Family of David Martinez Speak Out Against Police Brutality (tags)
On Saturday, March 30th at noon, community members and the family of David Martinez will gather at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Echo Park Avenue to hold a press conference and vigil to speak out against the shooting of Martinez by Rampart Area Patrol Officers.
CNN, Do You See Us Now? (tags)
Protest and educational outreach continues in Canada, the U.S., and other countries concerning pending bills and projects that would be a major assault both on indigenous people and the environment. In Canada, Bill C-45 would unilaterally alter treaties with First Nations people, drastically effect lands and waterways on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border, and reduce jobs for all Canadians. In the U.S., the proposed XL pipeline would have devastating effects on aquifers and wetlands if there was ever a leak. The Indigenous movement, Idle No More, now several months old, has been ignored by the mainstream media.
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.
Eric Garcetti Allows Destruction of 40 Protected Trees (tags)
Over the strong objection of constituents, Eric Garcetti (district 13) approved a rezoning of land, part of a wildlife corridor in Echo Park-Elysian Park, from three to 15 houses and gave developers special permission to cut down 40 protected trees. Garcetti's environmental legacy also includes siding with developer Ralph Horowitz and Councilwoman Jan Perry regarding the South Central Farm. Twenty years ago, another pro-development Councilmember, Michael Woo, ran for Mayor--as Garcetti is now doing--but was opposed by a formidable group called Citizens for Anyone but Woo. Hopefully 2012/2013 will see Anyone but Garcetti.
Schiff Happens (tags)
Report back on a monthly vigil that occurs outside the Pasadena office of Congressman Adam Schiff.
Leaflets and Truncheons at Riverside May Day rally (tags)
Report from Riverside, California, by Kevin Akin, Riverside County Chair of the Peace and Freedom Party.
Riverside Celebrates May Day, Police Violence Mars Protest (tags)
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
RIVERSIDE (CA) - Several hundred people participated in a series of actions marking International Worker's Day in Southern California's Inland Empire. The day featured an Occupy bank protest, an immigrant rights march and rally, and a food and clothing giveaway hosted by an autonomous grouping. The day of community empowerment was temporarily disrupted, however, when police violently targeted students and arrested them.
May 1 Calendar of Events in LA (tags)
Copied from the Occupy LA list.
Inland Empire General Strike! (tags)
Inland Empire General Strike!
Occupy Riverside, in cooperation with our friends and allies, is working to make May 1 a day of community empowerment in which individuals disengage from the institutions and practices that oppress us, and engage in activities that foster community and humanity.
We are starting with 5 days of "Spring training" to gear up for the big day!
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.
Occupy LA defies eviction order (tags)
Sunday, November 27-Monday, November 28, 2011
LOS ANGELES - Following Mayor Villaraigosa's eviction notice to the occupants of Solidarity Park, formerly known as City Hall Park, we received the call to support Occupy LA in case the eviction were actually carried forth.
Occupy LA camp cleared, crew clearing out items (tags)
Crews in white jump suits have entered the park. Arrests of occupiers complete, no count reported yet. Perimeter still enforced.
POLICE HAVE ENTERED THE PARK (tags)
100's of police have come out of city hall doors and into the park
The Deadline Passes at Occupy LA (tags)
The police adhered to their statement that Solidarity Park would not be raided before sunrise. Although, they made their presence known via noisy helicopters overhead shinning lights down on us. (For some photographers, this extra light was helpful.)
7:00 am Monday Morning: Occupiers Still Hold the Park (tags)
Monday 7:00 am - Occupiers still hold the park. Many have cleared out, but hundreds still remain.
Some Occupiers Moving into Park Trees (tags)
Caller reports some people are climbing into the trees in advance of possible police raid.
Tierra y Libertad: Occupy Los Angeles, Day 57 (tags)
November 26th marked the 57th day of Occupy Los Angeles, which is the largest standing Occupy encampment in the nation. The occupation is located at Solidarity Park (formerly known as City Hall Park) in downtown Los Angeles.
Occupy LA Braces for Police Raid this Sunday at Midnight (tags)
LOS ANGELES, November 25, 2011 – The Mayor announced this afternoon that he is ordering the closure of Solidarity Park (formerly known as City Hall Park). Standing with police chief Beck the mayor said that closure of the park would begin at one minute past midnight this Sunday night.
BREAKING: Mayor Sets Deadline for Occupy LA, 12:01am Monday 28th (tags)
LOS ANGELES, November 25, 2011 – Standing with the chief of police, the mayor announced today at 4:30pm that the police will beginning clearing and closing Solidarity Park at 12:01 am this Monday 11-28-11.
BREAKING: Occupy LA holding plaza Lawn at BofA (tags)
3:15 pm - Caller from the scene estimates 25 tents set up on the lawn. Well over 150 holding the lawn, with close 200 in the plaza area.
Protect Plummer Park Protest Rally (tags)
Join residents, community members and their supporters to protest the City of West Hollywood's $41 Million renovation of historic, neighborhood, Plummer Park
Urgent Message from Occupy Coachella Valley (tags)
reposted from facebook
SCF to Occupy LA City Hall (tags)
Farmers Join with Central–Alameda Residents and OccupyLA To Halt Sale of Last Piece of Urban Farm
Occupy San Diego Draws Thousands Downtown Oct. 15 (tags)
Despite attacks by police wielding pepper spray and Mace, confiscation of their possession and a series of threats to evict them forcibly from the Civic Center Plaza, over 1,000 members and supporters of Occupy San Diego reclaimed their downtown space October 15. The day was busy, including three marches and two rallies as well as Occupy San Diego's usual open discussion about its goals.
Some Thoughts on Last Night's Occupy L.A. General Assembly (tags)
Reposted from facebook
Occupy L.A.- UPDATED LEGAL INFO (tags)
OCCUPY L.A. UPDATED LEGAL INFO. If you are coming to Occupy LA for a few hours, a few days, or the duration, know these things first. Please also see the other post about Donating to Occupy LA.
OCCUPY L.A. - Legal Info for Los Angeles protest at City Hall (tags)
OCCUPY L.A. - Legal Info for Los Angeles protest at City Hall, October 1. L.A. Municipal Code pertinent parts in everyday language.
Tomorrow: Echo Park Moms 4 Education on KPFK 90.7 FM (tags)
Echo Park Moms 4 Education activists to appear on John Cromshow's "Politics or Pedagogy" show on KPFK 90.7 FM on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 8 PM, discussing education issues relevant to our community.
Fullerton-7/12; Council Re-Vote on Chevron Development (tags)
Coyote Hills is the last remaining wilderness region between La Habra and Fullerton in the surrounding suburban sprawl of northern Orange County is threatened with development. Please visit Fullerton City Council and speak up for saving the last few open spaces before they are forever lost to development!
Retenes 4 de julio 2011 / July 4 weekend checkpoints (tags)
Cada 4 de julio, cuando el gringo celebra su conquista de estas tierras, tambi?n tiene su manera de recordarnos quien no somos "americanos": pobres, migrantes, latinxs, afroamericanxs, descapacitadxs, j?venes, la comunidad LGBT. Una de sus t?cticas es el ret?n, una violaci?n del derecho individual, y que tiene como finalidad el objetivo de encajarle a uno en una categor?a. Sigamos resistiendo.
Every July 4, the descendents of the settlers who appropriated these lands and the oppressed they have assimilated celebrate that conquest. They always seem to set up checkpoints around this time, too, as if to remind us who is not "American": the poor, the migrant, the latino/a, the African-American, the disabled, the young, the LGBT community. This violation of basic dignity, like all forms of conquest, is an attempt to place people into a category and, if possible, commodify them. Keep up the resistance.
The Automobile Club of Southern California also is offering its free "Tipsy Tow" service from 6 p.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday. People who have been drinking can get a free one-way tow and ride home for up to 7 miles by calling 800-400-4AAA.
LAUSD's Deasy Disrespects Echo Park Moms 4 Education, but the struggle continues (tags)
Please join Echo Park Moms 4 Education in the fight to keep the Advisory Vote, the only democratic portion of LAUSD's deceptively named Public School Choice motion which gives away public schools.
The importance of this Tuesday's runoff election for school board (tags)
Tuesday's election will determine whether we have a school board member who listens to our community and parents or one beholden to the deep pocketed corporate charter school sector. If you live in LAUSD District 5, your vote matters.
Echo Park Moms leading the way. Demand your right to vote! No more LAUSD privatization wit (tags)
Echo Park Moms 4 Education lead the struggle to save the public advisory vote, the only democratic portion of LAUSD's deceptively named Public School Choice motion which gives away public schools.
