Teachers and Education Workers Set to Strike! Tens of Thousands Rally in Los Angeles
A three day strike was announced by two education unions at a rally attended by tens of thousands of members. The workers are calling for increased wages, reduced class size, and an end to harassment by their employers.
Julia WallaceMarch 17, 2023
With LA City Council in Crisis, What’s Next for the Movement?
The Los Angeles City Council continues to be in a political crisis following the leaked racist remarks of its members. How should the Left, the working class, and oppressed of LA respond?
Julia WallaceOctober 19, 2022
Los Angeles City Council’s Racism Goes Far Beyond Racist Slurs
Los Angeles City Council members have been exposed for using racist slurs. But their racism extends to their violent policies against the working class and oppressed.
Julia WallaceOctober 11, 2022
55,000 SEIU Members May Strike in Los Angeles. This Is Why I Am Voting Yes.
SEIU Local 721 represents 95,000 members, roughly 55,000 of which — including social service workers, nurses, mental health care workers, clerks, librarians, custodians and more — work for the LA County. After a protest of thousands — the largest in the local’s history — the members are voting through May 5. Left Voice reporter Julia Wallace shares why it is so important for her SEIU union siblings to vote yes on this strike.
Julia WallaceApril 28, 2022
Striking Latina Cake Factory Workers in L.A. Area Reject Latest Contract Proposal
After 46 days on strike, workers at a cake factory in Los Angeles have rejected the latest contract proposal from the bosses. These cake makers are among many striking workers across the United States fighting against hyper-exploitative bosses.
Emma LeeDecember 18, 2021
LAPD Tries to Show Off Expensive Gear — Blows Up City Block
Last week, the LAPD dangerously detonated fireworks in a residential neighborhood. Their actions reflect a history of contempt for the communities they claim to "protect and serve."
Julia WallaceJuly 6, 2021
Why We Split with BLM Global Network: Interview with an Organizer
In December, BLM Inland Empire broke with the BLM Global Network and formed the Black Power Collective. Below we interview BPC member Darrin Johnson on what motivated the break and the group’s plans for continuing the struggle for Black Lives. On Saturday, Left Voice will hold a roundtable discussion with Johnson and others on BLM, Class Struggle, and Revolution.
Left VoiceFebruary 25, 2021
Shot in the Back by an L.A. Sheriff
18-year-old Andrés Guardado was shot in the back by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department last month. On Monday, protestors continued their call for the arrest of the sheriffs responsible.
James C.July 15, 2020
We Had to Tear This Mothafucka Up: The Legacy of the L.A. Uprising
The mass demonstrations that have erupted since the police murdered George Floyd echo the fierce militancy and revolutionary art of the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising. While the rebellion was quickly suppressed, its legacy offers lessons and hope for the present wave of protests that are fighting back against police violence.
Doug Enaa GreeneJune 11, 2020
[VIDEO] Inglewood: Tenants Battle the Mayor and Developers for Rent Control
"Always Up to No Good" The Mayor, Developers and landlords are raising rents in Inglewood to move poor, elderly Black and Latino people out of Inglewood. However, a group of residents, activists, socialists and journalists are fighting for rent control and affordable housing.
Luigi MorrisApril 27, 2019