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Occupy LA Holding General Assembly Now (tags)

LA Indymedia reporter at the general assembly reports very large crowd there. Perhaps largest GA yet. Reporter estimates 500 to 800 people there now.

Occupy LA, Day 1 (tags)

October 1, 2011 Three to Five thousand people gathered in Pershing Square in Downtown LA, at 10 am to march to City Hall. The purpose, to occupy City Hall in Solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street Movement that is in its twelfth day in New York City.

Los Angeles Stages Protests Marking Seven Years of American War (tags)

Hollywood and Vine Hosts Antiwar Protests on The Seventh Anniversary of The American Iraqi Invasion. (Photo Set 1 of 1)

George Galloway and Viva Palestina US: Our Convoy to Gaza (tags)

Endorsments continue to pour in for Viva Palestina US - A Lifeline from the United States to Gaza, including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn and David Swanson of After Downing Street. Organizations wishing to endorse the Convoy can email in their endorsements here: fatima@vivapalestina.org

Help Break the Seige of Gaza! - Support the Viva Palestina US Convoy (tags)

A Lifeline from the United States to Gaza

Please Help Gaza Aid Convoy! (tags)

Please Read

"Viva Palestina USA" aid convoy to Gaza announced (tags)

The "Viva Palestina USA" 500 vehicle convoy to deliver $10 million dollars in aid to the Gaza Strip. The aid convoy to take off on Independence Day - Fouth of July.

The Blackout of the March 21 Mobilizations: Redbaiting on the Left (tags)

The War on Iraq drags on with no clear end in sight. The war on Afghanistan is being escalated. The war on Pakistan has also been stepped up, a war undeclared by Congress, therefore unconstitutional and the basis for an impeachment. All this has happened since Obama took office.

Citizens Question Police Strong-Arm Tactics at DNC (tags)

Denver Police Over-React to Small Group of Young Anarchists

March 15: 10,000 Protest Iraq War in Los Angeles (tags)

People in Los Angeles Join Global Day of Action to Stop the War

ALL OUT: March 15 Mass Protest in LA (tags)

Join Thousands to Protest the War on its 5th Anniversary - Stop the War NOW!

LA and Nationwide: People Hit the Streets to Stop the War (tags)

The October 27 demonstrations represented another important step forward for the anti-war movement in the United States. Over 100,000 people took to the streets in coordinated regional and local protests to demand an immediate end to the war in Iraq, including well over 10,000 in Los Angeles.

ANSWER's LA Office is Moving - Help Us Keep Growing (tags)

ANSWER is moving to a new, bigger office in LA. We need your help to make the move a success!

JFAV-Samahang Pilipino Conference March 10-11: A RESOUNDING SUCCESS (tags)

“All Out for Equity and Justice” With this battle cry, over 150 community advocates, students, youth and the remaining Filipino World War II veterans all over Southern California and Los Angeles gathered for a successful Unity Conference on March 10-11, 2007 in UCLA in Los Angeles, CA 90095. The Unity Conference began at 9:00 a.m. of each day at the Moore Hall at the UCLA campus. On Saturday, March 10, 7:00 p.m, over 200 people came to an exhilarating three-hour Cultural Solidarity Night at 100 Moore Hall UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095. The cultural night featured the showing of the 35-minute documentary, “Broken Promises,” performances by spoken word artists, cultural groups and other surprise numbers and paid glowing tribute to our veteran heroes. Conference organizers awarded a plaque of appreciation to longtime veteran rights’ supporter, Allan Pineda Lindo, a.k.a. Apl de Ap of world famous Grammy-awarded hip hop group, “Black Eyed Peas.”

March 17 Mass Anti-War Protest in Los Angeles (tags)

On the 4th Anniversary of the Iraq War - Stop the War! Mass March and Rally - Regional Action in LA Live Concert by Ozomatli & Performance by Jackson Browne

AJLPP-USA Nationwide Mobilization for March 17 -18 Protests in Four Major US Cities (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP), an alliance of Filipino American and allied solidarity organizations working for peace and justice, anti-war and racism in the United States and a member of the ANSWER Coalition will mobilize for the nationwide mass protests against the 4th year of the U.S Invasion and Occupation of Iraq and the 40th anniversary of the people’s march in Pentagon. March 1967 at the height of the US War in Vietnam. Los Angeles and Washington DC will be the focus of the anti-war mobilizations on March 17 while Seattle and San Francisco will mobilize tens of thousands of the anti-war protestors on March 18. AJLPP will be present on the four major cities mobilization against the war and racism both in the east and the west coast.

