000 from NPR radio. In Los Angeles, California, shouting: MAKIBAKA, HUWAG MATAKOT, LEGALISAYON, NGAYON and ANG TAO, ANG BAYAN NGAYON AY LUMALABAN. the newly formed Filipino American For Immigration Reform (FAIR) with the Pilipino Workers Center marched from Historic Filipinotown to Macarthur Park and joined 15,00 strong MIWON contingent that marched from Macarthur Park to downtown Broadway.

Venice High School Students Walk out of Class (tags)

Venice High School Students Walk out of Class, Los Angeles, May 1st, 2008

Workers/Immigrants March Rally in LA on May 1 (tags)

—For the third year in a row. more or less than 30,000 marchers from three major groups- the MIWON, March 25 Coalition and the April 7th Coalition for Full Immigrants Rights in Los Angeles and demand full rights and legalization for immigrants and to commemorate International Workers Day. The media called it “a combination of a holiday parade and party celebrations” Different media outlets have different estimates like a conservative estimate from as low as 7,000 from KCRW and as high as 30,000 from NPR radio. In Los Angeles, California the newly formed Filipino American For Immigration Reform (FAIR) with the Pilipino Workers Center marched from Historic Filipinotown to Macarthur Park and joined 15,000 strong MIWON contingent that marched from Macarthur Park to downtown Broadway.

IneQuality of Life and the Butt End of the City Budget (tags)

Mayor increases police state with the 2008-2009 Los Angeles City Budget and reduces human state.

All Out to May Day 2008 March for Immigrant Worker Rights! (tags)

On May Day 2008, National Immigrant Solidarity Network is calling for a multi-ethnic, decentralized, multi-topic and multi-tactic national day of mobilization to support immigrant workers rights.

MARCH AND RALLY FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! (tags)

MARCH AND RALLY FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! This Thursday is the May 1st International Workers' March! March with the Pilipino Contingent! Wear your Pilipino clothes and/or wear RED! TIME: Meet us at 12:00pm -1:00 PM sharp this Thursday, May 1

May Day March & United Rally for Immigrant Rights (tags)

Join pro-immigrant organizations at a May 1 march and mass rally in downtown Los Angeles to demand full rights for immigrants. The April 7 Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition, of which ANSWER is a member, is part of a united front of all major immigrant rights organizations on May 1. There will be two marches that will unite for a mass rally in downtown Los Angeles that day. One will march from downtown and the other from MacArthur Park. Both will step off at 2 pm. This united day of action is an important step for the immigrant rights movement.

FAIR –PWC Press Conference Held April 26 for LA May 1 Mass Action (tags)

In response to nationally coordinated raids conducted by Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and the pressing problems of immigration by more than 12 million immigrants including 1.5 million Filipinos in the U,S, the Filipino Americans for Immigration Reform (FAIR) and the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) held a Press Conference at the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) on April 26, 2008 in preparation for the May 1 Rally Immigrant Workers Day March-Rally in downtown Los Angeles. The FAIR press conference JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS was well attended by different immigrant rights, youth, student,World War II veterans and community advocates. Some of the speakers in the press conference were Paolo Espiritu: FAIR convemor; Aquilina Soriano Versoza: PWC Executive Director; Arturo Garcia: JFAV and AJLPP deputy coordinator :Jollene Levid: Gabriela Network organizer; Tracy Lachica Buenavista: Assistant Professor Dept. of Asian American Studies, Cal State Northridge; Carmina Ocampo: UCLA Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Associatio; Anna Sterling: UCLA Samahang Pilipino at UCLA; Nimual A. Ornillo: USC Troy Philippines president; Joel Baustita: March 25th Coalition and MIWON.

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.

Los Angeles Festival of Recovery (tags)

This event constitutes a common-ground breakthrough. Over 30 self help support group meetings, workshops and exhibits will provide information from traditional & alternative addiction recovery and mental health organizations and agencies and will be available throughout the day.

US Senate Passes Equity Bill, 96-1 (tags)

The US Senate began deliberation on S.1315 or the Filipino Veterans Equity Bill on April 22, 2008 and today, with a vote of 96-1, the bill was finally passed. This bill is generally an omnibus bill enhancing benefits to most US veterans. The provision of S.57 was partly incorporated in S. 1315 which will afford the Filipino veterans in the US to receive the same benefits as those of their US veteran counterpart. Those who are residing in the Philippines shall receive a monthly special pension of $300/month if the bill is finally signed into law. " We would like to thank the leadership of the Senators Inouye and Senator Akaka and all veterans advocates especially the youth for making it a possibility for this bill to pass. This is our long awaited desire to be recognized for all our sacrifices during World War II," said veteran leader Peping Baclig, National JFAV Coordinator..

PASS THE EQUITY BILL NOW! (tags)

Senator Gilbert Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement on the United States Senate unanimous vote to proceed with a floor debate on S. 1315, the Veterans Benefits Enhancement Act. Among other actions the bill would restore U.S. Veterans status and eligibility for Veterans Affairs (VA) disability pension benefits to Filipino Veterans serving in WW II. A final vote is expected today:

FREE MUMIA NOW! (tags)

Updated leaflet (as of 17Apr08) for the united-front protest in Los Angeles initiated by the Partisan Defense Committee and Labor Black League for Social Defense. All out on Saturday, April 26, 1 PM at the Westwood Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd.

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.

Marcha Por Zapata 2008 (tags)

Se une el pueblo otra vez para conmemorar el día infame de su asesinato con el decimocuarto marcha por Zapata en el Este de Los Angeles. Hay quince fotos.

Bataan Day Protest April 10, 2008 in Los Angeles (tags)

“Money for the Filipino Veterans, Not for the War” With these slogans scores of veterans, community advocates, youth and students signified their protest in front of the monument for the veterans of the Spanish-American War at the Westwood National Cemetery near the federal building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd. and Veterans St. yesterday, April 10 at 5:00 PM “Today, after 66 years, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) commemorate the 66th Bataan Day with a protest rally for the passage of the equity bill in the U.S. Congress.. declared Arturo P. Garcia in an interview with the media. “ If the US Congress can pass a resolution with 415 vote for a free Tibet against China, why can they not do the same with Filipino veterans?” asked Garcia. “ The equity bill has been languishing in Congress for 15 years,” “ What is wrong with Congress? Is this not a case of racism against the Filipinos and a case of China-bashing?” the AJLPP and JFAV declared.

Bataan Day Protest in LA (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 66 years, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of Filipino veterans, student, youth and community advocates announced that they will commemorate the 65th Bataan Day with a protest rally at the Westwood Federal building 11000 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles on April 10, 2008 at 5:00 P.M.. “Money for the Filipino Veterans, Not for the War” will be the slogan of JFAV, AJLPP and Samahang Pilipino at UCLA who were spearheading the rally.

VIDEO: Green Party of California - Mike Feinstein on Insider Exclusive, Los Angeles (tags)

Mike Feinstein, former Green Mayor of Santa Monica, is interviewed on"Insider Exclusive's Energy & Environmental Advisor" series in Los Angeles, on climate change, carbon taxes, true cost pricing, green building codes, regional planning, universal health care, living wages, instant run-off voting. May 12th, 2007.

Protest Against President of El Salvador (tags)

Protest Against President of El Salvador, in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 6, 2008

KPFK: Minutemen in the House (tags)

KPFK's General Manager Search Committee turned into a farce when 2 staff members, later to join the search committee, put the station at risk of a lawsuit to spread the word that they wouldn't have another Black woman and one who supports immigrants for their general manager.

Faith Based Groups Add Their Support to Prominent Union’s Platform for Change (tags)

Faith based organizations from across the country have lent their support to a California union’s fight to keep the labor movement democratic. United Healthcare Workers–West (UHW–West) is involved in a major dispute with its international union, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) over member involvement and democracy. The UHW–West Executive Board, led by President Sal Rosselli, recently ratified a Platform for Change that outlines a strategy to build a democratic, member-run union with the mission of truly improving workers’ lives. The faith based groups supporting this effort believe that UHW-West’s platform is the best way to ensure that workers have a real voice in running their unions. “The absence of individual voice leads to a dictatorship, said Archbishop Eric Tan Ong Veloso. “That is the reason we support UHW-West leaders Sal Rosselli and Administrative Vice President Jay Valencia’s principled stand for the union and its members.”

April 2008 Hollywood To The Docks (tags)

LA unions will be having a mass march from Hollywood to the LA docks to back workers who have contracts expiring this year.

FILIPINO VETERANS TO PROTEST APRIL 10 AT THE WESTWOOD FEDERAL BUILDING IN LA (tags)

Money for Filipino Veterans, Not for the War! The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) with the Alliance Philippines (AJLPP ) and Samahang Pilipino at UCLA will mark the 66th Fall of Bataan Day with a protest rally for equity and justice on April 10, 2008 at 5: 00 PM at the West wood Federal Building at the corner of Veteran and Wilshire Streets.

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.

Emergency Protest Gathers for Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Aztec dancers offered a purification ritual out front of the Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles on Friday as part of an emergency protest for Pennsylvania death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal organized by the Partisan Defense Committee. The protest was one of at least a dozen gatherings held across the country and internationally in response to the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold Mumia's guilty verdict. The verdict, issued Thursday, calls for a re-sentencing hearing.

POVevolving to Launch “POVeditions” (tags)

A curated Limited Editions Project and Website being launched Friday, March 28, 2008.

Anti-War Protest in LA (tags)

Anti-War Protest in Los Angeles, March 15, 2008

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.

Anti War Protest in Los Angeles- March 15, 2008 (tags)

Youtube of anti-war protest March 15 2008, Hollywood & Vine. 9 minutes

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.

March 15: 10,000 Protest Iraq War in Los Angeles (tags)

People in Los Angeles Join Global Day of Action to Stop the War

March 19th - Protest at Hollywood recruitment center (tags)

Wednesday, March 19, 4pm 7080 Hollywood Blvd., LA (La Brea & Hollywood)

LA vs WAR (tags)

The Los Angeles art community is uniting April 10-13, 2008 for an unmissable event: LA vs. WAR.

ALL OUT: March 15 Mass Protest in LA (tags)

Join Thousands to Protest the War on its 5th Anniversary - Stop the War NOW!

Iraq Soldiers to Testify about War Crimes at Winter Soldier (tags)

To listen to the parts of the historic Winter Soldier broadcast in Southern California, tune into Pacifica Radio's KPFK at 90.7 FM in Los Angeles and 98.7 FM in Santa Barbara. You can hear the full broadcast online at www.warcomeshome.org. The broadcast runs from 6am-4pm Pacific time (9am-7pm Eastern time) on Friday, March 14th, 6am-4pm Pacific time (9am-7pm Eastern time) on Saturday, March 15th, to 7am-1pm Pacific time (10am-4pm Eastern time) on Sunday, March 16th.

Words of warning regarding permit marches (tags)

Reasons why peace activists should not go to the permit parade in Hollywood this Saturday and instead work to create spontaneous actions in their own local community.

WOMEN CLOSE DOWNTOWN L.A. STREET; BRAVE NY STORM IN 8TH MARCH COMMEMORATION (tags)

Saturday morning, March 8th, saw police barricades going up at and traffic diverted from Olympic & Broadway Streets as hundreds of women marched in the first International Women's Day mass action in Los Angeles since 1994. Scores of students from the University of Southern California, Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach Community College, University of California Los Angeles, East Los Angeles College, Cal State Los Angeles and from the Fremont, Jordan, Belmont high schools and El Sereno Middle School joined the march against the war. "We're here to let people know that we are with women all around the world who think that the war is unjust and a waste of our government's money," said USC Social Work student Kathryn Cronin. Led by the Mariposa Alliance/GABNet, the historic gathering created a buzz in the world of the U.S. women's movement, which had tended to take March 8th for granted. Ma-Al/GABNet called for the return of International Women's Day to its historic and political context, and to use 8th March as a statement against US-led imperialist wars, notably in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Philippines.

Int. Women,s Day in LA (tags)

International Women Day in Downtown Los Angeles and Westwood, March 8, 2008.

Pesante-USA Solidarity Statement on LA International Women’s Day March (tags)

Los Angeles—The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA militantly expresses it solidarity with the International Women’s March led by the MARIPOSA Alliance and Gabriela Network in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 8. The Los Angeles March 8th Against the War march will start on Saturday, AM, March 8 at the corner of Olympic and Broadway and end at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles. There will be another march in New York on the same day. We in the Pesante USA also commemorate the first women’s march in the United States was held exactly one hundred years ago. Also on March 8. 1971,we remember, the first women’s march was held for the first time in the in the Philippines. It was led by MAKIBAKA before martial law.

JFAV Supports LA International Women’s Day March 8th Against the War (tags)

Money for Filipino Veterans, Not For the War! With this as the battle cry, the Justice For Filipino Veterans (JFAV) militantly supports and joins the International Women’s Day March led by the MARIPOSA Alliance and Gabriela Network in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 8. The International Women’s Day Los Angeles March 8th Against the War will start on Saturday, at 10:30 AM, March 8 at the corner of Olympic and Broadway and end at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles.

STAR WARS PROTEST: Vandenberg Air Force Base (tags)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CA: On the 25th anniversary of the ICBM program at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, activists gathered to march and rally in support of nuclear disarmament in outer space.

ActivistVideo.org: New Video Sharing Site for Social Activism! Looking For Videos! (tags)

A powerful new free video-sharing site for activist communities! We're Looking for powerful, activist and social justice independent videos Submissions!

Press Conference Tomorrow: Free the Black Riders (tags)

Press Conference Tomorrow: Free the Black Riders **FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

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!

NEW YORK TO LA: THE FIGHT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION (tags)

NEW YORK TO LA: THE FIGHT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION Anti-Gentrification Events Throughout LA 3/3-3/9/08

The Reflecting Pool (tags)

A narrative film challenging the official story of 9/11 premiered in Los Angeles in January and continues to show on weekends, including President's Day. This film is a damning look at the media's coverage of 9/11, propaganda, and a piercing look at the complex search for truth.

"Gay Marine Porn Star" Returns to L.A. Area (tags)

Rich Merritt, whose book "Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star" caused a stir whe it was published in 2005, will be returning to the Los Angeles area Tuesday, February 12. 7:30 p.m., when he appears at A Different Light Bookstore, 8853 Santa Monica Blv’d., to promote his new novel, "Code of Conduct." Set in the early 1990's, the book is about what happened to Gays in the U.S. military when President Bill Clinton promised to end the ban on Queers in the U.S. military — and then reneged in the face of massive political pressure and agreed to the so-called "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

FILIPINO VETERANS ALL SET TO MARK 62nd YEAR OF THE RESCISSION ACT IN LA (tags)

No Justice, No Peace! The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) veterans council composed of different Filipino World War II veterans groups held a meeting to prepare for the 62nd year of the Rescission Act on February 18, 2008. Prominent veteran leaders attended the council meeting last February 9. Among those who attended were Franco Arcebal of ACFV; Jack Vergara of Society of Guerillas and Scout Inc.(SGSI); Ramon Lladoc of Veterans Center of the Philippines; Eugene Mondok of United Filipino American veterans(UFAV); Peping Baclig and Nick Gadia of JFAV and Arturo Garcia of People’s CORE.

UPDATE: LA Eco Village (tags)

LA Eco Village Update

Fire damages UCLA scientist's house (tags)

Press Officer Jerry Vlasak, MD states: "London's research is a colossal waste of taxpayer money, and soliciting money from industry groups to study their retail products is considered unethical by most physicians interested in research that might help their patients."

FILIPINO COMMUNITY MARKS 62nd YEAR OF THE RESCISSION ACT (tags)

REMEMBER THE RESCISSION ACT! The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) an alliance of veterans, community, youth, students and other groups will hold a two-day event recognizing the contributions of Filipino veterans of WWII, as well as the injustices they continue to endure. On February 18, 1946, 672 years ago, the 79th US Congress passed the infamous Rescission Act that removed the recognition to 250,000 Filipino American veterans who served during the Second World War. The first event called JFAV EDUCATION AND ACTION FORUM will be held on February 18 from 9:00 to 2:00 PM at the Lake St. Park Community Center . The forum seeks to study more about the Filipino Veteran's Struggle and strategize ways to gain justice and equity in 2008 The second mass action will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 from 8 AM to 12 PM. Called the MARCH FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE, the JFAV is calling on everyone join in calling for full recognition, benefits, and family reunification for Filipino Veterans.

"Migrant March III" Marches Through Los Angeles (tags)

Enrique Morones launches new caravan movement to raise awareness of humanitarian tragedies along the US-Mexico border.

Hundreds Attend Anti-War Protest & Picket in Hollywood , January 31. (tags)

Shouting “: CLINTON ,OBAMA YOU WILL SEE, THE IRAQI PEOPLE WILL BE FREE!” Hundreds of activists ralled outside the Kodak Theatre 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles last January 31,2008 Also shouting and holding banners that said: End the war and occupation now! All U.S. and foreign troops out of Iraq immediately! Money for jobs, housing, education, health care - not for racist war! the rallyist braved the cold weather and stayed up to 7:30 in the evening even after the debates..

Free the Cuba Five Billboard in LA Unveiled, February 1, 2008 (tags)

The Free The Cuban Five Billboard along the busy Hollywood Blvd. and Bronson St. was unveiled with a press conference attended by scores of solidarity activists last February 1, 2008. Speakers at the press conference includes Jim Lafferty, Executive Director of the National Lawyers League-Los Angeles Chapter; Blasé Bonpane, Executive Director, Office of the Americas; Gloria La Riva, National Coordinator of Free the Cuba Five; Sheila Esguerra of ANSWER –LA and Arturo P.Garcia of the Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP). Ian Thompson of ANSWER-LA acted as the emcee. For more information about the Free the Cuban Five see www.freethefive.org

MONDAY PROTEST for Rent Control (tags)

Tenants and Activists protest at City Hall against Slumlords, Gentrification- Call on Councilman Eric Garcetti to defend Rent Control

Billboard on Cuban Five to Appear on Hollywood Boulevard (tags)

A new billboard to raise awareness of the case of the Cuban Five will soon be erected on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.

Thur Night: Iraq Vets Invite Antiwar Activists to Protest Outside Dem Debate (tags)

Join Iraq Veterans Against the War and Military Families Speak Out The World will be Watching.... Help Make the Anti-war Voice Heard... The War Is Still The Issue: Protest Outside the CNN-Politico-LA Times Democratic Debate WHEN: Thurs. Jan 31- 5pm- 7pm WHERE: Outside the Democratic CNN-Politico-LA Times Presidential Debate in Hollywood at the Kodak Theatre 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028 (At Hollywood & Highland Metro Red Line stop)

JUSTICE FOR FILIPINO AMERICAN VETERANS HOST ACTION FORUM LAST JANUARY 24-25 in LA and CA (tags)

Despite the stormy weather, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), in conjunction with the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans (ACFV), Peoples CORE and Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA), held a community action forum last Thursday, January 24, 2008, at 6:00 PM, The Forum was held at SIPA’s community room. It was attended by a fairly good size crowd of veterans, students and community advocates.Veterans groups like Society of Guerillas and Sc outs (SGSI), United Filipino American Veterans (UFAV) and the Veterans Federation of the Philippines(VFP) , lobbyists, organizers, and other supporters was present They were updated by ACFV Executive Director Eric Lachica, JFAV Coordinator Al P. Garcia and Franco Arcebal on the current progress of campaign efforts and relevant legislative bills in the continued pursuit of recognition of the Veterans sacrifices in World War II.

"The Best of Mexico & USA" Concert (tags)

Santa Cecilia Orchestra under the baton of Music Director/Conductor Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega will perform an orchestra concert at Occidental College, Thorne Hall, Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.

Anti-War Protest (tags)

Democrats just another pro-war party

LA Mayor's Chief Of Staff Visited by Animal Liberation Front (tags)

LA Mayor's Chief Of Staff Visited by Animal Liberation Front; Robin Kramer Urged by Underground Group to Implement No Kill Policies at 6 Los Angeles Animal Shelters

ICE/Migra on High School campus in LA!! PROTEST!! (tags)

ICE is staking out SCHOOLS.

MLK Parade in LA (tags)

Martin Luther King Parade in Los Angeles, January 21, 2008

Laguna Beach Contractor Sued By State For Employee Rip-off (tags)

According to the AG “Interwall employed a sophisticated and heartless scheme, involving multiple businesses, to cheat its employees out of overtime and mandatory break periods

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.

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

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 Joins Activists Planning Impeachment/Pro-Peace Protest at Rose Parade (tags)

JOIN CINDY SHEEHAN AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ACTIVISTS ON-SITE AT THE PASADENA 2008 ROSE PARADE NEW YEAR'S DAY! CALLING FOR AN END TO THE IRAQ WAR AND IMPEACHING CHENEY AND BUSH BEFORE THEY BOMB IRAN. UPHOLD YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS! JOIN OUR VISIBILITY AND OUTREACH ACTIONS.

Support the Black Riders Three (tags)

The LAPD are targeting BLRP leaders and have framed them up with assault weapons charges. ARA LA asserts that this is due to their organizing to educate people about the San Francisco Eight case.

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”.

The Eagle Rock Vigil Enters its Sixth Year (tags)

Reflections, a retrospective, and a (mostly-accurate) list of film screenings at Flor y Canto from 2003-2005.

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.")

Tenants give slumlord coal (tags)

After the retaliation that tenants have been subjected to at 4225 Lockwood the tenants are presenting slumlord with coal. For a year long struggle Campaign for Renters Rights have won gains from against slumlord Alfredo Alvarado. Once apartment infested roaches have been fumigated, homes painted and decade long repairs have been fixed. Now...all of a sudden... the landlord is trying served three tenants with a " 3 Day Pay or Quit" which means you have three days to do what I say or I evict you. This is retaliation and intimidation for mostly Spanish speaking only families and women are his primary targets. Please join with tenants, activists and community members for the Lockwood Campaign for Renters Rights! Met us at 2819 W. Temple in Los Angeles in front of A&B Auto Parts. Meet at 12:30pm for the rally. "Santa" will present Alfredo Alvarado with a stocking full of coal. If you have any questions contact us at (310) 404-6729

Los Angeles is Expensive (tags)

What's it cost to live okay in LA?

EPCC and JFAV Marks 66th Pearl Harbor Day in Los Angeles (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles Chair Arturo P. Garcia and the Justice For Filipino Veterans (JFAV) leader Faustino Baclig vehemently condemn the US Congress most especially the Republican party for opposing the veterans equity bills that resulted for its no-passage this year. “This is the most blatant form of racism and discrimination. For more than sixty-one years the veterans continued to be treated as second-class American veterans. They continued to be denied the rights and the privileges that should be accorded to them as American World War II veterans” Garcia exclaimed.

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.

Peter Camejo & Nativo Lopez Support Donna Warren & John Wegner for KPFK Board (tags)

It is regretable that some Greens have attempted to bring internal Green Party conflicts into the KPFK election. It is unfortunate enough that our party has such problems, without having Green Party members bringing our internal disputes into an election as important as the election to the KPFK board.

VOTE FOR WARREN AND WENGER FOR KPFK BOARD (tags)

Supporters of Donna Warren and John Wenger for KPFK Board Reply to Swiftboating Attack on their Candidacies

AJLPP Demand Stop the Deportation of the Servano Couple (tags)

The Alliance For Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) national coordinator Mario Santos express its utmost militant demand that the Department of Homeland Security heed the call of the American and Filipino peoples not to deport the Servano Couple now undergoing deportation proceedings. The AJLPP National Coordinator Mario Santos expressed solidarity with the calls of the Coalition in Defense of immigrant Right (CDIR) and the Justice for Filipino American Veterans(JFAV),both Los Angeles based organizations and many other groups,individuals and important personalities to stop the deportation of the Servano couple and let the Servanos to stay as American citizens.

JFAV SUPPORTS SERVANO FAMILY NOT TO BE DEPORTED (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) declares its unequivocal support for the Filipino couple Dr.Pedro Servano and his wife,Salvacion Capistrano not to be deported. The JFAV Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia noted that Dr,Servano is a prominent family physician in Selinsgrove, an underserved area of Pennsylvania. Salvacion,was petitioned by a Filipino veteran – Bataan defender and death march survivor,who passed away in 2006. JFAV also pointed out that the couple have stayed in the U.S, for the last 25 years and have four grown children. The JFAV, an alliance of World War II veterans, advocates, students and youth in California said that the latest decision not to detain them or deport them was a step in the right direction.

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.

KPFK / Uprising Radio: Journalists Decry Racism in Media Coverage of Mumia (tags)

This morning (Thurs, Nov.29), the Pacifica Radio/KPFK Los Angeles show "Uprising Radio" spotlighted the recent media-activist campaign focusing on the Dec.6 NBC Today Show. Pam Africa of ICFFMAJ has a scheduled telephone conference with The Today Show on Friday, so people are urged to please take a minute and contact The Today Show to express support.

SAVE THE PEAKS CALL FOR SUPPORT! - Legal Battle to Protect Sacred Site Comes to Pasadena (tags)

The San Francisco Peaks are a unique mountain ecosystem which are managed as public lands in Northern Arizona. The Peaks are held Holy by more than 13 Indigenous Nations. A small ski area is threatening expansion and attempting to make fake snow from treated sewage effluent filled with harmful contaminants. A coalition of tribes and environmental groups have unified to prevent the environmental destruction, community health hazards and extreme desecration that would be caused by the proposed development. Although the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the ski area plan, the case will be reheard in Pasadena on December 11th, 2007.

Response to Lila Garrett (tags)

My response to Lila Garret's "HAIL to the Jews"

The Fires of Class (tags)

An analysis of how the recent fires in Los Angeles and San Diego counties demonstrates how much America has given up even lip service to the notion that "all men are created equal" and how this nation has evolved into an aristocratic society that judges people's intrinsic worth based on their wealth.

KPFK and Pacifica Need Good Governance (tags)

Can a "Clean Slate" of candidates for the KPFK Local Station Board rescue the station and the Pacifica Network from internal turmoil, legal challenges and financial collapse?

LA School District Not Paying Salaries (tags)

For 11 months now, some 48,000 to 78,000 employees of the Los Angeles School District have not been paid due to computer problems. This is sufficient grounds for a strike, despite the lies of the school district. The school district has breached the labor contract with the teachers and all other school employees and thus all the labor contracts have ended, making a strike legal.

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 .

Rev. Billy's anti-consumer society campaign (tags)

Help anti-consumerism hero, Rev. Billy get his special message into theaters this Christmas! His film "What Would Jesus Buy?" previews in CA theaters soon.

Jeremy Scahill: Blackwater's loopholes (tags)

REMINDER: Jeremy Scahill, will be speaking in the Los Angeles area, at the United Teachers of LA, 3303 W. Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, at 7:00 pm on Friday, Nov. 16th and at the First Unitarian Church of Studio City, 12355 Moorpark, Studio City, CA at 7:00 pm on Saturday, Nov. 17th, each with author Dahr Jamail, Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq. For more information call: 213-309-2713.

COP WATCH L.A ALERT SYSTEM (tags)

Cop Watch L.A alert system.

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.

WGA Picketing Locations and Schedule (tags)

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

NOV. 10 SOCIALISM CONFERENCE IN LA (tags)

This Saturday, join us for a Regional Socialism Conference in Los Angeles. There will be workshops, speakers and discussion on building a movement for revolutionary change in the United States.

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.

Anti-War March in Los Angeles (tags)

Anti-War March in Los Angeles, Saturday, October 27, 2007

Los Angeles "End the War Now" Rally Oct 27th: (tags)

Los Angeles "End the War Now" Rally Oct 27th: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFDvzXNogKc Check out the latest linked added to the following URL: http://NEOCONZIONISTTHREAT.BLOGSPOT.COM

October 27 peace march in Los Angeles (tags)

October 27 peace march in Los Angeles

October 27: Los Angeles March, Rally & Die-In (tags)

Hit the Streets to End the War Now! LA Protest Part of National Day of Action

Oct 27 LA Peace March: Fund Human Needs Not Private Greed (tags)

The horrifying fires we have all witnessed in Southern California are a direct result of stealing our tax dollars from all social services at home and giving them to the war machine. Please turn your grief into action and join the October 27 peace march in Los Angeles at 12 Noon from Olympic & Broadway and March to downtown federal building.

Oct. 22nd March Against Police Brutality (tags)

Some pics from O22

Against Police Brutality, March and Rally (tags)

October 22, 2007, Los Angeles, National day of protest to stop police brutality

5th Annual Noche de Altares (tags)

Press Release for 5th Annual Noche de Altares - Santa Ana, CA

48 Hour Health Care Vigil Downtown (tags)

It's Our Healthcare is protesting the Governor's veto of AB 8 and his proposed "health care" plan.

Miss Bienestar 2007 (tags)

Every year Bienestar Human Services, inc. hosts a pageant to empower the Latina Transgender community.

kpfk local station board elections (tags)

i'm running for local station board. & looking for your support!

LA COUNTY FOSTER CHILDREN SPEAK OUT!! (tags)

CSULA MSW seeks Adults who were in LA County Foster care a minimum of 12 months during the years 1968-1998 to share their lived experiences and offer opinions on how current LA County foster children can be better served.

Right Attitude and Right Conduct : A talk by His Eminence Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche (tags)

The Los Angeles Shambhala Meditation Center will present a public talk by Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche, known as a highly realized being in the Buddhist community, or a Tulku. The eminent lama will explore the question, “We are all trying to do the right thing, but how do we know what’s really right? “

Los Angeles Becomes The Largest City in the Country to oppose the Iraq War (tags)

End The War LA, Code Pink, Iraq Veterans Against the War and others, call for a mass convergence at city hall at 9:15AM, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH at Los Angeles City hall to put pressure on our elected officials to pass an historic anti-war resolution.

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.

Ms Coco Peru's One Woman Show "Ugly Coco" (tags)

The world premiere of "Ugly Coco" on October 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20st, and 21st.

Microbicides & HIV/AIDS (tags)

Making a Difference What you Can Do To Fight The Spread Of HIV/AIDS?

Help ANSWER with Oct. 27 Mass (tags)

Come this Tuesday to Build Oct. 27 in Los Angeles Organize to End the War on Iraq

September-October 2007 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly Digest (tags)

National Immigrant Solidarity Network No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

Sept. 20: Protests Around the Country in Support of the Jena 6 (tags)

Watts, Los Angeles Locke High School Students Walk Out in Support of the Jena 6

Join Robina Suwol at Western U.S. Pollution Prevention Conference (tags)

The Bahia Hotel, San Diego, California - October 23-25

FREE The Jena 6 Rally TODAY 4pm-7pm in Leimert Park (tags)

FREE The Jena 6 Rally TODAY Thursday 09.20.07 4pm-7pm in Leimert Park (Crenshaw/43rd St .) Los Angeles, CA 90008

Defend Your Right to Resist U.S. War (tags)

Federal authorities have arbitrarily denied permits for the tent-city encampment permits. The political nature of this denial is obvious and should not be tolerated by the anti-war and social justice movement here in Los Angeles or anywhere in the nation.

Immigrant Groups Launch Boycott against Western Union (tags)

Immigrant groups launch boycott against Western Union. Press conference and rally in Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 10, 2007. For more info: http://www.boycottwesternunion.net Thanks to Sylvester Rivers from KPFK Los Angeles for the great report!

COP WATCH L.A BENEFIT SHOW / SHERMAN AUSTIN ALBUM RELEASE! (tags)

Cop Watch L.A benefit and Sherman Austin album release. Support all political prisoners!

Front Against the Raids to Denounce the L. A. U. S. D. for Checkpoints (tags)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 5:30 P.M. Press Conference at 28th Street Elementary School, 2807 STANFORD AVE LOS ANGELES, CA 90011 South Los Angeles

RALLY AUG.30 at 6;00 PM at Phil Consulate General (tags)

CALL TO ACTION: In Los Angeles, join AJLPP for the emergency mobilization to demand the release of Jose Maria Sison and call for the resumption of the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations Thursday, 8/30/07, at 6:00 pm at the Philippine Consulate: 3600 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010. If you have questions, please call (213) 241-0906.

A United Rally for Immigrant Rights and Elvira Arellano in Los Angeles August 25, 2007 (tags)

Despite the hot and humid weather and a lethargic start because of the sound system , thousands of immigrants, advocates and anti-war protestors brought out a united front for Elvira Arellano and immigrant rights. The protestors marched down the Olympic/Broadway road, snaked through 2nd street and Los Angeles street and ended at the intersection of Temple and Los Angeles Streets to protest the unjust deportation of Elvira Arellano and for full rights for all immigrants. The protestors massed early at the Olympic intersection as early as 10:00 AM and started late around 12;45 PM. The 4,000 to 5,000 strong march/rally was led by “We Are All Elvira and Saulito Coalition” led by the April 7 Coalition composed of Hermanidad Mexicana Nacional and the Latino Movement USA led by Juan Jose Gutierrez, Raul Murillo, Angelina Corona and the ANSWER-LA: the March 25 Coalition led by Javier Rodriguez; CHIRLA led by Angelica Salas and the CARACEN.

Protest Against Pete Wilson Statue (tags)

A united coalition of San Diego and Los Angeles activists protested the dedication of a statue honoring ex-governor and supporter of Proposition 187, Pete Wilson.

Issue 5 of LA's Journal of Aesthetics & Protest out (tags)

Los Angeles based Journal of Aesthetics and Protest releases its fifth issue.

SAME LAST NAME, A DIFFERENT ICE VICTIM (tags)

Vigil for another woman named "Arellano". This one transgender, died in ICE custody. Protest her murder tonite @ LA Fed. Bldg. 6-9 pm. Monday August 27 -: 6:00 to 9:00 PM 300 N. Los Angeles St

Judas Durazo hands over Elvira Arellano Bush’s ICE (tags)

Mayday Defense Committee

Talking Impeachment to Los Angeles City Council (tags)

LANIC (Los Angeles National Impeachment Center) & PDLA (Progressive Dems of LA) strike again @ High Noon in Los Angeles. On Aug 17th a contingent of approximately 45 concerned citizens of LA went to the Los Angeles City Hall.

SAME LAST NAME, A DIFFERENT ICE VICTIM (tags)

Another woman named "Arellano". This one transgender, died in ICE custody. Protest her murder tonite @ LA Fed. Bldg. 6-9 pm.

8/20: Latest - Elvira Arellano Deported... (tags)

In a sad and shameful ending, according to the latest report, Elvira Arellano was deported to Mexico just few hours after her arrest by ICE agents at downtown Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon (8/19).

7/19 Emergency Alert! Immig Activist Elvira Arellano Arrested in Los Angeles! (tags)

Elvira Arellano, who, with her son Saul, has become a national symbol of the destruction of families by federal policy, was taken into immigration custody today in Los Angeles. What follows is a call for a nationwide protest and vigil in downtown LA and phone calls to ICE.

8/19 Emergency Alert! Immig Activist Elvira Arellano Arrested in Los Angeles! (tags)

Emergency Alert! Immigrant Activist Elvira Arellano Arrested in Los Angeles! Your URGENT Support is Needed!

Members of Black Riders Liberation Party arrested this week- They need support (tags)

At least six members of the Black Riders Liberation Party, including its leader T.A.C.O. (Take All Capitalists Out), and sisters Aryana, Nadia and Isabel, also important leaders of the party, plus one child, were arrested yesterday in two separate raids...

Gnomes, Smiley Faces and the LA Gay Debate (tags)

I attended the televised Democratic debate in Los Angeles, which focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues. The evening’s theme was about moving towards a necessary equality

Friday 8/17 L.A. City Council to Address Resolution to Impeach Bush and Cheney (tags)

Bill Rosendahl of the city council has proposed a resolution calling for the Impeachment of Bush and Cheney. Activists plan attend to demonstrate support for impeachment.

Workers' Rights Violated by One of L.A.'s Largest Real Estate Developers (tags)

Lawsuit Filed Against Thomas Gilmore and Associates

LA City Council to Consider Bush Impeachment Resolution this Friday (tags)

A rally at the L.A. city council will take place this Friday, August 17th, at 9:30 a.m. at L. A. City Hall near Temple & Main downtown. The council could pass a resolution to impeach Bush and Cheney if we show support.

$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.

Attorney requests delay for Acosta case (tags)

They're trying to criminalize Mr. Acosta's speech," said Belinda Escobosa Helzer, an ACLU attorney representing him. "It's very unusual that they would decide to bring criminal charges for a person exercising their 1st Amendment right at an open City Council meeting."

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.

The Daily Pilot (tags)

"They're trying to criminalize Mr. Acosta's speech," said Belinda Escobosa Helzer, an ACLU attorney representing him. "It's very unusual that they would decide to bring criminal charges for a person exercising their 1st Amendment right at an open City Council meeting."

Vote Green in 37th CD Special Election August 21st (tags)

Green Party candidate Daniel Brezenoff in August 21st CD Special Election

EMERGENCY MOBILIZATION, AUGUST 13, 2007 (tags)

THE ALLIANCE-PHILIPPINES (AJLPP) CALLS ON ALL ITS MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS TO MOBILIZE AND SUPPORT GABRIELA AND OTHER FILIPINO AMERICAN ACTIVIST WHO ARE NOW IN THE PHILIPPINES WHO ARE BEING HARASSED BY THE US-ARROYO REGIME BY PLACING THEM ON THEIR " WATCH LIST". WE MUST MOBILIZE ON MONDAY, AUG 13 AT 5:00 PM AT THE PHILIPPINE CONSULATE AT 3600 WILSHIRE BLVD. LOS ANGELES.

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

Protest anti-LGBT hater TODAY in WEHO (tags)

Fred Phelps, best-known for his "God Hates Fags" , demos is coming to town on Saturday (today!) to "conduct an outdoor religious service in fag-ridden Los Angeles." at the intersection of Santa Monica and San Vicente for 3 hours, starting at 1:30 on Saturday TODAY AUGUST 11

FILIPINO VETERANS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS CONDEMN HARRASMENT OF US-BASED GABRIELA NETWORK LEA (tags)

Different Filipino World War II veterans and community organizations in Los Angeles today condemned the harassment perpetrated by the Philippine authorities against GABRIELA Network (GABNet) USA National Chairperson Dr. Annalisa Enrile. Dr. Enrile was barred from boarding her return flight to the United States. This act of harassment occurred on the culminating day of the 10th bi-annual Women’s International Solidarity Affair in the Philippines, a conference that draws hundreds of women from all over the globe and covers issues such as sex trafficking and other international human right violations. The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), the Society of Guerillas and Scouts Inc (SGSI) and other community organizations like the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC), Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA and other groups were outraged by the violations of Dr. Enrile’s rights.

Military Families occupy Rep. Sanchez's office (tags)

A group of Military Families, vererans and supporters was arrested this morning at Congresswomen Loretta Sanchez's office after an overnight stay in her office.

New “Surge” For Immigrant Rights in the Senate in the Offing? (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) warmly welcomes the statement of Senator Alan Specter, ranking Republican supporter of immigration reform that he and six other lawmakers are ready to reopen and start the debate on immigration reform when the Senate opens September. In an interview with CNN today, August 7 at 2:00AM with anti-immigrant anchor Lou Dobbs, Specter laments that the comprehensive immigration reform act was not passed in the Senate this year. He said he was hopeful that the debates will rekindle the interest and will make the lawmakers informed about the need to pass this law.

PEOPLE’S CORE/ JFAV PARTICIPATES IN SUCCESSFUL 5K RUN AND FILIPINOTOWN FESTIVAL AUG.4- 5 (tags)

The People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) and the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) composed of Filipino World War II veterans and their advocates, ardently participates in the first Rotary Club of Historic Filipino 5 Kilometer Run Walk last August 5. The activities was capped by a 5-kilometer run on Sunday Aug.5 More than 400 runners and walkers participated on the event. City Council Member Wendy Gruel awarded the winners of the 5K Run/Walk chaired by Rotarian Donny Joaquin, the 5K Run/Walk Race Director. More than 20 veterans and youth acted as watchers along the route of the 5K run from Burlington/ Court street to Commonwealth/2nd Streets back to the finish line.

