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SURPRISE G8 BACKDOWN

Occupy Claims Victory as Obama Relocates G8 Summit.

The Showdown in Chicago has turned into a G8 Backdown. In a stunning about-face, the Obama administration has moved the Chicago G8 summit to Camp David, an ultra-secure military base in rural Maryland. Despite the tough talk of anti-Occupy technology, ordinances and paramilitary preparations, this is perhaps the first time that a major world summit has been relocated due to anticipated protests. And with only two months left before the summit was to begin, the change of venues is clearly a humiliating decision and a surprising victory of the Occupy movement. The specter of 50,000 nonviolent occupiers flooding the windy city with a list of demands for the world’s political elites was apparently too powerful. The NATO summit will still be meeting in Chicago… for now at least.

Check out this take by Occupywallst.org on what could be the movement’s next steps and weigh in below on how you think Occupy should react to the G8 backdown.

The Group of 8 Summit, a meeting of the governments of the world’s eight largest economies, was supposed to convene in Chicago this May. For months, Occupy Chicago, international anti-war groups, Anonymous, and hundreds of allies have publicly planned to shut it down. Now, only two months before the meeting is scheduled to begin, U.S. President Barack Obama is moving the assembly of over 7,000 leaders from the world’s wealthiest governments to the Camp David presidential compound, located in rural Maryland near Washington, DC, one of the most secure facilities in the world. The Chicago Tribune reports that summit organizers are “stunned” by the news.

URL: http://occupywallst.org/article/facing-mass-protest-obama-hides-g8-camp-...

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Calm

Shutdown ---- Slowdown all freight rail services. A railway passes through each major city in North America. 80 percent of all goods move by railway.

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Dean Taylor

a propos of your post, a fine article on same--'chokepoints' of the 'cargo chain' that union rank and file have within reach...

from CounterPunch and JoAnn Wypijewski:

"Local 1422, the real object of the police and prosecutorial attack, is the largest, most powerful union in South Carolina, a black union which had been instrumental regionally in the fight against the Confederate flag and internally in the movement to reform the hidebound, undemocratic International Longshore Association, or ILA, which controls all dockers’ unions on the East Coast. I spoke to Local 1422’s president, Ken Riley, in Charleston in late February, after a week of events commemorating the struggle and hosting dockers from across the world for the fourth general assembly of the International Dockworkers Council (IDC)."

http://is.gd/jr0foV

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