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On June 28th, the democratically elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, was taken by the Army, put on a plane and sent to Costa Rica. The military coup, organised with the knowledge of the US embassy and the support of the local oligarchy, installed Roberto Micheletti in power. 

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As part of their visit to Britain in May 2010 to attend the Hands Off Venezuela conference, Venezuelan revolutionaries Katy Jaimes and Elias Chacón also spoke at fringe meetings at the conferences of the Public Commercial and Services Union in Brighton and the Communication Workers Union in Bournemouth.

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Resolutions passed at the Hands Off Venezuela conference 2010, Britain

Some 50 activists participated in a very intense day of discussions during the Conference of Hands off Venezuela in London, on May 22. The main guests of the Conference were Katy Jaimes and Elías Chacón, active in the Socialist United Party (PSUV) and the PSUV youth as well as the movement of occupied factories, who had travelled from Venezuela to report on the current situation of the Bolivarian revolution.

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On 8th May, about 40 people filled the OPSEU union hall in downtown Toronto to listen to a report-back by Fightback editorial board member Camilo Cahis, and Toronto Young New Democrats (TYND) Co-Chair Jennie Ernewein. Both Camilo and Jennie were part of a Hands Off Venezuela/Bolivarian Circle “Louis Riel” delegation to Venezuela. Although the delegation was originally intended to participate in the founding conference of the V International (which has now been postponed until after the September parliamentary elections), the two comrades were able to visit worker-controlled factories, participate in the bi-centennial independence celebrations, talk to ordinary workers and PSUV members, and were invited to attend the congress of the Marxists within the PSUV.

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HOV_outside_Canadian_Parliament_-_thumbOn Tuesday May 4th, representatives from HOV/SBQ in Montreal and HOV/CBLR in Toronto travelled to Parliament Hill in Ottawa to present on the human rights situation in Venezuela. Stéphanie Vaudry from HOV/SBQ presented very comprehensivley in French about the Misiones and the achievements of the Bolivarian government. Maria Paez Victor addressed the issue of human rights, the judiciary and the media.

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usaud_02087More than 100 protestors on Tuesday took part in a picket in Copenhagen to commemorate the defeat of the CIA-backed coup in Venezuela on the 13 April eight years ago. The event was also a protest against the continued aggressions and coups on part of Imperialism in Latin America.

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Hands Off Venezuela, the Bolivarian Circle “Louis Riel,” Latin@s, the Latin American Solidarity Network, and the Venezuelan embassy and Consulate-General in Toronto gathered for the launch meeting of the Latin American Peace Initiative (LAPI), which seeks to prevent a new war in Latin America. The need to build an anti-war campaign for Latin America has gained a new impetus given last summer’s coup in Honduras and recent attacks on Venezuela by Canada’s Peter Kent and the US’ Hillary Clinton.

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Hands Off Venezuela supporters attended last month's convention of the youth wing of the Ontario NDP in Ottawa. While there, HOV managed to get the following resolution approved by delegates, which now becomes part of ONDY policy.

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honduheart5.jpgOn Friday the 17th we had in Helsinki an event called Honduras in our heart- viva la resistencia ! with a Finnish ALAMES doctor, Timo Partanen, who had just arrived from Costa Rica and Nicaragua, explaining to us abt the situation in the country, before and after the coup d´etat, as well as telling about the reactions in the neighbouring countries.

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Recently the Hungarian-Venezuelan Solidarity Association held its 2009 congress, where a positive balance sheet was outlined about the past year's solidarity activities.

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Last week Hands Off Venezuela and the Louis Riel Bolivarian Circle, with help from our colleagues in Halifax, the National Council of Latin American and Caribbean Women in Canada, and the Venezuelan Consulate in Toronto, were able to bring to Toronto one of the most creative leaders of the Venezuelan Bolivarian Revolution, Julio Chávez.

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In the early morning of Sunday, 11th October, around 20 people attended a workshop presented by the Société Bolivarienne du Québec/Hands Off Venezuela. “The Bolivarian Revolution: The truth and the myth” was one of many workshops which were presented by many social organizations during the five days of the Forum Social Québécois in Montreal from the 8th to the 12th of October.

