Tonight, on Tuesday, November 1, the Occupy Philly General Assembly approved the following solidarity statement:
Occupy Philadelphia honors the courageous acts of Occupy Oakland who, in defiance of police repression, took back their home, Oscar Grant Plaza, on October 25th, 2011, and supports the Oakland General Assembly's call for a general strike in the city of Oakland on November 2nd, 2011.
Furthermore, we endorse a national day of action on November 2nd in solidarity with Occupy Oakland and in defense of the Occupy movement nationally, as called for by the Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street. We condemn the use of police violence to stifle freedom of expression and join our sister movements in urging students, labor, the unemployed, and all members of the 99% to take action on that day to send a message that our movement will not be silenced.
Occupy Philadelphia calls on the rest of Philadelphia's 99% to join us for a day of action this Wednesday, November 2nd, beginning with a symbolic 99-minute general strike at noon.