Working on this new server in php7...
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

View article without comments


by mediaman Friday, Jun. 29, 2001 at 11:26 AM

Local news in San Diego labeling the protest there as "Biofizzle"

One local news radio has labeled the San Diego protest effort as Biofizzle 2001, citing little to no real display of organized opposition to the biotech message. Except for Sunday's march, which demonstrator organizors claim 1,500 attended but the actual count was less than 1,000, the protest location in front of the Convention Center was largely empty throughout the week. Protestors, very frustrated by the miniscule turnout were quick to cite the large police presence and also claimed widespread harassment or brutality as being a deterrent for people to attend. Most claims have been unsubstantiated and the overwhelming response from San Dieagans has been in support of the police presence. Several polls place overall acceptance of the police response at over 80% in the excellent catagory. Convention insiders claim the weeklong convention brought San Diego over 25 million dollars in tourism revenue. Most claim this easily justified the 2.5 million the city has reportedly spent on the police response. "A tenfold return on investment made the expense money well spent," one Convention official has said.

The convention event, will probably not go down as much of a showcase event for the demonstrator, who have already set their sights on other events planned in other cities.


Report this post as:

3 million alone in police overtime

by crash Friday, Jun. 29, 2001 at 11:52 AM

The right wingers are already trying to justify their commando operation. The whole thing was absurd. They could have done the job with 1/4 of the operation. I'd love to know the real figures for their operation. I doubt the city made anything.

Report this post as:

Do polls supporting police abuse justify it?

by Dallas B Friday, Jun. 29, 2001 at 11:56 AM

I wonder what the level of support for the Nazis In Germany during WWII was?

Report this post as:

Jokers to the left of me, jokers to the right

by Kalei Friday, Jun. 29, 2001 at 3:57 PM

Everbody is trying to justify their actions (or inaction)

Who really cares how many were out to protest. The fact that people came out is a victory.

There were no significant reports of violence by the police or protestors.

If the taxpayers want to allow the police to put this kind of effort into "protecting" the city and the rights of be it.

If someone has a problem with that...protest.

But, don't just protest when a convention comes to town. If you truly believe in your cause, you should be out there on a regular basis, making your point. Whether it is anti-bioengineering or police presence.

If you don't, my opinion is that you are just playing up to the media.

Report this post as:

© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy