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Liberated Political Prisoner Sekou Odinga Speaks Out (tags)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

IRVINE - In an unassuming classroom somewhere on the UCI campus, about 80 people, most of them students, gathered to hear the words of the recently-released Black Liberation Army prisoner Sekou Odinga, imprisoned for 33 years for his role in the 1979 emancipation of BLA soldier Assata Shakur.

Odinga is on tour speaking to students and community members, not only to tell his story, but also to encourage others to work to free US-held political prisoners and prisoners of war. This Wednesday's lecture was just one of a series that included colleges in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Santa Barbara, as well a presentation to the community at the South Central Library on Saturday.

The presentation on Wednesday was preceded by a video about political prisoners from the Black Liberation Struggle, and then some words from a professor.

Then Odinga took the mic.

A master-plan is needed to support renter protections in Northern California, & elsewhere (tags)

Oakland has the second fastest-rising rents in the nation, passing the pace of San Francisco’s rent increases, and coming in second behind the rent increases occurring in Denver. The rents in Oakland have climbed over 12.1 percent since 2014. Slumlords, greedy landlords, profiteers, speculators, and nefarious realtors reign supreme in Oakland, who are protected by local and state politicians that are in the pockets, of big money!

Are Gay Men Being CREATED? (tags)

Are these gay men in Palm Springs an indication that homosexuality can be created?

Federal Prohibition Against Legalized Medical Cannabis Enables Robbery, Kidnapping (tags)

The kidnapping, torture and castration of a local medical cannabis dispensary owner plays into the hands of the federal prohibition against medical cannabis and prevents the voters of states like CA and CO from being able to put their votes for legalization into practice. By creating a hostile business climate and forcing dispensary owners to deal in cash the federal government directly enables these sorts of kidnappings and robberies. Yet big banks continue to launder drug cartel money? Hypocrisy anyone?

Climate Impact Day in Eagle Rock (tags)

“To preserve our planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 392 parts per million to below 350 ppm. But 350 is more than a number—it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.” --350.org

Riverside; County gives attorneys go-ahead to sue dispensaries in unincorporated areas (tags)

Riverside County Board of Supervisors are threatening to sue medical cannabis dispensaries in unincorporated regions of Riverside County such as Thousand Palms. When will the anti-medical cannabis Inquisition learn that they are attacking their own voting bloc?

SB 48 Referendum: THE Epic Struggle for Queer Rights in California (tags)

Roland Palencia, executive director of the Queer lobbying group Equality California (EQCA), calls the radical Right's attempt to get rid of the FAIR Education Act, also known as SB 48, "the greatest threat in years to LGBT [Queer] Californians." The Act adds Queer people, people with disabilities and Pacific Islanders to the list of communities whose "role and contributions" to American and Californian history and society must be acknowledged in lessons and textbooks used by the California public schools. Radical-Right activists, including some of the same people who successfully eliminated marriage equality in California via Proposition 8, plan to make it a referendum on the very existence and legitimacy of the Queer community and will likely wage an ugly campaign based on many negative stereotypes of Queer people. Palencia's group is fighting back by setting up a broad, mostly non-Queer coalition, and he, EQCA regional field director George Zander and openly Queer San Diego Unified School District board member Kevin Beiser spoke at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club August 25 to mobilize its members to join the campaign and help organize the grand coalition.

Dennis Wymbs: Retired Teacher Becomes Leather Artist (tags)

San Diego North County teacher turned leather artist Dennis Wymbs is showing his art through July 31 at Pleasures & Treasures, 2525 University Avenue in North Park. Wymbs creates stunning work in a wide variety of media, including leather sculptures, metal engraving, masks and painting. His work is sensual and reflects his background as a Gay man and a Leatherman, but without hurling his or its sexuality in our faces. The store where he's exhibiting can be reached at (619) 822-4280 or online at http://pleasuresandtreasures.biz

Retenes viernes y s?bado (17-18/jun/2011) (tags)

Sorry for the chafa-ness of this list. Too many retenes, not enough time. Be trucha mi gente!

