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WILLIE BROWN, YOU TALK TOO MUCH (tags)

A reign of terror: Extra-judicial killings in Duterte’s Philippines (tags)

Since Rodrigo Duterte began his term as the 16th president of the Philippines in 30 June 2016, Filipinos and the international community have watched in horror at accounts of dead bodies found nightly in the country’s streets, linked to extra-judicial killings (EJKs).

Ed Lee, Occupy SF and the Triumph of the Frisco 5 (tags)

Ed Lee as mayor of San Francisco quickly changed from a progressive to an agent of repression

The Unsung Heroes of American democracy (tags)

This article is my response to my wonderful fellow Americans for supporting us, Muslims

The Shortwave Report 05/13/16 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan.

Philippines election: Maverick Rodrigo Duterte wins presidency (tags)

Maverick anti-crime candidate Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte has won the Philippine presidential elections, following the withdrawal of his opponents.

Philippines: Duterte tells CHR, women's groups: Go to hell! (tags)

MANILA - Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday told the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and those who filed a complaint against him on account of his alleged offensive remarks on rape to go to hell.

Philippines: Erap Estrada endorses leftist leader Neri Colmenares for senator (tags)

MANILA, Philippines – Former President now Manila Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada on Wednesday, September 30, endorsed leftist congressman Neri Colmenares for Philippine senator in the 2016 elections.

Philippines: Rebel Executions Violate International Law (tags)

(Manila) – The communist New People’s Army (NPA) in the Philippines executed the mayor of a small town and his son on October 19, 2015, in violation of international humanitarian law, Human Rights Watch said today. Throughout its four-decade insurgency, the rebel group has frequently executed people found “guilty” by its so-called people’s courts, which do not meet basic fair trial standards.

George Galloway Defeated in UK General Election (tags)

Galloway

Sketchy Crusader Against Poor Brandishes Dildo at Council (tags)

John Webby of Webby Candies waved a sex toy around despite objection from Mayor Helene Schneider of Santa Barbara, ranting about the homeless. Investigation implicates his business in questionable practices possibly implicated in child slave labor.

Groundhog Day (Feb. 2nd) Disaster! (tags)

The groundhog bit the mayor. Chaos ensues. Next year's Groundhog Day Dirt Feast recipe forecast.

August 2014 Honduras Coup Update (tags)

A monthly update of the political persecution and plunder in Honduras - see archives here: http://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/monthly-news-summaries/

Mayor Garcetti Supports Musicians’ Listen Up! Campaign (tags)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joins the American Federation of Musicians in calling on film production companies to end their practice of offshoring film scoring jobs.

Eviction attorney Charles Ramsey wants to be Richmond's next mayor (tags)

For many years Ramsey has made a comfortable living for himself by threatening low-income tenants with eviction or sanctions, and evicting the poor, elderly, and disabled from their housing has become a way of life for Ramsey.

Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman running for Arizona Secretary of State (tags)

Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman running for Arizona Secretary of State - - Arizona License Plate ARP3213

Hugh Hallman Tempe Festival of the Arts (tags)

Hugh Hallman Tempe Festival of the Arts - Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman collecting signatures to run for Arizona Sectary of State at the Tempe Festival of Arts on March 30, 2014

New York's Zionist Mayor (tags)

Israel

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.

Portland's Austerity Resistance Movement Sparks Changes to City (tags)

On June 20, Oregon’s Portland City Council unanimously voted to approve a budget that had been one of the most grassroots-contested examples of austerity in recent memory.

Philippine Senator Guingona’s mom hurt in NPA attack (tags)

Guingona, mother of Sen. Teofisto “TG” Guingona III, was returning with a six-member escort from a town fiesta in Alatagan when they were “ambushed” by the rebels

Mesa Mayor Scott Smith tries to justify a $42,000 raise for himself (tags)

Mesa Mayor Scott Smith tries to justify a $42,000 raise for himself. He thinks he deserves $80,000 for the part time job of being the Mesa Mayor.

United Voices of Pomona Demands Mayor's Resignation (tags)

Monday, October 15, 2012
POMONA - The community organization United Voices of Pomona continued its protest against the approved waste transfer station, and added to its demands the mayor's resignation. The Los Angeles district attorney filed charges filed against one of Mayor Rothman's donors, alleging that Alfredo Solis, the owner of Western Recycling, had laundered $15,000 in contributions to Rothman's 2008 mayoral campaign through acquaintances.1 This latest scandal propelled the United Voices to demand Rothman's resignation, declaring, "we don't want trash money running our city."

Chicago's Obama Ally, Mayor Emanuel, Wins Anti-Labor Injunction (tags)

We just heard on KPFA's Morning Mix, 8 a.m. Sept 17, 2012, 94.1 FM, that Mayor Emanuel obtained an injunction against the striking teachers. The teachers had postponed their decision 1 day for the Jewish New Year, but Zionist Emanuel, with dual US/Israeli citizenship and formerly a member of the Israeli Defense Force, and campaigner for Democratic Pres Obama, did not wait for the Jewish New Year and the democratic decision making process of labor. There is more.

Rahm Emanuel's Privatize Chicago Plan (tags)

class war

Spanish mayor hailed as modern-day Robin Hood (tags)

A Left-wing mayor of a small town in Andalusia has become a modern-day Robin Hood, organizing robbing raids on local supermarkets to feed the poor of his community.

What's Wrong with San Diego's City Finances? (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality heard a presentation July 26 from "Paradise Plundered" author Vladimir Kogan. The book, co-written with professors Steven P. Erie and Scott A. MacKenzie, argues that San Diegans have long wanted their city government to do far more in services than they're willing to pay for in taxes -- and recently they and the politicians seeking to lead the city, most notably Right-wing Queer Mayoral front-runner Carl DeMaio, have been scapegoating city workers and their unions for the city's pension crisis and other financial shortfalls.

Whitewashing Criminal Fraud (tags)

Israel

San Diego Mayoral Candidates Address Queer Community (tags)

When this year's major candidates for Mayor of San Diego — City Councilmember Carl DeMaio, County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher and Congressmember Bob Filner — addressed the Queer community March 28, the irony that gripped the room was that the two openly Queer candidates, DeMaio and Dumanis, were running to the right of the non-Queer Fletcher and Filner. DeMaio, who in other contexts has said he wants to be "the Scott Walker of San Diego," dominated the event with his anti-labor pension "reform" proposal and his refusal to acknowledge the leadership of San Diego's Queer community even though he is Queer himself.

Privatized Police (tags)

A commentary on the San Diego Police Foundation and how its existence and activities demonstrate the extent to which the police have become an expeditionary force for the 1 percent and are able to avoid public accountability.

Occupy L.A. Eviction (tags)

Lessons learned from Occupy L.A.

BREAKING: Mayor Sets Deadline for Occupy LA, 12:01am Monday 28th (tags)

LOS ANGELES, November 25, 2011 – Standing with the chief of police, the mayor announced today at 4:30pm that the police will beginning clearing and closing Solidarity Park at 12:01 am this Monday 11-28-11.

Report Back: City Council Unanimously Supports “Turning Land into Cash” (tags)

Various people said that Jan Perry was using the ancient "divide and conquer" strategy and that she succeeded in dividing the community in and around 41st and Alameda. Both Perry and Eric Garcetti (District 13), who presided over the meeting, are planning to run for mayor. It seems unlikely that LA will have a decent mayor within our lifetimes, but a Mayor Perry or a Mayor Garcetti would be one more major injustice.

Anti-labor SF Voters Support Republican-endorsed Mayor Lee’s Pension Destruction (tags)

Elections simply confirm the class struggle that has preceded them and it is clear from the San Francisco election results for November 8, 2011 that the needs and interests of the workingclass are held in total contempt with the electorate’s support of Proposition C, one of 2 anti-city worker pension destruction propositions placed on the ballot by Democrats.

NDFP-EASTERN VISAYAS CONDEMNS TAN WARLORD DYNASTY AND THE FASCIST AFP (tags)

The EPCC NEWS learned today that the National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today slammed the Tan political dynasty for using Western Samar’s possible recall elections to push militarization and warlordism. The EPCC NEWS quoted NDF -East Visayas leader Fr. Salas :“We condemn the maneuver from the Tan dynasty through the provincial office of the Commission on Elections in asking for the deployment of the military and police to oversee the signature verification for the recall elections.

The Way Forward for Occupy Portland (tags)

In Portland, Oregon, all the promise and pitfalls of the Occupy Movement are on public display. Portland is second only to New York when it comes to sustained Occupy power, but in a newly born social movement strength is not something to take for granted. The vast amounts of public support in Portland, earned through large demonstrations and strategic outreach, can be frittered away by the internal contradictions of the movement.

Call Your Senator at 1-866-251-4044 to Save Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid (tags)

We the 99% are outraged that the 1%, represented by mostly their fellow 1% members, the US Congress, are considering, through their Super Committee, to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. You can stop it now by calling 1-866-251-4044 where you will be connected to your US Senators. For more information, see strengthensocialsecurity.org

Queer Democrats Endorse Occupy San Diego (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality (formerly the San Diego Democratic Club) held their first regular meeting since the name change October 27 and overwhelmingly endorsed Occupy San Diego. The strongly worded resolution, based on one passed by the San Diego County Democratic Party, not only supported Occupy's right to protest and camp out in the Civic Center Plaza downtown but also ringingly endorsed the group's challenge to corporate power. The club also endorsed progressive Congressmember Bob Filner for Mayor of San Diego in the 2012 election.

The San Diego Mayoral Candidates That Didn't Bark (tags)

When A Better San Diego, a coalition made up largely of labor unions and their affiliates, sponsored a debate among the four leading candidates for Mayor of San Diego in next year's election, only two showed up. The no-shows were City Councilmember Carl DeMaio, whose whole campaign is based on targeting city workers as the source of San Diego's economic woes, and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, both Republicans. A third Republican, Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher, and Democratic Congressmember Bob Filner attended and differed on city workers' pensions, outsourcing city jobs to private companies and many other issues.

Rose Kennedy Would Have Allowed The Protesters To Camp On Her Lawn. (tags)

Maybe Mayor, you should think a little about what Rose Kennedy would do.

10,000 marched yesterday (Thu.) for "Occupy Portland"! (tags)

Thursday, in peaceful solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, the occupation of Portland, Oregon, began. According to reports, approximately 10,000 peaceful Oregonians marched from Tom McCall Waterfront Park to Pioneer Courthouse Square Thursday afternoon.

Rahm Emanuel: Chicago's War Criminal/Anti-Labor Mayor (tags)

anti-labor

A Memorandum to the President of the Philippines (tags)

MEMORANDUM FOR President Noynoy Aquino (PNoy) FROM : Your boss, the Filipino people SUBJECT : Your job evaluation and our recommendation

Visit Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon at his new home (tags)

So Mayor Phil Gordon now lives at the Chateau on Central, which is just north of McDowell Road on Central Avenue.

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

Phillip Anschutz and Mayor Villaraigosa's corporate candidate Luiz Sanchez cheating again? (tags)

Just when you think corporate LAUSD hopeful Luis Sanchez couldn't be more unscrupulous and scandalous, he surprises with ever more deplorable acts of ignominy. This time around -- illegal fund-raising!

Waging War on Chicago Workers (tags)

labor struggles

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."

From "Hizzhonor" to Dishonor (tags)

Rahm Emanuel will likely enter Chicago mayoral race

LAPD Brutality and Racism (tags)

(jim lafferty has heroic dedication to justice. i hope he doesn't mind that i republish this amazing story from the NLG LA email. it is important that we address police brutality and racism as well as government cover-ups. i am so proud to have met him and become familiar with the los angeles lawyers guild and their tremendous work.)

Marriage Victory Celebration Draws 3,000 to Hillcrest Streets (tags)

Account of the marriage equality celebration that occurred on the streets of Hillcrest, the San Diego neighborhood famous for its large Queer population, on August 4, 2010 — the day Judge Vaughn R. Walker announced his decision in the federal lawsuit challenging Proposition 8. Though Queer activists and allies have since been frustrated by the court-ordered delays in enforcing Walker's decision, they can be proud that a judge ruled that there is absolutely no rational basis for a ban on marriage between two partners of the same gender.

CARSON UNVEILS DRUG FREE CITY WARNING SIGNS (tags)

The City of Carson has just achieved another milestone in ordinance making. On July 15, the city has just declared Carson as a drug-free city. In a simple but well attended program that was held at the front courtyard of Carson City Hall, the City officials led by Mayor Jim Dear and Elito Santarina, Mayor Pro tem unveiled the drug-free city warning sign acclaimed by the cheering public. On April 16, 2010 the Carson City Council unanimously voted to adopt an ordinance that declared Carson as a “drug-free city and to provide enhanced penalties for the manufacture, sale, distribution, possession and illegal use of controlled substances.

Queer Democrats Oppose Strong-Mayor Proposition (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club overwhelmingly opposed continuing San Diego's experiment with strong-mayor government. At their April 22 meeting they voted to oppose Proposition D on the June 8 ballot, which would make strong-mayor permanent, add a ninth seat to the City Councll and raise the threshold to override a mayoral veto of a Council action from a simple majority to two-thirds. City Councilmember Donna Frye led the debate against strong-mayor; having served under both strong-mayor and San Diego's previous city-manager system, she said it's been harder for her as a Councilmember to hold the mayor accountable and get information she needs to make responsible decisions, to the point where she's had to sue the city, or threaten to, to get needed data from the mayor's office.

AFTER THE RAIN, CONFLICT WITH POLICEMEN (tags)

Burning the bridges of the corruption.

“This Dream Called Death,” a novelzine, by Stephen Janis (A Review) (tags)

Stephen Janis builds his tale, “This Dream Called Death,” in one bone-chilling scene after another, with a writing style that suits the genre. His descriptions of the city of Balaise are first rate. As the tension escalates, the character of the narrator evolves, too, into a much more sympathetic figure. Janis takes you for a ride into a history, a nightmare, which I fear, may be only one more 9/11 incident away from becoming our reality!

MAYOR OF THE LARGEST CITY OF BRAZIL IS ANNULLED BY THE JUSTICE (tags)

Delicious news.

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

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

Maryland’s Marty O’Gov Turns His Back on Fallen Mayor Dixon! (tags)

As a result of a plea deal, Baltimore’s Mayor Sheila Dixon will leave office, on Feb. 4, 2010. She was recently found guilty of stealing $530 worth of gift cards intended “for the poor.” Before the ink was dry on the agreement, however, Dixon’s ex-crony, the former mayor, and now Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley, was pretending that she no longer existed. Appropriately, the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre said, “Hell is other people.”

Arroyo's Plan to Consolidate Power (tags)

We condemn the US-Arroyo regime's devious declaration to dismantle "private armies" in the country when in truth this only aims to strengthen loyal private armies which it can benefit from and to dismantle those of the opposition's, thus consolidating its hold on power and giving itself greater leverage in the coming national elections. The most notorious of private armies in Mindanao are those which delivered, through terrorism, the much needed votes in the last two national elections, which won Arroyo a six-year term. The biggest of which is that of the Ampatuan warlord.

BRAZIL: WORLD CUP IS WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION (tags)

What to do when the Mayor is enemy of the community?

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.

