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On tonight’s show we’ve put together a retrospective on Occupy for second anniversary of the Occupy Oakland General Strike, produced by Apex members during the encampment at Oscar Grant Plaza:

Protestors with the Chinese Progressive Association are part of the 99% (Photo by Bea Quiz'em)

Protestors with the Chinese Progressive Association are part of the 99% (Photo by Bea Quiz’em)

We’ll revisit a sound collage from the early days of the encampment and hear from the variety of Oakland residents who decided to participate.

We’ll hear from the Colorful Mama’s of the 99% – a group of mothers who organized their families during the occupy movement.

Karl’s piece Decolonize Oakland takes us back to the start of indigenous solidarity organizing during Occupy and how people of color asserted themselves as the protest wore on.

We hear from the workers and participants of the First Occupy General Strike and why they thought it was important to protest in solidarity with each other.

And finally, we listen to an account of the first night raid on the encampment. and the arrests that followed.

Salima Hamirani hosts.

 

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