LA Fields Two Marches Against Police Executions Photoset 2 of 2 (tags)
Two wildcat marches in the August sun to condemn the deaths and abuse of Ford, Abrego, Jackson, Montgomery and Parker in response to Ferguson Missouri
LA Fields Two Marches Against Police Executions Photoset 1of 2 (tags)
LA has two wildcat marches in the August sun to condemn the deaths and abuse of Ford, Abrego, Jackson, Montgomery and Parker in response to Ferguson Missouri
Obama at LA Trade Tech (tags)
There might be some protests.
Emails Needed by Thursday, July 17 to Save the South Central Farm (Again) (tags)
The L.A. Planning Commission is again planning to put a sweatshop and warehouses on the South Central Farm site, and this time they're doing an end run around public comment.
Public Comment on South Central Farm Site (tags)
Received from Jack Neff of SCF.
The South Central Farm: A New Battle Begins... (tags)
The fight to save the South Central Farm is still going strong. As one activist said, “A people united will never be sub-divided.”
South Central Activist Runs for City Council; Tells Radical Life Story (tags)
Ron Gochez: Life Story of a City Council Candidate from South Central, High School Teacher, and Community Organizer born to an undocumented mother who fled civil war in El Salvador. 33 Minutes Audio/Photography
An Eviction in South Central (tags)
A South Central resident finds her voice in the midst of her eviction
7 Day Occupation against Downtown Gentrification (tags)
May 1 Calendar of Events in LA (tags)
Copied from the Occupy LA list.
Report Back: City Council Unanimously Supports “Turning Land into Cash” (tags)
Various people said that Jan Perry was using the ancient "divide and conquer" strategy and that she succeeded in dividing the community in and around 41st and Alameda. Both Perry and Eric Garcetti (District 13), who presided over the meeting, are planning to run for mayor. It seems unlikely that LA will have a decent mayor within our lifetimes, but a Mayor Perry or a Mayor Garcetti would be one more major injustice.
Editorial: Jan Perry's Latest Offensive Against the South Central Farm Land (41st & Alameda) (tags)
Tomorrow morning, October 15, City Council is scheduled to vote on Jan Perry's proposal that would release developer Ralph Horowitz of the 2.6-acre green space requirement and make it easier for him to sell the property. And so the future of the 14-acre plot of land, at 41st and Alameda is once again under dispute. Previously the site of the famous South Central Farm, once known as the largest urban farm in the country, if the not world, the land has become the most disputed plot of real-estate in the city. (At the time of its demolition circa 2006, there was a massive community mobilization to save it, and the goal of the farmers to reclaim the land has not died.)
When Goliath Wins: The Triumph of Redevelopment in Los Angeles (tags)
On Tuesday at 8:00 a.m., the South Central Farmers, their supporters, and the residents of the Central-Alameda neighborhood will confront the Los Angeles City Council in its chambers one more time to try to save the Farm and save the neighborhood. in the unlikely event they succeed, they might save the City.
Jan Perry's Attempt to Remove Green Space Requirement Gains Steam (tags)
After 90+ minutes of open discussion, City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee unanimously approved Councilwoman Jan Perry's proposal and made the announcement quickly and quietly. Perry was not present herself but filled the room with residents of the low-income housing project Pueblo Del Rio (who were bused in and treated to a free lunch) and employees of PIMA, the company which hopes to develop the entire property. The measure will now be reintroduced to the full City Council, probably in mid-November. The South Central Farm is calling on Angelinos to contact their City Council members (contact info. at the bottom of this article).
SCF to Occupy LA City Hall (tags)
Farmers Join with Central–Alameda Residents and OccupyLA To Halt Sale of Last Piece of Urban Farm
Farmers Fighting for South Central Again (tags)
The Farmers defend the last vestige of the Farm against City and development. Join them Thursday morning, 8:00 a.m., at the Port of Los Angeles Administration Building, 425 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro, CA 90731
Press Conference: LAPD Christmas Checkpoints/Neighborhood Council Resolution (tags)
PRESS CONFERENCE: Neighborhood Council and Southern California Immigration Coalition to denounce the Los Angeles Police Department and Mayor Villaraigosa for stealing cars from Immigrants; especially during Christmas
More about Alex Sanchez and the Fed's WAR ON GANGS (tags)
RE-Published fromThe Nation (http://www.thenation.com) Feds Have Been Hiding Evidence From Wiretap Courts In Their War on Gangs
Mothers March & Speak Out (tags)
On Saturday, March 13, about 150 mothers, grandmothers, women who are not mothers, children, and men, came out for the Mothers March and Speak Out in Los Angeles. This was an International Women’s Day event called by the Global Women’s Strike and Women of Color/GWS.
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.
Steve Murphy Update - Support Needed! (tags)
Steve Needs Your Support!
Chavez’s Lines: ¡¡Viva El Che!! (tags)
"As I write today Saturday, in the early hours of the morning I receive fresh news about the evolution of the crisis: “According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), the economic crisis pushed 61 million people into unemployment in 2009, and the world there are now 241 million unemployed workers, the largest number of unemployed persons in history.” (IAR Noticias) “It is expected that the number of poor people [in the U.S.], will grow to 90 million by 2010, while at least 59 million will join the ranks of the unemployed, as stated by the Central Bank president Robert Zoellick.” (IPS) There's nothing coincidental that Venezuela is one of four countries in the world that advanced four positions in terms of Human Development Index according to the United Nations Human Development Report 2009. And it is no coincidence that, according to the report, we are the country with the best distribution of income across Our America, that is, with the best rate, to use Bolivar’s term, of established and practiced equality."
Santee Students Walk Out and March in Support of Hunger Strikers Part 3 (tags)
Part 3 of a 3 Part Photo Essay.
Santee Students Walk Out and March in Support of Hunger Strikers (tags)
Kids Raise Their Voices about Cuts and Class Size. Photo Essay Part 1 of 3
June 12th, 2009: South Central Farmers rally at City Hall 8:00 am (tags)
South Central Farmers Return to City Hall! Friday, June 12, 9:00 a.m. Press Conference at City Hall Saturday, June 13, 6:00-11:30 p.m. Reunion at the Farm LOS ANGELES--On Friday June 12, at 8:00 a.m. the South Central Farmers and their supporters will return to City Hall to demand fair and equitable treatment for South Central residents and Farmers in the face of continuing City privileges for developer Ralph Horowitz. The following day, Farmers and Farm supporters will hold a reunion on the third anniversary of the destruction of the Farm for all interested in restoring the South Central Farm.
