The Antimilitarist Network of Latin America and the Caribbean (RAMALC) will meet in Asunción, Paraguay, 4th - 11th November. The theme will be “Strategies against the militarisation of bodies and territories.”
Recently RAMALC - the Latin American and Caribbean Antimilitarist Network (Red Antimilitarista de América Latina y el Caribe) - ran a webinar - ¿Son pacíficas las protestas que ocurren en Venezuela? (Are the protests that are taking place in Venezuela peaceful?). Since 1st April, a series of protests have occurred in Venezuela in which more than 50 people have lost their lives. What are the motivations and characteristics of the demonstrations? Are they peaceful or violent?
The Antimilitarist Network of Latin America and the Caribbean (Red Antimilitarista de América Latina y el Caribe, RAMALC) have published a statement in solidarity with antimilitarists, conscientious objectors, nonviolent and pacifists in Venezuela (an English version is forthcoming). It extends support to the community of human rights defenders being persecuted for their work. The statement has been endorsed by the WRI Executive Committee.
What: Rompiendo Filas ('breaking ranks') is the 'call to action' and the name of the publication that the Latin American Antimilitarist Network is launching this week. The publication is a response to the challenge of linking reflection, experience and the possibility of change, and for that we bring into dialogue places and voices committed to antimilitarism in Latin America. The publication will come out every six months and it comes with articles, essays, interviews, and stories that reflect the daily experiences and common areas of resistance to militarism in the region.
Joves d'Esquerra Verda activists in front of the Department of Education of Catalonia, 20.11.2015
The 2nd International Week of Action Against the Militarisation of Youth was held between 14-20 November with many activists taking actions and organising events across the world.
Members of the RAMALC in solidarity with the victims of Ayotzinapa
The Latin American and Caribbean Anti-Militarist Network (RAMALC), in the city of Mexico on September 23, 2015, with representatives from Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Chile, Paraguay Brazil, Bolivia, Serbian anti-militarists and United States, together with their peers from Mexico, would like to express our solidarity with the mothers, fathers and relatives of the 43 student teachers of the Ayotzinapa Rural