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LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY FORUM - OCT 11-14, 2007

"Fighting and organising globally against neo-liberalism"
Trades Hall & RMIT Storey Hall. Melbourne, Australia


Trade unionists, social movement activists, academics, students, progressive political parties and all interested members of the community are invited to participate in the Latin American & Asia Pacific International Solidarity Forum. The four-day forum aims to strengthen international coordination and solidarity with those fighting neoliberalism.

More than 30 representatives from progressive organisations and campaigns in 22 countries will address the forum. (see list below)

Feature sessions include:

* Resisting war and neo-liberalism
* Che Guevara 40 years on: the influence of his example and ideas today
* Alternatives to neo-liberalism
* Indigenous struggles and resistance
* Workers' struggle, global fight
* The global influence of the Zapatista struggle
* Confronting the new colonialism in the Pacific
* Strategies for ecological & human survival
* Movements of resistance in the Asia Pacific
* The Venezuelan revolution and its global impact
* Rebellion in Latin America
* Building links, strengthening international solidarity"

Register early and help fund the forum


You can register and pay online using PAYPAL (a secure third-party payment site). PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE.

Or you can Download a registration form and send the completed form with your payment attached toLAAPISF, PO Box 813, North Melbourne 3051. Make cheques/money orders payable to Latin America & Asia Pacific International Solidarity Forum.

Or you can deposit registration fees directly into the forum bank account. Please then email info@solidarityforum.org to confirm and identify the payment.
Bendigo Bank; BSB: 633000 Account number: 130716889

Submit a workshop proposal

Conference organisers are inviting all interested groups and individuals to submit workshop proposals. You can submit your proposal online

DOWN LOAD THE LEAFLET
Visit the October Forum website
Further Information: Email solidarityforum2007@yahoo.com

International participants

Aotearoa / New Zealand
* Sina Brown Davis, Maori/Pasifikan activist
* Vaughan Gunson, Socialist Worker NZ
Bangladesh
* Abul Hossain, President, United Labour Federation
Bolivia
* An activist from the life and water social movements coalition
Canada
* Roger Annis, Canada Haiti Action Network
* John Riddell, Socialist Voice
* Suzanne Weiss, Venezuela We are With You
Colombia
* A representative of the National Federation of Agricultural Farming Unions (Fensuagro)
Cuba
* Nélida Hernández Carmona & Ifrahim Miranda León, Cuban Consul-General & Consul in Australia
East Timor
* Avelino Coelho, General Secretary, Socialist Party of Timor
Eucador
* Efren Calapucha, Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE)
El Salvador
* Sigfrido Reyes Morales, Member of Parliament, FMLN Political Commission.
Indonesia
* Dita Sari, Founding chairperson of Centre for Indonesian Workers Struggle (FNPBI)
* Agus Priono, Chairperson, National Liberation Party of Unity (PAPERNAS)
Korea
* Reverend Jang Chang Weon, Osan Laborers and Migrants Shelter, Reconciliation and Unification Mission Center
Malaysia
* Irene Xavier, Coordinator, Transnational Information Exchange Asia
Philippines
* Franciso Nemenzo, Chairperson, Laban ng Masa
Pakistan
* Farooq Tariq, General Secretary, Labour Party Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
* John Chitoa and Rosa Koian, Bismarck Ramu Group
Venezuela
* Eva Golinger, author of The Chavez Code and Bush vs Chavez: Washington's War on Venezuela
* Vladimir Villegas, Vice-Minister for Asia, Middle East and Oceania.
* Sandino Carrizales, Youth activist and Communal Councils organiser.
* Nelson Davila, Venezuela's Charge d'Affairs in Australia
Vietnam
* Tran Quoc Khanh, Vietnam's Deputy Consul General in Australia
West Papua
* Anak Jehudi, Patron, West Papua Students Association, Port Morseby.

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