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. bigwilliestyles

    "The only thing worse than using violence to fight injustice is to do nothing at all" (paraphrase); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. GO OCCUPY WORLD WIDE!

    December 12, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    @ the anti white statement...WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP! You need to get over youre racist self!

    December 12, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. artistchd

    The criminal city cops came clashing in with full forces, backing up the protest marchers, who turned around on their heels, heading for cover, getting the hell out of Dodge, so to speak, Wisely going back to the park to regroup and reorganize their movement. The petty police patrols are regulating the number of people who can return, or go back down the streets in the opposite direction. Only about 1 or 2 or a few at a time, for containment controls of citizens, corralled and caged under the commands of capitalist corporations. “Police assembly, please go home, or else you will be arrested” shouts a defiant dissident of disobedience!

    December 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • james Oreily

      It seems that much of this reporting is in the eye of the beholder much like the difference between CNN and Fox for instance.

      December 12, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. artistchd

    “Occupy Wall Street”: Justin, Lorenzo and ? All got arrested by the New York Police Dept. on today, Monday, December 12, 2011, 12:43 pm San Antonio, Texas time line, reported by mobile media man Livestream, Ustream. Who proclaims that they will grow more media live so that the criminal city cops can’t arrest all of them. As they knocked the laptop computer scenes, camera equipment out the their hands, slammed them down hard on the dirty ground and cement. Physical violence for refusing to leave the spaces of corporate capitalist buildings, plaza areas and shopping mall.

    December 12, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat ( in a hat )

    This is not a good idea. I believe the occupiers are biting off more than can chew on this one. You don't go messing with a longshoremans job. They will put a hurt on you in a heartbeat. You think teamsters are rough ?

    December 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      This is so true. Especially around Christmas. If "Occupy" is to continue as an informal group, they need to dump some of these idiots whose avocation is professional demonstrations. They pick the middle of winter, to stop toys from getting to retailers and anger the longshoremen's union all in one day. Great Thinking.

      December 12, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Justice is Coming

    All the Occupiers are creeps. The Police should lock the cry babies up for a long time. What a bunch of losers. If they hate America that much, they should leave and be quick about it. God Bless the Americans who choose to work for a living.

    December 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Really?

    All people who use "Justice is Coming" as u/n are creeps.

    December 12, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. artistchd

    3. Rallying in front of the City-County Jaid House: One White guy has a large sign with the lettering: “Merry Christmas..Jesus Christ”, etc. Which show how much he don’t truly know about, with their racist religions of European fraud in fact lies of leading liars. The Caucasian Caucasoid male person being “God”; Lord & Savior “Jesus” as THE CHRIST = HORUS; never truthfully existed, Man made, manifested media mythology. Fact of Reality! period. Reports OCCUPYNEER CK-NWCA. 1:55 pm SA, time.

    December 12, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. artistchd

    OCCUPYNEER CK-NWCA, reports: Albeit, those talking in front the audio/video cameras, are acting as they are so happy, cheerful and joyful, before the presence of the police forces. Which can be or is perceived as an affront, disrespect for law enforcement personnel on duty following chain command orders from upon high. The superficial dancing and prancing is irritating and agitating and provoking police over-reactions. Conflicts contact currencies causing inflamed feeling and over-excited emotions. Because they know that the rallying cries are presentations; contemptuous and contentious, not genuine, butt, are fakers and phonies smiling, laughing, joking, mocking, taunting and teasing them, in inhumane and uncivilized manners. Even the Pro-football Officials, Owners, Commissioners, have banned taunting and teasing other players. Because common sense says that it is NEGATIVE. And not at all POSITIVE!!

    December 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. get a job you bums

    Just drive the trucks through these crowds. It works in the zombie movies and these occutards are only half as smart as zombies.

    December 12, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Brains

    Real food, for real zombies.

    December 12, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. james Oreily

    While I think I understand the purpose behind some of this movement, I have a problem when it goes beyond peaceful protests to something like this that in effect will affect us all. Disrupting ports will cost millions which is passed on to those of us with jobs not out protesting. Having your say is part of the American way, trespassing, trashing locations, and disobeying the laws outside those assemblies for getting their messages seems to hurt the cause, and make these people look more like criminals than common people fed up with the system as it stands.

    December 12, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. artistchd

    YES: AmeriAfrindian ArtistCHD, can clearly see that the ports truckers, shipping lanes, piers, docks, terminals are still open, operating and running smoothly. And all of the “Occupiers” attempting to close or block the roadways, streets traffic passage ways are repelled, rebuked and rebuffed. However, I believe that the efforts across the West Coast, are worthwhile, in the sense that it affords a valuable learning lesson, taught the hard headed way, as need be, perhaps?!.

    Sooner than later everybody involved, shall surely see and know what does not work well and that which do work well for the “Occupy Wall Street” movements, whatsoever, they might be calling themselves. Meanwhile “big wheels keep on turning, primary keeps on burning, rolling down the river” roads righteously. Today, Monday, December 12, 2011... 2:41 pm San Antonio, Texas time line via CK-NWCA OCCUPYNEER.

    December 12, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Portland tony

    Gonna pass on these OCCUPY folks. I'm not saying get a job or whatever.I'm frigging saying get a purpose. I haven't heard one intelligent line out of these guys except the 99% crap. We, not being as sharp as the occupier group, don't realize that there is a tremendous gap in the incomes of various occupations here in America. Just what is your ultimate goal "occupier"?

    December 12, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Avser Bastian

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

    OUT OF AMERICA WITH WHITES NOW !!!

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xGfYOAydjw&w=640&h=360]
    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

    NOT LIABILITIES OR DISCRIMINATION, BUT INSTEAD ASSASSINATIONS !!!

    NOT LIABILITIES OR DISCRIMINATION, BUT INSTEAD ASSASSINATIONS !!! http://myshortbiography.blogspot.com/ LEARN TRUTH ABOUT 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 !!! http://myshortbiography.blogspot.com/

    December 12, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat ( in a hat )

      @Avser

      Is there something you are trying to tell us ?
      I mean, posting this on every blog ?

      December 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • hamsta

      you sound like the typical welfare recipient buying steak and lobster with your food stamps and crown royal with your unenployment while section 8 pays your rent. someone has to pay for all of that so you sir are an unneedednonproductive memeber of society.people like you should be sterilized and euthanized.

      December 12, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
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