Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Strike! UPDATEDx2

Workers of the World, Unite!

Today all of Oakland will come together in solidarity to protest big ______ who are exploiting the people by ______ and ______ and ____.

From OccupyOakland's Website:

Occupy Oakland is calling for no work and no school on November 2 as part of the general strike. We are asking that all workers go on strike, call in sick, take a vacation day or simply walk off the job with their co-workers. We are also asking that all students walk out of school and join workers and community members in downtown Oakland. All banks and large corporations must close down for the day or demonstrators will march on them.

The Occupy Oakland Strike Assembly has vowed to picket and or occupy any business or school which disciplines employees or students in any way for participating in the Nov 2 General Strike.
Be Prepared

Bring materials to make signs: Banner material. cardboard, poster paper, markers, paint, spray paint tape, dowels, etc
Bring food and water to share!
Bring noise makers, instruments, sound systems and other ways that we can transform downtown into a celebration of our collective power
Write this legal number down on your body in case of arrest: 415.285.1011 The number will be staffed al day long and will coordinate legal support for those arrested in the strike.

Remember these four common points that the General Strike Assembly has agreed upon:

Solidarity with the world-wide Occupy movement!
End police attacks on our communities!
Defend Oakland schools and libraries!
Against an economic system built on colonialism, inequality and corporate power that perpetuates all forms of oppression and the destruction of the environment!

A Few Chants For the Strike

“Strike, Occupy, Shut it Down! Oakland is the People’s Town”
“Every Hour, Every Day! The occupation is here to stay!”
“Occupy Everything! Liberate Oakland”
“Politicians & Bankers, Liars & Thieves, We’re taking it back! We’re not saying please!”
“No more cops, we don’t need ‘em! All we want is total freedom”
“Shut Down OPD! Not the Public Library!”
“Let’s Go Oakland! Let’s Go!” [clap] [clap]


So a proud Oakland is a police-less, bank-less, politician-less commune (ity)?

There better be a lot of YouTube videos tomorrow of Oakland PD pepper spray. We need our hippie-macing fix!

Images: 2 are from OccupyOakland's site. You guess which ones.


Weasel Zippers just posted this picture from Oakland.

Was Mom washing the Che shirt today?

UPDATE 11.3 10am

We asked for mace and we got it! Interestingly, the WSJ today speaks of a lower turnout, a strike fizzle, and a relatively peaceful protest. Things must have started after they went to print. Either that, or a few defaced banks, store windows kicked in and other malfeasance doesn't qualify as news.

Michelle Malkin has two posts with plenty of photos - from yesterday at 6:22pm, and today at 2:19am. Here is the picture that caught our eye:

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