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Vandal Eyes: March 15 2017; Donald Trumps Colf Course. “No more tigers. No more woods”. Pow!

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Sunday, March 12, 2017 11:40PM

The Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes was defaced overnight by activists presumably attempting to send the president a message about climate change.

Photos and video show a group clad in dark clothing making their way onto the green of the golf course with rakes under the cover of night.

In the video, five people quickly get to work carving large letters into the grass, spelling out “NO MORE TIGERS, NO MORE WOODS.”

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirms their dispatch received a call from Trump National around 8:45 a.m. Sunday in relation to the vandalism, but the call was cancelled before deputies arrived on the scene.

There is no investigation underway at this time, according to the LASD. Authorities are aware of the video, but has not been on the premises to verify what was seen on the tape.

A statement issued by activists claiming responsibility for the incident cites the “humanitarian crisis” of global warming and animal welfare as the group’s motive.

“If our King Puppet really wants to ease the strain of immigration, why not make this world more livable for our neighbors, reduce the imperative need for any person to have to bundle their lives into a bag and flee their homes under duress,” the unsigned statement reads.

The group wants to remain anonymous, and Eyewitness News spoke with one of the activists.

“It’s a protest piece against Trump’s administration’s handling of our environmental policies,” the person said. “He’s been very aggressive in gutting a lot of the policies that we’ve had in place for a very long time. We felt it necessary to stand up and go take action against him.”

The person went on to say they chose hole No. 5 as the spot for the vandalism because it was “the most picturesque” spot on the course to display their message.

Trump and his administration are proposing deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency that would eliminate programs and staff.

The Trump National Golf Club is an 18-hole public course that charges an annual membership fee of $695 on top of a $160 fee to play each visit.

“Noted as the most expensive golf course ever built, over $250 million dollars has been spent to ensure its prominence,” the course’s website reads.

A manager Eyewitness News contacted from the golf course said he was not authorized to make a statement about the incident.

L.A. County sheriff’s officials estimate the damage is around $20,000.

Still Dancing by Jonathan Labillois / Todays DTES Womens Memorial March

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Annual Downtown Eastside Women’s Memorial March

WHAT: Press Conference for 27th Annual Women’s Memorial March
WHEN: Tuesday February 14 at 11:00 am
WHERE: Carnegie classroom, 3rd floor, Main and Hastings

MEDIA PROTOCOL: Please note there will be NO MEDIA PERMITTED in Carnegie Theatre during the family remembrance between 10:30 am to noon. Media may record the march that begins at noon at Main and Hastings, except NO recording of the ceremonies that take place during the march.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Carol Martin: 778-302-3367
Myrna Cranmer: 604-215-0264
Mabel Nipshank: 604-809-6504
Evelyne Youngchief: 778-888-1687
Rebecca Brass: 778-223-2843

For French media interviews, contact Cori Kelly: 778-709-6494

For general media inquiries or to set up further interviews, contact Harsha Walia: 778 885 0040

February 8, 2017 VANCOUVER, Coast Salish Territories- The February 14th Annual Women’s Memorial March is held on Valentine’s Day to honour the memory of all women from the Downtown Eastside who have died due to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual violence. Now in its 27th year, the march brings courage and commitment to end the violence that vulnerable women in the Downtown Eastside face on a daily basis.

The Women’s Memorial March Committee is hosting a press conference on Tuesday February 14th at 11 am in the Carnegie Center’s 3rd floor classroom. The march begins at noon on Main and Hastings.

The February 14th Women’s Memorial March Committee was founded when a woman was found murdered on Powell Street .For 27 years, the Committee has been a leading voice on the issue of violence against Indigenous women and has raised local, national, and international attention. Despite a national inquiry being launched on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, the reality on the ground in the Downtown Eastside has not changed.

According to the Women’s Memorial March Committee “Increasing deaths of many vulnerable women from the Downtown Eastside still leaves family, friends, loved ones, and community members with an overwhelming sense of grief and loss. Indigenous women disproportionately continue to go missing or be murdered with minimal action to address these tragedies or the systemic nature of gendered violence, poverty, racism, or colonialism.”

In Vancouver, friends and family members led by Indigenous women move through the DTES and stop at sites where women died or were last seen to offer prayers, medicines, and roses in remembrance.

8 Black Panther Party Programs More Empowering Than Federal Government Programs. via TheMilitantNegro

From AtlantaBlackStar: 8 Black Panther Party Programs That Were More Empowering Than Federal Government Programs March 26, 2015 | Posted by Nick Chiles The Breakfast Program The free breakfast for …

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Quote From Martin Luther King Jr .

Martin Luther King, Jr ( Born January 15, 1929 ) in Atlanta, Georgia ( Died April 4, 1929 ) Memphis, Tennessee, United States, was a Baptist minister and social activist, and the leader of the civil rights moments in the United States. Kings legacy is in his non-violence moments, he was also awarded Nobel peace…

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