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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 Wallace

July 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 Voice

February 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 Greene

June 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 Morris

April 27, 2019

LA Teachers Strike Ends with New Contract and Mixed Feelings

The LA teacher strike won important gains, with massive protests in the rain and pickets at the majority of schools. However, some teachers have mixed feeling about the process of approving the contract, as well as about the contract itself.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

January 23, 2019

Interview with a 30 Year UTLA Militant Teacher and Socialist

On the first day of the LA teachers strike, Left Voice spoke with Jeff Pott, a retired 30-year UTLA activist, 1989 striker, and socialist. The interview was conducted on the picket line at Marshall High School where Jeff worked for many years.

Ben Fredericks

January 18, 2019

Los Angeles Teachers Strike for Public Education

The LA teachers’ strike in defense of public education makes the rich and the government of California tremble.

Ben Fredericks

January 16, 2019

Worker to Worker Why We Must All Support the Los Angeles Teacher’s Strike!

The teachers' strike in Los Angeles requires the broadest solidarity of the working class to succeed. Below, a letter from a graduate of LAUSD in support.

Julia Wallace

January 9, 2019