fix articles 6194, south central farm
Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land (tags)
Judge: Environmental Impact Report of PIMA warehouses must be revisited.
Anti-Mall '16: Buy Back the Farm! / Stop DAPL / Free Peltier (tags)
The winter 2016 Anti-Mall was in solidarity with Stop the Dakota Pipeline and Buy Back the Farm! (and there were multiple ways for guests to support them). Clemency for Leonard Peltier was also promoted. And as always, the Anti-Mall was a chance for shoppers to put their money into the activist-artist community and practice sustainable living (e.g., repairing more and throwing away less).
Emails Needed by Thursday, July 17 to Save the South Central Farm (Again) (tags)
The L.A. Planning Commission is again planning to put a sweatshop and warehouses on the South Central Farm site, and this time they're doing an end run around public comment.
Public Comment on South Central Farm Site (tags)
Received from Jack Neff of SCF.
Ballona Wetlands Again in Jeopardy (tags)
Just 10 years after the the Ballona Wetlands were acquired and preserved (an endeavor that took decades), they are again under attack. The Annenberg Foundation, which has done impressive work elsewhere, plans to purchase the wetlands and develop part of it. A demonstration occurred on Thursday October 17.
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.
The South Central Farm: A New Battle Begins... (tags)
The fight to save the South Central Farm is still going strong. As one activist said, “A people united will never be sub-divided.”
Eric Garcetti Allows Destruction of 40 Protected Trees (tags)
Over the strong objection of constituents, Eric Garcetti (district 13) approved a rezoning of land, part of a wildlife corridor in Echo Park-Elysian Park, from three to 15 houses and gave developers special permission to cut down 40 protected trees. Garcetti's environmental legacy also includes siding with developer Ralph Horowitz and Councilwoman Jan Perry regarding the South Central Farm. Twenty years ago, another pro-development Councilmember, Michael Woo, ran for Mayor--as Garcetti is now doing--but was opposed by a formidable group called Citizens for Anyone but Woo. Hopefully 2012/2013 will see Anyone but Garcetti.
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY’S RESPONSE TO THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES (tags)
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.
Editorial: Jan Perry's Latest Offensive Against the South Central Farm Land (41st & Alameda) (tags)
Tomorrow morning, October 15, City Council is scheduled to vote on Jan Perry's proposal that would release developer Ralph Horowitz of the 2.6-acre green space requirement and make it easier for him to sell the property. And so the future of the 14-acre plot of land, at 41st and Alameda is once again under dispute. Previously the site of the famous South Central Farm, once known as the largest urban farm in the country, if the not world, the land has become the most disputed plot of real-estate in the city. (At the time of its demolition circa 2006, there was a massive community mobilization to save it, and the goal of the farmers to reclaim the land has not died.)
When Goliath Wins: The Triumph of Redevelopment in Los Angeles (tags)
On Tuesday at 8:00 a.m., the South Central Farmers, their supporters, and the residents of the Central-Alameda neighborhood will confront the Los Angeles City Council in its chambers one more time to try to save the Farm and save the neighborhood. in the unlikely event they succeed, they might save the City.
Jan Perry's Attempt to Remove Green Space Requirement Gains Steam (tags)
After 90+ minutes of open discussion, City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee unanimously approved Councilwoman Jan Perry's proposal and made the announcement quickly and quietly. Perry was not present herself but filled the room with residents of the low-income housing project Pueblo Del Rio (who were bused in and treated to a free lunch) and employees of PIMA, the company which hopes to develop the entire property. The measure will now be reintroduced to the full City Council, probably in mid-November. The South Central Farm is calling on Angelinos to contact their City Council members (contact info. at the bottom of this article).
SCF to Occupy LA City Hall (tags)
Farmers Join with Central–Alameda Residents and OccupyLA To Halt Sale of Last Piece of Urban Farm
Jan Perry Proposes Waiver of Green Space Requirement for South Central Farm Land (tags)
What was probably intended as a quiet move by Jan Perry gets media attention and puts two organizations with an adversarial history on the same side. Four companies are named in regards to Ralph Horowitz's sale of the land (now in escrow). People are encouraged to print out copies of a petition against this plan and gather signatures.
Farmers Fighting for South Central Again (tags)
The Farmers defend the last vestige of the Farm against City and development. Join them Thursday morning, 8:00 a.m., at the Port of Los Angeles Administration Building, 425 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro, CA 90731
The South Central Farmers: The Dream Reborn (tags)
The fight for the Farm is on again
Julia Butterfly Hill and Daryl Hannah Join the South Central Farmers To Take Back the Farm (tags)
***Breaking News*** Julia Butterfly Hill and Daryl Hannah Join the South Central Farmers To Take Back the Farm Saturday, June 13, 6:00-11:30 p.m. Reunion at the Farm Update to Press Release SAVE THE FARM SAVE THE WORKERS SAVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD LOS ANGELES--On Saturday, June 13, Julia Butterfly Hill and Daryl Hannah, both luminaries in the South Central Farm encampment and environmental activists, will join the South Central Farmers and Farm supporters at a reunion and recommitment to the Farm at 41st and Alameda
June 12th, 2009: South Central Farmers rally at City Hall 8:00 am (tags)
South Central Farmers Return to City Hall! Friday, June 12, 9:00 a.m. Press Conference at City Hall Saturday, June 13, 6:00-11:30 p.m. Reunion at the Farm LOS ANGELES--On Friday June 12, at 8:00 a.m. the South Central Farmers and their supporters will return to City Hall to demand fair and equitable treatment for South Central residents and Farmers in the face of continuing City privileges for developer Ralph Horowitz. The following day, Farmers and Farm supporters will hold a reunion on the third anniversary of the destruction of the Farm for all interested in restoring the South Central Farm.
Grand Opening of Community Garden in Highland Park (tags)
Highland Park celebrates the Opening Ceremony of the Milagro Allegro Community Garden.
Never Forever 21: Round 3 (tags)
One of the organizers reported a demonstration in solidarity at a Forever 21 outlet in San Diego. Indeed, this campaign is country-wide. However, not all of Forever 21's stores have the same name (even within Southern California). The names tend to be variations on Forever 21, like Forever Fabulous.
