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Pekudei, Counting, and Israeli Election Polls (tags)

News About Israeli Election Polls And Counting In The Weekly Torah Reading

The challenges of building a united resistance in Duterte’s Philippines (tags)

Three decades after the People Power revolution ended the bloody regime of Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, Asia’s oldest republic is at a crossroads. Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines in June 2016, he has led an extrajudicial killing campaign that has taken over 12,000 lives. Officially cloaked as an anti-crime policy, his “war against drugs” has nevertheless failed to address the genuine roots of the country’s narcotics crisis. It has instead only worsened the situation by victimizing the urban poor at a staggering rate.

Dear District Attorney Jackie Lacey, Prosecute Killer Cops, Signed: Your Constituents (tags)

Dear District Attorney Jackie Lacey, Prosecute Killer Cops, Signed: Your Constituents

Great solidarity action today (tags)

Well over 3 dozen activists showed up to express solidarity with Ahed Tamimi today

Philippines - Why there is nothing Revolutionary about the call for a "Revolutionary Govt" (tags)

Statement of Dr. Walden Bello, National Chairman of Laban ng Masa (Fight of the Masses), Nov 30, 2017

Philippines: Unity Statement by February 25 Coalition (tags)

WE FOUGHT TO BE FREE. WE SAY NEVER AGAIN TO DICTATORSHIP!

Walden Bello: Sanders as US President good for US, Philippines, and Asia (tags)

MANILA - “Bernie Sanders would be good not only for the United States but for the Philippines and Asia,” Walden Bello told the US media after he chatted briefly with the candidate for Democratic Party presidential nomination in Waterloo, Iowa on Sunday, 13 December 2015.

At UN, Archbishop Calls for Puerto Rico Negotiations (tags)

Puerto Rico Archbishop Calls for Negotiated Settlement to Island Debt Crisis. Catholic Leader Asks "Vulture" Funds to Stop Lobbying Congress.

Tax Flight, Tax Avoidance and the Contribution of the Rich to Society (tags)

Multinational businesses cause the greatest losses through tax flight and tax avoidance. Between $21 and $32 trillion are invested in tax havens. Tax flight is a problem for democracy. Without tax revenues, politics renounces on creative possibilities.

Wildlife advocates hope awareness following Cecil’s death will motivate festival (tags)

Supporters of ADI and Animal Rights Coalition will be outside the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Wildlife advocates hope awareness following Cecil’s death will motivate renaissance festiv (tags)

Supporters of ADI and Animal Rights Coalition will be outside the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Greeks Without Choice in Sunday Election (tags)

Greece

Bolivarianism Likely to Triumph in Venezuelan December Parliamentary Elections (tags)

Venezuela

House Rejects Fast Track Authority - For Now (tags)

trade

Raucous Swearing In of Israel's New Ruling Coalition (tags)

Israel

Netanyahu Forms New Racist, Fascist Government (tags)

Israel

Saudis Using US-Supplied Banned Terror Weapons Against Yemeni Civilians (tags)

Yemen

Netanyahu Wins (tags)

Israel

Nestle Continues Stealing World's Water (tags)

While Sacramento has suffered drought, Nestle continues to drain California aquifers and sell the people's water back to them at great profit... under many dozen brand names.

Choice for Palestinians in Israeli Elections: None (tags)

Israel

Farcical Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections (tags)

Ukraine

Arab countries in anti Isis coalition (tags)

Five Arab countries have joined the coalition against ISIS

L.A Supports August 2nd International Gaza Protest Photoset 4 (tags)

Los Angeles Families Join The Chorus of the Outraged Over the latest Gazan Massacres. Photoset 4 of 4

L.A Supports August 2nd International Gaza Protest Photoset 3 (tags)

Los Angeles Families Join The Chorus of the Outraged Over the latest Gazan Massacres. Photoset 3 of 4

L.A Supports August 2nd International Gaza Protest Photoset 2 (tags)

Los Angeles Families Join The Chorus of the Outraged Over the latest Gazan Massacres. Photoset 2 of 4

L.A Supports August 2nd International Gaza Protest Photoset 1 (tags)

Los Angeles Families Join The Chorus of the Outraged Over the latest Gazan Massacres. 4 photosets. one of Four.

Philippines: Freedom from Corruption and Plunder on Independence Day (tags)

On Independence Day, we call upon all Filipinos to take a stand and take back what is rightfully ours.

Challenging the Ruling Economic Orthodoxy: Economics Students Begin to Revolt (tags)

Pete Dolack writes the Systemic Disorder blog. He has been activist with several groups.

MayDay4All Coalition May Day March 2014 (tags)

Photos from the May Day march that started in Chinatown.

Rock, Rap & Speakout vs Poverty, Prisons & War (tags)

For the 15th year marking International Women’s Day in Southern California, on March 8th a warm and sunny Saturday, a mixed race and enthusiastic crowd of approximately 450 women, men, quite a lot of young people, and lots of children gathered for a free concert and speakout at the MacArthur Park Band Shell in Los Angeles.

On National Democracy (tags)

The concept of National Democracy aims to overthrow feudalism and achieve independence from colonialism.

The Left Must Be Ecological (tags)

Nature is our partner and the basis of future survival, not an external, free good or sink. Building a pipeline means abandoning a decent infrastructure. Are people really happy or have they become a little fatalistic?

Palestine's Land Defense Coalition (tags)

Israel

LAPD’s Secret Reporting Getting Public Airing (tags)

LAPD’s Secret Reporting Getting Public Airing

Syrian National Coalition Spurns Peace (tags)

Syria

Trinational Coalition's statement of support for teachers in Mexico (tags)

Trinational Coalition to Defend Public Education-USA template statement and contacts listing to demonstrate support of teachers in Mexico

SAN FRANCISCO: HANDS OFF SYRIA! (tags)

People gathered here on an unusually hot day-for SF- to rally and march in opposition to US plans to stage military attacks on Syria.

Destroying Greece to Save It (tags)

class war

Ministry discovery - "Salmon do not vote" (tags)

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland have found out the fact that salmon do not vote. Jarper Pääkkönen told he secretly taped the salmon concersation he had in The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland. "Several sourced warned, that they (in the ministry) can distort/twist stories...". Does one has to be either a police and a lawyer to succeed in Finland as The Wiesenthal Center know?

May Day 2013 Los Angeles (tags)

Themes of Inclusion, Family Unity and Respect Carry the Day. Photo Set 5 of 5

May Day 2013 Los Angeles (tags)

Themes of Inclusion, Family Unity and Respect Carry the Day. Photo Set 4 of 5

May Day 2013 Los Angeles (tags)

Themes of Inclusion, Family Unity and Respect Carry the Day. Photo Set 3 of 5

May Day 2013 Los Angeles (tags)

Themes of Inclusion, Family Unity and Respect Carry the Day. Photo Set 2 of 5

Los Angeles May Day 2013 (tags)

Themes of Inclusion, Family Unity and Respect Carry the Day. Photo Set 1 of 5

14TH ANNUAL INT'L WOMEN’S DAY EVENT Women Surviving Globally, Surviving in SoCal (tags)

Rally at Downtown Jail.... March to the LAST BOOKSTORE.... Teach In.... under the banner Invest in Life and Welfare, Not War and Prisons!

Israel's Fascist Government (tags)

Israel

KPCC.org Gets School Board Fight Wrong (tags)

KPCC.org has a story about the controversial LAUSD school board race, but they can't even get the combatants right.

Robert D. Skeels: a community candidate for LAUSD School Board (tags)

Bloomberg's $1 Million for the right-wing Coalition for School Reform's corporate slush fund insults District 2 voters. Our community deserves self determination free from outside millionaire interference.

Dominant Israeli Parties Spurn Democracy (tags)

Israel

PHILIPPINES: Workers party-list group petitions SC to overturn disqualification (tags)

The newly-formed workers party-list Partido ng Manggagawa Coalition (PM Coalition) today filed a petition at the Supreme Court seeking to overturn the Commission on Elections resolution disqualifying the group. In its petition, PM also sought a temporary restraining order on the scheduled raffle of party-list names and printing of the ballots in January.

Netanyahu/Lieberman Coalition (tags)

Israel

Philippines: Let’s All Work for a Better Party-List System (tags)

Recently, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) concluded its process of scrutinizing groups that will participate in the 2013 partylist election. It marked the end of a long and arduous process that the poll body has undertaken to cleanse the party-list system of fake partylist groups which have used and abused the system to advance their vested interests.

Navigating Egypt’s Revolutionary Crisis (tags)

As chaos again envelopes Egypt, the revolution is evolving in new directions, along contradictory and confusing channels. It’s tempting to immediately support the “opposition” to the Muslim Brotherhood’s apparent “power grab,” but the situation in Egypt is more complex. The recent events in Egypt are not simply signs of a healthy revolution, they include immediate dangers.

Reconcile and reduce (tags)

Workshop offers in-depth look at federal budget and how to fix it

After Aurora Shooting, Political Cowardice Prevents Revival of Assault Weapons Ban (tags)

Interview with Ladd Everitt, communications director, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Divorce Scuttles Shotgun Likud/Kadmia Wedding (tags)

Israel

Solidarity message from Sydney Stop The War Coalition (tags)

Sydney Stop the War Coalition in Australia extends its solidarity the Philippines Stop the War Coalition and the other groups demanding that your country's Senate not to ratify the Republic of the Philippines-Australia Status of the Visiting Forces Agreement.

Veteran Chicano activist's home raided by agencies (tags)

A veteran Los Angeles Chicano activist is speaking out today after what he says was a joint Sheriff’s Department and FBI raid on his Alhambra home on Tuesday morning. Carlos Montes is one of the original Brown Berets who was a key leader of the Chicano Power movement of the 1960’s and 1970s. He says his current activism in the immigrant rights and international workers solidarity movement has put him back in the crosshairs of federal agents. Montes was arrested in his home during a pre-dawn raid in which authorities confiscated countless photos, documents and even two kaffiyehs. He says the authorities have charged him with illegal possession of a firearm. Pacifica’s Ernesto Arce visited Montes at his home today. He files this report from Los Angeles.

Workers of All Nationalities, Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win (tags)

May Day in LA was another success! Again, workers of all nationalities led by the May Day Coalition in Los Angeles marched along the downtown LA in unity against oppressive capital and the 1% that kept them exploited and oppressed through the years. ... Despite the troubled winds, besides all the other marches, the workers movement remained united. This is the second year that the workers marched under one banner. All despite the machinations of other groups to divide and disperse the movement. The May Day Coalition led the LA march. It militantly demonstrated maturity and force by demanding legalization and fighting back. During the 2006 immigrant rights upsurge, when the ruling class forbid the flying of national flags to demonstrate chauvinist adherence to the war against the Iraqi people and other nations, workers of different nationalities proudly flew their flags in unity and struggle. The Alliance is proud to march with all oppressed workers of all nationalities in multi-ethnic Los Angeles on May Day.

Occupy LA Response to Divisive CNN Article (tags)

CNN wrote an article saying there were splits between Occupy and the immigrants rights movement. This is untrue.

What's Left for the Left? Building a Blue-Green Coalition (tags)

To build a strong electoral base for the Left, Green Party activists can build coalitions to pass ranked choice voting in cities throughout LA County, elect Greens to every non-partisan office - from neighborhood council to union leadership - and strategically support anti-war progressive Democrats running for state and federal office. From the ground up, we must build a diverse Green Party to protect our planet beyond the age of empire.

Coalition of the disaffected (tags)

Occupy Wall Street represents our social nature ("We are bound to one another like the waves of the sea" Norbert Elias). Occupy represents an alternative to unbridled competitiveness and commodification (You can make fish soup out of an aquarium but .

Taking our schools back from the 1% is OccupyLAUSD's goal (tags)

Inspired by Occupy Movements for social and economic justice nationwide, educators and community members are planning to Occupy Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) starting Tuesday 10/18/2011.

LA TEACHIN - Saturday, Oct. 15 (tags)

www.october2011.org TEACHIN in LA Free--Donations welcome Special Guests, and live music

SB 48 Referendum: THE Epic Struggle for Queer Rights in California (tags)

Roland Palencia, executive director of the Queer lobbying group Equality California (EQCA), calls the radical Right's attempt to get rid of the FAIR Education Act, also known as SB 48, "the greatest threat in years to LGBT [Queer] Californians." The Act adds Queer people, people with disabilities and Pacific Islanders to the list of communities whose "role and contributions" to American and Californian history and society must be acknowledged in lessons and textbooks used by the California public schools. Radical-Right activists, including some of the same people who successfully eliminated marriage equality in California via Proposition 8, plan to make it a referendum on the very existence and legitimacy of the Queer community and will likely wage an ugly campaign based on many negative stereotypes of Queer people. Palencia's group is fighting back by setting up a broad, mostly non-Queer coalition, and he, EQCA regional field director George Zander and openly Queer San Diego Unified School District board member Kevin Beiser spoke at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club August 25 to mobilize its members to join the campaign and help organize the grand coalition.

PRESS RELEASE: KILLER EX-COP MEHSERLE'S RELEASE ACTIONS (tags)

Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant

Oceanside, Hillcrest to Host Fundraisers May 20 for a North County LGBT Center (tags)

Max Disposti, founder of the North County LGBT Coalition, has a dream for a center to serve the Queer community in Oceanside the way the LGBT Community Center in Hillcrest serves the city of San Diego. His group is hosting a fundraiser Friday, May 20, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way in Oceanside to raise money for the Center ? and, as a gesture of community support, the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality is hosting one for the same cause the same day ? Friday, May 20 ? from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bamboo Lounge, 1475 University Ave. (between Herbert and Normal Streets) in Hillcrest.

May Day March in S. F. 2011 (tags)

Video of May Day march in S. F. 2011

This Sunday, May 1: March for Immigrant & Workers' Rights (tags)

May 1: International Workers' Day Join Marches & Rallies for Immigrant and Workers' Rights in Los Angeles & Around the Country

2 May Day Marches (tags)

This year, there will be two May Day marches in Los Angeles. WHY?? Southern California Immigration Coalition (SCIC)

Batterers take charge of Orange County Peace Coalition? (tags)

Domestic violence victims seek answers as Orange County Peace Coalition places batterers in charge of events

Split in Orange County Peace Coalition (tags)

Orange County Peace Coalition divides up over acceptability of wife beating.

Human Rights Walkathon Seeks Education to Prevent Abuse (tags)

500 people gather in St. Petersburg Florida to end torture, abuse, child labor, human trafficking, and inhumane working conditions.

On Anschutz, Villaraigosa, LAUSD Privatization Candidates, and Riding Dinosaurs (tags)

Exposing Villaraigosa's Coalition for School Reform ties to right wing extremists like Philip Anschutz. Explores how plutocrat dollars flow to so-called reform candidates, who then follow the corporate agenda. Anschutz's Walden Media funded the production of the unabashed corporate charter propaganda piece, "Waiting for Superman."

Lebanon's Hezbollah-Led Government (tags)

stability jeopardized

BTL:Environmental Coalition Beats Back Oil Company Referendum to Overturn California Globa (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.

Foundation for Change Honors Local “Changemakers” Sept. 26 (tags)

The San Diego Foundation for Change held its annual “Changemaker Celebration” Sunday, September 26 on the Prado patio in Balboa Park. Part outdoor picnic, part bazaar of social-change organizations, part fundraiser and part short commemoration, the event honored longtime local activists Larry Baza of the San Diego Democratic Club, Victor Clark-Alfaro of Tijuana’s Bi-National Center for Human Rights, and the Environmental Health Coalition and its longtime director, Diane Takvorian.

EPCC NEWS Sept. 20, 2010 SEPT. 18 RALLY/MARCH FOR JUSTICE FOR MANUEL JAMINEZ (tags)

EPCC NEWS Sept. 20, 2010 SEPT. 18 RALLY/MARCH FOR JUSTICE FOR MANUEL JAMINEZ CONDEMNS POLICE SHOOTING IN LA Los Angeles- One rally, two marches. Hundreds of activist from the ANSWER Coalition –LA along with community members and numerous grassroots organizations,militantly marched and rallied last Saturday, Sept. 18. at the new multi-million LAPD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. After gathering at the 6th and Union Ave., the corner where the Guatemalan immigrant day laborer Manuel Kamines was killed, at 10:00 a.m., they marched two blocks and rallied in front of the new LAPD Rampart Station at Valencia and 6th streets. The group then march north through the Westlake community and downtown L.A. to the steps of the LAPD’s new multi-million and state of the art headquarters at 1st and Spring Streets. The Guatemalan Union Of Immigrants, Vamos Unidos, Full Rights For All Immigrant Rights Coalition, PSL, Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP), KmB, AFFIRM-Gabnet, BAMM, RCP and other groups gathered more people as they marched towards downtown LAPD headquarters. ‘We will not be diverted’ The ANSWER Coalition in LA in a statement on Sept. 17 said: “ government, police, city officials and others don’t want us to succeed. They don’t want hundreds of people from all over Los Angeles to march together against racist police violence. They want us to be quiet, divided and to wait for the results of their “investigation.” But the LAPD brass and the Mayor have already made their conclusions; they are justifying the police actions every step of the way. And the killer cop, Frank Hernandez, is still a free man. Marching on LAPD headquarters this Saturday is exactly what we must do. Some people want to divert the march, but we will not be diverted. We will not be divided. Instead, we will march directly to the doorstep of the police who harass and intimidate our communities each day. “ On the other hand, a motley group of less than a hundred led by the so called- “Southern California Immigrant Rights Coalition” in a separate sound truck together with the BRU and IAC marched away from the ANSWER march and went south to Macarthur Park. Their tactics were clear. They want to show the people of Westlake that they are leading the movement so they march separately and instead succeeded to divide the movement. The rally at the LPAD HQ lasted until 1:30 in the afternoon.

EPCC NEWS Sept. 14 2010 MARCH FOR JUSTICE! STOP POLICE VIOLENCE! ( MAGMARTSA PARA SA KAT (tags)

“SULONG MGA KASAMA, HUWAG MATAKOT!” The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) will march and join the community organizations and individuals for a mass indignation March and Rally on Saturday, Sept. 18 to demand justice for Manuel Jamines. We will march together with the Unión de Guatemaltecos Emigrantes en EEUU (UGE), Vamos Unidos USA, ANSWER Coalition and the Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition., FUPA, Echo Park Community Coalition, Bantay Pilipinas-USA, CISPES, Coalition for Peace and Democracy in Honduras, PSL and others. We are one with the multi-ethnic groups and as the Filipino-American community in the city of Los Angeles in the heart of Historic Filipinotown, north of Westlake,we join our borthers and sisters in the struggle for democratic rights and civil liberties.

March & Rally to Demand Justice for Manuel Jamines! Stop Police Killings! Justice Now! (tags)

Saturday, September 18, 10am - March & Rally to Demand Justice for Manuel Jamines! Stop Police Killings! Justice for Immigrant Workers! Gather 6th & Union Ave., Los Angeles March to City Hall (1st and Spring St.)Arrest LAPD officer Frank Hernandez for murder!

