Steve Gillis

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Steve Gillis

Hands off Venezuela!

In May 2005 Hands off Venezuela! circulated an internet petition: "from American trade unionists and workers to the appeal to the U.S. government to stay out of Venezuela." Steve Gillis of USWA, the Local 8751 and President of the Boston School Bus Union endorsed the petition.[1]

Workers World

Steve Gillis contributed an article "Boston: This is what a police state looks like" to the Workers World of April 23, 2013.

Anti-Israel rally

According to Party for Socialism and Liberation supporters Daniel Marion, Saffronia Clark and Lev Kendrick, April 2 2018, at 6:30 P.M. more than 50 people gathered at Copley Square to denounce the ongoing violence of Zionist settler colonialism and occupation in Palestine

The speakout was called by the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism ANSWER Coalition, and was joined by a number of local and national pro-Palestinian and anti-Zionist organizations, including Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, Nerturei Karta International: Orthodox Jews United Against Zionism, and Workers World Party.

Hersch Rothmel of the ANSWER Coalition emceed the event and started the speakout by listing the names of the 18 Palestinians killed, followed by a moment of silence, before a series of speakers took turns denouncing Friday’s killings and the broader violence of Israeli colonialism and occupation.

Nino Brown, also of the ANSWER Coalition, spoke about the role that U.S. imperialism plays in keeping the settler state of Israel afloat.

Steve Gillis of WWP was also quick to make the connection between the U.S. and Israel. Nancy Murray spoke at the rally on behalf of the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, an organization that focuses on Israel’s use of water as “a weapon against the Palestinian people — what we could call ‘water apartheid.’”

Also present was Rabbi Davod Feldman and other members of the Nerturei Karta International, who came all the way from New York to support the rally.[2]