POSTPONED TO SUNDAY, OCT. 26, TIME TBD
Block the Boat! End Israeli Apartheid!
ACTION ON SATURDAY HAS BEEN POSTPONED. BE PREPARED TO COME ON SUNDAY. SEE TEXT BELOW FROM THE BLOCK THE BOAT COALITION:
The Zim ship is not arriving Saturday. Our organizing is working! Be prepared to mobilize to the Port of Oakland on Sunday. And be sure to subscribe to the text system for more updates: text 'join' to (510)-346-5951.
END THE SIEGE ON GAZA!
END THE COLONIAL OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE!
RIGHT OF RETURN FOR ALL PALESTINIAN REFUGEES!
FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!
BOYCOTT, DIVEST, SANCTION!
Carpools from SF to West Oakland BART
This summer, we made history at the Port of Oakland when we stopped the Israeli-owned shipping company Zim from unloading its goods for four straight days. The blockade was a catalyst for cities all over the U.S. and across the globe in the ever growing BDS movement to resist Zionism and end Israeli apartheid.
The military assault on Gaza which killed more than 2,200 Palestinians and left more than 100,000 homeless has halted, thanks to the Palestinian resistance, but our struggle is not over. With the full support of the U.S. government, Israel continues to carry out its brutal occupation, confiscate more land and build more settlements, imprison thousands of Palestinians, and maintain the siege on Gaza as part of its policy of ethnic cleansing.
The apartheid state of Israel not only impacts Palestinians, but also plays a role in the oppression of communities all across the globe. The Zim shipping line is instrumental in upholding this system of global repression. There are direct ties to training, weapons, and surveillance between Israel's occupation of Palestine and the increasingly militarized occupation of black and brown communities in the United States. And it is now a well known fact that police departments in and around Ferguson, Missouri, have received training from Israel.
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ANSWER Coalition statement on
the U.S. bombing of Syria
Statement by Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition
Issued Sept. 22, 2014
The U.S. bombing of Syria has begun tonight.
This new aggression is loaded with irony. The Pentagon spokesperson says that the bombing is directed against the self-named Islamic State (ISIS) forces that have gained control over large swaths of Syria and Iraq. But it was precisely the arms transfers and funding of ISIS by the U.S.'s principal allies in the region, especially Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, that has allowed the Islamic state to grow strong in its struggle to topple the secular Syrian government led by Bashar Al-Assad.
Let's tell the fundamental truth that the Obama Administration conceals from the people. The so-called Islamic State or ISIS wouldn't exist today as a major force either in Syria or Iraq except for the U.S. military aggression that smashed the secular, nationalist governments in Iraq in 2003 and Libya in 2011 followed by its catastrophic support for the armed opposition against the similarly organized government in Syria.
Read the full statement against the U.S. bombing of Syria by clicking here.