Event is in Spanish with English translation.
FENSUAGRO (agricultural workers union) General Secretary Nidia Quintero will discuss the aspirations and fears of workers in Colombia. This event is part of a national tour hosted by Alliance for Global Justice, and Colombian Action Network.
The world is hopeful about new peace accords that will end more than 50 years of civil war. But despite the progress that has been made, Colombia is still the most dangerous place in the world to be a unionist, and assaults against human rights defenders have spiked in recent years. Fifteen of Nidia’s fellow organizers were assassinated for their activities between 2000 and 2004. These included both her husband, a union leader who was killed in 2002 and, ten days later, her 19 year old son who was also active in the union.
Rural workers and their families are especially vulnerable and no labor organization is more targeted than FENSUAGRO. They represent the population most affected by forced displacement; many of their leaders have been jailed for political reasons; and since FENSUAGRO’s founding in 1976, more than 1,500 of their members have been murdered.
Popular movements in Colombia have said international awareness is key if this peace is going to be just and durable.
Milwaukee event hosted by United Workers Organization, and Latin America Solidarity Committee, and LCLAA. Special thanks to the Machinist’s for the use of their hall.
6pm Sunday April 3rd at the Machinists Lodge
2609 W Oklahoma Ave Milwaukee WI
When? – Sunday, April 3 at 7 PM
Where? – Bremen Cafe, 901 E Clarke Street, Milwaukee
- 4/2 at 3pm: Trump Town Hall in Wausau, Wisconsin, SATURDAY, at the Central Wisconsin Convention and Expo Center, 10101 Market St, Rothschild, WI 54474
- 4/2 at 7pm Trump Town Hall in Eau Claire, WI, SATURDAY, at the
EAU CLAIRE, WI Memorial High School, 2225 Keith St, Eau Claire, WI 54701
#FightFor15 will be on a one day strike with members of the Chicago Teachers Union April 1. Join us!
6:30 a.m. Roosevelt High School (3436 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60625) or Harlan High Schools (9652 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60628)
4 p.m. Thompson Center, 100 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
Chicago Teachers Union: http://www.ctunet.com/
Solid Picket Lines Make for Solidarity
by ctu communications | 03/29/2016
“On Friday, April 1, the solidarity of Chicago Teachers Union sisters and brothers, along with the solidarity of more than 50 union and community organizations, will be on full display before the entire city, state and nation. In this unprecedented strike for political demands and state funding that encompass the entire state, our picket lines represent our strength and our resolve to fight for the schools our students deserve. We are in a battle with powerful forces that want to privatize schools, permanently reduce our livelihoods and divest from struggling neighborhoods. Our unity right now is the only protection we have against continued financial instability in the school district.
We are still at the beginning of a struggle that has already proven to be protracted and difficult. This one-day unfair labor practice strike will set in motion the larger forces that will ultimately be necessary to save our schools. Only a strong showing on April 1 and remaining united with our allies will help secure the revenue we need for a fair contract and adequate investments for our students’ futures. Below are some key points on the practicalities and politics of strong picket lines… http://www.ctunet.com/blog/solid-picket-lines-make-for-solidarity
And From Voces de la Frontera in Milwaukee:
And Janesville:Multi-racial crowd here at #StopTrumpJanesville now chanting “No human being is illegal!” / Todo@s las razas en la protesta de Trump gritando “Nadie es ilegal!”