Occupiers, Stop Using Consensus! (tags)
Consensus process (the idea that a group must strictly adhere to a protocol where all decisions are unanimous) is the absolute worst idea that has ever been introduced to the activist community.
South Coast Advocate (tags)
Action Alert to Oppose the Elimination of an Oversight Committee which has reported on jail management issues impacting the homeless and excessive use of force/ abrogation of Fourth Amendment rights of the homeless.
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).
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).
Occupy Riverside October 3, 2011 (tags)
RIVERSIDE (California) - The revolution, having recently broken out in New York, has now begun to spread to other cities. Inspired by our newly-free sisters and brothers in nearby Los Angeles, who recently liberated areas surrounding corruption-filled City Hall, citizens of Riverside met tonight for a general assembly to plan to emancipate areas of their city through occupation and take further action against the 1% of humanity that perpetrates inequality and disgrace.
Fullerton City Council Votes to Develop Coyote Hills (tags)
Fullerton City Council votes (under fear of lawsuit by Chevron?) to allow Chevron to develop West Coyote Hills with more suburban sprawl. However, the last bit of ecosystem in northern Orange County can still be saved, Friends of Coyote Hills have a referendum to oppose the city council vote and needs your signature!
Proposed Budget defunds HIV Meds for Inmates (and more) (tags)
On May 14, 2010, Governor Schwarzenegger released his 2010/2011 budget revision, commonly referred to as the “May Revise”. The May Revise is an updated budget proposal based on California’s most recent revenue estimates and policy proposals. The 2010/2011 budget revision attempts to address California’s ongoing economic difficulties, including a projected budget gap of $19.9 billion. The Governor is seeking to fill the gap through a combination of expenditure cuts ($12.4 billion), federal funds ($3.4 billion), alter‐native funding ($1.3 billion) and fund shifts and loans ($2.1 billion).
Unions and Patients Demonstrate to Denounce Schwarzenegger Cut Proposals (tags)
Caregivers and the Cared For Gather to Protest in Downtown L.A.
ACLU attorney interviewed on KPFK about Coyotl Tezcatlipoca's case (tags)
Belinda Escobosa Helzer, an ACLU attorney representing Coyotl Tezcatlipoca, talks about his case on the KPFK program, Uprising, on Monday, September 24, 2007.
AJLPP / CDIR Rejects New Immigration Proposals as Anti-Immigrant, Anti- Family Reunificat (tags)
The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) vehemently oppose the US Senate proposals that will turn 12 million immigrants into “guest workers” and scrap the family reunification laws that should unite and not separate families. The new US senate taunted proposals that constitutes a far-reaching change in the immigration system that would admit future arrivals seeking to put down roots in the U.S. based on their skills, education levels and job experience, limiting the importance of family ties.
As Opposition to 'Blackwater West' Grows, Author of Bestseller Blackwater Tours CA (tags)
As Local Residents and Their Congressman Move to Block Plans for ‘Blackwater West’ in California, Jeremy Scahill Author of NY Times Bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army Launches Book Tour Across State April 26th – May 5th
SOUTH CENTRAL FARM: Annenberg Foundation Makes Offer to Developer to Buy Land (tags)
The Annenberg Foundation made a surprise announcement today that they have made a proposal directly to developer Ralph Horowitz to buy the land on behalf of the farmers.
Costa Mesa Police Cheif quits amidst illegal immigration controversy ! (tags)
PD chief denying heat over ordinance was the reason even though timing and previous statements would seem to indicate otherwise.
Minuteman Mayor's ICE Cracks In Costa Mesa Immigration War (tags)
Reeling from pointed public comments and revealing testimony from police Chief John Hensley, Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor tried but failed to silence fellow City Council member Katrina Foley as she attacked his proposal to use police as immigration law eLooking upnforcers under the auspices of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor's ICE proposal melts away under scrutiny (tags)
Police Chief John Hensley, the city's top cop, offered testimony which contradicted many of the things that Mansoor has been saying about the ICE proposal. Under tough questioning, Hensley not only admitted that the Mayor's scheme wouldn't have any impact upon "illegal immigration," but said there aren't enough "facts" to suggest it will do anything to fight crime.
Costa Mesa Resident Sues City After His Arrest During Costa Mesa Council Meeting (tags)
ACLU/SC Files Suit After Arrest, Beating of Speaker at Costa Mesa Council Meeting
Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor slammed with federal civil rights lawsuit (tags)
“We filed this lawsuit to help ensure that the Costa Mesa government maintains a forum for all types of discussion and debate and that residents do not fear that if they are opposed to something they will be arrested and beaten for speaking their mind.”
Protest Costa Mesa City Council 1/17 (tags)
COLLECTIVO TONANTZIN’S RESPONSE TO ARREST OF COYOTL TEZCALIPOCA - TODAY @ 6 pm! (tags)
Collectivo Tonantzin and supporters will hold a press conference to address concerns about the arrest of Coyotl Tezcalipoca and state of affairs in Costa Mesa.
FRI, DEC 23, 05: MARCH AND PROTEST ATTACK ON IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! COSTA MESA (tags)
Protest against Costa Mesa proposal leading to empowerment of it's police and the deportation of immigrants!
Writing L.A.'s Wrongs with a "No Kill" Shelter Proposal (tags)
Los Angeles kills 30,000 – 50,000 of our dogs and cats at our city shelters each year for an annual cost of $14 million dollars. Not only does this turn our city's animal "shelters" into death houses, at great expense, it is entirely unnecessary.