Posts Tagged: Occupy Oakland

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Juliana Spahr

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Juliana Spahr about her new book That Winter the Wolf Came, the oil industry, and writing about “difficult” topics.

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On Being Gassed

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“Strangely, as I stared at the back of my left hand, scorched and black after a tear gas canister fired by police hit me in the stomach and exploded, I didn’t want it to be news.” Bay Citizen editor, Steve Fainaru, was injured by police while covering yesterday’s Occupy Oakland protest. Here’s his account of […]

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It’s Time: The Oakland General Strike Is Here

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Well this is going to be something. Oakland’s general strike is today. Organizers are expecting tens of thousands of people. Almost every labor union has endorsed, and students will be walking out all over the Bay Area (solidarity statements here). Businesses throughout Oakland are shutting down (partial list here), including, apparently, Men’s Wearhouse(!) and the Grand Park […]

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An Occupy Oakland and Occupy SF Roundup

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By pretty much all accounts, last night was tense but hopeful for the Occupy movement in the Bay Area. (For an account of the national movement, check out Brian Spears’ roundup from this morning.) This is somewhat of a relief after Tuesday night, when a coalition of Bay Area police used tear gas, nonlethal rounds, […]

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