Labor and community activists staged a successful picket of an Israeli ship attempting to unload goods at berth 57 on the Oakland California docks on June 20, 2010. ILWU workers honored the picket line and refused to unload the ship. This action, catalyzed by labor activist, Steve Zeltzer, http://laborvideo.orgwas staged to protest Israel's recent murderous attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.This picket action mirrored an action taken back in the 1980's at the same location, that led to the end of South Africa's apartheid system.In this video, cameraman, John Parulis and Steve Zeltzer, interview labor activists, organizers, Palestinians , international activists and others.The event was a first in the struggle to bring justice to Palestine.
I grew up in a blue collar college town in central Massachusetts and saw John Kennedy twice when I was a kid. After college, I landed in an Ashram in California and studied Raja Yoga and Eastern Philosophy with my teacher, Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati for the next 30 years. During that time I helped raise a family, learned a trade and worked on and off for GreenPeace as a cameraman onboard the Rainbow Warrior. For the past 24 years I've been doing a daily fire ritual called Agni Hotra, which is designed to counteract the effects of pollution and polluted thought. For the past 6 years I've been studying the Science of Mind philosophy of Ernest Holmes. I'm a community activist and reporter for the IndyMedia internet news system.