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|Laborfest: Palestinian Workers & Solidarity|
|Date||Monday July 30|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St., San Francisco. Across 2d St from baseball stadium. Diagonally across King St from MoMo’s Restaurant. Walk the one mile from Market on Second or on the Embarcadero to 801 Second Street or take public transportation as follows:
T or N train from Embarcadero Station to Second and King Station, go to stadium side of King St, 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
30 or 45 bus from Market and Fifth Streets (Powell Station) to end of line at Townsend between Fourth and Third, then walk one block to 2d Street, then 1 blocks south on 2d to King St, cross King St to stadium side; 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
47 bus which starts at North Point at Fisherman’s Wharf, travels on Van Ness, 11th St, Bryant and ends at Cal Train Station at 4th and Townsend, then walk on Townsend 2 blocks to 2d Street, then walk 2 block South on 2d to King St, cross King Street to stadium side, 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
10 bus which runs from 24th and Potrero, on Rhode Island to 26th St, on Cesar Chavez St to Dakota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, DeHaro, Rhode Island at 16th St, on Townsend to Second Street AND from Van Ness on Pacific to Battery, on Battery to Second St to Third and Townsend, so get off at 2d Street and Townsend, then 1 block south on 2d to King St, cross King St to stadium side. 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium.
Palestinian Workers and Solidarity
From the river, to the sea, Palestine will be free!
Workers rights has no borders and the struggle and lives of Palestinian workers are the focus of this forum. Palestinian journalists have been targeted by Israeli snipers in increasing numbers. At the same time, Palestinian workers face brutal slave-like discriminatory conditions, not only in the occupied lands, but also inside the state of Israel (Historic Palestine). Unions throughout the world have supported an end to the occupation of the Palestinian lands and equal rights for all. This forum will directly report on the struggles of Palestinian workers and how U.S. workers can build solidarity with our brothers and sisters in their struggle for labor and human rights.
Sponsored by United Public Workers For Action
Labor for Palestine, Respecting the BDS Picketline at
“Palestinian Postal Services Workers Union Pres Imad A A Temeiza & CUPW VP (Canadian Postal Worker Union Vice President) on Israeli Apartheid” 1/25/18. 20 minutes, Labor Video
Both union representatives make many good points for union solidarity with the Palestinian workingclass.
“Israeli Zim Ship Shanghai At Standstill In Oakland By ILWU Action & Picket Line” 9/27/14. 46 minutes Labor Video Project.
“ILWU Rank and File Back Picket Of Zim Ship Piraeus At Port Of Oakland” 8/30/14. 34 minutes. Labor Video Project.
“Israeli Company Targeted by Oakland Blockade Imports Ammunition Into US”
Thursday, 28 August 2014 By Darwin Bond Graham Truthout Reprint at:
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)
“Representatives of Palestinian civil society launched the BDS movement in 2005. They called upon "international civil society organizations and people of conscience all over the world to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era ... [including] embargoes and sanctions against Israel."”
“The call for BDS specified that "these non-violent punitive measures" should last until Israel fully complies with international law by (1) ending the occupation and colonization of all Arab territories and removing the barrier wall; (2) affirming the human rights of Israel's Arab-Palestinian citizens to full equality; and (3) affirming the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their land as required by UN General Assembly Resolution 194.”
“BDS was a major factor behind the 46 percent decrease in foreign direct investment in Israel in 2014, according to a UN report. A World Bank report revealed that Palestinian imports from Israel dropped by 24
percent in the first quarter of 2015.”