Tom Hayden receives first-ever Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award (tags)

Tom Hayden receives first-ever Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award

Fair Housing and Homeownership Rights (tags)

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is now conducting presentations on fair housing and home ownership rights.

JFAV Pursue Lobbying for Equity Bills,Filipino Vets Win Commitments on Capitol Hill (tags)

Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV )Filipino World War II veterans and their advocates, energized by recent victories and their lobbyist Washington based the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans recently visited Capitol Hill (July 26-27) and thanked their Senators, House members and legislative staff for the progress on their equity pension and family bills. On Thursday evening, the ACFV leaders with JFAV veterans leaders led by Commanders Franco Arcebal,Peping Baclig and Nick Gadia commemorated the the 66th anniversary of the 1941 Military Order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt drafting Philippine Commonwealth soldiers into U.S. armed service.

The 'Choose Black America' Anti-Immigration Ploy: Is Ted Hayes the New Ward Connerly? (tags)

"like Ward Connerly before him, Hayes has been bought and sold to the anti-immigration forces as 'the Blackface' in the movement"

Tom Hayden is given the Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award (tags)

The New York Times book review has said; Hayden is "the single greatest figure of the 1960s student movement.”; Nicholas Lemann, national correspondent of The Atlantic has written "Tom Hayden changed America"; Forty years later he was described as "the conscience of the Senate" by the political columnist of the Sacramento Bee; When he retired in 2000 after eighteen years, including chairing the committees on higher education, labor and environment, he received the longest farewell of any legislator in memory, according to the Los Angeles Times; "His journey is our journey through the tumultuous and disillusioning decades, He is our Everyman, he is us." – Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Chiefs of Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments make bold new changes (tags)

Heads of Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments make bold new changes in hopes of reducing reported crime and fires

ted hayes returns to crime scene (tags)

ted hayes has new permit for crenshaw/leimert march

Fri 07/27 Protest DEA closure of Cannabis Clubs (tags)

come protest the DEA raiding cannabis clubs across Los Angeles

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.

White Anti-Racism and Its Relevance to the Social Justice Community of Los Angeles (tags)

We will be exploring... - How AWARE-LA can be a resource for you or your organization - Local and National anti-racist organizing in white communities - Artistic resistance and anti-racist practice within the progressive arts community

Memorial Service for Ferd Eggan (tags)

Ferd Eggan, writer, activist, revolutionary, died 07/07/07 of liver cancer related to AIDS.

Indymedia On Air - July 9, 2007, Part 2 (tags)

The lives of transgender people in Los Angeles

Indymedia On Air - July 9, 2007, Part 1 (tags)

The lives of transgender people in Los Angeles

Video: Rep. Maxine Waters Inaugurates L.A. National Impeachment Center (tags)

Collaboration between passionate Greens and engaged Progressive Democrats -- Rep. Maxine Waters announced to all major media covering a press conference that, "Westside Greens, Progressive Democrats, Los Angeles Greens and the Santa Monica Democratic Club are to be lauded for this historic effort" in launching the Los Angeles National Impeachment Center (LANIC).

VENCEREMOS BRIGADE & PASTORS FOR PEACE SEND OFF (tags)

Bay Area Brigadistas and Pastors Caravanistas Send off Sunday July 8th !

ICE: The New Gestapo Terrorizing our Brown Communities? (tags)

This report details some of the last couple weeks of raids in Orange County, but also shares extensive details about ICE agency, their Memorandum of Agreement with Orange County, and other investigative findings.

Los Angeles Moves to Forefront of National Impeachment Movement (tags)

Leaders of the Westside Greens, the Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Greens, and the Santa Monica Democratic Club have established the Impeachment Center to provide a facility for phonebanking, letterwriting, and the distribution of lawn signs, bumper stickers and a full range of impeachment action items and related literature.

7/10 Tuesday, Film Showing Party: "Reel Bad Arabs" "Sentenced Home" At (tags)

Film Showing Party: "Reel Bad Arabs" "Sentenced Home" Benefits for ActionLA and National Immigrant Solidarity Network

People’s CORE YMAP SCREENING OF YOUTH VIDEO DOCUMENTARIES, JUNE 29 in L.A (tags)

People's C.O.R.E. (Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment) Youth Media Arts Project (YMAP) will be holding “Scene on the Screen”, a youth-initiated and produced video documentary screening. This will take place on June 29, 2007 7:30 pm at Lake St. Park, 227 N. Lake St. Los Angeles, CA 90026. YMAP’s program provides technical training in the art of video documentary production. Students have gained the knowledge and skills to produce their own video documentaries covering community issues. It is a training using up-to-date industry standard technology and professional level equipment.

Again, Let the Immigration Debates Commence (tags)

Now that the Immigration Overhaul /Reform Bill or S.B. 1639 is being debated in the Senate, much emotions had been invested in the debate and a lot of sparks have flew and have lighted the dark night of the long wait. The LA Times today, June 26 hit the issue on the head: “ Conservatives continue to brand the legalization plan as amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants they say should be forced to go home. Religious groups have decried the weakened emphasis on family immigration. Immigrant-rights groups complain that temporary workers can never become citizens.

Hollywood Nican Tlaca Rights March (tags)

Thousands of Nican Tlaca (Indigenous People) march to demand full rights. LAPD issues flyers stating "Full Rights For Immigrants". Mexica Movement also protests Disney's El Capitan Theater for racist hate radio and bomb threat against Mexican/Central American community.

TAGUMPAY ANG MARTSA-RALI PARA SA MGA MIGRANTE SA LA! (tags)

Tagumpay ang martsa at demonstrasyon nitong Linggo, Hunyo 24, 2007 sa Hollywood and Vine sa Los Angeles. May 15,000 imigrante at kanilang gma tagapgtaguyod ang aktibong lumahok sa martsa-rali na tinawag ng April 7 Coalition.Hermanidad at ANSWER-LA. Bingo nila ang nais ng mga naghaharing uri na sila ang magdesisyon kung ano ang kapalaran ng 12 millyong migrante at manggagawang walang papeles na tinatwag nilang “ilegal’ dito sa Amerika.

June 24 March-Rally For Immigrants Rights in LA - A Success (tags)

More than 15,000 immigrants and advocates militantly but peacefully marched last Sunday, June 24 in Hollywood to express their sentiments on the ongoing immigrant rights bill in the U.S Congress. Despite the anti-Minutemen rally in south central LA earlier Saturday, threats of ICE raids against immigrants, the oppressive heat and the watchful presence of hundreds of police and county deputies, the more than an hour immigrant rights march occupied more than six blocks from Sunset Street to the rally site at Highland Street in Los Angeles. The April 7 Coalition that led the more than 50,000 mobilization in Los Angeles includes the Latino Movement USA, Hermanidad Mexican National, the ANSWER Coalition and the Coalition in Defense of immigrant Rights (CDIR) and People’s CORE, Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC), UTLA and COFEM led this march rally. Other groups that participated in the march rally were AJLPP, KmB, Gabriela, CHIRLA, Comite Pro Uno, Dream Act Students Coalition, Imigrantes Unid

More than 15,000 Immigrants March-Rallied June 24 (tags)

More than 15,000 immigrants and advocates militantly but peacefully marched last Sunday, June 24 in Hollywood to express their sentiments on the ongoing immigrant rights bill in the U.S Congress. Despite the oppressive heat and under the watchful eyes of hundreds of full armed police and county deputies, the more than an hour immigrant rights march occupied more than six blocks from Sunset Street to the rally site at Highland Street in Los Angeles. Although the march-rally was smaller than the earlier marches and rallies that numbered in tens of thousands, that saw police repression and threats of deportations and raids , immigrants and their advocates marched in militant, peaceful and festive mood

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.

Video: Santa Monica Impeachment Rally, June 19 (tags)

A growing coalition of Los Angeles Peace Groups including the Green Party of Caifornia and Progressive Democrats came together on June 19, 2007 to call on the Santa Monica City Council to pass an impeachment resolution. Over 90 people participated in the pro-Impeachment rally.

June 24 March and Rally in Los Angeles (tags)

Support the Immigrant Rights Movement June 24 March and Rally in Los Angeles Full Rights for All Immigrants! Legalization Now!

AJLPP-USA Mobilizes for June 24 Full Rights for All Immigrants March and Rally in Los Ange (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines(AJLPP)-USA and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) will mobilize upcoming June 24 Immigrant Rights March-Rally in Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles. The June 24th Hollywood march-rally will also demand a stop to the increase on exorbitant fees on citizenship and other documents for immigrants to be implemented by the DHS this July 30, 2007. As the hopes for the proposed compromise bill on “Border Protection and Immigration Bill” also known as the “grand bargain” flickered, mass actions should be the order of the day.. The racist conservatives in the Lower House has just filed the “Border Protection First “ bill that elucidates their racist- anti immigrant bias

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa closes City animal shelters (tags)

In astounding news earlier this week the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services announced that they are basically closing the shelter doors to owner relinquished animals. Their rationale behind this move as per Ed Boks the General Manager is to "fine tune" "the population during the annual spring/summer crush of neonatal turn-ins." Read that, "we have no more room because we've been warehousing animals all year to keep our euthanasia rate artificially low to try to make me look good."

LA City Council Honors Ferd Eggan (tags)

You are invited to join the Los Angeles City Council in honoring HIV/AIDS Prevention Leader, Ferd Eggan.

LA City Council reaffirms Special Order 40 (tags)

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council took a moment to address a "small" matter buried on its agenda. It reaffirmed the City's commitment to Special Order 40.

The South Central Farmers: No derrotados! (tags)

The Farm, the Farmers, their supporters and a new promise.

Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Mobilizes for June 24 Full Rights for All Immigrants (tags)

The AJLPP and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council will mobilize upcoming June 24 Immigrant Rights March-Rally in Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles. The June 24th Hollywood march-rally will also demand a stop to the increase on exorbitant fees on citizenship and other documents for immigrants to be implemented by the DHS this July 30, 2007. The proposed compromise bill on “Border Protection and Immigration Bill” also known as the “grand bargain” supported by the White House fell flat last week and was rejected by the conservatives in the Senate. The debate on the bill was not stopped by a narrow margin during the senate voting.

JFAV Marks RP Independence Day/Battle of Bessang Pass: SGS Inducted in LA (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) commemorates the 109th Philippine Independence Day and the 62nd Anniversary of the Battle of Bessang last June 12, 2007 at the Los Angeles City Hall. As a part of the commemorative events, Council Member Herb J. Wesson Jr. of the 10th Council District inducted the newly elected officers of the SGSI at the Mayor Tom Bradley Room or the City Tower at the 26th Floor, Los Angeles City Hall at 200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Mobilizes for June 24 Full Rights for All Immigrants (tags)

he Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council will mobilize upcoming June 24 Immigrant Rights March-Rally in Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles. The June 24th Hollywood march-rally will also demand a stop to the increase on exorbitant fees on citizenship and other documents for immigrants to be implemented by the DHS this July 30, 2007. The proposed compromise bill on “Border Protection and Immigration Bill” also known as the “grand bargain” supported by the White House fell flat last week and was rejected by the conservatives in the Senate. The debate on the bill was not stopped by a narrow margin during the senate voting.

JFAV Marks RP Independence Day/Battle of Bessang Pass: SGS Inducted in LA (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) commemorates the 109th Philippine Independence Day and the 62nd Anniversary of the Battle of Bessang last June 12, 2007 at the Los Angeles City Hall. As a part of the commemorative events, Council Member Herb J. Wesson Jr. of the 10th Council District inducted the newly elected officers of the SGSI at the Mayor Tom Bradley Room or the City Tower at the 26th Floor, Los Angeles City Hall at 200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Gentrification or Development? (tags)

New infrastructure projects from both the public and the private sectors is prepping up Historic Filipinotown district. City Council President and Council 13 District Member Eric Garcetti made the announcements during the get-together breakfast meeting ?held at Remy’s on Temple Art Gallery last May 25. But still EPCC want to see more affordable and low-cost housing in central Los Angeles that will help the newly arrived immigrants and the low-paid workers living in Echo Park area.”?

ACT UP Photo Show- official opening 06/16 (tags)

The ACT UP reunion and pre-opening opening was lovely. The actual official opening will be even better. Chuck Stallard's photo exhibit.

In Our Own Words: Youth Tours of South L.A. (tags)

Walking Tours of South L.A., Saturday June 9 and 16: Youth from South L.A will lead tours of the Vermont Corridor, focusing on cultural landmarks and significant historical changes.

"Silence = Death: Los Angeles AIDS Activism 1987–2007″ (tags)

ACT UP Reunion Party and Press Preview Chuck Stallard's Retrospective

LA: Crystal Lake update (tags)

June 2nd, National Trails Day, Crystal Lake Golden Cup Trail The effort to restore the Crystal Lake Recreation Area so that the people of the greater Los Angeles, San Gabriel, and San Bernardino counties may once again enjoy the forest continues. Extensive photographs are available on the URL provided

Continue the Pressure on the Immigration Bill: Struggle Against Anti-Immigrant Backlash, D (tags)

As we vehemently oppose the US Border Protection and immigration Reform Bill that will turn 12 million immigrants into a permanent underclass of “guest workers” and scrap the family reunification laws the Coalition In Defense of immigrant Rights (CDIR) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) take a stand to fight the anti-immigrant backlash that came with the debates on the U.S. Congress on the so called’ immigration reforms”

Federalize gang crimes, L.A. mayor urges (tags)

whateva happened 2 da war on poverty? now dey got a war on drugz so da police can botha me. tupac amaru shakur

South Central Farmers: Displaced, NOT Defeated (tags)

This month marks the one year anniversary of the brutal and violent eviction of the South Central Farmers. Today, they gather for a special monthly gatheringi at their Tianguis to reflect and celebrate moving forward.

Somebody's Watching You - Turning the camera back on the cops (tags)

yahoo news story on the case of Sherman Austin from raisethefist.com and CopWatch LA

MOBILE DEMONSTRATIONS JUNE 2nd (tags)

Mobile Demo's on behalf of animals starting at 1pm Saturday, June 2nd in Los Angeles.

Money for College-LA Greens Petra Kelly Memorial Scholarship (tags)

The second annual Green Party Petra Kelly Memorial Scholarship presented by the Los Angeles Greens will be offered to one male and one female graduating from a high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District in 2007, at $500 each.

Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Supports Immigrant Rights Campaign (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council held its annual meeting last May 30 held at the Manila Terrace Social Hall, 2328 W. Temple St, Los Angeles and unanimously passed a resolution that will commit the EPCC to support the current immigrant rights campaign of the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) and the April 7th Coalition, The EPCC decided to mobilize for the upcoming June 24 March and Rally in Los Angeles to demand for full rights for all immigrants. The April 7 Coalition including Latino Movement USA, Herman dad Mexican National, the ANSWER Coalition is leading this march rally on Sunday, June 24 at 12:00 noon at Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood.

why 'review board is a sellout (tags)

it means 'no power'!

June 19th: SAVE THE DATE Courtroom support for Robert, SCF defender (tags)

Call for courtroom support for South Central Farm defender. June 19, 2007 @ 8:30 AM. The address is 210 West Temple Street, Division 56

Somebody's Watching You - CopWatch LA and the case of Sherman Austin (tags)

LINK TO FULL STORY AND VIDEO: http://potw.news.yahoo.com/s/potw/40/somebodys-watching-you

The Battle for Mass Transit in Los Angeles (tags)

Scenes and public commentary from the MTA's public hearing on the recent fare hike, as well as general commentary on the event and a discussion as to what prevents Los Angeles from creating the mass transit system it direly needs.

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE SPECIAL TASK FORCE (tags)

An open letter with some thoughts on what the City Council's Special Task Force should consider.

Local Soldier, Joseph J. Anzack Jr., Killed in Iraq (tags)

After agonizing over an earlier rumor that their son had been killed in Iraq and then learning he had been abducted with two other soldiers, the family of Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr. received the dreaded news Wednesday that his body was found in the Euphrates River.

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.

maria elena durazo (lacfl) behind miwon's lapd lies (tags)

maria elena durazo, exec dir of la cty labor fed, is working w/ v-rat to protect bratton. she signed (wrote) miwon's "provacateur" lies.

Presidential Candidate: Immigrants Beaten Coast to Coast (tags)

On a day when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton spent the evening in rallies with thousands of immigrants, to make amends for the terrible beatings that hundreds of immigrants and reporters received at the Los Angeles May Day rallies, President Bush, along with key Democrats and Republicans, took their tern beating up 12 million immigrants coast to coast.

Thousands Marched and Rallied to Take Back Macarthur Park (tags)

More than 25,000 immigrants and their advocates marched Thursday to take back Macarthur Park after more than two weeks of meetings, hearings, plannings and filing of class action suits against the LAPD. But the supposed to be an indignation rally against the ALPD was turned into a call for legalization for the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants. This came at the heels at the US Senate coming into a compromise for a supposed to be a “comprehensive immigration reform bill that will provide for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the United States.

25,000 March /Rally Renews Call for Immigrant rights: more than 20,000 Took Back Macarthur (tags)

[Editors' note: this article includes several uncited quotations from today's LA Times article "Park rally renews call for rights." In addition, the claim of 20-25,000 people seems to us to be (unfortunately) wishful thinking. We note that the rally at the church was confined by police to one full city block, and the number of people assembled in the Park before the march arrived was a similar number. We ask all contributors to LA Indymedia to please clearly indicate any and all quotes from other sources, and be realistic in your crowd estimates. Thank you.]

Immigrants and their advocated returned to the streets for the first time since May Day with Latino elected officials in tow, escorted by the LAPD who piggy backed for “public relations” during the march/rally to erase police brutality. More than 25,000 immigrant rights activists marched Thursday to Macarthur Park to again call for a path to citizenship for the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants. The Filipino contingent led by the Pilipino Workers Center and the AJLPP attended by scores of youth activists was very prominent in the march waving Filipino flags and charting MAKIBAKA, HUWAG MATAKOT! . Waving Mexican, Salvadorian, Honduran, Filipino and American flags and signs reading "No to Deportation," and calling for genuine legalization, about 25,000 marchers gathered about 6 p.m. for a brief rally in front of Immanuel Presbyterian Church on Wilshire Boulevard before heading to the park several blocks away.

A Chorus Line Returns To Hollywood High (tags)

The "Line" returns to Hollywood, CA at the World Famous Hollywood High Auditorium located at 1521 Highland Avenue at Selma. On June 8, 15, 16, 2007 at 8 PM and June 17, 2007 at 2 PM, A Chorus Line will hit the stage with stellar performances by the students from the Hollywood High Performing Arts Center, Tickets on sale now at www.hollywoodhightickets.com. Need more info? Contact 323-461-7139 or email friendsofhollywoodhigh@yahoo.com

Mayor, Nunez To Join Tonight's Rally: Bratton Plans to Attend (tags)

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez are among those expected to join immigrant-rights activists Thursday for a march and rally to denounce the actions of Los Angeles riot police at a May Day rally at MacArthur Park. Police Chief William Bratton, who will be at the LAPD's assembly area at today's rally, according to his office, told KPCC-FM on Wednesday that Deputy Chief Cayler "Lee" Carter, the ranking officer who was in MacArthur Park during the May 1 melee has decided to retire rather than continue on home duty pending an investigation.

Antonio Villaraigosa and Fabian Núñez at Back to the Park on Thursday??? (tags)

Read Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Speaker Fabian Núñez and radio host El Piolin are billed as participants in a Thursday procession and candlelight vigil for immigration reform at MacArthur Park. If this true..count me out!

MIWON cover for LAPD mayday attack unresolved (tags)

MIWON maintains its refusal to publicly renounce its cover for LAPD mayday attack, enabling police commanders to escape accountability.

Public Terror: Escalating the War on Migrants (tags)

The mass public assault on the May 1st rally and a public raid on migrants at a shopping mall in Chicago shortly before May 1st mark a brutal and highly public escalation in the ruling class's war on migrants. Increased resistance like the upcoming May 17th march to MacArthur Park is exactly what the situation calls for.

May 9 Town Hall Meeting on Philippine Overseas Election Held in Los Angeles (tags)

Los Angeles—The first town hall meeting in Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles on the May 14 Philippine overseas voting was held last Wednesday, May 9 at 6;30 PM at the SIPA Multi-Purpose Hall, 3200 W. Temple St. The Historic Filipinotown hall meeting was attended by the Philippine consulate officials and a modest crowd of Filipino Americans. Consul General May Jo Aragon, Consuls Helen Barber and San Agustin who heads the overseas voting at the Los Angeles consulate. They clarified and answered many questions about overseas voting from the interested multi-ethnic crowd.

Class Action Lawsuit Filed For May Day Rally (tags)

The National Lawyers Guild, along with attorneys from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles yesterday on behalf of the community groups who organized a May Day immigrants rights rally at MacArthur Park in the city’s heavily Latino immigrant community.

Our Voices Will Not Be Silenced! (tags)

Organizations including CARECEN, the MIWON network, LA Archdiocese Social Justice Committee, LA Federation of Labor, SEIU 1877, and the We Are America Coalition have announced a Procession and Vigil from Immanuel Presbyterian Church to MacArthur Park, on Thursday, May 17th at 5pm. Read on for Flyer and full info in Spanish and English.

The Hate Equation:Targeting Migrant Children in LA (tags)

The May 1 police riot in Mac Arthur Park sent a deliberate political message and was part of a larger pattern of attacks targeting Brown children and families.

COMMUNITY GROUPS CONFRONT LAPD AND CHIEF BRATTON ABOUT MAY DAY POLICE RIOT (tags)

“If the LAPD acts like this in broad daylight in front of cameras, what do they do at night?”

Bratton's history in Boston, NY and LA (tags)

The attacks on May Day at MacArthur Park are consistent both with ICE/vigilante attacks on immigrants and Bratton's long history of attacks on poor and oppressed people in the interests of global capital, colonialism and gentrification.

Dignity for Women Prisoners May 12 in LA (tags)

May 12 in LA the Dignity for Women Prisoners Campaign will hold a community forum to kick off our campaign to have male guards relieved of assignment in women's housing units in CA prisons.

Swastikas Posted on City Councilman’s Office Doors (tags)

Three swastikas and an anti-Semitic manifesto were taped on the outside of the Sherman Oaks district office of Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss

Eye Witness Reports: May Day 2007 Los Angeles Police Attack at the MacArthur Park (tags)

If you are immigrant rights organization or media would talk to them, please contact us: (213)403-0131 or e-mail: info@ImmigrantSolidarity.org

Cop Watch LA Statement on May Day, 2007 (tags)

Collective statement from Cop Watch Los Angeles. Check out copwatchla.org for info regarding a press conference at the Youth Justice Coalition office on Monday, May 7th.

Anarchist in the L.A. area? (tags)

A brief lis of resources for anarchists, anti-authoritarians and like-minded people in the Los Angeles area.

LA Mayor & Police Chief Responsible for 5/1/07 LA Police Riot (tags)

The 5/1/07 Los Angeles Police Riot was obviously planned weeks in advance as a means of silencing the movement for unconditional amnesty for undocumented immigrants. The order for the preparations came from the top, the Chief of Police and his boss, the Mayor of Los Angeles. That's the ONLY way such an operation can take place.

AJLPP CONDEMNS POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST IMMIGRANTS (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP)- National Executive Board vehemently condemns the unprovoked massive police attack by the LAPD/SWAT against the May 1.70,000 immigrants march-rally in Macarthur Park, Los Angeles last night at around 5;30 PM The reactionary forces trying to discourage immigrant rights mobilization that ran to tens of thousands, used 20-30 motorcycled cops to commence fascist attacks on the unsuspecting crowds at the corner of Westlake and Wilshire and at the Alvarado-Wilshire intersection. The police motorcycles ran through the Cuahatemoc dancers hitting even children and senior dancers of the Danza Azteca. This type of dispersal attack was used in Oakland demonstration in 200

Reportera de FOX TV registra un aviso con la ciudad de Los Angeles (tags)

Reportera de FOX TV registra un aviso con la ciudad de Los Angeles y el departamento de policía de daños causados por oficiales

FOX TV camerawoman files claim against City of Los Angeles and Police Department (tags)

Update: FOX TV camerawoman files claim against City of Los Angeles and Police Department for sustaining injuries in Police melee

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.

Community Organizers Demand the Resignation of Chief Bratton. (tags)

Greens condemn brazen brutality of LAPD (tags)

The Green Party of California today condemned the "brazen brutality" of the Los Angeles Police Department at a peaceful May 1, 2007 immigration rights march here where dozens of demonstrators – and members of the news media – were clubbed and shot by so-called "non-lethal" projectiles.

Fox TV Camerawoman Filing Claims Against LAPD (tags)

Fox TV Camerawoman Patti Ballaz Will Hold Press Conference Tomorrow at 10 AM to Announce Filing of a Claim against the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Police Department for Injuries Sustained at MacArthur Park Immigration Rights Rally

Fósforo plays 'Guerra' at MacArthur Park as police riot against immigrant families (tags)

Los Angeles, Mayday 2007. After a day of peaceful marches for immigrant rights, thousands of people celebrate international workers' day in MacArthur Park. Kids run around, people eat ice cream and hot dogs, there's music and dance. The band Fósforo plays the song 'Guerra,' and are suddenly cut off as the LAPD brutally attack the crowd.

2001 - 2007: LAPD's Reign of Terror Unchecked (tags)

The brutal rampage by LAPD in McArthur Park on May 1, 2007 was culmination of a 6-year old secrete but intricate policy by the Bush administration and local forces of the extreme right in reversing attempts to reform LAPD after Rodney King and Rampart Scandal.

MP3 Audio: Christina Navoa, eyewitness to police violence (tags)

Recorded 8:00 pm, May 1, 2007 in MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, Christina Mavoa tells of the police attack on a peaceful event for human rights.

Thousands March In A Day Without Latinos (tags)

Update: Thousands March In A Day Without Latinos

Candidate Alexander: LAPD Assaults May Day Supporters (tags)

Los Angeles police officers brutally assaulted peaceful marchers and supporters at a rally in Los Angeles creating outrage and anger from millions nationwide. Many of the people that were present in the park were mother, children and babies. The cops were seen beating many with sticks on television; people and children that were offering no resistance. Also there were members of the press that were brutally assaulted.

DENOUNCE POLICE REPRESSION AT MACARTHUR PARK! (tags)

TODAY AT 5 PM @ LAPD HEADQUARTERS

Uncle Sam Wants You Bad: Preventing The Militarization of our Schools (tags)

Article on Military Activities Scheduled at Cal State Fullerton University - and Community Resistance

Video: Police Brutality in Los Angeles May Day Rally: Mac Arthur Park 2007 (tags)

Stock footage of the Police use of excessive force to dispurse Los Angeles Immigrant Rights May Day Rally, 2007

AJLPP CONDEMNS POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST IMMIGRANTS: (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP)-Southern California vehemently condemns the unprovoked massive police attack by the LAPD/SWAT against the May 1.70,000 immigrants march-rally in Macarthur Park, Los Angeles last night at around 5;30 PM The reactionary forces trying to discourage immigrant rights mobilization that ran to tens of thousands, used 20-30 motorcycled cops to commence fascist attacks on the unsuspecting crowds at the corner of Westlake and Wilshire and at the Alvarado-Wilshire intersection. The police motorcycles ran through the Cuahatemoc dancers hitting even children and senior dancers of the Danza Azteca. This type of dispersal attack was used in Oakland demonstration in 2003.

Cops Terrorize May Day Protestors (tags)

[ Screen capture from T52 Telemundo broadcast, showing LAPD Riot cops pointing shotguns at protestors during May Day protest ]

5/1: NISN Statement on LAPD Attacks May Day Immigrant Marchers, TAKE ACTION! (tags)

NISN Statement on LAPD Brutally Attacks May Day Immigrant Marchers at McArthur Park

Thousands March In A Day Without Latinos (tags)

Story on "Thousands March In A Day Without Latinos"

May Day 2007 Los Angeles (tags)

Photos of today's May Day Immigrant Rights demonstrations in LA.

May Day 2007 Los Angeles (tags)

Brief observations and photos of today's May Day Immigrant Rights demonstrations in LA.

Los Angeles, May 1, 2007,The Great American Boycott II (tags)

Downtown Los Angeles, May 1, 2007,T he Great American Boycott II

The Migrant Trap, and the Migrants' Way Out: May 1, 2007 (tags)

Migrants face an impossible choice. And they've got their own humane and just answer. Is anybody listening?

Children March Against Racist Deportations and Immigration Laws (tags)

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.

Troqueros Declare Victory! (tags)

Independent truckers announce the LA port will shut down on May 1, the first victory for the 2007 May Day Mobilization for Immigrants' Rights.

Local Opposition to Blackwater West Takes Fight Statewide (tags)

Opposition to Blackwater USA's Plans for New Private Military Base Near Potrero a Tiny Rural Town East of San Diego Heats Up... Local Democratic Club Joined by Their Congressman Takes Fight Statewide Announces They Will Submit Resolution to Stop ‘Blackwater West’at California Democratic Party State Convention This Weekend in San Diego Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA), Potrero Residents, Environmentalists, and Peace Activists to Speak Out in Support of Measure Outside SD Convention Center Saturday, April 28th at 8:30AM

African American Women Protest (Town Hall Meeting) ...Respect Me (tags)

African American women must be respected

K'naan: Politically Conscious Hip-Hop on Tour w/Stephen Marley in LA April 26th 8pm (tags)

Mogadishu-born, politically charged, hip hop artist, K'naan, will be on tour with Stephen Marley and in Los Angeles on April 26th performing at the House of Blues.

As Opposition to 'Blackwater West' Grows, Author of Bestseller Blackwater Tours CA (tags)

As Local Residents and Their Congressman Move to Block Plans for ‘Blackwater West’ in California, Jeremy Scahill Author of NY Times Bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army Launches Book Tour Across State April 26th – May 5th

Help the Bus Riders Keep Fares Low (tags)

The BRU is protesting the proposed MTA fare hikes. We're in the middle of a war for oil, and they want to cut back, discourage, and raise fares. The working class economy sucks, and they want to suck the money from our purses. How about they do the right thing, and get rid of the SUV subsidy? Protest!

The Zell[ing] Out of the Baltimore Sun (tags)

Sam Zell, a multibillionaire and “committed Zionist,” will soon gain control of the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, and 23 TV stations. Zell, an AIPAC supporter, has promised he won’t interfere with the news sections of any of the media outlets. I think he’s another Mortimer B. Zuckerman of the NY Daily News, who pushed for the Iraqi War. America--prepare for a “Dark Age!”

Environmental Change Makers March in Westchester (tags)

WESTCHESTER, LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2007 - Westchester is a part of Los Angeles that most people just drive through on their way to the airport. It is an area not known for progressive politics. But all that is changing and today’s demonstration in the shopping district of Westchester is an indication of that change

ANSWER's LA Office is Moving - Help Us Keep Growing (tags)

ANSWER is moving to a new, bigger office in LA. We need your help to make the move a success!

Stars for Cuba, Venezuela, and Bolivia laid on Hollywood Walk of Fame (tags)

Three stars were placed on the famous Hollywood sidewalk, in a ceremony that was part of a national call to defend Cuba Venezuela, and Bolivia.

SpiritHouse Launches campaign to end the image war against African American women (tags)

On the tails of the hurtful words of Don Imus, the Our Name is Our Own Campaign™ will target the systemic level of this habitual branding, and how it sabotages the work of social justice and obscures the vision for our common dreams. This grassroots campaign will be unveiled by Ruby Sales -- acclaimed civil rights activist, social critic, public theologian and history maker -- at the Lucy Florence Cultural Center located in Los Angeles, at 11am this morning. See below for press release.

8th Annual GWS LA Event with Sò An (tags)

Report of 8th Annual Global Women’s Strike Los Angeles Event: An Evening of Resistance & Song with Sò An, Popular Haitian activist, political prisoner & folk singer

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.

Harassment of South Central Farmers Continues (tags)

Eleven months after local authorities evict the South Central Farmers from the largest urban garden in the United States, harassment by the City continues.

April 7 Coalition March Rally in Los Angeles Draws 75,000 (tags)

- Amnesty Now! Full Rights for All Immigrants, Now! With these resounding chants, more than 75,000 immigrants and immigrant rights advocates under the banner of the April 7 Coalition marched and rallied for full rights for all immigrants last Saturday, April 7, 2007, in Los Angeles. Unlike the disparate and fewer numbers of mobilized activities last March 25, 2007, the April 7 Coalition march for full rights for all immigrants became one of the largest to be held in Los Angeles after May 1, 2006. This brings a new momentum for the immigrant rights movement in California. The conservative L.A Times estimated the crowd as 10,000 while the Latino Channel 34 estimate of the crowd was 50,000.

Pro-Immigration/Amnesty Protest on Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles 04.07.07 (tags)

Pro-Immigration/Amnesty Protest March on Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles 04.07.07. 12.:30 PM

Open Letter to Mayor Villaraigosa (tags)

We, the undersigned, demand the immediate resignation of Mark Brown from the office of the City Attorney. Mark Brown (Bar # 60683), during the course of the last three years, has taken a central role in writing ordinances that unfairly oppress and harass hardworking people of the city of Los Angeles.

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

Students Demand a Day Off on Chavez’s Birthday (tags)

Students Demand a Day Off on Chavez’s Birthday, Los Angeles, March 30, 2007

Filipino World War II Veterans /JFAV Supports April 7 March & Rally for Immigrant Rights (tags)

Join pro-immigrant organizations Latino Movement USA, Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), People's CORE/CDIR and many others, including the ANSWER Coalition, for a march and rally to demand full rights for all immigrants

LA Mayor has cruel lack of vets (tags)

www.dailynews.com/theiropinion/ci_5542600+

Defamation lawsuit filed against Minuteman founder, other activist (tags)

By: SCOTT MARSHALL - Staff Writer

Nine criminal charges filed against Save Our State member (tags)

John Matthew Monti, from Los Angeles, and a member of Save Our State, a violent racist group linked with neo-Nazis and white supremacists, has been charged with nine criminal charges by the San Diego City Attorney's office.

Progressive FilAm Organizations in Los Angeles Snubbed the March 26 PNP-AFP “Pulong Bayan (tags)

More than 20 Filipino American journalists attended the Philippine Consulate General’s “Pulong Bayan sa Konsulado” on Human Rights in the Philippines with deputy director General of the PNP, General Avelino Razon last Monday, March 26 at 3600 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles. But prominently absent were representatives from different Southern California Filipino American progressive organizations like the Alliance Philippines (AJLPP), Gabriela and other organizations who were also invited but who boycotted the affair.

Video: Anti/Pro Immigration Protest In Downtown Los Angeles (tags)

2 Immigration Rallies in Downtown L.A. marking the anniversary of the 500,000+ person pro-immigrant demonstration in Los Angeles a year ago. Duration 1min. :51 sec

(Audio) Nuevas protestas de inmigrantes en Los Ángeles (tags)

El dia de ayer se realizaron tres acciones en el centro de Los Ángeles para recordar el primer aniversario del millon de personas que marcharon en el 2006 en contra de la propuesta de ley HR4437, más conocida como Sensenbrenner por el nombre de su autor.

March 25 Begins, Again (tags)

Today's commemoration and kickoff to the May 1 boycott against immigration raids and deportations began today, under the shadow of ICE

We're here to stop the fascists and the Nazis (tags)

A last minute effort to rally the people against the minutemen pays off in downtown Los Angeles.

Counter The Racists! (tags)

Ted Hayes leads Minutemen/SOS thru Downtown Los Angeles

Art Exhibit: Subvertisements (tags)

[ Image: "iRaq" - Forkscrew Graphics, Silkscreen, 2004, Los Angeles, California ] Poster from the exhibit, "Subvertisements: Using Ads and Logos for Protest", a must see exhibition for all readers of Indymedia.

Free Movie Screening: Peace Press (tags)

A feature-length documentary about Los Angeles' Peace Press produced by students in L. A. Valley College¹s Media Arts Dept.'s Directed Studies workshop in conjunction with several Peace Press "alumni" and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. [ Image: "Evict Nixon" Poster created by artist Mark Vallen in 1971 and published by Peace Press.]

M17 Los Angeles Set # 2 (tags)

M17 Los Angeles Set # 2

M17 Los Angeles Set # 1 (tags)

M17 Los Angeles Set # 1

Student Demonstrators Close Army Recruitment Center in East LA (tags)

EAST LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2007 – Over 250 students from various high schools in the East LA area staged an anti-war action at an army recruiting center in East LA today.

March 19 Vigils and Protests in Los Angeles (tags)

Anti-War events around Los Angeles on this 4th anniversary.

SOS/MM ALERT! (tags)

SOS/MM are using 3/25 date to show us off they are using the same route too.

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

VIDEO from March 17 in LA (tags)

Three videos of the rally in Los Angeles yesterday (March 17), with durations of 1:10, 0:58, and 0:08, including a clip of Helga Aguayo's speech to the crowd.

San Bernardino Marches Against the Wars (tags)

The War on Iraq and the War on Migrants come home in San Bernardino.

Toxics Coalition Joins Worker's Protest (tags)

Toxics Coalition Interupts Conference to Join Hotel Worker Protest

Anti-War Protest in Los Angeles (tags)

Anti-War Protest in Los Angeles, California, March 17, 2007-- By my own estimation there were more than 20,000 people on the streets of Hollywood.

CUCAPA: "RESIST TO EXIST"-"RESISTIR PARA EXISTIR" (tags)

3/24 : Film Debut "Resistir Para Existir" & Cucapa Solidarity Statement (CWLA)

JFAV-Samahang Pilipino Conference March 10-11: A RESOUNDING SUCCESS (tags)

“All Out for Equity and Justice” With this battle cry, over 150 community advocates, students, youth and the remaining Filipino World War II veterans all over Southern California and Los Angeles gathered for a successful Unity Conference on March 10-11, 2007 in UCLA in Los Angeles, CA 90095. The Unity Conference began at 9:00 a.m. of each day at the Moore Hall at the UCLA campus. On Saturday, March 10, 7:00 p.m, over 200 people came to an exhilarating three-hour Cultural Solidarity Night at 100 Moore Hall UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095. The cultural night featured the showing of the 35-minute documentary, “Broken Promises,” performances by spoken word artists, cultural groups and other surprise numbers and paid glowing tribute to our veteran heroes. Conference organizers awarded a plaque of appreciation to longtime veteran rights’ supporter, Allan Pineda Lindo, a.k.a. Apl de Ap of world famous Grammy-awarded hip hop group, “Black Eyed Peas.”

Join the Cuban Five contingents the 17th... (tags)

Join Cuban 5 contingents in the March 17 & 18 anti-war marches...

NLG calls for investigation re: UCLA Campus Police Tasers Student (tags)

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for an independent investigation into the use of a Taser by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Police Department against 23-year-old student Mostafa Tabatabainejad on November 14, 2006. The Guild rejects the use of, and threats to use, Tasers as an excessive use of force and urges an investigation into the incident and UCLA's Taser policy.

March 17 Mass Anti-War Protest in Los Angeles (tags)

On the 4th Anniversary of the Iraq War - Stop the War! Mass March and Rally - Regional Action in LA Live Concert by Ozomatli & Performance by Jackson Browne

Local Soldier, Rowan D. Walter, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Rowan D. Walter died Feb. 23 of injuries suffered a day earlier when a roadside bomb exploded in an ambush attack in Ramadi, west of Baghdad. He had left his tank to help soldiers in an earlier attack.

