Wednesday, 8 August 2007

ACTION: UNION ACTIVIST ASSASSINATED IN EL SALVADOR

Another reposting from the good folks at the Centre for the Study of Education and Work:


URGENT ACTION: UNION ACTIVIST ASSASSINATED IN EL SALVADOR

The Salvador Action Network (CELSAN) is asking you to take action
in responseto the worrying and highly suspicious assassination of a
union activist, Miguel Angel Vásquez Argueta, in El Salvador on 17 July
only two weeks after the union he represented, the Electrical Sector
Workers' Union (STSEL), endorsed and participated in the peaceful
protest against water privatization in Suchitoto that the Salvadorean
police broke-up violently.

The most recent example of state repression of peaceful dissent and
social movement organization in El Salvador that has culminated in
the charging of 13 peaceful anti-water-privatization protesters with
"terrorism" is but a growing and troubling trend in El Salvador. In
the past year, several social movement and political opposition
activists have been beaten by police, arrested, and murdered
execution-style by "unknown assailants". The memories of the brutal
state terror of the 1970s and 80s that these incidents conjure are
chilling.

Take Action!

Please send an email of protest to the Toronto Consul's email
address: mailto:anamurra@rree.gob.sv.

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