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Israeli ZIM Volans Blocked In Oakland As ILWU 10 Members Refuse To Cross Picket Lines

by Labor Video Project
Over 500 community and labor activists rallied and picketed the Israeli ZIM chartered ship the Volans. ILWU members refused to cross the picket lines.
Hundreds of community and labor protesters blocked the Israeli chartered ship Volans at the Port on Oakland on June 4, 2021. The Zim shipping company threatened the ILWU that they would pull out of the Port of Oakland if the picketing stopped their ships.

The pickets arrived at 5:30 AM in the morning and ILWU local 10 and Local 34 members refused to cross the picket lines. ILWU members including ILWU Local 10 president Trent Willis discussed the history of the ILWU and also the racism against the
Palestinians as a well against Black Americans in the US.

The Block The Ship group with Arab Resource Organizing Committee AROC and the Stop Zim Action Committee SZAC both organized to get to the line and keep it up during first day of the ship's arrival. ZIM in the past left the berth and then tried to come back into the port secretly.

In both 2010 and 2014, pickets were held as well against ZIM owned ships and they have not returned to Oakland since those pickets. Zim also recently signed a ten year agreement with Amazon to deliver goods from China to the US and throughout the world.

Additional media

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Production of Labor Video Project
§Picket Line In Front Of Berth 30 At The Port Of Oakland
by Labor Video Project
Part of the picket line of the ZIM chartered ship Volans
§The Theft Of Palestinian Land By Zionists
by Labor Video Project
Some protesters held a banner showing the theft of Palestinian land by the Israeli Zionist government.
§Egyptians and Pakistanis Stand With Palestinians
by Labor Video Project
Two solidarity picketers.
§Right Of Return Supported
by Labor Video Project
The Right Of Return was supported by protesters
§Stop ZIM Banner
by Labor Video Project
A Stop ZIM banner was held up.
§ILWU Local 10 president Trent Willis Spoke About Israel & ZIM
by Labor Video Project
ILWU local 10 president Trent Willis said that ZIM Israeli shipping line had threatened to leave Oakland if the pickets continued
§Criticism Of Israel Is Not Anti-Semitism Says Supporter Of Picket Line
by Labor Video Project
A picketer spoke out about how Zionists use the anti-semitism argument of those opposed to Israeli apartheid
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