bristol / globalisation / news report Monday October 08, 2007 12:07 by ivan noke 1 comment (last - monday october 08, 2007 12:17) 1 image
For all of Juanas friends in Bristol, and for anybody that cares about human rights, please read and act!
Juana Calfunao, as Chief of the Juan Paillelef community, in the Cunco District, IX Araucania Region, is a figurehead of the campaign to recover land belonging to her people which has been occupied by neighbouring landowners. Her situation is one of the most serious cases of human rights violations in Chile. read full story / add a comment
bristol / globalisation / news report Wednesday October 03, 2007 19:13 by ivan noke 1 comment (last - friday october 05, 2007 11:15) 1 image
Some of you may remember Juana Calfunao from her visit to Bristol previously, she has good friends here. She and her sister Luisa are in need of YOUR support NOW. read full story / add a comment
bristol / globalisation / news report Friday September 28, 2007 22:33 by Guayusa Andina and Guayabo Pastuso in Colombia 1 image 1 attached file
The first report from Bristolians Guayasa and Guayabo, who are currently in Colombia for a year providing international accompaniment (i.e. being a sort of human shield) and researching the impact of BP with local activists.
This week, we released the report from last month’s solidarity mission to the oil-rich region of Casanare, where BP operates and where the Colombian army and paramilitaries continue to kill peasant farmers - either as a consequence of their protests against BP’s devastating social and ecological impact or, it would appear, simply because they are surplus to the requirements of the oil industry. read full story / add a comment
South West campaigners are joining with others around the world in one hundred days of action starting on 27th September to press for fairer trade and justice for poorer countries. Oxfam SW campaigner Roger James states that “We now have one hundred days to press for fairer trade until the deadline for trade talks called ‘Economic Partnership Agreements’ (EPAs) between the European Union and African, Caribbean & Pacific countries are signed at the end of this year. 27th September 2007 marks ‘International Stop EPAs Day’. read full story / add a comment
No2 ID Newsletter - STOP PRESS! Help the Pet Shop Boys Protest Against ID Cards! read full story / add a comment
south west / globalisation / news report Thursday August 09, 2007 16:30 by no2id supporter 1 comment (last - thursday august 02, 2007 17:35)
Newsletter no.77 read full story / add a comment
bristol / globalisation / opinion/analysis Saturday July 28, 2007 20:16 by Will Brown 22 comments (last - saturday august 04, 2007 09:48)
I have followed the world economy closely since the crash of 1987. My background is trade unionism and Windmill Hill LP before New Labour got us. Most days I eat in Sainsbury's restaurant and read the Financial Times for free. I am very excited by the economic news. I know this is very anoracky but i've tried to write clearly and explain why i'm excited.
Cheers me dears
Totterdown read full story / add a comment
bristol / globalisation / news report Friday July 20, 2007 13:49 by Kevin Beazer 1 comment (last - monday july 23, 2007 20:14) 1 image
Regional secretary for the CWU Kevin Beazer regional secretary explains the roots of the current dispute read full story / add a comment
bristol / globalisation / announcement Monday July 09, 2007 16:42 by no logo 1 comment (last - monday july 09, 2007 17:03) 1 image
80 minutes video about the resistance against g8 in germany/rostock-heiligendamm 2007.
enjoy :-) read full story / add a comment
THURSDAY JULY THE 12TH
At Kebele Social Centre, 14 Robertson Road, Easton, from 7.00 pm.
'Occupied Factories in Argentina'. Video length: 50 minutes. Five years on from the 2002 crisis of neo-liberalism and Argentina still has many factories and workplaces occupied by their workers, trying to create an autonomous future without capitalism or the state. This 'warts and all' documentary video chronicles the experiences and visions of these pioneers. Discussion: What can we learn from these examples? Are such actions possible here in the UK? How could they be effected?
Afterwards, any survivors will repair to the Espacio/ Bristol Colombia Solidarity Latin Benefit Party at the 'Kalabash', 120 Cheltenham Road. read full story / add a comment
bristol / globalisation / opinion/analysis Tuesday June 05, 2007 17:10 by Crash 36 comments (last - wednesday june 13, 2007 19:59)
I had seen the effects of building the Newbury bypass on the environment and on the lives of those who resisted it. I had read about Britain’s destructive forestry practices, and of deforestation in the ‘developing’ world. And I am working however I can to stop the South Bristol Ring Road from ever being built. But nothing prepared me for a recent visit to Tasmania, with the last of its beautiful, primeval forests being razed in an orgy of destruction. I do not know what to do with this knowledge locally, little of which seems to have seeped out of the remote island state. I hope that somehow I can find ways to make a connection with Bristol’s traditions of defending animal rights, ecology and resisting the pervasion of corporate power. This is a story that may help us compare the scale of these local issues with their equivalent expressions faced by activists in other parts of the world. read full story / add a comment
There is a Bristol ranter called Gosling who occasionally makes sense when he is hunting down fascists and neocons - this is one of those rare occasions read full story / add a comment
This week's Dialect radio show - 3 or 4 minutes in - includes a powerful anti-war and anti-big-business speech made last month in Bristol Council House at the 'Fighting Unions' conference. read full story / add a comment
ID cards special. read full story / add a comment
bristol / globalisation / news report Monday March 12, 2007 02:04 by Diogenes of Sinope 15 comments (last - thursday march 15, 2007 19:34) 10 images 1 video file
Another huge success - Bristol’s Latin American Forum 2007 makes an even bigger splash than last year’s event! read full story / add a comment
bristol / globalisation / announcement Monday March 05, 2007 00:18 by Kevin 1 comment (last - wednesday march 07, 2007 18:52)
The schedule for the day event at the Bristol Latin American Forum on Saturday March the 10th at the University of Bristol is now packed and ready - feast your eyes on the programme below, including a timetable, and list of workshops and film screenings. The day event is free, but PLEASE remember that places are limited to 100 so if you want to guarantee a place, then get there EARLY. Note also the £6 evening event at The Full Moon on Stokes Croft with top Cuban hip hop artists and Bristol's own 16 piece salsa band! read full story / add a comment
devon / globalisation / news report Saturday February 24, 2007 14:57 by Devon Lad 4 comments (last - thursday june 21, 2007 01:54)
Well surprise, surprise, the owner of Trago Mills has been called out for hypocrisy. read full story / add a comment
bristol / globalisation / press release Wednesday February 14, 2007 11:21 by Kevin 1 comment (last - wednesday february 14, 2007 11:25) 2 images
Themed around social and cultural changes in Latin America, the LAF is a vibrant day event with workshops, plenaries, discussion, music, film, and food by Kebele. It also includes a related evening event with Cuban hip hop artists and a 16 piece salsa band.
“The 2006 Forum really got behind the headlines and rhetoric about Latin America with some inspiring first hand speakers. Talking with Venezuelans and Colombians about the situation in their countries brought the issues sharply into focus. Count me in for 2007.” Alix Hughes, Bristol Link With Nicaragua
"I learned a huge amount about Latin American issues during the day, and very much enjoyed the discussions. The evening fiesta was terrific too, giving a chance to talk informally... and I made a few new friends too!" Student attendee at LAF 2006 read full story / add a comment
Newsletter - support the Big Opt Out read full story / add a comment
bristol / globalisation / news report Wednesday December 06, 2006 09:54 by Sal 17 comments (last - saturday december 09, 2006 12:54) 1 image
This piece came across my screen whilst working, I thought others might benefit from seeing it.
I fully expect the BIMC "collective" to take it down because of the lack of a local link. read full story / add a comment