LA's The South Central Skankers Debut: Welcome To Lost Angeles (tags)
The South Central Skankers are releasing their debut album on June 6 and in honor of the release are playing at LA SKACORE Invasion!
Never Forever 21 Action: Round 3 4/25/09 (tags)
The South Central Farm is the people's land, given to us by Mayor Tom Bradley, in 1993 after the Los Angeles Uprising. The people built an inner-city paradise, the nation's largest urban farm. In 2006, Mayor Bradley's promise was broken: the Los Angeles City Council took the land away and gave it to a developer to build a mammoth shipping center for the sweatshop clothing manufacturer Forever 21. We're here today to tell Forever 21 that we won't work for sweatshops, that we are Farmers. We are the people: the Farm is our land!
Feb 21, 2009 Protest Forever 21 in Pasadena (tags)
The South Central Farmers have joined forces with student groups California Statewide MEChA and D-Q Unity to force the international teen clothing corporation Forever 21 to end plans for construction on the site of the South Central Farm and demand fair wages for its workers. The SCF Action Committee will lead a rally to kickoff a national boycott until the Farm is restored and stop worker abuse ended on Saturday, December 13, at noon at the Forever 21 "superstore" at 35 N. De Lacey Avenue in Pasadena, one block north of Colorado Avenue.
Juan Santos: Im Memorium (tags)
To Walk in Beauty More than just a Dream: The South Central Farm is Everywhere The Declaration of the Leadership Council of the South Central Farm Movement The Spirit cannot be uprooted. That’s the most fundamental truth of the matter. It was heart breaking to have the Farm stolen from us, to be driven away from it by a small army of police like chattel slaves being driven to the slave ships; to have to re-live what our ancestors faced, what indigenous peoples have always faced at the hands of this system. But we know that it is not the tragedies of our lives, but, rather, the choices we make in response to them, that have to power to shape who and what we become, and that shape what we are able to realize in our futures. No one but each of us, individually and collectively, has that power, it is not the tragedies and oppressions that are scripted into the system that are decisive, but the choices we make about our lives as we encounter them that ultimately decide the matter.
2008 AntiMall (part 1) (tags)
". . . So the purpose is to support those communities in their struggles and not support things like Walmart and Target in our neighborhoods but really invest back into social change .” -- Laura Palomares
Never Forever 21 Coalition, South Central Farmers Rally, Saturday, December 13th, 12PM-3PM (tags)
ECOLOGY + JUSTICE NO FOREVER 21 SAVE THE FARM SAVE THE WORKERS SAVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD LOS ANGELES--The South Central Farmers have joined forces with student groups California Statewide MEChA and D-Q Unity to force the international teen clothing corporation Forever 21 to end plans for construction on the site of the South Central Farm and demand fair wages for its workers. The SCF Action Committee will lead a rally to kickoff a national boycott until the Farm is restored and stop worker abuse ended on Saturday, December 13, at noon at the Forever 21 "superstore" at 35 N. De Lacey Avenue in Pasadena, one block north of Colorado Avenue.
South Central Farmers Demand Ethics Investigation of Local Officials (tags)
Citing an apparent conflict of interest, the South Central Farmers are demanding that California's State Attorney General investigate the sale of the site of the South Central Farm by Los Angeles city officials to local developer Ralph Horowitz for a trucking center for women's clothing manufacturer and retailer Forever 21.
STOP THE MILITARY OFFENSIVES, RESUME PEACE TALKS NOW! (tags)
The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) based in the United States calls on the US-Arroyo Regime to stop its military offensives against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) armed forces in the Central Mindanao areas and resume peace talks now. According to media sources from the Philippines, more than 160,000 people were affected by the fighting between the AFP and the MILF in six towns of central Mindanao. At least 60 AFP troops have been killed since the week-old fighting erupted.
GOOD NEWS FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)
South Central Farmers, community members, and progressive organizations call for shutting down the "h" Horowitz Warehouse in South Central Los Angeles
Saving the South Central Farm: Listening to the Land (tags)
To many, it looked like the Struggle to Save the South Central Farm was defeated, a dream buried beneath the treads of the bulldozers that plowed the Farm under following the brutal invasion of an army of LA County Sheriffs crushed the resistor's encampment, turning the land from a liberated zone into an oppressive, occupied one. But all that could change. Here's why, and how you can help make it change.
South Central Farm Shows Alternative to Industrial Ag's Monocultura (tags)
The farming methods using crop diversity were evidenced at south central farm prior to the destruction by the L.A. Sheriff's bulldozers. SC farm's 'milpa' method is our escape from dependency on increasingly toxic petrochemicals used by industrial agribusiness monoculture plantations.
VIDEOS: South Central Farm - Feinstein, Piera-Avila oppose warehouse at Farm (tags)
testimony at LA City Hall to support South Central Farm
July 2nd - Stop warehouse on old South Central Farm Land (tags)
First it was a trash incinerator, and the community fought it! - Now, it’s a 10 acre low-wage diesel-soot 24 hour polluting warehouse and we must fight it!
South Central Farm (tags)
Documental en audio de 11 minutos sobre la Granja Sur Central, con breve historia de la granja, el desalojo y la lucha actual.
Alert: South Central Farm Walnut Trees Will be Moved Today (tags)
Video from South Central Farm Reunion Party (tags)
Video from South Central Farm reunion party
The South Central Farmers: No derrotados! (tags)
The Farm, the Farmers, their supporters and a new promise.
South Central Farm: Encampment Reunion 2007 (tags)
LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2007 – One year to the day after the forced evictions of the South Central Farmers from their land by a small army of Sheriffs and LAPD the farmers held a reunion in the streets outside the now barren land.
The South Central Farm: The Struggle Continues (tags)
June 13, 2007: Today is the one-year anniversary of the eviction at the South Central Farm. A reunion was held just outside the now-barren farm space. Throughout the evening, the continued determination to restore the farm was emphasized repeatedly.
