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Fukushima 8 Ywars On (tags)
8 years after Fukushima, the disaster and the coverup continue.
Willetts Design & Associates Earns Coveted Gold Nugget Honors (tags)
Willetts Design & Associates earned its Merit honors for Zenyara, which was honored for Best Custom Home over 8,000 sq. ft.
Why has the US gone mad? (tags)
Donald Trump blames scapegoats. Why does the US permanently seek new conflicts, send terrorists to Syria, organize the Ukraine coup, escalate with North Korea and threaten to bomb wherever it siuts them? The real reason could be that the US is bankrupt.
Systematic Lies and Disinformation From Above (tags)
"In Oct 1962, John F. Kennedy, a level-headed president, sat in the White House and spoke with the Soviet leader Khrushchev through a secret "back channel" behind the backs of his generals and secret services and prevented Cuba's bombing and invasion.
Last of California's nuclear power plants is on its way out (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free future. Here is out January 2018 report:
Hurricanes Katrina, Harvey, Irma, and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process (tags)
This article surveys the relationship between the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process and catastrophic weather events in the US.
Hurricane Katrina, Harvey, Irma, and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process (tags)
This article points out how catastrophic weather events have coincided with the Peace Process initiatives.
Nuclear Shutdown News October 2016 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free world. What follows is our October edition, which is dedicated to Judy Friedman of Connecticut’s Peoples Action for Clean Energy (PACE)! Nuclear Shutdown New
Nuclear Shutdown News October2015 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future.
Shoot the Messenger: Blame the Victim (tags)
Victims of rape are often blamed for the assaults because of the lingering sexism in our society.
Pacifica clearly endangered. Reposting info here: (tags)
This is a repost of an email being made available to many who care about keeping the Pacifica 5 stations together vs. some PNB members who want to sell off 3 ailing radio stations to maintain the remaining 2 in California. - - - - - - - If you want to : Please sign their court petition at http://www.jotformpro.com/PDGG/petition Otherwise, the information contained in this reposting may update what else is secreted and not-known-in-LA because there is no transparency, no openness and only requests for $$$ pledges by local KPFK.
Beware of increasing medical torture at fed and state hospitals, beware of hostile federal (tags)
A new con job by criminals or government on unsuspecting craigslist landlords. Also forced injections of journalist leads to censorship of his newsposts at google. Protect your young from federal and state abuses and lies
At the AFL-CIO Convention, Leaders Ask: What Direction for Labor? (tags)
The acknowledgment of Labor’s existential crisis and the recognition that something must be done to resolve it is the key issue at the AFL-CIO’s four-day quadrennial convention in Los Angeles. The urgency of the situation has compelled Labor’s top officials to experiment in a search for solutions.
Five-point approach to manage Chinese and US presence in the West Philippine Sea (tags)
Akbayan Partylist today proposed to the Aquino government a "five-point approach" in handling the current territorial dispute with China and the increasing involvement of the United States in the conflict.
Longshore Struggle Brews on Both Coasts, Part 2 (tags)
In the Northwest, at the terminals on the Columbia River, Puget Sound, and Portland, Oregon, the membership of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) are on the defensive against the Northwest Grain Handlers Association (NWGHA). The conflict involves nearly 3,000 workers at terminals that handle a quarter of the nation’s grain exports.
Longshore Struggle Brews on Both Coasts (tags)
Part I - It’s a familiar pattern: those on top of the economic ladder enjoy massive profits, while expecting workers to sacrifice even more for the “greater good.”
A Pretty Good Election, but the Right Still Rules (tags)
The November 6, 2012 election turned out fairly well for progressives — from Barack Obama retaining the presidency to a true Left-wing Democrat like Bob Filner winning for Mayor of San Diego — but the Right is still strong. The issue agendas and terms of discussion continue to be dictated by an increasingly militant Right wing and America's pathetic, ill-organized remnant of a Left no longer has the power to put pressure on the political system for progressive reforms the way it did in the 1890's, 1930's and 1960's.
Going Viral: Moors' Law for Oil says $7 a gallon gasoline in '17 (tags)
Moore's Law for transistor count is ending, but now there's Moors' Law for oil and it says gasoline -- US national average -- will be $7 in 2017 as oil reaches $120 a barrel. The law is named for Kent Moors, a professor Duquesne U. Specifically, the price of oil and the number of cars in China, which drives it, double every 5 years. These murderous prices change everything in society.
Queer Liberation Started in San Francisco, Not Stonewall (tags)
The legend says America's — and the world's — Queer liberation movement began with the riot at the Stonewall Inn bar in New York City in June 1969. But three months before, militant Queer activists in San Francisco had launched the Committee for Homosexual Freedom (CHF) and mounted the first-ever picket against a private employer for discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. Leo Laurence and Pat Brown, two veterans of that movement, brought their story to Activist San Diego June 16.
Nine Days with Mother (tags)
In this pioneering article from the December 1968 issue of Vector, an early Queer publication, Zenger's Newsmagazine associate editor Leo E. Laurence, J.D. tells his coming-out story and advises other Queer people on how to come out. Four months after this article was published, Leo co-founded the Gay Liberation Front in San Francisco and led the first demonstration against a private employer for anti-Queer discrimination in U.S. history in March 1969, three months BEFORE Stonewall.
Time Protestor Person of the Year (tags)
Even if editorial staff at Time magazine dubbed “the Protestor” as this year’s “Person-of-the-Year” doesn’t necessarily mean people at the Time, or it’s backstage managers, has garnered much appreciation or respect for “personhood” of the average outspoken dissenter. Likely they surveyed the landscape and realized the inevitable conclusion—2011 has had a lot of ubiquitous protestation around the world. So then an inevitable conclusion became refreshingly obvious—popular dissent is here all over as many status quos are being challenged.
