Citywide LA Workers Assembly!
We meet every Saturday; 3 pm; Harriet Tubman Center after outreach & petitioning. All are welcome! Join us for how you can help end poverty wages in Los Angeles, fight police terror & support our communities. Call: 323-306-6240; email: LAWorkersAssembly@gmail.com. Facebook. www.laworkersassembly.org (used during 2015 $15/hr campaign). Harriet Tubman Center, 5278 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019;
***Best ways to keep updated on actions we support & participate in are from our Facebook site & also by signing up to our email listserv: see either FB sign-up or from website.
***Scroll down for Followup RE: Oct 2015 People’s Tribunal on Racist Police & state Terror:
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–Sat, Jan 7, 2017: Public Meeting-Stand with Standing Rock. FB Event.
2017 begins as one of the most historic and important Native American resistance actions continues to hold off the Dakota Access Pipeline. Thousands of Water Protectors brave the deadly North Dakota weather to prevent the profit hungry bankers and oil companies from poisoning the water supply. Read more at FB page.
–Sat, Nov 26, 2016: Films & Discussion-Standing Rock & Historic Native Resistance. FB Event.
–Wed, Nov 23, 2016: Rebecka Jackson-Moeser Press Conference filing federal lawsuit: During Protest Against Police Murder Baton Splits her Ear & Causes Concussion. But She Still Fights for Justice. INFO.
–Oct 4, 2016: From Charlotte to L.A. – Hands Off Protesters, JAIL Killer COPS!
As we protest two police killings in less than 2 days of one Black and one Latino man here in Los Angeles, organizers in Charlotte, NC have asked for nationwide emergency solidarity actions this Tuesday to stop the illegal and vicious attacks against protesters there who have been in the streets demanding justice for Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot by Charlotte cops two weeks ago…(read rest in FB)
–Sept 9, 2016: Prison Strike Solidarity
-Please join groups working out of the Harriet Tubman Center who will be attending this event. After the event the Harriet Tubman Center will show the film “All Guantanamo is Ours” at 7pm.
Following is the partial announcement from StrAPT:Strike Against Police Terror (StrAPT) calls on prison abolitionists, community organizations, collectives, unions, workers and oppressed people to join solidarity actions for the National Prisoner’s Strike on September 9th. The strike not only demands better conditions in prisons across the US and an end to prison slavery, it is also on the anniversary of the Attica prison rebellion. For the full call out: www.strikeagainstpoliceterror.wordpress.com
–Tues, July 19, 2016: Solidarity Works: Boston Bus Drivers Union Talks Strategy: Black Lives & Affirmative Action Matter to this Union. FB Event.
Speakers from the Boston School Bus Driver’s union are touring the west coast and will speak in L.A.! At this crucial time in the fight against racism and police brutality, come and hear about the tremendous victory of Boston School Bus Drivers against the racist transnational Veolia Corporation – a private contractor that runs Boston’s school buses and is also known for helping the U.S. backed Israeli regime oppress Palestinian people. This union victory is one to savor because the core of this union local’s leadership has spent 40 years participating in every progressive struggle in Boston and everywhere…
Solidarity is key to the Boston school bus drivers success in pushing corporate power back. From the union’s insistence of affirmative action hiring contract language to remedy the company’s past history of racist and sexist hiring practices, to the all out support for the Black Lives Matter movement – the union was able to win the trust and loyalty of the community in fighting back Veolia’s attempted union-busting. You won’t want to miss the inspiring stories the four speakers have to offer with important lessons in fighting for economic and social justice. Read More.
–July 13, 2016: We Gonna’ Be Alright & We Gonna’ Be HERE All Night! No JUSTICE, No PEACE
We’re At Black Lives Matter LA City Hall Occupation. Can you believe, the day after Obama makes his speech apologizing for killer cops and facilitating further genocide against Black and Brown people the police commission finds that the assassination of Redel Jones was “justified.” She came at the cops with a knife they say but witnesses say different – who do you believe? Just another example of genocide that won’t stop until we stop it. Everyone needs to unify and get to City Hall and Shut This Sh.. Down!!
All Out to City Hall – We’ll Be Here Till Justice is Won!
Where: Los Angeles City Hall Main Street Entrance
When: Now till ?
–July 9, 2016: It’s time that we unite our struggles in a strategic and coordinated way! Let’s take direct action today at 5:00PM at the LAPD Headquarters to denounce the cops for killing innocent Black and Brown people! FB Event.
We stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Oakland, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, Fresno and all communities who have experienced police terror. We also cannot forget Omar Abrego and Ezell Ford who were murdered by the Newton Divison of the LAPD in August of 2014.
We cannot and will not allow the events in Dallas to dictate if and when we the people can take the streets to denounce police brutality in our communities! We cannot let these killer cops all over the country off the hook! We have to continue to denounce police brutality and demand that these killer cops be brought to justice!
We continue to propose that we organize our communities so that we have the capacity to defend ourselfves from police terror. Marching and protesting is necessary but that alone will not stop police brutality.
We invite you to spread the word so that we have a large action like we saw in Oakland and yesterday in Atlanta. LA, it’s our turn! Let’s send these cops a message; Black, Brown and ALL PEOPLE UNITE! NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!
Hillary Clinton: She’s Not with Us! FB Event
Why protest Hillary Clinton?
-Racism: “From the crime bill to welfare reform, policies Bill Clinton enacted—and Hillary Clinton supported—decimated black America.” – Michelle Alexander, author The New Jim Crow / Clinton referred to Black and Brown youth as “superpredators” with “no conscience or empathy.”
-Mass Incarceration: President Bill Clinton “presided over the largest increase in federal and state prison inmates of any president in American history,” a policy which she continues to defend.
-Deportations: In 2015, Hillary Clinton supported deporting child migrants to Central America, saying “Specifically with respect to children on the border, if you remember, we had an emergency, and it was very important to send a message to families in Central America: Do not let your children take this very dangerous journey,”. Yet her policies as Secretary of State are the cause of why people migrate to the US.
-Imperialist Assassinations and Overthrow: Hillary Clinton has the blood of Berta Cáceres, Nelson García and the over 25,000 people that have been killed since 2009 in Honduras on her hands.
….Secretary of State Clinton was the architect of the overthrow of the Libyan government and the destruction of one of Africa’s most progressive countries, leading to over 400,000 people being displaced as a result of the intervention, according to the UN.
….Secretary of State Clinton presided of over the killing of thousands of people in the Middle East due to the US drone program and the continuing of wars in Syria, Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan.
-Wall St Money: Clinton’s campaign is totally funded by big banks and corporations which thrive off of worldwide exploitation of low wage workers
-AND SO MUCH MORE…..
-Los Angeles, Feb 25, 2016: 5pm: From East La to Flint MI: Protest Environmental Racism! FB Event.
People’s Power Assembly Demands Reparations for Flint,
Make GM Pay! Stop Privatization of Public Services!
End Environmental Racism!
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**Join us to DEMAND CLEMENCY & FREEDOM for Leonard Peltier; Sat Feb 6, 2016 – 2pm to 9pm; At Chuco’s Justice Center – 1137 E Redondo Blvd, Inglewood, California 90302 A Powerful Evening- FREE- FAMILY Oriented & Kid Friendly. Drum, Powerful Speakers, Good Food, Gifted Performers & Revolutionary Music, and Raffles!
On the 40th anniversary of Leonard Peltier’s unjust imprisonment, join us at a cultural/political event demanding freedom for Peltier, sponsored by AIM-Southern California, Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace, ANSWER, ARA-LA, International Action Center, MLK Coalition, Idle No More Los Angeles, NAC SEIU, and Youth Justice Coalition —
***Bring a Postcard to mail to Obama or We can provide one with postage***
Demand Justice for Family of Noel Aguilar
Demonstrate Against Racist Killer Cops
January 16th at 1 pm. Details & Info
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–Nov 21, 2015:
Paris Attacks: An Anti-Imperialist, Pro-Immigrant Analysis
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People’s Tribunal Verdict:
GUILTY AS HELL! The Whole System has to go! FOLLOW-UP ACTIONS & NEXT STEPS!1) Planning meeting, Saturday, 10/24 at 12noon at Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice at 5278 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles – Bring your ideas and we will be discussing how to sustain a lasting coalition between groups that participated in the Tribunal to continue to fight back against the killer police locally and US state terror internationally. After hours of testimony from family members of those killed by police, and by moving stories of those abused and harmed directly by the police and FBI, abuses inside US prisons, mass incarceration and political prisoners, the people found the system guilty!International testimony about the role of the U.S. in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Syria, Palestine and elsewhere also found the US government guilty! JUDGES presiding over the testimony included:
- JUDGE Lamont Lilly (Cephus had death in family) – Activist and People’s Power Assembly journalist from Durham, NC
- JUDGE Gloria Verdieu from San Diego where she has created extensive work tracking and honoring the lives lost to militarized police both in California and nationally.
