8-21-14 5:30PM: Zim Piraeus is underway for Russia. Temporary lull in blockade. Celebrate the historic victory! Another Zim ship expected on Saturday. Stay tuned.
8-20-14 3:30PM: Solidarity with #Ferguson March and #BlockTheBoat Afterparty/ continuation of Blockade! http://pastebin.com/1R43yWf8 announced with more calls for people to hold up picket lines at Berth 22 at 6:30PM & 10:30PM. Stop State Sponsored Oppression.
8-20-14 1:00PM: Zim ship only unloaded 2% of it’s cargo and is anchored in the SF Bay with destination still being Oakland. More people needed to hold up picket lines at three entrances to Bert 22 at 6:30PM for shift change and 10:30PM for lunch breaks then, again, at 6:30AM tomorrow. Food and drinks gratefully appreciated.
8-19-14 9:11PM: Ports America, inc. reportedly brought in crew from other berth while scheduled crew honored the picket line. More people needed for three gates starting at 10:30PM-11:00PM for crew’s lunch break and 6:300AM for morning shift at Berth 22. Ship reportedly has DAYS worth of unloading to do. This isn’t over yet not by a longshore.
8-19-14 9:00PM: Zim ship confirmed to be moored at Berth 22-26. Longshoremen reportedly have not crossed the picket line at this time. Still need people, food and drinks.
8-19-14 7:00PM: CONFIRMED Zim boat is RETURNING to Oakland Port and expected to arrive at Berth 22-26! We can’t let them outmaneuver us.
8-19-14 5:00PM: Zim ship has passed the Golden Gate Bridge on it’s way to LA to attempt to unload. URGENT call to LA activists to set up picket line at LA Port.
8-19-14 3:45PM: Unconfirmed reports that ship is heading to Berth 22 in Oakland. Some are heading to Berth 22 to prepare…we will know for sure within an hour or so.
8-19-14 3:30PM: CONFIRMED Zim Piraeus is underway and heading to Los Angeles. Mobilizing to LA ASAP! Stay tuned, we’re making history!
8-19-14 2:45PM: Unconfirmed reports that Zim boat has untied and preparing to leave port WITHOUT unloading cargo. More calls to hold up picket line at 6:300PM Oakland Port Berth 57-59.
8-19-14 6:45AM: Morning Victory Declared as ILWU continue to honor the #BlockTheBoat picket line as Zim boat is blockaded for over 72 hours and counting. More autonomous calls to hold up the picket line at 6:30PM while organizers from Arab Resource and Organizing Center begin planning for the Sept. Oakland convention, Urban Shield, featuring numerous Israeli companies. Keep up the historic work – we are making change!
8-18-14 9:17PM: Victory declared for evening demonstration. Longshoremen workers ordered home and still getting paid! “Organizers are neither calling for, nor advising against, autonomous actions here tomorrow at 5:30 AM.” More autonomous calls to hold up picketline at 5:30AM and 5:30PM tomorrow (shifts start at 6:30AM/PM. Bring food, blankets & beverages (hot cocoa) if you can.
8-18-14 7:30PM: Overwhelming number of reports that ILWU workers are yet again honoring the #BlockTheBoat picketline and refusing to cross it. More calls to picket again at 5:30AM.
8-18-14 PM: People meeting at Oakland Port Berth 57 at 5:00PM and #ILWU parking lot by SSA 1717 Middle Harbor Rd. to setup picketline. Tomorrow’s shift said to begin at 5:30AM.
8-18-14 5AM: Small group of picketers were able to successfully block the morning shift from unloading the Zim boat. Calling for more people, food and water for the 5:30PM shift.
8-18-14 12AM: Reports of people meeting at 5AM at West Oakland BART.
8-17-14 9PM: Another Victory against oppression! With solidarity actions around the country, the outstanding quality of the ILWU workers was once again on display tonight as they honored the #BlockTheBoat picketline and refused to unload the Zim boat. The workers reportedly will enjoy a paid evening off and plans to be there in the AM are underway. Stay tuned. #BlockTheBoat
8-17-14 6:??PM: Block the boat update: The ship’s coming in at 6:30pm tonight (August 17) and the ILWU has requested our presence and said that they will not cross a picket. Spread the word: get there as soon as you can. If you can drive, park at middle harbor shoreline park, we’ll shuttle people from there and from Bart. –Adrienne Fong
8-17-14 AM: After successfully delaying the Israeli Zim Piraeus cargo ship from docking at the Oakland Port on Saturday, the boat is now underway heading toward it’s destination.
People are meeting at West Oakland BART and Berth 57!
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