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Liberal Majority Passes Sheriff's Civilian Review Board (tags)

(These are my impressions and opinions.)

Protesting Hewlett-Packard on Black Friday (tags)

Demonstrations against Hewlett-Packard in Atwater Village, West LA, and Long Beach. Mostly positive and receptive responses. HP visited at least one store ahead of the demos to warn it.

Southern California Swarms to Save the Bees in Solidarity with Honey Bee Day Around the Gl (tags)

Los Angeles joins “Bee Against Monsanto” to #SwarmTheGlobe #SaveTheBees to bring awareness to the importance of the bee, the dangers of pesticides, and the continuing threat of Colony Collapse Disorder to the bee population and our food supply.

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

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

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

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.

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!

Local Black Friday Protests at Walmart (tags)

A roundup of Black Friday protests at Walmart for the Walmart Strikers and a 25K wage.

Echo Park Community issues an "Injunction" against City of LA (tags)

[This is a report by Vik from a demonstration against the gang injunction in the Echo Park area. It was originally posted to facebook. Some background information is appended at the bottom if you need to learn about what a gang injunction is, and the gentrification in the area.]

Monday MoveOn Peace Events (tags)

Copied this from MoveOn.

A Justice 4 Trayvon Martin Scrapbook (tags)

Links and photos from Sunday through Friday.

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.”

VENICE OPDs ARE BACK! BUT WHY? (tags)

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

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.”

Protest at Best Western Golden Sails Hotel (tags)

Employees of Best Western Golden Sails Hotel protest together with Unite Here Local 11 group and 100 Long Beach residents in response of Hotel's immoral practices.

Occupy Long Beach Strikes at Walmart on Black Friday, November 23, 2012 (tags)

Occupy Long Beach Strikes at Walmart in Down town Long beach in solidarity with Walmart employees. The protest ended in two arrests.

Retenes del fin de semana /Weekend checkpoints 10-11 de agosto, 2012 (tags)

Son varios los retenes de este fin de semana. Manejen con cuidado, y no olviden de avisar a sus compañerxs de sus comunidades.

There are several checkpoints out there this weekend. Drive carefully, and don't forget to alert your comrades from your communities.

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.

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.

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

Occupy the Ports - A Day without Goldman Sachs (tags)

December 12, 2011
LONG BEACH, California - Heeding the call of Occupy Oakland, who called for a shutdown of west coast ports in response to the brutal eviction of occupy encampments nationwide, and in solidarity with expolited port workers and truckers, about 500 militant occupiers and their friends shut down Terminal J of the Port of Long Beach, the home of SSA Marine, an investment of the criminal enterprise Goldman Sachs and the main stakeholder of the US government.

Columbus Day Protested in Southern California (tags)

Report and photos of actions in Santa Barbara and Mission San Juan Capistrano. (Pictured below: demonstrators at Mission San Juan Capistrano in front of a Starbucks--mission-style.)

SCF to Occupy LA City Hall (tags)

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

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

Calif. Police Officers Kill Man Pointing Water Nozzle, Not Gun (tags)

Long Beach police officers shot and killed a man Sunday when they apparently mistook a pistol-grip water nozzle he was holding, for a gun.

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.

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.

Animal Liberation Forum 2010 (tags)

CAT presents their 2nd annual Animal Liberation Forum from Thursday April 15 - Sunday April 18, 2010. Cease Animal Torture welcomes an array of speakers and participants who will share their perspectives, tactics, strategies and experiences through panels, workshops, films and discussion. The Animal Liberation Forum is a space where activists will be able to network, organize with others and ultimately, become more efficacious for the animals.

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.

Kevin Cooper: Victimized by American Injustice (tags)

an innocent man on death row

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.

Animal Liberation Forum 2010 in Long Beach, CA (tags)

CAT will be holding a 2nd annual Animal Liberation Forum in Spring 2010 (April 15-18, 2010). We are currently looking for speakers and organizations to participate and are asking those who are interested to send us an application (see below)

Calling Long Beach Area Anarchists! (tags)

Starting organization of a Long Beach anarchist collective, help wanted and needed!

Béla Dornon: Queer Photographer Seeks to Document California’s Same-Sex Marriages (tags)

Photographer Béla Dornon calls them the “142 Days” — from June 15, 2008, when the California Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriages to be legally recognized took effect, to November 4, 2008, when the passage of Proposition 8 took that right away again. He’s responded to his anger by starting a project to document every same-sex marriage that took place in California during that time, exhibit as many images of happy same-sex couples as he legally can, and thereby counter the Right-wing hate propaganda used to pass measures like Proposition 8.

