Posts Tagged: OccupySF

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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Artists Coming Out To Support Occupy San Francisco

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Last night, as part of the Occupy SF Art and Performance Series, Foxtails Brigade, Sherilynn Connelly, and others came out to support the protestors at Bierman Park. By pretty much all accounts, it was incredible. Foxtails Brigade—with Laura Weinbach, Anton Patzner (Judgement Day, Bright Eyes), Jo Lewis (Os Beaches, F-Pod B-Pod) and Jascha Hoffman—even played an […]

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