Fatster’s Pre-Labor Day News Roundup

By: Monday September 3, 2012 6:15 am

Fatster rounds up the news from around the globe, with links to stories about South African miners, Green on Blue, Iran’s nuke program, international spy, War crimes trials for Bushs/Blar?, UK business vs austerity, Wall Street prosecutions, Gov Martin O’Malley, Mayor, Villaraigosa, Schlafly vs Rove, sub-truth marathon, PA voter ID, three charts, rape vs pregnancy, and much more.

 

Occupy LA: “Oh No! We Won’t Go!” Mayor Says “11/28 at 12:01am Park Will Be Shut Down”

By: Saturday November 26, 2011 1:05 pm

At a press conference this afternoon broadcast live on ABC 7 (a truncated version here), Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. “The Occupy encampments have changed the one-sided conversation, the movement has awakened the country’s conscience…After this initial success the movement is now at cross roads. It is time for Occupy LA to movement from this piece of parkland.”

He cited public health, public safety and the security of encampment.

Occupy LA Day 5: It’s a Gift!

By: Thursday October 6, 2011 7:00 am

It poured most of today in Los Angeles, and unlike Day 4, the rain did not spare the nearly 300 people camped out on the north lawn of City Hall. But thanks to gifts of tarps and other waterproof gear, everyone stayed pretty dry, though clean socks would be very welcome! The skies were clear and the sun warm again by 5pm.

Occupy LA Day 4: “Stay as Long as You Need, We’re Here to Support You”

By: Wednesday October 5, 2011 4:50 pm

The Occupy LA Livestream is up and running. When the mods are sleeping, there are re-runs of the past days: General Assemblies, marches interviews. And a visit from City Council members, who told the Assembly, “stay as long as you need.” The LAPD has been cordial and all is well. It’s raining hard today; so, heavy duty trash bags are ready for the rain to cover signs; tarps are needed.

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