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Philadelphia Afl-cio Council Condemns Soviet Anti-semitism

The Philadelphia Council of the AFL-CIO has adopted a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and the persecution of minorities in the Soviet Union. The resolution cited the trials and convictions of Soviet Jewish leaders “on trumped-up charges of anti-state activities,” as being “in line with the worst anti-Semitic traditions of Czarism, and the barbarous practices of Stalin.”

The AFL-CIO Council called upon all of its affiliated groups to register their protests with Adlai Stevenson, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, requesting him to present the views of the organized labor movement on the situation of Soviet Jewry to the UN Human Rights Commission. The labor group also urged that letters of protest be sent to the Soviet Ambassador to the United States, Anatoly F. Dobrynin.