Friday, October 06, 2006

Bolivia Rising Tour Comes to Sudbury!

From the poster:

Bolivia Rising Tour: Canadian Tour of Bolivian Popular Movements

Tuesday October 17, The International Day of Solidarity with the People of Bolivia

What changes are going on in Bolivia today? What do social movements in Bolivia have to tell us? What role do indigenous people play? How can activists and social movements in the North best learn from and demonstrate solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Bolivia? Things are moving swiftly in South America. In Bolivia, the election of Evo Morales and the rise of social movement power are creating huge changes. Talk of nationalization and redistribution of wealth and power place the people of Bolivia at odds with the U.S. Empire.

With Alberto Camacho of the Sindicato de Correos ECOBOL from Cochabamba who has a political-union background of 35 years of struggle. He was a national leader of the Miners Union and a national executive member in the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB). He is presently a postal worker and organizer in the postal union. And Aydee Blanco Callejas of the Sindicato Mixto de Trabajadores Mineros Huanuni. Aydee is the first woman president of the union in 78 yeras of unions in the mine.

Two Talks

1) 2:30 pm. Room C-309 (in the Classroom Building) at Laurentian University
2) 7 pm. Fourth Floor Resource Area, St. Andrew's Place, 111 Larch Street.

(both locations wheelchair accessible)

Initial sponsors: Mine Mill/CAW Local 598; Native Studies Laurentian University; Labour Studies Laurentian University; Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty.

If you are local, please come to one or both talks!

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