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Melbourne, August 28-29: Latin America Solidarity Conference 2009

People´s Power is changing the world
Latin America Solidarity Conference 2009
August 28-29, 2009 - Victorian Trades Hall, Melbourne, Australia

Major cracks are appearing in the global capitalist system – cracks that are being forced open by the tide of rebellions and revolutions across Latin America.

From Cuba to Venezuela and Bolivia to El Salvador, people’s power is toppling neo-liberal governments, challenging multinational corporations, and constructing social and economic alternatives to the plunder, war and injustices of the old system. For 50 years, the Cuban revolution has inspired millions of people around the world struggling for independence, human rights and genuine democracy. Now, the Venezuelan revolution, with its vision of “socialism of the 21st century”, is continuing to provide examples of what a socialist government can achieve.

Imperialism is confronting an unprecedented challenge to its brutal rule.

The Latin America Solidarity Conference will provide an open forum for all people wanting to learn about, learn from and build solidarity in Australia with the people’s power movements in Latin America.

FRIDAY, August 28

7pm • People’s power is changing the world: revolution and reconstruction in Latin America

50 years since the victory of the Cuban revolution and 10 years since the coming to power of the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela has shown that the continent is unwilling to bow to international capital. Over the last few years further victories have been added including Evo Morales in Bolivia and the FMLN in El Salvador. What does all this mean for a new socialism of the 21st century?

SATURDAY, August 29

9:30am • Obama´s foreign policy for Latin America: militarisation, blockade& trade agreements

The Bush administration supported death squads and mass killings in Colombia, an attempted coup in Venezuela, continued the blockade against Cuba, organised assassination attempts against Hugo Chávez and Evo Morales and reinforced trade agreements in favour of its multinationals. Will the empire be any different under the Democrat regime of Obama?

2pm • Latin America as alternative: new models of
economic, social and political power

After more than two decades of orthodox neoliberal doctrine and anti-democratic regimes, the tide has decisively turned across Latin America. Spearheaded by the Venezuelan revolution’s practical experiements in participtory economic and democratic models, the movement is impacting struggle from Boliva to El Salvador and Ecuador. The “end of history” has itself ended; a new discussion and practice for human suvivial and justice is being pursued apace.

5:30pm • Their struggle is our struggle: Strengthening solidarity

Campaigns, brigades and projects have been part of the process of globalising resistance to exploitation and inequality and building solidarity between Australia and Latin America.

Plus many workshops and evening fiesta

Registration:

Friday*: Conc $5/ regular $10/ Solidarity $15
Saturday: Conc $15/ regular $40/ Solidarity $50

* When registering for Saturday, Friday is free
To register use the form attached below or fill in the online form on the website.
Payments can be made by Money order or Cheque payable to Solidarity Conference.

Please send registration forms to c/ PO Box 5421 CC Melbourne VIC 3001
For more information, please email info@solidarityconference2009.org or phone
Roberto 0425 182 994, Sean 0415 122 135,
Oscar 0415 232 057, Paul 0413 072 137 or Lisa 0413 031 108

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Conferencia de Solidaridad con América Latina

Las mayores grietas están apareciendo en el sistema mundial capitalista – estas grietas están siendo forzadas abiertas por la marea de las rebeliones y las revoluciones en toda América Latina.

De Cuba a Venezuela y Bolivia a El Salvador, el poder del pueblo está derrocando los gobiernos neoliberales, desafiando la dominación de las corporaciones multinacionales de sus economías y construyendo las alternativas sociales y económicas al saqueo, la guerra y las injusticias del viejo sistema.

Por 50 años, la revolución cubana ha infundido a millones de personas por el todo mundo que luchan por la independencia, los derechos humanos y la democracia genuina. Ahora, la revolución venezolana, con su visión del “socialismo del siglo XXI”, sigue dando los ejemplos de lo que un gobierno socialista puede lograr.

El imperialismo está enfrentando a un desafío sin precedentes a su dominio brutal. Mano a mano con Cuba, las iniciativas de Venezuela a fortalecer la unidad latinoamericana por los programas basados en la igualdad, el respeto y la soberanía nacional, está creando un eje alternativo de cooperación y justicia que está fortaleciendo al Tercer Mundo.

La Conferencia de Solidaridad con América Latina ha sido iniciada por la Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network para proveer de un foro abierto por todas personas que quieren aprender sobre, aprender de y construir solidaridad con los movimientos del poder del pueblo en América Latina.

La conferencia incluirá los invitados de América Latina y facilitará el intercambio de la información, las experiencias y las ideas sobre

• La revolución bolivariana y el socialismo del siglo XXI
• Los movimientos de resistencia en muchos países latinoamericanos
• Las experiencias en la democracia participativa y el control obrero
• Los modelos de la sostenibilidad y la reparación ecológica en América Latina
• Las luchas indígenas por la justicia y la autodeterminación
• Las alternativas económicas al capitalismo y sus crisis
• Construyendo la solidaridad en Australia y internacionalmente

La AVSN invita a las organizaciones solidarias, los sindicatos, ONGs, los grupos de fe, los partidos políticos progresistas, y todos individuos interesados a participar en esta conferencia por: patrocinarla; presentar un taller o una exposición; registrar a asistir; y/o ayudar a promocionarla.

Por más información, por favor manda correo al info@solidarityconference2009.org o llama Roberto 0425 182 994, Sean 0415 122 135, Oscar 0415 232 057, Paul 0413 072 137 o Lisa 0413 031 108.

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