Pulongbayan with Amb. Cusia in LA: Cusia Brags About US-RP Military Support vs China (tags)
Saying he was received with warmth in Los Angeles by the Filipino American community from the cold spell in the East Coast, Ambassador Jose L. Cusia Jr. regaled the capacity crowd with facts and figures on Filipino-American relations. The EPCC NEWS reported today that the newly designated Philippine Ambassador to the United States, Cusia held a Pulongbayan at the Rizal Hall of the Philippine Consulate General at 3600 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles last Friday Night, December 2, 2010 He was on his way to the 10th NAFFAA Regional Conference in San Diego on December 3, 2011 as a guest speaker.
Report Back: LA Forum on and Fundraiser for Haiti (tags)
Over 200 people, overwhelmingly Black people, came out for the Public Forum on and Fundraiser for Haiti. Actor and activist Danny Glover, Pierre Labossiere, co-founder of Haiti Action Committee, and Robert Roth, board member of Haiti Emergency Relief Fund were featured speakers at the event which both helped get the word out about what's happening on the ground in Haiti and raised funds to support the Haitian grassroots. Margaret Prescod, host of KPFK's Sojourner Truth and Women of Color in the Global Women's Strike, chaired.
Bin Laden: Justice or Revenge? (tags)
The recent killing of Osama bin Laden by a U.S. Navy SEAL team spells an end to a remarkably successful terror operation that, by mounting one effective attack on September 11, 2001, ratcheted up the level of terror and fear in the U.S.; provided public support for a long-standing radical-Right agenda to effectively eliminate the due-process rights of the U.S. Constitution and put Americans under continuous surveillance; gave the Bush administration the pretext to invade Afghanistan and Iraq (the Obama administration has upped the number of wars the U.S. is fighting against Muslim nations from two to three by participating in the so-called ?no-fly zone? in Libya); and in general undermined American security while also encouraging millions of people in the Muslim world to take up terrorism out of hatred against America. The climate of fear carefully created by the U.S. government and corporate media around bin Laden is too useful to the Right-wing corporate agenda for them to allow it to be dispelled simply because bin Laden is no more.
U.S. House of Representatives: Stupid? Crooks? or Stupid Crooks? (tags)
Some of our representatives are just plain dumb as box of shale. They may even believe that American oil can be sold at Mom and Pop's Gas-It-Up.
Lê’s “Gangster” Not Just Another Immigration Memoir (tags)
Lê Thi Diem Thúy was brought to this country from Viet Nam by her father in 1978, when she was six, but her book “The Gangster We Are All Looking For,” honored this year by the San Diego Public Library and PBS as the 2011 “One Book, One San Diego,” isn’t your ordinary immigrant’s memoir. Presented as a novel — which allows Lê to tap her childhood for material without having to be bound by literal truth — “Gangster” is written in an almost poetic prose style, rich in nature imagery, characteristic of many Asian writers who learned English as a second language. Introducing, reading from and commenting on the book at the Public Library downtown on February 2, Lê gave a presentation touching on a lot of the issues raised in her book, including culture clashes, the role of the imagination and language as a force that can tear people apart as much as it can bring them together.
“How Do You Know” is a real cat shit slow ball of a movie. (tags)
James L. Brooks’ new movie “How Do You Know” is a real cat shit of a slow ball (that is as Owen Wilson, or Matty Reynolds, the never-too-conscientious autistic, actually relates a hope-you-feel-better story to Reese Witherspoon, as Lisa, about a disgruntled x-baseball player who sent cat shit by mail to the manager that fired him). Once upon a time there lived an insulated, highly paid, professional straw blonde pitcher who lived like a prince in a castle—that is an expensive high rise, posh, penthouse. By the way, this movie really is a more or less a juvenile fairytale—although at times it’s surprisingly funny.
America's Gulf: An Ongoing Catastrophic Disaster (tags)
Obama complicity in worst ever environmental crime
BP oil spill planet killer (tags)
The oil pressure coming up the oil deep water pipe was running between 20,000 and 70,000 PSI. Science Advisor Richard C. Hoagland warned listeners that an even worse catastrophe could be looming if a giant gas bubble that has formed at the site of the leak on the ocean floor should blow. Hoagland said the pressure in the pipe is 100,000 or more lbs of pressure per squire inch or PSI.
Punished for having PTSD (tags)
Article on PTSD veterans
BP and Administration Lies, Deceit and Coverup in the Gulf (tags)
The Gulf is now a crime scene
Lessons from the Gulf (tags)
Gulf spill potentially greatest ever environmental disaster
2010 Philippine Election Campaign Heats Up in the US (tags)
Supporters of different presidential candidates stepped up their campaign of support for their respective presidential candidates in the United States as the formal campaign period started in the Philippines on March 7. -- In Southern California, Villar supporters led by the Pimentel group known as TROPANG VILLAR are also held their fundraiser in Duarte, California last Friday, March 5. They were supported by Filipino and American realtors and relatives of Villar in the Los Angeles area. They were heartened by the latest news that Villar is on a statistical tie with Aquino according to latest survey results.
Michelle Jackson: Sign-Language Interpreter, First Female San Diego Leatherboys President (tags)
Michelle Jackson knew she was going to be interested in languages from the age of five,when her father took her across the border from San Diego to Tijuana and she heard Spanish for the first time. In college she studied American Sign Language (ASL) and ultimately made her living as an interpreter for the deaf community. It was a job she took to interpret at a San Diego Leatherfest that led her to the Leather/kink/BDSM community — and she's become an energetic activist in it, serving as Ms. San Diego Leather 2005 and recently being elected the first female president of the San Diego Leatherboys.
