Los Angeles is a gigantic city, full of little metropolises. Some Angelinos are extremely mobile, whizzing around the city while others may rarely leave the few square miles of their neighborhood due to economic reasons or simply because there is no need for them to do so. Often times groups of people in this city never meet. This means there could be a number of amazing projects happening simultaneously, popular and dynamic projects that may only be known to certain geographic/demographic groups in the city. Even if there is a large amount of people involved, if one is not moving in these circles, it might be difficult to participate. One of the reasons we feel this guide can be important is to help link up these various projects and also to document the anarchist movement in Los Angeles which many outsiders see as non-existent. It’s here, it just doesn’t look like what others are used to seeing.
The following list in by no means representative of all the various anarchist, anti-authoritarian and radical projects happening in the greater Los Angeles area. Despite numerous requests for submissions to this part of the guide, few groups or organizations responded.
ORGANIZATIONS AND COLLECTIVES
Anarchist Black Cross Federation-Los Angeles
Information on political prisoner support, origins of the ABC/ABCF, statements issued by the LA ABCF and historical information about the radical movement in Los Angeles.
Colectivo Acratas de Los Angeles
We are a group of autonomous comrades who like to hang out with each other, discuss radical politics, organize events/lectures/discussions/actions and eat good food.
Free Association of Anarchists
Los Angeles chapter of this mostly Bay Area-centered class struggle group.
P.O. Box 811064
Los Angeles, CA 90081
LA Workers Solidarity Alliance
Facebook pageAnti-state Marxist reading and discussion group which meets on Red Hill aka Barnsdall Park.
We are a collective seeking to establish an anarchist printing press & design studio in Riverside, CA.
Revolutionary Autonomous Communities-LA
A revolutionary federation of community councils and liberated spaces based in occupied communities made up of oppressed people of color.
Youth Justice Coaltion
INFOSHOPS AND SPACES
Blood Orange Infoshop (I.E.)
Centro de Comunicación Comunitaria
1214 East 1st Street, Boyle Heights, CA 90033
The physical hub for Producciones Cimarrón. This independent multimedia center is located in Boyle Heights. Currently the project is developing a community based video news show, video editing bays, audio production and info/book shop.
Info/Book Shop open on weekends from 11am-4pm.
Centro Cultural Papalut/Gaian Mind Gardens
3201 Maple Ave. L.A. 90055 C.A.
Collectively run space located in a large warehouse space offering silk-screening, activity space and a garden.
Chuco’s Justice Center
1137 E. Redondo Blvd.,
Inglewood, CA 90302
Home to Free High School of Los Angeles, Youth Justice Coalition and community space.
South Central Farm Centro
1702 E. 41st St
LOS ANGELES, CA 90058
Free Schools Figueroa Corridor
The philosophy has yet to be decided upon, but, generally, the urge is to create democratic, horizontal learning spaces where anyone who wants to can teach a class, take a class, or participate in the organizing of the learning collective.
Freedom Schools – Los Angeles
An autonomous, grassroots collective organized by community members, students, and educators to address the educational needs of our communities.
FOOD NOT BOMBS AND FOOD JUSTICE GROUPS
Guerilla Food Not Bombs
Santa Ana FNB (OC)
Serves every Sunday around 3pm at Civic Center Park in Santa Ana near the intersection of Civic Center & Ross, across from the library. Volunteers can meet them there to help serve and get more info.
Revolutionary Autonomous Communities-LA
Food distribution every Sunday at MacArthur Park at Wilshire and Park View St.
PUBLICATIONS AND DIGITAL MEDIA
A website which passionately has documented anarchist events in Los Angeles since the early 90s. Excellent source for photos of bookfairs and conferences.
Journal of Aesthetics and Protest
Los Angeles Anarchist
Calendar and blog covering anarchist events in Los Angeles
LA Eastside is a group blog started in 2008 to challenge the common media perceptions regarding the city of Los Angeles and to present a voice that is very common to most of us, yet is little heard on your average LA blogs. Many of us come from the Eastside, east of the LA River, but we get around to all parts of town. Our aim is to describe all of LA, as we see it, even as we endure the glare of indifference from the rest of the city. We understand being invisible in plain sight.
Los Angeles Indymedia Center
A non-commercial, democratic collective of Los Angeles area independent media makers and media outlets, and serves as the local organizing unit of the global Indymedia network.
Occupy Everything is an artist-run platform dedicated to militant research, critical pedagogy and public practices that include mediatic intervention, feminism and the anti-enclosure movement.