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 en Australia un curso que hemos organizado, a modo de síntesis y todavía de ensayo de nuestras ideas, sobre el “pensamiento y práctica del guevarismo”.

Es pertinente señalar en primer lugar que lo que podemos entender y denominar como “guevarismo” no es un sistema completo ni acabado de categorías ya definidas. Más bien, es una apuesta política en construcción, la cual si bien se recoge de varias décadas atrás y de numerosas experiencias políticas, organizativas e intelectuales que ya han pensado cosas similares (no estamos descubriendo el hilo negro), hoy asumimos el desafío de retomarlas y llevarlas a la práctica.

Como siempre, la experiencia concreta será la jueza de nuestros aciertos y errores tanto en los planteamientos teóricos de la política revolucionaria, como en la habilidad con que éstos sean desplegados prácticamente.

Agradecemos a l@s amig@s de la Izquierda Guevarista de Chile por su fraterrna y buena disposicion en esta iniciativa.

El curso está estructurado de la siguiente manera, en una secuencia de tres sesiones:

Sesión 1 (sábado 16 de Junio): “Breve historia de la izquierda latinoamericana”.

Donde se pretende enmarcar los orígenes históricos de las diversas corrientes de izquierda, los contextos regionales a lo largo de los siglos XIX y XX, los contextos mundiales y la influencia sobre América Latina de las revoluciones triunfantes en “Oriente”, la URSS, China, Vietnam, etc. Para de esa manera situar históricamente la Revolución Cubana, los planteamientos de Fidel, el Che Guevara y lo que podríamos entender como “guevarismo” en tanto legado revolucionario desde los 70’ en adelante.

Sesión 2 (sábado 23 de Junio): “Conceptos fundamentales del guevarismo”.

En esta sesión se ahonda en conceptos e ideas tales como: socialismo humanista, alienación, moral comunista, concepciones del marxismo, internacionalismo, revolución latinoamericana, crítica de la economía-política, democracia, educación y cultura en el socialismo, etc. Todo lo cual da cuerpo a una corriente que, creemos, podemos llamar “guevarismo”.

Sesión 3 (sábado 30 de Junio): “Pertinencia del guevarismo en el Siglo XXI”.

En esta última sesión se vierten algunas reflexiones (completamente abiertas) sobre los debates en torno a la noción de “proyecto” que como organización y como sector político hemos desarrollado durante el último tiempo. Y problematizar de qué forma, hasta ahora, concebimos y pretendemos ir dando contenido y forma al proyecto revolucionario en la actualidad.

Tres Sesiones: Entregadas via teleconferencia en sitio de clases

Lugar: Melbourne Trades Hall (Ubicado en 54 Victoria Street, Carlton South, en las esquinas de las calles Lygon y Victoria en Carlton South [Melbourne)

Día: Sábados, 16, 23 y 30 de Junio

Hora: [11am-2pm]:11am-12:30pm, 12:30 Almuerzo (puede adquirir en local, previa reserva), 1pm-2pm

Costo: Donación (Sugerida $10 por día, o lo que pueda donar, sino puede igual bienvenido)

Inscripción hasta el día Jueves 14 de Junio llamando al 0425 539 149 o escribiendo a lasnet.solidarity@gmail.com

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Courses delivered in English, face to face by Academics and Activists:

[ENGLISH] Subject-Workshop, face to face

APRIL [LASSC1] – “The Latin America and world economic tools workshops”  
Sundays 15, 22 and 29 April 2018.

This series of workshops will work towards ensuring that people will have knowledge of the functioning of the economy, the issues facing the world economy as well as Latin America and will have knowledge of the prospective tools that are needed to solve the problems we face.

The workshop will require participants to choose an issue that they are concerned about,
research a solution and share it with the rest of the workshop.
The workshop will also involve group work when reviewing economic knowledge as well as the presentation of economic content by the facilitator.

Course/workshop organises and delivers by Adrian Soh, PhD on Economics, currently lecture at Monash University

Three sessions delivered face to face

Location: Level 4, back-building Victorian Trades Hall, [corners of Lygon and Victoria Streets, Carlton South]
Day: Sundays 15, 22 and 29 April
Time: Between 3pm and 6pm with breaks within
Costs: donations (Suggested $10 per session, or whatever you can afford, none will left out)

Register /Enroll deadline Wednesday April 12th by calling 0425 539 149 or email lasnet.solidarity@gmail.com

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[ENGLISH] Subject face to face

MAY [LASSC2] – “Tango, Samba, Salsa and Society, The history of Argentina, Brazil and Cuba through Music” 
Sundays 13, 20 and 27 May.

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 themes in Latin American history. Tango is employed to analyse Argentina, Samba to understand Brazil, and Son/Salsa to examine Cuba. The history of Latin Americans in the United States and U.S. foreign policy in Latin America are also investigated. We will especially look at the Cold War and then the globalisation of neo‐liberalism and culture in the 21stcentury.

What will you get from studying this subject:
This subject will give you an historical understanding Latin America and also some of the most important issues we face in the 21st century: persistent poverty, conflict, racism and environmental degradation.

Special features of this subject:
This subject incorporates aspects of Dr Ralph Newmark’s award winning “Aural History” methodology which uses music a way of understanding History.

Subject organises and delivers by Dr Ralph Newmark from the Institute of Latin American Studies from La Trobe University.

Three sessions delivered face to face

Location: Level 4, back-building Victorian Trades Hall, [corners of Lygon and Victoria Streets, Carlton South]
Day: Sundays 13, 20 and 27 May
Time: Between 3pm and 6pm with breaks within
Costs: donations (Suggested $10 per session, or whatever you can afford, none will left out)

Register / Enroll deadline Wednesday May 9th by calling 0425 539 149 or email lasnet.solidarity@gmail.com

 

…Other subjects and courses will be announced soon…

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

2017-1

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