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Gay Comic Jason Stuart Performs at Martini's Above Fourth in San Diego Thursday, June 13th (tags)

US Aggression Against Iran-The San Diego Connection (tags)

The role of the San Diego military in US aggression against Iran.

8 Years After Shutdown, Socal San Onofre Nuke Plant Still Causing Big Problems (tags)

The SoCal San Onofre nuke plant shut down in 2012, but it's still causing big problems.

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen Heads to the Balboa Theatre (tags)

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen Heads to the Balboa Theatre in San Diego on Thursday, July 18th

Extrdition Now and Then (tags)

The looming extradition of Julian Assange reminds us of a similar case in San Francisco 25 years ago.

Fukushima 8 Ywars On (tags)

8 years after Fukushima, the disaster and the coverup continue.

Trump: A Disaster For Animals As Well As People (tags)

126 Of Many Ways Donald Trump Harms Animals People Birds Fishes Butterflies Bees The Watershed and Mother Earth

Why Should California Choose De Leon Over Feinstein? (tags)

Both Kevin De Leon and Feinstein have been good re Professor Ford's allegations re Brett Kavanaugh. But there are many issues which disqualify Feinstein.

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi (tags)

Feinstein has a long history of voting for war appropriations. She quietly cosponsored the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act which criminalizes many exposures of institutional torture of animals. She has profiteered personally from war.

US Universities of Shame: Part II (tags)

Israel

Hands Off Snowden Campaign (tags)

Hands Off Snowden Campaign

Divestment Fails at UC Santa barbara (tags)

The anti-Israel Lobby pushes BDS at the University of California

Uncensored Manifesto from Retired LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner (tags)

Uncensored Manifesto of Christopher Dorner

May Day Workers Film Festival San Diego (tags)

May Day Workers Film Festival runs April 26-28 & May 1 in San Diego... The May Day Workers Film Festival connects labor and social justice issues to audiences through the arts and culture. Expressing labor history and workers struggles as entertainment and education, while supporting social change movements.

Playing the North Korea Card (tags)

imperialism

L.A. Participates in Protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline (part 1) (tags)

A report back and photo coverage (part 1) of a march and rally held in Los Angeles on February 17, in solidarity with the protest in Washington, DC.

“Killing by Remote Control”: Medea Benjamin Exposes Drones (tags)

Medea Benjamin, veteran peace activist and author of the new book "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control," spoke in San Diego October 20 and showed photos of victims of U.S. drone attacks because the mainstream media are deliberately keeping these from the American people. She called on the peace movement to put massive pressure on the Obama administration to stop the drone attacks.

ALL SET FOR NOVEMBER 11 12th JFAV PROTEST MARCH/RALLY IN HOLLYWOOD (tags)

They Served, they Deserved Benefits.” The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and its allied organizations announced that they are all set for the biggest demonstration, the 12th JFAV Protest March/Rally in the entertainment capital of the world-Hollywood on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 12;00 noo at Holywood and Vine intersection. For the first time, the JFAV march and rally in Hollywood and not in front of the Federal building in Downtown LA. as it usually does since 1997. Arturo Garcia, JFAV National coordinator explained the rationale for the change in venue : “ The Federal Building in downtown LA is usually closed for the November 11 holiday so all the rallies there are symbolical. Now we will bring it to the eyes entire world an not an empty edifice.” After the post-election victory of re-elected President, the JFAV wrote an appeal and demand letter asking the president to issue an executive order for full recognition of 43,000 Filipino World War II Veterans and their survivors who for more than 66 years were still unrecognized American veterans. Post Obama Election Protest Rally The JFAV stopped the lobby on the US Congress for HR 210 after the GOP controlled House of Representatives refused JFAV a hearing on HR 210 at the House Veterans Affairs Committee last August 2012 even with 96 co-sponsors for the bill.

Labor, Community Leaders Target Wal-Mart September 21 (tags)

Neighborhood activists and labor unions are organizing San Diego's biggest-ever anti-Wal-Mart demonstration Saturday, September 22 in the Golden Hill and Sherman Heights neighborhoods. Though the Wal-Mart in Sherman Heights hasn't even been built yet, it's already driving local businesses to close or cut back — and Wal-Mart has systematically refused to make any promises to the community to hire locally or mitigate the impacts of their store.

Queer Democrats Make Defeating Prop. 32 a Priority (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality voted August 23 to make defeating Proposition 32 a priority race in the November 6 election. Proposition 32 is an effort to destroy the ability of organized labor to raise money for political campaigns, and it's being sold deceptively as a campaign finance reform measure even though its principal sponsors are multi-million dollar donors to Republican candidates and super-PAC's. On the eve of Women's Equality Day, the club also heard from professors Dr. Sue Gonda and Carla Kirkwood on the history of women's struggles for equality and their links to the Queer rights movement.

San Onofre Layoffs: Latest Sign of Nuke Plant’s Demise (tags)

The announcement of the impending layoff of one third of the San Onofre nuclear plant's workforce is yet another indication of the demise of this troublesome nuke.

Chris Hassett: Queer Activist, Teacher Tells Stories in Music (tags)

San Diego Queer folksinger Chris Hassett released his most recent CD, "This I Promise You," last May. It's a collection of 11 songs, mostly quiet and understated but with country, rock, pop and jazz influences reflecting Hassett's broad musical tastes. Zenger's Newsmagazine interviewed Hassett in late June and discussed the album, as well as gossiping about musicians ranging from Willard Robison to Lady Gaga.

Caravan for Peace begins journey across US to oppose drug war (tags)

Today, the Caravan for Peace and Justice with dignity stepped of from the Mexican border and travelled to Los Angeles from San Diego. They hope to draw attention to the epic failure of the drug war and will arrive in Washington DC with their message on September 12.

Caravan for Peace begins journey across US (tags)

(San Diego 8-12) Today the long journey begins at the border beteeen the US and Mexico, South of San Diego, with plans to arrive in Washington DC on September 12. The Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity was conceived by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia when his son died in the crossfire of the "war on drugs" several months ago. The caravan crossed Mexico with the goal of raising public awareness of the failed "war on drugs".

"This Is What a Police State Looks Like" (tags)

Protestors confront Anaheim's notorious killer cops.

US Cities Going Bankrupt (tags)

class war

Opponents of Corrupt "Trade" Agreement Stage March, Rally July 7 (tags)

About 200 opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the so-called "trade" agreement that has been negotiated in secret between government and corporate representatives, marched on the Bayfront Hilton Hotel in San Diego July 7 during the most recent round of TPP talks. The march and rally finished a week of events protesting the secret negotiations of a corporate-welfare treaty under the guise of "free trade."

Community Activist Join Labor Against Phony "Trade" Deal (tags)

Progressive San Diego's official opposition to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a NAFTA-like agreement seeking to subject the U.S. and a wide range of other countries to corporate dictatorship — began July 2 with a rally outside the Bayfront Hilton Hotel, where the TPP's negotiators are meeting. Speakers from labor, environmental, women's and Queer organizations explained what the TPP means to them and why it should be stopped.

The U.S. Labor Movement at the Crossroads, in the Crosshairs (tags)

The labor movement had better do some deep soul searching, and fast. Although the defeat in Wisconsin is the horrible end to a local drama, the corporate winners hope to turn their victory into the beginning chapter of a national novel.

Rights of Bicyclists on U.S. Interstates in California and Beyond (tags)

Bicycles have the same rights to public roadways as do motor vehicles, and bicycles should be allowed anywhere on the U.S. interstate system if they so choose. Preventing bicyclists from using the interstate system safely and at their own discretion by issuing outrageous tickets ($200.00) violates the U.S. Constitution right to unrestricted travel.

Please Oh LA Times Get A San Diego Section—Please! (tags)

The U-T has never been, over the time I have lived in southern California, a terribly great paper—despite all the awards the news industry gives onto itself. Yet it is really the opinion pages at the U-T that suck (even with less news and staff). OK, given that the front page is now celebrity central as Hollywood Variety Magazine—that is a tabloid sensation for a cult of personality is questionable too.

Will Johnson: Occupy Activist Says Movement's Alive & Well (tags)

According to Occupy San Diego activist Will Johnson, the movement is alive and well. It may no longer be running law-defying occupations in prominent public places, but it's still working out ways to challenge the vast and increasing inequality in the distribution of wealth and income in the U.S.

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Is Still Alive at MCRD (tags)

Anyone who thinks anti-Queer discrimination in the military is a thing of the past needs to read this article! Zenger's Newsmagazine associate editor Leo E. Laurence was fired from his stint as a volunteer at the San Diego Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) for bringing his roommate to an on-base event.

Police arrest copwatcher during checkpoint, Occupy Riverside responds (tags)

Friday, May 18, 2012

RIVERSIDE (California) - Police arrested a woman for observing a checkpoint Friday evening. The community responded in protest, occupying the area in front of Robert Presley Detention Center overnight, marching, and demanding the release of our comrade. The woman was released to the hospital at approximately eight o'clock Saturday morning, despite having suffered an epileptic seizure some nine hours earlier.

Climate Impact Day in Eagle Rock (tags)

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

A Challenge to All Supporters of Medical Marijuana (tags)

Advocates of medical marijuana need to act NOW! Send e-mails to the White House and the Department of Justice to demand that President Obama and Attorney General Holder stop the concerted campaign to use federal enforcement agents to put medical marijuana dispensaries out of business, and return to Obama's campaign promise not to use federal law against medical marijuana in states where it is legal.

Thousands of San Diegans Lose Right to Vote (tags)

By centralizing the counting of ballots on election day, and tightening the criteria by which ballots are read, San Diego County Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler is effectively — and illegally — disenfranchising many voters, particularly senior citizens, disabled people and voters whose primary language is not English.

John Brooks: Occupy Inspires Neophyte to Run for Congress (tags)

John Brooks was a retired agent for the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife until he saw the Occupy San Diego protests on TV and was inspired to run for Congress as an alternative Democrat. Though he ran afoul of the San Diego Democrats for Equality's endorsement process, he's recently been endorsed by Progressive Democrats of America and his real views on Queer rights and women's choice are far more progressive than the Democrats for Equality's questionnaire made them sound.

Gustavo Arellano: How Mexican Food Conquered the U.S. (tags)

Gustavo Arellano, who in the last decade has risen from food editor at the O.C. Weekly in Orange County to investigative reporter at the paper and author of the popular syndicated column “¡Ask a Mexican!,” a witty send-up of anti-Mexican stereotypes published in at least 38 media outlets, came to San Diego April 11 to promote his latest book, "Taco U.S.A.: How Mexican Food Conquered America."

In Memoriam: Robert Miles Parker, 1939-2012 (tags)

Pioneering San Diego-based Queer artist and photographer Robert Miles Parker also founded Save Our Heritage Organization (SOHO), dedicated to preserving San Diego's historic buildings and parks against redevelopment and gentrification. His recent passing in New York, where he had relocated, was memorialized by SOHO.

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.

April 7: Day of Action Against Human Trafficking (tags)

On April 7, 2012 the Radical Feminists of San Diego will mobilize a direct action in solidarity with 2012’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign on a local, national and global level to demand the abolition of human trafficking, the modern-day form of slavery. The event will start at noon on the southeast corner of 30th Street and El Cajon Boulevard in North Park.

Marriage Equality Activists Face Trial March 28 (tags)

The Equality 9 — nine members of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) who sat in at the San Diego county clerk's office August 19, 2010 to protest the delay in implementing the federal court decision that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, are facing trial in San Diego County Superior Court March 28. They are asking for people to show up at 8 a.m. for a pre-trial march and rally and to contact San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith to urge him to drop the charges.

STOP A "NAFTA OF THE PACIFIC!" RALLY VS SECRET NEGOTIATIONS HELD IN SOFITEL HOTEL IN LA (tags)

As Trade negotiators from throughout the Pacific Rim are gathering in Sofitel Luxury Suites, Los Angeles, activist to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement, groups opposed to the “NAFTA of the Pacific picketed outside the hotel in Beverly Hills. Trade negotiators from nine countries that includes the the U.S. to Vietnam are pressing for a NAFTA-style deal that encourages offshoring, expands downward corporate pressure on labor and environmental standards, raises drug prices, and bans "Make it in America," among other problems. STOP THE FTAA The protest dubbed as RALLY TO STOP A "NAFTA OF THE PACIFIC!" was sparked because of the negotiations are being done out of the public eye, trade ministers and corporate lobbyists (over 600 of ...whom have certified "corporate adviser" status). Protestors asked : “will this become a "NAFTA of the Pacific?"

San Diego Queer Democrats Reject Progressive, Endorse Moderate for Congress (tags)

The San Diego Democrats for Equality, a predominantly Queer Democratic party club, decisively rejected the Congressional candidacy of progressive former Assemblymember Lori Saldaña at its regular meeting January 26. Instead they endorsed moderate Scott Peters on the ground that he'd be a better "fit" for the district, could raise more money and would have a better shot at unseating Republican incumbent Brian Bilbray.

SB 810 Single Payer Healthcare Needs Your Phone Calls Today (tags)

SB 810, the single payer healthcare bill in the California Senate, needs just 2 more votes from the 5 abstainers listed below to pass before January 31, 2012. SB 810 is the only real solution to the healthcare crisis that saves the state billions, guarantees healthcare for all Californians, and controls costs, while eliminating the denials of care and restrictions of provider choice imposed by private insurance companies.

Occupy The Ports Long Beach (tags)

Occupy Movement Rises Again Photo Essay 2 of Two Photo Essay one can be found at.http://la.indymedia.org/news/2011/12/250375.php

Occupy The Ports Long Beach (tags)

Occupy Movement Rises Again Photo Essay 1 of Two Photo Essay 2 can be found at... http://la.indymedia.org/news/2011/12/250396.php

On the 70th Year of Pearl Harbor Day, Filipino Veterans Reclaim Their Dignity As American (tags)

Remember Pearl Harbor! On December 8th, Filipino WW II veterans and widows marched to the offices of Senators Boxer in San Diego and Los Angeles, and Feinstein in San Francisco in support of simultaneous talks in their DC offices. Lobbyists will ask both Senators to co-introduce a companion bill to HR 210 “The Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2011.” In Los Angeles, six delegates from JFAV led by its National Coordinator Arturo Garcia and S4PACE Vice presiden Jovy Alejandrino met with Rafi Nazarians, District head of Senator Boxer's office at 312 Spring St.Los Angeles, CA 90012 at around 9AM. In Washington DC, Atty. Arnedo Valera met with Ryan O'Reilly, military Legislative fellow of Senator Boxer at Hart Senate building while JFAV San Francisco leaders Ago Pedalizo and Violy Reyes,met with Senator Feinstein staff in her San Francisco office.

NEWS ADVISORY: Green Party presidential candidate forum, Saturday, December 3rd, LA (tags)

Two Hard Cases, Two Bad Laws (tags)

The November 14 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the constitutionality of so-called "Obamacare" and the November 17 decision of the California Supreme Court that the proponents of Proposition 8 have legal standing to appeal it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court are both disasters for the progressive community. But they also highlight the conflict between general principles of justice progressives should support and tactical positions in specific cases that may work to our short-term advantage but cause us problems later on.

The Way She Sees It: Jamala Rogers in San Diego (tags)

Jamala Rogers, columnist for the African-American weekly St. Louis American since 1994 and co-chair of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, spoke in San Diego November 15 to promote her book, "The Best of 'The Way I See It,'" a compilation of her columns. Among them are a ringing defense of Queer rights and a series denouncing the government response to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath as anti-Black genocide.

S.A.M.E. to Host Holiday Fundraiser December 9 (tags)

The San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) will host its annual holiday fundraiser Friday, December 9, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Bamboo Lounge, 1475 University Avenue in Hillcrest. Half the proceeds will go to the defense fund for the Equality 9, nine S.A.M.E. members and supporters facing trial in March 2012 for their civil disobedience in support of marriage equality. The other half will go to pay medical expenses for Occupy San Diego and Canvass for a Cause activist Michelle “Jersey” Deutsch, who was beaten by San Diego police during one of their raids on the Occupy encampment in Civic Center Plaza downtown.

PALEA member in Los Angeles cry harassment by PAL, PM-USA vows support (tags)

A member of the Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) is crying harassment by Philippine Airlines (PAL) for being refused boarding on a flight back to Manila from Los Angeles. Belle Savellano, PALEA members and PAL employee for 28 years, was not allowed to board the PAL LAX-MNL flight last November 6 for being allegedly on “blacklist of PALEA members.”

Fil-Am groups call for boycott as PAL refuses to fly PALEA member and family (tags)

Representatives from Partido ng Manggagawa-USA (Labor Party) and Filipino-American groups BANTAY Pilipinas-Los Angeles, Alliance Philippines and Echo Park Community Coalition called on the public especially Filipino-Americans to boycott Philippine Airlines (PAL) as the groups condemned the harassment tactics of the company against members of the Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA). Last November 6 (US time), PAL refused to board a PALEA member and her family despite holding tickets for the Los Angeles-Manila flight because she was supposedly on “blacklist of PALEA members.”

OccupyLA Still Here, and Coming Soon to a Hood Near You (tags)

In spite of some people's best efforts, OccupyLA has managed to re-create all the ills of the society we purport to change, right down to the do-gooders who want to tweak our system to make the problems less visible.

Beyond the Occupation (tags)

Occupy Wall Street and its sister movements, including Occupy San Diego, have dramatically changed the terms of political and economic debate in the U.S. Before they arose, it looked like the only choices the American people would be given to understand the disaster that has befallen them in this nation's economic collapse was the mild pro-corporatism of the Democratic Party and the ardent, Ayn Randian pro-corporatism of the Republicans and the Tea Party. What's more, so far the Occupy protesters have shown an ability to learn from the Left's past mistakes, pattern their movement after the American Revolution (as the Tea Party did) and junk the hideously unworkable process of consensus decision-making.

“Paradise Plundered” Takes Aim at San Diego’s Political Culture (tags)

Once upon a time, San Diego had a reputation for being an efficiently governed city whose taxes were low -- and so was its level of services, especially to working-class and lower-income people. Today the level of services is even lower and the city is so wretchedly governed the New York Times called it "Enron by the Sea." What happened is explained in the new book "Paradise Plundered," whose co-author, Vladimir Kogan, came to the Hillcrest Town Council October 11 and talked about the city's infamous pension crisis.

We are the 99% World Day of Awareness is a Peaceful Peak for Los Angeles (tags)

In contrast to other towns Occupy Los Angeles and the City shine. Photo Set 3 of 3 by Robert Stuart Lowden for Los Angeles Indymedia Set 1 http://la.indymedia.org/news/2011/10/248740.php Set 2 http://la.indymedia.org/news/2011/10/248760.php

We are the 99% World Day of Awareness is a Peaceful Peak for Los Angeles (tags)

In contrast to other towns Occupy Los Angeles and the City shine. Photo Set 2 of 3 by Robert Stuart Lowden for Los Angeles Indymedia

We are the 99% World Day of Awareness is a Peaceful Peak for Los Angeles (tags)

In contrast to other towns Occupy Los Angeles and the City shine. Photo Set 1 of 3 by Robert Stuart Lowden for Los Angeles Indymedia.

Occupy San Diego Draws Thousands Downtown Oct. 15 (tags)

Despite attacks by police wielding pepper spray and Mace, confiscation of their possession and a series of threats to evict them forcibly from the Civic Center Plaza, over 1,000 members and supporters of Occupy San Diego reclaimed their downtown space October 15. The day was busy, including three marches and two rallies as well as Occupy San Diego's usual open discussion about its goals.

What's in a Name? "San Diego Democrats for Equality" (tags)

The mountain labored at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club September 22 and produced the club's new name: "San Diego Democrats for Equality." The push to change the club's name was sparked by several members who thought the original name, approved when the club started in 1974, was a relic of a more closeted age and the club needed a new name that more openly and proudly proclaimed its identity as a Queer-rights organization. Though the club voted overwhelmingly to change its name, there was considerable debate over what to change it to: out of the three proposed alternatives, the least openly Queer name, "San Diego Democrats for Equality," won a majority on the first ballot against "San Diego Stonewall Democrats" (after the event commonly, but inaccurately, thought to have started the U.S. Queer rights movement) and "San Diego LGBT Democrats."

Downtown Labor Day Rally Draws Over 200 (tags)

MoveOn.org's San Diego chapter and other local activists hosted a Labor Day rally outside Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego Monday, September 5, featuring speakers like Congressmembers Bob Filner and Susan Davis, San Diego-Imperial Counties Central Labor Council secretary-treasurer Lorena Gonzalez, State Senator Juan Vargas, State Assemblymember Lori Salda?a, former City Councilmember Floyd Morrow and Activist San Diego president Jeeni Criscenzo. Much of the action urged solidarity with the supermarket workers threatened by their employers' demands for a takeaway contract and the likelihood of a strike. While most of the speakers said, "Jobs, jobs, jobs," Criscenzo urged listeners to take another look at the whole concept of a "job" and question why the only way we should be allowed to make a living is to beg a rich person or corporation for the chance to make them richer.

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

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

Activists Discuss Debt Debate, Wonder How We Let Right Control It (tags)

Congressmember Bob Filner, San Diego labor leader Lorena Gonzalez and three other speakers appeared as part of a panel convened by Activist San Diego for their regular meeting August 15. The ostensible purpose was to discuss the recent debate in Washington over raising the nation's debt ceiling, but it soon turned into a discussion of how the Right managed to take over the debate, frame it the way they wanted and get virtually everything they wanted -- including promises of large cuts in government spending that will only worsen the economy and risk not only a double-dip recession but an outright depression. Filner talked not only about President Obama's willingness to concede the domestic agenda to the Republicans but his and the Democrats' Congressional leaders utter unwillingness to end the unaffordable wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.

Marching with S.A.M.E. at the San Diego Pride Parade (tags)

A lot of progressive Queers and Queer-friendly allies have written off the annual Pride events as overly commercial, corporate and mainstream. But that's not what it felt like to me when I marched with the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) in San Diego's Pride Parade July 16. In a mixed contingent that also included members of the Bradley Manning Support Group and the International Socialist Organization, I felt like part of a movement, participating in an island of militant political awareness that asserted the values on which Pride was founded that have largely got lost in the overall celebration. With nine S.A.M.E. members facing criminal charges for seeking marriage licenses following the federal district court ruling declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional, some of the signs the contingent carried linked their members -- and Bradley Manning -- to notorious American political prisoners of the past.

Photos of San Diego's Queer Pride Parade July 16 (tags)

Photos of San Diego's Queer (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Pride Parade July 16 in Hillcrest and Balboa Park.

Rally Kicks Off San Diego Pride Events (tags)

San Diego's Queer (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Pride events kicked off Friday, July 15 at a rally on the pride festival site in Balboa Park. The featured speakers were New Age author and credentialed minister Marianne Williamson, who talked about marriage equality as a straight supporter who has performed same-sex weddings, and Daniel Hernandez, the young, openly Gay aide to Congressmember Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) who saved her life when she was shot at an outdoor rally in January. But the most powerful speaker was former San Diego Democratic Club president Larry Baza, who powerfully expressed the history of the Queer rights movement and the challenges it faces in the future.

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

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

Oceanside, Hillcrest to Host Fundraisers May 20 for a North County LGBT Center (tags)

Max Disposti, founder of the North County LGBT Coalition, has a dream for a center to serve the Queer community in Oceanside the way the LGBT Community Center in Hillcrest serves the city of San Diego. His group is hosting a fundraiser Friday, May 20, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way in Oceanside to raise money for the Center ? and, as a gesture of community support, the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality is hosting one for the same cause the same day ? Friday, May 20 ? from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bamboo Lounge, 1475 University Ave. (between Herbert and Normal Streets) in Hillcrest.

San Diego Hosts Three May Day Rallies (tags)

San Diego hosted no fewer than three rallies on Sunday, May 1 — one between the Centro Cultural de la Raza and World Beat Center in Balboa Park, followed by a march to the Federal Building downtown where the second rally was held, and a third at the San Diego Community Concourse that united the participants with another set of marchers, who had assembled earlier in the morning in Chicano Park, also for a walk downtown. The rally speakers focused on a wide variety of progressive issues — workers’ rights, education cutbacks, health care, immigrants’ rights, war and peace, Queer liberation — and attempted to draw connections between them and psych the participants for the long struggle ahead to preserve and extend those rights in the face of a relentless assault on them by the radical Right.

San Diego Hammers Down on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Despite Public Support (tags)

Despite overwhelming public input asking for a looser ordinance that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to locate in commercial areas throughout San Diego and remain open while they pursued permits, the San Diego City Council voted 5-2 on Monday, March 26 for an ordinance that will close down all dispensaries for at least a year and force them to locate only in industrial zones — inconveniently far from the patients they serve. Even most of the Councilmembers who voted for the ordinance, which was tweaked at the last minute to make it slightly less restrictive, made it clear that they regard medical marijuana patients and the institutions that serve them as a detriment, not an asset, to the city.

March 19 Anti-War Protesters Target Obama (tags)

The annual anti-war demonstration sponsored by the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice (SDCPJ) in mid-March had a markedly different tone this year from the actions in 2009 and 2010. Then the protesters and rally speakers had soft-pedaled criticism of President Obama, still holding out hope that he would fulfill his campaign promise to end the U.S. occupation of Iraq and would come to realize that the war in Afghanistan — already America’s longest-lasting combat — was unwinnable and would withdraw there, too. Instead, Obama chose the eighth anniversary of former President George W. Bush’s attack on Iraq to launch U.S. air raids on Libya, thereby getting us involved in a third war against a Muslim country — and one young man at the rally summed up the attitude of most of the 300 people there by wearing a T-shirt with the famous Shepard Fairey image of Obama, and under it the words “War Criminal.”

