Archive for February, 2011

Cyclists ride to OC in support of California Dream Act

February 20, 2011
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Supporters of the California Dream Act participated in a 50-mile bike ride from Los Angeles to Orange County today to raise awareness for their cause. The bill would open the door to student financial aid for children of illegal immigrants. Bicyclists departed Boyle Heights for Santa Ana after a 9:00 a.m. news conference. An...
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Opposition builds against ‘LA’s Mubarak’

February 14, 2011
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Activists spoke out today against City Attorney Carmen Trutanich’s criminalization of non-violent political protesters. They called on Trutanich to drop the charges against over 30 activists, just moments after their pre-trial hearings at the downtown courthouse. The hearings mark a significant shift in the city’s attitude toward dissenters. Typically, city policy was based on...
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LAUSD hears pleas for justice in Jeremy Marks case

February 8, 2011
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Several community organizers spoke at an LAUSD board meeting today asking the school district to take a stand against what they see as an injustice regarding school police and their targeting of an high school student. Organizers are protesting the prosecution of Jeremy Marks, a special education student at Verdugo Hills High School, for...
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Angelenos show their support for Egyptian democracy

February 6, 2011
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Demonstrators calling for the removal of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stood outside the federal building in Westwood yesterday to express their solidarity with the pro-democracy protests that have gripped Egypt for nearly two weeks. The crowd of roughly 200 demanded the U.S. cut its aid to the Egyptian government and openly support the immediate...
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Indigenous group gets ready for 2012 spirit run

February 4, 2011
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Reporting from Orange County – On a chilly January morning, a faint chanting sound could be heard coming from Lemon Park in Fullerton. Dressed in Latin American indigenous clothing, a group of mostly Orange County residents gathered in a circle. They prayed to the rising sun before going on a spiritual run through local...
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‘To protect and to unnerve’: animal rights activists accuse UCLA of intimidation tactics

February 3, 2011
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In a quiet Sherman Oaks neighborhood, Pam Ferdin walks up to a car parked on the street. The license plate reads “CA EXEMPT.” Its tinted windows are rolled up and the man sitting in the driver’s seat is barely distinguishable. He is holding a video recorder. Nearby, a group of animal rights activists are...
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