U.S. Labor March for Palestine

by Labor Today International, December 22, 2023

On Thursday evening 12/21/2023 2- 3,000 people rallied in New York City for a ceasefire in Palestine. LTI was there! What follows is the publicity for that march. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

Solidarity forever!
Joseph F. Hancock, Editor
Abdel Honorio García, Assistant Editor and Treasurer
Dr. Frank Goldsmith, Associate Editor and and International Editor

Labor called a massive protest in NYC on December 21, 2023.  STOP THE BOMBS! CEASEFIRE NOW! Working-class New Yorkers came out to demand peace and justice for Palestine!

Endorsers: United Auto Workers (UAW) Region 9A, American Postal Workers Union (APWU), United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (UE) Eastern Region, Amazon Labor Union (ALU), National Writers Union (NWU), Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), Union of Musicians and Allied Workers (UMAW), Rutgers AAUP-AFT, UAW Labor for Palestine, Labor for Palestine, Laundry Workers Center, Damayan Migrant Workers Center, Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE), Brandworkers, NYC Educators for Palestine, New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives (NYC NOWC), NYC Democratic Socialists of America (NYC-DSA), Adalah Justice Project (AJP), Palestinian American Community Center (PACC), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) NY/NJ, Muslim American Society of New York (MAS-NY), Jewish Voice for Peace-NY (JVP-NY), Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM), Bangladeshi Americans for Political Progress (BAPP), IfNotNow-NY (INN-NY), Dissenters NYC, Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ), New York Communities for Change (NYCC), Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ), Shoresh, Alliance for Quality Education (AQE), MPOWER, No Tech for Apartheid Coalition, International Workers of the World (IWW), Muslim Democratic Club of New York (MDCNY), Muslims for Progress, Kallpawan, and the New York Working Families Party (NY WFP) to demand a permanent ceasefire now!

For two months, the whole world has watched as the Israeli military launched its assault on Gaza. Over 18,000 Palestinians have been killed, more than 10,000 of whom were infants or children. Disease, hunger, and thirst are spreading rapidly. Two million Palestinians have been displaced and thousands imprisoned by the Israeli state.

This horror has unfolded with the full support of the US government. Our out-of-touch representatives, instead of siding with their constituents are siding with AIPAC, a racist right-wing lobby group. They are underwriting the Israeli government as it ignores so many—the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions and a growing number of US labor organizations; human rights organizations like Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch; protesters and people of conscience, including many of the the families of the hostages; 80% of Democratic voters—who have cried out for a ceasefire as the only means to save lives.

But we will not let them ignore this growing working-class movement. Hundreds of thousands of regular people have taken to the streets, jammed the phone lines and inboxes of their representatives, stopped traffic, staged sit-ins, and more, to demand peace and justice. We demand our NY senators call for an immediate and lasting ceasefire, vote NO on the $14bn aid bill, and refuse far-right AIPAC contributions! And we will continue to march, protest, disrupt, and fight until we end this genocide.

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