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Six years after Chavez was voted into power indigenous people are still fighting for their lives and for the environment.
FILMS, FOOD AND DEBATE
Manchester, Sunday 18th 3pm, The basement, 24 Lever St
FILMS FOOD AND DEBATE
Manchester, Sunday 18th, The basement, 24 Lever St
3pm PRESENTATION, SHORT FILMS
Photos, news paper clippings & report back
from a recent trip to Venezuela.
Short films from Venezuelan collective CRAMA
Info’ on indigenous resistance against coal mining
and the call for solidarity action.
4pm SOUTH AMERICAN FOOD
‘Bolivarian Venezuela; people and
struggle of the fourth world war’
There has been problems with getting hold of the original film I hoped to show, and comments on the length of the original program.
Bellow find the article that was posted on the news wire last week.
In 1999 Chavez was voted into power, the new Venezuelan constitution was written and people were thirsty for change. Neo-liberal policies were rejected in favor of ‘missions’; designed to empower the very poorest communities. The ‘left’ across the world celebrated while the ‘right’ panicked. The political landscape in Venezuela was polarised; Chavez vs. the capitalist opposition; black vs. white.
However 6 years on and there is trouble in paradise. Big business is reasserting itself while indigenous people continue to fight for their lives and for the environment. Shades of grey and bursts of colorful resistance are breaking through the black and white picture. Learn more and find out what you can do to help.
Other recommended links;
Venezuela’s Indigenous People Protest Coal Minng
Americas new Enemy