The Hands Off Venezuela campaign would like to show its support for Jeremy Corbyn in his bid to win the leadership of the Labour Party. Jeremy Corbyn has been a long standing supporter of the Bolivarian revolution, the late president Hugo Chávez and the Hands Off Venezuela campaign. He has spoken at HOV meetings and conferences going back to 2003 when the campaign was set up, sponsored Early Day Motions in parliament in defence of the Bolivarian revolution (http://www.edms.org.uk/2004-05/127.htm) and generally been a supporter of the oppressed people of Latin America, from Chile and Bolivia, to Mexico and Honduras.
On 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.
Statement by the Hands Off Venezuela campaign on the latest attempted coup plot in Venezuela.
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.
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.
Air Canada has decided to suspend its flights to Venezuela because it “cannot guarantee the security of its operations due to the tense situation in the country” - the Louis Riel Bolivarian Circle and HOV Canada explain the real reasons behind this decission.
The Canadian government has become the latest imperialist power to jump to the defence of the far-right protests in Venezuela. Parliament has just passed a unanimous motion that places the responsibility for the current violence in the country on the shoulders of the Venezuelan government rather than the opposition gangs that initiated the unrest. Camilo Cahis (HOV Canada and Fightback) sets the record straight and exposes the position of the NDP MPs.
On Saturday, March 8, Gisella Rubilar, 47, was shot dead and two other people suffered serious gunshot wounds when they were removing an opposition roadblock which prevented safe passage to their working class and poor neighbourhood of Pie del Tiro, in the Andean capital of Merida, Venezuela. You will not have heard about it in the mass media, but this incident was part of a growing trend of opposition violence against working class and poor neighbourhoods fighting back.
After days of violent opposition demonstrations in several cities of Venezuela, February 12 had been billed as the D Day of an offensive to overthrow the democratically elected Maduro government. In several cities there were opposition demonstrations which were allowed to proceed without repression. There were also bigger revolutionary , youth demos marking 200 years since the battle of La Victoria, during the independence war.