domingo, septiembre 06, 2009

Protests Against the Colombia-USA FTA in Washington DC and against Uribe in NYC




The Colombia FTA Breaks Our Hearts!
Union Station on Tuesday, September 8th at 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

4:30pm - 7:30pm
Union Station
Columbus Circle
Washington, DC

Mass Picket, Street Theatre, Rally, to Denounce Colombian Govt Lies, and to Support and Honor Those Struggling Against State Violence, Impunity, Denial and Inaction.

Background: The Colombian Govt is spending $800,000 on a PR campaign to whitewash its image for policy-makers in DC 5-15th Sept using the official slogan: 'get to know Colombia, through its heart'. There will be approx 40 statues of hearts scattered around the city with a main exhibition with larger displays inside DC's Union Station. Fair Trade and Human Rights defenders need to be sure the REAL truth gets out!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127336838197

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Protest President of Colombia Álvaro Uribe's Presence in NYC!
because we are sick of human rights violations on indigenous peoples, Afro-Colombians, women, and all of our loved ones who are affected by his administration's policies!

PROTEST the presence of Álvaro Uribe, President of Colombia, in NYC!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Essex House
Ballroom
160 Central Park South
New York, NY, 10019

Álvaro Uribe is currently Colombia's rightwing president---under his administration, countless human rights violations and atrocities have been committed and continue to be committed as we speak.

WE PROTEST Uribe's presence in New York because we are sick of these violations on our loved ones, on los campesinos, on the indigenous, on the Afro-Colombian populations, on women, on the LGBTQ communities, and those who are fighting for a more just Colombia.

WE PROTEST because we have an obligation to honor the struggle of these people, many of which are victims of a conflict that has lasted too long...

WE PROTEST because we are concerned for the livelihoods of our families and compañeros who are living day to day in Colombia or we know someone who is affected by the conflict...

WE PROTEST because we love justicia, paz, y la vida....

WE PROTEST because in New York City, rightwing human rights violators are NOT WELCOME!!!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=155371663592