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SZAC] Unifor Canadian Council passes BDS motion at Winnipeg convention

From: domainremoved <Aram>
Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:52:08 -0800

Hi Chuck,
What are the chance the City of Palo Alto
would pass a similar BDS resolution? ( see below)


>> Fyi:
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>> http://laborforpalestine.net/2017/08/18/unifor-canadian-council-passes-bds-motion-at-winnipeg-convention/
>> Posted on August 18, 2017 | Comments Offon Unifor Canadian Council passes BDS motion at Winnipeg convention
>> Unifor Canadian Council passes BDS motion at Winnipeg convention
>> Congratulations to the Unifor’s Canadian Council on easily passing a pro-Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) motion at their recent convention in Winnipeg, between August 18-20.
>> Submitted by Unifor Local 222 (Oshawa), Unifor Resolution No. 5 is titled “Palestinian Self-Determination and the Movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions,” and reads in part:
>> “… BE IT RESOLVED that Unifor supports the use of divestment, boycott and sanctions (“BDS”) that are targeted to those sectors of Israel’s economy and society which profit from the ongoing occupation of the OPT; and […] BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Unifor will support such a form of BDS until such time as Israel implements a permanent ban on further settlement construction in the OPT, and enters into good faith negotiations with representatives of the Palestinian people for the purpose of establishing a viable, contiguous and truly sovereign Palestinian state ; and THEREFORE BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that Unifor opposes all efforts to prohibit, punish or otherwise deter expressions of support for BDS.”
>> During the summer 2014 bombing of civilians in Gaza, the Palestinian trade union movement, with support from the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and its affiliates, unanimously called on international trade unions to take immediate action to stop the Israeli massacre in Gaza and hold Israel to account for its crimes against the Palestinian people.
>> They wrote: “… civil society solidarity is the only force that can help stop the ongoing slaughter of our people and send them a message that they are not alone, exactly as effective international solidarity had done in supporting the struggle for freedom in apartheid South Africa […] In the face of this international inaction, we, the Palestinian trade unions, call on trade unions around the world to take urgent measures, and in particular to intensify Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, until it complies with international law.”
>> The entire resolution as passed can be downloaded here:
>> http://www.unifor.org/sites/default/files/attachments/final_resolutions_eng_2017-07-27.pdf
>> See the complete list of Unifor resolutions: http://www.unifor.org/en/whats-new/news/canadian-council-resolutions
>> Our heartiest congratulations to members of Unifor Local 222 who crafted, submitted and argued in favour of the successful motion supporting BDS tactics.
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>> You must read "Against Our Better Judgement: The hidden history of how the U.S. was used to create Israel"
>> by Alison Weir
>> http://www.againstourbetterjudgment.com/
>> Other important websites to visit
>> http://www.ifamericansknew.org
>> http://www.councilforthenationalinterest.org/new/
>> End the Blockade/Siege on Gaza!
>> Tear down the Apartheid Walls in West Bank & Gaza!
>> End the War Criminal Israeli collective punishment on the Palestinian people!
>> End the illegal Apartheid Israeli Occupation of all of Palestine!
>> Right to Return to their homes and Palestine for all Palestinians!
>> End all U.S. aid to Israel
>> Free Palestine!
>> Support Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) &
>> Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) Campaigns!
>> http://www.bdsmovement.net
>> http://www.WhoProfits.org
>> http://www.pacbi.org
>> Support Solidarity with Gaza Fishers
>> https://sgf.freedomflotilla.org/
>> https://freedomflotilla.org/
>> https://sgf.freedomflotilla.org/category/we-are-not-numbers
>> Support ISM volunteers in West Bank and Gaza Strip!
>> http://www.palsolidarity.org
>> Donna Wallach
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Received on Sun Dec 17 2017 - 20:56:14 PST

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