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Februrary 1 ● Saturday
Political Meeting: Military Families Speak Out
Classes: Ecovillage Tours
History, context, accomplishments, pitfalls, transitions,
plans and visions for this central city demonstration ecovillage
neighborhood-in-process and its intentional community. Feb 1,15; Mar 1. 10:30
AM – 1 PM. (Note the new times.) Check their website for other times &
dates and unscheduled tours by appointment (min. 6 people). $10 sliding scale;
$20 with vegetarian lunch (after 1 PM; or brown bag it). Reservations required.
LA EcoVillage, 117 Bimini Place, LA. (213) 738-1254. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Political Meeting: SF Valley Socialists
Meetings usually 1st Saturdays monthly.
3–5 PM. Room 268, Sierra Hall, west side of CSU Northridge. <email@example.com>.
Political Meeting: Orange County Progressive Summit
ENGAGE, EMPOWER & EXPAND: The 3 Es of Community
Organizing Saturday, February 1st 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM at The Delhi Community Center 505 E. Central Avenue, Santa Ana
92707 Keynote Speaker Is:
Nationally-Syndicated Columnist Robert Scheer! On-Line Registration Is Now Open! http://ocprogressivesummit.org/?event=progressive-summit-2014
Please Go to Link Above to Purchase Admission Tickets, Which Includes Entrance
to the Event, 6 Different Workshops, 10 TED-Type Mini-Talks, 40+Exhibitor
Booths, Lunch and Keynote Speaker Robert Scheer, Founder of Truth-Dig.
Standard Ticket: All Day Admission with Lunch – $20 Student Ticket: All Day
Admission with Lunch – $10 Please Have Student ID at Check-In
February 2 ● Sunday
Political Action: Arlington West Memorial
Political Meeting: OC Greens
Normally 1st Sundays monthly. 2-3 PM general
meeting; 304 PM County Council. Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon
Ave., Irvine. (949) 559-7336. <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
February 4 ● Tuesday
Political Action: Stand in Peace
Stand in Peace Tustin Common Ground is a spiritual
community. Several members hold signs reading Imagine Peace. Every Tuesday. 4-5 PM. Tustin Common Ground.
Prospect Ave. (at Irvine, NW Corner), Tustin. (714) 961-5439. <email@example.com>. <embracehumanity.com>.
Community Event: Transgender Support
Social support group for trans people of all stages and gender variance, for
those questioning their gender identity who need to talk, friends & family
members. Every Wednesday. Not a dating, romance or singles group. Suggested
donation $5; no one turned away. 7-9 PM. South Bay LGBT Center, 16610 Crenshaw
Blvd., Torrance. (310) 328-6550. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
February 6 ● Thursday
Political Meeting: Long Beach Greens
1st Thursdays monthly. A local group of
activists working for a fair economy, a just society & a sustainable
future. 7 PM. Contact them for location and to verify meeting time. <longbeach (at) greens.org>. <cagreens.org/longbeach>.
Film: Peace & Justice
Usually 1st Thursdays monthly. Whittier Area
Peace & Justice Coalition. 7-9 PM. St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056
Washington Ave. (NE corner @ Wardman St.), Whittier. (562) 587-6270, (562)
Political Meeting: ACLU Orange County
Usually 1st Thursdays monthly. 7:30 PM. (714)
956-5037. Call for location. <email@example.com>.
February 7 ● Friday
Films: Drone Wars
First Friday Film Night. “Unmanned: America’s Drone
Wars”. new documentary from director Robert Greenwald and the Brave New
Foundation. “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars” investigates the impact
of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad Please bring a vegetarian pot luck
snack or non-alcoholic drink to share.
Doors open at 7 PM, screening at 7:30 PM sharp. Parking under the
library. Topanga Library, 122 N. Topanga Cyn. Blvd., Topanga. (310) 795-1373.
7-10pm: SUZY WILLIAMS at Dannys 23 windward av venice ca 90291 310-450-6052 http://www.dannysvenice.com/ FREE
February 8 ● Saturday
Political Meeting: Transit Advocates
2nd Saturdays monthly. TA advocates better transportation for the
residents of LA. (Their website also hosts a transit meetings/issues calendar.)
1 PM. Angelus Plaza, 255 S. Hill Street, LA. (213) 388-2364. <socata.net>.
Community Event: Ward Valley Gathering
With a Spirit Run in the morning from Ft. Mojave to Ward
Valley. Then a spiritual gathering mid-morning going til early afternoon.
Folks camping out both Friday & Saturday nights. Please come join us! It’s
not often we get to celebrate a win against the nuclear industry!Host Molly
Johnson is at <facebook.com/peacegrannie>.
Books: Jeffersons Slaves
Discussion of Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson
and His Slaves by Henry Wiencek. 2 PM. Revolution Books Book Club. 5726 Hollywood Blvd, LA. (323)
February 9 ● Sunday
Community Event: Humanist Association of LA
Westside discussion group. Usually 2nd Sundays
monthly. 11 AM. Contact them to check. Colorado Center, Community Room, 2500
Broadway, Santa Monica. (310) 479-2236. <larry-a-taylor (at) att (dot) net>.
<hala.org>. For other locations, click
on Southern California Freethought
Feburary 10 ● Monday
Political Meeting: Three Strikes
Families to Amend Californias Three Strikes (FACTS). 2nd/4th
Mondays monthly. Help them amend Three Strikes to apply to violent felonies
only. 7 PM. Other chapters on the website. Chicos Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo
Blvd., Inglewood. (213) 746-4844.
