Below is a list of events occurring in Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver, and Whitehorse. Please contact canada[@] if you would like more information or to get involved with the campaign!


Screening of
Venezuela Bolivariana: People and struggle of the Fourth World War
You are invited to attend the Calgary premiere of the celebrated documentary, Venezuela Bolivariana: People and struggle of the Fourth World War. This film provides the best background to the Bolivarian Revolution and the struggle of the Venezuelan people.

Tues. 15 Aug. at 7:00pm
Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre
1320 – 5 Ave. SW
Calgary, AB

For more information, contact canada[@]


Venezuela Rising

On August 15, 2004, the Venezuelan rich – with aid from the US and Canadian governments – tried to bring down the Chavez government through a recall referendum. The Venezuelan people massively mobilized to defeat the recall.

Join us on the second anniversary of the referendum in celebration of the victory of the Venezuelan people — part of an international day of action.

Tuesday, Aug. 15th, 2006
La Cerverjaria Bar & Grill
842 College St. (at Ossington Ave.)
Toronto, ON

Doors open at 7:00pm
7:00-8:00pm: Music and slide show
8:00-10:00pm: Poetry, live music, and spoken word

There will be solidarity greetings from the Consulate General of Venezuela, as well as from the four sponsoring organizations:

  • Circulo Bolivariano Louis Riel
  • Circulo Bolivariano Manuelita Saenz
  • Coalition Venezuela We Are With You
  • Hands Off Venezuela —

Admission is $5 at the door — or pay what you can — no one will be turned away.

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HANDS OFF VENEZUELA presents the Vancouver premiere of:

The Old Man and Jesus: Prophets of Rebellion

Part of the August 15 International Day of Solidarity with Venezuela. Join us to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the referendum victory!

“The Old Man and Jesus: Prophets of Rebellion” is a new documentary film by Venezuelan film maker Marcelo Andrade (of the Calle y Media collective), whose “Venezuela Bolivariana” has opened the eyes of thousands of people to the reality and importance of the Venezuelan Revolution. This 70 minute film offers a unique perspective on the Bolivarian revolutionary process: it follows the lives of two men who live on the streets of Caracas in the middle of the bosses’ oil industry lockout in late 2002. The wisdom of the Old Man and the explosive passion of Jesus give a direct account of the commitment to liberation that grows from the Venezuelan people. This film is a documented-prophecy of the rebellion that minute-to-minute is silently planned below the bridges and sewers of a world that sooner or later will rise for justice.

For more information, please contact vancouver[@]

Tues. 15 Aug. @ 7:00pm
The Chilean Co-op
3390 School Ave.


HANDS OFF VENEZUELA (Canada) presents
the Yukon premiere of:

The Revolution Will Not be Televised

On April 12th 2002 the world awoke to the news that Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez had been removed from office and had been replaced by a new U.S. backed government. What had in fact taken place was the first Latin American coup of the 21st century, and the world’s first media coup….

Tues. 15 Aug. at 7:00pm
Whitehorse Public Library

Join us on this day of international solidarity for the 2nd anniversary of the 2004 recall referendum confirming Chavez as the rightful leader of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Organized by Hands Off Venezuela (Canada).

For more information, contact canada[@]