The video documented the story of Yi Yeting, an occupational disease patient turned worker activist. It is a story of the unequal battle waged between workers and capital, between individual and the state; yet it is also a story of personal growth and empowerment, of overcoming one’s suffering and gaining collective consciousness.
The Asian Solidarity Delegation held a press Conference at the Parliament Hill Ottawa, December 9th 2010. This delegation representing asbestos victims, trade unions, and Asian health organizations, called on the Canadian Government to close the asbestos mine in Quebec and ban the exportation of asbestos. Press Conference included asbestos activists Kazumi Yoshizaki from Japan and Omana George from AMRC. The delegation was joined by NDP MPs Pat Martin, Winnipeg-Centre, Thomas Mulcair, Outremont, and Nathan Cullen, Skeena-Bulkley Valley.