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Wed May 24 2006 (Updated 06/15/06)
South Central Farm Evicted in Early Morning Raid by Police
Wed May 24 2006 (Updated 06/15/06)
The Struggle To Save The South Central Farm
June 14th, 2006: Some 40 people were arrested when the South Central Farm was raided by police yesterday.

June 13th, 2006: At 5:00 a.m. this morning, about 150 LAPD surrounded South Central Farm in Los Angeles and began the forcible eviction of the largest urban garden in the United States. A nonviolent direct action defense of the land (probably 10-40 people in lock-downs seen in forest defense) is in progress. The campesinos want and need help from everyone in the nation who support the Farm, its vision of the world, and the 350 families it feeds regularly. At 10 AM, bulldozers started breaking down the fences, and the tree started to be cut. . Around noon, farmers and supporters stopped traffic at 41st and Alameda. Police declared unlawful assembly and cleared the streets. There were reports of a dozen arrests at this incident.
Photos | imc_audio.gif Audio 1 | 2 | Democracy Now | Narco News

The South Central Community Farm in Los Angeles has been under consistent attack from the City of LA since the beginning of March. The farm, spanning 14 blocks, is believed to be one of the largest urban community gardens in the United States. On Wednesday, May 24th, the court issued a ruling paving the way for the sheriff to evict the farmers. Farmers and supporters have called for an encampment and defense of the farm by issuing a Red Alert. Supporters are travelling from Northern California and other parts of the country to join the encampment; folk singer Joan Baez and tree-sitting celebrities Julia Butterfly Hill and John Quigley have started a tree-sit in the oldest tree on the farm.

History of the South Central Farm | SCF websites .com and .org

For Full Coverage on the struggle against the eviction go to LA Indymedia
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SCF supporter writes: "Friday, May 26, 2006 - DAY 4 of the encampment to defend the farm: There is a statewide call for environmental activists with direct action experience to come and help defend the farm. Forced evictions are expected early next week. There are three tree sitters at this time, Julia Butterfly Hill, John Quigley, and actress Daryl Hannah. There are hundreds on the ground right now.

There is free camping space and the farmers are providing free food, so is Food Not Bombs, Also great free music. Surprise guests are expected. Night vigils start at 7:00 every night followed by music concerts and dancing. The current scene at the farm is amazing. Part party, part protest. The mobilization to resist is ongoing and growing.

The solidarity is real and people are committed to resist eviction by any means they can. The story has gone international. The South Central Farm is now a flash point in the struggle for peace and justice. Tried of watching history. Come and help write it. The South Central Farm has become one of the front lines in the worldwide fight for environmental justice. Please consider a road trip, you will be welcomed with open arms."
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