Libertad para Gladis! Fuego Contra ICE!

“Sin lucha, no hay victoria!”

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Únete a nosotros a medida que creamos más apoyo comunitario para Gladis Hernandez, la madre de cuatro hijos y vendedora ambulante, que fue brutalmente tomada por Inmigracion/ICE.

También haremos alcance con los vendedores ambulantes locales para que sepamos cómo prepararnos y defendernos contra ICE por cualquier medio necesario

Domingo, 19 de agosto a las 6 p.m., en frente del LA Memorial Coliseum donde Gladis fue tomada por ICE.

“Sin lucha, no hay victoria!”

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Join us as we build more community support for Gladis Hernandez, the mother of four and street vendor, who was viciously taken by ICE recently.

Serve the People – Los Angeles will be outreaching to local street vendors as well so that we know how to prepare and defend ourselves by any means necessary against ICE.

Sunday, August 19, in front of the LA Memorial Coliseum where Gladis was taken on Figueroa Street and Martin Luther King Jr Blvd at 6 p.m.

“Without struggle, there is no victory!”

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Free Gladis: Build the People’s Revolutionary Defense Units!

People say California is supposed to be a “Sanctuary State,” or Los Angeles is supposed to be a “Sanctuary City.” The contradiction is stark and offensive. There is no sanctuary! There is no peace! There is no justice for undocumented working-class immigrants in this country. There is only struggle. Without struggle, there is no victory.

Gladis Areli Hernandes Amaya was stopped by law enforcement or private security in front of the LA Memorial Coliseum as she was selling hot dogs with her family. Law enforcement, then, handed her over to ICE. She is currently being detained in the private ICE Adelanto Detention Center.

Her family is struggling to get by without their mother. Her husband, Ernesto, is also a street vendor but understandably doesn’t sell in Los Angeles anymore due to the fear of being torn away from their four children.

This is the continued war against undocumented working-class immigrants by ICE and the U.S. Government. It is a federal war but it is also a local war- with City and police against street vendors.

People say California is supposed to be a “Sanctuary State,” or Los Angeles is supposed to be a “Sanctuary City.” The contradiction is stark and offensive. There is no sanctuary! There is no peace! There is no justice for undocumented working-class immigrants in this country. There is only struggle. Without struggle, there is no victory.

Serve the People – Los Angeles is working on organizing People’s Revolutionary Defense Units to fight against ICE raids and kidnappings by any means necessary. There is nothing else to do but help and defend each other while we organize in confronting the enemy of the people.

Please spread the word! There will be upcoming actions and more fundraising efforts. We need help in raising legal fees as well as bail, a total of approximately $10,000, as soon as possible.

GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/free-gladis-from-ice-detention

Gladis Areli Hernandes Amaya fue detenida por la policia en frente del LA Memorial Coliseum mientras vendía hot dogs con su familia. La policia o seguridad privada, entonces, la entregó a ICE. Actualmente está detenida en el centro privado de detención en Adelanto.

Su familia está luchando para mantener sin su madre. Su esposo, Ernesto, también es vendedor ambulante, pero dejó de vender en Los Ángeles debido al temor de ser arrancado de sus cuatro hijos.

Esta es la guerra continua contra los inmigrantes indocumentados de la clase trabajadora por ICE y el gobierno de los Estados Unidos. Es una guerra federal, pero también es una guerra local, con la Ciudad y la policía contra los vendedores ambulantes.

La gente dice que California supuestamente es un “Estado Santuario”, o que Los Ángeles supuestamente es “Ciudad Santuario”. La contradicción es dura y ofensiva. ¡No hay santuario! ¡No hay paz! No hay justicia para los inmigrantes indocumentados de la clase trabajadora en este país. Solo hay lucha. Sin lucha, no hay victoria.

