4 May 2011

Hands off Venezuela Conference

As advanced capitalist countries embark on austerity programs, cutting
spending on health care, education, increasing tuition fees etc.,
Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution has massively increased spending in
health care, created hundreds of thousands of free university places and
stood up to the pressures of imperialism.

As a result, it has earned the wrath of Washington and the local oligarchy
who organised several attempts to remove the democratically elected
president Hugo Chavez through a military coup, economic sabotage, bosses
lock out etc.

The 26 September 2010 elections gave the Socialist United Party of
Venezuela (PSUV) a renewed majority in the National Assembly, but with a
reduced vote. Next year's presidential elections will be crucial for the
future of the revolution.

Come to the Hands Off Venezuela Conference 2011 and hear more about
Venezuela's revolution, featuring speakers from Venezuela and Britain,
with plenty of time for debate and discussion.

21 May 2011, 10:00 - 18:00, Room 3B, University of London Union, Malet
Street, London

VENUE MAP MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/0kgh

FREE for members. Join on the day for £7.50 (£5 unwaged, no one turned
away for lack of funds)

To register in advance to save time on the day email:

Also, this Friday (6 May) at 7pm, Rock Around the Blockade is celebrating
the 50th anniversary of the victory at the Bay of Pigs & declaration of
the socialist character of the Cuban Revolution

Public event - Free entry. Join us for a great selection of speakers and
open audience discussion. All welcome.

Bolivar Hall
54 Grafton Way
London, W1T 5DL


Dulantha said...

The concept of development is also based on capitalism. Reformations are required for development theories.

Steve said...

Chávez and his supporters are once again ratcheting up the government’s power to punish critics. And their intolerance for dissent now has a new target: the internet.

José Miguel Vivanco, Americas director at Human Rights Watch