Main Calendar

 

September 1 ● Sunday

Classes: Labor Day
Summer of Solidarity Tour. USW Local 3657 President (Pittsburgh) Patrick Young, speaks at the Service followed by lunch provided by the Onion’s Social Justice Council (10:30 AM). Then, a workshop on labor tactics and innovative community organizing strategies dealing with Labor Struggles, Car Wash Workers, Sweatshops, Banks and Mortgages (12:30 PM). This includes slides from the tour started on Aug 16. The Onion, Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave. North Hills. (818) 360-1167. < HYPERLINK https://www.summerofsolidarity.orgsummerofsolidarity.org&gt;, < HYPERLINK https://www.sepulvedauu.orgsepulvedauu.org&gt;.
Community Event: CFI Labor Day Picnic/Games [added]
CFI provides the games but BYO food & table service. Grills, shaded picnic tables & benches, playground equipment and bike rental facility. Center for Inquiry. Noon – 4 PM. Griffith Park Crystal Springs, area D, LA. (323) 666-9797. < HYPERLINK mailto:info@cfiwest.orginfo@cfiwest.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.cfiwest.orgcfiwest.org&gt;.

Community Meeting: The Youth Justice Coalition
Help spread youth justice & opportunity. Monthly countywide meeting. 2-4 PM. Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Blvd., Inglewood.1137 E. Redondo Blvd., Inglewood. (323) 235-4243. < HYPERLINK mailto:freelanow@yahoo.comfreelanow@yahoo.com>. < HYPERLINK https://www.youth4justice.orgyouth4justice.org&gt;.

Community Event: March on Washington 50th Anniv. [added]
We Still Have a Dream! Gathering, march, speakers and music. Democracy for America OC. Orange County. 2-6 PM. Sasscer Park, Ross & 4th St., Santa Ana. < HYPERLINK mailto:felicitynf@aol.comfelicitynf@aol.com>. < HYPERLINK https://www.facebook.com/westillhaveadreamocfacebook.com/westillhaveadreamoc&gt;.

September 2 ● Monday

Community Event: Labor Day [added]
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Paul Song on Universal Healthcare. Special Music by Ross Altman. Valley Interfaith Council. No reservations needed. 7 PM program. Greater Community Missionary Baptist Church, 11066 Norris Ave. (SW of Glenoaks Blvd. & Van Nuys Blvd.), Pacoima. (818) 880-4842. < HYPERLINK https://www.vic-la.orgvic-la.org&gt;.

September 3 ● Tuesday

[ moving to 9/6 per email calendar: “Community Meeting: Chat Night// South Bay LGBT Center, is offering a new weekly women’s group. Participants will help decide the direction of the group. The Center is offering this group at an earlier time to allow more personal time afterward. 7 PM. South Bay LGBT Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. (310) 328-6550. < HYPERLINK mailto:thecenter@southbaycenter.orgthecenter@southbaycenter.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.southbaycenter.orgsouthbaycenter.org&gt;.” ]

Political Action: Pertoleum Conference Protest [added]
Idle No More against against the destruction promoted by the huge Western Summit Petroleum Conference. Venice Idle No More. Noon – 8 PM. LA Market Marriot Ritz Carlton, 900 W. Olympic, LA. < HYPERLINK httpss://www.facebook.com/events/275225295946227facebook.com/events/275225295946227>.

Discussion: McLuhan-Finnegan’s Wake
Explores the ideas of James Joyce and Marshall McLuhan and how they apply to today’s media and technology. Usually First Tuesdays monthly, call to confirm. 6-8 PM. Lloyd Taber- Marina Del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, MDR. (310) 821-3415. < HYPERLINK https://www.venicewake.orgvenicewake.org&gt;.

September 4 ● Wednesday

Community Meeting: Transgender Support
For trans people of all stages and gender variance, for those questioning their gender identity who need someone to talk to and friends & family members of transgender people. Not a dating, romance or singles group. $5 suggested donation– no one turned away. Wednesdays. 7-9 PM. South Bay LGBT Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. (310) 328-6550. < HYPERLINK mailto:thecenter@southbaycenter.orgthecenter@southbaycenter.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.southbaycenter.orgsouthbaycenter.org&gt;.

Political Meeting: Counter Recruitment
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. 6-8 PM. Pacific Park Library, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale. (818) 248-4967. < HYPERLINK mailto:gesja_email@yahoo.comgesja_email@yahoo.com>.

September 5 ● Thursday

[ moved to 9/13 per email calendar: “Community Event: Friday at the Center// Drop in for a night of games and refreshments at the. South Bay LGBT Center. 7-10 PM. South Bay LGBT Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. (310) 328-6550. < HYPERLINK mailto:thecenter@southbaycenter.orgthecenter@southbaycenter.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.southbaycenter.orgsouthbaycenter.org&gt;.” ]

Political Meeting: ACLU Orange County
Normally 1st Thursdays monthly. 7:30 PM. (714) 956-5037. Call for location. < HYPERLINK mailto:quetzalcoatl38@aol.comquetzalcoatl38@aol.com>.

September 6 ● Friday

Conference: Al Awda Intl. Convention.
Sep. 6-8. Cleveland, OH. < HYPERLINK https://www.al-awda.org/convention11al-awda.org/convention11&gt;.

Community Event: LGBT Chat Night
Chat about what’s on your mind in a safe space. Come with a topic or question or draw one from a question jar. Refreshments. $5 suggested donation– no one turned away. 7-10 PM. South Bay LGBT Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. (310) 328-6550. < HYPERLINK mailto:thecenter@southbaycenter.orgthecenter@southbaycenter.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.southbaycenter.orgsouthbaycenter.org&gt;.

September 7 ● Saturday

Political Meeting: Green Party Change
Greening the Valley – A Celebration for Green Party Change. An evening of music, fun, food, and speakers building on the successes of the Green Party. Keynotes by 2014 state/national Green candidates. Featured Performances & booths (vegan & GMO labelling). Food (vegetarian/meat options) & beverages for sale. Free entrance; suggested donation $5. Evening. Call for details. 5910 Costello Ave., Valley Glen. (818) 336-2834. < HYPERLINK mailto:valleycollegegreens@msn.comvalleycollegegreens@msn.com>.

Art: Sponto Lives
Show closing bash. Free. 6-9 PM. The 9 Dudley Project, 9 Dudley Ave, Venice.

[ deleting– duplicate of announcements/community service: :Community Service: Help the Homeless// “Street Lawyer: A WIKI to End and Prevent Homelessness.” < HYPERLINK https://wiki.nlchp.orgwiki.nlchp.org&gt;.” ]

Poetry: Women Write Resistance
Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence. Poets breaking the silence: Laure-Anne Brown, Alexis Krasilovsky, Cati Porter, and Kathleen Tyler read from the anthology. Free. 8 PM. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006. < HYPERLINK mailto:info@beyondbaroque.orginfo@beyondbaroque.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.beyondbaroque.orgbeyondbaroque.org&gt;.

September 8 ● Sunday

Benefit: Running Down The Walls [added]
Annual 5K Run/Walk/Bike in solidarity with political prisoners. Benefitting Anarchist Black Cross Federation’s Warchest program and Revolutionary Autonomous Communities (RAC). $15 registration. 10 AM – 2 PM. MacArthur Park, (West corner), 2230 W. 6th St., LA. < HYPERLINK mailto:la@abcf.netla@abcf.net>. < HYPERLINK https://www.abcf.net/laabcf.net/la&gt;.

Discussion: Humanists
Why I Love/Hate Web 2.0 with Vann Priest. Humanist Assoc. Of LA (HALA). 11 AM. Colorado Center, Community Room, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica. (310) 479-2236. < HYPERLINK https://www.hala.orghala.org&gt;.

Conference: Cross Pollinate Women [added]
Collaboration, networking the divine feminine. Noon – 8 PM. Fais Do Do, 5257 W. Adams Blvd., LA. < HYPERLINK https://crosspollinate.mecrosspollinate.me&gt;, < HYPERLINK httpss://www.facebook.com/events/547248438653193facebook.com/events/547248438653193>.

September 9 ● Monday

Film: Psychedelic Herman Hess Films
Documental. films. Unurban, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-0056. Free. 6-10 PM. (310) 450-6052. < HYPERLINK mailto:pfsuzy@aol.compfsuzy@aol.com>. < HYPERLINK https://laughtears.comlaughtears.com&gt;.

September 10 ● Tuesday

Community Event: Bicycle/Pedestrian Count [added]
All volunteers get a Bike & Ped Count T-shirt and an invite to the post-count volunteer party! LA County Bicycle Coalition & Los Angeles Walks. Sep. 10, 7-9 AM & 4-6 PM. Sep. 14, 11 AM – 1 PM. Before the Count, volunteer orientations Sep. 4,5,7. Over 100 locations across LA. Funn contact & registration info on their website. < HYPERLINK https://la-bike.orgla-bike.org&gt;, < HYPERLINK httpss://www.facebook.com/events/557412107648506facebook.com/events/557412107648506>.

