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Festival de Cine Inmigrante de San Francisco muestra realidad de jornaleros extranjeros (tags)

La travesía, obstáculos y abusos padecidos por la comunidad migrante será mostrada el 30 de noviembre en el City College-Mission y el 3 de diciembre en el Centro del Pueblo

S.A.M.E. Rallies Against Hate Crimes, Bullying (tags)

Drawn by several recent hate assaults on Queer people in the Hillcrest and North Park areas, members and supporters of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) rallied at the North Park Community Park Saturday afternoon, March 26. The rally featured speeches by openly Queer elected officials like Assemblymember Toni Atkins and School Board member Kevin Beiser, as well as ministers and others in support of Queer equality, but the most moving statements came from people who’d been on the receiving end of anti-Queer violence or bullying themselves: S.A.M.E. member René Torres, high school student Maya Conti and North Park resident Jacob Harshbarger, who wasn’t at the rally but sent a statement describing not only the attack against him but the lax response of local police and prosecutors. “I felt that the system that was supposed to be there to protect me was treating me as though it was my fault,” Harshbarger said.

“Nommogeneity” Explores African-American Poetry and Culture (tags)

It took two years to make and it's only 32 minutes long, but Terrence Stubbs’ film “Nommogeneity” is a powerful portrayal of cutting-edge African-American poetry and culture that's well worth seeing. Stubbs, a former stand-up comedian turned film student and TV producer, landed the legendary Amiri Baraka (shown reading his provocative 9/11 poem) as well as many younger African-American poets strongly influenced by him. The film — whose title comes from the twin gods in African mythology who brought humanity the gifts of language and writing — shows young poets working in a politically and socially conscious vein instead of writing “love jones” poems or odes to gangsterism and conspicuous consumption.

Murdering Cop to Face Murder Charges… The Struggle Continues (tags)

Six months after the killing of Oscar Grant, on June 4, Judge C. Don Clay ruled, after a preliminary hearing, that former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) cop Johannes Mehserle will go to trial for murder. This ruling sets the stage, and new stakes, for the battle for justice for Oscar Grant. And the twists and turns of this case as it heads into trial need to be closely watched. People need to continue to speak out, resist and bring the truth about this murder, part of a nationwide epidemic of police murder, to the world.

ALL OUT THE STREET! May Day 2009 National Immigrant Workers Mobilization! (tags)

We are calling A national day of multi-ethnic unity with youth, labor, peace and justice communities in solidarity with immigrant workers and building new immigrant rights & civil rights movement!

Queer Democrats Hear from Labor on Employee Free Choice Act (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club heard from Carlos Marquez, chair of the local chapter of Pride @ Work, at its regular meeting April 23. He presented a campaign called http://www.SharedAgenda.org, aimed at building grassroots support for two proposed pieces of federal legislation: the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which will make it easier for workers to form unions; and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which will ban discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Iraq Vet Paul Rieckhoff Speaks at City College (tags)

Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq War veteran, executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and author of a book about his war experiences called "Chasing Ghosts: Failures and Façades in Iraq," spoke October 4 at San Diego City College about the war, the needs of returning veterans and how various elected officials are responding to the veterans' issues his group regards as priorities.

Eric Bidwell: "Revolutionary" Mayor for the Rest of Us (tags)

Zenger's Newsmagazine is proud to endorse 25-year-old "revolutionary" candidate Eric Bidwell for Mayor of San Diego.

May 1 US-WIDE MASS Actions (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrants Rights (CDIR) –USA and the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) announced today that mass actions for May 1 will be held in major U.S. cities to commemorate International Workers Day and demand full rights and legalization for immigrants. In major cities like Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, New York and Chicago, Filipino Americans are joining up with their Latino immigrant allies to protest ICE raids and anti-immigrant bashing. They will also demand legalization and full rights for all immigrants. Joint MIWON/March 25th and April 7 Coalition March/Rally In Los Angeles, California the newly formed Filipino American For Immigration Reform (FAIR) with the Pilipino Workers Center will march form PWC in 153 Glendale, Historic Filipnotown to Macarthur Park and join the MIWON Contingent that will march form Macarthur Park to downtown Broadway.

8th Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Day Prayer Vigil (tags)

Join us for the 8th Annual Prayer Vigil The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Day Mobilization of Communities for the Elimination of design, manufacture, use and proliferation of Weapon of Mass Destruction

Vigil for Peace at Pasadena City College (tags)

Vigilers call for end to US military recruiting on campus and US troops to leave Iraq!

