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Doctors from Nicaragua visit England April 6, 2015 12:48

Doctors from Nicaragua visit England

  It will happen during the National Health Conference taking place in Liverpool from the 13th to the 15th of April, according to an [...]
 
The war against democracy March 30, 2015 18:35

The war against democracy

This is the title of a documentary directed by Australian reporter, John Pilger, that exposes the long history of interventionism by the United States [...]
 
In the face of US intervention in Venezuela: lessons of Chile and Nicaragua March 29, 2015 00:45

In the face of US intervention in Venezuela: lessons of Chile and Nicaragua

Responses to attempts to destabilize this Latin American country and how to offer help will be the main topics of discussion at a meeting [...]
 
 
A world with no jobs March 17, 2015 02:21

A world with no jobs

The world is in need of 280 million new jobs by 2020. However, creating this number of new jobs constitutes a real problem: added [...]
 
Latin Americans rise against racism and xenophobia March 16, 2015 00:00

Latin Americans rise against racism and xenophobia

    The Latin American immigrant community wants to emphasise the positive contribution made to British society by its entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, professionals and organisations. [...]
 
In the face of US intervention in Venezuela: lessons of Chile and Nicaragua March 15, 2015 00:01

In the face of US intervention in Venezuela: lessons of Chile and Nicaragua

Responses to attempts to destabilize this Latin American country and how to offer help will be the main topics of discussion at a meeting [...]
 
 
Iñigo Errejón: “Podemos is not giving up on ideology” February 28, 2015 21:21

Iñigo Errejón: “Podemos is not giving up on ideology”

The Political secretary of the party defines it as “neither left wing nor right wing”, he sees self-determination of the people as legitimate and [...]
 
MAX: Enough of xenophobic oratory February 28, 2015 12:00

MAX: Enough of xenophobic oratory

In the run-up to the elections, and challenging political speeches which are more and more anti-immigrant, passengers on underground and railway stations will be [...]
 
Journalists: Paying the price for truth February 7, 2015 21:50

Journalists: Paying the price for truth

470 journalists have been murdered since 2001.43 of those died in 2014 and this year so far the figure is 8 deaths. There has [...]
 
 
We all have the right to decent housing January 26, 2015 18:17

We all have the right to decent housing

Next Saturday, the 31st of January, the March for Homes takes place outside Boris Johnson’s office, in protest against the property crisis that has [...]
 
Boycott action against Warburtons December 1, 2014 01:27

Boycott action against Warburtons

By means of social media networks, a boycott – to take place on 19th December – has been called to avoid the purchase of [...]
 
A reflection on teachers and the gay community November 26, 2014 02:49

A reflection on teachers and the gay community

On the 29th November, in London, members of the NUT who represent this group will go into depth about the experiences of this community, [...]
 
 
Debates on contemporary feminism November 16, 2014 02:06

Debates on contemporary feminism

A new series debates will be held on the 20th of November in London in support of feminist culture and women’s rights.   Brick [...]
 
Young people have rights and ought to fight for them November 3, 2014 20:16

Young people have rights and ought to fight for them

On 15th November a debate will take place to discuss the government’s policies concerning housing and employment amongst young people.     The Big [...]
 
Objective: Stop Hinkley C October 20, 2014 01:12

Objective: Stop Hinkley C

A group of activists is collecting signatures in order to stop the construction of a nuclear power plant in the United Kingdom.   The [...]
 
 
 

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  • Comments, In Focus The US is coming for the homeland of Bolivar!

    The US is coming for the homeland of Bolivar!

    Let’s begin by saying that the US is not coming only for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, they are coming for the whole land. For the entire continent. This is its visible need to recover what it considers itself to be losing. It is to secure the territory in order to protect its political, economic...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Inherent vice

    Inherent vice

    Based on Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel of the same name   a film noir set at the tail-end of the 1960s counterculture, as drugs replace booze as the drug of choice.   Steve Latham*   In this dissection of the Californian hippy fantasy Joaquin Phoenix plays the central character Doc Sportello,...

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  • Comments, Globe, In Focus, United Kingdom Mining and Misery: two similar words

    Mining and Misery: two similar words

    “Music of the geography of our beautiful country, Colombia” is a phrase that is broadcast daily by a classical station in Bogota, announcing one of its musical programmes. What the producers don’t know, or don’t say, is that this beautiful country with its geography is on the brink of disappearing....

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  • Culture, Globe, Listings, Screen, United Kingdom Sons of Cuba

    Sons of Cuba

     This documentary follows the lives of three Cuban boys at the Havana boxing academy as they undergo a tough training regime in the hope of winning the under-12’s national boxing championship. The film is showing on the 18th April in London.   Ever since the revolution in 1959 sport has been seen...

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  • Comments, In Focus Dialogue in representative democracy

    Dialogue in representative democracy

    An acquaintance from my neighbourhood had had a recent operation, when my partner found her in the local shop. Everything had gone well while in the hospital, our neighbour asserted, even the fact that she “shared a room with a white woman”.        Mabel Encinas   My partner was shocked...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Black irony

    Black irony

    The Black Cultural Archives in Brixton are based in the renovated historic Raleigh House. Opened in 2014, the Archives are an important centre for African and Caribbean pride and self-identity.   Steve Latham   An assertion of worth in the face of a hostile host culture, the holdings include vast...

