fix articles 29404, antonio villaraigosa
Longshore Workers, Truckers: Shut the Ports, Coast to Coast! (tags)
Following the nationally-coordinated police evictions last month of Occupy Wall Street and encampments across the country, on December 12 the Occupiers struck back. Ports up and down the West Coast were blockaded, from Seattle to San Diego. Despite a barrage of hostile propaganda in the media, opposition from union bureaucrats and heavy police repression in some places, overall the blockade was successful -- this time. The blockade was called in solidarity with longshore workers fighting a union-busting assault in Longview, Washington and port truckers seeking union recognition in the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach. This support should have been greeted. But now the class war on the West Coast docks is coming to a head, and it can't be waged from the outside. Bay Area labor has called for a caravan to Longview. The goal should be a real occupation of the terminal by the workers to prevent the loading of the scab cargo. Longshore militants have called on the longshore unions to shut down every port on the West Coast, and the East and Gulf Coasts, to smash EGT's union-busting. Can it be done? Yes, but only though sharp struggle against the pro-capitalist labor bureaucracy.
My Occupy LA Arrest (tags)
My name is Patrick Meighan. I’m a husband, a father, a writer on the Fox animated sitcom “Family Guy” & a member of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica. I was arrested at about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning with 291 other people at Occupy LA.
Mayor Villaraigosa accepts bribes for jobs (tags)
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed Ed Boks as the Director of Animal Services even though Boks had been fired from his two previous jobs for poor performance. After many, many mistakes and costly lawsuits the Mayor continued to stand by his appointment. Ultimately City Council made a motion of "no confidence" in Ed Boks' leadership in 2009 and demanded that he be fired. Finally Boks was forced to resign. Why did the Mayor appoint Ed Boks, a man with no college education and a bad track record? It seems a local billionaire offered Villaraigosa $10,000,000 if he would hire Boks, and the Mayor accepted.
Barack Obama and the Mass Transit Revolution (tags)
An analysis of how a Barack Obama presidency might affect the American society's greenhouse gas and petroleum reduction goals and the struggle to create a first rate mass transit system in Los Angeles and California. Written for both Los Angelenos and a global audience.
LA Mayor's Deputy Visited by Animal Liberation Front (tags)
Family of LA Mayor's Deputy Visited by Animal Liberation Front Jimmy Blackman Urged by Underground Group to Implement No Kill Policies
Obama Mania (tags)
A reality check.
Parks Attacks Community Organizer (tags)
Dirty Bernie Parks is abusing his power to attack a political enemy. It's a low blow, but, not unexpected.
SHELTER PROTEST (tags)
Los Angeles Animal Services Protest Wrap Up
Time to Question the ICE Raids (tags)
Mayor Villaraigosa acts as if immigration raids on workplaces can be used to enforce wage and hour laws. They can't. If anything, they make it harder for workers to fight for their rights.
LA Mayor's Chief Of Staff Visited by Animal Liberation Front (tags)
LA Mayor's Chief Of Staff Visited by Animal Liberation Front; Robin Kramer Urged by Underground Group to Implement No Kill Policies at 6 Los Angeles Animal Shelters
The Battle for Mass Transit in Los Angeles (tags)
Scenes and public commentary from the MTA's public hearing on the recent fare hike, as well as general commentary on the event and a discussion as to what prevents Los Angeles from creating the mass transit system it direly needs.
The Disturbing Case of Antonio Villaraigosa (tags)
A contrast between the MTA's fare proposals, the declared goals of our society, and Antonio Villaraigosa's public statements regarding transportation issues.
Antonio Villaraigosa and Fabian Núñez at Back to the Park on Thursday??? (tags)
Read Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Speaker Fabian Núñez and radio host El Piolin are billed as participants in a Thursday procession and candlelight vigil for immigration reform at MacArthur Park. If this true..count me out!
Reassigned LAPD Cmdr. Gray Gave Orders to Shoot Protesters in 2000 (tags)
Commander Gray, who was reassigned from Central Division, was the individual who gave the order to shoot people with less lethal weapons in October 22, 2000. And, you know, the city wound up paying a little over a million dollars for all the cases that resulted from that.
