[Marxism] Union leader from El Alto, Bolivia to speak at CUNY

Russell Morse russell.morse at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 29 15:24:18 MST 2006

AELLA, The Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies, and
the Ph.D. Program in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center present

Urban Social Movements as Engines of Political Change: A Talk with Felix Muruchi Poma

April 5, 2006, 4-5:30 pm
Room 6112 (Sociology Lounge)
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue (bet. 34th and 35th St.)

Félix Muruchi Poma is an ex-mineworker and union organizer who has been
politically active in Bolivia since the period of the military
dictatorships from the 1970s to early 80s. He experienced the phase of
neoliberal "restructuring" (shut-downs) of the state mines and
"relocalization" (firing) of miners from the mid- to late-1980s.  More
recently, as a union and university leader in El Alto, he has seen the
growth and politicization of this burgeoning Aymara city and the latest
cycle of national-popular insurgency from the 1990s to the present.
Muruchi has lived through -- at close hand and as an engaged participant
-- some of the most important processes in contemporary Bolivian

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