#BlocktheBoat: Victory Over Israel Ships in Bay Area

11/04/2014 Oakland

Photo credit: Mondoweiss

The impressive Block the Boat organizing as part of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanction) movement declared its latest victory, after Israel's Zim Integrated Shipping Services cancelled its shipments to the Oakland Port, as the AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center reports:

"It is clear that the Zim Beijing diverted course in response to the powerful Block the Boat organizing. In August, Block the Boat organized and inspired a series of historic night and day pickets, which with the support of ILWU workers, prevented the Zim Piraeus from unloading for 4 days, and eventually forced the ship to leave before even a fraction of its cargo could be unloaded. In September, Zim faced another set of pickets that forced the Zim Shanghai to offload in Los Angeles, rather than its intended Oakland destination. The Block the Boat coalition along with the broader Bay Area community has made it clear that we can determine what takes place in our towns."

Check out this video of the actions this past August:

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