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In the industrial city Gresik, on October 18th 2009, around twenty people gathered to watch and discuss the documentary No Volveran. This documentary tells a story about the Venezuelan Revolution and the struggle of the Sanitarios Maracay workers to occupy their factory and run it under workers’ control. The enthusiasm of those present was evident. This could be seen in the discussion following the screening. During the discussion, the attendee tried to draw a connection from what has been done by the trade unions in Venezuela.

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On 29th September in Toronto, Hands Off Venezuela and the Bolivarian Circle “Louis Riel” organized a film screening of the recent documentary produced by Vive TV about FRETECO. This latest documentary explores the revolutionary movement of occupied factories and workers’ control in Venezuela.

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honduras_picket_sept_09-thumb.jpgOn Monday, 5 October, Latin America solidarity organisations protested outside the Honduran embassy against the coup in Honduras and in solidarity with the Resistance movement against it. For two hours, the 40 people present shouted slogans against the coup-plotters and in favour of reinstatement of Manuel Zelaya, the deposed president. A letter was also handed over to the embassy, demanding the reinstatement of Zelaya, the re-establishment of democratic rights and the punishment of the coup plotters.

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A good-humoured crowd of dozens of people from many Latin American countries and British solidarity and left wing activists gathered on Friday, September 18, outside the US embassy in London to say "Hasta la vista Baby!". The event had been called by the Movimiento Ecuador Reino Unido to celebrate the end of the US military presence in that country, as a result of president Correa not renewing the permit for the Manta base.

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The BiH-Venezuelan Solidarity Association was established at the time of the coup in Honduras supported by imperialist powers, when the USA is negotiating with Colombia on the takeover of military bases. We are determined to campaign in defence of the Bolivarian revolution against the attacks of the imperialist powers in order to defend the democratic government of Hugo Chavez and to fight for the truth.

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New Hands Off Venezuela blog in Polish!We are proud to announce the launch of a new Venezuelan solidarity blog in Polish. Over the past few years Hands Off Venezuela has been active in Poland, organising meetings with students and union activists. And now we have decided to give a voice to all those who differ with the "official line" of the Polish - and international - media on Venezuela. The blog is open to anybody who wishes to discuss events in Venezuela and Latin America. A group of dedicated activists is working on it and making available interesting articles and news on Venezuela. We welcome any comments and collaboration.

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Hands Off Venezuela Finland held a demonstration in support of the Venezuelan masses and President Chavez in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Helsinki on September 4. Rauni Salminen of HOV spoke about the US military bases meant to be installed in Colombia, as well as of the situation in Honduras after the coup, the resistance movement, the human rights violations and the media silence on that subject. We provide here some videos of the event.

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HOV Finland in solidarity with the people of HondurasHands Off Venezuela Finland organised two solidarity events for the Honduran resistance movement during the last few weeks.

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Hands Off Venezuela delegation meets with Montreal consulateLast month, a delegation from Hands Off Venezuela/Bolivarian Society of Quebec had a meeting with Elio Vitriago, the Venezuelan consul-general in Montreal. The delegation, consisting of a few young Canadian HOV/SBQ activists and Jorge Martín, International Secretary of HOV, was warmly welcomed by the entire staff of the Venezuelan consulate, and by Mr. Vitriago himself.

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The Hungarian - Venezulean Solidarity Association held a demonstration in front of the US Embassy at Budapes against the coup in Honduaras (report in English and in Spanish)

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Report on the Second Latin American Meeting of Worker-Recovered Factories:  "Our solidarity is permanent"The Second Latin American Meeting of Worker-Recovered Factories took place on June 25-27. Over two hundred workers gathered at the National Library in Caracas to discuss perspectives for the occupied factories movement internationally.

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Not only in the streets of Honduras, all over the world people have staged rallies in solidarity with the struggle of the Honduras people. Here in Montreal, two solidarity rallies have been organized by Latin America solidarity groups whereby Hands Off Venezuela/Société Bolivarian du Quebéc supported and joined.

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With a military coup occurring in Honduras to oust president Manuel Zeleya on Sunday, a protest was held on Monday afternoon, June 29, in front of the Honduran consulate in San Francisco. With less than 24 hours notice, we had an attendance of approximately 150 people, many of them Honduran.

