On October 9th, about 35 demonstrators met in front of the Los Angeles Mexican Consulate, located near Macarthur Park, demanding justice for the 43 disappeared Mexican students in the state of Guerrero. These students were taken by the municipal police of Iguala and members of the criminal organization, Guerreros Unidos. On September 26th, students from […]
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On Sunday, hundreds of demonstrators marched through the streets of Downtown Los Angeles to protest against the shooting and death of Ezell Ford, a 25 year old African American. According to witnesses, Ford did not resist arrest and was shot without any justified reason by unidentified LAPD officers. In the other hand, LAPD stated that […]
San Diego is known for being a more pacific and less hectic region than Los Angeles. However, a group of San Diegan activists were ready to politically shake up the region. During the past weeks, there have been more than five pro-Palestinian rallies and other organizational efforts in San Diego with the purpose of showing […]
“I’ve been incarcerated for 16 years and from the looks of it, I don’t see myself ever being paroled…Even though I’m limited to what I can draw being in the S.H.U without being chastised by the authorities, I do my best to create works I can be proud of,” wrote James Vidales, a prisoner at […]
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. […]
On Friday, March 14th at UCLA’s Neuroscience Research Building a large audience warmly received Dr. Noam Chomsky. IMED Seminars hosts a series of seminars, bringing prominent people from academic, science, and political spheres. On March 14th, they brought the MIT professor known as the “Father of Modern Linguistics,” a political dissident commentator, and a social activist. […]
Three Chilean activists came to UCLA to share their experience as students and community organizers. The event was hosted by the Student Collective Against Labor Exploitation (SCALE) on Wednesday February the 26th. This visit is part of national-wide tour that started January 10th in Miami and that will end early March in San Diego. Melissa […]
Janet Napolitano became governor of Arizona on January of 2003. During her office she opposed the Bush Administration’s plan to create a 600 mile fence along the border region. After her appointment as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHL) in 2009, she authorized the addition of more fence miles around the border while […]