Servir al Pueblo – Los Angeles está organizando las Unidades de Defensa Populares Revolucionarias para luchar contra las redadas y secuestros de ICE por cualquier medio necesario. No hay nada más que hacer que ayudar y defendernos mientras nos organizamos para enfrentar al enemigo del pueblo.

¡Pasa la voz! Habrá próximas acciones y más esfuerzos de recaudación de fondos. Necesitamos ayuda para aumentar los costos legales y la fianza, un total de aproximadamente $10,000, tan pronto como sea posible.

GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/free-gladis-from-ice-detention

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May Day speech: Rise up, soldiers of the people: May Day belongs to the working class!

We demanded discipline like a military command but we also offered compassion because the masses are hungry. They are hungry for both sustenance as well as theory – not like how these dumb fucks would trick us into believing “the masses can’t eat theory” yet we see them clamor to transformation and the politics of liberation. These other activists justify their inaction and cowardice by saying the masses aren’t ready for revolutionary theory or revolution. But through our work we see the opposite. Cast away these fools. Cast away the politics of capitalism – anything that tricks the working class into staying home, not studying, not transforming themselves and their struggles into trenches of combat.

The following was delivered as a speech on May Day in Boyle Heights as part of the Red Guards – Los Angeles-led march and rally. We were honored to participate and we will continue to work alongside our comrades! Together, and most importantly with the militant participation of the masses, we will rid Boyle Heights of all the parasitic slumlords, gentrifiers and ICE terrorists!

Rise up, soldiers of the people: May Day belongs to the working class!

We give militant greetings to all the militants and the masses of Boyle Heights!

May Day, as we all know, is an important day of sacrifice and victory for the working class; not just here in LA, but across the world.

We are here today in the spirit of rebellion – a rebellion that lives inside the veins of our people, the masses of Boyle Heights. As the sun rises and sets  can we say we don’t struggle on any given moment, any given day?

Struggle is all we have known and all we will ever know. Let’s not shy away from that shit. This is how things are but like all things it can change and we must change.

Change comes from struggle. Wherever there is conflict, there is change – whether it is between a slumlord and a tenant or a worker and their boss or an undocumented working-class immigrant and ICE.  Let’s rejoice that we are in struggle. It’s brought us victory, not just defeat. It has brought us here today and will carry us to tomorrow!

This year, 2018, has brought us an end, but a necessary end so we could make room for another beginning. This year we stopped our food distributions. After two years of weekly food distributions – about 40 bags per week, every week,  serving more than 2,000 people in a year. We came to realize that this wasn’t working. We weren’t reaching our goals: creating militant soldiers of and for the people to bring us independence and closer to revolution in this country, under this inhumane system. Handing out bags of food wasn’t creating militants. It was only re-creating individuals. This was one of our main problems. Instead of creating bags for each other, many community members would create their own bags of food and guard them. We tried to reform this individualism by implementing rules to squash it. But individualism, like all creations under capitalism, is only destroyed through real working-class struggle. Struggle was a missing part of the food distribution. Really, it was like a weekly guaranteed victory. The masses became dependent on us like a charity with only a few becoming independent revolutionaries. We demanded discipline like a military command but we also offered compassion because the masses are hungry. They are hungry for both sustenance as well as theory – not like how these dumb fucks would trick us into believing “the masses can’t eat theory” yet we see them clamor to transformation and the politics of liberation. These other activists justify their inaction and cowardice by saying the masses aren’t ready for revolutionary theory or revolution. But through our work we see the opposite. Cast away these fools. Cast away the politics of capitalism – anything that tricks the working class into staying home, not studying, not transforming themselves and their struggles into trenches of combat. 

However, we’ve learned , even though we can be stubborn. Once you give the masses the weapons to use against those that oppress them, then gah-damn you’ve done something, something permanent. Worthy of a moment of pride, and a subsequent speech.

Look around you. Do you know where you are. But really, really know it, like grasping what this neighborhood actually is and that the masses are the only force that gives it definition?

