Radicals In Anaheim: Worker Student Alliance Joins Huizar and Acevedo To Celebrate Anaheim Riots

I posted the other day about the radical manifesto issued by Donna Castro Acevedo and Genevieve Huizar, calling on “the people of Southern California” to descend on Anaheim on July 21 to honor last year’s Anaheim riots and proclaim the struggle against the “epidemic of police brutality” and the racist power structure. I guess it’s still 1969 in some corners of the universe.

Among those joining in proletarian solidarity with Huizar and Acevedo is the Worker Student Alliance, UC Irvine Chapter. Here is their logo:

WSA logo
That’s an M-14 automatic rifle in the logo. Not exactly a peace sign.

Which befits a radical left-wing group that seems to spend all of its time struggling against this and struggling against that. Struggling and struggles are very big on the Left.

According to the Worker Student Alliance blog:

The Worker-Student Alliance (WSA) is an organization that actively fights inequality through multi-racial, anti-sexist, working class solidarity. We put on political events on campus and outreach to middle and high school students in working-class communities. WSA has organized with food service and landscaping workers for the explicit purpose of ending UCI’s racist and super-exploitative outsourcing. We speak out against wars fought for profit and stop our youth from sacrificing themselves and killing their working-class brothers and sisters around the world through active counter-military recruitment.

WSA fights not just garden variety exploitative outsourcing, but super-exploitative outsourcing. I didn’t realize there were gradations of exploitation.

Among WSA’s recent struggles: the struggle against the super-exploitation of landscape workers:

The Struggle Continues…

After a full year of political struggle across four UC campuses—Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Berkley [sic], and Irvine—workers and students forced the state to approve an estimated $8.5 million to improve the working conditions of the UC’s most exploited service workers. This effort consisted of numerous rallies, petitions, letters to the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor, banner droppings, a storming of the administration building. Only after a year did the state approve the funds necessary to in-house the workers. Included in these funds was the money necessary for the insourcing of our own Commercial Landscaping Service (CLS) Workers.

Sure, on one hand these kids sound like the middle-class socialist brat in the old Oingo Boingo song “Capitalism.” No doubt, apologists for this crusade against lawful authority will try to dismiss it as such. But little socialists tend to grow up to be big socialists, and after graduation go on to get jobs as union and community organizers. Their ideology and rhetoric seems archaic and silly to the Average Joe and Jane, but this is the basic philosophy animating the coalition of left-wing activists and groups attempting to push a range of policies on Anaheim. These are the kind of folks for whom the passing of an oppressive thug like Hugo Chavez was an occasion for sadness.

Huizar and Acevedo haven’t disavowed their association with these radicals or their beliefs. As time goes by, it stands to reason they share their radical world-view.


  1. I photographed a Travelers gangbanger drug dealer yesterday at Little People’s Park near the children’s playground. He was very angry. Today I photographed his homies in front of the liquor store and they yelled, “You can’t photo us, that’s illegal! Photos and comments coming June 18.

  2. Hi Matthew, since you are so into the cold war theme set, I’ve always had a nagging question especially for my fellow Americans of Republican persuasion: How did we claim to be so against communism (a sentiment I share by the way) to the tune of spending billions of dollars and losing countless lives while at the same time slowly making China (the remaining communist super-power) our largest creditor?We fought communism while borrowing so much from communists. Off topic but interested in what my new Republican friends here think?

    time from communists. I knpw it’s

  3. That’s an M1 Garand, the tool that beat the Nazis and the communists in Korea. Also, peace, not piece. (Feel free to delete. I don’t have your email)

  4. This has to stop – the residents of Anaheim need to call on Mayor Tait to urge these women to stop this madness. He is clearly very close to both of them, as well as Los Amigos who hosts their press conferences. His and Lorri Galloway’s organization Take Back Anaheim is run by a woman who is also calling for this “revolution” in July. Mayor Tait, and Mayor Tait alone, should stand up for our city and urge them to stop this activity. It is putting too many people in harms way. Mayor Tait – are you listening? Please stand up for the residents of Anaheim. If you don’t and the violence escalates – it is you who will be held accountable.

  5. Thank you Anaheim First – well said. I’ve never seen the culture in Anaheim this negative and this isn’t about police conduct. This is about antagonizers and politics. No Mayor in Anaheim’s history would tolerate this behavior and stay silent. Mayor Tait – you need to hold a press conference and make it clear that Anaheim is not the place to stage this propaganda. Many of my neighbors and I would also like to see you disassociate yourself with that organization Take Back Anaheim – what a farce. It’s time to lead Mayor Tait and stop pandering to a very select few malcontents.

  6. Cynthia Ward stood shoulder to shoulder with Donna Castro Acevedo at her recent press conference following the Los Amigos meeting last week and Tom Tait invited Donna Castro Acevedo to attend his campaign launch for reelection at the Ranch in Anaheim last month. Both have been silent on this clear and orchestrated effort by Castro-Acevedo to instigate unrest in Anaheim – even thought Ward is lighting up the comment section of other articles that posted today – she is silent on this issue. I know many city employees and residents who would like to hear from them on this issue. Do they support this “revolution” on our streets or not? It’s time to hear from Mayor Tait and his supporters (all who are not directly related to him) most recently lead by Cynthia Ward.

  7. James Robert Reade

    Almighty Eternal God, we pray You grant the Soul of Genevieve the comfort of Your embrace and restore life as it was in its most glorious day with her son Manuel as it is in Your plan to bring peace on earth as it is in heaven. For this we pray through Jesus, Amen.

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