Oxnard: Ironworkers Hold Strike At Future Amazon Fulfillment Center

By Serran Soledad Last Friday, dozens of union workers held a picket line outside the future Amazon fulfillment center in Oxnard, California. This was day two of a strike organized by Ironworkers Local #433, who initially walked off the jobsite the previous day. Upon the announcement of the development of the Amazon fulfillment center, and in response to some community backlash, local politicians promised the … Continue reading Oxnard: Ironworkers Hold Strike At Future Amazon Fulfillment Center

Bakersfield: Community Protests outside ICE Processing Center

Photo Credit: La Hummingbird Flicks By Serran Soledad & Vanessa Garcia Protesters rallied outside the Mesa Verde Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Processing Center in Bakersfield, California on Saturday, demanding the release of undocumented youth detained at ICE facilities across the US. The protest, meant as a follow-up to actions held in January, hoped to put pressure on the newly inaugurated President Biden. Owned by … Continue reading Bakersfield: Community Protests outside ICE Processing Center

Santa Paula: Community Protests New Police Chief with History of Sexual Abuse

Photo credit: @La Hummingbird Flicks  By Serran Soledad Last Saturday, community members protested outside the Santa Paula Police Department (SPPD), demanding the removal of newly hired Police Chief Travis Walker. In 2019, Walker was dismissed from his position as police chief of Cathedral City following a lawsuit stemming from allegations of sexual harassment against a female officer. The announcement of his hiring drew backlash from … Continue reading Santa Paula: Community Protests New Police Chief with History of Sexual Abuse

California: Community Protests Racial Profiling of Black Teenagers, Calls For Boycott of Target

By Serran Soledad Last Saturday, demonstrators rallied against a Target store in Westlake Village, California, marching to the front of the building following a brief press conference in the parking lot. Organized by 805 Resistance, a group based in Thousand Oaks, the protest was called in response to the racial profiling and detainment of three Black teenagers at the shopping center in mid-January. Organizers also … Continue reading California: Community Protests Racial Profiling of Black Teenagers, Calls For Boycott of Target

Santa Paula: Community Protests New Imperialist Administration, Calls for End to Child Detention Centers

By Serran Soledad On Wednesday, the Brown Berets of Santa Paula, with the support of various Ventura County-based community organizations, led 50 people on a march in the agricultural city located just 65 miles north of Los Angeles. The protest, which demanded the release of the estimated 48,000 undocumented youth confined in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities, was part of a national call to … Continue reading Santa Paula: Community Protests New Imperialist Administration, Calls for End to Child Detention Centers

Worker’s Correspondence: Muranaka Farms, Largest US Green Onion Distributor, Neglects Workers During Pandemic

By Serran Soledad Tribune of the People spoke with two workers from Muranaka Farms (the largest distributor of green onions in the United States), about work-related grievances, including lack of Covid-19 precautions and high employee turnover. With farms in California, Arizona, and Mexico, Muranaka owns 450 acres of land in Ventura County alone, employing over 150 workers from all over the county to pick green … Continue reading Worker’s Correspondence: Muranaka Farms, Largest US Green Onion Distributor, Neglects Workers During Pandemic

Camarillo: Community Honors the Life of Police Brutality Victim

By Serran Soledad On Saturday, Oxnard Revolutionary Study Group (OxRevStudy) led an event honoring the life of Austin Manzano, a 24-year-old resident of Camarillo, California who was gunned down on October 4, by two Ventura Sheriffs during a mental-health crisis. Manzano succumbed to his injuries two weeks later. 25 community members gathered for the event, which was held in front of the Bradford Apartments on … Continue reading Camarillo: Community Honors the Life of Police Brutality Victim

Oxnard: Activists Protest Second Police Shooting In A Month

By Serran Soledad Last Friday, around 20 people gathered for a protest led by Oxnard Revolutionary Study Group(OxRevStudy). The impromptu action was held in response to the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Javier Magana, who was killed by Ventura Police following a vehicle pursuit the previous night. The action began as activists gave speeches condemning the shooting and attempts by the ruling class media to justify … Continue reading Oxnard: Activists Protest Second Police Shooting In A Month

Los Angeles: Police Arrest 40 Protesters, Press, Legal Observers, Bystanders

By Felipe Vera As the election concluded on the night of November 3, in response to night protests that went from Downtown to South Central, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) indiscriminately arrested over 40 people, including nearly a dozen legal observers from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), journalists, and other bystanders standing on the sidewalk, waiting for the metro. Some of the protesters came … Continue reading Los Angeles: Police Arrest 40 Protesters, Press, Legal Observers, Bystanders

Los Angeles: Police Detain Rapper Offset During Trump March

By Jakob Stein On Saturday in Beverly Hills in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, Offset, famous rapper from the Atlanta-based group Migos, was detained by armed police during a rally of approximately 2,500 Trump supporters. The incident was viewed by over 25,000 people live as Offset streamed the encounter with police from his phone. Police outside the vehicle can be seen with their weapons drawn, … Continue reading Los Angeles: Police Detain Rapper Offset During Trump March