Oakland turns to 1st general strike in 65 years

Posted December 2nd, 2011 by Mattfree88
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Oakland turns to 1st general strike in 65 years

A 10,000-strong rally has blocked the entrances to the Port of Oakland, which has had to shut down its operations for the day. The port will lose roughly $8 million per day if the "blockade" continues.

Today’s events have culminated in a massive march in the Bay Area, which has been one of the goals of the Occupy Oakland General Strike, the first such strike in the city for 65 years. The Port of Oakland is one of the largest shipping hubs of its kind in the country.

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