Jury Gives Mayor Sheila Dixon a “Go to Jail” Card! (tags)

Baltimore’s Mayor Sheila Dixon was convicted on Dec. 1, 2009, by a jury of her peers, of stealing gift cards, worth about $525, intended for the “poor and needy.” As a result, she will forfeit her office, lose her $83,000 a year pension, and could go to jail. Her crime paled in significance to the massive wrongdoings of the Wall Street Mob, but, the State Prosecutor underscored to the jury: The Mayor was stealing “from the children of Baltimore!”

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.

MILF, SUARA BANGSA MORO SCOFFED AT AMPATUAN CLAIMS (tags)

The AJLPP NEWS sources learned today that The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Suara Bangsamoro,scoffed at the claim of Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. that MILF rebels were behind the Nov. 23 mass murder in Maguindanao. MILF vice chair for political affairs Ghadzali Jaafar said Ampatuan’s claim was “absurd” and that “even a small kid would not believe it.” MILF spokesperson Eid Kabalu said it was “a mediocre attempt to divert the issue.” “Who would believe that?” Kabalu said.

Filipino Workers Condemn Maguindanao Massacre (tags)

APL dares gov’t to severely punish brains, perpetrators of Maguindanao massacre

It’s Baltimore, Hon!: Did Mayor Dixon Steal from the Poor? (tags)

High comedy will hit Baltimore, on Monday, Nov. 9, 2009. Mayor Sheila Dixon’s trial on theft charges begins. She’s accused of stealing about $1,500 of gift cards slated for the poor. The Mayor denies any wrongdoing. There’s an ex-boyfriend, a developer, in the mix. He’s already copped a plea in another City Hall corruption case and plans to testify against the Mayor. Oh, where is the iconic film maker John Waters when we need him the most?

Pension fund probe into possible bribery of former LA deputy mayor (tags)

Pension fund probe into possible bribery of former Los Angeles deputy mayor REPOST The California Public Employees’ System (CalPERS) is investigating allegations that over $50 million in fees were paid to agents who directed the pension fund’s investments. A former deputy mayor of Los Angeles who also served on the board of CalPERS has been implicated in the scandal.

STOP THE KILLER COP AWARDS!! NO TROPHYS FOR KILLING BABY SUSIE!! (tags)

At its most prestigious ceremony the LAPD will be awarding its highest honor, the Medal of Valor, to 10 of the SWAT officers involved in their 2005 murder of 18 month old Baby Susie Pena. 10:30am Thursday, 5/28, Kodak Theater.

STOP THE KILLER COP AWARDS!! (tags)

At its most prestigous ceremony the LAPD will be awarding its highest honor, the Medal of Valor to 10 of the SWAT officers who murdered 18 month old baby Susie Pena.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom rides the big wave (tags)

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who is now running for Governor of California, signed his name to an editorial advocating wave energy, on his Huffington Post blog. Humboldt and Mendocino County environmentalists adamantly oppose Wave/Connect, the mega wave energy project proposed by one of Newsom's most favored corporations, PG&E.

AJLPP CONDEMNS HOUSE PROBE ON DAVAO KILLINGS (tags)

The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) vehemently condemns the House planned probe into the reported summary executions in Davao City, describing it as politically motivated.

 “For the AJLPP the investigation is nothing more than a political vendetta,” Arturo P. Garcia AJLPP West Coast coordinator said “The public and all the peoplel know that Mayor Rudy Duterte and Speaker Prospero Nograles are political enemies. And clearly, the investigation is nothing more than an abuse of the power of Congress and the ruling party. “ Garcia said.



Santee Teachers Strike March 27, 2009 [South-Central Los Angeles] (tags)

One hour strike @ Santee (high school). Teachers & students speak [see video]. CUTS HURT KIDS & TEACHERS!

DAAO CITY MAYOR LAMBAST AFP (tags)

Enough is enough. Even the City mayor is angry at the military abuses. Military abuses are driving more and more people to join communist rebels, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said here Friday. This is what AJLPP sources learned today.

NO vote for Villaragosa...no kingships here (tags)

Have you been to a local LAPL library lately? Have you noticed a big poster looking down at you smiling, of course, as Big Brother ? Have you turned on your TV and found the same aspiringpretender filling potholes,cutting green ribbons, shaking any hands out there, etc. etc. etc....yep....not doing his Mayoral job, just doing all self promotions, ever since he arrived here......

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.

LA Mayor's Deputy Visited by Animal Liberation Front (tags)

Family of LA Mayor's Deputy Visited by Animal Liberation Front Jimmy Blackman Urged by Underground Group to Implement No Kill Policies

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.

Green Dissent: Why I Won't Vote for California Dems (tags)

The Field polls says California is going for Barack Obama 55% to 33%. Very well. My "Brotha" Barack doesn't need my vote and pumping Dem numbers only encourages our local Los Angeles scoundrels

Cryonics on health care (tags)

If not, why not?

Delivery of 50,000 Letters Demanding St. Paul Drop Charges Against Journalists (tags)

On Friday morning, local advocates and independent journalists will deliver more that 50,000 petitions to St. Paul City Hall calling on Mayor Chris Coleman and local law enforcement officials to drop all charges against journalists arrested while covering protests outside the Republican National Convention.

NO RICE CRISIS IN THE PHILIPPINES: MAYOR JOJO BINAY IN LA VISIT (tags)

“There is no rice crisis in the Philippines. It is an artificial crisis created by the GMA administration in the urban areas o use for its political maneuvers and economic benefits” This was the stand of Presumptive presidential candidate for the President of the Philippines. Makati Ciy mayor Jejomar Binay when asked about the rice crisis in the Philippines. Binay held a press conference at Bahay Kubo restaurant in Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles, August 27,2008. Addressing a jam packed hall with Filipino community leaders from all over California. ” The real rice crisis happened in 1964 at the time of President Diosdado Macapagal. That was the real rice crisis when everybody even the rich and poorest was lining up for the rice. I was very young then and I still remember.

OPPOSITION BET MAYOR BINAY BLASTS GMA IN LA VISIT (tags)

Presumptive presidential candidate for the President of the Philippines. Makati Ciy mayor Jejomar Binay held a press conference at Bahay Kubo restaurant in Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles, yesterday, August 27,2008. Addressing a jam packed hall with Filipino community leaders from all over California, Mayor Jojo Binay lambasted the failed policies of current Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in his capacity as the PDP-Laban president and the United Opposition (UNO), He is reportedly supported by former President Joseph “Erap”Estrada.

Action Alert: Protest Police Treatment of DNC Activists (tags)

Protest police brutality against DNC activists.

South Central Farmers Demand Ethics Investigation of Local Officials (tags)

Citing an apparent conflict of interest, the South Central Farmers are demanding that California's State Attorney General investigate the sale of the site of the South Central Farm by Los Angeles city officials to local developer Ralph Horowitz for a trucking center for women's clothing manufacturer and retailer Forever 21.

Long Beach Mayor Vows to Close Main Library (tags)

Long Beach Mayor Claims that City Will Save Millions by Closing Main Library and keeping branch libraries for longer hours.

SHELTER PROTEST (tags)

Los Angeles Animal Services Protest Wrap Up

City Hall Scandal Hits Baltimore After “The Wire” Exits (tags)

There is never a dull moment in Baltimore, Maryland. It seems as soon as HBO’s “The Wire” program left town, our Mayor, Sheila Dixon, became the subject of a state corruption probe. It’s all mostly about two fur coats and some travel trips with an ex-boyfriend. At the time, he was a developer doing business with the city. Does it add up to bribery or is it a tempest in a teapot? The Grand Jury holds the answer to that question. Stay tuned.

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.

Zenger's Newsmagazine Election Endorsements (tags)

Zenger's Newsmagazine endorses in local, state and federal offices in the June 3 primary, including "revolutionary" candidate Eric Bidwell for Mayor and incumbent Mike Aguirre for City Attorney.

