Civil Rights

Strategy Center and BRU join newly formed Los Angeles Coalition Against State Violence


On Wednesday, March 25th,
The Los Angeles Coalition against State Violence announced their demands…to
reduce and restrict the LAPD budget allocation and instead focus resources on
prevention efforts, public transportation, affordable housing and other human
rights policies in the City of Los Angeles.

We Want Human Rights in Los Angeles, Not a Growing Police State!

Community Organizations from across Los Angeles Call on Mayor Villaraigosa and other City Leaders to Support Healthy Communities in this Year's Budget!


Bus Rider Group Presses For More Buses, Fare Reductions

BRU South LA action


Ticketing towards prisons: LAUSD’s truancy tickets and the pre-prisoning of our youth

Did you ever come late to school? Of course, we all did. You'd get a look from the teacher, a warning about your grades, or even detention. Well, times have changed. Being 15 minutes late can now get you handcuffed by school police and issued a ticket for $250 with a mandatory day in court. Black and Latino students have been telling us about their experiences with these "zero tolerance" policies.

U.S. mass transit use increases in 2008

U.S. mass transit use increases in 2008

BRU Unveils Clean Air and Climate Justice Plan for Measure R

The Bus Riders Union will be holding a press conference on the northeast corner of Wilshire and Western to urge the MTA Board of Directors to support the Bus Riders Union Clean Air and Economic Justice Plan.  The MTA Board will be discussing and potentially approving a bus improvement plan at the March 26th MTA Board meeting.  As a response to the Bus Riders Union, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa opened a process ....

Maria Ester Tejada, Presente!

It is with much sadness that I share these words with you. On Sunday March 8, 2009, in the early hours of the morning on International Womyns Day, our movement for the liberation of all oppressed people's lost a fierce womyn warrior. Esther was in El Salvador, she had gone home to support the Frente Farabundo Marti in this weekend's upcoming election.

Clean Air and Economic Justice Plan for Measure R


Stimulus Package Lands at MTA

At today's MTA monthly board meeting, BRU organizers and members began struggling with the MTA over how it will use Obama Stimulus funds.

The good, the bad

Black History Month film showing

40 members watched and discussed the documentary Negros with Guns