August 17, 2014
On August 17th, 2014 Palestine was once again victorious in Oakland, California!
For the second day in a row the Bay Area community held off the Israeli Zim ship from unloading at the Port. Thousands of people rallied on Saturday and successfully kept the ship at Bay on its regular scheduled day. Today we got word that the ship had arrived and workers were being called to unload it. Within 30 minutes we mobilized over 400 people back to the Port. And we won!
Workers honored our picket and stood on the side of justice, as they historically have. Oakland said no to Zionism and blocked the boat for an entire weekend. This is the first time in history that this has happened. Israeli apartheid is falling one port at a time!
Palestine will be free from the river to the sea. Long live international solidarity and the struggle for liberation!
August 16, 2014
Let the world register that on 16, August 2014, five thousand people in Oakland prevented the apartheid Zim liner for the second time from docking and unloading anywhere on the West Coast.
The Zim Pireaus arrived in Northern California by afternoon yesterday. It could have docked by early Saturday morning. We held the Zim off in place due to our readiness and mobilization at 5 AM. We showed up again at 3 PM to stop the scheduled work crews from unloading the ship. Our actions today have sent a clear message that genocide and apartheid does not pay in Oakland, or anywhere on the West Coast.
Our action along with the 100’s of 1000’s of people who mobilized worldwide in solidarity with the resilient Palestinian people should send a clear and resounding message that the beginning of the end for the Zionist apartheid regime in Palestine is upon us.
As South African apartheid fell, Zionist rule in Palestine and Israeli apartheid will fall.