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November 2, 2011

Impressive reporting from the Port of Oakland

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on November 2, 2011

The Guardian (UK) is reporting live from Oakland:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/nov/03/occupy-oakland-general-strike-live

Wednesday a crowd estimated at between 5000 to 7000 shut down the Port of Oakland.  During most of the day no violence was reported.  But overnight some isolated vandalism prompted a strong police response.

Several days before Occupy Wall Street was mentioned anywhere (that I noticed) in US media.  The Guardian was giving the then small group of protesters front-page treatment.

Last week The Guardian’s US coverage of the Occupy movement shifted from a New York focus to an Oakland focus, just in time for a series of major events in Oakland.

The live blog being used in Oakland is a form The Guardian has also used effectively in Egypt, Libya, and elsewhere.  Note that times reported are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

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