KURT WENDELBORG: Not Your Typical Mr. San Diego Leather (tags)

Kurt Wendelborg may look like a typical Leather community titleholder — he’s tall, thin, in excellent shape physically and commandingly butch in his overall appearance and demeanor — but he really isn’t. Most of the Mr. San Diego Leather winners have been people who’ve lived in San Diego and been involved in community activities for years; Kurt had lived in San Diego less than a year when he ran for the title and won. Most of the title winners have been “tops,” playing the dominant role in scenes; Kurt not only is a “bottom” but proudly boasted about it from the stage at Rich’s during the March 19 contest. Offstage, Kurt is personable and easygoing but also passionate and dedicated about serving his community and his fellow human beings. He eagerly agreed to a Zenger’s interview and talked about the role of the title contests in the Leather community, his ambitions as a community leader and how he hopes being Mr. San Diego Leather 2011 will help him grow both personally and as a member of the Leather community.

No! to Exploitation of Native American Spirituality Palm Springs, CA 2/26 (tags)

Cultural Misappropriation must be stopped.

Sun Billionaires Flood Palm Springs (tags)

Koch Brothers Host Billionaire Summit in Palm Springs This Sunday 1/30/11

WILL CA CARING GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN ALSO BE WATCHING MARK BURK ON THE GOLF CHANNEL ?? (tags)

LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS WILL ONCE AGAIN BE PICKING UP WHERE WE LEFT OFF 2 YEARS AGO REPORTING ON THE LEGAL DRAMA THAT TOOK PLACE IN THE INDIO CALIFORNIA COURTS CONCERNING MARK BURK & FORMER MODEL BEVERLY JOHNSON.

Demand La Opinion/KPCC 89.3 FM “Public” Radio Open Up The U.S. Senate Debate! (tags)

Tired of the same old “Punch and Judy” show that the corporate-owned mainstream media continues to befuddle the voters with every election cycle?

Labor Day checkpoints / Retenes del Puente del Día de Trabajo (3-10/sep/2010) (tags)

Continúa sin interrupción el "Año del Retén." Sigue la lista de retenes anunciados por la prensa corporativa para este fin de semana y más adelante. Hay utilizar máxima precaución al salir manejando en estos fines de semana que comprenden días feriados como el Día del Trabajo. La policía muchas veces recibe financiamiento que proviene directamente de la gente más humilde que es negada el derecho de trasladarse en auto. Además, hay estafadores que prometen anunciar retenes pero resulta que cobran para bastante para el servicio. (Véase este artículo de una periodista del estado de Pennsylvania.) Siempre vale más contar con sus propios camaradas de sus comunidades.

The "Year of the Checkpoint" continues relentlessly. This weekend's list of media-announced checkpoints follows. Maximum precaution is recommended for those who drive, particularly on holiday weekends. Law enformcement agencies often receive monies that come directly from the poorest, who in many states are denied the right of automobility. Moreover, there are schemers who promise to alert immigrants and civil liberties defenders about checkpoints, who later reveal that they charge high rates for the service. (See this article by a Pennsylvania journalist.) It is always better to count on your own comrades from your communities.

May Day Checkpoints / Retenes del Día de Trabajo (30/apr-1/may/2010) (tags)

Como siempre cuando hay mobilizaciones de obreros y obreras, las fuerzas represivas del estado salen a suprimirlas. Les urgimos mucha precaución en lo que salen manejando, y aunque es necesario manifestar nuestro descontento, lo hay que hacer con cautela, siempre echando un ojo a las agencias del llamado "orden público."

As always when there are workers' mobilizations, the repressive forces of the state come out to supress them. We urge you caution as you drive, and although it is necessary to manifest our discontent, we must do it very carefully and always with an eye on so-called "law enforcement" agencies.

WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS LIKE BEVERLY JOHNSON HAVE THEIR OWN JUDICIAL SYSTEM CALLED $$$ (tags)

IF ONLY TROY DAVIS AND MUMIA ABU~JAMAL HAD THE MULTI~MILLIONS OF $$$ AVAILABLE THAT BEVERLY JOHNSON HAS TO PROVE HER INNOCENCE,THEY NEVER WOULD HAVE BEEN FOUND GUILTY OR BE CURRENTLY FACING THEIR POSSIBLE FALSE EXECUTIONS WITHOUT EVER BEING GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO FAIR AND JUST TRIALS WITH PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION AFFORDED THEM IN GEORGIA OR PENNSYLVANIA !!!

