[MKE - Indymedia] Colombia Labor Leader to Speak
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Tue Dec 14 20:10:49 PST 2004
Francisco Ramirez, President of the Colombian Miners' Union SINTRAINERCOL
survived an assassination attempt in October, 2004. He will be speaking in
Milwaukee, December 18-20th. He lives to tell the story of the brutal
violence against unionists and the complicity of US corporations.
Billions of dollars flow to the Colombian government for a "War on Drugs".
trade is increasingly controlled by the same right-wing paramilitary
groups that are paid by US Corporations for the suppression of organized
In his new book, The Profits of Extermination: How U.S. Corporate Power is
Destroying Colombia, Ramirez details how unarmed civilians are
systematically massacred and displaced to benefit multinational
corporations. He is personally involved in legal action against US
The main public event will be held:
1:00 pm Sunday, December 19th
633 S. Hawley Rd
Sponsored by the Milwaukee County Labor Council and United Steelworkers Union
If you are unable to attend the event on Sunday, here are two other
appearances featuring Francisco Ramirez:
5:00 pm Saturday, December 18th
Voces de la Frontera (in Spanish only)
1027 S. 5th St.
11:30 am Monday, December 20th
Milwaukee Area Technical College
700 W. State St. Room S116
Sponsored by AFT Local 212, HEP and the Latino Student Organization
e-mail:: ColombiaSupport at thomerwald.net
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