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The Death of Small Businesses in Big Cities, Explained (tags)

Not even shopping locally can save your favorite mom-and-pop — the problem is much, much bigger than that. The legendary punk record store Bleecker Bob’s in 2008. The store closed in 2013 due to high rents and was replaced by a frozen yogurt chain.

Please Help Mississippians Vote For Mike Espy On Nov 27th (tags)

Former USDA Secretary Mike Espy was 4 times elected to Congress from Mississippi. His opponent Cindy Hyde-Smith, cattle rancher and part owner of a slaughterhouse auction lot, was appointed by the Republican governor. She has a zero rating from the Humane Society of the US.

When Banana Ruled (documentary) (tags)

Documentary traces the sordid history of United Fruit/Chiquita.

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land (tags)

Judge: Environmental Impact Report of PIMA warehouses must be revisited.

Former Cop Has A Lot To Say On Police Brutality & Racism (tags)

Former Cop Has A Lot To Say On Police Brutality & Racism

Carl Weathers Directs "Danny And The Deep Blue Sea" Starring Tanna Frederick (tags)

"Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" will open July 1 in Santa Monica

Prop 60, Condom Law (tags)

I was basically ignoring this, but people tell me to vote "no".

Bernie Sanders in Lincoln Heights (tags)

Some photos from the Bernie Sanders rally. No photos of Bernie, and a lot of random comments masquerading as "writing".

Vigil for O'Day, Helen, Barry, and Carol-Ann Short, killed by racist terrorists in Fontana (tags)

January 23, 2016

FONTANA - A group of about 20 Fontana residents and local activists gathered yesterday evening outside of Randall Pepper Elementary School to commemorate the 1945 firebombing of the house owned by O'Day Short, an African-American targeted for racist violence for challenging white supremacy in the segregated city by daring to purchase a house on the south side of Baseline Avenue. Short, his wife Helen, and their two children Barry and Carol-Ann were all killed as a result of the December 16, 1945 firebombing. The incident, when eventually investigated, and even then only superficially, never led to any arrest or prosecution of any suspect, despite evidence pointing to death threats from the white real estate agent who sold the property and two white deputies of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.1 The vigil lasted about an hour-and-a-half, and featured words from the attendees, political discussion, and prayer.

US Presidential Candidates Denigrate Muslims and Hugo Chavez (tags)

Trump and Sanders

How can california deal with this water crisis? (tags)

After 4 years of drought, California is asking what can be done? The answers are coming from an unlikely source

Independent Media Guide (tags)

This is a PDF book that has a lot of basic information about making your political propaganda.

San Diego State University defeats BDS (tags)

BDS resolutions continue to fail nationwide on college campuses

Tiny Houses in Madison Wisconsin (tags)

OM – Tiny Houses & More! Occupy Madison, Inc. – Ending homelessness one tiny house at a time! The light shines in the darkness, not only above the darkness. Occupy Madison should be a model and light in everey city!

Political Prisoner Nabeel Rajab Freed (tags)

police state

Los Angeles community members unite in Hollywood to #FarmLA and Plant Against Monsanto (tags)

On Saturday, May 24, 2014, Los Angeles joined the global march against Monsanto with an all-day collaborative food freedom rally around Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards in Hollywood.

You Could Learn a lot from the Scapegoated (tags)

Those undergoing the worst attacks by all manner of overt and covert domestic warfare have a lot to teach, especially as one notes how intense the spooks work on some of their forums.

Emergency Services: Enabling Life for Homeless People (tags)

All this talk from politicians (and the non-profit shills that rely on city funding) about how we are enabling people to remain homeless - should be shut down. It is enabling people to stay alive!

shadowy media (tags)

If it walks like a duck .....

Al-Assad with Charlie Rose interview on PBS, just missed it (tags)

A fascinating interview was just on PBS.org and TV and it can be re-seen on internet. Sadly, all indications from the answers that were sly and slippery to Charlie's direct questions leads to another WAR COMING...made more obvious by seeing this.

Paul Krugman on "Truthiness" and the Deficits (tags)

"We all know how democracy is supposed to work. Politicians are supposed to campaign on the issues, and an informed public is supposed to cast its votes based on those issues, with some allowance for the politicians’ perceived character and competence."

Warehouses, Workers & Wal-Mart (tags)

A group of workers for a warehouse that works exclusively for Wal-Mart invade the management offices with a list of demands that included crazy things like less dangerous conditions, hours that didn’t stretch from way before dark to way after dark, pay that met the legal definition of a wage and an end to global hunger (well, not really the last one—yet!).

Will Johnson: Occupy Activist Says Movement's Alive & Well (tags)

According to Occupy San Diego activist Will Johnson, the movement is alive and well. It may no longer be running law-defying occupations in prominent public places, but it's still working out ways to challenge the vast and increasing inequality in the distribution of wealth and income in the U.S.

Fast Food Blues (tags)

New research links fast food consumption with depression.

RON PAUL SUPPORTS HR 210, FILVETS (tags)

Republican presidential candidate and Texan congressman Ron Paul showed his support for HR 210 and Pilipino veterans last week with a rally in Las Vegas, Nevada. HR 210, also known as the Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2011, was introduced by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) in January of last year as a way to provide equal benefits to Philippine soldiers that fought alongside the United States during World War II. Though the bill has 87 co-sponsors, both the House of Representatives and the Senate have yet to make any votes to pass or veto the proposal.

FABIO A. ROJAS: Immigrant Musician, Producer, Activist in San Diego (tags)

Fabio A. Rojas has certainly packed a lot of living in his 20-something years. At present he’s the owner of Refugio Roots Music, a combination recording studio, performance space and art gallery at 906 21st Street in Golden Hill (it’s a corner building and the entrance is on “E” Street). He’s also recording progressive events for Activist San Diego’s under-construction radio station, KNSJ 89.5 FM in Descanso, and he recently returned from a tour with the popular, long-lived (17 years) Latino rock band the B-Side Players.

Interview with Nathan, arrested at Long Beach Port shutdown (tags)

December 15, 2011
LONG BEACH - On December 12, 2011, Occupy Los Angeles, Occupy Long Beach, Occupy Riverside, and many other people closed a terminal at the port of Long Beach. Only two people were arrested, and one of them, Nathaniel Sierdsma, speaks about his experiences.

Obama's `Free Trade' Follies (tags)

The three pending "free trade" agreements portend more unemployment and corporate enrichment. Countries like Argentina have broken with the Washington Consensus (deregulation, privatization and liberalized markets). Argentina is free from the bondage of structural adjustment.

Report of the eviction and dispersal of the tents and belonging at Occupy Riverside (tags)

The Riverside Police Dept. removed on Wed. Nov. 30, 2011 all Riverside Occupy tents from Location A established on Main St Promenade between 9th St. and University Ave.

Rally to Protect Free Speech from Police Brutality (tags)

Friday, November 11, 2011
RIVERSIDE, (CA) - In response to Sunday's police raid on the peaceful anti-Wall Street encampment at the downtown arts walk, Occupy Riverside marched on the police station and rallied there. In recognition of Veteran's Day and the significant contributions of veterans to the Occupy Movement and all social justice movements, we took a moment to honor the veterans in our movement and all veterans of the class war.

