Archive for March, 2012

UN help sought over treatment of state prisoners

March 18, 2012
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Inmate advocates plan to formally petition the United Nations this week to investigate what they say are human rights violations occurring within the California prison system. The action, which was organized by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, was initiated last year after the treatment of inmates held in long-term solitary confinement...
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Sex worker advocates picnic for rights

March 13, 2012
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Sex Workers’ Outreach Project, Los Angeles, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing awareness and minimizing stigma and violence toward sex workers, held a picnic celebrating International Sex Workers’ Rights Day at MacArthur Park on March 3. Working individuals and allies met by the park’s pond for a picnic, eating suggestive edibles: hot dogs and doughnuts...
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Women’s groups speak out at City Hall

March 12, 2012
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In celebration of International Women’s Day, a number of grassroots organizations joined forces on Saturday, March 10 to rally and march against the injustices of poverty, war and the separation of families. The gathering began at 11 a.m. at the west steps of City Hall, with a performance from the Women Justice Juarez group,...
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Housing advocates fight to keep family together

March 11, 2012
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Occupy activists and immigration advocates joined forces today in a battle to keep a family together. On Feb. 22, Gerardo Quinones and Blanca Cardenas were removed from their North Hollywood home of eight years by the LAPD after Bank of America foreclosed on their mortgage. Because she refused to leave her house, Cardenas was...
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Cal State LA students protest cuts

March 2, 2012
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Students and faculty at California State University, Los Angeles held a walkout and rally yesterday morning to participate in what protesters called a “National Day of Action for Education.” The protest was organized by CSULA’s two student clubs, the Students for Quality Education and the Campus Community for Social Justice. The demonstration began at...
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