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Protest AFSCME DC 37's "Celebration" of 60 Years of Israeli Racism and Apartheid
Date 08/06/04/22:09

Protest AFSCME DC 37's "Celebration" of 60 Years of Israeli Racism and Apartheid

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

"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 the atrocities committed against the Palestinians pale in comparison to those committed by the erstwhile apartheid regime in South Africa." -- 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

Issued by:
New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW)

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