Lawyers’ Guild Forum on Nonviolent Resistance: Participant, Attorney & Observer (tags)

The National Lawyers’ Guild hosted a forum on nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in downtown San Diego February 23, and discussed the issue from three points of view: attorney Alex Landon, protest participant Zakiya Khabir and legal observer Rachel Scoma.

Assemblymember Atkins Warns Queer Democrats on State Budget Cuts (tags)

California State Assemblymember Toni Atkins spoke to the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club February 24 and warned of two approaching deadlines coming up in the state legislature's budget deliberations: March 6, the ending of the special budget session called by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; and March 10, the last day the legislature can vote to call a special election to extend the current state sales tax rates and vehicle licensing fees so that current Governor Jerry Brown's budget, which calls for $12.5 billion in spending cuts, can be enacted. Without that — and so far the Republican minority in the legislature has held firm to block any vote on the tax issue, which requires support from 2/3 of both houses of the legislature even to make it to the ballot — Brown and the Democratic majority will have to make $12.5 billion more in spending cuts, which will virtually end California state spending on health and welfare and eviscerate the state's already underfunded education system.

Over 1,000 Turn Out in San Diego to Support Wisconsin Workers (tags)

Over 1,000 people turned out for a rally outside the San Diego County Administrative Center February 26 at noon to support Wisconsin's unionized public workers against the threat by Governor Scott Walker and the Republican majority in the state legislature to pass a bill essentially eliminating the right of the state's public employees to unionize and bargain collectively. A wide range of speakers, including union activists, community leaders and elected officials, said that if Walker's bill and similar ones in other states pass, it will essentially mark the end of the American middle class. The rally was part of a nationwide mobilization, and many of those who braved the cold and the rain to attend mentioned that the protesters in Wisconsin itself are sleeping out in the cold and snow in weather far worse than that in San Diego.

Feb 22 Cal Solidarity Rallies with Wisconsin Labor; General Strike Call in Wisconsin (tags)

The general strike is the only effective weapon labor has to put an end to the capitalist profit motive that is the cause of all our grief. Michael Moore reports that LABOR IN WISCONSIN IS PREPARING FOR A GENERAL STRIKE! California has several solidarity rallies planned for Feb 22.

Russia's Foremost LGBT Leader in LA! (tags)

In a bid to promote the prominence of this May's Moscow Pride and thus hopefully forestall threatened repression by the authorities, Russia's foremost gay leader, Nikolai Alekseev, will tour seven U.S. cities February 26 thru March 6.

Redistricting, Open Primaries and the Challenges for Democrats (tags)

At the January 27 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, Jess Durfee, chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party and former president of the club, explained the challenges the party faces as the citizens’ redistricting commission begins work on redrawing legislative lines for the 2012 election and beyond. He also talked about California’s new open primary law, which also goes into effect in 2012 and allows members of any political party, or of no party at all, to vote in primary races, with the two top finishers from the primary running against each other in the general election even if they’re from the same political party. California’s Democratic leadership opposed both these changes, but Durfee’s presentation focused on making them work and protecting the party’s interests in this new electoral environment.

Chicano Arts Pioneer Takes On Globalization and War (tags)

Pioneering Chicano artist Malaquias Montoya was present at the creation of the Chicano rights movement in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, being one of the organizers of the Mexican American Liberation Arts Front (MALAF) who helped create the images of that movement. But he’s also involved with current social and political controversies. In his show “Globalization and War: The Aftermath,” through March 4 at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park, he takes on Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib, the U.S. government’s rationalization of torture (“softening them up for interrogation”), the growing gap between rich and poor in the U.S. and throughout the world, and other progressive themes in a bold, assertive and often brutal style derived from 20th century New York artist Ben Shahn and the Mexican muralists Orozco and Siquieros.

27 Arrests at Secret Billionaires Meeting (tags)

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA -- Today, over two thousand everyday Americans from across the country – including San Diego, Los Angeles and Organce County - converged at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, CA to protest a secret right-wing strategy meeting held by billionaires David and Charles Koch.

Joshua Napier: Singer, Songwriter, Queer Activist Brings Passion to His Music (tags)

The first thing you’ll notice when you hear Joshua Napier sing is the sheer emotion and passion he projects with his music. Napier sings with an edgy intensity that makes you identify with him and his songs. What’s more, though he’s a political activist and writes topical songs, he has the knack of the best activist songwriters of combining the personal with the political and creating pieces that reflect his beliefs instead of hitting you over the head with them. Napier is equally passionate off-stage. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised by a single mother, he was out as Gay in high school. One of the reasons he came to San Diego was to find an activist community with which he could work. Active as the membership chair of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.), he recently left that group’s board to join the board of Activist San Diego (ASD) because he wanted to work with a group that isn’t just focused on Queer issues. Catch him wherever you can — at fundraisers, coffeehouse gigs or the “Redfest” event of politically aware music he’s planning for this summer.

Pinoy Harvard grad facing deportation released (tags)

Mark Farrales, a Filipino- American detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for allegedly being an illegal immigrant has been released. According to EPCC NEWS based in Los Angeles, In a phone interview with ABS-CBN North America News Bureau, ICE said they granted a "deferred action" to Mark Farrales for one year to afford him "additional time to pursue his options." Farrales, 31, was detained at the Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster, California last October. Farrales's supporters in the Filipino-American community were happy about his release. The online petition against the deportation of Farrales was started by University of California San Diego students where Farrales is getting a doctorate degree. Filipino organizations in LA’s Historic Filipinotown joined this effort. This is the place where Farrales grew up and graduated valedictorian of his high school class.

“Know Your Rights,” Progressive Attorneys Tell Activist San Diego (tags)

Though guest of honor Ted Burke, one of 11 Midwest peace and social justice activists recently detained and harassed by the FBI, wasn't able to make Activist San Diego's November 15 meeting on law enforcement and political activism, the discussion was still compelling. Local attorneys and activists Kate Yavenditti, Frank Gormlie and Alex Landon reviewed the history of anti-Left and anti-progressive repression in San Diego and discussed what rights you have when you're stopped by law enforcement or when police officers come to your home.

HUNDREDS MARCHED FOR JUSTICE,EQUITY AND PEACE ON VETERANS DAY IN LA (tags)

The 3-mile long march began at around 10;45 Am. With the student groups like Kappa Psi Epsilon, Chi Rho , XPO, TBD, Samahang Pilipino at UCLA, Kababayan of UC Irvine. Katipunan UC Riverside, CalPoly BARKADA, FASA from CSUN, Long Beach PAC, San Marcos, Andres Bonifacio Samahan from San Diego,SDSU to mention a few leading the way. They were joined by student activist groups from Pro People Youth KMB, ANSWER-LA, BANTAY PILIPINAS-USA, EPCC, AJLPP, the EFJPP while ve veterans and widows from the Society of Guerilla and Scouts (SGS), United Filipino American Veterans (UFAV), VFP-UC Chapter, AWARE-LA, Seniors for PACE (SPACE ) rode in the vehicles. Big streamers calling for recognition, justice and equity as well as immigrant rights were very prominent. Filipino, AJLPP and KMB flags flew high and proud during the march. The youth and advocates shouted slogans all the way.

Veteran Activist Tom Hayden Speaks in San Diego (tags)

Veteran activist and former California State Senator Tom Hayden came to the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest November 4 to talk about the "Long War," a doctrine used by America's military that suggests the U.S. will be at war against militant Islam for 60 to 80 years and Afghanistan and Iraq are merely "theatres" in this war. He also talked about the recent midterm elections and the frustration of white voters, especially white men, at the failure of either the Republicans or the Democrats to improve their lives.

ON NOV.11 IN LA: MARCH FOR JUSTICE, EQUITY AND PEACE! (tags)

MARCH FOR JUSTICE, EQUITY AND PEACE! Everbody is ready for the Ninth Veterans Day Protest March next Thursday, November 11, 2010 in Los Angeles! The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) still calls on all community organizations, school and youth organizations in Southern California; advocates of justice and peace, veterans groups, widows and relatives of veterans to join the protest march to downtown Federal building on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The assembly area is at Search to Involve the Filipino Americans (SIPA), 3200 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 at 9;00 AM. The march route will be from Temple St right at Glendale to 2nd St to downtown Federal building at 300 Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The march will start at 10:30 AM.

Get Out the Vote for Stephen Whitburn! (tags)

Openly Gay County Supervisor candidate Stephen Whitburn made an impassioned plea for help in the last five days before the election at the October 28 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, of which he used to be president. Whitburn talked about the barrage of nasty hit-mail pieces Republican campaign groups are sending out against him at the last minute but also said that's an indication that they don't have a grass-roots campaign. Whitburn is seeking to become the first Democrat to serve on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 16 years.

Night with Jose Rizal, October 16 in LA (tags)

"Isang Gabi ni Rizal". Bantay Pilipinas- USA will. again venture into another ground breaking event - a multi media celebration of the heroism and artistry of the Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal on October 16, 2010 This will be held at the East West Players in the heart of Los Angeles' Little Tokyo -at the East West Players (EWP) Theater, 120 Judge Aiso St. Los Angeles, CA, 90012 "Isang Gabi ni Rizal" will feature a full reception replete with chamber music, wine table, verses from Rizal's work, exhibition of paintings by U.S. based Filipino artists, books and Rizal inspired publications and a sumptuous Filipino style light buffet.

Foundation for Change Honors Local “Changemakers” Sept. 26 (tags)

The San Diego Foundation for Change held its annual “Changemaker Celebration” Sunday, September 26 on the Prado patio in Balboa Park. Part outdoor picnic, part bazaar of social-change organizations, part fundraiser and part short commemoration, the event honored longtime local activists Larry Baza of the San Diego Democratic Club, Victor Clark-Alfaro of Tijuana’s Bi-National Center for Human Rights, and the Environmental Health Coalition and its longtime director, Diane Takvorian.

Aguirre, Frye Debate San Diego's Prop. D at Queer Democratic Club (tags)

The campaign over Proposition D — an attempt to raise the sales tax in San Diego one-half cent to avoid draconian cuts in police, fire and other city services — has made strange bedfellows. Former city attorney Mike Aguirre, an otherwise progressive Democrat, has made common cause with Right-wing talk radio hosts and anti-tax zealots in opposing the measure. He and progressive City Councilmember Donna Frye debated Prop. D at the September 23 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club — which overwhelmingly voted to endorse the measure.

A Different Kind of Tea: Some Tea Partiers May Support Pot Legalization (tags)

Proposition 19, which would legalize and tax marijuana in California, may have some unexpected supporters in the conservative tea party movement, reports Leo E. Laurence, associate editor of Zenger’s magazine and a former deputy sheriff who's campaigning for the measure as a member of the group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (L.E.A.P.).

Students Across California Mobilize to Control Marijuana Like Alcohol (tags)

Students to Rally with Yes We Cannabis Fire Truck to Sound Alarm For Prop 19

Lawless Spying in America to Obstruct First Amendment Freedoms (tags)

lawless spying

Days of Action for Bradley Manning (tags)

"On September 16-19, groups and individuals will call on the United States government to drop the charges against Army Private First Class Bradley Manning. Twenty-two year old Manning, held in solitary confinement since May, has been charged with releasing classified documents including a video that shows American troops shooting and killing Reuters journalists in 2007. (Watch the video at www.collateralmurder.com) Manning’s imprisonment has resulted in an international outcry, with groups and activists throughout the US and abroad demanding his release and calling for transparency in America’s war policies. Famed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg has called Mr. Manning, “A new hero of mine.” Act Locally! Activists should work within their communities to organize events locally during the International Days of Action. If you aren’t involved with a local group, contact your local affiliate of Veterans for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War or Code Pink, or look for activist groups in your area. Be Creative."

“Equality Nine” Marriage Rights Demonstrators to be Arraigned Sept. 30 (tags)

The “Equality Nine” — Michael Anderson, Brian Baumgardner, Sean Bohac, Felicity Bradley, Kelsey Hoffman, Mike Kennedy, Zakiya Khabir, Chuck Stemke, and Cecile Veillard — are activists with the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME) who were arrested at a sit-in outside the San Diego County Clerk's office August 19. They're scheduled for arraignment at the San Diego County Courthouse, 220 West Broadway downtown, Thursday, September 30, and they want supporters to come to the plaza outside the courthouse at noon that day to show support.

Openly Gay Democrat Runs for San Diego County Supervisor, Bucks GOP Trend (tags)

Openly Gay Democrat Stephen Whitburn is challenging 16-year incumbent Republican Ron Roberts for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. In what's expected to be a “Republican year,” Whitburn is hoping voter disgust with ALL incumbents will boost his campaign. He's already won the endorsement of the San Diego Firefighters' Union — who backed Roberts in all his previous campaigns — largely because the all-Republican Board, out of partisan distaste for the Obama administration, turned down federal stimulus money that could have upgraded the county's ability to deal with San Diego's endemic wildfires.

WTC,9/11,ICTS International,NY Mosque:Netherlands Geert Wilders,Barack Obama Declare 9/11 (tags)

And why was WSJ reporter and Israeli-American, Daniel Pearl, not investigating Richard Reid the shoe bomber's visit to Israel instead of Pakistan ? Did Asra's former Wall Street Journal colleague , Daniel Pearl, know that his own Israel and Israelis of ICTS International,(that also 'guarded' Logan Airport in Boston on 9/11),had allowed and if fact aided Richard Reid to fly to Israel on El Al pre 9/11 to visit Hamas just as they would later facilitate his boarding of a flight from DeGualle Airport,Paris to the U.S. shortly after 9/11 !?

BANTAY PILIPINAS FORMED IN CALIFORNIA (tags)

The Manila based BANTAY PILIPINAS, a cybernet group that advocated for free, clean and honest elections in the Philippines last May 10 presidential elections - formed the Steering Committee of its LA project last August 15, 2010. In a collective decision to continue the tasks of BANTAY PILIPINAS not only as an election watch dog but also as the premier advocate of good governance and anti graft and corruption campaign in the Philippines - individuals and groups banded together and formed a steering committee in Los Angeles.

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.

Pride Rally Reveals Queer Community’s Divisions Over Obama (tags)

The July 16 San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender pride rally, which opened the city's weekend of Pride events, revealed the deep-seated divisions within the Queer community over President Obama and the proper way of organizing. Stuart Milk, nephew of Queer martyr Harvey Milk, said he'd attended a meeting at the White House at which Obama endorsed virtually the entire agenda of the Queer rights movement — but Fresno-based activist Robin McGehee said that doesn't matter. McGehee and San Diego Transgender activist Autumn Sandeen, who joined together for a direct-action campaign against the White House over Obama's failure to seek repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that keeps openly Queer people from serving in the U.S. military, said that the Queer community should use nonviolent civil disobedience to confront Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate majority leader Harry Reid and other Democratic politicians who aren't delivering on their promises to the Queer community.

Queer Democrats Back State Party on Redistricting (tags)

Choosing the interests of party over voters, the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club overwhelmingly voted at their July 22 meeting to support the state Democratic Party's attempt to destroy the legislative redistricting commission before it even has a chance to meet, and return to the old, corrupt system under which legislators get to draw their own district lines, thereby preserving incumbents and eliminating any real competition for legislative seats.

WIKILEAKS needs every thinking person's SUPPORT please (tags)

check out http://www.democracynow.org/ for recent interviews with WIKIPEDIA's spokesperson. The questions and answers are clear, pertinent, informative and more than mass media ever gives us.

Democrat Boxer Opposes Prop 19; P&F Feinland Supports Prop 19 (tags)

Democrats Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, Attorney General and candidate for Governor Jerry Brown and Democrat Obama's drug czar Gil Kerlikowski oppose Proposition 19 while all Peace & Freedom Party and its candidate for US Senate Marsha Feinland and Green Party candidates support Prop 19 which ends the prohibition on marijuana, thus ending the police state and its prison-concentration camp system. Are you still registered Democrat?

JUSTICE FOR FILIPINO AMERICAN VETERANS (JFAV) MEET W/ Congressman Bob Filner Share (tags)

A group of Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) met with Congressman Bob Filner, ( D-51st District) ,head of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs in a legislative visit in his Chula Vista office today at 9:00 AM, July 09, 2010. The San Diego and Los Angeles group headed by JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia and San Diego JFAV representation met with Congressman Filner and his Filipino deputy Manny Doria for fifteen minutes. The JFAV organization updated Rep. Filner on the present situation of 16,000 Filipino veterans who were denied of their lump sum claims by the Department of Veterans Affair (DVA). Rep. Filner acknowledged that they did not expect that more than 41,000 Filipino World War II veterans will apply for claims. They ( US Congress) only provided for 18,000 Filipino veterans.

JFAV PURSUES LOBBY/ CASE VS DVA ON DENIED CLAIMS (tags)

Members of the Justice for Filipino-American Veterans (JFAV) and the Migrant Heritage Commission met with Congressman Bob Filner (D-CA) this morning in an effort to revive the lobby for full equity. Art Garcia, National Coordinator for JFAV says Filner, a staunch advocate for the Filipino veterans, is sympathetic to the 16,000 veterans whose claims lump sum claims were denied.

‘8: The Mormon Proposition”: Two Movies in One (tags)

Director Reed Cowan’s film “8: The Mormon Proposition” is really two movies in one. It’s an exposé of the Mormon church’s role in passing California’s same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8, at the polls in November 2008 and also a stunning tale of how a church that has institutionalized anti-Queer bigotry wreaks its vengeance against hapless Queer youth from Mormon families who, as part of their belief system, feel duty-bound to drive out their Queer kids and abandon them to homelessness, drug use, prostitution or suicide.

Blood on the Border (tags)

Today in the United States, under the Democratic administration of Barack Obama, xenophobic and racist violence is escalating. The criminal agents of the Border Patrol have reached the point of killing in cold blood, before the eyes of hundreds of witnesses. On May 28, construction worker Anastasio Hernández Rojas was beaten to death by some 20 agents of the U.S. Border Patrol. Then on June 7 in Ciudad Juárez, across the river from El Paso, Border Patrol agents fired into a group of youths on the Mexican side of of the border, murdering 14-year-old Adrián Hernández with a shot to the head. These crimes are part of a policy of racist repression looking for scapegoats, typified by the legalization of xeonophobia and police use of racial profiling in Arizona’s SB 1070 law. But while Obama criticize the law, “Obama, listen, we are in the struggle,” his thugs are killing on the border. It is an illusion to think that the commander in chief of U.S. imperialism, or his counterpart and semi-colonial underling, Mexican president Felipe Calderón, will defend the workers. It is necessary to mobilize the power of the working class to defend immigrants.

San Diego’s Queer Democrats Discuss Election Aftermath (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club heard from three local experts — San Diego County Democratic Party chair Jess Durfee, San Diego CityBeat editor David Rolland and political consultant Jennifer Tierney — on the aftermath of the June 8 primary election at their regular meeting June 24. The discussion centered mainly on how Democratic candidates like state gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown and local City Council candidate Howard Wayne can overcome the vast advantage of Republican money — and, in Brown's case, the multi-billion dollar personal fortune of his opponent, Meg Whitman. The club also took a position against SB 1070, the controversial anti-immigrant law recently passed by the Arizona state legislature.

200,000 march in Arizona (tags)

Report from the protest in Arizona

ARIZONA MARCH GATHERS 50,000 VS SB 1070 (tags)

Que queremos? Legalización! Cuando? Ahora!” “Hey hey, ho ho, SB 1070 has got to go!” Over 50,000 people marched through the streets of Phoenix, Ariz., May 29 to demand an end to SB 1070 and all other racist attacks on immigrants. The national protest marched more than five miles in 100-degree heat to the steps of the state capitol. The action was coordinated with marches and demonstrations in several cities across the United States and in Mexico City. The Party for Socialism and Liberation worked with the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) to organize two buses of dedicated activists to travel from the Los Angeles area to the national demonstration in Phoenix. Other organizations in the contingent included Vamos Unidos USA, AF3IRM, the Alliance-Philippines and KmB Pro-People Youth. The PSL also helped bring a 70-car caravan from San Diego, and PSL members in Phoenix held a preparatory meeting and passed out thousands of flyers to help build the march at ground zero. The huge outpouring of support for immigrants came mostly from workers in Arizona. But large delegations came not only from California but also Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Texas. Erica Maceda, who traveled on the buses from Los Angeles, said : “I am traveling to Arizona to fight for immigrant rights because the attack on immigrants there is an attack on all people. No human being can be considered ‘illegal.’” Protesters gathered in the morning outside a local park for an opening rally and ceremonial Indigenous dancing. Speakers denounced Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for their blatant racism and xenophobic attacks on immigrant workers. As the march made its way through Phoenix, PSL members gathered hundreds of signatures supporting full rights for all immigrants. When asked at the opening rally why he decided to attend, Max Martinez of Phoenix said “Because SB 1070 is racist and wrong. No one with any sense contemplates whether or not white supremacy is wrong.” Martinez, a 20-year-old student, explained that he has been stopped by police and asked for proof of citizenship more times than he can count, despite being born in a local Phoenix hospital. ‘SB 1070 has got to go!’ ANSWER and the PSL led a militant contingent of hundreds of protesters chanting slogans. Protesters carried signs that read “Defeat SB 1070 in the streets!” and “Unity against racism: Full rights for immigrants!” The march ended with a rally at the Capitol building in downtown Phoenix. Initiated by Puente, an Arizona-based immigrant rights organization, and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, the demonstration was multinational and pointed to a high degree of class-consciousness and solidarity among workers from all sectors of society. It exposed the myth of the right wing that Arizona monolithically supports SB 1070. Tens of thousands of people, who represent hundreds of thousands more, hit the streets under difficult conditions and with a massive police presence trying to intimidate them. Rally speakers included local politicians and community leaders as well as Richard Trumka, leader of the AFL-CIO. The message from the stage was one of workers’ unity and the need to put a stop to the divide-and-conquer tactics employed by the enemies of poor and working people. The national march to stop SB 1070 was a truly historic day in the growing movement for immigrant rights. It also marked a major step forward in the struggle against racism.

“Innocents Abroad” Trek from San Diego to Gaza (tags)

When Larry Hampshire, Faith Attaguile and Hany El-Saldany signed on with an international convoy bringing supplies and vehicles to the people of the occupied Palestinian province of Gaza, they had so little insight into what they were getting into that they called their program “Innocents Abroad” when they reported on their experience to the Peace and Democracy Action Group of the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest May 6. They faced opposition mostly from the government of Egypt — including a police riot, the confiscation of their passports and the arrest of seven members — but they also had strong support from the people in the countries they went through, especially in the Middle East (Turkey, Syria, Jordan). Their presentation sparked a wide-ranging discussion about the prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian peace and whether the so-called “two-state solution” (a separate Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza next to Israel) is still practical or desirable.

In the Streets for Human Rights: A People Without Borders (tags)

The recent immigrant rights demonstration in San Diego May 1 was inspiring, but a real solution to the immigration question will come only when we can disenthrall the American people from hateful corporate propaganda that pits disadvantaged groups against each other and convinces millions of Americans that their economic and social problems are caused by people below them, not people above. So-called “illegal” immigrants are just another in the long line of scapegoats corporate and Right-wing propagandists invoke to keep people confused and lead them to challenge each other instead of their corporate overlords.

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.

The Chicago Conspiracy West Coast Tour 2010 (tags)

Social struggles, reclamation, occupation, and combatant youth culture in Chile. Film showing, photo exhibit, and discussion in LA in early May

Over 50 Attend Whitburn Fundraiser in Hillcrest March 28 (tags)

Stephen Whitburn, openly Gay candidate for the Fourth Supervisorial District in San Diego County, held a fundraiser for his campaign Sunday, March 28 at the Bamboo Lounge in Hillcrest. Despite vicious attacks from supposedly “progressive” media outlets in both the straight and Queer communities, the event was a success, drawing more than 50 people who roared their support for Whitburn's opposition to the proposed Merriam Mountains development — a plan to blast off the tops of mountains to build houses on them — and the practice of Supervisors to accept gifts from individuals, organizations and corporations who directly benefit from the Board's decisions.

March 4 Thousands Rally in San Diego Against Education Cuts (tags)

About 1,000 students and faculty gathered at a March 4 rally against education cuts at San Diego State University in California. A similar number of people demonstrated at the University of California, San Diego. A subsequent demonstration in downtown San Diego drew several thousand.

Racism and anti-Semitism in the UC System (tags)

Even the governator noticed

Witness to Police Misconduct Speaks to ACLU (tags)

Chris Carlino spoke at the annual meeting of the San Diego chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) February 18 and relived her experience being pepper-sprayed by an abusive sheriff's deputy at a fundraiser for Congressional candidate Francine Busby eight months earlier. Her attorney, Mike Marrinan, and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse director Beth Givens also spoke at the meeting, and San Diego ACLU staff attorney David Blair-Loy laid out the group's local legal agenda.

Queer Democrats Split on 79th Assembly District Race (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club revealed itself dramatically split in the Democratic primary race for the 79th Assembly District. City Council president Ben Hueso is running a classic “insider” campaign, relying on major endorsements and fundraising clout. His principal challenger, Sweetwater Union High School District board member Pearl Quiñones, is seeking the office in a progressive grass-roots campaign in the tradition of Assemblymember Lori Saldaña (who endorses her) and City Councilmember Donna Frye. The club was unable to reach the 60 percent threshold needed for an endorsement, and ultimately voted to rate both candidates “acceptable.”

