Greetings friends! Here’s what we’ve been up to:
On Tuesday (11/29), we were back in city hall shouting down racist business as usual. In an escalating act of political repression, LAPD denied community members entrance into council chambers. Citing “capacity”, LAPD officers blocked the entrance and refused to communicate exactly how many people were in council chambers. LAPD proceeded to send approximately 40 cops to violently remove us from city hall. You can watch video of the entire event here:
We continued to fight back against City Council’s violent racism during the following two meetings they held that week.
Thursday (12/1) boasted the premiere of KPFK’s new morning show Radio Insurrection hosted by the illustrious Hamid Khan. The flagship episode featured a revolutionary conversation featuring Black Alliance for Just Immigration’s LA Organizer Maraky Alemseged, LA CAN executive director Pete White, Union de Vecinos organizer Leonardo Velchis, and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles organizer Sheila Bates. Hamid led our guests in a conversation around the history of anti-Blackness and anti-Indigeneity legislation that has come through city council. The group also discussed the intention behind the collectively organized effort to disrupt this ongoing criminalization in council chambers.
You can listen to last Thursday’s recording at https://archive.kpfk.org/. Tune in to 90.7 FM KPFK on Thursday at 8am PST to catch this week’s show!
On Friday (12/2), the Coalition supported LA CAN’s last Resident Organizing Committee meeting. Community members convened to discuss Los Angeles’ new political landscape and the LAPD’s proposed Budget for the upcoming year. We also compiled a list of questions we want answered about the city’s budget, in anticipation of a City Controller who has committed to be the city’s watch dog.
To plug in with any of the work groups listed above, or for more information about the Stop
LAPD Spying Coalition, email us at [email protected].