May 1 General Strike — NO work — NO school — NO business as usual!
Occupy Berkeley endorses and will be participating in these actions for the May 1 General Strike.
(One caveat: we are not sure what “autonomous actions” might entail, so be sure to find out before you join one, so you know what you’re signing up for.)
NOON – 1PM: Everyone Converge on Downtown Oakland
Mass rally from noon to 1pm at 14th & Broadway. Should include speakers, food, music activities, etc.
1PM – 3PM: Themed Actions & Marches Around Downtown
After the rally, those in attendance have the opportunity to stay downtown or join one of the autonomous actions that will be departing from 14th & Broadway to continue shutting down various capitalist institutions in the downtown area. These themed actions could include a Reclaim the Streets Party, an FTP march, more pickets, etc.
3PM: March for Dignity and Resistance
All are encouraged to join the march starting at Fruitvale BART station at 3pm.
“From San Jose to San Francisco to Santa Rosa to Sacramento to Stockton, we are inviting all workers – employed and unemployed, paid and unpaid – to join us in a family friendly, community inclusive march. The March for Dignity and Resistance is being organized by a coalition of activists from a wide variety of groups with different politics and organizing backgrounds. Together we will fight for the life we want to live and build the world we want to live in.”
6PM – 7PM: Reconvergence downtown to coincide with the march arrival
Everyone back downtown to rally and celebrate together as the March for Dignity and Resistance arrives.