violence

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".

Community Protests Police Violence (tags)

January 12, 2013
POMONA - Between 30 and 50 police accountability activists, many of them friends and family of individuals murdered by various area police agencies, gathered on the busy corner of Holt and Garey to call for justice in the shooting death of Andres Avila, who was killed by Pomona police in October of 2011.

PLP protects and defends rapists (tags)

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

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

Prayers of the People (11-20-11) (tags)

A response to the police action at UC Davis. Published so late because I just discovered this site.

Report From Occupy Riverside Police Raid (tags)

RIVERSIDE (CA) - Sunday, November 6, 2011 - Approximately 25 police in riot gear raided the peaceful encampment of Occupy Riverside yesterday afternoon. They dismantled and confiscated tents to the jeers of the demonstrators.

VIDEO: Occupy Riverside Raid November 6, 2011 (tags)

Video footage of the raid on Occupy Riverside and the subsequent police brutality and arrests.

O22, 2011 National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality March (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, the site of LAPD’s 2007 May Day attack on a peaceful demonstration for immigrant’s rights.

15 Years of Giving Voice to Women and Transgender Prisoners in California (tags)

An interview with Diana Block, Pam Faden, and Dierdre Wilson --three members of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, which is celebrating its 15th year with an event in SF on Friday Oct. 14.

The recent surge in racial violence hits Clovis (tags)

A few weeks ago in Clovis, a young Native American woman was attacked by white supremacists. The police department seems to be doing nothing even though they reportedly have the license place number of the a car used by the attackers, and there has been no media coverage. According to a Department of Justice report (2005), "American Indians are more likely than people of other races to experience violence at the hands of someone of a different race."

Federal indictment says Latino gang Azusa 13 targeted African-Americans (tags)

A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday accuses a Latino street gang in Azusa of trying to push black people out of the city. Authorities say it marks only the second time they?ve used federal civil rights laws against a criminal street gang.

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.

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.

Domestic Violence: A Never Ending Horror Story in Orange County (tags)

Survival is a daily struggle for Orange County domestic violence victims

Horrific Conditions in Los Angeles County Jail (tags)

the same ongoing across America

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.

Orange County Continues to be Domestic Violence Capital of America (tags)

In Orange County battered women have no place to turn. Often their abusers get all the support.

Darryl Gates' real legacy (tags)

A great post at LA Observed by David Cay Johnston about Darryl Gates, megalomaniac police chief who ran a global spy operation on the Left and important people.

Anarcofeminist contingent at March 20 Antiwar March (tags)

Anarcha-La is calling on our anti-authoritarian sisters and brothers to join us on Saturday, March 20th for the anti-war march starting at noon at Hollywood and Vine.

No Safe Escape for Orange County’s Domestic Violence Victims (tags)

In Santa Ana, Mission Viejo and other Orange County Cities, abuse is excusable. Being a Woman is Not.

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

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

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.

PRISON RIOT:VIOLENCE BETWEEN RAZA AND AFRICAN PRISONERS AT CALIFORNIA STATE PRISON (tags)

Statement From The Chicano Mexicano Prison Project

OC Education Not Incarceration Community Forum (tags)

End Criminilization of Youth, of People of Color! Of our communities! En El Condado de la Naranja, and abroad!!! ICE/Migra versus Workers, OC Police abuse, harassment, and Beating and Killing of Mothers, Fathers, youth, Unarmed Residents and Citizens, Cutting Jobs, Education, and Healthcare while Funding More Wars, More Overthrows of Democracies in Mexico and Latin America; More bottomless bailouts for banks, insurances, and war and violence companies, while more people lose healthcare access as their taxes build more Prisons and Prison Healthcare. End Genocide in the hood!!!

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:

Workers fear SEIU’s violent “shock and awe” tactics on Day One of union election (tags)

Workers fear SEIU’s violent “shock and awe” tactics on Day One of union election SEIU has been condemned by the AFL-CIO for using violence against other unions—SEIU Trustee with record of violence tells staff, "We gotta put them in the ground and bury them" Fresno, Calif.—Today is the first day of a highly contested union election for 10,000 homecare workers in Fresno County who are trying to leave the Washington, D.C.-based SEIU, a union that has been condemned by the AFL-CIO for using violence in inter-union conflicts. The stakes have never been higher for SEIU officials, who are desperately trying to stop a movement of nearly 100,000 healthcare workers in California who are organizing to quit SEIU and join the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW).

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (tags)

A private vigil at a SWOP-LA members house to remember and honor the violence that sex workers face every day and to remember the victims who have already fallen.

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.

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.

Peace in the NorthEast Community March and Resource Fair (tags)

Lead by the Churches of NorthEast LA, the NorthEast LA community will march against violence in the streets. The march ends at a Resource Fair. Snacks and bottled water will be served at both the staging area and the Resource Fair. Along with the Resource Fair there will be live and DJ music and a Mini Car Show.

Workshop: It Takes a Village to Rape a Woman (tags)

The Women's Studies Student Association (W.S.S.A.) from Cal State Long Beach will discuss "rape culture," reframe violence against women as a men's issue, and discuss common myths about rape while keeping in mind power, privilege, and oppressions of gender, race, sexuality, class and ability.

Women Say Fund Caregiving Not War & Occupation (tags)

In Los Angeles, for the 9th Global Women’s Strike on International Women’s Day, March 8, women along with men supporters gathered at a town hall meeting entitled ‘Fund Caregiving Not War and Occupation!’ at the Southern California Library in South LA. On and around every March 8 since 2000, women in 60 countries have taken part in the Global Women’s Strike under the theme Invest in Caring not Killing. Women who are working to reclaim the money and other resources for crucial survival needs for themselves and their communities, told their stories and shared their struggles and victories.

