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Sun May 26, 2019, 03:52 PM

Italy unions refuse to load Saudi ship in protest over Yemen war

Italian unions refused on Monday to load electricity generators onto a Saudi Arabian ship with weapons on board in a protest against the war in Yemen.

The Bahri-Yanbu vessel loaded arms in the Belgian city of Antwerp earlier this month, but was prevented from picking up another consignment of weapons in the French port of Le Havre following protests by humanitarian groups.

Rights campaigners say the weapons contravene a U.N. treaty because they might be used against civilians in Yemen, where a Saudi-led military coalition is battling the Iran-backed Houthis in a war that has killed thousands.

Union workers refused to load two generators aboard the boat, saying that although they were registered for civilian use, they could be instead directed to the Yemen war effort.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-italy-arms/italy-unions-refuse-to-load-saudi-ship-in-protest-over-yemen-war-idUSKCN1SQ17W

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Reply Italy unions refuse to load Saudi ship in protest over Yemen war (Original post)
ck4829 May 2019 OP
Aristus May 2019 #1
Billy Ray Joe Bob. May 2019 #2
watoos May 2019 #5
Billy Ray Joe Bob. May 2019 #6
Kurt V. May 2019 #3
malaise May 2019 #4
Celerity May 2019 #7
watoos May 2019 #8
Kurt V. May 2019 #10
JudyM May 2019 #11
Evolve Dammit May 2019 #9
JudyM May 2019 #12

Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 03:55 PM

1. Good for them.

Just another reason why I support union labor 100%.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:21 PM

2. Meanwhile

 

The USA air force is still refueling Saudi bombers so they can reach Yemen. The Congress voted to stop it but Trump vetoed the bill and the republican controlled Senate voted to not override trumps veto. So we are still complicit in the murder of men woman and children in Yemen. God bless the USA,,, not.

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Response to Billy Ray Joe Bob. (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:36 PM

5. It's past time to impeach

 

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Response to watoos (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:38 PM

6. Yep nt

 

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:28 PM

3. Italy is experiencing their own authoritarian rule right now. the unions can change that course. nt

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:34 PM

4. Wonderful

There is always resistance

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:38 PM

7. Rump rage tweet inbound when this becomes commonplace

He loves his head-choppers and bone-sawing monsters

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:40 PM

8. The EU elections

 

Are moving farther right. Macron is no liberal but he lost seats while LaPen gained. The same is happening in other countries.

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Response to watoos (Reply #8)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:55 PM

10. not exactly. the right gained. the greens gained. Centrist lost just a bit.

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #10)

Mon May 27, 2019, 01:19 PM

11. More polarization.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:48 PM

9. Thank you Italian Union members. Why in hell are we not doing the same????

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 03:48 PM

12. K&R for heroes.

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