Report back from the 1st Assembly of Social Movements towards ALBA

May 2013, Sao Paolo: Over 150 delegates gathered from across the Americas to unite People’s struggles and Social Movements against imperialism and for a new world.

This is an open invitation to participate in a community report back. All collectives, grass root organizations, and everyone in Toronto and the GTA who would like to be part of this initiative and learn about Peoples organizing and Social movements from Nuestramerica (focus on Central and South America) are welcome. We also would like to start a dialog on how to build the ALBA Social Movement in Canada.

More than 150 social movement representatives from 22 countries gathered at the Florestan Fernandes National School of the Landless Peasant Movement (MST) in Guararema, Sao Paolo for the 1st Assembly of Social Movements towards ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance for our Americas). 

This unprecedented gathering sought to build and unify social movements under the banner of “solidarity, complementarity and cooperation with ALBA in order to build a structure for “continental integration of social movements from below and to the left, building the ALBA and solidarity of peoples against the imperialist project.”

Nery Quintero and Pablo Vivanco were invited delegates, representing the Hugo Chavez Peoples Defense Front, a newly formed cross-Canada network.

When: Thursday, June 27th, 2013 – 6:30PM
Where: Accents on Eglinton, 1790 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto

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