LOS ANGELES: Women call for revolution on International Working Women’s Day in Boyle Heights

By Zein Amari and Matt Handocerdos Communists, revolutionaries and the masses celebrated International Working Women’s Day in the working-class Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights yesterday through cultural performances, a short march and a call to reconstitute the Communist Party. A crowd gathered in front of the Boyle Heights City Hall on the corner of 1st Street and Chicago Street, directly across from the Los … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Women call for revolution on International Working Women’s Day in Boyle Heights

US: Revolutionary Organizations Ready for International Working Women’s Day

By Mike Talavera Tomorrow is International Working Women’s Day (IWWD), and revolutionary women across the country are preparing rallies and marches to celebrate the holiday, continuing the momentum of a growing militant women’s movement in the US. For decades, the holiday has been coopted by the United Nations and groups like the Red Cross internationally and by the Democratic Party and its allies domestically, but … Continue reading US: Revolutionary Organizations Ready for International Working Women’s Day

LOS ANGELES: Teachers’ Strike Concedes After Only One Week

By Alexeyia Morina United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) has struck a deal with Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) after a six-day strike. This deal has only continued the pattern of asking for bread crumbs while acting like they’ve seized a bakery. As previously reported, the union’s original demands were for a 6.5% pay increase, smaller class sizes, less testing, new hires of librarians, counselors and nurses … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Teachers’ Strike Concedes After Only One Week

LOS ANGELES: City and Metro Meeting Disrupted by Anti-Gentrification Coalition

By Matt Handocerdos Militants and supporters led by anti-gentrification coalition Defend Boyle Heights (DBH) disrupted a Metro and city-planned community meeting at Boyle Heights City Hall yesterday morning. The meeting was on the “LA River Path Project,” a plan for continuing the development of an 8-mile bike path alongside the Los Angeles River stretching from the City of Vernon, through downtown Los Angeles and Boyle … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: City and Metro Meeting Disrupted by Anti-Gentrification Coalition

LOS ANGELES: FBI Investigation Exposes Chinese Imperialism’s Hand in City Council Corruption

By Ulrike Salazar A federal investigation into the Los Angeles City Council has exposed collusion between Chinese developers and public officials and further corroborated the critical role nonprofits play in gentrification. The ongoing investigation goes far beyond 14th District City Councilmember José Huizar, whose house was raided first by federal agents on November 7, 2018. Other city council members, their aids, and their families are all … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: FBI Investigation Exposes Chinese Imperialism’s Hand in City Council Corruption

LOS ANGELES: Reformist Leadership Clouds Future of Teachers’ Strike

By Alexeyia Morina The Los Angeles teachers’ strike kicked off on January 14th, led by nonprofit union United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) and backed by over 34,000 teachers. The strike is demanding better pay for teachers, smaller class sizes, less testing, new hires of librarians, counselors, and nurses, and a moratorium on charter schools. These demands echo the spirit of those made 30 years ago during the … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Reformist Leadership Clouds Future of Teachers’ Strike

LOS ANGELES: State-Murdered Migrants Honored, Remembered

By Ulrike Salazar Anti-gentrification artists recently honored the memory of murdered undocumented migrants in front of the Los Angeles Immigration Detention Center in downtown on Sunday. Broadcast on Defend Boyle Heights’s livestream, the artist group BASURA symbolically showed the audience that revolutionaries and progressives are not abandoning the struggle of the undocumented immigrant masses, especially those from Central America. As part of the performance, Pelón Suelto, … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: State-Murdered Migrants Honored, Remembered