Saturday, June 26, 2010

Successful Picket of an Israeli Zim Lines Ship at the Port of Oakland

Labor and community activists staged a successful picket of an Israeli ship attempting to unload goods at berth 57 on the Oakland California docks on June 20, 2010. ILWU workers honored the picket line and refused to unload the ship. This action, catalyzed by labor activist, Steve Zeltzer,
was staged to protest Israel's recent murderous attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

This picket action mirrored an action taken back in the 1980's at the same location, that led to the end of South Africa's apartheid system.

In this video, cameraman, John Parulis and Steve Zeltzer, interview labor activists, organizers, Palestinians , international activists and others.

The event was a first in the struggle to bring justice to Palestine.