Zionism, The Histadrut, The AFL-CIO & South Africa

This panel on 1/27/24 sponsored by the Labor Education Project On AFL-CIO International Operations looks at the role of Zionism, the Histadrut the AFL-CIO and South Africa. Since the formation of the AFL-CIO, there has been a close relationship with the Israeli Zionist union the Histadrut with US union funding. Additionally there was funding was from the CIA and NED as well as other government agencies for these international projects and that continues today with the AFL-CIO's so called "Solidarity Center".

Zionism, The Histadrut, The AFL-CIO & South Africa

This panel on 1/27/24, sponsored by the Labor Education Project On AFL-CIO International Operations, looks at the role of Zionism, the Histadrut, the AFL-CIO, and South Africa.

Since the formation of the AFL-CIO, there has been a close relationship with the Israeli Zionist union, the Histadrut, with US union funding. Additionally, there was funding from the CIA and NED as well as other government agencies for these international projects, and that continues today with the AFL-CIO’s so-called “Solidarity Center”. The AFL-CIO and Israel’s Histadrut were also involved in actively supporting the South African apartheid regime and the CIA through the AFL-CIO, which gave millions of dollars to Chief Buthelezi, which led to the death of thousands of trade unionists and their families. Today, the AFL-CIO leadership is silent about the genocide of Israel and is continuing to support US military and economic aid to apartheid Israel. The AFL-CIO also continues to support US military and economic support for Israel’s war on Palestinian workers, journalists, and people; however, it is facing growing opposition from tens of thousands of workers and trade unionists throughout the US.

Panel Speakers Included:

Mimi Rosenberg, UAW Local 2325 Member & Producer at WBAI

Jeff Schuhrke, a labor historian, educator, journalist, and union activist who teaches at the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies, SUNY Empire State University in New York City

Harry Van Arsdale Jr., School of Labor Studies, SUNY Empire State University

David Hemson, South African Durban Trade Union Organizer & Researcher/Educator

Carol Lang, AFT PSC Delegate & CUNY Professor

Lisa Milos, CWA UPTE, Member UPTE Members For Palestine

 

Additional Media:

The Israeli Histadrut, The AFL-CIO, Zionism & Labor Imperialism with Carol Lang: https://youtu.be/aH2JslHpeZk

AFL-CIO Leadership Tries To Block Affiliates Vote On Endorsing BDS:AFL-CIO Leadership Cited A Procedural Rule To Tell The San Francisco Council It Couldn’t Even Debate A Resolution On BDS:

https://theintercept.com/2021/10/21/palestine-bds-san-francisco-labor-afl-cio/

The Israeli Histadrut, Zionism, The AFL-CIO & Imperialism with Carol Lang: https://youtu.be/HLtLDS0FbSE

The Histadrut: Israeli’s Racist Trade Union:

https://electronicintifada.net/content/histadrut-israels-racist-trade-union/8121

2015 resolution by the CT Machinists: http://www.thestruggle.org/bds%20resolution%20on%20palestine%20ct%20afl-cio%20oct%2029%202015.pdf

Organized labor was among the earliest investors in Israel bonds: https://www.israelbonds.com/News-Events/The-Enterprise-that-Helped-Build-Israel-Turns-70/An-Impressive-Legacy-of-Achievement.aspx

AFL-CIO, Imperialism, Zionism, and The Palestinians:

https://youtu.be/o_Eo_ZTuJzM

U.S. Unions Are Voicing Unprecedented Support for Palestine: https://inthesetimes.com/article/palestine-israel-labor-unions-afl-cio-aft-bds-gaza

Palestinian Workers, Human Rights, US Labor, Zionists, and How the Zionists helped the Nazis:

https://youtu.be/MTu5D39yIK0

The ITUC and Global Union Federations condemn the designation by Israel of six Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organizations.

Israel’s designation of Palestinian human rights groups as terrorists is outrageous:

https://www.ituc-csi.org/Israel-Palestinian-human-rights

Additional Information: Labor Education Project On AFL-CIO International Operations: https://aflcio-int.education info@aflcio-int.education

Production of Labor Video Project: www.labormedia.net

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