First Nations gathering night, films, dinner & Latin American punk rock concert

First Nations gathering night, films, dinner & Latin American punk rock concert.

Friday March 2nd. 2019, 7:30PM
Community Rooms, Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy North.. off Brunswick Street.
Tram route 11, stop 20

7:30 Zapatista and Mapuche documentaries AND
Delicious vegan and meat Dinner ( booking 0425 539 149, recommended)
Chilean cocktails and bar

9:00 Latin punk rock band “Justiciero”
https://justiciero.bandcamp.com/

All proceeds supporting Indigenous Mapuche school in so-called Chile and funds for Mapuche-Aboriginal Solidarity for Indigenous Land (MASIL) and LASNET commitments with grassroots struggles in Latin America.

All welcome

More info: lasnet.solidarity@gmail.com

$5/10 entry or whatever you want to support this great project, thanks

 

2018-Upcoming Latin American solidarity events in Australia

SOLIDARITY FORUM: LATIN AMERICAN INDIGENOUS & POPULAR STRUGGLES
JANUARY 25TH, 6:30PM
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/149897732335288/

Venezuela Embassy in Canberra
12 Keyar Street, O’Malley ACT, (CANBERRA)

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Latin American Indigenous and Popular struggles are becoming crucial for the continent, a wave of setbacks in progressive changes are on the way trying to destroy social, cultural and political advances of the popular and progressive democracies such us Venezuela, Brazil and Bolivia among others.
Even in countries dominated by neoliberal dominant capitalist Elites, a myriad of popular and indigenous organisations are standing up for their rights and fighting for their culture, food sovereignty and against the voracity of big companies.
Criminalisation of movements is the normality in these countries. Using violence and repression against them, as have been the cases of Mapuche people in Chile-Argentina and recently the “legal” coup and elections fraud in Honduras.

VENEZUELA SOLIDARITY TELECONFERENCE
JANUARY 27, 5PM (SYDNEY)
Queries: lasnet.solidarity@gmail.com

PERU SOLIDARITY FORUM
FEBRUARY 3RD, 7PM
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/140244886654409/

Victorian Trades Hall
54 Victoria Street, Carlton South (MELBOURNE)

No Al Indulto! Solidarity Forum with Peru No Pardon! to Fujimori

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Speakers: representatives from Peruvian community in Melbourne and Teleconference with political and social movements directly from Peru.
Thousands of Peruvians took the streets to show their repudiation towards the decision of Peru’s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski last December 23, 2017, to grant a humanitarian pardon to former president Alberto Fujimori who was in jail for crimes against humanity for 25 years.
Queries: lasnet.solidarity@gmail.com

LATIN AMERICAN SUMMER 2018 DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY 6, 7 & 8 FROM 6:30PM
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1866097503700518/

Victorian Trades Hall
54 Victoria Street, Carlton South (MELBOURNE)
FREE ENTRY
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Documentaries and short films with indigenous and peoples fighting for their rights and protecting our mother land.
Latin American is not just an exotic place, is a place where daily people are demanding respect for their culture and land to the voracity of multinational corporation and accomplice state and governments.
A great occasion to educate ourselves about a reality to close to us thanks to the global technologies.
These three days of docos and short films will be and inspiring and motivating experiences to our commitment with our people and our mother earth.
Everyone welcome, drinks and food available
(for delicious dinner need to book to lasnet.solidarity@gmail.com or call, text to 0425 539 149)
Please check program in Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1866097503700518/

LASNET 2018 OPEN MEETING, BUILDING SOLIDARITY WITH OUR PEOPLES
FEBRUARY 17TH, 2PM-6PM
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1957177000977565/

Victorian Trades Hall
54 Victoria Street, Carlton South (MELBOURNE)

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Inspiring… Resisting… Creating New Possibilities for Change…

An invitation to all of those interested in education, information, support, get together and Solidarity with Latin American social/popular and indigenous/first nations movements welcome to our 2018 open meeting.

The Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET) 2018 Open Meeting (Annual Meeting – Get Together), Saturday February 17th, between 2pm – 6pm, at LASNET space in Victorian Trades Hall Council (corner of Lygon and Victoria Streets, Carlton South, entry by Lygon street car park) Level 4, back-building.
After the meeting we will have a collective dinner and drinks, bring food to share if you like.

Action to Free Jailed Mapuche Leader Machi Francisca Linconao

freemachiURGENT SNAP ACTION
Urgent snap action in solidarity with the Mapuche leader Machi Francisca Linconao (Mapuche spiritual authority) who is currently in jail since March 2016 and has been on hunger strike since December 23, 2016 and her health is rapidly deteriorating. When recently asked about the situation of the Machi in jail, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has ignored the matter and refused to comment.

The Chilean government and representatives are responsible for the continuous human rights violations and unjust imprisonment of the Mapuche people and their leaders.
International solidarity is needed with our spiritual Machi Mapuche leader Francisca Linconao who is at serious risk of dying from the unjust imprisonment.

Come and support this action which will be this Friday 6th January, on steps of State Library of Victoria (cnr Latrobe and Swanston St) at 5.30pm.

International pressure to the Chilean Government is urgently needed, together with can stop the impunity and unjust incarceration of the Mapuche people and their leaders.

Freedom and justice to allr the Mapuche people.

If you need more information you can call 0425 539 149 or email lasnet.solidarity@gmail.com.

LASNET & MASIL Statement

STATEMENT ON THE SITUATION OF MAPUCHE LEADER MACHI FRANCISCA LINCONAO

We are writing to denounce the actions of the Chilean state and call for international solidarity for the Mapuche leader Machi Francisca Linconao (Mapuche spiritual authority) who is currently in jail since March 2016 and has been on hunger strike since December 23, 2016 and whose health is rapidly deteriorating and now at serious risk of death.

When recently asked about the situation of the Machi in jail, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has ignored the matter and refused to comment.

– Demand the release of Machi Francisca Linconao now!
– Demand freedom for all Mapuche political prisoners!
– Demand the repeal of the Anti-Terrorist legislation used against Mapuche activists!
– Demand the end of the repression and militarisation in Mapuche territories!
– Self-determination and freedom for Mapuche communities!

PLEASE ADD YOU ORGANISATION NAME BEFORE WE SEND TO CHILE (send it to email or face-pages below)

In Unity, Love, Solidarity and Resistance

Mapuche Australia Solidarity Campaign
https://www.facebook.com/Mapuche-Australia-Solidarity-5930…/

Mapuche Aboriginal Struggles for Indigenous Land (MASIL)
https://www.facebook.com/MASILproject/

Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET)
https://www.facebook.com/lasnet/

Chile Solidarity Campaign
https://www.facebook.com/chile.solidarity

http://www.latinamericansolidaritynetwork.org

If you need more information you can call 0425 539 149 or email lasnet.solidarity@gmail.com

Free Machi Francisca Linconao Now!!

COMMUNIQUE TO INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITYcam

We are writing to denounce the actions of the Chilean state and call for international solidarity for the Mapuche leader Machi Francisca Linconao (Mapuche spiritual authority) who is currently in jail since March 2016 and has been on hunger strike since December 23, 2016 and her health is rapidly deteriorating. When recently asked about the situation of the Machi in jail, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has ignored the matter and refused to comment.

We are calling for international support for the following two actions:

1) To call and email the Chilean representative bodies below
2) To support and promote the action we are holding this Friday (details below)

Solidarity is urgently needed, please call and email the Chilean embassies and consulates in Australia and in your country to:
– Demand the release of Machi Francisca Linconao now!
– Demand freedom for all Mapuche political prisoners!
– Demand the repeal of the Anti-Terrorist legislation used against Mapuche activists!
– Demand the end of the repression and militarisation in Mapucheterritories!
– Self-determination and freedom for Mapuche communities!
Chilean Embassy in Canberra
+61-2-62862098/+ 61-2-62862430
Chilean Ambassador Daniel Carvallo
Email: embassy@chile.net.au