San Diego Queer Democrats Endorse Morrow for Mayor (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club endorsed former City Councilmember Floyd Morrow for Mayor at thier April 24 meeting — but Morrow was upstaged by City Councilmember and former mayoral candidate Donna Frye, who brought a volunteer in a fox costume to dramatize her contention that Proposition "C," a ballot proposal to allow the mayor to appoint the city's auditor, is "putting the fox in charge of the henhouse."

San Diego Earth Day Hosts Local Candidates (tags)

Though poorly attended, the candidates' debates at San Diego's Earth Day in Balboa Park April 20 offered useful insights into how the aspirants for mayor, third district city councilmember and city attorney might use their jobs to help protect the city's environment — or not.

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.

San Diego's Controversial City Attorney 'Speaks (tags)

To his supporters, San Diego city attorney Mike Aguirre is an activist and truth-teller who'sone of the few local elected officials dealing seriously with the city's budget crises. To his opponents, ranging from the Right-wing San Diego Union-Tribune to the city employee unions, he's a loud-mouthed obstructionist who's dividing the city and costing it money. The controversy was on display January 24, when Aguirre and two of his election oppoennts debated at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club.

LA Mayor's Chief Of Staff Visited by Animal Liberation Front (tags)

LA Mayor's Chief Of Staff Visited by Animal Liberation Front; Robin Kramer Urged by Underground Group to Implement No Kill Policies at 6 Los Angeles Animal Shelters

NYC shuts 9/11 remains sifting facility (tags)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The city has closed a facility where debris was sifted for Sept. 11 victims' remains, but the search won't end until after the World Trade Center site is rebuilt, a city official said Tuesday.

Simi Valley Mayor asks DHS head Chertoff to Raid Sanctuary Church - Oxnard Responds (tags)

March in defense of human rights, in response to the raids carried out on a scale meant to terrorize the workers and immigrants of Southern California. On Tuesday, 1,300 people were detained and in many cases torn from their childrens' arms.

Benito Acosta, Costa Mesa council trial starts today (tags)

The criminal trial of Acosta, accused of disrupting a City Council meeting in 2006, starts with testimony from Mayor Allan Mansoor

ACLU attorney interviewed on KPFK about Coyotl Tezcatlipoca's case (tags)

Belinda Escobosa Helzer, an ACLU attorney representing Coyotl Tezcatlipoca, talks about his case on the KPFK program, Uprising, on Monday, September 24, 2007.

Criminal Trial for Costa Mesa Activist (tags)

The charges of “disrupting” a city council proceeding stem from a free-for-all that broke out during a public comments session of the Jan. 3, 2006, Costa Mesa city council meeting after police, acting on Mayor Allan Mansoor’s orders to take an early recess, pulled Acosta away from the speaker’s podium and pushed him outside the council chambers before his three minute speaking limit had expired.

Defend free speech! Attend Coyot Tezcatlipoca's criminal trial, Sept. 25th (tags)

This case highlights the absurdity of Orange County's backward system of criminal justice in the era of Minutemen: Tezcatlipoca is facing prosecution for offenses that were committed against him by police and government officials!

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.

Defend free speech! Attend Coyotl Tezcatlipoca's trial, Aug 15th (tags)

Defend the right of free speech, assembly, and fair and equal treatment in the criminal justice system! Show your solidarity with Tezcatlipoca by attending his upcoming criminal trial!

CRIMINAL TRIAL FOR COSTA MESA ACTIVIST (tags)

Reposted from LAAMN list

6 Members of Orlando Food Not Bombs Arrested (tags)

Six members of Orlando Food Not Bombs were arrested for drumming too loudly at a protest outside a campaign fundraiser for Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. OFNB was protesting the mayor's policies on homelessness and his support for Orlando's "large group feedings' ordinance, which bans food sharings inside public parks in downtown Orlando.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa closes City animal shelters (tags)

In astounding news earlier this week the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services announced that they are basically closing the shelter doors to owner relinquished animals. Their rationale behind this move as per Ed Boks the General Manager is to "fine tune" "the population during the annual spring/summer crush of neonatal turn-ins." Read that, "we have no more room because we've been warehousing animals all year to keep our euthanasia rate artificially low to try to make me look good."

Federalize gang crimes, L.A. mayor urges (tags)

whateva happened 2 da war on poverty? now dey got a war on drugz so da police can botha me. tupac amaru shakur

Building Bridges Radio: :Immigration Debate and Day Care Union Busting in NYC (tags)

WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

Political Fiefdoms Dig In (tags)

A look at the election outcome in some of the political turfs would show whether the geopolitical balance of power has changed without necessarily shaking the infrastructures of political dynasties in those areas. The clan of Macapagal-Arroyo has been in power for 58 years, broken only by the Marcos dictatorship. Even if the clan has spun out its political presence in Camarines Sur and Negros, it has a lot of damage control coming up what with the province of Pampanga - considered Mrs. Arroyo's bailiwick and father Diosdado's birthplace - going to a new governor,

Antonio Villaraigosa and Fabian Núñez at Back to the Park on Thursday??? (tags)

Read Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Speaker Fabian Núñez and radio host El Piolin are billed as participants in a Thursday procession and candlelight vigil for immigration reform at MacArthur Park. If this true..count me out!

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.

LA Mayor & Police Chief Responsible for 5/1/07 LA Police Riot (tags)

The 5/1/07 Los Angeles Police Riot was obviously planned weeks in advance as a means of silencing the movement for unconditional amnesty for undocumented immigrants. The order for the preparations came from the top, the Chief of Police and his boss, the Mayor of Los Angeles. That's the ONLY way such an operation can take place.

PROTEST Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (tags)

Please come out at 3:30pm today to join in a chorus of dissent against the Mayor and his foolish policies.

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!

Barletta seen as a ‘hero’ by extremists (tags)

By Nichole Dobo and Wade Malcolm , Staff Writers

LA Mayor has cruel lack of vets (tags)

www.dailynews.com/theiropinion/ci_5542600+

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa doesn't keep campaign promise to animals (tags)

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa promised to make LA a NoKill City. He hired Ed Boks as the new General Manager. In his first year Boks has failed to reduce the euthanasia rate. Fewer animals made it out alive, fewer were adopted. What went wrong? And what is the Mayor going to do about it?

Campamento Cucapá-Campamento Zapatista (tags)

International Invitation to Peace Encampments on Zapatista and Cucapá Territory To Be Installed February 26 in El Mayor, Baja California; March 13 in Huitepec, Near San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas

Skid Row Activist on Trial --Anti-Brutality Protest this Saturday (tags)

Downtown L.A. Hotel Attempts to Ban Homeless People from It's Public Areas --Meanwhile, this Saturday will see continuing demonstrations against police brutality on Skid Row in front of LAPD Central Division Headquartes:

Campamento Zapatista (tags)

The Mexican government has a long history of mistreating and ommiting the voices of its internal indigenous population. One nearby example is the genocide of the Cucapá of Mexicali, who have been denied fishing permits, eventhough they have been fishing in this valley for over 9,000 years; indeed before the area was even called Mexico. For more information: Héctor at (951)288-8319 or at comisiondeapoyo@gmail.com * laotraenelotrolado@gmail.com

Campamento Zapatista-EVENTO (tags)

El gobierno Mexicano tiene una larga historia de maltratar e ignorar las voces de sus pueblos indigenas. ¿Quién puede olvidar las masacres, los desplazos y la marginación extrema? En pocas palabras, el genocidio de nuestrros pueblos Indigenas!

Why are cops always right? They got guns and badges!! (tags)

Tempe cop Sgt. Chuck Schoville tells us why cops are always right on a Tempe government propaganda TV channel Tempe StreetBeat - “You know why you say I’m right? Because I’ve got a gun and a badge. I’m always right.” Finally the cops admit something most of us know!

