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100,000 People Killed by COVID-19 in the US

Don't Mourn, Organize! by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action L.A. The command to devote ourselves to getting organized in the face of death and repression rather than spending time in lamentation,  was attributed to Joe Hill in a farewell letter while facing execution, Mother Jones, discussing others rather than herself, said "Mourn the dead, fight like hell for the living." Either way, it has never been more pertinent than today, in the face of the mass murder at the hands of the settler colonial-capitalist system in the US [...]

The fight against Immigrant Prisons

by Christina López, Freedom Socialist newspaper, Vol. 41, No. 2, April-May 2020 www.socialism.com Images of asylum seekers torn from their children and forced into filthy, crowded detention centers sparked public outrage last year. The media widely exposed it for a time, and people righteously denounced the Trump regime for these appalling conditions. Less exposed is that Trump is expanding a thuggish, racist, sexist, xenophobic program that was planted by prior administrations. In 1996, mandatory detention was directed by President Clinton with two new policies. The first was [...]

Solidarity Forever: Social Cohesion as the Antidote to Social Distancing

Social Cohesion and Social Solidarity as the Antidote to Social Distancing by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles I think we should try to rename "Social Distancing." People in the U.S. are already far too socially distanced from each other, driving in our steel cocoons, riding the buses and trains in unreceptive, unresponsive isolation, each glued to our own screen, ears filled with our own soundtrack. Let's call it socially responsible distancing, adopting it as a sacrifice, and thereby acknowledging our social connection to, interaction with, and responsibility [...]

Canada: Migrant Prisoners Resist COVID-19 Threat

Migrants on Hunger Strike at the Laval Immigration Detention Centre: Act Now in Solidarity Solidarity Across Borders, March 25, 2020 – Stay in touch! Look here for updates and renewed calls for support Migrants detained at the Laval Immigration Detention Centre have launched an indefinite hunger strike to demand their release in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 30 men are currently being held on the men’s side of the detention centre. The ten hunger-strikers are refusing all meals, despite pressure from the Canada Border Services Agency [...]

Tricontinental: In Light of Global Pandemic, Focus on the People

In Light of the Global Pandemic, Focus Attention on the People MARCH 21, 2020 International Assembly of the Peoples and Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. httpss://www.thetricontinental.org/declaration-covid19/ SARS-CoV-2 or COVID19, now declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has begun to wreak havoc in large parts of the world, with other parts waiting in anticipation. We are in a real struggle, which needs total mobilization; a struggle that needs to put life before profit. We will only win this struggle – as China has already done [...]

International Women’s Strike

Celebrate International Women's Day in South LA      March 7th, join in solidarity with events happening globally for International Women’s Day, starting  at 12 noon, at 800 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (corner of MLK & Hoover) Los Angeles 90037. Public transport & parking are close by. Join a Feminism for the 99% dance party; interactive performance piece, rally, street art, music, healing & action areas. Wear Red.      To mark International Women’s Day women and girls in several countries participate in the International Women’s Strike, [...]

The World is in Flames, and the US is Barely Smoldering

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-L.A. httpss://antiracist.org/the-world-is-in-flames-and-the-us-is-barely-smoldering/ There are simultaneous protests going on around the world on a scale perhaps not seen globally since the uprisings of 1968 shook the imperialist system to its foundations. Massive demonstrations in Ecuador nearly toppled the government and forced a roll back of exploitative policies. In Chile, protests against a rise in Metro fares have led to the government announcing a state of emergency in two provinces, including the capital. In Haiti resistance to the US-imposed government is growing steadily despite repression. [...]

L.A. Area Movement Groups on actlocal Website

On-Line Movement Resource Guide and Directory: httpss://www.actlocal.network/directory/results?q=Los+Angeles+CA [Excerpts] #SeeMe Movement https://www.time2seeme.org In the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, we need to address the Issue of Ageism: Welcome to #SeeMeWomen AF3IRM Los Angeles https://www.af3irm.org LA Chapter of AF3IRM, an anti-imperialist, transnational feminist WOC organization. AIDS Project Los Angeles https://www.apla.org AIDS Project Los Angeles is dedicated to:-improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease Alliance for Community Transit Los Angeles (ACT LA) https://www.allianceforcommunitytransit.org The Alliance for Community Transit - Los Angeles strives to create community transit – just, [...]

Close the Camps! Stop the Raids! Rally Oct. 12

Close the Camps! Stop the Raids! No More Deportations! End All Sheriff complicity with ICE and CPB! From the day he took office, Donald Trump has escalated a failed and cruel immigration policy into an all-out white supremacist imperialist war against immigrants and indigenous peoples, banning Muslims, slamming the door on refugees, tearing children from their parents' arms, targeting black and brown bodies for violence and abuse. This policy has a name: Genocide. Each new affront has been met with outrage and protest but even when he [...]

Uncontained Violence Against Unaccompanied Minor Migrants

The uncontained violence against unaccompanied Central American minor migrants in the U.S. By Stephanie L. Canizales, UC Postdoctoral Fellow at the UC Merced; and Samuel De León, undergraduate in Poli Sci and Sociology at Texas A&M - August 7, 2019 httpss://dornsife.usc.edu/csii/blog-violence-against-central-am-migrant-minors/ The rise in unaccompanied minor migration in 2014 drew attention to the economic, political, and social conditions in children’s home countries that prompt their migration just as it did the generation before them. Aside from the violence of displacement and migration, violence against children occurs in [...]

Amazon’s Collaboration with ICE Must Be Stopped

We're Whole Foods aka Amazon Employees: Amazon's Collaboration with ICE Must Be Stopped      We're a group of current and former Whole Foods employees, known as Whole Worker, attempting to organize and unionize under the dystopian rule of Amazon. Now we're here to show solidarity with our undocumented sisters, brothers, and siblings. Recently we leaked Amazon's union-busting training video which was just featured on Last Week Tonight. Clips and variations of the video have been viewed by many, exposing Amazon's disturbingly authoritarian views on our rights [...]