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

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