Never Forever 21 Action: Round 3 4/25/09 (tags)
The South Central Farm is the people's land, given to us by Mayor Tom Bradley, in 1993 after the Los Angeles Uprising. The people built an inner-city paradise, the nation's largest urban farm. In 2006, Mayor Bradley's promise was broken: the Los Angeles City Council took the land away and gave it to a developer to build a mammoth shipping center for the sweatshop clothing manufacturer Forever 21. We're here today to tell Forever 21 that we won't work for sweatshops, that we are Farmers. We are the people: the Farm is our land!
Actions Against Forever 21 Continue (tags)
“What's going on here is environmental racism. Why are we always putting warehouses or pollution in certain areas? Why don't they put the warehouse here [in Old Town Pasadena]? We know that they're not going to put a warehouse here where they're going to have diesel trucks—50 an hour—coming in this area raising the asthma rates, raising the cancer rates. They're not going to allow that here, but they're going to allow it in our community. And they're going to say, 'That's what they're used to, that's what they deserve, that's what it's zoned for.'” -- Rosa, South Central farmer/Food Not Bombs
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.
Juan Santos: Im Memorium (tags)
To Walk in Beauty More than just a Dream: The South Central Farm is Everywhere The Declaration of the Leadership Council of the South Central Farm Movement The Spirit cannot be uprooted. That’s the most fundamental truth of the matter. It was heart breaking to have the Farm stolen from us, to be driven away from it by a small army of police like chattel slaves being driven to the slave ships; to have to re-live what our ancestors faced, what indigenous peoples have always faced at the hands of this system. But we know that it is not the tragedies of our lives, but, rather, the choices we make in response to them, that have to power to shape who and what we become, and that shape what we are able to realize in our futures. No one but each of us, individually and collectively, has that power, it is not the tragedies and oppressions that are scripted into the system that are decisive, but the choices we make about our lives as we encounter them that ultimately decide the matter.
2008 AntiMall (part 1) (tags)
". . . So the purpose is to support those communities in their struggles and not support things like Walmart and Target in our neighborhoods but really invest back into social change .” -- Laura Palomares
"BOYCOTT FOREVER 21! BOYCOTT FOREVER 21!" (tags)
Whatever the exact count of the demonstrators was, they could not be missed. When they marched across the busy intersection of Colorado and DeLacey--filling up the crosswalk-- they chanted “Boycott Forever 21! Boycott Forever 21!” Their voices were very audible and clear, and their signs eye-catching.
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.
Vote Green! Piera-Avila for Council (tags)
For 3 decades, LINDA PIERA-AVILA has been a passionate environmental, social justice, electoral reform and peace activist. Now she is putting herself on the line and running for Santa Monica City Council to put the public back into public service!
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.
The Devastation of Glabalizattion (tags)
The most devastating affects of Globalization; Culture loss, environmental destruction.
Save the Farm. Deadline: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 (tags)
On July 2, Angelinos overcame the City-planned divides between rich and poor, cultural differences, and even broke through language barriers in the fight to restore the South Central Farm. When the developer proposed a diesel-spewing warehouse distribution center for the site, Farmers and Farm supporters threw a wrench in the cogs of City Hall and won a round in the fight to force Horowitz to do an Environmental Impact Report: they forced a twenty-one day delay for more public comments, and gained a glimmer of hope to restore the Farm. The fight between the people and developers' grip on City Hall could be decided by this Wednesday, July 23, 2008, the new deadline for public comments and the second hearing, a week or two later on the tenth floor of City Hall, in front of a small advisory board.
Saving the South Central Farm: Listening to the Land (tags)
To many, it looked like the Struggle to Save the South Central Farm was defeated, a dream buried beneath the treads of the bulldozers that plowed the Farm under following the brutal invasion of an army of LA County Sheriffs crushed the resistor's encampment, turning the land from a liberated zone into an oppressive, occupied one. But all that could change. Here's why, and how you can help make it change.
VIDEOS: South Central Farm - Feinstein, Piera-Avila oppose warehouse at Farm (tags)
testimony at LA City Hall to support South Central Farm
July 2nd - Stop warehouse on old South Central Farm Land (tags)
First it was a trash incinerator, and the community fought it! - Now, it’s a 10 acre low-wage diesel-soot 24 hour polluting warehouse and we must fight it!
NEW YORK TO LA: THE FIGHT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION (tags)
NEW YORK TO LA: THE FIGHT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION Anti-Gentrification Events Throughout LA 3/3-3/9/08
"Migrant March III" Marches Through Los Angeles (tags)
Enrique Morones launches new caravan movement to raise awareness of humanitarian tragedies along the US-Mexico border.
Villaraigosa and Huizar Renege on Promises to Protect the Southwest Museum (tags)
"Obviously, the Mayor and Council Member Huizar are together with the Autry. My personal opinion is that politics; money; and lobbying, that Autry pays very highly for, have trumped the will of the people of Highland Park and Northeast L.A." -- Nicole Possert, co-chair, Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition
Winter AntiMall (photos/report) (tags)
Near the entrance of the AntiMall was a list of the "Artivists" (“artists who are also activists”) and what they do for their communities. For example, a qualified vendor may “mentor a child, volunteer at a community garden, [or] donate art pieces to social justice organizations,” Palomares said.
KPFK: Welcome to the Madhouse (tags)
Public Hearings on Sacto/San Joaquin Delta Crisis (tags)
This includes a reportback of the recent public hearing (10/4) and info on the next public hearing (10/8) in Sacto Capitol to save the Sacramento and San Joaquin delta smelt from extinction, ideas for water conservation, etc..
Westside Citizens Groups Move to Recall City Councilman Jack Weiss (tags)
Fed up with a corrupt a city council owned by developers, citizen groups are targeting Councilman Jack Weiss. The backlash against over development and the congestion it brings has started and all city council persons are beginning to feel the heat.
