PHOTO ESSAY ~~ NEW YORK LABOR URGED TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR PALESTINE

Just weeks after Israel massacred a score of unarmed Palestinian refugees for exercising their right to return home, Denis Hughes, president of the New York State AFL-CIO, is accepting a “Peace Medal” from the “State of Israel Bonds” gang.

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 Picket Israel Bonds “Celebration” in New York City

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Photos © by Bud Korotzer
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Just weeks after Israel massacred a score of unarmed Palestinian refugees for exercising their right to return home, Denis Hughes, president of the New York State AFL-CIO, is accepting a “Peace Medal” from the “State of Israel Bonds” gang.

Chairing the event is Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, and Israel’s leading trade union mouthpiece in the United States.

Such collaboration violates repeated Palestinian trade union calls for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against apartheid Israel, and is an ongoing stain on the labor movement in this country.

Please support Palestinian workers by picketing labor officialdom’s support for Israeli ethnic cleansing, racism and apartheid.

Endorsers (list in formation): New York City Labor Against the War; Labor for PalestineDump Israel BondsAl-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition; International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network; International Action Center

4 Comments

  1. June 14, 2011 at 22:14

    Israel has a real problem when even rank and file labor figures it out.

  2. June 19, 2011 at 00:08

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