23 Nov 2007

DEREK WALL TO ADDRESS 'HANDS OFF VENEZUELA' CONFERENCE

well another weekend some more conference action, I support both Venezuela Information Centre and Hands off Venezuela and Venezuela Solidarity and v Sol in general....in case you are asking.

see some of you tomorrow, the god of trains permitting....more from HOV here

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DEREK WALL TO ADDRESS 'HANDS OFF VENEZUELA' CONFERENCE

Green Party Principal Speaker Dr Derek Wall will this weekend address
the third annual conference of the 'Hands Off Venezuela' Campaign. (1)

The conference will take place on Saturday 24th November at the
University London Union, Malet Street, London WC1, from 9.45am to
5.30pm.

Speaking in advance of the event, Derek said:

"I will be speaking at the Hands Off Venezuela national conference to
celeberate the positive achievements of the Venezuelan government in
promoting social justice, participatory democracy and environmental
sustainability.

"In large part due to the efforts of Venezuelans, Latin America is
increasing free from US interference and countries in the region are
enjoying greater freedom to determine their future path.

"I have been impressed by how the Venezuelans, in an oil based
economy, are making efforts to fight climate change, from promoting
renewable energy to going for organic agriculture and promoting public
transport. I think there is a long way to go and as a Hand Off
Venezuela member I will be supporting the resolution urging the
government to work harder towards sustainability, I think it is time,
for example, that all coal extraction in the north of the country
ceases."



ENDS

(1) More info can be found at: http://www.handsoffvenezuela.org/hands_off_venezuela_national_conference_2007.htm


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1 comment:

Respectable Citizen said...

I don't want to sound like an ignoramus but what is the background to the three organisations - VIC, Hands Off Venezuela & Venezuelan Solidarity?

I was considering joining HOV, it has a very impressive list of sponsors despite seeming to have strong links with a small leftist group (I find Socialist Appeal a little odd: Ultraleft on Latin America, part of the Labour Party in Britain!) I feel the leadership is a little uncritical and adulatory in it's views on what is a very exciting process going on in Venezuela