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Occupy Oakland Calls for TOTAL WEST COAST PORT SHUTDOWN ON 12/12

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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.

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Comment by Ed Price
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See:

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/099921-2011-11-21-special-report-county-sheriffs-push-back-against-feds.htm

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/099802-2011-11-19-appeal-from-sheriff-richard-mack.htm

A march, or "Occupy," especially a large one, with thousands of marchers, is often made up of a few people who know what it is really all about, a bunch more who have a good idea what it is about, a load of folks who know something is up but don't really understand what they are marching for, and some rabble who will march for anything, ready to make trouble at the drop of a hat.

A march is a good place to get some faces behind your movement, to sell people in general that you are serious. What it should be used for is to sell your fellow marchers on the issues and principles in question, get serious fellow marchers contact info for further follow-up, and to get a feel for what the public thinks about your issues.

What a march should NOT be used for is to antagonize police, local neighborhoods, and local businesses. These people, the locals, are your friends. Often they would be completely on your side if they only knew what you were all about. But an extended march only invites criticism from the locals, and marshal law from local law enforcement.

Take the contact info that you get from fellow marchers, and follow up with everyone on the list. Since they were at the Occupy, and since they were willing to give you contact info, they probably are at least a little serious about effecting changes.

Once you get your group put together, use them to further the your effort through Training them to, Advertise among the public, form and support your Propositions, Practice for future peaceful Occupys, and to monitor, use, and uphold the local Voting processes. You will only bring trouble on yourselves if you make trouble. Instead, use your strength to make change in the right way.

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Impossible to do this? Well, if you succeed directly with the Occupy rather than the vote, you will be showing that the vote and Government don't count. If the vote and Government don't count, then any Government crook who wants to mount terrorism and tyranny against you for any or no reason, will be able to do it without any fear of recourse. There will be civil war. And it will be a civil war in which many will lose lives. Most of you do not want this. So do it the right way.
 


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