• Oakland Demonstration Hailed A Success For BDS

    Palestine Monitor 25 June 2010 The Freedom flotilla, whilst unsuccessful in reaching its destination, raised an important message along with its sails: that the siege on Gaza must end. Now, through the efforts of international solidarity campaigns and Trade Unions, Israel”s own ships are being used to raise protests against Israel”s blockade. In the early […]

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  • US Social Forum cancels exploitative Zionist workshop

    Press release, “Al-Awda, NY”, Arab American Action Network, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Arab American Union Members Council, Arab Youth Organization, Bay Area Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid, Desis Rising and Moving, Palestine Youth Network, US Palestinian Community Network, Middle East Children’s Alliance, South West Asia North Africa Bay Area Queers, General Union of Palestine […]

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  • 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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  • 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

    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: “ยข somewhere between 700 and 1,000 demonstrators from all over the San Francisco Bay Area made […]

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  • Northern Illinois Conference votes to divest from companies that benefit from the occupation of Palestine

    CONTACT: CONNIE BAKER, 630-363-7713 End the Occupation, Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church ST. CHARLES, ILL. June 15, 2010 โ€“ At its annual conference, the Northern Illinois Conference (NIC) of the United Methodist Church (UMC) voted to divest all holdings in three international corporations that profit from the occupation of Palestine. This action […]

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  • Integrating Palestine into the Progressive Left

    by: Noura Erakat As progressive forces in the United States prepare to convene the second U.S. Social Forum from June 22 โ€“ 26 in Detroit, Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Noura Erakat comments on the gap between Palestinian and Arab dreams of an America committed to justice and the reality of the work it would take to […]

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  • From birthright to boycott

    by Josh Levinger on June 14, 2010 A recent post by Adam Horowitz asked what it will take for liberal Zionists to come around and support a boycott. My mind was changed by going to Israel on a Birthright trip and seeing firsthand the effects of the wall and checkpoints. However, I doubt that a […]

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