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Hands Off Venezuela delegation meets with Montreal consulate

Last month, a delegation from Hands Off Venezuela/Bolivarian Society of Quebec had a meeting with Elio Vitriago, the Venezuelan consul-general in Montreal. The delegation, consisting of a few young Canadian HOV/SBQ activists and Jorge Martín, International Secretary of HOV, was warmly welcomed by the entire staff of the Venezuelan consulate, and by Mr. Vitriago himself.

De Caracas à Montréal: Un autre monde est possible

Le jeudi 4 juin dernier, à la salle DSR-510, de l'Université du Québec à Montréal, s'est tenue la conférence De Caracas à Montréal, un autre monde est possible, organisée par la Société Bolivarienne du Québec/Hands off Venezuela. Un peu plus d'une centaine de personnes s'y sont rendues pour écouter et débattre avec les conférenciers Jorge Martin, secrétaire international de la campagne Hands Off Venezuela et membre de la Tendance Marxiste Internationale, et Guillaume Hébert, coordinateur de la commission altermondialiste de Québec Solidaire, ce jeune parti qui rassemble les forces de gauche de la nation québécoise. (English version follows)

Where is Cuba Going? Report from successful Toronto meeting

About sixty people crowded into Ryerson University's Oakham House in Toronto on 9th June to listen to Jorge Martín speak on the Cuban Revolution.  The gains of the Cuban Revolution continue after 50 years, and it continues to inspire revolutionaries around the world.  Hands Off Venezulea and the Bolivarian Circle "Louis Riel" were proud to host this meeting and continue building the links between the Venezuelan and Cuban solidarity movements.

Venezuela: Five iron and steel plants, and the Carabobo Ceramics, nationalized

At a recent gathering in the State of Guayana President Chavez announced a series of new nationalisations, but he also stressed the need for workers' control, planning and socialism. What now needs to be done is to act on these words and the only force that can do that is the working class. Otherwise all the good proposals can be buried by the myriad of reformists and bureaucrats who infest the movement.

Historic meeting as Toronto HOV merges with Bolivarian Circle “Louis Riel”

60 people gathered in Toronto on 18th April 2009 to celebrate the merger of the Hands Off Venezuela campaign and the Bolivarian Circle “Louis Riel” (CBLR). The event hosted a discussion about the current economic crisis and how the Venezuelan Revolution is providing an alternative.

Venezuela: Big Victory for the Revolution, Time to Build Socialism in Practice!

The result of Sunday's referendum on the constitutional amendment was a huge victory for the forces of the Venezuelan revolution, and at the same time a severe blow against the counter-revolutionary right-wing opposition. Now more than ever, the question is the following: either the revolution moves forward to destroy the economic power of the bourgeoisie and imperialism or it will go under in the most terrible defeat.

[From HoV] - Cross-Canada Demonstration in Support of Venezuelan Referendum

Supporters of the Venezuelan revolution gathered in front of the Venezuelan consulate in Montreal on Sunday 15th of February at 11:00 am, in a demonstration called by Hands Off Venezuela/Société Bolivarienne du Québec . This was a cross-Canada event, as activists from Hands Off Venezuela Toronto, and the Mohawk community also traveled to increase the spirit of solidarity. All were united in solidarity with the revolution and the yes vote in the referendum abolishing term limits.

URGENT: Two workers killed in Venezuela, while defending the occupied Mitsubitshi factory

In the afternoon of Wednesday, January 29 (Venezuelan time), two workers were killed by police in the state of Anzoategui, Venezuela. The workers killed are Pedro Suarez from the Mitsubishi factory and José Marcano from nearby auto parts factory Macusa. They were killed when regional police of Anzoategui was attempting evict hundreds of workers who had been occupying the Mitsubitshi (MMC) factory.