I’ve compiled a list of events & teach-ins for tomorrow’s actions. Below that is a general statement for the Strike/Mass Day of Action. These are only those of which I am aware. I don’t represent Occupy Oakland and am only one of thousands of community participants:
Main Schedule: Walk-outs of Work & School with Mass Gatherings at 9am, 12:00, and 5pm
March to Port of Oakland: Leaving at 4pm and again at 5pm; Critical Mass bike to Port at 4pm (to reach by start of shift by 7pm)
Events throughout day from Movement Generation: (http://www.movementgeneration.org/oakland-general-strike-weds-nov-2-info-schedule-of-events)
Food Justice Lunch & Teach-In: 12-5pm http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=307218769304323&ref=ts
OCCUPY THE BANKS! Foreclose on the 1%: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=292705724087218
Children’s & Family Brigade:12-5. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=267554243286230
“Don’t You Dare Steal Our Future” – Family Bike/Stroller Brigade: 3pm – meeting at Oakland Main Library at 14th St & Madison to march to Oscar Grant Plaza to join the
Disability Action Brigade: Big action being planned at 2 pm specifically to talk about disability/senior cuts at state and federal level, plus some of us are joining major action at noon (meet at 14th & Broadway) and march at 5 pm (with wheelchair-accessible shuttles). https://www.facebook.com/groups/cuido/
Worker Coop Contingent, 12-3: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212909742112758
Ohlone & Miwok elders and activists & Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist monks will be walking from Intertribal Friendship House in Oakland to Occupy Oakland. They will be arriving in at 10:30 am. For the past 2 weeks they have been walking from Diablo Canyon in prayer to protect sacred places and to bring awareness of the dangers of the nuclear fuel cycle. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152118874876950
Main Occupy Oakland website: http://www.OccupyOakland.org
For the latest info, general assembly resolutions, flyers, media
You may have heard about this Wednesday’s General Strike, with mass
gatherings to be held at 9am, 12 noon, and 5pm — at 14th and Broadway in
downtown Oakland. The call for a general strike is not surprising given
that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe banks and major
corporations have too much power, support amending the U.S. constitution to
affirm that corporations don’t have the same rights as people, and believe
corporations have more control of our political system than average
For the past three decades the wealthiest 1% and their corporations have
been taking an ever-increasing share of the income we produce, leaving the
vast majority of us to make do with ever-smaller crumbs to survive on. Now
is the time to take a stand and declare that we absolutely will not permit
these outrages to continue.
This coming Wednesday, November 2, those in the greater Oakland area will
have a chance to make an extremely powerful statement by participating in
the Oakland General Strike. We will be using one of the most powerful
tools available to we the people — but a tool which has not actually been
exercised in this country for over 60 years, since we last used it here in
Oakland, in 1946.
The Occupy Wall Street movement and Occupy Oakland have now presented each
of us with a vital moral choice: Do we participate in the Oakland General
Strike and help shift the direction of this country? Or do we allow giant
corporations and the ultra-wealthy ever more free license to plunder the
resources and wealth of this nation, and of our world?
This is how you can participate in the strike:
* Do not go to work
* Do not go to school
* Or at least, do everything you can to minimize those activities.
* Do not patronize any banks or other corporations on Wednesday.
Instead go to 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland — especially for the
Wednesday mass gatherings at 9am, 12 noon, and 5pm.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in the Oakland General Strike,
regardless of where you live. For more details, please see:
If we now join together, we shall not fail with the great task before us.
If you can, please forward this message to friends, e-mail lists,
listserves, FaceBook pages, etc.
Note: Recent Occupy Oakland events have had as many as 3,000 people in
attendance. The general assembly vote to strike was made with over 1600
people participating (1484 in favor, 77 abstentions, and 46 against —
passing by 96.9%). The text of the strike proposal is here:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/26/18695438.php — below the 2nd