Recently, the head of the Ontario arm of the Canadian Union of Public Employees decided to open his mouth and make a policy statement. He decided that Ontario Universities should ban Israeli academics from coming onto the property, unless they denounce the recent invasion of the Gaza Strip, and probably Zionism as well. The last I have added. The news release can be read here.
Sid Ryan is angry that the Islamic University of Gaza was shelled. Apparently a group can shell Israel all they want and nary a peep comes out of the mouth of Sid Ryan, but don't Israel dare try to stem the shelling.
So Sid Ryan has decided to change the look of CUPE to something a little more appropriate, such as:
I do wonder what color of shirts members of CUPE will wear when they set up guard posts at the various Ontario Universities to ensure no "Israeli" academic sneaks onto the campus and attempts to pollute the pure Aryan minds of the students engaged in proper Anti-Zionist thoughts.
Although I do wonder why he stopped there, why not call for the expulsion of all possible "Israeli" students. Indeed let's rid our universities of the "Zionist" poison. I think members of CUPE should go through the libraries of all the University and gather all the books written by "Israeli" writers and burn them in a huge bonfire.
Of course the irony is Sid compared the bombing of the University to the Nazi burning of books. Which is very ironic, since he wants to engage is supression of academic freedoms. The National Post had a full article on the atrocity of Sid Ryan.
If you want to contact CUPE, here are some phone numbers:
Sid Ryan, President, CUPE Ontario, 416-209-0066
Pat Daley, CUPE Communications, 416-616-6142