Archive for January, 2011

Street-side tribunal puts FBI on trial

January 26, 2011
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Protesters, angry over the FBI’s targeting of anti-war activists, staged a “people’s tribunal” in front of the federal building in Westwood yesterday. Demonstrators heard statements from many activists that accused the Bureau of political oppression. Speakers representing a broad coalition of anti-war, social justice and international solidarity organizations stated their cases to a mock-judge...
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Police abuse subject of protest while Holder is honored

January 18, 2011
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While many celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday yesterday through speeches, remembrances and parades, a few honored the civil rights leader by protesting law enforcement oppression. Activists gathered outside the Sheraton Hotel near LAX where U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. was being honored at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s annual gala and fundraiser....
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UCLA researchers picketed for animal testing

January 16, 2011
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In Los Angeles, when a group of people drive in a van and visit homes in affluent neighborhoods they are usually celebrity-infatuated tourists. But yesterday was different. A group of animal rights activists traveling by van took their own “tour.” Instead of celebrities, the homes belonged to UCLA researchers; instead of gawking, activists stopped...
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Planting the seeds to an urban Eden

January 11, 2011
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Is it just another garden? Or is it a transition from an unsustainable, industrial culture to a lush, self-sustainable urban space where spirituality, education, nutrition and the reconnection with Gaia thrive? Located in the coroner of a parking lot at the A-warehouse, an art and performance venue in South Los Angeles, is a permaculture...
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Pet store faces boycott for dealing with puppy mills

January 10, 2011
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Animal rights activists are calling for the boycott of Pet City, a Los Angeles and Orange County chain of pet stores, for purchasing its dogs from abusive puppy mills. According to activists, four of the store’s suppliers are on The Humane Society’s list of some of the 12 worst puppy mills in the country....
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Notions postulate of tyranny

January 2, 2011
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In the 1960s and ’70s, and even before that, the Federal Bureau of Investigation ran a counter-intelligence program, known as COINTELPRO, where federal agents spied on, infiltrated and disrupted anti-war, civil rights and social justice organizations. In 1975, after COINTELPRO was revealed in a congressional hearing, Congressman Don Edwards of California said, in reference...
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