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Stop ZIM Action Committee Thanks Supporters of Zim Shanghai Pickets and ILWU Local 10 - by Longshoreman's Daughter
The Stop ZIM Action Committee thanks participants and supporters of the Zim Shanghai blockade on Saturday, September 27, and salutes ILWU Local 10 longshore workers for honoring the picket lines.
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:44AM
Liverpool Dockers Solidarity with ILWU Local 10 and Oakland Community Picket of ZIM Ships - by Longshoreman's Daughter
Following the successful blockade of the Zim Shanghai at the Port of Oakland on Saturday, September 27, Liverpool dockworkers both past and present sent the following statement of solidarity to ILWU Local 10 longshore workers, for refusing to cross community picket lines against the Israeli-owned ZIM ships. All day Saturday the Zim Shanghai was prevented from doing business in the Bay Area and sent back out to sea with all its cargo untouched. For several days in August another ZIM ship, ...
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:21AM
Bay Area activists again prevent unloading of Israeli ship - by Charlotte Silver, Electronic Intifada
Labor and Palestine solidarity activists in the San Francisco Bay Area came together again in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning, September 28, to greet a cargo ship from the Israeli line Zim at the Port of Oakland.
Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:31PM
Israeli Zim Shanghai At Standstill In Oakland By ILWU Action & Picket Line - by Labor Video Project
ILWU Local 10 longshore workers refused to work the Israeli Zim ship Shanghai on September 27, 2014 and over 200 picketed the SSA terminal 57 in solidarity with Palestinian trade unionists and people against the military attack on Gaza
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:01PM
We Are Not World Cops - by Bay Area Reaction to airstrikes on Syria
On the evening of September 23rd the airwaves were filled with reports of strikes by the United States and its allies against targets in Syria. Quick response by the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center called on SF Peninsula residents to gather and protest. Demonstrations were held in San Francisco and San José as well.
Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:23AM
UK Film-makers Ken Loach & Paul Laverty Statement Of Solidarity With Zim Picket In Oakland - by Ken Loach, Paul Laverty
UK film-makers Ken Loach and Paul Laverty have sent greetings to the community and labor activists who are picketing the Zim ships in Oakland. They have just returned from a tribunal on war crimes by Israel and Ken Loach has also protested the bias by the BBC in covering the war on the Palestinians.
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:22PM
Emergency Protest "Stop the U.S. bombing of Syria!" - by ANSWER Coalition
Powell and Market Sts.
Event Date:Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:30PM
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:24AM
Threat of lawsuit from James Baker of Cytel Group / Urban Shield - by Lynda Carson
James Baker failed to mention why his wife Anne Marie Baker signed some contracts involving the Sheriff's Office and Urban Shield that were approved by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors that repeatedly mentioned the name Cytel Group, LLC on them. Instead he chooses to blame the County legal department for this situation, and repeatedly claims that I tried to slander him for reporting on the situation, as he continues to threaten to sue me in three different emails!
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:51PM
Anti-Apartheid Group Announces Campaign to Block Zim Ships to Oakland - by GA Gaza
We are people of Oakland who hate apartheid, racism and genocide in all its forms. We were inspired by the historic actions that occurred on August 16th and afterward that delayed the Zim Piraeus for five days, eventually forcing it to leave after unloading only a fraction of the cargo destined for our city’s port. We seek to aid and augment the actions by the organizations and individuals that took to the streets to block the Zim Piraeus in August. Our goal is to support and enhance effo...
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:31AM
Corruption in the Urban Areas Security Initiative Training Services? - by Lynda Carson
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office requested the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to approve and authorize the Purchasing Agent to execute the fully negotiated contracts for Master Contract No. 900926, with the following pool of vendors, to provide Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) training services for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) at an estimated total pool amount of $2,300,000.
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:18AM
Reply From Sheriff's Office Regarding Cytel Group, LLC / Urban Shield - by Lynda Carson
James Baker of the Cytel Group has not responded to my email request regarding questions about the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voting to approve an agreement with the Sheriff's Office and Cytel Group, LLC, regarding Urban Shield. However, a copy of the email to James Baker was also sent to Alameda County Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, the Oakland City Council members, and a number of other individuals.
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:33AM
Rally Against the Drone and Militarization of the Police! - by Shelby Minister
In Front of Martin Luther King Library 150 E. Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95112
Event Date:Fri Oct 3, 2014 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:05PM
The Privatization of Urban Shield by the Cytel Group - by Lynda Carson
It was back on July 31, 2007, that Urban shield was turned into a money making venture when the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted to authorize the Alameda County Sheriff's Office to accept cash sponsorship funds from individuals and corporations to support the militarized training event Urban Shield!
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:38AM
Urban Shield and Cytel Group Connections to Sheriff's Office - by Lynda Carson
A contract document from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office involving the Cytel Group in a business transaction worth more than a half-million dollars to provide anti-terrorism tactical training and expertise to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, lists Anne Marie Baker as the President of the Cytel Group, even though "Linked In" has her listed as the "Secretary" of the corporation!
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 5:17AM
Urban Shield is booted out of Oakland - by Lynda Carson
In the wake of the nation being horrified by rampant police shootings/killings and the militarization of the police, including the recent militarized police actions in Ferguson, and the notorious police actions that have been taking place in New Mexico, Oakland, and cities all across the nation, on Friday, September 5, 2014, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan announced that Urban Shield will not be back in Oakland next year!
Posted: Sun Sep 7, 2014 1:25AM
Dan Siegel Issues Statement on Urban Shield - by Cat Brooks
Mayoral Candidate and long-time civil rights activist speaks out against the return of Urban Shield to our City.
Posted: Wed Sep 3, 2014 10:27PM
Right Sector’s Borislav Bereza Visits San Francisco - by Bay Area Antifa
Saturday night, the 30th, an event was held in downtown San Francisco where people were invited to discuss the Ukrainian fascist group “Right Sector” with it’s very own press secretary, Borislav Bereza.
Posted: Tue Sep 2, 2014 10:26AM
United States Port Actions End Business as Usual For Israel - by Steven Argue
“An injury to one is an injury to all! Tear down the Israeli Apartheid wall!” Declared third generation Oakland ILWU member Clarence Thomas at a rally of 2,000 to 3,000 people that marked the beginning of pickets and demonstrations that drove the Israeli Zim Piraeus ship from the Port of Oakland with only about 2% of its cargo unloaded. The call for these pickets and strike actions originally came from the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) which has asked worke...
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:05AM
Israeli Ship Blocked in Oakland - by Steve Martinot
The Palestine solidarity movement in the East Bay successfully blocked an Israeli ship from being fully unloaded. In the process, serious malfeasance by the Port of Oakland occurred in its collusion with the ship, and against the community and the longshore union (ILWU).
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:32PM
Activists Protest Talk by Israeli Consul General at Temple Beth El - by Alex Darocy
On August 21, activists with the Palestine Israel Action Committee and Jewish Voice for Peace Santa Cruz picketed outside of a talk at Temple Beth El in Aptos about Israel and Gaza, given by Dr. Andy David, Israel's Consul General for Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. The topic of the talk was "Operation Protective Edge," Israel's name for their most recent military assault on Gaza, which began on July 8 and has killed thousands of Palestinians. [Signs in the top photo read: "Say...
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:08PM