PATRICK McMAHON: Gay Adoptee Recalls His Search for His Birth Parents (tags)

Who am I? Who are my parents? Where did I come from? When, where and how was I born? Most of us take the answers to these questions for granted. But it?s not so easy if you were adopted. Then, as Patrick McMahon n? Shields found out in 1990, the authentic record of his birth was treated as if it were a state secret whose revelation would jeopardize national security. He details the story of his two-year search for his true origins in his new self-published book "Becoming Patrick," an extraordinarily well-written combination of self-discovery memoir, suspense thriller, soap opera and wrenching reunion story.

Parker Jaques: Bisexual, Binary and Proud! (tags)

Parker Jaques isn't the usual sort of interviewee who gets featured in a Queer publication. That's why I wanted to interview him for the cover story in the September 2011 Zenger's Newsmagazine. He doesn't have a traumatic, breast-beating coming-out story to tell. He wasn't Queer-bashed in school because his mother encouraged him to fight back if anyone tried it. He's proud of his identity not only as a Bisexual but as a gender-identified male, and he has such withering contempt for people (like the August 2011 Zenger's cover person, Red) who call themselves "non-binary" -- neither male nor female -- that once we started discussing that subject it was hard to get him to talk about anything else. That's why I call him "Bisexual, Binary and Proud!"

The Drug Problem Belongs to the Middle Class (tags)

This was written as a response to a post on yahoo answers. Since it can't be put up there, it's put up here. Just food for though.

Give Obama A Chance??? (tags)

This may seem like a comedic, tongue-in-cheek rant, but I'm very serious. It's the government that's become the sad, bad joke....

RED: "Non-Binary" Person Rejects Male/Female Gender Duality (tags)

Red, who works at San Diego's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center, identifies themselves as non-binary: that is, neither male nor female but somewhere in a "cloud" of genders that rejects the idea that there are only two human gender identities, male and female. They gave an interview for the August 2011 Zenger's Newsmagazine in which they (you refer to a non-binary person as "they," "them" or "theirs" even if you're only referencing one individual) explained these new, unfamiliar concepts of gender that are beyond the experience of most people, including most Transgender people. Red and Zenger's editor/publisher Mark Gabrish Conlan discussed how both gender identity and sexual orientation are far more complex and fluid than either the straight or the Queer mainstream is willing to acknowledge.

Leather History Meeting Relives the Wounds of AIDS (tags)

Though it was billed as a panel on the history of San Diego's Leather community, the San Diego League of Gentlemen meeting July 1 turned into something else: an emotionally intense discussion and reminiscence of the effect AIDS had on the Queer community in general and the Leather community in particular. Themselves touched by the crisis directly ? all the panelists either had AIDS, took care of people who did or were active in the community's response ? they talked about the pain of losing so many friends but also how the community grew and its surviving members became more emotionally committed to each other.

Bisexual Forum Targets Invisibility and Bigotry (tags)

Bisexuals, the "B" in "LGBT," are actually the largest of the four groups represented by that unlovely acronym, but they're also among the most misunderstood people in the Queer community. They face bitter and often ferocious prejudice and bigotry not only from homophobic straight people but from Gays and Lesbians whose anti-Bi beliefs lead them to be threatened by the existence of Bi people. The Bisexual Forum of San Diego held a workshop at the San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center May 12 to dispel some of the misunderstandings other Queers have towards Bisexuals and tell their stories, which often involve a dual coming-out process: first as Lesbian or Gay, then as Bi when they realize they can no longer deny either their same-sex or opposite-sex attractions.

Michael Sol: Queer Leatherman Explores Intimacy and Sadism (tags)

Michael Sol, Leatherman extraordinaire and candidate for Mr. Los Angeles Leather this weekend (March 26-27), is giving a demonstration of the Japanese rope bondage art, shibari, at the Joyce Beers Community Center, Vermont Street between Terra and Aladdin Restaurants in Hillcrest, Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m. at an event sponsored by the San Diego League of Gentlemen. In this interview, published in the April 2011 issue of Zenger's Newsmagazine, Sol talks extensively about his interests in Leather and so-called "edge play," and the distinction he draws between romantic intimacy and power exchanges. He also discusses the thin line between exercise and martial art, and between consensual S/M and the kinds of torture practiced on unwilling victims in places like Abu Ghraib.

Curtis Dixon: The Art of the Leather Bootblack (tags)

The Leather community has a lot of folkways non-Leather people are often baffled by, and one of them is the importance of the bootblack. Curtis Dixon has been bootblacking for almost a quarter of a century and has won several major honors in the craft. In this interview, celebrating the upcoming San Diego Leather Pride events in March as well as the California Leather SIR/boy contest in San Diego in May, Curtis talks about what bootblacking means to the Leather community as a whole and its importance to him personally

Mera Szendro Bok’s New Media Rights Hosts Drumbeat-San Diego Feb. 5 (tags)

Drumbeat San Diego, part of a nationwide mobilization of independent media activists for skills-building, networking and activism, will be held Saturday, February 5, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Queen Bee’s Arts and Cultural Center, 3925 Ohio Street in North Park. Zenger’s Newsmagazine recently interviewed Mera Szendro Bok, director of New Media Rights, whose organization is one of the key players building the local event. She talked about Drumbeat, about the media rights landscape in general, and how individuals can fight to keep the Internet free and open and prevent it from becoming yet another transmission belt communicating only the anti-progressive, anti-human “free market” message of all other corporate media.

Joshua Napier: Singer, Songwriter, Queer Activist Brings Passion to His Music (tags)

The first thing you’ll notice when you hear Joshua Napier sing is the sheer emotion and passion he projects with his music. Napier sings with an edgy intensity that makes you identify with him and his songs. What’s more, though he’s a political activist and writes topical songs, he has the knack of the best activist songwriters of combining the personal with the political and creating pieces that reflect his beliefs instead of hitting you over the head with them. Napier is equally passionate off-stage. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised by a single mother, he was out as Gay in high school. One of the reasons he came to San Diego was to find an activist community with which he could work. Active as the membership chair of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.), he recently left that group’s board to join the board of Activist San Diego (ASD) because he wanted to work with a group that isn’t just focused on Queer issues. Catch him wherever you can — at fundraisers, coffeehouse gigs or the “Redfest” event of politically aware music he’s planning for this summer.

The Largest Food Not Bombs Ever! Discussion & Thoughts. (tags)

The 2010 Hempstead Food Share Bonanza was the largest Food Not Bombs ever and the largest vegan Thanksgiving ever! On that day over 30,000 pounds of food was shared with thousands of people, and Long Island Food Not Bombs followed this with nearly a dozen consecutive Thanksgiving events throughout the rest of the week, sharing a total of nearly 55,000 pounds of groceries in 5 days!

Darnelle Williams: San Diego Urban Pride Reaches Beyond African-American Queers (tags)

A Zenger’s Newsmagazine interview with Darnelle Williams, activities chair for San Diego Urban Pride. Originally called Ebony Pride and aimed particularly at African-American Queer men and women, the group recently relaunched with a new name and a broader mission including social events and raising money for health and other community issues.

Get Out the Vote for Stephen Whitburn! (tags)

Openly Gay County Supervisor candidate Stephen Whitburn made an impassioned plea for help in the last five days before the election at the October 28 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, of which he used to be president. Whitburn talked about the barrage of nasty hit-mail pieces Republican campaign groups are sending out against him at the last minute but also said that's an indication that they don't have a grass-roots campaign. Whitburn is seeking to become the first Democrat to serve on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 16 years.

Peace through Education (video) (tags)

This is a video for anyone who’s struggling for a better education, especially immigrant students. I’ll go toe to toe with Glen Beck to see who knows what about life any day.

San Antonio Police Department and Civilian Partner “Cellular On Patrol” Attempted “FrameUp (tags)

San Antonio Park Police and Cellular On Patrol try to frame homeless park visitor

The Inaugural Mayflower Festival Held in LA, May 15- A Success (tags)

“It was the first, but it was a sweet success!” The Inaugural MayFlower Festival in the west-end of Historic Filipinotown was held at the parking lot of the Church of the Nazarene parking lot last May 15, 2010. This was the first time that a festival was held in this side of town. Usually may festivals were held in the east side, the center of Historic Filipinotown. Despite the heat of the sun at the end of spring, people turned up for the festivities. There were booths and displays from different community groups and participation from a broad spectrum of people from the community.

OILBAMA (tags)

To laugh a lot.

The Inaugural Mayflower Festival Held in LA, May 15- A Success (tags)

“It was the first, but it was a sweet success!” The Inaugural MayFlower Festival in the west-end of Historic Filipinotown was held at the parking lot of the Church of the Nazarene parking lot last May 15, 2010. This was the first time that a festival was held in this side of town. Usually may festivals were held in the east side, the center of Historic Filipinotown. Despite the heat of the sun at the end of spring, people turned up for the festivities. There were booths and displays from different community groups and participation from a broad spectrum of people from the community.

Nazis Hold Rally At Los Angeles City Hall (tags)

Out of Shape National Socialists Enrage and Unify Los Angeles Anti Racist Factions / photo Set 1 of 1

The Nazis Brought Solidarity and Questions (tags)

The Nazis came to Los Angeles and with it, some good and some bad news. The good news; the people can unify and show strength. The bad news; we have some work to do.

Iraq War Vet denounces war crimes: "We fired on buses full of civilians" (tags)

IVAW Veterans came out in force in Los Angeles antiwar march to denounce massacres against Iraqis under orders from the Pentagon. Vets told about crimes in Iraq invasion in 2003 and in Fallujah in 2004. Listen to 3 min. Audio of interview, aired on 90.7 KPFK-FM.

Transcript of Cindy Sheehan's Interview with Hugo Chavez (tags)

"Hugo Chavez: In the first place, personally, I am against dictatorships. I’m an anti-dictator. We are here in Uruguay, in Montevideo. You know how many dictatorships were in this country. The Guerilla army. I’m an anti-Guerilla. In addition to that, from a political point of view, I’ve been elected one, two, three, four times, by popular vote. In Venezuela, we have elections all the time. Every year, we have elections in Venezuela. One time, Lula, the president of Brazil… when he was in Europe, someone asked him “Why are you friends with that dictator Chavez?” And Lula said a big truth: “In Venezuela, there is an excess of democracy. Every year there are elections. And if there aren’t any, Chavez invents them. Referendums, popular consultations, elections for governors, mayors. Right now, soon we are starting national assembly elections, this year. In 2012 there is going to be a presidential election again. What dictator is elected so many times? What dictator convenes referendums? I’m an anti-dictator. I am a revolutionary. A democratic revolutionary."

March 4 Education March Downtown Los Angeles (tags)

A video, several photos, and snarky comments.

San Diego Common Cause Debates Strong-Mayor Government (tags)

On June 8 voters in San Diego will decide whether to make the city's experiment in a strong-mayor form of government permanent. The ballot measure will also increase the size of the City Council from eight to nine (at a cost of $1 to $1.5 million per year) and increase the threshold for sustaining a mayor's veto of a Council action from five votes to six. San Diego's branch of Common Cause debated the issue February 13 and questioned whether the strong mayor has made local government more or less accountable, and whether the real purpose of strong-mayor is to increase the already massive influence of business and developers over local government.

Fernando Lopez: Marriage Equality Activist Looks to the Future (tags)

San Diego marriage equality activist Fernando Lopez discusses his own relationship history, his involvement with Marriage Equality USA, the heartbreak of the Proposition 8 defeat and his own critique of the No on 8 strategy, the current Perry v. Schwarzenegger case and his outlook for the future of same-sex marriage in the U.S. A longer version of the interview published in the February-March 2010 issue of Zenger's Newsmagazine.

TRAGEDY + CYNICISM + OPPORTUNISM = JOURNALISM (tags)

Once upon a time...

EPCC: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s last address- Lot of Hot Air (tags)

For the Echo Park Community Coalition, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s last address to the California legislature are just a lot of hot air. The governator’s call to “overhaul the funding system for state prisons and higher education, approve a jobs creation package and seek more money from Washington, even as he attacked the national healthcare plan”, is just another lip service for actor’s grandstanding before he exits.”

Walter G. Meyer: Queer Youth Novel “Rounding Third” Is About More than Baseball (tags)

Queer author Walter G.Meyer has written a remarkable first novel, “Rounding Third.” At base it's a story of two middle American Gay teens who meet each other on the high-school baseball team in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. But it’s also an intensely moving, often heart-rending tale of the terror under which Queer youth still grow up as well as the often surprising sources of support they find as they struggle with their identities. And, lest readers think this is a problem that we’ve grown beyond as a society, Meyer inserts modern communications technology — the Internet, cell phones, texting and iPods — to make sure readers know these are live issues in 2010 and not dimly remembered horrors of the 1950’s or 1970’s.

Ben Carnes on the film "Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier" (tags)

In advance of his appearance this week at an L.A. screening of "Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier," Ben Carnes of the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee discussed that film, Leonard Peltier, and a variety of other Native American issues.

THE WAR OF THE CLIMATE (tags)

Ecological American soldier is American soldier going for the war on foot.

Steve Hadley: Council Candidate's Odyssey from Pulpit to Politics (tags)

San Diego City Council candidate Steve Hadley is considered an underdog because he doesn't have the party connections, name recognition or donor base of his opponents. But he's got a lot of assets; as the chief of staff for the Councilmember he's running to replace, Donna Frye, he's got her support and that of the community organizers and activists he's worked with as part of her office. He's also got a compelling personal story; he grew up in the Seventh Day Adventist church, pushed the church towards greater acceptance of equality for women and Queers, then left the ministry to study law and work in politics.

Life After Chemtrails (tags)

The leading horse is white The second horse is red The third one is a black The last one is a green "The four Horsemen" by Aphrodites Child

Rally for Leonard Peltier (tags)

“I am Barack Obama's political prisoner now.” -- Leonard Peltier, September 11, 2009

Don’t Rush Back to the Ballot on Marriage (tags)

The Queer community in California is asking itself the wrong question in the current debate over whether to try to repeal Proposition 8 at the ballot box in 2010 or 2012. Either date is too early, Mark Gabrish Conlan argues in this editorial from the July 2009 Zenger’s Newsmagazine. Rather than launch a premature initiative drive we will likely lose, organizing around this issue needs to occur outside the electoral process and take the form of nonviolent direct action and public education efforts to convince a majority of Californians that denying legal marriage to same-sex couples is an intolerable form of discrimination.

Highland Park Adds a Garden (tags)

Highland Park recently added the newest community garden to the growing list of those in and around Los Angeles, when the Milagro Allegro Community Garden broke ground on February 21, 2009.

Darrel Wood, Jr.: Queer Little Rock ’n’ Roller (tags)

Darrel Wood, Jr. is a 17-year-old high school senior in the conservative San Diego suburb of Santee, but the openly Queer rock musician has already been on two CD's with a former band and is about to release a new one by his current group, The Elephant Project. He's also headlining at the North Park Arts Festival in San Diego Sunday, May 17. In this interview, to which his mother accompanied him and also participated, he discusses his musical influences and the role of his sexuality in his life.

