I keep reading on the LA Times and hear stories on NPR that the OLA movement has overstayed its welcome and that city leaders are trying to find a peaceful way to basically kick everyone out. I'm not sure how much merit these stories have since I haven't seen an official announcement from OLA that they've been asked to leave.
One of the points a councilman brought up is that the problems the 99% face are not at the local level of government and that all they can do is offer job placement opportunities for those at the camp. I'm just wondering if any of you agree that these problems are really out of the hands of city governments? What can they really do to address federal laws?
Look, I'm not saying it's time to pack it up and leave. Stay for as long as humanly possible and hold your ground. But beyond protesting at our local cities, shouldn't we look for a mass demonstration on par with the March on Washington in 1963? Too many people still think that this is some fringe movement made up of a few thousand people. I think we should be looking to march on the steps of our federal government where the policy makers can be witness to all the occupations across the country + supporters that are not at the campsites.
This is just an idea but I think grievances need to be made to the federal government along with what we're doing at the local level.