RALLY: End trade with apartheid Israel: boycott Zim shipping - VIC

Actions, protests & rallies


12:00pm to 4:00pm Saturday 25 May


Station Pier Port Melbourne
6 Waterfront Pl
Port Melbourne VIC 3207


On Saturday 25 May Palestine solidarity groups and Trade Unionists for Palestine will hold rallies at every port across the country as part of a national day of action.

These mass demonstrations are aimed at aiding the Palestinian people against genocide. Israeli military aggression must stop.

Boycotting Israeli shipping and goods through Australian ports can affect Israel’s ability to commit massacres and war crimes.



There is an urgent need for these mass demonstrations at the port. We must intervene to end the genocide and free Palestine. Israel continues with its campaign of death and destruction in Gaza, failing to comply with the International Court of Justice’s orders.

The Australian government continues to provide political, economic and military support to Israel. If governments won’t act to end the genocide - the people will!

The call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) and to break these ties with apartheid Israel has never been more urgent. The Australian Council of Trade Unions recently released its strongest statement yet calling for an end to the genocide, including by ending all military trade with Israel.

A successful mass demonstration, backed by key unions and community support, can lay the groundwork for winning broader union support.

It can also build political power and support for workers taking action against ZIM, including through taking action like industrial action and bans, to disrupt the genocidal supply chain.

We need to keep the pressure up and build the worker's movement to hold further community pickets targeting ZIM at the docks. A mass rally broadens support for stopping work on ZIM ships and sanctioning trade with Israel.



To uphold international justice, the national rallies on May 25 demand on shipping companies, and the Australian Federal and State governments:

* Shipping companies operating in all Australian ports to declare any trade or cargo with Apartheid Israel.
*Impose an arms embargo and trade sanctions on the state of Israel.
*State governments to withdraw the charges against MUA and other union officials, and activists advocating for a ceasefire and an end to the genocide in Gaza.



* Mobilise! Leaflet and share the event in your social media networks.
* Request your organisation or union to endorse the rally on 25 May.
* Organise to bring a contingent of your workmates to attend the demonstration on 25 May.
* Organise a meeting at your workplace to build support for union rank-and-file mass actions that defend the people of Palestine.



Endorsed by Free Palestine Melbourne, BDS Australia, Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance, Trade Unionists for Palestine, Free Palestine Coalition Naarm, Loud Jew Collective, Wage Peace/Disrupt Wars, Victorian Socialists, Solidarity and many more.


For the full list of endorsements and latest info check the Unionists for Palestine website: https://www.unionistsforpalestine.com.au/25-may-rallies...


These nationwide rallies are taking place on stolen Aboriginal Land. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of these Lands and pay our respect to Elders past and present. Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be Aboriginal land. 

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