United States dock workers strike against racism

This video from California in the USA says about itself:

Shut The World Down! Boots Riley At 2020 Juneteenth At Oakland Oscar Grant Plaza

On Juneteenth June 19, 2020 at Oakland Oscar Grant plaza, Boots Riley spoke about the need to use the power of the working class to shut the world down to get what people need.

The ILWU shut down all ports on the West Coast including Vancouver, Canada on Juneteenth.

By Steve Sweeney, 19 June 2020:

29 US ports shut down as dockers strike in solidarity with BLM

DOCKERS walked out on strike across the US west coast today in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement on the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas.

The date is known as “Juneteenth” and saw 29 ports shut down for eight hours as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) pledged support for all those fighting structural racism and inequality.

It followed a previous stoppage on June 9 when union members downed tools for eight minutes and 46 seconds in silent tribute to George Floyd during his funeral.

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