8 Sept 2008

Three Latin America events

We had a fantastic Green Left conference fringe last thursday, 90 people came and Roberto Perez, Diana Raby and Oscar Bergland Blanco were amazing inspiring.

Thanks to Joseph Healy for chairing and many thanks to the Bolivarian Embassy of Venezuela for hosting the event.

A whole series of groups and network helped spread the word and came along...sorry if I have missed anyone out but Hands Off Venezuela, Socialist Resistance, Rock around the blockade, Cuba Solidarity, the Permaculture Association and the nice women from Putney Rotary Club come to mind.

There are three fantastic Latin America events at least coming up..Harold Pinter and others are commorating Allende the murderered Chilian President on thursday night at Bolivar Hall.

There is a Rock around the Blockade showing of The Power of Community DVD on the greening of Cuba (the film with Roberto in!) tomorrow.


In the latest in our series of educational meetings about Cuba, we will be
‘The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil’, an award-winning
documentary about Cuba’s remarkable achievements in sustainable agriculture.

7.30pm, Tuesday 9 Sep, City Pride, 28 Farringdon Lane, Clerkenwell, London,

For more info about the film, see:

On wednesday October 1st Alan Woods will be launching his book with Samuel Moncada and John McDonnell...Payam recently elected on to the Green Party SOC takes up the story:

Given the success of Thursday night's pre-conference fringe at Bolivar Hall, I thought some on this list might be interested in the following book-launch event being held on the 1st October at the same Venue organised by Hands off Venezuela:

Wednesday 1st October @ 7-9pm

Speakers: Alan Woods (author)
John McDonnell MP
Samuel Moncada, Venezuelan Ambassador

Venue: Bolivar Hall 54 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL (nearest tube: Warren Street)

"Even though I have only read a part of Reformism or Revolution, I have read other books by Alan like Reason and revolt and they are always very enjoyable, and therefore I have no hesitation in recommending the reading of this book, which proves that the ideas of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky are still relevant today... While we maintain our own identity and idiosyncrasy, these are the ideas the Bolivarian revolution must be based upon, and not others." Adán Chávez, the former Venezuelan ambassador to Cuba.

Kind Regards,

Payam Torabi
Tower Hamlets

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