GMA Loyalist Corpus Assumes OVA (tags)
General Victor Corpus assumes his office as Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA)in the RP Embassy in the United States, He was sworn into office by Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita in Malacanang. Present OVA person General Delfin Lorenzana is by a known GMA psychopath, retired ISAFP general Victor Corpus. Corpus is a know loyal GMA supporter.
Filipino Veterans rejects GMA loyalist Corpus as OVA Chief (tags)
Different veterans groups in the United Stares protests the appointment of retired general Victor Corpus to the RP Embassy by the Philippine president Gloria M. Arroyo. Present Office of the Veterans Affairs (OVA) person is Ret. Gen. Delfin Lorenzana is being replaced by a known GMA psychopath, retired ISAFP general Victor Corpus. Corpus is a know loyal GMA supporter.
JFAV SUPPORTS DALUYONG: 3-Day Filipino American Youth Consultation in LA (tags)
The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), national alliance of veterans, students/youth and community advocates for veterans justice and equity rights, militantly and wholly supports the National Youth Consultation to be held in Historic Filipino Town in Los Angeles on July 24 and the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) Auditorium at 1300 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027 on July 25-26, 2009 . On July 24-26, a three-day consultation bringing together grassroots Filipino American youth organizations to build mechanisms of coordination on national issues, and bridge the divide amongst the Filipino Diaspora in addressing Philippine and International concerns. The national consultation, “DALUYONG: Surging to Confront the Crisis of Our Times”, is organized by the Bagwis Collective (IL), Committee on Pilipino Issues (IL), Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (NY/NJ), and the host organization Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB or Pro-people Youth, CA) under the auspices of the Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (Alliance Philippines). The event is also endorsed by a number of other progressive organizations across the U.S. and Canada (see complete list of current North American endorsements).
DALUYONG: Surging to Confront the Crisis of Our Times (tags)
Filipino American youth, both immigrant and US-born, are agitated and getting ready to tell the rest of the country where they stand and how they are to respond to the current economic crisis affecting their families, their education, their work, and their rights. They are concerned over current immigration policies, race relations, exploitation of women and children, and how these and other issues are linked to the broader global economic crisis and war. They are surging forward to claim what is inherently theirs – the future.
Daluyong: National Filipino American Youth Consultation (tags)
Daluyong: Surging to Confront the Crisis of Our Times is a national Filipino American Youth Consultation that will bring together progressive youth from California, New York, and Chicago to assess, share, and plan the necessary steps to advocate for our community’s concerns and to build a broad movement and program towards fundamental change.
Holocaust-denial events in SoCal, July 25 & 26 (tags)
This July, David Irving, a British neo-fascist and fraudulent historian, goes on the road in the United States, planning to hold approximately one and a half dozen speaking engagements over the course of a month. As militant anti-racists and anti-fascists, we are making a public call for resistance at each stop along the way of this tour.
The Angola Three: Torture in Our Own Backyard (in Spanish and English) (tags)
They were framed for murder after organizing a Black Panther Party prison chapter at the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Together, Herman Wallace, Robert King, and Albert Woodfox have spent more than 100 years in solitary confinement.
AJLPP MOBILIZES FOR MARCH FOR FULL IMMIGRANT RIGHTS US-WIDE ON MAY 1 (tags)
The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) calls on all immigrant right advocates and activists all over the United States to MARCH FOR FULL RIGHTS FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS! AMNESTY NOW! On May 1, 2009. The AJLPP Coordinators Arturo P. Garcia from the West Coast and East Coast Coordinator Riya Ortiz announced that the Filipino-American contingent composed of students, youth, women, domestic workers, veterans and community activists will join protest marches in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. In Los Angeles, AJLPP forces and allies will assemble at PEOPLE’S CORE on 1610 Beverly Blvd, Suite No. 2 Los Angeles, CA 90026 in Historic Filipinotown from 11:30 AM to 12:00 noon and proceed to assembly area in Broadway and Olympic, where the march starts at 1.00 PM
Memories Of Madison - My Life In The New Left (tags)
"The Young Republicans were all dressed up—men in suits and ties, women in dresses—and looked like they were attending a business meeting at the country club. Even though the Young Republicans were all white and most of them came from Wisconsin, I can’t say that I related to them much. But I felt even more alien at the meeting of the antiwar committee. The attendees were dressed in a much more Bohemian style and there was a lot of intense talk about politics. And they were Jewish."
Edgar Allan Poe: A Tragic, but Talented, American Original (tags)
Edgar Allan Poe, poet, novelist and literary critic, died in 1849, age 40, under mysterious circumstances, in Baltimore, MD. The British author, Peter Ackroyd, insightfully captures the trials and tribulations of this great man of letters in his latest tome, “Poe: A Life Cut Short.” Poe invented the modern detective story and his poem, “The Raven,” is a classic in the genre. Ackroyd reveals Poe’s battle with the bottle, and adds a wrinkle: his aversion to sex!
1/14: Palestine Watch:Latest News/Videos from Israeli Invasion & Killings in Gaza (tags)
The Israeli army continued its offensive against the Gaza Strip for the seventeenth day on Monday, killed twenty-six Palestinians, including 23 civilians, and wounded dozens of residents. At least 917 Palestinians were killed and more than 4260 were injured since the army initiated its attack....