Fidel, el mayor y más lúcido político (tags)

"Fidel Castro es el mayor, el más lúcido político del siglo XX. He estado siempre con su noble causa"

a message from Mayor Ron Gonzalez (tags)

my comments

Dope smoking, dope dealing mayor (tags)

Dope dealing mayor. Hey Mayor know where I can score a kilo of weed? I wonder if the cops protected him to give him a monopoly in his town.

Sanctuary City, National City (tags)

Hundreds of residents of the small community of National City outside San Diego proudly celebrated their new sanctury city, a refuge for the foreign-born, free from profiling and discrimination.

Welcome to Costa Migra (tags)

New progressive newspaper starts in Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach, Orange County, California. A small newspaper, but packed with hard news about important social and environmental issues. Here's a sample.

Welcome to Costa Migra (tags)

New progressive newspaper starts in Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach, Orange County, California. A small newspaper, but packed with hard news about important social and environmental issues. Here's a sample.

VIVA NATIONAL CITY (tags)

Below is a shout out from San Diego area activists to join them at 12:00 p.m. this Saturday, as the mayor of National City proclaims that immigrants are welcome in their city. The organizers of the sanctuary movement have asked that all supporters of immigrants' rights come to National City and defend the right of people to live without harrassment and fear of police interference in their daily lives. The Minutemen, led by Jim Gilchrist, have vowed to protest this event with a major Southern California mobilization of 400 Minutemen to the streets of little National City. Their intent, as always, is to provoke hatred and racism through the media; if human rights supporters can mobilize to defend National City, the Minutemen will be exposed.

Salt Lake City Mayor Joins Demonstration Against Bush Visit There (tags)

[from the Seattle Times]

Legal challenge filed to Hazleton ordinance (tags)

The anti-migrant law in Hazleton PA - a law that copied a local SanBernardino effort by Save Our State Nazi Joe Turner, has been challenged in court.

From Iraq to Palestine: Occupation Is a Crime (tags)

Protestors marched in the third largest Jewish city in the world to stop the U.S. and Israeli war machine.

Crash MinuteKKKlan BBQ for Costa Mesa Mayor! (tags)

Crash MinuteKKKlan BBQ for Costa Mesa Mayor! Drive these scum out of town!

MinuteKKKlan having BBQ for Costa Mesa Mayor (tags)

Members of the MinuteKKKlan Project are having a BBQ this Sunday for Allan Mansoor, the neo-Nazi loving Mayor of Costa Mesa!

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.)

Hazleton codifies racism (tags)

Home-grown bigots are nothing new in America or Pennsylvania. Every city of any size has its particular variety spewing its brand of ignorance-based poison and racist nonsense. Then there's Hazleton, Pa., where last night they made hate official city policy.

Chief of police in Cleves is indicted (tags)

Mark Demeropolis, 42, was indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury on four counts of tampering with records and two counts of forgery, according to Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Deters.

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.

CM Protest Against Three Little Pigs: Silly, Garbage & Baloney (tags)

The Minuteman Junta that controls the Costa Mesa City Council (Mayor Allan Mansoor, Eric Bever and Gary Monahan) call allegations that they pander to extremists the equivelent of the Three Little Pigs fairy tale and "silly garbage baloney," but local residents who marched through Costa Mesa July 8 feel otherwise.

Political Parties and Corporations Unite to Co-opt Immigrants Rights Movement. (tags)

July 10, 2006 Political parties and corporations unite to co-opt the immigrants rights movement.

12:15pm update South Central Farm (tags)

MAYOR'S OFFICE LIES TO FARMERS!

VIDEO: Mayor in parade with Minutemen (tags)

The minutemen marched in a 4th of July parade today, but not without getting booed at times and followed by a protest of immigrants rights supporters.

Mayor in Parade with Minutemen (tags)

Mayor Villaraigosa rode in a 4th of July parade with anti-immigrant minutemen today.

Mayor Crosby knows that traffic tickets are for raising revenue!!!! (tags)

The mayor is also accused of ordering police officers to ticket soldiers and Hispanics for speeding because he thought neither group would contest the fines in court.

On the Death/Martyrdom of Ilagan Mayor Delfinito Albano (tags)

Pesante- USA reprinted the Tagalog Statement of the NDFP-Cagayan Valley re the murder of Ilagan Mayor Delfinito Albano who was murdered by unknown assailants in Metro Manila. Ilagan is the provincial capital of Isabela where agrarian or land problems is very grave. Ilaga is also the area where the 11,000 Hacienda San Antonio and Sta Isabel, now the crisis area of land problems in the Philippines is located. Foreign corporations are trying to gran the lands of peasants opening up coal mining and cassava plantations in the traditionally rice and corn lands in the area. Mayor Albano took the side of the lowly peasants that is why he became a marked man. Pesante condoles with the Albano family on the untimely death and martyrdom of one of the servants of the people.

Northern Luzon Town mayor Murdered in Manila (tags)

AS police authorities said politics was most likely behind the assassination of Mayor Delfinito Albano of Ilagan, Isabela, the National Bureau of Investigation started its probe into the murder and the National Democratic Front mourned his death. In a statement reported on ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), the NDF-Cagayan Valley hailed Albano as a crusader for democracy, freedom, farmers’ rights and the right to information.

FATHER'S DAY protest at Mayor's Mansion (tags)

PROTEST THE MAYOR OF LOS ANGLES, BRING YOUR KIDS!

South Central Farm Crisis in Los Angeles (tags)

Willie Nelson, Darryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, Danny Glover, Joan Baez, Julia Butterfly-Hill support farmers in the struggle to save the nation's largest urban farm. Darryl Hannah appears on Larry King Live with Willie Nelson to show footage of eviction. Danny Glover calls eviction a Day of Mourning, a Day of Shame

Anti-Cha-cha protests mark Independence Day (tags)

AJLPP reprinted the news on the mass actions in Manila and the rest of the Philippines against Charter Change and the escalating human rights violations and attacks against personages and members of the people's organizations and party-list leaders and members in the Philippines. Several thousands of protesters joined the protests against Charter change, June 12. In Manila, about 10,000 protesters participated in an Inter-Faith prayer rally at the Liwasang Bonifacio. Members of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and its allied organizations marched from two assembly points – Welcome Rotunda and Quirino avenue corner Taft avenue --toward the Liwasang Bonifacio, 4 pm. Former Vice President Teofisto Guingona Jr., National Artist for Literature Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera, Senator Jamby Madrigal, Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay, San Juan Mayor JV Ejercito, Manila Vice Mayor Danny Lacuña were among the personalities who attended the rites.

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.

My letter to the Mayor about the farm (tags)

The city of Los Angeles has a solemn legal and moral responsibility to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its residents. That responsibility demands the city's immediate intervention on behalf of the South Central Farm.

Farmers Say Talks Are On With Developer (tags)

From the Farmers Press Release:

The Developer vs. the Nation's Largest Urban Farm (tags)

The Battle for South Central Farm By RALPH NADER

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

No gay rights in Moscow!!! (tags)

Russian cops beat up homosexual activists who held a "gay pride" parade

Antonio Villaraigosa & Vicente Fox at Persing Square (tags)

Friday 5/26/06 2 PM

Mayor Antonio: eminent domain now for the farm. Feed the people - protect the farm (tags)

mayor antonio - thank you for representing the great city of los angeles. you must be very confident of your skills, wanting to be mayor and take over the school district. if you can't be bothered to care about how people feed their kids, why should anyone believe you about the schools?

South Central farmers resist eviction (tags)

Farmers and community activists have established an encampment on the South Central Farm to resist eviction from it’s owner Ralph Horowitz. The South Central farmers were unable to raise 16.35 million to save the farm and face eviction this week. Joan Baez, Darryl Hannah and Julie butterfly hill joined in calling for the mayor’s last minute efforts to save the farm. Christina Aanestad reports.

Two DAys Left! (tags)

Ron Kovic joins Los Angeles Farmers in a "Spiritual Procession" to encourage saving the South Central Farm.

