23 Apr 2015

“Movilización por el Agua y La Vida, tómese la calle”




24 de abril de 2015 Plaza de Bolívar, a las 12:00 hs Convocamos e invitamos a sumarse y participar el próximo 24 de abril de 2015 en la “Movilización por el Agua y La Vida, tómese la calle”, que se realizará en diferentes territorios de Colombia. Algunos son los siguientes lugares:  En Bucaramanga: Puerta del Sol, a las 2:00 pm; Gran Marcha en defensa del agua de Bucaramanga.  En Bogotá:Plaza de Bolívar, a las a las 12:00 hs; donde se inicia el carnaval de colores, máscaras y tambores hacia el Parque Nacional, la jornada pedagógica y cultural.  En redes sociales pueden encontrar más información en el evento en Facebook: Por el Agua y la Vida tómese la calle, y en twitter a través de las cuentas @ComiteSanturban, @tejiendoparamo , a través del HT #SomosAguayVida. La movilización es parte del proceso de defensa de los páramos, altas montañas y demás territorios vitales para el ciclo hídrico, así como del derecho al agua para la vida en todas sus manifestaciones que actualmente se encuentra amenazado por un modelo de desarrollo económico impuesto en Colombia, basado en el extractivismo y la mercantilización de la naturaleza. 



 El Gobierno Nacional de Colombia busca profundizar este modelo mediante el proyecto de ley Plan Nacional de Desarrollo -PND- 2014-2018, y otras reformas a la normatividad ambiental, que: 1. Permite la explotación minera a gran escala y de hidrocarburos en páramos; 2. Crea Áreas de reserva para el desarrollo minero, 3. Facilita la declaración de Proyectos de Interés Nacional y Estratégico – PINES que, en su mayoría, atentan contra el agua; 4. Apresura el licenciamiento ambiental; 5. Con el PND, la soberanía de las personas se quebranta cuando prima la inversión extranjera. 6. Impulsa la economía verde para la mercantilización de la naturaleza; 7. Replica la delimitación de Santurbán en todos lo páramos de Colombia; 8. Legitima el Fracking; 9. Prohíbe las actividades campesinas en páramos; 10. Atenta contra el agua, la semilla nativa y la biodiversidad; 11. Plantea Regiones estratégicas invalidando las regiones naturales; 12. Privatiza los acueductos comunitarios rurales y urbanos. En este contexto se rechaza la economía basada en la extracción de la naturaleza, para beneficio de unos pocos. Se afirma que el desarrollo minero energético demuestra ser una imposición para privatizar la vida, destruir los ecosistemas, arrasar la soberanía de los pueblos campesinos, indígenas y afrodescendientes, además de aportar al crecimiento de la miseria en las ciudades y la privatización de los bienes comunes. La montaña con sus nevados, páramos, selvas andinas, bosque andino y de niebla, con sus ríos, quebradas y humedales, son inseparables a los demás ecosistemas colombianos, por lo tanto declaramos que el ordenamiento del territorio debe basarse en el agua y la conectividad entre ecosistemas, y que debe contar con la debida participación y acuerdo de las comunidades que los habitan. Cordialmente, Comité para la Defensa del agua y el páramo de Santurbán / Red Tejiendo Páramos / Censat Agua Viva/ Fundación Naxak @naxakcomunicaiones / Comité Cruz Verde @ComiteCruzVerde/ Apoyan: Coordinadora minero energética / Colectivo para la defensa de la provincia de Sugamuxi / Colectivo Ecologista Campo / Colectivo Siembra Vientos / colectivo Supresión Alternativa / El AguaNte / Retaco / Movimiento Ambiental Caminando el Territorio / Colectivo Sumapaz Resiste / Voces por el Agua / Corporación Cactus / Asociación de Usuarios Campesinos de Cundinamarca / Territorio Sur / Red Somos Páramo de Guerrero / Instituto Latinoamericano para una Sociedad y un derecho alternativo- Asoacctasco / Sugamuxi tu y yo / Tierra Libre / Canto al Agua Mundial / Refugio Vida Nativa: Posadas Ecoturísticas y Escuela Ambiental / Suacha en Imágenes / Aula Ambiental Intercultural Humedal Neuta / Agenda Bogotá / Tejiendo Conciencia Ambiental / Colectivo Encauce – Red Ambiental / Fundación Naxak / Comité Cruz Verde / Red Acción Participativa / Voz del Pueblo Org / Colectiva Siembra Luna / Casa de la Juventud Chapinero / Canto al agua Sé Origen / Planeta Casa Nativa / Quinua Nativa/ RETACO/ Red Ambiental Bakatá y demás personas

17 Sep 2013

KOKN just distributed its music through TuneCore - available soon in stores!

