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#BlockTheBoat - Stop Walmart Profits From Workers' Deaths! Newark #D18

Posted 9 years ago on Dec. 15, 2012, 2:05 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: direct action, walmart, #d18


On November 25th, 112 workers burned to death 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, 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 18th, buses will be leaving at 6am from Canal and Broadway 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 to dock at another port.


D18 #OccupyThePort #BlockTheBoat.



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[-] 5 points by therising (6643) 9 years ago

Excellent. Nonviolent direct action is the key to successfully bringing about a new world where people are prioritized over profits.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (23590) 9 years ago

Go Occupy! Corporations simply cannot get away with the exploitation and abuse that they have become accustomed to dishing out to workers here and around the world in the name of profit. Wal-Mart's lack of contrition and failure to make right this horrible tragedy force the light to be shined upon them.

[-] 0 points by therising (6643) 9 years ago

Have you heard any updates on this? Has the boat been blocked?

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23590) 9 years ago

None. I am wondering.

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 9 years ago

"Historic 1911 Garment District Fire Is Invoked at Protest Over Deadly Blaze in Bangladesh Clothing Factory Linked to Walmart", by Zach Roberts :

respice, adspice, prospice ...

[-] 6 points by beautifulworld (23590) 9 years ago

Awesome! What a great article. Excellent that the protesters tied in the Bangladesh fire to the infamous fire of 1911. History sadly repeats itself but we can learn from it if we try. Those photos of the protesters with the names of the women who died in 1911 is quite something. Solidarity with the workers of Bangladesh!

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 9 years ago

Solidarity @ All Workers all across this bw, our shared & only home.

minima maxima sunt ...

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (23590) 9 years ago

“The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.” - Helen Keller

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 9 years ago

:-) & Here's one for honest workers everywhere : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7plNRs5kwgE ~*~

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (23590) 9 years ago

Very nice, thanks. :) And, solidarity to all those around the world who struggle for fairness.

"Where spirit is, man can be."

[-] 2 points by SickAndTired1 (25) 9 years ago

Here is the only thing I can find on it. Sounds like the boat was not blocked but wit only 60 ish people that is not surprising.


[-] 3 points by aramiska (19) 9 years ago

In India what the law calls bribery the USA elite term 'lobbying' . Sink this ship http://m.timesofindia.com/india/Wal-Mart-bribery-case-Law-will-take-its-own-course-govt-says/articleshow/17635934.cms

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago


OH - no - wait - my mistake - expected and confirmed - rapists of humanity with a smile on their face.

[-] 2 points by RevolutionOWS (5) 9 years ago

Anonymous: Call to Action Occupy Newark Port #D18 http://youtu.be/OTQw3zTiDOU

[-] 2 points by RevolutionOWS (5) 9 years ago

Finally occupying in NJ I will be there!

[-] 1 points by truchungfu (4) from Altoona, PA 9 years ago

So now that it was found to be arson, and not an accident........ Now what?

[-] 1 points by dreamingforward (394) from Gothenburg, NE 9 years ago

Come on, do you guys really care about these people that you never bothered about until now? It seems all this is really displaced/misplaced anger of your own world. Fight your world by finding its root.

[-] 1 points by tankcoil (37) 9 years ago

Walmart is in India--my home country, to do HONEST business. The honesty that they do not know at home, how can they export honesty to other places on this planet? Can they answer?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

Blockade in reverse - don't allow off-shored abused worker sweatshop produced products into the country.


[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 9 years ago

The People need to get involved - fundamental change for the better - FOR ALL - will come through the involvement and actions of the People.