Cop Watch LA Statement on May Day, 2007 (tags)
Collective statement from Cop Watch Los Angeles. Check out copwatchla.org for info regarding a press conference at the Youth Justice Coalition office on Monday, May 7th.
Sleepless on Skid Row (tags)
Guilty of Being Homeless in America!?
Homeless Activists Denounce Delgadillo at Press Confrence; expose LAPD’s "Broken Wind (tags)
Homeless Activists in LA dive bomb City Attorney's Press Conference exposing LAPD "Broken Windows" mass arrests. Group demands meeting with Mayor Villariagosa. (video, 3 minutes)
From Iraq to Palestine: Occupation Is a Crime (tags)
Protestors marched in the third largest Jewish city in the world to stop the U.S. and Israeli war machine.
50 Things I've Learned About Israeli Propaganda, the U.S., and Zionism as White Supremacy (tags)
In response to the Zionist malarky posted earlier.
Was Destruction of South Central Farm a Crime? (tags)
California state law provides for prosecution for destroying "standing crops"
Seeds of Hope, Seeds of War: Race, Class and the Battle for the South Central Farm (Final) (tags)
The world is literally watching. Media worldwide have covered the case of the South Central Farm, the largest urban garden in the United States, the efforts of the city's elites to drive the farmers from the land, and the farmer's remarkable resistance. On June 13th, the County moved to evict, concentrating a massive police presence in the area to uproot the resistor's encampment on the land. The South Central Farm arose from the ashes of the 1992 Los Angeles rebellion, and stands as a symbol of hope to millions. Despite the eviction, the struggle continues, with a court hearing this week challenging the City's sale of the land to a private developer. When the Los Angeles City Council sold the 14 acre plot called the South Central Farm to developer Ralph Horowitz, they sold land they didn’t own.
Press Conference to Denounce LAPD Brutality (tags)
Say No to Police Brutality Against Immigrant Rights Protestors in Hollywood
ALERT: Minutemen scheduled for 4th of July Parade (tags)
The anti-immigrant Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, www.minutemanhq.com, have found their way to Pacific Palisades and will be marching in the 4th of July parade.
Cop Watch LA and the South Central Farm (Trainning and Report) (tags)
Cop Watch LA will be having a training today, Wed May 31st for the South Central Farm and supporters who are doing security for the farm.
Hoy Atenco, Manana SouthCentral FArm (tags)
!Se ha visto, se ha escuchado: La Otra del Otro Lado ha despegado!!!!!
video of protest of Vicente Fox visit with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (tags)
A small group of farmers from the SC Farm joined with others to protest Vicente Fox visit with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today:
Antonio Villaraigosa & Vicente Fox at Persing Square (tags)
Friday 5/26/06 2 PM
Two weeks ago they came for Atenco Now they come for the South Central Farm (tags)
We, members of the Autonomous Peoples Collective (APC) and the Eastside Café (ESC), as subscribers to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle and the "Other Campaign" denounce the imminent eviction of over 300 families who currently work the 14 acres of land considered the largest urban farm in the U.S., located in South Central Los Angeles, California.
Cop Watch Report on the South Central Farm (tags)
Reports from the Vigil at Antonio Villaraigosa's house on Tuesday May 16th, 2006 and the benefit concert at the South Central Farm on Friday May 19th 2006. Police intimidate the community and Prepare to Attack.
La Gran Walkout, to City Hall (tags)
Students poured out of school today. Most of them slowed traffic on the 101. The ones I met went back to City Hall.
Solidarity Action in Boston for the South Central Farmers (tags)
Coast to Coast Solidarity with the South Central Farmers.
Help save the South Central Farm (tags)
“The protection of the health and the safety of the people; the right of people to produce their means of subsistence" -- Lil' Joe
1ST AMENDMENT VIOLATIONS ON VENICE BOARDWALK (final updated & corrected version) (tags)
Complaints Filed with L. A. City Ethics Commission Venice activists Re: City Council's Free Speech Violations on Venice Boardwalk.
1,400 at D.C. meet say 'Take Back America' (tags)
WASHINGTON — Hundreds of protesters, chanting "Hands off my Social Security" and "Not wise to privatize," marched to the White House in the rain June 3.
Mass Rally vs. Arnold's Education Cuts (tags)
Thousands of teachers, school employees, and other citizens concerned about cuts to education held a mass rally in Pershing Square yesterday to demand that funding stolen from schools by Governor Schwarzenegger be restored immediately.
