D12 2011

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West Coast Port Shutdown! Featuring Boots Riley.
On Monday December 12, 2011 the west coast's Occupy Movement joined in solidarity with rank and file longshore workers to engage in a West Coast Port Shutdown.
Details here.
D12 - Port of Portland, Marine Terminal 5.[1] Monday morning, December 12th 2011.

How We Can Do It Better Next Time

Flesh out the following, and add what's missing:

  • Planning
  • Communicating
  • Coordinating
  • Timing
  • Solidarity

News Items

"We are inspired that a non-violent democratic movement that insists on basic economic fairness is capturing the hearts and minds of so many working people. Thank you “99 Percenters” for hearing our call for justice. We are humbled and overwhelmed by recent attention. Normally we are invisible."
Companies are profiting off the backs of port truck drivers, a class of exploited workers who are a crucial lynchpin in our economy.
Occupy is bidding to shut down America's west coast ports in support of an ongoing International Longshore Workers Union battle.
The decision by an outside group to shut down the ports and cause workers to lose a day’s pay without them first getting their consent raises serious questions about the Occupy movement willingness to bypass a labor union's own democractic decisionmaking process.

Photos & Videos

Police and fire fighters place large red tent over a number of protesters who are lying on the pavement. A gas canister dangles from one side of the tent. A cop or a fire fighter twists open the gas canister's valve...

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