Forum: Let’s Control California’s Budget [added]
Featuring Veronica Carrizales, Joe Mathews, and Hector Villagra. ACLU-SoCal Pasadena/ Foothills Chapter Forum. 7-10 PM. Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, 301 N Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. < HYPERLINK httpss://www.facebook.com/events/569776956420151facebook.com/events/569776956420151>.

Music: Suzy & Her Solid Senders
8 PM. $10. Typhoon, 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica. (310) 390-6565.

September 11 ● Wednesday

Political Action: MAD – March Against Drones [added]
Bring signs, voices and friends to rally and march down to the entrance of LAX to let the WORLD know we want peace and privacy! 3-7 PM. Century Blvd./S. La Cienega Blvd., LA. < HYPERLINK httpss://www.facebook.com/events/406059062831310facebook.com/events/406059062831310>.

Political Meeting: UN Women
LA Chapter. 2nd Wednesdays monthly. 7 PM. National Council of Jewish Women, 543 N. Faiirfax Ave., LA. (310) 450-3396.

Music: Suzy & Her Solid Senders
Suzy Williams & her band play live swing jazz and jump blues; contact her for more info on this group. Free. 7-10 PM. Danny’s Deli, 23 Windward, Venice. (310) 450-6052. < HYPERLINK mailto:pfsuzy@aol.compfsuzy@aol.com>. < HYPERLINK https://www.laughtears.com/suzy1.htmllaughtears.com/suzy1.html&gt;,

September 12 ● Thursday

Political Action: Cuban 5 [added]
Vigil at the White House. Noon. Across the street from Lafayette Park, Washington, DC. < HYPERLINK https://www.thecuban5.org/wordpressthecuban5.org/wordpress&gt;, click on “Activists Call Demonstration for the Cuban Five in Washington D.C.” under Latest Updates.

September 13 ● Friday

Conference: Fracktivists [added]
Knoxville, TN. < HYPERLINK https://earthroot.net/frackconferenceearthroot.net/frackconference&gt;.

[ moving to 9/20 per email calendar: “Films: Move Night at the LGBT Center// Movie night at the South Bay LGBT Center. People can pick up publications, join in conversation with other attendees, and if time suggest games to play or other possibilities. 7 PM. South Bay LGBT Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. (310) 328-6550. < HYPERLINK mailto:thecenter@southbaycenter.orgthecenter@southbaycenter.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.southbaycenter.orgsouthbaycenter.org&gt;.” ]

Community Event: LGBT Games Night
A night of games, puzzles & refreshments. $5 suggested donation– no one turned away. 7-10 PM. South Bay LGBT Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. (310) 328-6550. < HYPERLINK mailto:thecenter@southbaycenter.orgthecenter@southbaycenter.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.southbaycenter.orgsouthbaycenter.org&gt;.

Films: Amy Hallpern
Two nights of 16mm films from the filmmaker. Sep 13-14. Fri: Assorted Morsels (2012), short films, including Injury on a Theme, Elixir, and Three Minute Hells. Sat: Falling Lessons (1992) Both nights: 8 PM. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St., LA.(213) 484 – 8846. < HYPERLINK https://www.echoparkfilmcenter.orgechoparkfilmcenter.org&gt;.

September 14 ● Saturday

Benefit: Radical Women
Annual giant sidewalk sale. Quality furniture, house wares, tools, books, toys, clothing & collectibles at bargain prices. 9 AM – 4 PM. Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., LA. Benefits Radical Women, Freedom Socialist Party and the Freedom Socialist newspaper fund drive. (323) 732-6416, (323) 666-4385 for arrange donation pick-ups or drop-offs. < HYPERLINK mailto:radicalwomenla@earthlink.netradicalwomenla@earthlink.net>. < HYPERLINK https://www.radicalwomen.orgradicalwomen.org&gt;.

Talk: Robin Menken [added]
One of LA’s great thinkers and cultural scholars. MESS (Media Ecology Soul Salon). Unurban, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-0056. Free. 4 PM. (310) 450-6052. < HYPERLINK mailto:pfsuzy@aol.compfsuzy@aol.com>. < HYPERLINK https://laughtears.com/mess.htmlhttps://laughtears.com/mess.html&gt;.

September 15 ● Sunday

[ moved to 9/8 per email: “Books: Humanist Readings// Humanist Assoc. Of LA (HALA). 11 AM. Colorado Center, Community Room, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica. (310) 479-2236.” ]

Discussion: The Nation, Mar Vista
Usually third Sundays monthly, call first. 2 PM. 4054 Coolidge Ave., Mar Vista, LA. (310) 391-1707.

Political Meeting: Jericho
3rd Sundays monthly. 4 PM with letter writing to prisoners at the Left Side Lounge, 1905 Rodeo Road between Western and Arlington (not So Cal Library on 3rd Sat). Followed, same location, at 5 PM by the monthly general meeting of the Inter-Communal Solidarity Committee (which embraces programs like Break the Lock prisoner solidarity, Hood Health, Turning the Tide journal, and George Jackson Freedom School). 4 PM.

September 16 ● Monday

Community Meeting: Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays
South Bay LGBT Center invites you to the monthly meeting of the South Bay chapter of Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays. 7 PM. Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw, Rolling Hills. (310) 831-2967. < HYPERLINK https://www.southbaycenter.orgsouthbaycenter.org&gt;.

Political Meeting: KPFK LSB Governance/Finance Committees [added]
LSB Governance Committee drafts a Proposed Agenda for the upcoming LSB meeting, discusses station governance issues and drafts motions to be moved at the LSB meeting. Open to the public. 7:30-10:30 PM, Peace Center West, ground floor meeting room (Rms 101-102, intercom code 22), 3916 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. LSB Finance Committee, 7:30 PM, KPFK, downstairs conference room, 3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West, N. Hollywood. (818) 985-2711.< HYPERLINK https://www.kpfk.orgkpfk.org&gt;.

September 18 ● Wednesday

[ deleting– not on fialka/laughtears calendars: “Poetry: LIT SHOW// The LIT SHOW with Gerry Fialka. Beyond Baroque, 681 venice blvd venice. (310) 822-3006. < HYPERLINK https://beyondbaroque.orgbeyondbaroque.org&gt;.”]

Discussion: MOM
Meditations On Media. Gerry Fialka’s stimulating soiree stirs up discussion to reveal the hidden effects of what humans have invented. Free. 3rd Wednesdays monthly. 7-10 PM. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006, (310) 306-7330. < HYPERLINK https://www.laughtears.comlaughtears.com&gt;

Discussion: Monthly Review Magazine
3rd Wednesdays monthly. 7:30 PM. Colorado Center, Community Room, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica. (310) 390-0306.

[ deleting– not on webpage: “Films: The Lit Show// 7 DUDLEY CINEMA: THE LIT SHOW FILM FESTIVAL Gerry Fialka screens rare literature films to celebrate Avant Garde Advertising Films. 7 PM. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd. Venice. (310) 822-3006. < HYPERLINK https://www.beyondbaroque.orgbeyondbaroque.org&gt;.” ]

September 19 ● Thursday

Conference: Climate Smart Southwest [added]
Sep. 20-21. Tucson, AZ. < HYPERLINK https://www.psr.org/chapters/arizona/climate-smart-southwestpsr.org/chapters/arizona/climate-smart-southwest&gt;.

Film: Funk Film Night [added]
Sly Stone, James Brown, P-funk. Subversive Cinema. Free. 7-10 PM. Talking Stick, 1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. (310) 450-6052. < HYPERLINK https://www.laughtears.comlaughtears.com&gt;.

September 20 ● Friday

Film: Movie Night at the LGBT Center
Pick up publications, join in conversation and, if time permits, suggest games, etc. $5 suggested donation– no one turned away. 7 PM. South Bay LGBT Center, 16610 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. (310) 328-6550. < HYPERLINK mailto:thecenter@southbaycenter.orgthecenter@southbaycenter.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.southbaycenter.orgsouthbaycenter.org&gt;.

September 21 ● Saturday

Political Meeting: KPFK Local Station Board [added]
1 PM. Location TBA. (818) 985-2711.< HYPERLINK https://www.kpfk.orgkpfk.org&gt;.

[ deleting– not currently on their website: “Music: Ellyn Maybe Poetry Rodeo/Potluck Party// Open reading backed up by L.A.’s inimitable Ellyn Mabye Band. Bring up to five minutes of poetry and the band will back you up. Bring a favorite dish to share at the potluck. $15 Students; $8 Seniors; Members Free. 8 PM. Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006. < HYPERLINK https://www.beyondbaroque.orgbeyondbaroque.org&gt;.” ]

Conference: Ecosocialists [added]
Ecosocialist Conference, a project of Left collaboration in LA: LA Socialist Party USA, Green Party, Democratic Socialists of America, International Socialist Organization, and Valley College Socialists. 9:30 AM – 7 PM. Mayme Clayton Library and Museum. < HYPERLINK mailto:ecosocialismla@gmail.comecosocialismla@gmail.com>.

