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Crisis in Bolivia: Understanding and Responding to the Coup

When: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston St. • Boston



Bolivian President Evo Morales was removed from office on November 10th in a coup. The new government, led by rignt-wing, evangelical interim President Jeanine Añez, has violently repressed protesters demonstrating in opposition to the coup. The New York Times documented clashes in Cochabamba that left 9 protesters dead and the Grayzone Project reports a massacre of at least 9 in El Alto. Deadly repression continues.  Come learn what is happening and how to stand in solidarity with the people of Bolivia.

Direct from Bolivia:  Aymara activist in El Alto, is an activist and a linguist living in El Alto, Bolivia, a new and growing city that is comprised of mostly Aymara. He works to strengthen the language and culture of the Ayamara people. He will give us a video report from Bolivia on the current situation for activists in El Alto.

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photo of Steve StrifflerSteve Striffler writes and teaches about labor, migration, and the left in relation to Latin America and the United States.  He recently published Solidarity: Latin America and the US Left in the Era of Human Rights, which explores the history of US-Latin American solidarity from the Haitian Revolution to the 2000s.  He is currently co-editing (with Aviva Chomsky), Labor in 21st Century Boston: The Fight for Economic Justice, which is expected in the Fall of 2020.




Community Church Boston is easily accessible from Copley Station on the Green Line or Back Bay Station on the Orange Line.  Parking is available at the Back Bay Garage at 199 Clarendon Street. Only $8 with vouchers provided at the event! (photo © 2019|Theme by MH Themes)

Sponsors:  Massachusetts Peace Action, Venezuela Solidarity Committee, May Day Coalition, Polo Alternativo Democratico Colombiano, Chelsea United Against the War, Committee In Solidarity with the People of El Salvador

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