4th Latin America Solidirity Conference

Although US imperialism today is immensely powerful, it is facing some severe challenges. Unable to subjugate the people of Iraq despite a brutal invasion and occupation, the US empire also faces a continent-wide rebellion against neo-liberal capitalism in its own "backyard" Latin America.

SAT 30 SEPTEMBER UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY
Speakers include: Nelson Davila - charge de affaires, Venezuelan Embassy, Nelida Hernadez - Cuban Consul, Sylvia Hale - Greens MLC, Keysar Trad - Islamic Friendship Association, John Cleary -ETU and more!

CONFERENCE OPENING NIGHT FILM PREMIERE FIVE FACTORIES - WORKER'S CONTROL IN VENEZUELA
6.30PM FRI 29 SEPTEMBER
(Tom Mann Theatre, 136 Chalmers St, Surry Hills)
For bookings and conference registration ph 9690 1977 or 0432 335 030
Please find conference agenda below.

Registration: 9.00am
Plenaries
9.30-11am Venezuela, Cuba: leading the struggle against imperialism Speakers - Nelson Davila: charge de affaires Venezuelan Embassy, Keysar Trad: Islamic Friendship Association, Federico Fuentes - National Co-ordinator Resistance

3.30 US Hands off Latin America: building awareness and solidarity. Sylvia Hale - Greens MLC Roberto Jorqera - National Co-ordinator Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network, John Cleary - ETU and organiser of the Trade Union Solidarity Brigade to Venezuela.

Major sessions
11am -12.30pm Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution: achivements and challenges
Speakers - Jorge Jorqera: author, The unfolding revolution in Venezuela, Nelson Davila: charge de affaires, Venezuelan Embassy, Stuart Munckton: Green Left Weekly journalist specialising on Venezuela

1.30pm -3.30pm Cuba: emerging from the special period Speakers - Dr Tim Anderson, Nelida Herndez: Cuban Consul, Dick Nichols:author, The Cuban Revolution, defying imperialism building the alternative.

Workshops
11am-12.30pm
Latin American integration: pro-business or pro-people?
Women's struggle for equality in Latin America
Revolutionary Queer movement in Venezuela
Can Columbia's guerilla movement take power?
Free the Cuba 5 - imprisoned for fighting terrorism in US

12.30-1.30 Lunch

1.30-3.30pm
Indigenous Rebellion: the Bolivian example
Venezuela's Trade union movement
Mexico: the people vs. electoral fraud
Education for Liberation: the examples of Venezuela and Cuba
Central America: prospects for radical change.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE AUSTRALIA VENEZUELA SOLIDARITY NETWORK & THE AUSTRALIA CUBA FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY HOSTED BY THE UTS RESEARCH INITIATIVE ON INTERNATIONAL ACTIVISM SUPPORTED BY BOLIVARIAN CIRCLE (Sydney), SOCIALIST ALLIANCE, RESISTANCE, AMWU, MARXIST SOLIDARITY NETWORK, GREEN LEFT WEEKLY, STOP THE WAR COALITION (Sydney), COMMUNITY ACTION AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, UNSW DEPT. SPANISH & LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES, COMMUNIST LEAGUE, UWS STUDENT ASSOCIATION.

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