7 March 2008


[Posted early for Saturday, 7 March 2008]

The picture on the right is a photograph of the rubble that is all that remains of the Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions building after the Israeli barbarians hit it with two one-ton munitions. The picture was found at
http://www.stopwar.org.uk/ where there is also information about a demonstration that the “Stop the War Coalition” is organising in London today.

COSATU has condemned this atrocity and demanded sanctions, a mass boycott, and the withdrawal of diplomatic representation. See the first item below.

The ANC also issued a strong statement about Gaza in general. See the second item below.

Among COSATU affiliates, the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) has issued an outstanding and detailed statement. See the third item below.

ANC Today, the on-line weekly publication of the ANC, yesterday carried an article detailing what has happened in the United Nations Security Council and the UN Human Rights Council. See the fourth item below.

Click here
to download the latest Umsebenzi Online in MS-Word format. You should already have it as an e-mail. A link to the CU web-page version is below. The title of the SACP General Secretary’s “Red Alert” article in this edition is “Revolution and Counter Revolution in contemporary South Africa”. This text will be taken for discussion in the Communist University on 8 April 2008.

Click on these links:

COSATU condemns Israeli attack on union office (457 words)

Killing of civilians in Gaza, ANC Media Release (195 words)

SAMWU condemns the actions of Israel (387 words)

Stop the collective punishment of Palestinian people, ANC (908 words)

Umsebenzi Online, Volume 7, No. 4, 5 March 2008 (1959 words)

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