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Bolivia: as the reactionary coup unfolds, action is needed!

The situation in Bolivia remains one of confrontation between the oligarchy, backed by U.S. imperialism on the one side, and the masses who support the Evo Morales government on the other. This is no time for words or negotiations. This is the time for action, to put an end once and for all to the power of the oligarchy.

Celia Hart et Jorge Martin pris la parole à une conférence serré à Montréal

Le 28 Mai, près de 200 personnes ont assisté à une conférence sur Cuba et le Venezuela, intitulé "Cuba après Fidel; Le Venezuela: l'heure des décisions." La campagne Pas touche au Venezuela et la Société bolivarienne du Québec ont organisé l'événement, en collaboration avec la Tendance marxiste internationale et la Gauche socialiste.

Celia Hart and Jorge Martin speak to a packed meeting in Montreal

On May 28th, close to 200 people attended a very successful conference on Cuba and Venezuela, entitled "Cuba after Fidel, Venezuela at the Crossroads." Hands off Venezuela Montreal and the Bolivarian Society of Quebec, in collaboration with the International Marxist Tendency and Gauche Socialiste, organized the event.

[From HoV] - Report from the Hands Off Venezuela Jorge Martin West Coast Tour - Part 1

Between May 6th and May 10th Hands Off Venezuela held events in Portland Oregon, Olympia Washington and Victoria BC, before finishing up with the Western Canada HOV conference in Vancouver. It was a very successful tour which defended the Venezuelan revolution as well as laying the base for the formation of a number of HOV groups around the Pacific Northwest.

Vancouver and District Labour Council endorses "Hands Off Venezuela" campaign

After a brief discussion, the Vancouver and District Labour Council (VDLC) voted unanimously to endorse the Hands Off Venezuela campaign.  The Vancouver and District Labour Council has historically been behind every progressive movement in the city. Their support for the Bolivarian Revolution and the government of Hugo Chavez will go a long way to help educate workers about events unfolding in Venezuela.

Chavez re-nationalises SIDOR – historic victory for the workers

After the cement industry, now Chavez has nationalised SIDOR with its 15,000 workforce. This has come about thanks to the pressure of the SIDOR workers who were able to contact Chavez directly. The decision is a correct one. It must now be followed by a general nationalisation of the commanding heights of the Venezuelan economy and finally complete the revolution.

On the assassination of Raúl Reyes and the Colombian government’s aggression

The assassination of Raúl Reyes and 18 other FARC guerrillas exposes the real intentions of the Colombian state and the US government. With this massacre, the Uribe government and American imperialism aim to derail the negotiations over the release of hostages and thus deny any peace in Colombia, and at the same time for more acts of aggression against the unfolding revolution in Venezuela and Ecuador.

Colombia Assassinates FARC Leader, Violating Ecuador's Sovereignty

In an early morning attack on March 1, 2008 Colombian military forces made an incursion into Ecuadorian territory and murdered several FARC-EP guerrillas, including spokesperson Raúl Reyes. The goal of this operation was to undermine the progress that had been made with Colombia’s government and the FARC-EP as a result of Chávez’s mediation efforts.

Toronto event report and video – "Where now after the referendum defeat?"

On Tuesday 11th December, over 70 people packed into the debates room of University of Toronto's historic Hart House, to hear a lively panel discussion on the aftermath of the Venezuelan constitutional referendum. The event was organized by Hands Off Venezuela, the Louis Riel Bolivarian Circle, Venezuela We Are With You, and the U of T NDP Club. Greg Albo from York University chaired the event and Mirna Quero de Peńa, the Toronto Venezuelan consul, was present for the discussion.