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  • Comments, In Focus The bull that became a civil servant

    The bull that became a civil servant

    Based on a story that I have been hearing these days, of the unfulfillment and absence of some civil servants before their commitment to the community.   Photo by Davide Baraldi – fotocommunity.it/pc/pc/display/22800761 John Elvis Vera S.   Once upon a time, in an isolated village, a...

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  • Culture, Globe, Listings, Multiculture, Our People, Pages, United Kingdom Mexico, the lead at the London Book Fair

    Mexico, the lead at the London Book Fair

    On the occasion of the Dual Year between the Latin American country and the United Kingdom, Mexican cultural representatives will visit the capital of Great Britain.   At the beginning of the year, the cultural exchange between Mexico and the UK began. The year 2015 has been named “The year of...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Interstellar: saving the Earth

    Interstellar: saving the Earth

    A real sci-fi blockbuster, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey, Interstellar is a delight to the eyes and ears.   Steve Latham   The cinematography and the special effects are outstanding and awesome. They really take you to a far-off place outside the known universe. The...

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  • Comments, In Focus McCarthy’s shadow over Venezuela

    McCarthy’s shadow over Venezuela

    The hours are counted, the minutes are counted, and we must not allow this crime against humanity to be carried out. – Pablo Picasso.   Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Armando Orozco Tovar   The USAmerican Jewish couple Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were accused of spying for the USSR, and sentenced...

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  • Culture, Globe, Latin America, Music Mexico pays tribute to Morrissey

    Mexico pays tribute to Morrissey

    Mexrrissey is a new band inspired by the songs of the ex-vocalist of The Smiths. They will be touring England between the 25th of April and the 1st of May.   The group of Mexican musicians is led by Camilo Lara from the Instituto Mexicano del Sonido and Sergio Mendoza, from Orkesta Mendoza/Calexico....

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  • Culture, Globe, Screen, United Kingdom “Wild Tales”: dark humour and social frustration

    “Wild Tales”: dark humour and social frustration

    Directed by Damián Szifrón, this film tells six independent stories set in Latin America, all with converging plots, fun and violence.   Juanjo Andrés Cuervo   Recently released in the UK, this Argentine cinematic production shows how characters are incapable of controlling their impulses...

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  • Culture, Globe, Latin America, Listings, Screen, Struggles, Workers The war against democracy

    The war against democracy

    This is the title of a documentary directed by Australian reporter, John Pilger, that exposes the long history of interventionism by the United States in Latin American countries. The majority of the subject matter revolves around the failed coup d’etat in 2002 against President Hugo Chavez. The film...

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  • Culture, Listings, Migrants, Multiculture, On Stage Circolombia returns to London

    Circolombia returns to London

    Following the success of their 2011 show ‘Urban’, the Colombian circus company returns to the UK from the 14th April to 3rd May for their new show ‘Acelere’.   With fourteen of the country’s most prominent circus performers, the new show draws is inspired by Colombia’s rich diversity of...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus London on speed

    London on speed

    The drug-related language – London ‘on speed’, the ‘rush’ of city life – is deliberate. Like an addiction, the speeded-up, souped-up urban lifestyle sweeps us along in a hectic race.   Steve Latham   James Gleick wrote his book, “Faster”, on the topic; and French...

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  • Comments, In Focus Carlos Arango: a true journalist

    Carlos Arango: a true journalist

    Gran told me about my father’s childhood. She recalled how as a child, he took lunch to the workers on the Antioquia Railway.   Armando Orozco Tovar   Carlos Arango Z was his name and he started working at just six-years-old to help support his family. From Tulúa, in the Cauca Valley to...

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  • Culture, Visual Arts Van Gogh: fury, genius and pain

    Van Gogh: fury, genius and pain

    The certainty that Montmajour at Sunset was painted by the Dutchman Vincent Van Gogh Dutch revives the madness that the unique viewpoint of this artistic genius always produces.    Frade Ibis Brito   In fact, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has announced to the world the discovery of this new work...

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  • Culture, Listings, Multiculture, Music, Our People Willy Claure, on Cueca rhythm

    Willy Claure, on Cueca rhythm

    On Tuesday the 24th of March the Bolivian guitarist and composer will give his first UK concert at the Bolivar Hall in London.   With a career lasting more than 30 years, Claure is one of the most outstanding guitarists in modern-day Bolivia. His repertoire is essentially based on popular, traditional...

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  • Comments, In Focus Democracies

    Democracies

    In principle, the term “democracy” implies that the people (demos) are in power (kratos) and thus, that they participate.   Mabel Encinas   However, by contrast with participatory democracies, in representative democracies, we need to ask ourselves whom the government represents and who the...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Urban revolution now

    Urban revolution now

    On Tuesday I was invited to a book launch organised by the Urban Hub at University College London. The book was Urban Revolution Now: Henri Lefebvre in Urban Research and Architecture.   Steve Latham   Edited by academics Łukasz Stanek, Christian Schmid, and Ákos Moravánszky, the book was a...

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