Somewhat of a slow news weekend for the roundup. Still, we’ve got some good stuff to share.
- San Diego: An interesting concept has sprung up in the form of the Occupy Walk. According to the website, the Walk will leave San Diego on February 11th and attempt to go all the way to D.C. If it passes your way, they’d love to have you for “a block, a mile, across town, a couple days, or even the whole way[.]” We’ll be keeping a close eye on this one and rooting for it to go the distance.
- Los Angeles: Flight attendants are yet another union being hit by attacks on collective bargaining rights. As a result, the Association of Flight Attendants will be holding a (cleverly named) “OccuFly” event in LAX Monday, February 6th. According to the release over at Occupy TV Stations, drastic changes have been proposed to the Railway Labor Act that would “virtually ensure that employers will tie up union elections through endless litigation. Through industry consolidation current contracts could be jettisoned and union representation cancelled.” [sic]
- Public Opinion: Ah, yes, it’s the time of month where people declare the Occupy movement dead. Again. Like they’ve been doing for almost half a year now. It gets a little tiresome, so OccupyWallSt.org has the obligatory takedown on rumors of our demise. (Until next month, at least.)
- The Internet: Finally, Digital Trends has a roundup of some of the most egregious anti-Internet laws out in the world right now, and not all of them are American. Turning SOPA and PIPA into a pile of radioactive waste was an impressive achievement indeed, but let’s not rest on our laurels. Click the link and know your enemy. (Definitely keep an eye on the Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act. I’d be shocked if that wasn’t the next big fight, since they’re already trying to outflank us by giving it a heavy-handed “Think of the Children” name. —ed.