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"The Circus is in Town!" (more photos) (tags)

A six-day protest against Ringling Bros. begins at Staples Center.

"The Circus is in Town!" (tags)

A six-day protest against Ringling Bros. begins at Staples Center.

Michael Jackson's Security Guard Describes Scene in Mansion (tags)

Faheem Muhammed, head of Jackson's security detail, took the stand Wednesday afternoon in Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial. He was among the first to arrive in the bedroom on the day Jackson died. He testified that when he saw Jackson, he appeared to be dead.

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."

LAKERS WIN, LA FOLKS RIOTS (tags)

As the EPCC NEWS expected, the Los Angeles Lakers victory in the NBA championships ended with the Los Angeles Police Department officers clashes with rowdy fans. The EPCC said, "this is only a symptoms of the economic crisis and the people's anger on the stringent budget cuts, public services cut and higher rates that the government ( from the federal to the city) is imposing on the people of LA. Don't ever believe the official line that the Lakers victory is the sole cause of these disturbances." The EPCC NEWS noticed that the LAPD brought large numbers of officers into the Staples Center area hoping to avoid a repeat of last year's looting and violence. This was the magnet for violence. The mere presence of the police incites people to attack the LAPD.

PHIL JACKSON STAND WITH THE FANS (tags)

The Mexican American Political Association (MAPA) and Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana join the call made by the National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON), the National Latino Congreso, and the Southern California Immigration Coalition (SCIC) to call on the Lakers organization to add Los Lakers to their name to demonstrate their support for the good people of Arizona and oppose SB1070 similar to the Suns basketball initiative last week.

Mega Projects in LA- Gentrification Amidst Crisis and Poverty (tags)

While the US economy is in the doldrums, gentrification marches on in LA with five huge developments projects to open in early 2010. The five mega projects n downtown LA are the following: 1) The $ 900 million 54-story Convention Center Hotel at LA to open Feb 15. It has tower of 878 room at JW Marriot and 123 at Ritz –Carlton condos. It is located at LA Live campus where the Staples Center I located. 2) the $ 168 million University Gateway of USC 3) Beautiful Music Concerto in South park 3) the $125 M Medallion at Main and 4th Street and 5) the $ 145 M California Science Park I Exposition Park.

THE RACIST GENTRIFICATION OF OUR CITIES (tags)

“Why don’t we just get nooses for everyone of those lowlifes and hang them from a tree? They’re used to that kind of treatment anyway!” read the message on an email sent to upscale co-op residents of a redevelopment project smack right in the middle of a Harlem neighborhood last October. The anonymous post which originated from one of the units within the co-op added: “I hope you all agree that the best thing that has happened to Harlem is gentrification. Let’s get rid of these ‘people’ and improve the neighborhood once and for all.”

Lakers Fans Victory Party in the Streets Gets Crazy (tags)

Summary of reports from the streets of last night’s Lakers victory celebrations:

AJLPP CONDEMNS POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST IMMIGRANTS (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP)- National Executive Board vehemently condemns the unprovoked massive police attack by the LAPD/SWAT against the May 1.70,000 immigrants march-rally in Macarthur Park, Los Angeles last night at around 5;30 PM The reactionary forces trying to discourage immigrant rights mobilization that ran to tens of thousands, used 20-30 motorcycled cops to commence fascist attacks on the unsuspecting crowds at the corner of Westlake and Wilshire and at the Alvarado-Wilshire intersection. The police motorcycles ran through the Cuahatemoc dancers hitting even children and senior dancers of the Danza Azteca. This type of dispersal attack was used in Oakland demonstration in 200

AJLPP CONDEMNS POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST IMMIGRANTS: (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP)-Southern California vehemently condemns the unprovoked massive police attack by the LAPD/SWAT against the May 1.70,000 immigrants march-rally in Macarthur Park, Los Angeles last night at around 5;30 PM The reactionary forces trying to discourage immigrant rights mobilization that ran to tens of thousands, used 20-30 motorcycled cops to commence fascist attacks on the unsuspecting crowds at the corner of Westlake and Wilshire and at the Alvarado-Wilshire intersection. The police motorcycles ran through the Cuahatemoc dancers hitting even children and senior dancers of the Danza Azteca. This type of dispersal attack was used in Oakland demonstration in 2003.

