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Israeli Ship Blockaded at Oakland Port For Two Days


Photo by Bay Area Intifada Photo by Bay Area Intifada

At a couple hours notice on Sunday, hundreds of people in the Bay Area mobilized at the Port of Oakland to blockade the unloading of the Israeli ZIM ship.  Watch this video of AROC’s Lara Kiswani announcing the boat had not been unloaded, for a second day. A large number of longshore workers were supportive in the days’ efforts.

On Saturday, thousands of people had forced the ship to circle doughnuts in the ocean after flooding the port with shouts of “Ferguson to Palestine,” “Viva Viva Palestina,” and “Udhrub Udhrub Tel Aviv.” Organizers had called for protesters to show up for the early morning shift, but when the ship delayed, the word quickly spread to shut down the port for the afternoon shift. Read a recap of both days here on Arab Resource Organizing Center’s site.

Photos from the two-day blockade

According to one organizer, there…

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