General Strike in Oakland, CA: Port of Oakland

Rainforest Action Network joins the general strike in Oakland, California, Wednesday, November 2 with many thousands of peaceful protestors. "RAN believes the social, economic and environmental crises sweeping the planet are inter-related symptoms of the same root causes."

 

Less than three weeks after the Occupy movement began on Sept. 17, its “We Are the 99 Percent” message has exploded into a national rallying cry. We’ve been getting questions about why an environmental organization concerned with protecting forests, their inhabitants, and our climate would be supportive of a movement calling out the systems and institutions that maintain our country’s wealth inequality? Here’s why.

 

Occupy Wall Street Coverage on The Understory

 

 

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Taken on January 1, 2000