LOS ANGELES: Tenants and Activists Escalate Campaign Against Slumlord with Protest

By Zein Amari Red-masked activists and tenants from the 28th Street Barrio Committee of South Central descended upon unsuspecting slumlord Charles Quarles at his ritzy Brentwood office last Thursday afternoon, demanding he meet with his tenants and waive the $1,000 rent increase. The protesters made it into the main lobby of the office building at 12400 Wilshire Blvd., holding up signs and chanting slogans such … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Tenants and Activists Escalate Campaign Against Slumlord with Protest

LOS ANGELES: Propaganda Targets South Central Slumlord Office

By Felipe Vera. Version en español. Anti-slumlord propaganda appeared early Monday morning at the offices of the Bedford Group of Companies, the real estate firm behind the $1000 rent hike at the Griffith Apartments in South Central. Incendiary received photos of propaganda of Bedford president and CEO Charles Quarles’s face plastered across the walls of his company alongside graffiti demanding he meet with his tenants. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Propaganda Targets South Central Slumlord Office

LOS ANGELES: South Central tenants fight back against a 200-percent rent increase

By Matt Handocerdos This Monday, tenants of two apartment buildings in South Central Los Angeles and masked militants confronted the property manager as he was picking up the rent. The working-class tenants of 845 and 812 E. 28th St, known as the Griffith Apartments, have organized into the 28th Street Barrio Committee under the leadership of the mass organization Serve the People – Los Angeles … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: South Central tenants fight back against a 200-percent rent increase