Peace Plane flies to Grammy Awards with message "Bring Our Troops Home Now" (tags)

A small group of members from Democracy for America Miami and Miami Veterans for Peace have come up with a novel approach to broadcasting a message to end the occupation of Iraq: an aerial banner that reads, "Bring Our Troops Home Now". These two groups decided to first try their idea at this year's Super Bowl in Miami, but bad weather prevented the plane from taking off. Now the organizers have turned their attention to this Sunday's Grammy Awards, which will be in Los Angeles. A plane has been leased to fly the same message over the Staples Center where the Grammys are taking place.

Hope Springs . . . at the South Central Farm (tags)

Last month, the Trust for Public Land negotiated purchase option with developer Ralph Horowitz that depended on the City coming up with a $5M match for $6M raised by the South Central Farm. Five days ago, the City reneged on the deal. Friday, with three days left, the Farmers and their supporters, ever hopeful, demanded that Mayor Villaraigosa step up to support the Farm.

Letter to LA Times re: South Central Farm (tags)

Apparently, the L.A. Times is okay with eminent domain when it's used to benefit the L.A. Times itself, but not when it's used to benefit economically disadvantaged workers who've committed the unforgivable act of growing food.

BP2: La Reconquista (tags)

My personal experience at the Baldwin Park counterdemonstration June 25, 2005

Villaraigosa has made a point of stressing his interest in governing from the center (tags)

Villaraigosa's associates say he too will cultivate a network of well-respected advisors outside City Hall to guide him on such issues as education reform, transportation planning and economic development. Among them are likely to be former Assembly speaker and mayoral candidate Bob Hertzberg, former Metropolitan Transportation Authority board member Nick Patsaouras and entrepreneur and former national Democratic Party official Ari Swiller.

OutKast Grammy Awards Performance Racist! (tags)

How about a cute dance number featuring a "Step 'N Fetch it" Uncle Tom character waiting on White folks? Not funny? Well neither is this!

LAPD wants to ban ski masks from demonstrators’ wardrobes (tags)

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Orange County's Scariest Cops (tags)

OC Weekly identifies the 31 most evil cops in Orange County

Looking for DNC/D2K Plaintiffs (tags)

NLG has a law-suit

dnc lawsuit (tags)

We are looking for plaintiffs who were shot with rubber bullets or hit with batons on August 14, 2000 by the LAPD after the Rage Against the Machine Concert at the Staples Center. We are trying to collect damages for people who were injured by the Police.

August 14th FIRST ANNUAL YOUTH UNITY MARCH (tags)

THE YOUTH ARE THE FUTURE! WE DEMAND A BETTER WORLD!

From L.A.: call to action against Bush brownshirts! (tags)

A week ago Saturday, at the Westwood (L.A.) Federal Building, FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN WERE BEATEN UP BY PRO-BUSH THUGS. YES, THE CHILDREN WERE BEATEN UP TOO. I was just told this by an eyewitness.

Skid Row Kids #1 (tags)

San Julian Street, L.A.'s true 'skid row', is 12 blocks away from Staples Center, site of the 2000 DNC. This image was taken on August 15, day two of the DNC. The children on San Julian that spend 16 hours a day on the street hoping for a bed and shower at the Union Mission.

Skid Row Kids, #3 (tags)

San Julian Street, L.A.'s true 'skid row', is 12 blocks away from Staples Center, site of the 2000 DNC. This image was taken on August 15, day two of the DNC. The children on San Julian that spend 16 hours a day on the street hoping for a bed and shower at the Union Mission.

Skid Row Kids #4 (tags)

San Julian Street, L.A.'s true 'skid row', is 12 blocks away from Staples Center, site of the 2000 DNC. This image was taken on August 15, day two of the DNC. The children on San Julian that spend 16 hours a day on the street hoping for a bed and shower at the Union Mission.

Swift Action by the LAPD Prevented Spread of Violence at DNC (tags)

Read in Chief Parks own words how the LAPD narrowly averted violence from 3500 shirtless anarchists at the Staples Center rally on the night of August 14. If you don't believe this is real, check out the LAPD website.

Scene outside Twin Towers - Aug 17 (tags)

After the Thursday night march from the Staples Center reached the Twin Towers jail in downtown LA, the protesters were surrounded by a line of police. Approx 10:30 pm.

Youth Lead Fight Against Police Brutality (tags)

To the Staples Center, before police tried to derail the march.

Police Violence Mars Youth Rally Against Police Brutality (tags)

Along the route from Police headquarters to the Staples Center, Police sometimes reacted violently to the protest.

