Activists with Code Pink attempted to make a statement outside of a Bank of America in NYC on Monday, but it seems that waving a pink bra at a bank is a dangerous thing to do. Co-Director Rae Abileah was arrested during a "bra toss" outside of the Bank of America on the corner of Washington Place and W. 14th Street. The police arrested her for "blocking a sidewalk."
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On Sunday, September 2, 2012, hundreds of demonstrators marched through Charlotte, NC to protest before the opening of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Dogs Against Romney gather in Tampa, Florida for the Republican National Convention.
The Code Pink "Vaginas" chant "Hey, Hey GOP! Women want equality!" at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Sunday.
Part One: Fences, Fences, and More Fences from photographer Robert L. Beukema as he explores the sights and sounds of Tampa during the Republican National Convention.
Part Two: Photographer Robert L. Beukema exploring the sights and sounds of downtown Tampa during the Republican National Convention. Businesses boarded up in anticipation of protests, large heave metal fencing everywhere, and armed National Guard troops on patrol. Even the harbor is heavily patrolled by coast guard and sheriff's deputies on water patrol. It all looks like something out of a nightmare.
Part Three of Sights and Sounds from photographer Robert L. Beukema. Ho boy, wait until you get an eye and earful of a tiff between the Dogs Against Romney members, and a Romney supporter who talks the ears off of anyone who will listen to her. The mainstream media gives her time, and plenty of it, to ramble on about everything from Obama ate dog meat as a child (once), the Constitution, and something about how many slaves did you need to make one vote? She wraps her her diatribe telling people to "Look it up!" so, hopefully they will, but somewhere other than on Fox News.
This is the last video for this post, much more to come later. This is a new this morning ad from Moveon.org, showing Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan literally stepping on the middle class as they walk to the podium to accept their nomination as President and Vice President of the 1%. Ouch!
Although LAPD promised to arrest chalk vandals once again, a party atmosphere prevailed Thursday night at downtown Los Angeles' Art Walk.
Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Horace Frank, of the Central Division, said earlier in the day that his officers plan to enforce the law if they see it being broken.
"It's a violation of the law, it's vandalism, and we're going to make an arrest," he said, adding that he has received frequent emails from downtown property owners complaining about damage from chalk.
"My BlackBerry is burning up with pictures of businesses being vandalized," he said.
Odd that the LAPD hasn't shared any photographs of businesses that were vandalized with the water-soluable chalk.
Occupiers, of course, disagree that chalking is illegal and point out that other groups have gotten the city's permission to use chalk in the past. Not that the city's denial and threats could have done anything to stop their protest Thursday night. Supporters from the Bay Area, Cindy Sheehan and Code Pink were also on hand to lend their support.
At the July event, Occupy L.A. activists armed with chalk scrawled slogans and drawings on the sidewalks to to protest downtown gentrification, which has pushed out some of the area’s poorer residents. Hundreds of Los Angeles Police Department officers clashed with the protesters and fired "less-than-lethal" projectiles into the crowd. Four officers were hurt, and 15 people were arrested.
There were three members of Occupy Oakland detained, apparently because they drew the picture below with chalk:
Two of the Occupiers were released, and the other was held because of an outstanding warrant, according to Occupy sources on Twitter.
Other than that, it seems a good time was had by all, despite the heavy police presence in the area.
On Tuesday, March 6th, during Senator Carl Levin's address to AIPAC, an activist with Occupy Wall Street and CODEPINK unfurled a large "Don't Bomb Iran" banner and shouted "Don't bomb Iran; Equal rights for Palestinians."
"I'm happy to talk over that, don't let that worry you," Levin said, then continuing to talk about the presence of U.S. troops in Israel.
Responding to the theme of the 2012 AIPAC Policy Conference--Shared Values--the activist proclaimed, "Nonviolence is a shared value!" She was grabbed by security and escorted out of the building. The protesters were Katie Falkenberg and Paul Talbot from New York City, who have been dedicated Occupy Wall Street activists and are members of the Revolutionary Games Collective. They worked with CODEPINK and Occupy AIPAC to coordinate the action.
Earlier on Tuesday, Levin, who is the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, met privately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:
The Michigan Democrat said Tehran was violating a half-dozen U.N. resolutions. He said that as long as Iran refuses to open up its uranium enrichment facilities to U.N. inspections and refuses to stop the nuclear processing, “then I would say an attack on them by Israel is very likely.”