Oakland: Picket Successfully Blocks Unloading of Israeli Cargo Ship

Photo credit: Brooke Anderson By Taylor Jensen  On June 7, activists held a picket, joined by workers at the Port of Oakland, successfully preventing the unloading of the Volans, a ship belonging to the Israeli carrier company Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.  The recent call to block Zim carrier ships was coordinated by the the Arab Resource Organizing Center (AROC) in the wake of the … Continue reading Oakland: Picket Successfully Blocks Unloading of Israeli Cargo Ship

Oakland: Dockworkers Shut Down Major Port, Thousands March for Juneteenth

By Felipe Vera, with contributions from David Martinez On June 19, thousands of dockworkers and protesters halted the movement of cargo from the port of Oakland, in commemoration of Juneteenth and in protest against police violence. The shutdown came in the wake of the recent uprisings following the murder of George Floyd, and was led by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in Oakland … Continue reading Oakland: Dockworkers Shut Down Major Port, Thousands March for Juneteenth