Tuesday, June 8 – gather at 3 pm at Woodland Park (Woodland and Frances, Vancouver) — please stay alert through joining the text system for date and time changes!
Vancouver, BC, Occupied Coast Salish Territories
TEXT YOUR NAME to: +1-833-590-1987 for updates and action alerts
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BLOCK THE BOAT FOR PALESTINE! — UPDATE to Tuesday, June 8
** Get updates and news. Text your name to +1-833-590-1987 **
Please note the time change! There was a tremendous victory in Oakland yesterday (see https://bit,ly/StopZim ) and our organizing is pressuring Zim to slow down its cargo across north America!
For the past 10 days, the threat of the #BlockTheBoat protest organized in the Bay Area has kept a cargo ship operated by ZIM – apartheid Israel’s largest and oldest shipping company – from docking at the Port of Oakland. We are winning! Our people power is working, and sending a clear message that Israel’s ongoing settler-colonialism, occupation, and violence against the Palestinian people will come with a heavy price. Every hour that ZIM cargo ships remain undocked and unloaded is a huge victory, as it means that the apartheid state of Israel is losing enormous amounts of money.
Here in Vancouver, we are responding to an international call to action to BLOCK THE BOAT here at the Port of Vancouver as well! Learn more about #BlockTheBoat at https://blocktheboat.org
We are calling on the Port of Vancouver to reject Israeli Apartheid ships and shipping lines and stop enabling them to profiteer from the occupation and colonization of Palestinian land.
We urge workers to show solidarity with Palestinian workers and with ILWU Local 10 and refuse to cross the community picket line.
Let’s send a clear message: Israeli apartheid is not welcome at Vancouver’s ports!
** Because shipping times and docks can always change, it’s important to be organized and ready to block the boat! Text your name to +1-833-590-1987 to make sure you stay in the loop! **
AROC – Arab Resource and Organizing Center
BDS Vancouver – Coast Salish Territories
Canada Palestine Association
Independent Jewish Voices Vancouver
International League of Peoples’ Struggle Canada
Palestinian Youth Movement
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
Youth for Palestine Vancouver
Queers Against Israeli Apartheid Vancouver