Oxnard: Tribune Distribution of Waterway Plastics Article Connects with Workers

By David Martinez On Monday and Thursday, the Oxnard Tribune Support Committee (SC) distributed copies of a Worker Correspondents article written by a worker at Waterway Plastics, a local manufacturer of materials for jacuzzies and pools. During the distributions, carried out at a line for COVID-19 rapid testing, the SC met other former employees of Waterway who confirmed the poor work conditions described in the … Continue reading Oxnard: Tribune Distribution of Waterway Plastics Article Connects with Workers

Worker Correspondents: Workers at B&S Waterway Plastics Face Constant Threat of Being Fired

By Sarah Ahmed At Waterway Plastics, workers are constantly threatened with being fired, and do not receive any breaks when they work the night shift. Waterway Plastics in Oxnard, California assembles materials for jacuzzis and pools. The night shift at Waterway Plastics is staffed with 20 workers, which is less than a third of the workers that work during the first shift. While California has … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Workers at B&S Waterway Plastics Face Constant Threat of Being Fired

California: Marine Corporal Found Dead on US Military Base, Family Leads Fight for Justice

By Serran Soledad On September 11, the family of Brandon Alvarez, 22, a former corporal in the United States Marine Corps, disrupted a Democratic Party event in Oxnard to demand justice for Alvarez, who was found dead in his barracks on June 5. The previous day, a group of protesters rallied at city hall in Thousand Oaks, California, before marching to a nearby US Marine … Continue reading California: Marine Corporal Found Dead on US Military Base, Family Leads Fight for Justice

Commemorations Held in Honor of Garrett Foster One Year after His Murder

Garrett Foster was murdered by reactionary US Army sergeant Daniel Perry on July 25, 2020, while defending a march for Black lives in Austin, Texas. Foster’s death has resonated with revolutionaries around the US—the example he set by putting his life on the line and making the ultimate sacrifice for the people is something that lives on far beyond his last heartbeat. The following is a … Continue reading Commemorations Held in Honor of Garrett Foster One Year after His Murder

Worker Correspondents: Oxnard School District Denies Adequate COVID-19 Compensation

By Serran Soledad & Scarlett Maroney Employees at the Oxnard School District (OSD) held a rally outside an OSD Board meeting on June 2 to demand increased compensation for time worked during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rally took place in the midst of negotiations between the OSD Board and the California School Employees Association (CSEA), a union that claims to represent around 800 classified employees, … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Oxnard School District Denies Adequate COVID-19 Compensation

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

Pro-Palestine Protests Continue after Ceasefire

By Taylor Jensen The ceasefire between the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and the Palestinian militants of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, in place since May 21, has not stopped ongoing protests and resistance against Zionist colonialism, whether in Palestine, the US, or around the world. Thousands of people have rallied and marched this past week in solidarity with the Palestinian people as the imperialists seek to … Continue reading Pro-Palestine Protests Continue after Ceasefire

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

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

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