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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at midnight through Saturday, August 23, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Saturday, August 23 at midnight
@Port of Tacoma
END THE SIEGE ON GAZA! BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT, SANCTIONS! END U.S. SUPPORT FOR ISRAELI SETTLER-COLONIALIST GENOCIDE AND OCCUPATION! What: Rally and blockade of the ship “Zim Chicago.” Objective is to prevent the unloading of its cargo. Where: Port of Tacoma and Port of Seattle. Exact meeting places will be posted nearer to the days of the actions. When: Wednesday, August 20 (Tacoma action), Friday, August 22 (Seattle action) — THESE ARE ESTIMATED DAYS BASED ON SCHEDULING INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON ZIM.COM. Keep checking back to make sure, ETAs can change! Both actions will begin very early (exact time TBA) and continue throughout the day. Why: To refuse to support the Israeli occupation and siege by allowing an Israeli shipping company to conduct commerce in Northwest ports. This is in conjunction with an Oakland, CA blockade of another Zim-owned ship on August 16th. Who: Everyone who wishes for an end to the occupation and wholesale murder of Palestinians at the hands of Israel. Website: blocktheboatnw.wordpress.com Oakland action: https://www.facebook.com/events/1447374682195857/http://araborganizing.org/stop-israel-the-port-august-16th/ ———- When the “Zim Chicago” enters the Port of Tacoma on August 20th and the Port of Seattle on August 21, we will conduct blockades to prevent the unloading of its cargo, starting at early morning and lasting all day. Estimated dates of arrival are subject to change, and we will continue to give accurate updates on blocktheboat.wordpress.com We will also give exact meeting places for the actions in the coming days. Keep checking! These actions are economic sanctions against Zim Shipping, Israel’s largest shipping company, in response to the current siege of Gaza and the ongoing occupation of Palestine. Any international commerce that profits Israeli companies is oppressing Palestinians. Israel could not continue its occupation and genocide without economic and military support of the United States government. To help end this oppression we must block that support in every way we can. The toll of “Operation Protective Edge” is almost 1,900 Gazans killed (nearly all civilians), 31% of them children, and almost 10,000 injured. We must act in solidarity with those in Palestine who live under occupation and are facing down genocide. Let’s refuse to let Israeli ships use our ports! Blockade til they go away! Oakland, CA will block a Zim ship on August 16th. In Seattle we shut down the Port for a day in December of 2011 — we can do it again and again. Blockades can and must happen everywhere there is a port, as a contribution to the goal of the complete collapse of the economic base of Israeli occupation. We can’t do this without your presence! Everyone is welcome, young and old. Bring banners, flags, flyers, sound systems, musical instruments, and your friends. If you can’t blockade, you can participate in the supporting rallies — the more people there, the safer we’ll all be. Comments, questions, or suggestions? Want to work together? Contact email@example.com.