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.”?
South Central Farmers: Displaced, NOT Defeated (tags)
This month marks the one year anniversary of the brutal and violent eviction of the South Central Farmers. Today, they gather for a special monthly gatheringi at their Tianguis to reflect and celebrate moving forward.
June 19th: SAVE THE DATE Courtroom support for Robert, SCF defender (tags)
Call for courtroom support for South Central Farm defender. June 19, 2007 @ 8:30 AM. The address is 210 West Temple Street, Division 56
Harassment of South Central Farmers Continues (tags)
Eleven months after local authorities evict the South Central Farmers from the largest urban garden in the United States, harassment by the City continues.
Ted Hayes and Border Brothers (Audio) (tags)
Video/Audio was recorded last spring (2006) at the South Central Farm. The video was taken at night, thus you can’t really see anything. The audio is good though.
The Winter Harvest of the South Central Farmers (tags)
The Farmers open a new center and a new farm, ready to bring their organic produce to South Central. The rest of us might get a taste, too.
The Farmers' Promise (tags)
The South Central Farmers opened their new community center today, across the street from the bulldozed site of the South Central Farm
South Central Farmers’ Tianguis and Centro Open House Sunday (tags)
South Central Farmers’ Tianguis and Centro Open House Sunday South Central Farmers continue to move forward in pushing their mission statement of providing access to high quality, high nutritious produce and vegetables in South Central Los Angeles. While the politicians fail to address the growing trend of childhood obesity, cardio-vascular diseases in our community the SCF continue to push for local solutions through direct intervention with education and access.
SOUTHCENTRALFARMERS Monthly Solidarity and Friday Vigil (tags)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS EVENT! A special Friday vigil is scheduled for THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH AT SOUTH CENTRAL FARM BEGINNING AT 7:30PM. Religious/spiritual groups and community activists will be coming in delegations to visit the Farm. All friends and supporters are invited at the Farm to welcome our visitors!
south central farms resistance still in action (tags)
kick-off for the farmers market on MLK and Alameda (the street on the north block of what used to be the South Central Farms)
JUDGE ALARCON THROWS OUT RALPH HOROWITZ’S LAWSUIT (tags)
The court ruled that the plaintiffs had not alleged facts or provided the court with evidence showing that the Farmers had engaged in a willful act in their use of the preliminary injunction that was not proper in the regular conduct of the legal proceedings. The court held that under case law in California, even if a party files an action that it knows is substantively meritless and does so for an improper purpose, these facts alone do not constitute a claim for abuse of process. The Horowitz plaintiffs had to show that the Farmers used the preliminary injunction in an improper way after they obtained it. The plaintiffs failed to allege or show in their opposition brief any such misuse of the injunction, and because they did not, the court granted the Farmers’ motion and dismissed the plaintiffs’ lawsuit.
National Latino Congreso Delegates put Councilperson Jan Perry on Notice (tags)
Delegates unanimously endorsed a resolution specifically calling for the City of Los Angeles, City Attorney, Councilperson Perry, Mr. Horowitz to 1) drop all charges against the non-violent civil resisters; 2) for Councilperson Perry to cease her political black mail of Mr. Horowitz, and 3) that all parties should come to the table and negotiate “in good faith” to restore the South Central Farm to the South Central Farmers and the community.
South Central Farmers: “Back in Action” (tags)
A well-attended vigil was held (the first of several) to draw attention to Councilperson Jan Perry and her role in the mass-destruction of plant life and eviction of farmers.
South Central Farmers and Supporters Back In Action! (tags)
The media and the politicians would have you believe that the struggle of the South Central Farmers has gone and disappeared! We have re-organized and are back on the scene to fight injustice and the lack of consideration for the South Central Farmers by the City of Los Angeles and its Politicians.
SUPPORT THE SOUTH CENTRAL TEN (tags)
On July 5th of this year ten courageous environmental activists took direct action in an attempt to stop the destruction of the South Central Farm. Their actions were non-violent, yet they received injuries from police violence. Now they are facing excessive charges from the Los Angeles District Attorney office. The hearings for three of these defenders of the farm begin this Thursday. Supporters of the fight to take back the South Central Farm are asked to attend the hearing to show support for those who put themselves on the frontline in the fight for environmental justice.
Save The Farm (live panel discussion CD w/ IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE) . download now (tags)
Save The Farm (live panel discussion CD :: April 9, 2006)
South Central Farmers Respond to Crack Down on Free Speech by Los Angeles City Council (tags)
We should not be under any illusions that we live in an open and democratic society, at least not in the 9th district or South Central Los Angeles. Let us strip away the mythology, the propaganda, and the "decorum". Its tough to survive in South Central Los Angeles, even if you call it something else..
South Central Farms 2005 Live Concert CD with Zack De La Rocha, Son De Madera, and more.. (tags)
In November 2005 thousands came to the South Central Farms to attend a benefit concert in support of this struggle. The concert featured Zack De La Rocha with Son De Madera, Los Cojolites, Quetzal , and many others. You can download the entire LIVE compilation CD from this historical event below.
South Central Farmers and International Supporters Prepared for Judge to Rule on Facts of (tags)
outh Central Farmers and International Supporters Prepared for Judge to Rule on Facts of the Law Daryl Hannah, Farmers and their supporters express hope for victory and vision for a healthy future of Los Angeles
Was Destruction of South Central Farm a Crime? (tags)
California state law provides for prosecution for destroying "standing crops"
Seeds of Hope, Seeds of War: Race, Class and the Battle for the South Central Farm (Final) (tags)
The world is literally watching. Media worldwide have covered the case of the South Central Farm, the largest urban garden in the United States, the efforts of the city's elites to drive the farmers from the land, and the farmer's remarkable resistance. On June 13th, the County moved to evict, concentrating a massive police presence in the area to uproot the resistor's encampment on the land. The South Central Farm arose from the ashes of the 1992 Los Angeles rebellion, and stands as a symbol of hope to millions. Despite the eviction, the struggle continues, with a court hearing this week challenging the City's sale of the land to a private developer. When the Los Angeles City Council sold the 14 acre plot called the South Central Farm to developer Ralph Horowitz, they sold land they didn’t own.
