I can’t believe what I just read. Isn’t this just like negotiating with terrorists? What’s wrong with these people (and I’m not talking about the occupiers this time).
Farm land? What are they going to raise, hemp??
You don't understand L.A. politics. Tony Villar, the Mayor, would be out demonstrating with the rowdies if he didn't have his political career to think of. His goal is to become CA governor so he can essentially make the state part of Mexico.
He was a labor organizer before entering politics (sound familiar?) and served as national co-chairman of Hillary's 2008 presidential campaign. He was also a member of Obama's Transitional Economic Advisory Board.
I college he was very active with M.E.Ch.A., the student movement of Aztlan devoted to promoting Chicano unity and empowerment through political action. A passage from its national website says: "As Chicanas and Chicanos of Aztlan, we are a nationalist movement of Indigenous Gente that lay claim to the land that is ours by birthright. As a nationalist movement we seek to free our people from the exploitation of an oppressive society that occupies our land."