Boycott Israeli Ships and Goods!
Lift the Blockade NOW – Let Gaza Live!
Bring Down Israel's Apartheid Wall!
When: Sunday, June 20 at 5:30am(morning)
Where: Port of Oakland, Berth 57, Middle Harbor Road, Oakland
What: Protest Israel’s Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla!
Contact: San Francisco Peace and Freedom Party, 415-637-3787
Unions, labor federations and other organizations around the world have condemned Israel's deadly attack against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla on May 31, 2010. Nine people were killed and dozens seriously injured in the Israeli commando attack in international waters on ships attempting to bring humanitarian cargo to the suffering and blockaded people of Gaza. Six people aboard the ships are still missing and presumed dead.
The Israeli attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla was a blatant act of piracy on the high seas. No Israeli ship should now be allowed to carry on trading activity any where in the world without facing picket lines, protests and embargo. Dock workers in several countries including South Africa, Norway, Sweden and Malaysia have declared that they will refuse to handle Israeli cargo in the coming weeks.
We call on everyone who stands for justice and against occupation and apartheid to join the June 20 picket at the Port of Oakland. This is a moment of great opportunity. In San Francisco in 1984, a picket line and refusal to unload cargo of a ship carrying South African cargo was a key event in mobilizing the anti-apartheid movement worldwide.
Sponsored by: Labor / Community Committee in Solidarity with the People of Palestine:
Arab American Union Members Council
ANSWER- Act Now to Stop War and End Racism
Palestine Youth Network
US Palestine Community Network
Al Awda- Right to Return Coalition
Arab Youth Organization
MECA-Middle East Children’s Alliance
Students for Justice in Palestine
Arab Resource and Organizing Center
International Solidarity Movement
San Jose Peace and Justice Center
International Socialist Organization
San Francisco Peace and Freedom Party
Transport Workers Solidarity Committee
and other labor activists in the Bay Area