Chilean Consulate in Canberra
+61-2-62864027/+61-2-62861289
Consul of Chile Sr. Felipe Diaz Ibanez
Email: Canberra@consulado.gob.cl

Chilean Consulate in Melbourne
+61-3-98664041/+61-3-98667977
Consul of Chile Gabriel Jara Maldonado
Email: cqmelbourne@chile.com.au

Chilean Consulate in Sydney
+61-2-9299-2533/ + 61-2-9299-2862
Consul of Chile Sr. Humberto Molina Reyes
Email: cgsydney@optusnet.com.au

URGENT SNAP ACTION
The Chilean government and representatives are responsible for the continuous human rights violations and unjust imprisonment of the Mapuche people and their leaders.
International solidarity is needed with our spiritual Machi Mapuche leader Francisca Linconao who is at serious risk of dying from the unjust imprisonment.

Come and support this action which will be this Friday 6th January, on steps of State Library of Victoria (cnr Latrobe and Swanston St) at 5.30pm.

International pressure to the Chilean Government is urgently needed, together with can stop the impunity and unjust incarceration of the Mapuche people and their leaders.

Freedom and justice to all Mapuche people!
If you need more information you can contact Lucho on 0425 539 149 or email lasnet.solidarity@gmail.com.

All the best in 2017

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Australia, 2016-2017

Hola a todos y todas!
Hope everyone is well, the New Year is nearly here! 2016 has been a massive year of struggle of Indigenous, workers and oppressed peoples, in defence of land, waters and life. The violence of colonialism, neoliberal capitalism, patriarchy and oppression in all its forms is global, reaching across borders and cultures – but so is the struggles and resistances!

2016 has seen increasing multinational corporations (the vanguard of neoliberal capitalism), increased multinational exploitation and plunder in Latin America. The horrible assassination of Berta Caceres, Indigenous environmental fighter and organiser of the Lenka People, who was killed by multinational representatives in her home in La Esperanza, Honduras. The coup d’état in Basil in the name of capital. The economic war in Venezuela which attempted to destroy popular and progressive democracy. The difficult negotiations for peace in Colombia where impunity and killing of workers, peasants and Indigenous activists continues. Before 2016 ends, nearly 100 activists have been killed by the army and paramilitaries in Colombia – this has to end. In Mexico, the 43 students are still missing and the government continues with femicide and corruption as never before. Students and workers in Chile still waiting solutions to neoliberal agenda from the so called “social-democrat” government, the struggles turn on massive streets demonstration and of course repression and criminalisation for popular activists.

Fidel passing away is an immense lost for revolutionary forces in Latin America, despite changes in the last decades on how to build and defend the revolution. Fidel’s and the Cuban Revolution legacy on commitment with exploited people of the world and the necessity of revolution for change is more alive than ever! Viva the Cuban people! Viva la revolution in the world!

The continued repression of Mapuche Indigenous communities in Chile, for the benefit of multinational forestry companies who profit from the theft and destruction of ancestral Mapuche territory.

The above reasons show us that we need to follow the example of all those peoples standing up and fighting for their rights, to see the connections between struggles, continuing to building bridges between struggles in Latin America, Australia, the Asia Pacific and beyond…

2017 is a new challenge to build solidarity across borders, together we are an unstoppable force in the struggle for a better world.

2017 Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET) first meeting will be next Tuesday January 10th in our space in Melbourne Trades Hall (Central Sindical) at 6pm, this time will be a dinner meeting, so we are calling to all our members and volunteers not to miss this first meeting in which we will decide main actions and plans for 2017…also we are inviting all our members and friends that will be overseas, just send your ideas and commitments or tasks you are willing to take in 2017.

Please Confirm you attendance to organise food and drinks to 0425 539 149 by January 7th, many thanks

All the best for 2017
In Unity, Love, Resistance and Solidarity
LASNET Collective
0425 539 149
lasnet.solidarity@gmail.com
http://www.latinamericansolidaritynetwork.org

Australia, 2017