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Grand Rapids rally/march in solidarity with Oakland General Strike Nov. 2

November 1, 2011

At last night’s general assembly meeting it was decided that Occupy Grand Rapids would have a march/rally in solidarity with the General Strike action being planned in Oakland, CA tomorrow in response to the police brutality against Occupy Oakland.

Here is a statement from Occupy Oakland on the General Strike:

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.

Occupy Grand Rapids is inviting people to join them at 4pm on Wednesday, November 2 at the corner of Division & Fulton at Monument Park. The intent is to march to locations in Grand Rapids where police brutality has occurred in this community as an act of solidarity with those who have suffered from police brutality recently in Oakland.

For any updates on this action check out Occupy Grand Rapids page on Facebook. In addition, we would encourage people to read the Seven Myths about the Police.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 2, 2011 12:40 am
  2. November 2, 2011 12:40 am

    oops, here it is:

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