Train Drivers Strike for Gaza

An interesting and effective means of activism has been realised in Norway:

On Thursday 8 January all trains in the whole of Norway, and
all trams and subways in Oslo, stood still for two minutes in
protest against the Israeli invasion. The union issued the
following information for passengers:

Because of the situation in the Gaza Strip, the Locomotive
Drivers Union in Norway has decided to demonstrate our
solidarity with the Palestinian people. This will be organised
by adding two more minutes of stoppage at the station. The
same action applies to all passenger trains in Norway
simultaneously. We demand the immediate withdrawal of all
Israeli troops from the Palestinian territory. Thank you for
your understanding.

It would be awesome to enact similar measures in Britain; problem is, with trains hardly ever running to time, if at all , the stoppage would probably pass unnoticed.

Still, it is very tempting…

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This entry was posted on January 9, 2009 by in Conflict Zones, Europe, Israel, Middle East, Palestine and tagged , , , , , , .
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