Monday, December 11, 2006

National Day Against Torture & Human Rights Day Action


To mark the national day against torture we scored some orange jumpsuits. These are the kind that prisoners are forced to wear at Guantanamo Bay Cuba. Human beings are being kidnapped, blindfolded, forced into cages, beaten, humilated and tortured. We do not want to live in a country that treats people like this. Bush and his band of warmaking fanatics have got to go!

We headed to the teach in done by impeach bush folks. We did some guerilla theater in the streets, walking around the crosswalks with the sign that says IMPEACH and the folks in orange jumpsuits and hoods.

Then some folks went to an overpass and held up a banner against torture. Everywhere we were greated by thumbs up, honks and cheers. And the occaisional pro Bush supporter.

We folded up our banner and took off our jumpsuits and made plans to do more theater to go out to the public about what is happening. Kudos to all who supported the events. Let's continue speaking out, taking action, fighting against facism in all its forms.

Check Out This Site for more information on Impeachment
  • After Downing Street
  • Anti Torture Action






    Monday, August 21, 2006

    Vigil for Abeer Hamza



  • View Pictures from Vigil


  • We gathered on a corner area of McArthur Park in LA. Small colored signs with Abeer's picture and description of her death on the back were set up around the staging area. We lit candles and set them up in front of the pictures. People began arriving. There was a representative from Women in Black, the Socialist Feminists, Not In Our Name and some others. Family and Friends of the lead organizers were in the majority. An impressive sight of support and intergenerational resistance. At around 8pm The lead organizer, Natalie, stood up on the steps of monument around which we were gathered and told us how she had come organize these events. How when she heard the story of this girl on the radio she pulled over in her car and decided right then that she would do something.

    This event was full of heart and commitment. The death, the lies, the human disaster that this government is raining down on the heads of people in Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon (among others) seems so...overwhelming. These events said in the face of all of that we are still going to speak up. We are going to remember the humanity of Abeer and her family and take a stand for all of them. Others at the vigil were moved to speak. Most had never been to a vigil of this kind before. Participants spoke of how they would never have known about this case if they hadn't gotten word of it from this event. They spoke of how they had talked to coworkers about it. Another woman said she would normally be out partying on a Saturday night. She was moved that she came and hoped that others women like her would get involved. A couple walking past asked why we were there and joined the vigil on the spot. A representative from Not In Our Name Los Angeles spoke as well.

    Soon Channel 11 Fox tv arrived. We gave interviews and the vigil appeared on two tv newscasts both taped and live. We all committed to have Abeer's life live on through our actions. We committed to continuing to oppose amnesty for American Soldiers in Iraq and to fight for Justice for Abeer Hamza. Many thanks to the Group of 8 for making this happen.

    As an addendum this writer attended a Queer Women of Color Music Festival and made an announcement from the stage about Abeer's story. She lives on thru our actions.

    For more information go to http://www.myspace.com/abeerhamza

    Thursday, September 08, 2005

    SAT October 8th Occupy the Occupiers 2



    Saturday October 8th at the Westwood Federal Building. Join us for an all day music and cultural event to Drive the Bush Regime from Office. Bring your tents decorated with slogans, your artwork, your information tables and most important just yourself! Get juiced up! Get organized! Now is the time. We can change the world!
    Contact Xochitl at redxochi@yahoo.com for information on outreach and participation.


    Confirmed Bands and Artists

    Aztlan Underground
    error collective
    Blood Sugar
    Mas O Menos
    The Crux
    Natural Cause
    Buen Estar
    Chicano Secret Service
    Mezklah
    Panda Panda
    Holly Burton and The Patriot Acts
    Shoshana Vogel
    Reactance
    The Aesthetic Crew
    Dissnfranchised
    Nathan Payne Memorial Service
    DMZ//38
    DJ David Bonobo
    Playing In Traffic
    Hollywood 78
    Intro5pect





  • Not In Our Name Call To Action
  • Monday, August 01, 2005

    Free Kevin Benderman!



    July 28, 2005 Update: After a court martial that lasted only a few hours, Kevin was acquitted of desertion today, but sentenced to 15 months in a military prison for a lesser charge.

  • Support Kevin Benderman
  • Monday, July 04, 2005

    The World Can't Wait! Drive The Bush Regime Out!




    NEW POSTER: Download, Print & Post


    1. Drop A Banner! Write a simple slogan like DRIVE OUT THE BUSH REGIME and hang it so it can be seen by passers by: email us and let us know! Even take a picture!
  • How to Make a Banner


  • 2. Get copies of the World Can't Wait - Drive Out The Bush Regime Flyer or Statement of Conscience and pass them out.
  • Statement of Conscience

  • Get The World Can't Wait Statement


  • Where to go: Great Play at the Mark Taper Forum
  • Stuff Happens

  • 3. Come to the Next Not In Our Name Meeting this Thursday at 730pm at the Peace Center 8124 West 3rd Street , 90048

    Wednesday, June 15, 2005

    Sir! No Sir! 2nd Showing Thursday June 23rd 5 pm

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    No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds! Contact displaced@mindspring.com
    Please join us for the world premiere of

    Sir! No Sir!

    A riveting, incendiary story of the GI Antiwar Movement during the
    Vietnam War.Showing at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival
    Sunday, June 19, 7 pm Directors Guild Theater 7920 Sunset Blvd
  • Sir!No Sir! Info
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2005

    LA Weekly Ad for LA Military Voices Event