Political Meeting: SF Valley Greens
2nd Mondays monthly. Open & free to the
public. 7 PM. Free. 8847 Penfield, Northridge. (818) 380-1252, (818) 515-8541.
February 12 ● Wednesday
Meeting: United Nations Women
LA Chapter general meeting. Formed to promote the status of women worldwide. 2nd
Wednesdays monthly. 7 PM. National Council of Jewish Women, 543 N. Fairfax,
LA. (310) 450-3396. <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
February 13 ● Thursday
Film: Conscientious Projector
Conscientious Projector. Usually 2nd Thursdays monthly. 7 PM. (310)
782-4738, (626) 792-4941. Armory Center for the Arts, 145 North Raymond
Ave., Pasadena. <conscientiousprojector.wordpress.com>,
(Sites on facebook may require membership.)
Political Meeting: Healthcare For All CA
San Fernando Valley chapter meeting. Obamacare helps but
doesnt fix our broken health insurance system. Learn more about Improved
Medicare for all Californians. 7:30 PM.
Switching to: 2nd
Thursdays monthly. New Location: Plaza
del Valle Community Room/ Salon Comunitario, 8610 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama
City. In plaza behind Wells Fargo Bank; plenty of free parking. (818) 766-7318.
<email@example.com>. <healthcareforall.org> (click on local chapters then on san fernando valley), <facebook.com/hcasfv>. (Sites on
facebook may require membership.)
Talk: The French Health Care
HCA-Los Angeles Chapter Meeting February 13th from7-9 pm.The Don White Meeting Room
The Peace Center
3916 Sepulveda Blvd.Culver City90230
Parking lot behind the bldg.
Entrance door atrear of bldg. Press 22 at the door. Why is the
FRENCH Healthcare System ranked #1
in the world by the World
Health Organization? Join
us and our guest speaker Ibrahima Sankare
MHA of UCLA to learn about the world’s best healthcare
system and what we need here in the USA. Invite
your friends to see what healthcare as a human right looks like ….and what
our single payer universal destination could provide.
February 14 ● Friday
Community Event: LGBT Center Games Night
Political Action: Save Chain Reaction
Full Moon Candlelight Peace Vigil at the Chain Reaction
sculpture in the Santa Monica Civic Center. 5 PM. And keep contacting all seven SM City Council Members via
(310) 458-8201 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Political Meeting: LA Greens
3rd Wednesdays monthly. 7 PM. Call them for the
meeting location (the Peace Center has moved). (323) 651-5539. <losangelesgreens.org>.
With Andy Worthington, Jason Leopold, and Debra Sweet.
Part of a tour. 7-9 PM. Revolution Books, 5726 Hollywood Blvd., LA. (323)
Discussion: Monthly Review
Readers discussion group. 3rd Wednesdays
monthly. 7:30 PM. Yahoo Colorado Center, Community Room, 2500 Broadway, Santa
Monica. (310) 390-0306.
February 16 ● Sunday
Discussion: The Nation
Magazine readers group. Usually 3rd Sundays
monthly. 2 PM. 4054 Coolidge Ave., Mar Vista, LA. (310) 391-1707.
Political Meeting: Jericho
3rd Sundays monthly. 4 PM: letter writing to
prisoners. Followed at 5 PM by the monthly general meeting of the
Inter-Communal Solidarity Committee (which embraces such programs as Break
the Lock prisoner solidarity, Hood Health, Turning the Tide journal,
and George Jackson Freedom School). Left Side Lounge, 1905 Rodeo Road between
Western and Arlington. 4 PM. (310) 495-0299. <email@example.com>.
Feb. 21, 7:00 pm
What: Movie night at the South Bay LGBT Center. People can pick
up publications, join in conversation with other attendees, and if there is
time, suggest games to play or other possibilities.
Where: The Center is at 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance
CA 90504, (near El Camino College, across the street from a 7-Eleven store).
Info: The movie selection is determined by those present.
Participants may bring their own favorite DVD or video for possible viewing.
Donation at the door (suggested $5 – no one turned away), refreshments included
– participants can enjoy coffee, tea, soda, water and desserts. Check website calendar for more
or leave a message at (310) 328-6550 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 17 ● Tuesday
Political Action: OC Code Pink Vigil
When: Mon., Feb. 17, 7:00 pm
What: South Bay LGBT Center invites anyone interested to attend
the monthly meeting of the South Bay Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Where: Rolling Hills
United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw, Rolling Hills. Information: (310) 831-2967
Info: For those who have never attended a PFLAG meeting, this
will be an opportunity to learn about a valuable community resource. View the
SBC calendar at
for additional involvement opportunities.
Feburary 19 ● Wednesday
Meditations On Media. Gerry Fialkas stimulating soiree
stirs up discussion to reveal the hidden effects of what humans have invented.
3rd Wednesdays Monthly. 7 PM. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd.,
Venice. (310) 306-7330. <laughtears.com>.
Feburary 20 ● Thursday
Political Meeting: SFV Atheists United
Usually 3rd Thursdays monthly. 6:30 PM, Kountry
Folks Restaurant, 8501 Sepulveda Blvd., North Hills, (818) 988-2806 (after 5
Also other chapters. (866) GOD-LESS,
(323) 666-4258. <atheistsunited.org>.
Peace & Freedom Party
Open to all Peace & Freedom Party registrants.
Normally 3rd Thursdays monthly. 7 PM. 2617 S. Hauser Blvd, L.A.
(323) 960-5036. <pfplosangeles
(at) peaceandfreedom.org>. <peaceandfreedom.org>.
