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|6/17 Oakand Labor/Community Port Picket of an Israeli Ship|
|Date||Friday June 18|
|Time||8:00 AM - 8:00 AM|
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|There will be a picket on Sunday June 20th on 5:30 AM in the morning at the Oakland Port birth 58 there will be a protest picket line against Zim Lines ship that is scheduled to arrive to load and unload cargo. Labor and community activists will be joining the picket line to support the international blockade against Israeli shipping.|
|Organizer/Author||Transport Workers Solidarity Committee|
6/17 Oakand Labor/Community Port Picket of an Israeli Ship
Don’t sleep in, make history!
Join the Labor/Community Picket of an Israeli Ship
Sunday, June 20 5:30 A.M.,
Berth 58, Port of Oakland 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!
Unions, labor federations and other organizations around the world have condemned Israel’s deadly attack against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla on May 31, 2010. Nine people were killed and dozens seriously injured in the Israeli commando attack in international waters on ships attempting to bring humanitarian cargo to the suffering and blockaded people of Gaza. Six people aboard the ships are still missing and presumed dead.
Israel maintains a deadly blockade against 1.5 million people in Gaza, with claims ranging from the control of weapons to achieving demographic superiority in favor of Israel’s occupation. The construction of the apartheid wall in the West Bank aims to create Jewish-only colonies on Palestinian territories. Israel’s foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, rose to prominence calling for the expulsion of the indigenous Palestinian people living in the borders of the Israeli green line.
Israeli Apartheid can fall too !
similar to the Apartheid State of South Africa,
Israel’s best friend
Along with dock workers from Sweden and Norway, calls from Malaysia, and following previous actions from South Africa, we will picket the arrival of Israel’s Zim Lines ship. In San Francisco in 1984, ILWU Local 10 & ILWU Local 34 longshore workers refused to unload a ship carrying South African cargo and this was a key event in mobilizing the anti-apartheid movement worldwide. We will be picketing the Zim ship and asking the ILWU longshore workers not to cross the picket line in solidarity with international action against apartheid Israel and their blockade of Gaza
An Injury to One is an Injury to All
Israeli apartheid must fall!
We call on everyone who stands for justice and against occupation and apartheid to join the June 20 picket at the Port of Oakland.
The Israeli Zim Lines ship is scheduled to dock at Berth 58 on Middle Harbor Rd. in the Port of Oakland, about a mile from the West Oakland BART station. BART does not begin running on Sundays until 6:00 a.m. There is parking available at the BART station and on nearby streets.
Car pooling coordination: 510-282-7032
Details about port action: 415 -821-6545
Updates on the actions:
Legal Hotline: 415-285-1011
Sponsored by Labor/Community Committee In Solidarity With The People Of Palestine