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Elephants giving rides at this year’s Minnesota Renaissance Festival were abused, says Ani (tags)
Elephants supplied for rides at this year’s Minnesota Renaissance Festival have been filmed by Animal Defenders International (ADI) being beaten by their handler, Mike Swain, during training. ADI is asking the public not to pay for the elephant rides.
Elephants giving rides at this year’s Colorado Renaissance Festival were abused, says Anim (tags)
ADI is asking the public not to pay for the elephant rides
Kapparot Chicken Slaughter Causes Outrage: Activists Demand Change (tags)
The Jewish annual ritual of kapparot (kaparot) has drawn the anger of animal rights activists in recent years. The annual ceremony slaughters thousands of chickens in a barbaric ritual.
Only 1 Man Keeps Judicial Murder Going In The US (tags)
Voters today can vote out executioner judges Nathan Hecht and other Republicans in Texas, Sharon Kennedy and J French in Ohio, Eric Levinson in North Carolina
Voters In 3 States Can Remove Serially Killing Judges (tags)
In Texas, North Carolina and Ohio, voters have the power to remove serially killing judges whose use their gavels and pens as murder weapons
Despite growth in the Philippines, labor underscores systemic failure in rising inequality (tags)
Exclusive growth for exclusive group of wealthiest businessmen.
MayDay4All Coalition May Day March 2014 (tags)
Photos from the May Day march that started in Chinatown.
This Year's Flu Shots Causing Guillain-Barre and Other Lethal Effects (tags)
New quadrivalent flu 'vaccines' shove 4 lethal strains into already overloaded immune systems causing Guillain-Barre and other deaths as CDC falsifies data
Netanyahu and Rohani in Davos (tags)
Where We May Also Place Our Thoughts (tags)
On December 14, 2012 my home state of Connecticut experienced one of the worst school shootings in American history claiming 28 lives all told. Once a rarity, murderous rampages have become an all too common occurrence in American society. Within a week there was another one, and just a couple of weeks prior another. There were at least fourteen spree killings this year in the US alone, and the death toll is no doubt staggering. (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57479989-504083/shooting-sprees-in-2012-crimesider-reports-on-some-of-the-countrys-worst-public-shootings-this-year/) (http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/mass-shootings-map) What we once called “going postal,” something that happened once every few years, not only has become commonplace, but has gone from workplaces, to schools, to shopping centers and beyond.
NY-NJ bridge policeman earns $221,000 (tags)
Wow they sure pay piggies well!
Columbus Day Protested in Southern California (tags)
Report and photos of actions in Santa Barbara and Mission San Juan Capistrano. (Pictured below: demonstrators at Mission San Juan Capistrano in front of a Starbucks--mission-style.)
Grey Staples Memorial Web Page (tags)
This is a web page in honor of Grey Staples who died this year.
NEWS FROM EL SALVADOR (tags)
Los Angeles-- The EPCC News learned from news sources in El Salvador that on Friday, July 30, hundreds students from the University of El Salvador took to the streets, accompanied by professors, staff and other sectors of the social movement. The march, filled with street theater, papier-mâché tanks and a 9-foot gorilla, was a commemoration of the university student massacre that occurred on July 30, 1975. Thirty-five years ago, university students took to the streets to protest military incursions on the Santa Ana campus and the repressive policies of the military dictatorship in power at the time.
Trying To Bend Both Ways (tags)
There really isn’t any way to say you stand staunchly against a position if you hope to remain credible for long - not in the eyes of the public. It’s like a person claiming to be fasting from food for the greater good passionately and openly, but then getting caught feasting on barbeque spare ribs and lo mein at the Chinese restaurant on the opposite side of town. It’s like the person claiming to be against drugs getting videotaped selling crystal meth. It’s like the human rights activist businessman getting caught using child labor. Whether to the right or the left of the political spectrum no one likes it.
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.?
Filipino Americans Nationwide Stand Up Against War and Occupation-- March 20, 2010 (tags)
As the invasion of Iraq enters its eighth year, the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (Alliance Philippines) expresses their solidarity with the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, the Philippines and every place there are occupying US forces. “Ordinary people are rallying across the country and around the world demanding an end to wars of aggression and longstanding imperialism”, says New York-based Ugnayan Interim Spokesperson Chevy Evangelista. Queens-based organizations Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (Linking the Children of the Motherland) and Damayan Migrant Workers Association as well California-based organizations, Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB, Pro People Youth) Los Angeles and San Diego, are urging Filipino and other immigrant communities to join coordinated DC/West Coast anti-war rallies on Saturday, March 20, 2010.