- JUDGE Andre Isaiah Shirley, LGBTS Alliance – LA Trade Tech Club vice president.
- JUDGE Lynne Stewart from New York, where she was recently released from prison for the crime of being an activist and peoples lawyer who defends those targeted by the so-called U.S. war on terror.
Note: Nelson Antonio Denis also joined us as a featured speaker. He is a writer, film director, and former New York State Assemblyman. His award-winning films premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and screened throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
–Fri-Sat, Oct 16-17, 2015:
LA PEOPLE’S TRIBUNAL
Against Police Terror and State Violence
Web: wecharge genocide
–Open Mic: Spoken Word for Justice /
Sat, Sept. 26: 7:00pm
Harriet Tubman Center
–Fri-Sat, Oct 16-17, 2015:
LA Tribunal Against Police Terror and State Violence.
Web: wecharge genocide
–Thurs, Aug 13, 2015: 12 Noon. Solidarity with Ferguson
Support Protestors in Ferguson Again Targeted by Police/Military Terror
Where: Metro Stop by LA Trade Tech College at Washington and Grand in Los Angeles #WechargegenocideLA
***July 4, 2015: 3:30pm; Shut Down Business as Usual at Grant Park! 200 N. Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012. Decolonize Independence Day! End Racist Police, Murders/Genocide! End Terror by LAPD and L.A. County Sheriffs!
Wear Green /Black/ Gold
–See our website for info on $15/hr campaign; get the petition; download a brochure; see a list of events. Help Build the Campaign for $15 an Hr & a Union.
**Sat, June 13, 2015; 4pm
Pride Month Forum: Rights, Liberation & Solidarity
Harriet Tubman Center. FB Event
**May/June 2015: Drop All Charges on Shalana Little, Xaime Casillas and All Los Angeles Police Brutality Protesters
Shalana Little’s arrest for “Lynching” is an outrage. She stands trial in June – Take action now!
Get the details & Sign the Petition.
On December 19, 2014, the Los Angeles Police Department arrested Shalana Little, an activist in the Ferguson solidarity movement in LA, on the outrageous charge of felony “lynching”, following the aggressive tactics of the police to disrupt a march in Hollywood. She was severely mistreated during her arrest, was held on $30,000 bail for four days, and finally released on Christmas eve. Although the lynching charge has been dropped against her, she faces the possibility of years in prison on the remaining charges.
Shalana is not the only Californian activist facing charges that paint protesters as violent agitators. Over 400 people have been arrested in recent months during mass protests against police brutality in Los Angeles, but Shalana and a few others are facing some of the most serious charges. Xaime Casillas stands trial this Monday – May 18 – for five counts of resisting arrest and one count of battery against an officer — crimes of which he is innocent. In Sacramento, Maile Hampton faced arraignment on a lynching charge, which was subsequently dropped to one count of resisting arrest last month.
Using California’s lynching law against protesters is an outrage. First passed in 1933, the law was passed to prevent mobs from forcibly taking people from police custody in the name of vigilante justice. Yet, today, a law once won in large part by anti-racist activists is now being used to perpetuate police repression against those anti-racist activists fighting against police terror. These arrests and prosecutions are part of a national trend to target Black activists with more serious charges like “lynching,” while doing nothing to stop the true lynchers: the killer cops.
But we are fighting back!
Shalana is going to trial in late June. Xaime stands trial this Monday on May 18th. We won’t play their game any longer. We must pressure the prosecutor to drop all these charges now!
What you can do:
1) Click here to sign the petition demanding that the Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer drop all charges against Shalana Little, Xaime Casillas, and all other protesters now.
2) Make a personal phone call to the Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer directly at 213-978-8100, and demand that Shalana’s and Xaime’s charges – and all other charges against protesters – be dropped. Twitter storm @Mike_Feuer and @cityattorneyla with the following tweet:
@Mike_Feuer @cityattorneyla Drop the charges against Shalana Little, Xaime Casillas and all who protest racist police killings NOW!
Thank you for your efforts!
****Sunday, May 3, 2015: 4pm. A Turning Point for Low Wage Workers. Harriet Tubman Center. FB Event.
–Friday, May 1: 4pm
MARCHA DE PRIMERO DE MAYO:
MacArthur Park, Los Angeles
***Fighting Racism, Brutality and for EconomicJustice: Regarding the Oscars, the NBA, the fight against police terror and the fight for a $15 min wage – how do you influence those in power who don’t give a damn?…. Read the full statement.
