Archive for April, 2012

Occupiers hope to flex their ‘99%’ muscle on May Day

April 17, 2012
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It is predicted that, on May 1, four winds coming from the north, south, east and west will collide in downtown Los Angeles leading to a mass uprising. But this is no apocalyptic weather report, it’s Occupy LA’s plans for a general strike. Called “The Four Winds,” occupiers are planning four separate caravans of...
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Occupiers protest SMC pepper spraying

April 10, 2012
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On Saturday, April 7, several occupy activists assembled in Santa Monica to protest the recent pepper spraying of Santa Monica College students by campus police. The pepper-spraying incident, which occurred on April 3, happened during a student demonstration over proposed tuition hikes. Members of Occupy LA, Occupy the Hood, Occupy San Fernando Valley and...
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Death of Trayvon Martin aggravates old racial wounds

April 6, 2012
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The death of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager who was killed late February by George Zimmerman, a Neighborhood Watch volunteer, has sparked demonstrations across the country by people who are demanding his arrest. In Los Angeles, far from Sanford, Fla. where Martin was killed, there have already been three solidarity demonstrations with more to follow. Justice...
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