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Announcement :: Human Rights : International : Labor
11/25: The People Behind the Coal
25 Nov 2008
Coal provides almost 50% of the electricity produced in the United States . Much of that coal—including what's burned at the Salem and Brayton Point plants in Massachusetts —comes from two giant, multinational mines in Colombia .

In Colombia, some of the most powerless people-indigenous people with no resources, no electricity,
no water-and some of the most vulnerable- unions in a country with the highest rates of assassination and repression against union activists in the world-are
taking on some of the most powerful multinationals. We have a lot to learn from their example.
Colombia Vive is an all-volunteer
human rights organization that supports efforts for peace, human rights, and
social justice in Colombia .
We defend and support civilian groups in Colombia that share our
perspective.
We condemn all forms of political violence and therefore do not
support any of the armed actors in the Colombian conflict.

Colombia
Vive
31 Holden Street
Lowell , MA 01851
978-441-9488
colombiavive (at) mindspring.com

THE PEOPLE
BEHIND THE COAL

COLOMBIAN UNION LEADERS
SPEAK AT ENCUENTRO 5, CHINATOWN

Coal provides
almost 50% of the electricity produced in the United States .
Much of that coal—including what's burned at the Salem
and Brayton Point plants in Massachusetts —comes
from two giant, multinational mines in Colombia .

In Colombia, some
of the most powerless people-indigenous people with no resources, no electricity,
no water-and some of the most vulnerable- unions in a country with the highest
rates of assassination and repression against union activists in the world-are
taking on some of the most powerful multinationals. We have a lot to learn from
their example.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER
25
6:00 pm-Meet the
speakers, network
6:45 pm-Hear from,
dialogue with the speakers

ENCUENTRO 5, 33 HARRISON ST. , 5th FL.
CHINATOWN, BOSTON , MA


Estevinson Avila, president of the
Sintramienergética union which unites workers from the Drummond-owned and
operated mine of La Loma, has been pursued by paramilitaries because of his
involvement in the union.

Jesús Brochero is a top
leader of Sintracarbón, the National Union of Coal Industry Workers which
represents employees of the multinational-owned Cerrejón Mine in Colombia .

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For more information
contact rkrushnic (at) gmail.com or
achomsky (at) salemstate.edu.
Sponsored by Mass
Global Action, Colombia
Vive, Jobs With Justice, the MLK Bolivarian Circle of Boston , United For A Fair Economy

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