(In the photo, Mario's the one on the left. He stands next to Jim Lafferty, head of the National Lawyer's Guild chapter in LA. Photo taken when they announced the city's intent to attempt to close the Los Angeles occupation next week.)
We occupy to build a better society, country and world. We occupy for our families and those we love. We occupy for the working men and women of the city who labor all day but yet fail to receive a fair shake. We occupy for the tens of thousands of homeless heroes who fought in this country’s uniform yet are thrown away like some disposable tissue. We occupy for all those losing their homes to a corrupt and broken banking system. We don’t occupy for ourselves, our ideology, our ego, or a piece a land.