Santiago to Caracas repression to revolution across a continent over 40 years

11.00 – 3.00 Sunday 8 December 2013

STUC building, Woodlands Road, Glasgow

40 years ago, the democratically-elected President of Chile, Salvador Allende, was murdered in a brutal US-backed coup – the first of many such repressive interventions across Latin America. Where US influence remains, the people continue to suffer the cycle of growing poverty and political violence.
Today however, in countries such as Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia, progressive governments in are honouring his legacy by combating US influence in the region through regional endeavors like ALBA and UNASUR. By transforming the lives of millions of people, extending healthcare and education provision and reducing inequality,  they continue to challenge the logic of austerity which dominates the post-crisis world.

Confirmed speakers include:
•    Katy Clark, MP for North Ayrshire and Arran
•    Oscar Mendoza, Chilean exile and international development expert
•    Arthur West, Scottish Cuba Solidarity Campaign

Also, showing of
April: between peace and rage
A short documentary exposing the true face of Venezuela’s anti-democratic opposition – the violence against supporters of the elected government afer Maduro’s victory in April 2013

Followed by AGM of the Scottish Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

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Organised by Scottish Venezuela Solidarity Campaign and Scottish Cuba Solidarity Campaign