[MKE - Indymedia] Need Videographer for Iraqi Labor Speak-Out June 20th!!!

Susan Ruggles slruggles at wi.rr.com
Sat Jun 18 18:53:26 PDT 2005


We need a videographer for the Iraqi Labor Speak-Out on Monday, June 20th,
7:00 p.m., Teamsters Hall, 6200 W. Bluemound.
This event is part of 20-city U.S. tour by Iraqi labor leaders, and will be
part of national documentary produced by U.S. Labor Against the War. Please
reply, or call Sue Ruggles 414-688-3772 for details.

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WHAT:  Iraqi Labor Leaders to Speak in Milwaukee
WHEN:  Monday, June 20, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Teamsters Local 200 Hall, 6200 W. Bluemound Rd. Enter on 62 St.
WHO:  Two leaders from the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions of Iraq
(FWCUI) will speak about their struggles for labor rights in the new Iraq.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear directly from Iraqi union leaders and
learn how the Bush Administration's anti-labor agenda is playing out in the
lives of Iraqi workers.

These representatives will talk about the challenges of free trade policies,
privatization, and attacks on workers' rights. Their goal is to build unions
that are independent and free of government control. They call for the
removal of U.S. and British forces. They are committed to a
democratic, secular, and multi-ethnic Iraq.

FWCUI President Falah Alwan is an engineer who refused to sign a Saddam
loyalty pledge and became an underground union organizer in factories and
the construction trades. After the regime fell, he helped organize the FWCUI
in 2003.

Amjad Ali Aljawhry, the FWCUI North American representative, was blacklisted
by the former regime because of his political views and organizing
activities. He fled to Turkey in 1995, and now lives in exile in Canada
where he has been active in antiwar and labor solidarity work.

The FWCUI represents power generation, leather, transportation, drilling,
and textile workers.

Sponsored by the Milwaukee Chapter of U.S. Labor Against the War, and
endorsed by the Milwaukee County Labor Council, AFSCME Local 82, AFT Local
212, Faith Community for Worker Justice, Milwaukee Coalition for a Just
Peace, National Lawyers Guild-Milwaukee Chapter, Peace Action-Wisconsin,
Steelworkers United District 2, and Wisconsin State AFL-CIO.

For more about the tour and speakers:  www.uslaboragainstwar.org

Free and open to the public, presented in English.

Refreshments afterwards.

For info contact: Sue Ruggles at 414-688-3772

Sorry about duplicate postings.

Park in the surface lot at 62nd and Bluemound.


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