Many looked on TV and did not see the Occupy float or supporters...but Google helped some of us find great photos of the enlarged revalidated CONSTITUTION that was floated in back of the commercialized version of the Rose Parade ...Jan 2, 2012.
For more internet pix and videos and stories, see below:
Rose PARADE pix great = http://lang.sgvtribune.com/photos/photos.asp?a=1388763#id=1388731&num=91
3000 protestors = http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_19660978
w/ article same reporter HAS VIDEO
article re meeting at church before protest = http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_19658341
and criticism of organizer Tottam - with video http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_19656317?source=rss_viewed
and article by Brian Charles[who wrote all 3 stories for same paper [ - here he’s defaming Peter Tottham ] = http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_19656317?source=rss_viewed
and see their Home page at SGVT for other 2 articles with more balanced descript “3000 protestors…”
LA Times article HAS VIDEO = http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0103-rose-parade-20120103
Pasadena Star News article re protesters = http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_19660978?source=rss_viewed
same article same reporter syndicated as San Gabriel V N ?
Dec 19/11 Pasadena Star News article http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_19576053
says Cornel West’s .... “West's endorsement came as a surprise to Occupy the Rose Parade organizer Aaron Murphy, who was at All Saints for West's speech. "I was really surprised by his vision that to really be a Christian, one must support movements like Occupy," Murphy said. "
and see on Wiki too = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_Rose_Parade
THE PHOTOS ARE TERRIFIC AND SHOW HOW SUCCESSFUL OCCUPIERS WERE IN MEDIA
EVEN IF THE OFFICIAL TV VERSION DENIED US ACCESS AND IGNORED THE BEST PART THAT WAS NOT a repeat of the same old :
COMMERCIAL ordinary repetitious themes and comicbook characters
MILITARIZED dressed YOUTH in "marching" bands
see the military uniforms of prior generations for facimilies
USING THE physical beauty of young women mostly to promote commercial institutions and products for profit purposes...as in beauty 'pageants' and competition to be a celebrity and get fame for money.
and promoting the so-called-non-profits, the banks, the business hoping to cash in on the parade global visibility
for getting more $$$$, more customers, more P.R.
and to give those worn out after Dec 31-Jan 1st hangover a place to sit safetly watching TV with accompanying loud commercials
what's new here ?
the OCCUPY group,
since size is not the important aspect but the great images are
recognizing all the efforts and work in making the displays,
the many people who 'showed up' and loyally supported the 'floaters'
and then..... the follow up WE ALL WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE in being given attention
mostly because of what WE SAY AND ADDRESS that politics corporations and businesses and regulators prefer to ignore, dismiss, hide and avoid !
we shall not be....ignored, denied, dismissed.
not now, not ever !