Two years ago, Oakland was at the center of the national spotlight. The November 1, 2011 General Strike that shut down the Port of Oakland and culminated in a police riot shifted the focus from Occupy Wall Street to Oakland’s diverse and passionate encampment. For a few weeks, activists, union members, veterans, anarchists, homeless, and others came together to stand up for the 99% and speak truth to power.
This slide show by Howard Dyckoff takes us through the tent city, the General Strike and beyond.
What are your memories of Occupy Oakland? What effect has it had on your life? Let us know what you are feeling about Occupy two years on.