A response to the recent actions in the Puget Sound against the police (tags)

This text is written from an anarchist analysis in response to the demo in Seattle, which was for five murders (now six) committed by the police in the general Puget Sound area. The text here is seen as more of a drawing of points for a larger discussion to occur on the very idea of the police, their role, place in society, and a strategy of how to act next:

PHILIPPINES: Keeping an eye on Aquino’s commitment to change (tags)

MANILA - The new administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III begins with an extremely high trust rating of 88 percent – higher than any of the post-dictatorship presidents. This is a measure of people’s belief in the commitment of the Aquino administration to reverse the anti-poor policies implemented during the regime of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Arizona Indymedia on July 29th (tags)

Copied from the front page of arizona.indymedia.org.

Time could running out for the imperial mission in Afghanistan? (tags)

"Six U.S. service members were among nine people killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, the latest casualties in a bloody summer for coalition soldiers."

Deficit Hysteria: Wrongheaded in Times of Depression (tags)

proposed policies are wrecking economies

Gaza Flotilla Massacre: Goldstone Commission II Essential (tags)

independent investigation essential

Mass Rally for Justice for Oscar Grant on June 14th! (tags)

Mass Rally for Justice for Oscar Grant on June 14th!

Solidarity with the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza (tags)

STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY from the STOP the War Coalition Philippines

From LA to Arizona with Love (tags)

The Southern California Immigration Coalition is organizing buses to Phoenix, AZ for a national protest called on Saturday May 29th in Phoenix to protest SB1070- the racist law that attacks immigrant workers. Make sure you are counted among the many thousands who will march in Phoenix on May 29th. Call and make your reservation today.

Mayday March & Rally for Immigrant Rights / Downtown LA (tags)

LA March to ensure Rights of Immigrants in LA and all across America (article as it appears in the Los Angeles Free Press, www.losangelesfreepress.com)

FULL RIGHTS FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS! ALL OUT FOR MAY 1 (tags)

WORKERS RIGHTS ARE IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! Diverse immigrant rights groups all over the United States will come out in a united full force for an all-out drive to push genuine immigration reform in 2010. In almost all major cities of the United States, immigrant rights groups led the labor unions, immigrant rights advocates and anti-war and racism forces like the International ANSWER Coalition will hold march and rallies for full immigrant rights and to commemorate International Workers Day.

Julio Rodriguez Freed! (tags)

Julio freed.

Santa Clarita Immigrants Rights Demo April 10 (tags)

On April 10 local immigrant rights activists along with support from the Full Right for Immigrants Coalition held a demonstration.

Mothers March & Speak Out (tags)

On Saturday, March 13, about 150 mothers, grandmothers, women who are not mothers, children, and men, came out for the Mothers March and Speak Out in Los Angeles. This was an International Women’s Day event called by the Global Women’s Strike and Women of Color/GWS.

REAL IMMIGRATION REFORM ,FULL RIGHTS FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS! (tags)

“ The test of the pudding is in the eating” The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) and the Coalition for the Defense of immigrant Rights (CDIR) learned that leaders of the National Immigration Forum and Chair of the Reform Immigration for America Campaign met with President Obama and was joined by other immigrant rights leaders from grassroots, labor, and faith organizations for a meeting at the White House on next steps for comprehensive immigration reform legislation.

International Women's Day in the Philippines (tags)

In the Philippines poor children die at three times the rate of the children of the rich, according to latest UN data.

LA Coalition for Oscar Grant Updates (tags)

30 people, individuals and representatives from various organizations, met to discuss the next steps in building the Justice for Oscar Grant movement at Chuco's Justice Center in Inglewood on Sunday night, February 28th.

MAYOR OF THE LARGEST CITY OF BRAZIL IS ANNULLED BY THE JUSTICE (tags)

Delicious news.

LA: Thursday Night Community and Social Justice Fundraising Series (tags)

Los-cost beginning social justice and community fundraising workshop series on Thursdays in February.

Protest at the Southwest Museum, its Future More Uncertain (tags)

The demonstration on Wednesday afternoon was well-attended and occurred on Marmion Way, just outside the museum grounds and adjacent to the Gold Line's Southwest Museum Station. Thus, many rush hour commuters, whether they were in cars or trains, could see the event.

2/10/2010 Bell Speak-out On Downey Toxic Dump Site (tags)

Injured Downey movie and Kaiser workers will speak out on the continuing toxic contamination at the Downey Toxic dump site.

Help Save the Chumash Wind Caves (tags)

The Los Padres Forest Service is accepting public comments on the 20 yr permit of the Winchester Gun Club (WCGC) opposed by the Coalition to Save Husahkiw-Chumash Windcaves and Sierra Club, with many supporters in the fields of Archeology, Anthropology, Rock Art Specialists, Natives and Non-Natives.

LA Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant Press Conference, 1/8/09: photos and full audio (tags)

The newly formed Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant held a press conference in front of the LA court house just before the first Southern California hearing in the murder trial of Johannes Mehserle was set to begin. The LA Coalition, along with several Oakland community activists who traveled south for the hearing, spoke about their determination to end the wanton killing and abuse of people of color by police. Full audio of the press conference is below.

1ST HEARING FOR OSCAR GRANT/MEHSERLE MURDER TRIAL (tags)

The first hearing of the Mehserle murder trial in Southern California took place on Friday January 8, 2010. The 7am gathering and press conference in front of the L.A. Superior Court Building was in many ways a meet-and-greet between the newly formed LA Coalition For Justice for Oscar Grant and representatives from Oakland.

Black Mesa Water Coalition stops Peabody Coal (tags)

The Native Black Mesa Water Coalition is celebrating a victory in their long running battle for water rights in the Native Four Corners, where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah meet, on land belonging to Hopi and Navajo people. Peabody Coal has already wasted nearly half the drinkable, accessible water at Black Mesa, slurrying coal along a 273 mile slurry line to Southern California Edison's Mojave Generation Station, in Laughlin, Nevada. One of the grassroots members of the Black Mesa Water Coalition takes the name C-Aquifer for Diné, claiming rights to the remaining Cococino Aquifer, and the coalition has long been identified with the rallying cry "Water is life."

PRESS RELEASE RE: OSCAR GRANT HEARING (tags)

Report Back: Organizing Meeting for Oscar Grant Justice Coalition (tags)

There was a very successful meeting this evening in L.A. to plan an action for Friday, Jan 8, when proceedings begin against Johannes Mehserle in Los Angeles

PHILIPPINES: Capitalist Villar is CPP's bet in 2010 presidential election (tags)

Two days before its 41st founding anniversary, the clandestine Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) endorsed the candidacy of Manuel Villar Jr, the standard-bearer of the Nacionalista Party (NP) in the 2010 presidential elections.

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.

Southwest Museum To Fully Close... (tags)

Autry Implements Full Closure, Returns Money and "Not Available" to Meet with Councilmember Jose Huizar Who's Offering Potential Signficant Funding. . . . THIS weekend from 12-5 p.m. either day, please stop by the Southwest Museum store, do some last minute holiday shopping but mostly, let them know you’ll miss them! This is the last weekend they're open.

PHILIPPINES: Leftist Ocampo, Maza guest senatorial candidates of Rightist NP (tags)

MANILA, Philippines - Extreme Left party-list Reps. Satur Ocampo of Bayan Muna (People First) and Liza Maza of Gabriela Women's Party have finally decided to run as guest senatorial candidates of the Nacionalista Party, after Manuel Villar Jr., a billionaire businessman and senator, announced that the NP had severed its ties with the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL - New Society Movement), which was founded by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Imperialism is a Human Rights Violation!!! (tags)

STOP the War on Raza and Stop the Wars in the Middle East!!! December 10, 2009, 5:00pm

PHILIPPINES: Extreme Left-wing lawmakers, NP ties still open (tags)

TWO LEFT-WING party-list congressmen who are running for senator are still open to linking with the Nacionalista Party (NP) despite its alliance with the Marcos-led Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL). KBL or New Society Movement is the party founded by the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Sr., after declaring martial law. The Nacionalista Party (NP) was the party of Marcos prior to his proclamation of Martial Law.

Filipino Workers Condemn Maguindanao Massacre (tags)

APL dares gov’t to severely punish brains, perpetrators of Maguindanao massacre

GLOBAL TURN AROUND! (tags)

A call to unite and confront the converging global crises of our times, replace the trade and investment pacts and related juggernauts of the corporate-driven global economy, and start building a sustainable economic future together.

GLOBAL TURN AROUND! (tags)

A call to unite and confront the converging global crises of our times, replace the trade and investment pacts and related juggernauts of the corporate-driven global economy, and start building a sustainable economic future together.

Forum & Book Signing PALESTINE, ISRAEL & THE U.S. EMPIRE Featuring Author Richard Becker (tags)

Join the ANSWER Coalition and the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a public forum and signing of the new book Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire, by Richard Becker, West Coast Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition. 2 hrs.

Immigrants Are Welcome Here. Nazis Are Not. (tags)

October 24, 2009

RIVERSIDE, California - In Southern California's largest antifascist action in recent memory, a diverse group of between 400 and 500 protesters held a demonstration against a group of 16 neo-Nazis from the National Socialist Movement in the Casa Blanca barrio of Riverside. The NSM sought to target the day laborers who congregate outside the Home Depot at the corner of Indiana and Madison to exercise their right to free speech and look for work, but the community denied them any opportunity to put their genocidal ideology into practice. Despite efforts to contain the throng to sidewalks behind metal barriers, thrice the activists pushed forth their demands by taking over the street--in outright defiance not only of the police, who numbered well over 50, but also of protest organizers' pre-established rules of conduct. The day saw two arrests of anti-Nazi demonstrators criminalized for defending their community, and several activists reported being pushed and struck by police batons.

protest: Stop Police Brutality (tags)

4th Annual October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police, 2009 at Leimert Park in Los Angeles

BREAKING: 12:45 - Clinic Defense Continues (tags)

Pro-choice activists are still outnumbered. Keep alerted for future actions, and spread the info.

SAGIP TULONG SA PILIPINAS RELIEF DRIVE, COLLECTION DAYS, SEPT.28-OCTOBER OCT.3 (tags)

Alliance-Philippines, Kabataang maka-Bayan, the ANSWER Coalition alongside many other Pilipino organizations, have teamed up with Search to Involve Pilipino to collect the much needed material for the relief efforts. The generous people at Team Pacquiao with there efforts titled "Operatin Metro Manila" will take a huge role in the organization of the relief efforts.

 Collection will happen through out the week at SIPA from 10am to 7pm.

Below are the material we are collecting...



Protest for Justice for the Armenians (tags)

“Stop the Protocols” is rallying the entire community, and all youth in particular, to gather at the consulate Friday and express their disapproval of the Swiss government’s role in drafting a set of one-sided protocols that threaten Armenia and undermine the rights of all Armenians.

Long Beach Colation Sues City of Long Beach (tags)

On Friday, August 21, the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community filed suit against the City of Long Beach claiming the development of the 125-room Hotel Sierra at the Pike needs a new Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to assess the possible impact the hotel development will have on the environment and local communities. “A few weeks ago, we spoke to City Council about this project with regard to the environmental, social, and economic impacts on our community. In response, a majority of the Council voted to postpone the vote to provide an opportunity for the community to voice its support for responsible development,” said CSULB Sociology Professor Gary Hytrek and Coalition Steering Committee Member.

Goodbye Tita Cory! (tags)

The Filipino American community in the United States and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) in Los Angeles is united with our compatriots in our motherland in their grief and their celebration of the life the 11th President of our republic, Mrs. Corazon “Tita Cory” Aquino. Today, as the Filipino people sends off Mrs. Aquino to her grave and pays their last respects, her spirit of resistance against tyrannty continues. Mrs. Aquino, a simple housewife, was reluctantly thrust into the center-stage of history with the assassination of her husband, Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. in August 21, 1983.

Long Beach City Council postpones vote on Pike Hotel (tags)

Another victory for Hotel workers and Coalition in South Bay! Led by dozens of members of the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community (LBC) who were in the crowd, with their concerns on whether the hotel would provide decent wages for its employees, they told the council to work for workers interests. Urged on by a crowd of hotel worker's-rights supporters, the City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1 to continue for one week a vote that would move a proposed hotel at the Pike one step closer to approval.

BTL:Organizer of Billboard Campaign Challenging U.S. Military Aid to Israel Talks About hi (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

KALAYAAN (FREEDOM) PHILIPPINES SERIES (tags)

3 Events This Week: Thursday-Saturday, June 11-13 Public Forum, Film Screening & Benefit Concert Presented by AJLPP, GABNet-LA, JFAV and ANSWER Coalition Filipino revolutionaries declared their independence from colonial Spain on June 12, 1898, 119 years ago. Two months later, the United States occupied Manila and declared war on the Philippines, crushing the young republic. Today, Filipinos are still in struggle for true independence and sovereignty. With continued U.S. occupation and intervention, and a culture of impunity of human rights violations forced on the people of the Philippines, the Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP), the GABRIELA Network (GABNet), Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the ANSWER Coalition commemorate Philippine Independence with fierce struggle in the United States. Join us at the following exciting events this week:

CDIR Support Teachers Strike May 15: L.A. Unified goes to court to fight teachers strike (tags)

As the Los Angeles teachers girds for a strike on Friday, may 15, LAUSD officials said they will seek an immediate court injunction to stop Friday’s scheduled one-day teachers strike. The Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) supports the teachers strike on Friday and will march today, May 12 at the LAUSD building at 1:00 PM. They are also protesting the lay-off of more than 4,500 teachers by June 2009. The LA Times today, May 12 said: "expected Tuesday morning filing in L.A. Superior Court is part of a two-pronged legal strategy by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

ANSWEr trashes cities then cries "first amendment" (tags)

ANSWER's been trashing the urban environemnt for years- now they are upset that they are getting fined.

CBC'S MOTHERS DAY IN FACLA ON MAY 10 (tags)

The Coalition for a Better Community (CBC) 31 will hold a community party in honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10 at 4:00 PM at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026.

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.

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.

EPCC STATEMENT FOR MAY 1 RALLY IN LA (tags)

We march today, May 1 to demand full legalization and rights for all immigrants and for workers rights. We militantly are in solidarity with all working people of the world and in the United States. Today the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) will be marching with the AJLPP and ANSWER-LA and with the May 1 Immigrant Coalition. We are demanding full rights for all immigrants, a stop to ICE raids and deportations and to fight for better workers rights and living conditions.

AJLPP MOBILIZES FOR MARCH FOR FULL IMMIGRANT RIGHTS US-WIDE ON MAY 1 (tags)

The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) calls on all immigrant right advocates and activists all over the United States to MARCH FOR FULL RIGHTS FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS! AMNESTY NOW! On May 1, 2009. The AJLPP Coordinators Arturo P. Garcia from the West Coast and East Coast Coordinator Riya Ortiz announced that the Filipino-American contingent composed of students, youth, women, domestic workers, veterans and community activists will join protest marches in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. In Los Angeles, AJLPP forces and allies will assemble at PEOPLE’S CORE on 1610 Beverly Blvd, Suite No. 2 Los Angeles, CA 90026 in Historic Filipinotown from 11:30 AM to 12:00 noon and proceed to assembly area in Broadway and Olympic, where the march starts at 1.00 PM

AJLPP MOBILIZES FOR MAY ! FULL RIGHTS FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS RALLY IN LA (tags)

The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) calls on all immigrant right advocates and activists to MARCH FOR FULL RIGHTS FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS! AMNESTY NOW! On May 1, 2009. The AJLPP West Coast Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia announced that the Filipino-American contingent composed of students, workers, activist will assemble at PEOPLE"S CORE on 1610 Beverly Blvd,. Suite No. 2 Los Angeles, CA 90026 from 11:30 AM to 12:00 noon and proceed to assembly area in Broadway and Olympic, where march starts at 1.00 PM The AJLPP with ANSWER Coalition encourages everyone to come out on Friday, May 1 for a Mass March and Rally for immigrant rights in downtown Los Angeles. Please see below for details and post widely on Facebook, MySpace and your own email lists.

photos from so cal immigration coalition march on city hall (tags)

pics from the southern california immigration coalition march on city hall demanding full legalization now! & stop the ice raids!

LA Welcomes Obama! STOP the RAIDS NOW!! (tags)

On March 19, 2009, President Barack Obama visited the Mexican/Central American community where Miguel Contreras Learning Complex is located. The community came out to demand 1. STOP the ICE RAIDS and 2. FULL LEGALIZATION for ALL PEOPLE NOW!

LA Welcomes Obama! STOP the RAIDS NOW!! (tags)

On March 19, 2009, President Barack Obama visited the Mexican/Central American community where Miguel Contreras Learning Complex is located. The community came out to demand 1. STOP the ICE RAIDS and 2. FULL LEGALIZATION for ALL PEOPLE NOW!

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace BUSTED Talking out of Two Sides of Their Mouth (tags)

Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Calls on Senator Lincoln and Senator Nelson to Clarify Their Positions on The Employee Free Choice Act EFCA.

The Union Busting Strategy Behind the Employee Free Choice Act EXPOSED! (tags)

First,Navigators Global changed the "face" of the campaign, making it a fight between union bosses and workers, and branded the private ballot as the symbol of the campaign

Who is really behind The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace EFCA FEAR campaign ? (tags)

Union busting is a field populated by bullies and built on deceit. A campaign against a union is an assault on individuals and a war on truth. As such, it is a war without honor. The only way to bust a union is to lie, distort, manipulate, threaten, and always, always attack. Martin Jay Levitt, 1993, Confessions of a Union Buster Employee Free Choice Act Now .Org

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Newest PR Lie about The Employee Free Choice Act (tags)

BEWARE OF UNION-BUSTING LIES about The Employee Free Choice Act by The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and the Alliance for Worker Freedom (AWF)

Employee Free Choice Act: The Enemies of Unions and The Lies They Tell (tags)

Corporate leaders see the proposed Employee Free Choice Act as a grave threat--and they'll say and do just about anything to prevent its passage.

WHY does The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace ( My Private Ballot ) (tags)

and TV Star Johnny Sacks from the Sopranos continue to Spread LIES and misinformation about the Employee Free Choice Act?

Real ID Implementation Delayed Until 2010 By DHS (tags)

Local Coalition for Safe Roads wants state to issue driving certificates to undocumented immigrants

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Continues to Spread More Lies about the EFCA (tags)

The 500-member Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) today released a letter it delivered to every member of the 111th Congress.

Peace Group Demands Shutdown of Israeli Embassy (tags)

‘SEVER TIES WITH WAR CRIMINALS’ SAYS GROUP 13 January 2008: Carrying a giant eviction order and a mock padlock, the broad anti-war group, Stop the War Coalition-Philippines, went to the Israeli embassy today to symbolically order its closure.

