Please join LA CAN, Occupy the Hood, Occupy Skid Row and occupiers from LA at Wilshire/Hope (626 Wilshire Blvd.) TONIGHT at 8pm to rock against gentrification and the corrupt practices of the lobby group CCA. BRING YOUR TENT.
Tomorrow morning, Welcome the Lobbyists:
If you can’t make it tonight, please join us early tomorrow morning between 6am & 8am to protest the Economic Development Meeting and the downtown 2020 plan to build new high rises, the AEG Stadium and further criminalize and push out the homeless.
The CCA is the localized manifestation and microcosm of everything wrong with policy, the 1% and obsession with wealth and prestige. In this hyper-localized resistance, everyone must fight the bully in their respective backyards, as a community.
JOIN THE SEVEN DAY SIEGE OF THE CCA for updates
We have power in numbers and will be OCCUPYING the CCA, who monitors the public spaces of downtown with private security for the one percent. Red shirt, green shirt, purple shirt, police all working together to criminalize the homeless, communities of color and more recently, to patrol protesters in the area.
Why we’re here, what is the target?
Code of Conduct, Roles, Signage, Skits and Songs.
Bring cameras, water, tents, love, pots and pans for noise makers, food and good vibrations. Please come support.
Tactical Parameters consented upon by
1PM Occupy the CCA Planning Meeting – Living Document
Be physically strong & speak respectfully
No physical contact with police, security, business people, lobbyists, passersby, etc.
Don’t talk to the police, unless you are the designated police liaison
Keep area clean
No substance usage on site
“Step-Off” Period – if you need to break the protocols, leave the area, handle your business, come back in a few hours.
We Are All “Security” – Each One Watch One
Stay together as a group, form “battle buddies” or “affinity groups”
The Ability To Caucus – If things derail off the plan, if police mobilize in force, if situation is “Red-zoned”, PULL BACK, let’s caucus, figure out next steps
Retreat isn’t running, step-down is strategy
Getting water, holding sign, talking to pigs, outreaching to passersby – EVERYONE chooses a role
Outreach Team, Social Media, Propaganda, List Servs, Events, Pamphlets, Point People for Police Encounters (Jamie, Dogon, Becky, Pete, Leo), Night Watches for Sleepers (everyone & you too!), Clean Up, Peacekeepers