Occupy Vancouver to help shut down West Coast ports?
A call is going out to all Occupy movements up and down the West Coast to join a planned blockade of ports next Monday (December 12).
According to the West Coast Port Blockade website, Occupy Oakland has issued a proposal for the protest, which reads in part:
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.
Occupy Vancouver's Twitter account has tweeted a link to the port shutdown announcement video:
According to Occupy Vancouver's events calendar, the local action will start at 12 noon at Callister Park (Oxford Street at Renfrew Street).
The calendar entry states:
Our fellow Occupiers in San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland, Tacoma, and Seattle have asked us to stand in solidarity with them and Occupy Vancouver has responded with a resounding YES!
We hope that you will join us in this action and invite your sisters, brothers, neighbours and co-workers to successfully block the New Brighton Port entrance. Bring your signs, chants, passion, instruments, bikes, and revolutionary spirit!