JFAV-Samahang Pilipino Conference March 10-11: ALL OUT FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE! (tags)

“All Out for Equity and Justice” With this battle cry, the community advocates, students, youth and the remaining Filipino World War II veterans in Southern California and Los Angeles cordially invite the public to come and gather for a Unity Conference on March 10-11, 2007 in UCLA in Los Angeles, CA 90095. Veterans leaders like Commander Jack Vergara of the Society of Guerillas and Scouts Inc (SGSI); Commander Franco Arcebal of ACFV; Commander Peping Baclig of JFAV; Commander Joe Samonte of Long Beach and Veterans Federations of the Philippines (VFP; Commander Flor Cadiente of FACLA; Commander Eugenio Mondok of the United Filipino American Veterans (UFAV) and Sam Icalina and Manny Aquino of Carson full mobilized heir membership and will grace the occasion.

L.A. City Election --reform? (tags)

March 6 there is a $3 million election for the Los Angeles School Board and this crazy campaign is another example of why the combination of relentless right-wing Republicans and clueless Democrats leads to perdition.

La Cucaracha Exed by LA Times (tags)

La Cucuracha comic strip by Lalo Alcaraz has been cancelled by the Los Angeles Times!

Take Mondy March 19th OffNon-Violent Protest and US Army Recruiting Center (tags)

For years, the United States has waged an unwarranted war on the people of Iraq. The human cost of life has reached astronomical proportions. Over 3,000 US Soldiers have been killed since the beginning of the war. The Iraqi casualties are reliably calculated to be as many as 600,000+ human lives.

Mark Bryan and Garry Eister's "The Screaming Bunny" Performance Carlotta's Passi (tags)

Mark Bryan and Garry Eister's "The Screaming Bunny" Performance 3/17 at Carlotta's Passion Fine Art A Benefit for "The World Can't Wait - Drive Out The Bush Regime"

May 1st - Great American Boycott II (tags)

Major Events in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Antonio, Boston, and more! STOP THE RAIDS & DEPORTATIONS!

UAC Racists Plan To Rally Against Arabs/Islam/Immigrants (tags)

United American Committee is planning racist rallies on March 31. It's time to once again confront these racists

DEA raids in Los Angeles again! (tags)

It has been confirmed that the DEA is currently raiding at least two medical cannabis dispensaries in Sherman Oaks and Woodland Hills.

“Equity and Justice Through Unity“ Conference on March 10-11 at UCLA (tags)

Equity and Justice Through Unity“ Conference. Collectivizing our Efforts to Attain Full Recognition for Filipino World War II veterans- will be held on March 10-11, 2007 at Kerchoff Hall, UCLA in Los Angeles, CA 90095. Gathering more momentum for the passage of the Equity Bill after the successful February 15 hearing at the US House of Representatives in Washington DC, the Filipino American community in Los Angeles led by the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the Samahang Pilipino at UCLA will holding the conference . The Veteran, Student, and Community Educational Conference theme is "Collectivizing our efforts to attain full recognition for Filipino World War II veterans." This is to follow-up and activate more pro-active advocacy for the passage of the veterans equity bill.

The Other Hollywood Oscar Ceremony - The "Oscar for Peace" Awards (tags)

At the corner of Hollywood and Vine, just blocks away from where the Hollywood Oscars were to be presented at the Kodak Theater, the "Military Families Speak Out" organization hosted an “Oscar for Peace” awards ceremony and "Bring Our Troops Home Now" peace vigil. "Military Families Speak Out" honored individuals “for their exceptional and tireless commitment to waging peace, rather than war.” The event drew thousands, and featured an 8-foot “Oscar” in military camouflage with the inscription “Bring Me Home!” The "Code Pink Police," members of the antiwar group, Code Pink Women For Peace, arrested a mock President Bush, while the "Billionaires for Bush" comedy troupe conducted a mock counter-protest.

Noe v. City of Los Angeles: A Victory for Venice Homeless (tags)

Class Action Lawsuit settlement helps Venice homeless.

MASS IMMIGRANTS RIGHTS MARCH (tags)

Mass March for the Legalization of 12 Million Undocumented Immigrants, End to the Inhumane Deporation Raids, and the Immediate closure of the Concentration Camps which incarcerate entire families including children, such as the "T. Don Hutto Residential Center" in Taylor, Texas!

Los Angeles: Crystal Lake Update (tags)

The effort to rebuild and restore continues.

Homeless People Win --Jury Says “Not Guilty” at Trial: Activist Seeks Community Response (tags)

Homeless People Win --Jury Decides “Not Guilty” in Skid Row Activist's Criminal Trial. States the Homeless Activist "I haven't decided what I will do next; and I am interested in what suggestions people have. ”

Barack Obama Visits LA (tags)

Rally for Barack Obama in Los Angeles 2/20/07

UCSB Students Rise Up, Strike Against War & Block Freeway (tags)

Nearly 1,500 UCSB students, staff, faculty members, and local residents participated in a powerful and transformative strike against war on February 15th. The day culminated with a mass sit-in on Highway 217 -- the main freeway leading to campus -- that blocked traffic for roughly two hours, followed by a lock-down of the campus administration building, Cheadle Hall.

Skid Row Activist on Trial --Anti-Brutality Rally Update (tags)

Downtown L.A. Hotel Attempts to Ban Homeless People from It's Public Areas --Saturday demonstrations against police brutality on Skid Row in front of LAPD Central Division headquarters continue weekly:

Skid Row Activist on Trial --Anti-Brutality Protest this Saturday (tags)

Downtown L.A. Hotel Attempts to Ban Homeless People from It's Public Areas --Meanwhile, this Saturday will see continuing demonstrations against police brutality on Skid Row in front of LAPD Central Division Headquartes:

Strike Against War by Occidental Student Coalition to end War (tags)

Strike plans at Occidental College (1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041):

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

URGENT!! MIGRA RAIDS IN LA!! PRESS CONFERENCE THIS WED in LA!!! (tags)

URGENT!! PLEASE SPREAD THIS TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS!! !!!REPOST!!! !!!REPOST!!!

Villaraigosa Shouted Down at Black History Event By L.A.'s Rising Homeless Protesters (tags)

LA CAN protest rocks "Black History Month" ceremony; in front of pop star Stevie Wonder, L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa drowned out by angry homeless advocates protesting racist police attacks against homeless blacks downtown.

Activist Jim DeMaegt Arrested (tags)

Activist Jim DeMaegt Arrested for Alleged Email Threat to Dubya

Report: International Day in Solidarity with Haiti (Los Angeles) (tags)

The grassroots resistance in Haiti called for international solidarity on or about February 7. Activists on four different continents participated. Here in Southern California, over 30 people demonstrated in front of the Brazilian Consulate in Beverly Hills. (Brazil is heading the UN “peacekeeping” mission in Haiti.)

Film on Genocide in Canada debuts in Los Angeles, March 5, 2007 (tags)

Award winning Film on Genocide in Canada debuts in Los Angeles, March 5, 2007

Southern California Linux Expo to take place in Los Angeles this weekend. (tags)

Southern California Linux Expo to take place in Los Angeles this weekend.

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.

Protestan contra Fox y apoyo a Oaxaca (tags)

Los Angeles - Good Politial Art! (tags)

ALEX LILLY & KIM HUBBARD-ALPHANDARY *JANCAR GALLERY* http://www.jancargallery.com/ EXHIBITION RUNS: JAN. 20 THRU FEB. 24, 2007

Personal Account & Photos of the Los Angeles J27 Protest (tags)

A firsthand account of the January 27, 2007 antiwar march in Downtown Los Angeles, with 12 photos taken on the route.

Anti-War Protest in Downtown Los Angeles, 1-27-07 (tags)

Photos of the Anti-War Protest in Downtown Los Angeles, 1-27-07 from a rooftop. Video clip 3:43.

Anti War Protest in LA (tags)

Pictures of the anti war protest in Los Angeles, with Ron Kovics and Cindy Sheehan, Saturday January 27, 2007

Stop the War, Video (tags)

Stop the War demo, march in photos, set to somber music.

VIDEO: Military Families Speak Out at Anti-war Rally (tags)

LOS ANGELES, January 27, 2007 – A protest was held today outside the Los Angeles offices of the Democratic Party. Protesters demanded that the newly elected Democratic controlled congress stop funding for the war in Iraq and begin the process of bringing all the troops home now. Speaking at the rally were the family members of soldiers currently in Iraq.

The Homeland War (tags)

Even as they face escalating government threats to their lives, freedom, and human rights, migrant day laborers, with their supporters, face down the cazamigrantes in San Juan Capistrano.

SATURDAY COMMUNITY CANVAS AND RALLY WILL ASSIST THE SKID ROW RESISTANCE (tags)

This Saturday, January 27th, starting promptly at 11:30 a.m., community members are gathering at 6th and Gladys Street on Skid Row, in front of Glady's park, for their first weekly community support canvas and street give-away.

1,000s Expected at Antiwar Protests this Weekend (tags)

SAT 1/27: Thousands expected at Antiwar Protests this Weekend

Protest Racism in West Hollywood (tags)

Community Activists to Protest Blackface Minstrel Show in West Hollywood

Hundreds deported (tags)

Hundreds deported, others may face court after L.A. immigration sting.

Pesante-EFJP Los Angeles Remembers Mendiola Massacre 20th Year and Political Killing Vict (tags)

Filipinos and their solidarity allies militantly remembered the 20th year of the Mendiola Massacre of January 22, 1987, solemnly paid tribute to the 820 victims of political killings in the Philippines and reaffirmed their solidarity to the people’s struggle in the Philippines last night, January 22, 2001 at Remy’s on Temple Art Gallery in Historic Filipino town, Los Angeles. Scores of Filipino Americans and their solidarity allies held a 20-minute ecumenical service led by Rev. Frs. Joe Tronco, Dennis and Rene De Guzman. A 12-minute short film “ The Golf War” explaining the situation of the Philippine peasantry was also shown.

Activists Call for Downtown Base Camp to End Sweeps at Saturday Rally on Skid Row (tags)

Homeless activists are calling for people to attend the next next rally, this Saturday, and to pack tomorrow, Tuesday’s 9:30 a.m. Police Commission hearing at Parker Center...as well as every Council meeting this week...and to demand an immediate halt to the homeless sweeps --and now, also, the city's Grand Avenue Project --no matter what it takes...

ANSWER Anti-War Contingent at MLK Day Parade (tags)

Photos from the anti-war contingent at the MLK Day parade

Indymedia On Air - Jan 8, 2007, part 2 (tags)

Part 2: reading and readers in our society, geosequestration

Where to Protest War This Thursday - List of Places (tags)

List of Places to Protest Escalation of the War

the NAZIS/SOS/MMP will be in downtown LOs Angeles Sat Jan 13 2007 (tags)

oppose the nazis/skinheads/aryan supremacists in DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

New Katrina Survivor documentary "Down But Not Out" FREE SCREENING (tags)

Come hear first hand the testimonies and struggles from Katrina Survivors

The Winter Harvest of the South Central Farmers (tags)

The Farmers open a new center and a new farm, ready to bring their organic produce to South Central. The rest of us might get a taste, too.

Minutemen and Apocalypto at City Hall (tags)

L.A. Area Organizations Issue Declaration For Human Rights For Immigrants (tags)

Los Angeles, CA…..December 13, 2006 ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) led a coalition of 18 human rights, defense and religious organizations that have signed the "Declaration of Los Angeles," approved by the Los Angeles City Council today.

L.A. Greens Launch Petra Kelly Scholarships (tags)

Honoring the inspirational German Green Party cofounder Petra Kelly, international peace and environmental leader, and cultivating a new generation of young activists; the Green Party Petra Kelly Scholarship awards $500 each to two students graduating from the Los Angeles Unified School District. The scholarship's inaugural winners are Rumeisha Bowyer and Carlos Hernandez.

Downtown Long Beach Protest Gets Attacked by Police, CWLA Member Arrested (tags)

First Hand Accounts from Demonstration in Downtown Long Beach Against Military Recruiters in our Communities Friday December 8th

LA cop busted for beating teenager (tags)

This is really unusuall!!!! A cop being arrested for beating a suspect!!! But I bet the charges will be dropped

The Farmers' Promise (tags)

The South Central Farmers opened their new community center today, across the street from the bulldozed site of the South Central Farm

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'.

2007 So Cal Linux Expo Opens Registration (tags)

The 2007 Southern California Linux Expo has opened for attendee registration.

Oaxaca-Los Angeles (tags)

Oaxacans, Mexicans and LatinAmericans of LA protest tonight & tomorrow in front of the Mexican Consulate

Activists Call Out Auto Industry’s Empty Promises at LA Auto Show (tags)

*Watch this video of RAN and Global Exchange activists asking GM CEO Rick Wagoner to sign a pledge to make his company the most fuel efficient by 2010.

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.

POM kills in the name of juice (tags)

POM uses vivisection to prove how "healthy" their juice is.

TALIB KWELI & THE PEOPLE'S HURRICANE RELIEF FUND TEAM UP THIS SUNDAY NOV. 26TH IN LA (tags)

Join nationally and internatioanally renowned hip hop artist Talib Kweli, the Peoples Hurrican Relief Fund, Change the Game, The Labor /Community Strategy Center & Strategic Actions for A Just Economy (SAJE) for a town hall and open mic on Hurricane Katrina Survivors Right to Return to New Orleans. Los Angeles, CA – On Sunday, November 26th, from 4 to 6 PM at SAJE 152 W 32nd st, Los Angeles, CA.

Stun Gun Fun is a job perk for UCLA campus cops!!! (tags)

UCLA officers allowed to use Tasers for "pain compliance"

Raising Money and Awareness for Undocumented Students (tags)

The Association of Raza Educators Scholarship fund receives wide support from the Raza community

PUNISHMENT FOR GOOD DEEDS (tags)

DIEBOLD WHISTLEBLOWER STRIKES PLEA DEAL ON FELONY CHARGES...Stephen Heller Agrees to Plead Guilty, Pay $10,000, Apologize and Receive Three Years Probation After Being Charged with 'Burglary' for Sharing Diebold Lawfirm's Privileged Documents with Newspaper, Election Integrity Activists Tells BRAD BLOG He Has 'No Assets Left, Other Than House' and Deal is Meant to Protect Him and His Wife as 'Best Deal I Could Get Based on the Circumstances"

International Conference on Immigrant Rights at San Diego State University on December 9th (tags)

Immigrant Rights Conference with Keynote Speaker Nativo V. Lopez

Homeless Denounce Delgadillo at Press Confrence; Expose LAPD’s "Broken Windows" (tags)

Homeless Activists in LA dive bomb City Attorney's Press Conference exposing LAPD "Broken Windows" mass arrests. Group demands meeting with Mayor Villariagosa.

Homeless Activists Denounce Delgadillo at Press Confrence; expose LAPD’s "Broken Wind (tags)

Homeless Activists in LA dive bomb City Attorney's Press Conference exposing LAPD "Broken Windows" mass arrests. Group demands meeting with Mayor Villariagosa. (video, 3 minutes)

Cop Watch Los Angeles Victory Statement (tags)

Cop Watch Los Angeles Victory Statement November 16, 2006 William Cardenas was released on November 15th, 2006

Nov. 19 & 20: Los Angeles Transgender Day of Remembrance (tags)

The National Transgender Day of Remembrance is set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.

Santa Monica Police Raid Homes of Two Animal Liberation Press Officers (tags)

Police Refuse to Delineate Reason for Search Warrant; Similar Raid Last Year Resulted in Costly Lawsuit by Activists

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
http://elenemigocomun.net/donate

Oaxaca is calling for US to get Organized
http://elenemigocomun.net/442

Global Solidarity with Oaxaca
http://vientos.info/cml/?q=node/6340

Area cops lead minuteman invasion of Maywood (tags)

Residents of Maywood and their supporters outnumbered minutemen objecting to their sanctuary city, but the counterprotestors were met by a hostile array of local and area cops fronting for the racist invaders.

NOV. 11, 2006 6TH VETERANS DAY PARADE IN HFT: A SUCCESS (tags)

With the slogan" “”Full Rights for All immigrants, Justice for Veterans, Now” more than 2,000 people participated last Saturday’s PCORE/JFAV Annual Veterans Day Parade and Community Health Fair in Historic Filipinotown , Los Angeles. The event started will the unveiling of the Filipino World War II Memorial Monument at the Lake Street Park. The memorial monument is a tribute of the City of Los Angeles to honor the contribution of Filipino Word War II veterans during the Second World War.

Protest Olmert @ Jewish General Assembly w 3000 (tags)

L.A. gets ready to be the center of Jewish universe 75th Annual General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities by Julie Gruenbaum Fax, Education Editor

Stopping the New Arms Race: Nov 16 @ UCLA (tags)

Because the University of California manages the nation's two nuclear weapons research and design laboratories it stands at the center of an unfolding political and ecological crisis of unprecedented proportions. The Coalition to Demilitarize the UC* calls upon students, staff, faculty, and community members to attend the UC Regents’ meeting in Los Angeles on November 16 to demand the Regents to divest the university’s good name and intellectual resources from the new arms race.

a room outdoors = Michael Pisaro (tags)

Michael Pisaro A room outdoors (James Orsher, harmonium; Michael Pisaro, guitar)

November communique 1A (tags)

Sandpaper books: abrasive texts & other printed matter.

LA Video the Vote Dispatch Center Report (tags)

Below please find a news release detailing incidents addressed by the Los Angeles Video the Vote Rapid Response Task Force today, Election Day, November 7, 2006.

All is set for the 6th JFAV Annual Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2006 (tags)

“”Family Reunification and Veterans Equity, Now! The Historic Filipinotown is all set for the 6th JFAV Annual Veterans Day. The 6th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Community Health Fair in Historic Filipino town in Los Angeles will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2005 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.The annual community event will start with the unveiling of the Filipino World War II Memorial Monument at the Lake Street Park 227 N. Lake St. at 9:00 in the morning. The memorial monument is a tribute of the City of Los Angeles to honor the contribution of Filipino Word War II veterans during the Second World War. Invited guests are Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, federal,state and city officials. Philippine Consulate officials, Filipino veteran, community, youth and student leaders

Press Release: Police Brutality Caught on Video (tags)

On August 11th, 2006, William Cardenas, 24 from Hollywood, California was arrested and brutally beaten by the Hollywood Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. The cops would have gotten away with the beating if it wasn’t for a neighbor who video-taped the beating on her camera.

Photo essay: March for Oaxaca (tags)

A solidarity march for the people of Oaxaca took place today through the heart of Los Angeles’ Oaxacan Community. This was a grassroots organized march, no permit, started on the sidewalk and spilled into the street, marchers took the street. Police did not interfere and instead provided traffic control. The march took a winding route through the community to the Mexican consulate. Hundreds took part this march, it was peaceful and connected to onlookers in a way that controlled permit marches do not.

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.

Sonali Kohatkar interviews Green Party Congressional Candidate Byron De Lear (tags)

Could the Greens Win a Congressional Seat? Byron De Lear would be the first Green sent to Washington. De Lear is a Pro-Peace candidate running for California’s 28th district congressional seat against Bush War Democrat Howard Berman.

Police Brutality Caught on Video. (tags)

November 3, 2006 For Immediate Release: Police Brutality Caught on Video. SEE THE VIDEO AT www.copwatchla.org

Marcha por Oaxaca - Saturday 10 AM (tags)

QUE VIVA LA LUCH DEL PUEBLO DE OAXACA

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
http://elenemigocomun.net/128

Call to Action Across the US Against Mexican Consulates
http://elenemigocomun.net/293

11/01 Demonstration of Oaxacans and Supporters at Mexican Consulate, with Audio Interview (tags)

Several hundred members of Oaxacan indigenous groups and their supporters picketed the Mexican Consulate today in solidarity with the people of Oaxaca. Afterward, APPO/LA member Odelia Romero provided a 10 minute interview in English explaining the nature of the Oaxacan movement and its local support groups (included).

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
http://elenemigocomun.net/334

Mexican Consulates in the U.S. & Canada
http://elenemigocomun.net/128

Call to Action Across the US Against Mexican Consulates
http://elenemigocomun.net/293

Demonstrations and Vigils at Mexican Consulate (tags)

Join mobilizations and vigils this week at the Mexican consoulate to support the people of Oaxaca and the memory of those killed by the Mexican state, including indymedia journalist Brad Will. 5pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am and 5pm on Thursday.

Photos: Protest at Mexican Consulate (tags)

LOS ANGELES, October 30, 2006 – Oaxacans living in Los Angeles with friends and family under siege in their hometown staged a protest today outside the Mexican Consulate.

MP3 Audio: Protest at Mexican Consulate in LA (tags)

LOS ANGELES, October 30, 2006 – Oaxacans living in Los Angeles with friends and family under siege in their hometown staged a protest today outside the Mexican Consulate.

Oaxaca: Press Conference, Monday in LA (tags)

Stop the killing and repression against teachers and the people of Oaxaca!! Press Conference: Monday, October 30, 2006, 12:00 PM In front the Mexican Consulate (Park View & 6th Street, Los Angeles)

A Lesson from Brad Will (tags)

Brad Will, a New York Indymedia reporter, is gunned down in Oaxaca. And maybe he has something to say to us, if we're listening.

Shut Up & Shoot: A Photography Show of Unexpected Moments (tags)

Cactus Gallery  4534 Eagle Rock Blvd., Eagle Rock, CA 90041 323-256-6117 tue-fri 12-7 sat 10-5 sun 10-2

Undercover Police Infiltrate Anti-war Student Group at Cal State LA (tags)

LOS ANGELES, October 26, 2006 - Long time anti-war activists are well aware of government spies and police informants attending their meetings and demonstrations. A recent example of this has come to light on the campus of Cal State LA.

TOMORROW! Israel-Palestine debate at CSULA (tags)

Finally, a forum where the two sides can talk civilly to each other.

Victims of Police Brutality Speak Out, part 1 (tags)

Recorded Sunday, October 22, 2006 at the Los Angeles march against police brutality Kisha tells her story and urges others to come together and speak out against violence by the police.

October 22 March (tags)

LOS ANGELES, October 22, 2006 – Victims of police brutality marched with their friends and families in downtown Los Angeles today. The march took a route down Broadway to the LAPD headquarters at the Parker Center. About 450 people took part in the march. This reporter saw no incidences with the police or arrests.

CA Green Candidate May Win US House Seat (tags)

He used to help produce hits for Ace of Base and Miami Sound Machine, but now Byron De Lear, 40, has a US Congressional seat in California's San Fernando Valley within his reach. If he wins, he would become the first US House member representing the Green Party.

Who needs a constitution when you got King George W Bush as your emperor (tags)

President tests new ground on habeas corpus. Bush flushes habeas corpus down the toilet!

Bus Riders Union at City Hall (tags)

Audio clips from today's action at City Hall.

PROTEST VS. THE GOVERNOR'S FAILURE TO CLOSE YOUTH JAILS MONDAY MORNING, 10:30 (tags)

Oakland, CA-based "Books Not Bars" in Los Angeles MONDAY OCT. 16 to Protest Governor Schwarzenegger's lack of action on closing CA's costly, ineffective and abusive youth jails. 10:30 am 3314 Livonia Ave. LA 90034, Schwarzenegger Campaign Headquarters. Press Conference 11 am.

HELP FAMILIES OF INCARCERATED YOUTH PROTEST GOV.'S INACTION ON CLOSING JUVENILE JAILS (tags)

Oakland, CA-based "Books Not Bars" in Los Angeles MONDAY OCT. 16 to Protest Governor Schwarzenegger's lack of action on closing CA's costly, ineffective and abusive youth jails. 10:30 am 3314 Livonia Ave. LA 90034, Schwarzenegger Campaign Headquarters. Press Conference 11 am.

Genocide Memorial on Columbus Day (tags)

East Los Angeles College hosted a solemn genocide memorial on Columbus Day, marking the day in which Europeans initiated the holocaust of 70 to 100 million Indigenous People.

Vigil at Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles (tags)

There will be a vigil at the mexican consulate in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 11th. We call on all teachers, all Mexicanos and Latinoamericanos to take on this struggle. Education is a right for all and not only for the rich. This is a struggle for the right to live, for self-determination of the Mexican, indigenous people. *Join APPO-LA*

(English/Espanol) Propuesta para reunion de Intergalacticos en Sur de California (tags)

...nuestra idea es llamar a quienes son como nosotros y unirnos a ellos, en todas partes donde viven y luchan... — Sexta Declaración de la Selva Lacandona zeztala@gmail.com (310) 424-7646 (solo para mensajes)

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)

What Muslims want (tags)

The Los Angeles County Human Rights Commission recently voted to nominate Dr. Maher Hathout to receive the John Allen Buggs Humanitarian Award. Of the fourteen member board, 5 were absent at the vote, 5 abstained and ONLY FOUR of the commissioners voted---all in favor of giving the award to Dr. Hathout. No other candidate was nominated or discussed. This despite the fact the award ceremony $100/plate dinner would be held Oct 5, during the month of Ramadan when Muslims traditionally fast. Despite this, the Muslim Public Affairs Council purchased $5000 of luncheon plates and did NOT ask the commission to postpone the award.

Protest Bush in Holmby Hills this Tuesday 4pm - 8pm (tags)

This Tuesday Bush will be Los Angeles from 4pm to 8pm to attend a republican fundraiser in Holmby Hills at the home Elliott Broidy, chairman of a venture capital firm funding projects in Israel.

HIV is a Gay Disease (!?!) (tags)

A controversial new campaign by the LA Gay & Lesbian Center merits discussion.

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.

Bush in LA this Tuesday (tags)

BUSH in Los Angeles, CA: October 3, 2006: President Bush attends a Republican National Committee Reception in Los Angeles, CA. Source: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/14425

OCT 7 - BREAKING THE PROPAGANDA OF SILENCE: A BENEFIT FOR RAWA (tags)

Israel-Palestine Debate - SAVE THE DATE! (tags)

On October 26, two pro-Israel debaters and two pro-Arab debaters will discuss the question: which side is at fault in prolonging the conflict?

Hundreds arrested at immigrant rights march (tags)

Hundreds arrested including Assemblyman Paul Kortez (D-West Hollywood), and State Senator Gilbert Cedillo (D-Los Angeles).

INTERFAITH COALITION SHUTS DOWN RECRUITMENT CENTER (tags)

WITNESS TO PEACE CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

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

ARLINGTON WEST @ SANTA MONICA BEACH (tags)

Arlington West Memorial is an educational outreach project sponsored by Veterans for Peace illuminating the cost and consequences of war and occupation while acknowledging those whose lives lost by the terrorism of war and occupation .

September 28th: End the Abuse of Immigrant Workers (tags)

250 immigrant workers, religious leaders, community members and students have already committed to risk arrest, call on others to join them

International/national Peace a Week of Actions (tags)

For immediate release For further information: September 18, 2006 Steven Gibson, (213) 489-1900 ext. 114 sgibson@afsc.org Georgie Noguera, (213) 489-1900 ext. 120 gnoguera@afsc.org Week of Action in Support of National Declaration of Peace Culminating in Civil Disobedience to Shut Down Armed Forces Recruitment Center

JUDGE ALARCON THROWS OUT RALPH HOROWITZ’S LAWSUIT (tags)

The court ruled that the plaintiffs had not alleged facts or provided the court with evidence showing that the Farmers had engaged in a willful act in their use of the preliminary injunction that was not proper in the regular conduct of the legal proceedings. The court held that under case law in California, even if a party files an action that it knows is substantively meritless and does so for an improper purpose, these facts alone do not constitute a claim for abuse of process. The Horowitz plaintiffs had to show that the Farmers used the preliminary injunction in an improper way after they obtained it. The plaintiffs failed to allege or show in their opposition brief any such misuse of the injunction, and because they did not, the court granted the Farmers’ motion and dismissed the plaintiffs’ lawsuit.

First They Came for Amalie (tags)

A journalist and Los Angeles area police death squad survivor tells her story

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.

Crystal Lake Eagle Scout Project / Los Angeles (tags)

Clean up effort continues in the San Gabriel Mountains

AFP ASSESSMENT THAT THEY WILL ERADICATE THE NPA BY 2010- A BIG BLUFF (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA - a human rights, environemtal and a peasant advocacy network based in Los Angeles, called the AFP assessment that they will destroy the New People’s Army (NPA) by 2010, at the end of the President Arroyo’s term “ A big bluff and an empty pipe dream!.”

Protest the Migra (tags)

Protest the Migra at 10AM - 300 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 next Thursday, September 21st, 2006.

Mental Menudo Artists Exhibit New Work (tags)

Chicano: Pronouncing Diversity. Mental Menudo Artists Exhibit New Work in Landmark Show.

Demonstrator Found Innocent, but DA Seeks to Punish (tags)

The Rafu Shimpo published a story that says Kurt Isobe is facing appeals by the prosecution on two of his four charges. A benefit to raise legal funds is set for Sept. 16th in Little Tokyo.

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.

Action In Support of National Declaration Of Peace (tags)

Week of Action in Support of National Declaration of Peace Culminating in Civil Disobedience to Shut Down Armed Forces Recruitment Center Monday, September 25th (10 am – 1 pm) 7060 Hollywood Blvd.

PESANTE CONDEMNS AFP RED BAITING (tags)

Philippine Peasant Support Network(Pesante)-USA based in Los Angeles, in a statement issued today, September 14, 2006 vehemently condemns AFP Chief General Esperon’s statement against Ocampo and Casino and other leaders of the progressive mass organizations in the Philippines. “Esperon’s statement is a clear military’s anti communist mind-set. It’s bunker mentality that foments anti-communist with-hunting and a clear signal for the military death squads to go after progressive mass leaders.”

Women Say They Will Also Target Los Angeles Afghan Embassy (tags)

"America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way around. Human rights invented America." - President Jimmy Carter.

Following that credo, on September 11, 2006, American women handcuffed and chained themselves to the Afghan Embassy in Washington, DC to protest against Hamid Karzai's oppressive government. A spokeswoman stated that this was "just the start of demonstrations against the Afghan Embassy in Washington to protest President Karzai's illegal imprisonment of innocent Americans and treatment of Afghan women."

911 Truth Movement Demo in Westwood (tags)

The 911 Truth Movement is growing as increasing numbers of people are losing trust with this nation's state sponsored corporate media.

"Lynch Mob" Attacks Mosque (tags)

Churches and anti-fascist counterprotestors banded together today to defend a local mosque from right-wing hate-mongering.

World Can't Wait -- National Organizing Meetings (tags)

Los Angeles joins cities across the US in making plans for October 5.

Chicago Mother's Struggle AGainst Deportation reaches Los Angeles! (tags)

JOIN ELVIRA ARELLANO’S STRUGGLE YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A RECEPTION FOR 7-year Old SAUL ARELLANO

Maywood Stops the Invasion (tags)

Residents of Maywood team up with area protestors to defend their city and drive Save Our State out.

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.

KPFK: 9/11 TRUTH MOVEMENT. (tags)

research and investigations raising serious questions concerning what the American people have been told about 911.

Gran March Laboral / Labor Day March for Immigrant Rights (tags)

Support is growing for the labor day march for immigrant rights. The following is an announcement about a press conference of women from different walks of life supporting the march, taking place today.

Dark Alliance & Gary Webb (tags)

Gary Webb’s “Dark Alliance” Returns to the Internet After an Arduous Journey, the Historic Document About U.S.-Sponsored Narco-Trafficking Finds a New Home

Cop Watch LA Website Launched (tags)

Cop Watch Los Angeles has launched our website... It is a website for people to upload articles, and especially their cop watch reports, video, pictures, and audio from their community cop watch patrols...

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.

Jim Gilchrist coming to L.A. this Saturday (tags)

TOGETHER, let's let Gov. Arnold and the attendees know how much loyal, law-abiding citizens support our own courageous JIM GILCHRIST, Founder of the MINUTEMAN PROJECT (MMP) and all the great patriots who support his efforts to enforce OUR laws, secure OUR borders and protect OUR families.

Action Alert: Protect Farm Workers, Health, and Environment - Stop SB 1056 (tags)

Urge State Senators in Los Angeles to vote "NO" on SB 1056 - the "Monsanto Seed Preemption Bill". Timely action is needed to support California’s working farmers, community health, and environment.

LAPD & LAFD HARASSMENT (tags)

After reporting this to Internal Affairs, it was kicked back to the Hooper Heliport for investigation. Given the fact that the Captain is one of the men involved, I hardly feel they can conduct an unbias investigation.

COPWATCH LOS ANGELES WEBSITE LAUNCHED! (tags)

CWLA has just launched it's website, come check us out!!!

Support needed for the South Central Farm activists in L.A. (tags)

Support needed for the South Central Farm activists in L.A.

Soma: an anarchist therapy (tags)

Soma is a documentary about a group therapy in Brazil which incorporates capoeira, Wilhelm Reich, and anarchism.

LA Welcomes Haitian Women Activists (tags)

Haitian activists Ginette Apollon and Rea Dol, in LA as part of their first visit to California, discuss the situation on the ground following the election of René Preval as President of Haiti and what are the demands of the grassroots.

EVERY DROP COUNTS: FIRST ANNUAL ‘FRIENDS OF AVALON BAY’ CONCERT BENEFIT - AUGUST 27, 2006 (tags)

Water quality, maintenance and conservation are the focus as Friends of Avalon Bay launch first-ever concert benefit, August 27th, 2006

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.

SEP California campaign: Elections board declares nearly one half of signatures invalid (tags)

The Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office announced on August 8 its determination that of the nearly 7,600 signatures collected by the Socialist Equality Party through July 25 to place John Burton on the ballot for US Congress from California’s 29th Congressional District, only 4,000 are valid. This ruling is flagrantly antidemocratic, because it involves the rejection of hundreds of signatures of legally registered voters in the district. If it stands, it will make much more difficult the effort to collect by the August 11 deadline the 8,442 signatures of registered voters required to place Burton on the ballot.

Internal Strife at SOS – Part II (tags)

While Save Our State and the Minutemen have seemingly been enjoying an upswing in momentum lately certain factors have become apparent that may point to a change. Following the July 8th police beatings of anti-Minutemen protestors and the subsequent giddy elation displayed by the Minutemen and SOS in the face of such violence, certain factors have come into play which highlight the authoritarian nature of Save Our State and the fact that some of the rank-and-file may get burned by the leadership very soon.

LA City Council flushs First Amendment down the toilet (tags)

Ratcheting up restraints on public comment, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved new rules of ''decorum'' designed to squelch offensive and disruptive behavior at council meetings, ranging from foul language and racial slurs to singing, whistling, foot-stamping and other boisterous conduct.

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..

Are the Filipinos Really United? (tags)

This year, the 4th year commemoration of the Historic Filipinotown district on August 5, 2006 will take the form of the traditional Pilipino “Pistahan “(Community Feast ) in a common Filipino town. Different community as well as private entities have lined-up different program of activities. They will be the sites of the different events that will last the whole day.

Los Angeles losing federal AIDS funding! - CRITICAL INFORMATION!!!! (tags)

Los Angeles County has been flat-funded or getting dwindling funds for HIV and HIV prevention over the past 6 years. At this point, the funds that we are applying for are absolutely inadequate, and the ramifications for people living with, or at risk for HIV infection or AIDS are deadly serious. The implications of the Ryan White Modernization of the CARE Act are potentially devastating to people living with HIV in LA.

Lt. Governor Candidate: No Tunnel, No Quarry (tags)

Stewart Alexander, Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, is opposing two projects being planned for west Riverside County; a ten mile tunnel that will move traffic beneath the Cleveland National Forest and the Santa Ana Mountains, and a quarry that is being planned near the boarder of Riverside and San Diego County. Alexander says these two projects are the results of irresponsible planning that will cause long term damage to our environment and will have a negative impact on the lives of millions of Californians.

L.A. Child Protection: Children Who Are Forbidden To Cry (tags)

Beating kids stops crying. What a statement, eh? You would think beating children would make them cry. But if the beatings are severe enough, they make children NOT cry. We see this in concentration camps, in war, in child protection institutions and foster care...

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.

Nike Just Does it Again (tags)

Students and community to hold demonstration and press briefing in response to Nike’s actively shutting down its non-sweatshop factories

Alexander Visits Santa Barbara, Ventura (tags)

The Peace and Freedom Party Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, Stewart Alexander, continues to take his campaign to the people; recently reaching tens of thousands in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Oxnard. Alexander says, “My message is simple, give 38 million Californians a voice in government to oppose the Iraq War, reduce gasoline prices, bringing back free college education, and ending Schwarzenegger’s term in office.”

VIDEO: Pro-war Rally in Los Angeles (tags)

LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2006 - An estimated 7,000 people attended a pro-war rally in the Fairfax District today.

You Can Count on Villaraigosa (tags)

Mayor, You have some splainin to do!

Pro-Lebanese Protest in LA (tags)

Pro-Lebanese, Palestinian and Pro-Israelis Protests in Los Angeles, Californa on Sunday, July 23, 2006

NO SOMOS EL U.S ARMY (tags)

Raza Students continue to say “No Somos El U.S. Army, NO to the Occupation of Iraq, and NO to troops on the border!"

Counter demo to pro Israel rally : sunday- july 23 @ 4pm (tags)

Counter demonstration to pro-Israel rally at 4 pm Sunday July 23rd, at the SouthWest corner of the SanVicente/Wilshire intersection.

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.

South Central Farmers and International Supporters Prepared for Judge to Rule on Facts of (tags)

outh Central Farmers and International Supporters Prepared for Judge to Rule on Facts of the Law Daryl Hannah, Farmers and their supporters express hope for victory and vision for a healthy future of Los Angeles

Remembering Michael ZinZun (tags)

Remembering Michael Zinzun

Asheville Global Report interviews Sherman Austin (tags)

sherman austin served one year in federal prison after he was charged with "distribution" of explosives information. The website that he founded, Raisethefist.com, didn't contain any information on explosives — a link from his site to another website contained the information, the distribution of which austin was prosecuted for. Since his release in September 2004, he has been serving three years probation.

Protest war criminal Tony Blair visit to LA, August 1 (tags)

War criminal Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is coming to Los Angeles this August 1

LA Based Pandemic Studios Creates Videogame with Venezuela Invasion Theme (tags)

"Mercenaries 2: World in Flames," created by Los Angeles based Pandemic/Bioware Studios, simulates a mercenary invasion of Venezuela in the year 2007. Pandemic is a subcontractor for the US Army and CIA funded Institute for Creative Technologies, which uses Hollywood techniques to mount war simulations in California's high desert in order to conduct military training. "Mercenaries 2: World in Flames" simulates destruction in downtown Caracas, and promises to leave no part of Venezuela untouched.

Michael Zinzun Presente! (tags)

WE MUST GIVE OUR BROTHER COMRADE A HOMEGOING THAT WILL BE RMEMBERED UNTIL THE END OF TIME!

Seeds of Hope, Seeds of War: Race, Class and the Battle for the South Central Farm (Final) (tags)

The world is literally watching. Media worldwide have covered the case of the South Central Farm, the largest urban garden in the United States, the efforts of the city's elites to drive the farmers from the land, and the farmer's remarkable resistance. On June 13th, the County moved to evict, concentrating a massive police presence in the area to uproot the resistor's encampment on the land. The South Central Farm arose from the ashes of the 1992 Los Angeles rebellion, and stands as a symbol of hope to millions. Despite the eviction, the struggle continues, with a court hearing this week challenging the City's sale of the land to a private developer. When the Los Angeles City Council sold the 14 acre plot called the South Central Farm to developer Ralph Horowitz, they sold land they didn’t own.

Derrick Jensen Green Scare Benefit (tags)

Fanning the Flames of Resistance A benefit for those resisting the Green Scare ...featuring Derrick Jensen

ANTI-RACIST ACTION (tags)

ANTI-RACIST ACTION - Southern California Regional Gathering

Dumb ass LA cop lets his 3 year old son shoot him! (tags)

Now if your son or my son got the gun and shot someone we would be charged with several crimes. Will this cop be charged with a crime? Probably not!!!! They never are.

Horowitz Watchman Brutalizes Farm Supporter Days Before Hearing (tags)

Horowitz Watchman Brutalizes Farm Supporter Days Before Hearing Recovery of South Central Farmers' Personal and Religious Objects Denied

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.

