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Melbourne - Rally: International Day Against Multinational Corporations

Discussion in 'Australasia' started by butcher, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. butcher

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    Sep 8, 2009
     
    When: Thursday, 22nd July, midday
    Where: State Library

    Why:
    A Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET) event.

    Corporations around the world act as a law unto their own. We see this play out in our myriad struggles. Many people are continuing the fight against the domination corporations exercise over peoples' lives, and we ask that you join us on this day to take a public stand against... the devastation these amoral corporations are inflicting on us and other oppressed peoples.

    Multinational Corporations act only to benefit the privileged few at the expense of the majority; to reinforce exploitation of poor people, smash unionism and undermine workers rights, terrorism and murder union activists, displace and assimilating Indigenous communities, and trash our natural resources and environment.

    The well-documented crimes of corporations such as BHP, Rio Tinto, Barrick Gold, Coca-Cola, Fonterra, Chiquita Brand, Monsanto, Drummond, Nestle, and BP is hardly complete; nevertheless, will be a focus of LASNET in illustrating the multitude of corporate crimes occurring globally.

    We acknowledge, and support, the proliferation of local struggles for workers rights/community power, autonomy and self-management, for freedom from corporate domination and devastation. We see this event as one of many actions we will be undertaking, and we are currently in the process of organising a 'Latin American, Australian & Asia Pacific Solidarity Gathering' to occur on October 15-17, 2010 in Melbourne.
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=104130669636727
    We invite you to both attend this rally on July 22 and further to assist us in the organising of our October Gathering.