Support the struggle of the Palestinian people and the international BDS campaign (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions)

العماϝ مع والنضاϝ للتضامن الدولية العمل شبϜة
International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggles
Red Sindical Internacional de Solidariedad y de Luchas
Réseau Syndical International de Solidarité et de Luttes
Rede Sindical Internacional de Solidariedade e Lutas

August 14, 2015

Support the struggle of the Palestinian people and the international BDS campaign (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions)

67 years after the Nakba, Palestinians still struggle for independence and the right of return. Workers and unions in Palestine have a long tradition of participation and sacrifice in this struggle, which dates back to the years of British rule.

Palestinians face the continued colonial and apartheid policies. Gazans are exposed to repeated military aggressions (2200 more died over the summer 2014) and decimating economic siege; Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem are dispossessed of their homes and land; Palestinians living in 1948 territories are discriminate by more than 30 racist laws; Palestinian refugees are prevented from their right of return. These racist Israeli policies rule out any possibility of political organization by the people for their rights, and prevent any productive economic development that could enable the Palestinian people to live in dignity.

Based on this colonial situation, all development plans imposed on Palestinians are based on neo-liberal policies that favour the interests of large companies, local and international, while leading to rising inequality in society. The capacity to mobilize for social and political rights in Palestine is questioned, both by colonial domination, within the Palestinian autonomy, by the unwavering support of Western governments for the Israeli State, and finally by economic and security coordination between the Israeli state and the Palestinian National Authority.

International Labour network of solidarity and struggles must mitigate the failure of States, support the resistance and Palestinian independent unions, and oppose any attempt to restrict or criminalize the solidarity of workers and citizens worldwide with Palestine.

Noting the failure of the Oslo process, our commitment is reflected in the international BDS campaign (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions), which aims to put pressure on Israel until Palestinian rights are respected:

 The end of the occupation and colonization, the dismantling of the Wall and the end of the Gaza blockade.

 Equal rights for Palestinians living in 1948 territories, the end of apartheid and the release of political prisoners.

 The implementation of the right of return of Palestinian refugees.

 Self-determination for Palestinians, for which the end of the racist Zionist State is a requirement.

Our international union network helps make the BDS campaign more effective by coordinating, worldwide:

 Common boycott targets, such as boats of the Israeli company Zim, medication of the Israeli drug company Teva, Mekhorot water company, etc. and the necessary break of any ties with the racist Israeli union Histadrut

 Common divestment targets, such as the French phone company Orange, accomplice of colonization in Palestine, all those who collaborate with Israeli military companies such as Elbit, the British G4S, …

 Common requirement for sanctions, that the State of Israel be brought before the International Criminal Court to account for its crimes, and the demand for all governments to break economic, military and diplomatic ties with Israeli State.

