I shot and edited this footage of the protest at the Port of Oakland, CA on Sunday, June 20, 2010. Many lies that are being spread about the protest/protesters are directly contradicted by my footage and interviews. I was there for at least 12 of the 14 hours that the action was in progress. I know what I saw and I have hours of footage of it on these neat little cards that were tucked inside my fully functioning camera.
Costing an apartheid government real money for their actions- it was a key strategy against apartheid South Africa. Humanitarians, activist, organizers, justice-minded global citizens in the US are renewing their campaigns against the Israeli government's treatment of Palestine/Palestinians.
Boycott. Divest. Sanction.
This is one example, a renewal and hopefully revitalization of the BDS, Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement. On this historic day I witnessed the first time in history that a US community and labor coalition has prevented the unloading of an Israeli cargo ship at a US port.
End note: This is a super rough draft, I am planning a huge journey in the next day or so, so I could only spend a few hours editing. If anyone wants footage for their organization, news outlet or otherwise please let me know- I took hours of footage at this historic event. There is much more from everyone interviewed as well as few interviewees that didn't make this cut simply due to my own time constraints.
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