Occupy LA: Still Standing

Hours after the city’s deadline for eviction had passed, Occupy LA was still standing. Protesters who turned the 1.7 acre City Hall park into their home seven weeks ago made up for a sleepless night by crashing out on sidewalks, pallets, dirt and even in trees. A noticeably smaller crowd (police estimated 150 fewer tents…

Give Up the Tents & Evolve

Give Up the Tents & Evolve

Looks like a pivotal time for the Occupy movement, though the direction it takes now will reveal the heartbeat of the beast. I’ve been advocating that too much emphasis is attached to the physical presence of an Occupy encampment, so perhaps it’s time now to evolve Occupy into a intellectual force that piques the interest of…

Wandering the Occupy LA Neighborhood

Wandering the Occupy LA Neighborhood

Camp Occupy LA, as I’ve come to think of it, has taken on the look and feel of a community. Neighborhoods seem to have sprouted up with clearly defined lines that all but say “keep out” if you aren’t invited. There seems to be a clear desire on the organizers part to create a welcoming…

Occupy LA

I took some time on Saturday to see how the Occupy movement was doing in Los Angeles. It was the day when protests from around the world were staged to inspire solidarity in the growing populist action against corporate greed at the expense of the world’s majority. Here are some random thoughts about my day…