This is a hate-free city: Minutemen founder persona non grata (tags)

Monday, April 20 2009 CLAREMONT, California-- Despite the right wing's efforts at deception and obfuscation, pro-immigrant, pro-human rights, anti-racist, and community activists organized strong opposition to the arrival of anti-immigrant extremist Jim Gilchrist to our neighborhood.

Kamala Devi: "Bliss Coach" Lives and Teaches the Love of More than One (tags)

What if you can't love just one person? What if you can only be completely expressive of your romantic and sexual potential, and fulfill your own and your partners' needs, with more than one relationship partner? San Diego-based "bliss coach" Kamala Devi not only lives in "polyamory" -- a multiple-partner romantic and sexual lifestyle -- but she works with other people who want to adopt a polyamorous lifestyle and handle the problems it can raise.

"Fuel" (review) (tags)

I thought Fuel was very well-made, important, and informative--there's a lot to absorb. I don't agree with every point of view expressed in the film, but I realize the movie has to communicate to diverse people.

Zapatista University Chapter 5: Science and Religion (tags)

Here’s another free science lesson for Third-World farmers. The complete book can be read on my site. The complete audio book is on my site now also, and the printed book can be ordered by mail. My Spanish isn’t good enough to translate a whole book, but I know there are plenty of people who can.

Robert Jensen Challenges Patriotism, Industrialism (tags)

University of Texas journalism professor Robert Jensen spoke in San Diego February 21. His talk was billed as a challenge to the idea of patriotism, but he also said flatly that the industrial mode of production and the way of life it has allowed are no longer sustainable and the world's population will have to live in small, self-sufficient local communities. His speech also attacked "the coarsening of the culture" represented by the easy availability of pornography.

Israel is a gansta state. (tags)

To be in power in Israel you must be either a rapist, a fraudster, a baby killer or a smuggler.

Zapatista University Chapter 3: How Science Works (tags)

Any Third World farmer knows more about biology than the president of the United States, because farmers spend all day working with plants and animals. Here’s my ongoing series on the biology of imperial politics. The complete book can be read on my site. Feel free to translate it into Spanish or any other language.

Zapatista University Chapter 1: The World-Farm (tags)

Scientists have been hard at work figuring out what's gone wrong with humanity's relationship to the environment. But they never write books for the politically marginalized people who suffer the effects. So now I write science books for activists. The complete book can be found on my website.

Dana Rea: A Transgender Odyssey (tags)

Once upon a time, DANA REA was an apparently successful young male stockbroker — but inside that body was the soul of a woman. Her journey to wholeness took her through seven marriages, depression and panic attacks, victimization by Mexican scam artists, homelessness in San Diego, recovery and plans to start a Trans-oriented magazine.

L.A. Doctor Admits HIV Only "Associated" with AIDS (tags)

Dr. Jocelyn Dee, a Los Angeles HIV/AIDS doctor who treats mostly low-income patients at the County/USC Rand Schrader clinic, went on the "How Positive Are You" podcast of Alive and Well founder Christine Maggiore and Reappraising AIDS president David Crowe — both longtime critics of the HIV/AIDS model — and in the context of discussing so-called "AIDS denialism" and its portrayal in the corporate media, Dr. Dee admitted that HIV has never been proven to cause AIDS and there is merely an "associative" relationship between the two.

Tongva: Our Voice, Our History, Our People (tags)

Highlights of an exhibit recently held in Aleupkingna (Arcadia), an interview with curator Dana Dunn, and photos.

Michael Shelton: Gay Therapist's Provocative Book on Relationships (tags)

Michael Shelton, Gay therapist and author from Philadelphia, recently published the book "Boy Crazy: Why Monogamy Is So Hard for Gay Men and What You Can Do About It." But what makes him different from almost everyone else who's written about this is he doesn't claim to have all the answers; instead, he says each couple has to work out their own way of making their relationship work, which may or may not include sexual exclusivity.

LA antiwar projects- interviews and surveys (tags)

The new issue of LA based Journal of Aesthetics and Protest is now out. Subtled "Theory in Three Acts" it contains three editorial sections and has a bunch of articles on Los Angeles based activist and art projects. Section 2 focuses on Anti-war art and activist Projects

No on 8 in Upland (tags)

October 29, 2008 UPLAND - This crop of activists were a little older than the bunch demonstrating in Rancho Cucamonga last Saturday, but not much. At times numbering more than 25 people, activists braved homophobic comments and a generally conservative climate to spread awareness of the harm prop 8 would bring to our communities.

Banks Make People Homeless Every Day: Protest against Foreclosures, Evictions, and Bailout (tags)

October 25, 2008 HEMET - Inland Empire activists joined at the intersection of Florida and Girard Streets, where a bank sits on each corner, to spread the message about the injustice of the home foreclosures that have been affecting our area more intensely than most.

Bail-Out, Economic Democracy and the Socialist Path (tags)

David Schweickart, political philosopher, discusses the financial crisis, what it exposes about capitalism, how it can set the stage for economic democracy, and open the socialist path.

“The world could be radically different and it’s time we start talking about real change” (tags)

Sunday, August 24, at the Cleo Parker Robinson Theater in Denver, 300 people gathered to hear speeches by prominent representatives of the movements against the war, repression, and torture of the Bush regime. The following is an edited transcript of a talk given by Sunsara Taylor at this Evening of Conscience.

Dems, Media Elite Overreacted to Gov. Sarah Palin (tags)

When John McCain picked Gov. Sarah Palin to be his VP running mate, most Americans yawned: “Sarah, Who?” Not the Democrats and the Media Elite. They tossed a first-class hissy fit. One of the worse offenders was the site, “HuffPost.” It even created a special page posting a lot ot negative rumors about the “working mom.” Meanwhile, GOP speakers, like the pro-Iraq War, pro-waterboarding Sen. Joe Lieberman, got off the hook with little criticism.

San Diego's Compass Theatre Presents "Q Plays" (tags)

On Sunday, September 7, Compass Theatre (formerly 6th @ Penn) at 3704 Sixth Avenue in Hillcrest is formally launching its new season of “off-night” productions — performed Sunday evening through Wednesday instead of the “on-nights” of Thursday through Sunday afternoon — called Q Plays. These are five widely varied scripts that have one thing in common: all revolve around Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and/or Transgender characters. Hairdresser on Fire runs from September 7 through October 8. Performances are 7 p.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. To order tickets, or for more information, call (619) 688-9210 or visit www.compasstheatre.com

EPCC: Tyrone Freeman Have To Answer for his Actions (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 SEIU 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 6434 ,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.

THE FARCE OF JULY AT SELF-HELP GRAPHICS (tags)

The 2008 Farce of July celebration at Self Help Graphics was a great event in spite of various set-backs. First of all, the event was forced to move at the last minute from its originally scheduled location at 1221 Hope St., when the owner of the venue informed the organizers that he had received word that there would be a police raid.

San Diego Bisexuals Host Sexuality Conference (tags)

The Bisexual Forum of San Diego hosted a conference on sexuality May 27 centered around whether, as society has grown more accepting of alternative sexualities, young Queer people today are less obsessed with coming out and being "visible" as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender than their predecessors. The conference opened with a brief videotape filmed especially for it by author/activist Gore Vidal.

Eric Bidwell: "Revolutionary" Mayor for the Rest of Us (tags)

Zenger's Newsmagazine is proud to endorse 25-year-old "revolutionary" candidate Eric Bidwell for Mayor of San Diego.