Boyle Heights is a battlefield that is part of a larger class war. Gentrification is just a concentrated form of class struggle at the community level. Gentrification, like all things that are reactionary, will inevitably fall. But it won’t fall by itself – only an organized and committed army that is willing to push can make things fall!

This will be done, in part, by our People’s Committees – with the very first committee being formed at the Pleasant Avenue apartments. The tenants of Pleasant Avenue have been neglected for years by a slumlord who still dared to raise their rents! Fuck that! You don’t get a bonus for letting your apartment buildings deteriorate while tenants suffer from your greed. So what did we do? We gathered the scattered anger of the tenants and organized it! Through struggles, the tenants began to realize their power, like a sleeping giant waking up. The committee held a small protest with 30 people for about two hours in front of slumlord Roger Lee’s office. Unsurprisingly, he was missing! He was afraid of the torrent of working-class power coming from the committee members. If we were slumlords (thankfully we’re not, eww) and our tenants were militantly confronting security guards and holding signs saying “Down with Roger Lee”, we would also be shaking! This small flex of force gave the tenants years of what was stolen from them. Slumlord Lee quickly began repairing the apartments and lowered the rent increase from $140 to $70. What a nice and generous guy! 30 people, two hours, and small displays of militancy conquered so much. So imagine 60 people, four hours, even more militancy. Imagine the fear this slumlord would feel then! Imagine how much more the tenants could conquer! As we’ve stated elsewhere, “Numbers and force are the only things that have changed history. Nothing else is effective in fighting gentrification.”

The committee knows that it can shake the world. A few repairs and a fraction of a rent increase is far from what we want. When we asked the tenants if they were satisfied, they responded “No”! When we asked what they wanted, a resounding “Everything” was heard. So when slumlord Roger Lee and the other slumlords (we’re coming for you – your days are numbered) ask us what we want, that will be our answer – everything! If our demands are not met, we will reassure these slumlords that there are militants who are not afraid to struggle, who are not afraid of a jail cell or even death if it means serving the people! All slumlords who do not end their corrupt and shitty ways will be washed away by the torrent of working-class tenants and the militants. Let us also remind slumlords like Roger Lee that the militant masses are growing and aligning themselves to our leadership. Today, there might be a handful of militants but tomorrow, we are certain there will be more – an army, eventually. In Boyle Heights and throughout the world, there is an ever-growing army who fight for the conquest of one thing – everything!

Long live Serve the People – Los Angeles!

Long Live the Peoples Committees!

Long live the militant masses who defend the people!

Shake the World!

An end to the ceasefire with Roger Lee: all-out war against slumlords

Call, mail or better yet visit the offices of Roger Lee: 17700 Castleton St, Industry, CA 91748-1705. Third floor, Suite 358. Office phone number: (626) 964-0999, ask for Roger Lee.

Copy and paste, share far and wide. The more people hear about this injustice, the more pressure he will be to sit down and hear the grievances of his tenants!

Yesterday Roger Lee’s lawyer, Rose, told Serve the People – Los Angeles’ People’s Committees that Roger does not have time to meet with the tenants and that he will not be waiving the rent hikes, not now, not ever.

And, so, with grave concern we told his lawyer that we will be calling an end to the ceasefire and resuming actions against Roger Lee. Come what may.

To the people of Boyle Heights: what have we learned from the battle and rent strike at 1815 E. 2nd Street against landlord Frank “BJ” Turner? What do we know already about the laws of physics – that every action has an opposite and equal re-action.

Welp. Here we are.

To the militant masses of Boyle Heights and all of Los Angeles: resume the campaign to pressure Roger Lee to sit down with us and his tenants, to stop raising the rent, to repair their homes! Call, mail and visit his office! Strike with chaos! Make slumlords tremble!

