LOS ANGELES: Street Vendors Struggle Against Police, Despite Arrests

By Matt Handocerdos A Los Angeles street vendor named Ana was targeted and arrested by bicycle-mounted California Highway Patrol (CHP) in front of the Rose Garden at Exposition Park Monday afternoon. Later in the evening, she was released and falsely charged with battery on a peace officer. Her court date is scheduled for next month. Ana is a supporter of the People’s Revolutionary Defense Units … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Street Vendors Struggle Against Police, Despite Arrests

AUSTIN: Professor’s Death Ruled Suicide After Being Targeted by Revolutionary Students

By Ed Dalton AUSTIN – The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office has recently declared professor and violent domestic abuser Richard Morrisett’s death a suicide, according to an anonymous source that has seen the report. “An empty bottle of Euthasol (pentobarbital and phenytoin used for animal euthanasia) was found in the residence, along with a syringe,” according to the autopsy report. After finding out about Morrisett’s … Continue reading AUSTIN: Professor’s Death Ruled Suicide After Being Targeted by Revolutionary Students

LOS ANGELES: Street Vendors at Exposition Park Clash with County Workers

By Cajeme Iniciador After approximately two months of relative tranquility, street vendors clashed again this past Sunday with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health employees at Exposition Park. Public Health employees have been harassing Mexican and Central American immigrant street vendors for years throughout Los Angeles, under the pretext of protecting public health. Public Health employees swooped on street vendors at the entrance of … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Street Vendors at Exposition Park Clash with County Workers

AUSTIN: Gentrifier Instigates Fight with Arts District Picketers, Cops Arrest Protester

By Mike Talavera Last Saturday, picketers descended on the opening event of the Riverside Arts District in southeast Austin, Texas, causing a disruption that culminated in a brawl with one protester being arrested. The big tent art exhibition hosted by nonprofits Almost Real Things and Pump Project was held across the street from the Ballpark, Quad, and Town Lake apartments currently under threat of being … Continue reading AUSTIN: Gentrifier Instigates Fight with Arts District Picketers, Cops Arrest Protester

AUSTIN: Anarchist Bookstore Windows Smashed, Again

By Ed Dalton On November 10, MonkeyWrench Books (MWB) of Austin, Texas had its windows smashed out, a rerun of when its storefront was battered by local reactionaries in the early 2000s. In a statement published on Facebook today, the bookstore insinuated that Nazis were responsible for the action, but no fascist organization has yet taken credit. “This morning we discovered that our window had … Continue reading AUSTIN: Anarchist Bookstore Windows Smashed, Again

LOS ANGELES: Turn the Defeat of Prop. 10 into a Revolutionary Lesson

By Ulrike Salazar Proposition 10, the proposed statute that would have made universal rent control more possible in California, failed to pass in last week’s midterm elections. For the last three years, Los Angeles has been an epicenter of the anti-gentrification and tenants rights movement. With big rent hikes, mass displacement, urban redevelopment and evictions, working-class tenants of Los Angeles have organized and fought back. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Turn the Defeat of Prop. 10 into a Revolutionary Lesson

MEXICO: Activists Acquitted, But Lawyer Still Missing

Featured Image: #DrSernasPresentaciónConVida solidarity action in Ecuador By Mike Talavera Last Thursday, 22 activists involved in Corriente del Pueblo Sol Rojo (Sol Rojo People’s Movement) in Oaxaca, Mexico, were acquitted of “terrorist” charges they had been facing since June, 2015. However, their lawyer, Dr. Ernesto Sernas García, is still missing after having been disappeared in May of this year. The 22 militants had been detained … Continue reading MEXICO: Activists Acquitted, But Lawyer Still Missing