Police Violence Mars Youth March Against Police Brutality (tags)

As the march reached Staples Center, police cut the crowd in two, arbitrarily ordering protesters and media to go anywhere else.

Police Violence Mars Youth March Against Police Brutality (tags)

Outside the Staples Center, police nerves frayed and officers confronted the crowd.

Police Violence Mars Wednesday's Youth March Against Police Brutality (tags)

Early in the standoff outside the Staples Center, the Police opened fiore into the crowd. Just after those shots, this officer threatens protesters with more violence.

Who Says We Didn't Get Good Press? (tags)

So maybe it's only a free community newspaper, and it's not owned by a media conglomerate, but it's widely read in my town. This was the lead editorial in this week's Santa Monica Mirror.

DNC Official Pissed Over LAPD Treatment of His Daughter (tags)

LAPD harasses Philly officials for jaywalking while black. DNC officials' daughter gets strongarm treatment from LAPD.

Coverage and Analysis of the Anarchist Convention (tags)

Coverage and Analysis of the Anarchist Convention, from an outsider for outsiders (and a somewhat mainstream audience). I wanted to spend more time at the NAAC, but felt like I didn't fit in! There is discussion of putting on "our own" anarchist conference in Arizona by and for AZ anarchists.

UNITE FOR JUSTICE (Banner) (tags)

"It is by the force of images, that in the course of time, real revolutions are made." -Andre Breton (founder of the Surrealists)

THE DEAD STILL SPEAK (tags)

"We didn't cross the border... the border crossed us!"

RALPH NADER PUPPET SEZ "DEBATE ME!" (tags)

What can be said about U.S. "Democracy" when a legitimate and extremely popular Candidate like Ralph Nader gets little mention in the press and is excluded from the so-called "debates."

SAVE BIG MOUNTAIN (Puppet) (tags)

The theme of Monday's protest (8/13/2000), was "Human Need not Corporate Greed." An enormous crowd gathered at Pershing Square for a march to Staples Center. No fewer than 10,000 protestors participated in the mass demonstration, and many issues were addressed.

PUPPET DECLARES SHAM ELECTIONS! (tags)

The theme of Monday's protest (8/13/2000), was "Human Need not Corporate Greed." An enormous crowd gathered at Pershing Square for a march to Staples Center. No fewer than 10,000 protestors participated in the mass demonstration, and many issues were addressed.

YOUNG KOREANS UNITED (tags)

The theme of Monday's protest (8/13/2000), was "Human Need not Corporate Greed." An enormous crowd gathered at Pershing Square for a march to Staples Center. No fewer than 10,000 protestors participated in the mass demonstration, and many issues were addressed.

THE NUKES ARE IN THE STREETS! (tags)

The theme of Monday's protest (8/13/2000), was "Human Need not Corporate Greed." An enormous crowd gathered at Pershing Square for a march to Staples Center. No fewer than 10,000 protestors participated in the mass demonstration, and many issues were addressed.

Cops at Twin Towers Correctional Facility (tags)

Officers run to meet the 5000 activist strong demonstration at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000 in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The demonsrators marched from Staples Center where the Democratic National Convention was meeting. Copyright 2000 Dang Ngo. Free for use by nonprofit, anti-corporate globalization organizations and for personal use. All other rights reserved.

From the other side of the fence (tags)

Activists with a variety of causes demonstrate at the Democratic National Convention at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000 Copyright 2000 Dang Ngo. Free for use by nonprofit, anti-corporate globalization organizations and for personal use. All other rights reserved.

SAVE THE CHILDREN OF IRAQ! (tags)

Not one more dead!

PROTESTOR FACES DOWN RIOT POLICE (tags)

His only weapons are his ideas.

ANTI POLICE BRUTALITY BANNER (tags)

PEOPLE'S ARTISTS take their message to the streets.

CHICANO PROTESTOR (tags)

Defender of Aztlan, Soldier of Corn.

MASKED GIRL (tags)

The Youth of today have no fear.

PEOPLE'S MEDIC (tags)

Geared up and ready for battle casualties, a People's Medic wears a Gasmask.

"OUCH!" (tags)

One demonstrator displays his LAPD inflicted wounds.

"BADGES? WE DON'T NEED NO STINKING BADGES!" (tags)

If you had a run in with these guys, how would you identify them in a report to the Police Complaint Desk? Without a badge number, an Officer is totally anonymous.

Protest Concert Rage Against the Machine 8-14 (tags)

Rage Against the Machine Concert, official protest zone Staples Center 8-14-00.

