Emergency Meeting with Venezuelan Minister for Communications Delcy Rodriguez this Saturday

This Saturday (March 22) at 4.30pm in London there will be a unique opportunity to hear from our very special guest the Venezuelan Government’s Minister for Communications Delcy Rodriguez. This will take place after the important TUC supported Stand Up to Racism (http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/) event, 10 minutes down the road. You can pre-register here

She will give a briefing & update on the current situation in Venezuela, where recent weeks have seen – as part of a campaign launched by Venezuela’s extreme right-wing opposition leaders forLa Salida (The Ousting of the country’s elected Government) – a wave of violent street disturbances in various parts of Venezuela, & continued Government calls for peace & dialogue.

The event is at Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8TN. It s open to all those who defend social justice & democracy in Venezuela against anti-democratic, violent attacks from extreme right-wing forces. It’s hosted by Unite the Union & organised by the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign. It is essential to pre-register here.

The meeting will kick off over a month of events organised by the VSC and supported by Thompsons Solicitors telling the truth about Venezuela, including a series of Eyewitness: What’s Really Going on in Venezuela? plus No More Pinochets in Latin America – No to Extreme Right Wing Coup Plotters in Venezuela & other events across the country, culminating with VSC’s major conference in London on May 10:

· Monday March 24, South LondonHands off Latin America! two short films and Q and A. South London VSC event with other solidarity groups. Speakers include VSC Secretary & co-author of Right-Wing Politics in the New Latin America Dr. Francisco Dominguez. 6.30pm – 9.00pm, Goldsmiths University, SE14 6NW. Info here

· Tuesday April 1, Central LondonEyewitness: What’s Really Happening in Venezuela? VSC meeting with Ewan Robertson, a journalist who works in Venezuela.  He will give an in-depth update on his experiences living in Venezuela & current developments. 6.30pm. the Discus, Unite House, 128 Theobalds Rd, WC1X 8TN. Register & info here

· Monday April 7, Leeds: Meeting with Ewan Robertson & VSC Chair Colin Burgon. 6pm at Yorkshire & the Humber TUC, 33 Park Place Leeds LS1 2RY

· Tuesday April 8, Shipley: Meeting with Ewan Robertson. 7.30pm, Kirkgate Centre, Shipley, Yorkshire, BD18 3EH.Hosted by Viva Bradford! (5 minutes from Shipley Rail Station, 2 minutes from Shipley bus station & Market Square.)

· Friday April 11, TUC Black Workers’ Conference: Joint Venezuela Solidarity Campaign – Cuba Solidarity Campaign solidarity fringe meeting for delegates. Speakers include Alvaro Sanchez of the Venezuelan Embassy. 5.30pm/End of session at Thompsons Suite, Congress House.

· Monday April 14, STUC: Joint SVSC & others lunchtime Latin America fringe meeting with speakers including Ewan Robertson.

· Friday April 18, Edinburgh: Public meeting with Ewan Robertson, venue tbc.

· Wednesday April 23, North London: Public meeting with George Galloway MP & Dr. Francisco Dominguez. 7.00pm (doors 6.30pm) at the Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU. Facebook event hereregister here

· Tuesday April 29, Birmingham: Public meeting with Dr.Francisco Dominguez. 7pm. venue tbc.

· Monday May 12, Brighton: Local meeting with VSC National Co-ordinator Matt Willgress. More details tbc.

· Saturday May 10, National ConferenceHugo Chavez’s Legacy & the Ongoing Transformation of Venezuela with special guests include Alvaro Sanchez, H.E. Esther Armentreros, Cuban Ambassador, H.E. Alicia Castro, Argentinian Ambassador, Guissell Morales-Echaverry, Nicaraguan Embassy plus many more. 10.00am – 5.00pm, University of London Union, Malet Street, WC1E 7HY. Register & info here

More meetings & details will be confirmed shortly – please email info@venezuelasolidarity.co.ukfor further details on any of these events.

This article was originally posted by the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign here.