Monday, October 15, 2012

Assessing the Venezuelan election result

Socialist Alliance and Resistance meeting

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was re-elected on October 7 in an election with the largest ever voter turn out. Chavez received over 8 million votes which is a record - see graph below.

Chavez ran on a radical program aimed at advancing the moves towards socialism in Venezuela.

This meeting will discuss the meaning of the election result and the dynamics of the movement for social change in Venezuela.

Guest speakers:
Pip Hinman (participant in the solidarity brigade which witnessed the election period - via Skype)
Chris Jenkins (Socialist Alliance)

6:30pm, Wed 17 Oct

Perth Activist Centre, 15/5 Aberdeen St, Perth (next to McIver station)

Ph 9218 9608, 0413 976 638.

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How Western press distort Venezuela

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