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  • March and Rally SUNDAY 3pm!

    All Out for Palestine on Sunday! 

    Our community power is disrupting Israeli business as usual. Our strength is challenging US-Israeli repression.

    The Israeli Zim ship is on the run, but we are closely tracking the ship. And based on our calculations, the Zim Beijing cannot make it this weekend,  but it could change course and arrive this week. Let’s show Zim what they can expect if they try to come back. Let’s show the world that the Bay Area says no to Zionism.

    SUNDAY, October 26th


    Meet at West Oakland Bart and march to Port of Oakland

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    We are calling on all to join us on Sunday and take a stand to stop the US and Israeli relationship, their wars, militarization and repression by disrupting international commerce. Lets make sure Zim knows it will be met with the strength of our sustained movement should it attempt to come this week. As we mobilize at the Port, Block the Boat protests are being planned all over North America with solidarity actions taking place in New York, Long Beach, Tacoma and Vancouver. ALL OUT on Sunday to show our strength and to remind Zim that Israeli business is not welcome on the West coast! Please spread the word.

    Watch the march and rally live:  http://www.kpfa.org/kpfa-live-stream-channel



    What’s Happening?

    This summer, we made history at the Port of Oakland when we stopped the Israeli-owned shipping company Zim from unloading its goods for four straight days. The blockade was a catalyst for cities all over the U.S. and across the globe in the ever-growing BDS movement to resist Zionism and end Israeli apartheid.

    The military assault on Gaza—which killed more than 2,200 Palestinians and left more than 100,000 homeless—has halted, thanks to the Palestinian resistance, but our struggle is not over. With the full support of the U.S. government, Israel continues to carry out its brutal occupation, confiscate more land and build more settlements, imprison thousands of Palestinians, and maintain the siege on Gaza as part of its policy of ethnic cleansing.

    The apartheid state of Israel not only impacts Palestinians, but also plays a role in the oppression of communities all across the globe. The Zim shipping line is instrumental in upholding this system of global repression. There are direct ties—training, weapons, and surveillance—between Israel’s occupation of Palestine and the increasingly militarized occupation of black and brown communities in the United States. And it is now a well-known fact that police departments in and around Ferguson, Missouri, have received training from Israel.

    Why Block Zim at the Ports?

    ZIM shipping line transported weapons and European settlers from as far back as1948, playing a central role in the creation of the state of Israel and ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Now it’s responsible for shipping Israeli ammunition used on poor, black and brown communities all across the US. One-third owned by the Israeli government, Zim fuels a significant portion of Israel’s economy. Challenging Zim cuts a lifeline of Israeli colonialism and exposes the strength of US-Israeli ties.

    Ports have historically been places for workers to assert their power and make social change. During apartheid in South Africa, ILWU workers refused to unload South African cargo in San Francisco in 1984. This action was a major catalyst for international anti-apartheid solidarity that helped topple the apartheid regime of South Africa.

    We built on that legacy at the Port of Oakland in 2010, after a Turkish flotilla, the Mavi Marmara, was attacked by Israel for attempting to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza, by successfully blocking a Zim ship from being unloaded—the first time in US history an Israeli ship was blocked. And recently, we made history again with the 2014 Block the Boat campaign, stopping Zim and Zionism and the port of Oakland for four consecutive days. Just as apartheid fell in South Africa, so too it will fall in Israel!

    Call to Action!

    Israel was defeated by the resistance and resilience of the people of Gaza. We are inspired as they rebuild and continue to affirm life in the aftermath of Israel’s latest bombardment. Palestinian resistance did not begin with Israel’s latest bombardment—it has been going on since 1948, since Israel came into existence. And it will not cease until Israeli apartheid falls. It is now more important than ever to continue to weaken the racist state of Israel and bring down apartheid.

    Palestinians are unified in their call to people around the world to take action against Israel everywhere. Bay Area residents have the opportunity to up the ante and be leaders in the movement for justice in Palestine!

    We salute the longshoreman who stood with the Palestinian people by honoring our Block the Boat picket and refusing to unload Zim in August, and for doing so again during another successful picket in September. We will be asking workers to once again join with us in sending a message to the world that Zionism is not welcome at the Port of Oakland. Join us!

    Join the Movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions!

    From Oakland to Seattle, Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, New Orleans, and Tampa—turn the Israeli ship around!

    Not in Palestine | Not in the Bay | Not Anywhere | Stand Against Zionism Everywhere

    Endorsed by:

    Addameer: Palestinian Prisoner Support and Human Rights Organization
    Advance the Struggle
    Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition USA
    All African People’s Revolutionary Party
    American Muslims for Palestine
    Anakbayan East Bay
    Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)
    Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
    ANSWER Coalition
    BDS collation in Illinois
    BDS collation in Texas
    Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee
    Boycott! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within
    Catalyst Project
    Center for Political Education (CPE)
    The Coalition for Justice in Palestine in Illinois
    The Coalition for Justice in Palestine in Texas
    Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel
    Cognitive Liberty
    Community Futures Collective
    Critical Resistance Oakland
    Critical Resistance Los Angeles
    East Bay Solidarity Network
    Free Palestine Movement
    Freedom Archives
    Freedom Socialist Party
    Friends of Sabeel–North America (FOSNA)
    GABRIELA San Francisco
    Global March to Jerusalem – North America
    Gray Panthers of San Francisco
    General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS)
    Haiti Action Committee
    Helena (Montana) Service for Peace and Justice/SERPAJ
    Interdenominational Advocates for Peace
    International Action Center
    International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
    International Jewish Anti Zionist Network (IJAN)
    International Socialist Organization (ISO)
    Iraq Veterans Against War (IVAW) – Bay Area
    ISM – Northern California
    Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
    Justice for Palestinians
    Labor for Palestine
    Lighthouse Masjid Social Justice Committee
    Marcha Patriotica Colombia – California Chapter
    Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
    Milbes Family Foundation
    New York City Labor Against the War
    NorCal Friends of Sabeel
    Occupy SF Action Council
    Palestinian Boycott,
    Divestment and Sanctions National
    Committee (BNC)
    Palestinian American Youth League
    Palestinian American Council/ National
    Palestinian American Congress /National
    Palestinian Humanitarian Relief Fund/National
    Palestine Poster Project Archives
    Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)
    Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL)
    Palestine Poster Project Archives
    Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)
    Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL)
    The Peace and Freedom Party of Alameda County
    Phat Beets
    Queers Undermining Israeli Terror (QUIT)
    Real Cost of Prisons
    Ruckus Society
    Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
    SF Women in Black
    Students for Justice in Palestine – Cal
    The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
    UAW2865 BDS Caucus
    US Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)
    WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend)
    Workers World Party

    Please email info@araborganizing.org with subject “Endorse Block the Boat” to add your organization.