Brazilian union CSP-Conlutas endorses BDS
An open letter from the union read:
Dear Brothers and Sisters
The CSP-Conlutas, a Brazilian new Labor Federation, endorsed your call to join the BDS campaignin the meeting of our national coordination held last year.
Previously we had been always involved in building solidarity with Palestine through the theprotests against the 2008-2009 Israeli war on Gaza, and the struggle against the Free TradeAgreement between Israel and Mercosur endorsed by the Brazilian government.
After joining the BDS campaign we sent a representative to Palestine for the Education WorldForum in 2010 and to the Beirut Anti-Apartheid week in 2011, we joined the protests in solidarityto the Arab Revolutions held in 4 cities in Brazil, and currently, together with Palestinian Solidarity Committees, we are working on the BDS campaign denouncing the Free Trade Agreement and the presence of Israeli companies operating in Brazil like Elbit Systems and Strauss Coffee.
Please keep us informed of all activities to end the occupation of Palestine, for equal rights to the Palestinians and for the right of return for all refugees.
Sao Paulo, April 8th 2011