Tuesday Must Read: Occupy Protesters Shut Down Port of Oakland; Big Majority Supports Brown’s Tax-the-Rich Plan

Stories you shouldn’t miss:

1. Thousands of Occupy protesters marched on the Port of Oakland in waves yesterday, closing down the vast majority of operations in both the day and evening shifts, the Chron and Trib report. The successful protests and blockade came despite opposition from most unions, including the longshore workers’ union, and public officials, including Mayor Jean Quan. At a press conference last night, Quan called the port shutdown “economic violence” because it had hurt dock workers and small, independent truckers who can’t afford to lose a day’s wages.

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