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

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

Commemorations Held in Honor of Garrett Foster One Year after His Murder

Garrett Foster was murdered by reactionary US Army sergeant Daniel Perry on July 25, 2020, while defending a march for Black lives in Austin, Texas. Foster’s death has resonated with revolutionaries around the US—the example he set by putting his life on the line and making the ultimate sacrifice for the people is something that lives on far beyond his last heartbeat. The following is a … Continue reading Commemorations Held in Honor of Garrett Foster One Year after His Murder

Week in Struggle: July 23-29

India Three actions against enemies of the Indian people were carried out by suspected members of the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), led by the Communist Party of India (Maoist). There are no reports of fatalities or injuries of PLGA forces regarding the three actions. On July 25, a battle ensued between reactionary security forces of the old Indian state and suspected PLGA members. Reporting … Continue reading Week in Struggle: July 23-29

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

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

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

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

Los Angeles: Tenants Protest at Landlord’s Home, Demand Halt on Evictions

By Serran Soledad On Saturday morning, the North Madison Tenants Association held a protest against Aaron Marzwell, a predatory landlord, known for evicting and harassing tenants at the North Madison Ave apartment complex in East Hollywood. Around 50 people, including members of Los Angeles Rapid Eviction Defense (LA RED), a militant contingent of the LA Tenants Union), and United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM), marched from … Continue reading Los Angeles: Tenants Protest at Landlord’s Home, Demand Halt on Evictions