September 22 ● Sunday

Performance: Giving Up is Hard to Do [added]
One woman comedy by Annie Abbott takes audiences on an irreverent & emotional ride back through her life and career. 2-3 PM. The Onion, Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave. North Hills. (818) 360-1167. < HYPERLINK https://www.sepulvedauu.orgsepulvedauu.org&gt;.

Film: Experimental Films [added]
By Michael Baroff & Jon Clark. 7 Dudley Cinema. 7-10 PM. Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006. < HYPERLINK https://www.laughtears.comlaughtears.com&gt;.

September 25 ● Wednesday

Political Meeting: Healthcare For All CA
San Fernando Valley chapter meeting. Obamacare helps but doesn’t fix our broken health insurance system. Learn more about Improved Medicare for all Californians. (Leno). Usually fourth Wednesdays monthly. 7:30 PM. State Office Bldg., 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 135 (enter on Calvert to the right of the locked gates), Van Nuys. (818) 766-7318. < HYPERLINK mailto:info@hca-sfv.orginfo@hca-sfv.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.facebook.com/hcasfvfacebook.com/hcasfv&gt;. (Sites on facebook may require membership.)

Talk: Activist Support Circle
Theme: Art, Politics & Social Change. Open roundtable discussion on the importance of art in helping to make better communities and a better world . Refreshments 6:30 PM; program 7-9 PM. Friends Meeting Hall, 1440 Harvard Street, Santa Monica. (310) 399-1000. < HYPERLINK mailto:activistsupportcircle@earthlink.netactivistsupportcircle@earthlink.net>. < HYPERLINK https://www.activistsupportcircle.orgactivistsupportcircle.org&gt;.

September 26 ● Thursday

Books: American Poverty
The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives. Author Sasha Abramsky presents and signs her book covering both long-term chronically poor and the new working poor. For the most Americans, financial insecurity has become a new norm. 7 PM. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood. (310) 659-3110. < HYPERLINK https://www.booksoup.com/author-eventsbooksoup.com/author-events&gt;.

[ moved to 9/16 per email calendar: “Community Meeting: Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays// The South Bay LGBT Centers invites folks to the monthly meeting of South Bay Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays. 7 PM. Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw, Rolling Hills. (310) 831-2967. < HYPERLINK https://www.southbaycenter.orgsouthbaycenter.org&gt;.” ]

Volunteer Opportunity: Change-Links Meeting
Regular monthly mailing meeting for this newspaper. Call first. Noon – 2 PM. Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City (*new location*). (But call to verify meeting info.) (818) 782-1412, (818) 681-7448. < HYPERLINK mailto:change@pacbell.netchange@pacbell.net>. < HYPERLINK https://change-links.orgchange-links.org&gt;.

Community Event: Occupy LA’s 2nd Anniversary [added]
A day of celebration. Please bring food to share. 10 AM – 10:30 PM. Location TBD. < HYPERLINK httpss://www.facebook.com/events/513122438781235facebook.com/events/513122438781235>.

September 28 ● Saturday

Films: D.W. Griffith
Griffith helped standardize many conventions of cinematic illusion but also showed a dynamic receptivity to real life. A selection of short films from Griffith’s formative years at the Biograph Company including Fools of Fate (1909), Lines of White on a Sullen Sea (1909), A Corner in Wheat (1909), The Rose of Kentucky (1911), The Painted Lady (1912) and others. All films projected on 16mm. 8 PM. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St.,LA. (213) 484 – 8846. < HYPERLINK https://www.echoparkfilmcenter.orgechoparkfilmcenter.org&gt;.

Poetry: 100,000 Poets
100 Thousand Poets for Change: a Day of Poetry Around the World. This grassroots organization brings communities together to call for environmental, social & political change within a framework of peace & sustainability. Join some of LA’s best poets for this all day event. Free, donations welcome. 11 AM – Noon. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006. < HYPERLINK https://beyondbaroque.orgbeyondbaroque.org&gt;.

UpComing:

October 1 ● Tuesday
Discussion: McLuhan-Finnegan’s Wake
Explores the ideas of James Joyce and Marshall McLuhan and how they apply to today’s media and technology. Usually First Tuesdays monthly, call to confirm. 6-8 PM. Lloyd Taber- Marina Del Rey Library, 4533 Admiralty Way, MDR. (310) 821-3415. < HYPERLINK https://www.venicewake.orgvenicewake.org&gt;.

October 5 ● Saturday
Political Action: Keep Space for Peace Week [added]
Events in many locations worldwide. Contact them for events or add your own. Oct. 5-12. (207) 443-9502. < HYPERLINK mailto:globalnet@mindspring.comglobalnet@mindspring.com>. < HYPERLINK https://www.space4peace.orgspace4peace.org&gt;, < HYPERLINK https://space4peace.blogspot.comspace4peace.blogspot.com&gt;.

October 5 ● Saturday
Community Event: Justice for Javier One Year Commemoration added]
Oct. 1, 2012, Javier Arrazola Jr. was misidentified as a “parolee” and chased then beaten and tasered multiple times by LAPD, and left on a concrete floor w/o CPR. After a delay, paramedics transported him to Northridge Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Javier was not on parole or probation, and was unarmed. Noon – 3 PM. 18400 Valerio St., Reseda. < HYPERLINK httpss://www.facebook.com/events/195394053961039facebook.com/events/195394053961039>.

October 5 ● Saturday
Community Event: Communitas Awards [added]
Honoring Anne Hawthorne, Robbie Jones, and Jasmine Lieb. Dinner 4 PM; program 6 PM. $65, low income $25. Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., Santa Monica. (310) 399-1631. < HYPERLINK mailto:info@churchop.orginfo@churchop.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.churchop.orgchurchop.org&gt;.

October 10 ● Thursday
Books: Bill Ayers
Public Enemy: Memoirs of an American Dissident. Sequel to the much covered and controversial Fugitive Days, Bill Ayers’s new memoir charts his life after the Weather Underground, from the moment he and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, emerged from years on the run and rebuilt their lives as public figures to the 2008 campaign when Ayers was labeled a “domestic terrorist” by the McCain campaign and used by the radical right in an attempt to castigate Obama for “pallin’ around with terrorists.” 7:30 PM. Skylight Books, 1818 Vermont Ave., LA. (323) 660-1175. < HYPERLINK https://www.skylightbooks.comskylightbooks.com&gt;.

October 11 ● Friday
Conference: SDS National Convention [added]
Oct. 11-13. Clarksville, TN. < HYPERLINK https://www.newsds.orgnewsds.org&gt;.

October 12 ● Saturday
Talk: Dede Audet [added]
Venice Icon. MESS (Media Ecology Soul Salon). Unurban, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-0056. Free. 4 PM. (310) 450-6052. < HYPERLINK mailto:pfsuzy@aol.compfsuzy@aol.com>. < HYPERLINK https://laughtears.com/mess.htmlhttps://laughtears.com/mess.html&gt;.

October 13 ● Sunday
Film: Hot Docs as Subversive Art [added]
Documentary film workshop at < HYPERLINK https://othervenicefilmfestival.comothervenicefilmfestival.com&gt;. Call for details. (310) 306-7330.

October 14 ● Monday
Film: Psychology Films [added]
Carl Jung, etc. Documental. films. Unurban, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 315-0056. Free. 6-10 PM. (310) 450-6052. < HYPERLINK mailto:pfsuzy@aol.compfsuzy@aol.com>. < HYPERLINK https://laughtears.comlaughtears.com&gt;.

October 16 ● Wednesday
Discussion: MOM [added]
Meditations On Media. Gerry Fialka’s stimulating soiree stirs up discussion to reveal the hidden effects of what humans have invented. Free. 3rd Wednesdays monthly. 7-10 PM. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006, (310) 306-7330. < HYPERLINK https://www.laughtears.comlaughtears.com&gt;

October 18 ● Friday
Conference: Bioneers [added]
Oct. 18-20. San Rafael, CA. < HYPERLINK https://conference.bioneers.orgconference.bioneers.org&gt;.

October 19 ● Saturday
Conference: Decommissioning NPPs & Nuclear Waste
Symposium on Decommissioning San Onofre and the Ongoing Dangers of Nuclear Waste. Noon – 5 PM. Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley, 1201 Puerta Del Sol, Ste. 100, San Clemente. < HYPERLINK httpss://www.facebook.com/events/1404122279810752facebook.com/events/1404122279810752>.

October 23 ● Friday
Conference: NLG Law for the People Convention [added]
National Lawyers Guild. Oct. 13-27. San Juan, PR. < HYPERLINK https://www.nlg.orgnlg.org&gt;.

November 14 ● Thursday
Conference: Advancing Justice [added]
Focusing on on civil rights and social justice in the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Hosted by Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Nov. 14-16. Los Angeles, CA. < HYPERLINK https://www.advancingjustice.orgadvancingjustice.org&gt;.

