@occupyla – Photo From The First Night of Occupy LA

Finally! The protest we have been waiting for. I don’t know what took us so long to get to this. In my mind, democracy hasn’t really worked for the past 150 years because corporate and powerful interests have dictated the direction of this country. Finally, the country is starting to realize one of America’s most fundamental problem: Corporate welfare and the consolidation of wealth.

Thousands have “occupied” major cities across the country to protest this problem. Each major city now has an “occupy” protest going on right now. And since we’re out of East L.A., naturally we support OccupyLA!

To show our support we have been visiting the protest nearly every day, taking photos and delivering pizza, water and Gatorade to overnight protestors.

Here are some photos from Saturday night:

I’m here so I don’t have to live in this box

I'm here so I don't have to live in this box

I like this photo. Because this is what might happen if we let corporate interests continue to run this country.

I’ve had enough trickle down economics

I've had enough trickle down economics

Trickle down economics is alive and well and is being outsourced to other countries. In one ironic twist, wealth is being distributed around the world finally in some industries (namely programmers, graphic designers, web developers, virtual assistants etc). But job creation in the USA is starting to stagnate.

I for one believe it’s up to us to create our own industries and economy and not rely on mega-corps to provide jobs for us. Let them make mistakes and fall apart. But at the same time we should sever their abilities to influence government. Campaign contributions, oligopolies and lobbying are simply the opposite of free market economics.

I will believe corporations are people when Texas executes one!

I will believe corporations are people when Texas executes one!

This photo is just plain funny.

Power to the peaceful

power to the peaceful

Good shot A.R.!

We are the 99%

we are the 99 percent

In case you’re wondering what that means: “The upper 1 percent of Americans are now taking in nearly a quarter of the nation’s income every year. In terms of wealth rather than income, the top 1 percent control 40 percent.” – Vanity Fair, May 2011

Si el presente es ole lucha el futuro es nuestro

si el presente es ole lucha el futuro es nuestro

What would a protest be without a Che quote?

Big thanks to A.R. for the photos!

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3 Responses to @occupyla – Photo From The First Night of Occupy LA

  1. Sean Traba says:

    A.R. I really like the photo with the cop car in the background. Nice shot!

  2. Gwen says:

    Hey — was wondering if you guys/A.R. wouldn’t mind my putting the “I’ll believe corporations are people” picture in a dissertation chapter I’m writing…

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