[act-ma] WED 10/1 Colombian & Nicaraguan Trade Union Leaders in Boston!

International Action Center Boston iacboston at iacboston.org
Tue Sep 30 10:32:37 PDT 2008

*On Wednesday, October 1,
*Come hear Colombian and Nicaraguan Trade Union Leaders Oscar Gustavo 
Penagos Ortiz and Fredy Franco Speak in Boston!*
*** - Organized by U.S.-Cuba Labor Exchange
-  Hosted locally by USW 8751 Boston School Bus Drivers, International 
Action Center and the Women's Fightback Network***

*Tour Stops Include:

**12:30 PM - Boston City Hall Piemonte Room - Reception hosted by City 
Councilor Chuck Turner

5:00 PM - Government Center - Witness for Justice: Call for a Moratorium 
on ICE raids - Immigrants Rights *Sponsored by Massachusetts Interfaith 
Committee for Worker Justice and numerous immigrant rights groups
7:00 PM - Forum/Discussion - Global Economic Crisis demands Global 
Worker Solidarity!
Action Center - 284 Amory St, JP (in the Brewery Complex, near 
Stonybrook on Orange Line)*
Hear about the workers struggles in Colombia and Nicaragua!
Discuss the Economic Crisis and how workers and oppressed people can 
unite and fight back!
Bail out the People, not the Banks!
Demand an Economic State of Emergency! - No Foreclosures, No Utility 
Shutoffs! Roll Back Food and Fuel Prices!
-- Sponsored by Economic State of Emergency Campaign of the Women's 
Fightback Network, International Action Center, and the youthgroup 
F.I.S.T. (Fight Imperialism! Stand Together!)

*Biographical information:

Lawyer and Sociologist, with experience in the popular and cultural 
movement. Union director since 1999. Was elected to integrate the 
Executive Committee of the Central Worker Union, subdirective Bogota 
Cundinamarca in the Telecommunications Business of Bogota 
SINTRATELEFONOS in May of 2008 . Has participated in the EDUARDO UMANA 
MENDOZA Brigade, attending to people who have had their human rights 
violated and participated in the defense of persons with violated rights 
in massive detentions.

Abogado y Sociólogo. con esperiencia en el movimiento popular y 
cultural. dirigente sindical desde 1999. De el Sindicato de la Empresa 
de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá SINTRATELEFONOS en Mayo de 2008 fuí 
electo para integrar el Comité Ejecutivo de la Central Unitaria de 
Trabajadore CUT} Sub directiva Bogotá Cundinamarca. He participado en la 
Brigada EDUARDO UMAÑA MENDOZA Atendiendo a las personas victivas de 
violación de los Derechos Humanos y participado en la defensa de 
personas privadas de la libertad en detenciones masiva.

*Nicaragua FEPDES (**Federation of Educational Professionals of the 
Superior Education of Nicaragua)***
Fredy Franco; a social scientist and historian and known as the titular 
professor of the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN- 
Managua) since 1990. Representative of the Educational Universitaries of 
Nicaragua as General Secretary of the Federation of Educational 
Professionals of the Superior Education of Nicaragua. (FEPDES). 
Represents the Educational Universitaries before the National Council of 
Universities, the National Council of Education, the National Council of 
Economic and Social Planning, and before the National Head of Workers. 
Fredy writes for the University, Society, and Sandinista Vision. He is a 
columnist for the New Diary paper.

Fredy Franco,* Cientista Social e Historiador Profesor Titular de la 
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (UNAN-Managua) desde el año 
1990. Representante de los Docentes Univesitarios de Nicaragua como Secr 
etario General de la Federación de Profesionales Docentes de la 
Educación Superior de Nicaragua (FEPDES). Representó a los docentes 
Universitarios ante el Consejo Nacional de Univesidades (CNU), el 
Consejo Nacional de Educación (CNE), el Consejo Nacional de 
Planificación Económico y Social (CONPES) y ante el Frente Nacional de 
los Trabajadores. Escribe para las Revistas Universidad y Sociedad y 
Visión Sandinista, columnista del periódico El Nuevo Diario.

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