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martes, febrero 21, 2006

Venezuelan union leader on U.S speaking tour

Luis PrimoLuis Primo, a leader in Venezuela's new leftist union movement, will be coming to the U.S. to speak in cities up and down the West Coast. Don't miss this chance to hear a firsthand account of the new workers' movement in Venezuela!

If you're in the Bay Area, come hear him at an event I'm putting together on March 25th (below). If you're elsewhere in the western U.S., check Hands Off Venezuela for talks in other cities. (HOV could also use some assistance for the tour.)

And if you're not in any of those places, check out this recent interview of Primo by a Marxist labor journal. It's in Spanish, but I'm working on a translation -- I'll post it when complete.

Saturday, March 25th

The Venezuelan People and the Bolivarian Revolution

SEIU 715 Hall
2302 Zanker Rd.
San José, CA, USA

12 noon: Film Screening
“Venezuela Bolivariana:
People and Struggle of the 4th World War”

This documentary by Marcelo Andrade examines the Venezuelan Revolution as connected to the worldwide movement against capitalist globalization. Find out how the Bolivarian Revolution, thanks to its grassroots and networking power, transcends the national frontiers of Venezuela and contributes with concrete alternatives in the fight against neoliberal capitalism.

1:30 pm: Special Guest Speaker
Venezuelan Trade Unionist
*** Luis Primo ***

Regional Coordinator, National Union of Workers / Unión Nacional de Trabajadores (UNT)

Currently, Primo is a Regional Coordinator for the UNT (Caracas-Miranda). He is also responsible for Trade Union/Political Education for the UNT on the national level. His other UNT assignment is working with the Ministry of Labor on the Committee on the Recovered Factories. He is the former president of the Caracas metro workers union. Primo will also be running for the National Leadership of the UNT at its upcoming congress this spring.

Refreshments provided • $5-$15 donation, no one turned away • Wheelchair accessible

Sponsored by:
Hands Off Venezuela
SEIU Local 715 Latino Caucus (email)
WILPF San Jose Branch
South Bay Mobilization

For more information: email bugsblog@yahoo.com

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