1. Protests

    Occupiers Shut Down Oakland Port

    OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 12:  Occupy protestors stand on the top of a truck as they march at the Port of Oakland on December 12, 2011 in Oakland, California. Following a general strike coordinated by Occupy Oakland that closed the Port of Oakland on November 2, Occupy Wall Street protestors are attempting to shut down all West Coast ports in Los Angeles, San Diego, Oakland, Portland, Seattle and Tacoma.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    Occupy protesters in Oakland shut down the city’s port on Monday, a move that prompted the port to cancel all overnight shifts. Protesters along the West Coast targeted ports in a move they said was meant to hurt Goldman Sachs, which owns a stake in the largest cargo-terminal operator. In Portland, Ore., protesters also succeeded in partially shutting down the city’s port. “What has this accomplished? This is disrupting the 99 percent,” Oakland port spokesman Isaac Kos-Read told CNN. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan agreed: “They are saying ... they have to get the attention of the ruling class. I think the ruling class is probably laughing and people in this city will be crying this Christmas.”

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