Tent City residents being evicted Tomorrow, March 24, ACLU to try to intervene (tags)

The majority of Tent City or "Bushville" residents are being evicted tomorrow based on ties to Ontario. Please come out and make sure no police brutality ensues.

"Father of Gay Leather" Makes Rare Public Appearance (tags)

Larry Townsend, author of "The Leatherman's Handbook" and many other pioneering works about Gay Leather sexuality, made a rare public appearance March 13 in San Diego to honor outgoing Mr. San Diego Leather, Lee Butler. He talked about the ways the Leather community has evolved in his nearly five decades in it, and particularly the responsibility of older Leathermen to steer young people away from drugs and STD's.

Report Back/Photos: Green Resolutions Ride (part 1) (tags)

Now that I've gone riding with a group and have learned something about integrating with autos, I feel much more confident about making longer trips on my own.

Don't Rerun That '70s Economic Show (tags)

The difference is that the problems look a lot worse this time. A serious fiscal stimulus plan-one that emphasizes public investment and aid to Americans in economic distress-could do a lot to ease the country's economic pain. Mending our own pockets is vital.

Want to "Sock It To" Bush and OPEC? (tags)

Fight those greedy,manipulating bastards back with "Stop Your Engines Day!"

Want to "Sock It To" Bush and OPEC? (tags)

Fight those greedy,manipulating bastards back with "Stop Your Engines Day!"

ATTACK OF THE ARCHIE BUNKER CLONES! (activism at the 2008 Rose Parade) (tags)

“. . . Some of us were rather positive in our final analyses, while I tilted toward the negative. . . .”

Daniel Watman: Activist Bridges Cultural, Sexual Borders (tags)

Bisexual activist DANIEL WATMAN doesn’t believe in walls — whether they’re the artificial “borders” between countries or the psychological borders between straight and Gay people. His involvements in the Border Meetup Group and the Bisexual Forum are bringing people together in new and unusual ways.

The Chinese century: global competition, finance, politics, jobs, outsourcing, tech, law (tags)

Watch out on the next greatest empire! Why is China's economy and trade booming? What is really inside Chinese society, banking, management, outsourcing, education, politics, and daily life? How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Talk to provocative thinker George Zhibin Gu.

Venezuela: Interview with an indigenous activist (tags)

* As part of the 2.300 delegates in the second Zapatista and indigenous community’s international reunion, which took place last July in Mexico, members of the wayuu community delivered a truly important message: Venezuelan indigenous community’s situation is very different than the declared by the government people in Caracas. El Libertario talked about the experience with Jorge Montiel, member of the Maikiralasa’lii.

Hidden Oasis Threatened by Development (tags)

A wildlife corridor in Echo Park is threatened by development. On Wednesday, November 14th, there will be a public hearing at City Hall concerning the developer's request for “a Small Lot Subdivision - from 3 into 16 lots and a zone change from R1 to RD6 rezoning.” It will take place in room 1020 at 10:30am. The issue will also be addressed at the Greater Echo Park Neighborhood Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 13th, 7pm at Logan Street School (1711 West Montana).

Is Congressman Dreier Going The Way of Larry Craig (tags)

One of the worst Republican congressmen who supports the most anti-gay legislation is himself a homosexual. He also is one of the most corrupt. A progressive is planning to defeat him.

Go ahead writers, strike! I DARE ya! (tags)

Stop Your Engines! (and leave em at home!) (tags)

Also if gasoline prices are lower,then this will have an effect on lowering prices across the board on a lot of consumer goods and services because the transportation costs re gasoline,are lower as a result.

High Turnout for "Red Hill" Screening (tags)

"Echo Park became known as Red Hill (as well as Red Gulch, Mt. Moscow, and Lenin’s Hill) in the 1940s because of the large concentration of activists, including communists."

Why is Pelosi let out of the house? (tags)

Her husband should answer.

hillary clinton will Never leave iraq because (tags)

It’s a magic trick.

Cruelty in motion (tags)

Would you do business with someone like that?

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.

I'd pick Rosie over Trump anyday!!! (tags)

I don't think Mr.Trump,who got his cushy start from his very wealthy father,ever helped or did anything unselfishly for anyone but himself,

Teen fights police effort to remove bullet from head (tags)

This is kind of scary. A Texas court issued a search warrent to force doctors to perform an opperation on a man to remove a bullet from his head that the cops want to use as evidence.

New Children's Book Teaches Intolerance & Xenophobia (tags)

Reported by Marie Therese - November 29, 2006

"Vilest of Monsters" tagged to O.J.Simpson - but suprisingly not to Dubya Bush! (tags)

"if you steal (murder) a little they throw you in prison - but if you steal (murder) a lot they hail you as King!"

The Evolution of Morality (tags)

Scientists who study human evolution have discovered the evolutionary origins of morality. The concept of morality exists in every culture on Earth, but the morals themselves are different, which causes a lot of conflict in the world. Now that the Democrats own Congress, I’m sure that conflict is about to get very interesting…

The Evolution of Violence (tags)

The field of evolutionary psychology offers no end of insights into the origins of social problems, and also into why they’re so hard to solve. The War on Terror and the invasion of Oaxaca are just two more repetitions of the same pattern of aggression and violence that has repeated itself throughout history all over the world.

9/11 Press for Truth - Free screenings nationally (tags)

The film is getting fantastic reviews!

TROUBLE IN "YUKON TERRITORY: TRANSGENDERS MAY BE HARRASSED AT THE RESTAURANT PARKING (tags)

West Hollywood Sheriff's have started asking for ID from customers at West Hollywood coffee shop frequented by transgenders.

Daniel Ellsberg Says Government May Have Carried Out 9/11 (tags)

Kevin Smith & Alex Jones

Asheville Global Report interviews Sherman Austin (tags)

sherman austin served one year in federal prison after he was charged with "distribution" of explosives information. The website that he founded, Raisethefist.com, didn't contain any information on explosives — a link from his site to another website contained the information, the distribution of which austin was prosecuted for. Since his release in September 2004, he has been serving three years probation.

Israel is a failed terrorist state (tags)

And always was.

Visiting the SCF: Report Back (tags)

Impressions from my second visit to the farm (I'm from Sonoma County)

Decomposition. (tags)

On a fact happened in a Brazilian province.

In defense of familia (tags)

Other Mexican-Americans tell me the same thing. A lot of them use the same word: defend. They want to defend immigrants.

Mobilization at the SC Farm (tags)

activists throughout LA are being contacted about mobilizing at the South Central Farm

Can I buy my son a gas mask? (tags)

US troops have no protection from America’s poisonous uranium gas in Iraq by Bob Nichols Project Censored Award Winner

Need to CounterProtest this event TOMMORROW (tags)

PRO AMERICAN RALLY ON MAY 6TH

FROM E.LA TO OLVERA STREET NO BUSINESS AS USUAL (tags)

From East Los Angeles to Historic Olvera Street and Chinatown Stores Shut Their Doors to commerce.

a black anarchist's take on the march/walk-outs (part 1) (tags)

initial report from experiencing the march.

