May 21, 2016: Labor for Palestine at the NYC Left Forum: Building the BDS Picket Line Against Racism, Zionism, and Injustice

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May 21, 2016: Labor for Palestine at the NYC Left Forum: Building the BDS Picket Line Against Racism, Zionism, and Injustice

How U.S. labor solidarity with Palestine is helping to rebuild a democratic, militant, anti-racist, effective trade union movement — at home and abroad.

Includes discussion of:

*Labor for Palestine (2004-)
*ILWU Local 10 refusal to handle Israeli Zim Line cargo (2010, 2014)
*Adoption of BDS resolutions by graduate employee unions UAW 2865 (2014), GEO-UAW 2322 (2016), and GSOC-UAW 2110 (2016)
*United Electrical Workers (2015)
*Connecticut AFL-CIO (2015)

Panelists:

*Suzanne Adely, Co-Convener, Labor for Palestine; Co-Coordinator, Global Workers Solidarity Network
*Amal Ahmad, GEO-UAW 2322 (UMass-Amherst)
*Ziad Dallal, Steward, GSOC-UAW 2110 (NYU)
*Jaribu Hill, Founder, Mississippi Worker’s Center for Human Rights; Co-Founder, Southern Human Rights Organizers Network

Background Materials:

*Solidarity Rising: Two More UAW Graduate Employee Units Endorse BDS! (Labor for Palestine)
http://laborforpalestine.net/2016/04/26/solidarity-rising-two-more-uaw-graduate-employee-units-endorse-bds/

*America’s Labor Unions Are Increasingly Standing with Palestine (Alternet)
http://www.alternet.org/labor/americas-labor-unions-are-increasingly-standing-palestine

*New Labor for Palestine Pamphlet
http://laborforpalestine.net/2016/03/31/new-labor-for-palestine-pamphlet/

*Labor for Palestine: Challenging US Labor Zionism (American Quarterly)
http://laborforpalestine.net/2015/12/01/labor-for-palestine-challenging-us-labor-zionism-american-quarterly/

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