Archive for November, 2011

Victory, for now

November 28, 2011
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On Nov. 26, while occupiers at City Hall anxiously awaited their impending eviction, homeless advocate Bilal Ali said to LA Activist: “We don’t de-occupy, we just multiply.” And so it was. On the eve of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s attempt to squelch the now 59-day-long sit-in demonstration against economic injustice, supporters of the occupy movement...
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Occupy Vancouver: packing up but not packing it in

November 28, 2011
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Reporting from Vancouver – After over a month of battling law enforcement, fierce storms, torrential downpours and strong  bureaucratic opposition, the Occupy Vancouver encampment has finally packed up, though they are not prepared to pack it in yet. The commencement of camping comes as a result of Nov. 18 Supreme Court ordered injunction to...
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OLA eviction imminent

November 27, 2011
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Occupy LA’s eviction date – Monday, Nov. 28, 12:01 a.m. – is only hours away. Activists are busily planning and strategizing on how best to deal with having their makeshift homes uprooted. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who once embraced the occupiers with open arms, said the movement is “at a crossroads,” because it is “not...
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Soon OLA will face ‘the beast’

November 25, 2011
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And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready...
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State boycott brings human rights conference to LA

November 19, 2011
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Due to the passage of a controversial immigration bill in Georgia, the U.S. Human Rights Network will hold its national conference in Los Angeles next month for “Human Rights Weekend.” In April, Georgia passed HB 87, a similar bill to Arizona’s SB 1070. The law grants Georgia police to check the immigration status of...
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FreeLA High School: A school of hope

November 18, 2011
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Located in Inglewood, the FreeLA High School focuses on graduation and job placement with a curriculum based on social justice and community organizing. The school is a partnership between the John Muir Charter School, the Youth Justice Coalition and the Workforce Investment Act, a federal program that promotes job training and assists U.S. businesses...
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