25th Latin America Encuentro-Empire v. Democracy (tags)

25th Latin America Encuentro EMPIRE vs. DEMOCRACY: From Guatemala to Honduras

Sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Committee-Southern California Unit and MIA, Mujeres Iniciando en las Américas 10/17/2009 at 1:00 PM at the Unitarian Church of Long Beach

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.

Long Beach Colation Sues City of Long Beach (tags)

On Friday, August 21, the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community filed suit against the City of Long Beach claiming the development of the 125-room Hotel Sierra at the Pike needs a new Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to assess the possible impact the hotel development will have on the environment and local communities. “A few weeks ago, we spoke to City Council about this project with regard to the environmental, social, and economic impacts on our community. In response, a majority of the Council voted to postpone the vote to provide an opportunity for the community to voice its support for responsible development,” said CSULB Sociology Professor Gary Hytrek and Coalition Steering Committee Member.

Long Beach City Council postpones vote on Pike Hotel (tags)

Another victory for Hotel workers and Coalition in South Bay! Led by dozens of members of the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community (LBC) who were in the crowd, with their concerns on whether the hotel would provide decent wages for its employees, they told the council to work for workers interests. Urged on by a crowd of hotel worker's-rights supporters, the City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1 to continue for one week a vote that would move a proposed hotel at the Pike one step closer to approval.

Support revolutionary radio - july 8th (tags)

concert to support revolutionary radio. 1923 E. 7th st. Long Beach, CA. 9pm-2AM

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

Mock Funeral Procession Remembers Military In Iraq (tags)

Military Families Speak Out, Long Beach Area Peace Network, Iraq Vets Against the War, Veterans for Peace and Vietnam Veterans Against the War protest occupation in Seal Beach and Long Beach, California in symbolic funeral procession.

FEB. 26 TOWNHALL MEETING IN LONG BEACH (tags)

More than 200 people attended the successful Town Hall meeting “Subsidizing Poverty” last Thursday, February 26, from 5:00 to 7:00 Pm at the CSULB Karl Anatol Center. The community event was sponsored by the long Beach Coalition for Good jobs and a Health Community, the CSULB College of Liberal Arts, The Progressive Student Alliance and other community organizations.

Solidarity destroys fascism: LB activists unite to ignore racists (tags)

The conservative student at Cal State Long Beach invited Jim Gilchrist, founder of the anti-immigrant Minutemen, and Ted Hayes, homeless advocate-turned anti-immigrant opportunist, to speak on campus during immigration awareness week. The good people of CSULB ignored them, and the racists went away, proving that regardless of the strategies chosen, solidarity is the key in winning our struggles.

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)

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)

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.

New Long beach Coalition, Formed (tags)

The Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and A Healthy Community was formally formed in a meeting last Monday, August 11,2008 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach after three months of existence. Attended by more than thirty community leaders, academics, volunteers and union organizers, the Coalition reviewed the actions that the group have undertaken since its first meeting last June and decided formally to form the Long Beach Coalition. Their primary aim is to consolidate their efforts and strengthen the group.

Long Beach Mayor Vows to Close Main Library (tags)

Long Beach Mayor Claims that City Will Save Millions by Closing Main Library and keeping branch libraries for longer hours.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Protest Ludacris coming to Cal State Long Beach University! (tags)

Just thought maybe you would want to know that Ludacris is coming to Cal State University Long Beach! Not so excited? Us either!

"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.

Orange County Peace Coalition Blocked From Black History Parade (tags)

ANTI-WAR GROUPS BLOCKED FROM BLACK HISTORY PARADE. Orange County Peace Coalition says parade steering committee rejected their application after permitting the group to march in previous years. Article here:

MFSO, IVAW, VFP @ Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace and Unity Parade, Long Beach, Part 2 (tags)

January 19, 2008......... Long Beach, California, USA: Military Families Speak Out, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Veterans for Peace were enthusiastically welcomed by crowds of spectators at the 2008 Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Unity Parade. **PHOTOS, Part 2**

MFSO, IVAW, VFP @ Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace and Unity Parade, Long Beach, Part 1 (tags)