People's CORE Successfully Ends Relief and Fund Drive (tags)

People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment with co-organizer Alliance Philippines, Los Angeles, ended its relief and fund drive to help the victims of the back to back floods that deluged the Philippines in October-November, 2009. Final Report The campaign which was launched on September 21, 2009 ended on December 31, 2009. The Relief and Fund Drive in Southern California and the Bay Area received a total donation of $6,469.43. The financial aid and 174 “Balikbayan” boxes of used and brand new clothing, shoes, canned goods and medicines were sent to the Philippine-based non-profit organization, AKAP (Ang Kalusugan para sa Pinoy) for assistance to the flood victims.

Fernando Lopez: Marriage Equality Activist Looks to the Future (tags)

San Diego marriage equality activist Fernando Lopez discusses his own relationship history, his involvement with Marriage Equality USA, the heartbreak of the Proposition 8 defeat and his own critique of the No on 8 strategy, the current Perry v. Schwarzenegger case and his outlook for the future of same-sex marriage in the U.S. A longer version of the interview published in the February-March 2010 issue of Zenger's Newsmagazine.

Pride Goeth Before a Fall (tags)

The current controversy over San Diego LGBT Pride is not only jeopardizing the future of the Pride events and potentially pitting board members against community volunteers in a potentially ruinous conflict, it's also opening doors for a real reconsideration of how Pride should be run and what its purpose should be. The author argues for an end to the self-perpetuating board of directors that currently runs Pride, a membership organization made up of volunteers and contributors, and a rethinking of the Pride events to emphasize community outreach and a celebration of Pride's liberationist origins as well as moneymaking and entertainment.

Remarks by Richard L. Trumka, President, AFL-CIO, National Press Club, Washington, DC (tags)

Our economy does not work without good jobs, so we must take action now to restore workers' voices in America. The systematic silencing of American workers by denying our right to form unions is at the heart of the disappearance of good jobs in America. We must pass the Employee Free Choice Act so that workers can have the chance to turn bad jobs into good jobs, and so we can reduce the inequality which is undermining our prospects for stable economic growth. And we must do it now—not next year, not even this summer. Now.

GeoEngineering: The Great and Mighty Oz (tags)

World leaders have given scientists the green light to experiment with global climate modification. Planetary aerosol spraying is just one of the schemes they propose, yet millions world-wide say that aerosol spraying is already deployed in our skies. Scientists will be meeting in San Diego, where protestors are sure to be.

Foundation for Change Focuses Grants on Immigration, Border Issues (tags)

The San Diego Foundation for Change held its holiday party December 20 and introduced a number of grant recipients as well as an overall theme to their activities this year. They’re focusing on issues relating to immigration and/or the border, doing outreach to immigrants on human rights, health care, personal autonomy (especially for women) and sexual health. They're also working on media outreach projects to improve local coverage of immigrants and teach the immigrants themselves that they shouldn't believe everything they read in the corporate media.

Walter G. Meyer: Queer Youth Novel “Rounding Third” Is About More than Baseball (tags)

Queer author Walter G.Meyer has written a remarkable first novel, “Rounding Third.” At base it's a story of two middle American Gay teens who meet each other on the high-school baseball team in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. But it’s also an intensely moving, often heart-rending tale of the terror under which Queer youth still grow up as well as the often surprising sources of support they find as they struggle with their identities. And, lest readers think this is a problem that we’ve grown beyond as a society, Meyer inserts modern communications technology — the Internet, cell phones, texting and iPods — to make sure readers know these are live issues in 2010 and not dimly remembered horrors of the 1950’s or 1970’s.

Kevin Cooper: Victimized by American Injustice (tags)

an innocent man on death row

MMJ Patients are not narcotics offenders! (tags)

After having charges of possession of 98 plants and 1.72 lbs of processed marijuana reversed, Mr. Archer requested that he not be ordered to register under 11590 was granted.

Parents of LGBT individuals needed for anonymous research study (tags)

I am looking for parents of LGBT individuals needed to participate in an anonymous research study, located online at: http://www.genderstudy.info.

Raging for 16 Days and Renewing Our Commitment to 365 Days of Activism (tags)

AF3IRM/GABNet/Mariposa Alliance Statement on Human Rights Day:

Southern California: First Cop on Trial for Murder in History of State Is Headed Your Way (tags)

In the words of the late great Harvey Milk*, I'm here to recruit you. The trial of Johannes Mehserle is about to head your way and the time is now for Southern California social justice and media activists to start getting ready.

The tax that no one is talking about! (tags)

The tax that no one is talking about!

Fred Phelps Brings Road Show of Hate to San Diego; 500 Protest Against Him (tags)

Fred Phelps, founder and pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas and a man so far on the fringes of the radical religious Right even the late Rev. Jerry Falwell called him “a certified nut,” brought his nationwide road show of hate to San Diego the weekend of October 16-18. Along with a number of synagogues and Jewish community groups, one of his picketing targets was San Diego High School for its alleged tolerance and acceptance of Queer students. A counter-protest drew 500 people as opposed to the 10 or so Westboro Baptist Church members on the opposite side of Park Boulevard from the school.

Queer Democrats Endorse Alvarez, Wayne for City Council (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club took two different tacks in its endorsements in City Council races at its regular meeting October 22. In District 6 they endorsed veteran politician Howard Wayne over Steve Hadley, chief of staff to incumbent Councilmember Donna Frye. In District 8 they endorsed the grass-roots Latino candidate, David Alvarez, over two better connected candidates from established local Latino political families: Felipe Hueso, older brother of incumbent Councilmember Ben Hueso; and Nick Inzunza, uncle of former Councilmember Ralph Inzunza.

Béla Dornon: Queer Photographer Seeks to Document California’s Same-Sex Marriages (tags)

Photographer Béla Dornon calls them the “142 Days” — from June 15, 2008, when the California Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriages to be legally recognized took effect, to November 4, 2008, when the passage of Proposition 8 took that right away again. He’s responded to his anger by starting a project to document every same-sex marriage that took place in California during that time, exhibit as many images of happy same-sex couples as he legally can, and thereby counter the Right-wing hate propaganda used to pass measures like Proposition 8.

Physician and Six Activists Are Arrested At CIGNA's Glendale, CA Offices (tags)

Public Option Protests Go National Invoking Arrests at Health Care Giants

“Voices of Honor” Tour Challenges “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (tags)

O.K., so maybe you're a hard-core peacenik who wouldn't dream of joining the military or of supporting anyone who would. You should still care about the continued exclusion of open Queer people from the U.S. military under the so-called “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Not only is the policy unjust and discriminatory on its face, it's also disproportionately enforced against women and people of color — so in practice it's racist and sexist as well as homophobic. “Voices of Honor” was a national tour which wrapped up in San Diego September 30 that featured five military veterans talking about the personal strains of living under “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

The UD Shuffle | Not Like Perry Mason (tags)

If you are representing yourself in unlawful detainer, imagine an episode where Perry isn’t familiar with the rules, the judge hates him and Hamilton Burger has a perfect record. If you truly want to save your tenancy, the business decision you make to defend your eviction should include an allocation of funds to hire a tenant lawyer.

Marriage Equality Follies (tags)

The split between California's two leading statewide Queer equality groups, the Courage Campaign and Equality California, over whether to seek the repeal of the anti-marriage Proposition 8 in 2010 or 2012 is criminally stupid and a disaster for the Queer community. The Courage Campaign is energetically moving to create “facts on the ground” to force the rest of the community to join it in a premature push for a 2010 ballot initiative that will almost certainly lose. A later initiative would give the community more time to organize and build support — but a unified effort for 2010 would be better than a continued division that might produce not one, but two, losing initiative campaigns.

Law School Discusses Medical Marijuana in Wake of County Raids (tags)

One week after San Diego police officers, sheriff’s deputies and federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents raided 14 medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego County, the National Lawyers’ Guild chapters of California Western and Thomas Jefferson Schools of Law held a forum on the medical marijuana issue at Cal Western. Among the speakers were Gerald Singleton, attorney representing many of the people arrested in these and previous raids against medical marijuana providers; Dion Markgraaf, local activist who's been prosecuted four times for helping medical users obtain marijuana; and Alex Kreit, attorney and law professor who's been involved in medical marijuana issues. They particularly discussed the hard line against medical marijuana taken by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and attorney general Bonnie Dumanis.

39th Anniversary of the Chicano Moratorium: "Still Here, Still A Force" (tags)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

EAST LOS ANGELES--Thirty-nine years ago, a statewide series of demonstrations by Chicanos and Chicanas against the wars in Southeast Asia culminated in a police riot and the assassination of Los Angeles Times and KMEX journalist Rubén Salazar. Today, members of the Chicanx community and activists of all stripes commemorated the day's fateful events with music, poetry, teatro, and speakers.

Former Obama Adviser Attacks Him at Freedom Awards (tags)

Steve Hildebrand has been described as Barack Obama's closest Gay friend and the person he listens to on Gay issues, but at the August 22 Freedom Awards, the main fundraiser for the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, he bluntly said, “The problem is Obama isn’t listening enough.” At the event, Hildebrand delivered a slashing attack on Obama and the Democrats in Congress -- both the so-called “Blue Dogs” in the House and the “moderates” in the Senate, as well as leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid who are letting them get away with hijacking Obama’s agenda and pushing him to the Right. Hildebrand predicted that the Democrats will lose their Congressional majority if they continue to tack Rightward and fail to do the things they were elected to do.

Congressmember Davis Speaks at Orderly Town-Hall Meeting (tags)

Elsewhere in the country Democratic Congressmembers are being heckled and sometimes driven off the stage when they try to hold town-hall meetings to explain the health-care reform bill the House is currently debating. Not in San Diego August 11, where Congressmember Susan Davis was able to hold a meeting in peace and discuss the issue in a polite, civil manner. This was largely due to the strategy of the sponsoring organization, the Hillcrest Town Council, which admitted their own members and Hillcrest residents first -- thereby assuring Davis a mostly liberal audience that wouldn't try to disrupt her meeting.

David Crowe: Canadian Activist Organizes Alternative AIDS Conference (tags)

David Crowe, head of Rethinking AIDS and the Alberta Reappraising AIDS Society in Canada, has been active for over a decade in the alternative AIDS movement, which challenges conventional wisdom and its claim that the cause of AIDS is a single virus and highly toxic antiviral medications are the only legitimate way to treat it. In the first part of a two-part interview, he discusses why HIV antibody test results are ambiguous, HIV has never been proven to exist as a virus and the dangers of the meds. He's organizing an international conference in Oakland in early November where scientists and activists will discuss these ideas and their implications.

Judge orders $1 Million bail for Mission Hospital EMT accused of raping patient (tags)

Authorities said the 31-year-old female victim was taken by ambulance to Mission Hospital just after midnight on Feb. 21. While being treated at the hospital, the woman told authorities she was raped but was unable to resist

SAME Meeting Challenges Queer Establishment, Democratic Party (tags)

The San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME) hosted a meeting at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center June 23 that was billed as a response to Proposition 8 and a discussion of the future of marriage equality in California — but it also turned into a radical response to the Queer establishment in general and the Courage Campaign in particular. Lesbian activist Robin Tyler, who was one of the lead plaintiffs in the suit that briefly won marriage rights for same-sex couples in California, criticized the strategies and tactics of the Courage Campaign and denounced the Democratic party as having screwed over Queer people for 35 to 40 years, She called for the Queer community to cut ties with the Democrats once and for all.

Don’t Rush Back to the Ballot on Marriage (tags)

The Queer community in California is asking itself the wrong question in the current debate over whether to try to repeal Proposition 8 at the ballot box in 2010 or 2012. Either date is too early, Mark Gabrish Conlan argues in this editorial from the July 2009 Zenger’s Newsmagazine. Rather than launch a premature initiative drive we will likely lose, organizing around this issue needs to occur outside the electoral process and take the form of nonviolent direct action and public education efforts to convince a majority of Californians that denying legal marriage to same-sex couples is an intolerable form of discrimination.

One and One-Half Class Citizen (tags)

The California Supreme Court decision on May 26 upholding the validity of Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage voters approved in last November’s election, but also ruling that the estimated 18,000 same-sex marriages in California between June 15 and November 4, 2008 were still legal, left the same-sex couples who got married in time (including this author) in an anomalous position. We can’t really call ourselves second-class citizens because our marriages are still in force, but we can’t call ourselves first-class citizens either because other couples with love and mutual commitment equal to our own can no longer follow suit. In a sense, the voters and the courts have granted us “special rights” we neither wanted nor expected.

Over 70 Activists Stage Marriage Equality Sit-in at S.D. County Clerk’s Office (tags)

Over 70 marriage equality activists occupied the office of the San Diego County Clerk Wednesday, May 27 as a protest against the California Supreme Court’s ruling that Proposition 8, which restricts marriage in California to one man and one woman, is constitutional. Michael Anderson and Brian Baumgardner led the action by demanding a marriage license, and other Queer couples followed suit. The event ended peacefully, with no arrests, when the crowd dispersed an hour after the official closing time of the building.

San José Police Department Targets Latinos, Photo Survey Shows (tags)

Photographic documentation of 14 daytime vehicle stops per hour within a 4-block section of Santa Clara Street during Cinco de Mayo celebrations substantiates a deliberate policy of targeting Latinos by the San José Police Department. Only a citizen police review board can represent a broad range of community interests and ensure police accountability.

“Outrage”: Exposing Hypocrisy or Perpetrating It? (tags)

“Outrage,” Kirby Dick’s new documentary on the practice of “outing” closeted Queer politicians who take positions in opposition to the mainstream Queer community’s political agenda, is an old-fashioned morality play in which the heroes are the activists and journalists who “out” such people and the villains are the politicians themselves and the mainstream corporate media which refuse to cover the issue. But the “outers” can also be seen as political enforcers of a liberal-Left orthodoxy that ignores both the political and the sexual diversity of the Queer community.

US escalates threats against Pakistan (tags)

US escalates threats against Pakistan

San Diego Hosts Meeting on Same-Sex Marriage Equality (tags)

The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center hosted a town-hall meeting April 2 to discuss the future of marriage equality in the wake of the upcoming California Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in the state. Speakers included Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, other professionals and grass-roots activists like Fernando Lopez, whose group is organizing people to go talk to individuals one-on-one to make them aware of how Queer people suffer from not having access to civil marriage.

Iraq puppet government prepares to execute hundreds of gays (tags)

Iraq puppet government prepares to execute hundreds of gays

GABNET LA'S 6TH ANNUAL POLITICAL FASHION SHOW (tags)

OVER 300 PEOPLE ATTEND GABNET LA'S 6TH ANNUAL POLITICAL FASHION SHOW AND COMMIT TO DEFENDING WOMEN'S RIGHTS!

BREAKING: June Reyno: Foreclosed and Evicted, Reoccupies Home (tags)

San Diego Homeowner June Reyno has reoccupied her home after being forcibly evicted by sheriffs this morning around 7:00 am.

America loses 23,000 jobs every day (tags)

America loses 23,000 jobs every day

Over 500 Turn Out for Marriage Equality Demonstration (tags)

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and his Lesbian daughter Lisa (pictured) led off the San Diego installment of "March Forth on March Fourth," a series of rallies and demonstrations held statewide on the eve of the California Supreme Court's oral hearings on the legal challenges to Proposition 8. Mayor Sanders endorsed same-sex marriage equality last year after deciding he couldn't tell his daughter that her relationship was less important than his.

Sat: Vigil Protest Outside Israeli Dance Performance at UCLA (tags)

As part of a growing international cultural boycott movement, 8 Los Angeles groups, including Jewish organizations, will protest a performance of the Batsheva Dance Company of Israel Saturday night, February 28th, at UCLA. Los Angeles is near the end of Batsheva’s tour and they have faced protests all across the country, including in San Diego on February 26.

Medical Marijuana Caregiver Convicted of Drug Dealing (tags)

Until May 28, 2008 John Ottombrino was just another yoga and massage teacher, giving lessons and alternative health information from his home in Kearny Mesa. Then police broke in his door and arrested him for cultivation of marijuana and possession with intent to sell. Though he was growing it for three medical marijuana patients and had letters from their doctors proving it, the cops ignored that evidence — and so did the judge at his trial, who wouldn't let him introduce evidence that he was providing caregiving services for his clients.

FILAMS DEMANDS FULL RECOGNITION AND EQUITY (tags)

The Filipino American community marked the 63rd Anniversary of the unjust Recission Act of 1946 last Feb 18, 2009 with different kinds of protests all over the United States. The protests is in contrasts to other organizations like the ACFV and NAFFAA who called for celebrations and gratitude to the US and Philippine governments for the long delayed benefits. * In San Francisco, two hundred vets, students, widows, teachers and activists gathered in two separate events on Feb. 17 and Feb 18 to mark the 63rd anniversary of the Rescission Act with protest, amidst celebration by the mendicant Philippine government and some pro- lump sum organizations in the US. * In Los Angeles, more than a hundred veterans, widows and advocates gathered at the Veterans Memorial monument at Lake Street Park n February 18th.

San Diego ACLU Addresses Repressive Ballot Initiatives (tags)

The San Diego chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) held its annual membership meeting February 13 and gave over the program to Delores Jacobs of the San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center and Vince Hall of Planned Parenthood to discuss the long-term implications of Propositions 4 and 8 on last year's ballot. The measures attacked women's reproductive choice and Queer rights, respectively, and Jacobs and Hall noted that the radical Right uses proposals like these not only to gain membership and contributions but to drain the coffers of progressive organizations so they have less money to provide services to women and Queers.

S.D. Cracks Down on Medical Pot as Feds Loosen Up (tags)

Don Duncan, California statewide director of the national medical-marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA), came to San Diego February 10 to tell local members that the outlook for medical marijuana is good. He pointed to a policy statement from a spokesperson for President Obama that said the federal government will stop using its police power to interfere with state medical marijuana laws. But that was cold comfort to many of the people in the room, especially those targeted by a flurry of raids in San Diego in the first week of February.

Obama’s Campaign Promises and the Laws of Capitalism (tags)

Throughout his campaign, Obama made repeated overtures to working people. He talked about job creation, a tax cut for the middle class, health care, education, the rescinding of the lavish tax cuts for the rich, clean energy, facilitating unionization, and the elimination of the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy for gays in the military. One got the distinct impression when he was campaigning that Obama was oriented to helping ordinary working people, who are now struggling to pay their bills, not the rich.

ENVIRONMENTALIST'S 22 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE "CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT" (tags)

Lansing, MI - The North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office (NAELFPO) responded today to the nearly 22-year sentence handed to environmental activist Marie Mason, calling it "cruel and unusual punishment."

Resisting Foreclosure and Eviction: June Reyno, Fighting Back to Save Her Home (tags)

June Reyno who has lived in her home for the last 20 years could be facing eviction by San Diego County Sheriffs tomorrow morning. June is a victim of the predatory lending practice of banks. Duped into a refinance deal, which striped all the equity from her house, June is one of millions across the nations who are on the verge of losing their home.

Month-long Gaza Protests in U.S. were the Largest Ever for Palestinian Rights (tags)

In an unprecedented outpouring of popular opposition to U.S. policy supporting the Israeli invasion of Gaza, a full month of nearly continuous protests brought tens of thousands into the streets. Arab American youths mobilized as never before. Even after Israel’s troop withdrawal, advocates for the human rights of Palestinians in Gaza vowed to continue the campaign until Israel lifts its blockade on the tiny territory.

Local Residents to Protest Plans for Paramilitary Training Center in Riverside, CA (tags)

LOCAL RESIDENTS ASK: WHY WAS THIS PRIVATE PARAMILITARY FIRM APPROVED BY THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS? Protest Planned Against Procinctu Plans to Build Private Military Training Center on Tuesday, January 27 Residents Hopes to Halt Construction of "The Ranch" Inspired by Successful Battle Against Blackwater's Plans in San Diego County WHERE: Outside the Riverside County Administrative Center, at 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside CA WHEN: 8:30 to 9:30 AM, Tuesday January 27, 2009 Protest outside Riverside County Administrative Center 11:00 a.m: Protesters will move inside to express concerns to Riverside County Board of Supervisors general meeting during Oral Communication

Media Release: ELF Press Office Condemns FBI Hunt for Environmental Defenders (tags)

CALLS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT “OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY”

Is Bush's Stupidity Worthy of Death? (tags)

In his farewell address Dumb Boy "W" once again repeated the demented ruminations of the SERPENT that wants you to believe that the fabricated conflicts of religious fanatics are the principle terrorist threat while the Bush Nazis murder millions with toxic "harmless" stuff.

Pat Boone and Proposition 8 (tags)

1950's wimp-rocker Pat Boone recently published an article on the Right-wing Web site World News Daily comparing demonstrators protesting the passage of Proposition 8, which elimnated the right of same-sex couples to marry, with the terrorists who attacked hotels and religious centers in Mumbai, India. To this author, it's appropriate that Pat Boone should be expressing such bigotry and prejudice because he began his career taking advantage of bigotry and prejudice by ripping off great rock songs by African-American artists and having bigger hits with them than their creators did.

L.A. Doctor Admits HIV Only "Associated" with AIDS (tags)

Dr. Jocelyn Dee, a Los Angeles HIV/AIDS doctor who treats mostly low-income patients at the County/USC Rand Schrader clinic, went on the "How Positive Are You" podcast of Alive and Well founder Christine Maggiore and Reappraising AIDS president David Crowe — both longtime critics of the HIV/AIDS model — and in the context of discussing so-called "AIDS denialism" and its portrayal in the corporate media, Dr. Dee admitted that HIV has never been proven to cause AIDS and there is merely an "associative" relationship between the two.

First Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair: A Beginning Marker of Resistence (tags)

Saturday, December 13, 2008 LOS ANGELES - The organizers of the first annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair sent out a call for "dreamers, fighters, organizers, and rebels to come, meet, strategize, learn from each other, get books, attend workshops, participate, and join the movement." And despite the state's efforts to squelch our efforts, come they did--more than 700 people, mostly from the greater Los Angeles area, although some came from as far as San Diego, the Bay Area, Oregon, New York, and even Canada, to participate in this herstory-making event.

“No on 8” Actions, Discussions Continue (tags)

The fight against the anti-marriage Proposition 8 has lasted quite a bit longer than the election, in which the same-sex marriage ban passed by a five-point margin. Queer and allied activists are still holding demonstrations against the initiative and meeting to discuss where the fight will go next. But their discussions are stronger on building communications strategies than actually plotting a course to reverse the ballot measure.

Prop. 8 and the Triumph of Theocracy (tags)

The passage of Proposition 8 proves that many American voters are committed to a basically theocratic view of government in which THEIR moral values and commitments should rule over others. It also means the Queer community needs to do some soul-searching over why people of color and others we considered natural allies voted for 8 in greater percentages than whites did, and whether "marriage" as a term carries too much religious baggage ever to win majority support for its legal extension to same-sex couples.

20,000 People March in L.A. To Demand Overturn Prop. 8! (tags)

Over 20,000 people came from all over Southern California to unite with a single voice to demand civil rights and marriage equality. It was one of the largest--possibly the single largest--pro-LGBT rally in Los Angeles' history. The rally was initiated and led by the ANSWER Coalition and the L.A. Coalition for Equal Marriage Rights.

Right to Marry rally Nov 8 - audio montage (tags)

Five minute audio montage - sounds from the Nov 8 rally in Los Angeles against prop 8 and for the rights of all to marry (4.6 MB)

Anti-Proposition 8 Protests in San Diego (tags)

The statewide wave of protests against the passage of anti-Queer, anti-marriage, anti-family Proposition 8 hit San Diego November 7 and 8 with a nighttime rally in Balboa Park November 7 and a march from Hillcrest to North Park, through San Diego's most Queer neighborhoods, the next day.

JFAV Oct 10 Nationwide Mass Actions-Fight Racism! (tags)

Bailout the Filipino Veterans, Not the Corrupt Capitalists! No Justice, No Peace! On Friday, October 10, in Los Angeles and San Francisco,hundreds of Filipino American students, youth and veterans with their allies from AJLPP, ANSWER-LA, PCORE, SIPA,SEIU, LAANE and other groups held their rallies in front of the Federal Building in the two cities for Filipino veterans rights.

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.

San Diego Queer Democrats Endorse Beach Booze Ban (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club voted September 25 to endorse Proposition 4 on the November 4 ballot in the city of San Diego, which would make the temporary ban on alcohol consumption at city beaches permanent. Opponents have argued that the ban is an attack on individual freedom, but the club rejected that argument and instead supported beach-area residents who say the ban has improved their quality of life.

US faces the F-16s it supplied to Pakistan (tags)

US faces the F-16s it supplied to Pakistan

This Friday: Protest at ICE detention Centers (tags)

Where to protest ICE Raids: Location of detention centers in Southern California.

Targeting Immigrants - The Largest Ever US ICE Raid (tags)

Police state tactics intensify.

LA SOCIAL FORUM - REPORT BACK (tags)

Thanks to everyone who made the first LA Social Forum a success. We had over three hundred and fifty registrations the first two days and handed out 425 programs.

SuperCorridor Defeat? Don't Bet On It (tags)

The scheme remains on track.

Locals Continue Battle Against Blackwater on the Border (tags)

Blackwater Opponents Announce Two Upcoming Public Events Community Forum on Tuesday, June 10th and Wednesday, June 11th Rally Outside Front Door of Blackwater's New Site Jeremy Scahill, Renowned Author of International Bestseller "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army" Special Guest Speaker Community Groups Charge Blackwater Misused Federal Court to Muscle into Cal-Mex Border Site and Call for Facility Including Shooting Range to Be Shut-Down "No to Baghdad on the Border" New Facility 500 Yards From International Border Will Exacerbate the Potential for Increased Human and Civil Rights Violations to Both Migrants and Members of Border Communities

San Diego, June 10th - Jeremy Scahill speaks on Blackwater (tags)

Scahill will have a new presentation on Blackwater with a critique of the U.S. media, saying that the role of Blackwater as an unaccountable combat force not only abroad but in the U.S. as well is just one of many stories that aren’t being covered properly in the mainstream press.

