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Another Colombia is Possible: Building Alternatives to Free Trade and War

Since 2000, the U.S. government has given the Colombian government nearly $4.2 billion in military aid through Plan Colombia, all under the guise of fighting the "War on Drugs." Still the cultivation of cocaine-producing coca continues to grow. Hear more about the struggle for farmers and workers rights at this event, organized by PCASC and Witness for Peace.
The U.S. funded "War on Drugs" in Colombia has propped up brutal military forces and right-wing paramilitary death squads. This has led to the death of tens of thousands of civilians, including over 2,100 trade unionists that have been murdered since 1991. Between 75% and 90% of trade unionists killed worldwide are killed in Colombia. Now, the Bush Administration wants to expand NAFTA to Colombia and Peru as part of the Andean Free Trade Agreement (AFTA). In Colombia, privatization and free trade economic policies damaging to workers are being enforced through brutal violence.

Come meet Rene and help build a global movement for workers rights and social justice!
Say "no" to the Andean Free Trade Agreement (AFTA)!

Friday October 6th
SEIU Local 49
3536 SE 26th Ave., Portland, Oregon

homepage: homepage: http://www.pcasc.net
phone: phone: 503 236 7916