fix articles 3141, los angeles times
Noam Chomsky Without Regrets (tags)
We learn more about human beings and their nature from 19th-century novels than we do from academic psychology. It’s a way we not only enrich our lives, but enrich our understanding and conception of what it is to live a good life. Literature, arts, music or painting are some of the most profound ways of understanding.
Fruitarian Diet: Most Nonviolent, Healthiest, Highest Food Yielding, Earth Protecting (tags)
Fruitarian diet causes the least suffering to other sentient beings including plants. Compare as well the 100 to 1000 lbs per acre of animal flesh to the 450,000 or more pounds per acre from centenarian fruit trees. Fruitarians weigh over 25 lbs less than the average paleo diet person, are the healthiest, the most energy saving, the most reforesting and earth protecting.
Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land (tags)
Judge: Environmental Impact Report of PIMA warehouses must be revisited.
Police problem officers (tags)
Many California counties already give prosecutors at least some information on problem officers, as do a majority of the 50 states. But “Blue” California remains the only state that blocks prosecutors from seeing entire police personnel files. And that’s a disgrace.
Nuclear Shutdown News June 2017 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline of the nuclear industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those working for a nuclear free world. Here is our June 2017 report:
Nuclear Shutdown News May 2017 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our May 2017 report:
"Train to Zakopane’ Starring Tanna Frederick World Premiere at Jewish Film Festival (tags)
Henry Jaglom’s film “Train to Zakopane” starring Tanna Frederick will have its World Premiere at the Jewish Film Festival on Saturday, April 29 at the Laemmle Theatre in Beverly Hills. The film is based upon true events that occurred in the life of Jaglom’s father as he crossed Poland on a train in 1928. Anti-Semitism was, at that time, rife in much of Europe, especially in Poland.
Anti-Zionism is a hateful ideology. It has no place at UC (tags)
Judea Pearl is Chancellor's professor at UCLA, specializing in artificial intelligence and human reasoning. He is the president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, named after his son.
Tribune Company Stock Bought By LAPD Union To Silence Criticism Of Police (tags)
When the LAPD union bought Tribune Co. stock it jeopardized the pensions of tens of thousands of police as it attempted to silence criticism of the police department
Hundreds March Long Beach to Compton to Protest Los Angeles Sheriff Murder of Noel Aguilar (tags)
Noel Aguilar, age 23, was killed on May 26, 2014 by Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Deputies Albert Murad and Jose Ruiz, who lied to make it seem like their victim deserved to die. LASD falsely reported that Noel was armed, had shot an injured deputy, and tried to take away the officers' guns. A witness cell phone video released in December 2015 revealed that Deputy Ruiz actually shot Deputy Murad accidentally and then shifted the blame to Noel, who was shot four times at point-blank range while being pinned down. Noel's final words #ImDying became a rallying cry for a protest held January 16, 2016. Over 300 people marched a three-mile route to the Compton station of the LASD, where Noel's killers Albert Murad and Jose Ruiz report to duty.
The MH17 Big Lie: The Russians Did It (tags)
The Latest Presstitute Big Lie About Russia in Syria (tags)
LA Times goes to bat for killer cops in Salinas (tags)
"Velasco suffered bruises and may have a broken leg", (Salinas Police Chief) McMillin said at the very end of an report defending the latest police aggression against an already restrained subject. The media experts at Tribune Corporation know that few people read past the headline, and save truth for the end. The truth is in the video just becoming viral, and Salinas police are in urgent need of damage control.
Latest Long Beach Police Execution: Murder of Youth In Mental Distress (tags)
Long Beach Police murdered a young man who was in shock, injured from a second-story fall, and hallucinating on psychedelics on the evening of May 27, 2015. Moorpark College student Feras Morad, age 20, was twice shocked with a Taser before he was killed by four shots fired in quick succession at close range. LBPD have repeatedly labeled Feras a “suspect,” but have not revealed any crime he is suspected of. #Justice4Feras #StopKillerCops
6 Articles On PBS Promotion of Animal Products, War Propaganda, Deforestation Etc (tags)
PBS is aligned to the Pentagon agenda and corporate America
Socialist Animalism (tags)
Free collection of articles.
Secret US Intelligence on Yemen Compromised (tags)
what's In Organic Uncooked Fruit (tags)
Fruitarian or frugivorous diet is the healthiest, most nonviolent, most reforesting, most perfectly packaged, most energy saving, of all food systems. . Fruitarian foods come from tree, vine, berry bush and fruit bearing plants' fruits, nuts, and seeds
Tropical Malaria, Roche, The Pentagon, American, British And Irish Soldiers (tags)
Despite growing evidence, the Pentagon continued to force the suicide and homicide pill Lariam, made by Swiss company Roche, onto US soldiers between 1989 and 2008. Irish and British soldiers as well have been given the lethal drug.
Hypocrisy in Paris (tags)
A Unique Theatrical Double Feature: “Dutchman” And “Train To Zakopane” At Edgemar Center (tags)
Two plays exploring the bigotry of racism and anti-Semitism will be presented in a unique one-night event scheduled fittingly on Saturday, January 17, during the week of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, at Edgemar Center for the Arts.
Gary Webb Crucified For Revealing CIA Connection To Crack Cocaine (tags)
Gary Webb of the San Jose Mercury News revealed CIA creation of the crack cocaine epidemic in the US. The Los Angeles Times assigned 17! reporters to discredit him. A new movie "Kill The Messenger" tells the story.
Obama's Phony War on Islamic State Militants (tags)
Obama Targets Free Expression (tags)
Dreaming War, Threatening Humanity (tags)
Book TV: Panel on Finance (tags)
Participants at the Los Angeles Times Panel on Finance: Anat Admati; Helaine Olen; Nomi Prins
Turkey’s Latest Jihad on Christian Armenians (tags)
Far from being repentant of the Armenian Genocide, Turkey, under the leadership of Prime Minister Erdogan, is again, like its Ottoman forbear, targeting Armenians; is again causing their death and dislocation.
Heightened US/Russian Tensions (tags)
Cheerleading Ukrainian Fascism (tags)
Reactions to Obama's NSA Address (tags)
No Joy to the World This Christmas (tags)
Mandela Eulogies: Reinventing His Disturbing Legacy (tags)
Reported Iranian Nuclear Deal: Hold the Cheers (tags)
Obamacare Sticker Shock (tags)
Syrian Insurgents Battle Each Other (tags)
Duplicitous Anti-Syrian Editorials (tags)
Cheerleading War (tags)
Drumbeat for War on Syria (tags)
Torture by Design: Saying No to the Architecture of Solitary Confinement (tags)
Friday, August 16 marked the 40th consecutive day of a multi-ethnic statewide prisoner hunger strike initiated from inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) of California's Pelican Bay State Prison. As the horror of solitary confinement comes under increasing scrutiny in the US and around the world, human rights activists are confronting this public health and safety epidemic from a variety of angles. One group, called Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility has challenged solitary confinement in US prisons by recently launching a Change.org petition asking the American Institute of Architects to amend its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to prohibit the design of spaces for killing, torture, and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
Heightened Russia Bashing (tags)
Profile of a Rigged Peace Process (tags)
When you are on top, ‘might makes right’ is ‘rule of law’ (tags)
The U.S. government has consistently refused to extradite former dictators, accused terrorists, torturers and others wanted by other countries. It is the height of hypocrisy for the Obama administration to give lectures about international obligations in its blunderbuss efforts to get Edward Snowden.
Napolitano to Head University of California (tags)
Villaraigosa: The Myth of The Progressive Mayor (tags)
While Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa disappointed supporters and failed to deliver any progressive policies whatsoever, he was hardly a failure to those he really serves. Indeed, for developers, real estate tycoons, billionaires, and school privatization profiteers, Villaraigosa's eight year reign was a smashing success.
Enemies of Syria Plan Escalated Aggression (tags)
SAN ONOFRE: ANATOMY OF A NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN (tags)
How the San Onofre nuclear power plant shut down, and why
Unconstitutional US Data-Mining (tags)
Slaughter of Proletarians in Bangladesh: Capitalism is the Assassin! (tags)
On April 24 "Rana Plaza" a 9-storey building in an industrial suburb of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh (14 million), collapsed on about 3,500 workers (their number is not known precisely) working there. The building contained five textile factories, as well as a bank and many shops. The official present death toll is 1128, the number of injured is unknown. Most of the victims are women, who constitute 80 to 90% of the workforce in the Bangladeshi textile industry.
Syria Endgame Approaching Fast (tags)
The tempo of events in Syria has increased in recent weeks. The government forces have scored significant battlefield victories over the rebels, and this has provoked a number of responses from the U.S. and its anti-Assad allies: a mixture of war provocations and peace offers.
False Flag Chemical Attack on Syria (tags)
Creating a Pretext for War on Syria (tags)
Attacking Venezuela's Democratic Process (tags)
What Follows Turkish/Israeli Reconciliation (tags)
Robert D. Skeels: a community candidate for LAUSD School Board (tags)
Bloomberg's $1 Million for the right-wing Coalition for School Reform's corporate slush fund insults District 2 voters. Our community deserves self determination free from outside millionaire interference.
Four More Years (tags)
Bolivaranism in Venezuela (tags)
The Gatekeepers: Exposing Israel's Dark Side (tags)
Syria: Tightening the Noose (tags)
A Pretty Good Election, but the Right Still Rules (tags)
The November 6, 2012 election turned out fairly well for progressives — from Barack Obama retaining the presidency to a true Left-wing Democrat like Bob Filner winning for Mayor of San Diego — but the Right is still strong. The issue agendas and terms of discussion continue to be dictated by an increasingly militant Right wing and America's pathetic, ill-organized remnant of a Left no longer has the power to put pressure on the political system for progressive reforms the way it did in the 1890's, 1930's and 1960's.
The death of Shaima Alawadi (tags)
The death of a Muslim woman is exposed as domestic violence, and the world is silent
Palestinian Authority to Hold Sham Elections (tags)
Reporting from the Danger Zone - An LA Press Club and KPFK's Scholars' Circle Event (tags)
Live discussion and broadcast on reporting from the danger zone with journalists and scholars who have taken great risks from some of the world's most dangerous places to bring us the news.
Anti-Muslim Hate Film Incites Violence (tags)
Queer Democrats Make Defeating Prop. 32 a Priority (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality voted August 23 to make defeating Proposition 32 a priority race in the November 6 election. Proposition 32 is an effort to destroy the ability of organized labor to raise money for political campaigns, and it's being sold deceptively as a campaign finance reform measure even though its principal sponsors are multi-million dollar donors to Republican candidates and super-PAC's. On the eve of Women's Equality Day, the club also heard from professors Dr. Sue Gonda and Carla Kirkwood on the history of women's struggles for equality and their links to the Queer rights movement.
Syria: Assad regime close to over amid rising violence (tags)
The 50-year rule of the Ba’ath Party in Syria looks to be effectively over.
Remembering Gore Vidal (tags)
Pomona City Council Chooses Trash Over Residents (tags)
Monday, July 16, 2012
POMONA, California - A city council meeting to decide the fate of a proposed waste transfer station in the city's impoverished east end became contentious as various factions interacted at a pre-meeting rally. After a long corporate presentation and an even longer public comment period, the council voted against the vast majority of the community to approve the project. Protest, including some shoving involving police, ensued.
Pressure Building for More Middle East War (tags)
South Coast Advocate (tags)
Action Alert to Oppose the Elimination of an Oversight Committee which has reported on jail management issues impacting the homeless and excessive use of force/ abrogation of Fourth Amendment rights of the homeless.
Where's OUR Religious Liberty? (tags)
The recent controversy over whether institutions owned by the Roman Catholic Church should be required to include birth control coverage in the health insurance they offer employees, the attempt in Virginia to require women seeking abortions to submit to medical rape, and the radical Right's reaction to the 9th Circuit appeals court ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional raises the question: why does it seem as if only bigoted Right-wing churches have "religious liberty" in this country? Why are America's officially tolerated spiritual belief systems seemingly limited to those of the Roman Catholics, Mormons and Southern Baptist Convention?
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Alternative Movie Review (tags)
Predictable lamestream media reviewers had little to say about how The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is rife with current political, sociological, technological and religious implications. The movie is about a 24-year-old, gothic-punk-looking, cyberspace hacker, with an issue with men who have histories or sexual or violent predation. She is on a mission to right the world of a few rapists and killers. This is not a standard movie review. Plenty reviews already exist on the Internet for you to get the gist of the story and its characters. This critique is strictly in regards to the movie and is more about interesting political and social commentary in relation to the movie and some of its reviews.
Waging Covert War on Iran (tags)
Copyright Hypocrisy and the Assault on the Internet (tags)
When the producers of the hit film "The Adjustment Bureau" tried to stiff the daughters of Philip K. Dick, who wrote the story on which the film was based, out of their rights payments on the ground that the story's copyright was invalid, they unwittingly exposed the hypocrisy surrounding the entertainment industry's aggressive attempts to stop so-called "Internet piracy." Bills like the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) in the House and PROTECT IP in the Senate would destroy Internet freedom and turn ISP's into content police in the name of continuing a copyright system that is no longer technologically sustainable.
Two Hard Cases, Two Bad Laws (tags)
The November 14 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the constitutionality of so-called "Obamacare" and the November 17 decision of the California Supreme Court that the proponents of Proposition 8 have legal standing to appeal it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court are both disasters for the progressive community. But they also highlight the conflict between general principles of justice progressives should support and tactical positions in specific cases that may work to our short-term advantage but cause us problems later on.
Death of Gaddafi/The National Transitional Council's bloody path (tags)
The resistance against the former president Gaddafi was legitimate However, the rebels not only allied with the NATO, sacrifying real Libyan independence, they also commit warcrimes with little distinction between them and Gaddafi With Gaddafi gone
America's Unequal Heritage (tags)
Though a lot of the Tea Party's pretensions to be representing the original intent of the authors of the U.S. Constitution are wrong and even silly, there's one issue on which the Tea Party is right. The authors of the U.S. Constitution really did intend this country to be a limited republic, governed by an elite representing the large landowners who were the 1 percent of their day. The Constitution's principal author, James Madison, called "an equal division of property" one of the "improper or wicked projects" the Constitution was designed to prevent.
Jan Perry's Attempt to Remove Green Space Requirement Gains Steam (tags)
After 90+ minutes of open discussion, City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee unanimously approved Councilwoman Jan Perry's proposal and made the announcement quickly and quietly. Perry was not present herself but filled the room with residents of the low-income housing project Pueblo Del Rio (who were bused in and treated to a free lunch) and employees of PIMA, the company which hopes to develop the entire property. The measure will now be reintroduced to the full City Council, probably in mid-November. The South Central Farm is calling on Angelinos to contact their City Council members (contact info. at the bottom of this article).
November 2011 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)
Occupy the Wall Street Occupy the ICE!! Many activist across the county are occupying their community to protest again the greedy top 1% and the corrupted U.S. government policies, immigrant rights activist should also joining this powerful movement to occupy their local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office to protest against their racist anti-immigrant policies!
CHRIS TINA BRUCE: Transgender Bodybuilder Competes in San Diego Oct. 29 (tags)
Transgender bodybuilder Chris Tina Bruce is scheduled to compete in her first contest in 20 years — and her first as a woman — this Saturday, October 29 at the Scottish Rite Events Center in San Diego. In this interview for Zenger's Newsmagazine, Bruce discusses her history, how she came out as Transgender and how her professional worlds have accepted her — or not.
Taking our schools back from the 1% is OccupyLAUSD's goal (tags)
Inspired by Occupy Movements for social and economic justice nationwide, educators and community members are planning to Occupy Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) starting Tuesday 10/18/2011.
The Irvine 11: Guilty of Being Muslims in America (tags)
The Irvine 11 (tags)
Politics in the Crisis Trap (tags)
A discontinuance of debt-financed economic programs leads to an economic slack period resulting in stagnation and recession. Crisis policy finds itself in a philosophical paradox. The political class can only choose between more indebtedness up to state bankruptcy (with hyper-inflation) or harsh austerity programs.
Police killing of Kelly Thomas rattles Fullerton (tags)
Thomas was a 37-year-old schizophrenic homeless man who died in a hospital after a violent July 5 run-in with Fullerton police next to the Fullerton Transportation Center. Police officers confronted Thomas after a call about an individual breaking into cars in downtown Fullerton. According to witness accounts, six officers used force against Thomas resulting in what appears to be a brutal beating at the hands of law enforcement. Thomas was taken off life support five days after the encounter. According to his family, Thomas battled with schizophrenia and he voluntarily drifted the streets of Fullerton and nearby cities. In the weeks following his tragic death, a community unites for justice.
Jan Perry Proposes Waiver of Green Space Requirement for South Central Farm Land (tags)
What was probably intended as a quiet move by Jan Perry gets media attention and puts two organizations with an adversarial history on the same side. Four companies are named in regards to Ralph Horowitz's sale of the land (now in escrow). People are encouraged to print out copies of a petition against this plan and gather signatures.
Sensationalism in America's Media (tags)
Riverside New School & Medical Center to Remain Closed (tags)
California Governor Jerry Brown has passed a new brutal austerity budget that reduces state spending by $15 billion, bringing it to its lowest level in 29 years. Among the casualties of these and previous cuts are a new high school and new hospital in Riverside, which were intended to relieve the disastrous overcrowding of the local school district and severe shortage of doctors for the region.
FBI Entraps Two More Muslims (tags)
Lies, Damn Lies, and Liberating Wars (tags)
U.S. Election 2012: Alexander Proposing "A Better Deal" for Economic Recovery (tags)
To achieve his vision to create good paying jobs and establishing a viable economy, Alexander is hoping to receive the Presidential Nominations for the Socialist Party USA, the Green Party USA and the Peace and Freedom Party-California. Presently, Stewart Alexander is the only presidential candidate that has openly challenged President Obama from the Left.
Former Political Prisoner Geronimo Pratt Dies (tags)
Israeli Violence Marks Nakba Day (tags)
The South Central Farmers: The Dream Reborn (tags)
The fight for the Farm is on again
Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Confirmed (tags)
Fielding a local reporter's questions about Camino Nuevo Charter Corporation's designs on (tags)
Now that Philip Anschutz's LAUSD Board Member from District 5 gave CRES #14 to CNCA Corporation, we see the true intransigence and arrogance of a CMO. For over a month we've asked CNCA to write into their charter the availability of at least a Mainstream English program in addition to their Transitional Bilingual Program. CNCA Corporation, and Yolie Flores - who promised the rest of the board she would insure it was implemented - have ignored the community. As with all corporate charters, CNCA is concerned with their bottom line alone.
Yellow Journalist Jim Newton Hails a Dubious Civil Rights Hero (tags)
In the Los Angeles Times' Jim Newton's topsy-turvy world view, oppressed and impoverished people of color just need to look to wealthy white male saviors from Beverly Hills to solve all their problems — Rudyard Kipling would have been proud.
Al Jazeera's War on Gaddafi (tags)
Republicans Win Without a Shutdown (tags)
The first fight over the federal budget in 2011 is over, and the Republicans have won. For at least the past 30 years Republican ideas — that government is bad, that the private sector is always more efficient than the public sector, that wages and benefits need to be cut to make America's workers "competitive" with the rest of the world, and government spending needs to be cut even if it risks turning the current recession into a full-fledged depression — have ruled. Progressives need to understand the depth of the Republicans’ triumph in order to begin the task of reversing it.
