Archive for May, 2012

Downtown business group focus of occupy protest

May 31, 2012
Seven-day Siege 05

Occupy activists and homeless advocates continued their planned seven-day demonstration last night in front of the offices of the Central City Association, a downtown business advocacy group. Activists argue that CCA influences city officials to draft policies that benefit wealthy interests at the expense of downtown’s poor and homeless residents. Pitching the occupy movement’s...
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LA’s Black Bloc kept May Day march moving

May 4, 2012
May Day General Strike 08

The occupy movement’s recent May Day demonstrations have been somewhat overshadowed by media reports from Seattle and San Francisco where protesters, dressed in black, vandalized banks, retail outlets and cars. Called “Black Bloc,” these protesters wear masks, carry shields and do not shy away from confrontations with police. Because of their battle-ready uniform, they...
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