AFL-CIO Honors Israeli Consul General
New York City Labor Against War Says: No Labor Money
for Israeli War Crimes!
The announcement below was forwarded to us by New York
City labor activist Andy Pollack, who suggests: “If you’re in NY, come to the rally; if not, send
messages of outrage to the AFL-CIO (c/o their NY body, firstname.lastname@example.org), with
copies to the organizers of the protest.” Send to:
Pollack also points out that in contrast to the AFL-CIO, the trade unions of
Norway are boycotting Israel.
workers need to remember that Israel’s government shoots Palestinian ambulance workers and has locked out 90
percent of Palestinian workers from their jobs for months by closing Israel’s
borders to Palestinians who live in the occupied territories but work in Israel
“[Palestinian] civilians [in Jenin] were killed
willfully or unlawfully [by the Israeli military]…[which] used Palestinian
civilians as ‘human shields’ and used indiscriminate and excessive force ...
The abuses we documented in Jenin are extremely serious, and in some cases
appear to be war crimes…”—Human Rights Watch, May 3,
Just a week after 100,000 people rallied in Tel Aviv
against Sharon’s war crimes in the West Bank, the “Israel Bonds National
Labor Division” will hold a “cocktail reception” at the AFL-CIO Executive
Board meetings in New York City. “Special guest” Alon Pinkus, Israel’s
consul general, will “express gratitude to the labor movement for its decades
Send a message that U.S. workers won’t fund
Israel’s brutal war on the Palestinians. Labor must stand with the Israeli
peace movement and with millions of other people around the world by divesting
its Israel bonds now!
Tues., May 21, 2002, 4:30–7 pm
N.Y. Sheraton, 811 7 Ave.
(Between 52/53 St.—N/R to 49 St., 1/9/C/E to 50 St.,
B/D/E to 7 Ave.)
New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW)