Hugo Chávez: a loss for Venezuela and the world

6th March 2013 Socialist Action 0

Together with the people of Venezuela, Latin America and all anti-imperialists and progressive people world-wide, we mourn the loss of our comrade Presidente Hugo Chávez.

His death is not only a huge loss for Venezuela, but for the whole of Latin America. And not only for Venezuela and Latin America, but for the entire world.

This loss is felt most deeply in Venezuela itself where people have flooded onto the streets to show their grief and respect, chanting, “Chávez vive, la lucha sigue”: “Chávez lives, the battle continues”.

This love and respect is a reflection of Chávez’s achievements but also his personal courage in pursuing the most progressive goals.

Photo from: www.minci.gob.ve

Venezuela – right-wing steps up destabilisation campaign

8th January 2013 Socialist Action 0

Respect the democratic will of the Venezuelan people – no to right-wing destabilisation plans

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced on Friday (4 January) that President Hugo Chavez’s new term of office will begin this Thursday 10 January, in line with the country’s Constitution. Hugo Chavez won a record number of votes to be re-elected President with a landslide 55% last October.

Vice President Maduro explained that the official Presidential swearing in ceremony can be done at a later date by the Supreme Court, in line with Articles 231-235 of Venezuela’s constitution, once Chávez returns from Cuba where he is undergoing treatment for cancer.

Emergency Public Meeting in Support of Venezuela

7th January 2013 Socialist Action 0

Respect the Democratic Will of the Venezuelan People, No to Right-Wing Destabilisation Plans

Thursday January 10, 7.00pm,
Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London, W1T 5DL (nearest tube: Warren Street)

Speakers:
• Samuel Moncada, Venezuelan Ambassador
• Tariq Ali, writer • Jeremy Corbyn MP

Photo: Prensa Presidencial www.minci.gob.ve

Solidarity with Hugo Chávez

10th December 2012 Socialist Action 0

As Hugo Chávez returns to Cuba for further treatment, our thoughts and solidarity are with him, his family and with all our friends and comrades in Venezuela.

In recent years, Hugo Chávez has, more than anyone else, played a central role in reviving socialism across the world after a period of international defeats for the working class.

Hugo Chávez has demonstrated the difference that individuals can make in trying to change the world despite the immense military and economic power of the bourgeoisie.

Venezuela: Your victory is our victory

12th October 2012 Socialist Action 0

By Jane West

Despite the best efforts of the US and its allies, and the vain hopes of the Western media, Hugo Chávez comprehensively won Sunday’s Venezuelan presidential election with 54.42% of the vote against 44.97% for the opposition.

Chávez gained a record 8.1 million votes compared to 6.5 for the opposition in an election with one of the highest ever turnouts in a Venezuelan election.