Posts Tagged Human Rights

Remember September, September…

Main events for your diary:

Nunca Más!!! Never Again!! .Vigil on the 39th aniversary of the military coup in Chile to commemorate the overthrown of Salvador Allende’s government and people killed by the military dictatorship of Pinochet.

Sheffield Town Hall Steps, Tuesday 11th September from 11:00 to 13:00


La Fonda Chilena: The Chilean Community and friends celebrate the Chilean Independence Day. 22 September 2012 from 8pm to late

Venue: Haggers Corner,  586 Queens, Road Sheffield, S2 4DU

Please, note that all the proceeds will go to partly finance the programme of events to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Chilean human and social tragedy brought about by Pinochet’s dictatorship, next year. (Whatch this space!)

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Ecomemoria: Tree planting for María Arriagada and Michel Nash in Machynlleth, Wales

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West Midlands Human Rights Film Festival 2011

The Award-Winning Birmingham International Film Society (BIFS) are proud to present the first ever West Midlands Human Rights Film Festival. Our programme covers a range of issues and Articles relating to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The majority of screenings are Birmingham Premieres, and will be complete with guest speakers, including directors, academics, and representatives of issue-based groups.

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On 28 June the democratically elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya was expelled from office in a military coup perpetrated by right wing politicians, and the business sector.  The coup regime that take over has no legitimacy and has not been recognised by any country in the world.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Aida Quilcue in London

Aida QuilcueAida Quilcue is the leader of the Cauca Regional Indigenous Council (CRIC), and one of the key figures behind the Social and Communitarian Minga process in Colombia. In December 2008 her husband, Edwin, was killed in an attack by the Colombian army. Read the rest of this entry »

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