Zionist Zim Delaying Arrival to Oakland Port – Picket Now on Sun 10/26 at 3:00pm

revolution-news.comAnti-apartheid activists (@14fp) in the Bay Area have been monitoring the traffic of Israel’s Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. as their ship, Zim Beijing, is scheduled to arrive in the Port of Oakland on Sat., Oct. 25.

As with previous #BlockTheBoat demonstrations, Zim is employing a delay tactic in order to avoid the overwhelming community pickets that have successfully turned away Zim’s ship last month and prevented most of the unloading of another ship in Sept. during an historic four day blockade.

Currently, Zim Beijing is still way out at sea, behind schedule, not expected to reach the Port of Oakland before Monday and may not even try to berth at all :) The #BlockTheBoat community picket and demonstration of solidarity has been postponed and rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 26 at 3:00pm at West Oakland BART. Text “join” to (510) 346-5951 to receive official updates.

Action Council Events — October 24 to October 29

Occupy SF


Next Meeting

Sunday, October 26, 2014

2:00pm – 4:00pm 

UNITE / HERE (Local 2)

215 Golden Gate Ave

(Nr. Civic Center BART)

San Francisco


OccupySF Action Council: http://occupyactionsf.org

OccupySF: http://occupysf.org


Friday, October 24 

O 24, Friday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Living Wage Pop-up Gallery

2940 – 16th Street, Suite 301

Featuring artist, Carina Lomeli, musician Francisco Herrera and novelist Francesca Rosa and works by other artist

Benefits the Fight for $15, Prop J Minimum Wage Increase and the Campaign for Community Jobs.

Info: www.livingwage-sf.org  / Tel. 415-863-1225

Saturday, October 25th

O 25, Saturday, 5:00 am – Block The Boat for Palestine!  (Endorsed by OccupySF Action Council)

Meet at West Oakland BART march to Port of Oakland to Berth 57
1451 – 7th Street

Carpool from SF: Carpools from SF to West Oakland BART

Meet at ANSWER Coalition Office, 2969 Mission St., SF
Carpools leave at 4:15am, Doors open at 3:30am
Coffee and doughnuts will be available
Call or email to reserve your spot, 415-821-6545 or answer@answersf.org.

SF Peninsula rides: Jeffrey is offering rides to West Oakland BART from the peninsula (around San Bruno) Call / email by Friday a.m.650-225-9717  / jgshurt69@aol.com

Block the Boat – End Israeli Apartheid!

Why Block Zim at the Ports? ZIM shipping line transported weapons and European settlers from as far back as 1948, playing a central role in the creation of the state of Israel and ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Now it’s responsible for shipping Israeli ammunition used on poor, black and brown communities all across the US. One-third owned by the Israeli government, Zim fuels a significant portion of Israel’s economy. Challenging Zim cuts a lifeline of Israeli colonialism and exposes the strength of US-Israeli ties.

IMPORTANT: Those planning to participate must subscribe to text-alerts in order to receive updates about the 10/25 Block the Boat. Text “join” to (510) 346-5951.

FB Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1447374682195857/

NOTE:  Stop Zim Action Committee, the group that organized the successful September 27 picket that sent the ZIM Shanghai out to sea in one day without a container unloaded, will be supporting this October picket, and will help to sustain the picket multiple days, if needed, if the ZIM ship remains in our Oakland port beyond October 25.

Please join this very powerful campaign that is putting enormous economic strain on the Israeli Zim shipping line and ultimately huge pressure on Israel, expressing global intolerance of the occupation and criminal violations against the people of Palestine.

Another victory:  LA activists had a very successful ZIM ship blockade last weekend, delaying unloading for 2 full days.

Your presence is needed, whenever possible.  Please join this weekend’s Oakland Port action!

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