CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Author Introduces New Book on US Policy Toward Cuba
February 28 and March 2
Stephen Kimber is in the Bay Area discussing his new book, What Lies Across the Water. Kimber is a professor of journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax and an award-winning writer, editor, and broadcaster.
On Friday, February 28, 7 PM, he will speak at the Redwoods Presbyterian Church (Lower Level), 110 Magnolia Avenue (at Alexander), Larkspur.
On Sunday, March 2, 5:30 PM, he will appear at La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley.
His book covers the story of the Cuban Five and illustrates the injustice and hypocrisy of the U.S. government’s supposed post-9/11 zero tolerance policy toward countries harboring terrorists. Why were men who tried to prevent terrorist attacks against Cuba charged with conspiracy to commit espionage against the US? And why does the US continue to protect and harbor known terrorists?
This Larkspur presentation is sponsored by the Task Force on the Americas. A $5-10 donation is suggested. Information: 415/924-3227.
The Berkeley event is organized by the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five, and there is a $10 entrance fee. Info: www.thecuban5.org or 510/219-0092.
The venue is NOT wheelchair accessible.
The US and Class War in Venezuela
Presented by the Center for the Study of the Americas
Wednesday, March 12, 7:00 pm
The Redwoods • 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley
Author and Activist Roger Burbach along with Zoe Dutka, a journalist live from Venezuela, will discuss the efforts of the right wing opposition and the US to destabilize and topple the government of President Nicolas Maduro. As in the case of Chile under Salvador Allende, the opposition is bent upon sabotaging the economy and carrying out violence to precipitate a coup against a legitimately elected government that won a resounding victory in the municipal elections in December.
Channel 26 San Rafael Hosts Taping of Colombia Program
March 21, 7 PM
"Colombia: A New Political Perspective" is the title of the program to be taped live at the Community Media Center of Marin, 819 A Street (between Second and Third streets) in San Rafael on Friday, March 21. Seating begins at 6:45 PM, and the program begins at 7 PM.
Bay Area educator and activist Alice Aloaiza lived in Bogota for several years and is a member of the four-year-old Marcha Patriotica, a grassroots political and social movement in Colombia. Her topics will include the peace talks between the government and the unification of the peasant and popular forces; human rights issues and political prisoners. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
This event is co-sponsored by CMCM and The Task Force on the Americas. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 415/924-3227.
Archive of previous events (beginning in 2009)