S.O.S. Urgent campaign for displaced people by climate disaster in Brazil-May 25th, 1pm

CAMPAIGN RAFFLE DRAW MAY 25th, 1PM (after The solidarity Breakfast). Get your raffle ticket here: https://www.trybooking.com/CRTYK SOS RIO Grande do Sul, Brazil LASNET Stands with the people affected by floods in Brazil Urgent international support is needed Now! In Australia donate here: https://shorturl.at/agQ36 More than five hundred families from farming […]

Latin American solidarity upcoming event & actions…Welcome

Latin America solidarity upcoming event & actions The Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET) is an independent and inclusive group of people working in solidarity with Latin American grassroots movements and their struggles. Our main goals are Building Bridges of struggles and resistances between Latin America, Australia and the whole Asia Pacific Region […]

Colombian President Announces it is Suspending Military Material from Israel in Response to its Actions against Gaza

Colombian President Announces it is Suspending Military Material from Israel in Response to its Actions against Gaza March 3, 2024 Israeli made planes during the Independence Day parade in Bogota. Juancho Torres / Anadolu Agency The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, announced on Thursday the suspension of the purchase of […]

Palestine, Don´t say you didn´t know

Before and after Israel’s war of genocide. FP A new report based on research from three countries shows Israel ‘consistently and groundlessly’ blocks aid operations for Gaza, and has generated ‘famine-like conditions’. Israel has generated “famine-like conditions” in the Gaza Strip “while obstructing and undermining the humanitarian response”, according to […]

LASNET documentary screening

This Tuesday FEB. 13th, 7PM at Catalyst (146 Sydney rd., Coburg), our first doco screening at Catalyst Social Centre. Presenting “Even the Rain” following nice food and a collective discussion on colonialism. Idealistic filmmaker Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal, The Motorcycle Diaries) and his cynical producer Costa (Luis Tosar, The Limits […]

Latin America remains the deadliest region for environmental defenders

New Global Witness report shows nearly 90% of all environment-linked killings were in the region, driven by land disputes, armed conflict and extractive industries. Fermín Koop, 2023. From: https://dialogochino.net/ At least 177 land and environmental defenders were killed last year for trying to protect the planet – one person every […]

Latin America and the Caribbean: Between the Neoliberal Offensive and New Resistances

From: https://thetricontinental.org/ (2019, for background on last developments in Latin America) Challenges for Popular Movements and Critical Thought. Dossier n°22 (recent analyses on Latin America) Berta Cáceres, 1971-2016 For quite a few years, the people of Latin America and the Caribbean have been confronted by a new advance of imperialism […]

Chile: Victims of eye trauma tell their stories

Review of the new book ‘Ojos: Memoria de un estallido’ edited by Natalia Aravena By Hebe Powell Source LAB: https://lab.org.uk/chile-victims-of-eye-trauma-tell-their-stories/ December 18, 2023 Ojos: Memoria de un estallido is a book put together as a memorial for victims of eye trauma suffered as a result of the fight for human […]

El EZLN se reorganiza para “aumentar la defensa de los poblados” frente a las “guerras empresariales y militares”

EJÉRCITO ZAPATISTA DE LIBERACIÓN NACIONAL El zapatismo anuncia su nueva estructura, centrada en lo local, que sustituirá a los Municipios Autónomos Rebeldes y la Juntas de Buen Gobierno. Pablo Ferri, from: EL PAIS, https://elpais.com/mexico/ El Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) ha compartido este domingo detalles de su nueva estructura, […]

Chile: Mapuche Political Prisoners On Hunger Strike Reaches 2 Months

By Carlos Aznárez, Resumen Latinoamericano, January 12, 2024 Freedom for all the Mapuche political prisoners There are countries where double standards are part of the norm when dealing with political issues, or even worse, with human rights. On the one hand, intermediate officials, ministers and even presidents will hypocritically spout […]

América Morena: Tendencias, restricciones y posibilidades en el 2024.

