Hey there, people. I've come to spam you with a request for help on a project for our May 1st General Strike campaign. I'm getting some stickers printed, and would vastly appreciate any help in covering the costs. You can put in an "order" for some, too, distributed at cost (I'm not making money off of this—losing money, really, but as I see it I'm a volunteer).
Aside from the obvious physical brutality demonstrated by police in many cities during their concerted crackdown on the movement's encampments, the concept of occupying a space has itself been reprimanded by some.
I've turned up some curious facts in my ongoing investigation of Los Angeles city attorney, Carmen Trutanich. Even at the beginning of his term, his career was off to a weird start.
"Trutanich was sworn into office on July 1, 2009, six days after Jackson's death and amid world wide media attention. On July 7, that attention focused on downtown Los Angeles, shut down for a memorial service at the Staples Center." 
[UPDATE: Given that it's come to light that our incompetent city attorney, Carmen Trutanich, wants to sue protesters for exaggerated cost of occupation, my priorities have shifted. Can we talk about things like exposing these asshole politicians for what they are? Can we not waste the GAs on fucking semantics?]
I left the general assembly in anger and exasperation this evening.
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.
I want to thank Mayor Villaraigosa and the LAPD. Not for what they intended to do, which was to whitewash a story of vigilante law enforcement, extrajudicial punishment, and torture; for political ends, in a sweeping effort to chill free speech and silence the first pangs of American dissent against decades of financial manipulation to transfer wealth from the middle and lower classes, forcing them to fight over the crumbs of this still wealthy nation.
After trampling on the US Constitution, spying on protesters, utlizing PC409 (a Penal Code covering failure to disperse from a RIOT) to set ridiculous $5000 fines for arrestees exercizing First Amendment Rights, holding them in a bus for nine hours, denying them restroom breaks so that some soiled themselves, blacking out the media and beating them, using illegal kettling techniques to trap supporters and bystanders alike, and more, the city and law enforcement heap upon arrestees an insult to their intelligence, and to the very principles of the nation, by expecting them to submit to perv
Anxiety is palpable as the clock ticks toward zero hour. Sage and cigarettes, each salves to stress in their way, have overtaken weed as the dominant aroma. Not to mention the portable toilets, which one would not think capable of such a dramatic downward arc, when the resources department froze spending.