On Wednesday, the New York-based Occupy Wall Street protest appeared to be picking up steam across the U.S., thanks to the increasing involvement of labor groups and a nationwide student walkout in which some students participated.
While the grassroots movement hasn't yet established a coherent message, the Occupy Wall Street Web site reads, "We can no longer afford to let corporate greed and corrupt politics set the policies if our nation."
Saturday marked the launch of Occupy Los Angeles, in solidarity with the broader movement, which is being dubbed "Occupy Together." Los Angeles is also home to Occupy Colleges, which is focused on involving college students in the mobilization.
On Thursday at 12 p.m., Occupy Los Angeles protesters, along with members of labor unions including the Service Employees International Union, are planning to march on a yet-to-be-revealed bank. More actions are anticipated in the coming days.
Santa Monicans are known for their activism. Are you participating in Occupy Los Angeles, Occupy Colleges or a related branch of the Occupy Together movement? Do you plan to do so? Do you oppose the effort? Do you think the movement needs to establish a message quickly, or is there no rush?
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