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”

Women, Autonomy & Creating a Caring Economy in Venezuela (tags)

Support for the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela continues to grow, including in Los Angeles where grassroots communities gathered June 24 for a public event on Women, Autonomy & Creating a Caring Economy in Venezuela.

Solidarity from Canada for the South Central Farmers' (tags)

Solidarity from Canada: Never Give Up! We live in a time of great crisis, in which the very life support systems of the planet are under threat. South Central Farms offers a model that needs to be replicated everywhere, a model of restoration, of healing both the land and the human community, of urban sustainability, of possibility in a place where possibility is precious and rare.

Press Conference to Denounce LAPD Brutality (tags)

Say No to Police Brutality Against Immigrant Rights Protestors in Hollywood

(English) Atenco Sends Solidarity to South Central Farm w/ fotos (tags)

"From the love arising from the fiery edge of the machete" (see also fotos of Atenco receiving Seeds from SC Farmers, T-shirts after presentation about FArm in San Salvador ATenco)

USA in Reverse – Fourth of July, Los Angeles 2006 (tags)

The rising tide of fascism: anti-immigrant, racists march in Fourth of July Parade.

Santa Cruz Solidarity With South Central Farmers (tags)

Solidarity with the South Central Farm

MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY FROM VENEZUELA WITH THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS (tags)

Statement of solidarity from Venezuela with the South Central Farmers obtained through a transmission made between Los Angeles and two Venezuelan radios: Radio Nacional , and radio YVKE/MUNDIAL as part of the international solidarity events to take place between July 7 and July 10, 2006.

COP WATCH REPORT: police, destruction, and fires at South Central Farms (tags)

Police , bulldozing , fires , at the South Central Farms.

Public Forum on the Southwest Museum (article and transcript) (tags)

On July 1st, The Southwest Museum closed. The Autry National Center, which owns it, claims the future of the museum is secure, while Friends of the Southwest Museum is concerned about the lack of a concrete plan and whether or not relocating parts of the museum to Griffith Park is necessarily the best scenario. The lack of a tangible plan as well as a claimed scarcity of public input has fueled suspicion by the Coalition as to the owner’s true motive.

‘LIFE & TIMES’ EXAMINES IMMIGRATION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (tags)

“Life & Times Immigration Special” will look at the debate over a seven-hundred-mile border fence, the impact of the massive street demonstrations, the anti-immigration measure launched in San Bernardino, what it takes to become legal in the U.S. and the perspective of Blacks and non-Latino immigrants.

Jan Perry's Mean Streak (tags)

For the last 3 years Jan Perry has attempted to thumb the South Central Farmers, but it appears that they have really brought out the true nature of the "Shirley Temple Black" of the City Council.

SCFs have won the political dialectic! (tags)

“First, they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi

South Central Farmers International Solidarity Days (July 7-10) (tags)

CALL TO ACTION Support the South Central Farmers! Save the South Central Farm & Support Small Farms Worldwide! South Central Farm International Solidarity Days July 7-10 “You are never strong enough that you don't need help.” - Cesar Chavez

UPDATE: July 5th, 1pm: Farm Supporters Dragged Out, Arrested (tags)

URGENT! As of 1pm, farm supporters are being dragged out of the farm and arrested for practicing civil disobedience to stop the bulldozers. Community members needed at farm to witness and stop this injustice!

Bulldozers Move In to Destroy the South Central Farm!!! (tags)

Bulldozers Move In to Destroy the South Central Farm!!!

9/11 Con in LA (tags)

American Scholars Symposium http://americanscholarsymposium.org http://infowars.com

Vota en "La Otra Consulta Mexicana de Los Angeles" AHORA (tags)

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South Central Farmers Parade Saturday, 1 p.m. (tags)

July 12 Trial To Contest Legality of Sale To Horowitz – Media To Cover Event South Central Farmers and Supporters Host Westside Parade This Saturday, 1 p.m.

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!

Watsonville Brown Berets in Solidarity with South Central Farmers (tags)

The Watsonville Chapter of the Brown Berets has made a special trip to Los Angeles this week to provide support to the South Central Farmers. Uploaded is an interview with Tomas of the Brown Berets

SCF Farmers Market and Music Extravaganza Sunday (tags)

Julia Butterfly Hill Returns As Farmers and Supporters Maintain Vision For Saving The Farm

All Eyes on San Bernardino (tags)

Xenophobic measure will affect more than just the undocumented

It’s Time to Fire Congressman David Dreier and Hire Cynthia Matthews (tags)

The stage is set in California’s 26th Congressional District to fire right wing conservative GOP representative David Dreier and replace the 13-term incumbent with Democratic nominee Cynthia Rodriquez Matthews. In 2004 she came within less than 10% of defeating David Dreier, one of the most highly funded GOP members of the House. She spent only $35,000 compared to Dreier’s $3.5 million. She hopes for victory in 2006.

Press Conference June 22 10:00 (tags)

Press Conference to protest the Iraqi war will be held at Rep. Berman's district office on Thurs, June 22, 10:30am at 14546 Hamlin Street, Van Nuys, CA. 91411. Contacts: Rebecca Gonzalez-Tobias (310) 916-8888, Michael Jay (818) 783-6684

Joaquin Cienfuegos: Report from Mexico City 06/18 and Atenco 06/19/06 (tags)

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The Language of Life: Reflections on the South Central Farm (tags)

"...The root cause of the problems that threaten life on earth is the concept of land title acquired and maintained by force. Since modern civilization is based on this concept, it does not hold the key to peace." - Hopi Elder Martin Gashweseoma

Joaquin Cienfuegos: Live from the Struggle in Mexico – Days 1 and 2 (tags)

The following is a correspondence from Joaquin Cienfuegos, traveling throughout Mexico reporting on the struggles on the streets, the anarchist movement, the Other Campaign, the Zapatista’s, and the over all radical climate that is building. More updates to come. All messages are free for broad distribution and will be sent across the net. Please forward, and let this be an inspiration to a growing movement in North America towards internationalism.

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.

Police launch eye-in-the-sky technology above Los Angeles (tags)

Police launched the future of law enforcement into the smoggy Los Angeles sky in the form of a drone aircraft, bringing technology most commonly associated with combat zones to urban policing.

Navajo says evictions of farmers from urban farm sends a message (tags)

" Klee Benally, Navajo from Arizona, was at South Central Farm and said the creation of this oasis - an urban garden - and the arrests and evictions should send a signal to Indian country and the nation. "

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.

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

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

FATHER'S DAY protest at Mayor's Mansion (tags)

PROTEST THE MAYOR OF LOS ANGLES, BRING YOUR KIDS!

3/25 Coalition Western Regional Conference on Immigration (tags)

March 25th Coalition Western Regional Conference

Santa Cruz, CA actions in solidarity with South Central Farmers (tags)

In the days following Tuesday's police raid on the South Central Farm, many people in Santa Cruz have learned of the recent turn of events in LA and expressed their outrage and concern through awareness-raising direct action.

SCF solidarity from Santa Cruz (tags)

At 8:30 am Friday morning, demonstrators staged a blockade at a central Santa Cruz intersection (at Laurel St. & Mission St/Hwy 1) as a gesture of solidarity with the hundreds of families who lost their land in Tuesday's forced eviction of the South Central Farm in Los Angeles. Holding signs both large and small, the 30 or so demonstrators blocked traffic at the intersection with A-frames, a stray sofa, and at least four dumpsters rolled in from nearby businesses. Flyers explaining the legacy of the Farm were distributed to the delayed drivers with responses ranging from enthusiastic interest to violent threats. No one was injured, nor were any citations or arrests made during the action.

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

All the Farm Stories (tags)

This is a collection of all the local newswire stories about the SCF, so far.

Messages from the Occupation (tags)

what some those who are defending the Farm want to say

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.

EFFECTIVE WAY TO PROTEST FARM EVICTION (tags)

Picketing on foot at the Farm is ineffective.

Statement on Farm from Tezozomoc (tags)

South Central Farmers June 13, 2006 Greetings!

Minuteman and Undoc Family Paired in TV Reality Show (tags)

TV Reality Show Pairs a Member of the Minuteman Group and a Family of Illegal Immigants

Emergency Alert: Police Evicting South Central Farmers - Take Action (tags)

The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition is calling on all progressive people to mobilize support for the South Central Farm. If you can come to the Farm, please protest the unjust eviction of the Farmers today.

The Farm is under Siege!! Mobilize to the Farm (tags)

Arrests have already been made. It is still unconfirmed but there are also reports that a protester was carried out on a stretche. Bulldozer positioned nearby have began breaking through the fences.

S o u t h C e n t r a l F a r m: It takes a community to fight development (tags)

Saturday June 10th, 2006 - 7pm - candlelight vigil - DAY 19 of the encampment to defend the farm: 200 supporters sang, ate, marched, prayed, and stood in unity to resist forced eviction and keep watch against police raids. Located at 41st and Alameda, the 19 block/14-acre of the threatened South Central urban garden farm is under threat by developer Ralph Horowitz. The ransom is 16.5 million to 20 million.

My letter to the Mayor about the farm (tags)

The city of Los Angeles has a solemn legal and moral responsibility to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its residents. That responsibility demands the city's immediate intervention on behalf of the South Central Farm.

Christopher Street West Parade This Sunday (tags)

OUR AGENDA: LOVE, EQUALITY, PRIDE This year’s Christopher Street West Parade will take place this Sunday, June 11th at 11:00 a.m. along Santa Monica Blvd. from Crescent Heights Blvd. to Robertson Blvd.

T. Hayes, KKK, and other Facist (tags)

Ongoing and Upcoming Facists actions in Califas. Note Saturday June 17th and 18th. Media slut Ted Hayes & Co. will gather in downtown. The 21st Century Ku Klux Klan ride will be in town that weekend also.

Farmers Say Talks Are On With Developer (tags)

From the Farmers Press Release:

The Developer vs. the Nation's Largest Urban Farm (tags)

The Battle for South Central Farm By RALPH NADER

March with ANSWER in LA's LGBT Pride Parade (tags)

Be a part of the struggle for LGBT equality and against war and racism. March in LA's Pride Parade this Sunday!

As Immigrants Strike, Truckers Shut Down Nation's Largest Port (tags)

By Chris Kutalik - June 2006

Help Save South Central Farm (Los Angeles) and Create Global Humanitarian Relief (tags)

Here is the PLAN: http://ABC4All.net/plan.htm What can you do? Just go here: http://www.southcentralfarmers.com/ and there are a lot of actions you can take including calling the developer and requesting that he cooperate with this plan. He can be a hero!

Delgadillo’s Problems May be Much Bigger Than Deceiving the Public (tags)

LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2006 -- Making multiple false claims to the public about his past and committing perjury in 2001 about his qualification on an application for his present job may just be the tip of a huge iceberg for the LAPD-endorsed Delgadillo.

El Campo Continúa: Visitors and Visitations (tags)

"Negotiations" with the sheriffs, more celebs, and daily life. All to save the South Central Farm.

Let There Be Peace (tags)

Speech presented by Alexander Yoo, Executive Director of GenderQueer Revolution (www.genderqueerrevolution.org) at the 2004 Transgender Day of Remembrance in Los Angeles

Raza Si!! Tropas NO!! (tags)

The Coordinadora Estudiantil de la Raza rallied and held a press conference to denounce the deployment of US Troops to the border and to iniciate a campaign against JROTC/Military in public schools.

HIV/AIDS - 25 Years and Counting (tags)

Telling Our Stories: HIV/AIDS - 25 Years & Counting

Grassroots on Fire in 36th Congressional District (tags)

In the 36th Congressional race, challenger Marcy Winograd wins the endorsement of the influential West Los Angeles Democratic Club over six-term incumbent, Jane Harman, by a nearly 3-1 margin!!!

FRSC: Interview with John Quigley at the South Central Farm (tags)

John Quigley is one of several people working to protect the South Central Farm in Los Angeles by occupying a large old walnut tree in the farm. On Wednesday night, May 31st, John was the guest of Ms M. on her Free Radio Santa Cruz show, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Listen to the interview for background information on the South Central Farm and the latest news in the struggle to save the farm. (22:05 minutes / 10.2 MB)

No Soy el U.S. Army (tags)

No Troops at the Border! Protest at Roybal Federal Bldg. 255 Temple St. Los Angeles at 5pm June 1st. Thursday, called by the CER: Coordinadora Estudiantil de la Raza

Los Angeles Sentinel Endorses Paparian for Congress in 29th (tags)

The largest and oldest black-owned newspaper on the west coast has endorsed a Green for Congress in the San Gabriel Valley, giving the nod to former Pasadena Mayor Bill Paparian over the Democrat incumbent.

Encampment at the Farm – Day 8 (tags)

Monday, 5-29-06 - Encampment at the South Central Farm – Day 8

Useful contacts for Jail Solidarity (tags)

Here is some information for those providing support to the farmers and their families in the event of forced evictions:

Hoy Atenco, Manana SouthCentral FArm (tags)

!Se ha visto, se ha escuchado: La Otra del Otro Lado ha despegado!!!!!

My Adventure Presenting Animal Rights Philosophy to the FBI (tags)

The FBI paid me to fly to the Washington D.C. area to lecture law enforcement executives and managers from around the world about animal rights philosophy.

Sunday at the Farm (tags)

Strengthening community ties to SAVE THE FARM

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Candidate for State Attorney General Position Committed Perjury (tags)

LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2006 – According to newly discovered public records, Rockard John Delgadillo, the candidate running for California Attorney General against Jerry Brown in June 6, 2006 primary election committed felony perjury six years ago when he falsely certified himself to be a qualified candidate for the job of City Attorney for Los Angeles.

2nd Los Angeles Historic Filipinotown Flores De Mayo Festival May 27, 2006- A Success (tags)

The Historic Filipinotown residents and organizations marked the centenary of the Filipino workers migration to the United States in 2006 with a successful 2nd Mayflower Festival (Flores De Mayo) last Saturday, May 27 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles.

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

Green Party of California Press Release

SOUTH CENTRAL FARM: Sheriffs expected to attempt evictions tomorrow at daybreak, Sat. morn (tags)

SOUTH CENTRAL FARM: Sheriffs expected to attempt evictions tomorrow at daybreak, Sat. Morning May 27.

Farmers to be evicted by??? (tags)

Tezo says reason to beleive farmers will be evicted

ANSWER-LA Summer Internships - Apply Today (tags)

Become an intern with the ANSWER Coalition in Los Angeles this summer. Help build the independent people's movement against war and racism and for immigrant rights!

NOON: Protest Atenco / Support the Farm (tags)

PROTEST ATENCO / WEAR GREEN TO SUPPORT THE FARM

Historic Filipinotown Flores De Mayo Festival May 27, “Philippine Idol” - April Boy Regino (tags)

The Historic Filipinotown residents and organizations will commemorate the centenary of the Filipino workers migration to the United States in 2006 with the holding of the 2nd annual Historic Filipinotown Mayflower Festival (Flores De Mayo) on Saturday, May 27 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles. Philippine Idol- the famous singer-April Boy Regino who is in Los Angeles for his show was invited to perform during the festival.

VIDEO: Julia Butterfly Hill - Tree Sit (tags)

Uploaded is video of Julia Butterfly Hill climbing up ropes to begin a permanent encampment in the trees of the South Central Farm.

Cop Watch Report on the South Central Farm (tags)

Reports from the Vigil at Antonio Villaraigosa's house on Tuesday May 16th, 2006 and the benefit concert at the South Central Farm on Friday May 19th 2006. Police intimidate the community and Prepare to Attack.

Anti-Racist Protestors Defeat the Minutmen in LA (tags)

More than 300 anti-racist protestors confront the racist Minutemen in downtown Los Angeles. Amnesty for all!

AT WORK: THE ART OF CALIFORNIA LABOR (tags)

Opening Reception Saturday June 17, 2006 7:00-10:00 p.m

Activist clash with Minuteman Project (tags)

Two protesters including a well known Chicano activist was arrested in Downtown, Los Angeles during a confrontation with members of the volunteer border patrol the Minuteman Project.

The Minutemen in Los Angeles (tags)

The Minutemen in Los Angeles, Anti-immigrant and pro-immigrant protests in Los Angeles, May 21, 2006

Two DAys Left! (tags)

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

SOS Thread on May 21 Demo (tags)

It is not impossible that Joe Turner has hired someone smart enough to put an IP sniffer on www.saveourstate.org This thread enables shy folk to read SOS worry free.

Hope Springs . . . at the South Central Farm (tags)

Last month, the Trust for Public Land negotiated purchase option with developer Ralph Horowitz that depended on the City coming up with a $5M match for $6M raised by the South Central Farm. Five days ago, the City reneged on the deal. Friday, with three days left, the Farmers and their supporters, ever hopeful, demanded that Mayor Villaraigosa step up to support the Farm.

Middle East Policy Forum in Manhattan Beach (tags)

Marcy Winograd, Congressional Candidate in the 36th District, is joined by authors Gore Vidal and Robert Dreyfuss at a community forum on US Middle East policy

Running Down the Walls (tags)

5k run for Political Prisoners this Sunday!

MASS STUDENT PROTEST AGAINST RACIST MINUTEMEN (tags)

MASS STUDENT PROTEST AGAINST RACIST MINUTEMEN SUNDAY MAY 21 @ 10:00AM @ L.A. City Hall (then march through Broadway until we get to Olympic & Broadway) IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES STUDENTS 4 MIGRANT RIGHTS COALITION

Protest Racist Minutemen in Downtown LA - Sun, May 21, 11 am (tags)

This Sunday, the racist Minutemen are marching through downtown LA. Join progressive, pro-immigrant organizations to protest against them. Also, participate in informational community leafletting.

Green Party endorses three candidates (tags)

Green Party of Los Angeles County makes endorsements

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

Press Release by the Green Party of Los Angeles County

Urgent Action Alert! Actions Against Minutemen/Ted Hayes in Downtown L.A. Sun 5/21! (tags)

Call to Action! - 1) Call City Council/LA Police Commission why they approved the Minutemen's March Permit? 2) Mobilize Activist/Community to Turn the Back on Racist Minutemen on 5/21!

S. Central Farmers' Actions this Week (tags)

The South Central Farmers and their supporters are gearing up for busy week of actions to 'save the farm' . The South Central Farm, at 14-acres, is believed to be the largest urban farm in the U.S., and thrives in one of the poorest areas of the country.

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

Leonardo DiCaprio Joins Fight to Save the South Central Farm (tags)

Known as the largest urban farm in the country, South Central Farm provides food and sustenance to some of the most underserved residents in Los Angeles. "The farm," says DiCaprio, "holds a remarkable array of biodiversity and, because of its size, functions as a carbon sink, a natural environment that stores more carbon than it releases into the atmosphere, and this helps reduce global warming. We have to start acknowledging that every action counts."

Running Down the Walls (tags)

5k Run/Walk for US Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War Run for their lives!

5/14 Urgent Action Alert! A Call for A National Immigrant Solidarity Movement! (tags)

The Upcoming Battle Against Anti-Immigrant Legislation, And A Call for A National Immigrant Solidarity Movement

The Raping of the Los Angeles Artist District (tags)

The Los Angeles Artist District is quickly being picked apart and may soon be gone completely if developers like Michael Shannon of the newly formed corporation 2121 Lofts Operating Company, LLC get there way.

9/11 Truth symposium to be held in LA (tags)

Major New 9/11 Truth Symposium Coming To L.A. Features Alex Jones, Professor Steven Jones, Former Star Wars Head Bob Bowman, Dylan Avery & Others

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.

Don White speaks on Latin America's struggle for social justice - MONDAY MAY 8 at CSULA (tags)

Veteran activist Don White will give a presentation on the upsurge in Latin American movements for democracy and socialism, and what it may mean for us.

Protest at Wal Mart in response to Repression, death and brutality of Flower vendors near (tags)

Running Down the Walls is Back (tags)

LA-ABCF will be hosting a 5k run to raise funds for Political Prisoners and the NPVM sponsored program, Growing Healthy. We ask for everyone to come out and celebrate our struggle for freedom!

Los Angeles: empoderamiento latino entre caos racial (tags)

Las recientes marchas por los derechos de los inmigrantes en Estados Unidos son imprescindibles, pero detrás de ellas hay aún un grave desconcierto interracial por resolver. Hace falta una ideología unificadora de las diferencias entre las etnias, entre las razas, por encima de sus inclinaciones sociales, culturales, económicas.

Report back: Troqueros May Day strike shuts down port (tags)

Uploaded is an interview with one of the attorneys representing the Troqueros. Also are some photos from the day.

Minutemen - Enforcers of Death on the Border & Promoters of Racist Hatred (tags)

By Luciente Zamora

The U.S. government is enforcing, and trying to pass even worse laws that force immigrants even deeper into the shadows by criminalizing undocumented people and denying them basic services.

Alongside this increasing, inhumane repression, the powers-that-be are promoting an anti-immigrant, nativist, fascist movement throughout the U.S. This vigilante movement is persecuting and hunting down immigrants along the border region, and has also been organizing forces in major cities like Los Angeles and Chicago and counties throughout Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Among this fascist nativist movement, the Minutemen have emerged as a prominent vigilante group that has been gaining notoriety and legitimacy as expert guests on reactionary news channels like Fox and other mainstream media outlets like CNN.

Enrique Morones, whose group the Border Angels puts water through the desert for migrants, has been actively speaking out against the Minutemen and other vigilantes like Ranch Rescue, American Patrol, the Barnett Brothers, among others. Morones says that although the Minutemen are not an organization of thousands, as they often claim, the Minutemen and the increased militarization of the border are responsible for an increase in migrant deaths.

In a phone interview with Revolution, Morones said, “Before Operation Gatekeeper, which was implemented in 1994, there was one estimated death along the border every month. Since then, an estimated 4,000 people have died trying to cross the border.” He told Revolution that 4,000 bodies have been accounted for, but that the realistic number might be considerably higher, “possibly as much as 10,000 deaths.”

It is difficult to measure the exact numbers because while some skeletons and scattered bones are found in the desert, many of the deceased bodies are never found.

The implications of the immigrant demonstrations for the class struggle in America (tags)

The demonstrations, strikes and boycotts by immigrant workers in cities across the United States are an indication of a sharpening of the class struggle, both in the US and internationally. Literally millions took to the streets May 1 in cities from Los Angeles to New York, Miami to Seattle and scores of towns in between. This mass protest movement, which has been building since March, is without precedent in both its size and its national scope.

Wilshire Immigration march video (tags)

4 minute video of the Immigration march on Wilshire in Los Angeles on May 1, 2006.

18 Days Left to Save The South Central Farm (tags)

There are only 18 days left to fundraise for the Purchase of the South Central Farm. If the money is not raised Horrowitz has already gotten the court order to begin eviction as soon as this purchase option fails. He has more interest in having fail because he stands to make up to 25 million dollars if he sells the land to other developers.

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.

Hundred of Thousand at LA noon time March (tags)

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS MARCH FOR MIGRANTS RIGHTS Downtown Los Angeles was completely closed down as marchers demand for legalization

FROM E.LA TO OLVERA STREET NO BUSINESS AS USUAL (tags)

From East Los Angeles to Historic Olvera Street and Chinatown Stores Shut Their Doors to commerce.

Troqueros Huelga – Truckers Strike (tags)

Uploaded is an interview with Ernesto Nevarez, a community member helped to rally community support for the Troqueros and their strike.

USA, Day of Action, Los Angeles, May 1, 2006 (tags)

USA, Day of Action, Los Angeles, May 1, 2006

Solidarity from Ireland. Images of Mayday march for worker's right in LA (tags)

Indymedia Ireland's Los Angeles correspondent took in the powerful sights of the Macarthur Park/ Wilshire / La Brea march

May Day 2006 - We Have Made History! And the Next Step (tags)

Today was one of the most important days in U.S. history: tens of millions of immigrants, activists and allies in over 200 cities from across the country chose to skip work, school, and the normal daily routine to participate in "A Day Without Immigrants."

May 1st: Demand Genuine Legalization and Dignity and Respect for All Wo (tags)

Kick Off Rally for May 1st March at 3pm: This year, MIWON is hosting the kick off rally for the Los Angeles May 1st march. For the past five years, MIWON has sponsored an action on May 1st to draw attention to low- wage workers’ rights and to demand genuine legalization as a step towards fair treatment of all workers.

March from Historic Filipinotown (Beverly-Temple Corridor) Los Angeles to Macarthur Park ( (tags)

March from Historic Filipinotown (Beverly-Temple Corridor) Los Angeles to Macarthur Park (7th/Wilshire St.) on May 1 We, in the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) and People’s CORE call on all immigrant rights advocates, all immigrants and everyone who loves freedom to go all out for the May 1 Great American Boycott – A Day Without ImmigrantsLet us march together From Historic Filipinotown to Macarthur Park on Monday, May 1 at 2:00 PM

Discrimination not illegal immigrants fuels Black job crisis (tags)

Dumping the blame for the chronic job crisis of young, poor Black men on illegal immigration stokes the passions and hysteria of immigration reform opponents, but it also lets employers off the hook for discrimination. And it's easy to see how that could happen.

MMP diablolic plans at Leimert Park (tags)

Minuteman Caravan to Kick-Off in Downtown Los Angeles, L.A. rally to highlight job losses in African-American Community

Celebrate International Worker’s Day! (tags)

Join MIWON, the Multi-Ethnic Immigrant Organizing Network, as we celebrate International Worker’s Day and rally together with workers and community supporters to fight the recent legislative attacks on immigrants.

A CALL TO ALL FILIPINOS AND IMMIGRANTS OF ALL NATIONALITIES TO UNITE TO DEFEND IMMIGRANT R (tags)

The Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR), a multi-ethnic alliance of immigrant rights advocates in Los Angeles, calls on the Filipino American community to march shoulder to shoulder with their Latino brothers and sisters and come out in force on May 1, 2006. Rallyists will assemble at Broadway and Olympic St at 12:00 PM and march to the City Hall and at 7th and Wilshire St. (MacArthur Park) to La Brea in Los Angeles.

May Day 2006! (tags)

Los Angeles Takes the Day Off!

South Los Angeles Unites for Immigrant Rights (tags)

African American and Latino Leaders Endorse Unified South LA Delegation for May 1st March

Muslim Americans to join May 1st immigration marches nationwide (tags)

Upload in two parts is a phone interview with Edina Lekovic of the Muslim Public Affairs Council

L.A. Organizers Denounce Black Minuteman (tags)

Wave Newspapers, News Report, Gene Johnson Jr., Apr 27, 2006

STOP THE ATTACK ON STUDENTS SKIPPING SCHOOL (tags)

The attack on students skipping school to engage in political activism, needs to Stop. Democratic principals have never occurred with youth behind desks. From the Popular movement to the Civil Rights movement, youth have always maintained an active role in standing against injustices. And our duty as responsible adults in their lives, is to stand beside them, or at least get out of the way, before casting another stone.

Frank Gehry and LA’s New Downtown (tags)

Photo by Frank Gehry Partners. The future of downtown Los Angeles? Billionaire real estate developers have unveiled a plan to "remake" downtown Los Angeles. Artist Mark Vallen gives us the details. Reprinted from Vallen's weblog: www.art-for-a-change.com/blog (Tuesday, April 25, 2006).

For May Day and Beyond: White People Step Up for Immigrant Rights (tags)

Open Letter to White Communities.

Regarding Ted Hayes and 'Black' Minutemen (tags)

"The earth was created by the assistance of the sun, and it should be left as it was... The country was made without lines of demarcation, and it is no man's business to divide it..." --Chief Joseph, NEZ PERCE

4/25: May 1 "A Day Without Immigrant" Strike/Boycott: Over 100 events at 60+ cit (tags)

As of April 24th, we have over 100 events at 60+ cities for the May 1st mobilization listed at our calendar!

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."

Mexican Concentration Camps (tags)

How will the American government deport 4 million illegal immigrants?

Death Threats Made Against L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa and CA LT GOV Bustamonte, Says GOV (tags)

"There's something very important that I need to speak to my fellow Californians about," Said Gov. Schwarzenegger to reporters at a news conference held in his office today.

Cindy Sheehan-Marcy Winograd Rally April 25 (tags)

Rally to support Marcy Winograd. She's running against "Bush Democrat" Jane Harman.

THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND SECURES OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)

After a contentious three-year land-use battle that made news around the world, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) has secured an opportunity to save the Farm.

Governor Joins Struggle Against Teachers (tags)

Stewart Alexander, candidate for lieutenant governor, oppose Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s move to take control of the LAUSD and says he fully support the position of the teachers, district officials and the unions on this important issue.

Tax Deductible Donation to Save the South Central Farm (tags)

We are still under threat of eviction if we don't raise some of the money to help purchase the farm away from Horrorwitz.

What Immigrants Must Learn from the Black Civil Rights Movement ... and Soon (tags)

Un Pueblo Unido

Jane Harman Campaign Violates LA City sign Ordinance. (tags)

West side primary race heating up

Community Response to Mr. Zine (tags)

Community response to the "Angelino of Retribution"

March-Rally of the Youth-Students in (tags)

Full Rights for All Immigrants! Continue the Struggle in Anthony’s Name! Approximately 7,000 youth-students from various nationalities came out into the streets once again to demonstrate their solidarity with the struggle of immigrants to defend their right to live and to work in America.

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.

STUDENTS UP THE ANTE: Amnesty's the new agenda (tags)

Student protestors march on City Hall. "Compromise" is off the table--the word today was "Amnesty."

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.

4/15/06: Gran Marcha Estudiantil, Downtown Los Angeles (tags)

4/15/06: Gran Marcha Estudiantil, Downtown Los Angeles

Minutemen Coming to L.A. (tags)

The minuteklan will be in town tomorrow April 13th, 2006

Black & Brown Unity Summit (tags)

An estimated 100 people gathered for an ethnic unity event entitled: ‘Black and Brown Unity: Towards a Common Agenda’. The event included a panel discussion involving church clergy, college professors, labor organizers, community workers,, and a Santa Monica High School student.

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

Truckers Set to Shut Down LA Harbor on May 1st. (tags)

"Day Without and Immigrant" Spreads to the LA Harbor.

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.

APRIL 10 NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION IN LOS ANGELES (tags)

Thousands in Los angeles demand legalization for immigrants

USA , LOS ANGELES, CA, IMMIGRATION REFORM PROTEST (tags)

Immigration rights demonstrators takes part in a candlelight vigil and procession Monday, April 10, 2006, in downtown Los Angeles. Hundreds of thousands of people demanding U.S. citizenship for illegal immigrants spilled into the streets Monday in dozens of cities from New York to San Diego in some of the most widespread demonstrations since mass protests began around the country last month

FULL IMMIGRANT RIGHTS NOW! SUPPORT APRIL 10 NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION IN LOS ANGELES (tags)

People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) – Los Angeles calls on all immigrants and their advocates to support the National Day of Action, today, April 10 in 61 cities of the United States including our city- Los Angeles The People’s CORE and the CDIR call on all immigrant rights advocates, all immigrants and everyone who loves freedom and go all out for the May 1 Great American Boycott – A Day Without Immigrants and support the April 10 National Mobilization at Placita Olvera, 5:00 PM in downtown Los Angeles Let us all act to stop racism and build a new movement for and in defense of civil rights and human rights that are being trampled in the belly of this capitalist beast.

All out for April 10 National Mobilization (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of veterans, community, youth and students organizations in southern California, commemorates the 64th year of the Fall of Bataan, April 9, 1942. It also calls for total and all out support for the April 10 national mobilization for full immigrants rights on April 10 and May 1.

It's Time To Stop the War--on Immigrants! (tags)

The Senate is torn between welcoming undocumented families and turning them into criminals. Immigrant and immigrant-descent communities, the now-awakened giant, forced the Senate to blink. Actions over the next two weeks will determine what the Senate finally does. And in the interim, the progressive Left needs to stand up in massive numbers.

MAY DAY EMERGENCY ALLIES MEETING (tags)

MIWON would like to invite you to a MAY DAY EMERGENCY ALLIES MEETING next Weds., 5-7 pm at the UCLA Downtown Labor Center.

FORGOTTEN WAR A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION (tags)

An exhibition of photographs by world-renowned VII Photo Agency photographers who recently traveled with Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Democratic Republic of the Congo in order to shed light on the suffering of the Congolese people as . . .

NO TO RACIST COMPROMISES ON THE SENATE’S IMMIGRATION REFORM OVERHAUL BILL: FULL IM (tags)

We, in the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) – Los Angeles and the People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) Immigrant Rights and Social Justice Program (IRSJP), express our indignation and alarm over the compromise that was hammered out in the in the so-called “Immigration Reform Overhaul Bill” in the US Senate today, April 6, 2006. The CDIR and People’s CORE call on all immigrant rights advocates, all immigrants and everyone who loves freedom and go all out for the May 1 Great American Boycott – A Day Without Immigrants. Let us all act to stop racism and build a new movement for and in defense of civil rights and human rights that are being trampled upon in the belly of this capitalist beast. Defend Immigrant Rights, FULL RIGHTS FOR IMMIGRANTS, NOW! #

Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)

Lance Cpl. Felipe D. Sandoval-Flores was killed in the Sunday rollover near Al Asad, according to the DOD.

ACTIVIST TRAINING - DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO SAY TO THE COPS? (tags)

Knowing your rights, what you are required to say to the police should they ask you, what you don’t need to say or allow, how to answer and when to walk away, can make all the difference later should you be arrested and wind up in front of a judge.

March for Zapata in East Los Angeles (tags)

March for Zapata in East Los Angeles Full Rights For All Immigrants! Land, Justice, Liberty and Struggle! Sunday, April 12, 9 am Assemble at corner of Cesar Chavez & Lorena, East LA March to El Parque Mexico

May 1 Call to Action! "A day without an immigrant" Immigrant General Strike! (tags)

"El Gran Paro Americano 2006" "The Great American Boycott 2006" "Un dia sin immigrante" "A day without an immigrant"

JC Outs Himself. Ending Years of Denial He Says "I'm proud to be a Vigilante" (tags)

Founder of the anti-immigrant vigilante group, the Minuteman Project. Says he won’t try to stop violence by his members and “I’m proud to be a vigilante.”

Peace and Freedom Party Endorses May Day Rallies and Strikes (tags)

State Chair Kevin Akin. The party's California State Central Committee unanimously adopted the endorsement Sunday at a meeting in Los Angeles. "We are proud to be the first party in California to adopt a formal endorsement of this important and exciting movement to defend immigrant workers,"

Blacks and immigrants call for unity! (tags)

A sea of people as far as the eye could see: Blacks and immigrants call for unity!

L.A. Unified Students Protest Border Policies (tags)

March, 27, 2006. Los Angeles, Ca. Fifteen thousand students rallied on the steps of L.A. City Hall to express their disdain for the immigration and border policies being debated in Congress around the world.

La marcha en Los Angeles CA (tags)

La Marcha de los inmigrantes en Los Angeles California

3/27-31: Nationwide Week of Massive Student Walkouts for Immigrant Rights! (tags)

Student walkouts reports from across the country

Winograd on the March (tags)

Progressive Demo Marcy Winograd Blocks Congresswoman Jane Harman from winning endorsement by local Democratic organization.

LA Harbor Shut Down (tags)

Is a shut down of the LA Harbor possible?

Coming Next: "El Gran Boicot" (tags)

Pro-immigrant coalition to paralyze US economy

Thousands of students walk out of schools in Southern California (tags)

Thousands of students walk out of schools in Southern California to protest anti-immigration legislation

Join California Safe Schools - Growing the Pesticide Movement (tags)

An interactive training on pesticide policy and advocacy.

Legal Defense for Walkouts (tags)

Legal Defense for Students Participating in Walkouts

Student Protest for immigrant Rights Mounts (tags)

For two straight days, tens of thousands of high school students from California and Texas walked out of their classes in support of immigrant rights and protest the oppressive and racist HR 4437.

Jim Gilchrist speaks on LA march (tags)

Words from Jim Gilchrist on the march in L.A.

Over 500,000 Protest Anti-Immigrant Law in Downtown Los Angeles (tags)

More pic's

Minutemen Retreat In Costa Mesa Immigration Battle, Community Organizes (tags)

Jim Gilchrist and his Minutemen proved that they can retreat from battle on a minute's notice by withdrawing Friday night from the front lines of Costa Mesa's immigration war started by Minuteman Mayor, Allan Mansoor.

Sign the Petition Demanding Full Rights for All Immigrants (tags)

DEMAND FULL RIGHTS FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS! ¡Exijo Derechos Plenos para los Inmigrantes! Sign the Peoples Petition / Firme la Petición Popular

Immigration Rights Protest Photos & Videos (tags)

Taken from 9th and Broadway

More than a million march in Los Angeles, other US cities in defense of immigrant rights (tags)

In the largest demonstration in California’s history, well over half a million people marched through downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, March 25, in defense of immigrant rights and to protest the government attacks on immigrants, especially undocumented workers.

3/25: Los Angeles: Half to 1 Million People Protest against Anti-Immigrant Law! (tags)

Today in downtown Los Angeles, over 1 million people demonstrated in support of immigrant rights.

03/25/06 March in Los Angeles (3 of 3) (tags)

3rd set of images from the march

03/25/06 March in Los Angeles (2 of 3) (tags)

2nd set of shots from the demonstration today

03/25/06 March in Los Angeles (1 of 3) (tags)

The March 25th March for Immigrants Right downtown, against HR 4437 was unbelievable.

“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.

3/25: Los Angeles March for Immigrant Rights! (tags)

3/25: Los Angeles March for Immigrant Rights!

March 25-28 Nationwide Weekend of Actions to Support Immigrant Solidarity! (tags)

March 25-28 Nationwide Weekend of Actions to Support Immigrant Solidarity!

On the Set of Walkout (a new film debuting on cable TV) (tags)

"In those times, people were energized, and they were more intellectual. People were processors of information, whereas today you don't see a lot of that." -- David Sanchez, former leader, The Brown Berets

Update on Pro Migrant Hunger Strike (tags)

On this 34th hour of the fast we have many amazing updates for you.

JUSTICE FOR L.A. FASHION DISTRICT WORKERS! (tags)

SISTERS and BROTHERS: Take a moment out of your day to help workers of the Los Angeles Garment District fight for justice!

Muslim Students Against The War March in Hollywood (tags)

A sizable contingent of Muslim students from the Los Angeles area took part in the Anti-War protest in Hollywood this Saturday. Uploaded is a short interview with one of the students.

MP3 Audio: South Central Farmers address City Council. (tags)

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Two Farm Stories (tags)

A couple links to important stories.

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

Call for CIPO-RFM Tour - West Coast and South West (tags)

Proposed tour for the Popular Indigenous Council of Oaxaca – Ricardo Flores Magón (CIPO-RFM)in the South West and West Coast (with proposed kick off event in Los Angeles). The CIPO-RFM is an autonomous organization of indigenous and non-indigenous people who ally themselves with the struggle for indigenous rights and social justice all over the world

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.

Why the Farmers Must Win (tags)

In its Saturday editorial, the Los Angeles Times reduced virtually all the civic concerns of the historically neglected South Central to “niceties” and condemned a swath of the district to being a “concrete-and-asphalt” wasteland,“ "a seemingly endless sweep” of “industrial warehouses, packing plants, and junkyards.” It proclaimed that developer Ralph Horowitz must triumph, and the South Central Farm must be razed. The Times was wrong.

Farmers Fight To Win (tags)

Community pressure moves the Farmers cause forward step by step.

Local & State Green Party in solidarity with South Central Farmers (tags)

Green Party stands in solidarity with South Central community farmers against urban farm eviction and ‘environmental racism'

Final Weekend to Mobilize for March 18 Anti-War Protest (tags)

Final Weekend to Mobilize for March 18 Anti-War Protest

Canadian Consulate LA Demo for Canadian Baby Harp Seals (tags)

Internations and national exposure to the Canadian baby Harp seal massacres at various Canadian cnsulates, etc.

