And on the seventh day, no one rested! The camp has relocated to the south lawn of City Hall, and people were getting organized, holding meetings and talk circles and getting ready for a couple big guests, Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West who were scheduled to speak at 5pm. There’s always something to do, help out the various camp teams, talk with people, pick up trash, get laundry done, go shower…
Some people went over to the Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace organized march and rally at the downtown Federal Building (there was a sister event at the Federal Building in Westwood). ICJP had organized a civil disobedience action, and FDL contributor bluewombat was a participant. You can read about bluewombat’s experiences here.
There was a lot of anticipation about the visitors who shot a segment for Countdown with Keith Olbermann before taking the stage where he told the several hundred gathered:
1% of the population controls 42% of the wealth. Something is wrong in America. The strength of the 99% is that everyone is affected. We are all colors, cultures, religions -atheistic and agnostic- we are all classes, civilizations, we are all genders and sexual orientations. Why? Because we believe that justice is something bigger than every one of us.
Saturday marks the one week anniversary of Occupy LA at City Hall. At 5pm PT Tom Morello will be part of a rally which includes music and speeches. Events are going on all day.