To Roger Lee: not wanting to meet with your very own tenants is an act of cowardice and arrogance. It’s unforgivable. As we have said previously: “It must be understood that we are not a force that can be tamed. A fury of centuries lives in our veins, explodes in our hearts. A fury that eagerly yearns to be strategically released as if it had a life of its own. Any tactic to destroy us will only aid us in our construction.”

Call, mail or better yet visit the offices of Roger Lee: 17700 Castleton St, Industry, CA 91748-1705. Third floor, Suite 358. Office phone number: (626) 964-0999, ask for Roger Lee.

Copy and paste, share far and wide. The more people hear about this injustice, the more pressure he will be to sit down and hear the grievances of his tenants!

Long live the united and militant people!

Ayer, el abogado de Roger Lee, Rose, le dijo a El Comité Popular de Servir al Pueblo – Los Angeles que Roger no tiene tiempo para reunirse con los inquilinos y que no renunciará al aumento de la renta, ni ahora, ni nunca.

Y, entonces, con grave preocupación, le dijimos a su abogado que pondría fin al alto el fuego y reanudaríamos las acciones contra Roger Lee. Pase lo que pase.

Para el pueblo de Boyle Heights: ¿qué hemos aprendido de la batalla y huelga de renta en 1815 E. 2nd Street contra el propietario Frank “BJ” Turner? ¿Qué sabemos ya sobre las leyes de la física? Que cada acción tiene una reacción opuesta e igual.

Entonces. Aquí estamos.

 

A las masas militantes de Boyle Heights y todos Los Angeles: reanudar la campaña para presionar a Roger Lee a sentarse con nosotros y sus inquilinos, para dejar de aumentar la renta y reparar sus apartamentos. ¡Llama, envía por correo y visita su oficina! ¡Huelga con caos! ¡Haz temblar a los dueños desgraciados!

Para Roger Lee: no querer encontrarse con sus propios inquilinos es un acto de cobardía y arrogancia. Es imperdonable. Como dijimos anteriormente: “Se debe entender que no somos una fuerza que pueda ser domesticada. Una furia de siglos vive en nuestras venas, explota en nuestros corazones. Una furia que anhela ser lanzada estratégicamente como si tuviera un vida propia. Cualquier táctica para destruirnos solo nos ayudará en nuestra construcción “.

Llama, envía por correo o visita la oficina de Roger Lee: 17700 Castleton St, Industry, CA 91748-1705. Tercer piso, Suite 358. El número de teléfono de la oficina: (626) 964-0999, pregunte por Roger Lee.

Copie y pegue, comparta por todas partes. ¡Cuanta más gente escuche sobre esta injusticia, más presión tendrá para sentarse y escuchar las quejas de sus inquilinos!

¡Viva el pueblo militante e unido!

 

 

Seizing the moment: Building the People’s Committees as fighting working-class organizations

On April 3 we received a call from slumlord Lee’s lawyer who spoke in a frightened and hurried voice asking us if we were planning on vandalizing the apartment buildings because a sergeant from the LAPD had called her and said STPLA’s People’s Committee was planning to do just that! What deh ferk. Who do they think they’re kidding? What do we have to gain from that? Why would we vandalize the very homes of the tenant-members of our own People’s Committees? We’re crazy, not dumb. (We are los pocos pero locos) C’mon people!

The following is a brief update on Serve the People – Los Angeles’ (STPLA) new project of building People’s Committees from the tenant struggle against slumlords, gentrification and ultimately capitalism.

The tenant struggle most be transformed into the workers struggle. Instead of exclusively focusing on winning victories over slumlords or greedy landlords, we should be transforming those tenants into soldiers for the people and bringing them to the forefront of all anti-gentrification and anti-capitalist fronts.

We aim to do just that. We aim to move from building to building in all of Boyle Heights, and then eventually beyond. Leaving a trail of slumlords and property managers.

