Keeping the pressure on GM
Colombian GM workers announced on September 22 that they are suspending their hunger strike to show their "commitment to a definitive solution to our demands, and to demonstrate our will to talk and our hope for a prompt, just and final mediation." They have asked us to follow their lead and halt public protests as a gesture of good will.
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This announcement comes on the heels of a major day of action on September 17 during which over a thousand activists around the country took to the streets, college campuses, their phones and the internet to demand justice for Colombian GM workers on hunger strike.
Click here to read a note of gratitude from Jorge Parra, President of the GM workers' association.
A map of 9/17 actions:
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Email firstname.lastname@example.org if your action is not listed on the map.
Click here to read a statement by the United Church of Christ in support of Colombian GM workers.
Click here to read a statement in support of the workers by Andre Gingerich Stoner, Director of Holistic Witness and Interchurch Relations for Mennonite Church USA.
Click here to read a statement in support of the workers by Bishop Thomas Gumbleton.
Click here to view a partial list of people who fasted in solidarity with Colombian GM workers on 9/17.