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.

Read the appeal from the Workers Unions in Palestine

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BREAKING NEWS: We're suing @LondonBreed, @SFPD & the City of SF for their efforts to criminalize homelessness through an array of brutal policing practices that violate the constitutional rights of unhoused San Franciscans.

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Join us for “DREAM Beyond Bars and Borders,” on Thurs, Oct 6th, 2:30pm at Oscar Grant Plaza.

Hosted by @CURYJ and @mujrsunidas, as part of the @ggjalliance's 8th Membership Assembly. More info at: http://fb.me/e/27WPAVShB

#GGJIntoFormation #DreamBeyond

Eid approved for a 23-24 calendar by a majority of @SFUnified Commissioners on 8/9 came up AGAIN at yday's BOE meeting.

Ppl will give you a 1,000 reasons why, but the main driver behind the backlash has been anti-Muslim bias.

It's been ugly. 🧵

https://sfstandard.com/education/legal-threat-averted-sf-schools-pause-plans-to-call-off-class-for-muslim-holidays/

"This is a grassroots-led effort from the Muslim community. I encourage you to prioritize the psychological safety of Muslim families by not caving into islamophobic backlash" - From a youth case manager in San Francisco demanding the BOE to support Eid #SFEid #SFEidResolution

Lisa, a former SFUSD employee “Muslim students within SFUSD, deserve to have Eid off and honored as a religious holiday… I urge the board to stand by their principle of being anti-racist” #SFEid #SFEidResolution

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