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

Revolutionary street vendor disappeared after facing off with law enforcement

By Ulrike Salazar UPDATE: At approximately 1 p.m. yesterday, Yudis Leonel Cruz was confirmed as being safe at home. Supporters are still investigating matters. It is unknown at the moment if he was apprehended or arrested and then released. What is known, however, is that witnesses saw California Highway Patrol officers single out Leonel as a militant leader. Witnesses last saw Leonel running away with … Continue reading Revolutionary street vendor disappeared after facing off with law enforcement

‘Community’ and ‘socialist’ organizations cross picket line against Self-Help Graphics

By Ulrike Salazar On Wednesday, the commemoration of the Chicano Moratorium in Boyle Heights was met with contention from anti-gentrification organizations when groups and individuals crossed the picket line against pro-gentrification nonprofit Self-Help Graphics & Art (SHG). The well-known militant Defend Boyle Heights (DBH) anti-gentrification coalition issued the boycott against SHG as well as all new gentrifying art galleries back in December 2016. Soon thereafter, … Continue reading ‘Community’ and ‘socialist’ organizations cross picket line against Self-Help Graphics

Rally in solidarity with Gladis Hernandez unleashes the fury of the masses

By Ulrike Salazar Dozens of protestors swelled in numbers in South Central Los Angeles yesterday as members and supporters of Serve the People – Los Angeles (STPLA) rallied the masses in support of the release of Gladis Hernandez, an undocumented immigrant mother and street vendor, held at the Adelanto immigration detention center. Protestors wore red bandanas and carried STPLA flags, banners and a Trump piñata-effigy … Continue reading Rally in solidarity with Gladis Hernandez unleashes the fury of the masses