Archive for October, 2011

Occupation is coming to the ’hood

October 31, 2011
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In the coming weeks, your neighborhood might become occupied. A group of activists who are tired of the party atmosphere at Occupy Los Angeles are hatching a plan to move out from City Hall to neighborhoods around Los Angeles. It’s called “Occupy the Hood.” The plan, along with other similar actions in the works,...
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OC occupations deal with anti-homeless laws

October 29, 2011
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Reporting from Orange County – When Mark West heard about a protest happening near the Orange County Civic Center, it struck his curiosity. He was informed of the Occupy Orange County demonstration when police officers knocked on the window of the truck he lives out of in the Santa Ana Civic Center parking lot. West...
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Protest over police abuse gets boost from Occupy LA

October 23, 2011
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A coalition of organizations, including Occupy Los Angeles, participated in a march against police brutality yesterday. Beginning at Pershing Square, approximately 400 protesters headed for a rally in MacArthur Park as part of the 16th annual “national day of protest to stop police brutality, repression and the criminalization of a generation.” At the front...
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Irvine occupied despite pedantic police

October 19, 2011
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Reporting from Orange County – Orange County residents showed their solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement on Saturday, Oct. 15. as approximately 1,300 protesters marched through Irvine’s financial district. The planned occupation of the Irvine Civic Center’s lawn happened to fall on the same day as the “international day of action” for Occupy...
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‘Occupiers’ march through financial district

October 16, 2011
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Thousands of protesters marched through the Los Angeles financial district yesterday to protest an economic and political system that favors only one precent of the population. Gathering in Pershing Square, demonstrators took turns at a megaphone sharing the reasons they were protesting. Student debt, wealth inequality, the lack of health care for all, unemployment,...
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LAUSD to be ‘occupied’

October 15, 2011
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The “occupation movement” continues to expand as teachers and workers who call themselves, Occupy Los Angeles Unified School District, decided on Friday to begin an occupation of the area surrounding LAUSD headquarters. The occupation date was voted on and is set to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 18, following a rally and march at the...
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An occupation that looks beyond politics

October 12, 2011
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The “occupation movement” has had a lot of names attached to it by mainstream media outlets, such as anti-capitalist, anti-corporate, and, yes, even “anti-American,” to name a few. Lately, some have tried to label it as a left-wing version of the “tea party.” However, a closer inspection may find this leaderless movement quite apolitical....
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Occupy LA’s method for a movement

October 11, 2011
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Every day, at 7:30 p.m. in front of City Hall, dozens of “Occupy LA” protesters gather together at general assembly meetings and demonstrate the signs of the times. It isn’t just in their cardboard signs — although the wit behind the pop culture references is usually razor sharp. It’s in their hand signs. Before...
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Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge with Occupy Wall Street

October 9, 2011
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Up until last week, I had never been on an airplane before. As part of a quarter century life crisis, I saved enough money...
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8 days against corporate greed

October 9, 2011
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Eight days into the “occupation” of Los Angeles, a movement that hopes to arrest widespread economic injustice in America, took time to celebrate its first week. And deservedly so. In its first eight days, Occupy Los Angeles, the leaderless group who organized the sit-in demonstration at City Hall, has been visited by Cornell West,...
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