Oliver Ressler, Austrian artist & co-director of 5 Factories - Worker Control in Venezuela, visits Melbourne
Oliver Ressler, Austrian artist and co-director (with Dario Azzellini) of 5 Factories - Worker Control in Venezuela, will be in Australia in January. Come to a special Melbourne screening of his film followed by a discussion with the artist.
Melbourne Thursday Jan 25th, 7pm Trades Hall Council.
Entry is free but donations are welcomed to Venezuela solidarity groups who will be present on the night.
Endorsed by: Bolivarian Circle, LASNET and AVSN in conjunction with "If You See Something Say Something"
For further information contact Jorge Jorquera:
By John Riddell
When supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez rallied in the Teresa Carrena theatre in Caracas to celebrate their presidential election victory December 15, 2007, "there were cheers in the back half of the theatre," writes Michael Lebowitz, "but few in the high-priced seats."
Monday, Jan 08, 2007
By: Gregory Wilpert – Venezuelanalysis.com
During the swearing-in ceremony of his new cabinet, Venezuela’s President Chavez announced a series of dramatic new measures for moving ahead in establishing 21st century socialism in Venezuela. Among these new measures are the convocation of a new constitutional assembly and the re-nationalization of key industries.
By: Gregory Wilpert - Venezuelanalysis.com
Caracas, January 3, 2007 (venezuelanalysis.com)— In a controversial decision, President Chavez announced last week that the broadcast license of the oppositional TV station RCTV, which expires in May of this year, will not be renewed. Government officials explained that according to Venezuelan law the renewal is a discretional decision of the government and is thus completely legal.
By Hands Off Venezuela Monday, 18 December 2006
Monday, Dec 18, 2006
By: Gregory Wilpert - www.venezuelanalysis.com
In an event to celebrate the successful reelection of President Chavez, Chavez called on his followers to dissolve their existing parties and to form a new “Socialist Unity Party of Venezuela.” Chavez also explained that the main project for the next term is to “construct socialism from below,” via this new party.
Venezezuela Information Centre - Dec10, 2006
At Venezuela's presidential election on 3 December, Hugo Chavez received a massive 63% of the vote with Manuel Rosales on 37%. Chavez won over seven million votes, three million more than Rosales.
The vote was scrutinised by over 300 observers from the European Union, the Organisation of American States, Mercosur and the Carter Center.
December 9, 2006
Thirty-eight people from Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland and Germany participated in a two-week brigade to Venezuela this month to witness first hand the Bolivarian revolution and the country’s presidential election on December 3.
The brigade’s discussions with a wide range of community leaders and organisations revealed the population’s extensive participation in the creation of a new socialism that is challenging United States imperialism and eradicating poverty, illiteracy and inequality in Venezuela.
VIO Venezuela Election : USA News Roundup for Monday, December 4, 2006
Please see below for a roundup of today's Venezuela election news.
PRESIDENT HUGO RAFAEL CHÁVEZ FRIAS IS REELECTED BY A LANDSLIDE 23% MARGIN
Here are the preliminary returns, as announced by the Venezuela National Electoral Council (CNE) at 10 PM on Sunday evening, December 3, 2006, with 78% of votes counted:
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE PERCENTAGE VOTES
President Hugo Chávez 61.3% 5.9 million
Ex-Gov. Manuel Rosales 38.4% 3.7 million
National Electoral Council (CNE):
by Derrick O'Keefe December 05, 2006
First published on www.zmag.org
Though of course one would never celebrate the unavoidable fragility of human life, it was perhaps fitting that 91 year-old former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet suffered a heart attack on Sunday, December 3.