San Diego: Police Murder Leo Ibarra, Protesters Face Off with Police

By Nélida Tello On Saturday, San Diego Police Department (SDPD) officers Jonathon Lucas and Tevar Zaki shot 25-year-old Leonardo Hurtado Ibarra, 11 times including once to the head, near the intersection of 6th Avenue and A Street in downtown San Diego around 5:45pm. Ibarra was a father of three, ages 4, 6, and 8. He was pronounced braindead Sunday, and was pronounced dead Monday night … Continue reading San Diego: Police Murder Leo Ibarra, Protesters Face Off with Police

Oakland: Dockworkers Shut Down Major Port, Thousands March for Juneteenth

By Felipe Vera, with contributions from David Martinez On June 19, thousands of dockworkers and protesters halted the movement of cargo from the port of Oakland, in commemoration of Juneteenth and in protest against police violence. The shutdown came in the wake of the recent uprisings following the murder of George Floyd, and was led by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in Oakland … Continue reading Oakland: Dockworkers Shut Down Major Port, Thousands March for Juneteenth

Los Angeles: Community Protests After Sheriffs Gun Down Youth in Gardena, Destroy Evidence

By Felipe Vera On Thursday, June 18, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) murdered 18-year-old Andres Guardado outside of his job, shooting him over six times. On Father’s Day, protesters took to the streets of Gardena, marching all the way to the Compton Sheriff’s Station, where they were met with tear gas and flash bangs as the protest was ending.  Andres Guardado was a … Continue reading Los Angeles: Community Protests After Sheriffs Gun Down Youth in Gardena, Destroy Evidence

Los Angeles: Activists Protest Rampart Division Police Station

By Felipe Vera On Saturday, Serve the People-Los Angeles led a protest against LAPD’s Rampart Division, notorious for corruption scandals and use of lethal force, in solidarity with the uprisings ignited by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Activists began the march at MacArthur park, agitating on the street corner and inviting the community to join them. They carried signs with the names and … Continue reading Los Angeles: Activists Protest Rampart Division Police Station

San Diego: Students Rebel Against UCSD Professor

By Nélida Tello Last week, students in an Introduction to African American Studies course at the University of California San Diego took control away from their instructor, Dr. Darwin Fishman, and demanded that they be given a no-fault final exam, as to not be penalized in their final grade, as many students were taking part in the nationwide rebellions and grieving the police murders of … Continue reading San Diego: Students Rebel Against UCSD Professor

Oxnard: Tenants and Activists Protest Slumlord at Office

By Nico Sanchez Local tenants and activists from Oxnard Revolutionary Study Group held a protest at the offices of slumlord Danny Belitski on Tuesday, in response to his poor treatment of tenants and threats of eviction. Protesters chanted, “No more leaks, no more cracks – give us our deposit back!” to denounce the slumlord’s refusal to return a $3,400 deposit to a local elementary school … Continue reading Oxnard: Tenants and Activists Protest Slumlord at Office

Los Angeles: Community Protests Police Murder at District Attorney’s Home

By Felipe Vera The family of Alex Flores and revolutionary organization Serve the People-Los Angeles held a demonstration in front of the home of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey on May 23.  Alex Flores was murdered by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on November 19, 2019 in South Central after police claimed he was moving towards them with a knife. At this time, … Continue reading Los Angeles: Community Protests Police Murder at District Attorney’s Home

Los Angeles: Boyle Heights Mariachis Hold Relief Concert

By Felipe Vera On Friday May 8, out-of-work mariachis held a concert to raise relief funds as they have been especially impacted by the economic crisis, unable to work due to COVID-19 restrictions and ineligible to receive unemployment or similar benefits. The event was hosted by anti-gentrification organization Defend Boyle Heights, and as it began Mariachi Plaza was covered in posters made by the mariachis, … Continue reading Los Angeles: Boyle Heights Mariachis Hold Relief Concert

Los Angeles: Mariachis of Boyle Heights Demand Work, Host Live Concert

Editor’s Note: This live event has passed, but Tribune of the People encourages readers to continue donating to support the mariachis through venmo @mariachis_enlalucha or online at https://gogetfunding.com/mariachi-fundraiser/ By Felipe Vera Today (May 8) at 12:00pm (PST), the mariachis of Boyle Heights, along with the housing struggle organization Defend Boyle Heights (DBH), will be live streaming a concert directly from Mariachi Plaza via instagram. We … Continue reading Los Angeles: Mariachis of Boyle Heights Demand Work, Host Live Concert

Los Angeles: Police Repress Child’s Birthday Party

Cover Image: Police attempt to disperse child’s birthday party By Gabriel Roshan On Saturday, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) shut down a group of 30 Black people celebrating a child’s birthday party, to which the masses defied police orders. LAPD was called in to enforce the citywide “safer at home order” to prevent the spread of COVID-19, signed by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti. This order … Continue reading Los Angeles: Police Repress Child’s Birthday Party