South Central Farmers Court Update (tags)
breif audio update from south central farmers' attorney re: this morning's court date stating that the city misused public land and profited a developer to settle the previous legal entanglement...
Horowitz Watchman Brutalizes Farm Supporter Days Before Hearing (tags)
Horowitz Watchman Brutalizes Farm Supporter Days Before Hearing Recovery of South Central Farmers' Personal and Religious Objects Denied
Paid Thug Attacks SCF Supporter (tags)
Horowitz' rent a cop attacks supporter of South Central Farmers.
Representative Maxine Waters Speaks At South Central Farm (tags)
Representative Maxine Waters Speaks At South Central Farm International Solidarity Days Sunday July 9 Against The “Unconscionable Act” of Bulldozing the Farm; Links City Council Member Jan Perry and Developer Ralph Horowitz “In Business Together”
Solidarity from Canada for the South Central Farmers' (tags)
Solidarity from Canada: Never Give Up! We live in a time of great crisis, in which the very life support systems of the planet are under threat. South Central Farms offers a model that needs to be replicated everywhere, a model of restoration, of healing both the land and the human community, of urban sustainability, of possibility in a place where possibility is precious and rare.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Supports South Central Farmers' International Solidarity Days (tags)
Congresswoman Barbara Lee 9th Congressional District of California Supports South Central Farmers on their International Days of Solidarity to take back the farm.
Santa Cruz Solidarity With South Central Farmers (tags)
Solidarity with the South Central Farm
MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY FROM VENEZUELA WITH THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS (tags)
Statement of solidarity from Venezuela with the South Central Farmers obtained through a transmission made between Los Angeles and two Venezuelan radios: Radio Nacional , and radio YVKE/MUNDIAL as part of the international solidarity events to take place between July 7 and July 10, 2006.
COP WATCH REPORT: police, destruction, and fires at South Central Farms (tags)
Police , bulldozing , fires , at the South Central Farms.
Jan Perry's Mean Streak (tags)
For the last 3 years Jan Perry has attempted to thumb the South Central Farmers, but it appears that they have really brought out the true nature of the "Shirley Temple Black" of the City Council.
SCFs have won the political dialectic! (tags)
“First, they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi
De Norte o Sur, Este Oeste, Campesinos venceron, Cueste lo Que Cueste (tags)
. Back ground of Farm and more photos of the destruction, grief, pain and rage as the bulldozers started again today. International Days of Solidarity to begin Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
MARCH TODAY 5:30PM TO SAVE THE S.C FARMS! (tags)
a march through the neighborhood in support of the farm to build local community support and solidarity.
BROWN/BLACK PEACE VIGIL THIS FRIDAY AT CENTRAL & 46th STREET (tags)
COME OUT TO THE BROWN/BLACK PEACE VIGIL THIS FRIDAY AT CENTRAL & 46th STREET:
Photos: Farmers Stop the Destruction (tags)
South Central Farmers Stop the Destruction of the Farm
Arrest update from the farm (tags)
Ten people arrested at the South Central Farm today.
South Central Farmers International Solidarity Days (July 7-10) (tags)
CALL TO ACTION Support the South Central Farmers! Save the South Central Farm & Support Small Farms Worldwide! South Central Farm International Solidarity Days July 7-10 “You are never strong enough that you don't need help.” - Cesar Chavez
UPDATE: July 5th, 1pm: Farm Supporters Dragged Out, Arrested (tags)
URGENT! As of 1pm, farm supporters are being dragged out of the farm and arrested for practicing civil disobedience to stop the bulldozers. Community members needed at farm to witness and stop this injustice!
South Central Farm: Arrest Tally (tags)
Today there City Council further shamed itself. By failing ot act they have become accomplices with Ralph Horowitz. A new Palestine and Israel has been kicked off.
Bulldozers Move In to Destroy the South Central Farm!!! (tags)
Bulldozers Move In to Destroy the South Central Farm!!!
URGENT: South Central Farm Under Attack (tags)
Cops and bulldozers at the South Central Farm. Ugrent action needed. Call the media, friends, etc. 41st and Alameda in LA
South Central Farmers Parade Saturday, 1 p.m. (tags)
July 12 Trial To Contest Legality of Sale To Horowitz – Media To Cover Event South Central Farmers and Supporters Host Westside Parade This Saturday, 1 p.m.
Indynewswire: South Central Farm Update (tags)
Interview with Watsonville Brown Beret organizer, Jen, who has been taking part in the encampment outside the gate of the South Central Farm in LA. The 14 acre urban garden was forcibly evicted on June 13 after a long struggle to save the farm and buy back the land. Jen discusses some of the history of the South Central Farm, and updates us on the current situation. TRT- 12:39 and 11.5 MB
Watsonville Brown Berets in Solidarity with South Central Farmers (tags)
The Watsonville Chapter of the Brown Berets has made a special trip to Los Angeles this week to provide support to the South Central Farmers. Uploaded is an interview with Tomas of the Brown Berets
SCF Farmers Market and Music Extravaganza Sunday (tags)
Julia Butterfly Hill Returns As Farmers and Supporters Maintain Vision For Saving The Farm
TAKE BACK THE FARM Actions for this weekend June 23-25 (tags)
TAKE BACK THE FARM Actions for this weekend June 23-25
Encampment at South Central Farm Persists Steadily (tags)
Spirits are high South Central Farm. Encampment persists, and strategies in play to win back the farm~
Joaquin Cienfuegos: Report from Mexico City 06/18 and Atenco 06/19/06 (tags)
South Central Farm: A community Outreach (tags)
An essay regarding the South Central Farm and how it is helping to ease gang and inter-ethnic tensions. Also addresses the farm's ability to allow the community to interact with Chicano and Mexican culure, despite the fact that the farm is not anywhere near Mexico.
Navajo says evictions of farmers from urban farm sends a message (tags)
" Klee Benally, Navajo from Arizona, was at South Central Farm and said the creation of this oasis - an urban garden - and the arrests and evictions should send a signal to Indian country and the nation. "
"Y Si Nos Echan----Nos Regresamos!" (tags)
We are Here, and We are Not Going. And if you take us Away-- We will Return!
