All Nighter in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles California (tags)
August 17 was a hot Saturday. North East Radical Neighbors for Peace through Justice (NELA Rad) set up their weekly protest, at Eagle Rock and Colorado Boulevards, at 2pm. They set out their signs, the standards: Pledge of Allegiance to the Earth, Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires, and Peace is not simply the Absence of Violence... to name a few. Smartly, they set up a shade awning, and broke out snacks, water bottles, a table and chairs. While this group usually addresses what they refer to as “Peace through Justice, and all the related issues,” this weekend they were focused on “Global Warming, and all the related issues.”
Shut It Down, Mr. President (tags)
LA rallys to have the Keystone XL cancelled. Photo set two of two
Shut It Down, Mr. President (tags)
LA rallys to have the Keystone XL cancelled Photo set one of two
Anti-Nuclear Peace Marches on March 19 (tags)
On this 8th anniversary of the illegal US invasion and occupation of Iraq in its agenda of blood for oil wars to maximize profits, we are also witnessing another profiteering horror, that of a nuclear holocaust caused by the breakdown of nuclear power in the face of earthquakes and tsunamis. Go to the nearest peace march on March 19 to support solar, wind and tidal power for clean, safe, renewable energy, for an end to blood for oil wars and an end to the whole deadly private profit system.
School closures loom, as California donates its oil and gas to the cash rich oil industry (tags)
California is the only state in the U.S. that donates its oil and natural gas reserves to the private oil and gas industry, untaxed. Were it a nation, it would be the only nation in the world to do so. And it has continued to, even as schools close and the State of California threatens to close its doors.
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.
Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 2 of 2) (tags)
To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (Links to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")
Rally Tonight @ Artivist Film Festival *time sensitive* (tags)
Artivist choose to take money from Petrobras (big oil), this company is destroying the Amazon rainforest for profit. We say no more!
Activists Call Out Auto Industry’s Empty Promises at LA Auto Show (tags)
*Watch this video of RAN and Global Exchange activists asking GM CEO Rick Wagoner to sign a pledge to make his company the most fuel efficient by 2010.
Solid Liberal Opposes 86 and 87? (tags)
Things I learned after exploring who funded a flyer that I received.
Patronizing Citgo Gas Stations (tags)
". . . I was cautious because I knew that Citgo stations in Southern California are often affiliated with 7-11, which recently terminated the affiliation due to Hugo Chavez’s 'controversial' remarks about George Bush, Jr. at the UN. " /". . . Citgo sells motor oil in competition with brands like Pennzoil."
Bikes Not Bombs at the Oct. 5 Rally (tags)
Bring your Bikes to the October 5th World Can't Wait Rally. What better way to demonstrate against the Bush regime's war for oil and against it's deception on climate change and environmental issues, than on a bike?
Chevron Fights Proposition 89 (tags)
Big Oil has begun funding the effort to prevent public financing of political campaigns in California.
LA Based Pandemic Studios Creates Videogame with Venezuela Invasion Theme (tags)
"Mercenaries 2: World in Flames," created by Los Angeles based Pandemic/Bioware Studios, simulates a mercenary invasion of Venezuela in the year 2007. Pandemic is a subcontractor for the US Army and CIA funded Institute for Creative Technologies, which uses Hollywood techniques to mount war simulations in California's high desert in order to conduct military training. "Mercenaries 2: World in Flames" simulates destruction in downtown Caracas, and promises to leave no part of Venezuela untouched.
South Central Farm community model for when Peak Oil hits (tags)
In many ways, I think the community at the South Central Farm was a model of what could be, and what might be when peak oil hits and what should be, so that resources are avaiable to all and no one has to starve.
Journalism 101: LA Times parrots for ExxonMobil/CIA in regards to Bolivia (tags)
The LA Times maintains it's edge as corporate cheerleader.
VIDEO: Protest at Ford Motors' Dealership (tags)
WEST LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2006 - Anti-war and environmental activists joined forces today in a protest that targeted a Ford Motor Dealership in West LA. At issue is Ford Motors’ role in contributing to global warming and the current oil wars in the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere. Uploaded is video from the protest. (Download time 1 to 3 mins. depending on connection, high res compressed, wait for streaming to load, then hit play)
Veggie Oil Car Demo (tags)
Sustainable UCR a coalition of students, faculty and staff at UC Riverside will present a demonstration of cars converted to run on vegetable oil. April 27 1-3 PM UC Riverside Bell Tower Commons.
Petrocollapse and Food Security at the South Central Farm (tags)
Jan Lundberg, oil industry analyst, founder of Auto-Free Times and www.culturechange.org came to Los Angeles last weekend to speak on the issues surrounding peak oil. I attended the Sunday afternoon talk on “Petrocollapse and Food Security”, an appropriate title for the location, the South Central Farm.
No War for Oil - Ride a Bike (tags)
What better way to demonstrate against the Bush regime's war for oil and against it's deception on climate change and environmental issues, than on a bike?