Call For Workshops and Sponsors: 2nd Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair Jan. 24th 2010 (tags)
Ways to get involved with this year's Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair.
Schwarzenegger's budget is an oil spill, off the California Coast (tags)
California Governor Schwarzenegger proposes to help fill California's $19 bilion budget hole by extending new oil drilling leases off the coast of Santa Barbara, but the leases only $100 million this year. But, he refuses to tax extant oil drilling, which would net $1 billion, 1/19th of the shortfall, this year.
Competing Ideologies: Davos v. Belem (tags)
alternate ideological views
Buy Nothing Day Organizers Confront the Economic Meltdown Head On (tags)
The economy should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing creativity and self-realization. Bailing out speculators while ignoring the imperatives of reducing working hours and building community centers is a blindness.
VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATIONS TO BE HELD NATIONWIDE FROM NOV. 6-11, 2008 (tags)
“Despite delays in passing the Filipino Veterans benefits and equity bill in the US Congress this year, the Filipino American community is highly hopeful the reconciled bill will pass this year. This will be the focus of the Veterans Day commemoration nationwide from Hawaii to Washington DC ” JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia boldly announced this optimistic prediction.
ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR THE 8th ANNUAL VETERANS DAY PARADE IN HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN LA NOV.8 (tags)
It’s all systems go for the 8th Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) 8th VETERANS DAY PARADE and Community Fair NOVEMBER 8, 2008, in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles. “Despite delays in passing the Filipino Veterans equity bill in the US Congress this year, the Filipino American community is highly hopeful the reconciled bill will pass this year. This will be the focus of the 8th Veterans Day parade.” JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia boldly announced this optimistic prediction. The march and Community Fair will be held at LAKE STREET PARK,227 N. Lake St. Los Angeles, CA 90026. The Veterans Day festivities had three parts: The first part is the commemorative rites that starts at 10;30 AM at the veterans memorial with an ecumenical mass and wreath laying ceremonies.
Santa Barbarians Plan To Reclaim The Streets This Halloween (tags)
This Halloween, there will be The Second Annual Reclaim The Streets Masquerade Ball in Downtown Santa Barbara - and you're all invited.
Gen. Ochoa is daydreaming of victory against the NPA (tags)
Gen Ochoa of the 3rd ID Phil Army (PA) once again is "flying in the clouds" when he said that the "insurgency problem" will end in 2008. His braggings are the same with the illusions of the generals during the Marcos dictatorship up to the Estrada regime. He only wants to entertain the officials of the 302nd and 303rd Bde that their promotions will be affected because of the AFP's failures to hit their target-objectives in destroying the revolutionary movement in Negros being the priority of Oplan Bantay Laya (OBL2) II in the whole of Western Visayas. In three quarters of this year, the AFP has no significant breakthrough in their counter-revolutionary campaign. Surely by the last quarter of this year, they wil reap nothing but failures.
Obama, at Last! (tags)
With Barack Obama having won the Democratic Presidential nomination, he'll face a well-established Republican attack machine and propaganda apparatus within the corporate media. This editorial in the July 2008 Zenger's Newsmagazine also argues that progressives should support Obama, but keep the pressure on him by street activism to make sure he doesn't cop out and govern as the moderate, pro-corporate Democrat Bill Clinton was.
Weekend of Peace, love, & Music - Jazz Reggae Festival at UCLA MAY 25-26 (tags)
MAY 25 - 26 The 22nd Annual Jazz Reggae Festival at UCLA will be a landmark weekend of peace, love and music!
AFP High Fallutin Blusters, Empty Threats (tags)
The US-Arroyo Regime in its first command conference January this year with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), claimed that that it dismantled 13 guerrilla fronts of the revolutionary movement in 2007 and are set to dismantle 30 more this year. This is contrary to open admission made by the head of the AFP's military operations, Maj. Gen. Joji Leo Fojas, that only three guerrilla fronts have been dismantled, as of October last yea
Not Roses - PEACHES! The full story of the pre-parade parade! (tags)
The Full Story of the Pre-Parade Run for Peachy Impeachmen!