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
RAC-LA May Day 2011-Calling All RAC-LA Supporters (tags)
Comrades, May Day 2011 will mark the 4th anniversary of the Police Riot in MacArthur park wherein the LAPD assaulted our people petitioning for our human rights.
Controversy Comes to Villa Park (tags)
Protesters demonstrate against Anti-Muslim statements made by Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly.
Voters chose public school Echo Park Community plan over CNCA corporate charter school by (tags)
Parent continue to organize in support of the public school plan in hopes that LAUSD will consider the wishes of the community over the deep pocked interests of CNCA.
Chicano Arts Pioneer Takes On Globalization and War (tags)
Pioneering Chicano artist Malaquias Montoya was present at the creation of the Chicano rights movement in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, being one of the organizers of the Mexican American Liberation Arts Front (MALAF) who helped create the images of that movement. But he’s also involved with current social and political controversies. In his show “Globalization and War: The Aftermath,” through March 4 at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park, he takes on Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib, the U.S. government’s rationalization of torture (“softening them up for interrogation”), the growing gap between rich and poor in the U.S. and throughout the world, and other progressive themes in a bold, assertive and often brutal style derived from 20th century New York artist Ben Shahn and the Mexican muralists Orozco and Siquieros.
Get out the Public School Vote for CRES 14 during this week's PSC 2.0 Advisory! (tags)
Support Public Schools! Vote for the Local District 4 and Echo Park Community Partners Design Team Plan for CRES 14 during this week's PSC 2.0 Advisory!
LA COUNTY PARKS AND LAPD ALLOW BIG, GAY, ECOSEXUAL ART-WEDDING IN FARNSWORTH PARK TO GO ON (tags)
Altadena attempts to cancel the wedding of Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens
9:55 pm - Rampart Firing Rubber Bullets! (tags)
John Pedro Morales ATTN: If you are near Pico/Union, LAPD is firing tear gas and rubber bullets at the community protesting the senseless killing of Guatemalan immigrant worker.
MacArthur Pk Protest 7:00 pm (tags)
Reports from the park on Facebook
Dangerous conditions at Kaiser Baldwin Park reported to Dept. of Health, OSHA, JCAHO (tags)
Despite 2003 shooting, management refuses to take basic steps to protect employees from outsider who threatened their lives
The Lotus Festival Minus the Fireworks. And the Lotus (tags)
If you want an example on how the City and the Mayor of Los Angeles treats the Asian Americans just look at the Lotus Festival last July 10-11, 2010 in Echo Park. The Lotus Festival is taunted to be the Los Angeles’ annual tribute to cross-cultural Asian heritage. This year it reemerged in Echo Park this weekend after a one-year hiatus but still without one significant participant — the lotuses. What Kind of Tribute? The 32-year-old festival has grown over the years from a modest one-day event to a weekend-long extravaganza that has attracted as many as 150,000 people. This year, organizers said they expected roughly 30,000 visitors. Formerly the City of Los Angeles is responsible for the Festival started by API non-profits. But last year it was canceled. They say due to lack of funds and the city's budget problems. But the question asked is that why did the city did not cancel the CInco De Mayo or the Broadway Festival? IS there money for Latinos but not for Asians.?
Protest/Boycott AZ Diamondbacks at Dodgers Stadium (tags)
Protest the Arizona DBacks st Dodgers Stadium Monday May 31st 4-7pm Meet under THIS IS MY TOWN billboards short march up Elysian Park Ave Press Conference 5pm
Injured Downey Workers Blast Lichter-Workers Memorial Day April 29, 2010 in L.A.-Downey (tags)
Injured workers, their families and health and safety advocates participated and spoke at a Workers Memorial Day event at the Independence Park in Downey California. The park is located next to the privatized superfund toxic dump site run by IRG owner and developer Stuart Lichter.
“Earth Day at the Park” on April 22 at Carson’s Dolphin Park (tags)
The Environmental Justice Network of Southern California (EJNSC) will hold their Annual Earth Day celebration on April 22, 2010 from 3;30 PM to 6;30 at the Carson Dolphin Park at 21205 Water St. Carson, CA 90745 The “Earth Day At The Park” celebration has been an annual event of the Environmental Justice Network of Southern California (EJNSC). It consists of other environmental justice organizations, community members, professionals, ethnic organizations, faith-based groups, and youth clubs, established by People’s CORE in the South Bay in 2003. Some goals of the Earth celebrations is to educate community members on ways to be more environmentally friendly and promote environmental justice advocacy.
Take Public Transit to the Anti-Nazi Rally (tags)
Don't even bother trying to park down there.
San Patrick's Day Weekend Checkpoints / Retenes del fin de semana de San Patricio (12-19/m (tags)
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, comments, or to volunteer.
Mande correo electrónico a email@example.com con preguntas, comentarios, o para prestarse como voluntario/a.
Anarchists to Hold Bookfair, Disseminate Radical Literature (tags)
Public is invited for workshops, performances, experiments in non-oppressive relations.
Mega Projects in LA- Gentrification Amidst Crisis and Poverty (tags)
While the US economy is in the doldrums, gentrification marches on in LA with five huge developments projects to open in early 2010. The five mega projects n downtown LA are the following: 1) The $ 900 million 54-story Convention Center Hotel at LA to open Feb 15. It has tower of 878 room at JW Marriot and 123 at Ritz –Carlton condos. It is located at LA Live campus where the Staples Center I located. 2) the $ 168 million University Gateway of USC 3) Beautiful Music Concerto in South park 3) the $125 M Medallion at Main and 4th Street and 5) the $ 145 M California Science Park I Exposition Park.
Google/Paypal Owners Building "Green" Electric Car On Downey Toxic Dump Site?1/9 (tags)
Google owners Larry Page and Sergey Brin and former Paypal owner Elon Musk who is now CEO of Telsa Motors Inc. are planning to possibly build a "green" electric car on the highly toxic dump site in Downey owned by toxic site developer Stuart Licther. Lichter recently lost a SLAPP suit when he tried to shut up injured workers and worker advocates.
THE RACIST GENTRIFICATION OF OUR CITIES (tags)
“Why don’t we just get nooses for everyone of those lowlifes and hang them from a tree? They’re used to that kind of treatment anyway!” read the message on an email sent to upscale co-op residents of a redevelopment project smack right in the middle of a Harlem neighborhood last October. The anonymous post which originated from one of the units within the co-op added: “I hope you all agree that the best thing that has happened to Harlem is gentrification. Let’s get rid of these ‘people’ and improve the neighborhood once and for all.”
protest: Stop Police Brutality (tags)
4th Annual October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police, 2009 at Leimert Park in Los Angeles
5:00 pm, O-22 – 100+ Rally at Anti Police State Protest in Leimert Park (tags)
Los Angeles, 5:00pm, October 22, 2009 - About 100 people are holding a rally at Leimert Park against police brutality.
Rally Against Hate in Riverside (tags)
Rally against Hate in Riverside Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10 am at Indiana and Madison in Casa Blanca, Riverside.
Checkpoint tonight in Echo Park / Retén esta noche en Echo Park (tags)
Checkpoint tonight (Friday 2/oct) in Echo Park / Retén esta noche (viernes 2/oct) en Echo Park
Police checkpoints this weekend / Retenes policiales este fin de semana (tags)
The police continue to militarize our communities by blocking the roads, stealing the cars of immigrants who are unable to obtain licenses. Our rights, such as the right to freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, the right to know about checkpoints beforehand, and others, continue to be rolled back.
" DUI checkpoint" Monterery Park Fri 8/21/09 (tags)
" DUI checkpoint" Monterery Park Fri 8/21/09. stay tuned for exact location (pending)
PAPEL's First Day of Summer School (tags)
As we begin to embark on our first day of PAPEL's Summer Program, I am reminded of the words by Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." And indeed, with the help of a few, but with a army of volunteers, we have. Si Se Pudo!
Los Angeles Hondurans Demonstrate for Zelaya Return, Condemn Killings by Military. (tags)
LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2009 –Local Hondurans are gathering at Mac Arthur Park in the heart of Los Angeles’ Central American immigrant community to protest the Military’s killing of protesters at the Tegucigalpa airport and to demand his return to office.
Despite police abuse, mobile home park community pursues redress (tags)
In response to an explosive-ridden seige of their community, residents of the Woodlawn Mobile Home Park attended the Pomona City Council meeting on Monday, June 15. During the public comment period, one by one, approximately thirty residents, representing adults, the elderly, and children, explained what happened to them. Some became so emotionally overwhelmed that they were unable to continue.