Also other Socal local organizations listed on the website (click on contact,
local organizations): Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bern., San Diego, SLO &
Poetry: Fightin Words
Open Mic to Stop Police Brutality. Hosted by Oct. 22
Coalition. 3rd Thursdays monthly. Call to be sure its happening.
8-11 PM. Chucos Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Blvd., Inglewood.
(323) 235-4243 , (323) 446-7459. <youth4justice.org>.
Film: STOM SOGO: SWEET FIRST, SEIZURE SECOND
The work of Stom Sogo comes to Los Angeles, in a rare pair of screenings. 8 PM. Echo Park Film Center, ECHO PARK FILM CENTER. 1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.) Los Angeles, (213) 484 - 8846 | email@example.com
Feburary 21 ● Friday
Community Event: LGBT Center Movie Night
Movie determined by those present; bring your own video
for possible viewing. Also publications,
conversation, games, etc.. Suggested donation $5; no one turned away. 7
PM. South Bay LGBT Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. (310) 328-6550. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Community Event: PFLAG
South Bay Chapter of Parents & Friends of Lesbians and
Gays. 7 PM. Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw, Rolling
Hills. (310) 831-2967.
Community Service: Fair Chance Project
A free legal clinic especially created for those impacted
by the prison system. Usually 4th Saturdays monthly. 1:30-3:30 PM
(subject to change; contact them to verify date/time). Chucos Justice Center,
1137 E. Redondo Beach Blvd., Inglewood. (310) 677-7445. <email@example.com>. <fairchanceproject.com>.
February 23 ● Sunday
Political Meeting: LA Atheists United
4th Sundays monthly. 11 AM – 3 PM, Center for
Inquiry West, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, (323) 666-9797, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Also other chapters. (866) GOD-LESS, (323) 666-4258. <atheistsunited.org>.
Political Meeting: West Valley Secular
Usually last Sundays monthly. Daphnes Greek Café, 5780
Canoga Ave. Unit B, Woodland Hills, <meetup.com/secularhumanism-17>.
Also other chapters. (866) GOD-
February 26 ● Wednesday
Talk: Activist Support Circle
Ninth Anniversary Public Forum with featured special guest
speaker Marianne Williamson, spiritual teacher and author of A
Course in Miracles. Call to verify. 6:30 PM refreshments; 7 PM
program. Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard Street, Santa Monica. (310) 399-1000. <email@example.com>.
Film: Film Festival
7-10pm: 7 Dudley Cinema – 11th annual VENICE & SPONTO FILM FEST
at beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca 90291 310-822-3006 free http://www.laughtears.com/7dudleycinema.html
Noted spiritual teacher and author of
“A Course in Miracles” will be the featured special guest speaker at
the ‘Activist Support Circle 9th Anniversary Public Forum’ taking place at the
Santa Monica Friends Meeting Hall, located at 1440 Harvard Street, Santa Monica
90404. Doors open and refreshments served at 6:30pm. The program begins at
7:00pm. . (310) 399-1000. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Political Meeting: West Valley Secular
February 27 ● Thursday
Film: Coastal Convergence Society
Free video night. Meet local peace & justice neighbors
for free food, video & discussion. You can bring your own video. Last
Thursdays monthly. 7 PM. Contact them for directions. Huntington Beach. (714) 964-2162. <email@example.com>.
Film: ANDREA MÁRQUEZ
LA AIR is an
artist-in-residence program that invites Los Angeles
utilize EPFC resources in creating a new work over afour-week period. 8PM. Echo Park Film Center. 1200 N
Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.) Los Angeles, (213) 484 – 8846 |
February 28 ● Friday
Political Meeting: Center for Inquiry Dinners
Atheists, freethinkers, secular humanists, skeptics,
nonbelievers, agnostics & inquiring minds welcome. Hosted by Rachel Sene
and Jay Johnson. 4th Fridays monthly (never 5th Fridays). 6:30 PM dinner; 7:30 PM discussion
followed by unstructured socializing. WLA Grill (formerly Dolores), 11407 Santa
Monica Blvd., West LA. (310) 780-7363, (310)-488-7431. (If you have a
restricted number please dial *82 before our number if you want a callback.)
Political Meeting: Change-Links
Black History Event by the Freedom Socialist Party
No Doubt–The Murders of Oscar Grant. a book by Thandisizwe Chumuernga, award winning journalist will read from her new book “Do Doubt-The Murders of Oscare Grant by police. 7 PM. Solidarity Hall, 2122 W,.Jefferson Blvd. LA. With snacks, etc. Call 323 732 6416. email <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <http://www.socialism.org>.
Police Victims Support
Have you or a family member been brutalized by the police?
SPIRIT (Support & Partnership In Respect & In Trust). Regular meetings
last Tuesdays monthly. 7-9 PM. Contact them to verify info. (This event is no
longer on the venues public calendar.) Youth Justice Coalition/ Chucos
Justice Center, 253 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., LA. (323) 369-9662 or
(323) 235-4243. <email@example.com>
“BODY OF WAR”
Screening at 7:30 PM at The Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica
Tickets: $11 $8.00 for Veterans with Proof of Veteran Status at the
Door. At 6:30 PM Dr. Paula Caplan will be Signing Copies of Her Book:
When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home This Screening is a Benefit
Fundraiser for:THE WELCOME JOHNNY AND JANE HOME PROJECT:A BETTER WELCOME FOR
VETERANS Generously Hosted and Presented by The American Cinematheque Visit:
Please call all Ongoing events to confirm and let us know
about any updates. Dates given are usually the starting date of the event.
