fix articles 6018, sam adams
Longshore Workers, Truckers: Shut the Ports, Coast to Coast! (tags)
Following the nationally-coordinated police evictions last month of Occupy Wall Street and encampments across the country, on December 12 the Occupiers struck back. Ports up and down the West Coast were blockaded, from Seattle to San Diego. Despite a barrage of hostile propaganda in the media, opposition from union bureaucrats and heavy police repression in some places, overall the blockade was successful -- this time. The blockade was called in solidarity with longshore workers fighting a union-busting assault in Longview, Washington and port truckers seeking union recognition in the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach. This support should have been greeted. But now the class war on the West Coast docks is coming to a head, and it can't be waged from the outside. Bay Area labor has called for a caravan to Longview. The goal should be a real occupation of the terminal by the workers to prevent the loading of the scab cargo. Longshore militants have called on the longshore unions to shut down every port on the West Coast, and the East and Gulf Coasts, to smash EGT's union-busting. Can it be done? Yes, but only though sharp struggle against the pro-capitalist labor bureaucracy.
Reviewing Ferdinand Lundberg's "Cracks in the Constitution" (tags)
Revealing the truth about the US Constitution and its framers.
Locals Protest Vulture Capitalists and the Iraqi War (tags)
On March 19, 2007, the Baltimore City Council unanimously approved a Resolution condemning the Iraqi War, the lies that got us into it, George W. Bush’s insane “Surge,” and demanded the troops be “safely” withdrawn from that conflict. On that same night, a Peace Rally was held at St. Vincent de Paul RC Church. The Rev. Heber Brown III said: “It’s time for us to raise hell for peace in our churches.” The event was sponsored by the local UPJ group.
Editorial on the Minutemen (tags)
PRESENTLY TENSE What’s in a name? Modern Minutemen can’t talk their way out of their moniker’s past
Nazis, racists join Minuteman Project (tags)
The nazi, racist underbelly of the Minuteman Project, exposed by the Southern Poverty Law Center on April 22, 2005.
The Price They Paid (tags)
Have you ever wondered what happened to the Men who signed the Declaration of Independence? What price they paid to secure the "Blessings of Liberty"?
Nonviolent Direct Action at Vandenberg AFB (tags)
Nonviolent civil disobedience actions taking place at Vandenberg Air Force Base this week!
Direct Democracy and the Global Justice Movement (tags)
People often ask what the so-called "anti-globalization" movement is actually for. The usual response is that we're for a lot of things, ranging from ecological sustainability to racial equality; but if there's one theme at the very center of the movement, which really sets it apart from social movements that have come before, it's its dedication to direct democracy.