Matters concerning local libraries don't normally attract this kind of attention, but in this era of far-left Occupy protests, anything goes.
The Simi Valley City Council is considering privatizing the local library, drawing the ire of liberal bloggers and Democratic Party officials. The usual left-wing groups will turn out to protest their dissatisfaction with the plan, which is par for the course. But what's interesting here is who else is rallying support against the privatization plan.
A website called raisethefist.com, which is littered with red stars (must be Macy's fans), links to the Simi protest's Facebook event page. Judging by the website's contents, its editors apparently are big supporters of the Occupy movement as well as Copwatch, a self-described "revolutionary" organization that encourages visitors to its website to "Check-a-pig." The Facebook link on raisethefist.com was created by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center, which describes itself as a "non-commercial, non corporate, anti-capitalist collective."
What probably happened is that either a local organizer or protester sent a press release of sorts to the Los Angeles Independent Media Center, which probably maintains a list of far-left websites, such as raisethefist.com, that it can post free advertisements on.
It's interesting to note, however, that issues interesting to supposedly mainstream Democrats are also embraced by radical anti-police, revolutionary groups.