4 Apr 2009

News from Hands Off Venezuela

Hi everyone

Hands Off Venezuela supporters may be interested to attend a talk on
Tuesday (7th) by author Helen Yaffe on her book: “Che Guevara - The
Economics of Revolution. Even more relevant considering that Che’s ‘new
man’ theory is subtly imbedded in parts of Venezuela’s 1999 constitution.
This event is organised by Rock Around The Blockade and takes place
Tuesday 7 April at Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way from 7.30pm. Full details:
http://www.ratb.org.uk/EVENTS.HTML

Meanwhile, President Chavez has stressed that the G20 summit failed to
address the real reason behind the global meltdown – capitalism
(http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=90388§ionid=351020704), and
Venezuela has supported the creation of a new global currency
(http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/news/4342).

In Venezuela, or rather possibly not, opposition leader Manuel Rosales has
gone into hiding to avoid facing corruption charges
(http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/news/4345).

And a reminder that starting 14th April the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra
of Venezuela will be in residency at London’s Southbank Centre. There are
five concerts (all open to a free audience through live relays in the
Royal Festival Hall's Clore ballroom, as well as the sold-out audiences in
the hall), open rehearsals, pre-concert talks, films and symposiums from
what some have called possibly the most important social institution in
the world today.
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/festivals-series/sounds-venezuela
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/apr/04/simon-bolivar-youth-orchestra

1 comment:

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