Labor Solidarity

California: Stand with San Quintín Farmworkers! #BoycottDriscollsContinues

Rally and Protest at Driscoll’s Berry Store and Distribution Center
Saturday, October 15 at 1pm
1750 San Juan Road, Aromas, CA

On October 15 there is a call for an International Day of Action to support the 80,000 farmworkers and their families in San Quintín Valley, Mexico with the message that the boycott of Driscoll’s Berries continues full force until there is a union contract.

Currently, farmworkers toil 12 to 15 hours a day in the fields for as little as $6/day. Many are not provided social security, health insurance or any type of job security. For more information on the working conditions in San Quintín and the farmworkers struggle, see The San Quintín Rebellion.


Resistance from Califas to Oaxaca

On Friday, July 15, 150 people took the streets in an unpermitted march in San Francisco’s Mission District against state-sanctioned police murders of Black, Brown and poor people in the US and in solidarity with the ongoing rebellion in Oaxaca, Mexico, which has become increasingly radicalized and widespread since it began with the teachers strike on May 15th against a new educational reform. The march highlighted the 14 comrades brutally murdered by the Mexican state and visited the sites of the murders of both Amilcar Pérez-López and Luis Góngora Pat at the hands of the San Francisco police department.


San Francisco: Solidarity March and Rally With Oaxacan Uprising

Friday, July 15
24th St. BART Plaza
San Francisco

A teachers strike that began on May 15 has grown into a widespread rebellion in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. 14 compañeros have been killed by the state, including 12 in a massacre on June 19.

Join us on Friday, July 15 at 7pm at the 24th St. BART Plaza in San Francisco to mark two months since the strike began as we march in defiance of state repression and in solidarity with our compañerxs on the barricades in Oaxaca.


Total Solidarity with the Anti-Fascist Struggle

The collective behind the bilingual website El Enemigo Común expresses its total solidarity with all those who showed up in Sacramento on Sunday, June 26 to shut down the white supremacist rally planned by the neo-Nazi Traditionalist Workers Party. In particular, we send strong support to everyone who was injured by either police or neo-Nazis, especially the nine compañerxs whose wounds required hospitalization. We encourage everyone who is able to donate to the anti-fascist medical fund and/or take action in one of the ways described here.

While our focus is on spreading news and information about resistance and repression in Mexico, we understand that solidarity is not dictated by borders and geographies. True solidarity means action. As such, members of our collective were present at the successful shut down of fascists in Sacramento and we all remain committed to supporting those who were wounded, those who are currently being targeted by fascists, and those who may be targeted by the state.

Labor Repression

Peace Police and Counterinsurgency in Salinas

[ Peace Police Distribute the “Rules of Conduct” ]

By Bradley Allen

On Thursday, May 22, a “Massive March Against Salinas Police Brutality!!” was announced for Sunday, May 25 in response to the Salinas Police Department killing three people within the last three months. Some of the march organizers, in collaboration with nonprofit agencies, politicians, and the Salinas Police Department, worked to change the messaging of the protest, and the ‘March Against Salinas Police Brutality‘ became the pacified ‘March for Respect, Dignity and Justice.’

On March 20, SPD killed 42-year-old Angel Francisco Ruiz outside of a Wingstop restaurant, and on May 9, SPD killed 26-year-old Osman Hernandez outside of a Mi Pueblo Market. On Tuesday, May 20, police killed 44-year-old Carlos Mejia outside of Delícía’s Bakery at the corner of Del Monte and North Sanborn. Although videos show the police ruthlessly killing Mr. Mejia, Salinas Police Chief Kelly McMillin has been working to cover-up the truth of what really happened, and stated that Mr. Mejia was the aggressor and that he attacked the police.