New anti-solitary confinement petition to CA Gov. Brown (tags)
Please sign the petition to California Governor Jerry Brown: Stop the abuse of solitary confinement in CA prisons!
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.
Isabel Avila's "Parallel Worlds" at the Vincent Price Art Museum (tags)
In her first solo exhibit, photographer (and contributor to LA IndyMedia) Isabel Avila explores the dual identities of Native American and Mexican American cultures, emphasizing people active in their communities. Avila's photographs, taken over the last few years, are complimented by video discussions, many featuring her photo subjects but also additional people, including Gloria Arellanes, one of the early Brown Berets and member of the Tongva community. (Excerpts of these dialogs can be found further down in this article.) The free exhibit is currently at the Vincent Price Museum through December 8. It will then then relocate to Rancho Cucamonga's Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art and run from January 22 – March 16, 2013. (Location details within the article.)
Letter to Governor Jerry Brown from immigrant youth led groups across California (tags)
Governor Brown: Sign the TRUST Act! Don't sign a symbolic driver’s license bill.
DREAMers confront Sheriff Baca on Deportations, 6 arrested (tags)
Thursday, September 6, 2012
LOS ANGELES - While other immigrant rights organizations were getting bogged down in DACA paperwork1--many of them charging for the service--the DREAMers, never content to rest on their laurels despite their enormous accomplishment, realized the necessity of advancing the movement. Over ten years of organizing has made them masters of political strategy, timing being their forte. And last Thursday was no exception.
California Calls for Austerity for Disabled Children (tags)
In the Budget Proposal for 2012-2013, Governor Jerry Brown proposes to defund California Children's Services' Medical Therapy Program by establishing harsh and restrictive financial requirements for the families of the disabled children who rely on this vital service.
The Unions, the Millionaires Tax, and the Road to Success (tags)
This winter the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) sent tremors of hope through its ranks by announcing it was going to spearhead an attempt to place an initiative on the California ballot — appropriately called the “Millionaires Tax” — that would raise taxes only on millionaires (3 percent on those making more than $1 million; 5 percent on those making more than $2 million).
Santa Barbara's War on the Poor: Report from the Front (tags)
Activist/ rights advocate crusades against "obstructionism" and Republican chicanery as Santa Barbara City attempt to disrupt County's South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee.
Fullerton College Walks Out (tags)
A group of Fullerton College students walk to the office of Assemblyman Chris Norby (R-Fullerton) to demand a special election on tax extensions that would help close a $25 billion dollar state budget deficit.
Assemblymember Atkins Warns Queer Democrats on State Budget Cuts (tags)
California State Assemblymember Toni Atkins spoke to the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club February 24 and warned of two approaching deadlines coming up in the state legislature's budget deliberations: March 6, the ending of the special budget session called by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; and March 10, the last day the legislature can vote to call a special election to extend the current state sales tax rates and vehicle licensing fees so that current Governor Jerry Brown's budget, which calls for $12.5 billion in spending cuts, can be enacted. Without that — and so far the Republican minority in the legislature has held firm to block any vote on the tax issue, which requires support from 2/3 of both houses of the legislature even to make it to the ballot — Brown and the Democratic majority will have to make $12.5 billion more in spending cuts, which will virtually end California state spending on health and welfare and eviscerate the state's already underfunded education system.
Education crisis in California (tags)
After several years of continuous budget cuts, California’s schools are in dire straits. The state superintendent of public instruction, Tom Torlakson, went so far as to call it a “state of financial emergency.” Newly re-elected Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget, however, includes widespread cuts to higher education and social services in an attempt to close the $25.4 billion deficit. Inequality in California is so staggering that the wealth of the richest Californian, Lawrence Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, estimated at $27 billion, would eliminate the entire state deficit.
Oppose Brown’s cuts in California! Education must be a social right! (tags)
In his latest budget, California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, is proposing drastic cuts that will affect the lives of students and workers throughout the state, including $1.4 billion in cuts to higher education. The net wealth of the 19 richest Californians is more than ten times the entire amount of proposed budget cuts!
Right-wing Democrat takes California governor’s office, demands “sacrifice (tags)
The inauguration speech of right-wing Democrat Jerry Brown, in which he callously boasted of the harshness of his austerity budget and demanded “sacrifice,” amounted to a declaration of war by the new governor of California against the state's working population.
3 Days to Vote: Yes on 19, 21, 24, 25, Peace & Freedom or Green (tags)
As the World Socialist Website states below, there is a right-wing consensus in the governor's race between the Democrats and Republicans, one capitalist party with millionaire candidates. You can break that fascist attack on the workingclass by voting Peace & Freedom or Green and Yes on 19, 21, 24 and 25.
Democrat Boxer Opposes Prop 19; P&F Feinland Supports Prop 19 (tags)
Democrats Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, Attorney General and candidate for Governor Jerry Brown and Democrat Obama's drug czar Gil Kerlikowski oppose Proposition 19 while all Peace & Freedom Party and its candidate for US Senate Marsha Feinland and Green Party candidates support Prop 19 which ends the prohibition on marijuana, thus ending the police state and its prison-concentration camp system. Are you still registered Democrat?
Nazis attack antiracists in Riverside (tags)
Saturday, May 29, 2010
RIVERSIDE, California - In the latest anti-fascist action to occur in this conservative inland city , a small group of anti-fascists planned to out Jeff Hall, the California "commander" of the Michigan-based National Socialist Movement (NSM), outside of his house. They were violently confronted by about thirty Nazis, who brandished firearms and threatened the safety of the demonstrators.
