Friday, January 07, 2005

On the Murder of Trade Unionists

Harry's Place has a post by Labour Friends of Iraq on the murder of Hadi Salih, International Officer of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions.
He was tied and blindfolded and severely tortured before being forced to kneel and strangled by electric cord and shot. Our condolences and thoughts are with his family, friends and comrades. His killers were men loyal to the old regime of Saddam Hussein.
They go on to accuse the Stop the War Coalition of
putting the lives of foreign trade unionists at risk.
And end with the question
Any British trade union funding the Stop the War Coalition now has questions to answer: why fund an organisation that is – according to an ex-union leader and left-winger like Mick Rix – putting the lives of foreign trade unionists at risk? Do you stand with Mick Rix and the heroic Iraqi free trade unionists or Andrew Murray, StWC and their fascistic ‘resistance’? Which side are you on?

The lives of Iraqi trade unionists are at stake.
Put simply, murdering trade unionists is what fascists do. Any organisation or individual supporting those who murder trade unionists is supporting fascism. Do you want to belong to any organisation that supports fascism?

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