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Hopefully you all had a peaceful, nonviolent May Day yesterday if you participated in or were nearby any of the numerous demonstrations and marches that canvased Los Angeles as part of the nationwide general strike. The ultimate goal to shut down all businesses, schools, streets and other day-to-day aspects dubbed "A Day Without The 99%" may not have been met, but Occupiers certainly put quite an impressive dent in L.A.'s infrastructure with their "Four Winds" caravan which brought a parade of bikes and cars from four corners of the city that converged in Downtown L.A. Much like Occupy L.A., thousands poured into the streets—between the many wielding signs, others in costume, some alternative forms of expression, and police—to create some pretty spectacular imagery of the downtown landscape. More»
[May Day protest; photo by A.C. Thamer via]
Happy May Day, everyone! Well, maybe "happy" is the wrong greeting to attach. After all, for the Occupy crowd (and anyone who cares about worker's rights), May Day is meant to call attention to the exploitation of the labor force by the privileged elite. Not exactly a cake-and-ice-cream kind of day. But regardless of where your political beliefs fall, you'd do well not to ignore it, because with several massive protests, rallies and marches planned for today, mostly centering around Downtown L.A. and LAX, it's going to affect plenty of us. Read on for our full guide on street closures, delays, and more. More»
[May Day protestors arrested marching across the Williamsburg Bridge, Photo via @DeLucaMattS]
Occupy Wall Street protesters are coming out of hibernation today for what is expected to be one of the biggest and most wide-spread Occupy Wall Street protest yet.
Occupy Wall Street related events are planned for today in 115 cities throughout the US, though the biggest and most vocal will be here in NY.
Protesters gathered in Bryant Park early this morning before leaving for various demonstration sites throughout the city. At 4pm, all NY protesters will gather in Union Square for the Solidarity Rally, and at 5:30pm they will take part in the Solidarity March down Broadway to Wall Street. More»
On Saturday while over 60,000 marched in the May Day protest of Arizona's new immigration law downtown, another demonstration was taking place not too far away. You may never have heard of it but Pasadena's annual Doo-Dah Parade draws thousands of people to celebrate and show off the weird, eccentric, and bizarre. More»
Sunday, May 19
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.