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Block 2 Israeli container ships in Oakland, California to give them a taste of what it’s like to be denied freedom of movement and access to goods.
Saturday, August 2at 5:00am in PDT
Berth 57 SSA Terminals
Oakland, California 94607
In Solidarity with Palestinians, especially those besieged and bombarded in Gaza, we will block 2 Israeli Zim container ships from docking and unloading at the Port of Oakland. We need to send a clear message that we don’t want Israel Corp, or its subsidiary Zim Shipping in our port.
The action has been endorsed by:
Al Awda, New York
Friends of Sabeel - North America
Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
International Action Center
OccupySF Action Council
Workers World Party
Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace
To help organize or endorse the actions email: email@example.com
The Plan for August 2nd:
-Meet at West Oakland BART at 5 AM where we will march to SSA Berth 57 at the Port at 5:10 SHARP!
-If you can’t make the 5 am march, meet at Berth 57 ASAP! We need to have as many people as possible very early in the morning to prevent the ship from being unloaded.
-There is no parking at the port! However free parking is available at West Oakland BART. At 5am SHARP, we’ll march in as a group.
-Shuttles will be provided back and forth from the West Oakland Bart to the SSA Terminal. If you have a van and can help with the shuttles, please email us.
Bring food, water, layers, comfortable shoes, banners, and picket signs!
There have been many questions about the involvement of port workers. Please be assured that, given the short time-frame, we are working diligently to gain the support and solidarity of the workers at the Port of Oakland, both ILWU and otherwise. The ILWU does not have an executive board meeting this week, and even if they did, due to legal restrictions, they can’t technically endorse this action. Individual union members cannot publicly endorse either, or they would face consequences. Thus, the main thing organizers and supporters have been doing, and are continuing to do, is talk with multiple rank and file members of the ILWU about the plan for the day. That is exactly what is happening at the moment, and the discussions are going well. Additionally, organizers are working with rank and file members to produce a flyer aimed at gaining even broader support among the ranks of ILWU Local 10. It will be distributed at their hiring hall.
You can follow us on twitter @BlockTheBoat for updates and info! Use #BlockTheBoat to spread the word!
Also #SF2Palestine and #Youth4Palestine to connect to local networks
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