Archive for October, 2010

Inequality in Israel focus of demonstration

October 30, 2010
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Free Patestine Walk (MK) 01

There were no placards, no bullhorns, no chants and no rallying speeches at a pro-Palestinian demonstration today. It was a “silent march” where participants walked through the neighborhood of Westwood handing out literature. The demonstrators, who were organized by the American Association for Palestinian Equal Rights (AAPER), a D.C. lobbying group, seek freedom for...
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Coalition demands Cooley prosecute police in Westlake shooting

October 26, 2010
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Demonstrator 01

A coalition of activists said at a news conference today that District Attorney Steve Cooley is spending too much time on his political campaign and not enough investigating and prosecuting a police officer who shot and killed a Westlake man last month. On Sept. 5, Manuel Jaminez Xum was shot twice in the head...
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Two days of actions against police brutality reveals unheard voices

October 24, 2010
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Los Angeles was the recent scene of two actions that focused on police brutality. The first centered on police violence and community criminalization occurring across the country. The second sought a maximum sentence for a police officer convicted of involuntary manslaughter. On Friday, Oct. 22, the October 22nd Coalition held its 15th annual march...
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Police account of Watts shooting held in question

October 13, 2010
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Press Conf. on Watts Shooting

The official account of last week’s police shooting of 18-year-old James Davis III was challenged yesterday at a news conference held by the Coalition for Community Control Over the Police. On Oct. 7, Davis was shot in the back by LAPD officer Manuel Castaneda. According to police, Castaneda and his partner encountered Davis and...
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CicLAvia street festival incites environmental activism

October 11, 2010
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Streets across Los Angeles were closed Sunday, Oct. 10 in celebration of CicLAvia. It was an open-street festival inspired by the Ciclovias of Bogata, Columbia, where thoroughfares that are usually packed with congested traffic become temporary parks for exercise and community entertainment. Many activists used the opportunity of wide, open spaces to stage action...
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Demonstrators rally in support of education, social services

October 8, 2010
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The Los Angeles March 4th Committee to Defend Public Education and Social Services demonstrated yesterday against layoffs and budget cuts. Although a local action, it was coordinated with similar events around the nation and conducted in solidarity with international movements. Assembling in front of the LA Unified School District building in downtown, they marched...
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Defending the right to share food: Skid Row’s community picnic

October 4, 2010
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Themes of empowerment and social responsibility permeated a community picnic in Skid Row on Thursday, Sept. 30. The event was both a festival and a protest against the alleged rise in citations against charities distributing food to the homeless in downtown. Groups from the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN), Los Angles Catholic...
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