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.This is indeed very interesting because the Obama administration has been in support of these derelicts. There are some who believe that these 'coordinated' shutdowns of Occupy protests all across the nation came at the behest of the administration because the protests are becoming a political liability and public relations disaster. According to Salem-News, these alleged 'coordinated' shutdowns served as the impetus for Occupy Oakland to call for a 'Re-Occupation' on November 19th:
(OAKLAND, Calif.) - Leading members of the Oakland Occupy movement are questioning the evictions of a dozen Occupy camps across the country, following news that they have been coordinated by conference call between mayors’ offices and police departments and a private law enforcement think tank named PERF (Police Executive Research Forum). According to a just-published report in The San Francisco Bay Guardian, PERF, an international non-governmental organization with ties to law enforcement and homeland security, has been coordinating the conference calls to advise major metropolitan mayors and police chiefs.Why would mayors get together and coordinate shutdowns of these protests? Who would be responsible for initiating such a coordination? Also, who is in charge of homeland security? Uh, that would be DHS, right? Obama / Napolitano, right? To quote Van Jones, 'you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube.' If mayors acted in response to members of the Obama administration and Occupy Oakland is calling for a 'General Strike' on steroids, they apparently didn't get the memo.
h/t Free Republic