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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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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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Homeless advocates fear City Hall is gunning for food charities again

November 3, 2013
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Homeless advocates gathered to support a food line and mobile health clinic in Hollywood Wednesday, Oct. 30, fearing the charity may be under threat of being shut down by city officials. The Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition and the UCLA Mobile Clinic are experiencing increasing pressure from the city to move from the location...
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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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Third California prison strike impending unless demands met

June 9, 2013
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In 2011, inmates held in long-term solitary confinement in California prisons held two hunger strikes to protest their treatment. Because prison officials have not met the inmates’ demands, another hunger strike is planned for July 8. To assist their protest, families of prisoners in solitary confinement and human rights advocates across California are now...
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Anti-eviction advocates open foreclosed home for owner

April 24, 2013
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Another set of locks has been broken on a foreclosed home, this time for South Los Angeles resident Cathelene Hughes. On Sunday, April 21, members of the Los Angeles Anti-Eviction Campaign broke the locks on Hughes’ home located on the 9800 block on South Wall Street. “This feels great,” said Hughes, 72, who had...
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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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UN help sought over treatment of state prisoners

March 18, 2012
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Inmate advocates plan to formally petition the United Nations this week to investigate what they say are human rights violations occurring within the California prison system. The action, which was organized by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, was initiated last year after the treatment of inmates held in long-term solitary confinement...
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A call goes out to join Occupy Skid Row

February 26, 2012
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A group of homeless advocates held an educational meeting for occupy activists yesterday concerning Skid Row and the plight of the homeless. It ended in an appeal to occupy. Yesterday’s meeting, which was held on Towne Avenue south of Fourth Street, was a major step for this subset of Occupy LA, which brought together...
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