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Posts Tagged ‘Occupy Los Angeles’

LAPD Roughs Up Occupy LA Photographer

While Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is singing the praises of how well the LAPD handled the Occupy LA raid, we wanted to share this clip of a photographer getting manhandled by the police.

I guess he wasn’t one of the “lucky” 12 media members that were credentialed.

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Occupy LA Taking Their Protest to Fox Studios

The Occupy Los Angeles movement has found a new target as the group is planning a demonstration outside 20th Century Fox Studios Friday, according to their website:

“Tell the board of NewsCorp and FOX News that they need to be accountable for company actions!

Join us during their annual Shareholder meeting!

FOX and NewsCorp need to be held accountable for its one-sided reporting, job cuts, phone-hacking, and bad governance. A broad set of organizations demand that the entire NewsCorp Board of Directors step down.”

While protesters walk the pavement on Pico Blvd., the News Corp. shareholder meeting will be taking place on the studio lot.

Variety reached out to a Fox spokesperson and the company had no comment.

Jewish Groups Show Support for Occupy LA

The chosen people know how to throw a protest. This past Sunday, members of several Jewish organizations brought their own special formula to the Occupy Los Angeles protest on the lawn of City Hall. Participants included members of CLUE-LA (Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice), the American Jewish University, and the Progressive Jewish Alliance, among others.

The groups erected a sukkah, a temporary shelter traditionally built by observers of the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot, and held a rally in the structure. The Jewish Journal spoke with organizer Rabbi Jonathan Klein:

Rabbi Jason van Leeuwen calls me and says, ‘We’ve got to do a sukkah down at Occupy L.A.,’ and I immediately thought of some of the people who would really get into that idea,” Klein said. “Voila! A week-and-a-half later, we have a sukkah with over 100 people, probably 200 people, here learning Torah and learning about foreclosures and learning about the plight of tomato growers.”

That sounds awesome. And they had challah bread.

The Jewish Journal has more details, as well as video and photos of the event.