Alert: South Central Farm Walnut Trees Will be Moved Today (tags)
Video from South Central Farm Reunion Party (tags)
Video from South Central Farm reunion party
The South Central Farmers: No derrotados! (tags)
The Farm, the Farmers, their supporters and a new promise.
MP3 Audio: John Quigley & the Farm 1 year later (tags)
I had the chance to speak with one of the tree sitters of the South Central Farm encampment, environmental activist John Quigley, at the one year reunion of the farmers this last Wednesday. Uploaded is an excerpt from the recordings.
South Central Farm: Encampment Reunion 2007 (tags)
LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2007 – One year to the day after the forced evictions of the South Central Farmers from their land by a small army of Sheriffs and LAPD the farmers held a reunion in the streets outside the now barren land.
The South Central Farm: The Struggle Continues (tags)
June 13, 2007: Today is the one-year anniversary of the eviction at the South Central Farm. A reunion was held just outside the now-barren farm space. Throughout the evening, the continued determination to restore the farm was emphasized repeatedly.
Photos from South Central Farm re-union (tags)
Pictures from the South Central Farm re-union
South Central Farmers: Displaced, NOT Defeated (tags)
This month marks the one year anniversary of the brutal and violent eviction of the South Central Farmers. Today, they gather for a special monthly gatheringi at their Tianguis to reflect and celebrate moving forward.
June 19th: SAVE THE DATE Courtroom support for Robert, SCF defender (tags)
Call for courtroom support for South Central Farm defender. June 19, 2007 @ 8:30 AM. The address is 210 West Temple Street, Division 56
Public Terror: Escalating the War on Migrants (tags)
The mass public assault on the May 1st rally and a public raid on migrants at a shopping mall in Chicago shortly before May 1st mark a brutal and highly public escalation in the ruling class's war on migrants. Increased resistance like the upcoming May 17th march to MacArthur Park is exactly what the situation calls for.
Courts Drop All Charges Against Mike Tzintzun (tags)
Mike Tzintzun was one of the youth that defended the South Central Farm from being destroyed on July 5th 2006.
Harassment of South Central Farmers Continues (tags)
Eleven months after local authorities evict the South Central Farmers from the largest urban garden in the United States, harassment by the City continues.
Ted Hayes and Border Brothers (Audio) (tags)
Video/Audio was recorded last spring (2006) at the South Central Farm. The video was taken at night, thus you can’t really see anything. The audio is good though.
Tom Morello's Revolution Will Not Be Amplified (tags)
THE NIGHTWATCHMAN'S SONGS OF ACTIVIST SOLIDARITY
public blue (tags)
A movie and a brief talk about the situation in Osaka and hopefully showing some similarities in urbanism with the destruction of the south central farm
The Winter Harvest of the South Central Farmers (tags)
The Farmers open a new center and a new farm, ready to bring their organic produce to South Central. The rest of us might get a taste, too.
The Farmers' Promise (tags)
The South Central Farmers opened their new community center today, across the street from the bulldozed site of the South Central Farm
A Lesson from Brad Will (tags)
Brad Will, a New York Indymedia reporter, is gunned down in Oaxaca. And maybe he has something to say to us, if we're listening.
Victims of Police Brutality Speak Out, part 2 (tags)
Robert speaks out about how he and others were brutalized this Summer while trying to prevent the bulldozing of the South Central Farm.
SOUTHCENTRALFARMERS Monthly Solidarity and Friday Vigil (tags)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS EVENT! A special Friday vigil is scheduled for THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH AT SOUTH CENTRAL FARM BEGINNING AT 7:30PM. Religious/spiritual groups and community activists will be coming in delegations to visit the Farm. All friends and supporters are invited at the Farm to welcome our visitors!
PHOTOS: Pyeongtaek Solidarity Action (tags)
LOS ANGELES, September 21, 2006 – A demonstration for International Day of Peace and to express solidarity with the Korean farmers of Pyeongtaek was held today.
National Latino Congreso Delegates put Councilperson Jan Perry on Notice (tags)
Delegates unanimously endorsed a resolution specifically calling for the City of Los Angeles, City Attorney, Councilperson Perry, Mr. Horowitz to 1) drop all charges against the non-violent civil resisters; 2) for Councilperson Perry to cease her political black mail of Mr. Horowitz, and 3) that all parties should come to the table and negotiate “in good faith” to restore the South Central Farm to the South Central Farmers and the community.
CWLA Update: Court Support for Defenders of the Farm and CWLA Website (tags)
CWLA Update: Court Support for Defenders of the Farm and CWLA Website
South Central Farm Vigil (pix) 8-18-06 (tags)
As one of their signs said, "We are Rooted." Despite the great destruction of crops, the farmers and their supporters are continuing the fight. Their focus is on Councilperson Jan Perry.
South Central Farmers: “Back in Action” (tags)
A well-attended vigil was held (the first of several) to draw attention to Councilperson Jan Perry and her role in the mass-destruction of plant life and eviction of farmers.
South Central Farmers and Supporters Back In Action! (tags)
The media and the politicians would have you believe that the struggle of the South Central Farmers has gone and disappeared! We have re-organized and are back on the scene to fight injustice and the lack of consideration for the South Central Farmers by the City of Los Angeles and its Politicians.
SUPPORT THE SOUTH CENTRAL TEN (tags)
On July 5th of this year ten courageous environmental activists took direct action in an attempt to stop the destruction of the South Central Farm. Their actions were non-violent, yet they received injuries from police violence. Now they are facing excessive charges from the Los Angeles District Attorney office. The hearings for three of these defenders of the farm begin this Thursday. Supporters of the fight to take back the South Central Farm are asked to attend the hearing to show support for those who put themselves on the frontline in the fight for environmental justice.
Support needed for the South Central Farm activists in L.A. (tags)
Support needed for the South Central Farm activists in L.A.
LA Welcomes Haitian Women Activists (tags)
Haitian activists Ginette Apollon and Rea Dol, in LA as part of their first visit to California, discuss the situation on the ground following the election of René Preval as President of Haiti and what are the demands of the grassroots.
