Skip to comments.CALLING LA FReepers: Code Pink, Veterans for Peace et al on Wilshire, Wednesday, Nov 2 at Noon
Posted on 11/01/2005 10:24:10 PM PST by Rockitz
TOMORROW IS THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE BUSH REGIME
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Nov 2 is looking very good. All indications are there will be lot of people. Jane Fonda and Bianca Jagger recently endorsed the call for Nov 2nd and Bianca will be speaking at the Westwood Federal building.
Here is the latest schedule for L.A. You can send it around and let othere know.
Nov. 2 - 12 NOON! Tell everyone! - ACTIONS ALL ALONG WILSHIRE BOULEVARD
Figueroa and Wilshire at NOON : Join Critical Mass, downtown workers, students, and others at the intersection. People will gather here with signs, banners and noisemakers for actions on this corner, and then make their way to Westwood and Wilshire at 5 pm.
Alvarado and Wilshire at NOON : Join the Watts Drum corps, immigrants from Pico / Union and high school and college students from the surrounding area for live music (bands to be announced) followed by a march to Normandie and Wilshire at 1:30 p.m. sharp.
Car Caravan / Funeral Procession for Bush Regime will form along Wilshire from Alvarado to Parkview and at 1:30 sharp proceed down Wilshire to Westwood, gathering forces as it goes. Drivers Wanted!
Vermont and Wilshire at NOON : Join congregants from First Unitarian Church and other churches to drive out the Bush Regime.
Normandie and Wilshire at NOON: to be announced!
Crenshaw and Wilshire at NOON : Join people from Leimert Park and South Central, and high school students from surrounding area for spirited rally indicting the Bush regime for their crimes, including against the people of New Orleans, then traveling to Westwood.
Fairfax and Wilshire at NOON : Join Axis of Justice, Out Against the War and high school students from the area for actions, including mural-making, before making their way to Westwood.
Westwood and Wilshire at NOON : Join UCLA- World Cant Wait!, Code Pink, Veterans for Peace, and college students from Cerritos and from all over the area for actions, speakers and music, leading up to the 5:00 p.m. Rally and March!
3rd Street Promenade and Wilshire in Santa Monica at NOON: to be announced!
Or pick your own corner on Wilshire! Nov. 2. 5:00 PM! Westwood and Wilshire for Rally and March through Westwood Initial list of speakers and participants include:
Axis of Justice Rev. Richard Meri Ka Ra Byrd, KRST Unity Center Code Pink Critical Mass Culture Clash Ed Ellis, President of Veterans for Peace, L.A. Flatbush Rickie Lee Jones Alan Jones, Dean of Faculty, Pitzer College Simon Levy, director What I Heard About Iraq at Fountain St. Theater Bill Mitchell, co-founder of Gold Star Families for Peace Leon Mobley Armando Navarro, Chair and professor of Ethnic Studies, U.C. Riverside UCLA World Cant Wait!
More being added daily!! http://www.worldcantwait.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=16&Itemid=54
The numbers and types of "people" do not look good.
I was advised by phone that Homeland Security is already on the scene. I hope they take photos, names, etcetera.
We plan to get out of the area as soon as possible. I'm so glad my conserv friend who works in that corridor gets off work early afternoon!
Too bad we don't have a "readiness" brigade standing by for events like this... We need to get organized in this area.
I just found out about this yesterday. My FReep was last night of Estrich. Sometimes, business gets in the way. :)
Near as I can tell, nothing happened today.
I wonder what Purple Prose Pitt has to say about this....? The day everything changed?? ;)
They know about it, they were here in my town.
A car has collided with an Orange Line bus in North Hollywood. There is at least 1 critical injury. Stay with CBS2 and KCAL9 for more details as they become available.
I heard on 790, what....about an hour ago??...Van Nuys High school was on lock down due to the kid's walking out AND causing trouble..
I couldn't find anything on Google or Yahoo news at that time.
Interestingly, it hasn't been broadcast anywhere. I am in Texas but listening to KFI on the net and haven't heard a word on the news there (or here on CNN or HN).
Probably better this way than to try to Freep it and draw attention where none exists.
It looks like this was another massive Left flop.
It wasn't KFI. It was http://www.kabc.com/ (790)
And, I haven't heard it since, either.
A big old traffic jam for nothing! Sheesh!
