We are extremely fortunate to have Carmen Rodríguez in Sheffield next October. Carmen is a Chilean novelist, an acclaimed poet and short story writer who arrived in Canada as a refugee from Chile after the 1973 coup that ousted President Salvador Allende. Read the rest of this entry »
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Jorge Barreno, El Mundo22.03.2013………..La justicia española ha aceptado la demanda de ejecución forzosa interpuesta por Víctor Pey, ex propietario del diario chileno ‘Clarín’. Un juez español de primera instancia, del que aún no se ha facilitado el nombre, ha decretado el embargo de bienes a Chile.
By Haluka Maier-Borst , santiagotimes, 20.03.2013……. Activists in Santiago protest plans to auction house that commemorates human rights abuses in southern Chile.
A group of about 30 activists gathered Wednesday in front of the Ministry of National Property to protest plans by the Chilean government to auction a human rights centre in Punta Arenas.
Mensaje enviado al Cro embajador de la República Bolivariana en UK, Dr Samuel Moncada.
La Asociación de Chilenos residentes en el norte de Inglaterra, Chile Scda, se une al inmenso dolor que embarga al pueblo venezolano, como también de Latinoamérica, por la dolorosa pérdida del compañero Comandante Hugo Chávez Frías.
Su legado, su visión, su consecuencia, su dignidad, su coraje, vive en cada uno de nosotros y su memoria y obra perdurará a través de nuestras futuras generaciones.
Dash.com, Thursday 21.02.13 G4S’s takeover of asylum housing under the UK Border Agency’s (UKBA) COMPASS contracts has been a disaster for asylum seekers and their families in Yorkshire and the Humber and the North East, a new report claims.
Compiled for the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, the report also alleges that the allocation of the contracts to an international security company rather than a housing provider suggests that the contracts were allocated for political rather than commercial reasons. Read the rest of this entry »
“So sad to hear of the death of Stanley Forman, communist film-maker and producer”, says Kate Hudson. “Stanley, who I worked with at his company ETV in the early 1990s, was a champion of film from eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, bringing the often-derided cultural output of those countries to life and enabling a real assessment of their achievements. Stanley was notable for the films he directed and produced on Chile, during the 1970s, including the celebrated Companero: Victor Jara of Chile. Stanley will be much missed”.
For left film culture in Britain, Stanley Forman, who has died at the age of 91, was the archive man. His company, ETV, held a unique library of left-wing documentaries which amounted to the history of the twentieth century from a socialist perspective. Read the rest of this entry »