AJLPP Year End Report, 2008 (tags)
The year 2008 started with a flurry of activities with the anti-war movement marking the 5th year of the US-occupation of Iraq and the War Against Terror and ended with a militant rallies at the Israeli Consulate against the siege and bombing of Gaza on Dec. 30,2008. As an opening salvo, the AJLPP participated in the first ever Women’s March Against the War in Los Angeles led by the GABNET of the MARIPOSA ALLIANCE that drew more than 800 people. The AJLPP also supported the militant Screen Actors Guild Strike in Hollywood. The AJLPP mobilized its forces together with its allies against the successive visits of US prime puppet Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in July in the East Coast and November on the West Coast
“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.
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.
Mexican Drug Cartels Out of Control in the U.S. and Mexico (tags)
In many areas of the United States the cartels have entered into partnerships with local gangs, in others they have directly assumed control of local drug distribution
SuperCorridor Defeat? Don't Bet On It (tags)
The scheme remains on track.
All Out on May Day! (tags)
On May 1, all 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast are to be shut down by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in protest against the U.S. war on Afghanistan and Iraq. This is a historic event of international significance: labor action against imperialist war by a major American union. The strategically placed port workers in the ILWU can bring commerce with Asia to a grinding halt, and they’re about to demonstrate it. The maritime employers are already screaming, and you can bet it’s got the attention of the warmongers in Washington. All labor should take up the challenge this poses: For workers strikes against the war! Meanwhile, immigrants’ rights groups are once again mobilizing on May Day. And on April 30 and May 1, the independent truckers who move cargo to and from the docks may play an important role in a shutdown. The imperialist war on Afghanistan and Iraq is also a war on immigrants, minorities, working people and democratic rights “at home.” We need to defeat this attack here and abroad, in opposition to both the capitalist war parties. The “antiwar movement,” whose aim has always been to pressure the Democrats, is at a dead end. What’s needed is working-class action independent of the bosses. What that takes is a fundamental break from the Democratic Party and the pro-capitalist politics that infuse the labor bureaucracy.
F. William Engdahl's "A Century of War" (tags)
An epic work on the importance of oil.
The Populist Surge (tags)
In the state that will kick off the presidential election this week, it's not a good time to be part of the moneyed elite--even in the Republican Party.
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.
Arizona treats Mexicans like Nazi Germany treated Jews (tags)
Arizona treats Mexicans like Nazi Germany treated the Jews
Head-Roc Continues To Get Greens behind BALL in 0 (tags)
Seeing the importance of California Green Party members, Head-Roc, co-campaign manager and independent hiphop artist, is continuing the Jared Ball/Capitol Resistance California Tour. Expressing his commitment to deliver the campaign's message of hope and inspiration Head-Roc stated “I’m excited about continuing the wonderful fellowship with California Greens as part of Dr. Ball’s efforts to earn the Green Party’s Presidential nomination, and continue to deliver the candidate's message of hope”.
Equity bill moved to ’08, vets dismayed (tags)
So near, yet so far.With two Republican senators continuing to block the bill getting a floor vote, Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), chairman of the committee on veterans affairs, has decided to hold action on the bill with the equity pension provision until February or March next year, Filipino World War II veterans leaders have learned.
Blackwater and the Brothers Krongard: How Cookie Crumbled (tags)
Accused of blocking an investigation into Blackwater, State Department IG Howard Krongard told Congress that his brother Buzzy has no ties to the military contractor. Buzzy says different.
LA and Nationwide: People Hit the Streets to Stop the War (tags)
The October 27 demonstrations represented another important step forward for the anti-war movement in the United States. Over 100,000 people took to the streets in coordinated regional and local protests to demand an immediate end to the war in Iraq, including well over 10,000 in Los Angeles.
NeoCon 'Plan Africa' Oil Manifesto (tags)
“Along with Latin America, West Africa is expected to be one of the fastest growing sources of oil and gas for the American market. African oil tends to be of high quality and low in sulfur, making it suitable for stringent refined product requirements, and giving it a growing market share for the refining Centers on the East Coast of the U.S.” “National Energy Policy Report” Office of the Vice President Richard Cheney May 16, 2001
The expression of the subversive love of the Cuban revolution (tags)
Not only have you graduated as medical doctors, but also as humanists. You have learned what it means to practice international solidarity and have understood the reality of preventive and healing medicine in a socio-political context. This brings to reality the much celebrated phrase of José Martí: Homeland is Humanity.
JFAV JOINS 5th HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN FESTIVAl, AUG. 4-5, 2007 (tags)
Justice for Filipino American Veterans ( JFAV ) composed of Filipino World War II veterans and their advocates, will join the 5th Historic Filipino Town Festival on August 4 and 5. Energized by recent victories JFAV veterans leaders led by Commanders Franco Arcebal,Peping Baclig, Jack Vergara and Nick Gadia will support the 5th year of commemorative activities on the designation by the city as Historic Filipinotown. The August 4-5 activities will be capped by a 5-kilometer run on Sunday Aug.5 More than 300 runners and walkers will participate on the event.
