There are a number of exciting Venezuela solidarity initiatives taking place over the coming week on campuses across London – come along to one and find out more about the revolutionary transformations taking place in Latin America today. Read more
We send our condolences to Hugo Chavez’s family and the people on Venezuela on the sad news that Chavez has died. 7 days of mourning has begun in Venezuela, with enormous numbers lining the streets of Caracas today.
Hugo Chavez was an example. An inspiration. A beacon of hope. A signal of what’s possible in this world. A northern star for the poor and the wretched of the earth in Venezuela and across the globe.
Massively reducing poverty, eradicating illiteracy, expanding healthcare and education to millions of people in Venezuela in just 14 years is his legacy. Read more
By Jose Maria Guijarro who is an economist and sociologist and an adviser to the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister. This article first appeared in the Morning Star.
As the living standards of the majority come under fire across Europe, Latin America continues to be the beacon of hope that burns brightest for those seeking to build a better world.
The progressive path now being taken by several Latin American countries followed the worst long-term economic failure in the region in over a century.
For two decades from 1980, economic growth on the continent practically collapsed - coinciding with the implementation of the so-called "Washington consensus" economic policies.
Today the region is benefiting from a new consensus. One independent of Washington. One that defends the majority. Read more
Public meeting – Tuesday 12 February 2013 from 7 – 8.45pm
Celebrating Ecuador’s Citizens Revolution – Yes to social justice, No to intervention!
56 Grafton Way, London, W1T 5DL London
Ecuadorians go to the polls to elect their President on 17 February 2013. Like other parts of Latin America, Ecuador is today being transformed by progressive social and economic reforms.
Known as the Citizens Revolution and led by President Rafael Correa these policies are tackling the deep crisis caused by years of extreme neo-liberalism. Read more
Student Broad Left is proud to support founder of the Bring Back EMA Campaign and NUS NEC member, Matt Stanley, for NUS Vice President Further Education. Here we share his draft manifesto and initial supporters list. Please contact Matt directly to add your name to his supporters list and volunteer to join his campaign team.
"I am pleased and excited to announce that I will be standing for NUS Vice President Further Education at this year’s NUS National Conference, taking place in Sheffield this April.
I’m standing to turn NUS around. We need a national union that fights to defend students against the enormous assault we are facing from the Tory-led government.
As NUS VP Further Education I would take the fight to the Tories – uniting our movement behind a serious campaign to force a government u-turn to bring back EMA. I stand for an NUS that actively builds massive opposition to cuts and fees – and for the student movement to link up with other progressive movements in fighting racism, inequality, climate change and war. Read more
Syria, the Kurds and Western Intervention
Thursday 17 January 7.00pm
School of Oriental and African Studies
Room V211 Vernon Square Campus
Penton Rise London WC1X 9EW Read more
Student Broad Left firmly condemns France's military invasion of Mali. This assault represents an act of imperialist aggression by France, the former colonial power of Mali, and is the latest attempt by Western powers to re-colonise a part of Africa following the disastrous war on Libya. We say: imperialism - get your hands off Africa! Read more