Alborada e-news: November 2013

Alborada e-news: November 2013

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Amig@s,

We hope you are all well. Our November e-news will inform you about our activities, as well as the latest information related to Latin America.

::: Alborada e-news content:

1. Alborada News & Events

2. Alborada Competitions/Offers

3. Other Latin America Related Information

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1. Alborada News & Events

> In September Alborada Films launched a crowdfunding campaign for their forthcoming documentary 'Chile's Student Uprising'. This film explores the student protests taking place in Chile which are demanding a free and state-funded education system and radical change in society. With only 5 days left until the campaign expires we are 58% of the way towards reaching the goal of £1200. To watch a trailer that's been made for the campaign and for more information on the film and how you can support its production please click here. You can find links to background articles on the project by the production team and articles that mention the documentary's crowdfunding campaign here. You can also follow the film on Facebook and Twitter.

> Following the popularity of the documentary screening and discussion Alborada Films hosted in September in London on the late Chilean President Salvador Allende, they'll be repeating the event on Thursday 14 November. Following a screening of Patricio Guzman's acclaimed documentary on Allende, Victor Figueroa Clark, author of 'Salvador Allende: Revolutionary Democrat' (Pluto Press), will take part in a Q&A session on the life and times of Allende, chaired by Ellie Mae O'Hagan (Columnist for The Guardian). You can find more information about this and other events taking place in London here.

> Alborada has produced a T-shirt, featuring a quote from Allende. For more information click here.

> You can connect with Alborada on Twitter and Facebook.

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2. Alborada Competitions/Offers

This month we have a copy of 'Story of a Death Foretold: The Coup against Salvador Allende, 11 September 1973', the new book by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, to give away.

Why Allende seemed such a threat in the political and economic context of the time and how the coup was engineered is the story Oscar Guardiola-Rivera tells, drawing on a wide range of sources, including phone transcripts and documents released as recently as 2008. It is a radical retelling of a moment in history that even at the height of Cold War paranoia – a time when Henry Kissinger described Chile as ‘a dagger pointed at the heart of Antarctica’ –shocked the world and which continues to resonate today. As the uprisings of the Arab Spring and the global protests at austerity measures introduced since the crash of 2008 show, the world is struggling to deal with the economic and political dilemmas Allende faced at the time.nn

For a chance to win a copy of the book click here.

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3. Other Latin America Related Information

::: News, Analysis, Culture

Comment & Analysis: Where Will the Children Play? Neoliberal Militarization in Pre-Election Honduras (Adrienne Pine/Upside Down World)

Comment & Analysis: Sorry, Venezuela Haters: This Economy is Not the Greece of Latin America (Mark Weisbrot/The Guardian)

Ten Films, Ten Countries: Political And Social Films From Latin America 1999–2009 (Free To Watch Online)(Nick MacWilliam/Sounds & Colours)

Comment & Analysis: Colombia: Alvaro Uribe and the Peace Talks (Nick Caistor/LAB)

Comment & Analysis: Bolivia’s Black October, Ten Years Later (Emily Achtenberg/NACLA)

Comment & Analysis Video: The Colony: Chile's Dark Past Uncovered (Lucia Newman/Al Jazeera English)

Poetry: An Extract from 'Too Many Names' by Pablo Neruda

Comment & Analysis Video: Ecuador Approves Oil Drilling in Amazon Rain Forest (The Real News)

Comment & Analysis: Repressive Memories: Terror, Insurgency, and the Drug War in Mexico (Dawn Paley /Occupied London)

Comment & Analysis: Keeping Us in the Dark About Latin America (Carl Bloice/Black Commentator)

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::: Latin America Related Events

Click here to see a list of upcoming Latin America related events taking place in London and around the UK.

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That's all for our November 2013 e-news. If you have any suggestions about articles related to Latin America that you would like Alborada to publish, please contact us via email: info[at]alborada.net.

Saludos,

www.alborada.net

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