Hilo May 1solidarity harbor stop the war protest

There will be a May 1st 4-5:30PM solidarity "Stop the War" protest in Hilo fronting the Hilo Harbor entrance on Kalanianaole Ave.
See below for  actions on west coast of U.S.
Jim Albertini
Malu `Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box AB
`Ola`a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760
Phone 808-966-7622
email ja@interpac.net
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Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 10:15 AM
Subject: [demilnet_Hawaii] ILWU To Shut Down All West Coast Ports To Protest War

Sat Apr 26 2008
ILWU May Day Work Stoppage

On May 1, all 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast are to be shut down by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in protest against the U.S. war on Afghanistan and Iraq. The Bay Area ILWU local was the first American union to condemn the war. In April 2003, as invading U.S. troops reached Baghdad, six longshoremen were injured and a union official was arrested as police fired on hundreds of antiwar protesters in the port of Oakland.

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) notified the union on April 3 that it ?doesn?t consent to a stop-work meeting or any other effort to disrupt port operations.? Subsequently the PMA threatened union leaders with court action under Taft-Hartley if they don?t call it all off.?

Supporters of the ILWU will meet in San Francisco at Mason and Beach (in Fishersmans' Wharf) at 10:30 am on May Day. There will then be a march to a 12 noon rally in Justin Herman Plaza. more details

Read More | Longshoremen will close West Coast ports on May 1 to protest war |?Grandlake Theater Marquee | Vermont AFL-CIO Calls on Workers to Support Work Stoppage | ILWU May Day Site?


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