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Occupy reimagines the world with equity in both risk and reward

Occupy reimagines the world with equity in both risk and reward

The Occupy movement is not constrained by party ideology and partisan loyalty but is free to identify inequity on a national, regional and local level and to design grassroots movements to bring about change at home. What succeeds in Coos Bay migrates to Salem, Washington and beyond and bounces back and forth across the nation with its similar threads but unique regional signatures.

SF Labor Council Condemn Use of U.S. Military to Escort Scab Grain Ship in Longview WA

SF Labor Council Condemn Use of U.S. Military to Escort Scab Grain Ship in Longview WA

Coast Guard escort of empty SSA ship from the mouth of the Columbia River to the Port of Longview’s docks: It was reported that this is the first time since the 1970’s that armed forces are being brought out against workers during a labor dispute, and this is a terrible breach of our civil liberties. Dave suggested we contact ACLU for support. In the 1970’s President Nixon brought out the National Guard against the postal workers during a strike. But now, after 9/11 the Coast Guard was reorganized under the Navy as part of Homeland Security, the US Government will use a branch of the military, the Coast Guard, to protect a private corporation against US citizens fighting for their labor rights. U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell may be supporting the use of the Coast Guard against the ILWU.

Occupy Port of Coos Bay in solidarity with West Coast Port Shutdown

Occupy Port of Coos Bay in solidarity with West Coast Port Shutdown

According to Richard Haynes, a consulting natural resource economist formerly with the US Forest Service, as a rule of thumb, there are about five milling jobs for every million board feet of logs manufactured domestically, while there is only one job exporting those same logs.

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