Seen at General Strike in Oakland CA










Photographers take photos of one another.










The last general strike in the USA happened Wednesday in Oakland.  The last one before that was also in Oakland in 1946.










Voters are upset.

Perhaps the most surrealistic moment at the General Strike in Oakland was a chat with Mayor Quan’s husband.  He was scrambling to help her regain the goodwill of the protesters. 

The atmosphere at the latest general strike was similar to that we noted at a previous visit to the L. A. County Fair, a few years back.


The last general strike in the USA started at 5 a.m. on December 3, 1946 in Oakland. 

Some businesses which were open at 8:30 a.m. on November 2, 2011, were closed later in the day.

When given the choice of giving in to fatigue early and then posting some photos with a short roundup or staying longer and not being able to get to the Internets on the same day as the event, this columnist chose to get the photos posted at about 4:47 p.m. PST.

















Oakland’s Mayor’s husband joined the protesters on Wednesday.










Protester stops traffic.



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