Greetings dear friends, here’s what we’ve been up to:
On Saturday (10/14):
The Coalition held our monthly Youth Day at the Park alongside Stem to the Future and The Love We Don’t See. Our monthly youth day at the park is an unstructured art-making space that includes some fun games.
Later that day the Coalition supported the Palestinian Youth Movement in a mass action in front of the Zionist consulate. Thousands of community members showed up in solidarity with Palestine. Our very own Akhil Gopal read a solidarity statement on behalf of the Coalition.
On Tuesday (10/17):
The Coalition held our monthly general meeting. This month we discussed Social Media Surveillance and teased our new zine. We also concluded our conversation on LAPD surveillance cameras, identifying more guiding questions for our public records requests.
On Wednesday (10/18):
The Coalition was at Occidental to discuss the anti-zionist facets of our fight against the War on Youth. We also discussed the history of academic complicity in legitimizing and expanding policing. Our discussion was hosted by Occidental’s Students for Justice in Palestine group.
On Thursday (10/19)
Our episode of Radio Insurrection featured a round table discussion between co-hosts Hamid Khan and Matyos Kidane alongside recurring guest Shakeer Rahman on the immediate and long term ramifications of the Zionist siege on Gaza and the West Bank on policing here in the United States. The group discussed how policing has used tragedy like this in the past to manufacture hysteria and justify the expansion of policing.
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]