fix articles 10665, jim lafferty
12/2-3 LA Binational Conference To Cancel NAFTA and Unite Workers Of Mexico and the US (tags)
A binational conference of US and Mexican workers will be held on Dec 2&3 on the fight to cancel NAFTA and for unity between US and Mexican workers
Raising Money for Killers (tags)
Solidarity Hall Matching Fund (tags)
Local person offers to match donations to IMC with a larger donation to Solidarity Hall.
Ringside @KPFK (tags)
The fix is in for the 2010 KPFK elections. The only question is, who's it in for?
SALVAR A LA RADIO KPFK (tags)
KPFK esta en peligro real de perder su espíritu politico… y convertirse en un KCRW.
KPFK ELECTIONS (tags)
I believe that KPFK is in real danger of losing its political soul.
FILIPINOS DEMANDS LEGALIZATION AND IMMIGRANT RIGHTS (tags)
Last Friday, May 1, International Workers’ Day, women workers, youth and allies of the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (Alliance Philippines) joined the groundswell of immigrants and workers demanding for Obama to deliver on his promise of immigration reform in nationally-coordinated marches. The Alliance Philippines called for full legalization, amnesty, a stop to racist enforcement measures like deportations, detentions and border militarization, full protections for all workers, and an end to US imperialism, the root cause of the Filipino people’s forced migration. “We are here to echo the voices of the 14 million undocumented who are struggling and working hard despite the economic crisis,” said Mona Lunot, nanny, housekeeper and Chairperson of DAMAYAN Migrant Workers Association, in her speech at the concluding rally in New York City. DAMAYAN is a member organization of Alliance Philippines. “Undocumented workers are called ‘aliens.’ But we are the workers who take care of Americans’ homes and children, cook their food, build their houses, and plant the food they eat.” In the Los Angeles, the epicenter of the immigrant rights movement, in the biggest rally more than 30,000 marchers led by the Full Rights For immigrant coalition turned out and marched from Broadway and Olympic intersection around 1;00 PM. Composed mostly of Latino workers and advocates who filled the streets, the militant march overflowed the main streets of LA.
Lessons of May 1, 2009 (tags)
Unity in diversity. Five major coalitions for immigrant rights marched in different parts of the city of Los Angeles, mirrored the differences that united them in 2006. In almost every major city of the United States, workers and immigrants took to the streets to demand legalization and immigration reform. Hundreds of thousands marched and rallied US-wide for May 1 in a militant and defiant show of unity for a call for immigration reforms to the Obama administration. The Labor Front in Turmoil This year, several labor federations banded together to form a single unified union of all unions. Like the old AFL-CIO they want to strengthen the labor front that has been greatly weakened by the division between the AFL-CIO and the Change to Win Coalition.
MORE THAN 60,000 WORKERS/IMMIGRANTS MARCHES FOR MAY 1 IN LA (tags)
Los Angeles-- “ Que Queremos-Legalicacion, Cuando: AHORA! ( What do we want, Legalization, When do we want it; NOW!) This was the slogan that reverberated with more than 60,000 workers and immigrants turned out and marched all over Los Angeles . Meanwhile in major cities and towns hundreds of thousands marched and rallied US-wide for May 1 in a militant and defiant show of unity for a call for immigration reforms to the Obama administration. In the biggest rally for the day, more than 30,000 marchers led by the Full Rights For immigrant coalition turned out and marched from Broadway and Olympic intersection around 1;00 PM. Composed mostly of Latino workers who filled the streets, the militant march overflowed the main streets of LA. At the end of the march they held a rally at Temple and Broadway where a battery of labor leaders, immigrant rights advocates spoke. Among them were AJLPP West Coast Coordinator Arturo Garcia, HERMANIDAD Mexicana laders Raul Murillo and Angelica Corona, ANSWER-LA Preston Wood, Jim Lafferty of the NLG, UTLA President AJ Duffy and Latino Movement USA's Juan Jose Gutierrez gave their speeches at their end program.
