We are laying siege!
Join Occupy Los Angeles, LA CAN, Occupy the Hood, and Occupy Skid Row at Wilshire/Hope (626 Wilshire Blvd.) in the evenings to rock against gentrification and the corrupt practices of the lobby group Central City Association (http://ccala.org/). BRING TENT.
We are peacefully gathering EVERY NIGHT 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. http://ccala.org/downloads/DT2020legislativeprioritiesJan2012.pdf
"o Action: Advocate for lifting the Jones settlement to enable equitable enforcement of laws that keep sidewalks available to all.
o Action: Expand on efforts to end the pathological tolerance of the service-resistant and/or drug-addicted chronically homeless who choose to self-destruct on our public streets."
9th Circuit Court of Appeals - Jones vs. City of LA: http://www.aclu-sc.org/documents/view/148
Here is the Jones settlement agreement: www.aclu-sc.org/attach/j/jonessettlement.doc
Here is a Harvard Law student's perspective on the Jones settlement - http://www.law.harvard.edu/students/orgs/crcl/vol42_1/gerry.pdf
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 SIEGE ON THE CCA
We have power in numbers and will be laying siege to 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.
We could use donations! Donations can be dropped off at General Assembly on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, after 7:30 at Pershing, or Tues, Thurs, Sat and Sunday at 626 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles after 8:30 PM.
- Prepackaged food
- Sandwiches/hot foods
- Food we can cook/Fresh Veggies
- Sleeping bags/blankets
- Socks/Clothing for out of town occupiers and unhoused
- Sidewalk Chalk
Feel free to come by just to visit and spend time or to Occupy Full or Part time!
Tactical Parameters consented upon – Living Document
Be physically strong & speak respectfully
-No physical contact with police, 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 when you feel it's appropriate.
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. Be militant about this shit!