The Madeleine Brand Show for December 12, 2011

'Occupy' tries to shut down West Coast ports

Occupy Protesters Call For Blockage Of Mulitiple West Coast Ports

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Protesters attempt to block an entrance to the Port of Oakland on December 12, 2011 in Oakland, California. After a general strike coordinated by Occupy Oakland shut down the port on November 2, this time hundreds are expected to affect all West Coast ports as Occupy movements in Los Angeles, San Diego, Oakland, Portland, Seattle and Tacoma have so far joined the demonstration.

Crowds of protesters gathered at California ports early Monday in an effort to stop traffic at two of the West Coast's busiest terminals. Protesters hoped to shut down ports in Long Beach and Oakland. The actions were part of a coordinated effort by the Occupy Wall Street movement to hurt corporate profits by shutting down ports along the West Coast.


Kate Linthicum, reporter for the Los Angeles Times.

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