My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Israeli ship blockaded in Oakland...

What a horrible coalition...
An Israeli cargo ship arriving in Oakland today was forced to sit idle and not offload its containers when longshoremen joined forces with a coalition of communist and Islamist groups who picketed the port in protest against the recent violent incident off the coast of Gaza.

The ship, owned by Zim Lines, was not carrying any controversial cargo, nor is Zim involved in politics in any way; it was targeted simply because the shipping company is based in Israel.

The planned protest and blockade were organized by The Free Palestine Movement (one of the same groups which organized the Gaza “flotilla” in the first place) as well as a rogues’ gallery of nearly every communist, anti-Israel and radical Islamist group in the Bay Area:
Oakland, CA: Join the Labor and Community Picket of an Israeli Zim Lines Ship

Sunday, June 20, 5:30am
Port of Oakland,Berth 57, Middle Harbor Rd.
Protest Israel’s Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla!
Boycott Israeli Ships and Goods!
Lift the Blockade NOW – Let Gaza Live!
Bring Down Israel’s Apartheid Wall!
We call on everyone who stands for justice and against occupation and apartheid to join the June 20 picket at the Port of Oakland. This is a moment of great opportunity. In San Francisco in 1984, a picket line and refusal to unload cargo of a ship carrying South African cargo was a key event in mobilizing the anti-apartheid movement worldwide.

Sponsored by: Labor / Community Committee in Solidarity with the People of Palestine:
Arab American Union Members Council, ANSWER- Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, Palestine Youth Network, US Palestine Community Network, Al Awda- Right to Return Coalition, Arab Youth Organization, MECA-Middle East Children’s Alliance, Students for Justice in Palestine, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, International Solidarity Movement, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, International Socialist Organization, Peace and Freedom Party – SF, Transport Workers Solidarity Committee and many labor activists in the Bay Area
However, you wouldn’t know any of this if you had just read the mainstream media’s reportage. For example, the San Francisco Chronicle described the protesters as “peace and labor groups”:
“Our view is that the state of Israel can not engage in acts of piracy and kill people on the high seas and still think their cargo can go anywhere in the world,” said Richard Becker, an organizer with ANSWER, one of many peace and labor groups involved in Sunday’s action.
From the list of sponsors above, I don’t see too many “peace” groups, but instead radical Islamic and Arab organizations dedicated to the extirpation of Israel, and some far-left political groups, a couple of which use the word “Peace” in their names as an Orwellian euphemism for “destroy the capitalist system.”


Anonymous Philanthropist said...

Fascists know they can get away with actions like this because they have a sympathizer in the White House.

1:04 AM  
Blogger Patsplace said...

There's a war brewing that won't just be Isralis against Arabs..and that's a fact.

3:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

patsplace. we are long past time for an all out war against communists and islam. two more destructive forces do not exist. we will have to stop them eventually. it would be great if people woke up and actually started to think about what these idiots are doing.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Hanz said...

Fascists? That grip on reality isn't getting any tighter i notice.

12:31 PM  
Blogger GayandRight said...

I want to stay as far away from your 'reality' as possible. I don't know why you hang out on this blog. You don't add any intelligent debate...all you do is make flippant comments.

8:19 PM  
Blogger Hanz said...

Look at the material i have to work with gnr. It cries out for flippant comments because, and let's be honest, there isn't ever going to be rational discussion here is there.

12:30 PM  
Blogger GayandRight said...

A cop out! I don't like your material, so rather than debate, I'll just post fippant comments.

It's so typical of people who CANNOT debate.


1:15 PM  
Blogger Hanz said...

Do what you like gnr but we can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear can we.

2:01 PM  
Blogger GayandRight said...

I guess that is an admission that you cannot debate.

2:20 PM  

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