On the Set of Walkout (a new film debuting on cable TV) (tags)

"In those times, people were energized, and they were more intellectual. People were processors of information, whereas today you don't see a lot of that." -- David Sanchez, former leader, The Brown Berets

financial newshour: China's changing global role (tags)

China's development vs world

ballyhoo in sanberdoo (tags)

why would the police gas thousands ofinoccent people

Bush Pot Calls Hamas Kettle Black (tags)

What’s wrong with this picture? Here’s our president, who began an unprovoked war of aggression that has killed as many as 250,000 civilians, telling Hamas to renounce violence.

how much is enough? how much is enough (tags)

read and learn

Photos, quick report on protest/march against Costa Mesa police (tags)

Members of A.N.S.W.E.R., Colectivo Tonantzin, S.E.I.U., Anarchists, and more protested and marched in Costa Mesa.

Iraq took away our innocence!- Spc. Douglas Barber OIF Vet with PTSD (tags)

Interview with Spc. Douglas Barber- OIF Vet suffering from PTSD

Enmity=Money X Change2 (tags)

I always liked the way Einstein said it: “In my opinion, only two things are infinite. The universe and human stupidity, but I’m not sure about the first.”

How the support of other unions will help the CPMC strikers win. (tags)

Solidarity between Bay Area unions is beating Sutter Hospitals.

Bush calls domestic problems "background noise" (tags)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, hit by a series of domestic woes that have eroded his popularity, said on Thursday he was focused on his job and not on what he called "some background noise."

TUES. 8/30: Protest Against Schwarzenegger Fundraiser at Anaheim Angels Ballpark (tags)

Registered Nurses from the California Nurses Association (CNA) will sponsor "Nurses & Family Night at the Ballpark" opposite an Arnold Schwarzenegger fundraiser to be held during the Los Angeles Angels-Oakland A's game in Anaheim this Tuesday, August 30. Nurses will be on hand to protest Schwarzenegger's record-setting corporate fundraising and his $80 million special election which contains a variety of propositions that benefit his corporate donor to the detriment of nurses and other Californians.

To Picket Fences in L.A. (tags)

Too many years have passed and too many fences have been built for Los Angeles to attempt a perilous, impractical and costly u-turn back to the “Leave it to Beaver” days when neighborhoods had unobstructed front lawns.

Kosovo Fallout - (Another Clinton Turkey Comes Home to Roost) (tags)

No Summary

NAVY RECRUITERS TALK TO YOUNG CHILDREN AT LOCAL LIBRARY (tags)

"'How could I join the U.S. Navy,' asked the young Latino man who appeared to be 18 to 22 years of age. 'I can give you a business card,' replied Rojas. 'Give us a call Monday, and we can just go from there.'"

KPFK 90.7FM TOWN HALL (tags)

OPEN FORUM FOR LISTENERS TO VOICE IDEAS AND QUESTIONS

Alhambra, SOS Takes a Lot of Heat (tags)

Alhambra, June 18, the Save Our State supporters (SOS), this morning, got into a very close encounter with pro-immigrant activists.

Screwing Future Retirees...Again (tags)

Having failed to kill off Social Security with private accounts, conservatives in Congress are now trying to render it useless by raising the retirement age further—this time to 69. That may be okay for a Wall Street lawyer who runs half-marathons and spends two hours in the gym, but for the average American worker bee, employers have by that point pretty much ruined her or his health and body. Some “reform.” ----------------

Garden Grove: From Where I Stood (tags)

A report on Garden Grove, from the street.

KNOW THY ADVERSARY, BALDWIN PARK DEMO (tags)

Warning, the linked pages contain a lot of racism.

First "Lady" Reveals: GWB in Masturbation of Horse (tags)

03 May 2005 Laura Bush showed the other side of the Sourthern Belle Saturday night (live) when she protrayed your Dear Leader, Pres. George W. Bush, as masturbating a male horse. Doesn't say much about Laura's charms. What other kinds of animal husbandry do they practice down there on the farm? http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/03/opinion/03tierney.html?ex=1272772800&en=4477f6678fc81db6&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

RED HUNTER INTERVIEW: A LIFE ON THE AMERICAN HIGHWAY (tags)

Wandering troubador Red Hunter begins Spring 2005 tour on Whiskey and Apples Records.

The Web: Social Security numbers online? (tags)

A story about criminals stealing social security numbers online.

Intellectual Ferment in the Party (tags)

QUESTION : I was just wondering if you could speak a little bit to how--while not throwing out democratic centralism or something like that--how do you have the party in the mix of all of these ideas? You went to China and you talked to these people around how China was opening up to the West and saying Marcos was a great leader and this, that and the other, and you were asking these people in the Chinese party and they didn't have the answers. And part of it is: did those people not have the answers, or did they have some questions on it, but they were more debating it internally and they couldn't talk to you about it? How can you have the mix of people being able to be in the midst of all the questions that are going on, intellectually--political questions, but also in the ideological realm--without breaking democratic centralism? How do you have people in the mix of that, being able to engage it and even in some ways go off in the wrong direction in order to eventually get to the right direction, but then not have that cause a splintering effect. You know?

Trouble in the Ranks (tags)

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Private Jeremiah Adler wrote home on his sixth day in Army boot camp:

"’I am so fucked up right now... I feel that if I stay here much longer I am not going to be the same person anymore. I have to GO. Please help... Every minute you sit at home I am stuck in a shithole, stripped of self-respect, pride, will, hope, love, faith, worth, everything. Everything I have ever held dear has been taken away. This fucks with your head... This makes you believe you ARE worthless shit. Please help. By the time you get this, things will be worse.’"

Shortly after writing this, his unit was scheduled to ship out, and Jeremiah went AWOL (absent without leave).

BikeSummer Punk Show Thursday (tags)

BikeSummer is in LA this year. We've got a lot to prove to those 'bike' cities.

hollywood.com: drudgery and/or artisanhood (tags)

the question was raised re: writer's block.

Why I'm A Freegan Woman! (tags)

Why I'm A Freegan Woman! and how you could be a Freegan also

Book Release (tags)

BOOK RELEASE

Actual Astrology for January 26 -31, 2005 (tags)

These predictions, based on Actual Astrology, are rather like a weather report. No matter what your sun sign, these are the astrological conditions of the days ahead.

The World Can Force the U.S. Out of Iraq! (tags)

LONDON - Britain will send another 400 troops to Iraq ahead of elections there, Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon said Monday. and: A U.S. Soldier Speaks of the Atrocities He Witnessed Scott Fleming 10 Jan 2005 22:08 GMT People in my unit used to break bottles over Iraqi civilians' heads.

TG shot 12/27/04, LAPD mourns criminal (tags)

In a LA Times report of of a Marine's murder of a Transgender woman in Hollywood, an LAPD assistant chief is quoted as showing sympathy for the murderer, none for the victim.

Interviewing the Youth Anti-War Movement (tags)

Earlier this month M. Junaid Alam of Left Hook asked four of CAN's elected representatives about the political imperatives and realities the movement faces, including internal debates, the effect of linking up with anti-war veterans, the extent of right-wing harassment, and mobilizations planned in the near future.

Riverside Criminalization of Homelessness Event (tags)

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

Anti-war Protest in Hollywood (tags)

Hollywood's citizens protest gets ugly marred by police brutality!

Anti-Occupation Protest in Hollywood - Part 2 of 2 (tags)

About 1,500 people met at Hollywood and Highland and marched to the recruiting station at Sunset and LaBrea to protest the occupation of Iraq and the stolen election.

Anti-Occupation Protest in Hollywood - Part 1 of 2 (tags)

About 1,500 people met at Hollywood and Highland and marched to the recruiting station at Sunset and LaBrea to protest the occupation of Iraq and the stolen election.

