ILWU Votes Down Labor Boycott of Military Cargo to Israel (Capitalism, Race & Democracy)

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The ILWU longshore workers on the West Coast have a long tradition of international solidarity from boycotting military cargo to Chile’s Pinochet dictatorship to boycotting cargo from South Africa during its apartheid regime. However, at last week’s ILWU West Coast Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia, members voted down a resolution from ILWU Local 10 calling for a boycott of military cargo to Israel. ILWU Local 10 retired secretary treasurer Clarence Thomas spoke to Pacifica’s Steve Zeltzer.

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