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Occupy Oakland General Strike and Mass Day of Action
Date Wednesday November 02
Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location Details
Oscar Grant Plaza, Oakland
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorOscar Grant
General Strike!
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Oct 26th, 2011 11:49 PM
by Occupy Oakland Thursday Oct 27th, 2011 11:47 AM
Liberate Oakland, Shut Down the 1%
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.

by distribute Thursday Oct 27th, 2011 10:19 PM
§General Strike Poster
by autonomist Friday Oct 28th, 2011 8:04 AM
Here's a poster to post up for the general strike next week!

(Color and Black and white versions below)
by autonomist Friday Oct 28th, 2011 8:04 AM
by autonomist Friday Oct 28th, 2011 8:04 AM
by autonomist Friday Oct 28th, 2011 8:04 AM
§original poster
by STRIKE! Friday Oct 28th, 2011 4:00 PM
original poster
§Occupy Oakland (Free Poster)
by Not My Government Sunday Oct 30th, 2011 3:05 PM
Free Poster to download, produceand and distribut as you see fit.

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.
§Occupy Oakland
by Not My Government Sunday Oct 30th, 2011 3:05 PM
§Strike While the Iron Is Hot
by Occupy Oakland Friday Nov 4th, 2011 4:02 PM
Strike While the Iron Is Hot
§General Strike - Liberate Oakland
by Occupy Oakland Friday Nov 4th, 2011 4:12 PM
General Strike - Liberate Oakland
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Poor ol' OPD is "confused" after violently attacking Oaklanders - anyone got a tissue?crybabiesTuesday Nov 1st, 2011 10:40 PM
Port of Oakland tries to play "outsde agitator" angle saying "this is our home"same oldTuesday Nov 1st, 2011 10:36 PM
FUCK THE POLICE!AMonday Oct 31st, 2011 5:29 PM
For your use: "Why You Should Join the Wed., Nov. 2, Oakland General Strike"Oaklander Monday Oct 31st, 2011 9:55 AM
Did anyone see the face of the officer who shot Scott Olsen?JohnMonday Oct 31st, 2011 1:46 AM
NO WAR BUT CLASS WAR! The point is to end Crapitalism forever by any means necessary ASAP!greenpaganSunday Oct 30th, 2011 2:21 PM
Boots Riley is a Musician not a LongshoremanUnion Activist Sunday Oct 30th, 2011 12:09 PM
Evening picket was with agreement of ILWUOccupierSunday Oct 30th, 2011 11:55 AM
There needs to be a Early Morning march to the PortUnion activist Sunday Oct 30th, 2011 10:37 AM
Are co-ops okay?MediatorSunday Oct 30th, 2011 10:31 AM
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