Witness a people’s revolution in the making
DECEMBER 4th – 13th, 2013
Registrations close October 1, 2013
The Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network’s 14th solidarity brigade to Venezuela this December is a very special opportunity to observe, learn about and be inspired by the Bolivarian revolution that is transforming Latin America and challenging the greed, exploitation and destructiveness of global capitalism by showing that a better world is possible.
Since 1998, when the late Hugo Chavez was first elected president, the Bolivarian revolution has achieved remarkable things by putting control of Venezuela’s politics and economy back into the hands of the poor majority. Despite the challenges created by Hugo Chavez’s death on March 5th this year, this people-power driven revolution continues to flourish, defying ongoing attempts by the United States-backed opposition to destroy it.
During the 10-day brigade, participants will visit social missions, communal councils and communes, as well as production cooperatives, public health and education services, environmental sustainability projects, community controlled media stations, and women’s and Indigenous organisations and projects. They will observe the December 8th Muncipal Elections campaign and polling day, and will speak to a wide range of grassroots organisations, community activists, trade unions and government representatives about the “socialism of the 21st century” being created by the Venezuelan people.
Brigade registration and costs
The registration deadline for the 2013 brigade is October 1st, 2013.
Participants will need to book their own international airfares. Accommodation, transport within Venezuela and English-Spanish translation throughout the brigade will be organised for all participants by the AVSN. In addition to your international airfare, you will need to budget for approximately $1200. This will cover your brigade registration fee ($500 for waged workers or $350 for students/pensioners), and your food, transport and (shared) accommodation in Venezuela.
To register, express your interest, or for more information:
PHONE: Jim McIlroy 0423 741 734, Roberto Jorquera 0425 182 994 or Lisa Macdonald 0413 031 108