Pomona police department uses explosive devices in raid on mobile home park (tags)
On the evening of Thursday, June 11, four cars containing two officers each cars from the Pomona Police Department entered the Woodland Mobile Home Park, a 33-space residential park at 1096 Mission Boulevard.
More Highland Park Community Garden (tags)
Grand Opening of Milagro Allegro Community Garden in Highland Park Long-Vacant Yard Transformed into Urban Farm, Art and Education Center HIGHLAND PARK (Los Angeles)-
Grand Opening of Community Garden in Highland Park (tags)
Highland Park celebrates the Opening Ceremony of the Milagro Allegro Community Garden.
Brown Beret Demonstration in "Rivercide" (tags)
this is footage of the demonstration and march, from Bobby Bonds Park to downtown Riverside, held on Saturday, Jan. 31st, 2009, by the fthe Brown Berets de Aztlan. It's approximately 45 minutes long, and may have some extraneous footage at the end that needs to be cropped.
Justice for Annette García: Community responds to police murder of activist mother (tags)
RIVERSIDE, California - January 29, 2009 The Brown Berets of Aztlán led a march from the César Chávez Community Center at the Bobby Bonds Park to the Riverside Sheriff's Department, where they held a candlelight vigil and demonstration.
EPCC POINTS OF UNITY (tags)
We, the organizations and groups of youth, women, community, seniors and veterans of different ethnicities comprising the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Central Los Angeles are united as one in the following points of unity. As the new president assumes power on January 20, 2009 and will embark on a new direction for our nation, we in the EPCC unite with the rest of the nation in doing the best we can to improve our conditions and livelihood for the next four years..
ANTI WAR PEACE ADVOCATES MARCH A MLK DAY in LA (tags)
Marching at the largest Martin Luther King Jr Day-the 24th year commemoration last January 19, 2009 from Western to Leimert Park, hundreds of peace activist and anti-war advocates marched with thousands of people chanting: “ MONEY FOR JOBS AND EDUCATION. NOT FOR WAR AND OCCUPATION!” The more than 200 protestors marched under the lead banner of the Topanga Peace Alliance and Veterans for Peace and led by the Cuahtemoc Azteca Dancers banging their drums. They marched together with more than 400 different delegations, floats and marching bands representing all shades and political color all over Southern California marched past the mains stage located at Crenshaw Blvd.
Capture the Flag! Pico Rivera! (tags)
Capture the Flag! Pico Rivera! Saturday Nights - 10 PM - Rivera Park
election night obama party crenshaw / leimert park (tags)
spontaneous celebration spills into streets- crenshaw & leimert park, video:
Filipino Cultural Show in Glendale, Dec.13 (tags)
-The Echo park Community Coalition (EPCC) announces that the Filipino Cultural Group, will present SAYAW, SIGLA.SAYA SA PASKO- A “Filipino Cultural Show” on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA 91209. This early Christmas present is a fund raiser for some constructions and renovation at the St.Columban Filipino Parish in Historic Filipinotown. This historic landmark for Filipino-American history was built in 1965 and after more than 43 years needs much needed renovations.
1:35pm East LA No 8 March has started (tags)
March has stepped off from Lincoln Park Rally and is headed Downtown to Olveria Street.
Anti-Proposition 8 Protests in San Diego (tags)
The statewide wave of protests against the passage of anti-Queer, anti-marriage, anti-family Proposition 8 hit San Diego November 7 and 8 with a nighttime rally in Balboa Park November 7 and a march from Hillcrest to North Park, through San Diego's most Queer neighborhoods, the next day.
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.
San Diego Queer Democrats Endorse Beach Booze Ban (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club voted September 25 to endorse Proposition 4 on the November 4 ballot in the city of San Diego, which would make the temporary ban on alcohol consumption at city beaches permanent. Opponents have argued that the ban is an attack on individual freedom, but the club rejected that argument and instead supported beach-area residents who say the ban has improved their quality of life.
RAC = Fascistas (tags)
Those who may choose to work with the RAC in L.A. shoudl be warned, especially if you are female, that members of this organizacion have violently verbally attacked a female member of the of the activist community in l.a.
Echo Park Lotus Festival 2008, without the Lotus (tags)
The 31st annual Asian Lotus Festival in Echo Park was held without the Lotus last July 11 to 13, 2008. As early as May, people started to notice that the usual lotus bed in the Echo Park Lake was absent from its bed. By June, the city authorities started to worry about the absence of the Lotus flower. And when the Lotus festival was held last July 11-13, 2008 ,the festival has must go on, like how show business does.
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.
Baldwin Park and its Agents of Gentrification, Mayor Lozano and Lover Sergio Corona (tags)
Baldinwin Park and its Agents of Gentrification. Mayor Lozano and his "Lover" Sergio Corona on the edge gentrifying and taking 125 Acres of Land for their sponsor, Bisno Developer.
LA Indymedia Film Night Report Back (tags)
ECHO PARK, May 16, 2008 – The LA Indymedia screening of the film Bastards of the Party at Café Mariposa in Echo Park was by all accounts a success.
This Friday 5pm Echo Park Vigil - No Justice No Peace (tags)
Meet at the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Echo Park Ave for a two hours peace vigil Afterwards meet at Café Mariposa 1/2 block East of Echo Park Ave for the LA-IMC film night.
30,000 IMMIGRANTS/ WORKERS MARCH-RALLY ON MAY 1st IN LA (tags)
For the third year in a row. more or less 30,000 marchers from three major groups- the MIWON, March 25 Coalition and the April 7th Coalition for Full Immigrants Rights in Los Angeles and demand full rights and legalization for immigrants. A stop on ICE raids and deportations and to commemorate International Workers Day. The media called it “a combination of a holiday parade and party celebrations” Different media outlets and the LAPD have different estimates like a conservative estimate from as low as 7,000 from KCRW and as high as 30,000 from NPR radio. In Los Angeles, California, shouting: MAKIBAKA, HUWAG MATAKOT, LEGALISAYON, NGAYON and ANG TAO, ANG BAYAN NGAYON AY LUMALABAN. the newly formed Filipino American For Immigration Reform (FAIR) with the Pilipino Workers Center marched from Historic Filipinotown to Macarthur Park and joined 15,00 strong MIWON contingent that marched from Macarthur Park to downtown Broadway.
Workers/Immigrants March Rally in LA on May 1 (tags)
—For the third year in a row. more or less than 30,000 marchers from three major groups- the MIWON, March 25 Coalition and the April 7th Coalition for Full Immigrants Rights in Los Angeles and demand full rights and legalization for immigrants and to commemorate International Workers Day. The media called it “a combination of a holiday parade and party celebrations” Different media outlets have different estimates like a conservative estimate from as low as 7,000 from KCRW and as high as 30,000 from NPR radio. In Los Angeles, California the newly formed Filipino American For Immigration Reform (FAIR) with the Pilipino Workers Center marched from Historic Filipinotown to Macarthur Park and joined 15,000 strong MIWON contingent that marched from Macarthur Park to downtown Broadway.
MARCH AND RALLY FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! (tags)
MARCH AND RALLY FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! This Thursday is the May 1st International Workers' March! March with the Pilipino Contingent! Wear your Pilipino clothes and/or wear RED! TIME: Meet us at 12:00pm -1:00 PM sharp this Thursday, May 1
Report Back From Tacoma Anti-ICE March (tags)
A synopsis from an anarchist
May 1 US-WIDE MASS Actions (tags)
The Coalition in Defense of Immigrants Rights (CDIR) –USA and the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) announced today that mass actions for May 1 will be held in major U.S. cities to commemorate International Workers Day and demand full rights and legalization for immigrants. In major cities like Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, New York and Chicago, Filipino Americans are joining up with their Latino immigrant allies to protest ICE raids and anti-immigrant bashing. They will also demand legalization and full rights for all immigrants. Joint MIWON/March 25th and April 7 Coalition March/Rally In Los Angeles, California the newly formed Filipino American For Immigration Reform (FAIR) with the Pilipino Workers Center will march form PWC in 153 Glendale, Historic Filipnotown to Macarthur Park and join the MIWON Contingent that will march form Macarthur Park to downtown Broadway.
KPFK: Minutemen in the House (tags)
KPFK's General Manager Search Committee turned into a farce when 2 staff members, later to join the search committee, put the station at risk of a lawsuit to spread the word that they wouldn't have another Black woman and one who supports immigrants for their general manager.
Easter Day Vigil in Highland Park (tags)
"Resurrect peace," "resurrect justice," "resurrect the planet."
Orange County: Candlelight Vigil Marking 4,000th Death (tags)
Highland Park Protests U.S. Aggression in Iraq on Five-Year Anniversary (tags)
On the five-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the corner of York and Figueroa was crowded with demonstrators (at one point, 45 people were counted).
NEW YORK TO LA: THE FIGHT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION (tags)
NEW YORK TO LA: THE FIGHT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION Anti-Gentrification Events Throughout LA 3/3-3/9/08
Property Owners protest Eminent Domain - To Burn City Eviction Notices (tags)
Property Owners protest Eminent Domain - To Burn City Eviction Notices Baldwin Park, CA – While city council members publicly claimed for weeks that there were no immediate plans to seize over 500 homes and businesses by eminent domain to benefit the wealthy and politically connected Bisno Development Company, over the Christmas Holiday over 100 of the 500 threatened property owners received notices from the city informing them that they stand to lose their homes and jobs by eminent domain. The city has also been criticized for sending English only letters to Spanish speaking property owners.
Buy Nothing Day: Decentralized Actions Citywide Today (tags)
Events are planned citywide at various locations, including but not limited to:
BALDWIN PARK HOMEOWNERS TO PROTEST STEALTH OUTREACH EFFORTS TO GAIN SUPPORT FROM LOCAL COM (tags)
Home and Business Owners to protest at wine tasting event hosted by Century City based Bisno Development. Residents are concerned by the public comments made by Councilwoman Marlen Garcia who stated at the Council meeting of September 19, 2007, that anyone who was not in agreement could “go to TJ (Tijuana).” Councilman Anthony Bejarano, when asked at the same meeting where the current occupants of the area would go, he replied “they can go to East Los Angeles."
[Gentrification] Baldwin Park Homeowners and Residents to Protest Bisno Developer (tags)
[Gentrification] Bisno Developer offers ‘Last Supper’ to Baldwin Park Homeowners and Senior Citizens on plans to use eminent domain to take their homes. Councilwoman Marlen Garcia stated at a the Council meeting of September 19, 2007 that anyone who was not in agreement could go to TJ (Tijuana). Councilman Anthony Bejarano at the same meeting when asked were will the current occupants of the area would go? Bejarano stated “they can go to East Los Angeles”. At the September 19, 2007 meeting Councilman Bejarano stated that the police department was a luxury.
Baldwin Park Citizens Against Eminent Domain Protest at BP City Hall (tags)
Homeowners and Business owners have united against the proposed demolition of 125 acres which will make way for a mixed use development proposed by Century City based Bisno Development. Mayor Lozano has stated that they do not have a plan for the proposed project and that the development may take up to 15+years. City records indicate the contrary, in a letter dated January 5, 2007 Bisno Development cites “the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association initiative” as a threat and urges the city to move quickly. Councilwoman Marlen Garcia stated at a the Council meeting of September 19, 2007 that anyone who was not in agreement could go to TJ (Tijuana). Councilman Anthony Bejarano at the same meeting when asked were will the current occupants of the area would go? Bejarano stated “they can go to East Los Angeles”.
Hidden Oasis Threatened by Development (tags)
A wildlife corridor in Echo Park is threatened by development. On Wednesday, November 14th, there will be a public hearing at City Hall concerning the developer's request for “a Small Lot Subdivision - from 3 into 16 lots and a zone change from R1 to RD6 rezoning.” It will take place in room 1020 at 10:30am. The issue will also be addressed at the Greater Echo Park Neighborhood Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 13th, 7pm at Logan Street School (1711 West Montana).
2:00 pm Anti-police brutality rally at Parker Center going on now (tags)
1:50 pm Anti-police brutality rally at Parker Center going on now. March to Mac Arthur Park set to start at 2:00 pm. Caller estimates 200 people there now.
kpfk local station board elections (tags)
i'm running for local station board. & looking for your support!
Oct 22 Stop Police Brutality Protest to March to MacArthur Park this Year (tags)
So that the victims of police violence against the peaceful demonstration on May Day of this year are not forgotten the October 22 march to stop police brutality will march to MacArthur Park this year.
As Blackwater Comes Under Fire in Iraq, So-Cal Turns Up Heat to Stop Blackwater West (tags)
As US Congress and Iraqi government officials probe recent killings of civilians by the notorious private contractors in Baghdad, local opponents to the expansion of Blackwater USA will stage a major rally and encampment at the gates of the proposed “Blackwater West” site in Potrero, a tiny town in east San Diego county on Saturday, October 6th - Sunday, October, 7th. The event will happen just days after Blackwater founder Erik Prince is scheduled to testify before the US Congress.
FREE The Jena 6 Rally TODAY 4pm-7pm in Leimert Park (tags)
FREE The Jena 6 Rally TODAY Thursday 09.20.07 4pm-7pm in Leimert Park (Crenshaw/43rd St .) Los Angeles, CA 90008
The Roving Counter Demonstrator Strikes Again! (tags)
"This was his first visit to Highland Park, and he must have gotten wind that we were planning to observe Hiroshima and Nagasaki days as he brought signs supporting the use of nuclear weapons: one praised the Enola Gay for its involvement in nuking Japan, another thanked General Leslie R. Groves for overseeing the Manhattan Project."
celebrate & build on leimert park victory! (tags)
ted hayes has return permit behind reparations activist john peoples to reassemble the forces of obfuscation. drive the nail in the coffin!
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."
10:15 am LAPD conducting evacuation drill of close to 400 homes near Griffith Park. (tags)
10:15 am LAPD conducting evacuation drill of close to 400 homes near Griffith Park.
Hayes/Minuteman Rally Is A Flop (tags)
Rally permit expired. Infighting among Minutemen. Ego battles take place for control. Rally is abandoned by Minutemen as Hayes and four others are arrested.
5:30pm Minutemen march permit holder, Ted Hayes, arrested (tags)
Caller reports minuteman, Ted Hayes has been arrested for crossing a police line. Another MM was also arrested with Hayes. (Caller speculated that Hayes seemed to want to get arrested perhaps for publicity and possibly to sue the city.)
2:25 PM - About 100 counters Blocking MinuteKlan entrance to Lemerit Park Now (tags)
2:25 PM - About 100 counters Blocking MinuteKlan entrance to Lemerit Park Now
mayday macarthur park screenshots (tags)
Screenshots from video of police brutality in Macarthur Park on Mayday
celebrate juneteenth! stop hate march in leimert park! (tags)
keep the racist minuteklan off crenshaw & out of leimert park! 11am, saturday 6/23
Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Mobilizes for June 24 Full Rights for All Immigrants (tags)
The AJLPP and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council will mobilize upcoming June 24 Immigrant Rights March-Rally in Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles. The June 24th Hollywood march-rally will also demand a stop to the increase on exorbitant fees on citizenship and other documents for immigrants to be implemented by the DHS this July 30, 2007. The proposed compromise bill on “Border Protection and Immigration Bill” also known as the “grand bargain” supported by the White House fell flat last week and was rejected by the conservatives in the Senate. The debate on the bill was not stopped by a narrow margin during the senate voting.
Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Mobilizes for June 24 Full Rights for All Immigrants (tags)
he Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council will mobilize upcoming June 24 Immigrant Rights March-Rally in Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles. The June 24th Hollywood march-rally will also demand a stop to the increase on exorbitant fees on citizenship and other documents for immigrants to be implemented by the DHS this July 30, 2007. The proposed compromise bill on “Border Protection and Immigration Bill” also known as the “grand bargain” supported by the White House fell flat last week and was rejected by the conservatives in the Senate. The debate on the bill was not stopped by a narrow margin during the senate voting.
Gentrification or Development? (tags)
New infrastructure projects from both the public and the private sectors is prepping up Historic Filipinotown district. City Council President and Council 13 District Member Eric Garcetti made the announcements during the get-together breakfast meeting ?held at Remy’s on Temple Art Gallery last May 25. But still EPCC want to see more affordable and low-cost housing in central Los Angeles that will help the newly arrived immigrants and the low-paid workers living in Echo Park area.”?
stop minuteklan rally in leimert park (tags)
death to the klan!
The Road To MacArthur Park: May Day 2007 (tags)
A documentary on the macarthur park incident. Very interesting to say the least.
open meeting to stop ted hayes leimert park minuteklan rally (tags)
we are calling open meeting to determine community response to this professional backwardness.
Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Supports Immigrant Rights Campaign (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council held its annual meeting last May 30 held at the Manila Terrace Social Hall, 2328 W. Temple St, Los Angeles and unanimously passed a resolution that will commit the EPCC to support the current immigrant rights campaign of the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) and the April 7th Coalition, The EPCC decided to mobilize for the upcoming June 24 March and Rally in Los Angeles to demand for full rights for all immigrants. The April 7 Coalition including Latino Movement USA, Herman dad Mexican National, the ANSWER Coalition is leading this march rally on Sunday, June 24 at 12:00 noon at Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood.
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!
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE SPECIAL TASK FORCE (tags)
An open letter with some thoughts on what the City Council's Special Task Force should consider.
stop ted hayes minuteman rally! (tags)
leimert park (crenshaw/43rd) noon, saturday 6/23
May Day 2007 @ MacArthur Park Before Police Moved in (tags)
Pictures from the Peaceful May 1st 2007 gathering at MacArthur Park taken an hour PRIOR to the Riot Police moving in.
Photos: Activists Confront Bratton-retaking MacArthur Park, May 17 (tags)
Activists Confront Bratton-retaking MacArthur Park, May 17, 2007
Thousands Marched and Rallied to Take Back Macarthur Park (tags)
More than 25,000 immigrants and their advocates marched Thursday to take back Macarthur Park after more than two weeks of meetings, hearings, plannings and filing of class action suits against the LAPD. But the supposed to be an indignation rally against the ALPD was turned into a call for legalization for the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants. This came at the heels at the US Senate coming into a compromise for a supposed to be a “comprehensive immigration reform bill that will provide for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the United States.
25,000 March /Rally Renews Call for Immigrant rights: more than 20,000 Took Back Macarthur (tags)
[Editors' note: this article includes several uncited quotations from today's LA Times article "Park rally renews call for rights." In addition, the claim of 20-25,000 people seems to us to be (unfortunately) wishful thinking. We note that the rally at the church was confined by police to one full city block, and the number of people assembled in the Park before the march arrived was a similar number. We ask all contributors to LA Indymedia to please clearly indicate any and all quotes from other sources, and be realistic in your crowd estimates. Thank you.]
Immigrants and their advocated returned to the streets for the first time since May Day with Latino elected officials in tow, escorted by the LAPD who piggy backed for “public relations” during the march/rally to erase police brutality. More than 25,000 immigrant rights activists marched Thursday to Macarthur Park to again call for a path to citizenship for the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants. The Filipino contingent led by the Pilipino Workers Center and the AJLPP attended by scores of youth activists was very prominent in the march waving Filipino flags and charting MAKIBAKA, HUWAG MATAKOT! . Waving Mexican, Salvadorian, Honduran, Filipino and American flags and signs reading "No to Deportation," and calling for genuine legalization, about 25,000 marchers gathered about 6 p.m. for a brief rally in front of Immanuel Presbyterian Church on Wilshire Boulevard before heading to the park several blocks away.
Photos from May17 in MacArthur Park (tags)
Photos from May 17 March and Rally at MacArthur Park
YJC Audio from macarthur park may 17th (tags)
Youth Justice Coalition and QTeam speak at the Macarthur Park rally against police brutality, for immigrant rights, on May 17th 2007.
7:45 pm - Caller from park reports that the park is packed with people (tags)
7:45 pm - Caller from park reports that the park is packed with people. Mayor and City Councilpersons have spoke on stage calling for complete investigation into what happened on May 1st.
7:00 pm Take Back the Park Protest: 2,000 there now. (tags)
Caller from the church estimates 2,000 people assembled there now. March is set to start soon.
Mayor, Nunez To Join Tonight's Rally: Bratton Plans to Attend (tags)
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez are among those expected to join immigrant-rights activists Thursday for a march and rally to denounce the actions of Los Angeles riot police at a May Day rally at MacArthur Park. Police Chief William Bratton, who will be at the LAPD's assembly area at today's rally, according to his office, told KPCC-FM on Wednesday that Deputy Chief Cayler "Lee" Carter, the ranking officer who was in MacArthur Park during the May 1 melee has decided to retire rather than continue on home duty pending an investigation.
Antonio Villaraigosa and Fabian Núñez at Back to the Park on Thursday??? (tags)
Read Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Speaker Fabian Núñez and radio host El Piolin are billed as participants in a Thursday procession and candlelight vigil for immigration reform at MacArthur Park. If this true..count me out!
l.a. city news service wire betrays lapd/miwon lie (tags)
city news service wire announcement of council task force public hearing yesterday still contains original lapd version "demonstrators responded by throwing..."
Class Action Lawsuit Filed For May Day Rally (tags)
The National Lawyers Guild, along with attorneys from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles yesterday on behalf of the community groups who organized a May Day immigrants rights rally at MacArthur Park in the city’s heavily Latino immigrant community.
COMMUNITY GROUPS CONFRONT LAPD AND CHIEF BRATTON ABOUT MAY DAY POLICE RIOT (tags)
“If the LAPD acts like this in broad daylight in front of cameras, what do they do at night?”
Eye Witness Reports: May Day 2007 Los Angeles Police Attack at the MacArthur Park (tags)
If you are immigrant rights organization or media would talk to them, please contact us: (213)403-0131 or e-mail: info@ImmigrantSolidarity.org
AJLPP CONDEMNS POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST IMMIGRANTS (tags)
The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP)- National Executive Board vehemently condemns the unprovoked massive police attack by the LAPD/SWAT against the May 1.70,000 immigrants march-rally in Macarthur Park, Los Angeles last night at around 5;30 PM The reactionary forces trying to discourage immigrant rights mobilization that ran to tens of thousands, used 20-30 motorcycled cops to commence fascist attacks on the unsuspecting crowds at the corner of Westlake and Wilshire and at the Alvarado-Wilshire intersection. The police motorcycles ran through the Cuahatemoc dancers hitting even children and senior dancers of the Danza Azteca. This type of dispersal attack was used in Oakland demonstration in 200
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
Fox TV Camerawoman Filing Claims Against LAPD (tags)
Fox TV Camerawoman Patti Ballaz Will Hold Press Conference Tomorrow at 10 AM to Announce Filing of a Claim against the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Police Department for Injuries Sustained at MacArthur Park Immigration Rights Rally
Fósforo plays 'Guerra' at MacArthur Park as police riot against immigrant families (tags)
Los Angeles, Mayday 2007. After a day of peaceful marches for immigrant rights, thousands of people celebrate international workers' day in MacArthur Park. Kids run around, people eat ice cream and hot dogs, there's music and dance. The band Fósforo plays the song 'Guerra,' and are suddenly cut off as the LAPD brutally attack the crowd.
MP3 audio: Interview with an eyewitness to police attack on May Day. (tags)
This audio was recorded in an almost completely empty MacArthur Park at about 8:30 pm, May 1, 2007. Max Heath, a student from Belmont High tells of what he saw when police attacked.
Thousands March In A Day Without Latinos (tags)
Update: Thousands March In A Day Without Latinos
Candidate Alexander: LAPD Assaults May Day Supporters (tags)
Los Angeles police officers brutally assaulted peaceful marchers and supporters at a rally in Los Angeles creating outrage and anger from millions nationwide. Many of the people that were present in the park were mother, children and babies. The cops were seen beating many with sticks on television; people and children that were offering no resistance. Also there were members of the press that were brutally assaulted.
Police Attack Peaceful May Day Rally (tags)
LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2007 – A massive police attack on a peaceful rally in MacArthur Park brought a violent end to yesterday’s May Day celebrations.
AJLPP CONDEMNS POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST IMMIGRANTS: (tags)
The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP)-Southern California vehemently condemns the unprovoked massive police attack by the LAPD/SWAT against the May 1.70,000 immigrants march-rally in Macarthur Park, Los Angeles last night at around 5;30 PM The reactionary forces trying to discourage immigrant rights mobilization that ran to tens of thousands, used 20-30 motorcycled cops to commence fascist attacks on the unsuspecting crowds at the corner of Westlake and Wilshire and at the Alvarado-Wilshire intersection. The police motorcycles ran through the Cuahatemoc dancers hitting even children and senior dancers of the Danza Azteca. This type of dispersal attack was used in Oakland demonstration in 2003.
Police Terror in the Park (tags)
The police shoot and tear gas families celebrating immigrants and May Day
Cops Terrorize May Day Protestors (tags)
[ Screen capture from T52 Telemundo broadcast, showing LAPD Riot cops pointing shotguns at protestors during May Day protest ]
Police Assault on Today's Immigrant Rights Demonstration (tags)
Police made a completely unprovoked attack on demonstrators at the tail end of today's immigrant rights demonstration in MacArthur Park (Video and still images).
