Chomsky and Latin America - Sold out

Campaign News | Thursday, 6 October 2011

from La Prisma paper

The North American philosopher will be in London on Saturday 8th October to give a talk as part of the series of Adelante latin America 2011 events organised by CSC.

Entitled “Latin America, the United States and the Policies of President Obama”, the lecture will focus on how the US government has responded to the democratic wave currently sweeping Latin America.

Chomsky is an important voice in the continuing debate on the future relationship between the US and Latin America, particularly with regard to Venezuela’s move towards complete independence. As such, he is critical of America’s foreign policy in Cuba and Central and South America.

As Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chomsky’s reputation as a linguist, philosopher and cognitive scientist is almost unsurpassed. He was in the news most recently when he accused the Guardian and Observer of ‘extreme dishonesty’ after they published an interview he gave on Venezuela and he spoke out against the misrepresentation of his comments when the Observer claimed, “Noam Chomsky denounces old friend Hugo Chávez for ‘assault’ on democracy.”

A better world

Tickets for the Chomsky lecture have unfortunately now sold out; however, tickets are still available for the Latin America Conference which will take place on 3rd December.

This year’s conference is entitled “Making a Better World Possible” and focuses on solidarity across the continent as countries in Latin America join together with ALBA, the Bolivian Alliance for the Americas to campaign for justice and equality.

Among the speakers attending are; the Families of the Miami Five from Cuba (who were accused of espionage and are imprisoned in the US); Egle Sanchez, the Venezuelan trade union leader; Guissell Morales-Echaverry, from the Nicaraguan Embassy; Frances O’Grady, TUC Deputy General Secretary; and the journalist and historian, Richard Gott who has written extensively about Latin America.

ALBA (Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América), was created as an alternative to the American Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and forms part of the progressive governments’ attempts in South America to create more equal societies and extend health care and education.

Date: 3rd December, Latin American Conference

Location: TUC Congress House, Great Russell Street, London

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