[Marxism] Message from Kshama Sawant calling for the acquittal of the Las Heras oil workers
Juan Andres Gallardo
juanagallardo at gmail.com
Fri Feb 7 11:52:48 MST 2014
USA · INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITYMessage from Kshama Sawant calling for the
acquittal of the Las Heras oil workers06/02/2014
[image: Message from Kshama Sawant calling for the acquittal of the Las
Heras oil workers]
Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, member of Socialist Alternative
(in political solidarity with the Committee for a Workers International)
Dear High Court of Santa Cruz Province,
I am appalled by the mockery of justice that has occurred in the treatment
of the nine Las Heras oil refinery workers. I support the demand of
immediate and unconditional acquittal of these workers.
Working people have the right to stand up and demand living wages, health
benefits, and a safe and respectful work environment. I write to send my
solidarity with these protests and to let the world know we are watching.
I also want to speak out against the torture of these men and others. My
greatest sympathy goes out to the family of Jorge Sayago, but in no way
does his death justify torture. For the prosecutor to advocate for torture
is disturbing and unacceptable. Torture is a barbarous activity that should
be rooted out everywhere.
I lend my voice to those who speak out against this travesty of justice and
demand an annulment of the sentences. For the immediate and unconditional
acquittal of the oil workers of Las Heras.
*Councilmember Kshama Sawant*
Seattle City Council - Legislative Department
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