Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

December 12, 2011

Watch Live: Shut Down the Ports Dec. 12, 2011

Oakland March Monday morn, Dec. 12 (Screen capture Censored )
Goldman Sachs makes an appearance at the 
Portland, Ore., Port Shutdown
(Twitter photo)
Port of Oakland police 9:30 am Monday (Twitter photo)
Port Shutdown Marches Underway

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Google Breaking News Shut Down the Ports click here.

Houston SWAT armored vehicle near
Occupy Houston as Port Shut Down is underway
across US on Monday
Marchers at Portland, Oakland, Long Beach, Los Angeles and Portland faced off with police Monday morning, as Shut Down the Ports began. At Occupy Wall Street in New York, at least five livestreamers and journalists were arrested. At least one person beaten in Los Angeles, with dispersal order given in San Diego. At Long Beach in Calif., police are armed with non lethal weapons. Department of Homeland Security massing at port in Houston. More port protests are organized today for Vancouver, Seattle, Tacoma, Maui, Tokyo and elsewhere.
--Schedule for Maui, Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver, more:

--WATCH: Occupy Houston Shut Down the Port in Texas:
--WATCH: Police pushing back march in Occupy the Ports Los Angeles.
Report now: Five police beating and kicking one protester on the ground in LA. Occupy the HoodLA reports arrest. Watch livestream LA:
--Long Beach says Longshoremen not coming to work today.
Livestream Long Beach, Calif:
--WATCH: OakFoSho live in Oakland, where Scott Olsen, who was shot in the head by a police projectile, said he will be marching with Iraq Veterans against the War: Article: 1,500 at Oakland Port Shutdown:
--Mass arrests at Occupy Wall Street New York of livestreamers and journalists:
--Live blog from Portland Oregon:
--Dispersal order in San Diego
--Watch on Global Revolution:

Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Military Veterans Join the 99% in December 12 West Coast Port Shutdown
Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War to march with 99%, call on fellow veterans, service members to join the movement.
OAKLAND/SAN FRANSISCO (December 9, 2011)—On December 12th, the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Bay Area Chapter will march with the 99% as Occupy movements along the West Coast stage mass mobilizations to shutdown the hubs of commerce owned by the 1%.
Members of the IVAW Bay Area Chapter will Occupy the Ports to draw attention to the financial and human costs of the wars, and the ways in which veterans have been impacted by the economic and social issues raised by the Occupy movement. These issues include the challenges of veterans re-entering civilian life after war and trauma and during economic recession, and looming cuts to veterans’ health care and VA services. They also hope to help make veterans’ and service members’ participation in this movement more visible and deliberate.
Scott Olsen will join the IVAW Bay Area Chapter to march with the 99% in Oakland, CA—the city in which he was critically injured by a police projectile. Scott’s decision to demonstrate so soon following a serious injury is symbolic of the Occupy movement’s resilience following a series of nation-wide, coordinated crackdowns against the 99%. Scott doesn’t plan on backing down, neither does the movement; IVAW will be there, boots on the ground, to occupy the ports and show our support for the 99%.
Iraq Veterans Against the War is nonprofit 501(c)3 advocacy group of veterans and active-duty US military personnel who have served in the U.S. Military since September 11, 2001. IVAW currently has over 1,400 members in fifty states, as well as in Canada, Europe, Iraq and Afghanistan.
New York police harass and arrest journalists today. Watch video:

Above: New York police harass and arrest journalists today, Dec. 12, 2011

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