Los Angeles: Home Protest Ordinance Protects the Ruling Class, Represses the People

Photo credit: Libby Denkman/LAist By Serran Soledad On Tuesday, the Los Angeles city council tentatively approved an ordinance which prohibits protesters from coming within 300 feet if the protest target’s private home—expanding a municipal code already in place that restricts targeted protests to no closer than 100 feet of a person’s residence. With the newest motion, introduced by city council president Nury Martinez and Councilman … Continue reading Los Angeles: Home Protest Ordinance Protects the Ruling Class, Represses the People

Ventura: Community Rallies Against Genocide of Indigenous Children

By Serran Soledad Last Saturday, community members marched in Ventura (officially known as San Buenaventura) as part of a mobilization to raise awareness of the genocide of indigenous children, exemplified by the mass graves discovered on the grounds of colonial boarding schools throughout Canada. The action was organized by the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Group of Ventura County (MMIWG)—the march began with a rally … Continue reading Ventura: Community Rallies Against Genocide of Indigenous Children

Los Angeles: Police Detonation of Fireworks Causes 2 Deaths

Photo: Auzie Houchins, one of LAPD’s victims from their botched fireworks detonation By David Martinez Two men in Los Angeles died last month due to the impacts of the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) reckless detonation of fireworks within a residential area of the South Central neighborhood in late June. Families of the two men say that the effects of the blast and the subsequent … Continue reading Los Angeles: Police Detonation of Fireworks Causes 2 Deaths

San Fernando Valley: March Against Police Murder of Chris Garcia and Guillermo Amezcua

By Serran Soledad On July 17, anti-imperialist organization People’s Struggle SFV (PSSFV) organized and held a march along with community members to demand justice for Chris Garcia and Guillermo Amezcua, both murdered by the police in southern California in recent months. Garcia was shot to death by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) following a vehicle pursuit as he surrendered at a northbound 5 Freeway … Continue reading San Fernando Valley: March Against Police Murder of Chris Garcia and Guillermo Amezcua

Los Angeles: Police Detonate 5,000 Pounds of Fireworks in Neighborhood, Injure Residents

Photo: The police-caused fireworks explosion as seen from a nearby street (Source: OC HAWK) By David Martinez On the evening of June 30, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detonated an estimated 5,000 pounds of seized fireworks on a residential street in a South Central neighborhood, injuring seven residents, three seriously. Nearby vehicles were destroyed and flipped over, and the windows of homes and businesses … Continue reading Los Angeles: Police Detonate 5,000 Pounds of Fireworks in Neighborhood, Injure Residents

Santa Paula: Teen’s Wrongful Detention at Gunpoint Sparks Community Protest

By Serran Soledad Last Sunday, community members marched to the Santa Paula Police Department (SPPD) to protest the wrongful detention of 18-year-old Arturo Avila, who was held at gunpoint by SPPD officers before being released with three minor citations in May. Two of the four officers involved, acting supervisor Daniel Potter and officer Sergio Gutierrez, also took part in the targeted brutality of Xavier Rodriguez … Continue reading Santa Paula: Teen’s Wrongful Detention at Gunpoint Sparks Community Protest

Oakland: Picket Successfully Blocks Unloading of Israeli Cargo Ship

Photo credit: Brooke Anderson By Taylor Jensen  On June 7, activists held a picket, joined by workers at the Port of Oakland, successfully preventing the unloading of the Volans, a ship belonging to the Israeli carrier company Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.  The recent call to block Zim carrier ships was coordinated by the the Arab Resource Organizing Center (AROC) in the wake of the … Continue reading Oakland: Picket Successfully Blocks Unloading of Israeli Cargo Ship

Oxnard: Food 4 Less Workers Strike for Better Wages, Call for Boycott

By Maya Luna Chanting “Boycott Food 4 Less!”, workers and their supporters picketed outside of the Oxnard grocery store on Wednesday morning demanding a contract for higher wages and stronger benefits, which the Kroger-owned subsidiary has refused for months. Protesters gathered with signs reading, “Boycott this store. Support Food 4 Less Workers,” and chanted, “Exploitation ain’t the way, give your workers better pay!” The picket … Continue reading Oxnard: Food 4 Less Workers Strike for Better Wages, Call for Boycott

Opinion: Yet Another Mass Shooting Reflects the Misanthropy of Imperialism in Crisis

Cover Photo: Transportation workers killed in the mass shooting in San Jose By Jakob Stein Early Wednesday morning, a worker at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) went on a shooting rampage at a San Jose rail yard, killing nine co-workers in the process. The shooter, later identified as Samuel Cassidy, was also found dead at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in … Continue reading Opinion: Yet Another Mass Shooting Reflects the Misanthropy of Imperialism in Crisis

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