Living Peace Symbol in Santa Monica to Celebrate Day of Nonviolence 10/2/07 (tags)

Join us to celebrate the first annual UN designated International Day of Nonviolence. This event will take place this Tuesday, October 2, at 6:30 PM, just North of the Santa Monica Pier, and will involve lighting up the beach with a living peace symbol!

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

group therapy for victims and witnesses of macarthur park police violence (tags)

the lawyers guild has set up services for tues evening 6:30 pm may 29th at 634 spring st. second session saturday june 2 at noon.bilingual services. anyone who witnessed police brutality at macarthur park, or was present and feels the need to discuss fear, nightmares, trauma, physical injuries, etc. please come! i know there were a lot of children there who were very scared and had difficulty reconciling the perpetration of acts of violence and agression with an authority figure they are supposed to respect. please any and all come!

More SOS Violence (tags)

Video of Save Our State members attacking day laborers in Harbor City.

Is the Anarchist Movement Dead? (tags)

Today's LA Times included an article that asserts the anarchist movement in LA is dead. The article also tries to blaim anarchists for the LAPD's violence on May Day.

How to punish police assaults on peaceful marches (tags)

When police assault a peaceful protest like the immigrant march today, stern punishment of their masters is called for. This is simple: small groups get awayor never went, and carry out punitive raids on economic targets.

Violence Against Day Laborers in L.A. (tags)

Sam is kneeing and wearing a Nike shirt. Dennis is standing on the right rear, wearing an Uncle Sam "I Want You" shirt.

Time to plan for the protest when the body count hits 3,000 (tags)

I guess we won't have to wait that long to get to the 3,000 body mark for the big anti-war protest. If this keeps up we could hit the 3,000 mark in a little over a month.

Protest at Columbia University against Gilchrist (tags)

Full statement of those who occupied the stage at Columbia University at a event with Jim Gilchrist on Oct. 4th.

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.

Ceasefire Now! LA Jews for Peace Wed 26th (tags)

Ceasefire Now!  Join LA Jews for Peace Denomstration Wednesday, July 26th

Paid Thug Attacks SCF Supporter (tags)

Horowitz' rent a cop attacks supporter of South Central Farmers.

"WE ARE FARMERS, NOT GARDENERS" (tags)

To say that we are gente de maiz – people of maize -- is to say that we are one: the people, the land and the maize (chile, frijol & nopal, too) are all one.

POLICE VIOLENCE AT FARM: Interview with Sam Sanchez, defender of the farm (tags)

This last Tuesday during the sheriff’s raid on the farm Sam was one of the people who engaged in non-violence resistance in defense of the farm. In this interview Sam describes his ordeal and brutalization by officers of Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department.

Paparian to Schiff: "Support Dept. of Peace Bill" (tags)

Former Pasadena Mayor and Green candidate for Congress Bill Paparian supports HR 3760 to create a Federal Dept. of Peace; incumbent Rep. Adam Schiff has not signed on to the legislation. Will he rise to the challenge and follow Paparian's lead?

Victims and Executioners (tags)

Isn't there some other role aside from these two?

Governor's Claims of Remorse Not Genuine (tags)

The Governor has contributed more to gang violence through his cuts to education and social services than Tookie Williams ever did by co-founding the Crips. It is a travesty that such a flawed person was allowed to sit in judgement of this valued member of our community.

Save "Tookie" Williams (tags)

Stanley "Tookie" Williams should not be executed.

Hey, Joe: An Open Letter to Joe Turner and SOS (tags)

Joe Turner of "Save our State" has a "new" strategy." One that will lead to the same old tragedy, based as it is on the premises of ethnic cleansing and a resort to Storm Trooper style violence. More below.

Protest the Annual World Bank and IMF meetings::Call for Direct Action::Sept. 23-25, 2005 (tags)

Join us and the millions around the world dedicated to a world where development, security, and democracy are no longer tools of rhetoric employed by the World Bank, the IMF, and the U.S. government but are realities in the lives of all. Come to Washington DC September 23-25th for a weekend of spirited action to shake the pillars of empire!

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!

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

PACHANGA meeting (tags)

thursday evening, 7/7:30, central location

Cops needlessly kill tiger (tags)

Cop violence spreads from shooting down people to shooting down animals who pose no threat.

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

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

L.A. Indymedia Plays A Major Role In Underground Film (tags)

No Hollywood Crap. See a really independent film that was made to speak out for peace and justice. Support independent media.

Fight Sexual Violence!!! (UCLA Clothesline Project May 11-13) (tags)

UCLA Clothesline Project presents the display May 11-13 and Take Back the Night rally May 13 on the UCLA campus. Display and rally to fight sexual violence.

Paroled Mexican Woman Fights Deportation (tags)

Copied from AP, about Maria Suarez. Follow the link to support the victim of this brutality.

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!

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.

"Report From Baghdad" Part Four--Women in Iraq (tags)

This is a part four of the six-part series "Report form Baghdad" by Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles Reporter Lee Siu Hin's July 2003 trip to U.S. occupied Iraq, to commemorate 6-months commemoration of U.S. invasion of Iraq (Sep 20), and to understand the future of Iraq. To view the entire series, please visit: http://www.actionla.org/Iraq/IraqReport/index.html

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