Controversy Comes to Villa Park (tags)
Protesters demonstrate against Anti-Muslim statements made by Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly.
The wars on Iraq and Libya: Front pages from 2003 and 2011 (tags)
Here is a compilation of newspaper front pages announcing the launch of the war on Iraq (2003) and the war on Libya (2011).
The wars on Iraq and Libya: Front pages from 2003 and 2011 (tags)
Here is a compilation of newspaper front pages announcing the launch of the war on Iraq (2003) and the war on Libya (2011).
Bad to Worse in Japan (tags)
Are School Privatizers Employing Fabian Núñez and Mercury Plubic Affairs to Champion Charte (tags)
Have local charter-voucher schools brought in even more hired guns to assure more privatization during this round of PSC?
Coverup and Denial in Japan (tags)
Are Value Added Methods (VAM) the new Flat Earth? How long do discredited theories linger? (tags)
Despite overwhelming academic evidence to the contrary, the reactionary anti-community anti-teacher yellow journalists at the Los Angeles Times cling to VAM, which is in essence a form of neo-phrenology.
Camino Nuevo Staff Admonishing Echo Park Community to "Fact Check?" (tags)
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy's paid staff are the first to tout statistics, except when those statistics reflect poorly on them. Here's a rebuttal to their fact checking admonishments. Ultimately, the battle for CRES 14 comes down to who should control our schools -- public or private?
Arab Street Celebrates Mubarak's Ouster (tags)
Egypt at Dawn's Early Light (tags)
People Power v. Duplicity in Egypt and Washington (tags)
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."
Los Angeles School District works with ACLU to deny teachers’ seniority rights (tags)
On January 21, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Highberger stripped teachers employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) of certain seniority rights, allegedly to stanch the loss of young, quality teachers at inner-city schools. If the order is upheld on appeal, the LAUSD can lay off higher paid veteran teachers without regard to their years of service, in violation of collective bargaining provisions that have been in effect for decades. At the same time, there are more than a dozen billionaires living in Los Angeles, and dozens more who measure their wealth by the hundreds of millions.
Reagan Revisionism: Planned Centennial Commemoration Hoopla (tags)
Are We Witnessing the Start of a Global Revolution? (tags)
"Understand that the “War on Terror” is a complete lie, a concoction meant to obscure the imperial attack on the worldwide insurrection of the people’s revolt the imperialist ruling class knew would be coming. Of course 911 was a false flag attack perpetrated largely by imperialism to serve as a defense against this revolt. But before that the outlines of this “defense of the system” was likely behind the crash of a jumbo jet in the ocean when an Egyptian pilot, with no record of radical ideas, supposedly crash dived a fully loaded passenger plane shouting, “God is great.” One can review and study these manipulations and begin to see the strategy and heartless efforts being waged by our rulers in a desperate attempt to maintain our world in bondage. The U.S. will claim to be defending democracy and human welfare while attempting to utterly crush both."
Education crisis in California (tags)
After several years of continuous budget cuts, California’s schools are in dire straits. The state superintendent of public instruction, Tom Torlakson, went so far as to call it a “state of financial emergency.” Newly re-elected Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget, however, includes widespread cuts to higher education and social services in an attempt to close the $25.4 billion deficit. Inequality in California is so staggering that the wealth of the richest Californian, Lawrence Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, estimated at $27 billion, would eliminate the entire state deficit.
Rabbi Susan Leider Joined Call-Stay the Execution of Kevin Cooper, Stop CA Death Penalty (tags)
Given the widespread corruption of the California government, religious leaders have been asked to spearhead the call for corrective actions.
Israel's Knesset Targets Leftist Organizations (tags)
Permanent Debt Bondage from America's Student Loan Racket (tags)
Hail to the Chief: Spinning Obama's Presidency (tags)
Injustice for All: Obama's Immigration Agenda (tags)
“Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis”: Big Pharma's Latest AIDS Drug Marketing Strategy (tags)
The latest marketing strategy of the AIDS establishment and Big Pharma to sell toxic "anti-HIV" drugs at exorbitant prices is a sinister development called "pre-exposure prophylaxis." This is the idea of selling the drugs to HIV NEGATIVE Gay and Bisexual men engaged in so-called "high-risk" sexual lifestyles, supposedly to keep them from becoming infected. But it actually appears to be the industry looking for another market in the face of the recession, which is likely to reduce government and philanthropic funding for HIV meds in the developing world and thereby derail the pharmaceutical gravy train of AIDS. Fortunately, today's Gay men have got out of the intense fear of AIDS that ruled the Queer community in the 1980's and 1990's and are therefore unlikely to fall for the siren call of "pre-exposure prophylaxis."
Enhanced Airport Screening Controversy (tags)
violating civil liberties
ERRATA Summary of Value-Added Forum at 89.3 KPCC (tags)
I made one factual error about the Times database, which does not change the injustice of how they treated Rigo.
Summary of KPCC Forum on "Value-Added" Evaluation of Teachers (tags)
This summary of a Public Radio forum takes on special relevance because of the recent tragic death of Rigoberto Ruelas, an excellent teacher who was rated "less effective" by the Los Angeles Times
Flying Is One of the Worst Things You Can Do for the Environment (tags)
Flying Is One of the Worst Things You Can Do for the Environment -- So Why Do So Many Well-Intentioned Folks Do It?
Vigil for Mr. Ruelas, a great teacher, on Monday November 8 (tags)
A vigil for a great teacher whose memory is even now being smeared by the Los Angeles Times.
Aguirre, Frye Debate San Diego's Prop. D at Queer Democratic Club (tags)
The campaign over Proposition D — an attempt to raise the sales tax in San Diego one-half cent to avoid draconian cuts in police, fire and other city services — has made strange bedfellows. Former city attorney Mike Aguirre, an otherwise progressive Democrat, has made common cause with Right-wing talk radio hosts and anti-tax zealots in opposing the measure. He and progressive City Councilmember Donna Frye debated Prop. D at the September 23 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club — which overwhelmingly voted to endorse the measure.
CALLING ALL INTERNATIONAL WORLD DIPLOMATS 2 THE RESCUE OF AMERICA & IRANS CIVILITY !!! (tags)
BOTH IRANS CITIZENS & U.S. CITIZENS DESERVE BETTER THEN OUR POLITICAL LEADERS ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING 4 PEACE !
Lawless Spying in America to Obstruct First Amendment Freedoms (tags)
March for Education and Against Budget Cuts (tags)
Come out for this one -- support teachers scapegoated by the union-bashing Los Angeles Times, and immigrants scapegoated by racists!
U.S. SUPREME COURT CONSERVATIVE JUSTICES FOLLOW ELITE CABALS CONSERVATIVE TARP $ AGENDA$ (tags)
WIN AT ALL CO$T$ CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL ELITE POLITICS HAS INFECTED OUR U.S. SUPREME COURT
Jerry Brown's first time as governor (tags)
Jerry Brown's first time as governor and the taxpayer revolt
Union-Bashing and Teacher-Bashing In The Wake of the Rigo Ruelas Tragedy (tags)
We don't know anything about Rigo Ruelas' death, except that we lost an excellent teacher. But some anti-union and anti-teacher bloggers are still defending the Times, pretending they know what kind of teacher Rigo was.
Attorney Richard I. Fine Released (tags)
Bogusly charged attorney released
Destroy Talk Radio and Fox News! (tags)
In order to reverse the seemingly inexorable march of American political and popular opinion to the Right, progressives and the Left in general MUST confront the power of talk radio and Fox News as Right-wing propaganda outlets that are brainwashing millions of Americans. This article, published as the editorial in the September 2010 Zenger's Newsmagazine, calls for a worldwide boycott of advertisers on talk radio and Fox News until the shareholders and managers of these corporations realize that their subsidy of Right-wing nutcase politics is going to hurt their bottom lines.
THE FICTION OF FREEDOM IN AMERICA (tags)
The servants of these investors and money "managers," like corporate executives and our elected - excuse the expression -representatives, look from the side, taking a payoff, as we get economically raped. This is designed to prevent wage "inflation" (that's a raise in the minimum, or any other, wage) by keeping unemployment high,
Dangerous conditions at Kaiser Baldwin Park reported to Dept. of Health, OSHA, JCAHO (tags)
Despite 2003 shooting, management refuses to take basic steps to protect employees from outsider who threatened their lives
Preparing for World War III, Targeting Iran and Israel Mental (tags)
"The Israeli elite miscalculated utterly, and no mad scramble to control the damage will undo the deed or erase its consequences. Like the South African apartheid regime of the time, and segregation in the U.S., Israel’s 60-plus-year-old policy of discrimination, oppression, and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians is finally being acknowledged worldwide as a moral obscenity that can no longer be tolerated."
Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Proposing a ‘Better Deal’ for Economic Recovery (tags)
Stewart Alexander says “The struggles for working people are global; we need global solutions. In the 21st Century, it has become necessary to reorganize the entire world banking system.” To meet the growing needs of working people, Alexander is proposing the creation of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) to help eliminate poverty and to meet the basic needs of working people and the long term needs for seniors.
Damage Control: Downplaying WikiLeaks Revelations (tags)
spin can't hide the importance of WikiLeaks documents
Misery and Despair Plague Haitians (tags)
endless Haitian misery
Blood on the Border (tags)
Today in the United States, under the Democratic administration of Barack Obama, xenophobic and racist violence is escalating. The criminal agents of the Border Patrol have reached the point of killing in cold blood, before the eyes of hundreds of witnesses. On May 28, construction worker Anastasio Hernández Rojas was beaten to death by some 20 agents of the U.S. Border Patrol. Then on June 7 in Ciudad Juárez, across the river from El Paso, Border Patrol agents fired into a group of youths on the Mexican side of of the border, murdering 14-year-old Adrián Hernández with a shot to the head. These crimes are part of a policy of racist repression looking for scapegoats, typified by the legalization of xeonophobia and police use of racial profiling in Arizona’s SB 1070 law. But while Obama criticize the law, “Obama, listen, we are in the struggle,” his thugs are killing on the border. It is an illusion to think that the commander in chief of U.S. imperialism, or his counterpart and semi-colonial underling, Mexican president Felipe Calderón, will defend the workers. It is necessary to mobilize the power of the working class to defend immigrants.
Prop 14 Bait and Switch (tags)
Arguments against Proposition 14 on California's June 8th primary ballot
US Media's Pro-Israeli Bias: Response to the Freedom Flotilla Slaughter (tags)
appalling major media coverage
Canada's War on Islam: The Case of Mohamed Harkat (tags)
attacking innocent victims for political advantage
Brave Israeli Commandos Slaughter Aid Activists at Sea (tags)
Murder at sea
“Innocents Abroad” Trek from San Diego to Gaza (tags)
When Larry Hampshire, Faith Attaguile and Hany El-Saldany signed on with an international convoy bringing supplies and vehicles to the people of the occupied Palestinian province of Gaza, they had so little insight into what they were getting into that they called their program “Innocents Abroad” when they reported on their experience to the Peace and Democracy Action Group of the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest May 6. They faced opposition mostly from the government of Egypt — including a police riot, the confiscation of their passports and the arrest of seven members — but they also had strong support from the people in the countries they went through, especially in the Middle East (Turkey, Syria, Jordan). Their presentation sparked a wide-ranging discussion about the prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian peace and whether the so-called “two-state solution” (a separate Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza next to Israel) is still practical or desirable.
Preparing Haiti for Exploitation and Plunder (tags)
America plans to ruthlessly plunder Haiti for profit
California Governor Candidate Wants Death Penalty on Spending Chopping Block (tags)
Stewart Alexander says “The Democrat front-runner Jerry Brown and Republicans Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner support the death penalty and the Three Strikes law. The truth is, these three candidates for governor are aware that capital punishment is robbing the public of billions of dollars to subsidize a broken down criminal justice system.”
LA Anti-Nazi Protest is a Civil Rights Victory (tags)
Protest of National Socialist Movement draws a broad diverse crowd. Eyewitness account of confrontation with 2 men.
Darryl Gates' real legacy (tags)
A great post at LA Observed by David Cay Johnston about Darryl Gates, megalomaniac police chief who ran a global spy operation on the Left and important people.
Taking on a charter school closing (tags)
This is a repost of an article in SW about the closing of Animo Justice school in South Central. The school was operated by Green Dot charter schools.
Defend Lynne Stewart And Resist Repression (tags)
The US government has targeted civil rights lawyer and NYC WBAI Board Member Lynne Stewart for her defense of frame-ups against Muslim political activists. They tactics to jail lawyers who challenge the US "War Against Terror" are part of the Obama and former Bush administration agenda to shutdown any political defense of civil and human rights.
Europe attacks Kurds (tags)
At 5 A.M. on March 4, Belgian police raided the offices of ROJ TV, the voice of Kurdish people, BDP’s European office and several other addresses in Belgium.
The Way Forward for the Movement in Defense of Public Education (tags)
On March 4, students, staff, teachers, faculty and their unions on all levels of public education created history by uniting and pouring out onto the streets to engage in what were overwhelmingly peaceful demonstrations to defend public education. The movement swept through small towns and large cities with demonstrators, including young elementary school students, carrying picket signs while yelling chants expressing their determination to fight back
Above the Law (tags)
The business sector of the U.S. — particularly the giant corporations that dominate our economy — literally regard themselves as above the law. Not only do they pay millions of dollars in legal bribes to politicians under the guise of “campaign contributions” to gain legislation that makes them BILLIONS in additional profits, they merrily disregard existing laws on issues ranging from labor to the environment to health and safety and paying their taxes. And a U.S. population brainwashed by decades of Right-wing propaganda extolling the private sector and the “free market” as good, efficient and honest — and damning the public sector as ineffective and hopelessly corrupt — has led most Americans to see government, not corporations, as their real enemy.
MK-ULTRA: The CIA's Mind Control Program (tags)
One of many lawless CIA programs
2/9 Picket Of Tesla LA Dealership & 2/10 Bell Worker/Community Forum-Speakout (tags)
Injured workers, their families and advocates will picket the LA Tesla dealership on 11163 Santa Monica Blvd on Tuesday Feb 9 and will have a public forum on Wed Feb 10 in Bell on the Downey Toxic dump site
Haiti: Workers Solidarity, Yes! Imperialist Occupation, No! (tags)
The January 12 earthquake in Haiti that devastated the capital city, leaving well over 100,000 dead and a million homeless, was one of the worst geological calamities of modern times. The earthquake was a natural disaster, but the horrendous death toll and monumental destruction were caused by capitalism and imperialism. Now the human suffering has been enormously compounded by to the militarization of the relief effort and reoccupation of Haiti by the United States. More than a dozen flights by aid groups, carrying rescue squads, tons of medical supplies and entire field hospitals, were refused permission to land at the Port-au-Prince airport by U.S. military air controllers who are now in charge. Food was already stocked in warehouses, but agencies refused to distribute it for fear of "riots." The media blitz is a propaganda war to embellish the image of U.S. imperialism. This phony humanitarianism are being used to disguise a new U.S. occupation of Haiti. We demand an end to the imperialist occupation, U.S./U.N. forces get out of Haiti and stop blocking entry of Haitian refugees.
Emergency Vigil in Support of Haiti (tags)
An emergency vigil was held asking people "to donate money to go to grassroots women and their families, and therefore communities, rather than to thieving elites and their corrupt NGOs."
2/10/2010 Bell Speak-out On Downey Toxic Dump Site (tags)
Injured Downey movie and Kaiser workers will speak out on the continuing toxic contamination at the Downey Toxic dump site.
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.
Kevin Cooper: Victimized by American Injustice (tags)
an innocent man on death row
Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Costa Mesa Mayor Goes to Trial on Wednesday (tags)
A federal civil rights lawsuit filed in March 2006 by an Orange County immigrant rights activist accusing Costa Mesa Mayor Alan Mansoor of violating his constitutional right to free speech is scheduled to go on trial on the morning of Wednesday, December 2nd at 8:30 a.m. in Santa Ana.
Drones: A slam-dunk weapons system or our ticket to hell? (tags)
"Whatever the short-term gains from introducing drone warfare in these past years, we are now locked into the 24/7 assassination trade - with the US's own set of non-suicide bombers on the job into eternity. This may pass for sanity in Washington, but it's surely helping to pave the road to hell. Haven't any of these folks ever seen a sci-fi film? Are none of them Terminator fans? Are they sure they want to open the way to unlimited robot war, keeping in mind that, if this is the latest game in town, it won't remain mainly an American one for long. And just wait until the first Iranian drone takes out the first Balochi guerrilla supported by American funds somewhere in Pakistan. Then let's see just what we think about the right of any nation to summarily execute its enemies - and anyone else in the vicinity - by drone. Is this actually what we Americans want to be known for? And if we let this happen, and General Atomics is working double or triple shifts to turn out ever more, ever-newer generations of robot warriors, while the nation suffers 10.2% unemployment, who exactly will think about shutting them down?
Roman (Polanski) Circus (tags)
What Roman Polanski did to a 13-year-old girl one afternoon 32 years ago was disgusting, but the amen chorus of hypocrites calling for his punishment is equally disgusting. Polanski is a victim of a long-standing vendetta against him by Los Angeles County law enforcement that began when they suspected him of the murder of his wife Sharon Tate and their friends, and his arrest in Switzerland and the calls for his punishment now have far more to do with vengeance than justice. It's time to stop the hypocrisy of so-called “feminists” and “child advocates” who claim to be standing up for the “victim” in the case — while the actual victim wants Polanski forgiven and the case forgotten. She’s right and the people howling for Polanski’s head are wrong.
Defend The Downey Injured Movie and Kaiser Workers & The Community (tags)
Injured Movie and Kaiser workers at the Downey toxic dump site are still getting sick from the toxins and radioactive material at the site. Despite going to many government agencies and many politicians these agencies and politicians refuse to clean up the site and protect the workers and the community
Videos from the 39th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium (tags)
Saturday, August 29, 2009
EAST LOS ANGELES--Thirty-nine years ago, a statewide series of demonstrations by Chicanos and Chicanas against the wars in Southeast Asia culminated in a police riot and the assassination of Los Angeles Times and KMEX journalist Rubén Salazar. Today, members of the Chicanx community and activists of all stripes commemorated the day's fateful events with music, poetry, teatro, and speakers.
39th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium: "Still Here, Still A Force" (tags)
Saturday, August 29, 2009
EAST LOS ANGELES--Thirty-nine years ago, a statewide series of demonstrations by Chicanos and Chicanas against the wars in Southeast Asia culminated in a police riot and the assassination of Los Angeles Times and KMEX journalist Rubén Salazar. Today, members of the Chicanx community and activists of all stripes commemorated the day's fateful events with music, poetry, teatro, and speakers.
Playing the ‘Anti-Semitism’ Card Against Venezuela (tags)
"Although the arrests helped ease the anxieties of Venezuela’s Jewish community, the international media pressed on with the storyline of a politically motivated attack. The very week that the Venezuelan Israelite Association issued a statement praising the swift and successful investigation, The Washington Post ran an editorial titled “Mr. Chavez vs. the Jews,” which again blamed the robbery on the government, or, more specifically, on an ugly comment left on a “pro-government Web site,” demanding “that citizens ‘publicly challenge every Jew that you find in the street, shopping center or park’ and called for a boycott of Jewish-owned businesses, seizures of Jewish-owned property and a demonstration at Caracas’s largest synagogue.”4 The editorial concluded that the synagogue was then “duly attacked.”5 The idea that the sacking of the Caracas synagogue was based purely on anti-Semitism has persisted, even showing up in a recent piece authored by two academics in the high-brow Boston Review. The authors claim the attack is a sign of “state-directed anti-Semitism.”
