Nov. 3, 2011
BOSTON — Several hundred Occupy Boston activists marched Wednesday in support of the General Strike in Oakland, Calif. Oakland has become a flashpoint for national demonstrations since an Iraq War veteran was injured by a projectile allegedly fired by police trying to clear tents out of the main plaza.
In Boston, demonstrators picketed the Bank of America and other symbols of what they called “corporate greed.”
Jason Mazoula, a former infantryman who served in Baghdad, told WGBH Radio that veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan are joining Occupation rallies around the country in response to the Oakland incident.
Many veterans, he said, were returning to the U.S. in the face of a down economy, and with it the threats of joblessness, homelessness and drug abuse.
Ed Childs, a union organizer with UNITE HERE, Local 26, the Hotel Workers Union, was among those spearheading the Wednesday march. “Everybody that’s under attack, every foreclosed person whose home has been foreclosed, every student who has to pay these huge student loans, all the people that are going to be under attack by this supercommittee… everybody is part of this movement,” he said.
OAKLAND 'OCCUPIERS' DECLARE VICTORY AT PORT
Kathryn commented on 11.03.11
Everyone involved with Occupy and/or concerned with its issues needs to be aware of the facts disclosed in the Guardian (UK) report "The Republican 'voter fraud' fraud" (search under that title). All the Occupy issues are tied to this issue of the takeover of our democracy by the plutocracy -- the Brothers Koch and other members of ALEC being primary actors -- with the connivance of our elected leaders. They're back again with a renewed and reinvigorated plot to sabotage our core democratic right, our vote.