October 13, 2010
Via BUYcott Israel:
Recently, Australian trade union leader Paul Howes delivered a powerful address in Melbourne with the title of "Standing Up to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement."
In a speech to the Zionist Federation of Australia, Howes stated that BDS "is an attempt to demonise Israel; to undermine its legitimacy by suggesting its people: the working families; the companies seeking to export; academics wanting to take part in intellectual pursuits with colleagues everywhere...None of them should be treated fairly, decently and equally in the global marketplace.
"On that basis I can't see how any unionist can back the international BDS movement."
Click here to read this inspiring speech in its entirety.
Fantastic speech, when will our trade union leaders take note and grow a pair?