Three days of Solidarity with the Venezuelan Revolution!
1. Thurs Feb 25: "Venezuelan Democracy vs Harper Hypocrisy" Rally.
2. Fri Feb 26: Public Forum: "Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution-- The Second Decade : Profile of a People's Movement".
3. Sat Feb 27: All day Teach-In to build solidarity with Venezuela. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Solidarity Rally!
Venezuelan Democracy vs. Harper Conservative Hypocrisy
Thursday, February 25 at 5pm
365 Bloor St. East (at Sherbourne)Toronto
In front of Venezuelan Consulate
Conservative Minister for the Americas Peter Kent has publicly criticized Venezuela as 'undemocratic' for applying its laws to TV and radio broadcasters. Kent and his fellow Harper Conservatives shouldn't speak about democracy when it has closed parliament for months to avoid being investigated for complicity in handing over detainees to torture in Afghanistan.
People in Toronto, Montreal and Caracas, Venezuela will be demonstrating in support of the democratic people's movement in Venezuela and exposing the hypocrisy of the Harper Conservatives who wage war in Afghanistan while avoiding public accountability at home.
2. Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution-- The Second Decade
Profile of a People's Movement
Friday, February 26, 7 p.m.
Koffler House Rom 108
569 Spadina Ave. (South of Harbord)
** During the eleven years since Hugo Chavez was elected as President of Venezuela, his country has become a focus of hope and controversy on a world scale.
At the Copenhagen climate conference, Venezuela helped lead the countries calling for international social and ecological justice.
** Throughout these years, popular participation and control has been the strength and promise of Venezuela's Bolivarian revolution.
** Federico Fuentes and Kiraz Janicke, both well-known writers on Venezuela, will give, their participants' report on the gains of grassroots movements and the challenge they face. They will also discuss the dangers that Venezuela faces against U.S. intervention
Venezuela’s Revolution – The Second Decade
The challenge of solidarity: Attend these events to participate, to learn and to help all of us rise to the challenge of solidarity -- building a movement against imperialism.
Pre- registration: email@example.com
Saturday, Feb 27, Registration 9:30
Sidney Smith Building, Room 2117
100 St.George St. (North of Harbord St.)Toronto
Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Donation: $10 or what you can
Opening Session 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Greetings from Venezuelan consulate.
Opening address: Ten years of the Bolivarian revolution, covering Venezuelan history, the current context, and the challenge that Venezuela poses.
Workshops for the morning, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1. Communal councils and grassroots organizing and the new state.
2. Imperialism's economic crisis and Latin America.
3. Workers' Control and the Unions.
4. Colombia/Venezuela/seven U.S. bases and more.
5. People-to-people solidarity.
Vegetarian Lunch 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Workshops for the afternoon from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
1. ALBA and Its Challenge to Neoliberalism.
2. Venezuela and World Solidarity. 3. Women and the Venezuelan revolution.
4. Endogenous development and oil
5. Alternative media in Venezuela and Canada
Final plenary: Latin American Solidarity and the Canadian Left
Organized by: OPIRG, Centre for Social Justice, Barrio Nuevo, Hands Off Venezuela/Louis Riel Bolivarian Circle, Latin America Solidarity Network–Toronto, Socialist Project, Venezuela We Are With You Coalition, Latin@s Canada. Co-sponsored by Toronto, Bolivia Solidarity, Toronto Haiti Action Committee
For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org