Posts Tagged ‘ Solidarity ’

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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Organizing continues over mistreatment of inmates

February 12, 2012
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A contingent of Occupy the Hood activists held a meeting in Pershing Square yesterday to raise awareness over the treatment of California inmates and the state’s third prisoner hunger strike in less than a year. On Dec. 19, 2011, three prisoners sent a petition to the California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation, or CDCR,...
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Demonstrators show support for Bradley Manning

December 18, 2011
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Roughly 100 demonstrators marched through downtown Los Angeles yesterday to show their support for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, an alleged government whistle-blower now on trial. Manning is accused of turning over hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, ranging from diplomatic cables, military ground reports and the 2007 video of an Apache helicopter...
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Blase Bonpane: Imagining no religion

December 11, 2011
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It may seem surprising for a spiritual man to publish an autobiography titled “Imagine No Religion,” but Blase Bonpane’s convictions are anything but ordinary. On Dec. 11, Bonpane visited The Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles to deliver a short speech on themes related to his newly published book. Bonpane, known for his extensive...
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Montes to get property back after FBI raid

August 13, 2011
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The district attorney’s office agreed yesterday to return property belonging to Chicano activist Carlos Montes, which was seized during a sheriff’s department and FBI raid on May 17. Montes was arrested for allegedly forging a firearm application. Prosecutors say Montes failed to disclose a 42 year-old felony conviction of his while purchasing a shotgun...
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Villa Park rallies in support of Muslim Americans

April 8, 2011
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Reporting from Orange County – Michael McMahon was walking his dog when he first heard the chants. He watched as hundreds protested in front of the Villa Park City Hall during the late afternoon. Some were holding signs that read “Unmask Pauly” and “Stop GOP Hate in the OC.” As a resident of Villa...
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Angelenos show their support for Egyptian democracy

February 6, 2011
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Demonstrators calling for the removal of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stood outside the federal building in Westwood yesterday to express their solidarity with the pro-democracy protests that have gripped Egypt for nearly two weeks. The crowd of roughly 200 demanded the U.S. cut its aid to the Egyptian government and openly support the immediate...
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