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The first edition of "Labour for Palestine: A Reader for Unionists and Activists" sold out soon after its launch in March 2007.
A second edition is now available with never before published material on Palestine solidarity work in the North American trade union movement, analysis of Israeli apartheid, and discussions on the experiences of the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign in CUPE and CUPW.
The book is available for purchase online for $15.00 plus postage from the [url=http://www.womensbookstore.com/cgi-bin/store/twb_01.cgi]Toronto Womens Bookstore[/url].--------------
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION ONE: BACKGROUND AND ANALYSIS.
The Early History of Colonialism in Palestine: 1880-1967. p.9The West Bank and Gaza Strip. p.11Daily Life in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. p.12An abridged timeline of the history of Palestine. p.16Comparisons of South African and Israeli Apartheid. p.17
SECTION TWO: ZIONISM, THE ISRAELI LABOUR MOVEMENT AND PALESTINIAN WORKERS
Zionism: False Messiah. p.27The Histadrut and Settler-Colonialism: The Early Years. p.34CAIA welcomes call from Palestinian trade unionists to boycott Israel and the Histadrut. p.37The Economics of Apartheid. p.39
SECTION THREE: CANADA, COLONIALISM AND ISRAELI APARTHEID
CAIA Re-affirms Solidarity as Canadian Government Escalates Attacks on Indigenous People. p.47Canada’s Colonial Present. p.48Empire’s Ally: Canadian Foreign Policy. p.55Israel, Racism and the Canadian Media. p.62The Canada Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA). p.69
SECTION FOUR: BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT AND SANCTIONS
Palestinian Civil Society Calls for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. p.75Towards a Global Movement for Palestine. p.76A Selected List of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Initiatives. p.82FAQ about Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. p.83-84The Case for Boycotting Israel. p.85Unpacking the Israeli Lobby’s Arguments. p.90Lessons from the South African Experience. p.92From South Africa to Palestine: Lessons for the New Anti-Apartheid Movement. p.96Next Steps for the Palestinian Solidarity Movement. p.100
SECTION FIVE: PALESTINE SOLIDARITY AND THE NORTH AMERICAN LABOUR MOVEMENT
CUPE Ontario Resolution No. 50. p.107Postal workers take firm stand to support Palestinian workers. p.108Letter from the President of the COSATU to the President CUPE Ontario. p.109CUPE Ontario Takes Important Step against Israeli Apartheid. p.110CUPE ‘Boycott Israel’ Debate Rages On. p.113Building Labour Solidarity with Palestine. p.120Statement by Labour for Palestine in Response to US Anti-Boycott Statement. p.124US Labor and Gaza. p.128A reply to B’nai Brith Manifesto denouncing CUPE-Ontario’s Boycott of Israel. p.131
Campaigns and Further Resources. p.135