Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Shut Um Down

This is awesome. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union is stopping work for eight hours in all west coast ports on May 1, which is International Workers' Day, to protest the Iraq war. The longshoremen have a proud history of protesting unjust wars like this one. You might remember at the start of the war, the longshoremen demonstrated at the Oakland docks, resulting in the police wading in and shooting indiscriminately with rubber bullets, wooden dowels, bean bags and tear gas.

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