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Where is the Venezuelan Revolution going?

The September elections have posed some serious questions before the Bolivarian Revolution. The opposition has organized a noisy campaign in the media to present themselves as "winners", despite the fact that they lost. What is the purpose of this campaign? A minority cannot turn itself into a majority, no matter how loud it shouts. But such a campaign can be advantageous to the counterrevolutionaries both inside and outside Venezuela.

Venezuelan elections: A serious warning to the revolution

The result of the elections to Venezuela’s National Assembly elections on Sunday was greeted by jubilation in the bourgeois media internationally. It is too early to make a definitive judgment about the results, and it has not been confirmed the right wing has overtaken the PSUV in votes. However, the deafening chorus of triumph in the international media is premature.

Venezuelan Socialist Party wins majority, but opposition is gaining ground

The mood at the Miraflores presidential palace on Sunday night was one of cautious waiting and one could even feel a slight nervousness in the air as thousands of Bolivarians had gathered to hear the first results of the country's parliamentary elections.

HOV activities across Canada show support for the Venezuelan Revolution

This past weekend, the Canadian Hands Off Venezuela campaign and its sister organizations, the Société Bolivarienne du Québec, the Toronto Bolivarian Circle "Louis Riel," and the Vancouver Bolivarian Society organized a series of events and meetings in solidarity with the upcoming Venezuelan elections on 26th September.  The meetings were part of an international day of action in over 20 countries, organized by the international Hands Off Venezuela campaign.

The elections in Venezuela: Defeat the counter-revolution and fight for socialism!

On September 26 the people of Venezuela will be electing a new National Assembly. The reactionary Oligarchy, backed by imperialism, is taking advantage of the shortcomings of the revolution to strengthen its position and prepare for the counter-revolution. The Venezuelan revolution has gone a long way, but key economic levers are still in the hands of the Oligarchy. What is required is to fully carry out the socialist revolution and expropriate the capitalists and landlords. That is the only way of making the revolution irreversible.

Hands Off Venezuela statement on the 26th Sept. elections

The National Assembly elections in Venezuela, which will take place on September 26, will mark a turning point for the Bolivarian revolution. What is at stake is not only who will have a majority in the National Assembly, but the future of the revolutionary process itself.  Hands Off Venezuela is organizing an International Day of Action in support of the revolution for 17th-18th September. In Canada, there will be solidarity events in four cities--Fredericton, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.  As well, please sign the petition of support at www.handsoffvenezuela.org .

Defend the Venezuelan Revolution! The latest provocation by Colombia against Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez severed diplomatic relations with Colombia last week after a farcical presentation by outgoing Colombian President Alvaro Uribe at a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS).  Uribe accused the Venezuelan government of harbouring FARC guerrillas and demanded an "international commission of enquiry."  This is the latest provocation by the imperialist powers, through their puppet regime in Colombia, to damage the Venezuelan revolution, especially in advance of the parliamentary elections in September.

Venezuela: Economic war in the run-up to the parliamentary elections

If it is to succeed, the Venezuelan revolution must be taken to the very end, with the expropriation of the capitalists and landlords who still control two thirds of the economy. This is a powerful lever in their hands that they are using to organise economic sabotage to undermine the government. The right-wing, reformist fifth columnists within the Bolivarian movement are attempting to hold back the revolution. That is where the danger lies.

HOV delegation report-backs from Venezuelan Revolution

On 8th May, about 40 people filled the OPSEU union hall in downtown Toronto to listen to a report-back by Fightback editorial board member Camilo Cahis, and Toronto Young New Democrats (TYND) Co-Chair Jennie Ernewein. Both Camilo and Jennie were part of a Hands Off Venezuela/Bolivarian Circle “Louis Riel” delegation to Venezuela. Although the delegation was originally intended to participate in the founding conference of the V International (which has now been postponed until after the September parliamentary elections), the two comrades were able to visit worker-controlled factories, participate in the bi-centennial independence celebrations, talk to ordinary workers and PSUV members, and were invited to attend the congress of the Marxists within the PSUV.

HOV/CBLR and HOV/SBQ defend Venezuelan human rights in front of Parliamentary committee

On Tuesday 4th May, representatives from HOV/SBQ in Montreal and HOV/CBLR in Toronto travelled to Parliament Hill in Ottawa to present on the human rights situation in Venezuela. A parliamentary committee is set to report on Venezuelan human rights in September, at the same time as the crucial parliamentary elections in Venezuela.  These hearings come at the same time as the Conservatives and Liberals have shut down debate on the human rights situation in Colombia.