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  1. Indonesia: Learning about the Bolivarian Revolution through a Movie
  2. Canadian premiere of "FRETECO: Occupied Factories and Workers' Control in Venezuela"
  3. [VIDEO and PICS] Picket of Honduran embassy in London
  4. [Video] London say good bye to US military presence in Ecuador
  5. Constitutional Conference of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian-Venezuelan solidarity association
  6. New Hands Off Venezuela blog in Polish!
  7. HOV Finland held demonstration in Helsinki
  8. HOV Finland in solidarity with the people of Honduras
  9. Hands Off Venezuela delegation meets with Montreal consulate
  10. The Hungarian - Venezulean Solidarity Association protests against Honduran coup
  11. Second Latin American Meeting of Worker-Recovered Factories: "Our solidarity is permanent"
  12. Montreal: HOV/SBQ in solidarity with the people of Honduras
  13. Protests against coup in Honduras in San Francisco
  14. (PICS - VIDEO) London - 2nd protest against Honduras coup
  15. Defend Democracy in Honduras! Against the Military Coup -- Reinstate President Zelaya
  16. USA: Minneapolis protest against Honduran coup
  17. London protest against Honduran coup
  18. Britain: Early Day Motion on Honduras tabled in parliament
  19. London: Condemn the reactionary military coup in Honduras - emergency picket
  20. USA: Latin American solidarity organizations to hold rally to denounce military coup in Honduras
  21. Hands Off Venezuela Canada in solidarity with the Peruvian indigenous struggle
  22. USA: 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution - Successful Event in Minneapolis
  23. From Caracas to Montreal: Another World Is Possible
  24. Where is Cuba Going? Report from successful Toronto meeting
  25. Second Latin American Meeting of Worker-Recovered Factories
  26. Hungarian Solidarity with Venezuelan Revolution
  27. The Washington DC HOV Campaign and Venezuelan Embassy Commemorate the Events of April 2002
  28. Successful screening of “No Volveran” in Copenhagen
  29. No Volveran: An Inspiration for the Workers in Jombang (Indonesia)
  30. Historic meeting as Toronto HOV merges with Bolivarian Circle “Louis Riel”
  31. Ireland: Independent Workers Union Vote to Affiliate with HOV
  32. Launch of Hands Off Venezuela in Malang (Indonesia)
  33. Presentation of No Volveran in French a Big Success!
  34. EDM tabled in British Parliament on Constitutional Referendum
  35. Cross-Canada Demonstration in Support of Venezuelan Referendum
  36. Joint Meeting London – Victory in Bolivia & Ten Years of the Venezuelan Revolution
  37. Hands Off Venezuela meetings in Ireland
  38. Brazilians Condemn the Killing of 3 Trade Union Leaders and Show Support for Venezuelan Revolution
  39. New Zealand "No Volveran" screening
  40. The Unfolding Revolution in Bolivia: A Report of the Bolivia Speaking Events in Montreal
  41. Report of Jorge Martin’s trip to Malaysia and Indonesia
  42. Successful 4th National Conference for HOV Britain
  43. Belgium: Travelling through the revolution at Second National Day of Solidarity with Venezuela
  44. “People’s Power” (“The Battle of Chile III”) screened in London
  45. Hands Off Venezuela Britain National Conference 2008 - Less than two weeks to go!
  46. No to Genocide in Colombia! London picket 23 October 2008
  47. Second national day of solidarity with Venezuela in Belgium
  48. Palestinian support for revolution in Venezuela
  49. Successful Hands Off Venezuela intervention at Sussex Freshers' Fair
  50. “Justice now! Free the five!” - Report of vigil for Cuban Five in London
  51. Athens: “Hands off Venezuela and Bolivia!” – open discussion in support of the revolution
  52. Hands Off Venezuela Britain at Leeds Freshers' Fair
  53. Hands off Venezuela at the ESF
  54. Hands Off Venezuela at Edinburgh Freshers Fair
  55. Action in Brussels against US intervention
  56. Hands Off Venezuela National Conference 2008
  57. Spain rallies against coups
  58. First official Belgian trade union delegation to revolutionary Venezuela
  59. Toronto Media Democracy Conference Denounces Corporate Media and Coup Plots in Bolivia and Venezuela
  60. Montréal rally in defense of Bolivia and Venezuela
  61. Report from Vancouver Picket
  62. “The Battle of Chile II” screened in London – lessons for today
  63. Cross-Canada Day of Action in Defence of Bolivia and Venezuela!
  64. No to coups! No to U.S. Imperialism! - HOV London organises protests
  65. The Latin Armerican revolution today - meeting at ESF
  66. HOV Belgium takes an initiative for united action to defend revolutions in Bolivia and Venezuela
  67. Fight coup attempts in Bolivia and Venezuela! - meeting at ESF
  68. Hands Off Venezuela at the European Social Forum
  69. Fusion of la Societé Bolivarienne du Québec and Hands Off Venezuela - Montreal
  70. Defend the Bolivian and Venezuelan revolutions! No to coup plotting, no to US interference!
  71. URGENT: Coup plots in Bolivia and Venezuela!
  72. Media Democracy conference to be held in Toronto on September 20th
  73. Delegation to Venezuela in November
  74. “The Battle of Chile” (1st part) screened in London
  75. HOV Indonesia embraces youth, workers, women, urban poor, and young artists
  76. Canada: HOV Ottawa shows No Volveran
  77. President Chavez Meets with a Delegation of Hands Off Venezuela in Madrid
  78. “Venezuela Bolivariana” screened in London
  79. 'No Volveran' screened in Amsterdam
  80. Report of film screening “Memory of a plunder” in London
  81. The founding conference of Hands off Venezuela Finland
  82. HOV at CWU Annual Conference 2008
  83. Report back from Peruvian Alternative Summit in London
  84. Celia Hart and Jorge Martin speak to a packed meeting in Montreal
  85. Report of film screening “The hour of the furnaces” in London
  86. Jorge Martin in San Francisco
  87. Jorge Martin in New York City
  88. Successful Meeting with Jorge Martin in Minneapolis, MN
  89. Latin America House in London screened No Volverán
  90. Jorge Martin in Oakland, CA
  91. Report from the Hands Off Venezuela Jorge Martin West Coast Tour - Part 2
  92. Report from the Hands Off Venezuela Jorge Martin West Coast Tour - Part 1
  93. Antonio Betancourt’s speaking tour - Ten days that shook Sweden
  94. Vancouver and District Labour Council endorses Hands Off Venezuela campaign
  95. Hands off Venezuela meeting at the Gorseinon College, South Wales
  96. Jorge Martin 2008 West Coast Tour
  97. Hands Off Venezuela Western Canada Conference
  98. Britain: Ecuadorians are being treated like terrorists by the Home Office
  99. Statement of Solidarity with the Bolivian People
  100. Britain: Labour Representation Committee Discusses the Venezuelan Revolution

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