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Northwest grain terminal managers prepare for epic showdown with longshoremen

Oregonian. Sept 25: Northwest grain terminal managers prepare for epic showdown with longshoremen With a contract expiring in five days, managers of Northwest grain terminals are preparing for a showdown with longshoremen that could far eclipse this summer’s turmoil at … Continue reading

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Review and Critique of the EGT Contract in Longview

CounterPunch.org. Aug 10: The ILWU Longshore Struggle in Longview and Beyond by JACK HEYMAN Labor historian, Cal Winslow, imparts his “wisdom” from above in his CounterPunch article (7/25/12), “Victory in Longview, A Year On: And Some Lessons From Occupy, ”. His … Continue reading

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Big Coal has big plans for the Pacific Northwest

### ### ### ### ### via PIMC. Feb 17, 2012: Big Coal has big plans for the Pacific Northwest Seeing a waning domestic market for their poisonous product, Big Coal has set its sights on the Asian market, with Washington … Continue reading

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Longview, Occupy, and Beyond: Rank and File and the 89% Unite! [Black Orchid]

via Black Orchid Collective. Jan 30, 2012: Longview, Occupy, and Beyond: Rank and File and the 89% Unite! Table of Contents: I) Longview and Occupy: a warm autumn on the West Coast II) Birth of the hip hop picket line: … Continue reading

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PIMC Video: Interview with Member of Occupy Portland EGT Working Group

via Portland Indymedia. Jan 31, 2012: Video: Interview with Member of Occupy Portland EGT Working Group The main issue of discussion is the Union struggle against the business practices of EGT at the port at Longview Washington. After acquiring port … Continue reading

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No news about the tentative settlement between EGT & ILWU

related articles: – Bullshit “Tentative Settlement” in Longview. via Grey Coast A News. – Victory? Inching toward possible agreement between EGT and ILWU. via Portland Occupier. ### ### ### ### ### # via Occupy EGT. Jan 27, 2012: Occupy stands … Continue reading

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The “Coal Train” — Exporting Coal, feature in the Eugene Weekly

The broad scope of this affects dozens of localities in the Northwest: Eugene, Portland, Seattle, Tacoma, Grays Harbor, Hood River, Spokane, Missoula, Yakima, Salem, Bellingham, Longview, Coos Bay, Boardman, St. Helens, Vancouver, and Leavenworth, and the sites where coal is … Continue reading

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Victory? Inching toward possible agreement between ILWU & EGT

related: Bullshit “Tentative Settlement” in Longview via Grey Coast. Jan 23, 2012. Portland Occupier. Jan 24, 2012: Victory? Inching toward possible agreement between ILWU & EGT   by Adam Rothstein ***We’ve heard conflicting statements about the accuracy of the original … Continue reading

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Bullshit “Tentative Settlement” in Longview

From Anonaminita: An article on PIMC today says WA Governor Gregoire reached a “cease-fire” and a “tentative settlement” regarding EGT and ILWU, to prevent to blockade planned for the next ship arrival in Longview. The PIMC moderators delete my comment, … Continue reading

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All eyes on Longview: An injury to one is an injury to all – Insurgent Notes

#1#1#1 #1#1#1 #1#1#1 #1#1#1 #1#1#1 #1#1#1 #1#1#1 #1#1#1 #1#1#1 From Insurgent Notes. Jan 18, 2012: All eyes on Longview: An injury to one is an injury to all – Insurgent Notes A call-out to participation in an upcoming conflict in … Continue reading

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Planning Meeting for the Longview Port Solidarity Action

####21#### ####21#### ####21#### ####21#### ####21#### ####21#### ####21#### ####21#### From Portland Indymedia. January 11th, 2012. Planning Meeting for the Longview Port Solidarity Action author: working group of shut down the port e-mail: info@shutdowntheport.com You are invited to attend meetings to discuss, … Continue reading

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Today: Rally / Discussion of Solidarity Caravan to Longview, Washington

When you need to know: When the shipment arrives in Longview, WA a carpool caravan is being organized. There is not a set place to meetup for this caravan yet but for other caravans to Washington one meeting-up place used … Continue reading

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Longview: A CALL TO ACTION by Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Central Labor Council

From Portland Indymedia. Jan 4th, 2012. A CALL TO ACTION by Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Central Labor Council on Monday, January 2, 2012 author: Kyle Mackey A Call to Action It is estimated, sometime in late January or early February the EGT facility … Continue reading

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Call to join Solidarity Action in Longview, Washington

Word about this action has been spreading, this call-out says the incoming ship will be arriving in January. More specifically what we’ve heard is late January. But rumors are rumors. – Grey Coast A News OOO OOO OOO OOO OOO … Continue reading

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Understanding The Occupy Movement: Some Reflections, Thoughts and Suggestions

