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Posted Nov. 2, 2011
Interview with Arun Gupta, a founding editor of New York City's Indypendent newspaper, conducted by Scott Harris
After six weeks of rapid expansion to cities and towns across the U.S., activists participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement witnessed some of the worst police violence on Oct. 25, when Oakland police reportedly used flash grenades, rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse hundreds of mostly peaceful protesters exercising their right of free speech at an encampment near City Hall. In the midst of the Oakland clashes, former Marine and Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen sustained a skull fracture when he was shot in the head by an unknown police projectile.
In response to the aggressive police tactics, Occupy Oakland activists issued a call for a city-wide general strike on Nov. 2, where they invited all students to walk out of school, the shutdown of the city’s port, the fifth busiest shipping container port in the U.S., and a march in the downtown area outside banks, corporations, foreclosed homes, schools and libraries. Some unions, including the Service Employees International Union, responded to the general strike call and are encouraging members to seek time off work to stand in support of the Occupy Oakland action.
While the violence in Oakland captured headlines and sparked solidarity marches around the U.S. and the world, other police actions to evict Occupy activists occurred in many other cities including Denver, Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago and Cleveland. Your reporter spoke with journalist Arun Gupta, a founding editor of New York City's Indypendent Newspaper and a co-founder of the “Occupied Wall Street Journal," a newspaper published by activists in the Occupied encampment in lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park. Here, Gupta talks about the reasons why he believes the Occupy protests have expanded so rapidly and the effect of police tactics to suppress the new movement decrying corporate greed, economic inequality and political corruption.
For more news, analysis and commentary on the Occupy Wall Street movement visit our Between The Lines’ special Occupy Wall Street coverage and resource page at www.btlonline.org/occupy.