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Deadly Embrace: Nicaragua, IMF/World Bank and Global Village or Global Pillage
Date Tuesday May 11
Time 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
World Centric (at Aha Center)
2121 Staunton Ct, Palo Alto
http://www.worldcentric.org
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorAseem Das
Using outstanding footage this program traces the history of U.S. involvement in Central America, presenting the 1990's economic policies of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and U.S. agencies as a continuation of the war of the 1980's by economic means. Notes that after 5 years of IMF and World Bank programs Nicaragua experienced the worst economic collapse in its history and was reduced to one of the poorest countries on earth. 30 min, 1996 Carmencita "Chie" Abad - Tue., May 11, 8:30 pm, will speak and lead a discussion after the films "Deadly Embrace: Nicaragua, World Bank & IMF" & "Global Village or Global Pillage". Chie Abad speaks from personal experience about the hardships endured by millions of workers in sweatshops around the world. Chie spent six years as a garment worker on the Pacific island of Saipan, a U.S. territory. She endured wretched working conditions, frequently working 14-hour shifts in order to meet arbitrary production quotas for her employer, the Sako Corporation, which makes clothes for the Gap and other U.S. retailers. When she tried to organize a union, Chie was met by fierce resistance from management and eventually lost her job. She now lives in the U.S., where she works to educate Americans about the inhumane factory conditions occurring worldwide, including on U.S. soil. Chie was instrumental in forcing 26 major retailers to settle a lawsuit in Septmber 2002 to improve conditions in Saipan. Her story is an inspiring example of how people can win if they stand up for their rights
Added to the calendar on Sunday May 9th, 2004 4:34 PM
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