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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.”