JFAV Pursue Lobbying for Equity Bills,Filipino Vets Win Commitments on Capitol Hill (tags)
Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV )Filipino World War II veterans and their advocates, energized by recent victories and their lobbyist Washington based the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans recently visited Capitol Hill (July 26-27) and thanked their Senators, House members and legislative staff for the progress on their equity pension and family bills. On Thursday evening, the ACFV leaders with JFAV veterans leaders led by Commanders Franco Arcebal,Peping Baclig and Nick Gadia commemorated the the 66th anniversary of the 1941 Military Order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt drafting Philippine Commonwealth soldiers into U.S. armed service.
amiri baraka on democracy now! (tags)
On 40th Anniversary of Newark Rebellion, a Look Back at Historic Unrest that Changed the Nation
IMMIGRATION DEBATES UP IN THE US SENATE, NEW SANCTUARY MOVEMENT LAUNCHED IN THE U.S. (tags)
The US Senate, after a long delay will finally begin debates this coming Wednesday, May 16, on the much-awaited comprehensive immigration reform bill that will decide the fate of more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The issue: Amnesty or a guest worker program? Senator Arlan Specter wanted the Senate Bill 2611 to be revived while the White House proposes a very expensive “ temporary guest worker program” The democratic party promised a comprehensive immigration reform that will be favorable to the large immigrant community where it derived its support during the last elections. On the other hand, the traditionally anti-immigrant republican party is trying to win over the conservative sector of the immigrant population by giving a limited reform. President Bush, whose wife is a Mexican, promised an immigration reform bill by the end of this year. Senators Ted Kennedy and John McCain are also bent to revive their own immigration bill that died last year during the Senate debates that gave way to SB 2611 that the Republican controlled lower house killed in 2006. The senate killed the oppressive HR 4437 but gave way to some of its anti-immigrant features in the SB 2611 that did not pass the republican controlled lower house. CDIR Immigrant Rights Update
AJLPP-USA Nationwide Mobilization for March 17 -18 Protests in Four Major US Cities (tags)
The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP), an alliance of Filipino American and allied solidarity organizations working for peace and justice, anti-war and racism in the United States and a member of the ANSWER Coalition will mobilize for the nationwide mass protests against the 4th year of the U.S Invasion and Occupation of Iraq and the 40th anniversary of the people’s march in Pentagon. March 1967 at the height of the US War in Vietnam. Los Angeles and Washington DC will be the focus of the anti-war mobilizations on March 17 while Seattle and San Francisco will mobilize tens of thousands of the anti-war protestors on March 18. AJLPP will be present on the four major cities mobilization against the war and racism both in the east and the west coast.
UAC Racists Plan To Rally Against Arabs/Islam/Immigrants (tags)
United American Committee is planning racist rallies on March 31. It's time to once again confront these racists
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
Dan Wooster, Neo-Expressionist Figures (tags)
Acclaimed California artist, Dan Wooster will show a collection of fine art at jFERRARI Gallery. The exhibition will commence on February 10th and close on March 10th. Opening Reception, February 10th, 6-11pm at jFERRARI Gallery in Atwater Village.
Send your unfinished knitting to be part of "Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (tags)
Initially an exploration of the sky high incidence of mental illness among Asian American women, incisive writer and performer Kristina Wong mixes sharp humor and shaky psychology in Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, a semi-autobiographical, serio-comic quest for a cheap fix to eradicate depression, anxiety and all-out neuroses. What came first? The chicken or the egg? Asian American women offing themselves en masse or the maddening world? Wong's irreverent and provocative work has given her a national cult following for "politically charged art with unapologetic humor." -Bitch Magazine
BREAKING INTEL: BUSHFRAUD'S NOVEMBER SURPRISE IS A KARL ROVE TERROR SCRIPTED OPERATION (tags)
Item: Yesterday on CNN and Fox News, V.P. Dick Cheney gave a tacit endorsement to Hillary Clinton for President in Nov 2008. This comes a week after Clinton visited major air bases in Canada aka British Intelligence MI-6 cells linked directly to Permindex, the British company that plotted and executed the murder of President JFK. Reference: True Colors, JFK Jr., and the attempted assassination of then V.P. Albert Gore Jr. in 1998 linked to the Bush-Clinton Crime Syndicate....
Celebrate the Liberation of Assata Shakur (tags)
November 2, 2006 is the 27th anniversary of the liberation of Assata Shakur from Clinton Correctional Facility in New Jersey.
Rahm Emanuel heads North American Mossad + PROMIS + laundered profits to Israel/Russian (tags)
Rosen is also tied to Ted Olson, Coca Cola copyright controversy and a scandal now developing which will link Rosen to Rahm Emanuel and the Mossad in the sale of and transfer of PROMIS Software involving the alleged Russian spy Robert Hanson and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and laundered profits to both Israel and the Russian Federation...
Nuclear Holocaust and The Politics of Radiation (tags)
This event featured three speakers: Doug Rokke, a Vietnam and Gulf War I Veteran and the Army's expert on depleted uranium; Leuren Moret, a whistle-blower from Livermore National Laboratory, expert lecturer on the health effects of depleted uranium; and Veteran Staff Sergeant Dennis Kyne who served as an Army medic during Gulf War I. Because they speak out about depleted uranium (DU), all three of these people are constantly harassed by the US government and its agents. Both Rokke and Kyne are in extremely serious medical condition because of their exposure to depleted uranium and other toxicants that the military tells our valiant warriors are safe. You may listen to all three lectures on Mindfully.org by clicking on the appropriate link below. Rokke's and Moret's have been transcribed. If you have time, please help us by transcribing Dennis Kyne's lecture and we will post it.
Hinggil sa Pagkansela ng Visa ni USEC Bolante sa Amerika (tags)
Nagulantang ang lahat ng arestuhin ng mga tuhan ng Imigrasyon ng Amerika si Jocelyn Bolante pagbaba nito sa paliparan ng Los Angeles. Diumano nakansela ang Visa nito at kung sino ang nagkansela ay isang naging bugtong na hindi masagot-sagot.Hindi ito gulong ng palad, ito ang sirkulo ng kawalanghiyaan ng isang angkang pampulitika na naging papet ng Imperyalismong US. Mula sa ama hanggang sa anak, iisang puno, iisang bunga Hindi ito gulong ng palad, ito ang sirkulo ng kawalanghiyaan ng isang angkang pampulitika na naging papet ng Imperyalismong US. Mula sa ama hanggang sa anak, iisang puno, iisang bunga!