FATHER'S DAY protest at Mayor's Mansion (tags)
PROTEST THE MAYOR OF LOS ANGLES, BRING YOUR KIDS!
VIDEO--RAID ON SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)
first half is an intro to the sturggle, the 2nd half is footage of the civil disobedience and police brutality while police attempt to roll in bulldozers into our south central farm.
Santa Cruz, CA actions in solidarity with South Central Farmers (tags)
In the days following Tuesday's police raid on the South Central Farm, many people in Santa Cruz have learned of the recent turn of events in LA and expressed their outrage and concern through awareness-raising direct action.
today at city council with south central farmers (tags)
strong and united front at city hall today in defense of the south central farm
SCF solidarity from Santa Cruz (tags)
At 8:30 am Friday morning, demonstrators staged a blockade at a central Santa Cruz intersection (at Laurel St. & Mission St/Hwy 1) as a gesture of solidarity with the hundreds of families who lost their land in Tuesday's forced eviction of the South Central Farm in Los Angeles. Holding signs both large and small, the 30 or so demonstrators blocked traffic at the intersection with A-frames, a stray sofa, and at least four dumpsters rolled in from nearby businesses. Flyers explaining the legacy of the Farm were distributed to the delayed drivers with responses ranging from enthusiastic interest to violent threats. No one was injured, nor were any citations or arrests made during the action.
Korean Farmers in Solidarity with South Central Farmers (tags)
You Sang Woog, part a delegation visiting from Korea speaks to the South Central Farmers on June 14th one day after the sheriffs raid and bulldozing of portions of the farm. He expressed his solidarity with the South Central Farmers. The fight to save the farm is not over.
City of Los Angeles Guilty of Enviornmental Racism in South Central Los Angeles (tags)
A. tearing down South Central Farm (14 acre clean air producing sanctuary) B. replacing this with Warehouses, which bring in Diesel Trucks C. the single most dangerous community to live in for air pollution cancer risks just got more dangerous
Response to the L.A. Times' Steve Lopez's trashing of Farm supporters. (tags)
In this piece I address the many errors and generally shoddy reporting in Steve Lopez L.A. Times column about the "eviction" on June 14, 2006
All the Farm Stories (tags)
This is a collection of all the local newswire stories about the SCF, so far.
Messages from the Occupation (tags)
what some those who are defending the Farm want to say
Why Horowitz did Not Sell the Farm to the SCFs (tags)
Horowitz did not reject the South Central Farmers' offer (Actually Annenberg Foundation) becuase he really cares about their politics. As a greedy developer Jan Perry hung out a bigger carrot for him.
Photos: South Central Police Raid (tags)
Photos: South Central Police Raid
Statement on Farm from Tezozomoc (tags)
South Central Farmers June 13, 2006 Greetings!
Photos (2): South Central Farm Police Raid (tags)
Photos (2): South Central Farm Police Raid
Horowitz Breaks His Silence (tags)
Speaking to Gary Berglund of NBC4.tv
Live News Feed From So. Central Farm (tags)
News Raw NBC4.tv Live From So. Central Farm
Emergency Alert: Police Evicting South Central Farmers - Take Action (tags)
The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition is calling on all progressive people to mobilize support for the South Central Farm. If you can come to the Farm, please protest the unjust eviction of the Farmers today.
S o u t h C e n t r a l F a r m: It takes a community to fight development (tags)
Saturday June 10th, 2006 - 7pm - candlelight vigil - DAY 19 of the encampment to defend the farm: 200 supporters sang, ate, marched, prayed, and stood in unity to resist forced eviction and keep watch against police raids. Located at 41st and Alameda, the 19 block/14-acre of the threatened South Central urban garden farm is under threat by developer Ralph Horowitz. The ransom is 16.5 million to 20 million.
Willie Nelson Visits South Central Farm (tags)
Report from the farm
My letter to the Mayor about the farm (tags)
The city of Los Angeles has a solemn legal and moral responsibility to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its residents. That responsibility demands the city's immediate intervention on behalf of the South Central Farm.
VIDEO: Midnight Ridazz Circle South Central Farm (tags)
An estimated 750 cyclists from the Midnight Ridazz. road around the South Central Farm last night in a show of support.
SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS: Media Advisory (tags)
South Central Farmers Have Secured Financing To Purchase Land From Developer (tags)
Annenberg Foundation Offers To Purchase Property
The Developer vs. the Nation's Largest Urban Farm (tags)
The Battle for South Central Farm By RALPH NADER
Help Save South Central Farm (Los Angeles) and Create Global Humanitarian Relief (tags)
Here is the PLAN: http://ABC4All.net/plan.htm What can you do? Just go here: http://www.southcentralfarmers.com/ and there are a lot of actions you can take including calling the developer and requesting that he cooperate with this plan. He can be a hero!
a vicious campaign of calumny (tags)
Taking time out from organizing today's visits to the South Central Farm by Ralph Nadar, Peter Camejo, and Donna Warren, Dele Aileman, co-coordinator of the South Central Farmers, issued a statement in response to concerns that African-Americans are not among the Farmers working the land. First, he noted the appearance at the Farm of Danny Glover, Evelyn Knight, and Maxine Waters, the highest ranking government official to walk on the farmland. Then he continued:
El Campo Continúa: Visitors and Visitations (tags)
"Negotiations" with the sheriffs, more celebs, and daily life. All to save the South Central Farm.
South Central Farm 6-2-02 (tags)
Friday, June 2, 2006. Julia Butterfly Hill at the South Central Farm.
South Central Farm v. California Attorney General Primary Election (tags)
LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2006 – Contrary to common view, the ongoing SOUTH CENTRAL FARM issue and next Tuesday’s primary election for Attorney General are far more related than most citizens see.
FRSC: Interview with John Quigley at the South Central Farm (tags)
John Quigley is one of several people working to protect the South Central Farm in Los Angeles by occupying a large old walnut tree in the farm. On Wednesday night, May 31st, John was the guest of Ms M. on her Free Radio Santa Cruz show, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Listen to the interview for background information on the South Central Farm and the latest news in the struggle to save the farm. (22:05 minutes / 10.2 MB)
Cop Watch LA and the South Central Farm (Trainning and Report) (tags)
Cop Watch LA will be having a training today, Wed May 31st for the South Central Farm and supporters who are doing security for the farm.
