Latin America & the Caribbean

Featuring Pacha Guzman, a leading activist with the Venezuelan-based Ezequiel Zamora National Campesino Front (FNCEZ). The FNCEZ is Venezuela’s largest peasant-based organisation and is a member of La Via Campesina and the Latin American Coordinator of Campesino Organisations. Entry: $5 ($10 solidarity). All funds raised going to cover costs of tour. Tour supported by: Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network and many others.  

Celebrating the Cuban Revolution and Fidel's birthday. Music, poetry, food, raffle and more.

This forum will discuss the popular uprising in Colombia in the wider context of South American politics.

Journalists Nic Ford and Rodrigo Acuña will be speaking about their forthcoming documentary film 'Venezuela: The Cost of Challenging an Empire' and screening a short excerpt.

Brazil at a crossroad; the campaign for democracy

Brazilians current president Temer is enacting a militarisation of Brazil. Ten human rights activists have been murdered in the last five months, including prominent socialist, lesbian councilor Marielle Franco. 

Alongside this attack on democracy is a vicious privatization campaign aiming to transfer wealth from the poor to the rich. 

Brazilians are responding through mass protests, including hundreds of thousands rising up demanding justice for Marielle Franco. 

A roundtable discussion with Paula Sanchez (Chilean solidarity activist, nursing educator and unionist, Socialist Alliance NSW Senate candidate for the upcoming Federal elections), Dr Ian Ellis-Jones: (journalist for Green Left and author of recent pamphlet ‘Cuba: Revolution Under Attack’), Ben Radford: (Green Left journalist on Honduras and Peru current affairs).

Chair: Federico Fuentes, Green Left journalist, author of “Latin America’s Turbulent Transitions: The Future of Twenty-First-Century Socialism” and member of the Socialist Alliance.

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Guest speaker: Luana Alves, Sao Paulo socialist city councillor, activist with the Socialist Left Movement (MES) tendency within the Socialism and Freedom Party (PSOL) — Brazil’s largest radical anti-capitalist party.

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets across Brazil in defence of democracy, amid fears that far-right President Jair Bolsonaro may attempt a coup if he fails to be re-elected in October.

Find out more about the situation and the fight back on the streets at this forum hosted by Green Left and Socialist Alliance.

Location: Boorloo Activist Centre, 15/5 Aberdeen Street, Perth ( next to McIver Station)

Report back, discussion and questions with three long term Venezuela solidarity activists fresh from the LASNET Solidarity Delegation to Venezuela March 2019.
Frederico Fuentes (Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network)
Lucho Riquelme (Latin America Solidarity Network - LASNET)
Joe Montero (Media Arts and Entertainment Alliance)

Wenesday 27 March


Trades Hall,

Lygon St,



Location: 43 Below, Cnr. Hay and Barrack Streets.

Topic -'Situation in Venezuela'

Information session about the upcoming Australia-NZ solidarity brigade to Cuba. For 38 years the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society, ACFS has organised an annual work-study brigade to Cuba.

Music by CANDELA  band
Food and drink available on sale
Entry: $15 per person or $25 per couple
Cash only or direct credit in advance
Only 100 people due to convid restrictions so please book early.
ACFS bank account details:
BSB: 066005 Acc # 10020115 
Reference: Initials and 10 tix


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