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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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Cal State LA students protest cuts

March 2, 2012
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Students and faculty at California State University, Los Angeles held a walkout and rally yesterday morning to participate in what protesters called a “National Day of Action for Education.” The protest was organized by CSULA’s two student clubs, the Students for Quality Education and the Campus Community for Social Justice. The demonstration began at...
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FreeLA High School: A school of hope

November 18, 2011
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Located in Inglewood, the FreeLA High School focuses on graduation and job placement with a curriculum based on social justice and community organizing. The school is a partnership between the John Muir Charter School, the Youth Justice Coalition and the Workforce Investment Act, a federal program that promotes job training and assists U.S. businesses...
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LAUSD to be ‘occupied’

October 15, 2011
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The “occupation movement” continues to expand as teachers and workers who call themselves, Occupy Los Angeles Unified School District, decided on Friday to begin an occupation of the area surrounding LAUSD headquarters. The occupation date was voted on and is set to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 18, following a rally and march at the...
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CSUF students defend education, hold sit-in

May 3, 2011
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Reporting from Orange County – A group of Cal State Fullerton students defied the rules of their commuter classmates by spending three nights camped out on campus. On April 18, CSUF President Milton A. Gordon met with students and was presented with a “Declaration to Defend Education,” which stated that education is a right...
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Students make their voices heard in downtown Fullerton

March 30, 2011
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Reporting from Orange County – Once again, community colleges and universities across California are facing drastic cut backs due to the state’s budgetary crisis. On March 14, students from a community college in Fullerton made their voices heard by staging a walk-out and protest. Making their way through the busy restaurant and bar district...
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Cyclists ride to OC in support of California Dream Act

February 20, 2011
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Supporters of the California Dream Act participated in a 50-mile bike ride from Los Angeles to Orange County today to raise awareness for their cause. The bill would open the door to student financial aid for children of illegal immigrants. Bicyclists departed Boyle Heights for Santa Ana after a 9:00 a.m. news conference. An...
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LAUSD hears pleas for justice in Jeremy Marks case

February 8, 2011
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Several community organizers spoke at an LAUSD board meeting today asking the school district to take a stand against what they see as an injustice regarding school police and their targeting of an high school student. Organizers are protesting the prosecution of Jeremy Marks, a special education student at Verdugo Hills High School, for...
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Demonstrators rally in support of education, social services

October 8, 2010
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The Los Angeles March 4th Committee to Defend Public Education and Social Services demonstrated yesterday against layoffs and budget cuts. Although a local action, it was coordinated with similar events around the nation and conducted in solidarity with international movements. Assembling in front of the LA Unified School District building in downtown, they marched...
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