Tell MoveOn to help raise funds for the South Central Farm (tags)
If enough people vote for the proposal for MoveOn to help the farm, it could expadite the fundraising.
California Greens join celebrities, tree-sitters in 'solidarity' with South Central LA far (tags)
Green Party of California Press Release
The Beautiful Community at South Central Farm (tags)
My update from South Central Farm
SOUTH CENTRAL FARM: Sheriffs expected to attempt evictions tomorrow at daybreak, Sat. morn (tags)
SOUTH CENTRAL FARM: Sheriffs expected to attempt evictions tomorrow at daybreak, Sat. Morning May 27.
Farmers to be evicted by??? (tags)
Tezo says reason to beleive farmers will be evicted
Save the Farm! (tags)
UPDATE FROM THE ~occupied~ SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)
refusing to accept illegal eviction process, farmers and supporters instead -occupy- the farm and its perimters in its defense.
Dancing Upon Injustice (tags)
Photos of evening concert vigil at the largest urban farm in the United States. Supporters patrol area into the night, calling all to participate in a 24 hours a day vigil to protect the South Central Farmers from the sheriff's eviction.
Partial Video from 5/25 Press Conference to Save the South Central Farm (tags)
Partial video of today's press conference to Save the South Central Farm
South Central farmers resist eviction (tags)
Farmers and community activists have established an encampment on the South Central Farm to resist eviction from it’s owner Ralph Horowitz. The South Central farmers were unable to raise 16.35 million to save the farm and face eviction this week. Joan Baez, Darryl Hannah and Julie butterfly hill joined in calling for the mayor’s last minute efforts to save the farm. Christina Aanestad reports.
Mobilization at the SC Farm (tags)
activists throughout LA are being contacted about mobilizing at the South Central Farm
AUDIO: Press Conference to Save the South Central Farm (tags)
SOUTH CENTRAL LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2006 – A press conference was held today at the South Central Farm. Pictured from left to right, Daryl Hannah, John Quigley, Joan Baez, Julia Butterfly Hill, Byron De Lear and Master of Ceremonies and defender of the farm: Dele
Cop Watch Report on the South Central Farm (tags)
Reports from the Vigil at Antonio Villaraigosa's house on Tuesday May 16th, 2006 and the benefit concert at the South Central Farm on Friday May 19th 2006. Police intimidate the community and Prepare to Attack.
Two DAys Left! (tags)
Ron Kovic joins Los Angeles Farmers in a "Spiritual Procession" to encourage saving the South Central Farm.
Hope Springs . . . at the South Central Farm (tags)
Last month, the Trust for Public Land negotiated purchase option with developer Ralph Horowitz that depended on the City coming up with a $5M match for $6M raised by the South Central Farm. Five days ago, the City reneged on the deal. Friday, with three days left, the Farmers and their supporters, ever hopeful, demanded that Mayor Villaraigosa step up to support the Farm.
Green Party calls for City of Los Angeles to preserve South Central Farm (tags)
Press Release by the Green Party of Los Angeles County
S. Central Farmers' Actions this Week (tags)
The South Central Farmers and their supporters are gearing up for busy week of actions to 'save the farm' . The South Central Farm, at 14-acres, is believed to be the largest urban farm in the U.S., and thrives in one of the poorest areas of the country.
south Central Farmers: MEDIA ADVISORY (tags)
L.A. City Mayor Villaraigosa Fails to Raise Matching Funds to Save 350 Poor Families, in South Central Los Angeles, >From Brentwood Developer
Leonardo DiCaprio Joins Fight to Save the South Central Farm (tags)
Known as the largest urban farm in the country, South Central Farm provides food and sustenance to some of the most underserved residents in Los Angeles. "The farm," says DiCaprio, "holds a remarkable array of biodiversity and, because of its size, functions as a carbon sink, a natural environment that stores more carbon than it releases into the atmosphere, and this helps reduce global warming. We have to start acknowledging that every action counts."
18 Days Left to Save The South Central Farm (tags)
There are only 18 days left to fundraise for the Purchase of the South Central Farm. If the money is not raised Horrowitz has already gotten the court order to begin eviction as soon as this purchase option fails. He has more interest in having fail because he stands to make up to 25 million dollars if he sells the land to other developers.
Ted Hayes Quits Minutemen, Recruits Gang Members (tags)
In the wake of his assault on a pro-amnesty protestor Sunday, Black Republican Ted Hayes quits the Minutemen. In the meantime a Hayes associate issues a call for active gang members to join Hayes new anti-migrant group, the "New Buffalo Soldiers."
THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND SECURES OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)
After a contentious three-year land-use battle that made news around the world, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) has secured an opportunity to save the Farm.
Tax Deductible Donation to Save the South Central Farm (tags)
We are still under threat of eviction if we don't raise some of the money to help purchase the farm away from Horrorwitz.
Drive-By Councilman Dennis P. Zine 3rd District (tags)
Dennis P. Zine drunk with police power decides to do a drive by on the South Central Farmers.
Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine does a drive-by in South Central (tags)
An update on the situation due to the late night harassment of the South Central Farm by the Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine.
Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine does a drive-by in South Central (tags)
This is a rebuttal to Mr. Zine's Press Release.
LAPD Internal Affairs Launches investigation into Zine‘s Visit to South Central Farm (tags)
SOUTH CENTRAL LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2006
Punk benefit at the South Central farm earth day. (tags)
The Seventh Generation collective is organizing an event on earth day April 22nd at the South Central Farm. It will be a conscious anarco-punk/grind/crust show including Resistant Culture, Sin Remedio, Industrial collapse and more. Please join us in our efforts to bring conscious punk and this struggle to defend the land together.
Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine terrorizes South Central Farmers. (tags)
South Central Farmers Documentary (7 Minutes) (tags)
Currently screening around the world, SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS is an inspiring short documentary about 350 poor families in South Central Los Angeles struggling to survive against the city and the wealthy, Visit www.SouthCentralFarmers.com for more info on their plight and how you can help.
