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Workmen’s Circle Urges End of War in Indochina, Rescinding of Blockade, Free Elections Under UN Ausp

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The 1000 delegates attending the 1972 national convention of the Workmen’s Circle here adopted a resolution calling for the total end to the war in Indochina, rescinding the blockade of the North Vietnam ports, the withdrawal of all American forces, and free elections under the auspices of the United Nations. The resolution, adopted at the close of the four-day convention, also considered US participation in the conflict as “an intervention in a war being waged between the reactionary and corrupt forces of South Vietnam on the one hand, and a totalitarian Communist force of North Vietnam on the other.” The resolution also called for renegotiation in Paris by all sides in the conflict.

In other actions at its closing session, the delegates called on the Jewish communities in the US and abroad to erect monuments commemorating the six million Jews who perished in the holocaust. Emphasis was placed on the necessity of establishing such a monument in New York City with its largest Jewish population in the world. Harold Ostroff, 49, of NYC, the nation’s leading builder of cooperative housing and executive vice-president of the United Housing Foundation, was elected president of the Workmen’s Circle.

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