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  • When we founded the Labor/Community Strategy Center (LCSC) in 1989 it was a dark time in world history.

  • BRU March thru Union Station to MTA Board Mtg to Say Stop the Racist Fare Increase

    A new study by UCLA economist Paul Ong, commissioned by the BRU, finds that MTA policies are squeezing transit riders at both ends. The study reveals that two years after the federal stimulus, fare increases place a burden on transit-dependent people already hit by high unemployment and declining wages.

  • The Fight for the Soul of the Cities is the Fight for the Soul of the United States. U.S. society is facing a moral, spiritual, economic, ecological, racial, political crisis and is carrying out a war against it own people and the people of the world. At a time when the need for social revolution has never been greater the people are disorganized, demoralized, terrified and alone-but that is beginning to change before our very eyes.

  • It has come to our attention, in information released this past week that several California school police departments, including Los Angeles Unified School Police, have received highly specialized military equipment from the U.S. Department of Defense 1033 program. Make no mistake, the equipment doled out to these school police departments are the same ‘weapons of war' we have witnessed utilized by police in response to social activism in the Black community in Ferguson, Mo.

  • After more than two years, Community Rights Campaign and allies Public Counsel have secured a comprehensive school police policy reform to decriminalize student discipline, currently in effect in the new school year.

  • El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles (LAUSD) - el segundo más grande del país - dejará de criminalizar la conducta y los actos de indisciplina de sus estudiantes.

  • After more than two years of negotiations, Community Rights Campaign and allies Public Counsel have secured a comprehensive school police policy reform to decriminalize student discipline, currently in effect in the new school year.

  • Guest blogger Eve Ensler

    On February 14, 2013, ONE BILLION RISING saw women and men from all over the world dance and rise in protest to highlight violence against women. Issues focused on gender-based violence. This year, ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE escalated the demand to end violence against women and girls by focusing on ending impunity and connecting social justice issues with violence against women.

  • In the fall, the Community Rights Campaign released our report with explicit recommendations for LAUSD to put in place concrete and lasting policies to decriminalize student behavior on campus and to ensure that criteria are in place to properly define and limit the role of police at school.

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