39th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium: "Still Here, Still A Force" (tags)
Saturday, August 29, 2009
EAST LOS ANGELES--Thirty-nine years ago, a statewide series of demonstrations by Chicanos and Chicanas against the wars in Southeast Asia culminated in a police riot and the assassination of Los Angeles Times and KMEX journalist Rubén Salazar. Today, members of the Chicanx community and activists of all stripes commemorated the day's fateful events with music, poetry, teatro, and speakers.
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.
Brown Berets to lead march against the Riverside County Sheriffs (tags)
Brown Beret, mother of three, shot in the back by a Riverside County Sheriff. A vigil, press conference and march has been scheduled.
Laguna Beach Contractor Sued By State For Employee Rip-off (tags)
According to the AG “Interwall employed a sophisticated and heartless scheme, involving multiple businesses, to cheat its employees out of overtime and mandatory break periods
The Hate Equation:Targeting Migrant Children in LA (tags)
The May 1 police riot in Mac Arthur Park sent a deliberate political message and was part of a larger pattern of attacks targeting Brown children and families.
Open Letter to Mayor Villaraigosa (tags)
We, the undersigned, demand the immediate resignation of Mark Brown from the office of the City Attorney. Mark Brown (Bar # 60683), during the course of the last three years, has taken a central role in writing ordinances that unfairly oppress and harass hardworking people of the city of Los Angeles.
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:
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
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.
Black Brown Unity - Press Conferences (tags)
“Don’t just boycott – Shut it Down!”
Black & Brown Unity Summit (tags)
An estimated 100 people gathered for an ethnic unity event entitled: ‘Black and Brown Unity: Towards a Common Agenda’. The event included a panel discussion involving church clergy, college professors, labor organizers, community workers,, and a Santa Monica High School student.
Community Police Review Commission to be briefed on Riverside Police Department shooting (tags)
A mentally ill Black man is shot by a Riverside Police Department officer, while on the ground.
On the Set of Walkout (a new film debuting on cable TV) (tags)
"In those times, people were energized, and they were more intellectual. People were processors of information, whereas today you don't see a lot of that." -- David Sanchez, former leader, The Brown Berets
Global Women's Strike/LA Action Highlights Katrina & Other Global Warming Survivors (tags)
“Everything was calm. I had just gone from the sofa into the kitchen. That’s when the water came gushing in. I saw my little dog, Queenie, struggling to get up on the sofa. I grabbed her up, but the water kept rising; it was up to my neck by the time we got out...” - Gloria Brown, Katrina survivor.
Recently released: DAs Report on the Devin Brown Shooting (tags)
DAs Report on the Devin Brown Shooting
LAPD beating of Minister Tony Muhammed/The Killing of 13-year old Devin Brown by LAPD (tags)
Discussion: Minister Tony Muhammed, of the Nation of Islam, was badly beaten by the LAPD last week. We will also discuss our continued struggle to have the police officer who shot and killed 13-year Devin Brown, fired from the LAPD.
Governor Arnold’s Racist Minutemen and Bush’s Wars (tags)
We have seen this all before! If these minisculemen were men at all they would have already enlisted and be patrolling the mean-streets of Baghdad, Mosul and Sadr City. All of them 17-39 years old could have enlisted. SUPPORT the WAR? ENLIST NOW!
Devin Was 13...and the Police Killed Him (tags)
In the quiet of 4:00 on a Sunday morning, in the darkness, alone in the front seat of a car, the short, sweet life of Devin Brown was ended in a violent burst of gunfire. A night-riding Los Angeles police officer stood near the car he was in. It took him seconds to draw his gun and fire: Five shots. Then five more. Half of them struck and killed the boy in the car. Devin Brown was 13.
A.N.S.W.E.R.-LA STATEMENT ON THE LAPD KILLING OF DEVIN BROWN (tags)
Stand against racism here and abroad! Stop police brutality! The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism), Los Angeles, condemns unconditionally the Los Angeles Police Department for the brutal murder of Devin Brown, and all acts of latent and racist brutality against the people of Los Angeles.
LAPD Pump 10 Shots into 13-Year-Old (tags)
13-year-old gunned down by LA-COPS. PHOTO of the boy: Devin Brown LINK TO THIRD ARTICLES BELOW: http://www.baou.com/newswire/main.php?action=recent&rid=20041
LAPD SHOT 13-year-old (tags)
LOS ANGELES - Residents in South Los Angeles reacted to the fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old suspected car thief with shock and anger Monday - and questioned whether it was justified....... http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/10841189.htm?1c
ED ASNER (urgent) 9-11 letter to Peace & Justice groups (tags)
Dedicated celebrity activist encourages immediate shift in focus
General Strike Needed to Stop Lynching of Kevin Cooper (tags)
The pending lynching of Kevin Cooper is a good reminder of the need for a labor general strike not only to abolish the death penalty but also to shut down the prison system, promote education, and kick all of the death penalty Democrat-Republicans out of office.
Outsider Arnold is fast becoming a Sacramento Insider (tags)
The influence of former California Gov. Pete Wilson (Republican) on Schwarzenegger's team is evident. It is heavy on establishment figures and almost devoid of anyone who has been known to challenge the status quo.