Costs listed are usually the lowest. Times are generally the daily times but
events vary. Calling first is the best idea (especially as were just returning
from ChangeLinks hiatus). Please let us know about any changes or errors in
the Ongoing section. Call to confirm
events scheduled during the holidays.
Alternate Calendar sources:
So Cal Area:
LA County: Dick
& Sharons LA Progressive. <laprogressive.com>,
look under events. Orange County: Orange County Democracy
for America (DFA): <dfa-oc.org/calendar>.
Orange County Peace Coalition (separate calendar): <dfa-oc.org/wordpress/calendar-html>.
San Diego County: Activist San
click on Calendar; Occupy San Diego
Santa Barbara County: Join listserve
No Cal Area:
Area Peace Action. <sacpeace.org>,
click on calendar. San Jose: San
Jose Peace & Justice Center: <sanjosepeace.org>,
click on calendar. South SF Peninsula: Peninsula
Peace and Justice Center, <peaceandjustice.org>,
click on calendar.
National calendar of interest to students and others. <campusactivism.org>, look under events.
2nd Thursdays monthly. Peak hours are something
like 6-9 PM. Downtown LA. (213) 624-6212. <downtownartwalk.org>. Also Art Walks
in Culver City (<culvercity.org>, search for art walk;
they may not have an event in 2013), Long
Beach (<artwalklb.com>, 2nd
Sat Jan 11), Pasadena (<playhousedistrict.org>, click
on calendar of events then ARTWalk; no event until 2014), Pomona (<pomonaartscolony.com>,
2nd Sat Jan 11), and Venice (<theveniceartwalk.org>; no event
until 2014) on various dates during the year.
Black Writers and Artists
International Black Writers & Artists is a network of authors,
publishers, artists and community members meeting to listen and be heard. 1st
Saturdays monthly (Jan 4), 2-4 PM, St. Elmo Village, 4830 St. Elmo Drive, LA. 3rd
Saturdays monthly (Jan 18), 1-5 PM, San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale
Road, Pasadena. Contact them to check dates. (323) 964-3721. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>.
Improve your speaking ability in a fun & supportive
learning environment. Help spread the message of health, compassion towards
animals & environmental responsibility. Meeting dates may be updated on
their facebook page. 3 PM. Usually 1st/3rd Sundays
monthly (call first). West LA Animal Care Center Community Room, 11361 W. Pico
Blvd., LA. <vegantoastmasters.org>,
(Sites on facebook may require membership.)
Rising Star Toastmasters Become a better speaker! 1st/3rd
Tuesdays monthly. A professional, structured, international organization.
Contact them to check time and location. 6 PM. Community Room, Burbank Police
Station, 200 N. Third St., Burbank. (818) 846-8318. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <meetup.com/risingstartoastmaster>.
More groups at <toastmasters.org>,
click on find a location near you.
The Coalition for Economic Survival, with 27 years in
working for tenants rights and other issues. Two meetings weekly to help
tenants. Every Wed. 7 PM & every Sat. 10 AM. Plummer Park, Community
Center, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hollywood. (213) 252-4411, (323) 656-4410.
Many helpful people collect stuff not only for themselves
but for others. It mounts up until they cant find what they need. If this is
you, come to Clutterers Anonymous (CLA) based on AAs 12-step program.
Face-to-face & phone meetings. Every Thursday. Also other locations and
telephone meetings. 10-11:30 AM. Café Tropical , 2900 Sunset Blvd. Silverlake.
Meeting Information: (866) 402-6685. (310) 281-6064, (323) 281-2243. <clutterersanonymous.net>.
Acting Workshop for Vets
To train actors for performance & to help individuals
heal, grow & learn via drama therapy. Donation, register online. Contact
them for location and to see whether classes are in session. The Veterans
Project. 7-10 PM. Every Thursday. Also community theater & interpersonal
communication skills workshops. 3916 Sepulveda, LA. (310) 842-8794. <email@example.com>.
McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club
Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Creative non-fiction, memoir, and prose. Read your story
to a group of supportive writers. Also other writing, media & performance
workshops. Every Tuesday. 8 PM. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310)
Afrikan World Civilizations Adult Class not currently in session.
Youth Class offered most summers. Contact them for details and check the
website for details and upcoming class dates. (213) 368-4976. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <drkwaku.com>.
Make a movie! Fun & easy classes for the whole family.
Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St., LA. (213) 484-8846. <echoparkfilmcenter.org>.
Food Not Bombs
Smashing Hunger, Squashing Poverty Tour. Invite FNB co-founder Keith McHenry to
speak on your campus. Speaking fees are reasonable. Currently booking thru Jan
2014; contact them for details and available dates. (575) 776-3880, (800)
Learn and develop Union leadership skills. Sponsored by
Trade Tech Lab or Center. Classes at union locals and other locations. Ongoing.
(213) 763-7129. <email@example.com>.
An organic gardening school. Classes and lectures for
adults, special classes for children. In several LA regional locations. (888)
Speakers, actions, international delegations. (202)
UNITE HERE!, a union of hotel, casino, food service,
laundry& textile workers, wants dedicated activists for a comprehensive
program of leadership training and political education. (213) 481-8530. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <unitehere.org>, <hotelworkersrising.org>.
Contact them for events. Dragonfly Hill Urban Farm, 345-½
Douglas St., LA. <home.earthlink.net/~theweproject>.
Witness for Peace
Delegations to Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico,
Nicaragua, Venezuela. <witnessforpeace.org>,
click on travel with us.