EPCC POINTS OF UNITY (tags)

We, the organizations and groups of youth, women, community, seniors and veterans of different ethnicities comprising the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Central Los Angeles are united as one in the following points of unity. As the new president assumes power on January 20, 2009 and will embark on a new direction for our nation, we in the EPCC unite with the rest of the nation in doing the best we can to improve our conditions and livelihood for the next four years..

Join the SCIC this Wednesday 01/21/2009 for an Immigrant Rights Rally (tags)

Rally at the Federal Building demanding an end to the ICE Raids, and full legalization for immigrants. Wednesday, Januray 21, 2009 at 5:00pm

Filipino hotel workers, among Long Beach’s poorest (tags)

Filipino couple Rogelio and Wilhemina de Vera, both 72 years old, who live in the “Cambodian projects” on Cherry Street, belong to the approximately 90,000 or almost 20 percent, of Long Beach residents who live under the federal poverty line. Half a million Filipinos make Long Beach or LA County—which ranks sixth in the nation for concentration of poverty—their home. “I am living paycheck to paycheck which is very hard because I still support some of my relatives back home,” Rogelio, a service van driver at a five-star Long Beach hotel, told Philippine News. “So I really appreciate that some organizations are helping me and my family

On the Gaza Conflict (tags)

Israel’s claims of self-defense are clearly refuted by the disproportionate consequences of its aggression. With the death toll rising to 599, including 133 children, 33 women, and 6 medics, Israel can no longer hide the fact that its actions are tantamount to genocide, as Richard Falk, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian Territories, has pointed out.

LET GAZA LIVE- EPCC (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) congratulates and highly commends the militant action of all the individuals and organizations that joined the thousands who came out for the emergency response and mobilization last night, Januar 6, 2008 at the Israeli Embassy. Their all out support and their militant call to STOP THE MASSACRE AND SIEGE OF GAZA and FREE PALESTINE! reverberates throughout the world. Not only on the streets of Los Angeles

Jan. 10: Mass March & Rally in Los Angeles for Gaza (tags)

Take to the streets of Los Angeles for a mass march and rally at the Westwood Federal Building (11000 Wilshire Blvd.) on Saturday, Jan. 10. Everyone should build for this protest, which is a coordinated National Day of Action for Gaza. Bring all of your family, friends, coworkers, fellow students and everyone you know.

3 Local Emergency Protests Against Gaza Massacre (tags)

Three local emergency protests are planned against massacre in Gaza. First one today (Sunday 12/28) in Anaheimat 2 PM. Two protests are planned for Tuesday (12/30) at Westwood Federal Building 3PM and another at 4:30 PM at Israeli Consulate. We must act now, to halt these brutal massacres! Over 200 people were killed in Gaza on Saturday, December 27 in a series of Israeli attacks - with US-made and paid for weaponry - upon the Palestinian people.

NEW FACLA BOAD ELECTS OFFICERS DEC. 7 (tags)

The Coalition for A Better Community (CBC) led by former FACLA vice-president Rizalino Manuel of Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) board of directors met last Sunday, December 7 and elected a new set of executive officers. Elected executive officers were Rizalino Manule, President: Adolfio Aguayon -1st Vice Pesident; Terry Herrera as 2nd Vice President; Gloria Resureccion as 3rd Vice President; Darlene Salvador as Secretary; Cris Florendo as Treasurer and Romy Jaravate as Auditor.

We Are Already In The Future! (tags)

At election’s denouement, to the Right the outraged, self loathing of the loser & the losers, including one dude standing mutely in Michigan, a Republican delegate, in a Klan suit, describing Obama as an “Islamic communist”. To the Left, the self important drears who had urged us to throw our votes away, as they objectively, in the name of their “principles”, gave votes to John McCain.

Filipino Cultural Show in Glendale, Dec.13 (tags)

-The Echo park Community Coalition (EPCC) announces that the Filipino Cultural Group, will present SAYAW, SIGLA.SAYA SA PASKO- A “Filipino Cultural Show” on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA 91209. This early Christmas present is a fund raiser for some constructions and renovation at the St.Columban Filipino Parish in Historic Filipinotown. This historic landmark for Filipino-American history was built in 1965 and after more than 43 years needs much needed renovations.

CBC SWEEPS FACLA ELECTIONS (tags)

The Coalition for A Better Community (CBC)'s 15-person slate led by former FACLA vice-president Rizalino > Manuel swept the Nov 16-18, 2008 Filipino American Community > of Los Angeles (FACLA) board of directors elections for the year 2009-2001. The elections was held and the counting of votes was conducted by a private elections agency hired by FACLA. The counting of vote and the formal declaration of the outcome of the elections was held in FACLA on Nov 16 and 18, 2008.

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.

More than 20,000 Responds to Emergency Protestat Historic Sunset Junction (tags)

More than 20,000 protestors converged about 6 p.m. last Nov. 8 at Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards in Silver Lake near the site of the former Black Cat bar, which the city recently designated a historic-cultural monument for its '60s role as home of the local gay rights movement. Thousands of people over the past few days have come out in the streets of Los Angeles and other cities to protest the passage of Prop. 8 This is the militant response to the well-funded right-wing campaign of bigotry trying to push millions of LGBT people back into the closet The march's organizers, the L.A. Coalition for Equal Marriage Rights and the Answer Coalition closed Sunset between Fountain and Sanborn avenues for about two hours as marchers moved west on Santa Monica, north on Vermont Avenue, then east on Hollywood Boulevard back to Silver Lake. Later a smaller group headed toward Hollywood. The Silver Lake rally began with fiery speeches from the bed of the ANSWER-LA truck. AJLPP ,Pro people Youth(KmB),Pesante-USA and JFAV activist were active at the rally and march flying the Filipino flag..

Angry Protests at S.F. Mortgage Bankers Conference (tags)

The annual national conference of the Mortgage Bankers Association was greeted by angry protests outside the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco on October 19-20. The demonstrations initiated by the ANSWER Coalition received extensive coverage from nearly all mainstream Bay Area media.

SB 1315 STILL HOPES TO PASS! (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans (ACFV) and other veterans advocates have rejected the Filner proposal- HR 6897 confident that S-1315 still has a chance of passing. “1315 is alive and well,” stressed Eric Lachica, executive director of the American Coalition of Filipino Veterans. “ The house version of SB 1315 still can pass,” says Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) leader Arturo P.Garcia said: “ If the democrats will do their job, they can pass it. We do not want the Filner’s quitclaim bill. Let our voices be heard loud and clear.”

PHILIPPINES: Suspend US Military Deployments to Mindanao (tags)

A broad coalition of NGOs, social movements, and political parties from Mindanao and the rest of the country today called for all US military deployments in Mindanao suspended pending the conclusion of a fair and thorough probe by lawmakers.

Minutemen, off-duty cops disrupt community forum on checkpoints (tags)

Community members met to express themselves on the topic of police "DUI" checkpoints, which really target immigrants. Minutemen and police hecklers disrupted the meeting.

New Long beach Coalition, Formed (tags)

The Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and A Healthy Community was formally formed in a meeting last Monday, August 11,2008 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach after three months of existence. Attended by more than thirty community leaders, academics, volunteers and union organizers, the Coalition reviewed the actions that the group have undertaken since its first meeting last June and decided formally to form the Long Beach Coalition. Their primary aim is to consolidate their efforts and strengthen the group.

EPCC: TYRONE FREEMAN HAS TO GO (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) express deep outrage over the Los Angeles investigative report of the Los Angeles Times that shows that Tyrone Freeman, a known protégé of SIEU International head Andy Stern have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars( $ 404, 510) to firms owned by Freeman’s wife and in-laws. As the organization that religiously followed the union struggle between UHW-West and the SEIU international, the LA Times article which detailed allegations of corruption within SEIU Local 6334,the Southern California Long Term Care Local , the EPCC have no doubt that Stern and Ana Burger had knowledge of the outrageous happenings in the Tyrone Freeman’s free-wheeling and dealings!

Palestinian Right to Return (tags)

Wednesday, August 13, 7:30 pm, Libros Revolución welcomes Mahmud Ahmad of Al-Awda the Palestinian Right to Return Coalition

Long Beach Mass Action, July 10 Displays Community Unity (tags)

More than 600 people turned out in a two-hour march-rally last July 10 proving that the community is “the heart of Long Beach” The march led by the Long Beach Coalition for Better Jobs and Healthy Communities started with a picket at the Hilton Hotel at around 5:00 PM . Then the coalition marched to the Long Beach light house near the Aquarium of the Pacific where they held an hour long rally. Led by Hilton Hotel workers who are organizing themselves, Filipinos, Latinos, African- American hotel workers demanded hotel administration neutrality over their efforts to organize themselves.

EPCC Supports UHW-West mass action in LA (tags)

The Echo PArk Community Coalition (EPCC) supports the mass action on July 14 is slated to be held at the Manhattan Beach Marriot Hotel by the United Health Care Workers (UHW) -West against the plan of the SEIU /International to divide the UHW-West. The mass action by the UHW-West was called for the hearing that could result in tearing apart the UHW based on a plan by the SEIU International to divide the UHW. The 150,000 UHW which has a large Filipino membership among its unionized workers is a member of the SEIU International which has 2 million members.

SuperCorridor Defeat? Don't Bet On It (tags)

The scheme remains on track.

US Released Footage of Airborne Drone Strike (tags)

The video shows the "anti-Afghan militants" moving to a position identified as inside Pakistan and the impact of a bomb which the voiceover says killed two of them.

CDIR-USA Condemns ICE Raids in Los Angeles and Iowa (tags)

The Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR)-USA and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles today, vehemently condemns the ICE raid that arrested almost 400 immigrants at the Agriprocessors Inc. in Postville, Iowa, the largest kosher slaughterhouse in the world In Los Angeles, the KFPK radio announced that the ICE raid occurred in south central LA with ICE agents loaded on 2 trucks. At least 61 immigrants from Nicaragua,Mexico and Guatemala were arrested by ICE agents. CDIR Coordinator Arturo Garcia branded the ICE raids as “anti-immigrants and “Nazi styled Gestapo raids”.

CDIR-USA Condemns ICE Raids in Los Angeles and Iowa (tags)

The Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR)-USA and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC)based in Los Angeles today, vehemently condemns the ICE raid that arrested almost 400 immigrants at the Agriprocessors Inc. in Postville, Iowa, the largest kosher slaughterhouse in the world

30,000 IMMIGRANTS/ WORKERS MARCH-RALLY ON MAY 1st IN LA (tags)

For the third year in a row. more or less 30,000 marchers from three major groups- the MIWON, March 25 Coalition and the April 7th Coalition for Full Immigrants Rights in Los Angeles and demand full rights and legalization for immigrants. A stop on ICE raids and deportations and to commemorate International Workers Day. The media called it “a combination of a holiday parade and party celebrations” Different media outlets and the LAPD have different estimates like a conservative estimate from as low as 7,000 from KCRW and as high as 30,000 from NPR radio. In Los Angeles, California, shouting: MAKIBAKA, HUWAG MATAKOT, LEGALISAYON, NGAYON and ANG TAO, ANG BAYAN NGAYON AY LUMALABAN. the newly formed Filipino American For Immigration Reform (FAIR) with the Pilipino Workers Center marched from Historic Filipinotown to Macarthur Park and joined 15,00 strong MIWON contingent that marched from Macarthur Park to downtown Broadway.

Workers/Immigrants US-Wide Rallies on May 1 (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrants Rights (CDIR) –USA and the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) announced today that mass actions for May 1 that were held in major U.S. cities was a resounding success. In scores of major cities like Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, New York.Phoenix and Chicago, Filipino Americans immigrants and advocates joined up with their Latino immigrant allies to demand full rights and legalization for immigrants, a stop to ICE raids and deportations and workers rights during May 1 International Workers Day. Arturo P. Garcia, CDIR and AJLPP deputy national coordinator said: “while the bourgeois media tends to praise the police for “good behavior” and chide the rallyist for supposed the low-turn-out, immigrant groups were satisfied with the unity shown at the marches and rallies all over the United States. For the third year in a row, after the repeal of the infamous HR 4437, the need for a comprehensive immigration reform and a pathways to citizenship was again thrust into the limelight and the national stage. It clearly shows the immigrant rights movement is alive and kicking, more united and consolidated.” Garcia added.

Workers/Immigrants March Rally in LA on May 1 (tags)

—For the third year in a row. more or less than 30,000 marchers from three major groups- the MIWON, March 25 Coalition and the April 7th Coalition for Full Immigrants Rights in Los Angeles and demand full rights and legalization for immigrants and to commemorate International Workers Day. The media called it “a combination of a holiday parade and party celebrations” Different media outlets have different estimates like a conservative estimate from as low as 7,000 from KCRW and as high as 30,000 from NPR radio. In Los Angeles, California the newly formed Filipino American For Immigration Reform (FAIR) with the Pilipino Workers Center marched from Historic Filipinotown to Macarthur Park and joined 15,000 strong MIWON contingent that marched from Macarthur Park to downtown Broadway.

May Day March & United Rally for Immigrant Rights (tags)

Join pro-immigrant organizations at a May 1 march and mass rally in downtown Los Angeles to demand full rights for immigrants. The April 7 Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition, of which ANSWER is a member, is part of a united front of all major immigrant rights organizations on May 1. There will be two marches that will unite for a mass rally in downtown Los Angeles that day. One will march from downtown and the other from MacArthur Park. Both will step off at 2 pm. This united day of action is an important step for the immigrant rights movement.

May 1 US-WIDE MASS Actions (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrants Rights (CDIR) –USA and the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) announced today that mass actions for May 1 will be held in major U.S. cities to commemorate International Workers Day and demand full rights and legalization for immigrants. In major cities like Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, New York and Chicago, Filipino Americans are joining up with their Latino immigrant allies to protest ICE raids and anti-immigrant bashing. They will also demand legalization and full rights for all immigrants. Joint MIWON/March 25th and April 7 Coalition March/Rally In Los Angeles, California the newly formed Filipino American For Immigration Reform (FAIR) with the Pilipino Workers Center will march form PWC in 153 Glendale, Historic Filipnotown to Macarthur Park and join the MIWON Contingent that will march form Macarthur Park to downtown Broadway.

March 15: 10,000 Protest Iraq War in Los Angeles (tags)

People in Los Angeles Join Global Day of Action to Stop the War

Orange County Peace Coalition: How Many More? Silent Peace March video (tags)

Huntington Beach, CA: On a sunny, windy Huntington Beach afternoon, members of the Orange County Peace Coalition and their supporters held a SILENT peace march along one of Huntington Beach's busiest streets. Pro-peace folk of all ages participated in the march. Enjoy. df, mom, educator, activist, PEACE www.ocpeace.org

Part 2, "How Many More? Resist, Resist the War!" OCPC. ORG (tags)

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Orange County Peace Coalition: "How Many More? Resist, Resist the War!" (tags)

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CFWP at the M15 March (tags)

The Coalition For World Peace banner at the March 15, 2008 Hollywood march.

ALL OUT: March 15 Mass Protest in LA (tags)

Join Thousands to Protest the War on its 5th Anniversary - Stop the War NOW!

California People’s Organizations Supports SEIU-UHW West Platform For Change (tags)

A number of community organizations and key Asian Pacific Islander leaders in California unanimously thrown their unequivocal support for SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West (UHW-West) and its Platform for Change The UHW-West Executive Board representing 150,000 health care workers in California and led by its president Sal Roselli, recently ratified its Platform for Change to express its avowed principles for building a successful international union.

Over 50 Attend Progressive Community Summit (tags)

Over 50 people attended a progressive community "Mega Summit" in San Diego February 17. Organized by the San Diego County Community Coalition and San Diegans for 9/11 Truth, the event brought together representatives from various local groups ranging from anti-war and anti-drug war groups to insurgent candidates for elective office and urban landscape activists.

Fil-Vets ask candidates for bill support (tags)

Statements of support from the presidential candidates are being requested from Filipino American veterans and the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans, Inc. (ACFV) before Feb. 18 to help pass their benefits bills and garner more community allies for the Bataan Day commemoration rallies being planned across the U.S. “We are asking the presidential candidates to release their statements of support for our cause clearly before February 18, the day of the Rescission Act of 1946,” said Eric Lachica, Executive Director of the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans, Inc. in an exclusive interview with BALITA. “We have been, and will continue to the rounds here in Washington D.C. to get the candidates’ commitment.”

Orange County Peace Coalition Blocked From Black History Parade (tags)

ANTI-WAR GROUPS BLOCKED FROM BLACK HISTORY PARADE. Orange County Peace Coalition says parade steering committee rejected their application after permitting the group to march in previous years. Article here:

FORUM FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS HELD IN SAN FRANCISCO (tags)

The 2008 Immigration Forum called “Preparing the Fields to Plant the Seeds” was held last Saturday, January 26, 2008 from 12: 00 to 5:00 PM at the Mission Presbyterian Church at 3261 23rd St. in downtown San Francisco, CA. The immigration forum discussed the Dream Act, the Sanctuary Movement, the Kennedy-McCain Proposals and anti-immigrant bashing in the United States. They also discussed the roots and causes of imm9gration. The forum was sponsored by the Faith in the Movement Coalition (FMC) composed by Manos Unidas Community Center of the Mission, Alliance For A Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP), Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) Damayan New York-New Jersey, Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, JAC of the Presbyterian Church of the USA, KM Pro People Youth, Grace Urban Ministries and the Mission Presbyterian Church.

Villaraigosa and Huizar Renege on Promises to Protect the Southwest Museum (tags)

"Obviously, the Mayor and Council Member Huizar are together with the Autry. My personal opinion is that politics; money; and lobbying, that Autry pays very highly for, have trumped the will of the people of Highland Park and Northeast L.A." -- Nicole Possert, co-chair, Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition

Solidarity with Puerto Rico and Grand Jury Resistance (tags)

Statement by the Latin America Solidarity Coalition in solidarity with the Puerto Rican people's struggle for independence and against the use of the Grand Jury process as a weapon of repression.

Cindy Sheehan Joins Activists Planning Impeachment/Pro-Peace Protest at Rose Parade (tags)

JOIN CINDY SHEEHAN AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ACTIVISTS ON-SITE AT THE PASADENA 2008 ROSE PARADE NEW YEAR'S DAY! CALLING FOR AN END TO THE IRAQ WAR AND IMPEACHING CHENEY AND BUSH BEFORE THEY BOMB IRAN. UPHOLD YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS! JOIN OUR VISIBILITY AND OUTREACH ACTIONS.

Two coal burning energy plants planned for NV (tags)

Should additional coal plants be constructed in Ely, Nevada? What are the risks to the ecosystem, and contributions to global warming from burning coal?

This is how we (could) pray (tags)

On Tuesday December 11, 2007, I joined in a community effort to welcome and support a coalition of Native American Nations and environmental justice groups in their ongoing effort to defend Arizona's San Francisco Peaks from proposed ski area development.

GROUPS UNITE TO STOMP OUT (tags)

Human Trafficking, a 32-billion dollar illegal activity, remains a serious problem all over the world including the USA. Nearly 40% of all missing children in our own country may be victims of trafficking. Recently, in Florida, two groups united to take a stand against this horrible practice.

Today Show Update: Mumia's lawyer and new photos set to appear (tags)

Journalists for Mumia has just recieved word that the Dec.6 Today Show is set to feature the newly discovered crime scene photos, and a pre-taped interview of Mumia's lead attorney, Robert R. Bryan.

Tianguis this Sunday -- Screening of Snowball Effect from Save the Peaks Coalition (tags)

Tianguis this Sunday -- Screening of Snowball Effect from Save the Peaks Coalition

SAVE THE PEAKS CALL FOR SUPPORT! - Legal Battle to Protect Sacred Site Comes to Pasadena (tags)

The San Francisco Peaks are a unique mountain ecosystem which are managed as public lands in Northern Arizona. The Peaks are held Holy by more than 13 Indigenous Nations. A small ski area is threatening expansion and attempting to make fake snow from treated sewage effluent filled with harmful contaminants. A coalition of tribes and environmental groups have unified to prevent the environmental destruction, community health hazards and extreme desecration that would be caused by the proposed development. Although the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the ski area plan, the case will be reheard in Pasadena on December 11th, 2007.

CDIR SUPPORTS SERVANO FAMILY APPEAL NOT TO BE DEPORTED (tags)

The Coalition in Defense Of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) express its support for the Filipino couple Dr.Pedro Servano and his wife,Salvacion Capistrano not to be deported. The CDIR noted that the couple have stayed in the U.S, for the last 25 years and have four grown children. The coalition noted that the latest decision not to detain them or deport them on Monday was a step in the right direction. Instead they were told to report on the immigration facility to explain.

Tribes and Environmental Groups Join in Legal Defense of Sacred Mountains (tags)

Tribes and Environmental Groups Join in Legal Defense of Sacred Mountains Save the Peaks Coalition Caravan and Vigil in Pasadena, California

L.A. Fil-Am vets rally draws over 500 (tags)

Nearly 600 students and supporters gathered to march for Filipino Veterans’ rights on Nov. 11 in Historical Filipinotown. The event, organized by the coalition group Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), was the seventh annual march aiming to raise community awareness about H.R. 1315, a bill that would grant Filipino veterans pension for their involvement in World War II. Supporters of the bill, which has yet to be approved by both the Lower House and the Senate before being signed into law by the President, are hoping that the rally will cause enough attention to the issue before Congress adjourns its session for the year on Nov. 16, or at the very least, to get an extension until December. Another bill being pushed for approval along with these benefits is the family reunification bill, which veterans would use to expedite the immigration process for family members still remaining in the Philippines.

Campus Coalition Against Hate Group (tags)

Campus Coalition Against Hate Group protest Jim Gilchrist's, co-founder of the Minutemen, ignorant and hateful rhetoric.

LA and Nationwide: People Hit the Streets to Stop the War (tags)

The October 27 demonstrations represented another important step forward for the anti-war movement in the United States. Over 100,000 people took to the streets in coordinated regional and local protests to demand an immediate end to the war in Iraq, including well over 10,000 in Los Angeles.

October 27: Los Angeles March, Rally & Die-In (tags)

Hit the Streets to End the War Now! LA Protest Part of National Day of Action

Oct 27 LA Peace March: Fund Human Needs Not Private Greed (tags)

The horrifying fires we have all witnessed in Southern California are a direct result of stealing our tax dollars from all social services at home and giving them to the war machine. Please turn your grief into action and join the October 27 peace march in Los Angeles at 12 Noon from Olympic & Broadway and March to downtown federal building.

kpfk local station board elections (tags)

i'm running for local station board. & looking for your support!

Philippine Protest Marks The First Senate Hearing On The JPEPA (tags)

14 September 2007, Manila, Philippines. – A crowd of more than 300 workers, farmers, fishers, and environmentalists from the Magkaisa Junk JPEPA Coalition (MJJC) today called on the Senators of the 14th Congress to look beyond the rosy projections and government hype surrounding the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA), and to carefully assess its short-term and long-term implications. The group’s call came on the day of the first scheduled Senate hearing for this historic, precedent-setting treaty.

September 15th Rally Is Unnerving Bush-Cheney Gang (tags)

The Bush-Cheney Gang is shaken by the coming massive antiwar rally set for September 15th, in Washington, D.C. On Sept. 6, 2007, it disrupted the ANSWER Coalition’s promotion of that demonstration. A cop-on-horseback interrupted ANSWER’s press conference that day. Three activists were also arrested. Plus, the antiwar activist, the Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., was assaulted by six Capitol Hill cops on Sept. 10th.

A United Rally for Immigrant Rights and Elvira Arellano in Los Angeles August 25, 2007 (tags)

Despite the hot and humid weather and a lethargic start because of the sound system , thousands of immigrants, advocates and anti-war protestors brought out a united front for Elvira Arellano and immigrant rights. The protestors marched down the Olympic/Broadway road, snaked through 2nd street and Los Angeles street and ended at the intersection of Temple and Los Angeles Streets to protest the unjust deportation of Elvira Arellano and for full rights for all immigrants. The protestors massed early at the Olympic intersection as early as 10:00 AM and started late around 12;45 PM. The 4,000 to 5,000 strong march/rally was led by “We Are All Elvira and Saulito Coalition” led by the April 7 Coalition composed of Hermanidad Mexicana Nacional and the Latino Movement USA led by Juan Jose Gutierrez, Raul Murillo, Angelina Corona and the ANSWER-LA: the March 25 Coalition led by Javier Rodriguez; CHIRLA led by Angelica Salas and the CARACEN.

Toxic Treaty Favors Japan, Not the Philippines (tags)

August 14, 2007. Manila, Philippines. Senate Forum Bares Legal Traps and Empty Promises of the JPEPA

$10,000 Penalty For Posters About Political Event ! (tags)

ANSWER Coalition, promoter of some of the largest. most successful Wash DC demonstrations, is threatened with $10,000 fines for posters promoting upcoming demos. This threatens ALL interests that may hope to gather peacefully to express grievances to officals and mainstream public.

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.

“Braving Borders, Building Bridges: A Journey for Human Rights” Report Back (tags)

African American leaders will share their experiences on a human rights tour of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Day of Human Rights Awareness (tags)

Local Inland Empire and Riverside County organizations host an event on August 4th featuring a ‘Walk for Human Rights’ at 2pm, a speaker forum at 3:30pm, and an all-ages benefit concert at 6pm featuring Naked Aggression and No Reform.

Latino For Peace anf March 25th Coalition (tags)

NetworkAztlan.com is our new URL address for the Latinos For Peace, the March 25th Coalition and Art of Aztlan gallery

TAGUMPAY ANG MARTSA-RALI PARA SA MGA MIGRANTE SA LA! (tags)

Tagumpay ang martsa at demonstrasyon nitong Linggo, Hunyo 24, 2007 sa Hollywood and Vine sa Los Angeles. May 15,000 imigrante at kanilang gma tagapgtaguyod ang aktibong lumahok sa martsa-rali na tinawag ng April 7 Coalition.Hermanidad at ANSWER-LA. Bingo nila ang nais ng mga naghaharing uri na sila ang magdesisyon kung ano ang kapalaran ng 12 millyong migrante at manggagawang walang papeles na tinatwag nilang “ilegal’ dito sa Amerika.

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

AJLPP-USA Mobilizes for June 24 Full Rights for All Immigrants March and Rally in Los Ange (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines(AJLPP)-USA and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) will mobilize upcoming June 24 Immigrant Rights March-Rally in Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles. The June 24th Hollywood march-rally will also demand a stop to the increase on exorbitant fees on citizenship and other documents for immigrants to be implemented by the DHS this July 30, 2007. As the hopes for the proposed compromise bill on “Border Protection and Immigration Bill” also known as the “grand bargain” flickered, mass actions should be the order of the day.. The racist conservatives in the Lower House has just filed the “Border Protection First “ bill that elucidates their racist- anti immigrant bias

New Coalition Flag (tags)

Flown for first time

Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Mobilizes for June 24 Full Rights for All Immigrants (tags)

The AJLPP and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council will mobilize upcoming June 24 Immigrant Rights March-Rally in Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles. The June 24th Hollywood march-rally will also demand a stop to the increase on exorbitant fees on citizenship and other documents for immigrants to be implemented by the DHS this July 30, 2007. The proposed compromise bill on “Border Protection and Immigration Bill” also known as the “grand bargain” supported by the White House fell flat last week and was rejected by the conservatives in the Senate. The debate on the bill was not stopped by a narrow margin during the senate voting.

JFAV Marks RP Independence Day/Battle of Bessang Pass: SGS Inducted in LA (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) commemorates the 109th Philippine Independence Day and the 62nd Anniversary of the Battle of Bessang last June 12, 2007 at the Los Angeles City Hall. As a part of the commemorative events, Council Member Herb J. Wesson Jr. of the 10th Council District inducted the newly elected officers of the SGSI at the Mayor Tom Bradley Room or the City Tower at the 26th Floor, Los Angeles City Hall at 200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Mobilizes for June 24 Full Rights for All Immigrants (tags)

he Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council will mobilize upcoming June 24 Immigrant Rights March-Rally in Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles. The June 24th Hollywood march-rally will also demand a stop to the increase on exorbitant fees on citizenship and other documents for immigrants to be implemented by the DHS this July 30, 2007. The proposed compromise bill on “Border Protection and Immigration Bill” also known as the “grand bargain” supported by the White House fell flat last week and was rejected by the conservatives in the Senate. The debate on the bill was not stopped by a narrow margin during the senate voting.

Continue the Pressure on the Immigration Bill: Struggle Against Anti-Immigrant Backlash, D (tags)

As we vehemently oppose the US Border Protection and immigration Reform Bill that will turn 12 million immigrants into a permanent underclass of “guest workers” and scrap the family reunification laws the Coalition In Defense of immigrant Rights (CDIR) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) take a stand to fight the anti-immigrant backlash that came with the debates on the U.S. Congress on the so called’ immigration reforms”

UCLA group carries torch for less advantaged API classmates (tags)

Activists of the Asian Pacific Coalition met the press Thursday at the Ackerman Viewpoint Conference Room, University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) to urge public support on an ongoing campaign to enable Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have own identities. According to the Count Me In campaign it is addressing educational inequalities within the AAPI community. It said that hidden by the “model minority myth”, AAPI continue to suffer severely from access to resources for higher education, adding, “The myth homogenizes the diverse make-up of AAPIs despite the fact that each group has its own unique history, language, culture, and experience.” There is a need to disaggregate the racial category of AAPIs into their specific communities “to ensure that public policy reflects the needs of diverse communities.”

Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Supports Immigrant Rights Campaign (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council held its annual meeting last May 30 held at the Manila Terrace Social Hall, 2328 W. Temple St, Los Angeles and unanimously passed a resolution that will commit the EPCC to support the current immigrant rights campaign of the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) and the April 7th Coalition, The EPCC decided to mobilize for the upcoming June 24 March and Rally in Los Angeles to demand for full rights for all immigrants. The April 7 Coalition including Latino Movement USA, Herman dad Mexican National, the ANSWER Coalition is leading this march rally on Sunday, June 24 at 12:00 noon at Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood.

Our Voices Will Not Be Silenced! (tags)

Organizations including CARECEN, the MIWON network, LA Archdiocese Social Justice Committee, LA Federation of Labor, SEIU 1877, and the We Are America Coalition have announced a Procession and Vigil from Immanuel Presbyterian Church to MacArthur Park, on Thursday, May 17th at 5pm. Read on for Flyer and full info in Spanish and English.

That'll teach 'em (tags)

One of us, a hundred of them.

Police in Riot Gear, Nightsticks Ready at MacArthur Park (tags)

Protest at LAPD headquarters to rally against the violence police inflicted on a peaceful crowd at MacArthur Park yesterday.

Stop the war in Mindanao (tags)

Proof of MNLF coddling Jemaah Islamiah (JI) and Abu Sayyaf (ASG) terrorist groups must be presented; US Troops Out

ANSWER's LA Office is Moving - Help Us Keep Growing (tags)

ANSWER is moving to a new, bigger office in LA. We need your help to make the move a success!

April 7 Coalition March Rally in Los Angeles Draws 75,000 (tags)

- Amnesty Now! Full Rights for All Immigrants, Now! With these resounding chants, more than 75,000 immigrants and immigrant rights advocates under the banner of the April 7 Coalition marched and rallied for full rights for all immigrants last Saturday, April 7, 2007, in Los Angeles. Unlike the disparate and fewer numbers of mobilized activities last March 25, 2007, the April 7 Coalition march for full rights for all immigrants became one of the largest to be held in Los Angeles after May 1, 2006. This brings a new momentum for the immigrant rights movement in California. The conservative L.A Times estimated the crowd as 10,000 while the Latino Channel 34 estimate of the crowd was 50,000.

Cultural Inversions and Criminal Leadership (tags)

Imagine coalition leaders recoiling in horror at the prospect of facing the truth that it is they who are the most criminally liable and culpable terrorists in the world today! Former Secretary General of the UN, Kofi Annan, stated that in order to effectively combat terrorism a universal definition of ‘terrorism’ would be imperative. A ratified definition would eliminate politically motivated, arbitrary definitions made by various groups/States for the principal purpose of servng their own interests. In the absence of a universal definition the legal system and International criminal courts are ‘hamstrung’ or worse, subject to manipulation by powerful (criminal) interests.

Reviewing the Party-List Law (First of three parts) (tags)

Nine years after the first party-list elections, 12 years after the passage of RA 7941, and 20 years after the ratification of the present Constitution – is the party-list system serving the avowed purpose of giving voice to the voiceless?

What has happened to the 5 iranians kidnapped by US? (tags)

- As the Western media turns its attention to the fate of 15 Britons detained for allegedly trespassing into Iranian waters over the weekend, the status of five Iranian officials captured in a U.S. military raid on a liaison office in northern Iraq on Jan. 11 remains a mystery.

March 25 Begins, Again (tags)

Today's commemoration and kickoff to the May 1 boycott against immigration raids and deportations began today, under the shadow of ICE

David Flaum tell Cheney how it is (tags)

And to get on with it and bomb Iran

Bush, Blair could face War-crimes Charges (tags)

George W. Bush and Tony Blair may face war crimes charges at the International Criminal Court over their military intervention and occupation of Iraq. The Internationally insignificant John Howard would face Australian courts prior to being handed over to the ICC.

M20: Chicago Mobilizes Against the War (tags)

In January, representatives of over 90 antiwar and community organizations gathered to begin organizing the Chicago area's response to the 4th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq - a mass march on Michigan Ave. As the scene of the largest mass false arrest in Chicago history and an on-going free speech battle with the city, organizing for the right to march on Michigan Avenue was seen as a symbol of the ongoing battle to defend civil liberties in Chicago, and in the nation at large. This year's march will be preceded by walkouts and feeder marches from area high school and college campuses.

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

March 17 Mass Anti-War Protest in Los Angeles (tags)

On the 4th Anniversary of the Iraq War - Stop the War! Mass March and Rally - Regional Action in LA Live Concert by Ozomatli & Performance by Jackson Browne

No More CASH, No More CASKETS! Orange County Peace Coalition Rally, 3.17.07 (tags)

No More CASH, No More CASKETS!

AJLPP-USA Nationwide Mobilization for March 17 -18 Protests in Four Major US Cities (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP), an alliance of Filipino American and allied solidarity organizations working for peace and justice, anti-war and racism in the United States and a member of the ANSWER Coalition will mobilize for the nationwide mass protests against the 4th year of the U.S Invasion and Occupation of Iraq and the 40th anniversary of the people’s march in Pentagon. March 1967 at the height of the US War in Vietnam. Los Angeles and Washington DC will be the focus of the anti-war mobilizations on March 17 while Seattle and San Francisco will mobilize tens of thousands of the anti-war protestors on March 18. AJLPP will be present on the four major cities mobilization against the war and racism both in the east and the west coast.

Update on the Southwest Museum (report and photos) (tags)

Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition recently presented three alternative plans for preserving the facility as a complete museum with additional uses. The Autry National Center, which owns the property, wants to change its use to a cultural center and scale down the exhibition of the Southwest Museum Collection to just a fraction of space, with much of the collection relocated to a yet-to-be-built building in Griffith Park. Among the new features proposed by the Coalition are a scenic restaurant that is being likened to Castaways in Burbank, expanded parking, new space for exhibition of the collection, and a cultural and education center. Council person Huizar said he would oppose Autry’s plan to downsize the original museum.

Protest to end occuaption of Haiti (tags)

Outside the Brazilian Consulate which is located at 8484 Wlishire Blvd/nr La Cienega. Feb 8th 2007 at 12 noon.

Los Angeles January 27 Action Coalition Rally & March (tags)

The Iraq war is obviously on quite a few minds lately. In response to President Bush's decision the send additional troops overseas, the January 27 Action Coalition organized a Rally and March set for today. The day started at the Democratic headquarters in downtown L.A.. The procession then moved through the streets until they reached the Federal Building. An estimated 12,000 people showed up for the event. The amount of passion from the participants was overwhelming. One man in particular struck a cord with me. His best friend, Army Specialist Sergio Gudino, was killed on Christmas Day in Iraq.

1,000s Expected at Antiwar Protests this Weekend (tags)

SAT 1/27: Thousands expected at Antiwar Protests this Weekend

ANSWER Anti-War Contingent at MLK Day Parade (tags)

Photos from the anti-war contingent at the MLK Day parade

Verification (tags)

The (unused) rushed delivery of 30 ‘bunker busters’ (tactical nuclear weapons) to Israel by the USA during the South Lebanon conflict seemed unwarranted at the time but today the murky machinations of the ultra-right forces of Zionism and the Washington neo-cons, become clear. The PNAC agenda (specifically Middle East domination) also adds credence to what would seem to be a delay in plans; due principally to Israel’s unsuccessful foray against Iranian backed Hezbollah, in South Lebanon.

BTL:Grassroots Impeachment Campaign Launches Drive to... (tags)

...Remove Bush & Cheney from Office~Interview with Tim Carpenter, director of Progressive Democrats of America, conducted by Between the Lines'Scott Harris

Volumes of Research Daily Now Says - CLIMATE IN CRISIS (tags)

Climate change: 'It is, in fact, a crisis'

L.A. Area Organizations Issue Declaration For Human Rights For Immigrants (tags)

Los Angeles, CA…..December 13, 2006 ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) led a coalition of 18 human rights, defense and religious organizations that have signed the "Declaration of Los Angeles," approved by the Los Angeles City Council today.

Lies and deceit behind condo-conversion scheme (tags)

Lies and deceit have been a driving force behind the latest proposals to weaken Oakland's condo-conversion protections!