Release of Lockerbie convict according to humanitarian values (tags)
With the release on humanitarian grounds, of the Lockerbie convict, Mr Megrahi, the Scottish goverment has acted according to the universal humanitarian values and fundamental principles of civilisation The objections of certain American political circles not only testify of lack of respect for humanitarian values, but are also highly hypocritical and based on double standards.
BTL:Limited Torture Probe would Undermine U.S. Obligation Under International Law (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Global Depression and Regional Wars - Part II (tags)
continued imperial plunder
Obama Watch: August 11, 2009 (tags)
Six months of O'BS, the current president, is more than enough time to make the promised "change" and the only change is for the worse for the workingclass. There are now daily news reports of the horrors perpetrated by the Democrat O'BS.
Coming Soon: Anarchy! (tags)
Second Southern California Anarchist Conference and Feria Libertaria
Does California Need a Constitutional Convention? (tags)
Does California need a constitutional convention? The question is being raised by a number of organizations, including the Bay Area Council — a group of business leaders based in the San Francisco Bay Area — and the California chapters of the League of Women Voters, Common Cause and the Mexican-American Political Association, all of whom sent representatives to an August 1 meeting that attracted an overflow crowd to the Mission Valley library. The push for a convention is driven largely by the state's inability to govern itself effectively, hamstrung by the current constitution's 2/3 vote requirement to pass a budget or raise taxes, Proposition 13, legislative term limits, legislative "safe seats" and initiatives that have put all but 7 percent of the budget outside the control of the political process.
Color Revolutions, Old and New (tags)
Imperial America's ugly agenda
Mass Protests Rock Iran: No to All Wings of the Mullah Regime! (tags)
For more than a week, Iran has been convulsed by mass demonstrations denouncing election fraud. Hundreds of thousands have repeatedly taken to the streets to denounce the government, which is now threatening, and beginning to carry out, a bloody crackdown. This time around, imperialist intervention is veiled: the White House feigns neutrality, the Western media go all out for the opposition, while in the background various agencies provide vital technical aid. In reality, all candidates in the presidential vote swear allegiance to the Islamic Republic, and the supposed moderate reformers are no less butchers and enemies of poor and working people than the conservative "populist" government. The situation cries out for revolutionary leadership independent of all factions of the theocracy, to wage a struggle for workers revolution against imperialism and clerical reaction.
Homies Unidos activist Alex Sanchez arrested (tags)
He is being held on allegations of racketeering and conspiracy. His arrest is being denounced as an act of repression by many organizations and individuals active in the movements in Los Angeles.
PBS Documentary on “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” Airs June 16 (tags)
The PBS documentary “Ask Not,” dealing with the human cost of the “don't ask, don't tell” policy that excludes open Queers from the U.S. military, will be shown nationwide on June 16 and in San Diego June 21 as part of the “Independent Lens” series. The show depicts individuals thrown out of the military under “don't ask, don't tell” and the Queer community's fight-back against the discriminatory policy. In a May 3 preview screening at the San Diego Public Library, activists working against “don't ask, don't tell” discussed why even progressive people who generally oppose America’s wars should be concerned about this issue.
BTL:Public Investment and Digital Innovation Could Be Salvation of Failing Newspapers (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Lies, Statistics and the Los Angeles Times: "Firing Teachers" (tags)
The LA Times makes it appear as if non-qualified teachers are gaming the system in great numbers, but a careful reading of the article shows that may not be the case.
Yes on 1A Through 1F May 19 (tags)
California's latest state budget deal requires passage of Propositions 1A through 1F on the May 19 special-election ballot. Though the measures have flaws, progressives need to unite behind them because their defeat will be a tremendous political victory for the anti-government, anti-human radical Right and will require even more desperate cutbacks in state education, health care and social service funding than their passage.
Queer Democrats Hear from Labor on Employee Free Choice Act (tags)
The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club heard from Carlos Marquez, chair of the local chapter of Pride @ Work, at its regular meeting April 23. He presented a campaign called http://www.SharedAgenda.org, aimed at building grassroots support for two proposed pieces of federal legislation: the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which will make it easier for workers to form unions; and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which will ban discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
The California Budget and Class War (tags)
On February 19, the California legislature, after weeks of wrangling, passed a special budget to address the historically high $42 billion deficit. It represents an unadulterated washout for working people who are attacked on almost every front by the Democratic Party, which controls a broad majority in the legislature.
Venezuela: Mis razones por creer que la reelección sin límites puede dañar la Revolución (tags)
Un amigo del movimiento antiimperialista explica por qué se opone a la enmienda reciente a la constitución venezolana que abolió los límites en la elección a la presidencia.
Venezuela: Why Unlimited Re-election is Bad for the Revolution (tags)
A supporter of Hugo Chavez' anti-imperialist efforts explains why he is nevertheless opposed to Venezuela's recent constitutional amendment abolishing term limits.
Feb 21, 2009 Protest Forever 21 in Pasadena (tags)
The South Central Farmers have joined forces with student groups California Statewide MEChA and D-Q Unity to force the international teen clothing corporation Forever 21 to end plans for construction on the site of the South Central Farm and demand fair wages for its workers. The SCF Action Committee will lead a rally to kickoff a national boycott until the Farm is restored and stop worker abuse ended on Saturday, December 13, at noon at the Forever 21 "superstore" at 35 N. De Lacey Avenue in Pasadena, one block north of Colorado Avenue.
Scientology Is Dieing (tags)
Internet-based community activism reached a new high when Anonymous took to the streets and started doing what law enforcement and health officials around the world should be doing: Killing the notorious Scientology Corporation to put a stop to Scientology's frauds, scams, human rights and civil rights abuses once and for all. Anonymous is winning.
Obama's "War on Terror" (tags)
continuity, not change is assured
March on Riverside Border Patrol Office: No more quotas, no more raids, no more deportatio (tags)
Saturday, February 7, 2009 RIVERSIDE, California--In urgent response to the rash of Border Patrol raids across the Inland Empire, community members convened at Riverside City Hall to express frustration with the agency's family-devastating policies.
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.
My Friend, Christine Maggiore (tags)
The death of alternative AIDS activist Christine Maggiore came as a shock to me, not only because for 17 years she'd offered herself as living proof that a so-called "HIV-positive" diagnosis was not necessarily fatal but, more importantly, because she'd been a close personal friend for 15 years. Her death does not change any of the scientific facts that make the idea that HIV is the sole cause of AIDS not only wrong, but ridiculous; though supporters of the mainstream view of AIDS are exploiting it for propaganda, what it really underscores is the need for more basic research to document whether "HIV-positive" people who take the highly toxic AIDS medications actually live longer, healthier lives than those who don't.
Gov. Schwarzenneger declares war on California workers (tags)
California's Gov. Schwarzenegger has launched a full-scale attack on state workers. Two public employee unions are suing California’s Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to stop a scheme imposing two unpaid days off per month as a cost-cutting measure. (Associated Press, Dec. 22, 2008) The state government is slashing health services and education programs. Under Schwarzenegger’s plan, University of California, California State University and state community colleges will be forced to lay off workers and make other employees accept unpaid furlough days. (Los Angeles Times, Dec. 20, 2008)
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.
Never Forever 21 Coalition, South Central Farmers Rally, Saturday, December 13th, 12PM-3PM (tags)
ECOLOGY + JUSTICE NO FOREVER 21 SAVE THE FARM SAVE THE WORKERS SAVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD LOS ANGELES--The South Central Farmers have joined forces with student groups California Statewide MEChA and D-Q Unity to force the international teen clothing corporation Forever 21 to end plans for construction on the site of the South Central Farm and demand fair wages for its workers. The SCF Action Committee will lead a rally to kickoff a national boycott until the Farm is restored and stop worker abuse ended on Saturday, December 13, at noon at the Forever 21 "superstore" at 35 N. De Lacey Avenue in Pasadena, one block north of Colorado Avenue.
Controversial KPFK Talk Show Host Ian Masters Admits Reliance on Main Steam Media (tags)
Masters admitted on the air what his critics have long charged: he continues to rely on the main stream media, after progressive audiences had to switch to the internet and foreign press to find any.
Crazed Scientology Gunman Murders Fellow Customer (tags)
In a phenomena human rights and civil activists have been calling, "Another satisfied customer" for the past 30 years, another insane Scientology gunman shoots and kills another fellow Scientology customer.
20,000 People March in L.A. To Demand Overturn Prop. 8! (tags)
Over 20,000 people came from all over Southern California to unite with a single voice to demand civil rights and marriage equality. It was one of the largest--possibly the single largest--pro-LGBT rally in Los Angeles' history. The rally was initiated and led by the ANSWER Coalition and the L.A. Coalition for Equal Marriage Rights.
Does America Really Need Its Own Holocaust? (tags)
Where are we heading with all this? Will America be satisfied with nothing less than a holocaust perpetrated against anyone who has violated its sexual norms? It seems unthinkable that people who consider themselves progressives should be silent on this issue, and should even, at times, be in the forefront of those who are invested in continuing to ratchet up the sex abuse panic.
Chris Bricker: Organizing for Prop. 7 (tags)
San Diego activist Chris Bricker organizes for Proposition 7, on the ballot this November 4, to force utilities to purchase 50 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2025. He talks about the reasons he signed on the campaign — and why utilities like Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison are pumping millions of dollars into phony "grass-roots" campaigns to defeat it.
Pat Nixon at the U.S.-Mexico Border (tags)
Editor's Note: Nearly 40 years ago this month, First Lady Pat Nixon crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and embraced Mexican children, saying, "I hate to see a fence anywhere." Times have changed, writes the commentator, and ironically, President Richard Nixon helped to bring about many of these changes. Joseph Nevins is an associate professor of geography at Vassar College. His latest book is Dying to Live: A Story of U.S. Immigration in an Age of Global Apartheid (City Lights Books, 2008).
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.
EPCC: TYRONE FREEMAN HAS TO GO (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) express deep outrage over the Los Angeles investigative report of the Los Angeles Times that shows that Tyrone Freeman, a known protégé of SIEU International head Andy Stern have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars( $ 404, 510) to firms owned by Freeman’s wife and in-laws. As the organization that religiously followed the union struggle between UHW-West and the SEIU international, the LA Times article which detailed allegations of corruption within SEIU Local 6334,the Southern California Long Term Care Local , the EPCC have no doubt that Stern and Ana Burger had knowledge of the outrageous happenings in the Tyrone Freeman’s free-wheeling and dealings!
McCain's Nomination - A Possible September Surprise? (tags)
potential September fireworks
BUSH SENDS NUCLEAR AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
With the subservience of the Arroyo regime, Bush continues the political-military intervention in the "killing field" of the Philippines, wasting millions of tax-dollars in suppressing the Moro insurgents and Filipino national-democrats, abetting the horrendous extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances and widespread poverty and oppression, all in the name of the war against "terrorism," a code-word for popular resistance against global capital's greed and inhumane devastation of the planet.
Obama, at Last! (tags)
With Barack Obama having won the Democratic Presidential nomination, he'll face a well-established Republican attack machine and propaganda apparatus within the corporate media. This editorial in the July 2008 Zenger's Newsmagazine also argues that progressives should support Obama, but keep the pressure on him by street activism to make sure he doesn't cop out and govern as the moderate, pro-corporate Democrat Bill Clinton was.
KPFK Continues to Ignore AFTRA and SAG Labor Disputes (tags)
Despite being in the middle of Hollywood and the entertainment industry war on workers, they find no voice on "Revolutionary Radio " KPFK.
Baldwin Park and its Agents of Gentrification, Mayor Lozano and Lover Sergio Corona (tags)
Baldinwin Park and its Agents of Gentrification. Mayor Lozano and his "Lover" Sergio Corona on the edge gentrifying and taking 125 Acres of Land for their sponsor, Bisno Developer.
Many candidates, corporate media obscures U.S. presidential politics (tags)
Third political parties do not compete on a level playing field in U.S. politics; the corporate media will spend more money in one day, promoting the campaigns of Senators John McCain, Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton, than the amount of money third political parties will spend in one year to promote their candidates, combined. While third party candidates are spending hundreds and thousands of dollars on flyers and brochures, big corporations are spending millions to keep the names of their candidates in the public’s view.
Disturbing Stirrings - Ratcheting Up For War On Iran (tags)
Worrisome signs resurfacing.
May Day Strike Against the War Shuts Down All U.S. West Coast Ports (tags)
On May 1, every port on the West Coast of the United States was shut down to demand an end to the U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. The historic May Day walkout by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is the first time ever that an American union has struck against a U.S. war. The union ranks defied the rulings of an arbitrator, who twice ordered them to go to work. They overcame the capitulations of the ILWU leadership, which didn't want the work stoppage in the first place, tried to water it down and cowered before the threats of legal action while waving the flag. The employers' Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) declared the May 1 port shutdown an "illegal strike." But after all the huffing and puffing from the bosses' mouthpieces, the dock workers pointed the way to defeating the imperialist war by mobilizing working-class power. In the end, it was more than a work stoppage. The dock workers' May Day strike against the war was a first step, a show of what it will take to bring down the warmongers in Washington. Their "symbolic" action was felt all the way to Iraq, where dock workers in two ports stopped work in solidarity with the ILWU. But it was only a beginning. What is needed is not only industrial action but a political offensive against the Democrats and Republicans, the partner parties of American imperialism, to build a class-struggle workers party.
Water Wars (tags)
The U.S. Patriot Act and other legislation authorizes a "culling of the herds."
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.
Embarrassed US Starts to Disown Basra Operation (tags)
As it became clear last week that the Operation Knights Assault in Basra was in serious trouble, the George W. Bush administration began to claim in off-the-record statements to journalists that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had launched the operation without consulting Washington.
Sara Olson (SLA) Re-Arrested (tags)
Sara Olson EX-SLA Member Re-Arrested
March 15: 10,000 Protest Iraq War in Los Angeles (tags)
People in Los Angeles Join Global Day of Action to Stop the War
A Real Threat to California Home-Schoolers (tags)
I’m not sure how the Free State Project is going in New Hampshire, but the Police State Project appears to be advancing rapidly here in California.
Blase Bonpane talk on War and Morality (CSULA) (tags)
Blase Bonpane will give a talk on "Militarism: What Does Morality Have To Do With It?" on Tuesday, February 19, at 7:15 PM at CSULA.
How the spooks took over the news (tags)
In his controversial new book, Nick Davies argues that shadowy intelligence agencies are pumping out black propaganda to manipulate public opinion – and that the media simply swallow it wholesale
Middle East Nuclear Holocaust to Defend "The Western Way of Life" (tags)
The Western media is involved in a diabolical disinformation campaign, the purpose of which is to persuade public opinion that the only way to "create a nuclear free World" is to use nuclear weapons on a preemptive basis, against countries which "threaten our Western Way of Life." We are a dangerous crossroads: military planners believe their own propaganda. The military manuals state that this new generation of nuclear weapons are "safe" for use in the battlefield. They are no longer a weapon of last resort. There are no impediments or political obstacles to their use.
Heath Ledger and “Legal” Drugs (tags)
The late Heath Ledger has been compared tto James Dean, but the real prematurely deceased celebrities he should be listed with are Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland and Elvis Presley — all heavy prescription drug abusers who thought that, because their drugs came from doctors and drug companies instead of street pushers, they somehow woudln't be as dangerous as illegal "recreational" drugs. Hopefully Ledger's death will awaken people to the dangers of pharmaceutical drugs and the drug-company strategies that get people hooked on them.
Hundreds Attend Anti-War Protest & Picket in Hollywood , January 31. (tags)
Shouting “: CLINTON ,OBAMA YOU WILL SEE, THE IRAQI PEOPLE WILL BE FREE!” Hundreds of activists ralled outside the Kodak Theatre 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles last January 31,2008 Also shouting and holding banners that said: End the war and occupation now! All U.S. and foreign troops out of Iraq immediately! Money for jobs, housing, education, health care - not for racist war! the rallyist braved the cold weather and stayed up to 7:30 in the evening even after the debates..
David J. Hart, a Local Soldier Killed in Iraq, Returns Home (tags)
David J. Hart, of Lake View Terrace, died in Balad of wounds suffered in a firefight with insurgents Jan. 8 in Samarra, north of Baghdad. He was 22.
KIDS ON PAPER FLIES SANTA’S WHEELCHAIR INTO VALLEY HOSPITALS (tags)
“THE KIDS ON PAPER HOLIDAY CHEER PROJECT”: KIDS ON PAPER’S wheelchair-bound director Gary Cifra and his assistant director/wife Patty bring gifts of comic books and graphic novels to young hospital patients this December.
Ritual Gloating Postmortems - The Corporate Media v. Hugo Chavez (tags)
Relentless media bashing of Hugo Chavez.
Blood In The Streets Of Oakland: Anniversary Death of Mary Jesus (tags)
In Memory of Mary Jesus... Today December 10, is the 3rd year anniversary death of Mary Jesus, who was hounded to death by Oakland's greedy landoords! Mary Jesus shook up downtown Oakland 3 years ago when she climbed onto the Oakland Tribune Tower and tossed down 100s of copies of a suicide note denouncing the plight of Oakland renters before leaping to a tragic bloody death...
LA School District Not Paying Salaries (tags)
For 11 months now, some 48,000 to 78,000 employees of the Los Angeles School District have not been paid due to computer problems. This is sufficient grounds for a strike, despite the lies of the school district. The school district has breached the labor contract with the teachers and all other school employees and thus all the labor contracts have ended, making a strike legal.
Coup E'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)
The Bush administration aims to crush democracy in Venezuela.
DISPATCHES FROM AMERICA: Masters of war plan for next 100 years (tags)
"We think urban is the future," says James Lasswell, a retired colonel who now heads the Office of Science and Technology at the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory. "Everything worth fighting for is in the urban environment."
Firefighter Shortage In Orange County, etc (tags)
THe World Socialist Website, 10/29/07, has more on the lack of funding for firefighters as a cause of the inability to stop the fires in Southern California..
LA and Nationwide: People Hit the Streets to Stop the War (tags)
The October 27 demonstrations represented another important step forward for the anti-war movement in the United States. Over 100,000 people took to the streets in coordinated regional and local protests to demand an immediate end to the war in Iraq, including well over 10,000 in Los Angeles.
Money for Firefighting & Prevention; Not for War (tags)
The World Socialist Website has 2 excllent articles providing the details of the Southern California fire crisis and their relation to the neglect of our domestic needs in favor of war profiteering.
Worse than Katrina: Burned-up Residents Fault Officials for SD's Devastating Fires (tags)
Worse than Katrina: Burned-up Residents Fault Officials for San Diego's Devastating Fires Earlier Recommendations Ignored by Governor; Equipment, Personnel Unavailable, Undeployed, Late in Coming “It’s like Armageddon,” Jill Michaels said, after watching her home burn to the ground in the Harris fire. In the early hours of the worst fire in California history, the Michaels family received no evacuation warning and found exit routes blocked, forcing them to turn back to their home in Potrero. Now, the Michaels are among half a million evacuees who have fled four raging wildfires, the worst fire disaster in California history. Worse even than the 2003 Cedar fire, which until now held that shameful record.
