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“Block the Boat” Actions at U.S. Ports Target Israeli Cargo Ships; SF Teachers’ Union Backs BDS

HeadlineJun 04, 2021

Actions are planned across the country, including in Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles and New York, under the banner “Block the Boat,” to prevent Israeli-operated cargo ships, owned by shipping giant Zim, from unloading on U.S. soil, as part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions — or BDS — movement. Zim transports Israeli weapons, as well as consumer goods.

In related news, the United Educators of San Francisco last month became the first American K-12 public school union to endorse the BDS movement amid the deadly Israeli assault on Gaza.

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