Saturday, May 1, 2010

Celebrate May Day

International Workers Day is here again; a day to commemorate the sacrifices of the Chicago Anarchists in 1886.

Today also provides the opportunity to share a tremendous online film resource - The National Film Board of Canada. For over 70 years, the Film Board has provided over 12,000 works as Canada's public film producer and distributor. More than 1,000 of those works are available to online at no charge.

In keeping with this important holiday, here's a selection from the Film Board's online archive, The Coca Cola Case: The Truth That Refreshes.

The film details the role of Coca Cola in ant-union activities in Columbia
including the assassination of eight union activists.

It's great to see pro-labor films on controversial subjects supported with public funds. We'd be well-served to see the anemic U.S. public broadcasting system take a turn in that direction.

Click on the image to learn more about the
campaign to protect labor rights in Columbia.

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