Category Archives: OccupyLA

The Van Nuys Family That Dared to Fight the Banks — The 122-Day Seige Occupy of La Familia Hernandez

They call it Fort Hernandez, the house on Leadwell Street in the heart of Van Nuys that has become a symbol of resistance as La Familia Hernandez and their Occupier friends fended off eviction for the past 122 days as … Continue reading

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LIVE FROM CHARLOTTE: OccupyFreedomLA at CarolinaFest and the DNC

One of the great new wave of Internet journalists and videographers is my friend Magda who goes by the moniker OccupyFreedomLA and has been broadcasting live on USTREAM.com from the first day of the City Hall occupation. She is a … Continue reading

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Four Years and Counting: Is Calamity the Only Hope?

Four years ago this month, I was fired from my job at the Daily News where I had worked for 23 years and started blogging. “Free at last!” — those were the first words I wrote in my first post … Continue reading

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Watch Friday’s Council Debate on Redistricting LIVE from the Activists’ Point of View — Not the Government’s

EDITOR’S NOTE; Around 10 a.m., the City Council will meet to consider the controversial plan for new districts that was developed by a puppet citizen’s commission controlled by the mayor and Council president. You can watch the staged debate on … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street, the “Battle for Brooklyn” and Community Empowerment Everywhere

EDITOR’S NOTE: The documentary “Battle for Brooklyn,” shortlisted for a possible Academy Award nomination, is being show Saturday and Sunday  at 11 a.m. at the Laemmle Santa Monica 4-Plex and there will be a Q&A with filmmaker Michael Galinsky. No … Continue reading

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The Trial of Martha Lewis, Occupy LA Protester

So how is the city’s prosecution going of the nearly 300 Occupy L.A. protesters arrested Nov. 30 by “constitutional policing” methods on orders of Mayor Antonio Villaragosa? Not so good, according to the tabulation provided to the LA Weekly by … Continue reading

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To Truly Occupy L.A. — Power Is the Issue, Unity Is the Way

Mubarak, Gaddafi, Assad – they should all have taken lessons from Los Angeles on how to suppress an uprising driven by young people against the failure of oppressive regimes. In just the few weeks since the Occupy L.A. protesters were … Continue reading

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$3 Million for the Occupy LA Encampment: ‘Who’s Going to Pay for This?’

As silent as the sound of one hand clapping on the subject since the Occupy L.A.evictions from City Hall, Ex-President of the Council Eric Garcetti — the wannabe high priest in what he calls “this Temple of Democracy” — wants … Continue reading

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The Battle for Hollywood: LA’s Moment of Truth

View more videos at: http://nbclosangeles.com. Among the handful of ordinary people who made their way past security in time to get to the rooftop of the Hollywood Tower Monday morning for the mayor’s media event was Lucille Saunders, the La … Continue reading

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Opportunity Knocks: A Grand Alliance for Neighborhood Power over Neighborhood Issues

The nation’s capital is stalemated by a destructive war of empty ideologies without regard to the welfare of the people. The state capital is hopelessly gridlocked by the same forces that put self-interest and special interests ahead of the public … Continue reading

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