Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The peoples of Guadeloupe and Martinique have an inherent right to self-determination and national independence.

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Racisme and discrimination in the French caribbean against human an social rigths:

"Today the vast majority of businesses remain in the hands of the white settlers (who comprise little over 10% of the population). This fact is further compounded by the knowledge that, in spite of the high rate of unemployment and lower wages, the price of basic goods is greater than that in France."

The International Liaison Committee of Workers & Peoples (ILC) urges all supporters of democratic rights to send protest statements to the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., to demand that the demands of the people of Guadeloupe and Martinique be met. Tell them:

“We call on you and on the French government to 1) withdraw all special riot police and troops sent to Guadeloupe, 2) put a halt to any and all forms of repression against the striking population, 3) return to the negotiating table with the LKP Strike Collective and 4) heed their legitimate demands, beginning with an immediate 200 Euro increase in the minimum wage.

Call (202) 944-6000, fax (202) 944-6072 or email info@ambafrance-us.org. Please send a copy of your statement to ugtg@wanadoo.fr and ilcinfo@earthlink.net.

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