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 […]

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 […]

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 […]