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Port of Oakland Strike is Underway
by Jacob Crawford
Monday Oct 21st, 2013 11:21 AM
On October 21, 2013, Truckers along side other demonstrators shut down partial ports at the port of Oakland in protest of unsafe working conditions.
While a judge as recent as yesterday issued temporary restraining orders against people attempting to block scabs and other people from entering, by 5am there were enough people to do a successful picket.

Oakland Police and Alameda Sheriffs eventually formulated a plan to move and or arrest the demonstrators, but failed in their mission when word got out that a alameda sheriff pushed over a demonstrator with his baton.

Police eventually opened the port back up, but truckers have been refusing to enter.

§Strike is effective despite some frowns
by Jacob Crawford Monday Oct 21st, 2013 11:21 AM
§Sgt. Hookfin conducts his own "personal intelligence gathering"
by Jacob Crawford Monday Oct 21st, 2013 11:21 AM
§OPD Ruiz,OPD Rowbotham, ALCO ModesteLCO
by Jacob Crawford Monday Oct 21st, 2013 11:21 AM
§L Armstrong
by Jacob Crawford Monday Oct 21st, 2013 11:21 AM
§ALCO Posedel, and Gaitan, OPD H. Castro
by Jacob Crawford Monday Oct 21st, 2013 11:21 AM
§Alameda Sheriffs
by Jacob Crawford Monday Oct 21st, 2013 11:21 AM

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by tired of goons
Monday Oct 21st, 2013 12:19 PM
Police and security lines seem to have become an icon for our increasingly oppressed world.

It would be great if all the workers, BART strikers, port workers, and others joined together and stopped playing the game of disunity and police.

OWS activists can justly brag that their activism woke people up to the concept that we are 99%-- but the legacy of their protest was sadly to remind us that the powers that be are ever ready to respond with force.

Today one cannot ride a MUNI bus or train without encountering a cordon of arrogant and booted ticket checkers. "Pay Your fair share!" we are constantly reminded. Why don't the downtown businesses pay their fair share?

Go to the Public Library, and one will see a security force supplemented with a full-time police officer surveying readers from a balcony like guards in a prison.

One cannot walk down a city street long before encountering a view of a shakedown or cruising vehicles.

It looks like a police state! Goons and gestapo!

Striking and protesting workers are characterized as selfish and greedy!

The government can shutdown-- but people are reporting that BART management wanted a second strike-- so that the government could implement laws to make future work stoppages illegal!

Meanwhile, UC Berkeley researchers report that more than half of fast-food workers need food stamps-- and franchise department stores plan to put people to work on Thanksgiving to get a jump on Christmas sales.

You may be a lucky tech employee in San Francisco-- but your future is insecure, and the landlords call the shots on your rent! If you are unemployed, maybe you will be lucky enough to get a temp job entering data into a revamped ACA website in the coming months-- no doubt for a minimum wage that you will need to save for when you sign yourself up! Good luck!

The 99% is severely exploited-- but today, mostly silent and disorganized.

We need to ALL come together to fight back!