Let Malibu Burn: A political history of the Fire Coast Mike Davis (tags)
Fire in Malibu has a relentless, staccato rhythm. The rugged coastline is scourged by a large fire, on average, every two and a half years, and at least once a decade a blaze in the chaparral grows into a terrifying firestorm consuming hundreds of homes in an inexorable march across the mountains to the sea. In one week last month, 10 homes and 14,000 acres of brush went up in smoke.
Early CIA Involvement in Darfur Has Gone Unreported (tags)
There has been a glaring omission in the U.S. media presentation of the Darfur tragedy. The compassion demonstrated, mostly in words, until recently, has not been accompanied by a recognition of U.S. complicity, or at least involvement, in the war which has led to the enormous suffering and loss of life that has been taking place in Darfur for many years. In 1978 oil was discovered in Southern Sudan. Rebellious war began five years later and was led by John Garang, who had taken military training at infamous Fort Benning, Georgia.
Ex-Mossad chief+German uberspy+top-dollar GOP lobbyists = Kurds snag 15 tons of $100 bills (tags)
During Saddam Hussein’s rein, the Oil-for-Food “revenue was spent in Arab parts of Iraq but not in Kurdistan,” according to the Los Angeles Times. “Kurdistan’s share of the fund was set at 13%. At least $4 billion accrued in Kurdistan’s name, Kurdish officials say, and some contend that the amount could be as much as $5.5 billion.” The paper reported that in late June 2004, just five days before he turned Iraq back over to domestic rule and flew out of Iraq, then-top US official in Iraq Paul Bremer ordered the transfer by three U.S. military helicopters of $1.4 billion in 100 dollar bills to Kurdistan—his calculation of the Kurds’ share of Oil-for-Food funds; but the Kurds and their advocates believe they are owed a few billion more. It was so much cash—15 tons’ worth—the paper further reported, that no bank could be found in which to deposit it.
Luis Posada Carriles, the White House terrorist (tags)
In an article published on April 10, 2007, president Fidel Castro declared, “Orders for Kathleen Cardone’s decision could only have come from the White House. President Bush constantly avoided the issue of the criminal and terrorist character of the accused. He was protected and charged with a simple immigration violation.”
The Empire Tastes an Unprecedented Moral Defeat (tags)
GERARDO, Ramón, René, Fernando and Antonio are still behind bars in the United States, three of them in maximum security prisons, and all of them subjected to the hateful revenge of those in Washington who have made them the target of reprisals against the Cuban Revolution.
Wanted Criminal Flew U.S. Supply Missions in Iraq (tags)
Bout didn't just walk away with millions of taxpayer dollars, the authors found. The military issued Bout's pilots supply cards allowing them to gas up their planes for free when landing in Iraq. A Defense Department spokesman confirmed to the authors that Bout's fleet made off with nearly 500,000 gallons of fuel from the Baghdad airport courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.
Iraq Progress Report (tags)
The real conditions on the ground in Iraq
Afghanistan, the CIA, bin Laden, and the Taliban (tags)
The U.S. government was well aware of the Taliban's reactionary program, yet it chose to back their rise to power in the mid-1990s. The creation of the Taliban was "actively encouraged by the ISI and the CIA," according to Selig Harrison, an expert on U.S. relations with Asia. "The United States encouraged Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to support the Taliban, certainly right up to their advance on Kabul," adds respected journalist Ahmed Rashid. When the Taliban took power, State Department spokesperson Glyn Davies said that he saw "nothing objectionable" in the Taliban's plans to impose strict Islamic law, and Senator Hank Brown, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Near East and South Asia, welcomed the new regime: "The good part of what has happened is that one of the factions at last seems capable of developing a new government in Afghanistan." "The Taliban will probably develop like the Saudis. There will be Aramco [the consortium of oil companies that controlled Saudi oil], pipelines, an emir, no parliament and lots of Sharia law. We can live with that," said another U.S. diplomat in 1997.
Rumors of Israeli Involvement in 9/11 (tags)
Was 911 a false flag attack? My friends in the Irish Republican Army think it just might have been.
Tom Hayden receives first-ever Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award (tags)
Tom Hayden receives first-ever Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award
Tom Hayden is given the Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award (tags)
The New York Times book review has said; Hayden is "the single greatest figure of the 1960s student movement.”; Nicholas Lemann, national correspondent of The Atlantic has written "Tom Hayden changed America"; Forty years later he was described as "the conscience of the Senate" by the political columnist of the Sacramento Bee; When he retired in 2000 after eighteen years, including chairing the committees on higher education, labor and environment, he received the longest farewell of any legislator in memory, according to the Los Angeles Times; "His journey is our journey through the tumultuous and disillusioning decades, He is our Everyman, he is us." – Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Death in Los Angeles hospital exposes social crisis in US (tags)
Edith Isabel Rodriguez died on May 9th while two people called the emergency services phone number, 911, frantically trying to get her medical help. She died just outside the emergency room in Los Angeles’ King-Harbor hospital after spending hours seeking treatment for a steadily worsening condition. The entire tragedy reveals the strained and unhealthy state of social relations in America today. The case received much media attention in recent weeks after the release of tape recordings of the 911 calls and a hospital video showing Rodriguez in the hours before her death—including segments showing a janitor mopping up around Rodriguez as she writhed in pain on the floor of the emergency room.
Reviewing Michel Chossudovsky's America's War on Terrorism (tags)
Exposing the war on terrorism as a cruel hoax
Reviewing Michel Chossudovsky's America's War on Terrorism (tags)
Exposing the war on terrorism as a cruel hoax
L.A. gang members go union (tags)
'They take that street toughness that puts them into Corcoran or Pelican Bay [state prisons] and put it into this.... What we require is no fear. They're perfect for us.' Robbie Hunter, president of the Ironworkers Union
Review of End Times (tags)
The dismal state of the corporate print media.
The Migrant Trap, and the Migrants' Way Out: May 1, 2007 (tags)
Migrants face an impossible choice. And they've got their own humane and just answer. Is anybody listening?
Posada’s release exposes Washington’s hypocrisy (tags)
The decision by the US authorities to release the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles exposes before the eyes of the world the hypocritical attitude of the United States government to terrorism. Posada Carriles Posada is the author of the 1976 attack that brought down a Cubana de Aviación civilian airliner off the coast of Barbados, which cost the lives of 73 innocent people. By releasing this criminal, the US authorities have admitted that they support terrorism when this is in the interests of US imperialism. Bush's so-called war on terrorism therefore stands exposed as a shameful deception. In an editorial of April 20, the Los Angeles Times condemned the decision:
FBI Raids John Doolittle, Investigates Abramoff Lobbyist Scandal (tags)
Would like to remind the FBI agents investigating John Doolittle's involvement with lobbyist Jack Abramoff to remember Doolittle's interference with FDIC regulators who attempted to investigate C. Hurwitz's role in the Texas S&L collapse!!
The Zell[ing] Out of the Baltimore Sun (tags)
Sam Zell, a multibillionaire and “committed Zionist,” will soon gain control of the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, and 23 TV stations. Zell, an AIPAC supporter, has promised he won’t interfere with the news sections of any of the media outlets. I think he’s another Mortimer B. Zuckerman of the NY Daily News, who pushed for the Iraqi War. America--prepare for a “Dark Age!”
Sleepless on Skid Row (tags)
Guilty of Being Homeless in America!?
From L.A.’s Guantanamo for the Homeless--Two Skid Row Stories (tags)
In the face of recent news reports that homeless numbers are now increasing downtown, two first-hand accounts of abuses of homeless people on L.A.'s Skid Row --and this as LAPD continues business' unprecidented eight-month attack on L.A's downtown blacks.
Why aren't the Bush daughters in Iraq? (tags)
The president's family has set an appallingly bad example for wartime sacrifice.
March 17 Protests: Massive Turnout in LA, Across the Country (tags)
Tens of Thousands March on the Pentagon 50,000 in Los Angeles, 40,000 in San Francisco
L.A. Times - Another Silly Obama Article (tags)
Sunday's Los Angeles Times had yet another silly article about Sen. Barack Obama. This time it was about Obama's "angst" as a kid in an elite prep school in Hawaii. What MSM hokum!
Local Soldier, Rowan D. Walter, Killed in Iraq (tags)
Rowan D. Walter died Feb. 23 of injuries suffered a day earlier when a roadside bomb exploded in an ambush attack in Ramadi, west of Baghdad. He had left his tank to help soldiers in an earlier attack.
La Cucaracha Exed by LA Times (tags)
La Cucuracha comic strip by Lalo Alcaraz has been cancelled by the Los Angeles Times!
Gallo does Bush inpersonation in court (tags)
I just got finished reading Bob Gallo's testimony in the Parenzee case. For all the good his testimony will do, the prosecution might as well have called George W. Bush to the stand. I get the feeling that Gallo unwittingly associated himself with Bush in the eyes of the court.
The Watada Mistrial: Here's What Really Happened (tags)
A first-hand report from the trial in Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Washington, another in the continuing series of historic trials of American military resisters to the Iraq War. Contrary to the current corporate spin, the judge was doing just the opposite of "protecting Lt. Watada's rights" by declaring a mistrial. Rather, the judge did not want this case to go to any factfinder who had any chance of being fully informed of Lt. Watada's belief that the war in Iraq is illegal. For more on the Watada trial and other resisters, go to couragetoresist.org.
ANSWER Anti-War Contingent at MLK Day Parade (tags)
Photos from the anti-war contingent at the MLK Day parade
A Very American Coup (tags)
The office of President was not on the ballot in November. Yet it was around that time that a sitting president began to feel the power oozing out of the White House.
Justice Alert!! Demonstration in front of San Bernardino Courthouse (tags)
Demonstration planned to protest "soylent green" operation out of Probate Courts--predatory lawyers and guardians turning our parents into their cash.
$1.6 million fine for videotaping drunken teenager (tags)
Some more major criminal busted and punished!!!! Geeze!! Don't these cops have any real criminals to hunt down???/
Pentagon: Up ante in Iraq (tags)
Looks like Emperor Bush just wants to keep his head in the sand!!!!
Stun Gun Fun is a job perk for UCLA campus cops!!! (tags)
UCLA officers allowed to use Tasers for "pain compliance"
Jerry Weller,Rios Montt,Bancafe Guatemala, Bawag Austria,Refco y 'Acciones de Centavos' (tags)
Jerry Weller ,congresista estadounidense y esposo de Zury Ríos Montt o Zury Ríos Sosa, hija del ex dictador Guatemalteco Efrain Rios Montt, has recibido donaciones politicos de Refco en su estado de Illinois.Refco estuvo parte de Chicago Mercantile Exchange antes de su colapso. Ahora Bancafe de Guatemala o Barbados o Miami o Colombia o donde sea es sinonimo con Refco o deben hacer.Y el 'negocio' mas grande de Refco en cuanto a acciones o 'seguridades' fueron 'penny stocks' de los Estados Unidos o 'acciones de centavos' sin valor.
Limiting the Catastrophe (tags)
Leslie Gelb in Time Magazine writes that admission of a defeat in Iraq is not the worst thing but rather serves to minimize the extent According to the Italian La Republica, the pyromaniac is forced to become the firefighter.
Lets pretend the mythical wall will work, which it wont! (tags)
If they every build the mythical wall, and the mythical wall works, which it won't this will be the way to sneak drugs and people into the USA.
Top 10 Corporate Spenders On 2006 Initiatives Give $134 Mil. (tags)
Corporations Give 61% of Total Initiative Funding, Outspend Unions 12 To 1 Prop. 89 Will Level the Playing Field
The Mark Foley scandal: Where is the crime? Down with this reactionary crusade! (tags)
It is the capitalists and their parties who politicize sex. They claim to be defending the innocent and vulnerable, but anyone who has seen the pictures from Abu Ghraib prison knows that this government doesn't give a damn about sexual torture and molestation. Their real intent is to persecute anyone who strays outside the completely artificial bounds prescribed by the patriarchal, heterosexual bourgeois family, and in the process arrogate to themselves ever greater police powers.
EXPLOSIVE: Tampa Bay News has Conspiratorial Emails in 2000 Election Fraud Coup d'État (tags)
Tampa Bay News now in possession of Douglas Alexander (former U.K. E-Commerce Minister) election emails. Emails deal with direct communications between Alexander, Karen Hughes (chief aide to Bush) Mel Sembler aka Bay Point Schools and Democratic traitor Al Rodgers of Fort Lauderdale, Florida along with current Florida A.G. Charlie (gay-in-the-closet) Crist.
Back Breaking News Exposes Chris Matthews of MSNBC (tags)
He condones Congressman Foley’s sexual activity with a Page of 21 years old because he was of age at the time. Matthews ignores the solicitation of the Page by the pedophile Foley before the Page turned 21 years old. Then it gets worse. Matthews compares the activities of homosexual-in-the-closet Foley to what Matthews considers scandalous which is President John F. Kennedy’s marriage to Jacqueline Kennedy when she was 22 years old and he was 34 years old. Is he insane or what?
EXPLOSIVE: NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST A RUSE! (tags)
CBS News ready to report that North Korea Nuclear Test was not a nuclear test at all in fact the explosion in North Korea was an accidental detonation of dynamite linked to three regiments in the North Korean army who patrol the area. Bush, Putin and the Chinese President created this façade to disguise a massive fund transfer out of the Northern Trust Bank in Chicago linked to funds that were designated for the payment of the Reagan-Mitterrand Protocols; funds that were due to Ambassador Leo Wanta. The funds of course belong to the US and French Treasuries not to the Chinese Box Gang. It can now be reported that that leader of North Korea, received 55 million dollars to go along with this ruse...
Back Breaking News: Further Update on N. Korea fraud, a hoax (tags)
None other than Fox News is reporting that the French Defense Minister has announced that the alleged North Korean Nuclear Test was a failure.
MSN Censors Writer After Emailing Juaneno Unity article (tags)
Not long after emailing friends and family an article I wrote on Juaneno Unity, my MSN email account was closed for 5 or 6 days.
Los Angeles Times:Why did Osama bin Laden choose Jeb Bush's Venice,Florida flight school ? (tags)
Wall Street Journal,New York Times,Los Angeles Times,Miami Herald,etc. have maintained a self imposed black out of the 9/11,WTC, Pentagon, etc. tragedy's connections to Venice,Florida. This indymedia article-post is my protest against established media's allegiance to the Bush war criminals,stock frauds,money launderers and arms,petroleum and drug traffickers.
L A Times:Why did Osama bin Laden choose Jeb Bush's Huffman Aviation terror flight school (tags)
Wall Street Journal,New York Times,Los Angeles Times,Miami Herald,etc. have maintained a self imposed black out of the 9/11,WTC, Pentagon, etc. tragedy's connections to Venice,Florida. This indymedia article-post is my protest against established media's allegiance to the Bush war criminals,stock frauds,money launderers and arms,petroleum and drug traffickers.
Who Owns the Media in Los Angeles (tags)
Speak out against media consolidation on October 3. The FCC will have two hearings in Los Angeles. http://www.stopbigmedia.com/
RACISTAS NO SON BIENVENIDOS (tags)
How George W. Bush has brough peace, freedom, and democracy to Iraq. (tags)
I was buying groceries in my beloved Amariya neighborhood in west Baghdad when I heard the sound of an AK-47 for about three seconds. It was close but not very close, so I continued shopping. How Iraq reporter's world has changed
Bush wants a bloodbath in Baghdad (tags)
Increasingly desperate over the deteriorating situation in Iraq, the Bush administration is demanding that the US-installed government in Baghdad support a savage intensification of repression or give way to a dictatorial regime that will.
Women's Art Exhibit and Writer Series (tags)
"Le Deuxieme Sexe?" Women's Art Exhibit and Writer Series at Carlotta's Passion Fine Art in Eagle Rock Chicano Studies, Women Studies, and Mexican Art History. Reina Prado's link to Calaca Press: http://www.calacapress.com/reinaaprado.html Judith Terzi Shiny Things Make Things Come Back (2002) was Ms. Terzi's first chapbook, a collection inspired, in part, by her mother's five-year long, see-saw adventure with severe vascular dementia. In her second collection, Lightning Bugs Don't Travel Westward (2004), while a few pieces relate to this illness, most are reflections on nature, transitions, institutions, or on the general political and social dementia of our times. Ms. Terzi's work has appeared in various print and online publications, including The Teacher's Voice (2005), the anthology, An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind: Poets on 9/11, Moondance (Moondance.org) . Ms. Terzi says, "While most of my poetry is in English, I do enjoy writing in French and Spanish as well. My CD, Wings of the Andes, is a blend of old and new poems. I hold an M.A. in French Literature and am a career teacher, having taught many different subject matters at every level of instruction. The highlights of my career have been teaching English and French at an American School in Algiers, Algeria; writing at California State University, Los Angeles; and French language and literature at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California." Reviewer Comment "Judy has been quick in sensing the rhythm or beat of a poem. She can tell when a line has lost the rhythm. She has been showing a keen interest in correct usage of English language...When she recites poetry, her posture could be improved, however; she drops her head forward, and a bit to one side. She seems to enjoy creative work. - G. Metzner, Ms. Terzi's third grade teacher Kathleen Tyler Kathleen Tyler's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Runes, Solo, Margie, Coe Review, Visions International, Diner, and Poetry Motel. She currently teaches English at a public school in Los Angeles. Some poets who she especially likes are Marsha de la O, Larissa Szporluk, Yusef Komunyakaa, H.D., and Garcia Lorca. Kathleen's first book of poetry, The Secret Box, is forthcoming in September. Reviewer Comments The Secret Box is full of gorgeous and dangerous poems; poems with the flickering intensity of film noir; poems in which violence or tenderness -- or both -- might erupt at any moment, and do. I admire Kathleen Tyler's craft and her courage. These poems are gutsy and lyrical, risky and magical; they speak of, and to, a dark and beautiful world. - Cecilia Woloch Negotiating terrain that is both provocative and revealing, these poems leave the senses singed with formidable hope and startling clarity. - Jawanza Dumisani
The Red Cross Ambulance Incident (tags)
The Red Cross Ambulance Incident How the Media Legitimized an Anti-Israel Hoax and Changed the Course of a War
Terrorist conspiracies could help case of the five (tags)
THE most recent revelations about conspiracies by anti-Cuban counterrevolutionary groups in the United States could help the case of the Cuban Five, according to a U.S. newspaper, the Los Angeles Times.
Intern Describes Paying Iraqi Press to Plant Pro-American Articles Written by U.S Military (tags)
by Democracy Now
Contradictions, anomalies, questions mount in UK terror scare (tags)
A British court on Wednesday extended the warrants for 23 people held since August 10 in connection with the alleged plot to blow up commercial airliners flying from Britain to the US. An additional person was arrested Tuesday. The judge issued his ruling late in the evening following a closed-door hearing that lasted most of the day.
Israeli Intellectuals Love the War (tags)
Dedicated to the too few Israeli intellectuals who do dare speak out against this war.
Files reveal coverup of Vietnam atrocities (tags)
Files reveal coverup of Vietnam atrocities Once-secret Pentagon archive shows that U.S. atrocities in Vietnam were more extensive than previously known.
Letter to Senators Feinstein and Boxer on the Crisis in the Middle East (tags)
The following is a letter sent Aug. 3, 2006 to Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer from a California voter regarding their failure to call for an immediate Israeli cease-fire in Lebanon:
Democratic Party leaders rally behind pro-war Senator Lieberman (tags)
Three-term US Senator Joseph Lieberman, the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in 2000 and a candidate for the party’s presidential nomination in 2004, is trailing in his bid for renomination in the August 8 Democratic primary in Connecticut. A poll published July 20 showed a four-point lead for Lieberman’s challenger, multi-millionaire businessman Ned Lamont, whose campaign is fueled mainly by anger over the war in Iraq.