BEVERLY JOHNSON LEGAL CASES WHEN PROVEN..... WILL END HER HOLLYWOOD CAREER !!! (tags)

BEVERLY JOHNSONS LEGAL CASES HAVE EVERYTHING HOLLWOOD MOVIES ARE MADE OF.... THREATENING BIKER GUNMAN EXTORTION, PALIMONY, LOVE AFFAIR,DRUGS, PHONY MADE UP RESTRAINING ORDERS....

BEVERLY JOHNSON RUNS FOR COVER TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY THAT SHE AND OJ BOTH ABANDONED .. (tags)

IT NEVER CEASES TO FOOL ANYONE OTHER THEN THE UNINFORMED WHEN DEVIOUS AND DECEPTIVE AMERICANS RUN FOR COVER TO THOSE THEY PREVIOUSLY NEVER WANTED TO ASSOCIATE WITH PRIOR (FOR THEIR OWN VARIOUS REASONS ). SADLY, THE BLACK AMERICAN COMMUNITY AT LARGE MIGHT HAVE THOSE WHO WILL BE FOOLED BY THIS OBVIOUS HIGH PRICED PUBLIC RELATIONS PLOY BY HOLLYWOOD IMAGE MANIPULATORS, BUT REST ASSURED LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICAN READERS ~ WE WILL CONTINUE TO COVER THIS UNIQUE TRUE HOLLYWOOD LIBEL CASE TO THE END,,,

Michelle Jackson: Sign-Language Interpreter, First Female San Diego Leatherboys President (tags)

Michelle Jackson knew she was going to be interested in languages from the age of five,when her father took her across the border from San Diego to Tijuana and she heard Spanish for the first time. In college she studied American Sign Language (ASL) and ultimately made her living as an interpreter for the deaf community. It was a job she took to interpret at a San Diego Leatherfest that led her to the Leather/kink/BDSM community — and she's become an energetic activist in it, serving as Ms. San Diego Leather 2005 and recently being elected the first female president of the San Diego Leatherboys.

More checkpoints / Más retenes (tags)

En esta lista sólo constan los retenes que se harán en el estado de California, y sólamente los que se han anunciado a través de los medios corporativos de comunicación. Si usted mira un retén que no ha sido incluído aquí, favor de agregarlo como comentario y avisar a tu organización comunitaria local.

It’s My Party and I’ll Crash If I Want To (tags)

Michaele and Tareq Salahi weren’t the first to maneuver past Secret Service. I have done the same thing. Twice....I am pleased that the media who once hoarded the most valuable commodities in America—information and ideas—have been forced to pull extra chairs to the table.

Retén esta noche en Palm Springs / Palm Springs police checkpoint tonight (tags)

Se reporta en el sitio mydesert.com que va a haber retén en la ciudad de Palm Springs esta noche, viernes el 9 de octuber 2009. Mydesert.com is reporting a police chekpoiont scheduled for tonight, Friday October 9, 2009.

Mike Little, San Diego Leatherman, on IML, Community Service (tags)

San Diego Leatherman Mike Little ran for the 2009 International Mr. Leather title in Chicago in May and describes it as one of the most emotionally exhilarating experiences of his life. In this issue for the July 2009 Zenger's Newsmagazine, Little talks about his IML experience, his ideals and goals, and his extensive community service. He also stresses that Leather isn’t just about kink or sex; it’s a 24/7 commitment to goals of trust, honor, service and respect.

