Dubs Up! Hip Hop Occupies Call-to-Action for West Coast Port Shutdown

Dubs Up! Hip Hop Occupies Call-to-Action for West Coast Port Shutdown

Group issues solidarity statement & artist all-call for participation in 12/12 rallies

Seattle, WA–Hip Hop Occupies is calling upon youth and artists in Seattle and beyond to come out in full force December 12th in support and solidarity for the West Coast Port Shutdown. HHO endorses this day of direct action as not only an opportunity to make a political statement against budget cuts and on-going police brutality, but also to create a strategic profit loss within the toxic capitalist economic system. From Seattle to San Diego, oppressed peoples of all backgrounds are mobilizing to shut down the power of the 1% in this coordinated national effort. We choose to occupy capital, not capitol buildings, because we are no longer waiting to have our voices validated at the whim of elected officials.

It is the fact that the Port Shutdown is pushing the “Occupy Movement” in a more active, coordinated direction that Hip Hop Occupies stands in solidarity. It has historically been a West Coast tradition to push the envelope of culture and struggle in this way. From the Black Panthers to Freestyle Fellowship, from NWA to the 1919 Seattle General Strike, the West Coast stays innovating. Following in the footsteps of these West Coast innovators in both Hip Hop and Revolutionary struggle, Hip Hop Occupies to Decolonize Seattle is helping to coordinate rallies at 1pm, 3pm, and 6pm on Monday, December 12th. We are asking all our allies in the artist community to come MC, paint, dance, and create in the name of freedom and self-determination.

Event Date: Monday, December 12th, 2011

Event Locations: Westlake Park, 4th & Pine in Downtown Seattle, Port of Seattle

Event Schedule:

12:00pm: Hip Hop Occupies Artist Check-In at Westlake

1:00pm: Rally and Performances at Westlake Center

3:00pm: Rally & Performances at Port of Seattle

6:00pm: Rally & Performances at Spokane Street Fishing Area
To participate, perform, speak and/or share at any of the D12 rallies in Seattle, call (425) 223-7787, email HipHopOccupies@gmail, and then show up at Westlake Park on 4th & Pine at 12pm on 12/12 for the artist check-in.

Video of Support for D12 featuring Boots Riley of the Coup: http://youtu.be/OGqncu3wlEI
For more info on the West Coast Port Shutdown visit: www.westcoastportshutdown.org
For more Info on Hip Hop Occupies to Decolonize visit: www.HipHopOccupies.com

6 Responses to Dubs Up! Hip Hop Occupies Call-to-Action for West Coast Port Shutdown

  • REPUBLIC says:

    The reason I am asking is that as a Republic would like to mingle and help out at around 6 pm, but I fear bodily harm will be inflicted in me, due to different ideologies. Will I be able to be protected by the 1St Amendment and receive no body harm?

  • John Ellis says:

    And if we could expand the shutdown to a full week of no ship in or out — on the entire West coast, what a deathblow that would be to the inherent greed in capitalism.

  • John Ellis says:

    “LOS ANGELES – At a packed City Council meeting that
    included remarks from a man in a top hat with fake money
    tucked in the pocket of his suit, Los Angeles lawmakers
    Tuesday passed a resolution calling for more regulations
    on how much corporations can spend on political campaigns…
    end so-called ‘corporate personhood’”
    http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/12/07-0

    The Supreme Court uses our U.S. Constitution not to defend the law, but to desecrate and declare null and void the fundamental principle of all organic and natural law,

    “No one shall enrich themselves
    upon the misery of another.”

    Take the way tobacco corporations have a right guaranteed by the Constitution to enrich themselves upon the misery of their customers, and to the extent that exempt are the corporate rich from paying any of the medical bills suffered by their dieing lung cancer customers.

    For the rise and fall of Empire USA has about run full cycle, and what we now see is the ultimate conclusion of a money dictatorship that has gone baby bombing crazy. Special Forces troops and satanic Drones flying all over Africa, aircraft carriers committing acts of intense military aggression in the South China Sea, Iran and Venezuela already included in next years bombing schedule, and life kicks on down…

  • John Ellis says:

    http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_19487465

    4:45 a.m.: Raid result of breakdown in talks to move, police chief said

    About 200 police in riot gear have surrounded and arrested about 15 protesters who are still shouting at police on Market Street.

    Police Chief Greg Suhr said the decision to move in this morning was made after a breakdown in talks over the camp moving to another location the city had chosen and after confrontations last week between police and protesters.

    4:30 a.m.: As many as 60 arrests made in overnight raid, protests

    San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr told reporters that officials moved in about 1 a.m. and ordered campers at Justin Herman Plaza to leave.

    Officers arrested about 30 people who didn’t comply, Suhr said, and two were arrested on suspicion of assaulting and officers. Details of those arrests weren’t released.

    Another 20-30 protesters were arrested when they refused to leave Market Street, Suhr told reporters.

  • John Ellis says:

    GODS OF SOCIETY — NOT THE RICH

    Ben Franklin experienced three years of the French Revolution first hand, so when he returned home by boat in 1776 he quickly assembled all his slave owner buddies and gave this speech,

    “Fellow slave owners and lovers of big business plantations, we have no time to loose, for the rich nobility in France have failed to gratify fully the men of the educated middle-class, so all those who supervise laboring men, all the cops who establish a police state for the laboring men and the young officers who slave drive young laboring men in the military, they have invented the guillotine and many rich and noble heads will soon roll into bloody baskets.

    “So, we need to create a paradise for middle-class men, such that these the gods of society get all the free sex their heart desires from laboring class girls, get a court system that turns the laboring class into a police state ruled by men of the middle-class, in essence a paradise on earth for men with middle-speed brains.”

    Bingo — Empire USA.

  • John Ellis says:

    The Supreme Court uses our U.S. Constitution not to defend the law, but to desecrate and declare null and void the fundamental principle of all organic and natural law,

    “No one shall enrich themselves
    upon the misery of another.”

    Take the way tobacco corporations have a right guaranteed by the Constitution to enrich themselves upon the misery of their customers, and to the extent that exempt are the corporate rich from paying any of the medical bills suffered by their dieing lung cancer customers.

    For the rise and fall of Empire USA has about run full cycle, and what we now see is the ultimate conclusion of a money dictatorship that has gone baby bombing crazy. Special Forces troops and satanic Drones flying all over Africa, aircraft carriers committing acts of intense military aggression in the South China Sea, Iran and Venezuela already included in next years bombing schedule, and life kicks on down…