02 November 2011
GENERAL STRIKE, TODAY!!
I think it's pretty clear to most that today promises to be a big day for Oakland. If you're able to leave work, please head down to Oscar Grant Plaza and join one of the many marches beginning at 14th and Broadway (there are currently four planned at 9 am, 12 noon, 4 pm, and 5 pm respectively). The late afternoon marches promise to draw the most significant police presence as protesters make their way to the Port, so please be careful! In addition, if you feel safer on a bicycle, there's a Critical Mass bike ride leaving the plaza for the Port at 4 pm. If you can't leave work, please show your solidarity in other ways by spreading the word and joining the movement to recall Jean Quan! I'll be dropping in and out of the plaza between classes, so I hope to see some of you there!
Here's my go-to chant of the day: "Shut down OPD! Not the Public Li-brar-y!" Find other chants and a General Strike checklist here.