The Vermont AFL-CIO voted unanimously this week to condemn the hangings of Jews and others as alleged spies by Iraq and the “government-inspired campaign of anti-Semitism in Communist Poland.” The resolutions were introduced at the trade union’s annual state convention by Mertin Berger, district manager of the Garment Workers Union and regional vice chairman of the Jewish Labor Committee.
The resolutions noted that the Soviet Union, in addition to Poland and Iraq, deprived persecuted Jews of their right to emigrate and prevented their participation in the political and economic life of their countries. The delegates urged the U.S. Government to “express its opposition to such practices.”
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