Two Months in LA's Solidarity Park
Against The Current vol. 156

Carlisle, Vanessa
Date Written:  2012-01-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2012
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14109

Occupy Los Angeles was the largest of the “Occupy” encampments: In the space of two months, we grew from around 50 to nearly 500 tents. Our camp developed neighborhoods, tribes, collectives, a print shop, a library, a people’s university, a wellness center, a meditation tent, a kid’s village, and all sorts of fascinating community problems to go with them. This is the particular joy and struggle of being an occupation, and not a traditional group of community organizers; the internal conflict of a commune or a family was playing out simultaneously with our movement and message-building.

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