Press Releases 2011

Nov 1: General Strike Press Conference

OAKLAND, Calif. [November 1, 2011] Organizers of Oakland’s general strike have announced an 8:30 a.m. press conference tomorrow morning at the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Broadway in downtown Oakland.  That intersection was the site of the 1946 Oakland general strike, the last general strike that happened in the United States. The morning press conference will clarify the day’s activities, including the march to shut down the Port of Oakland that afternoon.  “Liberate Oakland, Shut Down the 1%” is the official name of the November 2 action. The day of … Continued


Oct 25th Press Release Occupy Oakland Raid

OAKLAND, Calif.  [October 25, 2011] Occupy Oakland is having a rally and meeting at 4:00 p.m. today on the steps of the Oakland Library on 14th & Madison.  Supporters will meet to determine the next steps for the movement, after this morning’s brutal police raid.  Reports from the county courthouse are that bail for the protesters is set at $10,000.00 each, and that all of the over 80 arrested protesters will be held until an arraignment on Thursday, October 27. The kitchen at Broadway & 14th had been feeding the … Continued


Oct. 27th Press Release (General Strike Proposal Passes)

OAKLAND, Calif. [October 27, 2011] Over 1,600 Occupy Oakland voters chose by consensus to push for a General Strike, set to happen on Wednesday, November 2.  With 1,484 votes in favor of strike, 46 votes against, 77 votes to abstain, the 96% majority vote carried the measure. The vote came after announcements of solidarity from Occupy Wall Street, Occupy San Francisco and the Egyptian revolution.  The Occupy Wall Street protesters in lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park announced hours earlier that they would donate $20,000 to Occupy Oakland, to assist in the … Continued


Oct 26 Press Release (Scott Olsen Vigil)

10/26/11–3pm–OaklandCity Hall–Vigil for Scott Olsen, US Marine Veteran Today,10/26/11at 3pm at Oakland City Hall, a vigil will be held in support of Scott Olsen, a Marine veteran who was hit by a police projectile in downtown Oakland at the Occupy Oakland demonstration on the evening of October 25, 2011. Olsen completed two tours in Iraq and is a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War. At this time, Olsen is in stable yet serious condition at an Oakland hospital. At the hospital, he is accompanied by friends and other Iraq … Continued


Oct 15th Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif. [October 15, 2011] Participation and support continue to grow for Occupy Oakland.  Today at 2:30 p.m., Danny Glover will lead a Jobs Not Cuts march from Laney College to the Oakland encampment, and he will be joined by the mayors of Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond.  Glover’s high-profile involvement is expected to draw new and larger crowds to Occupy Oakland, and all are invited to take part in the group’s general assembly, scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Over 500 people attended Occupy Oakland yesterday — its fourth successful day. Occupy … Continued