West Coast Port Blockade: Short Film and Interview with Rank and File Longshore Workers

Confused about labor politics and the West Coast Port Shut Down?

Here’s a video about the December 12th Port Shutdown:

And here’s an amazing interview with two rank and file longshore workers:

http://www.westcoastportshutdown.org/content/interview-ilwu-members-about-d12

To some of the organizers here in Seattle, this quote from the interview speaks to exactly why we are doing this:

These ports are the people’s ports. Ports belong to the people of the Pacific Coast. The money came from the taxpayers in California, Oregon and Washington. EGT was subsidized by the Port of Longview. So the people have the right to go down there and protest how their tax dollars have been ripped off.

This action has spread to Denver and Salt Lake City with blockades of Wal Mart distribution centers, plus a port blockade in Houston, and an action by railway workers in Japan! Updates are here: http://www.westcoastportshutdown.org.

On Monday, the whole world will be watching.

One Response to West Coast Port Blockade: Short Film and Interview with Rank and File Longshore Workers

  • John Ellis says:

    Paid actor Obama, hand picked to bankrupt us physically and morally, not one decision he has made since taking office that did not violate the conscience of a majority of voters.

    So, wipe all that blood guilt out of mind, be it physical or spiritual, in the only way possible — by dishonoring it and walking side by side with those who have come out of all the darkness in it.

    “Born free — free as the wind blows…”