By Cristian Tapia / FOX40 News / November 29, 2011
Occupy movements in major West Coast cities are planning a coordinated blockade and shutdown of their local ports on December 12.
In a press release received Tuesday morning, it states, Occupy L.A., Occupy San Diego and Occupy Portland are listed as some of the major port cities joining Occupy Oakland to mobilize thousands of people to shut down their local ports and picket the economy and the attacks on the working class.
“We are also striking back against the nationally’ coordinated attack on the Occupy movement. In response to the police violence and camp evictions against the Occupy movement- This is our coordinated response against the 1%. On December 12th we will show are collective power through pinpointed economic blockade of the 1%,” organizers said in the press release.
“These Ports are public. People have a right to come to the Port and protest. The ILWU has historically honored picket lines at the Port.” said Clarence Thomas, a member of ILWU Local 10. ILWU is a union and Longshore workers are involved as individuals in the planning of the Shutdown.