Wednesday 28 June 2006

Latin America: Social movements fight back

Radical Activist Network Conference

Saturday 15th July
University of London Union
1pm-7pm Third Floor, ULU, Malet Street, London WC1

The Radical Activist Network, which Radical Activist Newham is a supporter of, has organised an important conference on Latin America that features Oscar Olivera, spokesperson for Bolivia's Coalition in Defense of Water and Life, ('La Coordinadora'), which was at the forefront of a popular uprising in Cochabamba in 2000 against US multinational Bechtel who had taken over their water systems as an IMF-imposed condition for Bolivian debt relief.

Oscar will be joined by a group of speakers who both write on and organise in solidarity with Latin American social movements including:

Hilary Wainwright, Red Pepper
Andy Higginbottom, Frontline Latin America
Sue Branford, Latin America Bureau and War on Want
Nick Buxton, trade activist based in La Paz, Bolivia
Paul Chatterton, Kiptik (Zapatista solidarity network)
Lies Craeynest, War on Want

Sessions and workshops will include:

  • Social Movements and Left Governments
  • Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution
  • Social movements in Bolivia
  • Brazil's Landless movement
  • The continuing Zapatista revolt in Mexico

Entry by donation (£2 suggested).

For more information see the conference page on the RAN website or download the flyer (PDF)

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