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 Alternate Calendar sources:

 

So Cal Area:

LA County: Dick & Sharon’s LA Progressive. < HYPERLINK https://www.laprogressive.comlaprogressive.com&gt;, look under “events.” Orange County: Orange County Democracy for America (DFA): < HYPERLINK https://dfa-oc.org/calendardfa-oc.org/calendar&gt;. Orange County Peace Coalition (separate calendar): < HYPERLINK https://dfa-oc.org/wordpress/calendar-htmldfa-oc.org/wordpress/calendar-html&gt;. San Diego County: Activist San Diego, < HYPERLINK https://activistsandiego.orgactivistsandiego.org&gt;, click on “Calendar;” Occupy San Diego Calendar, < HYPERLINK https://www.copswiki.org/Common/OccupySanDiegoCalendarcopswiki.org/Common/OccupySanDiegoCalendar&gt;. Santa Barbara County: Join listserve via < HYPERLINK mailto:sbprogcoalition-subscribe@yahoogroups.comsbprogcoalition-subscribe@yahoogroups.com> or < HYPERLINK https://groups.yahoo.com/group/sbprogcoalitiongroups.yahoo.com/group/sbprogcoalition&gt;. (2013-07)

 

No Cal Area:

Sacramento: Sacramento Area Peace Action. < HYPERLINK https://www.sacpeace.orgsacpeace.org&gt;, click on calendar. San Jose: San Jose Peace & Justice Center: < HYPERLINK https://www.sanjosepeace.orgsanjosepeace.org&gt;, click on calendar. South SF Peninsula: Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, < HYPERLINK https://www.peaceandjustice.orgpeaceandjustice.org&gt;, click on calendar. (2013-07)

 

Campus Activism

National calendar of interest to students and others. < HYPERLINK https://www.campusactivism.orgcampusactivism.org&gt;, look under “events.” (2013-07)

 

 

Art:

 

September 12

Downtown Art Walk

Second Thursdays monthly. Peak hours are something like 6-9 PM. Downtown LA. (213) 624-6212. < HYPERLINK https://downtownartwalk.orgdowntownartwalk.org&gt;. Also Art Walks in Culver City (< HYPERLINK https://www.culvercity.orgculvercity.org&gt;, search for art walk; they may not have an event in 2013), Long Beach (< HYPERLINK https://www.artwalklb.comartwalklb.com&gt;, 2nd Sat Sep 14), Pasadena (< HYPERLINK https://www.playhousedistrict.orgplayhousedistrict.org&gt;, click on calendar of events then ARTWalk; Sat Oct 12, 2013), Pomona (< HYPERLINK https://www.pomonaartscolony.compomonaartscolony.com&gt;, 2nd Sat Sep 14), and Venice (< HYPERLINK https://theveniceartwalk.orgtheveniceartwalk.org&gt;; they may not have more 2013 events) on various dates during the year. (2013-07)

 

 

Books:

 

September 7

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 (Sep 7), 2-4 PM, St. Elmo Village, 4830 St. Elmo Drive, LA. 3rd Saturdays monthly (Sep 21), 1-5 PM, San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Road, Pasadena. (323) 964-3721. < HYPERLINK mailto:randy44ross@sbcglobal.netrandy44ross@sbcglobal.net>. < HYPERLINK https://www.Ibwala.comIbwala.com&gt; (website might not be current— contact them to check event info). (2013-07)

 

 

Classes:

 

September 1

Vegan Toastmasters

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. < HYPERLINK https://vegantoastmasters.orgvegantoastmasters.org&gt;, < HYPERLINK https://www.facebook.com/vegantoastmastersfacebook.com/vegantoastmasters&gt;. (Sites on facebook may require membership.) (2013-06)

 

September 3

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. < HYPERLINK mailto:damondray@yahoo.comdamondray@yahoo.com>. < HYPERLINK https://www.meetup.com/risingstartoastmastermeetup.com/risingstartoastmaster&gt;. More groups at < HYPERLINK https://toastmasters.orgtoastmasters.org&gt;, click on “find a location near you.” (2013-06)

 

September 3

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) 822-3006. < HYPERLINK mailto:beyondbaroque@aol.combeyondbaroque@aol.com>. < HYPERLINK https://www.beyondbaroque.orgbeyondbaroque.org&gt;. (2013-06)

 

September 4

Tenants Rights

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. < HYPERLINK mailto:contactces@earthlink.netcontactces@earthlink.net>. < HYPERLINK https://www.cesinaction.orgcesinaction.org&gt;. (2013-07)

 

September 5

Clutter

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 AA’s 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. < HYPERLINK https://www.clutterersanonymous.netclutterersanonymous.net&gt;. (2013-08)

 

September 5

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. < HYPERLINK mailto:roy@theveteransproject.orgroy@theveteransproject.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.theveteransproject.orgtheveteransproject.org&gt;. (2013-06)

 

September 7

Ecovillage Tours.

History, context, accomplishments, pitfalls, transitions, plans and visions for this central city demonstration ecovillage neighborhood-in-process and its intentional community. Sep 7, 21, Oct 5, 26. 10:30 AM. 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). LA EcoVillage, 117 Bimini Place, LA. (213) 738-1254. < HYPERLINK mailto:crsp@igc.orgcrsp@igc.org>. < HYPERLINK https://laecovillage.orglaecovillage.org&gt;. (2013-08)

 

September 28

Fair Chance Project

A free legal clinic. Usually 4th Saturdays monthly. 1:30-3:30 PM (subject to change; contact them to verify date/time). Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Beach Blvd., Inglewood. (310) 677-7445. < HYPERLINK mailto:gerifacts@sbcglobal.netgerifacts@sbcglobal.net>. < HYPERLINK https://www.fairchanceproject.orgfairchanceproject.org&gt;. (2013-06)

 

 

African History

Afrikan World Civilizations Adult Class. Starts in late September. Youth Class offered most summers. Contact them for details and check the website for upcoming class dates. (213) 368-4976. < HYPERLINK mailto:word@drkwaku.comword@drkwaku.com>. < HYPERLINK https://www.drkwaku.comdrkwaku.com&gt;. (2013-09)

 

Cuba

Educational tours listed on their website. Cuba Education Tours of Vancouver, BC Canada. (877) 687-3817. < HYPERLINK mailto:info@cubafriends.cainfo@cubafriends.ca>. < HYPERLINK https://www.cubafriends.cacubafriends.ca&gt;. (2013-07)

 

Filmmaking

Make a movie! Fun & easy classes for the whole family. Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St., LA. (213) 484-8846. < HYPERLINK https://www.echoparkfilmcenter.orgechoparkfilmcenter.org&gt;.

 

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 Dec 2013; contact them for details and available dates. (575) 776-3880, (800) 884-1136. < HYPERLINK mailto:menu@foodnotbombs.netmenu@foodnotbombs.net>. < HYPERLINK https://www.foodnotbombs.netfoodnotbombs.net&gt;. (2013-06)

 

Labor Studies

Learn and develop Union leadership skills. Sponsored by Trade Tech Lab or Center. Classes at union locals and other locations. Ongoing. (213) 763-7129. < HYPERLINK mailto:laborcenter@lattc.edulaborcenter@lattc.edu>. < HYPERLINK https://college.lattc.edu/laborcentercollege.lattc.edu/laborcenter&gt;.

 

Organic Gardening

An organic gardening school. Classes and lectures for adults, special classes for children. In several LA regional locations. (888) 341-9666. < HYPERLINK https://www.thewovengarden.comthewovengarden.com&gt;.

 

SOA Watch

Speakers, actions, international delegations. (202) 234-3440. < HYPERLINK mailto:nico@soaw.orgnico@soaw.org>.

 

Union Organizing

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. < HYPERLINK mailto:thudson@unitehere.orgthudson@unitehere.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.unitehere.orgunitehere.org&gt;, < HYPERLINK https://www.hotelworkersrising.orghotelworkersrising.org&gt;.

 

Urban Farming

Contact them for events. Dragonfly Hill Urban Farm, 345-½ Douglas St., LA. < HYPERLINK https://home.earthlink.net/~theweprojecthome.earthlink.net/~theweproject&gt;.

 

Witness for Peace

Delegations to Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela. < HYPERLINK https://witnessforpeace.orgwitnessforpeace.org&gt;, click on “travel with us.”

