January 11, 4pm: Block The Boat Northwest · 1st Meeting of 2015
discuss future actions, creative plans · Convention Ctr. 2nd floor
Washington State Convention Center · 8th & Seneca, Seattle
Sunday free parking east of WSCC: http://www.wscc.com/parking-directions
or Metro Convention Center stop
On July 13, 2014, from under Israeli bombardment, the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions and more than 100 other organizations called for solidarity.
An impressive Block the Boat Coalition came together in the SF Bay Area and accomplished the longest Blockade of an Israeli Ship in History preventing the unloading of a Zim ship by creating a picket that the ILWU local deemed in could not cross.
Just before the successful Bay Area blockade, two weeks before a Zim ship was scheduled to arrive in Tacoma (and then Seattle), activists from the Bay Area reached out to call for a West Coast Blockade. Local activists in Tacoma and Seattle succeeded in causing Zim days of delays and inflicting financial costs. We sent the message no more business as usual for Zim as long as the company is complicit with the ongoing blockade and bombardment of the captive population of Palestinians in Gaza.
And we will continue to send this same message.
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