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Occupy Oakland General Strike Press Conference

On October 31st, a press conference was held in Latham Square, at the intersection of Telegraph & Broadway, the epicenter of the Oakland General Strike of 1946. CLICK HERE FOR EDITED VERSION FULL  PRESS CONFERENCE: Your browser is not able to display this multimedia content.  2752


General Strike Endorsements

SEIU LOCAL 1021 Call to Action for Nov 2 U.C. UAW Local Support of General Strike Alameda Central Labor Council endorses Nov 2 – [2] Phillipine Airline Workers Back Oakland General Strike Call of Occupy Oakland Berkeley Federation of Teachers Calls On Teachers to participate in the Wednesday, November 2nd Day of Action Oakland Teachers Union OEA Executive Board endorsed Occupy Oakland’s November 2 “General Strike/Mass Day of Action” Carpenters Local 713 endorses General Strike Week 1 Endorsements 2714


General Strike Posters

Download the official Occupy Oakland Nov 2 General Strike & Mass Day of Action posters & flyers for print 2596


Alameda Central Labor Council endorses Nov 2

Sisters & Brothers, Excitement is continuing to build nationally and worldwide for the “Occupy Movement”! Workers, students, unemployed, homeless, seniors, those who have lost their homes to foreclosures and those who have lost their jobs — the 99% — are standing up and fighting back against the 1%! We are experiencing the results of a failed economy and inability of the richest nation in the world to provide for the 99%. We know that the 1% is only getting greedier and richer. But, things are changing and this movement is … Continued


Picket and Occupy Warning to Employers etc

Agreed upon in Occupy Oakland Strike Assembly 10.29.11 The Occupy Oakland Strike Assembly vows to picket and or occupy any business or school which disciplines employees or students in ANY way for participating in the November 2nd strike and day of action. • The Occupy Oakland Strike Assembly would like this warning to be known in the general community. • Any worker who thinks they have been disciplined for participating in the General Strike may come to the Strike Assembly to ask for picket support against their employer. • The … Continued


Blockade Port of Oakland During Nov 2 General Strike

resolution passed unanimously by the Occupy Oakland strike assembly on Friday October 29 On Wednesday, November 2nd as part of the Oakland General Strike, we will march on the Port of Oakland and shut it down. We will converge at 5pm at 14th and Broadway and march to the port to shut it down before the 7pm night shift. We are doing this in order to blockade the flow of capital on the day of the General Strike, as well as to show our commitment to solidarity with Longshore workers … Continued


November 2 General Strike & Mass Day of Action

 Statement from Occupy Oakland strike assembly on Friday, October 29 On Wednesday, November 2, tens of thousands of Oakland residents, students and workers will be participating in a general strike to shut down Oakland and the 1%. By a general strike we mean a work stoppage and a blockade of the city as well as school walkouts and occupations. As part of the global occupation movement, people in Oakland are also fighting to take back our lives, public resources and the spaces in which we work, study and circulate. The … Continued


Occupy Oakland Poster for Nov 2 General Strike

Black & White PDFs for printing available for download below. Print them out and distribute them widely! PDFs FOR DOWNLOAD AND PRINTING: black and white 11×17″ two page bilingual poster black and white 2 up on 8.5×11″ bilingual hand bill POSTER TEXT: English: Liberate Oakland Shut Down the 1% General Strike & Mass Day of Action called for by Occupy Oakland Wednesday November 2, 2011 Everyone to the Streets! No Work! No School! Converge on Downtown Oakland to help shut down the city mass gatherings at 14th & Broadway: 9:00am … Continued


General Strike Statement

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Below is the proposal passed by the Occupy Oakland General Assembly on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 in reclaimed Oscar Grant Plaza. 1607 people voted. 1484 voted in favor of the resolution, 77 abstained, and 46 voted against it, passing the proposal at 96.9%. The General Assembly operates on a modified consensus process that passes proposals with 90% in favor and with abstaining votes removed from the final count. PROPOSAL: We as fellow occupiers of Oscar Grant Plaza propose that on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, we liberate … Continued