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Two centuries of independence
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Two centuries of independence

2010 represents a milestone in Latin America’s history as much of the continent celebrated their bicentenary of freedom from the Spanish Empire. The Latin American Bicentary Group is looking back on this momentous occasion with an upcoming talk on “Latin American Independence 200 Years after Bolivar’s Visit to London”, headed […]

Joel Linares and grassroots organisations
Struggles United Kingdom

Joel Linares and grassroots organisations

The Alborada Organisation, focused on independent coverage of Latin American issues, will host a discussion with community activist Joel Linares at the Union Tavern, Clerkenwell, London on Thursday 2 December 2010. In 1989, people in the Venezuelan community of Caracas stood in opposition against a rigorous economic programme. The opposition […]

Unites election results are in
Trade Unions United Kingdom

Unites election results are in

Len McCluskey has beaten off rivals to become the new general secretary of the UKs biggest workers Union Unite. In an election with a disappointingly low turn out of just 15.8% McCluskey secured victory with 42% of the vote.  He beat rivals Jerry Hicks coming in second place with 22%, […]

The Land of Fire: threats to communities
Latin America United Kingdom

The Land of Fire: threats to communities

On Thursday 2 December, the London-branch of the Colombia Solidarity Campaign will be holding a panel discussion on Colombian communities under threat. Catatumbo, a remote village in the north-eastern region of Colombia that is rich in biodiversity and indigenous culture, is also rich in oil, coal and the coca plant, […]

Coming soon: Latin America 2010
Movement United Kingdom

Coming soon: Latin America 2010

While the media fails to expose the truth about what’s happening in this continent, education, solidarity, international support and activism are the most important steps toward enacting change within the region. The event will be held on 4 December 2010 at the Congress House on Great Russel Street, London. The […]