BLOCK THE BOAT #BDS

END ISRAELI APARTHEID

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.

Read the appeal from the Workers Unions in Palestine

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With BDS victories on the rise, I spoke to @AROCBayArea organizers behind the #BlockTheBoat movement that prevented an Israeli cargo ship from docking in Oakland about what winning looks like https://soundcloud.com/empire-files/blocktheboat

Just no. This colonial court never represented a fair arbitration. The proceedings which denied translation from Hebrew & then asked #Palestinians to pay rent to Zionist settlers for “forseeable future” (arbitrary time in legalese) proved it. #SheikhJarrah https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-58024060

Just as our siblings in #SouthAfrica have consistently risen up in solidarity with #Palestine and all struggles of oppressed people globally, we join in calling for #internationalsolidarity with the current struggles of the South African people. https://blocktheboat.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Intl-Solidarity-with-the-People-of-South-Africa-July-31-2021-.pdf

"Knowledge is highly regulated. In order to maintain an inequitable society like ours, an American capitalist system where 5 people have the same amount of wealth as 3.5billion people on the planet, they have to ban anti-racist teaching. That's what's at stake"-Jesse Hagopian

"The story begins and ends with solidarity, thats what birthed Eths and thats what this campaign to defend Eths is built on...The solidarity we built will outlast any policy, & will shape whats possible for the future of our communities"-AROC Director, Lara Kiswani #FMFP2021

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