There once was a fetid swamp of white bourgeois, liberal bilge called Occupy Los Angeles... We found each other there and emerged from that muck and mire still believing that we can win. Ask us about it at the barricades sometime.

We are sometimes anti-social - always anti-fascist. We like to smash things but sometimes our smashing is purely figurative. Some of us don’t run as fast as we used to.

Chris Hedges, Kevin Zeese, and Tina Dupuy all suggested we were pigs. David Sirota said we should ‘go fuck ourselves.’ Having drawn the ire of such liberal luminaries, we think we must be doing something right.

We are a dynamic and evolving community who eschew authorship, believing it provokes ego and craving. We promote anonymity, collective decision-making, community and truth. We have modeled this tumblr and twitter feed on the Black Bloc tactic - erasing identity and promoting solidarity - as a symbol against the corruption inherent within our movement, representing that of the wider world.

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2nd February 2012

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Statement of the General Assembly of Occupy Los Angeles, Feb. 1, 2012:
"Occupy Los Angeles has always stood in unwavering solidarity with Occupy Oakland.  After Occupy Oakland’s most recent victimization by the illegal and brutal tactics of OPD, Oakland City Council and Mayor Jean Quan, we feel it necessary to restate our unequivocal support for our comrades. 
We consider every horizontally structured, autonomous group fighting for social and economic justice, and intent on providing services for the community that the government has failed to provide, as our brothers and sisters.  As long as the civil government of Oakland remains derelict in creating an equal and just society, it falls to the people to provide for themselves.  We support and respect Occupy Oakland’s courage and collective state of mind that we must strive for in order to enact real change in our world.  
Oakland, Los Angeles and the United States have been the “playground” of the 1% and their lackeys in government for too long. We will not tolerate police brutality, the oppression of free speech and the systematic violence used against our comrades in any situation, and we will certainly not denounce or declare ourselves against those who fight for justice in a police state - particularly those adhering to our shared principles and values.  An injury to one is an injury to all, with this call to denounce Occupy Oakland being only the latest in an ever-growing list.  
There are only so many injuries we will allow you to inflict upon us.”
- Statement passed without dissent, 02.01.12 #OLAGA #OLAASM

Statement of the General Assembly of Occupy Los Angeles, Feb. 1, 2012:

"Occupy Los Angeles has always stood in unwavering solidarity with Occupy Oakland.  After Occupy Oakland’s most recent victimization by the illegal and brutal tactics of OPD, Oakland City Council and Mayor Jean Quan, we feel it necessary to restate our unequivocal support for our comrades. 

We consider every horizontally structured, autonomous group fighting for social and economic justice, and intent on providing services for the community that the government has failed to provide, as our brothers and sisters.  As long as the civil government of Oakland remains derelict in creating an equal and just society, it falls to the people to provide for themselves.  We support and respect Occupy Oakland’s courage and collective state of mind that we must strive for in order to enact real change in our world. 

Oakland, Los Angeles and the United States have been the “playground” of the 1% and their lackeys in government for too long. We will not tolerate police brutality, the oppression of free speech and the systematic violence used against our comrades in any situation, and we will certainly not denounce or declare ourselves against those who fight for justice in a police state - particularly those adhering to our shared principles and values.  An injury to one is an injury to all, with this call to denounce Occupy Oakland being only the latest in an ever-growing list. 

There are only so many injuries we will allow you to inflict upon us.”

- Statement passed without dissent, 02.01.12 #OLAGA #OLAASM

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