Neo-Cons in Disarray (tags)

Washington today is characterised by neo-cons running for cover as reality presses in on their delusional world. It’s every psychopath and criminal for him/herself as uncertainty grips the culpable. Neo-cons and their support networks are abandoning the new American century (delusion) for the hard reality of rapid American decline and the very real prospect of facing war crimes tribunals. The recent utterings of arch-neocon, Richard Perle, attempting to lay blame on the imbecile, Bush, reveals panic at the highest levels; but it’s far too late to evade responsibility, the world is very familiar with the criminal perpetrators of the whole neo-con fiasco.

Make Dec. 1 Rosa Parks Human Rights Day (tags)

Make December 1 Rosa Parks Human Rights Day Friday, Dec. 1 1:00pm - Rally/March Dudley Square, Roxbury, MA

Homeless Denounce Delgadillo at Press Confrence; Expose LAPD’s "Broken Windows" (tags)

Homeless Activists in LA dive bomb City Attorney's Press Conference exposing LAPD "Broken Windows" mass arrests. Group demands meeting with Mayor Villariagosa.

Tony Blair: “Poisonous Propaganda” (tags)

Tony (45 mins) Blair, member of the coalition of willing criminals and terrified of the prospect of facing a war crimes tribunal, has today labelled the dissenting voice of opposition (justice) as “poisonous propaganda”. The world received this ridiculous statement with ample incredulity. We are all familiar with the politics of inversion and pathologically lying Prime Ministers (Blair and Howard) but this latest desperate statement from Blair even elicited a bray from the Whitehouse donkey, who is far too busy with his own problems to offer any assistance to his partner in crime. The three most notorious murderers of the 21st century, Bush, Blair and Howard are facing an extremely hazardous future!

Stopping the New Arms Race: Nov 16 @ UCLA (tags)

Because the University of California manages the nation's two nuclear weapons research and design laboratories it stands at the center of an unfolding political and ecological crisis of unprecedented proportions. The Coalition to Demilitarize the UC* calls upon students, staff, faculty, and community members to attend the UC Regents’ meeting in Los Angeles on November 16 to demand the Regents to divest the university’s good name and intellectual resources from the new arms race.

Lieberman out of the shadows: Israel's Minister of Strategic Threats (tags)

Lieberman wants a president who has the authority to make major legislative changes, even constitutional ones, without having to make the backroom compromises to keep together the coalition governments that characterise Israel's current political system. The president Lieberman has in mind would be more on the lines of an autocratic ruler. Olmert is apparently sympathetic to Lieberman's plans to change the political system. It is not difficult to understand why.

George Bush at the ANSWER Coalition Demo in Hollywood (tags)

Bush speaks at the Answer Coalition rally

Protest Against Police Brutality (tags)

Photos: March and Rally, October 22nd Coalition Against Police, Sunday, October 22, 2006 in downtown Los Angeles

Protest Iraq war in Hollywood Monday (tags)

Come to the Armed Forces Recuiting Center 10 AM Monday, Sept 25 Hollywood Blvd near La Brea

International/national Peace a Week of Actions (tags)

For immediate release For further information: September 18, 2006 Steven Gibson, (213) 489-1900 ext. 114 sgibson@afsc.org Georgie Noguera, (213) 489-1900 ext. 120 gnoguera@afsc.org Week of Action in Support of National Declaration of Peace Culminating in Civil Disobedience to Shut Down Armed Forces Recruitment Center

Action In Support of National Declaration Of Peace (tags)

Week of Action in Support of National Declaration of Peace Culminating in Civil Disobedience to Shut Down Armed Forces Recruitment Center Monday, September 25th (10 am – 1 pm) 7060 Hollywood Blvd.

International Day of Peace Sept. 21st Event (tags)

Peaceful Candlelight Vigil in Pasadena. Foothills Peace Coalition Invites you to join us for an evening of thoughtful expression in peace.

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.

Civil society groups denounce Singapore government, IMF-WB for barring activists (tags)

Jubilee South and the Freedom from Debt Coalition of the Philippines, two of the proponents and lead organizers of the International Peoples Forum vs the IMF and World Bank, denounce the latest move of the Singapore government to prevent the exercise of freedom of speech and peaceful assembly.

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUP STEPS UP RALLIES FOR AMNESTY AND LEGALIZATION (tags)

Different Immigrant rights groups and coalitions stepped up their mass actions to force the US Congress to enact laws that will give amnesty and full rights to more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. From September 2, 2005 different mass actions were held all over California and other parts of the United States like Seattle, Phoenix, Arizona, Chicago and other states during the long Labor Day weekend. Labor groups, anti wart and other progressive groups together with the immigrant rights advocates banded together to push the people’s agenda.

You don't need a Weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing. (tags)

And you don't need The UN to impose sanctions.

Recounting Our Way to Democracy (tags)

NOT since 1910, when another controversial election sparked a revolution, has Mexico been so fraught with political tension.

Bush, Rice and Israel's Hack Legions: The Triumph of Crackpot Realism (tags)

Presidents announced Star Wars, Reagan's dream has come true. Behind ramparts guarded by a coalition of liars extending from Rupert Murdoch to the New York Times, from Bill O'Reilly to PBS, America is totally shielded from truth. Here we have a Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, who gazes at the rubble of Lebanon, 300,000 refugees being strafed with Israel's cluster bombs, and squeaks happily that we are "witnessing the birth pangs of a new Middle East."

OC Peace Coalition (tags)

July 29 Demonstration at Triangle Square, Costa Mesa

Fremont PD Attack and Arrest 6 Anti-Minutemen Protesters on July 28th! (tags)

Tell the Fremont Police Department that the whole world is watching!

FilAm Vets Lobby Congress on July 26 (tags)

Filipino American World War II veterans will march again on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 on Capitol Hill to conduct face-to-face lobbying with members of congress, according to the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans, a Washington-based advocacy group. The veterans from California, Texas, New York, New Jersey and other cities will mark the 65th anniversary of the 1941 Military Order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt that drafted morethan 140,000 Filipino soldiers into the U.S. Army by appealing to key House members and White House officials to pass the Filipino Veterans Family Reunification immigration amendment.

7/28-30 Washington, DC: National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference (tags)

Together, We Build A New National, Broad-Based, Immigrant Rights / Civil Rights Movement!

Press Conference to Denounce LAPD Brutality (tags)

Say No to Police Brutality Against Immigrant Rights Protestors in Hollywood

Public Forum on the Southwest Museum (article and transcript) (tags)

On July 1st, The Southwest Museum closed. The Autry National Center, which owns it, claims the future of the museum is secure, while Friends of the Southwest Museum is concerned about the lack of a concrete plan and whether or not relocating parts of the museum to Griffith Park is necessarily the best scenario. The lack of a tangible plan as well as a claimed scarcity of public input has fueled suspicion by the Coalition as to the owner’s true motive.

Anti-gay marriage leader dies (tags)

The head of the ballot effort to prohibit gay marriage and define traditional unions in Arizona was killed in a car wreck early Monday.

Protest Racist Minutemen in Hollywood (tags)

All progressive, anti-racist people are encouraged to protest the racist Minutemen in Hollywood this Saturday.

March 25th Western Regional Conference A Success! (tags)

The Western Regional Conference brought together members of the March 25th Coalition yesterday at the United Teachers of Los Angeles building.

U.S. Army's Radioactive Blowback (tags)

Many will recall the haunting lyrics of "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas. In the wake of the U.S. military's deployment of DU munitions in the desert regions of the Middle East, a horrifying new impication is given to the lyrics. "All we are is dust in the wind".

3/25 Coalition Western Regional Conference on Immigration (tags)

March 25th Coalition Western Regional Conference

Emergency Alert: Police Evicting South Central Farmers - Take Action (tags)

The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition is calling on all progressive people to mobilize support for the South Central Farm. If you can come to the Farm, please protest the unjust eviction of the Farmers today.

BTL:Study Finds Female Genital Mutilation Increases Risk of... (tags)

...Childbirth Mortality~Interview with Adrienne Germain, president of the International Women's Health Coalition, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

May Day Coalition (tags)

The May Day Coalition for Students and Workers Justice is organizing a rally for Immigration Rights on Thursday June 15, 2006.

ANSWER-LA Summer Internships - Apply Today (tags)

Become an intern with the ANSWER Coalition in Los Angeles this summer. Help build the independent people's movement against war and racism and for immigrant rights!

Anti-Racist Protestors Defeat the Minutmen in LA (tags)

More than 300 anti-racist protestors confront the racist Minutemen in downtown Los Angeles. Amnesty for all!

National President - MAPA (tags)

A potential compromise on immigration reform might be reached soon in the Senate but some immigration advocates are against the Hagel-Martinez legislation. On Tuesday, the March 25th Coalition will hold a press conference calling upon Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer to support full legalization and vote against the Hagel-Martinez compromise.

Justice for the Chevy's Fresh-Mex Workers! (tags)

Supporters around the country should call the following numbers: 800-4-CHEVYS (national corporate offices) 209-839-2241 (Tracy Chevy's, ask for Greg, the manager) 925-960-0071 (ask for Gary, the franchise manager of the Tracy Chevy's) and demand immediate reinstatement and compensation for the workers who were fired or who quit in protest.

THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE THE U.S./ZIONIST PROPAGANDA WAR, ITS LEADERS AND ITS VICTIMS (tags)

At the end of the day, the blood of the Iraqi people will demand to be heard and the voice of justice will be louder and reverberate with greater power than any so-called 'weapon of mass destruction' throughout the entire world. The only questions that remain are: Where does each and every one of us stand in this conflict and what do we intend to do about it?

DAY OF OUT(R)AGE AGAINST TELCOS—MAY 24TH (tags)

SUPPORT PUBLIC ACCESS TV—SUPPORT INTERNET ‘NET NEUTRALITY’—AND STOP THE PHONE COMPANIES’ “TECHNOLOGY REDLING” OF LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES! Wednesday May 24th—Protests planned at phone company offices in NYC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and other cities to expose efforts by the phone companies to push legislation that could end the Internet as we know it, increase the digital-divide through redlining—and destroy Public Access TV! For more information, or to organize action in your town, go to www.saveaccess.org —or email Info@saveaccess.org

BTL:Stop the War, Save the Environment (tags)

Interview with Ibrahim Ramey, Climate Crisis Coalition, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

We Are America Alliance (tags)

Newly-Forming "We Are America Alliance" Announces Next Steps to Stop HR 4437 and Press for Real Comprehensive Immigration Reform

May 1st: Demand Genuine Legalization and Dignity and Respect for All Wo (tags)

Kick Off Rally for May 1st March at 3pm: This year, MIWON is hosting the kick off rally for the Los Angeles May 1st march. For the past five years, MIWON has sponsored an action on May 1st to draw attention to low- wage workers’ rights and to demand genuine legalization as a step towards fair treatment of all workers.

South Los Angeles Unites for Immigrant Rights (tags)

African American and Latino Leaders Endorse Unified South LA Delegation for May 1st March

For May Day and Beyond: White People Step Up for Immigrant Rights (tags)

Open Letter to White Communities.

German Greens, Conservatives draw closer together (tags)

Last week, the conservative Christian Democratic Party (CDU) and the free-market liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) started official talks aimed at forming a new coalition government in the state of Baden-Württemberg, after elections were held there at the end of March. Both parties aim to agree on a coalition pact by May 6. The state’s premier, Günther Oettinger (CDU), made this announcement two days before the CDU’s parliamentary faction was due to meet. The CDU had previously held two meetings each with the FDP and the Green Party to assess the possibilities of forming a coalition government. The discussions with the Greens signified yet a further convergence between the two parties and will undoubtedly be viewed in the not-too-distant future as a preparation for the first CDU-Green state government.

ALL-OUT FOR April 15 Mass Student Action—Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win! (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) – People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) calls on all students and youth, immigrants and advocates to go all-out today, April 15, to the streets!

CDIR –People’s CORE : ALL OUT FOR April 15 Mass Student Action and May 1 Nati (tags)

It's important at this critical moment for us- the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR)-a coalition of peoples immigrant organizations in Los Angeles advocating for immigrant rights; People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment(People’s CORE), a non-profit organization in Southern California and the ANSWER Coalition to keep up the pressure and continue to focus on the streets and the mass action of the people and never allow the politicians to decide how much equality or how much inequality, or how much repression, should be meted out to the millions of hard working immigrant families.

ANTHONY SOLTERO TO BE HONORED AT MASS STUDENT MARCH (tags)

At a press conference earlier today, the Coalition of United Students announced they will dedicate their April 15 march to Anthony Soltero, who took his own life after a vice-principal threatened him with prison because he walked out of school to protest HR4437. (repost by Leslie)

ALL OUT FOR April 15 Mass Student Action and May 1 Nation wide Boycott (tags)

All out for April 15 and may 1 Great American Boycott! It's important at this critical moment for us- the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR)-People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment(People’s CORE) and the ANSWER Coalition to keep up the pressure and continue to focus on the streets and the mass action of the people and never allow the politicians to decide how much equality or how much inequality, or how much repression, should be meted out to the millions of hard working immigrant families.

A MOM'S FYI: "How to Impeach George W. Bush"...by Tom Delay, et al. (tags)

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Coming Next: "El Gran Boicot" (tags)

Pro-immigrant coalition to paralyze US economy

The Impeachment Debate (tags)

We are a republic; we don't want a king. Laws govern our nation, not men.. America doesn't want a president who believes "I am the law." A coalition of the unwilling is underway who see a breach of the constitu-tion in the monitoring practices.

March 25th Coalition (tags)

Millions Nationally Will Hear Historic Call to March Against Sensenbrenner Bill and for the Legalization of 12 Million Undocumented. In an Unprecedented Display of Unity, Spanish Language Morning Radio Show Personalities Have Come together in Defense of their people. March 25th Coalition Against Sensenbrenner Bill-HR4437 Will Coordinate Media Event at LA City Hall.

Spanish Radio Joins Coalition Outreach (tags)

MEDIA ADVISORY And PHOTO-OP MARCH 20TH, 2006 March 25 Coalition Against HR4437- Coalicion 25 de Marzo Contra La Ley Sensenbrenner Media Contact: Javier Rodriguez 323.788.3241 jrodhdztf@hotmail.com & jrod1194@sbcglobal.net

A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition: Update on Anti-War Protests (tags)

Tens of thousands will protest in hundreds of local and regional actions on the third anniversary of the Iraq war

Pasadena Rally on March 19th (tags)

Sunday, March 19: March on Parsons Corporation in Pasadena

MARCH FOR PEACE (tags)

This quest for peace, in homage to Mahatma Gandhi's historic 1930 Salt March, will start in Tijuana, Mexico on March 12, go through the Marine Corps Depot at Camp Pendleton and the Cesar Chavez burial site in La Paz, CA (near Tehachapi), and end in The Mission district of San Francisco with a memorial ceremony and blood drive on March 27.

3/15: Los Angeles Community/Activist Event to End the War on Iraq, Bring Troops Home! (tags)

Three Years Too Many! At the wake of the Third Anniversary of the Iraq War, this is a community event to highlight the local costs of the war and how we can involve for the up-coming local peace and justice movements.

Gran Marcha 2006 (tags)

LA Coalition to Stage Mass Protest on March 25, 2006 Against HR4437 Sensenbrenner Immigration Bill in Downtown Los Angeles and support a comprehensive immigration reform provision that leads to permanent residency and no more border fences and or heightened border security

Sanctuary Movement Spreads East (tags)

Please attend the Pomona council meeting Monday night, and or pass the this information along to anyone and everyone that may be affected, including clergy, law enforcement, teachers, mailmen, storeowners, bus drivers, clerks, phone operators, etc.

Coalition calls for Costa Mesa boycotts and mass protest (tags)

This article describes the press conference held February 2 by Citizens for Constitutional Rights and contains information not in mainstream press accounts, in particular about charges of a Neo-Nazi influence on the Costa Mesa City Council majority. There are also video clips of various members of the CCR speaking.

Why does Group of 184 hate Aristide? (tags)

Some reasons why Group of 184 participated in the coup against democratically elected Arisitide..

3/15 Los Angeles Peace Event to End the War on Iraq with Fernando Suarez (tags)

Three Years Too Many! At the wake of the Third Anniversary of the Iraq War, this is a community event to highlight the local costs of the war and how we can involve for the up-coming local peace and justice movements.

Pics from Orange County Peace Coalition's Presidents' Day Impeach Bush Demo, 2/20/06 (tags)

More pics from the OC Peace Coalition's Presidents' Day Impeach George W. Bu$h Demonstration...

Presidents' Day Impeach Bush Demo, Nixon Library, OC Peace Coalition, Pics (tags)

Photos from Feb. 20, 2006, Presidents' Day Impeach George W. Bush Demo, Yorba Linda, CA, 11-1 p.m.

Phone interview with Fernando Flores, support coalition to save the South Central Farm (tags)

Phone interview with Fernando Flores, co-chair of the support coalition to save the South Central Farm. Recorded Thursday, February 9, 2006

PROTEST ANTI-IMMIGRANT RACISTS IN BURBANK - SAT, JAN 21, 8 AM (tags)

Stop Attacks on Immigrants! No to "SOS" and Minutemen! Unite to stop the racists in their tracks!

MARCH FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS - JUSTICE FOR GUILLERMO MARTINEZ - SAT, JAN 14, 10AM (tags)

March and rally to demand justice for Guillermo Martinez! Stop racist violence against immigrants!

Protest to Tell Levi's to Respect Worker's Rights! (tags)

What: Join Sweatshop Watch in a festive holiday protest to demand that Levi’s take responsibility for violations of labor rights. When: Saturday, December 17, 2005; 11am sharp-12noon (meet at 10:30am outside of the store) Where: CA Levi’s Store on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade 1409 3rd Street Promenade (near Santa Monica Boulevard) Santa Monica, CA 90401

Ed Roybal Presente (tags)

An honest appreciation, not uncritical, of the late Ed Roybal and his major contributions to coalition building and grass-roots politics.

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.

Nov. 2 "Drive Out the Bush Regime" Gets Major Endorsements (tags)

Howard Zinn, Code Pink, Mumia Abu-Jamal are among those endorsing day of walk outs and mobilizations Nov 2, anniversary of Bush's "re"-election, to drive his regime out of office. Local actions are along Wilshire Bl - noon to 8 pm.

Bovine excrement meter melts (tags)

Cars stolen in US used in suicide attacks The FBI's counterterrorism unit has launched a broad investigation of US-based theft rings after discovering some vehicles used in deadly car bombings in Iraq, including attacks that killed US troops and Iraqi civilians, were probably stolen in the United States, according to senior US Government officials.

The Jacumba Gap (tags)

A great opportunity was missed by coalition members from both LA and San Diego for a mass protest of Gilchrist at the Jacumba gap and with a second opportunity lost to disrupt Chases minutemen the next day at their sign up at the VFW. This last weekends excursion revealed that the battle is still out there at the border. With no one to confront them the minute men simply have free reign over the desert.