Checkpoints tonight (19/jun) and tomorrow night (20/jun) (tags)

Vets REJECTED from Long Beach Vet's Parade Participation. DO SOMETHING! (tags)

This is in response to the article written in the Long Beach Press Telegram regarding the three groups of veterans and their families who were REJECTED from participating in the Veterans Day Parade, even though they and their families served and are continuing to serve their country with honor. My son just returned from his second tour in Iraq. We both believe in the Constitution ,which includes the right to speak out against this war. It is something that he is proud to fight for and will continue to follow orders if he is sent back to Iraq. While watching the entire parade from the sidelines, I was saddened to see that there were no participants from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan at all! That means that the only participants of this war that wanted to march in the parade were excluded. The city, as well as Val Lerch, who continued to try to make this a political issue, bear responsibility for this lack of support for our soldiers currently serving in this war. How could Council member Lerch, a proud member of this committee, overlook this glaring omission if he supports the troops? By the way, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, and Veterans for Peace carried no signs whatsoever. It was very important to us that we honor all the troops, and we enthusiastically applauded all participants. Also, please note, we had plenty of enthusiastic responses from the crowd and a few public displays of apology. This is an important point, because the city and committee knew we marched in last year’s parade without incident and that we are valid members of the military, unlike other groups like the medical insurance van, etc. This is why several cities, including La Palma, Palm Springs, Santa Monica, and other cities nationwide were inviting our groups to march in their parade; they understand that you can support the troops but not the administration’s policies that continue to blindly send our loved ones to die in a war that should never have happened in the first place. Apparently, the Veterans Day Committee and the city of Long Beach do not understand the difference. --Pat Alviso, Military Families Speak Out, Long Beach, CA, USA, Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick, Military Families Speak Out Orange County & South Bay Chapter, www.mfsooc.org www.myspace.com/ocmfso 562-833-8035 Support Our Troops. Bring Them Home Now! Take Care of Them After They Get Home!

Former Christian Music Star Performs at Palm Springs Queer Pride (tags)

Blayne Bell lost his lucrative career in Christian music and broadcasting when his former partner "outed" him to the dean at Abilene Christian University in 2001. He's gone from making up to $200,000 per year to working at a Starbucks in Palm Springs, but as an openly Gay man he's happier than he's ever been. He's performing at the Palm Springs LGBT Pride event Saturday, November 3.

Queer Democrats Endorse Block, Pettis for Assembly (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club endorsed Marty Block, San Diego Community College board member, over more grass-roots candidates Arlie Ricasa and Auday Arabo for an open Assembly seat at its September 27 meeting. The club also endorsed openly Gay candidate Greg Pettis for another Assembly seat in Palm Springs and Riverside County.

PalCo Bankruptcy Plan; Maxxam Sells Redwoods to Developers (tags)

At Pacific Lumber's Chapter 11 bankruptcy hearings, parent corporation Maxxam (Houston, TX headquarters) submits plan in Corpus Christi court to sell land for development to pay off their debt to creditors and continue logging with even less restrictions on their remaining land. CA residents are excluded from any decision making process in the bankruptcy proceedings.

Presidential Candidate Supports MAPP, Universal Health Care (tags)

Presidential hopeful Stewart A. Alexander and the Peace and Freedom Party firmly support the use of medical marijuana and support decriminalizing drugs. Alexander wants to use California Proposition 215 and SB 420 as guidelines for federal legislation that will benefit over 30 million Americans and will reverse 70 years of corrupt laws that have only benefited the greedy capitalist.

Local Soldier, William "Tony" Farrar Jr., Killed in Iraq (tags)

William Farrar Jr. was killed Friday after an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. was driving the vehicle as part of a convoy patrolling an area in Iskandariyah, Iraq, about 30 miles south of Baghdad, according to his father and a Pentagon news release.

no medical pot for SoCa. Desert (tags)

medical marijuana dispensaries are outlawed

Killed in Iraq, Local Sailor Charles O. Sare, Remembered (tags)

Family, friends, colleagues and supporters recalled Sare's infectious smile, compassion and friendliness during funeral services at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hemet. Sare died Oct. 23 in Iraq when an explosive device struck his vehicle. He is the fourth Hemet High School alumnus killed in Iraq.

EXPOSE OF 3 BLACK OPS AGENTS (tags)

3 Black Ops Agents

South Central Farmers Parade Saturday, 1 p.m. (tags)

July 12 Trial To Contest Legality of Sale To Horowitz – Media To Cover Event South Central Farmers and Supporters Host Westside Parade This Saturday, 1 p.m.

