Here is the link to Occupy Oakland: Occupy Oakland Calls for TOTAL WEST COAST PORT SHUTDOWN ON 12/12 - Occupy Oakland
The Occupy movement blatantly has admitted their purpose to commit what could be considered an terrorist operation by some people.The terms "blockade" and "disruption of the economic apparatus" and "coordinated shutdown" and "entire West Coast " are key concepts that could get them into trouble."Occupy Oakland calls for the blockade and disruption of the economic apparatus of the 1% with a coordinated shutdown of ports on the entire West Coast on December 12th. "
"Blockade: the isolating, closing off, or surrounding of a place, as a port, harbor, or city, by hostile ships or troops to prevent entrance or exit." Since the action being announced is to shutdown ports I think that the definition I used is correct. It is a term used specifically in the same context it is an hostile action.
"Disruption of the economic apparatus": By all definitions this is considered Economic Terrorism.Coordinated shutdown: Shows the organized intent by the group and movement.The term economic terrorism is strictly defined to indicate an attempt at economic destabilization by a group. More precisely, in 2005 the Geneva Centre for Security Policy defined economic terrorism in the following terms:
Contrary to "economic warfare" which is undertaken by states against other states, "economic terrorism" would be undertaken by transnational or non-state actors. This could entail varied, coordinated and sophisticated or massive destabilizing actions in order to disrupt the economic and financial stability of a state, a group of states or a society (such as market oriented western societies) for ideological or religious motives. These actions, if undertaken, may be violent or not. They could have either immediate effects or carry psychological effects which in turn have economic consequences.
Entire west coast shutdown: Makes the action a regional rather than localized action. That on top of the "occupations nationally, it will almost certainly bring the Feds in on it. And if the operation is extended as threatened Homeland security will have to do something. No Government can have their ports blockaded by a group foreign or domestic in origin. And it is ridiculous of the Occupy movement to be so hostile when they claim to be non-violent. Occupy Oakland has outlined not a protest but a hostile militant action. And they expect people to do it for them.
They cannot hide behind the leaderless claim when the General Assemblies are calling the shots. The Oakland General Assembly came to the consensus and are requiring other General Assemblies to obey their request. Which shows organizational hierarchy (how ironic).
This is what is called revenge. The Occupy movement has moved away from the Occupation stage and is moving into the hostile stage from here it is all downhill.The 1% has disrupted the lives of longshoremen and port truckers and the workers who create their wealth, just as coordinated nationwide police attacks have turned our cities into battlegrounds in an effort to disrupt our Occupy movement.