Labor for Palestine Protests AFSCME DC 37’s “Celebration” of 60 Years of Israeli Racism and Apartheid

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Labor for Palestine
Protests AFSCME DC 37’s “Celebration” of 60 Years of Israeli Racism and Apartheid

Emergency Picket
Thursday, June 5, 2008, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
125 Barclay Street (1/2/3/A/C to Chambers, E to WTC, R/W to City Hall)

South Africa Then — Palestine Now


*An End to the Occupation
*Palestinian Refugees’ Right to Return
*Elimination of Apartheid Throughout Historic Palestine & Equal Rights for All
*No More Labor Support for Israel
*U.S. Out of the Middle East


“We urge international civil society in all its components, particularly institutions and individuals working in the arts, academia, sport, trade unions, and communities of faith to boycott the ‘Israel at 60’ celebrations wherever they are held in the world. These celebrations, by definition, insult our history, violate our rights, and deepen our oppression.”
–171 Palestinian trade unions and other organizations, March 30, 2008


“As someone who lived in apartheid South Africa and who has visited Palestine I say with confidence that Israel is an apartheid state. In fact, I believe that some of Israel’s actions make the actions of South Africa’s apartheid regime appear pale by comparison.”
–Willie Madisha, President, Congress of South African Trade Unions, June 6, 2006


“We call on all South Africans to establish a strong, forceful and determined boycott and sanctions campaign against the Israeli apartheid state.”
–Congress of South African Trade Unions, July 10, 2006


“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
–Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., speaking against the Vietnam War, November 1967

Sponsored by
New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW)

Endorsed by (list in formation)
*Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition-NY
*New Jersey Solidarity – Activists for the Liberation of Palestine
*Center for Constitutional Rights
*Guyanese-American Workers United
*Not in Our Name-Toronto

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