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Farewell, for now

September 29, 2014
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  It’s time for me to take a break from LA Activist, folks. As Ernie Pyle once said, “I’m fed up, and bogged down.” After writing about WWII for nearly three years, Pyle returned to the U.S. from Sicily in rough shape. He explained his break from covering the war in one of his...
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Many questions remain after public meeting held on fatal shooting of Ezell Ford

August 20, 2014
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Police and city officials face tough questions and anger at a community forum over the police killing of Ezell Ford.
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Dirt Dog serves up street-style dogs with a dash of community

August 6, 2014
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A new Los Angeles eatery is aiming to infuse a local street-side favorite, the bacon-wrapped hot dog, and community investment.
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Visiting activists from Detroit talk about water crisis

July 29, 2014
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Two Detroit-based activists spoke in Los Angeles this week about fighting their city’s decision to shut off water and sewer services to poor residents past due on their bills.
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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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Desert Rose and the story of stray currents

July 14, 2014
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The issue of stray currents is a muddy, complicated one, made all the murkier by an array of differing expert opinions and a lack of comprehensive testing as to the human health effects of long-term exposure to low-level electrical currents. ...
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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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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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Evictions paving the road toward gentrification at Jordan Downs

February 19, 2014
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As if the health threats that come with living in spitting distance of a lead- and arsenic-contaminated industrial site aren’t enough of a worry, the impoverished residents of the Jordan Downs housing development have an even more pressing...
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