From:   gail zawacki <>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 27, 2011 7:05:41 AM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Solidarity with Oakland action next wednesday

Ha, I thought that student loan announcement was a rather obvious ploy to tone down the protests!  So is the Saturday march going forward?  I'm ready!  Just reading the comments at adbusters made me wonder:

On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 8:38 AM, grimwomyn <> wrote:

We should focus on both, the more actions the better. Obama proposed the 10% income cap on student loan repayments with the actions that we have done thus far, we need to turn up the volume across the board now, not soften.

On Oct 27, 2011 8:21 AM, "gail zawacki" <> wrote:
Can we focus on this instead of the Robin Hood march on Saturday?  I loved the video but there is so much conflict over the 1% tax, it seems nobody knows whether to support it or not.

This call from Oakland however is really powerful.  We need to, at the very first, demand our right to peacefully assemble.  Without that nothing else can be accomplished.

On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 6:51 AM, grimwomyn <> wrote:
Next Wednesday Occupy Oakland will be having a general strike to try
and shut down the city in response to the tear gas, could we try the
same thing here as a solidarity action?

"Home safe from general assembly of OCCUPY OAKLAND - an amazing
consensus process of 2,000 people agreeing on next major action:
general strike to shut down city, next wed 11/2."