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Community Protests Police Violence (tags)

January 12, 2013
POMONA - Between 30 and 50 police accountability activists, many of them friends and family of individuals murdered by various area police agencies, gathered on the busy corner of Holt and Garey to call for justice in the shooting death of Andres Avila, who was killed by Pomona police in October of 2011.

Immigrant Community Stand Up Against Checkpoints (tags)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
ONTARIO, California - Members of the immigrant community in Ontario protested the lack of police compliance with a state law designed to reduce the number of cars impounded at checkpoints, where drivers are detained without any probable cause. About 60 people marched through the city, and then presented their demands to the city council.

United Voices of Pomona Demands Mayor's Resignation (tags)

Monday, October 15, 2012
POMONA - The community organization United Voices of Pomona continued its protest against the approved waste transfer station, and added to its demands the mayor's resignation. The Los Angeles district attorney filed charges filed against one of Mayor Rothman's donors, alleging that Alfredo Solis, the owner of Western Recycling, had laundered $15,000 in contributions to Rothman's 2008 mayoral campaign through acquaintances.1 This latest scandal propelled the United Voices to demand Rothman's resignation, declaring, "we don't want trash money running our city."

Pomona City Council Chooses Trash Over Residents (tags)

Monday, July 16, 2012

POMONA, California - A city council meeting to decide the fate of a proposed waste transfer station in the city's impoverished east end became contentious as various factions interacted at a pre-meeting rally. After a long corporate presentation and an even longer public comment period, the council voted against the vast majority of the community to approve the project. Protest, including some shoving involving police, ensued.

Cornel West lectures on social justice; PD harasses occupier for flyering (tags)

February 1, 2012
POMONA - The prophetic voice of Cornel West was heard by hundreds of people this evening at Cal Poly Pomona. Dr. West lectured on self-knowledge, what it means to be human, suffering, and the Occupy movement's role in confronting social, civic, and economic death of our society, as well as its moral bankruptcy. The CSUPD, however, sent a different message when its agents silenced an activist by prohibiting him from handing out flyers.

Inland Empire Solidarity with Libya and Wisconsin (tags)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

POMONA, California - With shouts of "Down with dictatorship!" and "The union's under attack! What do we do? Stand up, fight back!" a group composed primarily of local youth sent a strong statement of solidarity with the people of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as with union workers in Wisconsin and elsewhere at the corner of Mission and Garey.

Pomona Youth Rally for Immigrant Rights (tags)

Friday, January 28, 2011

POMONA, California - A youthful group of about fifty gathered in downtown Pomona to march, rally, and otherwise lift their voices about the need for immigration reform, social justice, and popular participation in decisionmaking processes. The march was organized and executed exclusively by the youth, who, while accepting the solidarity of more established movement activists, were also taking very seriously their responsibility to lead the movement.

75-100 Rally Against SB1070 in Pomona (tags)

75-100 people rally outside of Pomona city hall to demand the removal of Arizona's SB1070

Anti-SB1070 March in Redlands (tags)

Thursday, May 20, 2010
REDLANDS, California - In a youthful and spirited demonstration, a group of about 75 protested the racist Arizona law SB 1070, which requires police to check the immigration status of anyone suspected of being paperless and prohibits looking for work or workers in public, effectively banning day labor. The protesters marched through the busy farmer's market and street fair on State Street, braving some ugly opposition before returning to their initial rally point of the corner of Orange Street and Redlands Boulevard for a final demonstration of conscience at the end of the blocked-off street.

Napolitano in Claremont (tags)

Sunday, May 16, 2010
CLAREMONT, California - The arrival of Homeland Security Secretary (and former Governor of Arizona) Janet Napolitano to this community at the far east end of Los Angeles county propelled a march and rally of about 300 people in denunciation of the policies of immigration agencies, which fall under her purview.
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Napolitano en Claremont (tags)

Domingo, 16 de mayo 2010
CLAREMONT, California - La llegada de la Secretaria de Seguridad Interna y ex-gobernadora de Arizona, Janet Napolitano, a esta comunidad del extremo oriente del condado de Los Ángeles provocó una marcha y manifestación de alrededor de 300 personas en denuncia a las políticas de las agencias migratorias, las cuales conforman departamentos del ministerio que encabeza.
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Class Struggle in Claremont (tags)

Food service workers at Pomona College in Claremont, CA are fighting to organize an independent union. Claremont Solidarity fights with them, against labor exploitation and the corporatization of the university.

