Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Murder is a Type of Action!

The Obama Administration has been trying to push through several free trade agreements, the most offensive being a pact with Colombia because they've basically legalized the murder of union leaders.

In a pathetic attempt to paper over issue, the Administration created an "Action Plan" in April that was designed to get the Colombian government to pretend care about these murders long enough to pass the deal. As it turns out, even with a spotlight on their actions 15 union leaders have been murdered since the action plan went into effect!

Yesterday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka sent a letter to President Obama listing the names of the 22 workers who has been murdered in Colombia so far this year. It is an absolute disgrace that President Obama is pushing this deal, and good for Trumka for putting the human cost right in his face. Anyone who supports this deal has the blood of those workers on their hands.

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