Re-Education Camp

 

The Re-Education Camp is a collection of 30+ local and international nonprofit organizations presenting issues that affect everyone in Los Angeles. L.A. Rising has invited each nonprofit organization to participate at zero cost in an effort to help the organizations promote their causes and raise awareness.  The four major areas of concern include: WAR, IMMIGRATION, POVERTY and LABOR.

“We are passionate about ending the wars overseas, immigrant rights, protecting working families, and combating hunger and homelessness in L.A.  We want to present our fans the opportunity to get informed and get involved while we rock them senseless.” – Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine.


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WAR


Iraq Veterans Against War:

The mission of IVAW is to mobilize the military community to withdraw its support for the wars and occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan. To achieve its mission, IVAW emphasizes three distinct goals: Immediate withdrawal of all occupying forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, reparations for the human and structural damages suffered there, and full benefits, adequate healthcare (including mental health), and other supports for returning servicemen and women.

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Rethink Afghanistan:

Brave New Foundation’s Rethink Afghanistan project uses new media to spread the message that the war in Afghanistan isn’t working and it’s not worth the cost. The core of the project is the full-length 2009 documentary, Rethink Afghanistan, initially released in segments online and available in complete form on DVD. It explores several key issues at play in Afghanistan policy: troop levels, the rights of women, civilian casualties, the effect of Afghanistan policy on Pakistan, and whether U.S. security is helped by troop escalations. When Brave New Foundation first launched our anti-Afghanistan-War campaign in 2009, 63 percent of Americans favored the presidentʼs plan to escalate the war. Now, roughly 60 percent of Americans oppose the Afghanistan War and a strong plurality of Americans want to remove troops “ASAP.” Rethink Afghanistan played a critical early role framing the war as a conflict not worth the huge costs, helping to shift the national consensus from supporting escalation to a strong desire to end a failing and unpopular war.

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Youth Justice Coalition:

The Youth Justice Coalition (YJC) is working to build a youth-led movement to challenge race, gender and class inequality in the Los Angeles County, California’s and the nation’s juvenile injustice system. We are working to dismantle a system that has ensured the massive lock-up of people of color, widespread police violence, corruption and distrust between police and communities, violation of youth and communities’ Constitutional and human rights, and the build-up of the world’s largest prison system. We use direct action organizing, advocacy, political education and activist arts to mobilize youth, their families, liberated lifers and allies – both in the community and within government – to bring about change.

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IMMIGRATION


Cuentame:

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Cuéntame is a place for Latinos and the public in general! Whether YOU are a sports fan, movie fan, activist, artist, student, parent, organizer, Latino or not, award winning novelist, astronaut, actor, painter, or anything else, all are welcome here! You us your story!The official page of the ¡Latino Instigators! Through short video, docu-series, interviews from our studio, the streets, or sent to us by you, we unite voices and create a powerful community. From tackling unjust immigration laws to exclusive features on Latino arts, music and film you will connect directly with fellow activists, artists, writers, figures and much more!

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IDEAS at UCLA:

IDEAS has been supporting undocumented students, allies, and the surrounding community for over seven years through various ways. IDEAS continuously advocates for accessibility to resources at UCLA for not just undocumented students, but for all students. The students have encouraged the development of a support network for undocumented students by the faculty and administration at UCLA. IDEAS has been a leader in the fight for the DREAM Act and participated in the hunger strike held in front of Senator Feinstein’s office last summer, as well as the demonstration by the Wilshire Nine in which students advocated for the passage of the DREAM Act.

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Sound Strike:

Sound Strike is a coalition of Artists that have committed to supporting the International Boycott of Arizona in the wake of the passage of SB 1070.  Sound Strike artists have made a commitment to work together to be part of a larger artist community to raise awareness and opposition to the predatory and punitive treatment of immigrants in Arizona. Sound Strike wants to not only play an active role in repealing SB 1070, but also in galvanizing a new generation of political ideas that reject the old ways of thinking while affirming that we are all equal.