Mon 6/9 Jeremy Scahill Returns to LA, As So-Cal Continues to Battle Blackwater on Border (tags)

As So-Cal Battles Blackwater Training Facility on Cal-Mex Border, Jeremy Scahill is VISITING LOS ANGELES for talk, discussion, and book signing for the release of the fully updated paperback edition: WHEN: MONDAY, JUNE 9TH AT 7:00 PM WHERE: Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Westminster Chapel 3300 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010 (@Berendo Street, 2 blocks west of Vermont Ave.)

May-June 2008 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

May Day 2008! ICE Massive Immigrant Raids! Immigrant Counter-Recruitment Campaign, NO to Killing!

VOTE NO on Prop 98, YES on Prop 99 (tags)

even homeowners will be distrssed if voters dont realize they have DEREGULATED our LA City Rent Control, that protects us from evictions, from arbitrary rent hikes, from owners eliminating seniors and fixed income families they 'dont like' as tenants.

Anti-War San Diego Congressional Candidate Hosts Forum (tags)

Anti-war progressive Mike Copass, challenging incumbent Democratic Congressmember Susan Davis from San Diego in the June 3 primary, held a town-hall meeting on Mother's Day, May 11, not only to promote his own candidacy but also to build opposition to continuing the Iraq occupation.

May Day revival on three fronts: labor, immigrant, and antiwar (tags)

What started on May 1, 2006 as some of the largest political demonstrations in U.S. history for immigrants' rights have in 2008 brought together three fronts -- labor, immigrant, and antiwar -- in one struggle for peace and social justice.

New Blackwater Controversy on the U.S.-Mexico Border (tags)

A proposed project run by the private military contractor Blackwater Worldwide is once again kicking up political hay on the US-Mexico border. Earlier rebuffed in its attempt to open a large training camp in the rural San Diego County community of Potrero, Blackwater now finds itself in a battle over the company's bid to open a training facility for the US Navy. Like Potrero, the latest controversy has pried open a Pandora's Box of thorny issues ranging from border relations to the Iraq war. The current dispute centers on Blackwater's plans to manage a 48-student school in San Diego County's Otay Mesa on the US-Mexico border and just down the road from US Border Patrol offices. According to Blackwater's plans, the site will offer indoor shooting instruction and simulated ship training to improve the anti-terrorist skills of naval personnel.

MARCH AND RALLY FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! (tags)

Massive mass actions for May 1 that were held in major U.S. cities was a resounding success. In scores of major cities like Los Angeles (30,000), Seattle, WA (6,000)San Francisco,( 10,000) New York, (10,000) . and Chicago (50,000), Filipino Americans immigrants and advocates joined up with their Latino immigrant allies to demand full rights and legalization for immigrants, a stop to ICE raids and deportations and workers rights during May 1 International Workers Day. Arturo P. Garcia, CDIR and AJLPP deputy national coordinator said: “while the bourgeois media tends to praise the police for “good behavior” and chide the rallyist for supposed the low-turn-out, immigrant groups were satisfied with the unity shown at the rally. For the third year in a row, after the repeal of the infamous HR 4437, the need for a comprehensive immigration reform and a pathways to citizenship was again thrust into the limelight and the national stage. It clearly shows the immigrant rights movement is alive and kicking, more united and consolidated.” Garcia added.

May Day Strike Against the War Shuts Down All U.S. West Coast Ports (tags)

On May 1, every port on the West Coast of the United States was shut down to demand an end to the U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. The historic May Day walkout by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is the first time ever that an American union has struck against a U.S. war. The union ranks defied the rulings of an arbitrator, who twice ordered them to go to work. They overcame the capitulations of the ILWU leadership, which didn't want the work stoppage in the first place, tried to water it down and cowered before the threats of legal action while waving the flag. The employers' Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) declared the May 1 port shutdown an "illegal strike." But after all the huffing and puffing from the bosses' mouthpieces, the dock workers pointed the way to defeating the imperialist war by mobilizing working-class power. In the end, it was more than a work stoppage. The dock workers' May Day strike against the war was a first step, a show of what it will take to bring down the warmongers in Washington. Their "symbolic" action was felt all the way to Iraq, where dock workers in two ports stopped work in solidarity with the ILWU. But it was only a beginning. What is needed is not only industrial action but a political offensive against the Democrats and Republicans, the partner parties of American imperialism, to build a class-struggle workers party.

DN! Blackwater on the Border (tags)

Just two months after local opposition thwarted its effort to build a massive outdoor training facility near San Diego, the private military company Blackwater USA is being accused of secretly trying to build a new one just blocks from the US-Mexico border. Blackwater received approval for the 61,000 square-foot indoor facility in Otay Mesa, California, by filing for permits using the names of two subsidiaries.

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.

Where to protest ICE Raids: Location of detention centers in So Cal. (tags)

Statewide there are about 4,000 people detained in California. Nationally the number of people currently detained is said to be 30,000.

4/25: Con. Protests New Blackwater Development Near Cal-Mex Border (tags)

“Residents of San Diego County rejected Blackwater’s proposed mercenary training facility in Potrero, and I cannot imagine that San Diegans will feel any differently about Otay Mesa,” said Congressman Filner. “The use of civilian-defense contractors is irresponsible, and should be stopped immediately. Not only are they unaccountable to the Military, the State Department and Congress; they are civilians serving in combat and combat-training. Many have been wounded or have wounded others, and yet, they are not veterans; there is no safety net when they come home. It is criminal to ask civilian men and women to perform the role of the military when they lack the support necessary to return to their civilian lives. The paramilitary-style training conducted at these facilities has no place in our backyards!”

Alarming Sensitive U.S. Government on Mexican violence (tags)

Dozens of people have been decapitated in Mexico so far this year, with heads stuck on fence posts, found in trash bags and heads being tossed onto a nightclub dance floor for all to see

San Diego Tips Decision Sparks Suit in NYC (tags)

The Starbucks decision in San Diego has spurred a lawsuit for baristas in New York.

Shameful Defeat for SOS/Minutemen in Ventura County! (tags)

The Minutemen had a hard time selling their brand of anti-human agitation in Ventura County. The Frente Contra las Redadas del Condado de Ventura successfully delivered a "stealth upper-cut" by organizing a community response to this incursion by racists from Orange, San Berdu, etc.

“Those People’ (tags)

The controversy surrounding Barack Obama and his long-time minister, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and the speed with which New York governor Elliot Spitzer was forced out of office after he was revealed to be using prostitutes, just shows how screwed-up Americans are about race and sex. Even within the Queer community, bigotry exists, as shown when a board member of a San Diego nonprofit questioned whether her agency should accept donations from the Leather community and referred to Leatherpeople as "those people."

Gore Vidal Headlines San Diego Anti-War Rally (tags)

Author Gore Vidal headlined the San Diego anti-war rally March 15 in the working-class City heights district and declared he'd be happy if either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama replaced George W. Bush as President. Other speakers including Nadia Keilani of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, were less optimistic about the political process and faulted both Democrats and Republicans for failing to confront U.S. imperialism.

Obama’s Blood and The Forbidden Truths (tags)

"The latest media furor was over videotaped remarks from Obama’s former minister, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright Jr. The bloodhounds were soon barking and snipping at Obama’s heels demanding a renunciation of the pastor’s words."

Blackwater California Bid is Withdrawn (tags)

Blackwater Worldwide dropped its plans yesterday to build a military and law enforcement training camp in East County, San Diego, ending a storm of controversy over the security contractor's presence in the county.

Three Reports on Immigration Dialogues (tags)

While I didn't meet any Minutemen in North San Diego County, I did meet many local residents who are eager to question the status quo.

Queer Marriage Advocates Launch "Decline to Sign" Drive (tags)

Faced with a well-funded campaign to permanently ban same-sex marriage in the California constitution, Queer and Queer-friendly Californians are joining forces to mount a volunteer campaign to keep marraige equality opponents from getting the signatures they need to get their initiative on the ballot at all.

"Gay Marine Porn Star" Returns to L.A. Area (tags)

Rich Merritt, whose book "Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star" caused a stir whe it was published in 2005, will be returning to the Los Angeles area Tuesday, February 12. 7:30 p.m., when he appears at A Different Light Bookstore, 8853 Santa Monica Blv’d., to promote his new novel, "Code of Conduct." Set in the early 1990's, the book is about what happened to Gays in the U.S. military when President Bill Clinton promised to end the ban on Queers in the U.S. military — and then reneged in the face of massive political pressure and agreed to the so-called "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

"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.

Veterans for Peace President on Activism and IIraq (tags)

Gil Fried, president of the San Diego chapter of Veterans for Peace, explains the purposes of his organization and the national group of which it's a part; how he drifted away from activism after Viet Nam until Bush's antics in Iraq brought him back; and the "Enough!" vigils he and others in conservative San Diego County suburbs are holding every week against the war.

Caltrans says NO to hate (tags)

If anyone wants confirmative email headers on the email that I received and posted below, send me a request using a REAL email address and I'll forward a copy.

Giving His Eyes for His Country (tags)

Arab-American Mazin al-Nashi got screwed twice by the Bush administration and the private military contractor that employed him. Recruited to work as an interpreter for Titan in Iraq, he was blinded in an attack and then systematically denied the medical care that might have saved his eyesight. Mazin and his wife Layla told their story to Activist San Diego January 14.

The Minuteman Highway (tags)

The Minutemen are “benevolently” giving back! So they think. According to LA Times’ Richard Marosi, the Minutemen were recently approved by the California Transportation Department to adopt a two mile stretch of the 5 Freeway near San Clemente, CA

Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 2 of 2) (tags)

To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (Links to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")

Students and workers protest U.C.-hired contractor (tags)

People come out to the University of California Santa Barbara campus on December 3rd to support workers who remain unpaid by a contractor hired by U.C.S.B.

McCarthy Building Contractors building new UC Berkeley vivisection lab (tags)

McCarthy Building Companies, with offices in Southern California, has plans to build a new vivisection lab in Berkeley. This would lead to a 70 percent expansion of Berkeley's Northwest Animal Facility.

JFAV SUPPORTS SERVANO FAMILY NOT TO BE DEPORTED (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) declares its unequivocal support for the Filipino couple Dr.Pedro Servano and his wife,Salvacion Capistrano not to be deported. The JFAV Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia noted that Dr,Servano is a prominent family physician in Selinsgrove, an underserved area of Pennsylvania. Salvacion,was petitioned by a Filipino veteran – Bataan defender and death march survivor,who passed away in 2006. JFAV also pointed out that the couple have stayed in the U.S, for the last 25 years and have four grown children. The JFAV, an alliance of World War II veterans, advocates, students and youth in California said that the latest decision not to detain them or deport them was a step in the right direction.

The Fires of Class (tags)

An analysis of how the recent fires in Los Angeles and San Diego counties demonstrates how much America has given up even lip service to the notion that "all men are created equal" and how this nation has evolved into an aristocratic society that judges people's intrinsic worth based on their wealth.

Independent Journalist Dahr Jamail Speaks on Iraq (tags)

Anti-war journalist Dahr Jamail spoke at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego November 15 to promote his new book, "Beyond the Green Zone," about his experiences as an unembedded reporter in Iraq over eight months from November 2003 to February 2005. His most moving stories were about the two U.S. sieges of Falloujah in April and November 2004.

L.A. Fil-Am vets rally draws over 500 (tags)

Nearly 600 students and supporters gathered to march for Filipino Veterans’ rights on Nov. 11 in Historical Filipinotown. The event, organized by the coalition group Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), was the seventh annual march aiming to raise community awareness about H.R. 1315, a bill that would grant Filipino veterans pension for their involvement in World War II. Supporters of the bill, which has yet to be approved by both the Lower House and the Senate before being signed into law by the President, are hoping that the rally will cause enough attention to the issue before Congress adjourns its session for the year on Nov. 16, or at the very least, to get an extension until December. Another bill being pushed for approval along with these benefits is the family reunification bill, which veterans would use to expedite the immigration process for family members still remaining in the Philippines.

Demand Grows For bush To Reveal Details of Plan Mexico (tags)

billions to keep the price of illegal drugs up, but not one cent for the fence....

Full Spectrum Mercenaries: Blackwater Goes to Mexico (tags)

If and when private security contractor Blackwater USA and its heavily-armed operatives are forced to pull out of Iraq as the result of the September 16th rampage in downtown Baghdad when its employees massacred up to 28 Iraqis, Mexico could be a profitable option for the North Carolina-based company.

November 2007 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest (tags)

Monthly Newsletter from National Immigrant Solidarity Network

Kalifornia Dreamin' A False Flag Fire Drill (tags)

Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer and commander of Ghost Troop, sends along a Halloween surprise for people who are spending the holiday caught up in the Web. Some will consider his hypothesis on what happened in California a trick, and some a treat. Everyone, though, will agree that his analysis sends out sparks and fuels the fire of our imagination!

10 days to No Borders Camp 2007 / 10 días a Campamento Contra Las Fronteras 2007 (tags)

The No Borders Camp 2007 is just 10 days away. Here are some ways you can still plug in, and information on how to get to the camp.

Wild Fires Burn Southern California Reservations (tags)

Saturday, October 27, 2007 : SAN DIEGO – Wildfires rampaging across Southern California have burned more than 17,200 acres of land on the Yuina, Rincon, La Jolla, San Pasqual and Pala reservations, according to Bureau of Indian Affairs official Jim Fletcher, reports Indian Country Today.

Oct 28 Noon Press Conference re Forgotten Fire Victims (tags)

Noon, Sunday, Oct. 28, Downtown Federal Building--Join us for a press conference in support of migrants, farm workers, and the people on our streets and reservations--the forgotten and invisible victims of San Diego's firestorm.

A Town Beseiged: Potrero Residents Battling Blackwater Now Suffer Ravages of Wildfire (tags)

Potrero, California, the town that has gained national attention for standing up against Blackwater Worldwide's plan to build a private military-style training camp in their pristine backcountry community east of San Diego, now faces an even more formidable force. The Harris wildfire which began outside Potrero early Sunday morning has ravaged the small rural community, where many residents remain trapped without supplies four days after the fire began.

Message to George Bush from a San Diego Evacuee (tags)

Neither the Border Patrol nor George Bush is welcome in San Diego! We’ve Suffered Enough! Message to George Bush, I believe… 1. Nature caused these fires 2. Global Warming, the most dangerous side effect of Capitalism, made them worse. 3. The lack of resources to fight these fires and which are currently being used in the imperialist war in Iraq prevented most of these fires from being extinguished expeditiously.

Bush in San Diego today Not Malibu (tags)

Bush in San Diego today Not Malibu

Worse than Katrina: Burned-up Residents Fault Officials for SD's Devastating Fires (tags)

Worse than Katrina: Burned-up Residents Fault Officials for San Diego's Devastating Fires Earlier Recommendations Ignored by Governor; Equipment, Personnel Unavailable, Undeployed, Late in Coming “It’s like Armageddon,” Jill Michaels said, after watching her home burn to the ground in the Harris fire. In the early hours of the worst fire in California history, the Michaels family received no evacuation warning and found exit routes blocked, forcing them to turn back to their home in Potrero. Now, the Michaels are among half a million evacuees who have fled four raging wildfires, the worst fire disaster in California history. Worse even than the 2003 Cedar fire, which until now held that shameful record.

LOS PRIMEROS 40 RAZONES DE DUDAR LA HISTORIA OFICIAL DEL 11 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2001 (tags)

LOS PRIMEROS 40 RAZONES DE DUDAR LA HISTORIA OFICIAL DEL 11 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2001 ... Un resúmen en sencillos puntos a enfatizar...

Locals Confront Blackwater at Their Gates as, Iraq Concludes Blackwater Committed Murder (tags)

As the Iraqi prime minister’s office determined that Blackwater USA shootings on September 16th in Baghdad was deliberate murder resulting in 17 civilian deaths, local opponents confronted Blackwater at the gates of the proposed “Blackwater West” site in Potrero, a tiny town in east San Diego county. Organizers estimated that over 300 people took part in the weekend's event, marching a mile from the rally site to the gates of Blackwater West.

Blackwater USA Faces Congress and Wrath of Tiny CA Town (tags)

As US Congress Committee on Oversight and Government holds hearings on the use of private security contractors in Iraq--including testimony from Blackwater USA Chairman Erik Prince--local opponents of Blackwater USA are planning a major rally, for the first time at the gates of the proposed Blackwater West site, on Saturday, October 6th through Sunday, October, 7th.

Join Robina Suwol at Western U.S. Pollution Prevention Conference (tags)

The Bahia Hotel, San Diego, California - October 23-25

As Blackwater Comes Under Fire in Iraq, So-Cal Turns Up Heat to Stop Blackwater West (tags)

As US Congress and Iraqi government officials probe recent killings of civilians by the notorious private contractors in Baghdad, local opponents to the expansion of Blackwater USA will stage a major rally and encampment at the gates of the proposed “Blackwater West” site in Potrero, a tiny town in east San Diego county on Saturday, October 6th - Sunday, October, 7th. The event will happen just days after Blackwater founder Erik Prince is scheduled to testify before the US Congress.

Stop Blackwater West Demo Oct. 6 & & (tags)

Encampment and Demonstration to Stop Blackwater West from building a training facility in San Diego County

La “Carta robada”. Carta del comisario Maigret y de Pepe Carvalho a sus representantes par (tags)

Las actualidades de los entornos del 11 de septiembre de 2007 de Francia y de España contienen tal abundancia de signos de privación; de la “Carta robada”, del “Paraíso Perdido”, de “Otro mundo posible”, detectado ya por Augusto Dupin en las estrategias de mediatización de su época. Los remitentes invocan la prioridad de resistir al síndrome inducido.

Report from Rod Coronado trial (tags)

After spending the court day on Monday with jury selection, the 12 person (plus one alternate) was seated Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, and opening statements were made by both prosecution and defense attorneys before Tuesday’s noon lunch break. The jury is mostly white in this conservative town with a large military population, with one African American and 4 Latino, and a seven/five gender split, with two more women than men.

Members of Black Riders Liberation Party arrested this week- They need support (tags)

At least six members of the Black Riders Liberation Party, including its leader T.A.C.O. (Take All Capitalists Out), and sisters Aryana, Nadia and Isabel, also important leaders of the party, plus one child, were arrested yesterday in two separate raids...

Protest At Mexican consulate tonight 6pm (tags)

July 20th is a national and global day of solidarity against repression and for the freedom of political prisoners in Mexico. Oaxaca and Atenco.

Death in Los Angeles hospital exposes social crisis in US (tags)

Edith Isabel Rodriguez died on May 9th while two people called the emergency services phone number, 911, frantically trying to get her medical help. She died just outside the emergency room in Los Angeles’ King-Harbor hospital after spending hours seeking treatment for a steadily worsening condition. The entire tragedy reveals the strained and unhealthy state of social relations in America today. The case received much media attention in recent weeks after the release of tape recordings of the 911 calls and a hospital video showing Rodriguez in the hours before her death—including segments showing a janitor mopping up around Rodriguez as she writhed in pain on the floor of the emergency room.

Blackwater: The Christian Right and the War on America (tags)

the civil war that england has been after for a long time now you WILL sell out america, and worship lords and kings again, or you will die

Ex Cailfornia Congressman Christopher Cox Frauds (tags)

You will see the war and ponzi scheme connected con artist Christopher 'WMDS' Cox who now heads the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission and who lied about WMDS in Iraq, as head of the House Homeland Security office, sending thousands of Americans to their deaths and perhaps hundreds of thousands of Iraqis to their deaths,now lieing outright about 'naked shorting' in order to help Beltway and far right insiders launder money with shares his SEC refuses to count or audit ! You will see Houston billionaire attorney John O'Quinn(recently in the news chasing Anna Nicole's Smith's funeral procession in hopes of getting a share of her ex petroleum millionaire husband's fortune and clashing with Howard Stern but just as sleeezy as Stern himself only richer from ripping women off in breast plant litigation,Texas tobacco litigation,etc.) who has aided this massive stock fraud as well and was attorney for such money laundering frauds as Stanford University's Endovasc 'biotech' penny stock fraud called Endovasc that has stolen money from American investors and laundered it in terorist suspect money laundering centers such as Kuala Lumpur and Dubai !

Local Soldier, Clayton G. Dunn, Killed in Iraq (tags)

On Saturday, Sgt. Dunn, 22, of Moreno Valley, and two other soldiers were killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle, while they were on patrol in Salah ad-Din province in Iraq.

US WARSHIPS ARRIVE IN ZAMBO FOR NAVAL WAR EXERCISES (tags)

Three US warships arrived here yesterday to participate in naval war exercises with the Philippine Navy, officials said. The USS Harpers Ferry from Sasebo, Japan; USS Ford from Everett, Washington; and the USS Jarett from San Diego, California arrived and anchored off Zamboanga City near the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) base early yesterday to help upgrade the Philippine Navy’s counter-terrorism capability.

Schools Should Not Be Missions for the Empire's Wars (tags)

San Diego school workers are being pressed to participate in a massive pro-war campaign disguised as a "support the troops," campaign. Educators have nothing to gain from the empire's relentless demands for cheap labor, raw materials, and social control, and neither do our kids.

Fil-Am Vets Ask VA Sec Nicholson to Resign: Group rallies in front of VA Clinic in LA (tags)

About 20 Filipino World War II veterans and their supporters rallied in front of the Veterans Affairs (VA) outpatient clinic in Los Angeles on May 8 to ask for the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs R. James Nicholson. The protest occurred after last week’s Associated Press report that said Nicholson paid bonuses of up to $33,000 to senior federal workers amidst a $1 billion shortfall in the VA budget.

JFAV US WIDE MASS ACTIONS: CALLS VA SECRETARY: RESIGN NOW! (tags)

Filipino World War II veterans, youth and students and their community supporters led by the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the ACFV in four major U.S. cities held mass actions and rallied at the VA offices in Seattle, San Francisco ( May 7), Los Angeles ( May 8) and San Diego ( May 9) and called on Veterans Affair Secretary Jim Nicholson to resign. Last May 6, during a nationwide teleconference held in Arlington Virginia on the 65 year anniversary of the fall of Corregidor Day. Key ACFV and JFAV leaders decided on a unanimous vote to call for Nicholson resignation.

The Migrant Trap, and the Migrants' Way Out: May 1, 2007 (tags)

Migrants face an impossible choice. And they've got their own humane and just answer. Is anybody listening?

Local Opposition to Blackwater West Takes Fight Statewide (tags)

Opposition to Blackwater USA's Plans for New Private Military Base Near Potrero a Tiny Rural Town East of San Diego Heats Up... Local Democratic Club Joined by Their Congressman Takes Fight Statewide Announces They Will Submit Resolution to Stop ‘Blackwater West’at California Democratic Party State Convention This Weekend in San Diego Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA), Potrero Residents, Environmentalists, and Peace Activists to Speak Out in Support of Measure Outside SD Convention Center Saturday, April 28th at 8:30AM

As Opposition to 'Blackwater West' Grows, Author of Bestseller Blackwater Tours CA (tags)

As Local Residents and Their Congressman Move to Block Plans for ‘Blackwater West’ in California, Jeremy Scahill Author of NY Times Bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army Launches Book Tour Across State April 26th – May 5th

8th Annual GWS LA Event with Sò An (tags)

Report of 8th Annual Global Women’s Strike Los Angeles Event: An Evening of Resistance & Song with Sò An, Popular Haitian activist, political prisoner & folk singer

The Proposed L.A. to Palmdale High-Speed Train (tags)

“In Tokyo they had the bullet train back in 1964--this is 2007. We’re way behind, and we have to catch up.“ – L.A. City Councilmember Tom LaBonge

Defamation lawsuit filed against Minuteman founder, other activist (tags)

By: SCOTT MARSHALL - Staff Writer

Minors Prostituted in SoCal Farm Labor Camps; Event Raises Awareness and Funds (tags)

thegluenetwork.com announces the next chapter in the fight to educate and prevent the trafficking of human beings: The Freedom Project; a benefit supporting the International Justice Mission (IJM), a human rights agency that rescues victims of violence, sexual exploitation, and slavery.

Nine criminal charges filed against Save Our State member (tags)

John Matthew Monti, from Los Angeles, and a member of Save Our State, a violent racist group linked with neo-Nazis and white supremacists, has been charged with nine criminal charges by the San Diego City Attorney's office.

freEtech2007, City Heights, Sun, Mar25, flyer (tags)

If you care about creating and sustaining a technological culture that is accessible to everyone, instead of being accessible to those who have $1500 to blow on a 4 day conference, then help us create freEtech, a free and open unconference in San Diego on March 25th, the day before eTech begins. Free Computer Classes, Workshops and Skillshares! March 25th, 10am – 4pm At the City Heights Free Skool! 4246 Wightman St, in City Heights On the corner of Van Dyke and Wightman San Diego, CA 92105 Come to freEtech, a free and open (un)conference in San Diego on March 25th, the day before eTech begins. As people who live in San Diego and care about making technology accessible and who care about supporting Do-It-Yourself culture, our group and the collectives we work with will provide the space, power, computers, projectors and internet access. We feel that emerging technology comes from rich cultural exchange, community and passion, not from corporations. If you agree, then come hang out with us and lets share ideas and eat some pizza.

Jerry Rubin Breaks Fast, Brings Scroll to Westwood (tags)

Peace activist Jerry Rubin ended his month-long anti-war hunger fast today, and displayed his 1000-foot message scroll for peace at the Westwood Federal Building. Around 100 people attended an adjoining 4th anniversary vigil.