 

Young Warriors

“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. < HYPERLINK mailto:youngwarriors_souls@yahoo.comyoungwarriors_souls@yahoo.com>, < HYPERLINK mailto:young.warriors.yw@gmail.comyoung.warriors.yw@gmail.com>. < HYPERLINK https://www.tiachucha.orgtiachucha.org&gt;, < HYPERLINK httpss://www.facebook.com/YoungWarriors2007facebook.com/YoungWarriors2007>. (2013-06)

 

 

Community Event/Service:

 

September 1

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. < HYPERLINK mailto:rac-la@lists.riseup.netrac-la@lists.riseup.net>. < HYPERLINK https://revolutionaryautonomouscommunities.blogspot.comrevolutionaryautonomouscommunities.blogspot.com&gt;. (2013-09)

 

September 14

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. < HYPERLINK https://www.socata.netsocata.net&gt;. (2013-06)

 

 

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) 396-2826. < HYPERLINK mailto:info@naturalhealthgroup.orginfo@naturalhealthgroup.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.naturalhealthgroup.orgnaturalhealthgroup.org&gt;. (2013-06)

 

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 schedule. < HYPERLINK https://myspace.com/veganhappyhourmyspace.com/veganhappyhour&gt;. (This website might no longer be active.) (2013-07)

 

 

Film:

 

September 5

Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition

War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State. Usually 1st Thursdays monthly. 7-9 PM. St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave. (NE corner @ Wardman St.), Whittier. (562) 587-6270, (562) 233-8579. < HYPERLINK https://whittierpeace.orgwhittierpeace.org&gt;. (2013-07)

 

September 12

Conscientious Projector

Money & Life. Usually 2nd Thursdays monthly. 7 PM. (310) 782-4738, (626) 792-4941. Armory Center for the Arts, 145 North Raymond Ave.,  Pasadena. < HYPERLINK https://conscientiousprojector.wordpress.comconscientiousprojector.wordpress.com&gt;, < HYPERLINK https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=53883487201facebook.com/group.php?gid=53883487201&gt;. (Sites on facebook may require membership.) (2013-06)

 

September 26

Coastal Convergence Society

A free video night last Thursdays monthly. Meet peace & justice neighbors for free food, video & discussion. You can bring your own video. Call for directions. 7 PM. Huntington Beach. (714) 964-2162. < HYPERLINK mailto:ccshbca@aol.comccshbca@aol.com>.

 

 

Media:

 

Alternative Radio

Weekly hour-long ongoing series. Featuring speakers like Medea Benjamin, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Chris Hedges & Howard Zinn. < HYPERLINK https://www.alternativeradio.orgalternativeradio.org&gt;. (2013-07)

 

AlterNet

A very good progressive website with original articles and more. < HYPERLINK https://www.alternet.orgalternet.org&gt;. (2013-07)

 

Common Dreams

One of the prominent progressive Website. With a collection of articles, original articles, videos and news. < HYPERLINK https://www.commondreams.orgcommondreams.org&gt;. (2013-09)

 

CounterSpin

Hour media criticism program. Also on Free Speech TV. < HYPERLINK https://www.fair.orgfair.org&gt;, click on “counterspin.” (2013-07)

 

CPRMetro.org

Community Progressive Radio. < HYPERLINK https://cprmetro.blogspot.comcprmetro.blogspot.com&gt;. (2013-07)

 

Democracy Now!

Every weekday hour-long news program. Amy Goodman et al. < HYPERLINK https://www.democracynow.orgdemocracynow.org&gt;. (2013-07)

 

Grit TV

With Laura Flanders. Also on Free Speech TV twice daily. < HYPERLINK https://lauraflanders.firedoglake.comlauraflanders.firedoglake.com&gt;. (2013-07)

 

l.a. activist

LA activism journal. < HYPERLINK https://www.laactivist.comlaactivist.com&gt;. (2013-07)

 

Left Wing Radio Stations

< HYPERLINK https://www.leftwingradiostations.comleftwingradiostations.com&gt;. (2013-07)

 

Making Contact

Weekly half-hour documentary-style radio program. Globalization, civil liberties, prison issues, education, environmental justice, etc. < HYPERLINK https://www.radioproject.orgradioproject.org&gt;. (2013-07)

 

Progressive AM Talk Radio

Randi Rhodes (< HYPERLINK https://www.therandirhodesshow.comtherandirhodesshow.com&gt;), M-F, Noon – 3 PM, KTLK 1150AM. Mike Malloy (< HYPERLINK https://www.mikemalloy.commikemalloy.com&gt;; also < HYPERLINK https://tunein.comtunein.com&gt;: search for “malloy”) Thom Hartmann (< HYPERLINK https://www.thomhartmann.comthomhartmann.com&gt;), radio & TV. (2013-06)

 

Progressive Podcast

The Rational Radical. Long time activist and subscriber to Change Links, Jerold Block hosts a popular progressive Podcast. < HYPERLINK mailto:rational@roadrunner.comrational@roadrunner.com>. < HYPERLINK https://www.therationalradical.comtherationalradical.com&gt;. (2013-09)

 

Progressive Radio

From Matt Rothschild of The Progressive magazine. < HYPERLINK https://www.progressive.org/radioweeklyprogressive.org/radioweekly&gt;. (2013-09)

 

Raza Press & Media Association

“The only Mexican-Raza journalist organization consistently advancing and building revolutionary anti-imperialist media.” < HYPERLINK https://razapressassociation.org/blograzapressassociation.org/blog&gt;. (2013-09)

 

Vegan Radio

“Go Vegan with Bob Linden.” Broadcast stations & show times on website (frequent changes). Also archives & podcasts. < HYPERLINK mailto:Bob@GoVeganRadio.combob@goveganradio.com>. < HYPERLINK https://www.goveganradio.comgoveganradio.com&gt;. (2013-09)

 

Tuesdays

Voice of Palestine Radio

Vancouver Cooperative Radio since 1987. Programs now only posted on their website. < HYPERLINK https://www.voiceofpalestine.cavoiceofpalestine.ca&gt;, click on “show downloads”. (2013-09)

 

Fridays

Michael Slate

Fridays, 10-11 AM, KPFK 90.7 FM. < HYPERLINK https://kpfk.orgkpfk.org&gt;. (2013-09)

 

 

Military&Draft

Counter-recruitment groups which organize at schools may go on hiatus when classes are not in session.

 

September 7

Military Families Speak Out

MFSO Orange County Chapter Meeting. First Saturdays monthly. 10 AM. < HYPERLINK https://socal.mfso.org/contact-us/socal.mfso.org/contact-us/&gt;, < HYPERLINK https://www.mfsooc.orgmfsooc.org&gt;.(2013-06)

 

 

Counter Recruitment

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. < HYPERLINK mailto:ulisandra.paz@verizon.netulisandra.paz@verizon.net>. (This email address may be bad– “over quota”. 2013-06..09.)

 

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. < HYPERLINK mailto:bmartin125@comline.combmartin125@comline.com>. < HYPERLINK https://www.oc-rap.orgoc-rap.org&gt;. (Blog has not been updated since 2013-12.) (2013-07)

 

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. < HYPERLINK https://www.veteransforpeacela.orgveteransforpeacela.org&gt;. Other chapters: < HYPERLINK https://veteransforpeace.orgveteransforpeace.org&gt;, click on “Contact Us.” (2013-06)

 

 

Music:

 

September 11

Suzy Williams

Suzy Williams & Her Solid Senders play live swing jazz and jump blues. Second Wednesdays monthly. 7-10 PM. Danny’s Deli, 23 Windward, Venice, free. More dates on the website. (310) 450-6052, (310) 306-7330. < HYPERLINK mailto:pfsuzy@aol.compfsuzy@aol.com>. < HYPERLINK https://www.laughtears.comlaughtears.com&gt;. (2013-06)

 

Mother Natures Army

Eco-freak rock, punk americana spreading truth. People & music have the power. Viva la revolución! Contact them for dates & locations. < HYPERLINK https://mothernaturesarmy.commothernaturesarmy.com&gt; or “Mother Natures Army” on Facebook. (Sites on facebook may require membership.) (2013-06)

 

 

Plays:

 

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.

 

September 15

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. < HYPERLINK https://www.ruskingrouptheatre.comruskingrouptheatre.com&gt;, < HYPERLINK https://www.facebook.com/ruskingrouptheatrefacebook.com/ruskingrouptheatre&gt;. (Sites on facebook may require membership.) (2013-06)

 

August 23

Valley of the Heart

A sharecropping family & a family forced into an internment camp. Runs thru Sep 22. El Teatro Campesino. Etc. Playhouse, San Juan Bautista. (831) 623-2444. < HYPERLINK https://www.elteatrocampesino.comelteatrocampesino.com&gt;.

 

 

Theatricum Botanicum

Summer Repertory Season. Shakespeare and the classics set in a rustic, outdoor setting. Thru Oct 25. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. (310) 455-3723. < HYPERLINK https://www.theatricum.comtheatricum.com&gt; (2013-09)

 

 

Poetry:

 

September 5

Sociedad de Escritores

Sociedad de Escritores y Poetas Latinoamericanos. Reuniones Todos los Jueves. (Thursdays.) Contact them to check info. 7:30 PM. McDonald’s, 500 N. Central Ave., Glendale. (213) 230-4868. < HYPERLINK mailto:bohemia2000@webtv.netbohemia2000@webtv.net>. < HYPERLINK https://www.poesiasymas.compoesiasymas.com&gt;. (2013-06)

 

September 19

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. Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Blvd., Inglewood. (323) 235-4243 , (323) 446-7459. < HYPERLINK https://www.youth4justice.orgyouth4justice.org&gt;. (2013-06)

 

 

Beyond Baroque

Long running arts and poetry venue with numerous events. 681 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-3006. < HYPERLINK mailto:richard@beyondbaroque.orgrichard@beyondbaroque.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.beyondbaroque.orgbeyondbaroque.org&gt;. 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 < HYPERLINK https://artsforla.orgartsforla.org&gt;, search for “lease subsidy” and for “la cultural centers.” (2013-06)

 

 

Police Issues:

 

September 9

Three Strikes

Families to Amend California’s 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. Chico’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Blvd., Inglewood. (213) 746-4844. < HYPERLINK https://www.facts1.netfacts1.net&gt;. (2013-06)

 

September 24

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 venue’s public calendar.) Youth Justice Coalition/ Chuco’s Justice Center, 253 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., LA. (323) 369-9662 or (323) 235-4243. < HYPERLINK mailto:kruti222@yahoo.comkruti222@yahoo.com>. (2013-06)

 

 

Political Action/Meetings:

 

Vigils, Meetings & Demonstrations:

Check all 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 < HYPERLINK https://www.change-links.orgchange-links.org&gt; under archives/web only calendar. Please let us know of any updates to these listings.

