Neoliberalism Needs Death Squads in Colombia
Thursday September 3rd 2009, by Hans Bennett (Upside Down World)
In her new book Blood & Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia, author Jasmin Hristov writes: “For roughly forty years, the Colombian state has been playing a double game: prohibiting the formation of paramilitary groups with one law and facilitating their existence with another; condemning their barbarities and at the same time assisting their operations; promising to bring perpetrators of crime to justice, while opening the door to perpetual immunity; convicting them of narco-trafficking, yet profiting from their drug deals; announcing to the world the government’s persecution of paramilitary organizations, even though in reality these ‘illegal armed groups’ have been carrying out the dirty work unseemly for a state that claims to be democratic and worthy of billions of dollars in US military aid.”
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South of the Border, which premieres at the Venice film festival on Monday, is Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone latest documentary. It journeys to South America to see first-hand how their political system functions. In this film, co-written by Tariq Ali, Stone interviews Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez.
IMF: Stop Funding Honduras
Thursday September 3rd 2009, by Mark Weisbrot (Comment is Free/The Guardian)
By giving millions of dollars to Honduras, the IMF is supporting an illegitimate coup government the world doesn't recognise
Book Launch: 'Los que dijeron "No"' (''Those who dared to say "No"': The history of sailors of the Chilean Navy) by Jorge Magasich
[THIS EVENT WILL BE IN SPANISH]
Throwing down the gauntlet once more Movimientos present a mouthwatering feast of musical revolution with two of London’s finest up and coming acts and two quality touring international acts playing exclusive London shows.
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US Bases in Colombia:
Social progress and democracy versus coups and militarisation
- Grace Livingstone: Journalist and Author of the book America’s Backyard, 2009, Zed Book.
- Dr. Francisco Dominguez: Head of the Centre for Brazilian and Latin American Studies at Middlesex University
Fresh sounds from Venezuela's underground music scene and the Hip Hop Revolucion movement, courtesy of Pablo Navarrete and Movimientos' Cal Jader.
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