Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Latin America: Will the era of military dictators & US military intervention return?

“The U.S. Empire ... has launched a retrograde and anti-historic counteroffensive, with the aim of rolling back the union, sovereignty, and democracy of our continent.”
- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, August 17, 2009

The recent military coup in Honduras, which deposed democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya, and the planned establishment of new US military bases in Colombia (just next to Venezuela), has set off alarm bells around Latin America. Is this the beginning of a return to military dictators and US military intervention that blighted the subcontinent for decades?

Guest speakers on this important topic will address the next meeting of the Sydney Central Socialist Alliance branch:

  • Jose Pena, Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) committee in Sydney.
  • Victor Hugo, Committee for Human Rights in Guatemala.
  • Stuart Munckton, Green Left Weekly co-editor.

Saturday August 22, 2pm
Sydney Resistance Centre

23 Abercrombie St

Chippendale (near UTS Broadway)

More info: Peter 9690 1977/0401 760 577

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