The ZIM ALABAMA HAS CANCELED ALL THEIR SCHEDULED DOCKINGS AT THE PORT OF TAMPA.
After 4 demonstrations at the Port of Tampa against the Zim Alabama, the last one on November 1 which included a direct action hard block that jammed up vehicle traffic coming into the port, the Alabama isn’t coming back to Tampa. Originally scheduled to drop cargo at the Port of Tampa every three weeks through February 2015, after Block the Boat Tampa’s last action at the port on Nov.1, the Alabama was “phased out.” Each action used techniques that escalated from the previous action, culminating in a hard block and arrests that Zim and the Port of Tampa could not ignore.
Organizers of Block the Boat Tampa are calling this is a WIN.
It should be noted that Block the Boat Tampa did not have large numbers, nor was there support from the Longshormen’s Union-ILA Local 1402. What Palestine Solidarity activists with Block the Boat Tampa did have was persistence, passion and courage. They will take these attributes into the next level of actions to stop Zim from unloading Apartheid in Tampa Bay.