Port of Oakland, Oakland, CANov 02, 2011

Oakland General Strike

 “Our government is being bought by corporations. The middle class and lower class are being subjugated. Obviously [closing the port] sends a message to the corporate world that we’re not going to sit by and take it anymore.”
Ben Bruso, SEIU member who participated in the port shutdown

After the eviction of Occupy Oakland, the occupiers called for a general strike across the city and succeeded in shutting down the Port of Oakland and holding actions across the city.

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