Saturday, September 25, 2021
This month we are excited to welcome four new partners: Open Americas, Reclama, Latin American Foundation for the Future (LAFF) and Unión Verapacense de Organizaciones Campesinas (UVOC), and look forward to fruitful relationships with them.  In August, LAB was fortunate to have had a productive meeting with Tom Northey of Con Brio. He is helping us to secure funding to keep LAB's important work going next year....
Community Opposition to Violence *Correction, we mistakenly put May 16 instead of June 16 on our previous NL, apologies. A huge thanks to all those who have signed up to support our work on LAB’s Patreon subscription service so far and to those donating. As most of you know, LAB is desperately in need of funding to keep our work going so your kind support...
LAB badly needs new sources of funding, not least so that we can retain our four wonderful part-time researcher/ editors. Meanwhile, LAB is busier than ever. LAB needs to be able to pay our main researchers and editors, and offer them security of employment. The best ways you can help are by signing up to LAB’s Patreon (see below); helping us...
The third of our Voices webinars focuses on the rights of nature, indigenous people and mining. But there's lots of news from the region and of LAB's activities and plans. Voices of Latin America Webinar 3 The Rights of Nature and Indigenous Peoples Saturday 8 May, 15:00-16:30. Tom Gatehouse & Marilene Cardoso Ribeiro will introduce the themes and voices for the webinar. Speakers...
It’s the beginning of spring here in the UK and there are a number of interesting events to announce. But there’s plenty of news from the region, so do scroll down to find it. LAB Voices Webinar 2. Saturday 10 April 15:00 – 16:30. Book here. Our apologies: we wrongly stated in our 25 March newsletter that the Voices webinars are...
Job vacancy at LAB (closing date 31 march) We are looking for a Publishing Assistant, part-time, 25 hours per week, on the government’s Kickstart Scheme! The person appointed will help with posting articles to LAB’s website and social media accounts and assisting with campaigns, fundraising, books and subscriptions. Applicants must be at least 16 – 24 years old and currently in...
News from LAB Bear with us: there’s lots happening. In fact LAB is bustling with new projects and ideas, with a panel of over 80 volunteers, translators and new authors writing articles and reviews for our website. Some of our news: Crowdfunding for our mining book The Heart of Our Earth exceeded its target and brought in £16,000. We hope that...
Communities resist mining - LAB Newsletter 1 December 2020One of the leading causes of conflict in Latin America is mining. LAB has covered the subject extensively with over 100 articles in the last ten years, the latest just a few days ago. Governments of all political complexions have at various times promoted mining as a source of revenue and...
This is a bumper newsletter, covering the period since 19 July. From now on, we’ll try to send shorter, monthly newsletters. LAB’s latest book, The Past is an Imperfect Tense, by Bernardo Kucinski (author of K), translated by Tom Gatehouse, is launched via Zoom on 29 October 2020. You can purchase the book here. For a combination ticket to the online...
Coronavirus prefers ‘the poor crooked scythe and spade’ LAB Newsletter: 19 July 2020 Covid-19 targets the poor Infections in the US today reached 3.7 million, with over 140,000 deaths. Second in this terrible league table stands Brazil, with at least 2.07 million infections and 77,772 deaths. Mexico and Peru are not far behind. The figures are from the Johns Hopkins university...

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