Was Racism and Fundamentalism a Factor? The Massacre at Qana (tags)
This often ignored menace of Jewish fundamentalism needs to be addressed as seriously as other forms of fanatic religious thought which sows racial hatred, animosity and war mongering. While adhering to moral principles alone will certainly not bring any of Qana's murdered children back to life or compensate any bereaved parent or loved one anywhere, perhaps insisting on the equal worth of all human lives, regardless of ethnicity or religion, and rejecting racism from any source, including from sanctimonious former victims, can help diminish the chances of such ruthless crimes recurring in the future. Irrespective of the Holocaust, or precisely because of it, Israel should not be allowed to get away with its racist, at-will flaunting of international law and its state terrorism against defenseless civilians. It is time to go beyond mere condemnation to properly channel irrepressible grief and simmering anger into morally sound acts of intervention. Just as it worked against apartheid South Africa, a comprehensive regime of boycott against Israel is urgently called for. People of conscience everywhere share the responsibility of stopping this unrestrained behemoth before it scorches everything in its blind quest for hegemony and colonial control.
Willful Blindness (tags)
Weapons bound for Israel said to pass through California
Down the Memory Hole-More Mainstream media por-israel Bias (tags)
In the wake of the most serious outbreak of Israeli/Arab violence in years, three leading U.S. papers—the Washington Post, New York Times and Los Angeles Times—have each strongly editorialized that Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon were solely responsible for sparking violence, and that the Israeli military response was predictable and unavoidable. These editorials ignored recent events that indicate a much more complicated situation.
FILIPINAS EVERYWHERE (tags)
In the light of the profound economic and political crisis in the Philippines today, what could be the significance of celebrating the one-hundred year anniversary of the coming of Filipino contract labor to Hawaii? Are Filipinos the new compradors for the militarist U.S. Empire? Or are they harbingers of a new generation of combatants from the oppressed communities? At the turn of the century, the revolutionary organizer Rosa Luxemburg elegized the dismal plight of the subjugated natives. Today, US Special Forces are back to reconquer the neocolony, with the natives no longer smiling, now up in arms, united with people of color in Venezuela, Palestine, Hawaii, Nepal, Mexico, and other battlefronts of our beleaguered planet. Whither the Filipino diaspora?
Top-Secret World Loses Blogger (tags)
CIA Contractor Is Fired When Internal Post Crosses the Line
Pretending we don't live in a police state!!!!! (tags)
They just don't get it. All the cops in the Rampart scandel got slap on the wrist punishments. And what happened in Rampart happens everyday in police departments across the country. The only difference is that in the Rampart case the bad cops got caught, and punished with a slap on the wrist.
Self starting protests of Calderon's theft @ Mexican consulate (tags)
Theft of the election by Calderon comes at a perfect time for the Bush regime and their money hungry NAFTA/WTO/PPP sponsoring corporations thirsting for the agua, labor, bosques and cultural lifeblood of Mexico's southern Sierra Madre mountains, petroleum reserves etc.. Let's not allow Calderon, another imperialist lapdog from Fox's PAN party, to steal the Mexican presidency! Choicepoint and other corporate voter fraud devices need to be removed from interfering with the democratic electoral processes..
Jason Morrow, a Local Marine Killed in Iraq, Remembered (tags)
Cpl. Jason Morrow proposed to his wife last year at home plate in Angel Stadium. He later threw out the first pitch at a playoff game. Now the ballclub comes to terms with his death in Iraq.
How the Mexican Election was Stolen (tags)
When Lopez Obrador addressed the press at 8:30, he condemned "the spectacle of the dance of numbers" and announced that the PRD and its political allies would impugn the election -- he had proof of anomalies in 40,000 polling places (a third of the total)
‘LIFE & TIMES’ EXAMINES IMMIGRATION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (tags)
“Life & Times Immigration Special” will look at the debate over a seven-hundred-mile border fence, the impact of the massive street demonstrations, the anti-immigration measure launched in San Bernardino, what it takes to become legal in the U.S. and the perspective of Blacks and non-Latino immigrants.
SCFs have won the political dialectic! (tags)
“First, they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi
Jewish Journal Clears South Central Farmers of Anti-Semitism (tags)
Did Anti-Semitism Take Root at the South Central Farm?
Response to the L.A. Times' Steve Lopez's trashing of Farm supporters. (tags)
In this piece I address the many errors and generally shoddy reporting in Steve Lopez L.A. Times column about the "eviction" on June 14, 2006
Plowed Under (tags)
Fundamentalist Christianity Weds the Military (tags)
Fundamentalist Christianity weds the military and their offspring is ecclesiastically induced genocidal war from the command center of Fatherland Patriarchy 
Mass rioting reveals depth of Afghan opposition to US occupation (tags)
The mass rioting that broke out in the Afghan capital of Kabul Monday has exposed the intensity and breadth of popular opposition to the four-and-a-half-year US-led occupation of Afghanistan and the fragility of the hold on the country by Washington and the puppet regime of President Hamid Karzai. According to official and press reports, at least 20 people died Monday in clashes between demonstrators, US troops and Afghan security forces, while more than 140 were wounded. A doctor at the Khair Hana Hospital in northern Kabul told the New York Times that a seven-year-old child was among the dead, while several other school children were severely wounded.
Until the Farm Is Secure (tags)
On living with Julia, John, Joan, and now Daryl
Death Penalty, $250 Million Tax Burden (tags)
California taxpayers will spend an average of $200 to over $275 million for each prisoner on death row; and most of that cost is related to the high cost of capital trials, housing the death row inmate, the high cost for defense counsel and the tens of millions required to appeal convictions.
Silent Coup D'etat in Los Angeles - Part II (tags)
Los Angeles Taxpayer's Lawsuit Targets Main Source of Corruption in LAPD: Illegal Payoffs to Los Angeles Judges. A recently filed lawsuit by a taxpayer aims at exposing illegal payments received by Los Angeles County judges from public coffers. Public records show that since 1998 LA County Judges have quietly taken around one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000.00) on top of their state salaries out of public coffers. State law prohibits such practice.
State Lawlessness (tags)
The Diowning Street memo revealed the deceit that Bush and Blair planned an invasion of Iraq from 2002. Cheney kept repeating the lie that Saddam caused 9/11. After he finally denied the connection, the media ignored his denial.
THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT IS HOLDING GIANT YOUTH GATHERINGS CALLED BATTLECRY (tags)
This is an announcement and an essay which goes into detail about the Battlecry Youth gatherings. G.W. Bush is part of this maniacal cult that promotes wars against Muslim countries, with young "christian soldiers" doing the fighting, laws that take away women's rights to make decisions about their bodies, and other anti-sexual and homophobic ideas...
What an Odd Bird that Elie Wiesel Is! (tags)
To some, Elie Wiesel is a “messenger to mankind.” Well, Alexander Cockburn doesn’t think so. He said that Wiesel, a devout Zionist, failed as a messenger when it comes to those “victimized” by the policies of the U.S. and Israel. After the first Persian Gulf War, Wiesel gave Dubya’s daddy, Bush I, a humanitarian award and called that bloodbath “a magnificent victory!” This supposed moralizer has also been silent about the evils of the Iraqi War.
CYNTHIA MCKINNEY: A Tale of Two Members of Congress & the Police – by Jeffrey Blankfort (tags)
The Democrat Party leadership was overjoyed when McKinney was defeated for re-election in 2002. After she had served five terms, AIPAC decided to make an example of her for having criticized Israel's treatment of the Palestinians. ...The Democrats were, in turn, mortified two years later when, without their help, the plucky McKinney ran and was re-elected to her seat. ...To show the party's displeasure, McKinney was denied the return of her seniority by a tight-lipped Nancy Pelosi, the San Francisco congresswoman who serves as the Democrats' minority House whip. ...McKinney, of course, is African-American, and one of the few members of the Congressional Black Caucus who has not been cowed into submission by the Democratic Party and the only one who has refused to genuflect to the Israel lobby. ...To make matters worse – for McKinney, not for the pursuit of truth and justice – she has refused to accept the official Bush administration explanation of the events of 9-11.
Israel's Strange Connections to 9/11 (tags)
Israel's bizzare connectins to th 9/11 attacks.
Israel's Strange Connections to 9/11 (tags)
Re-posted because of bad spelling
ANOTHER FACE TO THE IMMIGRATION DISCUSSION (tags)
I have been inundated lately with a flood of articles analyzing the pros and cons of the various immigration bills, the impact of immigration on our social structures, the changing face of the color of our population, etc. I think there is something seriously missing in almost the entire discussion and analysis about immigrants; and that is the fact that the majority of them are misplaced people.
SOROS AND ME! PART IV - THE PLOT TO OPEN CHINA (tags)
Alex S. Gabor publishes his fourth installment in his internationally syndicated column, Soros and Me!
Two Farm Stories (tags)
A couple links to important stories.
Why the Farmers Must Win (tags)
In its Saturday editorial, the Los Angeles Times reduced virtually all the civic concerns of the historically neglected South Central to “niceties” and condemned a swath of the district to being a “concrete-and-asphalt” wasteland,“ "a seemingly endless sweep” of “industrial warehouses, packing plants, and junkyards.” It proclaimed that developer Ralph Horowitz must triumph, and the South Central Farm must be razed. The Times was wrong.
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.
Truth and Deception in the Information War (tags)
With the global news streams, allied and friendly countries as well as the American media and people are disinformed.
FILIPINOS IN THE U.S.A. AND AROUND THE WORLD: WHENCE AND WHITHER? (tags)
About ten million Filipinos are now scattered in the U.S. and around the world, chiefly as exploited migrant labor. Meanwhile, 85 million Filipinos--with the exception of a tiny privileged minority--are sufffering and resisting the current repressive regime in a rapidly deteriorating neocolonized social order. The Philippines has one of the most durable and vibrant revolutionary traditions in the whole world--the first Asian people to revolt against Western colonialism. 4.1 million Filipinos died opposing U.S. domination in the Filipino-American War at the turn of the last century. Today Filipinos are engaged in a popular democratic revolutionary process against U.S. imperialism and its local agents. Can overseas Filipinos contribute to the radical transformation of a world afflicted by the atrocities and terrors of global capitalism?
Happy Iraq and Yuppie Careers in Iraq (tags)
While the spread of propaganda is prohibited in the US, it returns to the homefront on the roundabout way of foreign publications.. The witty and resilient Chalabi is still indirectly on the Pentagon payroll.
Julie Speed, Richard Orient, Ellen Frances Tuchman Exhibition (tags)
George Billis Gallery, L.A. will exhibit paintings and mixed media works by Julie Speed, Ellen Frances Tuchman and Richard Orient, The exhibition will run from March 7 through April 8, 2006. A reception for the artists will be held at the gallery on Saturday, March 11 from 5–8p.m.
Returning to Disneylandia After Three Months in Cuba (tags)
Here's a series of comments and observations, comparing various aspects of life in Cuba and the United States as seen by a U.S. activist who returned from a three-month visit to Cuba in early January 2006. The author directs a news service focusing on Cuba. Also provided are a series of links to additional comments and report which are referred to in this essay. Thanks for taking time to read it.
Plan to Restore Streetcars in Angelino Heights (tags)
"More than 27 other cities across our country have installed similar trolley lines. It's about time that Los Angeles catches up." -- Bruce Lash, president Angelino Heights Trolley Line, Inc.
LA Times biased reporting on Haiti (tags)
The Los Angeles Times is providing extremely biased one sided reporting on Haiti. We are asking that students and citizens from across Southern Calfiornia go here http://www.latimes.com/services/site/la-comment-foreign,0,4931549.htmlstory Enter in a comment about Carol J. Williams poor reporting. Let the Los Angeles Times know that this kind of biased one sided propaganda is too much.
Hometown Snubs Schwarzenegger Over Death Penalty (tags)
Execution Ignites New Fire in Death Penalty Debate (Dec. 14, 2005) But early today, under cover of darkness, his name was removed from the arena in a sort of uncontested divorce between Mr. Schwarzenegger and the town council, which had been horrified that Governor Schwarzenegger ignored pleas to spare the life of Stanley Tookie Williams http://nytimes.com/2005/12/27/international/europe/26cnd-austria.html?hp&ex=1135659600&en=75d86c1040b6c527&ei=5094&partner=homepage
IMC-Binghamton, Not L.A. Times, Broke Story on DoD Media Scandal (tags)
The breaking story about the U.S. military’s planting of prepackaged stories in foreign media – a “scoop” attributed to the L.A.. Times – has overlooked one critical factor: the Independent Media Center of Greater Binghamton, and not the L.A. Times, was the first media outlet across the globe to report on this propaganda-production endeavor, the brainchild of the U.S. Special Operations Command.
The “awful truth” is at hand. (tags)
"The article below is a brutal message of betrayal. More than 2100 U.S. families are suffering indescribable loss as a direct consequence of this massive deception, while the “losses” for the people of Iraq are simply unimaginable."
Pissed off by Scheer fireing (tags)
The Los Angeles Times fired long-time progressive journalist Robert Scheer, claiming he wasn't fired for ideologies because Scheer covered the Bush regime's treason and crimes against humanity.
LA Times Dumps Liberal Columnist (tags)
Los Angeles Times columnist Robert Scheer was fired on November 11 after nearly 30 years at the paper, the last 13 as one of its most progressive political columnists. In a published statement announcing op-ed page changes (11/10/05), the Times insisted that it is dedicated to "provid[ing] readers with a wide range of voices and perspectives," but in dumping Scheer, the paper has gotten rid of one of the few prominent progressive columnists in the country.
Extraordinary for demonstrators to take to the streets to rally around a journalist (tags)
It's highly unsual, even extraordinary, for demonstrators to take to the streets to rally around a journalist, but that's just what happened this afternoon outside the headquarters of the Los Angeles Times. The cause was the firing last week of veteran columnist Robert Scheer, the last progressive voice on the Times's Op-Ed page.
Hundreds of LA Times Readers Protest Firing of Columnist Robert Scheer (tags)
Hundreds of LA Times Readers Picket Outside Times Building To Protest Controversial Firing of Popular Columnist Robert Scheer Publisher Jeff Johnson Refuses to Schedule Meeting with Delegation of Readers
Readers to Protest Dropping of Scheer Column Tuesday at 'LA Times' (tags)
Los Angeles Times readers upset with the dropping of Robert Scheer's column plan to picket outside the newspaper's building Tuesday at noon. "We think he was fired totally for political reasons," Karen Pomer, a media activist who helped organize the demonstration, told E&P Monday. "Now they don't have anyone who covers national issues in the same way. The Times needs a full spectrum of voices. It's becoming insipid."
TUES NOV. 15: LA Times Readers to Protest Firing of Popular Columnist Scheer (tags)
LA Times Readers/Subscribers to Picket Outside Times Building To Protest Controversial Firing of Popular Columnist Robert Scheer "I've been a punching bag for Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh for years and I think the paper finally collapsed" -- Robert Scheer, Friday, Nov. 11th
TUES 11/15 NOON: Picket LA Times in Protest of Firing of Columnist Scheer (tags)
Join Peace and Media Activists from Across Los Angeles As We Put the New Publisher on Notice Picket LA Times/Protest the Firing of Columnist Robert Scheer & Limited Coverage of Local Anti-War Movement
Robert Scheer Fired from LA Times (tags)
Who ever thinks the corporate media is liberal is really stupid.
TODAY's BUSH ALERT: Roads in the area of 405 Fwy & Sunset Blvd. Closed 4 -8 p.m (tags)
Bush Visits Southland Today, Thursday October 20 Roads in the area of the San Diego (405) Freeway and Sunset Boulevard To Be Closed From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Griffin Seals Case for WTC Demolition, Calls on NY Times to End Coverup (tags)
In two speeches to overflow crowds in New York last weekend, notable theologian David Ray Griffin argued that recently revealed evidence seals the case that the Twin Towers and WTC-7 were destroyed by controlled demolition with explosives. Despite the many enduring mysteries of the 9/11 attacks, Dr. Griffin concluded, "It is already possible to know, beyond a reasonable doubt, one very important thing: the destruction of the World Trade Center was an inside job, orchestrated by terrorists within our own government."
PART 2: The New Haitian Revolution: Resistance to U.S. & U.N. Occupation (tags)
". . . Why Haiti has been persecuted for the last 200 years? Because it is an affront to the colonial powers to have slaves rise up and defeat them. It is a bad example. [Applause.] There are a lot of lessons to be learned, and they don't want it ever to happen again. [Applause continues.]" -- Margaret Prescod, Pacifica Radio
The New Haitian Revolution: Resistance to U.S. & U.N. Occupation (tags)
". . . Why Haiti has been persecuted for the last 200 years? Because it is an affront to the colonial powers to have slaves rise up and defeat them. It is a bad example. [Applause.] There are a lot of lessons to be learned, and they don't want it ever to happen again. [Applause continues.]" -- Margaret Prescod, Pacifica Radio
BTL:Indictment of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay Adds to... (tags)
...Growing Cloud of Corruption Charges Hanging Over GOP ~ Interview with Alex Knott, of the Center for Public Integrity, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Katrina and the Prehistory (tags)
Robert Scheer in "The Nation" wrote that the catastrophe was the result of a campaign to systematically demonize the role of the central government in American life.
Murdering Enforcers Have No Right to Rule (tags)
Murdering Enforcers Have No Right to Rule Word from the RC4 On the LAPD Massacre of Raúl Peña and His 18-Month-Old Daughter Susie
SOS Racists Identified (tags)
Robert Floyd of Pearblossom, CA (posts on both the Stormfront and SOS forums under the name Baldy) is a National Vanguard member/white nationalist and regular attendee of SOS rallies (I guess that would make him a member of SOS too). His name was printed in Sunday’s (6/17/05) Los Angeles Times. The National Vanguard is also planning a BP3 (details below)
Senator Dianne Feinstein's Deadly Silence (tags)
"Senator Dianne Feinstein's office sill not intervene if the FBI decides to kill a reporter"--Ashley Tveit, Case Manager at Senator Feinstein's San Francisco office.
Evidence links George Bush to Los Angeles drug operation (tags)
Local Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)
Marine Cpl. Carlos Pineda, 23, Los Angeles; Killed During a Rescue in Iraq
The Fix is In - American Media Ignore Downing Street Memo (tags)
Over the last month, the American media has studiously avoided a story that has dominated the rest of the world. A leak transcript of a meeting with the British Prime Minister well before the invasion of Iraq showed that the US had decided to go to war even though it had no proof of weapons of mass destruction. Mainstream media argue that there is no news, that the American people already knew that the Bush admistration was mistaken. Conservative talk show hosts continue to deny that there are any problems. In a small, cramped room in the Capitol, Cong. Conyers held hearings on the Downing Street Memo. Ralph Nader, the Green Party and Rep. Maurice Hinchey call for impeachment.
Snowed: US (Corporate) Media Ignore climate change (tags)
author: Ross Gelbspan / Mother Jones Jun 11, 2005 12:05 Though global climate change is breaking out all around us, the U.S. news media has remained silent. Not because climate change is a bad story-to the contrary: Conflict is the lifeblood of journalism, and the climate issue is riven with conflict.
Bush's Abuse of Power (tags)
The First Amendment, once the steward and protector of our freedom of speech..is being relentlessly reduced to oblivion, a near-forgotten dinosaur.
