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Occupy Oakland Calls for General Strike November 2, 2011
Occupy Oakland calls for Mass Day of Action inclusive of all stakeholders: individual citizens & families,schools, civil workers, community/affinity organizations, labor, students, and businesses .November 1, 2011 – Oakland, CA – In the aftermath of the government crackdown of Occupy Oakland,Occupy Oakland’s GA has announced a general strike to commence November 2, 2011. The call is proposed to all stakeholders, from concerned individuals to organizations, from schools and churches to for-profit businesses and civil employees. Citizens are asked to show support by convening at the Occupy Oakland site in downtown Oakland, 14th & Brodway. Three shifts will convene, at 9am, 12pm and 5pm to accommodate people’s schedules. Those wishing to help are invited to meet as of today at 5pm in Oscar Grant Plaza before the daily General Assembly meetings at 7pm. “While we are calling for a general strike, we are also calling for much more,” says an anonymous Occupy Oakland participant. “People who organize out of their neighborhoods, schools, community organizations, affinity groups, workplaces and families are encouraged to self organize in a way that allows them to participate in shutting down the city in whatever manner they are comfortable with and capable of.”
On Tuesday, October 25, Oakland PD, in conjunction with a request for 500 additional officers from 17 other agencies, initiated evacuation of Occupy Oakland with force that resulted in former Marine and Iraq war veteran, Scott Olsen, sustaining critical injury, where he remains in fair condition yet unable to speak. Occupy Oakland then reconvened amidst broad support from other Occupy sites, notably, Occupy Wall Street, which quickly organized a protest in support of Occupy Oakland.
ABOUT OCCUPY OAKLAND
Occupy Oakland is a stakeholder support group in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement. It functions along open democratic process exclusive of leaders and by open votes. Anyone can join in support General Assembly meetings, held at Oscar Grant Plaza, downtown Oakland, City Hall, at 14th and Broadway. Press guidelines: www.occupyoakland.org/press-media, www.occupyoakland.org. Other contacts as well as input submission at: www.occupyoakland.org/contact