Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

10 February 2009

South African dock workers refuse to unload Israeli vessel

South African dockers are doing their bit to show solidarity with the people of Gaza, by refusing to unload an Israeli ship in Durban harbour. The ship later quietly left Durban harbour, and according to the APRS tracking database, the Johanna Russ (the ship in question) is now off the coast near Richards Bay.

Guess they're gonna try their luck at RBay?

Anyway, I think it's good to speak up when abuse takes place and what happened in Gaza recently was not a fair battle, but a massacre. A massacre of poor people who've had their olive trees cut down, their fuel, water and food supplies tampered with, and their human rights violated.

So, I say well done dock workers of eThekwini. Well done for speaking up!

South Africa-Palestine: Victory for Worker Solidarity - Feb 6, 2009
The Johanna Russ, flying an Antigua flag, is owned by M. Dizengoff and Co., an established "pioneer of the modern era of shipping business in the Middle ...
The Tale of Two Apartheids Dissident Voice
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Ship evades protesters
Independent Online, South Africa - Feb 8, 2009
The Johanna Russ was expected to dock on Sunday and the Cosatu-aligned South African Transport and Allied Workers' Union had pledged not to offload the ship ...

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