For youth by youth program guiding them into meeting the
challenge of their own struggle, Everyone has something to offer to better our
future! Contact them for time and place. Usually Mon/Wed. 6-8 PM. (818) 913-1968,
(818) 939-3433. <email@example.com>,
Natural Health Group
Weekly vegan dinner events at locations in LA & Orange
Counties. They publish a comprehensive Holistic Directory of Vegetarian Restaurants
and offer coupons as well as an ongoing discount card. (This group may be
inactive; website not updated since 2009. Contact them for more info.) Natural
Health Group, 326 N. Western Ave. #368, LA, CA 90004. (800) 701-9364, (310)
Vegan Happy Hour
Includes a potluck. Age 21+ only; pay for (optional)
drinks. 5-9 PM potluck; social continues after. The Short Stop, 1455 Sunset
Blvd. (two blocks E of Echo Park Blvd. at Sutherland, look for red neon
cocktails sign), Echo Park. Join myspace to access their website & meeting
(This website might no longer be active.)
Weekly hour-long ongoing series. Featuring speakers like
Medea Benjamin, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Chris Hedges & Howard Zinn.
A very good progressive website with original articles and
One of the prominent progressive Website. With a
collection of articles, original articles, videos and news. <commondreams.org>.
Hour media criticism program. Also on Free Speech TV. <fair.org>, click on counterspin.
Community Progressive Radio. <cprmetro.blogspot.com>.
Every weekday hour-long news program. Amy Goodman et al.
With Laura Flanders. Also on Free Speech TV twice daily.
LA activism journal. <laactivist.com>.
Left Wing Radio Stations
Weekly half-hour documentary-style radio program.
Globalization, civil liberties, prison issues, education, environmental
justice, etc. <radioproject.org>.
Progressive AM Talk Radio
From Matt Rothschild of The Progressive magazine. <progressive.org/radioweekly>.
Raza Press & Media Association
The only Mexican-Raza journalist organization
consistently advancing and building revolutionary anti-imperialist media. <razapressassociation.org/blog>.
Voice of Palestine Radio
Vancouver Cooperative Radio since 1987. Programs now only
posted on their website. <voiceofpalestine.ca>,
click on show downloads.
Fridays, 10-11 AM, KPFK 90.7 FM. <kpfk.org>.
Counter-recruitment groups which organize at schools may
go on hiatus when classes are not in session.
Palisadians for Peace conducts High School campus visits
weekly when schools are in session. Usually early morning (onsite about 7 AM).
They also canvass other events and distribute information pamphlets in
commercial & residential areas offering alternatives and factual
information countering relentless military campus recruitment. Volunteers
needed. (310) 573-1901. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
(This email address may be bad– over
OC Recruitment Awareness Project
New volunteers urgently needed. If you can spare 90
minutes at 7 A.M. once a month during the new school year, please contact us
immediately. (949) 492-0571. <email@example.com>.
<oc-rap.org>. (Blog has not been
updated since 2013-12.)
Veterans for Peace
Monthly meetings at the LA Peace Center or the Arlington
West Memorial, Santa Monica Beach. Contact them for time & location. Peace
Center, 8124 W. Third St., LA. (323) 934-3451, (310) 398-0056, (310) 339-1770.
Other chapters: <veteransforpeace.org>,
click on Contact Us.
Mother Natures Army
Eco-freak rock, punk americana spreading truth. People
& music have the power. Viva la revolución! Contact them for dates &
Natures Army on Facebook. (Sites on facebook may require membership.)
Dates are usually the opening date or the earliest date in
the month. Many plays run from Thu-Sun. Times are for the evening performances.
Call for Sunday times. Listed costs are usually the lowest.
LA Café Plays
Fastest Theater in Town. Five short plays go from
conception to execution in just 10-½ hours. Continuing 3rd Sundays
monthly. 7:30 & 9 PM. Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Dr., Santa Monica
Airport, Santa Monica. $15. (310) 397-3244. <ruskingrouptheatre.com>, <facebook.com/ruskingrouptheatre>.
(Sites on facebook may require membership.)
Sociedad de Escritores
Sociedad de Escritores y Poetas Latinoamericanos.
Reuniones Todos los Jueves. (Thursdays.) Contact them to check info. 7:30 PM.
McDonalds, 500 N. Central Ave., Glendale. (213) 230-4868. <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <poesiasymas.com>.
Long running arts and poetry venue with numerous events.
681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006. <email@example.com>. <beyondbaroque.org>. BB & other
arts and non-profit venues such as LATW remain at risk due to fiscal austerity.
Subsidy cuts would stop nonprofits from running cultural facilities. Even if a
venue appears to be safe, this can change rapidly in response to economic &
political mandates. Continuing updates on <artsforla.org>,
search for lease subsidy and for la cultural centers.
Vigils, Meetings & Demonstrations:
locations, dates & times— these may change frequently especially
during holidays. And dates may have changed since the last time we were
able to check. Due to space constraints we cannot list all recurring vigils,
meetings & demonstrations in our print edition. However, they are on our
website at <change-links.org>
under archives/web only calendar. Please let us know of any updates to these
Regular monthly meeting of Glendale Education/Social
Justice Advocates. Working to encourage GUSD to provide balanced information
about military recruiting & other social issues. Students, parents,
community members are invited. Usually 1st Wednesdays monthly. Check the date this month! 6-8 PM.
Pacific Park Library, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale. (818) 248-4967. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Monthly meeting of Democracy for America Orange County.
