Violence against overseas unions reminds us...
...how hard our forefathers fought for economic justice. There were murders and assasinations here too. It could happen again. We must stay vigilant. One of the best things we can do to support our troops is to support the workers in Iraq. If they feel they have American friends they will be less likely to kill our military brothers and sisters.
In less than a week, four union members in two countries—Guatemala and the Republic of Guinea—were murdered or kidnapped for standing up for their freedom. And in Iraq, two trade unionists were killed and seven kidnapped in the ongoing violence.