Category Archive: Press
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Occupy Wall Street Occupy Together Podcasts
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Occupy Long Beach is collecting clothes for homeless students seven days a week through Feb. 12 at Bixby Park, at the corner of Broadway and Junipero Avenue.
Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The group suggests donations of new athletic or closed-toe shoes, socks, jackets and sweatshirts/hoodies for children grades K-12 in all sizes. Donations will be given directly to Long Beach students in coordination with the Bethune Transitional Center and Los Angeles County Office of Education, Student Support Services.
“Just as we raise our collective voice to effect change within our government, we raise our arms to embrace all members of the community,” Mary Ellen Hobbs of Occupy Long Beach said in a release.
Donations also will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at Urban Cottage, 4121 Long Beach Blvd.
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Occupations Report Feb. 3, 2012
February 3 by Leland
in Current News and Opinion
by Monique Hairston & Liz Butler/Rebuild the Dream
N.D.A.A. DAY OF ACTION: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3 Nationwide Protests Against the National Defense Authorization Act Today Occupy protesters and concerned citizens across the country will gather outside congressional offices from noon to 7 p.m. to protest the National Defense Authorization Act 2012 (H.R. 1540). Protesters are calling upon their congressmen to repeal Section 1021 and 1022 which could lead to the indefinite military detention of Americans without due process. Some protesters are also demanding the recall of all congressmen who voted for this bill. You can find your protest location by clicking on the “House” and “Senate” links below. There you can find your district, see how your legislator voted on this bill and clilck on his/her name to get the office address/protest location.
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Long Beach Post: CCEJ Bows to Concerns Over Labor Dispute, Moves Breakfast from Hyatt to Convention Center
CCEJ Bows to Concerns Over Labor Dispute, Moves Breakfast from Hyatt to Convention Center
by Greggory Moore 02.03.12 9:45am
Citing “[s]ignificant concerns […] raised by a number of our core supporters” regarding holding its annual Interfaith/Intercultural Breakfast at the Hyatt Long Beach, which has for the last few years been involved in a labor dispute, the California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) has chosen to move the event to the Long Beach Convention Center.
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On February 18 from 3-6pm, residents are invited to attend a Home Defense Empowerment Workshop at First Congregational Church in Long Beach at 241 Cedar Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802. The workshop is a collaboration of an experienced real estate agent, ACCE and Occupy Long Beach.
More than two million California homeowners owed more on their homes than they were worth last year according to Santa Ana-based research firm, Core Logic. According to CreditSesame.com, over 30% of California homes are underwater. A quick foreclosure search on Foreclosure.com will yield almost 2000 foreclosures in Long Beach alone.
Permanent link to this article: http://occupylb.org/2012/02/04/occupy-activists-organize-home-defense-empowerment-workshop/
The Occupy Long Beach movement will hold a donation drive on Sunday, Jan. 29 through Sunday, Feb. 12 in order to raise money for homeless students in the city of Long Beach.
Due to a large influx of foreclosures, defaults and record unemployment, homelessness is on the rise nationally. Consequently, according to Occupy Long Beach, the number of homeless students in Long Beach as of the 2010-11 school year is approximately 5,300 students.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 12:57 pm
By Jonathan Van Dyke
Tension remains between the Occupy Long Beach movement and the city after a report failed to satisfy the occupiers with its options or the methodology used to create it.
The City Manager’s Office released a report Nov. 30 to the City Council that gave several possibilities to consider regarding how to handle the occupiers moving forward:
• Maintain the current approach, which allows occupiers onto Lincoln Park during the day and forces them to the sidewalk at night.
• Allow occupiers to camp in El Dorado Regional Park Area II — the one park in the city where overnight camping is allowed now. This suggestion also may come with certain conditions that occupiers would have to follow based on the council’s discretion.
• Amend the overnight rule so that occupiers could stay in Lincoln Park, or any other park of the council’s choosing — again, likely with some conditions.
The report was given to City Council, but no item was put on the council agenda this week regarding it.
“Since we’re not on the agenda, the only opportunity is to bring it up during public comment,” said Chris Robson, Occupy Long Beach’s civic engagement committee liaison.
Members of Occupy Long Beach said they were frustrated that the City Manager’s Office did not speak with them before preparing the report to include their input — something Eighth District Councilwoman Rae Gabelich had directed weeks ago when the report was requested.
The options presented so far, Robson said, were still unacceptable — the City Council is being advised not to amend park rules.
“What we want is the ability to protest 24 hours a day and seven days a week at Lincoln Park,” he said. “Nothing has changed, but how do we get there within the rules of the city? Clearly, El Dorado Park doesn’t make any sense and the status quo doesn’t make any sense either.”
Gabelich said she believes that the Occupy Long Beach movement won’t be going away, so sol-
utions need to be looked at.
“Everyone has talked to me about not opening that door to changing the ordinance (for overnight camping at a park),” Gabelich said. “But maybe there is some way to just tweak it a little bit, because we do that all the time.”
Robson pointed out that Rose Park hours were changed for a special event within the last year — an approach that didn’t change the ordinance but was added as a separate rule.
After several occupiers spoke during the public comment portion of Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Gabelich attempted to address the issue, but was told it needed to be on the agenda.
Instead, she asked City Manager Patrick West to try again to work with the Occupy Long Beach movement.
“Mr. West I’m going to ask if you would work on that and engage the team for ongoing dialogue with the group to see how we can better serve their needs while still working within our ordinance,” she said.
On Wednesday, she confirmed that the City Manager’s Office will reach back out to occupiers and attempt to brainstorm more solutions moving forward.
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