A talk and discussion about land in Latin America as a cause of conflict by Karen Jeffares, Peace Brigade Ireland (PBI) & LASC member.
At 7pm in LASC office.
You can enjoy a cup of Zapatista coffee and nice biscuits while attending the talk.
More info about our #LASCWeds here
Workshop on Latin American Politics and Society
The two day workshop will provide key knowledge in the area of Latin American Politics. Topics to be covered include; Debt Crisis, Neoliberalism, Leftist Politics, Development Issues, Indigenous Politics, Populism, social movements and income inequality.
Ireland is currently following a similar route that Latin America did after its debt crisis. The course will provide participants with fundamental knowledge of the case of Latin America in this regard and participants will be encouraged to think of parallels with Ireland, and/or other developing regions.
When: Saturday the 21st and 28th of March.
Where: International Education Academy, Dublin 1
Cost: €25 / €20 (LASC members)
Thursday 12th February: World Solidarity Day with Máxima Acuña
Some of the worst environmental damage in the world happens in Latin America, usually courtesy of international mining and petroleum giants. Canadian and US companies are among the biggest offenders. The victims of this damage are usually the poorest of the poor and the indigenous people.
Tá Féile Scannán Mheiriceá Laidineach ag leanúint ar aghaidh ag cur gearrscannán agus scannáin fasnéise bainteach leis an mór-roinn is speisiúla ar Pachamama - Meiriceá Laidineach, os comhair lucht féachana na hÉireann.
Tá ábhair éagsúla sa Féile Scannán, beidh clár iomlán ar siúl i mBaile Átha Cliath agus Luimneach, agus clár le béim ar an tSile i mBiorra agus Doire.
A breakthrough has been reached in the tragic case of Alberta 'Bety' Cariño Trujillo and Finnish human rights activist Jyri Jaakkola. Both were killed in an ambush on 27th April 2010 while participating in a humanitarian convoy bound for the indigenous community of San Juan Copala .
On 21st January 2015 Elias Cruz Merino, leader of the Movement for Triqui Unification and Struggle (MULT) was arrested as one of their alleged killers. However, there are still ten more outstanding warrants to be made. Since last April the National Association of Democratic Lawyers reported that those responsible for these acts were fully identified, however the Mexican government has refused to implement the corresponding arrest warrants.
This is a first small step in the right direction but justice for these murders has not been reached yet.
LASC supports the struggle for justice led by the family of Bety' Cariño and Jyri Jaakkola and many other organisation.
Read more (in Spanish) here
"The recent review by the Government of our foreign policy, The Global Island, strongly reaffirms a central commitment to human rights. This is to be welcomed. Ireland has earned an enviable reputation as a defender of human rights. However, if these commitments are to be realised, they must stand the test of what we do in practice. The first significant test comes today as the Dáil debates ratification of the EU Free Trade Agreement with Colombia and Peru".
Join the food fest! Two days with screenings, talks, workshops, shows, and stalls related to food from the Andean region in Latin America.
Saturday from 12 to 14.30
Sunday from 11 to 17.00
The Dublin Food Coop, 12 Newmarket Square, D.8
Yum Yum Bolivia LASC's Project aims at shedding the light on the real value and contribution to improve global and local livelihoods of Andean agro-biodiversity in the context of the current challenges, including food security, poverty reduction and climate change.