SCFs, Zack de La Rocha, Julia Butterfly, and supporters at City Hall tomorrow 9am (tags)

SCFs, Zack de La Rocha, Julia Butterfly, and supporters at City Hall tomorrow 9am....

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.

Join California Safe Schools at Los Angeles Arboretum (tags)

Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair

Life on the Farm (tags)

An oasis in the middle of Los Angeles' industrial zone

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.

Can Oscar Marry Oscar? (tags)

Same-Sex Couples Suing for California Equal Marriage Rights Ask Academy Awards Recipients to Come Out in Support When They Receive Their Oscars

Minutemen Driveby Slap in Lake Forest (tags)

Day laborers and Pro-migrant supporters keep minutemen at a distance

The South Central Farmers Push, and City Hall Budges (tags)

City Council proves fallow, but the Mayor's office has initiated negotiations to save South Central Farm. The Farmers still have a long row to hoe--they need to raise $7.35M to save the Farm.

Popular Female Leader From Afghanistan to Speak in L.A. March 6 (tags)

“Today she is [27] years old. Because of her brave stand in Afghanistan, she has received the support and the love and affection of the majority of Afghan people. Meanwhile, the warlords, this small group of extremist men, have decided that she's a threat to them. So she gets daily death threats.” -- Sonali Kolhatkar, KPFK and Afghan Women’s Mission

March 2006 U.S. Immigrant Alert! (tags)

Updates on Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Civil liberty PATRIOTIC Act, CLEAR Act & Sensenbrenner Bill: Community Actions Now!

From Iraq to Los Angeles: Women Resist Around the World (tags)

We will hear about women's struggles here is the US; Cuba and Venezuela and Women's role in the revolution; We will also hear about women under occupation in Iraq and Palestine. The Forum will also include an update report on March 18th anti-war organizing.

International Women's Day Event (tags)

On Sunday, March 5th, Their will be a International Women's Day Celebration in downtown Los Angeles with speakers, poets, performers, live feminist music: Punk Rock, Hip Hop, Electro.. + Vegan Food and much more..

Car Caravan Demands No Katrina/Rita Evictions (tags)

Katrina Solidarity Committees nationwide will be pointing out that FEMA and the Bush administration are mandated by the Stafford Act to provide housing for disaster victims for 18 months - their attempt to cut off housing and rental assistance is illegal and criminal. Protests will demand Katrina/Rita evacuees be granted an indefinite extension in federal, state and local housing assistance until such time as they obtain affordable and adequate housing.

South Central Farmers to Present Documentary on Their Struggle (tags)

Members of the South Central Farmers will present a 10-min documentary on thier struggle for land rights and food security at the Santa Monica Green Party office: 2809 Pico in Santa Monica (on the #7 Big Blue Bus Line)

Help Stop Police Terror in tha Hood Friday March 3rd (tags)

A benefit event in the heart of South Central L.A to stop police terrorism in our neighborhoods.

Peace Love and Bikes (tags)

[CORRECTED VERSION OF PREVIOUS POST] There's a new ride in town...

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.

List of local places to protest the execution tonight. (tags)

Ninth circuit court refuses stay of Morales execution. The execution is set for midnight tonight. Death penalty opponents plan protests and vigils. Here’s a list of protest sites in the Southern California area:

The Farmers Hold Their Ground (tags)

and tell the Mayor and City Council, "Thanks, but no thanks" to private buyers

The Arizona Minuteman comes to Costa Mesa (tags)

Blasting President George W. Bush for being weak on "homeland security," Simcox demanded that National Guard and U.S. military troops be placed in "civic observation posts" all along the U.S./Mexico border. "I don't care if it offends the government of Mexico or the people of Mexico," Simcox told the approving crowd. "I don't care about the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo! Your country got beat! Our army got what it wanted! And that's history! You follow by our rules now!"

SAT. 2/18: Rally Against Death Penalty: Schwarzenegger Denies Clemency for 5th Time (tags)

Gov. Schwarzenegger Denies Clemency For Fifth Time: Rally Against the Death Penalty and the Execution of Michael Morales WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 12 Noon WHERE: Bethel AME Church, 7900 Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Villaraigosa interrupted during speach (tags)

Protestors interrupted a speech this morning from Mayor Villaraigoso, challenging him to take action to save the South Central Farm.

Plan to Restore Streetcars in Angelino Heights (tags)

"More than 27 other cities across our country have installed similar trolley lines. It's about time that Los Angeles catches up." -- Bruce Lash, president Angelino Heights Trolley Line, Inc.

Canadian Baby Harp Seals Demonstration at the Canadian Embassy in Los Angeles (tags)

Volunteers needed for demonstration at the Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles, CA, to help bring awareness about the cruel annual massacres of the Canadian baby Harp seals.

"the intended target was Liberty Tower in Los Angeles" (tags)

A lie or just a slip of the tongue? Only Bush's handlers know for sure!

Liberty Tower, Los Angeles. (tags)

We were save by President Bush.

from slave patrol to border patrol (tags)

Screening of Rights on the Line and Panel Discussion with Arnoldo Garcia, Monica Hernandez, and Chris Newman SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2 P.M

VIDEO PRESENTATION OF INDIGENOUS LIFE IN OAXACA (tags)

D O N 'T M I SS T H I S E V E N T...... HERE IN LOS ANGELES..... SATURDAY Feb. 11th @ 6:30 pm (SEE THE SPANISH VERSION BELOW FOR THE ADDRESS) A DOUBLE FEATURE VIDEO PRESENTATION OF INDIGENOUS LIFE IN OAXACA.....THE PRODUCER WILL BE PRESENT AND AVAILABLE FOR DISCUSSION "El Istmo de Tehuantepec: resistencia indigena frente a los megaproyectos de laglobalizacion economica", se presentaran dos videos.............

California Artist Fights For Noise Control (tags)

California artist and anti-noise advocate offers noise-free event.

SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)

On Friday February 3, Members of the community staged a protest in front of the Brentwood offices of Ralph Horowitz , demanding that he void the sale from the city of the 14 acre farm at 41st and Alameda. This is the statement that was read to the press.

Petrocollapse and Food Security at the South Central Farm (tags)

Jan Lundberg, oil industry analyst, founder of Auto-Free Times and www.culturechange.org came to Los Angeles last weekend to speak on the issues surrounding peak oil. I attended the Sunday afternoon talk on “Petrocollapse and Food Security”, an appropriate title for the location, the South Central Farm.

Caravan To D.C. (tags)

Placita Olvera, Los Angeles. 2/3/06

February 2006 U.S. Immigrant News Alert! (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

Gore Vidal, Bianca Jagger to speak in Los Angeles (tags)

Speakers for January 31 in Los Angeles

1/31 6 PM -10 PM: Los Angeles State of Union Speech After Party!!! (tags)

(almost) everyone is invited to the state of the Union Speech After-Party with food, drinks, games and intelligent conversations.

¡LÁRGATE BUSH! (tags)

31 de enero 2006: Presidente Bush presenta su informe sobre el estado de la unión. ¡El estado de la unión es un estado de emergencia! Demandamos:

The Valentine Peace Project (tags)

This is a creative peace visibility project. Please join us in re-imagining Valentine's and create a new expression this February 14 celebrating peace and community.

LOS ANGELES (tags)

discrimination lawsuits

Immigration, Genocide and the Demonic (tags)

Burbank / Home Depot Labor Center Protest brings the depth of the minutemen’s racist sickness to the fore.

Racists Go Home (tags)

Save Our State and the Minutemen declared a showdown. Counterprotestors didn't see it that way but won the day anyway.

OC police clamp down on immigrant-rights activists (tags)

Whether posing as protesters or cutting off speeches, OC police clamp down on immigrant-rights activists

Peak Oil and the South Central Farm (tags)

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

1/24: Tuesday Night Forum on Immigration (tags)

a planning meeting to develop a strategy to help defeat the anti-immigrant bill (H.R. 4437- the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005) that was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Dec.16, 2005.

Out of Iraq Forum with Maxine Waters (tags)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18 - 7:30 PM Out of Iraq Forum with Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Photos from the MLK parade (tags)

There was a strong antiwar presence and a good response from the community at the MLK day parade in Los Angeles.

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.

Photos from the D.I.Y. Festival (Anarchist Event) (tags)

Photos from the DO-IT-YOURSELF FESTIVAL that took place on saturday, January 14th - in Los Angeles. Workshops on How to organize benefit show, starting up Anarchist collective, Animal Rights group, Co-Op House and Communal living, Safe Sex, Self Defense, Anti Racist Action Chapter, Community Organizing. Organic Gardening, Starting an Anti War group on your school campus, Bicycle Repair, Open Relationship, Vegan Food, Political Prisoners, Dating Game, Anarcho Open discussion..etc

Declaración: No guerra contra migrantes (tags)

Indigenous people, Mexicanos, Chicanos and others march through downtown Los Angeles to demand the U.S. end targeting people of indigenous and Mexican descent.

Minutemen Not in Burbank (tags)

In spite of assurances to mainstream media, the minutemen stayed away from Burbank this morning. Counterprotestors braved cold and wet weather to be on hand, just in case.

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.

March for Immigrant Rights (tags)

MARCH IN MEMORY OF OUR BROTHER..GUILLERMO MARTINEZ SHOT A KILLED BY THE USA BORDER PATROL DEC.30-2005 procesion en memoria de Guillermo Martinez asesinado por la migra el 30 de Diciembre 2005

Peace Walk, Jan. 22, Santa Monica (tags)

There will be a meditative Peace Walk in Santa Monica on January 22nd. This is a spiritual practice to generate "Peace in Oneself; Peace in the World".

Join the Antiwar Movement at the MLK Day Parade (tags)

Join the Antiwar Movement at the MLK Day Parade Veterans for Peace & A.N.S.W.E.R. will March Against War & Racism Monday, January 16, 10 am Meet at the SW corner of Western and MLK Blvd. * Or meet at the A.N.S.W.E.R. Office (1800 Argyle Ave, #410, LA) at 9 am to carpool

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

Stop execution by the state: Save Clarence Ray Allen (tags)

Clarence Ray Allen, a Choctaw Indian, faces execution in California on Jan. 17, 2006. Allen’s execution date is the day after his 76th birthday.  75-year-old Allen uses a wheelchair to get around.  His advance case of diabetes has left him blind.

¡NO MAS! A Day of Anti-Minuteman Protest (tags)

On Saturday, counterprotestors, activists and day laborers, across Southern California coordinated efforts and shut down the Minutemen's attempt at a "secret" day of national anti-immigrant rallies.

LA Times biased reporting on Haiti (tags)

The Los Angeles Times is providing extremely biased one sided reporting on Haiti. We are asking that students and citizens from across Southern Calfiornia go here http://www.latimes.com/services/site/la-comment-foreign,0,4931549.htmlstory Enter in a comment about Carol J. Williams poor reporting. Let the Los Angeles Times know that this kind of biased one sided propaganda is too much.

BikeWinter L.A. Rolls into Town: Forecast: Mostly Sunny, 77º (tags)

Started in Chicago in 2000, Los Angeles joins the fun with its first Bike Winter 2006.

La Voz and the Secret Service (tags)

Mexican-American news service falls victim of government surveillance and intrusion

OPEN CALL: LA Freewaves (experimental media art, video, animation, shorts) (tags)

Open Call: Too Much Freedom? LA Freewaves 10th Celebration of Experimental Media Arts Postmark Deadline: February 15, 2006. The showcase will present experimental media art from around the world at art venues in Los Angeles in November 2006 and through the Freewaves web site. Media art works include experimental video and film (narrative, documentary, art, animation, etc.), DVDs, websites, simple installations, and video billboards. Works from the festival will also appear on public television, cable stations and video-streamed on the Internet. Competitive selection process will be conducted by a group of international and local curators with diverse specialties and backgrounds. Notification of acceptance is in July 2006. Artist payments will be $200 for selected works.

MP3: Interview with K-tone on the execution. (tags)

Recorded inside the Bethel AME Church in Los Angeles on December 20, 2005 shortly before the beginning of memorial services for Stan Tookie Williams.

MP3: Snoop Dogg - Poem for Tookie (tags)

Snoop Dogg spoke at the memorial services for Stan Tookie Williams. The services were held in Los Angeles at the Bethel AME Church. Snoop spoke softly and read a very moving poem he had written for Tookie Williams.

Heavy crowd, celebrities expected at Tookie Williams funeral service (tags)

In the kind of funeral normally reserved for a dignitary, religious leaders and celebrities traveled to violence-wracked South Los Angeles to pay respects to the man who helped found a deadly street gang, then spent the years before his execution denouncing the gangster life.

Thank you Tookie for changing the lives of our youth through your books (tags)

May God continue to Bless you Tookie. (This is Stanley Tookie William's son...he never involved himself in gangs...Stanley Tookie was a good father)

MON 12/19 & TUES 12/20: Stanley Tookie Williams' Public Viewing & Memorial (tags)

There will be a public viewing of Stanley Tookie Williams on Monday, December 19, 2005, from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m., at the House of Winston Mortuary located at 9501 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. The memorial service for Stanley Tookie Williams will take place Tuesday, December 20, 2005, at 12 noon. The service will take place at Bethel A.M.E. located at 7900 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles. The service will be open to the public, but seating is limited. Overflow viewing will take place outside of the church on jumbotron screens.

Haiti, Venezuela, Benton Harbor, New Orleans: The Grassroots Mobilizes (tags)

LA public meeting a historic coming together of grassroots struggles in the United States with the movement against US/UN occupation in Haiti and Venezuela’s ‘peaceful and democratic revolution’.

Repost of NBC News story on Pentagon spying (tags)

The story says that they spied on last year protest in Hollywood

Minuteman leader has troubled past (tags)

Minuteman leader Chris Simcox paints himself as a heroic guardian of national security. Those close to him see him differently.

December 17 Anti-War Protest Vigil (tags)

Join us for a Protest Vigil to "Stop the War & Bring the Troops Home in Time for the Holidays!"

The Rocky Files (tags)

Who hired ex-CIA agents to snoop around the city attorney?

"Tookies Executioner" Arnold Exposed: (tags)

Send Arnold Some Love!

MON. 6PM: Vigil at the Federal Building in Westwood (tags)

MON. 6PM: Vigil at the Federal Building in Westwood If the Terminator Doesn't Grant Clemency for Tookie

AUDIO: Recruiting Battalion (tags)

Crenshaw District (Los Angeles, CA) - Protest at the Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion, Saturday, December 10.

Protest at the Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion (tags)

Crenshaw District (Los Angeles, CA) - Protest at the Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion, Saturday, December 10.

Vigil for clemency at gates to Gov's estate (tags)

Saturday, Dec 10th - A vigil was held in front of the gates to the governors mansion in Brentwood today calling for clemency for Tookie Williams.

PHOTOS: Protesters Target LA Recruiting Battalion (tags)

Demanding an end to military recruiting on High School and College campuses, about 50 to 75 People demonstrated today at the entrance to the Los Angeles Military Recruiting Battalion in the Crenshaw district. The facility is located at 5051 Rodeo, just east of La Brea.

Glendale: Jornaleros Victorous! (tags)

Anti-racist, anti-fascist groups and individuals came together in Glendale in a mighty display of cooperation and support for day laborers and to shut down a weakened Save Our State.

TODAY & SUN.: Emergency Protest for Stan Tookie Williams (tags)

Governor Schwarzenegger has not announced his decision about whether or not he will grant clemency, and so the Save Tookie Committee-LA wants to send him a clear message that the people of Los Angeles support clemency for Stan Tookie Williams. We would like him to grant clemency immediately, rather than prolonging the decision. We believe he has all the necessary information and evidence to make a decision in favor of clemency.

Take Action to Save Tookie Williams NOW (tags)

Now is The Key Time to Act to Save Tookie Williams: www.savetookie.org 1. Make your call TODAY (Schwarzenegger - 916.445.2841) 2. Rally for Clemency on Thursday, 10AM at the Capitol Building in Sacramento (other events at www.savetookie.org) 3. Send a Letter to the Editor under 250 words, include your address and phone # to triblet@angnewspapers.com, letters@sfchronicle.com and other papers (samples at www.savetookie.org)

California's Nativist Past (tags)

This is a marked up version of the document at http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist6/chinhate.html

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.

Minutemen Exposed By Their Own (tags)

James Chase pulls back the curtain on Gilchrist, Simcox, and the Minuteman Project. Reposted from CalNews.com.

Report: Screening of The Take/La Toma at the South Central Farm (11-17-05) (tags)

A film about worker-run factories in Argentina parallels the situation at the south central community farm in Los Angeles. Also, is there a solution to the land issue in south central?

Party at the Farm (tags)

The farmers and the community get down so they don't get plowed under.

BUY NOTHING DAY SPECIAL SCREENING (tags)

-Celebrate Buy Nothing Day with two kick-ass, anti-capitalist sci-fi gems! -Enjoy this free screening under the stars at one of LA’s greatest treasures: The South Central Farm! -Avoid the shopping malls! Avoid your annoying family on the holidays!

Planned local protests against the Death Penalty (tags)

Planned local protests against the Death Penalty

Protest Military Recruiters - Sat, Dec 10, 12 noon (tags)

Protest Military Recruiters - Sat, Dec 10, 12 noon Youth and students come out against war & military recruiters! Saturday, December 10, 12 noon 5051 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles At the Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion (Just east of La Brea, near MLK Blvd)

Thousands Walk out of L.A. highschools (tags)

High school students in L.A. were part of the marches in the 1990s against the anti-immigrant Proposition 187 and the East L.A. protests against the Vietnam War in the '60s. But Nov. 2 was on a whole different level. In response to the call from The World Can't Wait, thousands of youth--many from proletarian neighborhoods--left school to take political action and make their voices heard. At Los Angeles High School alone, more than 1,000 students--the majority of the school -- walked out, and more than 500 marched to Wilshire Blvd.

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!

Transgender Press Conference (tags)

Transgender activists and county and city officials held a press conference on Wed. November 16, 2005 at Los Angeles City Hall to kick off the November 20th observance of the Southern California Day of Remembrance.

Concert for the South Central Farm (tags)

Zach de la Rocha, Members of Ozomatli, Quetzal and others join 350 Families in South L.A. to Defend Community Farm Concert to save the community farm @ 41st & Alameda. Nov. 22nd event will mobilize the community in Support of the South Central Farmers

Delgadillo: The Plot Thickens (tags)

Rocky’s office politics may have led to bungling of case against child predator: L.A. Weekly

Pissed off by Scheer fireing (tags)

The Los Angeles Times fired long-time progressive journalist Robert Scheer, claiming he wasn't fired for ideologies because Scheer covered the Bush regime's treason and crimes against humanity.

LA Times Dumps Liberal Columnist (tags)

Los Angeles Times columnist Robert Scheer was fired on November 11 after nearly 30 years at the paper, the last 13 as one of its most progressive political columnists. In a published statement announcing op-ed page changes (11/10/05), the Times insisted that it is dedicated to "provid[ing] readers with a wide range of voices and perspectives," but in dumping Scheer, the paper has gotten rid of one of the few prominent progressive columnists in the country.

THURS. 11/17: Counter-Recruitment Bake Sale at the US Army Career Center (tags)

Peace activists dressed as Bush administration officials will hold a fake bake sale for the war in Iraq, bringing to life the bumper sticker saying, "It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.”

'LA Times' Readers Protest Scheer Ouster (tags)

Between 200 and 300 people picketed outside the Los Angeles Times Tuesday afternoon to protest the paper's decision to drop liberal columnist Robert Scheer, according to a crowd estimate provided by one of the rally's organizers. The newspaper, however, said there were only about 55 people there.

Brazilian Consulate Talks to Pro-Aristide Demonstrators in Los Angeles (transcript) (tags)

Transcript of dialog between human rights activists and Brazilian Consulate Henrique Jenne regarding events in Haiti. Jenne eventually admitted that Aristide belongs in Haiti.

From South Central to Palestine: Land Confiscation knows no borders (tags)

Making connections between South Central and Palestine

Hundreds of LA Times Readers Protest Firing of Columnist Robert Scheer (tags)

Hundreds of LA Times Readers Picket Outside Times Building To Protest Controversial Firing of Popular Columnist Robert Scheer Publisher Jeff Johnson Refuses to Schedule Meeting with Delegation of Readers

L.A.'s Pet Project: By the Numbers (tags)

Los Angeles Animal Services General Manager Mr. Guerdon Stuckey routinely states that there has been a decrease in animal shelter deaths within the past year; however, the facts seem to point to an increase.

TUES NOV. 15: LA Times Readers to Protest Firing of Popular Columnist Scheer (tags)

LA Times Readers/Subscribers to Picket Outside Times Building To Protest Controversial Firing of Popular Columnist Robert Scheer "I've been a punching bag for Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh for years and I think the paper finally collapsed" -- Robert Scheer, Friday, Nov. 11th

TUES 11/15 NOON: Picket LA Times in Protest of Firing of Columnist Scheer (tags)

Join Peace and Media Activists from Across Los Angeles As We Put the New Publisher on Notice Picket LA Times/Protest the Firing of Columnist Robert Scheer & Limited Coverage of Local Anti-War Movement

Silent Coup D' etat in Los Angeles (tags)

The Ideologically-driven forces of the extreme right have secretly been nourishing and empowering a brutal police-state system of justice in Los Angeles. The main component of this system consists of a 600-person army of corrupt, LAPD-sanctioned so-called judges whose main task is to coverup acts of LAPD misconduct and brutality.

SAT 11/12 NOON: Peace Procession Led by Families of Soldiers Killed in Iraq (tags)

Peace Procession Led by California Contingent of Gold Star Families Carrying Large Photos of Loved-Ones and Joined by Iraq Vets and Veterans For Peace Including Famed Vietnam Vet Ron Kovic Followed by 400 Pallbearers Carrying 100 Flag-Draped Mock Coffins

Transgender Day of Remembrance, Sunday Nov. 20th (tags)

Transgender Day of Remembrance

RadioActive SD interview with Sherman Austin about police brutality - also Tezzarom w/SCF (tags)

radioactive sandiego - doing time from cameras to razorwire 11-08

More L.A. Restaurants Join Boycott to Save Seals (tags)

Please help to stop the worst deliberate marine mammal slaugher in the world by boycotting all Canadian seafood. The sites listed will help you learn more about the cruel killings of the Canadian baby Harp seals for their fur for Euorpe and the adult penis bone for China. Over 42% were skinned alive! You can help us stop this by your boycotting of Canadian seafood and let the Canadian government know how appalled you are by this cruel and heartless act.

Green Elected to Pasadena City College Board of Trustees (tags)

Pasadena Green Hilary Bradbury-Huang was elected to the Pasadena Board of Trustees of Pasadena City College on Tuesday night, upsetting a well-financed, long-term Republican incumbent to win her seat.

WANTED: 400 Pallbearers to Carry the Grief of the Nation - Sat. Nov. 12th (tags)

Veterans For Peace and Gold Star Families For Peace ARE LOOKING FOR 400 VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE AS PALLBEARERS HELP CARRY THE GREIF OF THE NATION From Arlington West on Morning of Saturday, November 12th Through Streets of Santa Monica

LA: Don't Just Protest, Organize! (tags)

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NOV 11-13: Arlington West Veterans Day Weekend (tags)

400 Volunteers are needed at Arlington West just north of Santa Monica Pier at 9AM on Saturday, November 12th to carry 100 flag draped coffins on a procession thru Santa Monica. To volunteer call Tonia at 310.455.2688.

It's official: Minuteman Jim Gilchrist is a nut! (tags)

Faced with increasingly tough questions from conservatives about his recently stated support for Peter Camejo, revolution and redistribution of the wealth, as well as his high praise of the Seattle anti-WTO demonstrators, Minuteman candidate says five Greens were charged for attempted murder in Garden Grove and that Greens are domestic terrorists.

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

South Central Farmers Civil Disobedience Training (tags)

2nd Civil Disobedience Training -longer- Friday, 04 November 2005 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2005 For more info (909) 605-3136 10:34 PST JOIN OUR CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE AGAINST THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES, “STRIP-MALL” DEVELOPER RALPH HOROWITZ and THE LOS ANGELES SHERIFFS’ DEPT. Who: The South Central Farmers and Cindy Anderson For more info (909) 605-3136 What: 2nd Civil Disobedience Training When: Nov. 6th 2005, @ 12:00 noon 41st and Alameda

Day of Remembrance (tags)

Day of Remembrance honors the transgender men and women who were murdered because of their "T". DOR is to say "NO!" to the "transpanic" defense, which allows murderers to blame their victims.

11/5-8: We Need Asian Volunteers to Help Precinct Walking at El Monte! (tags)

The Los Angeles County federation of Labor told me they desperately need some Asian Volunteers, who can speaks Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean to Help Precinct Walking at El Monte between Nov 5-8.

The South Central Community Garden (tags)

The South Central Community Garden in Los Angeles, CA, a 360-plot, 14-acre urban oasis, is scheduled to be demolished and replaced by a warehouse.

World Can't Wait organizers put out call for documentation, stories of Nov. 2 protests (tags)

Call by WCW organizers for documentation and stories from participants in the November 2, 2005 demonstrations in Los Angeles.

Mayor Villaraigosa and the Truth about Cats and Dogs (tags)

If Mayor Villaraigosa fails to honor his promise to fire Mr. Stuckey and to hire a compassionate and experienced General Manager who can implement a no-kill plan and reform the department, he may find that the animal community is politically-speaking, more bite than bark.

November 2nd World Can't Wait (tags)

On November 2nd, in over 60 cities across the country including high schools and colleges in many of these cities, The World Can’t Wait Drive Out the Bush Regime launches the first national movement in American history dedicated to driving a sitting president out of office.

Nov. 2 "Drive Out the Bush Regime" Gets Major Endorsements (tags)

Howard Zinn, Code Pink, Mumia Abu-Jamal are among those endorsing day of walk outs and mobilizations Nov 2, anniversary of Bush's "re"-election, to drive his regime out of office. Local actions are along Wilshire Bl - noon to 8 pm.

Rocky Delgadillo Sells Out (tags)

Rocky Delgadillo in bed with LA's most slimy slumlords. Demand that he return the corrupt cash!

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 Light in the Darkness: An Antiwar Vigil (tags)

A report from the Vigil for 2000 at Wilshire Blvd and Veteran Ave

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

An Army Specialist from this Southern California desert town was among five soldiers killed by a powerful roadside bomb that shredded their heavily armored Bradley Fighting Vehicle during a recent operation in Iraq, military officials said.

Nothing Changes After Santa Ana Police Abuse Protest (tags)

What is the purpose of protesting police abuse if not to organize our communities? A tiny band of demonstrators got a good response from the community, but the moment seems to have been lost. Photo and video coverage at the original website: http://www.ocorganizer.com/html/police_abuse.html

WED. 10/26: Events Marking 2,000 US Deaths in Iraq - LA and Orange County List (tags)

Call to Action: 2,000 Deaths Too Many! Community actions on Wednesday, October 26th U.S. 2,000 Deaths in Iraq! Called by: Peace No War Network, American Friends Service Committee, Gold Star Families for Peace, Military Families Speak Out Nation-wide actions to mark the 2,000th U.S. soldier's death in Iraq by organizing actions on Wednesday, October 26th, that make visible their deaths and those of Iraqis who have died in this senseless war.

Support South Central Farmers on Dia de Muertos (tags)

Dia de Muertos Celebration at the South Central Farm. The event is being put on by the Mujeres Libres Collective and will help bring awareness to the struggle of the South Central Farmers.

2,000 Deaths Too Many! Community actions at the Day U.S. 2,000 Deaths in Iraq! (tags)

Call to Action: 2,000 Deaths Too Many! Community actions at the Day After U.S. 2,000 Deaths in Iraq!

Santa Ana Anti-police abuse march (tags)

A review of Santa Ana's anti-police abuse march and community response.

Protests planned for 2000th U.S. military death in Iraq. (tags)

Protests planned for 2000th U.S. military death in Iraq.

National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality (tags)

Los Angeles, October 22, about 300 people showed up at the march and the rally organized by the October 22 Coalition--National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality. Most of them wore black in support of the families who lost a love one at the hands of the police.

10/23-11/8 Phone Banks & Precinct Walks to Defeat Arnold's Props 73-78 (tags)

It is barricades time to defeat Nazi Schwarzenegger's propositions on the California ballot, Props 73 through 78. We need you now, whether or not you are a voter, and regardless of age, to make phone calls and walk precincts 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

ALERT! South Central Farmers in Danger of Being Forcefully Removed (tags)

On October 19, the Superior Court of the state of California declined to hear the petition of the South Central Farmers against the city of Los Angeles, and the real estate developer, Ralph Horowitz.

Bush Fundraiser Held at the Bel Air home of Robert Day. (tags)

The Republican Fundraiser that Bush attended last night was held at the Bel Air home of a Mr. Robert A. Day.

Palestinian/ Israeli speaking tour in LA (tags)

National Speaking tour on the non-violent resistance movement to the wall in Palestine featuring: -Palestinian Ayed Morrar -Israeli Jonathan Pollack

TODAY's BUSH ALERT: Roads in the area of 405 Fwy & Sunset Blvd. Closed 4 -8 p.m (tags)

Bush Visits Southland Today, Thursday October 20 Roads in the area of the San Diego (405) Freeway and Sunset Boulevard To Be Closed From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

5 Arrested while Protesting Torture (tags)

Five World Can't Wait organizers are arrested in New York while protesting torture. In Los Angeles World Can't Wait organizers call for a Nov. 2nd protest along Wilshire Blvd.

Schwarzenegger niega licencias de conducir a trabajadores indocumentados (tags)

Líderes pro derechos de inmigrantes están respondiendo al veto por parte del gobernador Arnold Schwartzenegger de la propuesta de ley SB 60 con una movilización conjunta buscando derrotar a todas las proposiciones apoyadas por Schwarzenegger en las eleccionesdel 8 de noviembre. La propuesta vetada hubiera ofrecido licencias de conducir a más de 2 millones de trabajadores indocumentados aquí.

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.

Robbie Conal's 'Patriot Inaction' posters appear across L.A. (tags)

See Bush Drown In Robbie Conal's new poster

First LA Cop Watch Meeting 10/24 (tags)

First meeting to begin planning for a Cop Watch in Los Angeles on Monday October 24 at 7pm at the YJC Center 253 W. Martin Luther King Blvd

New Orleans Animal Rescue: An Interview with a volunteer (part TWO) (tags)

Uploaded is part TWO of a two part interview with a volunteer from Los Angeles. Recorded on October 16, 2005 in Los Angeles.

Disaster Response Animal Rescue: An Interview with a New Orleans volunteer (tags)

Uploaded is part one of a two part interview with a volunteer from Los Angeles. Recorded on October 16, 2005 in Los Angeles.

Bush to Visit LA Area Thursday & Friday (tags)

Bush is scheduled to attend a fundraiser in Los Angeles for the Republican National Committee on Thursday and help cut the ribbon Friday at the opening of the new Air Force One exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

SAT. 10/15: Iraq Vets & CodePink to Challenge Sen. Clinton Support for War (tags)

As the Death Toll of American Troops in Iraq Nears the 2000 Mark, Iraq Veterans Against the War and CodePink Join Forces to Challenge Senator Hillary Clinton on her Pro-War Record Outside 'Hollywood' Star-Studded Fundraiser on Saturday WHEN: Saturday, October 15th at 12:30 PM WHERE: Outside Sen. Clinton Fundraiser at the home of Marta Kauffman 335 Rimpau (near 3rd St.) in Hancock Park section of Los Angeles

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.

National Day against Police Brutality--October 22 Coalition (tags)

Calling on all people of Los Angeles to come out and create a vision for the 10th Anniversary March against Police Brutality!!

Peace Walk with Thich Nhat Hanh - Part 2 (tags)

Buddhist monks and nuns, progressive left and religious peace organizations and other seekers after knowledge met yesterday in MacArthur Park for a meditation with Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh that was intended to create a peaceful state that will eventually translate into an end to war.

Peace Walk with Thich Nhat Hanh - Part 1 (tags)

Buddhist monks and nuns, progressive left and religious peace organizations and other seekers after knowledge met yesterday in MacArthur Park for a meditation with Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh that was intended to create a peaceful state that will eventually translate into an end to war.

SAT. 10/8: Cindy Sheehan Joins Renowned Peacemaker Thich Nhat Hanh for LA Peace Walk (tags)

Cindy Sheehan Joins Renowned Vietnamese Peacemaker Thich Nhat Hanh for a Silent Peace Walk to Promote Healing in US on Saturday, October 8th at 10AM at McArthur Park

Interview & Photos from the South Central Farm (tags)

Since 1992, the 14 acres of property located at 41st and Alameda Streets in Los Angeles have been used as a community garden or farm. The land has been divided into 360 plots and is believed to be one of the largest urban gardens in the country.

SCHWARZENEGGER'S DILEMMA: (tags)

Sign A Bill Banning The Use Of Experimental Pesticides In Schools Or Cave In To Chemical Industry Lobbyists

Take to the Street Tonight for Equal Rights - Protest Arnold's Veto (tags)

Emergency Response to Arnold's veto of Same Sex Marriage

Protest at Greyhound Bus Depot (tags)

Thursday, September 29, 12 noon Greyhound Bus Depot 1716 7th Street, Los Angeles (downtown)

Protest Racist KFI, Support Day Laborer Rights! Friday September 30: Outside KFI Studios (tags)

What: Press Conference and Rally Who: Day Laborers and their Allies When: Friday, September 30, 2005 10:30 Press Conference Where: Outside of KFI Radio Station 340 W. Olive Ave Burbank, CA 91502

Activists confront SOS in Laguna Beach (tags)

A description of events and the author's view thereof at the anti-day-labor protest in Laguna Beach.

PROTEST COLUMBUS DAY (tags)

We ask that the community joins us in response to the continued disrespect and neglect of the historically racist and genocidal acts perpetrated by the church and western imperialism.

Justice for Suzie Pena Lopez Demonstration (tags)

WHAT: Justice for Suzie Pena Lopez Demonstration WHEN: Tuesday, September 27th 11am WHERE: Parker Center, LAPD Headquarters, 150 North Los Angeles Street

LAPD estimate that 15,000 people participated in anti-war march (tags)

In Los Angeles, police estimated 15,000 people participated in a raucous 1 1/2 -mile march from Olympic Boulevard and Broadway to Los Angeles and Temple streets, where speakers such as actor Martin Sheen and state Sen. Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) took to a stage and railed against the Bush administration. Organizers said that as many as 50,000 protesters were on hand.

Los Angeles Peace March 9/24/05 (tags)

More photos taken at Olympic & Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles, Sept 24, 2005

Los Angeles Peace March 9/24/05 (tags)

Photos taken at Olympic & Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles, Sept 24, 2005

Interview with an Iraq war Veteran who is against the war (tags)

A short interview with Garrett a veteran who recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Peace in LA (tags)

Unofficial counts of 10,000 people walking for peace in Los Angeles. A broad scope of protestors, Latin American, African American, Old, and Young. Please enjoy the photos!

Photos from Today's Downtown Anti-War March (tags)

At least 5,000 people took part in an anti-war march and rally today in downtown Los Angeles.

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

Tonight in LA: Guerilla Light Spectacle (tags)

Event tonight in Downtown Los Angeles

THE 4TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL NIGERIA FILM & CULTURE (tags)

THE 4TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL NIGERIA FILM & CULTURE FESTIVAL

SCAF with IWW and the Harbor Truckers March on Labor Day (tags)

Families with happy faces are bathing in a sea of american flags, proudly holding their union's banner and some signs, most of them telling us "Teachers are the real action heroes" and "Nurses are the real action heroes" (we loved these signs!).

LAPD Shuts Down Hip Hop Katrina Benefit Show (tags)

Article on shut-down Katrina benefit show in south central LA- LAPD shuts down benefit show.

Rent Control Rehab for the Well-Heeled (tags)

Property values have risen an average of 425% in California since 1980 and 115% in Los Angeles since 2000. If you have the means, escape the "perpetual tenant syndrome" and enter the rent control rehab program before it's too late.

Bush is Behind False Warnings of Al-Qaeda Strike in Los Angeles (tags)

Bush is faking al-Qaeda warnings...

Bush Threatens Los Angeles (tags)

In an effort to divert attention from Bush's murder of tens of thousands of Americans in New Orleans, the CIA produced a new tape for Bush's "Al-Qaeda Show", threatening to murder the people of Los Angeles.

Maxine Waters - Out of Iraq (tags)

Congresswoman Maxine Waters makes a presentation against the war in Iraq.

New Orleans Support Rally (tags)

On Wednesday, September 7, in Westwood, Los Angeles, 95 people gathered at Westwood and Veteran to demand that the government implements a REAL relief plan for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The rally was organized by ANSWER LA.

FRI 9/9: Cindy Sheehan Hits LA (tags)

Cindy Sheehan Back in California Friday to Push Area Representatives and Senators to Bring the Troops Home from Iraq and Speak at Public Event in Culver City in the Evening Sheehan will speak with Senator Barbara Boxer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi by phone, and meet with Senator Dianne Feinstein’s staff in Bay Area, and Congressman Henry Waxman in Los Angeles

Beginning the Discussion on Goals and Strategy - SCAF (LA) (tags)

Beginning the discussion on Goals and Strategy [and structure] -- Southern California Anarchist Federation (Los Angeles Chapter)

Flor y Canto: Farewell Los Angeles... (tags)

Farewell Los Angeles... Flor y Canto is closing down.

LAPD beating of Minister Tony Muhammed/The Killing of 13-year old Devin Brown by LAPD (tags)

Discussion: Minister Tony Muhammed, of the Nation of Islam, was badly beaten by the LAPD last week. We will also discuss our continued struggle to have the police officer who shot and killed 13-year Devin Brown, fired from the LAPD.

Protest beating of Tony Muhammad (tags)

Minister Tony Muhammad was savagely beaten by the LAPD. We are going to the Parker Center to speak to the new police commissioners.

TUES. 8/30: Protest Against Schwarzenegger Fundraiser at Anaheim Angels Ballpark (tags)

Registered Nurses from the California Nurses Association (CNA) will sponsor "Nurses & Family Night at the Ballpark" opposite an Arnold Schwarzenegger fundraiser to be held during the Los Angeles Angels-Oakland A's game in Anaheim this Tuesday, August 30. Nurses will be on hand to protest Schwarzenegger's record-setting corporate fundraising and his $80 million special election which contains a variety of propositions that benefit his corporate donor to the detriment of nurses and other Californians.

Maxine Waters - Out of Iraq (tags)

Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California, speaks out against the War in Iraq.

Activists Needed for New TV show (tags)

A new documentary based TV show is looking for Southern California activists to profile on our show.

Political Forum - Eyewitness Report from Venezuela (tags)

Political Forum - Eyewitness Report from Venezuela and the World Festival of Youth and Students

No Justice, No Peace (tags)

13 year old Devin Brown was murdered by Officer Steven Garcia. Also, each day the police in Los Angeles kill a Black man or woman. We want justice, and we want it NOW.

California Safe Schools Sponsors AB 405 (tags)

Montañez School Pesticide Safety Bill Closer To Governor’s Signature!

To Picket Fences in L.A. (tags)

Too many years have passed and too many fences have been built for Los Angeles to attempt a perilous, impractical and costly u-turn back to the “Leave it to Beaver” days when neighborhoods had unobstructed front lawns.

25.35 @ Transport Gallery (tags)

Tranport Gallery presents 25.35 - opening reception this Saturday 8/20/05 6pm to 10pm (exhibition runs thru Spet 24th!)

All Power to the People 8/21 South central l.a (tags)

ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE! CONFERENCE AND OPEN FORUM FOR MULTI-RACIAL INTENSIVE ORGANIZING in South Central LA

Campo: Good Riddance and Goodbye (tags)

On Saturday, protestors celebrated the defeat of the California Minutemen, and Friends of the Border Patrol introduced themselves.

