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Africa has potential to push global growth – report


The 2012 edition of the Economic Report on Africa (ERA) launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia contends that Africa has the potential to be a pole of global growth and calls for unleashing the continent’s full potential to fully play that role, according to the Information and Communication Service of ECA…

Sourc: http://www.africanews.com

Seattle Martin Luther King County PEACE Week Kick Off

http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?file=1&ID=5011202

The UmojaFest PEACE Center and the United For Youth Coalition join forces to launch the First Annual Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. County PEACE Week in Seattle to encourage youth and community members to take action to increase the peace…

Source: www.seattlechannel.com

West Coast port blockade planned for Dec. 12

By Dave Welsh

Oakland, Calif.
Published Dec 3, 2011 10:31 AM
Organizing is under way for a coordinated mass blockade of West Coast ports on Monday, Dec. 12, targeting “Wall Street on the waterfront” — the major companies owned and controlled by “the 1 percent” ruling elite.

Initiated by Occupy Oakland, the Dec. 12­ West Coast port shutdown is being jointly organized by Occupy movements in Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle and other ports along the coast. The multiport shutdown has three main objectives:

1) Solidarity with longshore workers in Longview, Wash., who are facing vicious police and state repression in their struggle to preserve the union there. These workers are fighting a union-busting transnational combine called EGT that is 51 percent owned by Bunge Ltd. — part of the Wall Street-backed grain cartel that controls most of the world’s trade in food products. EGT has hired scabs to break the jurisdiction of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in an attempt to drive down the price of labor on the docks and destroy the union.

2) Solidarity with independent truckers and other workers in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, targeting SSA, an anti-union port terminal operator majority owned by Goldman Sachs, the notorious Wall Street investment bank.

3) In response to the brutal, nationally coordinated police attacks on the Occupy movement organized by the 1 percent and their agents in government. “Now we will strike back,” read an Occupy Oakland statement, “with our own coordinated attack on the 1 percent —
a West Coast port blockade and shutdown on Dec. 12th to economically disrupt Wall Street on the waterfront.”

The West Coast Occupy movements are taking inspiration from the general strike and port blockade in Oakland on Nov. 2 when 30,000 people marched into the port and shut it down. No cargo was loaded or unloaded on the evening shift. Ships at dock lay idle, as ILWU rank-and-file workers, following the great traditions of their union, honored the picket lines at every terminal.

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Source: http://www.workersworld.org

Civil Rights legal groups file federal request for info on ‘Occupy’ crackdowns


Two civil rights legal groups filed a Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) on Wednesday..

Source: http://www.examiner.com

‘Occupy’-Inspired Campaign Urges Boycott of Black Friday


Occupy Wall Street-inspired protesters are eyeing a new target — BestBuy and Target. And dozens of other companies.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com

Update: ‘Occupy’ crackdowns coordinated with federal law


Over the past ten days, more than a dozen cities have moved to evict “Occupy” protesters from city parks and other public spaces…

Source: http://www.examiner.com

Issue Of Violence Divides Occupy Protesters


Just hours after Oakland police disbanded the Occupy Oakland camp on Monday, hundreds of protesters gathered on the steps of the main branch of the public library…

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com