 

September 1

Arlington West Memorial

Volunteers desperately needed to keep the memorial going. Continuing every Sunday. Santa Monica. 6 AM – 4 PM. (323) 934-3451. < HYPERLINK mailto:larry@arlingtonwestsantamonica.orglarry@arlingtonwestsantamonica.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.arlingtonwestsantamonica.orgarlingtonwestsantamonica.org&gt;.

 

September 1

OC Greens

Sept. speaker Zen Honeycutt (Moms Across America co-founder) talks on resisting GMOs. Regular meeting. Normally 1st Sundays monthly. 2-3 PM. Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine. (949) 559-7336. < HYPERLINK mailto:tiritilligreen@sbcglobal.nettiritilligreen@sbcglobal.net>, < HYPERLINK mailto:mrl@greens.orgmrl@greens.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.ocgreens.orgocgreens.org&gt;.

 

September 1

Occupy Fights Foreclosures

Tuesdays (Spanish only) 7-9 PM, Thursdays 7-9 PM, Sundays 2-6 PM. Denny’s behind Union Station (across Vignes), 530 Ramirez St., LA. (323) 696-0596. < HYPERLINK mailto:o.f.f.homedefense@gmail.como.f.f.homedefense@gmail.com>. < HYPERLINK https://www.occupyfightsforeclosures.orgoccupyfightsforeclosures.org&gt;, < HYPERLINK httpss://www.facebook.com/OccupyFightsForeclosuresfacebook.com/OccupyFightsForeclosures>. (2013-09)

 

September 3

Occupy Venice

General Assembly. Continuing every Tue/Thu. 7 PM. 1354 Abbot Kinney (on the back patio), Venice. < HYPERLINK httpss://www.facebook.com/occupyvenicecafacebook.com/occupyveniceca>, < HYPERLINK httpss://twitter.com/occupyvenicetwitter.com/occupyvenice>.

 

[ temporarily deleting– duplicate of main calendar entry: “September 4// Counter Recruitment// 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. 6-8 PM. Pacific Park Library, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale. (818) 248-4967. < HYPERLINK mailto:gesja_email@yahoo.comgesja_email@yahoo.com>.” ]

 

September 4

DFA-OC

Monthly meeting of Democracy for America Orange County. June speaker: Brenna Norton, Food and Water Watch, on the dangers of fracking and the proposed Delta Tunnels Project. Speaker info: < HYPERLINK https://www.foodandwaterwatch.orgfoodandwaterwatch.org&gt;. Normally 1st Wednesdays monthly. 7 PM. Karl Strauss Brewery, Metropointe Shopping Center, 901 South Coast Dr., Costa Mesa. < HYPERLINK mailto:sckopicki@gmail.comsckopicki@gmail.com> or contact form on website. < HYPERLINK https://www.meetup.com/dfa-ocmeetup.com/dfa-oc HYPERLINK https://dfoc.com&gt;.

 

September 5

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. < HYPERLINK mailto:dpatterson998@yahoo.comdpatterson998@yahoo.com>.

 

September 5

Long Beach Greens

1st Thursdays monthly. A local group of activists working for a fair economy, a just society & a sustainable future. 7 PM. It’s a Grind Coffeehouse, 2162 E. Willow St. (east of Cherry), Long Beach. < HYPERLINK mailto:longbeach@greens.orglongbeach@greens.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.cagreens.org/longbeachcagreens.org/longbeach&gt;.

 

September 5

San Gabriel Valley Peace Vigil

San Gabriel Neighbors for Peace and Justice. Thursdays. 7-8:30 PM. Alhambra at Main & Garfield. (626) 281-8741.

 

[ temporarily deleting– duplicate of main calendar entry: “September 5// ACLU Orange County// Normally 1st Thursdays monthly. 7:30 PM. (714) 956-5037. Call for location. < HYPERLINK mailto:quetzalcoatl38@aol.comquetzalcoatl38@aol.com>.” ]

 

September 6

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.

 

September 6

Glendale Peace Vigil

Vigil for peace & social justice. Every Friday. 5-7 PM. Broadway & Brand Blvd., Glendale. (818) 242-4320. < HYPERLINK https://www.glendalepeacevigil.orgglendalepeacevigil.org&gt;.

 

September 6

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.

 

September 7

Military Families Speak Out

MFSO Chapter Meeting. 1st Saturdays monthly. 10 AM. Contact them for location, etc. (562) 833-8035. < HYPERLINK https://www.mfsooc.orgmfsooc.org&gt;.

 

September 7

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. < HYPERLINK https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001152962949facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001152962949&gt;. (Sites on facebook may require membership.)

 

September 7

SF Valley Socialists

Meetings usually 1st Saturdays monthly. 3–5 PM. Room 268, Sierra Hall, west side of CSU Northridge. < HYPERLINK mailto:ccrittenden@csun.educcrittenden@csun.edu>.

 

September 9

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. < HYPERLINK mailto:margaretpearlma@yahoo.commargaretpearlma@yahoo.com>.

 

September 9

SF Valley Greens

2nd Mondays monthly. 7 PM. Free. 8847 Penfield, Northridge. (818) 380-1252, (818) 515-8541.

 

September 12

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. < HYPERLINK mailto:naidatushnet62@verizon.netnaidatushnet62@verizon.net>.

 

September 12

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.

 

September 15

Political Meeting: Jericho

3rd Sundays monthly. With letter writing to prisoners at the Left Side Lounge, 1905 Rodeo Road between Western and Arlington (instead of So Cal Library on the 3rd Sat.) That is followed, same location, 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). 4 PM. (310) 495-0299. < HYPERLINK mailto:jerichoamnestylosangeles@gmail.comjerichoamnestylosangeles@gmail.com>. < HYPERLINK https://www.thejerichomovement.comthejerichomovement.com&gt;.” ]

 

September 17

OC Code Pink Vigil

3rd Tuesdays monthly. 5:30-7 PM. Plaza Square Park, Traffic Circle at Glassell & Chapman, Orange. (562) 833-8035. < HYPERLINK mailto:mfso-oc@earthlink.netmfso-oc@earthlink.net>. < HYPERLINK https://www.mfsooc.orgmfsooc.org&gt;.

 

September 18

LA Greens

3rd Wednesdays monthly. 7 PM. Peace Center, 8124 W. Third St, LA. (323) 651-5539. < HYPERLINK https://www.losangelesgreens.orglosangelesgreens.org&gt;.

 

September 19

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. < HYPERLINK mailto:pfplosangeles@peaceandfreedom.orgpfplosangeles (at) peaceandfreedom.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.peaceandfreedom.orgpeaceandfreedom.org&gt;.

 

September 22

LA Atheists United

Fourth Sundays monthly (Sep 22), 11 AM – 3 PM, Center for Inquiry West, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, (323) 666-9797, < HYPERLINK mailto:jimu@cfiwest.orgjimu@cfiwest.org>. Also: SFV Atheists, usually 3rd Thursdays monthly (Sep 19), 6:30 PM, Kountry Folks Restaurant, 8501 Sepulveda Blvd., North Hills, (818) 988-2806 (after 5 PM), < HYPERLINK https://www.atheistsunited.orgatheistsunited.org&gt;. Also: West Valley Secular Humanists, usually last Sundays monthly (Sep 29), Daphne’s Greek Café, 5780 Canoga Ave. Unit B, Woodland Hills, < HYPERLINK https://www.meetup.com/secularhumanism-17meetup.com/secularhumanism-17&gt;. Also other chapters. (866) GOD-LESS, (323) 666-4258. < HYPERLINK https://www.atheistsunited.orgatheistsunited.org&gt;.

 

September 24

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. < HYPERLINK https://ocpeace.orgocpeace.org&gt;.

 

September 25

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.

 

[ temporarily deleting– duplicate of main calendar item: “September 25// Political Meeting: Healthcare For All CA// San Fernando Valley chapter meeting. Obamacare helps but doesn’t fix our broken health insurance system. Learn more about Improved Medicare for all Californians. (Leno). Usually fourth Wednesdays monthly. 7:30 PM. State Office Bldg., 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 135 (enter on Calvert to the right of the locked gates), Van Nuys. (818) 766-7318. < HYPERLINK mailto:info@hca-sfv.orginfo@hca-sfv.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.facebook.com/hcasfvfacebook.com/hcasfv&gt;. (Sites on facebook may require membership.)” ]

 

 

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. < HYPERLINK mailto:staff@coalitionforworldpeace.orgstaff@coalitionforworldpeace.org>. < HYPERLINK https://coalitionforworldpeace.orgcoalitionforworldpeace.org&gt;. (2013-06..09: 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. < HYPERLINK mailto:susan@anewwayoflife.orgsusan@anewwayoflife.org>, < HYPERLINK mailto:info@anewwayoflife.orginfo@anewwayoflife.org>. < HYPERLINK https://anewwayoflife.organewwayoflife.org&gt; (*no* “www” in the address), click on “leadership,’ then on “women organizing for justice.”

 

[temporary deletion (duplicate): “Youth Justice Coalition// Contact them for meeting info. Help spread youth justice & opportunity. Monthly countywide meeting. 2-4 PM. Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 E. Redondo Blvd., Inglewood.1137 E. Redondo Blvd., Inglewood. (323) 235-4243. < HYPERLINK mailto:freelanow@yahoo.comfreelanow@yahoo.com>. < HYPERLINK https://www.youth4justice.orgyouth4justice.org&gt;.” ]

 

September 27

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 or (310)-488-7431. (If you have a restricted number please dial *82 before our number if you want a callback.) < HYPERLINK https://www.cfiwest.orgcfiwest.org&gt;.

 

 

Submit:

 

OccuPoetry

Seeking poetry about economic justice/injustice, greed, protest, activism, and opportunity. Formal and free-verse, mail art, and collage poetry. Submissions or queries: < HYPERLINK mailto:submissions@occupypoetry.orgsubmissions (at) occupypoetry.org>. < HYPERLINK https://occupypoetry.orgoccupypoetry.org&gt;. (2013-09)

 

OccupyWriters.

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. < HYPERLINK mailto:occupywriters.submissions@gmail.comoccupywriters.submissions@gmail.com>. < HYPERLINK https://occupywriters.comoccupywriters.com&gt;. (2013-06)

 

protestpoems.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: < HYPERLINK mailto:write@protestpoems.orgwrite (at) protestpoems.org> with “SUBSCRIBE” in your subject line. < HYPERLINK https://protestpoems.orgprotestpoems.org&gt;.

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

 

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: < HYPERLINK https://foodnotbombs.netfoodnotbombs.net&gt; (click on “find your local chapter”). Group updates may be sent to: < HYPERLINK mailto:menu@foodnotbombs.netmenu@foodnotbombs.net> and the worldwide listserve (subscribe at: < HYPERLINK https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/fnbnetworklists.riseup.net/www/info/fnbnetwork&gt;). Always verify that FNB serving listings are up to date (2013-06).

 

Occupy Foreclosures

Get connected with families needing help fighting foreclosure/eviction.  < HYPERLINK https://occupyfightsforeclosures.nationbuilder.comoccupyfightsforeclosures.nationbuilder.com&gt;, click on “volunteer.” (2013-09)

 

Sharing Food

Michael Hubman and others run “Right to Share Food” bringing food & water to the folks living on LA’s Skid Row. (714) 227-2217. < HYPERLINK mailto:waterman@watercorps.netwaterman@watercorps.net>. < HYPERLINK https://www.righttosharefood.orgrighttosharefood.org&gt;, < HYPERLINK https://www.watercorps.netwatercorps.net&gt;. (These websites may not be up to date.) (2013-07..09)

 

 

Announcements:

 

 

Community Services:

 

Activist Security Training

The Ruckus Society created a security team to deal with internet and other security issues that activists face. Contact them for training. < HYPERLINK mailto:megan@ruckus.orgmegan@ruckus.org>.

 

Bartering Groups

Get goods and services without cash; trade without banks or a money system. Local community based finance groups are listed at < HYPERLINK https://timebanks.orgtimebanks.org&gt;. Click on Membership then Membership Directory in the drop-down menu. Use “los angeles” for a search phrase. (2013-06)

Car-Free Living

Auto-Free Orange County: < HYPERLINK https://www.autofree.netautofree.net&gt;. Car-Free Santa Barbara: < HYPERLINK mailto:byrdm@sbcapcd.orgbyrdm@sbcapcd.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.SantaBarbaraCarFree.orgsantabarbaracarfree.org&gt;. (If their website is not responsive, try it again later.) Also, a worldwide network of car-free resources: < HYPERLINK https://www.worldcarfree.networldcarfree.net&gt;. And we’d like to know about local sites for other regions in SoCal. (2013-06)

 

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 FBI’s (presumably forthcoming) Black Nationalism files– are ordered by geography rather than just chronology. < HYPERLINK https://vault.fbi.gov/cointel-pro/new-leftvault.fbi.gov/cointel-pro/new-left&gt;. (received via H-NET) (2013-07)

 

Cynthia McKinney

Cynthia McKinney is seeking speaking engagements to promote the book she edited, “The Illegal War on Libya.” < HYPERLINK mailto:businessmanager@claritypress.combusinessmanager@claritypress.com>. < HYPERLINK https://www.claritypress.com/McKinney.htmlclaritypress.com/McKinney.html&gt;. (2013-06)

 

Debt Resisters

An operations manual: < HYPERLINK https://www.scribd.com/doc/105887484scribd.com/doc/105887484&gt;. (2013-07)

 

Farmers Markets

A map of Farmers Markets in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside Counties. < HYPERLINK https://projects.latimes.com/farmers-marketsprojects.latimes.com/farmers-markets&gt;. (2013-06)

 

FOIA

Freedom of Information Act. How to use the Act: < HYPERLINK https://www.rcfp.orgrcfp.org&gt;, look for link under “FOIA Services.” Get a deceased persons file: < HYPERLINK https://www.getgrandpasfbifile.comgetgrandpasfbifile.com&gt;.

 

Free Fruit

A free fruit treasure map of your neighborhood. Map locations you know about; visit places others have posted. This is potentially a *worldwide* resource. < HYPERLINK https://ediblecities.orgediblecities.org&gt;. (2013-06)

 

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). < HYPERLINK mailto:orders@hungeractionla.orgorders@hungeractionla.org>. (213) 388-8228. 2012 version is online at < HYPERLINK https://hungeractionla.orghungeractionla.org&gt;. New 2013-2014 editions: English available Aug. 1; Spanish/Españiol available Sep 1. (2013-08)

 

Homeless Resources

“Street Lawyer: A WIKI to End and Prevent Homelessness,” < HYPERLINK https://wiki.nlchp.orgwiki.nlchp.org&gt;. Westside Live Food Calendar: < HYPERLINK https://www.hopemakingchange.orghopemakingchange.org&gt;, click on “iEat.” Also see “Food Programs in West Hollywood,” < HYPERLINK https://weho.orgweho.org&gt;, search for “food programs in west hollywood” then find the document in the list (document dated 2012-02). “Los Angeles Homeless Resource Wiki,” < HYPERLINK https://www.lahomeless.orglahomeless.org&gt; (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). (2013-06)

 

iEat

Santa Monica/Venice Food Programs. Westside LIVE Food Calendar. < HYPERLINK https://hopemakingchange.orghopemakingchange.org&gt;, click on iEat; current calendar is at bottom.

 

LA Intentional Community Networking

Many alternative housing options. < HYPERLINK https://www.laecovillage.org/Intentionalcommunitynetworking.htmllaecovillage.org/Intentionalcommunitynetworking.html&gt;.

 

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. < HYPERLINK https://www.hungeractionla.orghungeractionla.org&gt;,  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. < HYPERLINK https://laanarchist.orglaanarchist.org&gt;, click on guide.(2013-06)

 

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. < HYPERLINK https://or.fd.orgor.fd.org&gt;, click on the “Case Documents” tab & look for “Search and Seizure.”

 

Unemployed Resources

An online LA Indymedia article lists a number of resources for those who are struggling in our economy: < HYPERLINK https://la.indymedia.org/news/2011/02/244433.phpla.indymedia.org/news/2011/02/244433.php&gt;. (You may choose to click through a “site warning”; if so, “buyer beware.”) (2013-06)

 

Urban Pigeons

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. < HYPERLINK mailto:angostura1819@aol.comangostura1819@aol.com>, < HYPERLINK malto:ocmbird@aol.comocmbird@aol.com>, < HYPERLINK mailto:pigeons_street@yahoo.compigeons_street@yahoo.com>. < HYPERLINK https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/vol/3888288966.htmllosangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/vol/3888288966.html&gt;.

 

Women’s Non-Violence Centers

< HYPERLINK https://www.justicewomen.comjusticewomen.com&gt;, then “Help for Victims,” then “How To Start an Independent Advocacy Center to End Violence Against Women … and Why.” Also other info helping women help themselves.

