Building Bridges | 6 October 2008
Afro-Colombian Unionists and Farmers Fight Repression
Carlos Rosero, Founder, Procesos de Comunidades Negras;
Raul Arroyave, Exec. Board Member, Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT) labor federation
Jose Schiffino, Trade Unionists in Solidarity with Colombia
Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
Summary: Thousands of Afro-Colombian sugarcane workers are on strike, for minimum wage & safety standards. The companies sent in state troops resulting in injuries. Violence is also accelerating in the forced removal of Afro-Colombian farmers from their land.