Melina Abdullah

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Melina Abdullah is a Los Angeles activist.

Police raid

The morning of August 12, 2020 the private residence of Black Lives Matter - Los Angeles co-founder Dr. Melina Abdullah was swarmed by an LAPD SWAT team. With their semi-automatic rifles pointed at her home, the team stood surrounding her home in tactical gear.

“We looked out the front window, and two officers stood and put their assault rifles and pointed them directly at us," Abdullah said at a Cal State L.A. press conference. "And I realized they came for me. And they called out my address, said everyone needed to come out with their hands up.”

On the evening of August 12, Abdullah went live on her Instagram account thanking the over 300 people who privately messaged her after the swarm attack by LAPD SWAT. Abdullah stated on Instagram live that the police lie and aren’t to be believed, regarding any of the particulars of the attack.

In the early hours of August 12th, an 911 call falsely reported that there was a hostage situation at Abdullah’s home. To this alleged call, LAPD SWAT responded by showing up at the residence.[1]

Opal Tometi at the UN

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Matt Meyer, July 13 2016;

Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi addressing the United Nations at the High Level UN@70 discussion on Human Rights at the Centre of the Global Agenda. She eloquently spoke for reparations, justice, an end to mass incarceration - and a connected analysis which includes struggle against white supremacy, capitalism, imperialism, and militarism. — with David Ragland, Signe Harriday, Nesrin Kenar, Meg Starr, Amilcar Shabazz, Johanna Fernandez, Ibrahim Shaw, Opal Tometi, Melina Abdullah, Cris Toffolo, Osagyefo Sekou, Emily Welty, Alicia Garza, Carlito Rovira, Cyril Obi, Mark Norris Lance, Stellan Vinthagen, Dequi Kioni-sadiki, Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) and International Peace Research Association - IPRA.

NoLimpicsLA

NOlympics LA held its first public forum on the LA 2024 2028 Olympic bid, August 2017,which provided the first truly open and accessible opportunity for our coalition and members of the public to address the negative consequences of a 2028 Olympics on all of Los Angeles. The evening centered on a series of panel discussions featuring representatives from our amazing partner organizations including the LA Tenants Union, Crenshaw Subway Coalition, BLM-LA, LA CAN, AF3IRM, Socialist Alternative, March and Rally LA, SAJE, Anti-Racist Action, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Ground Game LA. Guest speakers from the UCLA Departments of History and African-American Studies joined in as well for what was a spirited dissection of Olympic and Los Angeles history, declarations of where we are in 2017, and ideas for how to organize and improve our communities moving forward.[2]

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Left to right: David Stein (UCLA), Ace Katana (Ground Game LA), Michael Novick (Anti-Racist Action), John Motter ( Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America, Iraq Veterans Against the War), Melina Abdullah (Black Lives Matter LA).

"Radical Resistance"

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With Melina Abdullah, Pastor William D. Smart, Jr., Pastor Trembekila Smart, Anton Farmby.

BLM comrades

Nikita Mitchell September 18, 2017 ·

Yawl. Look at how cute our BLM squad is. Black folks from around the U.S and Canada is planning for victory yawl, in the Lumumba Center of all places (super critical piece).

Deep love to the folks in Cooperation Jackson, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Sendolo Diaminah and Adrienne Maree Brown for teaching us, holding us down and to our principles.

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To learn more about the orgs I mentioned:... See More — with Cazembe Jackson, Sendolo Diaminah, Melina Abdullah, Miski Noor, Kandace Montgomery and Adrienne Maree Brown.

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