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