[act-ma] 5/9 Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death -- a film showing

Boston Militant Labor Forum bostonmlf at yahoo.com
Wed May 7 18:05:02 PDT 2008


The Militant Labor forum presents a film showing:
 
Congo:
White King, Red Rubber, Black Death
 
The film describes how King Leopold II of Belgium ruled the Congo as his
private colony between 1885 and 1908. Slave labor was imposed as he carved out
an empire based on terror to harvest rubber. The Belgian government has
denounced this documentary as a "tendentious diatribe" for its
depiction of Leopold II, whose brutality was responsible for the death of what
some estimate was as many as 10 million people. But the events in the Congo spurred
an international campaign against the imperialist colonizers. Learn a part of
history that is rarely taught.

Friday,
May 9, 7:30 p.m.
Militant Labor Forum Hall
13 Bennington
Street, 2nd floor, East Boston, MA 02128
617-569-9169 or email: bostonmlf at yahoo.com  • Translation to Spanish available
Suggested Donation: $5 • Traducción inglés-español / español-inglés  
     
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By train, take the blue line
to Maverick Station and walk down Meridian about 5 blocks to Bennington, by
Liberty Plaza.


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