Support CUPW Against B’nai Brith’s Smear Campaign

Earlier this week, B’nai Brith Canada launched a smear campaign against the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), accusing the union of both supporting terrorism and aligning itself with “the path of violence and extremism.” This accusation comes amidst a CUPW decision to engage in a joint project with the Palestinian Postal Service Workers Union (PSWU), which B’nai Brith is smearing as a “pro-terrorist” organization. 

But let’s be honest, the CUPW is under attack simply for showing solidarity with Palestinians.  

Please thank the CUPW for consistently taking principled stands in support of Palestinian human rights. Send a thank you email here: [email protected]

It only takes 30 seconds!  Follow the example below if you wish:

Email Subject: I agree with CUPW’s support for Palestinian human rights

Email Body: I want to thank the Canadian Union of Postal Workers for their ongoing support of Palestinian human rights.  CUPW takes a principled stand when it builds bridges with unions and actors among oppressed communities like the Palestinians.  Please ignore the baseless attacks of pro-Israel groups, and continue your marvelous support for social justice around the world.

You can also Tweet a “thank you” message to the CUPW’s National President Mike Palecek at @Mike_Palecek.

More info about the CUPW:

The CUPW is a democratic union representing 50,000 postal workers across Canada. A supporter of Palestinian human rights, the CUPW has repeatedly condemned Israel’s military occupation, violations of international law and systematic oppression of the Palestinian people.

In 2008, the CUPW endorsed the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement calling for the application of economic pressure on Israel until it respects Palestinian human rights. Last fall, the CUPW endorsed CJPME’s Peace in Palestine petition calling on the Canadian government to condemn Israeli settlements. In June, the CUPW pledged its support for the Freedom Flotilla Coalition that seeks to challenge the inhumane blockade of Gaza. CUPW member Ron Rousseau participated in the Freedom Flotilla as it made its way through Europe this summer.  


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  • Colin Royle
    commented 2018-08-14 15:49:07 -0400
    From B’nai Brith Canada July 31 statement -

    A labour union representing 50,000 Canada Post employees has aligned itself with a Palestinian counterpart that supports terrorism and the elimination of Israel…

    B’nai Brith Canada aligns itself with the terrorist state of Israel, which murders Palestinians, kidnaps thousands of Palestinian children, and destroys the homes and lives of millions of Palestinians who have the misfortune of being the wrong ethnicity. The state of Israel fervently wishes for and works toward the elimination of the Palestinian people.

    B’nai Brith’s attempted smear of CUPW is disgusting and shameful.

    I commend the Canadian Union of Postal Workers for their ongoing support of Palestinian human rights.
  • Naima Hanafi
    commented 2018-08-09 11:45:48 -0400
    Bravo CUPW !
    Don’t let the Zionists bully you.
    The world is starting to catch on the lies of the terrorist state of Israel.
    How dare they attack you for standing for Justice when they are the ones committing genocide, killing Civilians including children.
    A “democracy” doesn’t terrorize and jail kids on a dauly basis.
  • Peter Lake
    commented 2018-08-07 01:05:43 -0400
    Well done, CUPW
    As Dr. M.L. King Jr. Once stated:
    “Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But, conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right”
  • Jack Friesen
    commented 2018-08-05 13:44:21 -0400
    As a lifetime member of CUPW (retired), I am proud that they have taken a stand against Israel appartid. CUPW is a democratic workers organization unlike B‘nai Brith which represents?
  • pf soto
    commented 2018-08-04 04:11:51 -0400
    BRAVO! Stay strong…“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice" (hopefully)
  • David Mivasair
    commented 2018-08-03 21:22:32 -0400
    It would good to also say that B’nai Brith has virtually no real constituency. They have a lot of money and make a lot of noise but certainly do NOT represent the Jewish people who live in Canada. (In fact, of course, no one group does.) CUPW has nothing to fear in standing up to B’nai Brith’s naked attempt at intimidation. CUPW should either ignore them or fight back and expose B’nai Brith’s lies and manipulation.