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Today, Sunday, August 17th, at 5:00 PM the call began to go out over social media - COME DOWN TO THE PORT OF OAKLAND! The Zim ship had passed through the Golden Gate and was making it's way to the Port, ready to unload.

The theory was that if community pickets could be established, ILWU workers would honor them, refusing to go in to the docks to unload the ship.

The pickets went up! The ILWU went home! And the ship is now sitting there with its cargo, still fully loaded.

See this morning's diary, Bay Area Comes Out to Block Israeli Ship from Port of Oakland, Stand with Gaza. for a bit of background.

Here's another set of tweets and tweetpics documenting how the evening came down.

First Notifications.

Pictures of the Ship. (Not Sure if Taken Today)

Picketing Begins

Moving Into High Gear.

The First Scents of Victory.

"Not Long Now..."


And It's Over.

Over and Out With Some Last Tweets from Alyssa.

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