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Mike Davis, RIP

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On October 27, 2022
Before too much time passes, we need to note the passing of the great leftist writer Mike Davis, who has influenced so many of us. He was best known for his two epic books on Los Angeles, loathed by the city’s endless booster class. City of Quartz and Ecology of Fear. Pieces in these books, […]
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SWAT

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On July 13, 2016
Worth remembering in this age of extreme police militarization that the concept of the SWAT team came straight out of the LAPD after Watts in the mind of a very nice man named Daryl Gates. In case you forgot the details of Gates’ reign of terror over black communities as LAPD chief between 1978 and […]

L.A.’s Sweatshops

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On April 11, 2016

In Out of Sight, I discuss how consumers need to understand how their clothes are made and the tremendous costs of not knowing that information. Of course, much of this is because clothing production

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On June 15, 1990, 400 striking janitors in Los Angeles who had organized with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and were trying to secure a contract with International Service Systems (ISS), who had the contract to clean many of the city’s downtown office buildings, were beaten by police as they attempted to cross a […]
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