November speakers: Kyle Krahel-Frolander of Smart Cities Prevail. Also Rosa
Vizcarra, Community Program Specialist, Registrar of Voters Office speaks about
OC Election Day operations. Normally 1st Wednesdays monthly. Check the date this month! Social 6:15
PM; program 7:15 PM. Karl Strauss Brewery, Metropointe Shopping Center, 901
South Coast Dr., Costa Mesa. <email@example.com>
or contact form on website. <meetup.com/dfa-oc>.
GA Drone Demonstrations
Weekly demonstrations at General
Atomics in Poway. GA makes the
Predator Drone. Contact them to verify details. San Diego Veterans For Peace.
Thursdays. 4–6 PM. Poway CA. (760) 207-9139. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Occupy Fights Foreclosures
Tuesdays (Spanish only) 7-9 PM,
Thursdays 7-9 PM, Sundays 2-6 PM. Dennys behind Union Station (across Vignes),
530 Ramirez St., LA. (323) 696-0596. <email@example.com>.
Costa Mesa Peace Vigil
Bring your kids & dogs and join an Orange County peace
celebration. Every Friday. 5-7 PM. South Coast Plaza entrance, Bristol &
Anton, Costa Mesa. (714) 956-5037.
Glendale Peace Vigil
Vigil for peace & social justice. Every Friday. 5-7
PM. Broadway & Brand Blvd., Glendale. (818) 242-4320. <glendalepeacevigil.org>.
Long Beach Peace Vigil
Wear your T-shirts and bring signs. Supported by MFSO.
Every Friday. 7-9 PM. Public Awareness Table in front of Washington Mutual
Bank. Second St. & Nieto, Belmont Shore.
Tongva Indians Vigil
Monthly demonstration to stop
development/desecration of a Native American sacred site dating back about 9000
years BCE. 1st Saturdays monthly. 10 AM – 1 PM. Bolsa Chica Rd.
& Warner Ave., Huntington Beach. (562) 743-8698. <facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001152962949>.
(Sites on facebook may require membership.)
RAC Food Program
Revolutionary Autonomous Communities Food Program, a
mutual-aid project organizing & distributing food in its home
neighborhoods. Volunteers needed. Usually every Sunday. 10 AM – 5 PM. MacArthur
Park, SW Corner of Wilshire Blvd.
& Park View Ave. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Long Beach Peace Vigil
Long Beach Area Peace Network organizing to stop the wars
in Iraq & Afghanistan and to promote social justice in our community. 2nd
Thursdays monthly. 7 PM. Catalyst Meeting Space, 430 E. First St., Long Beach.
Bikesanas del Valle
Self-sustained cyclist collective providing a not for
profit service to the community by promoting cycle mechanics and awareness as
well as social justice and autonomous living. 2nd/4th
Thursdays monthly. 7:30 PM. El Hormiguero, 12545 Terra Bella Street, Pacoima.
Laguna Woods Peace Action
People for Peace ad hoc committee. 2nd Mondays
monthly. 4:30-6 PM. El Toro and Paseo de Valencia, Laguna Woods. <email@example.com>.
OC Peace Coalition
Non-partisan but supporting anyone who is working for
Peace and Justice. Educating, organizing and changing US foreign policies
promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping US
militarization. Last Tuesdays monthly. Spires Restaurant, 13030 Goldenwest Ave.
(immediately south of the 22 freeway), Westminster. <ocpeace.org>.
Community Meeting: Activist Support Circle
Usually last Wednesdays monthly. (Not meeting in January
2014.) Call to verify. 6:30 PM. Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard St., Santa
Monica. (310) 399-1000. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Seniors for Peace Vigil
Senior Patriots Against the War invites you to join them
in a demonstration for Peace. Signs and banners provided. Last Wednesdays
monthly. 5-6:30 PM. World Globe at Leisure World, Seal Beach Blvd. at Golden
Rain Rd. Between I-405 & Westminster. (562) 430-7509 or (562) 430-1047. Check all dates during the holidays!
Coalition for World Peace
Keeping Congress aware of what the people voted for. Bring
snacks. Next meeting date TBA. Contact them to verify date, location, etc.
Korean Resource Center, LA. 900 S. Crenshaw Blvd., LA. <email@example.com>.
(Their website appears to be out of date.)
Women Organizing for Justice
A leadership development program seeking to increase the
participation of formerly incarcerated and other women in the struggle for
social justice. Focusing on criminal justice reform. (323) 563-3575. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>. <anewwayoflife.org> (*NO* www in the URL address), click
on leadership, then on women organizing for justice.
Seeking poetry about economic justice/injustice, greed,
protest, activism, and opportunity. Formal and free-verse, mail art, and
collage poetry. Submissions or queries: <submissions (at) occupypoetry.org>.
Looking for first-hand accounts of writers experiences
with the Occupy Wall Street protests. Submit a short statement that captures
the movement from a personal perspective. Prose, poem, comic, story, vignette,
anything goes. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Ongoing submissions. A poetry journal entirely devoted to
new poetry that tackles human rights issues worldwide. Website & email
lists provide information about persecuted writers with sample letters of
protest. Email list: <write (at)
protestpoems.org> with SUBSCRIBE
in your subject line. <protestpoems.org>.
Food Not Bombs
Food Not Bombs (FNB) shares free vegan food with the
homeless and all others in need in protest against the effects of capitalism
& military spending. All FNB collectives need volunteers. Global directories:
<foodnotbombs.net> (click on find your local chapter). Group
updates may be sent to: <email@example.com>
and the worldwide listserve (subscribe at: <lists.riseup.net/www/info/fnbnetwork>).