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South Central Farmers:

The South Central Farmers is a grassroots organization dedicated to community self-reliance through urban and rural organic agriculture. Through our efforts we seek to restore the traditional place of local, organically grown fruits and vegetables in the diets and lifestyles of displaced indigenous people and other low-income, ethnic minority populations. Our work emphasizes cross-generational ties for the benefit of youth who face increasing childhood obesity and adults who face alarming rates of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. For the last 5 years the South Central Farmers have been working on restoring then what used to be the largest urban farm located in the middle of downtown Los Angeles.

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Coalicion de Derechos Humanos:

Coalición de Derechos Humanos (“The Human Rights Coalition”) is a grassroots organization which promotes respect for human/civil rights and fights the militarization of the Southern Border region, discrimination, and human rights abuses by federal, state, and local law enforcement officials affecting U.S. and non-U.S. citizens alike.

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Amnesty International:

Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with more than 3 million supporters, activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries campaigning for human rights worldwide. The organization investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.

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UNHCR:

The United States Association for UNHCR (USA for UNHCR) supports the UN Refugee Agency’s humanitarian work to protect and assist refugees around the world. We strive to meet the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people, building support and awareness in the United States for UNHCR’s life-saving relief programs.

The UN Refugee Agency – a two-time Nobel Peace Prize winner – provides protection, shelter, emergency food, water, medical care and other life-saving assistance to more than 36 million people worldwide, who have been forced to flee their homes due to war and persecution. When possible, UNHCR helps refugees and other displaced people return to their homes voluntarily, safely, and with dignity.

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CIW:

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a community-based farmworker organization of over 4,000 mainly Latino, Mayan Indigenous, and Haitian workers headquartered in Immokalee, Florida. The CIW fights for modern working conditions for farmworkers, an end to modern-day slavery in the fields, and fair treatment in accordance with national and international human rights standards. The CIW’s Campaign for Fair Food has won unprecedented support from retail food industry leaders, including Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, Whole Foods, Aramark, Sodexo and others. The CIW is currently demanding the supermarket industry join in improving wages and conditions for the farmworkers who pick its tomatoes.

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IDEPSCA:

 

 

 

Instituto de Educacion Popular Del Sur de California (IDEPSCA) educates and organizes low-wage working families, immigrants, children, youth, parents, workers, specifically day laborers, household workers, street vendors and green gardeners to transform the socioeconomic conditions in their communities. Since 1983, IDEPSCA has been empowering communities through education, leadership development, community building, and providing essential support services. IDEPSCA’s projects are focused on economic development, health, education, technology innovation, as well as defending and advocating for human rights. Our method of reflecting on our practice has given us the tools to evaluate, plan, and implement with our base and to ensure participation from the ground up.

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Enlace:

 

 

 

 

 

Enlace is a strategic alliance of low-wage worker centers, unions, and community organizations in Mexico and in the U.S. We partner with our member organizations in international campaigns to motivate abusive multi-sector transnational corporations to treat workers and communities with dignity and respect. Enlace uses an integrated approach to organizing, creating unique campaign strategies while developing systems strengthening organizations internally. Our strategies often cross industrial and sector lines for reasons relating to both workforce development and campaign strategy.

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IWW:

The Industrial Workers of the World is a member-run union for all workers. The IWW is dedicated to organizing on the job, in our industries, and in our communities. IWW members are organizing to win better conditions today and build a world with economic democracy tomorrow. We want our workplaces run for the benefit of workers and communities rather than for a handful of bosses and executives.

We are the Industrial Workers of the World because we organize industrially. This means we organize all workers producing the same goods or providing the same services into one union, rather than dividing workers by skill or trade, so we can pool our strength to win our demands together.

