Public Meetings

Tuesday 7th December

University College London

Venue: Jeremy Bentham Room, UCL, just next to the UCL library, in the main building

Address: Gower Street – London – WC1E 6BT

Wednesday 8th December at 7pm

Headland House, National Union of Journalists,

308 – 320 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1

Oscar Negrin is the headteacher of the Juan Bautista Alberdi school, which was taken over by the community almost two years ago. The school was ordered to close by the mayor as part of the conspiracy to destabilise the Chavez government in December 2002.

During those first days many schools were taken over by their communities, including “Juan Bautista Alberdi”. Immediately a “Committee in Defence of the children of the school Alberdi” was founded by the students, the parents’ assembly and other representatives of the community. Faced with the bosses’ lockout they decided to take control of their school and restart classes. The Alberdi School became a real educational centre, where there is a growing understanding of how to fight for a more just and dignified world. Today, this school has become the centre of organized development of the community and a symbol of the Bolivarian Revolution.

Come and hear about the heroic struggle of the Venezuelan People! All Welcome! Plenty of time for questions and discussion.

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Phone number: 07956676363.

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The Hands Off Venezuela Campaign will be participants along with many other groups.

If you are interested in going to Caracas or want to help organize for this international event there is a way to participate without having to go to New York.

There is a national hook up phone number (1-760-477-2024 code number 82005 starting at 12:30 p.m. east coast time) which you can call to listen to the meeting and talk and make suggestions. The meeting will be discussing guildlines for those wishing to attend, approve a flyer to publize the event, elect a steering committee and other matters.

If you are a student or youth wanting to get involved call the above phone number or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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This Summer between 15 and 20,000 youth from all over the world will go to Venezuela to take part in the World Festival of Youth and Students.

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Danilo Anderson was investigating those responsible for the 2002 coup d'etat, which saw democratically-elected president Hugo Chávez held hostage for two days while a business-military junta illegally seized power. The coup was reversed only when government supporters rose up and the army rank-and-file rebelled against their high command.

Last week John McDonnell, MP for Hayes & Harlington, condemned the murder as "a further attempt to destabilise the country by those ... who refuse to respect the will of the Venezuelan people". For the full text of his Early Day Motion (number 127, titled "Hands Off Venezuela Campaign") and a list of MPs who've signed it, please see http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=126

Credible evidence of CIA involvement in the 2002 coup has recently emerged. A memo, titled "Venezuela: Conditions Ripening for Coup Attempt", was written by the CIA just five days before the coup. Also the Spanish Foreign Minister has just confirmed that previous Aznar government actually instructed their ambassador in Caracas to support the coup.

Anderson was trained to "follow the money", and had traced millions of dollars from the US government to coup-plotters. The Venezuelan elite are angry that Chávez has been spending state oil profits on health care, education, housing and other social projects. They accuse him of populism and "buying votes" with these projects.

Two spokesmen from the Hands Off Venezuela campaign and a spokesperson from the UK Bolivarian circle condemned the terrorist action carried out by the oligarchs and imperialists. Charley Allan from Hands Off Venezuela pointed out, "In the recent referendum and regional elections, the Venezuelan people clearly showed they still overwhelmingly supported Chávez. However, there are obviously some who refuse to accept this democratic decision and will use violence and terror tactics, like this car-bombing, to try and bully the nation into submission.

"We deplore this crude attempt at intimidation and also the continued funding by the US government of the most rabid, reactionary, right-wing elements in Venezuela, which Danilo Anderson was investigating. He was a brave and honest man, and committed to the Venezuelan people's right to democratic self-determination. We wish to send a solidarity message to Venezuela that they are not alone and that they are an inspiration to all of us fighting to make the world a safer, fairer place."

These are some pictures of the event:


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The R.I. Hands Off Venezuela Campaign announces a discussion and showing of the film "The Bolivarian Revolution - ENTER THE OIL WORKERS"

Wednesday December 15, 2004 at 6:30 p.m.

Knight Memorial Public Library
275 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, R.I.

New Film: "The Bolivarian Revolution ENTER THE

Venezuela is the fifth largest oil exporter, yet 80% of its population (mainly people of African andIndigenous descent) live in poverty. Since Hugo Chavez was elected to use the oil revenue to eliminate poverty, there have been many attempts by the white elite and their Washington friends to overthrow his government.

In these unique interviews, oil workers – women and men – tell how and why they saved their industry from a CIA-backed coup, how they see their struggle in relation to other working class people in the world, and how they are organizing with the community and the military to "put the oil industry at the service of humanity".

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