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Regime Change and Resistance in Venezuela

By |10/June/2020|

Our third Alborada Online event discusses discussing the recent failed coup attempt in Venezuela and how grassroots movements in the country are resisting US government sanctions and ongoing regime change efforts.

Event held on Tuesday 19 May – more info

Speakers:

> Ana Felicien is a Venezuelan food sovereignty activist involved in drafting the country’s 2015 “National Seed Law” which banned the use of GMOs. She is currently involved in the “Pueblo a Pueblo” commune initiative which seeks to build a new food system in Venezuela, including community-led production and distribution networks.

> Ricardo Vaz is a journalist, political analyst and editor at the independent grassroots website Venezuelanalysis. He is also a member of the Venezuelan media collective Tatuy TV and a regular contributor at Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR).

Dan Kovalik is a labour & human rights lawyer based in the United States. His latest book ‘No More War’ documents how the West uses “humanitarian intervention” to pursue its strategic economic interests. He is also the author of ‘The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela’ with a foreword by Oliver Stone.

Chaired by Rachael Boothroyd (Alborada contributing editor)

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Regime Change and Resistance in Venezuela

By |10/June/2020|

Our third Alborada Online event discusses discussing the recent failed coup attempt in Venezuela and how grassroots movements in the country are resisting US government sanctions and ongoing regime change efforts.

Event held on Tuesday 19 May – more info

Speakers:

> Ana Felicien is a Venezuelan food sovereignty activist involved in drafting the country’s 2015 “National Seed Law” which banned the use of GMOs. She is currently involved in the “Pueblo a Pueblo” commune initiative which seeks to build a new food system in Venezuela, including community-led production and distribution networks.

> Ricardo Vaz is a journalist, political analyst and editor at the independent grassroots website Venezuelanalysis. He is also a member of the Venezuelan media collective Tatuy TV and a regular contributor at Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR).

Dan Kovalik is a labour & human rights lawyer based in the United States. His latest book ‘No More War’ documents how the West uses “humanitarian intervention” to pursue its strategic economic interests. He is also the author of ‘The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela’ with a foreword by Oliver Stone.

Chaired by Rachael Boothroyd (Alborada contributing editor)

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Chile’s Student Uprising (Documentary)

By |2/April/2020|

(Director Roberto Navarrete, 35 mins, Alborada Films, 2014)

Mass student protests took place in Chile between 2011 and 2013 demanding a free and state-funded education system and radical change in society. The documentary puts these protests in their historical context of widespread dissatisfaction with the economic model put in place under the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990), but that still remains largely in place.

The film’s director travelled to Chile between 2011 and 2013 to speak to then student leaders (now Members of Congress) such as Camila Vallejo and Giorgio Jackson, and also to other students, to explore why their protests had caused such effect in Chile and inspired others in the country and beyond.

“Roberto Navarrete’s is the most complete and compelling visual account of Chile’s student uprising to date. All the lessons from Patricio Guzmán’s path-breaking style of documenting in film are there: poetic visuals, an engaged narrative, the focus on personal feelings and stories combined with subtle and accessible analysis, plus a sense of the tragic tempered by the optimism of the will. Navarrete adds to it the passion and distance of the exile’s gaze, and a Latin American Beckettian flare for celebration while thinking. This is a must see for all those interested in the current sway of global rebellions that show us all the shape of things to come. Superb!”

Dr Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Professor in Law, Birbeck, University of London and author of ‘Story of a Death Foretold: The Coup Against Salvador Allende, September 11th, 1973’

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