Longshore Union Strikes Against War By Peter Cole The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

What if 9/11Truth and We Are Change groups could coordinate with groups like this around the nation protesting - and now striking! - against the illegal wars? Could our leaders smoke a peace pipe with their leaders and actually try to accomplish something synergistic here? Particularly if it's media-covered . . . . Maybe our truth action efforts will be the most successful if we can latch onto something (big) already in place? We certainly seem to have enough groups around the country if more anti-war protests and/or strikes are in the making . . . We need visual exposure the easiest way (signs on tv) . . . It needs to be easy for uninformed people to understand, and we need it to be "in their face(s)" as much as possible before November . . . . I feel like the anti-war activists who wouldn't touch 9/11 truth before might be open to it more now? There's even a sense that the mainstream media is finally pushing back a bit now; they would look completely foolish otherwise . . . Betsy


Longshore Union Strikes Against War
By Peter Cole
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Tuesday 29 April 2008

On Thursday, May Day, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union will declare an eight-hour strike to protest the war in Iraq. Since the ILWU controls every port along the U.S. Pacific Coast, including Seattle and Tacoma, this strike demonstrates the collective power of workers willing to use it.

The ILWU is demanding "an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East." Although the majority of Americans repeatedly have expressed their desire to end the war, President Bush has not obliged us, so it drags on. Because our leaders refuse to listen, ILWU members are taking the next logical step for workers: Strike.

For those unfamiliar, the ILWU is perhaps the most militant and politicized worker organization in the nation. It operates in one of the most important sectors of the world economy - marine transport - and, thus, is in a strategic location to put peace above profits.

Continued . . .

How strange.......

Not a word about this on the main stream media.

Wonder why? : )

If only we could organize like the unions. If only.

bush is out to destroy the longshoremen unions on both coasts
with the North American Union.

Like the truckers'

Like the truckers' stand-down of sorts a few weeks ago . . . But eventually, they'll have to pay attention, if enough people say "Enough." . . . . Just a numbers' game involving time . . . Not that we have that much (time) . . . .