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The Los Angeles Independent Media Center allows people to publish news about events of interest to the local progressive community.



 



Step Up As LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Steps Down

2018-02-14T22:44:08Z

Step Up As LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Steps Down



Our House Grief Support Center Hosts 9th Annual Run For Hope, April 29

2018-02-13T20:51:16Z

Celebrating The Grieving Community And The Power Of Uniting Hands With Paws



Don’t let this LA County Probation Department overhaul proposal sit on the shelf

2018-02-13T19:04:44Z

Don’t let this LA County Probation Department overhaul proposal sit on the shelf



Echo Park Residents Sue LA Over Controversial Development

2018-02-12T16:51:18Z

The destruction of a hill in Echo Park would make way for four three-story homes. Both PLUM and City Council approved the project despite failure to meet all CEQA requirements and objections of some 50 neighbors. Instead, a developer in San Jose, California is being favored.



Former Signal Hill police officer pleads guilty in road-rage incident in Irvine

2018-02-10T06:25:26Z

Former Signal Hill police officer pleads guilty in road-rage incident in Irvine



Calif. Police Accused of 'Collusion' With Neo-Nazis After Release of Court Documents

2018-02-10T03:14:18Z

Documents "This is a textbook case of a political witch-hunt and selective prosecution," said one attorney whose client was injured during a white supremacist rally that turned violent



Center for the Study of Political Graphics exhibit on Police Abuse posters

2018-02-07T17:50:04Z

Center for the Study of Political Graphics' exhibit: "To Protect & Serve? Five Decades of Posters Protesting Police Violence." runs through Feb. 28



City Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Claiming Pasadena Police Officer Had His Sister Falsely Arre

2018-02-04T23:17:13Z

City Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Claiming Pasadena Police Officer Had His Sister Falsely Arrested



Professor's Study Highlights Health Risks of Urban Oil Drilling

2018-02-04T20:42:32Z

A study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health this week reveals heightened rates of asthma in densely populated Los Angeles neighborhoods located near active oil-development sites.



Claims paid involving Pasadena Police Department 2014 to present

2018-02-04T18:52:09Z

Claims paid involving Pasadena Police Department 2014 to present



Pasadenans - get your license plate reader records from police

2018-02-04T07:11:25Z

The former head of the local ACLU is urging anyone who lives or works in Pasadena to participate in an information-gathering project by filing Public Records Act (PRA) requests for data being captured and stored in the city Police Department’s Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) surveillance program.



LA Times Homicide Report

2018-02-03T21:57:53Z

The Homicide Report is an interactive map, database and blog that chronicles homicides in Los Angeles County. Any death deemed a homicide by the coroner’s office -- the death of a human being by the hand of another -- is included in the database. Coroner's officials currently are providing a bi-weekly list of homicides to The Times. At a minimum, the Homicide Report provides basic details of each killing. In addition, the report includes in-depth reporting of cases and communities, as well as updates when arrests are made and suspects are tried in court.



Last of California's nuclear power plants is on its way out

2018-01-30T23:44:16Z

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free future. Here is out January 2018 report:



Patrisse Khan-Cullors explains why Black Lives Matter

2018-01-27T03:02:22Z

Patrisse Khan-Cullors explains why Black Lives Matter in a powerful memoir with Asha Bandele, ‘when they call you a terrorist’



Women's March L.A., 2018

2018-01-25T00:39:06Z

There was emphasis on the importance of voting and being engaged in society, sexual harassment and assault, equal pay, and a variety of other issues including LGBT, racism, hate crimes, global warming, and war. ...... Last year's march was supposed to open with a ceremony involving the Tongva, L.A.'s first people, but things went wrong. This year, however, it happened (and there were references to the Tongva by speakers in the ensuing rally).