Voices of Color: Unite against the border vigilantes! (tags)

Minuteman armed thugs are gathering on the U.S.-Mexico border to try to stop undocument- ed immigration. The good news: protesters are building a movement that can stop them. To reprint, please credit the author & Freedom Socialist newspaper. Notice is appreciated.

Sept 24: Vancouver Canada 900 Rally and March Against War and Occupation! (tags)

September 24th 2005 saw hundreds of thousands of people across the globe come to the streets to echo the demands of the Iraqi people for an end to war and occupation. Over 900 people joined Vancouver’s antiwar coalition, Mobilization Against War and Occupation (MAWO) to demand: “US/UK OUT OF IRAQ! CANADA OUT OF AFGHANISTAN!”

SAT 9/24: National Day of Anti-War Protests in LA (tags)

Thousands to Join the National Day of Anti-War Protests in Los Angeles on Saturday Calling to ‘End the War on Iraq, Bring the Troops Home Now, andmJustice for the Hurricane Survivors’

SAT. 9/424: Thousands to Protest War in Iraq in Downtown LA (tags)

Thousands to Attend Los Angeles March and Rally on Sept 24th to Protest the War in Iraq and Support for Hurricane Victims Calls for 'From Iraq to New Orleans Fund People's Needs, Not the War Machine' As Part of a National Day of Protests Against the War

The Real Story: Germans Reject Thatcherism and Being US Puppets (tags)

American media reports speak of a loss for Germany’s socialists and of a more pro-business Germany, but the voters of Europe’s biggest state actually stood solidly for a progressive, caring socio-political system and for a foreign policy that doesn’t follow in lockstep behind Washington.

FBP May Be Run Out of Imperial Valley (tags)

Early reports from leaders of the anti-minutemen forces in Calexico indicate Friends of the Border Patrol rousted.

California Minutemen Attempt to Send Message on September 11 Border Watch (tags)

A CALL TO ACTION-Join the Human Rights Coalition of California against the RETURN OF THE CALIFORNIA MINUTEMEN. Jim Chase, California Minutemen Founder has announced a Border Watch to begin SEPTEMBER 11, 2005. Join the Human Rights Coalition of California and other human rights activists at the VFW in Campo, CA to protest the racism of the Minuteman Project.

STOP Jim Gilchrist from winning the Congressional District of Orange County! (tags)

The Human Rights Coalition of California urges the people of Los Angeles County to contact fellow Orange Country friends, relatives, and co-workers to STOP JIM GILCHRIST

Calling the United Resistance (tags)

Mobilize to San Diego for a Movement Against All Borders / Accion en SD para un Movimiento en Contra de Todas Las Fronteras

Orange County Peace Coalition Meeting, Sat., Aug. 27 (tags)

Plan for Peace!

Day labor workers arrested and fined in Arizona (tags)

Day labor workers targeted in Arizona

Minutemen are Here! Protest This Weekend! (tags)

Environmental and Public Interest Groups "Exxpose" Exxon (tags)

Landmark Campaign to Expose ExxonMobil’s Dangerous Environmental Policies

ISO statement re: Baldwin Park II & democracy in movements (tags)

Los Angeles ISO's response to posts about the anti-Minutemen Project/SOS movement

Opportunism, ANSWER and Palestine (tags)

It is so important that the movement against the war in Iraq draw the connection to all the wars the U.S. government is waging around the world. Inclusion of Palestine is a vital issue and an important part of building solidarity. But solidarity with Palestine should not be used as just a maneuver in an organizational struggle between ANSWER and UFPJ.

Summary Meeting on BP June 25th (tags)

Summary of a meeting held this past week with organizations that participated in the organizing of the Baldwin Park 2 event.

translating Bush's speech (tags)

translating the speech from last night

TUES 5PM: Join Anti-Schwarzenegger Protest Outside SMC at Pico & 17th St. (tags)

On Tuesday, June 14, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is coming to Santa Monica College to give the commencement address to graduating students at his alma mater. Meanwhile, he wants to cut education funding, teacher's wages, and jobs across California.

On the "Insurgency" Myth in Iraq (tags)

The opposite is demonstrated with spectacular and brutal actions when the US media report about successes in the battle against the enemies of freedom in Iraq.

Students, faculty, community, native groups resist US military hegemony in the Pacific (tags)

Since 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, a coalition of Native Hawaiian groups, students, faculty, anti-war activists, environmentalists, and religious organizations have joined forces to occupy the University of Hawaii administration building, to demand the University cease all work on a secret Navy research project, UARC. This secret research is for the development of space-based laser systems, surveillance technologies, and sea-based mines. Live Webcam of the protest: http://stopuarc.ww.com/ Since September 11, 2001, the US military has embarked on its largest expansion onto Hawa'ian land, since World War II. The Army plans to take 28,000 acres of this precious land to station a Stryker Brigade.

Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, April 15th (tags)

Arlene Inouye, Coordinator of the Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools (CAMS) and Robert Acosta, an Iraq War Veteran (2003) with Operation Truth, will deliver a presentation about the ongoing efforts to raise awareness and mobilize the public against the aggressive and deceptive tactics military recruiters use in our public school system to get working-class youth to join the U.S. armed forces.

UFPJ Responds (tags)

UFPJ Responds

Farewell Italia, Viva the Coalition of the Willing (tags)

Bush’s Coalition of the Willing allies are dropping like flies. Of 39 “members,” 14 have already quit and two more have announced plans to pull out, and now Italy, the third largest U.S. ally in the so-called coalition, says it’s leaving too. Can Britain be far behind?

BTL:Grass-roots Campaign Organizes U.S. Citizen Support for Kyoto Protocol to.. (tags)

...Control Global Warming ~ Interview with Tom Stokes, of the Climate Crisis Coalition, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

March/Rally to Defend the Bolivarian Revolution in L.A. (tags)

Coalition Against Intervention in Venezuela

Underground Railroad (tags)

Before the Civil War, millions of men, women and children of African descent were held in legal bondage.

Iragi Elections: The calm before the storm (tags)

In Defence of Marxism

Westwood Parade (tags)

The Westwood Pep Rally, followed by the ANSWER Anti-inaugural Parade went almost exactly as intended.

Groups charge Bush is lying: Social Security ‘crisis’ is phony (tags)

Huge coalition moves to stop privatization

COLOMBIA ELECTION SURPRISE (tags)

The smaller of Colombia's two leftist guerrilla armies has decided to take part in elections, an unprecedented move for the group, the local press reported Thursday.

CALIFORNIA PARENTS GAIN RIGHT TO KNOW - 1-888-NO-POISON (tags)

Learn about the problems with pesticides and safer options from the School Pesticide Reform Coalition at http://www.nopoison.org or at 1-888-NO-POISON.

School Pesticide Reform Coalition at www.nopoison.org or at 1-888-NO-POISON (tags)

Find out more about the hazards of pesticides and about safer solutions from the School Pesticide Reform Coalition

Riverside Criminalization of Homelessness Event (tags)

Speaking event on the criminalization of homelessness in Riverside, CA.

No mandate, no surrender (tags)

Several months ago most pollsters predicted that the margin of difference between Kerry and Bush would be razor thin. I can’t recall anyone projecting a landslide for either candidate, let alone a major political realignment nationwide.

PROTEST IN HOLLYWOOD (tags)

November 6, 2004 Organized by the International Action Center, marchers gathering at Hollywood & Highland take the End the Occupation message down Hollywood Blvd.

BTL:Election Protection Coalition Charges GOP-Connected Groups with... (tags)

...Voter Suppression and Intimidation Campaign ~ Interview with Elliot Minceberg, People for the American Way Foundation, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Iraq War (Invasion) Being Lost By Americans (tags)

Americans are losing, or have lost the Iraq War (invasion).

UCRiverside Forum on Police Brutality (tags)

Stop Police Brutality Forum in Riverside with Peace and Freedom Party VP Candidate Janice Jordan

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.

OCT 16 MARCH FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! (tags)

Join over 100 groups and thousands of individuals for a mass march and rally for immigrant rights on October 16, 12 noon, at the corner of Olympic and Broadway.

Coalition registers millions, seeks huge turnout Nov. 2 (tags)

In Cuyahoga County alone, which includes Cleveland, 235,000 Ohioans have registered, more than double the number in 2000. That includes 100,000 people who registered for the first time.

Riverside Police Brutality Forum (tags)

Prison and Police Brutality Teachin in Riverside, CA

Election boards swamped with new voter sign-ups (tags)

10/8 Protest the CYA, in Chino (tags)

The Youth Justice Coalition (YJC), our ally in Los Angeles, is organizing a protest in support of Dyron Brewer's family at the California Youth Authority (CYA) prison in Chino, outside of L.A.

9/13 Los Angeles: DREAM Fast Vigil Day 1 (tags)

[Los Angeles] At the corner of Jefferson Street and Hoover Boulevard, with the University of Southern California as the backdrop, over 40 supporters, allies, students, and community leaders gathered for a press conference to kick off the DREAM Fast Vigil Campaign.

PROTEST BUSH IN SANTA MONICA - BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW! (tags)

Protest G.W. Bush in Santa Monica Thursday, August 12, 4 pm Initiated by ANSWER Coalition

LGBT Marriage Rights Demonstration (tags)

As Congress begins debating an amendment to deny equal marriage rights to same-sex couples, lesbian and gay activists and supporters held a rally and march this Monday, 7/12/04, to say no to discrimination and yes to equality for all.

ANSWER LA Political Forum - Iraq, Palestine & 2004 Elections (tags)

ANSWER Political Forum on IRAQ, PALESTINE & THE 2004 ELECTIONS Featuring Richard Becker & Muna Coobtee

EMERGENCY PROTEST – WED., JUNE 30, 5 P.M. (tags)

EMERGENCY PROTEST: No to Fake "Sovereignty" - End the Occupation of Iraq! Bring the Troops Home Now! This Wed., June 30, 5 p.m. Westwood Federal Building (corner of Wilshire & Veteran) For more info. call 323-464-1636

{Znet} Stateless and Deported - Palestinian Refugees in Montreal (tags)

An Interview with the Coalition Against the Deportation of Palestinian Refugees

Santa Barbara County Supervisors Support Driver's License Bill (tags)

At 12pm on Tuesday, June 22nd, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted to support SB 1160, the new drivers bill that will ensure that all drivers have access to proper training and insurance.

Take Back America Meeting (tags)

Progressive Democrats call for strong program, grass roots organizing

Thousands at D.C. meeting say: ‘Take back America’ (tags)

WASHINGTON – Over 2,000 participants in a “Take Back America” conference here June 2-4 cheered speakers who urged a bolder, pro-peace, pro-worker, pro-equality program to rally voters against George W. Bush and the Republican right in November.

Bush, Rumsfeld confronted in U.S., Europe, Asia (tags)

The first week of June was not a good time to be George W. Bush or Donald Rumsfeld.

Fahrenheit 9/11 Will Hit American Cinemas On June 25 (tags)

"I am grateful to them now that everyone who wants to see it will now have the chance to do so," Moore said in a statement. "On behalf of my stellar cast - GW, Dick, Rummy, Condi and Wolfie - we thank this incredible coalition of the willing for bringing Fahrenheit 9/11 to the people."

Ignoring Iraqi Death Toll Labelled a “Holocaust Denial” (tags)

American authorities have consistently refused to quote casualties other than among Coalition troops (805 deaths, according to a current UN report). The UN puts the deaths of Iraqi soldiers at 11,000, while estimates of the collateral deaths of Iraqi civilians from the war have varied from 8,875-10,275 (UN) to 21,700-55,000 (Medact, UK, November 2003).

Poll: 32% of Iraqis Strongly Support 'terrorist' Moqtada al-Sadr (tags)

"Unfortunately, the multi-mistakes done in Iraq, in terms of political, economic, security, social and so on, let Moqtada Al-Sadr to be a national hero, even in Sunni areas - not just in Shiite areas."

Over 800 US fatalities in Iraq so far (tags)

The total US fatalities just passed the 800 mark today. The total for the whole coalition is over 900. For the month of May, there has been an average of 2.78 coalition fatalities per day. The average since the war began is 2.11 per day.

Haitian Flag Day (tags)

Haitian Flag Day report from Coalition member This event was organized and sponsored by The Coalition in Solidarity with Haiti.

JUNE 5: Protest Massacres in Rafah (tags)

Demonstration the end the occupations of Iraq, Palestine, Haiti and everywhere on June 5 in LA!

LGBT Rights - March & Rally in Silverlake 5/15/04 (tags)

May 15, 2004 Close to 500 people held a march and rally this Saturday in the Silverlake district of Los Angeles. Marching from the intersection of Sunset Blvd and Edgecliffe to a rally on Sunset Junction at Santa Monica Blvd. The event was organized by a coalition of group including the LAMBDA Legal Defense and Education Fund, The California Freedom to Marry Coalition, The L.A. Coalition for Equal Marriage Rights, and ANSWER LA . The event was peaceful and there were no arrests.

National Coalition to Impeach Bush & Cheney (tags)

The National Coalition to Impeach Bush & Cheney is committed to mobilizing public pressure on Congress to impeach the President and Vice President of the United States. The core group of NCIBC is composed of San Francisco Bay Area activists from different organizations that have been drawn together by the cause of impeachment and have been lobbying members of Congress as well as local officials to get a bill of impeachment initiated. We regard our function as both local citizen-lobbyists and facilitators of this movement.

George Bush War Criminal (tags)

The United States is commiting war crimes right now in Iraq, meanwhile calling a popular uprising '200 guys from syria', drug dealers, thugs etc. The Iraqi governing councel has 'officially' reduced the number of Iraqis the US coalition killed in Fallujah, saying only 18% were civilians. We need to tell people what is really going on in Iraq, and hold this government accountable. This is ridiculous!

Costly US intel failures continue in Iraq (tags)

Two seperate reports clearly demonstrate that a "process for systematic sharing of intelligence and tactics is badly needed" -- proving that the lessons from 9/11 have not been learned

A bloody day in Iraq (tags)

"... the horror, the horror." At the Iraqi town of Fallujah resistance fighters ambushed a "coalition forces" SUV with rocket propelled grenades and small arms, killing the four riding in the vehicle. After the guerillas struck and disappeared, the people of Fallujah came out to inspect the aftermath of the attack. The passengers obviously worked for the "coalition forces"... on their bodies were found dog tags, weapons, an American passport and a U.S. Department of Defense identification card. The gathered crowd then pulled the charred corpses from the vehicle... beat and mutilated them, dragged them to the nearest bridge over the Euphrates River, and hung them from it. The masses chanted "Fallujah is the graveyard of Americans!" We can still hear Vice President Dick Cheney's words ringing in our ears, "We'll be greeted as liberators." (AP photo/Sabah Arar)

VOTERS FOR PEACE (tags)

Greetings, We now have 30 cities and towns listed on the CPA website for M20. Please chech that all the details are there and let me know about any changes. Peace Sid Lacombe CPA

Rally Against Coup in Haiti! (tags)

Tomorrow rally against coup in Haiti scheduled at Leimert Park

Grey Tuesday - Download It (tags)

Today is Grey Tuesday when a coalition of websites will offer downloads of Jay-Z's Gray Album, a remix of his Black Album with the Beatle's White Album.

Labor leads coalition to victory over corporate ‘drug lords’ (tags)

CLEVELAND – Back in the year 2000, few people in Ohio believed a prescription drug bill with real benefits could be passed, not with a right-wing controlled State Legislature.

1/13/04 – Santa Ana say’s No to the Iraqi War! (tags)

On Tuesday, January 13th 2004, the people of Santa Ana, the Orange County Green Party, the Not In Our Name LA Project, Our Lady of Lourdes, OC Peace Coalition, and various other human rights and anti-war groups gathered at fourth and main to march to the Federal Building and demand an end to the war in Iraq.

American banana problem ? (tags)

one day 6 heroes dead 6 collaborators dead 43 heroes wounded to cripples And no personalized evil in sight to blame

The Internet and Mobocracy (tags)

The political movement of affluent, college-educated, angry liberals needed a candidate for the same reason that Bar Mitzvah DJ's need a way to pull people onto the dance floor. Howard Dean is the left's Cha-Cha Slide.

12/23: Latest News from IRAQ - by PeaceNoWar (tags)

Peace No War Network Web: www.PeaceNoWar.net [To join the listserv, send e-mail to: peacenowar-subscribe@lists.riseup.net]

G8 2004:COINTELPRO in Savannah (tags)

Cops stake out G8 event in Savannah. Ga. Activists demand that city gov't buck the Patriot Act and flush the political police. (Hational Coalition to Repeal the Patriot Act- http://www.repealnow.com )

CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION & LAUSD PROMOTE SCHOOL SAFETY (tags)

CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION & LAUSD PROMOTE student safety

Speaking of Tribunals... (tags)

As the U. S. occupation force in Iraq will have a military tribunal for Sadam, the Coalition on Political Assassinations [COPA] is circulating a petition to institute a special grand jury on the JFK assassination, and Sirhan Sirhan's Los Angeles attorney is seeking a new trial for RFK's alleged killer.

G8 2004: ACTION TIME (tags)

G8 2004: Call for support of free speech actions in Savannah, GA june 8-10, 2004

Group Contests Casino Owned by Extremist Backer (tags)

While U.S. Treasury officials scour financial records worldwide to stop funds donated by wealthy Arabs from flowing to radical Islamist groups, a small group of U.S. citizens is trying to shut down a major source of funding for Jewish extremists in Israel and the occupied territories.

G8 2004: Savannah calling the world. ACTION TIME! (tags)

G8 2004: Call for mobilization and support for free speech action in Savannah.

An Invitation to Join Californians for a Ge-Free Agriculture (tags)

The Ecological Farming Association, based in Watsonville, is excited to be a founding member of a new coalition working to prevent genetically engineered (GE) crops in California. We are encouraging people to get involved with this coalition and lend support to the campaign.

Civil Liberties Defense Coalition - NEEDS YOUR HELP! (tags)

WE NEED YOUR HELP! For the Los Angeles City Council Resolution against the USA PATRIOT Act, and other related measures.

Excellent News - More dead scumbags (tags)

U.S. Forces Kill 46 Iraqis Attempting Ambush

How British Charity Was Silenced On Iraq (tags)

One of Britain's most high-profile charities was ordered to end criticism of military action in Iraq by its powerful US wing to avoid jeopardising financial support from Washington and corporate donors, a Guardian investigation has discovered.   Internal emails reveal how Save the Children UK came under enormous pressure after it accused coalition forces of breaching the Geneva convention by blocking humanitarian aid.

CRITICS RAIL AGAINST SENATE PROMOTION OF GEN. CLARK (tags)

On Tues., Nov. 18, the senate confirmed a promotion of Major General Robert T. Clark to the rank of Lieutenant General, the Army's second highest rank. The senate confirmation drew rancor from the nation’s major Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Organizations, including the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC).