The Other Hollywood Oscar Ceremony - The "Oscar for Peace" Awards (tags)

At the corner of Hollywood and Vine, just blocks away from where the Hollywood Oscars were to be presented at the Kodak Theater, the "Military Families Speak Out" organization hosted an “Oscar for Peace” awards ceremony and "Bring Our Troops Home Now" peace vigil. "Military Families Speak Out" honored individuals “for their exceptional and tireless commitment to waging peace, rather than war.” The event drew thousands, and featured an 8-foot “Oscar” in military camouflage with the inscription “Bring Me Home!” The "Code Pink Police," members of the antiwar group, Code Pink Women For Peace, arrested a mock President Bush, while the "Billionaires for Bush" comedy troupe conducted a mock counter-protest.

Pics from the October 28th Rally (tags)

Pics from the October 28th Rally

images from the 10/28/06 march and rally in Hollywood. (tags)

speakers at the rally

The Activist Support Circle: Dealing with Activist Fatigue and Other Problems (tags)

Organizers and participants discuss this monthly gathering in Santa Monica.

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.

Direct Action. (tags)

Commentary on US justice movements.

MARCH 18 MASS ANTI-WAR PROTEST IN LOS ANGELES (tags)

Join thousands in LA on March 18 to protest the war on Iraq on the 3rd anniversary of the U.S. invasion

Winograd Runs Against Harman (tags)

An announcement of a signature gathering party for 36th District Congressional Candidate Marcy Winograd, a peace activist challenging pro-war Congresswoman Jane Harman in the Democratic Party primary on June 6th, 2006. Marcy's candidate statement follows the invitation announcement. After the party tonight, the candidate statement could still be posted. Please! James did an audio interview with me last night.

New Year's Eve Sunset Peace Vigil (tags)

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Video of December 18th Vigil (tags)

A.N.S.W.E.R. held a gathering and vigil in Hollywood on December 17th to protest the Iraqi war and call for U.S. troops to return home for the holidays. Ron Kovic, Vietnam war veteran, author, and screenwriter of Born on the Fourth of July was there to speak. But in this video something else happened... 3:50 minutes

Ron Kovic speech, ANSWER LA vigil (tags)

Ron "Born on the 4th of July" Kovic spoke at the ANSWER LA Peace Vigil last night at Hollywood and Highland in the heart of Hollywood.

December 17 Anti-War Protest Vigil (tags)

Join us for a Protest Vigil to "Stop the War & Bring the Troops Home in Time for the Holidays!"

Veteran's Day Weekend at Arlington West (tags)

SANTA MONICA, November 12, about 300 volunteers show up to carry 50 flag draped coffins on a procession from Santa Monica Pier to 3rd Street Promenade.

SAT 11/12 NOON: Peace Procession Led by Families of Soldiers Killed in Iraq (tags)

Peace Procession Led by California Contingent of Gold Star Families Carrying Large Photos of Loved-Ones and Joined by Iraq Vets and Veterans For Peace Including Famed Vietnam Vet Ron Kovic Followed by 400 Pallbearers Carrying 100 Flag-Draped Mock Coffins

Gold Star Families to Join Arlington West Veterans Day Weekend (tags)

Veterans For Peace - LA Gears Up For Three-Day Veterans Day Weekend of Events at Arlington West in Santa Monica on Friday, November 11th thru Sunday, November 13th As Death Toll for US Troops Killed in Iraq Rises to 2,055 to Date Highlight of Weekend’s Event: Contingent of California Gold Star Families to Lead Procession of 100 Flag-Draped Coffins Through Streets of Santa Monica Noon on Saturday, November 12th

NOV 11-13: Arlington West Veterans Day Weekend (tags)

400 Volunteers are needed at Arlington West just north of Santa Monica Pier at 9AM on Saturday, November 12th to carry 100 flag draped coffins on a procession thru Santa Monica. To volunteer call Tonia at 310.455.2688.

Nov. 2 "Drive Out the Bush Regime" Gets Major Endorsements (tags)

Howard Zinn, Code Pink, Mumia Abu-Jamal are among those endorsing day of walk outs and mobilizations Nov 2, anniversary of Bush's "re"-election, to drive his regime out of office. Local actions are along Wilshire Bl - noon to 8 pm.

SAT 9/24: National Day of Anti-War Protests in LA (tags)

Thousands to Join the National Day of Anti-War Protests in Los Angeles on Saturday Calling to ‘End the War on Iraq, Bring the Troops Home Now, andmJustice for the Hurricane Survivors’

A Mom's FYI: Reality Bites (tags)

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ANTIWAR MARCH! March 19th, High Noon - Hollywood & Vine (tags)

Be there... or be a bush supporter

ANSWER Peace Demo March 19 (tags)

L.A. demo w/ Ron Kovic (tags)

Photos from the Counter-Inaugural march and rally in Westwood

Bush, Rumsfeld confronted in U.S., Europe, Asia (tags)

The first week of June was not a good time to be George W. Bush or Donald Rumsfeld.

