Victory At Port Of Oakland SSA Picket Of Zim Shanghai-Rally & March Continuing At 4:30 PM West Oakland BART

Victory At Port Of Oakland SSA Picket Of Zim Shanghai-Rally & March Continuing At 4:30 PM West Oakland BART

The blockade of the Zim Shanghai continues tonight, after all but one ILWU longshore worker refused to take the job at morning dispatch.

Gather at W. Oakland BART by 4:30pm tonight to march and/or carpool to the port, or come directly to the SSA Terminal, Berth 57, at the Port of Oakland by 5pm.

Please continue to check text messages, Twitter and Facebook for alerts and updates.

Text: “Join” to 88202 for alerts on ship location and picket status
Twitter: @StopZIMOak
Facebook: facebook.com/events/545270232240123/
Inquiries: stopzimoak@gmail.com / (415) 282-1908

To track the Zim Shanghai: http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/477634600
Port of Oakland map: http://www.portofoakland.com/pdf/maritime/mari_map.pdf

End the Siege of Gaza!
Picket the Zim Shanghai Starting
September 27 at the Port of Oakland!

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 – mostly civilians, more than a quarter children – and destroyed much of Gaza’s infrastructure, housing, hospitals, schools and water supply.

Israel claims it does not “occupy” Gaza, yet it has complete control of Gaza’s land crossings, seacoast and air space. Israel severely restricts Palestinians’ movement and their access to food, medical supplies, and construction materials.

In 1984, protesting against South African Apartheid, the Bay Area longshore workers union, ILWU Local 10, went on strike for 11 days against the Nedlloyd Kimberley, a ship carrying South African cargo.

In 2010, responding to the deadly Israeli attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Local 10 honored a picket of an Israeli-owned ZIM ship by 1,200 community and labor activists, refusing to unload the ship for 24 hours. In August 2014, Palestinian, community and labor activists, in an historic victory, blocked the Zim Piraeus for five days and forced it to leave the Bay with most of its cargo still on board.

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 oppression.

Please come to a sustained community and labor activist picket beginning on September 27th to stop the Zim Shanghai from unloading or loading any cargo – from when it arrives in Oakland until it leaves. This will also send a message to stevedoring companies such as Stevedore Services of America (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 Palestinian people!

Stop ZIM Action Committee

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Endorsed by:

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition USA
BDS National Committee (Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee)
BDS Marin
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists – Social Justice Committee
Block the Boat, Tampa
Block the Boat, Vancouver
Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights (BCPR)
Coalition of Lebanese Civil Societies
CodePink, Golden Gate Chapter
CodePink, SF Chapter
East Bay Veterans for Peace
14 Friends of Palestine – Marin
Free Gaza Movement
Free Palestine Movement
Global Campaign for the Return to Palestine
Global March to Jerusalem
International Bolshevik Tendency
ISM – NorCal
Justice for Palestinians (San Jose)
Keep Hope Alive
Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace (LMNOP)
MECA (Middle Eastern Children’s Alliance)
NorCal Friends of Sabeel
North Coast Coalition for Palestine
Muslim American Society
Palestinian Association (Hamilton, Ontario)
Palestine Solidarity Committee/ISM, Seattle
Palestinian Solidarity Committee Stuttgart, Germany
Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore
Peace and Freedom Party
Socialist Organizer
St. Francis of Assisi Pax Christi, Derwood, MD
Transport Workers Solidarity Committee
United Public Workers for Action
Voices for Palestine
Voices for Peace in the Middle East, Bellingham
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs