Join us for an evening of talks! films, handcrafts, drinks and more! There will be four speakers talking on autonomous education, (Nancy Serrano and Schools for Chiapas / Escuelas para Chiapas), community media (Mario Nájera, Promedios De Comunicación Comunitaria, and indigenous resistance Jaime Finn.
Saturday 23th of august at 18:00-22:00
36 Parnell sq , West, Dublin, Ireland D1
Many labour unions are either in the process of negotiating with their respective employers (mostly municipal, state, or federal governments) in Brazil, while others are actively on strike. These include federal workers from the government bureaucracy, school teachers, city staff, and university staff and faculty. In this piece, I would like to highlight how unions in the transportation sector are highly represented in these labour struggles.
Much media attention has been given to the recent passing of Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos, as is to be expected. However, it was largely and erroneously reported that he "stepped down as leader of the Zapatistas". Anyone with a basic knowledge of the Zapatista movement will know that he has never been its "leader" but rather a spokesperson for the EZLN (Zapatista National Liberation Army). What happened in La Realidad, Chiapas, on May 24th was much more profound and poetic, as is typical of the Zapatistas.
LASC is working with the Workers Beer Company (http://www.workersbeer.co.uk/) to raise funds to carry out our activities.
We are now recruiting volunteers for the following events:
- Sunday 29th June ARCADE FIRE Marley Park
- Wednesday 2nd July KAYNE WEST & PHARRELL WILLIAMS Marley Park
- Friday 4th July KINGS OF LEON Marley Park
- Thursday 10th July MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS Marley Park
- Saturday 12th July ARTIC MONKEYS Marley Park
Christian Aid Ireland, Grupo Raíces (Grúpa Fréamhacha), Justice for Colombia Ireland, LASC and Trócaire are calling the Irish Parliament not to ratify an EU-Colombia Free Trade Agreement which could probably be voted in June this year.
Oaxaca: Hunger strike over murders of Bety Cariño and Jyri Jaakkola concludes upon conclusion of agreement with authorities
Omar Esparza, former husband of Bety Cariño, together with other persons in solidarity who had engaged in a hunger strike in front of the Federal Attorney General’s Office (PGR) in Mexico City have ended their protest after 16 days upon reaching an agreement with the Secretary of Governance (SEGOB), the PGR, and the Oaxacan State Attorney General’s Office in which the latter institutions agree to arrest the 12 presumed perpetrators of the murders of Betty and Jyri Jaakkola and to provide protection to witnesses of the murders.
Jose Luis Solís López, a teacher in the Zapatista’s “Little School” (La Escuelita) was targeted and murdered, and at least 15 Zapatistas seriously injured, in an ambush in which the leaderships of the paramilitary group called CIOAC-Histórica, the Green Ecological Party, the National Action Party [PAN] and the Revolutionary Institutional Party [PRI] are all implicated in directing on Friday, May 2, 2014. The same attackers damaged or destroyed both the autonomous Mayan school and the local health clinic at the Zapatista caracol of La Realidad.
Four things you can do to respond to this deadly attack on the Zapatistas
1. Get the facts. Almost all of the mainstream media are grossly distorting the facts about this violent ambush; however the Zapatistas have published a detailed description in Spanish of the attack (click here to see the document) and Sub Commander Insurgent Marcos has written en emotionally charged description of the events. In addition, mediators from the independent human rights organization Fray Bartolome de las Casas AC have published an eye-witness account (click here to read) which supports the Zapatista version of events. There’s also a detailed Spanish language article in the Mexican daily La Jornada…and here’s an English translation of that same article. We will share additional information as it becomes available.