60,000 march/rally in LA for May 1 (tags)
More than 60,000 workers and immigrants turned out and marched all over Los Angeles as hundreds of thousands marched and rallied US-wide for May 1 in a militant and defiant show of unity for a call for immigation reforms to the Obama administration. In the biggest rally for the day, more than 30,000 marchers led by the May 1 Full Rights For immigrant coalition turned out and marched from Broadway and Olympic. around 1;00 PM. They held a rally at Temple and Broadway where AJLPP West Coast Coordinator Arturo Garcia, HERMANIDAD Mexicana Raul Murillo and Angelica Corona, ANSWER-LA Preston Wood,Jim Lafferty of the NLG and Latino Movement USA's Juan Jose Gutierrez gave their speeches at their end program.
20,000 People March in L.A. To Demand Overturn Prop. 8! (tags)
Over 20,000 people came from all over Southern California to unite with a single voice to demand civil rights and marriage equality. It was one of the largest--possibly the single largest--pro-LGBT rally in Los Angeles' history. The rally was initiated and led by the ANSWER Coalition and the L.A. Coalition for Equal Marriage Rights.
Sunday 8/10: Evening to Celebrate the Life of Don White (tags)
An Evening to Celebrate the Life of Our Compañero Don White PRESENTE! WHEN: Sunday, August 10th 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM WHERE: Immanuel Presbyterian Church 3300 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles 90010 (Corner of Berendo Street, 2 blocks west of Vermont Avenue)
While Suppresing Voices from UCLA ISSE Students, Jim Lafferty States Their Message Well (tags)
Suppressing Voices from UCLA International Students for Social Equality (ISSE) Students on the Station Listener Web Forum, KPFK General Manager Jim Lafferty Nonetheless Articulates Their Message Well.
Statement opposing anti-China campaign (tags)
We are opposed to the campaign of disinformation and demonization that is targeting the People’s Republic of China (PRC.) The timing of the campaign is linked to China’s hosting of the 2008 Summer Olympics. That the Olympics are taking place in China is of historic significance and great pride to all the country’s people. It was less than six decades ago that China emerged from a century of colonialist humiliation at the hands of the same big powers that are spearheading the China-bashing campaign today. Washington is providing financial, political, diplomatic and propaganda support to the racist demonization effort, supposedly because of concern for “human rights.” This is the same government that is directly responsible for the death of one million Iraqis since 2003. While one out of every three Iraqis have been killed, wounded or displaced since 2003 the US government is eager to have people in the US., especially students, protest any government other than their own. One pretext for the anti-China campaign is the fact that the PRC has trade relations with Sudan. The US wants to overthrow the government of oil-rich Sudan and replace it with a puppet. It has supported “rebel groups” who are prolonging the civil war. The people of the Sudan, who are suffering greatly, are cynically used as a fund raising vehicle by organizations that have raised tens of millions of dollars but have never spent a penny actually helping the people of Sudan, including those who live in the Darfur region.
March 15: 10,000 Protest Iraq War in Los Angeles (tags)
People in Los Angeles Join Global Day of Action to Stop the War
ALL OUT: March 15 Mass Protest in LA (tags)
Join Thousands to Protest the War on its 5th Anniversary - Stop the War NOW!
Free the Cuba Five Billboard in LA Unveiled, February 1, 2008 (tags)
The Free The Cuban Five Billboard along the busy Hollywood Blvd. and Bronson St. was unveiled with a press conference attended by scores of solidarity activists last February 1, 2008. Speakers at the press conference includes Jim Lafferty, Executive Director of the National Lawyers League-Los Angeles Chapter; Blasé Bonpane, Executive Director, Office of the Americas; Gloria La Riva, National Coordinator of Free the Cuba Five; Sheila Esguerra of ANSWER –LA and Arturo P.Garcia of the Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP). Ian Thompson of ANSWER-LA acted as the emcee. For more information about the Free the Cuban Five see www.freethefive.org
Grand Opening: School of the Americas Watch West (part 1) (tags)
“Word began to spread as we researched the school and discovered what we had here was indeed a school of assassins, a school for dictators. These soldiers came here to learn counter insurgency. Who were the insurgency? They were the poor, the religious leaders, labor leaders, and many others. And then when the torture manuals were discovered in the curriculum, that got a lot of front-page coverage. Word began to spread, and our numbers in the movement grew.” -- Father Roy Bourgeois, founder, School of the Americas Watch
S.O.A. vigil Jan 12, 2008 (tags)
The story of the School of the Americas, or School of the Assassins is a disturbing tale of such organized and planned terrorism; one would never believe it was real. Every year in Fort Benning, Georgia the people protest. This year we brought it to LA.
