December 4, 2007. Venezuelan referendum: Democracy prevails, the Bolivarian revolution continues
The December 2 referendum on 69 proposed changes to Venezuela’s constitution resulted in a narrow majority “No” vote. The result was immediately accepted by President Hugo Chavez, who said: “We have fulfilled our promise of respecting our institutions. The umpire has spoken… We declare that we recognise the decision that the people have made. For now we could not do it. …I congratulate my adversaries for their victory. We are prepared for a long battle.''
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Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez wants to visit Australia
As millions of Australians prepare to cast their vote in the federal election, millions of Venezuelans are also preparing to vote - but for a new Constitution that if adopted will give Venezuelans more democratic rights than Australians enjoy.
Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network Statement. 9th November 2007
To register your support for this statement CLICK HERE
The corporate-owned media is at it again, spreading lies and distortions about the peaceful and democratic Venezuelan revolution led by the government of President Hugo Chavez. The catalyst for the international media campaign is the democratic process in Venezuela to reform the existing constitution.
What they did to Venezuela they are preparing for Bolivia
Respect national sovereignty and self-determination!
Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network statement
The Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network declares its solidarity with the people of Bolivia and support for their right to determine their own government and policies in the face of a US-backed campaign to undermine and overthrow the elected government of President Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president who won a free and fair election in December 2005 with nearly 54% of the vote.
A statement from the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network. August 25, 2007
When Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez presented a series of proposed constitutional changes to the Venezuelan National Assembly on August 22, thousands of enthusiastic supporters rallied outside. The changes, supported by an estimated 70% of the population according to an August 16 BBC report, will not come into effect unless they are ratified by the Venezuelan people in a referendum.
You will no doubt be seeing media headlines “Venezuelan troops take TV equipment” and worse, circulating the world, many referring to “international criticism of [President Hugo Chavez’s] decision not to renew RCTV’s license and to replace Venezuela's most-watched channel with a state-backed network that will promote the values of his (sic) self-styled socialist revolution".
Letter from the AVSN to President Chavez
Sr. Hugo Chavez, Presidente
Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela
Palacio de Miraflores
Final Avenida Urdaneta, Esq. de Bolero
Caracas 1010, Venezuela
Ing. Yubiri Ortega de Carrizalez
Ministerio del Ambiente
Centro Simon Bolivar, Torre Sur, Piso 25 El Silencio, Caracas, Venezuela
FAX: +58 212 408 1024
Dear President Chavez,
Our sincere thanks and congratulations for your decision to prohibit new coalmines and the expansion of existing coalmines in the Indigenous territories of the Sierra de Perija.
MEDIA RELEASE - Will a Howard-Costello government allow Australians to hear Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez?
"Will the Australian government allow Australians to make up their own mind about the ideas, policies and actions of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez?" Kiraz Janicke, member of the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network (AVSN) nNational Coordinating Committee asked today.
Australia Venezuela Solidarity Network
Chavez is welcome here!
Greg Barns invited to meet Venezuelan Charge D'Affairs
The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, has been invited to visit Australia this year by the Australian-Venezuela Solidarity Network. The organization has been circulating a petition to gather names in support of the visit, which was attacked by Greg Barns in Monday’s edition of the Mercury as ‘pompous’ and ‘nauseating’.
To read the Hobart Mercury Article
Venezuela December 3 elections: “What is at stake is the future of the revolutionary process itself”
Submitted by vensol on Fri, 24/11/2006 - 10:52am.
Joint statement from the Hands Off Venezuela (US) delegation and the Australia Venezuela Solidarity Network delegation to the December 3 presidential elections in Venezuela.