Always verify that FNB serving listings are up to date.
Get connected with families needing help fighting
click on volunteer.
Michael Hubman and others run Right to Share Food
bringing food & water to the folks living on LAs Skid Row. (714) 227-2217.
websites may not be up to date.)
Activist Security Training
The Ruckus Society created a security team to deal with
internet and other security issues that activists face. Contact them for
Get goods and services without cash; trade without banks
or a money system. Local community based finance groups are listed at <timebanks.org>. Click on Membership then
Membership Directory in the drop-down menu. Use los angeles for a search phrase.
Auto-Free Orange County: <autofree.net>. Car-Free Santa Barbara:
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. <santabarbaracarfree.org>. (If
their website is not responsive, try it again later.) Also, a worldwide network
of car-free resources: <worldcarfree.net>.
And wed like to know about local sites for other regions in SoCal.
COINTELPRO Files Online
The FBI has recently uploaded a significant number of
files on COINTELPRO. This includes those on the New Left that– unlike the
FBIs (presumably forthcoming) Black Nationalism files– are ordered by
geography rather than just chronology. <vault.fbi.gov/cointel-pro/new-left>.
(received via H-NET)
An operations manual: <scribd.com/doc/105887484>.
A map of Farmers Markets in Los Angeles, Orange, San
Bernardino, Riverside Counties. <projects.latimes.com/farmers-markets>.
A free fruit treasure map of your neighborhood. Map
locations you know about; visit places others have posted. This is potentially
a *worldwide* resource. <ediblecities.org>.
Homeless & Hungry
Peoples Guide. How to get food,
money, housing, health care & other help from government programs and
community services if you live in LA County and need help in hard times. Online
or order printed copies. Hunger Action LA (HALA). <email@example.com>.
(213) 388-8228. 2012 version is online at <hungeractionla.org>. New 2013-2014 editions now available.
Street Lawyer: A WIKI to End and Prevent
Westside Live Food Calendar: <hopemakingchange.org>,
click on iEat. Or go to <weho.org>, search for food programs in west hollywood then find the document in the
list (document dated 2012-02). Los Angeles Homeless Resource Wiki, <lahomeless.org> (try clicking on the
logo on the upper left to access content). And many other online local
resources can be found by searching for los
angeles homeless resources (change the locale if necessary).
Santa Monica/Venice Food Programs. Westside LIVE Food
click on iEat; current calendar is
LA Intentional Community Networking
Many alternative housing options. <laecovillage.org/Intentionalcommunitynetworking.html>.
Market Match Program
Helping boost buying power for seniors and low income
families at many SoCal farmers markets. CalFresh, WIC and SSI participants get
$5-10 weekly to spend at the market. <hungeractionla.org>, see market
match at top of website.
Radical Guide to LA
From the 2011 Anarchist Bookfair. Places to eat, drink,
visit, radical history, places to stay, links to radical organizations, etc.
<laanarchist.org>, click on
Recycle for Peace
We need: sculptures, jewelry, rugs, paintings, art books,
toys and games, prints, silver, linens, special fabrics, pottery & dishes,
small furniture, household items, etc. We provide Estate Disposal Assistance.
Tax Deductible. To donate, to schedule a pick-up, or for a schedule of future
sales: The Closet Liberal, benefitting Office of the Americas Peace and Justice
struggle. (323) 295-2306.
Search & Seizure Law
Updated 2012-09. <or.fd.org>,
click on the Case Documents tab
& look for Search and Seizure.
An online LA Indymedia article lists
a number of resources for those who are struggling in our economy: <la.indymedia.org/news/2011/02/244433.php>.
(You may choose to click through a site warning; if so, buyer beware.)
A couple of compassionate animal volunteers are needed to
join me help and preserve the lives of some flocks of street pigeons almost at
the point of extinction in the area of Van Nuys. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. <losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/vol/3888288966.html>.
Womens Non-Violence Centers
then Help for Victims, then How To Start an Independent Advocacy Center
to End Violence Against Women … and Why. Also other info helping women
Centros del Non-Violence de las Mujeres
entonces Ayuda para Victemas,
entonces Cómo iniciar un centro
independiente de defensa para poner fin a la violencia contra las mujeres … y
por qué. El website también tiene otra información sobre cómo las mujeres
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in LA. <chirla.org>, click on Internships and Employment.
High Country News
Job Board. NGOs, green companies, etc. <hcn.org>, click on Classified Listings (at the
bottom of their webpage) then on Employment.
Worldwide database of Nonprofit and Government Agency
jobs. This looks like a very useful resource. <idealist.org>, click on Jobs.
International Rescue Committee. <rescue.org>, click on How You Can Help/Work With Us then on Search Jobs and Apply. International and US locations including
LA & San Diego.
LA Alliance for a New Economy. <laane.org>, click on About Us/ Jobs.
Sustainable Living & Farming Jobs
And other short
term job opportunities. <backdoorjobs.com>.
Military & Draft:
Dedicated to shattering the myths surrounding the
selective service system and to help build a mass civil disobedience to stop
the draft before it gets started. This site has not been recently updated but
it still hosts useful information. <email@example.com>. <draftresistance.org>. (Email
address may be bad; site appears to be inactive since 2011-02. The information
posted there may still be useful.)
Linking up with one of the following groups is the first
step recommended for obtaining CO status: Center on Conscience & War (CCW)
Courage to Resist (CTR) <couragetoresist.org>
or GI Rights Hotline <girightshotline.org>.
