CODEPINK is supporting the efforts of the Arab Resource Organizing Center and others in building a boycott, divest, and sanction movement against Apartheid Israel and taking our action to the Port of Oakland onSaturday, October 25, 2014 at 5:00am. We are asking the longshoreman to honor the call from Palestinian laborers and to stand with the people of Palestine just as they did during Apartheid South Africa. ILWU workers made history when they refused to unload South African cargo in San Francisco in 1984.
This action was a major catalyst for global anti-apartheid solidarity movement. We continued this legacy in 2010, and again in August 2014 when the Bay Area made history at the Port of Oakland with the longest ever blockade of an Israeli ship.
The Israeli owned ZIM shipping line regularly docks and unloads its cargo at the Port of Oakland. ZIM shipping line was not only instrumental in the creation of the state of Israel and ethnic cleansing of Palestine, but it also is responsible for shipping Israeli weaponry that is used on poor, black and brown communities all across the US. As we challenge militarism and policing from Ferguson to Oakland, lets also take a stand against the relationship between Israel and the US and its impact on our communities. Join us as we build on our historic victory against Zionism and continue to put pressure on the apartheid state of Israel by blocking the ZIM ship onOctober 25, 2014 at 5am. Meet up at West Oakland BART Station. Join the Facebook event page for more details!
>> Beat the Devil: Shutdown Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Fundraiser!
Sunday, October 26, 7:30 pm
Joanna Macy & Harvey Wasserman: "Shut the Devil Diablo"; Cynthia Papermaster: "PG&E Ratepayer Boycott" launch; video; music; poetry; refreshments; boycott pledge; petition and book signing. Historic Fellowship Hall, BFUU, 1924 Bonita St. @ Cedar, Berkeley. Fundraiser for Golden Gate CODEPINK "Beat the Devil Diablo" campaign. Volunteers needed: 510-365-1500."Diablo Canyon will not withstand a major earthquake. Shut the plant now" --2013 recommendation of Micheal Peck, Senior Safety Inspector, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant
Oct. 26 events focused on closing the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant in San Luis Obispo.
5 pm Press conference (ALL INVITED!) at PG&E, downtown Berkeley, 1900 Addison St. @ MLK
6 pm Fundraising dinner with Harvey Wasserman at "Taste of the Himalayas" in Berkeley; RSVP:firstname.lastname@example.org
7:30 pm "Beat the Devil Diablo" with Harvey “No Nukes” Wasserman and Eco-philosopher and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy. They will headline a CODEPINK Women for Peace fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 26, with music, poetry, film clips, pink refreshments, book signing.
See you in the streets!
Cynthia, Janet, Kristin, Manar, Nancy and the rest of CODEPINK