VAN NUYS, CA, Oct 15—In what can only be understood as continued harassment on behalf of
banks and retaliation for resistance, LAPD cruisers and a Department of Sanitation truck lined the street outside the Hernandez family’s Van Nuys home this afternoon and declared that furniture and a temporary wooden barricade on the property are violations of city sidewalk ordinance 56.11. The Hernandez family, facing imminent foreclosure, currently have proceedings pending before the court for two earlier 56.11 citations, noting that there are no sidewalks in front of their home and no immediate threat to public health or safety. The Hernandez family has erected the ten-foot barricade in symbolic protest of their impending, fraudulent eviction by Bank of America with the help of neighbors, the Occupy Movement, and other grassroots groups.
We invite all supporters, participants, agitators, the dreamers, the critical, the cynics, and all who seek a better more egalitarian world to join us for the one-year anniversary weekend of Occupy Los Angeles to stand united in our shared struggles. Please share amongst all the people for the most organic participation possible!
On Wednesday August 22, 2012 the Los Angeles General Assembly Reached consensus on this statement and call for a peaceful action in memory of Rachel Corrie, and in solidarity with the ongoing struggle of the Palestinian people.
This weekend I had planned my first stab at actually facilitating a GA. Unfortunatly I have to cancel it because there is a much greater need in our community.
Our comrades have been fighting foreclosure for four years. The foreclosure is completely fraudulent, starting with the paperwork the bank submitted to offer this loan to the family to begin with. This house has gone to auction many times and has never once been sold. They recieved eviction papers this week, and the house is still with no buyer.
Its been almost 11 months now, and as we close in on the year anniversary of Occupy, we see major fear arising from the simple fact that Occupy Los Angeles is still around, still going strong, and refusing to give up or give in.
This has infuriated the business interests of those who control and want to own all of downtown Los Angeles. The Central City Association has commandeered Los Angeles in the name of the banks, corporate interests, and the nepotisic group of fiends and lackeys.