While many people are preparing for the General Strike, there are also many activists who are forming alliances with like-minded groups and individuals all around the country and world, creating workshops and conferences, producing original video and written content of all kinds, and even organizing sustainable communities complete with farming, time banks, bartering and numerous opportunities for sharing a variety of resources.
On Tuesday November 22, 2011 close to the end of 19:00 hours I struggled to find the words to write the captions to the stirring images I had trolled up. Images depicting some of the large demonstrations and police responses to uprisings in Egypt.
OccupyLA's 6 month anniversary sidewalk festival was disrupted on Saturday #M17 by the LAPD who barged in demanding that flags be removed from planters on city property while protesters were eating chili trying to keep out of the rain. Later, the police rushed the protesters and began tearing down tents that were being used to keep food and reading zines dry in the rain.
September, the 27th, 2011: An email arrives from Bruno, a fellow We Are Change activist. “Join Forces with Occupy LA?” Because the New York Occupation had received mixed coverage from the Networks I was only vaguely aware of what was going on.