Cease Fire bulletin, issue 6

 
BY:Communist Party USA| February 23, 2024
Cease Fire bulletin, issue 6

 

After weeks of quiet consolidation of their coalition, Labor for Ceasefire, a group of seven big unions, 220 other locals and central labor councils, and two other groups, went public with its mass movement advocating a ceasefire in Palestine.

Top union leaders Shawn Fain of the UAW and Becky Pringle of the National Education Association, which had recently reaffirmed its ceasefire demand, exhorted unionists to organize workers — in and out of their own unions — to demand a ceasefire now. Read more here

Baltimore club members help greet the Pilgrimage for Peace

The Payne Memorial AME Church in Baltimore greeted members of various faith and non-faith communities as they journeyed from Philadelphia to D.C. demanding a ceasefire.

North Carolina party members celebrate Durham ceasefire resolution

Working alongside the Southern Workers Assembly, members of the Triangle/Greensboro club had been heavily involved with efforts to get the resolution passed.

NY YCL joins local ceasefire coalition

YCLers in NYC say, “Shut it down for Palestine!”

U of Michigan students: Divest from Israel

Students have launched a campaign to pull university money out of Israel.

Indian port workers refuse to handle military cargo bound for Israel

The Water Transport Workers Federation of India, which represents 3,500 workers in 11 ports, announced their refusal to aid Israel’s genocide and called for an immediate ceasefire.

Cuba Denounces US Complicity in Israeli Attacks on Gaza

Echoing statements of Fidel, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said that “a new and repugnant form of fascism is emerging with remarkable force at this moment in history.”

Cuba will soon present arguments against Israel before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and reaffirms that Israel and its accomplices should be declared responsible for the genocide.

Brazil recalls its ambassador to Israel

The move follows Lula’s sharp criticism of Israel for its attack on Gaza.

Dutch court blocks exports of F-35 parts to Israel

“It is undeniable that there is a clear risk that the exported F-35 parts are used in serious violations of international humanitarian law,” judge says.

70 cities and counties have now called for a ceasefire

Dane County, Wis.; Durham, N.C.; Toledo, Ohio; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Bolingbrook, Ill.; North Bergen, N.J.; Windsor Conn.; Athens, Ohio; Ferndale, Mich.; Glenwood Springs, Colo.; and Yellow Springs, Ohio are among the most recent cities to issue the call. Nine State and County Democratic Party Committees have also called for a ceasefire, including the Arizona, Hawai’i, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington State Democratic Parties.

National political support

69 members of Congress, including 5 Senators, have called for a ceasefire or cessation of hostilities. Of those, 18 are co-sponsors of Rep. Cori Bush’s resolution. Are your Senators and Reps. signed on? If not, call them today and every day!

State and local electeds

Close to 300 state and local elected officials have urged Biden to immediately call for a permanent ceasefire. Are your local elected officials on the list? If not, tell them to sign on today at bit.ly/CeasefireNowLetter.

More news on the struggle for peace from CPUSA and People’s World.

Got more news and photos to share?

Send more reports and pictures showing local party and YCL involvements in the struggle for a ceasefire to editors@cpusa.org.

Images: Cease Fire Bulletin (CPUSA); Building Bridges for Peace webinar promotional image by Labor for Ceasefire (laborforceasefire.org); Pilgrimage for Peace in Baltimore (Baltimore CPUSA); Members and supporters of the Southern Workers Assembly demand a ceasefire by Southern Workers Assembly (Instagram); Shut It Down coalition in NYC (NY YCL); University of Michigan students: Divest don’t arrest! (People’s World); Indian Port Image by Avika Antal (CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED); People in Gaza amid rubble (Network in Defense of Humanity via Resumen Latinoamericano in English); Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Mahmoud Abbas – joint press release by Ricardo Stuckert / Agência Brasil (CC BY 3.0 BR DEED); Israeli F-35I bearing Mk-84 bombs by DF Spokesperson’s Unit photographer (CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED); Members and supporters of the Southern Workers Assembly demand a ceasefire by Souther Workers Assembly (Instagram); Vigil recognizing lives lost in Palestine and Israel by Rep. Cori Bush (Twitter/X); State and local elected officials urge Biden to call for a permanent ceasefire by JVP Action

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