Los Angeles

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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Confronting Vigilante Responses in Accountability Work: The Need for Accountability in Everything We Do

By Romina Akemi This piece was originally published in Perspectives issue #28 by the Institute for Anarchist Studies which is available for purchase from AK Press. On June 7,th 2014 multiple organizations in the Los Angeles-area hosted an event called “Transformative Justice: Our Movements and Our Struggle” at the Asian Americans Advancing Justice space in downtown Los […]

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