Hope Springs . . . at the South Central Farm (tags)

Last month, the Trust for Public Land negotiated purchase option with developer Ralph Horowitz that depended on the City coming up with a $5M match for $6M raised by the South Central Farm. Five days ago, the City reneged on the deal. Friday, with three days left, the Farmers and their supporters, ever hopeful, demanded that Mayor Villaraigosa step up to support the Farm.

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.

La Gran Walkout, to City Hall (tags)

Students poured out of school today. Most of them slowed traffic on the 101. The ones I met went back to City Hall.

Small business interests attack Costa Mesa Mayor (tags)

“What we have here is something that is nothing more than grandstanding and symbolism and it is symbolically scaring people,” said Blank. “What we need is a national immigration policy. We don't need a cowboy sitting in the mayor's seat in Costa Mesa saying, 'I'm going to round them all up and send them away.'”

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.

Minuteman Mayor's ICE Cracks In Costa Mesa Immigration War (tags)

Reeling from pointed public comments and revealing testimony from police Chief John Hensley, Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor tried but failed to silence fellow City Council member Katrina Foley as she attacked his proposal to use police as immigration law eLooking upnforcers under the auspices of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Farmers Fight To Win (tags)

Community pressure moves the Farmers cause forward step by step.

Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor's ICE proposal melts away under scrutiny (tags)

Police Chief John Hensley, the city's top cop, offered testimony which contradicted many of the things that Mansoor has been saying about the ICE proposal. Under tough questioning, Hensley not only admitted that the Mayor's scheme wouldn't have any impact upon "illegal immigration," but said there aren't enough "facts" to suggest it will do anything to fight crime.

Farmers Protest at Gate to Developers Estate (tags)

About 30 farmers and their supporters protested tonight outside the entrance to the gated neighborhood in Brentwood where the man who wants to destroy their farm lives.

Gubernatorial candidate Peter Camejo at South Central Farm, Mar 9 (tags)

Green Party Gubernatorial candidate Peter Camejo to urgeLA Mayor to intervene Thursday, March 9, 2006 on the eviction of 350 families at South Central community farm

Open Letter to the Progressive Movement (tags)

Open Letter to the Progressive Movement 'Support the South Central Farmers' -Join the demonstrations at the Mayor's Mansion Thursday, March 9 at 7PM and at City Hall Friday, March 10 at 9AM.

Photos and report from the farm (tags)

LOS ANGELES – March 5, 2006, Over 200 people attended an emergency meeting and planning session to mount a campaign to fight the eviction and save the South Central Farm. The end of the day saw the formation of a solid coalition of activists and local groups coming together united in the single goal of saving the farm.

How To Save the Farm (tags)

With the moment of crisis at hand, the South Central Farmers call on supporters to save the Farm.

UPDATE FROM THE FARM (tags)

UPDATE FROM THE FARM The situation as of 9:15 pm Saturday, March 4th

The South Central Farmers Push, and City Hall Budges (tags)

City Council proves fallow, but the Mayor's office has initiated negotiations to save South Central Farm. The Farmers still have a long row to hoe--they need to raise $7.35M to save the Farm.

UPDATE: South Central Farmers visit mayor's office (tags)

The South Central Farmer and their supporters addressed the city council today and were able to meet with Deputy Mayor, Larry Frank.

URGENT--PROTEST RIGHT NOW AT MAYOR'S HOUSE PARTY IN HANCOCK PARK!!! (tags)

The mayor is having a big private party at his house right now/this evening. I hear they need some fresh vegetables and fruits.

Federal lawsuit filed against Mayor Allan Mansoor and the City of Costa Mesa (tags)

Lawsuit filed this morning in U.S. federal court against Mayor Allan Mansoor and the City of Costa Mesa

Action Alert -EVICTION NOTICE POSTED!! At South Central Farm (tags)

Only Five days left to save the farm

"What have you done to Costa Mesa?" Minuteman Mayor Allan Mansoor turns city u (tags)

Costa Mesa’s Minuteman Junta has brought terror, racism, incompetence and shame to the city.

Former Pasadena Mayor Runs for Congress as Green (tags)

Bill Paparian, former Mayor of Pasadena and civil rights attorney will challenge "right wing" Democrat for Congress

The Farmers Hold Their Ground (tags)

and tell the Mayor and City Council, "Thanks, but no thanks" to private buyers

The Farmers Hold Their Ground (tags)

and tell the Mayor and City Council, "Thanks, but no thanks" to private buyers

The Farmers Hold Their Ground (tags)

and tell the Mayor and City Council, "Thanks, but no thanks" to private buyers

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.

Pro-Migrant Activists Turn the Tables (tags)

Costa Mesan residents hit their anti-migrant counci member in his pocketbook

Don't send Mayor McQueso $$--put PRESSURE on him (tags)

Costa Mesa City Prosecutor: Mayor Allan Mansoor "under investigation" (tags)

Dan Peelman, an attorney with Jones and Mayer, a Fullerton-based law firm, and an "independent prosecutor" on contract with the City of Costa Mesa, opened up an investigation Friday into allegations contained within a "letter of complaint" that was filed against Mayor Allan Mansoor with Kimberly Hall Barlow, the City Attorney, on Tuesday, January 17th.

No Charges In Tezcalipoca Case; Investigation of mayor starts (tags)

Coyotl Tezcalipoca of the Tonantzin Collective vows to fight for reopening of Day Labor Center and end of ICE agreement. Costa Mesa mayor under investigation.

Cops even violate the civil rights of fellow cops! (tags)

Hell the NYPD pigs even violate the civil rights of their fellow cops when they spy on them!

Council minutes show Coyotl was cut off two minutes before 7 pm (tags)

The minutes of the January 3rd meeting of the Costa Mesa City Council were recently posted online by the City Clerk. Not only do they state the meeting began at 6:00 pm, but they record that Mayor Allan Mansoor declared a "recess" at 6:58 pm. This confirms what investigative journalist John Earl, myself, and others have been saying all along: that Mansoor abruptly cut off Coyotl Tezcatlipoca about 40 seconds before his time was up and he did it roughly two minutes before the 7:00 pm "deadline."

Tell Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor to go home! (tags)

CCIR invites Costa Mesa's biggest criminal to their meeting next week!

Letter to the editor about Costa Mesa Mayor (tags)

"Before Tezcalipoca's speaking time expired, the mayor suspended the meeting and said or did things that by prearrangement caused the police to move in on Tezcalipoca. While Tezcalipoca was telling the officers who had surrounded him that he would leave on his own and that he did not want them to touch him, they grabbed him around the neck and forcibly removed him from the council chambers." -- Chris Blank

Letter of complaint filed against Costa Mesa Mayor (tags)

The following "letter of complaint" was delivered during the public comments section of the Tuesday, January 17, 2006 meeting of the Costa Mesa City Council. It was filed on behalf of the Tonantzin Collective.

CM Mayor Puts Choke-hold On First Amendment During Immigration Crackdown (tags)

Mayor Allan Mansoor of Costa Mesa lets lets Minuteman followers have there say, but cuts off immigrant rights activists.

Cuba creció el 11,8% en 2005 y ya salió del bloqueo (tags)

La mayor tasa de crecimiento de América Latina según el informe de la CEPAL

Costa Mesa Mayor Mansoor Enforces Immigration Law But Trashes First Amendment (tags)

Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor believes that America is “a nation of laws.” That’s why, he says, the city’s police should be first in the nation to directly help deport “illegal aliens.” But conduct by Monsoor at two recent Costa Mesa city council meetings–-revealed on video logs from two separate sources–-raises questions about his ability to correctly and impartially uphold the law, including respecting basic First Amendment rights. Recent incidents also demand an examination of the constitutionality of Costa Mesa Municipal Codes related to public speech.

CCIR welcomes Costa Mesa mayor to their next meeting (tags)

The CCIR welcomes Costa Mesa mayor Allan Mansoor to their next meeting.