A Century of Oil Imperialism (tags)
The current Iraq War, waged primarily to seize incredibly rich oil resources for the benefit of the U.S.-UK Oil Cartel, was predictable. This type of imperialistic evildoing has been going on for a century, and countries and individuals who get in the Cartel's way tend to meet violent ends.
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.
DC RALLY This Sunday In Support For The Al-Jazeera Network: (tags)
Rally in support of Al-Jazeera's planned English language station. Rally this Sunday at 12:00 Noon at 1627 K St. NW in DC. America needs unbiased reporting to counter the pro-Apartheid popular media that is the soundboard for this current Administration. Please forward information on the rally to anyone you know on the East Coast who may be interested.
A CALL TO ALL FILIPINOS AND IMMIGRANTS OF ALL NATIONALITIES TO UNITE TO DEFEND IMMIGRANT R (tags)
The Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR), a multi-ethnic alliance of immigrant rights advocates in Los Angeles, calls on the Filipino American community to march shoulder to shoulder with their Latino brothers and sisters and come out in force on May 1, 2006. Rallyists will assemble at Broadway and Olympic St at 12:00 PM and march to the City Hall and at 7th and Wilshire St. (MacArthur Park) to La Brea in Los Angeles.
STOP ANTI-IMMIGRANT RAIDS AND ARRESTS, (tags)
The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) vehemently condemns the latest series of raids of the Bush administration authorities against undocumented immigrants all over the nation most particularly in the East Coast that arrested more than 1,800 immigrants. Particularly, the CDIR is concerned with the raids conducted against the Filipinos during unholy hours in Chicago, Illinois and the nearby areas of that state. In those areas of the Midwest, many of the undocumented Filipinos work as caregivers or some other health care occupation.
Global Women's Strike/LA Action Highlights Katrina & Other Global Warming Survivors (tags)
“Everything was calm. I had just gone from the sofa into the kitchen. That’s when the water came gushing in. I saw my little dog, Queenie, struggling to get up on the sofa. I grabbed her up, but the water kept rising; it was up to my neck by the time we got out...” - Gloria Brown, Katrina survivor.
Democrats in Congress Show Why They are so Useless (tags)
The supposed party of opposition is all worked up and ready to do battle over the silliest of things, while the whole country goes to hell.
Julie Speed, Richard Orient, Ellen Frances Tuchman Exhibition (tags)
George Billis Gallery, L.A. will exhibit paintings and mixed media works by Julie Speed, Ellen Frances Tuchman and Richard Orient, The exhibition will run from March 7 through April 8, 2006. A reception for the artists will be held at the gallery on Saturday, March 11 from 5–8p.m.
More L.A. Restaurants Join Boycott to Save Seals (tags)
Please help to stop the worst deliberate marine mammal slaugher in the world by boycotting all Canadian seafood. The sites listed will help you learn more about the cruel killings of the Canadian baby Harp seals for their fur for Euorpe and the adult penis bone for China. Over 42% were skinned alive! You can help us stop this by your boycotting of Canadian seafood and let the Canadian government know how appalled you are by this cruel and heartless act.
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.
HOW A MINUTEKLAN CO-FOUNDER GOT MORE THAN HE BARGAINED FOR IN LONG ISLAND, NY (tags)
Well, it looks like our friends in the Minuteklan Project wanted to come out and see if they can bring their crap to the East Coast, so they held another meeting, this time in Babylon, Long Island in New York. About 100 people came out to see him, but they were all of us, and that made for an interesting afternoon on the Island. Chris Simcox, the co-founder of the Minuteklan Project, was the featured speaker at this meeting, and that was what prompted so many people to come out. We have at this link a slew of pics from the day, and as always, if you recognize anyone in the pics, hit us up and give us the story.
Phone Jam to Shut Down the Minutemen Recruiting Drive! (tags)
HATE GROUP TO MEET IN BABYLON, NEW YORK! Phone Jam to Shut Down the Minutemen Recruiting Drive!
J6-8: Anti-War & Anti-Capitalist Convergence and March (July 8) Against the G8 (tags)
Take the Streets and Resist the Capitalist War Machine on July 8! Come to the West Coast anti-war and anti-capitalist mass convergence, July 6-8 of 2005 in San Francisco, in solidarity with the mobilization against the Group of Eight (G8) summit in Scotland.
July 6-8: West Coast Anti-Capitalist Convergence and March (July 8) against the G8 (tags)
Take the Streets and Resist the Capitalist War Machine on July 8! Call for the West Coast anti-war and anti-capitalist mass convergence, July 6-8 of 2005 in San Francisco, in solidarity with the mobilization against the Group of Eight (G8) summit in Scotland.
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.
July 6-8: West Coast Anti-Capitalist Convergence Against the G8 (tags)
Take the Streets and Resist the Capitalist War Machine on July 8! Call for the West Coast anti-war and anti-capitalist mass convergence, July 6-8 of 2005 in San Francisco, in solidarity with the mobilization against the Group of Eight (G8) summit in Scotland.
Zionist/Likudist Unholy "Jihad" Declared against Ray Dequenne/Duquesne (tags)
Gang Stalked/Terrorized by Likudists/Zionists in Pittsburgh Region Activist, Lecturer, Actor, Filmmaker Ray Duquesne is being criminally targetted and threatened with harm by fanatic, terrorist Likudists and Zionists on the West and East Coast. The police and FBI refuse to help, and have been documented to be involved in the harassment and terror campaign. Fire, ambulence and other city worker recruited as well "to send the message" and silence Ray.
