October 8, 2012 in Caracas, Venezuela
"We, members of the Australian solidarity brigade to Venezuela, congratulate socialist President Hugo Chavez on his re-election on October 7", Coral Wynter, an organiser of the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network (AVSN) 2012 brigade, said today. "We have seen Venezuela's unique participatory democracy system in action, and it works."
Three days after more than 3 million people took over the streets of Caracas in a huge show of support for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and his socialist platform, Chavez has won the October 7 Venezuelan elections with more than 54.4% of the vote, against right-wing opposition candidate Henrique Capriles’ 45%. A record 81% of the 19,119,809 registered voters in Venezuela participated in the election.
Monday, September 24, 2012
By Jim McIlroy & Coral Wynter, Caracas
As the final weeks of the Venezuelan presidential election campaign unfold, an intense battle of ideas is under way. The poll on October 7 is looming as one of the most important elections in the country´s history.
On one hand, the right-wing opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski, and his Roundtable for Democratic Unity (MUD) coalition, has produced a program aimed to privatise great sections of Venezuelan industry, particularly the state oil company PDVSA. This would destroy the economic basis for the Bolivarian revolution led by the government of President Hugo Chavez, whose gains rely on funds from PDVSA.
By Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter
CARACAS, VENEZUELA - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez described the program of the opposition presidential candidate Henriques Capriles Radonski, running for the right-wing Roundtable for Unity (MUD) coalition, as "an aggression against the Venezuelan people," the September 3 Diario Vea reported. Chavez has launched a "crusade" against the opposition program in the lead-up to the October 7 presidential elections.
By Gonzalo Gomez, Jeffery Webber and Susan Spronk
Aug 19th 2012
In Caracas, we caught up with Gonzalo Gómez, a founder of the radical website aporrea.org and militant in the Trotskyist organization, Marea Socialista. In this interview, Gonzalo describes his own path to militancy, the different phases of the Bolivarian process, and the dangers of bureaucracy, the “boli-bourgeoisie,” and the stultifying internal life of the Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (United Socialist Party of Venezuela, PSUV). He also stresses the centrality of the creativity and dynamism of social movements from below, the complexities of workers’ control, and the dynamics of the current conjuncture prior to the October 7, 2012 general elections.
Carolus Wimmer is a widely respected Venezuelan political scientist, educator and writer, lecturer and columnist nationally and internationally. He has been a long-term member of the Communist Party of Venezuela
Elected to the Latin American Parliament in 2005 he served as Vice-President from 2008 to 2011.
This video is from his talk in Perth hosted by the Communist Party of Australia.
Green Left TV: http://www.GreenLeftTV.org.au
24 DE JULIO, 2012, 17:45. Canberra – Australia. Ante la Embajada de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela se han presentado un comprometido grupo de representantes de diferentes organizaciones sociales, presentes en este Continente, con la intensión de sumarse a la iniciativa que naciera en el Foro Social de Sao Pablo, de organizar a nivel mundial, día del natalicio de nuestro Libertador Simón Bolívar, el Día mundial de Apoyo a la Revolución Bolivariana y con el Comandante Hugo Chávez.
Los presentes han manifestado al Embajador Nelson Dávila y a su equipo estar comprometidos con el proceso venezolano, así como también su adhesión al compromiso que naciera en el Foro Social de Sao Pablo. Sus palabras fueron para recordar al Libertador Simón Bolívar y su gesta emancipadora, para recordar que los pueblos de Latinoamérica y del mundo necesitan que el proceso revolucionario venezolano continúe y para expresar que el pueblo aborigen de Australia también desea su emancipación.
On July the Venezuelan Embassy in Australia together with solidarity activists celebrated Venezuela's National Day of Independence. They where joined by a visiting Venezuelan folkloric group `Compases de Integracion'.