I want to thank Mayor Villaraigosa and the LAPD. Not for what they intended to do, which was to whitewash a story of vigilante law enforcement, extrajudicial punishment, and torture; for political ends, in a sweeping effort to chill free speech and silence the first pangs of American dissent against decades of financial manipulation to transfer wealth from the middle and lower classes, forcing them to fight over the crumbs of this still wealthy nation.
The latest effort by Occupy Wall Street followers involves the occupation of homes in foreclosure. Those who are being evicted are often illegally pushed out of their homes with a practice called “robo-signing” which is an automated system of speeding up the foreclosure process but with little in the way of oversight or scrutiny of the process.
Footage of last nights sole arrest. He didn't look like he was sleeping to me, so why couldn't he walk in the steps? I watched this on ustream last night, and I am very happy someone posted clear footage. Thank you!
Many people did not want to see the Occupation of L.A. come to an end. It is was the last big city occupation still intact. I believe some people are afraid the movement will end, as the occupations were the symbols of our collective anger and distress. This direction of thinking leads to a defeatist attitude. I think Occupy has already accomplished much: I feel it has given a message to the American people, and indeed to Humans in every nation across the planet.
It was obvious that some sort of political shift occurred when it was learned that the City of Los Angeles would be assessed $58 million in fees if the Responsible Banking Resolution passed. The Central City Commission which includes heavyweights like Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Bank of the West, U.S. Trust and the Los Angeles Times made it clear that the message of protesters was not good for business in Downtown Los Angeles or anywhere else. So how does the CCA reward those that are subject to their “lobbying” efforts?