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August 2004: Chávez Referendum Venezuela.

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Caracas Youth Festival Starts

09-08-2005 04:54 | Venezuela | Culture | Education | Social Struggles | World

logo - everywhere in caracas

Over 17,000 young international activists have gathered in Caracas for the 16th World Festival of Youth and Students, which begins today (Monday 8th August). Several groups in the UK, including Hands Off Venezuela, Colombia Solidarity Campaign, Justice for Colombia and New Generation, as well as various communist groups, have between them sent over 100 delegates. Everyone from Europe is being housed at a newly-completed village, half an hour south of the Venezuelan capital, except for the organisers from the World Federation of Democratic Youth who have been staying at the Hilton Hotel (which is now run as a co-op). The festival is seen as an excellent opportunity to build solidarity with Venezuela's peaceful and democratic revolution.

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Free Cesar Zelada Campaign (jailed in Bolivia)

24-09-2004 11:49 | Venezuela | Globalisation | Repression | Social Struggles | World

EuroMPs letter of protest
latest update: Cesar released on bail

previous updates: 2004-9-29 | 2004-10-6 | 2004-10-8

Cesar Zelada is a well known student activist in Peru. He is also a member of the Fuerza de Izquierda Socialista, a left wing group, and the organiser of the Hands off Venezuela campaign in Peru.

He was in Bolivia as part of a delegation of Peruvian student activists invited by the Youth wing of the Bolivian Workers' Union (COB - the Bolivian TUC) to show solidarity with the struggle of the Peruvian students, particularly those at the Oruro Technical University.

He was arrested on September 14th, in the capital La Paz. He was strip searched and handcuffed by the PTJ police and then questioned without having access to a lawyer. He is being kept in jail in the San Pedro Penal, in La Paz. When making the case against him at the hearing, the prosecutor alleged that he was in possession of explosives, had lied about his address in Bolivia and was carrying "Marxist propaganda" with the aim of "subversion".

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Venezuela Referendum Nears - Solidarity Week Starts In London

09-08-2004 12:03 | Venezuela | Free Spaces | Indymedia | London | World

This Sunday, Venezuelans will vote on whether to keep their controversial president, Hugo Chávez. Elected with a promise to redistribute Venezuela's enormous oil wealth (before Chávez it was the number one supplier to the US) this referendum will be a chance to find out if he still has the support of the people. Having failed to oust him with a traditional (US backed)coup in 2002, and a general "strike" (bosses lock-out) the following Christmas, the opposition's referendum might actually end up strengthening his legitimacy.

This week, groups in London held a week of solidarity with the Venezuelan people and their right to self-determination without US interference. Daily events (see programme) took place at the rampART creative centre in Whitechapel, starting on Monday 9th with the opening of a "Latinamerican Liberation" exhibition. The main event is a picket of the US Embassy on the day of the referendum, Sunday 15th, from 2pm; meet beforehand in Hyde Park near Speakers' Corner for a 'Bolivarian picnic'.

Final event at the rampART from 6pm sunday, party and what next, plus indymedia access point.

Check out: Latest programme details | Rampart venue website | MultiMap venue map |
opening night review, photos | day two | full week review

New topic created: See Venezuela 2004 for all related posts.

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Military coup in Venezuela failed

20-04-2002 22:00 | Venezuela | Anti-militarism | Globalisation | Repression | World


In a stunning reversal of the pro-business coup that ousted him from power on Friday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned to the presidential office. Mass protests had erupted in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas immediately after the coup. Thousands of people stormed the presidential palace, 'interim-president' Carmona fled and was later arrested. Read more.

On Friday morning, the Venezuelan army forced President Hugo Chavez to step back from power and put him under arrest. The president of the business council Fedecamaras, Pedro Carmona Estanga, was appointed to head an interim government.

The coup followed days of strikes and mass protests which had been initiated and organised by business councils and business-friendly trade unions. For several months, the national oligarchy opposed to the planned social and land reforms, had provoked civilian opposition to the Chavez-led government. The US-government and international financial institutions had also criticised Chavez for his non-compliance with their demands and had made clear that they would support his removal. Read more here and here.

Background info from:
NarcoNews | Zmag | Schnews

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Chavez: brave man or another dictator?