Equity bill moved to ’08, vets dismayed (tags)
So near, yet so far.With two Republican senators continuing to block the bill getting a floor vote, Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), chairman of the committee on veterans affairs, has decided to hold action on the bill with the equity pension provision until February or March next year, Filipino World War II veterans leaders have learned.
Pesante-USA Marks International Human Rights Day (tags)
The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA a human rights, Filipino peasant advocacy and environmental network in the United States, is one with all well meaning people in marking International Human Rights Day, December 10,2007. The Filipino peasant bear the brunt of repression under the corrupt and fascist US- Arroyo regime. Of the recorded 887 victims from 2001 until this year, 516 victims came from the downtrodden Filipino peasantry. The US-Arroyo regime had been so callous and brazen in its fascist acts that it can be compared to the US-Marcos Dictatorship for its cruelty.
Iraq: Looking Back: 'Internationally Sponsored Genocide' (tags)
As you know, when I was here in April/May 1992, I thought things could get no worse. Yet in July this year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations note in a Report: '..with deep regret', all the: 'pre-famine indicators being in place'. Further that an appreciable proportion of the population now had less calorific intake than the most famine stricken parts of Africa.
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.
Arctic Ice Shrinking AND Thinning - Reports (tags)
A research team from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, part of the University of Colorado at Boulder published their report of the annual 'Arctic Ice Minimum' last week which tells the extent of the summer melting. It broke the previous record set in '05, but it did so by a huge margin. The area that melted this year is 26% more than the '05 record.
Moondance International Film Festival (tags)
The Colombian Film director and award winning screenwriter Sophia von Wrangell is comming to Moondance! She will lecture on Dramaturgy of Film on Saturday.
LABOR DAY SCORECARD 2007 (tags)
New “Surge” For Immigrant Rights in the Senate in the Offing? (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) warmly welcomes the statement of Senator Alan Specter, ranking Republican supporter of immigration reform that he and six other lawmakers are ready to reopen and start the debate on immigration reform when the Senate opens September. In an interview with CNN today, August 7 at 2:00AM with anti-immigrant anchor Lou Dobbs, Specter laments that the comprehensive immigration reform act was not passed in the Senate this year. He said he was hopeful that the debates will rekindle the interest and will make the lawmakers informed about the need to pass this law.
Property/Casualty Insurance Industry Losing Steam as it Faces Increasing Threats of Terror (tags)
This year’s prediction is more ominous. Climate forecasters are not very optimistic either as they expect 10 hurricanes will hit the United States this year and half of those will be major storms. Fears of major terrorist offensive this summer were raised with the recent car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow.
Leaflet Sicko for Single Payer Healthcare (tags)
Let's keep the ball rolling to pass California's SB 840 for single payer this year and have it become law by leafletting Sicko at movie theaters throughout California.
Public Terror: Escalating the War on Migrants (tags)
The mass public assault on the May 1st rally and a public raid on migrants at a shopping mall in Chicago shortly before May 1st mark a brutal and highly public escalation in the ruling class's war on migrants. Increased resistance like the upcoming May 17th march to MacArthur Park is exactly what the situation calls for.
Thousands March In A Day Without Latinos (tags)
Story on "Thousands March In A Day Without Latinos"
Surge in Temperature Astounds Climate Researchers in the U.K (tags)
This year will be Britain's warmest since records began, say scientists.
Transgender Day of Remembrance - SPEAKERS 2 (tags)
11/20/06 DOR part 5
Transgender Day of Remembrance - SPEAKERS (tags)
11/20/06 DOR - PART 4
Transgender Day of Remembrance: THE NAMES (tags)
11/20/06 part 3 - READING OF THE NAMES
Transgender Day of Remembrance - MARCH (tags)
11/20/06 DOR - part 2 The march went from MCC-LA in West Hollywood down Santa Monica Blvd. to Matthew Shepard Square, where there was a rally
Transgender Day of Remembrance (tags)
November 20, 2006 - Transgender Day of Remembrance
Cash-strapped Palestinians bank on rich olive crop (tags)
Palestininians booming olive harvest gives people hope of a better life
Mexico becomes part of the Amerikan police state! (tags)
Mexico extradites a record 50 fugitives to the U.S. this year
Forest Service Spends Record $1.5 Billion Fighting Wildfires (tags)
Wildfires across the country have burned a record number of acres this year, and with the scorched land comes a record bill, a federal official said Tuesday.
