From Occupy Oakland –
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.
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.
There will be talks at Occupy Wall Street to stand in solidarity with Oakland to strike on that day as well.
Meanwhile, blatant lies by the media continue and continue to be spouted by those who gobble their propaganda. Fox News reports that Acorn is paying people $10 an hour to help occupy Wall Street.
Here is a post to Occupy Wall Street’s Facebook page from 9:30 am this morning:
Oh, I heard ACORN joined your group. Lol If Capitalism is so evil, I guess you should stop using Facebook, Twitter, computers, and smartphones huh.
I have been at the occupation for roughly twenty out of the forty days it has gone on. No one is getting paid to be there.