Archive for June, 2013

Feliz Cumpleaños, Salvador Allende

June 26, 2013

Si Salvador Allende estuviera vivo, hoy estaria celebrando sus 105 años.
Para los que no saben quien es Salvador Allende, aqui les dejo este gran documental. Y para los que saben quien es, recordemos a este gran ser humano mirando todo lo que el hizo para construir un Chile mas digno y las semillas que planto para construir un mundo mas justo.

Compañero, Salvador Allende!!

Pictures From Last Night’s Dodgers Game

June 26, 2013

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Puig-Beach Towel


Here are pictures from yesterday’s Dodgers game. It was free Dodgers beach towel night to the first 40,000 fans. I was excited to see Casey throw out the ceremonial first pitch. His 5th grade graduation speech is awesome!
I am glad the Dodgers came out victorious beating the San Francisco Giants 6-5 with Mark Ellis and Hanley Ramirez each hitting 2 run homers and Paco Rodriguez coming in the 9th to close it out.

After Dozens of Human Rights Defenders Shut Out by Public Officials Yesterday, Unjust Trial of Deborah Burton Started Today

June 26, 2013

On Tuesday morning, June 25, dozens of human rights defenders gathered in front of LAPD Headquarters in the early hours to again demand that Police Commissioners investigate the evidence submitted in the case against LA CAN organizer Deborah Burton, and later to deliver signed petitions to the City Attorney to demand he drop this case.


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LAPD officers refused to let the large majority of our group into the Commission hearing room, though there were many empty chairs.  LAPD then lined the door to City Hall East and refused to let people in the public building to make a request to deliver the petitions to the City Attorney’s office.


Though City officials who could have intervened to stop these ridiculous and unsubstantiated charges from going forward did nothing but hide from the truth, Deborah and all of her supporters…

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Victory for Homeless People and Those Who Believe in Civil Rights for ALL — Two Court Decisions Deny City’s Ongoing Attempts to Seize Property

June 26, 2013

Last Monday, June 17, US District Judge Gutierrez denied the City of LA’s application to modify the preliminary injunction he issued in June 2011.  Among many findings in his ruling, the denial stated,

“However, as the City has not shown a change in law or fact that would warrant modifying the language of the injunction, the Court is not persuaded that the alternate proposed modification is appropriate. Further, Defendant has submitted no evidence of a problem with individuals failing to move their property during a noticed cleaning operation.”

The LAPD and the City Attorney, with loud and public urging by the business community, have inexplicably been fighting this injunction since it was issued – failing at every level.  This Monday, June 24, the Supreme Court denied hearing their appeal, allowing the injunction to stand.  We are pleased to see the City’s unjust efforts continue to be denied by the courts.

LA CAN hopes…

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Long Live George Carlin!

June 22, 2013

Today is the 5 year death anniversary of George Carlin. To celebrate his legacy, I have added this great video. Get ready to laugh!

One of the most revolutionary comedians to have ever lived. His comedy was hilarious filled with some knowledge.

Here is a blog post I wrote couple years ago filled with my 10 favorite George Carlin quotes:

Bertha Von Suttner–The First Woman To Receive The Nobel Peace Prize

June 21, 2013

Today is the death anniversary of Bertha Von Suttner, who in 1905 became the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Bertha was a pacifist whose book, Die Waffen nieder! (Lay Down Your Arms!) lead her to be respected and admired by people in the peace movement of the late 1880s and early 1900s.

From 1892-1899, she was the editor of the well known, Die Waffen nieder!, an international pacifist journal.

Here is a video that provides more insight about who this amazing women was. May her spirit continue to live in all of us who fight for a peaceful world.

CBS 2: “Protestors Demand LAPD Investigate Charges Against Community Organizer”

June 18, 2013

ClickHEREto view CBS 2 Coverage of today’s action.

LOS ANGELES ( — Dozens of human rights protestors gathered Tuesday morning to protest charges filed against a community organizer.

The group marched into a Los Angeles Commission board meeting at 9 a.m. at the LAPD Headquarters at 110 W. 1st St.

The organizers were demanding the LAPD Commission investigate the case against 62-year-old Deborah Burton, who has been charged with three counts of assault for alleged actions during a protest.

“It’s a cloud hanging over my head, because I didn’t do anything wrong,” Burton said.

Burton was charged in August 2012 for her actions at a legal protest in June 2011.

“You can absolutely see there is a conspiracy against Los Angeles Community Action Network and human rights organizers and defenders,” protest organizer Hamid Khan said. “We’re demanding that the abuse of power and the charges be dropped by the…

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A 5th Grader Gives An Amazing Graduation Speech

June 18, 2013

This 5th grader has won the hearts of all Dodger fans nationwide with this inspiring graduation speech…”Oh, and one more thing, GO DODGERS.” 🙂

Miriam Makeba–Soweto Blues

June 16, 2013

Today, is the 37th anniversary of the Soweto Uprising. I remember Hector Pieterson and all the youth who stood up to the racist Apartheid system.
Here is an article I wrote couple years ago to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Uprising.


Fotos del concierto de Fermin Muguruza y Tijuana NO

June 13, 2013

Ayer en Los Globos, se presento Fermin Muguruza y Tijuana No. Fue un gran concierto. Aqui les dejo unas fotos:







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Tijuana NO5

Tijuana NO6

Fotos del concierto de Fermin Muguruza y Tijuana NO