#BlockTheBoat Inspired #StopZIMOak Action Targets Zim Ship on 9/27 in Oakland

End the Siege of Gaza! Picket the Zim Shanghai

September 27!

 

ZIM SHANGHAI

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Israel and Hamas agreed to a set of conditions for a ceasefire on August 26th, after Israel had killed more than 2,100 Palestinians in Gaza – the majority civilians, more than a quarter of them children – and destroyed much of Gaza’s infrastructure, housing, hospitals and schools.

Israel claims it does not “occupy” Gaza, however it has complete control of Gaza’s land crossings, seacoast and air space and severely restricts the movement of people and the amount of food, medical supplies, and construction materials.

In 1984, in protest against South African Apartheid, the Bay Area longshore workers union, ILWU Local 10, went on strike for 11 days against the Nedlloyd Kimberly, a ship carrying South African cargo. In 2010, in response to the deadly Israeli attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Local 10 honored a picket by 1,200 community and labor activists of an Israeli-owned ZIM ship, refusing to unload the ship for 24 hours. And in August 2014, in a historic victory, community and labor activists blocked the Zim Piraeus from loading and completely unloading for five days, until it left the Bay.

We ask the ILWU to carry on its long historical tradition of opposing injustice and honoring community picket lines. Let’s keep the pressure on and continue this tradition of labor blockades against imperialist war and genocide.

Please come to a sustained community and labor activist picket beginning on September 27th to stop the Zim Shanghai from loading or unloading any cargo, from when it arrives in Oakland until it leaves. This will also send a message to stevedoring companies such as SSA who are pushing for concessions right now against longshore workers who are working without a contract.

Picket Lines Mean Don’t Cross!

An Injury to One is an Injury to All!

Solidarity with the People of Palestine!

Stop ZIM Action Committee

Action Council Events — September 16 to October 4

Websites:

OccupySF Action Council: http://occupyactionsf.org

OccupySF: http://occupysf.org 

ACTION ALERT for Tuesday, September 16 

National Call-In Day

Call your Senators and Representatives TODAY before they support another endless war in the Middle East!

As early as today, Congress is going to vote on a controversial plan to send arms to Syrian rebels

Toll-free number: 1-855-68 NO WAR (1-855-686-6927).

Let them know:

* You are opposed to providing arms to Syrian rebels.

* You are opposed to US military intervention in Iraq and Syria

* You favor diplomacy and humanitarian aid as the only realistic approach to the threat of ISIS.

Ask for an explanation of where your member of Congress stands on the President’s plan “to destroy ISIS” through military means.

In the past six weeks, America has flown nearly 3,000 missions, deployed more than 1,500 troops, and launched more than 150 airstrikes in Iraq. Just last week, the President announced that our latest war in the Middle East will be ramping up, with increased airstrikes in Iraq and soon also in Syria. 

 U.S. airstrikes will not solve the problems we face in Iraq and Syria. Over the past 13 years, we have seen how the unintended consequences of military action can spiral out of control. U.S. bombs, and the civilian deaths they cause, often serve as recruitment tools for groups like ISIS. American supplied weapons have already fallen into the hands of violent extremists.

Info from Win Without War & Other organizations (toll-free number provided by Friends Committee on National Legislation)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, September 16

S 16, Tuesday, 9:00 am. Dattani Court House Action – Rally (hearing at 9:30am)

Court
400 McAllister St.
SF

Friends, a reminder, tomorrow is our Dattani courthouse action. We are going to be holding a rally, and talking to the press about the case. Start time is 9:00am, with 9:30am being the hearing. The court at 400 McAllister. In the meantime, it would be great if we flooded Dattani phones, or e-mail/fax, in order to keep him on his toes.

Office Phone: 415-546-1238
Cell Phone: 415-742-0888
Fax: 415-546-1421
Email info@dattani.net

Info: Eviction Free San Francisco - https://www.facebook.com/EvictionFreeSummer?fref=nf

S 16, Tuesday, 10:00 am – CPMC’s (California Pacific Medical Center) Discriminatory Firing of RN Union Leader – Press Conference

CPMC Campus
Webster & Clay Streets
SF

The California Nurses Association’s decade-long fight against California Pacific Medical Center’s restructuring of SF healthcare has been a major and decisive force in keeping St. Luke’s Hospital open.  The CNA is also fighting CPMC to keep Skilled Nursing Facility beds in San Francisco for our seniors and people with disabilities.  Please come and support them.

Info: SF Gray Panthers

Wednesday, September 17

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“Huge Climate Rally This Sunday in Oakland” from 350.org via Andy Gillis

Oakland demo
The biggest climate mobilization in history is just ten days away. On September 21st in New York City, tens of thousands of people will flood the streets to demand the better future we all know we need.
But not everyone can make the trip to New York. We get it — it’s a long way to go. So folks in cities across the world are coming together to march in solidarity with our friends in NYC — from Delhi to Rio to London.
If you can’t make it to New York on the 21st, you can still be part of the People’s Climate Mobilization. Here’s what’s happening near you:
WHAT: Northern California People’s Climate Rally
WHEN: Sunday, September 21, 2:00 PM
WHERE: Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Oakland, CA
As Chris Hayes says in the recent documentary Disruption, “There is no replacement, in the digital age, for human bodies standing as one, hearts beating as one, voices raised as one, making a political demand.”
Next weekend, we’re standing as one to demand climate action. Be part of it.
Can’t wait,
Anna & the team at 350.org
P.S. It’s not too late to get to New York — and no, you don’t have to fly. There are still a few seats left on the People’s Climate Train! How about a four day train adventure crossing some of the most spectacular terrain in the country? How about traveling with other dedicated climate activists and topping it all off with the People’s Climate March?Hurry and get your tickets for the People’s Climate Train today.

A Note from Occu-warrior David Halenda

David Halenda
David Halenda at far left
Hay folks, the time is at hand regarding my squatting case. I need your help! If you could just write a quick note of support that would be very helpful. Mainly they want to be reassured that I have connections with the community, and won’t ‘abscond’, or f%$k off my bail and hit the road to ol’ Mexico. This means that I don’t have to sit in jail for another frign month while they dither and dather over whether its a crime for someone to LIVE IN AN ABANDONED HOME.
If you could address it to ‘You Honor’ and mail it to me (at dskiko@yahoo.com) that’d be great. No more than a couple sentences are necessary.  If you would like more details on this absurd case, let me know. Much thanks all, see you at OccupyForum !
–David Halenda