MON. APRIL 15:
S P E A K O U T A G A I N S T T H E M U R D E R
O F C O C A - C O L A W O R K E R S
Monday, April 15th, 7:00 PM
Ticknor Lounge, Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard
Hear from Coca-Cola workers from Colombia, Zimbabwe, the Philippines, and Guatemala when they pay a visit to Boston on their way to the Coca-Cola shareholders meeting in NYC.
Coca-Cola bottling workers in Colombia, South America have been kidnapped, tortured and murdered.
Its not the first time. Coca-Cola bottling workers and union leaders were assassinated in Guatemala in the late 1970s. The terror continued until international pressure forced Coke to act responsibly and ensure safety at the plant. However, conditions in Guatemala have deteriorated. Coke has turned over bottling operations to the same company they use in Colombia.
Coke continues to ignore reports that brutal violations of human rights are committed every day against workers who produce and distribute their products around the world. From Zimbabwe to the Philippines, Coke is shirking its responsibility. Even in the United States, workers who produce Coca-Colas Minute Maid juices endure extreme acts of intimidation, retaliation and harassment. Coke has turned a blind eye.
Join together to Tell Coca-Cola:
S T O P T H E K I L L I N G S,
P R O T E C T H U M A N R I G H T S, &
R E S P E C T W O R K E R S R I G H T S
Sponsored by International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), IBT Local 25, IBT Local 122, Jobs with Justice, Harvard Trade Union Program, & Harvard Progressive Student Labor Movement
For more information call Jobs with Justice
at 617-524-8778, email@example.com
SUN. APRIL 21 and MON. APRIL 22
Co-sponsored by the Latin American Action Coalition (AFSC, Colombia Vive, CISPES, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (Mass. Chapter), Tonantzin, BankBusters, LFSC and Latinas & Latinos for Social Change)
April 21, 22
Fighting Global Injustice
The Crisis in Colombia
The Global Role of the IMF/World Bank
Teach in and Cultural Program: Sunday, April 21, 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences, 725 Commonwealth Ave.
(BU Central green line T stop)
A forum with speakers, videos and workshops on: War and Human Rights
Abuses in Colombia, The IMF and World Bank, How Militarization Helps the
World Bank/IMF Agenda and How to Resist These Institutions and Policies
March and Rally: Monday, April 22, 4:00 PM
A march from Holyoke Ctr. Plaza, Harvard Sq. to Cambridge City Hall,
followed by a rally outside City Hall, demanding that Cambridge adopt
the World Bank Bond Boycott.
Events are in solidarity with protests in Washington DC against the
spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank, and against the School of the
Americas and U.S. military aid to Colombia.
Sponsored By: Latin American Action Coalition (Colombia Vive, American
Friends Service Committee, Latinas and Latinos for Social Change, Labor
Council for Latin American Advancement (Mass. Chapter), Committee In
Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, Tonantzin), BankBusters/
Boston Global Action Network, United for Justice with Peace, MA Jobs
with Justice, Harvard Initiative for Peace and Justice, Al Awda, Umass
Boston Human Rights Working Group, July 26 Coalition, National Lawyers
Guild MA Chapter
For more information, to endorse, or volunteer call or email :
Mario Davila (AFSC) 617-661-6130
BankBusters 617-755-0795 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gabe (LCLAA) 617-787-8761 email@example.com
MON. APRIL 29.
REPORT BACK FROM COLOMBIA
A slide presentation by
Jeff Crosby is President of IUE-CWA Local 201, the principal union at
General Electric in Lynn, Mass., and of the North Shore Labor Council.
He has been active in global justice protests such as the demonstrations
against the World Trade Organization in Seattle in 1999 and against the
Free Trade Area of the Americas Treaty in Quebec last year. He recently
returned from a 10 day trip to Colombia with a delegation which met with
trade unionists and leaders of women's, Afro-Colombian and human rights
organizations, as well as representatives of churches, the Colombian
Armed Forces, the Chamber of Commerce, and the US Embassy.
MONDAY, APRIL 29
SULLIVAN BUILDING 109A
Sponsored by the Peace Institute and the Program in Latin American
Salem State College, Salem, MA