South Central Farmers Respond to Crack Down on Free Speech by Los Angeles City Council (tags)
We should not be under any illusions that we live in an open and democratic society, at least not in the 9th district or South Central Los Angeles. Let us strip away the mythology, the propaganda, and the "decorum". Its tough to survive in South Central Los Angeles, even if you call it something else..
native song at south central farm (tags)
native song at south central farm
South Central Farm 2005 Live Concert CD , Zack De La Rocha, Son De Madera, and more (tags)
Save The Farm (live concert compilation CD - NOVEMBER 2005) Zack De La Rocha, Son De Madera, Los Cojolites, Quetzal, and more..
South Central Farmers and International Supporters Prepared for Judge to Rule on Facts of (tags)
outh Central Farmers and International Supporters Prepared for Judge to Rule on Facts of the Law Daryl Hannah, Farmers and their supporters express hope for victory and vision for a healthy future of Los Angeles
Was Destruction of South Central Farm a Crime? (tags)
California state law provides for prosecution for destroying "standing crops"
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.
Representative Maxine Waters Speaks At South Central Farm (tags)
Representative Maxine Waters Speaks At South Central Farm International Solidarity Days Sunday July 9 Against The “Unconscionable Act” of Bulldozing the Farm; Links City Council Member Jan Perry and Developer Ralph Horowitz “In Business Together”
Women, Autonomy & Creating a Caring Economy in Venezuela (tags)
Support for the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela continues to grow, including in Los Angeles where grassroots communities gathered June 24 for a public event on Women, Autonomy & Creating a Caring Economy in Venezuela.
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.
Visiting the SCF: Report Back (tags)
Impressions from my second visit to the farm (I'm from Sonoma County)
(English) Atenco Sends Solidarity to South Central Farm w/ fotos (tags)
"From the love arising from the fiery edge of the machete" (see also fotos of Atenco receiving Seeds from SC Farmers, T-shirts after presentation about FArm in San Salvador ATenco)
Santa Cruz Solidarity With South Central Farmers (tags)
Solidarity with the South Central Farm
MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY FROM VENEZUELA WITH THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS (tags)
Statement of solidarity from Venezuela with the South Central Farmers obtained through a transmission made between Los Angeles and two Venezuelan radios: Radio Nacional , and radio YVKE/MUNDIAL as part of the international solidarity events to take place between July 7 and July 10, 2006.
COP WATCH REPORT: police, destruction, and fires at South Central Farms (tags)
Police , bulldozing , fires , at the South Central Farms.
Jan Perry's Mean Streak (tags)
For the last 3 years Jan Perry has attempted to thumb the South Central Farmers, but it appears that they have really brought out the true nature of the "Shirley Temple Black" of the City Council.
SCFs have won the political dialectic! (tags)
“First, they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi
De Norte o Sur, Este Oeste, Campesinos venceron, Cueste lo Que Cueste (tags)
. Back ground of Farm and more photos of the destruction, grief, pain and rage as the bulldozers started again today. International Days of Solidarity to begin Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
MARCH TODAY 5:30PM TO SAVE THE S.C FARMS! (tags)
a march through the neighborhood in support of the farm to build local community support and solidarity.
Arrest update from the farm (tags)
Ten people arrested at the South Central Farm today.
South Central Farmers International Solidarity Days (July 7-10) (tags)
CALL TO ACTION Support the South Central Farmers! Save the South Central Farm & Support Small Farms Worldwide! South Central Farm International Solidarity Days July 7-10 “You are never strong enough that you don't need help.” - Cesar Chavez
VIDEO - South Central Farm: Direct Action Disables Bulldozer (tags)
Direct Action Disables Bulldozer South Central Farm July 5, 2006
UPDATE: July 5th, 1pm: Farm Supporters Dragged Out, Arrested (tags)
URGENT! As of 1pm, farm supporters are being dragged out of the farm and arrested for practicing civil disobedience to stop the bulldozers. Community members needed at farm to witness and stop this injustice!
South Central Farm: Arrest Tally (tags)
Today there City Council further shamed itself. By failing ot act they have become accomplices with Ralph Horowitz. A new Palestine and Israel has been kicked off.
12:15pm update South Central Farm (tags)
MAYOR'S OFFICE LIES TO FARMERS!
Bulldozers Move In to Destroy the South Central Farm!!! (tags)
Bulldozers Move In to Destroy the South Central Farm!!!
URGENT: South Central Farm Under Attack (tags)
Cops and bulldozers at the South Central Farm. Ugrent action needed. Call the media, friends, etc. 41st and Alameda in LA
MARCH FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARM . THIS THURS . 7/6 . IN SOUTH CENTRAL! (tags)
support the south central farm. join the outreaching march through the local south central community this thursday.
Report Back from Mexico City and Toluca, Mexico 06-28-06, 06-29-06 (tags)
I stayed in Mexico until the 29th of June, and wanted to stay until the 3rd but was unable to change my flight (due to the lack of funds). This is the last report back. Now that Im back home in Los Angeles I will work on translating these into Spanish so that other communities and the people in Mexico that I met will have a chance to read them as well. A friend also talked about helping me turn the reports into a pamphlet. I like to think of the reports as a look into the struggles of Mexico right before the elections.
Joaquin Cienfuegos: Report from the Struggles in Mexico 06/16/06-06/29/06 (tags)
The following is a correspondence from joaquin Cienfuegos, traveling throughout Mexico reporting on the struggles on the streets, the anarchist movement, the Other Campaign, the Zapatista’s, and the over all radical climate that is building. More updates to come. All messages are free for broad distribution and will be sent across the net. Please forward, and let this be an inspiration to a growing movement in North America towards internationalism.
July 2006 South Central Farmers Stand (tags)
updated June 19, 2006 leaflette in Word .doc with important July 2, 2006 additions
Vota en "La Otra Consulta Mexicana de Los Angeles" AHORA (tags)
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.
Indynewswire: South Central Farm Update (tags)
Interview with Watsonville Brown Beret organizer, Jen, who has been taking part in the encampment outside the gate of the South Central Farm in LA. The 14 acre urban garden was forcibly evicted on June 13 after a long struggle to save the farm and buy back the land. Jen discusses some of the history of the South Central Farm, and updates us on the current situation. TRT- 12:39 and 11.5 MB
Jewish Journal Clears South Central Farmers of Anti-Semitism (tags)
Did Anti-Semitism Take Root at the South Central Farm?
