We are in a period of mass mobilizations around the world. The masses of humanity are responding to the vicious effects imposed by a dying capitalism in permanent crisis. Across the globe people are mobilizing in outrage at the austerity plans that national governments have put in place to bailout banks and corporations- nationalizing corporate debts, while they amass huge profits- and, at the same time, eliminating social protections such as healthcare, education, social security, collective bargaining rights, and pension plans.
Workers, students, youth, the unemployed, and entire peoples are mobilizing to say Enough!: from Mexico City, Cairo, Chile and Greece, to Wisconsin, London, New York, and Tokyo- even in your town or city- the outraged (“indignados”) are opposing public spending cuts to essential human services by the global capitalist system, and are refusing to remain silent and invisible.
From November 29th - December 4th, workers and their organizations, will convene for three days of training (Nov. 29, 30 and Dec.1st) and three days of discussion (Dec. 2, 3, 4) to explore how some Latin American countries have chosen to create an economic alternative that integrates economies focused on human needs (healthcare, education, housing), and not corporate profits.
Join us for the 8th U.S./Cuba/Mexico/Latin America Labor conference in Tijuana México, December 2, 3, and 4th. To discuss how the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America is building co-operative, collective and worker owned structures outside of the imperialist dollar economy and how workers are uniting throughout the continent by way of the Trade Union Meeting of Our America to build on this alternative economic model.
This gathering will include a dialogue with the family of the Cuban Five, five Cuban men unjustly held in U.S. prisons for opposing U.S. supported terrorism against Cuba, with one paroled and not allowed to return to his family in Cuba. Join us to ask, “Will the real terrorist please stand up?” in a new film by Saul Landau in a joint presentation with the International Committee to Free the Cuban Five.
Attend three days of special classes adapted from the Cuban Workers’ Central Union’s Lazaro Pena school in Havana, before the conference, from Nov 29, 30 and Dec. 1.
Send a representative from your community, your workplace, or your union if you still have one - let’s spread the experiences. Help raise the funds needed! On line interest/registration and donations are accepted at laborexchange.blogspot.com or P.O. Box 39188, Redford, MI 48239.
PARTICIPATION FROM: CUBA: Raymundo Navarro Fernanadez International Relations of Central de Trabajadores de Cuba (CTC), Diosdada Vidal Valle y Anibal Melo Infante CTC of Cuba; VENEZUELA: Jacobo Torres de Leon Fuerza Socialista Bolivariana de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras; ECUADOR: Confederacion de Trabajadores del Ecuador; BOLIVIA: Representante de Central Obrero Boliviano; NICARAGUA: Frente Nacional de Trabajadores; HONDURAS: Juan Barahona, Frente Nacional de Resistencia Popular; BRAZIL: Joao Batista Lemos Secretario Adjunto de Relaciones Internacionales CTB; MEXICO: Humberto Montes de Oca, Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas, Oliverio Esquivel Reyes Federacion Sindical Mundial; ESTADOS UNIDOS: Rosie Martinez SEIU Local 721, URUGUAY: Leonardo Batalla PIT CNT
Conference Registration $81.00 (fri-sun) or $55.00 (sat-sun only) | Seminar $60.00
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LABOR SEMINAR: NOVEMBER 29, 30 & DECEMBER 1st
In the context of heightened economic, political and ideological attacks on working people, workers throughout the American continent are building institutions of learning that are expanding political ideas to solve some of today’s growing problems as it relates to the rights of all workers to live with dignity and revert the relations of power from corporations - and their drive for unscrupulous profit- to workers, and their needs for a dignified existence. This year’s Labor Conference will include a three day seminar that will cover the following themes towards deepening working class consciousness, working class unity, and working class power!
• Political, social and economic characterization and articulation of México’s, United States’ and Cuban economies: Its impact on workers, workers’ organization and their responses. Experiences in the struggle to build economic alternatives to neo-liberal capitalism. Unity of worker’s action. The Cuban Revolution: experience in modernizing its economic, political and social system.
• Continental Integration: New process of economic and social integration throughout for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean by way of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) that puts emphasis on solidarity, complementarity, economic justice and cooperation; its principal results and benefits.
• Trade Union Meeting of Our America (ESNA): Character and development of Latin American worker’s movement. 2011-2012 plan of action for the defense of fundamental class interests, solidarity, internationalism and unity.
Instruction will be facilitated by, Raymundo Navarro Feranadez International Relations of the Workers Central Union (Central de Trabajadores de Cuba- CTC), Diosdada Vidal Valle and Anibal Melo Infante CTC. Instructors from the National Cadre School of Workers- “Lázaro Peña”
REGISTRATION: Inscription cost, $60.00. (Does not include lodging or meals).
***Hotel reservations can be made at:***
Hotel Palacio Azteca
Blvd Cuauhtemoc Sur #213 Colonia Davila 22400Tijuana, Mexico
*Toll Free from USA 1 888 901 3720 Toll Free From Mexico 01 8000266660
Single Room $81 U.S.Dollars •
Doble Room $116 U.S. Dollars
*(This will included two breakfasts and one dinner per person)
To get the discounted price above p lease mention:
Cuba Labor Conference
Reservations should be made as soon as possible.
US-Cuba Labor Exchange,
International Action Center
International Committee to Free the Cuban 5
P.O. Box 22455 Oakland CA 94609 United States
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