LOS ANGELES: Revolutionaries Disrupt Opening Day of Gentrifier Gallery

By Felipe Vera On September 7, revolutionary anti-gentrification organization Defend Boyle Heights (DBH) led militant activists in disrupting the reopening of the Nicodim art gallery at its new location in downtown Los Angeles. Nicodim was originally located in Boyle Heights, before being driven out after a two-year long anti-gentrification resistance led by activists and community members. Although representatives of Nicodim say the protests had no … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Revolutionaries Disrupt Opening Day of Gentrifier Gallery

Los Ángeles: La Construcción de la Torre Gentrificadora de Verizon se ha Aplazado Después de una Protesta.

Foto: Los residentes de Boyle Heights protestan por la construcción de la nueva torre de Verizon frente al jardín de la comunidad. Este artículo es una traducción. Por Bill Smith El 25 de agosto, miembros de la comunidad en Boyle Heights se movilizaron para resistir la construcción de una nueva torre de telefonía celular 5G en el sitio de un jardín comunitario y centro cultural, … Continue reading Los Ángeles: La Construcción de la Torre Gentrificadora de Verizon se ha Aplazado Después de una Protesta.

LOS ANGELES: Construction of Gentrifying Verizon Tower Postponed After Protest

Photo: Boyle Heights residents protest construction of new Verizon tower in front of community garden. By Bill Smith On August 25, community members in Boyle Heights mobilized to resist the planned construction of a new 5G cell phone tower on the site of a community garden and cultural center, which residents say will accelerate gentrification. Telecommunications firm Verizon was originally planning to begin construction the … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Construction of Gentrifying Verizon Tower Postponed After Protest

LOS ANGELES: More Street Art in Solidarity With Comrade Théo

Photo: Graffiti reads, “Free Comrade Théo! From LA to France” By Zein Amari Solidarity posters and graffiti in support of political prisoner Comrade Théo appeared Saturday morning around Boyle Heights, South Central, and next to the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles. At the moment, Comrade Théo is in the fifth week of his hunger strike. He listed his demands in an open letter, … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: More Street Art in Solidarity With Comrade Théo

LOS ANGELES: Hypocritical “Copwatch” Workshop Thwarted

Photo: The Boyle Heights exit sign originally had the hammer and sickle which was vandalized with an Anarchist “A.” After last week’s confrontation at La Conxa, the hammer and sickle reappeared with the words, “Que Viva!” By Zein Amari A workshop on state repression was shut down on July 31 by masked revolutionaries and supporters of Defend Boyle Heights (DBH). The event was part of … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Hypocritical “Copwatch” Workshop Thwarted

LOS ANGELES: Defend Boyle Heights Holds Second People’s Assembly

Photo: Defend Boyle Heights People’s Assembly discusses gentrification and other issues. By Bill Smith   On July 28, revolutionary organization Defend Boyle Heights (DBH) held its second People’s Assembly in a neighborhood that is on the frontlines of the fight against gentrification. Invitations for the People’s Assembly were sent out to supporters and canvassing was done throughout the neighborhood. After passing out food and drink … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Defend Boyle Heights Holds Second People’s Assembly

LOS ANGELES: Posters Target Venue for Hosting Nazi Band

By Bill Smith On July 25, wheatpasted flyers appeared at BLVD Cafe & Bar, located at 2631 Whittier Blvd in Boyle Heights, detailing fascist bands who have played at the establishment. One of the bar’s promoters, Mona Luna, continues to book explicitly fascist bands like Orden de Sangre y Sol and other reactionary groups like Mentors, who have performed there in the past 6 months. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Posters Target Venue for Hosting Nazi Band