Pomona College Workers Share Testimonies (tags)

Saturday, March 6, 2010
CLAREMONT, California - Despite a drizzle, students from Pomona and other Claremont colleges held a follow-up rally in support of the unionization drive for food service workers. Last week, students, arm-in-arm with workers, delivered hundreds of petitions requesting card-check certification for an independent union to Pomona College president David Oxtoby. The petition also requested non-interference from the College during the unionization drive.

March 4 Education March Downtown Los Angeles (tags)

A video, several photos, and snarky comments.

Pomona College Labor Intervention (tags)

Monday, March 1, 2010
CLAREMONT - Students and workers united to demand justice for exploited food service workers, employees of Pomona College.

Apoyo Estudiantil a Exigencias para Sindicatos Autónomos y Cese de Abusos Laborales (tags)

Lunes, 1o de marzo, 2010
CLAREMONT, California - En un gesto inesperado de solidaridad con empleadxs universitarixs, el movimiento estudiantil participó en una acción laboral en el campus de Pomona College, una institución privada y parte del consorcio de colegios de Claremont al borde oriental del condado de Los Ángeles. Más de un centenar de estudiantes se incorporaron a la multitud de trabajadores de servicio alimenticio y de otros sectores, e inclusive algunos profesores para entregar una petición al Presidente Otoxby de Pomona College.

Students Support Worker Demands for Independent Unions and End to Abuses (tags)

Monday, March 1, 2010
CLAREMONT, California - The student movement made an unexpected move in solidarity with university employees in a large-scale action at Pomona College, a private institution and part of the Claremont consortium of colleges at the eastern edge of Los Angeles County. Well over a hundred students joined with numerous employees of the three campus dining commons, other Pomona employees, and a few faculty members to deliver a petition to Pomona President Oxtoby.

Judith Halberstam lecture: "Homosexuality and Fascism" (tags)

February 4, 2010
CLAREMONT - Feminist and queer theorist Judith "Jack" Halberstam, professor at USC best known for her work on female masculinity, gave a slide lecture at Pomona College titled "The Killer in You is the Killer in Me": Homosexuality and Fascism.

Documentación de un caso de injusticia ejecutada en un retén policial (tags)

Una táctica muy eficaz para frenar abusos en los retenes es llegar con pancartas para avisar a los choferes que no pasen por allí, o para cuando menos documentar los abusos que ocurren. Este verano andaba en un retén con unos compañeros y logré documentar un tal abuso.

Pomona anti-checkpoint action (tags)

Students and community members take direct action to negate the racist anti-immigrant police checkpoints in Pomona.

Black and Brown Youth: Both the 'Expendable' Youth of Pomona? (tags)

Thursday of this past week, Pomona police officers arrested 11 Pomona youth with murder charges, including two current high school students. The murder charges are from April of this year where an 18-year old black male, Marquis LeBlanc from Diamond Bar, was beaten unconscious and then shot and killed.

Police checkpoints this weekend / Retenes policiales este fin de semana (tags)

The police continue to militarize our communities by blocking the roads, stealing the cars of immigrants who are unable to obtain licenses. Our rights, such as the right to freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, the right to know about checkpoints beforehand, and others, continue to be rolled back.

Pomona Police Vs U.S. Marine Vet 9/11 Truther, Friday 6/26/09 9AM (tags)

Update on Pomona, CA attempt to silence an anti-war activist.

Despite police abuse, mobile home park community pursues redress (tags)

In response to an explosive-ridden seige of their community, residents of the Woodlawn Mobile Home Park attended the Pomona City Council meeting on Monday, June 15. During the public comment period, one by one, approximately thirty residents, representing adults, the elderly, and children, explained what happened to them. Some became so emotionally overwhelmed that they were unable to continue.

Pomona police department uses explosive devices in raid on mobile home park (tags)

On the evening of Thursday, June 11, four cars containing two officers each cars from the Pomona Police Department entered the Woodland Mobile Home Park, a 33-space residential park at 1096 Mission Boulevard.

People for Immigrant Rights holds a vigil and march in Pomona (tags)

Friday, June 12, 2009 POMONA, California--A new immigrant rights group, People for Immigrant Rights, is all about putting a new, younger face on the movement for the human rights of immigrants. Today they held their first demonstration.

Police File Restraining Order Against U.S. Marine 9/11 Truther (tags)

Pomona CA police have filed a broad restraining order against an anti war activist.

May Day 2009, Riverside (tags)

Here are some pictures I took at yesterday's May Day march and rally. Enjoy! (set 2 of 2)

May Day 2009, Riverside (tags)

Here are some pictures I took at yesterday's May Day march and rally. Enjoy! (set 1 of 2)

Celebration of the Achievements of Women as Peacemakers (tags)

Peace with Justice Center invites you to participate in an exciting gathering of Peace Activists during the week following the International Women’s Day for the celebration of the achievements of women as the peacemakers.

