3 Jul 2009

Latin American action in London over the next few days

Friday 3 July - SOLIDARITY PROTEST AT ALBERTO DURANGO'S APPEAL AGAINST DISMISSAL

Meet 10.30am outside Canary Wharf tube exit for picket at 11am at 31 Beaufort Court, Admirals Way, Loondon E14 9XL.

Alberto is a cleaners branch activist in Unite sacked from Schroders Bank by Lancaster cleaning company after a successful campaign against redundancies and for the living wage. He was entrapped by the company and UK Borders Agency - an increasingly common tactic against migrant worker trade unionists.

Supported by: Latin American Workers Association, Coordinadora Latinoamericana, National Shop Stewards Network, Clerkenwell & St Pancras Unite branch, John McDonnell MP and more

Note: the weekly Willis/Mitie cleaners picket has been suspended in order to support Alberto.

Background:
http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/britain/bosses_using_raids_to_target_activists

Friday 4 pm Picket in Solidarity with the people of Honduras!
outside EMBASSY Honduras
115 Gloucester Place London W1U 6JT
Tube: Baker Street / Paddington


Saturday 4 July - COLOMBIA SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN CONFERENCE
10.30am - 5.30pm School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Brunei Building, Thornhaugh St, London WC1
Themes: Current situation in Colombia and Britain and The Minga of Indigenous and Popular Resistance Followed by Bolivian and Latin American Dance Extravaganza from 6pm at Arch INKA, 202 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 Entrance £5/ £10 Full details: http://www.colombiasolidarity.org.uk/

Saturday 4 July - OUTDOOR CINEMA WITH SOAS UNISON
1-2pm SOAS 9 film and discussion of way forward for campaign in support of the detained cleaners. With Ecuadorian food!
Organised by SOAS Unison.

Reports of recent protests in support of SOAS 9, other detained workers and Yarls Wood detention centre hunger strikers at http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/07/433626.html and http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/06/433300.html

More details on this and other ways to support the campaign at http://freesoascleaners.blogspot.com/


Saturday 4 July 6pm – late BOLIVIAN DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA
Traditional Bolivian Dance workshop and dance. Live Folkloric Bolivian Music
DJ, Peruvian and Ecuadorian dance, Colombian music
Traditional Bolivian Dishes: Picante de Pollo, Chicharron y Ensalada de Quinua (Quinoa)

Venue: ARCH INKA 202 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 Between Brixton and Camberwell Green.

By Loughborough Junction Overground (Line Sutton-Luton, 2 minutes from Elephant and Castle and 10 minutes from King Cross).

Buses 24 hours (P4, 35, 45 & 345). Free parking.




Saturday 25 July Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution
2.00 – 4.30pm
Congress House, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3LS (tube station: Tottenham Court Rd)
Entry by optional donation.

On 19 July tens of thousands of Nicaraguans will gather in Managua to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the overthrow of the Somoza dictatorship and the coming to power of the Sandinistas. Join us to celebrate the astonishing achievements against tremendous odds of the Sandinista government in the 1980s, the legacy of the Revolution today within the Latin America context and NSC’s contribution to the global solidarity movement.

¨ Launch of the film ‘American Sandinista’ about the US war of aggression against Nicaragua through the life of US volunteer Ben Linder, murdered by the contra in 1986. The film will be introduced by the director Jason Blalock
¨ Grace Livingstone, author of ‘America’s Backyard: from the Monroe Doctrine to the War on Terror’
¨ Francisco Dominguez, Latin America Department, Middlesex University
¨ Alicia Sandino, charge d’affairs Embassy of Nicaragua (invited)

Further information: Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign, campaigns@nicaraguasc.org.uk, Tel 020 7561 4836
www.nicaraguasc.org uk

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