Hollywood Anti Wars Protest (tags)

Saturday, November 6th, 2004, in Hollywood, California, more than 1,500 people protested the war in Iraq, Palestine, and Haiti. After the march hundreds filled up the parking lot of the Armed Forces Career Center at Sunset and La Brea. Twenty minutes later, about 50 cops showed up in riot gears and cleared up the parking lot. Reportedly four arrests were made by the LAPD. Below find 9 images and one video of 2 minutes and 20 seconds in length.

Voter Apathy...or Voter Disgust? (tags)

are you a) apathetic or b) disgusted about your voting choices this time ;round? you know...people who want to be president are applying for a job. that's all.

post 9/11a subjective review of the state of the global world 2005 (tags)

post 9/11a subjective review of the state of the global world 2005

September 11 victims - The Unaccounted victims of 9/11 (tags)

Amongst the September 11 victims, a lot are ignored to any commemoration

This Is What Democracy Looks Like (tags)

American democracy is up off the canvas. Come November 2, it will knock the power punch-drunk Crawford Chump so far out of the ring, he won’t know what hit him. Copyright © 2004 Mark Drolette. All rights reserved. Commercial use prohibited.

Alhambra Vigil Grows (tags)

The Alhambra Vigil asked for help from the community, and got it. The street vigil, which normally numbers 25 to 35, grew large, probably to around 100 people, and got more raucous than ever before.

Troquero June 7 ? (tags)

Questionable, possible disappointment

"A Shadow on the Land" (tags)

LOS ANGELES, May 24, 2004 (www.columnleft.com) -- They've brought America to its knees. They're a ruthless band of fundamentalist religious fanatics that respect no international laws and seem destined to cause only death, misery, and destruction.

The Pentagon is co-opting Northern Africa (tags)

The Pentagon's new "Africa Engagement" means it will not let ungoverned areas fester as terrorist havens -- and North Africa is on the receiving end of our military aid and our political will.

Demonstrators are the public, and the public thanks us! (tags)

What do people think of us?

Alert: Report From the California Biodiesel Consumers' Conference (tags)

Is it possible to have a community-created, low emissions, automotive fuel source? The California Biodiesel Conusemers' Conference is working toward that goal.

Foolish of IMC to Water Down its radicalness (tags)

Allegations are arising that the IMC momentum is already slowing down due to too much administrative handiwork. An anarchist discussion points out possible reasons and solutions. Points to consider: the meta of control desires, pros/cons of restrictive protection vs enriching protection

civil disobedience is civil defense (tags)

Civil Disobedience Training at UCLA

Los Angeles Critical Mass Rides Through Vons (tags)

While the corporations refuse to back down, autonomous actions by small groups are becoming more and more necessary.

"Liberal" Is A Dirty Word For Comedian George Carlin (tags)

No other comedian consistently tweaks as many nerves, churns as many stomachs and terrorizes as many conservatives as George Carlin. The man is a menace.

The man who helped us become a democracy (tags)

If it's not skin bigotry, it's sex bigotry, and if it's not sex bigotry, it's national bigotry. A lot of people just aren't going to give up their prejudices, no matter how many lives are lost.

Finding Colours of Resistance (tags)

What lessons have we learned since the anti-WTO actions in Seattle? Can those lessons be applied to anti-war organizing? Can local struggles challenge global capitalism? How do we build movement for global justice that is anti-racist, multiracial and feminist? Pauline Hwang and Helen Luu have not only been asking these hard questions, they have worked to open up movement wide discussions about these issues in Canada and the United States. Pauline and Helen's activist work, writing and ability to connect people through the Colours of Resistance network have all helped to keep the hard issues on the table. And, as they argue, these are issues we must face if we're serious about collective liberation.

A mother’s peace mission (tags)

Anabelle Valencia has a daughter stationed in Iraq. She left Tucson on Dec. 1 with two wishes. She wanted to look for her daughter and bring a message of peace to the children of Iraq.

"The truth will get you in whole lot of trouble here." (tags)

Friends of truth and the recognition it brings, Well all is backslapping and smiles as the Saddam monster (of US creation) is corralled. Looks like he’s been hit with a good course of benzodiazphines already, lest he begin to jabber about his old friends in the CIA and White House betraying him.

Rush's drug use has Palm Beach in tizzy (tags)

One waitress said of Rush; "I wouldn't say much to him if he came in now," she said. "But I'd serve him... Then I'd go out there and ask him about what he said about finding the ones doing drugs and locking them up forever."

Rush Limbaugh, a Terrorist? (tags)

The man gave thousands to drug dealers is under investigation.

Another reportback from Von's. (tags)

Another reportback from Von's.

Reportback: Grocery Lockout (tags)

This is a reportback on some of my experiences working with grocery picketers through LASSO (Los Angeles Strikers Solidarity Organization).

Imperialism Starts at Home (tags)

Rich frat boys like George Bush often don't do military service because they have more options. The lack of options is a real thing that can't be erased with a lot of abstracted, two-dimensional, libertarian, we-are-all-free-agents nonsense.

Cheers for returning troops? (tags)

The below story is horrible! How could any American help speed the war machine? We need to stay a peaceful country and supporting the troops is the wrong way to do it. I urge all that see troops returning home for this so-called-war to let the troops know what you think a simple "boo" or "how could you kill" would do. If the media, troops and administration see that American’s are not happy with what they have turned our peaceful National Guard reserve force into killers for oil they will see more disfavor. Every troop return needs to meet with protest to the war. These national guard troops are supposed to be here to protect the physical united states soil and for state natural emergencies like fire and flood not to go to kill others on foreign soil for his oil.

Ignore list (tags)

I am a centrist

More Radical, Less Extreme: From Weatherman to the ELF (tags)

Violence is not the issue. I don’t think it ever was. Not back in the day when the Weather Underground blew up toilets in the Capitol Building and not today as the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) flips out over SUVs and condominiums. Revolution isn’t a leather-jacket tactic radicals adopt – it is a transformation of the whole society made by millions. It can be violent, but it’s not about violence. And it’s definitely not, as the old saying goes, a dinner party.

Libertarians prepare to haul ass for a guv'ment-free clime (tags)

"(Libertarians) don't have the competence needed to run a political organization. The party attracts people who are anarchists at heart. They cannot follow orders or work as a team."

Going to miss WTO Cancun? Here's an alternative event (tags)

Annual Freeper rally/gathering in Fresno Sept.12th & 13th

Toni Smith: Defiance on the Court (tags)

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An Interview with Ernesto Aguilar of the Anarchist People of Color (APOC) (tags)

"....Who were the founders of the APOC? When was it started?"

Civilian Dead in Iraq now past 6,000 (tags)

Feeling proud, America? Enjoying being an occupying power? Hey George... where ARE those weapons of mass destruction?! (Photo - A demonstrator holds a poster of a dead Iraqi child, outside the U.S. embassy in Pretoria, during a protest against Rresident George W. Bush's visit to Africa, July 9, 2003 - REUTERS/Juda Ngwenya)

An American Student: what I believe... (tags)

I believe that Americans are taxed to death, and I don't work an 8-hour job every day, just so the government can hand out my money to crack addicts and freeloaders who will use it to get their fix or squirt out another poverty-raised kid.

A Recovering American (tags)

And I guess that's why I'm here. There are a lot of people that want to kill me. Most of the time, I don't think about it. Between work and my girlfriend, rooting for my sports teams…I barely have time to take notice of what's going on in the world. But every now and then…like when 9/11 happened…I had to stop and think, "Why would anyone do this to me and my country?" The answers that I came up with made me uncomfortable inside.

