Colombians against privatisation

This video, recorded in Britain, says about itself:

Justice for Colombia speech to ATL part 1 of 3

Zabier Hernandez, the leader of the Colombian trade union, Sumana, addressed this year’s conference delegates, highlighting the plight of his compatriots and thanking ATL members for the continued support of the Justice for Colombia campaign.

Forty out of the 84 trade unionists assassinated during 2006 in Colombia were teachers and ATL’s support for Justice for Colombia continues to tackle a country that allows this reality to continue today.

In March 2007, ATL’s professional staff also joined trade union colleagues from across many other unions to protest outside the Colombian embassy in Knightsbridge, London.

Kay Carberry, Assistant General Secretary of the TUC, said: “It is unacceptable that so many of our brothers and sisters in Colombia were killed last year and we stand in solidarity with them against terrorism, repression and neo-liberalism. The Government of Colombia needs to stop treating trade unionists as ‘the enemy within’ and allowing their murderers to carry on with impunity.”

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And here are Parts 2 and 3 of the video series.

Over a million students and teachers marched through cities across Colombia on Thursday against proposed legislation that would pave the way for the privatisation of state schools: here.

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