Lara Kiswani, Executive Director of the Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), the main organization behind the wildly successful #BlockTheBoat protests in Oakland. Hosted by @violentfanon, @dankmtl, @cushbomb, and new cohost @TerrinaMajnoona.
Members of the Bay Area Arab community and their allies prevented the Israeli cargo ship Zim Piraeus from unloading goods at the port for four straight days, in protest of Israel’s latest horrific assault on Gaza. We discuss the planning that went in to making the action a success, how that success has led to a rapidly spreading global movement, and what AROC has planned going forward.
Follow Lara on twitter at @kiswaniya. Find out all about AROC at their website. Get #BlockTheBoat news by following the hashtag.