Solidarity Statement of SOA, FTAA & Bush Protests (tags)

Joint Solidarity Statement of The Stop the War Coalition (UK), The Mobilization to Stop the FTAA (US), and The School of the Americas Watch Movement (US)

The Iraq invasion has proved a gigantic disaster by almost every measure. (tags)

What has been the human cost of the invasion? The most authoritative estimate of Iraqi civilian war deaths puts the figure at between 7376 and 9178. Since the formal end of hostilities a further 2200 or so Iraqi civilians have died at coalition hands. Strangely enough, no one knows, even approximately, how many Iraqi soldiers were killed. The humanitarian group Medact recently suggested that the number might be as low as 13,500 or as high as 45,000.

Ban sought on US Military Death Weapons (tags)

If it wasn't already bad enough for the killers in the White House now that the Afghan/Iraqui misadventure is spiralling into chaos, now the people of the planet want to stop the US Military from building and dropping cluster bombs. What's a republican war monger to do with such a disgusting life-affirming development?

Religious Activists Influencing Congress on Who Receives Health Study Funding (tags)

This past week, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) sent a letter instructing the Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS) to investigate what may be a sharing of confidential study information to the “religiopolitical extremist” group, Traditional Values Coalition (TVC)

CIA Spook says Iraqi Insurgents Take a Page From the Afghan 'Freedom Fighters' (tags)

Milt Bearden, a 30-year veteran in the C.I.A.'s Directorate of Operations, served as the Central Intelligence Agency's quartermaster and political agent to the Afghan resistance against the Soviet occupation from 1986 until the Soviets left in 1989.

Arab Writer Protests Attacks On Coalition Forces (tags)

this is an open letter to Arab and left wing intellectuals protesting their continued support of attacks on humanitarian workers and Coalition forces.

Iraqi resistance kicked Wolfowitz's ass out of Iraq (by Latuff) (tags)

"...The effect of the 6:10 a.m. volley of rockets was dramatic: U.S. officials and officers fled from the Al Rasheed, some still in pajamas or shorts to a nearby convention center..."

U.S. Colonel killed in Baghdad Al Rashid rocket attack (tags)

Iraqi guerrillas fired rockets at downtown Baghdad's Al Rasheed Hotel, now a headquarters for occupation authorites. Fifteen people were wounded, including U.S. military personnel and civilians working for the "coalition." One person was killed, an American Colonel for the U.S. Army... the highest ranking soldier to have died in Iraq to date. Hey George... where are those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction you launched this war over?

Rutgers Palestine Conference Report (tags)

Rutgers Palestine Conference Report

ANSWER Support Action for Striking UFCW Workers (tags)

Int'l A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, Los Angeles, Calls for Community Action to Support Striking UFCW Workers. Join us!

The Call for a National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and (tags)

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Coalition Of Women for Peace (tags)

On the website of the Coalition of Women for Peace: Thoughts for Yom Kipur * Host A Refuser! * 3 Years of Intifada Data * Reserve Pilots To Refuse Liquidations * Who Won (Gush Salom) * Electronic Intifada * and many more

GRASSROOTS REDRESS HERO BERT NAKANO PASSES (tags)

GRASSROOTS REDRESS HERO BERT NAKANO PASSES ON SEPT. 27 IN GARDENA

BTL:Coalition Organizes to Oppose Deportation of Palestinian Refugees in... (tags)

...Montreal Interview with Rabie Masri, of Montreal's Coalition Against the Deportation of Palestinian Refugees, conducted by Between the Lines' Stefan Christoff

North American Palestine Conference at Rutgers! (tags)

Despite all attacks - from Zionist forces, from University administration, from the State and the Governor - the Rutgers conference on Palestine, the Third North American Conference on the Palestine Solidarity Movement, is CONTINUING ON and GOING STRONG!! October 10-12, 2003.

The Rutgers Palestine Divestment Conference is ON and GOING STRONG!! (tags)

Despite all attacks - from Zionist forces, from University administration, from the State and the Governor - the Rutgers conference on Palestine, the Third North American Conference on the Palestine Solidarity Movement, is CONTINUING ON and GOING STRONG!!

Poor Americans continue to multiply under Bush as Republicans continue to ignore trend (tags)

A new federal report due out Sept. 26 will show poverty increasing even more. And still Republicans like Bush and Kelsey "Frazier" Grammer continue to ignore the problem.

No On Prop 54 Event (tags)

An upbeat and well-attended public forum to spur grassroots fundraising and organizing against Proposition 54 was held a few hours ago at a church in the Wilshire district. This posting provides access to audio and pictures from the event.

CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS WWW.CALISAFE.ORG PRESENTS STDENTS WITH GREEN FLAGS (tags)

California Safe Schools Coalition awards four Los Angeles schools for outstanding environmental work.

Split In the Ranks of the Left (tags)

United for Peace and Justice -- the "moderate" coalition of the anti-American left -- includes genocidal Palestinians who want to destroy the state of Israel. By pushing their agendas too hard, they are making some leftist Jews uncomfortable.

Chile-First General Strike in 13 Years (tags)

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CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION - WWW.CALISAFE.ORG (tags)

Created most stringent pesticide policy in nation for schools. Policy has become model for school districts and communities throughout the United States.

British Rats Flee Sinking Baghdad Ship (tags)

The British embassy compound in Baghdad has been evacuated following a "credible threat" of attack. Foreign Office sources told The Times British diplomats, security guards and contract workers had been moved under heavy guard to the coalition provisional authority (CPA) headquarters in the city. Thousands of US troops are guarding the CPA compound, the newspaper reports

Opposition coalition takes shape in Colombia (tags)

A new opposition coalition challenges the hard-line regime of President Alvaro Uribe for its devastating economic policies and systematic violations of freedoms. A general strike has been called for August 12th.

CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION JOINS PATAGONIA TO HONOR RELL SUNN (tags)

RELL SUNN WAS A PIONEER IN WOMEN'S SURFING. SHE PASSED AWAY AFTER A BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER. "HEART OF THE SEA" A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HER LIFE WILL BE SCREENED AT 7:00PM, THURSDAY JULY 31ST, 2003.

BAY AREA UNITED AGAINST WAR SUPPORTS CALL FOR A UNITED DATE FOR ANTIWAR ACTION THIS FALL (tags)

An open letter to United for Peace and Justice, Northeast Ohio Antiwar Coalition, A.N.S.W.E.R., Win Without War, US Labor Against War, Not In Our Name, National Student and Youth Peace Coalition and all other antiwar organizations.

A Plan for Privilege and Power (tags)

The American people, no longer treated to a steady diet of "embedded" reporting, are beginning to realize the true cost of the government's nice little war to make the Middle East safe for Zionists, bankers and multi-national corporations.

Nobody Wants Saddam Back (tags)

Nobody wants Saddam back (except perhaps Matt, Diogenes, X, Meyer, and Sheepdog). The author is an Iranian journalist and author of 10 books on the Middle East and Islam. 

BTL:Tax Credits for Poor Families Held Hostage by GOP (tags)

Interview with Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

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TRANSGENDER ORGANIZATIONS OPPOSE BAIL BID (tags)

On July 16th, the lawyer for Michael Magidson -- the accused "key actor" in the brutal murder of transgender teenager Gwen Araujo -- will be attempting to get his $1.68 million dollar bail reinstated. Both the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition and the Remembering Our Dead project urges the court to keep Magidson behind bars.

More Bush Incompetence: Chaos in Iraq (tags)

The source revealed that Paul Bremer, the US administrator in Iraq, had "fewer than 600" staff under his control to run a country the size of France in which the civil infrastructure was on the point of collapse. "The operation is chronically under-resourced and suffers from an almost complete absence of strategic direction," he added.

Fibbing It Up at Fox (tags)

Fox's protracted apologia is that despite promises of evidence of current weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) by the Bush Administration, the evidence has been ambiguous at best.  Unfortunately for the network, I’ve been keeping a scratch diary of their reports since the war began.

Paxil - A Prescription For Violence? (tags)

Ann Blake Tracy, the coalition's executive director, said Prozac and other antidepressants can induce a state in which adults or juveniles act out their "worst nightmares." Tracy said she founded the nonprofit group in Salt Lake City, Utah, about 10 years ago to educate people about the risks and described teenagers as particularly vulnerable because of their developing minds and bodies.

US Losses Mount Two Months After The Fall Of Baghdad (tags)

The US death brought to 29 the number of American servicemen who have died in fighting or accidents in Iraq since US President George W. Bush declared the war effectively over on May 1, according to an AFP toll.

CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS - MODEL FOR THE NATION! (tags)

California Safe Schools created most stringent pesticide policy in nation for schools. Policy has become national model.

BUSH COMING TO L.A.! (tags)

PROTEST GEORGE W BUSH IN LOS ANGELES ON JUNE 27TH! OCCUPATION IS NOT LIBERATION! NO WAR FOR EMPIRE!

Tuesday, May 20 -- EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION TO PROTEST U.S. AGGRESSION AGAINST CUBA! (tags)

Self-Determination for Cuba! Protest U.S. Agression Against the People of Cuba!

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TOMORROW- EARTHDAY & PRIDE DAY CELEBRATIONS @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE !! (tags)

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EARTHDAY DAY & PRIDE DAY CELEBREATIONS THIS WED. APRIL 30!! (tags)

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EARTHDAY & PRIDEDAY CELEBRATION WED. APRIL 30!! (tags)

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EARTHDAY & PRIDE DAY CELEBRATIONS @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE WED. APRIL 30 (tags)

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EARTHDAY CELEBRATIONS NEXT WED. @ SADDLEBACK COLLEGE!1 (tags)

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SADDLEBACK COLLEGE EARTDAY & PRIDE DAY CELEBRATION WED. APRIL 30!! (tags)

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Firstly, the war is not over... (tags)

People are terrified - and the Iraqis are terrified - that this will turn into a 'new American century'

Freedom’s Bell & Iraq’s Smoking Guns (tags)

1. Weapons-grade plutonium 2. Biological weapons 3. Chemical warheads 4. Al Qaeda links 5. Terror toxins 6. Salman Pak What else is there? What else matters? The doubters no longer have a shred of evidence to support their case against forcefully removing Saddam Hussein from power.

The Winning of a Just War (tags)

The Europeans, and our own left, have put forth arguments that seem so manifestly false.

Russian Spy Daily War Reports (tags)

Get the real scoop at http://www.aeronautics.ru

Potential "plant" site for chemical weapons found. (tags)

US ground troops have found underground facilities at Baghdad airport.

Shedding No Tears for Iraqi Civilians (tags)

On April 2nd, Al Jazeera news network reported that Bartallah, a predominantly Iraqi Christian town north of Mosul, suffered heavy civilian casualties after a night of intense coalition bombing. The local chief surgeon at the hospital reported that there were 120 dead and wounded civilians brought into the hospital within the past week.

Another World is Possible, Final, Expanded Agenda (tags)

Activist conference in San Diego this weekend! Get the word out!

Russian Intellegence Re Invasion; 1 April (tags)

You might want to bookmark this site: I think it provides excellent coverage of the (not "war", but) US/UK INVASION.

U.S. Troops Kill 7 Iraqi Women, Kids (tags)

Article from cbsnews.com

M30 Mass March and Rally (tags)

A report from todays powerful march and rally.

AFRICAN AMERICANS RALLY AGAINST THE WAR! (tags)

Los Angeles Black Community Rally for Peace & Justice WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER!

www.iraqwar.ru and the Lying US News Media (tags)

Varlet expresses "Shock and Awe" (but not surprise) at the shameless lying of the US Govt and their puppet capitalist press.

RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE REPORTS ON THE IRAQ WAR (SUMMARY March 22-28). (tags)

Summary of events, IRAQ War, March 22-28, 2003.

The Coalition of Disaster (tags)

Cairo - Washington and London "have lost the war politically" and their campaign in Iraq is "heading to a disaster", British Middle East expert and journalist Patrick Seale wrote in an article published on Friday.

Iraq War Quiz (tags)

A quiz for the neo-con thugs

BLACK COALITION HOLDS ANTIWAR RALLY - SAT. LEIMERT PART (tags)

The International Black Coalition for Peace and Justice holds the first major antiwar rally in L.A.'s African American community.

Uprising is a mirage in Iraq’s deserts (tags)

Southern Iraq is rising against the coalition forces and not against -- as US forces would want the world to believe -- Saddam Hussein’s regime.

GULF WAR 2 TEST (tags)

found this on http://www.zmag.org $$$ take the quiz and rate yourself below. $$$ sources are listed next to the answers $$$

Latest Russian Intellegence Re Invasion: Wednesday 26 Mar 2003 (tags)

This website is supposed to be from Russian Intelligence. If true, at this moment, 500 troops are now out of contact: "So far it was not possible to establish how many of these troops are dead, captured or have successfully reached other units."

TAKE THE IRAQI WAR QUIZ (tags)

How much do you know about Iraq War II and our great government? found this on http://www.zmag.org

US, British forces report gains in south; Iraqi minister denies opposition group's claim o (tags)

Article from Jordan Times...via Al Jazeerah web site

Coalition of the "KILLING" (tags)

Pass it on...

Latest Russian Intelligence report (tags)

The following is the English translation of the IRAQWAR.RU report based on the Russian military intelligence reports.

THE IRAQ WAR - MARCH 25, 2003 SUMMARY. (tags)

Summary of events, IRAQ War, March 25, 2003.

Unity call from antiwar movement (tags)

Statement from Youth Bloc/Campus Antiwar Network (CAN)

THE IRAQ WAR - MARCH 24, 2003 SUMMARY. (tags)

Summary of events, IRAQ War, March 24, 2003.

Nonviolent Direct Action at Vandenberg AFB (tags)

Nonviolent civil disobedience actions taking place at Vandenberg Air Force Base this week!

THE IRAQ WAR - MARCH 23, 2003 SUMMARY. (tags)

Summary of events, IRAQ War, March 23, 2003.

Support Our Troops! (tags)

Information about the military campaign in Iraq that the Pentagon won't show you, courtesy of the finest in the biz, the Russian Military Intelligence service GRU, who routinely intercept telephone calls from Dubya to Blair.

RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE CONTRADICTS AMERICAN WAR PROPAGANDA! (tags)

This Russian intelligence reports contradicts some of the American War Media propaganda predictably beating their chest about supposed American military 'victories' in Iraq and the extent of surrenders by Iraqi military forces who have allegedly given up.

MARCH 15 MASS RALLY AND MARCH - DOWNTOWN LA INFO (tags)

As events in Washington, the UN, and abroad come to a head, and the war spectre looms large over the people of Iraq, it's even more important and imperative for us, ordinary American citizens, to come out and voice our concerns over the Bush Administration's increasingly perilous drive towards war. You have a voice, and you are not alone. Stand up, speak out, and take the streets!

Another World is Possible, San Diego (tags)

Another worls is possible, if we create it!

Global Women's Strike Organizers to Confront LA Times Editors (tags)

Reprint of a PRESS ADVISORY from March 10, 2003

Huge Protests Against War (USA/Bush) In Pakistan (tags)

While Bush is claiming this war is about American Security, huge anti-war protests are occurring in Pakistan, while the Pro Islamic party with close ties to the Taliban have swept recent elections. If, as a result of this war, Pakistan overthrows it's military leader (who supports the US) then this country and its nuclear arsenal will be run by a Taliban influenced Islamic government. Just one of multible senarios of Bush's (Sharon's?) war leading to World War III. Some Security!

Students demand Books not Bombs (tags)

EVANSTON. Ill.– As part of a nationwide student “strike,” 500 Evanston Township High School students, Black, white and Latino, walked out of their classrooms March 5, braving freezing temperatures to protest George W. Bush’s war on Iraq. Across the country, students at 360 or more high schools and colleges protested against the looming war.

MARCH 5: National Student Strike-BOOKS NOT BOMBS (tags)

The “National Student Strike for Books Not Bombs,” will take place tomorrow, March 5th on campuses across the US and the world.  Tens of thousands thousands of US students will stop participating in business as usual for some part of the day to demonstrate to the world that the campuses do not accept the Bush vision of endless war decreased opportunity.

MARCH 5: BOOKS NOT BOMBS! - National Student Strike (tags)

The National Student Strike for Books Not Bombs, will take place March 5th on campuses across the US and the world.  The strike is building a wave of campus sentiment against the Bush Administration’s war plans in Iraq.  The event was originally called for and is being coordinated by the National Youth and Student Peace Coalition (NYSPC), a collection of 15 student and youth organizations whose members organizations represent large and diverse constituencies stretching across the US.

Phyllis Bennis on US at UN: Coalition of the Willing or Coalition of the Coerced? (tags)

Phyllis Bennis reviews U.S. strategy to get resolution approval in the U.N. Security Council

"Musicians United To Win Without War." (tags)

Dozens of Musicians and Music Industry Professionals have formed a new antiwar group... "Musicians United To Win Without War."

Taco Bell Hunger strike (tags)

update from day 2 of the hungerstrike.

Hunger Strike Commences outside Taco Bell World Headquarters (tags)

Report from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) on the progress of their struggle to win decent wages for the workers who pick tomatoes for Taco Bell.

LernerGate: None of this Helps Kids in Iraq, But it Sure Got Michael Lerner Airtime (tags)

Michael Lerner's Ego Detracts From Worldwide Anti-War Protests.

A Jewish Response to Rabbi Lerner Flap (tags)

Rabbi Lerner has accused the peace movement of excluding him from speaking at the February 16 demonstration in San Francisco because of his views on Israel, and he has labeled the anti-war movement, 'anti-war anti-semites.' In our participation in the anti-war movement, A Jewish Voice for Peace has found that Jews have close and staunch allies in the movement.

LA to Join 500 Cities Worldwide for February 15th Day of Protest (tags)

The No War On Iraq! Coalition today announced plans for the massive anti-war march and rally on Saturday, February 15th. Protesters will be asked to gather at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine at 1 pm. The March will proceed down Hollywood Blvd to the Armed Forces Recruiting Station at the intersection of Sunset and La Brea where there will be a rally at 3 pm

A Jewish Response to Rabbi Lerner Flap (tags)

A report from the "Jewish Voice for Peace" organization on the so-called "banning" of Rabbi Lerner by ANSWER

BOYCOTT TACO BELL ! HUNGER STRIKE BEGINS FEB 24! (tags)

OCRC@MAIL.COM

STATEMENT FROM FEBRUARY 16 ANTI-WAR COALITIONS REGARDING RABBI MICHAEL LERNER (tags)

ANSWER's public response to Lerner, Corn, et al

The TRUTH regarding the "banning" of Rabbi Lerner (tags)

David Corn and Marc Cooper of The Nation have launched a campaign against ANSWER for the so-called "banning" of Rabbi Lerner from the speakers podium. Nothing could be further from the truth.

LAPD Chief of Police Bad News(amsellem) (tags)

On the past and recent record of LAPD chief of police William J Bratton

Sharon Proposed to Attack Iraq (tags)

(An article by political correspondent Zvi Gilat in Hadashot, published Feb. 14, 1991)

What is the deal w/ Ramsey Clark? (tags)

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5 Reasons ANSWER is not the answer (tags)

We can and should do bette than ANSWER!

