11/7/2013 Occupy Retrospective

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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 Express 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 Mamas 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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  1. Pingback: Occupy, 5 years later | Making Contact Radio: Media that helps build movements

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