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Announcement :: Labor
TODAY: Colombian Worker & Union Activist Speaking at Harvard!
06 Nov 2005
KILLER COKE

Sunday, November 6th @ 3 pm

45 Mount Auburn Street
Right next to Tommy's Pizza

*Why are hundreds of union activists being murdered in Colombia?
*How are the paramilitaries responsible connected to Coca-Cola?
*Why does Harvard continue to give exclusive contracts to Coke?

Speaker: WILLIAM MENDOZA
President of Barrancabermeja Sinaltrainal, a union in Colombia that has seen its workers murdered, tortured, and detained by paramilitaries.
William Mendoza has survived countless threats to his life working in a Coca-Cola factory in Barrancabermeja, Colombia

Sponsored by Student Labor Action Movement

And coming soon...

FIRE THE BOSS! ECHAN LOS PATRONES!

Tuesday. November 8. 5 pm.

45 Mount Auburn Street

Hear from Argentina's worker movements, and learn about how they are running their workplaces: democratically and without a boss!

Speakers will include...

Carlos Alberto Barra - Unemployed Worker Movement (MTD Allen)
Noelia Lecerfs - Worker at the recovered enterprise Hotel Bauen
Eulalia Perez - Cooperative of Shoe-Makers' Ex-Adidas Factory
Elsa Montero - Worker at recovered health clinic Clinica Fenix

History:

In 2001, Argentina's economy collapsed. Factories began closing, foreigners began pulling their money out of the country, leaving the poor to fend for themselves. But the workers in Argentina didn't take this lying down. Instead they started to organize.

Workers took control of their factories, seized the machines, and they started to produce again, but democratically and without a boss!

Unemployed workers movements continued to provide for the unmet needs of their communities, creating bakeries, work cooperatives, and community gardens to provide food and jobs.

On Tuesday, these workers will be coming to Cambridge! We hope to create a space where we can learn from each others' struggles, find common ground, and forge new strategies for international solidarity.

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