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Mon Apr 30 2012 (Updated 06/05/12) Nationwide May Day General Strike Looms Large Locally with Diverse Actions Across Bay Area
Largest General Strike in Decades — May Day 2012 Occupy Wall Street in New York called for a nationwide May Day General Strike. Cities and towns across the United States are heeding the call. Workers will be striking, students will be leaving classes, and banks and other large corporations will be forced to close for the day across the nation. May 1st, 2012, promises to be the largest American May Day since the Immigrant Rights May Day in 2006 and probably the most widespread and furthest reaching in decades.

Local plans include a People's Festival on Market Street in San Francisco; support for workers at the Golden Gate Bridge, the SF Ferry Building, and other locations; the rebirth of the San Francisco Commune; a work stoppage by ILWU Local 10 which will effectively shut down the Port of Oakland for the day; a large March for Dignity and Resistance from Fruitvale to downtown Oakland; a one-day strike by thousands of California Nurses Association nurses in the Bay Area; autonomous actions; and much, much more.

Oakland — Occupied Oakland's May Daze | audioOccupy Oakland May Day Rally | videoMay Day Oakland Police Riots: OPD Violate Their Own Crowd Control Policy Yet Again: video | videoOakland May Day !!!!! (clips and cop watch) | photoPic's of Oakland on May Day 2012 | photoHomies Empowerment en la marcha in Oakland | videoOakland Police use Concussion Grenades and Extraction Teams on May Day 2012 | May Day in Occupy Oakland: Let a million seeds sprout | Denounce the attack on the Revolution Books table at Oscar Grant Plaza | pdfOakland Police January 28th Hit List. Who Is on the OPD List for May Day? | The Colonization of Occupy Oakland | calendar Event Announcements: 8:30am M1 Oakland Gender Strike/General Strike: Anti-Capitalist March to shut down the banks | 12pm Everyone Converge on Downtown | 3pm March for Dignity and Resistance | May 1st Anti-Racist March: The Decolonial Carnaval | March with the Internationalist Contingent on May Day | Million Hoodie & Hijab contingent to march on May Day in Oakland | Bay Area Sutter Nurses Plan May 1 Walkout | videophotoOccupy Oakland May Day General Strike Press Conference, 4/26/12: video & photos | photoOCCUPY OAKLAND May 1 Strike posters + call to action | pdfPoster series: Let us off from work on May Day, or else | Occupy Oakland Action Framework for May 1 - Blockades, Marches!

San Francisco — videoMay Day Strike Shuts Down S. F. Ferry Service | photoMay Day SF 2012 | photoRise Up Mural on MayDay | May Day Creation: Rise Up Mural at Montgomery and Market | photo888 Turk Raided In Early Morning Raid | calendarSF Commune Solidarity Breakfast | photoUpdate on #SFCommune @ 888 Turk | may day sf: san francisco commune resurrected | Occupy Strikes Back: Revenge of the SF Commune | photo888 Turk Raided? | photoMay Day in the Mission | photo888 Turk Street: Re-Occupied | photoThe Strike Starts Early: Mission Police Precinct Attacked | calendar Event Announcements: Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition updates. No more bridge rally, pickets instead | 10:30am Occupy Your Civil Liberties on May Day | 12pm The People's Street Festival - El Festival de Calle del Pueblo | 1:30pm May Day March to New SF Commune | 2pm San Francisco Commune - Housing & Social Center Occupation

Mountain View — photoMay Day in Mountain View: Stop S-Comm

San Jose — calendar Event Announcement: 3pm May Day March - A day without the 99%

Santa Cruz — Event Announcement | Coverage: photoimc_video.gifMay Day in Santa Cruz: Creating an Ongoing Network of Solidarity

Sacramento — calendar Event Announcements: 11am Sacramento May Day Action and March | Anti-Capitalist Contingent At Sacramento May Day

Fresno — photoMay Day in Fresno | calendar Event Announcement: 5pm Primero de Mayo - May Day March

San Diego — calendar Event Announcement: 11am May 1st Day of Action

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See Also: Massive May Day Turnout Highlights Media's Disconnect From Reality | Corporate Media Bored With Occupy — and Inequality | Statement on Chris Hedges and the Black Bloc | May Day Protests for Justice | 100,000 march in Moscow and thousands march around the world for labor | May Day: A Radical Strike into the Belly of the Beast | pdfACLU and NLG Ask Oakland Police Department If It Seeks to Abandon Key Protections for Demonstrators | Occupy Oakland, Permitted Protest, and Police Repression | Occupy Oakland Will Provide Support If Workers Lead A Shutdown Of The Golden Gate Bridge | calendarFuck the Police 17 | photoHella Occupy Oakland! 6 Month Anniversary | calendarOccupy Earth Day Occupy Richmond March and Protest | calendarOccupy Oakland Hoodie & Hijab March | videophotoOccupy Oakland Confronts Discriminatory Prosecutions by OPD and DA, 4/3/12: video & photos | photoBerkeley Police Price Quote For BearCat Armored Vehicle | Occupying a House Auction | calendar/newsitems/2012/03/28/18710301.php | Occupy Oakland MARCH to Take Back the Town | calendarFuck the Police 14b | calendarFuck the Police 14a | photoMillionaires Tax Supporters Grapple with Withdrawal of Major Backers | Fuck the Police 13 | BENEATH poem | IC3: Defense Lawyer Threatened With Arrest, Police Report Doctored In Preliminary Hearing | pdfNew DIY Occupation Guide 2012 redux | Berkeley: Attack on the snitches at the Tang Center | Communiqué from Decolonize Oakland 3.18.12 | photoOakland's FTP March | calendarBerkeley: Rally and Speak Up Against Police Abuse | High Noon & Occupy at the Docks | photoWelcome Back to OGP | photoOakland protests the latest atrocities in Afghanistan | calendarOakland LGBT Rally in Front of Courthouse to Respond to Hate Crimes Charges | pdfStay Away Orders Against Occupy Oakland Protesters Are Unconstitutional | videoNell's friends stop auction of her home! | calendarOccupy Oakland Protest for Tristan and Palestine | photoFuck the Police March | photoPhotos from Occupy Our Food Supply day at an East Oakland Community Garden | Did Somebody Say "Car Bloc"? | District Attorney O’Malley’s Strange Relationship to the Truth | photoFTP march in solidarity with Occupy CAL Berkeley and Athens part 2 | photoFTP March in solidarity with Athens and Occupy CAL Berkeley | Berkeley Police fumbles in a murder | videoOfficer in Scott Olsen Incident Identified? (Article and Video)

Previous Related Indybay Features: Occupy the Farm Activists Reclaim Prime Urban Agricultural Land in SF Bay Area | Occupy Santa Cruz Supports the Santa Cruz Eleven | Wells Fargo Shareholder Meeting Invaded and Surrounded by Protesters in San Francisco | Snatch Squads at May 1st General Strike in Oakland? | 11 UC Davis Students, Professor, Charged for U.S. Bank Blockade | Occupy SF Liberates Vacant Building to Establish Social Center | Sacramento Protest Against Cuts To Education and Social Services | San Quentin Occupied on National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners | Occupy Oakland January 28th Move-In Day Ends with Hundreds of Arrests

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