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Minneapolis protest against Honduran coupOn Monday, June 29, an emergency picket was called in front of the Federal building in downtown Minneapolis, MN to protest the coup in Honduras.

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london_honduras_picket-thumb.jpgOn June 30 at 5 pm, about 80 activists from solidarity campaigns, trade unions and left wing organisations gathered outside the Honduras embassy in London to reject the military coup against president Mel Zelaya and demand his immediate reinstatement. 

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Supporters of Hands Off Venezuela in the British Parliament have tabled an EDM calling for the immediate reinstatment of the government of Honduras. We welcome this initiative and ask that our supporters in Britain encourage their MPs to sign it.

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In the early hours of Sunday June 28, a group of soldiers took the democratically elected president of Honduras, Mel Zelaya at gun point and transported him by plane to Costa Rica. Zelaya's government had carried out a whole series of progressive reforms in the fields of education, health care, etc. The masses have come out on the streets and called for a general strike on Monday 29 to reject this coup. We give them out full support. Come to the emergency picket of the embassy of Honduras in London on Tuesday, June 30 at 5pm.

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San Francisco, CA - The Hands Off Venezuela campaign, along with other Latin America solidarity organizations, have called for a emergency rally and press conference to denounce the recent military coup against democratically elected president Honduran Manuel Zelaya.  The coup came on the day in which Hondurans were to go to the polls to vote on a constitutional referendum that would have laid the basis for dramatically changing the political landscape of the country.

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In Montreal, the Hands Off Venezuela/Bolivarian Society of Quebec helped organize a rally on Friday, June 12th, with fellow solidarity organizations, Action Creative and the Mohawk Traditional Council of Kahnawake. In front of the Peruvian consulate, more than 50 people were present to show their solidarity with the struggle of Amazonian indigenous people and condemn Alan Garcia and his government for their brutal massacre.

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USA: 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution - Successful Event in MinneapolisU.S. Hands Off Venezuela organized a public event on June 13 to discuss the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and the lessons for Latin America. Over 60 people attended the event, which was held at the United Labor Centre in Minneapolis.

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From Caracas to Montreal: Another World Is PossibleOn Thursday, the 4th of June, the Société Bolivarienne du Québec/Hands off Venezuela held a public conference on the subject “From Caracas to Montreal: Another World Is Possible.” (also in French)

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Where is Cuba Going? Report from successful Toronto meetingAbout sixty people crowded into Ryerson University's Oakham House in Toronto (Canada) on 9th June to listen to Jorge Martín speak on the Cuban Revolution. The gains of the Cuban Revolution continue after 50 years, and it continues to inspire revolutionaries around the world. Hands Off Venezulea and the Bolivarian Circle "Louis Riel" were proud to host this meeting and continue building the links between the Venezuelan and Cuban solidarity movements.

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We are making an appeal to all the factories recovered by the workers and to the social organizations in struggle to participate in the "Second Latin American Meeting of Worker-Recovered Factories". Join our efforts and to meet in Caracas, Venezuela on June 25, 26 and 27, 2009! (Appeal also in Spanish, Portuguese and Turkish)

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The Hungarian-Venezuelan Solidarity Association held a Venezuelan Festival in Budapest, Hungary, in the middle of April on the occasion of the anniversary of the defeat of the anti-Chavez coup in Venezuela in 2002.

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On Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 pm, around 30 people filled the Andres Bello Hall of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC to view the Hands Off Venezuela documentary No Volverán. The crowd included members of the Farabuno Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) of El Salvador, people from Bolivia, Brazil and Venezuela, and many workers from the Venezuelan Embassy itself.

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This April marks the 7th anniversary of the coup in Venezuela. Less than 36 hours after the beginning of the coup the masses spontaneously took to the streets to defend the democratically elected president and government. To commemorate this, the Venezuelan embassy in Copenhagen invited to a commemoration event on April 17 to show the film "No Volveran".