International Day of Peace Sept. 21st Event (tags)

Peaceful Candlelight Vigil in Pasadena. Foothills Peace Coalition Invites you to join us for an evening of thoughtful expression in peace.

3/27-31: Nationwide Week of Massive Student Walkouts for Immigrant Rights! (tags)

Student walkouts reports from across the country

Green Elected to Pasadena City College Board of Trustees (tags)

Pasadena Green Hilary Bradbury-Huang was elected to the Pasadena Board of Trustees of Pasadena City College on Tuesday night, upsetting a well-financed, long-term Republican incumbent to win her seat.

Arnold Pecks Away At Free Speech (tags)

As a Santa Monica City College student leaving in the fall for Berkeley, I'm going to Tuesday's graduation ceremonies to support my friends. Since the governor is the commencement speaker, I will also be wearing a chicken suit, because Arnold is too chicken to talk to students about why he's hiking student fees and cutting education funding.

10,000 in first black-led Harlem peace march (tags)

The march from Harlem drew anywhere from 4,500 people, according to an unofficial police estimate, to nearly 10,000, according to legal observers. But its significance, organizers said, lay less in its size and more in the fact that this was the first black-led antiwar march to emerge from Harlem, a neighborhood they say symbolizes the disproportionate impact the war has had on communities of color.

Santa Monica City College Students Protest Army Recruitment Center (tags)

Uploaded is a short video from the protest. (video with freaky colors, yeah.)

Interviewing the Youth Anti-War Movement (tags)

Earlier this month M. Junaid Alam of Left Hook asked four of CAN's elected representatives about the political imperatives and realities the movement faces, including internal debates, the effect of linking up with anti-war veterans, the extent of right-wing harassment, and mobilizations planned in the near future.

Photo of anti-war activists blasting Senator Kerry for his support of Iraq war (tags)

At a question-and-answer session at City College campus in Harlem, semi-retired math teacher Walter Daum accused Kerry -- a onetime anti-war activist -- of supporting an "imperialist war" in Iraq. "You say you are a stark difference from George Bush," said the 64-year-old Daum. "People hate George Bush, but by the end of your presidency, they'll hate you for the same thing."

FBI searches computers at Caltech library in SUV arson probe (tags)

FBI agents seeking a self-proclaimed arsonist searched computers at the California Institute of Technology for clues into fires set at four Southern California car dealerships.

Sonali Kolhatkar to speak at Pasadena City College (tags)

"War, Dissent & Civil Rights" a night to learn about war, police brutality and other issues.

DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN DIED TODAY (tags)

Former Sen. Patrick Moynihan Dies at 76

Support PCC Students (tags)

STUDENTS at all campuses: DEFEND OUR FREE SPEECH RIGHTS! Join the PCC community rally Noon, Thursday March 27 in the Quad, Pasadena City College.

PCC STUDENTS ATTACKED BY POLICE (tags)

THE WAR ON STUDENTS HAS BEGUN. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF STUDENTS AND OF ALL AMERICANS.

PASADENA STUDENTS ARRESTED (tags)

Two Pasadena students arrested today at a peaceful walkout rally; Protest police brutality and the PCC administration's wrongful charges Friday 3/21 at 3 PM!!!

Taco Bell Boycott Protests (tags)

L.A. area contributions to the Taco Bell Boycott Campaign National 3 Days of Action.

Teach-In at PCC-Thursday, S27 (tags)

Details about a teach in at Pasadena City College.

Activist Attendance Low but Police presence was overwhelming... (tags)

Just a few activists were willing to sit in the sun and listen directors of organizations talk about the reasons for the protests and declaration of sentiment of the protestors.

CALLING ALL GREENS! for BIojustice 2001 march (tags)

At Tuesday's general membership meeting, the Green Party of San Diego consensed to endorse the Biojustice 2001 efforts to educate and mobilize the public for the teach-in in June 22 and 23. It was also agreed to organize a contingency that would take part in the main permitted march on Sunday, Jun 24 from Balboa Park to the Convention Ctr.

Protest at Taco Bell, June 21st, Pasadena (tags)

Support Florida Tomato Pickers Boycott Taco Bell Protest in front of Taco Bell, 1953 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. June 21. NOON. (at intersection of Berkeley and Colorado, about five blocks east of Pasadena City College)

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