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LA County Federation of Labor:

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO or the L.A. County Fed (as it is called) represents over 300 unions and hundreds of thousands of workers in Los Angeles County– from hotel workers to longshoremen, Hollywood camera operators to teachers, janitors to letter carriers, physicians’ assistants to truck drivers. As one of the largest labor federations in the country, we fight for good jobs, a voice for working people, and to rebuild our economy. We educate and mobilize people to vote for pro-worker candidates. We support organizing campaigns, workplace actions and strikes by our unions. We take to the streets to call for justice, show solidarity, hold politicians accountable and win on our issues.

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LAANE:

LAANE is a leading advocacy organization dedicated to building a new economy for all. Combining dynamic research, innovative public policy and the organizing of broad alliances, LAANE promotes a new economic approach based on good jobs, thriving communities and a healthy environment.

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SAJE:

Our mission is to change public and corporate policy in a manner that provides concrete economic benefit to working-class people, increases the economic rights of working-class people, and builds leadership through a movement for economic justice. In the process, SAJE also creates models of economic democracy that are replicable and sustainable.

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Bus Riders Union:

 

 

Recognized nationally for its historic civil rights Consent Decree and signature creative tactics, the Bus Riders Union is a multiracial dynamo of 200 active members, 3,000 dues-paying members, and 50,000 supporters on the buses of L.A. The BRU has literally saved public transportation in Los Angeles and become the country’s largest grassroots mass transit advocacy organization. From our focus on mass transit, the BRU carries out a wide, multi-issue progressive agenda based in comprehensive principles of unity and strong membership agreement.

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UFCW:

Local 1428 wants to make a difference. With most of the economic benefits of our economy going to corporate America, working people are using the power of collective action to get their fair share.

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POVERTY


ACCE:

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) is a multi-racial, democratic, non-profit community organization building power in low to moderate income neighborhoods to stand and fight for social, economic and racial justice.

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CBE:

 

 

Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) is a social justice organization with a focus on environmental health and justice.  We organize in working class communities of color because those communities suffer the most from environmental pollution and toxics.  CBE works in urban communities in Northern and Southern California among low-income African Americans, Latinos and other nationalities who are bombarded by pollution from freeways, power plants, oil refineries, seaports, airports, and chemical manufacturers.  As a result, the people – who have no choice but to live in these areas — suffer from very high rates of asthma and respiratory illnesses, heart problems, cancer, low birthrate, and miscarriages.  These problems are made worse by higher than average rates of poverty, inadequate housing, poor schools, and inadequate health care and social services.   Children are the most vulnerable victims of these problems.

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Food Not Bombs:

Food Not Bombs shares free vegan and vegetarian meals with the hungry in over 1,000 cities around the world to protest war, poverty and the destruction of the environment. With over a billion people going hungry each day how can we spend another dollar on war?

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PATH:

 

 

More than 42,000 people are languishing on the streets of Los Angeles. They are women with children, people struggling with serious health issues, war veterans, and teenagers without families. PATH has spent the last 26 years working to help them get off the streets by providing “a home for today, and a PATH for tomorrow.”

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TRUST South LA:

TRUST South LA (founded in 2005 as Figueroa Corridor Community Land Trust) is a community-based effort to stabilize the neighborhoods south of downtown LA, where increased property values and rents have pushed out many long-term residents. Our mission is to build community control over land; to preserve and build opportunities for working-class people to remain in the community; and to build the capacity and power of local residents to have a say in the future of their neighborhoods.

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KIWA:

KIWA is a multiracial workers center in Koreatown, LA. Ktown is home to over 200,000 people—mostly low-wage immigrant workers. KIWA empowers working people and residents to imagine and create the community we all want to live in. We fight for workers’ rights, affordable housing, urban green space, cultural sovereignty, sustainable development, and a livable planet. We act with other groups citywide, nationwide, and internationally to strengthen movements for social and economic justice.