Breve balance político y perspectivas hacia Nuestra América 2024 por Oscar Rotundo (*)/PIA Noticias/InfoNativa. Este año que culmina (2023) ha sido pletórico en acontecimientos políticos que trascenderán el 2024, y de concretarse la tendencia de realineamiento con las políticas norteamericanas, la vuelta atrás, la reversión de la situación regional, será […]

The barbaric conduct of the Israeli state must be stopped. The dignity and freedom of the Palestinian people must be upheld

By Richard Falk, Chandra Muzaffar and Joseph Camilleri Jan 16, 2024 The genocidal violence unleashed by Israel in Occupied Palestine since October 7 has produced unspeakable tragedy and suffering for the Palestinian people. Such barbaric behaviour places the State of Israel outside the bounds of a civilized world. Israel has become a pariah state, […]

Multinacionales: (De)construyendo el futuro de todos

Como parte del trabajo del Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de América Latina (OCMAL), compartimos el Video «Minería: (De)construyendo el futuro de todos», que agrupa todos los capítulos de la campaña que lleva el mismo nombre. El trabajo audiovisual fue realizado por el siguiente equipo:Guion: Tania Muñoz y César PadillaDibujos: MicoRealización […]

Latin America, Australia & Asia Pacific Solidarity Gathering – Multinationals Out!, December 8-10

Grass-roots representatives from a range of organisations and movements from Latin America, Australia & Asia Pacific Region will share ideas, experiences, and stories of struggle inside their own countries resisting global capitalism. The abhorrent business practices of the Multinational Corporations, and the struggle against them, will be the central focus […]

Canadian mining company at centre of deadly Panama protests has no plans to scale back

Pete Evans · CBC News  The Canadian mining company that controls a massive copper mine in Panama says it has no plans to alter its operations despite widespread local protests against the firm’s mining contract that have escalated and turned deadly. Last month, Vancouver-based First Quantum Minerals Ltd. was awarded a contract to […]

LASNET open meeting, November 18, 2023

Inspiring… Resisting… Creating new Possibilities for Change… An invitation for all those interested in solidarity with Latin America… LASNET OPEN MEETING, Saturday November 18, 2023 (10am-12Noon Zoom AND 2:00PM to 5:00PM in person at Catalyst Social Centre) Register here: https://forms.gle/aHmwuvnyioU4P6ft7 The Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET) In Australia, Asia, and the Pacific, the […]

Honduras:  Serious Threat against the Life of Garífuna Defender Miriam Miranda

September, 2023 photo: BSM San Pedro Sula, Honduras, On Tuesday four men armed with assault rifles entered the house of the leader of the Honduran Black Fraternal Organization (Ofraneh), Miriam Miranda. Ofraneh denounced in its social networks the attack against the privacy of the defender of the territory that took […]

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Any amount of support will be to help to cover the projects we have in different Latin American countries, if you want to find more, send us an email lasnet.solidarity@gmail.com and we happy will give details about our current projects. If you make a donation add you name in ‘reference’ […]

“Convención Constitucional”: ni constituyente, ni democrática (from POLITIKA)

Escribe Felipe Portales y La próxima “Convención constitucional” no será ni constituyente, ni democrática. No será constituyente, ya que el elemento esencial de una Asamblea o Convención constituyente es la plena soberanía que esta tiene –delegada por el conjunto del pueblo– para elaborar y aprobar un nuevo texto constitucional, sujeto […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Business and Regional Integration

By Javier Suazo on April, 2021 “The pharmaceutical industry has the responsibility to share intellectual property, while developed countries should be more supportive.” UNESCO’s International Bioethics Committee and the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology.“Rumors are circulating about bringing salary-deductible vaccines to private company workers.” Carlos […]

Colombia on the Brink

May 7, 2021 by Alejandra Marín Buitrago (from https://www.counterpunch.org/) Photograph Source: Humano Salvaje – CC BY-SA 2.0 In the last week, Colombia has experienced the most widespread civil unrest of its modern history. Since Wednesday, April 28th, millions of people have taken to the streets to fight back against a […]

The Network in Defense of Humanity Rejects the Aggressions by Armed Groups against Venezuela near the Border with Colombia

April 5, 2021 The Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity, in view of the confrontations that began on March 21 between the Bolivarian National Armed Forces and irregular armed groups in La Victoria, Apure State, near the Colombian border, declares: -It is an insistently repeated […]