January 19, 2008......... Long Beach, California, USA: Military Families Speak Out, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Veterans for Peace were enthusiastically welcomed by crowds of spectators at the 2008 Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace & Unity Parade. **PHOTOS, PART 1**

SOS! Veterans DENIED Participation in Long Beach Veteran's Day Parade! (tags)

Why are Iraq VETERANS Against the War, VETERANS for Peace, and Military Families Speak Out being DENIED access to the Saturday's (11.10.07) VETERAN'S DAY PARADE in Long Beach, California?!? Please contact the following people, and urge them to ALLOW these groups to march in Saturday's Long Beach Veteran's Day Parade. Pageantry Productions, Debbie Harn 310-537-4240, they handle the parade for the city of Long Beach; Martha Thuente is the committee chairperson, 562-422-6669; Long Beach City Councilmember’s: Val Lurch, 562-570-6137, (The parade is in his area.); Tonia Reyes Uranga, 562-570-6596; Gary DeLong, 562-570-6186; Military Families Speak Out: Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick: www.mfsooc.org, www.myspace.com/ocmfso, 562-833-8035 (Pat Alviso)

Jim Gilchrist coming to long Beach (tags)

Jim Gilchrist coming to CSULB

ICE Takes a Stop on PCH and Loynes in Long Beach (tags)

While driving around Long Beach, CA I found a Homeland Security ICE bus parked on the side of the road. What were they doing?

Nativist Militia Forms in Long Beach (tags)

Former Save Our State ( SOS ) member Gerry Nance aka. BorderRaven forms Militia in Long Beach. [Photo of BorderRaven]

MinuteNazis in Simi Valley! (tags)

MinuteNazis coming to Simi Valley this Sunday, Sept. 16, to terrorize Liliana and Pablito seeking sanctuary at the United Church of Christ. Arrive at 9 a.m. to help defend women and children against the racist hatred of the MinuteKlan!

NAZIS/SOS/MMP will be at St. Luke's Long beach Sun 9/16/07 (tags)

When: Sunday, September 16th Time: 10am until 1pm Place: St. Luke's Episcopal Church http://www.stlukeslb.org/ Address: 525 E. 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90813 Contact Info for St. Luke's: http://www.stlukeslb.org/contact1.html

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.

Vote Green in 37th CD Special Election August 21st (tags)

Green Party candidate Daniel Brezenoff in August 21st CD Special Election

Good Bye Bingo: Seniors Go High Tech (tags)

Whether it’s playing the latest Nintendo Wii game or sitting down for a hand of Bridge, seniors engage in a variety of activities – old and new – to exercise their minds. “Good-bye Bingo: Seniors Go High Tech” from the Home Instead Senior Care, serving seniors in Burbank, Long Beach and Hemet. It highlights recent trends as some seniors gravitate toward video games, but also focuses on traditional games and companionship/conversation as ways to challenge the brain.

SOS/Minutemen in Long Beach (tags)

A handful of SOS and Minutemen faithful showed up on the corner of 7th and Atlantic in Long Beach to protest the sanctuary given to Liliana, a 29 year old immigrant from Mexico by St. Luks Episcopal Church.

Green Party Candidate Brezenoff optimistic for 37th CD runoff (tags)

At a Long Beach coffee shop Wednesday morning,( June 27, 2007), Green Party candidate Daniel A. Brezenoff held a news conference to remind voters that the race for the 37th Congressional District is not over.

Green Candidate Brezenoff Criticizes New Energy Bill (tags)

"The energy bill now before the Senate, far from being any kind of solution to our economic and environmental crises, represents exactly the kind of thinking and legislating that has brought us to the point of crisis in the first place," says Brezenoff.

COP leaves threatening message on CopWatch LA's voicemail (tags)

"Hey i'm a cop. I do whatever I wanna do. I'm your worst nightmare , and there's not a fucking thing that you can do about it. So how about that **turns on car siren**" (listen to the MP3)

Local Soldier, Astor Sunsin-Pineda, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Spc. Astor Sunsin-Pineda, 20, died Wednesday when his vehicle was struck by shrapnel from an improvised explosive device in Baghdad, the U.S. Department of Defense said Friday.

Impeach Demonstration in Northeast LA (tags)

People came from nearby far parts of the county to participate. One organizer counted 28-30 demonstrators. In one case, a passerby stopped and joined in. Several people held an impeach banner, about 12 feet in length, made by local activist Mary Jacobs. Others held custom-made impeach signs.

