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Venezuela Talk and Films

SCROAT | 20.02.2006 12:19 | Repression | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements

Bolivarian Revolution, Coal Mining and Indigenous Resistance
Wednesday 1st March, 7.30pm, The Sumac centre
245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham

This event was scheduled for last month, but was cancelled at late notice – here is another chance to see it! With films, and guest speaker, Sophie Allain, who has recently been in Venezuela, and films.

In 1999 Chavez came to power, the new Venezuelan Constitution was written and people were thirsty for change. Neo Liberal policies were rejected in favour of ‘missions’
designed to empower the poorest communities. The’ left’ across the world celebrated while the ‘right’ panicked. The political landscape in Venezuela was polarised; Chavez vs. the capitalist opposition; black vs. white.
But six years on and there is trouble in paradise. Big business is reasserting itself in Venezuela while indigenous people continue to fight for their lives and for the environment. Shades of grey and bursts of colourful resistance are breaking through the black and white picture. Learn more and find out what you can do to help.

*Hot food at 7.30pm, programme follows

* Report back from a recent trip to Venezuela

*FILM; ‘ Bolivarian Venezuela ; people and struggle of the fourth world war’

* Short film from a new libertarian social centre in Caracas

* Information on indigenous struggle
in the rural north west

*News paper clippings and photos

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