LAPD attack thousands of peaceful protestors at Immigrant Rights Rally! (tags)
Immigrant Rights rally at McCarthur Park near downtown LA turns ugly as an LAPD SWAT team attack peaceful protestors gathered for an immigrant rights rally.
5/1: NISN Statement on LAPD Attacks May Day Immigrant Marchers, TAKE ACTION! (tags)
NISN Statement on LAPD Brutally Attacks May Day Immigrant Marchers at McArthur Park
LAPD ATTACK PEACEFULL MAY DAY CROWD WITH RUBBER BULLETS AND TEARGAS (tags)
It looked like the cops were just running unnecessary drills; scare tactics to freak people out and intimidate them, but it wasn’t really working.
Thousands March In A Day Without Latinos (tags)
Story on "Thousands March In A Day Without Latinos"
Media of Police Gearing up at MacArthur Park (tags)
Media of the "cops" gearing up to assault at MacArthur Park
5:45 - Westlake (tags)
"Resurrect Peace" Demonstration in Highland Park (Report + Photos) (tags)
Altogether, at least 12 activists were involved in demonstrating and/or bringing food. Five to seven homeless people ate with us.
JFAV Commemorates Bataan Day, April 9, 2007 in Los Angeles (tags)
In a rare show of unity and justice for the Filipino community, The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), the regional alliance in the West Coast of Filipino veterans, student, youth and community advocates together with the Filipino Veterans Foundation commemorated the 65th Bataan Day yesterday, April 9, 2007 with simple commemorative rites at the memorial monument at the Lake Street Park Memorial Monument at 227 Park View St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 Philippine Ambassador to the United States, Willy Gaa; Consul Helen Barber of Los Angeles: Alberto Alpasan ,Babes Navarra and Jay Vargas of the Veterans Administration(VA); Council Member Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles graced the April 9 event. Filipino Veterans Foundation by Dra. Jenny Batongmalaque led the commemorative rites. More than 150 Filipino World War II veterans, their widows and families, relatives and veterans advocates attended the four-hour event.
JFAV Bataan Day Commemoration, April 9, 2007 in Los Angeles (tags)
Remember Bataan!” This was the battle cry of American soldiers during the Second World War. The battle cry was a call to avenge the American defeat and the Death March that the Japanese Imperial Army perpetrated against American and Filipino Forces that surrendered in Bataan on April 9, 1942. Today, after 65 years, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), the regional alliance in the West Coast of Filipino veterans, student, youth and community advocates announced that they will commemorate the 65th Bataan Day on April 9, 2007 at 9:00 A.M with simple commemorative rites that will highlighted by the blessing of the memorial monument and wreath laying at the Lake Street Park Memorial Monument at 227 Park View St. Los Angeles, CA 90026.
The Highland Park Vigil Marks Four Years (tags)
"Besides protesting U.S. imperialism and reminding people about global warming, participants also brought food, which was given to the local homeless."
Update on the Southwest Museum (report and photos) (tags)
Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition recently presented three alternative plans for preserving the facility as a complete museum with additional uses. The Autry National Center, which owns the property, wants to change its use to a cultural center and scale down the exhibition of the Southwest Museum Collection to just a fraction of space, with much of the collection relocated to a yet-to-be-built building in Griffith Park. Among the new features proposed by the Coalition are a scenic restaurant that is being likened to Castaways in Burbank, expanded parking, new space for exhibition of the collection, and a cultural and education center. Council person Huizar said he would oppose Autry’s plan to downsize the original museum.
Dec. 8th Long Beach Protest Followup (tags)
After-protest meeting notes about the Dec. 8th Anti-Recruitment and GI Resistance demonstration
Services Held for Local Marine, Mario D. Gonzalez , Slain While on Iraq Duty (tags)
Family, friends, and fellow Marines honored a hero Saturday with applause and a standing ovation. Services were held for Mario "Danny" Gonzalez, 21, of La Puente at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Baldwin Park. The Marine lance corporal was killed Nov. 14 when a roadside bomb exploded near his convoy vehicle in the Anbar province of Iraq. Copyright © 2006 Pasadena Star-News
Oaxaca Solidarity Demonstrations in the US on Thursday, November 2nd (tags)
"The only thing worth globalizing is dissent." - Arundhati Roy
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Mexican Consulates in the U.S. & Canada
Call to Action Across the US Against Mexican Consulates
Oaxaca Solidarity Demonstrations in the US on Wednesday, November 1st (tags)
"The EZLN makes a call to the Other Campaign in México and to the north of the Río Grande so that this 1st of November of 2006 there are mobilizations wherever possible, and that streets, highways, tollbooths, bus stations, airports and all types of means of communications are closed entirely, partially or intermittently, be these closures real or symbolic."
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EZLN Call for November 1st Actions and Solidarity with Oaxaca
Mexican Consulates in the U.S. & Canada
Call to Action Across the US Against Mexican Consulates
Oaxaca: Press Conference, Monday in LA (tags)
Stop the killing and repression against teachers and the people of Oaxaca!! Press Conference: Monday, October 30, 2006, 12:00 PM In front the Mexican Consulate (Park View & 6th Street, Los Angeles)
Life Can Be So Car Free (tags)
This year Los Angelinos will have the opportunity to celebrate World Car-Free Day by coming to our fabooolous event. Bands, film, bike rides, walk-about, and bring a picnic and see an awesome sunset over the LA skyline
Wilmington Says No to Minuteman Invasion (tags)
A handful of minutemen attempted to invade and disrupt the annual Union Labor Day picnic but are led out by union workers and police.
Saturday, 12:50 pm - Chicano Moratorium March now at Salazar Park (tags)
Caller reports march peaceful and now at park
Valley Park, PA enacts Joe Turner's/SOS law (tags)
Valley Park, Pensylvannia follows lead on illegal alien law; same law close to passage in several California cities
Save Our State to return to Baldwin Park (tags)
In a secret "behind the scenes" meeting SOS staff decide it's time to revisit Baldwin Park
MinuteKKKlan having BBQ for Costa Mesa Mayor (tags)
Members of the MinuteKKKlan Project are having a BBQ this Sunday for Allan Mansoor, the neo-Nazi loving Mayor of Costa Mesa!
Villaraigosa's Greening of Los Angeles (tags)
My Vision for LA (Excerpted from Antonio 2005 website position statements) Los Angeles has always been a city of big dreams and bold possibilities. The men and women who helped build a dusty, desert town into our great city were never satisfied with the status quo. They understood that progress depends on people who see what can be rather than what merely is -- and who are willing to work to make it happen.
Public Forum on the Southwest Museum (article and transcript) (tags)
On July 1st, The Southwest Museum closed. The Autry National Center, which owns it, claims the future of the museum is secure, while Friends of the Southwest Museum is concerned about the lack of a concrete plan and whether or not relocating parts of the museum to Griffith Park is necessarily the best scenario. The lack of a tangible plan as well as a claimed scarcity of public input has fueled suspicion by the Coalition as to the owner’s true motive.
Police violence in Macarthur Park (tags)
Video shows police attacking peaceful protestors.
Police State and Rebellion after March (tags)
Report back from Police State and Rebellion in Mc Arthur Park after Rally.
1886 The Haymarket Riot (tags)
Source: John J. Flinn. "History of the Chicago Police from the Settlement of Community to the Present Time" Chicago, Police Book Fund, 1887. Municipal Reference Collection, Chicago Public Library. "The police followed the retreating anarchists and sent deadly volleys into their midst (p.319)"
March from Historic Filipinotown (Beverly-Temple Corridor) Los Angeles to Macarthur Park ( (tags)
March from Historic Filipinotown (Beverly-Temple Corridor) Los Angeles to Macarthur Park (7th/Wilshire St.) on May 1 We, in the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) and People’s CORE call on all immigrant rights advocates, all immigrants and everyone who loves freedom to go all out for the May 1 Great American Boycott – A Day Without ImmigrantsLet us march together From Historic Filipinotown to Macarthur Park on Monday, May 1 at 2:00 PM
MMP diablolic plans at Leimert Park (tags)
Minuteman Caravan to Kick-Off in Downtown Los Angeles, L.A. rally to highlight job losses in African-American Community
L.A. Organizers Denounce Black Minuteman (tags)
Wave Newspapers, News Report, Gene Johnson Jr., Apr 27, 2006
From save our state site (tags)
Black workers march at 1pm at Leimert Park
In the Spirit of Zapata (tags)
The call for justice and human dignity rang out through East LA as hundred of marchers took to the streets to evoke the spirit of liberator and revolutionary Emiliano Zapata and to honor the EZLN, today's Zapatistas.