A Minuteman meets his hour of crisis (tags)

Minuteman Project co-founder Jim Gilchrist is battling three of his board members in court for control of the organization. By Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer March 11, 2007

Everyday Police Intimidation in Long Beach (tags)

Over 10 Long Beach Police Department Officers harass one man who was threatened by another man. Officers search the victim and confiscate his four-inch (legal) knife. This footage documents officers intimidating members of CWLB as they drive slowly in their patrol car and speak through their megaphone.

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

Dec. 8th Long Beach Protest Followup (tags)

After-protest meeting notes about the Dec. 8th Anti-Recruitment and GI Resistance demonstration

12:20 pm - Protest at Long Beach army recruitment center on 6th & Pine now under way. (tags)

12:20 pm - Protest at Long Beach army recruitment center on 6th & Pine now under way. Heavy police deployment. Center appears to be closed.

Dec. 8th Anti-Military Action in Long Beach, CA (tags)

Anti-Military Recruiting Demonstration planned at one of the largest recruiting centers in California. December 8th in Downtown Long Beach, Ca.

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

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

National Day of Action for GI Resistance and Rights (tags)

Military resisters, their families, veterans and concerned community members call for public action Dec. 8-10th!

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.

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

Long Beach Public LIbrary Trashes Collection (tags)

OCT 7 - BREAKING THE PROPAGANDA OF SILENCE: A BENEFIT FOR RAWA (tags)

Protest Iraq war in Hollywood Monday (tags)

Come to the Armed Forces Recuiting Center 10 AM Monday, Sept 25 Hollywood Blvd near La Brea

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

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.

Mentoring Pgm. For Children Of Incarcerated Parents (tags)

Ever thought about becoming a mentor? PATHWAYS mentoring program currently has children, ages 8-12 years old, who are waiting to spend just one hour a week with a mentor!

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.

Local Mentoring Pgm. For Children Of Incarcerated Parents (tags)

Local mentoring program for children of incarcerated parents in need of adult mentors (especially men!)

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.

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.

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.

TAKE BACK THE FARM Actions for this weekend June 23-25 (tags)

TAKE BACK THE FARM Actions for this weekend June 23-25

All the Farm Stories (tags)

This is a collection of all the local newswire stories about the SCF, so far.

COP WATCH REPORT: stand-off with LAPD and Sheriff's on Alameda and 41st (tags)

On the morning of the eviction during rush-hour traffic demonstrators decided to occupy the intersection of 41st and Alameda.

Farmers Blocking street at 41st & Long Beach (tags)

Caller reports A number of Farmers are now sitting down in the street at 41st & Long Beach.

As Immigrants Strike, Truckers Shut Down Nation's Largest Port (tags)

By Chris Kutalik - June 2006

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.

Hoy Atenco, Manana SouthCentral FArm (tags)

!Se ha visto, se ha escuchado: La Otra del Otro Lado ha despegado!!!!!

Medics needed for Encampment at SC Farm (tags)

There are currently no medics at the South Central Farm encampment.

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.

Hundreds Attend Funeral Service for Local Soldier Raymond L. Henry, Killed in Iraq (tags)

A group of nine high school friends and an Anaheim family say farewell to a soldier killed on patrol in Iraq.

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.

Funeral Saturday 5/6/2006 for Anaheim Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

A funeral will be held Saturday for Pfc. Raymond L. Henry of Anaheim, who died in Iraq last week. He was 21.

large pro-immigrant rally in Long Beach (tags)

Militant high school students ignore lockdown order, rally against fascist-like immigration legislation.

Two Farm Stories (tags)

A couple links to important stories.

RECALL ARNIE !!!! - Long Beach Gathering (tags)

You are invited to an informative talk and kick off gathering for the RECALL ARNIE Campaign at California State University of Long Beach.

Help the Gaian Mind represent to the OC Weekly (tags)

-THE-GAIAN-MIND- Eco arts and education center in Long Beach will be featured in the OC Weekly and we're inviting all eco-visionaries to join us at the Gaian Mind this saturday at noon for a photoshoot of tons of peeps representing living the way of earth in/on/around our facility.

JAN 23 : REVOLUTIONARY HIP HOP IN LONG BEACH (tags)

members from colectivo error, skot keltic not, son del centro .. in collaboration for Revolutionary Hip Hop! (see flier)

LONG BEACH COP WATCH HOTLINE # (tags)

Long Beach Cop Watch HOTLINE # 562-252-8501

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".

