Archive for September, 2010

Activists unite over FBI raids

September 29, 2010
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Peace and solidarity activists gathered outside the federal building in downtown Los Angeles yesterday to speak out against a series of recent FBI raids on peace activists in the Midwest. The Bureau says the raids are part of a terrorism investigation, but protesters argue it is an attempt to suppress free speech and political...
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Black Riders face city fine over anti-Nazi signs

September 24, 2010
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The Black Riders Liberation Party received a bill this week from the city over allegedly posting signs on public property regarding an anti-Nazi rally held in April this year. The group denies having done this. The bill for removing the signs, which totals $712.95, was accompanied by a letter from the Los Angeles Bureau...
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Groups show support for alleged military whistle-blower

September 20, 2010
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Among the colorful and creative kites flown in Santa Monica to celebrate the U.N.’s International Day of Peace, one group stood in stark contrast. For them, the concept of peace has drifted from sight. Members from the Bradley Manning Support Network, Courage to Resist, We Are Change LA, Code Pink, and various others joined...
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Westlake man killed in cold blood, say justice-seeking marchers

September 19, 2010
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A few hundred people marched yesterday in Westlake to express their continued demands for justice in the LAPD killing of Manuel Jamines. According to police, Jamines, a Westlake resident, was drunk, carrying a...
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Skid Row food providers and LAPD remain divided on ‘right to share food’

September 17, 2010
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Members of the Los Angeles Community Action Network and the Los Angeles Police Department met yesterday to try and settle differences over an ongoing issue for food providers on Skid Row. According to police, food providers hand out food that is often not prepared and distributed according to health codes, leave trash behind and...
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Criminal investigation into Westlake shooting demanded by community organizers

September 14, 2010
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Several immigrant rights and anti-police terror groups convened today outside Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley’s office to demand a criminal investigation into police fatally shooting Manuel Jamines, a Guatemalan immigrant. Jamines was...
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Police harassment of vendors may shed light on Westlake anger

September 11, 2010
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A candlelight vigil was held last night for Manuel Jamines, the Westlake man who was shot and killed by police Sunday, Sept. 5 for allegedly coming after officers with a knife. Participants held Styrofoam cups with lit candles inside, marched down Sixth Street and demanded justice for what they see as an illegitimate use...
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Mayor and LAPD challenged by civil rights groups over police shooting

September 10, 2010
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The Los Angeles Police Department is once again finding itself immersed in controversy. This time it is over the killing of Westlake resident Manuel Jamines, a Guatemalan-born day laborer. According to police, Jamines...
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Westlake demands justice in police killing

September 10, 2010
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Yesterday, for the third day in a row, residents of Westlake, along with supporters from other Los Angeles neighborhoods, have displayed their anger over the police killing of Manuel Jamines. Jaminies, who was...
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Story of border town life reveals heartache and desperation

September 4, 2010
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Noel Perez sits in the office of the Freedom Socialist Party in Los Angeles. The space is part meeting room, part library, part war room and part kitchen. Perez is enjoying a bowl of posole, a Mexican soup, that FSP members are serving up. It is the FSP’s monthly meeting. The atmosphere is friendly,...
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