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amy-arena's picture
Dec.16.2011
While reading the Facebook roll for Occupy Bakersfield, I came across another group:  Occupy Kern River Valley or Occupy KRV.  Yippee!  They're going to Occupy my hick little valley!  I won't have to drive to Bakersfield or Los Angeles!  After running some errands, I set...
dennis-loo's picture
Nov.30.2011
Early this morning 1,400 police streamed out of their hiding places in City Hall and converging from the nearby streets, quickly encircled and forcibly removed the encampment and the protesters. The Mayor and LAPD had backed off from their earlier threats to evict the encampment as of 12:01 AM...
dennis-loo's picture
Nov.28.2011
I was at Occupy LA (OLA) yesterday for seven and a half hours. I stayed until about 9:30 pm and had to leave, but up to that time I would estimate there were well over 2,000 people on site, with roughly 80% or more of the people being in their twenties. The police helicopters (“pigs can fly”)...
amy-arena's picture
Nov.01.2011
Back in LA for an afternoon on business, we headed over to the Occupation before running more errands.  Again, it was a weekday.  Again, the mood was subdued.  As we wandered around the hodge-podge of makeshift housing looking for the supplies tent, my husband remarked, "They...
lisa-rosenbaum's picture
Oct.31.2011
On a sunny Sunday, my husband, my 17 year old daughter and I drove downtown to have a look for ourselves at the much reported about Occupy LA. While people in Portland, Austin and Denver were getting the stuffings knocked out of them (in inclement weather no less), we were treated to the...
amy-arena's picture
Oct.28.2011
I do not believe in Civil Disobedience.  Civil Disobedience is a misnomer.  It is our civic responsibility to act out when government no longer treats its citizens with civility.  As a youngster I was drawn to movements demonstrated a true spirit of community such as the...
dennis-loo's picture
Oct.06.2011
Today, October 6th, is the tenth anniversary of the U.S.'s invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. The richest country in the world making war on one of the poorest. An occupation of Washington, DC to end this and the other wars and policies of torture, Obama's "preventive" detention, and no due...