Saturday, August 16, 2014

Black the Boat--3pm West Oakland BART, Saturday, August 16

Change to 3 pm
Although this isn't great for the people who got up at the crack of dawn to get to Oakland by 5 am, it does mean that more of you who could NOT have been there at that time have a chance to also make your presence felt. Tell your friends and anyone you know who cares about the  slaughter in Gaza and wants to let the world know that not all Americans approve of Washington spending our money and giving our votes to support Israel.

Urgent Time Change: Block The Boat For Gaza - Update For This Saturday's Event

Our Organizing Is Working! The Zim Ship Is Delaying It's Scheduled Unloading. The Ship Won't Be Unloaded in the Morning. So We Now Ask You to Come to West Oakland BART at 3pm Tomorrow (8/16), Not 5am as previously announced.
Bring more people! Come louder and stronger and let's stop Israel at the Port of Oakland! Zionism isn't welcome in our town!
 There's going to be a beautiful, massive and powerful Boat Blockade on Saturday, August 16 to block the Israeli Zim ship from unloading in Oakland! It's a huge coalition led by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (see bottom for endorsers). Meet at 3pm at the West Oakland BART  We are marching and carpooling to the Port of Oakland to show up for Palestine and stand down Israeli apartheid!
 ---  the International Action Center
Facebook event link:
Here's some logistical information. Also, we need your support to make this happen, not only by showing up to make your voice heard but also by helping to ensure that all folks are able to get to the Port.
For updates on the day's events, please sign up for our text message system we are using: text the word "join" to (510) 346-5951 to receive updates.
Please consider making a donation to Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), which will help cover the numerous costs of this event, all of which goes directly to AROC to continue building movements for justice in Palestine.
Transportation and Carpools
If you can provide transportation support, PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM to let us know, and we will follow up with you to confirm. If you'd like to email us instead of filling out the online form, that works too! 
  • Do you have a bike cart for transporting stuff around the Port?
  • Would you like to help as a bike messenger or runner during the event?
  • Do you have a car, van or wheelchair-accessible vehicle you can use to drive people to the Port at 5am from West Oakland BART?
  • Are you able to pick up people from other locations, i.e. homes, and drive them to West Oakland BART starting at 4:45am?
If you cannot arrange transportation to West Oakland BART, please let us know and we can help you find a ride. 
Looking for a bus from outside Oakland to get you there? Early morning AC Transit Night Owl Bus
We are also looking for greeters who can help greet people at West Oakland BART between 5am-6am, as well as make sure that people find rides to the Port. We will be gathering at the Blue "Dancing Lights" on 7th St. and Center St. right outside of the main entrance to West Oakland BART at 5am.
Food and water
Please bring your own food and water to the event if you are able. If you can contribute larger portions of food or have large containers for water, please contact us.
Email Josh at jhcadji at if you can offer a ride, have donations or have any questions.
Endorsed by:
All African People’s Revolutionary Party (AAPRP)
American Friends Service Committee
American Muslims for Palestine
ANSWER Coalition
Arab Youth Organizing (AYO)
AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center
ASATA: Alliance of South Asians Taking Action
Bay Area CodePink
Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee
Black Organizing Leadership and Dignity (BOLD)
Catalyst Project
CodePink Washington
Communist Party of San Francisco
Critical Resistance – LA
Critical Resistance – Oakland
Descoloniza a Oakland/Decolonize Oakland
Free Palestine Movement
Freedom Archives
Friends of Deir Ibzi’a
Fuerza Mundial/Pueblos en Movimiento
General Union of Palestine Students – SFSU
Global Women’s Strike
Gray Panthers of San Francisco
Green Party of Alameda County
Haiti Action Committee
International Action Center
International Jewish Anti Zionist Network
International Socialist Organization
International Tribunal of Conscience for Camilo
ISM-Nor Cal
IWW Bay Area Branch
Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
Justice for Palestinians
La Voz de l@s trabajadores /Worker’s Voice
Labor for Palestine
Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Marcha Patriotica (Colombia) – California chapter
Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA)
Movement Generation
National Lawyers Guild SFBA Chapter
Noam Chomsky
NorCal Friends of Sabeel
OccupySF Action Council
ONYX Organizing Committee
Palestinian Youth Movement
Queers Undermining Israeli Terror
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
San Francisco Green Party
Socialist Organizer
SOUL: School of Unity and Liberation
Stanford Students for Justice in Palestine
Students for Justice in Palestine – Cal
Totally Radical Muslims
Transport Workers Solidarity Committee
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott
US Palestinian Community Network
World Can’t Wait Bay Area
Workers World Party
Xicana Moratorium

From Seattle to Oakland to Los Angeles – 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.


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