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We were you 44 years ago. We won. So will you.

Dear Sisters and Brothers, 44 years ago we were you. 44 years later you are us. We occupied the same streets you occupy. We tried to stop the military draft by closing down the Oakland Induction Center.  Almost on this very day 10,000 people seized the streets of  downtown Oakland during Stop the Draft Week. We were maced and beaten and arrested just as you are. The more the police attacked us, the more support we received. When seven us were tried for conspiracy (the Oakland Seven) we were acquitted … Continued