on friday

ZOA's LA Chairman Endorses Terrorism (tags)

On Friday, July 19, John Kerry announced the resumption of direct Israeli-Palestinian talks.The next day, the LA director of the Zionist Organization of America, Steven Goldberg, posted an announcement of a talk on "Why Israel and the Jewish People Need Another Kahane Now".

ArtNight Pasadena: Bicycle Ride (tags)

On Friday, March 8th, join CICLE and ArtNight and embrace the evening by bicycle and explore Pasadena’s vast collection of art galleries and museums, all open and free to the public.

ArtNight Pasadena: Bicycle Ride (tags)

On Friday, March 8th, join CICLE and ArtNight Pasadena and embrace the evening by bicycle and explore Pasadena’s vast collection of art galleries and museums, all open and free to the public.

Inglewood Indie Paper Threatened Physically (tags)

The Morningside Park Chronicile, a small community paper in a neighborhood of Inglewood, has been threatened and the publisher says someone broke into her home.

Retenes 4-6/jan/2013 (tags)

No vienen tantos en este fin de semana pero sí hay algunos, con cuidado.

There aren't that many this weekend, but there are some, so be careful.

Retenes del fin de semana / Weekend checkpoints (30/nov-1/dic/2012) (tags)

Ya vienen las navidades, y por consecuente, más represión. Póngase lista, raza.

The holidays are coming, and so is more repression. People get ready.

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.

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.

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

Retenes pa'l Año Nuevo / New Year's Checkpoints (tags)

En el Estado de California una nueva ley entrará en vigor a partir del primero de enero que limitará el periodo de decomiso de un carro a un día en lugar de 30 días. Este cambio representa un logro para ustedes, las personas que día por día han luchado en contra de esta injusticia. Aplaudámosnos, seguro, pero sin descansar porque aún continúan otras injusticias que hay que detener para crear un mundo mejor.

In the State of California, a neew law will take effect beginning January 1 that will limit the length of a car's impoundment to one day, down from 30 days. This change marks a gain for you, the people who, day by day, have struggled against this injustice. Let's pat ourselves on the back, certainly, but without taking a break because other injustices continue to occur that we must halt if we're to create a better world.

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

Live Reporting from the Wisconsin Protests (tags)

Madison, Wisconsin IMC is offline right now- however there are other NONCORPORATE places to go for breaking news from Wisconsin-

Labor Day checkpoints / Retenes del Puente del Día de Trabajo (3-10/sep/2010) (tags)

Continúa sin interrupción el "Año del Retén." Sigue la lista de retenes anunciados por la prensa corporativa para este fin de semana y más adelante. Hay utilizar máxima precaución al salir manejando en estos fines de semana que comprenden días feriados como el Día del Trabajo. La policía muchas veces recibe financiamiento que proviene directamente de la gente más humilde que es negada el derecho de trasladarse en auto. Además, hay estafadores que prometen anunciar retenes pero resulta que cobran para bastante para el servicio. (Véase este artículo de una periodista del estado de Pennsylvania.) Siempre vale más contar con sus propios camaradas de sus comunidades.

The "Year of the Checkpoint" continues relentlessly. This weekend's list of media-announced checkpoints follows. Maximum precaution is recommended for those who drive, particularly on holiday weekends. Law enformcement agencies often receive monies that come directly from the poorest, who in many states are denied the right of automobility. Moreover, there are schemers who promise to alert immigrants and civil liberties defenders about checkpoints, who later reveal that they charge high rates for the service. (See this article by a Pennsylvania journalist.) It is always better to count on your own comrades from your communities.

Retenes este fin de semana / This weekend's checkpoints (27-29/aug/2010) (tags)

This is not a complete list. Please be careful out there!

Esta no es una lista completa. ¡Favor de tener mucho cuidado!

Retenes este fin de semana / Checkpoints this weekend (20-21/aug/2010) (tags)

¡Saludos pueblo! Lxs voluntarixs de Checkpoint response piden disculpas que no hemos podido publicar listas de retenes en estas últimas semanas. Nos ha faltado un poco la mano de obra. Si usted ve que esta es una labor útil y necesaria y tiene tiempo disponible (cerca de dos horas semanales), su asesoría podría ayudar a muchos individuos cuyo derecho de trasladarse automovilísticamente es negado por las leyees injustas de muchos estados a lo largo y ancho de los EE.UU. Favor de comunicarse con nosotros al correo electrónico noretenes@gmail.com. En cambio, les traemos una buena noticia: Activistas de la ciudad de Baldwin Park han logrado detener la práctica del decomiso de vehículos en retenes en su comunidad. ¡Bravo y falicidades!

Greetings! The volunteers of Checkpoint response beg your pardon that we have not been able to publish checkpoint lists these last weeks. We have been a bit short-handed. If you see this as a valuable and necessary effort, and you have time available (about two hours weekly), your help can make sure this information reaches many individuals whose right to freedom of mobility is limited by unjust laws in many of the states throughout the country. Contact us at noretenes@gmail.com. On the bright side, activists in the city of Baldwin Park have managed to halt the practice of car impoundment at checkpoints in their community. Congratulations!

Statement on Johannes Mehserle Verdict (tags)

Statement on the verdict for Johannes Mehserle, who shot Oscar Grant in the back. Mehserle was the first law enforcement officer in the state of California to be charged with murder in the line of duty. On Friday, July 9, 2010, Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

Court Quashes Search Warrant, Orders UCPD To Return Indybay Journalist’s News Photographs (tags)

For Immediate Release June 21, 2010 Contact: David Greene, Geoffrey King, First Amendment Project 510.208.7744

Retenes / Checkpoints este weekend (18-19/jun/2010) (tags)

What is Checkpoint response? Checkpoint response is a network of volunteers who spread information about where and when checkpoints are to take place through e-mail, social networking, and text messages. When possible, we also warn the drivers in our communities through standing protests on the affected streets at a distance of a block from the checkpoint. If you would like to report a checkpoint announced in your local press or that you've seen in your community, or if you would like to receive text alerts, please email noretenes@gmail.com.