April 10 National Day of Action & Rally for Immigrant Rights! (tags)
Recognizing that the USA is a nation of immigrants, join the April 10 in a massive rally!
Silver Lake / Echo Park Area Students Join Nation Wide March. (tags)
March 27th Greater Los Angeles 9a.m.
High and middle school kids take on Washington in the struggle for immigrant rights. Overcoming school lock-ins an estimated one hundred fifty students travel down Sunset Blvd to later rally with 35,000 downtown.
Orange County Anti-war Demo (tags)
On March 18th, protesters gathered at Hart Park in Orange County to demand the Bush administration bring the troops home from Iraq.
VIDEO: 241 Mile Peace March in LA (tags)
LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2006 – The 241 mile march for peace stopped in MacArthur Park this Saturday to pay the respects to the Eye’s Wide Open exhibit set up in the park. The American Friends Service Committee installed a display of 240 pairs of combat boots, each pair representing soldiers from California that have died in Iraq. Also in the display were children’s shoes for the Iraqi civilians that have lost their lives as well.
Actress/Mode/Activistl Mamie Van Doren @ OC Bring Our Troops Home Rally, 3/18/06 (tags)
HART PARK, ORANGE BRING OUR TROOPS HOME NOW! Rally Saturday, March 18, 2005 12:00-4:00 p.m. (rain or shine!)
IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS FORUM !!! (tags)
Immigrants rights forums
Plan to Restore Streetcars in Angelino Heights (tags)
"More than 27 other cities across our country have installed similar trolley lines. It's about time that Los Angeles catches up." -- Bruce Lash, president Angelino Heights Trolley Line, Inc.
MLK Parade 2006 in LA (tags)
It’s sad to see this year again that the parade was more a market place for corporations, and a hunting ground for the military, craving for young people to enlist, than a truth commemoration for the achievement of the greatest leader in U.S. history.
Services Set For Local Guard Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
Friends, family and guests will share memories of Army Spc. Marcelino R. Corniel in an informal setting between 5 and 9 p.m. Friday in the Church of the Heritage, Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Covina. Graveside services are set for 9 a.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn, 21300 Via Verde Drive, Covina, CA. 91724. For information, call (800) 204-3131.
Vigil going on right now in Leimert Park. (tags)
Vigil in Leimert Park starting now
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
Peace Walk with Thich Nhat Hanh - Part 2 (tags)
Buddhist monks and nuns, progressive left and religious peace organizations and other seekers after knowledge met yesterday in MacArthur Park for a meditation with Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh that was intended to create a peaceful state that will eventually translate into an end to war.
Peace Walk with Thich Nhat Hanh - Part 1 (tags)
Buddhist monks and nuns, progressive left and religious peace organizations and other seekers after knowledge met yesterday in MacArthur Park for a meditation with Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh that was intended to create a peaceful state that will eventually translate into an end to war.
SAT. 10/8: Cindy Sheehan Joins Renowned Peacemaker Thich Nhat Hanh for LA Peace Walk (tags)
Cindy Sheehan Joins Renowned Vietnamese Peacemaker Thich Nhat Hanh for a Silent Peace Walk to Promote Healing in US on Saturday, October 8th at 10AM at McArthur Park
Anti-War Demo to the Happiest Place on Earth: It's A Small World After All! 9/24/05 (tags)
SCAF with IWW and the Harbor Truckers March on Labor Day (tags)
Families with happy faces are bathing in a sea of american flags, proudly holding their union's banner and some signs, most of them telling us "Teachers are the real action heroes" and "Nurses are the real action heroes" (we loved these signs!).
It's A Small World After All! Peace March to Disneyland! 9/24/05 (tags)
SOS to Return to Baldwin Park (tags)
Save Our State is planning to return to Baldwin Park for a third anti-immigrant demonstration. They are in the planning stages right now and are discussing which date would work best.
SOS, a front group for the openly racist National Vanguard, to hold Laguna rally (tags)
Joe Turner, founder of Save Our State (SOS), a front group for the openly racist National Vanguard, plans to hold a rally at the day laborer center in Laguna Beach on Saturday, July 30. Come to Laguna Beach and watch top leaders of SOS stand in solidarity against the "brown problem" with members of the National Vanguard, just like they did in Baldwin Park. Make sure you take plenty of photographs of the SOS rally, because many members of that group are linked to the National Vanguard , the Ku Klux Klan, and other white power groups. Below is picture taken in Baldwin Park last month showing Frank Jorge, a close friend of Turner, shouting into a bullhorn, while Robert Floyd, a National Vanguard member wearing a black shirt, stands guard "protecting the white race."
White Supremists Claim Victory (tags)
"Save Our State" a.k.a. "Minutemen" a.k.a. "National Vanguard" a.k.a. Whatever they're calling themselves this time around... Whatever they call themselves, they all claim victory after having their frocking clocks cleaned by anti-hate communities where ever the white supremist scumbags show their white racist faces.
The Real Joe Turner (tags)
Joe Turner has a violent past.
SOS Plans Return to Baldwin Park (tags)
SOS to return to Baldwin Park July 31st, 2005
ISO statement re: Baldwin Park II & democracy in movements (tags)
Los Angeles ISO's response to posts about the anti-Minutemen Project/SOS movement
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.
Joe Turner Hero In The New Again (tags)
Joe Turner in the News Again...ever wonder why there are SO many stories on Joe Tuner and NONE on the indymedia leaders?
Join CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS at the LOTUS FESTIVAL (tags)
Learn about environmental health and safety. Fun for the entire family.
Summary Meeting on BP June 25th (tags)
Summary of a meeting held this past week with organizations that participated in the organizing of the Baldwin Park 2 event.
Baldwin Park 2: Statement of a Harmony Keeper (tags)
In Honor of All of you who made Baldwin Park 2 a unified and potent expression of the heart and will of our People .
BP2: Lesson in Movement Building (Revised) (tags)
This is a revised version of the first article published, "Baldwin Park 2: A lesson in movement building"
Baldwin Park Round 2 - A lesson in movement building (tags)
A report from a volunteer security person
BP2: La Reconquista (tags)
My personal experience at the Baldwin Park counterdemonstration June 25, 2005
Baldwin Park 2: La reconquista continúa (tags)
Report from the second invasion of Baldwin Park
Arrests in Baldwin Park (tags)
23 anti-hate activists were arrested yesterday at Baldwin Park Demo.
Baldwin Park Picture Part 3 (tags)
More pics from Baldwin Park
More Baldwin Park pictures (tags)
More pictures from Baldwin Park . . .
Pictures/Report From Baldwin Park (tags)
Approximately 1000-2000 people showed up to counter the presence of SOS in Baldwin Park.
News From The Front Lines: Baldwin Park Updates (tags)
I am merely relaying news information as reported from independent news reporters covering the protests in Baldwin Park by Save Our State (an Anti-Illegal Immigration Organization) and the citizens of greater Los Angeles who have come together in opposition to Save Our State. This protest is about a series of insriptions on a monument that reflects the struggles of Latino and Anglo relations. Save Our State finds that communities with Latino Americans are "Cease Pools" and their culture and history are offensive and wants the inscriptions removed.
Legal action against Joseph Turner, director of SOS, is there a case? (tags)
Legal action against Joseph Turner, director of SOS, is there a case?
More SOS/Stormfront Connection (tags)
The following was taken from several posts on threads entitled “Getting Active In Socal”, “Baldwin Park” and “UPDATE: Photos of SOS vs. Mexicans in Alhambra, CA”
police brutality against bike rider (tags)
6/23/05, 4:30 pm: Two officers from the Northeast Patrol Division were seen pummeling a young Latino in Echo Park. Witnesses said it was unprovoked, and that the victim was not resisting. . Someone videotaped the incident., but no mention in news. Critical mass (or anyone) -- could you follow through? Incident 3958 in police records.
Stornfront Coming to BP? (tags)
The message below was taken from a StormFront message board thread.
The Battle of Baldwin Park: Land, Genocide, Memory and Denial (tags)
How the story of Tongva medicine woman Toipurinah embodies the spirit of the struggle for the Danzas Indigenas monument in Baldwin Park , the struggle for the Earth and the land, and for our souls.
