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Labour Zionism and the Histadrut (2010): A Suitable Case for an ITUC Boycott (2014)

Peter sez:

I am posting here this four-year-old item because it is the latest I can find on the Histadrut. It seems to me rather well researched and argued, though one would like to see an update, particularly relating to the current war of Israel on Gaza, as well as coverage of the relationship between the ITUC and the Histadrut.

It seems to me that the expulsion of Histadrut from the ITUC is long overdue. As with the eventual ICFTU breaking of links with the…

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Added by peter waterman on August 1, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

(PLF) Demanded to Reinstate the Workers in Turkey

(PLF) Demanded to Reinstate the Workers in Turkey…
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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on August 1, 2014 at 10:58 — No Comments

Palestine: Trade Union Centre Condemns Israeli War

Palestine Trade Unions Call on Human Rights Organizations to Stop Israel’s War Crimes

RAMALLAH, July 31, 2014 (WAFA) – The Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions…

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Added by peter waterman on July 31, 2014 at 18:32 — No Comments

UK: Global Labour Institute School, 2014.

Peter sez:

This item by USI's Walton Pantland looks well worth following up. I hope the clickables in the text are sufficient for this purpose (I had to transfer the original to and from Word to load it here). I look forward to a fuller account of the event and also, for example, with the Labour Start Conference, Berlin, earlier this year.

Now read on...

The Global Labour Institute International Summer School…

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Added by peter waterman on July 31, 2014 at 9:01 — No Comments

Israeli Historian, Ilan Pappe: Israel's Demonisation of Hamas is Responsible for the War in Gaza

Peter sez:

Ilan Pappe was forced out of Israeli academia for challenging the hegemonic Zionist ideology, eventually finding an academic post in the UK. This is one more 'non-labour' item which I would consider relevant to an internationalist labour response to a war that increasingly looks like a criminal one according to international law. I would suggest as analogous, if not parallels, the Apartheid regime in South Africa, the war of the US in Vietnam (and all over…

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Added by peter waterman on July 30, 2014 at 19:51 — No Comments

Ending the Gaza War - A Non-Zionist View

Peter sez:

Occasionally I post here 'non-labour' pieces, particularly on the Israel-Arab conflict - a conflict that is rather longer than the birth of the Israeli State after World War Two. I find it interesting not only because of the author's affiliation with the US state (the Council on Foreign Relations) but also because he considers the 'two-state solution' (Palestine and Israel) to be dead in the water. Yet this dead solution is favoured by the ITUC, the…

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Added by peter waterman on July 30, 2014 at 17:38 — No Comments

(PLF) Condemned the victimization of the 450 Farmers by Myanmar Military Land Grabbing

(PLF) Condemned the victimization of the  450 Farmers  by Myanmar Military Land Grabbing 



Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian Founder/Secretary General.Mrs Atia Saleem…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on July 30, 2014 at 13:02 — No Comments

US Left Veteran, Staughton Lynd, on Union Bureaucracy and Solidarity

 
 
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Added by peter waterman on July 30, 2014 at 10:58 — No Comments

WAC-MAAN Report on LabourStart Conference, Berlin, May, 2014

Global solidarity among trade unions in practice

Assaf Adiv

Over 300 activists, trade union leaders and social organisations gathered in Berlin at the end of May to coordinate action plans and to discuss how to face the capitalist crisis that is threatening workers…

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Added by peter waterman on July 29, 2014 at 18:23 — No Comments

Israel: WAC-MAAN Protests Third Israeli War on Gaza in Five Years

Peter sez:

The statement below was picked up by me from the Palestine Workgroup of my trade union, the AbvaKabo (public workers union) affiliated to the major Dutch union confederation, the FNV. The text below the name of the group reads: 

'The Palestine Workgroup wants to publicise Palestine Solidarity within the FNV, and primarily within the AbvaKabo...'

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Added by peter waterman on July 29, 2014 at 17:46 — No Comments

Introducing the Alternative Union Movement in Israel, WAC-MAAN

Peter sez:

Just wanted to introduce this Workers Advice Centre, which may not have so far had much exposure on UBook. As one can see from its logo below, it addresses itself equally to Jewish and Arab workers and also to the English-speaking (whether in Israel or Internationally).

WAC-MAAN was present at the LabourStart Conference in Berlin this year, a dramatic presence and change, given that at the previous LS Conference, in Istanbul, there had been forceful…

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Added by peter waterman on July 29, 2014 at 17:24 — No Comments

Greek Workers' Victory Against Chinese Cosco in Piraeus Port

Peter sez:

Amongst those on China Concern there has been an exchange about the meaning of 'CRS' here. In so far as there is reference also to France, I assume this to be the infamous French riot police, the Compangies Republicaines de Securite (something like this).

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Added by peter waterman on July 29, 2014 at 15:32 — No Comments

1,000s Rally in Tel Aviv Against Gaza War

[WSF-Discuss] Thousands rally in Tel Aviv against Israel war on Gaza

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Added by peter waterman on July 29, 2014 at 11:28 — No Comments

Labor for Palestine, USA, Seeks International Signatures Also!

11 of 44,780
 

NOW OUT: Join 200+ Trade Unionists: Stop the War on Gaza: No Arms for Apartheid Israel — Boycott, Divestment and…

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Added by peter waterman on July 29, 2014 at 11:07 — No Comments

(PLF Demanded to reinstate the four Employees of USC

(PLF Demanded to reinstate the  four Employees of USC

 

Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian Founder/Secretary General Mrs Atia Saleem Chairperson…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on July 28, 2014 at 14:31 — No Comments

The 'Clarification' on the Suspension of Peter Waterman: Another Clarification is Necessary?

Peter sez:

As active and interested UBookers can see from a recent exchange, there has been much ado about one message I posted on the site. After some toing-and-froing between Eric and myself, he has suspended his suspension. However, I feel some further clarification is required by his clarification below.

Without going into excessive detail:

1. Eric has, he reports to me, permanently removed the 'unprovoked and deeply personal attack' and thus the…

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Added by peter waterman on July 28, 2014 at 11:02 — 1 Comment

(PLF) Demanded to Stop the persecution of social and Labour activists in Ecuador

(PLF) Demanded to Stop the persecution of social and Labour activists in Ecuador

 

On behalf of the Executive Board of Pakistan Labour Federation (PLF) we would like to express our concern at the prison sentences given to Dr Carlos Figueroa, ex-leader of the Ecuadorian Medical Federation, Cléver Jiménez Cabrera, the Pachakutik Movement parliamentarian, his advisor, Fernando Villavicencio Valencia, ex-leader of the oil workers' trade union, and Mary Zamora,…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on July 27, 2014 at 11:50 — No Comments

(PLF) Demanded to pay the pension to the PCSIR workers

(PLF) Demanded to pay the pension to the PCSIR workers 

 

Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian Founder/Secretary General, Mrs Atia Saleem Chairpeson,Mr Asaf F Vardag President  Pakistan Labour…

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Added by Haji Muhammad Saeed Arian on July 27, 2014 at 3:54 — No Comments

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