BLOCK THE BOAT #BDS

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BLOCK THE BOAT VICTORY IN OAKLAND!

TEXT YOUR NAME TO 181-BLOCKZIM (1-812-562-5946) TO RECEIVE IMPORTANT UPDATES AND CALLS TO ACTION. FOLLOW @AROCBayArea ON TWITTER.

BACKGROUND

In 2014, the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) led #BlocktheBoat, the longest blockade of Israeli ZIM ships in history. ZIM is apartheid Israel’s largest and oldest cargo shipping company. This action was successful because of the leadership of Palestinian organizers, and the powerful solidarity from International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10 port workers. ZIM ships have not returned to Oakland since.

Today, as apartheid Israel has once again waged immense violence and destruction on the Palestinian population that has prompted unprecedented worldwide resistance and solidarity, we have learned that ZIM-operated ships are attempting to return to Oakland this month for the first time since 2014.

We are calling on communities across the Bay Area to be ready to mobilize to the Port of Oakland to #BlockTheBoat again, and communities across the world to join in solidarity by building relationships with your local unions, raising awareness about Block the Boat, and amplifying the call for BDS and worker solidarity from the Palestinian workers in Gaza.. We will again send the message that racism, and apartheid-profiteering will not be welcome anywhere.

TEXT YOUR NAME TO 181-BLOCKZIM (1-812-562-5946) TO RECEIVE IMPORTANT UPDATES AND CALLS TO ACTION. FOLLOW @AROCBayArea ON TWITTER.

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Join the @swopista report-back from #COP26 now with GGJ members and leaders from @AROCBayArea @mccaguam @IENearth @VetsAboutFace @CJAOurPower. #ItTakesRoots' delegation brought the voices and demands from the frontlines of #ClimateCrisis to COP. Watch now: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=938754880365446 https://twitter.com/La_AlejandriaL/status/1463267688353091586

Alejandría Lyons@La_AlejandriaL

Listen to a #COP26 recap hosted by @swopista, with guest organizers from @ItTakesRoots. We will talk about our experience in Glasgow and discuss the work forward moving in the States as we combat false solutions. Register at: http://bit.ly/Swop26

TODAY! Report back of the ITR #COP26 delegation w/ @La_AlejandriaL of @SWOPista, Ramon of @GGJAlliance, Shantell of @CJAOurPower, Sharif of @AROCBayArea, Thomas Joseph of @IENearth, and Sheila of @MCCAGuam.
Tune in at 4:30 MST/3:30 PST/6:30EST

Register: http://bit.ly/Swop26

Visits by politicians and parliamentarians to Israel that are organized by Israel lobby groups, including AIPAC and J Street in the U.S., cross our nonviolent Palestinian BDS picket line and harm our struggle for freedom, justice and equality.

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