A Review of Chalmers Johnson's Nemesis (tags)

A review of how the US is passing from a republic to tyranny

The Lord's Press Release (tags)

Heed my words and I will tell you great and hidden things you do not know. Bush Daddy says that the English made the Potato Famine happen. Lets catch the culprit soon. Then Bush Daddy said that the English Jews did it. So I reminded him that his Walker forefather was an English Jew. I've given them 72 hours to solve this. Do you think they are balking? I think their time is up 2/15/07. As for Ireland, I want to know what kind of people live there today. Was the Potato Famine a plot to uproot and supplant a population?

Minutemen Stumble, ANSWER Steps Up (tags)

Yesterday protesters in Hollywood used a confused minuteman march to take their message to the streets.

'Oscar for Peace' Anti-War Vigil and Awards Ceremony (tags)

Support Our Troops! Bring them home now, and take care of them when they get here!

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

German anti-G8 Infotour in LA? (tags)

The German anti-G8 Infotour group is doing a 22 City USA Infotour. We have been unsuccessful finding a group in LA to host us, and unless we find one immediately, we will tour from San Diego to Seattle (+ East Coast) with no LA stop. We already have promo material and posters all ready to go to make this tour easy for you to host. It would be sad to miss LA, so please write us right away! Thanks, J Germany

Servant of Rulers (tags)

Extra! Saddam was the one who banished Bush Daddy and W. Gog of the land of Magog became an issue yesterday. Do you know Gog?

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!

Stun Gun Fun is a job perk for UCLA campus cops!!! (tags)

UCLA officers allowed to use Tasers for "pain compliance"

Upcoming Events and Worldwide Direct Action in Support of Oaxaca on November 20th (tags)

"On November 20, blockades will be set up to show the Mexican government we mean business. We are calling upon YOU to join in these blockades. That could mean blockading the consulates’ websites, jamming their phone lines with calls about the conflict in Oaxaca, occupying the offices of the consuls, or shutting down the roads around the consulates in whatever way you see fit." - EZLN

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Donate in Solidarity with Oaxaca
http://elenemigocomun.net/donate

Oaxaca is calling for US to get Organized
http://elenemigocomun.net/442

Global Solidarity with Oaxaca
http://vientos.info/cml/?q=node/6340

NOV. 11, 2006 6TH VETERANS DAY PARADE IN HFT: A SUCCESS (tags)

With the slogan" “”Full Rights for All immigrants, Justice for Veterans, Now” more than 2,000 people participated last Saturday’s PCORE/JFAV Annual Veterans Day Parade and Community Health Fair in Historic Filipinotown , Los Angeles. The event started will the unveiling of the Filipino World War II Memorial Monument at the Lake Street Park. The memorial monument is a tribute of the City of Los Angeles to honor the contribution of Filipino Word War II veterans during the Second World War.

All is set for the 6th JFAV Annual Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2006 (tags)

“”Family Reunification and Veterans Equity, Now! The Historic Filipinotown is all set for the 6th JFAV Annual Veterans Day. The 6th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Community Health Fair in Historic Filipino town in Los Angeles will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2005 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.The annual community event will start with the unveiling of the Filipino World War II Memorial Monument at the Lake Street Park 227 N. Lake St. at 9:00 in the morning. The memorial monument is a tribute of the City of Los Angeles to honor the contribution of Filipino Word War II veterans during the Second World War. Invited guests are Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, federal,state and city officials. Philippine Consulate officials, Filipino veteran, community, youth and student leaders

Oaxaca Solidarity Demonstrations in the US on Friday, November 3rd (tags)

"Afuera Ulises Ruiz. El pueblo de Oaxaca pide justicia no la policia. ¡No estan solos! Nosotros apoyamos en su lucha como E.Z.L.N."

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Letter in Support of the People of Oaxaca
http://friendsofbradwill.org/supportletter

Global Solidarity with Oaxaca
http://vientos.info/cml/?q=node/5842

Oaxaca Solidarity Demonstrations in the US on Thursday, November 2nd (tags)

"The only thing worth globalizing is dissent." - Arundhati Roy

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Mexican Consulates in the U.S. & Canada
http://elenemigocomun.net/128

Call to Action Across the US Against Mexican Consulates
http://elenemigocomun.net/293

Oaxaca Solidarity Demonstrations in the US on Wednesday, November 1st (tags)

"The EZLN makes a call to the Other Campaign in México and to the north of the Río Grande so that this 1st of November of 2006 there are mobilizations wherever possible, and that streets, highways, tollbooths, bus stations, airports and all types of means of communications are closed entirely, partially or intermittently, be these closures real or symbolic."

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EZLN Call for November 1st Actions and Solidarity with Oaxaca
http://elenemigocomun.net/334

Mexican Consulates in the U.S. & Canada
http://elenemigocomun.net/128

Call to Action Across the US Against Mexican Consulates
http://elenemigocomun.net/293

Lets pretend the mythical wall will work, which it wont! (tags)

If they every build the mythical wall, and the mythical wall works, which it won't this will be the way to sneak drugs and people into the USA.

Los Angeles Mobilizes in Support of People in Oaxaca (tags)

Tension remains high in Oaxaca City as military flights continue, creating a general anxiety among residents over a possible massive crackdown against a popular movement demanding the resignation of the state’s governor. Mexico’s Attorney General’s office said it is looking into the cases of small explosions that shattered windows and glass doors at 3 different banks in Oaxaca City yesterday. A previously unknown guerrilla group claimed responsibility for the blasts, although many suspect the attacks were staged to create a pretext for an intervention by federal forces. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, a group of people is protesting in front of the Mexican Consulate, in an attempt to raise awareness about the volatile situation. (4:44 minutes and includes lede)

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.

9/11: Pathetic "Left" Disinformation (tags)

The ravings of Alexander Cockburn / CounterPunch (among others) and the Limits of Permissable Discourse Concerning 9/11

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.

Jim Gilchrist signing his book at Borders, care to protest? (tags)

He's signing his book. Chance to voice your opinion in person.

Labor Day Weekend 2006: Lists of Nationwide Immigrant Rights Marches (tags)

New Rounds of Marches For Immigrant Rights Movements!

California Legislature passes involuntary outpatient commitment bill (tags)

With bipartisan super-majority votes that stunned and dismayed mental health clients and advocates, the California Senate and Assembly passed involuntary outpatient commitment (IOC) bill AB 2357, sending the bill to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign or veto. The bill would extend Laura's Law, California's existing outpatient commitment law, by five years.

!SEGUIREMOS MARCHANDO ! - GRAN MARCHAS LABORALES (tags)

La Coalicion 25 de marzo anuncia la llamada a accion. La lucha continua por los derechos de los imigrantes y de todo trabajador, con marchas el 2 y 4 de septiembre.

TSA sends up F-16's - Terror Alert - The woman urinated on the cabin floor (tags)

The woman urinated on the cabin floor and made references to al-Qaida. So your damn right that gives the TSA and Homeland Security the right to have F-16 fighter planes shoot her airline out of the sky!

The new domestic terrorists (tags)

Article in Rolling Stone about Bush cracking down harder than ever on radical environmentalists.

'Private Police Force' to arrest "illegals." (tags)

LA CRESTA -- Fed up with what it says is a failure on the part of authorities to act on the area's illegal immigrant problem, a group purporting to be residents of the affluent, sprawling and isolated La Cresta, Tenaja and Santa Rosa communities is vowing to take matters into its own hands.

Lt. Governor Candidate: No Tunnel, No Quarry (tags)

Stewart Alexander, Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, is opposing two projects being planned for west Riverside County; a ten mile tunnel that will move traffic beneath the Cleveland National Forest and the Santa Ana Mountains, and a quarry that is being planned near the boarder of Riverside and San Diego County. Alexander says these two projects are the results of irresponsible planning that will cause long term damage to our environment and will have a negative impact on the lives of millions of Californians.

Alexander Visits Santa Barbara, Ventura (tags)

The Peace and Freedom Party Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, Stewart Alexander, continues to take his campaign to the people; recently reaching tens of thousands in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Oxnard. Alexander says, “My message is simple, give 38 million Californians a voice in government to oppose the Iraq War, reduce gasoline prices, bringing back free college education, and ending Schwarzenegger’s term in office.”

Hillary Clinton celebrates Israeli war crimes (tags)

The speech given by New York’s Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton to a rally staged by Zionist organizations Monday across from the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan amounted to a celebration of massacres and war crimes. Her remarks left no doubt that a vote for Clinton in November is a vote not only to continue the US war in Iraq, but to expand and intensify the slaughter throughout the region.

Derrick Jensen Green Scare Benefit (tags)

Fanning the Flames of Resistance A benefit for those resisting the Green Scare ...featuring Derrick Jensen

JUSTICIA Y LIBERTAD PARA TODOS!! (tags)

Para nosotros no es cuestión de si ganarémos nuestra libertad, sino cúando y cómo lo haremos. Justicia y Libertad para todos Conferencia sobre presos Mexicanos/Raza y el colonialismo Conferencia anual del Proyecto de Presos Chicano Mexicanos (CMPP) sobre los Presos Mexicanos/La Raza y el colonialismo boletín numero 2, 10 de junio, 2006 Desde 1997, el Proyecto de Presos Chicano Mexicano ha organizado su Conferencia anual sobre Presos Raza y el Colonialismo. La conferencia de este año sera organizada bajo la consigna: Justicia y Libertad para Todos. Conferencias en el pasado se han llevado acabo en San Jose, Oxnard, Riverside, y San Diego y han consistuido en discusiones, talleres, testimonios, y ponencias. La conferencia del 2006 se llevará acabo en el Centro de Acción Popular, ,esquina de las Calles 11 y Hope (425 W. 11th St.) en Los Angeles. Este 24 de junio. EL SISTEMA PENAL ES UN INSTRUMENTO PARA LA OPRESIÓN Y LA COLONIZACIÓN El Comite de Presos Chicano Mexicianos, formado en 1993 por Unión del Barrio ha sido uno de los grupos más consistentes en realizar trabajo sobre la cuestión de las prisiones y su relación al capitalismo y el colonialismo-imperialismo (tambien conocido como el Capitalismo Global). Las Conferencias del CMPP han sido organizadas en torno a los siguientes objetivos: 1. Traer claridad a la cuestión de las prisiones y el sistema penal de Estados Unidos y su papel en mantener a Mexicanos y otras nacionalidades oprimidas y colonizadas. Queremos exponer a nuestro pueblo la realidad de que la meta principal del sistema de "justicia penal" (prisiones, policias, fiscales, jueces, etc. no es llevar acabo la ley y el orden, sino es una conspiración capitalista-imperialista de utilizar el sistema de prisiones como instrumento de opresión y colonización mientras gana miles de millones de dolares por medio de la crecación de lo que se conoce hoy en día como el Complejo Penal-Industrial. 2. Crear un espacio en donde fuerzas verdaderamnete progresistas y revolucionarias puedan compartir sus perspectivas e información sobre esta cuestión de importancia máxima. Las conferencias luchan por desafiar y cambiar una situación en la cual el encarcelamiento masivo de Raza, Africanos y otras nacionalidades oprimidas se define por demagogos racista-derechistas o liberales pequeñoburgueses que no tienen ni la intención ni la habilidad para definir la verdadera naturaleza del llamado sistema penal de Estados Unidos y el Complejo Penal-Industrial. Las Conferencias del CMPP entonces sirven como voz para los mas afectados (la comunidad, la juventud, los pobres y los obreros) por el complejo penal industrial y entonces tienen mas voluntad para enfrentar su existencia. 3.Forjar una red de activistas que trabajarán en unidad y en forma ética con principios utilizando la ciencia de lucha para llevar acabo una sociedad justa, democratica y pacífica. Actualmente, las fuerzas progresistas y revolucionarias en nuestra comunidad siguen siendo una minoria extremadamente pequeña sin influencia significativa sobre el pensamiento y el actuar de la mayoria de nuestro pueblo. El CMPP cree que la creación de una red de activistas comprometidos nos ayudará a solucionar esta situación. 4. Formular estratégias y tácticas que harán más eficaz nuestra lucha. Encontrar formas de incluir la cuestión de prisiones como parte de la lucha global por los derechos humanos y la liberación nacional. Nuestro objetivo es hacer la cuestión de los presos una parte integral en la lucha por la liberación y la autodeterminación. 5. Apoyarnos unos a otros en la publicación de pamfletos, libros, boletines, y todas las demas formas de comunicación, como medio de romper el agarre que los medios de difusión capitalista-colonialistas tienen actualmente sobre las mentes de la mayoría de la gente(de todas las nacionalidades y razas) manteniendonos ignorantes de los verdaderos motivos y la existencia de leyes represivos (Proposicion 21, los "three strikes," HR4037, etc) y el complejo preso industrial. EL ENFOQUE DE LA CONFERENCIA SERA COMPARTIR, APRENDER Y UNIRNOS La conferencia de este año Sobre los Presos de la Raza y el Colonialismo tomará la forma de una discusión de mesa redonda. La discusión se enfocará en: 1. La cuestión de las prisiones y su relacion con la lucha total por al liberación del pueblo mexicano. 2. La violencia prisionera, con un enfoque especial sobre la situación entre mexicanos y africanos, y como este asunto se desenvuelve en las calles y en la comunidad y sabotea la unidad necesaria para avanzar la lucha en contra de todas las formas de opresión. y la liberación de nuestras comunidades. La continuación del trabajo de construcción de una red de activistas y como crear un plan de acción basado en la ciencia (estratégias y tácticas comprobadas) y la unidad con principio. 4. La importancia de la juventud y la mujer en nuestra lucha contra el Complejo Penal Industrial La discusión de mesa redonda tendrá un facilitador, un ponente principal, y un secretario/relator. El ponente iniciará el dialogo con comentarios introductorios que generarán discusión y crítica, y nos llevarán a soluciones y tácticas para incluirse en un plan de acción. Los grupos de discusión fungirán en forma de mesa redonda, permitiendo que todos provean y compartan información y aprenden uno del otro. ENFRENTANDO NUESTRAS LIMITACIONES Mientras nos gustaría ver una conferencia más grande, las realidades de hoy en día y este periodo de la historia no nos permiten organizar un evento mas grande. Junto con los recursos limitados, hay que reconocer que hay poco interés (relativamente hablando) sobre la cuestión de las prisiones entre activistas y las masas de nuestro pueblo. Una de las razones por la cual nos encontramos en esta situación es que los medios de difusión racistas corporativistas son tremendamente eficaces en confundir y lavar el cerebro de las masas de nuestro pueblo con respecto de este asunto, junto con otros asuntos críticos de nuestros tiempos(guerra, hambre, la pobreza, la injusticia, la destrucción de la tierra, etc.) Sin embargo, el CMPP se dedica a encontrar la solución a nuestra opresión y encontrar el camino que nos llevará a la liberación. Creemos que solo una organización seria, organizada con disciplina fuerte, y avanzada politicamente puede derrotar los enemigos de las masas y crear un mundo, justo, pacifico, y libre. Para nosotros, no es cuestión de si ganarémos nuestra libertad, es cuestion de cúando y cómo lo haremos.

Raza Prisoners & Colonialism (tags)

Saturday June 24th, The Chicano Mexicano Prison Project will have it's 9th annual conference in Los Angeles at 425 W. Hope Street: Justice & Freedom for all! Justicia y Libertad para todos!

T. Hayes, KKK, and other Facist (tags)

Ongoing and Upcoming Facists actions in Califas. Note Saturday June 17th and 18th. Media slut Ted Hayes & Co. will gather in downtown. The 21st Century Ku Klux Klan ride will be in town that weekend also.

Raza Si!! Tropas NO!! (tags)

The Coordinadora Estudiantil de la Raza rallied and held a press conference to denounce the deployment of US Troops to the border and to iniciate a campaign against JROTC/Military in public schools.

In defense of familia (tags)

Other Mexican-Americans tell me the same thing. A lot of them use the same word: defend. They want to defend immigrants.

The Beautiful Community at South Central Farm (tags)

My update from South Central Farm

MAY 12 * DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH ATENCO * DIA DE SOLIDARIDAD CON ATENCO (tags)

TIJUANA: PLAZA SANTA CECILIA (zona centro) 5.30 PM SAN DIEGO: Consulado de Mexico en San Diego 4:00pm

WAL +MART = DEATH--PROTESTA CERCA DE TU (tags)

DOMINGO 7 DE MAYO AL MEDIO DIA SUNDAY MAY 7th @ NOON ******************* PROTESTA EN TU WAL+MART MAS CERCANA PROTEST @ YOUR NEAREST WAL+MART LOS ANGELES: 17150 E. Gale Ave.., La Puente, CA 91745 RIVERSIDE: 5200 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92503 SANTA ANA: 3600 West Mcfadden Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92704 SAN DIEGO: 3412 College Ave, San Diego 92115 (ADD YOUR LOCATION)

WAL+MART=MUERTE (tags)

DOMINGO 7 DE MAYO AL MEDIO DIA SUNDAY MAY 7th @ NOON ******************* PROTESTA EN TU WAL+MART MAS CERCANA PROTEST @ YOUR NEAREST WAL+MART

Protest held today at Mexican Consulate (tags)

20 adherents of la otra campaña protested earlier today at the Mexican consulate in downtown san diego to support vendors in Texcoco.

Filipinos All Over the United States Joined the May 1 Great American Boycott and Immigrant (tags)

From Los Angeles and Seattle in the West to Chicago in the Midwest to Houston in the South and Miami, Florida in the Southeast up to New York, Manhattan in the Northeast, hundreds of Filipinos joined their fellow immigrants in the millions to demand full immigrant rights and amnesty. Thousands of them joined the boycott or just watched and wildly cheered from the sidelines flying the American flags as the Filipino contingents marched by.

Tijuana: 1ro de mayo (tags)

En el día sin inmigrantes en la región Tijuana/San Diego, Adeherentes de la otra campaña y otros grupos (alrededor de 200 personas) realizaron una marcha desde la zona de "Las Brisas" hasta el consulado de EU en Tijuana.

OUT AND SHOUT INTO THE STREETS! (tags)

We Fil-American students call on our fellow justice-loving students to raise their anti-imperialist voices on April 15 and May 1 to fight for full immigrant rights and forge an anti-imperialist solidarity with the working people and migrant peoples of the U.S..

USA , LOS ANGELES, CA, IMMIGRATION REFORM PROTEST (tags)

Immigration rights demonstrators takes part in a candlelight vigil and procession Monday, April 10, 2006, in downtown Los Angeles. Hundreds of thousands of people demanding U.S. citizenship for illegal immigrants spilled into the streets Monday in dozens of cities from New York to San Diego in some of the most widespread demonstrations since mass protests began around the country last month

Massive Pro-Migrant Marches Sweep Nation: 2 Million to March Today (tags)

We are Millions

Charles Schwab:Joseph Grundfest,Stanford University Law,defends SEC's McCarthy Tactics (tags)

While subpoenaing journalists directly was a "big mistake," says Stanford law professor Joseph Grundfest, "it shouldn't be surprising and it shouldn't disappoint anybody" that the agency is going after market participants' communications with journalists. "It would be a very strange world if people could be held liable for every lie they told except for the biggest lies they told to reporters," he(Joseph Grundfest,ex-SEC Commissioner and Stanford University law professor) adds.” Joseph Grundfest,Stanford University Law,defends SEC's Business Journalist McCarthyism & stock fraud

3/30: Actions Need For Senate Immigration Bill, Call Your Senator! (tags)

1. Why the Senate's Proposed Immigrant Bill is Bad for the Immigrants. 2. Take Actions! Call Your Senator to Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform!

“We are Human Beings” Enrique Morones on the New Movement to Defend Immigrants (tags)

An interview with Enrique Morones, bane of the Minutemen, Border Angel and member of the Buenas Noches Brigade.

Former Animal Liberation Front Warrior Rodney Coronado Indicted for Making Speech (tags)

Communiqu from the NAALPO

California Transgender Leadership Summit (tags)

Ttransgender community members, families, and allies join together for this, the first of its kind, two-day event. This Summit provided a unique opportunity to strategize, connect with individuals from across the state and learn or improve important advocacy and activist skills in a variety of areas.

Historic March for Migrants Rallies in LA Saturday (tags)

¡NO MAS! A Day of Anti-Minuteman Protest (tags)

On Saturday, counterprotestors, activists and day laborers, across Southern California coordinated efforts and shut down the Minutemen's attempt at a "secret" day of national anti-immigrant rallies.

Bush Step Down-Massive Protests Jan 31 & Feb 4th (tags)

http://www.worldcantwait.org

California Left Candidates for 2006 Elections (tags)

The State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party has endorsed a full slate of 2006 candidates for statewide offices.

Support GI Resister Katherine Jashinski Now! (tags)

This newsletter will keep you up to date about how service women and men within the US military are taking action, and following their conscience in standing up for human rights, democratic rights and against illegal and unjust war and occupation. We will also let you know how you, your organization and your community can support them!

Glendale: Jornaleros Victorous! (tags)

Anti-racist, anti-fascist groups and individuals came together in Glendale in a mighty display of cooperation and support for day laborers and to shut down a weakened Save Our State.

An Open Letter to Randy “Duke” Cunningham (tags)

The corrupt ex-Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, an eight-term member of the Congress, will be sentenced on 02/27/06, for taking $2.4 million in bribes. An ultra hawk, he pushed for the Iraqi War which has cost untold misery for the Iraqi people and death and pain to the lives of so many American families. Cunningham said he wants to “atone” for his wrong doings. If so, let him come clean at his hearing about all of the pervasive corruption on Capitol Hill.

Minutemen Exposed By Their Own (tags)

James Chase pulls back the curtain on Gilchrist, Simcox, and the Minuteman Project. Reposted from CalNews.com.

In Memory of Dr. Eugene Mallove (tags)

http://www.enterprisemission.com/_articles/05-18-2004/eugene_mallove.htm    

Concert to Support the South Central Farmers (tags)

Zack de la Rocha, members of Ozomatli, Quetzal, and others perform to support the struggle of the South Central Farmers

Flexcar: Public Car Sharing in Los Angeles (tags)

Flexcar is a car sharing program that started in Seattle, Wa., but it is quickly spreading across America. You can now share hybrid cars with strangers in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego and more!

FUR PROTEST IN SAN DIEGO IN SUPPORT OF PETER YOUNG (tags)

Activists Hold a Protest at Millard's Fur Service in San Diego in Support of Mink Liberator Peter Young

Leah-Carla Gordone 'Dancing on the Dragon Tour' comes to Texas and West Coast (tags)

Female singer-songwriter is bringing her Dancing On The Dragon Tour to venues in Texas and the West Coast in support of her newly released Dancing On The Dragon CD.

Concert for the South Central Farm (tags)

Zach de la Rocha, Members of Ozomatli, Quetzal and others join 350 Families in South L.A. to Defend Community Farm Concert to save the community farm @ 41st & Alameda. Nov. 22nd event will mobilize the community in Support of the South Central Farmers

Local Sailor Killed in Iraq (tags)

On Monday, Allan Espiritu , a longtime Oxnard resident and a man of deep religious faith, was killed by an improvised explosive device in Iraq.

Youth say no to war, no to military: The movement to ‘opt out’ (tags)

CHICAGO — Youth and students here and across the country are refusing in ever greater numbers to believe the promises of U.S. military recruiters, promises like, “You can get any job you want,” and “You can try the military out for a few months and if you don’t like it you can quit.” Other favorites include, “You are guaranteed to get $50,000 for college,” and “You will never see a day of combat.”

GABNet Holds Emergency Candlelight Vigil to Protest Crimes Against Humanity in the Philipp (tags)

Women’s group GABRIELA Network commemorates Philippine Women’s Day of Protest, holds emergency nationwide candlelight vigil to protest human rights violations perpetrated by Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and US President Bush’s so-called War on Terror.

10/23-11/8 Phone Banks & Precinct Walks to Defeat Arnold's Props 73-78 (tags)

It is barricades time to defeat Nazi Schwarzenegger's propositions on the California ballot, Props 73 through 78. We need you now, whether or not you are a voter, and regardless of age, to make phone calls and walk precincts 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sheets Shoot Shots at Schnoops (tags)

Why is Minuteman Jim Chase always around when shots are fired at the border?

The Jacumba Gap (tags)

A great opportunity was missed by coalition members from both LA and San Diego for a mass protest of Gilchrist at the Jacumba gap and with a second opportunity lost to disrupt Chases minutemen the next day at their sign up at the VFW. This last weekends excursion revealed that the battle is still out there at the border. With no one to confront them the minute men simply have free reign over the desert.

URGENT - S.D. activists houses being raided! (tags)

Two homes were raided this morning at approximately 6:30am. Justin Hand and Danae Kelly's residence was searched for computers, and currently Justin is overseeing the raid at his home. Morgan Roberts, a friend of Danae and Justin also had his family's house raided this morning.

Is Normal Now A Mental Illness? (tags)

Is your child easily distracted? Or perhaps he talks excessively, or can become impatient?

Corp Media Mentioned DC S24 - But There Was Much More (tags)

Yes, the corporate media actually mentioned the demonstration in DC which drew more than 100,000 protesters.......it's true. Their reports were generally about 15 seconds in length, and mentioned nothing about the impassioned call for impeachment by former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark or any of the other speakers at the Rally.

LAPD estimate that 15,000 people participated in anti-war march (tags)

In Los Angeles, police estimated 15,000 people participated in a raucous 1 1/2 -mile march from Olympic Boulevard and Broadway to Los Angeles and Temple streets, where speakers such as actor Martin Sheen and state Sen. Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) took to a stage and railed against the Bush administration. Organizers said that as many as 50,000 protesters were on hand.

