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Public Meeting for the Latin American community

27 February at 4pm
Tiendas del Sur
91-95 Newington Butts SE1 6SE
Elephant & Castle

Information, discussion and culture against the cuts. Guest speakers:
  • Jeremy Corbyn MP
  • Amada Silva (Golden Years/Años Dorados Day Centre)
  • Amancay Colque (Bolivia Solidarity Campaign)
  • Plus music from renowned Peruvian singer Sophia Buchuk
Crèche and translation if required (meeting will be in Spanish) 
The Latin American Coalition Against Cuts (COLACOR) is a newly born
network of Latin-American organizations and groups in the UK.

In this meeting we will open a space for discussion, mutual
recognition, and collective mobilisation of Latin Americans in the
run up of the general rally against the cuts called by TUC on the 26th
March 2011. We will have speakers: and will also show video and live
testimonies from our communities.

The purpose of the meeting is:
a) Information sharing of experiences within the Latin American
community about the current cuts of the British government and how
these are affecting members of our community and our organizations
b) To show solidarity and coordinate mobilisation within the existing
initiatives against cuts (locally and nationally), and to agree on
collective strategies of action to fight against the cuts.

In solidarity

Latin American Coalition Against Cuts (COLACOR)

Members to date:
-Asociacion de Trabajadores Latinoamericanos
-Latin American Women’s Rights Service
-Movimiento Ecuatoriano en el Reino Unido (MERU)
-Bolivia Solidarity Campaign
-Colombia Solidarity Campaign
-Todas Las Voces Radio
-Asociacion Latinoamericana de Documentales y  Peliculas Alternativas
-Rock Around the Blockade
-Latin American Disabled Peoples Project (LADPP)
-Golden Years/Años Dorados Day Centre
-newspaper ThePrisma
-IWW IU 640
-Hands Off Venezuela


2nd March: Hackney council's budget day
We are calling on councillors to vote against the council budget that will mean cuts to jobs and services in Hackney. More than 800 council jobs could be lost. Take, for example the threat to Youth sercices: 95 jobs and vital services to be axed. What impact will that have on young people living in our borough? Our Mayor's concept of "humane" cuts just doesn't work.
  • Contact your councillors with the draft letter available on Hackney Alliance to Defend Public Services website
  • visit them at their surgeries
Come to the public gallery in the Town Hall for the Budget meeting on Wed 2nd March at 7pm so they can see the strength of feelings against the cuts!


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  1. I must point out that whilst we press ahead with any campaign not everyone agrees with it.
    This position is a bit naive to be against all savings whilst the deficit gets worse - £2.2 trillion debt or whatever.
    Roger from Westminster

  2. I urge everyone reading this to come to the Save the NHS protest on Saturday. 1000 nursing jobs could go, so bring them along, too! Marching from Hyde Park to downing Street...