Yes Magazine editor David Korten teamed up with non-profits and small businesses to put together a report on key reforms that would liberate America from Wall St. Rule and from dependence on the 1%. By acting locally, we can collectively topple the pyramid scheme that dominates the political, economic, and biological milleaus all over the world, reverse the centralization of power. regenerate the biosphere, promote peace and establish economic justice.
Many people and reporters ask us these questions....
Who are we? Why are we here? What do we want?
We are Occupy Wall Street Los Angeles!
Individual, ordinary citizens began meeting to organize one week prior to Day 1, October 1st, 2011. On Day 1 over 3,000 protestors marched onto the lawn of Los Angeles City Hall in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in NYC on Aeptember 17, 2011.
This was passed onto me to share via Occupy Los Angeles PR Team -- please read and post around the internet! -Liz
The Los Angeles City Council voted on Oct 12th to support the Occupy Los Angeles activists congregating downtown. We are very thankful for their support and are encouraged by the good will shown by all City officials and the LAPD in particular.
Regarding what City Hall Support does and does not mean; it means they like us. However it does not mean that Occupy LA was granted the right to have camp tents on the grounds 24/7. City ordinance in fact states that tents must vacate the lawn at City Hall between 10:30pm and 5am. Thus far LAPD has not enforced this ordinance. Their leniency has made the occupation less stressful for many of us. As a result roughly 400+ Occupiers In tents have occupied the grounds around the clock.
Within the last week, in a private meeting with City officials, the Farmer's Market was issued verbal notice, as was Occupy LA, stating that if tents are on the South lawn or blocking the sidewalks adjacent the South lawn (excluding 1st St) the Farmer's market would not be allowed to set-up. The Farmer's Market hours are every Thursday between 4am- 6pm. Obviously this South lawn schedule overlap is a concern for both our awesome local farmers as well as our amazing Occupiers.
Fortunately this past Thursday and option was offered by the City that allowed the Farmer's Market to set-up across the street. It has not been announced by the City if this is going to be an ongoing solution. Occupy LA respectfully request a formal and public statement to clarify the City's position on this matter.
We thank everyone involved in making this a peaceful and safe Occupation.
Legendary musician and songwriter Andy Fraser stopped by with a tour bus (an English red double-decker called the Andy Fraser “Love Bus”) partly to promote a new song called “99” soon to be released on YouTube.com in support of the Occupation Movement.
Is anyone else plain tired of the feeble attempts of Trade Unions, politicians, corporations and political parties to co-opt a movement which defiantly stands against everything these money-driven, corrupt entities represent? Show me your spirit fingers, occupiers!