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Israel-Palestine Conflict Spills Into Westwood Streets

Israel-Palestine Conflict Spills Into Westwood Streets

Westwood traffic slowed to a crawl Sunday afternoon as more than a thousand pro-Palestine demonstrators crowded the four corners of the Wilshire/Veteran intersection. The demonstrators rallied against U.S.’s foreign aid to Israel as they continue to illegally occupy Palestinian land. The demonstrators initially chanted and cheered on the sidewalk as traffic-jammed drivers honked in support, waved Israel or Palestine flags, ...

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Economic Opportunists or Refugees?: A Report Back

Economic Opportunists or Refugees?: A Report Back

It is not rare to find Aztec dancers, the LAPD, ICE, and a swarm of news microphones on the same block in Los Angeles. But on July 7, the streets of Downtown Los Angeles rattle under mid-summer heat as supporters of the Central American children seeking refuge in the U.S. take over the streets for a town hall and demonstration. ...

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The L.A. community mobilizes against Monsanto

The L.A. community mobilizes against Monsanto

On May 24th Los Angeles residents marched against Monsanto, a multinational agricultural and chemical company. Among their main grievances towards the company was the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as food products and the continual resistance from Monsanto to allow GMO products to be labeled as such. Protestors started to gather at 10 A.M. at Elderberries Cafe on Sunset ...

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Brown Berets visit UCLA

Brown Berets visit UCLA

Professor Milo Alvarez moderated a discussion that revolved around the founding of the Brown Beret organization. The panel was composed of founding fathers and members of the Brown Berets David Sanchez and Ralph Ramirez along with Rona Fields.  The discussion took place on May 21, 2014 from 3p.m.-5p.m. in the Chicano Studies Research Library located inside the Haines Hall in ...

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La Raza Meets Up at Coachella 2014

La Raza Meets Up at Coachella 2014

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is synonymous with intense heat, soreness, dehydration, and pain, and yet it never fails to sell out every year. It is recognized world-wide as the official opener for music festival season, and people from all over the world are willing to pay small fortunes just to be able to attend. The truth is ...

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Latinos Coming Together for La Raza

Latinos Coming Together for La Raza

April 16, 2014: A large number of members from the Latino Greek Council (LGC) attended the General Body meeting of MEChA de UCLA today in order to voice their concern regarding their underrepresentation in their Annual Raza Day. Raza Day is an opportunity for admitted Latinos to start to get involved and be aware of all of the organizations that ...

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Clothesline Project at UCLA

Clothesline Project at UCLA

Throughout the week the Clothesline Project at UCLA attracted students to their annual event at the Dickson Court in which they displayed t-shirts with powerful messages about sexual and domestic violence. Creating these shirts serves as a healing process for those who have been directly affected. Their goal is to not only raise awareness within the UCLA community, but to ...

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L.A. Ska Wars 2014

L.A. Ska Wars 2014

“Todos Los Angeles,” screams Chris Merlin, singer of Chencha Berrinches, and the large crowd of locals begin clapping their hands in unison. These locals helped sell out the 6th annual of Ska Wars, which was held at the Plaza de la Raza on Saturday February 8th. Thirty bands played on one of two stages for hundreds of people, the majority ...

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Believing in a New California, Luis J. Rodriguez runs for governor

Believing in a New California, Luis J. Rodriguez runs for governor

Luis J. Rodriguez, author of the memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A., understands that his former lifestyle is public knowledge and is often used to suppress him. However, he embraces this inescapable “cholo” image. He says it shows his exemplary transformation, which is something he believes he can bring as governor of California. “We need to ...

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Los Callejones (L.A. Alleys)

Los Callejones (L.A. Alleys)

When we think of touring L.A., the first thing that usually comes to mind are museums, the pier, 3rd Street Promenade and Rodeo Drive, but that can’t be all of L.A. right? I decided to tour L.A. and find places that are worth visiting, in specific, places with a high Latino population. Although going to downtown may be intimidating for ...

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