- js reader version
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
by Socialist Appeal
Monday, Jul. 14, 2003 at 2:57 PM
Venezuela trade union solidarity appeal
Dear brothers and sisters,
We have received an appeal for solidarity from Ricardo Galíndez, a trade union leader in Barquisimeto, Lara in Venezuela. Ricardo was a member of the regional leadership of the Venezuelan Workers Confederation (CTV) in the state of Lara, FETRALARA. As a result of his intransigent defence of the interests of the workers he has suffered a number of aggressions. In November 2002, Galindez suffered a severe beating outside his workplace and has also been attacked by thugs at a factory gate while distributing copies of The Workers' Mole bulletin, of which he is the editor.
The beatings were related to the attempts to set up democratic unions in a number of workplaces in the metal industry. Last January the workers at Covencaucho, a tyre factory in Barquisimeto with some 400 employees, decided to occupy the factory in protest against the attempt of the boss to give them "unpaid holidays". Ricardo Galíndez got involved in giving advice to the workers. Shortly afterwards, on Sunday, January 26, Galindez was shot at in his own house. A bullet which was aimed at his heart missed by just a few centimetres and shattered his shoulder. That was not the last of the attacks. On Thursday, February 13, at 5.30 am, some 30 Covencaucho workers were attacked by armed thugs while they were going to their workplaces in the company coaches. Two workers were injured, one with a bullet wound in his arm and another one with glass fragments in his eye.
After a few months Galindez´s shoulder is now strong enough to undergo surgery. The cost of the operation is more than 14,000,000 bolivars (which at the current exchange rate is over $9,000). This is an extremely large sum which an ordinary trade union activist in Venezuela cannot afford (see operation budget, 1 -2). Therefore we are launching this appeal for trade union branches and individual activists around the world to contribute to cover this expense.
A slogan of the trade union movement is "an injury to one is an injury to all", and any attack on trade union rights in Venezuela is an attack on trade union rights worldwide.
We have set up a facility to make credit card donations on-line and you can also send cheques to:
Hands Off Venezuela Campaign
c/o Jorge Martín
96b Meeson Road
London E15 4AP
(make cheques payable to the "International Solidarity Club")
We will publish the accounts of all the money we receive.
Yours in solidarity,
Secretary, Hands off Venezuela Campaign
July 9, 2003.
[Back to In Defence of Marxism] [Back to Solidarity appeals]
Report this post as:
Change Links September 2018 posted
More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre
Site Outage Friday
Change Links August 2018
Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land
More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke
Change Links 2018 July posted
More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena
"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena
Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles
Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California
Change Links June 2018 posted
The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years
Unity Archive Project
Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi
CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police
Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies
California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings)
Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico
Change Links May 2018
Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed
GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE
lausd whistle blower
More Local News...
100 Ways GOP Have Stolen Elections Since 1876
Proximospective de l'univocité réifiée
Trump & Palestine vs. Genesis, Rashi & The Land of Israel
The Criminality of the Elites
Business de l'inhumanitaire
Marriage Rape/Date Rape Highest Rapes
Women I Know Get Raped - Too Many Times To Count!
Women In USA Have Stockholm Syndrom
Shooting Drill's Are Political Actual Shootings
Dr. Ford's Father Works With CIA
Google Abuses: Worldwide Spying, Censorship, War Promotion, Spying On Children, Etc
Paraphysique de l'administration
Affordable Rents? A State of Emergency Intensifies
A Few Of Many Impeachable Acts by Trump Sessions And Others
Désengrammation, l'éloge de la suite
someone Should Work In Hollywood - Good Acting!
Ford Gives Psych Drugs To Lower Class To Shut Them Up?
Hilllary Calls Ford Trailer Trash?
Most Rapes Are In Marriages
Nice Boys Dirty Deeds
Minnesota 2nd Largest Rape State
Paraphysique de la plus-value
More Breaking News...