Les organisations membres du Réseau syndical international de solidarité et de lutte Organisations syndicales nationales interprofessionnelles  Central Sindical e Popular Conlutas (CSP-Conlutas) – Brésil.  Confederación General del Trabajo (CGT) – Etat espagnol.  Union syndicale Solidaires (Solidaires) – France.  Confédération Générale du Travail du Burkina (CGT-B) – Burkina.  Confederation of Indonesia People’s Movement (KPRI) – Indonésie.  Confederación Intersindical (Intersindical) – Etat espagnol.  Syndicat National Autonome des Personnels de l’Administration Publique (SNAPAP) – Algérie.   Batay Ouvriye – Haïti.  Unione Sindacale Italiana (USI) – Italie.  Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs – Solidarité Ouvrière (CNT SO) – France.  Sindicato de Comisiones de Base (CO.BAS) – Etat espagnol.  Organisation Générale Indépendante des Travailleurs et Travailleuses d’Haïti (OGTHI) – Haïti.  Sindacato Intercategoriale Cobas (SI COBAS) – Italie.  Confédération Nationale du Travail (CNT-f) – France.  Intersindical Alternativa de Catalunya (IAC) – Catalogne.  Union Générale des Travailleurs Sahraouis (UGTSARIO) – Sahara occidental.  Ezker Sindikalaren Konbergentzia (ESK) – Pays basque.  Confédération Nationale de Travailleurs du Sénégal Forces du Changement (CNTS/FC) – Sénégal.  Independent Trade Unions for Egyptian Federation (EFITU) – Egypte.  Sindicato Autorganizzato Lavorator COBAS (SIAL-COBAS) – Italie.  General Federation of Independent Unions (GFIU) – Palestine.  Confederación de la Clase Trabajadora (CCT) – Paraguay.  Red Solidaria de Trabajadores – Perou Organisations syndicales nationales professionnelles  National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT/TUC) – Grande-Bretagne.  Centrale Nationale des Employés – Confédération Syndicale Chrétienne (CNE/CSC) – Belgique.  Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores del Sistema Agroalimentario (SINALTRAINAL/CUT) – Colombie.  Fédération Générale des Postes, Telecom et Centres d’appel – Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (FGPTT/UGTT) – Tunisie.  Trade Union in Ethnodata – Trade Union of Empoyees in the Outsourcing Companies in the financial sector – Grèce.  Syndicat national des travailleurs des services de la santé humaine (SYNTRASEH) – Bénin  Sindicato dos Trabalhadores da Fiocruz (ASFOC-SN) – Brésil.  Organizzazione Sindicati Autonomi e di Base Ferrovie (ORSA Ferrovie) – Italie.  Union Nationale des Normaliens d’Haïti (UNNOH) – Haïti.  Confederazione Unitaria di Base Scuola Università Ricerca (CUB SUR) – Italie.  Confederazione Unitaria di Base Immigrazione (CUB Immigrazione) – Italie.  Coordinamento Autorganizzato Trasporti (CAT) – Italie.  Confederazione Unitaria di Base Credito e Assicurazioni (CUB SALLCA) – Italie.  Syndicat des travailleurs du rail – Union Nationale des Travailleurs du Mali (SYTRAIL/UNTM) – Mali.  Gıda Sanayii İşçileri Sendikası – Devrimci İşçi Sendikaları Konfederasyonu (GIDA-IŞ/DISK) – Turquie.  Syndicat National des Travailleurs du Petit Train Bleu/SA (SNTPTB) – Sénégal.  Asociación Nacional de Funcionarios Administrativos de la Caja de Seguro Social (ANFACSS) – Panama.  Conseil des Lycées d’Algérie (CLA) – Algérie.  Confederazione Unitaria di Base Trasporti (CUB Trasporti) – Italie.  Syndicat de l’Enseignement Supérieur Solidaire (SESS) – Algérie.  Palestinian Postal Service Workers Union (PPSWU) – Palestine.  Union Syndicale Etudiante (USE) – Belgique.  Sindicato dos Trabalhadores de Call Center (STCC) – Portugal.  Sindicato Unitario de Trabajadores Petroleros (Sinutapetrolgas) – Venezuela.  Alianza de Trabajadores de la Salud y Empleados Publicos – Mexique.  Canadian Union of Postal Workers / Syndicat des travailleurs et travailleuses des postes (CUPW-STTP) – Canada. Organisations syndicales locales  Trades Union Congress, Liverpool (TUC Liverpool) – Angleterre.  Sindacato Territoriale Autorganizzato, Brescia (ORMA Brescia) – Italie.  Fédération syndicale SUD Service public, canton de Vaud (SUD Vaud) – Suisse  Sindicato Unitario de Catalunya (SU Metro) – Catalogne.  Türkiye DERİ-İŞ Sendikasi, Tuzla et Izmir (DERİ-İŞ Tuzla et Izmir) – Turquie.  L’autre syndicat, canton de Vaud (L’autre syndicat) – Suisse  Centrale Générale des Services Publics FGTB, Ville de Bruxelles (CGSP/FGTB Bruxelles) – Belgique  Arbeitskreis Internationalismus IG Metall, Berlin (IG Metall Berlin) – Allemagne  Sindicato Unificado de Trabajadores de la Educación de Buenos Aires, Bahia Blanca -(SUTEBA/CTA de los trabajadores Bahia Blanca) – Argentine  Sindicato del Petróleo y Gas Privado del Chubut/CGT – Argentine. Organisations syndicales internationales  Industrial Workers of the World – International Solidarity Commission (IWW) Courants, tendances ou réseaux syndicaux  Transnationals Information Exchange Germany (TIE Germany) – Allemagne.  Emancipation tendance intersyndicale (Emancipation) – France.  Globalization Monitor (Gmo) – Hong Kong.  Courant Syndicaliste Révolutionnaire (CSR) – France.  No Austerity – Coordinamento delle lotte – Italie.  Solidarité Socialiste avec les Travailleurs en Iran (SSTI) – France.  Basis Initiative Solidarität (BASO) – Allemagne.  LabourNet Germany – Allemagne.  Resistenza Operaia – operai Fiat-Irisbus – Italie.

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