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Seattle and Tacoma Pro-Palestinian Actions Also Censored by Facebook
by Steven Argue
Wednesday Aug 20th, 2014 10:10 AM
Down With the Israeli Apartheid State!
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Facebook's Support for the Israeli Jewish Supremacist State
Vital Censored Information on The Seattle and Tacoma Action

In another case of blatant censorship, Facebook, Inc. has destroyed the Seattle and Tacoma Block the Boat event page. The event plans to block an Israeli freight ship of the Zim shipping line in protest of Israel's ongoing massacre of civilians in Gaza. The Tacoma event was highly dependent on Facebook for distributing updates, and had over 600 people on its site before Facebook, Inc. destroyed the page. Facebook, Inc.'s destruction of the page a day before the event is exactly like how they deleted notifications put out by this author a day before the Oakland Block the Boat action and banned me from Facebook for a day. Facebook Inc. did this under the pretext that my post for the event violated "Facebook community standards". This is a blatant lie.

For more on the ongoing Block the Boat actions in Oakland, the situation in Gaza, and Facebook censorship, see my article:

Israeli Ship Continues to be Successfully Blocked at the Port of Oakland
Down With the Israeli Apartheid State!
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/08/19/18760302.php

(The title of this article, but not the article itself, could be slightly outdated as the boat may have been unloaded last night after three and a half days of preventing this from happening. This was done by pulling the boat out of port, going out to sea, and then doing a U-turn and returning to a new location. As protesters were declaring victory and pickets went home, the boat was at least unloaded in part. An emergency picket was planned for midnight to catch workers as they returned from lunch to stop unloading the rest of the boat. Workers would have honored that line, but I haven't gotten any good confirmation of what happened. If the boat was unloaded fully last night, it was still blocked for three and a half days and surely cost Zim and others money.)

The pickets in Tacoma are set-up in two shifts Thursday as follows.

Washington United Terminal, Port of Tacoma
1815 Port of Tacoma Rd
Tacoma, WA 9842
TIMES: Two offloading shifts: First round: 6:30am; Second round: 4:00pm

For information on car pooling, see this page:
http://www.popularresistance.org/block-the-boat-from-israel-continues-in-seattle-tacoma/

To post or find updates, join:
"Pro-Palestinian, Anti-Zionist, Not Anti-Jew"
http://www.facebook.com/groups/332681273558189/
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Replacement pages posted, ongoing eventsIndyRadioWednesday Aug 27th, 2014 1:10 AM
Update, No Morning Picket, 4:30 Afternoon PicketSteven ArgueWednesday Aug 20th, 2014 11:31 AM