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.
Photo by: Jonathan Clark