Los Angeles: Family and Activists Fight for Justice for Valentina Orellana-Peralta, Killed by Police

Photo: An altar for Valentina Orellana-Peralta at a vigil organized by People’s Struggle San Fernando Valley By Sarah Ahmed The family of 14-year-old Valentina Orellana-Peralta and local activists are fighting for justice for Valentina, who was killed by police in December while shopping for a Christmas dress with her mother. Officer William Dorsey Jones Jr. with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) confirmed through his … Continue reading Los Angeles: Family and Activists Fight for Justice for Valentina Orellana-Peralta, Killed by Police

Los Angeles: Police Kill Two at Department Store, Including 14-Year-Old Girl Trying on Christmas Dresses

By Jakob Stein On Thursday, officers with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) shot and killed 14-year-old Valentina Orellana-Peralta in a dressing room of a Burlington Coat Factory in North Hollywood. The officers were responding to reports of an assault in the crowded store just one day before Christmas Eve, ultimately cornering and shooting an unidentified male suspect, who was also killed. When the officer … Continue reading Los Angeles: Police Kill Two at Department Store, Including 14-Year-Old Girl Trying on Christmas Dresses

Commemorations of Chairman Gonzalo’s Birthday and Founding of the People’s Liberation Army

Last week, Communists, revolutionaries, and workers across the world commemorated Chairman Gonzalo’s 87th birthday and the 1979 founding of the People’s Liberation Army in Peru by defending and raising the red flag of Maoism and the People’s War in Peru. Both important events are marked on December 3. Chairman Gonzalo defined Maoism, the third and superior stage of Marxism, in practice, by initiating and leading … Continue reading Commemorations of Chairman Gonzalo’s Birthday and Founding of the People’s Liberation Army

Film Worker Speaks on IATSE’s Tentative Contract and Death of Halyna Hutchins

Photo: A memorial for IATSE member Halyna Hutchins (Source: Local 600) By Sarah Ahmed In early October, workers with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) voted to authorize a strike with a 98% margin. The weekend prior to the deadline to strike on October 18, IATSE union officials announced a tentative contract with the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers (AMPTP), sidelining … Continue reading Film Worker Speaks on IATSE’s Tentative Contract and Death of Halyna Hutchins

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 of 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