- Published on Tuesday, 01 May 2012 12:25
On Tuesday 1st May, Palestine has joined countries throughout the world to celebrate Labour Day, where workers come together in their millions to demonstrate their solidarity as the majority of workers take the day off.
Throughout the world, with the exeception of Canada, according to the May Day website, all people will come together across lines of race, class, gender and religion to challenge the system that creates divisions by holding a one day general strike which includes workers, students, immigrants, professionals and houseworkers.
May day is about remembering the struggle of workers against the greed of corporations that has lead to colonialism, occupation and repression of indiginous communities as well as the oppression of workers who continue to work hours that are over the acceptable range and are barely about to afford to live.
Palestinian actvist Dr Mazim Qumsiyeh stated, “Around the world, the billionaires get richer while the poor people get poorer. The Palestinian holocaust like the previous holocausts of Blacks (tens of millions killed in the slave trade), native Americans (perhaps as many as 100 million), Jews, Gypsies, Armenians, and others. These actions benefitted the rich who got richer. The history of collaboration of Zionists with the Nazi regime is now well established as is the fact that Zionism was simply the other side of the coin of racism.”
As part of the global support of all workers and occupied Palestinians, he has called workers to join in solidarity to take the following action against the Zionist regime:
Action 1: Sign the The Peoples Charter to Create a Nonviolent World’: (Blog)
Europe’s airlines enforce Israeli travel ban on activists hoping to repair Palestinian schools.
Israel (the supposed democracy) prevents its own citizens from simply holding signs with the names of the ethnically cleansed Palestinian villages on the so called “Independence day” of apartheid Israel. (English)
(Hebrew including amazing video of brave citizens standing up to fascist police).
Action 2: Call Airlines to stop being sub-contractors to Israeli occupation.
Action 3: Jewish voice for peace asking you to sign in support of 60 minutes for doing a story on Palestinian Christians that actually asked us Christians to speak!