On Monday, December 12, Occupy Houston will be joining our brothers and sisters in the Occupy movement around the United States in a coordinated action targeting the nation’s ports. This event is an expression of solidarity with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and West Coast truck drivers who have come under attack this year, as well as a statement against the multinational conglomerates and their relentless campaign to outsource American jobs and undermine our economy in the pursuit of ever-widening profit margins. We will be joined here in Houston by hundreds of Occupiers and concerned citizens from all over the state, including Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Fort Worth.
12:00 PM: Meet up at Tranquility Park
1:00 – 3:00 PM: Rally at POH Offices. we will be protesting outside the security perimeter where the Port of Houston Authority’s executive offices are located, 111 East Loop. (77029)
4:00 – 6:00 PM: Main Street March. From Tranquility Park on down the length of downtown Main Street in a visible display of support for the West Coast Port Shutdown effort and the American working class.
Here is an approximate breakdown of the day’s lineup:
12:00 PM Meet up at Tranquility Park to get the caravan ready
12:30 PM Make our way over to the POH executive offices
(111 E. Loop, map link)
1:00 PM Gather up at the gate and start protesting
2:30 PM Start heading back to the cars
3:00 PM Get back to Tranquility Park
4:00 PM Head out for “Main Street March” during rush hour
6:00 PM Wrap up the march in time for dinner and the 7PM General Assembly
Occupy. Magnify. Amplify. Solidify.
"We are here in solidarity with the West Coast port shutdowns, but we're not here to shut down the port," said Amy Price, an Occupy Houston protester. "We don't want the Houston port workers to lose money. We just want to cause enough havoc to draw a spotlight on what's going on with our port. And the way to do that, we think, is civil disobedience."