We are trying to locate our arrestees. They have not been inputed to the county inmate database and we have been told they will not be. We demand that they be released in a timely fashion. We demand that they have access to lawyers immediately. We still, for the time being, have Habeas Corpus, so it is illegal for these men and women to be held in a secret location. We appeal to the 1400 officers involved in the paramilitary-style raid to uphold their oaths to serve and protect the constitution and refuse any order that is in violation of this
When causes reach out and band together, true movements for economic and social change begin and coalesce. In standing in support of the South Central Farmers, Occupy Los Angeles stands with our occupation of the South Central Farm five years ago, our struggle for healthy food and community rights, and with Los Angelenos' long history of resistance to our city leaders' oppression of those among our friends and neighbors who are least advantaged.
Occupy Los Angeles is a peaceful-nonviolent movement. We are at a critical juncture in our occupation, when conflict with the police seems inevitable. They have announced that they intend to remove us next week with 72 hours notice. We have a great opportunity to demonstrate the best methods of non-violent resistance that we can muster. For the next few days, I and many of us will be pledging our commitment to non-violence and peaceful resistance. Many of us believe Occupy Los Angeles should resist police calmly and non-violently, and then reoccupy as necessary.
November 17th was an international day of action. We expanded as a movement, continued building coalitions, and acted to disrupt illegal white collar activity by marching and raising awareness. For us at Occupy LA, N17 began at 7:00 a.m. as a march with SEIU and Good Jobs L.A. in solidarity with the 99% who are struggling to meet their basic needs in an era of trillion dollar bailouts. The morning action was officially endorsed by the Los Angeles General Assembly, which was attended by union members and activists.
The following document compiled by attorney John Sisk is NOT approved by the Occupy LA General Assembly. It is a test document. Occupy LA has not filed suit against anybody. This document is intended to gauge crowd sentiment for a lawsuit against nationwide government collusion under the RICO act. Again this document only serves the purpose of taking reader temperature. No such case is on file by Occupy LA. Read the suit and the enclosed document and leave your comments below.
What follows is a document compiled by attorney John Sisk regarding a potential lawsuit against nationwide government collusion under the RICO act. Please read the suit and the enclosed document and leave your comments below.
Participants of Occupy Los Angeles are initiating a vigil and will begin occupation of Bank of America Plaza (also managed by Brookfield Properties, owners of Liberty Park). The intent of this action is to demonstrate solidarity after the unjust and aggressive treatment of Occupy Wall Street peaceful protestors during their eviction from Liberty Square / Zuccotti Park on Nov 15 and to call for investigations and prosecutions of wrongdoing and major reforms of our financial institutions.
Stirred by the images broadcasted on the NYC stream, occupiers in L.A. conducted a midnight solidarity march through Downtown Los Angeles on Monday night. They were joined by 40 of LAPD's finest, dressed in riot gear, probably none too happy to be there. As the protesters were ending their march, the Police joined / escorted them on their way back to Camp City Hall. We thank the police for joining us, but we ask that they bring signs instead of batons and other weaponry next time. After all, we are a peaceful movement.
In Late September, the Los Angeles General Assembly reached consensus to occupy City Hall Lawn for an indefinite period of time under the stipulation that, at a future date, other locations would be considered for occupation.
I would suggest that the time has come to discuss other locations, downtown and elsewhere.
Occupy Oakland has declared a general strike on November 2nd in response to police brutality. They intend to shut down the Port of Oakland, which is the fifth largest port in the Untied States and the third largest on the wesside (after Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach).