Civil Rights

Kat Rodriguez: Challenging the "Birth-Right Citizenship" bill and the latest attacks on immigrants in Arizona

An organizer with the Coalición de Derechos Humanos in Tucson discusses the latest round of attacks on immigrants in Arizona, including a proposal to deny birthright citizenship to US-born children from undocumented immigrant families and another proposal to exempt Arizona from compliance with any international laws.

John Malpede and Ronnie Walker: Los Angeles Poverty Department's new play exposes the costs of California's prisons

The founding director and one of the leading players in a Skid Row-based group Los Angeles Poverty Department discuss their new play State of Incareration.

Saru Jayaraman & Mariana Huerta: Exposing conditions in LA's restaurant industry

Leaders from the Restaurant Opportunities Center disuss a watershed new report exposing the working conditions inside LA's restaurant industry, the largest in the country.

Christina Heatherton: Downtown Blues -- A Skid Row Reader

The editor of a new book, Downtown Blues: A Skid Row Reader, discusses the battles in Skid Row over criminalization of poverty and gentrification that sparked this unique collaboration between Skid Row activists, artists, and well-known scholars like Robin DG Kelley.

Vincent Warren: Racial profiling by NYPD, repression of political dissent

Director of the Center for Constitution Rights on a shocking new report on racial profiling endemic to New York's "stop and frisk" law and efforts to hold NYPD accountable.  Warren also weighs in on broad "anti-terrorism" investigations and prosecutions. 

Chip Berlet: Discussing Left responses to the rise of the Right and the Tea Party

Longtime organizer and expert on right-wing movemenets in the US in conversation with Eric Mann

Is Your Bus Line on the chopping Block?

MTA is Proposing to Cut 13 Bus Lines & Reduce Weekend & Night Service on 16 others!


Top 10 reasons to come out and support the BRU & LA Human Right to Housing Collective March & Concert on December 1st:

CRC Statement Letter Regarding the Hiring of New LASPD Chief Steven Zipperman

The Community Rights Campaign sent their statement letter to LAUSD Superintendent Cortines and the Board Members on November 12th, 2010 in response to Mr. Cortines announcement of the selection of the newly appointed LASPD Chief, Steven Zipperman, which involved virtually no community participation in the selection process.  

Community Rights Letter to LAUSD Regarding the Hiring of the School Police Chief

The Community Rights Campaign's letter to LAUSD Board in regards to the new hiring of LASPD's Chief of School Police.