Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

November 6, 2023

Puyallup and Nisqually Water Warriors at Block the Boat Action Tacoma, Washington

Puyallup and Nisqually Water Warriors coming through
Photo by Mike Ferguson used with permission at Censored News.

Puyallup and Nisqually Water Warriors at Block the Boat Action Tacoma, Washington

The Arab Resource and Organizing Center organizers said, "Victory in Seattle-Tacoma! The US military vessel, Cape Orlando was successfully delayed for more than 8 hours, and was picketed for 12 hours!"

Photo courtesy Rising Tide

Protesters block US military ship allegedly carrying weapons for Israel
By Al Jazeera

The demonstrations in Tacoma, Washington, are the second to greet the supply ship, after similar protests in California.

Under dark skies and steady rain, hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators rallied at the Port of Tacoma, in Washington state, to block a military supply vessel they believe will carry weapons from the United States to Israel.

There, they fear any weaponry on board will be used in Israel’s ongoing campaign against the Gaza Strip, where more than 10,000 Palestinians have been killed.

“We want a ceasefire now. We want people to stop getting murdered now. We want a real examination and action on US foreign policy and US funding to Israel,” said Wassim Hage, one of the protesters at the Tacoma rally.

Read more at Al Jazeera

Associated Press reports:

In an emailed statement, Air Force Lt. Col. Bryon J. McGarry, a spokesperson for the Department of Defense, confirmed that the vessel is under the control of the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command and is supporting the movement of U.S. military cargo.

“Due to operations security, DoD does not provide transit or movement details or information regarding the cargo embarked on vessels of this kind,” McGarry said.


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