Occupiers are joining union workers today at Super Bowl Village in Indianapolis as part of on-going protests against the Right To Work Bill that was signed into law recently by Governor Mitch Daniels making Indiana the 23rd state to pass this legislation. Protestors include the joint efforts of Occupy Indianapolis, Occupy Indiana, Occupy Nomads, and Occupy Purdue. Supporters of the bill claim that more jobs will come into and be created in Indiana and the other twenty-two states.
I connected to a vast variety of people from all walks of life, backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, economic statuses, sexual orientations, and from all around the globe with all kinds of talents and viewpoints, etc. at Occupy Los Angeles encampment at City Hall from October to December. Here is a look back with a small sample of the many positive and hopeful messages shared by so many beautiful people that I had the privilege to meet at the very beginning of the movement in L.A.
Occupy protesters joined thousands of union members from AFL-CIO, UAW and Teamsters as Indiana became the 23rd state to pass the union busting 'Right To Work Bill' at the State Capitol building in Indianapolis this week. The city is preparing for the February 5th Superbowl XLVI which is projected to be the most watched program on mainstream television the entire year. According to my source from Occupy Indiana and Occupy Nomads, the unions and occupy are prepared to protest every day through Super Bowl Sunday and may threaten a general strike in Indianapolis that day.
The journalist, editor, author, and host of the highest rated non-prime time show on MSNBC, Dylan Ratigan was in Los Angeles to participate in Occupy the Dream which took place outside the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Los Angeles on Martin Luther King Day and to promote his book ‘Greedy Bastards’ in a discussion forum at KPCC-FM in Pasadena.
In a week where many are congregating on Washington D.C. as well as parades and protests all around the country, for another historic series of events to occupy the Dream, Congress and the Courts, I thought it would be a good time for a brief recall of economic U.S. history particularly from the 20th Century to the present.
Homeowner and retired school teacher Faith Parker with her daughter Sandra met an enthusiastic group of supporters consisting of occupiers, homeowner advocates and social media for a press conference last Wednesday at her home. Bertha Herrera, the Chaplain whose house was boarded up just a day later, was also on hand to speak.
On January 1st, Faith and her daughter were part of a panel at the All Saints Church discussion as part of the Occupy New Year's Day Summit with homeowner advocate Carlos Marroquin.
This is the time of year that we seem to say goodbye to a year and welcome in a new one. So, what is the big deal, really now? There's nothing wrong with celebrating this, but is it really necessary to make a big deal out of it?