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...
Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, Admin and Editorial Assistant post LAB is hiring: for the first time for more than 10 years it has been possible for LAB to employ a part-time Admin & Editorial Assistant to take some of the pressure off our volunteer editors and enable us to better co-ordinate and expand our work. We hope that we will...
Publications LAB’s newest publication is The Past is an Imperfect Tense, a novel by Bernardo Kucinski, author of K. It tells the story of a well-to-do white couple living in São Paulo who adopt a black baby. The father’s relationship with his son begins with great love and affection, but ends in ruin and rejection as the boy turns to...
21 April 2020 LAB has just published our first true photo-story: São Paulo – the streets under social isolation a collaboration between sociologist Fraya Frehse and photojournalist Tiago Queiroz, and with the help of our web-designer Wes Boden. Do take a look and let us know if you think it conveys the story effectively. Collated by Emily Gregg, LAB is...
3 April 2020 Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, In the past fortnight, as the Covid-19 virus took hold in Europe and began to make major inroads into the populations of the Americas, LAB has attempted to keep up with the extraordinary transformations being wreaked in all our societies. We lack the resources of the major news organisations, but we have a strong and growing team...

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