LA Brings Social Equity To Marijuana Sellers

By Thandisizwe Chimurenga, mintpressnews.com -

LOS ANGELES – Beginning in January in Los Angeles, individuals who are low-income and/or have had a conviction for a marijuana-related offense will enjoy priority status when it comes to applying [...]

LA Police Arresting People For Speaking 20 Seconds Over Allotted Time

By Emily C. Bell, www.alternet.org -

By Emily C. Bell for AlterNet - The tweet comes after Melanie Ochoa, a staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California, who sent a letter Tuesday morning to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and [...]

Los Angeles Public Bank Effort Gains More Steam

By Staff, www.publicbankinginstitute.org -

By Staff of Public Banking Institution - Strong steps taken by LA City Council toward a Public Bank for Los Angeles have drawn a good deal of media attention, including coverage by the local CBS [...]

Here’s What Real Tax Reform Looks Like

By Paddy Quick, www.indypendent.org -

By Paddy Quick for Indypendent - President Donald Trump will not succeed in carrying out any significant tax “reform,” but it is likely that he and the Republican majority in Congress will [...]

The Fight To End Oil Drilling In Los Angeles

By Erick Huerta, www.scopela.org -

By Erick Huerta for SCOPE - Throughout its history, the fossil fuel industry has played a major role in the development of the City of Los Angeles. The massive oil fields and high production [...]

Los Angeles Forum On Venezuela Proceeds Despite Right Wing Protests

By Mike Wang, www.liberationnews.org -

By Mike Wang for PSL - On June 2 the Party for Socialism and Liberation held a forum in Los Angeles featuring PSL member Mike Prysner who gave an eye-witness report on his recent trip to [...]

Protests Begin After Off-Duty LAPD Officer Fires His Weapon During Altercation

By Megan Reynolds, www.jezebel.com -

By Megan Reynolds for Jezebel - Hundreds of protestors filled the streets Wednesday night in Anaheim after an off-duty LAPD officer fired his weapon during a confrontation with a 13-year old boy [...]

People Take To Streets In Resistance As ICE Raids Descend On Los Angeles

By Nika Knight, www.commondreams.org -

By Nika Knight for Common Dreams - Three weeks after President Donald Trump's inauguration, ICE reportedly detained over 100 people in Los Angeles in only three hours. Protesters took to the [...]

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors Among Those Arrested

By Kirsten West Savali, www.theroot.com -

By Kirsten West Savali for The Root - As previously reported by The Root, Snell was fatally shot by an LAPD officer Saturday on the same block on which he lived: LAPD officers say the incident [...]

Judge Rules LA Must Stop Taking & Destroying Homeless People’s Property

By Elijah Chilang, www.la.curbed.com -

By Elijah Chilang for Curbed - The city of Los Angeles has run into another setback in its ongoing quest to confiscate the property of homeless residents. A US Circuit Court judge ruled Wednesday [...]

New LA Law: Homeless Can Only Own Trashcan’s Worth Of Belongings

By Brianna Acuesta, www.trueactivist.com -

By Brianna Acuesta for True Activist - The city of LA just passed a law limiting the possessions of homeless people to one trashcan's worth of things. As though homeless people don’t already own [...]

Newsletter: Justice Takes A Lifetime

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. The #BlackLivesMatter movement continues to grow its power and have notable victories, but 600 hundred years of racial oppression, [...]

LA Police Commission: De-Escalate, Stop The Killing

By Thandisizwe Chimurenga, www.dailykos.com -

By Thandisizwe Chimurenga for Daily Kos - Members of Los Angeles’ Police Commission have called for “significant” changes regarding the use of deadly force by the city’s cops. According to a new [...]

L.A.’s Slow-Moving Oil And Gas Disaster

By Laura Bliss, www.citylab.com -

By Laura Bliss for City Lab - Prior to October 2015, many homeowners in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles were unaware that they lived next door to one of the largest natural gas [...]

#BLM Activists In LA Were Shackled In Jail Over Christmas

By Hillel Aron, www.laweekly.com -

By Hillel Aron for LA Weekly - In the two days before Christmas, Black Lives Matter activists staged protests nationwide. Hundreds swarmed the Mall of America in Minneapolis. Protestors in [...]

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