Archive for October, 2012

Israel Philharmonic protested at Disney Hall

October 31, 2012
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Not everyone outside the Walt Disney Concert Hall last night was there to enjoy the evening’s program of Schubert, Chopin and Brahms. Some came to protest the performers, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, instead. A small group of demonstrators picketed the concert hall to demand the City of Los Angeles not host cultural ambassadors for...
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Fort Hernandez barricade torn down by city

October 29, 2012
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The Bureau of Street Services and police tore down the barricade surrounding the Hernandez residence in Van Nuys today. The barrier was part of an Occupy protest against the foreclosure of the home, also known as Fort Hernandez, which has been ongoing for over two months. LAPD officers assisted in the action by setting...
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Foreclosure revolt spreads to East LA

October 22, 2012
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Margarita Lucero and her husband are unloading their pick-up truck of clothes. In the back are old televisions and VCRs. These are items they sell at swap meets, she explains. When asked how she has been, she responds, “No bien. Nervous.” The subject of her worries flies overhead in an overcast sky. “La policía,”...
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East LA family, OLA fight foreclosure of home

October 14, 2012
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At the request of a homeowner under foreclosure, occupiers have barricaded themselves inside another home. They hope to stave off eviction and force an amicable arrangement with the mortgage lender. According to the homeowners, Margarita Lucero and her brother Benito, and occupiers, Deutsche Bank is fraudulently foreclosing on the Lucero home. On the day...
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Fort Hernandez faces imminent raid, eviction

October 10, 2012
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These may be the final days of Fort Hernandez. Forty-five days ago, a foreclosed home in Van Nuys became a local hub of community outreach and protesting against banks. The residents of 14620 Leadwell St. decided not to leave, but to use their experience as an example of what’s wrong with this country’s banking...
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Frontline observations: conversations with 3 occupiers

October 9, 2012
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It is Oct. 1 and Occupy Los Angeles is celebrating its first year in existence. Roughly 200 people have assembled in Pershing Square and are planning to march through downtown. The temperature is near 100 degrees and an aggressive trimming of the park’s trees provides little shade for anyone. Although a protest is planned,...
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Afghan War protested on 11th anniversary

October 7, 2012
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About three dozen activists gathered at Pershing Square on Oct. 6 to speak out against war in all of its forms. The event was part of a three-day weekend of action organized by the International Action Center and other member organizations of United National Antiwar Coalition to commemorate and condemn the Afghanistan War, which...
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The unrelenting spirit of Cherise Rogers

October 2, 2012
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Cherise Rogers is happier these days – much happier. After five years of fighting questionable misdemeanor charges, which involved over 70 costly court appearances and ruined her career aspirations, her case is finally over, but with a pleasant twist. Her case has been expunged, allowing Rogers to freely move on with her life. “I...
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