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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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Soil in Jordan Downs may be poisoning its residents

January 28, 2014
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It’s not necessarily the patchy linoleum flooring, the egg-white cinder block walls, or the bars against all the windows that gave Eleazer Acevedo’s unit at Jordan Downs in Watts, Los Angeles, its penitential quality—it’s more...
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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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Transit panel accuses MTA of civil rights violations

August 21, 2011
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Cuts in bus service made by the MTA are singling out and punishing low-income residents, communities of color, students, the elderly and disabled, according to a panel at a recent forum on public transportation. The meeting, sponsored by the Bus Riders Union, along with over 30 other organizations, featured testimony from a panel of...
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Eagle Rock gets free alternative to capitalism

November 16, 2010
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Live old-time music and free goods brought a number of Angelenos in Eagle Rock together on Saturday, Nov. 13, to practice the art of sustainable living in the parking lot of Casa Princesa Café, turned trading post for the LA Freestore. The fundamental idea behind the LA Freestore was to bring what you can...
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CicLAvia street festival incites environmental activism

October 11, 2010
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Streets across Los Angeles were closed Sunday, Oct. 10 in celebration of CicLAvia. It was an open-street festival inspired by the Ciclovias of Bogata, Columbia, where thoroughfares that are usually packed with congested traffic become temporary parks for exercise and community entertainment. Many activists used the opportunity of wide, open spaces to stage action...
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Seize BP Campaign holds public forum to discuss future action

June 30, 2010
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Members of the Seize BP Campaign hold a banner calling for BP's assests to be seized in Hollywood on June 17, 2010

Seize BP, an activist organization, held a public forum on June 29 at the offices of Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER). Members of Seize BP and ANSWER explained the nature of their cause and answered questions from the audience regarding facets of their strategy. Organizer Peta Lindsay explained that the...
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Hands held in favor of renewable energy

June 27, 2010
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Dyan Kane shouts “No more oil” as she joins hands with other demonstrators on Santa Monica State Beach to demand the use of alternative, renewable sources of energy. (Dan Bluemel / LA Activist)

On June 26, a variety of activist organizations joined together to participate in Hands Across the Sand, a public demonstration against the use of fossil fuel in America. Over 500 participants joined hands along the coastline
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Seize BP protest draws small crowd with big demands

June 18, 2010
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A demonstrator voices opposition to British Petroleum in front of the CNN building in Hollywood. (Dan Bluemel / LA Activist)

On June 17, the ANSWER Coalition, along with other activists, urged the public to honk against British Petroleum. The activist organization chose that corner to protest against inaction over BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “We don’t stand with BP like the government does,” said ANSWER Coalition organizer and anti-war activist, Michael Prysner....
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