VOICES OF LATIN AMERICA
LAB’s major new book, Voices of Latin America – social movements and the new activism was published on 18 January 2019.
The launch party, at popular London music venue Rich Mix, in Shoreditch, was completely sold out.
You can buy copies of the book at: https://developmentbookshop.com/voices-of-latin-america
The US edition of the book will be published by Monthly Review Press in March 2019. For details of US orders, click here.
At the London launch, Louise Morris interviewed the book’s editor, Tom Gatehouse. Actors read brief extracts from the voices. The guest speakers (both ‘voices’ in the book) were Pavel Nuñez, a musician, social media activist and educator from Honduras, and distinguished Brazilian writer, journalist and campaigner, Eliane Brum. Richard Bourne spoke about LAB’s other new publication, Amazon Besieged, by Mauricio Torres and Sue Branford.
You can watch the live-stream of the launch, made for LAB by Kary Stewart, here.
The fruit of four years work, Voices is based on interviews with 74 social movement activists in 14 countries. These are the people from whom progressive change is coming to the region: they can inspire us all.
Voices is organized into 11 Chapters, as follows:
- Introduction: living life on their own terms by Tom Gatehouse
- Fighting machismo: women on the front line by Louise Morris
- LGBT rights, the rainbow tide by Ali Rocha
- The student revolution by Emily Gregg
- Indigenous peoples and the rights of nature by Linda Etchart
- The hydroelectric threat to the Amazon Basin by Marilene Cardoso Ribeiro & Sue Branford
- Mining and communities by Tom Gatehouse
- State violence, policing and paramilitaries by Mike Gatehouse
- Spaces of everyday resistance: the right to the city by Antonia Burchard-Levine
- The new journalism: now the people make the news by Mike Gatehouse
- Cultural resistance by Louise Morris
Voices is also an ongoing website, for which this is the Home Page. You will find a page for each of the chapters in the book, (links in the table of content, above, including the chapter abstract; references (with hyperlinks which make it easy to find them); photos; videos and other reports and articles, as well as additional voices, new testimony, links to longer reports and a platform for comments, sharing of experience and discussion with others. This site will extend the life of the Voices collection far beyond the publication date of the book.
Voices videos can also be viewed on LAB’s YouTube channel (you need to click on Playlists on the YouTube menu).
THIS WEBSITE IS STILL IN DEVELOPMENT AND WE HAVE A BACKLOG OF VIDEOS AND FURTHER READING TO ADD. WE HOPE READERS WILL SEND IN SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS AND ADDITIONS. WRITE TO US AT firstname.lastname@example.org