(We have supported many actions not included below.)
–March 3, 2015: LA PPA supports LA CAN and Skid Row Community Outrage at Latest LAPD Murder in Skid Row. Residents Plan to Take Action: See the details.
**January 19, 2015: 9am – 3pm: Join the Martin Luther King Coalition’s 4 Mile March Contingent at the Kingdom Day Parade . Meet at: Parking Lot #6 near the Coliseum, Figueroa and MLK Blvd.
Fight Police Terror
Dec 31: 5pm 65th & Broadway.
All Out to Protest Police Killing of Ezell Ford
Just released autopsy report shows cops shot Ezell in back at close range
L.A. Workers Assembly supports this important action and urges everyone to join the protest today at 5 pm at the corner of 65th and Broadway in Los Angeles – where Ezell Ford was murdered by L.A.P.D.
On Saturday December 20th at 5pm: speakout and analysis on police violence, the low-wage workers struggle and reportbacks from Ferguson and from those arrested in Los Angeles protesting in solidarity with Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Ezell Ford and many more. Harriet Tubman Center.
REPORT BACK:Last Thursday December 11th the LA Workers Assembly organized a caravan from Los Angeles to the Long Beach regional headquarters for all southern CA McDonald’s restaurants to let them know that fast food workers fighting for $15 and a Union have community support. Included in the delegation was a union organizer with United Electrical Workers. Among the demands for a livable wage were the call for justice against racist police violence that disproportionately effects low-wage workers.
SEE VIDEO OF ACTION: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dqg52k7ijxhjd4v/mcd_reg_hq_12_15_2014.mpeg?dl=0
FLASH: Sept 29, 2014: LA Workers Assembly Congratulates Hotel Workers on Wage Hike Victory. Inspires Current Ballot Initiative for a $15 Minimum for All in LA. Read more.
***Download our informative brochure:
***Build the Petition Campaign
The Petition Drive for $15 minimum wage kicks off with a press conference Thurs., Sept 18, 2014 on the steps of LA City Hall West.
**HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:
-1) THIS ONE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SHORT TERM NEED – Help us compile a list of good places in the City of Los Angeles to petition! Send your ideas back by email or by calling us at 323 306-6240. (think grocery stores, transit stops busy street corners) A list of communities within Los Angeles is attached, and here is a link to a good map: http://www.laalmanac.com/images/Map_LA%20City.gif
-2) If you’re in a union help get us in touch with your union representative so that we can talk with them about the campaign and see if there are ways that they can help!
-3) If you’re a student, suggest to your professor that they give credit to students for participating in this citizens’ ordinance petition campaign as part of their studies. We can provide literature to you or send people to meet with your professor.
***Of course our biggest need will be petitioners! To do so, you only need to be eligible to register to vote in the State of California. But if for some reason you are ineligible or unable to gather signatures but want to help please contact us. There are so many ways that you can help in this fight to end poverty wages in Los Angeles!
-Labor Day weekend 2014: Outreach & leafletting:
Saturday Aug 30: Come to Harriet Tubman Center 11 am.
Monday Sept 1: Leave the Harriet Tubman Center by 8:30 am to go to Wilmington or meet us at Banning Park, 1331 Eubank Ave in Wilmington. Look for the banner with a picture of Martin Luther King that says $15 & a Union in big red letters.
-Aug 9: $15/HR & A UNION: follow up organizing meeting; 3 P.M.: Harriet Tubman Social Justice Center, 5278 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019, and proposed a “Walk for Justice for $15 and a Union” in September from East to West Los Angeles that will set a goal to involve students and youth across Los Angeles in this important fight. To get involved call: 323-306-6240 or email LAWorkersAssembly@gmail.com . See Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LAWorkersAssembly .
-July 19 -Speak out & testify. Help launch a ballot initiative for a $15/hr minimum wage! Sat., July 19, 2014; 3-5 PM; Like Us FB ; Donate Now ; Join our FB Event
Citywide Los Angeles Workers Assembly to win $15 minimum & a union now! Jobs, not jails & police terror. Join the Workers Assembly & fight for workers’ power. Find out how you or your group can become involved in the LA ballot campaign for $15 now!
Speak out & testify: Can you survive on your pay? Missing hours in your pay check? Working part time & want full time ? Facing racism on the job or harassed because you are a woman or LGBTQ? Is your boss abusing you because of immigrant status? For more info. call 323-306-6240; Join our Facebook Event .
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