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GM Worker on Day 52 of Hunger Strike. Show Your Support at the Detroit Auto Show!

The Association of Injured Workers and Ex-Workers of GM-Colmotores (ASOTRECOL) is nearing its 530th day in tents outside of the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia.  ASOTRECOL President Jorge Parra has passed his 50th day on hunger strike here in the U.S.  And STILL General Motors refuses to negotiate with the workers!

That's why this Sunday and Monday (1/13-1/14), WFP members, faith leaders, autoworkers, human rights organizations, and other concerned people will be outside of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI to demand that GM return to the negotiating table with ASOTRECOL!

WHERE: Across from the Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226.

WHEN: Protests, 1/13 and 1/14 at 1:30-3:00 PM; Press Conference (with ASOTRECOL President Jorge Parra, faith leaders, and others), 1/14  at 3:00 PM.

Please come to Detroit to stand with Jorge, who is over 50 days into his hunger strike. Email walker@witnessforpeace.org if you can join us.

Help us get the call for justice to the GM executives and 5,500 journalists who will be at the Auto Show.

There will be a re-creation of the tents in which the ASOTRECOL workers continue their encampment, leafleting, and creative actions to drive home the message that GM cannot abuse and then discard its workers.

GM MUST NEGOTIATE! Help us keep the pressure on! Email walker@witnessforpeace.org for more information and ways you can be involved!

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