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Occupy Oakland General Strike November 2nd! No Business As Usual November 2nd!
Dave Id
Occupy Oakland continues to kick through the boundaries of what was previously thought possible, upping the ante of what it means to resist against corporate greed and state oppression. On October 26th, just one day after a hundred people were arrested, two encampments were physically smashed to the ground, and a thousand supporters were attacked by police with chemical weapons and projectiles in a manner that shocked the conscience of the nation, Occupy Oakland collectively took the incredibly audacious and ambitious step of calling for the first General Strike in America in sixty-five years. As corporate media helicopters currently buzz over Occupy Oakland just before 6am on November 2nd, it's all set to start really soon. The world truly is watching, waiting to see if a kinder, more fair America is possible. No matter what happens today, though, no matter how many banks and corporations are shut down, no matter what the police do or the corporate media report, a new sense of people power and possibility are in the air. History will be made. Let's push this thing forward.

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