Archive for July, 2012

Transit activists turn to Obama for civil rights help

July 23, 2012
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A coalition of organizations will be launching a civil rights campaign against the Metropolitan Transit Authority this Wednesday, July 25. Headed by the Bus Riders Union, activists hope to gain the support of the White House in pressuring the MTA in rectifying a series of civil rights violations documented by the Federal Transit Administration....
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A moment of silence after state violence

July 21, 2012
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A candlelight vigil was held by a small group of occupiers on July 19 to express solidarity for those injured and arrested in a recent protest that ended in violence. While holding candles and maintaining silence, a little over a dozen occupiers walked two blocks from Pershing Square to Fifth and Spring streets, the...
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Police arrests over chalking leads to uprising

July 14, 2012
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A protest over activists being arrested for chalking messages on sidewalks erupted into a near-riot on Thursday, July 12 in downtown Los Angeles. Members of Occupy Los Angeles held a planned act of civil disobedience over what they argue is their constitutionally-protected right to chalk politically sensitive messages on the sidewalk. The event was...
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