Conference: Latin America 2012

Get the latest on recent social and economic developments in the continent on Saturday 1 December, at the Latin America 2012 Conference

November 22, 2012 · 2 min read

Led by countries such as Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia, progressive governments in Latin America are transforming the lives of millions of people, extending health and education provision and enhancing social equality. As part of ALBA, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas, countries are joining together to forge a better and more just society for people across the region. Come to Latin America 2012 and find out first-hand about the latest developments in the continent and how we can offer solidarity.

Features films, stalls, music and discussion on:

• Global meltdown – Latin America’s response

• Cuba – Updating the socialist economic model

• Venezuela – Defending the majority, not punishing the poorest

• Nicaragua – Building an alternative through ALBA

With speakers including:


• Ken Livingstone

• Esther Armenteros, Cuban Ambassador

• Guillaume Long, President, CEAACES, Ecuador

• Alicia Castro, Argentinian Ambassador

• Aidee Moreno, Colombian Agricultural Workers’ Union, FENSUAGRO

• Fatima Herrera Olea, Women’s Secretary SITAG-Peru

• Bob Crow, RMT

The conference is open to all, and will take place from 9:30am – 5:00pm, at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, WC1 (nearest tube: Holborn). For up-to-date details on speakers, seminars and plenaries, and to register online please visit www.latinamericaconference.org.uk


The Socialist Olympics of 1936

Radical workers’ sporting organisations and the 1936 People’s Olympiad illustrate the role of sport in fighting oppression, writes Uma Arruga i López.

Review – You’re History: The Twelve Strangest Women in Music

Lesley Chow argues for a new kind of music criticism that re-evaluates women musicians and "meaningless" music, writes Rhian E Jones

Lying through their legacy-speak

Olympic ‘legacy’ has greased the path for enormous, upward transfer of wealth to the global propertied classes, writes Jules Boykoff


SWexit: What are exit schemes for sex workers missing?

If earning money is a fundamental reason for entering the sex industry, it is also essential to leaving it, writes Marin Scarlett.

Failure to deliver

Major financial institutions have cited Deliveroo’s employment practices for its disastrous public share launch. Alice Martin and Tom Powdrill look at what went wrong and what it might mean for workers’ rights

Power on the picket line: remembering the Burnsall Strike

Almost 30 years on, Sarbjit Johal recalls supporting the strike, which consisted of mostly Punjabi women workers

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