Colombian Solidarity Campaign are holding a meeting
in Belfast on Tuesday 3 September in the Unemployed
Centre, Donegal St, Belfast at 7:00PM, in order to
form what we hope will be our first branch in Ireland
which will lead on to branches being formed in all
trade councils and trade unions.
campaign was set up to help the trade union movement
in Colombia, the most dangerous place in the world
to be a trade unionist or activist. Already this year
there has been the murder of almost 100 trade unionists.
The Campaign has the support of the ICTU.
Purpose and Objectives of the Campaign:
We are an anti-imperialist organisation, campaigning
for a socially just and sustainable peace in Colombia
based on human rights and diversity of the Colombian
draw attention to the role that is played by multinational
corporations in violating workers rights and
exploiting both the people and the environment of
report on the horrific human rights situation in
Colombia, which last year led to the deaths of 38,000
people, over 80% of whom were killed by right wing
paramilitaries who in many instances are working
for the multinationals;
oppose the criminalisation of social protest, and
to support the right of Colombian refugees to asylum,
and campaign actively to defend them;
hope to forge links with other South American support
groups in the near future and build a solidarity
network which will work for all workers in need.
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