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Anti-Eviction campaigners put a little ‘sweat equity’ into South LA neighborhood

November 17, 2013
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Adam Rice is standing at the mouth of an alley in South Los Angeles. His long copper-blond hair is pulled back and around his neck is a breathing mask. He is sweaty from hours of picking up the dusty filth that completely fills the alley — discarded lumber, old carpets, paint cans, tires, pizza...
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The dubious seizure of Laurel Greenstein’s home

August 5, 2013
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The dubious seizure of Laurel Greenstein’s home

When Laurel Greenstein filed for bankruptcy in May of last year, the filing should have stopped Wells Fargo & Co. from foreclosing on her Woodland Hills home. That is until attorneys working for Wells Fargo put Greenstein through, what she describes as, an “excruciating journey filled with horrifying discoveries.” Now, at nearly 60 years...
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Living with love in a cage

July 18, 2013
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Karen Modjeski sits in her bus seat looking out the window. The sun is setting, giving the atmosphere outside a golden color. Her long earrings sway to the convulsions of the bus. Many of the people she rides with, activists from Los Angeles, are sleeping. They had traveled to Corcoran State Prison to march...
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Las Cafeteras: Bringing song and dance to the struggle

May 28, 2013
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A band born out of the immigrant’s rights movement in Los Angeles is reinvigorating the struggle, providing uplifting and empowering music for people to dance to. Las Cafeteras, a seven-piece band, produces music that embodies the transnational identities of LA by taking the afro-indigenous influences of Son Jarocho, folk music from Veracruz, Mexico, and...
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Does LAPD’s reporting on our ‘suspicious behavior’ protect us from terrorism?

April 1, 2013
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Nearly every day Los Angles police file reports on someone for their simply being suspicious. Suspicious of what, however, is unclear. It is part of the Los Angeles Police Department’s suspicious activity reporting program, which is touted as a first line of defense against possible terrorist attacks. Though law enforcement praises the reporting system,...
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The Dorner Manifesto: Piercing the ‘blue line’ (Part II)

February 17, 2013
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The online manifesto of Christopher Dorner, an ex-cop who sought to exact revenge on the Los Angeles Police Dept. for his dismissal in 2009, spoke of corruption, racism and brutality within the department. However, the LAPD is not the only...
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The Dorner Manifesto: Piercing the ‘blue line’ (Part I)

February 12, 2013
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The manifesto of Christopher Dorner, an ex-cop seeking revenge on the Los Angeles Police Dept. for what he says was a wrongful dismissal, has gained much attention since he had been connected with several murders that targeted law enforcement and their families, and which led to a multi-agency manhunt. The document has been described...
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Foreclosure revolt spreads to East LA

October 22, 2012
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Margarita Lucero and her husband are unloading their pick-up truck of clothes. In the back are old televisions and VCRs. These are items they sell at swap meets, she explains. When asked how she has been, she responds, “No bien. Nervous.” The subject of her worries flies overhead in an overcast sky. “La policía,”...
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Fort Hernandez faces imminent raid, eviction

October 10, 2012
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These may be the final days of Fort Hernandez. Forty-five days ago, a foreclosed home in Van Nuys became a local hub of community outreach and protesting against banks. The residents of 14620 Leadwell St. decided not to leave, but to use their experience as an example of what’s wrong with this country’s banking...
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Frontline observations: conversations with 3 occupiers

October 9, 2012
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It is Oct. 1 and Occupy Los Angeles is celebrating its first year in existence. Roughly 200 people have assembled in Pershing Square and are planning to march through downtown. The temperature is near 100 degrees and an aggressive trimming of the park’s trees provides little shade for anyone. Although a protest is planned,...
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