How the Weekly Brews a Tempest in a Teapot (tags)
Let me be clear that I know nothing more about the internal workings of the South Central Farm than the L.A. Weekly reported in its March 15 muckraking article, "Bushel of Complaints" by Daniel Hernandez. So I've borrowed those facts and added a somewhat different spin. Here's my version.
Manifesto Workshop - Fundraiser for South Central Farmers (tags)
On Sunday, April 2, come join Matt and Haruko of M-Y-manifesto.net at the South Central Farm to write your own manifesto. Manifestos are not only for Karl Marx, Valerie Solanas, and the Unabomber. We each have a spot within ourselves that craves to be heard. Now is your chance to extract that truth within yourself. Noontime, Sunday April 2nd, come take a walk through the farm, breathe the fresh air, eat lunch from the market stands, and get energized for the work you're about to do. The workshop will begin at 12:30. Here we shall dive into traditional and unusual manifestos, view the world in a new way, and help spark ideas for your own manifesto.
MP3 Audio: South Central Farmers address City Council. (tags)
Two Farm Stories (tags)
A couple links to important stories.
South Central Farmers Court Date: Monday March 20th, 8:30 am (tags)
South Central Farmers Court Date: Monday March 20th, 8:30 am Los Angeles Superior Court downtown at 111 North Hill Street
CommonVision Plants Fruit Trees at South Central Farm (tags)
CommonVision Plants Fruit Trees at South Central Farm
Why the Farmers Must Win (tags)
In its Saturday editorial, the Los Angeles Times reduced virtually all the civic concerns of the historically neglected South Central to “niceties” and condemned a swath of the district to being a “concrete-and-asphalt” wasteland,“ "a seemingly endless sweep” of “industrial warehouses, packing plants, and junkyards.” It proclaimed that developer Ralph Horowitz must triumph, and the South Central Farm must be razed. The Times was wrong.
Zack's statement to the Farmers (tags)
On Friday, March 10, Zack de la Rocha made a compelling statement outside of LA City Hall on behalf of the South Central Farmers.
Letter to LA Times re: South Central Farm (tags)
Apparently, the L.A. Times is okay with eminent domain when it's used to benefit the L.A. Times itself, but not when it's used to benefit economically disadvantaged workers who've committed the unforgivable act of growing food.
Local & State Green Party in solidarity with South Central Farmers (tags)
Green Party stands in solidarity with South Central community farmers against urban farm eviction and ‘environmental racism'
Update on the current situation of the South Central Farm (tags)
Update on the current situation of the South Central Farm
CALL OFF THE PROTEST AT ANTONIO's HOUSE (tags)
CALL OFF THE PROTEST AT ANTONIO's HOUSE
SCFs, Zack de La Rocha, Julia Butterfly, and supporters at City Hall tomorrow 9am (tags)
SCFs, Zack de La Rocha, Julia Butterfly, and supporters at City Hall tomorrow 9am....
need signatures in Hemet CA (tags)
Riverside County Green Party Committee still need to collect atlest 20 valid signatures.
Gubernatorial candidate Peter Camejo at South Central Farm, Mar 9 (tags)
Green Party Gubernatorial candidate Peter Camejo to urgeLA Mayor to intervene Thursday, March 9, 2006 on the eviction of 350 families at South Central community farm
Riverside County Greens need partitions signatures. (tags)
Critical: Green candidates need signatures for partitions to geton ballet plus, we need signatures for fair wage initiative in Hemet CA. (Riverside county)
Ralph Horowitz, sues 350 poor families from South Central Los Angeles for $729,745.72 (tags)
Brentwood Real Estate Developer, Ralph Horowitz, sues 350 poor families from South Central Los Angeles for $729,745.72. In an ironic turn, the plaintiff claims the South Central Farmers have abused the legal system.
Common Vision 2006 Tour at South Central Farm (tags)
The Common Vision veg-oil fueled bus caravan arrived at the South Central Farm this past Sunday. They will be living at the farm all this week as part of their 2006 tour to plant 1,000 fruit trees and educate children about the environment and caring for the earth.
Txtmob action alerts to save SCFarm! (tags)
Receive action alerts to save south central farm via text message! Just created a group at txtmob.com
Action Alert -EVICTION NOTICE POSTED!! At South Central Farm (tags)
Only Five days left to save the farm
Green Party Hosts South Central Farmers Presentation (tags)
Tonight the Santa Monica Greens hosted a presentation and fundraiser for the South Central Farm. A short video about the farm was shown.
South Central Farmers to Present Documentary on Their Struggle (tags)
Members of the South Central Farmers will present a 10-min documentary on thier struggle for land rights and food security at the Santa Monica Green Party office: 2809 Pico in Santa Monica (on the #7 Big Blue Bus Line)
Angry Mob Greets Colin Powell in Santa Barbara (tags)
Angry throngs bedecked in a dazzling array of costumes, sporting signs and guerrilla theatre regalia opposed Colin Powell on his self-serving speaking engagement where he waxed profound on general themes of leadership and barely mentioned his role in the lead up to the bloody Iraq war. Protesters were forcibly evicted by a coterie of muscle men as apparent supporters of the alleged war criminal chided them and Arlington Theatre $50 ticket price.
Villaraigosa interrupted during speach (tags)
Protestors interrupted a speech this morning from Mayor Villaraigoso, challenging him to take action to save the South Central Farm.
Phone interview with Fernando Flores, support coalition to save the South Central Farm (tags)
Phone interview with Fernando Flores, co-chair of the support coalition to save the South Central Farm. Recorded Thursday, February 9, 2006
Don't send Mayor McQueso $$--put PRESSURE on him (tags)
south central farm~~Nunca Mas una Lucha aislada! (tags)
Supporters of the South Central Farm continue to prepare for potentially increasing intensity in protecting the land and her people.
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.
LA Green Party endorses campaign to save the South Central Farm. (tags)
Court Rules Against South Central Farm, Immediate Support Needed! (tags)
SCF to be Evicted
Stand by South Central Farm---the time is NOW! (tags)
TIME IS NOW, prepare for civil disobedience.
Peak Oil and the South Central Farm (tags)
Jan Lundberg and Tezozomoc join in Defense of the South Central Los Angeles Community Farm
South Central Farmers - Protest at Horowitz Office (tags)
About 50 people picketed outside the offices of developer, Ralph Horowitz today to call attention to his plans to evict the South Central Farmers from the land they have been farming since 1994.