SCF Farmers Market and Music Extravaganza Sunday (tags)
Julia Butterfly Hill Returns As Farmers and Supporters Maintain Vision For Saving The Farm
Encampment at South Central Farm Persists Steadily (tags)
Spirits are high South Central Farm. Encampment persists, and strategies in play to win back the farm~
Take Back the Farm (tags)
Here are the main points in the continuing fight to save the South Central Farm:
Boycott CD9 for the Destruction of the South Central Farm (tags)
On Jun 13th 2006 Council Person Perry chose to sacrifice the future of South Central for a blood vegeance against the South Central Farmers. She sacrificed millions of dollars for the greening of South Central Los Angeles. We are asking the community to stand in solidarity with those who fought valiantly to preserve the largest contigous open green space in South Central Los Angeles. Send a clear message that the community does not agree with the destruction of the South Central Farm!
Joaquin Cienfuegos: Report from Mexico City 06/18 and Atenco 06/19/06 (tags)
South Central Farm report back-- (tags)
Hey all, I came down from SF to visit the farm this weekend...This is my brief report back I posted to Indymedia in the Bay Area.
The Language of Life: Reflections on the South Central Farm (tags)
"...The root cause of the problems that threaten life on earth is the concept of land title acquired and maintained by force. Since modern civilization is based on this concept, it does not hold the key to peace." - Hopi Elder Martin Gashweseoma
Joaquin Cienfuegos: Live from the Struggle in Mexico – Days 1 and 2 (tags)
The following is a correspondence from Joaquin Cienfuegos, traveling throughout Mexico reporting on the struggles on the streets, the anarchist movement, the Other Campaign, the Zapatista’s, and the over all radical climate that is building. More updates to come. All messages are free for broad distribution and will be sent across the net. Please forward, and let this be an inspiration to a growing movement in North America towards internationalism.
South Central Farm: A community Outreach (tags)
An essay regarding the South Central Farm and how it is helping to ease gang and inter-ethnic tensions. Also addresses the farm's ability to allow the community to interact with Chicano and Mexican culure, despite the fact that the farm is not anywhere near Mexico.
Navajo says evictions of farmers from urban farm sends a message (tags)
" Klee Benally, Navajo from Arizona, was at South Central Farm and said the creation of this oasis - an urban garden - and the arrests and evictions should send a signal to Indian country and the nation. "
"Y Si Nos Echan----Nos Regresamos!" (tags)
We are Here, and We are Not Going. And if you take us Away-- We will Return!
FATHER'S DAY protest at Mayor's Mansion (tags)
PROTEST THE MAYOR OF LOS ANGLES, BRING YOUR KIDS!
VIDEO--RAID ON SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)
first half is an intro to the sturggle, the 2nd half is footage of the civil disobedience and police brutality while police attempt to roll in bulldozers into our south central farm.
Santa Cruz, CA actions in solidarity with South Central Farmers (tags)
In the days following Tuesday's police raid on the South Central Farm, many people in Santa Cruz have learned of the recent turn of events in LA and expressed their outrage and concern through awareness-raising direct action.
today at city council with south central farmers (tags)
strong and united front at city hall today in defense of the south central farm
SCF solidarity from Santa Cruz (tags)
At 8:30 am Friday morning, demonstrators staged a blockade at a central Santa Cruz intersection (at Laurel St. & Mission St/Hwy 1) as a gesture of solidarity with the hundreds of families who lost their land in Tuesday's forced eviction of the South Central Farm in Los Angeles. Holding signs both large and small, the 30 or so demonstrators blocked traffic at the intersection with A-frames, a stray sofa, and at least four dumpsters rolled in from nearby businesses. Flyers explaining the legacy of the Farm were distributed to the delayed drivers with responses ranging from enthusiastic interest to violent threats. No one was injured, nor were any citations or arrests made during the action.
City of Los Angeles Guilty of Enviornmental Racism in South Central Los Angeles (tags)
A. tearing down South Central Farm (14 acre clean air producing sanctuary) B. replacing this with Warehouses, which bring in Diesel Trucks C. the single most dangerous community to live in for air pollution cancer risks just got more dangerous
Response to the L.A. Times' Steve Lopez's trashing of Farm supporters. (tags)
In this piece I address the many errors and generally shoddy reporting in Steve Lopez L.A. Times column about the "eviction" on June 14, 2006
All the Farm Stories (tags)
This is a collection of all the local newswire stories about the SCF, so far.
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
VIDEO - South Central Farm press conference at night (tags)
Press conference by Darryl Hannah and John Quigley across street from farm, at night on day when farm was raided by police, Tuesday June 13th
COP WATCH REPORT: stand-off with LAPD and Sheriff's on Alameda and 41st (tags)
On the morning of the eviction during rush-hour traffic demonstrators decided to occupy the intersection of 41st and Alameda.
Messages from the Occupation (tags)
what some those who are defending the Farm want to say
South Central Farm community model for when Peak Oil hits (tags)
In many ways, I think the community at the South Central Farm was a model of what could be, and what might be when peak oil hits and what should be, so that resources are avaiable to all and no one has to starve.
SC Farm 4pm press conference (tags)
Photos from the June 13, 4:00 pm press conference at the South Central Farm
Photos (2): South Central Farm Police Raid (tags)
Photos (2): South Central Farm Police Raid
South Central Farm Raid (tags)
Photos: South Central Farm Police Raid
VIDEO - South Central Farm press conference (tags)
This is a video of the press conference that I took today, featuring South Central Farm representatives Rufina Juarez and Tezozomoc, together with South Central Farm attorney Dan Stormer, today at about 1:30pm, at 41st/Long Beach, across street from the South Central Farm
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.
Emergency Alert: Police Evicting South Central Farmers - Take Action (tags)
The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition is calling on all progressive people to mobilize support for the South Central Farm. If you can come to the Farm, please protest the unjust eviction of the Farmers today.
