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Over a thousand blocking gates at Oakland docks
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Sunday Jun 20th, 2010 7:10 AM
Over a thousand blocking gates at Oakland docks
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300 people at blocking both entrances to the docks where the Zim ship is to be unloaded.

Israeli Ship NOW Being Picketted @ Oakland Docks;

Live Webcam Updates Sun Jun 20, 2010 at 07:07:32 AM PDT

This could be history; a first in the United States; joining actions in many countries.

Just left the Oakland Docks where 300 people are blocking the entrances to two gates into the berth where the Israeli Zim cargo ship is to be unloaded. The action started this morning at 5:30am PST. The longshore workers are scheduled to start their shift at 7:00 and 8:00 am this morning.

When the workers find the way blocked with a labor-community picket they will meet and vote as to whether to cross that picket line. As I left the West Oakland BART station people were continuning to slowly stream in and shuttles were taking people to the picket line. BART will start operating at 8 am.

A live webcast is planned; if it is available it will be seen hereIsraeli Zim Ship Lines Protest Live Video Stream

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This could be history; a first in the United States; joining actions in many countries.

Just left the Oakland Docks where 300 people are blocking the entrances to two gates into the berth where the Israeli Zim cargo ship is to be unloaded. The action started this morning at 5:30am PST. The longshore workers are scheduled to start their shift at 7:00 and 8:00 am this morning.

When the workers find the way blocked with a labor-community picket they will meet and vote as to whether to cross that picket line. As I left the West Oakland BART station people were continuning to slowly stream in and shuttles were taking people to the picket line. BART will start operating at 8 am.

A live webcast is planned; if it is available it will be seen here Israeli Zim Ship Lines Protest Live Video Stream
§1 Hour delayed broadcast on now!
by brightpathvideo Sunday Jun 20th, 2010 8:23 AM
http://easylink.playstream.com/winlive/bpath2.wvx

Picket of Israeli ZIM Lines Ship
From the docks....picket action now
§photo of morning picket
by dave id (real time via cell phone) Sunday Jun 20th, 2010 8:53 AM

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§Continuing Picket Of Israeli Ship In The Port Of Oakland
by repost Sunday Jun 20th, 2010 12:20 PM
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Continuing Picket Of Israeli Ship In The Port Of Oakland

SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE HISTORY-- URGENT: BE AT OAKLAND PORT BERTH 58 AT 4:30 THIS AFTERNOON 6/20/2010
Port of Oakland Pier 57
http://www.portofoakland.com/pdf/mari_map.pdf

This morning was the first half of a victory. 1,000 picketers from around the SF Bay. The first shift for unloading the Israeli ZIM Line ship was cancelled. That is historic, but only if we finish the job by being there again at 4:30 this afternoon and staying until at least 8:00 p.m.

Some of the people who were there this morning will not come this afternoon, which makes it all that much more important for those of you who were not there to come this afternoon. It would be better to have 2,000 people. Unlike this morning, the BART trains will be running. You can come to the West Oakland station early, and there will be cars to drive you. There will be media this afternoon. It is better for them to see a large crowd at each of the gates to the berth.

THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO BE PRESENT AT THIS HISTORIC EVENT. You will talk about it for the rest of your life. We are the first to stop the unloading of an Israeli ship in the U.S., but we will not be the last. See you there!
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