The case for US government sanctions on Israel

2018-01-24T01:36:20Z

The case for US government sanctions on Israel



 Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump Photoset 4

2018-01-23T05:07:56Z

The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March



Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump Photoset 3

2018-01-23T04:24:48Z

The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March



Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump PhotoSet 2

2018-01-23T03:36:33Z

The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March



Women of LA Rise Again to Denounce Trump PhotoSet 1

2018-01-23T03:14:58Z

The Los Angeles left show their teeth in defiance of Trump in the Second Women’s March






Trial Starts for Woman with Erb’s Palsy Punched in Face Repeatedly by LAPD Officers

2018-01-10T21:38:50Z

Opening statements are scheduled to take place in Los Angeles this week in the civil trial (Case No. BC621315) of a disabled woman who alleges that in 2015 a Los Angeles police officer repeatedly punched her, including in the face, and pinned her non-functioning arm underneath her body. Zennea Foster, who was born with Erb’s Palsy rendering her left arm and hand immobile, is suing the Los Angeles Police Department for civil rights violations, assault and battery after she says she was viciously beaten by several LAPD officers in South Los Angeles in 2015.



Dear District Attorney Jackie Lacey, Prosecute Killer Cops, Signed: Your Constituents

2018-01-10T06:09:23Z

Dear District Attorney Jackie Lacey, Prosecute Killer Cops, Signed: Your Constituents



Great solidarity action today

2018-01-07T06:22:38Z

Well over 3 dozen activists showed up to express solidarity with Ahed Tamimi today



Chris Ballew beat up by Pasadena police

2018-01-06T01:01:04Z

Police brutality, racial profiling and a potential police shooting - right on Fair Oaks just north of the border of Pasadena and Altadena... 21 year old African American pulled over for having overly-tinted windows, then gets beat up by Pasadena PD, still hobbling to this day in a cast with a broken leg. Could have been worse - he could have lost his life.



Retired LAPD Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey explains how the LAPD's Board of Rights hearings work

2018-01-05T23:40:38Z

Retired LAPD Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey explains how the LAPD's Board of Rights hearings work



An Ex-Cop Talks About Police Shootings

2018-01-05T23:39:23Z

Norm Stamper, a former police officer who served for 28 years with the San Diego police force and six years as the chief of police in Seattle, gave his thoughts on Twitter. He responded to the tweet by the journalist Shaun King who stated, “Sadly I’ve studied 100s of videos of American police executing non-violent, unarmed people. This is one of the worst I’ve ever witnessed.” Stamper wrote, “One of the worst I’ve seen, as well. Heart-stopping, stomach-turning. No room in policing for cops this scared and ill-prepared.”



Do Nukes Kill?

2018-01-03T00:40:18Z

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our December 2017 report: Nuclear Shutdown News December 2017



Letter: Support Proportional Representation for the California State Legislature

2018-01-01T21:23:28Z

Letter to California State Legislature, asking to change our electoral system for the state legislature to elections by proportional representation.



Community Rallies in Santa Barbara in Solidarity with Inmate Firefighters

2017-12-23T05:59:07Z

Could the brave firefighter who risked life and limb to save your home have been paid only $1 per hour to do it? Up and down the state of California, on the front lines of deadly wildfires, thousands of prison inmates employed through the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s California Conservation Corps (CCC) program face the blazing heat and choking smoke for, on average, $2 per day plus $1 per hour of work. As southern California faces a new wave of inferno, at least one community gathered for a rally to call attention to these overlooked firefighters



LAWSUIT ALLEGING FEDERAL VOTING RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN KERN COUNTY

2017-12-23T04:56:44Z

After 11 days of testimony, trial ended this week in a landmark lawsuit filed by MALDEF alleging that Kern County unlawfully denies Latinos the right to elect candidates of their choice, in violation of Section 2 of the federal Voting Rights Act. It was the first federal voting rights case in California in more than a decade.



The Video ICE Wishes Was Never Made Public

2017-12-23T04:39:29Z

It looks like a scene out of a movie — men toting shotguns and wearing tactical gear marked "POLICE" suddenly storm into an auto repair shop in South Los Angeles - but they weren't police.



