The power and corruption of big institutions was once far greater, says Robert Gottlieb, a historian of the L.A. Times. Then, as now, social movements are our best defense.
Since 2002, USC has spent more than $550 million on its police force. Community critics say armed officers feel more like an occupying force than a security necessity.
Will the school bond’s failure serve as a wake-up call to pass a Proposition 13 reform initiative in November?
Borrowing tactics from the Occupy and labor movements, a coalition of faculty and anti-gentrification activists has set up a tent city outside the University of Southern California. Their proclaimed target: USC’s culture of greed and opaqueness.