Los Angeles: Police Detonate 5,000 Pounds of Fireworks in Neighborhood, Injure Residents

Photo: The police-caused fireworks explosion as seen from a nearby street (Source: OC HAWK) By David Martinez On the evening of June 30, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detonated an estimated 5,000 pounds of seized fireworks on a residential street in a South Central neighborhood, injuring seven residents, three seriously. Nearby vehicles were destroyed and flipped over, and the windows of homes and businesses … Continue reading Los Angeles: Police Detonate 5,000 Pounds of Fireworks in Neighborhood, Injure Residents

Santa Paula: Teen’s Wrongful Detention at Gunpoint Sparks Community Protest

By Serran Soledad Last Sunday, community members marched to the Santa Paula Police Department (SPPD) to protest the wrongful detention of 18-year-old Arturo Avila, who was held at gunpoint by SPPD officers before being released with three minor citations in May. Two of the four officers involved, acting supervisor Daniel Potter and officer Sergio Gutierrez, also took part in the targeted brutality of Xavier Rodriguez … Continue reading Santa Paula: Teen’s Wrongful Detention at Gunpoint Sparks Community Protest

Oakland: Picket Successfully Blocks Unloading of Israeli Cargo Ship

Photo credit: Brooke Anderson By Taylor Jensen  On June 7, activists held a picket, joined by workers at the Port of Oakland, successfully preventing the unloading of the Volans, a ship belonging to the Israeli carrier company Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.  The recent call to block Zim carrier ships was coordinated by the the Arab Resource Organizing Center (AROC) in the wake of the … Continue reading Oakland: Picket Successfully Blocks Unloading of Israeli Cargo Ship

Oxnard: Food 4 Less Workers Strike for Better Wages, Call for Boycott

By Maya Luna Chanting “Boycott Food 4 Less!”, workers and their supporters picketed outside of the Oxnard grocery store on Wednesday morning demanding a contract for higher wages and stronger benefits, which the Kroger-owned subsidiary has refused for months. Protesters gathered with signs reading, “Boycott this store. Support Food 4 Less Workers,” and chanted, “Exploitation ain’t the way, give your workers better pay!” The picket … Continue reading Oxnard: Food 4 Less Workers Strike for Better Wages, Call for Boycott

Opinion: Yet Another Mass Shooting Reflects the Misanthropy of Imperialism in Crisis

Cover Photo: Transportation workers killed in the mass shooting in San Jose By Jakob Stein Early Wednesday morning, a worker at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) went on a shooting rampage at a San Jose rail yard, killing nine co-workers in the process. The shooter, later identified as Samuel Cassidy, was also found dead at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in … Continue reading Opinion: Yet Another Mass Shooting Reflects the Misanthropy of Imperialism in Crisis

Santa Paula: Surveillance Video Depicts Police Brutality, Victim’s Father Speaks Out

By Maya Luna & Serran Soledad After beating a false charge of attempted murder, Xavier Rodriguez and his family faced years of targeted harassment from members of the Santa Paula Police Department (SPPD), leading up to an instance of police brutality and wrongful arrest in October of 2019. Tribune of the People recently spoke with Xavier’s father, Robert Rodriguez, on the matter and obtained surveillance … Continue reading Santa Paula: Surveillance Video Depicts Police Brutality, Victim’s Father Speaks Out

Los Angeles: Hundreds Protest against Police Killings

By Nélida Tello More than 200 people marched in Hollywood on Saturday to demand justice for the police killings of 20-year-old Daunte Wright and 13-year-old Adam Toledo. During the march, protesters also expelled antagonistic reactionary video streamers from the march. Before the march began, demonstrators gathered at the site of Daunte and Adam’s makeshift memorial in Hollywood, at the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Vine … Continue reading Los Angeles: Hundreds Protest against Police Killings

Oxnard: Community Marches for Daunte Wright and Brooklyn Center Protesters

By Serran Soledad Following the murder of Daunte Wright at the hands of Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter, Oxnard Revolutionary Study Group (OxRevStudy) made a call to action on Monday, to march in solidarity with protesters for Black lives facing off with law enforcement in the Minneapolis suburb. A few dozen community members gathered at Plaza Park in Downtown Oxnard, where an activist from … Continue reading Oxnard: Community Marches for Daunte Wright and Brooklyn Center Protesters

Oxnard: Community Protests Man’s Wrongful Imprisonment, Conviction Overturned After 11 Years Served

By Maya Luna Community members protested outside the Ventura County Courthouse on Monday, where a Superior Court judge would decide whether or not to reverse the conviction of Ignacio Ixta Jr., who had already served 11 years of a 35-years to life sentence at Pelican Bay State Prison for the conviction of attempted murder. By the end of the protest it was announced to the … Continue reading Oxnard: Community Protests Man’s Wrongful Imprisonment, Conviction Overturned After 11 Years Served

Worker Correspondents: FedEx Package Handlers Face Daily Injury

By Serran Soledad In the City of Industry, an almost entirely industrial town in east Los Angeles County, the FedEx Ground Hub is putting package handlers through work conditions that leave them injured on a near-daily basis. Workers sometimes finish the day with bloody hands, others have fallen into the belly of trailers and blown out their knee caps, and some have even have thrown … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: FedEx Package Handlers Face Daily Injury