Quick News from the Farm (tags)
what's going on at the farm
S o u t h C e n t r a l F a r m: It takes a community to fight development (tags)
Saturday June 10th, 2006 - 7pm - candlelight vigil - DAY 19 of the encampment to defend the farm: 200 supporters sang, ate, marched, prayed, and stood in unity to resist forced eviction and keep watch against police raids. Located at 41st and Alameda, the 19 block/14-acre of the threatened South Central urban garden farm is under threat by developer Ralph Horowitz. The ransom is 16.5 million to 20 million.
Video: Willie Nelson visits the South Central Farm (tags)
June 11, 2006 - Willie Nelson down on the farm, the South Central Farm
Willie Nelson Visits South Central Farm (tags)
Report from the farm
COP WATCH REPORT: Sheriffs Helicopters More Frequent Over South Central Farms! (tags)
Within the past few days Sheriff helicopters have been seen more frequently over the South Central Farms..
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.
VIDEO: Midnight Ridazz Circle South Central Farm (tags)
An estimated 750 cyclists from the Midnight Ridazz. road around the South Central Farm last night in a show of support.
Farmers Say Talks Are On With Developer (tags)
From the Farmers Press Release:
SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS: Media Advisory (tags)
The Developer vs. the Nation's Largest Urban Farm (tags)
The Battle for South Central Farm By RALPH NADER
Minutemen Target Children: The Attack on Academia Semillas del Pueblo (tags)
HATE-TALK RADIO AND THE BOMB THREAT AT ACADEMIA SEMILLAS DEL PUEBLO
Help Save South Central Farm (Los Angeles) and Create Global Humanitarian Relief (tags)
Here is the PLAN: http://ABC4All.net/plan.htm What can you do? Just go here: http://www.southcentralfarmers.com/ and there are a lot of actions you can take including calling the developer and requesting that he cooperate with this plan. He can be a hero!
a vicious campaign of calumny (tags)
Taking time out from organizing today's visits to the South Central Farm by Ralph Nadar, Peter Camejo, and Donna Warren, Dele Aileman, co-coordinator of the South Central Farmers, issued a statement in response to concerns that African-Americans are not among the Farmers working the land. First, he noted the appearance at the Farm of Danny Glover, Evelyn Knight, and Maxine Waters, the highest ranking government official to walk on the farmland. Then he continued:
El Campo Continúa: Visitors and Visitations (tags)
"Negotiations" with the sheriffs, more celebs, and daily life. All to save the South Central Farm.
South Central Farm 6-2-02 (tags)
Friday, June 2, 2006. Julia Butterfly Hill at the South Central Farm.
South Central Farm v. California Attorney General Primary Election (tags)
LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2006 – Contrary to common view, the ongoing SOUTH CENTRAL FARM issue and next Tuesday’s primary election for Attorney General are far more related than most citizens see.
FRSC: Interview with John Quigley at the South Central Farm (tags)
John Quigley is one of several people working to protect the South Central Farm in Los Angeles by occupying a large old walnut tree in the farm. On Wednesday night, May 31st, John was the guest of Ms M. on her Free Radio Santa Cruz show, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Listen to the interview for background information on the South Central Farm and the latest news in the struggle to save the farm. (22:05 minutes / 10.2 MB)
Cop Watch LA and the South Central Farm (Trainning and Report) (tags)
Cop Watch LA will be having a training today, Wed May 31st for the South Central Farm and supporters who are doing security for the farm.
Encampment at the Farm – Day 8 (tags)
Monday, 5-29-06 - Encampment at the South Central Farm – Day 8
Hoy Atenco, Manana SouthCentral FArm (tags)
!Se ha visto, se ha escuchado: La Otra del Otro Lado ha despegado!!!!!
Medics needed for Encampment at SC Farm (tags)
There are currently no medics at the South Central Farm encampment.
Tell MoveOn to help raise funds for the South Central Farm (tags)
If enough people vote for the proposal for MoveOn to help the farm, it could expadite the fundraising.
Community support getting stronger at the farm (tags)
Photo: South Central Farm, Saturday, May 27, 2006
The Beautiful Community at South Central Farm (tags)
My update from South Central Farm
SOUTH CENTRAL FARM: Sheriffs expected to attempt evictions tomorrow at daybreak, Sat. morn (tags)
SOUTH CENTRAL FARM: Sheriffs expected to attempt evictions tomorrow at daybreak, Sat. Morning May 27.
Farmers to be evicted by??? (tags)
Tezo says reason to beleive farmers will be evicted
On an Altar of Dust: Lessons from the Farm (tags)
She thinks, “This is all we need: Land and community. It doesn’t matter what we believe, or what our differences are; if we can listen, the land itself will teach us what we need to know.”
Strong community support at the farm (tags)
On Wednesday, May 24, over 200 people were at the Farm at Alameda and 41 Street to show their support to the farmers of the South Central Farm. When I got there at 8:30 PM, I couldn’t see any Police at all, but there were farmer vigilantes with walkie talkies at the 4 corners, some listening to
Dancing Upon Injustice (tags)
Photos of evening concert vigil at the largest urban farm in the United States. Supporters patrol area into the night, calling all to participate in a 24 hours a day vigil to protect the South Central Farmers from the sheriff's eviction.
RED ALERT!! Encampment and tree sit to resist the eviction and save the South Central Farm (tags)
RED ALERT!! Encampment and tree sit to resist the eviction and save the South Central Farm...
Partial Video from 5/25 Press Conference to Save the South Central Farm (tags)
Partial video of today's press conference to Save the South Central Farm
ALERTA ROJA/RED ALERT: Sherriff's OFFICE has OK to Evict South Central Farmers ACT NOW (tags)
Subject: ZAPA-CALIFA: ALERTA ROJA/RED ALERT: Sherriff's OFFICE has OK to Evict South Central Farmers ACT NOW THE LOS ANGELES SHERRIFFS OFFICE HAVE GOTTEN THE OK TO COME AND EVICT THE FARMERS
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.
VIDEO: Julia Butterfly Hill - Tree Sit (tags)
Uploaded is video of Julia Butterfly Hill climbing up ropes to begin a permanent encampment in the trees of the South Central Farm.
