Occupy LA Day 15: Global Day of Action


Day 15 of Occupy LA started off with a permitted march from Pershing Square to City Hall where two stages of music and spoken word entertained and inspired participants. The entire PA system is solar powered by Power of Green LA, a non-profit education and employment consortium which provides green jobs while educating people on how to create their own energy sources, including workshops on building and powering generators. Activist Ron Kovic came by and delivered a stirring speech, then led the crowd at the People’s Stage on the south lawn in singing “This Land is Our Land,” while comedian Jeff Ross strolled through the encampment.

Spring Street was closed to traffic for the (R)Occupy LA stage which, like the People’s Stage, featured a mix of music, poetry and speakers. The food tent and welcome tent were bustling with activity, while committees held their regular meetings and workshops took place on the grassy lawn. An art installation created from abandoned furniture was built facing 1st Street, drawing honks from noted artist Peter Shire who cruised by in his vintage truck.

Local eatery, the Nickle Diner, which has been bringing by donuts and other goodies for the Occupiers, baked special “Occu-pies,” their own version of all-American apple pies decorated with


and brought them to the celebration.

There is a feeling a jubilation and fellowship at Occupy LA, with people who normally wouldn’t come in contact with each other now hanging out, sharing common ground, talking, sharing food and stories. And within this, solutions are discussed, actions are planned, and plans hashed out. I saw a La Rouche supporter getting schooled by an activist while a decorated infantry specialist, a veteran of the Afghanistan War in full uniform, carried a sign asking why the government and financial institutions won’t do what’s right.


6 Responses to "Occupy LA Day 15: Global Day of Action"
ThingsComeUndone | Sunday October 16, 2011 02:54 pm 1

No plants spreading violence or trying to incite riots?

ThingsComeUndone | Sunday October 16, 2011 02:55 pm 2

I saw a La Rouche supporter getting schooled by an activist

Do the police ever bust the the La Rouches?

ThingsComeUndone | Sunday October 16, 2011 02:59 pm 3

What seem to be the protesters main desire, what would they want wallstreet to do to make things right , what do they want government to do?
We need data job, income, religion, politics voting patterns on who the protesters really are before the MSM decide to just call them dirty hippies.
Wait that’s already happening…I expect Glen Beck to point to a few African Americans in the crowd and say See they are coming to take away your wealth!

jo6pac | Sunday October 16, 2011 06:23 pm 4

Met Peter at Pilchuck fun Art.

perris | Sunday October 16, 2011 06:32 pm 5

I have discussions with co-workers who are repeating corporate media’s critisizm;

“they don’t have an issue’

to which the answer is;

“there isn’t AN issue, there are MANY issues”

and then I begin schooling, in the end just about everyone not only understands the issues, most agree with them

my MAIN point being;

“when 1 percent of the population have 40 percent of the assets, why aren’t THEY paying 40 percent of the expenses that make it possible for them to have 40 percent of the assets?”

and believe it or not, that one sentence converts just about everyone

David F., NA | Sunday October 16, 2011 06:37 pm 6

OWS is nothing new. About ten years ago, the Argentinians used occupations to TAKE back their factory jobs. Maybe we could learn a thing, or two, from their successes and failures.

The Take: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEzXln5kbuw


Learn, then Educate!


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