TRUE DEMOCRACY SUMMER 2001 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Did You Know? Part 1
AIFLD in Central America: Agents as Organizers. 1986. 76 pages.
2nd edition (1990) available for $5.95 from the Resource Center.
P.O. Box 2178
Silver City NM 88062-2178
The Resource Center published two booklets on the same general topic, "AIFLD
in Central America" and "Workers of the World Undermined." These deal with
the international activities of organized American labor, principally the
AFL-CIO. Their American Institute for Free Labor Development was linked to
the CIA since it began in 1961. Today the AIFLD has been eclipsed by the Free
Trade Union Institute, and the covert CIA links have been replaced with overt
Congressional funding through the quasi-private cutout known as the National
Endowment for Democracy. Both amount to the same thing -- a device for keeping
foreign workers "free."
The Inter-Hemispheric Education Resource Center, founded in 1979, is a nonprofit
research and policy institute with a full-time staff of five. The Resource
Center specializes in Central American development issues and U.S. policy.
They also track the many private and quasi-private organizations and religious
groups, as well as the interlocking network of conservative personalities
behind them, that emerged in the U.S. during the Reagan years. Write them
for their publication list. ISBN 0-911213-11-2