LA riots

No justice no peace: an eyewitness account of the LA riots

Scene from the LA riots

An anonymous eyewitness account of the riots which swept Los Angeles in the wake of the acquittal of the police who murdered Rodney King.

Smoke and ash: a Latino writer looks back at the 1992 Los Angeles uprising - Luis J. Rodriguez

An article by Luis J. Rodriguez about Latino participation, and reasons for this, in the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Three days that shook the new world order

A lengthy essay, first published in Race Traitor, and one of the more intelligent pieces written on the 1992 LA riots.

No we can’t all just get along: hip hop, gang unity and the LA rebellion

Excerpts focusing on the lead-up and aftermath of the LA riots from Jeff Changs Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation,

From passive to active spectacle: afterimages of the LA riots

Oakland based Research & Destroy write about the Los Angeles riots and spectacle.

20 Years Later: the Los Angeles riots, hip-hop, rage and Trayvon Martin

A post about the Los Angeles riots, hip-hop and race in America.

Waiting for the barbarians - Jaime Semprun

In this essay written after the LA Riots of 1992, Jaime Semprun expresses a pessimistic view of the new "barbarians", the uncivilized youth who according to him have been economically marginalized by capitalism but also socially integrated by the spectacle of power and violence, and compares their social dislocation and nihilism with Hannah Arendt's characterization of the preconditions for the mass psychology of totalitarianism ("isolation and the absence of normal social relations").

California dreaming

Subversion on the class elements of the LA riots of 1992.

Looting: a Martian perspective

A comic by H. D'Andrade looking at the looting during the 1992 LA riots.

1992: The LA riots

A brief account of the six days of rioting which set Los Angeles aflame following the acquittal of four police officers who were filmed beating black motorist Rodney King.