James Gilchrist and the California Minutemen Joining SaveOurState in Baldwin Park (tags)
Jim Gilchrist and James L Chase (Commander of the California Minutemen) commit to attending the BPII Protest.
Tell the FCC: stop covert commercial propaganda on TV (tags)
On May 25th, Federal Communications Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein gave a rousing speech about the “most pernicious symptoms” of “increasing commercialization of American media,” including product placement and corporate shills in “news” programming. Email all four FCC commissioners today to require TV stations to make “clear and prominent” disclosure of all covert commercial propaganda, including product placement and corporate shills.
Audio: HBO/NBC's JIM LAMPLEY on Election 2004 , "the biggest crime in [our history]&q (tags)
Audio: Exclusive Interview with HBO/NBC's JIM LAMPLEY on his Huffington Post firefight after blogging that Election 2004 was "the biggest crime in the history of the nation!" Plus: How The U.S. Press Has Sanitized The War in Iraq: Video/Transcript And Is Bush a Sith Lord? PLUS: How The U.S. Press Has Sanitized The War in Iraq: Video/Transcript
Wal-Mart Conference at UCLA June 4 (tags)
Environmental and labor leaders to address the Wal-Mart threat at free UCLA conference on June 4.
Bush's democratic rhetoric sets the middle east on fire (tags)
Battling the windmills while Iraq burns By RAMZY BAROUD Special to The Japan Times DOHA, Qatar -- Cast aside the nonsensical rhetoric about U.S. President George W. Bush's ostensibly successful efforts to bolster democratic tendencies "sweeping" the Middle East, and you'll discover that the facts are not so rosy, with Iraq remaining the most horrific reminder. Bush seems to reside over an entirely different world reality when he adamantly presents himself as a visionary whose uppermost concerns are freedom and democracy worldwide, with due emphasis on the Middle East.
More money down the drain: War cost bleeds states, cities (tags)
As U.S. casualties in Iraq topped 1,600, the U.S. Congress approved another $82 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and related spending, with the bulk going to the Iraq occupation.
Miguel Contreras Remembered (tags)
Today we mourn the death of Miguel Contreras, a major figure in the Los Angeles and national trade union movement, who died suddenly last Friday of a heart attack. Miguel was the Secretary-Treasurer of the L.A. County Federation of Labor—that is, its executive director, field general, chief strategist and tactician.
CWA union backs new labor Assembly Bill (tags)
AB1172 is much needed paycheck protections for commission based employees of California.
Kill The Poor (tags)
The second in a series of articles concerning targetting of the homeless.
Christian Fascists At Air Force Academy Threaten Humanity (tags)
Christian fascists are making the publicly-funded science college, the Air Force Academy, a bastion of superstitition and fascism, putting the military in the position of endangering all of humanity with their belief in the "second coming" and "end time" and their access to nuclear weapons. It was the US Air Force that made possible the 9/11 Inside Job.
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.
Hummer Arsonist Sentenced (tags)
A man who was a graduate physics student at the California Institute of Technology was sentenced today to 100 months in federal prison for his conviction last year on a series of arson charges related to firebomb attacks on sport utility vehicles in the San Gabriel Valley.
Terminator’s pension scam takes hit (tags)
SAN FRANCISCO — In a surprise announcement April 7, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he is delaying until June 2006 a controversial ballot initiative to change state workers’ pensions from public, guaranteed-benefit programs to privatized 401(k)-like pensions.
MEDIA IMPARTIALITY A MYTH (tags)
Amid ever more aggressive criticism of our ‘democratic’ mass media the question we should ask is whether our media’s much vaunted impartiality has become blatantly partial over the last years or whether the mass media has always been the serf of particular interests, interests camouflaged as the struggle to preserve the freedom of ‘our’ democratic world.
Thurs. 3/31: Pablo Paredes & Javier Couso Join Amy Goodman Live in LA (tags)
Javier Couso Joins Amy Goodman Live in LA Brother of Jose Couso, the Spanish cameraman killed when a US military tank fired on the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad nearly two years ago. Javier is in the United States to call for an independent investigation into the death of his brother and the prosecution of those responsible.
Spooks in the city of angels (tags)
Los Angeles Times has a fascinating piece below-the-fold about the Iranian diaspora community in Los Angeles — the largest anywhere outside of Iran — and the efforts by various national security agencies (including the CIA) to gather intelligence about Iran from this ex-pat community.
Unlocking the System (tags)
If the plan for reform at the California Youth Authority goes through, it could become a model of community-based rehabilitation. The promise of such major transformation has some activists asking: Is it too good to be true?
Former LA Times reporter's book railroaded (tags)
A book by former LA Times reporter Jason Leopold that lays bare the backbones of its author's journey through crime, drug addition, power politics in the newsroom and government and corporate scandal has brought its author head on against the very power politics about which he wrote.
For Israel/Palestine: The Meaning of 'RELATIVE CALM' – LA Times Style (tags)
Over all, I guess what he [THE L.A. TIMES] means is relatively obvious: That he can run whatever he wants, distort whatever he desires, lead with whatever his lies. I guess he means that FACTS don't matter, TRUTH is irrelevant, and deceit the order of the day. I guess he means that Americans are pawns, readers are sheep, and people will just keep swallowing whatever the media choose to dish out. I hope you'll tell him he's wrong: 213-237-5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Watchdog Nation (tags)
Who's watching the watchers? How the ADL and SPLC have moved into goosestepping tandem with the FBI to observe the people..
Vigilant Resolve (tags)
Remembering The First Siege Of Fallujah: Excerpts From Testimony Submitted To The World Tribunal On Iraq, University of Rome (III), February 10-13, 2005
The Corporate Media Need Some Competition: Time for a Labor Paper! (tags)
Unions have been wasting millions every year trying in vain to get the workers’ story into the media. Forget it! It’s time for them to back an independent labor newspaper to challenge the corporate media’s lies.
Killing a Story, Helping to Elect a Corrupt, Lying President (tags)
Finally revealed in Extra! magazine: The inside story of how the New York Times and Washington Post both killed the story of Bush’s cheating use of a secret hearing device in the presidential debates, possibly influencing the outcome of the presidential race.
Protest against Donovan Jackson verdict in Inglewood (tags)
Should cops beat up minority teens and become millionaires? Say no, by protesting the verdict at Inglewood City Hall
We have met the enemy, and it is US (corporate media) (tags)
On December 18, I attended Gary Webb’s memorial service in Sacramento, along with about 250 other people.
100 Facts and 1 Opinion (tags)
From the Purple States to your brain
The Radical Teen Cheerleaders (tags)
"We're teens, we're cute, we're radical to boot We're angry, we're tough, and we have had enough Are we straight? Are we queer? We're just tired of ignorant fear We're diverse and we're proud, no one's going to keep us down!" -- Radical Teen Cheer
SOME THOUGHTS IN MEMORY OF GARY WEBB (tags)
Gary Webb; reporter who broke the CIA-CRACK COCAINE connection story was found dead of an apparant suicide
R.I.P. Gary Webb -- Unembedded Reporter (tags)
Gary Webb, a courageous investigative journalist who was the target of one of the most ferocious media attacks on any reporter in recent history, was found dead Friday after an apparent suicide.
TRANSCRIPT: Interview with Gary Webb in 1998 Re-Broadcast Today on Democracy Now! (tags)
Gary Webb, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who wrote a series of stories linking the CIA to crack cocaine trafficking in Los Angeles, is dead at age 49. We hear an 1998 interview with Gary Webb on Democracy Now! and we speak with his colleague, veteran investigative journalist Robert Parry. [includes rush transcript]
America's Debt to Journalist Gary Webb (tags)
In 1996, journalist Gary Webb wrote a series of articles that forced a long-overdue investigation of a very dark chapter of recent U.S. foreign policy – the Reagan-Bush administration’s protection of cocaine traffickers who operated under the cover of the Nicaraguan contra war in the 1980s.
Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Exposes Corporate Scandal, Dirty Politics & His Life (tags)
In Off the Record, Jason Leopold reveals in startling detail how his desire to land the scoop at any cost ended up costing him his career.
RALPH NADER, UN CANDIDAT BAILLONE DANS UNE ELECTION SANS ENJEUX (tags)
En combattant la candidature de Ralph Nader, qui porte les idées progressistes depuis plusieurs décennies, pour donner un blanc-seing au clone démocrate de G.W. Bush, les notables du mouvement « N’importe Qui Sauf Bush » ont ruiné cinq années de mobilisation croissante depuis la naissance du mouvement alter-mondialiste en 1999 à Seattle, jusqu’au mouvement anti-guerre qui a rassemblé des millions de personnes dans le monde en 2003, et qui exige aujourd’hui la fin de l’occupation étrangère en Irak et en Palestine. Au moment où la prétendue "guerre contre le terrorisme" s'intensifie, le mouvement pacifiste reste à reconstruire.
CHEMTRAILS finally explained...it's true, they're real (tags)
At long last, I've found an article to explains CHEMTRAILS and the reasoning behind them. It's well worth the time spent in reading this lengthy article to become apprised as to what in the hell is really going on..... Aerosol and Electromagnetic Weapons in the Age of Nuclear War by Amy Worthington
How three of the nation's top newspapers killed a big Bulgegate scoop (tags)
When a top NASA research scientist offered three of the country’s top newspapers the enhanced photographs he’d worked on of the Bush debates, showing how Bush lied, they all took a dive—even that once great hero of the Watergate scandal, Bob Woodward, now assistant managing editor of the Washington Post
GAY NATION (tags)
The Gay Nation must NUKE THE CLOSET: Come out and use our real names! We must unify the Gay Nation, the Youth Nation, and Anarchy into a single concept and campaign, to overthrow the dark age and launch the Age of Light!
LAPD officer admits to three year robbery spree (tags)
Newly released documents show that a former Los Angeles police officer who's already serving a prison term for drug trafficking admitted he and other officers were behind a series of violent robberies.
New Book on Earth Liberation Front (tags)
FORMER ELF SPOKESPERSON CRAIG ROSEBRAUGH RELEASES NEW BOOK
Bush Beats Brutal Competition to Become Al-Qaida’s “Man of the Year” (tags)
Isn’t it funny how the guy who talks the most about defeating terrorists has done the absolute worst job of doing it? Well, no, it’s not, and what’s even more so not funny is that, if the U.S. gets hit again before the election, it would probably condemn us to another four years of the same bad routine. For more details, read on.
9/19: Los Angeles DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 7) (tags)
Teacher/Student Day: Students and Teachers gather to support Higher Education
9/14 Los Angeles DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 2) (tags)
Los Angeles, CA - Across the street from an institution of higher learning, the Los Angeles DREAM Fast and Vigil participants continued their efforts to inform the public about the significance and necessity of passing the DREAM Act.
NICHOLAS BAKER RECIPIENT OF LOS ANGELES TIMES "ABOVE & BEYOND " AWARD (tags)
TWELVE YEAR OLD STUDENT RECEIVES LOS ANGELES TIMES AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
Will lie for VOTES (by Latuff) (tags)
Copyleft by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff. Democrats or Republicans? I don't give a shit! U.S. foreign policy remains the same.
9/11 and Anthrax - FRAMING ARABS (tags)
Except that we know for a fact that the Anthrax didn't come from the Middle East. It isn't Saddam's or Osama's, it's the very best high quality mil-spec Anthrax home grown at Fort Detrick, Dugway, and USAMRIID.
Profit over Science (tags)
"The shortsighted criminality of capitalist society is clear. Mentally deficient and motor handicapped babies will be born becauwse the political state is an instrument of powerful industrial interests.."
Commentary: What Really Happened at the Aladdin? (tags)
Did Las Vegas give Linda Ronstadt the boot? Was she censored for her political views? By Joseph Smigelski Many people are starting to ask, What really happened at the Aladdin Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday night, July 17th? Was Linda Ronstadt removed from the stage because the crowd had become unruly and safety issues had been raised, or was it because the casino’s management disagreed with her political views?
No to Bush Lite, Yes to Independent Workers' Campaign: WWP Candidates (tags)
While the Democratic Party's voting base is turning against war and corporate domination, Kerry is trying to drag everyone in the opposite direction.
Green Strategy 2004-2008 (tags)
How did the David Cobb/Pat LaMarche ticket receive the Green Party nomination? And what does it mean for the Green Party in particular and American politics in general? My conclusion is that the so-called "red states" Greens, by rejecting Ralph Nader/Peter Camejo campaign, first of all served to diminish the Green Party's own strength in the "safe state" of California, ironically without helping the pro-war Democratic Party candidate John Kerry (despite the hope of the Cobb/LaMarche faction) in the most crucial "swing states": Ohio (20 electors/3.6% victory margin in 2000), Florida (27/0.0%), Pennsylvania (21/4.1%), and Michigan (17/5.1%).
Chemtrail crisis: an overview and update (tags)
From the April 2001 Idaho Observer:
BTL:Former Diplomats and Generals Publicly Condemn Bush Foreign Policy (tags)
Interview with Robert Oakley, career U.S. diplomat, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Texans can do no wrong (tags)
"After reading stacks of documents from the investigations and talking to energy experts, I found more smoking guns in California's energy crisis than in a Clint Eastwood movie, and none of them have Ken Lay's prints on them." -- Kathryn Jones, 2001
BTL:Bush Administration Memos on Torture Policy Reveal Official Complicity in.. (tags)
...Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners~ Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Freepers to crawl back in thier holes (tags)
LOS ANGELES -- A majority of American registered voters now say conditions in Iraq did not merit war, but most are reluctant to abandon efforts there, according to a new Los Angeles Times poll.
Bush, Rumsfeld confronted in U.S., Europe, Asia (tags)
The first week of June was not a good time to be George W. Bush or Donald Rumsfeld.
Rat in a Drain Ditch, Caught on a Limb (tags)
It’s been a long, dark, strange trip these past three-plus years, but rejoice, dear readers: Bush is toast! How can this be, you ask, and how can one be so sure? Read on, and be ye comforted: Find out why the Bushman goeth come November.
Our Myopic Beeblebrox: Plausible Selective Memories (tags)
Pabst Blue Ribbon, ketchup, a Black Panther in Cuba, myopia, Pat Brown and Sci-Fi classics: an eclectic and selective obituary of Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th President of the United States of America.
THE SUMMER OF TERROR 2004 (tags)
The criminals who got away with 9/11 are planning more far larger scale attacks.
BTL:The Status of Iraqi Women Deteriorates Under U.S. Occupation (tags)
Interview with Rania Masri, director of the Southern Peace Research, Institute for Southern Studies, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Josh Cannole Gets Apology, $20,000 (tags)
''I am writing this letter as a matter of moral ethics'' (tags)
"The Christian in me says it's wrong, but the corrections officer in me says, 'I love to make a grown man piss himself.' "
Life & Death in South L.A. (tags)
The decline of King/Drew Hospital should serve as a cautionary tale to anyone who clings to the notion that health care should be dispensed by the government.
New 'Abuse' photos on Arab TV (tags)
The prison was said to have died in the midst of intensive questioning in the shower by military intelligence officials. After he collapsed, the interrogators removed the bag and then saw severe head wounds that had not been treated.
Brutality starts at home (tags)
US President George W Bush condemned the incidents of Iraq prison abuse and those who perpetrated them, saying: "That's not the way we do things in America." But unfortunately, that's not quite true.
The US nuclear option and the "War on Terrorism" (tags)
the Bush Administration has embarked upon a military adventure which threatens the future of humanity.
'You should be ashamed of what you did to Tillman' (tags)
Bill O'Reilly called political cartoonist Ted Rall "a far left guy" who "makes (Gary) Trudeau look like Rush Limbaugh."
Officials blame San Diego fires on arson (tags)
Officials blame San Diego fires on arson
Country Joe Band, 2004: 'Uncle Sam Needs Your Help Again' (tags)
Taking the stage at a community center in the small Northern California town of Bolinas, a group of four musicians quickly showed themselves to be returning as a vibrant creative force centered very much in the present.
Saddam's capture revisited (tags)
On 28 March the BBC aired an "expose" revealing the identity of Saddam Hussein's betrayer, but news of this had already broken by January. And what the BBC didn't mention was that a chain of events, beginning last July, signaled the start of the dictator's demise.
Nader asks if the peace movement is going to support "two pro-war candidates?" (tags)
"The way to save U.S. and Iraqi lives and reverse the escalating spiral of violence is for the United States to go back home," Nader said. He added: "The peace movement in this country’s going to have a very interesting choice: whether they’re going to basically support two pro-war candidates or whether they’re going to support a muscular peace candidate."
FINALLY SOME TRUTH IN L.A. TIMES (tags)
FROM THE LOS ANGELES TIMES VIA ZNET: Both Sunnis and Shiites have seen their homes attacked and their religious sites desecrated. Up against a shared enemy, they are beginning to bury ancient rivalries and join forces against the occupation. Instead of a civil war, they are on the verge of building a common front.
Media Coverage of Iraq Called “Shameful” (tags)
Media Coverage of Iraq Called “Shameful” By Peers
Why a British TV presenter is suing the Governor of California (tags)
BTL:White House Attack on Former Counter-Terrorism Chief Part of... (tags)
...Trend Toward Those Who Dare to Speak Out* Interview with Daniel Ellsberg, former U.S. Defense Department analyst prosecuted for his release of now-famous "Pentagon Papers," conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Was the CA March 2nd Primary Hacked by an E-Voting Manufacturer? (tags)
Was the CA March 2nd Primary Hacked by an E-Voting Manufacturer? At the very bottom is a list of CA Senators and other election officials; for anyone interested in a fair election please contact them and demand that the following allegations be thoroughly investigated and the election officials responsible be held accountable. From www.blackboxvoting.org Wednesday April 1, 2004 Money, Access, and Stunning Security Flaws — A Poor Recipe for Fair Elections — By Bev Harris, Tuesday March 31 2004 * * * * * Section 18575 of the California Elections Code makes it illegal for anyone other than an election officer to handle, count, or canvass ballots: Every person is guilty of a felony, and on conviction shall be punished by imprisnment in the state prison for two, three or four years, who at any election: (a) without first having been appointed and qualified, acts as an election officer, (b) not being an election officer, performs or discharges any of the duties of an election officer in regard to the handling, counting, or canvassing of any ballts. This section provides that only authorized people, such as an election officer, may count votes. To the extent that an unauthorized person handles or counts votes, he or she is in violation of section 18575. * * * * * In Riverside County, California, I recently participated in the videotaping a statement that causes me concern. On election night, March 2, two people who do not work for the County, Sequoia employees Michael Frontera and Eddie Campbell were observed to access the WinEds central tabulator during the middle of the count. At this time, approximately 8:50 on election night, about one-third of Riverside's 157 precincts had been counted. At that point, the count was such that an automatic runoff would have been required between Linda Soubirous, a candidate for County Supervisor, and her opponent, Bob Buster. In the central count room of Riverside County at this time, no vote tabulation activity appeared to be going on. Two men were at the central tabulation terminals, the computers that add up all the votes from precincts around the county. Sequoia employee Michael Frontera was sitting at central tabulator terminal typing into the program, and Sequoia employee Eddie Campbell was standing next to him talking to him.
Most in U.S. think Bush was lax on Terror (tags)
Bush's overall job approval rating is 51 percent, down slightly from November and just above the 50 percent level that heralds a danger zone for candidates seeking reelection.
