Tim Newman, Campaigns Assistant, International Labor Rights Forum
As the world watches the situation in Zimbabwe deteriorate, human rights and labor rights advocates are joining Zimbabwean civil society in calling for justice. Here in Washington, DC, ILRF will be joining a number of organizations in a protest on Monday, July 21st from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in front of the Embassy of Zimbabwe. The protest is organized by TransAfrica Forum and the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and is co-sponsored by the A. Philip Randolph Institute, AFL-CIO, Africa Action, Foreign Policy in Focus, Association of Concerned Africa Scholars, Metropolitan Washington DC Council (AFL-CIO), Priority Africa Network and ILRF. Please join us in calling for change!
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TRANSAFRICA FORUM and the COALITION OF BLACK TRADE UNIONISTS
JUSTICE FOR ZIMBABWE
- A Transitional Government
- A New Constitution
- Economic Justice – Workers Rights, A Debt Audit, Repatriation of Stolen Assets
- People-driven Social Investment
- A National "Truth and Reconciliation" Process to Begin National Healing
July 21, 2008
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Embassy of Zimbabwe 18th Street and New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
The people of Zimbabwe have been betrayed, by the government that claims to represent them and by Western governments that claim to support their desires for economic development and democracy. Post-independence promises made by the international community were not kept; the imposition of economic structural adjustment policies further entrenched inequality and reversed the initial gains made by the country. Internally, corruption, government mis-management, military excesses, and poor economic decisions have furthered the country's multiple social and economic crises. Today, after an illegitimate presidential runoff the country stands in economic ruin, wide spread political violence continues, and the only way forward is through a national dialogue and a political negotiation. Please join us in our standing with the people of Zimbabwe in their call for change!
A. Philip Randolph Institute; AFL-CIO; Africa Action; Foreign Policy in Focus; Association of Concerned Africa Scholars; International Labor Rights Forum; Metropolitan Washington DC Council, AFL-CIO; Priority Africa Network
Please join us!