HEARING RED WITHOUT BLACK OR GREEN ANYWHERE
Response to Lila Garrett (tags)
My response to Lila Garret's "HAIL to the Jews"
A Letter from the Interim GM of KPFK (tags)
The current state of KPFK and our commitment to continue providing programming of benefit to the progressive movements in and around Los Angeles
June 24 March-Rally For Immigrants Rights in LA - A Success (tags)
More than 15,000 immigrants and advocates militantly but peacefully marched last Sunday, June 24 in Hollywood to express their sentiments on the ongoing immigrant rights bill in the U.S Congress. Despite the anti-Minutemen rally in south central LA earlier Saturday, threats of ICE raids against immigrants, the oppressive heat and the watchful presence of hundreds of police and county deputies, the more than an hour immigrant rights march occupied more than six blocks from Sunset Street to the rally site at Highland Street in Los Angeles. The April 7 Coalition that led the more than 50,000 mobilization in Los Angeles includes the Latino Movement USA, Hermanidad Mexican National, the ANSWER Coalition and the Coalition in Defense of immigrant Rights (CDIR) and People’s CORE, Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC), UTLA and COFEM led this march rally. Other groups that participated in the march rally were AJLPP, KmB, Gabriela, CHIRLA, Comite Pro Uno, Dream Act Students Coalition, Imigrantes Unid
More than 15,000 Immigrants March-Rallied June 24 (tags)
More than 15,000 immigrants and advocates militantly but peacefully marched last Sunday, June 24 in Hollywood to express their sentiments on the ongoing immigrant rights bill in the U.S Congress. Despite the oppressive heat and under the watchful eyes of hundreds of full armed police and county deputies, the more than an hour immigrant rights march occupied more than six blocks from Sunset Street to the rally site at Highland Street in Los Angeles. Although the march-rally was smaller than the earlier marches and rallies that numbered in tens of thousands, that saw police repression and threats of deportations and raids , immigrants and their advocates marched in militant, peaceful and festive mood
March 17 Protests: Massive Turnout in LA, Across the Country (tags)
Tens of Thousands March on the Pentagon 50,000 in Los Angeles, 40,000 in San Francisco
NLG calls for investigation re: UCLA Campus Police Tasers Student (tags)
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for an independent investigation into the use of a Taser by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Police Department against 23-year-old student Mostafa Tabatabainejad on November 14, 2006. The Guild rejects the use of, and threats to use, Tasers as an excessive use of force and urges an investigation into the incident and UCLA's Taser policy.
Press Conference to Denounce LAPD Brutality (tags)
Say No to Police Brutality Against Immigrant Rights Protestors in Hollywood
Report on Bush Step Down in LA (tags)
Gore Vidal, Bianca Jagger to speak in Los Angeles (tags)
Speakers for January 31 in Los Angeles
AUDIO: Jim Lafferty of the National Lawyers Guild on Pentagon Spying (tags)
A phone interview with Jim Lafferty of the National Lawyers Guild. Jim shares his thoughts on the news of spying by the Pentagon at local anti-war events.
SOCIALISM CONFERENCE IN LA - NOV. 12 (tags)
Join us for a day of Marxist views on the struggle against capitalist exploitation, war, racism and imperialism. Get answers to these questions and more: Is Socialism possible in the U.S.? How can Bush and the ruling class be defeated? What is a revolutionary Marxist party? Learn about the struggle for socialism.
Bomb Threat Stalls OCT22 March (tags)
Breaking News - alleged bomb threat at OCT 22 march against police brutality.
Report From Protest Against Rumsfeld (tags)
Approximately 45 people protested Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld's appearance at the Beverly Hilton hotel today.