Protest is on at Horowitz (tags)
A, from IMC reports.
Solidarity Action in Boston for the South Central Farmers (tags)
Coast to Coast Solidarity with the South Central Farmers.
Save the South Central Farmers! - Protest at the Office of Ralph Horowitz (tags)
Save the South Central Farmers!
Report: Screening of The Take/La Toma at the South Central Farm (11-17-05) (tags)
A film about worker-run factories in Argentina parallels the situation at the south central community farm in Los Angeles. Also, is there a solution to the land issue in south central?
South Central Farmers (tags)
Interview about the South Central Farmers. Running time: 03:48 Format: Quicktime
Party at the Farm (tags)
The farmers and the community get down so they don't get plowed under.
South Central Farmers Phone Tree (tags)
The South Central Farmers are asking members of the progressive community to establish phone trees to mobilize activists across the city to defend their beloved and family-sustaining 14-acre farm at 41st and Long Beach Ave. For the last 13 years, these working class Latino families have tilled what was once an abandoned, garbage- and rat-infested lot into a inspirational garden that feeds and sustains over 360 families!
BUY NOTHING DAY SPECIAL SCREENING (tags)
-Celebrate Buy Nothing Day with two kick-ass, anti-capitalist sci-fi gems! -Enjoy this free screening under the stars at one of LA’s greatest treasures: The South Central Farm! -Avoid the shopping malls! Avoid your annoying family on the holidays!
Concert for the South Central Farm (tags)
Zach de la Rocha, Members of Ozomatli, Quetzal and others join 350 Families in South L.A. to Defend Community Farm Concert to save the community farm @ 41st & Alameda. Nov. 22nd event will mobilize the community in Support of the South Central Farmers
From South Central to Palestine: Land Confiscation knows no borders (tags)
Making connections between South Central and Palestine
Why the South Cent (tags)
The time is NOW--the urgency is BOILING over, to make a stand for LAND and DIGNITY.
The South Central Community Garden (tags)
The South Central Community Garden in Los Angeles, CA, a 360-plot, 14-acre urban oasis, is scheduled to be demolished and replaced by a warehouse.
Support South Central Farmers on Dia de Muertos (tags)
Dia de Muertos Celebration at the South Central Farm. The event is being put on by the Mujeres Libres Collective and will help bring awareness to the struggle of the South Central Farmers.
ALERT! South Central Farmers in Danger of Being Forcefully Removed (tags)
On October 19, the Superior Court of the state of California declined to hear the petition of the South Central Farmers against the city of Los Angeles, and the real estate developer, Ralph Horowitz.
South Central Framers Friends and Neighbors Day (tags)
October 1, 3:00 pm South Central Farmers Feeding Families Friends and Neighbors Day
Endangered South Central community farm--meeting tomorrow (9-14-05) (tags)
Update on endeavor to save urban farm which is scheduled to be destroyed by a developer.
All Power to the People 8/21 South central l.a (tags)
ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE! CONFERENCE AND OPEN FORUM FOR MULTI-RACIAL INTENSIVE ORGANIZING in South Central LA
Conference and open forum for multi-racial intensive organizing. South Central l.a 8/21 (tags)
ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE! CONFERENCE AND OPEN FORUM FOR MULTI-RACIAL INTENSIVE ORGANIZING in South Central LA SUNDAY AUG 21, 3:30PM @ the Southern California Library 6120 South Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90044
Help save the South Central Farm (tags)
“The protection of the health and the safety of the people; the right of people to produce their means of subsistence" -- Lil' Joe
60th Anniversary of the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (tags)
JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM 369 East First Street
Help Save the South Central Framers (tags)
Help Save the South Central Framers
South Central Farmers injunction to save community garden is reversed by Court of Appeals- (tags)
On June 30, 2005, the Court of Appeal reversed the Superior Court’s order granting the preliminary injunction. The South Central Farmers Feeding Families have 40 days from June 30 to petition the California Supreme Court to review the Court of Appeal’s ruling. If the Supreme Court declines to hear the case, the urban garden will be demolished in about three months. Concerned supporters our community is devastated by this result and we need your support. In the same manner that the Zapatista in Chiapas are being attack so will we. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has already begun to dismantle our leadership through low intensity cointel-pro strategies. We need you all to call and write letters to the following people we have attached.....
PACHANGA meeting (tags)
thursday evening, 7/7:30, central location
OC Public Defender (tags)
The OC PubDef is good. Damn good! RE: Garden Grove incident - contact Lewis Clapp, Head of Court - Central Division in Santa Ana
South Central Farmers (tags)
There’s a farm in the middle of the city! A real farm; where people grow food to eat and plants to heal. A place where people feel connected to the earth and to their community.
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.
Our worst fears: Vote Tampering (tags)
By entering a 2-digit code in a hidden location, a second set of votes is created in the Diebold central tabulator, a program installed in 1,000 locations, which controls both paper ballots and touch-screens, each system handling up to a million votes at a time. Full story After invoking the 2-digit trigger, this second set of votes can be changed so that it no longer matches the correct set of votes. The voting system will then read the totals from the bogus vote set. It takes only seconds to change the votes, and to date not a single location in the U.S. has implemented security measures to fully mitigate the risks. It is not too late to do so, and the corrective measures are relatively simple. This program is not "stupidity" or sloppiness. It was designed and tested over a series of a dozen version adjustments, and has been in place for four years.
Oaks and Permaculture in Sacto/San Joaquin Valley (tags)
Dependency on petrochemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides is part of the reason the US military is still in Iraq protecting corporations extracting petroleum from Iraqi oil wells. Growing oaks in the monoculture agribuisiness fields of the San Joaquin valley would help reduce our dependency on the petrochemically derived fertilizers..
BE THE MEDIA (tags)
Organizing is under way to create a new Indymedia Center in the Central Valley. Here are the details about the meetings that have been set up to organize this project.
Los Angeles Unified School District vs the Community of 52nd Place and 53rd Street (tags)
The Los Angeles School District has threatened long time residence and business owners with the law of eminent domain in their desire to remove elderly and poor citizens from their homes in order to build schools and income producing apartments.