14 Nov 2010

Tour by Joel Linares grassroots socialist from Caracas


In 1989 the people of Caracas rose up against an austerity programme. Here in the UK we have seen student protests, in Caracas it was a spontaneous protest against bus fares that sparked things off. Eventually a new fairer economic system was introduced as a result of a grassroots and largely unorganised protests. Joel will be touring Britain and I would urge you all to go along and learn about the fight against austerity and the construction of a democratic economy. There is more to Venezuela than Hugo Chavez as well. We have got events in Cambridge, London, Cardiff, Norwich and Sheffield in the pipeline.

Joel Linares is a Venezuelan Christian community activist from a barrio in the west of Caracas, whose work is influenced by Liberation theology. He is a graduate of the Venezuelan government's 'Mision Cultura' programme and is involved in a number of initiatives to promote community participation and development in Caracas and across Venezuela. He is currently doing work for Venezuela's Social Development Bank (BANDES).

UK Speaking Tour: November/December 2010
-- Organised by Alborada

::: Saturday 27th November (London)(In Spanish)

6.30pm-9pm

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::: Monday 29th November (Cambridge)

Evening

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::: Tuesday 30th November (Cardiff)

Evening

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::: Wednesday 1st December (Nottingham)

Day

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::: Wednesday 1st December (Sheffield)

Evening

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::: Thursday 2nd December (London)

Evening

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::: Friday 3rd December (University of East Anglia, Norwich)

Day

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::: Friday 3rd December (Norwich)

Evening

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Any proceeds from the tour will go to the 'Cayapa' collective which Joel forms part of and which promotes community development projects in barrios in Caracas.

More info: info[at]alborada[dot]net



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