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Occupy Oakland May Day General Strike Press Conference, 4/26/12: video & photos
Dave Id
With May Day 2012 approaching, Occupy Oakland held a press conference to discuss the actions expected throughout downtown Oakland on Tuesday, May 1st. Plans include support for workers at the Golden Gate Bridge, a work stoppage by ILWU Local 10 which will effectively shut down the Port of Oakland for the day, a one-day strike by thousands of California Nurses Association Bay Area nurses, a large March for Dignity and Resistance from Fruitvale to downtown, and much more. Speaking at the press conference were Leo Ritz-Barr of Occupy Oakland's Events Committee; Lauren Smith of Occupy Oakland; Clarence Thomas, 26-year member of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 and co-chair of the Million Worker March Movement; Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto, an Alta Bates nurse with the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United; Irene of the Oakland Occupy Patriarchy working group; and Jessie of the Occupy Oakland Anti-Repression Committee (full video below).

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