For the 99% – Social Movements and Political Change, with Guest Speaker Ruben Pereira

For the 99% – social movements and political change
Public forums with guest speaker from Venezuela:
RUBEN PEREIRA – Coordinator of Social Movements for the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our America
The rise of the international Occupy movement – from Wall Street to Sydney – reflects the mass dissatisfaction and growing anger with the injustices of capitalism. In Latin America, a united organisation that reflects and fights for the needs of the people – for the 99% – against the greed and destructiveness of the big corporations is changing the shape of politics across that continent, and the world. The Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) was launched by Cuba and Venezuela in 2004 and now includes eight Latin American nations.
RUBEN PEREIRA, from Venezuela, is the Coordinator of ALBA’s Council of Social Movements. He is visiting Australia this month to speak (in Sydney and Brisbane) about the Council of Social Movements’ work to strengthen people’s power and unity in the struggle against neoliberalism and imperialism, and for social justice, peace, social security and self-determination, in harmony with nature.
6.30pm, Tuesday Nov 22nd
Auditorium, Qld Council of Unions
16 Peel St, South Brisbane
Ph Jim 0423 741 734 or email [email protected]
2pm, Saturday Nov 26th
Club Room, Teachers Federation
23-33 Mary St, Surry Hills
Ph Roberto 0425 182 994, Fred 0412 556 527 or email [email protected]
All welcome.
Organised by the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network. Supported by the Latin America Social Forum (Sydney)