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Mon Sep 29 2014 (Updated 10/05/14)Oakland Does It Again with Successful BDS Blockade at Port
Mon Sep 29 2014 (Updated 10/05/14)For Second Time in Two Months, Zim Ship Forced to Leave Oakland Port Without Unloading
Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) activists in the San Francisco Bay Area came together again on September 27 and 28 to picket and blockade an Israeli Zim Line ship at the Port of Oakland. Organized by the Stop Zim Action Committee this time, Palestine solidarity activists dispersed across five entrances at the SSA terminal over multiple shifts, preventing longshore workers from unloading cargo for two days until the ship left port.
Sat Sep 13 2014 (Updated 10/05/14)In Solidarity with the People of Ferguson, Mo.
Sat Sep 13 2014 (Updated 10/05/14)Protests in Support of Justice for Michael Brown Erupt All Over the World
Rallies and marches in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Mo. were held across the world following the events of August 9 when Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in broad daylight in front of numerous witnesses. Michael was reportedly unarmed and holding his hands up while attempting to surrender when he was gunned down. Protests in the Bay Area were held in San Francisco, San Jose, and Santa Cruz.
Fri Sep 12 2014Israeli Officer Charged with Assault on Palestinian-American
Israel's Ministry of Justice has filed an indictment against a border policeman for assaulting and injuring 15-year-old Tarek Abu Khdeir, cousin to Muhammad Abu Khdeir, who was burned to death by Israeli settlers, in July. According to reports, the officer, whose name remains under gag order, was indicted at the Jerusalem magistrate court on September 10, for using "excessive force" that could not be justified.
Sat Aug 30 2014 (Updated 09/27/14)After 90 Percent Decline, Federal Protection Sought for Monarch Butterfly
Sat Aug 30 2014 (Updated 09/27/14)Genetically Engineered Crops Are Major Driver in Butterfly's Population Crash
Environmental groups filed a legal petition on August 26 to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking Endangered Species Act protection for monarch butterflies, which have declined by more than 90 percent in under 20 years. During the same period it is estimated that these once-common iconic orange and black butterflies may have lost more than 165 million acres of habitat — an area about the size of Texas — including nearly a third of their summer breeding grounds.
Thu Aug 21 2014 (Updated 08/30/14)Historic Victory Against Israeli Apartheid at the Port of Oakland
Thu Aug 21 2014 (Updated 08/30/14)Longest Blockade of Israeli Ship in History — Zim Lines Ship Forced to Leave Oakland Port
In a major victory against the Israeli Zim Lines shipping company, their ship the Piraeus was forced to leave the Port of Oakland after a mass march, four days of picketing, and the refusal of ILWU Local 10 and ILWU Local 34 to work the ship despite attempts by the Oakland police department and Alameda County deputies to break up the ongoing pickets. The Zim ship is believed by some to have unloaded only a portion of cargo before giving up and heading back out to sea. Oakland's "Block the Boat" victory represents a historic first for the worldwide Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement.
Tue Aug 12 2014Fasting for the Children
San Francisco youth are holding a fast for 5 days to call our attention to the crisis of the children trapped at the U.S. Mexico border. Youth from ages 16 to 20 held a press conference at City Hall on August 12 and announced their plan to set up a tent across from City Hall Tuesday and Wednesday for donations. They will then return to ICE headquarters Friday at noon to end their five-day fast.
Sun Jul 27 2014 (Updated 08/10/14)Swordfish Drift Gillnet Fishery Restricted to Protect Loggerhead Sea Turtles
Sun Jul 27 2014 (Updated 08/10/14)Feds Close Over 25,000 Square Miles of Ocean Off California’s Coast to Destructive Gear
In response to pressure from conservation groups, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced an area closure for the swordfish drift gillnet fishery in the Pacific Ocean off California from July 25 through August 31 to prevent entanglements and drownings of endangered loggerhead sea turtles. This year’s El Niño conditions, warmer than normal waters, attract the endangered loggerhead sea turtles to the nutrient-rich waters where the deadly fishery operates.