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  1. No Volveran: An Inspiration for the Workers in Jombang (Indonesia)
  2. Historic meeting as Toronto HOV merges with Bolivarian Circle “Louis Riel”
  3. Ireland: Independent Workers Union Vote to Affiliate with HOV
  4. Launch of Hands Off Venezuela in Malang (Indonesia)
  5. Presentation of No Volveran in French a Big Success!
  6. EDM tabled in British Parliament on Constitutional Referendum
  7. Cross-Canada Demonstration in Support of Venezuelan Referendum
  8. Joint Meeting London – Victory in Bolivia & Ten Years of the Venezuelan Revolution
  9. Hands Off Venezuela meetings in Ireland
  10. Brazilians Condemn the Killing of 3 Trade Union Leaders and Show Support for Venezuelan Revolution
  11. New Zealand "No Volveran" screening
  12. The Unfolding Revolution in Bolivia: A Report of the Bolivia Speaking Events in Montreal
  13. Report of Jorge Martin’s trip to Malaysia and Indonesia
  14. Successful 4th National Conference for HOV Britain
  15. Belgium: Travelling through the revolution at Second National Day of Solidarity with Venezuela
  16. “People’s Power” (“The Battle of Chile III”) screened in London
  17. Hands Off Venezuela Britain National Conference 2008 - Less than two weeks to go!
  18. No to Genocide in Colombia! London picket 23 October 2008
  19. Second national day of solidarity with Venezuela in Belgium
  20. Palestinian support for revolution in Venezuela
  21. Successful Hands Off Venezuela intervention at Sussex Freshers' Fair
  22. “Justice now! Free the five!” - Report of vigil for Cuban Five in London
  23. Athens: “Hands off Venezuela and Bolivia!” – open discussion in support of the revolution
  24. Hands Off Venezuela Britain at Leeds Freshers' Fair
  25. Hands off Venezuela at the ESF
  26. Hands Off Venezuela at Edinburgh Freshers Fair
  27. Action in Brussels against US intervention
  28. Hands Off Venezuela National Conference 2008
  29. Spain rallies against coups
  30. First official Belgian trade union delegation to revolutionary Venezuela
  31. Toronto Media Democracy Conference Denounces Corporate Media and Coup Plots in Bolivia and Venezuela
  32. Montréal rally in defense of Bolivia and Venezuela
  33. Report from Vancouver Picket
  34. “The Battle of Chile II” screened in London – lessons for today
  35. Cross-Canada Day of Action in Defence of Bolivia and Venezuela!
  36. No to coups! No to U.S. Imperialism! - HOV London organises protests
  37. The Latin Armerican revolution today - meeting at ESF
  38. HOV Belgium takes an initiative for united action to defend revolutions in Bolivia and Venezuela
  39. Fight coup attempts in Bolivia and Venezuela! - meeting at ESF
  40. Hands Off Venezuela at the European Social Forum
  41. Fusion of la Societé Bolivarienne du Québec and Hands Off Venezuela - Montreal
  42. Defend the Bolivian and Venezuelan revolutions! No to coup plotting, no to US interference!
  43. URGENT: Coup plots in Bolivia and Venezuela!
  44. Media Democracy conference to be held in Toronto on September 20th
  45. Delegation to Venezuela in November
  46. “The Battle of Chile” (1st part) screened in London
  47. HOV Indonesia embraces youth, workers, women, urban poor, and young artists
  48. Canada: HOV Ottawa shows No Volveran
  49. President Chavez Meets with a Delegation of Hands Off Venezuela in Madrid
  50. “Venezuela Bolivariana” screened in London
  51. 'No Volveran' screened in Amsterdam
  52. Report of film screening “Memory of a plunder” in London
  53. The founding conference of Hands off Venezuela Finland
  54. HOV at CWU Annual Conference 2008
  55. Report back from Peruvian Alternative Summit in London
  56. Celia Hart and Jorge Martin speak to a packed meeting in Montreal
  57. Report of film screening “The hour of the furnaces” in London
  58. Jorge Martin in San Francisco
  59. Jorge Martin in New York City
  60. Successful Meeting with Jorge Martin in Minneapolis, MN
  61. Latin America House in London screened No Volverán
  62. Jorge Martin in Oakland, CA
  63. Report from the Hands Off Venezuela Jorge Martin West Coast Tour - Part 2
  64. Report from the Hands Off Venezuela Jorge Martin West Coast Tour - Part 1
  65. Antonio Betancourt’s speaking tour - Ten days that shook Sweden
  66. Vancouver and District Labour Council endorses Hands Off Venezuela campaign
  67. Hands off Venezuela meeting at the Gorseinon College, South Wales
  68. Jorge Martin 2008 West Coast Tour
  69. Hands Off Venezuela Western Canada Conference
  70. Britain: Ecuadorians are being treated like terrorists by the Home Office
  71. Statement of Solidarity with the Bolivian People
  72. Britain: Labour Representation Committee Discusses the Venezuelan Revolution
  73. Screening of 'Now The People Have Awoken' in London
  74. 6th anniversary of the April 2002 coup d'etat against President Chávez
  75. Launching of Hands Off Venezuela campaign in Indonesia received with great enthusiasm
  76. Young Left in Sweden passes motion on support for the Venezuelan Revolution and the HOV campaign
  77. Hands Off Venezuela at the 6th Cairo Conference
  78. Hands Off Venezuela Campaign to be launched in Indonesia
  79. "The Revolution Will Not be Televised" at Concordia University, Canada
  80. Joint meeting against imperialist intervention in Latin America
  81. Successful First Hands off Venezuela meeting in Norwich city centre
  82. Campaigners rally against ExxonMobil
  83. Change and Struggle in Latin America Meeting at Leeds University
  84. Successful Hands off Venezuela meeting in Manchester
  85. Rally against ExxonMobil in London
  86. Vancouver Forum Report - Venezuela after the referendum defeat - what next?
  87. Report of Protest at Coca-Cola's London Headquarters
  88. Bolivia's threat of civil war
  89. London "No Volverán" Report
  90. Toronto event report and video – "Where now after the referendum defeat?"
  91. No Volverán in Ireland
  92. No Volverán Showing in Ottawa
  93. London: Rally against CIA coup attempt
  94. Hands off Venezuela National Conference 2007 a great success!
  95. McDonnell pushes PM to make Chavez choice
  96. MPs urge better diplomatic relations with Venezuela
  97. First national meeting of Hands Off Venezuela - Sweden
  98. The five “engines” for Socialism: meetings in support of the Venezuelan Revolution in Ireland
  99. Rubén Linares speaking tour big success in Denmark
  100. UPDATE: Conversation on the Venezuelan Constitutional Reform now on Oct 15

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