California Leads the Way in the "Block the Boat" Movement
Fighting the Occupation on the West Coast

Norton, Ben

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  17/10/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16792

In organizing theory, activists often emphasize the importance of formulating what they call an "escalation plan." When pushing for social change, they explain, it is important that one's methods of exerting pressure on power slowly grow in strength, not remain stagnant. Block the Boat is the next step in the escalation plan of US Palestinian solidarity activists. The idea of Block the Boat is quite simple: Hundreds of activists organize a protest in a local dock and prevent Israeli ships from unloading cargo.

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