Report, photos of Costa Mesa city council protest (tags)

As people of various views and backgrounds protest the mayor of Costa Mesa, people from SOS(Save Our State), Gilchrist, and Minuteman people show support.

SAVE INCA CULTURAL CENTER TIMISOARA - ROMANIA (tags)

INCA Center is a non-profit, all-voluntary place dedicated to the alternative culture. The place has hosted in the past 3 and half years over 150 events: concerts, art exhibitions, projections & movie nights, performance, festivals, etc. also for next year already we have planned many workshops, conferences, concerts and others. If city will evict us, and there is huge chance for this to happen, one of the few alternative places in the region will disappear and will leave us with no place to host all these events. Because we have strong promises that we will never get a second place from the city. Also we know that the only thing that will make the city change their mind is three things: - International protests at Romanian embassies and consulates - Strong international and national response through email/fax/phone - The scandal goes to the media

Dec. 2 Activists Vow Downtown “Tent City” Will Now Battle Against LA’s Newest Evictions (tags)

Ongoing tent city --starting at LA's City Hall lawn on Dec 2 --to now up the protest ante against LA's new, and raging, low-income evictions.

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.

The Animal Liberation Front attack in LA! (tags)

“A communiqué received by the Press Office (for the ALF) reads in part: ‘The animal liberation front has taken advice from our Commander in Chief to “smoke terrorists out of their holes.” The target was Los Angeles number One terrorist Gordon Stuckey. Military Strength Smoke grenades were detonated on the floor of this animal killers abode. Sleep light … alf.”

The Animal Liberation Front attack! (tags)

“A communiqué received by the Press Office (for the ALF) reads in part: ‘The animal liberation front has taken advice from our Commander in Chief to “smoke terrorists out of their holes.” The target was Los Angeles number One terrorist Gordon Stuckey. Military Strength Smoke grenades were detonated on the floor of this animal killers abode. Sleep light … alf.”

Portrait of Incompetence, Mayor Nagin (tags)

The incompetent fool Nagin, only now orders people removed from New Orleans.

LESSONSFROM HELL (tags)

WHILE ROME BURNS, NOT NERO, BUT CALIGULA'S HORSE...

The Right Of Return To and the Right To Remain In New Orleans. (tags)

As the White House launches its sociopathic defense of the FuckYou Government response to Hurricane Katrina the latest from the dry ground in New Orleans is that even neighborhoods that did not flood, that are high and dry must be evacuated.

DESDE EL PLANETA TIERRA: Elección sin elección (tags)

Ninguna de las anteriores

Call in to the City of BP (tags)

Call the city. urge them to repeal the permit to protest law.

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.

No surprise, Netkin is the guy who was arrested for driving into crowd (tags)

Valley dingbat Hal Netkin ran a phone bank during the mayoral election that called voters with automated anti-Villaraigosa messages. He's obsessed with immigrants and the mayor-elect, and on his website calls Villaraigosa "the MECHista mayor who virtually takes his orders from Mexico City." So, no surprise, Netkin is the guy who was arrested last night in Orange County for driving his van into a crowd of Latinos protesting an appearance by the head of the Minuteman Project.

Villaraigosa has made a point of stressing his interest in governing from the center (tags)

Villaraigosa's associates say he too will cultivate a network of well-respected advisors outside City Hall to guide him on such issues as education reform, transportation planning and economic development. Among them are likely to be former Assembly speaker and mayoral candidate Bob Hertzberg, former Metropolitan Transportation Authority board member Nick Patsaouras and entrepreneur and former national Democratic Party official Ari Swiller.

LA on coverof NYTimes today, but nothing here? (tags)

I was surprised to see that LA was on the cover of the NYTimes today for the mayoral election (I haven't been following it, I'm up in the Bay Area) and that there isn't any mention of the results on here. I'm wondering what the alternative view is on this guy. NYT paints him as a "union organizer." If that's true, why no mention here of a potential 'good guy' in office? Plus, if nothing else, the first Hispanic mayor in over 100 years . . .

Elaine Brown, former Black Panther leader, to run as Green (tags)

Elaine Brown, the only woman to lead the Black Panther Party, has declared her intention to run for Mayor of Brunswick, Georgia, as a member of the Green Party.

Each Step a Prayer For A Nuclear Free Future. (tags)

Fort Lee, NJ - On Saturday, April 30, 2005, an international group of people will arrive in Fort Lee NJ. They will be met by the Mayor of Hiroshima, Tadatoshi Akiba, and Hiroshima bomb survivors.

Mayor Jennifer P. Dougherty joins Mayors for Peace! Tadatoshi Akiba, the Mayor of Hiroshim (tags)

Announcements and updates from the Stop The Bombs International Peace Walk from Oak Ridge Tennessee to the United Nations in New York city.

Gentlemen Prefer Blogs: Jerry Brown's Blog (tags)

Mayor Jerry Brown—formerly the Governor of California—has just started his own blog.

The Mayor of London - Honestly At Last Regarding Jewish Racists (tags)

Commentary on London Mayor Ken Livingstone' recent remarks about Israel and the Jewish Community

Anybody But Hahn? A Mayoral Convention for the Animals (tags)

A few months ago, the country heard the Democrats' mantra "Anybody but Bush." On January 9, 2005 at the Citizens for a Humane Los Angeles mayoral convention at Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn in North Hollywood, one group of animal rights and welfare advocates supported the "Anybody but Hahn" theory while another argued "Vote your Heart."

Rally Supporting King Drew Trauma Center (tags)

About THREE THOUSAND people turned out today at noon for a mid-day rally led by Rep. Maxine Waters at King/Drew supporting the King/Drew Trauma Center. Also in attendance were local politicians and dozens of community leaders and activists.

Dashing Mayor to the Rescue (tags)

San Francisco hotel workers strike heading in the wrong direction as millionaire mayor gets involved

L.A. Too Confidential: Hahn and Stuckey in a Sticky Situation (tags)

Animal advocates continue to protest Los Angeles Mayor Hahn's appointment of Guerdon H. Stuckey as the General Manager of Animal Services and the city's lack of commitment to the no-kill animal shelter goal.

the Philadelphia wireless example (tags)

Imagine having comparable capabilities of local, long distance, and cellular telephone service, cable TV, and broadband Internet access for a zero/month fee when many people currently spend a combined amount of $100/month, or more, for those services.

Half-Million Marchers Defy N.Y. Mayor Bloomberg to Denounce Bush War and Lies (tags)

Despite threats and intimidation from New York’s Republican Mayor, a record half million protesters marched in New York City against Bush’s war in Iraq and his attacks on civil liberties at home in a disciplined and spirited march past the RNC convention site.

Campaign For Renters Rights Has Major Housing Victory (tags)

Fighting to win, section 8 tenants halt federal government and local politician's efforts to cut their housing subsidies.

NAGASAKI NIGHTMARE (tags)

Takakura Nobuko created this painting based upon what he saw in Hiroshima. Despite the hellish devastation all around him, this one thing stuck in Mr. Takakura's memory. In his own words: "A Man who died apparently on the spot lies there with one hand pointing to the sky. Blue flames rise from his fingers, and liquid the color of Indian Ink drips down." Mr. Takakura was 18 when he witnessed this haunting reality in 1945. To visit an entire gallery of artworks created by Hibakusha (Atom Bomb Survivors), please visit: www.art-for-a-change.com/Atomic/atomic.htm

Former Texas Mayor Compared to Alt Miss Ireland (tags)

Candy Sheehan, the former mayor of Coppell, Texas, was compared to former Miss Alternative Ireland (1997) , Shirely Temple Bar, yesterday in Dublin on live, national television (RTE 1)

Palestinian factions turn on each other in West Bank city (tags)

Among the dead are several innocent bystanders killed in the crossfire of botched abductions and gunbattles on the streets. They include a 13-year-old boy shot on his way to get a haircut and a mother of three murdered while buying medicine for one of her children.