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  1. (PICS - VIDEO) London - 2nd protest against Honduras coup
  2. Defend Democracy in Honduras! Against the Military Coup -- Reinstate President Zelaya
  3. USA: Minneapolis protest against Honduran coup
  4. London protest against Honduran coup
  5. Britain: Early Day Motion on Honduras tabled in parliament
  6. London: Condemn the reactionary military coup in Honduras - emergency picket
  7. USA: Latin American solidarity organizations to hold rally to denounce military coup in Honduras
  8. Hands Off Venezuela Canada in solidarity with the Peruvian indigenous struggle
  9. USA: 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution - Successful Event in Minneapolis
  10. From Caracas to Montreal: Another World Is Possible
  11. Where is Cuba Going? Report from successful Toronto meeting
  12. Second Latin American Meeting of Worker-Recovered Factories
  13. Hungarian Solidarity with Venezuelan Revolution
  14. The Washington DC HOV Campaign and Venezuelan Embassy Commemorate the Events of April 2002
  15. Successful screening of “No Volveran” in Copenhagen
  16. No Volveran: An Inspiration for the Workers in Jombang (Indonesia)
  17. Historic meeting as Toronto HOV merges with Bolivarian Circle “Louis Riel”
  18. Ireland: Independent Workers Union Vote to Affiliate with HOV
  19. Launch of Hands Off Venezuela in Malang (Indonesia)
  20. Presentation of No Volveran in French a Big Success!
  21. EDM tabled in British Parliament on Constitutional Referendum
  22. Cross-Canada Demonstration in Support of Venezuelan Referendum
  23. Joint Meeting London – Victory in Bolivia & Ten Years of the Venezuelan Revolution
  24. Hands Off Venezuela meetings in Ireland
  25. Brazilians Condemn the Killing of 3 Trade Union Leaders and Show Support for Venezuelan Revolution
  26. New Zealand "No Volveran" screening
  27. The Unfolding Revolution in Bolivia: A Report of the Bolivia Speaking Events in Montreal
  28. Report of Jorge Martin’s trip to Malaysia and Indonesia
  29. Successful 4th National Conference for HOV Britain
  30. Belgium: Travelling through the revolution at Second National Day of Solidarity with Venezuela
  31. “People’s Power” (“The Battle of Chile III”) screened in London
  32. Hands Off Venezuela Britain National Conference 2008 - Less than two weeks to go!
  33. No to Genocide in Colombia! London picket 23 October 2008
  34. Second national day of solidarity with Venezuela in Belgium
  35. Palestinian support for revolution in Venezuela
  36. Successful Hands Off Venezuela intervention at Sussex Freshers' Fair
  37. “Justice now! Free the five!” - Report of vigil for Cuban Five in London
  38. Athens: “Hands off Venezuela and Bolivia!” – open discussion in support of the revolution
  39. Hands Off Venezuela Britain at Leeds Freshers' Fair
  40. Hands off Venezuela at the ESF
  41. Hands Off Venezuela at Edinburgh Freshers Fair
  42. Action in Brussels against US intervention
  43. Hands Off Venezuela National Conference 2008
  44. Spain rallies against coups
  45. First official Belgian trade union delegation to revolutionary Venezuela
  46. Toronto Media Democracy Conference Denounces Corporate Media and Coup Plots in Bolivia and Venezuela
  47. Montréal rally in defense of Bolivia and Venezuela
  48. Report from Vancouver Picket
  49. “The Battle of Chile II” screened in London – lessons for today
  50. Cross-Canada Day of Action in Defence of Bolivia and Venezuela!
  51. No to coups! No to U.S. Imperialism! - HOV London organises protests
  52. The Latin Armerican revolution today - meeting at ESF
  53. HOV Belgium takes an initiative for united action to defend revolutions in Bolivia and Venezuela
  54. Fight coup attempts in Bolivia and Venezuela! - meeting at ESF
  55. Hands Off Venezuela at the European Social Forum
  56. Fusion of la Societé Bolivarienne du Québec and Hands Off Venezuela - Montreal
  57. Defend the Bolivian and Venezuelan revolutions! No to coup plotting, no to US interference!
  58. URGENT: Coup plots in Bolivia and Venezuela!
  59. Media Democracy conference to be held in Toronto on September 20th
  60. Delegation to Venezuela in November
  61. “The Battle of Chile” (1st part) screened in London
  62. HOV Indonesia embraces youth, workers, women, urban poor, and young artists
  63. Canada: HOV Ottawa shows No Volveran
  64. President Chavez Meets with a Delegation of Hands Off Venezuela in Madrid
  65. “Venezuela Bolivariana” screened in London
  66. 'No Volveran' screened in Amsterdam
  67. Report of film screening “Memory of a plunder” in London
  68. The founding conference of Hands off Venezuela Finland
  69. HOV at CWU Annual Conference 2008
  70. Report back from Peruvian Alternative Summit in London
  71. Celia Hart and Jorge Martin speak to a packed meeting in Montreal
  72. Report of film screening “The hour of the furnaces” in London
  73. Jorge Martin in San Francisco
  74. Jorge Martin in New York City
  75. Successful Meeting with Jorge Martin in Minneapolis, MN
  76. Latin America House in London screened No Volverán
  77. Jorge Martin in Oakland, CA
  78. Report from the Hands Off Venezuela Jorge Martin West Coast Tour - Part 2
  79. Report from the Hands Off Venezuela Jorge Martin West Coast Tour - Part 1
  80. Antonio Betancourt’s speaking tour - Ten days that shook Sweden
  81. Vancouver and District Labour Council endorses Hands Off Venezuela campaign
  82. Hands off Venezuela meeting at the Gorseinon College, South Wales
  83. Jorge Martin 2008 West Coast Tour
  84. Hands Off Venezuela Western Canada Conference
  85. Britain: Ecuadorians are being treated like terrorists by the Home Office
  86. Statement of Solidarity with the Bolivian People
  87. Britain: Labour Representation Committee Discusses the Venezuelan Revolution
  88. Screening of 'Now The People Have Awoken' in London
  89. 6th anniversary of the April 2002 coup d'etat against President Chávez
  90. Launching of Hands Off Venezuela campaign in Indonesia received with great enthusiasm
  91. Young Left in Sweden passes motion on support for the Venezuelan Revolution and the HOV campaign
  92. Hands Off Venezuela at the 6th Cairo Conference
  93. Hands Off Venezuela Campaign to be launched in Indonesia
  94. "The Revolution Will Not be Televised" at Concordia University, Canada
  95. Joint meeting against imperialist intervention in Latin America
  96. Successful First Hands off Venezuela meeting in Norwich city centre
  97. Campaigners rally against ExxonMobil
  98. Change and Struggle in Latin America Meeting at Leeds University
  99. Successful Hands off Venezuela meeting in Manchester
  100. Rally against ExxonMobil in London

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