Billy: Tool or Provocateur?
General Assemblies are famously plagued by losers. Let’s be honest - every great GA has, in equal amounts, been accompanied by a GA which descended into a shitfest because of someone with an obvious mental problem or personality disorder. From Juan (“You are all fucking idiots!) to Donald (“This is fascism! Facilitation is run by Fascists!” as he plows a small Latina girl...
OLA, sexual assault and justice without the Pigs
On Friday 23rd March, a group of empowered OLA women came together to announce the following to the General Assembly, and seek their assistance in finding a solution. This announcement and ensuing discussion was livestreamed and recorded in the minutes of OLA’s General Assembly. The women’s circle has decided to meet again this week to decide on their next course of action in holding...
M17 Occupy Anniversary and The Pigs →
A decent round up of yesterday’s events with photos, commentary and video. Please send any more footage to Occupyla.firstname.lastname@example.org SPRING IS COMING AND WE WILL NOT TAKE THIS OPPRESSION ANYMORE.
"Six Months of InTentCity" #M17
Six Months of InTentCity #M17 OLA Flash occupation & street festival 12 PM Saturday March 17, 2012 Solidarity Park at 100 W. 1st Street Help us create a world where all may thrive It’s been six months. A sigh escapes my lips as I gaze into an empty Solidarity Park. It feels Jurassic. It’s nearing midnight in a desolate downtown LA, and I’m contemplating some tired ferns...
"Create, Take, Take Over and Be Free": Radical...
* (Ed: On March 5, 2012, several thousand “occupy” protesters and their allies descended on the Capitol in Sacramento to “demand” nothing more than their human right to education. Or so many of them thought. The following is an account of the events of that day, submitted recently by an OLAASM comrade who was there. We offer this brief introduction only to give context to...
Alex's LA Times Farewell →
This system has got to die So you stood and Occupied Fingers clinched Shirts in tow, describing the violence, Supporting the overthrow Our arms were linked By struggle and descent You denounced the bullshit about non-violence While others chanted to peacefully resist You saw the police, masked, and did not just sit You did not just sit When they told you no You were down to break...
Black Power GA
Two weeks ago Occupy LA held its first Black Power GA, organized by antiracism campaigner and OLA comrade, Brother Michael Novick, staunch Occupier Nigerian-American Brother Dele, Brother Bilal Ali of LA-CAN, and Occupy the Hood / Foreclosures powerhouse, Brother Kwazi Nkrumah. Unfortunately, OLA Media didn’t think it important to cover the Black Power GA, nor the Skid Row GA, so no...
Lessons from #F29 and Argentina
After coming back from the Walmart Shutdown I was reminded of Argentina. In Argentina, where the people took command of many highways for weeks, every driver who wanted to, could make her/his case in front of the impromptu “intersection GA,” explaining why he should be given permission to pass. Then, the GA would discuss it until it would arrive to consensus. If a consensus was...