  1. Update on the People’s Committees

On March 19, STPLA’s People’s Committees led an action in front of slumlord Chih Wei “Roger” Lee’s offices in City of Industry. In this action, with the militant participation of Defend Boyle Heights, particularly members of the O.V.A.S. and Union de Vecinos, alongside the Los Angeles Tenants Union and the tenants of the run-down 1330 and 1350 Pleasant Avenue buildings demanded an end to their squalor living conditions and an end to the constant rent increases.

The action was lively, energetic, and successful! It reaffirmed several things, one of them being the necessity of militancy in our movement. Tenants are angry. Let’s not stamp out the fire of their anger. Let’s fan the flames!

This universal truth was expressed through the tenant’s courageous and creative demonstration that day. Tenants led shouting matches against antagonistic security guards that acted like a self-appointed guardians of capital and slumlords. They led groups in chanting, speaking on the issues and why this was necessary, and even defended comrades that were assaulted by a security guard.

In one instance a security guard charged community members and allies with vandalism, stating that we had been the ones who wrote “Roger Lee 187” (he showed us a picture) and other art produced by anonymous supporters. We told him that the protest had been a public event and that people throughout the community of Boyle Heights have finally had enough and will do whatever necessary to defend their neighbors. Security continued rambling on how the action was illegal and that we were trespassing, but the community let him know that we clearly did not give a fuck, that we only care about what is right!

The same guard kept attempting to obstruct the protest, to disallow tenants and allies from going up to Roger Lee’s office on the third floor. He even turned off the elevator when we stormed it. But then other supporters ran to the stairway and quickly attempted to enter but the guard was faster than he looked. This is where it perhaps got the most confrontational. A few more security guards put their bodies in front of the stairway door, but supporters did not give up. The most antagonistic guard began physically shoving one of our members and then our supporters began defending her. Eventually the guards relented and a few of us made it up the stairs. In an act of capitulation and desperation, one member was even escorted up to Roger Lee’s office by the guard and was even allowed inside to verify that he wasn’t hiding under his desk. As we were rallying and protesting, property managers and security guards called the County Sheriffs on us. Approximately six cruisers waited outside.

We were happy yet disappointment to report to the protesters in the first floor lobby that Roger Lee was not there. Happy he was too scared to show up. Disappointment that we couldn’t show him just how upset his tenants were. Nonetheless, we were behind enemy lines. That is one advantage the enemy, currently, does not have over us.

This courageous yet small action proved to be effective. Slumlord Lee quickly began fixing the apartments of Pleasant Avenue, almost immediately afterward. Additionally, he had his lawyer call us by phone and offered a decrease in the rent hike from $140 to $70, and has even offered a 1 year contract to all tenants promising not to raise rent more than $30-$50 dollars (however, to date, no tenant has received that promise in writing)!

This all happened within a handful days of the action. We remind you, months and years had passed without the slumlord even attempting to fix anything. Many tenants had car stereos, tools, cars and motorcycles, and other property stolen. They have caught people using drugs and drinking in the dark corners of the apartment parking garages. Tenants had even gone to the hospital due to gas leaks, and much more! Nothing had happened until now!

This strategic retreat by the slumlord, which is objectively a small win for all the tenants, whether through cowardice or through strategic planning, has won over a few tenants and made them feel at ease for the time being; this feeling is especially true among tenants who were unsure of whether or not they were going to participate.

But others continue to know that the struggle is not even close to being over. They continue to demand that they deserve everything from this slumlord, starting with a zero rent increase, and no more rent increases indefinitely, all in writing! They know that this action was just a small beginning. They know that so much has been won with just a tiny action that only gave a small taste of what is to come – if we should continue the struggle. They know that a landlord that is willing to lose roughly $36,120 a year (due to waving the $70 off the rent increase for approximately 43 units) without shedding a tear, can and will lose much more if the struggle continues.

  1. With struggle comes fear – without struggle there is only failure

The People’s Committee struggle has also, apparently, caught the attention of the Los Angeles Pig Department. Not only have they been recording us at public gatherings like Defend Boyle Heights meetings, alongside our comrades, they are also apparently spreading rumors to the slumlord himself! They see a small flex of force on our part that is apparently capable of moving mountains. Imagine our full creative potential?

