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The General and the War to Save LA’s Soul (Part III)

July 26, 2014
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This is part three of a four-part story about gentrification in downtown Los Angeles, about the treatment of its homeless residents and the tale of one community organizer who continues to fight against all odds.
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Distrust of police may ground LAPD drones

July 23, 2014
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Distrust in law enforcement drives new campaign to ban LAPD drones in Los Angeles. Organizers are confident they can win fight.
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The General and the War to Save LA’s Soul (Part II)

July 19, 2014
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This is part two of a four-part story about gentrification in downtown Los Angeles, about the treatment of its homeless residents and the tale of one community organizer who continues to fight against all odds.
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The General and the War to Save LA’s Soul (Part I)

July 12, 2014
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This is part one of a four-part story about gentrification in downtown Los Angeles, about the treatment of its homeless residents and the tale of one community organizer who continues to fight against all odds.
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In memory: Steve Baratta (1953 – 2014)

July 9, 2014
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Poet, radio host and activist Steve Baratta was honored this past Sunday, July 6, at a memorial where friends and family celebrated his life and mourned the silencing of what for many was a voice of inspiration. ...
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Third time a charm? No, say anti-war activists

June 22, 2014
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Anti-war demonstrators rallied and marched through downtown yesterday. The protest was in response for renewed calls of intervention in Iraq since the outbreak of sectarian violence that threatens the U.S.’s diplomatic and economic influence in the country. On June 19, President Obama announced he would be sending up to 300 military advisers to Iraq,...
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ANSWER Coalition gets bum wrap on permits

June 20, 2014
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A group calling itself the Los Angeles People’s Media on Facebook has derisively accused the ANSWER Coalition of pulling a permit for their anti-war demonstration tomorrow in Pershing Square. “At 1 PM there is a permitted Parade by the Answer Coalition,” stated the group on its “No More War” event page. “As soon as...
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Homeless woman arrested 87 times for resting on sidewalk

February 20, 2014
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Homeless woman arrested 87 times for resting on sidewalk

A special task force of LAPD officers has been targeting Annie Moody, a homeless woman in Skid Row for little more than sleeping, sitting or lying down on a sidewalk, according to police emails obtained by a public records request. Called “Operation Bad Moody,” the campaign has led to Moody being arrested scores of...
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Police behavior focus of demonstration supporting justice for Kelly Thomas

February 10, 2014
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Homeless and anti-police brutality advocates demonstrated in Hollywood on Feb. 8, demanding justice for the police killing of Kelly Thomas, a mentally-ill homeless man. Demonstrators, whose protest was held in front of the Hollywood and Vine Metro station across from the Pantages Theater, are also seeking greater police accountability. “My biggest fight, where I’m...
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Kelly Thomas and the frail rights of the homeless

January 26, 2014
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While poverty remains at Great Recession levels, Philadelphia has banned food lines; North Carolina’s state government has asked religious groups to stop feeding the hungry; Tampa banned panhandling and sleeping in parks or on sidewalks; Arizona banned begging for money or food, which was later overturned by a federal judge; and a state representative...
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