In what is sure to be the first of many, the general assembly for Occupy Oakland just approved a general strike for next Wednesday, November 2nd. The move is in retaliation of the recent episode of police hostility there, where a United States Veteran, after returning home from multiple tours in Iraq, was seriously injured by Oakland police and is presently hospitalized.
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 to 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.