For LA Metro Black Lives, Don’t Matter. LA Metro criminalizes black riders who are only 19% of riders, but make up over 50% of all LA Metro fare citations, fines and arrest are Black riders on Metro rails – Black riders are stopped, check, profiled, harassed, frisked, cited, fined, jailed, and beaten all forms of dehumanization of Black life to ensure a sterile lily white rail experience for LA Metro imaginary and non-existing choice rider.
Los Angeles Metro is putting a new sales tax on the November Ballot.
They called it Prop R 2. We call it Prop Racism x2
This would be their fourth sales tax since 1980. They already have $5 billion of our money.
The MTA is a known civil rights violator. Their goals are clear.
Build up a Rail and Highway Empire—Destroy the Public Bus System
Gentrify L.A. and Drive Black and Latino working communities out of LA.
Criminalize Black life. Assault, insult, ticket, and arrest Black passengers
Destroy Public Transportation, Deny Global Warming, Build More Highway. Burn the Planet.
Tax you again and again.
Strategy and Soul is a political and cultural space for resistance against gentrification to take up and stake space for radical Black imagination and struggle. The space will be at the center of a contested space by capitalist and gentrification economic development interest and hope to contribute to the cultural vibrancy and survival of Leimert Park only a few blocks south, the Crenshaw corridor which is being impacted by the construction of the Crenshaw rail line and dislocation of low-income Black and Brown residents that has suffered an entire generational war of neglect by the system and now its move toward complete removal and eradication.
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Today, after 18 months of ferocious uphill organizing the
Labor/Community Strategy Center reached an agreement with the Los
Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles School Police
The just concluded Paris Climate Conference -- the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) -- was a critical juncture in human and planetary history. Could the world's governments, all representing Homo sapiens often at war with each other, come together to stop the capitalist and carbon-based catastrophe that in only 200 years is destroy all that God and nature produced for millions of years -- since the last mass extinction.
Maria was an important figure of the Bus Riders Union-she and many other Latin America leftists from the First Unitarian Church and their Monseñor Romero congregation were one of the first recruits to the Bus Riders Union-it's like the left gods crossed for the Strategy Center and this group of Latin American leftists to meet.
We urge you to reject the DOD 1033 program and support our movement to end the program all together. Like the rounding up of immigrants, shooting of unarmed civilians, police brutality, and mass incarceration, the DOD 1033 program is indefensible. The LAUSD must get out of, and condemn, the DOD 1033 program now.
A delegation of the South Los Angeles students and alumni of Manual Arts attended Congress woman's Karen Bass Congressional Hearing on 21st Century Policing. The conversation elevated theories of investing in services such as our schools, housing, public transportation not maintaining and expanding the policing forces in the city.
On February 26th, the Community Rights Campaign brought out over 200 people to attend our third People's Poetry Fundraiser Night with a special theme this year -- Stand Up Fight Back, Justice for Jeremy Marks!
The Advancement Project's presentation at the US Social Forum during our "Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline" workshop. The workshop was hosted by the Advancement Project (Washington, D.C.), Padres y Jovenes Unidos (Denver, Colorado), and the Community Rights Campaign "No to Pre-Prison" Campagin (Los Angeles).