On April 3 we received a call from slumlord Lee’s lawyer who spoke in a frightened and hurried voice asking us if we were planning on vandalizing the apartment buildings because a sergeant from the LAPD had called her and said STPLA’s People’s Committee was planning to do just that! What deh ferk. Who do they think they’re kidding? What do we have to gain from that? Why would we vandalize the very homes of the tenant-members of our own People’s Committees? We’re crazy, not dumb. (We are los pocos pero locos) C’mon people!

But think about that. Why would LAPD start this rumor? What do they have to gain from that?

It’s outrageous! If true, this was a clear pig tactic to implement confusion and paint our organization as anti-people and hazardous. Regardless if it was true or not that the cops called Roger Lee’s lawyer, we must take note of these (potential?) tactics as a clear escalation of opposition from the pigs against the struggling tenants and our organization. It’s evident we scare them, from the manager to the landlord – and it’s (allegedly?) causing concern to the local pigs as well. But we won’t be fooled by their tricks! Shit’s crystal clear. We expect LAPD to wage, or begin waging, more tactics against the struggling people. Pig is a pig and will oink like a pig. With struggle comes fear and it is evident we are not the ones who are afraid. We don’t fear, we dare. But without struggle there is only failure.

  1. On to the next: Onward with the Peoples Committees!

It must be understood that we are not a force that can be tamed. A fury of centuries lives in our veins, explodes in our hearts. A fury that eagerly yearns to be strategically released as if it had a life of its own. Any tactic to destroy us will only aid us in our construction. These tactics allegedly by the LAPD, whether purposely or incidentally, continue to give us a very clear example of who are our enemies.

They are targeting us, tenants themselves and those who are struggling alongside them! Tenants who have suffered for years under a slumlord that has only heeded their calls after they became organized. What role do the pigs play in this? Whether they consider themselves good or bad people, even if they love their families, take their dogs on walks, smile at immigrant vendors and tell their parents they love them? What role are they plaing in this situation? They are in every instance the enemy! They are the enemy when fighting for basic needs that tenants have been demanded for years. They will be the enemy as this struggle continues to intensify – even if it comes to an end at 1330 and 1350 Pleasant Ave; their masters will tell them to jump and their pig brains will make them spring up enthusiastically like a pig hearing their feed hit the trough. They have nothing else to live for because they are already dead inside.

The lines between the masses and the militants are becoming blurred: the former self-destructing to construct the latter.

So what now? Largely, the answer depends on what the tenants of the People’s Committee decide and what is strategic for us. We can push ahead but absolutely not without their support. That would be bad leadership. We must develop the tenants to see the gains that have been made, the errors that have been committed, the world that belongs to us, and the world that we deserve. Tenants must see that the class struggles is in all things, including the tenant-landlord struggle. The tenants deserve more than just a measly $70 reduction in a rent hike! Tenants deserve more than repairs only after years of dangerous and squalor living conditions. We must seize this victory, this moment.

We have nothing. During a phone call Roger Lee’s lawyer asks, what do we want?

Let a resounding “Everything!” make the slumlords and capitalist-gentrifiers tremble with fear. Slumlords, we are coming for you.

Seize the Moment!

Blur the lines between the masses and the militants!

Long Live the People’s Committees!

Protest slumlord Chi Wei “Roger” Lee at his office Monday!

This fight is not about one building, one neighborhood or even one city. It is part of a national, even international, war against gentrification and displacement. And we will not go quietly. Since it is a war, we must transform ourselves to reflect that. Through the tenant struggle people’s soldiers will emerge!

WHO: Serve the People – Los Angeles’ People’s Committees with the tenants of 1330 and 1350 Pleasant Avenue.

WHAT: Protest in front of landlord Roger Lee’s office.

