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Afro-Colombian unionists and farmers fight repression

Building Bridges | 6 October 2008

Afro-Colombian Unionists and Farmers Fight Repression

Featured Speakers/Commentators:
- 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.

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 source: Building Bridges