The first strike that Oakland, California has seen to this magnitude since 1946. Local businesses were not outside of this Oakland Strike which has taken the interest of people all over the world. Many businnesses in Oakland decided to support the Occupy Wall Street movement to start a major strike in Oakland by rejecting any credit cards or debit cards for transactions. The only kind of payment that was accepted at these businesses was cash.
The publication SFist.com was provided a list by an owner of the popular B Resteraunt and Bar, Don Harbison whom has locations in Oakland California as well as San Francisco. The following businesses only accepted cash in support of the Oakland Strike: Ajuda Day Spa, The Trappist, Tamarindo, La Calle, Pacific Coast Brewing Company, Quickly’s Coobi, Air Lounge, Caffe 817, Ratto’s, OB’s, Cosecha Cafe, Marketing Kings, Liege and Lucky Barbershop. The rest of Mr. Harbison’s message voiced the concern of cutting hours and hitting hard times.
There were Twitter hashtags that helped people follow the events taking place in the Oakland Strike for the Occupy WallStreet movement. You can find more information by following these hashtags on Twitter: #OccupyOakland, #GeneralStrike, #OO, #OWS, #oostrike, #oaklandgeneralstrike.
The Occupy Oakland protest has received coverage from all kinds of individuals broadcasting live streams but also by mainstream news outlets like ABC News. You can view the ABC Video live stream of the marches happening in Oakland down all of the streets from above at this link. The LiveStream Global Revolution is also providing multiscreen coverage of people filming the marches on the Banks like Bank of America, Wells Fargo and also the street marches going through Oakland here.