Today, we congratulate and stand in solidarity with #OccupyOakland, who shut down the Port of Oakland on 2 Nov 2011 with reports of between 10 and 30,000 protesters who took the Occupy Movement to its next logical level. As with the Montgomery Bus Boycott, we are powerful when we #OccupytheEconomy.
UPDATE – 3 Nov 2011:
As Orwell would have predicted, Occupy Oakland protesters were violently attacked by riot police the next night. From the @OccupyOakland Twitter account:
Social center was liberated tonight, a previous homeless center, shut down and owned by bank…then police came in riot lines, fired tear gas and rubber bullets. There have been arrests and injuries.
They reported 90 arrests and at least one protester who was critically injured. Kayvan Sabehgi was beaten by the OPD and has a ruptured spleen. He is the 2nd US veteran (along with Scott Olson) to suffer serious injuries at the hands of the police. We stand in solidarity with them, Occupy Oakland and all those who call for an END TO ALL WARS OF AGGRESSION, equality and justice for the people.