The Protester

The Protester

  TIME magazine’s prestigious and much anticipated Person of the Year award today went to the hundreds of thousands of protesters around the world who have brought political and financial change to the forefront of global discussion. Yes, the PROTESTER is the Person of the Year. To honor all the activists who have taken to…

Occupy Images Featured by Novus Select

Occupy Images Featured by Novus Select

A little love from the agency that I’ve been with for a dozen years. Thanks to Aurora Photos for the support! Todd Bigelow Photography

Occupy LA: Still Standing

Hours after the city’s deadline for eviction had passed, Occupy LA was still standing. Protesters who turned the 1.7 acre City Hall park into their home seven weeks ago made up for a sleepless night by crashing out on sidewalks, pallets, dirt and even in trees. A noticeably smaller crowd (police estimated 150 fewer tents…

If “Citizen Journalist” is Acceptable, Why Not “Citizen Lawyer” or “Citizen Doctor”

If “Citizen Journalist” is Acceptable, Why Not “Citizen Lawyer” or “Citizen Doctor”

If I swing a hammer on the weekend and build myself a nice birdhouse, am I now a carpenter? Does disinfecting and placing gauze on a gash make me a doctor? If I am cited for speeding and defend myself in court as is allowed, does that make me a lawyer? No, no and definitely…

N17: Occupy LA on National Day of Protest

N17, billed as the National Day of Protest marking the two month anniversary of the anti Wall Street movement, was a reminder that the movement is alive and well. Los Angeles occupiers, whose ranks swelled with support of by labor unions and others, joined cities across the nation in protest by briefly occupying intersections and…

Give Up the Tents & Evolve

Give Up the Tents & Evolve

Looks like a pivotal time for the Occupy movement, though the direction it takes now will reveal the heartbeat of the beast. I’ve been advocating that too much emphasis is attached to the physical presence of an Occupy encampment, so perhaps it’s time now to evolve Occupy into a intellectual force that piques the interest of…

Camp Occupy LA

As history has shown, a movement is not made overnight. We don’t need to look very far into the past to see the evidence of it. The Arab Spring, the moniker for the civil unrest in Arab countries like Libya, Egypt and Syria, developed over many weeks and months. Their message was clear: Freedom from…