Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Add your name: support the Bauen hotel workers

Thanks heaps to Scott over at "Canadian Lefty in Occupied Land" for bringing this petition to my attention. It is a letter to Argentinian Pres. Nestor Kirchner about the Bauen Hotel workers and their efforts to recover their company. Here's an excerpt from the letter:
Following a fraudulent bankruptcy and after exhausting all legal paths for a year and a half, they decided to take their futures into their own hands and they built what we can see today: a fully functioning hotel with a restaurant, bookstore and cultural galleries, along with spaces that they lend to social organizations for meetings, conferences and assemblies. If you want to demonstrate your pride in a symbol of the movement right in the centre of Buenos Aires, all you have to do is let the Bauen Hotel continue to operate the way its workers, with efficiency and solidarity, have planned it. [...] Over the last few months, Hotel Bauen has been through various attempts to close it down. Now, some legislators in the city of Buenos Aires want to introduce a regulation that will destroy what the workers’ cooperative has achieved.
Have you seen "The Take"? Watch this movie! And make sure you sign the petition :)


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