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CLS holds open monthly meetings with presentations by invited speakers on urgent issues facing Caribbean labour. Everyone welcome to attend and participate.
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

Future Events

Fim:- Forward Ever: The Killing,of a Revolution: On Saturday 17 May at 14:00 at British Film Institute, Southbank,SE1 8XT
Epic story of the hugely successful Peoples Revolutionary Government of Grenada that came to power in 1979 through to its demise with the bloody killings of its charismatic leader, Maurice Bishop, and his comrades on October 19, 1983. This was followed a few days later by the massive invasion of US forces.
Dir. Bruce Paddington 150min.
Tickets office: +44 (0)20 7928 3232,
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Past Events

A public meeting on April 12th 2014 to remember and celebrate the contribution of Richard Hart was held in the Bolivar Hall in Central London. More details...

CLS Meeting - Sunday 6th April 12 noon to 2pm
We showed a film on the Tottenham riots and launched the Tivoli Support Committee UK
Justice for South African Miners
Tuesday, 25 March 2013, 1-2pm
Outside Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
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Stand up to racism and fascism
No to scapegoating immigrants No to islamophobia Yes to diversity
Saturday 22 March 2014
UN anti-racism day - Assemble 11 am
Join us on procession from Nelson Mandela statue, Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square rally.
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Women of Colour, Global Women's Strike and CLS
Grassroots Women’s Organising for Survival and Justice, Locally and Internationally
Sunday 2nd March, from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
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The Inaugural Hugo Chávez Memorial Lecture with Tariq Ali, Thursday February 20, 7pm (Doors 6.30pm)
The Inaugural Hugo Chávez Memorial Lecture will be given by Tariq Ali on Thursday February 20. Doors will open at 6.30pm for a prompt 7.00pm start at the Bolivar Hall. 54 Grafton Way, London, W1T 5DL.
This event is by pre-registration only so please RSVP by registering via Eventbrite as soon as possible here
Organised by the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign
9th Annual Huntley Conference: LMA, Saturday, 22 February 2014
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CLS meeting - Sunday 2nd February at 12 noon
Haiti and Guyana
The resilience of the Haitian people is renowned and Caribbean Labour Solidarity is privileged to welcome Mario Grouse, EC member of the Haiti Support Group, to address the 2nd February meeting on recent developments in Haiti
CLS member Frank Murray will also provide an update on the situation in Guyana following his recent visit there
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CLS meeting - Sunday 5th January - TIVOLI - “The Dead A Cry Fe Justice” speaker Paul Ward
In May 2010 the governing Jamaica Labour Party unleashed the Army and Police onto the community of Tivoli Gardens, Kingston, a JLP garrison (stronghold). Official reports stated that 77 residents died during the onslaught. However, reliable eyewitnesses testified that over 250 persons were killed, with some reported as being summarily “executed”.
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Beyond Remittances and Tourism: What Future for the Caribbean Economy?
UCL - Institute of the Americas Thursday, 5 December 2013 from 17:00 to 19:00 (GMT)
Latin America 2013 Conference
Over 50 contributors have already confirmed for the Latin America ¡Adelante! Conference on Saturday December 7th 2013, from 9:30am to 4:30pm at Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS.
CLS meeting - Sunday 1st December
Francisco Dominiz spoke on Opposition attempts to destabilize Venezuela. We showed a short Film with same title.
Protest @ the Tricycle
Wednesday, 13 November 6-7pm
269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR
Say “no” to the Zionist Federation sponsorship of the film showing of It Is No Dream – The Life Of Theodor Herzl
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Deliver Gaza Mothers message to Palestinian Mission, London - PA release Gaza fuel!
A vigil and delivering a message from a mother in Gaza to the Palestinian Mission in London at 11am on Wednesday 13th November 2013.
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After Leveson, is Citizen Journalism the answer?
Saturday, June 8th, at the London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SB
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Lunch Hour Lectures on tour at the Museum of London: Britain and the legacies of slavery
13:15 - 13:55 11 June 2013
The Wilberforce Theatre - Museum of London Docklands
West India Quay - Canary Wharf - London - E14 4AL
Admission: FREE
Prof Catherine Hall, UCL History
Once abolition was secured, Britons were keen to overlook slavery and emphasise the memory of emancipation. But Britain and Britons benefitted in multiple ways from slavery. By focusing on the role of the many slave-owners who lived here, should British history be reconsidered to take slavery into full account?
A Tribute to Jayne Cortez
An Evening of Poetry Music and Memories
Friday 19 July 2013 7.00 pm
Bolivar Hall 54 Grafton Way, off Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 5DL
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CLS monthly meeting - The Continuing US Blockade of Cuba and the Campaign to release the Miami 5
Sunday 2nd June - Islington Pensioners Forum
Conference: Venezuela – Showing There Is An Alternative In the 21st Century
Saturday April 27, 9.30am – 5.00pm, University of London Union, Malet Street
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The subversion of Cheddi Jagan: internal and external elements in the making of the Cold War in British Guiana, 1953-64
Professor Clem Seecharan, Tuesday 21 May 2013, 14:00 - 15:00,
National Archives, Kew
M. G. Smith and the Report on The Ras Tafari Movement in Kingston, Jamaica (1960): A Case Study of Applied Colonial Social Anthropology
The UCL Institute of the Americas is delighted to host distinguished Caribbean scholar Professor Robert Hill (UCLA) to deliver the following seminar on Thursday 16th May:
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Support Women Writers of African Descent!
The Organization of Women Writers of Africa (OWWA) announces Yari Yari Ntoaso: Continuing the Dialogue – An International Conference on Literature by Women of African Ancestry – to be held as scheduled in honor of our late Co-Founder, poet and activist Jayne Cortez. This major conference will put writers, critics, and readers from across Africa, the USA, Europe, and the Caribbean in dialogue with each other in Accra, Ghana, May 16-19, 2013.
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London Socialist Film Co-op
Discussion led by Luke Daniels, President, Caribbean Labour Solidarity, Tony Dykes. Director; Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) and Dan Carrier, film critic of the Camden New Journal
10.30am, Sunday 12th May 2013, Renoir Cinema, Brunswick Square, London WC1
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Mayday March - May 1st
London Mayday Organising Committee
The Life & Legacy of C.L.R. James – London Legacy Conference
Saturday April 13 11am-6pm
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Selma James talk on George Padmore and Dorothy Pizer
March 19th
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International Women's Day - March 8th
CLS and Global Women's Strike meeting on the 9th
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Report of the day
TUC International Women's Day event Thursday 7 March 6pm at Congress House to mark the struggle for Arab women's rights.
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March 3rd CLS Open Meeting Meeting - Ecuador, What Correa’s Victory Means for the People of the Caribbean
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Educating our Children - Liberating our Futures
23rd February
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International Huntley Symposium
20th February - Sir Hilary Beckles will be addressing the topic of his new book
Britain’s Black Debt: Reparations owed the Caribbean for African Enslavement
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Mary Seacole
Panel discussion at Dalston CLR James Library - Tuesday 12th February 7pm
Celebrating Ecuador’s Citizens’ Revolution
Tuesday 12 February - 7pm, Bolivar Hall
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Public Meeting February 3rd
Cuba Today and the Future
Speaker - Emily Morris (University College London)
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Launch of Richard Hart's book: CARIBBEAN WORKERS' STRUGGLES