Garden Grove Police launch smear campaign against anti-Minutemen protesters (tags)
I wonder how Lt. Handfield would have tried to spin this story if Lafferty had been crushed to death? California state law doesn't give persons driving 3,000 lb. minivans the right to roll over pedestrians, does it?
Help Local Activist: Free Dele Ailemen (tags)
Hal Netkin identified as driver of Minivan that struck persons at Minuteman protest (tags)
The Orange County Register is reporting that Hal Netkin of Van Nuys was the driver of a Minivan that struck three persons who were attending the protest against Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist's appearance at the California Coalition for Immigration Reform meeting in Garden Grove last night..
Where Do We Go From Here -- A Forum in Topanga (tags)
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? A Community Forum to Unite Los Angeles Area Progressives SATURDAY, JANUARY 29TH 2005 AT 2:00 PM THE TOPANGA COMMUNITY HOUSE (1440 North Topanga Canyon Blvd)
SOME THOUGHTS IN MEMORY OF GARY WEBB (tags)
Gary Webb; reporter who broke the CIA-CRACK COCAINE connection story was found dead of an apparant suicide
Jim Lafferty Promotes Racial Hatred on KPFK! (tags)
Jim Lafferty of the "Liar's Guild" should be thrown in jail for inciting racial hatred. He caters to every anti Semitic loony in Los Angeles and the USA.
In Los Angeles-GW Bush Brokers Bloody Bucks for Death (tags)
In Los Angeles-GW Bush Brokers Bloody Bucks for Death
Happy New Year: MTA VOTES FARE INCREASES FOR 2004. (tags)
Los Angeles County's transit board voted 9-4 on May 22 to raise the cost of monthly bus and rail transit passes and fares. The hikes,will take effect Jan. 1, are expected to provide about $40 million in additional revenues .
M30 Mass March and Rally (tags)
A report from todays powerful march and rally.
Flags flying in Hollywood (tags)
Report on Hollywood demo with photo of peace flag juxtaposed on top of US flag
Report on Pico and La Cienega Peace Vigil (tags)
Here is the report I wrote about last weeks vigil at the corner of Pico and La Cienega (every Friday, 5 PM). I hereby put it under the standard Indymedia license (see below for text).
Why didn't the National Lawyers Guild help the people arrested on Saturday at the anti-war (tags)
Why didn't the National Laywers Guild help the people getting arrested? (tags)
Feb. 15,....The Spirit of Los Angeles (tags)
The Heart and Soul of Los Angeles was evident in today’s Peace March and Rally where between 75 and 100 thousand passionate Angelenos took to the streets of Hollwyod to protest what is being dubbed as Bush’s insane and solitary march to war.
Hear Courageous Attorney Lynne Stewart Speak (tags)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 5:30 P.M. HEAR COURAGEOUS PEOPLE'S LAWYER LYNNE STEWART SPEAK ABOUT HER INDICTMENT
e-mail access curtailed? (tags)
la local's hotmail access curtailed under questionable grounds. hotmail nor he clarify what exactly was the nature of the "objectionable material " was
10/27 at Pershing Square (tags)
“I’ve never seen anything like this in my life!” exclaims one African-American man. “Never?” I ask. “No!” he says, “What’s it about?” “It’s against the war.” “Oh,” he nods. “That’s good. The war is bad.”
October 22 - The People's Day (tags)
October 22 was the people's day!
Hundreds Protest At Westwood Federal Building Despite Gov't Order (tags)
"The President says this is not a war against the people of Afghanistan, but it is unimaginable that the attacks we've launched won't result in possibly thousands of innocent deaths among the Afghan people. Our protest today is a fervent plea and demand that not a single innocent life be lost in this widening violence that will probably result in a war of escalating violence around the world." -- Don White, of CISPES.
Westwood Protests Continuing Update (tags)
An ongoing log of information from the anti-war demonstration at the Westwood Federal building.
A DAY FOR PEACE IN WESTWOOD (tags)
Between two and three thousand people gathered at the Federal Building in Westwood, California Saturday, joining in solidarity with the September 29th nation wide protest against the pending war on Afghanistan.
Long Beach arrestees -- the need for open communication (tags)
an urgent plea for uncentralized communication before impending LB Mayday pre-trial hearings.