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The Villaraigosa and García machine's perfect gerrymander (tags)
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAUSD President Mónica García intentionally redrew the District 2 maps to remove the a large base of support from social justice schoolboard candidates.
SCF to Occupy LA City Hall (tags)
Farmers Join with Central–Alameda Residents and OccupyLA To Halt Sale of Last Piece of Urban Farm
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.
Elmo isn't Gramsci for kids and the mythical soft bigotry of low expectations (tags)
What do Ben Shapiro, Whitney Tilson, The Heartland Institute, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, The Hoover Institution, Wendy Kopp, The Manhattan Institute, and Democrats for Education Reform all have in common? They all shamelessly use the meaningless and hackneyed phrase "soft bigotry of low expectations."
Farmers Fighting for South Central Again (tags)
The Farmers defend the last vestige of the Farm against City and development. Join them Thursday morning, 8:00 a.m., at the Port of Los Angeles Administration Building, 425 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro, CA 90731
Want to get out of traffic tickets (tags)
Slip the mayor a $1,000 political contribution (the same as a bribe but legal) and get a VIP Gold Card which will get you out of traffic ticket fines in Los Angeles
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."
ALEX SÁNCHEZ'S 2nd BAIL HEARING: REAL GETS REAL (tags)
THE JUDGE GETS REAL, BUT WHY? By Tom Hayden rEPOSTED: The Nation Jan. 6
Mayor Villaraigosa accepts bribes for jobs (tags)
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed Ed Boks as the Director of Animal Services even though Boks had been fired from his two previous jobs for poor performance. After many, many mistakes and costly lawsuits the Mayor continued to stand by his appointment. Ultimately City Council made a motion of "no confidence" in Ed Boks' leadership in 2009 and demanded that he be fired. Finally Boks was forced to resign. Why did the Mayor appoint Ed Boks, a man with no college education and a bad track record? It seems a local billionaire offered Villaraigosa $10,000,000 if he would hire Boks, and the Mayor accepted.
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.
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.
L A CITY COUNCIL TO SEIZE PUBLIC CABLE CHANNELS (tags)
The LA City Council is threatening to seize and shutdown the community access channels in Los Angeles
NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)
The most destructive, expensive empire since WWII No other country in the post-Second World War world has been so globally destructive or inflicted so many war fatalities. . . . Yet, so gargantuan and labyrinthine are U.S. military expenditures that the above grossly understates their true magnitude, which, as we shall see below, reached $1 trillion in 2007.
"Flipping" Self Help Graphics? (tags)
LA Eastside writer Victoria Delgadillo is following what's happening with the recent sale of SHG to a real estate speculator and "flipper" who is on a house flipping show. Will SHG be flipped away? Click link for full story
Samir Twair: Rembering Don White (tags)
The Arab American Press Guild extends its condolences to all activists who are mourning the sudden loss of Don White. I first met him in 1986 when I was regional director of the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee. I immediately admired Don for his enthusiasm and tireless efforts to acheive justice for all people who are denied it.
Checking the Non-Profit Industrial Complex (tags)
Checking the Non-Profit Industrial Complex
May Day Rallies Against ICE Raids (tags)
In response to nationally coordinated raids conducted by Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) the Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR) in Los Angeles will join the Press Conference of the newly formed Filipino American for Immigrant Rights (FAIR) and the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) on April 26, 2008 and the May 1 Rally Immigrant Workers Day March-Rally in downtown Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, more recent ICE Raids More than 200 immigrants have been arrested in Los Angeles this month. On April 4, more than 60 Mexican and Korean workers were arrested by ICE in Torrance and in downtown LA.
Front Against the Raids to Denounce the L. A. U. S. D. for Checkpoints (tags)
Tuesday, September 4, 2007 5:30 P.M. Press Conference at 28th Street Elementary School, 2807 STANFORD AVE LOS ANGELES, CA 90011 South Los Angeles
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa fails Los Angeles' animals, then lies about it (tags)
August 21, 2007 Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced on the steps of City Hall that Los Angeles Animal Services was the number one and largest pet adoption agency in the nation. That's wonderful news except for the fact that it's completely untrue.
Chiefs of Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments make bold new changes (tags)
Heads of Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments make bold new changes in hopes of reducing reported crime and fires
The South Central Farm: The Struggle Continues (tags)
June 13, 2007: Today is the one-year anniversary of the eviction at the South Central Farm. A reunion was held just outside the now-barren farm space. Throughout the evening, the continued determination to restore the farm was emphasized repeatedly.
Villaraigosa Endorses Clinton (tags)
In a predictable show of political survival of the fittest, Los Angeles, CA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has endorsed Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic candidate for President in 2008.
maria elena durazo (lacfl) behind miwon's lapd lies (tags)
maria elena durazo, exec dir of la cty labor fed, is working w/ v-rat to protect bratton. she signed (wrote) miwon's "provacateur" lies.
Thousands Marched and Rallied to Take Back Macarthur Park (tags)
More than 25,000 immigrants and their advocates marched Thursday to take back Macarthur Park after more than two weeks of meetings, hearings, plannings and filing of class action suits against the LAPD. But the supposed to be an indignation rally against the ALPD was turned into a call for legalization for the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants. This came at the heels at the US Senate coming into a compromise for a supposed to be a “comprehensive immigration reform bill that will provide for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the United States.
