[act-ma] SAT 1/11/14, Globalization & Peoples Movements - Bangladesh to Colombia, 3 pm, MIT Room 4-237

Geoff Carens geoff.carens at gmail.com
Thu Jan 9 07:56:17 PST 2014

*Globalization and People's Movements – from Bangladesh to Colombia*

*A discussion with *

*Aviva Chomsky, Anu Muhammad, Ed Childs  *

*Saturday January 11, 2014 3 PM*

*MIT – Room 4-237* <http://whereis.mit.edu/?selection=4&Buildings=go>

* 77 Mass Ave Cambridge, MA*

*Free and Open to the Public *

In the global South workers and peasants fight starvation wages and plunder
of natural resources; in the North austerity for workers and bailout for
capitalists have become a dominant phenomenon. As most nation states
continue to collude with global capital, people's movements grow for a just
and sustainable world. The speakers will review recent examples in
Bangladesh, Colombia and the US and the prospects for real democracy and
global solidarity.

Aviva Chomsky <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviva_Chomsky> is a historian,
author and activist. She teaches at Salem State University in Massachusetts
and her activism and academic work include the development of the global
working class, immigration in US and mining in Colombia.

Anu Muhammad <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anu_Muhammad> is an activist and
professor of economics at Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh. His
research work and activism includes globalization and energy, specifically
mining and garment workers issues in Bangladesh.

Ed Childs is an activist and leader in UNITE HERE <http://www.local26.org/>!
and International Action Center <http://www.iacenter.org/>, a cook at
Harvard and participant of Occupy Boston.  UNITE HERE represents workers
throughout the U.S. and Canada who work in the hotel, food service,
manufacturing, textile, laundry, and airport industries.

Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia (
Bangladesh Workers Solidarity Network (
Mass Global Action (www.massglobalaction.org )
MIT Western Hemisphere Project (http://web.mit.edu/hemisphere/ )

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