Latin America and the AFL-CIO

Latin America has become a playground for the AFL-CIO operating through its “Solidarity Center” where any real workers’ struggle is unwelcome

AFL-CIO operates in Latin America through its “Solidarity Center” being the arm of the US government to divert real labor struggles to government-controlled, corporate unionism.

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Newly Revealed Documents Show How the AFL-CIO Aided US Interference in Venezuela *
The AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center has a long history of working hand in glove with the US government in undermining democracy and left labor movements throughout the world. The center emphasizes it has shifted away from these Cold War tactics in recent years. But newly obtained documents show that the Solidarity Center has worked closely with the US to undermine the Venezuelan government in the recent past. President Hugo Chávez addresses his supporters during a massive rally called as a show of strength to counter an opposition-led strike that has battered the nation's oil industry, on December 7, 2002 in Caracas, ...
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Open Letter To Labor Notes About Relationship To US NED Funded AFL-CIO "Solidarity Center" In Mexico & US
As I explain in my presentation, I’ve been active with the U.S. solidarity efforts since 2019 with organizers associated with the Latino Workers Leadership Institute and the Autoworker Caravan and, more recently, with Labor Notes and the Mexico Solidarity Project. It’s as part of the latter engagement (with some great trade unionists), that I became aware that the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center was playing a pivotal role. While workers can be grateful for any support in their struggles against the transnationals, the SC’s involvement brings into question its role in the international working-class movement against U.S. world domination ...
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An Analysis of Our AFL-CIO Role in Latin America; or, Under the Covers With the CIA
There is enormous evidence to show AFL-CIO complicity in the overthrow of democratic governments elected fairly by the people of Latin America and the Caribbean. Well-documented facts’ suggest that we of the AFL-CIO allowed our powder to be used to bring about the murderous coup in Chile which outlawed the Chilean labor movement killed tens of thousands and abolished the civilian and human rights of the people. If such is allowed it sorely diminishes our stature as trade unionists. If such decisions were made behind closed doors in our Washington offices, they must be brought out and questioned, reviewed and ...
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The AFL-CIO,. The US Government & Venezuela: A Report by James Patrick Jordan of AFGJ At LEPAIO Conference
On the 20th anniversary of the US attempted coup in Venezuela which was supported by the AFL-CIO, James Patrick Jordan who is the Alliance For Global Justice National Co-Coordinator made a report on their role. The report was made at the founding conference of the Labor Education Project On AFL-CIO International Operations. The conference was held on April 9, 2022, in Washington DC ...
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The Role Of The AFL-CIO In The 2002 Attempted Coup In Venezuela With William Camacaro
On the 20th Anniversary of the US AFL-CIO Supported Venezuela Coup, Dr. Margaret Flowers who is with Popular Resistance.org spoke out at the Labor Education Project On AFL-CIO International Operations that was held on April 9, 2022, in Washington DC. The conference called for an end to the $75 million dollars from the US government-funded National Endowment For Democracy NED for the AFL-CIO Solidarity Center and for opening the books of the AFL-CIO relationship with US government agencies ...
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On 20th Anniversary of US AFL-CIO Supported Venezuela Coup Dr. Margaret Flowers Speaks Out
On the 20th Anniversary of the US AFL-CIO Supported Venezuela Coup, Dr. Margaret Flowers who is with Popular Resistance.org spoke out at the Labor Education Project On AFL-CIO International Operations that was held on April 9, 2022, in Washington DC. The conference called for an end to the $75 million dollars from the US government-funded National Endowment For Democracy NED for the AFL-CIO Solidarity Center and for opening the books of the AFL-CIO relationship with US government agencies ...
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El Golpe: The AFL-CIO CIA Attack and Murder Against Mexico City Ford Workers & El Golpe
Rob McKenzie, a retired Minneapolis UAW Ford Union worker and leader has written a new book called El Golpe: US Labor, the CIA, and the Coup at Ford in Mexico. It is about the collaboration between the CIA and AFL-CIO leadership in organizing a murderous attack on the Mexican City Ford plant. McKenzie made a presentation about this thug attack and how it was organized in a presentation to the AFT PSC at CUNY on February 4, 2022 ...
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No New Funding for the National Endowment For Democracy!!
Not one more penny to help undermine and destroy the hopes, dreams and work of millions of women and men creating a better life for each other and their children! ACTION ALERT - Congress set to re-fund the NED! ...
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Petition to End Funding for the  National Endowment for Democracy April 20, 2006
WHEREAS, The US Congress is about to reconsider the funding needs of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its core institutes – The International Republican Institute (Republican Party), the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (Democratic Party), the American Center for International Labor Solidarity (AFL-CIO), and the Centers for International Private Enterprise (US Chamber of Commerce) – in particular the IRI and NDI, which will use up their allotments by April 30th; ...
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The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID):
If a foreign agency were to fund electoral campaigns in the United States, it would be considered an act of aggression, and those receiving the money would be considered guilty of treason. Yet, this is standard operating procedure for the NED and USAID. And when that fails to work, the NED and USAID are known to fund and help coordinate coup plotters, even against hugely popular elected officials ...
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