We Have a Winner! (tags)
Antonio Villaraigosa has won the election, but can he fix all of our problems? Villaraigosa is indeed progressive, and is also a step in the correct direction.
No surprise, Netkin is the guy who was arrested for driving into crowd (tags)
Valley dingbat Hal Netkin ran a phone bank during the mayoral election that called voters with automated anti-Villaraigosa messages. He's obsessed with immigrants and the mayor-elect, and on his website calls Villaraigosa "the MECHista mayor who virtually takes his orders from Mexico City." So, no surprise, Netkin is the guy who was arrested last night in Orange County for driving his van into a crowd of Latinos protesting an appearance by the head of the Minuteman Project.
Hal Netkin identified as driver of Minivan that struck persons at Minuteman protest (tags)
The Orange County Register is reporting that Hal Netkin of Van Nuys was the driver of a Minivan that struck three persons who were attending the protest against Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist's appearance at the California Coalition for Immigration Reform meeting in Garden Grove last night..
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.
LA on coverof NYTimes today, but nothing here? (tags)
I was surprised to see that LA was on the cover of the NYTimes today for the mayoral election (I haven't been following it, I'm up in the Bay Area) and that there isn't any mention of the results on here. I'm wondering what the alternative view is on this guy. NYT paints him as a "union organizer." If that's true, why no mention here of a potential 'good guy' in office? Plus, if nothing else, the first Hispanic mayor in over 100 years . . .
The Solution to the Gasoline Crisis and Other Problems (tags)
An article which discusses the current gasoline crisis and proposes a solution within the context of what is politically possible in California. Incorporates quotes and statistics provided by the California Energy Commission and the BP Statistical Review of World Energy.
Rally Supporting King Drew Trauma Center (tags)
About THREE THOUSAND people turned out today at noon for a mid-day rally led by Rep. Maxine Waters at King/Drew supporting the King/Drew Trauma Center. Also in attendance were local politicians and dozens of community leaders and activists.
Save L.A.'s Cultural Affairs Department! (tags)
Action Alert! The Arts as Collateral Damage DON'T LET THE BURGHERS OF LOS ANGELES GRIND THE ARTS INTO MAD-COW HAMBURGER. TAKE ACTION, NOW! Everyone receiving this Email has been positively impacted by The City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department (CAD). You've attended events funded by CAD; seen art works that would otherwise never have existed; perhaps received a grant to make or present art; benefited by services and art made by organizations funded by CAD; and maybe even fought a good fight with or against them. You have certainly benefited from their efforts.
Community Strike support in Northeast LA (tags)
Community Strike Support Network Update: Feb. 7 Rally at Eagle Rock Albertsons a Huge Success
Green Candidate - Peter Camejo Analyzes The Recall (tags)
10/14/03 - Camejo analyzes the recall; Debate Strategy, Vote Declines, Democrat Lies About the Polls, What Our Vote Reveals About Our Base, Democratic Party Front Organizations, Arianna Huffington, Understanding the Demos/Rupubs & more.
The White Man's Last Stand (tags)
An article on the California recall process by a Los Angeleno.
The Far Right and Anti-Mexican Racism (tags)
Sensing the impending end of their white privilege, Right-Wing ideologues have been using racist imagery created by the John Birch Society and others. Patrick J. Buchanan wrote that MECA is "a Chicano version of the white-supremacist Aryan Nation... and is unabashedly racist and anti-American"
Event In Westwood: Beyond War On Iraq / Scott Ritter and others / TODAY!! (tags)
Important gathering today. Here's the details
Beyond the Battlefield: The Real Cost of War (tags)
Former Iraq U.N. Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter Will Update Los Angeles Audience on Dec. 7, 2002 -One Day Prior to Release of Weapons Report
Scott Ritter to Speak in L.A. Prior to Release of U.N. Iraq Weapons Inspection Report (tags)
Just one day before the release of the U.N. Weapons Inspection Report from Iraq, Scott Ritter, former Chief U.N. Weapons Inspector, will address an L.A. audience at a conference titled "Beyond the Battlefield: The Real Costs of War" on December 7, 2002 at 10:30 am.