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Occupy the Ports

Ask Not What Occupy Wall Street Will Do Next; Ask How We Will Change The Status Quo

Jason Fitzgerald | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Jason Fitzgerald

Occupying Wall Street was not a crazy scheme that a group of activists did for attention. They did it for us. If Wall Street is king, then Wall Street is ours, and the activists were holding our spot.

Occupy’s major message misfire

Arthur Bruzzone | Posted 02.12.2012 | San Francisco
Arthur Bruzzone

The Occupy movement, or those who participated in effort to close down West Coast ports, violated several of Saul Alinksy's direct action rules: First, find a message and persist. Second, don't alienate your base...

Peace, Love and Flash Grenades: Witness to the Seattle Port Strike

Wendy K. Leigh | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Wendy K. Leigh

In Seattle, people were marching with passion and full awareness that ports of call in America are federal property -- and that the terminal we were marching toward is owned in part by Goldman Sachs, one of the most powerful financial entities in the world.

Did They, Or Didn't They [Close The Port] ?

Alex Campbell | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Alex Campbell

Occupy movement protesters encountered police lines, heavy rains and cold temperatures at the Port of Long Beach, Calif. Monday, in a coordinated effort to halt intermodal commerce along the western seaboard of North America.

ON THE WATERFRONT

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.12.2011 | Los Angeles

Occupy LA protesters gathered early Monday morning at the Port of Long Beach to take part in a West Coast blockade of all ports. After obstructing an ...