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#1 Boston Union Bosses Lead Chants Calling For Destruction Of Israel Along
08-09-2014, 12:00 AM
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Boston Union Bosses Lead Chants Calling For Destruction Of Israel Along With “Long Live The Intifada!”
… The union in question is United Steel Workers 8751 and the leaders in question are local president Steven Kirschbaum, and his second-in-command, vice president Steven Gillis.
The local and its leaders have been in an ugly contract dispute with their employer Veolia, which runs the school buses for the city of Boston. Veolia also runs bus lines in Israel and has been the target of anti-Israel BDS activists.
In an effort to gain support for their fight with Veolia , the leaders of USW 8751 have taken their dispute too far, past the bounds of decency.
Kirschbaum and Gillis were prominent participants at an Al Quds celebration that took place in Boston on July 25, 2014.
For people who don’t know, Al Quds Day celebrations were initiated by Ayatollah Khoemeni in Iran in 1979. These celebrations, which have spread to many cities throughout the world, are scenes of terrible anti-Semitic, anti-Zionist and anti-American incitement. People at these rallies have called for the murder of Jews.
At the rally in Boston in late July, protesters chanted in support of the Intifada. And USW 8751 leaders played a central role in this rally. During the event, the local’s president, Kirschbaum, consulted with the people who led the chants at the rally and the subsequent march down Boylston Street.
In addition to chanting “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” a call for Israel’s destruction, they also chanted “Long Live the Intifada! Intifada! Intifada!”
And they chanted this slogan into megaphones and microphones. And USW 8751’s vice president Gillis helped broadcast this message by carrying a speaker on his head as the crowd, more accurately described as a mob, made its way down Boylston Street, just a short walk from the scene of the 2013 Marathon Bombing.
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