Tense negotiation on Vieques march (tags)

In a tense negotiation, the leader of the Vieques march discusses whether it is safe for the demonstrators to go into the Staples Center area Thursday night. With him and the policeman is a mediator from the Department of Justice.

Pollution Puppet (tags)

A puppet dances beneath a rainbow at demonstration in front of Staples Center on Monday, August 14th.

Anarchists stake claim to fence (tags)

Protesters dive for cover after LAPD pepper spray the crowd in an effort to disperse them away from the Staples Center security fence Monday evening.

Ultra-Conservative Radio Host hit by LAPD (tags)

Ultra-Conservative radio host Mike Gallagher said on his show today (still on the air now and taking calls about police brutality) was hit by an officer when he walked through yesterdays standoff at the Staples Center

The Real American Flag (tags)

Taken at the Staples Center

NO BLOOD FOR OIL! (tags)

They beat on the fence with the coffins as they chanted "NO BLOOD FOR OIL!"

Day Four and a big Bridge to the Homeless Convention (tags)

As an outsider, I don't know all the history and background between the National Homeless Convention, D2KLA, and the IMC. But I do know that Thursday's candlenight march is not to be missed...

CNN coverage of standoff (tags)

CNN live footage of demonstrators being prevented from entering the "Protest Pit" included close-ups of many holding up their hands in a symbol of peace.

Save the Children of Iraq! (tags)

Protesting to list sanctions against Iraq

Lift the sanctions against Iraq! (tags)

Protesting to list sanctions against Iraq

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.

Bus Riders Union Charges Al Gore with Supporting Policies of Transit Racism (tags)

On Tuesday, August 15th, the Bus Riders Union marched from MacArthur Park to the Staples Center to demand that Gore immediately enforce the civil rights Consent Decree between the Bus Riders Union and the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) under his federal powers through the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Bus Riders Union Charges Al Gore with Supporting Policies of Transit Racism (tags)

On Tuesday, August 15th, the Bus Riders Union marched from MacArthur Park to the Staples Center to demand that Gore immediately enforce the civil rights Consent Decree between the Bus Riders Union and the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) under his federal powers through the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Police Attack Organized Labor at Staples Rally; Leaders Demand Apology (tags)

Monday night's Staples Center rally was an officially sanctioned labor event. Labor has been and will remain an essential component of the Seattle coalition regardless of the wishful thinking of some. When the LAPD attacked those attending the Staples Center rally, they were also attacking organized labor. We demand an apology. An injury to one is an injury to all!

Staples Rally: Three Cheers for the Canadian Press! (tags)

Eye witness account of the Staples Center ambush by Globe and Mail's LA correspondent, Doug Saunders. The Globe and Mail is Canada's national newspaper

Police Action at the Staples Center, 14 August 2000 (tags)

My complaint about the city's treatment of visitors.

LAPD Creates Chaos as They Charge Critical Mass Cyclists (tags)

LAPD motorcycle police break up critical mass with brtual charge.

LAPD Propaganda vs. The Truth (Assault on Protesters at RATM Rally) (tags)

Unmasking the cover-up of the delegate-induced sweeping of the protest area. Media swallows LAPD story despite lack of proof that rock-throwing preceded charge of the light brigade.

Police Presence at D2KLA March (tags)

The massive police presence on Monday night increased the chances of violent action by boht the police and the protesters. After anticipating riots at this convention for many nonths, the police officers are primed to overreact.If the police admittedly plant infiltrators into protest groups, we have to consider the fact that they could be inciting violence within these groups.

Organizers call for investigation into indiscriminate police violence (tags)

Organizers from the IMC, Shadow Convention, ACLU, Green Party, D2KLA, Global Exchange and others band together to call for an investigation into last night's outrageous use of police force against demonstrators and concert-goers.

Ted Hayes Conducts Downtown Tour in Preparation for Homeless Convention (tags)

Details Ted Hayes' efforts to contrast the ostentatious display of the DNC to the poorer areas of the city. Hayes' also organized a Dome Village for transitional housing and talks about the institutional origins of poverty.

