A CENTRAL London meeting organised by Globalise Resistance last week saw some 150 people attend a discussion on the crisis in Argentina.
Speakers included Alejadra Rios, an Argentinian activist living in London; Chris Harman, editor of Socialist Worker; and Greg Palast, a journalist who has written for the Guardian and Observer.
A picket was recently held by the Argentina Solidarity Campaign of the World Bank offices in central London demanding that the country's $140 billion foreign debt is cancelled.
Another picket of the World Bank offices in London is planned for Saturday 2 February.
SOME 70 people attended a meeting in Bristol last Friday on Colombia. The meeting was jointly organised by the Colombia Solidarity Campaign, Globalise Resistance, and People and Planet.
Speakers included a Colombian trade unionist and Plymouth Unison member Tony Staunton who recently travelled with a trade union delegation to Colombia. The speakers described the current conditions in Colombia and the level of resistance, including the important occupation by the SINTRAEMCALI union in defence of public services.
Workers have been occupying the headquarters of the main public utilities company in the city of Cali for over three weeks now. The workers are defying death threats in a key fight against privatisation.
See diary for details of Colombia Solidarity conference in February.
OVER 100 people attended a public meeting on Saturday in Northampton to demand justice for Abdi Dorre.
The meeting was followed by an angry 150-strong demonstration that marched to the police station and the Lounge nightclub where Abdi was killed. Abdi died from the injuries he received. A witness says Abdi, who was Somalian, was racially abused.
Yet the Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to charge anyone with his murder.
More information from Abdi Dorre Family Campaign, PO Box 7147, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes, MK14 5WF.