KFI just reported it. NOW I'll go and get some work done around here.
they will have more too....there are lots of unlicensed drivers along that line...
KCBS's Tim Ryan reports that someone through a Molotov cocktail at the building. The flaming bottle struck a police officer, according to police spokeswoman Maria Oropeza, who did not indicate that the officer's injuries were serious.
So where are people supposed to go to rally?There are really packing them in HERE:
A big old traffic jam for nothing! Sheesh!From www.nbc4.tv:
Protests Close Streets Near Federal Building
POSTED: 8:42 am PST November 2, 2005UPDATED: 4:50 pm PST November 2, 2005
LOS ANGELES -- An anti-administration group called on Los Angeles adults and children to skip work or school Wednesday as a mark of protest on the anniversary of President George W. Bush's election to a second term.
In Los Angeles, gatherings were scheduled along Wilshire Boulevard, from downtown to the ocean, beginning at noon, according to the group.
At 3:45 p.m., a rally and march are scheduled outside the federal building in Westwood, Lee said.
Drivers should expect street closures around the Federal Building in Westwood Wednesday afternoon and evening as demonstrators participate in a nationwide protest against the Bush administration.
Veteran Avenue between Wilshire Boulevard and Ohio Avenue were to be closed to traffic from noon to 10:30 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
From 6 to 9:30 p.m., the following streets will be closed to traffic:
-- Wilshire Boulevard between Sepulveda and Westwood boulevards;
-- Westwood between Wilshire Boulevard and LeConte Avenue;
-- LeConte Avenue between Wilshire Boulevard and Gayley Avenue;
-- Gayley Avenue between LeConte Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard; and
-- Veteran Avenue between Wilshire Boulevard and LeConte Avenue.
The following on- and off-ramps from the San Diego (405) Freeway will be closed from 6 to 9 p.m.:
-- northbound 405 to eastbound Wilshire Boulevard off-ramp;
-- eastbound Wilshire Boulevard to northbound 405 on ramp at Sepulveda Boulevard; and
-- westbound Wilshire Boulevard to northbound 405 on ramp at Sepulveda Boulevard.
Students Walk Out Of Schools
More than 800 Los Angeles Unified students walked out of their high schools Wednesday as part of a nationwide protest against the administration.
Adults accompanied groups of students "in all cases" as they left from 10 high schools -- Los Angeles High, Van Nuys High, Downtown Business Magnet, Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet, Marshall High, Hamilton High, Fairfax High, Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet, Lincoln High and Belmont High, said Dan Isaacs, the district's chief operating officer.
"Our issue... was safety, and I think we fulfilled our mission, frankly," Isaacs said.
The groups varied in size from 10 to 250, he said. The district sent staff, school police and youth relations personnel to walk with the teenagers and made buses available to take the students back to school when they got tired.
Some students may have splintered off from their groups, but Isaacs said he expected the majority either returned to campus or went home for the day, which was relatively free of incidents.
Van Nuys High was temporarily placed on lockdown after a group of 20 to 25 students left around 11:10 a.m. for the protest, said LAUSD spokeswoman Ellen Morgan.
The principal called for the lockdown "for the safety of the remainder of the students," Morgan said.
She said the principal reported that after the group of students left school, other teens were running around the campus "causing a disturbance."
The lockdown was lifted around lunchtime, Isaacs said.
She denied students at Reseda High were prevented from joining the protest.
"About 50 kids were thinking about walking out, but, coincidentally, LAPD were bringing some truants back to the school, so when the kids saw LAPD they turned around and went back to their classes."
She added, "There weren't any incidents that we're aware of."
One of the protest's organizers, Edith Lagos, of the New York-based The World Can't Wait-Drive Out the Bush Regime, claimed police prevented students at Van Nuys High and Reseda High from joining the event.
The group asked Los Angeles adults and children to skip work or school -- the anniversary of President Bush's re-election -- and gather along Wilshire Boulevard.
Copyright 2005 by NBC4.tv. City News Service contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Do they mention whether it was from this group?
well, this group organized the rallys all over today...
of course, Howard Dean organized the CIA Black Camp leak this morning....there are no coincidences...
What's the lastest number on this rally? Because they keep saying on the radio that Wilshire around there is closed.
1200 at the height, per KFI. Now, 300ish.
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