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Doro Chiba Railway Workers to stand with Occupy West Coast Port Shutdown

Doro Chiba Railway Workers to stand with Occupy West Coast Port Shutdown

Members of Occupy Coos Bay as well as Occupy Eugene, Portland and Roseburg will meetup Monday, December 12 in solidarity with the West Coast Port Blockade and to protest “project mainstay” a proposed coal export terminal.

The Occupy movement is a growing global movement as evidenced by the Japanese railway workers action.

As the global revolution continues to gain momentum, it seems that Japanese Doro-Chiba railway workers are throwing their hats into the mix.

The rail workers will stand in solidarity with the West Coast Port shut down on Dec. 12, and will hold a demonstration at a “facility of Itochu, the giant Japanese trading company that is a partner in EGT which is trying to bust the ILWU jurisdiction in Longview.”

There has been no official statement released by Doro-Chiba regarding this demonstration, however the “Japanese railway union members have traditional stood in solidarity with the struggles of the Longview, WA longshoremen.”

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5 Responses to "Doro Chiba Railway Workers to stand with Occupy West Coast Port Shutdown"

  1. Themguys  December 13, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Curt, I thought of you while reading this article, these are just two comments regarding the “carbon footprint” schemes everyone is talking about, link follows:

    Posted by Aleph Null
    Dec 12 2011 – 8:58pm

    The whole carbon market financial infrastructure as set up by UN climate agencies, as administered by the same banking and brokerage predators who crashed the global economy, and as recently reinforced at Durban under the name Green Climate Fund, has been expressly intended to make money under a greenwashing banner, to bribe officials in developing countries for their acquiescence, and to further victimize residents of areas targeted for “green development.”

    As one outrageous scandal after reprehensible injustice after another naturally results from this web of corruption, the technocrats invariably have a few comforting words about how we’re just working out a few kinks in the system, we’re still fine-tuning, et cetera, ad nauseum. Somehow bankster shenanigans have supplanted carbon emission reductions. This is the outcome of Durban.

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    Posted by rtdrury
    Dec 12 2011 – 10:21pm
    “Under REDD, forest owners and communities offer carbon credits on an open market, and a steel, cement or coal-fired power company in the North could purchase those credits instead of reducing its carbon emissions.”

    Nobody owns forests. And even if they did, it’s already been settled that carbon credits don’t work. But they don’t want you to know why. So I’ll tell you why. And in return, you can boycott them, for me. Carbon credits don’t work because they essentially exploit a new channel of energy for high profit. The new energy channel is the people’s understanding that atmospheric carbon should be reduced. This understanding activates people. Das kapitalists recognize this and their knee-jerk reaction is to, of course, try to exploit it somehow, like they try to exploit any/all new energy channels that arise.

    I’m wanting you to see this elite habit to exploit everything that moves as a generality so you can come to recognize the naked racket for what it is, and predict its future manifestations, thus helping to nip them in the bud. In the case of carbon credits, Das Kapitalists will say “let us pollute some more if we pay toward sprouting this new forest over here”. Konventional wizdom says “you can’t argue wid dat”. Fact is you can. With multiple arguments. First, we don’t need das kapitalist’s polluted output. We simply don’t. The supply-side rackets push junk on us we don’t need and we only become addicted to what we don’t need. End that please.

    Second, das kapitalist will simply pass the cost of the new forest onto us. Konventional wizdom says “at least you get your forest that you would not otherwize get”. But that’s a lie. Such a racket takes the initiative from the people and hands it to das kapitalists, which means das kapitalist has the privilege of initiative, claim to accomplishment, where otherwise the people could have that opportunity, and responsibility. This only builds our helplessness and dependence on our evil oppressors. Klever racket to benefit das kapitalist at our expense, ehh? It’s simplest to just reject and/all kapitalist rackets. Stop giving them the benefit of the doubt! Save yourself a lot of wasted/lost energy and regret! Invest your energy/hope in THE PEOPLE!

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    Posted by pinoyparin
    Dec 13 2011 – 4:33am
    “The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) represents 97 percent of the global carbon market, and cannot trade in forest carbon until 2020 by law, she told Tierramérica.”

    As I understand it, the concept of “additionality,” which is similar to the “surplus” concept in atmospheric pollution control, is a central aspect of this carbon trading scheme: preserving forest corresponds to reducing CO2 emissions, which can be bought as a credit by would be industrial polluters, such as coal power plants. Then these polluters can go ahead with their expansions that will spew out more CO2.

    The “additional” CO2 prevented by forest preservation must be “real and quantifiable.” Therefore, if the countries where these forests are located have plans in place already to preserve their forests, then these countries CANNOT claim that these CO2 emission reductions are “additional.”

    In that case, then countries with forest cover have NO incentive to protect their forests up to the year 2020. If they put forest protection plans in place, then they cannot claim the additional CO2 reductions by the time year 2020 comes around.

    What can possibly happen, in addition to the above, is that unscrupulous, powerful, violent interests will conduct more land grabbing schemes. As it is, this is already happening in countries, such as the Philippines, where I’m from. Armed goons of local business interests continue to terrorize indigenous people.

    The REDD+ program has the potential of making things worse for these indigenous communities. As a result, the armed conflict between Philippine military forces and the Maoist New People’s Army guerillas could possibly escalate.

    Even the indigenous people in the Amazon realize they’re getting screwed.

  2. Themguys  December 13, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Curt, I don’t think he had an emphasis on “reducing” their carbon footprint, I believe, but could be wrong, that he said they are going to “study” or “identify” their carbon footprint, to establish it. Right?

    Another feasibility study in the making?

    Anyone know how much the Port has spent on “studies” ? in the last few years? Are they all done by this one company he mentioned?

    “Develop a plan to reduce the port’s greenhouse gas emissions. This will begin with an emissions inventory as outlined by the Carbon Footprint Working Group of the World Ports Climate Initiative.” This was from the paper yesterday, call me jaded, but what I hear when I read this is, we’ll do it so we can buy pollution-credits somewhere else, which will allow us to pollute some more ! Yippee !

    I hope I’m wrong about it.

  3. come on now  December 13, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    The only people the 99% hurt are the 91.4%

    Figure that one out

  4. come on now  December 13, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    The only people the 99% hurt are 91.4%

    Figure that one out

  5. Curt  December 12, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Good to see everyone on the street today! lots of thumbs up from passers bye, and a few hilarious thumbs down from the 1% wanna-be crowd. A contingent marched up to the port offices and peppered Dave Koch (the new Jeff) with questions. To his credit, he honestly tried to engage the group, promising to make records transparent, a new emphasis on reducing the Ports carbon footprint, and saying he knew what sustainability means, while not giving ground (yet) on the coal issue. Latest from BBC


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