US dock workers and protesters in Portland on August 16 and Oakland on August 18 prevented the Italian ship, Cielo di San Francisco, from unloading its cargo.
Protesters and members of the International Longshore Workers Union acted against the lethal violence of the Italian police during the July 20-22 protests at the G8 summit in Genoa. Protesters in both cities formed picket lines and dock workers refused to cross the picket lines.
An organiser called the actions a "tremendous victory and sends a message to the Italian government that the brutalising of protesters and the murder of Carlo Giuliani at the hands of the Italian state security forces and police will have real consequences for Italy's trade with the US."
[Abridged from the Workers World News service.]