Witness a people’s revolution in the making
DECEMBER 4th – 13th, 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.
Venezuelan Embassy warning about the media campaign to not recognise the results of the April 14 presidential elections
Statement by Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Australia
In order to advise, truthfully, the reality of what occurred in Venezuela after presidential elections held on 14 April, in which the president Nicolás Maduro won with 50.78% of votes, and to avoid any more “media misunderstandings” that are the result of the non-recognition of the results by the former candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski, a loser in this electoral process, this Embassy responsibly seeks to inform that:
Friday, April 19, 2013
By Ryan Mallett-Outtrim, Merida, Venezuela
As the Venezuelan opposition is emboldened by chaos on the streets, reactionary propaganda on the private airwaves that still dominate Venezuela's media landscape and firm support from Washington, now is the time for the international left to galvanise support for the Bolivarian revolution.
End the opposition violence! Respect the democratic process!
No US-backed intervention in Venezuela!
April 17, 2013
Statement from the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network
The Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network joins with all those voices for democracy and peace to call for an immediate end to the opposition-initiated violence now occurring in Venezuela.
Solidarity with the Bolivarian revolution:
Viva Chavez – Hasta la Victoria Siempre
Not since the murder of Ernesto Che Guevara has the death of a revolutionary fighter had such an impact on the world. Hugo Chavez, who has been at the head of the Bolivarian revolution since 1998, elected five times by the people of Venezuela as its President, is an example of what is needed to combat the brutality of capitalism.
By Ryan Mallett-Outtrim
Venezuelans went to the polls for the second time this year on December 16, and delivered another overwhelming victory to President Hugo Chavez’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).
Chavez is leading a process of social change, known as the Bolivarian revolution, that has halved poverty in the oil-rich nation and promoted participatory democracy.
After presidential elections returned Chavez with more than 55% of the vote, the PSUV increased its majority of state governorships and legislatures.
Twelve wonderful days of inspiration and education in Venezuela: Report on the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network’s 2012 solidarity brigade
By Jim McIlroy (Brigade co-leader)
The 18 members of the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network (AVSN) Presidential Election Brigade to Venezuela, from September 27 to October 8, 2012, spent a wonderful and inspirational 12 days observing the Bolivarian revolutionary process and learning about the struggles of the Venezuelan people for Socialism of the 21st Century. A highlight of the brigade was to participate in the October 4 massive rally of three million supporters of Hugo Chavez’ successful campaign for re-election as president of Venezuela in the national poll held on October 7.
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.