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Adam Milstein: Leading movement to stop antisemitism

There is continued search for justice and equality for all human beings in the world today. The world is trying to fight cases of discrimination and hate of any kind. All human beings are equal and should be treated equally. However, despite all the efforts that are being applied to fight hate in the world, there is one that has stuck with us for a very long time and seems not to be going away any time soon despite the efforts being directed in its eradication. Anti-Semitism is a specific hate directed to the Jews. According to Jewish activist Adam Milstein, this is a form of hate that will not go away in the near future because it is supported by radical groups.

Adam Milstein has for a long time been trying to sensitize the world regarding this issue of anti-Semitism. He has been leading a campaign to eradicate the hate which he believes is an injustice against the people of Israel. The hatred against Jews is manifested in many forms. Sometimes it’s a joke and others can be very serious such as the action being taken by the BDS Movement. This movement intends to hurt the people of Israel by weakening them economically and alienating them from the rest of the world. Such a movement intends to weaken the Jews so that they can attack them. The enemies of the State of Israel put it categorically that they should be wiped out of the world, a statement that shows the level of hate facing the Jews.

Adam Milstein lives in the United States. He is an Israeli-American who is ready to change the situation by supporting the Jewish community in a stand against hate. Adam Milstein has been living in the United States since the 1980s, but he has never forgotten about his motherland. Every year, he is donating millions to pro-Jews causes that seek to strengthen the community. He believes the solution to the myriad of challenges facing the community lies in the unity of the community. There is no other way they can afford to stop their enemies than by standing strong and resisting discrimination.

https://www.israeliamerican.org/national/team-member/adam-milstein

Jim Larkin

James Larkin was a prominent activist and socialist that initiated the Irish Transport and Generals Workers’ Union during the year of 1907. Larkin was born in Liverpool, United Kingdom on January 21, 1876. Both of his parents were of Irish decent and James Larkin grew up rough in the slums of Liverpool with a small amount of formal education during his upbringing. Larkin had to work at a fairly young age to help out with his families expenses.

He worked at a lot of different manual labor odd jobs until securing a position as a foreman at the Liverpool docks. During his time working as foreman, he felt that much of the working class were treated extremely unfairly. As a devoted socialist, Jim Larkin would soon join the National Union of Dock Labourers and became a trade union organizer full-time.

His strike action methods were a bit overwhelming for the National Union of Dock Labourers, they decided to transfer James Larkin to Dublin, Ireland in 1907. Larkin founded the Irish Transport and General Workers’ while staying there. Read more: James Larkin | Biography and Jim Larkin | Wikipedia

His overall objective was to make each and every industrial Irish worker belong to only one union, no matter what skill or trade they were in. Larkin persevered and created the Irish Labour Party where he would formulate many strikes.

One of these strikes caused major positive impact during that time, this was the 1913 Dublin Lockout. Well over 100,000 Irish manual workers went on strike for duration of almost eight months, they succeeded and were finally promised their rights to fair employment.

The Valiant Escapades of Jim Larkin

Jim Larkin was born in England, the slam of Liverpool on 21st January 1876. He founded the Irish Transport General Workers Union (ITGWU), one of the biggest known in the region.

He was a committed socialist who believed that workers got unjustly handled and deserved better treatment. This belief was rooted in his experience during his working years. At a young age, Jim had to work in a variety of places to subsidize the household income. He became a supervisor at the Liverpool dock after which he enlisted in the National Union of Dock Labourers (NUDL) and took up the organizing position in the year 1905.

In 1907, Jim Larkin was shifted to the Dublin after an explicit misunderstanding in the NUDL, on his methods. While here, he established the renowned Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union. Read more: James Larkin | Biography

The primary union goal was to unite all Irish industrial workers, both the skilled and unskilled, into one organization. The objective was to build one big Union that additionally demanded the legal 8 hours day jobs, pension for all workers at the age of 60 years, and provision of work for the unemployed people.

Later, Jim instituted the Irish Party that saw many strikes like the significant 1913 Dublin Lockout where over a hundred thousand workers went on strike for almost eight months. This move was victorious as they won the right to fair employment.

Under his headship, the anti-war demonstrations in Dublin were held at the onset of the World War 1. He called upon the Irish men not to participate in the war. In 1920, Jim Larkin was adjudged of criminal turmoil and communism while in America. He was afterward deported to Ireland where he yet again formed the Workers’ Union of Ireland (WUI) and continued his fight for workers rights.

The methods that Larkin applied were thoughtful; none violent strikes and boycotting of goods and property. The basis of this was to preserve the companies, factories, and industries where his members worked. For him to have a trade union, he needed functional workers and institutions.

Jim died on 30th January 1947. He had four sons and a husband to Elizabeth Brown.