Seminar – Free Trade Agreements and Investment Protection: A View from the South


Theatre Against Dictatorship: A discussion with Marta Cocco

Please note the TWO separate dates and locations for this event; on Monday 2nd July at the Mayday Rooms and 3rd July at the Cervantes Theatre


Date: 6.30pm Monday 2nd July 2018

Venue: Mayday Rooms, 99 Fleet Street, London EC4 1DH

Entry: Free and open to all

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Under Jorge Videla’s dictatorship in Argentina, in 1976-81, Marta Cocco was among the founders of the Cultural Movement Against the Dictatorship and the Workshop of Theatrical Investigation. These organisations used theatrical performance to resist repression. Marta will start the meeting with a short talk about this experience, followed by questions and discussion. All welcome.


Marta is the author of The Workshop of Theatrical Investigation: political and artistic action under Argentina’s last military dictatorship (Taller de Investigaciones Teatrales: Acción política y artística bajo la última dictadura militar (Buenos Aires: Isla de la Luna, 2017)). In recent years Marta formed a Theatrical Workshop for Political Investigation, working in a similar tradition, in Italy. Its performances included Antigone Furiosa, an adaptation of Sophocles’s Antigone about the struggle of women against the state, by Griselda Gambaro; Break the Borders, worked on with refugees; and It can’t continue like this any more, against war and homophobia.


The photo is of an event held by the Workshop of Theatrical Investigation in 1979, under the dictatorship.


Marta Cocco’s Book Launch – Taller de Investigaciones Teatrales: Acción política y artìstica durante la última dictadura militar argentina


Date: 9pm Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Venue: Cervantes Theatre London, Arch 26, Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street, London, SE1 0LR


Entry: Please note that you should book for the play reading as part of the Out of the Wings Festival. The book launch will then take place in the bar afterwards. Tickets for the play “Reality the Final” (starting at 7.30pm) can be booked here


Marta Cocco’s book is called TALLER DE INVESTIGACIONES TEATRALES, or TiT, the clandestine theatre workshop operating as a form of resistence during the most violent era of Argentina’s dictatorship. Copies of the book will be available.

Solidarity, Trade, Debt, IMF. What’s in store for Argentina and Latin America?

The Argentina Research Network is proud to be co-sponsoring this event


Date: Wednesday 4th July, 6-8pm,
Venue: Institute of Latin American Studies, Room G37, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Entry: Free and open to all but spaces are limited. Please email to reserve your place.

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Launch Event of Action for Argentina UK


This year Buenos Aires will host the G20 Summit. On the Agenda will be the revival of free trade treaties that will have a severe impact on the people of Latin America. Meanwhile in Argentina the country stands on the edge of the abyss as debt crisis and the IMF’s return evoke memories of 2001. What lies in store for Argentina and Latin America?





Dr. Luciana Ghiotto (Attac/Transnational Institute/Conicet/UNSAM) – Current free trade agreements in Latin America

Bert Schouwenburg (International Officer, GMB). The EU-MercoSur agreement

Dr. Daniel Ozarow (Jubilee Debt Campaign/Middlesex University). Debt and the return of the IMF in Argentina.

Dorothy Guerrero (Global Justice Now). China’s trade and investment influence.

Sebastian Ordonez Munoz (War on Want). Free trade treaties and environmental impact in Latin America

Chaired by Vicky Grandon


Supported by The Institute of Latin American Studies, Global Justice Now, Jubilee Debt Campaign, War in Want and Argentina Research Network.