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Occupy LA 11/28/11

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common ground

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Despite bucket-loads of articles pitting the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street against each other, beyond the mainstream media the two movements are cautiously reaching out to each other.

Blogger James Sinclair writes, in an excellent post, “The greatest threat to our economy is neither corporations nor the government. The greatest threat to our economy is both of them working together. There are currently two sizable coalitions of angry citizens that are almost on the same page about that, and they’re too busy insulting each other to notice.” His post includes this diagram:

In Los Angeles, Occupy LA (one of the last intact Occupy camps) and End the Fed activists have been teaming up to bring attention to the massive theft and corruption caused by the incestuous and illegal marriage of government and corporations.

Click on the photo below (by Christian Garcia) for a full slideshow.

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Occupy LA

-by Nerdface-

I support the Occupy movement.

Sure, it’s messy; sure, some of the people involved are loopy and/or misguided and/or Choose-Your-Favorite-Conspiracy-Theorists and/or fill in the blank with someone you don’t 100% agree with. That’s the thing about it. 99% is a big tent.

We (people directly involved, people indirectly involved, and people who support the movement or support some aspect of the movement or aren’t sure what we support although we agree something is wrong with our country) CANNOT allow ourselves to be divided any longer. Right, left, center, and everything or nothing at once: we are all the losers when corporate money can buy policy and perpetuate war, when risk is foisted upon the general public while profit (gained fraudulently and illegally, no less) is kept by the few.

Below are photos I took of Occupy LA today. Occupy LA is located at Temple and Spring in Downtown LA, in front of and around City Hall.

For more information on the Occupy LA movement click here; for more information on Occupy Wall Street, click here. One photo below shows a list of items that the Occupy LA movement very much needs—tents and bottled water are most critical. If you can’t be at the protests, consider donating, spreading the word, or helping in another way that works for you.

 

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