LA answer Peace and Justice - June 5 2004 (tags)

Images from the march for peace and justice from downtown LA to the Federal Building. Activists called for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an end to occupation throughout the world. 5,000 people including Ron Kovic and Danny Glover.

Arlington West Memorial May 30-31 Santa Monica Beach (tags)

There will be over 800 crosses placed in the sand. Each cross represents an American soldier who has died in Iraq. The names, ages, hometowns and circumstances of their deaths are there for all to read on a plaque that is placed in front of this memorial. Another sign indicates that it would take the entire beach in order to recognize all of the Iraqi’s who have been killed in this war. The crosses are not meant to be used as a religious symbol.

Pat Tillman: Hero or Wasted Life? (tags)

An argument against calling American soldiers engaged in an illegal and immoral war "heroes" as is done continuously by the corporate media. This is even more so in wars that leave a radioactive legacy of cancers and deformed children like the present wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Iraq War's First Anniversary Demonstrations In Los Angeles, California (tags)

M20 demonstration photos, video Hollywood, CA, 2004 by MichaelUribe.com

Ron Kovic at Stopping Militarism In Our Schools Workshops (tags)

Stopping Militarism In Our Schools workshops held this Saturday at Manual Arts High School included Ron Kovic, Veteran and Peace Activist

Police brutality begins trial in inglewood california. (tags)

Police brutality on trial in inglewood california.

200,000 MARCH AGAINST BUSH IN LONDON (tags)

An effigy of Resident George W. Bush is pulled down by the people during a massive protest in Trafalgar Square, London. The U.K. Mirror reports up to 200,000 people joined the anti-war demonstration. The protestors were mimicking the pulling down of a Saddam Hussein statue in Baghdad by invading U.S. troops during the war to occupy Iraq (Photo by David Bebber/Reuters)

ANSWER Rally photos (tags)

Photos of Fernando Suarez, Ron Kovic, Dennis Kucinich, more.

Hollywood ANSWER LA march and rally photos (tags)

Photos from the End the Occupations march and rally in Hollywood on Sunday.

Topanga Benefit Concert and Forum – Tom Hayden (tags)

Dateline May 31st. Topanga California Today’s event organized by The Topanga Peace Alliance had several fine speakers including Tom Hayden, Ron Kovic and Blase Bonpane. The intimate canyon setting provided the backdrop for a message of peace and justice.

Topanga Benefit Concert and Forum – Ron Kovic (tags)

Topanga Benefit Concert and Forum – Ron Kovic Dateline May 31st. Topanga California Today’s event organized by The Topanga Peace Alliance had several fine speakers including Tom Hayden, Ron Kovic and Blase Bonpane. The intimate canyon setting provided the backdrop for a message of peace and justice.

Topanga Benefit Concert and Forum – The Voices (tags)

Dateline May 31st. Topanga California -- Today’s event organized by The Topanga Peace Alliance had several fine speakers including Tom Hayden, Ron Kovic and Blase Bonpane. The intimate canyon setting provided the backdrop for a message of peace and justice.

Topanga Benefit Concert and Forum – Ron Kovic (tags)

Dateline May 31st. Topanga California Today’s event organized by The Topanga Peace Alliance had several fine speakers including Tom Hayden, Ron Kovic and Blase Bonpane. The intimate canyon setting provided the backdrop for a message of peace and justice.

TOPANGA CANYON CONCERT TO BENEFIT VICTIMS OF WAR (tags)

The concert is being organized by the Topanga Peace Alliance (TPA), which will donate 100% of the proceeds of the event to the International Rescue Committee to be used for medical supplies, emergency housing, food, water and relocation assistance in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Photos of Downtown rally, incl. Michelle Shocked, Ron Kovic (tags)

Photos from the march and rally Downtown, March 30, 2003, incl. photos of Michelle Shocked and Ron Kovic. See slumdance.com for more.

M30 Mass March and Rally (tags)

A report from todays powerful march and rally.

DID THE ''PEACE MOVEMENT'' FAIL? (tags)

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Craig Rosenbaugh on the Anti-War Struggle (tags)

An excellent analysis of why the peace movements fail to stop war and a call for radical direct action.

Craig Rosebraugh on the Anti-War struggle (tags)

As the U.S. led military campaign gets fully under way in the very near future, the question remains… how far is the anti-war movement in the United States willing to go to stop the U.S. government and its unceasing atrocities? How far are you willing to go, what are you willing to do to stop the massive bloodshed once again caused by the U.S. government?

Global Women's Strike Organizers to Confront LA Times Editors (tags)

Reprint of a PRESS ADVISORY from March 10, 2003

Global Women's Strike and March In LA (tags)

Today, March 8 2003, an estimated 2000 people rallied in front of the federal building to support the global women's stike in condemnation of the plans for an upcoming war.

