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Leighton Woodhouse

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Leighton Woodhouse is a partner and co-founder of Dog Park Media: dogparkmedia.com.
 
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About Me:
Leighton Woodhouse is a partner and co-founder of Dog Park Media: dogparkmedia.com.

The World Begins Anew: Zapatistas Demonstrate Against the Resurrected PRI

By: Saturday December 22, 2012 4:50 am

Yesterday, the world’s tinfoil fringe thanked its various deities for the fact that their gross misunderstanding of the Mayan belief system did not in fact bring the world to an end. In Mexico itself, meanwhile, tens of thousands of people acknowledged a much more worldly significance to the date: the eve of the anniversary of [...]

ELF Activist Daniel McGowan Released After 7 Years in “Little Guantanamo”

By: Tuesday December 11, 2012 6:08 pm

Earth Liberation Front activist Daniel McGowan, who was the subject of last year’s Oscar-nominated documentary “If A Tree Falls,” has been released from federal prison after seven years. McGowan was one of a dozen underground environmental and animal rights activists with the ELF and its sister movement, the Animal Liberation Front, who were swept up in [...]

Words of Hope for Survivors of Sexual Abuse Behind Bars

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 10:19 pm

Ca’Linda was locked up in a Kentucky county jail on a drug charge when a captain on the corrections staff demanded to see her naked. That was the first abuse. It got worse, quickly. The captain knew Ca’Linda had an infant daughter, so he didn’t have to use physical force. He just had to threaten [...]

Protests Erupted Into Street Battles During Inauguration of Mexico’s President Peña Nieto (Video)

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 2:45 pm

Mexico’s new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, took office last Saturday in a day of inaugural festivities punctuated by violent clashes between police and protesters in the streets beyond the steel wall erected to shield the Legislative Palace from anticipated unrest. Hundreds of protesters smashed windows of stores and banks in Mexico City and threw Molotov cocktails over [...]

Undercover Videos Are Fine, Except When They’re About Animal Abuse. Then They’re Terrorism.

By: Tuesday December 4, 2012 4:50 pm

Think Progress reports that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that police can secretly videotape the inside of your home without a warrant. The case involves an undercover officer who entered a suspect’s home under false pretenses (claiming to be an interested buyer of contraband bald eagle feathers and pelts), carrying a concealed video camera. The [...]

Activists Protest Juicy Couture Founders for Use of Fur in New ‘Skaist Taylor’ line

By: Saturday December 1, 2012 10:28 pm

Juicy Couture, the brand that built a fashion empire out of rhinestone-studded velour track suits with “Juicy” emblazoned across the ass, became a darling of animal lovers in 2008 when it pledged to go fur-free. But on Saturday, Juicy Couture co-founder Pamela Skaist-Levy found the street outside her Beverly Hills home the site of a [...]

Mexican President-elect Bracing for Civil Unrest During Inauguration

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 6:22 pm

Mexico’s President-elect, Enrique Peña Nieto, has directed police to build barricades around the San Lázaro Legislative Palace in advance of his December 1 inauguration there, in case of civil unrest. In July, Peña Nieto, the candidate of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional, won the presidential election against his left-wing opponent, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, by 6.6 [...]

Pacifica Radio Archives: A History of Social Justice, Preserved

By: Saturday November 17, 2012 6:05 pm

Pacifica Radio Archives: Guardians of Our History from Dog Park on Vimeo. Before there was MSNBC and Current TV, before there was The Huffington Post or The Daily Show, before there was the progressive blogosphere, before there was (and then wasn’t) Air America, there was Pacifica Radio. Pacifica Radio was born out of the peace [...]

Hundreds of Students Attempting to Shut Down UC Regents Meeting Over Tuition Hikes

By: Thursday November 15, 2012 1:02 pm

UPDATE (11:19 AM PT): After issuing a dispersal order to remove all students from the room, the Regents are voting on the budget now. About 500 students are currently blockading entrances to the University of California Board of Regents meeting at UC San Francisco this morning, where the Regents are scheduled to vote on a budget that [...]

Millions in CA Prop 30 Tax Revenues Will Be Diverted from Higher Ed to Wall Street, Thanks to UC Board of Regents

By: Wednesday November 14, 2012 2:48 pm

Millions of dollars in new tax revenue earmarked for the University of California system as part of the state’s recently passed Proposition 30 will instead be routed to major financial firms, because of bad bets made by a Wall Street-influenced UC Board of Regents. Over the last decade, tuition and fees for undergraduates in the UC [...]

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