Mobilization at the SC Farm (tags)
activists throughout LA are being contacted about mobilizing at the South Central Farm
AUDIO: Press Conference to Save the South Central Farm (tags)
SOUTH CENTRAL LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2006 – A press conference was held today at the South Central Farm. Pictured from left to right, Daryl Hannah, John Quigley, Joan Baez, Julia Butterfly Hill, Byron De Lear and Master of Ceremonies and defender of the farm: Dele
Two weeks ago they came for Atenco Now they come for the South Central Farm (tags)
We, members of the Autonomous Peoples Collective (APC) and the Eastside Café (ESC), as subscribers to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle and the "Other Campaign" denounce the imminent eviction of over 300 families who currently work the 14 acres of land considered the largest urban farm in the U.S., located in South Central Los Angeles, California.
Joan Baez, Julia Butterfly & John Quigley Begin Tree Sit at South Central Farm (tags)
Joan Baez, Julia Butterfly & John Quigley Begin Tree Sit at South Central Farm
Living in Trees at South Central Farm (tags)
Environmental/social activists turn out for the South Central Farm press conference on May 23. 2006. Julia 'Butterfly' Hill and John Quigley climb trees at the farm and vow to live there until SCF is saved from demolition by developers. Joan Baez and Daryl Hannah were there to give their support.
Breaking News: Press Conference About the Eviction of the Farmers (tags)
12:25 PM It has just been reported that a press conference was given at the South Central Farm today, Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 12 Noon. One of the South Central speaker said that at the court hearing tomorrow, Wednesday
Cop Watch Report on the South Central Farm (tags)
Reports from the Vigil at Antonio Villaraigosa's house on Tuesday May 16th, 2006 and the benefit concert at the South Central Farm on Friday May 19th 2006. Police intimidate the community and Prepare to Attack.
Two DAys Left! (tags)
Ron Kovic joins Los Angeles Farmers in a "Spiritual Procession" to encourage saving the South Central Farm.
Save the Farm! (tags)
SouthCentral Farm. Friday May 19th, 2006
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.
Green Party calls for City of Los Angeles to preserve South Central Farm (tags)
Press Release by the Green Party of Los Angeles County
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
Leonardo DiCaprio Joins Fight to Save the South Central Farm (tags)
Known as the largest urban farm in the country, South Central Farm provides food and sustenance to some of the most underserved residents in Los Angeles. "The farm," says DiCaprio, "holds a remarkable array of biodiversity and, because of its size, functions as a carbon sink, a natural environment that stores more carbon than it releases into the atmosphere, and this helps reduce global warming. We have to start acknowledging that every action counts."
Save the South Central Farm - Photo Essay (tags)
The city of Los Angeles is in the final stages of their effort to take the collective South Central Farm away from the community. HELP SAVE THE FARM!
DEADLINE LOOMS ON OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARM! (tags)
The South Central Farm, located at 41st and Alameda Streets in South Los Angeles, is thought to be the largest community garden in the United States. After a contentious three-year land-use battle that made news around the world, the Trust for Public Land intervened and secured an opportunity to save the South Central Farm. Within the confines of a tentative purchase agreement, an opportunity to purchase the farm now exists from stakeholders and the Los Angeles community.
18 Days Left to Save The South Central Farm (tags)
There are only 18 days left to fundraise for the Purchase of the South Central Farm. If the money is not raised Horrowitz has already gotten the court order to begin eviction as soon as this purchase option fails. He has more interest in having fail because he stands to make up to 25 million dollars if he sells the land to other developers.
THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND SECURES OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)
After a contentious three-year land-use battle that made news around the world, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) has secured an opportunity to save the Farm.
Tax Deductible Donation to Save the South Central Farm (tags)
We are still under threat of eviction if we don't raise some of the money to help purchase the farm away from Horrorwitz.
Drive-By Councilman Dennis P. Zine 3rd District (tags)
Dennis P. Zine drunk with police power decides to do a drive by on the South Central Farmers.
Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine does a drive-by in South Central (tags)
An update on the situation due to the late night harassment of the South Central Farm by the Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine.
Los Angeles City Council Member Dennis P. Zine does a drive-by in South Central (tags)
This is a rebuttal to Mr. Zine's Press Release.
LAPD Internal Affairs Launches investigation into Zine‘s Visit to South Central Farm (tags)
SOUTH CENTRAL LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2006
Punk benefit at the South Central farm earth day. (tags)
The Seventh Generation collective is organizing an event on earth day April 22nd at the South Central Farm. It will be a conscious anarco-punk/grind/crust show including Resistant Culture, Sin Remedio, Industrial collapse and more. Please join us in our efforts to bring conscious punk and this struggle to defend the land together.
Councilman Zine’s Unexpected Visit to South Central Farm Provokes Angry Exchange. (tags)
Uploaded is an MP3 file of the farmers comments in council chambers today and Council member Zine's response
How the Weekly Brews a Tempest in a Teapot (tags)
Let me be clear that I know nothing more about the internal workings of the South Central Farm than the L.A. Weekly reported in its March 15 muckraking article, "Bushel of Complaints" by Daniel Hernandez. So I've borrowed those facts and added a somewhat different spin. Here's my version.
Manifesto Workshop - Fundraiser for South Central Farmers (tags)
On Sunday, April 2, come join Matt and Haruko of M-Y-manifesto.net at the South Central Farm to write your own manifesto. Manifestos are not only for Karl Marx, Valerie Solanas, and the Unabomber. We each have a spot within ourselves that craves to be heard. Now is your chance to extract that truth within yourself. Noontime, Sunday April 2nd, come take a walk through the farm, breathe the fresh air, eat lunch from the market stands, and get energized for the work you're about to do. The workshop will begin at 12:30. Here we shall dive into traditional and unusual manifestos, view the world in a new way, and help spark ideas for your own manifesto.
SouthCentral Farm 3/19/06 (tags)
South Central Farm. March 19th, 2006
MP3 Audio: South Central Farmers address City Council. (tags)
Two Farm Stories (tags)
A couple links to important stories.
