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

LOS ANGELES: Pro-Vendor Propaganda Reappears at Exposition Park

By Matt Handocerdos Pro-vendor graffiti and big character posters have appeared around Exposition Park in Los Angeles, in support of las Unidades de Defensa Populares Revolucionarias (UDPR).   This is the second time that militants have propagandized revolutionary messages of support for the immigrant street vendor masses at Exposition Park, who have faced retaliation in the form of arrest and attacks as recently as last … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Pro-Vendor Propaganda Reappears at Exposition Park

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

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

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

US: Election Boycott Ramps Up as Early Voting Begins

By Mike Talavera Early voting for the midterm elections began this week in the United States in a lead up to November 6, official voting day. As bourgeois politicians hurriedly make their false promises in an attempt to fool more people into voting, militants across the country have taken up an unprecedented election boycott campaign. Whether it’s online or on the street, the average working … Continue reading US: Election Boycott Ramps Up as Early Voting Begins