US Hands off Latin America - No more Pinochets

>>>>Emergency Rally in Solidarity<<<<

5.30pm Friday, September 26th
GPO, Corner Bourke and Elizabeth St, CBD Ph Sean 0415 122 135

Latin America now faces its most serious crisis since the rebirth of democratic and progressive movements at the end of the 20th century. On the 35th anniversary of the military overthrow of Salvador Allende in Chile in 1973, which had the overt support of the United States, the presidents of Bolivia and Venezuela asked the US ambassadors accredited to their countries to leave.

They both believe they are facing the possibility of an imminent coup in which they accuse the United States' administration of being involved. A third country, Paraguay, announced ten days previously that they had detected a plan involving military officers and opposition politicians.

The plot against democracy in Venezuela centered on a plan, revealed in telephone conversations between senior military officers broadcast on national television, to assassinate the democratically elected head of state, President Chavez.

In Bolivia, the separatist governors of the five eastern regions, in close touch with the US embassy in La Paz, have begun a campaign of violence and economic sabotage designed to create the conditions for a coup. Scores of indigenous and poor protesters have been killed by gang backed by rich sectors and the oligarchy.

These events demonstrate unequivocally who defends democracy and who threatens it in Latin America today. The international media has failed to provide accurate and proportionate coverage of these events.

Join the rally to defend people's power, self-determination, social progress and popular democracy in Latin America and to condemn the actions against indigenous and poor people organisations, human rights and democratically elected popular governments.


Centre for Latin America Studies and Solidarity Australia Venezuela Solidarity Network Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET) Peace & Justice for Colombia, FMLN committee Revolutionary Socialist Party Socialist Alliance. Green Left Weekly Resistance

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The Red Son said...

I hope that with the rise of left of center governments and the strengthening of anti-imperial social movements in the region, Latin America will be "America's backyard" no more. Down with U.S. imperialism!

Ana said...

Kia Ora Komrade

Nice to hear from you, yes Down with Amerikkkan Imperialism Worldwide !!!!

The Red Son said...

Kahalo. I have just moved to Hawai'i, so now are much closer than before. If you have any suggestions of radical organizations that I should look into becoming involved with, let me know. I realize that you are in Australia but you seem pretty knowledgeable about all matters pertaining to the Pacific.

Also I was wondering if you have ever watched an show from NZ called Bro Town and if so what is your opinion of it?

Ana said...

Kia Ora

I'll get some contacts for you mail me uriohau@gmail.com and I'll try to get ya sorted. Mmmm bro town, yes I do have a sense of humour but I still find bro town patronising and not considerate of the real lives of poverty & racism that Maori & Pacific Islanders in NZ. I dont think it helps to build the momentum we need to push our struggles forward.