West Coast Anti-Capitalist Mobilization Against t he G8 (tags)
Call for the West Coast anti-war and anti-capitalist mass convergence, July 6-8 of 2005 in San Francisco, in solidarity with the mobilization against the Group of Eight (G8) summit in Scotland. Destroy the Capitalist War Machine!
CELESTIAL FLESH (tags)
Free Performance. Sunday, April 10th, Libros Revolucion Bookstore Downtown Los Angeles
US Using Thought Reading Tech on Citizens (tags)
Thought Reading Tech & Civil Rights
US Using Thought Reading Tech on Citizens
June 10-12 weekend of resistance for Jeff "Free" Luers (tags)
June 2005 marks the five-year anniversary of the imprisonment of our friend and comrade: Oregon environmental political prisoner, Jeff “Free” Luers. Jeff was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for burning three Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) at a car dealership in Eugene, Oregon
June 10-12 Weekend of Resistance for Jeff "Free" Luers (tags)
June 2005 marks the five-year anniversary of the imprisonment of our friend and comrade: Oregon environmental political prisoner, Jeff “Free” Luers. Jeff was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for burning three Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) at a car dealership in Eugene, Oregon, and on trumped up attempted arson charges. Jeff set fire to SUVs to call attention to climate change and to protest oil wars and environmental destruction. Jeff was motivated by compassion and a desire to protect life, not to harm it, despite what some might think of his tactics. Prior to his arrest, Jeff was a popular community activist in Eugene. He was well-known to law enforcement because of his involvement with national forest protection (starting an occupation of a controversial old-growth timber sale in 1998), anti-police brutality activism(documenting rampant police abuse in Eugene), free food programs in a local park and his teaching of self-defense to women. Since his imprisonment, Jeff has continued to be extremely active in prison and fight oppression with his words and inspiration.
Human Face of MTN Range Removal Mining - Call To Action in Appalachia (tags)
There is a not only a dreadful ecological toll to Mountain Range Removal--but it has a human face as well. This is a call to action. The picture is of Jeremy Davidson, 3, was killed when a boulder was dislodged by a bulldozer and came crashing through his bedroom from a Mountain Top Removal site. He was crushed in his sleep. The picture was taken by Michael Williamson.
The War Comes Hom (tags)
A personal story of an extermination under the Bush administration
Trees Not Walls! Call to Action: For Eco-Justice/Palestine Solidarity O17 @ MWM and Beyond (tags)
Come all who conscientiously object to the capitalist transformation of Earth into industrial wasteland! In defiance of Walls designed to divide and displace us, on October 17 in Washington DC, before, during and after the Million Worker March, we invite you to join the Eco-Justice/Palestine Solidarity Bloc to participate in a powerful, long-overdue fusion of movements!
The Extermination of Dr. Amalie Phelan (tags)
The second in a series detailing extermination efforts under the Bush administration
Nationwide Troquero Shutdown (tags)
Truck drivers will be shutting down ports across the country for recognition of their employment status and right to collective bargaining. please forward to other indymedia sites where harbors are found. thanx
Gangs of LA - The New Mafia (tags)
A recent ABC News special report had me wondering what country I’m living in. When I heard the opening remarks: “Homicides have risen dramatically as street gangs continue to terrorize the public,” and “People are refusing to leave their homes for fear of attack by roving gangs,” I had to listen closely for the location referred to because I expected it to be a report from Iraq, Latin America, or Afghanistan.
Bush, Rumsfeld confronted in U.S., Europe, Asia (tags)
The first week of June was not a good time to be George W. Bush or Donald Rumsfeld.
2,000 Body Bags and Detention Center Readied For G8 Protesters (tags)
Blair et al are safely corralled in the gated Sea Island complex some four miles away from St Simons Village. And out there in the community, the Warm Southern Welcome is wearing paper-thin.
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.
[gangbox] TROQUEROS REVOLT.... (tags)
TROQUEROS REVOLT....can the California port truckers wildcat strike lead to the reunionization of the freight industry???
Troquero actions spread (tags)
Oakland shuts down, rails still down, UPRR temporarily suspended all trains to California, Virginia troqueros to shut down, etc.
Turning the tables on talk radio. (tags)
One time LA area resident is neocon talk radio host. Use your LA area knowledge and acting ability to get on and undermine his agenda.
We Can Do This: Direct Action against Global Capitalism and US Imperialism (tags)
Ingrid Chapman has been involved in direct action organizing for the past 4 years. At 23, she has helped pull off successful mass actions, worked with thousands of activists around the country and bases her work in the question, "How do we build broad based movements capable of challenging global capitalism and US imperialism?" While it is easy to get depressed about the state of the world these days, those in power would also like us to forget that the largest anti-war movement in history was mobilized this past year and that global movements for justice are standing up against capitalism. Ingrid Chapman is one of the many younger generation radicals developing visionary politics and strategic practice to build our movements.
Vik Chaubey talk at Cal State L.A.:"Student Movements in the 21st Century": (tags)
A student activist who has worked on both coasts will talk about successes and mistakes (his own and the movement's).
Opposition to Government and Climate, is there a link? (tags)
Is there a link between the level of discontent with the "Government" and the climate? I think there may be.
Jayyous (Palestine) Women's March Vs the Wall- Mothers demand right to feed their children (tags)
Endorse message of support from the Global Women's Strike to the Jayyous Women's Charitable Society 'WOMEN MARCH AGAINST THE WALL - Mothers demand right to feed their children' Jayyous, Qalqilya, Palestine October 23, 2003
The Bush Family Connections to the Nazis (tags)
The mainstream media only gets half of the story about Prescott Bush’ Nazi connections.
