Newark, NJ, Dec. 18: #D18 – Occupy the Port – #BlockTheBoat

112 workers burned to death recently in a factory fire in Bangladesh producing garments for Walmart.

The Port of Newark is a major entryway for Walmart garments coming from Bangladesh. Walmart is going to profit off of the garments these workers died to make.

Unless we block the boat.

Walmart – the world’s largest employer and 1% corporation – refuses to take responsibility for this, compensate the families, or take any action to prevent needless deaths like this from happening again. The 1% must not profit from the workers’ deaths in Bangladesh!

On Tuesday December 18, buses will be leaving at 6am from Canal and 6th Avenue in Manhattan to head to the port.

If you’re not taking the bus, the staging ground location will be the IKEA parking lot in Elizabeth, NJ at 7am. Timing is critical.

We’re calling on Occupiers near all East Coast ports to be on alert if the cargo ship is re-routed.

Search on Twitter: #D18 #OccupyThePort and #BlockTheBoat.


Milwaukee, Dec. 17: ‘Tis the Season for Justice: Palermo Workers Union Rally & Press Conference

Hold Palermo’s accountable for their shameful union-busting tactics!

This holiday season, Palermo’s Pizza is acting like the Grinch who stole Christmas by denying workers a voice on the job!

The National Labor Relations Board recently found that Palermo’s threatened, intimidated, and retaliated against workers who spoke out in support of forming a union.

After a year of fighting for a union voice, workers will insist that Palermo’s accept responsibility for creating a climate of fear inside their workplace.

Join us Monday as we stand with the courageous workers and their families at Palermo’s and call for justice!

Monday, December 17, 2012
10:00am – 11:00am
Rally and Press Conference
Palermo’s Pizza
3301 W. Canal St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Palermo workers and supporters at a Sept. 12, 2012 informational picket at Sendik's grocery store in Shorewood, WI.

Palermo workers and supporters at a Sept. 12, 2012 informational picket at Sendik’s grocery store in Shorewood, WI.


Milwaukee, Dec. 22: Muhammad Mosque #3 Bean Pie Fundraiser! Order Your Delicious Supreme Bean Pie Today

From Muhammad Mosque No. 3 in Milwaukee:

On behalf of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and Muhammad Mosque #3, I am asking you to support the great work of raising our people from mental moral and spiritual death into life.

Order your pies today at or call (414)755-2006 and they will be available for pick up or delivery on December 22, 2012. Pies will be available for pickup or delivery every Saturday. Muhammad Mosque #3, 4202 North Teutonia Ave, Milwaukee, Wi 53209