SUNDAY MARCH 19th BRING A FRIEND TO THE FARM! LIVE MUSIC! (tags)
Come Out And Have A Good Time...
Bring a Friend to the FArm 3/19 (tags)
Havent' had a chance to visit the South Central Farm Yet??? Want an excuse to bring your friends or family to the Farm? CARPOOL FROM SANTA ANA and Riverside. Carpool leaves at 11am from Centro cultural de Mexico in Santa Ana or 11am from Riverside, email for details.
VIDEO: Planting Fruit Trees with CommonVision (tags)
LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2006 - CommonVision Plants Fruit trees at the South Central Farm
CommonVision Plants Fruit Trees at South Central Farm (tags)
CommonVision Plants Fruit Trees at South Central Farm
A Magic So Strong: The South Central Farm Must Live (tags)
This weekend the LA Times issued a deadly editorial attack on the South Central Farm, justifying the destruction of the land and the community, overtly using the theme of "property rights" to do so. Such assessments cannot be allowed to hold sway. Too much is at stake, for all of us.
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.
REPORT BACK FROM THE FARM: (tags)
REPORT BACK FROM THE FARM:
Letter to LA Times re: South Central Farm (tags)
Apparently, the L.A. Times is okay with eminent domain when it's used to benefit the L.A. Times itself, but not when it's used to benefit economically disadvantaged workers who've committed the unforgivable act of growing food.
VIDEO: Save the Farm Demonstration (tags)
LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2006 - About 300 people held a demonstration at city hall today to put pressure on the mayor and the city council to save the South Central Farm. Here is a short video from the event:
Update on the current situation of the South Central Farm (tags)
Update on the current situation of the South Central Farm
Zack de La Rocha & Julia Butterfly speak at rally for South Central Farmers (tags)
An estimated 300 people demonstrated outside city hall today to appeal to the mayor and the city council to save the South Central Farm. Zack de La Rocha & Julia Butterfly were among the those that spoke out in support of the farmers.
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
Common Vision 2006 Tour at South Central Farm (tags)
The Common Vision veg-oil fueled bus caravan arrived at the South Central Farm this past Sunday. They will be living at the farm all this week as part of their 2006 tour to plant 1,000 fruit trees and educate children about the environment and caring for the earth.
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.
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.
Txtmob action alerts to save SCFarm! (tags)
Receive action alerts to save south central farm via text message! Just created a group at txtmob.com
Action Alert -EVICTION NOTICE POSTED!! At South Central Farm (tags)
Only Five days left to save the farm
Green Party Hosts South Central Farmers Presentation (tags)
Tonight the Santa Monica Greens hosted a presentation and fundraiser for the South Central Farm. A short video about the farm was shown.
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.
Phone interview with Fernando Flores, support coalition to save the South Central Farm (tags)
Phone interview with Fernando Flores, co-chair of the support coalition to save the South Central Farm. Recorded Thursday, February 9, 2006
south central farm~~Nunca Mas una Lucha aislada! (tags)
Supporters of the South Central Farm continue to prepare for potentially increasing intensity in protecting the land and her people.
Petrocollapse and Food Security at the South Central Farm (tags)
Jan Lundberg, oil industry analyst, founder of Auto-Free Times and www.culturechange.org came to Los Angeles last weekend to speak on the issues surrounding peak oil. I attended the Sunday afternoon talk on “Petrocollapse and Food Security”, an appropriate title for the location, the South Central Farm.
South Central Farmers picket office of developer, Ralph Horowitz (tags)
About 50 supporters in the fight to save the South Central Farm picketed today outside the offices of the developer, Ralph Horowitz who wants to raise the farm and build a warehouse on the site. Here are some photos from the event.
LA Green Party endorses campaign to save the South Central Farm. (tags)
LA City Council to Minutemen: Go Home! (tags)
In a stinging denunciation, the L.A. City Council goes on record against the Minutemen and Save Our State, but ices out the farmers.
Emergency Action for the SC Farm (tags)
Emergency action called to save the South Central Farm which is currently under the threat of being demolished
URGENT ACTION: This Friday Protest to Save the South Central Farm at developers office (tags)
What: Hundreds of community supporters demand that the developer keep from destroying one of the most unique landmarks of Los Angeles: The South Central Farm, the largest urban farm in the U.S.!
Court Rules Against South Central Farm, Immediate Support Needed! (tags)
SCF to be Evicted
Stand by South Central Farm---the time is NOW! (tags)
TIME IS NOW, prepare for civil disobedience.
“Recycle Your Money” - Report Back from the Anti-Mall (tags)
This Winter’s 2005 Anti-Mall was held at the South Central Farm on December 18th.
South Central Farm - Anti-Mall This Sunday (tags)
December 18th 2005 11:00 – 3:00 pm.
Protest is on at Horowitz (tags)
A, from IMC reports.
Solidarity Action in Boston for the South Central Farmers (tags)
Coast to Coast Solidarity with the South Central Farmers.
Report: Screening of The Take/La Toma at the South Central Farm (11-17-05) (tags)
A film about worker-run factories in Argentina parallels the situation at the south central community farm in Los Angeles. Also, is there a solution to the land issue in south central?
Party at the Farm (tags)
The farmers and the community get down so they don't get plowed under.
Why the South Cent (tags)
The time is NOW--the urgency is BOILING over, to make a stand for LAND and DIGNITY.
The farmers are on RED ALERT (tags)
The farmers are on RED ALERT!! On Tuesday, November 8, Ralph Horowitz will most likely get full property rights to the farm, and he told the LA Times recently that he would get the sheriff to "throw off" the farmers from the land. He plans to destroy the farm and build a warehouse, despite the fact that the farm has fed low-income families for 13 years.
Support South Central Farmers on Dia de Muertos (tags)
Dia de Muertos Celebration at the South Central Farm. The event is being put on by the Mujeres Libres Collective and will help bring awareness to the struggle of the South Central Farmers.
Help save the South Central Farm (tags)
“The protection of the health and the safety of the people; the right of people to produce their means of subsistence" -- Lil' Joe