Mitchell Englander going after homeless people

2017-12-19T01:24:43Z

Mitchell Englander going after homeless people



“Animaniacs in Concert!” with Voice Artist Rob Paulsen, Sat., Jan. 20 in Santa Clarita

2017-12-19T00:30:19Z

Award-winning actor resumes popular live program after career-threatening health scare



The Eagle Rock Peace Vigil Marks 15 Years

2017-11-27T19:23:53Z

Reflecting on 15 years of weekly vigils both in Eagle Rock and elsewhere in SoCal.



12/2-3 LA Binational Conference To Cancel NAFTA and Unite Workers Of Mexico and the US

2017-11-27T11:44:37Z

A binational conference of US and Mexican workers will be held on Dec 2&3 on the fight to cancel NAFTA and for unity between US and Mexican workers



Winter 2017 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert!

2017-11-27T05:22:23Z

Immigrant Shooter = Entire Community Guilty Muslim Shooter = Entire Religion Guilty Black Shooter = Entire Race Guilty White Shooter = Mentally Troubled Lone Wolf



Nuclear Shutdown News November 2017

2017-11-27T00:23:31Z

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free world. Here is our November 2017 report:



Report Back on November 18th Counter Demonstration Against Anti-Muslim March

2017-11-20T18:57:19Z

Community counters anti-Muslim march in San Bernardino



Report Back on November 18th Counter Demonstration Against Anti-Muslim March

2017-11-20T03:12:04Z

Community counters anti-Muslim march in San Bernardino



National US Gov as wellas EPA slow to act on Abandoned uranium Mines Cleanup in Southwest

2017-11-15T18:50:13Z

There are over 300 abandoned uranium mines in a handful of US states the majority in the Southwest USA.This flagrant violation has been investigated by the national government with its EPA but only 9 have been cleaned up according to coverage on NPR. 1 reason according to NPR is who the EPA approaches forconsulta



OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center Hosts 9th Annual Comedy Fundraiser

2017-11-14T18:47:05Z

“Night For Hope” with Special Guest Melissa Rivers. Comics Adam Ray, Vargus Mason & Little Esther Instill Laughs for OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center Programs



BUSTED: Watch LAPD cops plant drugs in black suspect’s wallet – unaware body cams were on

2017-11-11T01:32:50Z

BUSTED: Watch LAPD cops plant drugs in black suspect’s wallet – unaware their body cams were on



lapd shootings 1998 - 2015

2017-11-07T07:21:34Z

lapd shootings



“Oh Say Can You See” How the LAPD Singing the National Anthem Cost the Dodgers WS Game 7?

2017-11-03T14:30:17Z

Divine Retribution? Poetic Justice? Giving the Flawed and Oppressive LAPD the Honor of Singing the National Anthem Before BOTH Concluding World Series Games Marred the Pre-Game 7 Excitement, Seemed to Put the Dodgers' Multi-Ethnic Team Off Their Game, and May Have Offended the Racially Diverse Astros.



Car drives into immigration protesters outside Rep. Ed Royce's office in Brea

2017-11-02T21:06:08Z

Car drives into immigration protesters outside Rep. Ed Royce's office in Brea



PACIFICA RADIO BOARD SECRETLY OK'S BANKRUPTCY FILING & SEEKS NY SIGNAL SWAP

2017-10-25T23:49:04Z

In secret meetings on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, the Pacifica Foundation National Board, which governs the 5-station nonprofit progressive radio network, voted over strong opposition to authorize its executives to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and initiate an effort to make a lucrative deal to swap the frequency of iconic New York station WBAI with another station holding a less desirable signal position.



LAUSD, Privatization, Charters And The Fight To Defend Public Education Education Conferen

2017-10-04T19:10:06Z

On September 30, 2017 an education conference was held on the Fight Against Privatization, Charters and the LAUSD. These are the presentations and discussion at the conference