Thu, 19 April 2007
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At a solidarity function in Canberra, Saturday April 10 Lisa MacDonald talks about the last Australian brigade to Venezuela. Part of the brigade's agenda was to observe the Presidential elections last December. Lisa describes the fraud-proofed voting system developed by the Venezuelans, making one wonder why it has not been adopted universally. Then she describes her experience of the now famous "Barrio 23 de Enero", a suburban neighbourhood that has become a self managing community after running the police out of town. Lisa tells of how they cope with social problems without police intervention.
Live harp music by David, and various musicians (and audience participation) in a jam at the Australia Cuba Friendship Society Annual consultation in Canberra last weekend.