Possible New, 3rd, Gulf Storm Disaster midOct-midNov/ Jan-Feb Disaster Storm Predicted for (tags)

For the people and gov./non-profit assistance. New storm predictions of dreamers-psychics past and weather storm patterns observed historic and remembered through prehistory oral tradition past to historic time.

FBP May Be Run Out of Imperial Valley (tags)

Early reports from leaders of the anti-minutemen forces in Calexico indicate Friends of the Border Patrol rousted.

Sonoran antelope habitat fragmented by border wall (tags)

With all the economic hype about the border wall, would like to introduce to the human population a resident of the desert that considers both sides of the imaginary US/Mex border their home..

California Groups Unite Against Minutemen (tags)

On Saturday, September 17 at 5:00 p.m., groups and individuals from across Southern California are caravanning to Calexico to stop the minutemen.

Why the Minutemen failed (tags)

The Minutmen's appeal to the far right ignored the source of illegal immigration, economic inequality between US and Mexico, instead they focused on the border wall band-aid and appealed to phony nationalism..

Calling the United Resistance (tags)

Mobilize to San Diego for a Movement Against All Borders / Accion en SD para un Movimiento en Contra de Todas Las Fronteras

Hurricane Katrina Confronts Imperialism (tags)

Some thoughts about the catastrophe in New Orleans

Latinoamericanos aumentan lucha contra Guerra (tags)

El 28 de agosto grupos latinoamericanos de EEUU celebraron ruedas de prensas en San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago y El Paso para anunciar una campaña nacional para desmilitarizar nuestras escuelas y universidades públicas.

TUES. 8/30: Protest Against Schwarzenegger Fundraiser at Anaheim Angels Ballpark (tags)

Registered Nurses from the California Nurses Association (CNA) will sponsor "Nurses & Family Night at the Ballpark" opposite an Arnold Schwarzenegger fundraiser to be held during the Los Angeles Angels-Oakland A's game in Anaheim this Tuesday, August 30. Nurses will be on hand to protest Schwarzenegger's record-setting corporate fundraising and his $80 million special election which contains a variety of propositions that benefit his corporate donor to the detriment of nurses and other Californians.

Speaking Truth to Power (tags)

I would like to acknowledge the following professors for this dialogue and article about a sensitive issue in the Chicano movement: Mario Barrera of Berkeley, Noam Chomsky of MIT, Chuck O’Connell of UC Irvine, and Jorge Mariscal of UC San Diego.

1970: Chicano Moratorium — 2005: Latinos for Peace (tags)

La Raza did its part in bringing an end to the war in Vietnam. Some of us activists of the Chicano Moratorium era are coming together with other Latino activists we have come to know around the country and with the newer generations and immigrants. We call ourselves Latinos For Peace.

(NO) BORDER ENCUENTRO - CALL TO ACTION (tags)

Join us in San Diego - August 27-28, 2005 - for a weekend of strategizing and organizing against the border and the minutemen.

No Border Encuentro-Aug. 27-28, San Diego (tags)

(no)Border Encuentro, August 27-28th, San Diego Hola todos. Crazy times we find ourselves in. Millions of people forced to live underground, more than 3200 dead and tens of thousands more incapacitated crossing the border.

Say a BIG Farewell to California Minuteman at CAMPO on Aug 6 & 7 (tags)

Minutemen Are Leaving? Good Riddance! No Human Is Illegal! Unite for the Rights of All!

Minutemen Suspected in Border Shootings (tags)

James Chase says "rogue" MIntemen shot 2 Mexicans on border near Campo / Tecate

Coalition of Minutemen and Migrant Groups? (tags)

A coalition of Minutepeople and Migrant-rights groups working together would really get the attention needed to make this nation aware. The real illegal aliens are the corporations that cross natural and cultural borders with impunity and are destroying the environment and people’s lives in the name of “global progress.” The only border that needs protecting is the moral and practical one that will shield us from this plunder and the destruction of quality living standards in ALL countries.

United Resistance - Need we say more? (tags)

San Diego has spoken, Minutemen leave.

Minutemen Leave After Clash With Protesters (tags)

NBC San Diego Reports Minutemen have fled the border in the face of sustained protests from our allies! "California Minutemen were nowhere to be found."

Join The SECOND Virtual Sit-In Against The MinuteMen (tags)

Join the SwarmTheMinuteMen.com and Electronic Disturbance Theater Virtual Sit-In Against Anti-Immigrant Websites, from Tuesday July 20th -Thursday, July 22nd To join, click here: http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/ecd.html

2 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS (tags)

a) SAVE OUR STATE TO BULLY MORE DAY LABORERES IN LAGUNA BEACH THIS SATURDAY b) MINUTEMEN HAVE OFFICIALLY ARRIVED IN SAN DIEGO--GROUPS CALLED ON TO COUNTER--THEIR PRESENCE!!!

Disrupt the MinuteMen, Campo, July 16th-19th (tags)

This is a call from the o.r.g.a.n.i.c. collective to all those who oppose racist violence to come to Campo, California, one hour east of San Diego, from July 16th to 19th and disrupt, interfere with and stop the activities of the MinuteMen.

Evidence links George Bush to Los Angeles drug operation (tags)

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Minutemen are Here! Protest This Weekend! (tags)

Wanted for murder (tags)

Sammia Gonzalez is wanted by by the police for practicing medicine without a license.

The FBI looks for...you (tags)

What this means for you, your friends and organizations is foreboding.

ISO statement re: Baldwin Park II & democracy in movements (tags)

Los Angeles ISO's response to posts about the anti-Minutemen Project/SOS movement

Campout Protest Announcement (tags)

Come to the Strategy Campout to Twart the Border Patrol Auxiliary’s arrival in Campo/San Diego.

NAVY RECRUITERS TALK TO YOUNG CHILDREN AT LOCAL LIBRARY (tags)

"'How could I join the U.S. Navy,' asked the young Latino man who appeared to be 18 to 22 years of age. 'I can give you a business card,' replied Rojas. 'Give us a call Monday, and we can just go from there.'"

Stop the Border Vigilantes (tags)

Come to the Strategy Campout to Twart the Border Patrol Auxiliary’s arrival in Campo/San Diego.

Murrieta Activist burns flag, assaulted by police and crowd, now he's facing charges (tags)

A Murrieta activist burned a U.S. flag to protest the war in Iraq. A furious crowd of police officers and the public assault him. Now he's facing criminal charges including inciting a riot.

Baldwin Park 2: La reconquista continúa (tags)

Report from the second invasion of Baldwin Park

Inland Empire United Resistance (tags)

Special Meeting - Strategies of Resistance

FBI Inspector General's Report: More Evidence of Government Complicity in 9/11 Attacks (tags)

author: wsws A report released June 9 by the FBI's Office of the Inspector General raises new questions about the role of the US government in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The internal FBI study provides several important revelations about how US intelligence agencies ignored and even suppressed warnings in the period leading up to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that killed nearly 3,000 people.

PUBLIC ELECTRONIC RADIATION MURDER: Post #1 (tags)

They have radiated me so strongly that my eyes are filled with broken blood vessels. I will publish a photo on the next post.

Why Isn't Truthout.org, PrisonPlanet.com, etc.Reporting on this Deadly Technology? (tags)

NO DOUBT THE CIA IS CONTROLLING THE PRESS.

BILL MOYERS, MAX KOLSKEGG, ED ASNER... THE PRESS. URGENT! (tags)

It is urgent that you help send this around. For all of our benefit.

Border Vigil Planned for California (tags)

By Jerry Seper THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published May 19, 2005 WASHINGTON -- Minuteman organizer James T. Gilchrist, whose 850 volunteers shut down the flow of illegal aliens along a 23-mile section of Arizona-Mexico border last month, has joined forces with another citizens group to help organize a new border vigil in California -- beginning in August.

HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS REALLY USING ITS NEWFOUND SURVEILLANCE FREEDOM (tags)

This is how they glean 'information' to 'set people up'

UC Research and Technical Workers Set to Strike on May 26th (tags)

UC Research and Technical Workers Set to Strike on May 26th

President of El Salvador Confronted over CAFTA (tags)

SALVADORAN PRESIDENT CONFRONTED BY ACTIVISTS (tags)

LOS ANGELES [May 9, 05] A frustrated and annoyed President Tony Saca of El Salvador cut short a question and answer period during a pro-CAFTA event here Monday morning when activists angrily confronted him with a first series of hostile questions.

Put the WAR on trial!! Events supporting war resister Pablo Paredes (tags)

Defend Pablo: Put the WAR on Trial !!! 4 days of protest and events to support war resister Pablo Paredes as he faces court martial by the US Navy

Interview With First Navy War Resister: Pablo Paredes (tags)

On May 11, 2005, Pablo Paredes, a U.S. Navy Petty Officer, 3rd Class, will face a court martial for refusing to fight in the Iraq war. In Dec. 2004, Pablo refused to board a Navy ship as it left San Diego, Ca., becoming the first Navy personnel to openly refuse to cooperate with the Iraq War.

Governor Arnold’s Racist Minutemen and Bush’s Wars (tags)

We have seen this all before! If these minisculemen were men at all they would have already enlisted and be patrolling the mean-streets of Baghdad, Mosul and Sadr City. All of them 17-39 years old could have enlisted. SUPPORT the WAR? ENLIST NOW!

Governor Arnold’s Racist Minutemen and Bush’s Wars (tags)

Minutemen 17-39 years old could have enlisted ; those 40 to 55 would already be hired to perform such security duties in Iraq by Blackwater and other corporate security firms pulling ops in hostile lands.

PABLO PAREDES COURT MARTIAL EVENTS / PROTEST (tags)

Defend Pablo: Put the WAR on Trial 3 days of protest and events to support war resister Pablo Paredes as he faces court martial by the US Navy May 10th - May 13th 2005 San Diego, CA

Affordable Solar Energy Demonstrated for Earth Day (tags)

Blue Link, a new solar system, is available to Californians for $3,250 (after state rebates).

A Government By The Terrorists And For The Terrorists (tags)

You think you know what happened on 9/11?

Fear and Loathing in Portland: On Internet Security and Privacy Today (tags)

"Something is happening here, But you don't know what it is, Do you, Mr. Jones?" -- Bob Dylan With FBI swooping down to subpeona server logs at anarchist websites, I knew that Stein knew this was no time for games. But as always he was tangled up with censors who seem, worldwide, to instinctively try to blot him out before he riled the masses. I journeyed from Boulder to his little hacienda in the sun and interviewed him for Colo Indymedia...and soon was so stoned I had to agree with every word he said as he spelled out some of the problems facing the left as the goons in Washington ran roughshod over our civil liberties... gOnZo jOuRnAlIzM from the oLd sKoOl

Thurs. 3/31: Pablo Paredes & Javier Couso Join Amy Goodman Live in LA (tags)

Javier Couso Joins Amy Goodman Live in LA Brother of Jose Couso, the Spanish cameraman killed when a US military tank fired on the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad nearly two years ago. Javier is in the United States to call for an independent investigation into the death of his brother and the prosecution of those responsible.

Over 75 Reports of Protests on M 19 (tags)

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world demonstrated against the War in Iraq on Mar. 19th and 20th.

Veterans and military familes say: 'Bring troops home now - and care for them' (tags)

ST. LOUIS - “Those in the armed services right now can speak the truth about Iraq because we've been there, we've seen with our own eyes the disaster we've created in Iraq. And we can tell you that the only way to cope with this disaster is to bring the troops home now - and care for them when they return!”

Ralph Nader's Anti-War Tour in So Cal. (tags)

Ralph Nader's END THE WAR & OCCUPATION TOUR.

Trouble in the Ranks (tags)

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Private Jeremiah Adler wrote home on his sixth day in Army boot camp:

"’I am so fucked up right now... I feel that if I stay here much longer I am not going to be the same person anymore. I have to GO. Please help... Every minute you sit at home I am stuck in a shithole, stripped of self-respect, pride, will, hope, love, faith, worth, everything. Everything I have ever held dear has been taken away. This fucks with your head... This makes you believe you ARE worthless shit. Please help. By the time you get this, things will be worse.’"

Shortly after writing this, his unit was scheduled to ship out, and Jeremiah went AWOL (absent without leave).

Wireless World: New 'apps' driving growth (tags)

A story about the wireless industry growing.

Salvadoran Youth to be Deported Even After Due Process Compromised (tags)

A 17 year old youth from El Salvador was detained and tried in immigration court as an adult, where he was not represented (as he should be as a child) and where the judge didn't know to screen him for defenses that children have. Immigration is deporting him tomorrow anyway. Please call DHS to request them not to deport him!

FRUIT TREE TOUR 2005 (tags)

Fruit Tree Tour is a traveling educaitonal program that runs from February to April, from San Diego to Willits (California), and consists of 1000 fruit trees, 20 volunteers, over 50 drums, and 4 recycled vegetable oil powered vehicles.

Transgenders Lack Access to Proper Health Care (tags)

Transgenders discuss how the health care system falls short of their needs.

Broadcast Your News (tags)

We will broadcast your documentary. Alternate Focus announces a call for Middle East-related documentaries.

San Diego War Tech Expo (tags)

San Diego: Warfare And Technologies Exposition Open to the Public

Victory Against Racist Store in Los Angeles (tags)

All Phone Wholesale had signs on its store fronts which said " Palestinians are Pigs, murderous scum Pigs" and more. This is an article about the campagin against the store and its recent victory

San Diego Indy Media Blocked by Public Library (tags)

Just noted today, that computer software for blocking certain sites in the San Diego Public Library system (via the 15 minute computers, at least) have blocked out at least two well-known Leftist websites.

The Powers That Seem (tags)

Satire.

J20 Mass Street Theater Action, San Diego (tags)

San Diego's Ground Zero Players call for a Cacerolazo mass street theater action Inauguration Day, January 20

FEDERAL OFFICER CONTINUES IN 4 YEAR STRUGGLE TO HAVE CONGRESS INVESTIGATE GROSS CORRUPTION (tags)

Gross Corruption reported to CONGRESSMAN HUNTER and others only met with retaliation by Federal Agencies.. Federal Officer prosecuted for "medical/ mental incompetence" for whistle blower letters to Congress.............

COAST TO COAST - AMERICANS ARE PROTESTING (tags)

Recently, I was involved in a project that required a visit to every Independent Media Center in the country. I learned of an enormous movement happening across the United States that literally astounded me. There are protests and marches in every major city in the country.

what to do next (tags)

Millions of us turned out to oppose George W. Bush. We stood in lines for hours, in the rain, as part of the largest electoral turnout in our history. Bush received a record number of votes. So did John Kerry. I am asking you to turn out again.

CHENEY & CO'S ROLE IN 9/11: on Air America Radio, Monday night! (tags)

Tune into Air America's Mike Malloy show this Monday night (Election Eve) to hear 9/11 researcher Mike Ruppert, author of "Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil." According to Ruppert, VP Cheney and other government officials helped plan the 9/11 attacks--and Cheney played a pivotal role on the day of the attacks.

Socialist Candidates on National Tour (tags)

In California, all three candidates are scheduled to appear in Los Angeles on Sat. Oct. 9, 4 p.m., at Workmen's Circle; Sun. Oct. 10, 4 p.m., KRST African Spirituality and Unity Center; and Mon. Oct. 11, 1 p.m., Sunset Hall Senior Center.

Media emergenC, San Diego, Oct 6-9th (tags)

Media EmergenC - A four day Independent Media Convergence in San Diego, October 6-9, 2004. The National Association of Broadcasters' "Radio Road Show" is in San Diego this year and Media Activists will be there to tell the NAB, "We Want Our Airwaves Back!" Join this convergence in person or virtually on the internet.

Media EmergenC, Independent Media Convergence, San Diego, Oct. 6-9, 2004 (tags)

Media EmergenC - From October 6th to the 9th, Artists, filmmakers, activists, Students, Citizen, etc. will converge in San Diego to celebrate the growing media revolution and rise-up to counter the NAB's "Radio Road Show."

Important Film Premiere- The Yes Men Movie opens in LA 9/24 (tags)

Be amused and amazed while you help support the creative subversives known as The Yes Men, by attending a premiere showing of their new film release by United Artists. The bigger the initial turn out for The Yes Men movie, the wider the distributors will screen it across the country- and this is a film America needs to see!

¡Qué paren de perseguir a los inmigrantes hasta la muerte! (tags)

Los inmigrantes mexicanos que intentan cruzar la frontera con Estados Unidos por el desierto de Sonora están muriendo a velocidad récord. El refuerzo de la frontera en las zonas urbanas ha obligado a la gente a cruzar el mortífero desierto, y 72 inmigrantes han muerto ya en Arizona en lo que va de año.

Peace and Freedom Party picks Leonard Peltier for President (tags)

Delegates to the Peace and Freedom Party convention, July 31, selected Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier as their presidential candidate for 2004.

Peace and Freedom Party picks Peltier for President/Nader now off CA ballot! (tags)

The July 31st Peace and Freedom Party convention turned its back on Ralph Nader and instead nominated as its presidential candidate, political prisoner Leonard Peltier, who is serving a life sentence for the alleged killing of two FBI agents at Wounded Knee in 1975.

Bush and Science at Loggerheads (tags)

Barriers to research and claims of suppressed data sully interactions between researchers and the Bush administration.

So Cal Earth First Call to action! Save North county coyotes! (tags)

Coyotes in San Diego are being trapped and poisoned in a ten day period starting Monday 7/26/04.

Border Blaster Continues to Interfere with kpfK Signal (tags)

Yesterday afternoon power failed on Mount Wilson and Pacifica's kpfK ceased transmission for over one hour. Most LA listeners tuned to 90.7 FM could clearly hear classical musical being broadcast from Tijuana station XLNC.

Fahrenheit 9/11 at First Run Theaters for 6/25 Opening (tags)

One week to go, and the theater list grows longer daily, all at first run theaters, defying the fascist censors, for the opening of Fahrenheit 9/11 on June 25.

Peace Works! Sponsors "Roots of Violence" Series (tags)

Peace Works! in Temecula Valley presents the first guest speaker in our "Roots of Violence" series on Friday, June 25, at 7:00 p.m. The "Roots of Violence" series examines the way in which hatred of "the other" leads directly to threatened and actual violence. 

Goldsborough’s column Outstanding. (tags)

James Goldsborough columns outstanding. Beat all big shot East Coast pundits hands down. Corporate Media full of cowards and puppets. Corporate opinion pages dubiously slanted.

Marines admit abuse at second prison (tags)

"The Marines attached wires to a power converter and pressed the live wires against the body of the detainee to create a shock," according to the Marine statement.

You too can become a Pioneer (tags)

Hundreds of wealthy Republicans gathered at the President Bush, Dick Cheney, and a host of celebrities gathered at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge here in the first weekend in April, not for a fundraiser but for a celebration of fundraisers. It was billed as an "appreciation weekend," and there was much to appreciate.

Lib weekend harassment already started. (tags)

Radical conference in LA is greeted with a weekend of harassment against innocent activists.

Oaks and Permaculture in Sacto/San Joaquin Valley (tags)

Dependency on petrochemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides is part of the reason the US military is still in Iraq protecting corporations extracting petroleum from Iraqi oil wells. Growing oaks in the monoculture agribuisiness fields of the San Joaquin valley would help reduce our dependency on the petrochemically derived fertilizers..

Martial Law Militarization (tags)

Tensions escalating towards martial law

Officials blame San Diego fires on arson (tags)

Officials blame San Diego fires on arson

Urgent Alert: California, Decertify Paperless Voting Machines (tags)

Urgent Alert: California, Decertify Paperless Voting Machines California, Decertify Paperless Voting Machines Contributed by Electronic Frontier Foundation On April 21 & 22, the California Secretary of State's Voting Systems and Procedures Panel will decide whether to decertify paperless electronic voting systems before the November election. The call for decertification arose in California following the disenfranchisement of thousands of California voters during the March 2, 2004, election due to technical problems with electronic voting systems. In Alameda County, problems with Diebold smart card encoders affected one-fourth of the County's polling places; in San Diego County, encoder problems affected nearly 40 percent of the County's polling places. In Orange County, thousands of voters were given the wrong electronic ballots; many were unable to cast votes in contests for which they were eligible, while others were allowed to vote in districts in which they did not reside.

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

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

Get Coke off Our Beach! (tags)

In 1999 the city of Huntington Beach awared a long term monopoly concession to the Coca Cola company in return for millions of dollars and annual payments. But Coke is complicit in the killings of labor organizers and in destroying and polluting water supplies abroad.

Blackboxvoting to Serve Lawsuits to CA Couties - Need Volunteers (tags)

Bev Harris of www.blackboxvoting.org needs help to take on Diebold and Electronic Voting in CA. She is planning on serving Lawsuits to many CA counties and she needs volunteers to help.

U. of San Diego Censoring Queer Art? (tags)

Is University of San Diego censoring queer art? That's what one artist wrote to LA Indy Media this week. Below is her letter.

Students participate in activist conference in San Diego (tags)

First annual Youth Take Action Conference met at MAAC Commuity Charter School, Chula Vista San Diego

Part 3 - JROTC - GATEWAY TO MILITARISM (tags)

Manual Arts High February 7th 2004 United Teacher Los Angeles Human Rights Committee presented its inaugural forum on militarism in our schools. Student organizers, activists and long time counter militarism groups took part in a panel discussion and workshops.

Protest Chickenhawk Congressman Cox ! (tags)

Newport Beach Congressman Chris Cox is chair of the Homeland Security Committee in congress. Yet, Cox has never served one day in the military. But he sure had no problem sending others to their death in Iraq. But what is real galling is he will not help open up the housing at the former El Toro Marine base so that the troops can have affordable housing! It's more important for

Drivers Licenses, Not War! California Latino Economic Strike Great Success (tags)

Los Angeles, CA - Thousands of Latino workers, students and shopkeepers stayed away from work and school Dec. 12, in support of the statewide Latino Economic Strike. The Latino Economic boycott was called by the Mexican American Political Association and Hermandad Mexicana Latino Americana, with the support of hundreds of other organizations, to protest the repeal of SB 60, the law that allowed undocumented immigrants to get drivers licenses.

NAB Counter-Conference - Autonomous Media Convergence (tags)

Think corporate media SUCKS??? Tired of media LIES??? Tired of the same old thing on the radio???

NEW LEAD IN KEVIN COOPER CASE (tags)

Attorneys for Kevin Cooper report that an ex-reporter told them that an ex-SBSD deputy said that he and others were ordered to plant evidence in this case.

Kucinich Supporters take their message to the Freeway Overpasses (tags)

Los Angeles Kucinich supporters organize to get the message out about Democratic candidate for president, Dennis Kucinich, by organizing a National Freeway Overpass Banner Drop for Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, 12:00 to 2:00 PM.

Spring Equinox 2004 Global Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes - Mexico (tags)

You are invited to the gathering!

February 20th - National Day of Solidarity with Muslim, Arab and South Asian Immigrants (tags)

We call on people everywhere to come together on the 3rd National Day of Solidarity to resist the scapegoating and criminalization of Muslim, Arab and South Asian immigrants! Take action and speak out on February 20th, 2004 as part of the National Day of Solidarity with Muslim, Arab, and South Asian Immigrants!

225 UGSOA Members are Voting to Stop Dues Payments to UGSOA (tags)

225 LOCAL 52 UGSOA MEMBERS WILL SOON VOTE TO STOP THE PAYMENT OF DUES TO UGSOA PRESIDENT JIM (THE RAT ) VISSAR

Open Letter to the Global Indymedia Network from San Diego (tags)

SF Bay Area IMC's open letter to IMC newswire echoes problems faced in San Diego and other cities.

SAn Diego mad cow street theater! (tags)

The danger from mad cow is real. We are doing an action in San Diego highlight how the USDA is misleading the public.

Hey, They're Taking Slash-and-Burn to Extremes! (tags)

Republican leaders are deploying scorched-earth tactics, as if they ruled the nation 80-20, not 51-49, because cooperating with Democrats would cost even more votes from the conservatives.

LA County supports suit over lost state tax (tags)

Today's demonstration in San Bernardino is being organized by the league of cities' Inland Empire Division. Participating cities have been asked to estimate how many layoffs they would need and send the corresponding number of shirts. "It's a way of visualizing what Sacramento is stealing from our communities now,"

CA SoState DEC 16th to Certify More Diebold DRE Voting systems (tags)

DEC 16 CA Secretary of State Kevin Shelly will decide whether or not to certify 12,000 new Diebold touchscreen DRE voting systems for California Counties. This would mean one more step to the real death of Democracy. Take ACTION!!!! and tell him not the do it!! Read the scoop below.

WEDNESDAY: Help Save Recordings of 50 Years of Voices of Dissent (tags)

Half Century of Leading ‘Voices of Courage and Dissent’ To Air in Marathon National Broadcast to Benefit the Preservation of the Pacifica Radio Archives One of the Nation’s Oldest and Most Valuable Audio Collections Historic Rare Recordings will Air on 5 Stations Wednesday Nov. 19th

Global Warming and Climate Change - connecting the dots (tags)

A collection of links to some stories I have been posting in the recent past, gathered together, which describe changes taking place in the climate around the world. Any one of these stories might not seem significant, but taken together they indicate that weather patterns are being disturbed and are changing around the globe, with the greatest changes taking place over the last three decades, and the rate of change has been accelerating in the last decade.

Market Forces Fed SoCal Flames (tags)

Mike Davis on the wildfires in Southern California "A market-driven recipe for disaster"

we rushed to aid the rich in SD (tags)

we rushed

Uncertified Software in Alameda County Voting Machines - Certification Process Halted (tags)

The only other California county currently using the Diebold touch-screen machines is Plumas.