25,000 March /Rally Renews Call for Immigrant rights: more than 20,000 Took Back Macarthur (tags)
[Editors' note: this article includes several uncited quotations from today's LA Times article "Park rally renews call for rights." In addition, the claim of 20-25,000 people seems to us to be (unfortunately) wishful thinking. We note that the rally at the church was confined by police to one full city block, and the number of people assembled in the Park before the march arrived was a similar number. We ask all contributors to LA Indymedia to please clearly indicate any and all quotes from other sources, and be realistic in your crowd estimates. Thank you.]
Immigrants and their advocated returned to the streets for the first time since May Day with Latino elected officials in tow, escorted by the LAPD who piggy backed for “public relations” during the march/rally to erase police brutality. More than 25,000 immigrant rights activists marched Thursday to Macarthur Park to again call for a path to citizenship for the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants. The Filipino contingent led by the Pilipino Workers Center and the AJLPP attended by scores of youth activists was very prominent in the march waving Filipino flags and charting MAKIBAKA, HUWAG MATAKOT! . Waving Mexican, Salvadorian, Honduran, Filipino and American flags and signs reading "No to Deportation," and calling for genuine legalization, about 25,000 marchers gathered about 6 p.m. for a brief rally in front of Immanuel Presbyterian Church on Wilshire Boulevard before heading to the park several blocks away.
Mayor, Nunez To Join Tonight's Rally: Bratton Plans to Attend (tags)
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez are among those expected to join immigrant-rights activists Thursday for a march and rally to denounce the actions of Los Angeles riot police at a May Day rally at MacArthur Park. Police Chief William Bratton, who will be at the LAPD's assembly area at today's rally, according to his office, told KPCC-FM on Wednesday that Deputy Chief Cayler "Lee" Carter, the ranking officer who was in MacArthur Park during the May 1 melee has decided to retire rather than continue on home duty pending an investigation.
MIWON cover for LAPD mayday attack unresolved (tags)
MIWON maintains its refusal to publicly renounce its cover for LAPD mayday attack, enabling police commanders to escape accountability.
The Hate Equation:Targeting Migrant Children in LA (tags)
The May 1 police riot in Mac Arthur Park sent a deliberate political message and was part of a larger pattern of attacks targeting Brown children and families.
Community Organizers Demand the Resignation of Chief Bratton. (tags)
5/1: NISN Statement on LAPD Attacks May Day Immigrant Marchers, TAKE ACTION! (tags)
NISN Statement on LAPD Brutally Attacks May Day Immigrant Marchers at McArthur Park
Help the Bus Riders Keep Fares Low (tags)
The BRU is protesting the proposed MTA fare hikes. We're in the middle of a war for oil, and they want to cut back, discourage, and raise fares. The working class economy sucks, and they want to suck the money from our purses. How about they do the right thing, and get rid of the SUV subsidy? Protest!
Homeless People Win --Jury Says “Not Guilty” at Trial: Activist Seeks Community Response (tags)
Homeless People Win --Jury Decides “Not Guilty” in Skid Row Activist's Criminal Trial. States the Homeless Activist "I haven't decided what I will do next; and I am interested in what suggestions people have. ”
Skid Row Activist on Trial --Anti-Brutality Rally Update (tags)
Downtown L.A. Hotel Attempts to Ban Homeless People from It's Public Areas --Saturday demonstrations against police brutality on Skid Row in front of LAPD Central Division headquarters continue weekly:
Villaraigosa Shouted Down at Black History Event By L.A.'s Rising Homeless Protesters (tags)
LA CAN protest rocks "Black History Month" ceremony; in front of pop star Stevie Wonder, L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa drowned out by angry homeless advocates protesting racist police attacks against homeless blacks downtown.
LA cop busted for beating teenager (tags)
This is really unusuall!!!! A cop being arrested for beating a suspect!!! But I bet the charges will be dropped
The Farmers' Promise (tags)
The South Central Farmers opened their new community center today, across the street from the bulldozed site of the South Central Farm
To Jacob Motta...Antonio R. Villaraigosa (tags)
Call Maxine Waters now and demand that I testify in September. Her address and phone number is 10124 South Broadway Suite 1 Los Angeles, CA 90003 Phone: (323) 757-8900 Remind her if she doesn't let me testify I will press those charges. Charges regarding Articles of Treason
You Can Count on Villaraigosa (tags)
Mayor, You have some splainin to do!
Mayor Villaraigosa supports Israeli bombing of Lebanon (tags)
At a pro-Israel rally organized by L.A.'s Simon Wiesenthal Center, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made clear his support for the Israeli bombings of Gaza and Lebanon (Photo: AFP/Hassan Ammar - What if this was your mother? A wounded Lebanese woman, covered in blood, is evacuated after surviving an Israeli air strike in Tyre, south Lebanon.)
