Some 50 activists took over the Oakland Federal Building yesterday in one of this country’s most dramatic direct actions opposing the Israeli occupation of Palestine. They occupied the building for 4 hours, locking themselves to bright yellow tubes that read "Unlock Palestine." 17 were arrested. Yesterday we got a call from David Solnit as he dangled 20 feet in the air from a banner he hung outside the building.
- David Solnit, Art and Revolution, speaking from outside the Oakland federal building that he and other activists took over to demand a free Palestine.