2015 May Day Protest: Labor Against Police Terror | Oakland
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Port of Oakland | 530 Water St, Oakland, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
ILWU, Local 10 is leading a Day of Action on May 1, 2015 to call national attention in order to stop police terror. There will be no longshoremen working on that day in the Port of Oakland. The port will be shut down. Disrupting commerce in this country is one means to find viable solutions to stop police terror.
They will gather at the already shutdown port at 9 am for an hour long rally which will be at the APL gate near berth 62 close to the overpass (parking is available along Adeline close to 6th & 7th).
After the rally, they march. They will march from the port to Oscar Grant Plaza as they demonstrate that an injury to one is an injury to all. There will be another rally at noon when they reach OGP.
The labor force has played an integral part in social justice movements throughout United States history and beyond. ILWU, Local 10 in particular, has been at the forefront of many monumental events including, but not limited to the Big Strike of 1934, the 1984 Anti-Apartheid action against South Africa, and the 2010 Oscar Grant rally and port shut down.
Police terrorism in the United States is out of control. They have witnessed an endless onslaught of police brutality and police killings of innocent and unarmed people. These assaults have been mainly directed towards Black men and Black communities. They as union and non-union workers alike cannot standby and become desensitized to these great injustices.
Categories: **Annual Event**, East Bay