Seeds of Hope, Seeds of War: Race, Class and the Battle for the South Central Farm (Final) (tags)
The world is literally watching. Media worldwide have covered the case of the South Central Farm, the largest urban garden in the United States, the efforts of the city's elites to drive the farmers from the land, and the farmer's remarkable resistance. On June 13th, the County moved to evict, concentrating a massive police presence in the area to uproot the resistor's encampment on the land. The South Central Farm arose from the ashes of the 1992 Los Angeles rebellion, and stands as a symbol of hope to millions. Despite the eviction, the struggle continues, with a court hearing this week challenging the City's sale of the land to a private developer. When the Los Angeles City Council sold the 14 acre plot called the South Central Farm to developer Ralph Horowitz, they sold land they didn’t own.
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.
Jewish Journal Clears South Central Farmers of Anti-Semitism (tags)
Did Anti-Semitism Take Root at the South Central Farm?
FATHER'S DAY protest at Mayor's Mansion (tags)
PROTEST THE MAYOR OF LOS ANGLES, BRING YOUR KIDS!
Plowed Under (tags)
The Farm: Dia de Resistencia (tags)
A brief report on the action to save the Farm this morning. Farm supporters and organizers promise more to follow.
Fox Guarding the Firehouse? (tags)
Grievance filed against fire commission president for creating hostile work environment just as panel investigates allegations of harassment and discrimination on LAFD
Tell MoveOn to help raise funds for the South Central Farm (tags)
If enough people vote for the proposal for MoveOn to help the farm, it could expadite the fundraising.
video of protest of Vicente Fox visit with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (tags)
A small group of farmers from the SC Farm joined with others to protest Vicente Fox visit with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today:
RED ALERT!! Encampment and tree sit to resist the eviction and save the South Central Farm (tags)
RED ALERT!! Encampment and tree sit to resist the eviction and save the South Central Farm...
Cop Watch Report on the South Central Farm (tags)
Reports from the Vigil at Antonio Villaraigosa's house on Tuesday May 16th, 2006 and the benefit concert at the South Central Farm on Friday May 19th 2006. Police intimidate the community and Prepare to Attack.
S. Central Farmers' Actions this Week (tags)
The South Central Farmers and their supporters are gearing up for busy week of actions to 'save the farm' . The South Central Farm, at 14-acres, is believed to be the largest urban farm in the U.S., and thrives in one of the poorest areas of the country.
south Central Farmers: MEDIA ADVISORY (tags)
L.A. City Mayor Villaraigosa Fails to Raise Matching Funds to Save 350 Poor Families, in South Central Los Angeles, >From Brentwood Developer
Death Threats Made Against L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa and CA LT GOV Bustamonte, Says GOV (tags)
"There's something very important that I need to speak to my fellow Californians about," Said Gov. Schwarzenegger to reporters at a news conference held in his office today.
Governor Joins Struggle Against Teachers (tags)
Stewart Alexander, candidate for lieutenant governor, oppose Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s move to take control of the LAUSD and says he fully support the position of the teachers, district officials and the unions on this important issue.
Meso-Americanos: It's way overdue (tags)
3/27-31: Nationwide Week of Massive Student Walkouts for Immigrant Rights! (tags)
Student walkouts reports from across the country
Student Protest for immigrant Rights Mounts (tags)
For two straight days, tens of thousands of high school students from California and Texas walked out of their classes in support of immigrant rights and protest the oppressive and racist HR 4437.
SCFs, Zack de La Rocha, Julia Butterfly, and supporters at City Hall tomorrow 9am (tags)
SCFs, Zack de La Rocha, Julia Butterfly, and supporters at City Hall tomorrow 9am....
Villaraigosa interrupted during speach (tags)
Protestors interrupted a speech this morning from Mayor Villaraigoso, challenging him to take action to save the South Central Farm.
Lincoln Place residents evicted with two-minutes warning (tags)
With only a two-minute warning, 52 families were put on the streets at Lincoln Place Apartments in Venice by Sheriffs and Marshals acting at the behest of corporate owner, AIMCO.
Report: Screening of The Take/La Toma at the South Central Farm (11-17-05) (tags)
A film about worker-run factories in Argentina parallels the situation at the south central community farm in Los Angeles. Also, is there a solution to the land issue in south central?
L.A.'s Pet Project: By the Numbers (tags)
Los Angeles Animal Services General Manager Mr. Guerdon Stuckey routinely states that there has been a decrease in animal shelter deaths within the past year; however, the facts seem to point to an increase.
Mayor Villaraigosa and the Truth about Cats and Dogs (tags)
If Mayor Villaraigosa fails to honor his promise to fire Mr. Stuckey and to hire a compassionate and experienced General Manager who can implement a no-kill plan and reform the department, he may find that the animal community is politically-speaking, more bite than bark.
Protest beating of Tony Muhammad (tags)
Minister Tony Muhammad was savagely beaten by the LAPD. We are going to the Parker Center to speak to the new police commissioners.
A.N.S.W.E.R. CONDEMNS THE LAPD KILLING OF SUZIE MARIE PEÑA (tags)
A.N.S.W.E.R. CONDEMNS THE LAPD KILLING OF SUZIE MARIE PEÑA Stop Racist Police Violence! Take Action Today!