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).