¿Qué es Checkpoint response? Checkpoint response es una red de volutarios y voluntarias que se dedican a la difusión de información sobre dónde y cuándo se efectúan retenes policiales a través de correo electrónico, redes sociales, y mensajes de texto. Cuando nos sea posible, también avisamos a los conductores de nuestras comunidades con plantones en la calle afectada a la distancia de una cuadra del retén. Si usted quiere reportar un retén anunciado en su prensa local o que haya visto en su comunidad, o si quiere recibir alertas por texto, favor de enviar un email a noretenes@gmail.com.

Retenes / Checkpoints este weekend (10-12/jun/2010) (tags)

Take this list and send it to your friends, post it on your local indymedia site, craiglist, or whatever site is popular in your area, post it to your facebook, take the information and send out text messages to all your friends and all the people in your church.

Mande esta lista a sus amigos, cópiala a tu sitio local de indymedia o craigslist, o el sitio que sea popular en su área, tome la información y envía mensajes de texto a sus amistades y a todos y todas de su iglesia.

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

Muchos retenes. Contáctanos a través del email noretenes@gmail.com

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)

Transgender Memorial Dedication - Nov. 20 (tags)

On Friday, Nov. 20, commencing at 6 p.m., the West Hollywood City Council and honored guests – including Chaz Bono – will unveil the first Transgender Memorial Plaque, commemorating those who have been murdered due to anti-transgender violence and hatred.

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.

HIV Protesters Take The Streets in Hollywood (tags)

Protesters in Hollywood Demonstrate Against Schwarzenegger's Proposed HIV Service Cuts Which Many Believe to Be a Death Sentence.

San Diego Hosts Meeting on Same-Sex Marriage Equality (tags)

The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center hosted a town-hall meeting April 2 to discuss the future of marriage equality in the wake of the upcoming California Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in the state. Speakers included Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, other professionals and grass-roots activists like Fernando Lopez, whose group is organizing people to go talk to individuals one-on-one to make them aware of how Queer people suffer from not having access to civil marriage.

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.

ICE/Migra on High School campus in LA!! PROTEST!! (tags)

ICE is staking out SCHOOLS.

High Turnout for "Red Hill" Screening (tags)

"Echo Park became known as Red Hill (as well as Red Gulch, Mt. Moscow, and Lenin’s Hill) in the 1940s because of the large concentration of activists, including communists."

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

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.

South Central Farmers: “Back in Action” (tags)

A well-attended vigil was held (the first of several) to draw attention to Councilperson Jan Perry and her role in the mass-destruction of plant life and eviction of farmers.

Visiting the SCF: Report Back (tags)

Impressions from my second visit to the farm (I'm from Sonoma County)

Black Brown Unity - Press Conferences (tags)

“Don’t just boycott – Shut it Down!”

Protest Bush In So. Cal. this weekend (tags)

Two independent sources confirm Bush trip to California this week.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

The crumpled wreckage of a U.S. military OH-58D Kiowa helicopter lies on its side, Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, in Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. The reconnaissance helicopter went down in the afternoon Friday, killing its two pilots. Military officials say that there were indications the crash was due to hostile ground fire. (AP Photo/Nick Wadhams)

Protest Merger of Costa Mesa PD and DHS TODAY (tags)

please see below

March/Protest Against Costa Mesa's Decision to Deputize Police Officers (tags)

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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

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

Robert Scheer Fired from LA Times (tags)

Who ever thinks the corporate media is liberal is really stupid.

Local Sailor Killed in Iraq (tags)

A corpsman with a Marine patrol, Baez was killed by small- arms fire, said Navy spokeswoman on Friday. He had served 10 years in the Navy after serving four years in the Marine Corps.

Court Solidarity Needed for O22 Protestor in OC (tags)

Court solidarity requested-read below for more information

Santa Monica Critical Mass (tags)

The Santa Monica Critical Mass ride takes place on the 1st Friday of every month. There are three meeting points. Bicycle riders meet in Westwood and Venice Beach at 6 PM then those two groups ride to the main meeting point in Santa Monica, next to the pier, where they merge with others bicycle riders to form one group. On Friday, May 6th, 47 riders got together to ride the streets of Santa Monica and Venice.

Show your solidarity with protestor arrested by Santa Ana Police on October 22nd! (tags)

The case, People of California v. Naui Huitzilopochtli, is currently scheduled to go to trial on the morning of Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-47, Central Justice Center, 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, California. As many people as possible are being encouraged to attend this trial.

Arrest of O22 protester by Santa Ana Police being challenged as unconstitutional (tags)

The case, People of California v. Naui Huitzilopochtli (No. A61170), is currently scheduled to go to trial on the morning of Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-47, Orange County Superior Court, 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, California. As many people as possible are being encouraged to attend this trial.

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.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Flintridge Prep standout dies in Iraq. J.P. Blecksmith, 24, '99 graduate of Flintridge Preparatory School, was part of U.S. military campaign in Fallouja.

Two Marine Corps Buddies Inseparable in Life, Death (tags)

Jeremiah A. Baro, and Jared P. Hubbard were best buddies and died together in Iraq.

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

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

Community action from ECO Maya (tags)

Celebrating our culture and protecting our Mother Earth, Connecting the Environment, Culture and Heritage

Workshop about FBI harassment! In LA. (tags)

Don't be caught off guard! Stop FBI harassment!

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