I just got back from the ILWU rally at the ILWU local 8 on front ave. Along the way, a bunch of people on bikes were pulled over by a NUMBER of police. I saw at least two people get arrested. The cops were (surprise!) remarkably rough. They were also unclear about what violations were being accounted for, but they took people in nonetheless.
Down at the rally, it seemed a couple of the ILWU organizers were reluctant to allow some of the non-union activist/supporters in. Ultimately, a number were present inside.
Ron Wyden spoke. So did Tom Daschle. They gave obligatory support against the Bush agenda..which is heartening.
Favorite flyer...a solidarity flyer from anti-capitalists. "We stand together with the ILWU when the bottom line of a nation's economy stands in opposition. Profit margins and government policies to boost the performance of economic indicators on Wall Street take precedence to the rights of the ILWU."