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Australian brigade witnesses victory of Venezuelan Presidential Hugo Chavez

October 8, 2012 in Caracas, Venezuela

"We, members of the Australian solidarity brigade to Venezuela, congratulate socialist President Hugo Chavez on his re-election on October 7", Coral Wynter, an organiser of the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network (AVSN) 2012 brigade, said today. "We have seen Venezuela's unique participatory democracy system in action, and it works."

Venezuela: Chavez campaign points to gains of revolution, youth mobilise for socialism

Monday, September 24, 2012
By Jim McIlroy & Coral Wynter, Caracas

As the final weeks of the Venezuelan presidential election campaign unfold, an intense battle of ideas is under way. The poll on October 7 is looming as one of the most important elections in the country´s history.

On one hand, the right-wing opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski, and his Roundtable for Democratic Unity (MUD) coalition, has produced a program aimed to privatise great sections of Venezuelan industry, particularly the state oil company PDVSA. This would destroy the economic basis for the Bolivarian revolution led by the government of President Hugo Chavez, whose gains rely on funds from PDVSA.

Chavez: Venezuelan opposition 'aggression against the people'

By Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter

CARACAS, VENEZUELA - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez described the program of the opposition presidential candidate Henriques Capriles Radonski, running for the right-wing Roundtable for Unity (MUD) coalition, as "an aggression against the Venezuelan people," the September 3 Diario Vea reported. Chavez has launched a "crusade" against the opposition program in the lead-up to the October 7 presidential elections.


24 DE JULIO, 2012, 17:45. Canberra – Australia. Ante la Embajada de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela se han presentado un comprometido grupo de representantes de diferentes organizaciones sociales, presentes en este Continente, con la intensión de sumarse a la iniciativa que naciera en el Foro Social de Sao Pablo, de organizar a nivel mundial, día del natalicio de nuestro Libertador Simón Bolívar, el Día mundial de Apoyo a la Revolución Bolivariana y con el Comandante Hugo Chávez.

Los presentes han manifestado al Embajador Nelson Dávila y a su equipo estar comprometidos con el proceso venezolano, así como también su adhesión al compromiso que naciera en el Foro Social de Sao Pablo. Sus palabras fueron para recordar al Libertador Simón Bolívar y su gesta emancipadora, para recordar que los pueblos de Latinoamérica y del mundo necesitan que el proceso revolucionario venezolano continúe y para expresar que el pueblo aborigen de Australia también desea su emancipación.

Chavez and Capriles Launch Bid for Venezuelan Presidency

Jun 13th 2012, by Tamara Pearson

Mérida, June 12th 2012 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – President Hugo Chavez, with a clean bill of health, registered as a candidate for the upcoming presidential elections yesterday, while opposition member Henrique Capriles registered on Sunday, both accompanied by large marches. Five other people have also registered as candidates.

Ten years after coup, Venezuela vigilant despite gains

Sunday, April 22, 2012
By Owen Richards

“April 13, the great day of victory ten years ago, opened the way to the independence and unity of our Latin America and the Caribbean … We showed that a people united will never be defeated”, said Venezuela’s socialist president Hugo Chavez from the “People’s Balcony” of Miraflores Palace, during a commemoration of the April 13 revolution that toppled a short-lived business-military coup that aimed to crush the Chavez presidency.

Venezuela: ten years after the peoples’ victory over the coup – expropriate the conspirators!

Written by Jorge Martín
Friday, 13 April 2012

Ten years after the defeat of the coup in Venezuela by the revolutionary mobilisation of the masses it is worth looking back at the forces that were behind the coup, the reasons why it was defeated and what happened afterwards, as those events hold the clue to the class dynamics of the Venezuelan revolution.

New Zealand and Venezuela to Work together on Indigenous Issues

Apr 11th 2012, by AVSN Sydney

Members of Parliament attending the 126th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Kampala, Uganda have been making New Zealand’s voice heard on the representation and political participation of indigenous peoples, both within the world’s parliaments and the Union itself. Hon Tau Henare, Jan Logie MP and Louisa Wall MP are representing the New Zealand Parliament at the Assembly.

Venezuela’s Electoral Body Officially Sets Dates of 2012 National Elections

by Ewan Robertson

Mérida, 30th March 2012 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) has made official the dates for the national elections to be held in the country later this year, while calling on all candidates to make a public commitment to recognise the results.

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