Although the Occupy the Rose Parade action was not officially endorsed by Occupy Los Angeles or Pasadena General Assemblies, myself and thousands of others were more than happy at the opportunity to spread the message of the movement at the Rose Parade, an event that would be covered by mainstream and independent media alike. More importantly, however, was the fact that many people who have not been exposed to the message of the Occupy Wall Street movement would be in attendance, and would be able to see the unified, non-violent message that the movement stands for.
I am a lawyer and I do trademark registrations. I noticed this and so want to explain this to you.
1) MAN CLAIMING OCCUPY LOS ANGELES. A man named Jeffrey Pierce Henderson on November 22, 2011, filed a registration to try to claim the words "Occupy Los Angeles" as his own. He is claiming the trademark as the name of a political organization. In other words, he is claiming he owns Occupy Los Angeles the org.
“Thank you for coming tonight, to your Political Action update” I yelled through the bull horn. The action was spreading the word about the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. We got there at about 4pm. The action was scheduled from 3 to 7pm, so we were late. We saw the signs flying high on the corner of Wilshire and Sepulveda. We handed out fliers and talked to people that walked up and down the street. I, along with 3 others, used bull horns to communicate with the people in their cars.
December 12, 2011 WASHINGTON -- Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, announced today that the committee has completed its conference of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012. The bill authorizes funding for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the national security programs of the Department of Energy (DOE).
I had an argument with a co-worker some time back, about Proposition 8, a hideous (Mormon-backed) demonstration of systematic bigotry against gay couples simply wanting to wed. Like most Angelinos, he wasn't against gay marriage in theory or practice—but he played the devil's advocate anyway.