California Election Protection Volunteers Needed (tags)
As you're probably aware, voting rights are still under attack, and we need your help more than ever this year. Many states experienced widespread voter suppression problems in 2004 -- and another election of national significance is just around the corner on November 7.
U.S.-led coalition losing Afghanistan (tags)
Time to "cut and run" - Almost five years after a U.S.-led coalition attacked Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks, experts warn that the country is slipping away.
Are the Filipinos Really United? (tags)
This year, the 4th year commemoration of the Historic Filipinotown district on August 5, 2006 will take the form of the traditional Pilipino “Pistahan “(Community Feast ) in a common Filipino town. Different community as well as private entities have lined-up different program of activities. They will be the sites of the different events that will last the whole day.
Weekend of Resistance Against the Green Scare! (tags)
For the past few years the weekend of June 11 was typically a time when we reflected on Jeff Free Luers' 22.5 year sentence and held events to recognize the anniversary of his incarceration. This year Jeff writes below that he wishes this year to focus on the Green Scare co-defendants. Please plan an event now! It's only 3 months away. And keep reading...
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.
Books of the Year (tags)
Critics name their favourite books of the year 2005
Thousands to Rally to Demand - Closure of Controversial US Army Training School this Weeke (tags)
Mass Convergence at Fort Benning, Georgia November 19-20 to Close School of the Americas
Fear and Health in the U.S. (tags)
The Flu Season is Here, again! Are you going to participate, or not? If you wish to participate this season, you can get a flu shot, if you are a part of the “at risk” population or you can bribe a health care professional into giving (selling) you a shot. ‘ No’, wait, that was last years flu season. This year, we have the “regular” flu (Swine,
We Can Win; Now When We Take a Stand for Human Rights It Means More. . . (tags)
With legislation on the verge of passing to close the "School of the Assassins", the time has come this November to stand up against violence, torture, and war! This Nov. 18-20 we ask that all those who stand for justice and democracy join us at the gates of The U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC), in Fort Benning, Georgia. In November of 1989, 14-yr old Cecilia Ramos, her mother, and 6 Jesuit Priests were murdered by a Salvadoran Death Squad attempting to instill fear in anyone who raised their voice against El Salvador's military. This November - as the 15th anniversary of the SOA Watch movement and support for legislation HR 1217 on the verge of closing the school - we need YOU, your family and friends, to join us at the gates in Fort Benning to end the violence and demand justice and freedom.
US Restrictions Affect Sales to Cuba (tags)
US Restrictions Affect Sales to Cuba
Facts? We don't need any stinkin' facts! (tags)
From Social Security to terror attacks, from pollution caps to casualties, Bush has used "fuzzy math" to cover up his financial interests. Never forget he is an oilman.
Artist Gets Creative with Fundraising (tags)
Cuts in funding for the Arts and almost non-existent resources for individual artists in the United States, has lead Santa Monica based artist/painter Barbara Kolo to seek alternative methods. The artist has opened an online store with Cafepress to help sponsor her invitation to the 2005 Florence Biennale (Biennale Internazionale Dell”Arte Contemporanea) this December in Italy.
BTL:5th Annual World Social Forum Tackles Global Justice Issues (tags)
Interview with Njoki Njehu, director of the 50 Years is Enough Network, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Bush's War on the Rocks (tags)
Whatever the president says, things are going from bad to worse in Iraq and in the “War” on Terror. If the voters are paying attention, it may cost him the election next week.
October 22nd Coalition Against Police Brutality (tags)
More than 500 people showed up at the annual protest against police brutality. In 2002 the numbers were much higher. Last year many people could not make it because of the bus strike, and this year many people were busy, I suppose, with the coming election. In 2005 and 2006 thought, the October 22nd Coalition Against Police Brutality will be held respectively on Saturday and Sunday. Many people who could not otherwise attend this protest because of commintments at work or at school will come massively in the streets to protest the increasingly oppressing police state backed by fascist legislations such as the Home Land Security Law. We’ll see you there, and we’ll rock the house! Below find 10 images about this year event.
Why Should Greens Vote Kerry? (tags)
This year is the year for Greens to vote for a Democrat. This will make us more relevant in the future and will send the right message to Republicans. Go too far and we'll even help Democrats win.
