On October 25th, Occupy Oakland was brutally attacked by riot police. One protestor, Iraq veteran Scott Olson, remains in critical condition. But on Wednesday, thousands of protestors re-occupied Oscar Grant Plaza in courageous defiance of this attempt at repression. The Oakland General Assembly has called for a general strike on Wednesday, November 2nd. Given this call, and given the national attempt by mayors and police to repress and silence our movement, the Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street is calling for a national day of action on November 2nd in solidarity with Occupy Oakland and in defense of the Occupy movement nationally. We urge students, labor, the unemployed and all members of the 99% to take action on that day to send a message that our movement will not be silenced.
Participating groups and individuals in New York City (list in formation): CWA District 1, Brooklyn General Assembly, New York City All Student Assembly, New York City Labor Against the War, Labor for Palestine, Occupy the DOE, Marvin Holland (Political Director, TWU Local 100)*, Christine Williams (Executive Board Member, TWU Local 100)*, Charles Jenkins (Second Vice Chair, Line Equipment and Signals, TWU Local 100)*, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, Virtual Boricua, Luisa’s Liberation Artists Making Action, East Harlem Preservation, Michael Letwin, (Former President, Association of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW Local 2325)*, UAW Region 9A
Participating groups nationally (list in formation): Occupy LA, Occupy Boston, Occupy Portland, Milwaukee Walkout, Occupy Pittsburgh, Occupy Pasadena, Occupy San Antonio, Occupy Burlington, Occupy Morgantown, Occupy Hartford, Occupy Asheville, Occupy Susquehanna, AFT Local 3220 (Stewards’ Council, Teaching Assistants’ Association, University of Wisconsin-Madison), Oakland Education Association, Socialist Party of CT, National Immigrant Solidarity Network, Action LA Network, Peace NO War Network, Activist Video Service, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal (Philadelphia), Coffee House Teach-ins (Santa Monica)
*Individual endorsement, affiliations listed for identification purposes only