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Axis of Justice:

 

 

Axis of Justice is a non-profit organization formed by Tom Morello and Serj Tankian. Its purpose is to bring together musicians, fans of music, and grassroots political organizations to fight for social justice. We aim to build a bridge between fans of music around the world and local political organizations to effectively organize around issues of peace, human rights, and economic justice.

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US Uncut:

 

 

The $1 in your pocket is more than Bank of America, Verizon, Boeing, GE and Whirlpool all paid in taxes last year, combined. Meanwhile, everyone who plays by the rules and pays their fair share only get budget cuts and diminished expectations in return. If these corporations paid their fair share of taxes like you and I do, we’d have an extra $100 billion every year that we wouldn’t have to cut from schools, cops and firefighters.
US Uncut is a grassroots movement that fights these corporate tax dodgers and budget cuts through humor, creativity and public spectacle. Since our inception in February of 2011, we’ve carried out more than 300 actions against corporate tax cheats nationwide.

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OTHER


It Gets Better:

Many LGBT youth can’t picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can’t imagine a future for themselves. So let’s show them what our lives are like, let’s show them what the future may hold in store for them.

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Greenpeace:

 

 

Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. Our core values are reflected in our environmental campaign work: We ‘bear witness’ to environmental destruction in a peaceful, non-violent manner. We use non-violent confrontation to raise the level and quality of public debate. In exposing threats to the environment and finding solutions we have no permanent allies or adversaries. We ensure our financial independence from political or commercial interests. We seek solutions to environmental dilemmas and promote open, informed debate about society’s environmental choices.

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PJA:

PJA & JFSJ works nationally and regionally to involve Jews in addressing the most pressing issues we face as a nation as a reflection of core Jewish values. We help direct the financial, human and institutional capital of American Jews to support the common good. Our organization invests and helps others to invest in the jobs, housing and grassroots leadership development that build vibrant communities, thereby creating more opportunity and security for all Americans. We provide intensive leadership training to nonprofit leaders and community organizers, and engage hundreds of young Jews in sustained faith based service each year.

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Global Inheritance:

Born in 2002, Global Inheritance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to empower individuals worldwide to think and act creatively in solving global issues. Our unique initiatives focus on the power of creativity to communicate issues with audiences that need a kick in the butt. Through technology, the arts and interactivity, Global Inheritance reinvents activism by inspiring people to act responsibly and make the right small every-day choices, which are the ones that matter and create change.

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Jail Guitar Doors:

 

 

Jail Guitar Doors USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group that provides musical instruments and opportunities to help rehabilitate prisoners. We organize prison out-reach programs and produce public concert events. We advance new solutions to diminish prison violence. We support organizations that engage in policy reform efforts and partner with social service groups to help people in prison reconnect with the outside world.

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Drop in the Bucket:

Our mission is to help children at schools in Africa by installing water wells and sanitation systems, emphasizing a hands-on approach, minimum expense, environmental soundness, community empowerment and monitored sustainability.

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PETA/peta2:

 

 

Peta2 is the youth division of PETA. We are an animal rights group that takes on anyone who abuses animals. From schools that don’t allow the choice not to dissect to fashion designers who won’t drop fur to fast-food giants that refuse to treat their animals right—if cruelty to animals is taking place, you can bet peta2 will be on it.

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Sea Shepherd:

Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.

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KPFK:

KPFK 90.7 FM is a Radio Station based in North Hollywood, California which serves the Greater Los Angeles Area, and also streams 24 hours a day via the Internet. It was the second of five stations in the non-commercial, listener-sponsored Pacifica Radio network.

For sixty years, since the McCarthy era, America’s oldest independent media network has defied political pressures and the conventions and internal censors inherent to mainstream media. A haven and training ground for artists and journalists, Pacifica has been the vanguard of free media. Breaking important news, providing historical and political analysis, and discovering some of our greatest artistic talents, Pacifica Radio has brought us the great voices of each era.

KPFK 90.7FM brings you the latest in progressive news and analysis, public affairs, music, arts and culture.

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More participating organizations to be announced, please check back soon!