Defying violent state repression, a diverse coalition of Colombian workers and their unions, Black and Indigenous communities, environmentalists, young people and rural workers made big gains in defeating proposed laws that benefiting the rich at the expense of working people.
Francisco Maltés, president of the Unitary Workers Center (CUT), describes how they did it—and where they go from here.
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