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Public Interview: South African Labor Leader Irvin Jim

June 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

(Flickr / Abayomi Azikiwe)

(Flickr / Abayomi Azikiwe)

A public interview and discussion  with Irvin Jim, General Secretary of the National Union of Metal Workers South Africa (NUMSA) will shed light on the social, political, and economic challenges facing workers, students, and the poor in post-Apartheid South Africa. The discussion will be moderated by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!

Elected in 2008 after 17 years in rank and file leadership in NUMSA, the largest union in South Africa,  Jim has not shielded away from criticizing the ANC government as the triple crisis of poverty, unemployment and inequality has continued to deepen in South Africa twenty-one years after the country’s first democratic election.

Jim will discuss NUMSA’s work in that fight, new horizons for South African and Pan-African protest, and the need for international solidarity with emerging movements, including resistance to the New York State Executive Order 157 by Governor Andrew Cuomo that blacklists organizations who boycott or divest from Israel over illegal occupation and expansion into Palestinian lands.

Co-Sponsors: Friends of NUMSA,, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, Institute for Policy Studies, NYC Taxi Workers Alliance, CODEPINK



June 14, 2016
7:00 pm
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