29th September 2014.
To the Members and Officers,
International Longshore & Warehouse Union,
ILWU Local 10,
400 North Point Street,
San Francisco, CA 94133.
Letter by Email.
Re: Message of Solidarity.
The Liverpool Dockworkers both past and present salute the actions of Local 10 and the Oakland Community Picket, taken against the Israeli government controlled Zim Line vessels. Furthermore their magnificent actions strike a blow against the Israel apartheid regime for their continued massacre and destruction of Gaza.
For far too long people in power have turned a blind eye to the Israeli slaughter of innocent Palestinian men, women and children, now we are seeing the labour and trade union movement in Oakland fighting back, and their actions must be supported by port and dockworkers the world over.
If we can be of any immediate help in terms of publicity or campaigning please let me know.
TERRY TEAGUE. (DOCKS, WATERWAYS & FERRIES OFFICER.)
Tuesday, September 30
S 30, Tuesday, 1:00pm – We Need Tenant Protections-Tell It To The Oakland Council
Oakland City Hall
Frank Ogawa Plaza
Come out Tuesday, September 30 at 1pm to Oakland City Hall for a rally followed by the hearing that starts at 2pm! We want to get 50 people to fill out speakers cards in advance to show community support. Let us know you will be there! go to www.cjjc.org for more info. Why? because #housingisahumanright
Host: Causa Justa Just Cause
S 30, Tuesday, 5:00pm – Emergency Demo – HANDS OFF PRESIDENT ARISTIDE & THE LAVALAS MOVEMENT
Market & Montgomery Sts
On Saturday morning, masked Haitian police surrounded former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s house, as Haitian radio stations broadcast news that he would be immediately arrested. Hundreds of people rallied in front of the house, vowing to stay to prevent his arrest.
This is the Haitian Government’s response to the Lavalas movement’s call for demonstrations on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the September 30th, 1991 coup against President Aristide.
On Septermber 12th the Haitian government removed the security detail that has been guarding former President Aristide and his family since his return to Haiti in 2011. This came a day after a judge ordered President Aristide, Haiti’s firs democratically elected president to be place under “house arrest”.
PLEASE CALL THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT’S HAITI DESK.
The United States has been a key supporter of the Haitian government of Michel Martelly. Let them know – given their influence on the Martelly government – that we hold them accountable for the safety and welfare of President Aristide and his family. That we demand an end to this harassment and repression of President Aristide & the Lavalas movement
Haiti Special Coordinator Thomas Adams
United States Dept. of State – (202) 647-9510
Pamela White, Ambassador of the United States in Haiti
Embassy of the United States
Fax: 011 -509-2229-8028
Initiated by Haiti Action Committee
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