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Standing in solidarity with a Seattle Union of longshore man who are being subjected to union busting the Occupy movement turns it’s sights to the Ports of Vancouver. “I understand where they are coming from but they just seem like very angry people…kind of blinded and avoid or don’t get into exposing the specific issues. They are still important points but it still feels too general. I’m worried they are loosing support,” Michael Harrhy a concerned Canadian citizen states. The targets of the recent Occupy Ports Protest were  terminal operators SSA Marine and EGT, LLC. EGT  however, the people most affected by this are the other people working in conjunction with the terminal the, “truckers, packers and pickers“.  Aren’t these workers some of the 99% that the movement was originally protesting on the side of? The Occupy Ports tangent of the greater Occupy Movement is indeed raising relevant points, shedding light on the shipping industry, but are these tangents having negative impacts on workers and drawing away from the original goals of the movement?

 15 December 2011  Posted by Griffiths perspectives , ,  Add comments