Help save the South Central Farm (tags)

“The protection of the health and the safety of the people; the right of people to produce their means of subsistence" -- Lil' Joe

Election Reform Speaker at LA Greens (tags)

David Holtzman, founder of Los Angeles Voters for Instant Runoff Elections, will speak at the Los Angeles Greens meeting on why the "Instant Runoff" system of the single transferable vote is better than plurality rule and what people can do to get the City of Los Angeles and L.A. County to use Instant Run-off Voting (IRV).

Local Artists Invited to Display Work in Downtown (tags)

Downtown LA is brimming with artistic talent- to help show it off, the Downtown Center Business Improvement District along with the Central City Association is inviting local artists to have their artwork displayed in their office right in the heart of Downtown LA.

Emergency Protest: Donald Rumsfeld in LA - Tomorrow, Thurs, 8/4, 11 am (tags)

PROTEST WAR CRIMINAL DONALD RUMSFELD IN LA TOMORROW!

Much Ado About Mansionization? (tags)

Mansionizers—who are frequently "spec" builders--buy small or dilapidated homes, raze them and erect massive structures, often resembling sterile apartment buildings.

SOS Rejected by L.A. Urban Policy Roundtable (tags)

The L.A. Urban Policy Roundtable moderated by Earl Hutchinson and scheduled for August 20, has been cancelled. The Roundtable was to be used by Save Our State as a vehicle to build relations with the black community in Los Angeles.

1ST AMENDMENT VIOLATIONS ON VENICE BOARDWALK (final updated & corrected version) (tags)

Complaints Filed with L. A. City Ethics Commission Venice activists Re: City Council's Free Speech Violations on Venice Boardwalk.

Watts Community Demands Justice Part 1 (tags)

July 23, 2005 Standing in front of the 108th street police station members of cop terrorized south Los Angeles voiced their outrage over the military style assault which left 17 month old Suzie Marie Peña and her farther Jose Raul dead.

Report from Campo - Anti-MM Action (7/23) (tags)

Approximately 60 activists from around the region converged on the border area south of Campo, CA to peacefully make the point that the Minutemen are not welcome in California.

Watts Community Demands Justice Part 2 (tags)

July 23, 2005 Standing in front of the 108th street police station members of cop terrorized south Los Angeles voiced their outrage over the military style assault which left 17 month old Suzie Marie Peña and her farther Jose Raul dead.

Maxine Waters Out -of-Iraq Teach-In in LA (tags)

INGLEWOOD -- U-S Rep. Maxine Waters led a rally today calling for the United States to withdraw from Iraq.

Murdering Enforcers Have No Right to Rule (tags)

Murdering Enforcers Have No Right to Rule Word from the RC4 On the LAPD Massacre of Raúl Peña and His 18-Month-Old Daughter Susie

Help Save the South Central Framers (tags)

Help Save the South Central Framers

RC4 Tour Arrives in LA: July 23 (tags)

The Revolutionary Communist 4 (RC4) Speaking Tour arrives in the Los Angeles area. They will be spreading revolution and communism, and challenging those at the bottom of society to step forward and become emancipators of humanity.

Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, Save Our State, and National Vanguard to Partner (tags)

The people at Save Our State have been busy. Now that they have joined forces with the National Vanguard, they are meeting with members of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable to join with them as well.

TWO IMPORTANT EVENTS IN SOLIDARITY WITH CUBA & VENEZUELA (tags)

TWO IMPORTANT EVENTS IN SOLIDARITY WITH CUBA & VENEZUELA (1) Picnic; (2) Cuban Film Double Feature

A.N.S.W.E.R. CONDEMNS THE LAPD KILLING OF SUZIE MARIE PEÑA (tags)

A.N.S.W.E.R. CONDEMNS THE LAPD KILLING OF SUZIE MARIE PEÑA Stop Racist Police Violence! Take Action Today!

DOPE ASS SHOW July 22nd at the LA Workers Center! (tags)

Punk, hip-hop, & Venezuelan food! Come for a good time! Help us get to Venezuela!

Comment Regarding Venice Food Not Bombs (tags)

Comment received regarding a post by Barbara Peck.

"The Traveling Wobbly Show" Art Exhibit (tags)

[ News on an art exhibit about the IWW comes from artist Mark Vallen's "Art For A Change" weblog - www.art-for-a-change.com/blog ]

FRI. 7/15: Candlelight Vigil for Baby Suzie Lopez at Parker Center 4:30 - 7pm (tags)

WHAT: Candle light vigil for Susie Lopez and her father. LAPD Assistant Chief George Gascon will also be having a community meeting in the auditoriun at the same time. WHEN: Friday 15 from 4:30 to 7pm WHERE: In Front of LAPD's Parker Center 150 North Los Angeles St. (@ 1st Street), Downtown Los Angeles

An open letter to anti-immigrant groups (tags)

A satirical, but sincere offer to anti-immigrant groups claiming they aren't racists.

Over 150 Events Planned on 3rd Anniversary of Downing Street Memo (tags)

Rep. Maxine Waters will host an Out-of-Iraq teach-in on July 23 in Inglewood to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the Downing Street Memo. Hear about the Out of Iraq Caucus & Resolution of Inquiry in Congress. Learn how to protect our youth from military recruiters. Join a cell phone call-in demanding journalists tell the truth re: Downing Street Memo. This will be one of 150 events around the country organized by AfterDowningStreet.org.

Evidence links George Bush to Los Angeles drug operation (tags)

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SOS to Exploit Racial Tensions in L.A. (tags)

The following was posted on the SOS website and was written by SOS founder, Joe Turner. www.saveourstate.org

Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine Cpl. Carlos Pineda, 23, Los Angeles; Killed During a Rescue in Iraq

South Central Farmers injunction to save community garden is reversed by Court of Appeals- (tags)

On June 30, 2005, the Court of Appeal reversed the Superior Court’s order granting the preliminary injunction. The South Central Farmers Feeding Families have 40 days from June 30 to petition the California Supreme Court to review the Court of Appeal’s ruling. If the Supreme Court declines to hear the case, the urban garden will be demolished in about three months. Concerned supporters our community is devastated by this result and we need your support. In the same manner that the Zapatista in Chiapas are being attack so will we. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has already begun to dismantle our leadership through low intensity cointel-pro strategies. We need you all to call and write letters to the following people we have attached.....

ISO statement re: Baldwin Park II & democracy in movements (tags)

Los Angeles ISO's response to posts about the anti-Minutemen Project/SOS movement

Zapatista "Red-Alert" Update 7/8/05 (tags)

This past Wednesday concerned community members from Los Angeles, to Orange County, to Long Beach, met once again at the Eastside Café in El Sereno to discuss the developments in Chiapas and the 3rd part of the Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle that the Zapatistas released shortly after our first meeting.

Joe Turner Hero In The New Again (tags)

Joe Turner in the News Again...ever wonder why there are SO many stories on Joe Tuner and NONE on the indymedia leaders?

THURS 7PM: CodePink Vigil for Peace at British Consulate in WLA (tags)

CODEPINK Women’s Peace Group Holds Vigil This Evening at British Consulate in Los Angeles WHEN: 7 PM on Thursday, July 7 WHERE: British Consulate-General, 1766 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1200 (between Bundy and Barrington) West Los Angeles

Join CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS at the LOTUS FESTIVAL (tags)

Learn about environmental health and safety. Fun for the entire family.

NAVY RECRUITERS TALK TO YOUNG CHILDREN AT LOCAL LIBRARY (tags)

"'How could I join the U.S. Navy,' asked the young Latino man who appeared to be 18 to 22 years of age. 'I can give you a business card,' replied Rojas. 'Give us a call Monday, and we can just go from there.'"

Help Local Activist: Free Dele Ailemen (tags)

Local Activists Meet to Discuss Zapatista Red Alert (tags)

When Comandante Marcos sent out a general red-alert last week from the Zapatista community in Chiapas, Mexico, ripples of concern could be felt worldwide.

Transgender: Book signing (tags)

http://www.iacenterla.org/

Summary Meeting on BP June 25th (tags)

Summary of a meeting held this past week with organizations that participated in the organizing of the Baldwin Park 2 event.

Self-Help Graphics Update (tags)

Update on the Self-Help Graphic story. 200 attend mass meeting in Highland Park to find a way to open the doors of Self-Help again. following materials and photo come from Chicano artist Harry Gamboa. See art for change web log for more details on story: www.art-for-a-change.com/blog

Reading to Kids July Reading Clubs (tags)

Reading to Kids is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to inpiring underserved children with the love of reading.

Journalist Under Attack By The Garden Grove Police Department (tags)

URGENT ACTION ALERT: Military Out Of Our Communities! (tags)

Please take a few minutes to make two or three phone calls.

Report from Save Our State (tags)

Even the SOS members stated that many of the arrests at Baldwin Park against counter demonstrators could have been arbitrary.

BP 2 from the SOS perspective (tags)

General observations for those interested - from the mind of a 'racist hate monger'.

News From The Front Lines: Baldwin Park Updates (tags)

I am merely relaying news information as reported from independent news reporters covering the protests in Baldwin Park by Save Our State (an Anti-Illegal Immigration Organization) and the citizens of greater Los Angeles who have come together in opposition to Save Our State. This protest is about a series of insriptions on a monument that reflects the struggles of Latino and Anglo relations. Save Our State finds that communities with Latino Americans are "Cease Pools" and their culture and history are offensive and wants the inscriptions removed.

More SOS/Stormfront Connection (tags)

The following was taken from several posts on threads entitled “Getting Active In Socal”, “Baldwin Park” and “UPDATE: Photos of SOS vs. Mexicans in Alhambra, CA”

Correction to Danzantes: a very tragic accident (tags)

Correction to previous report of Danzantes accident

Al OTro Lado--To The Other Side (tags)

A review of a very powerful film, beeing screened at the L.A. Film Fest, regarding immigration and corridos.

Louis Farrakhan appearing in Los Angeles (tags)

Minister Louis Farrakhan will appear live on KJLH, Talk Radio, 102.3 FM, and at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Los Angeles, California

SOS to Abandon L.A. County? (tags)

Is SOS On shaky ground? Are they leery about coming back to L.A. county? Read below for details.

1st Amendemtn Violations on Venice Boardwalk (tags)

A Complaint Filed with the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission on Wednsday, June 15, 2005 re: Cindy Miscikowski's Breaches

Alhambra: And Then They Came (tags)

Report from the Alhambra Home Depot Save Our State anti-immigrant demonstration and counter-protest

MARK VALLEN - Self Help Graphics Finished? (tags)

Los Angeles artist, Mark Vallen, wrote and posted the following article on his weblog concerning the closing of LA's Self Help Graphics. You can read more of his posts, at: www.art-for-a-change.com/blog

After Downing St. Rally at KTLA (Report with Pix and Video) (tags)

A rally was convened on just one day's notice to support the hearings convened by Rep. Conyers and over 100 other Members of Congress to investigate the Downing St. Minutes. These recently-leaked minutes detail Bush's illegal conspiracy with Tony Blair to invade Iraq almost one year prior to the official invasion.

Rally at KTLA to Force Downing St. Minutes Coverage (tags)

Demonstrate TODAY Thursday, June 16th 5:30pm at KTLA (5800 Sunset Bl., Los Angeles) regarding inadequate coverage of the Downing Street Minutes and the hearings being organizaed by Congressperson Conyers and others.

TUES 5PM: Join Anti-Schwarzenegger Protest Outside SMC at Pico & 17th St. (tags)

On Tuesday, June 14, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is coming to Santa Monica College to give the commencement address to graduating students at his alma mater. Meanwhile, he wants to cut education funding, teacher's wages, and jobs across California.

What happened In Victorville (SOS rally) (tags)

The SOS was in Victorville on Saturday. The picture quality is real bad but it's all we've got. Check below for the rundown of what happened.

This Sunday: Jeff Luers/Political Prisoner Event! (tags)

During the Weekend of Resistance, June 10-12th, 2005, social justice activists from across the world will organize to show their outrage about Jeff's imprisonment and the continued abuse and isolation of dissident prisoners across the globe.

PDF Baldwin Park Poster (tags)

PDF FLYER: NEW VERSION: http://la.indymedia.org/uploads/bp2.pdfbnnr1e.pdf

TransUnity: GENDER EXPLOSION (tags)

June 3rd - 5th Celebrate the Transgender Community in Los Angeles

PROTEST SCHWARZENEGGER IN SANTA MONICA (tags)

Protest Schwarzenegger in Santa Monica on Tues, June 14, at 5 pm.

Mukasa - Willie Ricks (Black Power) (tags)

Mukasa (Willie Ricks), the inventor of the slogan Black Power will appear on TV on the Los Angeles area

Coca-Cola workers strike! (tags)

Over 2000 Teamsters working for Coca-Cola went out on strike in Connecticut and Southern California, Monday, the 23rd, 2005 after contract negotiations failed. In southern California alone 1700 production and truck drivers throughout San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange County, and Riverside are out. Rally and press conference have been called for Wednesday, June 1st, at noon at the bottling plant in downtown Los Angeles that’s located off of Pico and Central at 12.

Sherman Austin detained for "terrorist ties" (tags)

Sherman Austin (former webmaster of raisethefist.com) detained for "terrorist ties"

Minutemen Protest (1 of 3) (tags)

The Garden Gove Police Department conducted themselves in ways that were expected. They protected the racists, and attacked the people.

Huge Union Protest Against Arnold (tags)

Los Angeles, May 25—About Three thousand public employees attended a rally, “Action Day For a Better California,” in Downtown LA at Pershing Square. Parents, teachers, registered nurses, firefighters and police officers showed up to display their discontentment about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's policy agenda shortchanging them and their children.

Free Screening of Redemption (tags)

Film showing of "Redemption"

Bike Exhibits Opening June 4 (tags)

NELA Bikes! Art meets human powered transport for a sustainable city: June 4 – 26 NELA Bikes! is a month-long series of events being planned in Northeast LA to celebrate bike culture and inspire people to get out of their cars and ride. It’s being organized in conjunction with Bike Summer 2005, a city wide bicycle extravaganza that comes to Los Angeles this June after being hosted by seven other cities around the US and Canada.

Wed. 5/25: Thousands of Teachers, Parents, Students Rally to Stop Schwazenegger (tags)

WHAT: The Los Angeles rally is timed to coincide with another huge rally at the Capitol in Sacramento protests Governor Schwazenegger's broken promises tp to schools, his attacks on working people and his special election petition campaign that would waste $80 millon. There will be a special tribute to labor leader Miguel Contreras, who past away earlier this month. WHEN: Wednesday, May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (6th and Olive St.)

A Short history of riots in Los Angeles (tags)

A Short history of riots in Los Angeles

Black High School Student slain in Corona (tags)

Racial Tensions STILL on the Rise; School Districts STILL Covering Up; Parents Furious at school's Lack of Response.

Baldwin Park: Who's Land? Our Land! (tags)

Report on Baldwin Park counter-action against Save Our State.

Wednes. May 25: LA Mass Mobilization to Stop Schwazenegger (tags)

WHAT: Action Day Wednesday, May 25 Mobilization in Los Angeles Action to coincide with a mass demonstration at the Capitol in Sacramento to stop the Governor Schwazenegger and his special election petition campaign that would ruin public education. WHEN: May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (5th and Olive St.)

Miguel Contreras Remembered (tags)

Today we mourn the death of Miguel Contreras, a major figure in the Los Angeles and national trade union movement, who died suddenly last Friday of a heart attack. Miguel was the Secretary-Treasurer of the L.A. County Federation of Labor—that is, its executive director, field general, chief strategist and tactician.

Services for Labor Leader Miguel Contreras (tags)

A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 pm, followed by a rosary from 7 to 9 pm, this Wednesday May 11 at St. Vincent’s Church, 621 West Adams Blvd on the corner of Figueroa and Adams Streets in Los Angeles. A memorial service will take place this Thursday May 12, at 2 pm at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 West Temple St. between Grand and Hill Streets in Los Angeles. A reception will follow from 3 to 6 pm.

Art Show in LA closed by Police (tags)

On April 23rd, 2005, the LAPD raided and closed down a political art exhibit at the Transport Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. Artist Mark Vallen reported the details on his web log - www.art-for-a-change.com/blog - his report follows:

South Central Farmers (tags)

There’s a farm in the middle of the city! A real farm; where people grow food to eat and plants to heal. A place where people feel connected to the earth and to their community.

May Day 2005 (tags)

May Day in Los Angeles, April 30, 2005, was sponsored by MIWON (Multi-Ethnic Workers Organazing Network)

Last Minute May Day Student Contingent (tags)

Radical students from different schools will be forming a contingent for the May Day Action

1984 comes to Hollywood (tags)

The recently installed surveillance cameras along Hollywood Boulevard are being credited with the quick arrest of a transient who brutally stabbed a 21-year-old local resident in the neck as the victim sat, eating his lunch in a Hollywood Burger King.

LA DEMONSTRATORS BLOCK CAR OF GEN. TOMMY FRANKS (tags)

LOS ANGELES SCHOOL IS SITE OF DRAMATIC CONFRONTATION General Franks, attempting to leave the school in an SUV with tinted windows, was totally blocked by protesters who climbed onto the hood and body of the car and blocked his departure with banners, signs and their own bodies. it remained immobilized in the middle of the street.

Earth Day Comes Alive! Audubon Center at Debs Park (tags)

Earth Day Comes Alive! Audubon Center at Debs Park Saturday April 23, 2005 9:00am to 4:00pm 4700 North Griffin Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90031

11th annual Eco Maya Festival   (tags)

Sat. April 23 & Sun. April 24, 2005        10 am - 7 pm   11th annual Eco Maya Festival       at L.A. Eco-Village   FREE ADMISSION          Celebrating our culture and protecting our Mother Earth,               Connecting the Environment, Culture and Heritage

Greenpeace Cofounder in L.A. April 20: "Sustaining Activism" (tags)

The LA Greens will host accomplished writer, activist and Greenpeace co-founder Rex Weyler for a lecture and discussion in honor of Earth Day on April 20, 2005. Author of the newly published "Greenpeace: How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists and Visionaries Changed the World," Weyler will speak about keeping our commitment to the Earth, organizing and fostering social and political action.

Hell on wheels: pocket bikes face new regs in LA (tags)

Members of the Los Angeles Police Department praised Councilman Dennis Zine as his motion regulating the sale of mini motorcycles - commonly known as “pocket bikes” - gained the final approval of the city council.

Documentary on Argentine Factory Occupations Opens in Los Angeles (tags)

A new Canadian documentary on worker takeovers of idled factories in Argentina opens Friday in Los Angeles.

Kamau Daáood appearing at the Central Library, Los Angeles (tags)

A mythic figure in the Southern California arts scene, Kamau Daáood is a performance poet, educator, and community arts activist who is widely acknowledged as a major driving force behind Los Angeles’ black cultural renaissance.

Palestinian political prisoners tour in Los Angeles 4/14 (tags)

Hosted by IWitness Palestine (IWP): The tour's main objectives are to raise awareness and solidarity around the struggle of Palestinian political prisoners inside Israeli occupation jails and to connect the struggle of Palestinian political prisoners to struggles against the prison industrial complex in North America.

California Clients Fight Forced Mental Health Treatment (tags)

In a move that has angered mental health clients and spurred mounting criticism of voter betrayal, state officials announced Tuesday that counties will likely be allowed to use taxpayer money from recently passed ballot measure Proposition 63 to fund involuntary treatment, including court-ordered outpatient commitment. In response, clients have launched a letter-writing campaign to demand the state reverse its course.

Premier Film Screening Makeda’s Daughters (tags)

Friday April 15, 2005, 7:30 p.m. in South Los Angeles, Radical Women screen a new documentary that chronicles the artistic achievements of five Black women artists

Gender Connections event (tags)

Gender PAC will be holding a Gender Connections event in Los Angeles

Wednesday, April 20 REX WEYLER, CO-FOUNDER OF GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL (tags)

THE LOS ANGELES GREENS INVITE YOU TO A SPECIAL EARTH DAY EVENT: REX WEYLER, CO-FOUNDER OF GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL, SPEAKS ON "SUSTAINING ACTIVISM"

Reparations..NOW (tags)

This show will outline why reparations should and must be paid to the descendants of America's African slaves.

APRIL 10 XI MARCHA POR ZAPATA (tags)

El 10 de abril todos a honrar la lucha del GENERAL EMILIANO ZAPATA ZAPATA VIVE, LA LUCHA SIGUE VIVA ZAPATA

FESTIVAL OF CHILDHOOD: Peace Through a Child's Eye (tags)

The Center for Non Violent Education and Parenting is holding its sixth annual Festival of Childhood (for all ages) featuring music, entertainment, arts & crafts and many other fun and creative activities for children and parents.

Arctic Wildlife Refuge, Los Angeles and Peak Oil (tags)

What's the connection between the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Los Angeles? The answer is peak oil. President Bush wants to open up ANWR (the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) to oil drilling and it has everything to do with the fact that we are at the global peak in oil extraction. Peak oil is the start of the age of ever declining oil extraction. This is very significant to Los Angeles because it could be argued that Los Angeles is one of the most oil-addicted places on earth - the birthplace of freeway suburbs, and home to thousands of big-box stores which carry products that traveled thousands of miles to reach us. In the article below, Kenneth Deffeyes brings to our attention the fact that the debate over ANWR is missing the big issue, the issue of peak oil. On April 10th in Venice, the Post Carbon Institute presents Options and Actions for a Post Carbon Los Angeles, with local community activists presenting projects addressing these issues.

APRIL 10 MARCHA POR ZAPATA (tags)

ORGANIZANDO BAJO EL ESPIRITU DEL GENERAL EMILIANO ZAPATA ONCEAVA MARCHA EN LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA

Thurs. 3/31: Pablo Paredes & Javier Couso Join Amy Goodman Live in LA (tags)

Javier Couso Joins Amy Goodman Live in LA Brother of Jose Couso, the Spanish cameraman killed when a US military tank fired on the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad nearly two years ago. Javier is in the United States to call for an independent investigation into the death of his brother and the prosecution of those responsible.

WITHERED Arts Journalism in LA? (tags)

"All historic epochs have cynics who pontificate that everything under the sun has been accomplished, and that there are "no more movements" on the horizon. Such proclamations are the clearest sign that all hell is about to break loose. Artists have always reacted to the world around them - with their collective actions forming schools or movements. To declare that we are in a "post-movement" period while the world is burning is nothing short of delusional."

Santa Monica Starts Massive New Push for Anti-Homeless Laws (tags)

With election of "Bobby Shriver" --brother of Maria Shriver, and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's wife --Homeless People in Santa Monica are Facing What May be the Single Biggest Push in the Nation to Pass a Massive Wave of New Anti-Homeless Laws.

Legendary Stevie Wonder Receiving the 2005 Literary Award (tags)

The 10th Annual Black Writers on Tour 2005 Conference is coming to Los Angeles. Saturday, April 2, 2005 LAX Radisson, 6225 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. WWW.BlackWritersOnTour.com Call: (323) 750-3592 (323) 750-2886 (fax) The theme for this year is "Literacy is Everybody's Business: Who Will Tell Our Story". The 2005 Literary Award will be presented to the Legendary Mr. Stevie Wonder. Also highlighted are the Children of Legends who write. Malcolm X's daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, author of "Growing Up X", Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter, Yolanda King, author of "Open My Eyes, Open My Soul: Celebrating Our Common Humanity," and Muhammad Ali's daughter, Maryum "May May" Ali, author of "I Shook Up the World." Dr. Claud Anderson will be the luncheon keynote speaker. Luncheon tickets are $45.00. Get your tickets while they last. You can order via telephone with any major credit card. Call (323) 750-3592. Ask for Dr. Rosie Milligan. Thanks so much.

Black Writers On Tour (tags)

The 10th Annual Black Writers on Tour 2005 Conference is coming to Los Angeles. The theme for this year is "Literacy is Everybody's Business: Who Will Tell Our Story". The 2005 Literary Award will be presented to the Legendary Mr. Stevie Wonder.

Cesar Chavez Day: Walk for Dignity (tags)

The Xispas website and blog is the place to learn about Xicano culture, art, and politics. We deal with history, indigenous traditions, books, opinions, and social criticism. In this newsblast, we offer some people's history and opportunity for community action. Con solidaridad - Xispas staff

99 Cents Workers DEMO (tags)

East Los Angeles, California, March 23rd, a demonstration at a 99 Cents Only Store, in Montebello, was the kickoff of a campaign in support of the 99 Cents Only workers for affordable health care and decent wages.

Iraq Week at the University of Southern California (tags)

Press release and schedule of events at USC Iraq's Week.

Ralph Nader's Anti-War Tour in So Cal. (tags)

Ralph Nader's END THE WAR & OCCUPATION TOUR.

Spooks in the city of angels (tags)

Los Angeles Times has a fascinating piece below-the-fold about the Iranian diaspora community in Los Angeles — the largest anywhere outside of Iran — and the efforts by various national security agencies (including the CIA) to gather intelligence about Iran from this ex-pat community.

Jackie Goldberg at 3/19/05 Antiwar Demonstration (tags)

State Representative Jackie Goldberg Addresses crowd at demonstration against the Iraq war at intersection of Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles on 3/19/05.

Jackie Goldberg at 3/19/05 Antiwar Demonstration (tags)

State Representative Jackie Goldberg addresses crowd at the 3/19/05 demonstration against the Iraq war at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles.

Rap (Audio): Dear Mr. Bush by Wil B. (tags)

MP3 (audio only) version of rap against the Iraq War performed at demonstration against the war in Los Angeles on 3/19/05 by rapper Wil B.

Rap: Dear Mr. Bush by Wil B. (tags)

Rapper Wil B. performs protest piece "Dear Mr. Bush" at the demonstration against the Iraq war in Los Angeles at Hollywood and Highland on 3/16/05.

Anti-War Demonstration in Hollywood, California (tags)

The people in Los Angeles had a lot to say about Bush but they all agreed on one thing...end the senseless war in Iraq and bring the troops home now.

March 19th Action (tags)

A number of photos from the action against the war in and occupation of Iraq on March 19th in Los Angeles.

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."

March 17- Commemorating Rachel Corrie (tags)

Women in Black - Los Angeles presents... A Special Event Commemorating Rachel Corrie Rachel Corrie, a young human rights activist from Olympia, Washington, was killed on March 16th, 2003. She was trying to prevent a family home in Gaza from being demolished, when an Israeli bulldozer ran her over. Film Screening: "Dispatches: The Killing Zone" Talks: Dr. Laila Al-Marayati - Media's whitewashing of this crime Rev. Darrel Meyers - Presbyterian Church's divestment decision Mary Hughes - Witnessing the situation in Palestine Date and Time: Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Venue: Liberty Hill Foundation, 2121 Cloverfield Boulevard, Suite 113 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (NE corner Cloverfield & Pico - Free parking on site) Film description and speaker bios below; no admission charge; free literature available For more information, see www.wib-la.org

ANTIWAR MARCH! March 19th, High Noon - Hollywood & Vine (tags)

Be there... or be a bush supporter

Call for Revolutionary Anarchist Contingent M19 (tags)

March 19, the 2 year anniversary of the US’s latest imperial affair, we call for a revolutionary anarchist contingent, which will march in the ANSWER demonstration at 12 noon, M19 at Hollywood and Vine.

POLICE HARASS PROTESTERS ON VENICE BOARDWALK (tags)

Two Venice Beach activists ticketed by LAPD for being in 'designated area' in Free Speech Zone on Venice Boardwalk Sunday, March 13, 2005. The 'designated area' is part of L.A. City's attempt to regulate the Free Speech Zone by use of a lottery system that is being boycotted by a group of artist-activists in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

April 10th, Options and Actions for a Post Carbon Los Angeles (tags)

Sunday, April 10th, 4 - 8 PM, Venice, CA The Post Carbon Institute will present a screening of The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream as well as a panel of speakers who will discuss the serious issues we will be facing in Los Angeles with the coming global decline in fossil fuel extraction and present local projects which represent a step towards sustainability.

Immigration Detainees Abused in San Pedro (tags)

On March 5 at the San Pedro detention center, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent M. Lopez attacked Iranian immigration detainee Mohammed Mirmehdi, dragged him into a storage room and repeatedly punched and choked him.

Dr. Gino Strada in Los Angeles 3/12-19 (tags)

Dr. Gino Strada, a doctor on the front lines tells the raw truth about war.

Mukasa (Willie Ricks) is coming to Los Angeles (tags)

You must come out to see and hear Mukasa (Willie Ricks), Mr. Black Power.

Cuban Film Premiere in Los Angeles - Fri, Feb 26, 7 pm (tags)

Come to the LA premiere of "Mission Against Terror: the Case of the Cuban Five": the first documentary on the Five.

March/Rally to Defend the Bolivarian Revolution in L.A. (tags)

Coalition Against Intervention in Venezuela

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

Orange county: Officer Shoots Unarmed 19-Year Old (tags)

As far as a political discussion, this would probably fall under the same category as Amadou Diallo Case, and Abner Louima in an example of law enforcement brutality bordering on outright criminality. Here are the relevant facts:

Devin Was 13...and the Police Killed Him (tags)

In the quiet of 4:00 on a Sunday morning, in the darkness, alone in the front seat of a car, the short, sweet life of Devin Brown was ended in a violent burst of gunfire. A night-riding Los Angeles police officer stood near the car he was in. It took him seconds to draw his gun and fire: Five shots. Then five more. Half of them struck and killed the boy in the car. Devin Brown was 13.

Panamanian Abducted in LA by Police, Missing (tags)

Panamanian American arrested in LA on January 7.

A.N.S.W.E.R.-LA STATEMENT ON THE LAPD KILLING OF DEVIN BROWN (tags)

Stand against racism here and abroad! Stop police brutality! The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism), Los Angeles, condemns unconditionally the Los Angeles Police Department for the brutal murder of Devin Brown, and all acts of latent and racist brutality against the people of Los Angeles.

LAPD SHOT 13-year-old (tags)

LOS ANGELES - Residents in South Los Angeles reacted to the fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old suspected car thief with shock and anger Monday - and questioned whether it was justified....... http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/10841189.htm?1c

Transgenders Lack Access to Proper Health Care (tags)

Transgenders discuss how the health care system falls short of their needs.

Super Bowl Party at Arnold's ... But It's No Party For Nurses, Patients, Students, Disable (tags)

When: 2 PM, Sunday, February 6 Where: 12989 Chalon Road/ Corner of Mandeville Canyon Road & Chalon (North of Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles)

HAITI SPEAKING TOUR (tags)

Come see Journalist Kevin Pina speak and show clips from his new documentary "Haiti: The Betrayal of Democracy". Kevin broke the story of the U.S. kidnapping and coup of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in February of 2004 and has been on Pacifica Radio's "Democracy Now" numerous times.

Gay Bashing: Its the Collaborators, Stupid (tags)

The necons, directed by Karl Rove and the Bush Faith-based Initive federal money, is wooing black preachers willing to be puppets in their homophobic campaign against 'gay marriage'

March 19: Global Day of Coordinated Actions (tags)

Los Angeles March and Rally on the 2nd Anniversary of the "Shock and Awe" Invasion of Iraq.

Gregory L. Innes Indicted for Libel (tags)

Los Angeles nutbag indicted for libeling protesters.

City Departments Plotted to Paralyze the Venice Neighborhood Council (tags)

Leaders of the Grass Roots Venice Neighborhood Council (GRVNC) have learned, through the release of public records, that several Los Angeles city departments were secretly monitoring their activities. Ultimately, members of a working group within the city government succeeded in overturning the neighborhood council’s election and rendering the GRVNC unable to function.

Transitioning Health Care (tags)

Town Hall Meeting on healthcare and coverage for transgender people

The Green Party Stands for Peace (tags)

Of all the parties on last November's ballot in LA County there were only two parties one could vote for that had a platform against the war. One was the Peace and Freedom Party and the other was the Green Party.

Los Angeles - 01/20/05 AntiBush Protest (tags)

16 shots of the protest that took place on 01/20/05 near the federal Building.

J20 Coronation Protest in Los Angeles (tags)

32 pictures from J20 in Los Angles. Page 2 of 2

J20 Coronation Protest in Los Angeles (tags)

32 pictures from J20 in Los Angles. Page 1 of 3

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)

Officers who beat Donovan Jackson rewarded by jury (tags)

Beat a Black teen and cover it up, and win $2.4 million.

TONIGHT 7 PM: Protest Against Execution of Brain Damaged Man (tags)

Schwarzenegger Denies Clemency Protest Against Execution of Brain Damaged Man WHEN: Tuesday, January 18th 7PM RALLY WHERE: WESTWOOD FEDERAL BUILDING 11000 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA (Corner of Veteran)

Exhibit by Tibetan photographers in exile (tags)

Tibetan Photo Project Exhibit opens Feb. 3 in L.A. The Tibetan Photo Project offers the first collection of photos taken by Tibetans living in exile, images of the Dalai Lama, informational texts and rare 1932 pictures of Tibet . Event is free to public. Click the story for details.

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.

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.

Sat Jan 8 - Downtown LA Culture Jamming show: EVOLUTION CONTROL COMMITTEE + CHROMELODEON (tags)

CULTURE JAMMING SHOW!! SAT JAN 8 Los Angeles CA @ The Smell 247 South Main St (enter in back) between 2nd and 3rd Street) w/ THE EVOLUTION CONTROL COMMITTEE www.evolution-control.com & CHROMELODEON www.chromelodeon.com

Eco-Village Speaker at First Unitarian Church (tags)

Lois Arkin, resident of LA’s Eco-Village and Executive Director of CRSP (Cooperative Resources and Services Project), will speak on the subject of Deep and Rapid Change on January 23 at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service of the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles, 2936 West 8th Street. Free. (213) 389-1356.

VONS PICKETERS FILE POLICE HARASSMENT SUIT (tags)

Hermosa Beach officers are the primary defendants. Nine plaintiffs claim loss of civil rights.

TG shot 12/27/04, LAPD mourns criminal (tags)

In a LA Times report of of a Marine's murder of a Transgender woman in Hollywood, an LAPD assistant chief is quoted as showing sympathy for the murderer, none for the victim.

New Year Hitchhiker Happening in Slab City (tags)

A New Year's Hitchhiker Happening in the desert of Southern California is a celebration of the open road and a chance to connect with like-minded travelers. We will also be discussing safety and civil rights, and welcome all for discussion, live music, free camping and more near the town of Niland.

The Fight in California (tags)

Two weeks, the supermarket workers in northern California had a protest, against the efforts of Safeway and other strong chains of cutting again the health insurance in the negotiations of a new union contract in this part of the neighbor of the north.

Tibetan Photo Project exhibit in Los Angeles (tags)

the first collection of photos by Tibetans living in exile will be exhibited at Antioch University - opens Feb. 3

Los Angeles BikeSummer Kicks Off With Fundraising Event (tags)

LA is hosting BikeSummer 2005 June 3rd to July 4th. Benefit/party/show tonight, Saturday the 18th at The Smell 247 S. Main St. in dwontown LA.

CALIF. TOWN HALL MEETING TO ADDRESS TARGETING OF MUSLIMS (tags)

LOS ANGELES AREA MEETING CONCERNING HARASSMENT BY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.

The Radical Teen Cheerleaders (tags)

"We're teens, we're cute, we're radical to boot We're angry, we're tough, and we have had enough Are we straight? Are we queer? We're just tired of ignorant fear We're diverse and we're proud, no one's going to keep us down!" -- Radical Teen Cheer

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

PowerNomics, The Economic Plan for Empowerment for Black America (tags)

Dr. Claud Anderson, Ed.D, PowerNomics, The Economic Plan to Empower Black America

Report: Tallying Ballots for the 2nd KPFK Local Station Board Election. 12/4/2004 (tags)

An on-location video report on the process of tallying ballots and other election issues for Pacifica's Los Angeles radio station KPFK's second Local Station Board (LSB) elections. Includes an interviews with Pacifica National Election Supervisor Kenny Mostern. (23:40)

Arlington West at Flor y Canto (tags)

Sally and Peter Dudar will be special guests at Flor y Canto this Friday evening at a screening of their new film Arlington West

Preserving a Living History: A Day for the Pacifica Radio Archives (tags)

Preserving a Living History: A Day for the Pacifica Radio Archives' All-Day (13-hour) National Simulcast Broadcast on Thursday, December 2, 2004 on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles from 6AM- 7PM

Lecture: Illegal Detentions of the U.S. War on Terror (tags)

This 15 minute lecture was one of four presentations given on U.S. political prisoners at the ANSWER coalition meeting on 11/23/04 in Los Angeles (sorry, the video says 11/24/04, which is wrong).

REMINDER THURSDAY: Orange County Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck Gathering (tags)

Everyone is invited to mourn Thankstaking!

Hotel Workers Boycott (tags)

Los Angeles. Local 11 members--housekeepers, cooks, servers, dishwashers, bellmen, front desk and PBX workers—announced a boycott this week of the nine luxury hotels of the Hotel Employers' Council after six months of threats and intimidation, the fear of an employer lockout, and termination of the workers' union contract. Elected officials, community groups, and clergy vow to honor the request “to avoid eating, meeting or sleeping” at hotels involved in the labor dispute to put financial pressure on the Hotel Council. Below find pictures of the picket line in front of the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, November 18th at 7:30 PM.

Homelessness in LA and Genocide of African Americans (tags)

Television shows on the homeless problem in Los Angeles, and the Genocide of African Americans.

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.

Riverside Criminalization of Homelessness Event (tags)

Speaking event on the criminalization of homelessness in Riverside, CA.

ppalled by L.A. Times (tags)

All of us who have resisted the Bush administration’s militaristic and illegal invasions are “insurgents.” We will hold George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, et. al., accountable for every single death that they cause, and we will continue to demand the truth from the press.

ALL ASPECTS OF THE SHERMAN AUSTIN CASE HAVE BEEN REJECTED BY THE DA! (tags)

All aspects of the Sherman Martin Austin case have been rejected by the LA County DA's Office

Westwood Anti-Occupation Demonstration Pictures - Part 2 of 2 (tags)

Despite the one-day notice, about 400-500 people turned out to protest the day after the start of the second U.S. attack on the people of Fallujah. Mysteriously, two tanks arrived and were immediately surrounded by chanting demonstrators.

Westwood Anti-Occupation Demonstration Pictures - Part 1 of 2 (tags)

Despite the one-day notice, about 400-500 people turned out to protest the day after the start of the second U.S. attack on the people of Fallujah. Mysteriously, two tanks arrived and were immediately surrounded by chanting demonstrators.

Emergency Demo Today: Stop the Fallujah Attack! (tags)

Join us for an Emergency Demo to Stop the Fallujah Attack! Today at 6 pm at the Westwood Federal Building.

Emergency Demonstartion (tags)

Emergency demonstartion called at Westwood Federal Building tomorrow at 6PM

VICTORY FOR SHERMAN AUSTIN -- DA WILL NOT FILE CHARGES (tags)

***ALL ASPECTS OF THE SHERMAN MARTIN AUSTIN CASE HAVE BEEN REJECTED BY THE LA COUNTY DA'S OFFICE***

PROTEST TODAY!!.NOV.3rd (tags)

CODEPINK LOS ANGELES Wednesday, November 3rd 2004 05:30 pm Los Angeles, CA USA join us, same time and place we have been for the last two years. We will either be celebrating or protesting and reminded those who drive by of the devastion that continues in Iraq and that we must get out now. Location:  across from Federal Building NW corner Wilsire and Veteran Los Angeles  90291  Contact: Jodie Evans jodie@codepinkalert.org 310-827-4320 Sponsored By: CODEPINK: Women for Peacewww.codepinkalert.org

ALDAMA ELEMENTARY & CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS HONORED WITH GREEN FLAG AWARDS (tags)

GREEN FLAG SCHOOLS http://www.greenflagschools.org

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine Lance Cpl. Richard P. Slocum, 19, Saugus; Killed in Humvee Rollover

GUERRILLA MEDIA (tags)

Los Angeles 6am ELECTION DAY LaCienega & Venice Blvd. As the people of LA arose this morning, they were greeted by a simple but powerful message..”VOTE ...BITCHES” and signed simply “Rick James’04.” This billboard is both tribute to Rick James and shout out to Dave Chappelle, one of the brightest comics to touch politics since Richard Pryor. We wanted to recognize the camrades that put up this piece of Guerrilla Media, who risked it all to show us what is possible when Hip Hop takes its voice into its own hands.. Next time someone says we’re apathetic tell ‘em shut the hell up and Change the Game..PEACE BITCHES

LA Freewaves Presents Their 9th Biennial Festival of Film, Video and New Media (tags)

LA Freewaves presents How Can You Resist? its 9th biennial festival of film, video and new media. This year's festival occurs weekends during the month of November starting on Friday, November 5, 2004 and wrapping up on Saturday, November 27, 2004 in downtown Los Angeles.

