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On May Day, hundreds of thousands marched in Caracas in defence of workers' rights and the Bolivarian revolution. The mass media internationally, which has been paying a lot of attention to Venezuela and had correspondents in Caracas at the time, was unanimous in its silencing of this demonstration. Here's my account. 

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new hov logo“There’s been a coup in Venezuela! Maduro has carried out a power-grab!” Just a few days before the 15th anniversary of the short lived coup against the democratically elected president Chavez (11-13 April, 2002), those who carried out that coup (the Venezuelan oligarchy, their masters in Washington and its lapdogs in Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Santiago de Chile and Lima, cheered on by the media wolf pack in Madrid and the US) are now shouting and screaming like hyenas against an alleged “self coup” by president Maduro.

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We publish here a partial English translation of the interview with Venezuelan revolutionary intellectual and writer Luís Britto García which was published in Correo del Orinoco on November 23. The interview was conducted by Vanessa Davies and in it Britto García warns of the likelihood of an electoral defeat of the revolution, which he says should serve as a warning call. Britto García deals with the question of corruption and how to fight it, as well as advocating the nationalisation of the means of production and the land. 

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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.

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

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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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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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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. 

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