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Keith Sullivan set the tone early at FFAW shrimp rally Thursday, railing against “that bullshit policy, LIFO”

ffaw rally lifoFishermen’s union president Keith Sullivan set the tone early at a shrimp rally Thursday, railing against “that bullshit policy, LIFO” — last in, first out — and how it affects Newfoundland and Labrador harvesters. A little while later, when Fogo Island Mayor Andrew Shea suggested that some civil disobedience might be needed — breaking down doors, or tying up the big foreign freezer trawlers at the wharf — a harvester towards the back of the room shouted, “Come on, let’s go!” His friend leaned over and said to him, “In jail, you will be.” The first harvester replied, “I don’t give a f—.” Bill Broderick, a representative for the Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW), reminded the crowd that non-violent political action is what they’re going for. Read the rest here 08:47