The Obama-endorsed Occupy Oakland leftist movement called for a coordinated shutdown of all West Coast ports on December 12.

Occupy Oakland released this statement yesterday, via Free Republic:

Proposal for a Coordinated West Coast Port Shutdown, Passed With Unanimous Consensus by vote of the Occupy Oakland General Assembly 11/18/2012:

In response to coordinated attacks on the occupations and attacks on workers across the nation:

Occupy Oakland calls for the blockade and disruption of the economic apparatus of the 1% with a coordinated shutdown of ports on the entire West Coast on December 12th. The 1% has disrupted the lives of longshoremen and port truckers and the workers who create their wealth, just as coordinated nationwide police attacks have turned our cities into battlegrounds in an effort to disrupt our Occupy movement.

We call on each West Coast occupation to organize a mass mobilization to shut down its local port. Our eyes are on the continued union-busting and attacks on organized labor, in particular the rupture of Longshoremen jurisdiction in Longview Washington by the EGT. Already, Occupy Los Angeles has passed a resolution to carry out a port action on the Port Of Los Angeles on December 12th, to shut down SSA terminals, which are owned by Goldman Sachs.

Occupy Oakland expands this call to the entire West Coast, and calls for continuing solidarity with the Longshoremen in Longview Washington in their ongoing struggle against the EGT. The EGT is an international grain exporter led by Bunge LTD, a company constituted of 1% bankers whose practices have ruined the lives of the working class all over the world, from Argentina to the West Coast of the US. During the November 2nd General Strike, tens of thousands shutdown the Port Of Oakland as a warning shot to EGT to stop its attacks on Longview. Since the EGT has disregarded this message, and continues to attack the Longshoremen at Longview, we will now shut down ports along the entire West Coast.

* Participating occupations are asked to ensure that during the port shutdowns the local arbitrator rules in favor of longshoremen not crossing community picket lines in order to avoid recriminations against them.
* Should there be any retaliation against any workers as a result of their honoring pickets or supporting our port actions, additional solidarity actions should be prepared.
* In the event of police repression of any of the mobilizations, shutdown actions may be extended to multiple days.

In Solidarity and Struggle,

Occupy Oakland

Maybe Mayor Quan’s husband and daughter will participate in this Occupy protest, too?

 

 

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  1. This puts peoples jobs at risk and hurts our economy.

  2. True tactics you implement not notify the world of

    Your intent. This is Alinsky tactics. Fear of something

    Is worse than actually doing it. Call thier bluff.

    They are full of $hit.

  3. They are sounding more and more like commies

  4. They gave you the date. Hire a crap load of off duty

    Cops. Snake down the terds using a different union.

    LOL so rich.

  5. I’m confused. Why is #OWS protesting to empower the fat cat union elites in the 1%

    And why are they reinforcing the agenda of a 1% president and his 1% global anti-US capital backers, like Soros?

  6. a good day for a flurry of hickory shampoos

  7. Noticed that this is being coordinated from Oakland, where the lefty mayor let the occupiers go on in a city park until someone got killed. They picked the left coast because they know there will be no effort to stop them. Every time this bunch of communists get away with something they get bolder.

  8. A bunch of sniveling momma’s boy pansy arse vegan wish they were hippies like mommy and daddy were back in the 60’s against a bunch of angry, hard working dock worker long shore-men…….

    Oh man I hope the video cameras are rolling as the ows-tards are thrown into the water……… PRICELESS. and a bath, needed and overdue, administered……….

  9. @ 5,

    because they are ACORN reformed. You didn’t really think o-blah-blah’s money machine really went away………..

  10. This is about one thing and one thing only. This is to PROVOKE OUR SIDE, the sane part of the American people. They have been infiltrated by anarchists and commies, and this exercise is meant to provoke us. That is what this is all about. They are provoking CIVIL WAR. It has nothing to do with taxing the rich or hating the Joos or what have you. Those are just things they can hide behind while they work on the real thing, which is provoking our side.

    Plain as day. Wake up people.

  11. Strangely enough, I’m OK with the stated union-busting aspect of this, but i disagree with almost everything else they stand for.

  12. and they claim to represent the very same people they will be hurting. they’re playing to a completely different audience and as soon as the gullible realize this….

  13. Uhh, disregard my last post, read their statement wrong, but I’m still OK with busting unions. Need coffee, STAT!

  14. And just how long will Longshoremen permit their paychecks to be withheld before they turn on the Occucommies?

    My guess, 2 days max.

  15. OAKLAND IS THE HOME OF vAN jONES HE SAID WE HAVEN”T SEEN ANYTHING YETS.

  16. Harry Bridges rises from the grave and begins anew his 1934 Westcoast strike.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1934_West_Coast_Longshore_Strike

    The left is so predicable: claim you’re for the welfare of “workers” and then prevent commerce from occuring.

  17. If the 2012 election seems close, these people will be on the streets as soon as the last vote is cast and before the first is counted.

  18. Ella: Let them, these people don’t and never will understand the math of “force multiplication”.

    A few principled but pragmatic men could do much if the gloves should ever come off.

  19. Notice to all shipping companies ….. The Port of Savannah is open and welcomes your business. The citizens of Georgia and its elected leaders want your business and want to help your business GROW and PROSPER!

    http://www.gaports.com/

    In other news, the finance committee of OWS (aka the true 0.01%) are spending OWS’s money for Luxury stays at hotels.

    http://www.jammiewf.com/2011/figures-ows-organizers-occupying-luxury-hotels/

  20. The Occupy groups are attempting to evolve along the lines of their historical role models, the Russian soviets of 1917-18. The sheer absurdity of such a conception will not deter the religious fervor of these animals.

    Should we be graced with a non-milquetoast Republican administration in ’13, the unions and the Soros clique should all be RICO’ed for bankrolling this sedition.



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