Antizionistische Demo in Los Angeles am 23. August 2014

Stop Israel at Los Angeles Port! ~ by @KawtherSalam | #BlockTheBoat Action Alert

 KawtherSalam | Aug 22, 2014

isn’t welcome on our Coast! The world has watched in horror as Israel
has continued to bombard and devastate Gaza. Millions around the globe
have come out in support of the Palestinian people and against the
Zionist regime, holding massive marches, demonstrations, and actions.
Los Angeles has seen weekly demonstrations of thousands since this most
recent Massacre in Gaza began. It’s time to step it up.

Education and outreach Action at the Port of Long Beach
As Israel continues to bomb and blockade Gaza, ships from the
Israeli Zim shipping line are doing profitable business in our city’s
port. We will be at the port reaching out to port workers and urging
them to support the struggle against Israeli apartheid by refusing to
unload future Zim ships that will dock in LA.

We will be holding signs and banners at the entrance to Pier A,
where Zim ships dock when they are in port, as well as passing out
flyers and talking to longshoremen and truckers.

Call to Action

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is calling us to action! Palestinians laborers, Palestinian General
Federation Trade Union (PGFTU), have called on workers around the world
to refuse to handle Israel goods. Palestinians throughout Gaza, the West
Bank and 1948 Palestine have demonstrated their unity in the struggle
against Apartheid Israel and have taken to the streets in the tens of
thousands, bravely facing Israeli military armed with US made weapons to
call on the international community to stand with them as they resist
Zionism throughout all of historic Palestine. We will be answering this
call by organizing an informational picket at the Port of Long Beach,
asking the longshoreman and Port Truckers to honor this request and to
stand with the people of Palestine.

Historical Background

During apartheid in South Africa, ILWU workers made history
when they refused to unload South African cargo in San Francisco in
1984. This action was a major catalyst for international anti-apartheid
solidarity and struggle worldwide. In 2010, after a Turkish flotilla,
the Mavi Marmara, was attacked by Israel for attempting to bring
humanitarian aid to Gaza, Palestinians and allies in the Bay Area
successfully blocked the Israeli Zim ship from being unloaded at the
Port of Oakland — the first time in US history an Israeli ship was
blocked. We will be continuing this legacy by educating Port workers
about the call for solidarity from Palestinian Workers. And just as
apartheid fell in South Africa, so too it will fall in Israel! 

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the Bay area a Coalition lead by the Arab Resource and Organizing
Center and including dozens of other organizations is working to block a
Zim ship again on August 16th. For More information:

Sustained BDS (Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions) in Southern California

If there is one thing that the latest Israeli attacks show, it’s the
power of Palestinian resilience. The resistance in Gaza is still alive
and thriving, despite Israel’s ongoing attempts to destroy it. But we
should always remember that the Palestinian resistance did not begin
with Israel’s latest bombardment, nor did it begin during the last
bombardment. It has been going on since 1948, since Israel came into
existence. And it will not cease until Israeli apartheid falls.

We refuse to allow Israel to conduct its business as usual, here in Los Angeles and everywhere!

Every week, the Israeli owned Zim shipping line docks and unloads its
cargo at the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach. Let this action be the
beginning of a sustained campaign to stop the Israeli ships from ever
unloading in our town.

From Los Angeles to Oakland to Seattle – turn the Israeli ship around!

We encourage all of our allies on the West Coast to join us in ensuring that Zim ships are not welcome anywhere.

Not in Palestine!
Not in Southern California!
Not Anywhere!
Stand Against Zionism Everywhere!

Thanks for your kind comments.

Dr. phil. Milena Rampoldi
ProMosaik e.V.