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The Coca Cola Case

A new film by NFB on Coca Cola and the disappearance of unions in Colombia.

Emergency Demonstration to Stop the Raids!

Executing massive and unprecedented US-style raids in East Toronto, Leamington, and Bradford/Simcoe County, the Canada Border Services Agency has arrested and detained over 100 migrant workers across Southern Ontario. Hundreds of families and friends are wondering right now why their loved ones have not returned from work. The hundreds of thousands of non-status people across [...]

Colombia trade deal will increase repression – Latin American workers

In-depth online video news feature offers warning to Canadians about continuing on corporate trade route.

Colombian Coal and New Brunswick Power: A Case of Environmental Racism

A case of environmental racism in New Brunswick concerns the coal extracted from mines in Colombia that is then exported to our province for power generation. Coal from Colombia has been dubbed “Colombian blood coal” because of violent displacement of communities and assassinations of union leaders at the country’s coal mines.

South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) Refusing to offload a ship coming from Israel to South Africa carrying Israeli Goods

The Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) in Canada commends the members of the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) in Durban for making history by being the first group of workers to refuse to offload a ship coming from Israel and carrying Israeli goods (statement from union and South African Solidarity Organizations below). [...]

Say No to the Canadian-Colombian Free Trade Agreement

An Open Letter to Hon. Keith Ashfield, MP for Fredericton January 22, 2009 Dear Hon. Keith Ashfield, We write to urge you to vote no to ratifying the Canadian-Colombian Free Trade Agreement. Colombia is the most dangerous country in the world for trade unionists, with over 2,500 union leaders and human rights defenders murdered there [...]

ICEM Calls for Immediate Ceasefire to Ease Gaza Hostilities

The 20-million-member International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Union (ICEM) has added its voice to the calls for an immediate ceasefire and the opening of border crossings between Israel and Palestine to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza.

Another trade unionist assassinated in Colombia

The murder of Brother Ortiz coincided with the union’s serious differences of opinion with the director of the Valle regional authority, William Garzón Solís, who has been accused of corruption, harassment of the union and enjoying the support of Senator Martínez, who appears to have links with paramilitaries. Mr. Garzón has stated that he has [...]

Top ten reasons why Canada should cancel Harper’s “free trade deal” with Colombia

More labour leaders are killed in Colombia every year than in the rest of the world combined! Trade unionists are terrorized to put a chill on union organizing. This keeps unions weak and wages miserably low. It benefits businesses’ bottom line and keeps Colombia attractive for foreign investment. Who is being targeted? Prime targets are [...]

Legalizing Terror: The Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Toronto, December 7, 2008. Featuring: • Jesús Erazo, union leader with Sintracarbon, Colombia, talking about working conditions and their opposition to the Colombia-Canada Free Trade Agreement.