18-12-2001 23:00 | Venezuela | Globalisation | World

While all eyes are focused on Afghanistan and the Middle East, where the US is currently bombarding the Taliban for its support of Osama bin Laden and his al Qaida terror network, media attention and speculation abounds as to where the US will strike next in its new, perpetual war. Two South American nations in particular are currently being prepped for possible military action. Colombia and Venezuela. Both countries figure prominently in US energy policy through coal (Colombia) and oil (Venezuela more so than Colombia) reserves. The US is already militarily involved in Colombia through its "drug war" via Plan Colombia, a $1.3-billion operation which focuses primarily on the fumigation and eradication of the coca plant (used to make cocaine). some background. MeanwhileArgentina is facing an economic, political and social meltdown whose effects could cause further gloom for the global economy. Hundreds of thousands of Argentineans have taken to the streets in protest at a raft of austerity measures demanded by the IMF to prevent the country's bankruptcy.

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Text Chavez threatens to cut off US oil supplies
14-01-2006 01:32 | 12 comments

Text Venezuela: After the Referendum
13-10-2004 12:42 | 2 comments

Text El Libertario / Venezuela: 9 years, 40 edition
13-10-2004 12:29

Text Chavez Announces that Venezuelan State Will Switch to “Free Software”
30-09-2004 00:00

Image Chavéz, Chevron and Microsoft
31-08-2004 09:20 | 3 comments

28-08-2004 15:54

Text The Venezuelan anti-terrorist law penalizes “anarchy” with 1 to 3 years in prison
28-08-2004 15:42 | 7 comments

18-08-2004 00:21

Text A historical note on the Venezuelan opposition
17-08-2004 00:33 | 1 comment

Video Video of celebrations in Caracas
16-08-2004 20:26

Text Open letter to the 'Independent' newspaper
16-08-2004 11:10 | 1 comment

Text Video.Edinburgh demo in support of the Bolivarian revolution of Venezuela
16-08-2004 10:53

Text Chavez cheated - of course
16-08-2004 10:41 | 3 comments

Text Venezuela's Chavez Wins Recall Vote: CNE Announces Results
16-08-2004 09:46

Text preliminary results
16-08-2004 02:19

Image Venezuela : observers in The Hague!
16-08-2004 02:17

Text Independent Lies
16-08-2004 01:56 | 1 comment

Text Referendum Results
16-08-2004 01:37

Text four shooting incidents in Venezuela
16-08-2004 01:06

Text Either one votes for Bush or Chavez
15-08-2004 22:31 | 1 comment

Video Video from London US Embassy hands of venezuela demo
15-08-2004 22:30 | 1 comment

Text video: witness description of shooting (es)
15-08-2004 20:15 | 2 comments

Text Venezuela Bolivariana: People and Struggle of the Fourth World War
15-08-2004 19:42 | 7 comments

Image Venezuela Solidarity Demonstration at Edinburgh Festival
15-08-2004 17:34 | 4 comments

Video Venezuela Solidarity, indymedia access point, plus party
15-08-2004 13:11 | 4 comments

Video venuzuala solidarity / rampart video
15-08-2004 12:57 | 3 comments

Text Venezuelan opposition intent on disruption
15-08-2004 02:30

Text Venezuelan Opposition Press Preparing to Allege Fraud
15-08-2004 01:51

Text Narco News on Venezuela Vote in English
15-08-2004 01:30

Text Summary of news from Venezuela
15-08-2004 00:46

Text Venezuela: Communique of the Popular Bases Movement
15-08-2004 00:45

Text collection of mainstream news source on Venezuela
14-08-2004 12:43 | 1 comment

Image Photos from Venezuela: a very big support demo at Caracas Bridge
14-08-2004 09:14

Text Venezuela: Sowing prohibition for GMO
13-08-2004 15:55

Image fifty reasons why "Chavez should stay"
13-08-2004 15:30

Text An antidote for apathy
13-08-2004 15:06

Text Referendum in Venezuela: Between Empire and Revolution
13-08-2004 00:18

Text Venezuela Election-Day Special available on the KU
12-08-2004 21:00

Text EU - Hands off Venezuela (8.3.2004)
12-08-2004 20:27

Text Implementing the Nicaragua Plan in Venezuela
12-08-2004 17:41

Text Coups R US: Haiti and Venezuela
12-08-2004 17:21

Text Disruptions in Venezuela
11-08-2004 11:27

Text Cuban heat at rampART
11-08-2004 11:23 | 6 comments

Text Supporters Gather Against Referendum
11-08-2004 10:43

Image latinamerican liberation ehibition at rampART
10-08-2004 11:52 | 2 comments

