LA riots

Love & Rage Vol. 2 No. 5, May 1991

Vol 2, Issue 5 of Love & Rage, with reports from a student strike at CUNY, letters including criticism of L&R's position on the Gulf War, the beating of Rodney King, the struggle for abortion in Poland, Chris Day on democracy in local groups, the ABC column of prison news including John Perotti's hunger strike and a critique from Bob McGlynn about the lack of prisoner support, a long article on ecology, critical thinking and utopia, notes of revolt including two sailors charged with mutiny and sabotage of the train tracks outside a naval base, and the On Gogol Boulevard column with anarchist news from Poland, Hungary and Slovenia.

The LA Riots and the Politics of Autonomy - Robert Borg

Looting during LA riots

Robert Borg on the LA Riots, from London Notes #1, 1992.

"NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!" - Harry Cleaver

Looting during LA riots

Harry Cleaver on the LA Riots, from London Notes #1 1992.

The LA gang truce and uprising of 1992 - Davey D & Twilight Bey

An interview with Twilight Bey, a former gang member involved in negotiating the truce, on the LA gang truce and uprising of 1992. This interview was first conducted on the 10-year anniversary of the uprising in April 2002, and was archived at indybay.org.

“No Humans Involved”: An Open Letter to my Colleagues

Sylvia Wynter

A letter by Sylvia Wynter written in response to the Los Angeles riots in 1992.

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.