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Occupy Oakland To Close West Coast Ports

From CNS News:

Occupy Oakland Calls For Shutdown Of ALL West Coast Ports

By Dan Gainor
November 19, 2011

Vandalism, violence, burning and shutting down the nation’s fifth busiest port weren’t enough for Occupy Oakland. On Friday, the General Assembly for the group voted unanimously for “a coordinated shutdown of ports on the entire West Coast on December 12."

Lest we forget, Robespierre of the French Revolution has his General Assembly, too. And we all know how that turned out. Millions were slaughtered.

According to a statement from Occupy Oakland, this move is 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.”

As far as we have seen, it’s been the Occupy Protesters who have attacked ‘the workers.’ None of the Occupy Protesters work.

Occupy Los Angeles had already called for action against one shipper at that port, stating, “occupation will take place at at least one facility owned by SSA Marine, a shipping company belonging to Goldman Sachs, (coordinated with a possible port shut down by the port truck drivers).”

The Occupy Oakland statement also complained about “continued union-busting and attacks on organized labor, in particular the rupture of Longshoremen jurisdiction in Longview Washington.”

These are the 500 ILWU longshoremen who stormed the port of Longview, WA, and overpowered and imprisoned six security guards back in September. These noble heroes also destroyed tons of grain and cut the brake lines on railroad cars.

Also, it should be noted that the Longview battle is actually a fight between two unions over who would have control of that port. As the Associated Press noted at the time: "The International Longshore and Warehouse Union believes it has the right to work at the facility, but the company has hired a contractor that’s staffing a workforce of other union laborers."

So the ‘Occupy Oakland’ protesters are just dupes are who being used by one union to fight another union. Meanwhile, they pretend they are really just concerned about the US economy and the lack of jobs — by shutting down ports.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, November 21st, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “Occupy Oakland To Close West Coast Ports”

  1. River0 says:

    The Flea Party claims the right to protest, and the Fleabaggers have that right. But seizing and holding property – whether public or private – is theft; unless you are a closet Marxist. Communism/collectivism preaches confiscation of all property; stealing from those who have, and gaining tyrannical power over others. Without private property rights we become nothing but slaves of an all-powerful State. Without private property rights, nobody has an incentive to work and produce abundantly. Collectivism has always failed throughout history, except in religious communities, and few ever prospered.

    We have to assume they want a Federal board to determine what’s “fair” for people to make. It looks more and more like the French Revolution every day. We’re looking at madness and anarchy, in essence.

  2. NoNeoCommies says:

    The unions will absolutely get paid the same whether the ports are closed or open.
    They will also get overtime for cleaning up the mess and catching up.
    Of course they will stand aside and let their “brothers and sisters” “Occupy”.

  3. Petronius says:

    The Port of Oakland is the primary DoD port for supplying US forces and installations in the Asia-Pacific.

    Hence the need to shut it down.

    “occupation will take place at at least one facility owned by SSA Marine, a shipping company belonging to Goldman Sachs….”

    Sen. Patty Murray’s (D-WA) husband is an executive at SSA; SSA is also unionized by the ILWU. Therefore, small risk of a shut down at SSA terminals.

  4. Astravogel says:

    I’m waiting for OCS, “Occupy Cowboys Stadium.”
    Should be fun to watch…

  5. mr_bill says:

    There was a time when threatening a shut down of US ports on a scale like this could get somebody shot for treason. The deliberate and willful attempt to subvert others to damage the commerce of the United States is not a protest and I don’t believe it is a protected form of free speech.

    • River0 says:

      So true. There always have been limits on free speech. And this is far more dangerous than speech. It’s a malicious assault on on the people of the United States. Our economy is being ruined.

      Here are three lawful indictments for impeachment that can be made against Obummer and all his minions – including Gov. Jerry ‘Moonbeam’ Brown of California:

      1) Reckless endangerment; Clearly they are reckless and incompetent in their desire for power.
      2) Implied malice; Their behavior shows malicious and conscious intent.
      3) Depraved indifference; They have no scruples or conscience.

    • JohnMG says:

      It’s coming, folks.

      So the only question remaining is, will ANY government entity step in to uphold the rule of law, or are they all as corrupt as Obama and his minions? If that’s the case, why wait for the catastrophic breakdown of society, manipulated and orchestrated by the author of “fundamental change”, before choosing up sides? If it is all going to erupt into anarchy and gunfire, I say let the festivities begin while the targets are well defined. This ball-less spawn of mob mentality have no appetite for that which they foment, and won’t last out the game. For sure, it will be ugly, but Jefferson’s words have no want of clarity and he knew of which he spoke.

      Concord bridge was only a hint of the ‘shot heard ’round the world’. If Obama wasn’t such a fool and an abject failure he would see the writing on the wall. Maybe he should have spent that time as Harvard Law Review editor reading a history book instead of Marx, Lenin, Mao, and Alinsky. This ain’t no Mexican stand-off to be triffled with!

    • mr_bill says:

      John, I’ve heard people say “it’s coming” for years. I never put much stock in it. Even a couple years ago, I didn’t think it could happen. I’m a firm believer that it IS coming, now. At the rate things are going, its only a matter of time before one incident kicks off a previously unimaginable conflagration. nerobama has heightened tensions in this country and polarized groups to the point that something is bound to happen. My prediction is that the tipping point will be when emperor nerobama loses election next year. He has convinced his supporters that anything that happens to him, even the legitimate loss of the election, is the fault of the evil right. It’s the “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy” redux.

  6. GetBackJack says:

    These dingleberries have no idea that their tents, shoes, mountain bikes, fleece and 3/4 of their drugs come through West Coast ports. Go ahead. Shut’em down. Let’s see how long China can handle the backup before coming over here and straightening them out for us.

  7. sticks says:

    These “skulls full of mush” as Rush likes to say also have no idea that their ipods and cell phones along with their “tents, shoes, bikes…” are in their possesion only because they live in a marginally capitalist free market which produced these things. They should go live in North Korea where they wouldn’t have to worry about such things as banks and corporations.

    • tranquil.night says:

      How about we allow them to trade their citizenship with those hard working illegal immigrants that Newt was talking about tonight who work their asses off for a better lives for their family. Let the brats go Occupy Mexico and see how receptive the Federales are to their right to flea speech. They can set up their utopianist barter system with the cartels for all the drugs their fried little noodles can handle.

      I’ll never be for blanket amnesty or taxpayers subsidizing law-breakers and always for securing the border first as part of any reform deal, but for the love of God does OWS put what criminality and the entitlement mentality are in perspective.

  8. xdannyh says:

    I’ve been “jobbed” by GBJ and Sticks( and I thank you for that) but I still have to add my 2 cents…..”wadda goin to do when the I pods and cell phones quit commin” …..better re-think cutting of the Chinese slave labor that benefits all fat ass U.S. citizens. O yeah we used to be great…witness the manufacturing of the 40’s thru 60’s but now…. all that is left is pushing paper…after all we don’t want any of our “educated” class to get their hands dirty.

    • David says:

      In 1952 an (American made) Frigidaire washing machine cost $300. That’s nearly $2500 inflation adjusted current dollars. Top of the line (foreign made) Frigidaire washing machine is $1100 right now. You can bet an American made one would have been significantly more expensive. There is nothing wrong with exporting manufacturing jobs when the end result is cheaper products. When unemployment is low there is no problem with “paper pushing” jobs. Our economy is never going to revert back to the industrial age and it is about time we focus on creating an economic environment that works with our modern, service/technology oriented economy. Of course there will always be some amount of blue collar work, but it is not going to be the main economic driver.

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