About the Workers’ Summit of the Americas

Mission & vision:

The Workers’ Summit of the Americas is a workers’ conference that calls for the programmatic unity of the working class and social movements to create a permanent forum for solidarity and the linking of anti-imperialist, anti-colonial and anti-patriarchal struggles in the American continent.

The Summit will be held in Tijuana, Mexico to counteract the Summit of the Americas organized by the U.S. Department of State in Los Angeles, California, in which the nations besieged by the US (Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, & others) were not allowed to participate.

Our strategic objective is to combat the violence applied to our people most particularly by U.S. and Canadian imperialism. We witness a process of recolonization of our peoples, expressed in the disproportionate growth of racism, poverty, unemployment and job insecurity, the environmental deterioration of the territories, gender and cultural violence, and the criminalization of migration.

Attendees will participate in discussions about the economic sanctions of U.S. imperialism and its partners in the European Union against Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua; growing poverty; unemployment and job insecurity; violence against trade unionists and social activists; gender violence, sexual and cultural diversity; structural racism and violence against Indigenous, native and Afro-descendant peoples; and the criminalization of migration; among other topics.

Our coalition:

This conference is organized by workers from Mexico, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, Honduras and the United States. Delegates from these nations will be in attendance. All anti-war & anti-imperialist groups from the north of the Rio Grande are invited to join our coalition.

Special thanks to:

1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East (498 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10018)

Mexican participation:

Movimiento Magisterial Popular Veracruzano, Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de Educación de Baja California (CNTE – BC), Movimiento Social por la Tierra (MST), Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE) de Baja California, Sindicato Independiente Nacional Democrático de Jornaleros Agrícolas (SINDJA), Partido del Trabajo de México, Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas

USA & Canadian participation:

Alliance for Global Justice, Task Force on the Americas, International Action Center, Chicago ALBA Solidarity, All-African People’s Revolutionary Party – GC, United National Antiwar Coalition, Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice, Frente Hugo Chavez para la Defensa de los Pueblos – Canada, International Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal, Committee to Stop FBI Repression, Samidoun NY/NJ, Sanctions Kill Coalition, Fuerza de la Revolucion, Anticonquista, Unión del Barrio, Troika Kollective, NLG International, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Black Lives Matter – OKC, Boston School Bus Drivers Union – Local 8751, Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO), Centro CSO (Community Service Organization)

Venezuelan participation:

Federación Bolivariana de Trabajadores del Transporte – Sectores Afines y Conexos (FBTTT), La Central Bolivariana Socialista de Trabajadores (CBST), Federación Nacional de Trabajadores del Sector Público (FENTRASEP), Fundación Free Alex Saab, Fundación Latinoamericana por los Derechos Humanos (FUNDALATIN), Corriente Revolucionaria Bolívar y Zamora (CRBZ), La Plataforma de la Clase Obrera Antiimperialista (PCOA)

Central America & Caribbean participation:

International US-Cuba Normalization Conference Coalition, Central de Trabajadores de Cuba (CTC), Honduras Solidarity Network (HSN), Friends of the ATC Nicaragua, Haitian Movement of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity (MOLEGHAF)