on december

Idle No More – Los Angeles (tags)

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

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

Occupy Fights Foreclosure re - occupies foreclosed house.

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.

Interview with Nathan, arrested at Long Beach Port shutdown (tags)

December 15, 2011
LONG BEACH - On December 12, 2011, Occupy Los Angeles, Occupy Long Beach, Occupy Riverside, and many other people closed a terminal at the port of Long Beach. Only two people were arrested, and one of them, Nathaniel Sierdsma, speaks about his experiences.

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.

ARCO GAS Selling Crack Pipes in Watts (tags)

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

WikiLeaks Reveals Diplomatic Cables on Aafia Siddiqui (tags)

No smoking guns

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.

Police Brutality in America (tags)

state terrorism against minorities and Muslims

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.

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.

Raging for 16 Days and Renewing Our Commitment to 365 Days of Activism (tags)

AF3IRM/GABNet/Mariposa Alliance Statement on Human Rights Day:

Toward an Understanding of the Causes of KPFK's Conflict: A Voters' Guide (tags)

Looking for the truth at KPFK? Check this out, by a long-time insider. Read this, and get your ballot in by Thursday.

Eric McDavid Update - Lockdowns, Move and New Address (tags)

Lockdowns, move and new address

Oscar Grant! No Isolated Incident! A PhotoJourney of Unarmed Folks Killed by Cop Worldwide (tags)

Oscar Grant's murder: This is not an isolated incident! Remember Julian Alexander! Hammick in 2002, Kendra James in 2003, James Perez, James Philip Chasse, Jr. all unarmed and killed by Police. Diallo, Sean Bell, Ousmane Zongo, Jonny Gammage, Patrick Moses Dorismond, Alexandros Grigoropoulos and Now Oscar Grant, all unarmed and killed by Police. Within hours of Oscar Grant's shooting, Robbie Tolan!. Let the world know about! We will not allow a police state!

ACTIVIST CONTINUE PROTESTS THROUGHOUT CHRISTMAS (tags)

Activists here continue their unrelenting advocacy in support of various causes and in protest of other issues even as the community savors Christmas and the advent of a new year. The Filipino Veterans Support Bill, or SB 3689, remains as the foremost concern of the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV). Despite failing energy, living FilVets stay active on the road, making their presence felt in mass actions and community gatherings, and taking the opportunity to speak their minds. On December 8, JFAV announced the formation of a partner organization, the Association of Widows, Advocates and Relatives for Equality (Aware) at a meeting held at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) here. In San Francisco, FilVets Gomer Bondad and Reggie Nacua, with activists Ago Pedalizo and Violy Reyes, discussed the seemingly unresolved impasse on the lump sum clause of SB 36879, now pending in the US Congress, at a community meeting held at the ABS-CBN studio in Redwood City last December 10

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.

California workers express concerns about Rite Aid management at shareholder meeting (tags)

On December 2, a representative from Lancaster, CA met with Rite Aid CEO Mary Sammons at a special shareholder meeting in New York City.

Eminent 9/11 author David Ray Griffin to speak in Davis, CA on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 (tags)

To achieve peace and sustainability, the foundational lie - the 9/11 "official story" - that has been used to justify a policy of unending warfare and the the dismantling of the Constitution must be exposed for what it is. Eminent theologian and 9/11 researcher and author David Ray Griffin addresses the question "Was America attacked by Muslims on 9/11?"

Southern California Anarchist Show Shut Down by Police (tags)

Southern California Anarchist Show Shut Down by Police / Support El Comite de Pro-Democracia en Mexico by: "Joaquin Cienfue

Locals Confront Blackwater at Their Gates as, Iraq Concludes Blackwater Committed Murder (tags)

As the Iraqi prime minister’s office determined that Blackwater USA shootings on September 16th in Baghdad was deliberate murder resulting in 17 civilian deaths, local opponents confronted Blackwater at the gates of the proposed “Blackwater West” site in Potrero, a tiny town in east San Diego county. Organizers estimated that over 300 people took part in the weekend's event, marching a mile from the rally site to the gates of Blackwater West.

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.

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.

Protest to end occuaption of Haiti (tags)

Outside the Brazilian Consulate which is located at 8484 Wlishire Blvd/nr La Cienega. Feb 8th 2007 at 12 noon.

Fanning the Flames of Resistance (tags)

A benefit for those resisting the green scare

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

La Voz and the Secret Service (tags)

Mexican-American news service falls victim of government surveillance and intrusion

Boxer Researches "Impeachable Offence" (tags)

Boxer issued the following release about President Bush's recent admission that he has personally authorized domestic surveillance without a court order. She sent the referenced letter to four presidential scholars, asking for their input: * Cass Sunstein, University of Chicago Law School * Bruce Ackerman, Yale University * Susan Low Bloch, Georgetown University Law Center * Michael Gerhardt, College of William and Mary School of Law

Read Governor Schwarzenegger's Statement (tags)

The dedication of Williams’ book “Life in Prison” casts significant doubt on his personal redemption. This book was published in 1998, several years after Williams’ claimed redemptive experience. Specifically, the book is dedicated to “Nelson Mandela, Angela Davis, Malcolm X, Assata Shakur, Geronimo Ji Jaga Pratt, Ramona Africa, John Africa, Leonard Peltier, Dhoruba Al-Mujahid, George Jackson, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and the countless other men, women, and youths who have to endure the hellish oppression of living behind bars.” The mix of individuals on this list is curious. Most have violent pasts and some have been convicted of committing heinous murders, including the killing of law enforcement.

Photos: Tent City, Lincoln Place (tags)

VENICE - On December 7, about 50 people show up at the Tent City, Lincoln Place, for a Pot Luck in support for the evicted tenants.

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)

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.....

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.

L.A.'s Social Security Now- Update (tags)

Stop The Privatization Of Social Security!

The Primary Function Road Show part 1 (tags)

On December 13th 2003 I began a journey to find and expose the broad based, loosen knit, grassroots coalition that is the Dennis Kucinich for President movement.

CA SoState DEC 16th to Certify More Diebold DRE Voting systems (tags)

DEC 16 CA Secretary of State Kevin Shelly will decide whether or not to certify 12,000 new Diebold touchscreen DRE voting systems for California Counties. This would mean one more step to the real death of Democracy. Take ACTION!!!! and tell him not the do it!! Read the scoop below.

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