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Workers and young people demonstrated on November 4 in Washington, D.C., against Israel's genocide in Gaza.
The US Postal Workers Rank-and-File Committee calls upon our coworkers across the country to take up the call by the Palestinian trade union federation for global job actions to force an end to the Israeli genocide in the Gaza Strip.
The situation there is horrific. Gaza’s 2.2 million civilians are trapped in an area the size of Detroit without food, fuel or water. The Israeli military is deliberately targeting hospitals, schools and civilians. Over 10,000 have died already, half of them children. The intentions of the Israeli government has been made clear by one government minister who recently advocated the use of nuclear weapons against Gaza, declaring the survivors should go to “Ireland or the desert.”
The right-wing government in Israel could not do this without the full support of the United States, which is sending weapons and deploying warships and nuclear weapons to surround the Middle East, threatening a wider war which could spiral out of control. Washington supports the genocide because it sees it as part of a globe-spanning conflict, which also includes the war against Russia in Ukraine, for world domination.
The fight against war is totally connected to the fight against exploitation and inequality at home. The same US government which says there is “no money” for decent wages and jobs at home is spending hundreds of billions of dollars for unpopular and criminal wars.
The fight to defend the US Postal Service is totally connected with the fight against war. Both parties are supporting the vast restructuring called “Delivering for America,” which is aimed at saving hundreds of billions by closing local post offices and shedding tens of thousands of jobs. Where is this money going? Straight out of our pockets to fund war and genocide.