Category Archives: Our Fights

Lawsuit Challenging LAPD’s Refusal to Identify Echo Park Cameras

The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition has filed a new lawsuit confronting LAPD’s refusal to disclose records reflecting the location of surveillance cameras supposedly monitoring all activity in Echo Park Lake. The lawsuit can be read here. The city says these cameras were installed after LAPD’s violent assault on Echo Park Lake in March 2021. That operation … Continue reading Lawsuit Challenging LAPD’s Refusal to Identify Echo Park Cameras

Zionist Instrumentalization of the Global War on Terror

Read our article with Palestinian Youth Movement, originally published in “The Terror Trap: The Impact of the War on Terror in Muslim Communities Since 9/11” (convened by the Coalition for Civil Freedoms, The Bridge Initiative, CAGE, the Center for Islam and Global Affairs, the Muslim Justice League, ICNA Council for Social Justice, and United Voices … Continue reading Zionist Instrumentalization of the Global War on Terror

Letter to Mayor and City Council on LAPD’s $213 Budget Increase Proposal

We are community groups writing to oppose LAPD’s pending demand for a $213 million increase to its operational spending for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. If approved, this would be LAPD’s largest ever funding increase. Last November, the Board of Police Commissioners voted to approve this spending increase barely one business day after LAPD released its 687-page … Continue reading Letter to Mayor and City Council on LAPD’s $213 Budget Increase Proposal

Mayoral Candidates Vowing to Renew War on Our People

STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE by Los Angeles Community Action Network and Stop LAPD Spying Coalition Mayoral candidates are starting to trot out their “public safety” proposals. While some of the rhetoric and outward dressing varies, the substance across the board all appears to be the same: vows to increase police hiring and spending at the … Continue reading Mayoral Candidates Vowing to Renew War on Our People

PT 83: Fight Back Against LAPD’s $213 Million Budget Increase          

WEBINAR PART 83 Recording Here – Tuesday November 23rd at 6PM Recordings of Webinars 1 – 82 HERE — Surveillance 101 Teach-In: 1 – 4 HERE Not A Moment In Time: Zine Issue: 1 – 2 HERE — Coalition Weekly Update: HERE The National Security Police State always uses crisis like this to expand oppression, … Continue reading PT 83: Fight Back Against LAPD’s $213 Million Budget Increase          

PT 82: Police State, Banishment and Data-Driven Policing          

WEBINAR PART 82 Recording Here – Tuesday November 16th at 6PM Recordings of Webinars 1 – 80 HERE — Surveillance 101 Teach-In: 1 – 4 HERE Not A Moment In Time: Zine Issue: 1 – 2 HERE — Coalition Weekly Update: HERE The National Security Police State always uses crisis like this to expand oppression, … Continue reading PT 82: Police State, Banishment and Data-Driven Policing          

AUTOMATING BANISHMENT: The Surveillance and Policing of Looted Land

Read Automating Banishment: The Surveillance and Policing of Looted Land, our new community-based report on the relationships between “data-driven policing” and real estate development, displacement, settler colonialism, and conquest. The report is available with interactive maps at automatingbanishment.org. You can also download a pdf of the report or download a short summary. This community-based report … Continue reading AUTOMATING BANISHMENT: The Surveillance and Policing of Looted Land