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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:41 PM
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Obama Defies Unions, Human Rights Advocates with Colombia Deal
Published on Thursday, April 7, 2011 by The Hill

Obama Defies Unions, Human Rights Advocates with Colombia Deal
by Kevin Bogardus and Vicki Needham

President Obama broke with union supporters Wednesday over a controversial trade agreement with Colombia that is vociferously opposed by organized labor.

The administration announced it would move forward with the deal after agreeing to an action plan with Colombia in which that country promises to make changes to its labor laws and improve its record of combating violence against union organizers.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/154485-presi...
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:42 PM
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1. And there are those who tell us
we need to continue to support him because the alternative is worse....

leading me to wonder, "With Friends like these.............."
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:43 PM
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2. Hmmm...but isn't this a step in the right direction?
Maybe it is not enough, but a start?
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:52 PM
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3. No. It's the same fucking Columbia sociopathic rulling class bullshit--
--that they have been putting out for 30 years.
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