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Oakland General Strike/Day of Action: Who Showed Up?

Posted by in Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 3rd November, 2011 | No Comments

320107_2379404817527_1622872986_2251637_115244287_nWe spent a large portion of the day at Oscar Grant/Frank Ogawa Plaza, seeing friends, meeting new ones, listening to speakers from the stage, joining the various actions throughout the day and as the sun sank we marched with 5000 people to the Port of Oakland participated in the shut down of the nation’s fifth busiest port. Who showed up? Check out the videos and photos below to meet some of the people we met yesterday!
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Oakland General Strike/Day of Action 8PM

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 3rd November, 2011 | No Comments

296940_10150353331135881_635695880_8551997_1361232981_nBeing at the Oakland General Strike/Day of Action for most of the day, you would think that you would be completely exhausted, but surprisingly, when 4 o’ clock rolled around to begin the march to the Port of Oakland the energy was high.
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Oakland General Strike/Day of Action 4PM

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 2nd November, 2011 | No Comments

day of the dead printingIt’s a carnival with a purpose at Oscar Grant/Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland. The speeches from the stage are non stop. Voice after voice sharing messages of support from around the US, North America and the world, news of students, teachers and other workers deciding to walk out today and join the thousands.
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Oakland General Strike/Day of Action noon

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 2nd November, 2011 | 2 Comments

SEIUThe crowd was full of labor folks: nurses, teachers, SEIU workers, carpenters and even iron workers representing their unions marching side by side with students, babies in strollers and retired folks who kept saying, “I never thought I’d see this day”.
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Oakland General Strike/Day of Action 10AM

Posted by in World News & Events on 2nd November, 2011 | No Comments

Oakland amGood morning Oakland! It’s a crisp and sunny day in the Bay Area. Reports from Oakland say that the intersection surrounding Frank H Ogawa Plaza is completely packed with 2000 people. Read what’s going on…
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