High Election Turnout in West Hollywood (tags)

Voted today in West Hollywood Park around 11 am. Polling place was very busy for that time of day but poll workers were very well prepared and lines were very short (average of less than one minute wait).

Email or letter writing campaign (tags)

The Los Angeles Unified School System (Facilities Services Division), has only awarded $8 million in construction contracts to African Americans. But $78 million in construction contracts were awarded to Hispanics, and $61 million to Asian/Pacific Islanders.

Sue Coe at Overtones Gallery Opening (tags)

Photos from Saturday night October 23, 2004 opening for the art of Sue Coe at Overtones Gallery

Video from O22 March (tags)

Close to 500 people marched today in downtown Los Angeles to protest police brutality and police murder. There is nothing worse than a criminal in a uniform with a badge and a gun.

STOP THE SHOW TRIAL - SUPPORT BILLY COTTRELL (tags)

In just over one weeks time, on the 26th of October, 2004, a young man will go on trial accused of Earth Liberation Front activity. If found guilty of all the charges placed against him, this young man faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 35 years imprisonment.

911 Truth Inquiry Event Sat. Oct 23 in LA (tags)

911TruthLA.us presents "SOLVING THE 9/11 Crime - Join the Citizens’ Grand Jury" International Experts Convene in person & on film to Present Evidence in LA, Sat. Oct. 23 5 -11 p.m. Bob Hope Center in Person - Authors and Researchers Webster Tarpley, Chris Bollyn, Barbara Honegger, Jim Hoffman, Don Paul ON Video: Mindy Kleinberg, David Ray Griffin, Paul Thompson, Nafeez Ahmed, Michael Springmann, Sen. Mark Dayton Plus + Premiere of New Edition of George Bush: The Unauthorized Autobiography

Multitudinaria marcha pro-derechos de inmigrantes en Los Angeles, California (tags)

Los Salvadoreños de los Angeles, participaron en la marcha pro-inmigrante, bajo la bandera de libertad y justicia social de todos los Salvadoreños

Immigrants March in L.A. for Justice and Driver's Licenses (tags)

Thousands gathered in East L.A. on Saturday, October 17 to march for immigrants rights and against the racist measures that have been used against the mostly brown and indigenous people that form such a large part of our community, in the name of “Homeland Security” since 9-11.

Immigrant Rights Marches (tags)

Find 19 images and a short commentary about the two marches and the two rallies, about immigrant rights, that took place in East Los Angeles and Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, October 16th, 2004 Between 9 AM and 4:30 PM.

Join California Safe Schools (Non-Profit) & City Of Los Angeles Commission for Children (tags)

Health & Safety Fair

OCT 16 MARCH FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! (tags)

Join over 100 groups and thousands of individuals for a mass march and rally for immigrant rights on October 16, 12 noon, at the corner of Olympic and Broadway.

"Columbus Day... NOT!" (tags)

"Columbus Day... NOT!" - With this special issue, Xispas, the online journal of Chicano culture, art, and politics... looks at the meaning and role of Columbus' voyage to the Americas in 1492.

Ralph Nader & Peter Camejo in Los Angeles, Patriotic Hall, Tues. Oct. 12th, 7-9 pm (tags)

Come hear Presidential candidate Ralph Nader and Vice-Presidential Candidate Peter Miguel Camejo explain why they are running!

L.A. Too Confidential: Hahn and Stuckey in a Sticky Situation (tags)

Animal advocates continue to protest Los Angeles Mayor Hahn's appointment of Guerdon H. Stuckey as the General Manager of Animal Services and the city's lack of commitment to the no-kill animal shelter goal.

County Fed gears up for offensive (tags)

L.A. labor council holds historic congress building labor community unity for progressive issues. .

Arlington West The Film (tags)

Sally Marr and Peter Dudar-- longtime Los Angeles artists and activists-- have completed their film on the ARLINGTON WEST Memorial and it is showing around town. View trailers and screening info at: http://arlingtonwestfilm.com/

Nader/Camejo 2004 Campaign Rally, Patriotic Hall, Los Angeles, Tues. Oct. 12th, 7-9 pm (tags)

Come hear Presidential candidate Ralph Nader and Vice-Presidential Candidate Peter Miguel Camejo explain why they are running!

Tripartisan Election Forum in Los Angeles Oct. 6 (tags)

3 Parties: The Greens, Democrats, and Republicans will be represented at this National Council of Jewish Women's Los Angeles Election Forum.

Autonomous Picnin in Los Angeles (tags)

Alternative Gathering Collective presents- "Autonomous Picnic" Sunday, October 3rd, 2004 at Lafayette Park 625 S. La Fayette Park Pl. Los Angeles starts at 1pm -veggie potluck -swap meet / trade circle -skill share -literatures -games -acoustic guitar / drum circle / spoken word poetry

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Army Sgt. 1st Class Joselito Villanueva, 36, Los Angeles; Shot by Sniper in Ambush

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.

Media emergenC, San Diego, Oct 6-9th (tags)

Media EmergenC - A four day Independent Media Convergence in San Diego, October 6-9, 2004. The National Association of Broadcasters' "Radio Road Show" is in San Diego this year and Media Activists will be there to tell the NAB, "We Want Our Airwaves Back!" Join this convergence in person or virtually on the internet.

Riverside- Bannermaking Gathering for October 22 (tags)

Make Banners for Police Brutality Day

Media EmergenC, Independent Media Convergence, San Diego, Oct. 6-9, 2004 (tags)

Media EmergenC - From October 6th to the 9th, Artists, filmmakers, activists, Students, Citizen, etc. will converge in San Diego to celebrate the growing media revolution and rise-up to counter the NAB's "Radio Road Show."

9/25 10 AM: LOS ANGELES DREAM BREAKING FAST CEREBRATION (tags)

After 2 weeks, the DREAM Fast Vigil will be coming to a close. Please come out and support the DREAM Act.

10/8 Protest the CYA, in Chino (tags)

The Youth Justice Coalition (YJC), our ally in Los Angeles, is organizing a protest in support of Dyron Brewer's family at the California Youth Authority (CYA) prison in Chino, outside of L.A.

Please See This Movie - Help Us Get It Way Out Here (tags)

Pretty Please With Sugar On Top?

9/19: Los Angeles DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 7) (tags)

Teacher/Student Day: Students and Teachers gather to support Higher Education

Ralph Nader’s vice-presidential running mate, Peter Miguel Camejo in CA (tags)

LOS ANGELES / ORANGE COUNTY – Ralph Nader’s vice-presidential running mate Peter Miguel Camejo will be participating in a statewide campus tour with special guests to announce plans for a major write-in campaign in California.

9/16: DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 4) (tags)

Fasters hold "General Supporter Day"

Los Angeles DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 5) (tags)

DREAM Act Fasters Highlight the Importance of Voting

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.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Marine Corps Sgt. Edgar Lopez, 27, Los Angeles; Killed in an Explosion in Iraq

9/15: Los Angeles DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 3) (tags)

[Los Angeles] Day 3 of the DREAM Fast Vigil kicked off with the theme "Higher Education Day." The highlight of the day came through paintings that fasters drew that tied higher education to the DREAM Act. Fasters also drew pictures depicting their thoughts and feelings. These will be hung as part of the existing visuals at the fasting site throughout the 2 weeks. The fasters are also engaged in daily journals and writing daily letters to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and to President Bush.

Los Angeles and the people who live on Skid Row ... help us to help them (tags)

Thousands of homeless families and drug addicts live on Skid Row in Los Angeles. We are there to help.

9/13 Los Angeles: DREAM Fast Vigil Day 1 (tags)

[Los Angeles] At the corner of Jefferson Street and Hoover Boulevard, with the University of Southern California as the backdrop, over 40 supporters, allies, students, and community leaders gathered for a press conference to kick off the DREAM Fast Vigil Campaign.

benefit for MOVEON.ORG (tags)

benefit for moveon.org at the salvation theater with art, music & poetry

Fast for the DREAM Act - part of the week of Immigrant Rights Action Sep 20-26 (tags)

From: Terry Burke elbop@sbcglobal.net National Immigrant Solidarity Network Tel: (213)403-0131

Silverlake Film Festival screens The END of SUBURBIA (tags)

The END of SUBURBIA is arguably the most important documentary of the decade. If you haven't seen it yet, this is your chance to see it and meet some great speakers on this topic. We are entering a new era in humanity - we are at or just near the global peak in oil production and our modern society is extremely dependant on oil and we are totaly unprepared for the decline in oil production. The END of SUBURBIA is very successful at introducing the topic in an entertaining way. There are many ways we, as a community, can respond, but first we must educate ourselves and understand the crisis. The guests at these events include Julian Darley (author of High Noon for Natural Gas and founder of The Post Carbon Institute and Global Public Media), Michael Ruppert (a Los Angeles local who founded www.fromthewilderness.com and is very active in the 9/11 truth movement and educating people about peak oil) , Gregory Greene (The END of SUBURBIA director), Joan Stevens (LA Permaculture Guild leader) and Lara Morrison (LA Eco-Village leader).

"Gana la Verde", Pierde la Etica (tags)

Una nueva forma de explotación de inmigrantes indocumentados aparece en un programa de televisión en español.

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

FEDERAL FUNDING NEEDED FOR SCHOOLS (tags)

2004 School Environmental Checklist Helps Parents & Schools

"MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS" LA Art Exhibit (tags)

"... LA artist Mark Vallen establishes himself as one of the most profound political artists of our time." - LA.com review

NICHOLAS BAKER RECIPIENT OF LOS ANGELES TIMES "ABOVE & BEYOND " AWARD (tags)

TWELVE YEAR OLD STUDENT RECEIVES LOS ANGELES TIMES AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

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

A12 Bush Protest Photos in Santa Monica (tags)

Thurs, Aug 12, 4 pm Santa Monica Airport (Corner of 31st St. & Ocean Park Blvd.) ANSWER Coalition, Los Angeles 1800 N. Argyle Ave., #410 Los Angeles, CA 90028

Free photographs from 2000 protests (tags)

Free photographs from the protests surrounding the 2000 Los Angeles Democratic National Conventionl.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

U.S. Marine Cpl. Roberto Abad, 22, of Los Angeles, was killed in Iraq on August 6, 2004.

What People Eat on Raw Food Diets (tags)

When I used to eat only raw foods, people would constantly ask me what I ate. It was really weird! It was not until I joined L.A.'s famous cult, “The Source Family,” that I was introduced to raw foods as a new way of eating and thinking. The Source Family ran a famous health food restaurant...

A13 Bush Protest in Santa Monica (tags)

Thurs, Aug 12, 4 pm Santa Monica Airport (Corner of 31st St. & Ocean Park Blvd.) ANSWER Coalition, Los Angeles 1800 N. Argyle Ave., #410 Los Angeles, CA 90028

A13 Bush Protest in Santa Monica (tags)

Thurs, Aug 12, 4 pm Santa Monica Airport (Corner of 31st St. & Ocean Park Blvd.) ANSWER Coalition, Los Angeles 1800 N. Argyle Ave., #410 Los Angeles, CA 90028

A13 Bush Protest in Santa Monica (tags)

Thurs, Aug 12, 4 pm Santa Monica Airport (Corner of 31st St. & Ocean Park Blvd.) ANSWER Coalition, Los Angeles 1800 N. Argyle Ave., #410 Los Angeles, CA 90028

PROTEST BUSH IN SANTA MONICA - BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW! (tags)

Protest G.W. Bush in Santa Monica Thursday, August 12, 4 pm Initiated by ANSWER Coalition

Please Stop Moskowitz (tags)

Dear Friends, Your fax could not only kill two birds of injustice with one stone, it could birth two birds of justice in one nest: It could assist and empower exploited low-income neighborhoods in California.

Help Save the Belmont Graffiti Art Hall of Fame from Developers! (tags)

Currently there is a battle being waged between developers and local grass-roots organizations to preserve the Toluca Subway Tunnel and Belmont Graffiti Art Hall of Fame from becoming a large scale apartment complex. This site has been used in countless films and music videos over the decades.

Leonard Peltier, the cult of Sherman Austin, and the role of Indymedia. (tags)

Sherman Austin is a hero on Indymedia... but Leonard Peltier is ignored and forgotten, despite being nominated for President of the US by the Peace and Freedom Party here in LA

Peace and Freedom Party picks Leonard Peltier for President (tags)

Delegates to the Peace and Freedom Party convention, July 31, selected Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier as their presidential candidate for 2004.

Peace and Freedom Party picks Peltier for President/Nader now off CA ballot! (tags)

The July 31st Peace and Freedom Party convention turned its back on Ralph Nader and instead nominated as its presidential candidate, political prisoner Leonard Peltier, who is serving a life sentence for the alleged killing of two FBI agents at Wounded Knee in 1975.

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).

Flor Y Canto Art Auction (tags)

Lend a Hand is a silent art auction for Flor Y Canto

Honors UCLA sudent missing on way to University (tags)

Honros student disappears while riding bus to University.

"BURN!" with Brando at Workmen's Circle (tags)

BURN! Starring Marlon Brando. Sunday, August 29, 7 pm at the Workmen's Circle in West LA.

INS RAID EMERGENCY RESPONSE WATCH (tags)

Direct action against the INS Raids by immediate response to the sites that the INS is raiding and video taping the INS while they are interrogating and arresting immigrants. Stop the INS by puting them on camera! Broadcast the location of th INS raids while they are happening on KPFK!

MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS (tags)

MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS A Shenere Velt Gallery Now - August 26, 2004 A major retrospective art exhibition encompassing thirty years of work.

Total Liberation Tour this Weekend! (tags)

Total Liberation Tour 2004 comes to Los Angeles this weekend...

Sherman Austin Moved to LA Halfway House!! (tags)

Sherman Austin is out of prison and has been moved to an LA halfway house, where he will begin his three years of federal probation under the watchful eye of the U.S. federal government.

Terror Threats To Be Used for 2004 Election Tampering (tags)

How a "terror threat" might be used to throw the 2004 elections.

Border Blaster Continues to Interfere with kpfK Signal (tags)

Yesterday afternoon power failed on Mount Wilson and Pacifica's kpfK ceased transmission for over one hour. Most LA listeners tuned to 90.7 FM could clearly hear classical musical being broadcast from Tijuana station XLNC.

Issue #3 of LA's Jrnl of Aesth. and Protest available (tags)

Los Angeles based Journal of Aesthetics and Protest issue #3 now available. Regional Highlights include the Art Project (http://www.journalofaestheticsandprotest.org/3/artprojectSet.htm). Image is of a guerilla history monument installation by the Pocho Research Society

Arlington West - America’s Wake Up Call (tags)

Santa Monica CA - July 4th ’04 In stark contrast to the holiday’s doled out militarism and hubris via the 4th of July parade, Arlington West serves up the plain hard truth, our people are dying - feel the pain - what’s the reason?

SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS ART EXHIBIT (tags)

MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS A retrospective exhibition encompassing thirty years of socially conscious artworks.

EMERGENCY PROTEST – WED., JUNE 30, 5 P.M. (tags)

EMERGENCY PROTEST: No to Fake "Sovereignty" - End the Occupation of Iraq! Bring the Troops Home Now! This Wed., June 30, 5 p.m. Westwood Federal Building (corner of Wilshire & Veteran) For more info. call 323-464-1636

Israeli shot dead by LA cops (tags)

Los Angeles police and the county district attorney are investigating the death of Assaf Dery, a 25-year-old Israeli, who was shot and killed by police officers on Friday.

Nationwide Port Driver Shutdown (tags)

Port truck drivers will be shutting down nationally

Nationwide Troquero Shutdown (tags)

Truck drivers will be shutting down ports across the country for recognition of their employment status and right to collective bargaining. please forward to other indymedia sites where harbors are found. thanx

Stop Border Patrol Raids! downtown LA march 26march2004 (tags)

Hundreds of immigrants and allies marched through downtown Los Angeles to rally outside the INS building. Marchers called for an immediate end to Border Patrol raids, legalization, and human rights for all.

Actor Mike Farrell on Politics and Hollywood: M*A*S*H Couldn't Be On TV Today (tags)

We now turn to an actor who knows a lot about Hollywood--not only did he he grow up here but he has been very active with the Screen Actors Guild. We are joined by Mike Farrell. Perhaps he is best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt in the popular TV-series MASH. But Farrell is also known for his social justice activism. In the lead-up to the Iraq war, he was one of a number of actors who very publicly called for a peaceful resolution to the crisis

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

CNN: LA to get special federal agents from now til election time (tags)

Just want to let you folks know, the DOJ has announced LA is one of 15 cities that will get special eams of federal agents and independent prosecutors that will be in the city from now until just after the elections. These are supposedly for the summer crime rise that usually happens, but if that were true they would have been here months ago, and would leave far before the elections.

Police Beating Caught on Tape in LA (tags)

(Los Angeles-KABC, June 23, 2004) — Police in Los Angeles chased a man suspected of driving a stolen car. The arrest, caught on tape, shows an officer hitting the man repeatedly with a flashlight after he appeared to surrender.

Activist and Art Convergence in Northeast LA (tags)

October Surprise This is our city, lets live in it!

KPFK's Feminist Magazine and Phyllis Chesler (tags)

This email is being circulated by a group of concerned KPFK listeners.

June 5th - Int’l Day of Protest U.S. Out of Iraq (tags)

Los Angeles CA – June 5th is the anniversary of the 1967 war in which Israel conquered the West Bank and Gaza. Thousand marched downtown then rallied at the federal building demanding…

Viewing Chairman Avakian's speech in the heart of the barrio (tags)

On May 1st, in a restaurant in the Pico-Union section of Los Angeles, a group of a dozen Latino proletarians and others gathered to watch the video clip of the historic speech by Chairman Avakian, "Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About."

"Juntos Si Podemos" Organizer Training June 19 (tags)

Latinos for America "Juntos Si Podemos" Organizer Training in Los Angeles – June 19, 2004.

Drawing Resistance-A traveling Political Art Show (tags)

Drawing Resistance is a show of two-dimensional artwork by 31 artist/activists from North America.

June 12: Naked Bike Ride O.K. For the World, But Not L. A.? (tags)

World Naked Bike http://WorldNakedBikeRide.Org/, a ecological and freedom of expression event held annually around the globe has, according to world organizers, been virtually arrest-free in places as far-flung as London, Portland, Oregon and New Zeland. But Los Angeles and Santa Monica police apparantly are intent on making pre-emptive arrests this Saturday, according to local organizers.

Solidarity Vigil with Guadalajara Political Prisoners (tags)

SOLIDARITY VIGIL WITH POLITICAL PRISONERS IN GUADALAJARA, MEXICO.

Anti-War Rally, June 5, Los Angeles (tags)

Anti-Occupation Protest Downtown LA June 5th, 2004 (2 of 2) (tags)

Last 10 of 20 pictures of the demonstration against U.S. Occupations held in downtown Los Angeles on June 5, 2004.

Anti-Occupation Protest Downtown LA June 5th, 2004 (1 of 2) (tags)

First 10 of 20 pictures of the demonstration against U.S. Occupations held in downtown Los Angeles on June 5, 2004.

Anti-war Protest Downtown LA - June 5, 2004 (tags)

Photos from a large march and rally in Los Angeles, June 5, 2004

Photos of March 5th Rally (tags)

Los Angeles March and Rally --June 5 7 photos

END of SUBURBIA Producer Coming to Los Angeles June 21-23 (tags)

"Peak Oil is the story of the decade, and virtually no one was talking about it...I instantly recognized an opportunity to present some very complicated ideas in a very visual way that most of us could relate to" - Barry Silverthorn

Build movement of mass resistance: WWP candidates (tags)

Message to June 5 marchers against war & occupation

Learn to Crochet & Be Part of a Community Project (tags)

Crochet workshop and community based project at M&A on June 5 from 3-6 pm.

LOS ANGELES: AMERICA'S FALLUJA (tags)

The LA murder rate is going up and the police chief has requested more officers. But California is broke and cannot afford to recruit. Civil rights lawyer Connie Rice warns that with too few officers to "police humanely", parts of the city may as well be in Falluja.

Activists Report on Afghanistan, Iraq (tags)

Global Exchange's Medea Benjamin questioned the ongoing war in Iraq, and KPFK's Sonali Kolhatkar spoke of the how commercial news media neglects to report on the suffering of the people of Afghanistan in a May 27th forum.

Abierto 2004 - Autism Latino Benefit Event (tags)

Autism Society of America Orange County, Fiesta Educativa and Project SEA will be hosting a benefit event Thursday June 17, 2004 at The Mayan in downtown Los Angeles, California. Performers and special guests will bring forth a night of awareness, joy and excitement for all who attend.

Section 8 Housing Voucher Crisis- Urgent Update (tags)

In an outrageous statement, Secretary of HUD Alphonso Jackson claimed that, “being poor is a state of mind, not a condition.”

Goodnight Midnight (tags)

Send off for MS books, Friday May 28th

Arlington West Memorial May 30-31 Santa Monica Beach (tags)

There will be over 800 crosses placed in the sand. Each cross represents an American soldier who has died in Iraq. The names, ages, hometowns and circumstances of their deaths are there for all to read on a plaque that is placed in front of this memorial. Another sign indicates that it would take the entire beach in order to recognize all of the Iraqi’s who have been killed in this war. The crosses are not meant to be used as a religious symbol.

HELP BUILD JUNE 5 PROTEST IN LA! (tags)

Help build for the June 5 protest to condemn the brutal occupation of Iraq, Palestine, Haiti, and elsewhere in downtown LA!

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!

EMERGENCY PROTEST AGAINST ISRAELI WAR CRIMES IN GAZA (tags)

A Palestinian man carries an injured child after Israeli occupation forces fired missiles at a demonstration in the Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip. A dozen Palestinians were killed... most of them children, with up to 50 seriously wounded. The occupation troops also fired tank shells and machine guns at the unarmed protestors. (AP/Khalil Hamra)

Senator Kerry armed with 54 more reasons to beat Bush in November (tags)

Speaking at Woodrow Wilson High School in Los Angeles about the importance of education in America, Senator John Kerry was met by the husband and wife creative team behind the "Deck of Bush" and "Deck of Republican Chickenhawks" political playing cards.

Rat & Bullies to Make Its California Debut at DancesWithFilms (tags)

A powerful and evocative epic documentary film chronicles the causes and consequences of bullycide.

A.N.S.W.E.R. LA OFFICE HAS MOVED! (tags)

ANSWER LA Office has moved! Help us mobilize for June 5 day of action against occupation!

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.

LGBT Rights - March & Rally in Silverlake 5/15/04 (tags)

May 15, 2004 Close to 500 people held a march and rally this Saturday in the Silverlake district of Los Angeles. Marching from the intersection of Sunset Blvd and Edgecliffe to a rally on Sunset Junction at Santa Monica Blvd. The event was organized by a coalition of group including the LAMBDA Legal Defense and Education Fund, The California Freedom to Marry Coalition, The L.A. Coalition for Equal Marriage Rights, and ANSWER LA . The event was peaceful and there were no arrests.

[gangbox] TROQUEROS REVOLT.... (tags)

TROQUEROS REVOLT....can the California port truckers wildcat strike lead to the reunionization of the freight industry???

Watts Towers In Crisis (tags)

Open letter regarding the closing of the Watts Towers because of budgetary constraints. Employees lose jobs.

Becerra Supports Draft (tags)

Congressman Xavier Becerra (D Los Angeles) is considering supporting a military draft. This is dangerous. Call him and tell him so.

Liberation Weekend - Bringing the revolution home May 15th... (tags)

A forum on Earth and Animal liberation, with a serious discussion about building a revolutionary movement in the U.S. The weekend will explore past failures and future struggles, as we search for the direction our movement needs to take to end the system's assault on life.

Part 1- May 1st. Caravan for Justice (tags)

Los Angeles- Hundreds of immigrants and immigrants rights advocates canvassed the city of Los Angeles on May Day, otherwise known as International Workers Day, a day in celebration of working class struggles all across the world.

May 1st. Caravan for Justice (tags)

Los Angeles- May 1,2004 Hundreds of immigrants and immigrants rights advocates canvassed the city of Los Angeles on May Day, otherwise known as International Workers Day, a day in celebration of working class struggles all across the world.

"Making it in L.a> - Social Justice Reporting (tags)

USC students unveil multimedia project http://www-scf.usc.edu/~jour556/ 2004-05-06 01:13 EDT | 2004-05-07 05:13 GMT - Heather Somers, Managing Editor A group of graduate journalism students at USC Annenberg presented their multimedia reporting project Thursday. The project, titled Making it in LA, examines the lives of six Los Angeles residents and the social issues that impact their lives. The students reported and produced the project in conjunction with a class on online journalism taught by Visting Professor Elizabeth Osder and Lecturer Robert Berger.

Narco News Benefit in LA, May 16 (tags)

A night of music and comedy at Orchid Restaurant Bar & Lounge, to benefit the Narco News School of Authentic Journalism

5/15 Socialist Pres Candidate at UCLA (tags)

On May 15, 2004 at 12 p.m., a socialist presidential candidate, Bill Van Auken, will speak at UCLA, Ackerman Student Union 308 Westwood Plaza, Room 3517, Los Angeles.

May Day Caravan (tags)

Los Angeles, May 1st, 2004, the May Day Caravan, a coalition of immigrant worker organization (MIWON) departed from the McArthur Park in Downtow LA at 12:30 PM. About 500 immigrant workers and others showed up to take buses . . .

The Artivist Film Festival (tags)

Activist Films Debut In Los Angeles. The Artivist Film Festival starts this weekend at the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. This is the first annual festival in Los Angeles of films in the activist film genre.

Liberation Weekend - Bringing the revolution home May 15th... (tags)

A forum on Earth and Animal liberation, with a serious discussion about building a revolutionary movement in the U.S. The weekend will explore past failures and future struggles, as we search for the direction our movement needs to take to end the system's assault on life.

"End of Suburbia" is Now Available - A documentary on the subject of oil depleti (tags)

"THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream" has just been released on DVD and will be screened at locations in Los Angeles. Anyone interested in hosting a public screening please contact eric@peakoilaction.org.

MONDAY 11AM Picket Luncheon Honoring Arnold (tags)

Join a picket outside the Women of Los Angeles luncheon on Monday honoring Arnold Schwarzenegger with their Highlight Award. The picket will be in support of the dozens of women who have come forward with charges of sexually battery against the Governor and in support of the women, children, elderly. health care workers and college students that will become victims of Governor's proposed budget cuts if they are past.

LA4DC Pro-Choice Rally (tags)

Pictures from the LA4DC Pro-Choice Rally today at the Westwood Federal Building.

Officials blame San Diego fires on arson (tags)

Officials blame San Diego fires on arson

Los Angeles Harbor shutdown (tags)

Los Angeles Truck drivers to shut down the Los Angeles harbor and the ninth largest economy in the world. May 1, 2004

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

Community action from ECO Maya (tags)

Celebrating our culture and protecting our Mother Earth, Connecting the Environment, Culture and Heritage

Paroled Mexican Woman Fights Deportation (tags)

Copied from AP, about Maria Suarez. Follow the link to support the victim of this brutality.

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!

L.A.'s Salvadoran community protests occupation of Iraq (tags)

Members of the Salvadoran community, their organizations, and their supporters... gather at the Salvadoran Consulate in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 14, 2004, to protest the illegal U.S. occupation of Iraq. The protestors focused on the appalling U.S. military practice of using immigrants as soldiers... promising expedited citizenship proceedings for service. As a result many undocumented Latino workers have joined the U.S. military, and they are now doing combat duty in Iraq. Those killed in action are awarded "posthumous" U.S. citizenship!

College Youth Return From Cuba (tags)

On April 2, 2004, 35 Los Angeles-area college students returned froma seven-day seminar in Havana, Cuba, hosted by Cuban youth. Join the recently arrived youth when they share their experiences during a REPORT BACK FROM CUBA on Saturday, April 17, 2004 at UNITE Hall, 675 S. Parkview Street (West side of MacArthur Park between Wilshire & 7th Street). Info: 310.419.2296

"Imagined Pasts: National Identity in the Dominican Republic" (at CSULA) (tags)

Under the Trujillo dictatorship, a glorious and partly imaginary Indian past was exalted, while Blacks were ignored.

"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.

Rev Billy & Church of Stop Shopping 04/17-04/18 (tags)

Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping begin their Stop Big Boxes Tour in Los Angeles, appearing at Laemmle's Fairfax 3 Theater 04/17 at 10pm and the State Playhouse 04/18 at 6pm. Email Michael@revbilly.com for details.

April 22: Labor Notes Grocery Strike Forum (tags)

On April 22, Labor Notes -- an independent 25 ear-old magazine with news from a rank and file social movement perspective -- is hosting a forum on the Southern California grocery strike. Speakers include several workers active in the strike, and participants will include workers and labor activists from all over Southern California.

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.

Wanted: 100 New Friends in L.A. Area (tags)

Wanted: 100 New Friends in Los Angeles (and environs) to organize and attend The Fund for Authentic Journalism’s first fundraising event, and the announcement of the 2004 scholarship recipients....

Amy Goodman book tour reaches LA (tags)

lifted from San Diego Amy Goodman's first book (written with her brother David), "The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers and the Media That Love Them" Amy Goodman, survivor of the Santa Cruz massacre in E. Timor will tour California, promoting her book.

Part 1 Muslim Community Condemns Yassin Assassination (tags)

Los Angeles 3/27/04 Free Palestine supporters met in Los Angeles at the Israeli consulate to voice outrage over the killing of Shaykh Ahmed Yassin and honor him in martyrdom.

Part 2 Muslim Community Condemns Yassin Assassination (tags)

Los Angeles 3/27/04 Free Palestine supporters met in Los Angeles at the Israeli consulate to voice outrage over the killing of Shaykh Ahmed Yassin and honor him in martyrdom.

Part 3 Muslim Community Condemns Yassin Assassination (tags)

Los Angeles 3/27/04 Free Palestine supporters met in Los Angeles at the Israeli consulate to voice outrage over the killing of Shaykh Ahmed Yassin and honor him in martyrdom.

Protest Murder of Hamas (tags)

Saturday, March 27th, at noon, more than two hundred people came to the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles to show their outrage at the assasination of Hamas leader Ahmed Yassin by the Israeli army.

Cesar Chavez March & Rally (tags)

On Saturday, March 27th, thousands of students and workers took the streets of Los Angeles in Downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the success of Cesar Chavez immigrant rights movement. United Farm Workers (UFW) organized the event. Among other major organizations that promoted the march were the following unions: SEIU, AFL-CIO, and CLC. To my estimation, between three to five thousands people marched in the street of LA..........BELOW FIND A 35 SECONDS VIDEO AND 7 PICTURES.

Stream Spirit Rising (tags)

For the last month in northeast Los Angeles, the spirit of the buried North Branch creek has been stirring. A series of art and education workshops, culminating in a Creek Celebration on March 21st, were created as the first step in building public support for the daylighting of the North Branch of the Arroyo Seco.

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

Cesar Chavez Walk (tags)

Chavez Vive! La Lucha Sigue!. 2004 Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival Service Employee's International Union, Local 99 AFL-CIO,CLC

Grocery Strikers’ Heroic Fight for Healthcare (tags)

In the end, workers who had fought so hard for five months were forced to accept a raw deal. They were unable to prevail against a bold united front of employers when their own leaders were not willing to organize an equally bold united front of labor.

M24, Rally at Gov. LA office- clemency for Pamela Martinez (tags)

Los Angeles Greens join Assemblymember Goldberg and others asking Gov. Schwarzenegger to pardon Pamela Martinez. Attorney General Bill Lockyer has spent 2 million of taxpayers dollars to order her back to prison to serve an additional 65 days for that same, non-violent petty theft.  If she is forced to fulfill his order, she will lose her hard-won job and home.

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!"

SEVEN YEARS FOR THEFT OF $30 TOOLBOX IS NOT ENOUGH, SAYS BILL LOCKYER (tags)

PAM MARTINEZ QUITS JOB AND PACKS BELONGINGS PREPARING TO RETURN TO PRISON FOR ADDITIONAL 65 DAYS. MARTINEZ AND SUPPORTERS STILL HOPEFUL THAT GOV SCHWARZENEGGER WILL GRANT CLEMENCY

March 20: Millions Demonstrate Against Occupation of Iraq (tags)

Millions of people in cities around the world hit the streets today, March 20, to protest the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq. Massive demonstrations took place in London, Brussels, Seoul, Tokyo, and thousands of other cities and towns in 45 countries. Demonstrations took place in more that 250 cities across the Untied States. Many of these demonstrations also demanded an end to the U.S./Israeli occupation of Palestine and an end to the occupation of Afghanistan.

M20 flyer--print & post! (tags)

unofficial flyer for the M20 march & protest in Los Angeles

President of the Women's Development Bank Visits Los Angeles (tags)

Over 500 people eager for news of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela came to hear Nora Castañeda, President of the Women’s Development Bank, speak on “Venezuela: Creating a Caring Economy” at Immanuel Presbyterian Church.

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.

Clearly Racist And Bigoted Skits On Clear Channel (tags)

In the March 10 Bill Handel show on KFI AM 640, a pretend "Muslim" allegedly reading from the new Iraqi constitution refers to "hairy Iraqi women," "lovely Japanese schoolgirls," the "infidel custom of bathing on a regular basis," and "civil unions" between Iraqis and "loving camels and goats."

The Los Angeles Supermarket Strike of 2003-2004 (tags)

Media coverage was eclipsed by Hollywood’s Academy Awards, but on Sunday, Feb. 29, Southern California supermarket workers voted 86% to end their five-month old strike, accepting a contract that amounts to a serious, if not total, victory for a determined employer offensive with national implications.Thus one of the most important strikes in the U.S. in years has ended in defeat.

March 19th L.A. K-Town Peace Vigil (tags)

Young Koreans United (YKU) of Los Angeles will hold L.A. Koreatown Vigil for Peace from Iraq to Korea on March 19, 2004.

Mass Meeting at African American Museum to save Cultural Affairs Department (tags)

Several large community meetings have already been held across Los Angeles to stop the proposed elimination of L.A.'s Cultural Affairs Department (CAD). There are few arts organizations or arts festivals in L.A. that do not benefit from CAD grants. Join with thousands of artists, arts professionals, arts advocates, and just plain art lovers in opposing the destruction of L.A.'s Cultural Affairs Department.

Petra Kelly's Legacy (tags)

Petra Kelly, widely recognized as one of the most influential people of the 20th century, was cofounder of the German Green Party. Los Angeles Greens Women's History Month Presentation emphasizes Kelly's life and education in the U.S., her many campaigns and their legacy, and her relevance to the Green movement today.

3rd Annual Pixie Nominations Honor Online Films and Animations (tags)

On the heels of an earlier than usual Oscars, the Directors Board of Broadband Motion Pixure Arts and Technologies today released nominees for its 3rd Annual Pixie Awards, which honor achievement in online and broadband motion picture production.

"HIDDEN AGENDA" AN OUTSPOKEN VENEZUELAN VIDEO TAPE!!! (tags)

A VIDEO THAT YOU MUST SEE! "HIDDEN AGENDA" WHEN : March 19, 2004 WHERE: United Echo Park Methodist Church - 1226 N. Alvarado - Los Angeles, CA TIME: 7:00 PM (suggested donation: $5) ************

THE BOLIVARIAN CIRCLE OF LOS ANGELES "EZEQUIEL ZAMORA" (tags)

A VIDEO THAT EVERYBODY MUST SEE! "HIDDEN AGENDA" Screening on March 19, 2004 at 7:00 PM at Echo Park United Methodist Church - 1226 N. Alvarado, Los Angeles, CA 90026

An interview with Sherman Austin's Mother in G-spot (tags)

An interview with Sherman Austin's Mother, Jennifer Martin Ruggiero

Join the March 20th Anti-Capitalist Contingent (tags)

To Abolish War, We must Abolish Capitalism!

United Nations Film Festival (tags)

Presented by Unity Foundation: UN Traveling Film Festival LA. Theme: War and Peace. 3 films Afternoon and evening screenings

"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.

Mass meeting in NoHo to stop arts cuts (tags)

The online magazine for the San Fernando Valley's NoHo Arts District, www.nohoartsdistrict.com , is helping to organize an emergency community meeting to stop the attacks on CAD. Join representatives from the Cultural Affairs Department, the NoHo Theatre & Arts Business Collaborative, Valley Theatre League and other arts organizations to save the arts in Los Angeles.

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.

Caltech Student Arrested in Arson Spree (tags)

SOMEONE OWES JOSH AN APOLOGY! A Caltech graduate student allegedly affiliated with an eco-terrorist group was arrested today in connection with last summer's arson attacks aimed at Hummers and other sports utility vehicles at four dealerships in the San Gabriel Valley.

Grassroots Effort to Save Theatre Garners International Support (tags)

Snubbing an imminent appellate court ruling, Raymond Theatre developers choose to “build at their own risk,” moving ahead with a March 15 project Design Review. City officials, expecting record-breaking crowds, change venues for what may be the final hearing in the 16-year battle to save historic Pasadena theatre. Friends of the Raymond Theatre prepare to take legal action to stop demolition, while supporters gear up to block bulldozers if necessary.

Los Angeles Social Centers (tags)

This is a thread of photos mapping Los Angeles' Social Centers, or Cafes.

Save L.A.'s Cultural Affairs Department! (tags)

Action Alert! The Arts as Collateral Damage DON'T LET THE BURGHERS OF LOS ANGELES GRIND THE ARTS INTO MAD-COW HAMBURGER. TAKE ACTION, NOW! Everyone receiving this Email has been positively impacted by The City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department (CAD). You've attended events funded by CAD; seen art works that would otherwise never have existed; perhaps received a grant to make or present art; benefited by services and art made by organizations funded by CAD; and maybe even fought a good fight with or against them. You have certainly benefited from their efforts.

UPDATE ON SHERMAN AUSTIN (tags)

THEY RETURNED THE COMPUTERS WITHOUT THE HARD DRIVES!

Bush Protest at the Shrine (tags)

On Wednesday march 3rd George Bush Jr. spoke at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Some of L.A.’s finest came out to greet him. The clip runtime is 2:40. RealOne Player is required. It is free on the net.

The liar and thief has landed - the protests have started (tags)

LOS ANGELES -- President George W. Bush will be in Los Angeles Wednesday

Tracking Bush in LA (tags)

The president is scheduled to land at the Los Angeles International Airport in Air Force One shortly before 1:00 p.m

All We Are Saying, is Give Grease A Chance! (tags)

What's brewin' in LA? Fuel the revolution!

Southern California Supermarket Strike: A Missed Opportunity (tags)

Article written before the vote about the outcome of the grocery workers' strike.

Charles Lewis in LA Friday (tags)

Charles Lewis, author of "The Buying of the President 2004" and Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity will speak with Arianna Huffington Friday March 5 in Los Angeles, to benefit KPFK radio.

