Archive for February, 2012

A call goes out to join Occupy Skid Row

February 26, 2012
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A group of homeless advocates held an educational meeting for occupy activists yesterday concerning Skid Row and the plight of the homeless. It ended in an appeal to occupy. Yesterday’s meeting, which was held on Towne Avenue south of Fourth Street, was a major step for this subset of Occupy LA, which brought together...
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A night and a morning with Occupy Skid Row

February 23, 2012
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An LAPD patrol car parks in the middle of Towne Avenue just south of Fourth Street in Skid Row. The empty street begins to fill with anticipation. From its loudspeaker, an officer in the patrol car barks orders at a cadre of occupy activists and homeless advocates who are in the process of staging...
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Organizing continues over mistreatment of inmates

February 12, 2012
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A contingent of Occupy the Hood activists held a meeting in Pershing Square yesterday to raise awareness over the treatment of California inmates and the state’s third prisoner hunger strike in less than a year. On Dec. 19, 2011, three prisoners sent a petition to the California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation, or CDCR,...
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Demonstrators say ‘Hands off Iran’

February 5, 2012
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While the U.S. government continues to its hard line stance against Iran’s nuclear program, others are calling for a softer approach that considers the fate of the average Iranian. Yesterday, roughly 100 demonstrators stood in front of the Westwood federal building and demanded no war, sanctions, assassinations or intervention on Iran. John Parker, the...
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