Occupy movement fights on

This video from the USA is called Hands Off Occupy Oakland-ILWU Calls For Labor Backing Of Occupation.

USA: Thousands of protesters participated in a day of marches and demonstrations in Oakland, California Wednesday, eight days after a violent attack by police on the Occupy Oakland encampment: here.

Police clashed violently with Occupy Oakland protesters in the early hours today, firing tear gas at activists who responded by throwing bottles and stones: here.

Lakota Tribes “Refuse to Cooperate” With Tar Sands Proponents. Jason Coppola, Truthout: “As people gather to protest the greed and corruption of Wall Street in downtown Manhattan and throughout the world, the territories of indigenous peoples and nations have been the front lines of this conflict for a long, long, time. Clayton Thomas-Muller, of the Pukatawagan Cree Nation, is an anti-tar sands campaigner with the Indigenous Environmental Network, and is responsible for coordinating an indigenous team which operates both in the United States and Canada supporting locally led tactics and strategies aimed at stopping the Canadian tar sands expansion and its encroachment into traditional and treaty territories of first nations in Alberta and British Columbia”: here.

The Top-10 Myths Vs. Facts About Keystone XL: here.

Report: Timothy Geithner Had Taxpayers Pick Up Full Risk for Wall Street Firms, When He Could Have Paid Out Much Less: here.

Half of 18-24 yr/olds live @ home. Wonder why? You shouldn’t: American Dream no longer applies for them: here.

3 thoughts on “Occupy movement fights on

  1. NYC Labor Against the War

    11.2 Occupy Wall Street Report:
    General Strike Shuts Port of Oakland

    Source: Port of Oakland Running at Half Capacity After Wildcat Strike in Solidarity With Occupy Oakland
    “Rank and filers told people this morning not to take work. Key jobs were not filled but some other jobs were,” Heyman said, resulting in what he described as an “effective shutdown.” “This is an example of the consciousness of the San Francisco ports union, which has a history of solidarity actions with the global labor movement,” Heyman added.

    Occupy Oakland succeeds in shutting down port
    ‎”At this time, maritime operations are effectively shut down at the Port of Oakland. Maritime area operations will resume when it is safe and secure to do so,” the port said in a written statement to Reuters.

    General Strike Shuts Down Oakland. Watch Live! | OccupyWallSt.org
    Watch live as the 99% fight back and shut down a port. Today Oakland, tomorrow your public square. On November 17th, in NYC and beyond, we will resist until we win. We will no longer accept the rule of the 1%. This is not a symbolic protest. This is the resistance. Act now.

    Live Blog: Crowds gather, block traffic in downtown Oakland
    Thousands of people have assembled at the intersection at Webster and 20th streets in front of Chase and other bank branches. Two protesters climbed a lamp post and put up a banner that crosses Webster street that says “Occupy the banks.”

    Workers, students join Occupy rally in Oakland
    Thousands of anti-Wall Street protesters marched in the streets of Oakland on Wednesday as they geared up with labor unions to picket banks, take over foreclosed homes and vacant buildings and disrupt operations at the nation’s fifth-busiest port.

    Occupy movement organises day of protest in Oakland — in pictures
    Protesters gathered on Wednesday for a planned ‘general strike’ aimed at shutting down the city in a series of demonstrations.

    “Occupy Oakland” strike gains big labor support – CBS News
    The unions representing Oakland’s public school teachers, community college instructors, city government workers and University of California, Berkeley teaching assistants have endorsed the broad-based call to action that is expected to include marches, pickets outside banks and an attempt to shut down the Port of Oakland in the evening.

    Veteran’s journey from Iraq to Oakland protests
    “I was not surprised that he was at a protest, speaking up. Scott had gotten older, he’d grown up and gotten a voice. He wasn’t a completely different person when he came back. He’d just seen a lot things. And I was proud of him, standing up for something he believed in.”

    Shutting It All Down: The Power of General Strikes in U.S. History
    The two major general strikes in American history are the Seattle General Strike of 1919 and the Oakland General Strike of 1946. In 1919, the workers of Seattle engaged in a three-day mass action calling all city workers onto the streets. This was the first citywide collective action in American history known as a general strike.

    We are all Oakland
    Occupy, while tapping into the same working class radicalization that fueled the Wisconsin revolt, is a far broader movement. It is a national uprising, first of all–and it targets social inequality, denounces big-money control of both political parties, and raises questions about the system itself.


  2. Dear Friend,

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    Because of this, Brave New Foundation has a unique opportunity to use our storytelling and distribution skills to join the fight by shining a light on exactly who the greedy and manipulative 1% are.

    Who are the 1%? Let us know who you think the real villains are and we will create videos to expose them.

    We need your intellectual and financial support to make this happen quickly to build on this moment and name the unpatriotic 1% who are gaming the system, buying our politicians, and changing regulations to rake in billions of dollars while ruining the lives of millions of Americans.


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    Thanks for your support,
    Robert Greenwald
    and the Brave New Foundation team


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