[Marxism] National Latin American Solidarity Conference (SYDNEY)

Roberto Jorquera robertojorquera at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 15 02:17:06 MDT 2006



    
The Empire's weakest link: 
Venezuela, Cuba and the Rebellion in the Americas
 4th Latin America Solidarity Conference- Sydney, September 30 2006
Special Guest : Comandante William Izarra, a key leader of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution!
 The conference aims to spread awareness and understanding about the exciting developments in Latin America, and to coordinate actions in solidarity with the continent's peoples. The  aim is to make the conference as broad and inclusive as possible, bringing together activists from a range of progressive movements, trade unionists, academics, and progressive political & community organisations.
 Draft agenda and registration details to be announced shortly, 
Visit www.venezuelasolidarity.org for updates. Email sydney at venezuelasolidarity.org

 Contacts (Melbourne) 9639 8622 or Roberto 0425 289 394
 Contact (Sydney) Marce Cameron 9690 1977 mob  0413 158 480
Vlaudin Vega 0408 208 628 Tamara Pearson 0423 169 687

 
 



Latin America Solidarity Conference: The Empire’s weakest link: Venezuela, Cuba and the Rebellion in the Americas                                  Sep 30 2006 - 8:30am, UTS, SYDNEY


 


 
 The Empire’s weakest link: Venezuela, Cuba and the Rebellion in the Americas
 4th Latin America Solidarity  Conference, Sydney, September 30 2006
 Latin American integration versus the US Empire *Venezuela: workers’ management & control *Experiences of building people’s power *Left governments & popular movements
 *The indigenous rebellion *Cuba after Fidel- can the revolution survive?
 *Experiences and challenges in building solidarity in Australia
  SPECIAL GUEST:
 Comandante William Izarra, Venezuela 
 A retired air force officer and former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Chavez government, Comandante Izarra has a long history of involvement in the revolutionary movement in Venezuela. He is presently the national coordinator of the grassroots discussions and debates about the ideology of the Venezuelan Revolution. Izarra's participation will make this a very special conference, an event not to be missed

 PROVISIONAL CONFERENCE AGENDA
 Main themes:
 * Workers management and control in  Venezuela
 * Experiences of building people’s power
 * Left governments and popular movements
 * The indigenous rebellion
 * Latin American integration versus the US Empire
 * Latin America's shift to the left
 * Understanding Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution
 * The state of Cuba's socialist revolution, its achievements and its role in the world today
 * Experiences and challenges in building solidarity in Australia
 Proposed structure
 9.30-9.35am Indigenous welcome
 9.35-9.45am Conference welcome
 9.45- 11am Plenary: The Empire’s Weakest Link
 11am- 12.30pm Major session plus up to 5 workshops
 12.30- 1.30pm Lunch plus up to 5 one-hour workshops
 1.30- 3pm Major session plus up to 5 workshops
 3- 3.30pm Afternoon tea
 3.30-5pm Plenary: Building Awareness & Solidarity
 5- 7pm AVSN national consultation
 7pm- late social event/fundraiser
 Provisional agenda
 Plenary:
  The Empire’s Weakest Link: Venezuela, Cuba and the Rebellion in the Americas
 Aim: To give a broad overview of the continental rebellion against neoliberalism in Latin America; the axis of solidarity and socialist renewal leading this rebellion (Cuba and Venezuela); and the importance of the Latin American rebellion in the global struggle against imperialism.
 2-3 speakers, 15 mins each followed by 30 mins questions/discussion.
 Major session Venezuela: towards socialism in the 21st Century
 3 speakers, 10-15 mins each
 Workshops
 (1) Latin American integration- another European Union?
 (2) Women’s struggle for equality in LA
 (3) Indigenous rebellion: the Bolivian example
 (4) Can Colombia’s guerilla movements take power?
 (5) LA’s economic growth: who benefits?
 Major session Cuba after Fidel: can the revolution survive?
 3 speakers, 10-15 mins each
 Workshops
  (1) Cuba and Venezuela: the green revolutions
 (2) Venezuela’s revolutionary trade union movement
 (3) Experiences of popular power in Latin America
 (4) The humane revolution: Cuba’s record of internationalism
 (5) Mexico: what happens next?
 (6) Central America: prospects for radical change
 Plenary: US Hands Off Latin America: Building Awareness & Solidarity


 		
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