Christopher D. Cook – Oakland’s Day: A Focused General Strike

It felt almost surreal: more than 10,000 people, perhaps up to 20,000, flooding Oakland’s streets for a General Strike featuring a litany of grievances about capitalism. Never mind the 1960s, this felt more like the 1930s—mobilized in just one week’s time, marching against corporate power and, for many, against the capitalist system itself.

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