State firefighters rejected air drop request (tags)

tate firefighters rejected air drop request for Cedar Fire because of night regulations

Protests across the nation: ‘Bring the troops home’ (tags)

WASHINGTON – In the first major antiwar protest since Bush declared an end to combat operations in Iraq on May 1, tens of thousands marched near the White House Oct. 25 carrying placards reading, “Bush lied, thousands died” and chanting, “End the occupation now – Bring the troops home!”

Albertsons response... (tags)

This is a response I got from Albertsons after I questioned them about throwing out food.

Governor-elect Arnold "pay-to-play" Schwarzenegger gets millions from "spec (tags)

Schwarzenegger's list of contributors is largely made up of private business interests -- ranging from real estate developers and manufacturers to car dealers and a produce baron -- and has raised concerns from campaign finance watchdogs. He also drew criticism for collecting donations of up to six figures after announcing that he needed no help from contributors to finance the campaign.

DONT SHOP AT RALPHS, VONS, OR ALBERTSONS UNTIL THE STRIKE IS OVER! (tags)

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More women accuse Governor Groper of sexual battery (tags)

Meanwhile, a new accusation surfaced from Escobar, a 41-year-old Los Angeles wife and mother and a waitress at a restaurant in the Fairmont Miramar hotel in Santa Monica. In an interview with The Times, she said Schwarzenegger had threatened to assault her when she was a teenager in the late 1970s.

GREEN DEMO THURS. TO KEEP PETER CAMEJO IN THE DEBATES! (tags)

TO KEEP PETER CAMEJO IN THE DEBATES SUPPORTERS TO PROTEST AT LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS DEBATE OCT. 2 IN WEST LA.

Corporate America and far-right buy ‘grassroots’ campaigns (tags)

A mockery of democracy: Corporate America and far-right buy ‘grassroots’ campaigns Back in July, Judge Charles McCoy dismissed a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles by Taxpayers Against the Governor’s Recall charging widespread fraud in the collection of 1.6 million signatures which forced the special Oct. 7 election on the recall of California Gov. Gray Davis.

San Diego WTO Border Protest September 13th (tags)

Several photos of the protest against the World Trade Organization meetings held in Cancun. The rally and march were well organized, peaceful and greated with a significant police presence.

San Diego WTO Border Protest September 13th (tags)

Several photos of the protest against the World Trade Organization meetings held in Cancun. The rally and march were well organized, peaceful and greated with a significant police presence.

Anti-WTO Border Action (tags)

Benefit show 4 Sherman Austin w/ Zack De La Rocha THIS FRIDAY!!! (tags)

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SHERMAN AUSTIN BENEFIT W/ ZACK DE LA ROCHA THIS FRIDAY!!!!!! (tags)

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SHERMAN AUSTIN (RAISETHEFIST.COM) BENEFIT SHOW W/ ZACK DE LA ROCHA FRI AUG 29 (tags)

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BENEFIT SHOW FOR SHERMAN AUSTIN - SPECIAL GUESTS: ZACK DE LA ROCHA! SAT. AUG 30! (tags)

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Protest Bush in San Diego! (tags)

WE WILL BEGIN OUR PRESENCE AT THE CONVENTION CENTER AT 4 P.M. SO THAT PEOPLE COMING TO THE EVENT WILL SEE US! PLEASE COME AS EARLY AS YOU CAN/OR WHENEVER YOU CAN DURING OUR TIMEFRAME! THE PROTEST WILL BE CONTINUOUS FROM 4 P.M. UNTIL 7:30! WE NEED EVERYBODY THERE!

New book on PR industry ties to Bush regime (tags)

New book by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber exposes the role that PR companies play in manufacturing consent for US wars. Go out and buy a copy today to help put this title on the bestseller lists.

Can't make to cancun,protest at the sd/TJ border! (tags)

Cross border protest against free trade! Call to action!

Emotions Flare During Forum On Police-Involved Shootings (tags)

"The police officer must be brought up on second-degree murder charges,"...SAN JOSE, CA July 24, 2003 - Police Chief Bill Lansdowne is officially moving to San Diego where he will take over the reins as the city's new police chief.

9-11 Report Leaves Unanswered Questions (tags)

WASHINGTON - Almost 2 inches thick and 850 pages long, the congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 attacks largely boils down to two intriguing words: What if?

Resistance Radio (tags)

A new radio station in San Diego to support struggle for social justice and independent media

San Diego Activists Occupy Feinstein's Office, Demand Truth About WMD's (tags)

A group of about 6 activists from San Diego is currently occupying Diane Feinstein's office

SEIU IS NOW RAIDING SECURITY UNIONS ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES (tags)

SPFPA LEADS BATTLE TO PROTECT SECURITY UNIONS and MEMBERS!

Call for Regional Anti-G8 Protests (tags)

From June 8-10 of 2004, a G-8 summit will be held in Sea Island, Georgia, a remote, gated island of resorts and million-dollar houses with two military bases nearby. Maybe we should start thinking about changing our tactics to local or regional convergences?

The Walt Disney Everglades(R) & Georgia Pacific National ForestTM (tags)

Beth Burrows, executive director of the Edmonds Institute (a non-profit, public interest group) asks; "what's next? Privatizing plants? Animals? Human beings?"

Anthrax suspect caught? (tags)

Steven Hatfill, who has been described as a “person of interest” in the investigation into a series of anthrax mail attacks in 2001, worked as recently as last year on a top-secret Defense Department project in which a mobile germ lab...

Broke and bitterly split, California is on skid row (tags)

The state of California, as of midnight last night, was officially broke. The richest, most populous state in the union - by some measures the world's fifth biggest economy - is facing a budget deficit of $38bn (£23bn).

TODAY! BENEFIT SHOW FOR SHERMAN AUSTIN & JAVIER PEREZ @ CHE CAFE 7:00 pm (tags)

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Bush's illusions (tags)

Almost two months after the president said major combat in Iraq had ended, U.S. troops are still being killed and the White House's plans are in disarray.

TOMORROW! BENEFIT SHOW FOR SHERMAN AUSTIN & JAVIER PEREZ @ CHE CAFE 7:00 pm (tags)

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THIS FRIDAY - JAVIER PEREZ & SHERMAN AUSTIN BENEFIT SHOW @ CHE CAFE (tags)

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Sacramento WTO (tags)

Sacramento WTO

Hip Hop 4 Justice! Friday, June 20 @ Casa Del Pueblo! (tags)

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FURIOSITY OF RESISTANCE - HIP HIP/HARDCORE SHOW JUNE 27 4 RAISETHEFIST & JAIVER PEREZ (tags)

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How Dubbya Spent His Vacation (tags)

Is Bu$h the first person who did NOT want to be photographed in front of the San Diego coast?

FURIOSITY OF RESISTANCE - HIP HIP/HARDCORE SHOW JUNE 27 4 RAISETHEFIST & JAIVER PEREZ JUNE (tags)

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FURIOSITY OF RESISTANCE - HIP HIP/HARDCORE SHOW JUNE 27 4 RAISETHEFIST & JAIVER PEREZ (tags)

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6/16 Green Party Press Conf for Camejo for Gov on Recall Davis Ballot (tags)

On June 16, 2003, the Green Party will have a press conference to officially announce the renewed campaign of Pete Camejo for Governor on the Recall Gray Davis ballot, most likely to occur this year.

G.W. Bush: Drunk on Power (tags)

The president he got his wars folks don't know just what it's for; No one gives us a rhyme or reason have one doubt they call it treason. Eugene McDaniels "Compared to What?"

Revolution Summer San Diego (tags)

Revolution Summer San Diego

Update: 7th National Conference On Raza Prisoners (tags)

For over 10 years, the Chicano Mexicano Prison Project (a project of Union del Barrio) has been one of the few Mexicano-Raza organizations working to expose the role that the Prison Industry plays in oppression and exploitation of Mexicanos. On May 10, 2003, the Chicano Mexicano Prison Project will organize the 7th National Conference On Raza Prisoners and the 10th Anniversary of CMPP.

Cowardly Bush Hides from San Diego Protestors This Week (tags)

"The president, reportedly not wanting to interfere with family reunions when the carrier docks the next day, will travel to San Diego on Thursday, join the ship at sea and depart before it arrives, 10News reported." Translation: The president, too cowardly to face criticism of his mass murder in Iraq, plans to dodge protestors this Friday.

Marcha For Social Justice In Our Communities (tags)

MARCH FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND AGAINST WAR

anybody else got a problem with this (tags)

The latest Republican National Convention in history will allow the resident to capitalize on 911 AGAIN. BUT he has to get at least 3 states to CHANGE THEIR LAWS or he won't be on the ballot.

Another World is Possible, Final, Expanded Agenda (tags)

Activist conference in San Diego this weekend! Get the word out!

Anti-war party qualifies for California ballot (tags)

Riding a wave of anti-war sentiment, the Peace and Freedom Party has requalified for the ballot after 4 years off. It has opposed every U.S. military adventure since it was founded in 1967.

Another World is Possible, San Diego (tags)

Another worls is possible, if we create it!

Students demand Books not Bombs (tags)

EVANSTON. Ill.– As part of a nationwide student “strike,” 500 Evanston Township High School students, Black, white and Latino, walked out of their classrooms March 5, braving freezing temperatures to protest George W. Bush’s war on Iraq. Across the country, students at 360 or more high schools and colleges protested against the looming war.

Greetings from Afghanistan (tags)

A US military officer writes from Afghanistan

CMF this week: Greg Palast/Andrea Robbins on Skull & Bones, George W.'s secret society (tags)

CMF this week: Greg Palast/Andrea Robbins on Skull & Bones, George W.'s secret society

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

Basking in the Orange Glow (tags)

Too bad they don't sell common sense at the Army-Navy Surplus Store

pbnberkeley news notice - 2/5/03 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR ON IRAQ!

US reached debt limit, unemployment rampant (tags)

US national debt nears $6.4 TRILLION limit, so the US Treasury Dept. asks for higher debt ceiling for the Fed Govt; U.S. Economy in Worst Hiring Slump in 20 Years...

Hundreds of Muslim Immigrants Rounded Up in Calif (tags)

Hundreds of Iranian citizens were in southern California jails on Weds after coming forward to comply with a new rule to register with immigration only to wind up handcuffed and behind bars.

pbnberkeley news notice - 1/27/03 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR ON IRAQ!

pbnberkeley news notice - 1/22/03 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity and NO WAR ON IRAQ!

Update: West Coast Anti-war Student Conference (tags)

Update on the West Coast anti-war Student Conference at San Francisco State on Jan. 17th.

West Coast Anti-war Student Conference (tags)

Update on West Coast anti-war Student Conference at San Francisco State.

pbnberkeley news notice - 12/4/02 (tags)

Publishing, republishing and compiling community news and event information promoting global peace and working class solidarity!

San Diego Indymedia Meeting (tags)

photograph of indymedia working in San Diego

Don't miss it! Next week: arab and Muslim citizens vs. the FBI and the Federalist Society (tags)

A Muslim student and an Arab-American defense lawyer square off against an FBI spokesman and a lawyer from Pepperdine, over the Constitution and the Bush Administration. At Cal State L.A.

Last minute info. Sun. protest in Westwood (tags)

Just added, Ron Kovik, author "Born on the Fourth of July". New: parking map!

Save the date! Debate on post-9/11 civil liberties (tags)

Muslim Americans confront the FBI in a forum at Cal State L.A.

Troop Movements In CA - strikebreakers? (fwd) (tags)

RUMOR that reserves in Western States being called up to break Longshoreman's strike and lock out in Seattle, Oakland, Long Beach and San Diego.

Call for Mega Critical Mass! (tags)

As Shrub prepares to start yet another oil war in Iraq, now is the time to strike back!

Solar May Be State Energy Crisis Legacy (tags)

A toehold for solar energy may be a positive and lasting legacy of California's electricity crisis.

RAVE bill scary! kill! kill! (tags)

More YOU Can Do to Stop the RAVE Bill: Call Senators Boxer + Feinstein and ask them to put a HOLD on the bills and to vote against any "unanimous consent request." even if you've called/written already! more below:

The Family that Preys Together (tags)

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

Deaths in the desert: the sad price of U.S. border policy (tags)

Three months pregnant, Norma Rodriguez Amado had watched her husband, Paez Martinez, as he left his home in Morales, Mexico, for the United States. He would support his family from afar, working in the states of Tennessee and Florida. After almost two-and-a-half years of living and working in these faraway places, Paez returned to Morales to see his son, Alexander, for the first time.

Strikers as Terrorists? (tags)

June 27, 2002 A CounterPunch Exclusive Strikers as Terrorists? Ridge Calls Longshoremen's Chief by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair

Homeland Security & Union Busting (tags)

In a CounterPunch exclusive, Alexander Cockburn shows how the Bush Administration's phony and fascist "War on Terrorism" is being waged against decent working people here at home.

Peace Concert in Tijuana/San Diego (tags)

WHAT:CROSS BORDER PEACE CONCERT WHEN:FRIDAY, JUNE 21 12:00 NOON- MIDNIGHT SOLSTICE CELEBRATION WHO:THE SAN DIEGO COALITION FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE and HUMANISTAS POR LA PAZ WHERE: THE US/MEXICO BORDER AT PLAYAS De TIJUANA/BORDERFIELD STATE PARK

Cross border anti-war event! (tags)

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The Old Women Project (tags)

MAY 19, 2002--Led by "Power," a giant puppet of an old woman, 10 members of the Old Women's Project demonstrated today in San Diego's Balboa Park in support of "brave Israeli voices for peace."

6th National Conference On Raza Prisoners and Colonialism (tags)

Bulletin Number #1 6th National Conference On Raza Prisoners and Colonialism

More Police Abuse in San Diego (tags)

In San Diego Police agencys are on a rampage, killing, beating, and harassing the people who it's "their job" to protect. Stop Killing Us!

Human Rights Abuses in San Diego Ca. (tags)

On March 25th the Border Patrol in San Diego attacked and jailed without charges a human rights observer. See the interview with him and a companero who was also there.

Call for Expanded Critical Mass Protest (tags)

With Bush continueing his World Oil War, we must expand the Critical Mass Movement to include pedestrians and transit users.

2/12 Pot Club Raid v. Cal County Votes for Medical Marijuana (tags)

Talk about going against the tide of history: George War Bush's drug policy has sunk to the depths of the absurd in the raids on the pot clubs of California on Lincoln's Birthday, February 12, 2002, when state offices were closed and when Bush's "drug war" lackey, Asa Hutchinson showed up to speak at the San Francisco business organization meeting of the Commonwealth Club. His only friends in California are Democrats Gov. Gray Davis and Senator Dianne Feinstein, who opposed Proposition 215.

Antwar Demonstration in San Diego (tags)

Close to 200 marched and rallied at an event sponsored by the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice on Saturday Dec 8th. Speakers called for peace, an end to abuses of human rights, ending rascist attacks and aid for victims of war.

Please help collect and donate clothes 4 Refugee camps in Afghanistan & Pakistan (tags)

One thing that most of us here in America have a lot of is clothes.. so even if you can't donate $$$ please look around your house, talk to your friends and help donate CLEAN jackets and blankets

Help us collect and donate Clothes to Afghanistan (tags)

Hi everyone please help, and email me if you have any questiones

Desert Movies: Tanks and off-roaders trash CA deserts - SAN DIEGO DEC. 17 (tags)

DEC. 6: Come to this free Southern California screening of 2 new indy films about the US military, off-roaders and their harmful effects on the California Desert.

San Diego IndyMedia (tags)

SDIMC gets official!

no better time then now... (tags)

The World Liberation Army is looking for revolutionary anti-capitalist people and groups.

Over 100 Turn Out in San Diego for Peace Mobilization October 27 (tags)

Over 100 people turned out in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego October 27 for part of an international series of actions against the U.S. war in Afghanistan. But participation dropped off from the previous anti-war action two weeks ago after factional clashes prevented the largest antiwar group in San Diego, the Coalition for Peace and Justice, from endorsing the event.

San Diego Action Network Hosts Meeting on Border Issues (tags)

The San Diego Action Network hosted a meeting on border issues October 26 featuring Connie Garcia from the San Diego Environmental Health Coalition and Benjamin Prado from the Raza Rights Coalition. Featured topics included "Operation Gatekeeper," toxic wastes dumped in Mexico by U.S. companies and how NAFTA has impacted border issues.

Geoffrey Smith at San Diego Anti-Fast Track Rally, 10/22/01 (tags)

Geoffrey Smith, conservation coordinator for the San Diego chapter of the Sierra Club, speaks at the anti-fast track rally organized by the San Diego/Imperial Counties Central Labor Council October 22. The coalition of labor and environmental representatives at this event proves the "teamsters and turtles coalition" is alive and well in San Diego.

Photo #2, San Diego Anti-Fast Track Trade Rally, 10/22/01 (tags)

Participants in the anti-fast track rally held Monday, October 22 outside National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego. The aim of the action was to persuade Congressmember Susan Davis, recently elected with labor and environmentalist support, to vote against H.R. 3005, the fast-track bill currently being pushed through Congress.

San Diego Queer Demos Reverse Stance, Rate Dumanis “Acceptable” for D.A. (tags)

Members of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club voted October 25 to rate openly Lesbian judge Bonnie Dumanis “acceptable” in her current race for San Diego County District Attorney, the highest level of support the club can give to a non-Democrat. This reversed a decision from a previous meeting (see “San Diego Queer Democrats Fail to Support a D.A. Candidate,” posted October 4) at which questions had been raised about Dumanis’ commitment to reproductive choice and her opposition to clean needle exchange.

San Diego - Protest Against Police Brutality (tags)

October 22, 2001 - Downtown San Diego. Listen to audio clips from speeches and interviews.

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

350 people march in San Diego (tags)

San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice

San Diego Anti War Rally (tags)

Video of Sunday's (October 7) Rally in San Diego Ca. 18 mins

San Diego Anti-War Protest (tags)

People coming together and satnding up for peace at the Anti-War protest in San Diego on Sunday.

San Diego Anti-War Protest (tags)

Hundreds of peace supporters gathered for at the San Diego Anti-War protest on sunday infront of the Horton Plaza Mall.

San Diego Anti-War Protest (tags)

Many Peace Supporters lined the side walk between 4th and 3rd street in San Diego on Sunday to protest the bombings by the US on Afghanistan.

San Diego Anti-War Protest (tags)

Speakers touched on many important subjects at the Anti-War Protest on Sunday in front of the Horton Plaza Mall in downtown San Diego.

San Diego Anti-War Protest (tags)

Supporters of all ages and ethnic backgrounds showed their support for peace at the Anti-War Protest in San Diego on Sunday.

San Diego (tags)

Youth come together and express their support for peace at the Anti-War Protest in San Diego on Sunday.

Over 170 San Diegans Protest First Day of U.S. Bombing Afghanistan (tags)

Over 170 people attended a rally and candlelight vigil in downtown San Diego October 7 to protest the first day of U.S. bombing raids against Afghanistan as revenge for the attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. September 11. The San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice, which organized the protest, considered the turnout excellent, especially for an emergency alert on short notice.

Radio IMC - San Diegans Protest Military Strikes! (tags)

300 - 400 People gathered in downtown San Diego tonight (10-07-01) to protest the United States' bombing of Afganistan. This is an 8 minute audio clip from the protest. Carol Jahnkow from the San Diego Peace Resource Center is the second person interviewed. For more information about upcoming organizing visit the Activist San Diego Website.

San Diego Queer Democrats Fail to Support a D.A. Candidate (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club couldn't agree to support any of the candidates for district attorney in the March 2002 election at their regular meeting September 27. Openly Lesbian Republican Bonnie Dumanis disappointed club members with her opposition to clean needle exchange programs and government funding of abortions for poor women.

S22 - San Diego Calls For Peace (tags)

This is a short photo essay on the downtown rally organized by a diverse coalition of community groups in San Diego. 9-22-01 **LINK to Activist San Diego for future events** Photos By Jim Carter, WebPage by Jonathan Snapp-Cook

Peace Rally in San Diego California (tags)

Between 200 and 300 people march in San Diego to demand Peace. There were many good speakers but I've only included Carol Jahnkow here as I was having a bad video day. :( Approximately 5mins For more detail read Mark Conlan's most excelent article at http://sandiego.indymedia.org/display.php3?article_id=10712

San Diegans Gather for Peace Vigil (9-14-01) (tags)

As candles were lit all over the nation, people gathered at Crystal Pier in San Diego to show their desire for a peaceful solution to the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

San Diego Vigil (tags)

Peace Vigil in San Diego at Horton Plaza Saturday, Sept. 22 at 2:00 PM If the U.S. uses force before Saturday, there will be a demonstration that day at 5 p.m., at the above location.

We are not worried at all!!!! (tags)

If the commies and ARA scum suckceed in closing down the Shack...

San Diego Eagle Scouts Return Awards at August 19 Rally (tags)

Jim Gieson (right), winner of the Boy Scouts of America's Eagle badge in 1981 and Youth Leadership in America award in 1983, resigned both awards August 19, 2001 in protest against the Scouts' continuing exclusion of Gay leaders and members. Howard Menzer (center), president of San Diego Scouting for All, also resigned his Eagle badge. Mick Rabin (left) had given his up for similar reasons in May 2000.

San Diego Redistricting Process Limps to a Close (tags)

San Diego's Redistricting Commission, charged with drawing City Council district lines for the 2002 and 2004 elections, nearly deadlocked over where to put the Sea World amusement park. Eventually the Commission chair supplied the necessary fifth vote for a plan that put Sea World in District 6, represented by environmentalist Councilmember Donna Frye (pictured).

San Diegans Rally In Support of Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Over 50 activists in San Diego turned out for an August 17 demonstration downtown at the Federal Building to support Mumia Abu-Jamal's fight for justice. Participants stood on all four corners of the First and Broadway intersection with Mumia banners.

San Diego Queer Demos Split Support in District 4 Council Race (tags)

The San Diego Democratic Club, a largely Queer organization whose major focus is the rights of Queer (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered) people, couldn't agree on a candidate to replace anti-Queer African-American District 4 Councilmember George Stevens. At their August 23 meeting they rated former Assembly candidate Dwayne Crenshaw and Stevens staffer Charles Lewis both acceptable.

Former Clinton Staffer Debates Anti-Globalization Activists in San Diego (tags)

UCSD Professor Dr. Richard Feinberg, a former advisor to the Clinton Administration on trade issues, debated four anti-globalization activists at the August 31 San Diego Action Network meeting on the topic, "NAFTA and FTAA: Good or Bad for San Diego?"

Fate of Mission Bay Derails San Diego Redistricting Plan (tags)

The San Diego Redistricting Commission, charged with drawing new boundaries for San Diego's City Council districts, hit an unexpected snag in a dispute over which district should include Mission Bay: District 2, now represented by developer-friendly Republican Byron Wear; or District 6, now represented by environmental activist and progressive Democrat Donna Frye.

Biojustice San Diego (tags)

This video documents the overwhelming police response to the recent Biojustice protests in San Diego.

BioJustice 2001 - All IMC Coverage Revisited (tags)

Just a bit over one month ago San Diego was the site of an amazing demonstration focused on Biotechnology. Here are all of the photos, videos and most of the stories from the BioJustice 2001 events. The Legal Team is still working on defending participants and making a case against the police. Call them if you have any information (619) 233-7744. Also call the City Attorney at (619) 533-5500 and demand that the charges are dropped against the "Biotech Protesters." See you in Toronto next June!

Local Union members demand money back from the energy companies at rally (tags)

Union Members rallied today to demand :"We want all the money back" from the energy companies.

San Diego Biojustice Protests: Did the Police Overreact? (tags)

The San Diego Action Network held a debate July 27 on the topic, "Biojustice: Did the Police Overreact?" But the debate was one-sided because the city, the police and downtown business groups all refused to participate. Instead representatives of Biojustice and the National Lawyers' Guild discussed police abuses during the June 24-27 BIO 2001 convention in San Diego, and the San Diego IMC debuted a 10-minute video documenting the oppressive police presence.

CITIES IN PROTEST (actualized) (tags)

more than 140 Cities all over the world march against the brutal breaking of laws and human rights by the italian police after the g8 meeting in genova

Carlo and Solidarity with Genoa (tags)

On Monday July 23rd 2001 in San Diego CA, USA, citizens turned out to express rage and grief for the death of Carlo and Solidarity with the Genoa demonstrators and the Anti Global movement in general.

Saving San Diego's Canyons - Navajo Canyon (tags)

The San Diego Foundation helps the Sierra Club Continue Successful Canyons Preservation Campaign. First Stop: Navajo Canyon

Genoa solidarity demonstration in San Diego (tags)

If they can get away with it in Genoa, how long before it happens here? We need to act now!

San Diego's Medical Marijuana Task Force Meets (tags)

San Diego's Medical Marijuana Task Force, formed to advise the City Council on how to implement Proposition 215, had its second meeting July 20 — but the panel has to deal with the long-standing distrust of the city and the police by medical-marijuana activists. A controversial arrest and handcuffing of a woman in her 60's and her seizure-prone son was discussed.

emergency solidarity protest in Los Angeles (english) (tags)

Meeting at 12400 Wilshire at the Italian Embassy at 2 on Saturday showing support to G8 protesters and outrage over the killing of Carlos Giuliani protest in Los angeles 12400 Wilshire at 2 show solidarity

c'Love obituary (tags)

Local Artist, C'Love, Has Passed Away There will be a service for her at the Women's Center on the UCSD campus from 2 until 5 on July 22.

Support Biojustice Arestees (tags)

The BioJustice Legal Support Team needs your help in supporting those arrested during Biojustice, and in holding the city and police accountable for their actions through the Biojustice gathering.

