international solidarity

FILM: "Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad" (a little bit of so much truth)

In the summer of 2006, a broad-based, non-violent, popular uprising exploded in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. With its origins in a public-sector workers' struggle (a teachers' strike), the uprising in Oaxaca was not unlike what we are currently seeing in Wisconsin and other states.

But it was the people’s use of the media that truly made history in Oaxaca.

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ROAD TO DETROIT: International Labor Solidarity

Solidarity Without BordersJoin Robin Alexander, Director of International Affairs for the UE, and Benedicto Martinez, of the Frente Auténtico del Trabajo (FAT), one of the most important independent labor organizations in Mexico, for a discussion of the importance of international labor solidarity in the era of corporate globalization, and the role that the Social Forum movement can play in helping to foster that solidarity.

This event is a fundraiser for the UE-FAT Strategic Organizing Alliance, and part of the "Road to Detroit" series of events about building social movements as we prepare for the US Social Forum in Detroit in June.

HEALTH PROVIDERS SAY “VERMONT SHOULD LEAD THE WAY!”: Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign and Report on Relief Effort in Haiti

DSCF7212_0.JPGMONTPELIER – Over a hundred Vermont union nurses and other healthcare professionals held a press conference calling on Vermont to lead the way in establishing healthcare as a basic public good for all Vermonters at the Statehouse today. The event is part of a growing grassroots campaign called the Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign, which is coordinated by the Vermont Workers’ Center. There was a live call from Haiti reporting on Vermonters disaster relief efforts as part of the press conference in addition to talking about healthcare in Vermont.

Fletcher Allen Nurses and Technical Professionals Respond to Crisis in Haiti: [WITH THEIR REPORT FROM HAITI]

fahchaiti2.jpgHAITI - Nurses and Technical Professionals at FAHC who are members of the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, the union of 2000 members at FAHC, are organizing donations and groups of volunteers to go to Haiti in the coming days, weeks and months to help with the relief efforts.

VT UNION NURSES HOLD STATEHOUSE PRESS CONFERENCE:On Relief Effort in Haiti and Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign in Vermont


WHAT: Press Conference: Live Report from Nurses Haiti Relief Effort and Vermont nurses and health professionals stand up on for Healthcare Is A Human Right.

WHEN: 12noon, Friday, January 29th

WHERE: Cedar Creek Room, Statehouse, Montpelier