Thousands Join Occupy Oakland General Strike

Thursday, November 03, 2011

An estimated 10,000 protesters marched to the Port of Oakland last night as a general strike was called in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Demonstrators shut down maritime operations at the port as officials asked that protesters allow the workers to return home safely. The march was generally peaceful, police said, as some vandalism was reported. The strike was the first of its kind since 1946. Meanwhile at Wall Street, protesters have battled the snow and prepare to face the winter.

Gustavo Oliveira is one of the protesters with Occupy Oakland. He talks about Wednesday's strike and the overnight confrontations iwth the police. WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal discusses the solidarity among protesters on the other side of the country at Occupy Wall Street in New York.

Guests:

Gustavo Oliveira

Comments [5]

Jack from DC

Gustavo??? WHOOAAAAA, BEAN!!!!

Nov. 03 2011 01:05 PM
Angel from Miami, FL

FREE SPEECH EXISTS! Finally, people have stood up and expressed themselves against this machine that continuously and relentlessly flattens everyone but the few who drive it. The Occupy folks have proven that you don't need millions of dollars and congressmen in your pockets to influence the national conversation.

Nov. 03 2011 10:47 AM
listener

One would think that "progressive" Californians have received everything they voted for in recent years but it is still never enough, is it?

Perhaps after a productive day of smashing windows and disrupting small businesses, the protesters should make a visit to Oakland's Evergreen Cemetery.
There they will find a mass grave filled with over 400 people who were murdered in the name of socialism and Marxism 33 years ago this month by the "progressive" People's Temple.

The lesson from history is look before you leap into a "peoples" movement.

Nov. 03 2011 10:21 AM
Chalres

Are any of The Takeaway's staff participating in "Occupy Oakland"?

Nov. 03 2011 09:20 AM
Brandt Hardin from Clarksville

The Occupy movement is beyond party lines but NOT class lines. Greed is a human problem all over the world and the Occupy movement has sounded the cannon against the corporate gutting of America through the lobbying and gross corruption of our government from the inside out. Through raising our voices and helping how we can, we give a voice back to the people. I created some paintings in support of the movement on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/09/occupywallstreet.html where you can also see a slew of videos and info sources on the movement.

Nov. 03 2011 03:39 AM

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