BY Sol Marquez | Los Angeles, CA | 3/25/17
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) just claimed their first Boyle Heights victim of 2017. A 36-year-old Chicano named Fred Barragan from the Boyle Heights neighborhood was killed by cops on March 25. Per local news reports, gunshots were heard around midnight. LAPD reports to the press that they saw Barragan run and an attempted to stop Barragan, leading to his killing. A witness disputes the LAPD version of events.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 3/09/17
Over 1000 people gathered at the headquarters of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) to celebrate International Women’s Day, March 8. Speakers from CTU, Fight For 15, the teachers union at the Charter School Aspira, AFSCME and other unions shared the stage with Rasmea Odeh, along with Filipino, Iranian and undocumented immigrant women.
BY Kosta Harlan | Durham, NC | 11/23/16
Over 100 people marched to the steps of the Durham Police Department, Nov. 23, to demand justice for 34-year-old Frank “Scooter Bug” Clark.
BY staff | Los Angeles, CA | 11/10/16
Dozens of angry protesters chanting, and waving signs gathered outside of District Attorney of Los Angeles, Jackie Lacey’s office, Nov. 10.
BY Sol Marquez | Los Angeles, CA | 10/10/16
Eight months after the LAPD killing of Jose “Peruzzi” Mendez – the 16-year-old killed by LAPD, and four other police killings of young Chicanos in Boyle Heights, an Oct. 6 call-in day action was organized by Centro CSO.
BY staff | Lufkin, TX | 10/08/16
Students at Angelina College (AC) held a rally and march to protest police crimes against the African American community on Oct. 5. The action began in front of the AC Student Center, with 20 students and faculty.
BY staff | Los Angeles, CA | 10/08/16
In front of media cameras and surrounded by family and supporters, Teresa Dominguez, the mother of Jesse Romero, demanded justice for her son.
BY Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression (CAARPR) | Chicago, IL | 10/06/16
Fight Back News Service is circulating the an Oct. 6 statement from the Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression (CAARPR).
BY staff | San Jose, CA | 9/22/16
After the police killing of two more Black men in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 21, Masao Suzuki, chair of the Joint Nationalities Commission of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, condemned the epidemic of police crimes and urged people to build the movement.
BY staff | Los Angeles, CA | 9/02/16
In Boyle Heights, on Monday night, Aug. 29, a 100 people, youth and veterans, gathered at the PUENTE Learning Center to celebrate the 46th Chicano Moratorium. Organized by Centro CSO, the event was energetic and empowering.