Police Intimidation Tactics Escalate (tags)

Police tactics during the first days of the convention.

rage against the machine (tags)

Free Protest Show at Staples Center

KUCI Subversity Web-cast on Protests (tags)

Web-cast of weekly alternative radio show focusing on this week's police crackdown with highlights on Sunday's Mumia March in Los Angeles

Rage at the DNC 8/15/00 (tags)

The black-cladded Bloc in motion outside the Staples Center.

half hour IMC audio news from 8/14/00 (tags)

news from Sunday and Monday starting off with DAN and D2K background info. and interviews with members of the community near the Staples Center, also including coverage of: the Mumia rally, union protests of Lowes hotel chain, the U'wa rally and march, the "bomb scare" at Patriotic Hall, and an editorial by our reporter covering the actual convention. (31:04) (MP3)

half hour IMC audio news from 8/14/00 (tags)

news from Sunday and Monday starting off with DAN and D2K background info. and interviews with members of the community near the Staples Center, also including coverage of: the Mumia rally, union protests of Lowes hotel chain, the U'wa rally and march, the "bomb scare" at Patriotic Hall, and an editorial by our reporter covering the actual convention. (31:04) (real audio)

half hour IMC audio news from 8/14/00 (tags)

news from Sunday and Monday starting off with DAN and D2K background info. and interviews with members of the community near the Staples Center, also including coverage of: the Mumia rally, union protests of Lowes hotel chain, the U'wa rally and march, the "bomb scare" at Patriotic Hall, and an editorial by our reporter covering the actual convention. (31:04) (MP3)

The trigger-happy three LAPD at the fence (tags)

The names of the 3 LAPDofficers who fired the most at the Staples Center fence - prior to the larger police riot.

Arizona-Sonora Justice Alliance Takes On Republicrats; Turns Up the Heat On Gore (tags)

Arizona activist alliance news release for 8.14-15

Bus Riders Union charges Al Gore with supporting policies of transit racism (tags)

At 12pm Tuesday, August 15th, the Bus Riders Union will march from MacArthur Park to the Staples Center demanding that Vice President Gore immediately enforce the civil rights Consent Decree between the Bus Riders Union and the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) under his federal powers through the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Jesse Jackson speaks at Mumia Rally (1) (tags)

Reverend Jesse Jackson speaks in front of the Staples Center at the Mumia Rally on August 13, 2000.

Jesse Jackson speaks at Mumia Rally (2) (tags)

Reverend Jesse Jackson speaks in front of the Staples Center at the Mumia Rally on August 13, 2000.

Jesse Jackson speaks at Mumia Rally (3) (tags)

Reverend Jesse Jackson speaks in front of the Staples Center at the Mumia Rally on August 13, 2000.

Jesse Jackson speaks at Mumia Rally (3) (tags)

Reverend Jesse Jackson speaks in front of Staples Center at the Mumia Rally on August 13, 2000.

CENSORSHIP IN FULL SWING (tags)

IMC DENIED ACCESS TO STAPLES CENTER

CENSORSHIP IN FULL SWING (tags)

CENSORSHIP IS ALIVE AND WELL AT DNC 2000.

Rage Against The Machine to play free gig as clinton sqauks (tags)

Rage Against The Machine will play a free concert to kick off the Battle of Los Angeles

police transform city streets (tags)

LAPD Threatens Removal of Border Crosses (tags)

Saturday August 12: activists installed over 450 “border crosses” at the United Methodist Church, just up the street from the Staples center. The installation is “ a memorial to the migrants who have died crossing the border”. Dozens of police cars were at the church Saturday morning as the installation got underway. Officers converged on the church parking lot, questioned participants, and threatened to confiscate the crosses. At one point police threatened to enter church property to seize the crosses.

trees as weapons? (tags)

NPR and others report, among other hysteria's, that trees around Staples Center are being cut down because protesters "might use them as weapons."

Organized Labor to Take Part in Democratic Convention Protests (tags)

Organized labor has announced plans to take part in the D2K protests.

To all anarchists considering violence in our cities (tags)

Remember, I (LA Mayor, Richard Riordan) own both The Pantry at 877 S. Figueroa and Original Pantry Bakery & Sandwich Shop at 875 Figueroa St. they are both located within walking distance from the Staples Center. It is of the utmost importance that all Angelenos take part in the preservation and unending accumulation of my wealth and keep these properties from harm.

City Agrees to Let Protesters Use Area Closer to Staples (tags)

Convention: Officials yield to pressure from a judge and the Democratic Party. But demonstrators say they won't be confined.

Protesters Targeting DNC (tags)

Protestors who swarmed recent world trade and banking summits in Seattle and Washington are targeting the Democratic National Convention with plans for sophisticated acts of civil disobedience. Some demonstration planners, hoping to rally 30,000 protesters, are promising a carnival-like convergence of activists for the Aug. 14-17 convention.

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