Peak Oil and the South Central Farm (tags)
Jan Lundberg and Tezozomoc join in Defense of the South Central Los Angeles Community Farm
Arctic Wildlife Refuge, Los Angeles and Peak Oil (tags)
What's the connection between the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Los Angeles? The answer is peak oil. President Bush wants to open up ANWR (the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) to oil drilling and it has everything to do with the fact that we are at the global peak in oil extraction. Peak oil is the start of the age of ever declining oil extraction. This is very significant to Los Angeles because it could be argued that Los Angeles is one of the most oil-addicted places on earth - the birthplace of freeway suburbs, and home to thousands of big-box stores which carry products that traveled thousands of miles to reach us. In the article below, Kenneth Deffeyes brings to our attention the fact that the debate over ANWR is missing the big issue, the issue of peak oil. On April 10th in Venice, the Post Carbon Institute presents Options and Actions for a Post Carbon Los Angeles, with local community activists presenting projects addressing these issues.
March 19th Action (tags)
A number of photos from the action against the war in and occupation of Iraq on March 19th in Los Angeles.
April 10th, Options and Actions for a Post Carbon Los Angeles (tags)
Sunday, April 10th, 4 - 8 PM, Venice, CA The Post Carbon Institute will present a screening of The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream as well as a panel of speakers who will discuss the serious issues we will be facing in Los Angeles with the coming global decline in fossil fuel extraction and present local projects which represent a step towards sustainability.
Oil Addicts to march in Doo Dah Parade Nov 21 (tags)
LA Post Carbon will be entering the Doo Dah parade in Pasadena with an entry called "Got Oil?" The entry will include out-of-gassers pushing their car and carrying empty gas cans and the Earth being followed by a doctors with a thermometer and stretcher.
End of Suburbia Screening (tags)
End of Suburbia Screening at Path to Freedom - an Urban Homestead
Silverlake Film Festival screens The END of SUBURBIA (tags)
The END of SUBURBIA is arguably the most important documentary of the decade. If you haven't seen it yet, this is your chance to see it and meet some great speakers on this topic. We are entering a new era in humanity - we are at or just near the global peak in oil production and our modern society is extremely dependant on oil and we are totaly unprepared for the decline in oil production. The END of SUBURBIA is very successful at introducing the topic in an entertaining way. There are many ways we, as a community, can respond, but first we must educate ourselves and understand the crisis. The guests at these events include Julian Darley (author of High Noon for Natural Gas and founder of The Post Carbon Institute and Global Public Media), Michael Ruppert (a Los Angeles local who founded www.fromthewilderness.com and is very active in the 9/11 truth movement and educating people about peak oil) , Gregory Greene (The END of SUBURBIA director), Joan Stevens (LA Permaculture Guild leader) and Lara Morrison (LA Eco-Village leader).
Petrol consumption rate y dams deplete future (tags)
Fast rate of petroleum consumption leads to peak oil, dams on Rio colorado prevent formation of crude oil in the future..
The End Of Suburbia - Pasadena Screening (tags)
June 23, 2004 The End of Suburbia producer Barry Silverthorn and event organizer Eric Einem from the Post Carbon Institute screened the oil depletion documentary at Throop Memorial Church in Pasadena. The following group discussion lasted for several hours.
END of SUBURBIA Producer Coming to Los Angeles June 21-23 (tags)
"Peak Oil is the story of the decade, and virtually no one was talking about it...I instantly recognized an opportunity to present some very complicated ideas in a very visual way that most of us could relate to" - Barry Silverthorn
"A Shadow on the Land" (tags)
LOS ANGELES, May 24, 2004 (www.columnleft.com) -- They've brought America to its knees. They're a ruthless band of fundamentalist religious fanatics that respect no international laws and seem destined to cause only death, misery, and destruction.
End of Suburbia (tags)
You are invited to a screening of The End of Suburbia Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream
"End of Suburbia" is Now Available - A documentary on the subject of oil depleti (tags)
"THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream" has just been released on DVD and will be screened at locations in Los Angeles. Anyone interested in hosting a public screening please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hydrogen HUMvee Highway 2 martial law (tags)
Arnold's recent visit 2 UC Davis heralded his hydrogen highway HUMvee plan 4 CA. The water needed 4 the hydrogen fuel cells no doubt diverted from the local rivers?
biodiesel collectivo vs. Greyhound monopoly (tags)
biodiesel bus collectivo transports people around the west 101 without depending on Iraq petroleum monopoly Greyhound
The unspoken reasons why Bush and the U.S. Congress intend to legalize illegal aliens (tags)
Economic slavery never ends
Transesterification Can Be Fun: Biodiesel in LA (tags)
What fuel is clean-burning, renewable, grown in the US, and brewed in back yards across the country? What fuel makes the murder of Iraqi children, the destruction of the arctic wilderness, and global warming obsolete? It’s called biodiesel and it’s arrived in Los Angeles.
biodiesel collectivo bus (tags)
biodiesel collectivo available anywhere, lugar es your choice..
Ford: Holding America Hostage to Oil (tags)
Environmental and Human Rights Activists Scale Downtown Skyscraper and Release Giant Banner to Protest US Oil Addiction
biodiesel collectivo (tags)
transportation without petroleum is possibile when we support biodiesel collectivo for transportation, growing our own hemp and converting leftover plant oil into biodiesel..
"Report From Baghdad" Part Three--Life in Iraq (tags)
This is a part three 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
'Dana Pointless' (tags)
Schipske Dubs Opponent 'Dana Pointless' After His Vote on Off-Shore Drilling