Strong Green challenge in San Francisco worries Democrats (tags)

Now that the Democrat hoping to succeed Mayor Willie Brown is facing an unexpectedly tight runoff election against a Green Party candidate, the City Hall race is attracting unusual attention from national Democrats still bitter over losing California's governorship to Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Democracy Now Producer Arrested: Take Action Now. (tags)

Democracy Now Producer, Ana Nogueira, has been arrested in Miami.

LA Animal Services = Hell on Earth for Animals (tags)

As General Manager of LA Animal Services, Jerry Greenwalt supervised, arranged and condoned the needless murder of over 44,000 Innocent Dogs and Cats in Los Angeles Last Year.

Outsider Arnold is fast becoming a Sacramento Insider (tags)

The influence of former California Gov. Pete Wilson (Republican) on Schwarzenegger's team is evident. It is heavy on establishment figures and almost devoid of anyone who has been known to challenge the status quo.

Thallium contamination (tags)

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Chicago teachers (tags)

An open letter to Chicago Public School teachers

Cleveland, OH has been without water for several hours (tags)

The Mayor of Cleveland stated around 9PM Central that if the power was not restored to the city within 2 hours, the city's water supply would cease to function.

More Deaths in Iraq (tags)

"Drip, drip, drip"... can you hear that sound? It's not the sound of oil entering American SUV's... it's the sound of blood hitting Iraqi sand.

Latin america: WEEKLY NEWS FROM THE RESISTANCE (tags)

This is an article about resistance in several neighborhoods of many latin american countries: the way they get active in the community and how they are evolving and making difference in their lives in a self-organized way.

1,112 and Counting (tags)

The full text of the article that helped start the fight against AIDS.

DENNIS KUCINICH FOR PRESIDENT??? (tags)

WWW.KUCINICH.COM

Building Bridges Radio - Blue Christmas at the NYC Dept of Education (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 12 min radio program. To Listen click on indymedia link.

Ed Koch's New Years Resolutions (tags)

The former NYC mayor's resolutions for the coming year

Will Gubinatorial Candidate Camejo Do Better Than Any Green So Far? (tags)

GREEN PARTY MAYOR SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT -- CAMEJO COULD MAKE HISTORY ON TUESDAY!!!

Comejo in Historic Highland Park (tags)

Join Green, Peter Comejo, in Historic Highland Park

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.

Oaxacan Movement for Popular Power Culminates in Capitol (tags)

In Putla de Guerrero, Oaxaca, a popular movement against the corruption and violence of their mayor operating with the compliance of the state government unites politically diverse groups to empower the populace. a history of conflict and actions by CODEP

Press Release Update (tags)

An update to the LA Music Awards case

Houses Demolished in Tijuana's Cerro Maravilla Community (tags)

The city government of Tijuana has demolished the 250 houses that make up the working class community of Cerro Maravilla, Puerto al Futuro (Magnificent Hill, Door to the Future).

People’s needs vs. guns and corporate greed (tags)

MADISON, Wisc. – Groups with diverging politics converged June 14 -18 around the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

this was said on madison but it bears repeating now: (tags)

"The fact that Hill was so quick to disregard and ignore my concerns and suggestions makes me pity the residents of Redondo Beach, CA." Josh the cab driver

The Naked Truth (tags)

Topless bars and massage parlors are operating illegally in Centreville, Ill., says Mayor Frankie Seaberry. The mayor has also discovered that the sales tax from one of the adult-entertainment businesses in the town hasn't been paid to the city in years. Another topless bar owner was ordered by the feds to sell the business, after being convicted of obstruction of justice. But after serving his prison sentence, he continues to operate the club. Meanwhile, the Riverfront Times, which like LA New Times is owned by New Times Inc. of Phoenix, rakes in a fortune in advertising revenue by promoting these questionable enterprises.

San Diego October 13 Peace Rally (tags)

October 13th in San Diego's Balboa Park. Many really good speakers, good music, good people. Unlike Santa Monica our Mayor didn't show up, our mayor won't even condem attacks against the Islamic community in San Diego. This video features Larry Christian, a long time activist in San Diego speaking for the Middle East Cultural and Information Center. And the Prince Mishkins singing a song by Chatlie King. This video also shows that the more coffee you drink before an event the more cutaways you need to shoot :) 11min

Why the School of the Americas is Needed and how father Roy can help peace in SA (tags)

Normally we associate the School of the Americas with violence. This is only partly true: yes, some of the graduates of the school have murdered peoples and become dictators but the list contained inside shows that terrorism is real

Action: Mayor Hahn: fulfill campaign pledge for Bus Riders (tags)

Subject: Bus Riders' Union Urgent Action: Make Phone Call to New Mayor Hahn to FulfillCampaign Promise to BRU

Tell Long Beach Mayor & Police How You Feel. (tags)

See eyewitness accounts (Below) about Long Beach Police provocation and violence against nonviolent May Day Protesters. Then let the Mayor and Police Department know how you feel. Contact Information Follows...

Just Cause Needs Help! (tags)

WE NEED JUST CAUSE!

Bill Lockyer to Riverside: sign agreement or go to court (tags)

California's state attorney general bill Lockyer issued an ultimatum to Riverside's City Council: sign an agreement to reform the police department or he'll see them in court. Mayor Ron Loveridge urged the council to sign but council member Ed Adkison says he'll have to think about it.

140 ARRESTED IN SEATTLE MAYOR TRIES TO BLOCK ANNIVERSARY TEACH-IN (tags)

Mass Arrests, Interference With WTO Event

ANTI-WTO ACTIVISTS IN SEATTLE CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS FOR N30, 2000! (tags)

Activists In Seattle Prepare For Possible Confrontations With Police On WTO Protest Anniversary

A letter to mayor Riordan (tags)

A letter to the mayor asking for a police apology for my sister and the other arrested cyclists.

DNC Official Pissed Over LAPD Treatment of His Daughter (tags)

LAPD harasses Philly officials for jaywalking while black. DNC officials' daughter gets strongarm treatment from LAPD.

Jailed Activists on Hunger Strike Need You! (tags)

About 50 activists are still being held at the LA County Twin Towers jail. They are on hunger strike to protest inhumane treatment of the prisoners. Supporters are holding a 24-hour vigil in front of the visitors' entrance to No. 2 tower. Ten of us are also on hungerstrike in solidarity with the prisoners. We will stay here until they release our comrades, and we are asking you to stop by the vigil, and to make a few phone calls. Read on for details:

Mayor Riordan reaction to Monday's Riots (tags)

Interview with LA mayor, Richard Riordan, regarding the riots on Monday. Also, local homeless man comments on how the convention is effecting him. Footage provided by Labor Video Project. Interviewer: Steve Zeltzer. Videographer: Bud Gundelach.

(Ironic) LA Mayor Riordan rides bike today (tags)

Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan rode a bicycle this morning, hoping to encourage drivers to carpool, use public transit or bike to work to lessen traffic

come to the 2004 presidential protests (tags)

come to the 2004 presidential protests, already being planned by a stuttering mumbling mayor manino

Free Kate Sorenson! (tags)

Demand that Kate and the others be released!

ALL PROTESTERS-LA COULD CARELESS ABOUT YOUR VEIWS (tags)

WARNING TO PROTESTERS WHO ARE PLANNING TERROR IN OUR STREETS.....STAY HOME!

WELCOME TO L.A (tags)

Philadelphia Allows Protest Venue to Reopen (tags)

Amid a sudden escalation of tensions between the city and protest organizers sparked by the shutdown, Mayor John Street interceded on behalf of the downtown Spiral Q Puppet Theater and ordered the city's Department of Licenses and Inspections to allow it to reopen.

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