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Join the Labor and Community Picket of an Israeli Zim Lines Ship
Date Sunday June 20
Time 5:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Location Details
port of Oakland,Berth 57, Middle Harbor Rd.
Event Type Protest
port of Oakland,Berth 57, Middle Harbor Rd. MAP

Protest Israel's Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla!
Boycott Israeli Ships and Goods!
Lift the Blockade NOW - Let Gaza Live!
Bring Down Israel's Apartheid Wall!

We call on everyone who stands for justice and against occupation and apartheid to join the June 20 picket at the Port of Oakland. This is a moment of great opportunity. In San Francisco in 1984, a picket line and refusal to unload cargo of a ship carrying South African cargo was a key event in mobilizing the anti-apartheid movement worldwide.

Sponsored by: Labor / Community Committee in Solidarity with the People of Palestine:
Arab American Union Members Council, ANSWER- Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, Palestine Youth Network, US Palestine Community Network, Al Awda- Right to Return Coalition, Arab Youth Organization, MECA-Middle East Children's Alliance, Students for Justice in Palestine, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, International Solidarity Movement, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, International Socialist Organization, Peace and Freedom Party - SF, Transport Workers Solidarity Committee and many labor activists in the Bay Area (
Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 17th, 2010 9:46 AM

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by Doremus Jessup
Thursday Jun 17th, 2010 1:21 PM
For logistical information call: 415 -821-6545
Legal hotline for the picket: 415-285-1011

For car pooling for Sunday's action, please contact:
Chris Banks
510-282-7032 (c)
christopher.cubillos [at]

Official websites of the action:

People will be gathering at West Oakland BART at 5AM in the parking lot to caravan and carpool to the site. The area may be blocked off to cars so we may have to walk to the berth area, about one mile.

Note that BART does not run at that time on Sundays to you will have to get there some other way: car, bus, bike, etc.

Also, bring your own food and water and sunblock and hat, etc.

There will be live video streaming from the action.
by Noura
Friday Jun 18th, 2010 4:46 PM
Just scoped out the site. There is no public parking ( either in lots or street) within a mile. If you can't carpool, prepare for a brisk walk, or bring your bike.