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Nuestro nuevo Álbum "Nunca Termina" https://soundcloud.com/kokn/sets/nunca-termina Ésta semana descarguelo gratis antes del lanzamiento oficial en ITunes el 17 de Septiembre de 2013. Escucha y Comparte! También mira nuestro último video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmAuueVp5p0&feature=youtu.beVen a nuestro próximo concierto y lanzamiento el 19 de Septiembre de 2013 en Latino Power https://www.facebook.com/events/122829154554375/con @arteconexion y @pulentamusic. Dale un like a nuestra página en Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/KOKN/136739746408928?ref=hl
Our new Album "Nunca Termina" https://soundcloud.com/kokn/sets/nunca-termina This week free download before ITunes release on 17 September 2013. Listen to it and share! Also watch our last video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmAuueVp5p0&feature=youtu.be Come to our next gig on the 19th September 2013 https://www.facebook.com/events/122829154554375/ with @arteconexion and @pulentamusic. Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/KOKN/136739746408928?ref=hl
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Nuestro nuevo Álbum "Nunca Termina" https://soundcloud.com/kokn/sets/nunca-termina Ésta semana descarguelo gratis antes del lanzamiento oficial en ITunes el 17 de Septiembre de 2013. Escucha y Comparte! También mira nuestro último video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmAuueVp5p0&feature=youtu.beVen a nuestro próximo concierto y lanzamiento el 19 de Septiembre de 2013 en Latino Power https://www.facebook.com/events/122829154554375/con @arteconexion y @pulentamusic. Dale un like a nuestra página en Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/KOKN/136739746408928?ref=hl
Our new Album "Nunca Termina" https://soundcloud.com/kokn/sets/nunca-termina This week free download before ITunes release on 17 September 2013. Listen to it and share! Also watch our last video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmAuueVp5p0&feature=youtu.be Come to our next gig on the 19th September 2013 https://www.facebook.com/events/122829154554375/ with @arteconexion and @pulentamusic. Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/KOKN/136739746408928?ref=hl
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16 Mar 2011

Latin American Youth Forum (LAYF) at BFI British Film Institute


Latin American Youth Forum (LAYF) will have a screening session at the British Film Institute (BFI) on 13th March 2011 from 13:00 to 17:00. This screening session will be the second part of our “Together as One” 2011 event which took place at London City Hall last 19th February 2011.

What is Together as One?
The event is a gathering initiative, not only to convoke youths but also migrants, from the so-called “hard to reach” communities living in the United Kingdom. The LAYF main objective is to create awareness of young people’s role in this society by providing spaces where young people are able to grow politically and use the arts as a tool to build community, integrate and act as one.
“Together as one” took place at Tate Modern in 2009, Rich Mix in 2010 and The London City Hall on 19th February 2011, this year we are also running a second part session at the BFI. The aim of “Together as one” at the BFI this year is to create awareness of issues that affect our communities here in the United Kingdom and back in our home countries; we aim to run a question and answer session after each Short- Film so each group and the audience can have a better understanding of each particular context in which pieces have taken place. Alongside with the work that LAYF has developed with audio visual artist David Caneva, he will be presenting "We are all foreigners" a Video Documentary Game Installation that was launched at the London City Hall.

Which organisations will be taking part?

Native Spirit Film Festival is a non-profit, charitable organisation, which promotes the knowledge and preservation of Indigenous Cultures and supports education in indigenous communities.Native Spirit Foundation was founded and is directed by the Mapuche artist and filmmaker Freddy Treuquil. He is a longstanding and prominent member of the indigenous Mapuche community in Patagonia. Native Spirit holds an annual Festival of Films, talks and performances celebrating indigenous culture, which takes place in London and Spain. During the year Native Spirit also organises events such as fundraisers, musical, art exhibition and film screenings, providing a platform to indigenous artists to showcase their work.

Refuge in Films are a group of young people, some of us are refugees and migrants from all over the world. We meet on a daily basis in Refugee Youth and New Generation, where we run and plan the Refuge in Film Festival since its beginning in 2007. To create the festival, we also make a selection of films that we want to show in the festival, create our own films and produce the event. Refugee in film provides a platform for catapulting our own ideas and views. The festival gives the opportunity for Refugees to re-educate the public in issues they think they know about but really don’t. It gives people the opportunity to look at refugee issues through a different lens.

Colombia Solidarity Campaign is an anti-imperialist organisation, campaigning for a socially just and sustainable peace in Colombia based on respect for the human rights and diversity of the Colombian people. The Campaign actively opposes PLAN COLOMBIA. The Campaign recognises the collusion between the Colombian government, the armed forces and the paramilitary death squads, and calls for an end to the impunity that this creates.

Movimientos runs regular events in London - live Latin music & cultural nights with documentary films, DJs. Currently a monthly showcase night at the Notting Hill Arts Club with the best alternative, cutting edge, traditional Latin and Global live music. As well as regular events at Passing Clouds (Dalston), Chamucos @ Green and Red, Camino (Kings X), Cargo & a 3 month residency at Rich Mix. Movimientos continue to join the dots between all the best up and coming Latin acts in London and some of the most exciting global music around whilst providing a firing club night with all the freshest Latin dance floor heat from cutting edge electronic to Salsa, urban flavours and tropical roots.

Single Homeless Project (SHP) provides innovative accommodation and support services for 3,000 of London’s most vulnerable people. The film-making club is part of a varied programme of activities SHP has designed to promote social inclusion and help people back into work, training and education. The club empowers workshop participants to become film directors themselves. Led by film makers Lesley Pinder and Annetta Laufer, the workshops are supported by a group of dedicated film professionals who volunteer their time to develop the confidence, knowledge and employability of the participants. Alongside a detailed study of film and genre, the workshops support participants to develop skills in camera work, storyboarding, editing, acting, sound, lighting and directing, before culminating in participants making their own film from beginning to end.

Who are we?
The Latin American Youth Forum (LAYF) is a project run by Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organization (IRMO) a refugee community organization and charity that was established in 1985 and has supported both refugees and migrant from Latin American backgrounds since then.
LAYF has been operating since January 2009 and it is a youth lead initiative of over 50 youths that supports their involvement in their communities, promotes a clear vision of their rights and responsibilities as citizens in a multicultural society, helps them address issues concerning their cultural identity and pushes them away from existing negative stereotypical images. To achieve this, LAYF runs a set of educational and artistic activities facilitated by a project coordinator, artists and facilitators.


Latin American Youth Forum (LAYF)
www.layf.org.uk