Rutgers Palestine Conference Report (tags)
Rutgers Palestine Conference Report
POLLS SCHMOLLS (tags)
Despite the Southern California news media's insistence on stressing the results of CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll results, voters should be skeptical about what is going on with the recall election.
Charities, Libertarianism failed by Human Nature (tags)
Contrary to the Libertarian View, non-profits face the very real prospect of significant, continuing declines in government funding, their second-largest source of revenue. Even worse, a recent study of 238 foundations found that they spent nearly $45 million on trustee fees, mostly to boards of directors, rather than using that money for charity.
PROtest PLANS Could MAKE Long, HOT, TEXas SUMmer FOR Bush (tags)
"Secret" maps of Texas "White House" and Camp David hideouts to aid protests. Texas posses will try to deny the Constitutional right to protest as they did last August. Here's how to hold peaceful protests against old "Shock and Awe" anyway.
Who deserves to be mourned in America? (tags)
Regarding Mr. Raimondo's contention that Native Americans had no right to the soil.... I wonder how such a staunch libertarian can hold such Whitmanesque ideals that smack of manifest destiny.
ArroyoFest 6-15 (tags)
Come out for ArroyoFest
The Troops Are Afraid To Go Out At Night (tags)
What he meant, I think, was that it wasn't safe for American soldiers after dark. Hours later, I went out in the streets of Nasiriyah for a chicken burger and the Iraqis who served me in a run-down cafe couldn't have been friendlier.
Gold Fillings, Auschwitz & George Bush (tags)
The reader should also be aware that two Americans were present during the secret meeting of the German elite that brought Hitler to power. Those two Americans were John Foster and Allen Dulles.
Feinstein Gets Richer (tags)
Perini Corporation Selected by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for $100 million in Construction Projects in U.S. Central Command's Area of Operations. Feinstein's husband Blum and his partner own 75% of Perini Corp.
American eco-terrorists declare war (tags)
Homegrown environmental radicals cast their own fatwah on America this week. Eco-thug Craig Rosebraugh called on his antiwar troops to take "direct actions" against American military establishments, urban centers, corporations, government buildings and media outlets.
The United States of America Has Gone Mad (tags)
America has entered one of its periods of historical madness, but this is the worst I can remember: worse than McCarthyism, worse than the Bay of Pigs and in the long term potentially more disastrous than the Vietnam War.
Basking in the Orange Glow (tags)
Too bad they don't sell common sense at the Army-Navy Surplus Store
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.
West Coast Anti-war Student Conference (tags)
Students Against War at San Francisco State are sponsoring a West Coast anti-war student conference.
RENT-A-SPY, INC. (tags)
American corporation USDS involved in foreign and domestic espionage
The ILWU From Bridges to Spinosa (tags)
Great article on the dockworkers
NOT IN OUR NAME-Days of Resistance Info (tags)
War With No End? Not In Our End
Daniel Pearl and The Paymaster of 9/11 (tags)
It was supposed to be the key chain of evidence linking the September 11 hijackers to Osama bin Laden - a wire transfer of $100,000 to lead hijacker Mohamed Atta. Yet less than five months later, the man initially fingered as the paymaster of 9/11 would be sitting in a Pakistani jail, accused of a wholly different crime - the murder of Daniel Pearl.
Protest AIPAC! (tags)
AIPAC, the American Israel Political Affairs Committee, is having a "summit" at the Swissotel in Buckhead on October 6. Come join APS and other human rights activists in protesting these sponsors of terrorism!
Memorial Concert at Patriotic Hall for Nazi William Pierce Tuesday Sept 10 (tags)
This is from the Stormfront email list run by former Klansman Don Black.
A strange kind of freedom (tags)
We all know about the perils of Islamic fanaticism. But, says Robert Fisk, the biggest threat to liberty in the US may come from other kinds of fundamentalism: Jewish and Christian
Inglewood: What Do You Think? (tags)
This funny piece was swiped from The Onion
Labor solidarity backs West Coast dockers (tags)
OAKLAND – Leaders of unions representing transport workers from around the world locked arms at a Solidarity Day rally here on June 27 in support of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). The ILWU is in the battle of its life, faced with a threatened lockout by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) – and the danger that President Bush will invoke the Taft-Hartley Act in the event of a strike or slowdown.
Conspiracy Theories and Clandestine Politics (tags)
A useful analysis of distinctions which should be maintained between "conspiracy theory" (a pathological orientation) and "clandestine [or "deep"] politics". From Lobster #29, June 1995.
***DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE FBI AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT*** (tags)
L.A. DOWNTOWN FEDERAL BUILDING Friday, June 28 @ 4 PM FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 213.487.2368
CIVIL LIBERTIES VS. NATIONAL SECURITY - A forum in Little Tokyo (tags)
1942 - 2002: What lessons can we learn from the WW2 Japanese American experience? On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which began the rounding up and internment of Japanese Americans. Some 120,000 people were stripped of their rights and incarcerated with no due process. Don't let this happen again!
A NEW POLITICAL PARTY CALLS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST CALLS FOR INDEPENDENCE (tags)
A new political party has been established in the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon and Washington. It calls for these states to breakaway from the U.S. to create an independent country.
The Shortwave Report 9/14/01 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast upon notification. Broadcast and streaming files. Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Russia, Cuba.
Los Angeles Times on Tuesday (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) (tags)
This is the front page of the extra edition of the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
Los Angeles Times (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) (tags)
This is the front page of the extra edition of the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.