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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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Anti-war marchers rally in Hollywood, two arrested

September 9, 2013
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Yesterday was the scene of another cat-and-mouse game between anti-war marchers and police. Demonstrating against a possible U.S. attack on Syria, protesters attempted several times to occupy streets and intersections. Each time their efforts were thwarted either by police. The majority of protesters, about 300, began assembling at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and...
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LAPD traps anti-war marchers, two arrested

September 1, 2013
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In perhaps the most spirited anti-war demonstration Los Angeles has seen in a while, two protesters were arrested, and many others were cited for jaywalking, after being trapped and detained by police in a downtown parking lot yesterday. After rallying in Pershing Square, demonstrators marched several miles through downtown LA for roughly two hours...
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Protest decries Obama’s covert drone war

April 15, 2013
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Individuals from multiple activist organizations rallied at Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday, April 13, to call for an end of U.S. drone operations overseas. A significant number of civilian deaths, as well as the drone program’s questionable legal grounds, was the crux of the demonstration, which was held in concert with other protests...
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24-hour protest marks 1,000 days of captivity for Bradley Manning

February 24, 2013
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Supporters of Army PFC Bradley Manning gathered in front of a military recruitment center in Long Beach yesterday to mark Manning’s 1,000th day in military custody without a trial. Manning, 25, is accused of turning state secrets — the largest leak in U.S. history — over to the website WikiLeaks. Among the 22 charges...
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Afghan War protested on 11th anniversary

October 7, 2012
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About three dozen activists gathered at Pershing Square on Oct. 6 to speak out against war in all of its forms. The event was part of a three-day weekend of action organized by the International Action Center and other member organizations of United National Antiwar Coalition to commemorate and condemn the Afghanistan War, which...
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Occupiers hope to flex their ‘99%’ muscle on May Day

April 17, 2012
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It is predicted that, on May 1, four winds coming from the north, south, east and west will collide in downtown Los Angeles leading to a mass uprising. But this is no apocalyptic weather report, it’s Occupy LA’s plans for a general strike. Called “The Four Winds,” occupiers are planning four separate caravans of...
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Demonstrators say ‘Hands off Iran’

February 5, 2012
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While the U.S. government continues to its hard line stance against Iran’s nuclear program, others are calling for a softer approach that considers the fate of the average Iranian. Yesterday, roughly 100 demonstrators stood in front of the Westwood federal building and demanded no war, sanctions, assassinations or intervention on Iran. John Parker, the...
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Labor of love: a conversation with Carlos Montes

January 21, 2012
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Carlos Montes was not expecting visitors at five a.m. After a confusing shuffle of flashlights, badges and broken doors, he ended up in the back seat of a police car in his pajamas, and with no idea of what was going on. They mentioned something about gun possession but it wasn’t clear. It was...
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