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Columbian Union activist/Coca-Cola worker, Fri. @ 7pm!!!

Just a reminder....
CBLOC, in collaboration with WItness for Peace, is excited to be hosting a union leader, and Coca-Cola worker from Columbia. If you have any questions or need more info. please contact CBLOC.
Kidnapping. Torture. Murder.

Friday, Oct. 17 @ 7pm
Musician's Hall Local 99 (325 NE 20th)

Speaker: Juan Carlos Galvis is Vice President of SINALTRAINAL, the Colombian national food & beverage workers union, and President of the CUT, the Colombian national trade union confederation, in the town of Barrancabermeja, and worker at the local Coca-Cola bottling plant. He is also a human rights advocate and leader of the local coalition "Space for Human Rights Workers of Magdalena Medio." Barrancabermeja is one of the areas in Colombia with the highest amounts of paramilitary violence, and as a result of this, Juan Carlos has survived numerous death threats and actual assassination attempts against his life, the most recent occurring on August 22, 2003. Juan Carlos is one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Coca-Cola filed in US Federal Courts evidence linking the Coca-Cola with the paramilitary groups that have threatened him because of his outspoken commitment to labor and human rights.

$3.00 cover at the door (nobody turned away!)

Portland Central America Solidarity Committee
616 E. Burnside, Portland, Oregon 97214
503.236.7916, < info@pcasc.net>

CBLOC, the Cross Border Labor Organizing Coalition,
meets the first and third Wednesday of each month
at 7:00 in our office at 616 E. Burnside.
Very Important Event 17.Oct.2003 09:50

Coke Boycotter

People are literally risking their lives going up against coke. This guy is risking a lot just to be here. If you go, try to bring back a report for people who can't go. (I'm gonna go, but others should also report on this.)