WHY: So that the landlord Roger Lee can begin fixing basic repairs and stop increasing the rent.

WHERE: In front of the offices of the owner Roger Lee at 17700 Castleton St, Industry, CA 91748-1705.

WHEN: This Monday, 3-19-18, 9 am – 12 pm.

This Monday morning – yes, this Monday! – come out and join Serve the People – Los Angeles’ People’s Committees with the tenants of 1330 and 1350 Pleasant Avenue as we protest in front of the offices of their slumlord Chi Wei “Roger” Lee.

We are demanding that Roger Lee immediately begin repairing the parking garage gates for both buildings. They are left wide open, and cars, motorcycles, stereos, tools and other property have been stolen from tenants!

One renter commented how people who don’t even live in the apartments go into the parking lot and drink and do drugs comfortably in the dimly-lit parking garage!

The buildings are in dire need of basic maintenance. The roof leaks in both darken hallways (most light fixtures have no lights), creating dangerous puddles.

And Roger Lee still has the nerve, the arrogance!, to raise rent every single year?! Tenants are being forced to pay $140, which started this month.

We look to the historic victory of the tenants and mariachis at 1815 E. 2nd Street who defeated their greedy capitalist-landlord, Frank “BJ Turner,” even though the building was not under rent control.

If they can do it, so can we. If we can do it, so can you.

This fight is not about one building, one neighborhood or even one city. It is part of a national, even international, war against gentrification and displacement. And we will not go quietly. Since it is a war, we must transform ourselves to reflect that. Through the tenant struggle people’s soldiers will emerge!

QUIEN: Los Comités del Pueblo de Servir al Pueblo – Los Angeles con los inquilinos de 1330 y 1350 Pleasant Avenue

QUE: A protestar en frente de las oficinas del dueño Roger Lee.

DONDE: En frente de la oficina del dueño, Roger Lee, 17700 Castleton St, Industry, CA 91748-1705.

CUANDO: Este lunes, 3-19-18, 9 am – 12 pm.

POR QUÉ: Para que el dueño, Roger Lee, pueda arreglar las reparaciones y dejar de aumentar la renta.

Este lunes por la mañana – sí, ¡este lunes! – venga y únase a los Comités del Pueblo de Servir al Pueblo – Los Angeles con los inquilinos de 1330 y 1350 Pleasant Avenue mientras protestamos frente a las oficinas del dueño Chi Wei “Roger” Lee.

Estamos exigiendo que Roger Lee comience inmediatamente a reparar las puertas del estacionamiento para ambos edificios, y otros asuntos también. ¡Se dejan abiertos, y los carros, motocicletas, estéreos, herramientas y otra propriedad han sido robados de los inquilinos!

Un inquilino comentó cómo las personas que ni viven en los apartamentos van al estacionamiento con poca luz y y se
emborrachan y drogan ahí con calma.

Los edificios necesitan urgentemente mantenimiento básico. El techo gotea en ambos pasillos oscurecidos (la mayoría de las lámparas no tienen luces), creando charcos peligrosos.

¡Y Roger Lee todavía tiene el valor, la arrogancia!, para aumentar la renta cada año! Empezando este mes de marzo, los inquilinos empezaron a pagar $140 de aumento de renta.

Miramos hacia la victoria histórica de los inquilinos y mariachis en 1815 E. 2nd Street que derrotó a su dueño-capitalista, Frank “BJ Turner”, y el edificio no estaba bajo control de renta.

Si ellos pueden hacerlo, nosotros tambien. Si podemos hacerlo, tú también puedes hacerlo.

Esta pelea no se trata de un edificio, un barrio o incluso una ciudad. Es parte de una guerra nacional, incluso internacional, contra la gentrificación y el desplazamiento. Y no vamos a ir en silencio. Como es una guerra, debemos transformarnos para reflejar eso. ¡A través de la lucha del inquilino, surgirán los soldados del pueblo!

 

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