Heady with their successful attempts to block trucks and curb business at busy ports up and down the West Coast, some Occupy Wall Street protesters plan to continue their blockades and keep staging similar protests despite requests to stop because they're hurting wage earners.Thousands of demonstrators forced shipping terminals in Oakland, Calif., Portland, Ore., and Longview, Wash., to halt parts of their operations Monday. Read More
Thousands of protesters who have gathered at the Port of Oakland are holding a general assembly meeting Monday night to decide whether to extend the port blockade through the early morning. Read More
Port of Oakland Executive Director Omar Benjamin said a large protest at the port this morning caused “sporadic disruptions” and delays but that all terminals are open and traffic is flowing in and out of the port. Read More
Hundreds of Wall Street protesters blocked gates at some of the West Coast's busiest ports on Monday, causing the partial shutdown of several in a day of demonstrations they hope will cut into the profits of the corporations that run the docks. Read More
Protesters have blocked at least two entrances to the Port of Oakland this morning as part of a planned all-day West Coast port blockade.As of 9 a.m., hundreds of protesters had blocked off the entrance to Berths 30-32, and Alameda County sheriff’s deputies were keeping an eye on hundreds more who had gathered at the entrance to Berths 55-56.Dozens of trucks were lined up outside both entrances as drivers waited to get into the port. Read More
Hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to the nation’s ports will choke San Francisco Bay’s shipping lanes with silt and result in losses in local jobs in both the private and public sector, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Saturday.
Speaking at Pier 70 in San Francisco — the largest ship repairing dry dock on the West Coast — the Democratic leader called on Republicans to continue funding port security and the Army Corps of Engineers. Read More