Occupy Oakland General Strike and Mass Day of Action Press Conference

The following is a video of the October 31st press conference on the upcoming general strike in Oakland, originally posted on Indybay. The press conference includes a range of individuals and organizations, not all of whose politics we agree with, but we post the video here to provide a sense of the range of mobilization taking place on the ground at this time.

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Speaking at the press conference were Tim Simmons; Louise Michel; Boots Riley of The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club; Cat Brooks of the ONYX Organizing Committee; Clarence Thomas of the ILWU Local 10 and the Million Worker March Movement; Nell Myhand of Causa Justa/Just Cause, Crystallee Crain, teacher at DeAnza College and the College of Alameda; Javier Armas, former Oakland teacher; Elaine Brown, SEIU member and former chairperson of the Black Panther Party; and Glenn Turner, a Telegraph Avenue shop owner.