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

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

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.

-THE-GAIAN-MIND- Gardening Free School (tags)

radical free school gardening parties all day every saturday in long beach with the gaian mind collective and long beach organic

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!)

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Long Beach resident killed in Iraq. Pvt. Ernesto R. Guerra dies in accident; U.S. tally now 1,789 dead.

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.

Help Local Activist: Free Dele Ailemen (tags)

Hate Crimes/Illegal Discrimination Against Homeless at Long Beach "Public" Libra (tags)

Homeless banned from library on flimsy excuses, assaulted by cops if they don't comply. Employees instructed to fawn on business executives.

Local Soldier Dies From Wounds Suffered in Iraq (tags)

Sgt. First Class Randy Duane Collins, 36, died Tuesday at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., according to a statement from the DOD.

Class Matters events in LA (tags)

Please join Betsy Leondar-Wright, author of "Class Matters: Cross-Class Alliance Building for Middle-Class Activists," at one of these LA-area events:

A Short history of riots in Los Angeles (tags)

A Short history of riots in Los Angeles

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Sgt. Anthony J. Davis Jr., 22, was killed Saturday afternoon when a car bomb exploded next to his armored vehicle in Mosul, about 225 miles northwest of Baghdad.

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.

ANTIWAR MARCH! March 19th, High Noon - Hollywood & Vine (tags)

Be there... or be a bush supporter

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:

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.

Governor Arnold on California Nurses: 'I Kick Their Butts Everyday' (tags)

400 RNs from 75 different hospitals across California, in an action sponsored by the California Nurses Association, picketed Governor Arnold today at his Conference on Women in response to his attempt to roll back safe RN staffing ratios and the recent misleading television ads about the issue. After the protests, Schwarzenegger told the audience, "Pay no attention to those voices over there....They're just angry because I kick their butts everyday."

California RNs to Picket Gov. Schwarzenegger at 'Women's Conference' (tags)

Registered nurses and other caregivers represented by the California Nurses Association and SEIU Locals 660 and 121 RN from dozens of hospitals across Southern California will rally against Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger outside his Women's Conference this Tuesday, to protest his attempt to erode a state law that ensures safety protections for hospital patients.

TOMORROW! Cal State L.A. workshop: "Avoiding Dangerous Relationships" (tags)

Can you recognize the danger signs? Do you know how to get out?

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Local student and Army medic, Spc. Edgar P. Daclan Jr., 24, was killed Friday Sept. 10 in Iraq.

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.

Long Beach Municipal Govenment conducts vicious campaign against the homeless (tags)

LB attempts to ban homeless people from city hall, library in attempt to lure yuppies.

[gangbox] TROQUEROS REVOLT.... (tags)

TROQUEROS REVOLT....can the California port truckers wildcat strike lead to the reunionization of the freight industry???

Independent Truckers Strike! (tags)

Independent owner/operators on the West Coast carry their strike through the weekend. Signs of growing solidarity felt in the Oakland area and up and down the Coast.

Update on truckeros strike (tags)

Urgent call for support and people with the capabilities to document what's happening

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

Beware in Long Beach (tags)

Ask a question at City Hall and you may wind up in Guantanimo, especially if you have a dark complexion.

"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.

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.

"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.

Stop Mitsubishi from making our air worse (tags)

Say No to LNG in Long Beach Harbor: Support Clean Energy Now!

Arnold Schwarzenegger does fundraiser for Congressman with former ties to al-Qaeda (tags)

Governor Groper will be in Huntington Beach tommorrow night to do a fundraiser for a Congressman with former ties al-Qaeda. So much for patriotism.

Sonali Kolhatkar on Media Democracy and KPFK elections (tags)

Sonali Kolhatkar talks on "Media Democracy, and the Growing Media Reform Movement", with Potluck & "Meet and Greet" PIRCR Candidates for KPFK's Local Station Board

Long Beach All ages Venue under threat by LBPD (tags)

Long Beach Police AT IT AGAIN!!! (tags)

argh!

Scabs Attack in Long Beach (tags)

When Scabs attack workers.