NO TO KISSINGER (tags)

A large coalition of local human justice groups joined together to protest Henry Kissinger's appearance at the Los Angeles Univeral Ampitheater

Not Cooperating With Evil (tags)

Together we were about 300 activists who set out on buses this morning. Most of us were Israelis, but there was a significant presence of internationals, too, including the undauntable CPT-ers (Christian Peacemakers Team) who work in Hebron. On each bus, one person led a discussion about the strategy of nonviolent direct action, the importance of not provoking soldiers, and the commitment to breaking the law openly and nonviolently.

BTL:White House Attack on Women's Reproductive Rights Undermines... (tags)

...International Accords. Interview with Francoise Girard, senior program officer of the International Women's Health Coalition, conducted by Between The Lines'Melinda Tuhus.

BTL:Canadian-based Coalition Will Send Citizen Inspectors to... (tags)

...Examine U.S.Weapons of Mass Destruction This Winter. Interview with David Langille, director public affairs at the Centre for Social Justice in Toronto, Between The Lines' Scott Harris

Sign the direct action-civil disobediance pledge today, in case of war with Iraq (tags)

Sign the Direct action-Civil disobediance pledge today! This is an internation campaign to pledge and commit acts of non-violent direct action and civil disobediance in case of a US and British war on Iraq. I urge everyone interested in actually trying to stop the war on Iraq to sign this pledge, and inform all others of the pledge. And of cource when the time comes and the US and UK feel that they can no longer go without spilling blood, engage in direct actions and civil disobedence against the governments who would like to sned us off to die for oil companies and imperialism.

Hollywood Blvd. Peace Protest! (tags)

Hollywood comes alive December 14th when peacenics will line the Blvd. to say, NO TO BUSH'S WAR!

Student Anti-War Conference in Toronto, Canada (tags)

Students Against Sanctions & War in Iraq (SASWI) would like to invite all students from across Canada and Québec (and the US) to participate in the Pan-Canadian Student Anti-War Conference at the University of Toronto from January 30 to February 2, 2003.

Muslims Help Los Angeles Poor (tags)

While government is otherwise engaged, Muslim groups are attending to the needs of the poor of Los Angeles.

Fighting for peace and justice (tags)

Students join with labor / Youth flexes power to stop war

Activists Convince Staples to go Old-Growth Free (tags)

After feeling pressure from more than 600 protests at Staples stores nationwide, tens of thousands of letters and calls to the company's CEO, and news coverage across the country, office-supply giant Staples, Inc. announced Tuesday that it will meet the demands of the Paper Campaign and move towards forest friendly paper sales

the mysterious ramsey clark (tags)

is he a genuine radical?

Water for All: Stopping Privatization in California and Beyond (tags)

Both locally and globally, campaigns to stop water privatization are gaining momentum. In California, there was a big victory against the Cadiz proposal to subsidize a private company to tap native underground Mojave desert water and sell it back to the public.

NY Village Voice Article on October 22nd (tags)

An article in the NY Village Voice on the October 22nd coalition's National Day of Protest against Police Brutality for regional logistics visit indymedia sites and www.october22.org

Oc 4: Latest News From Iraq--US Hijack UN Resolutions? More US Air Attacks, More Dirty Sec (tags)

By: PeaceNoWar.net At the recent report done by the congressional budget office (CBO) in Washington DC., CBO estimates that the incremental costs of deploying a force to the Persian Gulf would be between $9 billion and $13 billion. Prosecuting a war would cost between $6 billion and $9 billion a month-although how long such a war may last cannot be estimated. After hostilities end, the costs to return U.S. forces to their home bases would range between $5 billion and $7 billion, CBO estimates.

Protest Iraq War Friday 5pm (tags)

Please join the Coalition For World Peace this Friday Sept 27, and every Friday from 5-7pm, in protesting the threatened war on Iraq, at the Westwood Federal Building

2,000 Demonstrate Against War in Westwood 9-14 (tags)

2,000 gathered at the Westwood Federal Building on Saturday afternoon for a spirited rally, and then marched through Westwood Village chanting and carrying signs against U.S. war on Iraq.

9.11.02 176 Peace Events in Seven Countries (tags)

Here's a short summary of a few of the events closer to home.

US SOLIDARITY ACTIVISTS PREPARE FOR DAY OF ACTION (tags)

Over 100 progressive organisations in the United States have come together to organise a national day of solidarity with Colombia next month. The main aim of the protest is to call for an end to US military aid to the Colombian security forces.

L.B. marchers slam 'police brutality' (tags)

L.B. marchers slam 'police brutality' By Sarah Duffy Staff writer

Resistance of Seattle (tags)

The intesification of the war with Iraq must be stopped but it can only be accomplished with widespread civil disobediance.

AI Police Brutality Online Event (tags)

POLICE BRUTALITY ONLINE EVENT July 22 - 26, 2002 Listen to live panels online as they discuss the impact of police brutality on minorities in the U.S., take action against international police brutality, and test your knowledge of the issues during this week long event.

A Call for West Coast Solidarity(Against Columbus Day) (tags)

A Call for West Coast Solidarity A call to action and organization for all activists and anarchists in the West. - Phoenix Anarchist Coalition

LA Cannabis Reform Coalition Hunger Strike and Vigil (tags)

Medical marijuana is a voter-approved law, and yet the DEA continues to take away the rights of the least healthy among us.

Town Hall and March on Welfare Reform (tags)

1,000 LA Low-Income Family Members and Supporters to Gather for Town Hall and March on Welfare Reform Legislation Pending in Congress

Peace Concert in Tijuana/San Diego (tags)

WHAT:CROSS BORDER PEACE CONCERT WHEN:FRIDAY, JUNE 21 12:00 NOON- MIDNIGHT SOLSTICE CELEBRATION WHO:THE SAN DIEGO COALITION FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE and HUMANISTAS POR LA PAZ WHERE: THE US/MEXICO BORDER AT PLAYAS De TIJUANA/BORDERFIELD STATE PARK

RALLY AND MARCH in support of Palestine (April 6th) (tags)

Show your solidarity with the Palestinian People at the April 6th march and rally at the Westwood Federal Building

Emergency Demo to Stop the INS Raids at LAX Thurs. 11am! (tags)

Up from the listserves

March 30th - Mass Demonstration to support Palestine! (tags)

A "Free Palestine" mass March and Rally is to take place Saturday, March 30th, at the Westwood Fed. Building (noon).

Democracy Now! (3-12): Workers March Across The Country To Protest Taco Bell (tags)

Hear Amy Goodman's interview with Laura Germino from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) -- from today's (3-12-02) Democracy Now! broadcast.

Coalition of Immokalee Workers Representative (tags)

Over 1,000 people gathered at Taco Bell headquarters in Irvine today to welcome the Coalition of Immokalee Workers as they completed their Taco Bell Truth Tour across the nation.

APRIL 20 SCENARIO—A.N.S.W.E.R COALITION (tags)

We are heartened by the large volume of positive responses to the announcement issued by the A.N.S.W.E.R. steering committee (February 27) that the coalition was shifting the date of its demonstration to Saturday, April 20. The change to April 20 was in turn a response to a large number of requests asking for a united date for anti-war forces to converge this spring in Washington DC. The A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition has been and continues to be in communication with other groups organizing on the weekend of April 19-22 for a variety of activities.

COALITION SEEKS TO PRESERVE CALIFORNIA'S ANCIENT TREES (tags)

California’s old-growth trees, some over 16 feet in diameter, are still being cut down daily. The Campaign For Old-Growth is sponsoring the Old-Growth Tree Preservation Initiative which will protect our remaining ancient forest ecosystems. We need your help to win. Please call 213-484-4474 to volunteer or to make your tax-deductible donation to the campaign.

MAJOR LOS ANGELES FORUM FEATURES MICHAEL PARENTI; SET FOR FEB. 2 (tags)

"A Community Forum on the War on Terrorism," --*The Hidden Agenda--*The Real Causes-- *The Underreported Consequences" Brings Internationally Known Speakers, Including Michael Parenti, To Los Angeles; Event Is Set For Fairfax High School February 2 and also features Erwin Chemerinsky, Ann Fagan Ginger, Rev. James Lawson and many others. Registration at 9:30 a.m. -- Program at 10:00 a.m.

So-Called "American Servicemembers' Protection Act" Receives Senate Approval (tags)

Support for Anti-ICC Legislation Flies in Face of International Cooperation Against Terrorism. The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly supported Senator Jesse Helms' proposed American Servicemembers' Protection Act (ASPA) as an amendment to the Defense Appropriations Act, providing the legal framework for U.S. opposition to the future International Criminal Court (ICC).

Tom Morello at Taco Bell Benefit show TOMORROW (tags)

that was supposed to be Morello not MORELLOW sorrrry

Tom Morellow at Boycott TAco Bell Benefit Show TOMORROW!!! (tags)

come and have fun and learn....

Rally for R.A.W.A.and Intl. Human Rights Day (tags)

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. In solidarity with the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, a rally against repression in both Afghanistan and the U.S. will be held at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles beginning at 4:00 P.M. until 6:00.

Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello at Dec. 7 Taco Bell Boycott Benefit (tags)

Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine will be at this event! Come early if you want to see him! And check out all the cool local artists who don't have the benefit of major commercial promotion, but still have very important things to say. Support Taco Bell's underpaid tomato pickers -- honor the hands that harvest the food you eat!

Orange County Taco Bell Protest Report (tags)

Over 100 demonstrators in Santa Ana demand justice for Taco Bell's exploited tomato pickers in Florida

Tom Morello from Rage AGainst the Machine at Taco Bell Benefit show THIS FRIDAY (tags)

WOO HOO!

December 10th Coalition For Human Rights-Public Statement And Call To Action (tags)

In response to the suspicious detainment of 1,000+ arab Americans, a new coalition has formed in NJ to organize for the nationwide day of action on December 10th. We will keep IMC updated on specifics of the action that the coalition plans, although we encourage organizations to organize autonomously as well. Please endorse this. This is the initial release, so very few, even some in the coalition, have not had the chance to fully confirm their endorsement. However, I can tell you members of the ARISE collective and New Brunswick-FNB are also involved. Onward!

Trader Joe's to Eliminate Genetically Engineered Food (tags)

GE Free LA praises decision of the specialty chain Looks to rest of industry to follow suit

NATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION: Taco Bell Boycott, Nov. 29 - Dec.1 (tags)

From Thursday, November 29, to Saturday, December 1, universities and communities across the country will be participating in a campaign of three days of action at Taco Bell restaurants.

This Saturday! A Taste of Justice Conference (tags)

Come to the "A Taste of Justice" Conference this Saturday, Nov. 3rd. Diet related diseases such as diabetes and obesity are reaching epidemic proportions in low-income communities in Los Angeles. Come work together with other Los Angeles residents to solve this and other problems.

San Diego Action Network Hosts Meeting on Border Issues (tags)

The San Diego Action Network hosted a meeting on border issues October 26 featuring Connie Garcia from the San Diego Environmental Health Coalition and Benjamin Prado from the Raza Rights Coalition. Featured topics included "Operation Gatekeeper," toxic wastes dumped in Mexico by U.S. companies and how NAFTA has impacted border issues.

Geoffrey Smith at San Diego Anti-Fast Track Rally, 10/22/01 (tags)

Geoffrey Smith, conservation coordinator for the San Diego chapter of the Sierra Club, speaks at the anti-fast track rally organized by the San Diego/Imperial Counties Central Labor Council October 22. The coalition of labor and environmental representatives at this event proves the "teamsters and turtles coalition" is alive and well in San Diego.

A Taste of Justice Conference- November 3rd (tags)

Register Now for the Taste of Justice Conference. This conference is especially important now with unemployment rising in the wake of 9/11, hunger will be more of an issue. It's imperative that we come up with just solutions to this rather than focusing only on crisis management.

Coming Saturday's 1pm Westwood Rally (tags)

1pm rally at the fed building

UCLA Anti-War Teach-In, Oct. 10th (tags)

The first explicitly ANTI-WAR teach-in in Southern California is taking place tomorrow, October 10th at 6pm. This event also marks the first major project of the newly-formed Student Coalition Against War (SCAW) on UCLA Campus. The teach-in may be drawing near but there is still work to be done after tomorrow, and SCAW is ready to contribute in any way possible.

Robert Fisk: War Disturbs Most Dangerous Political Tectonic Plate in the World (tags)

The great unasked question: "The most powerful military force on earth has now begun its bombardment of the world's poorest, most ravaged Muslim nation. And no matter how many loaves of bread are dropped with our bombs, will there be a Muslim who will approve?"

Article -- S29 Anti-War Protesters March on D.C. (tags)

Led by the newly-formed A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, demonstrators marched on the capitol to protest President Bush's "New War" on terrorism.

A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition marches on D.C. (tags)

The S29 anti-war march was led by members of the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition.

More alternative views and opinions from Al-Ahram Weekly: Thu Sep 27 2001 (tags)

Special pages dedicated to the ongoing World disaster. FALL-OUT after 9-11

Al-Ahram Weekly: Caught in the Middle (tags)

A View From An Egyptian Weekly Online: Cairo is urging caution and restraint to a hotheaded Washington, warning: look before you leap, write Nevine Khalil and Soha Abdelaty. [Excerpts. For full story, click link provided.]

Hot spots of resistance (tags)

Almost not recognized by the media, there is more resistance than they let us believe...

Saturday Anti-War March Meeting and Report On Said Meeting (tags)

Date and Times of Rally and commentary on tonights meeting.

Taco Bell Truth Tour Postponed (tags)

Public Statement Date: 9/12/2001 From: coaimmwkr@aol.com

ACTION ALERT: Tell Pottery Barn No to Sourcing from Burma! (tags)

Please call 1-800-922-9934 and tell the Pottery Barn to stop selling merchandise made in Burma. Email Pottery Barn on their website to tell them you will be boycotting them until they stop sourcing from Burma at http://www.potterybarn.com/cs/index.cfm?sect=emailus&src=hme

Building Bridges presents Labor and Public Housing Tenants UNITE (tags)

a 58 minute radio program on the community and labor protest to fight federal forced work requirements in public housing

Teamsters Dump Turtles to Pass Bush Energy Plan (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Jason Mark, clean vehicles program director with the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses the environmental consequences of the Bush energy policy and the labor/industry coalition that lobbied to pass the president's bill(A RealAudio Version of this interview may be found At http://www.btlonline.org).

A night in solidarity with the Palestinian People (tags)

join us In Solidarity with the Palestinian People’s Struggle for Liberation and Justice Stop US Aid to Israel. End Israeli Apartheid. Right of Return for the Palestinians to their homes of origin. Israel out of the West Bank and Gaza.

Press Conf 8/9 - Lawsuit against police brutality (tags)

Thursday, August 9 press conference to announce filing of lawsuit condemning police repression and suppression of dissent at protests. The lawsuit is filed on behalf of the LA October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, the LA Mumia Coalition, the D2K network (DNC) and the National Lawyers Guild.

MOMENTUM BUILDS FOR SEPT 29 MOBILIZATION (tags)

The largest mass mobilization in Southern California since the Democratic National Convention protests ihas momentum building behind it as activists announce a July 20 planning meeting at CARECEN. NO TO THE FTAA, NO TO PLAN COLOMBIA are issues included in the recently released "Call."

Story & Photos: Demonstration at Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility, 14 July (tags)

The San Diego Chapter of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners organized aDemonstration at Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility in Santee, CA. Coalition members and several family members of women prisoners recounted disturbing stories about the prisonsystem. Supporters came from the Old Women's Project, the Libertarian Party, the Peace & Freedom Party, Free Mumia , Free Leonard Peltier, Amnesty International, Biojustice, UCSD students, and concerned citizens. *A MORE COMPLETE REPORT WILL BE POSTED HERE SOON*

Election Records Fraud in Chicago? (tags)

Investigations by two non-profit show irregularities in vote, elections record keeping in Chicago. Is this the tip of a fraud iceberg?

May 12 First Annual People's March for Economic Justice (tags)

1st Annual Santa Barbara People's March for Economic Justice: March through the streets of downtown Santa Barbara to celebrate the victories as well as bring public attention to the increasingly serious problems that SB county residents face trying to make ends meet. Hosted by a coalition of community groups. Individuals and groups welcome to join the coalition. May 12, Saturday, Noon to 4. Rally at Ortega Park--noon, march to SB County Courthouse, rally again. Live bands, drum circle, community and UCSB speakers.

re: counter CCIR protests in L.A. Feb. 10th (tags)

"California Coalition for Immigration Reform" holding a rally in L.A. on Feb. 10 at the federal building in Westwood

National Meeting of the Oct 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality. Feb 2-4 (tags)

YOU ARE INVITED!

October 22 Coalition - Voices from Pershing Square (tags)

August 13. 2000, The Rally for Mumia Abu Jamal, Pershing Square. October 22 Coalition activists speak out on the issues of police brutality, the racist death penalty, the murders committed by police in LA and beyond. Richard Ellard and Brian Smith, whose family members were murdered by officers while in police custody, are interviewed along with veteran activist Joey Johnson, well known for burning a US flag at the 1984 Republican Convention, taking his case all the way to the Supreme Court, and winning it. Powerful story telling! (12 minutes)

Strike Moves Some From Bus To Bikes--But MTA Neglect Makes Biking Hard (tags)

The bus-to-bike transition some commuters are making as a result of the MTA strike hits a speed-bump: the MTA's failure to provide sufficient bike-friendly routes.

The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition Demands to MTA, SCAG (tags)

The following statement includes a list of demands directed toward the MTA and SCAG (Southern California Association of Governments). It provides a clear blueprint for action to fully realize the potential for bicycle transportation as a fully integrted part of LA's transportation system.

D2K Legal Struggles Continue, Join Broader Battles (tags)

Activists meet to continue organizing in support of those facing criminal charges from D2K and those brining civil lawsuits, and join together in the larger, ongoing battle for police accountability.

Youth Run for Justice (tags)

This photo is from August 16, in a youth march organized by a coalition of youth from the youth student network of the October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, the Mechas, and the Anarchists. They wanted to take the streets and speak their minds for the freedom of Mumia, to stop the criminalization of a generation, and to stop police brutality.

Iraq - Washington's Ongoing Dirty (tags)

Washington continues to bomb Iraq almost daily, terrorizing a civilian population still devastated by war damage and on the brink of collapse due to brutal economic sanctions.

DEMOCRACY FOR SALE (tags)

HUNDREDS OF PROTESTERS CRASHED A FUNDRAISING PARTY HELD BY THE BLUE DOG COALITION. CORPORATE MEMBER/SPONSORS OF THE COALITION INCLUDE; PEPSI, PHILIP MORIS, NRA, RAYTHEON, EDISON ELECTRIC, AND OTHERS

Remember Seattle! (tags)

What are the protests really about?

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