Counter Recruitment (CR)
National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth
(NNOMY). Retains resources & pamphlets and a list of organizations involved
in CR work on their website. Check out their Alternatives to the Military (its on the left side of the page)
that lists job resources for those who feel that the military is their only
option. <nnomy.org>. Resources for
Educators to Stop the War: <educatorstostopthewar.org>,
click on Counter-Recruitment. Project
YANO (Youth and Non-military Opportunities), <projectyano.org>.
Web site en español contra el reclutamiento por el
servicio militar. (Counter-Recruitment Website in Spanish.) El Proyecto YANO
tiene el placer de invitarlos a visitar nuestra nueva página electrónica. <projectyano.org/espanol>.
OC Recruitment Awareness Project (OC RAP)
The Pentagon, in violation of the Privacy Act, has
compiled and put into use a mega-database of private information on 30 million
16-25-year-olds. Even if you have opted your child out of the lists public
schools turn over to local military recruiters, you or your child must also
contact the Pentagon directly to get off this new national military recruiting
list. More information on their website. Leave My Child Alone. <themmob.org/lmca>.
Progressive GI Newspaper
Occupation News Bulletin. Thomas Barton compiled this comprehensive compilation
of news about our governments immoral war without end. Back issues only:
archives from 2003-2008. <williambowles.info/gispecial>.
The Wounded Warrior Call-Center: (877) 487-6299, a hotline
for injured, wounded or ill former and current Marines, Sailors & their
family members. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255).
SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education): <save.org>.
Vets 4 Vets: (520) 319-5500, <vets4vets.us>,
a peer support group for recent vets. National Veterans Foundation: (888)
777-4443, <nvf.org>. Defense Centers of
Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injuries (DCoE): <dcoe.health.mil>, <facebook.com/dcoepage>. Licensed
mental health professionals who offer free psychological treatment to military
service members who have served or who expect to serve in the conflicts in Iraq
or Afghanistan: <thesoldiersproject.org>.
We do not vouch for any of these being *progressive* resources. (Sites on
facebook may require membership.)
Recruiter Abuse Hotline
(877) 688-6881. <afsc.org>,
search for Military Recruiter Abuse
Underground War Resisters
House a soldier/resister on the way to Canada. The War
Resisters Support Campaign has been inundated with requests considering
emigration. (416) 598-1222, (647) 393-3096. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Police & Migrant Issues:
To report a checkpoint from local news or your
observation, or to receive text alerts, please email: / Para divulgar un punto
de comprobación de noticias locales o de su observación, o recibir alarmas del
texto, envíe por correo electrónico por favor: <email@example.com>. Also see: <facebook.com/policeretencheckpoint>.
Useful for people who have been brutalized, harassed, or
had family members murdered by the police. (877) 4-LA1992, (877) 8NO – COPS.
Look on their website for a police activity and ICE raids mobile phone alert
service. Report a Cop and Copwatch LA Radio online; also text alerts. Many
other features. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Also RTF National Mobile Cop Watch Network; info: <raisethefist.com/copwatch>.
DREAMers Support Fund
Help eligible young migrants offset the fees in their
requests for Deferred Action. <publicinterestprojects.org>,
search for fund for dreamers.
Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook
Provided by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and
the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). <jailhouselaw.org>.
CopWatch LA: see above. October 22 Coalition LA, <email@example.com> or NY Central
office at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
and ask for a referral to Oct 22 LA. CAHRO (California Association of Human
Relations Organizations), 320 West Temple St., #1184, Los Angeles, CA 90012,
(213) 974-7601, <cahro.org>. LA
County Human Relations Commission, (213) 737-7463. Idris Stelley Foundation
(ISF, SF Bay area) 24 HR Bilingual Crisis line at (415) 595-8251 for referrals,
(Sites on myspace may require membership.)
Security Culture for Activists
A free e-book provided by the Ruckus Society. <ruckus.org/article.php?id=789l>.
Slavery & Trafficking
Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST),
5042 Wilshire Blvd., #586, LA CA 90036. (213) 365-1906. <castla.org>.
Southern California Immigration Coalition
A coalition of over 30 organizations covering diverse
sectors, such as labor, students, teachers, community-based organization
working with immigrants rights, etc. denouncing ICE raids & demanding FULL
legalization. (323) 602-3480. <immigrationcoalition.org>,
(Sites on facebook may require membership.)
Student Rights: <maldef.org>,
click on education, public policy then AB540. Scholarships: Association of Raza
Educators (ARE) sponsors a continuing project (donations & applications,
<razaeducators.org>, click on
scholarship donate. <email@example.com>).
Activist Letter Writing
A national cooperative letter-writing service. Use letters
prepared by the collective or propose letters, volunteer to help write, edit,
proofread or handle computer problems, etc. Free and voluntary participation,
non-tax deductible donations accepted. <progressivesecretary.org>.
Urgent Action Network
Members call, fax, write or email others for emergency
political actions. Office of the Americas, 8124 W. Third St., Ste. 202, Los
Angeles, California 90048. (323) 852-9808. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Unión del Barrio
On behalf of Unión del Barrio we would like to thank you
for your continued support of the Centro Cultural Francisco Villa. As you may
already know, the Centro Cultural has played a very important role in the
struggle for social justice in our communities. The Centro Cultural Francisco
Villa provides the South Central community with a space for organizational
meetings, cultural events, film screenings, press conferences, youth organizing
and has become a center that the community can go to when it needs support.
<uniondelbarrio.org>, click on
Centro Cultural Francisco Villa.