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Occupy Oakland General Strike and Mass Day of Action Press Conference, 10/31/11: photos
by Dave Id
Tuesday Nov 1st, 2011 2:05 AM
On October 26th -- just one day after hundreds of police raided and destroyed the Occupy Oakland encampments at Oscar Grant Plaza and Snow park and then later attacked over one thousand people with tear gas, flash bang grenades, and projectile weapons -- Occupy Oakland not only re-occupied the plaza but seriously upped the ante by voting 1484 to 46 for the first general strike in the United States in sixty-five years. Endorsements and support for Occupy Oakland have been pouring in since. 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. The General Strike & Mass Day of Action will happen Wednesday, November 2nd.
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[Pictured above: Telegraph Avenue to the left, Broadway to the right, from Latham Square]


Speaking at the press conference were Tim Simmons; Louise Michel; Boots Riley of The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club; Cat Brooks of the ONYX Organizing Committee; Clarence Thomas of the ILWU Local 10 and the Million Worker March Movement; Nell Myhand of Causa Justa/Just Cause, Crystallee Crain, teacher at DeAnza College and the College of Alameda; Javier Armas, former Oakland teacher; Elaine Brown, SEIU member and former chairperson of the Black Panther Party; and Glenn Turner, a Telegraph Avenue shop owner.



Occupy Oakland General Strike and Mass Day of Action Press Conference, 10/31/11: video
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/31/18696378.php



Occupy Oakland
http://www.occupyoakland.org/strike



For more information:
§Tim Simmons opens the press conference
by Dave Id Tuesday Nov 1st, 2011 2:05 AM
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§Louise Michel
by Dave Id Tuesday Nov 1st, 2011 2:05 AM
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§Boots Riley holds an endorsement letter from SEIU Local 1021
by Dave Id Tuesday Nov 1st, 2011 2:05 AM
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§Clarence Thomas
by Dave Id Tuesday Nov 1st, 2011 2:05 AM
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§Cat Brooks
by Dave Id Tuesday Nov 1st, 2011 2:05 AM
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§Nell Myhand
by Dave Id Tuesday Nov 1st, 2011 2:05 AM
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§Crystallee Crain
by Dave Id Tuesday Nov 1st, 2011 2:05 AM
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§Javier Armas
by Dave Id Tuesday Nov 1st, 2011 2:05 AM
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§Glenn Turner
by Dave Id Tuesday Nov 1st, 2011 2:05 AM
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§A view of the assembled media
by Dave Id Tuesday Nov 1st, 2011 2:05 AM
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The police attack of the evening of October 25th happened just one block down the street from Latham Square: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/27/18695525.php. Oscar Grant plaza is on the other side of building to right.
§banner: Occupy Oakland General Strike / Mass Day of Action
by Dave Id Tuesday Nov 1st, 2011 2:05 AM
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