"Save Our State" / "Minutemen" Issue City Threats? (tags)
"I would love for them to arrest me,' SOS Executive Director Joseph Turner said Monday. "I am looking to inflict all the pain I can on Baldwin Park."
Alhambra: And Then They Came (tags)
Report from the Alhambra Home Depot Save Our State anti-immigrant demonstration and counter-protest
Fundraiser Barbeque for GG activists Saturday June 18th, Victory Park, Pasadena. (tags)
an announcement for a legal defense fundraiser barbeque on Saturday June 18th, Victory Park, Pasadena.
PDF Baldwin Park Poster (tags)
PDF FLYER: NEW VERSION: http://la.indymedia.org/uploads/bp2.pdfbnnr1e.pdf
Call-out: JUNE 25 PACHANGA in BP (tags)
This is a call-out to activists, partiers, lowriders, and other revolutionists who could help to organize a social, celebratory, carnival event for June 25 in Baldwin Park.
Save Our State Plans Another Rally (tags)
Save Our State Plans another event at Baldwin Park.
Baldwin Park counter-demo (tags)
Photos from the counter-demo
Demo in Baldwin Park (tags)
Baldwin Park, Saturday, May 14, the Save Our State protesters were outnumbered by 200 angry people who pledged to stay put until the anti-illegal immigrant group leaves. The SOS group finally left at 2:15 PM under the cheering of the crowd.
Baldwin Park: Who's Land? Our Land! (tags)
Report on Baldwin Park counter-action against Save Our State.
Baldwin Park, Photos by Mukai (tags)
Hundreds gathered in Baldwin Park today to oppose the ignorant, racist, facist fools from S.O.S. The people outnumbered the facists at least ten to one!!
OPPOSE RACIST SCAPEGOATING OF INDIGENISTA MONUMENT / MEXICAN IMMIGRANT (tags)
non violent counter-demonstration this Saturday in Baldwin Park of Pro-Minutemen protesting DAY LABOR CENTER.
Protest Nativists Coming to Baldwin Park (tags)
saveourstate.org, a group affiliated with the Minutemen border project, is opposing an artwork in Baldwin Park. Opposition in the area is calling for a counter protest.
Mayday: MacArthur Park (tags)
May 1st... take a holiday
Earth Day Comes Alive! Audubon Center at Debs Park (tags)
Earth Day Comes Alive! Audubon Center at Debs Park Saturday April 23, 2005 9:00am to 4:00pm 4700 North Griffin Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90031
Kamau Daáood appearing at the Central Library, Los Angeles (tags)
A mythic figure in the Southern California arts scene, Kamau Daáood is a performance poet, educator, and community arts activist who is widely acknowledged as a major driving force behind Los Angeles’ black cultural renaissance.
Palestinian political prisoners tour in Los Angeles 4/14 (tags)
Hosted by IWitness Palestine (IWP): The tour's main objectives are to raise awareness and solidarity around the struggle of Palestinian political prisoners inside Israeli occupation jails and to connect the struggle of Palestinian political prisoners to struggles against the prison industrial complex in North America.
Cesar Chavez Walk (tags)
On Saturday, April 2nd, thousands of students and workers took the streets of East LA in Monterey Park to celebrate the success of the United Farm Workers (UFW) and its leader, Cesar Chavez, in the historic Delano Grape Strike which led to the signing of the first farmworker labor contracts in 1970.
April 23rd: Nuestra Arma es Nuestra Palabra (tags)
SAT. APRIL 23rd in Casa Blanca (Riverside) featuring spkrs reports from the EZLN communities, chicano activists, live graffiti, hip hop and punk fest!!!!!! El Vuh, Funkollective, Aztlan Underground, Collectivo Error, FLATTBUSH, and MORE.
High Election Turnout in West Hollywood (tags)
Voted today in West Hollywood Park around 11 am. Polling place was very busy for that time of day but poll workers were very well prepared and lines were very short (average of less than one minute wait).
Autonomous Picnin in Los Angeles (tags)
Alternative Gathering Collective presents- "Autonomous Picnic" Sunday, October 3rd, 2004 at Lafayette Park 625 S. La Fayette Park Pl. Los Angeles starts at 1pm -veggie potluck -swap meet / trade circle -skill share -literatures -games -acoustic guitar / drum circle / spoken word poetry
A12 Bush Protest Photos in Santa Monica (tags)
Thurs, Aug 12, 4 pm Santa Monica Airport (Corner of 31st St. & Ocean Park Blvd.) ANSWER Coalition, Los Angeles 1800 N. Argyle Ave., #410 Los Angeles, CA 90028
Help Save the Belmont Graffiti Art Hall of Fame from Developers! (tags)
Currently there is a battle being waged between developers and local grass-roots organizations to preserve the Toluca Subway Tunnel and Belmont Graffiti Art Hall of Fame from becoming a large scale apartment complex. This site has been used in countless films and music videos over the decades.
Party for Peace in Monterey Park this Saturday! (tags)
There will be a fund-raising party this Saturday, July 31, put on by three peace vigils in the San Gabriel Valley!
EL Monte Protests (tags)
El Monte Protest Againt Killer Cops
Activist and Art Convergence in Northeast LA (tags)
October Surprise This is our city, lets live in it!
TODAY: 4:30-6:30 PM Vigil Honoring Those Died or Harmed by Reagan Policies-Leimert Park (tags)
SPREAD THE WORD!!!! Vigil Honoring Those Died & Harmed by Reagan Policies Join Us if you are tired of the network and newspaper coverage of Reagan death that has brought forth a chorus of praise from Democrats and Republicans. Much of the reporting and commentary we see on TV news' has represented a dramatic revision of the history of the Reagan years in office. Let's tell the real story!! Friday, June 12 -4:30-6:30 PM in Leimert Park
Baldwin Park Wal Mart (tags)
On Saturday, May 22, some 60 protesters conducted an action at the new Wal-Mart's grand opening celebration in Baldwin Park.
Troquero actions spread (tags)
Oakland shuts down, rails still down, UPRR temporarily suspended all trains to California, Virginia troqueros to shut down, etc.
Update on truckeros strike (tags)
Urgent call for support and people with the capabilities to document what's happening
AVC serving first Antelope Valley FNB (tags)
serving FNB this sat. the 17th at Eastide park lancaster 5pm
Stream Spirit Rising (tags)
For the last month in northeast Los Angeles, the spirit of the buried North Branch creek has been stirring. A series of art and education workshops, culminating in a Creek Celebration on March 21st, were created as the first step in building public support for the daylighting of the North Branch of the Arroyo Seco.
S.F. BRING THE TROOPS HOME (tags)
BRING THE TROOPS HOME IN SAN FRANCICO
Temecula Night of Remembrance to Reflect on Year of War (tags)
The members of Peace Works! in Temecula Valley will gather on Saturday, March 20, 2004, at the Temecula Duck Pond Park to mark the anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. This special Night of Remembrance begins at dusk, 6:00 p.m., and will feature reflections on the human cost of war as well as hope for a world of peace.
Rally Against Coup in Haiti! (tags)
Tomorrow rally against coup in Haiti scheduled at Leimert Park
Community Strike support in Northeast LA (tags)
Community Strike Support Network Update: Feb. 7 Rally at Eagle Rock Albertsons a Huge Success
Benefit show for Casa Del Pueblo this Saturday (tags)
Benefit Show for Casa Del Pueblo this Saturday in Echo Park
Help Justice for Janitors for T-Day (tags)
This is being reposted by an IMCer. A report back from the GWS anti-Bechtel demos, and news about janitors looking for some support.
PASADENA! PROTEST ARNOLD! Last Call!!! (tags)
Protest against Arnold in Pasadena TODAY!!! NO GOVERNOR GANGBANG!!!
Dennis Kucinich in LA today and tomorrow (tags)
Dennis Kucinich was interviewed by Larry Bensky in the KPFA studios for the "Sunday Salon" program, broadcast to all three California Pacifica stations. The interview runs for about 50 minutes and includes call-ins. These files are from the KFCF 24-hour archive. Each file is about 8.5 megs, 40kbit audio; calls were taken from both the LA and SF Bay Area
A Week of Dissent Around 9-11 (tags)
They use our fear to keep us silent. It's time to speak up and listen to each other!
CHICANO MORATORIUM MARCH & RALLY AUG 24 (tags)
Join us to commemorate the 1970 Chicano moratorium protest march against the Vietnam War and no new wars today!
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 ...
AUG 3 - MARCH AGAINST POLICE REPRESSION IN LONG BEACH! (tags)
MARCH AGAINST POLICE REPRESSION IN LONG BEACH!