Las Luchas de los Pueblos Latinoamericanos en tiempos de Pandemia conversatorios via Zoom. Mayo 23 y 30, Junio 6 – 2020

https://www.facebook.com/events/675313866622807/ View Post LAS LUCHAS DE LOS PUEBLOS LATINOAMERICANOS EN TIEMPOS DE PANDEMIA!! 23, 30 DE MAYO Y 6 DE JUNIO, 11 AM (HORA MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA) REGISTRATE/INSCRIBETE AQUI A SERIE OF WEBINARS, DISCUSIONES EN LINEA, CONVERSATORIOS El codido y clave de ZOOM para ingresar se los enviaremos una vez se […]

UPDATE Part 2 & 3 Pandemic People power online conference

Tomorrow Saturday 16 and Sunday 17, 11am Back by popular demand, this Saturday and Sunday! Pandemic People Power! Parts 2 & 3Where we learn about the power of communities and social movements organising around the world under Covid-19…More inspiration, ideas, music and much more…. REGISTER for access LINK:https://latinamericansolidaritynetwork.org/673-2/or email us […]

Latin America’s ‘Pearl Harbour Event’? Forces of Oppression and Resistance Intensify Across the Region as the Multiple Crises Deepen

Written by Daniel Edgar exclusively for SouthFront With the relatively recent arrival of the ‘Coronavirus’ to the region, the chronic failure of neoliberal economic and social planning and development models and strategies to reduce poverty and provide sustainable and equitable, or even remotely viable, development paths has surpassed critical levels. […]

“El neoliberalismo aplica la necropolítica, deja morir a las personas que no son rentables”

Clara Valverde introduce su nuevo libro con la alusión al texto de una pintada en la pared: “Con la dictadura nos mataban. Ahora nos dejan morir”. En ‘De la necropolítica neoliberal a la empatía radical’ (‘Icaria/Más madera’) esta activista política y social y escritora sostiene que el sistema neoliberal es […]

Scientists Warn Worse Pandemics Are on the Way if We Don’t Protect Nature

From https://www.ecowatch.com/ A group of biodiversity experts warned that future pandemics are on the horizon if mankind does not stop its rapid destruction of nature. Writing an article published Monday by The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the authors put the responsibility for COVID-19 squarely on our shoulders. “There is […]

Extractivism is not Development-Extractivismo en America Latina

Film and Discussion night about extractivism in Latin America. A week before to blockade IMARC Oct. 28-31 https://blockadeimarc.com/, we would like to present a short video which illustrate how extractivists neoliberal policies are displacing indigenous communities, destroying the land and increasing exploitation and oppression over people and first nations communities. […]

Autonomy and Resistance Gathering 2018

Autonomy and Resistance Gathering 2018 Latin America, Asia Pacific and Beyond! November Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th, Victorian Trades Hall, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton South (Melbourne) Victoriab – Australia 3 days of speakers, panels, workshops, film screenings and more… Main Topics: Decolonization Land defense from multinationals Autonomy and self-determination Prisons […]

MAY [LASSC-EN2]

MAY COURSE [LASSC2] – “Tango, Samba, Salsa and Society, The history of Argentina, Brazil and Cuba through Music”  Sundays 13, 20 and 27 May. 3pm-6pm In this historically based subject, the senses are engaged by using popular culture, in particular music and food, to explore political, economic, social and cultural […]

APRIL [LASSC-EN1]

The Latin American School for Social Change English courses APRIL COURSE [LASSC1] – “The Latin America and world economic tools workshops” Sundays 15, 22 and 29 April 2018. Registrations open and welcome – two sessions left, April 22 and 29 This series of workshops will work towards ensuring that people […]

JUNE [LASSC-SP 1]

[SPANISH] Curso en Castellano vía teleconferencia desde Chile con activistas Guevaristas JUNIO [LASSC-SP] – “La Vigencia del Pensamiento Guevarista en America Latina” Sábados, 16, 23 y 30 de Junio Tres Sesiones: Entregadas Vía teleconferencia en lugar de clases Contenidos: Desde Chile ponemos a disposición de las y l@s amig@s en […]

