Santa Paula: Surveillance Video Depicts Police Brutality, Victim’s Father Speaks Out

By Maya Luna & Serran Soledad After beating a false charge of attempted murder, Xavier Rodriguez and his family faced years of targeted harassment from members of the Santa Paula Police Department (SPPD), leading up to an instance of police brutality and wrongful arrest in October of 2019. Tribune of the People recently spoke with Xavier’s father, Robert Rodriguez, on the matter and obtained surveillance … Continue reading Santa Paula: Surveillance Video Depicts Police Brutality, Victim’s Father Speaks Out

Los Angeles: Hundreds Protest against Police Killings

By Nélida Tello More than 200 people marched in Hollywood on Saturday to demand justice for the police killings of 20-year-old Daunte Wright and 13-year-old Adam Toledo. During the march, protesters also expelled antagonistic reactionary video streamers from the march. Before the march began, demonstrators gathered at the site of Daunte and Adam’s makeshift memorial in Hollywood, at the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Vine … Continue reading Los Angeles: Hundreds Protest against Police Killings

Oxnard: Community Marches for Daunte Wright and Brooklyn Center Protesters

By Serran Soledad Following the murder of Daunte Wright at the hands of Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter, Oxnard Revolutionary Study Group (OxRevStudy) made a call to action on Monday, to march in solidarity with protesters for Black lives facing off with law enforcement in the Minneapolis suburb. A few dozen community members gathered at Plaza Park in Downtown Oxnard, where an activist from … Continue reading Oxnard: Community Marches for Daunte Wright and Brooklyn Center Protesters

Oxnard: Community Protests Man’s Wrongful Imprisonment, Conviction Overturned After 11 Years Served

By Maya Luna Community members protested outside the Ventura County Courthouse on Monday, where a Superior Court judge would decide whether or not to reverse the conviction of Ignacio Ixta Jr., who had already served 11 years of a 35-years to life sentence at Pelican Bay State Prison for the conviction of attempted murder. By the end of the protest it was announced to the … Continue reading Oxnard: Community Protests Man’s Wrongful Imprisonment, Conviction Overturned After 11 Years Served

Workers’ Correspondents: FedEx Package Handlers Face Daily Injury

By Serran Soledad In the City of Industry, an almost entirely industrial town in east Los Angeles County, the FedEx Ground Hub is putting package handlers through work conditions that leave them injured on a near-daily basis. Workers sometimes finish the day with bloody hands, others have fallen into the belly of trailers and blown out their knee caps, and some have even have thrown … Continue reading Workers’ Correspondents: FedEx Package Handlers Face Daily Injury

Workers’ Correspondents: Amazon and Third-Party Employers Lay Off Delivery Driver Hired during Pandemic

By Serran Soledad Villagrana Logistics Inc. a delivery service provider for Amazon, laid off a worker from their Camarillo location in January, despite her taking on increasingly heavy workloads through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company cited a “lack of work” as the reason for the lay-off. “They were essentially saying that there wasn’t enough volume to keep me on. Basically saying people … Continue reading Workers’ Correspondents: Amazon and Third-Party Employers Lay Off Delivery Driver Hired during Pandemic

Los Angeles: Police Shoot Protester in Head with ‘Less-Lethal’ Round, Deny Medical Attention and Legal Council

By Serran Soledad On Saturday night, an officer from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) shot Benson Williams in the head using a ‘less-than-lethal’ beanbag round during a protest in Hollywood, landing him in the hospital with 19 stitches. Williams, who is a Black man, was subsequently arrested and is facing one charge of ‘Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer.’ Marking one … Continue reading Los Angeles: Police Shoot Protester in Head with ‘Less-Lethal’ Round, Deny Medical Attention and Legal Council

Los Angeles: Tenants Protest at Courthouse Against Retaliatory Lawsuit

By Serran Soledad The East Hollywood chapter of the Los Angeles Tenants Union (LATU) led a protest in front of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse Thursday morning, mobilizing tenants and activists in support of the N. Madison Tenants Association (NMTA), who were in court facing a retaliatory lawsuit from their landlord Aaron Marzwell. Marzwell filed an emergency restraining order following months of NMTA organizing against poor … Continue reading Los Angeles: Tenants Protest at Courthouse Against Retaliatory Lawsuit

Santa Barbara: Eight Activists Arrested Protesting Land Development

By Serran Soledad On Thursday morning, eight protesters were arrested for a sit-in at the San Marcos Foothills, a piece of land in Santa Barbara, CA once inhabited by the native Chumash tribe. The action was held as a protest of luxury homes set for development on the land by the Chadmar Group, a Santa Monica-based multi-million dollar real estate agency.  The action was initially … Continue reading Santa Barbara: Eight Activists Arrested Protesting Land Development

United Neighborhood Defense Movement Presents Demands to City Government, Property Managers

By Blake Garrison and Jakob Stein The United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM) carried out actions in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles this past week demanding, among other protections, an end to evictions for non-payment and the collection of back rent. In Pittsburgh, activists hung a banner reading, “The UNDM Demands: An End to All Evictions for Nonpayment, Government and Corporations Pay Back Rent” in the front … Continue reading United Neighborhood Defense Movement Presents Demands to City Government, Property Managers