General Strike November 2

OAKLAND, California – The recently renewed #OccupyOakland General Assembly has ratified a city-wide General Strike for November 2nd. Read the statement on #OccupyOakland.
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.

PROPOSAL:

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
WE STAND WITH OAKLAND!

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One response to “General Strike November 2

  1. I can see very soon (by March,if not Nov) a national general strike. Repeat it on same day next month. I would suggest the first day of EVERY month. This would give notice to the 1% that we are here first. We will not go away. We will not accept seconds or worse. The 99% are first.

    Declare a day of resistance. A day of not buying. A day of Non-violent Disobedience. A day of Occupation. A day of civil involvement. Do what you have to do, but no more. Go to work, but no more. Go to school, but no more. Don’t buy anything that day, if at all possible. If purchases are necessary, buy local. Deny multi-nationals your pennies. Don’t deny 1% your voice or your frustration.
    While it would be symbolic, most of this movement is symbolic. Symbols can change things. Symbols are very strong representations.

    Unrelentingly repeat until change is achieved.
    Every first day of the month. Every one.