Occupy Oakland oppfordrer til «TOTAL WEST COAST PORT SHUTDOWN» den 12. november
Posted by Fredsvenn den november 22, 2011
En video på YouTube viser amerikansk politi spraye pepperspray rett i ansiktet på en rekke av demonstranter.
I en video som nå sprer seg på nettet kan man se demonstranter som sitter på en rekke på bakken, mens en uniformert politimann går rundt og sprayer aktivistene i ansiktet med pepperspray.
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:
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,
-In Oakland: the West Coast Port Shutdown Coordinating Committee will meet on General Assembly days at 5pm before the GA to organize the local shutdown, and to network with other occupations.
Peter McGraw, spokesman for the Port of Seattle, tells Seattle Weekly that he’s taking a threat of a «total West Coast port shutdown» by Occupy and labor protestors to «very seriously.»
McGraw says that the local port is doing all it can to prepare to a possible work-stopping protest, but it will be up to port workers whether they heed Occupy Oakland’s call.