Hoover, Nixon had FBI follow Kerry--nothing found (tags)
Wherever Kerry went he was followed; Washington, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Urbana, Illinois. Details of his movements were sent to the then-FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and President Nixon.
BTL:After Terrorist Bombing, Spanish Election Defeat of Bush Ally Sends... (tags)
...Shock Waves Through Washington* Interview with Jeff Cohen, columnist and media critic, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
FBI in the classroom no to bush (tags)
Authorities searched Caltech classrooms and tracked the e-mails to Cottrell Why is the racist fbi in our classrooms!!!
The Los Angeles Supermarket Strike of 2003-2004 (tags)
Media coverage was eclipsed by Hollywood’s Academy Awards, but on Sunday, Feb. 29, Southern California supermarket workers voted 86% to end their five-month old strike, accepting a contract that amounts to a serious, if not total, victory for a determined employer offensive with national implications.Thus one of the most important strikes in the U.S. in years has ended in defeat.
Caltech Student Arrested in Arson Spree (tags)
SOMEONE OWES JOSH AN APOLOGY! A Caltech graduate student allegedly affiliated with an eco-terrorist group was arrested today in connection with last summer's arson attacks aimed at Hummers and other sports utility vehicles at four dealerships in the San Gabriel Valley.
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.
Democratic frontrunner declares he will be stronger "war president" than Bush (tags)
What makes Kerry’s contribution so valuable, in the eyes of the ruling elite, is that his campaign will deprive the American people of any significant choice on the most basic issue, war and peace. There will be no fundamental change in US foreign policy if Kerry wins the election.
BUSH IN L.A. (tags)
Baby Bush made an appearance in the City of The Angels the day after Super Tuesday; rolling out his campaign tour at the historic Shrine Auditorium. His visit did not go unnoticed by the activist community, and the best and the brightest were there to make sure his visit would not go unheralded
Southern California Supermarket Strike: A Missed Opportunity (tags)
Article written before the vote about the outcome of the grocery workers' strike.
U.N. Spying and Evasions of American Journalism (tags)
by normon solomon British intelligence caught spying on Kofi Annan, scandal rocks blair govt; us journalists evasive.
BTL:U.S. Fails to Act as Death Squads Vow to Overthrow Government of... (tags)
...Haitian President Aristide. Interview with Larry Birns, executive director of Council on Hemispheric Affairs, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Stay Granted in Kevin Cooper's execution (tags)
At the 11th hour, the appeals court grants a stay of execution for Kevin Cooper
Arnold Schwarzenegger does fundraiser for Congressman with former ties to al-Qaeda (tags)
Governor Groper will be in Huntington Beach tommorrow night to do a fundraiser for a Congressman with former ties al-Qaeda. So much for patriotism.
Hanoi John (tags)
The book he doesn’t want you to see: When Kerry ran for election to the U.S. House of Representative in 1972, “he found it necessary to suppress reproduction of the cover picture appearing on his own book, The New Soldier. His political opponent pointed out that it depicted several unkempt youths crudely handling an American flag to mock the famous photo of the U.S. Marines at Iwo Jima,” according to Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry. “Suddenly, copies of the book became unavailable and even disappeared from libraries. But the Lowell (Mass.) Sun said of the type of person shown on its cover: ‘These people spit on the flag, they burn the flag, they carry the flag upside down, [and] they all but wipe their noses with it in their efforts to show their contempt for everything it still stands for,’” the New American reported. Even today it is hard to find this infamous photo and book.
Advocating ethnic cleansing (tags)
Very rarely does a major newspaper publish essays endorsing both the logic and the practice of ethnic cleansing. But the Los Angeles Times yesterday did just that, when it published Benny Morris's "In '48 Israel Did What it Had to Do"
Cheney and Scalia's Hunting trip on Big Energy's dime (tags)
The present controversy began when Scalia accompanied Cheney on a hunting trip to Texas one month after the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case this spring. The two flew on a private jet owned by an energy corporation.
The Next Middle Class (tags)
In their own ways, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt, provided the institutional frameworks for middle-class growth. Now, radical ideas are necessary to prevent a return to feudalism.
Southern California: la huelga de los trabajadores de supermercados (tags)
Cuando se publica este artículo los trabajadores y trabajadoras de Albertson's, Vons y Ralphs entran en el cuarto mes de huelga.
The Barreling Bushes (tags)
In case you missed it the Bush crime family is becoming mainstream knowledge...this should prove interesting...
BTL:Despite Ashcroft's Recusal from CIA Leak Case... (tags)
...White House Still Refuses to Appoint Independent Counsel. Interview with Ray McGovern, retired CIA analyst, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Viva la huelga de Souther California (tags)
An article by a latinamerican student about grocery workers! (only in spanish, sorry!!!) I hope you enjoy it!!!
Iraq | Pre-War Weapons Supply Syria indicated as main arms link (tags)
DAMASCUS, Syria - A Syrian trading company with close ties to the ruling regime smuggled weapons and military hardware to Saddam Hussein between 2000 and 2003, helping Syria become the main channel for illicit arms transfers to Iraq despite a stringent U.N. embargo, documents recovered in Iraq show.
Anti Defamation League (ADL) #7 (tags)
Freedom of Information Act records show that the ADL played a major role in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s co/intell/pro racial matters' and white hate groups' operations targeting the civil rights movement as well as its opponents.
Ritt Goldstein: A Police State Rising? (tags)
Investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein's chronicle on the rise and ramifications of police power...from both journalistic and deeply personal perspectives.
how israel manipulated western intelligence agencies (tags)
WASHINGTON, 19 December 2003 - It's no secret that much of the news reported in Israel's Hebrew-language media never reaches the mainstream American press, for the simple reason that items unfavorable to Israel generally are not translated.
BTL:Bush Surprise Thanksgiving Visit to Baghdad Decried by... (tags)
...Military Families as Re-election Photo Opp Interview with Jeri Reed, member of Military Families Speak Out conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
BTL:Critics Charge that FBI Spying on Peace Groups Chills Free Speech (tags)
Interview with Barbara Olshansky, attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
The Boykin Affair Still simmers (tags)
One top U.S. official noted that when the Boykin story broke, it "was the worst day of my life. . . .It confirmed [the] conspiracy theory that the war on terrorism is really a war on Islam."
BTL:Congress Passes Medicare Prescription Drug Bill Which Critics Call... (tags)
...a Gift to Pharmaceutical Companies and Moves System Toward Privatization.Interview with Gail Shearer, director of health policy analysis, Consumer's Union, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
9/11: Flights of Fancy in Florida (tags)
In these selected excerpts from his landmark article, Chaim Kupferberg looks at the Florida portion of the 9/11 Legend, using the recorded recollections of Yosri Fouda - the only journalist ever to interview the 9/11 mastermind - in order to expose a glaring contradiction in the "official" record of 9/11.
Schwarzenegger accepts $$ from Wackenhut (tags)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who boasted during his campaign that he would not be beholden to special interests, has accepted a $53,000 donation from a company operating a private prison in the state slated to be shut down.
BTL:As Effects of Global Warming Result in Dramatic Climate Change... (tags)
...U.S. Continues to Resist Reduction of Greenhouse Gases. Interview with Bill McKibben, environmentalist and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Self-Censorship: The LA Times and ``Resistance Fighters' (tags)
"The Los Angeles Times instructed its editors not to speak any more of Iraqi resistance fighters. Instead the words rebels or guerillas should be used according to the email order.."
BTL:Activists Strategize at National Conference to Democratize US Media System (tags)
Speech delivered by Robert McChesney, co-founder and president of Free Press, at the National Conference on Media Reform, Nov. 8, 2003 produced by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
5 PM Friday: Humanitarian Travelers to Iraq (tags)
Support Local Civilians Who Have Traveled to Iraq for Humanitarian Purposes Fight U.S. Government's Pursuit of Charges Against Those Making Similar Trips 5:00 PM, Friday, November 14th
BTL:Military Families With Loved Ones in Iraq Oppose the War While... (tags)
...Supporting U.S. Troops* Interview with Larry Syverson, member of Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
United States: US media subservient to the state (tags)
The Media Whores, marching lockstep (Goose Step?) with the Bush Regime's agenda has whored itself repeatedly because "War Sells". All those nice explosions and all that misery keep the Proles complacent and glued to the screen of the Programming machine.
BTL:Thousands of Iraqis Killed During War Contributes Toward... (tags)
...Resistance Against U.S. Occupation. Interview with Carl Conetta, co-director at the Project on Defense Alternatives, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Fox News:Miles from 'fair and balanced' (tags)
LA Times article on bias at Fox News, and who's responsible.
Orange County's Scariest Cops (tags)
OC Weekly identifies the 31 most evil cops in Orange County
FOX Whistleblower: Miles from 'fair and balanced' (tags)
"Daily life at [Fox] is all about management politics....Editorially, the FNC newsroom is under the constant control and vigilance of management....[Fox] is, to a large extent, 'Roger's [Murdoch] Revenge' against what he considers a liberal, pro-Democrat media establishment...."
No pause in Patriot Act pounding (tags)
While Bush is working to undo more of our liberty, there are bipartisan efforts in Congress pushing back. Perhaps the most promising is the "Safety and Freedom Ensured (SAFE) Act" that would rollback some of the worst excesses of the Patriot Act. If even NBA commissioners know the Patriot Act is a bad thing, what is Congress waiting for?
USS Liberty Attack Cover-up on "Democracy Now" Today (tags)
USS Liberty Attack Cover-up on "Democracy Now" Today
DEATH THREATS FOR BUSH-NAZI REPORTER (tags)
new hampshire gazette reporter - tha last free journalist in the us - under 24-hr police "protection"
The Persecution of Sherman Austin (tags)
Fiddling while Rome burns (tags)
America produces a quarter of the world's carbon dioxide emissions, the population has risen by 100 million since 1970 and when an area three times the size of Britain was recently opened up for mining, drilling, logging and road building, no one took much notice. What does the Bush administration do? It ignores all attempts to curb environmental damage. In a major investigation that took him from the Salton Sea in California to Crooked Creek in Florida, Matthew Engel reports on how America is ravaging the planet
BTL:Bolivian Uprising is Another Blow to Corporate Globalization in... (tags)
...Latin America. Interview with Jim Schultz, executive director of the Democracy Center, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Ashcroft's selective prosecution of Greenpeace, etc. (tags)
Students, Nuns and Sailor-Mongers, Beware
Health care costs spark Calif. strikes (tags)
VAN NUYS, Calif. – Daniel Lucra, 19, just wants to keep his health care in case he gets sick or hurt on his job behind the deli counter at Albertson’s, where slippery floors and sharp blades can cause injuries.
GOD 'PUT BUSH IN CHARGE' (tags)
LA Times: Officials Confirm Israeli Nuke Launching Subs (tags)
The story contains the first official confirmation from both American and Israeli officials that Israel can launch nuclear weapons from its submarines. The ultimate guarantee of mutually assured destruction (MAD). The acronym MAD also makes for a most appropriate word to describe the human condition.
The Sperminator (tags)
I realize that the big story of the day is that the Siegfried and Roy act is on indefinite hold, but I thought I'd chance a few words about the erection. I mean, election. Sorry, I've got Schwarzenegger on the brain---but not in the way you might think. Sex is not the problem here. It's certainly not Arnold's problem, as he obviously has enjoyed lots and lots of sex with lots and lots of women, and probably still does. Collie-fawnia, heah I come! The Sperminator!
The Corporate Media Engineers an Election By the Numbers (tags)
Never has there ever been a more profound example of the corporate media engineering an election and yes I mean a more profound example than even election 2000.
Consider That a Divorce (tags)
Total recall of Governor Gray Davis, a veteran California politician to replace him with a science fiction actor called “The Terminator.” Science fiction has become science reality in the mythical paradise that early Spanish explorers called “California.”
CSULB students wheat-paste Anti-Schwarzenegger Fliers (tags)
CSULB Wheat-Pasted with Anti-Schwarzenegger Fliers-
DAVIS TO STAY? POLL SAYS CALIFORNIA RECALL SUPPORT DROPS TO 44 PERCENT (tags)
A poll of 1000 registered voters, conducted by Elway-McGuire Research for Knight Ridder from Wednesday through Saturday, found the percentage of people saying they would definitely vote to oust Governor Gray Davis dropped from 52 per cent on Wednesday to 44 per cent on Saturday.
TODAY NOON: Stop Arnold Protest Outside Wiesenthal Center (tags)
Jews, Women, Immigrants and African Americans Call on Arnold to Atone For His Sins on Yom Kippur Have Been Targets of His Degrading Comments and He Has Publicly Praised Three Fascists Leaders
Why wasn't Davis investigated too? (tags)
Davis should have been investigated for his violent assaults on women.
The Oakland Tribune says "hasta la vista, Arnold!" (tags)
The Oakland Tribune runs an editorial withdrawing its endorsement of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Kudos to LA Times, Schwarzenegger lies Again, and Another Victim's Story (tags)
The Los Angeles Times did its job in sparkling fashion with its investigation of Arnold the Groping Liar published this week. Schwarzenegger's campaign is trying to say Gov. Gray Davis was behind the story, but that's not the case. Here is part of the story of another of those victims that I told a Times reporter about several weeks ago, but they did not have time to confirm the account.
When You Vote For Schwarzenegger, You Are His Bitch (tags)
A vote for Schwarzenegger is not a vote for an actor, or a politician, or a Republican, it is a vote for an ego.
Sex, Lies and the Angry Left (tags)
It was OK for Clinton hit on young women recently, and to lie because that was 'only about sex.' But it's terrible for Arnold to have hit on young women 30 years ago, and to have been truthful about it.
More women accuse Governor Groper of sexual battery (tags)
Meanwhile, a new accusation surfaced from Escobar, a 41-year-old Los Angeles wife and mother and a waitress at a restaurant in the Fairmont Miramar hotel in Santa Monica. In an interview with The Times, she said Schwarzenegger had threatened to assault her when she was a teenager in the late 1970s.
Governor Groper, an admitted sexual predator, denies admiring Adolph Hitler (tags)
Governor Groper, an admitted sexual predator, denies being an admirer of Adolph Hitler.
LA Transgenders Remember Gwen, Other Tragedies & Triumps of 2002-2003 (tags)
As the October 3 one year anniversay of the brutal slaying of Bay Area Transgender teen Gwen Araujo is remembered, Los Angeles' large community can recall other tragedies, and triumphs of the past year.
America's Camp Delta, Guantanamo: 660 Prisoners, 42 Countries, No Rights, No Cha (tags)
Peter Camejo Needs Support, Write/call League of Women Voters to Be Included in Debate (tags)
Green candidate calls on League of Women Voters members to protest their organization's efforts to exclude the Green Party from gubernatorial debates. Camejo campaign will launch national web-based letter writing campaign from http://www.votecamejo.org targeting media outlets and League of Women Voters.
FBI searches computers at Caltech library in SUV arson probe (tags)
FBI agents seeking a self-proclaimed arsonist searched computers at the California Institute of Technology for clues into fires set at four Southern California car dealerships.
Code Pink briefly terminates Arnold (tags)
Code Pink briefly terminates Arnold
When will anyone admit that it has been a huge fraud? (tags)
"Oops. There are no weapons of mass destruction after all. ...That excuse for the U.S. intelligence failure in Iraq would be laughable were the circumstances not so appalling. It means Bush ignored all the cautions of career diplomats and intelligence experts in every branch of the U.S. government over the unsubstantiated word of Iraqi renegades."
Transgenders: LA Times Still Doesn’t Get It. (tags)
Times "Readers Representative" defends use of male pronoun-refences to dead trans woman, states meeting with queer rights group would be unproductive.
Woman says she was harassed by family man Schwarzenegger for two days to have sex (tags)
A woman who worked behind the scenes in one of Schwarzenegger’s movie’s a few years ago says he harassed her for two days about having sex with him in his movie trailer. Is this a pattern with California's wannabe governor?
New book on PR industry ties to Bush regime (tags)
New book by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber exposes the role that PR companies play in manufacturing consent for US wars. Go out and buy a copy today to help put this title on the bestseller lists.
The Painful Truth Comes Out (tags)
California Democrats caught plotting against the little guy via hidden microphone. Admissions of involvement in harming the educational system, and instigating a budget crisis.
BTL:Corporate Media Must Widen Their Iraq-Gate Investigation Beyond the... (tags)
..."16 Words". Interview with Steve Rendall, senior analyst with Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
L.A. Times Cartoonist investigated by the Secret Service (tags)
L.A. Times Cartoonist Michael Ramirez is no Lalo Alcaraz, he's a deeply conservative fellow that fully supports Bush and the war on Iraq. Ramirez created a cartoon that supports Bush and portrays him as a victim being politically murdered for his attacking Iraq. Now Ramirez is being investigated by the Secret Service for his drawing!
September 11 commission complains of “intimidation” and stonewalling (tags)
The federal commission investigating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington charged July 8 that its work was being hampered by the reluctance of federal agencies to hand over documents or provide witnesses for unimpeded interview by commission staff.
Media Cover up (tags)
The time has come to hold the media responsible for the lies they have told on behalf of the criminal Bush administration!
BTL:Iraq War is Looking Increasingly Like a Quagmire (tags)
Interview with former Calif. state Sen. Tom Hayden, antiwar activist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
New York Times Reporter Judith Miller Accused of “Hijacking” Military Unit in Iraq (tags)
Three months into their occupation of Iraq, US military forces have failed to find any evidence of the supposed stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons that Washington claimed as the principal justification for invading the country. It is no longer possible to conceal the fact that the Bush administration lied to the American people to promote an unprovoked war of aggression.
Death By Slow Burn - How America Nukes Its Own Troops (tags)
On March 30, an AP photo featured an American pro-war activist holding a sign: "Nuke the evil scum, it worked in 1945!" That's exactly what George Bush has done. America's mega-billion dollar war in Iraq has been indeed a NUCLEAR WAR.
Science Fictions (tags)
‘ Science Fictions is about scientists behaving very, very badly. Crewdson’s research is thorough, his writing brisk.’ — Edmonton Journa
Picket Line at LA Times (tags)
July 8th: PICKET LINE AT THE LA TIMES IN RESPONSE TO 6/27 HEADLINE LINKING OVERTURN OF SODOMY LAW WITH "MOLESTATION"
Listen to the MOCKINGBIRD (tags)
"You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month." CIA operative discussing with Philip Graham, editor Washington Post, on the availability and prices of journalists willing to peddle CIA propaganda and cover stories. "Katherine The Great," by Deborah Davis (New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1991)
A bastard's manifesto: A call for corporate perestroika (tags)
Corporations are really all about colonialism, and the hyperinflation of their power through a top-heavy distribution of wealth must eventually tip over if our species is truly humane and democratic.
The Road to Coverup Is the Road to Ruin (tags)
US Senate Floor Remarks - June 24, 2003 Mr. President, last fall, the White House released a national security strategy that called for an end to the doctrines of deterrence and containment that have been a hallmark of American foreign policy for more than half a century....
AS THE ECONOMY CRUMBLES - June 16, 2003 (tags)
Summarizing the crappy economic news of the week.
Fibbing It Up at Fox (tags)
Fox's protracted apologia is that despite promises of evidence of current weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) by the Bush Administration, the evidence has been ambiguous at best. Unfortunately for the network, I’ve been keeping a scratch diary of their reports since the war began.
