Video from Al Jazeera about the Oakland Occupation below
NOTE: GJEP stands in solidarity with the Oakland General Strike. Shut it Down. We will provide coverage today, including photos and commentary later in the day from GJEP’s Communication Director, Jeff Conant, who runs GJEP’s Oakland office. Of course that depends on what occurs during the General Strike and Jeff’s access to upload to Climate Connections. Last night GJEP’s Anne Petermann and Orin Langelle did a Non Violent Direct Action training for Occupy Burlington. Occupy Burlington will have a march and rally today in solidarity with the Oakland General Strike. It will be an interesting day. The video below is from Al Jazeera English:
Protesters in Oakland, California are planning to try and shut down the city’s port – the fifth-busiest shipping container port in the United States, in what they are calling a general strike on Wednesday.
The protesters are part of the ‘Occupy’ movement sweeping the world in which people are rallying to stop, amongst other things, corporate greed.
Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Oakland.