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The Deepening Struggle in Latin America/Developments in the fight to free the Cuban Five

Friday, June 12, 2009
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Party for Socialism and Liberation
2489 Mission St., #28, SF CA 94110
Location Details:
2489 Mission St. Rm. 28, San Francisco
$3 - $5 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds.
(Refreshments served. Cross street 21st. Near 24th St. BART. MUNI #14, 49, 26. Parking garage located one block west on 21st. St. btwn. Mission & Valencia, parking cost $2/hr.)

For more info, or to reserve free childcare (please call at least one day in advance if you would like childcare) contact PSL at 415-821-6171.

The Deepening Struggle in Latin America
New Developments in the fight to free the Cuban FiveIn Peru, protests and occupations by Indigenous communities are continuing against the government of Alan García. Indigenous peoples are demanding the overturn of several laws signed by the Peruvian president in 2008 that allow for massive corporate development on Indigenous land. The government stepped up its repression and declared a state of emergency in early May, banning public gatherings and permitting unrestricted police searches. A general strike has been called for June 15.

In Venezuela, the struggle between classes has intensified following the referendum victory that abolished term limits for elected officials.

Nationalizations, expropriations, occupations and continued growth of communal councils all signify the growing socialist revolution. The brutal reaction of the capitalist class in defense of their wealth underscores this trend. As the struggle deepens, the line between pro-capitalist and pro-socialist elements will sharpen.

Come hear about recent developments in Venezuela, Peru and other countries of Latin America and how you can become involved in defending the gains that have been made for the poor and working people there.

New Developments in the fight to free the Cuban Five
The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision on June 15 on whether or not they will hear the appeal of the Cuban Five. Meanwhile, the Obama Administration filed a brief urging the Court to deny the Five a hearing.

As part of this evening’s program, we will view a short video, recently broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC). The moving mini-documentary tells the complete story of the Cuban Five, featuring interviews with René González’ wife Olga and daughter Irma, as well as with Leonard Weinglass, one of the Cuban Five’s attorneys.

Join us for discussion on this important case.

Also, report-back from the International Day of Solidarity to End the Siege of Gaza and an update on struggle against Proposition 8.
Added to the calendar on Mon, Jun 8, 2009 8:13PM
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