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02-10-2006, 12:38 PM
Anti-globalization leader Jose Bove denied entry to US to attend labour conference
LabourStart (http://www.labourstart.org/docs/en/000280.html)

Anti-globalization leader Jose Bove, the French farmer who became world famous after destroying a McDonalds "restaurant", was scheduled to open today's conference in New York City on the subject of global companies and global unions. Bove was slated to open the 9:30 AM session on a development agenda for the world's labour movement, but when the conference opened, organizers announced that yesterday, US authorities denied Bove entrance to the country and returned him to France. The conference organizers -- mainly from Cornell University's school of industrial and labour relations -- spent several hours trying to persuade the American government to let Bove in, and even got the support of New York senator Hillary Clinton, but to no avail. Bove is now back in France.

However, thanks to the new communications technologies, Bove was able to address the conference using his cell phone.

This outrageous attempt to silence dissent -- no doubt at the behest of global corporations like Monsanto who detest Bove -- must be condemned by the entire labour movement.

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