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Photographers beware! Big Brother is watching you

November 27, 2013
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The next time you want to take a photograph in public, take pause, for that snapshot may land your personal information in federal counter-terrorism databases for the next 30 years. Photographers, both amateur and professional, as well as tourists, artists, college students, contractors, engineers, journalists, activists and others, have been secretly reported to the...
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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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Transit panel accuses MTA of civil rights violations

August 21, 2011
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Cuts in bus service made by the MTA are singling out and punishing low-income residents, communities of color, students, the elderly and disabled, according to a panel at a recent forum on public transportation. The meeting, sponsored by the Bus Riders Union, along with over 30 other organizations, featured testimony from a panel of...
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MTA should review effects of fare hikes on poor, says study

March 2, 2011
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A recent study by a UCLA economist says the MTA may be putting low-income riders between a rock and a hard place with its fare hikes. The study was commissioned by the Bus Riders Union (BRU) and conducted by Paul Ong, an economist and urban planner at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, and...
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Metro rail plan raises concerns for bus union

August 25, 2010
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On Aug. 13, the steps of City Hall were the stage for an AFL-CIO rally. With high unemployment and an ailing economy, workers demanded their government help create badly needed jobs. A proposed solution advocated at the rally is the so-called “30/10 Initiative,” a plan that calls for the completion of 30 years worth...
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Workers rally for jobs on steps of City Hall

August 13, 2010
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Workers from a myriad of unions gathered in front of City Hall today to demand that government fix the ailing economy through jobs creation. Sheet metal workers, sprinkler fitters, boiler workers, film workers, electricians and iron workers, to name a few, stood on City Hall’s south lawn and chanted “We want jobs.” They were...
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Bus Riders Union gives mayor early morning wake-up call

July 1, 2010
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A member of the Bus Riders Union chants into a megaphone in front of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s home to demand an end to bus fare hikes. (Dan Bluemel / LA Activist)

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s neighborhood got a rude awakening at 6 a.m. today when protesters armed with drums and vuvuzelas attempted to get the mayor’s attention. The early morning quiet was shattered as members of the Bus Riders Union (BRU) and other organizations shouted in unison: “Good morning, Mayor! This is your wake-up call!” Drumming,...
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