Afterthought post-publishing: As an after-thought after I have published this, I have stated somewhat incorrectly…. The OWS Movement welcomes all groups and people alike. The Black Bloc is a part of OWS, just as any group. However, the actions of the Black Bloc during the strike in Oakland does not represent what the OWS movement is about.
The 99 percent were out in force on Wednesday, November 2nd, in Oakland CA. As many as 10,000 marchers protested income inequality and the big banks that crashed the global economy (and today are more profitable than ever). Schools and businesses closed in sympathy and solidarity, and the march even shut down the Port of Oakland, one of the busiest on the West Coast.