BTL:With No Weapons of Mass Destruction Yet Found in Iraq... (tags)
...White House Justification for War Comes Under Fire Interview with Reese Erlich, journalist and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Bad Iraq data from start to finish (tags)
Ever since the tragedy of Sept. 11, the Bush administration has relied on selective and distorted intelligence data to make the case for invading Iraq. But the truth will out, and the White House is now scrambling to explain away its mendacity.
Does the Pentagon Have Amnesia on Lynch? (tags)
As you can see there is a wide gap between the facts as reported initially and the manner in which they are being reported now. As I understand the Defense Department's position, these recent accounts are "outrageous, patently false and unsupported by the facts."(3) At the same time, Defense Department officials now seem to be qualifying their earlier statements. For example, Bryan Whitman, Department of Defense spokesman, reportedly said "the U.S. military never claimed that the troops came under fire when they burst into the hospital."(4)
Solving The Enigma Of Media Manipulation (tags)
Most journalists have never told the truth about politics; they only are allowed to say what their bosses let them say. And almost always, if the newspaper or TV station is a big one, their bosses won't let them tell the truth about practically anything.
More myths, misconceptions and unanswered questions about the war in Iraq (tags)
In the wake of the war in Iraq, a number of questions have arisen about events during the war and Iraq's alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction and ties to Al Qaeda. As in our earlier columns about the Iraq debate, this article is intended to deal only with claims that have been addressed definitively or near-definitively in the public record. It is our hope that this column will serve to clarify some of the key issues being debated in the aftermath of the war and correct some of the most pervasive myths in circulation.
FBI Admits: No Evidence Links 'Hijackers' to 9-11 (tags)
Since frescaw and some of the other Trolls keep harping on the evil Muslim hijackers I thought this article worth a return visit.
U.S. Government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich (tags)
How has the secretive U.S.-based IMF/World Bank economically enslaved poor countries?
Pot Shrinks Tumors; Government Knew in '74 (tags)
"News coverage of the Madfrid discovery has been virtually nonexistent in this country. The news broke quietly on Feb 29, 2000 with a story that ran once on the UPI wire about the Nature Medicine article." This article was named by Project Censored in 2000.
BTL: Allegations of War Profiteering Leveled Against Halliburton and... (tags)
...Other Companies With Close Ties to White House. Interview with Charlie Cray, corporate reform campaigner at Citizen Works, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
The Rational Destruction of Yugoslavia (tags)
Now that the United States has completed a so-called humanitarian intervention in Iraq, I believe it is very informative to look back at the previous one in Yugoslavia. A brilliant analysis by noted author and political scientist Michael Parenti.
Impatient Justice (tags)
Congratulations. We've just won the wrong war.
BILDERBERG TO MEET IN VERSAILLES (tags)
The World's top Plutocrats and Monsters are having their annual shindig to decide how many millions of people are to be liquidated this year. These are the people who financed Hitler and others. One might call it a nexus of evil.
Death By Slow Burn - How America Nukes Its Own Troops (tags)
DU munitions are classified by a United Nations resolution as illegal weapons of mass destruction. Their use breaches all international laws, treaties and conventions forbidding poisoned weapons calculated to cause unnecessary suffering.
Inbedded Journalists Quiting Rolls (tags)
But the US military is not happy with this development. "We would really rather they did not do this," said Major Tim Blair, the US army officer in charge of the embed programme, citing safety concerns.
Saving Private Lynch' And Other Tales (tags)
It seemed that, every time I flipped between CNN and MSNBC, they were telling and re-telling "Saving Private Lynch," that archetypal, blonde-in-peril, made-for-TV movie coming to a ratings sweeps period near you. (And doesn't Saddam Hussein make the perfect Oil Can Harry, tying the pure-hearted heroine to the railroad tracks?)
A patriotic U.S. media covers the war in the Iraq (tags)
This Reuters piece shows how the mainstream press understands full well that it is a propaganda organ of states. I found it published in Ha'aretz at http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=278182&contrassID=1&subContrassID=8&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y
Iraq War Quiz (tags)
A quiz for the neo-con thugs
GULF WAR 2 TEST (tags)
found this on http://www.zmag.org $$$ take the quiz and rate yourself below. $$$ sources are listed next to the answers $$$
TAKE THE IRAQI WAR QUIZ (tags)
How much do you know about Iraq War II and our great government?
found this on http://www.zmag.org
DEPORT ART NOT ARABS!! (tags)
Deport Art Not Arabs!!
Why Americans Tune in to Canada (tags)
My e-mail inbox overfloweth with missives from our neighbours to the south as, I expect, those of many of my Star colleagues do. Many Americans seem pathetically grateful for offshore, online sources for news and views of the world. Not that the Canadian media are perfect. We make our mistakes. We have our biases. But here, at least, there's a vigorous and wide-ranging debate on the looming war. So who can blame skeptical Americans for resorting to Canadians when their "most trusted" and "most watched'' media are marching in lockstep to the drums of war?
Thousands Of U.S. fatalities expected in Iraq (tags)
Military experts are quietly warning that the impending war against Iraq will likely yield a high U.S. death toll.
Screen Actors Guild warns of new McCarthyism (tags)
Hollywood Actors Raise McCarthyism Specter on Iraq Tue Mar 4, 2003 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood actors, facing a vitriolic backlash for their opposition to a war against Iraq, have raised the specter of Cold War McCarthyism in an appeal to avoid returning to one of the movie industry's darkest hours.
Covert Operations Against Political Targets (tags)
Could the Los Angeles Times be in bed with corrupt County employees?
FCC Forum Feb 18 at USC! (tags)
It's open to the public, but it's not clear whether public testimony will be taken. Perhaps there are other ways of making our voices heard before the FCC commissioners at USC....
RW: Twisted Logic of a Twisted Empire (tags)
Write LAT on Mandela censorship (tags)
The Los Angeles Times willfully failed to make any mention of Nelson Mandela's criticism of GWB and Tony Blair. Write them at email@example.com
Washington revisó sus planes de guerra contra Kabul antes del 11-S (tags)
Desde 2001, se están publicando documentos que justifican el uso de la fuerza militar de EEUU para 'conquistar' recursos energéticos...EL MUNDO (España)
Why Feminism is AWOL on Islam (tags)
U.S. feminists should be protesting the brutal oppression of Middle Eastern women. But doing so would reveal how little they have to complain about at home.
Shaq's Apology Not Good Enough (tags)
Repost of a commentary on SF Gate about Shaq's racist comments last year about Chinese NBA player Yao Ming.
From 2002 to 2003: The struggle continues (tags)
Editorial commentary George W. Bush must have expected clear sailing for his right-wing agenda of war abroad and giveaways to the rich when the Republicans regained majority control of the U.S. Senate and added to their majority in the House in the Nov. 5 elections.
Baltimore Report Back from Bogota (tags)
What we learned during this trip was shocking, moving, and inspiring. Let us dedicate ourselves to the same fight whether it is stopping the Iraq war fighting racism fighting against State budget cuts or building solidarity for our sisters and brothers in Colombia. Stop plan Colombia! End U.S. imperialism! Justice for the Colombian workers!
Letter by Alliance of Iranian Americans to INS (tags)
We cannot understand why the completely legal Iranian immigrants, and the 245 (i) immigrants have been arrested? We also cannot understand why the Iranian immigrants who have overstayed their visas, but who came to the INS in good faith to comply with President Bush's call have been arrested? And, worst of all, we cannot understand why the sick, the disabled, and the elderly have been arrested? http://www.payvand.com/news/02/dec/1096.html
DECLERATION FOR THE DEPORTATION OF ART (tags)
DEPORT ART NOT ARABS!!
LA Times Poll: Most Unconvinced on Iraq War (tags)
Most Unconvinced on Iraq War Two-thirds believe Bush has failed to make the case an attack would be justified. Many think weapons are there, but they want proof.
SADDAM & RUMSFELD PARTNERSHIP OF USING CHEMICAL WEAPON (tags)
In 03,1984, with the Iran-Iraq war growing more brutal by the day, Rumsfeld was in Baghdad for meetings With Saddam Hussain. On the day of his visit, March 24th, UPI reported from the UN “Mustard gas laced with a nerve agent has been used on Iranian soldiers of war between Iran and Iraq, a team of U.N. experts has concluded...
Retaliation Against Citizen Whistleblowers (tags)
Citizen Whistleblowers in San Bernardino County are being subjected to retaliation in the form of false arrests and criminal charges, code enforcement inspections, visits from animal control, verbal and physical threats and even death.
Extreme Retaliation against Citizen Whistleblowers (tags)
We are ordinary citizens whose lives have become swept up into a corruption scandal of historic proportions in San Bernardino County, California. Eighteen public officials and businessmen have been indicted to date by the U. S. Attorney's Office to date, sixteen have pleaded guilty, two criminal cases are pending. We "the citizens" thought we lived in America where we had constitutional rights. We all experienced what we considered to be a violation of our civil rights. We all took proactive steps to legally address our local Government with our concerns and issues.
These people are victims too. (tags)
Hate crimes have rendered some murders meaningless.
Red-baiting. "The Anti-War Movement and Its Critics. (tags)
"Do we have an antiwar movement? We're getting there. We must be, because we're catching flak from the anti-anti war movement, Light Infantry division, staffed by Marc Cooper, Todd Gitlin, David Corn, and Christopher Hitchens."
Dome of the Rock to Collapse? (tags)
According to Israeli archeologists, the Haram al-Sharif, which houses the Muslim holy site of the Dome of the Rock, al-Aqsa Mosque, and a whole prayer center, is on the verge of collapse. Who is to blame? Israelis, Palestinians, or just old age? Is there even an answer, and is it politically motivated? Could it happen during the Muslim holy period of Ramadan.
MUST READING FOR ALL AMERICAN PATRIOTS AND OTHER FASCISTS..... (tags)
This article should be must reading for all American Patriots who are forever whining about "anti-Americanism"--not to mention anti-war Liberals who may be opposed to America's wars, but refuse to fight the American Empire itself. As this article suggests, America's current Terror War is only an extension of the Cold War. One that "continues under new names but, in essence, it is now a 'North-South' struggle--an effort to prevent the rise of any society that may set a credible example of an alternative to the capitalist model, and to prevent the rise of any power that might challenge American supremacy."
So. Central Green Lt. Gov. Candidate Donna Warren Silenced by LA Times Poll!! Write them! (tags)
This is not a democracy!!
A Million New Terrorists (tags)
"With its retreat from international obligations and agreements, the struggle against international terrorism and its posture in the Middle East conflict, the US government is now entangled in politics with double standards." Translated from the German
It's mind-blowing that LA Times wouldn't let guv candidate in building (tags)
I spent part of Monday at a local high school, telling a group of aspiring writers that journalism, at its best, serves a noble purpose. The press can be a voice for the little guy. Unfortunately, that's not always the case, as the Los Angeles Times reminded us this week. The Times, which sponsored a Monday debate between Gov. Gray Davis and Republican challenger Bill Simon, turned away the man most polls show running third: Green Party candidate Peter Camejo.
WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF US? Activists to Rally Outside Gubernatorial Candidate’s Forum 10/7 (tags)
Women on welfare and their children, low wage workers, and supporters of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support will rally outside the gubernatorial candidate's forum hosted by the LA Times at 11:30 AM on Monday, October 7, 2002. They will arrive with picket signs, banners, and costumes for guerrilla theater demanding that Governor Gray Davis and Republican candidate Bill Simon answer the following question: What About the Rest of Us?
Stop Water Privatization in So Cal: Stop Cadiz Without Delay!!! (tags)
Stop Water Privatization in So Cal/Save the Desert: the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) is going to consider the first part of the approval process for the Cadiz project on Tues, Oct 8, so tell them to save taxpayers' money and "STOP CADIZ WITHOUT DELAY!"
"A Liar...A Cheater...Physically Abusive" (tags)
Many tried to warn Pacifica about KPFK's new General Manager, Eva Georgia, but nobody listened. The Pacifica Radio Network, with five stations and numerous affiliates, has seen enough trouble over the last three years. It was left with a $4.8 million debt and in a state of organizational chaos by a corrupt board of directors that was mercifully removed last December by a determined army of reformers and four lawsuits.
Martinez Family to Hold Protest Against Downey Police Shooting of Their Unarmed Son (tags)
Seven months ago a videotape captured Gonzalo Martinez's encounter with the Downey police. The tape ended as police fired with handguns and a machine gun, killing Martinez, 26, and spraying shots through a residential neighborhood. Martinez had his hands in the air and was unarmed. For the last seven months, the Martinez family has led protests outside Downey City Hall. The FBI and the Los Angeles County district attorney's office are investigating but no charges against any police officers have been filed.
Zac In The Bush (Sept.21, 2002 version) (tags)
I explain why, arguably, 911 conspirator George Bush & his co-terrorists U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, FBI director Robert Mueller and his predecessors Thomas Pickard and Louis Freeh ought to be shackled and goggled and flown to Guantanamo.
Today's Voice: Iraq: (tags)
Voice4Change Changing Hearts and Minds http://www.voice4change.org September 16, 2002
Jesus Christ: Movie Producer? (tags)
Conservative evangelicals take on Hollywood on its own turf.
CHICANO MORATORIUM PHOTO #2 (tags)
A Poster of Ruben Salazar carried through the streets of Highland Park during the Chicano Moratorium 2002 Protest.
INTERNMENT CAMPS AND AUTHORITARIAN US FAST BECOMING REALITY (tags)
Extraordinary revelations from the investigative journalist who broke the TIPS story. Versions of this article have been printed in Australia and Europe, but this is Goldstein's full-length, un-edited copy.
Ashcroft wants American Concentration Camps (tags)
A commentary in Wednesday's L.A. Times addressed Ashcroft's previously undisclosed desire to set up concentration camps. Surely the man is more of a threat to American liberty than the al qaeda ever was.
About the Heroic Struggle of Maclovio Rojas in Tijuana (tags)
SQUATTING, REPRESSION AND RESISTANCE: THE CRIMINAL CODE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR LAND IN BAJA CALIFORNIA
Trouble Erupts In California Pollution Trading Market (tags)
News Analysis: Trouble Erupts In California Pollution Credit Market Just As President Proposes “Clear Skies” Market For Power Plants
A strange kind of freedom (tags)
We all know about the perils of Islamic fanaticism. But, says Robert Fisk, the biggest threat to liberty in the US may come from other kinds of fundamentalism: Jewish and Christian
The Saddam in Rumsfeld’s Closet (tags)
“Man and the turtle are very much alike. Neither makes any progress without sticking his neck out.” —Donald Rumsfeld
AMBER ALERT READ BELOW (tags)
********AMBER ALERT*****2 Teenage Girls Abducted at gunpoint in Lancaster, CA
IMMORAL TENET & HIS BLIND-EYE SURVEILLANCE (July 25, 2002 version) (tags)
The CIA placed two Sept. 11 skyjackers under surveillance as early as January 2000 - arguably only to allow them to ram American Airlines 77 into the Pentagon on Sept. 11 (IF indeed AA77 ever crashed into the Pentagon).
excerpts from 'A Very American Coup' (tags)
Michael Moore reports on the Florida 2000 "elections" in his book, STUPID WHITE MEN. There's a lot here but please read the numbers. The full chapter is at: http://phreespeech.blogspot.com/
bus crash in alhabra? (tags)
i think there was a bus crash or explosion. kinda hard to tell from here (Canada) please help!
Crime and Corruption at the Walt Disney Co (tags)
cartoon c 2002 by charles amsellem
Crime and Corruption at the Walt Disney Co (tags)
see the accopanying cartoon c 2002 by charles amsellem here: http://newjersey.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=2491&group=webcast
Why is the US media blacking out documentary on war crimes in Afghanistan? (tags)
This major story, however, has received virtually no coverage in US newspapers or on network or cable television. Aside from stories on some alternative Internet publications, and a June 16 article on Salon.com, the story has been essentially blacked out in the US. A search for news about the documentary in the major dailies—including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe and the Miami Herald —turned up empty. Web sites for ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News and CNN have likewise carried nothing on the film.
URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO SAVE JAPAN'S PEACE CONSTITUTION (tags)
apanese peace activists need your assistance in preserving their "Peace Constitution" from assaults by the pro-US lapdog Koizumi government.
"Anarcho-Terrorists Cut Their Teeth on Video Games"? (tags)
New slanders dehumanizing and demonizing protesters for global justice need immediate response!
LA Police Resistance to Respectful Language towards Transgenders (tags)
A December 15 Los Angeles Times article quotes LA Police as being resistant to use "she" pronoun when adressing male-to-female trnasgenders, and to department directive to conduct survey of racial profiling stops.
Rumsfeld & Tribune/LA Times History--Part I (tags)
Rumsfeld sat on Tribune media conglomerate board and Tribune's LA Times subsidiary has a history of being a pro-war propaganda instrument
The only piece of real evidence. Who were the masterminds? (tags)
Is it important to Americans to know the truth? Or will we be satisfied with just getting the head of Ben ladin, and suffering the same fate again sometime in the future?
Another Look into Damian Garcia's Murder, 5 Oct. 01 (tags)
According to Los Angeles Times reports, the RCP/USA was distributing leaflets which said "No Work, No School for May Day" when a crowd of about 50 youth confronted them. The shouting match which insued quickly escalated to fire hoses when an alleged youth gang members demanded party members leave the project. First turning project fire hoses on the RCP/USA and then attacked them with fists and knives.
Los Angeles Times on Tuesday (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) (tags)
This is the front page of the extra edition of the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Los Angeles Times (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) (tags)
This is the front page of the extra edition of the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Twenty Years On, Sharon Is Up To No Good (tags)
Today, instead of 2,000 fantasy "terrorists", he's invented 2,000 fantasy missiles and has been telling the Americans the same rubbish about Arafat's "terror" links. In all seriousness, the Los Angeles Times yesterday carried a headline that Mr Sharon was "pitching retaliation" as a possible policy. Pitching? Policy? If Mr Sharon is looking for a "green light", he may get it.
** Opinion: Energy and Environment: Offense Instead of Defense (tags)
This piece makes the case for an offensive strategy on energy issues, instead the environmental movement's current defensive reactive approach.
A Gardena CA company with 120 employees told to stay in California (tags)
A injunction sought by National Relations Labor Board to proect 120 employees of Quadtrech. The minimum wage employees were members of the Communication Wokers of America.
SantaMonica Flouridation Vote/info & educational material (tags)
The vote in city council is postponed until November 28. There is still time to get this information out. Get copies of the Mirror and give them to everyone you know in Santa Monica. Send this notice out to your list.
THE END OF DR. LAURA'S TV CAREER? (tags)
The following press release from StopDrLaura.com cites the halt of production and other signs that Dr. Laura’s TV show will soon be gone once and for all.
L.A. Times' Coverage of the MTA strike (tags)
A letter adressing the LA times' one-sided coverage of the current MTA strike.
LA Times turns it's back on local coverage (tags)
The L.A. Times has just ceased publication of Our Times sections covering neighborhood news in 14 Southland communities -- an all-too-typical example of how corporate media fail to serve real community needs. Activist and radio producer Karen Pomer is circulating the following open letter to the staff of Our Times Santa Monica, which IMC-LA is proud to reproduce.
Articles, photos & videos on L.A. Labor News web site (tags)
Resources: Convention protest articles, videos and photos available on L.A. Labor News,
LA's finest sue each other! (tags)
Check out this story in the L.A. Times! Now the convnetion is over and mo more LAPD controversy? WRONG! Just when you thought they could get no more bad publicity, this story comes out!
text of the article (tags)