Economic Mobility

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truedemocracy:

Thousands of Occupy Oakland protestors participating in the November 2 general strike effectively shut down downtown Oakland as well as the Port of Oakland, the 5th largest in America.  

No arrests have been reported, although there are reports that two protestors were injured when a frustrated driver attempted to drive through the crowd.

photo credit: Associated Press

(via citizen-earth)

Occupy CSUN

On October 31st, speakers of Occupy Los Angeles set up a tent in front of the Oviatt Library in CSUN, where professors and students presented their opinions on various subjects like student funding, bank bailouts, and questions about Occupy. 

Photos and Caption by: Jessica A.

thedailywhat:

Occupy Movement News Update of the Day: Several thousand protesters — including hundreds of teachers — took to the streets of Oakland today, answering Occupy Oakland’s call for a general strike — the city’s first since 1946. Several businesses, including Men’s Wearhouse (above), closed their doors in solidarity.
Some cynics, however, suggested their real reason for closing was most likely a concern for property — and they could be right. At least five business, including a Wells Fargo branch, a Bank of America, and a Whole Foods store, had their windows smashed or spray-painted by protesters.
No arrests or injuries were reported.
On Twitter, Mayor Jean Quan made note of Oakland PD’s now-infamous raid on Occupy Oakland, tweeting that she was “working w/ OPD chief to ensure general strikers get message across w/o conflict that marred last week’s events.” She added: “It’s my hope that the general strike is peaceful and places the issues of the 99% front and center.”
Occupy Oakland protesters are currently blocking the city’s port in hopes of shutting it down. Unconfirmed reports estimate the number of participants has swelled by several thousand since this morning.
Follow @OccupyOakland, The Oakland Tribune, and The Lede for the latest updates. You can watch a livestream of the ongoing protests below:

[photo: @mattoyeah / atlantic.]

thedailywhat:

Occupy Movement News Update of the Day: Several thousand protesters — including hundreds of teacherstook to the streets of Oakland today, answering Occupy Oakland’s call for a general strike — the city’s first since 1946. Several businesses, including Men’s Wearhouse (above), closed their doors in solidarity.

Some cynics, however, suggested their real reason for closing was most likely a concern for property — and they could be right. At least five business, including a Wells Fargo branch, a Bank of America, and a Whole Foods store, had their windows smashed or spray-painted by protesters.

No arrests or injuries were reported.

On Twitter, Mayor Jean Quan made note of Oakland PD’s now-infamous raid on Occupy Oakland, tweeting that she was “working w/ OPD chief to ensure general strikers get message across w/o conflict that marred last week’s events.” She added: “It’s my hope that the general strike is peaceful and places the issues of the 99% front and center.”

Occupy Oakland protesters are currently blocking the city’s port in hopes of shutting it down. Unconfirmed reports estimate the number of participants has swelled by several thousand since this morning.

Follow @OccupyOakland, The Oakland Tribune, and The Lede for the latest updates. You can watch a livestream of the ongoing protests below:

[photo: @mattoyeah / atlantic.]

(Source: thedailywhat)

Economic mobility is the ability of an individual or family to improve their economic status, in relation to income and social status, within his or her lifetime or between generations. Economic mobility is often measured by movement between income quintiles or comparisons are made to the income of an individual’s parents as a point of reference. -Wikipedia