Latin America 2018

The Trump Presidency has overseen a worrying rise in US interventions in Latin America, with the blockade of Cuba being tightened, sanctions threatened on Nicaragua, and Trump pushing for military intervention in Venezuela. But the resurgent right-wing in Latin America is facing resistance, with the Left winning the Mexican election, and trade unionists and popular movements mobilising to defend social progress across the region. Come along to hear eyewitness accounts and get involved in standing up to Trump’s interventions in Latin America.

With contributions from over 50 campaigners, politicians,
trade unionists and academics from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil,
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September CLS meeting – The Life of Mona Baptiste

CLS Meeting, Sunday 2nd September  at 12 noon till 2pm

David Horsley will give a talk, illustrated by film clips and music, about the life of the singer and actress Mona Baptiste from Trinidad. Arriving on the Empire Windrush, she had an extensive career in both Britain and Germany,  with such hits as Calypso Blues, Stormy Weather and Heut’ liegt was in der Luft. Let us celebrate the talent of this great Caribbean performer.

Islington Pensioners Forum
1A Providence Court,
Providence Place,
London N1 0RN

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Healing Africa – the Havana Prescription

A Eureka Films production directed by Tom Fawthrop

To be shown at the next Caribbean Labour Solidarity meeting from 12 noon to 2pm on Sunday 5th August
Islington Pensioners Forum
1A Providence Court,
Providence Place,
London N1 0RN

This film is about Cuba’s special relationship with Africa and how Nelson Mandela appealed to Fidel Castro to replace the exodus of doctors during the post -apartheid era with Cuban doctors who would serve the ideals of a new South Africa

The director Tom Fawthrop will present his documentary with forum to follow

The South African people have just celebrated that 100th … Read on ...

CLS Annual General Meeting

CLS Meeting, Sunday on 1st July, noon till 2pm

Senator Andre Lewis, President of the Trades Union Congress of the Island of Grenada will be our guest speaker at the AGM. He will be speaking about the problems facing trade unionists in the Caribbean and will doubtless have something to say about the “Windrush Scandal”. This is an important international visitor, so it would be good to have a larger than usual turnout for our distinguished guest.
We shall also be electing our officers and committee – this would be a very good time to renew your membership if … Read on ...

CLS Meeting June 3rd

Dr Francisco Dominguez will report on his observing the recent elections in Venezuela.

And Luke Daniels reporting on the recent Reparations Conference held in Venezuela.

Advance Notice of the CLS AGM on July 1st

Caribbean Labour Solidarity meets from 12 noon to 2pm on the first Sunday in the month at
Islington Pensioners Forum
1A Providence Court,
Providence Place,
London N1 0RN

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WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE HERE

Read the Article in the Morning Star…

Bringing together all those facing a ‘hostile environment’ from the Home Office

7pm, Thursday 31 May

UNITE the Union, 33-37 Moreland St., EC1V 8BB
Angel Fully wheelchair accessible

Speakers include:

  • Windrush generation families from the Caribbean and other Commonwealth countries
  • People seeking asylum from wars, dictatorships, ecological devastation and hunger
  • EU nationals threatened by Brexit
  • Ian Macdonald QC, leading barrister in immigration and human rights law

The Windrush scandal has finally exposed to the public the truth about what deportation means for people’s lives, and the public is outraged.

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CLS Meeting – May 6th

The next CLS meeting will be on Sunday May 6th at 12 noon

HEROINES OF THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION: Tales of Victory and Valour by: Christine Ru Pert-em-Hru.

In her newly published work (after many years of research into the history of Ayiti/Haiti, its people and the revolution of 1804), Christine Ru Pert-em-Hru presents a compelling story outlining the magnificent contributions which the African women of Haiti made in order to make it the first African country outside the continent to take back its freedom from the western European superpowers of that time.
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Windrush – What next!

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An audience with Bernard Coard

A joint meeting of UNITE the UNION London and Eastern BAEM Committee and Caribbean Labour Solidarity

27 March 2018 – 6:00 pm for 6:30 start
Ron Todd House, 33-37 Moreland Street, London EC1V 8BB
Tube: Angel Islington (Northern Line)

Programme:

  • Introduction
  • An Audience with Bernard Coard & A Launch of
    The Grenada Revolution: What Really Happened?
  • Alan Scott will present his analysis of documents released under the 30 year rule which disprove the justification for the American invasion.
  • Caribbean Labour Solidarity Reports
  • Questions & Answers
  • The Way forward …
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Stop the Deportations

CLS Meeting, Sunday 7th January at 12 noon till 2pm

We are increasingly concerned at the number of elderly people of Caribbean origin, who have lived and worked in Britain for many years, who are being threatened with deportation.
We are aware that it is not just a problem facing Caribbean people, but anyone who the government is pleased to label as “foreign”, including some EU citizens. We wish to start a debate on how best to campaign to support those of all communities who are currently being threatened with expulsion.

Speaker: Michelline Ngongo

Islington Pensioners Forum
1A Providence Court,

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