Despite what the LA Times is reporting, Occupy LA is doing actions! I witnessed several great actions that were approved by the action committee and which I think made it through the GA.
Marches to banks, through skid row, to support homes in foreclosure and more.
The problem is it appreas no one is sharing those actions with the press.
You have to understand, the press is like a hungry dog. Feed the dog and it will lick your hand. Don't feed the dog, and you may get bitten.
All it takes is someone to draft a DAILY press release and send it out to the SoCal press. Headline it with things like "Occupy LA marches on B of America"
Then tell the who what where when WHY and presto, that will appear in the press! But you have to give it to them.
LA has the unique opportunity, because you are in the number two media market in the US, and because you are not getting chased out every night, to actually frame the OWS message. But you need to MANAGE the MEDIA! Your message is there, just tell people about it.
I am happy to help. Send me daily action reports and I will get them out to all the press in SoCal. Send me a synopsis of ALL the actions you have done and I will send that out. You write it, I'll just get it out.
If you do not define your message yourselves, the press will do it for you, and it will not be correct. Better to tell them what they should say, and they will!