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“This racist council’s got to go!”: Crisis in Los Angeles City Council following leaked recording

“They have verbalized what they have been doing for the last five years,” said L.A. activist Kenia Alcocer after a leaked recording revealed City Council members making racist remarks

Peoples Summit on housing Our struggle was always for the poorest of the poor: Housing rights militants at The People’s Summit

As US President Joe Biden’s Summit of the Americas is underway in Los Angeles, a city with 66,400 homeless people, housing takes a front seat in discussions at the People’s Summit that is concurrently taking place

Storms at the Summit of the Americas

June 7 was a bad day for the secretary-general of the Organization of American States. During the Summit of the Americas, a young man declared to him what he is: an instigator of the coup in Bolivia.

Another world is possible, but we have to make it so: Building a People’s Summit

The People’s Summit for Democracy is far beyond an alternative to Biden’s Summit of the Americas. It is a call for something entirely new

“We want to be able to share a better world with Cuba”: Carolina Vega on creating revolutionary art

Peoples Dispatch spoke to Carolina Vega, a Cuban-American artist based in Los Angeles on her participation in the Vital Lines/Líneas Vitales exhibit

US Hollywood strike In historic vote, 60,000 Hollywood workers authorize first ever countrywide strike

Workers employed in major film and television production houses have complained of abysmal working conditions such as long hours, often exceeding 12 hours a day, low wages and low healthcare contributions from producers

How police preserve inequality in Los Angeles—and everywhere else

Instead of dismantling encampments where unhoused people have formed their own communities, we ought to dismantle the economic system that fosters homelessness and the state power that preserves inequality

Riot Games employees stage walkout over forced arbitration in sexual discrimination cases

Reports of rampant sexism at Riot began surfacing in late 2018 when a number of employees came forward, alleging that the company fostered a culture of casual misogyny and harassment.

After 6-day strike, Los Angeles teachers win pay rise, smaller classrooms

In addition to a 6% pay hike and hard caps on class size that will lower class sizes immediately in 2019-20, other victories include a counselor-student ratio of 1:500, commitment to reduce testing by 50% and a librarian in every secondary school five days a week

Thousands of Los Angeles teachers to go on strike on January 10

The educators, under the banner of the United Teachers of Los Angeles, are demanding more investment to ensure smaller class sizes, more nurses, counselors and librarians, as well as more support for special education, early education, bilingual education and adult education