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Eyewitness Standing Rock:
Native leader and New Haven activist Norm Clement has just returned from Standing Rock and will report on the heroic struggle by the Sioux and other Indigenous nations to defend their land and water against the ongoing theft and corporate exploitation.
Thousands of Native activists from some 200 different nations have joined together in North Dakota to resist the construction of an oil pipeline through their land. Entry Transfer Partners' $3.7 billion pipeline threatens to cut through Native burial grounds and the Missouri River, the source of many communities' water. The governor called in the National Guard and private security who harassed and attacked the peaceful protesters.
Join us for this important presentation on the powerful #NoDAPL movement and the ongoing struggle for Native liberation.
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The Cuban Revolution Pushes Forward:
The Cuban people hold steadfast to their immense gains and their revolutionary socialist process while at the same time upholding the spirit of internationalism. While the United States has restored some diplomatic relations, it has continued it's political maneuvering and economic blockade against the Cuba.
Here in Boston, more budget cuts and school closures loom over the city, homelessness has skyrocketed and rents continue to rise. Free education and affordable housing are two of many basic and fundamental rights that are enshrined in Cuban society. It is a testament to the resistance of the Cuban people that they have endured 54 years of blockade.
Join us for an eyewitness report back from New York City activist and public school teacher Graciela Pichardo, who recently traveled to Cuba for a conference on education.
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Dominican Resistance in the Age of Neocolonialism:
"The Saints of Santo Domingo: Dominican Resistance in the Age of Neocolonialism" tells the story of a generation of Dominican warriors, who surrendered their energies, and often their lives, in the struggle against devastating poverty, glaring social inequality and state violence.
Author Daniel Shaw joins us for a presentation on his book, where he recounts the lives of the persecuted leaders of the clandestine FALPO and MPD.
Among the other themes explored in his timely book are Haitian-Dominican unity, forced migration and the everyday survival of the exiled Dominican community in New York City. Shaw is a professor of Latin American and Caribbean studies in New York City and is an internationalist and anti-imperialist leader in the United States. He has lived alongside and organized with social movements in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Central America, Brazil and Western Africa.