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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»
Across the country, the Occupy Wall Street movement faces a crossroads. Zucotti Park was dispersed in a midnight secret police raid, and while most of the satellite protests in cities like Atlanta, Portland, and Oakland have been cleared with tear gas and "less lethal" force, we're going strong, as protesters stood strong on yesterday's planned eviction day. Is it just a coincidence that the day before, the protest received a dose of rock power from punk legends NOFX? It's not ours to speculate. More»
As we've been seeing on the front pages of national and local newspapers every day for the last two months, the Occupy movement has spread from Wall Street and gone coastal, rocking our own city for weeks downtown around City Hall. Today, as part of the "National Day of Action for the 99%," Angelenos stepped out in numbers for marches that shut down major city streets and we were there to capture the action (and weed vapors). More»
Tuesday, May 21
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.