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MEXICO: STOP THE FRAUD!

The Hands Off Venezuela campaign is calling for an emergency picket in front of the Mexican embassy/consulates across Canada to protest the electoral fraud that is taking place in Mexico right now.

Workers must send clear message to Canadian state: Hands off Venezuela and Bolivia!

In the past year we have seen the beginning of a mass mobilization of workers and youth against imperialist intervention in Venezuela, and now, Bolivia. In the United States, over 400 people gathered to create the Venezuela Solidarity Network and here in Canada, nearly a dozen labour councils and labour federations, including the Ontario Federation of Labour, have endorsed the Hands Off Venezuela campaign. Much of the mobilization has been with the US in mind, but we must be prepared for the real possibility of Canada playing a lead role in an intervention in Latin America.

The Venezuelan Revolution and the struggle for socialism -- Part two

The current high price of oil allows the Bolivarian government to respond to the demands of the masses, redistributing the national wealth and providing money for the missions and other social projects, public works, etc. While recognising this, we have to understand that under capitalism none of these measures can permanently resolve any problem and are shoring up new contradictions.

The Venezuelan Revolution and the struggle for socialism -- Part one

The correlation of forces continues to be enormously favourable to the Venezuelan revolution, but it is necessary to take advantage of this in order to finish the job and take the revolution to the end. As long as the revolution does not break totally and absolutely with the private ownership of the means of production it will be in danger and will not be irreversible.

Eye-witness account of right-wing riots in Venezuela

Hands Off Venezuela received an interesting letter on the recent violence in the city of Merida, which gives a good insight in the right wing terrorism that is increasing in Venezuela. We publish it here together with a public statement (in English and Spanish) by the student movement.

Venezuela: For a united and revolutionary UNT prepared to struggle for socialism

The recent congress of the UNT in Venezuela broke up into two hostile camps. If this is allowed to develop into a fully-fledged split it would represent a major blow to the Venezuelan working class. This must not be allowed to happen. Things are changing with every passing minute and hopefully the damage may be undone. In the meantime we are publishing this declaration of the Marxist Revolutionary Current.

Enthusiastic crowd welcomes HOV screening in Hamilton

Over 40 people jammed into a downtown Hamilton hangout to watch a screening of the film, Venezuela Bolivarina: People and struggle of the 4th World War. The event was put on by Hands Off Venezuela, the November 16 Coalition, and the Skydragon Centre.

"Hands Off Venezuela" launched in Ottawa

Wednesday May 24th saw the successful launching event for Hands off Venezuela Ottawa. 30 local activists and people interested in the processes taking place in Venezuela and Latin America were present to see a screening of "The Old Man and Jesus: Prophets of Rebellion".

Jorge Martin wraps up North American tour in Toronto

On 18 May, Jorge Martín completed his North American speaking tour with an event at the University of Toronto. There was a great attendance of about 75 people, including a large number of youth. Laureano Cardozo, the Cuban consul-general in Toronto, also made a special appearance.

In meeting with Chavez and Morales - Debate over socialism at Alternative Forum in Vienna!

After the historical meeting at the Arena cultural centre in Vienna, Hugo Chavez was once again the main attraction, this time at the closing meeting of the Alternative Forum. This meeting took place in a hall with a capacity of around 1300 people on Saturday afternoon, and it was absolutely packed! Apart from Chavez, the main speakers on the platform were Evo Morales, Carlos Lage, the Vice President of Cuba, Joao Pedro Stedile, the main leader of the Movimento Sem Terra in Brasil and Jose Bové, the well-known French anti-globalisation leader.
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