 

Centros del Non-Violence de las Mujeres

< HYPERLINK https://www.justicewomen.comjusticewomen.com&gt;, 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 pueden ayudarse.

 

Jobs:

 

CHIRLA

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in LA. < HYPERLINK https://chirla.orgchirla.org&gt;, click on “Internships and Employment.”

 

High Country News

Job Board. NGOs, green companies, etc. < HYPERLINK https://hcn.orghcn.org&gt;, click on Classified Listings (at the bottom of their webpage) then on Employment.

 

Idealist.org

Worldwide database of Nonprofit and Government Agency jobs. This looks like a very useful resource. < HYPERLINK https://www.idealist.orgidealist.org&gt;, click on “Jobs.” (2013-06)

 

IRC

International Rescue Committee. < HYPERLINK https://rescue.orgrescue.org&gt;, click on “How You Can Help/Work With Us” then on “Search Jobs and Apply.” International and US locations including LA & San Diego.

 

LAANE

LA Alliance for a New Economy. < HYPERLINK https://www.laane.orglaane.org&gt;, click on “About Us”/ “Jobs.”

 

Sustainable Living & Farming Jobs

And other “short term job opportunities.” < HYPERLINK https://www.backdoorjobs.combackdoorjobs.com&gt;. (2013-06)

 

 

Military & Draft:

 

Anti-Draft Website

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. < HYPERLINK mailto:scott@draftresistance.orgscott@draftresistance.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.draftresistance.orgdraftresistance.org&gt;. (Email address may be bad; site appears to be inactive since 2011-02. The information posted there may still be useful.)

 

Conscientious Objectors

Linking up with one of the following groups is the first step recommended for obtaining CO status: Center on Conscience & War (CCW) < HYPERLINK https://www.centeronconscience.orgcenteronconscience.org&gt;, Courage to Resist (CTR) < HYPERLINK https://couragetoresist.orgcouragetoresist.org&gt; or GI Rights Hotline < HYPERLINK https://girightshotline.orggirightshotline.org&gt;.

 

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. < HYPERLINK https://www.nnomy.orgnnomy.org&gt;. Resources for Educators to Stop the War: < HYPERLINK https://www.educatorstostopthewar.orgeducatorstostopthewar.org&gt;, click on “Counter-Recruitment.” Project YANO (Youth and Non-military Opportunities), < HYPERLINK https://projectyano.orgprojectyano.org&gt;.

 

CR/Spanish/en Españiol

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. < HYPERLINK https://projectyano.org/espanolprojectyano.org/espanol&gt;.

 

GI Rights

Hotlines: (800) 394-9544 & (877) 447- 4487. Email them for sample info cards & stickers with a price list: < HYPERLINK mailto:jimhabersf@yahoo.comjimhabersf@yahoo.com>. < HYPERLINK https://www.girightshotline.orggirightshotline.org&gt;.

 

NNOMY

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 listed on the left side of the main page) that lists job resources for those who feel that the military is their only option. < HYPERLINK https://www.nnomy.orgnnomy.org&gt;.

 

OC Recruitment Awareness Project (OC RAP)

The Project is in urgent need of additional new volunteers to keep our important work going. (949) 492-0571. < HYPERLINK mailto:bmartin125@comline.combmartin125@comline.com>. < HYPERLINK https://www.oc-rap.orgoc-rap.org&gt;. (This website may be down. 2012-08.)

 

Opt-Out

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. < HYPERLINK https://www.themmob.org/lmcathemmob.org/lmca&gt;.

 

Progressive GI Newspaper

“GI Special” 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. < HYPERLINK https://www.williambowles.info/gispecialwilliambowles.info/gispecial&gt;.

 

PTSD Resources

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): < HYPERLINK https://www.save.orgsave.org&gt;. Vets 4 Vets: (520) 319-5500, < HYPERLINK https://www.vets4vets.usvets4vets.us&gt;, a peer support group for recent vets. National Veterans Foundation: (888) 777-4443, < HYPERLINK https://www.nvf.orgnvf.org&gt;. Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injuries (DCoE): < HYPERLINK https://www.dcoe.health.mildcoe.health.mil&gt;, < HYPERLINK https://www.facebook.com/dcoepagefacebook.com/dcoepage&gt;. 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: < HYPERLINK https://www.thesoldiersproject.orgthesoldiersproject.org&gt;. We do not vouch for any of these being *progressive* resources. (Sites on facebook may require membership.)

 

Recruiter Abuse Hotline

(877) 688-6881. < HYPERLINK https://afsc.orgafsc.org&gt;, search for “Military Recruiter Abuse Hotline.”

 

Resisters Website

< HYPERLINK https://www.tomjoad.orgtomjoad.org&gt;.

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. < HYPERLINK mailto:resisters@sympatico.caresisters@sympatico.ca>.

 

 

Police & Migrant Issues:

 

Checkpoint Response

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: < HYPERLINK mailto:noretenes@gmail.comnoretenes@gmail.com>. Also see: < HYPERLINK httpss://www.facebook.com/policeretencheckpointfacebook.com/policeretencheckpoint>.

 

CopWatch

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. < HYPERLINK mailto:copwatchla@riseup.netcopwatchla@riseup.net>. < HYPERLINK https://www.copwatchla.orgcopwatchla.org&gt;, < HYPERLINK https://copwatchlosangeles.blogspot.comcopwatchlosangeles.blogspot.com&gt;. Also RTF National Mobile Cop Watch Network; info: < HYPERLINK https://www.raisethefist.com/copwatchraisethefist.com/copwatch&gt;.

 

DREAMers Support Fund

Help eligible young migrants offset the fees in their requests for Deferred Action. < HYPERLINK https://www.publicinterestprojects.orgpublicinterestprojects.org&gt;, search for “fund for dreamers”.

 

Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook

Provided by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the National Lawyers’ Guild (NLG). < HYPERLINK https://www.jailhouselaw.orgjailhouselaw.org&gt;.

 

Police Brutality

CopWatch LA: see above. October 22 Coalition LA, < HYPERLINK mailto:tiahstarr@hotmail.comtiahstarr@hotmail.com> or NY Central office at < HYPERLINK mailto:mediocremustard@optonline.netmediocremustard@optonline.net> 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, < HYPERLINK https://www.cahro.orgcahro.org&gt;. 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, < HYPERLINK https://mysite.verizon.net/vzeo9ewi/idrissstelleyfoundationmysite.verizon.net/vzeo9ewi/idrissstelleyfoundation&gt;, < HYPERLINK https://www.myspace.com/isfoundationmyspace.com/isfoundation&gt;. (Sites on myspace may require membership.)

 

Security Culture for Activists

A free e-book provided by the Ruckus Society. < HYPERLINK https://ruckus.org/article.php?id=789lruckus.org/article.php?id=789l&gt;.

 

 

Slavery & Trafficking

Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST), 5042 Wilshire Blvd., #586, LA CA 90036. (213) 365-1906. < HYPERLINK https://www.castla.orgcastla.org&gt;. (2013-06)

 

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. < HYPERLINK https://www.immigrationcoalition.orgimmigrationcoalition.org&gt;, < HYPERLINK https://www.facebook.com/SCIC.Infofacebook.com/SCIC.Info&gt;. (Sites on facebook may require membership.)

 

Undocumented Students

Student Rights: < HYPERLINK https://maldef.orgmaldef.org&gt;, click on education, public policy then AB540. Scholarships: Association of Raza Educators (ARE) sponsors a continuing project (donations & applications, < HYPERLINK https://www.razaeducators.orgrazaeducators.org&gt;, click on “scholarship donate.” < HYPERLINK mailto:razaeducators@yahoo.comrazaeducators@yahoo.com>).

 

 

Political Action:

 

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. < HYPERLINK https://www.progressivesecretary.orgprogressivesecretary.org&gt;. (2013-06)

 

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. < HYPERLINK mailto:ooa@igc.orgooa@igc.org>. < HYPERLINK https://www.officeoftheamericas.orgofficeoftheamericas.org&gt;.

 

 

Needing Support:

 

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. < HYPERLINK mailto:difusion@uniondelbarrio.orgdifusion@uniondelbarrio.org>. < HYPERLINK https://uniondelbarrio.orguniondelbarrio.org&gt;, click on Centro Cultural Francisco Villa.

 

Mumia Abu-Jamal [added]

“In a unanimous and quick decision, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania denied Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appeal to be re-sentenced.” (2013-07-11) “Mumia began making phone calls this Saturday, July 13, 2013. Mumia also reports that his grandchildren and his son, Jamal, have been properly approved to visit.” (2013-07-15) Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, NYC, P.O. Box 16, College Station, NY, NY 10030. (212) 330-8029. < HYPERLINK mailto:info@freemumia.cominfo@freemumia.com>. < HYPERLINK https://freemumia.comfreemumia.com&gt;.

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Political Action: Send 1984 to the President
Send the President a gift of George Orwell’s 1984. He’s still sending it our way and we need to show him how much we really care! This offer still seems to be on AFGJ’s website. < HYPERLINK https://afgj.orgafgj.org&gt;.

 

 

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