9/19: Los Angeles DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 7) (tags)
Teacher/Student Day: Students and Teachers gather to support Higher Education
COLORS HAVE BEEN APPROVED AGAIN (tags)
Motorcycle gangs with colors have been approved again by me, Albert Kada, future military dictator of the US, and world's foremost military and political advisor.
West Coast G8 Regional Mobilization in San Francisco (tags)
Call for a regional mobilization against the G8 in San Francisco, June 2004.
Announcing 37 Scholarships in Authentic Journalism (tags)
From July 30th to August 8th, 2004, the Narco News J-School Comes to Cochabamba and the Coca-Growing Chapare Region of Bolivia...
BTL:Global AIDS Pandemic Spreading at Alarming Rate While... (tags)
...Bush Administration Impedes Access to Life-Saving AIDS Treatment * Interview with Salih Booker, executive director of Africa Action, conducted by Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Backyard terrorism (tags)
The US has been training terrorists at a camp in Georgia for years - and it's still at it
National Security or Skin Cancer? (tags)
The US military is one of largest users worldwide of CFCs. They have exempted themselves from the worldwide ban. Must be something about national security...
Petition to Howard Dean for Clarification of Stance on I/P Conflict (tags)
Time to corner and expose the "good Doctor"
Media Leviathan, U.S. Intelligence Form Secret Cabal (tags)
A quiet gathering of the media’s top elites to discuss mergers, with a keynote address by the head of the CIA, escaped mention in the mainstream press.
Crop Circle Update 7-2-2003 (tags)
Crop Circles continue to appear in fields around the world, yet the mainstream press' treatment is basically nonexistent.
33rd Annual Los Angeles LGBT Pride Parade & Festival (tags)
June 21-22 West Hollywood, California A community as diverse as the rainbow fills Santa Monica Blvd. Freedom from persecution and the right to the pursuit of happiness has been a long time coming. The Supreme Court’s ruling this week, striking down anti-gay law in Texas, would not have been possible with a Bush appointed court.
ACTION ALERT: Academy Awards Peace Action (tags)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has enacted an unofficial blacklist of Hollywood stars, who will not be allowed to speak and "use the Awards as a platform to air anti-war views." Please come out and show your support for those in our entertainment community who have demonstrated the strength and courage to risk their careers and speak out for peace.
leaked photos of terrorism suspects causes stir (tags)
The Pentagon today was investigating to find out who took and released photographs of terror suspects as they were flown in heavy restraints to the high-security prison in Cuba.
POLICE ABUSE RALLY OCT. 22ND 2PM (tags)
AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY MARCH
POLICE ABUSE RALLY OCT. 22ND 2PM (tags)
AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY MARCH
POLICE ABUSE RALLY OCT. 22ND 2PM (tags)
POLICE ABUSE RALLY
WEF Protest Documentary Reviewed by Film Threat (tags)
The independent film web site Film Threat has just posted a review of the documentary short film "Protest! The WEF in NYC", a video chronicle of the protest march and rally that took place earlier this year.
TRANSGENDERS JOIN MARCH AGAINST HATE BEFORE ANNUAL UNITY FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND (tags)
Los Angeles Transgenders will kick off LA's Annual Pride Week with a barbecue and March Against Hate this Friday in West Hollywood, before hosting their 3rd annual Trans Unity Festival at Hollywood's Gay & Lesbian Center Village all day Saturday.
National Conf. on Organized Resistance (tags)
The fifth annual NCOR will be held Jan 26-27 at American University in Washington, DC. There will be over 50 workshops, free lunch and childcare, and registration is only $10. Over 1,000 activists expected for this weekend of discussion, planning and protest- don't miss out!
7,000,000 go hungry in C.A. (tags)
UN World Food Program report
Bush Reps to Push for 'Fast Track' Trade Authority (tags)
Bush wants to kill the planet, and the non-millionaires just that much faster!!!
Los Alamos - The Cradle of Nuclear Weapons (tags)
Anniversary protest of the bombing of Nagasaki/Hiroshima calls for a shutdown of the Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory in New Mexico.
Los Alamos, New Mexico - Cradle of Nuclear Weapons (tags)
Anniversary protest of the bombing of Nagasaki/Hiroshima calls for a shutdown of the Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory in New Mexico.