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Charla en español con la Profesora Avi Chomsky después de la proyección de la película en Brandeis.

LA BUENA VIDA
THE GOOD LIFE

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A film about extractivism in Latin America: a multinational coal mine in Colombia displaces indigenous communities

FILM SCREENING
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — 5:00 PM—Shiffman 219

Light Refreshments

TALK BY AVI CHOMSKY (IN SPANISH)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 — noon—Lown 203

Lunch will be Provided

Co-sponsored by Anthropology, HiSP! Hispanic Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, and Colombia Vive Boston.

B r a n d e i s U n i v e r s i t y — 415 South Street — Waltham — MA

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at Encuentro 5 - Thu Feb 23 6p La Buena Vida + Q&A w Avi Chomsky, delegación a Colombia http://p0.vresp.com/G4Vk0D #vr4smallbiz

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Learn about a delegation to Colombia
Colombia: The People Behind the Coal
June 18 - June 25
http://witnessforpeace.org/…

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Screening of La Buena Vida (The Good Life, 1 hr 33 min, Spanish and German, English subtitles, trailer: https://vimeo.com/118134553), winner of Best Documentary in the 2016 Boston Latino International Film Festival
http://www.bliff.org/2016-awards/

and Q&A with Avi Chomsky, Professor of History and Coordinator of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies at Salem State University

The village of Tamaquito lies in the forests of Colombia. Here, nature provides the people with everything they need. But the Wayúu community’s way of life is being destroyed by the vast and rapidly growing El Cerrejón coal mine. Determined to save his community from forced resettlement, young and charismatic leader Jairo Fuentes sets out to negotiate with the mine’s operators. They’re backed by powerful global resources companies such as Glencore, Anglo American and BHP Billiton and communicating with their representatives isn’t easy. The villagers are promised the blessings of progress, but the Wayúu place no value on modern, electrified houses – on the so-called “better life.” Instead, they embark on a fight to save their life in the forest, which soon becomes a fight to survive. “La Buena Vida” (The Good Life) is the story of the Wayúu community, set against a global backdrop of rising energy consumption being driven by the pursuit of growth and affluence.

Here is a petition for you to consider signing on to that will be presented to the Colombian President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Juan Manuel Santos at the World Water Day on 22 March 2017.
https://weact.campact.de/…/schrei-nach-wasser-drei-kohlekon…

A copy of the film can be purchased on line:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N138WLY/ref=sr_1_1…

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Comunidad de Colombianos en Boston junto con #ColombiaUnidaEsPaz invitan a firmar carta para Uribe. Ingresa aquí http://bit.ly/2eE78PD

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSc5O_wfann1ulMOT…/viewform…

Cambridge, octubre 22 de 2016 Los jóvenes de Colombia no están solos. Desde la distancia, sus compatriotas en el exterior les acompañamos en la hermosa tarea que la historia nos impone: resguardar la oportunidad de un futuro diferente para nuestro país, un futuro en paz. No nos motivan las consignas...
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Hoy en Harvard

TODAY@ 12pm - Join us at this week's Tuesday seminar on the Colombian peace process, with Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars http://tinyurl.com/j2vkh2x

Dr. Arson will explore why, after decades of failed efforts, it was possible for the government of President Juan Manuel Santos to reach a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and will discuss what the principle...
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jue/Thurs 6 oct 6p Tertulia/follow-up La Buena Vida

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La película La Buena Vida (ganadora de mejor documental en el Festival Internacional de Cine Latino de Boston) nos sirvió para recordar de la importancia del trabajo de solidaridad con Colombia que se llevaba a cabo durante años desde Boston, e inspiró para tomar acción.
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La Buena Vida en el Festival Internacional de Cine Latino de Boston / The Good Life at BLIFF Sept. 29 and Oct. 1 http://p0.vresp.com/kZIodf

La Buena Vida es un documental seleccionado para el Festival Internacional de Cine Latino de Boston (BLIFF por sus siglas en inglés), y se trata de Tamaquito, comunidad wayuu que ha sido desplazada por la minería en La Guajira.  
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apoyo para/support for la Guajira http://p0.vresp.com/YeV2su #vr4smallbiz

Aprovechamos de la oportunidad de compartir la siguiente iniciativa (el texto es en inglés) para apoyar al pueblo Wayuu, nación indígena a la cual pertenece la comunidad de Tamaquito.  Algunos recordarán la visita del líder Wayuu Jairo Fuentes Epiayú de años atrás durante un viaje a Boston oriundo d...
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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Join the fight!

The children of La Guajira, Colombia are dying of malnutrition. On July 12, civil society groups will come together in the "Marcha de Mantas Rojas" – a follow-up to the Mantas Negras protest and the May 1 March to demand that the Cerrejón mining corporation and the Colombian government stop exploiting their territory and water. AND, THEY NEED YOUR HELP!

http://mantasrojas.causevox.com/

The children of La Guajira, Colombia are dying of malnutrition. On July 12, civil society groups will come together in the
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You may recall Mr. Jairo Fuentes's visit to Boston from years ago. The struggle continues. Please show your support.

Desde hace algunos años el Señor Jairo Fuentes Epiayú vino a Boston para concientizar sobre lo acontecido en su pueblo en La Guajira a raíz de la explotación minera. La lucha continúa. Favor apoyar a los wayuu.

https://secure.avaaz.org/…/Glencore_Swiss_Bhp_Billiton_Gr…/…

<Deutsch Version unten & Espanõl Version abajo>We are living in the 21st century full of material wealth, yet, in a distant corner of the world people are still fighting to have access to water. The indigenous Wayúu people in Tamaquito, Colombia have lived a peaceful and happy life until t…
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JAN12
Tue 8:40 AM UTC-05GLORIETA DE LA MADRE TIERRA (CARRERA 2 SUR DE NEIVA)
60 people went

War and peace in Colombia are very taxing issues

A guest blog By Thomas Mortensen, with thanks. A bilateral ceasefire is due in Colombia in the coming weeks, hopefully December 16th. Tax is not the most obvious remedy for civil war but in the case of Colombia, it could go a long way. The country has suffered an internal armed conflict for more tha…
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