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image United States Port Actions End Business as Usual For Israel 120_aaa_clarence_thomas.jpg original image ( 322x450) - 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
text 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
image Activists Protest Talk by Israeli Consul General at Temple Beth El 120_temple-beth-el-aptos-gaza-protest-august-21-2014-1.jpg original image ( 700x428) - 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
image Israeli Ship Continues to be Successfully Blocked at the Port of Oakland 120_block_the_boat_gaza.jpg original image ( 600x800) - by Steven Argue
The call for this strike action originally came from the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) which has asked workers around the world to refuse to handle Israeli goods.
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:45PM
image 8/16 Video And Audio On Protest Against Zim Line Ship In The Port Of Oakland 120_zim_piraeus.jpg original image ( 800x600) - by KPFA
This is audio from a special KPFA program on the campaign to block the Zim ship landing in Oakland and the picket line at Pier 57 at the Port Of Oakalnd
Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:03PM
calendar Senator Barbara Boxer: "Stop Funding Israeli Military Occupation of Gaza" - by Cynthia Papermaster
Boxer's Oakland Office, 70 Washington Street in Jack London Square, Oakland
Event Date:Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:00PM
Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:49AM
calendar Zim Ship Arrival Delayed: NOT 5am But 3pm Go to Block the Boat Facebook for Updates 120_image.jpg original image ( 720x266) - by
March to Oakland Dock Meet at: West Oakland BART Station 451 7th Street, Oakland, California 94607
Event Date:Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:00PM
Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:46PM
image Demonstrators at Sam Farr Fundraiser Oppose Congress Member's Support of Israeli War 120_gaza-protest-epworth-by-the-sea-santa-cruz-west-cliff-millionaires-row.jpg original image ( 800x533) - by Alex Darocy
A demonstration to protest U.S. involvement in Israel's attacks on Gaza was held on August 14 outside of a fundraiser for Congress Member Sam Farr in Santa Cruz.
Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:18PM
image Santa Cruz Activists Have Protested Regularly Since the Assault on Gaza Began 120_gaza-protest-santa-cruz-august-11-2014-1.jpg original image ( 467x700) - by Alex Darocy
August 11 marked the fifth consecutive Monday evening protest held at the Santa Cruz Town Clock for the people of Gaza, since Israel began the attacks on July 8. A number of other demonstrations opposing Israel's attacks on the Palestinian people have been held in Santa Cruz as well, and community members continue to organize against the atrocities. On Saturday, some are making the trip up to the Oakland port early in the morning to help block the incoming Israeli ZIM ship, to prevent it from...
Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:54PM
image 8/16/14 KPFA Pacifica to Cover Labor Community Picket At Port Of Oakland Against Zim Line 120_zim_port_of_oakland_zim_picketjune_2010.jpg original image ( 2048x1536) - by KPFA
KPFA will be covering the labor community picket of the Zim Line ship Savannah which will be arriving at birth 57 at SAA on Saturday August 16, 2014. The event will also be streamed on the KPFA channel.
Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:09PM
document OPD, Urban Shield, and Israel (PDF Posters) nojusticepalestine.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by FireWorks
In Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis in Missouri, riots broke out for the second night after police shot and murdered 18-year old unarmed Michael Brown. People clashed with officers, looted stores, and set fires. As one man stated, "I just think they got a taste of what fighting back means." As people prepare to take to the streets across the West Coast in an attempt to block Israel ships in solidarity with Palestine - the events in Ferguson seems worlds away. But the connection between America...
Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:29PM
image Die-in to protest Israel's Assault on Gaza drew dozens of protesters on Monday, Aug. 4th 120_img_3148.jpg original image ( 3539x5472) - by George Cadman
Jewish Voice For Peace and the Palestine Israel Action Committee led a protest and die-in on Monday, August 4th to speak out against genocide, apartheid, colonialism, ethnic cleansing, and U.S/Israeli imperialism.
Posted: Thu Aug 7, 2014 8:25PM
image Demonstration Organized for Palestine 8/6/2014 120_pal_01.jpg original image ( 648x430) - by Peter Maiden
A smaller group of protesters met at the Federal Building at 7th and Mission in San Francisco calling on Senator Nancy Pelosi to change her actions towards Gaza and all of Palestine.
Posted: Wed Aug 6, 2014 8:26PM
image Santa Cruz Activists Continue Die-ins to Protest Atrocities in Gaza 120_free-palestine-gaza-die-in-santa-cruz-august-4-2014-1.jpg original image ( 700x464) - by Alex Darocy
On August 4, activists in downtown Santa Cruz staged a second die-in as part of their ongoing protest of Israel's attacks on Gaza. The demonstrations have been organized by a coalition of community members and local anti-war organizations, including the Palestine-Israel Action Committee and Jewish Voice for Peace Santa Cruz. An announcement described the demonstration as a chance to speak out against, "Genocide, Apartheid, Colonialism, Ethnic Cleansing, and U.S/Israel Imperialism." A third di...
Posted: Wed Aug 6, 2014 5:14PM
image Stop The Israeli Massacre In Gaza-Full Support For Labor Community Mass Picket At Zim Line 120_zim_twsc_banner.jpg original image ( 640x480) - by Transport Workers Solidarity Committee
The Transport Workers Solidarity Committee TWSC has called for an international blockade of all Zim shipping line operations. It supports the action at the Port of Oakland on August 16 and is organizing for similar action at the Ports Of Los Angeles and Seattle when the Zim Line ships arrives. Also South African COSATU and the Palestinian trade unions have called for an international labor blockade of all Israeli shipping and transportation.
Posted: Wed Aug 6, 2014 11:33AM
calendar Remember, Renew, and Recommit - A Candlelight Vigil for Peace 120_candles_burning_.jpg original image ( 112x150) - by
Town Clock/Collateral Damage Sculpture Park in downtown Santa Cruz, at the corner of Water and Pacific
Event Date:Wed Aug 6, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Tue Aug 5, 2014 5:16PM
calendar Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural Unveiling 120_mural8x10.jpg original image ( 3000x2400) - by
401 26th Street Between Telegraph and Broadway Oakland, CA
Event Date:Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:00PM
Posted: Tue Aug 5, 2014 3:52PM
text Monitors at Gaza Protest Try to Rein in Sign-Holders on the Median Strip - by Robert Norse
At the Friday August 1 rally against the Israeli massacres in Gaza (and the Hamas rocketings), two activists reported hassle and pressure from several fellow activists who tried to persuade them to abandon the more prominent and visible protest positions on the median along Water St. between the Town Clock and the post office. At issue was the protest-coralling (and anti-homeless) "no lingering on the medians" law that was passed by City Council last year. Keith McHenry, a well-known Food ...
Posted: Mon Aug 4, 2014 12:16PM
image Interfaith and Secular Activists Gather in Santa Cruz for Gaza 120_gaza-vigil-santa-cruz-interfaith-august-1-2014-1.jpg original image ( 700x467) - by Alex Darocy
On August 1, Muslim, Jewish, and Christian prayers were given and activists, including children, read poetry at the Santa Cruz Town Clock to honor those who have passed or been injured in Israel/Palestine since the fighting began on July 8. The names of those killed were displayed on poster boards which required several people to hold. The names of 1270 Palestinians and 49 Israelis were on the list.
Posted: Sun Aug 3, 2014 8:01PM
calendar San Francisco Israeli Consulate Blockade 120_gaza.solidarity.with.banner.jpg original image ( 800x210) - by Solidarity With Gaza
Israeli Consulate, 456 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94104
Event Date:Mon Aug 4, 2014 12:00PM
Posted: Sun Aug 3, 2014 1:19AM

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