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Argentine Factory Wins Legal Battle: FASINPAT Zanon Belongs to the People

August 14, 2009 Marie Trigona 0

The workers at Argentina’s occupied ceramics factory FASINPAT won a major victory this week: the factory now definitively belongs to the people in legal terms.  Since 2001, the workers at Zanon have fought for legal recognition of worker control at Latin America’s largest ceramics factory which has created jobs, spearheaded community projects, supported social movements world-wide and shown the world that workers don’t need bosses. […]

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Another Anti-mining Activist Shot in Cabañas El Salvador, Hitman Tied to Pacific Rim is Detained

August 13, 2009 Jason Wallach 0
Ramiro Rivera, Nueva Trinidad

A leader in the movement opposed to re-opening the El Dorado goldmine in northeast El Salvador was in stable condition after being shot eight times in the back and legs. Doctors at San Salvador’s Rosales Hospital said it was “miraculous” that Ramiro Rivera survived the attack, which occurred in front of Rivera’s modest house. Rivera identified one of two assailants as Oscar Menjívar, who was detained by police in Cabañas, where both men reside. […]

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