Rummy's 4th of July--or ours? (tags)

Taking back the 4th of July from Bush and his warmongers.

Drip, Drip, Drip (tags)

Stephen Moore, president of the Club for Growth, triumphantly predicts the result of the Bush tax cuts; "local towns or cities are going to say: 'Hell, no! You're not going to raise my taxes. Get rid of the welfare programs!' ''

Persian Gulf of Tonkin (tags)

"Mr. Bush was having trouble selling the War, so Mr. Powell showed our 'non-proof' to the United Nations in a much-hyped made-for-TV Adlai Stevenson 'Cuban Missile Crisis' moment, but the pansy cowards REJECTED US! "

(5) Photos of Hollywood March (tags)

Even though the war is over, a lot of people showed up today in Hollywood to protest U.S. imperialism in Iraq and around the world. At 12:40 p.m. we started to march on Hollywood blvd from Vine to La Brea. At the end of the march, Around 2 p.m. the crownd gather around the stage to listen to a number of different speakers from various organizations.

(4) Photos of Holywood March (tags)

Even though the war is over, a lot of people showed up today in Holywood to protest U.S. imperialism in Iraq and around the world. At 12:40 p.m. we started to march on Holywood blvd from Vine to La Brea. At the end of the march, Around 2 p.m. the crownd gather around the stage to listen to a number of different speakers from various organizations.

(3) Photos of Holywood March (tags)

Even though the war is over, a lot of people showed up today in Holywood to protest U.S. imperialism in Iraq and around the world. At 12:40 p.m. we started to march on Holywood blvd from Vine to La Brea. At the end of the march, Around 2 p.m. the crownd gather around the stage to listen to a number of different speakers from various organizations.

(1) Photos of Holywood March (tags)

Even though the war is over, a lot of people showed up today in Holywood to protest U.S. imperialism in Iraq and around the world. At 12:40 p.m. we started to march on Holywood blvd from Vine to La Brea. At the end of the march, Around 2 p.m. the crownd gather around the stage to listen to a number of different speakers from various organizations.

(2) Photos of Holywood March (tags)

Even though the war is over, a lot of people showed up today in Holywood to protest U.S. imperialism in Iraq and around the world. At 12:40 p.m. we started to march on Holywood blvd from Vine to La Brea. At the end of the march, Around 2 p.m. the crownd gather around the stage to listen to a number of different speakers from various organizations.

US-Troops ready for massacre in Baghdad (tags)

A U.S. Marine commander said on Saturday American troops would use overwhelming force to crush any resistance if ordered to storm Baghdad and that the battle would cost many civilian lives

uuhhhh..... like, are we real? (tags)

- - just to be accurate, people - we should really start calling it the "postpeace movement" now - -

Peace protester's recruitment tactics (tags)

Endless arguments between pro and anti war folks are not helping. Read Street Warrior's Tactics 101

LAPD trashes the First Amendment for the Oscar Awards Ceremony (tags)

At various times, Sunset and Highland became a warzone as dozens of LAPD officers pushed and shoved anti-war protestors away from the intersection, and, in one instance, entered the McDonald's parking lot with their batons drawn.

SF street protests (tags)

Cleaning up after the children

RW: Gulf War Vets: Resisting And Telling The Truth (tags)

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The Dream In Flames (tags)

Dictator Bush and his wimpy quisling suckups at the New York Times, CNN, and Fox have proved that Adolf Hitler's strategy was right - if you tell a lie enough times it soon becomes the truth in the public mind.

COME CELEBRATE PERSIAN NEW YEAR THIS MONDAY (tags)

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WWW.CHICAGOTORTURE.NET New site check it out (tags)

Basic site up.. lot's of updates coming.. check back alot

OC WEEKLY ARTICLE ON POLICE MISCOUNDUCT @ ABCF BENEFIT SHOW IN ANAHEIM (tags)

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Get Up, Stand Up! (tags)

To take the side of the empire is to give into our fear, to cast our lot with the past. To resist the empire is to grab onto hope, to cast our lot with the future. It is literally a choice of empire and death or resistance and life.. R.Jenson is a journalism prof in Austin,Tex

OC WEEKLY article on Anaheim Police response at Unitarian Church of OC on 1/25/03 (tags)

"Maybe [Anaheim Police] will hesitate next time they try to raid a political show."

Rookie's view from Los Angeles (tags)

A rookie's-eye-view of the Jan 11 Los Angeles protest. It's all about coming together.

Random Government vs. Random Gunfire (tags)

Laws on the books against random gunfire are a good idea, but only if enforced...

sick of the war (tags)

just say you turned on your TV, saw all the death, and felt incredibly sick

Help in Glendale needed (tags)

Residents in Glendale need you help

Anti War Conference -OCT 25-27 (tags)

Tired of marches ? Want to revise your tactics? Come get encouraged and educated at the same time!

Reports From Palestine (tags)

Garrick Ruiz, a Los Angeles activist and food justice organizer, has been sending reports from Palestine. These are the first few, which have been sent to several listservs in LA.

Long Beach PIGS shut down Anarchist Benefit Show @ LB Infoshoppe (tags)

Long Beach Police continue their bullshit ..

Startled marines find Afghan men all made up to see them (tags)

"We were pretty shocked," Marine Fletcher said. "We discovered from the Afghan soldiers we had with us that a lot of men in this country have the same philosophy as ancient Greeks: ‘a woman for babies, a man for pleasure’."

Auntie Racist on Hogs and Tactics (tags)

On McVeigh, Bin Laden and the plump end of a hog.

Carmichael Bank: There Was A Trial Already (tags)

when does it end...

Leave Green Anarchist Political Prisinor Rob (Ruckus) Xmas Notes/letters HERE!!! (tags)

read on

Xmas Song: “He’s beginning to look a lot like Hitler” (tags)

A Bush parody song for the season. (Sung to the tune of “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”)

Westwood sunday protest 5 pm oct 7 (tags)

violence leads to violence leads to violence

ESCALATING POLICE INTERFERENCE WITH FIRST AMENDMENT (tags)

Allegations of police scanning cars parked in the UCLA parking lot have surfaced Monday on the web.

If You're in the 4th CD, Vote For Denise (tags)

Los Angeles' city council has traditionally been home to the lowest kind of cash-register politics, where servile sycophants protect the interests of fat-cat land developers. Here's a rare opportunity to buck that trend.

Work, Policy of Major Civil Rights Leaders Ignored in Struggle (tags)

Many of the new groups have cathchy names, a cellular telephone and maybe postcards of a mural that covers one wall. Regretably for the well-being of many they have ignored on purpose or out of slick pressures the teachings and history of an American Human Rights struggle: namely the battles for civil rights that were led by common people.

Two Arrested at San Diego Biodevastation Teach-in (tags)

Two young men were arrested in a parking lot near the BioDevastation Teach-In at the Starlight Bowl in Balboa Park. Police Office Boyd Long said that the two had written SMASH THE ______.

A Letter to KPFK (tags)

I could only take so much crap. May you give them more of the same, until they understand.

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.

POLICE HARRASS ARTISTS/ACTIVISTS ART MEMORIAL!! (tags)

At approximately 9:30 AM today, Global Exchange(An anti-globalization/social justice activist group organizing during the week of the DNC) was intimidated by an overwhelming number of police that descended on a handful of activists setting up an art installation.

Conspiricism Run Amuck! (tags)

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.

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