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Ohio Dem backs call to ‘occupy foreclosures’

A vote by “Occupy Oakland” earlier this week called on homeless Americans to begin occupying foreclosed and abandoned structures as squatters — and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) couldn’t be happier. “Thank you, Occupy Oakland,” she told Raw Story this week. “Thank you for caring about families who have been victimized…

Jews celebrate Sukkot at ‘Occupy Los Angeles’ protest

Local Jewish clergy and activists rallied in a sukkah — a temporary hut built for the seven day festival of Sukkot — amid other tarps and tents at the ongoing “Occupy Los Angeles” protest on Sunday. “Leaving Yom Kippur, we go out into the world and make the statement that…

Tom Morello performs at ‘Occupy Los Angeles’ protest

Tom Morello, best known as the guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, appeared at the “Occupy Los Angeles” on Friday to show his support for the movement. At the demonstration, he performed “World Wide Rebel Song” from his 2011 solo album for an enthusiastic audience. The politically-conscience guitarist has previously…

‘Occupy Los Angeles’ protest gets official support from city

Protesters who have gathered in front of City Hall in Los Angeles to show solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in lower Manhattan received 100 rain ponchos from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday morning. The “occupation” began on Saturday, when more than 750 people marched from Pershing Square to…

More than 750 turn out for ‘Occupy Los Angeles’ protest

Several hundred protesters gathered in front of City Hall in Los Angeles on Saturday to show solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in lower Manhattan. The demonstrators marched from Pershing Square to City Hall, where they plan to camp out indefinitely. LA Weekly estimated there were at least 750…

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