Skip to comments.Protesters at Port of Oakland picket Israeli ship
Posted on 06/20/2010 8:27:42 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
OAKLAND, Calif. Hundreds of protesters condemning Israel's recent raid on an international flotilla bound for Gaza are picketing at the Port of Oakland, where an Israeli ship is due to arrive.
The demonstrators gathered Sunday to prevent the incoming ship from being unloaded. The dock's day shift of longshoremen agreed to not cross the picket line.
Meanwhile Sunday, Israel said it will immediately allow all goods into Gaza except weapons and items deemed to have a military use under its decision to ease its three-year-old blockade of the Palestinian territory.
Israeli officials had decided last week to ease the blockade under intense international pressure after the raid that killed nine pro-Palestinian activists.
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Protesters prevent unloading of Israeli ship
Uninformed and unintelligent idiots! Seems to be the craze these days...
I heard them hyping this picket line on KPFA (Pacifica Radio) yesterday. The lefties were counting on the Longshoremen to back them up.
The unions thought they owned Obama. Obama now owns them.
More of Obama’s buddies, or perhaps they’re surrogates?
Blog Entry - quote:
Oakland, CA: Join the Labor and Community Picket of an Israeli Zim Lines Ship
Sunday, June 20, 5:30am
Sunday, June 20 5:30 am (morning)
Port of Oakland,Berth 57, Middle Harbor Rd. MAP
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!
We call on everyone who stands for justice and against occupation and apartheid to join the June 20 picket at the Port of Oakland. This is a moment of great opportunity. In San Francisco in 1984, a picket line and refusal to unload cargo of a ship carrying South African cargo was a key event in mobilizing the anti-apartheid movement worldwide.
Sponsored by: Labor / Community Committee in Solidarity with the People of Palestine:
Arab American Union Members Council, ANSWER- Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, Palestine Youth Network, US Palestine Community Network, Al Awda- Right to Return Coalition, Arab Youth Organization, MECA-Middle East Children’s Alliance, Students for Justice in Palestine, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, International Solidarity Movement, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, International Socialist Organization, Peace and Freedom Party - SF, Transport Workers Solidarity Committee and many labor activists in the Bay Area (
TERRORISM-INFO.org.il - INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER: "Almost all of the casualties on board the Mavi Marmara were fully identified as members of Turkish Islamist organizations, most of them of a radical and anti-Western nature. About half of those killed had declared their wish to die as martyrs (shaheeds)." (June 20, 2010)
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