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Liberate Oakland, Shut Down the 1%
GENERAL STRIKE & MASS DAY OF ACTION
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.
We as fellow occupiers of Oscar Grant Plaza propose that on Wednesday November 2, 2011, we liberate Oakland and shut down the 1%.
We propose a city wide general strike and we propose we invite all students to walk out of school. Instead of workers going to work and students going to school, the people will converge on downtown Oakland to shut down the city.
All banks and corporations should close down for the day or we will march on them.
While we are calling for a general strike, we are also calling for much more. 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.
The whole world is watching Oakland. Let’s show them what is possible.
The Strike Coordinating Council will begin meeting everyday at 5pm in Oscar Grant Plaza before the daily General Assembly at 7pm. All strike participants are invited. Stay tuned for much more information and see you next Wednesday.
Here's a poster to post up for the general strike next week!
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These poster is in attempt to enliven debate and criticism about social, political and economic life in American society as well as internationally. There is a history of social criticism through artistic expression. Art is a powerful tool in educating society, and expressing ideas to masses of people that progressive art shows or demonstrations cannot touch. Touching people in their everyday lives touches them when they are actually going throught the struggles we are taking about. We hope we are adding a loud voice to many voices of resistance against the state. Our goals, along with others of it's kind, will fill our hearts and minds to strengthen our commitment in resisting USA imperialisms rampage around the world
These posters are here for the public to download, produceand and distribut as they see fit. Fund raise for your political group; INFO Shop, Food Not Bombs, Anti-war, Anti-imperialist etc. Artists retain rights to their work. Please use only for, non-commercial, or informational purposes.
Strike While the Iron Is Hot
General Strike - Liberate Oakland