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BDS and the Labour Movement in Canada // Le mouvement syndical et BDS
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15 years ago, CUPE Ontario adopted a landmark resolution to endorse the “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions” movement (BDS), which puts pressure on Israel to respect the human rights of Palestinians. Since then, labour union organizations representing at least 1.5 million workers in Canada have adopted similar motions. Why has the labour movement been such a strong supporter of BDS, and what is the current state of the movement?

In this 1-hour webinar, we'll explore how the labour movement in Canada has fought for Palestinian rights, and some of the successes and challenges. We'll hear from Katherine Nastovski, who who was one of the key organizers behind the successful push to get CUPE Ontario to adopt BDS in 2006, and Hassan Husseini, a long time labour and international solidarity activist and an organizer with Labour for Palestine.

We’ll leave plenty of time at the end for any specific questions audience members may have. We will also be live streaming on Facebook and making a recording available for those who cannot attend.

This event will be conducted in English, but questions in French are welcome.


Il y a 15 ans, le SCFP-Ontario a adopté une résolution historique en soutien au mouvement Boycott, désinvestissement et sanctions (BDS), qui vise à exercer des pressions sur Israël jusqu’à ce qu’il respecte les droits humains des Palestiniens. Depuis, les organisations syndicales, représentant au moins 1,5 million de travailleurs au Canada ont adopté des motions similaires. Pourquoi le mouvement syndical a-t-il été un si fervent partisan du BDS, et quel est l'état actuel du mouvement ?

Nous sommes heureux d’avoir deux invités spéciaux pour cet évènement : Katherine Nastovski et Hassan Husseini.

L’évènement se déroulera en anglais, mais les questions en français sont les bienvenues.

Nov 30, 2021 08:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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