This is an interesting analysis that talks about working together with anarchists, the feminist movement, and other movements from an occupier’s perspective. – Anon ### ### ### ### ### ### ### ### ### ### ### ### ### From Counter Currents … Continue reading

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Seattle: 2011 in Photos from the Seattle Social War

Here is a Seattle style 2011 recap of the social war in the Puget Sound area. Seattle makes me want to write hella zines, throw them off buildings, and then hella occupy the buildings. too Let’s make a 2012 forecast … Continue reading

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Call to action from Longview, WA

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After the First of Many Last Resorts: on ports and activists

From Anonymous:   After the First of Many Last Resorts: on ports and activists We can only conclude that the shutdown of West Coast ports on the 12th of December was a success. Commerce was stopped in a massive way … Continue reading

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How Occupy Portland Shutdown the Ports, D-12

– Unreported as of yet, Portland successfully shutdown 4 port terminals throughout the day. Terminal #4, #5, and #6 were shut out all day, and trains were also blocked. After the ILWU terminals were blocked, Portland spent the evening blocking … Continue reading

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Record of Police Violence During D12 Actions

From WestCoastPortShutdown.org. Dec 12: Record of Police Violence During D12 Actions This morning San Diego’s picket line at the port was held for three hours until broken by police, after which longshoremen crossed picket lines and went to work. Several … Continue reading

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Port of Longview shutdown, D12

From PDX Indymedia. Dec. 12: Port of Longview shutdown!! About 150 union members and supporters picketed the port of Longview today and shut down the port in support of ILWU members’ fight against EGT. About 150 union members and supporters … Continue reading

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Support for D-12 Shutdown includes: Military Veterans, IVAW, Tom Morello, Houston, Denver, Tokyo, Honolulu, ILWU, other unions, other workers, and of course, the West Coast

From anonaminita. The propaganda that workers and the longshore union “don’t want a West Coast shutdown” isn’t holding up. Prominent union bureaucrats have said this, and it’s also worth keeping in mind that if they openly support a general West … Continue reading

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Bay Of Rage: Blockading the Port Is Only The First of Many Last Resorts

From Bay of Rage. Dec 7: By any reasonable measure, the November 2 general strike was a grand success. The day was certainly the most significant moment of the season of Occupy, and signaled the possibility of a new direction … Continue reading

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Dec. 12 West Coast Port Blockade – countering anti-blockade propaganda

CLICK HERE for all Grey Coast articles tagged for the D12 shutdown. From Renegade PDX. Dec 7. Port Blockade Propaganda This Monday Occupy will flex it’s collective muscle in the Movement’s first targeted actions. Monday could be historic in it’s … Continue reading

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Port takeovers, foreclosed homes, empty lots … everything!

From KPTV. Dec 6: Occupy Portland plans to take over ports PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Occupy Portland plans to join other Occupy groups to shut down ports across the west coast Dec. 12. Organizers said the shutdown will focus on … Continue reading

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West Coast Port Blockades // Ports, Clarifications, Call to Action

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/164981060266920/ More info at: http://www.westcoastportshutdown.org Description Occupy Oakland calls for the blockade and disruption of the economic apparatus of the 1% with a coordinated shutdown of ports on the entire West Coast on December 12th. The 1% has … Continue reading

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Is Occupy Portland close to Anarchy? – from the Oregonian

  From the Oregonian. by Samoht1: Is Occupy Portland close to Anarchy? Occupy Portland has joined the call by Occupy Oakland to close Ports on the West Coast on Dec12.. It has been debated at Portland’s General Assembly many times..OP … Continue reading

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Coordinated West Coast Port Shutdown

From PDXIndymedia. construction worker:   Proposal for a Coordinated West Coast Port Shutdown, Passed With Unanimous Consensus by vote of the Occupy Oakland General Assembly 11/18/2012: http://www.occupyoakland.org/ Proposal for a Coordinated West Coast Port Shutdown, Passed With Unanimous Consensus by … Continue reading

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Rising Tide Anti-Coal Zombies Reportback

From Portland Rising Tide: Portland Rising Tide, a direct action environmental group confronting the root causes of climate change resurrected the first ever undead zombie army against coal. On Monday October 31st, the zombie army against coal marched from Occupy … Continue reading

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Scott Olsen Cannot Talk, General Strike Nov. 2nd!

From PDXIndymedia. Steven Argue.   Key unions are on board and will shut down construction sites and the Port of Oakland. Scott Olsen Cannot Talk Due to the Brain Injury Caused by Police Violence General Strike and Mass Protest on … Continue reading

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Longview: (A Bit Outdated) Update On Port Struggle In Longview

Written for Tides of Flame. From PugetSoundAnarchists. Wed, 10/05/2011 Longview, Washington, a small town along the Columbia river, suddenly found its local police force dressed in riot gear, carrying shotguns and pepper spray while protecting the interests of EGT, a … Continue reading

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