• PGFTU message to San Francisco Bay Area trade unionists

    To our respected sisters, brothers and comrades in the trade unions, labor councils and workers’ organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area Dear Brothers and Sisters, Since the beginning of the workers’ struggles in your country – the United States of America – international solidarity has been a constant part of workers’ organizing and struggle […]

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  • The nation-wide blockade of all goods to and from Israel is under way

    – Tens of containers were put under blockade tonight. By midnight at 00:00 on the 23rd June the Swedish Dock-workers union week-long blockade of goods to and from Israel started. The ongoing nation-wide blockade in Swedish harbors, that is based on the request of the united Palestinian union-movement, is The Swedish Dockworkers Union’s attempt to […]

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  • Boycott! Supports the Dock Workers Union in Sweden

    June 22, 2010 Dear members of the dock workers union in Sweden, We have heard of your decision to initiate a blockade against all Israeli transfers to and from Swedish harbors between the 23rd-29th of June, 2010. As Israeli citizens and residents, we are aware of the message these actions send to the Israeli society. […]

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  • Victory at Oakland port: Israeli ship blocked from unloading

    Sunday, June 20, 2010 By: Gloria La Riva First ever boycott at US port in solidarity with Palestine In a historic and unprecedented action today, over 800 labor and community activists blocked the gates of the Oakland docks in the early morning hours, prompting longshore workers to refuse to cross the picket lines where they […]

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  • Hundreds in Oakland protest Gaza blockade

    Victoria Colliver, David R. Baker, Chronicle Staff Writers Sunday, June 20, 2010 (06-20) 12:35 PDT OAKLAND — Hundreds of demonstrators, condemning Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip, picketed at the Port of Oakland on Sunday and may have prevented an Israeli cargo ship from unloading for the day. Two shifts of longshoremen agreed not to […]

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  • Activists prevent Israeli ship from unloading at US port

    Report, The Electronic Intifada, 21 June 2010 For the first time in US history, a peaceful protest was able to stop workers from unloading an Israeli cargo ship on Sunday, 20 June, in the San Francisco Bay area. From 5:30am until 7pm, social justice activists and labor union organizers blocked and picketed several entrances at […]

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  • Huge outpouring of Oakland picketers stop unloading of Israeli ship

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpKObPFtcBA&feature=player_embedded] by Henry Norr on June 20, 2010 If anyone had any doubts that the movement for justice in Palestine is growing by leaps and bounds, in numbers, breadth, and determination, check out what happened this morning in Oakland, CA: • somewhere between 700 and 1,000 demonstrators from all over the San Francisco Bay Area […]

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  • Sunday, June 20th– Make History: Picket Israeli Ship at Port of Oakland

    Don’t sleep in, make history! Join the Labor/Community Picket of an Israeli Ship Sunday, June 20 5:30 A.M., Berth 58, Port of Oakland Protest Israel’s Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla! Boycott Israeli Ships and Goods! Lift the Blockade NOW – Let Gaza Live! Bring Down Israel’s Apartheid Wall! Unions, labor federations and other organizations […]

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  • San Francisco Labor Council PASSES historic resolution condemning Israeli Attack on Gaza Freedom Flotilla

    San Francisco Labor Council Resolution regarding the attack on the Gaza Aid Flotilla, calling for an independent international investigation, and opening of the Gaza border – PASSED 6.14.10 Whereas many labor organizations, including: International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)_ World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)_ International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)_ International Dockworkers Council (IDC)_ International Federation […]

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  • The fight against Israeli apartheid

    by Tom Hickey Israel’s attack on the Gaza aid flotilla – an atrocity which saw nine unarmed aid workers killed – occurred during the lecturers’ UCU annual conference. The day before, delegates debated the question of boycotting Israel and reaffirmed UCU support for the policy of boycott, disinvestment and sanctions (BDS). Delegates agreed the sidelining […]

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