Orange County's Scariest Cops (tags)

OC Weekly identifies the 31 most evil cops in Orange County

Long Beach Students gather in support of the STRIKE! (tags)

WHEN: This Sunday- at 12 noon WHERE: 2nd Street and PCH in Long Beach.Albertsons/ Hoffs Hut Parking Lot

Grocery Strikers Must Win (tags)

Sherman Austin: Counterpunch Article (tags)

A Strange and Tragic Legal Journey The Case of Sherman Martin Austin By MERLIN CHOWKWANYUN

A Strange and Tragic Legal Journey (tags)

A Strange and Tragic Legal Journey The Case of Sherman Martin Austin By MERLIN CHOWKWANYUN

Koos Art Center Reopens! (tags)

Koos Art Center Reopens

Long Beach City Manager Attacks Union Before Captive Audience of Library Employees (tags)

Long Beach bureaucrats show up at meeting of library employees, tell them they have to rescind small payraise City agreed to in contract because "the people" demand it.

BENEFIT SHOW 4 ANARCHIST ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE THIS SAT SEP 21 (tags)

POWER - People Opposing War, Empires and Rulers http://www.wearepower.org

BENEFIT SHOW FOR ANARCHIST ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE SAT. SEP 21 (tags)

POWER - People Opposing War, Empires and Rulers http://www.wearepower.org

Benefit Show Sat. Sep 21 for Anarchist Anti-War Conference (tags)

POWER - People Opposing War, Empires and Rulers http://www.wearepower.org

PROTEST THE PROMISE KEEPERS! (tags)

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Troop Movements In CA - strikebreakers? (fwd) (tags)

RUMOR that reserves in Western States being called up to break Longshoreman's strike and lock out in Seattle, Oakland, Long Beach and San Diego.

Hassan Hassan Case Dismissed (tags)

The Judge dismissed the Hassan case.

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.

"To Protect and To Serve" (tags)

8/3/02 Protest Police Brutality in Long Beach rally. This collage is dedicated to the fallen and those that lend them voice. Much love and have courage.

demonstration in Long Beach against police brutality and abuse (tags)

Photos from the 8/3 demonstration in Long Beach against police brutality and abuse.

POWER Anti-War meeting Sun. Aug 11 @ 2:00 PM (tags)

http://www.wearepower.org

Mother Carries the Banner of Slain Son (tags)

Saturday, Aug 3rd '02 Long Beach CA. "March and Rally Against Police Brutality", was attended by loved ones, the concerned and a whole lota police.

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 ...

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!

Raise the Fist mysteriously down (tags)

Many people have been calling, talking, and asking questions as of why raisethefist.com is not accessable...

'Dana Pointless' (tags)

Schipske Dubs Opponent 'Dana Pointless' After His Vote on Off-Shore Drilling

Artists wanted for Infoshop Benefit (tags)

Artists and performers wanted for a benefit show for the Long Beach Infoshop.

RTF webmaster (Sherman Austin) stopped/detained by police because of web site (tags)

Sherman Austin (raisethefist.com webmaster) stopped/detained by police while riding his bike....

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' --

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.

Who Will be Kidnapped Next? (tags)

With all the Southern Cali activists arrested lately, some questions come to mind. Who's next? What can we do to stop it?

HIP HOP 4 JUSTICE! JULY 20TH (tags)

HIP HOP 4 JUSTICE! JULY 20TH! AN EVENT TO RAISE AWARENESS AND BUILD SUPPORT!

Long Beach Green Existence! (tags)

Long Beach Green Anarchy!

AUG 3 - MARCH AGAINST POLICE REPRESSION IN LONG BEACH! (tags)

MARCH AGAINST POLICE REPRESSION IN LONG BEACH!

The Russians Are Coming (tags)

The Russians Are Coming

AUDIO CLIP: Argument at City Council between Anarchists and Prosecuter (click to listen) (tags)

Listen to the sound clip at: http://www.raisethefist.com/news/wire/----990537lbcouncilmeeting7402.mp3

Long Beach City Council (tags)

This is a report back from the LB CC meeting, where the city prosecutor made a presentation about the trial of anarchists.

Come to long beach city council tommrow: city council talks about anarchists (tags)

Tommrow at 5pm the long beach city council will have a public agenda item entitled " Update on the prosecution of anarchists" We need to pack the chambers and show resistance to this blatant fascism

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

Labor Rally Thursday (tags)

Rally Thursday noon in Wilmington, CA to show support for the ILWU longshore workers.

Wlimington residents protests against the use of Hydrofluoric Acid at Refinerys (tags)

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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 ..

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