United Auto Workers Union President Sean Fein on Friday celebrated the union’s call for a permanent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip after the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas broke a seven-day ceasefire agreement in Israel. compared to the fascist states of World War II.
I am proud that the UAW International Coalition is calling for a ceasefire in Israel and Palestine. From opposing fascism in World War II to mobilizing for South Africa’s apartheid and CONTRA wars; @UAW He has consistently championed justice around the world.
— Shawn Fain (@ShawnFainUAW) December 1, 2023
The fascist states of World War II included Nazi Germany, which murdered 6 million Jews in the Holocaust. The same goes for Italy under Benito Mussolini. The Axis powers included the Empire of Japan, ruled by Emperor Hirohito, and small and medium-sized fascist states.
As the UK guardian reportone of the country’s largest and most powerful unions, has officially called for a cease-fire in the conflict that leaves 136 hostages in the Gaza Strip and allows the terrorist organization Hamas to keep its weapons to threaten Israel. did.
It is the largest major union to join the left’s call for a ceasefire.
The UAW made its position known Friday during a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, D.C.
— UAW (@UAW) December 1, 2023
“The labor movement cannot achieve its transformative goals of social justice, worker justice, and economic justice if it turns a blind eye to what is happening around the world,” said UAW Regional Director Brandon Mancilla. Deaf,” he said. ”
Mancilla said the UAW “opposed fascism in World War II, ultimately opposed the Vietnam War, and also opposed apartheid South Africa, and committed the resources of the entire labor movement to joining that struggle.” We mobilized,” he said.
He said the UAW is “calling for an immediate and durable ceasefire so we can get to work building lasting peace, building social justice, and building a community, a global community of solidarity.” This is to enable us to do so.” …to ensure that workers, oppressed people, and poor people around the world have access to the justice they deserve. ”
Mancilla added that union members and “community members and citizens” have been pressuring the UAW to take action. “For too long we have been silent and ignorant about this issue in the labor movement, but those days are over.”
As the World Jewish Congress does, claimedcomparing Israel to the Nazis is a form of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.
A search of the UAW’s website and social media accounts found no statements condemning Hamas’s massive terrorist attack on Israel on October 7, which killed 1,200 people. Many of those killed were members of socialist kibbutz communities and peace activists. Many of the towns targeted by Hamas were among the poorest communities in Israel.
Hamas fired rockets into Israel on Friday, violating a seven-day ceasefire agreement.
The UAW is one of President Joe Biden’s political allies. Mr. Biden recently joined Mr. Fein on the UAW picket line during the strike.
The UAW, which has 400,000 workers and 580,000 retired workers, has helped lead nationwide strikes against the auto industry. Although it has shrunk in size since the industry’s heyday, it retains its iconic status and has powerful friends.
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