In a couple of weeks our 6 month anniversary is coming up. People still seem to be thinking Occupy is not doing anything. Why is this? Because we do not control the corporate media. We depend on citizen journalists for news. This works great for those of us in the know, well for the most part, but it does nothing for the rest of the audience we are trying to reach.
I have been thinking a lot lately about how to reach more people. We need to use their tactics against them. One of the issues is we just cannot compete on the monetary scale that big business does. Taking out commercial ads during prime time TV is extremely expensive, as are full page ads in widely distributed publications. So how do we overcome this?
Last night, Occupy Los Angeles received an offer from the City of Los Angeles. Nothing has been submitted to us in writing (publicly), but to my understanding, the City of LA is offering 10,000 feet of underground office space for a $1 a year lease rate. They are also saying they will provide shelter for the homeless.