Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library
Sun, Feb 19, 2017: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Honduras & Colombia
Models of US Control; violence, poverty and displacement
Honduras and Colombia are centers for US Control in Latin America which has been in process over many years. The Colombian elite has welcomed Plan Colombia, extensive military training and 7 US military bases in exchange for "stability", class security, money, business interests and help opposing the mass anti-government movements over the years. The US has centers for intelligence gathering, a new "School of the Americas", bases with great military capacity, ready to invade any anti-US country, such as Venezuela, Ecuador, Cuba and Bolivia. The US is not supporting the Peace Process in Colombia which is being attacked by US created paramilitary armies, Gaintanistas and Urabeños. This is not to mention the many US mining and business. Many peasant and popular leaders are being assassinated at this very moment. We need to build opposition to the US wars around the world, be it in the Middle East, Latin America or at home.
In Honduras, the "Alliance for Prosperity", modeled after Plan Colombia, increases militarization and privatization, and is responsible for increased displacement, and corruption, violence, and repression.
The Presentation is sponsored by Bay Area Latin American Solidarity Coalition (BALASC) and The Task Force on the Americas.
Alice Loaiza: Lived in Colombia for many years and works with Marcha Patriotica. Also worked with CONAP, Coordinacion Nacional de Organizaciones Agrarias y Populares and also in international accompaniment. She has lived and worked in many parts of the country. In the Bay Area Alice works with BALASC and The Task Force on the Americas.
Diana Bohn: Visited Honduras for third time in December, 2016, as a member of the Root Causes of Migration Pilgrimage, which visited groups affected by the policies of the Alliance for Prosperity, government corruption, and violence. Diana is a Task Force on the Americas Board member and Member of BALASC.
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)
FREE - but hat will be passed for donations to NPML
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A weekly discussion series inspired by our respect for the work of Karl Marx and our belief that his work will remain as important for the class struggles of the future as they have been for the past.
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