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Los Angeles Press Conference for "No On Proposition 35" (tags)
Sexual service providers abhor and resist trafficking of all kinds, and support appropriate legislation that would effectively help eliminate it – laws that do not inappropriately mis-characterizing other activities as trafficking. Simple human decency demands this; moreover, it is in sex workers’ self-interest to eliminate sex trafficking, since they are trafficking’s likeliest victims. The sexual services extended community has long provided support to trafficking victims and will continue to do so. Sadly, Proposition 35, as written, would increase the risks to trafficked people and wrongly expand the definition of trafficking to include many entirely consensual adult sexual activities. If Proposition 35 passes, anyone receiving financial support from normal, consensual prostitution among adults could be prosecuted as a human trafficker; this includes a sex worker’s children, parents, spouse, domestic partner, roommate, landlord, or others. And if convicted they would be forced to register as a sex offender for life!
Mayor Villaraigosa accepts bribes for jobs (tags)
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed Ed Boks as the Director of Animal Services even though Boks had been fired from his two previous jobs for poor performance. After many, many mistakes and costly lawsuits the Mayor continued to stand by his appointment. Ultimately City Council made a motion of "no confidence" in Ed Boks' leadership in 2009 and demanded that he be fired. Finally Boks was forced to resign. Why did the Mayor appoint Ed Boks, a man with no college education and a bad track record? It seems a local billionaire offered Villaraigosa $10,000,000 if he would hire Boks, and the Mayor accepted.
No on 8 in Upland (tags)
October 29, 2008 UPLAND - This crop of activists were a little older than the bunch demonstrating in Rancho Cucamonga last Saturday, but not much. At times numbering more than 25 people, activists braved homophobic comments and a generally conservative climate to spread awareness of the harm prop 8 would bring to our communities.
Rancho Cucamonga Youth Demonstrate Against Proposition 8 (tags)
October 25, 2008 RANCHO CUCAMONGA - Student leaders of local high school Gay-Straight Alliances banded together this Saturday to demand equality for LGBT people and spread awareness about the insidious proposition 8. They were joined by teachers, community members, and families. Prop eight, if passed, would eliminate the legal right for same-sex couples to marry. Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court decided that the right to marry was guaranteed by the state constitution, and could not be superseded by initiative.
"No Wars For Israel" Conference a Success (tags)
Although the Zionists tried their best to close down the conference, their supreme efforts were foiled.
OAXACA CITY waiting for attack URGENT and update (tags)
APPEAL FOR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AID The word I have now is that there are about 5,000 men wearing army uniforms who are not army, but police, culled from other states like .......
a black anarchist's take on the march/walk-outs (part 1) (tags)
initial report from experiencing the march.
No War for Oil - Ride a Bike (tags)
What better way to demonstrate against the Bush regime's war for oil and against it's deception on climate change and environmental issues, than on a bike?
Campesinos de Acapulco se oponen a presa hidroléctrica (tags)
...que puede acabar con sus tierras y sus vidas
Writing L.A.'s Wrongs with a "No Kill" Shelter Proposal (tags)
Los Angeles kills 30,000 – 50,000 of our dogs and cats at our city shelters each year for an annual cost of $14 million dollars. Not only does this turn our city's animal "shelters" into death houses, at great expense, it is entirely unnecessary.
TALKING DIRTY WITH NEIL BUSH (tags)
FOUND THIS LINK ON HEREINREALITY.COM....GOOD SITE.
Slick Dick's pick, 'A Pig with Lipstick!" (tags)
On Nov. 3, Slimy 'Halliburton' Dick will achieve historical notoriety for stealing an old Wyoming adage, "No matter how many times you put lipstick on a pig, it's still a Pig!" Afteer the election, this will become the defining quote on the well-deserved defeat of the Neo-con gang of Oilers & Warmongers at the polls.
Trust Is Important (tags)
Lying, directly or indirectly, is a mortal sin for a public official in a free society. It erodes trust, which is the glue that holds society together. And it is entirely unjustifiable. When I was flacking for politicians, I always told my clients they had two, and only two, choices if asked a question: tell the truth or say "No comment." It was part of my agreement from the get-go that I would give them the best advice I could, but I would never, under any circumstances, lie for them.
"NO MAS GUERRA." - ART FOR A CHANGE #3 (tags)
Silkscreen Posters passed out at the Hollywood antiwar march & rally.
New York: BLIX said "no weapons found in Irak" (tags)
New York: Blix said "no weapons found in Irak"
Long Beach Peace March and Rally (tags)
LONG BEACH JOINS THE INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT SAYING "NO TO WAR" WITH A MARCH & RALLY ON FEBRUARY 15
THOUSANDS protest Rumsfeld in Germany (tags)
Thousands of Germans protest the visit of Donald Rumsfeld.
Vegas Peace Demo (tags)
Las Vegas is usually known as a hotbed of apathy. However, a small but lively group of protesters challenged that image yesterday with a spirited anti-war demonstration on the Las Vegas Strip. The demonstrators held signs and chanted slogans in front of the MGM Grand, where Bush, Sr. was raising funds, before marching up and down the Strip.
CHICANO MORATORIUM PHOTO #1 (tags)
During the August 24th, 2002 march commemorating the Chicano Moratorium of 1970, some 300 Chicano/Mexicanos took to the streets to call for Health Care, Schools, Jobs, and an end to interventionist wars and Police Brutality.