We have just received word that Roger Lee is going to meet with Serve the People – Los Angeles’ People’s Committee tenants of 1330/1350 Pleasant Ave.
Earlier today Roger Lee’s lawyer Rose informed us that he has been receiving threatening phone calls, menacing mail and even visits to his private home – holy crap! Obviously, all this must be troubling for him. He is worried about his well being. (But what about the well being of the tenants who would be displaced from his constant rent increases?!) They wish for it to stop. When a capitalist-slumlord gets just a small taste of the violence their class inflicts upon working-class tenants, they want the world to stop.
But check it out: the people of Boyle Heights aren’t fucking around anymore. Once a call is issued for revolutionary support in working-class struggles, especially the working-class tenant struggle, the militant masses unleash their fury. And nothing short of victory will quench that fury.
We agreed to temporarily take down his phone number and the propaganda naming him, as well as encourage the anonymous mass militants who have been taking matter into their own hands to cease all attacks for now.
While there is no set date for the meeting with Roger Lee, we were assured it will happen as soon as possible. If we do not receive confirmation of a date for the agreed meeting – like what initially happened with Frank BJ Turner of 1815 E. 2nd St with the rent-strikers – then oh man oh man oh man; we will have no choice but to resume the strategic offensive of the campaign.
Long live the People’s Committees!
Victory to the working class of Boyle Heights!
Dare to struggle, dare to win!