Total TIA Data Theft (tags)

level 7

SCF Farmers Market and Music Extravaganza Sunday (tags)

Julia Butterfly Hill Returns As Farmers and Supporters Maintain Vision For Saving The Farm

data theft huge and wholesale, and oth crimes ... - and - ... waves ... (tags)

the unprecedented physical theft of personal data by a U.S. intelligence operation to populate Total Information Awareness (TIA) surveillance databases ...

Protest Bush In So. Cal. this weekend (tags)

Two independent sources confirm Bush trip to California this week.

SPRAWL ATTACK OR HOW TO DESTROY THE DESERT WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (tags)

I’m sure you’ll be thrilled to know that now if developers get their way, a new city of 45,000 people - urban sprawl with 15,000 houses, resorts and golf courses - would pave more than 7,200 acres of California open space in easter Riverside County's Shavers Valley, a natural scenic area in the Sonoran Desert 15 miles east of Indio.

HOW CATHEDRAL CITY, CALIFORNIA IS STEALING $65,000 FROM ME (tags)

Small town is just as crooked as BIG TOWN L.A.,and using the law to their advantage in a long vendetta against a citizen.

Who's the "girlie man," Arnold? (tags)

Ugly ironies in Arnold's theatrics

Litmus Test: Time for Kerry and Democrats to Take a Stand for Our Votes (tags)

Alan Greenspan, a banker who stands to retire on over $140,000 a year, has called for cutting the Social Security retirement benefits for Baby Boomers. It’s high time for John Kerry and the Democrats to admit that there is no such “crisis” in Social Security. All that’s needed is full Social Security taxation on the rich and the employers who pay their salaries.

"TAX us? Then MARRY us!" 33 Cities Join Tax Day Protests for Equal Marriage Righ (tags)

33 cities will be demonstrating for equal marriage rights at post offices around the country on Tax Day, Thursday, April 15th. The protests will highlight the fact that marriage is a civil contract issued by the government which should be available to all consenting adults.

UFCW Local 1167 picket at Albertsons Palm Springs (tags)

Radio interview with a picketing supermarket worker at Albertsons in Palm Springs CA earlier this year.

Inland Empire candlelight vigils and rallies for Kevin Cooper (tags)

List of events that are still planned for this evening in relation to Kevin Cooper case

Jeb Bush Flies High With Terror Airways (tags)

One of three articles I'm forwarding that announce Jeb Bush and CIA's involvement with 911 terrorist flight schools, Heorin smuggling, mobsters. Give credit to the authors they are tremendous investigators.V. Smith ( I don't "play" and I'm no "actress". I am however, a citizen concerned and very persecuted, "targeted", Christian.))

Inmates Are Moved After Riot Kills 2 (tags)

SACRAMENTO — More than 130 inmates have been transferred out of a privately run state prison in eastern Riverside County after a weekend riot there left two convicts dead and tensions at the low-security lockup unusually high.

Protesters Want U.S. Out of Iraq (tags)

One of the most passionate remarks came from Fernando de Solar Suarez, the father of a U.S. Marine, who was killed in Iraq. Suarez moved the crowd to tears with his comments about losing his son.

Bike ride to honor two cyclists killed (tags)

Memorial Bike Ride: Sunday August 10th 6pm, Palm Springs

Palm Springs' 1st Critical Mass (tags)

Pictures of Palm Springs' 1st Critical Mass.

Critical Mass Palm Springs (tags)

Critical Mass bike ride starting up in Palm Springs.

THE STAGING OF 911 (tags)

Nobody will ever find out the real criminals behind the scenes.

Cattle v. Wildlife in Mojave (tags)

Livestock Off 500K Acres for Fall to Protect Tortoise & Other Wildlife; BLM Under Court Order Despite Drought and Clear Legal Obligation, Problems Remain with BLM Enforcement

The Family that Preys Together (tags)

Something to tell your neighbours, before they start the TIPS program hahahahha

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