Posted by: r.m. | November 26, 2010

another victory! another reason to :-)

Another BDS Victory: Irish Trade Union TEEU Votes to Boycott Israel

Friday, 26 November 2010 09:40
(Source: AIC) At its biennial conference last weekend, the Technical Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU) unanimously voted to “support for a boycott campaign of Israeli goods and services and a policy of disinvestment from Israeli companies” as a result of the Israeli state’s continuing breaches of international law and human rights abuses against the people of Palestine.

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) welcomed the passing of the motion[1].

TEEU General President, Frank Keoghan, welcomed the motion saying: “It is an expression of the solidarity and empathy that members of the TEEU, and indeed all Irish people, feel for the suffering people of Palestine, that this motion received the unanimous support of our Conference.”


Responses

  1. So when are you going to post a motion to boycott China in solidarity for the suffering of the people of Tibet?

  2. I think it’s only fair for you to expect a blog, which is clearly focused on the environment and middle eastern issues, to focus on China/Tibet, when a China/Tibet blog focuses on Palestine/Israel. Injustice is not acceptable wherever it happens but each blog has its focus. Otherwise you are not being fair.

  3. I wasn’t talking about the blog. I was wondering when the TEEU was going to pass a motion to boycott China as an expression of the solidarity and empathy that members of the TEEU, and indeed all Irish people, feel for the suffering people of Tibet”. I won’t hold my breath.

  4. Good to hear, thanks!


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