Wednesday, October 29, 2008

2008 Labor Tour helps build Tijuana Conference

Help build participation in the V-Cuba/Venezuela/Latin America/North America Trade Union Conference in Tijuana - Dec. 5, 6, 7, 2008.

From Sept. 30 - Oct. 14, Latin American union leaders from Colombia and Nicaragua toured the U.S. talking with workers and activists about the advances made through ALBA - the Bolivarian Alternative to the imperialist free trade agreements; the Bank of the South; Petro-Caribe; the Yo si puedo literacy method arming people throughout Latin America with the weapon of knowledge; the operation milago correcting impaired vision that prevented people from gaining literacy; the struggle of the workers and Indigenous people in Colombia where nearly 50 union leaders have been assassinated this year alone; free education re-instituted in Nicaragua since the Sandinistas gained office; and much more. The Conference in Tijuana is the next step.