Ron Kovic & S. Brian Willson (tags)

Veterans for Peace & 90.7 FM KPFK Present An event with legendary Peace Activist S. Brian Willson "We Are Not Worth More, They Are Not Worth Less"

The World Says No to War in Iraq (tags)

http://rwor.org - Revolutionary Worker Online http://rwor.org/resistance -RW resource page on resisting the juggernaut of war and repression http://2changetheworld.info - Discuss revolutionary strategy and the RCP's Draft Programme

LA to Join 500 Cities Worldwide for February 15th Day of Protest (tags)

The No War On Iraq! Coalition today announced plans for the massive anti-war march and rally on Saturday, February 15th. Protesters will be asked to gather at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine at 1 pm. The March will proceed down Hollywood Blvd to the Armed Forces Recruiting Station at the intersection of Sunset and La Brea where there will be a rally at 3 pm

Veterans Call to Conscience to Troops and Reservists (tags)

If the people of the world are ever to be free, there must come a time when being a citizen of the world takes precedence over being the soldier of a nation. Now is that time. When orders come to ship out, your response will profoundly impact the lives of millions of people in the Middle East and here at home.

Feb. 15: Santa Monica Beach DEMO - BE THERE! (tags)

Here's the speakers program and details of the walk from Venice to Santa Monica

Tens of thousands in S.F. demand Bush abandon war plans (SF Chronicle) (tags)

From San Francisco to Washington, D.C., from Paris to Tokyo, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the world's streets Saturday to protest potential military action against Iraq by the Bush administration and its allies.

Martin Sheen, Ron Kovic & Dolores Huerta at Anti-War Rally (tags)

Martin Sheen, Ron Kovic & Dolores Huerta

Thousands join LA anti-war rally (BBC) (tags)

The march was described as noisy but peaceful

Thousands in LA Protest Possible War (AP) (tags)

Thousands march to protest a possible war with Iraq in downtown Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003. The chanting marchers headed toward the federal building where a rally was planned.(AP Photo/Nick Ut)

CNN & LAPD grossly underestimate crowd size (tags)

Funny, CNN quotes the wrong LAPD estimates. LAPD reports 3000. See the LA Times story below with differing estimates

Take Bus to Huge Anti-War demo today! (tags)

Tens of Thousands expected at Peace March today. Assemble 11 am Olympic and Broadway, march to federal building (at Temple and Olympic) for rally from 2-4:30pm. Expect to park far away and walk in, or take bus or metro.

Stop The War On Iraq (tags)

On Sat., Jan.11 at 11 am, Olympic and Broadway, Join the Coalition for World Peace, ANSWER, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, and NION for a major L.A. demonstration and rally against the war on Iraq. Martin Sheen, Jerry Quickley.

Not In Our Name & Former UN Inspector Scott Ritter (tags)

Field Recording from the Not In Our Name-Los Angeled protest as well as a speech by former UN Inspector Scott Ritter.

Thousands Converge To Protest War (tags)

Ed Asner, Ron Kovic, Kasey Kasem and Jackie Goldberg at the mass protest against the U.S. government's war on the world

Thousands Converge To Protest War (tags)

Ed Asner, Ron Kovic, Kasey Kasem and Jackie Goldberg at the mass protest against the U.S. government's war on the world

Not In Our Name - Ron Kovic (tags)

LA Not In Our Name - Ron Kovic at the Not In Our Name Protest

Not In Our Name - Reading the Statement of Conscience 2 (tags)

LA Not In Our Name - Excerpts from the Not In Our Name Statement of Conscience Were Read in English and Spanish; Among the Readers: Ed Asner, Casey Kasem, Councilmwoman Jackie Goldberg and Ron Kovic (If you know the names of the other two readers, please "add your comments")

Not In Our Name - Listening to Ron Kovic (tags)

LA Not In Our Name - Thousands of People at Rally Listen to Ron Kovic

Not In Our Name - Ron Kovic (tags)

LA Not In Our Name - Ron Kovic Speaking

Press Release announcing the Oct 6 Not In Our Name Demonstration in Westwood (tags)

Come One! Come All! Be There: Westwood Federal Building, 1pm Sunday October 6, 2002. For a major showing of defiance and resistance by the people of L.A. to this whole machine of war and repression. War Without End? Not In Our name!

Ron Kovic: An Open Letter to the American People (tags)

"The painful anguish resulting from this senseless act of violence stirs in all of us a desire for swift retribution. I strongly believe that to move in this direction will lead us into a terrible and disastrous war.... I love this country so much that I don't want to see it go through the senselessness and agony of war ever again."

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