Oakland protest blocks unloading of Israeli cargo ship

Oakland protest blocks unloading of Israeli cargo ship


‘Activists protesting Israel’s military action in the Gaza Strip converged on the Port of Oakland on Sunday afternoon in an effort to block the unloading of an Israeli cargo ship, the second such action in two days.
The activists formed pickets at several Port gates to prevent workers from unloading the Piraeus, a vessel from Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Israel’s largest shipping firm. The ship docked at 5 p.m. at the port’s Oakland International Container Terminal, and protesters communicating via Twitter said port employees were honoring their picket lines.
“It’s my understanding that labor did not report to work for the 7 p.m. shift at the Oakland International Terminal,” port spokeswoman Marilyn Sandifur said Sunday evening. “All other port operations are unaffected.”‘
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UPDATE

Update: Block the Ship……please distribute widely!
HISTORIC VICTORY! Leaving Oakland port headed to LA!
From Peter Turner:
“Zim Piraeus underway 1508, ETA Los Angeles Aug 19 / confirmed……was clearing the estuary at 4:00pm.”
We did it!!….4 days of blockade and not a single container unloaded!
“Let the ship stay at sea. Until Palestine is free.” (FPM)
More details soon….but no need to go to Oakland Port, unless you want to thank the awesome ILWU!!…..which would be deserving!
Let’s all have a celebration party soon!
Toby
Bay Area CodePink
NOW WE NEED A PROTEST AT LOS ANGELES HARBOR!

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