Los Angeles

L.A.’s Class Struggle Looks Like This: The Tenants Movement

We reprint this piece from our comrades at Salvo Newspaper highlighting the powerful fights against displacement that tenants are waging in Los Angeles, fighting for their homes and building popular power. It’s well know that L.A.’s housing market is one of the most absurdly expensive in the country — rivaled only by the S.F. Bay […]

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Picket Line Lessons: The UTLA Teacher Strike

Members of Black Rose/Rosa Negra – Los Angeles who were involved in community mobilization in support of the strike and as members of UTLA provide their summary and analysis. The article highlights the community-worker nature of the strikes demands, the conditions of the settlement, the pitfalls of union leadership and labor law, as well as […]

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Call for an Anti-Capitalist Feminist Bloc at 3rd Annual Women’s March – Los Angeles

Members of Black Rose/Rosa Negra – Los Angeles and other Los Angeles based organizations are calling for an Anti-Capitalist Feminist Bloc at the next Women’s March – January 19th, 2019. Our intention is to create an anti-capitalist feminist bloc and coalition organizing around the principles of horizontalism and direct democracy in the Los Angeles area. The […]

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Striking For The Future of Education: Interview with a Los Angeles Teacher

Image: Hundereds of teachers gather for the chapter chair meeting of UTLA (United Teachers of Los Angeles). Source: BRRN-LA. More than 30,000 educators in the country’s second-biggest school district of Los Angeles are poised to strike Thursday, January 10 UPDATE: Monday, January 12 for the first time since 1989. In the aftermath of the inspiring wave of […]

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Tierra y Libertad: California’s Prop 10 and the Fight to Build Tenant Power

A Statement by Black Rose/Rosa Negra – Los Angeles Renters across California are facing a crisis: 9.5 million Californians are spending more than 30% of their income on rent with that number has increased by 3.7 million since 2000. The median cost of an apartment in LA or Orange County is 50% of the median […]

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A Year In Popular Power #2 – Stopping ICE Raids with the Koreatown Popular Assembly

Stopping ICE Raids with the Koreatown Popular Assembly. Markie is a dispatcher with the Rapid Response Network that mobilizes to respond and stop ICE raids in the working class, immigrant neighborhood of Koreatown in Los Angeles. This was formed as a project of the Koreatown Popular Assembly, which through a series of meetings made defense […]

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One Million Hands Flourishing: Nicaragua and the Neverending Task of Planting

By Tanya H.F. The indigenous neighborhood of Monimbo in Masaya, Nicaragua has a long legacy of resistance. Masaya is located less than an hour Southeast of the capital, Managua. In 1978, the people of Monimbo barricaded themselves, used makeshift weapons and prevented the National Guard from coming into the city, winning the first major victory […]

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Tenant Power from Below: The Los Angeles Tenants Union

The following interview with Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal of the Los Angeles Tenants Union was conducted by Jessica Lopez and Cesar Montero and originally published in the anti-capitalist and pro-working class paper Salvo. The city of Los Angeles has experienced an increasing number of evictions that are linked to the gentrification process enabled by the state and landlords. Eric […]

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Koreatown Popular Assembly: Shutting Down ICE, Building Popular Power

By Black Rosa/Rosa Negra LA and BRRN Social Media Team About 70 activists and community members surrounded and blocked an ICE van in front of LA’s Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles the evening of Thursday, February 15. The action was called for by the Koreatown Popular Assembly 24 hours prior as an emergency […]

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Koreatown LA Fights Back on 7-Eleven ICE Raids

By Black Rosa/Rosa Negra LA and BRRN Social Media Team With Trump planning a major wave of ICE raids targeting Northern California in the coming weeks, especially targeting sanctuary cities, organized community responses are essential to beating back these attacks. The goal, as always with immigration enforcement, is to strike fear in immigrant communities, reinforce their […]

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