27-02-2012 22:15 South Bay Spring Festival, an annual celebration of our biggest traditional holiday at the Promenade on the Peninsula, is organized by the South Bay Spring Festival Foundation (SBSFF), and supported by local Chinese schools, such as South Bay Chinese School (SBCS), Palos Verdes Chinese School(PVCS), Coastal Chinese School(CCS),Torrance Chinese School(TCS) and Chinatrust Bank USA. SBSFF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and celebration of the largest Asian holiday, Spring Festival. The SBSFF celebrates this holiday by showcasing the rich and diverse Chinese culture through festive song, dance, martial arts, food, drinks, art displays, games, crafts and other cultural traditions offering the community an exciting and thrilling experience to remember.
27-02-2012 18:52 East West Bank Spring Festival Produced by South Bay Spring Festival Foundation Supported by SBCS, PVCS and TCS We have stage performances that consist of colorful folk dances, traditional musical instruments, singing groups and music bands.
25-02-2012 02:24 The video above is an excerpt of the full video at on.fb.me in which Palestinian youth activist Fadi Quran, a graduate of Stanford University, is pepper sprayed in the face, assaulted, and arrested by Israeli forces while attending a protest calling for the reopening of a major thoroughfare for Palestinians in the city of Hebron. The full video is available at on.fb.me and was filmed by Amer Abdeen Subtitles were translated and created by the Institute for Middle East Understanding
The Anti-Defamation League is condemning an appearance by Gilad Atzmon, an Israeli-born, London-based musician, author and activist who is scheduled to speak in Oakland Saturday, Feb. 25, on the grounds that Atzmon’s work and point of view are anti-Semitic. “For over a decade, Gilad Atzmon’s writings have employed traditional anti-Semitic stereotypes while demonizing Israel, Zionism and Jewish culture and identity,” Nancy Appel, the ADL’s associate regional director, said in a press release, calling on “community leaders and people of good conscience” to speak out against the writer’s “hate-mongering.” “Atzmon is a prolific promoter of classic anti-Semitic conspiracy theories who has even gone so far as to distribute the writings of well-known Holocaust deniers and to claim that the Nazi death marches ‘were actually humane.’ ” In his writing and in interviews, Atzmon has referred to himself as an “ex-Jew” and a “Jew who hates Judaism.” Atzmon is to appear in conversation with KPFA radio host Dennis Bernstein at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice St., Oakland, as part of a fundraiser for the “Global March to Jerusalem.” That campaign seeks to coordinate anti-Israel groups from around the world to cross Israel’s borders into Jerusalem on March 30 and “demand [its] freedom.” The ADL noted in its press release that the campaign’s Facebook page is rife with anti-Semitic comments.