The multicoloured flag of the plurinational state of Bolivia is everywhere, as seen in the first picture.
|Wipala flag of the indigenous movement|
The military parade is something we don't usually get at our rallies in Australia.
|Bolivian Army parade at conference opening|
The indigenous people with the feather headdress come from out in the Amazon region.
|Indigenous group from Bolivian Amazonia|
The "Christ: first revolutionary" banner was the first thing that greeted me at the conference venue. Another thing you wouldn't see in Australia!
|Christian revolutionary banner|
The politics of the event are strongly anti-capitalist, anti-consumerism and pro-indigenous. While it's radical in Australia to say "business-as-usual economics can't fix the problem", here most are calling for an end to capitalism. Can't say I disagree!
More posts will follow over the next few days.