Occupy Oakland has declared a general strike on November 2nd in response to police brutality. They intend to shut down the Port of Oakland, which is the fifth largest port in the Untied States and the third largest on the wesside (after Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach).
We have not (yet) agreed to any such action to shut down the ports at Occupy L.A. Perhaps we should, or perhaps such an action would be damaging to our movement. In the meantime, we can spread the word about how to support the General Strike is starting in Oakland. One easy way to support this action by calling in sick tomorrow (November 2). The SEIU recommends that, rather than striking, workers negotiate with their employers to get the day off. If your boss is sympathetic to the international struggle for peace and justice, then she might give you the day off. If not, then maybe you can pretend to have a cold or something.