Cop Out 26 – A response from the Global South

December CLS Zoom Meeting
Sunday, 5th December, 2021 2:00 PM London time

All welcome, but please register in advance.

International lawyer Melinda Janki will discuss COP26 in relation to the Global South, with particular reference to impacts on the Caribbean.

Melinda is currently challenging dangerous deep water petroleum production offshore Guyana. Last year she won a case cutting Exxon’s environmental permits from 23 years to 5 years. In May she filed the biggest climate change case in the world challenging over 4 billion tons of greenhouse gas pollution of behalf of a university dean and indigenous youth. Melinda has drafted legislation for environmental protection,protected areas, water management and conservation, and land rights for Amerindian peoples. She is politically independent.… Read on ...

Reparations – Meeting Bristol’s Responsibilities

A webinar contextualising Bristol’s response to its role in the transatlantic slave trade
University of Bristol and Caribbean Labour Solidarity
Thu, 14 October 2021, 14:00 – 16:00 BST
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ChairJessica Moody, Centre for Black Humanities, University of Bristol, and author of ‘Off the Pedestal: The Fall of Edward Colston‘.

IntroductionBridget Anderson, Director of Migration Mobilities Bristol, University of Bristol.

Keynote speaker: His Excellency David Comissiong, Barbados Ambassador to CARICOM and author of It’s the Healing of the Nation: The Case for Reparations in an Era of Recession and Re-colonisation.


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CLS October Zoom Meeting

Sunday 3 October 2021 at 2pm London time

Latin America: The people retake the offensive against neoliberalism

Speaker: Francisco Dominguez

Francisco Dominguez is the Head of the Latin American Studies Research Group at Middlesex University. He is a specialist on Latin America’s political economy, especially Venezuela and Cuba, about which he has written and published extensively. He is co-editor of Right-Wing Politics in the New Latin America (Zed Books 2013).