On Saturday, June 9th, an Extraordinary assembly to be held to discuss and make decisions on proposals for Occupy Los Angeles’ assemblary structures. This will be a kid-friendly space for all ages and families!
In the film, University of Massachusetts Economics Professor Richard Wolff breaks down the root causes of today's economic crisis, showing how it was decades in the making and reflects failures in the structures of capitalism itself. Wolff traces the source of the economic crisis to the 1970s, when wages began to stagnate and American workers were forced into a dysfunctional spiral of borrowing and debt that ultimately exploded in the mortgage meltdown.
Are you a teacher, student and/or Occupy LA community member who cares about education and wants to help the OLA Freedom School build? We attempt to serve the OLA community by providing education and discussion topics relevant to the Occupy Movement. Do you want to help recruit teachers and help decide on the future classes offered at the Freedom School? Then come attend our weekly committee meeting!
Room 1 - BAND ROOM Speaker from ABC,American Indian Movement, People Against Racist Terror, & Black Riders Liberation Party. BANDS: Cause and Effect, Armistice,Cuauhtemoc, MASSAKRO (from TJ,Mexico), Aztlan Underground and Resist & Exist. Room 2 - DIY Swap Meet Room
Possible proposed agenda: - 10 mins of personal answers to : What is capitalism? What does it mean? How does it affect you? (either in small group or large discussion, depending how many people show up) - 10 min deconstruction of capitalism, as defined by Marx/Berkman and how capitalism is intimately intertwined with patriarchy, racism, sexism, homophobia, colonialism, imperialism, and globalization - stories of capitalism: how has capitalism affected communities across the world? - in Argentina, Iraq, China, Nigeria
On Tuesday May 8th, Occupy Fights Foreclosures is going to fraudulently foreclose on Bank of America in Pasadena starting at 4pm. On May 9th, Bank of America is holding its annual shareholders' meeting in Charlotte, NC. The plan is to get media coverage just before their important meeting but no so far ahead of time that Bank of America Executives can find a clever way to spin this media coverage.