[Marxism] Oakland activist: How we blockaded the Israeli ship

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Fri Aug 22 21:00:37 MDT 2014

In an action that has reverberated around the world and inspired
pro-Palestinian activists, five days of pickets by activists prevented a
ship from the Israeli shipping company Zim Piraeus from unloading almost
any of its cargo at the port of Oakland.

Below is the account of a participant in the blockade, Oakland-based
 waterfront unionist and activist *Peter Turner*.

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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