Protest – For the murder of Marielle Franco and Anderson Gomes

  Sunday March 18, 7PM Melbourne State Library Corners off Swanston & Latrobe Streets, Melbourne City Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2115119928718048/ The Brazilian community is calling out about the violent execution of the councilor and human-rights activist, Marielle Franco and the driver Anderson Pedro Gomes. This is an action of resilience. We gather […]

Courses, Subjects & Workshops

[SPANISH] Curso en Castellano vía teleconferencia desde Chile con activistas Guevaristas JUNIO [LASSC-SP] – “La Vigencia del Pensamiento Guevarista en America Latina” Sábados, 16, 23 y 30 de Junio, 11am-2pm Tres Sesiones: Entregadas Vía teleconferencia en lugar de clases Contenidos: Desde Chile ponemos a disposición de las y l@s amig@s […]

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) 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 […]

All the best in 2017

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 […]

Assassination Attempts Against the General Coordinator and a Community Leader of the COPINH.

GUATEMALA-COPINH The Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) denounces to the national and internacional public that there were two assassination attempts against comrades Tomás Gómez Membreño, General Coordinator of COPINH and Alexander García Sorto, a community leader from Llano Grande, Colomoncagua. In two separate events, yesterday, […]

Letter to the Chilean Government

To: Chilean Government                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 19 August, 2011 Mr. Sebastian Piñera President of Chile Palacio de la Moneda Santiago- Chile  c/- Diego Velasco von Pilgrimm Minister Counselor, Consul General of Chile in Melbourne, Australia>Level 13, 390 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004. Dear Mr. Piñera, With the ongoing mass mobilisations of students, […]

Coca-Cola No!

Fron Anna log youtube channel Since the 1970s Coca Cola has been using drastic methods to keep unions down in their Colombian plants. In 1996 Isidrio Gil, a union leader, was gunned down inside a Coke bottling plant. This short video is edited from other films and clips on Youtube. […]

Mexico Solidarity Seminar

Thursday, 21 July Latrobe University City Campus 215 Franklin St, City Melbourne 6:30 doors for a 7pm start Food and drinks will be available Entry by donation – with all proceeds going to support human rights and popular organisations in Chiapas and Juarez. Everyone welcome The Latin American Solidarity Network […]

C0MUNICADO No. 40

Frente Nacional de Resistencia Popular Contra el Golpe de Estado DENUNCIA EL FRACASO DE LA FARSA ELECTORAL Con plena satisfacción anunciamos al Pueblo hondureño y a la comunidad internacional que la farsa electoral montada por la dictadura ha sido contundentemente derrotada debido a la raquítica afluencia de votantes a las […]

Honduras 2009

Ilegalidad y agresiva represión militar privan en apertura de mesas electorales de Honduras Con un fuerte despliegue militar y numerosas violaciones a los Derechos Humanos por parte del régimen dictatorial de Micheletti, se dio inicio al proceso de votación en Honduras. Foto: AFP. Caracas, 29 Nov. ABN.- Marcadas por la […]

Libertad a Elena Varela

miércoles 25 de noviembre de 2009 MAPUEXPRESS ENTREVISTO A ELENA VARELA, A SEMANAS DE EMPEZAR EL JUICIO POLITICO ORQUESTADO POR EL ESTADO CHILENO. Mapuexpress converso con Elena Varela, documentalista que es víctima de un Montaje judicial, arriesgando 15 años de cárcel. Su único delito: registrar la lucha mapuche y develar […]

Vamos a crear un poder popular paralelo

26 Noviembre 2009 Honduras: “Vamos a crear un poder popular paralelo”: Berta Flores 25 de noviembre de 2009 http://www.argenpress.info/2009/11/honduras-vamos-crear-un-poder-popular.html Honduras: “Vamos a crear un poder popular paralelo“: Berta Flores Cáceres Entrevista a Berta Flores Cáceres, miembro de la directiva de la Resistencia Contra el Golpe De Estado y la organización […]

SER O NO SER

Manuel Cabieses Donoso (Publicado en Punto Final, edición Nº 699, 27 de noviembre, 2009) A 15 días de las elecciones, la diezmada Izquierda chilena se encuentra otra vez atrapada entre la nada y la servidumbre a un proyecto ajeno, entre ser una fuerza independiente que abra un camino de liberación […]