Pomona's bi-weekly police checkpoints piss off community (tags)

The City of Pomona says they'll do police checkpoints every two weeks. We say we'll be there to protest.

Th 11/13 Who Owns the Media w Matt Gonzalez @ Cal Poly (tags)

6-9pm w dinner provided Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Student Cetner, Ursa Major Bldgt 35-2611 Free Parking in B Lot

Interfaith Roundtable: European-Muslim and American-Muslim Relations (tags)

Interfaith Roundtable of Claremont will present a special program with Imam Ali Siddiqui.

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.

Transgender Student Denied Name and Gender Change Sues University Administrators (tags)

A transgender student filed and served a name and gender change lawsuit upon five administrators at the California Polytechnic University, Pomona.

What Americans Need to Know About Islam (tags)

United Nations Association, Pomona Valley Chapter will present a special program with Imam Ali Siddiqui.

5th Annual Panel Discussion: The State of the Indigenous People of North America (tags)

Basic rights of indigenous communities, including the right to land and to cultural identity - in the use of language, education and the administration of justice - are systematically violated (Amnesty International Report 2002). Native American men residing in South Dakota fare the worst, on average living only to age 58 while whites live longer to age 79 (Times, Sept. 25, 2006).

Prayer for peace and an end to war and violence (tags)

Peace Fire for a Cease-Fire - AN INTERFAITH SERVICE for Peace

Protest the Migra (tags)

Protest the Migra at 10AM - 300 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 next Thursday, September 21st, 2006.

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.

Missing Child (tags)

Missing Girl - 15 years old. Missing since 2/16/06/. Last seen in Pomona 5'2", 115 pounds, African American Name: Eboni Nycol Johnson - photo available Call Mother: 213 703 2691 or father: 213 598 8368

Sergio Gudino, Local Soldier Killed in Iraq, Remembered (Part 2/2) (tags)

Hundreds of people attend the service for U.S. Army Specialist Sergio Gudino, 22, of Pomona.

Sergio Gudino, Local Soldier Killed in Iraq, Remembered (Part 1/2) (tags)

Hundreds of people attend the service for U.S. Army Specialist Sergio Gudino, 22, of Pomona.

Services set for local soldier killed in Iraq (tags)

Funeral arrangements for Army Spc. Sergio Gudino will take place this week.

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq on CHRISTMAS DAY (tags)

Spc. Sergio Gudino, 22, of Pomona, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 25

Local National Guard Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)

Sgt. Shakere T. Guy, 23, of Pomona, was killed in Baghdad on Saturday.

4th Annual Regenerative Co-operative Sustainability Seminar (tags)

The Regenerative Co-operative of Pomona is holding their 4th annual Sustainability Seminar.............

Showing of "The End of Suburbia and Green Party Presidential Candidate David Cobb Spe (tags)

Showing of the documentary "The End of Suburbia" and Green Party Presidential Candidate David Cobb Speaking at the Regenerative Co-operative of Pomona.

Claremont Colleges say no to hate crimes: rally tonight at 8 pm open to public (tags)

Claremont Colleges cancel classes due to hate crime. Rally tonight at 8 pm open to the public.

PHOTOS: Pomona Raid, Damage Left in the Wake (tags)

These photos were taken before and after the raid on the Regen Cooperative in Pomona on September 12-13, 2003. This was the damage the FBI caused in one room alone. All Images © 2003 Heidi Werntz. All Rights Reserved.

Pomona Activists Need LEGAL HELP NOW (tags)

URGENT - Activists in Pomona need legal help. If you know an activist lawyer, please get them to contact them immediately. (They need help by early this afternoon.)

Update - Pomona RNs demand Union recognition (tags)

Update: Last September the nursing staff at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center held a union election and won by 120 votes! Management filed frivolous election objections....

Pomona RNs demand Union recognition (tags)

Last September the nursing staff at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center held a union election and won by 120 votes! Management filed frivolous election objections and hasn't begun bargaining in good faith. The nurses are fighting back!

JUSTICE FOR CAL POLY POMONA JANITORS, Rally Tuesday, May 29, 2001 (tags)

STUDENTS/FACULTY COALITION IN SUPPORT OF JANITORS JUSTICE FOR CAL POLY POMONA JANITORS Informational Rally Tuesday, May 29, 2001 Noon-1 p.m. @ the Union Park

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