Hands Off Venezuela http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/ Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:44:43 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Democracy behind bars in Venezuela? Who is Leopoldo Lopez? http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/leopoldo_lopez_venezuela_jail.htm http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/leopoldo_lopez_venezuela_jail.htm

One wonders how many mistakes, glaring omissions and biased statements can one fit in just two paragraphs of just 88 words. When it comes to Venezuela, the answer is, a lot. On Friday, 27 of March, the Guardian published a piece called Democracy behind bars: 11 opposition leaders facing jail or death”, which was “sponsored by Crown Agents”. First in the list of 11 “democratic opposition leaders” facing jail or death around the world is Venezuela’s Leopoldo Lopez.

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jordi@marxist.com (Rachael Boothroyd and Jorge Martin ) Featured Media Watch Media Watch Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:47:24 +0000
Venezuela; a threat to US national security? http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/venezuela_a_threat_to_us_national_security.htm http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/venezuela_a_threat_to_us_national_security.htm

Obama by LattufOn March 9, 2015, US President Obama issued an Executive Order declaring a "national emergency" affirming that "the situation in Venezuela" poses an"unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States". This is the latest measure of US imperialist meddling in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation like the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and as such is strongly condemned by the Hands off Venezuela campaign.

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jordi@marxist.com (Hands Off Venezuela) Featured General News and Analysis Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:16:20 +0000
New attempted coup in Venezuela against the Bolivarian revolution http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/venezuela_coup_february_2015.htm http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/venezuela_coup_february_2015.htm

Statement by the Hands Off Venezuela campaign on the latest attempted coup plot in Venezuela.

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jordi@marxist.com (Hans Off Venezuela) Featured General News and Analysis Fri, 13 Feb 2015 23:27:14 +0000
HOV Campaign expresses outrage at assassination of Robert Serra http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/robert_serra_assassination.htm http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/robert_serra_assassination.htm

Robert-SerraThe Hands Off Venezuela campaign expresses its outrage at the assassination of Venezuelan member of the national assembly Robert Serra for the PSUV and his partner María Herrera. The way the assassination was carried out was particularly brutal. Robert Serra was found bound and gagged and had been stabbed over 50 times. The Minister of the Interior and Justice, Rodríguez Torres, said that according to early investigation results this had been an “intentional, well planned and meticulously executed homicide” and that the assassination was not a “chance event” but rather a “macabre assignment.”

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jordi@marxist.com (Hands Off Venezuela) Featured Solidarity Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:50:44 +0000
Venezuela "human rights" talk in Edinburgh http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/human_rights_edinburgh.htm http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/human_rights_edinburgh.htm

On April 9, the ‘Venezuela Committee in Scotland’ hosted a discussion on human rights in light of the recent protests in Venezuela. Around 60 people were in attendance with speakers including members of the Edinburgh University Latin American society as well as a brief talk from the Amnesty International society representative who made points about human rights in general, citing breaches in the country.

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jordi@marxist.com (Stefan Smith - HOV Scotland) Featured Solidarity Activities Solidarity Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:33:56 +0000
Successful Hands off Venezuela meeting in Germany distorted by Bavarian Broadcasting http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/hov_meeting_germany_distorted.htm http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/hov_meeting_germany_distorted.htm

„Hands off the Revolution in Venezuela“ was the title of a public meeting in the city of Wiesbaden organised by the local neighbourhood branch of DIE LINKE (Left Party) Wiesbaden-Westend, Hands off Venezuela (HOV) in Germany and Der Funke editorial board on March 28, 2014. The speakers invited were Jimmy Chediak, Venezuelan Consul General in Frankfurt, and Hans-Gerd Öfinger from HOV in Germany.

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jordi@marxist.com (Claudia Kocabalkan und Christoph Mürdter) Featured Solidarity Activities Solidarity Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:38:47 +0000
Hands Off Venezuela Newsletter April 2014 http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/hov_newsletter_april_2014.htm http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/hov_newsletter_april_2014.htm

The April 2014 issue of the Hands Off Venezuela newsletter is now available. It contains an extracted version of Nicolas Maduro Op-Ed article in the New York Times, dealing with the real nature of the opposition protests, an article on the burning down of the Ministry of Housing by opposition protestors and a summary of some of the achievements of the Bolivarian revolution. Spread widely!

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jordi@marxist.com (Hands Off Venezuela) Featured Flyers Flyers Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:47:10 +0000
[PDF] Respect Venezuela! Dossier http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/pdf_respect_venezuela_dossier.htm http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/pdf_respect_venezuela_dossier.htm

A complete dossier produced by the Venezuelan Ministry of Peoples' Power for Communication and Information, dealing with what is really behind the current anti-government protests in Venezuela. A must read for anyone who wants to see beyond the lies, distorsions and half-truths of the mass media.

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jordi@marxist.com (Ministry of People’s Power for Communication and Information) Featured General News and Analysis Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:38:37 +0000
"Peaceful" opposition protesters set Housing Ministry on fire http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/housing_ministry_fire.htm http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/housing_ministry_fire.htm

On Tuesday, April 1, a group of violent opposition protestors attacked the building of the Ministry of Housing, setting it on fire. Over 300 people had to be evacuated, including children from a nursery in the same building. You are not likely to have read about it in the mass media.

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jordi@marxist.com (Jorge Martin) Featured General News and Analysis Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:20:36 +0000