L.A. Demonstration vs. Coup in Haiti 3/1/04 (tags)

A fully produced audio report on an emergency demonstration vs. the coup in Haiti that was held Monday, 3/1/04 in Los Angeles at the Westwood Federal Building.

Call for a March 20th Anti-Capitalist Contingent (tags)

On March 20th, retake activism in LA! Prove that our rage over this unjust war and occupation will not be confined to permitted marches facilitated by bureaucracies that stifle real efforts towards building another world.

L.A. Demonstration vs. Coup in Haiti 3/1/04 (tags)

A fully produced audio report on an emergency demonstration vs. the coup in Haiti that was held Monday, 3/1/04 in Los Angeles at the Westwood Federal Building. The demonstration was organized by ANSWER. Feel free to broadcast this or use it in any other way that you like. I recorded this myself and can therefore grant such permission, and do grant it here.

LA - MARCH 1ST. WORLDWIDE SOLIDARITY MOBILIZATION WITH VENEZUELA (tags)

On Monday, March 1, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Federal Building downtown LA, located on the 300 North Los Angeles St. Los Angeles, CA 90012. * TO JOIN THE MARCH 1ST. WORLDWIDE SOLIDARITY MOBILIZATION WITH VENEZUELA DEMOCRATIC ELECTED GOVERNMENT OF PRESIDENT CHAVEZ! * TO DEMAND: HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!

2/29 4-6 p.m. PST Haiti News on Pacifica Nationwide (tags)

Right now, for 2 hours, Pacifica radio stations and their affiliates are carrying Democracy Now/Flashpoints special on the US coup d'etat in Haiti today. Listen to KPFK, 90.7 FM.

TODAY 4 PM-6 PM: Crisis In Haiti - Democracy Now! Special Broadcast (tags)

Pacifica Radio Special Broadcast - Haiti in Crisis Co-produced by Democracy Now!, the WBAI Haiti Show and Flashpoints Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004 4-6 PM EST

Bush to be in LA this Wednesday March 3, 2004 (tags)

Bush to be in LA this Wednesday March 3, 2004

Reminder! This Tuesday, lecture at CSULA. "Secret Identities: Negritude in Argentina& (tags)

Most think of Argentina in the 19th century as a predominantly "white" cultural space. A new book investigates the hidden roots of Argentine culture.

Kucinich in LA tonight and tomorrow! (tags)

Democratic Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich will be in LA tonight and tomorrow. Come out and show your support for the Peace candidate!

Contemporary Art of Cuba (tags)

Although Cuba is a small island nation, it has a cultural breadth of character immense for its size. Our panel discussion, “Contemporary Art of Cuba” will touch on how and why contemporary Cuban art achieved international status, and who are some of the rising art stars.

"Secret Identities" (lecture at CSULA on the black roots of Agentine culture) (tags)

Most think of Argentina in the 19th century as a predominantly "white" cultural space. A new book investigates the hidden roots of Argentine culture.

Petra Kelly's Legacy (tags)

Special Los Angeles Greens Event for Women's History Month Petra Kelly, widely recognized as one of the most influential people of the 20th century, was cofounder of the German Green Party. She forged a new vision uniting ecological concerns with radical disarmament, social justice, and human rights. Presentation emphasizes Kelly's life and education in the U.S., her many campaigns and their legacy, and her relevance to the Green movement today. Guest speaker: Claire Greensfelder, March 17, 2004

Part One: Peace Vigil in LA (tags)

One month before the peace march on March 20th, activists throuhgout Los Angeles refuse to give up hopes for peace in Iraq.

(2) Peace Vigils in LA (tags)

One month before the peace march on March 20th, activists throuhgout Los Angeles refuse to give up hopes for peace in Iraq.

Civil Disobedience, Ten arrests in SMC (tags)

In Santa Monica, California, today Thursday, February 19th, six women and four men got arrested in an organized civil disobedience action in support of the grocery striking workers. Other similar actions were taking place at the same time at different locations in Los Angeles. Public figures showed up to support the strikers. The former mayor of Santa Monica was among the people arrested. Also the actress Jamie Lee Curtis joined the march from 3rd Street Promenade to the Vons on Lincoln and Broadway where the civil disobedience action took place.

Rallies and Street Actions on February 19 to Support Supermarket Strikers (tags)

Notice of street actions/rallies to be held on Thursday, February 19, 2004 at supermarkets throughout Southern California in support of the striking and locked out members of UFCW.

"The Shit's Hit the Fan"- Seeking Actions and Visions- Aesthetics n Protest. (tags)

THE SHIT'S HIT THE FAN- GOTTA CALL MY NEIGHBOR." What will you do when you stop believing that things will get better and start doing something yourself?

Part 1 - JROTC - GATEWAY TO MILITARISM (tags)

February 7th 2004 Manual Arts High Los Angeles Groups like United Teacher Los Angeles Human Rights Committee strive to provide alternative life choices beyond military enlistment.

Part 2 - JROTC - GATEWAY TO MILITARISM (tags)

Manual Arts High February 7th 2004 United Teacher Los Angeles Human Rights Committee presented its inaugural forum on militarism in our schools. Student organizers, activists and long time counter militarism groups took part in a panel discussion and workshops.

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.

Stop Mitsubishi from making our air worse (tags)

Say No to LNG in Long Beach Harbor: Support Clean Energy Now!

Trans/Giving Febuary 13th (tags)

Invitation to come to Trans/Giving on Friday the 13th

"Kucitizens" Take Their Message to the Freeway Overpasses (tags)

In Los Angeles and accross the Nation, many tens-of-thousands of people saw Kucinich banners hanging on overpasses and in public places on Saturday February 7th. Kucinich volunteers took to the overpasses and other public places to get out Kucinich's message. When asked about reasons they are out on the street supporting Kucinich, volunteers refer to Kucinich's plan to get out of Iraq in 90 days, support of single-payer health care and spending more money on domestic needs rather than on military along with other important issues.

Kucinich to be Discriminated Against at "Museum of Tolerance" Debate (tags)

February 22, Los Angeles - The League of Women Voters plans on barring Dennis Kucinich from attending a televised debate of Democratic challengers. He just beat Clark and Edwards in Washington and Maine.

Green Party Presidential Debate @ USC (tags)

Green Party Presidential Debate to take place at USC, February 14, 2004.

SUNDAY 5 PM: Join Rev. Jackson in Protest Near Govs Brentwood Home to Halt Exe (tags)

Join Rev. Jesse Jackson & Dozens of Protesters For a Visit Schwarzeneggers Neighborhood for Last Minute Plea to Save the Life of Kevin Cooper Set to Die Tuesday at 12:01 AM

Demo For Kevin Cooper in LA (tags)

Demo for Kevin Cooper in LA on Sunday.

MacClaren Hall: Child Protection or Asylum? (tags)

MacClaren Hall is a "protective custody institution" for children in Los Angeles county. I was held there at age 8, and it was like an asylum. Run like a jail, kids are punished for their parents' crimes, and leave with more trauma than they came in with...

Riverside Protest Against Cooper Execution (tags)

In the heart of the conservative Inland Empire, hardy activists braved a cold, wet night to argue against the execution of Kevin Cooper. Speakers included local clergy, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and actors Mike Farrell and James Cromwell.

Stand Up For Justice: The Story of Ralph Lazo (tags)

Copied from aamovement.net. It will be of interest to folks from Boyle Heights, Japanese Americans, and anyone interested in the internment.

Kucinich Supporters take their message to the Freeway Overpasses (tags)

Los Angeles Kucinich supporters organize to get the message out about Democratic candidate for president, Dennis Kucinich, by organizing a National Freeway Overpass Banner Drop for Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, 12:00 to 2:00 PM.

Transesterification Can Be Fun: Biodiesel in LA (tags)

What fuel is clean-burning, renewable, grown in the US, and brewed in back yards across the country? What fuel makes the murder of Iraqi children, the destruction of the arctic wilderness, and global warming obsolete? It’s called biodiesel and it’s arrived in Los Angeles.

Cannabis Consultants To Open Orange County Office Feb. 9 (tags)

Two physicians from the Sacramento area are opening a cannabis-oriented practice in Orange County Feb. 9.

Second Hung Jury on Inglewood Cop Who Beat Donovan Jackson (tags)

Copied from the LA Times, about the Jeremy Morse case.

March, Rally in Inglewood (tags)

This is a 105 seconds long video of the march and the rally in Inglewood California, today from 12 PM to 2 PM.

(2) Inglewood, Massive March (tags)

Today, from 12 PM to 2 PM, more than twenty thousands people marched in the streets of Inglewood, California, to support the striking workers from Vons/Pavilions and the locked out workers from Albertsons and Ralphs supermarkets.

Liberation Doll Parade (tags)

Open Call for Art Show

Nightwatchman @ grocery worker's rally tomorrow, Jan 31 (tags)

The Nightwatchman's website announces a a short set at a rally for striking grocery workers on Saturday, January 31 at 1:30pm in front of the Von's grocery store in Los Angeles at 500 E. Manchester at the corner of N. Hillcrest Blvd. in Inglewood.

Critical Mass bicycle ride this Friday (tags)

Yes, there are small amounts of people on bicycles in Los Angeles, but we are active and growing. Join us!

David Crosby's New Song: "The Enron Song" - * LIVE * KPFK (tags)

David Crosby was interviewed by Michael Slate on "Beneath The Surface," KPFK, 90.7 FM Los Angeles; they speak about current events, corruption like Enron and at roughly the 16 minute mark in this 32kbps mp3 Crosby sings his new song tentatively titled "The Enron Song"

Vons Strike Continues -- Pacific Coast Highway (tags)

On January 16, employees on strike from Vons and Ralphs were picketing in front of the Vons on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades.

Be sure to check out all the photos from this story! They are posted on Indybay.org.

The Cancer of Militarism: JROTC March in MLK Day Parade in LA (tags)

There is no way one can reconcile these images of the JROTC marching in today’s Martin Luther King Day parade in Los Angeles with the philosophy and lifework of Dr. King

Stopping Militarism in our Schools Take Action Workshops (tags)

Stopping Militarism in our Schools Conference February 7

LA FREEWAVES Open Call -- 9th Experimental MEDIA ARTS Festival (tags)

LA Freewaves announces an open call for How Can YOU Resist?: LA Freewaves 9th Celebration of Experimental Media Arts. Postmark Deadline: February 15, 2004. The month-long showcase will present experimental media art from around the world in culturally distinct downtown Los Angeles venues in November 2004.

225 UGSOA Members are Voting to Stop Dues Payments to UGSOA (tags)

225 LOCAL 52 UGSOA MEMBERS WILL SOON VOTE TO STOP THE PAYMENT OF DUES TO UGSOA PRESIDENT JIM (THE RAT ) VISSAR

Banner Drop, 405 (tags)

Banner Drop on an unknowned location in Los Angeles. The time was 8:05 AM.

Civil Liberties Defense Coalition (CLDC) (tags)

EMERGENCY ACTION ALERT For the Los Angeles, CA - City Council Resolution against the USA PATRIOT Act, and related Executive Orders File No. 03-0002-S162 Title USA PATRIOT ACT/REPEAL www.cldc-la.org

Robert (Ruckus) Middaugh-Olivarria Trail to Begin (tags)

Robert (Ruckus) Middaugh-Olivarria Trail is to Begin on Jan. 20th 9:00 AM at United States District Courthouse 312 North Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 in Hon. William Matthew Byrne, Jr. Court Room

Robert (Ruckus) Middaugh-Olivarria (tags)

Robert (Ruckus) Middaugh-Olivarria's trail is to begin Jan. 20 9:00 AM at United States Courthouse 312 North Spring Street Los Anageles, CA 90012 in Hon. William Matthew Byrne, Jr. Court Room.

Upcoming grocery strike actions from UFCW local 770 (tags)

Upcoming grocery strike actions. These actions are organized or sanctioned by UFCW Local 770. Distribute widely.

Los Angeles Activists Rally in Solidarity with the Palestinian People (tags)

Activists gather at the Israeli consulate to affirm their solidarity with the Palestinian people, and to protest Israel's brutal occupation.

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.

“LA Auto Show” REALITY CHECK (tags)

Global Exchange, Bus Riders Union and Code Pink provide “LA Auto Show” REALITY CHECK Bilingual Audio from the Convention Center– Medea Benjamin, Anti-Corporate Chants and Bus Rider Union spokesperson

LAPD wants to ban ski masks from demonstrators’ wardrobes (tags)

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RAN drops in on Ford outside LA Carshow (tags)

Thursday at Noon - Activists affiliated with the Rainforest Action Network dropped banner reading "Ford: Holding America Hostage to Oil" and staged a press conference in downtown Los Angeles.

DICK CHENEY COMING TO L.A. JAN. 14th - PROTEST! (tags)

PROTEST CHENEY AT THE BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL 9876 Wilshire Blvd, (near Santa Monica) 11 am, January 14th

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!!!

guardian Uk report on mitchell crooks (tags)

Report on Inglewood amatuer videographer mitchell crooks from the guardian Uk papers.

Latest News about Jeremy Morse Trial (tags)

Bring some people up to speed on the inglewood trial. Jeremy Morse was arrested for Driving under the influence of drugs or alchohol over the thanksgiving holiday weekend by el segundo police. Seems that mitchell crooks, or the "amatuer cameraman" Did some time for that too! Funny how karma works. Jeremy Morse is due back in court jan 20 for his drunken driving charge. Kudos to mitchell crooks for learning from his time in the spotlight, unlike morse who now is facing child abuse charges and driving drunk. WoW good thing mitchell caught him when he did! Heres an update since the last trial.

Vik Chaubey talk at Cal State L.A.:"Student Movements in the 21st Century": (tags)

A student activist who has worked on both coasts will talk about successes and mistakes (his own and the movement's).

Racism (tags)

"I will admit that there are some right-wing pseudo-christian, groups like voz de aztlan in whitey-er, I mean whittier, calfornia, that promote homophobia and anti-jewish american sentiment, but they reflect only a small, middle class, Anglo-identified segment of the larger Latino and Native American community. "

War in US in 2004 Expected...Dollar Drops 25% to Euro (tags)

The Euro increased 25% in value to the dollar. The reason is because we have mafia in our Treasury, The National Treasury Employees Union...I was a bank Examiner

LAPD: 'Pre-emptive' arrests made to get terror info (tags)

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- In response to the national terrorism alert, Los Angeles police have made "a number of pre-emptive arrests," a high-ranking LAPD source said Tuesday. Those arrests were made in the past 48 hours and included people who came to authorities' attention after the September 11, 2001, al Qaeda terror attacks in the United States.

LA County Greens win Voter Registration Award (tags)

Los Angeles County Greens gained the greatest number of registrants of all California counties statewide in the Green Party of California "Stand Up and Be Counted 2003 Registration Drive."  The honor was awarded at the December Green Party of California State Plenary in Fullerton, CA.

the Taco Bell Truth Tour set to hit LA and OC one more time (tags)

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers set the dates for the next major Taco Bell boycott action at Taco Bell Headquarters in Irvine, CA

Arena Party Candidate - A Kinder Gentler Fascist (tags)

December 14, 2003 Los Angeles CA Pouring rain wasn’t all that greeted Tony Saca the Arena Party’s candidate for President of El Salvador. A motivated group of activists stood outside FRIENDSHIP AUDITORIUM denouncing the “privatization guru” and his party’s terrorist past.

Salvadorians Denounce - A Kinder Gentler Fascist (tags)

December 14, 2003 Los Angeles CA
Pouring rain wasn’t all that greeted Tony Saca the Arena Party’s candidate for President of El Salvador. A motivated group of activists stood outside FRIENDSHIP AUDITORIUM denouncing the “privatization guru” and his party’s terrorist past.

LA County supports suit over lost state tax (tags)

Today's demonstration in San Bernardino is being organized by the league of cities' Inland Empire Division. Participating cities have been asked to estimate how many layoffs they would need and send the corresponding number of shirts. "It's a way of visualizing what Sacramento is stealing from our communities now,"

CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION & LAUSD PROMOTE SCHOOL SAFETY (tags)

CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION & LAUSD PROMOTE student safety

FRESH FROM IRAQ, STOLEN PALACE EGGS! YEAH! CAPITALSM! (tags)

Openly selling stolen goods from Iraq seems to be permissible. I found this on craigslist. Decorative Egg Recovered From Saddams Palace During OIF - $10000

Speaking of Tribunals... (tags)

As the U. S. occupation force in Iraq will have a military tribunal for Sadam, the Coalition on Political Assassinations [COPA] is circulating a petition to institute a special grand jury on the JFK assassination, and Sirhan Sirhan's Los Angeles attorney is seeking a new trial for RFK's alleged killer.

Dec. 16th Mass March to support striking Grocery Workers (tags)

AFL-CIO Pres. Sweeney will Lead March of Thousands of Strikers March From Century City to Beverly Hills Slated Tuesday, December 16

Sirhan Sirhan Is Innocent! (tags)

Reporting on a recent speech by Sirhan Sirhan Lawyer, Lawrence Teeter, in Los Angeles.

Pilgrimage for Human Rights (tags)

Activists from the Inland Empire and Los Angeles are uniting for a 4 day march in support of immigrant and worker rights, especially in support of SB 60 and the UFCW Grocery store workers.

GP Candidate Comes to LA (tags)

Green Party Candidate for President David Cobb comes to Los Angeles.

Maravilla Death and 9/11 (tags)

Like so many before him and those that never know who is next, I want to blame someone, something, for their murder.

Green Party makes a scene at Doo Dah Parade (tags)

Green Party members from Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties marched with a theme "Fellowship of the Greens," at the 27th Annual Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena Sunday. Photos at: http://www.losangelesgreens.org/photosdoodah.html

New Year Hitchhiker Gathering (tags)

The New Year Hitchhiker Gathering in the low desert of southern California will bring together road travelers to share resources, connect and celebrate a movable culture.

Benefit for the Strikers!!! (tags)

On Saturday, December 6th, there will be a benefit for the workers of UFCW Local 770.

Benefit for the Strikers!!! (tags)

Saturday, Dec. 6th at 8pm there will be a benefit for the workers of UFCW Local 770!!!

Help Justice for Janitors for T-Day (tags)

This is being reposted by an IMCer. A report back from the GWS anti-Bechtel demos, and news about janitors looking for some support.

LA COUNTY APPROVES REPARATIONS FRO WHITES NOT BLACKS (tags)

Los Angeles Count Baord of supervisors apporved agenda item 48 which moves to gain support from President Bush and others to pay reparations to German Jews. Some citizens found this tio be racist and unfair to blacks seeking reparations and acknowledgement of the Black Holocaust.

New Political parties for Conscious Americans (tags)

A Los Angeles man heard the outrage of those opposed to war, racism, injustice , systematic abuse of fathers, families, parents and children, neglect of candidates and elected officals to meet environmental land human needs. As a solution he has formed two political parties for conscious Americans.

WEDNESDAY: Help Save Recordings of 50 Years of Voices of Dissent (tags)

Half Century of Leading ‘Voices of Courage and Dissent’ To Air in Marathon National Broadcast to Benefit the Preservation of the Pacifica Radio Archives One of the Nation’s Oldest and Most Valuable Audio Collections Historic Rare Recordings will Air on 5 Stations Wednesday Nov. 19th

Hatred Will Never Silence Our Art (tags)

Trans/Giving: A bimonthly celebration of trans/genderqueer/intersex artists

SOS...WARNING...LA BEASTS...SOS....NO JUSTICE NO PEACE! (tags)

Go to the website for details on medical atrocity and silencing in Los Angeles. Keep your children out of their hands. Try at all costs

Producer (tags)

The Nosotros Latin Filmmakers Showcase on December 1st, 2003 is the answer to Hollywood’s quest for Latin talent behind the camera. ‘Falcon’ restaurant (7213 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, Ca 90046) 7:00pm

Mar Vista NPJ Joins the Food Fight! (tags)

Direct action taken 11/15/03 at Vons in Mar Vista in support of the striking Food Workers.

Facts about inglewood Beating (tags)

I will not respond to the hate on this thread. I will however let the public know what really happened on july 6th 2002. the haters are from a organization called "citizens for police". Fuck them.

Citizens for police (tags)

This is in protest towards the organization "citizens for police" who are constant "trolls" on this site. This organization is formed by ignorant racist white people in favor of jeremy morse. Jeremy morse is the "cowardly" officer from inglewood california who is on trial for the chickenshit beating of an innocent child last july 6th 2002.

Interview with Bus Riders Union Rep. Manuel Criollo Speaks on the Bus Strike (MP3 Audio) (tags)

Interview with elected Bus Riders Union representative Manuel Criollo on the Los Angeles Bus Strike. This interview took place today, Monday, November 10th around 4pm at a BRU demonstration in front of the County Board of Supervisors.

Market Forces Fed SoCal Flames (tags)

Mike Davis on the wildfires in Southern California "A market-driven recipe for disaster"

Gap Road Show to Miami-FTAA hits Hollywood 11/11: “We’d Rather Wear Nothing Than Wear Gap (tags)

Hollywood, CA: Gapatistas will climb atop a 5.5 foot wide redwood stump, and strip for the redwoods and workers' rights at the Hollwyood/Highland Gap store, Nov. 11, at noon, first stop on a 3,000 mile road show to Miami-FTAA. Join us!

"We'd rather wear nothing than wear Gap!": Gapatista Road Show to Miami FTAA (tags)

Gapatistas will strip for the redwoods and workers' rights at the Hollwyood/Highland Gap store, Nov. 11, at noon, the first stop on a 3,000 mile road show to the FTAA protests in Miami. The protest occurs atop a 5.5 foot wide redwood stump. Join us!

Howard Zinn Speaks against the War and for Social Jusctice (tags)

Howard Zinn Speaks against the War and for Social Jusctice

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 Award on Drugs (tags)

It's unclear how recognizing Limbaugh fits into the Claremont Institute's mission "to restore the principles of the American Founding to their rightful, preeminent authority in our national life."

[gangbox] SCABS OF NEW YORK (tags)

SCABS OF NEW YORK...rat contractors, company unions and the decline of union labor in the Manhattan residential construction sector

Women Call Anti-Occupation Halloween Protest Against Bechtel (tags)

In a Halloween themed protest, women and men occupied the street outside the offices of the “truly scary” Bechtel Corporation at 707 Wilshire Blvd in downtown Los Angeles beginning at 5 pm on Tuesday, October 28. Protesters used music, costumes, spoken word and more to highlight Bechtel’s rap sheet of profiteering from weapons, war and water privatization.

LA READY TO BLOW (tags)

As tension increases in LA over the effects of the strikes, the word on the street is not hopeful.

Tommy Chong vs. Rush Limbaugh (tags)

Different strokes for different folks. Chong Chong does 9 months for selling bongs while Limbaugh, an admitted pill addict who bought in large quantities, is out free and speaking at events. Protest anyone?

Strikers, Fires and Unity (tags)

Although I have supported the strike.....

Limbaugh to Receive Award 11/21 in LA (tags)

Protest Rush Limbaugh's "Award" in Los Angeles

Information on fires (tags)

Mainstream media makes it practically impossible to find out actual information about the fires. They prefer to concentrate on decontextualized human interest stories instead of providing sources of information. So, for those of us that like data here's some links to find out about the fires

Updates on Los Angeles Supermarket Workers' Strike! (tags)

The Role of Women & Asian Pacific Islanders In This Important Labor Struggle By: Lee Siu Hin October 25, 2003 Photo: Diana Truong-Davis Picket capitan from Vons supermarket, with CA assembly women Judy Chu during the Ahmabra Von's Supermarket rally, organized by APALA and CA assembly women Judy Chu on Oct 23.

Humanism and freethought at CSULA (tags)

Lois Lyons will talk about rationality vs. superstition.

Supermarket workers in struggle (tags)

The significance of the strike is based in the issue of health care. We are the only industrialized country to not have health care and the union estimates about 60 million went some time with out having any health care last year. This number is growing based the deteriation of the tiny bit of basic rights and benefits we have. It is time for us to not be on the defensive of these issues and begin to fight back.

Albertsons response... (tags)

This is a response I got from Albertsons after I questioned them about throwing out food.

PHOTOS: O22 DOWNTOWN PART ONE (tags)

Hundreds gathered in downtown Los Angeles today, October 22, 2003, to protest against police brutality.

ANSWER LA Wants You to Support Striking and Locked Out Grocery Workers (tags)

Join ANSWER LA's COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECT to SUPPORT LABOR (CAPSL)!

Watts: How the so-called war-on-gangs is stripping the rights of a whole community (tags)

Robocops patrol deserted, quiet streets. Young people walking to school are tense--they never know if they might be arrested for whistling, shouting, or talking to each other. Houses and apartments may be raided at any time, and unauthorized people arrested for being there. No one is hanging out. This is not U.S.-occupied Iraq. This is LAPD-occupied Watts. This is the reality Chief Bratton, Mayor Hahn, and the city authorities are bringing down on Nickerson Gardens.

Humanist talk on Freethought at CSULA (tags)

A speaker from the Humanist Association will talk about the benefits of rational, free thought.

Grocery strike impressions (tags)

Grocery strike shows So Calif has not moved to the right.

L.A. Greens give free massages to striking grocery store workers (tags)

Locked out workers at a Ralph’s grocery store in Los Angeles got a surprise Saturday morning when a group of local Green Party members showed up offer free massages to workers on the picket lines. Listen here to the report! 8 mins 3 sec (MP3: 2 MB at 32 kbps)

L.A. Greens offer support and massages to UFCW Strikers (tags)

L.A.GREENS will walk the picket line while our massage therapists give free massages to the strikers. SAT OCT 18 10a - 12n Ralphs at 3rd and La Brea, LA SUN OCT 19 10a - 12n Ralphs at Sunset and Fuller, Hollywood

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.

ANSWER Support Action for Striking UFCW Workers (tags)

Int'l A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, Los Angeles, Calls for Community Action to Support Striking UFCW Workers. Join us!

Perhaps you were still wondering how Arnold got in? Smacks of Florida!!!! (tags)

Recall Arnold, you've been had by Bush & Co.

Sherman Austin: Counterpunch Article (tags)

A Strange and Tragic Legal Journey The Case of Sherman Martin Austin By MERLIN CHOWKWANYUN

DONT SHOP AT RALPHS, VONS, OR ALBERTSONS UNTIL THE STRIKE IS OVER! (tags)

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Here's the story Arnold doesn't want you to hear. (tags)

Now, thirty-four pages of internal Enron memoranda have just come through this reporter's fax machine tell all about the tryst between Maria's husband and the corporate con men. It turns out that Schwarzenegger knowingly joined the hush-hush encounter as part of a campaign to sabotage a Davis-Bustamante plan to make Enron and other power pirates then ravaging California pay back the $9 billion in illicit profits they carried off.

A Strange and Tragic Legal Journey (tags)

A Strange and Tragic Legal Journey The Case of Sherman Martin Austin By MERLIN CHOWKWANYUN

Arnold's Enron Secret (tags)

Here's the story Arnold doesn't want you to hear. The biggest single threat to Ken Lay and the electricity lords is a private lawsuit filed last year under California's unique Civil Code provision 17200, the "Unfair Business Practices Act." This litigation, heading to trial now in Los Angeles, would make the power companies return the $9 billion they filched from California electricity and gas customers.

Los Angeles Indymedia noe CENSORING by IP address! (tags)

f you have been blocked, and you would like information on how to defeat this action, then visit KOBE Headquarters or e-mail me at kobehq@yahoo.com in the meantime, write a complaint to imc-process@indymedia.org and cite

Californians Are The Dumbest People On The Face Of The Planet Earth (tags)

Californians Are The Dumbest People On The Face Of The Planet Earth

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.

Resistance Under Attack (tags)

Refuse & Resist! Monthly Forum - The cases of Sherman Austin & Josh Connole

The Call for a National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and (tags)

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Consider That a Divorce (tags)

Total recall of Governor Gray Davis, a veteran California politician to replace him with a science fiction actor called “The Terminator.” Science fiction has become science reality in the mythical paradise that early Spanish explorers called “California.”

Problems at the Polls (tags)

LOS ANGELES: Reports of late poll openings, missing voting materials and equipment, and disenfranchised voters walking away from closed polls.

Workshop about FBI harassment! In LA. (tags)

Don't be caught off guard! Stop FBI harassment!

The White Man's Last Stand (tags)

An article on the California recall process by a Los Angeleno.

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.

TODAY NOON: Stop Arnold Protest Outside Wiesenthal Center (tags)

Jews, Women, Immigrants and African Americans Call on Arnold to Atone For His Sins on Yom Kippur Have Been Targets of His Degrading Comments and He Has Publicly Praised Three Fascists Leaders

Arnold Unplugged - It's hasta la vista to $9 billion if the Governator is selected (tags)

GRASSROOTS REDRESS HERO BERT NAKANO PASSES (tags)

GRASSROOTS REDRESS HERO BERT NAKANO PASSES ON SEPT. 27 IN GARDENA

Sex, Lies and the Angry Left (tags)

It was OK for Clinton hit on young women recently, and to lie because that was 'only about sex.' But it's terrible for Arnold to have hit on young women 30 years ago, and to have been truthful about it.

More women accuse Governor Groper of sexual battery (tags)

Meanwhile, a new accusation surfaced from Escobar, a 41-year-old Los Angeles wife and mother and a waitress at a restaurant in the Fairmont Miramar hotel in Santa Monica. In an interview with The Times, she said Schwarzenegger had threatened to assault her when she was a teenager in the late 1970s.

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.

Arnold, Bush and Baghdad (tags)

"Bring them on." GEORGE W. BUSH (AP) JULY 1, 2003: “You guys are the true terminators" Speaking to US soldiers on a visit to Baghdad. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER- (AP) JULY 4, 2003

NATIONAL "OPT OUT" DAY FOCUSES ATTENTION ON - No Child Left Behind Act (tags)

Get the word out to LAUSD famlies of junior and high school seniors. Tell them they can opt-out out from the military gaining access to their information and still recieve college information. They must opt out EACH YEAR. Deadline for doing so is October 1st, 2003.

Dennis Kucinich in LA today and tomorrow (tags)

Dennis Kucinich was interviewed by Larry Bensky in the KPFA studios for the "Sunday Salon" program, broadcast to all three California Pacifica stations. The interview runs for about 50 minutes and includes call-ins. These files are from the KFCF 24-hour archive. Each file is about 8.5 megs, 40kbit audio; calls were taken from both the LA and SF Bay Area

Anti-Columbus Protest-10/12 (tags)

Protest "Columbus Day" at Mission San Juan Capistrano, Sunday October 12, 2003 at 10 AM.

Sign Letter to Support a Political Prisoner (tags)

E-mail us for a copy of the letter.

Support Local Activist (tags)

Contact us for more info at cabin_fevered@yahoo.com

Feast for the senses at Boricua Films' Urban Graffiti 4 Live Slam Festival - Sat. 10-11-03 (tags)

Independent artists and cultures unite -uncensored expression, poetry, artwork, photography acting & music packed in a 12 hour one-day event. It's Urban Graffiti 4!

CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION PRESENTS ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS (tags)

Four Los Angeles Unified School District schools won national recognition for their outstanding environmental work. Aldama and Fernangeles Elementary, Millikan, and Sun Valley Middle Schools, are among the first schools to participate in the national Green Flag Program, which works with schools to teach kids a hands-on approach to solving environmental health problems before they start.

Flor y Canto needs your help & Friday's Film (tags)

Flor y Canto needs your help & Friday's Film

Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride Send-Off Rally (tags)

The inspiration for this campaign comes from the Mississippi Freedom Ride of 1961.

Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride Send-Off Rally (tags)

Immigrant workers fighting for human rights follow in the footsteps of the 60’s civil rights movement.

Killing a Lind(h) (tags)

One can be a great humanitarian in this world but cannot live a long life. The news of the assassination of Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh reached me on this amazing compound in the foothills of the California Sierra Nevada Mountains more than a week after the tragedy occurred.

No On Prop 54 Event (tags)

An upbeat and well-attended public forum to spur grassroots fundraising and organizing against Proposition 54 was held a few hours ago at a church in the Wilshire district. This posting provides access to audio and pictures from the event.

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

D.I.Y. FEST / SKILLS SHARE (tags)

D.I.Y. FEST / SKILLS SHARE

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!

Code Pink briefly terminates Arnold (tags)

Code Pink briefly terminates Arnold

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.

South Gate: Where City Hall's a Mix of Soap Opera and Bad Joke (tags)

Government: Officials are looking into suspected corruption. Council-watchers enjoy 'the meow lady.'

Program Director Needed at KPFK in Los Angeles (tags)

Request to the Indy Media community to spread the word: KPFK radio in Los Angeles is looking for a Program Director

9/5LA ILWU Press Conf (tags)

The ILWU has called an emergency press conference on the threat to use troops to break any strike action and/or to run the docks without the union.

Second Annual Green Reel Film Festival Sept. 14-15 Comes To Raleigh Studios In Hollywood (tags)

The Second Annual Green Reel Film Festival will take place from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave. Hollywood. Go to www.greenreel.org for details and tickets.

Josh Ruebner of Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel Speaks in LA (tags)

Josh Ruebner, Director and Co-Founder of Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel (JPPI) to Los Angeles. Ruebner has just returned from leading a delegation of Congressional staffers--who were originally denied entry--to Israel/Palestine. Monday, September 2 (Labor Day) at 1:15 PM at the Peace Center, 8124 West Third Street (near Crescent Heights)

Call for Mega Critical Mass! (tags)

As Shrub prepares to start yet another oil war in Iraq, now is the time to strike back!

Brunch With Shrub LA Aug 24/7AM Bring Bananas and Pretzels! (tags)

pResident Bush will be at the Regency Club in Westwood Aug 24 at 7 AM, whoring for Simon. Come join us for Coffee with the Commander in Chimp [and Cereal with the Crook!] Make Waffles, Not War! Breakfast Not Bombs! Cherry scones for the smirking drone!

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.

California Legislature Considers Electronics Recycling Fee (tags)

The California Legislature Is Considering An Electronics Recycling Fee On Purchases Of New Computer Terminals And Televisions.

Protest Bush the Moron President (tags)

Bush in LA...details

BUSH IN LA (tags)

Bush will be on vacation in Los Angeles. Fundraising for Simon.

DNA Awareness March and Rally Tuesday August 27 (tags)

Honor Victims of Violent Crimes and the Wrongly Convicted THE FIRST EVER DNA AWARENESS MARCH AND RALLY FOR PUBLIC SAFETY Tuesday, August 27th 10 AM-1 PM in Downtown LA DNA Helps Convict the Guilty and Free the Innocent

POWER Anti-War meeting Sun. Aug 11 @ 2:00 PM (tags)

http://www.wearepower.org

California Environmental Programs (tags)

California Environmental Programs Face Major Cuts In Midst Of Budget Debacle

MARCH AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY THIS SAT, AUG 3! (tags)

Meetings every Weds at 6pm at the Long Beach Infoshoppe (REACH center). Located at 684 Redondo, Long Beach. Phone: 562-434-6934 Wanted: Medics, Drummers, Food Not Bombs Volunteers ...

Californians Send 42% Of Their Refuse To Recyclers (tags)

The "power suit" is threatened by air agency rule, say LA drycleaners.

Press release: March against police repression in Long Beach! (tags)

From Long Beach, to Compton, to Inglewood, Los Angeles communities will come together to say enough is enough!

POLICE STATE by charles amsellem (tags)

Recent events in Los Angeles demonstrate that there are fewer crimes worse than the lack of accountability at the police dept

Short Update on Jackson-Chavis (tags)

Summary of a short conversation with Michael Zinzun of CAPA and the Donovan Jackson-Chavis Justice Committee.

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:

KPFK 90.7 FM LISTENERS FORUM (tags)

KPFK 90.7 FM LISTENERS FORUM with Pacifica Executive Director, Dan Coughlin and Interim National Board Chair, Leslie Cagan, Wednesday, July 17, 7 PM - 9 PM at the Loyola Law School Student Lounge, 919 South Albany in Los Angeles.

Anti-Police Rally at African-American Community Church (tags)

Parishioners, leaders and neighbors gathered at Faith United Methodist church this evening to speak out and organize the African American community's response to the police beating of Donovan Jackson-Chavis.

Man Who Taped Police Beating Arrested in L.A. (tags)

Mitchell Crooks arrested before he could testify to Grand Jury! Crooks' arrest was videotaped and broadcast on local KCAL-TV, showing undercover officers hustling him into a sports utility vehicle with tinted windows outside the studios of CNN as the 27-year-old man repeatedly screamed for help.

While Inglewood Reacts: LONG BEACH CA: POLICE STATE USA (tags)

Here's the report which is in the current issue of Turning the Tide. Repression has continued. A June 14 Flag Day (flag burning) show at the info shop was shut done by the cops after repeated harassment. Young people living or shopping in the area of the info shop -- with no connection to anarchism, copwatch or the info shop-- have been stopped and hassled on the street by LB cops. The city attorney made a report to the LB city council last week about 'prosecution of anarchists' --

Rally vs. Inglewood Police Friday (tags)

MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION AT INGLEWOOD POLICE STATION! Friday July 12, @ 10 am. located at: 1 Manchester Blvd. (Just East of the 405 fwy)

TTT report on persecution of Long Beach anarchists, activists (tags)

Here's the report which is in the current issue of Turning the Tide. Repression has continued.

Video shows white LAPD officer beating black teenager (tags)

A white Los Angeles police officer was suspended after being shown on a videotape slamming a handcuffed black teenager on to the back of a patrol car and punching him in the face as he was being arrested.

Midnight Special leaves Promenade (tags)

After ten years on the Third Street Promenade, Midnight Special Bookstore is being forced to re-locate.

Inglewood Cop Taped Punching Handcuffed Teen (tags)

LOS ANGELES –– An amateur video shows Inglewood police officers punching a teenager and slamming his head against the hood of a patrol car, and the department said it will investigate.

Los Angeles airport shooting kills 3: 'No indication' that terrorism involved (tags)

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- A gunman opened fire Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport while standing in line at the ticket counter of Israel's El Al Airlines, officials said, killing two and wounding four others before an airline security officer shot him dead.

AUG 3 - MARCH AGAINST POLICE REPRESSION IN LONG BEACH! (tags)

MARCH AGAINST POLICE REPRESSION IN LONG BEACH!

John Densmore In The Nation (tags)

John Densmore on selling out to the mass media advertisement machine... Ever wonder why you're not hearing songs by The Doors hawking consumer goods?

Crime and Corruption at the Walt Disney Co (tags)

cartoon c 2002 by charles amsellem

Strikers as Terrorists? (tags)

June 27, 2002 A CounterPunch Exclusive Strikers as Terrorists? Ridge Calls Longshoremen's Chief by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair

NOT IN OUR NAME Planning meeting Wendsday (tags)

Nion Metting to plan for OCT. 7th

Crime and Corruption at the Walt Disney Co (tags)

see the accopanying cartoon c 2002 by charles amsellem here: http://newjersey.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=2491&group=webcast

Pride Month Perspective: TRANS-UNITY 2002 AND OTHER SUCCESSES INSPIRE TR (tags)

In 2001-2002 the Los Angeles Transgender community achieved new visibility and successes, and overcame some adversity, which should inspire us for the year ahead.

***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.

Portland Copwatch Urges L.A. To "Say No" To Kroeker (tags)

Portland Copwatch today issued an open letter to the people of Los Angeles, urging them to reject Portland police chief Mark Kroeker's bid for the job of L.A.P.D. chief. The group cites Kroeker's poor record on civil rights, police accountability, and community involvement.

DATE CHANGE 4 Hip Hop Benefit Concert in Long Beach! (tags)

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Long Beach PIGS shut down Anarchist Benefit Show @ LB Infoshoppe (tags)

Long Beach Police continue their bullshit ..

EMERGENCY BENEFIT SHOW! FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS! (tags)

EMERGENCY BENEFIT SHOW FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!

MAYDAY LA. -Justicia! (tags)

Justicia para Trabajadores! Justice for Workers!

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