December 12th, 2011
09:37 AM ET

Occupy movement plans to shut down ports

Protesters affiliated with the nationwide "Occupy" movement hope to shut down West Coast ports from San Diego to Alaska on Monday in an effort to "disrupt the economic machine that benefits the wealthiest individuals and corporations," according to organizers.

Ports in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Oakland, California; Portland, Oregon; Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, Vancouver, British Columbia and Anchorage, Alaska, are targets of the effort, according to the Occupy the Ports website.

Protesters are also planning to demonstrate at the port in Houston, while Salt Lake City demonstrators are also organizing to disrupt operations of a Walmart distribution facility.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    This is not a good idea.
    Disrupting the economy that benefits the wealthy will also disrupt the economy that supports the poor.
    Very few have absolutely nothing to lose.

    December 12, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. Portland tony

    You don't shutdown the docks unless the local unions say so. You don't "Occupy" Docks without permission.

    December 12, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT (axle rose impersonater )

    Protesters are also planning to demonstrate at the port in Houston, while Salt Lake City demonstrators are also organizing to disrupt operations of a Walmart distribution facility.
    .
    I LIKE THIS IDEA.. 🙂

    December 12, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    i agree ruffnutt, WALMART is the best plan!

    December 12, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT ( south Yemen prison GUARD )

    i hate walmart.. i try and get all my stuff from other places..
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    if it's made in china, do we really need it?

    December 12, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Tried that...avoid Chinese imports. But we don't make much stuff anymore. The toilet paper ....that is a problem!

      December 12, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. RUFFNUTT ( south Yemen prison GUARD )

    on my firebird i'm only using original parts to fix it..
    .
    sure it cost double, but i dont want any chinese parts on my muscle car..

    December 12, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  7. Portland tony

    By all means, disrupt and occupy the very store that poor folks can get the most affordable stuff at. You want backers "occupy", go frigging mess with investment bankers and leave the price of my kids Christmas alone.

    December 12, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  8. BOMBO

    They will have no fight on their hands in Vancouver. Those people are too meek.

    December 12, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    they tried that on wall street tony, you see how much affect that had? They need to go to dc by the millions, but too many people just wanta complain but not participate

    December 12, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. s kel

    Even though I agree with a lot of what the OWLS mvt is doing this is a bad idea.

    December 12, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  11. Avser Bastian

    NOT LIABILITIES OR DISCRIMINATION, BUT INSTEAD ASSASSINATIONS !!! http://myshortbiography.blogspot.com/ LEARN ABOUT TRUTH BEHIND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, UNITED NATIONS, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AS WELL AS NEW WORLD ORDER(MULTICULTURALISM = TERRORISM) GOVERNMENTS !!! NOT THERE TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS, BUT TO DENY YOUR RIGHT TO EXISTENCE !!! 66 YEARS OF GENOCIDE AGAINST WHITES WORLDWIDE IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE !!! STOP THE ANIMAL APARTHEID NOW !!!

    NOT LIABILITIES OR DISCRIMINATION, BUT INSTEAD ASSASSINATIONS !!! http://myshortbiography.blogspot.com/ LEARN ABOUT TRUTH BEHIND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, UNITED NATIONS, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AS WELL AS NEW WORLD ORDER(MULTICULTURALISM = TERRORISM) GOVERNMENTS !!! NOT THERE TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS, BUT TO DENY YOUR RIGHT TO EXISTENCE !!! 66 YEARS OF GENOCIDE AGAINST WHITES WORLDWIDE IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE !!! STOP THE ANIMAL APARTHEID NOW !!!

    December 12, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  12. Avser Bastian

    WHITES ARE NOT WELCOME IN AMERICA ANY LONGER !!! WE DON'T NEED YOU ANY MORE !!!

    OUT OF AMERICA WITH WHITES NOW !!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xGfYOAydjw
    OR
    http://www.youtube.com/user/BostjanAvsec <== OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE RECORDED LIVE IN 2009 !!! These are hard facts about lunatic Obama/Bush's twilight zone administrations(HORROR) or genocide against whites per ZIONIST Washington DC and in complete agreement with communist Moscow !!!

    EXILING WHITES WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE AND IMPORTING NON WHITES IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS COMPLETELY FREE.

    THIS NEWS IS RELATED TO WALL-STREET PROTESTS...NOT ANTI WALL-STREET, BUT ANTI WHITES !!!

    ANTI WALL-STREET PROTESTS ARE ALSO KNOWN UNDER ZIONIST "TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP" IN AMERICA FROM HANDS OF WHITE AMERICANS TO SO CALLED "MINORITIES"(COMMUNISM). Wall street protesters are Obama's raise of the planet Apes army which spread from London per Zionist Washington DC and communist Moscow where Mr. SOVIET UNION NUMBER TWO or new Stalin is in place = PUTIN

    ANTI WALL-STREET PROTEST MOVEMENT IS LED BY SO CALLED "ANONYMOUS" !!

    Anonymous !!? REALLY !!?

    NOW TELL ME WHO IS ANONYMOUS IN A POLICE STATE WHERE WE ARE SURVEILLANCED 24/7 !!? WHO !!?

    NOBODY !!! ABSOLUTELY NOBODY IS ANONYMOUS IN A POLICE STATE AND NOR ARE THOSE WHO MADE YOU PROTEST FOR THEIR SAKE OR WHAT MULTICULTURALISM(animal Apartheid) IS !!! http://multiculturalismisterrorism.blogspot.com

    GREEK CRISES !!! We are all Greece...find out who wants to burn not only what is Greece, but is burning our countries for over 66 years now !!! http://burnbabyburnahaha.blogspot.com

    December 12, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  13. artistchd

    YES: The police are warning marchers trying to shut down the ports, that if they refuse to stop and back off…. That the will use powerful forces, dogs to bite them, guns, tear gas, pepper spray, chemical agents, impact weapons and other means to defeat them. Butt, the “Occupiers” are being defiant, dissident with “civil disobedience.

    December 12, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  14. artistchd

    OCCUPYNEER reveals-reports Long Beach police are being supported, backed up by the Los Angeles police department. And they are being tactical, telling people that they can’t go back and get inside of their cars parks a distance away. They say: come back tomorrow”. “If you are not verified press, you will be arrested!” SA Texas time line 11:51am Monday 12th.

    December 12, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  15. F1

    This is old news. You all should of seen this coming a long time ago, now we will see some problems. The ows has picked a big bone, david and goliath, but we already know whos going to come out ahead on this one!

    December 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
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