Text rightwing attacks on venezuala
10-08-2004 11:29

Image The heat is on Venezuela
09-08-2004 01:07 | 1 comment

Text Venezuela Prepares for Recall Vote
08-08-2004 11:21

Text Venezuela Tense Over Referendum
08-08-2004 11:13

Text e-voting furor
08-08-2004 11:06

Text Lottery for venezuela future
07-08-2004 12:12

Text New crisis in Venezuela
07-08-2004 12:03

Text Unrest in Venezuela likely
07-08-2004 11:45

Text electronic voting
07-08-2004 11:39

Text Referendum on the Revolution
07-08-2004 11:29

Text Venezuela Counterpunch
07-08-2004 11:20

Text Chavez: the FTAA is dead
09-07-2004 19:21

Text Venezuela: In these times of scoundrels
20-06-2004 20:40

Text No to United States Intervention in Venezuala
05-06-2004 17:12 | 2 comments

Text Fears of war between Colombia and Venezuela
18-04-2004 17:29 | 1 comment

Text Russian is Arming: Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Chile and Urugu
04-04-2004 20:53

Text Danny Glover - Haiti & Venezuela: A Personal View
29-03-2004 10:37

Text Jamaica, Venezuela Refuse to Recognize New U.S.-Backed Haitian Government
17-03-2004 19:48

Text Venezuela, March 2004: The logic of our times
10-03-2004 19:48

Text Aristide Is Being Held Like a Prisoner. Is Chavez Next?
04-03-2004 17:05 | 2 comments

Text Venezuela Offers Military Aid To Haiti Government Facing US Backed Coup
28-02-2004 01:48

Image Developing countries summit in Venezuela: "To recover the South-South identity"
26-02-2004 14:14

Text Venezuela Hails Latin American 'Axis' Against US
16-01-2004 15:27 | 2 comments

Text Que viva Chavez! Que viva Venezuela!
11-01-2004 18:06 | 2 comments

23-11-2003 00:07 | 1 comment

Image Is the United States of America plotting to murder Venezuela’s President?
12-10-2003 14:29

Text Opposition Rally in Venezuela
27-07-2003 16:25

Text Venezuelan Community Media Under Attack
15-07-2003 16:12

Text Land Reform Sparks Violence in Venezuela
01-07-2003 01:48

Text Tension in the Colombian-Venezuelan Border Region
10-06-2003 06:08 | 1 comment

Text Human Rights Group Criticizes Hugo Chavez and Venezuelan Media
27-05-2003 21:57 | 1 comment

09-05-2003 14:05 | 1 comment

Text Venezuela a year after the coup - The red tide floods Bolivar Avenue once again
24-04-2003 16:57

Text Venezuela fires on Colombian paramilitaries
01-04-2003 13:22

Text His assignment: to direct covert-ops against VENEZUELA ?
04-03-2003 09:48

Image Lula, Chavez, A Very Thorny GW Bush
04-03-2003 08:02 | 1 comment

Image Chavez &Chavistas Debate G W Bush & Puppets
01-03-2003 22:40 | 2 comments

Text Bolivarno, Colombia, Venezuela, Cisneros, Imperiazl US Interventions
11-02-2003 19:02

Text Coca-Cola & McDonalds leaving Venezuela!
01-02-2003 01:46

Text Political-Economic Intervention: Argentina - Venezuela
28-01-2003 02:47

Image Bushs Fascists Bomb Pro Chavez Rally, and Kill One in Venezuela
24-01-2003 04:50

Text Activists occupy Venezuelan embassy in Australia
17-01-2003 16:55 | 2 comments

Text UK Independent Reporter’s Undisclosed Venezuela Conflicts
04-01-2003 08:32 | 1 comment

Text Venezuela: Lessons of Class War and US Intervention
18-12-2002 21:39 | 1 comment

Text Venezuela and Colombia: Two brother peoples that are resisting.
18-12-2002 15:10

Text why venezualas middle class(for the most part) opposes chavez
17-12-2002 06:55

Text A Venezuelan anarchist viewpoint on Chavez
16-12-2002 03:13

Text democracy in Venezuela, how you can help right now
13-12-2002 12:36

Text venezuela in turmoil
09-12-2002 13:44 | 2 comments

04-11-2002 19:31 | 1 comment

Image European Parliment staffer shot with 41 rubber bullets by Venezuelan police
20-08-2002 06:26

Text Support Venezuela's Community Media!
31-07-2002 22:36

Text Venezuela after the Coup Attempt: Will Chavez' Project Survive?
09-05-2002 18:25 | 1 comment

Text Venezuela coup linked to Bush team
21-04-2002 22:18

Text in solidarity with Venezuela
15-04-2002 17:45

Text Hugo Chavez Declared President of America
14-04-2002 18:52 | 1 comment

Text Chavez reinstated
14-04-2002 11:24

14-04-2002 02:20 | 3 comments

Text Coup in Venezuela: An Eyewitness Account
14-04-2002 00:55 | 2 comments

Text Did Chavez resign????
13-04-2002 10:44 | 2 comments

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