Support BioJustice Arrestees (tags)

For weeks leading up to and during the week of BioJustice, San Diego took on a heavy, militarized police presence. The BIO conference has now left San Diego, but activists are still feeling the heat of this intimidation. The BioJustice Legal Support Team needs your help in supporting those arrested during Biojustice, and in holding the city and police accountable for their actions through the Biojustice gathering.

PEOPLE'S MARCH FOR BORDER ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (San Diego) (tags)

Join San Diego and Tijuana residents to demand corporate accountability from New Frontier Trading Corp., the U.S.-owned parent company of Metales y Derivados, an abandoned lead smelter containing 6,000 metric tons of lead slag that continues to poison children and families in Colonia Chilpancingo, Tijuana.

National Day of Prison Protest: Speak Out and Demonstration @ Las Colinas (tags)

The San Diego Chapter of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, in solidarity with the National Prison Reform Unity Project, is organizing a Speak Out and Demonstration in front of the Women's Detention Facility in Las Colinas. Saturday, July 14th, 2001: 10am-12pm 9000 COTTONWOOD AVE, SANTEE

Another Homerun (tags)

YES!

San Diego Biodev 2001 (tags)

Energy Solution Up to You, Speakers Say (tags)

Though three of the speakers at San Diego's Energy Independence Day rally July 4 were elected officials — U.S. Congressmember Bob Filner, San Diego City Councilmember Donna Frye and Chula Vista City Councilmember Mary Salas — all of them stressed the need for strong grass-roots lobbying efforts to win publicly owned power and maximum use of efficiency and renewable energy sources to solve the California energy crisis.

Energy Independence Day in San Diego - Audio (tags)

This is audio from the second half of the Energy Independence Day Rally in San Diego. The audio clip is 54 minutes.

Letter to San Diego Union-Tribune (tags)

"San Diego Police hit a home run..." This is a letter I sent in response. Stephanie

Letter to San Diego Union-Tribune (tags)

"San Diego Police hit a home run..." This is a letter I sent in response. Stephanie

BioJustice Police Repression (tags)

October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality Demands: Drop the Charges Against All Those Arrested at the BioJustice Protests in San Diego

La Resistencia! (tags)

La Resistencia, what we're all about, our plans for the summer, meeting summary from 6/30, building the movement for immigrant rights, soping migra brutality, and the militarization of the border.

San Diego Viewpoint (tags)

San Diego folk back cops

San Diego Response (tags)

San Diego response to Bio2001

Biofizzle- San Diego (tags)

No organization for protest created "BioFizzle" in San Diego

Biofizzle- San Diego (tags)

No organization for protest created "BioFizzle" in San Diego

Biofizzle- San Diego (tags)

No organization for protest created "BioFizzle" in San Diego

Biofizzle- San Diego (tags)

No organization for protest created "BioFizzle" in San Diego

San Diego's Reaction to Protestors (tags)

Three Cheers for San Diego Police (tags)

San Diego Police hit a home run...

No Starbuck$ in O.B. (tags)

In the Ocean Beach community of San Diego a strange alliance of activists, people, and small buisness owners have gotten togeather to keep Starbuc$ from coming into the beach town. Tuesday 06/26/01 they were joined by people that were in town to protest the Bio-engineering trade show for a livly rally and march. SDIMC

Energy Independence Day (tags)

Energy Independence Day

San Diego Biotech2001- BioFact or Biofizzle?? (tags)

biofizzle

Hotel Worker Rally & Community March for Fair Housing Rally (tags)

Please come out and support our 650 companeros and companeras that are workers at the Hotel Del Coronado this Friday June 29th at 12pm! On Saturday please join us at 11am at the Sherman Heights Community Center at 2258 Island Ave to rally with the comunidad to battle against the gentrification of Sherman Heights, Barrio Logan and Golden Hill.

News Review- San Diego Bio 2001 (tags)

Biotech convention over in San Diego

SAN DIEGO- "BOIFIZZLE" (tags)

Local news in San Diego labeling the protest there as "Biofizzle"

McCarthyism in San Diego (tags)

Cops have too Much Power

Vandana Shiva - panel on Organics and Other Alternatives (tags)

Vandana Shiva (Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology, India) speaking at June 22 panel/workshop on Organics and Other Alternatives at 1st Unitarian Universalist Church in San Diego -16 min.

Activists vs. Undercover Cop (tags)

Several activists spotted an undercover cop, and they confronted him during the protest march to the San Diego convention center where the BioTech Conference was held.

BoiJustice vs. Bio 2001 (tags)

BioJustice/BioDevestation 2001 a success in drawing attention to outrage over unregulated, untested science at biotechnology-industry conference in San Diego.

BoiJustice vs. Bio 2001 (tags)

BioJustice/BioDevestation 2001 a success in drawing attention to outrage over unregulated, untested science at biotechnology-industry conference in San Diego.

BoiJustice vs. Bio 2001 (tags)

BioJustice/BioDevestation 2001 a success in drawing attention to outrage over unregulated, untested science at biotechnology-industry conference in San Diego.

Make July 4 Energy Independence Day in San Diego! (tags)

U.S. Congressmember Bob Filner, San Diego City Councilmember Donna Frye and Chula Vista City Councilmember Mary Salas are joining other speakers and grass-roots activists in an "Energy Independence Day" rally in San Diego on the Fourth of July.

Cops Interrogate and board the boat of the BioJustice Demonstrators in San Diego (tags)

Picture of the San Diego Coast Guard boarding the boat to interrogage those on the boat. A media person was there to video tape the event. These are photos exported

Mutiny at San Diego Harbor (tags)

On Sunday June 24, 2001, BioJustice Activists rowed out to sea in a tiny row boat and demonstrated against the Bio.org Conference going on on shore at the San Diego Convention Center.

"We're Having More Fun Than You Are" (tags)

San Diego mainstream media groups and city officials use the trumped-up threat of violent public assembly and enlist several police forces in an attempt to quash free speech by opponents of BIO 2001. The attempt fails.

From San Diego W/ Love! BioJustice J24 J25 (tags)

Collage of sights and sounds from BioJustice 2001 J24 and J25!

"Gaurdian Angles", right-wing group that works with cops at biotech protest (tags)

here are the "Guardian Angles" .. They are a right-wing fascist fuck group that works in conjunction with the San Diego police. I overheard them talking behind me during the march, and the guy on the right said, "if they cross over this line then beat the shit out of them". Then I turned around and just looked at him.

Butterfly (tags)

(C) 2001 Dang Ngo. Free for use by progressive nonprofit organizations and for personal use. All other rights reserved. Anti-biotechnology activist, Satya Nupur, dons a monarch butterfly outfit to protest biotechnology’s harmful impact on this butterfly and other endangered species at the Biotech Convention in San Diego on June 24, 2001. Nuper, joined by over 1000 other protesters, marched peacefully from Balboa Park to the convention center where the biotechnology industry was meeting. A giant banner reading “Biotech Perverts, Get Out of our Genes” was also hoisted into to sky to greet the convention attendees.

Burger King protest #3 (tags)

Protesters converge on a San Diego Burger King.

Burger King demonstration #2 (tags)

Burger King demonstration in San Diego, June 25, 2001.

Burger King demo in San Diego (tags)

Burger King demonstration, San Diego, CA on June 25, 2001.

University of California, San Diego Begging (tags)

University of California, San Diego Begging for Money

Protesters are few and well-behaved (tags)

the San Diego corporate media's viewpoint

BioDevistation 2001 vs. Bio 2001 - San Diego (tags)

San Diego BioDevistation 2001 a success in spite of overwhelming police intimidation and harassment.

BioDevistation 2001 vs. Bio 2001 - San Diego (tags)

San Diego BioDevistation 2001 a success in spite of overwhelming police intimidation and harassment.

BioDevistation 2001 vs. Bio 2001 - San Diego (tags)

San Diego BioDevistation 2001 a success in spite of overwhelming police intimidation and harassment.

BioDevistation 2001 vs. Bio 2001 - San Diego (tags)

San Diego BioDevistation 2001 a success in spite of overwhelming police intimidation and harassment.

BioDevistation 2001 vs. Bio 2001 - San Diego (tags)

San Diego BioDevistation 2001 a success in spite of overwhelming police intimidation and harassment.

KPFA Flashpoints Radio June 25, 2001: Report from San Diego (audio link) (tags)

KPFA Flashpoints Radio June 25, 2001 (link to audio in text below) - The official assault on Bio Devastation 2001 (11 min) - Professor Richard Falk receives police protection after death threats for BBC documentary comments (18 min) - Native-American activist Ward Churchill on the saga of Leonard Peltier (25 min)

Voices from the Street during Biojustice 2001 Protests (tags)

various comments from participants in the Biojustice 2001 demonstrations in San Diego through June 25, 2001

Center piece of the San Diego Corporate Health Fair (tags)

Viagra/Pfizer had a big exhibit at the Embarcadero park in San Diego-- the Viagra racing car! This exhibit was very popular with the police who out numbered tourists and protesters.

inflatable police (tags)

San Diego police on the bay burning gas and poluting the water looking for dangerous protesters armed with banners.

San Diego News Spin on Bio 2000 (tags)

The usual media distortions try to spin what was a peaceful parade with an oppressive presence: "San Diego police have saved the city from being another Seattle."

BioDev San Diego (tags)

Today in San Diego about a thousand people marched against Bio Engineering. Here is a video collage of the march. Peace, Love, and Class Struggle......

Police Turn Out In Force for Biojustice March (tags)

A massive police presence turned out to control the anti-biotechnology march in San Diego Sunday, June 24 — including San Diego police officers, sheriff's deputies, Highway Patrol officers, four helicopters and other sophisticated equipment. After the march police surrounded protesters at Third and Broadway downtown and ticketed them for jaywalking. Two people who got tickets, Rob and Matt, are interviewed.

BioTech 2001 (tags)

BIODEVESTATION

Many Faces (tags)

A collection of pictures taken during the march in San Diego

Jaywalking is not a Crime (tags)

Who are they Serving and Protecting?

LAST MINUTE CHANGE: Andres Barrera Presentation (tags)

LAST MINUTE CHANGE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Andres Barreda workshop on the Plan Puebla Panama HAS BEEN MOVED. It will now be held at the WORLD BEAT CENTER, in Balboa Park, 2100 Park Blvd. CAMBIO DE LUGAR PARA EL TALLER DE ANDRES BARREDA. Debido a circunstancias fuera de nustro control, se cambiara el taller de Andres Barreda al WORLD BEAT CENTER en el Parque Balboa, 2100 Park Blvd.

The Rally is going on right now.... I can hear helicopters circling Activists (tags)

Activists made a friendship circle at the South East Circle of Balboa Park, then Head to the Streets towards the San Diego Convention Center while Police Presence remains High, and While California Highway Patrol officers block streets and circle the area with a Loud disruptive Helicopter in the air. As the Activists march, so do the police officers behind them.

Biojustice at the Starlight Bowl: June 23, 2001 (tags)

Vivid presentations, a disappointing turnout and a heavy police presence marked the big Biojustice/Beyond Biodevastation V rally at the Starlight Bowl in San Diego's Balboa Park June 23, 2001. Speakers raised issues ranging from the morality and efficacy of patents on life to the potential for genetically based discrimination against people with disabilities and their frustration at not being able to dialogue with the biotech industry.

Biojustice at the Starlight Bowl: Transcripts from Press Conferences (tags)

Transcripts of some of the presentations made at press conferences during the Biojustice/Beyond Biodevastation V rally at the Starlight Bowl in Balboa Park, San Diego, June 23, 2001. Speakers include Dr. Paul Billings, Center for Responsible Genetics; Anthony Imparato, American Association of People with Disabilities; Peter Rosset, Food First!; Edward Hammond, Sunshine Institute; Cathleen Kneen, Ramshorn (Canada).

Views of Teach-In (Friday night) (tags)

Snapshots of performers.

San Diego Independent Media Center in Full Effect (tags)

Friday and Saturday the San Diego Independent Media Center, we're getting ready for the BioJustice and Bio Conference Action coverage..... Here's a picture of the Journalists who are ready or at the scene now....

Biotech Dragon (tags)

Biotech Dragon emerges at Convergance Center.

Downtown Prepares For BIO 2001, Shop Owners Hope For Business Boost (tags)

SAN DIEGO, 7:14 p.m. PDT June 22, 2001 -- Residents and shop owners in the Gaslamp Quarter are preparing for the coming BIO 2001 convention, 10News reported.

Biotech foes begin teach-ins (tags)

HILLCREST, June 22 –    Thousands of protesters are expected to converge on San Diego to protest the Bio 2001 biotech conference at the San Diego Convention Center. Friday, some of the protest organizers held a teach-in to explain their opposition to the way corporations are using genetic research. 

UCSD on Security Alert for BioDev (tags)

This message was sent through the UCSD Litstervs...

Vandana Shiva at the BioJustice 2001 Kick Off (tags)

Vandana Shiva spoke passionately at this evening's teach-in events in San Diego. The room for this panel on organic agriculture was packed with over seventy people.

The Green Party of San Diego endorses Biojustice actions (tags)

The GPSD endorses and supports Biojustice 2001 efforts to educate and mobilize the public for the conference in June 22 and 23. GP members also agreed to organize a contingency that would take part in the main permitted march on Sunday, June 24 at 12:30pm from Balboa Park to the Convention Ctr

CIVIL LIBERTIES EXPERTS AVAILABLE DURING BIOTECH CONFERENCE DEMONSTRATIONS (tags)

Spokespeople for the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties will be available for comment and live and taped interviews regarding civil liberties issues which may arise during protests anticipated during the upcoming Bio2001 Conference.

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.

Biojustice Deportations Planned (tags)

San Diego law enforcement authorities are in the process of deporting 300-500 juvenile offenders.

Late Night Preparation for SD BioJustice 2001 (tags)

BioJustice Activists work late into the night preparing a Goddess Puppet for the upcoming protest to raise awareness about the dangers of Bio-engineering.

Industry, opposition bringing their viewpoints to San Diego for Bio2001 (SD UT) (tags)

Growing debate: Industry, opposition bringing their viewpoints to San Diego for Bio2001 By Thomas Kupper , UNION-TRIBUNE Staff Writer June 20, 2001

BioTech History: San Diego is big part of a big gamble , Major companies bet... (tags)

San Diego is big part of a big gamble, Major companies bet millions that resistance won't kill market By Thomas Kupper  UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

Why come to San Diego to protest biotechnology? (tags)

The biotech issue is central to today’s anti-globalization, anti-corporate, environmental, social justice and other struggles. Activists from all over the US and internationally are coming to San Diego June 22-27 to protest the Biotechnology Industry Organization convention.

The History of Free Speech in San Diego, or Can't Jail the Spirit! (tags)

In 1912, the IWW (the Wobblies) were brutally suppressed in a struggle to maintain a freespeech area in downtown San Diego.

Community agreements for Biojustice/Biodevistation 2001 (tags)

Community agreements for Biojustice/Biodevistation 2001

Mutant Vegetables Label Food!!! (tags)

Strange Vegetables are showing up around San Diego. For the last few Thursdays they have been seen at Trader Joe's in Hillcrest and Pacific Beach. Where did they come from? What are they doing? Does anyone have pictures?

CALL TO ACTION: CONFRONTING THE BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ON ITS OWN TURF (tags)

The next mass mobilization is June 22-27 in San Diego against the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Will you be there?

Biojustice! Call to Action (tags)

International Call to Action! Join anti-biotech activists in San Diego in staging a five day counter-conference to the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) annual meeting, June 22 - 27. If you can't attend the demonstration in San Diego, we call for solidarity actions around the world. Stage a demonstration in your community to protest BIO's control over our food supply and genetic heritage. Demand BIOJUSTICE!

Media Activist Camp (tags)

Youth Organizing Communitites met on June 2nd and the 3rd. The purpose of the media camp was to learn, share, and practice training skills in order to mainpulate and use independent media.

Growing Global movement! Stop genetic engineering and protest Bio2001 (tags)

Protest the Chemical Companies!!

UCSD STUDENTS, JANITORS’ UNION VOW ESCALATE ACTIONS (tags)

The UCSD Students For Economic Justice (SEJ) will hold a major demo continue the immense pressure on the administration at UCSD.

Hey Calfornian's lets give GWB the welcome he deserves! (tags)

Express your love for GWB and the spread the word about the scheduled meet and greets at the following locations and times.

School Lunch story in Youth NewspaperNormal (tags)

Normal Heights Elementary School has a youth newspaper.

PROTEST BUSH'S ENERGY PLAN in SAN DIEGO!! (tags)

PROTEST BUSH'S ENERGY PLAN: Demand that Bush implement wholesale ENERGY PRICE CAPS NOW!

CALL FOR BLACK BLOC IN SAN DIEGOBIOJUSTICE ACTION (tags)

June 24th-27th the evil scientists and greedy corporate assholes will be meeting in San Diego for the Bio Conference. On june 24th-27th the anarchists will be coming to San Diego to stop this meeting.

San Diego IMC Extravaganza, Poetry, --CLICK HERE! (tags)

IMC EXTRAVAGANZA! VIDEO, MUSIC, DANCE, POETRY, FOOD Featuring the following films: Free America-Trade Bush!: the FTAA protests at the SD/TJ border Storm from the Mountain: the Zapatour to Mexico City Bodies and Boundaries: families divided by the border Praha 2000: The World Bank and IMF Under Siege

Break The Chains Of Injustice - June 16, 2001 (tags)

6th Annual Conference On Raza Prisoners and Colonialism

Larson Park (bilingüe) (tags)

San Diego FTAA protestors at larson park, protestantes en Larson Park contra el ALCA

This is The BEST PICTURE of the SD-FTAA Protest (tags)

the protest was relatively peaceful, although the san diego police did look poised and ready for violence....la protesta fue relativamente pacifica, sinembargo la policia de San Diego parecía estar listo para acudir a la violencia.... thankfully it was a peaceful protest, lets hope that the Biodevastation protest stays as such.... peaceful... gracias a todos, fue una protesta pacífica, esperemos que la protesta www.biodev.org sea tambien igual, pacifica....

SD-FTAA Protest Pictures April 27, 2001 (tags)

picture of the Fence that divided the Highway that helps border crossers enter Tijuana from San Ysidro, CA.... the protestors met up face to face with the military type- San Diego police....

JULIA BUTTERFLY HILL at San Diego State Univ. FRIDAY, MAY 11TH, 2001 @ 7PM (tags)

FRIDAY, MAY 11TH, 2001 @ 7PM. SDSU's Montezuma Hall.

Student shot 9 times on May Day (tags)

UC San Diego student reveals the wounds he suffered after being shot 9 times with rubber bullets during the Long Beach May Day rally.

Orange County Rally Against Hate (tags)

Speaker on Native American issues at Rally Against Hate in Newport Beach April 28.

STUDENTS AND JANITORS MARCH FOR LIVING WAGES AND RESPECT (tags)

March followed a live performance from OZOMATLI; Students demanded to rehire unlawfully fired worker, and living wages.

URGENT ACTION -- Tell Congresswoman Davis to Vote YES on the Biggert Amendment (tags)

ACTION NEEDED: U.S. Congresswoman Susan Davis is on the House Education Committee and is currently in opposition to the Biggert amendment because of unfounded fears that schools in San Diego will lose funding.

May Day at UCSD (tags)

Demonstrator at Janitors for Justice rally at the University of California, San Diego.

Stop the FTAA (tags)

Stop the FTAA

Free America - Trade Bush (tags)

Free America - Trade Bush

Join San Diego Biojustice Action June 22-27! (tags)

CELEBRATE life and RESIST the biotechnology industry and genetically modified foods in San Diego June 22-27, 2001!

Queers Under Attack at LA Independent Media Center (tags)

Queers are under heavy attack at LA Independent Media. We need a fucking rally against hate right here--or perhaps we need a few suicide bombers?

April 21st & The Borders Within Our Own Movement (tags)

The April 21st San Diego-Tijuana Border March enjoyed symbolic success in that a border was crossed and some exposure was gained, but what the events of the day also exposed are some divisions within the counter-globalization movement.

Rally Against Hate Saturday AM !!!!!! (tags)

Don't forget to take a stand against hate this weekend as the Center for Reclaim America meets to promote reparative therapy for the GLBT community, and trains people to take over our school boards and city councils.

Fuck You to the FTAA (tags)

San Diego activists send a clear message to the FTAA. Lenght 20 seconds Flmed at Larsen Park, San Yisidrio April 21, 2001

Martians invade La Jolla, saying they are sick of the fast new pace of outer spa (tags)

The end of the beginning?

Alto a Guárdian (Stop Operation Gatekeeper) II (tags)

Alto a Guárdian (Stop Operation Gatekeeper) II

CALL TO ACTION-BIOJUSTICE 2001 (tags)

A CALL TO ACTION: END CORPORATE CONTROL AND PATENTS ON LIFE-- BIOJUSTICE 2001, A CELEBRATION OF BIODIVERSITY AND ACTION TO RESIST BIOTECHNOLOGY--coming to San Diego June 22-27

A21 San Diego - Tijuana border action (tags)

protester lets hair fly at the border!

A21 San Diego - Tijuana border action (tags)

more expressive costumes!

A21 San Diego - Tijuana border action protester (tags)

One of several protesters with impressive costumes that beautifully expressed the sentiment of people vs corporate power!

U.S./Mexico Action - Border Game! (tags)

"Let's Play the Border Game!" Guerilla Theatre.

A21 San Diego/Tijuana Border action (tags)

Protesters and riot cops are divided by a fence lining the highway at the border.

A21 San Diego: An Overview (tags)

While thousands of protestors surged through the streets of Quebec City April 21 to protest the Summit of the Americas meeting and the FTAA, people from all over California gathered in solidarity near the Mexican Border in San Diego.

The false claims of the "Pacifist Left" exposed (tags)

Comments about the San Diego FTAA protest and its organizers

Interview with demonstrator at San Diego (tags)

Quick interview with "Moonshine" about the FTAA at the demonstration which took place in San Diego at the U.S/Mexico border on April 21, 2001 - (sorry about the quality )

SAN FRANCISCO RALLIES AGAINST FTAA (tags)

Updates re: SF rally

corporate border guard (tags)

April 21 Protest at the San Diego/Tijuana border

Coming next: Biotech industry comes to SD (tags)

A CALL TO ACTION: END CORPORATE CONTROL AND PATENTS ON LIFE-- BIOJUSTICE 2001, A CELEBRATION OF BIODIVERSITY AND ACTION TO RESIST BIOTECHNOLOGY--coming to San Diego June 22-27

Protestors march to border (tags)

Protestors march in streets to the Tijuana-San Diego border

border cops (tags)

Cops at the San Diego/TJ Border

Border State Park Protest Relocated to Playas de Tijuana (tags)

San Diego's weather was nothing like what it usually is, It rained. It poured, and created a mud disaster at the San Ysidro Border State Park. Activists turned around at the sight of MUD. Only trucks with 4x4's were allowed to cross through the muddy situation and continue their journey to the protest at the Border. Some activists did cross the border, the majority just chanted and held their signs up at the border crossing area.

Border State Park Protest Relocated to Playas de Tijuana (tags)

San Diego's weather was nothing like what it usually is, It rained. It poured, and created a mud disaster at the San Ysidro Border State Park. Activists turned around at the sight of MUD. Only trucks with 4x4's were allowed to cross through the muddy situation and continue their journey to the protest at the Border. Some activists did cross the border, the majority just chanted and held their signs up at the border crossing area.

Demonstrators at FTAA Demo, Larsen Park, San Diego 21 April 2001 (tags)

Demonstrators at FTAA Demo, Larsen Park, San Diego 21 April 2001

FTAA Demo, Larsen Park, San Diego, 21 April 2001 (tags)

Speakers at FTAA Demo, Larsen Park, San Diego, 21 April 2001

Global Women's Workers at FTAA Demo, Larsen Park, San Diego, 21 April 2001 (tags)

Global Women's Workers at FTAA Demo, Larsen Park, San Diego, 21 April 2001

FTAA Demonstration 21 April 2001 at Larsen Park, San Diego (tags)

FTAA Demonstration 21 April 2001 at Larsen Park, San Diego

Chiapas Bus @ Chicano Park in Barrio Logan, San Diego, CA (tags)

This bus recently returned from Chiapas, is preparing for Chicano Park demonstrations, in solidarity with the FTAA. The 31st Chicano Park Anniversary coincided with the FTAA Border protest.

Congressman Filner at San Diego FTAA forum (tags)

Comment by one attendee on remarks and personal interaction with Congressman Bob Filner at San Diego FTAA forum/teachin

Medea Benjamin of Global Exchange Speaks at San Diego FTAA Teach-In (tags)

Medea announces that the wall of shame in Quebec City had been breached, and says "we must tear down walls and build for the future".

SAN DIEGO REVOKES PROTEST PERMIT (tags)

Urgent : City of San Diego Revokes Permit for US /Mexico Border Demonstration

Mumia Abu-Jamal speaks on Global Corporatization (tags)

International Action Center info about FTAA events in Quebec and elsewhere. Mumia commentary on threats of Globalization.

Black Bloc's Refusal To Bow To Liberals (english) (tags)

(originaly published on www.indymedia.org. Is this dude for real?) by SKAA 1:09pm Mon Apr 16 '01 Response to appeals made by non-violent activists for the BB not to show up at the FTAA Border action

Break The Chains Of Injustice - June 16, 2001 (tags)

6th Annual Conference On Raza Prisoners and Colonialism

Police Prepare Chemical Agent Teams In Seattle For N30, 2000 Protests (tags)

Mass Arrests Expected In Seattle On Anniversary Of WTO Protests

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