The Oakland General Strike
11.3.2011 Leave a comment
The Oakland General Strike that occurred yesterday, November 2, 2011, can be counted a modest success. Between 10,000 to 20,000 people participated in the action. The Strike also closed the Port of Oakland while many city workers and teachers failed to report for work. There were arrests made later in the day as a faction of the occupy movement occupied a building and had a minor skirmish with the police.
Yesterday’s strike was Oakland’s first General Strike since December, 1946.
- Occupy Oakland General Strike Moves Forward (firedoglake.com)
- Occupy Oakland plans Nov 2 Blockade of Port of Oakland & Strike (occupy-stories.com)
- Occupy Oakland, the General Strike on November 2, 2011 and An Introduction (seattleducation2010.wordpress.com)
- Occupy Oakland planning a general strike for November 2nd (americablog.com)
- An Interview With a Member of Occupy Oakland About Tomorrow’s General Strike (rortybomb.wordpress.com)
- Many Oakland businesses, banks and schools close for general strike (dailykos.com)
- Oakland prepares for general strike, in pictures and video (dailykos.com)
- Oakland General Strike Plans to Shut Down City on Wednesday (sfist.com)
- What Does the Occupy Oakland Strike Have to do With 1946? (alternet.org)
- Why we strike [Thoughts from Kansas] (scienceblogs.com)